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#21 ayjay

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 04:26 PM

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 Why do people live in countries where you have to put shoes on to walk from the beach to a toilet 20 feet away!!!!

 

I've experienced that here thanks Chesters, It was probably about 1959, my parents left my sister and I on the beach at Westward Ho and pushed off elsewhere for a few hours. The back of the beach was huge pebbles the size of dinner plates, by midday the tide was in and the pebbles were the only place you could be and you couldn't stand on them for very long. I don't remember how we got through it as it was too long ago and I was only 9, but I've never forgotten it, all I remember is hopping from one foot to another, (no shoes).



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Posted 09 December 2017 - 04:57 PM

 
I've experienced that here thanks Chesters, It was probably about 1959, my parents left my sister and I on the beach at Westward Ho and pushed off elsewhere for a few hours. The back of the beach was huge pebbles the size of dinner plates, by midday the tide was in and the pebbles were the only place you could be and you couldn't stand on them for very long. I don't remember how we got through it as it was too long ago and I was only 9, but I've never forgotten it, all I remember is hopping from one foot to another, (no shoes).

Yes that was just one time ,I hear its nearly everyday in the med ,think of the shoes you will have to buy ,bloody frogs

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 12:26 AM

 
 I've heard this saying since I was a kid back in the 1950s,so it looks like Pratchett must have heard it and thought it sounded good, and used it later in life. Authors do draw from life experiences.
 
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You're right there Gozzer, a few years ago my wife and I were on the ferry listening to a conversation going on between the members of a returning football team sitting opposite, woman was talking to a player who had 'become' a vegetarian, "So you don't eat meat?" "no." "What about bacon?" "No" "Ham?" "No." "What about that very thin ham?" "No."

Imagine my thoughts when I saw the same thing repeated on a 'Royle Family' episode a few months later!
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Posted 12 December 2017 - 09:58 AM

Why do people live in countries where you have to put shoes on to walk from the beach to a toilet 20 feet away!!!!

 

I went to Tenerife earlier this year, and made the rooky mistake on the first day of trying to walk to the pool in bare feet. Managed to style it out, but it bloody hurt! Why would you pave a path in a hot country with dark coloured tiles??



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Posted 12 December 2017 - 10:52 AM

I woke to -6 this morning....

 

Steve's story reminds me of the tale from Lismore in NSW where the folks got sick and tired of the barefoot "ferrals" living in a camp just outside town on the other side of the river.

When the bridge needed refurbishing, the walkways were covered in Aluminium plating.

Rumour has it that the choice of materials was deliberate.


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Species caught in 2018: Perch. Bream. Rainbow Trout. Brown Trout. Chub. Roach. Carp. European Eel.
Species caught in 2017: Siamese carp. Striped catfish. Rohu. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima.  Black Minnow Shark. Perch. Chub. Brown Trout. Pike. Bream. Roach. Rudd. Bleak. Common Carp.
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Posted 12 December 2017 - 03:49 PM

In llandudno at the mo -3 this morning 4 degrees now .No snow but can see plenty on Snowdon

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 05:46 PM

The weather outside has been rather pleasant today. Sunny and about 12 degrees.

I have been out in the garden finishing off the new chicken run.

Colder now though, down to 2 or 3 degrees


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Posted 12 December 2017 - 05:58 PM

Still bad enough here for me to have come home to an e-mail from Royal Mail saying they couldn't het to the property.


Edited by Ken L, 12 December 2017 - 05:59 PM.

Species caught in 2019: Pike. Bream. Tench. Chub. Common Carp. European Eel. Barbel. Bleak. Dace.
Species caught in 2018: Perch. Bream. Rainbow Trout. Brown Trout. Chub. Roach. Carp. European Eel.
Species caught in 2017: Siamese carp. Striped catfish. Rohu. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima.  Black Minnow Shark. Perch. Chub. Brown Trout. Pike. Bream. Roach. Rudd. Bleak. Common Carp.
Species caught in 2016: Siamese carp. Jullien's golden carp. Striped catfish. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Alligator gar. Rohu. Black Minnow Shark. Roach, Bream, Perch, Ballan Wrasse. Rudd. Common Carp. Pike. Zander. Chub. Bleak.
Species caught in 2015: Brown Trout. Roach. Bream. Terrapin. Eel. Barbel. Pike. Chub. 
Species caught in 2014: Striped catfish. Pacu. Giant gourami. Clown knife fish. Rohu. Siamese carp. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Roach. Bream. Perch. Rainbow trout. Chub. Common Carp, Ide. Brown Trout. Barbel. Mekong catfish. Jullien's golden carp. Alligator gar. Java barb.
Species caught in 2013: Mangrove Jack. Barramundi. Blubberlip snapper. Baracouda. Malabar grouper. Yellowfin Trevally. Chub. Brown Trout. Perch. Roach. Pike. European Eel. Bleak.
Species caught in 2012: Northern whiting. Moray eel. Barramundi. Snakehead murrel. Silver razorbelly minnow. Deccan Mahseer. Malabar mystus. Deccan rita. Spotted Malabar Grouper. Mangrove Jack. Indian sea catfish. Brown Trout. Chub. Perch. Roach. Rudd.
Species caught in 2011: Indian sea catfish. Sardine. Barramundi. Mangrove Jack. Deccan Mahseer. Record Humpbacked Mahseer. Yellow Fin Trevelly. Giant Trevelly. Chub. Brown Trout. Perch. Pike. Atlantic salmon. Dace. Minnow. Roach. Gudgeon. 
Species caught in 2010: Barramundi. Giant Trevelly. Moray eel. Indian sea catfish. Mangrove Jack. Deccan Mahseer. Humpback Mahseer. Chub. Brown Trout. Perch. Bass. Pike. 
Species caught in 2009: Chub. Perch. Pike. Pacu. Thai Striped Catfish. 
Species caught in 2008: Barramundi. p-i-k-e-y sea bream. Indian sea catfish. Guitarfish. Mangrove Jack. Mahseer. Squid (Not strictly a fish but it took a lure !). Emperor Sweetlip. Black Spot Snapper. Moray eel. Spangled Emperor. Bluecheek silver grunt. Yellow striped emperor. Vanikoro sweeper. Pike. Perch. Brown trout. Chub. Atlantic salmon.

