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    Re: Happy 4th to my American friends

    England never did, because from 1603 the crown's of England, Wales, ireland and Scotland were united,
    From 1707 the parliaments of England, Wales and Scotland were united,
    And from 1801 till 1921...
  2. Thread: $47,000

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    Re: $47,000

    My Landrover is 39years old, parts are easy to get it will out last me.
    Our Kia is 14years old we've had from new, and has 135,000 miles on it. Some parts are getting hard to get, next year we are...
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    Re: The smell of sulfur.

    Sulphur is actually used in greenhouses, to reduce fungal infections, therefore it might actually improve your plants...
  4. Re: Interesting News Stories...From Your Communities and the World....

    My parents and sisters live in a town Bo'ness, that has had a parade since 1799 which was originally to celebrate the emancipation of the miners.
    In 1897, this parade was converted, into a...
  5. Thread: Tinnitis?

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    Re: Tinnitis?

    Luckily I don't have tinnitus, I have very sensitive hearing.
    Having my hearing tested in a sound proofed box, I complained I could have done better but I could hear them discussing the cricket...
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    Re: Flight delay question

    Heathrow airport has been cancelling flights because it cannot cope...
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  7. Thread: Firefly

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    Re: Firefly

    Another firefly video.
    https://youtu.be/f3w-YxaR5cw
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    Re: What were some of your scariest moments?

    During the fire men's strike. 1977.-78
    Military called into replace themWe are wearing
    WW2 tin hat,
    1950s string vest.and pants.
    Uniform shirt.
    1940s seaboot socks
    Combat cabbage suit.
    Boots...
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    Re: Top of mast painted white?

    Yep I'd agree with that,
    But some owners wanted to stand out..
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    Re: Small Boat Sailing

    I was sailing Blue Moon on Sunday, 20mph gusting 25mph, the strongest we've been out in so far, not much waves as the wind was across the river.

    Blue moon is 16ft long 4ft wide with 150kg 3ft deep...
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    Re: Scotland’s Places to see too!

    Note's for Edinburgh Tattoo,
    It's held on the outer Bailey, known in Edinburgh as the esplanade. Mostly tarmacked these days.

    The viewing stands for the general Public hang out over the walls on...
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    Re: Scotland’s Places to see too!

    I'm not surprised at not driving in Edinburgh it's now very car unfriendly.. however the combined tram and bus all day ticket is a bargain.
    Edinburgh,
    The national gallery, my sister was a guide...
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    Re: If someone handed you a million dollars...

    Buy my parents the bungalow they really ought to be in rather than the two story house on a steep hill they are in.
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    Re: 20 years of screwcap closures for wine.

    These days I'm just as likely to find a manmade cork rather than a cork cork..
  15. Thread: Weirdness.....

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    Re: Weirdness.....

    UK law..
    If it's stuff you didn't order but they have deliberately sent to YOU, that's unsolicited goods and becomes yours at no cost.
    If they have sent it to your address but for someone else,...
  16. Thread: The key

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    Re: The key

    My list for the main bunch
    Gate key,
    House front door,
    House rear Door,
    outside toilet,
    Boat shed,
    Garage,
    garden tools shed,
    model railway shed Front,
    Model railway shed rear,
  17. Thread: The key

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    Re: The key

    I got a lot of worries then
  18. Re: Whose got some oldies in their music collection

    I've a the complete works of Strawhead, on the hard drive.. They specialised in historic Songs
    from 1500 ish to 1916...
    Gentlemen of fortune ... 1618...

    https://youtu.be/4MWTHL7tkW0

    1916.....
  19. Thread: Blue Moon 2

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    Re: Blue Moon 2

    Yesterday a down river race From Woods Dyke to Thurne Lion Dyke. about 6 miles.


    Woods Dyke was fun, Hire boats doing all sorts of strange things, though luckily, the chaos cleared just before...
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    Re: Vehicles Most Likely to Reach 200,000 Miles

    The Landrover series, 90, 110, and defenders are renowned for doing well over 200,000 miles, often in tough conditions, engines pulled after that still have the manufacturing marks in the cylinders....
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    Re: Bitch or brag-how’s the weather?

    33C yesterday, 13C today...
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    Re: By The Skin Of Their Teeth

    Was a passenger on its predecessor the Viscount in the 70s, with some interesting landings in the Hebrides, including looking out of the window to see grass beneath the wing, we'd landed half way...
  23. Thread: Bit sore today

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    Re: Bit sore today

    Pain varies from person to person.
    Until the last 3 months of his life, SWMBO's uncle had never felt pain, not one bit, when he had appendicitis , he didn't feel it, only the fact his wife was a...
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    Re: Lumber-some good news

    Hopefully the prices will drop this side of the big puddle soon our costs are still high for all wood and plywood.
  25. Thread: Cut and run?

