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  1. Look who we saw on the Ant earlier!!!!
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  2. that presumes the man has control of the remote
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  3. Hello, All parish clerks on our database are emailed directly inviting them to the Parish Forum events.
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  4. Getting back to somewhere near the topic, I've just returned from Loddon, where the matter of the BNP sign that had been erected in the town was on the agenda of tonight's parish council meeting. For reasons that weren't disclosed, the email about the sign, sent out by the BA, was never presented to the council , so they never replied to it. In accordance with their policy, the BA took the silence to indicate acceptance and had the sign erected. This did not go down well with the PC, nor did they support the notion of the Broads being called a national park. They decided unanimously to as
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  5. In response to the article a BA spokesman said, "The road sign aims to benefit the community by attracting visitors..." Really? The sign is in Loddon. If someone can see it, they've already arrived! What utter nonsense.
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  6. On Monday night I had a dream and alright I admit it was about a lady. The lady in question was, of course, Chiltern Lady. I was solo helming down the Bure on a strong ebbing tide in order to cross Breydon. I must have got my timings a bit wrong and arrived at Gt Yarmouth YS way before slack water. With the buzz of rushing past the YS at 8 mph on tick over, I attempted to turn at the yellow post only to be pushed sideways with both The tide and a strong wind (Ciara) on the starboard side. Pushing the throttle fully forward I managed to face the bow into the wind and tide. Howeve
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  7. No, I haven't had a sheltered life at all, I grew up in a couple of council estates and went to a school which eventually got closed down because it was 12th from bottom in the tables, so it's easier ti close it because they failed to bring it round. That was a great many years after I left though. Your point about the issues re soap operas have in their story lines is exact as Helen says, they are rare occurances, but according to script writers, are happening every day in every street, which quite clearly they aren't. Remember that God awful programme Peeky Blinders?, look at a
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  8. Normality resumed. Sorry Speedtriple, I disagree. I always question my beliefs, all of them. It has happened that I have been wrong on occasions, something I would not have learned had I not seen and accepted another persons point of view. Not to do this would mean going through life learning nothing, listening to nobody but telling everybody ones own views whilst calling them "Facts" I do wonder at what stage in your life did you realised that everything you knew was correct?
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  9. Thank you. Right and proper reaction by the PC, I hope that other PC's follow suit.
    4 points
  10. If it comes around again watch "The Painted Boats" It depicts a story of a family running a horse drawn narrowboat and latterly converted to a motor boat on the canals during WW2. Along with "The Bargee" it shows some interesting shots of the canals in their day. "The Bargee" was a light hearted story with Harry H Corbett but "The Painted Boats" was more historical. Incidentally, and totally off topic (apologies) if you ever get anywhere near a narrowboat with one of those old Bolinder engines as fitted in those days it is a wonderous sound.
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  11. Sadly I think that’s very true. I was picking out some veggies in a supermarket when a fairly elderly gent barged in front of me and grabbed something. I muttered ‘manners maketh man’ to which a lady asked me to repeat what I had said to her husband. I did so and she then told me I shouldn’t have been standing there anyway! Manners cost nothing but I do think they make life a lot more pleasurable.
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  12. So, where was I? Tuesday Evening Robin collected us, three of us spent the evening in Norwich. Back onboard very late. Wednesday morning, stunning close up display from pair of otters, filmed them, will upload to YouTube when home. It was the off to home berth to collect a third crew member for a few days onboard with us. The wind over Barton was ‘Stiff’. Sailed about midday for a side on overnight mooring at Ranworth. This time 7ft8” at Ludham Bridge so no repeat of Tuesdays nightmare Griff
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  13. A unanimous decision. That should speak volumes about true local feeling on this issue.
