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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel hewitt View Post
    Oh sheep... Stupid doesn't even start to describe it...

    My 'uncle' Frank kept a farm.
    Cows, when it snows, turn their face to the wind and just trudge along. Hence they tend to end up in the shelter of something.
    Sheep, when it snows, turn tail and run away so they tend to end up at the bottom of a snow drift.

    Of course, as a seven year old, padding about in 'snowshoes' poking down through the snow with a bamboo cane helping find sheep was lots of fun.
    Frank and his lads, shaking his head and saying "Only another 23 to find and dig out" didn't seem so happy.
    If you get the chance, have a watch of “Too long a winter/A winter too many”. As a Yorkshireman now living in the North Pennines, a copy of this takes pride of place in my dvd collection, as does a painting of Low Birk Hatt Farm that’s hung over my fireplace.

    Filmed in the early 70’s, both films showed the brutally harsh winters that the farmers in the Yorkshire Dales had to endure. There’s incredible footage of Border Collies sniffing out sheep that were buried under numerous feet of snow, and subsequently dug out by the farmers whose stoicism has to be seen to be believed.

    By pure chance, Hannah Hauxwell had a “bit” part in the first film, and went on to become world famous as the “old lady” living on her own at Low Birk Hatt with no mains electricity or gas, and fetching water from the stream at the bottom of the field. (And our “new” house in Weardale isn’t a million miles from there). Truly incredible footage of a woman who was quite simply bypassed by modern life, but accepted it with unbelievably good grace and the same stoicism displayed by the farmers.

    No doubt the film is on YouTube, but it’s well worth a watch and thinking just how well off most of us are...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phate View Post
    Have had this discussion before. For the adult entertainment industry its potentially huge!
    Well you can get vibrating toys that connect to mobile by Bluetooth and an app , that a remote user can control 😈😈😈

    And its lots of fun when working in a different country to your partner .. so I have been told ...

    We-vibe ... 😀


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    SWMBO just tried on her new RK3s and wetsuit boots with wetsuit socks as well. All of it is a perfect fit, and does look the biz I must say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phate View Post
    SWMBO just tried on her new RK3s and wetsuit boots with wetsuit socks as well. All of it is a perfect fit, and does look the biz I must say.
    TDF porn!
    Girls in rubber!!!
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    If God had meant us to breathe underwater, he would have given us larger bank balances.
    Human beings were invented by water as a means of moving itself from one place to another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Divemouse View Post
    The river opposite has burst its banks, which is odd because it hasn't rained much and our ditch has still got a foot to go before I start getting worried. The sheep in the field are jumping around in the water like characters on Peppa Pig - they still have high ground to stand on, they're just choosing to have fun!
    There is a car park in my town of Towcester, built for council workers employed in the new council offices, on a flood plain, which is currently under water. I am so glad that my council tax is being managed so well..................
    Paul.
    If God had meant us to breathe underwater, he would have given us larger bank balances.
    Human beings were invented by water as a means of moving itself from one place to another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelemonkey View Post
    TDF porn!
    Girls in rubber!!!
    I'll get you a photo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phate View Post
    I'll get you a photo.
    Only one?
    There are four varieties in society: the lovers, the ambitious, observers and fools. The fools are the happiest.
    Hippolyte Taine French critic and historian (1828-93)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit of Guernsey View Post
    Only one?
    You've met her, you don't need any.

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    I can't decide whether to make a clone of Robinson's Old Tom or Fuller's London Porter.
    Third world problems indeed.
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    Human beings were invented by water as a means of moving itself from one place to another.

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    Settling into the armchair by the log burner with a large glass of whisky to hand after a splendidly productive day.

    Spent most of the day in the man-cave sorting out some recycled scaffold boards into a rustic desktop for my man-room, and just finished preparing the ragu for tomorrow night’s tea. Big sister and BIL are stopping over for a night in Weardale on their way home from Christmas in the Scottish Highlands, so it’s home-made lasagne followed by equally home-made cheesecake, with a little extra help from Mary Berry


 

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