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    We plant our peas in lengths of guttering lined...

    We plant our peas in lengths of guttering lined with newspaper to give them a start away from the slugs and woodpigeons. The newspaper lets them slide out easily into troughs in the ground when they...
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    My regular diving buddy is my wife - quite happy...

    My regular diving buddy is my wife - quite happy to snog her!
  3. Iain, thank you very much for your clear and...

    Iain, thank you very much for your clear and lucid explanations which explain things better than I have come across in the media. As someone with very little knowledge in this area (my degree was in...
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    That's me and that's why I put my foot down. ...

    That's me and that's why I put my foot down.

    Our DO is an Advanced Diver, as am I but I'm also Treasurer and we have no-one else in the Club who could take over that role whichis why we have a...
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    That was what my disagreement was about. He is a...

    That was what my disagreement was about. He is a very experienced twinset diver who has been diving for decades and doesn't appreciate how difficult it can be for new divers.
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    I saw one diver do a rapid ascent from 20m having...

    I saw one diver do a rapid ascent from 20m having got his DV caught when inflating his DSMB from exhaust bubbles. In my view, it's just not worth the risk. I use a crack bottle DSMB in the UK (I'm...
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    Free higher education was only free to the 5% of...

    Free higher education was only free to the 5% of baby boomers that went to university, notlike the almost 50% that go now. Competition to get into Uni was fierce.
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    There was a girl at school who had the misfortune...

    There was a girl at school who had the misfortune to have the surname of Happ so she was Miss Happ.

    Another girl was called Susan Uridge. What on earth were her parents thinking of. No prizes for...
  9. I ended up with a badly bruised knee diving the...

    I ended up with a badly bruised knee diving the Zenobia in Cyprus when some guy diving sidemounts walked passed me and smacked one of them into me. Not the most convenient bit of kit towards other...
  10. Or do a Buddy Check!

    Or do a Buddy Check!
  11. VE-Day - lets remember the sacrifices our parents and grandparents made

    In this time of crisis, it's easy to forget the sacrifices that earlier generations made during and just after WW2. Even after the deprivations of the war years, they still had to face a further 9...
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    I've got Diver Mags going back many years,...

    I've got Diver Mags going back many years, including one from 1973 that I featured in. It was an article about finding of the wreck HMS Dartmouth (sank October 9th 1690) which a group of us...
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    I've got a brew bin of Woodforde's Admiral's...

    I've got a brew bin of Woodforde's Admiral's Reserve bubbling away at the moment but it willneed another couple of days before it goes in the keg.
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    I've still got an old Diver mag with that advert...

    I've still got an old Diver mag with that advert on. Hardly naked though. Mal must have had a puritan streak that day!
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    We dived out of Valparaiso and it was an...

    We dived out of Valparaiso and it was an interesting mix of temperate and sub-tropical sealife due to the mixing of currents bringing warm and cold water together. Quite a few wrecks around and quite...
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    I've been extremely lucky to have dived in many...

    I've been extremely lucky to have dived in many places - 47 different countries across 6 continents. That's included such diverse locations as British Columbia and Norway in the north to New Zealand...
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    The Chinese enjoy century eggs!

    The Chinese enjoy century eggs!
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    Dr. Fauci in the US is in favour of masks -...

    Dr. Fauci in the US is in favour of masks - atleast one!
    https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-ab2f7c3cf1d768777cae4a5d65f8c020
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    I've got the strong white and strong wholemeal...

    I've got the strong white and strong wholemeal but one of my favourites is Sainsbury's Taste the Difference mixed grain flour - tastier than the ordinary granary.

    I'm just about to put another...
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    I lived in New Zealand from 1976 to 1980 and when...

    I lived in New Zealand from 1976 to 1980 and when we first moved out there, we did a lot of exploring. I was surprised by the lack of roads shown on the maps and even some of those shown had some...
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    You could always get the Brian Blessed voice for...

    You could always get the Brian Blessed voice for your Satnav!
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    I used to do a lot of driving on the continent...

    I used to do a lot of driving on the continent for business. In pre-satnav days, I used to work out the route using a road atlas and note the key points on the route on to Post-Its which I stiuck in...
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    Managed to get some pasta flour a couple of weeks...

    Managed to get some pasta flour a couple of weeks ago but struggling to find any bread flour.
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    We've got an all-metal hand one. Pretty robust. I...

    We've got an all-metal hand one. Pretty robust. I certainly wouldn't trust a one with plastic bits.
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    Are P3 dust masks any use?

    Are P3 dust masks any use?
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