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Eddie Mair | 07:11 UK time, Friday, 25 February 2011

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  • 1. At 07:39am on 25 Feb 2011, lucien desgai wrote:

    Actually ... I quite liked the old one.

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  • 2. At 07:56am on 25 Feb 2011, DiY wrote:

    Morning Peeps!

    A fantastically fresh and clean Beach, thank you Eric!

    Coffee, tea, poached, boiled, scrambled, fried or coddled egs and toast now awaits at NCs.

    The Big Sister Tonker has topped up the Fountain of Orange Delights so it is good to go Houston!

    Eat healthily and have a frumpy free Friday!

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  • 3. At 09:21am on 25 Feb 2011, Sindy wrote:


    Dawn ... I'll never forget Dawn.

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  • 4. At 09:38am on 25 Feb 2011, Ellis P Otter wrote:

    Oh Goody, fresh sand to play on. Thank you Eric!

    Just time to unpack the hammocks and start work on a new tree-house before getting down to Nick Clark's Bar & Grill for some super smoky geralds!

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  • 5. At 09:44am on 25 Feb 2011, Lady_Sue wrote:

    Morning everyone and thank you 'powers-that-be' for a lovely, squeaky-clean new beach. Time for a leisurely swim before breakfast!

    *rummages for yellow polka dots*

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  • 6. At 09:47am on 25 Feb 2011, Big Sister wrote:

    Mmmm, lovely! Thank you, Eric!

    Now, here's the freshly squeezed orange juice, and in celebration I've ordered some croissants from France, still warm from the oven.

    And I've set up the quadlatte machine ready for Eddie and team, and a box of chocolates for the PM Editor ;)

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  • 7. At 09:55am on 25 Feb 2011, Alan_N wrote:

    Morning all. I think I'll wander round to the headland before lunch.

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  • 8. At 10:21am on 25 Feb 2011, Big Sister wrote:

    Somewhere in Kenya, the Comic Relief desert trekkers will (I hope) have just finished their 100 km trek. Amongst them is Peter White of You and Yours, along with Ronnie Ancona, Kara Tointon, and others. It has not been an easy call for them. For once, it's a gimmick that I admire. I hope they recover from their blisters soon!

    http://www.rednoseday.com/whats-on/news/day-five-%E2%80%93-desert-trekkers-on-last-legs

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  • 9. At 10:28am on 25 Feb 2011, jonnie wrote:

    How lovely! and what a nice surprise to find the new beach here.

    Yes I've been following Peter White and Dermot etc.. with interest and admiration. The blisters sounded horrible but great that he has the sheer determination and guts to push on through.

    Some freshly brewed coffee under the NCB and a slice of my birthday cake courtesy of Annsee

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  • 10. At 11:09am on 25 Feb 2011, DiY wrote:

    I believe this is just about the right time for a smoked bacon gerald!

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  • 11. At 11:19am on 25 Feb 2011, Sindy wrote:

    10. P Nutt

    You're right, Mr Nutt! It's exactly 11.18 a.m., here - plus a few seconds. Oh - 11.19 a.m. now ...

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  • 12. At 11:32am on 25 Feb 2011, Anna Cardium wrote:

    10. P Nutt
    That's laying it on a bit thick!

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  • 13. At 11:49am on 25 Feb 2011, DiY wrote:

    Anna, you can never have enough fried or grilled, smoked pork based products ™ at about 11.18 a.m or 11.19 a.m. GMT!
    ;o)

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  • 14. At 11:53am on 25 Feb 2011, DiY wrote:

    Hopefully we will be able to have fish for lunch!
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    ›-»»»»:›

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  • 15. At 12:30pm on 25 Feb 2011, Big Sister wrote:

    First sightings of the Camel Trekkers as they reach their destination:


    http://yfrog.com/h4kyohqj

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  • 16. At 12:52pm on 25 Feb 2011, DiY wrote:

    Lunch is ready!

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  • 17. At 1:46pm on 25 Feb 2011, Fifi wrote:

    May I introduce my new best friend to the Beach? Enter stage left, Posh Paws.

