Category Archives: miscellaneous

Puttering, one way.

The route planner was set not taking more than 9 days. 5 hours a day. That daily grind limit went for a bucket of chalk after day one. Eventually we were casting off at 6.30 – 7.00 am and finishing … Continue reading

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Going 10.7 for a while.

10.7 Out of service. What else would you expect from an old-time CB’er. tomorrow starts our 9 day river and canal trip. 97 locks, 54 miles, and two oldies with the odd physical problem or two. Posting will of course … Continue reading

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Easter, a Christian thing.

It’s the most important and oldest festival of the Christian Church, celebrating the resurrection of Christ and held (in the Western Church) between 21 March and 25 April, on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the northern … Continue reading

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Repair Unlikely

I’m a dinosaur, it’s as simple as that. Why? Because I’m old school. Something fails, breaks, or otherwise needs attention, I’m your boy. It doesn’t need to high-tech, I’ll have a go at anything. What does annoy me though is … Continue reading

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Poodle Johnson is dismayed?

Boris Johnson has said he is “dismayed” at Russia’s veto of a UN resolution condemning the use of chemical weapons in Syria. The foreign secretary urged the country to stop acting “as a lifeline for Assad’s murderous regime”. Probably shouldn’t … Continue reading

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House Sitting

Once more we’re house sitting. (Well sort of). Preparations for our trip are “almost” complete (the ‘to do’ list is now a single page) and we’ve arranged temporary accommodation for our return to our adopted town. It’s sooo strange to … Continue reading

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Expedient Projectile Weapons

Effective projectile weapons, as in will disable (or better) an assailant. Long / Compound bow (Area denial, 100-250 metres, Accurate centre mass, 50-60 metres) Average power (125-150lb) Crossbow (30 to 50 metres) Slingshot / Catapult (25 metres) Air Weapon 12 … Continue reading

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