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by plaques
26 Sep 2020, 17:24
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1812
Views: 104611

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

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by plaques
26 Sep 2020, 11:29
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 824
Views: 13415

Re: Seen in the News

From the Sun. Remember automatic guns will pump out a full chamber of bullets in a couple of seconds.

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by plaques
26 Sep 2020, 10:12
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1635
Views: 18652

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Took my phone app for an outing this morning, nothing flash, bank. market hall card shop. book stall and back to car. Everybody compliant with mask wearing. Gives you the moral high ground and like Wendy says people tend to keep their distance when they see you coming. On the other hand they could b...
by plaques
25 Sep 2020, 21:40
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1635
Views: 18652

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Its just occurred to me that Boris Johnson is the first person to ban Christmas since Oliver Cromwell. It may not be a complete ban but he's doing his best to take all the pleasure out of it. :santa2:
by plaques
25 Sep 2020, 08:46
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: Where Have You Just Been?
Replies: 424
Views: 39081

Re: Where Have You Just Been?

In normal times the 'red dot' side would be full of boats moored up with all the usual bits and bobs of human activity. I've always considered this to be something of a private area so as not to intrude I've kept away.
by plaques
24 Sep 2020, 20:32
Forum: DIY
Topic: Miscellaneous DIY Projects (or bits of jobs)
Replies: 21
Views: 347

Re: Miscellaneous DIY Projects (or bits of jobs)

Its surprising how much wood you need for a project like that. Just getting all the spindles the right length is no easy task. A lot more work than meets the eye. A good job all round, Well done Kev.
by plaques
24 Sep 2020, 10:23
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: Where Have You Just Been?
Replies: 424
Views: 39081

Re: Where Have You Just Been?

Never been able to get a picture at that angle. Where you standing in the canal?

Did you manage to decipher the markings round the tunnel entrance?

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by plaques
24 Sep 2020, 08:03
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1635
Views: 18652

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

The new NHS COVID-19 app Covid App has been launched today. Initially I was totally confused about what it would cost the user to have it running while out and about. With bit of luck 1p mobile (EE) should fit into the cheapo category. I will study it a bit more before I get involved. Today the UK’s...
by plaques
24 Sep 2020, 07:39
Forum: Practice Posting
Topic: Testing New Editor
Replies: 6
Views: 96

Re: Testing New Editor

Ian, don't do that again. I've now become addicted and can't switch the buggers off. :drummer:
by plaques
24 Sep 2020, 07:34
Forum: Site Donations
Topic: OGFB Finances September 23rd 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 95

Re: OGFB Finances September 23rd 2020

When you look at the entertainment value together with the therapeutic value of letting off steam, both inside and outside the shed, it works out at about 0.001 penny a minute. Fantastic value that even the most careful Yorkshire man can't grumble about, Well nearly can't grumble. :biggrin2:
by plaques
24 Sep 2020, 07:26
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13029
Views: 482622

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Ian will understand when I say 'Big Iron' in meltdown.

I never realized until I looked it up that there are 31 copies of this sculpture. Knotted Gun.
by plaques
23 Sep 2020, 12:35
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1635
Views: 18652

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Herd Immunity offered the possibility of spending the least amount of money to combat the Corvid pandemic. A bit of classic bottom line accounting thinking. The main problem with this simplistic approach was that an unknown number of people would die, the NHS would be overwhelmed and there would be ...
by plaques
22 Sep 2020, 19:17
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1635
Views: 18652

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Well that was interesting, turn your back for 2 minutes and Boris shuts OG down as part of his U-turn plan. Thanks Ian for putting him straight and getting us back on line where we can read a bit of common sense rather than all this it'll be over by Christmas nonsense. OG gave a lot of coverage why ...
by plaques
19 Sep 2020, 12:18
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 12155
Views: 448578

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Did you get any instructions on where to go and what to do Plaques? Rang up last friday to make the appointment. As long as you're not showing symptoms, allergies and can walk up the first floor steps that's all there is to it. We were met in the car park outside the door, name, time etc etc. hande...
by plaques
19 Sep 2020, 11:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 12155
Views: 448578

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Today was influenza vaccination day for Mrs P and myself. Thursday gone Mrs P bought the latest Marry Berry cookery book so before vaccination it was buying all those ingredients that we never needed before she bought the book. Arrived at the health centre Colne ½ hour too early, "no problem we'll d...
by plaques
19 Sep 2020, 07:54
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 12155
Views: 448578

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

I am really looking forward to visiting my favourite place in the UK. We are staying in Bamburgh in the hotel we stayed in as part of our honeymoon Its a number of years since I went round Bambrugh Castle. A day trip out from New-Biggin so not much time to look round the town, Grace Darling and all...
by plaques
18 Sep 2020, 21:45
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1635
Views: 18652

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Designing a predictive model for the spread of covid-19 is not an easy task. Getting all the variables in place which could affect the accuracy is another layer of mathematical wizardry which very few people can understand least of all our Mat Hancock. Having said that experts can predict outcomes a...
by plaques
18 Sep 2020, 21:04
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2956
Views: 187258

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Excellent Tripps. Nice to sit back and listen to something sensible for a change. :good:
by plaques
18 Sep 2020, 17:53
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2956
Views: 187258

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Sorry Tripps I tried your link but just went round in circles until I gave up. Phenomenology springs to mind. Phenomenology is the study of structures of consciousness as experienced from the first-person point of view. The central structure of an experience is its intentionality, its being directed...
by plaques
17 Sep 2020, 09:10
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1512
Views: 89668

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

Just checked with Lancashire Libraries listing. None currently in stock but plenty of branch library orders. I've placed a reservation.
by plaques
17 Sep 2020, 07:55
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8444
Views: 342798

Re: POLITICS CORNER

On Johnson's latest bill to break international agreements. Can someone explain why its acceptable to pass a bill to break the law now providing the MP's get another chance to vote not to break it later. Meanwhile is the law broken or not? Confused?? :surprised:
by plaques
17 Sep 2020, 07:48
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1635
Views: 18652

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

The old political trick, Trump thinks he is wrong because he didn't see him say it. Prevention Director Robert Redfield said the vaccine wouldn't be ready for general use until possibly mid 2021. Trump side steps the statement by saying we are ready to distribute it immediately which isn't quite the...
by plaques
17 Sep 2020, 07:33
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4737
Views: 287946

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

On the subject of old money how many people remember these. ½ penny. I found this one hiding in an old tumble dryer that I was dismantling. A 1974 ½ penny. went out of circulation about 1978. I always wondered where it had got to. :laugh5:

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by plaques
16 Sep 2020, 07:36
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 376
Views: 50507

Re: Marine Engineers

I'm not surprised they didn't find any survivors the waters round Japan are teeming with sharks. In the old days they used to follow the whaling ships round and anyone who fell in the water was a goner. There's still plenty of shark food thrown overboard from passing ships for it to make it worthwhi...
by plaques
16 Sep 2020, 07:14
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 12155
Views: 448578

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

I can fully understand how he feels , even as a couple the boredom stakes are high. We would go and see him but we are not allowed. The Greater Manchester restrictions are here for the duration as there is no way the numbers are going to go down which means we are not allowed to see anyone inside a...

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