    PP is a black and white cat who lives near our host, and who normally drops by every day or so for a few munchies. Today, however, he has experimented with Gorgonzola, playing with string, and both my and SO's laps.

    I think he'll settle on that velvet cushion over by the bar, in hopes that someone might break out the Stilton later.

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  • 18. At 2:06pm on 25 Feb 2011, Big Sister wrote:

    Fifi, you are so fickle!

    Anyway, welcome, Posh Paws - but watch out for Monty as he does like to chase cats. ;)

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  • 19. At 2:14pm on 25 Feb 2011, Fifi wrote:

    Big Sister - you are right, we are! When we're away from our own cat/s we just can't keep our hands off other people's. And if, like PP, it's already ruined ... we'll just find ways to ruin it some more!

    Perhaps Monty would benefit from you getting a female kitten. Lady cats are usually top of the pecking order in any menagerie, and it can do a boisterous dog good to learn he or she can't be the boss of something.

    Risky tactic though!

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  • 20. At 2:14pm on 25 Feb 2011, Sindy wrote:


    I know a French joke about camels - but it wouldn't get past the mods. And it wouldn't work in English. Or Scots.

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  • 21. At 2:28pm on 25 Feb 2011, DiY wrote:

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the House Rules.

  • 22. At 2:43pm on 25 Feb 2011, Carl Goss wrote:

    Hang on chaps... this is February 4th's beach. I remember Nils running upbeach downbeach, and suggesting that Felixstowe, although bracing, would make an excellent alternative. Eddie, of all the beaches in all the world, you had to choose this one! Nice shorts thought Mrs Muir.

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  • 23. At 2:51pm on 25 Feb 2011, DiY wrote:

    I don't think the mods like Stilton!
    :-þ

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  • 24. At 3:02pm on 25 Feb 2011, DiY wrote:

    T-@-3 & a sticky bun!

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  • 25. At 3:19pm on 25 Feb 2011, Big Sister wrote:

    Mr. Nutt, There are a lot of people who don't like Stilton (though I'm not one of them)

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  • 26. At 3:25pm on 25 Feb 2011, DiY wrote:

    Ms Big Sister, Mr. Nutt, There are a lot of people who don't like Stilton (though I'm not one of them)....I agree, it is for the more discerning palate.

    ;-þ

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  • 27. At 4:07pm on 25 Feb 2011, Thunderbird wrote:


    P Nutt, (23)

    I am not ashamed to tell you that I have seen Quadrophenia many times and the is not one mention of Stilton throughout the film.........


    Now I know why

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  • 28. At 4:26pm on 25 Feb 2011, DiY wrote:

    I have found out TSSCs secret!
    :-)

    Thanks T-Bird, I think¡

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  • 29. At 4:44pm on 25 Feb 2011, Alan_N wrote:

    My cats all like stilton. They are discerning creatures. The chickens on the other hand...

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  • 30. At 4:56pm on 25 Feb 2011, Thunderbird wrote:

    Alan, your discerning cats don't like chickens?

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  • 31. At 5:10pm on 25 Feb 2011, DiY wrote:

    :)

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  • 32. At 5:23pm on 25 Feb 2011, DiY wrote:

    Diggles waggled his wings of his Soppy Camel to indicate to the rest of 'A' Flight of 53 (F) Sqdn that he spotted something and following his downwards gestures they all spied the perfectly smooth sand of a new Beach. And as one they turned and dove for the ground. Digglesworth, being the Flight Commander, landed first and leapt from his cockpit. He looked quite striking in his camouflaged Speedos, red waistcoat, bright blue Shako and gleaming golden thigh high leather flying boots. The whole ensemble off set by matching black patent leather holster containing his Webley .38 service revolver.

    "I say chaps" Diggles called as Olgy and Minger alighted from the aerial steeds, "let's go and find the Mess, could do with a drop of the old Ginger Beer".....and so our intrepid threesome ambled off down The Beach in totally the wrong direction.

