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Offline Karena

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« Reply #570 on: December 05, 2018, 12:37:38 PM »
hugh pugh hes stuck in the loo -
windy miller followed through -   that one  :whistle:

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« Reply #571 on: December 05, 2018, 01:25:06 PM »
LOL Typical of you Karen LOL

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« Reply #572 on: December 05, 2018, 06:08:46 PM »
What fab memories karena!  :hearts:
My dvd arrived today - so think I might indulge in an episode along with a cuppa + breakfast biccies in bed Friday morning!  That seems like it would be a good start to a day!

Any other bagpuss fans?
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« Reply #573 on: December 05, 2018, 10:33:52 PM »
I loved Hammy Hamster in his little speed boat on the riverbank........anyone remember Pipkins? Hartley Hare?

ps I used to have a real Bagpuss  he was just like him and was overweight when i got him from the RSPCA  he was called Bagpuss but he died from Cat Leukaemia and i have real Woodpeckers here quite funny how i watched the puppet ones and then years later have the real thing?

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« Reply #574 on: December 05, 2018, 11:55:33 PM »
Do any of you youngsters know about Muffin the Mule?
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« Reply #575 on: December 06, 2018, 07:14:39 AM »
I didnt watch it but i know of Muffin the Mule  :azn: xx
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« Reply #576 on: December 06, 2018, 01:23:21 PM »
Don't remember watching Muffin the Mule but I do know Ruth did and had one of those Pelham Puppets of him, her mother gave it away and a few years back the original puppets were selling for good prices. I'm probably too young to remember most of them Emz being only 20

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« Reply #577 on: December 06, 2018, 03:20:39 PM »
I've often wonder if our very early memories are what we really remember or just what we've often talked or thought about over the years. Mine go back to when I was about 4 yrs old sitting on my grandmas knee curling her hair round my finger and listening (long time before people had TV's) to "Listen with mother".

I was looking at YouTube just now at all the old children's TV programmes - ahh.. to be young again  :rolleyes: .
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« Reply #578 on: December 06, 2018, 04:11:36 PM »
I like to see the old TV programmes on Youtube and makes a change from all the violence we get today, some of todays kids would laugh if they saw what we used yo watch......when they put the repeats on TV its quite obvious that loads of people would like to see the old stuff but they tend to repeat the same old stuff like Delboy and Faulty Towers etc I did once read that they had sold all the old shows like Benny Hill etc to Grundy TV in Australia and if they want to show them here they need permission from down under. I find it quite funny when they say Benny Hill was crude compared to what they show now he was like Childrens TV. Did you get all your photos converted? I found a large box full of old photos recently that i will scan and save but as most of them are Ruth's family there isn't anyone who would be interested in them. I sometimes wonder that if i died tomorrow what would happen to all my stuff as there are loads of photos and books that are about local history and photos of buildings that are no longer there.....i love reading about local history and feel its important that we do archive images for the future.
How are ya doing nowadays are ya managing to get out and about? I spend lots of time in the workshop but will get out and take some more photos soon. I have been watching a group of 7 Roe Deer outside my home for a couple of weeks but they are new to the area as the usual ones actually walk upto me but this bunch are very wary of strange men even when i have my camo gear on they spot ya and run and hide in the woodland......i have 6 steath cameras in the woods so will collect the memory cards soon and see if i have any decent footage, last time i had a Wild Boar creeping about but I am hoping to get some Owl shots so fingers crossed. Right off for a cuppa take care

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« Reply #579 on: December 06, 2018, 04:55:07 PM »
i know nothing whatsoever about muffin the mule (except in passing - usually smutty referrences) but i think listen with mother was on -only it would have been listen with Nan for me - its very vague but was it on just before the archers we listened to something then i think - but the archers theme tune signalled the end of it - by strange co-incidence the archers co-incided with nap time. :rofl:

Bagpuss was lovely Emz but my kids watched that too ( i made them  :evil:)   :rofl:

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« Reply #580 on: December 06, 2018, 05:00:28 PM »
My Naan was very smelly.........she was a Garlic Naan (bread)
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« Reply #581 on: December 06, 2018, 07:21:04 PM »
Garlic - first time I can remember any mention of it was when my Dad started taking garlic pills which he had heard were virtually the elixir of life, fortunately they didn't create any aroma that I was aware of. Nowadays I can't imagine cooking without garlic and also ginger. They both go in everything that I cook in my slow cooker  :smiley:.

