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Started by SliceysLittleHelper on Dec 16, 2021 6:03:30 PM
Lost Christmas, I gave you my Sprout.

Whimsy R number suggests < 2000 posts before Xmas.

Dubris - 27 Dec 2021 16:56:46 (#1001 of 2020)

Going back to bird tables, one of the pigeons that visits Mum's garden has worked out how to cling on to the feeder that holds seeds for the little birds. If it grips a perch on one side and stretches out its wings for balance then it can just stick its head round and peck at seed from the perch on the opposite side.

I'm quite impressed by the ingenuity.

FleurDuMal - 27 Dec 2021 17:08:30 (#1002 of 2020)

That’s quite intelligent for a pigeon - they’re normally a bit thick.

Dubris - 27 Dec 2021 17:18:47 (#1003 of 2020)

Well, quite. Problem solving and pigeons don't go together in my mind.

SliceysLittleHelper - 27 Dec 2021 17:28:20 (#1004 of 2020)

Sad eyes of Dick Dastardly

Dubris - 27 Dec 2021 17:40:55 (#1005 of 2020)

That was a long time ago.

Dubris - 27 Dec 2021 18:56:04 (#1006 of 2020)

In other news:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-59640742

HollyGolightly - 27 Dec 2021 20:14:21 (#1007 of 2020)

We are home from our brief sojourn in the countryside. Feeling a bit meh.

JennyRad - 27 Dec 2021 20:22:14 (#1008 of 2020)

I am still at home not having met my mum for a picnic as planned, Holly, and also a bit meh. So sympathetic brackets to you! And there's a lot I should do with the next week (my workplace is closed until the 4th, and by closed I mean "no one is to do any work anywhere"), and I am not sure I'm going to acquire any round tuits to do any of it. (In order to enter the exam I want to sit in March, for which I start lectures on the 4th Jan, I have to have passed a precursor exam by January 31st. In theory I can take this exam at home at any time, hopefully, but still ... I need to get the revision done and get on with it. And I have an Ethics and Professionalism online module I need to get started as well. Meh.)

Dubris - 27 Dec 2021 21:24:57 (#1009 of 2020)

Speaking as a person who is wrapping some late Christmas presents, I can tell you that rolls of wrapping paper have a strange way of appearing to go on for ever - right up to the moment when they unexpectedly run out.

binturong - 27 Dec 2021 21:50:46 (#1010 of 2020)

Oh, that's reminded me I have the joy of my annual information governance refresher to look forward to in January.

JennyRad - 27 Dec 2021 22:04:35 (#1011 of 2020)

Similarly rolls of foil and/or clingfilm, Dubs - and the unexpected running out always at the worst possible moment.

blaithin - 27 Dec 2021 22:06:16 (#1012 of 2020)

We have had a post-dinner quick-fire trivia evening. And long conversations on the longest possible road trips we could undertake.

It's not the longest, but I've plumped for Trans-Labrador Highway.

surferbaublewhatever - 27 Dec 2021 22:13:46 (#1013 of 2020)

There's a place called Labrador Bay quite near me. Go there instead, and I'll show you around.

Sabacious - 27 Dec 2021 22:22:01 (#1014 of 2020)

The Trans-Labrador highway has long been on my list of trips to do one of these days. It’s an adventure just to get to the start, then a car that can deal with f gravel roads and a satellite phone is generally deemed essential. Then off you go I to the wilderness, and every now and again there are people there.

blaithin - 27 Dec 2021 22:24:07 (#1015 of 2020)

It better be full of labradors, or I'll want my money back.

Sabacious - 27 Dec 2021 22:30:09 (#1016 of 2020)

labradors were bred in England

Dubris - 27 Dec 2021 22:37:19 (#1017 of 2020)

But this makes no sense

Tomnoddy - 27 Dec 2021 22:56:16 (#1018 of 2020)

Labradors come from Newfoundland. Newfoundlands come from Labrador. And labs were bred in Scotland (by the chook of Buccleuch)

Sabacious - 27 Dec 2021 23:09:29 (#1019 of 2020)

Yes, labradors were bred over here from Newfoundland fishing dogs. Not many to be found on the Trans-Labrador highway but there is a very nice waterfall (Churchill Falls) about halfway.

blaithin - 27 Dec 2021 23:15:49 (#1020 of 2020)

I know. But I like the idea of a province full of fat labs.

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