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#18842 Nov 17, 2012
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>Wow that is so different than our eating times
How different?

“Here & Now”

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Since: Dec 06

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#18843 Nov 17, 2012
Winter sunshine but c-o-l-d! here.
brought Ali to dog run..
hands numb on return, could hardly drive...

El and other animal lovers here,
would like 'your' take on this>

every morning when Ali gets up, I put her out,
and before she goes out, she *insists* in
finding ANYTHING to hold in her mouth, when she sees me, be it an old sock-a ball- a morsel -
a piece of cardboard- broken toy
an old bit of chewed bone > ANYTHING..

I just wonder if it some kind of instinct
and if so, what might be behind it!-

kinda like when a cat brings in a mouse,
isn't it meant to be a trophy and they want to
present it to the master!

El,
Thanks re the poem,
glad you enjoyed it..

I saw you mention movies recently,
I went to see SKYFALL,
very good indeed,

007 hasn't lost his sheen.

Wishing all the regulars here a
pleasant restful wkend.
or their little way of trying to make the owner
feel appreciated!

“CHEERING UK IN OLYMPICS”

Since: Jun 06

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#18844 Nov 17, 2012
Flower-Child wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi Tony! Good afternoon to you! Oh, so your rugby is what we call our football? What do you mean in "BOTH" sports? rugby and soccer? oh, okay ... I think I get it ... do they have "instant replay" to better determine if the call is made correctly by the judging officials in order to make the call and therefore drop the yellow or red card? Very interesting ... thanks for pointing that out ... Appreciated ... Enjoy the rest of your day, Tony! FC <3 ...
Hi Flower....just cutting in here while the subject is 'hot' lol
I honestly 'don't get' why you call your football just that,'football'. In our football, if the ball as much as glances on a player's arm or hand, then it immediately called 'hand ball' and is considered a foul. The opposition would be given a free kick, or if it happened in the penalty area, given a penalty. A penalty being a chance of scoring from the penalty spot, just between the player and the goal keeper, no other players inbetween.
As far as referees are concerned...their word should be gospel...unfortunately some get it wrong and this can 'throw' the game, I sometimes think the ref is the 12th man on the other team, lol.
Rugby and your football are alike in that the men huddle together a lot, imho. Sorry Tony and Kryteia..but ain't it the truth? lol

“CHEERING UK IN OLYMPICS”

Since: Jun 06

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#18845 Nov 17, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you. Actually the anniversary is next Saturday. I confused things when I spoke of next week and the American Thanksgiving.
While none in my husband's have a passion for horses, an uncle and cousin on my mom's side do. Uncle actually gave her horse when she was in her 20s or 30s. Lot of work and expense. She's most fond of Arabians, reads a lot and catches all the big races. The horse she had was not an Arabian.
Not to complicate, this was mom's sister ---- her husband (my uncle) had a nephew who boarded and trained them. My aunt & uncle had 1 daughter and in her adulthood my uncle bought her a horse which she boarded on her cousin's farm. Beautiful animals.
In my fevered brain I knew it was on a Saturday! It's been a
weird week for getting it wrong...I can only improve!
Interesting about the horses, thanks.

“Here & Now”

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Since: Dec 06

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#18846 Nov 17, 2012
Flower-Child wrote:
Good day to all in the kitchen ... sending warmth and sunshine your way! FC <3 ...
Good day back to you.. lady..

got the warmth and sunshine, FC,
send a few shillings for Christmas.. too,
next time ......LOL

j/k.

Hope you are having a sweet weekend,
I've my chores & shopping done,
stove lit, Ali lying in front of it asleep.
I'm about to join her shortly in an afternoon siesta!

Life ain't bad .. at that.

“CHEERING UK IN OLYMPICS”

Since: Jun 06

Location hidden

#18847 Nov 17, 2012
Grace Nerissa wrote:
Winter sunshine but c-o-l-d! here.
brought Ali to dog run..
hands numb on return, could hardly drive...
El and other animal lovers here,
would like 'your' take on this>
every morning when Ali gets up, I put her out,
and before she goes out, she *insists* in
finding ANYTHING to hold in her mouth, when she sees me, be it an old sock-a ball- a morsel -
a piece of cardboard- broken toy
an old bit of chewed bone > ANYTHING..
I just wonder if it some kind of instinct
and if so, what might be behind it!-
kinda like when a cat brings in a mouse,
isn't it meant to be a trophy and they want to
present it to the master!
El,
Thanks re the poem,
glad you enjoyed it..
I saw you mention movies recently,
I went to see SKYFALL,
very good indeed,
007 hasn't lost his sheen.
Wishing all the regulars here a
pleasant restful wkend.
or their little way of trying to make the owner
feel appreciated!
I immediately thought it 'their little way of trying to make
the owner feel appreciated'..as you suggest at the end of your
post Grace, which I realise was meant to be 'up above'.
Her little way of expressing happiness and showing how much
she loves you.
I used to have a cat....she was Dai's sister, she was a British
Shorthair Silver Spotted and quite beautiful. Dai has outlived
his sister by 14 yrs. Myfanwy would go out and walk across the field, and return with a pair of socks, she did this often, small toys, anything she could find...if these goodies were thin on the ground she would bring home a little stick. Never killed a bird, not a bad bone in her body.
You have a beautiful friend in Ali....no needd to tell you that, and I know how much SHE is appreciated and loved too.

