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by chinatyke
27 Jan 2021, 08:16
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13896
Views: 575478

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Entrance to Sabden treacle mines.
by chinatyke
25 Jan 2021, 14:37
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4871
Views: 222597

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

...It is also poisonous to humans if very hot like an exhaust pipe. There are instances of deaths from this recorded in the early days of motor racing. I'm having trouble matching that up with the use of copper piping in domestic hot water systems. Does it mean water from my hot water tap is poison...
by chinatyke
25 Jan 2021, 02:38
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 987
Views: 42697

Re: Shed Matters 3

Another fine looking working model, Stanley. Well done.
by chinatyke
23 Jan 2021, 13:22
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 2200
Views: 63148

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

Just laughing at The Sun's headline "Storm Christoph replaced by 10 cm blizzards across UK" Wow, how will you cope? :biggrin2:
by chinatyke
23 Jan 2021, 11:53
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4967
Views: 328272

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

As soon as I saw Stanley's photo I thought it was Burnley.
by chinatyke
21 Jan 2021, 09:29
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5620
Views: 406974

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

A word of warning. Today I discovered I'd lost my back-up when my external hard drive became corrupted. The cable or contacts between the external HD and my computer have been dodgy for a while, sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn't, so I've only myself to blame. I've re-formatted the HD and b...
by chinatyke
19 Jan 2021, 04:33
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 13199
Views: 529077

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Stanley wrote: 19 Jan 2021, 02:30 Margaret's eccentric...
We're all a bit odd! :biggrin2:
by chinatyke
18 Jan 2021, 01:49
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4871
Views: 222597

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

When my Malaysian wife first came to England, she discovered Bury black puddings. She liked them so much that she bought a few pounds and sent them back home to Malaysia. They took 6 weeks to arrive and you can imagine the state of them. About 20 years later we visited her brother and he took her to...
by chinatyke
16 Jan 2021, 12:04
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13896
Views: 575478

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Stalactite?
by chinatyke
15 Jan 2021, 07:20
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13896
Views: 575478

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Interesting that I've seen somewhere on the internet that sliver rhymes with driver for textile use, but this pronunciation is considered archaic. I can't remember where I saw it but you are confirming this pronunciation.
by chinatyke
15 Jan 2021, 05:33
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12620
Views: 625524

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Listened to Joe Biden saying "millions of Americans are queuing in their cars at food banks"... When I was poor I didn't have a car. The video shows people loading lovely cars with food parcels. I think it is time the yanks got their priorities right. Stupid people!
by chinatyke
14 Jan 2021, 10:46
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13896
Views: 575478

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Just a thought: Is it sliver to rhyme with river, or sliver to rhyme with driver? I've always thought the first option was correct.
by chinatyke
14 Jan 2021, 10:00
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13896
Views: 575478

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

A drawing frame? Or does it have a more specific name? I only worked on fabrics and not yarn or yarn production.
by chinatyke
13 Jan 2021, 10:27
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13896
Views: 575478

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Thanks. I knew teal wasn't right, and I kept thinking thistle, but the right word wouldn't come to mind!
by chinatyke
13 Jan 2021, 09:40
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13896
Views: 575478

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Not sure, but I have vague memories of combing flax using teal heads?
by chinatyke
13 Jan 2021, 03:56
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 2161
Views: 125741

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

A recent study showed humans eat more bananas than monkeys.

Sounds right, I can't remember the last time I ate a monkey.
by chinatyke
13 Jan 2021, 02:21
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2469
Views: 51164

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Whyperion wrote: 13 Jan 2021, 00:46 ... which is well in excess of 0.1% and more than 10% of all deaths.
It's 0.145% but I make the figures up as I go along! :biggrin2:
by chinatyke
12 Jan 2021, 05:40
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4871
Views: 222597

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

If you get free ice packs with your frozen food deliveries you can pop them in the microwave for a couple of minutes. Great for keeping your hands warm on cold days! If you are outside and your pack goes cold just consign it to the nearest bin. We get lots of them, you can empty them on your garden ...
by chinatyke
12 Jan 2021, 02:45
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2469
Views: 51164

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Positive thinking:

99.9% of UK citizens haven't died from Covid.
by chinatyke
11 Jan 2021, 12:19
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 2161
Views: 125741

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

A Scotsman and his wife walked past a swanky new restaurant.
"Did you smell that food?" she asked. "It smells absolutely incredible!"
Being a kind-hearted Scotsman he thought "what the hell... I'll treat her."

So they walked past it again.
by chinatyke
11 Jan 2021, 11:10
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Social Media
Replies: 120
Views: 7182

Re: Social Media

And you still think you live in "the land of the free"? :biggrin2:
by chinatyke
11 Jan 2021, 11:05
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: PET'S CORNER
Replies: 1236
Views: 104153

Re: PET'S CORNER

Sympathies Wendy and a big hug, you know you did your best for him.
by chinatyke
11 Jan 2021, 06:55
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 13199
Views: 529077

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Marilyn wrote: 09 Jan 2021, 22:37 My husband was hanging around the kitchen yesterday. When he is bored, he is like a blow fly trapped in a bottle.
Had to laugh at that one! :biggrin2: :biggrin2:
by chinatyke
10 Jan 2021, 12:41
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 4029
Views: 215118

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Image

"Get away from my wall, Stanley, you'll make it dirty!"
by chinatyke
08 Jan 2021, 03:27
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 2200
Views: 63148

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

We didn't even get the light rain! No white tops on the mountains and no rain is forecast for the next 10 days. Suits me! :biggrin2:

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