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Old 24th May 2022, 12:05
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Well the news about this new bloke i/c Oz did make it "Up Norff " as they say "Darn Sarf " here in the UK...ie the Northern Hemisphere,

A lot was made of his background and upbringing I have to say.

However, at least this one sounds like a genuine Aussie !....some of your recent politicians sound like they've been taking elocution lessons at Eton or Harrow
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Old 24th May 2022, 21:01
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His "Ocker" speech sounds as grating to most of us, as would a Cockney in Buckinghuge Palace to you.
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Old 25th May 2022, 16:37
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Why does the UK meeja make a big thing out of elections on the other side of the world? Journalists getting some airmiles?
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Old 25th May 2022, 16:58
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Originally Posted by Ascend Charlie View Post
His "Ocker" speech sounds as grating to most of us, as would a Cockney in Buckinghuge Palace to you.
A lady CC member of a "large Australian airline " had a very distinctive Aussie accent....when she expressed her sentiments to me.... whilst throwing a pax life jacket across the cabin at me...with, ahem, some velocity. All I'd said was, something about her appearance and the possibility she may have indulged herself the night before.
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Old 25th May 2022, 17:49
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Flew to Kassel today. It's changed a lot since the last time I was there back in 2003.
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Old 26th May 2022, 03:24
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Why does the UK meeja make a big thing out of elections on the other side of the world? Journalists getting some airmiles?
We get the same thing too for Brit elections and from other parts of the world as well. On the subject of politics ... it seems your well-partied Prime Minister could be in a spot of bother over his revels.
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Old 26th May 2022, 05:59
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A pale-purple glow in the sky just after sunset and before sunrise here lately, assume due to eruption of Tonga volcano. Very distinct this evening in a clear sky.
Chilly now at 5C, will probably have a slight frost tomorrow morning.
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Old 26th May 2022, 09:48
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Originally Posted by BlueDiamond View Post
We get the same thing too for Brit elections and from other parts of the world as well. On the subject of politics ... it seems your well-partied Prime Minister could be in a spot of bother over his revels.
Nah, this fella can shrug anything off. He has the BBC frothing at the mouth in their impotence.
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Old 26th May 2022, 10:07
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Originally Posted by Karearea View Post
A pale-purple glow in the sky just after sunset and before sunrise here lately, assume due to eruption of Tonga volcano. Very distinct this evening in a clear sky.
Chilly now at 5C, will probably have a slight frost tomorrow morning.
Presumably you have the relevant sound tracks by a Mr Hendrix and Prince to compliment this sight ?

Ok I can now confirm NHS admin has been outsourced to RAF admin.

Had to the pre-op stuff on Tues " No fault found " and plans in place for op tomorrow.

However, day after, get a call saying, Plan C !...apparently, as I don't have a responsible adult waiting at home, seemingly her doggyship didn't qualify in this respect, albeit I haven't, wisely, informed her of this, the op scheduled for my local and more convenient hospital has now been canx and relocated to one... 30 miles away !...with the same ETA, for me, of 07.30 hrs ...seemingly, said local hospital, which is quite large and comprehensive with its Dept's doesn't do overnight accom after day surgery.

I can understand the rationale about post surgery, but not the bit about not having a spare bed for the night.

It gets worse !...with the prospect of a free breakfast, maybe even dinner the night before, I asked the essential question at the pre-op "does breakfast include fried bread then ? " ...and was amazed and delighted to learn it does !....this level of deprivation is hard to take I assure you.
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Old 28th May 2022, 18:34
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Reddo and I have some hols at the first of the month... we have decided on a staycation, so will spend a couple of nights in London - two restaurants booked, two nights in hotel booked and a "War of the Worlds Interactive Experience" booked.

Everyone remembers the American radio show - but the original story was written and set in England.
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Old 29th May 2022, 07:09
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There was no way you could get me any where near an airport terminal during this week or the next week.

Instead, we'll brave the rail and underground...
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Old 29th May 2022, 12:16
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Indeed. London was heaving yesterday with impressive queues for Eurostar.
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Old 30th May 2022, 15:04
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That War of the Worlds interactive thingie sounds great Checkers!
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Old 30th May 2022, 15:15
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Experience a Martian Invasion in London.

https://thewaroftheworldsimmersive.com/

Apparently, Tom from Tripadvisor thinks it's pretty good.
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Old 30th May 2022, 20:46
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Hope Tom from Tripadvisor's right.
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Old 31st May 2022, 10:33
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As seen on the bar at the bottom of the screen where you click on buttons and icons...and stuff.

Today is ? World Parrot Day ! ...plus, given it's about +9C ish, "ongoing heatwave alert ! "

One thunks the MS geeks is on another planet .

PS..day just enlivened by the dulcet sound of a Merlin bolted onto a Spit wot flew almost overhead the hovel...her doggyship "not impressed " bless her
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Old 2nd Jun 2022, 15:33
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Globalisation killed my kerria. Vision of bright yellow springtime happiness since before 1979 now dead from some imported pestilence. Wuhan conducting tests no doubt.
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Old 3rd Jun 2022, 06:02
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^ that's a shame, Mr O - such a pretty-looking shrub, glorious in full bloom.
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Old 3rd Jun 2022, 08:25
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Apparently, one is entering the annals of medical history ! (same as my late Dad bless him after I generously gave him a very complex case of chicken pox) as they are intrigued as to why, with both kidneys blocked, solid, the system continued to function with no adverse effects.

Day was ok (ish) bit of admin faff, then No2 in the circuit...downwind leg took 2 hrs !...came round etc and then...if anybody has had a Skydrol encounter, the pain is negligible to that of system flow being restored through a delicate bit of the male anatomy ....cue, "here's a couple of Paracetamol "....however, surrounded by entourage of medics, lady doc says the human body can react to foreign objects (stent) being inserted....all I said, was, "surely that depends on the personal circumstances at the time madam ? "..medics have a sense of humour !

Got home and was treated to a fly by from the BBMF Lanc ...ok, there was some inconsequential event in London earlier, but it was nice of them to think of me .

So that's one down, one to go....and, hopefully, some free tea and biccies as my case study progresses

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Old 3rd Jun 2022, 17:43
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Got a train back from London - which stops at one village over. There's a taxi company we use for local rides which operates out of that particular station and our intention was to grab a cab back to our house.

Not a taxi to be had, apparently. Not one even if you wait. Called some friends for help - they were all out. Called a guy we use for airport transfers - he was at Heathrow.

So - walk it was, with overnight bags. About two and a half miles, up and down hills.

That's more exercise than I've had for a while I'm considering it payment for the meals we ate in London. Karma.
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