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TheLurker

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An anyone advise how over the next three weeks I’m going to get my chores done while Dr B (Mrs) is at work. I feel it might be a challenge.
Get up at sparrow fart O'clock, make Dr. B (Mrs) her breakfast (brownie points; for the accrual of. See later note.) whizz through chores in the ack emma.  Collapse in a heap in front of the haunted fishtank for the last couple of hours of each stage? 

This suggestion predicated on the assumption that most road stages will be the usual, "Near suicidal breakaway by relative unknowns earning their sponsor lots of TV coverage swallowed up in the last 20/10/5 (delete as appropriate) KM  by the 'big' boys."

For mountain stage and TT days exchange your carefully hoarded brownie points, see note above, for a chitty excusing you from household duties.

I think that covers it. :D
Τα πιο όμορφα ταξίδια γίνονται με τις δικές μας δυνάμεις - Φίλοι του Ποδήλατου

ElyDave

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there is no hoarding of brownie points here,

hence I have two screens in my office, one for the work and one for the watching of cycling/listening to cricket etc.  COnference calls can cause problems.
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Basil

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Nice to see a Pride flag (just the one) placed on the street near our house for the Llandysul Carnival for the first time this year.  :thumbsup:

Well played Llandysul Community Coucil. Well played.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Talking of carnivals, it's St Pauls carnival today. I walked through the edge of it and my ears are still ringing. (That might make me sound like a grumpy old git but I quite like the fact there's a carnival, it's just I don't personally have the ears for it.)

Talking of Pride flags, a family (mum, dad, teenage girl) on the train back from Bath were waving one. I think they were on their way back from London, and as they didn't get off in Brizzle, they must have been continuing to deepest Zummerzet (Weston or Taunton).
A cup of tea is the perfect bridge between real life and cake.

Guy

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Curried Seagull!

Quote
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-48832481

A "bright orange" bird that was rescued by concerned members of the public turned out to be a seagull covered in curry or turmeric.
What duck?

ElyDave

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There was something similar a few years ago down in Wales I think, seagulls seem to have a thing for currry
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

For mountain stage and TT days exchange your carefully hoarded brownie points, see note above, for a chitty excusing you from household duties.

I think that covers it. :D
Nah.  Nowhere near.  It's a basic law pf physics that the Brownie Point gets devalued just before you need to use it, devalued to the point that it just becomes smaller than the credit required.

DAMHIKT

Kim

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There was something similar a few years ago down in Wales I think, seagulls seem to have a thing for currry

I think seagulls have a thing for anything that  a) stolen  and  b) edible.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

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ElyDave

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There was something similar a few years ago down in Wales I think, seagulls seem to have a thing for currry

I think seagulls have a thing for anything that  a) stolen  and  b) edible.

trufax ^^
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Basil

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A news headline just popped up on my phone. "Intruder breaks into Buckingham Palace while queen sleeps metres away".
How many metres?  5? 50? 500? 5000?
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And remember that friends who organise things on Facebook aren't proper friends anyway.

A news headline just popped up on my phone. "Intruder breaks into Buckingham Palace while queen sleeps metres away".
How many metres?  5? 50? 500? 5000?
What, agen? It really is about time they got some improved security at the palace, there’s always some scallywag breaking in.
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

Kim

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Yeahbut the security's there to stop people from *leaving*.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Looking at the people they invite, the odd intruder probably raises the tone of the place.
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Yeahbut the security's there to stop people from *leaving*.
Wot, you mean the Queen is actually a prisoner?  :o
<i>Marmite slave</i>

Yeahbut the security's there to stop people from *leaving*.
Wot, you mean the Queen is actually a prisoner?  :o
Well I’ve only ever seen her away from one of her bastions with a large group of heavily armed guards so it all points that way ...
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

ian

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Apparently subdeck three have blocked their loos again with paper towels. Named and shamed. I have no idea what department is on subdeck three. It's probably the PiX from Thorogorf IV.
!nataS pihsroW

For several nights now I've heard a strange noise from outside my flat.   Looking down into the carpark below, it's a chap in a shellsuit, pacing backwards & forwards while flinging his hands behind him to slap himself on the back, hence the noise.  He's out there now.  Rather odd.  Some new exercise fad I've not heard about ?  Religious self flagellation ?


And every night since. No more back slapping, just pacing up & down in the car park with big headphones on.   He must have seriously bad taste in music. (someone complained to the security chap about mine last night, said it was too loud! I turned it off at 11PM like the lease says.)


Still going on.  He's out there now.   If I was in one of the ground floor flats I'd be a tad annoyed.   No one seems to have complained though .
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I feel tha tomorrow morning’s weekly weigh in is unlikely to show the continued fall of recent weeks largely due to the mumble pints and large pizza consumed earlier this evening.
Noe to self: must try harder next week. 
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

fuzzy (retd.) AAGE

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Apparently subdeck three have blocked their loos again with paper towels. Named and shamed. I have no idea what department is on subdeck three. It's probably the PiX from Thorogorf IV.

Set the facilities crew on them.
WhenI worked at the school, blue towel roll was regularly flushed and it ended up skinning the top of the on site pumping station causing the float valves to lay on the skin and not activate.
A summer day spent with the pumping station sump lid up and the float valve in your hand until a several of thousands of gallons of shit had pumped away was a bit smelly.
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If it ain't bad for you it ain't worth doing

ian

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That was the facilities droid (we outsource looking after things to humans and they subcontract them to robots). The same ones who put up the PLEASE REFRAME FROM PUTTING PAPER TOWELS DOWN THE TOILET. Evidently they didn't reframe.
!nataS pihsroW

ElyDave

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Apparently subdeck three have blocked their loos again with paper towels. Named and shamed. I have no idea what department is on subdeck three. It's probably the PiX from Thorogorf IV.

Set the facilities crew on them.
WhenI worked at the school, blue towel roll was regularly flushed and it ended up skinning the top of the on site pumping station causing the float valves to lay on the skin and not activate.
A summer day spent with the pumping station sump lid up and the float valve in your hand until a several of thousands of gallons of shit had pumped away was a bit smelly.

piece of string to tie up float valve an go for a cuppa, surely?
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Kim

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Or a student in need of punishment...
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

fuzzy (retd.) AAGE

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Needed to be constantly monitored because:-

a) Students left anywhere near the vcinity would cause more trouble.
b) The pumping station pumped towards an inspection hatch at the bottom of the school field. Blockage there caused shit geysers that would take swathes of the field out of operation.
c) Beyond the inspection hatch was a housing estate with other insection hatches. No one wants weeks of school shit exploding into their gardens.....
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The mark of a true cyclist - prepared to try anything on offer

If it ain't bad for you it ain't worth doing

Kim

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The pumping station pumped towards an inspection hatch at the bottom of the school field. Blockage there caused shit geysers that would take swathes of the field out of operation into the rugby rotation.

FTFY
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...