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That's another fine TARDIS you got me into Stanley

« on: September 13, 2018, 11:50:59 AM »

Carshalton Ponds is a couple of miles from the hospital where I had a morning appointment today (new fistula work up). There is a local museum on one bank, free to get in, and in the gift shop they sell bags full of millet, corn, etc. to feed the ducks. Only 30 pence
(about 45 cents), so spent a peaceful time throwing seeds into the water for the ducks, moorhens, and Canadian geese, plus sprinkling a little on the bank for the unavoidable rock doves who congregate whenever they see a human with food.

Sometimes the simple things are the best way to unwind.

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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2018, 01:19:24 PM »




    :thumbup;
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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2018, 02:38:39 PM »

The UK is blessed to have so many such hidden gems like this.

Paul, since you live in the Croydon area, do you know Riddlesdown at all?
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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2018, 04:49:35 PM »


Looking for a few laughs?

Pack your lunch, take a cooler of your favorite beverages, for the other viewers that are NOT on Dialysis.

And a comfy enough lawn chair,

And go to your nearest busy public boat ramp.

Watch the show of all the boaters that cannot back up a trailer, much less know anything about handling a boat.

It's a riot.

End of the day you get to see the whole show again as they try to get the trailer in and park the boat on it.

Some other great places are the river launch ramps IN the current, no breakwater wall or anything to slow the water across the ramp sideways.

Yeah, I still have two boats.  And I still make the occasional mistake.  Usually not so bad anyone wold notice me.
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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2018, 07:26:26 PM »

Charlottetown is a big tourist area.  Downtown, there is a street that is closed to traffic in the summer and they set up picnic tables and a stage for local artists to play.  My mom works on this street, so I spend a lot of time there in the summer.  I have found a spot that is higher up and out of the way, where I can sit and people watch.  There is a ledging around the base of the Confederation Centre of the Arts building, and a lot of people sit on it, but this particular ledge that I sit on is out of the way, and I can also connect to the Centre's free wifi
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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2018, 07:50:17 PM »

Paul, since you live in the Croydon area, do you know Riddlesdown at all?

I am aware of its existence and roughly where it is, I may even have passed through it, but I know little about it and cannot remember ever actually stopping there.
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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2018, 07:57:32 AM »


And go to your nearest busy public boat ramp.

Watch the show of all the boaters that cannot back up a trailer, much less know anything about handling a boat.

I have gone on "rookie watch" ever since I was a rookie!  I have owned multiple boats in my life and paid my dues so I felt I was entitled to that type of entertainment every Spring.  Usually by mid-summer they have made most of the epic errors except for launching the car AND the boat.  I never launched my car but I did launch a stern drive without the drain plug.  I jumped in and took off at full throttle across the lake to drain it.  Thanks for the memories.
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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2018, 06:40:21 PM »

We live in a "dog friendly" apartment complex. I love watching people walk their dogs. I swear, I've seen nearly every breed here and some I don't even know what they are. I call it the "dog parade". And I guess now for added entertainment I am working on a sort of puzzle. I've been looking across to another building and a new neighbor who piles up furniture in their window during the day and tears it all down at nite. They leave the blinds up 24/7 and just cover/uncover the window with stacks of furniture. Even if you don't mean to really look over there you can't help but notice it. Never have seen this kind of behavior before. Gee, should I be concerned? lol
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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2018, 08:25:11 PM »

We humans are banned from feeding the birds and ducks at the ponds.  They say it is not good for them and they shit too much.  Sad.  They look so hungry!
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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2018, 11:16:23 PM »

We live in a "dog friendly" apartment complex. I love watching people walk their dogs.

A couple of years ago I spent several months in hospital. The thing I missed most was dogs. I had my boss at the time email me photos of his dogs. Also, when I was transferred between hospitals I spent the entire journey looking out of the ambulance window, looking for people walking dogs.
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« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2018, 11:22:15 PM »

We humans are banned from feeding the birds and ducks at the ponds.

And people obey this rule? At the ponds I talked about we are allowed to feed the waterfowl with seeds, but not with bread (apparently bread is bad for them). But if you walk round the ponds and river on a sunny day you will almost always see someone feeding them bread. If they banned seeds too, there would probably be a revolution.

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« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2018, 06:18:17 AM »

We live in a "dog friendly" apartment complex. I love watching people walk their dogs. I swear, I've seen nearly every breed here and some I don't even know what they are. I call it the "dog parade". And I guess now for added entertainment I am working on a sort of puzzle. I've been looking across to another building and a new neighbor who piles up furniture in their window during the day and tears it all down at nite. They leave the blinds up 24/7 and just cover/uncover the window with stacks of furniture. Even if you don't mean to really look over there you can't help but notice it. Never have seen this kind of behavior before. Gee, should I be concerned? lol
Hello PrimeTimer,
that looks like a very strange behaviour indeed ... but ... could it be that the flat is being used for another purpose during the day, i.e restaurant purposes, or cooking for a restaurant etc and keeping the furniture out of the way for whatever reason during the day etc and putting it all back again at night?
This repeated action every evening surely would make me a bit curious as well and, if the neighbour might look reasonable enough and not "run down", I might even ask them, but that could be dangerous if they are slowly "losing it" or if there is some "better not to be noticed" activity taking place ?
Please take care and I send you my best wishes and good luck from Kristina. :grouphug;
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« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2018, 08:16:13 AM »

I think they are doing yoga! Need floor space for that.
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« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2018, 12:34:10 PM »

I think they are doing yoga! Need floor space for that.

Your probably right.  Maybe baby goat yoga and they Need the furniture gone so the goats donít climb it.
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« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2018, 04:07:44 PM »

I think they are doing yoga! Need floor space for that.

Unless they do yoga ALL day, I don't think so. And they seem to be up all nite after taking down the furniture. They are up with the light on and the window shade drawn all the way so that you can see inside. Most people want privacy at nite. I was almost wondering if they are extremely afraid of someone breaking in but I think if that were the case, they'd stack and block the window with furniture during the nite and not during the day. I'm talking a sofa and several chairs and tables. Very odd.
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« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2018, 06:10:51 AM »

I read an article in our local paper last night that said they are putting in a "funny walk" crosswalk
 The street that it's crossing is closed to vehicle traffic from May to October, so that's the only time the funny walk sign will be up, but i think I know of a new place to people watch
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« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2018, 01:18:27 PM »

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I own a house in the Adirondacks on a flood control lake called Sacandaga. Every Memorial Day and Labor Day I go to the tow beach which is next to the state boat ramp.  I bring a sandwich and a drink and watch the activities.  Since the day after Labor they start emptying the lake the amount of people trying to remove boats is incredible. My favorite stunt is loosing your boat by not securing it to the trailer.  That is only topped by the rare but funny driving you car to deep into the lake and getting stuck.
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« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2018, 06:41:10 PM »


LOL

The 'activities' are nearly the same at every boat ramp, large or small, freshwater and salt water.

youtube has scads and scads of videos.  Thanks to cell phone camera'.
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