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    Our dogs weren't too bad for eating dangerous...

    Our dogs weren't too bad for eating dangerous things but being big, they could get at things on top of the kitchen work surface quite easily. Th late male dog could rest his chin on the work surface...
  2. Thread: Hello

    by Allan Carr
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    Welcome to the forum and the sport of diving. Be...

    Welcome to the forum and the sport of diving. Be warned - it can become addictive and expensive but it is great fun. Next week is 58 years since I started my training and it has given me (and my...
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    Some years ago, the Regional Coach tried to...

    Some years ago, the Regional Coach tried to persuade me to go for First Class. I looked at the substantial cost and considered that what it would offer me really wasn't justified and it would simply...
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    Our club has sets of tables to loan out to OD...

    Our club has sets of tables to loan out to OD trainees. As has been mentioned above, they are useful training aids but not really applicable in the real world. When they first came out, dive...
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    Unfortunate initials!

    Unfortunate initials!
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    I tried that on a Hurtigruten trip around Norway....

    I tried that on a Hurtigruten trip around Norway. Definitely an acquired taste - yuk!
  7. Great photos as usual Dawn.

    Great photos as usual Dawn.
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    This supplier has an excellent range of bags and...

    This supplier has an excellent range of bags and are very good value.

    https://www.lomo.co.uk/acatalog/Dry-Boxes-dry-bags-uk.html
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    Tragic accident in New Zealand. ...

    Tragic accident in New Zealand.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-62860778

    It is believed that incidents where whales have been reported as 'attacking' vessels are actaully Ble Whales...
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    Amazing footage of the Aurora Borealis from space...

    Amazing footage of the Aurora Borealis from space

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-62831574
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    Fatal Shark attack in the Bahamas ...

    Fatal Shark attack in the Bahamas

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-62823655
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    One of our nephews was Press Officer for the...

    One of our nephews was Press Officer for the Green Party for a year. He wa a keen supporter of green policies but left the role totally disillusioned by the individuals running it. They are no better...
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    On our allotments, almost everyone has lost their...

    On our allotments, almost everyone has lost their entire sweetcorn harvest to rats in spite of trying many different ways to deter them. We surrounded all our plants with old PET sparkling water...
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    That reminds me of a double glazing salesman who...

    That reminds me of a double glazing salesman who tried the hard sell on us 20+ years ago even though we said that we had no intention of buyingWe had our young grandson with us at the time - he was...
  15. Thread: Flap Wheels

    by Allan Carr
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    This place carries a huge range of abrasive...

    This place carries a huge range of abrasive products.

    https://www.abtec4abrasives.com/
  16. I was up diving at the Farnes last week and the...

    I was up diving at the Farnes last week and the whole area is up in arms about this proposal. At a local consultation meeting, the DEFRA respresenative had gone further that what seems to be stated...
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    You need suction cups to move them around easier....

    You need suction cups to move them around easier.

    I've always been suspicious of the external beading. I don't see the point even ignoring the security apsects.
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    in the late 60's, one of my colleagues at work...

    in the late 60's, one of my colleagues at work drove to Australia, taking a ferry across stretches through Indonesia. His party drove though Iran and Afghanistan. He said the Afghans were the biggest...
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    I did all our windows from the inside. No need to...

    I did all our windows from the inside. No need to go up a ladder. Just make sure that you order the frames that have the sealed units installed from the inside. It's the sealed units that are the...
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    I replaced all our windows 20 years ago. Measured...

    I replaced all our windows 20 years ago. Measured them up myself and bought them from a small business who were FENSA registered. My son and I fitted them ourselves.
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    Me too. It was the first new DV I bought to...

    Me too. It was the first new DV I bought to replace my second hand Esgee Mistral twin hose.
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    US WW1 wreck found off Cornwall ...

    US WW1 wreck found off Cornwall

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-cornwall-62597453

    One for the tekkies - 114M deep.
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    I've had a hands-free phone for over 30 years....

    I've had a hands-free phone for over 30 years. However, if I'm on the phone and I need to concentrate on particular traffic condiditions, I will always tell the person I'm speaking with that I must...
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    Something of a close encounter! ...

    Something of a close encounter!

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-62573715

    We thought we had had a close encounter when a humpback stuck its massive head up about 6M from our Zodiac in...
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    My wife said that the state of the ladies toilets...

    My wife said that the state of the ladies toilets was absolutely disgusting with no locks on any of the cubicle doors and one cubicle with no door at all. The place was also filthy.

    I also had an...
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