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by Stanley
18 Jun 2019, 11:59
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2466
Views: 163414

Re: BOB'S BITS

"Anyone knows an ant, can’t//Move a rubber tree plant.// But he’s got high hopes, he’s got high hopes// He’s got high apple pie, in the sky hopes." Sammy Cahn, 1959. “All the Way,” “Be My Love,” “Come Fly with Me,” “Hey! Jealous Lover,” “High Hopes,” “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow,” “My Kind...
by Stanley
18 Jun 2019, 08:05
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8980
Views: 401293

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

I'm happy to report at 09:00 that I have just completed washing the front room net, the frame and the window glass. All the ornaments are cleaned and back on the shelf. What an improvement! One thing about leaving it so long is the fact that the improvement is so massive! Now I need to sit for a whi...
by Stanley
18 Jun 2019, 06:58
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8980
Views: 401293

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

You're right about the bannisters Sue. That's where I normally dry my duvet covers straight from the spin cycle. Yesterday I was lucky enough to get 3 hours blowing on the line on a good, if curtailed, drying day. The other thing I hate about duvets is that any other washing finishes up inside them....
by Stanley
18 Jun 2019, 05:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8980
Views: 401293

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

I agree Maz but no pillow cases for me and definitely no ironing!
I am moving towards a wash of my lace curtains in the front room and a spring clean of the window frame and glass.....
by Stanley
18 Jun 2019, 05:33
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT
Replies: 1366
Views: 107647

Re: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT

The Listeria outbreak does not subside. I wonder how long it will take them to 'consult' and decide what to do?
Adding full cream to vegetable dishes may not sound like a ploy for eating less but it works. Meals are more satisfying and you eat less!
by Stanley
18 Jun 2019, 05:30
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3310
Views: 161270

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Don't get too upset if you have a bad day in terms of health and don't feel quite on top of your form. It will pass if you look after yourself. The bad news is that these days become more frequent as you get older. Get used to it!
by Stanley
18 Jun 2019, 05:25
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1074
Views: 78957

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

I started on Wheen's description of Das Kapital. Many new facts about how chaotic Marx's writing was and some valuable insights. I am struck yet again by the validity of his core arguments even though he was sometimes less than consistent in his approach. A hard but rewarding read.
by Stanley
18 Jun 2019, 05:22
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1594
Views: 101040

Re: GOOD TV

Gentleman Jack keeps up the standard.....
by Stanley
18 Jun 2019, 05:22
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 1039
Views: 30227

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

Unfortunately for my washing we had intermittent showers all day yesterday. It was not raining at 20:30 but wet after a recent shower. This morning first thing we had an almost clear sky but with scattered high cloud. By the time when we went out for our morning walk the sky was almost totally clear...
by Stanley
18 Jun 2019, 04:18
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9905
Views: 434231

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

You are right Kev. Must put my thinking cap on!

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by Stanley
18 Jun 2019, 04:15
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1925
Views: 146855

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

I can see so many areas of finance where what looked like good economic models are failing. Add the pension and annuity market and then reflect on the rise and rise of debt.... I watched Panorama last night on pay day loans and noted that no solution was advocated. Being a simple minded Old Fart I c...
by Stanley
18 Jun 2019, 04:07
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10078
Views: 491748

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Indeed I do! I also remember women never hanging their underwear outside while it was OK to hang men's underpants there. It's a long time since I heard a case of knickers being pinched off clothes lines..... The escalation in the Middle East.... I look back and reflect that it's strange that the par...
by Stanley
18 Jun 2019, 03:56
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6661
Views: 310282

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Ian, Tiz has a good point, like you I am all for loyalty but we have to be realistic and recognise when a leader is failing. When he first got elected I noted that he didn't have a night of the long knives and take steps to ensure he had a loyal Cabinet at least. Since then there have been so many i...
by Stanley
18 Jun 2019, 03:31
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 6107
Views: 298918

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Yesterday I had steak pudding and a small serving of veggies for dinner. I wasn't hungry at teal time and simply had one sausage and some nuts....
I had to look up 'Sous Vide' cooking David, never heard of it. Too expensive for me but I can see the point of it.
by Stanley
18 Jun 2019, 03:22
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3150
Views: 170048

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

If the Asian inbreeding was a complete answer there would be no other kids affected. I very much doubt that. Gownin's law means that any historian who references the history of Germany and mentions Hitler has 'lost the argument'. I don't think so! Reading the book that David gave me on the underworl...
by Stanley
18 Jun 2019, 02:41
Forum: DVLA
Topic: Driving Licence Application
Replies: 43
Views: 436

Re: Driving Licence Application

Combination of underfunding, short staff and Brexit..... Delays like this must be costing the country millions....
by Stanley
18 Jun 2019, 02:38
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4755
Views: 351992

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

It makes me wonder if anyone else on the same feed is having your problems Ian....
68mb of updates from Canonical this morning..... As usual, quick and no problems apart from a restart.
by Stanley
18 Jun 2019, 02:30
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3859
Views: 258230

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/18940/medium I went for a furtle, I almost got it! Not sure what year this was but the building is still the Post Office. Worth noting.... Road markings are different, CCTV camera post isn't there, the Council used all the shops, 3 telephone...
by Stanley
18 Jun 2019, 02:02
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8980
Views: 401293

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Better than a hole scorched in the back Wendy...... (Don't forget I have a book for you.....) I had the duvets on before the walk and brought the washed ones in off the line just before I went back to bed as the first drops of rain were falling. I hung them on the bannister at the top of the stairs ...
by Stanley
17 Jun 2019, 11:41
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2466
Views: 163414

Re: BOB'S BITS

"You see, unfortunately, I am not black." Langston Hughes. The infamous “separate but equal” rule gave the color of law to American apartheid, but it raised a question that had, even in the slavery period, bedeviled the southern states. Who is “black”? The question arose because of a long history of...
by Stanley
17 Jun 2019, 07:15
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8980
Views: 401293

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Later.... I have been brave and hung the duvets up outside on the washing line. Could be a mistake.... They can only get wet! I have finished cooking sausages and veggies. Now I must face putting the clean duvet covers on which are ready upstairs. But at the moment I am knackered and I think a bit o...
by Stanley
17 Jun 2019, 06:37
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8980
Views: 401293

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Hard luck Sue, these things happen in any shed!
I have washed the duvet covers and am near the end of veggie cooking. This house husband thing doesn't half take up your time!
by Stanley
17 Jun 2019, 05:28
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1925
Views: 146855

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

Serco are talking to Babcock.... So what? See THIS and other reports which suggest that not all is well with these two companies that depend largely on revenue from providing outsourced services to the UK government. The companies both say that reports of problems are greatly exaggerated. Let's wait...
by Stanley
17 Jun 2019, 03:59
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1594
Views: 101040

Re: GOOD TV

I have saved Gentleman Jack for this evening...... By the way, I made the mistake of watching the whole of the new series of Killing Eve on iPlayer.... I think I know how it ends.....
by Stanley
17 Jun 2019, 03:53
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6661
Views: 310282

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I heard a commentator on the BBC saying last night that the debate amongst the candidates was bad tempered and that it appeared to him that the candidates were actually putting forward their job applications to Boris for the new Cabinet. The same commentator said that in terms of approval by the aud...

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