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Athy

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Athy last won the day on November 5 2016

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About Athy

  • Birthday December 22

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    Upwell, Norfolk

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    Writer and trader
  • Boat Name
    Trojan
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    Cropredy

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  1. My choice of the estate's name was of course completely random.
  2. Well, perhaps it's mildly pretentious, but no more than that. I've heard it used with reference to buildings too, but generally with reference to 300-year old farmhouses rather than 1980s semi's on the Bum Street estate. You have got me musing now....if you buy something brand new, would the term "custodian" be appropriate? Probably not. It tends to be something you've taken over from someone else and that you'll sell on eventually. It rather smacks of estate-agent speak.
  3. It's a word which I've seen several times applied to the owners of boats. I suppose the implication is that they look after it.
  4. Very good they sound too - but they ar Sabb (Norwegian) rather than Saab (Swedish) engines.
  5. Or perhaps from water gushing through the "riveted hole".
  6. You may be a ray of sunshine and a dab hand at these jokes, but this is not the plaice. So don't make a right turbot of yourself.
  7. Revisiting old threads is done quite often, and can be of considerable interest. Why don't you like people doing it? The link worked fine for me.
  8. Welcome to the forum. It sounds a long shot - but I have heard of pubs where chess is played, whether any of them are waterside I don't know. But somebody on here will know.
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  11. Not to me: I learned years ago how to unplug a kettle from its wall socket, making such transportation easy. I also learned how to position the cups close to the kettle. For a chap who's not especially practical, I reckon I've done quite well.
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  13. We had one like this, not sure if the brand name was the same but it looked virtually identical to the one in your picture. They're usually sold as "travel kettles" because they're compact enough to put in your luggage, as we did when we used to travel abroad. I don't quite gwt the O.P.'s "cordless" requirement; if the kettle itself doesn't have a cord or lead, it fits on to a base which does, so what's the difference?
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