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by Stanley
15 Sep 2019, 12:04
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2557
Views: 165230

Re: BOB'S BITS

"I'm a comrade. And I'm tough. I'm unbelievably tough. Like a cat." Lise Welskopf-Henrich in a 1977 interview with a West German journalist. Liselotte Welskopf-Henrich was born in Munich on September 15, 1901, worked in Berlin, and died in Bavaria in 1979 while on touring holiday from her home in Ea...
by Stanley
15 Sep 2019, 07:50
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9599
Views: 408491

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

The cry of the bad retailer over the ages.... "There's no call for it." But you were asking!
Ox tail is food of the gods.

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The first three slices, these are off the worst end, the next ones will be more meaty.
by Stanley
15 Sep 2019, 06:39
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2543
Views: 173706

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Ahh! I haven't come across that name for it, I have heard one but I can't bring it to mind.
Actually, come to think, it was spaying! Nothing to do with gelding.
by Stanley
15 Sep 2019, 06:36
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3536
Views: 164946

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Maz, sorry but all cotton fabrics shrink. What you call 'good quality cotton' is cloth that has been pre-shrunk during finishing. This evidently hadn't been pre-shrunk enough.
by Stanley
15 Sep 2019, 05:58
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10470
Views: 497950

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Our problem Cathy of course is that so often we know it's there but can't see it. I love the way it waxes and wanes, a clear sky with a crescent moon is just as romantic!
by Stanley
15 Sep 2019, 05:56
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1251
Views: 93075

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

See THIS report of the Bahamas getting another tropical storm which is dumping large quantities of rain on already devastated islands.
Remember the predictions of more frequent extreme weather events?
by Stanley
15 Sep 2019, 05:50
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 47
Views: 684

Re: Seen in the News

THIS BBC story about the rise of 'Corgi Cafés' in the Far east. My memories of Corgis is not a happy one, I have only been bitten twice by dogs and one of them was a Cardigan Corgi which I am told are the nastiest ones. I think that this the type the Queen favours.... We do hear occasional stories ...
by Stanley
15 Sep 2019, 05:43
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4044
Views: 263405

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

I well remember getting to the point in my preservation activities where I had to go to London to make a presentation in front of a committee of the Great and the Good. I was acutely aware of things like my dialect and unfamiliarity with the Corridors of Power. I told my mate David Moore about this ...
by Stanley
15 Sep 2019, 04:22
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10361
Views: 439678

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

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Can anyone tell me what the trade name is for the disassembled barrel in the foreground is.
by Stanley
15 Sep 2019, 04:08
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 6302
Views: 302156

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Straight steak pudding for dinner. Meat pie, mushy peas and mixed veggies for tea. I will be veg cooking today and have the roast breast of lamb ready.
by Stanley
15 Sep 2019, 04:06
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 1174
Views: 32585

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

Good drying day yesterday, in my book that makes any weather good! At 20:00 it was going dark, dry, calm and a clearing sky. First thing this morning it was mild, clear, dry and we had a brilliant full moon. Since then it has clouded over and we have light rain. The glass is down on 1018mb and still...
by Stanley
15 Sep 2019, 03:57
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3536
Views: 164946

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Always take the washing instructions on new garments with a pinch of salt. My new 100% cotton shirts said 'dry clean only', as if! I am not buying them back from the cleaners every week! I did a hot wash and found out the reason, >10% shrinkage, the colours were fine. As it was a generous fit in the...
by Stanley
15 Sep 2019, 03:44
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7065
Views: 316863

Re: POLITICS CORNER

The LibDems score another Tory. Cameron has stolen the news agenda.... I've ordered a copy out of interest but also because it will be a good first edition hardback for the kids to have on the shelf when I die! (List £25, actual price £14.99. It's a mystery....) See THIS for a BBC report on the late...
by Stanley
15 Sep 2019, 03:18
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10470
Views: 497950

