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    Chris Evans already had a new job .
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    chameleon is out of the water for antifouling and anodes, good thing too there was a lot of electrolysis on the prop and we had to have it fettled and rebalanced just gone back on pic 2
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    Sailed from WRC then onto Oulton Broad yacht station. All four boats moored on the floating pontoons. A spot of fishing n sailing. Some of us didn’t venture out watched film onboard. Today sailed at 0800 for Gelderstone village and the Wherry pub. 3 x Hr DTS playing darts. Then came the fun bit. Four astern full length of the dike - no problem! Now at Beccles for overnight, after dinner and we are in the pub yet again. There is no way this lot, me included will keep this pace up much longer Griff
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    Hi peoples, how's things? life has been busy and i have not kept up with forum life. Summer came and went, Autumn is here and the end of the season is nigh, well what can i say? We started something new in a place that people dont instantly think to go for a day boat, we used boats that were new to the broads, Promotion was lacking and the day to day running was mostley done by a guy who had never worked full time on a hire fleet. We've had customers, we've had local support, kind words and some lovely reviews. I personally could not have asked for more from this year, i'm pretty sure we have laid a solid foundation going forward. This seed may have been planted by myself and i nurtured it a lot as it sprouted, but this has been a team effort and many have played their part, I thank them all (I'm sure Andy does too). A last note to those who have not yet come down to River Green for a little jaunt out in one of our boats, you have until the end of the Autumn half term otherwise you will have to wait until next season starts.
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    Lol guys, was called Dart Tag, now Dart Charge. Or, when desperate, Blackwall Tunnel as alternatives. The thought of me taking the Passat apart and reassembling on the northern bank conjures up many thoughts.
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    Where Locks Lane crosses the river and becomes a footpath at Geldesdon.
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    Nope Peter Capaldi didn't float my boat either as the Doctor and we were very apprehensive about Jodie bringing the female touch but was pleasantly surprised, going to take it one episode at a time as see how it goes.
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    So, after having crewed up Friday evening , amazingly all crew in correct cabins on correct boats. Into Norada for the remainder of the evening. Sailed from H.W’s Saturday at 1045 for the Bridge Inn at Acle, we made it too. One or our group now renamed gnasher has had his whole top rack removed. Unbeknown to him we had arranged to show our support. He had not a clue until after the photo was taken
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    Grendel It's known as roadcraft Something that everyone should use. seems quite a few drivers nowadays. Get in, switch on and remove brain before letting in the clutch.
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    I well remember a friend at college, Harrison by name, who had bought a pair of Levi's that could only be described as already being a snug fit. However not as snug as Harrison wished so he too resorted to the bath treatment, very effective it was, but with complications. Once shrunk they were so tight that he was unable to get them off! He could turn them down enough to perform a 'number two' but they had shrunk remarkably well to his calves and thighs. After four or five weeks even Harrison had to admit that the growing aroma outweighed the perceived attraction of having the tightest trousers in Lincoln! He eventually cut the stitching and once they were off, and washed, one of the girls in the fashion department set colourful gussets into the legs thus creating a pair of 'ahead of their time', outlandish 'loon pants'.
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    Thank you to all who have supported the stand I've taken - both on this forum and elsewhere. Thanks also to those who haven't simply believed me, but have asked questions. It's a shame that more members of the Broads Authority don't do the same. But sadly, most of them just believe what they're told, without asking the probing questions or checking the facts. If that were true, I would have long since apologised and probably resigned for having made wrongful allegations. The fact is that the allegations were never investigated. The independent barrister was asked to investigate whether, by making the allegations, I had breached the code of conduct. My position was that telling the truth could surely not be a breach of the code. But the scope of the investigation specifically excluded considering whether what I'd said was true. Nobody, other than the Chief Executive, has ever made a judgement on the veracity of what I said. And he simply declared my allegations to be false - and refused to meet me to discuss them. Because he's the Chief Executive, he only has to tell members that he's investigated, and they believe him. He claims to have spent 3 days doing this, but was unable to tell the hearings committee what form his 3 day investigation took. The Authority's own solicitor conceded last month at the Local Plan Examination that the planning appeals and injunction at Thorpe Island did not relate to the river bank, and did not confirm the abandonment of moorings there. This is the exact opposite of what members were told last year and confirms two of my key points - yet the Chief Executive continues to say that there was no truth in my allegations. The barrister was quite clear that the sensible way forward was an informal resolution. This advice was roundly ignored by the hearings panel and, in turn, the full Authority. They even altered the procedure part-way through to remove the possibility of an informal resolution, and refused to meet me. Ultimately this isn't about me. I've never been a member of the navigation committee or the Broads Authority for my own benefit - in fact it has made my life much more difficult. Especially when it comes to dealing with the planners! So I take my removal on the chin, and accept it as a consequence of standing up for the truth. The only harm is to the toll payers and stakeholders who've lost a voice. But more importantly, at what point does someone in government realise that the BA is out of control, and take decisive action? Direct elections have never been more relevant or urgent.
