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Things and Thoughts

The Bus ride.

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Thursday, Boss wanted to go somewhere nice and not mooch around home all day.

First thought was a train to Skipton or Lancaster. Looked at the train times and remembered there is a strike so limited service.

Ok, what about the bus to somewhere. Options are Ingleton, Kirkby Lonsdale or Lancaster.

Decided we would go to Kirkby and have a wander round. Bus journey was ok, Got to Kirkby close to lunch time. Decided to eat then shop. Walked into Botanica, A lovely restaurant down a ginnel. Decided on "small plates", Dirty fries and Crispy Beef. Dirty Fries. Dirty Fries, with cheese and bacon


Crispy Beef, with chilli and cashews.

Absolutely fantastic meal, Along with lovely staff. I will be going back ! Botanica Kirkby

A unit of measure !

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As an old bloke, i still think in feet and inches . People tell me I am old and behind the times, Metric is the way to go. Just found this onine from Eric. (Quote). Oh, I don't know, let's pick a big number, say 10 million. And divide the Earth's circumference... no, pole-to-pole... no, oh heck, let's make it just a quarter of the way around. Why not? So one ten-millionth of a quarter of the circumference of the earth. That distance. That. We'll make that the standard way to measure everything!

Nobody would do anything that arbitrary and random and expect it to catch on :(

Except it did catch on. That's the meter. (end of quote) I am reminded that my maths teacher would say the metric system is designed for those who need their fingers to count.

Heatwave ?

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The sun is shining, The press, Media and Politicians are shouting Heatwave ! Probably because they want us all to panic and think the end of the world is upon us ! Maybe it is, What with Putin , Ukraine and Uncle Tom Cobbley.

However, be that as it may, I decided to have an iced coffee, or to be more precise, a coffee with ice. Then I would take it outside and sit under the shade of this rather large umbrella.

So espresso machine warming up, Ice cubes in a glass, and I go to put up the umbrella.

I need to align the canopy with the bracket and to do that I step onto the little coffee table we have in our cush.

Done it many times ! This time, it tipped up. !! I fell and landed on the table and logs etc.

No plasters in the house. Sellotape and kitchen roll Battered Legs

July Sky

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July Sky, on the 7th .

I thought this looked nice.

Them Birds !

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So we keep getting birds crashing into our windows. They often recover quickly and. fly away, but some dont !

Someone suggested putting cut outs of birds on the window.

So I tried, Image is my first attempt.
That doesnt mean my second attempt is likely to be any better, Everyone laughed, including the birds. enter image description here

July the fifth. Woo hoo

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Seen through anwindow

Newborough Forest on Anglesey

Flowerpots .

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In Settle, North Yorkshire. They put flowerpots together at a festival. I saw three today enter image description here

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