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Forum: Current Events 08-25-2019, 10:32 AM
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Views: 298,062
Posted By Carruthers
It's 90F/32C here at 1630 and not at all...

It's 90F/32C here at 1630 and not at all comfortable.

Dad is looking a bit frazzled which is a worry.
Forum: Current Events 08-25-2019, 04:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 182
Posted By Carruthers
A few years ago I was driving into Aylesbury from...

A few years ago I was driving into Aylesbury from Waddesdon and, where the road dips to go under a railway bridge, I saw a Land Rover and livestock trailer upside down on the grass verge.

The...
Forum: Nothingland 08-24-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 241
Posted By Carruthers
What is an occasional table the rest of the time?

What is an occasional table the rest of the time?
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 08-24-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 942
Views: 138,314
Posted By Carruthers
I've had a look at silverspitfire.com and it...

I've had a look at silverspitfire.com and it doesn't shed any light on why the aircraft stopped at Bowling Green either.

Twitter and Facebook feeds linked in that site are similarly bereft of...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 08-24-2019, 05:01 AM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 245,281
Posted By Carruthers
From The Times this week... 68523 ...

From The Times this week...

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I think it fair to say that the Bishop of Bath and Wells mentioned above, probably isn't the same chap who featured in an episode of Blackadder.
Forum: Nothingland 08-22-2019, 04:14 AM
Replies: 6,615
Views: 1,381,168
Posted By Carruthers
Unfortunately, yes! However, the tubs of...

Unfortunately, yes!

However, the tubs of chocolates have been, for many years, associated with Christmas which seems to start earlier every year.

The usual pattern is for them to appear just...
Forum: Nothingland 08-21-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 6,615
Views: 1,381,168
Posted By Carruthers
Usual Wednesday grocery run this morning. The...

Usual Wednesday grocery run this morning.
The first thing I saw on entering Tesco was large pallet loads of Rowntree and Cadbury chocolate tubs. You know, the sort of thing you have at Christmas....
Forum: Home Base 08-20-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1,807
Views: 413,558
Posted By Carruthers
He's brought down the curtain and joined the...

He's brought down the curtain and joined the choir invisible...

He is an ex-actor, he is bereft of life...
Forum: Current Events 08-20-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1,918
Views: 298,062
Posted By Carruthers
50F here at 2250. Not forecast to drop much lower...

50F here at 2250. Not forecast to drop much lower overnight.
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 08-18-2019, 03:39 AM
Replies: 636
Views: 87,773
Posted By Carruthers
Hay-on-Wye, just on the Welsh side of the...

Hay-on-Wye, just on the Welsh side of the Wales-England border, is another regional centre for the second hand book trade.

Quite why is a bit of a mystery, although judging by the numbers of...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 08-17-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 636
Views: 87,773
Posted By Carruthers
This morning I read a review of the book...

This morning I read a review of the book 'Confessions of a Bookseller' by Shaun Bythell. No, it's not what you think.

He owns a second hand book shop in Wigtown, which is Scotland's centre for the...
Forum: Nothingland 08-16-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 282,933
Posted By Carruthers
Imminent

Imminent
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 08-15-2019, 09:44 AM
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Views: 138,314
Posted By Carruthers
Expensively so!

Expensively so!
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 08-15-2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 942
Views: 138,314
Posted By Carruthers
Following Bruce's post #925 (wheels up landing) I...

Following Bruce's post #925 (wheels up landing) I did a bit of digging.

The aircraft is a Hawker Sea Fury of the Royal Navy Historical Flight but is on the civil register as G-RNHF. The accident...
Forum: Home Base 08-15-2019, 05:01 AM
Replies: 3,155
Views: 701,130
Posted By Carruthers
Fifty? You're a mere stripling! Hold on....

Fifty? You're a mere stripling!

Hold on. When did I become old enough to call anyone of fifty that? :eek:

Anyway, Mr G, jump to it. There's a photo safari to catch up on and Boeing Dreamlifters...
Forum: Nothingland 08-11-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12,223
Views: 5,918,236
Posted By Carruthers
Exactly! He was, and probably still is, beneath...

Exactly! He was, and probably still is, beneath contempt.
Forum: Nothingland 08-11-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 12,223
Views: 5,918,236
Posted By Carruthers
Congratulations (if that's the right word) on the...

Congratulations (if that's the right word) on the imminent departure of your neighbours!

We had experience of an unpleasant and anti-social bunch next door some years ago.

A couple and their...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 08-10-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 14,368
Posted By Carruthers
I'd quite forgotten that there is a small colony...

I'd quite forgotten that there is a small colony of Pelicans on the lake in St James' Park, London.

I'd assumed that their wings had been clipped but apparently not.

One individual made a habit...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 08-10-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 426
Views: 71,944
Posted By Carruthers
Video made this very morning. I can vouch for...

Video made this very morning. I can vouch for references to 40mph gusts as they've been battering us all day as well.

The electric multiple unit nearly spoils the day!

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Forum: Quality Images and Videos 08-09-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 14,368
Posted By Carruthers
That brings back happy memories. I remember...

That brings back happy memories.

I remember one occasion driving north in deepest Wyoming in June when I caught sight of four large birds coming the other way.

It took a few seconds for me to...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 08-09-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 14,368
Posted By Carruthers
I am not a dedicated bird watcher but I do like...

I am not a dedicated bird watcher but I do like to see wildlife of all kinds especially anything that's a bit of a rarity.

I'd been told of a Great White Egret taking up residence on a nearby...
Forum: Image of the Day 08-08-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By Carruthers
BiB: If a Govt. spokesbot says one thing, you can...

BiB: If a Govt. spokesbot says one thing, you can pretty much depend on him meaning the exact opposite.

Link...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 08-06-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 942
Views: 138,314
Posted By Carruthers
Click on 'Route Map' and scroll down for details...

Click on 'Route Map' and scroll down for details of all stops in the Lower 48.
In at Teterboro and out at Paine Field.
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 08-06-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 942
Views: 138,314
Posted By Carruthers
Yesterday a Spitfire departed Goodwood aerodrome...

Yesterday a Spitfire departed Goodwood aerodrome south of London for the first leg of a round the world trip.

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Please don't be put off by that florid prose!


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Forum: Technology 08-06-2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 769
Posted By Carruthers
My thanks go to Undertoad, BigV and sexobon for...

My thanks go to Undertoad, BigV and sexobon for the time and effort expended to help me out.

Right, here comes the embarrassing bit.

Having gone through all the measures proposed yesterday...
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