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Post by Orwell on Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:08 pm

Blue haired girls and lovely scenery... well, well, well... life is good... cheers sunny

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Post by Norc on Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:52 pm

Pettytyrant101 wrote:{{Excellent- now we have a new Forumshire folk phrase for a rare event- 'once in a blue Norc' Very Happy  }}}


haha then i'll have two forumshire-slang named after me...


it's been a long time since last time i norced something... i must be getting old...
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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:07 pm


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Post by Mrs Figg on Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:55 pm

those modern buildings ruin that view in your photo. no. 4

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:04 am

{{Theres nothing new in it really, except sort of ish the school. But I assume you mean the council estate on the hill to the left of the grand house. As the stuff on the shoreline dates anywhere from the mid 1700's to the early 1900's.
The Council estate itself is from somewhere in the post war era- most of the council housing round here went up from the late 40's through to the late 60's }}}

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Post by azriel on Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:59 am

Like the vid Smile Happy bunch Smile Was it based where your working ?

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:30 pm

{{No, but we work with them - they do great work in keeping elderly folk active inside their communities- they have an excellent ethos as that video nicely shows}}}}

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Post by Mrs Figg on Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:20 pm

Pettytyrant101 wrote:{{Theres nothing new in it really, except sort of ish the school. But I assume you mean the council estate on the hill to the left of the grand house. As the stuff on the shoreline dates anywhere from the mid 1700's to the early 1900's.
The Council estate itself is from somewhere in the post war era- most of the council housing round here went up from the late 40's through to the late 60's }}}

to anyone who was born in 1545, a 40s council estate is new.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:53 pm

{{good point!}}

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:36 pm

{{Dawn}}

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Post by Norc on Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:44 pm

when there's barely a week until your first exam and you haven't read a single page of pensum........ where to even begin holy fuck!
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Post by halfwise on Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:00 pm

Aren't there Cliff's notes over there? (what's 'pensum'?)

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Post by Norc on Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:01 pm

er.. pensum.. curriculum is maybe the word i am looking for? idk... i haven't read shit.
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Post by halfwise on Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:12 pm

Ha! Looked it up, defined as "a task assigned in school, often as a punishment."

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Post by Norc on Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:04 pm

no.. not correct. it's the suggested litterature you have to read.
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Post by azriel on Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:46 pm

Those 1st two pics took my breath away Smile Reminded me of when I used to be coming home from doing a night shift many moons ago Smile

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Post by Norc on Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:21 pm

goddammit braiding hair is fucking dificult damn! i am so bad at being a female..
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Post by azriel on Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:31 pm

Laughing
Whats up now ? I find braids are easy, its fooking French plaits I cant do Mad

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Post by halfwise on Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:48 pm

Just ball up a knot of hair in your fist and staple it. That's how a guy would handle it.

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Post by Eldorion on Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:59 pm

I hated braids when I had long hair. Not that that's necessarily any consolation in this case... Razz
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Post by David H on Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:35 am

http://kcts9.org/programs/in-close/hope-floats-in-washaway-beach

{{{{...that might be me in the video...}}}}

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Post by halfwise on Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:50 pm

Wow! Your cranberry bogs really are close to the ocean! One wonders why Petty doesn't wash off in the waves after falling asleep in your fields.

I'm curious about the construction of sand dunes, as this is a measure much of the Jersey Shore washed away by Hurricane Sandy has invested in. I've never quite understood the emphasis on "sand", since they are nearly useless unless vegetated. Do you actually build dirt dunes with vegetation, and the sand builds up against them? Is the hope that the vegetation takes hold before the sand replaces it and it all washes away? This seems to have some subtle technical know-how involved.

It's cool, I think the only forumshire resident we've seen more of is Orwell's singing.

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Post by Eldorion on Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:33 pm

That was really interesting, Dave. I think I remember you posting some pictures of erosion in your area before (unless I'm misremembering...?) but I didn't realize it was that bad. Really impressive that you've been working to preserve the shoreline on your own for now. Clearly a man of many talents. Nod Where did you get for the grant from?
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Post by halfwise on Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:38 pm

I've always wanted to operate a steam shovel, and when doing site improvement projects for hang gliding deeply envy those who drive the machines. real men, those. Do you just teach yourself or is there some tribal knowledge involved?

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:27 pm

{{{Dave I cant say you've earned my respect for what your doing here (you did that long ago just by how you present yourself here) but you have my huge admiration to add to that for the work you are doing here- the work of King Canute no less! A daunting prospect and to have taken to the challenge and the defense of what is yours and your families traditions is hugely inspiring. I so hope it all works and you get the backing required from those in a position to offer it. You sure as hell deserve it. }}}

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