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Volunteers for all night vigils please until 29 Ap

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Heather Report 18 Apr 2006 20:07

Merry, thanks for adding to the pressure - now I shall worry myself sick if it doesnt come on that weekend! Glen, - you wanted something useful to do, just do it. You can also cover the Scottish Highlands for bonfire duties now you have whinged. Ive got to go and look housewifely for a while now - bought some quarter price beef that was on its last day in the supermarket - so cooking the lot in one go!

Glen In Tinsel Knickers

Glen In Tinsel Knickers Report 18 Apr 2006 21:21

Just wait for tomorrows masterpiece from Heather 'Help,Hubby home with food poisoning' (1860 classified as Dropsy) Glen


babs123 Report 18 Apr 2006 22:08

just to stop you dropping off the page, Heather. Definition of Dropsy Dropsy: An old term for the swelling of soft tissues due to the accumulation of excess water. In years gone by, a person might have been said to have dropsy. Today one would be more descriptive and specify the cause. Thus, the person might have edema due to congestive heart failure. Edema is often more prominent in the lower legs and feet toward the end of the day as a result of pooling of fluid from the upright position usually maintained during the day. Upon awakening from sleeping, people can have swelling around the eyes referred to as periorbital edema. The Middle English dropesie came through the Old French hydropsie from the Greek hydrops which in turn came from the Greek hydor meaning water. Thats what my feet feel like today!! Kat


Heather Report 18 Apr 2006 23:18

Glen, Ive just added Snowden to your list of bonfire production. 48 hours ghosting- gawd that will be scarey, wont it? Where/what/why and who?


TaniaNZ Report 18 Apr 2006 23:26

OK I will be around here in NZ provided my pager does not go off. I dont think telling someone to hold on and not have contractions because Im checking out the 1841 census online will go down to well


Heather Report 18 Apr 2006 23:36

No Tania, but if you said you were carrying out serious research into biochemistry (i.e. bonfire lighting on the top of one of your beautiful mountains) that would flummox them.


Jean Report 18 Apr 2006 23:36

I will be at the Family History Fair in London. Do you think t t hey will have it on pcs there? Jean


Heather Report 18 Apr 2006 23:38

Dont know, but there may be a mass suicide if it doesnt come on that date now! Certainly I shall be checking out the ancestors (my loony Hanson's) methods if midnight approaches on the 29th with no show!

An Olde Crone

An Olde Crone Report 19 Apr 2006 00:14

(Oooh, hope this isnt significant - when I clicked Add Message it said Error - item cannot be found) Heather, I would be most happy to Vigilate as I am a chronic insomniac but erm....what do I do if it comes on-line during my watch? How do I alert you all? Its no good talking bonfires, you will all be in bed. Shall I shout, or something? Or, what about your almost redundant tripwire? If you all hooked up to a tripwire, and the lead wire was handed on, like a baton, to the Watch Keepers, then one good tweak would wake you all up. Olde Crone


Heather Report 19 Apr 2006 00:20

True Old Crone - you wise one. Although, in truth, I had expected volunteers to sit wide eyed, singing scouting songs around their unlit bonfires until the moment arrived. But assuming some of these volunteers are duff and fall asleep ............................... I guess a UK wide network of redundant trip wire connecting to a big toe of each participant may be a possibility - I havent thought this through yet (Im sitting here, hardly able to keep my eyes open cos my sis wants a piece of art on ebay but wont bid for it herself!). I shall have a cup of coffee and mull over the possibilities. I guess Glen, who is a whinger but a willing (some may say gullible) soul could be involved in some sort of human canon ball exercise for the first call up? Although this would need dual particpation - unless of course he can light the touch paper and then hurl himself very quickly down the barrel? Does anyone know the possible distance covered by a human bullet, say from the top of the Cheviots in an easterly direction?(assuming optimum weather conditions)

An Olde Crone

An Olde Crone Report 19 Apr 2006 00:27

I understand that there is some accepted, but highly secret, system of sounding alarms in the event of a nuclear attack - do we have a Government Mole in our midst, who could tell us what it is and how to do it> It would have the added advantage of clearing all extraneous, non 1841-ers, out of the way, leaving the Site clear for the Chosen Few. (Cos, as you all know deep down, its gonna crash after its been online for five minutes) Olde Crone


Heather Report 19 Apr 2006 00:31

Well, we have Merry dont we with her MI6 spy/author to turn to? I should think their cunning plan probably involves football air klaxons, a wet towel over your head and using your dining table for total protection, so Im not sure we can count on that working in this particular project Old Crone - good thought though. And Of course it may mean some of our overseas cousins get left out of the rush, but then ..................... Im going off duty for 3 hours now until the final count down for sisters art thingy she wants - I only hope I wake up for it - Ill just try out that trip wire/big toe method Old Crone - attached to Ralphie Terrier who always wants a pee about that time. Nite nite.


Heather Report 19 Apr 2006 09:50

Just to let you know that my ' vigil' on ebay last night was successful and sister has her Ken Done silk screen numbered and signed print!

Merry Monty

Merry Monty Report 19 Apr 2006 11:16

Lucky sis! I cannot offer the services of Mr Winterbotham (careful with that pronounciation) the spy, as he has been dead for ages!! Maybe if I was to actually READ his book, I might learn something? I have tried a trip wire tied to my toe, but every time I get up to refil my glass or get another packet of crisps or a chocolate digestive, I snag the wire on something....... Merry


TinaTheCheshirePussyCat Report 19 Apr 2006 11:54

Hey Merry, hubby has Winterbottom's in his tree. Do you think they were spies? Re nuclear/1841 warning, there is a government Secret Bunker near Nantwich - shall I nip over and see if I can get any clues? Mind you, it's not very secret any more as there are copious road signs saying 'This way to the Secret Bunker'. Never fails to crease me up! If Glen can manage to build a beacon on the top of Mow Cop (only decent hill in South Cheshire), I could volunteer to drive over and light it when the balloon goes up. Am I mixing my metaphors a bit here? Am I totally mad? Back to the gin bottle I think. Tina


Joanne Report 19 Apr 2006 12:15

I hope I'm not getting all excited about this for nothing! As it happens though, my days off for that week are already decided, and I'm off on the 27th but not the rest of the weekend! How unfair! But when I get home from work at 2:30am at the weekend I'll need to do something to help me to sleep - let's just hope we're not all up all night trying to hunt for those missing pieces! In fact, the reason I'm on here today was to see if they'd got round to putting it on yet but never mind! Maybe I'll write a list of who to try and find lol! Jo


Chrispynoodle Report 19 Apr 2006 12:18

Look, team, patience is needed here. I think it will crash anyway...or we could spread the word that it has crashed so only the chosen few try to look on it. If we send everyone up mountain and down dale, there'll be more room for the rest of us.


Joanne Report 19 Apr 2006 12:21

I like your thinking - it seems quite 'evil plan'-like! Ok, I'll pass on the word that it's going to be April 29th 2007 lol! Actually, is it wise to joke about that?!


Chrispynoodle Report 19 Apr 2006 12:25

The plan is not evil...just cunning........

Jess Bow Bag

Jess Bow Bag Report 19 Apr 2006 12:43

Well, with this impending house move (or not!) we have a problem with an internet connection. I have spoken to our ISP , and they dont really understand the concept of 'being without' for the launch of the 1841 census - they want to know if it is a medical condition that will seriously affect my health if i have to be without for the customary 10 days...Plebs! Idiots! fools...of course it will.