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  1. oldphil

    How's your day?

    Always carry a torch, to light someone else's way
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    Old Streets of Nottingham

    As did the Saxons. Their butchers occupied Fleisch Hewers street (flesh cutters) - The native Angles adapted it to Fletcher Gate.
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    Old Streets of Nottingham

    gate is the Danish word for street. The Vikings got this far at one time.
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    My Bike rides

    many many thanks. the video makes sense of it all. plan is for the two old codgers to work our way to Lincoln tomorrow. will report back Phil
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    My Bike rides

    Rog, is it my imagination, or is there a cycleway along the "new" dualled stretch of the A46? can't see it properly from the car. Now the hedge cutters are out in force, we fancy moving further along from the canal with the rides. We're ok as far as Kneeton, but can't see a friendly route past Newark. I agree with Phils observation about your possession of cojones. The traffic noise alone puts me off!
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    Thought for the day

    Barry Norman did, once. He made two mistakes. First he waited until Marion had consumed several "who hit Johns" ie, bourbon miniatures. Second, he chose to disparage Senator McCarthy, whom the good Duke regarded as "one of the finest Americans ever to draw breath"
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    Maid Marian Way

    Standard Hill is the one that annoys me. Can you imagine Lincoln, Chester or York doing that?
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    be on it in a bit - just off to English Youth Ballet rehearsals
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    How's your day?

    quite agree, Phil. Jonab, an evening like that would happily be my last one on this earth. The phrase gift horse in the mouth comes to mind
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    Because the light at the end of the tunnel is always some numpty with a torch bearing bad tidings of great sorrow. For me, "One foot in the grave" has become my autobiography.
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    intrigued me to the point of checking the "historic UK" website (too hot to do much else today) - brilliant article - give it a read. click on the history magazine, then history of wales, then scroll to page three "history of Patagonia"
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    What? men, or our nipples? I'm guessing it's to do with the point on the timeline when they're developed in the womb.
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    All down to the big con called globalisation. It's cheaper for the multinationals (the only ones with clout nowadays) to source all the manufacture of individual items in one place, then ship them to where they're needed. Works fine until things go wrong. Prime examples at the moment are the Co2 shortages (I thought we had too much on the planet), and the problems Brexit will cause the UK(supposedly) with the new European satnav. I reckon over the next couple of decades things will turn full circle, and we will go back to making daily walking trips to independent shops for stuff as we need it.
  14. Most chefs put live shellfish into cold fresh water, and bring it to the boil. As the water warms, the shellfish become drowsy and lose consciousness well before the water is hot enough to cook them.
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    Old Streets of Nottingham

    It's from the German (Anglo-Saxon to be pedantic) "fleischhauer" or flesh-hewer. Gate is the Danish word for street.