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Source: (consider it) Thread: Roses, foxgloves, snowdrops, blue forget-me-nots
Banner Lady
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Horrid news. [Votive] for all involved.

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quote:
Originally posted by Baptist Trainfan:
This fire is appalling, the casualty list potentially lengthy, and one which quite clearly could have been prevented. They need our prayers bigtime.

A real worry for people who couldn't run out [Tear]

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quote:
Originally posted by Bene Gesserit:
It's pretty common behaviour - I've seen crows mobbing red kites a number of times recently.

I couldn't refer to the crow as mobbing, though it was obviously that sort of behaviour, because it was alone. And its territory was at least half a mile from what I saw.

I put about the fire in the prayer thread. Something seems to have been very, very wrong indeed.

[ 14. June 2017, 07:49: Message edited by: Penny S ]

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Th'Episcopal Palace shines with paint so neat,
But Bishop's Finger's dead upon his feet.

Ah me! Although th'Sun is high in sky,
I go inside, upon my Bed to lie.

[Razz]

IJ

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Bishops Finger
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My thanks profound to Shipmate Wesley J,
Whose literary efforts Made My Day.

I shall once more to friendly Bed retire,
In fear and dread of Hostly angst and ire.

For poesy to Circus doth belong,
And this one's going on for far too long....

IJ

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[Big Grin]
We aim to please. Or at the very least, to tease! [Angel]

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Welease Woderwick

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Poetry doth please this Host
but go off topic and you'll be toast!

[Two face]

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I shall indeed observe that thought,
and prosily progress report!

IJ

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Which is, with Sun in Sky still high,
Th'Episcopal Paint doth nicely dry.

The Second Coat must wait till Morn.

I'll get my own Coat, and be gorn...

(Apologies for the sudden descent into 18thC style doggerel. Next time, I'll try to do better, and follow the example of William Topaz McGonagall).

IJ

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Wesley J

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That's pretty good, BF. I really like it!

And congrats on starting with the paint job. Laziness can be a most tricky thing, ... he says from experience, and exits stage left. [Hot and Hormonal]

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With Palace-Paint 'tis early Days,
No time to sit around and laze!

Yet ever soundeth in my Ear
The Siren-Call of Bottled Beer.

Dear Lord, it really is a Crime
to write in Prose, and not in Rhyme.....

IJ

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Haha - excellent Bishops Finger (typing out your name I note the lack on an apostrophe [Smile] )

We are back from a long weekend with my son in Bristol - he's just bought a house in Bedminster - lots of fabulous eateries there. My diet restarts today!

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Ah, apostrophes

Bishops' Finger - he represents all Bishops with one finger [Confused]

Bishop's finger - there is just the one Bishop who has a finger, and He is it! [Eek!]

Bishops Finger - A rather rude wild flower, generally found in waste places. [Smile]

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quote:
Originally posted by Nicodemia:
Ah, apostrophes

Bishops' Finger - he represents all Bishops with one finger [Confused]

Bishop's finger - there is just the one Bishop who has a finger, and He is it! [Eek!]

Bishops Finger - A rather rude wild flower, generally found in waste places. [Smile]

On thinking 'Google is my friend' the only Bishops Finger I have found so far is Ale !

Of course, I have work to do so procrastination is also my friend.

[Big Grin]

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Bishops Finger
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I quite like the idea of being a rather rude wild flower, generally found in waste places, as it's not too far from the truth....

However, Boogie has found the correct ALE-usion.

[Big Grin]

Well, I'm from Kent, and used to own a house almost next door to the well-known local brewery responsible for BF, so...

Speaking of which, it is a Hot and Humid Day here, so some more ALE is called for before painting of the present Palace continues.

Cheers!

IJ

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Welease Woderwick

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Silly story from a couple of days ago:

I slept a bit late and so was having breakfast late and had opted for toast and Marmite™. Two of the local kids were over playing with the twins - boy cousins aged 7 and 8. As I was sitting there eating the 8 year old wandered over and was watching me eat.

"What's that?" he said, pointing at the Marmite™.

"I'm not sure you'll like it."

He looked at me as kids do when they think they are not being given the brush off. It was a plastic squeeze jar so I flipped up the lid and, taking his right forefinger [cultural sensitivity you know] and just dabbed it on the lid where it got just a tiny touch of Marmite™ on it which he promptly placed in his mouth.

The look on his face was PRICELESS!!

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Oh, you can't stop there!

Did he LOVE it, or HATE it??

Enquiring minds need to know....

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Enquiring minds most certainly do - is he one of Us or one of You? [Big Grin]

I'm just dropping in from my sister's laptop to see how you're all behaving - hope the party was a good one, Uncle Pete! - and to let you know I'm having a jolly good time.

Halifax, Nova Scotia on Monday was Seriously Hot - 29° but feeling more like 35 with the humidity, so quite a bit above the porcine comfort zone! However, my journey over to Scotland was uneventful* and I've had nice couple of days in Edinburgh, and will be heading to Northerly Places™ this evening, God and Fly-Be willing.


