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About HEM

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    Pontius the Pilot

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  • Location Schleswig-Holstein
  • Nationality British
  • Hometown Cheshire (Bramhall & Plumley)
  • Gender Male
  • Year of birth
  • Interests Gliding, Volcanoes, Cooking, Music (Vivaldi to Steeleye Span).
  1. Brexit: The fallout

    Thats not new - the article is from 2016 (as you can see in the URL).
  2. Is Prince Harry revolting?

      In days bygone they were referred to as "lobbyists".
  3. Why are you happy today?

      Ha - beat you by a few days (yet again).
  4. Rentner. I've seen it myself.   Also at our local market yesterday there were a pair of Rentner fingering all the apples until the market people told them off.
  5. Darwin Awards

    Yet another candidate for Darwin 2020:    
  6. What made you laugh today?

    73.78 Euros for NOT fixing a car...     13.5% VAT brings tears to your eyes as well...
  7. Interesting spam e-mails received

    Just arrived:       Behind "HIER LINKEN" is a link to myladakholidays.com/<morestuff>
  8. What made you laugh today?

    “Oh, I’m really glad to see you,” the little boy said to his maternal grandmother. “What a lovely welcome, she said – is there any particular reason?” “Yes,” replied the boy, “now Daddy will do the trick he’s been promising us.” The grandmother was curious. “What trick is that?” she asked. The boy answered, “I heard him tell Mummy that he’d climb the walls if you came to stay.”
  9. A colleague of my late father passed away:   Duilio Arigoni was a Swiss chemist and Emeritus Professor at ETH Zurich.   I recall him visiting my father in Manchester - must have been in the 1970s - and having dinner at our house.
  10. What made you laugh today?

      I recall in the mid 1970s driving back just after midnight  from evening shift on one of the experiments on the NINA synchrotron at the Daresbury lab listening to Picadilly Radio & Jasper Carrot.  It was claimed that people were parked up on the side of the M6 doing the same. Anyhow, after a 40 minute drive along the M56 & then side roads I arrived home & was sat in the car in the drive listening to the rest of the JC episode (directing traffic over the cliff?).   Those were the days.  
  11. Beware of the ticks (Zecken)

      We have them up here in Schleswig-Holstein as well.  Our dog (a rather large Yorkshire terrier) continually picks them up in the garden. Our daughter uses a set of mini crowbars (as shown above) to remove them.