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  • Sorry. No progress Marcus. Stuck at 43. 15mm of ice on my pond overnight. Lucky I switched the pump off yesterday.
  • I am pressed for time just now Markus. I want to get new planters filled with compost and grit etc before they freeze solid overnight. That would make tomorrow's tasks ever more difficult. I have not given up
  • There seems to be no mention of alcohol Mike, and she has admitted that she was on the wrong side of the road. What bugs me is that she doesn't have diplomatic immunity but she managed to use that to get out of the UK. Trump has said that she will n…
  • Mike, She had been questioned by the police here and there was no mention of her having had alcohol or she would have been charged there and then. She agreed to be available for further questioning but decided to leg it. It was obviously an accident…
  • I've contacted Boris and he says that you can drive on the wrong side of the road here if you want. You can even kill somebody whilst doing so but ensure that you have Diplomatic Immunity in place first. Donald was playing golf when I rang him but …
  • While stitching up the hand of a 75 year old farmer, who got cut on a gate while working cattle, the rural doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. Eventually the topic got around to Donald Trump and his appointment to Presicent. “Well, ya…
  • Came across this on Youtube whilst looking for Alpine rock art.
  • Carschenna: . One of the most interesting open air Rock Art sites in the Swiss Alps is situated at Carschenna, Rethic Alps (Graubunden - CH), where Latin derived languages melt with German ones. The first engraved rocks were discovered in 1965, duri…
  • Thanks Mike. I'll have a look for it. The ones at Valcamonica are impressive. I'd no idea they even existed. Yes I believe we did investigate Russian interference in the Brexit campaign as Popeye Clinton alleges. This would have been undertaken by o…
  • Valcamonica in the Italian Alps ring a bell Mike?
  • You slipped up there Mike. You could have handed the wheel over to your driving instructor and given her helpful directions from outside the vehicle. ;))
  • Some digging has revealed that the first roads were built through the Alps in the first century by the Romans probably by slave labour. Most appear to have been constructed in Medieval times. They were only meant to be crossed on foot or with pack …
  • You're right Mike. I found some notorious adrenaline junkie roads in the Alps by doing a specific Google search for them this morning. They are all gravel roads, not tarred ones. You need a 4x4 if you intend to survive the journey. We have plenty o…
  • Calum's Road footage had obviously been greatly speeded up to reduce the file size Ken. Even 20mph is taking a risk. Some corners about 5mph perhaps. Did you see the condition of the actual road surfaces? Slip off the edge and you're likely to remai…
  • I've scoured YouTube for Alpine roads Mike and they are tame,tame, TAME compared to anything in the video I posted. White lines down the centres of all of the roads, no snow poles, no passing places, no-one having to reverse up a road barely wider t…
  • The following clip speaks for itself. It lasts for quite a long time but it's time well spent. We have driven thousands of miles on roads far narrower and twisting than the worst ones you'll see here. Enjoy!
  • Is she related to a certain spinach-loving sailor? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2019-50382668
  • The full solution in case anyone else wants it.
  • Easy? Was that the word you used Ken? Easy! That was one very complicated little number indeed. It is riddled with key cards that are trapped and finding ways to liberate them takes some doing. Consequently 3 partials are attached..... but no full s…
  • Interesting Ken. Californian coffee. Round and red just like the natives. ;)) Parts of the UK are considering growing Rice. Paddy fields were created here virtually overnight. What fantastic enthusiasm. :-j A tent Mike! Where would you hang you…
  • Somebody just grinding his beans maybe? ;)) Re your water shortage Mike, Israel now has a water surplus thanks to huge plants that desalinate sea water by reverse osmosis. A small, hot desert country can obviously afford it so it must be a lot chea…
  • Examine the theory/excuse that the poles have shifted a degree or two. Losing a mile on one side would mean that you'd add a mile on the opposite side. A simple compass reading would tell you that whoever dreamed this up is talking total nonsense. …
  • "Trump’s never going to stop giving we Brits the benefit of the collected wisdom of a country that's not even as old as some of the Queen’s cutlery" =)) Sue Parrott by email..
  • "Data indicates that the geographical poles have not deviated by more than about 5° over the last 130 million years, contradicting the hypothesis of a cataclysmic polar wander event" ................... or put more succinctly ........ It's complete…
  • Very true Ken. A lot of that heat has come from the endless Californian fires though. ;)) Australia has a bit of a problem too. " authorities say an "unprecedented" number of emergency-level bushfires are threatening the state of New South Wales (N…
  • Why Mike? Want to buy some? Let Donald know and we'll cut a deal. ;)). How are your fires getting on? I suspect you've seen footage of large parts of Northern and Central England in particular that have been badly flooded; other areas less so. A who…
  • I got lucky and won it at the first attempt Ken. Often just one good early decision is all that dictates whether you win or lose. You will probably win it from the first partial but a later partial is also attached if required.
  • Did the girl of his dreams tell him to get on his bike? He made a great decision. ;)) Would he have biked a million miles for one of her smiles? On the news this evening they showed a diagram with the Earth and the Moon on it. If you plot a line…