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    So much has been going on the past couple of years. It has been difficult for all of us.

    Can we just all check in with each other to let each other know we are OK? Safe? All good? Or just to share anything funny, new, adventure, or anything to let this community know we still are here and we still all care about each other?

    HUGS and Happy New Year.

    I did not turn into a toad ..........yet

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    Our son got married. I can't wear a mask. Medical exemption certified so couldn't go commercial......vacation is going to be on the back burner as it already was. We were NOT going to miss our son's wedding. Sold our home of 40 years to move to the Bay Area to be closer to my doctors as I am now an international glaucoma study and a paper being published on my experimental eye surgeries. One worked. One didn't. Still in Hawai'i mostly. Anyone in the Sacramento area, let me know as I am going to point ya to a great place to have food and libations!

    Daughter got Covid early 2020, she is fine. SO GRATEful for that.

    Mom passed away 2021 on my birthday. She was mad at me for being a pagan! LOL

    Anyhow. Love you all

    Share, good and bad and funny. Joy and sorrow. I have been fortunate to be a part of this delightful community, being a non science person. I am grateful for all you have TAUGHT me over the years and sorry for my absence. Couldn't get in here at all for about a year till they helped me get back in!

    Aloha nui loa.

    And don't be an asshole!! LOL


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    Quote Originally Posted by babe View Post
    Can we just all check in with each other to let each other know we are OK? Safe? All good?
    Up and running again soon I will need to regularly check if the Large Hadron Collider has not yet destroyed the world by creating black holes.

    Has the Large Hadron Collider destroyed the world yet?
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    Moved this from Trash.
    And before babe starts, I'm not here!
    "[Dywyddyr] makes a grumpy bastard like me seem like a happy go lucky scamp" - PhDemon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
    Moved this from Trash.
    And before babe starts, I'm not here!

    You are here and delighted to see me. Pluck, pluck, pluck pluck
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    ALOHA OX!!


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    HALOA BABE!!

    I'm in a town called Evesham today where the locals will tell you it's in an area which grows fruit and vegetables, where a battle took place in 1265 and where an abbey was founded after a vision of the Virgin Mary in 701.
    As for me, I'm off to watch a soccer game.

    https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo/evesham.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by ox View Post
    HALOA BABE!!

    I'm in a town called Evesham today where the locals will tell you it's in an area which grows fruit and vegetables, where a battle took place in 1265 and where an abbey was founded after a vision of the Virgin Mary in 701.
    As for me, I'm off to watch a soccer game.

    https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo/evesham.html
    Was 701 the last time a virgin was spotted in Evesham, or the UK for that matter? Now how many took that as a reference to a woman? At minimum Mary is someone who says they're a woman?

    Who won? Lymington?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zinjanthropos View Post
    Was 701 the last time a virgin was spotted in Evesham, or the UK for that matter? Now how many took that as a reference to a woman? At minimum Mary is someone who says they're a woman?
    Only "official" sighting was at Walsingham in Norfolk. The Evesham sighting may be unofficial but it inspired the building of a big abbey where the tower still remains.
    There is also a recent sculpture in the town centre to St Evo (he made the sighting, even if no others did).

    Who won? Lymington?
    A very feisty encounter ended 4-3 to Evesham.
    There is nothing quite like non league football in England.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ox View Post

    Who won? Lymington?
    A very feisty encounter ended 4-3 to Evesham.
    There is nothing quite like non league football in England.
    Played when I was younger. Actually I was a genuine threat to score every game. Found it easy, the one sport I was good at. I liked those 4-3 games. Got asked to play for Ontario U19 but didn’t want to travel 100 km to practice three times a week, no commitment, no car Remember my favourite English player was Ian Rush.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zinjanthropos View Post
    Remember my favourite English player was Ian Rush.
    He was Welsh.
    My favourite was George Best, but he was Irish.

    Just wondering if there are any clubs with amusing names in your area.
    But I don't think you'll better these.

    https://www.openplay.co.uk/blog/20-f...all-team-names

    All I can think of in my area is Bilbrook Santos.
    From Wolverhampton, but no doubt they play like Brazil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ox View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by zinjanthropos View Post
    Remember my favourite English player was Ian Rush.
    He was Welsh.
    My favourite was George Best, but he was Irish.

