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RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#901 by Sheldonboy , Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:11 am

Good morning John, what mayhem are you going t bestow on Brighton today.
We are off into Brum for the Chinese New Year Celebrations.


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RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#902 by signman ( deleted ) , Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:21 am

SB, like I said I'm stuck indoors all day working, I'll try and cook a lamb dinner in between coats of paint.


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RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#903 by Sheldonboy , Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:19 am

John you may end up with Coloured teeth.


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RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#904 by Voltman , Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:01 am

Good Morning All,


CATS leave paw prints on your HEART.
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RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#905 by signman ( deleted ) , Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:17 am

I've surpassed myself, just finished all work.
I now have a decision to make, go shopping or go to the pub, and being as it's peeing down I'm doing neither.
Here is a wonderful site if you like art galleries and museums ;
googleartproject.com
You can literally walk round all the worlds museums and view the paintings, better than being there, brilliant site.


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#906 by signman ( deleted ) , Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:35 am

This is a screen shot showing the State Hermitage museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.


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RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#907 by phil ( deleted ) , Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:45 am

John

I remember watching a TV programme some years back about the Hermitage and how it had been ransacked and damaged during the revolution and how plans were afoot to restore it to its former glory. It was an interesting programme and even in its sad state at that time you could see it was a beautiful building. I am of course assuming its the same place.

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#908 by signman ( deleted ) , Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:04 pm

It's an amazing place Phil, I think there's over a 1,000 rooms, beautiful building.


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#909 by Voltman , Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:23 pm

I looked into a couple of places before going out to work one day last week, I had to shut it down or I would have just sat there all day.
I'm saving it for later when I have less to do. The possibilities of this sort of technology make the mind boggle, MS Silverlight is also a going to be an exciting tool.


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RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#910 by Sheldonboy , Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:36 pm

A nice short story.

A man is driving down the road and breaks down near a monastery. He goes to the monastery, knocks on the door, and says, My car broke down. Do you think I could stay the night?


The monks graciously accept him, feed him dinner, and even fix his car. As the man tries to fall asleep, he hears a strange sound; a sound like no other that he has ever heard. The next morning, he asks the monks what the sound was, but they say, We can't tell you because you're not a monk.


The man is disappointed but thanks them anyway and goes about his merry way. Some years later, the same man breaks down in front of the same m onastery.


The monks again accept him, feed him, and even fix his car..

That night, he hears the same strange mesmerizing sound that he had heard years earlier.


The next morning, he asks what the sound was, but the monks reply,

We can't tell you because you're not a monk.


The man says, all right, all right. I'm dying to know.

If the only way I can find out what that sound was is to become a monk, how do I become a monk?

The monks reply, you must travel the earth and tell us how many blades of grass there are and the exact number of sand pebbles. When you find these numbers, you will become a monk.


The man sets about his task. Some forty-five years later, he returns and knocks on the door of the monastery. He says, I have travelled the earth and devoted my life to the task demanded and have found what you had asked for. There are 371,145,236,284,232 blades of grass and 231,281,219,999,129,382 sand pebbles on the earth.

The monks reply, congratulations, you are correct, and you are now considered a monk ..

We shall now show you the way to the sound.

The monks lead the man to a wooden door, where the head monk says, the sound is behind that door.


The man reaches for the knob, but the door is locked. He asks, May I have the key ?

The monks give him the key, and he opens the door.

Behind the wooden door is another door made of stone... The man requests the key to the stone door.


The monks give him the key, and he opens it, only to find a door made of ruby. He demands another key from the monks, who provide it. Behind that door is another door, this one made of sapphire. And so itwent on until the man had gone through doors of emerald,...


.....silver, topaz, and amethyst.



Finally, the monks say, This is the key to the last door ....


The man is relieved to be at the end. He unlocks the door, turns the knob, and behind that door he is astonished to find the source of that strange sound. It is truly an amazing and unbelievable sight



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.... But I can't tell you what it is because you're not a monk.
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RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#911 by Sheldonboy , Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:45 pm

Had a good afternoon in town today at The Arcadian Centre. The Chinese new year Dragon Dance was played out. with all sorts of other things going on there was a good atmosphere and a very good crowd. opened by the Lord mayor unfortunately Mike Whitby was there too.


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RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#912 by signman ( deleted ) , Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:53 pm

Who's Mike Whitby ?


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#913 by phil ( deleted ) , Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:54 pm

Was he booked in at the Radisson for the night?

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#914 by Sheldonboy , Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:56 pm

Posted by signman
Who's Mike Whitby ?


The leader of our Great city council.


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#915 by phil ( deleted ) , Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:58 pm

John

He's the (millionaire) head of Birmingham Council, who booked into an expensive hotel while the Tory Party Conference was on and he only lives 10 minutes away and of course claimed the costs back. He later claimed to have paid most of the bill himself, but that was later proved to be false.

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