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by plaques
17 Jul 2018, 11:55
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5314
Views: 263074

Re: POLITICS CORNER

and what does the government propose to do? Go on holiday 5 days early... This is about par for the course. The Conservative mantra is and always will be: negotiate in secret. This is the trouble with the EU negotiators they keep banging on about transparency. They don't seem to appreciate that dem...
by plaques
17 Jul 2018, 08:04
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2567
Views: 130266

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Car insurance is one of the worst for giving introductory offers then ramping the premium up for subsequent years. OK if you are in a position to keep leap frogging about but once you have reached an age related cutoff point these options are closed to you. You may be left in a position of having to...
by plaques
16 Jul 2018, 18:31
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5314
Views: 263074

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Justine Greening's call for a second referendum is typical of Conservative woolly thinking. Of course Downing Street rejected it, what else could they do! A second referendum would have two possible outcomes. 1 Some people would accept all the lies and deceit of the first referendum, others from som...
by plaques
14 Jul 2018, 12:06
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5314
Views: 263074

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Trump is only the figurehead of an extreme right wing Republican Party. All prevailing logic and word meanings get turned on their heads. This group represents the fraction of the 1% of the big wealth and capital owners in the World. All existing agreement and trade deals can be cancelled at a momen...
by plaques
14 Jul 2018, 11:34
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2133
Views: 148762

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Found myself using the phrase 'Dressed to the nines'. I know its been used on this site before but why 'nines'?
by plaques
11 Jul 2018, 17:50
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2567
Views: 130266

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

This little episode all started with the Tour De France. I like the sport and the views are fantastic. Once a year I have to learn all over again how to switch the Tele on and how to work the recorder. As usual the batteries in the remote were dead. Not one for letting expense get in the way of my p...
by plaques
09 Jul 2018, 12:27
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2682
Views: 150588

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

A blood test that can predict more accurately how long you may have live. Link.. I'm not too sure whether this is a good thing or a bad thing unless you can do do something to cling onto your perch a bit longer.
by plaques
09 Jul 2018, 11:51
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5314
Views: 263074

Re: POLITICS CORNER

From my previous post :- The outgoing message is likely to be ' fight to the last bullet but one'. D Davis hasn't used the bullet for the intended purpose. It looks like he has popped it in his pocket to be used later. I wonder when the 'shoot out' will be?
by plaques
07 Jul 2018, 11:54
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2607
Views: 153907

Re: SHED MATTERS 2

Only the other day my 50 metre long heavy duty extension lead tripped out when I plugged it into my greenhouse circuit. I had fitted a Residual-current device to protect myself from my own stupidity. Opening the plug up showed that the earth lead and the negative return were making contact with each...
by plaques
05 Jul 2018, 11:11
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Borehole at Lower Burnt Hilĺ.
Replies: 73
Views: 646

Re: Borehole at Lower Burnt Hilĺ.

What is the estimated power usage for pumping the water? Obviously the bigger the lift and water volume the bigger the energy usage.
by plaques
04 Jul 2018, 21:51
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5314
Views: 263074

Re: POLITICS CORNER

For those who are familiar with Noam Chomsky This 8 minute video 'Trump is a Distraction' Link. . spells out in detail what Trump and the Republican Party are really doing. Their politics affect everyone world wide and can't simply be dismissed as some demented buffoon across the pond. The sad thing...
by plaques
03 Jul 2018, 17:54
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5314
Views: 263074

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Mrs May will retreat into her bunker Wolfsschanze (Chequers) on friday and tell her generals that our 6th Army has been completely surrounded by the EU forces and that defeat is imminent. The outgoing message is likely to be ' fight to the last bullet but one' but most of her generals will make thei...
by plaques
03 Jul 2018, 12:15
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2682
Views: 150588

