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Princess Leia

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  1. Call that a rabbit? Now that's a rabbit!!! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3026731/The-beaster-bunnies-Darius-world-s-biggest-rabbit-weighs-four-stone-faces-competition-giant-rival-son-Jeff.html
  2. Not as yet, hopefully will be getting some soon.
  3. Well, this was something of a surprise. When Poppy died, she was buried in the garden in the same area when most of the previous small furries went. For a while, Flash (rabbit) seemed to be looking for Poppy - they spent a lot of time running around the garden together and he used to stand up at the side of the run looking for her if she wasn't out. Last week, Flash was seen scratching around where Poppy was buried. Didn't think too much as he does that pretty much anywhere. Went past the area involved in daylight on Saturday to find that Poppy has been exhumed (it was a fairly shallow patch of soil, unfortunately), presumably by Flash. Seems a very strange thing for him to do.
  4. YS has done it and found it OK. I believe that it has a built in cap that prevents you being charged more that you would pay for the equivalent day ticket. Some info here:- http://www.tfl.gov.uk/fares-and-payments/contactless/how-to-use-it
  5. I think all coloured plastics will fade to some extent when outdoors, it's down to the UV in sunlight. We have a green Go and, although the house hasn't changed much (or if it has, it's faded evenly), the inside of the glug has faded a lot compared to the outside. I would expect that the deeper colours would fade the most.
  6. Why am I now thinking about goats? Oh, yea... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLI4EuDckgM
  7. No idea, but I think I may have wandered into a parallel universe of some sort...
  8. Have just posted some pics on the other thread here http://club.omlet.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=99319
  9. Pictures... Simulation Real, at about 09:06 (Small sunspot visible near lower limb) Maximum coverage at 09:28
  10. It'll be about 80% obscured in the midlands, greater if North, less if South. You can find out exactly here http://astro.ukho.gov.uk/eclipse/0112015/ I think the Faroe Islands is the only land which has totality.
  11. A friend had one, which she "adopted" from someone who was emigrating. Agree with the dribbling/drooling comments, though and it couldn't be trusted off-lead. It also seem to be plagued with health issues and finished up being PTS at a relatively early age, sadly.
  12. Honda ATC's... True, they were a devil to steer. No rear diffs so you have to lean them the wrong way to lift the inside back wheel. I think they banned them in the end due to the number of accidents?
  13. Not much time for hobbies, either of us, at the moment. Me, it's reading, cinema and my animals (hopefully new girls in the spring). OH, reading, astronomy (weather permitting) and his two old motorbikes.
  14. Pink Floyd album, Dark Side of the Moon. Last track, Eclipse - lyrics:- All that you touch All that you see All that you taste All you feel. All that you love All that you hate All you distrust All you save. All that you give All that you deal All that you buy, beg, borrow or steal. All you create All you destroy All that you do All that you say. All that you eat And everyone you meet All that you slight And everyone you fight. All that is now All that is gone All that's to come and everything under the sun is in tune but the sun is eclipsed by the moon. "There is no dark side of the moon really. Matter of fact it's all dark."
  15. http://www.boredpanda.com/oldest-man-australia-knits-penguin-sweaters-alfred-date/
  16. Jupiter is a good binocular object at the moment, as it's at opposition. Which basically means it is at its closest distance to the Earth. Any decent pair of binos, say 10x50, will clearly show the four Galilean moons, assuming that they aren't in front or behind the planet.
  17. One of the problems with the "flailing" method of cutting is that it throws the debris far and wide. That means thorns all over the road and/or path. Absolutely fatal for cycle tyres
  18. Further randomness - another video of shark cat and Roomba
  19. These are the people we used http://www.carematters-uk.com/index.html They took care of everything, came out to visit Mum (who was in a respite centre at the time). Had a lot of good advice from them, can't fault them. Very quick with communication as well.
  20. Have just gone through the process of setting up lasting power of attorney for MIL. Both property and finance plus health and welfare. We were recommended to use a company called Carematters, who were excellent and about half the cost of a solicitor. Can't lay my hands on the details at the mo, but I think they are based around North London. Look them up and speak to Lorreine Kennedy. I'll post full details up later when I get back home.
  21. Provision should be made for disabled use; but, in many cases, it's done blindly withouth any though given to the consequences for others. OH is 6ft 5in (I'm 5ft 2in). Seeing him using ATMs, car park and cinema ticket machines, till points, hand driers, etc, you can see why he suffers from a bad back all the time. There seems to be an automatic assumption that tall people can bend down to use this equipment and this isn't always the case. Even if you do bend down, the angle of the displays often make them hard to read.
  22. http://www.moretvicar.com/collection/the-daily-mash/product/chicken-t-shirt
  23. I know some folks round our way and also around Kettering and Corby who felt it as well.
  24. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2929623/Youths-McDonald-s-staff-chicken-serving-throw-live-bird-serving-hatch.html
  25. Timings are later the further east you are. You can sign up here http://spotthestation.nasa.gov/ as well if you want to get an e-mail alert for all visible passes for your location.

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