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  • 33. At 6:09pm on 25 Feb 2011, NorthernJim wrote:

    As heard on PM tonight ...
    http://tiny.cc/7cdfz

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  • 34. At 6:14pm on 25 Feb 2011, DiY wrote:

    Thanks Jim from up North!
    I enjoyed it.

    P Nutt

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  • 35. At 10:36pm on 25 Feb 2011, Ellis P Otter wrote:

    Okay, I'm not one to criticise but three hours of drama to lead to a tear jerker moment that was better done in West Side Story on the same story line that has been done since Adam... well, since Adam and Eve discovered there were other people outside the garden anyway.

    And it did make to to just hold hands for a minute!

    Now, what shall we have for nightcaps? I'm feeling a touch nostalgic for Amarula (which is the African version of Bailey's) for a change.

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  • 36. At 11:35pm on 25 Feb 2011, Big Sister wrote:

    Busy busy weekend ahead. Sandwiches to make, bags to pack, yet bed beckons .....

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  • 37. At 08:16am on 26 Feb 2011, DiY wrote:

    Morning Peeps, Froggers, Frogging Peeps and Peeps-a-Frogging!©

    A choice this morning between of either Fruit Salad Surprise or the Full English Surprise . Anyway both are probably available right now at NCs.

    So eat heartily and have stupendous Saturday.

    If the boys going to Twickers today to teach the French how to play I highly recommend eating both!
    ;o)

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  • 38. At 09:24am on 26 Feb 2011, jonnie wrote:

    Well they were both surprises P Nutt ;-)

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  • 39. At 09:34am on 26 Feb 2011, DiY wrote:

    Oh...I am full of them, believe me!
    ;o)

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  • 40. At 09:39am on 26 Feb 2011, DiY wrote:

    After walking for over twelve hours Diggles was getting a bit foot sore!

    "I say chaps, no sign of the bally Officers Mess yet. Do you think we took a wrong turn?"

    "Chaps?"

    Diggles spun round to find no sign of Olgy and Minger....!

    "I say, dash it all chaps, this is no time to be playing silly japes!"

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  • 41. At 10:13am on 26 Feb 2011, Ellis P Otter wrote:

    *Meanwhile back at Nick's*

    Good job Nataliya ordered me the fruit salad! She always knows best I say.

    Second sunny day in a row up here! And at the weekend too!

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  • 42. At 10:23am on 26 Feb 2011, DiY wrote:

    Ellis you are a lucky so & so!......gloomy, grey and damp here down south!
    :-(

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  • 43. At 1:51pm on 26 Feb 2011, Sindy wrote:


    And the answer to last week's quiz is: standing up in a hammock.

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  • 44. At 4:03pm on 26 Feb 2011, DiY wrote:

    Oh...and there was me thinking it was: You put your left leg in, you take your left leg out, you do the hokey ...

    Still, I think this week I am banking on it being: Only in the Trossachs with a truss.

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  • 45. At 6:40pm on 26 Feb 2011, Gillianian wrote:

    Nutty...shouldn't that be up the Trossachs?!

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  • 46. At 10:44pm on 26 Feb 2011, Ellis P Otter wrote:

    *click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click*

    Nataliya? What are you doing?

    I've taken up knitting. It's so quiet here these days

    Oh, crikey. Shall I hold the wool?

    That would be helpful, thank you

    *click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click*

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  • 47. At 11:27pm on 26 Feb 2011, Sindy wrote:


    Hmmm. Have you guessed what it's gonna be yet?

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  • 48. At 08:48am on 27 Feb 2011, Stewart_M wrote:

    Should I get the orange juice sorted? There seem to be a few empties to deal with this morning. Could be the reason no one is awake yet.

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  • 49. At 08:48am on 27 Feb 2011, Anne P wrote:

    Ah, Nataliya has joined the knitalong.

    Sid, she won't know what it is she's knitting as the whole point is that you get only one part of the pattern at a time - the result is a magic surprise (always assuming you got the pattern right). Now where did I put my needles?

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  • 50. At 09:42am on 27 Feb 2011, lucien desgai wrote:

    Well I think someone should knit Gillianian a new hat .... she's been wearing that old one for ages.