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

I was prescribed some Ibuprofen 10% Gel as a mild pain relief. Compared with the Emugel its useless. I may as well rub toothpaste over the area. A pharmacist who I know said that the massaging action trying to rub the stuff in was probably more effective than the Gel.
by plaques
02 Jul 2018, 19:24
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2682
Views: 150588

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Had a lower back problem since Friday night. Don't know how I did it PanBiker, you may have got the answer with your outings on the bicycle. I always put my back problems down to the rather unnatural posture that you take up on a bicycle. Being curled up 'honking' up a steep hill doesn't do backs a...
by plaques
28 Jun 2018, 07:41
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: Re: Barnoldswick Forces Memorial Gardens
Replies: 324
Views: 28018

Re: Barnoldswick Forces Memorial Gardens

Must get round to photograph the gardens, we should never forget what they are all about.
Thinking about this brought to mind that it is often said that America has never been bombed. This is not true. A solo effort by a Japanese, Nobuo Fujita attacked on September 9 1942. Read about it Here,
by plaques
28 Jun 2018, 06:59
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 517
Views: 12872

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

A young lady who at one time lived in an outlying farm up Cowling way was explaining how occasionally a dead frog would block the pipe from the spring. To which my friend replied "leave my countrymen out of this". She didn't know that he was french.
by plaques
27 Jun 2018, 17:51
Forum: Gardening
Topic: Gardening
Replies: 430
Views: 27583

Re: Gardening

Mrs P has a liking for peony flowers so the garden gets more than its share of then. On a good year they are well worth the trouble but get a cold spell and heavy rain then its goodbye for that year.
Some sample pictures although they are bit past their best.
by plaques
27 Jun 2018, 12:06
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8824
Views: 418402

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Strange isn't it. people visit a museum to look at a fat berg when the only thing they have to do is look round them. With something like 13% of the people in the UK classed as obese you don't have to look a some putrefying lump of fat when you can see in in the 'flesh' with the owner wobbling and s...
by plaques
27 Jun 2018, 06:52
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5314
Views: 263074

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Harley Davidson have said they are transferring some production abroad to escape the EU customs duty on their bikes. And when Airbus plus others suggest that they may have to pull out of the UK this is seen as unwarranted inappropriate interference in the negotiations. This is what happens in real ...
by plaques
26 Jun 2018, 18:45
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8824
Views: 418402

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Early morning sunrise 4AM this morning. Almost doing a Stanley.
by plaques
26 Jun 2018, 11:54
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8824
Views: 418402

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Rhododendrons! tell me about them. When we first moved in over 30 years ago the place was overrun with them. They had layered and layered at every opportunity. My conservative estimate on the numbers dug out is over 30, Mrs P says 50. The trouble is that the buggers bite back. In my last attack in n...
by plaques
26 Jun 2018, 07:38
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 921
Views: 76474

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

So many variations of this one its hard to say which one is true, if any!
Lady Astor: "Mr. Churchill, you're drunk!"
Winston Churchill: "Yes, and you, Madam, are ugly. But tomorrow, I
shall be sober."
by plaques
26 Jun 2018, 07:10
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1274
Views: 93257

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

Just one more thing to add to the list towards the doomsday armageddom. Strontium 90, (atomic bomb testing), Lead in petrol, cigarette smoking. Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), birth control hormones and just plane old carbon dioxide. Add your own to the list.
by plaques
25 Jun 2018, 21:28
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: Re: Barnoldswick Forces Memorial Gardens
Replies: 324
Views: 28018

Re: Barnoldswick Forces Memorial Gardens

Big Kev wrote:
25 Jun 2018, 20:17
I reckon the bottom right is molten metal being poured.
Looks like a sawing machine to me.
by plaques
25 Jun 2018, 19:01
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8824
Views: 418402

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

PanBiker, you would be proud of me. On the top of our front garden wall we had some very much well established rhododendrons, possibly over 70 years old. Year after year they gave quite a good display but gradually the branches extended over the pavement and although they provided some shelter for t...

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