The Pickled Egg Library

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One should always have your own books on the library shelf.....

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:) a little bit of self promotion

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The appeal is indeed limited Neil :lol:

Useful for inducing sleep though ;)

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If you cannot have your have your own books on the shelves (as you haven't written any), how about those written by members of your family?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Grey-Lady-Jenn ... B002TXZSTE

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A son-in-law published a novel recently.
Self indulgent crap - he can stick it!

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:If you cannot have your have your own books on the shelves (as you haven't written any), how about those written by members of your family?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Grey-Lady-Jenn ... B002TXZSTE
That's quite a price for a paperback :shock:

Hardback is very reasonable though :)
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Ouch! I didn't spot that! I bet Mum doesn't get a share!

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:Ouch! I didn't spot that! I bet Mum doesn't get a share!
Maybe she does and has not told you James...

Has the boat recently been gold plated?

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No. She would not do that (even if she could afford it), as it would not protect the boat as well as bitumen paint does.

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:No. She would not do that (even if she could afford it), as it would not protect the boat as well as bitumen paint does.

Yes, true but it wouldn't half look nice ;)

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Books frequently turn up at those ridiculous prices.
I think it is either a mistake when listing or a place-saver when out of stock.

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There are areas on the canal system where you do not want to go (especially in a gold plated vessel!). For example, if you moor up in Kings Norton it is possible that, the following morning, you will either find that you are not in the same place (mooring lines either cast or cut loose), or you have a different paint scheme than you had the previous evening (and of the sort you quickly obliterate!).

There are other concerns. Mum often recounts a tale (where Nature took a hand) when she was cruising, and there was a tight turn up ahead. Unfortunately there were a gang of yobs before that turn. They had spotted her, and armed themselves with stones and bricks. Mum, being fairly astute, quickly grabbed her camera, and got it lined up and ready (and this made them pause). However, she knew she would have to look away to make the turn (she kept quickly glancing bow-wards and back). When she did look away for the turn (had to be a longer glance, as she started the turn), she heard an unusual sequences of noises. There was a strange thwack, followed by a thumping noise, and a cry of pain. When she looked round, there was one youth, lying on the ground, struggling to catch his breath (and his mates were standing over him). There was also a branch that was swaying, despite there being no breeze. As far as Mum could tell, this yob (or a mate) had thrown his projectile, which then firmly hit a branch, and the branch (not appreciating being assaulted) returned the projectile to sender.

Ain't Nature nice, when it lends you a hand?
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myglaren wrote:A son-in-law published a novel recently:

Self indulgent crap - he can stick it!
It's never going to make the bestsellers list with a title like that :rofl2:

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:There are areas on the canal system where you do not want to go (especially in a gold plated vessel!). For example, if you moor up in Kings Norton it is possible that, the following morning, you will either find that you are not in the same place (mooring lines either cast or cut loose), or you have a different paint scheme than you had the previous evening (and of the sort you quickly obliterate!).
James, that's terrible. I'm shocked :shock: and saddened too :(
Hell Razor5543 wrote:Ain't Nature nice, when it lends you a hand?
It certainly is...

Perfect justice I'd say :lol:

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This little article came up as I was googling to find out aa bit about lithium metal anode batteries.....with no connection at all!

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/12/0 ... mail_rail/

The title is
Going underground: The Royal Mail's great London train squeeze
Uber cars, Amazon drones? Pah! Driverless deliveries from a different age
Interesting enough for a browse with a skinny latte made with soya milk!

Regards Neil

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NewcastleFalcon wrote: Interesting enough for a browse with a skinny latte made with soya milk!
Absolutely :) I normally don't read the Register as I find their style rather hysterical and a bit odd but that was a good one...

It's a shame it's still not in full use. I remember well when it was taken out of service. At least it was not destroyed...

I've been reading this book of late...

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Very absorbing and rather interesting too... I've not been able to put it down so far...

I have some other reading material now following a rather delightful visit from James (Hellrazor) the other day. One of his mum's books and something else. I'll report on those in due course but both are very good potential members of the PE library ;)