"Did you get all your photos converted?" - Yes, just about, the count stands at slightly under 1,700 but there might still be an odd box or two in the loft that may never get done  :rolleyes:. I rather ran out of steam. I don't get out a deal mostly because of health issues and I now recognise that I'm living proof of the old saying about use it or lose it  :sad:. On top of that, the 3rd anniversary of Chris' death in the same week that would have been our golden wedding anniversary a while ago left me feeling very low and the dark afternoons and evenings just make things worse. Mobility/stability probs prevent me from using my cameras and I've considered selling most of the stuff I've got but up to now I've held off with that.

I was looking at a list of birds that are becoming rare recently and was amazed to see Starlings amongst them. Perhaps the whole british population has come to live in my garden!! As fast as I put food out, flocks of them swoop down and hoover it up.

My mind's wandering now - think I'll go back to YT for some more Trumpton or even Camberwick Green  :smiley:
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« Reply #582 on: December 06, 2018, 09:48:22 PM »
 :laugh:  aye ya mist my attempt at a joke there George lol  I mean't Garlic Naan Bread....... :rolleyes:  not one of my funniest jokes.
We have loads of wild Garlic near my home and some times it smells not too bad but this year with heatwave it was horrible....i was once down in my woods and some cycling tourist rode past complaining about how smelly the countryside is lol  its called nature and i would have it over city fumes anyday but i do put a peg on my nose when they are muck spreading from septic tanks :huh:
Blimey that must have been a task converting the photos, I can understand how it would get upsetting too......it sort of creeps up on ya when ya feeling a bit down....I hate it if i have nothing to do i need to have something to concentrate on and so far its working. I love Starlings but we don't get them in the garden very often which is sad as they are beautiful with all their different colours...you think they are all black but when the sun shines on them they are as colourful as Pheasants etc. Have you seen where thousands of Starlings fly in a group called a murmuration? one of the best places to see them is Gretna Green but you can see them all over the country and we have some here but smaller numbers but they still do all the swooping down etc and up there with the Northern Lights for things in Nature to see......if you have loads keep an eye out for where they congregate in trees and you might see them. Before we moved here there used to be a Heronry at the bottom of our fields and one of the local birdwatchers showed me a photo from the 80s with around 25 Herons....we see less Herons now but Egrets are on the increase and breed here and if your VERY lucky you might see a Crane as they breed up near Perth but are spreading further afield. Regarding your mobility probs do you have problems holding your camera? Just thought on the DPS (Disabled Photography Society) they offer help and ideas for helping people use their cameras with anything from a handheld strap right upto brackets that fit on wheelchairs....they do lots of good stuff and worth checking out. Shame your so far away as i'd take ya out on one of my trips shooting critters etc and as i am not brilliant at walking miles i know where the best places are to view from your car so no walking. I have attached a photo taken with my 4/3 Olympus camera and a very old cheap 200mm manual focus lens as you will know if you put an old lens on a 43 camera the sensor doubles the magnification so you have a very handy 400mm wildlife lens etc and on my Olympus the camera body has image stabilising so any old lens is also stabilised so a good cheap way of getting into wildlife photography.
Its that time of year where you will get lots of visitors to your feeders and its a full time job refilling them lol  I love to see the Robins sat waiting for a refill they look so cheeky especially when they are fluffed up lol.
Right best give it a rest as ya can't shut me up when critters are involved lol,
Cheers and take care

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« Reply #583 on: December 06, 2018, 11:58:56 PM »
Oh I love how the different memories and associations spring to mind, like the garlic.  On the topic of wild garlic I have fond memories of a hill where I used to live in west wales which had wild garlic along the edge - love that smell

Sending a hug George, anniversaries are hard  :hearts:
This time of year doesnt help atall, I struggle more nowadays over the winter

Loving the critters! I get a few starlings in my garden, they're very fast at eating the suet pellets I throw out xx
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« Reply #584 on: December 07, 2018, 10:15:57 AM »
Some years ago Chris and I together wih my brother-in-law and sister-in-law went to Blackpool for a weekend to see the illuminations. One evening we walked out to the end of the central pier to get a better view of the tower all lit up. Suddenly a black cloud appeared out of nowhere, swirling around the pier then out over the sea, back and forth, quite spectacular. After a minute or two the cloud just disappeared - we'd seen the Starlings coming in to roost on the ironwork under the pier. That was one of the most memorable moments of the weekend together with standing on the glass floor at the top of the tower looking straight down to the road  :smiley:. Memories are worth a fortune aren't they?
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I'll never get over losing her but,
one day I might learn to live with it.

        ~ I'm George by the way ~