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  • 51. At 09:56am on 27 Feb 2011, Stewart_M wrote:

    Knit one, oops I've dropped one ;-)

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  • 52. At 12:11pm on 27 Feb 2011, Sindy wrote:


    *click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click*

    pearl one, knit five, pearl two

    *click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click...click*


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  • 53. At 12:46pm on 27 Feb 2011, DiY wrote:

    WOW....knitted Speedos! ....cheers Sid!

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  • 54. At 1:03pm on 27 Feb 2011, lucien desgai wrote:

    Don't forget to give them back to Sid when you've finished with them.

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  • 55. At 1:07pm on 27 Feb 2011, Sindy wrote:


    You will note that the recipe is for two sizes - I'm assuming you need very large (the other size was enormous).

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  • 56. At 1:11pm on 27 Feb 2011, lucien desgai wrote:

    Recipe indeed ... that's my cotton candy you're knitting with!
    I'd better go warn Mr Nutt ...

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  • 57. At 2:16pm on 27 Feb 2011, Stewart_M wrote:

    And note the "healthy" fag in his hand :-)

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  • 58. At 3:53pm on 27 Feb 2011, DiY wrote:

    Sid..large will be fine, as long as you don't forget the pocket for my balls.

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  • 59. At 4:07pm on 27 Feb 2011, Sindy wrote:


    I was planning on two pockets ...

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  • 60. At 6:41pm on 27 Feb 2011, DiY wrote:

    Good man!
    :)

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  • 61. At 9:13pm on 27 Feb 2011, Ellis P Otter wrote:

    Zoiks, I recognise that uniform... Leonid, take care now

    Jee and Tee, please, Barman! I seem to have found a refuge from that hell hole out there

    On the House, Sir

    Right, you there!

    Me, Brigadier?

    Yes, you! How do things work around here and what's all this about a renegade pilot called Diggles?

    Brigadier, I'm fairly new myself. Well we all are... time travel is fairly normal round here. As for Diggles... he's just over there in the maze with Mata Hari Kari but thinks he is lost.

    Dashed confusing place this!

    You can say that again!

    Dashed confusing place this!

    Good mix by the way, Barman - are you an alien?

    Vlasivotovian, Sir. Good family, sad prospects

    Maybe we can use you in the unit.

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  • 62. At 10:56pm on 27 Feb 2011, Lady_Sue wrote:

    Mata Hari Kari cursed Diggles under her breath. Of course he wasn't lost, the idiot. How had she gotten into this maze with him? Why was she carrying flowers? How was she going to get out without destroying her Dior gown?

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  • 63. At 09:11am on 28 Feb 2011, Ellis P Otter wrote:

    T'riffic breakfast there, Nutt!

    Now, I must be off! I have to find the Doctor and sort this mess out.
    It all went wrong when Nigel fell off the roof.


    *The Brigadier disappears from whence he came, wiping eggy remnants from his chin*

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  • 64. At 3:18pm on 28 Feb 2011, Gillianian wrote:

    Lucien(50) Thanks for your concern, but it's rather too early in the year - hat-changing season is short-lived, in the month of July.
    I'll be seeking style advice in June.

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  • 65. At 4:09pm on 28 Feb 2011, Big Sister wrote:

    You mean to say that you only moult once a year, Gill? Surely the summer plumage and the winter plumage are slightly different?

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  • 66. At 4:31pm on 28 Feb 2011, Gillianian wrote:

    Big Sister - surely you haven't forgotten that here, on The Beach, it is forever the height of summer, which is why my hat has such a wide brim. Its colour makes it very useful as camouflage, when I wish to hide amongst the bouganvillea.

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  • 67. At 4:40pm on 28 Feb 2011, Big Sister wrote:

    Ah, too true, Gill! I had to briefly don some winter plumage just now as I exited the Beach into RL with dog. I much prefer summer plumage ;)

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  • 68. At 6:53pm on 28 Feb 2011, lucien desgai wrote:

    64 Gillianian

    A woolly hat in July? You're mad!

