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  1. Polly

    My Day

    Lost in translation? I worked it out no bother. Not that I am smug or anything"............
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    Nbn Quiz Night

    Who hoo will be there. It will be w reward for spending 6 hours delivering Grandson to Lakeside to meet mummy and coming back home, trying to avoid the worst traffic. M1, M25,. then M25, M11, A14, A45
  3. Ladies and gentlemen, I wish to announce the opening of the NBN Virtual Pub. It is in the extension of the aBroadscot Lounge and open every Tuesday fro 8.30 to 9.30 or until the drinkers stagger off home. I am your volunteer landlady for this evening, but the license allows others to pull the pints as time goes on, this is a community pub after all. Just go to http://www.nbnquiz.co.uk/chat/index.php and login, DO NOT PUT IN A PASSWORD See you there?
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    Nbn Spring Gathering

    Sorry to hear that Barry
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    Nbn Spring Gathering

    Ok guys, here it it! Please sign up here for the Spring Event. May 17th 18th 19th 2019 We are starting at Ranworth Island on Friday Evening, moving all together in a Cruise in Company(CinC) on the Saturday morning to Salhouse Broad for mooring together for the rest of the time, barbecues music and fun. Please sign up on this thread. I am posting a parallel thread for queries and observations and request that any non booking posts go there. Your Name. Boat Name . Number Aboard. Special Needs
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    The Reed And Rhond Anchor

    It's an honesty bar tonight folks, the barkeep is watching the Sewing Bee, but it's still open at 8.30
  7. There was a plastic dustbin full of it in the loft, and now our grandson has graduated from Duplo, it was time to get it down and cleaned up for a new generation. The sinks are full, the bowls and buckets likewise so now the technic chassis is having a bath!
  8. Polly

    Nbn Spring Gathering

    Good luck with all of it, you will be missed of course.
  9. Polly

    Nbn Spring Gathering

    Look forward to seeing you there.
  10. Polly

    Another Dumb Question

    Thoughts from a wooden saily owner: Cover the boat, allow ventilation. You have insulated it without the trauma of taking down the vinyl lining. (I have done a re-line on GRP argh) That's why so many of the sailies have 'overcoats' . I did this with our GRP one when we had it and that worked too. Under the mattresses, I use a double layer of IKEA rug underlay, the mesh one , and have never had an issue, this worked with GRP too. Finally, don't mess with winter, take out your fabrics and put in damp crystals. Roys DIY are cheap and cheerful. we used to lift out every other year with GRP but annually with wood.
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    The Reed And Rhond Anchor

    Opening at 8,30
  12. Polly

    Broads Boating For Beginners

    Mind the language? All we need to know is bow, stern, port and starboard? Then in the next sentences we get 'cast off' and 'slip' the bow line followed by I think it was 'centering the helm' er???
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    Broads Boating For Beginners

    Hmm, videos ahead of time really are a good starting point. I do think though that the much maligned 'trial runs' suffer from a hidden problem. It's this : if you are nervous, or even worse scared, you can't learn, the higher brain cuts out and your basic, reptilian brain takes over. This one keeps you alive and runs the fight or flight approach to life, neither of which is great for boat handling, or absorbing what you are being shown. Tricky. We always help newbies, but treat the 'they didn't tell us' comments with circumspection, in that they may have been told but couldn't receive. Thankfully, after a few days the penny drops with most people.
  14. Polly

    Nbn Quiz Night

    The quiz is as barmy as these examples dear readers, so if you are teetering on the edge of sanity, it's for you!
  15. Polly

    Places To Moor

    Salhouse Broad, Ranworth, Ludham Bridge, Fleet Dyke, Acle Bridge....to name a few..there is a wide choice and in September you shouldn't have much trouble compared with say, August. There's a publication on the Broads Authority website called, The Broadcaster and that has a basic map for you and cruising times suggested, between locations.
  16. I am really enjoying this thread Helen! Are any of you crafty readers interested in making Little Dresses for Africa btw? This charity aims to provide garments that girls can wear, apparently it helps protect them if they look well dressed . If so pm me your email and I will send you a pattern that the charity is advocating.
  17. Polly

    Never Ending Story

    Looking awesome! All the best with the interviews.
  18. Polly

    Broad Ambition - TLC Time Again

    Blimey Griff, is that a religious statement or just your seasonal varnishing?
  19. Polly

    Nbn Quiz Night

    I'd feel a bit guilty at opening the door for this interesting QM but how was I to know that the rest of those present were tolally illiterate when it came to Discworld? Shocking! (wanders off humming The Hedgehog Song)
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    Nbn Quiz Night

    I will have my anorak out and ready.....
  21. Polly

    Nbn Quiz Night

    And the winner is........Grendel. well done to all who took part.
  22. Polly

    Nbn Quiz Night

    Quiz tonight folks, all welcome 8.30 onwards
  23. I think objective success criteria should have been appended to this clause.
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    Nbn Quiz Night

    That was a fun evening with the top 4 scores in sequence as I recall, so it was close. I will be QM next week. Quiz sections: Fairy Stories London Landmarks Bad Mikes Musicals Discworld General Brainlessness

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