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    After far too long being undecided, I finally...

    After far too long being undecided, I finally bought the Nikon 200-500mm zoom today.

    This is my standard 35mm lens (50mm equivalent), without cropping, to get an idea:

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    This is a...
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    ^ An aircraft with the luxury of an ocean liner....

    ^ An aircraft with the luxury of an ocean liner. Zeppelin museum is not far away either and another piece of glorious luxury.
  3. Where's Darwin again?

    Where's Darwin again?
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    0 for me and the wife says I'm a fussy eater...:)...

    0 for me and the wife says I'm a fussy eater...:)

    I enjoy snails as a starter, French or Croatian rather than isan though due to liver fluke.
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    She gave away power of attorney to enable the...

    She gave away power of attorney to enable the decision to be made for her when she was unable. Ignore the emotive content of the article and it becomes clearer. It is no longer the patient that needs...
  6. I think he's trying to tell you that pork pie...

    I think he's trying to tell you that pork pie haters are tarts...
  7. Clearly another foreigner amongst us...

    Clearly another foreigner amongst us...
  8. Aspic jelly surrounding the meat is all part of...

    Aspic jelly surrounding the meat is all part of the pork pie experience and should never be left out.



    Clearly, there's a foreigner amongst us....:)
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    Let's see about the first shooting, although...

    Let's see about the first shooting, although it'll be difficult to claim lethal force self-defence against an unarmed aggressor...

    Meanwhile, after the first shooting, Kyle Rittenhouse became the...
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    I think it is because the very act of carrying...

    I think it is because the very act of carrying the rifle is provocative. Provocation will override any subsequent attempt at self defence. There may be mitigating circumstances that get the charge...
  11. Game pie is a nice change but enjoy eating both...

    Game pie is a nice change but enjoy eating both with strong cheese and various pickles.
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    ^ Not quite, the mistake was being there with the...

    ^ Not quite, the mistake was being there with the gun in the first place. The he got himself into a bad position without backup. The adult supervisor is also to blame for allowing the situation to...
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    Granting bail for murder? Interesting.

    Granting bail for murder? Interesting.
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    Trompetenpfifferling (Craterellus tubaeformis)...

    Trompetenpfifferling (Craterellus tubaeformis) rather than Pfifferilnge (Cantharellus cibarius). The former come out later and carry on through to December.
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    The wife prefers to stay away from the crowds......

    The wife prefers to stay away from the crowds...

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    I get to make the shelter and boil the kettle while they went picking mushrooms, and once again we had the whole forest to ourselves.
    ...
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    Not easy to lose and sustain the loss, especially...

    Not easy to lose and sustain the loss, especially for people over 50, unless you get hit with a big illness.

    I managed to drop from 79 to 75 Kg (I'm 174cm) in a month without too much diet change,...
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    Meanwhile, how is Bo-Jo getting along with the...

    Meanwhile, how is Bo-Jo getting along with the IMB? Lords, sensibly, not happy.

    Brexit is poison and will make a mockery of even the best leaders....probably why they are staying out of sight.
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    ^^ Experience as a fish wife?

    ^^ Experience as a fish wife?

    <snigger>
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    In addition to SA's comment, you fail to...

    In addition to SA's comment, you fail to understand that the UK wish to sell their fish to the EU tarrif free. That is to say, having membership privilege without being a member.
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    EU Countries are still having problems dealing...

    EU Countries are still having problems dealing with it because they don't know whether a trade deal will be signed. My local auslaenderamt still doesn't know what they need to issue in order for me...
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    There was an excellent Thai restaurant in...

    There was an excellent Thai restaurant in Horsham, back in the 90's, that served a lovely grilled whole trout with fried pork and ginger in oyster sauce. Due to Customer complaints they had to remove...
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    ^ I'm well aware of that thank-you. It doesn't...

    ^ I'm well aware of that thank-you. It doesn't make the decision any more sensible just because it has been made.
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    ^ Any notion of leaving the EU reeks of ignorance...

    ^ Any notion of leaving the EU reeks of ignorance and incompetence.

    Chas simply can't see the brick wall that everyone else has been pointing at since 2016.
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    I prefer to steam fish whole and serve with head....

    I prefer to steam fish whole and serve with head. Cheek of fish is traditionally the best part, so I was told, and you lose it when filleting.
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    60014 Cummings has packed his cardboard box...

