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Nick Odell
2018-04-24 14:37:41 UTC
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Umra has had lots of practice at calculating periods of confinement so
here's a question: do you suppose that the Duchess of Cambridge's little
baby boy was induced?

Out here[1][2] under the previous, populist government, something
terrible would be exposed - millions of dollars of government money
being paid into a project organised by a criminal who ran off with the
lot, thousands of people on the government payroll who don't actually
exist, etc etc etc. The papers and TV would pick up the story and build
it and build it and just at the point where it seemed something had to
break - the government had to collapse, a minister had to be arrested, a
policy would have to be scrapped.........

......a dearly beloved and venerable old actor or tanguista or vedette
would die and the papers and TV would be full of nostalgia and video
clips and the streets would be full of weeping mourners and..

..the whole scandal would be forgotten.

I imagined a government hit team. A black car pulls up outside an
address; four men in black get out and one knocks at the door.
Do you love your country, sir?
We need a small sacrafice from you - pfut, pfut, pfut.


Of course we don't assassinate people to order[3] but can I be blamed
for wondering after the last week's news if somebody rolled up to the
Cambridge's residence, stuck a needle in her ladyship's arm and marched
her off to hospital because, sure enough, all today's front pages have
cute baby pics and, it seems, precious little else.

Nick
[1]Argentina still
[2]And could be for quite some time. Thanks to the strike by Air France,
my flight home on Wednesday isn't leaving Wednesday and I've yet to find
out when I will be coming back. One of the beauties of retirement,
however, is that it really doesn't matter :)
[3]Do we?
J. P. Gilliver (John)
2018-04-24 15:02:54 UTC
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Post by Nick Odell
Umra has had lots of practice at calculating periods of confinement so
here's a question: do you suppose that the Duchess of Cambridge's
little baby boy was induced?
As an electrical/electronic engineer, that always conjures up the vision
of the mother being placed inside a large coil, and pulses of current
applied ...
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Post by Nick Odell
it and build it and just at the point where it seemed something had to
break - the government had to collapse, a minister had to be arrested,
a policy would have to be scrapped.........
......a dearly beloved and venerable old actor or tanguista or vedette
would die and the papers and TV would be full of nostalgia and video
[]
Post by Nick Odell
Of course we don't assassinate people to order[3] but can I be blamed
for wondering after the last week's news if somebody rolled up to the
Cambridge's residence, stuck a needle in her ladyship's arm and marched
her off to hospital because, sure enough, all today's front pages have
cute baby pics and, it seems, precious little else.
If it gets us off the Windrush business (not that I'm belittling the
seriousness of that, but ...) - or at least I would have said that, but
it seems they've somehow got back onto Semitism in various political
parties, which is another subject that is important but IMO being
over-discussed without actually getting anywhere.
[]
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yet to find out when I will be coming back. One of the beauties of
retirement, however, is that it really doesn't matter :)
IKWYM
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[3]Do we?
I wouldn't be 100% sure we don't. Though probably by very subtle means -
probably starting with just reputation assassination, only going on to
the full thing if that is thought not to have worked.
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Veni Vidi Vacuum [I came, I saw, It sucked] - ***@saslimited.demon.co.uk, 1998
Kate B
2018-04-24 15:09:49 UTC
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Post by Nick Odell
Umra has had lots of practice at calculating periods of confinement so
here's a question: do you suppose that the Duchess of Cambridge's little
baby boy was induced?
Out here[1][2] under the previous, populist government, something
terrible would be exposed - millions of dollars of government money
being paid into a project organised by a criminal who ran off with the
lot, thousands of people on the government payroll who don't actually
exist, etc etc etc. The papers and TV would pick up the story and build
it and build it and just at the point where it seemed something had to
break - the government had to collapse, a minister had to be arrested, a
policy would have to be scrapped.........
.......a dearly beloved and venerable old actor or tanguista or vedette
would die and the papers and TV would be full of nostalgia and video
clips and the streets would be full of weeping mourners and..
...the whole scandal would be forgotten.
I imagined a government hit team. A black car pulls up outside an
address; four men in black get out and one knocks at the door.
Do you love your country, sir?
We need a small sacrafice from you - pfut, pfut, pfut.
Of course we don't assassinate people to order[3] but can I be blamed
for wondering after the last week's news if somebody rolled up to the
Cambridge's residence, stuck a needle in her ladyship's arm and marched
her off to hospital because, sure enough, all today's front pages have
cute baby pics and, it seems, precious little else.
Nick
[1]Argentina still
[2]And could be for quite some time. Thanks to the strike by Air France,
my flight home on Wednesday isn't leaving Wednesday and I've yet to find
out when I will be coming back. One of the beauties of retirement,
however, is that it really doesn't matter :)
[3]Do we?
I shall ask my midwife sister. The speed of the whole thing was
astonishing, but Katherine's tougher than she looks, I think, and the
due date was around now - bookies were laying odds on April 23rd weeks ago.

