Tales of the river-bank...

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Tales of the river-bank...

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Today being our Sunday after lots of planting plants and preparing tonight's chicken Vindaloo and of course listening to GQTime, I set sail for warmer climes.
Dragging my trusty kayak to the canal, wrapped up the camera, fags & lighter and a can of Miester and within 5 minutes, going with the flow was at my Holy Watering Hole.
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On my outward trip I observed a mongoose running parallel to my canoe for a good two minutes and various warren sunbathing on the banks.
Now this Holy water emanates from the temples of Medinat Habu and The Ramesseum and is crystal clear, I moored up had a fag a beer and a dip and waved at the local kids then paddled home.
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Dying for another beer and a change of wet pants..oh! what mad fun!... :cool:


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So that's where the water goes, I often wondered.. Thanks Doctor.. :up

Oh, couldn't resist, and always loved this music... :br

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Andante in C Major - Mauro Giuliani.... :cool:
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BM, that was fabulous! Thanks! :up

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It's the original recording, I love the old analogue sound.. :up
Must find "Watch with Mother" next,
Although the TV Seldom worked in the Dales when I was of an age to Watch with Mother.
And anyway, as soon as I got my first pair of shoes, I was hell bent on leaving home to travel, but my parents had other ideas about that.. :urm:

C Major, a common KEY in musical compositions, and many of my favourite tunes are C Major, Such as Bach's Prelude in C Major.

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Which was the whole backdrop to my favourite tune by Ritchie Blackmore, which is Weiss Heim.. ( White Home )

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I must mention my German ancestry some time, fascinating stuff, the Romans couldn't beat us in our environment where we lived.
They won in the end, insidious lot those Romans...


Anyhow, talking of Riverbanks, I'm taking the grandchildren higher up the river Alyn today, in the next village up.. Nice place.. :up

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Good choice, BM!

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Don't know why they called it 'watch with mother' as I can still remember being sat on a cushion, treacle toffee in hand to watch 'without mother.' :cry:
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I think that was the Idea Dusak, I remember Listen with Mother,
I'd be put in my highchair by the fire with some finger food in my tray, she'd turn on the big old wooden radio for ME to listen to,
then she'd scarper off and look after the other 2 younger siblings. Makes you wonder how they managed back then, must have been hard work.
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Went down to my corniche for a sarni & glass of merlot today...
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My neighbor Hussain was there with his oldest son, They asked me the meaning of the word 'holy after a bit talking about holy places & people they got the 'gist of me explaining the holy water from the temples coming into our swimming hole..So in picture form: from this holy lake in habu through the Ramesseum to our canal.
It's as holy as is Zam Zam water and probably a lot fresher, he liked my idea of a 'holy pool was one that it's harram to p*ss in...
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So from this....
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to this.... :cool:
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As I get older it will soon be nigh impossible to see these miniscule snaps. :lol:
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