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Old 25th May 2016, 11:27
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Thank you for your kind words.
Bluey, how true your description of that poster is. I go to a carers meeting once a month and some of the carers have awful experiences, especially those who have little or no family support. I count myself lucky that I'm blessed with a close and caring family.

Your picture of the tram, Mr D, reminded me that a tram was one of the answers in a question during my driving test 60 odd years ago. Q...'When is it permissible to overtake a vehicle on the inside?
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Old 25th May 2016, 21:22
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Nephew Draper and his Missus have returned from furrin parts with their luggage,they landing in Newcastle from Heathrow a hour ago but unfortuately thier luggage didn't.

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Old 25th May 2016, 21:45
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Originally Posted by tony draper View Post
Nephew Draper and his Missus have returned from furrin parts with their luggage,they landing in Newcastle from Heathrow a hour ago but unfortuately thier luggage didn't.
Oh dear! And it was only this evening when my wife was carrying on about what a strange habit I have of packing one change of clothing in my carry-on.
Not that Air Transat will lose my hold baggage tomorrow, of course...
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Old 25th May 2016, 22:13
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Over 45 years of travelling, my luggage only ever got lost once, on a simple, single-sector journey from Brussels to Ljubljana. Little aeroplane, small airport, we had filed the missing baggage forms and still caught the bus into town with the rest of the passengers. We gave our contact address as a little pension way, way up in the mountains.

We were lucky in that we were travelling on the only day of the week when there was a second flight on the route. Shortly after getting on the next bus from LJU city into the outback, we got a call to say our bags had been found and were on their way, we would get them the following morning.

At our destination, there was a tiny shop where we bought two toothbrushes and a tube of toothpaste.

Next morning, we were sat on our balcony, enjoying breakfast in the most magnificent Alpine scenery. Way, way in the distance I spotted a tiny white moving dot. I'll tell you what that is, I said to Mrs SSK, that's our luggage on its way here. Which it was. The van must have set off at six in the morning to get to us so early.

Thank you Adria Airways, inconvenience factor - almost nil. Product recovery factor - superb.
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Old 25th May 2016, 23:04
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Lost baggage: twice in less than a year both Brussels related. The first they unload the bag from the aircraft but did not bother to put it on the conveyor belt.

The second one I arrived in Brussels from Herr Tony's land via LHR but they bag did not. I got some toiletries (not really needed) on B.A. expenses.

jimtherev, if you are prepared it will never happen.

Condolence to those who have to continue life without their little pets.

And obviously may the force be with you to those who need it.
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Old 26th May 2016, 08:39
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Good morning all. Dull and drizzle here.

Upper management starting to panic now and got an email from big boss asking when I was coming out as my boss had resigned. Told him if visa comes aiming for the 7th June. Set up a phone call with him on Friday to discuss what my position would be and about accommodation and car. Colleague says I have got them over a barrel now, just hope they don't appoint the Japanese production manager as he is useless. I won't work under him
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Old 26th May 2016, 08:45
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Morning peeps, rain is at large hereabouts buggrit, not as heavy as through the night though,back to hosp this morning to return the ticker monitor they hung on me,they were very insistant as someone else needs it today, they gave me a wee diary to record times of any symtoms that might occur during that 24 hours, nowt occured symptoms wise,hope they int disapointed.
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Old 26th May 2016, 09:01
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I am in southerly parts - Snaubins, and there is no rain - sunny and warm.
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Old 26th May 2016, 22:23
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Dang, gram and bangnabbit.

I was all set to delve into Youtube and listen to something I was itching to listen to.

Then by the time I got there I'd forgotten what it was.

If it comes back to me, I'll let you know.
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Old 26th May 2016, 23:26
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For The SSK

In response to your miss-remembering: here is a true tale.

Ye bamboo canes thrust two weeks ago: vertically for runner beans.
Lady G tied them to the horizontal bamboo.
Lovely garden string: all but one piece gone missing.
Perhaps taken by Mother Nature's aviators for nest building.

One hopes that filled in time before the remembering returns
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Old 27th May 2016, 05:36
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Reading about birds in above post I thought that I would have a quick gander at the Puffin Camera. There were 4 very close to the camera and I have never seen more than 1 or 2 before. Shows how early they get up as it was about 05:25.
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Old 27th May 2016, 05:40
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Yes, I've just watched several puffins.
It was a surprise to me to see the bluebells so close to the sea, as I'd always associated them with woodland. A very attractive scene there.
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Old 27th May 2016, 07:20
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Morning peeps, no sunshine here buggrit, lorra high cloud,this new Tablet is a handy bit of kit lest the Draper home made super puter gives up the ghost.

Can someone post the link for he Puffin Cam please.
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Old 27th May 2016, 07:37
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The owls that sat on the terrace beams of a neighbours property for many years,which have been absent for the last five, have returned. They hoot away at around 04.00 every morning!
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Old 27th May 2016, 08:38
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[quote=tony draper;9389930]Morning peeps, no sunshine here buggrit, lorra high cloud,this new Tablet is a handy bit of kit lest the Draper home made super puter gives up the ghost.

Can someone post the link for he Puffin Cam please.[/quote

Main webcam - LIVE: Teaching Through Nature

BTW has anyone any news re Beaufort1 as he seems to have been away for a while now ?
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Old 27th May 2016, 08:47
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Good morning all. Mad start this morning with loads of emails.
Still nothing from the embassy though I will only know something when the courier says they will deliver.
Anxious for phone meeting with big boss later.
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Old 27th May 2016, 09:09
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Thank Mr Nervous, nary a puffin in sight now.
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Old 27th May 2016, 10:44
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Originally Posted by IB4138 View Post
The owls that sat on the terrace beams of a neighbours property for many years,which have been absent for the last five, have returned. They hoot away at around 04.00 every morning!
If owls hoot then (in the UK) they are Tawny Owls - I believe that Barn Owls 'screech', as do Little Owls(?).
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Old 27th May 2016, 14:54
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F8 is building a nest! Very busy!
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Old 27th May 2016, 15:10
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What do Screech Owls do, then?

Who hasn't smoked their 865 cigarettes this year?
To put global consumption in perspective, enough cigarettes were consumed in 2009 for each man, woman and child in the world to have smoked an average of 865 cigarettes that year.
How an Aussie invention could make cigarette butts valuable - Hack - triple j
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