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    Cummings has packed his cardboard box and left No 10...Hoorah! Hoorah! The rats are leaving the sinking ship. Hoorah! Hoorah!

    One can only surmise that Bo-Jo wants to do a deal with the...
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    Lee Cain, director of communications for Boris,...

    Lee Cain, director of communications for Boris, and a Vote leave campaigner friend of Cummings has resigned. Sounds like there's discontent in the Brexit camp with the end getting closer and...
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    Free speech gives a voice to the ones you...

    Free speech gives a voice to the ones you disagree with just as it gives a voice to the ones you do agree with.

    Fox news is Comedy Gold most of the time.
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    A bit of an impulse buy for Mrs Troy's birthday....

    A bit of an impulse buy for Mrs Troy's birthday. I went in to the shop to buy her a fitness watch and ended up with a Samsung Z Flip 2.

    It's a really lovely and handy 'handy'...

    ...price is on...
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    Sticky: ^ The UK passed the 50,000 deaths in early June....

    ^ The UK passed the 50,000 deaths in early June. However the UK redefined their stats from covid on death certificate to positive covid within 28 days of death. It made the stats look better...for a...
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    Sticky: The UK passes the 50,000 deaths mark *again* and...

    The UK passes the 50,000 deaths mark *again* and it looks very much out of control there, France, and Italy. Figures in Germany were looking very ominous last week but the numbers appear to have...
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    ^ I'm afraid the amusement has gone now it is...

    ^ I'm afraid the amusement has gone now it is close to the long drawn out, and soon to be bitter, end. I'm too old to go through any extra hoops the Vogons may lay in my path and too peeved to return...
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    ^ Cue clueless ...

    ^ Cue clueless ...
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    Looks like bo-jo has lost on both fronts now. ...

    Looks like bo-jo has lost on both fronts now.

    Is there another move or is it checkmate and no deal with the EU or the USA.

    Time to backpedal??
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    It's a very long time since I was at school, but...

    It's a very long time since I was at school, but I vaguely remember being taught that the Sahara desert was bigger than Australia...
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    Not quite, a pro will take the money whatever the...

    Not quite, a pro will take the money whatever the futility....it's the pay cheque that counts.
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    FTFY...

    FTFY...
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    The UK has never been 'ruled' by the EU and...

    The UK has never been 'ruled' by the EU and Brexit will not stop the UK having to abide by EU regulations...

    I thought that was made abundantly clear many moons ago, but obviously not clear enough...
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    Just to put this in perspective, Australia is...

    Just to put this in perspective, Australia is more than 30 times the size of the UK, but we digress.

    It looks like the USA can start its road to recovery after such a poor decision in 2016. Let's...
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    BBC has finally published Biden over the finish...

    BBC has finally published Biden over the finish line with PA puttimg him on 273 with still a few states to go.

    Trump has said he won't concede defeat.

    How very undignified...almost ugly for a...
  40. I have the chance but won't.

    I have the chance but won't.
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    Leave the unit switched on and use the...

    Leave the unit switched on and use the CB/isolator switch outside the bathroom to turn the hot water on/off. That's the way we do it in our house.
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    ^ Oh dear...wrong end of the wrong stick again...

    ^ Oh dear...wrong end of the wrong stick again...
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    One has to lose with grace to maintain dignity....

    One has to lose with grace to maintain dignity. Problem is Trump had no dignity to start with.

    Media should publish confirmed results and stop posting projected results as if they were confirmed. ...
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    What a horrible abortion of a word...please...

    What a horrible abortion of a word...please desist in using it!
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    ^ Good day for a burning...bonfire night...penny...

    ^ Good day for a burning...bonfire night...penny for the hat?
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    Looks like a reprieve for PH... ...no longer...

    Looks like a reprieve for PH...

    ...no longer in red row, but not yet forgiven.
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    Sticky: UK has gone up to nearly 500 deaths in a day....

    UK has gone up to nearly 500 deaths in a day. That's dreadful and again it's down to telling people about lockdowns in the future. Not sure if that is to get them to bulk buy beforehand but it's...
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    ^ I'll grant better for Biden. Good would have...

    ^ I'll grant better for Biden. Good would have been a result in the bag today and no fussing over recounts.

    I've run out of alcohol, or the wife's hidden it until the result is known.
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    ^ PH, take heed... Will it be so close we have...

    ^ PH, take heed...

    Will it be so close we have to wait until early next week?
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    ^ Not until the fat lady sings...

    ^ Not until the fat lady sings...
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