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Old 16th Jul 2016, 08:09
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Morning peeps,blue sky and sunshine here,awake untill the wee small hours watching the goings on in Turkey,best coverage was on RT as per.
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Old 16th Jul 2016, 08:20
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watching the goings on in Turkey
Watching Mr D ? I'd have thought you'd be directing operations

Another glum day here but a healthy 18C.
Had a lie in this morning to try and recover from a surfeit of
fresh air, exercise and beer on the river yesterday. It hasn't
worked as I still feel as if I've been set upon by them there thuggees.
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Old 16th Jul 2016, 19:45
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The Mucky Duck pub next to me canal has re-opened....which is good news after a hard days graft on the cut.

Spent part of yesterday driving our trip boat with a charter party on board. Spent another part of yesterday clearing weed off the prop shaft!
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Old 16th Jul 2016, 20:48
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Been absolutely spiffing day here sunshine and such.
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Old 16th Jul 2016, 22:58
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Morning all I have two numbers for you. 70 and 163.

Anyone want to guess what they pertain to at 10.58 on Sunday 17th July in NZ ?
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Old 17th Jul 2016, 01:31
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The first one the temperature in F and the second the mm of rain in the last twelve hours?
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Old 17th Jul 2016, 05:05
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The answers are:-

70 = the number of days until our clocks go forward

163 = number of days until Christmas ( well according to SWMBO )

Just been to a 14.00 showing at a cinema, why on earth do people have
to keep eating for the whole length of the film 116 minutes?? Don'these
idiots believe in having lunch first ??

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Old 17th Jul 2016, 08:24
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A quite wonderful morning with sunshine and everyfing.
The birds have discovered the cherries.

Bacalhau com natas for lunch.
Except it won't be salt cod but fresh cod but it will still be
fish and potatoes in a cream sauce but the Portuguese name is
a bit more exotic. To be washed down with a bottle of Malbec.

But before fettling that I'm going to have a go at making some
Scotch eggs. A friend of mine has a small holding and one of
his Gloucester Old Spots has made the ultimate sacrifice to
provide the sausage meat.
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Old 17th Jul 2016, 08:42
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Morning peeps, bit overcast hereabouts but the day holds promise,no Sunday dins today we's havingt that tomorrow for complicated reasons one shall not go into at the mo,it will be roast beef I believe.
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Old 17th Jul 2016, 12:23
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it will be roast beef I believe

Still chasing it then Tony? Could have had a bit of fresh Matador earlier in the week!
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Old 17th Jul 2016, 15:35
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Spent a lovely family afternoon picnic on the beach at Pett Level between Hastings and Rye. Call me a wimp but the sea's too cold for a dip. I did find a piece of fossilised wood which came from palm forests that grew hereabouts in prehistoric times. It's not the first time I've found them but it's a bit like finding a priceless gem.

That walk and fresh air has given me the appetite for the roast beef that is in the oven and the few glasses of red to go with it. Happy days
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Old 17th Jul 2016, 19:54
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Enjoy Hifly
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Old 17th Jul 2016, 20:55
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Thanks handsfree, I really did enjoy it. Chin chin!

EDIT Just watched BBC docu on iplayer, Saving Lives at Sea about RNLI, well worth a look.
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Old 17th Jul 2016, 23:11
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Good Day all.Just checking in to say I am still kicking. Meeting with two VP's on Monday pm. On a short term assignment until end September need to know what they will do with me. HR guy who is Japanese but good guy let it slip Friday afternoon accidentally on purpose I think as he can see I am stressed out, that end of September I will be given a good offer, but will go into meeting as if I don't know. Moving to Livermore end of month. The expect us to be operational on the Monday, but all test fixtures/systems have to have an inspection before we can do any work because of FDA regs.
Doing 12 to 14 hour das, hopefully after the move will improve.
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Old 17th Jul 2016, 23:35
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Keep us informed, Nigel.
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Old 18th Jul 2016, 04:48
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Fingers crossed Nigel.
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Old 18th Jul 2016, 06:26
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Morning peeps,muggy through the night,back to Hosp this morning for bloods,'A pint? that's very near a armful'
Put yer foot down Mr Nigel.
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Old 18th Jul 2016, 07:05
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Looks like we are in for a warm one today.

Went for a walk around the village last night and called into a
couple of pubs on the way. I can't remember the last time I did
that but the evening was so nice it was a bit like being on holiday.

All the best Nigel. Fingers crossed that you get out of it what you want..
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Old 18th Jul 2016, 09:38
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Remember the "corner shop" in the 1960s? Only 50 years ago but seems far longer

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Old 18th Jul 2016, 10:34
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Reminds me of my mum's old shop, where I used to 'work', aged 8 or so, weighing out packets of tea and sugar. About the only difference isexcept her scales were the other end of the cabinet.

And, according to events in the garden, today is 'flying ant day'. Blokes renewing our soffits are swearing something cruel at them.
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