The truly cynical observer would suspect warming pans.
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Kate B
London
Kate B
2018-04-24 15:11:42 UTC
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Post by Nick Odell
Umra has had lots of practice at calculating periods of confinement so
here's a question: do you suppose that the Duchess of Cambridge's
little baby boy was induced?
Out here[1][2] under the previous, populist government, something
terrible would be exposed - millions of dollars of government money
being paid into a project organised by a criminal who ran off with the
lot, thousands of people on the government payroll who don't actually
exist, etc etc etc. The papers and TV would pick up the story and
build it and build it and just at the point where it seemed something
had to break - the government had to collapse, a minister had to be
arrested, a policy would have to be scrapped.........
.......a dearly beloved and venerable old actor or tanguista or
vedette would die and the papers and TV would be full of nostalgia and
video clips and the streets would be full of weeping mourners and..
...the whole scandal would be forgotten.
I imagined a government hit team. A black car pulls up outside an
address; four men in black get out and one knocks at the door.
Do you love your country, sir?
We need a small sacrafice from you - pfut, pfut, pfut.
Of course we don't assassinate people to order[3] but can I be blamed
for wondering after the last week's news if somebody rolled up to the
Cambridge's residence, stuck a needle in her ladyship's arm and
marched her off to hospital because, sure enough, all today's front
pages have cute baby pics and, it seems, precious little else.
Nick
[1]Argentina still
[2]And could be for quite some time. Thanks to the strike by Air
France, my flight home on Wednesday isn't leaving Wednesday and I've
yet to find out when I will be coming back. One of the beauties of
retirement, however, is that it really doesn't matter :)
[3]Do we?
I shall ask my midwife sister. The speed of the whole thing was
astonishing, but Katherine's tougher than she looks, I think, and the
due date was around now - bookies were laying odds on April 23rd weeks ago.
The truly cynical observer would suspect warming pans.
PS Nick, that title was a bit startling. Took me straight back to the
bad old days when every other post was attacking Mrs Madikane.
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Kate B
London
Vicky
2018-04-24 17:51:18 UTC
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PS Nick, that title was a bit startling. Took me straight back to the
bad old days when every other post was attacking Mrs Madikane.
I used to feel that way about posts about Vicky. We never hear about
her or hte child now do we? Wouldn't Roy mention them, or mention his
sister? Er...Umbrella.
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Vicky
Chris McMillan
2018-04-27 08:02:22 UTC
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Post by Kate B
Post by Nick Odell
Umra has had lots of practice at calculating periods of confinement so
here's a question: do you suppose that the Duchess of Cambridge's
little baby boy was induced?
Out here[1][2] under the previous, populist government, something
terrible would be exposed - millions of dollars of government money
being paid into a project organised by a criminal who ran off with the
lot, thousands of people on the government payroll who don't actually
exist, etc etc etc. The papers and TV would pick up the story and
build it and build it and just at the point where it seemed something
had to break - the government had to collapse, a minister had to be
arrested, a policy would have to be scrapped.........
.......a dearly beloved and venerable old actor or tanguista or
vedette would die and the papers and TV would be full of nostalgia and
video clips and the streets would be full of weeping mourners and..
...the whole scandal would be forgotten.
I imagined a government hit team. A black car pulls up outside an
address; four men in black get out and one knocks at the door.
Do you love your country, sir?
We need a small sacrafice from you - pfut, pfut, pfut.
Of course we don't assassinate people to order[3] but can I be blamed
for wondering after the last week's news if somebody rolled up to the
Cambridge's residence, stuck a needle in her ladyship's arm and
marched her off to hospital because, sure enough, all today's front
pages have cute baby pics and, it seems, precious little else.
Nick
[1]Argentina still
[2]And could be for quite some time. Thanks to the strike by Air
France, my flight home on Wednesday isn't leaving Wednesday and I've
yet to find out when I will be coming back. One of the beauties of
retirement, however, is that it really doesn't matter :)
[3]Do we?
I shall ask my midwife sister. The speed of the whole thing was
astonishing, but Katherine's tougher than she looks, I think, and the
due date was around now - bookies were laying odds on April 23rd weeks ago.
The truly cynical observer would suspect warming pans.
PS Nick, that title was a bit startling. Took me straight back to the
bad old days when every other post was attacking Mrs Madikane.
Rotflmao!

Sincerely Chris
LFS
2018-04-24 15:46:43 UTC
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Post by Nick Odell
Umra has had lots of practice at calculating periods of confinement so
here's a question: do you suppose that the Duchess of Cambridge's
little baby boy was induced?
Out here[1][2] under the previous, populist government, something
terrible would be exposed - millions of dollars of government money
being paid into a project organised by a criminal who ran off with the
lot, thousands of people on the government payroll who don't actually
exist, etc etc etc. The papers and TV would pick up the story and
build it and build it and just at the point where it seemed something
had to break - the government had to collapse, a minister had to be
arrested, a policy would have to be scrapped.........
.......a dearly beloved and venerable old actor or tanguista or
vedette would die and the papers and TV would be full of nostalgia and
video clips and the streets would be full of weeping mourners and..
...the whole scandal would be forgotten.
I imagined a government hit team. A black car pulls up outside an
address; four men in black get out and one knocks at the door.
Do you love your country, sir?
We need a small sacrafice from you - pfut, pfut, pfut.
Of course we don't assassinate people to order[3] but can I be blamed
for wondering after the last week's news if somebody rolled up to the
Cambridge's residence, stuck a needle in her ladyship's arm and
marched her off to hospital because, sure enough, all today's front
pages have cute baby pics and, it seems, precious little else.
Nick
[1]Argentina still
[2]And could be for quite some time. Thanks to the strike by Air
France, my flight home on Wednesday isn't leaving Wednesday and I've
yet to find out when I will be coming back. One of the beauties of
retirement, however, is that it really doesn't matter :)
[3]Do we?
I shall ask my midwife sister. The speed of the whole thing was
astonishing, but Katherine's tougher than she looks, I think, and the
due date was around now - bookies were laying odds on April 23rd weeks ago.
The truly cynical observer would suspect warming pans.
I think an induced birth might have taken longer. I do find it
incredible that some women can pop babies out so quickly and shortly
afterwards look as if labour never happened.
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Laura (emulate St George for email)
Jenny M Benson
2018-04-24 16:13:08 UTC
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I think an induced birth might have taken longer.
My waters having broken and no further action, I was induced with my
first. Forget exactly how long after needle was inserted (not an
injection, a drip) but labour was about 16 hrs.

