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  1. Hi guys,

     

    I do not normally enter new status updates, but as we have just had fun since last Thursday night with cyclone Idai, who had the good idea to pass over our heads in South Eastern Zimbabwe, I decided to share a couple of pictures.

    This is the Turgwe River, that flows just beneath our home. Normally a couple of fairly narrow channels' The other bank is about 350 meters away.

    Thanks to the rains Idai brought along,the river went berserk. After this photo was taken, it raised another 2 meters...

     

    Turger flood March 2019

     

    So yesterday morning we decided to see if our only dirt road out of here was usable with a 4 x 4. We drove 10 km with the Land Cruiser and stopped when we found a river running across the road. I went to walk into the water to see whether it would be still possible to drive through, but after the next bend, some 20 m further away. the water was reaching my waist and the current was becoming quite strong. So discretion became the best part of valor and I got back to the car...

    Which I got thoroughly stuck in mud while attempting a U-turn. No comment.

     

    the way out...

     

     

    It took us 1 1/2 hour to get out, with yours truly lying in the mud in bucketing rain, while attempting to jack the stuck rear wheel up... No success doing that as the mud was too thick,

    But we got it out eventually.

    So no driving out for a while! Who said Africa was not fun?

     

    JR

     

     

    1. nimrod54

      nimrod54

      Good to know you were able to get the 4x4 out Jean. The rainfall has certainly made up for the drought conditions of the last few years, but I am guessing that it has fallen at the wrong time of year, and that with that amount falling at one time will be of little use.

       

      Both of you stay safe.

       

      John and Caron 

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  2. First day of the season shooting arrows outside. Fantastic! This is what archery's all about!

    1. nimrod54

      nimrod54

      Only ever had one go at archery. That was when I was at college, I'll never forget the lad next to me who let fly and planted his first arrow in the basketball board. I missed with mine and I think that was enough for the instructor. The following week it was back to five-a-side.

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  3. Oh my! Not sure I will have room for 5 Alberts. I think I need a bigger house!

  4. Just opened my recently delivered Airfix Shackleton and the plastic within looks fine and detailed, just need to find time to build it.

    1. nimrod54

      nimrod54

      Mine is off limits until Christmas by order of SWMBO. Couldn't resist a check over though (just to make sure everything was ok) and I agree, it looks great.

  5. Well at long last I took a sanding stick to some filler it's been a while ! :)

    1. nimrod54

      nimrod54

      Welcome Newbie. Nah seriously good to see you back at it Rob.

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  6. Builds completed in 2015: 8

    1. nimrod54

      nimrod54

      I agree with MikeW's comment Enzo. Things are slipping, especially when I can only see a single build in the Lesser Airforces GB.

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  7. Feeling almost human today. Might have actually shaken that Manflu off finally.

    1. nimrod54

      nimrod54

      Good to hear you are on the better side of things Duncan.

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  8. Not feeling well. Chesty man cough, could be malaria or something really nasty?

    1. nimrod54

      nimrod54

      Logical

      That's only because after eating all that fruit you daren't sneeze or cough.

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  9. found my phone after two days missing.ringing outside in the recycle bin!

  10. The knee replacements have been given the all clear for another 2 years. That's 25 years and counting now.

  11. Back in the modelling saddle again...God I've missed it

  12. Sat up nursing a poorly dog.

    1. nimrod54

      nimrod54

      Cheers Darby, I'm happy to report that she is a lot better tonight. She has had her tea and has kept it down so far.

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  13. Sat up nursing a poorly dog.

    1. nimrod54

      nimrod54

      Thanks Mike, she seems a little better tonight. I can only think that she picked something up whilst we were out walking yesterday.

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  14. Have just found the last pieces of my Lightning build after cleaning my work area, the living room and so on it was in the bedroom. My cat loves doing this to me!

    1. nimrod54

      nimrod54

      Maybe it's a frustrated modeller. You could always try giving it a tube of glue and see what happens.

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  15. Just "Tested" this years sloe gin and raspberry vodka! Fantastic and will only get better!

    1. nimrod54

      nimrod54

      Send us a glass across Rick, it sound delicious. I haven't sampled our Damson Vodka yet, looking forward to it though. CHEERS.

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  16. I have updated my status. Now everyone knows I've updated my status. I can tick that off my bucket-list now :)

  17. Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me , Happy Birthday dear me, Happy Birthday to me! Yeh!

  18. Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me , Happy Birthday dear me, Happy Birthday to me! Yeh!

    1. nimrod54

      nimrod54

      Rick, its not your birthday is it? You should have said.

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  19. Builds completed in 2014: 30

    1. nimrod54

      nimrod54

      That's going to be one heck of a Yearbook Enzo.

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  20. Making sloe gin!

    1. nimrod54

      nimrod54

      I've had my Damson Vodka going for about three weeks now. looking forward to a slurp when it's ready.

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  21. Off to Old Trafford for the Roses match later. Now where is that umbrella?

  22. off into the desert for work for 2 weeks!!!!

  23. Is it just me, or do other people think the ice bucket challenge would be a lot more entertaining if it were the boiling water challenge?

  24. I am 30 now,,, Time for some modelling :)

    1. nimrod54

      nimrod54

      It isn't all taht bad Rob. I turned 60 in February and I am still enjoying life.

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  25. Uni offer accepted! Bristol UWE Aero Engineering :D

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