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    Sticky: ^ Fossilised in amber is a lovely way to...

    ^ Fossilised in amber is a lovely way to preserve...

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    My German work colleagues all think that playing...

    My German work colleagues all think that playing England is a big game and one of the more enjoyable ones at that.

    Traditionally, both England and Germany play fair and open football within the...
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    Bend over England, time to be thrashed....

    Bend over England, time to be thrashed....
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    Slovakia goalie is giving Spain a helping...

    Slovakia goalie is giving Spain a helping hand...0-2 at half time.
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    Poll: Covid: Unvaccinated most at risk from Delta...

    Covid: Unvaccinated most at risk from Delta variant - BBC News

    So not quite "entirely preventable"....
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    Poll: There are different types of flu active in...

    There are different types of flu active in different regions of the world in any single season. The shot is geared for a specific region and is not guaranteed in other regions.
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    Poll: Don't be silly. I have reservations due to how...

    Don't be silly.
    I have reservations due to how systems can be abused rather than refusal to have the vaccine.
    For example, I know of employers that are offering vaccinations to internal staff but...
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    Poll: My reply was about vaccines in general and not...

    My reply was about vaccines in general and not specific to the covid vaccination.

    Equal access to all would be a mandatory requirement before enforcing employment regulations. Currently that equal...
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    If that's the best England can do they may as...

    If that's the best England can do they may as well come home. Germany in the next round will get them a well deserved thrashing.
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    Poll: I voted no to the title but still think it's a no...

    I voted no to the title but still think it's a no regarding forced vaccination for employment.

    It would set an unacceptable precedent.
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    Poll: Well, at long last, the Germans called me in for...

    Well, at long last, the Germans called me in for a first vaccination today; Moderna with second dose due on 3 August.

    Still no date for the wife although she is on several lists.

    Wheels are...
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    Well done Wales, getting through, although that...

    Well done Wales, getting through, although that red card takes a little bit of shine off things.

    Italy b team were still too much.
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    ^ Always thought they were aligned to the Summer or Winter solstice, which isn't really that magical at all.
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    The Spanish have been the biggest failures, I...

    The Spanish have been the biggest failures, I haven't managed to stay awake for either of their games so far.

    The French had a hard time against Hungary with strong local support and challenging...
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    Clearly he has no idea whatever.... Meanwhile,...

    Clearly he has no idea whatever....

    Meanwhile, Mercedes ave screwed this race up. They needed a second pit straight after Verstappen. Now it's way too late and they won't make the end of the race...
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    The inability to transfer goods from one part of...

    The inability to transfer goods from one part of the UK to another due to the NI protocol is a disaster. The idea that the UK has somehow "taken back control" or regained its "Sovereingty" is a joke....
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    Open Pandora's box and hope is all you have for...

    Open Pandora's box and hope is all you have for comfort...

    How fitting...
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    That's better! But on the break, crazy.

    That's better! But on the break, crazy.
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    Hungary go into half time a goal up. Quite a...

    Hungary go into half time a goal up. Quite a shock and totally against the run of play. Griezmann needs to sharpen and France need to make more chances.
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    Ever heard of M. Poisson? Prussian soldiers...

    Ever heard of M. Poisson?

    Prussian soldiers killed by horse kicks, 1898, comes to mind.

    Nothing strange at all, move along please.
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    Was anyone in Penang when they changed the...

    Was anyone in Penang when they changed the one-way system at midnight, sometime back in the mid-90's. Unfortunately, it was the night the island had a complete power cut and everyone decided to drive...
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    Many, many moons ago, my first Chinese Malay...

    Many, many moons ago, my first Chinese Malay girlfriend lived in a house just like the one cyrille posted.

    Brings back some lovely memories of Penang...
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    Denmark are on fire at the moment...

    Denmark are on fire at the moment...
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    ^ Bale penalty doesn't add to the...

    ^ <chuckle>

    Bale penalty doesn't add to the shots on target stats...:)
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    Beware the good teams that start off slowly...

    Beware the good teams that start off slowly...
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    Oh dear, is there a wooden spoon on offer?

    Oh dear, is there a wooden spoon on offer?
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    I checked and F1 still applies the 107% rule but...

    I checked and F1 still applies the 107% rule but it has changed to being 107% of the fastest Q1 time and only for a dry track.