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    I seem to recall a news report from Australia a year or so back when some had "sustained injuries not compatible with living", after rolling around the floor laughing my gruesome bits off at someone else's misfortune I thought what is wrong with good old fashioned DEAD/DECEASED/EXPIRED/CEASED TO BE/EX-PERSON/PINING FOR THE FJORDS?????
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    Dear Sir, *Cough *rasp *wheeze the correct modern terminology to use is 'vitally challenged'! A snuffist is a professional snuff-taker, although I can see how confusion can occur. My Aunt Maud was the captain of the Stalham Spinster Snufflers Formation Snuff Snorting Side in the late 1920's. Sadly she became vitally challenged during the 1929 final when she accidentally sneezed having consumed two vindaloos and three pints of Pernod during the semi-final celebrations the previous night. Due to her smoking a woodbine at the time of the incident the coroner had a hard time finding the cause of her being vitally challenged and therefore recorded it as a tobacco-related injury. The term 'snuffed it' was coined in his final report and refers to the 'means' and not the result. I hope this has given you some insight. Yours faithfully St John Goitscuttle Crene-Smith
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    could someone kindly explain to me how a post expressing concern for the wellbeing of Gracie managed to morph into a discussion about the merits (or not) of washing powder? Priceless!! Regards, Carole
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    Years ago now when Robin Hood airport was RAF Finningley, some of the married quarters displayed a box of ‘OMO’ in a window. Apparently it was to signify ‘Old Man Out’ Griff
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    Whiter than white. My God to get things white these days like your towels you have to go to such lengths. Aerial tabs , Vanish Crystal white, a descaling tablet and softener. I am sure years ago your OMO, Persil, Daz, etc whitened your washing without all of this added stuff. My Nan used to bung it all in the Copper as she called it. Mondays was wash day, whether it was snowing , foggy or pouring with rain, it was wash day. Genuine folk do not get offended it is only a sad minority in this country.
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    Going back to the late 60's early 70's when the only Levi's you could buy were the un-shrunk type. A friend of mine to make sure they fitted well decided to sit in the bath with the said jeans on, he thought it would be a good idea to put in most of the packet of soap flakes into the water which ended up almost with him and the jeans stuck in the quagmire of set soap flakes. Regards Alan
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    Seems that the modern culture has become. I'm offended by everything! If it does not fit my point of view, I will be offended and let everyone know so. Social media has made this so much easier but. What ever happened to live and let live?
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    How true that is! Only in the last couple of weeks someone was nearly hauled over the coals for using the expression ‘whiter than white’. They were accused of being racist! An innocent expression taken completely out of context. At least in that particular case the accuser had to eat humble pie (can I say that or is it discriminatory in some way?) smellyloo uses the term ‘us oldies’ but, with a few exceptions, I have little idea of how old members are or indeed how long they have been members.
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    Bad with Quality Street,,,, but with "After eight" bloody unforgivable !!!
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    In a moment of weakness my wife and I had our first four quid Quality Street selection the other day, they lasted about twenty hours! Is this the first step to being a waddling porker, again?
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    I had a friend at boarding school who not only stuttered but, as he himself admitted, he needed his RRRRs rolled, a statement which always gave much merriment to all but my friend. Us brats always knew him as per, per, per, per Poll Gwave Bwown, or Per for short, perhaps Vaughan remembers him? I was to meet him many years later, his elocution and Rrrrrrs rolling lessons had obviously worked wonders. Was I tempted to revert to stuttering myself, that always started him off! I must have been a horrible child!
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    Can I suggest you only buy red wine to drink then....wouldn't want any, errrrrr, mishaps, if you see what I mean!!

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