Of course, that was a long time ago. Things may be different now.
Also, I am not royal!
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http://jennygenes.blogspot.co.uk/
Vicky
2018-04-24 18:35:36 UTC
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I think an induced birth might have taken longer.
My waters having broken and no further action, I was induced with my
first. Forget exactly how long after needle was inserted (not an
injection, a drip) but labour was about 16 hrs.
Of course, that was a long time ago. Things may be different now.
Also, I am not royal!
With my first I knew dates were wrong but they insisted I was due and
they did 9-5 inductions then. Began about 9.am, a drip as yours, took
till 1.a.m. next day. So similar time. Second time they said it was
overdue I told them to sod off and managed to have the home birth I'd
planned the day before they were going to insist I come in for another
induction but I just had a long cycle.
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Vicky
BrritSki
2018-04-24 16:14:18 UTC
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Umra has had lots of practice at calculating periods of confinement
so here's a question: do you suppose that the Duchess of Cambridge's
little baby boy was induced?
Out here[1][2] under the previous, populist government, something
terrible would be exposed - millions of dollars of government money
being paid into a project organised by a criminal who ran off with
the lot, thousands of people on the government payroll who don't
actually exist, etc etc etc. The papers and TV would pick up the
story and build it and build it and just at the point where it seemed
something had to break - the government had to collapse, a minister
had to be arrested, a policy would have to be scrapped.........
.......a dearly beloved and venerable old actor or tanguista or
vedette would die and the papers and TV would be full of nostalgia
and video clips and the streets would be full of weeping mourners and..
...the whole scandal would be forgotten.
I imagined a government hit team. A black car pulls up outside an
address; four men in black get out and one knocks at the door.
Do you love your country, sir?
We need a small sacrafice from you - pfut, pfut, pfut.
Of course we don't assassinate people to order[3] but can I be blamed
for wondering after the last week's news if somebody rolled up to the
Cambridge's residence, stuck a needle in her ladyship's arm and
marched her off to hospital because, sure enough, all today's front
pages have cute baby pics and, it seems, precious little else.
Nick
[1]Argentina still
[2]And could be for quite some time. Thanks to the strike by Air
France, my flight home on Wednesday isn't leaving Wednesday and I've
yet to find out when I will be coming back. One of the beauties of
retirement, however, is that it really doesn't matter :)
[3]Do we?
I shall ask my midwife sister. The speed of the whole thing was
astonishing, but Katherine's tougher than she looks, I think, and the
due date was around now - bookies were laying odds on April 23rd weeks ago.
The truly cynical observer would suspect warming pans.
I think an induced birth might have taken longer. I do find it
incredible that some women can pop babies out so quickly and shortly
afterwards look as if labour never happened.
For her third, our dorter had lunch here, had several cups of tea and a
bath and then drove home about tea time. She started to get some twinges
early evening, went down to hospital with SoL, was told to go home, but
was then examined and discovered to be fully dilated and the baby was
born very soon after at around 10PM. Of course she tends not to make as
much fuss or noise as some of the Italian mamas :/
Btms
2018-04-24 16:36:57 UTC
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Post by Kate B
Post by Nick Odell
Umra has had lots of practice at calculating periods of confinement so
here's a question: do you suppose that the Duchess of Cambridge's
little baby boy was induced?
Out here[1][2] under the previous, populist government, something
terrible would be exposed - millions of dollars of government money
being paid into a project organised by a criminal who ran off with the
lot, thousands of people on the government payroll who don't actually
exist, etc etc etc. The papers and TV would pick up the story and
build it and build it and just at the point where it seemed something
had to break - the government had to collapse, a minister had to be
arrested, a policy would have to be scrapped.........
.......a dearly beloved and venerable old actor or tanguista or
vedette would die and the papers and TV would be full of nostalgia and
video clips and the streets would be full of weeping mourners and..
...the whole scandal would be forgotten.
I imagined a government hit team. A black car pulls up outside an
address; four men in black get out and one knocks at the door.
Do you love your country, sir?
We need a small sacrafice from you - pfut, pfut, pfut.
Of course we don't assassinate people to order[3] but can I be blamed
for wondering after the last week's news if somebody rolled up to the
Cambridge's residence, stuck a needle in her ladyship's arm and
marched her off to hospital because, sure enough, all today's front
pages have cute baby pics and, it seems, precious little else.
Nick
[1]Argentina still
[2]And could be for quite some time. Thanks to the strike by Air
France, my flight home on Wednesday isn't leaving Wednesday and I've
yet to find out when I will be coming back. One of the beauties of
retirement, however, is that it really doesn't matter :)
[3]Do we?
I shall ask my midwife sister. The speed of the whole thing was
astonishing, but Katherine's tougher than she looks, I think, and the
due date was around now - bookies were laying odds on April 23rd weeks ago.
The truly cynical observer would suspect warming pans.
I think an induced birth might have taken longer. I do find it
incredible that some women can pop babies out so quickly and shortly
afterwards look as if labour never happened.
My first was induced* and it took quite a while. Would it different with
number three?

