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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Withnail, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. BobClay

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    I saw a picture of Greta Thunberg on Facebook today superimposed on a copy of Mein Kampf with sneering remarks about how cold it's been and would this book provide her with some insulation from Global Warming.
    Global warming is a bad way to describe it. It literally means the average temperature of the Earth's atmosphere is going up by just a few degrees. BUT, a few degrees of temperature rise of the entire atmosphere represents a colossal amount of energy being retained within it. Climate and it's consequences (weather) literally are energy in a fluid dynamic system, and the more you put in, the wilder it gets: up, down, sideways, chaos rules. The science of Chaos literally emerged from weather studies.

    The young lady is right ... listen to the science. Forget the Trump/Farage cabal.
     
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    Lots of scaffolding being put up on the front of the Sandonia
     
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    A heron chase off a fox. Later a different heron visited my pond :(
     
  4. Gramaisc

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    Out to the west, we are currently having the first wet day for a fortnight. It is, however, making an effort to catch up - it is a proper "winter's day".

    It may be drifting your way, too.
     
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    Yes, it's due about 12.
     
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    It's grim - I wouldn't be doing Friday's trip to the lake today - or, if I did, I wouldn't be coming back.

    I've just pumped up my slow puncture to go for my jab - I meant to do it last night - that would have been a much better idea...
     
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    Get them to put a plaster on your arm after the jab. That should help seal the puncture.
     
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    Westward Ho! for jab number two. Just like Blackpool ... except there's no tower, or trams, or a pleasure beach, or piers ... errr ... maybe not quite like Blackpool. Interesting though.

    WestwardHo2.jpg
     
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    Something else I saw in Westward Ho! Pretty good ship model in a shop window. I made it a 24 gunner, what's that ? .. a frigate maybe ? I've always wondered about those gun port hatches on these. They would have to be very well made and watertight, because that lower row is going to be underwater most of the time in any sort of bad weather. Wouldn't take long to sink the ship if one of them failed.

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    Mary Rose?
     
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    I tried to work out what it was but then I just though “Oh, frig it”
     
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    At least two cuckoos on the Chase. I say at least two because I could see one in front of me and heard another behind me.

    I kept hearing and seeing them around me as I walked so I'm not sure how many there actually were.

    I suppose it may have been just the two of them taking the mickey out of me as I walked :)
     
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    Or ... it could have been that rarest of creatures ... a stereophonic cuckoo. :P
     
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    ... one of the robins not displaying his customary enthusiasm for the buffet table.

    He was standing on the corner, clearly not in his usual cheerful state.

    I watched him for a bit, somewhat concerned.

    Eventually, after a couple of minutes, he managed to puke this up -

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    - and then immediately revert to his normal appetite.

    it appears to be mostly the hard bits of millipedes and the like - and is about the size of a baked bean, which is quite impressive, in terms of relative size.
     
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    LUXURY !! ... we used to DREAM of millipede pies when we woz kids .... :P
     
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    :o
     
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    I keep hearing cuckoos on the chase , but never actually seen any.
     
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    Nah the stereophonic cuckoo got kicked out at the same time as Stuart Cable :)
     
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    I saw at least three today as I walked from Chase vista down to and along Oldacre valley. They seemed to make very short flights between trees and then just blend into the branches once they'd landed.
     
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    Sneaky buggers those cuckoos, in all sorts of ways.
     

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