The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#26801 Post by Ibbie » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:38 am

The Coroner has finally released my cousin's body for cremation along with all necessary paperwork. Cremation scheduled for 4th March.

She and her husband were planning a trip back to Stalybridge for this summer.
Looks like the travel restrictions will be eased in May at the earliest. We so want to return for a look round various locations.
At the moment Wodrick, it's a bit half cocked. It's alright Boris charging around with release dates and people booking holidays to come to Spain, but,
the people here still are awaiting vaccines to arrive so they can have their jabs. They are only just about getting to the over 80's in Andalucia. Spain can't open to foreign tourists until the vacination program is far more advanced. It's all been f*cked up by Mad Macron denouncing the Astra Zenica vaccine as unfit for older people, to the rest of the EU.

I'm making no plans until I've had a jab and travel restrictions going to and from have been made easier.

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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#26802 Post by Ex-Ascot » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:48 am

Morning folks. Not a bad effort GG.

Cracking morning first thing so took the ship out. Quite a strong easterly. Headed down wind (up stream) after battling through the weed and lilies to get into clear water then I was concerned about getting back into wind with the big upper deck infrastructure so turned around to go down stream. Got about a km past the estate and our resident hippo surfaced just off our starboard bow. Did a 180 to head back to the jetty and he tracked us. The only clearish bit of water to approach the jetty goes straight past his house. He was formatting on our port side and we were concerned if we got too close to his place he would go for us. We had to dive through very dense weed to get to the jetty at an awkward approach angle. The wind was blowing us off track and the prop was getting fouled so we had to do a go around with the hippo laughing at us. :))

Now we have got a CID visit. Apparently the two thugs who were let out on bail are still reporting every Friday. Max sentence for armed robbery with GBH is life. We were sure they would have legged it. Two still in the nick. We have had to sign more statements which describe the bastards of a 'dark completion'. They looked bloody black to us but we signed.
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#26803 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:50 am

Pontius Navigator wrote:
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TGG, nice music but the visuals a bit boring 😁

You are right, there is a definite dearth of fair colleens in that video... I apologise...

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#26804 Post by Wodrick » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:16 am

Ibbie wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:38 am
I'm making no plans until I've had a jab and travel restrictions going to and from have been made easier.
Oh us as well, we won't go until there is no extra charges and no quarantine, we could not afford £3500 in hotel bills for instance.
It's all out of control.

Pleased the family has a body to cremate.
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#26805 Post by handsfree » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:42 am

Good that you have a date for the cremation now Ibbie. What a shame she didn't manage to
get back to Staly Vegas for a last visit. That said, I suspect I have paid my last trip there too.
Nothing to go for now. :(

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#26806 Post by Pontius Navigator » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:44 am

TGG, very good, I won't say what sprang to mind though

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#26807 Post by OFSO » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:49 am

We're also holding off on visits to the UK. Four tests per person!. No.

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#26808 Post by Pontius Navigator » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:49 am

Wodrick wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:16 am
Ibbie wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:38 am
I'm making no plans until I've had a jab and travel restrictions going to and from have been made easier.
Oh us as well, we won't go until there is no extra charges and no quarantine, we could not afford £3500 in hotel bills for instance.
It's all out of control.
I am not sure it is a double charge but imagine the stress, checking the news every day, trying to get a flight home before the rules change, rearranging little details like car parking, kennels, sorting bills etc that occur during quarantine.

The ones I have no sympathy are the ones coming to UK from abroad when they did not have to travel. How do they make people pay if they don't have a couple of ££££ spare?

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#26809 Post by OFSO » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:58 am

The annoying thing is that we can get to Calais with no formalities. Trains running normally from Perpignan, an hours drive away. No controls at the Spanish border with France, despite infections rising exponentially in France. New lockdown there but only at weekends, silly sods.

We were due to have a couple of vials of vaccine brought down to DIY today but our agent has been diverted elsewhere.

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#26810 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:02 am

Scheduled to go into what is effectively quarantine (no going out, no shopping etc.) from this coming Saturday for 14 days, to protect better half's mom who is staying with us and who is scheduled to go in for surgery on day 14 after a Covid test. I think I might lose whatever is left of my rational mind (not a lot left to go, I admit) thereafter. Thank God for ops-normal! ;)))
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#26811 Post by Undried Plum » Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:35 am

Wx is utterly shite today. Not at all cold, but nasty rain and windypuff.

No hippos visible in me river. No water hyacynths or lilies either.

Lambing goes on as it's an indoor event. Land surveying of a newly acquired parcel of ground is suspended, as is fencing work to keep the damned deer out.