    For the Azerbaijan GP:
    Hamilton was fastest in Q1 with a time of...
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    I have a German residence permit...at last. No...

    I have a German residence permit...at last.

    No covid restrictions travelling between EU countries. Only country we have problems with travel is the UK.

    Well done Boris, you nobhead.
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    They can, and should, be struck off the register...

    They can, and should, be struck off the register for such misinformation.
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    ^ Thanks, edited...

    ^ Thanks, edited...
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    We went to visit friends in Munich yesterday with...

    We went to visit friends in Munich yesterday with the intention of returning last night. After a day travelling around the city a decent meal and a watch of the football we said our good-byes and...
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    Good news indeed. Hope he makes a decent recovery.

    Good news indeed. Hope he makes a decent recovery.
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    Match abandoned. Awful thing to happen

    Match abandoned.

    Awful thing to happen
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    Possibly as many goals in the first game as all...

    Possibly as many goals in the first game as all three tonight, although Belgium can score a few when they are playing well.

    Wales 0:1 Switzerland
    Denmark 1:0 Finland
    Belgium 2:0 Russia

    I...
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    My prediction for tonight's game: Turkey 1:3...

    My prediction for tonight's game:

    Turkey 1:3 Italy
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    Sticky: ^ You are doing well at finding the mimics.... ...

    ^ You are doing well at finding the mimics....

    That is a female Danaid Eggfly (see post 192)

    ^^ Further up, the first two look to be of a Common Crow and the third is of a great eggfly.

    It's...
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    A couple more places to show ... 70121 This...

    A couple more places to show ...

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    This is Hvar from the sea with the medieval castle on the left and the later (Napolean) one on top of the hill on the right. We passed by and moored on a...
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    A couple more days sailing and then we were...

    A couple more days sailing and then we were warned of some strong Northerly winds during the night so we moored in a southern bay on Paklinski, walking distance from Marina Palmizani. Our catamaran...
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    Only the wife was sick, and only for the first...

    Only the wife was sick, and only for the first day, she stopped taking sea sickness tablets on day 3. The boat is stable and the sea was pretty calm most of the time. The maximum wind speed we had...
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    The only "Best Before" date I double check is for...

    The only "Best Before" date I double check is for milk.

    Once is enough in a lifetime...
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    As I mentioned, we picked up the boat at 17:00...

    As I mentioned, we picked up the boat at 17:00 and used the engines to motor out of Trogir to find a nice restaurant by the sea. The first thing that struck me was how close you can park one of these...
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    Week Sailing in Croatia

    Neither wife nor I have ever been sailing and so we jumped at the chance of something new when it presented itself. Having been cooped over for a year now, since our return from Thailand, we needed...
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    Sticky: ^^ First one is a better picture of the common...

    ^^ First one is a better picture of the common mime.

    Second is a female leopard lacewing.
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    Is that a first podium for Aston Martin? Good to...

    Is that a first podium for Aston Martin? Good to see a top 6 with all different cars...
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    Just returned from an excellent trip to Croatia...

    Just returned from an excellent trip to Croatia with the expectation of having to quarantine for 5 days and then have another PCR test. Yesterday, Croatia was taken off the risk area list for Germany...
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    ^ ...and to cap it all, judge overrules...

    ^ ...and to cap it all, judge overrules California ban on AR-15.

    ...damn good battle gun and all that...

    Crazy, crazy, crazy....
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    I'll create a thread on our trip to Croatia...

    I'll create a thread on our trip to Croatia sometime next week. In the meantime, I enjoyed a couple of the hard cheeses while I was there. This is one of them.....

    Paški sir, similar to some of...
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    I'm plumping for the electric shock... ...too...

    I'm plumping for the electric shock...

    ...too easy to make this look like an accident as well.
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    ^ Hoping Brexit will be forgotten with time is...

    ^ Hoping Brexit will be forgotten with time is hardly the way to celebrate its success...
    ...Shouldn't you be telling us that Brexit is so good for the UK that people will rejoice for the next...
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    Sticky: ^ I think the first one is a mimic of the Blue...

    ^ I think the first one is a mimic of the Blue Tiger butterfly but the black and white body gives it away as a Common Mime (Papilio clytia)

    The second also looks to be a Common Mime but this time...
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