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by Whyperion
07 Jan 2020, 16:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2166
Views: 152937

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

Did you know that banks charge a bloody fortune for converting a US $ cheque to Sterling? Yes, Most though are endorsable, living in London we have better currency exchanges and I use one that has branches in victoria and the strand, I think they just pay them into a Dollar account they own in the ...
by Whyperion
29 Dec 2019, 05:48
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 254
Views: 4007

Re: Seen in the News

Big Ben's bongs as well as being back for New Year's Eve (the Clock tower is still undergoing repairs) , are being sounded on Jan 31st as UK leaves EU. Anyone would think we had one a war (if we have will we loose the peace, again?)
by Whyperion
29 Dec 2019, 05:46
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7729
Views: 331022

Re: POLITICS CORNER

..that's one of the reasons why being in the EU was a good thing.. Lady Hale, on the Today programme this morning, mentioned the importance of our Human Rights Act. That's another benefit we got from close alliance with the EU. The Human Rights Act 1998 is an Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom...
by Whyperion
29 Dec 2019, 05:40
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1579
Views: 111531

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

Archaeologists have found stray steel fragments on blacksmith's hearths long before steel was discovered in this country. There's a theory that some of them found out what was causing it and made steel long before it was officially 'invented'. Possibly , see some re-creational archaeology, Time Tea...
by Whyperion
29 Dec 2019, 05:24
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3576
Views: 182488

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Reverting to Sales, it was often United Drapers (later to become Debenhams) and its local competors who started this. Various items would indeed go on sale, in apparel it could be items of last seasons ranges , often in sizes that had been less popular, describing items as 'seconds' was another thin...
by Whyperion
29 Dec 2019, 05:01
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1347
Views: 96073

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Take a break and go to Mustique for Christmas, its only 4315 miles (8630 total) International travellers can fly to Barbados and then take a connecting flight to Mustique. There are regular scheduled flights between St. Vincent and Mustique. Private charters are also offered. Mustique's airport is ...
by Whyperion
29 Dec 2019, 04:55
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2166
Views: 152937

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

Once they have ripped out all the knowhow and transferred a few key posts - and loaded the company up with enormous debt. . . . I'm guessing this is the company that was called 'Flight Refuelling 'when I lived in Dorset. I knew someone who worked there. The timing of the announcement just after Par...
by Whyperion
29 Dec 2019, 04:50
Forum: Documents and Artefacts
Topic: New resource
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: New resource

One person who shares my family name was reported in a Dublin Newspaper as dying from a fall. But I cannot find out if she was pushed , a domestic trip or something else, she was the wife of the manager of Hengler's Cirque in Dublin, he having moved with her from Scotland to manage the Circus/Entert...
by Whyperion
17 Dec 2019, 15:11
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7729
Views: 331022

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Boris and Partners have about 12 and a half months to get the first and second chunks of brexit done. Its either ambitious or foolhardy. For riots on the streets I suppose he could un-mothball the water-cannon May stopped him using before. But I don't see 'The Young' as being particulary hard done b...
by Whyperion
17 Dec 2019, 14:58
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Boundary Commission Proposals 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 129

Re: Boundary Commission Proposals 2019

Consultations indicated that the comission would try to respect communities that had historic or meaningful links, that has not really happend, and not only in Pendle.
by Whyperion
17 Dec 2019, 14:55
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013
Replies: 658
Views: 35535

Re: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013

I dont normally do santa hats, (they are quite warm though), but decided this year to give them a go and be a bit more happy to folk , the daylight hours are too short, and by the time I get half the work done I am back to avoiding showers and using the electric in an attempt to see.
by Whyperion
16 Dec 2019, 11:59
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 494
Views: 18326

Re: Shed Matters 3

Bottom checking trick. Use either a depth collar on the tap as you would on a drill. Put a smaller drill (either end up) in the hole , big enough so it wont wobble, put a bit of masking tape flush with top of the workpiece. this gives the actual depth, match up this depth with the tap and tape off o...
by Whyperion
16 Dec 2019, 11:53
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7729
Views: 331022