    Just wondering if there are any clubs with amusing names in your area.
    But I don't think you'll better these.

    https://www.openplay.co.uk/blog/20-f...all-team-names

    All I can think of in my area is Bilbrook Santos.
    From Wolverhampton, but no doubt they play like Brazil.
    Rush was Welsh but English football always been my favourite.

    As for club names I can’t think of any quite matching that list. Canada wouldn’t allow most of them , might hurt someone’s feelings. The one name that gets me from across the pond (Switzerland) that is probably on the top of every pedophile’s list has to be Young Boys. Maybe the Pope’s favourite team, idk. Never get away with that team name here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zinjanthropos View Post
    As for club names I can’t think of any quite matching that list. Canada wouldn’t allow most of them , might hurt someone’s feelings. The one name that gets me from across the pond (Switzerland) that is probably on the top of every pedophile’s list has to be Young Boys. Maybe the Pope’s favourite team, idk. Never get away with that team name here.
    Formed when Old Boys of Basel played students of Bern.
    And it gets worse because Young Boys until 20 years ago were playing at the Wankdorf Stadium.
    Also, former Pope Benedict in news today about ignoring church paedophilia.
    I think it might be better if they changed their name to Bern FC.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-60070132
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    Quote Originally Posted by ox View Post
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    As for club names I can’t think of any quite matching that list. Canada wouldn’t allow most of them , might hurt someone’s feelings. The one name that gets me from across the pond (Switzerland) that is probably on the top of every pedophile’s list has to be Young Boys. Maybe the Pope’s favourite team, idk. Never get away with that team name here.
    Formed when Old Boys of Basel played students of Bern.
    And it gets worse because Young Boys until 20 years ago were playing at the Wankdorf Stadium.
    Also, former Pope Benedict in news today about ignoring church paedophilia.
    I think it might be better if they changed their name to Bern FC.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-60070132
    I’ll bet The Vatican crew gets behind the Young Boys. Don’t tell me they’re Young Boys United.

    Once owned one share of Berwick Rangers, the English team in the Scottish League. It was a fund raising effort in the early days of home pc’s. Can’t remember what it cost or what I ever did with it. Teammate of mine when I was young wore all kinds of Glasgow Rangers paraphernalia. His family had moved here from Scotland. He was inconsolable in 1966 (?) when Berwick upset their heavily favourite namesakes in Scottish FA cup 1-0. Followed the Berwick eleven for a bunch of years after that. Used to chat on Supporters forum.

    Someone I know from that part of England told me Berwick on Tweed worth visiting but never got the chance, so I can’t tell you if it is tourist worthy. Heard it’s near Hadrian’s Wall. Was that the farthest border/advance of the Roman Empire?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zinjanthropos View Post
    Someone I know from that part of England told me Berwick on Tweed worth visiting but never got the chance, so I can’t tell you if it is tourist worthy. Heard it’s near Hadrian’s Wall. Was that the farthest border/advance of the Roman Empire?
    It's worth a visit for its town walls, sea and mouth of River Tweed, a fantastic railway viaduct over the river. There's also golf, but don't expect a great football team as they are now non league (Lowland League). Playing golf there a few years ago I asked if they were Scots or English. Neither. They are borderers.
    Legend has it Berwick never stopped being at war with Russia.
    The painter LS Lowry was so fascinated by the place he thought about living there.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-56688402

    Hadrian's Wall is to the south. A line from the Solway Firth to just south of Newcastle.
    There is a long distance path which I've walked most of.
    Between Berwick and Newcastle is the Northumberland coast which is brilliant (on a nice day).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ox View Post
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    Someone I know from that part of England told me Berwick on Tweed worth visiting but never got the chance, so I can’t tell you if it is tourist worthy. Heard it’s near Hadrian’s Wall. Was that the farthest border/advance of the Roman Empire?
    It's worth a visit for its town walls, sea and mouth of River Tweed, a fantastic railway viaduct over the river. There's also golf, but don't expect a great football team as they are now non league (Lowland League). Playing golf there a few years ago I asked if they were Scots or English. Neither. They are borderers.
    Legend has it Berwick never stopped being at war with Russia.
    The painter LS Lowry was so fascinated by the place he thought about living there.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-56688402

