Pippi LS


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Posted: 23/07/2014 at 10:33

((((Tubs 'n' Chuggs and poorly pets))))

I've just taken a traumatised cat to the cattery ... much yowling! (that's near Much Binding in the Marsh)

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Posted: 22/07/2014 at 10:30

(((Spence)))

- I don't remember dates at all! We were trying to remember how long since my mum died yesterday - I'd found a bag full of her (birthday, Christmas, etc) cards in the attic. We must have picked them up from the nursing home and looked after them for her. Nothing particularly sentimental that I want to keep, but having a large house we can put stuff away and forget about it.

Yes, Nogs, you are a bit of an inspiration!

I'm a list maker too, Larry. I have a permanent 'holiday list' on the computer. It does keep me in order. We are off to Malta later this week, so you might not see me much!

 

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Posted: 21/07/2014 at 20:01

MC - could be worse - you could have been given a plunger ...

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Posted: 21/07/2014 at 09:00

Well, some of us are going in to work on the first day of the holidays!

forgot to say woo hoo for Amandax and Larrie. Especially good to hear Larrie is up and wasting well again!

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Posted: 20/07/2014 at 22:15

He wasn't a mad scientist with a secret hideaway inside a volcano then? I was wondering where he'd find one of those in the East Midlands ...

We have something like £1 on our mortgage so they hold the deeds for free. Now they tell us it's all electronic so we don't need paper deeds and we can have our pound back! (paid off with Mr Ps redundancy some years back)

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Posted: 20/07/2014 at 15:09

The mast snapped 3 days out of Norway meaning they had to travel 10 hours on the engine to Shetland. The (Dutch) man who showed me round said it virtually exploded with the top half floating off towards Iceland and the lower half crashed onto the deck, trapping a crew member in the toilet (under the deck) for an hour and a half. It was a miracle no-one was hurt as it weighed 2000? kg with the sail and rigging.

It's the largest one ever built and is a little bigger than the largest one found. Currently it's in Wallasey/Birkenhead docks. I'm not sure where it's headed next, although there is a plan to go to America (Newfoundland/Vinland?)

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Posted: 20/07/2014 at 14:09

There's a few more on my Flickr page if you want to look. It wasn't good light - a dull grey sky.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ruth_w/

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Posted: 20/07/2014 at 12:58

http://s4.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/103883/gallery/viking_carving.jpg?width=350

 

http://s4.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/103883/gallery/viking_ship_prow.jpg?width=350

 

http://s3.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/103883/gallery/viking_longship.jpg?width=350

 

http://s4.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/103883/gallery/longship_and_rower.jpg?width=350

 That's Pippette, that is! ^^^^

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Posted: 20/07/2014 at 12:57

And why aren't you? (too busy pinching my joke about XB?)

I've been on the Viking ship - a Viking invited me on as soon as I got there. Amazing story about the mast going down!!! They are chopping away at a tree trunk making a new one at the moment.

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Posted: 19/07/2014 at 17:45

I have had an entertaining afternoon ... sort of finished my chapter - just need to proof read then (re)write and intro and conclusion.

Then I've (re)discovered the delights of browsing ebay. Clothes!!! I never think of getting clothes and there are some real bargains.

Rainy off and on here, but fresher. No thunderstorms that I know of ...

Fine tomorrow. Pippette is going rowing and is going to sneak me in (or let me go with her) to see the Viking boat! They aren't letting crowds of the public in as they need time to repair the mast. Apparently they were a bit overwhelmed at the crowds in Shetland ... Imight take my camera (she did say if you let my mum come, she might let us have some pictures ...)

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