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Forum: Home Base 08-19-2018, 04:24 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Carruthers
Last night I watched a Time Team special about...

Last night I watched a Time Team special about the archaeological excavation of the WW1 Vampire dug out (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vampire_dugout) in Belgium.

The team had a photo of the RE...
Forum: Nothingland 08-18-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By Carruthers
... or possibly 'I told you so'.

... or possibly 'I told you so'.
Forum: Nothingland 08-18-2018, 03:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By Carruthers
I said you'd never learn. :)

I said you'd never learn. :)
Forum: Home Base 08-17-2018, 04:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 194
Posted By Carruthers
I saw a report of a survey conducted by a...

I saw a report of a survey conducted by a commercial genealogy site* the other day which concluded that people generally don't have any idea about how their families served in WW1.

I wonder how...
Forum: Nothingland 08-16-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2,284
Views: 190,799
Posted By Carruthers
Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square
Forum: Home Base 08-16-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 194
Posted By Carruthers
I hope that you don't mind my asking, but I was...

I hope that you don't mind my asking, but I was wondering what regiment or corps your grandfather served in?
Forum: Home Base 08-16-2018, 03:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 194
Posted By Carruthers
Cometh the hour, cometh the man.

Men of my father’s generation received a cunningly worded invitation to participate in World War 2.

I doubt very much that the dress code was ‘come as you are’ so these chaps must have made a...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 08-14-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 45,108
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: 929,697
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
Replies: 3,916
Views: 929,697
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: 1,155
Views: 271,719
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
Replies: 3,916
Views: 929,697
Posted By Carruthers
64616 It seems quite fitting that a Mr...

64616



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: 45,108
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: 45,108
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: 45,108
Posted By Carruthers
64601 Probably first done by an...

64601



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: 31,328
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: 1,479
Views: 241,448
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.

64540

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: 125,678
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: 866
Posted By Carruthers
Bravo, sir!

Bravo, sir!
Forum: Nothingland 08-09-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 685
Views: 125,678
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: 1,310
Views: 198,843
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: 1,310
Views: 198,843
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: 1,479
Views: 241,448
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: 197
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: 197
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! ;)
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