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by Tizer
21 Nov 2018, 10:37
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3246
Views: 169727

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

We get the other side of the hospital parking problem now that we live near one. Some of those living here are having to put up signs saying `Please don't block our drive'. Yes, some drivers do actually block people in or out of their drives! Nowt so queer as folk. :smile:
by Tizer
21 Nov 2018, 10:31
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5703
Views: 285400

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I've just been chatting to a neighbour. She said "If only someone could wave a magic wand and turn things back to how they were". Her family have bought a house in south-west Ireland and they are aiming to all get Irish passports eventually.
by Tizer
21 Nov 2018, 09:29
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2818
Views: 144742

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Since we moved to our present house we find more dust settles on surfaces than did in the old house. We haven't got an obvious explanation. Perhaps it's because this house is in town and the other was out in the countryside?
by Tizer
21 Nov 2018, 09:23
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9261
Views: 454695

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

The bit that grabbed my attention in this report was that it was so easy for the thief to divert the victim's landline phone calls to his own phone...
`RBS customer lost thousands of pounds in scam' LINK
by Tizer
20 Nov 2018, 11:03
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013
Replies: 330
Views: 26409

Re: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013

A report out this morning warns that 9 out of 10 Black Friday deals are actually on sale cheaper at other times of the year..... (Like the January sales?) Could be a timely warning! They were quoting a `Which' study but also said that `Trusted Reviews' say the opposite - they're cheapest at Black F...
by Tizer
20 Nov 2018, 11:00
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3246
Views: 169727

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

There was something in the news recently about a girl who falls asleep frequently and suddenly during daytime. The DVLA still allows her to drive a car. The story said she knew when sleep was about to happen but it still sounds dangerous to me - what if she's on the motorway?
by Tizer
20 Nov 2018, 10:57
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 385
Views: 37591

Re: Mobile Phones

Mrs Tiz had a strange mobile phone experience yesterday. We were out at the shops when her phone rang which is itself is unusual because we don't use the mobile phone much. She swiped the phone to take the call but did it the wrong way and it terminated. When she looked it showed a London number tha...
by Tizer
20 Nov 2018, 10:51
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1314
Views: 100055

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

`Iceland Possibly To Blame For “Worst Year To Be Alive” In World History' LINK I like finding out about these massive climate and geological events because they provide the backdrop to historic events experienced by humans and wildlife. It's `Events, dear boy, events' on a global scale. This eruptio...
by Tizer
20 Nov 2018, 10:28
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3494
Views: 238070

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

This was a forgotten corner in Bridgwater but it's been much improved. The building was in a bad way when we first came to live in this area so it's good to see the restoration finished...
`Bridgwater's miniature castle restored after £600k revamp' LINK
by Tizer
20 Nov 2018, 10:24
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9261
Views: 454695

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

We know what's important news here in Somerset!
`Trapped hamster freed from pipe on tiny ladder in Bridgwater' LINK
by Tizer
19 Nov 2018, 17:07
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5703
Views: 285400

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Great stuff, Richard, keep it up! Reading comments about the quality of our politicians reminds me of Blair and his attraction to that lady Carol Caplin; and Gove telling teachers to use the grammar book from that weird pedant (can't remember his name).
by Tizer
19 Nov 2018, 16:57
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 385
Views: 37591

Re: Mobile Phones

Perhaps this is what you should have Panbiker: Fairphone
by Tizer
19 Nov 2018, 16:52
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8976
Views: 401213

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Oh dear, the Daily Mail has gone and let the cat wombat out of the bag! I thought the answer might come from one of our Aussie members but China and the DM got there first. Here's the press release. Enjoy... `Scientists Explain How Wombats Drop Cubed Poop' Wombats, the chubby and beloved, short-legg...
by Tizer
19 Nov 2018, 10:22
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3246
Views: 169727

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

I'll have to let Plaques answer that question!
by Tizer
19 Nov 2018, 10:11
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8976
Views: 401213

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

OK, what this?

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by Tizer
19 Nov 2018, 10:03
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1314
Views: 100055

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

This is one for the cyclists... `Swarmlike Collective Behavior in Bicycling' Press release from the American Institute of Physics (AIP). Under embargo until 18/11/2018 23:00 GMT. Whether it’s the acrobatics of a flock of starlings or the synchronized swimming of a school of fish, nature is full of e...
by Tizer
19 Nov 2018, 09:52
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 969
Views: 81882

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

"I am not a vegetarian because I love animals; I am a vegetarian because I hate plants."
Alan Whitney Brown, American writer and comedian
by Tizer
19 Nov 2018, 09:49
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3246
Views: 169727

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Tiz, the form I filled in was about 30 pages also and I noted that it had been revised in 2014. It was very clear and easy to fill in. That fits - my photo is dated April 2013 so they must have improved the forms dramatically since then. Wendy wrote: `.. it's a benefit which goes towards paying for...
by Tizer
19 Nov 2018, 09:40
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5703
Views: 285400

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Where is Master Johnson? I'll tell you where Boris is (or was) and you can make what you will of it. One evening last week he dined with his father and Nigel Farage in a fancy London restaurant. The proof is in a photo published in the Daily Mirror. What are they scheming? Farage is a factor that h...
by Tizer
19 Nov 2018, 09:26
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9261
Views: 454695

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Trump has been making fake news again but at least it's allowed the Finns to have some fun on social media at his expense...
`California wildfires: Finland bemused by Trump raking comment' LINK
by Tizer
18 Nov 2018, 10:48
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2744
Views: 154872

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

I'm not sure how Stanley's post relates to the previous ones...?

Mrs Tiz's father made one of those electric bed warmers for the elderly lady to whose Norfolk house he was evacuated from London in the Blitz.
by Tizer
18 Nov 2018, 10:29
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013
Replies: 330
Views: 26409

Re: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013

Stanley wrote:
15 Nov 2018, 06:48
Every trick will be used to extract money from your purse or pocket...
That's what contactless credit cards were invented for. Perhaps we need kryptonite wallets and purses?

Look what we missed out on when we were kids...
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by Tizer
18 Nov 2018, 10:22
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5703
Views: 285400

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Yes, thanks for that Tripps. All very interesting but Bruff could have summarised it for them in a few pithy and humorous paragraphs. :extrawink: On a different topic, slightly off track for here...I listened to a radio programme about inheritance and it got me thinking. People make wills to be sure...
by Tizer
18 Nov 2018, 10:01
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3246
Views: 169727

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

I've found the photo and have to admit that I exaggerated the number of pages - it was 30 not 40!

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by Tizer
18 Nov 2018, 09:51
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9261
Views: 454695

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

`Harwich WW1 U-boat surrender marked with willow model' LINK

`Dalby Forest sleeping mouse leaves visitors shut out' LINK

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