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  • 69. At 8:34pm on 28 Feb 2011, Gillianian wrote:

    Lucien - why do you think it's full of holes?!

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  • 70. At 8:38pm on 28 Feb 2011, lucien desgai wrote:

    To pull your dreads through?

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  • 71. At 8:45pm on 28 Feb 2011, Alan_N wrote:

    Now there's an interesting image...

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  • 72. At 07:51am on 01 Mar 2011, DiY wrote:

    Morning Peeps! ©

    Coffee, tea, toast and tangy lemon marmalade awaits at NCs.

    The Big Sister Tonker has replenished the Fountain of Orange Delights, so eat healthily and have a trip free Tuesday.

    :)

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  • 73. At 09:19am on 01 Mar 2011, Sindy wrote:


    Do trips to Bedford count?

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  • 74. At 10:34am on 01 Mar 2011, DiY wrote:

    ...towards what Sid?

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  • 75. At 11:20am on 01 Mar 2011, Sindy wrote:


    A trip free Tuesday?

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  • 76. At 11:46am on 01 Mar 2011, Lady_Sue wrote:

    *dig* *dig* *dig*

    Oh golly-gosh! Look what I've found.

    *dig* *dig* *dig*

    A time capsule! I wonder what's inside...

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  • 77. At 11:51am on 01 Mar 2011, DiY wrote:

    Speedos circa 1948?

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  • 78. At 11:53am on 01 Mar 2011, DiY wrote:

    Do Peeps actually want go to Bedford, mind you there are two of the most enormous sheds I have ever seen on the outskirts!

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  • 79. At 12:36pm on 01 Mar 2011, DiY wrote:

    Diggles couldn't make it out, he seemed to be trapped in some sort of narrow country lanes with very tall Yew hedgerows!

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  • 80. At 12:59pm on 01 Mar 2011, DiY wrote:

    Bacon, sausage & egg geralds now ready!

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  • 81. At 1:47pm on 01 Mar 2011, Anne P wrote:

    * The time capsule appeared to have some kind of sailing ship insignia etched on the outside and was wrapped in a blue and white flag

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  • 82. At 1:58pm on 01 Mar 2011, Anne P wrote:

    Out in the bay the dolphins were thinking very hard, but no matter how often they tried to signal the map for the maze to Diggles they couldn't get through the thick hedge to reach him

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  • 83. At 2:58pm on 01 Mar 2011, DiY wrote:

    "That's peculiar" muttered Diggles as he caught the faint clicking sounds, "perhaps it is Flamenco night in the mess....." and heading off in their general direct he followed the twisting and turning lanes in this strange new world he found himself in!

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  • 84. At 3:00pm on 01 Mar 2011, DiY wrote:

    T-@-3 & Welshcakes!

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  • 85. At 4:49pm on 01 Mar 2011, Gillianian wrote:

    Thanks Mr Nutt - I love the leek-flavoured ones.

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  • 86. At 5:46pm on 01 Mar 2011, Ellis P Otter wrote:

    Leonid is looking very pleased with himself having finished a new fresh water plunge pool! Everybody is welcome!

    He calls it the "Unisex Pool of Risk"!

    I asked why? Apparently there's a small crocodile in there somewhere...

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  • 87. At 6:07pm on 01 Mar 2011, Sindy wrote:

    86. Ellis P Otter
    "He calls it the "Unisex Pool of Risk"!"

    Hang on, I'm just writing that down ...

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  • 88. At 7:07pm on 01 Mar 2011, DiY wrote:

    Dons Speedos and leaps into the Unisex Pool of Risk!

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  • 89. At 7:51pm on 01 Mar 2011, Ellis P Otter wrote:

    No wonder Leonid was proud of it!

    I think I'll join you Mister Nutt *Sploosh*

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  • 90. At 8:30pm on 01 Mar 2011, Stewart_M wrote:

    Can someone get me out of the deep end?

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  • 91. At 9:06pm on 01 Mar 2011, Ellis P Otter wrote:

    Stewart, No.

