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Forum: Home Base 09-16-2019, 03:56 AM
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Views: 419,620
Posted By Carruthers
A couple of extracts from his obituary in this...

A couple of extracts from his obituary in this morning's Daily Telegraph.







BiB I doubt very much that I would have gone anywhere near an aircraft ever again after an experience like...
Forum: Nothingland 09-15-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12,234
Views: 5,935,951
Posted By Carruthers
Be honest. You've been reading Dad's daily...

Be honest. You've been reading Dad's daily routine orders, haven't you? :rolleyes:
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 09-15-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1,558
Views: 212,482
Posted By Carruthers
In for a penny, in for a pound... The Dalai...

In for a penny, in for a pound...

The Dalai Lama?
Forum: Arts & Entertainment 09-15-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,186
Posted By Carruthers
FWIW... I'm presently watching 'Billy...

FWIW...

I'm presently watching 'Billy Connolly's Great American Trail' on TV.

The second episode of three was on a couple of days ago in which he visited the Martin Guitar factory in Nazareth...
Forum: Home Base 09-15-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 57,140
Posted By Carruthers
Thank you one and all for your kind remarks. ...

Thank you one and all for your kind remarks.

The semblance of a blush has risen, unbidden, to my manly cheek. :blush::blush::blush:
Forum: Current Events 09-14-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 80,817
Posted By Carruthers
All is now clear! Many thanks. :thumb:

All is now clear!

Many thanks. :thumb:
Forum: Current Events 09-14-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 80,817
Posted By Carruthers
The weight of the contraption also crossed my...

The weight of the contraption also crossed my mind.
The photo in my post mentioned above shows the throne installed on wooden floorboards which I assume are at Blenheim Palace on the ground floor...
Forum: Current Events 09-14-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 80,817
Posted By Carruthers
Meanwhile, over in Weird News... ...

Meanwhile, over in Weird News...

https://www.cellar.org/showpost.php?p=1038593&postcount=4110
Forum: Nothingland 09-14-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12,234
Views: 5,935,951
Posted By Carruthers
Thank you, gentlemen. Dad does a lot of...

Thank you, gentlemen.

Dad does a lot of reading and we rely quite heavily on the TV for information and entertainment so I dread to think what life would be like for him if those two pursuits had...
Forum: Nothingland 09-14-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12,234
Views: 5,935,951
Posted By Carruthers
Thanks, Clod! I understand that it's the...

Thanks, Clod!

I understand that it's the most commonly performed procedure in the NHS.
Actually, I've just done a quick search and find that approx 330,000 cataract ops are carried out annually...
Forum: Nothingland 09-14-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12,234
Views: 5,935,951
Posted By Carruthers
Dad had his cataract op earlier this week, so...

Dad had his cataract op earlier this week, so thankfully that's out of the way at long last.

He was only in hospital for a few hours and was rather wobbly when he came out but when we got home he...
Forum: Current Events 09-14-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4,110
Views: 1,021,430
Posted By Carruthers
68689 Thames Valley Police is...

68689



Thames Valley Police is investigating but a source close to the inquiry admitted that they have nothing to go on.

LINK...
Forum: Image of the Day 09-13-2019, 05:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By Carruthers
Dry stone walls are very much part of the...

Dry stone walls are very much part of the agricultural landscape in several parts of the UK and the counties of Northumberland, Durham, North Yorkshire and Cumbria spring to mind.

There are few...
Forum: Nothingland 09-12-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3,182
Views: 288,054
Posted By Carruthers
Lord Haw Haw

Lord Haw Haw
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 09-12-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 844
DOG
Views: 133,721
Posted By Carruthers
Smarter than the average Border Collie... ...

Smarter than the average Border Collie...

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Forum: Quality Images and Videos 09-12-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 844
DOG
Views: 133,721
Posted By Carruthers
Ah! Understood, Bruce. Ta! :thumb:

Ah! Understood, Bruce.

Ta! :thumb:
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 09-12-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 844
DOG
Views: 133,721
Posted By Carruthers
I have to confess to being somewhat puzzled by...

I have to confess to being somewhat puzzled by your reply, Jim.

Is it the spelling of 'cygnet' that you take issue with?

Bruce's response leads me to that conclusion.

Genuine question.
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 09-12-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 844
DOG
Views: 133,721
Posted By Carruthers
Algal bloom is an annual problem on this side of...

Algal bloom is an annual problem on this side of the Atlantic as well and, sadly, usually claims a number of canine victims.

This article is from the 14th August.



For the full spiel: Link...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 09-09-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 965
Views: 141,144
Posted By Carruthers
You might like to have a look at FR24...

You might like to have a look at FR24 (www.flightradar24.com/38.84,-77.1/13)

I tried to post a screenshot of the app from my iPad but the file was too large.

If you click on the aircraft icon,...
Forum: Nothingland 09-06-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By Carruthers
z) In which pocket do you usually keep your...

z) In which pocket do you usually keep your phone? Or do have an alternate place for it?

Shirt pocket. It's only an old 'clockwork' phone. It'll do there.

y) What is the most useful condiment...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 09-02-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1,658
Views: 313,395
Posted By Carruthers
I spotted this frieze on a building in...

I spotted this frieze on a building in Thermopolis WY on my last visit to the US.
I think that they're keeping their options open. ;)

68597

You can see it in context courtesy of Streetview...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 08-31-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12,670
Views: 4,923,207
Posted By Carruthers
I once had a girlfriend who was a mermaid. ...

I once had a girlfriend who was a mermaid.

The relationship was doomed to fail.

Well, she wanted to remain halibut.

;)
Forum: Image of the Day 08-31-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By Carruthers
There were an astonishing number of airfields in...

There were an astonishing number of airfields in the UK during WW2 with a particular concentration in Norfolk, Suffolk and Lincolnshire.

A few survive to this day as operational airfields and...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 08-28-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1,558
Views: 212,482
Posted By Carruthers
John Glenn?

John Glenn?
Forum: The Internet 08-28-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2,560
Views: 545,374
Posted By Carruthers
Well, somebody had to do it! ;)

Well, somebody had to do it! ;)
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