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by Stanley
05 Jun 2020, 12:59
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2871
Views: 171996

Re: BOB'S BITS

"All my life I've prayed the Lord's Prayer, but I've never prayed, "Give me this day my daily bread." It is always, "Give us this day our daily bread." Bread and life are shared realities." Bill Moyers, 2006. In early 1960, through something of a fluke, my parents met Senator Lyndon Johnson at the D...
by Stanley
05 Jun 2020, 07:28
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 11292
Views: 438830

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

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Nice hour in the shed perfecting the eccentric. It's perfectly free now and a good fit, ready to be installed on the engine.
by Stanley
05 Jun 2020, 07:23
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 579
Views: 22058

Re: Shed Matters 3

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/20287/medium I've had a good hour in the shed. The design committee told me that the fit of the eccentric isn't good enough. So I stripped it down and went over all the surfaces with fine emery paper then reassemble and run it in. I did that...
by Stanley
05 Jun 2020, 07:05
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 11292
Views: 438830

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

I get my hour of walking in every day Sue, too important to miss! Yet again this morning I thought about you as I passed the Hospice Shop. They still have their Easter display in place and the predominant colour is yellow. Many yellow tops... I'm having a sit down after a useful hour in the shed. I ...
by Stanley
05 Jun 2020, 05:29
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2320
Views: 156049

Re: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!

Thinking about debt and poverty. The runes are not good. We are seeing increasing numbers of redundancy as furloughed workers are 'let go'. The CEO of Reeds, the employment agency was on Today this morning and he says that he can see signs of 1930s levels of unemployment on the horizon. (May is expe...
by Stanley
05 Jun 2020, 05:08
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 6817
Views: 317531

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Not as much as I should I fear Maz but I haven't died yet! We have the right climate for caulis, you don't. They have gone up a bit here during the dry sunny weather.
Jack's mince is cooking and I have sausages under the grill. There is hope yet for breakfast!
by Stanley
05 Jun 2020, 04:58
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2782
Views: 183517

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

'Rive'. To tear or split, such a useful word. I looked it up. "From Middle English riven (“to rive”), of North Germanic origin, from Old Norse rífa (“to rend, tear apart”), from Proto-Germanic *rīfaną (“to tear, scratch”), from Proto-Indo-European *(e)reip- (“to crumble, tear”). Cognate with Danish ...
by Stanley
05 Jun 2020, 03:57
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4483
Views: 281513

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Re the last post on Clough. It was of course still known as Mitchell's Mill at the time of the survey for the first edition OS map. More on Clough, George Shackleton's comments: "In 1878/9 a new shed was built and a new engine installed in addition to a beam engine which I believe was the one from 1...
by Stanley
05 Jun 2020, 03:40
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11610
Views: 529256

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I was thinking about the regrettable fact that the necks of tee shirts get sloppy with washing. What we need is a can of aerosol spray that will tighten the weave up and restore a fit! Will some boffin please address this serious matter!
by Stanley
05 Jun 2020, 03:35
Forum: Gardening
Topic: Gardening
Replies: 610
Views: 39813

Re: Gardening

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My mate continues to reach for the sky. This rain is suiting him!
by Stanley
05 Jun 2020, 03:24
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 6817
Views: 317531

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Mutton and veggies cleared that batch up nicely. Butcher's delivery (They are looking after me) late today so I shall grill sausage!
by Stanley
05 Jun 2020, 03:20
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 1737
Views: 43067

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

I see there have been moor fires already Ian. Good sun in the afternoon not rain as forecast. At 20:00 it was dry and cool, the wind was increasing a bit. First thing this morning, calm with steady useful rain, no change, still raining. The glass has dived to 990mb. The forecast is for rain at any t...
by Stanley
05 Jun 2020, 03:00
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 544
Views: 46647

Re: Mobile Phones

Thanks both. I found it. How the hell did I miss pressing that one?
Just done one and sent it to the kids. :biggrin2:
by Stanley
05 Jun 2020, 02:52
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12281
Views: 473529

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Yes! You have it Ian. I am told it is an 'Edward Preston saw set' but I can't for the life of me see how it works. (LINK)
PS I note there is a web site devoted to saw sets! Amazing.
Next one?
by Stanley
05 Jun 2020, 02:48
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8108
Views: 337757

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Very good David and accurate observation. It is totally stupid! P. I think so. We are actively seeking ways to bugger what trade there is. I remember the term 'export boom' and the campaign to 'Buy British'. Expect to hear the term 'invisible exports' any time now but how will No Deal affect that? S...
by Stanley
05 Jun 2020, 02:41
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 555
Views: 9283

Re: Seen in the News

I saw that report and as it's light oil, diesel fuel in the report I saw, impossible to clean up.
by Stanley
05 Jun 2020, 02:39
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2492
Views: 164437

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Thanks for that, stored away in the back of my head!
by Stanley
05 Jun 2020, 02:38
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4261
Views: 181775

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

If it gets really hot I might do without or wear a Bond Chesty.
Today's tip, there is no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing.
by Stanley
05 Jun 2020, 02:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 11292
Views: 438830

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

We had sun as well Sue, quite a surprise after the cloud and the forecast.
Shed and veggie shopping today I think.
by Stanley
05 Jun 2020, 02:33
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 855
Views: 9968

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

"politics is conducted in a very accusatory tit for tat method "
It was always so Sue in our confrontational style of politics.
by Stanley
05 Jun 2020, 02:30
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1939
Views: 110549

Re: GOOD TV

My answer is Youtube.
by Stanley
05 Jun 2020, 02:29
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1603
Views: 100877

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Hmmmm.?
by Stanley
04 Jun 2020, 12:11
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 11292
Views: 438830

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

I've put my shirt back on and had two winter skins on this morning for our walk.
by Stanley
04 Jun 2020, 11:52
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2871
Views: 171996

Re: BOB'S BITS

"Looking at the old map of the railways, it occurred to me that it might be possible to tidy it up." Harry Beck. If you’ve visited London (or a friend or relation has) the chances are good that you have tea towel, a poster, or even just a post card map of the Underground, the ‘Tube,’ with its differ...
by Stanley
04 Jun 2020, 08:16
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 11292
Views: 438830

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Morning Sue! w cool days won't harm us.
I've been in the shed for two hours and this is the result.

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Tell Bob it's a tight fit but I can turn it with my fingers. It'll soon bed in to a good fit.

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