Laying in a good stock of microwaveable popcorn ready for Salmond's appearance before the Committee tomorrow. I'm not at all a fan of the man, or of his politics, but what happened to him shouldn't happen to a dog. The thorough rottenness of the Scottish legal system and of its government is deeply pukey and needs to be exposed in public for what it is.

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#26812 Post by ian16th » Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:10 pm

TheGreenGoblin wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:29 am
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Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:26 am
I wasn't sure whether he was going for the long runway or short
I suspect with a full X-wind on that day he might have been able to land across the runway. Howling Mistral.
Useless piece of trivia.

Base aérienne 115 Orange-Caritat, only runway was deliberately built out of the prevailing wind.

This was because a Resistance Worker in the French Met Office gave duff gen on the prevailing wind to the Armée de l'Air de Vichy who built the airfield.

A little awkward when the Mistral blows!
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#26813 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:11 pm

ian16th wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:10 pm
TheGreenGoblin wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:29 am
Pontius Navigator wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:26 am
I wasn't sure whether he was going for the long runway or short
I suspect with a full X-wind on that day he might have been able to land across the runway. Howling Mistral.
Useless piece of trivia.

Base aérienne 115 Orange-Caritat, only runway was deliberately built out of the prevailing wind.

This was because a Resistance Worker in the French Met Office gave duff gen on the prevailing wind to the Armée de l'Air de Vichy who built the airfield.

A little awkward when the Mistral blows!

Always the most interesting... :-bd
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#26814 Post by Undried Plum » Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:29 pm

33kts, gusting 55.

River is galloping.

A day to find excuses for staying in the hoose.

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#26815 Post by ricardian » Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:55 pm

TheGreenGoblin wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:46 am
Woody wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:02 pm

Plan C has appeared :-o

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... eland.html
Unlike Thatcher who was Daggers (i.e. a couple of stops past or short of Barking), Johnson has gone totally loopy! The idea is batshit insane.

We should remember the other "leader" with a megalomaniac's penchant for totally grandiose, infeasible schemes.

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The Faroe Islands have managed tunnels (with roundabouts too!)
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#26816 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:59 pm

ricardian wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:55 pm
TheGreenGoblin wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:46 am
Woody wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:02 pm

Plan C has appeared :-o

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... eland.html
Unlike Thatcher who was Daggers (i.e. a couple of stops past or short of Barking), Johnson has gone totally loopy! The idea is batshit insane.

We should remember the other "leader" with a megalomaniac's penchant for totally grandiose, infeasible schemes.

<< Almost committed a Godwin there but I think I got away with it...>>
The Faroe Islands have managed tunnels (with roundabouts too!)
What a shame that they still have this dreadful tradition (distressing images!)
I am not suggesting that such tunnels might, not given enough, ingenuity (give or take the occasional explosion), time (and overruns etc.) and, most importantly, money, be possible to construct but would they make economic sense given the potential cost? The answer is a resounding no methinks!

I had better not allow my better half see the Faroe video.... her shopping bag says it all...

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#26817 Post by Undried Plum » Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:32 pm

Approximately around the time all those bunker rant videos were being made, Matey was obsessed with the architectural plans and models of his fantasy city, to be called Germania.

I do hope that Lord Boris Of The Island hasn't quite reached that stage of loopiness.

Keitel; Jodl, Krebs; Bergdorf and Symonds will remain.....

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#26818 Post by Pontius Navigator » Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:07 pm

ricardian wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:55 pm
TheGreenGoblin wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:46 am
Woody wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:02 pm

Plan C has appeared :-o

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... eland.html
Unlike Thatcher who was Daggers (i.e. a couple of stops past or short of Barking), Johnson has gone totally loopy! The idea is batshit insane.

We should remember the other "leader" with a megalomaniac's penchant for totally grandiose, infeasible schemes.

<< Almost committed a Godwin there but I think I got away with it...>>
The Faroe Islands have managed tunnels (with roundabouts too!)
What a shame that they still have this dreadful tradition (distressing images!)
I wonder how much that cost us.

If the BoJo tunnel went to Dublin they could get the EU to fund it.

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#26819 Post by Undried Plum » Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:57 pm

I don't approve of Sea Shepheard or of their terrorist tactics.

Neither do I approve of that style of whaling.

Two Wrongs don't make a Right.

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#26820 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:08 pm

Undried Plum wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:57 pm
I don't approve of Sea Shepheard or of their terrorist tactics.

Neither do I approve of that style of whaling.

Two Wrongs don't make a Right.
I agree but one can't sit and do nothing either, I guess... My better half has her own opinions, I have mine...
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