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by plaques
19 Aug 2018, 11:41
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 931
Views: 77496

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Some while ago I did a course on German. Multiple choice questions where you got one mark for each correct answer. One question contained five possible answers with four of them being correct. Ie: one mark for each correct answer ticked. This meant that any four answers would give you a minimum of t...
by plaques
19 Aug 2018, 09:39
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Replies: 274
Views: 5230

Re: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

Not many people know that we have a Knurr and Spell World Champion in Len Kershaw from Colne. Link. A longish YouTube film all about the 'Sport' with Len doing a lot of the talking. No BBC accents here.
by plaques
19 Aug 2018, 09:17
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5418
Views: 268508

Re: POLITICS CORNER

The Brexit situation pales into insignificance as Trump moves the doomsday clock nearer to midnight. We are now seeing an increase in propaganda based news reports that both Russian and China are becoming more active in the North Atlantic. To counteract this imaginary threat Trump has countermanded ...
by plaques
19 Aug 2018, 07:06
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2571
Views: 145150

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Slight correction, 14 stone = 196 lb. 168 lb = 12 stone. I know because that's what I weigh. and Mrs P says I'm too thin. !
by plaques
18 Aug 2018, 18:24
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8947
Views: 427706

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Last years trip to the Urgent Care at Burnley with a 4" X 1" strip of skin torn from my leg was met by a full car park next to the U-Care entrance. I could have parked at the door to drop someone off but have been given a fine if I had left it there or anywhere else other than the official car parks...
by plaques
17 Aug 2018, 17:28
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT
Replies: 1133
Views: 93579

Re: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT

Yes, but what about my Fish and Chips?
by plaques
17 Aug 2018, 17:26
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2771
Views: 153903

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Best wishes PanBiker, one thing is certain our NHS gets top billing on situations like this. Only hours before your post we were running through Mrs P's experience three years ago. The number of scans, bloods, ECG's, nerve conduction, critical care, pipes down here and up there were difficult to rem...
by plaques
17 Aug 2018, 12:05
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5418
Views: 268508

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Corbyn has launched a complaint to the press regulator that the resent coverage of the wreath laying is a misrepresentation of the facts. Link. This is an unusual reaction by Corbyn who tends to reply with the facts and avoids retaliating directly against his tormentors. It may take some time before...
by plaques
16 Aug 2018, 11:50
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8947
Views: 427706

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Passing through Barrowford today on display were large notices advertising a vintage tractor drive though. 'An array of vehicles will make their way from the Rigg of England Farm in Heights Road, Fence, through the countryside from 5pm on August 18. They will then make their way through Newchurch-in...
by plaques
16 Aug 2018, 08:01
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5418
Views: 268508

Re: POLITICS CORNER

What strikes me is the complete absence of any word about Brexit. As we all know we live in a totally democratic country where the 'free' press can chose to print anything they consider newsworthy. Perhaps we are taking a lead from America where they can select the news bits they want, ignore them ...
by plaques
15 Aug 2018, 17:42
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2771
Views: 153903

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

PanBiker, how did your brain scan go? In my case I went deaf in one ear, quite an unusual condition. When they suggest a scan I knew they suspected a tumour but kept it to themselves. In all events they didn't find anything. Still trying to figure out if they meant tumour or brain! The report went t...
by plaques
15 Aug 2018, 17:30
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5418
Views: 268508

Re: POLITICS CORNER

It would be wrong for me to say I disagree with everything the Tory Government does. There are odd occasions when they have been forced into a corner and common sense prevails. Usually its a case of ignoring public opinion, say nothing and carry on as normal or if things get really bad go on holiday...
by plaques
15 Aug 2018, 17:15
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2036
Views: 138103

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

To be honest China I didn't know that this type of bulb existed. A quick search shows that the 'drivers' transformer / rectifiers are also available. Now that I know I didn't know (been dying to do a Donald Rumsfeld) I'll have to get my act together. Thanks for the tip off.
by plaques
15 Aug 2018, 12:06
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2036
Views: 138103

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Halogen light bulbs to be banned under EU ruling. People are being pushed down the road of using the more efficient LED bulbs in place of the existing Halogen type. Halogen will still be available until the existing stocks are used up. Link. . Generally speaking I've no problem with this but admit t...
by plaques
14 Aug 2018, 17:56
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5418
Views: 268508

Re: POLITICS CORNER

China, This link is to our 'independent ?' BBC. Link. . Lets go through some of the weasel words. Sub headline.Jeremy Corbyn has refused to apologise for being present when a wreath was laid in memory of some of those accused of the 1972 Munich terror attack. "This states he was present at those acc...
by plaques
14 Aug 2018, 11:56
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5418
Views: 268508

Re: POLITICS CORNER

China, everybody's entitled to their opinion but could you please give a bit more detail why you think so. If you take some care to read the comments by the Daily Mail, Express, Sun etc: The timeline of events is often given in the wrong order, their information sources are usually unspecified often...
by plaques
14 Aug 2018, 08:24
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Borehole at Lower Burnt Hilĺ.
Replies: 112
Views: 1538

Re: Borehole at Lower Burnt Hilĺ.

For a totally different reason I was looking at the differences between distilled and deionized water. This link may be of interest as a bit of background knowledge. Link.
by plaques
13 Aug 2018, 11:31
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8595
Views: 375674

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I think you have been very generous Gloria. I was thinking of something much smaller than ships ropes. I would be happy with 4/10.
by plaques
13 Aug 2018, 09:06
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5418
Views: 268508

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Burka / Burqa, To us Westerners a totally alien form of dress that attracts attention and comment. We find it strange and disconcerting to have women walking about with their faces covered. There is undoubtedly cases where security or facial recognition is required they should be removed other than ...
by plaques
13 Aug 2018, 07:43
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5541
Views: 265361

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Haddock, thick cut chips and peas. followed by an enormous serving of ice cream and home made cheese cake covered with a giant pile of fresh fruits.
Well somebody has to counter balance all you weight watchers and live for ever fanatics.
by plaques
13 Aug 2018, 07:36
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8595
Views: 375674

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Total guess. Looks like it could be something mechanical. Perhaps with pulleys fitted in the slots with wires pulling the figures along a slide like a very early clock or some kind of server. ????
by plaques
12 Aug 2018, 07:26
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2771
Views: 153903

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

If its a definitive brain scan your head will probably be held in a plastic frame to restrict any movement. Just make sure you are comfortable with your position before they set off. There's an intercom connection if you get a bit distressed but other than that its dead easy.
by plaques
11 Aug 2018, 11:48
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5418
Views: 268508

Re: POLITICS CORNER

They condemned millions of first-class people to semi-starvation. Tripps reply in 'Quotes' ...The quote was of its time, and probably appropriate then. Now? I don't think so. The dramatic rise in food banks tends to point that austerity is taking its toll. Will the UK ever reach the point of semi s...
by plaques
08 Aug 2018, 17:19
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8595
Views: 375674

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Both Stanley and StoneRoad are spot on. Part of the relatively new exhibition at the 'Rocket House' Newbiggin. Similar pictures were on display at the 'Watch Tower' Museum Seaton Sluice. P8040029.JPG The Rocket was attached to a line which could be fired 300 yards. A much heavier rope could then pul...
by plaques
07 Aug 2018, 19:19
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8595
Views: 375674

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

What's so special about this wagon?
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