Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > PPRuNe Social > Jet Blast
Reload this Page >

Admiral Draper's Really Really Boring and Totally Pointless Snippets of Information

Jet Blast Topics that don't fit the other forums. Rules of Engagement apply.

Admiral Draper's Really Really Boring and Totally Pointless Snippets of Information

Old 2nd Jul 2016, 06:35
  #1681 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: with the wife
Posts: 342
Porridge and blueberries for breakfast accompanied by a large mug of tea!! Then orf to me canal for a day of..............canalling. Methinks the Mucky Duck might be open this weekend.....may have to sample its fayre.
4mastacker is offline  
Old 2nd Jul 2016, 06:40
  #1682 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: apogee
Age: 64
Posts: 57
Sitting waiting for bus around 2100 this evening, a flock of crows flies by, W to E.
Never seen anything like it. Estimated 300 + in the straggly formation.
meadowrun is offline  
Old 2nd Jul 2016, 07:10
  #1683 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: EGNX country
Age: 63
Posts: 215
Melton Mowbray pies and steak and kidney pies in abundance
around here.

A good day for canalling 4mastacker. Glorious sunshine at
present but a threat of some showers later. Hopefully you'll be
in the Mucky Duck when they come along.
handsfree is offline  
Old 2nd Jul 2016, 07:13
  #1684 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Newcastle/UK
Posts: 1,473
Morning peeps,sunny start but cloudy now,Crows buggerin orf? hmmmm, the critters are smarter than us, perhps it's time to hide under a stout table.

Great game of footy last night,well done they Welshmen,put the English team to shame.
tony draper is offline  
Old 2nd Jul 2016, 07:31
  #1685 (permalink)  

Bluey
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 354
Well that's the voting thing duly attended to for our federal election. One rather likes exercising one's right to vote, plenty of folk in the world do not get to enjoy that privilege.
BlueDiamond is offline  
Old 2nd Jul 2016, 09:06
  #1686 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Coasting South
Age: 64
Posts: 43
meadowrun, the correct term is, a parliament of crows and there's probably more sense in them than the bird brains in Westminster.

Sunny in the south here for the mo. Orders are a trip to Tenterden for Mrs hf to "look" around the shops while I will go to watch the comings and goings at the K&ESR. There's a Waitrose there, I might have to sample some of their pies.
hiflymk3 is offline  
Old 2nd Jul 2016, 09:33
  #1687 (permalink)  

FX Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Greenwich
Age: 62
Posts: 900
You want pies? Lovely pies in Deptford.

Here's a little documentary about an old-fashioned butchers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5Wb71dRFNA
angels is offline  
Old 2nd Jul 2016, 09:55
  #1688 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 1998
Location: Ex-pat Aussie in the UK
Posts: 4,385
You lot have awakened pie-lust in me for lunch. I Shall hoy off to the local butchers for a butcher-made pie, now. (Why they call them "home-made" I shall never know.)
Checkboard is offline  
Old 2nd Jul 2016, 10:49
  #1689 (permalink)  

FX Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Greenwich
Age: 62
Posts: 900
Do I recall an Oz pie called 4 and 20 after the blackbird poem?
angels is offline  
Old 2nd Jul 2016, 12:01
  #1690 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: The Luberon
Age: 67
Posts: 886
Originally Posted by Checkboard View Post
You lot have awakened pie-lust in me for lunch. I Shall hoy off to the local butchers for a butcher-made pie, now. (Why they call them "home-made" I shall never know.)
Just like those "hand made" crisps. There was a food programme recently, shot in one of the crisp factories, where they showed massive machines cleaning, slicing, frying and draining the crisps before they were flavoured and packed. In the middle of this mountain of stainless steel was a bloke who spent all day stirring the giant cauldron of oil, where the crisps were fried, with a big spatula. Apparently this allows the maker to describe them as hand made!
sitigeltfel is offline  
Old 2nd Jul 2016, 14:31
  #1691 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: A home for the bewildered
Posts: 86
hifly:

the correct term is, a parliament of crows
Beg to differ, squire. 'Tis a murder of crows, and a parliament of rooks.

To tell the difference an old countryman once said 'If'n you see a bunch of crows together, they be rooks, and if'n you see one rook on its own, that be a crow.'

Happy to help.
GrumpyOldFart is offline  
Old 2nd Jul 2016, 15:02
  #1692 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: 5909N 00238W (IATA: SOY, ICAO: EGER)
Age: 76
Posts: 803
RIP Carol Aherne
ricardian is offline  
Old 2nd Jul 2016, 16:34
  #1693 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Coasting South
Age: 64
Posts: 43
Red face

Grumpy, I stand corrected. The trolling around Tenterden was pleasant, had a Waitrose pork pie, the venison pies were too dear. It rained when I got to the K&ESR but I bought two railway books in a charity shop for 99p each so the day was not wasted.

Stop me if you've heard this one before. The seven dwarfs were in the bath all feeling Happy so when Happy got out they all felt Grumpy.
hiflymk3 is offline  
Old 2nd Jul 2016, 16:41
  #1694 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: with the wife
Posts: 342
The Mucky Duck wasn't open so had to console myself with a brew of Yorkshire's finest and a ham bap for lunch. The painters are still doing their thing in the pub and there ain't no furniture. More waiting is required. Still, it was a beautiful day, the rain held off and we completed today's job list.
4mastacker is offline  
Old 2nd Jul 2016, 23:30
  #1695 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: EGNX country
Age: 63
Posts: 215
One for Ricardian.
Day old chicks awaiting the train at Hayfield to pastures new.



From this interesting site http://brickcourse.********.co.uk/p/blog-page_12.html

Replace the ******** with bl*gspot
handsfree is offline  
Old 3rd Jul 2016, 04:08
  #1696 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: East of Oz
Posts: 8
Australia has a hung parliament.

Way to go Australia: Hang the bastards high........
Quizling is offline  
Old 3rd Jul 2016, 05:36
  #1697 (permalink)  

Bluey
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 354
It certainly looks to be headed that way, Quizling. As of a couple of hours ago there were still about 30% of the votes to be counted (postal, absentee etc.). This won't happen until Tuesday though so we'll be waiting eagerly until then. If we do end up with a hung parliament (the most likely outcome) things will get very interesting as both major parties have indicated they will not be doing deals with the Greens (Green Party). This means that independent cross-benchers and other minor parties may well end up with considerable influence. Then of course if neither side can do effective deals for support then we'll be off to the polls again!
BlueDiamond is offline  
Old 3rd Jul 2016, 07:47
  #1698 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: EGNX country
Age: 63
Posts: 215
You ought to go the way that Belgium did Bluey; 589 days
without a government and oddly enough the world kept turning.

Mr Sun is riding proudly in his chariot across the sky and the
guessers say all will be well. About time too.

On this day in 1970 112 people died when a British Dan-Air charter, flying a Comet 4 turbojet from Manchester crashed into
a hillside near Girona.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan-Air_Flight_1903
handsfree is offline  
Old 3rd Jul 2016, 07:56
  #1699 (permalink)  
Lupus Domesticus
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: NZ
Posts: 520
This place appears strangely familiar; as in strange, but also familiar. I think it may be the strangeness that gives it it's familiarity.
BlueWolf is offline  
Old 3rd Jul 2016, 08:31
  #1700 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: MerryEngland
Posts: 54
Because you recognize the hidden symbols; known only to the members.

BlueWolf you are most welcome.
LordGrumpy is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.