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by plaques
17 Sep 2019, 08:01
Forum: DIY
Topic: Kitchen Refurb
Replies: 720
Views: 41404

Re: Kitchen Refurb

On our walk round Towneley park we bumped into to chap with two Newfoundland dogs. They were enormous. Mrs P adored them and stopped him for a quick chat, Quarter of an hour later after stroking, petting and nearly going for a ride on one we parted company. They would have just about got through the...
by plaques
16 Sep 2019, 12:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7073
Views: 316934

Re: POLITICS CORNER

A comment by the Liberal Party, " Labour is no longer a Liberal Party" apart from the obvious mangled logic, it set me thinking, always dangerous in today's confused politics, What do our political party's stand for and what positions are they pushing. 1 Brexit party (leave Europe and cancel inherit...
by plaques
16 Sep 2019, 11:43
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: Where Have You Just Been?
Replies: 297
Views: 33946

Re: Where Have You Just Been?

Sunday, Took a walk round Towneley Hall grounds but didn't have enough time to go inside. This may be relevant :: “A £5 annual pass allows 12 months’ access to Towneley Hall, which is recognised as one of the north west’s leading tourist attractions, and all its wonderful history.” Burnley Corporati...
by plaques
16 Sep 2019, 07:15
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: Where Have You Just Been?
Replies: 297
Views: 33946

Re: Where Have You Just Been?

It must have been over 20 years since I was last there. The number of rooms now open is probably X4 to what it was then. Rachel Kay-Suttleworth was big into lace and embroidery, three rooms full of her stuff. (Sue). To give it justice it would take about 4 hours to really get round but there again I...
by plaques
15 Sep 2019, 07:45
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: Where Have You Just Been?
Replies: 297
Views: 33946

Re: Where Have You Just Been?

Excellent day at Gawthorpe Hall Padiham. Part of the Heritage weekend so access was free but even with an entry free it would have been worth it. Plenty to look at and read up on. Being much of a 'bricks and motor' person there was a lot of interest in this 1601 building although much of it had been...
by plaques
14 Sep 2019, 07:16
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2545
Views: 173740

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Argy Bargy. like what's going on in Parliament. Do we only hear it in the North?
by plaques
14 Sep 2019, 07:09
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1509
Views: 108528

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

Stanley wrote:
14 Sep 2019, 03:09
because they are 'economic migrants'
Remember Norman Tebbit saying "get on your bikes". Apparently its OK to move from your little town and travel hundreds of miles to the Big Smoke as an economic migrant but not to sail 20 mile across the Channel for the same reason. Double standards?
by plaques
13 Sep 2019, 11:54
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9610
Views: 408628

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Having another go at putting our tent up Years ago we visited one of those foreign warm places that required an aeroplane to get there. Sitting by the swimming pool was all but compulsory as was the resulting sunburn that went with it. Bored with all this sitting around doing nothing I thought I'd ...
by plaques
13 Sep 2019, 08:40
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1135
Views: 80595

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

The Fry Chronicles, An autobiography by Stephen Fry, script writer. actor, show host etc: Educated at private prep school and then Queens' Cambridge. Ready to give endless praise to others while self deprecating towards his own failings. Very interesting and amusing but sometimes drops into list of ...
by plaques
12 Sep 2019, 12:05
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7073
Views: 316934

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Reading articles on this it appears Watson is taking this stance because he's concerned Labour will fail to win a general election Fine, so either (1) Boris dissolves parliament and causes a general election, or (2) a vote of no confidence throws him out resulting in the same action. #1 will requir...
by plaques
12 Sep 2019, 11:26
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2545
Views: 173740

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Jonathan Swift (Gulliver's Travels) had the Houyhnhnms , fictional race of intelligent horses, saying they couldn't understand why the Yahoos (humans) had this fascination for things that sparkled. I'm still of the opinion that people who pay thousands for a shinny lump of carbon are wrong in their ...
by plaques
12 Sep 2019, 09:11
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9610
Views: 408628

