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Forum: The Pig & Whistle 8th May 2019, 21:15
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By Harry Nicholson
But Eskimo Nell was an infidel, as good as a...

But Eskimo Nell was an infidel,
as good as a whole harem,
With the strength of ten in her abdomen
and her rock-of-ages beam.

It's on the internet now . . there's nowt sacred these days.
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 8th May 2019, 10:29
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Reminds me of the line from Eskimo Nell: 'Have...

Reminds me of the line from Eskimo Nell: 'Have you ever felt the piston thrust of a giant CPR . . .?'
What's the next line?
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 10th April 2019, 19:38
Replies: 302
Views: 25,612
Posted By Harry Nicholson
That's all a bit worrying - particularly when...

That's all a bit worrying - particularly when I've just set out my first earlies (Sharpes Express this time). I worried about it some years ago, and wrote this:

FIFTEEN POINTS FOR THE END OF THE...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 25th February 2019, 09:07
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By Harry Nicholson
I wrote this snip for a creative writing class: ...

I wrote this snip for a creative writing class:

Women Writers Only

On hearing of a new 'Women Writers Only' poetry anthology

The gentlemen’s bars are gone.
Sailors have to duck under lines...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 20th February 2019, 20:19
Replies: 377
Views: 34,588
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Good one - but it needs a comma before Tonto and...

Good one - but it needs a comma before Tonto and Paleface. Best not to get into the tangle of: 'Shall we eat, Grandma?' .... and 'Shall we eat Grandma?'
Forum: Wartime Memories 12th February 2019, 21:05
Replies: 43
Views: 4,994
Posted By Harry Nicholson
That is a great archive, John. All those facts...

That is a great archive, John. All those facts and personal evidence are a vital history. Thanks for posting it all.
I've a memory of a raid on Hartlepool:
One night, when we were fire-bombed, I'd...
Forum: The Engine Room 12th February 2019, 20:24
Replies: 17
Views: 4,927
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Duncan writes: From "The Nymph and the Lamp" by...

Duncan writes: From "The Nymph and the Lamp" by Thomas Raddall - well worth reading.

Thanks. Enjoyed that. I'll look it up, Duncan.
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 8th February 2019, 11:23
Replies: 40
Views: 1,855
Posted By Harry Nicholson
A new hot water lagoon. Dramatic! 1973 saw the...

A new hot water lagoon. Dramatic! 1973 saw the eruption on the Westermann Islands, Iceland. Heimey was the eruption. The Open University geological group took twenty of us on a field trip 18 months...
Forum: Historic Shipping Lines & Ships 8th February 2019, 10:40
Replies: 8
Views: 1,347
Posted By Harry Nicholson
My first ship was a trooper - in 1956. She was...

My first ship was a trooper - in 1956. She was HMT Dunera. Her Majesty's Troopship. That's how she was termed - I recall.
Forum: The Engine Room 8th February 2019, 10:32
Replies: 17
Views: 4,927
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Not sure what you mean by 'wobbly', Bob. I do...

Not sure what you mean by 'wobbly', Bob. I do recall Port Sudan about 1957, his frequency would drift during a dash. Some said it was down to him having a single valve transmitter, so the tuning...
Forum: The Engine Room 8th February 2019, 09:33
Replies: 17
Views: 4,927
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Thirty wpm, whilst a good clip, could result in...

Thirty wpm, whilst a good clip, could result in requests for repeats that made the whole business more protracted than if you sent at a more sedate 25 wpm. For some coast stations in Red Sea a speed...
Forum: Wartime Memories 6th February 2019, 17:16
Replies: 43
Views: 4,994
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Yes, John, I'd be pleased to read it. These...

Yes, John, I'd be pleased to read it. These stories are precious.

This week I've a carpenter working for me who, when he heard I was writing memoir, said that his father-in-law was pow of the...
Forum: Health Issues 29th January 2019, 11:55
Replies: 21
Views: 2,041
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Update: My broken arm has mended nicely; but I...

Update: My broken arm has mended nicely; but I now must excercise to recover movement. The nights have been painful and interrupted, but since I began with this hemp oil, I often sleep the night...
Forum: Wartime Memories 29th January 2019, 11:48
Replies: 43
Views: 4,994
Posted By Harry Nicholson
I'd missed this rivetting memoir, John. I now...

I'd missed this rivetting memoir, John. I now wonder what happened next in your career. It is a social history that needs to be archived in a safe place. Well done!

best wishes
Harry
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 21st January 2019, 11:01
Replies: 40
Views: 1,855
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Me too. There was a brief shooting star right...

Me too. There was a brief shooting star right next to it. Aged mariners get to witness more than most. London Calling (or whatever it is called these days) can be interesting in the small hours.
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 5th January 2019, 12:57
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Wise words from John. But what to do when friends...

Wise words from John. But what to do when friends keep sinking away like drying rocks beneath a rising tide, leaving a fellow bereft. What to do?
Forum: Health Issues 13th November 2018, 10:46
Replies: 21
Views: 2,041
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Thanks, John - I'll try that. Broke an arm five...

Thanks, John - I'll try that. Broke an arm five weeks ago - it aches as it mends. At 80 I seem to be a bit more frail than formerly, so need the odd prop.
Forum: Aviation 4th November 2018, 17:07
Replies: 2
Views: 2,448
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Thanks, Bob. That is almost beyond a response -...

Thanks, Bob. That is almost beyond a response - only silence will do.
A related story that gave me goose pimples, I heard on Uist. I was crew of a yacht and took a stroll on the shore. Fell into...
Forum: The Arts & Entertainment forum 1st November 2018, 12:03
Replies: 98
Views: 11,708
Posted By Harry Nicholson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D12-RKe1EgU&list=P...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D12-RKe1EgU&list=PLkhW0uwtMD04hOMa8aHp_JT3lw8d3g3Ti


Takes me back to the nights of 'lock ins' up Nidderdale - a wonder we made it home.
Forum: The Arts & Entertainment forum 27th October 2018, 14:12
Replies: 98
Views: 11,708
Posted By Harry Nicholson
This cheers me up on dark days, particularly now...

This cheers me up on dark days, particularly now with a proximal fracture of the humerus. tripped in the garden 3 weeks ago.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlaoR5m4L80
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 20th October 2018, 12:07
Replies: 377
Views: 34,588
Posted By Harry Nicholson
That brought a welcome chuckle. Broke my arm last...

That brought a welcome chuckle. Broke my arm last week, and need a laugh.
Forum: The Radio Room 14th October 2018, 20:17
Replies: 32
Views: 4,945
Posted By Harry Nicholson
I'd take a look tonight -- if only they'd switch...

I'd take a look tonight -- if only they'd switch off those lights on teesside. Anyway, we are on the flanks of the moor above Eskdale, so the ridge opposite is a pain.
I suffered a proximal fracture...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 2nd October 2018, 13:13
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Thank you, John. I'll try to bring 'the...

Thank you, John. I'll try to bring 'the parachute' to mind once an hour from now on. There's not many of them still standing - but there's a lady in the next room who has packed my chute since 1959.
Forum: The Galley 19th September 2018, 11:13
Replies: 12
Views: 1,173
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Same here! The gallery is a great place to dip...

Same here! The gallery is a great place to dip into. I'll try to remember to leave a comment from now on.
Forum: Life After The Sea 11th September 2018, 09:41
Replies: 28
Views: 10,948
Posted By Harry Nicholson
After thirty years in TV studios and with the...

After thirty years in TV studios and with the march of miniaturisation the work had become a bore to the engineer in me. The company waved attractive redundancy offers to get rid of 'surplus' staff,...
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