14. 12. 2016

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“Ye shall find a cocktail-sausage wrapped in swaddling bacon, lying in a manger…”

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73 responses to “14. 12. 2016”

  1. emmachisset says :

    Congrats. Bill, have a virtual pint of White Shield 🙂

  2. Sleepychow says :

    bummity bummy bumkinses.

    ok, you deserve your white shield

    *harrumph*

  3. emmachisset says :

  4. Sleepychow says :

    It is so past my bedtime.

    Nn all.

  5. Sleepychow says :

    ooooooooooo Emms. That looks like fun.
    I’ll check it tomoz (as da kidz say innit).

  6. NuitsdeYoung says :

    Still boggled at the sausage nativity…

  7. NuitsdeYoung says :

    Emma, I’d love that, but really I don’t have the space… Parking it on the top of the river embankment might work, but I’d have to knock the trees down, and my beloved Cheeky Chicks and Squiggles would never forgive me.

  8. justamentalpatient says :

    nuits, I have never seen the Holy Grail all the way through
    *hangs head in shame*

    No, emms. Some mates got together to build one on one of the lads parents farm. Mucho flingage. I brassicas are your thing to fling, I would suggest you go for cauli over cabbage if you want visual efects. A red cabbage nearly got as far as the canal, though.

    This was before Scrapheap and others popularised them.

  9. justamentalpatient says :

    Bah humbug as far as Warwick Castle is concerned.

    We intended to go there for a 21st. Arrived, saw the price, had a mooch round Warwick (it doesn’t take long) and drove to Cov for bowling instead.

  10. emmachisset says :

    amazing thing the trebuchet, built long before Newton explained mechanics, yet somehow they got it right, by trial and error presumably.

  11. NuitsdeYoung says :

    Justa: ‘Holy Grail’ is brilliant. And apparently, a distant cousin of one of my friends is one of the damsels in the Grail Castle.

  12. NuitsdeYoung says :

    Emma: Yes, people had been designing stuff like that for centuries.

  13. NuitsdeYoung says :

    Discussion of festive movies on the Grauniad just now. I’m taking boxed sets of Vikings to Dad’s. It’s Yule, after all.

  14. justamentalpatient says :

    Engineering seems to be a human trait. Stronger in some than others, but evident throughout history.

    Problem solving, I guess.

  15. emmachisset says :

    have you been watching the new series of Vikings Nuit? a slow start but looking promising…

  16. xenium1 says :

    I thought trebuchet was a font.

    Either that or he played for PSG.

    S’okay. Leaving…

  17. emmachisset says :

    what did they build it from justa?

    I speak as someone who made bows and arrows out of garden canes and string, which didn’t work well….

  18. justamentalpatient says :

    Various bits of scrap from the farm (the father is still a magpie!). Scaffolding tubes and so on.

    It wasn’t huge, maybe 8-10ft tall, but great fun!

  19. justamentalpatient says :

    I used to think it was a latin american politician, xen.

    Garden canes not suitable for bow making. Old fishing rods surprisingly good.

  20. emmachisset says :

    that sounds big enough to do some damage 🙂

  21. justamentalpatient says :

    It was only fired over a reasonably sized field when the canal was clear. Just in case! 🙂

    The parents insisted it was dismantled because fresh food kept disappearing…

  22. justamentalpatient says :

    A frozen chicken might have been good.

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