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The Alphabetty Happy Chatty thread

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    edited 5 March 2017 at 11:01AM
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    I've got an Olympic Gold in faffing! :D

    I would have thought with your literary prowess and knowledge of the English language that you would have gone on to the advanced course of Faffing About.



    As for the RNLI, there used to be a most excellent lifeboat museum on Bristol docks. Alas it is no longer there, I know not why, but the boats and stories of heroics always brought a tear to my eye, especially things like the heroic rescue by the young Grace Darling and her father in 1838.

    A paddle steamer, the Forfarshire, had foundered on rocks and broken its back. The 23 year old Grace and her father William determined that the weather was too rough for the lifeboat to put out from Seahouses (then North Sunderland), so they took a rowing boat (a 21!ft, 4-man Northumberland coble) across to the survivors, taking a long route that kept to the lee side of the islands, a distance of nearly a mile. Grace kept the coble steady in the water while her father helped four men and the lone surviving woman, Mrs. Dawson, into the boat.

    There is a lifeboat display at Chatham docks museum and a lot of information about the Dungeness lifeboats.
    The shingle beach is continually being built up so the lifeboat station would gradually become further and further from the sea. Many of the local fisherman's wives would help with launching the lifeboat. It had to be dragged over the shingle, some of it uphill, before being launched. Some of these women were still launching the boat when they were well into what we would normally call old age.
    Heroes all and one.

    Then there is the famous launch of the Lynmouth lifeboat in 1899, where the boat was dragged over land to be launched at Porlock.

    At approximately 1830 hours on the evening of January 12th.1899, a distress call was received in Lynmouth indicating that the 1900 ton, three masted, fully rigged vessel, the Forrest Hall was foundering off Porlock. One of the severest storms ever, it was the night that the Woody Bay pier was destroyed, was being experienced in the Bristol Channel and it was quickly ascertained that it would be impossible to launch the Lynmouth lifeboat, the Louisa in Lynmouth.

    An immediate decision was taken that if the lifeboat could not be launched in Lynmouth, then it would be launched in Porlock and so commenced one of the most remarkable events in the annals of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. The boat was pulled, pushed, cajoled or come what may up Countisbury Hill, over Exmoor and down Porlock Hill the thirteen and a half miles to Porlock Weir where she was launched at 0630 hours on January 13th. The lifeboat then escorted the Forrest Hall to a safe anchorage off Barry arriving at 1800 hours. The Lynmouth lifeboat then had to return to Lynmouth, this time by sea, finally arriving at her home station at 1130 hours on January 14th. Thus completing forty-one hours of true heroics.
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    Looks like the Duchess has been at the absinthe ;)

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    good morning :hello:
    :eek: :rotfl::rotfl: nice find Queenie :T:D:rotfl:
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    fire**fly wrote: »
    good morning :hello:
    :eek: :rotfl::rotfl: nice find Queenie :T:D:rotfl:

    Good morning Duchess hi-there-smiley.gif?1292867616

    I thought she looked like you :D

    You can read about the absinthe Green Fairy here.

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    I found absinthe gummi bears :undecided:rotfl::D


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    thanks Queenie :A:T
    loved reading the info & didn't know so have learned a lot
    of new things today :dance: :j
    please be a responsible pet owner & spay/neuter your pets, too many strays & not enough homes for them sadly. k2u58ioz4c8e.png




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    Chieveley wrote: »
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    Morning all, wild & wet here, have a good day
    joansgirl wrote: »
    And here, although brightening up now. Just as well as I have to do a dog drag soon :o

    Morning Bettys :hello:



    :hello: It's been the same here on and off since 5.00'ish this
    morning - a mix between blowing a hooley :eek: and sunshine/
    blue skies! It's certainly keeping me on my toes! :p

    Hope it brightened up for your dog drag! :D


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    You can read about the absinthe Green Fairy here.

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    I found absinthe gummi bears :undecided:rotfl::D


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    :T :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:

    Many thanks for the 'Green Fairy' info Bear :A - so interesting!