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  14. After a not very nice day coming home.What happened I think was unacceptable. Coming home from Cannon street a young girl spent 20 odd minutes on her mobile taking to someone,saying how she would like to beat someone up in no uncertain terms. She was very drunk .Just to make matters worse some idiot pulled the alarm, which had to be reset by the driver.Was this young girl quite bo ever one heard.Then she light a cigarette, by then I heard enough ,and of course had her abuse aimed at me.Sorry but dont accept rubbish from a low life like her.I know I am getting old,but wont accept acceptable
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  15. Now when we left Irstead I had put far too much credit on t meter, we left 78p behind, not well chuffed. However on arriving at Ranworth Staithe there was 87p on the meter - Bargain, what goes round comes round. We spent from 1430-ish right through to 2200 in the pub!, but we were pacing sensibly so no issues. Thursday, sailed for Wroxham via an in / out of Salhouse & Wroxham Broads, just cos we could. Plenty of Pike fishermen on the river. Arrived at the Bridge to find only 6ft2” airdraft available. B.B were toppers, the likes of us not permitted into NBD so Hotel W
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  16. I was talking to a resident of Acle today. The resident informed me that the majority of residents are hopping mad about the National Park lying signs being displayed Griff
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  17. Rag, Tag and Bobtail was my favourite!
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  18. Shout to somebody ashore to get a supply of underpants and toilet rolls to drop off a bridge onto your boat.
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  19. I think you are right there mate. Thankfully I am retired now but I used to work with a load of women who in their tiny minds thought East Enders was real and behaved the same as the actors. Bruises have now gone and my brain has now recovered!
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  20. Carried on out to sea, nipped over to Holland and brought us all a stick of rock or a bottle of Bols back from Kanaal Strasse!
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  21. Grange Hill, East-Enders, Jeremy Kyle, bring back Mrs Whitehouse!
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  22. Yes, I have led a sheltered life (thankfully), but as a realist I know I some people have always behaved badly. I just think that the pressure to have interesting story lines lead soaps to present what would normally be aberrant behaviour as the norm. Gossip magazines and the way that a lot of ‘celebrities’ behave don’t help. When I was a kid it seemed that good behaviour was upheld as a role model. Given the relentless outpouring of stories focussed on bad models of behaviour, I don’t find it surprising that standards have slipped.
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  23. A biscuit factory was probably a "reserved occupation" and they look to be getting on a bit, for an immediate "call up". They may well have volunteered though, as so many did. Among officers, by far the highest casualties in WW1 were second lieutenants, and lieutenant colonels. This was for the obvious reason that a young subaltern always leads his platoon into battle and a Lt. colonel always leads his battalion. This is a fascinating story, many thanks Carol!
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  24. What dreadful news .i can only offer my deepest of condolences to Craigs family and to the forum members who knew him personally .i only had the pleasure when we corresponded via Email when i was doing research on a boat i had at the time A true broadsman in my Eyes and may he rest in peace Finny
    2 points
  25. I think ‘soaps’ have also contributed. They are supposed to reflect life, but are so sensationalised. I’m sure some me silly people take them as a model of how people normally behave. Real life copying fiction.
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  26. You are quite right Grendel except the problem started before the internet became generally available, it started when we as a nation became to liberal in our approach, when schools were no longer able to discipline their charges, when the Police were no longer allowed to deal with hooligans without the fear of being prosecuted themselves, when parents couldn't be bothered to bring their children up properly and the justice system started treating the criminal element as victims instead of perpetrators, subsequently each generation became progressively worse because of the leniency of their pa
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  27. We have been up there on a day boat hired from Whispering Reeds Boatyard, Hickling. Much easier than trying to sail up there. We’ve tried sailing up there three times on a Hunters boat. The first time we just collected too much weed on our rudder (weed cutting machine very busy upriver), so much that we lost steerage. Second time we gave up early because we could see that another sailey had already bagged out intended destination of Dungeon Corner. Third time was our unfortunate mud lark on Martham. Our vote is for the day boat option.
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  28. talking of the bargee i arrive home and guess whats playing right now , the bargee no less.
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  29. just get a council gritter to drop some off
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  30. The motto of Winchester College and New College Oxford. There is confusion as to who to attribute the saying to, William Horman a Head Master of Eton who also taught at Winchester or William of Wykeham a Bishop at Winchester Cathedral.
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  31. I always liked Sooty and the Flowerpot Men. My old dad bless him as he is now gone liked The Magic Roundabout.
