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Message 62023 - Posted: 16 Jul 2018, 2:42:42 UTC - in response to Message 62022.  
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uh... oh... something happened which wasn't meant to...
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Message 62029 - Posted: 16 Jul 2018, 16:53:38 UTC

Left handers are "sinister" for a reason :-)
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Message 62032 - Posted: 16 Jul 2018, 22:44:24 UTC
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Must have been a right mouthful marching... sinister ..... sinister ..... sinister dexter sinister.

Left handers are "sinister" for a reason :-)
Of course we are :) you lot watch us doing something and think "that's just got to turn out wrong" except it doesn't... well... not as often as you think it will.

It's also quite sinister when you have friends over who bring along a bottle or two of wine and find they can't open them because the only corkscrew in the house is a left-handed one :) There'd been a right-handed one but it went nuts and dismantled oneself one day and never got replaced.
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Message 62035 - Posted: 17 Jul 2018, 8:18:03 UTC

Dexter - didn't he run a gang of midnight runners?

Even more fun are the left-handed screwdrivers.....
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Message 62036 - Posted: 17 Jul 2018, 11:27:53 UTC

Lefties are about to correct what righties often get wrong :-)
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Message 62038 - Posted: 17 Jul 2018, 21:10:37 UTC

25 C outside at 23:10, now that's not a "normal" Swedish summer.
Geeze, I'm not used to this.
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Message 62042 - Posted: 18 Jul 2018, 14:55:50 UTC

I never had anything that was made with left-handers in mind, until my other half started buying me gifts from the Anything left-handed shop near Carnaby Street :) That closed over ten years ago now but I've managed fine with right-handed tools all my life. The one thing he did get me that I would have loved to have had many years before I got it, was a left-handed ruler. It's brilliant!

As to hosepipe bans - I've become even more dumbfounded than I presently am, by the number of people who have absolutely no intention of complying with it.

If wetting your garden is important, and there's no reason why it shouldn't be of course, a watering can at the right time of day is a far less wasteful way of doing things. Recycling bath water (to flush toilets or to water prized plants - if not too soapy for example) are alternatives that follow when people make drought decisions unwisely early on - and/or when rainfall doesn't arrive as expected. Just saying :)
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Message 62043 - Posted: 18 Jul 2018, 18:22:04 UTC - in response to Message 62040.  

Hmm. I thought that was Roger Whittaker whistling in the wind. :-)
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Message 62044 - Posted: 19 Jul 2018, 0:54:52 UTC - in response to Message 62040.  

The UK is about to have hosepipe bans.

Welcome to California ... https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2018/0220/Permanent-water-restrictions-imminent-for-California
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Message 62047 - Posted: 19 Jul 2018, 16:42:43 UTC

Left handed rules do exist, the numbers increment from right to left instead of left to right. I used to have one, not because I'm left handed, but because it was very useful for one job I was doing. Sadly it is no more, but here's a link if one desires to purchase said item:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/Helix-30cm-Left-Handed-Ruler/1983566494?iid=351438213266&chn=ps
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Message 62049 - Posted: 20 Jul 2018, 8:05:30 UTC

Candid camera was a great laugh - sort of set the format for all the "Silly boy" video shows. I still remember the one where they pulled up at a petrol station with a bubble car and started to fill it up............and fill it up.............and fill it up........
(Naturally this was in the days before self-service pumps)
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Message 62050 - Posted: 20 Jul 2018, 12:19:47 UTC

Weekend win.
With each crime and every kindness we birth our future.
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Message 62051 - Posted: 20 Jul 2018, 13:10:40 UTC

Absolutely, and an extended weekend too. Nowadays, I only work Tuesdays to Fridays.
Partial retirement.
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Message 62052 - Posted: 20 Jul 2018, 14:56:33 UTC

Chris :) only the San people could teach me more than I already know about conserving water. It's woven so completely into the fabric of my me, but I didn't mean to lecture or anything. The route I'd take were I to see a neighbour using a hosepipe during a ban, would be to have a friendly chat, and even offer to lug a watering can around for them if it would make a difference. I can say that because my neighbours have small gardens...

;)

South Africa brought out their own version of candid camera. The only one I can remember is when they dressed a minor road (mostly used by local farmers moving from being in the Transvaal one moment (now Gauteng of course), to being in the Orange Free State the next); primed it with an accountant or two with clip boards and strung a "closed for stock take" sign across the road... some of the reactions were hysterically funny :))

Weekend win
It could be, Mike. And obviously, with Tut's weekend extension advantage, we may have to watch him very closely indeed. Unless of course... this is the magic one.

In which case, thank you for the win, Rob :) I will go now away, people, and prepare my victory speech for the official announcement when it comes.
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Message 62054 - Posted: 21 Jul 2018, 13:28:29 UTC - in response to Message 62053.  

Annie :-) I know you spent many years in Africa so it is hardly surprising that water conservation is dear to your heart. However at present, there is a series of adverts on the UK TV from Water Aid, depicting young children trudging miles each day to collect dirty water full of disease. That is all these people in the poorest countries have. We turn on a tap for potable water and think nothing of it, and moan about a brown lawn and hosepipe bans. Makes you stop and think.
While you were critiquing carrying a bowl of dirty water through the house?

It didn't stand out particularly... no...

;)

I hope everyone is having a nice weekend, or going to. I'll be going a bit of a lot missing, mostly, next week (and maybe three or more of the ones after that, dependent on how the first one goes) so it's probably best I withdraw any ideas of victory speeches just at the moment - in case my "mostly" turns out to be largely.
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Message 62056 - Posted: 22 Jul 2018, 8:50:45 UTC

Sunday morning win.
With each crime and every kindness we birth our future.
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Message 62057 - Posted: 22 Jul 2018, 13:11:33 UTC - in response to Message 62055.  
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While you were critiquing carrying a bowl of dirty water through the house?

Full bowls of the aforementioned liquid are notoriously heavy (10L or so) and unwieldy to carry for any distance. Especially with obstacles and extraneous items to trip over for the unwary.
Why you wouldn't transfer the contents to a bucket - you know - where a pouring lip exists instead of half a circumference to splosh from - when it can be useful, I don't know... no...

Not to mention a handle... although I've had those give way on me sometimes...

Another suggested use for discarded water is to flush toilets.
I read that somewhere too...quite... recently...

;)

I really wouldn't recommend attempting to carry said full bowl up a fight of stairs to the first floor* I really wouldn't, no. Of course if you are posh enough to have a downstairs cloakroom you probably don't do your own washing up anyway and employ a gardener.
To do the washing up? That is posh.

*I mention this because of the peculiar American habit of not having a ground floor in a house. We logically call it that because access to it is at ground level. Over the pond they start counting from the ground level upwards, so their 2nd floor is our first floor and so on.
If you think in terms of flooring - be it tiles or whatever, it's not exactly "ground" is it? I mean, if the initial level is a sort of bare-earth arrangement - which I've noticed none of our ground floors are ... I expect they'd call it ground then.

*eye-up Mike* You were saying something...

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Message 62059 - Posted: 24 Jul 2018, 21:14:44 UTC

Time for a win!!
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Message 62060 - Posted: 25 Jul 2018, 9:49:56 UTC

Before we all run out of credit :-)
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Message 62064 - Posted: 27 Jul 2018, 1:16:32 UTC

Don't mind me... it's 33 degrees C on my side of the monitor, so I thought I'd try out the floor in here

*flop over threshold*
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