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Started by SorrellA on Apr 25, 2019 8:58:45 AM
Lost at the Bottom of the World

Post your whimsy here

Ricolas - 17 May 2019 17:38:04 (#1961 of 2009)

0.95% for 20 years

Blimey. Let's all move to France, say I!

staticgirl - 17 May 2019 17:38:25 (#1962 of 2009)

Congratulations Pommes!

Ricolas - 17 May 2019 17:38:41 (#1963 of 2009)

good to hear of good days, less so to hear of poorer ones.

DejaLu - 17 May 2019 17:42:02 (#1964 of 2009)

Why won’t the girl who is taking FOREVER to do her makeup in the work loos finish and leave so I can emerge without being judged for my leisurely crap?!

HouseOfLametta - 17 May 2019 17:44:24 (#1965 of 2009)

I've just been asked for my map interpretation skills. "What do you think of this?" They asked.

I told them that the enclosure was probably eighteenth century and overlayed earlier coaxial systems which are probably iron age. The land appears not to have been ploughed. It was probably used for sheep. I told them it was the characteristic local red soil which is produced by weathering out of iron rich sandstone, high ground to the north appeared to be periglacial. The place names were Anglo-Saxon apart from the manor which appeared Norman from its name. Placenames suggested it had been marshes in history but was now drained. The lane it was on which the land stands predates the main road which is an eighteenth century turnpike, it may well be part of a trade route linking coastal ports. I showed them the toll houses on sreetview and how to trace a ploughed out lane, and I pulled up the Victorian OS maps from the NLS. These showed that an anomalous feature at the top of the field was a narrow gauge railway, probably used for forestry.

"Yes" they said. "but will it get planning permission for a caravan site?"

staticgirl - 17 May 2019 17:45:58 (#1966 of 2009)

Their souls are dead.

Crayola - 17 May 2019 17:50:38 (#1967 of 2009)

I have drunk a zillion gallons of coffee and am still tired. But alas shortly I must away to my local where I will drink wine and swap chocolate products with meat products, in a local bartering system.

Some weird Danish sandwich chocolate that poxyserver JR likes for some smoke pork for me cat sitting

Catspyjamas17 - 17 May 2019 17:57:15 (#1968 of 2009)

I hate it when people ask you to move down on the train, but there is nowhere to actually hold on, hence why people are gathered around where you can. But hey, I could just go hands free and see which of the following happens: I end up in someone's lap, prostrate over a table or cannon into the other standing passengers so that they go down like skittles. Live dangerously.

AppleCatcher - 17 May 2019 18:04:21 (#1969 of 2009)

Thanks for all good wishes. To balance today’s good karma our bean to cup coffee machine gave up the ghost this morning. This is less welcome.

Ricolas - 17 May 2019 18:40:23 (#1970 of 2009)

That's very good work there, Lazlo.

Ricolas - 17 May 2019 18:41:16 (#1971 of 2009)

If your over here in the near future, Pommes, Currys are knocking a few out on clearance for about £300 which is pretty good.

Dubris - 17 May 2019 18:41:27 (#1972 of 2009)

Good evening dumplings! Glamorous mid-Berkshire is rather jammed up because a van fell off a flyover in Reading town centre and landed on its roof on the roundabout below. Astonishingly the driver is apparently okay.

Traffic funtimes for all.

Dubris - 17 May 2019 18:50:20 (#1973 of 2009)

And I'm back with the voles (as is my current evening habit), sitting in the office where the lights turn off if I don't get up and move about ever 15 minutes or so. It's important to build exercise into your everyday routines.

Ricolas - 17 May 2019 18:56:49 (#1974 of 2009)

Some form of a flag you could wave, perhaps?

I am enjoying another one of my inadvertently vegan meals. Rice, dhal and oven-baked crispy cauliflower. It's rather good.

Dubris - 17 May 2019 18:59:49 (#1975 of 2009)

oven-baked crispy cauliflower

I am intrigued by this and wish to know more.

Ricolas - 17 May 2019 19:00:46 (#1976 of 2009)

It is a curried thing. But obviously the degree of it is up to you. More details in a bit.

HouseOfLametta - 17 May 2019 19:00:50 (#1977 of 2009)

I wouldn't trust Curry's in France.

They'd probably have bananas in.

HouseOfLametta - 17 May 2019 19:04:01 (#1978 of 2009)

Talking of lucky escapes, this is pretty good.

Catspyjamas17 - 17 May 2019 19:05:41 (#1979 of 2009)

#1951 I used to have a boss like that, and refer him to my arse-covering email of x date and x time where I confirmed our conversation on the matter.

Dubris - 17 May 2019 19:05:44 (#1980 of 2009)

Ou sont les Rumbelows d'antan?

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