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Old 4th Mar 2021, 14:32
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One has a visitor, or rather the management does.

Should anybody in the UK hear a noise resembling an air rain siren and / or a Harrier starting / shutting down, one wishes to allay your fears and clarify the noise is localised and human generated.....which will cease as soon as she leaves the house and shuts her grid.

Thank you. This was a public service announcement
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Old 4th Mar 2021, 16:05
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You know things are getting desperate when you sit looking at manxradio webcams waiting to see when the ben my chree hauls into view while at the same time plotting distance on vessel finder.
Not me doing this obv., just pointing it out.
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Old 4th Mar 2021, 16:24
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The paint is painted, the dinner is pre-dinnering, the bath shall shortly offer bathing for a relaxing hour or so with a book, bell and candle - no hang on, book, tea and music. Then assemble the lasagna for cooking, watch the Flyer podcast and finally mange...
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Old 5th Mar 2021, 09:25
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Happy St Pirans Day to all us Cornish types - and a reminder that it's British Pie Week. I'm combining the two with a pasty, tho it'll not get eaten till the morrow.
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Old 5th Mar 2021, 12:56
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Make sure you eat those in a spirit of piety treadie.
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Old 5th Mar 2021, 15:30
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one hopes there will be no piening on here....
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Old 5th Mar 2021, 15:52
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Too much drink and food might make you pasty-faced.
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Old 5th Mar 2021, 17:11
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Originally Posted by Ancient Observer View Post
Too much drink and food might make you pasty-faced.
Not to mention the dreaded soggy bottom.
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Old 5th Mar 2021, 17:15
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I've always been a bit crusty. Or is that my under... no, perhaps not.
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Old 5th Mar 2021, 23:32
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Are we Flaky, or is this just Puff?

Autumn, and the sound of the chainsaw is heard in the land; followed by Much Clattering as the neighbour throws bits of firewood wherever he want them.
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Old 6th Mar 2021, 08:48
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It's beginning to feel a lot like Spring here in Northern climes but I'm not casting a clout yet.

On Thursday I received a call from the opticians that I shouldn't have gone to. I was told that the contact lens for my right eye is ready for collection, would I like to make an appointment for a fitting? As soon as possible I replied. Monday is the earliest was her reply.

Small beer considering the aches and pains suffered by friends here.
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Old 6th Mar 2021, 09:16
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Hifly, didn't you order the contact lens before Christmas? Talking of which I received a Christmas card yesterday, posted in Idaho on Jan 15th. Ignoring the fact that it is traditional to post cards before the event, I don't know whether to be cross about the delay or impressed that whatever the problem was the system got it here eventually. Address was ok.
Spring? It was minus 4 here overnight.
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Old 6th Mar 2021, 09:27
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Mr O, I lost a contact lens two days before Christmas Eve. My first appointment was on the 30th January. So we are looking, (if I could see) at ten weeks from start to hopefully finish. This is what happens when you go to a business model rather than a proper optician. Lessons will be learned.
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Old 6th Mar 2021, 09:28
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Fingers crossed (eyes crossed?) that this time they have got it right hifly...

Reminded a friend yesterday that three years ago we had frequent snowfalls and plenty chilly weather between February and about mid-March - but what a summer it was that followed. One hopes for similar this year.

I remember being out walking in shirtsleeves one February a decade or so back, followed by a fantastic March, April and May - but that might have been the year that June and July were a sodden mess of constant rain and much muddyness. The only day that stood out as fantastically sunny was the Saturday I went to Flying Legends at Duxford - the following day I think the display was curtailed as monsoon conditions prevailed, only the Catalina felt at home and the airfield was renamed Ducksford.
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Old 6th Mar 2021, 09:47
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Talking of which I received a Christmas card yesterday, posted in Idaho on Jan 15th.
Well obviously they're making sure you get it in time for next Christmas. It's only 9 and a bit months away you know.
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Old 6th Mar 2021, 09:57
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Originally Posted by BlueDiamond View Post
Well obviously they're making sure you get it in time for next Christmas. It's only 9 and a bit months away you know.
Tsk ! just as we is getting ready for a Summer heatwave ( owt above +15 C qualifies as such in the UK ) we gets this morale dropper with the "C" word now mentioned already this year !
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Old 6th Mar 2021, 10:05
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treadie, IIRC that was the Flying Legends display that we went to and it peed down the next day. When the D-Day flight took off and the theme music from Band of Brothers was played over the PA, Mrs H welled up.
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Old 6th Mar 2021, 16:23
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Observed Saturn, Jupiter and Mercury in a striking line-up in the eastern pre-dawn sky twenty minutes ago.
Sky very clear.
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Old 7th Mar 2021, 06:46
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One seen this Bluey, and, well, thunked straight away..... of you !

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Old 7th Mar 2021, 08:29
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That made I laugh!
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