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    Home Thoughts From Abroad

    Oh, to be in England
    Now that April's there,
    And whoever wakes in England
    Sees, some morning, unaware,
    That the lowest boughs and the brushwood sheaf
    Round the elm-tree bole are in tiny leaf,
    While the chaffinch sings on the orchard bough
    In England—now!

    And after April, when May follows,
    And the whitethroat builds, and all the swallows!
    Hark, where my blossomed pear-tree in the hedge
    Leans to the field and scatters on the clover
    Blossoms and dewdrops—at the bent spray's edge—
    That's the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over,
    Lest you should think he never could recapture
    The first fine careless rapture!
    And though the fields look rough with hoary dew,
    All will be gay when noontide wakes anew
    The buttercups, the little children's dower
    —Far brighter than this gaudy melon-flower!


    Robert Browning
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    We Brits complain like fukk about the weather, but I bet tha misses the Seasons Tone? Beautytash today reckon hottest since 1949, about 22C up ere, clear blue sky, burrin Londonistan n Sarf East 25 - 26C. Daffs in bloom n Mother Nature startin ta smile after a fukkin long wet winter, all forgotten now. Me favourite iz them crisp, cowd frosty clear winter morns, up n out inta the cuds ta get the cool clear air ta de coke thee lungs. Tha feels az alive az fukk!

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    Oh we do mate. Nothing like the four seasons if you are born to it. Sun is great at first. Then it gets to be your nemesis if you work outside. Relentless. Like Aden.
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    Re: Home Thoughts From Abroad

    You get soft as well. Been down to about 20c this week and I'm shivering. I was wearing a beanie yesterday.
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    Like the owd saying Guz:- "The British Soldier can fight in any climate throughout the World!" That,s cos we can gerram all in this country just in one fukkin day!

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    You have to adapt, the weather here has changed from hat coats and gloves, to T shirts in two days.
    Bob (geordie) Watts

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    To quote 'The Big Yin' once again,"There's no such thing as bad weather,only inappropriate clothing!"

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    I don't think white blokes ever really acclimatise to relentless sun. These Mexicans from the deserts of Sonora, half Apache half Spanish models.... does not affect them one bit. Water off a ducks back. They just keep grafting and going. No matter what. Hard as nails, Should imagine the Aborigines in Oz and African blokes are the same.
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    I allus found when graftin Tone, knockin me bollox off fer 8 hours a day on the "Monkey" in 90F day after day in the summer of 76, Freezin me bollox off day after day when roofing in the long winter o 79, carrying 12ft long aluminium sheets up ladders in a foorce 10 holding the fukker as tight as I possibly cud ta stop mesen duin a bit o involuntary Free Fall or fixing cladding in pissing rain. The main incentive to adapt wuz the ackers at the end o the job in order ta put scoff on the table. No greater incentive!

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    Re: Home Thoughts From Abroad

    Quote Originally Posted by trubrit2411 View Post
    I don't think white blokes ever really acclimatise to relentless sun. These Mexicans from the deserts of Sonora, half Apache half Spanish models.... does not affect them one bit. Water off a ducks back. They just keep grafting and going. No matter what. Hard as nails, Should imagine the Aborigines in Oz and African blokes are the same.
    Actually the Arabs are clever, wear them long flowing robes. the air circulates inside keeping you cool, and you are covered up to avoid the sun damage. Only trouble is you'd feel such a twat wearing one of them down the pub.
    I have always set myself a very low standard, and constantly fail to achieve it.

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    Actually the Arabs are clever, wear them long flowing robes. the air circulates inside keeping you cool, and you are covered up to avoid the sun damage. Only trouble is you'd feel such a twat wearing one of them down the pub.
    Thats right. You never see Arabs riding around on Camels in their underpants do you ?

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    Re: Home Thoughts From Abroad

    Quote Originally Posted by trubrit2411 View Post
    Thats right. You never see Arabs riding around on Camels in their underpants do you ?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5EFIsjOcps
    you dont even have to wear underpants with the long robes, you can just swing free in the breeze.
    I have always set myself a very low standard, and constantly fail to achieve it.

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    Dirty bastards just shit weer they,re standing then walk off like a mobile shithouse, that,s why the clobber is called a "Dish Dash". Dish out the shite then Dash off!

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    And would you accept food from some twat who wipes his arse with his hand ?
    Bob (geordie) Watts

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    Fook sakes lads this started of with Robert Browning's most famous poem... wrote in Italy when he was homesick... and ended up with Arabs shitting in the street. in eight posts flat
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    Back to the subject of Springtime in England. Beautytash day agee-an up ere so decided ta tek the coastal cliff top bimble wi the doggies, blue sky, calm sea, unusual fer the Norf sea, usually as ruff az fukk! Stood for a while to enjoy the vista when suddenly two Harbour Porpoise broke the surface, submerged then carried on re surfacing fer quite a distance, worra brill sight! If that were,nt enuff clocked a once almost extinct Red kite landing on the cliff top befoor gliding gracefully off agee-an. Deffo dunt gerrany better than that, chance sightings that to me are priceless! "Oh to be in England, Now that Spring is here!"

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    There is no where like Britain mate. The Pennines. The South Downs The Highlands of Scotland The Lake District. The Ogwen Valley.... Wednesbury Market Place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trubrit2411 View Post
    There is no where like Britain mate. The Pennines. The South Downs The Highlands of Scotland The Lake District. The Ogwen Valley.... Wednesbury Market Place.
    You could always go back there to live Tone
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    "Oyl geev eet foyve!"

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    I sometimes watch that 'A place in the sun',about people wanting to buy a place in Spain/Cyprus/Caribbean/Australia etc.Still prefer it here,sun's alright for a few days at a time,but give me the changing seasons here any day,rather than relentless sunshine day in,day out!

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    Well we get the four seasons here
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    Some great places in the UK, with plenty of wildlife for those interested. The Lake District, what a great place. Whe we did the Coast to Coast Walk, it was a pleasure to see a Golden Eagle gliding gracefully overhead. Makes it a pleasure to get away from the urban world of loud mouthed louts and other associated wankers.
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    "The Jersey Boys!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forever Young View Post
    You could always go back there to live Tone
    Not really mate. Too many roots here now. Thought about it though. Would'nt mind buying a little cheapo fixer upper house in the North East. Go there from may till the End of Sept. Escape the heat here and the snow there. The N E seems to be the most unspoiled per quid. Next to the Heelands.
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    Cheap gaffs as well Tone.

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    Good over there, but not bad here..Mt-Amos-Wineglass-Bay31.jpg
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    Beautiful mate. Oregon, Washington State and the Rockies is nice as well. I have an affinity for Blighty though. Mojave desert has a strange beauty to it. Desolate, Rocky. Arid. So arid it will kill you. Probably like the Bush. Don't suppose there is much in the way of water on top of Ayres Rock. Google McCall Idaho. Like Switzerland. Stunning... but Cheddar Gorge with the Wye winding through has the edge I think.
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    i miss a bit of history, more than anything else. Over here, if something is over 20 years old it is an antique. Our house was built in the 50's and the agent referred to it as historic. i said, 'that would be a new house in england'
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    If dave bought his hurdy here all he would find are coca cola cans.
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    Get yerself a holiday gaff near me Tone,it's great round here,with good views,and great local brewery to start the nonsense talking on friday night!And you can fondle my .303"!

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