    Sorry for that!

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  • 92. At 06:35am on 02 Mar 2011, lucien desgai wrote:

    My feelings exactly!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7ycfWyoauA

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  • 93. At 07:40am on 02 Mar 2011, DiY wrote:

    Morning Peeps! ©

    Tea, coffee,juice from the Fountain of Orange Delights, toast with preserves. And some tasty Kippers! now ready at NCs.

    So eat healthily and have a wind free Wednesday!

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  • 94. At 07:42am on 02 Mar 2011, DiY wrote:

    I must say Stewart seems to be enjoying himself, he has just waved and bobbed under again!

    :)

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  • 95. At 08:52am on 02 Mar 2011, DiY wrote:

    Look! There is Stewart again.... Hi Stewart!

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  • 96. At 12:21pm on 02 Mar 2011, DiY wrote:

    Diggles emerged blinking into the bright sunlight from the Yew hedge lined narrow country roads and caught the faint scent of Kippers wafting on the breeze and following his instinct and nose headed off in totally the wrong direction.

    Meanwhile the ground crew and the rest of 'A' Flight, 53 (F) Squadron had caught up with Minger and Olgy and had laid out their new camp. "Don't mind saying I am getting a touch worried about the boss", commented Olgy to Minger. "Oh, don't worry about Digglesworth, old chap, he is probably having a right royal time", replied Minger. "Anyway what is for lunch?" "Left over Kippers I believe", said Olgy salivating at the thought, "and Spotted Dick".

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  • 97. At 12:51pm on 02 Mar 2011, Stewart_M wrote:

    help¬ /
    ~~~0~~~

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  • 98. At 12:52pm on 02 Mar 2011, Stewart_M wrote:

    ~~~~~~~~

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  • 99. At 12:57pm on 02 Mar 2011, DiY wrote:

    Stewart...........catch!

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  • 100. At 1:00pm on 02 Mar 2011, DiY wrote:

    Ooooops!.....wrong boy....try..... this one!

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  • 101. At 4:36pm on 02 Mar 2011, Anne P wrote:

    Out in the bay the dolphins noted the progress, or otherwise, made by Diggles in getting free of the maze and the strange smell of kippers well past their swimming date. Clicking in Morse code they sent an urgent message to Mata Hari Kari.

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  • 102. At 4:48pm on 02 Mar 2011, DiY wrote:

    Diggles was at a loss to his whereabouts and had to admit he was actually lost. To cap it all he had fallen into a Unisex Pool of Risk only to have some lunatic try and rub him down with a bar of soap but a quick poke in his assailants eye soon put a stop that. Leaping form the icy water he decided there was only one thing for it.

    Signal for help!

    He pulled his trusty Webley .38 service revolver from its patent leather holster attached the Very Light adapter and inserted a red signal cartridge. He pointed the pistol up and squeezed the trigger.....BANG........Wooosh! and a spilt second later the area was bathed in bright red light as the signal flare ignited. Diggles watched as it arched away away into the now darkening evening sky and landed on a grass hut some half a mile away immediatley setting it alight.

    "Well that should attract some attention", thought Diggles, "just hope Olgy and Minger have their eyes peeled and spot it".

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  • 103. At 6:57pm on 02 Mar 2011, DiY wrote:

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the House Rules.

  • 104. At 7:10pm on 02 Mar 2011, Sindy wrote:


    From a website I frequent: 'Biggles is back. Last month AbeBooks sold an ultra-rare first edition of The Camels are Coming - the first Biggles' novel - for almost £11,000. Written by W.E. Johns, the Biggles' books have captivated readers since 1932 and some of those readers have become collectors. These aeronautical adventures spanned nearly 100 novels and covered the career of British flying ace John Bigglesworth.'


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  • 105. At 7:50pm on 02 Mar 2011, DiY wrote:

    Dear Mods....my 103 is NOT off topic....The Beach is surreal...unless of course you do not understand what that means?

