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Offline Jean

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Re: What's Holyhead Like Right Now?
« Reply #1440 on: Wednesday 17 May 2017, 2227 »
Are red squirrels the ones that have been replaced by the brown ones?

If they are it's an argument for preserving Penrhos Woods and stopping further "development" -- even the ones that will bring 600 jobs.

Numbers of red squirrels are dwindling (scroll down to Background and Conservation).  Apparently, efforts have been made over recent years to reintroduce them into Anglesey.

The existence of an endangered species can sometimes be grounds for a planning objection - natterjack toads being a good example.

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Re: What's Holyhead Like Right Now?
« Reply #1441 on: Friday 19 May 2017, 1513 »
Are red squirrels the ones that have been replaced by the brown ones?

If they are it's an argument for preserving Penrhos Woods and stopping further "development" -- even the ones that will bring 600 jobs.

Numbers of red squirrels are dwindling (scroll down to Background and Conservation).  Apparently, efforts have been made over recent years to reintroduce them into Anglesey.

The existence of an endangered species can sometimes be grounds for a planning objection - natterjack toads being a good example.

1. What right have natterjack toads got to object to planning? If they don't like living here, let them eat cake.
2. If red squirrels are so sought after, why not paint a load of grey ones?  Or, if you want to be all PC about it, just dye their hair.

Problem solved. And I'm not even Donald Trump.
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Re: What's Holyhead Like Right Now?
« Reply #1442 on: Saturday 20 May 2017, 1406 »
Good old Wils ... always ready to leap to the protection of biodiversity ...

(I bet you wouldn't like it if someone told you to dye your hair red in the cause of planning development ... )

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Re: What's Holyhead Like Right Now?
« Reply #1443 on: Saturday 20 May 2017, 1726 »
That's exactly what happened last week, Jean. Have you been looking at pages 12-14 of the Thursday evening edition of the Peterborough Herald?

If so I just want to make something clear: it wasn't me under the sink when that house blew up, although I did ask a passing stranger what time the next bus was.
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Re: What's Holyhead Like Right Now?
« Reply #1444 on: Sunday 28 May 2017, 1358 »
That's exactly what happened last week, Jean. Have you been looking at pages 12-14 of the Thursday evening edition of the Peterborough Herald?

I hardly ever read anything else ...

If so I just want to make something clear: it wasn't me under the sink when that house blew up, although I did ask a passing stranger what time the next bus was.

And it never occurred to you that the passing stranger might not have been all that they seemed?

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Re: What's Holyhead Like Right Now?
« Reply #1445 on: Sunday 28 May 2017, 2243 »
Holyhead is pleasantly cool today after a few days of 23 - 26C temperatures.


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Re: What's Holyhead Like Right Now?
« Reply #1446 on: Monday 29 May 2017, 1911 »
Holyhead is pleasantly cool today after a few days of 23 - 26C temperatures.

At it's peak a couple of days OK, in my back yard/garden (which is walled admittedly) it hit 31c

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Re: What's Holyhead Like Right Now?
« Reply #1447 on: Yesterday at 00:06 »
How is Caergybi coping with the storms?
It's just the bear necessities of life!

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Re: What's Holyhead Like Right Now?
« Reply #1448 on: Yesterday at 06:55 »
How is Caergybi coping with the storms?

Well my electric never went off  ;)

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Re: What's Holyhead Like Right Now?
« Reply #1449 on: Yesterday at 11:01 »
That's something I suppose. I remember loss of power around T. Bay and Holyhead was almost a cert in bad weather back in the '70s.

I'm just wondering if my caravan is still in Caergybi or weather whether I need to go and collect it from Llanfwrog.
It's just the bear necessities of life!

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Re: What's Holyhead Like Right Now?
« Reply #1450 on: Yesterday at 12:33 »
I travelled from Shropshire to Holyhead yesterday and decided to drive along the A5 as I thought it would be more sheltered than the coast road. Driving carefully as the road was greasy, covered in leaves, small branches and a couple of fallen trees by the roadside, it took a long time. By Tryfan there is a lake and a white sheet of water rose up and travelled along before forming into a twister about 20 to 30 foot tall, it was amazing!
Then the bridge was closed and it took about an hour queueing to get to Menai and for some reason the traffic just stopped.  A cop gout out of his car and went to see what was going on, on his way back to the car I heard him say ' f@#Ģing tw@7 !' Then the back road to llaingefni was closed so it meant a detour to the A55 to get to see my friend, that was out when I got there.
Today, the wind is still cold and blowing quite hard but nothing compared to yesterday.
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Re: What's Holyhead Like Right Now?
« Reply #1451 on: Yesterday at 14:23 »
A cop gout out of his car and went to see what was going on, on his way back to the car I heard him say ' f@#Ģing tw@7 !'

I presume that this is a technical term frequently used in traffic policing circles ...

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Re: What's Holyhead Like Right Now?
« Reply #1452 on: Yesterday at 14:29 »
About them too its been said
IT IS RASCALS BIRTHDAY BEFORE MONKEY FIDDLERS!!! STILL!!!      
Oooh, it's all "Wils, Wils, Wils!"
Rascal bach, you have no idea how hard I'm laughing at your last post.  You are so funny.
I think Rascal should apologise for Wils - seriously!

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Re: What's Holyhead Like Right Now?
« Reply #1453 on: Yesterday at 15:36 »

 Then the back road to llaingefni was closed so it meant a detour to the A55 to get to see my friend, that was out when I got there.


Was he not aware that you were on your way with your tales of daring and adventure ?

Ungrateful I'd call it.
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Re: What's Holyhead Like Right Now?
« Reply #1454 on: Yesterday at 17:12 »
He is a she and she didn't know I was popping by
IT IS RASCALS BIRTHDAY BEFORE MONKEY FIDDLERS!!! STILL!!!      
Oooh, it's all "Wils, Wils, Wils!"
Rascal bach, you have no idea how hard I'm laughing at your last post.  You are so funny.
I think Rascal should apologise for Wils - seriously!

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Re: What's Holyhead Like Right Now?
« Reply #1455 on: Yesterday at 19:09 »
Yesterday was great for watching and being bashed about by storm winds and spume.  South Stack was invigorating, the air was full of salt water and the wind just went right through your clothes like a knife.  The waves down by the Stack were monstrous things.

Beautiful red sunset and not a zephyr blowing tonight.