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by frogatthefarriers
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Magpies.
Replies: 45
Views: 674

Re: Magpies.

One of the only birds that can recognise themselves in a mirror, too. Mrs Perrin is one of the other sorts that is able to do that. Spends ages preening. And she frequently takes my things away and hides them in her own nest. Especially shiny things like chocolate wrappers. Usually with the chocola...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 287
Views: 8154

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

Reg, what a great adventure and write-up. I wish I had the bottle to just wing it like you do.

And, the Berwyn are still waiting..... Hm.
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Magpies.
Replies: 45
Views: 674

Re: Magpies.

But they can be utter arseholes as well, like many other birds in the animal kingdom including Robins. They are opportunists and will think nothing of destroying a smaller birds nest/brood. Cheers Dave They can indeed. I’ve had them taking the swallow chicks out of the nests in one of my outbuildin...
by frogatthefarriers
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 287
Views: 8154

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

Verena wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:50 am

Ooooo, bivvy-in-the-bluebells, is that a thing? I like it :smile:
I dunno about it being a “thing”, but it sure smells better than bivvy-in-the-wild-garlic. :wink:
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1683
Views: 150774

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

I got back from my March/April bivvy to find an email saying I've got a place as crew on a five-week voyage in a tall ship. That's one tick off the bucket list.
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 287
Views: 8154

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

With Wales being open for unlimited travel (in Wales) I plumped for a March 31st/April 1st double in the Berwyns. Bivvy 1. March 31st. On the way there.... Wood anemonies https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51090022672_0b289e4746.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51089940941_bd4381fc6b.jpg The...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Today We're Celebrating....
Replies: 24
Views: 386

Re: Today We're Celebrating....

Landslide wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:33 pm
Flobalobadobble.
Bluddybuggabum.
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1683
Views: 150774

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Hurray! New easing of Welsh lockdown means I can holiday in Wales again - as long as it’s in “self contained” accommodation. It doesn’t come more self-contained than bivvying on my own in some remote shed/ditch/forest somewhere. I’m thinking of a double, 30th/1st two nighter, in case the rules chang...
by frogatthefarriers
Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sammy survivor update
Replies: 7
Views: 281

Re: Sammy survivor update

Oh ‘eck, poor old Sam. Get well soon - and when you do, learn the best way to land on your face...
by frogatthefarriers
Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Have a Heart...
Replies: 23
Views: 464

Re: Have a Heart...

BigdummySteve wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:31 pm
Bit of a shock really, I’d assumed I was fairly healthy.
I can relate to this, ‘cos so did I up until May last year and my BP was typically 135/85 at the time. Now I’m thinking it might be time to draw up a bucket list.
by frogatthefarriers
Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1683
Views: 150774

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Can we have some new flavours now you're back please Frog? Bored with all the usual ones. Some time ago somebody did a 'Special Edition' choc and vanilla flavoured one which was superb. I’ll see what I can do for you, Reg, though at my level of status/influence I wouldn’t expect any more than more,...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1683
Views: 150774

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Cheery for me 'coz I got a call today from my boss telling me I can go back to work. They told me to stay away just after Christmas to protect me from COVID and I’ve been hanging around at home on full pay since then. Yay! I’m a breadwinner again :-bd
by frogatthefarriers
Sun Mar 14, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1683
Views: 150774

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

From speaking with various people it does seem that the AZ one gives you a bit of a whack. Had mine at 11am last Fri, fine all day, hands seized up a bit at 10pm so went to bed. Shivered like mad for 4 hours despite 3 quilts and hot water bottle, and sweated at same time. Next morning headache and ...
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The return of a classic - pop up T shirt shop.
Replies: 21
Views: 583

Re: The return of a classic - pop up T shirt shop.

Me? I’d go for a more-defined Zombie-bear one like last years WRT if it were available. Dead Kool that’d be..
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1683
Views: 150774

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

:lol: Hah! I'll give him a run for his [enormous fortune of] money :grin: Had the AZ version. The Moderna/Pfizer versions use an mRNA platform but AZ is chimpanzee adenovirus vectored. I always thought I had a chi[m]p on my shoulder and now it's guaranteed! While you're at it, you'd better get a ti...
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stay at home ends
Replies: 45
Views: 749

Re: Stay at home ends

RIP wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:04 pm
Got the slippers and everything.
Ah! But are they tartan ones with roll tops and zips up the front? Don’t count if not.
by frogatthefarriers
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 287
Views: 8154

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

I’m getting fed up of these garden bivvies, but hey-ho, needs must, when the Devil drives. For this month, I packed as for a normal bivvy and set out in the late afternoon for a twenty mile loop, ending at home. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50983345231_ef6a72b147.jpg By the time I’d set up ca...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1683
Views: 150774

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

There are new lambs about, I've just eaten my first fly of the season, the hawthorn buds are breaking out, and the first celandines are flowering. Sure signs of spring, every one. It doesn't get much cheeryer than that. :grin:
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who plans their routes?
Replies: 24
Views: 442

Re: Who plans their routes?

I plan anything that's not local. That's because I can't trust my goldfish memory (Ooh look, there's a castle.) to remember even the next turn, never mind the 3/4/5 after that. I put my routes on the etrex, and because the screen is so small, it's easiest is to follow the line. I have a fair few OS ...
by frogatthefarriers
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Brilliant words
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: Brilliant words

Snotgobbler. My daughters’ name for one of her brothers.
Slobspawn - speaks for itself, really.
Anticipointment - When a looked-forward-to event fails to live up to expectation.
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1683
Views: 150774

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

I was mooching around the web a week or two ago and came across this. It made me smile. Perhaps you’ll get a smile out of it too. :-bd A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar...
by frogatthefarriers
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Strictly Local
Replies: 43
Views: 941

Re: Strictly Local

A great adventure - thanks for sharing. :-bd I had been thinking of something like this for a while, but there seem to be very few tracks close to the boundary, meaning long stretches of busy roads. “Beating the Bounds” I would have called it, after the beating the bounds ceremony that used to happe...
by frogatthefarriers
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1683
Views: 150774

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

**No, not oven chips because they're horrible. These are real chips just that I cook them in the oven, so roasted I suppose. Controversially, and I throw this open to the usual Cheery Friday suspects for discussion, I chopped the spuds into half inch CUBES. Shades of Fawlty Towers and the 'amphibio...
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: NO! Just no.
Replies: 33
Views: 707

Re: NO! Just no.

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:44 pm
What is the world coming to. I've just seen the makers of Weetabix offer up cold baked beans on top of weetabix as a serving suggestion for breakfast. What is going on? Is it the fault of lockdown?
Yerch! But, if you substitute a Battenburg for the Weetabix...... Could be a goer. :shock:
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Feb 08, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9701
Views: 1111385

Re: The post man's been ...

Last week actually but he brought a ti wood-stove from Joe's shop. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50921452863_e5458dd0a3.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50922270982_671e38d9d5.jpg As you can see, it works a treat, but also works well with Stu's afterburner meths stove. I already have a ...