* One of the non-events was being fed on the plane - we got coffee and a bag of pretzels just after take-off and orange juice and a biscuit shortly before we landed. Not impressed. [Disappointed]

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The worst airline food I ever had was on Ukrainian. I was so ravenous that I ate it anyway, but Lord was it nasty. School dinner type fish and rice in little scratchy plastic trays and reheated. Eeew.

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I travelled Kuwait Airlines a few times and their food was The PITS, but then the airline was a bit dodgy - no idea if it has improved over the years as I'm just not risking it!

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Come on, WW, never mind about airline 'food' (an oxymoron in the case of some companies, I know).

Did, or did not, the Little Lad like Marmite?

[Two face]

IJ

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Tonight's entertainment has been the zoo. In June and July London Zoo runs late night sessions on Friday nights, adult only, beer and street food, adult challenges. I would like to do this again without the work backpack, which is not light.

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Welease Woderwick

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quote:
Originally posted by Bishops Finger:
...Did, or did not, the Little Lad like Marmite?

[Two face]

IJ

Judging by his face the smiley he would choose would be:

[Projectile]

...but he did smile at me, too.

Lovely Little Lad, when he was 5 or 6 he used to sneak a kiss on Himself's cheek when he thought nobody was watching.

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Lying in bed last night I was considering The Future and working out that in 2019 I will be 21 again [or some other number easily divisible by 7 but greater than 63] so I might do a last final farewell trip over the Black Waters to Blighty - health, sight, finances, war, pestilence, famine, Brexit and everything else duly considered. So this is a sort of advanced warning for everyone over there to book their foreign holidays for late April and first half of May as I might come knocking on people's doors seeking shelter.

Only a tentative idea at the moment - and no, I won't be camping!

Well, no more than usual.

[Roll Eyes] [Cool]


eta: p.s. Shipmeets may be arranged later.

[ 17. June 2017, 05:41: Message edited by: Welease Woderwick ]

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Now I've got the Bee Gee's "You should be dancing" in my head, in a WW version as "I won't be camping"...

Earworms'R'Us. Curses, punny mind! [Devil]

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Please, of your charity, pray for the soul of The Little Lad Who Hates Marmite.

[Ultra confused]

There are still a few of us left who LOVE Marmite. WW, I take it, is one, but sadly Our Dear Benighted Sister Piglet (on whom be peace) is not.

[Disappointed]

IJ

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There are several unfortunate deprived Shippies, like the Blessed Piglet, who missed out in their childhood, so sad.

[Waterworks]

But then there are some of us of The True Faith who see Marmite™ as one of the essential foodstuffs. I remember years ago a very learned discussion here on the Ship about the rights and wrongs of mixing the Marmite™ with the butter before spreading on the still warm toast. I opt for mixing, but not too thoroughly - a little bit of marbling is undeniably A Good Thing.

If I do make it over in 2019 I must remember to bring enough of the elixir back with me to last a decade or two. The squeezy plastic bottles are lighter and easier to pack.

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Welease Woderwick

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In defence of The Little Lad Who Hates Marmite™ [TLLWHM™] I would say that it isn't readily available here. The nearest shop geographically where I have seen it is in Cargills in Kandy in Sri Lanka - quite an expensive flight away for an 8 year old. I have heard reports of it being available in Pushkar in Rajasthan in the north of India but that is A Long Way. It is strange with so much British influence still being felt here that Marmite™ is just not part of the culture.

STOP PRESS: I have just done a search and it is now available online - what a relief! It is a bit pricey but cheaper than the flights to go and buy it and it can be delivered to my door!

[Yipee]

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I've won the lottery - yay!

The email from the national lottery saying 'we have news, please log on to your account' had me spending spending spending in my imagination.

I logged on and spent the lot immediately - £25 on a lovely rose.

[Big Grin]

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It looks to be a very beautiful rose, Boogie.

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Indeed it does.

And, WW, how gracious the Lord is, in providing that Marmite can be obtained by Anyone, Anywhere In The World, by means of the internet!

[Big Grin]

IJ

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That's a lovely rose.

This weekend has been seriously hot, so not the best weekend to walk some more of the Norfolk Coast Path and Peddars Way. I walked from Cley-next-the-Sea to Wells-next-the-Sea yesterday and decided that the only way to walk today was to start very early, so started at 6:45am from Wells-next-the-Sea to Burnham Overy Staithe - which was the most convenient place to pick up the 10:25 Coast Hopper and get out of the sun as it hotted up. Wells YHA is another amazing building, one of the smaller hostels and what looks like a converted chapel or church room with that sort of angled roof and beams upstairs in the rooms. There were also skylights on the in the rooms rather than windows, and ours was wide open to the light.

Holkham Beach is pretty incredible, four miles of sand - (the coast path is slightly inland, but I reckoned barefoot on the sand was more fun.

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I'm heading to Thornham next weekend - seems to be a bit of an SoF place of pilgrimage around those parts at the moment.

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If you're in Thornham, have a look at the church:

http://www.norfolkchurches.co.uk/thornham/thornham.htm

My Norfolk geography's a little hazy, but, if you've time, pop into Walsingham as well..