“CHEERING UK IN OLYMPICS”

Since: Jun 06

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#18848 Nov 17, 2012
Flower-Child wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't think I could wait that long what with having the aroma hang around all day long, LOL ... 1400hrs sounds like the right time to me ...
I didn't mention that breakfast is around half past seven to
eight...then there are 'elevenses'....lunch at noon, usually
a cup of tea and biscuit at two'ish..followed by tea at 4....
etc.
Did I mention I weight 22 stone? hahahaha just kidding.
I am actually 10 and half stone which is too heavy really.

“CHEERING UK IN OLYMPICS”

Since: Jun 06

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#18849 Nov 17, 2012
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>Good morning El. Our pets give us so much love. It you want a second opinion on the baked goods I will volenteer
Afternoon Denny...you are so right there, I expect yours are
happier now the cooler weather has arrived.
Went mad baking during this past week...will you join me finishing off these cherry and sultana scones...:)

“Ignore the trolls”

Level 6

Since: Oct 08

Barnet, UK

#18850 Nov 17, 2012
Flower-Child wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi Tony! Good afternoon to you! Oh, so your rugby is what we call our football? What do you mean in "BOTH" sports? rugby and soccer? oh, okay ... I think I get it ... do they have "instant replay" to better determine if the call is made correctly by the judging officials in order to make the call and therefore drop the yellow or red card? Very interesting ... thanks for pointing that out ... Appreciated ... Enjoy the rest of your day, Tony! FC <3 ...
Rugby has the TV replay, soccer doesn't. Generally, it isn't used in rugby to determine an official's decision to use the card, more often to determine whether a try (touchdown in US footbal) has been scored. Unlike US football, where you have to cross the line, in rugby the ball has to be grounded by the player with downward pressure on it - the origin I suspect of the name touchdown in US football - but I don't know enough of the history of that game to be certain.

Have a great weekend.

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Level 6

Since: Oct 08

Barnet, UK

#18851 Nov 17, 2012
At the risk of being a bad loser, England were robbed. I can't recall the last time I saw such poor quality refereeing in a match - the Frenchman let two blatant forward passes go, one of which led to an Aussie try. He let the Aussies infringe offside far too much and did nothing about them diving over the ball in a tackle. As for being unable to see if a penalty kick has gone over the post and needing the video referee, words fail me. Oh well, on balance reckon England were not inventive enough and an Aussie win was a fair result, but bad refereeing leaves a nasty taste in the mouth.

“CHEERING UK IN OLYMPICS”

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#18852 Nov 17, 2012
tony1003 wrote:
At the risk of being a bad loser, England were robbed. I can't recall the last time I saw such poor quality refereeing in a match - the Frenchman let two blatant forward passes go, one of which led to an Aussie try. He let the Aussies infringe offside far too much and did nothing about them diving over the ball in a tackle. As for being unable to see if a penalty kick has gone over the post and needing the video referee, words fail me. Oh well, on balance reckon England were not inventive enough and an Aussie win was a fair result, but bad refereeing leaves a nasty taste in the mouth.
I hate to say it Tony, but my point about bad refereeing is
very prominent today, both in the game you speak of and also
a football match where Manchester City were awarded two penalties which basically should not have been given.
Are these referees laws unto themselves?

Juest teasin' about the huddling btw....thoroughly enjoyed last
week's game.

“guess who Lois?”

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Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#18853 Nov 17, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
I should have given you a straight forward answer there Sir Tally,
I thought you was joking.
I thought everybody in the world knew thaqt tea-time is 4 o'clock.
Ah..the arrogance of we Brits!
I heard a joke about the policy of drinking in the British empire, wonder if you ever heard of this ... you can drink "when the sun is over the yardarm" .. but since the British Empire once spanned the globe, the sun was over the yardarm 24x7 .. so that meant you were allowed to drink anytime you felt like it!!!

“guess who Lois?”

Level 7

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#18854 Nov 17, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi Flower....just cutting in here while the subject is 'hot' lol
I honestly 'don't get' why you call your football just that,'football'. In our football, if the ball as much as glances on a player's arm or hand, then it immediately called 'hand ball' and is considered a foul. The opposition would be given a free kick, or if it happened in the penalty area, given a penalty. A penalty being a chance of scoring from the penalty spot, just between the player and the goal keeper, no other players inbetween.
As far as referees are concerned...their word should be gospel...unfortunately some get it wrong and this can 'throw' the game, I sometimes think the ref is the 12th man on the other team, lol.
Rugby and your football are alike in that the men huddle together a lot, imho. Sorry Tony and Kryteia..but ain't it the truth? lol
There was a very good exmaple of the 12th man situation during the womens soccer (Futbal) during this summers Olympics ...

