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by Biggles
Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: The Café
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 1665
Views: 57545

Re: What are you listening to?

I heard this tonight for the first time, sung by the author and telling of his experience as the youngest sailor of the D-day landings, 6th June 1944. A remarkable story - all the more poignant as Jim died from Covid last year.

by Biggles
Thu May 13, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: The Café
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 1665
Views: 57545

Re: What are you listening to?

by Biggles
Wed May 12, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: The Café
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 1665
Views: 57545

Re: What are you listening to?

by Biggles
Mon May 10, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: The Snug
Topic: Light aircraft crash landing today
Replies: 9
Views: 195

Re: Light aircraft crash landing today

In the Wikipedia article on this aircraft this paragraph appears: "The aviation journalist Paul Bertorelli has criticized the aircraft's design for lack of cabin occupant crashworthiness. However, the manufacturer points out that this kind of issue is typical of aircraft in the LSA category. The des...
by Biggles
Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Games? Puzzles and Quizzes
Topic: SHIRITORI Part 2
Replies: 6710
Views: 29599

Re: SHIRITORI Part 2

idealogy
by Biggles
Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Wildlife in France.
Topic: Golden Oriole
Replies: 13
Views: 261

Re: Golden Oriole

17:45 this evening, whilst walking the dog, heard my first Oriole of the season. :good: :good: :D
by Biggles
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: Wildlife in France.
Topic: Golden Oriole
Replies: 13
Views: 261

Re: Golden Oriole

First Orioles seen/heard here on Sunday, about 7-10 days later than in previous years.. And..sadly, zero sound or sight of a cuckoo so far. There seem to be fewer cuckoos this year: I can hear them most of the day but they are distant rather than close. Curious that they have managed to get this fa...
by Biggles
Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: Wildlife in France.
Topic: Golden Oriole
Replies: 13
Views: 261

Re: Golden Oriole

Surely it is a Hoopoe? The song is 'oop, oop, oop' very quick and rising slightly in pitch. Spectacular looking bird see here https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Hoopoe
by Biggles
Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: The Café
Topic: What has pleased you today
Replies: 1773
Views: 69434

Re: What has pleased you today

Cycling 60Km round trip to get my hair cut! It should have been warm and sunny but was, in fact bitterly cold and overcast and I felt very chilled. By far the worst part of the experience was the hardness of the saddle :!: Despite my proper cycling padded knickers, it was extremely uncomfortable. H...
by Biggles
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: The Café
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 1665
Views: 57545

Re: What are you listening to?

From Peggy Seeger's latest album: some of her best songs yet IMHO!