    Olgy glanced up from embroidery and enquired, "I say Minger, what is that pink glow?" "That my dear chap is the result of a damn good spanking", commented Minger from behind The Times, "The Bosses Batman was given six of the best with the Squadron slipper for serving runny eggs in the Mess at breakfast."

    "No, not that, the glow in the sky over there?" said Olgy pointing to the west down The Beach landing strip.

    "Cripes, it must be the Boss", said Minger, "best give him some sort of signal to let him know where we are. What can we use?"

    "Well we could light some sort of beacon and he may spot it"

    "Good idea old boy, we have already collected a large pile of tinder dry firewood. It is over behind the Flight Sheds" said Minger reach for his box of vestas.

    Quickly the two intrepid heroes made their way over to the Flight Sheds of 'A' Flight of 53 (F) Squadron and bending over, as is his want, Olgy lit the large pile of firewood. And within a few seconds the flames were leaping twenty to thirty feet into the air.

    Unfortunately, what they didn't know was that the fuel bowser the Flight used for refueling their Soppy Camels had sprunk a leak and a pool of petroleum spirit had collected beneath the pile of, now alight, firewood.

    WOOOOOOOOOMMMMMPPPPHHHHH was the last thing the two aviators heard as it ignited, sending flaming pieces of timber in all directions!


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  • 106. At 7:59pm on 02 Mar 2011, Anne P wrote:

    Meanwhile elsewhere on the beach the grass hut ignited by Diggles flare was blazing merrily.

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  • 107. At 7:59pm on 02 Mar 2011, Ellis P Otter wrote:

    Leonid, what's happening?

    Interesting day, Ellis. Stewart has been playing with the crocodile in the Unisex Pool of Risk. He's having a lot fun I think, plenty shouting and waving!

    And there's a new temporary airbase going up just on the other side of the maze.

    The pilot fellow emerged from the other side of the maze and disappeared off in the direction of the deep jungle and Mata Hari Kari has been complaining about sand in her flowers.


    Same old, same old then?

    Always different every day!

    Where's Nataliya?

    No idea, probably in the tree house knitting

    Thanks! I'll have a beer...

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  • 108. At 8:03pm on 02 Mar 2011, Ellis P Otter wrote:

    Oh and there appear to be several large fires, Ellis

    Make that two beers, Leonid! And have one youself!

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  • 109. At 8:06pm on 02 Mar 2011, DiY wrote:

    Diggles spotted the luminescence in the distance that rapidly increased in intensity as the conflagration started by Minger and Ogles took hold!

    "Damn fine chaps, they have given me a signal!", said Diggles as he set off at a trot towards the glow.

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  • 110. At 8:16pm on 02 Mar 2011, Anne P wrote:

    Thoroughly spooked by all the bangs, flares and fires the camels took fright and charged along the beach dragging the post they had temporarily been tethered to with them. As they did so the rope they were towing wound itself around the pedallos dragging them into the temporary camp set up by Minger and Ogles.

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  • 111. At 8:34pm on 02 Mar 2011, DiY wrote:

    "LOOK OUT MINGER", shouted Ogles as a herd of Camels stampeded through the tent lines of 'A' Flight of 53 (F) Squadron!

    Just at that moment SAC 'Dave' Davies emerged from the Mess tent, Officers Mk II, carrying a tray of cocktails and he was struck by a bright green pedallo, with not even time to say Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, Diggles's plucky Welsh batman found he was sitting in the strange, but strangely colourful, amphibious craft as it was pulled along by the herd of alarmed Camelus at some great speed.


    [i have to go and have me dinner now....but carry on without me!]

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  • 112. At 8:36pm on 02 Mar 2011, Lady_Sue wrote:

    The world's gone mad, mad I tell you, mad.

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  • 113. At 10:39pm on 02 Mar 2011, Stewart_M wrote:

    Just toweling myself down after a day in the unisex pool of risk. Sitting with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc that needs finishing. Would prefer a red but that means opening a bottle.

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  • 114. At 10:45pm on 02 Mar 2011, lucien desgai wrote:

    113 Stewart
    Why not decant it to Gillianian's hat? It makes an excellent punch bowl.

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  • 115. At 10:47pm on 02 Mar 2011, lucien desgai wrote:

    ... holds six gallons and comes with its own fruit.

