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#634352 - Thu Jun 16 2011 04:50 AM Re: June is bustin' out all over! [Re: Jakeroo]
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With my second grandchild due in a month, I've found an interesting shop to browse in.

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#634418 - Thu Jun 16 2011 11:02 AM Re: June is bustin' out all over! [Re: auntie1]
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An Aquilegia waiting for a bee.

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#634589 - Thu Jun 16 2011 05:23 PM Re: June is bustin' out all over! [Re: Jakeroo]
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I can see the frog!

Before I joined the site to cover as much of Britain as possible I'd never have taken bus stops, roundabouts or hedges, but when you're on the road and there's nowhere else to stop you take whatever you can to add another 1km square to the map. This is in East Grinstead but could probably be anywhere outside London as our bus stops are unique.

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#634607 - Thu Jun 16 2011 05:55 PM Re: June is bustin' out all over! [Re: satguru]
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Couldn't be Northampton, our bus stops are red. And often have a front to them as well as a back. But they do have those uncomfortable perches - they make waiting for a bus seem as though it's taking an eternity, whereas in fact it's only forever. wink
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#634614 - Thu Jun 16 2011 06:38 PM Re: June is bustin' out all over! [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Ah, privatisation- I forgot about that! Before 1964 there was a national bus stop design actually issued by the Department of Transport, although not of course for London Transport which was separate, but don't know if anywhere else was excepted. But with privatisation National Bus which had the plain white stops is now becoming replaced with local companies which I wouldn't have really noticed unless came across an unusual one like yours.
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#634625 - Thu Jun 16 2011 08:20 PM Re: June is bustin' out all over! [Re: satguru]
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Enlarged picture of frog. They were about 1cm long



It was quite difficult to get a good image of them as they moved quickly, probably to get away from Lady our dog who I had to hold back with one hand to stop her eating them while taking the pictures with the camera in the other hand
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#634626 - Thu Jun 16 2011 08:34 PM Re: June is bustin' out all over! [Re: Gees63]
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lol Gees (re: the dog). Cute "phibbies". I've never seen a black one in my part of the world.
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#634628 - Thu Jun 16 2011 09:04 PM Re: June is bustin' out all over! [Re: Jakeroo]
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Love the little froggies! I saw a huge bullfrog the other day, but couldn't get a decent photo (still having camera woes).

Satguru, I don't recognize where in East Grinstead that bus stop is. Were you on the road coming in from Forest Row?

Anyway, you asked
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Is that where she was from before going to Canada?
about my mother, and I needed to find and scan this photo before answering you.

The answer is "Yes" my Mum grew up in Dormansland (she was born in Walton-on-Thames) and it was in this building, The Memorial Club, in Dormansland, that she met a Canadian soldier during WWII. He was my Dad, of course smile They married in the church in Dormansland, and once the war was over Dad came back to Canada first, followed by Mum and my sister, who was about a year old when they made the journey. I came along a few years later, in Canada.



(I took the pic on one of my trips to England in the early eighties, before I moved over there myself.)


Edited by spanishliz (Thu Jun 16 2011 09:05 PM)

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#634671 - Fri Jun 17 2011 04:20 AM Re: June is bustin' out all over! [Re: spanishliz]
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Forest Row? I've spent many hours at the Isle of Thorns in Forest Row.

And a couple of years ago I spent a few hours at the Llama Park. I don't suppose there was a Llama Park at Forest Row when you were there, SpanishLiz, but please say hello to this resident. smile



My team's mascot, Ralph, also lives in that Llama Park. And for anyone who has no idea where we're talking about, the forest at Forest Row is the Ashdown Forest - it's where Winnie-the-Pooh lives!
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#634693 - Fri Jun 17 2011 08:32 AM Re: June is bustin' out all over! [Re: Gees63]
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Such a handsome Llama, Flops wink

Love the frogs! Our summer monsoon storms will start up soon (fingers crossed) which will wake the desert toads from their underground slumbers -- always so cool to hear them croaking smilee

A pic from this morning -- the daytime moon over the desert.



Edited by PDAZ (Fri Jun 17 2011 08:33 AM)

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#634702 - Fri Jun 17 2011 09:28 AM Re: June is bustin' out all over! [Re: PDAZ]
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Flopsy - Ralph is gorgeous, and isn't Winnie-the-Pooh lucky to have such nice company around him wink!

Pdaz- Beuatiful pic of the moon.

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#634707 - Fri Jun 17 2011 09:40 AM Re: June is bustin' out all over! [Re: szabs]
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A few fishing nets in the port

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#634846 - Fri Jun 17 2011 08:15 PM Re: June is bustin' out all over! [Re: szabs]
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The front of the Wills Building formerly the Newcastle cigarette factory of WD & HO Wills now converted into flats this is a listed building so the exterior has stayed as it was

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#634889 - Sat Jun 18 2011 09:18 AM Re: June is bustin' out all over! [Re: Gees63]
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Szabs -- at first glance, I thought that was an octopus!

Here's a pic of Agua Volcano in Guatemala from a recent trip.


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#635167 - Sun Jun 19 2011 08:48 AM Re: June is bustin' out all over! [Re: PDAZ]
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Saw this little guy this morning -- a ground squirrel (the Sonoran Desert version of a chipmunk) up in a Palo Verde tree, looking for seed pods...


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#635187 - Sun Jun 19 2011 10:30 AM Re: June is bustin' out all over! [Re: PDAZ]
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PDAZ - What a great shot, he is adorable!!!




On top of the hill of the town of Vélez Blanco (Almeria - Spain) you can find this Renaissance castle which is an extension of the original Moorish alcazaba, which was built by the Marquises of Vélez Blanco in the early 16th century.

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#635222 - Sun Jun 19 2011 12:56 PM Re: June is bustin' out all over! [Re: szabs]
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Nice to see a bit of historic Sussex, and here's some historic Oxford, I took this house when I lived there between 1988-9, it's in the centre near the river.

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#635263 - Sun Jun 19 2011 05:01 PM Re: June is bustin' out all over! [Re: satguru]
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Received from my Grand-daughter for Fathers Day the image has been adjusted for a softer focus

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#635386 - Mon Jun 20 2011 04:58 AM Re: June is bustin' out all over! [Re: zebra101]
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My daughter's (Willow's) new shoes. Would you believe, they have a built-in bottle opener in the heel?!


Edited by MotherGoose (Mon Jun 20 2011 04:59 AM)
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#635392 - Mon Jun 20 2011 06:11 AM Re: June is bustin' out all over! [Re: MotherGoose]
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Good grief! I hope she doesn't try going through airport security!
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#635393 - Mon Jun 20 2011 06:11 AM Re: June is bustin' out all over! [Re: MotherGoose]
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CRAZY!!!!
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#635460 - Mon Jun 20 2011 12:58 PM Re: June is bustin' out all over! [Re: ren33]
satguru Offline
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I can't remember when these familiar batteries vanished from Britain but they were exactly the same all my life. You see some good memories out in the sticks sometimes, although if anyone went in and asked for them they'd be pretty disappointed.

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#635573 - Mon Jun 20 2011 06:34 PM Re: June is bustin' out all over! [Re: satguru]
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Cool shoes. I only wish I was young enough to wear them.
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#635632 - Tue Jun 21 2011 01:00 AM Re: June is bustin' out all over! [Re: DivineMsDRL]
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David, it is only the packaging that has changed, try Googling Eveready Batteries.
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#635703 - Tue Jun 21 2011 09:32 AM Re: June is bustin' out all over! [Re: sue943]
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... they just keep going and going and ....
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