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Old 28th Jun 2016, 14:32
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The Black Birds are still singing round here,strikes me tiz a bit late in the year for them still to be singing,they are usually paired up or have established a terrtory or whatever it is they sing for by April?
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Old 28th Jun 2016, 14:42
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Warbling away here with great gusto as well Mr D.

No Bluey you wouldn't walk on that pavement.
The wrath of a doris is not a pretty sight.
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Old 28th Jun 2016, 16:30
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Blackbirds are good rain forecasters, they're happy cos the worms will be coming up for air. The cleverer herring gulls here do a little 'stomping on the grass dance' to get the worms to come to the surface. The worms think it is the sound of rain. But Summer does seem late, I've only seen a very few swifts and swallows so far. What does this portend?
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Old 28th Jun 2016, 16:31
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My resident male blackbird is on overtime.

He was still singing at ten pm last night and then started up again at 3.45 this morning.
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Old 28th Jun 2016, 16:32
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Originally Posted by hiflymk3 View Post
The worms think it is the sound of rain.
Do earthworms have ears? - or is that just lugworms?


Earthworms have no ears, but their bodies can sense the vibrations of animals moving nearby.
From:- Life of an Earthworm.
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Old 28th Jun 2016, 16:34
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They feel it in their bones.
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Old 28th Jun 2016, 23:40
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Surrounded by boxes and removal people and it's great. They have taken
over and asked us to sit down and "chill out". Such a relief after all the past
week of worry. Mind you I did have a bit of a panic this morning as I couldn't
open the communal lock box which holds the key to open the estates back
entrance which trucks have to use.
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Old 29th Jun 2016, 03:18
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And so to pastures new, Nervous.
All the very best for the future in your new home.

The birds are chirping away this morning.
Worm expectations must be good.
Partly cloudy this morning and dry but rain is predicted for later.
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Old 29th Jun 2016, 03:41
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NervousSLF - The removal men were very relaxed and jovial when I last moved. It became a running joke that as I directed the placing of each large item of furniture it would be in front of an electrical outlet. In the end they were looking for them, "they'll show us where to put things".
Best wishes for an easy settling-in.
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Old 29th Jun 2016, 06:23
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Morning peeps,long lie in this morning until 7am,bit cloudy out there and we are promised some parny later,recently rediscovered Corn Flakes so toast and marmalade will be given a miss today.
Corn Flakes wi real Milk, blue top, and a dollop of strawberry jam.
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Old 29th Jun 2016, 07:55
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What is "blue top" please, Captain Draper? This confused colonial is unfamiliar with the term.

Puzzled of Perth.
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Old 29th Jun 2016, 08:25
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Blue top is real milk,green top is skimmed milk which everybody seems to use now,actually I prefer skimmed milk in me tea now the blue top is reserved for me cornflakes.

The colour of the screw cap denotes what type it be.
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Old 29th Jun 2016, 08:26
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The blue top denotes that it is whole fat pasteurised milk.
At least in the UK it does; it differs around the world.

Milk Bottle Top - Milk Wiki - Wikia
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Old 29th Jun 2016, 08:27
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In my day we had Gold Top bottles of milk. They had about an inch of " cream" on
top of the milk. Of course these days they have all kinds of milk.

Booked into a hotel for the next 2 nights, tomorrow we go back to our soon to be
ex-house for a final clean and dust before we become homeless on Friday. We then
go on a several week holiday whilst awaiting a call to tell us when we can move in
to our refurbished apartment.
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Old 29th Jun 2016, 10:37
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Gold top milk was from Channel Island cows, and did, indeed. have at least an inch of rich cream on the top - ideal for porridge or cornflakes, or in instant coffee.
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Old 29th Jun 2016, 11:21
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Many thanks for the milk info ... I should have realised! Full cream milk here also has a blue screw top, reduced fat milk (Hi-Lo which is low fat/high calcium) has green and skimmed has pink.
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Old 29th Jun 2016, 11:33
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The blue tits were also fond of the cream in gold tops, they wouldn't touch the silver tops which proves they are not colour blind. Add milk to instant coffee before adding the boiling water and it seems to taste creamier.

And now my long range weather forecast based on memory. Wimbledon fortnight first week rain, wind, occasional sun. Second week, hot with occasional heavy showers possibly thunder. The following weeks until school summer holidays, sunny and warm continuing until the first week of summer holidays, after that, changeable, mostly rain and windy. (Remembering sitting cold and wrapped up on various UK beaches?) September, school term begins and it's an Indian summer until the first week in October when we can expect the first gales.

Nervous, good luck with the move and happy holidays.
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Old 29th Jun 2016, 16:19
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School cricket I enjoyed only because my favourite fielding position was near the girls playing rounders. My school in Cowes, IoW had acres of grounds overlooking the Solent from which we could wave at the liners leaving Southampton. Some of those liners carried families of friends off to S Africa and Oz.
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Old 29th Jun 2016, 16:57
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Add milk to instant coffee before adding the boiling water and it seems to taste creamier.
According to the instructions, you shouldn't add boiling water to instant coffee powder or grains, it should be very hot, but not boiling, so the cold milk in the cup cools the water slightly, so the flavour is not evaporated off.

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Old 29th Jun 2016, 18:21
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Yes, the ten pound poms and I envied them on their adventure although a couple did return. Proper ships they were too, the green hulls of the Union Line, the France, the United States, Canberra and of course the old Queens, Mary and Elizabeth. The whole school went down to the seafront to wave the Cunarders off on their final voyage.

Cowes week was always fun, the pubs stayed open all day. In Admirals Cup years there were navy ships from the US, France, Italy and a Royal Navy escort for Britannia. I had a tour around HMS Tiger. The US MPs patrolled the streets and Marine bands marched around. Happy days!
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