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Forum: Current Events 12-15-2017, 05:52 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 22,575
Posted By Carruthers
Local newspapers have always plodded along in the...

Local newspapers have always plodded along in the shadow of their national and regional counterparts.
Apart from the rare occasion when a story of national importance occurs on their patch it has...
Forum: Current Events 12-14-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1,316
Views: 212,991
Posted By Carruthers
Thanks one and all! :thumb: I'll do my best,...

Thanks one and all! :thumb:

I'll do my best, imagination, inspiration and time permitting! :)
Forum: Arts & Entertainment 12-14-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2,782
Views: 688,872
Posted By Carruthers
The Red Atlas

I’m currently reading ‘The Red Atlas - How the Soviet Union secretly mapped the World’.
It documents, in considerable detail, the efforts of the Soviet Union to acquire intelligence about potential...
Forum: Current Events 12-13-2017, 03:46 AM
Replies: 1,316
Views: 212,991
Posted By Carruthers
:blush::blush::blush:

:blush::blush::blush:
Forum: Image of the Day 12-12-2017, 04:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By Carruthers
Oh, happy day! :thumb: 'Casey Jones' was a...

Oh, happy day! :thumb:

'Casey Jones' was a childhood favourite of mine along with 'Union Pacific'.

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It's a shame that 'Cannonball Express' appears back to front on the engine...
Forum: Current Events 12-11-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3,759
Views: 843,195
Posted By Carruthers
This is a self-propelled gun. 62615 It...

This is a self-propelled gun.

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It isn't a tank. Definitely not a tank.
What's the difference? Well, in the case of an MoD contract about 2.5 million each.
Forum: Current Events 12-11-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1,316
Views: 212,991
Posted By Carruthers
Brexit? No, it goes back further than that. ...

Brexit? No, it goes back further than that.

They've still got the hump with us over a minor disagreement at Waterloo in 1815.
Forum: Current Events 12-11-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1,316
Views: 212,991
Posted By Carruthers
Yes, it's somewhat out of the ordinary. To the...

Yes, it's somewhat out of the ordinary. To the best of my recollection, the last time we had significant snowfall was three or four years ago.
I can remember some pretty harsh winters during my...
Forum: Current Events 12-11-2017, 04:05 AM
Replies: 1,316
Views: 212,991
Posted By Carruthers
I had an early appointment at the Doc's this...

I had an early appointment at the Doc's this morning and it's normally about a ten minute walk.
Footpaths are pretty much unusable but the road is fairly clear, if somewhat wet, so I walked there....
Forum: Current Events 12-10-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1,316
Views: 212,991
Posted By Carruthers
Yep, that's about the size of it. :) It's an...

Yep, that's about the size of it. :)

It's an attractive shrub/bush and will grow just about anywhere.
It will put in an appearance on railway embankments, waste ground or woodland while your back...
Forum: Current Events 12-10-2017, 06:09 AM
Replies: 1,316
Views: 212,991
Posted By Carruthers
It's snowing. :eek: Four to five inches of...

It's snowing. :eek:

Four to five inches of the stuff have landed and it doesn't show any signs of stopping here at the ancestral estate.
I looked out at 0430 and a smattering had just put in an...
Forum: Nothingland 12-09-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 1,776
Views: 126,528
Posted By Carruthers
Sigh

Sigh
Forum: Nothingland 12-09-2017, 05:41 PM
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Views: 8,116,756
Posted By Carruthers
Tomahawk

Tomahawk
Forum: Image of the Day 12-09-2017, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By Carruthers
N3fKXPyf42I The Stretcher Railing Society...

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The Stretcher Railing Society (https://www.stretcherrailings.com/)
Forum: Relationships 12-09-2017, 05:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 488
Posted By Carruthers
I thought that this was going to be a scholarly...

I thought that this was going to be a scholarly treatise on Freudian psychoanalysis. :blush:
Forum: Current Events 12-08-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3,759
Views: 843,195
Posted By Carruthers
Having spent ninety Great British minutes on a...

Having spent ninety Great British minutes on a phone call to a financial institution this afternoon, and in need of a short respite from such things, I thought I'd have a look around a news website...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 12-07-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,523
Posted By Carruthers
Now why didn't I think of that? :o (Answer...

Now why didn't I think of that? :o

(Answer definitely not required. :o)
Forum: Image of the Day 12-07-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By Carruthers
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:)
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 12-07-2017, 06:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,523
Posted By Carruthers
That reminds me. I knew I had a picture of...

That reminds me. I knew I had a picture of Highland Cattle hereabouts.
I took the photo back in 2004 because it's not a breed seen all that often at this end of the UK.
Diversification is always...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 12-06-2017, 02:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,523
Posted By Carruthers
22KQaQPsd94 Well, I suppose that we have to...

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Well, I suppose that we have to make the most of our talents.
Forum: Image of the Day 12-05-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By Carruthers
A couple of books on the subject are: The...

A couple of books on the subject are:

The Animals' War by Juliet Gardiner.
ISBN-10: 0749951036
ISBN-13: 978-0749951030

and...

The War Horses: The Tragic Fate of a Million Horses...
Forum: Home Base 12-05-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 24,921
Posted By Carruthers
I wish I could have heard it. You have been...

I wish I could have heard it.

You have been missed, also, sir. How's things?[/QUOTE]

I remember during one our frequent phone conversations I gave Sundae an account of a Doc’s appointment I...
Forum: Home Base 12-03-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 24,921
Posted By Carruthers
It was a year ago yesterday that Sundae departed...

It was a year ago yesterday that Sundae departed this world and I've had an Email from her mum asking me to pass on the following few lines.



I was fortunate that Sundae and I shared a sense of...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 03-27-2017, 04:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,649
Posted By Carruthers
Presumably, such armour would have protected only...

Presumably, such armour would have protected only the most vital areas of the ship, such as the engine room and magazine?
Forum: Home Base 03-26-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 115,044
Posted By Carruthers
I shall be instructing Flywheel, Shyster and...

I shall be instructing Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel first thing tomorrow morning.
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