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Has the demise of the desire to buy paid for local newspapers contributed to a lack of local understanding of issues and persons in politics? Without the advertising funding and well-written journalism at the local level to the extent of the past, flimsy sheets with news of everywhere but homeland d...
by Whyperion
15 Dec 2019, 23:52
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11021
Views: 517346

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Stanley wrote:
15 Dec 2019, 03:17
The fact that our walk yesterday at 15:00 was so gloomy. We need sun badly but our two extremes are chalk and cheese Cathy.
Only a week/14 days to endure. Problem is winter sun is still normally a cold day, unless you can find a sheltered glass house.
by Whyperion
15 Dec 2019, 23:49
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4431
Views: 202249

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

From your shopping correspondent - Just been to Tesco . Wanted a packet of own brand generic Ibuprofen. Last time I bought them they cost about 30p for a pack of 16 x 200 mg caplets. Last week I tried to buy some, and their space on the shelf was empty - sold out. Today was much the same except for...
by Whyperion
15 Dec 2019, 23:42
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2637
Views: 179181

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

I see Greta discovered she has to be careful with her choice of words when translating from Swedish to English. She's been criticised for saying the recalcitrant politicians should be put up against the wall. It's a literal translation of a Swedish phrase used to mean `hold to account'. I think I a...
by Whyperion
15 Dec 2019, 23:28
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Family Matters
Replies: 1671
Views: 117444

Re: Family Matters

Marilyn wrote:
15 Dec 2019, 05:31
My husband would have strapped me in the back of a utility and driven me over every speed bump he could find by now!
the addition of a curry and a brass band helps as well (its all about the bass)
by Whyperion
15 Dec 2019, 23:26
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2166
Views: 152937

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

Not sure what's going on with the Pro Direct Soccer transaction, the account shows a 'dispute' has been raised and a refund is in progress. I only wanted to remove the 'continuous' status of it, I presume they know what they're doing :-) they probably dont. many on-line systems rely on third party ...
by Whyperion
15 Dec 2019, 23:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7729
Views: 331022

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I doubt the fly-posters had a main effect, but would have re-inforced any doubts some persons. Are there local or otherwise laws against fly-posting (political or not ?) ? Labour Voters - generally they are known to the local groups over many years, many too have been members or activists in the pas...
by Whyperion
15 Dec 2019, 20:38
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7729
Views: 331022

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Failing ISAs might have something to do with megre returns, and nil tax on first £5k of savings income ( this may seem genereous but a maturing endowment policy with the wrong kind of wording or advice can easily pop a tax charge in the year of reciept ). Given though previous treasury changes I had...
by Whyperion
14 Dec 2019, 13:50
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4431
Views: 202249

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Noting Plaques Langroyd Hall (ex Hotel) notes I did a bit of a look around the net Colne LDs noted that some work was going on pre any idea of Planning Permission http://liberaldemocratspendle.co.uk/2019/04/23/what-future-for-the-langroyd-hall-in-colne/ Historic Englands notes https://historicenglan...
by Whyperion
13 Dec 2019, 22:05
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7729
Views: 331022

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Sorry. I forgot, the areas of 'red wall' essentially had been deprived of funding by tories for some years , and they have managed the greatest Con trick of this century so far, with the pressure on benfits to those not in work (and sometime having no chance of getting work - and/or decent housing),...
by Whyperion
13 Dec 2019, 21:54
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7729
Views: 331022

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Tizer, there seems to be a growing gap between Labour Supporters and Labour voters. But will Tory Central Govt continue to deny the remaining Labour areas new or sufficient funding for their essential (and good discretionery) services, while the new acquisitions will see a strange number of new or b...
by Whyperion
13 Dec 2019, 21:43
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7729
Views: 331022

Re: POLITICS CORNER

So (and if it is from opinion polls rather than any kind of analysis of the actual vote), if Lord Ashcroft's polling analysis quoted on the Guardian Website. there are some strange actual percentages of the election. 55% of all votes were not for the Conservatives. 36% of women voted labour (though ...
by Whyperion
13 Dec 2019, 15:51
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7729
Views: 331022

Re: POLITICS CORNER

An afterthought. Amid the celebrations can I remind the the Tory Party that most governments and almost all political careers end in failure. I seemed to note that most of the elected Tories (new in and old) , had an arrogance about them that I do not think will do well , will the 'social' elements...

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