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What made you smile today? Part III

Old Dec 16th 2019, 4:03 am
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
This, from the BBC.

I miss seeing Robins which is weird because we have stunning birds over here.
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Old Dec 16th 2019, 4:12 am
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Originally Posted by moneypenny20 View Post
I miss seeing Robins which is weird because we have stunning birds over here.
We have robins in North America but they are much bigger and have a rust coloured breast vs the UK small, chubby, robin red breasts.
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Old Dec 16th 2019, 5:02 am
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My resignation was finally 'accepted' after a week and a bit of being asked to stay. *middle finger to them all with an angry face*
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Old Dec 16th 2019, 5:04 am
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My resignation was finally 'accepted' after a week and a bit of being asked to stay. *middle finger to them all with an angry face*
I take it you have another job in Dubai.
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Old Dec 16th 2019, 5:23 am
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I take it you have another job in Dubai.
Yes Ma'am. Although it looks likely to involve sort of regular travel to Saudi for a few days at a time but it's a good opportunity and a bump in cash.

Leaving a business after 7+ years is surprisingly hard but I also realised it's the only company I've done this role for, so should go look at what it's like elsewhere.
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This classy lady in Chilliwack: (make sure you turn on the sound, there's sound)
https://www.citynews1130.com/2019/12...ft-chilliwack/
I smell a rat. You could hear her breathing and muttering as she was breaking off the piece of the hedge, she must have been wearing a microphone?
I wouldn't begrudge her a bit of my hedge for a Christmas tree, but it would have been nice if she'd asked.
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I smell a rat. You could hear her breathing and muttering as she was breaking off the piece of the hedge, she must have been wearing a microphone?
I wouldn't begrudge her a bit of my hedge for a Christmas tree, but it would have been nice if she'd asked.
You can get security cameras with microphones built into them now.
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You can get security cameras with microphones built into them now.
Bloody hell I retract my rat comment, there are no rats.
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they are much bigger and have a rust coloured breast vs the UK small, chubby, robin red breasts.
That's because they are actually thrushes, and not robins at all.
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Originally Posted by moneypenny20 View Post
I miss seeing Robins which is weird because we have stunning birds over here.
I don't know of any other bird that follows humans around outside like a robin does.
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That's because they are actually thrushes, and not robins at all.
Isn't that a lady garden disease?
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Isn't that a lady garden disease?

Are you playing my straight man today?

All my replies to that post come straight from The Two Ronnies or Up Pompeii.
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Isn't that a lady garden disease?
No because it's also a male helmet disease. Cue scratching......
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We have robins in North America but they are much bigger and have a rust coloured breast vs the UK small, chubby, robin red breasts.
North American robins are essentially just the European Blackbird with different colored feathers as they are both thrushes (t. migratorius in North American vs t. merula in Europe) and look quite similar.

I like the robins here in their own right, they have a pleasant song and they're pretty plentiful around here. For the small birds, we get cardinals, so it's kind of a nice tradeoff in a way.
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North American robins are essentially just the European Blackbird with different colored feathers as they are both thrushes (t. migratorius in North American vs t. merula in Europe) and look quite similar.

I like the robins here in their own right, they have a pleasant song and they're pretty plentiful around here. For the small birds, we get cardinals, so it's kind of a nice tradeoff in a way.

Your cardinals are small?

Ours are bloody great red things down here.

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