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mushymanrob last won the day on August 9 2015

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    music, metal detecting, weather, nature, history, life, spirituality and science.

    i love the seasons, i love mild februarys, it reminds me of my childhood exploring the countryside. making dens in hedgerows, sheltering from the rain, hearing the mistle thrush singing as the mild sw wind blows dark clouds across the sky. many records from the mid 60's remind me of these times.. overlanders 'michelle'. 'keep on running' , 'uptight', 'little by little' (dusty).. then back to our coal fired home to watch 'robinson crusoe' , jackanory, blue peter, thunderbirds .. this is why the bartlett to me is welcome. i love the spring. the first catkins, celendines, ladysmock, nests, the countryside in spring is heaven.
    i love the heat in summer, the hot southerly draft, 'trance' music is so apt, i love the thunderstorms too.
    in the notorious winter of 81, i had to work outdoors , ive never been so cold. i felt sick and numb with it. i think thats when i lost interest in snow/cold.

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  1. mushymanrob

    In Memoriam

    so sad.... the buzzcocks were one of punks better acts, producing a string of melodic new wave pop songs.
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    What Was The Last Song You Listened To? Part 4

    just about the only crimbo song im not sick of hearing..
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    How fussy are you with your Christmas tree?

    do you get 'that' scent with nords?.. they are very attractive trees but i couldnt detect 'that' scent you get off norway spruce. as for the needles... yeah its a pain but can be avoided. buy your tree early, get it as fresh as you can... score the base by the bark exposing the cambium, stick it in a bucket and water it!. that does delay needle drop.
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    How fussy are you with your Christmas tree?

    very... although i dont do crimbo, or try not to, my o/h does and insists on a tree. i like trees so ok... mine HAS to be norway spruce, picea abies, because thats what we always had when i was a kid (and liked crimbo) and thats the variety that gives off 'that' pungent scent, the smell of crimbo. im really fussy about the shape too, broad and bushy but not too bushy. i use the decorations ive used since i was a kid, and some bought over the years. i inherited my grandmas decorations after she died too. old decorations that have witnessed many happy crimbos. they are a variety of colours though so not co-ordinated.
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    Name The Film From The Film Quote

    "you despise me dont you rick " "if i thought about it, i probably would"
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    Crafty people

    it took me nearly a decade. 'doing up' my house was something i did over the winter period when work was slack , so i lived in a mess for quite a time. but i cleared up by spring so the summer period wasnt bad. i tended to do a room at a time. i replastered because its old, i dry lined the outer walls to add insulation to my single skim walls. being willing to 'do it myself' and working alone self employed possibly added to the reasons why i voted the way i did in 2016...
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    Crafty people

    im not really crafty, but i can turn my hand to most practical things if that counts? lol. i built my kitchen myself, plus other sideboards/storage/wardobes . ive learned basic electrical skills, plastering, plumbing, and sorted several structural problems with my old house. id sooner do it myself then employ someone.
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    What Was The Last Song You Listened To? Part 4

    my advice, especially if youre not a dancer (like me), is to get yourself alone in a darkish room where you can be undisturbed. just sit back, close your eyes, play it pretty loud - volume enhances the euphoric feeling , the shiver down your spine, trance gives you. the point about trance is that you dont need chemical stimulation to get high... the tones of the music does that.
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    What Was The Last Song You Listened To? Part 4

    one of the best trance songs ever.... absolute classic.
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    What Was The Last Song You Listened To? Part 4

    this is being used on tv in an ad for 'made in britain', a forthcoming program. the creation - making time, '66. never got the success they deserved... and had the original of 'painter man', a big hit for boney m. lead singer has to be liam gallaghers dad eh?>.. lol... see where he got the look from
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    Ghostly Happenings.

    D'OH! regardless, that photo is so murky theres little to really go on.
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    Ghostly Happenings.

    nope.... i see bollards, i see a woman in a hat next to the pushchair...
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    Ghostly Happenings.

    i cant see anything strange..
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    Make us laugh

    seems we have bred a generation without common sense.