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    I found quite a few 'boozy gummy bears' - using all manner
    of types of drinkies! :grinheart :cool: :rotfl::rotfl:


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    Fruitcake wrote: »
    As for the RNLI, there used to be a most excellent lifeboat museum on Bristol docks. Alas it is no longer there, I know not why, but the boats and stories of heroics always brought a tear to my eye, especially things like the heroic rescue by the young Grace Darling and her father in 1838.

    A paddle steamer, the Forfarshire, had foundered on rocks and broken its back. The 23 year old Grace and her father William determined that the weather was too rough for the lifeboat to put out from Seahouses (then North Sunderland), so they took a rowing boat (a 21!ft, 4-man Northumberland coble) across to the survivors, taking a long route that kept to the lee side of the islands, a distance of nearly a mile. Grace kept the coble steady in the water while her father helped four men and the lone surviving woman, Mrs. Dawson, into the boat.

    There is a lifeboat display at Chatham docks museum and a lot of information about the Dungeness lifeboats.
    The shingle beach is continually being built up so the lifeboat station would gradually become further and further from the sea. Many of the local fisherman's wives would help with launching the lifeboat. It had to be dragged over the shingle, some of it uphill, before being launched. Some of these women were still launching the boat when they were well into what we would normally call old age.
    Heroes all and one.

    Then there is the famous launch of the Lynmouth lifeboat in 1899, where the boat was dragged over land to be launched at Porlock.

    At approximately 1830 hours on the evening of January 12th.1899, a distress call was received in Lynmouth indicating that the 1900 ton, three masted, fully rigged vessel, the Forrest Hall was foundering off Porlock. One of the severest storms ever, it was the night that the Woody Bay pier was destroyed, was being experienced in the Bristol Channel and it was quickly ascertained that it would be impossible to launch the Lynmouth lifeboat, the Louisa in Lynmouth.

    An immediate decision was taken that if the lifeboat could not be launched in Lynmouth, then it would be launched in Porlock and so commenced one of the most remarkable events in the annals of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. The boat was pulled, pushed, cajoled or come what may up Countisbury Hill, over Exmoor and down Porlock Hill the thirteen and a half miles to Porlock Weir where she was launched at 0630 hours on January 13th. The lifeboat then escorted the Forrest Hall to a safe anchorage off Barry arriving at 1800 hours. The Lynmouth lifeboat then had to return to Lynmouth, this time by sea, finally arriving at her home station at 1130 hours on January 14th. Thus completing forty-one hours of true heroics.

    Thank you so much for providing such a wonderful insight
    into the RNLI - such courageous souls - every single one
    of them including the extremely heroic Grace Darling and
    her father. :T

    I understand there is a Grace Darling museum in Bamburgh -
    and I shall have to visit. I have a passion for visiting museums
    in general and would love to find out more about Grace and
    her family.

    Just fished these out from Google .....

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    Good evening Alphabettys :hello:

    I would like to add another day to the list of days that Alfie does for us :D

    The Making of the Gravy Day.
    Today was the first time I have made gravy :o:eek::rotfl::D
    Was good :T


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    Didn't look like that but I didn't take a picture :cool:
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    :hello: Good morning lovely Alphabettys in Happy Chatty Land!

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    When I was very young, I used to eat a lot of spam. Wouldn't touch it with a barge-pole now.

    I love nice pastry pies! If the pastry's good, I almost prefer it to the filling!

    Talking of gravy, a flat-sharer I once had decided to roast a joint one day, for the first time ever. When he had got the meat out of the pan he was going to pour the juices away down the sink.

    I shrieked and stopped him, and said that would make wonderful gravy, and told him how.
    He hesitated for a bit, and then poured the juices away and opened a tub of Bisto. :(
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys :hello:

    Hope you are all well. Have a lovely day whatever you are planning :):)

    Super stressed so apologies if I'm not here much.


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    No spam thank you. Either the food or junk posts :naughty:

    But I would like some apple pie :drool:


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