*I was talked into it but have long thought there was a trend so staffing
could be managed in a more predictable way.
--
BTMS - Equine Advisor Extraordinaire.
LFS
2018-04-24 18:24:17 UTC
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Post by Kate B
Post by Nick Odell
Umra has had lots of practice at calculating periods of confinement so
here's a question: do you suppose that the Duchess of Cambridge's
little baby boy was induced?
Out here[1][2] under the previous, populist government, something
terrible would be exposed - millions of dollars of government money
being paid into a project organised by a criminal who ran off with the
lot, thousands of people on the government payroll who don't actually
exist, etc etc etc. The papers and TV would pick up the story and
build it and build it and just at the point where it seemed something
had to break - the government had to collapse, a minister had to be
arrested, a policy would have to be scrapped.........
.......a dearly beloved and venerable old actor or tanguista or
vedette would die and the papers and TV would be full of nostalgia and
video clips and the streets would be full of weeping mourners and..
...the whole scandal would be forgotten.
I imagined a government hit team. A black car pulls up outside an
address; four men in black get out and one knocks at the door.
Do you love your country, sir?
We need a small sacrafice from you - pfut, pfut, pfut.
Of course we don't assassinate people to order[3] but can I be blamed
for wondering after the last week's news if somebody rolled up to the
Cambridge's residence, stuck a needle in her ladyship's arm and
marched her off to hospital because, sure enough, all today's front
pages have cute baby pics and, it seems, precious little else.
Nick
[1]Argentina still
[2]And could be for quite some time. Thanks to the strike by Air
France, my flight home on Wednesday isn't leaving Wednesday and I've
yet to find out when I will be coming back. One of the beauties of
retirement, however, is that it really doesn't matter :)
[3]Do we?
I shall ask my midwife sister. The speed of the whole thing was
astonishing, but Katherine's tougher than she looks, I think, and the
due date was around now - bookies were laying odds on April 23rd weeks ago.
The truly cynical observer would suspect warming pans.
I think an induced birth might have taken longer. I do find it
incredible that some women can pop babies out so quickly and shortly
afterwards look as if labour never happened.
My first was induced* and it took quite a while. Would it different with
number three?
*I was talked into it but have long thought there was a trend so staffing
could be managed in a more predictable way.
We were warned about that at NCT classes, induction was entirely for the
consultants' convenience at the time. There was much competition between
the obgyn consultants and the GP unit. When Daughter was taking her time
about being born, the midwives kept making me drink a lot, saying "We
don't want to lose you!" I thought to start with that our lives were in
danger until I realised they meant lose me to the tender mercies of the
main hospital
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Laura (emulate St George for email)
Penny
2018-04-24 19:30:18 UTC
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My first was induced* and it took quite a while. Would it different with
number three?
My third was induced and took about 8 hours - but that was 2 weeks before
the due date.
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Penny
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agsmith578688@gmail.com Tony Smith Prestbury
2018-04-24 21:52:22 UTC
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Umra has had lots of practice at calculating periods of confinement so
here's a question: do you suppose that the Duchess of Cambridge's
little baby boy was induced?
Out here[1][2] under the previous, populist government, something
terrible would be exposed - millions of dollars of government money
being paid into a project organised by a criminal who ran off with the
lot, thousands of people on the government payroll who don't actually
exist, etc etc etc. The papers and TV would pick up the story and
build it and build it and just at the point where it seemed something
had to break - the government had to collapse, a minister had to be
arrested, a policy would have to be scrapped.........
.......a dearly beloved and venerable old actor or tanguista or
vedette would die and the papers and TV would be full of nostalgia and
video clips and the streets would be full of weeping mourners and..
...the whole scandal would be forgotten.
I imagined a government hit team. A black car pulls up outside an
address; four men in black get out and one knocks at the door.
Do you love your country, sir?
We need a small sacrafice from you - pfut, pfut, pfut.
Of course we don't assassinate people to order[3] but can I be blamed
for wondering after the last week's news if somebody rolled up to the
Cambridge's residence, stuck a needle in her ladyship's arm and
marched her off to hospital because, sure enough, all today's front
pages have cute baby pics and, it seems, precious little else.
Nick
[1]Argentina still
[2]And could be for quite some time. Thanks to the strike by Air
France, my flight home on Wednesday isn't leaving Wednesday and I've
yet to find out when I will be coming back. One of the beauties of
retirement, however, is that it really doesn't matter :)
[3]Do we?
I shall ask my midwife sister. The speed of the whole thing was
astonishing, but Katherine's tougher than she looks, I think, and the
due date was around now - bookies were laying odds on April 23rd weeks ago.
The truly cynical observer would suspect warming pans.
I think an induced birth might have taken longer. I do find it
incredible that some women can pop babies out so quickly and shortly
afterwards look as if labour never happened.
My first was induced* and it took quite a while. Would it different with
number three?
*I was talked into it but have long thought there was a trend so staffing
could be managed in a more predictable way.
--
BTMS - Equine Advisor Extraordinaire.
Ours, and a whole wardful of others, was induced as Easter was approaching. Had he waited a few days he would have shared my birthday.
Btms
2018-04-24 16:36:56 UTC
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Umra has had lots of practice at calculating periods of confinement so
here's a question: do you suppose that the Duchess of Cambridge's little
baby boy was induced?
Out here[1][2] under the previous, populist government, something
terrible would be exposed - millions of dollars of government money
being paid into a project organised by a criminal who ran off with the
lot, thousands of people on the government payroll who don't actually
exist, etc etc etc. The papers and TV would pick up the story and build
it and build it and just at the point where it seemed something had to
break - the government had to collapse, a minister had to be arrested, a
policy would have to be scrapped.........
.......a dearly beloved and venerable old actor or tanguista or vedette
would die and the papers and TV would be full of nostalgia and video
clips and the streets would be full of weeping mourners and..
...the whole scandal would be forgotten.
I imagined a government hit team. A black car pulls up outside an
address; four men in black get out and one knocks at the door.
Do you love your country, sir?
We need a small sacrafice from you - pfut, pfut, pfut.
Of course we don't assassinate people to order[3] but can I be blamed
for wondering after the last week's news if somebody rolled up to the
Cambridge's residence, stuck a needle in her ladyship's arm and marched
her off to hospital because, sure enough, all today's front pages have
cute baby pics and, it seems, precious little else.
Nick
[1]Argentina still
[2]And could be for quite some time. Thanks to the strike by Air France,
my flight home on Wednesday isn't leaving Wednesday and I've yet to find
out when I will be coming back. One of the beauties of retirement,
however, is that it really doesn't matter :)
[3]Do we?
I shall ask my midwife sister. The speed of the whole thing was
astonishing, but Katherine's tougher than she looks, I think, and the
due date was around now - bookies were laying odds on April 23rd weeks ago.
The truly cynical observer would suspect warming pans.
Whilst I doubt induction, I do wonder about the published due date.
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BTMS - Equine Advisor Extraordinaire.
Rosemary Miskin
2018-04-24 17:21:22 UTC
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The speed of the whole thing was astonishing, 
My first took about four hours from me waking with
mild contractions. Rather frightening, as I expected it to
take much longer, and the pain was increasing rapidly