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  32. mind you, when I think of the happenings during lads week in october, well lets just say there are certain parallels
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  33. Now that's just what I was thinking
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  34. That Oil tray statement was certainly true of the original Triumphs back in their previous manufacturing days, but certainly not with the modern current generation of models. Had my Tiger 1050 from brand new,, nearly 13 years old now 30’000miles and not a drop of oil has it ever shown. That is not unusual as other owners I talk to state the same Griff
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  35. This might work https://www.broads-authority.gov.uk/about-us/how-we-work/broads-engage/parish-forum
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  36. Sorry, cannot post a link but found this on the BA website. Broads Parish Forum / The next Parish Forum event is scheduled for Wednesday 18 March 2020, 6.30pm-8.30pm, Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road, Norwich NR1 1RY. It appears only to be for Chair or Parish clerks but it may be worthwhile finding out if your Parish is going to attend!
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  37. Wonderful, thanks for posting! The journal was really interesting and the photos the icing on the cake. I think you’d get arrested nowadays for wearing a ‘certain swimsuit’ that features though. LOL.
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  38. Sorry but dont think tv is the problem. What I do think is the problem is as said here dambing down of standards. People of my age were taught respect of parents , and all adults, be they teachers, Police etc.Too much freedom now.Freedom is great and should be embraced. Sadly that seems not to be the case now.Thats why so many young people are involved in knife crime. Thick society needs to re balance before it's too late.
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  39. Hi Ian, to see or especially to accept another point of view would mean you never have any faith or belief in your own view, so it`s no surprise when people don`t do it. However, i think it more important (as do many) to "respect" another persons point of view or opposition. I`ve disagreed with many posts and points of view on this forum for a great many years, marshman would agree to that, as would Strowager from the past, and a number of others. But i have, and always will respect their point of view and opinions, as well as their rite to aire them, no matter how barking mad the
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  40. I absolutely 100% totally agree with you. Karen (much to my dismay) watches earbenders and emmerdale religiously, even recording it incase she misses it, or we go out. She glued to the bloody things, and i hate them. Of late, they`ve had really nasty story lines with murder, stalking, rape, all the most vile of story lines. You know full well whenever they have a marraige in the script, someone is going to bed the bride or groom the week or day before the wedding. They are just plain awful, and i honestly think they should be banned, as they don`t "represent" what happens every day in real li
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  41. Acid rain and lake Eutrophication is another topic believed to have been one thing and now proven ( oops that inconvenient truth) sorry to be something else entirely. It only took one simple agricultural study to overturn 30 years of belief and assumption. Science is fun but not for the feint hearted. John! Eutrophication is also hard to say after a few beers. Or even before a beer. Allogenic, Autogenic, fractional distillation, semi quantitative mass spectrometry, flow cytometry, complement cascade, anti TNF (2nd gen) antigenic fragment, molecular conjugation. There is an enti
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  42. Oops! Sorry about that🥴. Hope the buses work better .
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  43. If that arch is the bridge in your photo, that measurement should be in inches and not feet.
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  44. You mean spending a lot of time in the pub I guess?
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  45. A humbling thought. I suspect that a number of the crew were what one might have called 'officer class' from which the casualties were proportionately higher than those from 'the ranks'.
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  46. standards and respect for others nowadays seem to be the last thing on a lot of the younger generations minds, (actually its not just the younger generation any more) I feel I have watched the standards of courtesy dropping throughout my life, and those standards probably are now only kept to by my parents generation, and a few of our generation that were brung up proper. there does seem to be a generation out there whose only concern is for themselves and what is in it for them. of course there are exceptions, these are the nice people we meet, but as always its those that behave in this
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  47. I'll see what I can do.
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  48. Wednesday 12th February A special day today. 42 years since Graham and I started dating (we were still in school 42 years ago). Somehow, this anniversary always seems more significant than our wedding anniversary, maybe because it was over six years before we got married (we went to different Uni’s, so it wasn’t really feasible to get married before that). Anyhow…back to the Broads. The weather forecast for today appeared to be promising the best of the whole week, so we were keen to take the opportunity to cruise somewhere. (Well I was anyway, Graham was quite happy reading his book
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  49. The last day's entry, July 4th is very poignant. In just 24 days the World would change forever. I wonder how many of that crew were ever able to make a return visit.
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  50. What a wonderful historic document and photographs. Like PW above I have scanned through, however given the impending weekend weather It will provide a pleasant distraction from the TV. Many thanks for posting it's inclusion on your excellent site.
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