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Done the Weavers Triangle several times. but my friends wife is partially sighted and keeping her from having a quick dip in the canal would be a problem, The mining museum looked interesting but on the wrong date.
by plaques
12 Sep 2019, 07:43
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7073
Views: 316934

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Politics corner temporally renamed Speculation corner. Tom Watson doing his rounds again pushing a second referendum prior to an election. If anything was designed to confuse this is it. A quick re-cap, only the Prime Minister can call for a second referendum. Boris Johnson has said several times he...
by plaques
12 Sep 2019, 07:16
Forum: DIY
Topic: Kitchen Refurb
Replies: 720
Views: 41404

Re: Kitchen Refurb

Yes, but it would make a stair lift more expensive because of the extra return. Good god showing my age here.
by plaques
12 Sep 2019, 07:08
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9610
Views: 408628

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Trying to find somewhere interesting to take our weekend visitors I thought just the job Heritage weekend. Only one problem, nothing in Pendle and really only Gawthorpe Hall in Burnley. Gawthope looks good Sat 14th 12 to 5. But whats happened to Pendle? has everything been closed down / sold off? Lo...
by plaques
10 Sep 2019, 18:14
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7073
Views: 316934

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Since he crossed swords the Speaker Mr Burcow our Mr Andrew Stephenson MP is now know by the sobriquet 'the flying flamingo'. This is due to his embarrassing exit from the commons chamber to become a You Tube celebrity. One would have expected a MP with his experience to be smart enough to keep his ...
by plaques
10 Sep 2019, 17:38
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1135
Views: 80595

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

Chernobyl, History of a Tragedy. by Serhii Plokhy. (2018). A very detailed historical study starting with the politics and events that led up to the Chernobyl explosion. Followed by the individual bravery of the workers but overshadowed by the secrecy imposed by central Moscow government. Although c...
by plaques
10 Sep 2019, 08:02
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7073
Views: 316934

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Now that Parliament has gone into voluntary hibernation the last two votes has got Boris hung by his..XXXXX...own petard. Its an odds on certainty that during the next five weeks we will hear endless theories of 'ifs', 'buts' and however's. Meanwhile Johnson and Raab will be testing the new laws on ...
by plaques
09 Sep 2019, 11:53
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2289
Views: 157762

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

As a customer of Co-Op energy I now find via a search on the web things have changed. As part of the deal, the Co-op Energy brand will be retained and Octopus will take on ownership and responsibility for the management and supply of energy to the 300,000 plus customers currently supplied by Co-op E...
by plaques
09 Sep 2019, 11:46
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2545
Views: 173740

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Now we are in danger of having a general election we will probable hear the word Psephology being used. Psephology is from the Greek word psēphos, meaning "pebble." (One relative ofpsephology is psephomancy, meaning "divination by pebbles.") Psephology merited election as the name for the work of an...
by plaques
09 Sep 2019, 07:34
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7073
Views: 316934

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Watched the interview given by Dominic Raab, Foreign secretary , its taken me 24 hours to recover my composure, Kept repeating his set piece that Johnson's strategy of threatening a no deal had been completely trashed by that Marxist Corbyn by going for a law to prevent a no deal situation. He never...
by plaques
09 Sep 2019, 07:01
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1135
Views: 80595

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

The Pianist by Wladyslaw Szpilman The survival story of a Polish Jew in Warsaw 1939-45. An excellent read, a relatively small book, around 220 pages. Attracted to it by a discussion about the film ...The Pianist is a 2002 World War II biographical drama film produced and directed by Roman Polanski, ...
by plaques
08 Sep 2019, 11:22
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10369
Views: 439769

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Entry to Stanley's piggy bank. Or 'piston broke' to which the drunk replied "so am I".
by plaques
07 Sep 2019, 20:34
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10369
Views: 439769

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Well that's that one blown away. PanBiker got it in one. What surprised me was the size of it. This unit is sat atop a of a tower nearly 250 ft high. There were other bits and pieces lying around but they wouldn't fit in the boot of the car. https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/...
by plaques
07 Sep 2019, 16:59
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10369
Views: 439769

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Here's another bit of something I spotted at Blyth. Dead easy this one.

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