Oddly, his little brother took much longer.

Rosemary
John Ashby
2018-04-24 17:28:17 UTC
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Of course we don't assassinate people to order[3] but can I be blamed
for wondering after the last week's news if somebody rolled up to the
Cambridge's residence, stuck a needle in her ladyship's arm and
marched her off to hospital because, sure enough, all today's front
pages have cute baby pics and, it seems, precious little else.
I shall ask my midwife sister. The speed of the whole thing was
astonishing, but Katherine's tougher than she looks, I think, and the
due date was around now - bookies were laying odds on April 23rd weeks ago.
The truly cynical observer would suspect warming pans.
Raspberry leaf tea.

john
Sid Nuncius
2018-04-25 07:12:43 UTC
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Post by Nick Odell
Of course we don't assassinate people to order[3] but can I be blamed
for wondering after the last week's news if somebody rolled up to the
Cambridge's residence, stuck a needle in her ladyship's arm and
marched her off to hospital because, sure enough, all today's front
pages have cute baby pics and, it seems, precious little else.
I shall ask my midwife sister. The speed of the whole thing was
astonishing, but Katherine's tougher than she looks, I think, and the
due date was around now - bookies were laying odds on April 23rd weeks ago.
The truly cynical observer would suspect warming pans.
Raspberry leaf tea.
I thought "You'd get good odds on that as the name," before I realised
what you really meant.
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Umra has had lots of practice at calculating periods of confinement so
here's a question: do you suppose that the Duchess of Cambridge's little
baby boy was induced?
Out here[1][2] under the previous, populist government, something
terrible would be exposed - millions of dollars of government money
being paid into a project organised by a criminal who ran off with the
lot, thousands of people on the government payroll who don't actually
exist, etc etc etc. The papers and TV would pick up the story and build
it and build it and just at the point where it seemed something had to
break - the government had to collapse, a minister had to be arrested, a
policy would have to be scrapped.........
......a dearly beloved and venerable old actor or tanguista or vedette
would die and the papers and TV would be full of nostalgia and video
clips and the streets would be full of weeping mourners and..
..the whole scandal would be forgotten.
I imagined a government hit team. A black car pulls up outside an
address; four men in black get out and one knocks at the door.
Do you love your country, sir?
We need a small sacrafice from you - pfut, pfut, pfut.
Of course we don't assassinate people to order[3] but can I be blamed
for wondering after the last week's news if somebody rolled up to the
Cambridge's residence, stuck a needle in her ladyship's arm and marched
her off to hospital because, sure enough, all today's front pages have
cute baby pics and, it seems, precious little else.
Nick
[1]Argentina still
[2]And could be for quite some time. Thanks to the strike by Air France,
my flight home on Wednesday isn't leaving Wednesday and I've yet to find
out when I will be coming back. One of the beauties of retirement,
however, is that it really doesn't matter :)
[3]Do we?
No I don’t. Induced births are undesirable for several reasons and little
Kevin was due next week anyway.
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[1]Argentina still
[2]And could be for quite some time. Thanks to the strike by Air France,
my flight home on Wednesday isn't leaving Wednesday and I've yet to find
out when I will be coming back. One of the beauties of retirement,
however, is that it really doesn't matter :)
Air France are sending me home via British Airways on Thursday so I'll
be posting from the UK by the weekend. Woo hoo!

Nick
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2018-04-26 08:12:30 UTC
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Air France are sending me home via British Airways on Thursday so I'll
be posting from the UK by the weekend.
Given current BA service I fear that will be a downgrade.
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p***@never.here
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Air France are sending me home via British Airways on Thursday so I'll
be posting from the UK by the weekend.
Given current BA service I fear that will be a downgrade.
Flew back from Munich with them earlier this month - if I wanted a cup
(cardboard) of coffee it had to paid for on the CC as they didn't take
cash.

