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    The main ones we've had are Goldfinches,...

    The main ones we've had are

    Goldfinches, greenfinches, chaffinches
    Blue tits, great tits, long-tailed tits, coal tits
    Thrushes, blackbirds, robins, wrens, starlings
    Sparrows, dunnocks, tree...
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    Reminds me of a business trip to Belfast in 1970...

    Reminds me of a business trip to Belfast in 1970 when I worked for Rolls Royce. The pavements around multi-story flats all looked like that. The paving slabs were stacked up on the roofs of the flats...
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    Wagtail is about the right size and shape but...

    Wagtail is about the right size and shape but this bird was more brown in colour. I'll keep a close eye out for it again - and my camera handy.
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    We've had a huge range of birds in our garden...

    We've had a huge range of birds in our garden this year including some unusual ones. Today, we've just seen a bird with long tail reathers like a long-tailed tit but not the correct colouring. What...
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    Glow inthe dark sharks found off New Zealand ...

    Glow inthe dark sharks found off New Zealand

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-56256808
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    Just searched for Stoney Cove using DuckDickGo...

    Just searched for Stoney Cove using DuckDickGo and these were the top two search items


    Buy Stoney Cove at Amazon - Wide Range of Stoney Cove
    amazon.co.uk
    Report Ad
    Great discounts and...
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    BA have extended our vouchers too.

    BA have extended our vouchers too.
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    Likewise with our club in Bedford. We have quite...

    Likewise with our club in Bedford. We have quite a number of members who trained with PADI. Two of the 6 Sports Divers that I qualified this year were PADI AOW and one of my Dive Leader trainees is a...
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    Many years ago, when I was at Uni reading...

    Many years ago, when I was at Uni reading chemistry, someone at another uni developed a new range of phosphorous compounds which he named 'phospholes'. Of course it was very likely that someone...
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    Our Club has had considerable success in...

    Our Club has had considerable success in promoting diving as a family activity and something exciting that parents can share with their teenage kids. We had 22 trainees across OD/SD/DL....
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    I had mine to investigate polyps in my stomach -...

    I had mine to investigate polyps in my stomach - hence the throat spray. The medics refer to the Endoscopy Department as 'the quick up and downers'.
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    I've had a couple of those. A little...

    I've had a couple of those. A little uncomfortable but nothing more. I didn't bother with an anaesthetic = just a throat spray.

    Our Daughter-in-law is a nurse in Endoscopy at the local hospital.
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    The hi-tech material used to make the parachute...

    The hi-tech material used to make the parachute was manufactured by a British firm.

    This was an amazing achievement. I'm old enough to remember the earliest moments in space exploration, such as...
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    The full text of the article (it was quite a long...

    The full text of the article (it was quite a long one) was saying that oil companies are generally looking 10 years ahead when it comes to bringing production facilities on stream. With the massive...
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    We had three trips booked over a 2 year period,...

    We had three trips booked over a 2 year period, all booked back in 2019 well before Covid was known about. One was to Grenada last May which BA refused to refund because the flight was still...
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    The local news the other night had a trucker who...

    The local news the other night had a trucker who specialised in small consignments to the Continent. He said that one mixed consignment took nearly 700 pages of documentation for authorisation. He...
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    They will need to be if the article I read today...

    They will need to be if the article I read today is correct. It said that oil demand is increasing rapidly again and that there will be a shortage for around 5 years because new resources are not...
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    We had ours 12 days ago and it was very well...

    We had ours 12 days ago and it was very well organised. Quite some achievement to get 15M vaccinated in less than 6 weeks.
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    I was born in the west end of Newcastle and went...

    I was born in the west end of Newcastle and went to Rutherford Grammar school. I started my diving in September 1964 and trained with Tyneside Branch at Shipcote Baths in Gateshead.
    Did my first...
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    Hi joe, have you always lived in the NE? I...

    Hi joe,
    have you always lived in the NE?

    I didn't light the fire because I was out doing my paper round. It started at 6.00am.
  21. My wife and I must have been lucky. My wife's...

    My wife and I must have been lucky. My wife's lasted 12 years before giving up the ghost and mine is still going after 15 years.
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    Waking up this morning to a nice warm house...

    Waking up this morning to a nice warm house whilst looking out on a very hard frost (no snow here much to our grandson's and the dog's disappointment), I was thinking of how much things have changed...
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    And shorts!

    And shorts!
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    One for Dawn! ...

    One for Dawn!

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-56005428
  25. Mine is 15 years old and still going.

    Mine is 15 years old and still going.
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