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  • 116. At 10:51pm on 02 Mar 2011, annasee wrote:

    Too risky, Stewart, here at the unisex pool of risk. Only those cardboard boxes with a plastic bag of wine inside allowed here, no bottles, I'm afraid. And plastic glasses. I'm sorry, I don't know why. Something to do with you being a bloke and having more accidents or something. While us girls drive safer so have to get a lower pension. I know, it's hard to understand, but I did hear it all explained on PM the other day. Anyway, do come on in, the water's lovely. Don't dive in though. That's been banned too. Too risky.

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  • 117. At 07:17am on 03 Mar 2011, DiY wrote:

    Morning Peeps! ©

    Tea, coffee, warm crossaunts and Apricot preserve await at NCs.

    The Big Sister Tonker has repleneshed the Fountain of Orange Delights and is good to go.

    So eat healthily and have a thunder free Thursday.

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  • 118. At 09:05am on 03 Mar 2011, Big Sister wrote:

    Lucien, I hadn't spotted the fruit before. Shall we tell Gillianian?

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  • 119. At 09:39am on 03 Mar 2011, DiY wrote:

    elfin safety say No Bombing, No Petting, No Smoking, No Running at the Unisex Pool of Risk

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  • 120. At 10:13am on 03 Mar 2011, The Intermittent Horse wrote:

    Saturnia in Italy. Unisex Pool of No Risk.
    A beautiful spot. And very warm!

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  • 121. At 1:05pm on 03 Mar 2011, Big Sister wrote:

    Loved Today's UFO report - and I have it on good authority that Roger Sawyer was involved as an 'actor'!

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9412000/9412502.stm

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  • 122. At 6:20pm on 03 Mar 2011, Ellis P Otter wrote:

    After last week's little nonsense with those that rule the blogs Nataliya, Leonid and I have decided to combine our wisdom and choose just one song from the jukebox tonight.

    Something special to wish the Lord Mair a Bon Voyage on his hols (or whatever he's up to tomorrow) and to welcome the sainted Sequin back.

    What will it be?

    It may contain bagpipe music...

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  • 123. At 7:02pm on 03 Mar 2011, DiY wrote:

    Pipe music you say?.....don't mind if you do now.....Hmmmm.......well...... these girls do it for me!
    :)

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  • 124. At 7:46pm on 03 Mar 2011, Ellis P Otter wrote:

    Two to one vote for the massed band (L&N + E-) and with AV they still won... so welcome to Moscow...

    I am so going to sneak back later with a stolen penny...

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  • 125. At 10:20pm on 03 Mar 2011, Ellis P Otter wrote:

    Oh Crud, it all went horribly wrong in the Garage!

    I didn't even know there was a garage!

    I blame the air crew for building stuff everywhere.

    Oh, Sequin. Leonid tells me that he's special something for you in the cold store. Actually I took a sneaky preview and I can see a 2008 Saperavi with your name on it.

    Terrific...

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  • 126. At 00:44am on 04 Mar 2011, rosepoet wrote:

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the House Rules.

  • 127. At 09:02am on 04 Mar 2011, DiY wrote:

    Morning Peeps! ©


    Sorry, bit late this morning.

    Tea, coffee, Scrambled eggs on toast and juice from the Fountain of Orange Delights are now ready at NCs.

    So eat healthily and have a fun filled Friday.

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  • 128. At 09:36am on 04 Mar 2011, Sindy wrote:

    127. P Nutt

    Thanks for the brekkie, Mr Nutt ... hang on, I've got a small bush growing in my eggs!

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  • 129. At 10:02am on 04 Mar 2011, Looternite wrote:

    Not the same here without Davmcn livening things up.

    Still, here is a link that brings back memories. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12612976

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  • 130. At 11:26am on 04 Mar 2011, Anne P wrote:

    Thanks for that, Looternite. I suspect Ellis is still waiting for his view of the Northern Lights - that's British weather for you!

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