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Old 5th Jun 2016, 08:16
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I have a couple of old RAF mates coming to stay with me for a few days, this coming week. We've known each other for over 60 years and although we're all a bit doddery now we'll no doubt revert, or attempt, to being 20 year old corporals again. We'll also be sampling beers and whisky, hopefully with some moderation! Loads of banter will be the order of the day.
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Old 5th Jun 2016, 08:36
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Enjoy the day goudie.
Nothing like raking up old memories with friends to bolster the
spirit. Beats anything the doctor can give you.
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Old 5th Jun 2016, 08:53
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Best wishes with everything, lasernigel.
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Old 5th Jun 2016, 09:24
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The mistake is to get everything on the go and forget the essential mug of tea.

The abutment to 4mastacker's lock: needs a redesign.
Include a bunker for passing wardens, bird watchers etc.
Tea making power supply; for the use of.
Gun turrets to frighten the canal pirates.
So where will the person stand and say: "I see no ships".
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Old 5th Jun 2016, 11:19
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A "Tea making power supply; for the use of." was just a few yards further off to the right where natural needs breaks must also be taken. We are not allowed to "water" the bushes as it apparently affects the ecology and might scare maiden ladies walking their pooches. The local farmers have a very good "pirate alert" system in place to prevent their tractors and other good stuff being...errr.....recycled by white van owners of no fixed abode.
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Old 5th Jun 2016, 15:39
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Reasons to be Cheerful

Looks great, 4ma, 'tidy job' as they say hereabouts.

Was thinking about the little pleasures in life; specifically, favourite sounds. Right there at the top of the list would be the small, contented, snuffling noise my dog makes when she's eating the food in her dish.

What would yours be?
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Old 5th Jun 2016, 15:46
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Blackbird singing from the chimney opposite. + He always sings prior to rain, he knows the worms will be rising after the rain.
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Old 5th Jun 2016, 16:11
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Thumbs up on the Blackbird,I have similar one,
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Old 5th Jun 2016, 16:12
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Yup, I could listen to a blackbird singing his heart out all day. That, and 4 x Merlin engines at max chat.
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Old 5th Jun 2016, 16:40
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My resident male Blackbird shouts very loudly through my kitchen window if I have allowed the raisin supply on the windowsill to run out.

The female just sits there and stares very hard in similar circumstances.

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Old 5th Jun 2016, 17:06
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That was a good day collecting sun beams.
Raided the bucket of old and used nails.
May hundreds more locks gain restoration.
Cooking dinner.
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Old 5th Jun 2016, 17:40
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Just settling down for the evening with a plate of toasted cheese sandwiches, a glass of merlot and a copy of 'Lord Halifax's Ghost Book'.

There are benefits to husband being off playing golf........
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Old 5th Jun 2016, 17:52
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Ah yes! I forgot to mention the sound of Merlins. It not only brings a smile to my face but also makes the hairs on my neck stand up, sends a tingle down my spine, brings me out in goosebumps and I get a lump in my throat.

Second to the sound of Merlins is four Olympus engines attached to a Vulcan doing a climb. Audio ambrosia.

"Grub up." with a cork being popped is another one.
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Old 5th Jun 2016, 19:10
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Live now from Orkney
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Old 5th Jun 2016, 20:59
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I think I've overdone it with the weed & moss killer on me front lawn. It looks like a lorry load of coal dust has been dumped on it....Oooops!

Whilst I was doing a submission for our society's magazine, I came across a photo of the lock taken a year ago just before restoration work started. The bend in the nearside wall is quite clear. Been a few changes since then.

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Old 5th Jun 2016, 22:56
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We'll be getting new roof tiles plus new insulation and two new windows in a week from now. Must get all furniture and stuff out of the attic before then. Horror.

P.S.: And back in again when it's finished. Also horror.
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Old 6th Jun 2016, 00:24
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Favourite sounds? (1) Western Talisman's Maybachs spooling up for takeoff.

(2) Well, OK - the blackbird too, as long as he doesn't drown out #1.
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Old 6th Jun 2016, 04:29
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What would yours be?
Purring cat, screaming fighter jet overhead, surf, thunder, ticking clock and logs crackling on the fire.
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Old 6th Jun 2016, 05:11
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In the next two weeks my favorite sound would be the phone ringing and the Real Estate person
telling me everything has gone unconditional.
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Old 6th Jun 2016, 05:57
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Good morning all.
Another beautiful start to the day following on from yesterday's beauty.

Quite fond of the sound of a burbling stream myself or at the
other end of the scale a really good thunderstorm while wrapped
up in bed.

On this day in 1944 World War II: The Battle of Normandy began. D-Day, code named Operation Overlord, commenced with the landing of 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy in France to liberate Western Europe from German occupation.The allied soldiers quickly broke through the Atlantic Wall and pushed inland in the largest amphibious military operation in history.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016...plan-revealed/
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