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Old 9th Jun 2016, 19:41
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First question to ask when you join a new ship Mr Parabelum,'what's the grub like' ?

Not so good this time Cap'n, better last time, same shipping line, different 'chef'!
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Old 9th Jun 2016, 20:19
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An important landmark day on me canal. The concrete bases were poured so we can now get on with actually re-building the lock walls. Here's a couple of piccies.

The start of the pour.



Job done at the end of a long and very hot day.



From now on, the only way is up.
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Old 9th Jun 2016, 20:20
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Ahhh back home after a busy-ish tour. Enjoying not studying
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Old 10th Jun 2016, 05:25
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A bit of a gloomy start today.
The air is warm and oppressive and we have thunderstorm
warnings for later in the day. For once I believe the guessers
could well be right.

The Download fans are now starting to arrive in droves for a
weekend in mud and rain by the looks of things. There was lots
of bright red flesh wandering around yesterday where the sun
had reached legs and shoulders not normally exposed.

If any of you intend to fly from East Midlands Airport this
weekend leave plenty of time to get there. The concert venue
and the airport live side by side. Rumour has it that the Iron
Maiden B747 Ed Force One will be flying in tomorrow lunch
time.

By the way, it's FRIDAY
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Old 10th Jun 2016, 07:04
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Morning peeps,dull here,change in the weather as predicted.
Tiz indeed Friday,Bin day,cant remember if it is green bin or black bin day though,have a bag of rubbish that can only be placed in the green one so the question is moot.
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Old 10th Jun 2016, 08:14
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There are two Municipal Policemen standing like sentries by our gate pillars. I have not been awarded some exalted status, they are sheltering from the sun while controlling the throng at a big funeral in the cemetery across the way.
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Old 10th Jun 2016, 15:33
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Good morning all. Totally snowed under yesterday. Today going to Livermore to see the really big boss who is making all the decisions...fingers and everything crossed
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Old 10th Jun 2016, 21:44
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For probably the first time ever SWMBO managed to say "Happy Anniversary" before I did.
When I went to bed last night I remembered to say it first this morning but this morning I
had completely forgot.

My excuse was this year I was waiting for her to have the pleasure of saying it first - I didn't
want to seem greedy by always being first every year

I "Think" I will be ok as she laughed as I said it but who knows with wimmin?

I always remember her birthday !!!!!!
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Old 11th Jun 2016, 01:28
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Best of luck Nigel, make it known, albeit gently, that you won't put up with any old s#*t and no, it is not 'system normal, carry on' whilst all around you get promotions and pay rises.
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Old 11th Jun 2016, 02:57
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Rod Stewart has been honoured , receiving a knighthood from the Queen in her birthday honours.

I am speechless !!!
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Old 11th Jun 2016, 06:44
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Ant and Dec have each picked up a gong as well. The only gong they should get would be the one that let's one's guests know that dinner is served.
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Old 11th Jun 2016, 07:08
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Morning peeps,dull here and we are promised short lived tempests throughout the day.
Yer hardly worth sending off my usual letter of complint to Mrs Queen re one's gong not being forthcoming again for yet anothet year.
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Old 11th Jun 2016, 08:17
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Morning all.
Survived yesterday's tempest without too much damage.
Garage leaked badly but that was it.
The poor souls at the Download Festival up the road had a pretty
bad time of it as run off from the downpour went straight through
the camping area. Give them something to tell their grandchildren
in the coming years.

Sunny at present but more heavy rain promised later.
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Old 11th Jun 2016, 09:16
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The heavy rain splodges seem to be skirting us to the south and west thus far,looks like Sunderland is copping it,which of course nobody here minds in the least.

http://www.raintoday.co.uk/
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Old 11th Jun 2016, 13:28
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Yer hardly worth sending off my usual letter of complint to Mrs Queen re one's gong not being forthcoming again for yet anothet year.
Good heavens Captain ... you've been passed over again?? What on earth is that woman thinking?
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Old 11th Jun 2016, 14:07
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Here's something to bring back memories - a proper tobacconist & sweets shop


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Old 11th Jun 2016, 14:11
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Is that young lass behind the counter old enough to sell fags to minors ?
I bet they're all buying a Woodbine and two matches each.
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Old 11th Jun 2016, 16:01
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Originally Posted by handsfree View Post
Is that young lass behind the counter old enough to sell fags to minors ?
I bet they're all buying a Woodbine and two matches each.
When I tell folk we used to do that, they don't believe me !! Surely not another "Geordie only" custom ?
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Old 11th Jun 2016, 20:49
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Oh Bollix!!
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Old 11th Jun 2016, 21:04
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Silver thrupenny bits were generally kept to be thrown into the Christmas pudding mix,the lucky biter down upon one got to keep it.
When I were a lad at boarding school (1961, I remember it well) I bit into a sixpenny bit in the Crimbo Pud, wrapped in grease-proof paper for no apparent reason.

Sixpence was worth something in those days. I wish I'd either kept it or invested it in something like shares in ICI or British Petroleum. It might be worth something nowadays. Instead I blew my winnings on a sherbet dip and a packet of sugary fag-like things on an illicit visit to the local village shop.
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