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Re: The Chat Thread

Postby Kismet » 07 Nov 2017, 19:29

Poor fb. The Russian ballet would have been a treat.

I nearly gave myself a heart attack yesterday when I came across a time table of matches for the Rugby Union World Cup. I couldn't understand how I'd missed all the advertising and hearing the results of games already played, and I certainly couldn't understand why Fairblue hadn't mentioned any of the matches, then I realised it didn't say 2017, it said 2019.
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Re: The Chat Thread

Postby tiffinata » 07 Nov 2017, 21:06

I have spent the last few days reducing my clutter.
Six large bags of books went to charity shops.
Half my towels and sheets in the clothing bins.

Now to start on the kid's toys.
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Re: The Chat Thread

Postby elderlyfemalerelativ » 07 Nov 2017, 21:27

You wouldn't like to come round to my place, would you? I've started volunteering at a local charity shop and him indoors is starting to look sideways at our stuff, both the stuff we've already got and the new stuff I can't resist.
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Re: The Chat Thread

Postby Frecks » 07 Nov 2017, 21:40

You cannot move in our house for clutter. Mr. Frecks refuses to throw anything away and my dolls house collection has taken over the two spare bedrooms alongside his diorama.
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Re: The Chat Thread

Postby Kismet » 07 Nov 2017, 22:10

I have my belongings, every one of which is precious and needed, the contents of the student flats of my two daughters, my son's stuff (he's decided to keep one set of things in Sheffield and one at home) and all the stuff my mother couldn't bear to part with when moving into sheltered accommodation last year. I can't wait for the girls to obtain full time jobs and move out.
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Re: The Chat Thread

Postby Sizzling Sausages » 10 Nov 2017, 02:42

An interesting article about the early days of aviation in Western Australia:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-10/o ... ne/9135592
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Re: The Chat Thread

Postby Tommy Smith » 10 Nov 2017, 08:34

It is an interesting article and what seems to be an interesting sponsor looking at the wings. I only found out about this chap and his very early plane recently.

And then I read the rest of his life. Busy chap.

https://acesflyinghigh.wordpress.com/20 ... n-pioneer/
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Re: The Chat Thread

Postby kylie_koyote » 10 Nov 2017, 12:20

Wow! I've just read the article! How fantastic!
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Re: The Chat Thread

Postby Tommy Smith » 10 Nov 2017, 13:39

If they made the film I'd really enjoy it.
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Re: The Chat Thread

Postby tiffinata » 10 Nov 2017, 22:27

In an addition to that story Gwynne Duigan, the daughter in law of Reg Duigan died about two weeks ago.
She was possibly the last person alive to have known both Duigan brothers.
Gwynne was the driving force behind the project to build a flying replica of this aircraft.
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Re: The Chat Thread

Postby Tommy Smith » 11 Nov 2017, 13:43

Running out of reasons for not doing housework. :shock:
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Re: The Chat Thread

Postby Tracer » 11 Nov 2017, 13:59

Shouldn't you be watching the racing?
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Re: The Chat Thread

Postby kylie_koyote » 11 Nov 2017, 14:09

Tommy Smith wrote:Running out of reasons for not doing housework. :shock:


Where's Mrs Symes when you need her?
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Re: The Chat Thread

Postby Tommy Smith » 11 Nov 2017, 14:44

KK, Mrs Symes would be gold dust round here, absolute gold dust.

Tracer, I ditched the tv and license a few years ago, but did hear a rather nice account of Desert Orchid winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup on the radio this morning.
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Re: The Chat Thread

Postby Frecks » 11 Nov 2017, 15:28

My housework is always delayed while I look at the Forum, make things for my dolls houses and go for a walk on the Prom when the weather is reasonable :lol:
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Re: The Chat Thread

Postby Fairblue » 11 Nov 2017, 15:30

What's housework?
The Decision to Survive - A good pilot is both born and made. The best would look upon his work as a combination of adventure and a serious mission. – Major General Sir Frederick Sykes
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Re: The Chat Thread

Postby Kismet » 11 Nov 2017, 15:48

Fairblue wrote:What's housework?

I was wondering that.
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Re: The Chat Thread

Postby Spitfire666 » 11 Nov 2017, 16:07

Kismet wrote:
Fairblue wrote:What's housework?

I was wondering that.

Something to do if there is ever nothing else to do :?:
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Re: The Chat Thread

Postby Fairblue » 11 Nov 2017, 16:22

While researching something for Kismet's Challenge I found this. Not something you find on your land every day.

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/03/08/europ ... index.html
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Re: The Chat Thread

Postby kylie_koyote » 11 Nov 2017, 16:24

I replaced all the window screens on my sun porch with the heavy, unweildy glass panels. All by myself too, before Mr. KK was even awake! And boy-howdy, was it ever cold! I had on my heavy parka and gloves, but I came inside with rosy cheeks.

I also found the jack-o-lanterns. Oops. They had filled with rainwater and then frozen solid. Ew. So I chucked them into the forest to feed the woodland creatures.

I feel so productive, and it's not even 11am. Of course, I am still in my pajamas.... so there's that.
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Re: The Chat Thread

Postby Tommy Smith » 11 Nov 2017, 16:34

Satisfying. What is the temperature there?

I would really like to go into winter just once with a barn full of hay, a log store full of logs and a larder full of grub and enjoy it.
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Re: The Chat Thread

Postby kylie_koyote » 11 Nov 2017, 16:55

About 28-30 F. Just below freezing. Not toooo bad - yet. It's only early November. :shock: Although we have been known to have measurable snowfall before Halloween.
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Re: The Chat Thread

Postby Kismet » 11 Nov 2017, 17:08

Fairblue wrote:While researching something for Kismet's Challenge I found this. Not something you find on your land every day.

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/03/08/europ ... index.html

Amazing that oral history can be so wrong.
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Re: The Chat Thread

Postby tiffinata » 11 Nov 2017, 21:19

In the space of a week we have gone from spring to summer here. The colours have all changed.
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Re: The Chat Thread

Postby RAAF Spitfire Girl » 12 Nov 2017, 07:57

Fairblue wrote:While researching something for Kismet's Challenge I found this. Not something you find on your land every day.

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/03/08/europ ... index.html


Interesting article, FB. What a find!
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Re: The Chat Thread

Postby RAAF Spitfire Girl » 12 Nov 2017, 08:00

Spitfire666 wrote:
Fairblue wrote:What's housework?

Something to do if there is ever nothing else to do :?:

I'll have to bite the bullet this week as this morning I rather expansively invited some friends over for dinner this coming Thursday night, and then spent the drive home thinking of how much I'm going to have to do to make the house presentable :roll:
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Re: The Chat Thread

Postby Tracer » 12 Nov 2017, 10:56

They come to see you, not the house :yay:
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Re: The Chat Thread

Postby Tommy Smith » 14 Nov 2017, 03:33

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Re: The Chat Thread

Postby OzBiggles1963 » 14 Nov 2017, 07:45

Tommy Smith wrote:106 Not out! Splendid woman.
http://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sp ... 06-not-out


Wow, amazing lady! I'm flat out climbing in & out of a small plane, & she's twice my age. :D :?
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Re: The Chat Thread

Postby Spitfire666 » 14 Nov 2017, 07:52

Tommy Smith wrote:106 Not out! Splendid woman.
http://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sp ... 06-not-out

What a splendid lady :!: :salute: :wavemachine:
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