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by Big Kev
01 Dec 2020, 11:26
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4730
Views: 203913

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

But, 7 days work for 2 days pay? Why would you do that?
by Big Kev
01 Dec 2020, 10:27
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4730
Views: 203913

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Marilyn wrote: 01 Dec 2020, 09:42My husband is 71, works seven days a week, for two days a week pay...
Why?
by Big Kev
30 Nov 2020, 18:34
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 7171
Views: 344642

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

He got my juices going as well David.... Don't forget he comes from foreign parts, a glug of cab sav indeed! You can't go wrong with a glug of cab sav in your gravy, the leg was washed down with the rest of the bottle. :beer: The remains of the leg were curried with some lamb mince and peas for tod...
by Big Kev
30 Nov 2020, 14:54
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3912
Views: 200214

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

plaques wrote: 30 Nov 2020, 09:28 Even myself the most dour of the Humbug Humbug brigade would be prepared to tolerate it for once. :laugh5:
I'm still 'bah humbug' :biggrin2:

I have a contingency in place for Christmas Day, if the Barlic Raj are closed to diners they're offering it as a takeaway.
by Big Kev
30 Nov 2020, 14:51
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2491
Views: 165824

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

The obvious targets are the young, the very poor and desperate and people who don't clearly understand how money works. They are the ones who will suffer. As part of the Business Studies lessons, youngest offspring teaches, there is a 'personal finance' module. He said some of them don't have a clu...
by Big Kev
30 Nov 2020, 10:52
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 12678
Views: 484928

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Replacing the 40+ year old radiator, in the dining room, with two efficient ones. One at either end of the room. Screwfix had an offer on and I got two 1200mm x 600mm double rads, with TRVs and lockshields, for £52.99 each. Bargain! This also marks the start of moving stuff around for the fitting of...
by Big Kev
30 Nov 2020, 08:05
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1993
Views: 35102

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

15 minutes in a shop is dangerous! I've always thought that, pandemic or otherwise. I just don't like shopping... Encouraging news about Covid-19 infection rates, a study has found a 30% drop since the start of the second lockdown https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-55124286 with the north west showi...
by Big Kev
29 Nov 2020, 18:29
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 7171
Views: 344642

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Tripps wrote: 29 Nov 2020, 18:07
Big Kev wrote: 29 Nov 2020, 17:42 The juices (mostly garlic butter) and the sticky bits were loosened up with a good glug of cab sav, thickened with a small amount of cornflour and went very nicely with a couple of slices.
Well thanks for that - the power of words - it's almost as if I was there. :smile:
:biggrin2:
by Big Kev
29 Nov 2020, 17:44
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1993
Views: 35102

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

One Professor Lucy Yardley, a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies, has said that - it's best not to spend more than 15 minutes in a shop or their is a risk of Covid infection. Covid advice I'd agree with that. As usual the books in the background are interesting. She has Derrond...
by Big Kev
29 Nov 2020, 17:42
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 7171
Views: 344642

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

The lamb has been stabbed quite a few times and the holes have been filled with a mix of chopped rosemary, minced garlic and salted butter. It's currently in the oven on a trivet of carrots and loosely covered with tin foil, I'll give it about an hour and a bit then take the foil off. It's smelling...
by Big Kev
29 Nov 2020, 17:37
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 7171
Views: 344642

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Tripps wrote: 29 Nov 2020, 16:50 Sounds good - Last time I looked it needed a small mortgage to buy a leg of lamb, and they had thief proof tags on. You can probably see the jealousy from where you are. . . Enjoy ! :laugh5:
I got a good deal from a farmer I met in a pub :good:
by Big Kev
29 Nov 2020, 15:53
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 7171
Views: 344642

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

The lamb has been stabbed quite a few times and the holes have been filled with a mix of chopped rosemary, minced garlic and salted butter. It's currently in the oven on a trivet of carrots and loosely covered with tin foil, I'll give it about an hour and a bit then take the foil off. It's smelling ...
by Big Kev
29 Nov 2020, 10:56
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 7171
Views: 344642

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

I have a leg of lamb, some rosemary and a bulb of garlic. I feel a long slow roast coming on. There's some savoy cabbage and peas, from a previous meal, in the freezer and I may have a small portion of mashed swede and carrots with it (carbs I know but a small portion). The remainder of the leg will...
by Big Kev
28 Nov 2020, 21:07
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 2216
Views: 124071

Re: GOOD TV

Eric Clapton's 2019 Crossroads Guitar Festival on Sky Arts. Good stuff.

Just in case anyone wants to watch it it's on again at 02:15 Saturday 5th December. It's certainly worth recording.
by Big Kev
27 Nov 2020, 20:56
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12438
Views: 577240

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

She said thank you Wendy.
by Big Kev
27 Nov 2020, 18:56
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12438
Views: 577240

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

'Er indoors retired today. She'll have to learn to cook again now :biggrin2:
by Big Kev
26 Nov 2020, 18:03
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12438
Views: 577240

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Stanley wrote: 26 Nov 2020, 08:24 What has just attracted my attention is the fact that the lighting contractors are at work in the Pioneer Car Park. They have got the first two lights down and have marked the space for them to get to the next two.
'tis done
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Photo credit David Whipp
by Big Kev
26 Nov 2020, 16:35
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1993
Views: 35102

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

I reckon the increase, in the tier restrictions, is to try and empty some hospital beds for February. Once everyone has ignored any advice over the Christmas period they might need some...
by Big Kev
26 Nov 2020, 11:51
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1993
Views: 35102

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

The tiers have been announced for next week. All of Lancashire will be in tier 3

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/full-list-o ... rs-by-area
by Big Kev
26 Nov 2020, 11:15
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12438
Views: 577240

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

"I am a simple bloke and expect that as an existing and regular customer with a firm that I would be treated fairly but of course that is a part of cloud cuckoo land it would seem." That was what I thought Ian but Amazon tried to get me to spend 50% more on the gloves I was after when they were sel...
by Big Kev
25 Nov 2020, 16:45
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: OBITUARIES
Replies: 1313
Views: 120030

Re: OBITUARIES

Diego Maradona aged 60. I'm not a follower of football but I was aware of him from 1986
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/54 ... oPwzlZOub8
by Big Kev
24 Nov 2020, 12:03
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12438
Views: 577240

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Stanley wrote: 24 Nov 2020, 11:57 Just seen your post Kev. I can't see why non powdered gloves are seen as better for mechanical and oily. It's only talc on the inside!
I read somewhere that non powder was stronger, no idea why

Is it not cornstarch?
by Big Kev
24 Nov 2020, 11:48
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12438
Views: 577240

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Ian, what troubles me about the gloves is that I think it's an example of Amazon sharp practice and I was warning against it. The only difference between the two types is that one has powder and the other doesn't so there is no reason they should cost £4 more. Secondly, I arrived at the expensive g...
by Big Kev
24 Nov 2020, 11:46
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12438
Views: 577240

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Ian, what troubles me about the gloves is that I think it's an example of Amazon sharp practice and I was warning against it. The only difference between the two types is that one has powder and the other doesn't so there is no reason they should cost £4 more. Secondly, I arrived at the expensive g...

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