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by Tizer
22 Apr 2019, 08:54
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3160
Views: 159210

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Are they the shorts favoured by certain LibDem councillors?
by Tizer
22 Apr 2019, 08:51
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3037
Views: 168000

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

My father-in-law phoned us one day in the 1980s to say he had a breakdown in his old MGB and couldn't get home. The radiator top hose had burst. Off we went to effect a rescue. In those days I always had lots of odds and ends in the boot of the car from the days of my A35s and Morris 1000s. I found ...
by Tizer
22 Apr 2019, 08:43
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3866
Views: 188491

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

If we had a tail and used it like a kangaroo does then it would be less strain on our legs and our balance when standing for long periods.
by Tizer
22 Apr 2019, 08:40
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6373
Views: 307343

Re: POLITICS CORNER

As I understand it, if we don't take part in the MEP election on 23-26 May while we are still a member of the EU (even if only for a further day) then the outcome of the election will not be legitimate and subsequent actions of the EU will also not be legitimate. Every member country must take part ...
by Tizer
22 Apr 2019, 08:23
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1533
Views: 99982

Re: GOOD TV

We watched the first episode of `Operation Stonehenge: What Lies Beneath' (BBC2). A few interesting bits such as the pink flint which we'd read about but never seen a photo of it. But more naff voice-overs and the usual gratuitous violence - especially now they've realised that women took part in th...
by Tizer
22 Apr 2019, 08:13
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9682
Views: 431412

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

From the cross section they look like nozzles that employ the venturi effect, but I don't know for what purpose.
by Tizer
21 Apr 2019, 15:42
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: Where Have You Just Been?
Replies: 276
Views: 32599

Re: Where Have You Just Been?

Yes, there's normally nothing that isn't natural other than the tarmaced lane, the small English Heritage tourist information building at the end of it and the castle remains plus some modern timber walkways and hair-raising steps for visitors to cross the chasm. Until this work started there were a...
by Tizer
21 Apr 2019, 09:12
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9846
Views: 488693

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Later.... THIS came to my attention. Never heard of it, I must be living a sheltered life! The word `mermaid' has been stolen so watch our for other meanings. There's a charity of that name to do with LGBT LINK and it's been criticised for how it's advising parents on dealing with their children.
by Tizer
21 Apr 2019, 09:08
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4624
Views: 349891

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

In that case your eyes are telling you when to stop.
by Tizer
21 Apr 2019, 09:06
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1533
Views: 99982

Re: GOOD TV

We enjoyed The Story of Wales series of TV programmes presented by Huw Edwards. Well made, no silly trendy stuff. Just great history and Huw is always good to listen to. LINK

We tried Earth from Space but quickly gave up. We can't stand those terrible naff, droning voice-overs! :smile:
by Tizer
21 Apr 2019, 08:57
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: Where Have You Just Been?
Replies: 276
Views: 32599

Re: Where Have You Just Been?

Wasn't sure where to post this but I've just been on hols in Cornwall and visited Tintagel. We often go there but this time it was rather different - access to the castle, island and beach was closed due to engineering works, which was a disappointment. We especially went at low tide to see the beac...
by Tizer
21 Apr 2019, 08:20
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6373
Views: 307343

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Forgive the use of trendy words but I predict we are about to reach `peak binary' or `peak polarisation' in the Brexit affair. Forget Rees Mogg et al., Farage and a no-deal Brexit are now flavour of the month on the right and among Eurosceptics. The opposition is...well, the Opposition, in the form ...
by Tizer
20 Apr 2019, 09:29
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9846
Views: 488693

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

`..it must be the sudden roar of the burners that does the trick.'
They've crept up on us in the past and given us a shock when the burners blasted just above and behind. Like having a mythical dragon hunting you!
by Tizer
20 Apr 2019, 09:25
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 637
Views: 57379

Re: Wildlife Corner

Mrs Tiz relates how she and her parents, when visiting the grandparents in Glasgow, always loved to take a boat down the Clyde, stand in the bow and see how far forward they could lean against the very strong wind coming up the river! :smile:
by Tizer
20 Apr 2019, 09:22
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4624
Views: 349891

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Stanley, consult your optician, they `know your eyes' and would be best placed to advise on what might help you in the way of screens or different specs. I have two pairs of specs, one normal varifocal for general use and the other are fixed focal `reading' specs - but I have the lenses in the latte...
by Tizer
20 Apr 2019, 09:13
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9682
Views: 431412

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

No not tea bush. Perhaps I'd better come clean on this - it's a bit devious really! Mistletoe in Britain is the species Viscum album and, as its `album' name suggests, the berries are white. Mrs Tiz took the photo above while in the mountains of Malaga, Spain, and there you can find the mistletoe sp...
by Tizer
19 Apr 2019, 09:44
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3160
Views: 159210

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

When you reach a certain age remember that if you are laid in the bath or on the floor, the safest way to regain your feet is to roll over and get in a kneeling position. Far more safe to get up then. When I get severe back pain I can't get out of bed in the normal way by sitting up so I lie on my ...
by Tizer
19 Apr 2019, 09:40
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9682
Views: 431412

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

But mistletoe berries are white - aren't they?
by Tizer
19 Apr 2019, 09:39
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6373
Views: 307343

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Not the way I interpret the electoral rule "Treating requires a corrupt intent - it does not apply to ordinary hospitality. Incidental hospitality at a meeting or event is acceptable – tea, coffee, biscuits etc." Perhaps it's down to interpretation of the word `incidental'. If you invited people to...
by Tizer
19 Apr 2019, 09:31
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 637
Views: 57379

Re: Wildlife Corner

Wendyf wrote:
18 Apr 2019, 10:31
Thank you! A donkey too. :smile:
Yes, I was quite pleased with myself that I realised it was a donkey and not a horse!

Stanley, I think all folk like wind less as they get older.
by Tizer
19 Apr 2019, 09:28
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9846
Views: 488693

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Wendy, if it was 4 props, old style, then, yes, it was a `Fat Albert', as the RAF call them, the Hercules. Very agile and and easy at very low level. The pilots loved them but there aren't many about now as new big brothers are coming in.
by Tizer
19 Apr 2019, 09:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1880
Views: 145895

Re: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!

Tripps, that sort of thing gets increasingly devious and obscure. When we placed an order with Wickes recently to have our bathroom converted to a shower room we expected that they would want a deposit in advance. They gave us a choice - pay a deposit or take out a zero interest loan. We said we don...
by Tizer
19 Apr 2019, 09:07
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: GROWING OLD!
Replies: 119
Views: 7300

Re: GROWING OLD!

That reminds me of the Terry Pratchett book I'm reading were one character tells another `I'm not allowed to tell you that the little door in the wall behind the castle tower isn't locked at night' to which the other replies `Thanks for not telling me'.
by Tizer
19 Apr 2019, 09:03
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT
Replies: 1326
Views: 106832

Re: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT

Thanks! :smile:
by Tizer
19 Apr 2019, 08:57
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9682
Views: 431412

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

All wrong! Look at the leaves... :smile:

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