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Forum: Nothingland 06-16-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12,210
Views: 4,585,984
Posted By Carruthers
Happy Boithday, Mr G! And many more of 'em!...

Happy Boithday, Mr G!

And many more of 'em! :thumb:
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 06-16-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 881
Views: 130,222
Posted By Carruthers
The longevity of some aircraft is astonishing. ...

The longevity of some aircraft is astonishing.

A few years ago the RAF found itself in urgent need of a number of ELINT aircraft when the Nimrod was retired so three Boeing KC-135R airframes were...
Forum: Current Events 06-16-2019, 05:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By Carruthers
It's interesting to compare UK car insurance...

It's interesting to compare UK car insurance premiums with the US.

I received a renewal notice for my insurance on Friday.

Next year's premium will be 250 for fully comprehensive insurance, ie...
Forum: Nothingland 06-15-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3,029
Views: 268,851
Posted By Carruthers
Thinking

Thinking
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 06-14-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 616
Views: 83,652
Posted By Carruthers
I can thoroughly recommend Lockheed Blackbird:...

I can thoroughly recommend Lockheed Blackbird: Beyond the Secret Missions by Paul Crickmore.
There's plenty of choice on Amazon.com from about $21.
I haven't linked to the page given that...
Forum: Home Base 06-14-2019, 04:12 AM
Replies: 1,107
Views: 240,158
Posted By Carruthers
14th June 1919

On this day, aviators John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown departed St John's, Newfoundland on the first non-stop trans-Atlantic flight.



Despite the privations and difficulties of the flight,...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 06-13-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 616
Views: 83,652
Posted By Carruthers
I shall view that in conjunction with my copy of...

I shall view that in conjunction with my copy of the pilot's notes.

No, I am not joking...

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Forum: Quality Images and Videos 06-13-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 616
Views: 83,652
Posted By Carruthers
Seven minutes of joy! It will bring a smile...

Seven minutes of joy!

It will bring a smile to even the most jaded cheek. :thumb:

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Another one from Brendan, this time with vocal accompaniment.

What a voice!
Forum: Nothingland 06-11-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,277
Views: 181,538
Posted By Carruthers
There's a crab apple tree out on the road which...

There's a crab apple tree out on the road which has been almost completely smothered by ivy.

Only a few branches ever see the light of day and they are only apparent when there's blossom.

The...
Forum: Nothingland 06-11-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 1,277
Views: 181,538
Posted By Carruthers
These aren't the best of photos but they at least...

These aren't the best of photos but they at least outline the situation.
As you can see, the conifer leans slightly to the left but it also leans towards the camera.
That's a yew at bottom left...
Forum: Nothingland 06-11-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1,277
Views: 181,538
Posted By Carruthers
As we all know, gravity begins at home. ;)

As we all know, gravity begins at home. ;)
Forum: Nothingland 06-11-2019, 04:22 AM
Replies: 1,277
Views: 181,538
Posted By Carruthers
It's still there as are the Ash and Sycamores...

It's still there as are the Ash and Sycamores t'other side of the stream.

The trouble is it also has a large covering of ivy which doesn't help matters and the last few yards of the garden, where...
Forum: Nothingland 06-10-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1,277
Views: 181,538
Posted By Carruthers
Thanks! I've just shone a torch down the...

Thanks!

I've just shone a torch down the back garden and nothing has fallen over...


... yet.:eek:
Forum: Nothingland 06-10-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1,277
Views: 181,538
Posted By Carruthers
The rain has been incessant today and it's still...

The rain has been incessant today and it's still raining now.
It's just after 2300 and the wind is starting to howl.
The conifer in the bank of the stream at the bottom of the garden is no doubt...
Forum: Nothingland 06-09-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12,210
Views: 4,585,984
Posted By Carruthers
Being tall hasn't many advantages for me,...

Being tall hasn't many advantages for me, although I am useful at getting things off high shelves.

I'm often accosted by strange ladies in Tesco for that very purpose.

Sometimes I'm accosted by...
Forum: Image of the Day 06-09-2019, 04:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By Carruthers
Anyone would have thought that the sun had...

Anyone would have thought that the sun had refused to rise when Tesco announced that they would start charging 5p (6c) for every plastic carrier bag supplied at the checkout.

The prospect of...
Forum: Home Base 06-06-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3,128
Views: 690,579
Posted By Carruthers
Welcome back, Grav! :thumb: Hope all is well.

Welcome back, Grav! :thumb:

Hope all is well.
Forum: Home Base 06-06-2019, 04:41 AM
Replies: 1,107
Views: 240,158
Posted By Carruthers
6th June 1944

There's plenty of coverage of D Day and the commemorative events elsewhere so I won't over egg the pudding, but the first news of Operation Overlord might be worth a listen.

John Snagge's delivery...
Forum: Home Base 06-06-2019, 01:18 AM
Replies: 3,128
Views: 690,579
Posted By Carruthers
Agreed again.

Agreed again.
Forum: Nothingland 06-03-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 25,721
Views: 9,733,367
Posted By Carruthers
Invertebrate

Invertebrate
Forum: Current Events 06-02-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4,087
Views: 1,000,714
Posted By Carruthers
Thanks for unearthing the back story, Bruce. ...

Thanks for unearthing the back story, Bruce.

As sports go, it looks like a candidate for compulsory drug testing.

BTW, that's testing for compulsory drugs.

Well, you'd have to be on...
Forum: Current Events 06-02-2019, 04:05 AM
Replies: 4,087
Views: 1,000,714
Posted By Carruthers
There are some bizarre traditions in this land...

There are some bizarre traditions in this land and I've never heard of this one.



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No doubt this has its origins in a confrontation behind a pub, the participants being suitably...
Forum: Nothingland 06-01-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By Carruthers
I say! Steady on old chap!

I say! Steady on old chap!
Forum: Nothingland 06-01-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By Carruthers
5) Have you ever walked out of a business because...

5) Have you ever walked out of a business because of the music they were playing?

It is usually the sole purpose of my visit.

8) What pronunciation/variant of an English word in a country other...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 06-01-2019, 04:45 AM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 306,553
Posted By Carruthers
Viable? :rolleyes: Some years ago I visited...

Viable? :rolleyes:

Some years ago I visited the local fire station.

The gent who was showing us round said of that fibreglass monstrosity the Reliant Robin...
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