    Hadrian's Wall is to the south. A line from the Solway Firth to just south of Newcastle.
    There is a long distance path which I've walked most of.
    Between Berwick and Newcastle is the Northumberland coast which is brilliant (on a nice day).
    Theres a Scottish history in Ontario. Don’t know exactly why but years ago when you needed snowshoes or a dogsled to traverse the frontiers, Scottish immigrants were given tracts of land by Canadian govt. presumably to see who’d be crazy enough to move there or to just put them someplace uninhabitable. Turned out to be some of the most valuable real estate in Ontario as location is 30-45 mins south of Ottawa. It’s about 4-5 hr drive from Niagara and I’ve been there many, many times because my wife’s brother has a cottage there. Anyways I’ve met several members of the Robertson clan there. The main town is actually called Perth and the Tay river runs thru it. Perth also houses the oldest golf course in Canada. Perth is about 15 minutes down the road from Smiths Falls where Canadian LPGA star Brooke Henderson is from.

    https://www.perthgolf.com/
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    My new year's resolution is to walk to the top of every English county.
    Done 9 already:
    Highest point in Warwickshire (Ebrington Hill), Worcestershire (Worcestershire Beacon), Northamptonshire (Arbury Hill), Gloucestershire (Cleeve Hill), Shropshire (Abdon Burf), Leicestershire (Bardon Hill), Oxfordshire (White Horse Hill), Herefordshire (Black Hill), Nottinghamshire (Silverhill).

    Last one I walked yesterday was not much of a challenge as it's an artificial hill on the site of a closed mine (1993).
    But I got talking to a local about the Miners' strike in the 1980's.

    Any recollections of this event?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ox View Post

    Last one I walked yesterday was not much of a challenge as it's an artificial hill on the site of a closed mine (1993).
    But I got talking to a local about the Miners' strike in the 1980's.

    Any recollections of this event?

    While not a personal recollection, Wiki has a very extensive review of this strike :


    "UK miners' strike (198485)"

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_min...84%E2%80%9385)
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    Long article that.
    But it does mention the incident at the Saltley coke depot when King Arthur Scargill came to prominence in the previous miners' strike which brought down the Tory government.
    I see it's now referred to as the Battle of Saltley Gate. (now a business park where I once worked).

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Saltley_Gate

    The 1980's strike brought devastation to mining communities. Families were left without support, but comrade Scargill lined his pockets.
    Nearly all mines closed for good.
    Scargill is 84 now but nobody seems to know where he is.
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    can we just all check in with each other to let each other know we are ok? Safe? All good?
    up and running again soon i will need to regularly check if the large hadron collider has not yet destroyed the world by creating black holes.

    has the large hadron collider destroyed the world yet?
    damn did it happen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
    Moved this from Trash.
    And before babe starts, I'm not here!
    Honey, POOKY, darlink!! You DREAM ABOUT ME!!

    LOL

    and running really fast
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    Zinny

    A VIRGIN?

    OH HOLY NIGHT
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    DAUGHTER IS ENGAGED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Mommy dancing with joy FOR HER!!
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    Nice to know you are happy, babe.


    Substitute Putin for the LHC now.
    Putin says he would annihilate the world with his nuclear weapons if nukes were fired at Russia because 'why do we need a world if Russians cease to exist.

    It's being miserable that keeps me happy.
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    Babe should invite Poots to the wedding, might calm the little guy down a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by babe View Post
    Zinny

    A VIRGIN?

    OH HOLY NIGHT
    I usually fly Air Canada or WestJet.
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    She is like super super smart, so for her to find someone who has that level of brains and also that sense of her Mom's craziness wasn't easy!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is a good good guy
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    Zinny....ok buddy

    what guy wants to be calmed DOWN on their wedding night

    SNORT

    *ducking*
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    Do I really want an answer to that question? LOL
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