I've only flown BA recently - is the "no cash" policy the same on all
airlines now?
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Air France are sending me home via British Airways on Thursday so I'll
be posting from the UK by the weekend.
Given current BA service I fear that will be a downgrade.
Flew back from Munich with them earlier this month - if I wanted a cup
(cardboard) of coffee it had to paid for on the CC as they didn't take
cash.
I've only flown BA recently - is the "no cash" policy the same on all
airlines now?
It certainly isn't on our preferred airline. EZJet take pounds, euros
and cards, although they will not take smaller euro coins (below 50c I
think).
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it had to paid for on the CC as they didn't take
cash.
Talking of no cash philosophy. I was sadly at Wembley last weekend and
apparently was unable to even buy a bottle of water without some form of
card - no cash accepted and they could not tell me if anywhere else
accepted cash.

What sort of world do we inhabit?
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Nick Odell
2018-04-26 19:49:25 UTC
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Air France are sending me home via British Airways on Thursday so I'll
be posting from the UK by the weekend. Woo hoo!
Oh no I won't!

British Airways were overbooked and I was denied boarding. (thinks: is
that a second and separate denied boarding claim from the Air France one
or is it just a rolling over of the same problem?)

Anyway, if all goes according to plan <deep breath> I'll be back in a
couple of days after my round-the-world tour. I've now been booked on
Qatar Airways who are going to fly me half way round the world to Doha
then half the way back again to London. That'll be two solid days of
airline food, then.

Don't wait up for my next post....

Nick
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Post by Nick Odell
Post by Nick Odell
Air France are sending me home via British Airways on Thursday so I'll
be posting from the UK by the weekend. Woo hoo!
Oh no I won't!
British Airways were overbooked and I was denied boarding. (thinks: is
that a second and separate denied boarding claim from the Air France one
or is it just a rolling over of the same problem?)
Anyway, if all goes according to plan <deep breath> I'll be back in a
couple of days after my round-the-world tour. I've now been booked on
Qatar Airways who are going to fly me half way round the world to Doha
then half the way back again to London. That'll be two solid days of
airline food, then.
Don't wait up for my next post....
Nick
Check out Head for Points for how to claim compensation for the flight
delay with Air France.
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2018-04-26 22:22:05 UTC
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Post by Nick Odell
Air France are sending me home via British Airways on Thursday so I'll
be posting from the UK by the weekend. Woo hoo!
Oh no I won't!
British Airways were overbooked and I was denied boarding. (thinks: is
that a second and separate denied boarding claim from the Air France one
or is it just a rolling over of the same problem?)
<Bluebottle>

Thinks: I could use my cardboard cut-out ray gun - Oh, no! - the 'lastic's
come off the trigger . . .

</Bluebottle>
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Chris McMillan
2018-04-27 08:02:24 UTC
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Post by Nick Odell
Air France are sending me home via British Airways on Thursday so I'll
be posting from the UK by the weekend. Woo hoo!
Oh no I won't!
British Airways were overbooked and I was denied boarding. (thinks: is
that a second and separate denied boarding claim from the Air France one
or is it just a rolling over of the same problem?)
Anyway, if all goes according to plan <deep breath> I'll be back in a
couple of days after my round-the-world tour. I've now been booked on
Qatar Airways who are going to fly me half way round the world to Doha
then half the way back again to London. That'll be two solid days of
airline food, then.
Don't wait up for my next post....
Nick
McT read this to me and reading a bit fast he said Dubai, before I could
think up a riposte, he’d corrected it. Pity you hadn’t been dropped off
there, could’ve whistled up Dumrat for you!

Sincerely Chris
Dumrat
2018-04-27 11:48:18 UTC
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Post by Nick Odell
Post by Nick Odell
Air France are sending me home via British Airways on Thursday so I'll
be posting from the UK by the weekend. Woo hoo!
Oh no I won't!
British Airways were overbooked and I was denied boarding. (thinks: is
that a second and separate denied boarding claim from the Air France one
or is it just a rolling over of the same problem?)
Anyway, if all goes according to plan <deep breath> I'll be back in a
couple of days after my round-the-world tour. I've now been booked on
Qatar Airways who are going to fly me half way round the world to Doha
then half the way back again to London. That'll be two solid days of
airline food, then.
Don't wait up for my next post....
Nick
McT read this to me and reading a bit fast he said Dubai, before I could
think up a riposte, he’d corrected it. Pity you hadn’t been dropped off
there, could’ve whistled up Dumrat for you!
Waves from Dubai! Doha, whilst relatively near, is currently far from us in the grand
scheme of things, so I would have to fly to a third country and use a different passport
from there to get to Doha to wave at Nick.
We used to travel via Doha regularly to get to Europe cheaply, but are not allowed to any
more.
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2018-04-29 18:10:54 UTC
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Post by Nick Odell
Post by Nick Odell
Air France are sending me home via British Airways on Thursday so I'll
be posting from the UK by the weekend. Woo hoo!
Oh no I won't!
British Airways were overbooked and I was denied boarding. (thinks: is
that a second and separate denied boarding claim from the Air France one
or is it just a rolling over of the same problem?)
Anyway, if all goes according to plan <deep breath> I'll be back in a
couple of days after my round-the-world tour. I've now been booked on
Qatar Airways who are going to fly me half way round the world to Doha
then half the way back again to London. That'll be two solid days of
airline food, then.
Don't wait up for my next post....
Nick
McT read this to me and reading a bit fast he said Dubai, before I could
think up a riposte, he’d corrected it. Pity you hadn’t been dropped off
there, could’ve whistled up Dumrat for you!
Waves from Dubai! Doha, whilst relatively near, is currently far from us in the grand
scheme of things, so I would have to fly to a third country and use a different passport
from there to get to Doha to wave at Nick.
We used to travel via Doha regularly to get to Europe cheaply, but are not allowed to any
more.
:)

