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  1. Holed up on the Coventry today

    Try this http://www.calcuttboats.com/webcam.html
  2. Arthur Marshall's Irish Music

    Transporting musical instruments is a nightmare. One of my offspring is trying to get a mandolin over from Sweden but doesn't want it to go in checked baggage. Ryanair deem it too large for cabin baggage and insist it needs its own seat. Given that these days, unless you opt for priority boarding for your group, you end up in middle seats scattered randomly all over the cabin, then I can imagine this mandolin sitting demurely between two strangers, strapped in and wishing it could see out of the window. We haven't established whether it would get its own cabin baggage allowance...
  3. Old sayings.

    When there were only two channels, BBC and ITV, they were 'sides' where I grew up in Hull. I'm not sure what happened once there were more channels; I was away from Hull and away from access to televisions.
  4. Old sayings.

    Yorkshire in the same period for me. Seems quite widespread.
  5. Old sayings.

    You know what Thought did? Walked behind a dust cart 'cos he thought it was a wedding.
  6. New home sought for cat

    One of these perhaps?
  7. Skipton

    Aha! Gotcha! I thought you had some inside knowledge about the boat. Pretty certain we didn't hit anything on our trip in 1974. Remember being one of the few narrowboats around - most of the other vessels were cabin cruisers but there were some real oddities too!
  8. Skipton

    ? Explanation please!
  9. Skipton

    We had a wonderful holiday on the L & L in 1974 on a Pennine Cruisers boat. I wonder if nb Ingleton still exists? There's no boat listed under that name now.
  10. Interfering at locks

    Sorry to continue the thread-drift but I would like to add two more which I find extremely confusing - coworker and miniseries.
  11. Harecastle Tunnel

    It's all happening in Harecastle Tunnel! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-41212209
  12. You Coudn't Make It Up

    Getting away from the poo and window puns for a moment, the news has been picked up by the BBC Pidgin service for Nigeria https://www.bbc.com/pidgin/tori-41171196 where it takes on a whole new level of entertaining weirdness.
  13. Winkwell Bridge closed - GU

    Impatience I expect.
  14. The inevitable "thoughts on this boat" thread

    ... or, in the interests of exactness, C. Rossetti.
  15. Where are all the Drakes?

    They are still there. At this time of year they carry their 'eclipse' plumage. http://www.garden-birds.co.uk/birds/mallard.htm