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    Yep, seen them there before when visiting my...

    Yep, seen them there before when visiting my family in Poole. Didn't seem that tame then, as I recall.
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    We went up to N Wales yesterday to sort out the...

    We went up to N Wales yesterday to sort out the mooring for our boat. It proved to be a lot easier to do than expected and, as we'd booked a night in a hotel, we decided to follow in Iolo's footsteps...
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    39 steps* along the corridor to our room No.39 in...

    39 steps* along the corridor to our room No.39 in the hotel here in Conwy. I'd ask if John Buchan ever stayed here but I don't think the hotel is that old..
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    Do cold calls make it shrink?

    Do cold calls make it shrink?
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    As yet, I've never had a microlight pull out of a...

    As yet, I've never had a microlight pull out of a side road in front of me, so maybe the training works.
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    I was just looking at Wildlife t-shirt carrying...

    I was just looking at Wildlife t-shirt carrying the slogan 'what happens next is up to us', and thought that can apply to many things.
    Us equals me and you, not the other chap.
    I'm still of a mind...
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    Love the fact that they released the snake after...

    Love the fact that they released the snake after disentangling the boy.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-63699886
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    This is the kind of stuff I missed over the last...

    This is the kind of stuff I missed over the last few days and will do again when the forum closes for good.
    Life's not just about diving y'know.
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    Couldn't they have given him some clothes? Then...

    Couldn't they have given him some clothes?
    Then again, we've got plenty of people round here still in chavvy shorts and t-shirts complaining " it's cold in here, innit!"
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    We saw a program about making Wensleydale Cheese...

    We saw a program about making Wensleydale Cheese recently so decided to give it another try after years of avoiding it.
    Still don't like it. F knows what Wallace and Gromit see in the stuff.
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    What do they call people who come from Berkshire?

    What do they call people who come from Berkshire?
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    Someone asked me once if I'd give up scuba when I...

    Someone asked me once if I'd give up scuba when I turned 50. I pointed out that I was over 50 already when I started diving.
    Just recently someone suggested I was probably a bit old to go sailing a...
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    Did someone say something they didn't like? ...

    Did someone say something they didn't like?

    https://www.portugalresident.com/second-sailing-boat-sinks-after-interaction-with-orcas/
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    We went into a favourite Pasty cafè today, and...

    We went into a favourite Pasty cafè today, and ate in because of the atrocious weather. While we were eating , a chap came in whose accent immediately betrayed him as a native of SA.
    He ordered a...
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    And the most ridiculous argument out is 'loud...

    And the most ridiculous argument out is 'loud pipes save lives',
    Bullshxt! Can't hear'em 'til too late if a you're in a 4 wheel box with the stereo on.
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    Yeah, look for embossed numbers on the parts,...

    Yeah, look for embossed numbers on the parts, then do an internet search. They'll be out there somewhere. Ours turned out to be in stock, at a Plumbase not two miles from us. Our plumber had no...
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    'Smile Stones', are my pet hate, followed closely...

    'Smile Stones', are my pet hate, followed closely by fairy doors.
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    Spent last night, on the Hamble, under Storm...

    Spent last night, on the Hamble, under Storm Claudio.
    The boat felt very small, and not much sleep was had by either of us.
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    Never mind the environment, let's build a grave...

    Never mind the environment, let's build a grave to a fictional character from Harry Potter and leave all sorts of crap on it.
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    I'll include myself in the 10% (usually) who'll...

    I'll include myself in the 10% (usually) who'll volunteer to do that extra bit for the club/charity/etc.
    Unless it's car park duties, I'm not up for that level of abuse.
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    At least they didn't call them 'bikers', as they...

    At least they didn't call them 'bikers', as they usually do. Muppets.
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    It seems to be the same all over. We used to do...

    It seems to be the same all over. We used to do target archery. As our son has expressed an interest, we thought we might start again. Our local club said we couldn't join until we'd done an...
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    Yeah a puller is useful to remove the flywheel...

    Yeah a puller is useful to remove the flywheel and do the job properly. I made a timing disc from a cd and a template I found on the internet. I've just offered the disc for sale at £40 - "comes...
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    Yeah, petrol goes bang, diesel is difficult to...

    Yeah, petrol goes bang, diesel is difficult to burn until the temperature is high enough. Even then it doesn't go bang.
    Spent a lot of lockdown working on petrol mowers and brushcutters (even some...
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    I attended an RYA course on Marine Diesel...

    I attended an RYA course on Marine Diesel Maintenance yesterday.
    It was very good, if a little strange with it starting with a video by the recently deceased Robbie Coltrane on the evolution of the...
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