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by Tizer
22 Jul 2018, 09:29
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7554
Views: 339675

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

One of my young relatives starts out on a school trip tomorrow to Ardeche where she'll take part in all sorts of outdoor activities in beautiful surroundings. She's very sporty and won't be put off by hard physical activity - she'll rise to the challenge. She's only 14 but she's already telling mum ...
by Tizer
22 Jul 2018, 09:10
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8495
Views: 368999

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I reckon it was a lot too risqué - and risky too! More like something from a Benny Hill programme, haha! :laugh5:
by Tizer
22 Jul 2018, 08:55
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5327
Views: 263802

Re: POLITICS CORNER

The Sunday Times front page article today begins as follows (I can't access the rest): `Theresa May is facing an unprecedented political crisis, according to a new poll that reveals voters are implacably opposed to her Brexit plan and are prepared to turn to Ukip or parties of the far right. In a su...
by Tizer
22 Jul 2018, 08:45
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2684
Views: 150995

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

We're used to hearing about the terrible results of the over-prescribing of opioid drugs in the US but now the information about our own problem in the UK is emerging. In particular the sentence: `In England, GPs prescribed 23.8 million opioid-based painkillers in 2017 - a rise of 10 million prescri...
by Tizer
22 Jul 2018, 08:36
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8838
Views: 419651

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

This is worth a look - big (very big!) mechanical stuff and some good animated graphics...
`The mega-machines helping China link the world' LINK
by Tizer
21 Jul 2018, 08:52
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8495
Views: 368999

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Stone Road got the general idea and Stanley refined it. It's a `gun worm' which was used to pull out the bullet or ball after a gun misfired. It's said to have triggered the idea of a corkscrew. Here are photos of some other types: LINK
by Tizer
21 Jul 2018, 08:47
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8838
Views: 419651

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

This Pendle Today web article says: `Mr McDonnell spoke to the Burnley Express to reveal his strong links to Burnley and Pendle. The politician studied A Levels at the former Burnley Tech and later worked for Silent Night in Barnoldswick and Mullard's in Padiham.' LINK The last line of the article s...
by Tizer
20 Jul 2018, 15:59
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5327
Views: 263802

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Trump today threatens to bash China with taxes on the full $500 billion of imports into the US. He also claims the EU and China are rigging the world financial markets against the US. Perhaps Trump himself will bring about the end of his Presidency by causing the US to collapse!
by Tizer
20 Jul 2018, 15:54
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8495
Views: 368999

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

No, Cath, it's not for frothing milk. Gloria's getting warm but still a way to go! :smile:
by Tizer
20 Jul 2018, 10:33
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5327
Views: 263802

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I note that `chaotic Brexit' has begun to replace `hard Brexit as the most feared consequence of the EU referendum. I first noticed it when the Dutch politician (see above) told JH on `Today' that "We don't worry about a hard Brexit. It's a chaotic Brexit that will cause the big trouble". Since then...
by Tizer
20 Jul 2018, 10:27
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8495
Views: 368999

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

What's this?....

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by Tizer
20 Jul 2018, 08:40
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8838
Views: 419651

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Yesterday at about 5pm we were sitting in the garden with a cup of tea when we suddenly thought a swarm of insects was passing above us. As our eyes re-focused we realised it wasn't insects close by but seagulls up in the sky. There must have been a hundred or more all flying about aimlessly above u...
by Tizer
19 Jul 2018, 09:19
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 923
Views: 76639

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Trump, after his mix up over Putin, Russia and election meddling: "The sentence should have been: 'I don't see any reason why I wouldn't' or 'why it wouldn't be Russia'. Sort of a double negative." I wonder what he'd be like if, in a crisis, he was asked by his generals "Should we bomb the Russian m...
by Tizer
19 Jul 2018, 09:05
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5327
Views: 263802

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I listened to the Dutch official too and noted his comment that the Netherlands is second only to Germany in trade with the UK and has had to recruit an extra 1000 customs officials because of the potential (and getting more likely) problems caused by Brexit. ----------------------------------------...
by Tizer
18 Jul 2018, 15:52
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8838
Views: 419651

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Whoops!!
`Boater accidentally drains Avon and Somerset Canal' LINK
by Tizer
18 Jul 2018, 15:50
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2578
Views: 130710

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Nice one Tripps! And your surname was promoted by a bloke running around the World Cup football pitch too. Perhaps you should start a motor coach company called Coach Tripps. :smile: There's a lady lives near us who is probably in her late 80s and can't walk far. She's bent over and uses two sticks....
by Tizer
18 Jul 2018, 15:39
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Borehole at Lower Burnt Hilĺ.
Replies: 74
Views: 693

Re: Borehole at Lower Burnt Hilĺ.

Maz, up in those parts it's what they have as a patio water feature! :smile:
by Tizer
18 Jul 2018, 10:47
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Borehole at Lower Burnt Hilĺ.
Replies: 74
Views: 693

Re: Borehole at Lower Burnt Hilĺ.

Yes, thanks Wendy for all the work putting the photos on OG. And it's great when you've got good workmen to do a job like your borehole and when they're confident enough of the quality of their work that they don't mind pics being taken.
by Tizer
18 Jul 2018, 10:31
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5327
Views: 263802

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I wonder what Boris Johnson will say in his resignation speech? :smile:

More `fake news' from Trump. Pretending that he made slip of the tongue when he implied that he trusted the Russians more than his own intelligence services.
by Tizer
18 Jul 2018, 10:11
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 923
Views: 76639

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Anna Soubry on T. May: `The problem is, I don't think that she's in charge any more. I've no doubt that Jacob Rees Mogg is running our country.'
by Tizer
18 Jul 2018, 09:30
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2578
Views: 130710

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Sorry but no, I don't believe `the freedom you get when you ditch the car'. The car gives me freedom to go where I like, when I like, for as long as I like. :smile:
by Tizer
18 Jul 2018, 09:26
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Replies: 226
Views: 4007

Re: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

I went from a pedal car (crashed it from the raised lawn into the flower bed) to a tricycle (tried to ride it up steps and learnt about centre of gravity when it fell over backwards) to one of those bicycles with smaller diameter wheels (and handlebars like those on a delivery boy's bike) and finall...
by Tizer
18 Jul 2018, 09:11
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT
Replies: 1124
Views: 92486

Re: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT

See THIS The question does arise though, what is the value of 'research' like this? As I understand it they have conducted a data exercise trawling all the available references. Unless some weeding out was done this will include some very dodgy results. It's a Cochrane review which is highly regard...
by Tizer
17 Jul 2018, 08:31
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8495
Views: 368999

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Found in Michael Gove's desk with `Boris' written on it?
by Tizer
17 Jul 2018, 08:28
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2578
Views: 130710

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Plaques, in that situation I'd recommend Stanley's route of going to a broker. They're better when you aren't after a bog standard policy. Another such situation is landlord's insurance - the broker's know which companies specialise in that. Stanley uses Swinton as the broker for his home insurance....

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