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Old 9th Jul 2021, 11:01
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
My garden is full of bees, hoverflies, etc... and the house is full of feckin' lesser house flies, bluebottles, etc... fruit flies in the kitchen.
Erm, have the Met been round yet and suggested they might like to start digging your patio up ?
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Old 9th Jul 2021, 11:56
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Next door's bloody chickens mate. Clucking hell...

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Old 9th Jul 2021, 12:10
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Time flies like the wind, treadie ... but fruit flies like grapes.

I know where the door is ...
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Old 9th Jul 2021, 16:04
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Chickens means rats.
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Old 9th Jul 2021, 20:51
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Today is the 74th wedding anniversary of the marriage of our Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. She must be feeling very lonely.
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Old 9th Jul 2021, 20:59
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Originally Posted by Mr Optimistic View Post
Chickens means rats.
No, they are definitely chickens, they cluck and lay eggs...

(Yes we do have a rat problem, though fortunately they are now permanently excluded from my house - had no mice either this year. Presume the small hole the rats were using was the original entry point for the mice - now filled with cement and some untangled pan scourer...)
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Old 9th Jul 2021, 22:25
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The problem comes when they get rid of the chickens. Rats the size of armadillos but smarter and faster and better tunnelers. If they'd employed more rats on crossrail it would have been inservice by now. Need to eggsterminate them now. Wait and it'll be too late.
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Old 10th Jul 2021, 18:46
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Flew to Annecy yesterday. Very pretty. Pax loved the trip.
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Old 10th Jul 2021, 20:41
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Brother has a home there, gorgeous place. Last time I went was in the summer - wonderful. Flew in/out of Geneva. Never visited Annecy Airport for some reason and imagined it to be quite small but I see from Google maps that the runway is getting on for a mile and there is a big Falcon on the ramp.

Had Californian poppies in the garden for several years but pleased to see a red poppy has appeared in the last couple of days!
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Old 11th Jul 2021, 09:46
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Yeah, it's a Cat B airport. If the wind favours 04 it's a doddle but if you need to do the circle to land 22 then you need to do a familiarisation flight before you go in "for real".
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Old 11th Jul 2021, 21:26
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If I win the Euromillions and go a-visiting...

My walk this evening was rather pleasurable once I got away from a noisy footie party at the Hamsey Green end of the common. It was so quiet and still in the centre, apart from the birds, that I clearly heard a Q400 getting airborne from London City 12 miles away, then an A320 and a 777 departing Heathrow, 18 miles away. I checked them against ADSB - couldn't have been anything else. Once during lockdown last summer I heard a Lynx heading along the Thames heli-lane but they are noisy buggers. Shows how much background aural clutter there is normally.
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Old 12th Jul 2021, 13:15
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One is somewhat baffled. Okay ... I've received an invitation to lunch with Mark McGowan, (the Premier of Western Australia) and cabinet ministers. Now I know that these "Community Cabinet Lunches" are held during the year in various locations, the idea being that local concerns can be brought directly to the attention of the ministers and Premier and discussed by everyone. The thing that puzzles me is ... why me? I'm retired now, certainly not a businesswoman, not a notable local personality in any way, not a local councillor or political activist, not anything but an ordinary person really, so how did I happen to get an invite? Did they just trawl through local electoral rolls, ask someone for recommendations or stick pins at random in the phone directory? I've accepted the invite out of sheer curiosity to see how these Community Cabinet Lunches work and am quite looking forward to it ... even if only to ask how all the invitees are chosen.

Puzzled of Perth
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Old 12th Jul 2021, 14:15
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Is it a free lunch?
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Old 12th Jul 2021, 14:42
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Hahaha ... yes it is Ninthace. No contribution required apart from conversation about local issues.
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Old 12th Jul 2021, 15:51
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Free lunch Bluey then go and demand better pensions for retired civil servants.
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Old 12th Jul 2021, 16:02
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Looking forward to being updated on that one Bluey! Could be fun!

Reminds me of a lady I know slightly in a local pub who told me a couple of years ago that she had been invited to a literary lunch in London "and you'll never guess who I was sitting next to!" I was just about to say Michael Palin for some inspired reason as she rejoined "Michael Palin!" Apparently he really is as nice as he appears on TV.

Funny old perma-storm going on here. Started about an hour and a half ago and has been rumbling away to itself ever since and dropping heavy wet stuff fairly regularly. The core of it lies north south nearly overhead and has developed but barely moved at all. Bugger - wanted to walk down to Whyteleaf and get some M&S sprouts...

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Old 12th Jul 2021, 18:47
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One hopes that you have enough time to research some of the local issues, backed up with a few hard stats and facts, Bluey.

One wouldn't want you eating my tax dollars with nothing to actually say.
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Old 13th Jul 2021, 06:12
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One is already preparing, Checkers. One is already considering turning up with either a clipboard or a folder full of ammunition and plenty of hard questions.

Shall I take a doggie bag so I can send some of your tax dollars to the UK for you to eat? The goodies should still be okay after two or three weeks in transit hmmmm?
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Old 13th Jul 2021, 06:18
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I thunk you needs a bit of moral support, and, ahem, muscle here Bluey.

One was thunking along the lines of taking the New World Order representative with you on the day..
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Old 13th Jul 2021, 06:34
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Bluey, you recently had a bit of a scare with a cyclone didn't you, and generally Australia seems to have natural risks which we don't have, so maybe one topic of conversation is to discuss how well you were served by the emergency response and whether any changes should be considered ?
I suspect the conversation is going to be dominated by covid though.
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