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From a cereal joke teller

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Me: Shall I tell you a corny joke? Friend: Oh go on then. I can barely wheat.

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A View of Ullswater

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My friend caught this spectacular view of Ullswater


This is the laker where Wordsworth saw the daffodils.

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Tulips at Wimpole 21/04/2023

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News from the Exoplanet

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Edited by Richard Walker, Sunday, 16 Apr 2023, 00:13

Timeline 100 m.y.. before your time (BYT). 

We are all well. Please give our love to Auntie Vera.

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Cornflower seedling

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Six days into our front room plant nursery project. We are going to see how each kind of wildflower takes to emerge.

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A bird song haiku

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A world unseen, yet

A keen ear and mind's sharp eye,

The blind birdspotter.

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Haiku

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Climbing the stairs

I heard the heating come on

Forgetting it’s Spring.

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Skelton Joke #1

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How do skeletons row boats?
With their sculls.
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Nice Geometry Problem

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Edited by Richard Walker, Thursday, 6 Apr 2023, 18:04


Suppose we take a rectangle and erect equilateral triangles on two of its side, as shown in Fig. 1. Show that pointsC, E and B are the vertices of an equilateral triangle.

Here is my proof: If we draw in the sides of the triangle (Fig. 2) we can see triangles DCE, BEF and DFA all have

a side of length | and one of length ||
an angle of 150 degrees included between those sides.

Consequently the three triangles are all congruent (the same as on another) and DE = EF = FD, so DEF is equilateral as required.
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One liner

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Garden shears. There’s a cutting-edge technology.

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In The News

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Edited by Richard Walker, Monday, 27 Mar 2023, 21:24


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One Liner

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I went on a novelty trip, “Follow a day in the life of an Amazon driver”. It was a package tour.

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Funny number plate

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DO61 ARF

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Audley End - the kitchen range

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Audley End

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On Saturday went to Audley End in Essex. Very impressive home and parkland x designed I think by capability Brown. Here is the house. More to follow.


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St Patrick and the Snakes

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According to legend, St Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland, which gives rise to one of my favourite jokes.

“What did St Patrick say when he drove the snakes out of Ireland?

“Are ye all right in the back there, Snakes?”

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Origin of a well-known phrase

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On night two dogs were trying to barge open the kitchen door, hoping to get in and steal some food. But the door was too heavy and so they couldn’t open it.

“I know” said one dog, “Let’s ask the cat to help.” 

“What good will that do?” asked the other.

“Well I think we’ll be able to manage it, if Puss comes to shove.”

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Polish Tongue Twister

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Lola loyola

Lola neeyay loyola.

(“Lola is loyal, Lola in not loyal.” I’ve used English spelling which I hope is a reasonable approximation.)

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Spring

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Tongue-Twister

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Here's a tongue-twister I made up.

When my over-oiled overalls need overhauling it falls to my overalls overhauler to overhaul my over-oiled overalls.

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My Robin

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Here's my garden robin, obligingly posing for the camera.






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Astronomy Joke

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What astronomical feat does a barber perform? Eclipse.

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10 Colour Joked

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What colour is the wind? Blue.

What’s orange and sounds like a parrot. A carrot.

What’s blue and smells like red paint? Blue paint.

What colour lets you into your car? Khaki.

What’s blue and not very heavy? Light blue.

What colour makes you feel bunged up? Gold.

What colour might you get in your side? Fawn.

What colour leaves you stranded? Maroon.

What colour marks 0 degrees of longitude? The Greenwich Veridian.

What colour would you paint a bucket? Pale blue.

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Winter Aconites

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These winter aconites were photographed in the grounds of Wimpole Hall.


The plant is a serious poison that can cause cardiac arrest, which I didn't know and which surprised me. Another name for it is 'wolfsbane', apparently because it was once believed to be good for wolf bites. 

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Dad Joke

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What do bakers call zero? Muffin!

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