Monthly Archives: January 2016

Ooh, now that’s unusual

Photo: Shutterstock/Montenegro By Jessica Jaganathan SINGAPORE, Jan 27 (Reuters) – At least two companies are planning to ship diesel in bigger-than-usual tankers from Asia to Europe in what traders said is a rare move as cheap oil drives up diesel … Continue reading

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Economics explained for sailors.

Shamelessly filched from the tinterwebby. Simple sailors need simple explanations for things. The following nails contemporary economics as far as we’re concerned. Mary is the proprietor of a bar in Dublin . She realizes that virtually all of her customers … Continue reading

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Send down a dove…again

The following ditty is a bit of a favourite here at the towers. It’s re-blogged every few months to keep its content and structure (whoops, seem to have wandered off into bollox land there for a bit) familiar with us … Continue reading

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everything is better with peanut butter

Source: everything is better with peanut butter

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Sauce from the RSPB?

Sun, Sea, Sailors and a Shag… I had a work appointment in Old Portsmouth this morning, and finding myself uncharacteristically early with a bit of time to kill, I settled down on a bench on the ramparts overlooking the harbour and … Continue reading

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A walk and a visit

A visit to Canterbury, a walk along the Stour riverbank in the centre of that fine and bijou  city followed by a trip to see ‘Drunkynunky’ (sober today) and Spot the cat. A very pleasant day. Fankyoo

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Just when you thought……

Oilfield services giant Schlumberger has cut 10,000 jobs in the last three months amid the plunge in oil prices. News of the near-10% jobs cull came as the firm unveiled a net loss for the last three months of $1bn … Continue reading

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