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by plaques
27 Jan 2021, 12:58
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2469
Views: 51166

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

A rather tragic story. One of our Northumberland friends could no longer cope alone so entered a care home about a year ago somehow 3 weeks ago he contracted covid and was whisked off to hospital apparently made a recovery but then relapsed and died last thursday . Being a tight community Mrs P's co...
by plaques
27 Jan 2021, 12:13
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13896
Views: 575513

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I thought I could but to make sure I looked it up. I was wrong. But now I know I'm not telling. :biggrin2:
by plaques
27 Jan 2021, 09:01
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8963
Views: 395583

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I for one am busy digesting that death toll and I have heard the estimate that it will grow another 50,000 before we reach whatever the goal is, herd immunity by vaccination I suppose. As discussed in Coronavirus Corner the vaccine hasn't been shown to stop the spreading of the virus only to reduce...
by plaques
27 Jan 2021, 08:33
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2469
Views: 51166

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Just finished Stanley's book 'Forgotten Voices of the Somme' I won't be be mention it in 'Good Reads' its far too harrowing but I will draw the comparison that the first day of this battle had 19,240 dead rising to 127, 000 at the end. The covid deaths are heading towards these numbers something we ...
by plaques
27 Jan 2021, 08:11
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12620
Views: 625542

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

What grabbed me this morning was that my web connection was AWOL for half an hour. Makes you realise how much you rely on the web! My TalkTalk has been acting up for the past two days especially late evenings. Mrs P's laptop wouldn't connect at all until I rebooted the router which was something th...
by plaques
26 Jan 2021, 10:00
Forum: Ongoing Family Research
Topic: Ancestry.co.uk
Replies: 91
Views: 13692

Re: Ancestry.co.uk

I would have thought that a survey that included Scotland would automatically include Ireland. All the to-ing and fro-ing between Scotland and Ireland and then the spudatoe famine would affect everybody. :biggrin2:
by plaques
26 Jan 2021, 09:48
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2469
Views: 51166

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Thanks Kev. any update is welcome. What David Whipp has posted looks very much like the procedures mentioned in 'How to Vaccinate the World' More or Less Link Virtually everybody in the priority list has been brought to the centres for vaccination including those in care homes. Those less mobile wil...
by plaques
26 Jan 2021, 09:00
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2469
Views: 51166

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

I'm getting a little confused and more than a little concerned about the covid-19 numbers and lockdown, I haven't quite reached the paranoid stage but heading that direction. Of course its not just the covid but Trump, Boris and Brexit so in some respects it may be considered a perfectly normal stat...
by plaques
26 Jan 2021, 08:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 13199
Views: 529096

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

The weather app, I have on my phone, has been fairly accurate and is showing rain. Probably the best instant weather forecasts comes from looking out of your window. Only 150 feet higher than Kev but its now snowing dropping on frozen ground. I hope it does turn to rain but care needs to be taken j...
by plaques
25 Jan 2021, 11:44
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12620
Views: 625542

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Well, that's an imaginative thought! We still haven't come up with any suitable answer and then we end up with things like `A piece of ice that fell off an aircraft passing overhead'! If it was just a lump of ice it might be easier to explain but the shape of a squashed hollow tube...well, that's g...
by plaques
25 Jan 2021, 11:27
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8963
Views: 395583

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I've been pondering for some time that the Brexit regain our 'Sovereignty ' although this is generally meant that our Parliament was now secondary to the European Courts and had no say in the laws was in fact debatable until we withdrew completely. Joining the EU like being part of NATO or WTO meani...
by plaques
25 Jan 2021, 09:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2469
Views: 51166

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

I realise you are in lockdown and may be for some time. But do you have to register your QR code every time you buy petrol, or a newspaper, or a container of milk? ( I am not suggesting anyone is visiting cafes or pubs at present, I’m just asking if every interaction you do is being recorded and wh...
by plaques
25 Jan 2021, 08:57
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2469
Views: 51166

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

My understanding is the vaccine (same as all of them) reduces the impact the virus has on the body. You can still catch it and pass it on so until the most vulnerable, and the majority of the rest of us, have been vaccinated we should still be behaving as we are now. Agreed and that's what we will ...
by plaques
25 Jan 2021, 08:35
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 1087
Views: 27473

