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by plaques
22 Apr 2019, 07:38
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8677
Views: 397915

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Hope you wear your crash helmet, these things roll over on anything but the flattest land. I've never seen one with an anti-roll bar but I believe they sell them.
by plaques
22 Apr 2019, 07:30
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2392
Views: 170658

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Becoming a generic term for everything we buy, imports etc: especially electronics and gadgets we don't really need.
by plaques
22 Apr 2019, 07:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6373
Views: 307345

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I repeat my query.... Does anyone know if the EU vote is going to take place? Of course it will. All indications are that the Tories are preparing to storm the elections by NOT making any preparations to take part. This tactics has worked wonders for the EU negotiations. To paraphrase Mrs May: No p...
by plaques
21 Apr 2019, 07:56
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8677
Views: 397915

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

I preferred the tour of Bamburgh Castle over Alnwick mainly because it was unfurnished and you got the feel of the old building in all the stonework. Stop off at Warkworth that is if you have enough time and can find somewhere to park. A nice little village with Warkworth Castle ruins worth a visit....
by plaques
21 Apr 2019, 07:40
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6373
Views: 307345

Re: POLITICS CORNER

There is a deathly hush in Brexminster..... If what is happening in Westminster was a game of chess with the Tories playing the white pieces it looks like they are a position where they are about to lose their queen and the rest of the major pieces spread out across the board to be totally ineffect...
by plaques
20 Apr 2019, 12:21
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3866
Views: 188493

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

This article reminded me of Kev's knee problem Knee bones I don't suppose its anything to do with Kev's problem but interesting all the same. REf: “The average human, today, is better nourished, meaning we are taller and heavier. This came with longer shinbones and larger calf muscles – changes whic...
by plaques
20 Apr 2019, 12:01
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9682
Views: 431413

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Interesting YouTube clip showing how mistletoe is spread by birds. Mistletoe. Why I remembered this little gem of knowledge I don't know.
by plaques
20 Apr 2019, 11:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6373
Views: 307345

Re: POLITICS CORNER

A storm in a teacup. Perhaps its sole purpose is to divert energies away from from the normal canvasing. Diluting the manpower available and creating a new pressure point is a political ploy as old as the hills. Its always a good move if you can get people talking about anything other than the real ...
by plaques
20 Apr 2019, 07:36
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3751
Views: 255777

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Looking back at my old school days. It was impossible to assess someones physical capabilities just by their appearance. The smallest, thinnest lad could win the cross country races without breaking into a sweat. One 'lardy' lad could shotput yards farther than anyone else. A quite ordinary lad coul...
by plaques
19 Apr 2019, 09:00
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3751
Views: 255777

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

One thing I see time and time again is teenage lads who look as though a day's hard work would kill them, spindly arms and legs and poor upper body development I think you are being a bit too hard on them. If you look round there are more joggers, mountainbike riders. fitness gyms, football and run...
by plaques
18 Apr 2019, 08:01
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6373
Views: 307345

Re: POLITICS CORNER

This is a bit of an oldie. The M 65 could be extended through Colne into Yorkshire. M 65 I doubt very much this will happen but there are encouraging noises fro some of the political classes. Ref: Former Blackburn MP Jack Straw said: “It is not right that the M65 currently ends in car park in Colne....
by plaques
17 Apr 2019, 08:00
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3037
Views: 168005

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Raising ones hat as a sign of respect or courtesy used to be a common sight. It was almost considered as compulsory if a funeral cortège was passing. Today's men's fashion of no hats or beanie hats etc: have more or less cosigned this token of respect to the dustbin of history.
by plaques
17 Apr 2019, 07:41
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6373
Views: 307345

Re: POLITICS CORNER

The latest local election political flyer is emphasizing that these are loca l elections an not national politics. ie: ignore what is happening at a national level and concentrate on your local candidate. While this is true for prioitizing local spending and identifying community needs the real agen...
by plaques
16 Apr 2019, 21:41
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1057
Views: 89017

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Thanks Kev. A bit esoteric but I understand now. I don't watch TV or read any reviews so things like that are way above my head.
by plaques
16 Apr 2019, 14:00
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1057
Views: 89017

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

The caption on the picture says 'Spoiler Alert' but I still don't understand why it should raise a smile for Kev. Perhaps its to simulate a 'Batmobile' with flip up spoilers, whatever they are!
by plaques
16 Apr 2019, 07:12
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1057
Views: 89017

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Kev, Looked at this last night and couldn't see the point of it. Slept overnight thinking about it but its still in the mystery object category. Other than looking like the on/off switch for the desktop computer, ie: a computerized car, I'm at a loss.
by plaques
15 Apr 2019, 07:42
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: GROWING OLD!
Replies: 119
Views: 7300

Re: GROWING OLD!

Stanley wrote:
15 Apr 2019, 03:19
They treat me like someone 30 years younger
What could be better for your ego and waking up surrounded by young lady nurses. You'll have us wrinklies queuing up to get in.
by plaques
15 Apr 2019, 07:36
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4625
Views: 349895

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Both Ian and Kev could be right on this one. It was late last night when just by coincidence we plugged the laptop in while this channel was running. Up til then the picture break down had been a mystery. All the others working satisfactory. I'll try different mains sockets and try shielding some ca...
by plaques
14 Apr 2019, 21:31
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6373
Views: 307345

Re: POLITICS CORNER

From BBC secret recording Ref: 'She secretly recorded a conversation between the pair in February, as Mr Corbyn talked over a plan to recruit former cabinet minister Lord Falconer to review the party's complaints process. She apparently did this as an insurance policy Ref: "The reason, actually, tha...
by plaques
14 Apr 2019, 21:09
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4625
Views: 349895

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Has anybody come across anything like this before. Our TV runs via powerline connectors to the TV box and then on to the TV itself. One of the subscription channels 'Universal 320' plays quite happily until you plug in the laptop power supply into the same mains line that feeds the powerline. This i...
by plaques
14 Apr 2019, 08:07
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9847
Views: 488702

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Continued excitement in watching the gas men trying to locate leaks from the gas main across the road. They arrived 8 days this saturday gone drilling 'sniffer' holes to pinpoint the leak. Much shaking of heads, there were readings along a 40 yard stretch. Sunday saw them start digging at the strong...
by plaques
13 Apr 2019, 07:11
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9682
Views: 431413

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Jack's man whistle. One blow and Stanley comes running.
by plaques
12 Apr 2019, 18:54
Forum: User Profile
Topic: Avatars
Replies: 23
Views: 6533

Re: Avatars

Grim it was. Image of Hogwarts built 1873.
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Image

. Plenty of carved heads on the window corbels. The odd gargoyle in the rainwater collectors and other faces peering at you from recesses. All very homely.
by plaques
12 Apr 2019, 18:32
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2392
Views: 170658

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

In the defence of Boris Johnson. Comically polemical.
by plaques
12 Apr 2019, 10:08
Forum: Volunteering Opportunities
Topic: Blood Donors
Replies: 160
Views: 23305

Re: Blood Donors

I think it would have been better if they had taken samples from me yesterday and shoved them through their testing regime, I think there is more to this blood business than just sending red stuff round your body. Every year new research finds new tell tale compounds that indicate some condition or...

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