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        • That would stand to reason I think. That is if I recall my basic biology correctly.

      • Meant to say to you GD.. was up hiking over the weekend at Glendalough. You live in an amazing county!   Almost as nice as Limerick.  🙂

          • On that note, according to Google Earth, Head Rambles Manor is situated at an elevation of 556 ft (169.469 meters) while my house in Vermont is located in a river valley which is at an elevation of 727 ft (221.59 meters). The top of the valley behind my upper lot is at 845 ft (257.556 meters). About 30 miles south of us is the highest point of interstate highway 91 (runs through 3 states) at 1856 feet (565.7088 meters) and that's just a decent hill in around these parts.

            And this comment was brought to you for pretty much no reason at all. Conversion to meters courtesy of me and Google.

            • When the highest land in the country is around 3,400 feet then anything over a molehill is classed as a mountain.

              At least ours don't blow up.

              • Very true although I must say there were a few thousand miles between that and us. Thankfully, Vermont's "Green Mountains were all carved out by glaciers both coming and going. We do have a fault running underneath it (sort of) and are prone to a couple of light jolts now and then but otherwise it's all pretty stable.

                Now I'm off to the hardware store to buy something sealed in plastic.

  1. I have a friend who leaves a number of sections of the Sunday newspaper in the shop as he never reads the likes of motoring section.

    maybe you should try, for reaction purposes, to leave the cardboard box from your cornfalkes and other outer layers in your local supermarket (assuming you have brought your box of tools with you)…..

    • Herself used to like the Sunday Times, but we just got bogged down under magazines and supplements so I stopped buying it. 

      Not a bad idea on returning the packaging though.  Just unwrap everything in the supermarket.  Has the added advantage that you'll be removing all the barcodes too.

  2. my wee 32gb micro card came in the mail last week..something that measures less than a thumbnail came in an 8×8 box with packing paper! I am still a little gobsmacked by it

    • Bloody hell!  You couldn't even stick a stamp on a micro card?  Couldn't they have used a small envelope?

      I once ordered an ink cartridge online.  It came by courier post in a box that must have been all of 24 x 18 x 4 inches.  It was basically a delivery of air!

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