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What I Did This Weekend - In Pictures!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by That-Crazy-Rat-Lady, Feb 1, 2015.

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    However I believe they didn't stop the Luftwaffe bombing Dublin on one occasion? Claimed they mistook it for Belfast but possibly as a warning to De Valera about his sending fire engines north to help in blitzed areas in Belfast. Or so the story goes.
     
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    Hard to see the signs in the dark.
     
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    Should have used luminous paint.
     
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    This might be of historical interest to some. I cut this out of a newspaper years ago. It's an aerial shot of the aftermath of one of the most powerful non-nuclear man made explosions in history. Certainly the most powerful in UK history ... and it happened in Staffordshire !!!
    In late 1944 a huge explosion occurred at an underground munitions store at RAF Fauld, about half mile due east of Hanbury. Several thousand tons of bombs and other munitions were stored there, and nobody will ever know for sure what caused it. It literally blew apart a nearby reservoir causing flooding which added to the death toll of about 70, although this is an estimate. An explosion of that size (you are getting near a nuclear yield here) would easily have been heard in Stafford I would have thought. It's about 16 miles from the town centre.
    You can still see the crater on Google Earth, about 0.6 miles east of Hanbury centre, although it is now filled with bushes and trees.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Fauld_explosion

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    The permanent weekend may be about to restart?

    Nobody seems to have thought of imposing a lockdown on weeds - this is the result from bare earth in ten weeks.

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    Big stuff out and small stuff chopped in - twice.

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    I need to have the capacity to dispose of other debris, so this was a necessary first job.

    A few details to finish off, but the Robin wanted some daylight for his bit.

    It was all made slightly more difficult by managing to stick the blade of a safety knife into my finger whilst removing some pointless packaging and thinking "I need to be careful at this point".
     
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    garage door
     
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    Pitched the tent in the garden for a test run. It's a good job we have a big garden...

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    I've been making meals for the next few days.

    By doing it in the dining area, I can rely on the customers to clear up any remaining debris.

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    Glad to see that nobody's mentioned the Pampas Grass in the post above.
     
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    Back to the homeland then? Probably the best decision; if I could escape I would.
     
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    Reminds me of this I saw the other day ..... :eek:

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    I've been to Iran. We weren't welcome there the first time (the Shah was being given his cards.) I've no particular desire to go back. We used to have a saying as tanker men:

    "The Persian Gulf is the arsehole of the world, and Kharg Island is 500 miles up it."

    Given their history I can't say I blame them, but going back there is not on my bucket list. :|
     
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    What have you made?
     
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    There are three piles of sample meals at the right-hand end of the table.
     
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    ? Sample meals for Robins?
     
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    And others.
     
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    Shame that's not 'otters'.
     

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