Justified & Ancient
- Jan 10, 2021
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Look brass to me, a lot of military buttons were brass, unlikely to be copper, too softWhile searching for something* I came across the Spanish ship button!
This is what fell on my shoulder when Escette and I visited the ship in Barcelona.
When I find my metal polish I'll buff it up. It looks brass on the photos but might be copper, I dunno.
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*I was looking for a pack of replacement zip pulls that I'd bought to replace the last lot. For some reason I've put both away safely and instantly forgotten where.
For certain complicated reasons there is a naked full-sized adult male mannequin in one of my back bedroom windows. It was there a couple of years before I thought of closing the blind on it.Ordinary-looking house for sale has people losing minds over creepy mannequins inside
A house has gone on sale for around £475,000 that looks pretty unassuming from outside, but once through the doors some potential buyers might be put off by what's inside
It does look brass on t'photo but it's actually coppery-looking.Look brass to me, a lot of military buttons were brass, unlikely to be copper, too soft
That's just made me think. MY butter, here in England, hasn't softened at room temperature either! I put it down to my kitchen being quite cool and the weather having been chilly, but even now the temperature has risen the butter is still rock solid. I've taken to leaving it out of my insulated butter dish because I thought that might be having an effect, but no, it's still hard.Buttergate: Why are Canadians complaining about hard butter?
Something is amiss with Canadian butter, according to local foodies, who have been arguing for weeks that their blocks are harder to spread than usual.
These so-called "buttergate" anecdotes have been spreading online, with many Canadians complaining that their butter does not soften at room temperature.
We got something called fauna passages on highways in Norway. It saves some lives on the highways. County roads doesn't have that many passages.Even smaller animals do considerable damage to a vehicle travelling at speed.
Company I worked for in the mid-eighties had a fleet of Vauxhall Astra vans - my colleague was driving down the A3 to Portsmouth on a regular run, one Saturday/Sunday at 2am (and TBH he was most likely hurtling along at a fair lick, you could wind those vans up to over 110mph if you were feeling particularly brave/foolhardy), when suddenly a fox came running across the dual-carriageway.
Well, in the collision that followed, the fox was obviously quite severely mangled, but the front of the van was demolished.
The whole of the area between the headlights was mainly of plastic construction and had managed to collapse/explode itself through the radiator and surrounding hoses etc.
The van had to be 'recovered' back to St Albans and when we saw it in the daylight the following day it was a right blood-covered mess of a mixture of bits of fox and plastic.
I seem to remember that new British roads have to have those. About time too.
Well-known as the fastest production car made at the time. Wherever you were driving, at whatever speed, there was some nutter in an Astramax up your chuff.Company I worked for in the mid-eighties had a fleet of Vauxhall Astra vans - my colleague was driving down the A3 to Portsmouth on a regular run, one Saturday/Sunday at 2am (and TBH he was most likely hurtling along at a fair lick, you could wind those vans up to over 110mph if you were feeling particularly brave/foolhardy)
Used to be a toad patrol volunteer - didn't shut the roads for us though!Squirrel bridge in Scotland.
Badger tunnel in Cumbria
and this rather pleasantly rhyming sign in London;
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