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Old 09.10.2010, 18:20
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I got rescued by a lifeboat today.

I went on an excursion on a RIB to see the remains of Hastings pier from the sea. First we had to rescue a speedboat that ran aground in the Harbour. Later it came to our rescue when our engine failed. Ended up having to call the lifeboat to tow us back in. Never did see the pier

I'm glad that I contribute to the lifeboats regularly. It was a great sight to see it rushing to our rescue. Glad it was only a minor incident. I now appreciate how valuable they can be in a real emergency.
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Old 09.10.2010, 18:31
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Nice one!

Did you get a badge or a sticker as a souvenir?

(Or is that just when they rescue you from dry land at their open days? )
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Old 09.10.2010, 18:32
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I'm smiling....

Feeling like I've been knighted today.....

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Old 09.10.2010, 18:33
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Nice one!

Did you get a badge or a sticker as a souvenir?

(Or is that just when they rescue you from dry land at their open days? )
No stickers. They are for Open Days only.
They did buy us a beer in the pub afterwards, and didn't want to charge us for the trip.
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Old 09.10.2010, 18:40
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They did buy us a beer in the pub afterwards
I bet REGA don't do that!
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Old 09.10.2010, 20:56
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Feeling like I've been knighted today.....

Great - raconte....

I smiled because it was the most beautiful day up here in the Jura - and saw a couple of red kites soaring and some deer grazing happily - with no hunters around.
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Old 09.10.2010, 21:04
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Great - raconte....
It's not something you can *raconter*, you have to feel it... it's a bit like you're dirty in the shower and somebody open the water....

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Wow, that's great. Pictures ?
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Old 09.10.2010, 22:32
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Sorry no, I am a dinosaur! mdr
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Old 10.10.2010, 03:00
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I smiled because I found out why the white houses on the crest of our road look pink. The front lawns have been replaced with red maple leaves, the light reflects off them onto the house. My kitchen basks in a deceptively warm golden light. I had my first crunchy cider doughnut of the season
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Old 11.10.2010, 13:54
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1 USD = .96 CHF

Suck it dollar.....
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Old 11.10.2010, 14:16
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The Dr said Miss L-P's eyesight has improved enough to not be considered blind if she lost her eyesight in the good eye today, she has received a scholarship again this year and does not seem to completely hate my guts even though I said she could not go to something next month.

Aaaaaand someone rented me a parking space so I could visit without having to use a gps/plane ticket to get to the apartment.

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to Ouchboy. Go Tiger, bling, bling awaits.

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Old 11.10.2010, 18:39
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Because this thread is still going after all this time!
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Old 11.10.2010, 21:08
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'Cause I just came home to freshly baked chocolate chip cookies.

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the garden flowers seemed to be full of tiny hummingbirds today (hawk moths) - lovely.
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I smiled because I saw the 2nd Chilean miner brought up, then I cried. Now for something entirely different. I went to visit an historic home. As got to the gates a guard with a gun came out. I said " Oh my god, did you see that he has a big gun" I thought that he was a park ranger. So I stopped lowered the window a little, apologized that I didn't have cash and asked if he took credit cards. He said " I'm just here to check you out". My daughter kept muttering something, then she just tapped me and pointed to the sign - State Penitentiary. I said " $hit!" with a petrified look on my face, he smiled said "just stick to the road you'll be fine, no detours" Well, it didn't show on the SatNav. I guess there is a first time for everything. 3rd Miner about to appear!
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Old 16.10.2010, 10:42
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Re: I smiled because...

I just downloaded a book named : The Great British Cheeses





Another book I should not read.....

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Old 16.10.2010, 11:16
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It looks like you have been converted after your visit to GG's stand at Expat Expo
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Old 16.10.2010, 11:34
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Yeah, totally. Give me a job in the UK, a girlfriend and I move tomorrow
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Old 16.10.2010, 12:02
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Yeah, totally. Give me a job in the UK, a girlfriend and I move tomorrow
Give me a job in Switzerland and a girlfriend and I would move tomorrow as well! (Terms and conditions apply)
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I'm an idiot*. Our foster pup has passed her guide dog exams with flying colours. She was decisive and thought for herself when given commands that could've put the blind person in danger. Anyone who thinks dogs don't think can think again. In other words, she exercised good guiding canine judgment.


*(An idiot 'coz this means the Lab goes off to work for six to eight years before she can come back to us for her retirement. But she gets a holiday with us before her trainer looks for a compatible blind person for her. So I cannot help smiling.)
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