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  1. I have no problems mowing the front part of my lawn as it's almost flat, but round the side it slopes away from the house quite steeply & I have to twist myself to mow it & kills my back. So I'm thinking of having artificial grass on the sloping side part & leaving the front part natural. It'd be easier putting weedkiller/mosskiller on & jetting it now & again. My drive has moss on it & I will jet it when it gets warmer, if I can be bothered that is, lol...
  2. New Scientist speculated a few years ago that the increase in CO2 levels in the atmosphere could cause a massive increase in plant life that could suck up so much CO2 that it'd go below present levels. This'd then probably cause global cooling & another ice age. Nature has a habit of not doing what boffins think will happen...
  3. When a kid we were all ready to emigrate to Christchurch New Zealand, Dad had a job offer & everything was sorted. But Mam backed us out as she didn't want to move away from her family, thing is we hardly ever saw them. Auntie Hilda & her family emigrated to Ottawa Canada in the 60's but came back after 3 years. Cousin Ellenor emigrated to Sydney in 1981 & is still there. I have friends in Brisbane, Gold Coast & Perth. We were planing to go over to Oz in 2020, but covid 19 bu**ered that up. I wasn't sure how I'd be on a long haul flight with having ischemic colitis, so went to
  4. In New Scientist that the universes rate of expansion seems to be accelerating even faster that they thought it was. They admit they don't have a clue why. They thought that when they started getting data from the gravity wave detectors in 2015 that things would start to make sense, but actually things are making less sense. Lots of head scratching going on in boffin world at the moment...
  5. They have discovered lots of phosphine in the Venusian atmosphere & in all the science mags (New Scientist, Scientific American, Popular Science etc) they think it could indicate life. Notice the word COULD & not DOES, of course it's just a speculation. I've a funny feeling life will turn out to be a no show on Venus when they've done all the searching, I hope I'm wrong & will eat my words if I am.... ... P.S. I'd have said " I'l eat my hat if I'm wrong" but you lot WOULD have insisted I eat my hat if I turned out to be wrong. I might be daft, but not that daft...
  6. Save money on expensive oysters by drinking seawater from a used ashtray...
  7. A few branches were blown off the tree when it was struck, my wife Sue put a photo of it on facebook but can't find it now. The blown off branches were still there blocking the pavement on Lakehurst Road Orlando when we came home over a week later...
  8. When I was in central Florida last year we had a thunderstorm most afternoons, lightning struck a tree across the road from out hotel: that was a very loud crack. I was impressed how the local TV stations gave out warnings & what to do if anyone was struck, they warned tourists about lightning precautions, a motorcyclist got struck on the I95 not far from us while we were there. We got kicked out of the swimming pool every time lightning was about....
  9. Watched a doco about lightning & bolts from the blue are still a bit of a mystery to them. They suspect it could be if the top part of the thunder cloud, which is usually positive, overhangs the lower usually negative part of the cloud then it could fire a positive flash sideways for a long distance before it comes to earth. Another proposition is that somehow the clear air a few miles distant from the thunderstorm takes on a positive or negative charge & that causes the bold from the blue. They admit they don't know why there's bolts from the blue.... When I lived in Best
  10. Jill. I deserved most of the biffings I received as a kid. I've heard the way a neighbouring kid speaks to his Mam, I'd have been biffed into the middle of next week If I'd spoken to my Mam like that...
  11. Mam used to put a shilling (5 pence piece) on the mantle piece for the gas or electric meter: One day I nicked the bob & spent it on sweets, Mam said "where's that bob gone?" I said "I've put it in the electric meter" & she was happy with that. Then the flipping electric did run out, I was questioned & my crime came to light. We then sat in the dark with no telly, me with a very sore bum, waiting for Dad to come home from work. Don't do crime kids, especially if you get caught like me...
  12. I had a van & was going to run my mates & their tent to Peterborough for a fishing trip, one of them asked me to look after his maggots "put them in the fridge overnight" he said. Next morning Mam came stomping up the stairs in a rage & biffed me wile I was still in bed: She'd opened the fridge door & maggots were everywhere, she wasn't happy bunny. When my mate came round later she biffed him as well, he still tells people about it even now 40'odd years later, lol. She stood for no nonsense from anyone...
  13. Read another article about how to emigrate, it said (in so many words) to only emigrate to a country where you won't look different to the locals as you'll find it hard to integrate otherwise. So if I were to emigrate it'd have be to Northern Europe, Canada, USA, Australia or New Zealand as anywhere else my lily white fair skin & light blue eyes wouldn't fit in...
  14. I was there from April till July 1968 then left to go to Moorgreen pit for my NCB training, I never became a millionaire. Bill Driver was my form master, woodwork teacher Buffer White caned me on my last day, other teachers I remember are Mr Petty, Mantle, Simpson & Mrs Daft. (when I heard her name I fell about laughing) I could have been one of the machismo lads showing off, but as the new kid & being the smallest in the 4'th year I tried to keep a low'ish profile. A few show offs who were ready for leaving I remember were lads named George, Killer Thurman & Popeye. As I was the n
  15. I moved to Beardall school from Trent Bridge 3 months before I left school for good: I was scared stupid as new kids at Trent Bridge got beat up. (unless they were big) Got to Beardall & nothing happened, they were like pussy cats compared to the Trent Bridge lot, mind you managed to get the cane on my last ever day at school, lol...