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 06:13 PM

Still bad enough here for me to have come home to an e-mail from Royal Mail saying they couldn't het to the property.

Blimey how do they know it?
Pond complete ice and no Eskimos breaking the ice ,no ducks so the half loaf went to the little birds if they know what it is.
I wore a fleece over my t shirt and the zip seized so by half way home I was sweating ,hopefully it get colder longer

Edited by chesters1, 12 December 2017 - 06:25 PM.

Believe NOTHING anyones says or writes unless you witness  it yourself and even then your eyes can deceive you

 

There is only one opinion i listen to ,its mine and its ALWAYS right even when its wrong

 

Its far easier to curse the darkness than light one candle

 

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 10:18 AM

Well here we are again. Still below freezing and we're well into the morning and snow.
Just a dusting at the moment but enough to reflect off any sunshine and ensure it doesn't warm up.
It's due to be properly cold tonight and more snow on Friday and Saturday before it starts to slowly warm up.
Species caught in 2019: Pike. Bream. Tench. Chub. Common Carp. European Eel. Barbel. Bleak. Dace.
Species caught in 2018: Perch. Bream. Rainbow Trout. Brown Trout. Chub. Roach. Carp. European Eel.
Species caught in 2017: Siamese carp. Striped catfish. Rohu. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima.  Black Minnow Shark. Perch. Chub. Brown Trout. Pike. Bream. Roach. Rudd. Bleak. Common Carp.
Species caught in 2016: Siamese carp. Jullien's golden carp. Striped catfish. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Alligator gar. Rohu. Black Minnow Shark. Roach, Bream, Perch, Ballan Wrasse. Rudd. Common Carp. Pike. Zander. Chub. Bleak.
Species caught in 2015: Brown Trout. Roach. Bream. Terrapin. Eel. Barbel. Pike. Chub. 
Species caught in 2014: Striped catfish. Pacu. Giant gourami. Clown knife fish. Rohu. Siamese carp. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Roach. Bream. Perch. Rainbow trout. Chub. Common Carp, Ide. Brown Trout. Barbel. Mekong catfish. Jullien's golden carp. Alligator gar. Java barb.
Species caught in 2013: Mangrove Jack. Barramundi. Blubberlip snapper. Baracouda. Malabar grouper. Yellowfin Trevally. Chub. Brown Trout. Perch. Roach. Pike. European Eel. Bleak.
Species caught in 2012: Northern whiting. Moray eel. Barramundi. Snakehead murrel. Silver razorbelly minnow. Deccan Mahseer. Malabar mystus. Deccan rita. Spotted Malabar Grouper. Mangrove Jack. Indian sea catfish. Brown Trout. Chub. Perch. Roach. Rudd.
Species caught in 2011: Indian sea catfish. Sardine. Barramundi. Mangrove Jack. Deccan Mahseer. Record Humpbacked Mahseer. Yellow Fin Trevelly. Giant Trevelly. Chub. Brown Trout. Perch. Pike. Atlantic salmon. Dace. Minnow. Roach. Gudgeon. 
Species caught in 2010: Barramundi. Giant Trevelly. Moray eel. Indian sea catfish. Mangrove Jack. Deccan Mahseer. Humpback Mahseer. Chub. Brown Trout. Perch. Bass. Pike. 
Species caught in 2009: Chub. Perch. Pike. Pacu. Thai Striped Catfish. 
Species caught in 2008: Barramundi. p-i-k-e-y sea bream. Indian sea catfish. Guitarfish. Mangrove Jack. Mahseer. Squid (Not strictly a fish but it took a lure !). Emperor Sweetlip. Black Spot Snapper. Moray eel. Spangled Emperor. Bluecheek silver grunt. Yellow striped emperor. Vanikoro sweeper. Pike. Perch. Brown trout. Chub. Atlantic salmon.