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    Re: Cut and run?

    I retire at Christmas, My current boss is on holiday, when back, he's down to 2 days a week, I know the guy taking over, he's been pushed into it, he didn't want the job, he'll be moving slightly...
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    Re: So Long and Thanks For all the Fish

    Good luck for your future ,

    Never made it that far any where ..27 years that is.
    Job 1, 1 year, redundant, too many trainees for the amount of posts available.
    2, 12 years medically down graded...
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    Re: 美しいハンバーガー

    Hmm a very small 1 pound, it's 53.592 grams or 1.89 ounces light...
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    Re: Do any of you really understand…

    String theory? Yep, you can tie tulip leaves up with string.
    Bit coin? Anyone want to buy some tulips?
    Kardashians? they are daft enough to buy tulips?
    Nuclear fission? Or is it fusion? It will...
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    Re: Current thoughts on laser levels

    Bought a cheap Chinese level to do the waterline on my boat, it worked very well. Except I need to add a couple of inches of boot topping.


    On the house, well this house is a youngster at 116...
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    Re: Put Downs to be slightly envious of?

    I got called to the Teachers smoke filled Common room to get an ear bending for ignoring some ridiculous school rules..

    Teacher said at the end, "that Douglas Bader said to his men"... "rules are...
  31. Thread: Interest Rates

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    Re: Interest Rates

    When I needed to borrow money for the mortgage it hit 15.5%, now I have money it earns 0.5 %.

    Traditionally mortgages should be 2% above base. Base should be about inflation (9%) so Mortgages...
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    Re: Bitch or brag-how’s the weather?

    18C and it's only 08:11 in Norwich UK.
  33. Re: The things you find whilst out sailing……..

    Quite an old one that.. been on other forums for some time..

    All, I've ever found is boat hooks, a complete bag of fishing equipment(minus rods), small fenders, and a tin of prickly heat powder..
  34. Thread: so. . .

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    Re: so. . .

    Bought Bit coin lately?? I suggest you try Tulips..
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    Re: Bitch or brag-how’s the weather?

    Forecast in the UK today the highest temp is 28C (82f) tomorrow 32 or 33 C (91.4F), though for me on the coast of Norfolk 21 C both days.
  36. Thread: Strawberries

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    Re: Strawberries

    Have our own from the garden in the fridge at the moment, they won't be there later...
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    Re: Thinkin' About Ink?

    Never seen the point of something so useless.
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    Re: 3 Rivers Race 2022

    The official film of the 2022 race.
    https://youtu.be/8TgaFfSsLWI
  39. Thread: estate planning

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    Re: estate planning

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    for Hire from £356 to probably £1000 per week can't find out the exact price for peek season August Because..... It's fully booked...
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    Re: Silurian hypothesis

    Me thinks someone has been watching the Silurians on Doctor Who..


    It's a TV show not a documentary..
  41. Thread: airline knives

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    Re: airline knives

    Done Fod patrols many times, but never picked up anything interesting.., The only thing I've go was some headphones not the good ones either..
  42. Re: Anyone want to adopt a 2 yo with a good aim?

    My Parents next door neighbours son, took his baby sister out of its cot and dropped it. He was about 5 .. He'll have 80 years or more to think about it...
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    Re: Bitch or brag-how’s the weather?

    Overall We've had a dry spring, but we've just had a few days of heavy rain, up to 6inches deep on some back roads. It's also been very chilly, down to 11C, for the time of year, the heating in the...
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    Re: Halyards and hand pain

    I get the same, I've now moved to wearing gloves all the time sailing, and I need insulated ones in the winter.
    Increasing thickness of sheets will help...
  45. Re: What was it like in your neighborhood 4 million years ago?

    Wet, I'm on an alluvial plain...
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    Re: downside of online shopping

    I've noticed that....
    On a model railway forum, there's a guy known as Hippo, after a big discussion involving him. The adverts change to Hippo bags.. https://www.hippowaste.co.uk/hippobag
    Another...
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    Re: The Overboat! Yes, please

    Our speed limit is 4mph, and much of our waters are shallow, I don't think it will fly here.
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    There's very few I subscribe to they are mostly about the broads.
    Two examples https://youtu.be/8dwY-S3SaqY
    https://youtu.be/oyvYolGTSM8
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    Re: How long before small engines go electric?

    The biggest battery electric item I have has a 10kW motor.

    I'm gradually moving over to battery electric tools, but many of my mains electric items will last many years.

    I still have petrol,...
  50. Thread: google earth

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    Re: google earth

    3 Rivers, ? This is the area of the 3 Rivers, 3 Rivers Race that is..
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