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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #4440 on: April 10, 2020, 10:34:17 AM »
Hats off to both Kernow Model Rail Centre and my ever dependable DPD delivery driver.  I ordered some swag yesterday and it turned up this morning - irrespective of Coronavirus I wasn't expecting a delivery on a bank holiday! :thumbsup:

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #4441 on: April 10, 2020, 01:14:28 PM »
a really good walk for HB and I today, fields reasonably empty of other dogs, but several walkers, who as long as they do not have pockets stuffed with tasty bites, are of no interest to HB.

on the other hand, one field seemed to have several active mice in the long grass and hedges.....

HB likes mice  :food:

mind you in six and a half years he's caught one, and then dropped it  :-[ not the worlds greatest hunter.

still, several attempts made, non of course successful, but he had fun, not so sure about the mice.

much less water drunk today, and he seemed more sedate off the lead, so learning.

now home and under the dining room table, HB not me, with a bone.

it's a dogs life, you know  :)
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #4442 on: April 10, 2020, 03:07:42 PM »
Well this is weird... We've been inhabiting the current Chez Railsquid for nigh upon 8 years now, and I've only just noticed I can see the second highest structure in the world, the Tokyo Skytree (634 metres if anyone is taking notes) from the second storey Railsquid Lair. I only noticed because I was mildly perplexed by what appeared to be a bright light hovering above the horizon (said structure is a good 20km or so distant) rotating through various primary colours, which is kind of unusual and either a sign of space aliens hovering above the city or some sort of illuminated tall structure, and thanks to the magic of the interwebs I was able to confirm via a live cam that the colours I could see matched the colours it was being illuminated with.

Bit of a mystery why I never noticed before, I can only think a tree or some other object in the middle distance previously obscuring it has been removed at some point recently.
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #4443 on: April 10, 2020, 03:13:27 PM »

Bit of a mystery why I never noticed before, I can only think a tree or some other object in the middle distance previously obscuring it has been removed at some point recently.

Have you been to 'Specsavers' lately?  ;)
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #4444 on: April 10, 2020, 03:17:16 PM »

Bit of a mystery why I never noticed before, I can only think a tree or some other object in the middle distance previously obscuring it has been removed at some point recently.

Have you been to 'Specsavers' lately?  ;)

Bit far at the best of times and at the moment too much mandatory quarantine involved.
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #4445 on: April 10, 2020, 03:19:11 PM »
If you are all in lockdown, there may be less pollution in the air.
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #4446 on: April 10, 2020, 03:29:55 PM »
If you are all in lockdown, there may be less pollution in the air.

We are in a bizarre "State of Emergency" which gives the government powers to request really really nicely that people stay at home as much as possible (which I am following because I can and I had viral pneumonia once a long time ago and don't want to risk getting something similar while other people are hogging all the ventilators), but said structure is visible from a nearby park in normal conditions so I don't think it's that.
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #4447 on: April 10, 2020, 04:10:49 PM »
Has somebody cleaned the window?  :hmmm:

 :D
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #4448 on: April 10, 2020, 04:13:16 PM »
Mrs Railsquid has finally given you the right sort of mushrooms to eat?

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #4449 on: April 10, 2020, 04:30:31 PM »
If you are all in lockdown, there may be less pollution in the air.

I'm with him above. Pollution levels are plummeting. We're fairly remote from major population centres, and even we think the airs cleaner than it's been in a long time.
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #4450 on: April 10, 2020, 04:55:53 PM »
If you are all in lockdown, there may be less pollution in the air.

I'm with him above. Pollution levels are plummeting. We're fairly remote from major population centres, and even we think the airs cleaner than it's been in a long time.

It wont last. :no:

Easter + fine and warm weather = BBQs + burnt bangers and burgers = pollution back up to normal toxic levels by Monday night. :D
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #4451 on: April 10, 2020, 04:56:46 PM »
@railsquid is the colour changing somehow advising of the lock down or does it always do that?
I see a 1/700 scale model is available, you could always get one for the layout and light it up with LEDs
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #4452 on: April 10, 2020, 05:50:30 PM »
Todays happiness is thanks  to my local opening for 2 hours for take away ale,thats the essential shopping done for this week.

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #4453 on: April 10, 2020, 10:06:05 PM »
Never did get up that Skytree on my trip. But I didn't get to Tokyo Disneyland, either  :D

Did get up the Kyoto one on a nice clear day though.
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #4454 on: April 11, 2020, 08:24:47 AM »
The cold light of day reveals why I never noticed the damn thing before, amongst all the other visible vertical distractions:



It's also in a direction I don't normally look in (blinds usually down on those windows at night) and the normal illuminations don't really stand out at this distance.

Photo was taken in the afternoon, when the sky is a bit hazier and the sun not the best angle, it was a bit clearer in the morning.
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