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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #11130 on: October 02, 2018, 06:23:35 PM »
Today I got a boy at my door asking for his ball, which had been thrown into my back garden - I'm living in a film ;D 8)
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« Reply #11131 on: October 02, 2018, 11:51:56 PM »
Aaahhh, tourists.

We have now entered the period when clusters of these foul creatures will park their cars on dark country highways, turn off the lights, then mill about gawping up at the northern lights, heedless of the freaking traffic!
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #11132 on: October 03, 2018, 11:48:28 AM »
Aaahhh, tourists.

We have now entered the period when clusters of these foul creatures will park their cars on dark country highways, turn off the lights, then mill about gawping up at the northern lights, heedless of the freaking traffic!

There’s traffic in Iceland?  :o
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« Reply #11133 on: October 03, 2018, 06:11:10 PM »
Yeah like you have 60 cars per hundred square metres

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« Reply #11134 on: October 03, 2018, 06:17:35 PM »
Traffic as in "Driving alone on a dark mountain road and suddenly there's a Chinese idiot in the headlights."
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« Reply #11135 on: October 04, 2018, 12:11:53 PM »
Traffic as in "Driving alone on a dark mountain road and suddenly there's a Chinese idiot in the headlights."

Chinese tourists are the worst. I mean, I'm part Chinese myself but I agreed with this.

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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #11136 on: October 05, 2018, 08:14:02 AM »
Had to drop by and leave this as you were discussing myths..................?

https://www.thelocal.se/20181004/eight-year-old-swedish-girl-pulls-1000-year-old-sword-from-lake?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #11138 on: October 05, 2018, 10:52:00 AM »
How did that survive 1500 years in a lake??
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #11139 on: October 05, 2018, 11:38:05 AM »
Better quality than the stuff we use now 8)
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #11140 on: October 05, 2018, 01:08:51 PM »
Never know what you'll come across
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« Reply #11141 on: October 05, 2018, 03:27:51 PM »
some watery bint or would be king likely fumbled it.

I saw 12 strong last night I would be interested in your thoughts on the film @The Gem Cutter
It stuck me it followed pretty much what I had read and while some of it was dramatized it could have got the Hollywood treatment and ceased to resemble events.

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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #11142 on: October 05, 2018, 03:54:10 PM »
It's spot on. I know the guys. The lake they are doing training in at the beginning, literally been there and done that. The battle of horses vs. tanks actually happened, although when they told me, I couldn't believe it. It's just - well it's silly sounding. But the tanks were old and poorly maintained, the crews poorly trained, and the horses could literally run circles around the tanks faster than the turrets could turn. And fighting with tanks the way they did plays on their weaknesses, not their obvious strengths.

If you like to believe that things happen for a reason, I was most well known and liked by this team; if my son had not lost an eye, I am very confident I'd have been with them. Perhaps I'd not have been as fortunate as they. I served under the general they show in the beginning, selecting the team. My wife met him years later and he gave her a coin, it's a thing in the US that senior military people do. The team sergeant in the film is the guy who took the iconic photos of the horse soldiers:



The wincing man is wincing because his back is broken. Tough stuff.
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« Reply #11143 on: October 05, 2018, 06:23:40 PM »
I think it's Up with the Finns on the madness scale....They're only tanks we ski at them!

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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #11144 on: October 05, 2018, 10:02:17 PM »
On the sword being in a lake, I do remember something about pre-Roman Europe having a tradition of offering fine swords up to the spirits of a lake. Apparently that is where the Lady of the Lake in Arthurian legend comes from. People did use to believe in a world that was very much alive with all sorts of entities; spirits, trolls, alvar, gods and ghosts, and none of which you wanted angry with you.
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