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Old 9th Jul 2016, 03:42
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Nigel,
I hope that thats your thumb up....
Have a restfull weekend.
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Old 9th Jul 2016, 06:27
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Well that made me jump!! There I was, sitting at the computer just minding my own business when there was a lightning flash followed immediately by one of those incredibly loud, almost explosive cracks of thunder. One of the cats didn't even interrupt her sleeping practice for it but the other did open her eyes a bit. Too chilled out for words!
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Old 9th Jul 2016, 06:34
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Is it not deepest winter in your parts, Mme Diamond?

Well, I guess anything is possible in Australia...
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Old 9th Jul 2016, 07:13
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Morning peeps,looks damp out there,never mind tiz Saturday,parts of large fry up being assembled for todays dins.
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Old 9th Jul 2016, 07:27
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Is it not deepest winter in your parts, Mme Diamond?
It is indeed, Herr Hopper and will remain so until Spring on 1st September.
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Old 9th Jul 2016, 07:36
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Well, if it's deepest Winter in Bluey's bit of the world then why
isn't it Summer here.
Rain again this morning.
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Old 9th Jul 2016, 08:41
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Great Documentary about the Gurkhas.
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Old 9th Jul 2016, 09:24
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Will look at the documentary later, but I recall an interview with an Argentine PoW who said they were dug in on the Falklands somewhere and the Gurkhas appeared upon the horizon.

"What did you do?" asked the interviewer.

The answer was basically, "Well I threw my rifle away, started running and didn't stop until I got to Stanley. I like my ears."
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Old 9th Jul 2016, 18:27
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I've just realised that there have been no piccies from Jupiter yet - has summat gone wromg?
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Old 9th Jul 2016, 19:24
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Second video clip,how the largest railway crossover in the world became ere,not the largest crossover in the world
Fascinating 3D video of Newcastle takes you on a journey through time - Chronicle Live
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Old 9th Jul 2016, 19:27
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Just got back from a good day at RIAT with new son in law. Plenty of noise and smoke.
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Old 9th Jul 2016, 19:39
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Originally Posted by BlueDiamond View Post
Well that made me jump!! There I was, sitting at the computer just minding my own business when there was a lightning flash followed immediately by one of those incredibly loud, almost explosive cracks of thunder. One of the cats didn't even interrupt her sleeping practice for it but the other did open her eyes a bit. Too chilled out for words!
My sister has abandoned Perth (WA) and taken husband & number 1 grandson to Barcelona (Spain) from whence they will board that floating gin-palace "Harmony of the Seas" for a 7 day cruise in the Mediterranean. Not my idea of a holiday, just 4 or 5 trips to Kirkwall per year is quite sufficient travel for me.
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Old 9th Jul 2016, 22:01
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I've just realised that there have been no piccies from Jupiter yet - has summat gone wromg
That's strange indeed. Our FSL would usually be the first to know though...
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Old 9th Jul 2016, 23:24
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Off to RIAT today. By car. ... I am famously rather vague at road directions, so perhaps all that is install for me tomorrow is a road trip.
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Old 10th Jul 2016, 03:40
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If you turn up on my doorstep, Checkers ... I'll know you made a wrong turn somewhere.
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Old 10th Jul 2016, 06:36
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G'day chums.
It's stopped raining. Miracles abound.

The difference is complexity of the approach into Newcastle
between now and then is astounding. Surely they must have
lost an enormous amount of flexibility with the changes.

Can't seem to wake up properly this morning.
A go at this lot, the Caen Hill Flight on the K&A, would
probably sort me out.

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Old 10th Jul 2016, 06:57
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Morning peeps, not much of a Sunday morning lie in today but the sun is shining and the birds is twittering so tiz good to be up and about.
I took some photos of Jupiter from the telly screen in the seventies I think the pioneer probe,that was our first real close ups of Jove I think.
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Old 10th Jul 2016, 09:31
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In contrast to HF's photo, here's one of me canal restoration project just after the second concrete pour. The stuff is still wet that's why nobody is walking on it. This coming week. we'll be laying more bricks and blocks in readiness for the next pour. The new walls of the lock chamber are coming up nicely. The red hats belong to WRG volunteers who are helping during July.

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Old 10th Jul 2016, 10:10
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Excellent, 4mast.
Coming on a treat.
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Old 10th Jul 2016, 10:21
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How many truckloads of concrete for that pour?
On its own to counter-balance the chute: must have been a problem.
Thirty-five years ago: I pushed about five tons of mix in one morning.

Picked the first runner beans today.
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