Sincerely Chris
Nick Odell
2018-04-30 17:47:54 UTC
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Post by Chris McMillan
Post by Nick Odell
Post by Nick Odell
Air France are sending me home via British Airways on Thursday so I'll
be posting from the UK by the weekend. Woo hoo!
Oh no I won't!
British Airways were overbooked and I was denied boarding. (thinks: is
that a second and separate denied boarding claim from the Air France one
or is it just a rolling over of the same problem?)
Anyway, if all goes according to plan <deep breath> I'll be back in a
couple of days after my round-the-world tour. I've now been booked on
Qatar Airways who are going to fly me half way round the world to Doha
then half the way back again to London. That'll be two solid days of
airline food, then.
Don't wait up for my next post....
Nick
McT read this to me and reading a bit fast he said Dubai, before I could
think up a riposte, he’d corrected it.  Pity you hadn’t been dropped off
there, could’ve whistled up Dumrat for you!
Waves from Dubai! Doha, whilst relatively near, is currently far from us
in the grand scheme of things, so I would have to fly to a third country
and use a different passport from there to get to Doha to wave at Nick.
We used to travel via Doha regularly to get to Europe cheaply, but are
not allowed to any more.
It's a good thing you didn't go to all that trouble. My connection time
at Doha was only forty minutes. I had to disembark, go through all the
security screening again and run from one end of the "C" terminal to the
other end of the "A" terminal before they closed boarding. Or was it "A"
to "C"? Oh well: I was a little -erme- sweaty by the time I sat down in
the cabin. I just hope that it wasn't too unpleasant for my neighbour in
seat E.

Nick
Tony Bryer
2018-05-01 09:20:55 UTC
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It's a good thing you didn't go to all that trouble. My connection time
at Doha was only forty minutes. I had to disembark, go through all the
security screening again and run from one end of the "C" terminal to the
other end of the "A" terminal before they closed boarding. Or was it "A"
to "C"? Oh well: I was a little -erme- sweaty by the time I sat down in
the cabin. I just hope that it wasn't too unpleasant for my neighbour in
seat E.
Years ago I hubbed through Newark NJ to connnect with a London flight.
Timing should have been fine but President Clinton was passing through
Newark which meant an airspace closure, meaning that there was a minimal
gap between our delayed arrival and the London departure.

As we landed at Newark they announced "four of you are going on to London.
As soon as we stop, follow the crew member and be prepared to run.
Everyone else stay seated." We ran through the terminal onto the plane
with the door closing behind us. I will never know how they managed to get
our baggage across in such a short time.
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It's a good thing you didn't go to all that trouble. My connection time
at Doha was only forty minutes. I had to disembark, go through all the
security screening again and run from one end of the "C" terminal to the
other end of the "A" terminal before they closed boarding. Or was it "A"
to "C"? Oh well: I was a little -erme- sweaty by the time I sat down in
the cabin. I just hope that it wasn't too unpleasant for my neighbour in
seat E.
Years ago I hubbed through Newark NJ to connnect with a London flight.
Timing should have been fine but President Clinton was passing through
Newark which meant an airspace closure, meaning that there was a minimal
gap between our delayed arrival and the London departure.
As we landed at Newark they announced "four of you are going on to London.
As soon as we stop, follow the crew member and be prepared to run.
Everyone else stay seated." We ran through the terminal onto the plane
with the door closing behind us. I will never know how they managed to get
our baggage across in such a short time.
My first sighting of the verb "to hub".
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SODAM
2018-05-01 18:31:49 UTC
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It's a good thing you didn't go to all that trouble. My connection time
at Doha was only forty minutes. I had to disembark, go through all the
security screening again and run from one end of the "C" terminal to the
other end of the "A" terminal before they closed boarding. Or was it "A"
to "C"? Oh well: I was a little -erme- sweaty by the time I sat down in
the cabin. I just hope that it wasn't too unpleasant for my neighbour in
seat E.
Years ago I hubbed through Newark NJ to connnect with a London flight.
Timing should have been fine but President Clinton was passing through
Newark which meant an airspace closure, meaning that there was a minimal
gap between our delayed arrival and the London departure.
As we landed at Newark they announced "four of you are going on to London.
As soon as we stop, follow the crew member and be prepared to run.
Everyone else stay seated." We ran through the terminal onto the plane
with the door closing behind us. I will never know how they managed to get
our baggage across in such a short time.
My first sighting of the verb "to hub".
Ain’t no noun that can’t be verbed.
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agsmith578688@gmail.com Tony Smith Prestbury
2018-05-01 18:59:24 UTC
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It's a good thing you didn't go to all that trouble. My connection time
at Doha was only forty minutes. I had to disembark, go through all the
security screening again and run from one end of the "C" terminal to the
other end of the "A" terminal before they closed boarding. Or was it "A"
to "C"? Oh well: I was a little -erme- sweaty by the time I sat down in
the cabin. I just hope that it wasn't too unpleasant for my neighbour in
seat E.
Years ago I hubbed through Newark NJ to connnect with a London flight.
Timing should have been fine but President Clinton was passing through
Newark which meant an airspace closure, meaning that there was a minimal
gap between our delayed arrival and the London departure.
As we landed at Newark they announced "four of you are going on to London.
As soon as we stop, follow the crew member and be prepared to run.
Everyone else stay seated." We ran through the terminal onto the plane
with the door closing behind us. I will never know how they managed to get
our baggage across in such a short time.
My first sighting of the verb "to hub".
Ain’t no noun that can’t be verbed.
Auch auf Deutsch. I recently came across "simsen" "to text", which I suspect is "SMS" made into a verb by suffixing "-en"
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Ain’t no noun that can’t be verbed.
Auch auf Deutsch.

