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We’ve had a Hurricane (aircraft) stooging about several times over the last month (we’re close to RAF Halton, and the passing out parades get a flypast), according to Flightradar24 it was built in Canada in 1942 and served its time there. Anyway, today we had the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Avro Lancaster do a couple of circuits at c800ft. Glorious noise.
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Cudzoziemiec

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4. Cut back on car washing
If you need to wash your car, do it the old-fashioned way with a bucket and soap rather than hosing it down. The water contained in a bucket (roughly 30 litres) is significantly less than the average that flows through a hose (around 15 litres per minute). Better yet, avoid washing your car entirely during a drought.
No mention of baby elephants...

https://theconversation.com/five-easy-ways-to-use-less-water-at-home-and-not-just-in-a-drought-187885
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IME lobbing a bucket of water over the car is rarely a water-efficient way to rinse it off.  But then I only wash cars for MOT tests and when something (hopefully not a baby elephant) has shat on the windscreen.

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Washing the car is something the garage does when it’s service time.
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We’ve had a Hurricane (aircraft) stooging about several times over the last month (we’re close to RAF Halton, and the passing out parades get a flypast), according to Flightradar24 it was built in Canada in 1942 and served its time there. Anyway, today we had the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Avro Lancaster do a couple of circuits at c800ft. Glorious noise.
Two Spitfires flew over the Scout camp during the week., side by side. Flightradar24 showed them coming out of Biggin Hill, so I guess the two seater sort from the outfit that Jurek had a go with. One was in D Day stripes. The Scouts thought it was brilliant.
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We’ve had a Hurricane (aircraft) stooging about several times over the last month (we’re close to RAF Halton, and the passing out parades get a flypast), according to Flightradar24 it was built in Canada in 1942 and served its time there. Anyway, today we had the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Avro Lancaster do a couple of circuits at c800ft. Glorious noise.
Two Spitfires flew over the Scout camp during the week., side by side. Flightradar24 showed them coming out of Biggin Hill, so I guess the two seater sort from the outfit that Jurek had a go with. One was in D Day stripes. The Scouts thought it was brilliant.

It is. Maybe 15 years ago my wife and I were down at the dead end of the village, leaning on a gate, when the full flight of Lancaster flanked by Hurricane and Spitfire went over at <500ft. The only comparable noise was that of a Vulcan I saw once flying over Thornton Heath (some 60 years ago). Or the Vogon constructor fleet.
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

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Washing the car is something the garage does when it’s service time.

This - call from my local garage (5 mins walk) "you car's ready, passed, no advisories, just being washed now".
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In other news I have now bought* and downloaded a text on overcoming procrastination and we’ll get around to reading it as soon as I stop finding fewer less important things to do.

*lie. It was free as part of my Kindle membership.
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I've just ordered a Yamaha Venovo. It's a little plastic saxophone type thing. I plan to wile away the evenings attempting to learn it as the country plunges into recession. I don't even particularly like saxophones that much, it's just I've always wanted to play El Bimbo, the music from the police academy movies that struck up whenever they went near the blue Oyster bar

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I watch quite a lot of YT stuff about woodwork, engineering, DIY etc and never cease to be amazed at the way people pour liquids from a plastic 5 litre (or similar) container that has the cap offset to one side  and slosh the contents al over the place as they pour with the opening at the bottom ???
(like this )

The effect is that the air that has to be displaced causes a surge in the liquid flow - surely people have been taught to pour with the opening at the top so that the air is displaced smoothly?

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The effect is that the air that has to be displaced causes a surge in the liquid flow - surely people have been taught to pour with the opening at the top so that the air is displaced smoothly?

No, never been taught that, but it's something I've learned from experience.

University of life, mate, innit.
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