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

My early morning hit of proper coffee! A simple pleasure but one of the highlights of any day. The full moon in a clear sky, it won't last today but something very majestic about seeing it floating up there. What a wonderful thing is centrifugal force! One of the nice things about the site is that I...
by Stanley
15 Sep 2019, 03:04
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1509
Views: 108520

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

Definitely David. Virtually everyone in the Isles is here because of 'economic migration'! Mind you, the Vikings and Saxons would have wondered what the hell you were on about! Look at the skills they brought us and the contributions they have made. If a real analysis is done, once they have bedded ...
by Stanley
15 Sep 2019, 02:56
Forum: DIY
Topic: Kitchen Refurb
Replies: 715
Views: 41341

Re: Kitchen Refurb

Kev, that's something I neglected when I did this kitchen. The wonder of it is that after twenty years the vinyl is just as good as the day it was laid, I asked for the best and must have got it!
I note you have a low level letter box..... Oh Dear...
by Stanley
15 Sep 2019, 02:44
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3315
Views: 174210

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

The go-to man for my dad was Phil Burman in Undergate in Stockport. I had completely forgotten him until you made your list David. Until recently we had one in Barlick Dennis ?. He used to work at Bristol Tractors in the 1950s and was a favourite of my mother. ("Such a nice young man".) His shop was...
by Stanley
15 Sep 2019, 02:38
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1990
Views: 148269

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

I think that it's inevitable David and all the real experts agree. The trouble is that nobody can predict when beyond the fact it will be a reaction to another event and become a double whammy.
'Financial Expert' has become a contradiction in terms, like 'Military Intelligence'.
by Stanley
15 Sep 2019, 02:34
Forum: Camping
Topic: Knight Stainforth Here We Come
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Re: Knight Stainforth Here We Come

You know what I always say about wether and appropriate clothing...... You reaped the benefit.
by Stanley
15 Sep 2019, 02:31
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1659
Views: 103063

Re: GOOD TV

I noted that Brexit had invaded the Albert Hall, did you clock the number of EU flags?
Mark Wright, I have an ancestor who was hung for murder in Australia but he had one burnt at the stake!
by Stanley
15 Sep 2019, 02:28
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1134
Views: 80572

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

You needed Dorothy's book David. She has good recipes for all types of bird. I love books like that Wendy. They remind us of proper cooking when everything was used. That's the brilliant part about Dorothy, she gives medieval recipes and the modern version. She uses words like 'Umbles' for the coars...
by Stanley
15 Sep 2019, 02:19
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9599
Views: 408491

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Sue, I think the writer of the Guardian article was getting slightly confused between lamb breast and pork belly. The cut actually includes what would be belly in a pig and skirt in a beast. He/She was right though about the waste. Offal is badly unused, oxtail is unsaleable in some regions of the S...
by Stanley
15 Sep 2019, 01:59
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2543
Views: 173706

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

He probably used a corruption of spaying. I suppose he meant castration or gelding. " “Spay” is derived from the Anglo-Norman espeier (to cut with a sword), but it ultimately comes from the classical Latin spatha (a broad, flat weapon or tool) and the Greek spathe (a broad blade), according to the C...
by Stanley
15 Sep 2019, 01:47
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4174
Views: 193651

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Unlucky! 70 years ago that would have meant a good chance of a crooked arm for life, hopefully today he'll be as good as new in 3 months when it has all settled down. (He'll get better Xmas presents on the sympathy vote!) Tell him that a well healed broken bone is stronger than the original. No need...
by Stanley
14 Sep 2019, 12:12
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2557
Views: 165230

Re: BOB'S BITS

"Justice Is a Black Woman." Title of a 2012 PBS documentary on Constance Baker Motley. Everybody remembers Thurgood Marshall, the Supreme Court Associate Justice whose first claim to fame was as the founder (and lead attorney) of the NAACP’s Legal Defense and Educational Fund, whence he masterminded...

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