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by Stanley
22 Aug 2019, 10:37
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2531
Views: 164659

Re: BOB'S BITS

"Salary is no object: I want only enough to keep body and soul apart." Dorothy Parker, 1928. Today we celebrate good writing and thus the anniversary of Dorothy Parker’s birthdate, which was August 22, 1893. Ms. Parker, as I am sure she would have liked to have been known, was born as Dorothy Rothsc...
by Stanley
22 Aug 2019, 10:29
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9417
Views: 406383

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Later... I have had my sleep and now I've got my act together and I am ready to give my feet a good soak in a mixture of Epsom Salts and Radox. That should do the trick. It has reminded me of something I have to report to Sue. I am sorry to tell you that the U3A foot spa has bitten the dust. The ele...
by Stanley
22 Aug 2019, 07:16
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4007
Views: 262323

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Good luck with that one!
by Stanley
22 Aug 2019, 07:14
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6944
Views: 313607

Re: POLITICS CORNER

No point being depressed Old Lad! I've been listening to interviews with EU politicians and they are unanimous. This trip to Berlin and Paris is a stunt, he has no new ideas, the EU is not going to budge from their agreed position. They are also incredulous that any reasonable political system could...
by Stanley
22 Aug 2019, 07:06
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1974
Views: 147820

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

Any cunning wheeze you can think of is a definite possibility. Their only goal is profit and the more debt people have the better their return. Depressing isn't it....
by Stanley
22 Aug 2019, 05:48
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9417
Views: 406383

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

The weather is looking hopeful here. Could be nice for your return!
Cooking pork loin steaks.... Someone has to do it and Jack is hopeless at cooking.
The new oven is remarkably quick to get up to temperature and seems to be well insulated. A big improvement!
by Stanley
22 Aug 2019, 03:43
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 6278
Views: 301515

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Sausage, half a tin of baked beans and two fried eggs for dinner. Tea was the last two sausages, the remainder of the beans and topped up with frozen mixed veggies.
by Stanley
22 Aug 2019, 03:40
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 1149
Views: 31948

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

Occasional showers yesterday after dinner but we managed a dry walk at 15:00. Light rain at 20:30 and steady rain this morning first thing and still raining now. The glass is down a touch at 1014mb. The forecast is easy, rain all day! The constant moderate SW wind gives a high of 17C and a low of 15...
by Stanley
22 Aug 2019, 03:34
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9417
Views: 406383

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Being ready with soaked feet when my personal foot doctor turns up later this morning. I have enough Epsom Salts I think! https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/19099/medium Dirt cheap and free delivery. Problem is I didn't appreciate it was 5KG. Never mind, I shan't be running ou...
by Stanley
22 Aug 2019, 03:24
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4007
Views: 262323

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/3673/medium Another forgotten corner, Whit walk in Barlick in the 1960s. This was the time for new clothes, probably the precursor of the American Eater Parade. Fast fashion these days means that for some, new clothes are a weekly occurrence...
by Stanley
22 Aug 2019, 03:14
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6944
Views: 313607

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I heard both those interviews Tiz. I suppose that you are right and they have to be aggressive but it still grates on my nerves, but as you say, when you get people like Cleverly(!), Shaps and Raab on air you want to scream at the buggers! The report from Philips about their refinery is just one mor...
by Stanley
22 Aug 2019, 03:03
Forum: Camping
Topic: Back Under Canvas
Replies: 10
Views: 146

Re: Back Under Canvas

Or a dog that spends the night building a shed in the corner.....
by Stanley
22 Aug 2019, 02:59
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 756
Views: 59299

Re: Wildlife Corner

I always sided with Roy Strong on lawns. He reckoned they were an English obsession and hated them. I have heard many good reports of Camomile Lawns, much less maintenance. (RS also thought dogs and children should be banned from gardens.....)
by Stanley
22 Aug 2019, 02:56
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 18
Views: 227

Re: Seen in the News

Re-examining HS2 was probably a no-brainer. Reliable estimates are that the cost is up to £100billion and it will almost certainly over-run. The London Cross Rail hasn't helped, it is suffering from the same problem. How about doing the same at Hinkley Point? On more roads David... The problem is th...
by Stanley
22 Aug 2019, 02:52
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3475
Views: 163889

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

That chef Floyd used to do that Maz but he took it a bit too far!
Today's tip... Don't post a tip every day. It gets hard to do them!
by Stanley
22 Aug 2019, 02:43
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3271
Views: 173144

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Funny you should mention that, my stocks are at their lowest point for years. I have been considering that and Italian canned tomatoes..... In my case it isn't stocking for Brexit, I have always had well filled store cupboards. A hangover from the war and what my mother always did. It's always been ...
by Stanley
22 Aug 2019, 02:39
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4143
Views: 192946

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

I only discovered that when I was working with a Japanese Professor teaching the Carleton kids. THIS report caught my attention this morning for obvious reasons. It reinforces another report that any kind of exercise is good, even washing up. I believe that Rob Newton is correct about the benefits f...
by Stanley
22 Aug 2019, 02:35
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2512
Views: 173082

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Great war Tommies and Wipers......
by Stanley
22 Aug 2019, 02:34
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1974
Views: 147820

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

Unfortunately we are forced to accept what the sneaky buggers do P. I'm lucky I am such a skinflint and pay the card off every month. I can't remember when I last paid interest.
by Stanley
22 Aug 2019, 02:29
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10386
Views: 496450

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Hard luck Kev. Buying and selling houses is never easy..... Hope you find another one soon.....
L comes to do pedicure today....
by Stanley
21 Aug 2019, 11:25
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2531
Views: 164659

Re: BOB'S BITS

"May not our posters claim kinship with the galleries . . . (and, recollect, no gate money, no catalogue)?" Aubrey Beardsley, in The Art of the Hoarding, 1894. Artistic modes, like so much else, go in and out of fashion. In the 1960s, when I first came under the fine arts tutelage of my wife, ‘art n...
by Stanley
21 Aug 2019, 08:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6944
Views: 313607

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I agree P, it's a scandal as is the stock response "we are investing £xmillion/billion", completely ignoring the fact that there is the problem and so it's obvious that the investment is either in the wrong place or not sufficient.
by Stanley
21 Aug 2019, 07:34
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10254
Views: 438281

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Gloria has it. That's exactly what it is. Sorry Cathy but I think you will be able to see how you weren't quite there.
Next one?
by Stanley
21 Aug 2019, 07:00
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6944
Views: 313607

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Later.... I have just heard an interesting observation by a former speech writer for George W Bush. He was talking about the tweet from Trump first offering to buy Greenland and then calling of his visit because the Danish PM Mette Frederiksen described the suggestion as "absurd" and said she hoped ...
by Stanley
21 Aug 2019, 06:33
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4007
Views: 262323

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

:good:

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