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    A few years ago, an Australian red was voted the...

    A few years ago, an Australian red was voted the world's best wine at the world's biggest wine festival by the top wine experts. One of the newspaper wine critics took a bottle of this wine to one of...
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    We've had scores of goldfinches in our garden...

    We've had scores of goldfinches in our garden this year as well as a wider range of other birds than we've seen before. I wonder if lockdown has had some sort of effect?
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    I have been to Oz over a dozen times, most on...

    I have been to Oz over a dozen times, most on business. The last time I went was on holiday with my wife and it was her first visit. She was less than impressed with the way the locals behaved. She...
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    We have had a blackbird family nesting in a...

    We have had a blackbird family nesting in a horsecollar shaped planter on our garage wall. It is in the passage between the house and the garage, under a roof, about a foot in from the entrance. They...
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    The quota system is one of the most ridiculous...

    The quota system is one of the most ridiculous ways of controlling catches. It simply ins'y possible to catch only the species that you have quota for and the rest gets thrown back as (dead)...
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    Are the Police burrowing around trying to find...

    Are the Police burrowing around trying to find it?

    I'll get my coat....
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    Our toaster went off with a bang last week so I...

    Our toaster went off with a bang last week so I looked around for a replacement. I found that you can now get a toaster that links to your smartphone! Other devices that can also link include a...
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    A squirrel just came into our garden to...

    A squirrel just came into our garden to investigate the bird feeders. It was sent packing by one of our resident blackbirds which charged at it!

    The blackbirds have just raised a brood in a...
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    Some brilliant photos here - Bird Photographer of...

    Some brilliant photos here - Bird Photographer of the year.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-56654460
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    But you have just broken the Act by saying that...

    But you have just broken the Act by saying that you have signed it. Me too!
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    It's a bit like the old green forms that you had...

    It's a bit like the old green forms that you had to fill in to present to US Immigration. Questions like (a bit paraphrased)

    Are you a spy?
    Have you ever been a communist?

    and a couple of...
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    Many years ago, a gang broke into the yard behind...

    Many years ago, a gang broke into the yard behind Croydon Police station and jacked up all the parked Panda cars, stole the wheels and left them on bricks.

    Back in 1995 when I had all my dive gear...
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    A lady at work had a tom cat that was a great...

    A lady at work had a tom cat that was a great hunter. One day it jumped on a bird in the garden. Unfortunately, it was a buzzard and the vet's bill for the cat was substantial. The stupid creature...
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    Only for BSAC divers!

    Only for BSAC divers!
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    Another worrying article about the effect of...

    Another worrying article about the effect of climate change on reefs

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-56567237
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    A bit deep even for the techies ...

    A bit deep even for the techies

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-56608713
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    Encouraging but an unfortunate date to announce...

    Encouraging but an unfortunate date to announce it!
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    Some more here ...

    Some more here

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/apr/01/april-fools-day-2021-police-sausage-dogs-self-jiggling-tea-bags-and-gina-rineharts-new-book
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    What's today's date?

    What's today's date?
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    Our collections on recycling day are into three...

    Our collections on recycling day are into three different trucks - general recycling, garden waste and food waste so there is no mixing. The Council also supply compostable bags for food waste and...
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    We don't have as much of a problem with...

    We don't have as much of a problem with fly-tipping around here because of the council attitude towards waste collection. A friend in another county was charged 4 for dumping a single sheet of...
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    The link works in Edge but not in Firefox....

    The link works in Edge but not in Firefox. Strange.
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    Tim, I can't open your second link ...

    Tim, I can't open your second link

    https://openscholarship.wustl.edu/cg..._globalstudies

    it just exits without opening on clicking and displays nothing if I post the address directly. Shame...
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    With regards to fly-tipping, some councils only...

    With regards to fly-tipping, some councils only have themselves to blame because of the extremely high charges they make for disposing of rubbish. Although our local council can be criticised for...
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    by Allan Carr
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    My grandson's problem is that he lives in a small...

    My grandson's problem is that he lives in a small flat in London - no space for multiple bikes.

    How some scumbag can target a hospital staff bike shed after what has happened in the past year is...
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