Our Ladye Will Be Pleased.

[Snigger]

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quote:
Originally posted by Bishops Finger:
If you're in Thornham, have a look at the church:

http://www.norfolkchurches.co.uk/thornham/thornham.htm

My Norfolk geography's a little hazy, but, if you've time, pop into Walsingham as well..

Our Ladye Will Be Pleased.

[Snigger]

IJ

If the weather is as it is currently I shall probably spend a fair amount of time lying on the floor of the church.

The Theotokos will not be troubled with my company however, for the prosaic reason that I don't drive and getting around that area by bus takes a very long time. I shall be spending extensive periods being publicly transported hither and thither as it is.

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Curiosity killed ...

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Thunderbunk - Thornham is on the CoastHopper bus route, and there's a steam train from Wells-next-the-Sea to Walsingham, it's not impossible.

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Well, I know the feeling, having at the moment to use the bus all the time - and I suspect that our local buses here run considerably more frequently than those in Norfolk.....

However, it will be a pleasant way by which to see the county, so happy travelling!

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quote:
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Thunderbunk - Thornham is on the CoastHopper bus route, and there's a steam train from Wells-next-the-Sea to Walsingham, it's not impossible.

It's more the time really - it will take me two hours to get there, and two hours to get back - and I'm in the same county. The journey will already involve CoastHopping from Sheringham.

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I love the north Norfolk coast - some of the beaches are just glorious. When I was a kid we often used to have our family holidays in Hunstanton, although we did once branch out adventurously and stay at a campsite in Wells Next the Sea instead. I have really fond memories of those holidays, although it's been a million years since I was last in that neck of the woods.

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Bishops Finger
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CK is right - the Wells & Walsingham Light Railway (laid on the trackbed of an old standard-gauge British Railways line) is worth a visit, and the modest Walsingham station is only a short walk from the Shrine...

http://www.wellswalsinghamrailway.co.uk/

Our Ladye will be pleased....

IJ

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(Cross-posted with others)

O well, never mind - another day, maybe?

IJ

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I haven't travelled out to Walsingham and I stayed in Wells-next-the-Sea last night. Saturday lunchtime I took the CoastHopper from Sheringham to Cley and again today from Burnham Overy Staithe to Kings Lynn to get back.

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My last week was kind of crappy. Short version: I am in a two-person job with someone who would prefer to be working alone. I was supposed to be changing team (yay!) but had to wait until someone was found to replace me. They found someone but a long wait ensued because she had three months’ notice from her old job. On Friday afternoon, two days before she was supposed to start, she changed her mind and isn’t coming anymore and I can’t move to the other team and everyone is very, very annoyed (the HR manager looked like she’d been crying). Booooo.

Solution: Saturday morning trip to the hairdresser’s. I think I’ve finally found a good one in Paris where they do what you tell them to and don’t charge you a mortgage. After that we went round the shops in search of a Red Dress™. I found a very cute one printed with little birds (Parisian sparrows, or “piafs” – that’s where Edith’s stage name came from). Everything is now better.

It is 32° and we are all wilting slightly.

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quote:
Originally posted by la vie en rouge:
It is 32° and we are all wilting slightly.

Only slightly?! [Overused] It's 32° in the garden, and I've spent the last hour collapsed in the (north-facing) front room as it's only about 25-27° in there. Have just braved upstairs to turn computers off after virus-scanning and check the Ship. I think it's 28° up here...
Back down to get another cold drink, methinks! (Although the freezer is in the 30° zone of the house [Ultra confused] )

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Bishops Finger
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S'warm here, too, and there is Work to be done in and around the episcopal palace, but not until it gets a bit cooler.

Now, how many bottles of ALE are there in the fridge?

IJ

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la vie en rouge
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Toasty as it is, I think our heat is easier to keep out on account of being drier. By opening everything at night to let the cooler air in and then keeping all the windows and shutters closed during the day, the place stays fairly bearable. Our current apartment is also much cooler than our old place (which was on the fifth floor and due South).

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Yes, it's the humidity and mugginess that are so enervating.

Thunderstorm, anyone? Clears the air nicely!

IJ

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Nothing nearer than Spain according to the lightning map. And there, not in Portugal, sadly. And perhaps not with rain. As the storms in Portugal were dry.
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quote:
Originally posted by Bishops Finger:
Yes, it's the humidity and mugginess that are so enervating.

Thunderstorm, anyone? Clears the air nicely!

IJ

Not always. There are times I've wanted a thunderstorm and got one, only to find it was a dry thunderstorm; no rain at all. Better to have a proper downpour along with it.

What's getting me is the stillness. Normally, I can open a window on either side of my flat and the slightest breeze gets funnelled into some kind of slipstream that can blow loose papers about. But yesterday I had the windows open and yet nothing stirred.

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We had the first half of our First Communions on Saturday. The poor mites were stood there in their white dresses and shirt and ties, melting over the altar, especially with a church rammed to the gills with family and friends. Luckily no fainting.

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Ha! On such an occasion, the Waving Of Liturgical Flags/Banners/Whatever would help cool the Masses (pardon the pun).

IJ

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