The canadian Team was playing the USA to get into the gold medal game ... at one stage the Canadaian goalie was being harrassed by a USA player and so she held on to the ball too long and a free kick was awarded the USA from directly in front of the goal, about 22 yards out. Naturally there was a pack of defenders placed in front of the kick, it was a hard one and so barely an instant of reaction time after the ball was kicked ... inadverdantly the ball glanced off a canadain defenders forarm .. which resulted in a penalty kick which allowed the USA to scoree the tying goal!!!

A lot of people were upset, not only for the first call which is rarely called, and then the second call.

To make matters worse, in the gold medal final USA vs JAPAN ... there was a free kick by Japan which also went off a defenders forearm or possibly even the hand ... and NO CALL was made!!!!

It certainly had us Canadians "up in arms"
Krypteia

Hove, UK

#18855 Nov 17, 2012
tony1003 wrote:
At the risk of being a bad loser, England were robbed. I can't recall the last time I saw such poor quality refereeing in a match - the Frenchman let two blatant forward passes go, one of which led to an Aussie try. He let the Aussies infringe offside far too much and did nothing about them diving over the ball in a tackle. As for being unable to see if a penalty kick has gone over the post and needing the video referee, words fail me. Oh well, on balance reckon England were not inventive enough and an Aussie win was a fair result, but bad refereeing leaves a nasty taste in the mouth.
You know what tony i was just going to say we lost and we need to tighten up in certain parts just so i didn't seem like a bad loser,but god the points you made were spot on the same my mate and i were screaming at the tv.He seemed to spot every English forward pass but missed all the Aussies, as for diving over the ball and in at the side off their feet seemed to miss them as well,as for the scrum he got that wrong a couple of times as well..Still not bad performance for a young team..
Krypteia

Hove, UK

#18856 Nov 17, 2012
On a happier note the Sweaties lost as well..
Good result for Ireland with a mish mash team of youngsters..

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Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#18857 Nov 17, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
I should have given you a straight forward answer there Sir Tally,
I thought you was joking.
I thought everybody in the world knew thaqt tea-time is 4 o'clock.
Ah..the arrogance of we Brits!
no Lady El we sworn tea off as the George III decided to over tax

“CHEERING UK IN OLYMPICS”

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#18858 Nov 17, 2012
franko wrote:
<quoted text>I heard a joke about the policy of drinking in the British empire, wonder if you ever heard of this ... you can drink "when the sun is over the yardarm" .. but since the British Empire once spanned the globe, the sun was over the yardarm 24x7 .. so that meant you were allowed to drink anytime you felt like it!!!
It's a Naval expression isn't it Franko...a yardarm being part
of the rigging of a sailing ship. Well that's fair enough,
good enough reason to drink any old time!.....lol

“CHEERING UK IN OLYMPICS”

Since: Jun 06

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#18859 Nov 17, 2012
franko wrote:
<quoted text>There was a very good exmaple of the 12th man situation during the womens soccer (Futbal) during this summers Olympics ...
The canadian Team was playing the USA to get into the gold medal game ... at one stage the Canadaian goalie was being harrassed by a USA player and so she held on to the ball too long and a free kick was awarded the USA from directly in front of the goal, about 22 yards out. Naturally there was a pack of defenders placed in front of the kick, it was a hard one and so barely an instant of reaction time after the ball was kicked ... inadverdantly the ball glanced off a canadain defenders forarm .. which resulted in a penalty kick which allowed the USA to scoree the tying goal!!!
A lot of people were upset, not only for the first call which is rarely called, and then the second call.
To make matters worse, in the gold medal final USA vs JAPAN ... there was a free kick by Japan which also went off a defenders forearm or possibly even the hand ... and NO CALL was made!!!!
It certainly had us Canadians "up in arms"
I honestly do not know how they get away with it. I remember that
happening actually, remember reading about the furore it caused.

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#18860 Nov 17, 2012
tallyho wrote:
<quoted text>
no Lady El we sworn tea off as the George III decided to over tax
LOL! What long memories you have Sir Tally.....:)

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#18861 Nov 17, 2012
It's bitterly cold out there tonight, jut been out to lock the back gate, I wouldn't be surprised if it didn't snow overnight.

Was that referee noted for his bias Krypteia,
Tony? Might sound a silly question but isn't there the means to check by way of camera as to
the validity of the ref's decisions, would be
interested to know.

Be thankful that you went to Twickers last week
Krypteia, rather than this.

Just heard that Man U lost. What a day! At least
Ireland won, one good thing.

Well, I'll be off, an early night tonight, catch up with some reading in bed.

So Good Night everybody, if I don't see you tomorrow, have a nice weekend. Have one anyway!

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