Re: Seen in the News

A few years ago coming down the M6 in the dark. Not a smart motorway but the overhead gantry displayed 'Lane Closed ahead' nobody took any notice. The next gantry showed the same message again they still kept bowling along. Then the problem showed itself, a car transported had started to lose its lo...
by plaques
25 Jan 2021, 08:11
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2469
Views: 51166

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Suspicious as always, The government is coming under fire for extending the wait period for the Pfizer vaccine from 3 weeks to 12, don't worry you are still protected is the mantra. Then now another message, those who have had one dose must still observe the rules because they could still pass the v...
by plaques
24 Jan 2021, 21:31
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1641
Views: 104565

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

I see he has a 2020 book in Lancashire Libraries.

Camelot
By Kristian, Giles, author
Hardback. English. Published London: Bantam Press, 2020
by plaques
24 Jan 2021, 09:42
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 13199
Views: 529096

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Yes Maz, that's one way of looking at it. I prefer to see it as a precious commodity and somewhere to warm my feet on a cold winter's day! I've heard of people boiling eggs in a steaming compost heap but never warming their feet. Takes all sorts as they say. :biggrin2: Do you ever see 'people' on y...
by plaques
24 Jan 2021, 09:00
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2469
Views: 51166

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

by Big Kev » 23 Jan 2021, 19:22 Boris Johnson has said there is "some evidence" the variant may be associated with "a higher degree of mortality". But the co-author of the study the PM was referring to said the variant's deadliness remained an "open question". Another adviser said he was surprised ...
by plaques
24 Jan 2021, 08:41
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1641
Views: 104565

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

A Year at the Circus, Jon Sopel. I ordered this book through the Library system but they sent an audio book (narrated by the author) instead of the paper book. Not to worry "give it a try and I'll send for the book, there's no charge on any reservations", The book is based on Trump's period in offi...
by plaques
23 Jan 2021, 18:55
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 987
Views: 42701

Re: Shed Matters 3

Kev, it's a 3/16" Whitworth tap and the square head is 9/64"....

And in english ... 9/64 = 8/64 + 1/64, which in turn = 1/8 + 1/64, which everybody knows = .125 + .0156 giving a total of .1406 easy-peazy
Bloody fractions....must find a more suitable fronted adverbial.for it. :laugh5:
by plaques
23 Jan 2021, 11:35
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4967
Views: 328280

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

The image shows work at the junction of Gunsmith Lane and Yorkshire street. On the extreme left is the Yorkshire Hotel which I'm told was closed in 1948. yet for some reason I can remember the bar area being a really upmarket design of mahogany and coloured glass. I'm sure this date is wrong in my c...
by plaques
23 Jan 2021, 11:04
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2469
Views: 51166

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Stanley wrote: ↑23 Jan 2021, 04:49 Sir Patrick Vallance says that the new strain of the virus is more deadly, as much as 30% more to men over 60. Deep Joy!. To put this into a better understood context. That means that for a thousand people in that age group, the risk has gone from 10 people dying ...
by plaques
23 Jan 2021, 10:47
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8963
Views: 395583

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I listen to “More or Less “ on Radio 4.. If you haven’t heard it, it’s a brilliant programme about statistics. Today they discussed our fishing rights. Our stake has improved by just under4 %. As you say an excellent programme championed by Tizer. The last minutes from around 23 minutes exposes tho...
by plaques
23 Jan 2021, 10:00
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 7309
Views: 369404

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

How do you make a couple of sausage teacakes look appetising? but they smell delicious Ahhhhh........
Mrs P now beavering away making some blue cheese soup. Looks disgusting but taste marvelous, :biggrin2:
by plaques
23 Jan 2021, 09:50
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2469
Views: 51166

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

I always worried about the virus mutating, and learning to survive in such places as air conditioning ducts or water cooling towers. ( I was shot down by the brains amongst you of course, and have pretty much kept quiet on this subject since then). I've probably posted as much on this subject as ot...

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