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Old 9th Sep 2020, 14:24
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During a spell in Nepal with RNAC - as it was before the fall of the monarchy and dropping the 'R' - the airline flew regular "Mountain Flights" that passed up the Himal as far as Cholmolungma (aka Mount Everest) and circled the summit at 31,000 feet -a bit less than 2,000 feet above it. When on morning shift, after preparing the flight, we'd climb aboard and fly on the flight deck - so we each had several of these trips. The views are fantastic! On another occasion, returning from the Delhi overnight run, the cloud cover over the ridge on Kathmandu approach was too low, so the pilots decided to take an alternative route up the valley from the west. The clouds almost covered the hill tops so we were effectively in a tunnel - quite exciting, as it was a bit like flying the Mach Loop but in a 757 and the views were what you might call, interesting! [I've long thought that those "Mountain Pilots" are a bit crazy.]
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Old 10th Sep 2020, 19:32
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I always thought it a pity that blinds had to be drawn to avoid interfering with the entertainment screens. The view was the best part of the ordeal.
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Old 10th Sep 2020, 19:45
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Today was spent looking at kitchen options. Now the threat of the Big Fella being made redundant is fading, time to get the kitchen sorted.
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Old 10th Sep 2020, 20:02
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Careful redders, I'd hate to dampen your enthusiasm but this Covid thing is a moving target.

At the last minute I got wind of a steam train visiting Hastings station this lunchtime, I popped down there to see it arrive. Quite a few steam heads, cameras ready were standing at the end of the platform opposite the one it was due to arrive at. As the steam train pulled in, another train rumbled through obscuring the steam train. For those still interested, the loco was Brounton a West Country Bulleid Pacific and a mighty sight it was too.
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Old 10th Sep 2020, 20:18
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Keep seeing this large red 1950s style sports car round here, lovely big burbling engine - managed to get the reg today and it's a Ronart W152, probably with a Jag V12 engine. Never heard of the marque, apparently a production car built since early 1980s. It's a "pre-reg" wonder if it acquired the identity of the doner Jag. Makes a lovely noise compared with all the vulgar modern tat affected by many of the local Carlos Fandangos... He went off for a drive today with his mate who has a very early Porsche.

Another guy nearby restores/repairs vintage cars, had one of those 1930s Bentleys in his workshop a few years ago.
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Old 10th Sep 2020, 20:20
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Has is your son doing hifly?
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Old 10th Sep 2020, 20:44
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
Has is your son doing hifly?
He's getting much better thanks. Up until last Monday he hadn't eaten for four days and the meds given by the hospital he couldn't keep down. We were on the point of taking him back to the hospital when he asked for some Horlicks and some scrabbled eggs. Since then his appetite has returned as is his sense of taste and smell. He's getting plenty of rest and prefers quiet, ie no clattering of plates from the kitchen please.

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Old 10th Sep 2020, 21:03
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Old 10th Sep 2020, 21:24
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Thanks meadowrun, I'll try and post the pics I took today. What motor is that and is it you in it?
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Old 10th Sep 2020, 21:27
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It's the Ronart I mentioned in 12330!

That's great news about your son! Scrabbled eggs - have they been dropped on the tiles?
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Old 10th Sep 2020, 21:45
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Thanks, no the scrambled eggs were a surprising success because TBH it was the first time I had attempted it. I can do a good omelette, poached, boiled and fried. As I've mentioned before, Mrs H makes such sublime omelettes and scrabbled that my efforts pale in comparison. So I was pleased with the light, fluffyness of my first attempt at scrambled and my son approved. I'll add that Mrs H cannot do poached or boiled to save her life.
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Old 10th Sep 2020, 21:49
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I never used to be able to do scrambled eggs, until I discovered about doing them in the microwave. Since then they've always come out lovely and fluffy, although you have to take care to keep stirring them with a fork, and watch carefully towards the end, as it's very easy to go from perfect to over-cooked in a couple of seconds. My favourite is to add some grated strong cheddar before starting to cook them. I'm feeling hungry now, just thinking about cheesy scrambled eggs . . .
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Old 10th Sep 2020, 21:51
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I'm a master scrambler, tis my favourite way of eating eggs... That's Sunday's brekkers decided...
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Old 10th Sep 2020, 22:00
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I can do a good omelette, poached, boiled and fried.
Personally, if someone poached, boiled and fried my omlette I would suspect it was a bit overcooked! :o
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Old 10th Sep 2020, 22:54
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Went Walkies this afternoon with my virtual dog, was just past the Equi-Time Point when the rain started falling. Had to keep going, got totally soaked but it wasn't unpleasant - the delightful aroma of rain falling on grass that is a bit dry made up for it all. Followed by a hot shower and a Canadian Club.
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Old 11th Sep 2020, 14:17
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I really should do my tax...
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Old 11th Sep 2020, 14:19
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Remembering all those people who died on this day nineteen years ago in the 9/11 attacks. May their souls be at peace.
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Old 11th Sep 2020, 20:04
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Indeed. It was a shocking day for us all.

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Old 11th Sep 2020, 20:20
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A day that we will never forget.
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Old 12th Sep 2020, 01:49
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My brain must be turning to porridge - when I look at my TV in a mirror, I get a 3-D effect that I don't see when I look directly at it.

The reds seem closer, and the blues farther away. Some refraction process in the mirror? It might be a cheap way to get a 3-D TV - reverse the picture and look at in a mirror.
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