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Forum: Quality Images and Videos 08-14-2018, 03:58 PM
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Posted By Carruthers
No. We couldn't agree on the video rights.:blush:

No. We couldn't agree on the video rights.:blush:
Forum: Current Events 08-14-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3,916
Views: 928,768
Posted By Carruthers
I once had to help with a horse which managed to...

I once had to help with a horse which managed to get a front hoof trapped in a piece of farm machinery, a harrow if memory serves, and the fire brigade was called without any hesitation.

The...
Forum: Current Events 08-14-2018, 08:03 AM
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Views: 928,768
Posted By Carruthers
It seems that the LFB agrees with that sentiment....

It seems that the LFB agrees with that sentiment.

From the rest of the above article:
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 08-14-2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 271,193
Posted By Carruthers
64617 He's going to have something of a...

64617

He's going to have something of a struggle eating an ice cream through that slot.

It must be for the horse.
Forum: Current Events 08-14-2018, 03:42 AM
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Views: 928,768
Posted By Carruthers
64616 It seems quite fitting that a Mr...

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It seems quite fitting that a Mr Swallow was in charge of the operation.

Link...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 08-13-2018, 05:04 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 44,848
Posted By Carruthers
Yes, the girls all preferred him to me! ;)

Yes, the girls all preferred him to me! ;)
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 08-13-2018, 04:05 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 44,848
Posted By Carruthers
After reading Bruce's Junkie Cicadas...

After reading Bruce's Junkie Cicadas (http://www.cellar.org/showthread.php?t=33654) thread, I was prompted to search through my 2004 US trip photos to see if I had recorded the place where I heard...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 08-12-2018, 04:53 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 44,848
Posted By Carruthers
64601 Probably first done by an...

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Probably first done by an officer who was tired and emotional at the end of a somewhat convivial evening.
Forum: Current Events 08-11-2018, 04:23 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 31,224
Posted By Carruthers
64593 Confession time... I have...

64593



Confession time...

I have committed this very same abomination. :eek:

I'm not sure whether to put it down to a moment of divided attention, extreme fatigue or plain bone idleness.
Forum: Current Events 08-10-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1,473
Views: 240,036
Posted By Carruthers
Life was simpler when grass wasn't the same...

Life was simpler when grass wasn't the same colour as ripened wheat.

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That's milling wheat in the foreground but it probably won't make the grade given our current drought.

Having said...
Forum: Nothingland 08-10-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 685
Views: 125,228
Posted By Carruthers
That's one road I definitely don't want to go...

That's one road I definitely don't want to go down!

I'm not really a tree surgeon, more a hedge paramedic. :)
Forum: Cities and Travel 08-09-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 828
Posted By Carruthers
Bravo, sir!

Bravo, sir!
Forum: Nothingland 08-09-2018, 02:18 PM
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Views: 125,228
Posted By Carruthers
I stand in awe at the ability of 1 cu ft of hedge...

I stand in awe at the ability of 1 cu ft of hedge to transmogrify into 1 cu yd of hedge trimmings.

I have just finished trimming the hedge that runs along the side of the house and all the way...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 08-09-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,308
Views: 198,200
Posted By Carruthers
Other reports suggest that the pigeon had already...

Other reports suggest that the pigeon had already brought down the curtain and joined the choir invisible before it was offered to the snake by a passer by.

Beautiful plumage, though. ;)
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 08-09-2018, 04:34 AM
Replies: 1,308
Views: 198,200
Posted By Carruthers
London is a place I avoid if at all possible....

London is a place I avoid if at all possible. It's crowded, noisy, threatening and generally disagreeable.
However, when considering what to be on my guard for, I have never included itinerant...
Forum: Current Events 08-09-2018, 04:19 AM
Replies: 1,473
Views: 240,036
Posted By Carruthers
At long last the recent hot spell has made an...

At long last the recent hot spell has made an exit.
It's cooler and the crippling humidity has gone although we still haven't had any rain worthy of the name.
The lawn mower sits silent and unloved...
Forum: Food and Drink 08-08-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 186
Posted By Carruthers
Only north of 55N. Thankfully. :D

Only north of 55N.

Thankfully. :D
Forum: Food and Drink 08-08-2018, 04:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 186
Posted By Carruthers
Not me! And there seemed remarkably little...

Not me!

And there seemed remarkably little in the way of 'guts' in the meat chiller cabinets at Marks & Spencer this morning! ;)
Forum: Current Events 08-07-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3,916
Views: 928,768
Posted By Carruthers
Sometimes I find life very puzzling. :rolleyes: ...

Sometimes I find life very puzzling. :rolleyes:

The Times (https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/legal-cannabis-raises-house-prices-br8lxrbn8)
Forum: Image of the Day 08-07-2018, 04:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By Carruthers
I remember hearing the massed choirs of Cicadas...

I remember hearing the massed choirs of Cicadas on one of my US trips.
Much had been said on NPR about their reappearance.
I was en route from Brighton CO to Cheyenne WY and, when I stopped for a...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 08-07-2018, 04:20 AM
Replies: 434
Views: 75,378
Posted By Carruthers
Only just! His name surfaces from time to...

Only just!

His name surfaces from time to time (this being one of them) so I did the obligatory search to find out more about him.

I was surprised to learn that his story was the subject of a...
Forum: Cities and Travel 08-07-2018, 03:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 828
Posted By Carruthers
Pleased to hear that all is well. It's...

Pleased to hear that all is well.

It's always a bit of a worry embarking on a long journey after car problems.

There are always thoughts at the back of your mind about a repeat performance.
...
Forum: Current Events 08-06-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1,473
Views: 240,036
Posted By Carruthers
Air conditioning? If only!

Air conditioning? If only!
Forum: Current Events 08-06-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1,473
Views: 240,036
Posted By Carruthers
As of a couple of minutes ago... 64506 ...

As of a couple of minutes ago...

64506

I could probably tolerate the heat it's just the humidity that gets me.
I trimmed a substantial run of hedge yesterday morning starting at about 0900....
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 08-05-2018, 04:39 AM
Replies: 2,821
Views: 481,862
Posted By Carruthers
Carved out of ivory? Occasionally, similarly...

Carved out of ivory?

Occasionally, similarly carved ivory objects turn up on the Antiques Roadshow which explains my line of thought.

Probably missed by a country mile. :)



ETA If I'm...
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