I recently came across "simsen" "to text" which looks like "SMS" made into a verb by the suffix "-en".
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b".
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Ain’t no noun that can’t be verbed.
Auch auf Deutsch.
I recently came across "simsen" "to text" which looks like "SMS" made into a verb by the suffix "-en".
So Bart Simsen is the German for Beard Text.[1]

[1] I don't like modern jazz much, so I can't comment on the quality of
their second album.
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As we landed at Newark they announced "four of you are going on to London.
As soon as we stop, follow the crew member and be prepared to run.
Everyone else stay seated."
If only that had worked on a delayed flight from Atlanta to JFK some
years ago. Those of us trying to reach our transatlantic flights were
blocked by the morons who couldn't understand the "If you are not
transiting to another flight, please stay seated" instructions. Having
missed our connections, it took several hours to persuade the airline
that yes, it really was their business to provide us with
accommodation for the night. And then quite a lot longer to find the
hotel transport and queue to check in at the hotel who seemed to have
put the non-English speaking intern on the desk for the night shift.
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2018-04-27 08:20:23 UTC
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Post by Nick Odell
Air France are sending me home via British Airways on Thursday so I'll
be posting from the UK by the weekend. Woo hoo!
Oh no I won't!
British Airways were overbooked and I was denied boarding. (thinks: is
that a second and separate denied boarding claim from the Air France one
or is it just a rolling over of the same problem?)
Anyway, if all goes according to plan <deep breath> I'll be back in a
couple of days after my round-the-world tour. I've now been booked on
Qatar Airways who are going to fly me half way round the world to Doha
then half the way back again to London. That'll be two solid days of
airline food, then.
Don't wait up for my next post....
Nick
Qatar food may be a cut above?

On BA I tick vegetarian.

On ezyjet I take my own if I can. This is on the grounds of personal
economy. However, returning from Austria in Feb, the family chose their
own and Mother paid. Their values are not mine but what they had seemed ok
for a short but delayed flight.

On Ryanair I take my own (but that’s been to S of France where good food
awaits).

On Skybus (Isles of Scilly) I take sandwiches to the airport going out and
my patience coming back in case the airport either end are close. 😊. But
the Scillies Hotel is worth it every time.
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On ezyjet I take my own if I can.
On EZJet the bacon sarnies are excellent waife likes the meze box.
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On ezyjet I take my own if I can.
On EZJet the bacon sarnies are excellent waife likes the meze box.
I flew EasyJet for the first time last year and thought they were
excellent. Far better than BA short haul ever was even when you
didn't have to pay for the (non-existent) food & beverages.
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On ezyjet I take my own if I can.
On EZJet the bacon sarnies are excellent waife likes the meze box.
Oh yes son chose meze box & it looked ok.
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Post by Nick Odell
Air France are sending me home via British Airways on Thursday so I'll
be posting from the UK by the weekend. Woo hoo!
Oh no I won't!
British Airways were overbooked and I was denied boarding. (thinks: is
that a second and separate denied boarding claim from the Air France one
or is it just a rolling over of the same problem?)
Anyway, if all goes according to plan <deep breath> I'll be back in a
couple of days after my round-the-world tour. I've now been booked on
Qatar Airways who are going to fly me half way round the world to Doha
then half the way back again to London. That'll be two solid days of
airline food, then.
Don't wait up for my next post....
Nick
Qatar food may be a cut above?
On BA I tick vegetarian.
On ezyjet I take my own if I can. This is on the grounds of personal
economy. However, returning from Austria in Feb, the family chose their
own and Mother paid. Their values are not mine but what they had seemed ok
for a short but delayed flight.
On Ryanair I take my own (but that’s been to S of France where good food
awaits).
On Skybus (Isles of Scilly) I take sandwiches to the airport going out and
my patience coming back in case the airport either end are close. 😊. But
the Scillies Hotel is worth it every time.
If a journey is likely to take more than three hours, I never travel
without a packet of smoked salmon sandwiches. Travelling companions find
this amusing but there have been many occasions when they have been very
grateful.
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If a journey is likely to take more than three hours, I never travel
without a packet of smoked salmon sandwiches. Travelling companions find
this amusing but there have been many occasions when they have been very
grateful.
I bet. I recall a summer holidat with sons who were primary school age.
There was a strike somewhere. Not wanting to pay extortionate prices for
third rate food, I invested in a small cold box and filled it with food and
drink. It turned out the cafes were over subscribed and short of food. It
set the pattern for us. Have often sent folk overnighting with us en route
(we lived reasonably close to HR) off with sandwiches they insisted they
wouldn’t need; only to have them report back how grateful they were for
them..
😀
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[1]Argentina still
[2]And could be for quite some time. Thanks to the strike by Air France,
my flight home on Wednesday isn't leaving Wednesday and I've yet to find
out when I will be coming back. One of the beauties of retirement,
however, is that it really doesn't matter :)
Air France are sending me home via British Airways on Thursday so I'll
be posting from the UK by the weekend. Woo hoo!
Nick
Good luck, Nick!

Sincerely Chris
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