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by Stanley
21 Nov 2018, 11:41
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2235
Views: 155598

Re: BOB'S BITS

My father taught me never to owe anyone anything, not even a kindness. Hetty Green Collis P. Huntington called Hetty Green “nothing more than a glorified pawnbroker.” Since Huntington himself was no angel, one is surprised to learn that Hetty wasn’t, either. Hetty was born Henrietta Howland Robinson...
by Stanley
21 Nov 2018, 10:59
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 201
Views: 6910

Re: Shed Matters 3

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/18160/medium One last look at this miserable object! Today I shall make and fit another one. https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/18159/medium I need to skim the bore in the flywheel to make sure it contains no surprises...
by Stanley
21 Nov 2018, 10:20
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5704
Views: 285415

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Thanks for the voice of sanity Richard. You made me feel better. Again!
by Stanley
21 Nov 2018, 10:18
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 684
Views: 20714

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

We've just been for our late morning walk and got caught in a snotty shower of rain. Not far off sleet......
by Stanley
21 Nov 2018, 08:11
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3246
Views: 169739

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

No Maz.... I have done all I can and now it's in the lap of the gods. I have no problem with that.... That's why I am not bothered about the wait.
Sue, we have them here as well but I don't feel I am a suitable case and don't want to load them. I shall support my own sky as long as possible!
by Stanley
21 Nov 2018, 08:08
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5710
Views: 281787

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

I've just had a happy hour cooking..... I fried some of Wendy's red onions in olive oil (they are very strong!) When they were just browning and nicely softened I added some chopped bacon and half cooked that. Then I added the spices and condiments and poured in a tin of chopped tomatoes and reduced...
by Stanley
21 Nov 2018, 07:11
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3246
Views: 169739

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

We'll see, I am not particularly worried....
by Stanley
21 Nov 2018, 07:06
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS
Replies: 372
Views: 37516

Re: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS

HERE'S some news from Huffington Post on the failure of the government to accurately assess the numbers of rough sleepers on our streets. Huff Post are often a reliable source and if this is correct it's a serious matter as the number of rough sleepers is often used as a barometer in deciding what ...
by Stanley
21 Nov 2018, 06:38
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1310
Views: 91387

Re: GOOD TV

I'm still persevering with Informer but my God, the plot desn't half jump about. Is it me or does anyone else get confused by too many flash backs?
by Stanley
21 Nov 2018, 06:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2089
Views: 146928

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Gas CH is of course part of the load we are putting on the atmosphere but I have to admit that it is a godsend on a day like yesterday. I never worry about the bill, it's such a good protection and as you get older I suspect it's even more beneficial.
by Stanley
21 Nov 2018, 06:34
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5710
Views: 281787

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

No dinner yesterday as I had to fast for the scan. I ended up doing a 22 hour fast but it didn't cause a problem. I had one Cumberland Sausage and the last of the mashed veggies for tea with 20gm of dark chocolate, nuts and one apple for afters. I quite like the normal 14 hour fast I have every day,...
by Stanley
21 Nov 2018, 06:30
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2818
Views: 144750

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Susan and I were talking about window-cleaning yesterday and she told me that her fortnightly visit cleaner was brilliant but he has one fault.... He tells Susan when the insides are dirty and nags her to clean them. I leave it to you to decide if this is a good thing!
by Stanley
21 Nov 2018, 06:27
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2744
Views: 154876

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

It was much easier 80 years ago to believe in Father Christmas. We could send Santa messages by burning them on the open fire and watching the letter vanish up the chimney. I can remember the day when I lost my innocence, it was at the works Xmas Party when Santa lost his false teeth as he was doing...
by Stanley
21 Nov 2018, 06:12
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2502
Views: 178304

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

By the time this incident happened we had completely renewed the brickwork settings and flues round the boiler. I had taken the opportunity to put some of my own ideas into effect while we had it down and did things like incorporate sliding expansion joints in the side walls. Ten years later there i...
by Stanley
21 Nov 2018, 05:06
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 684
Views: 20714

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

Margaret has been having hot weather in Perth as well Cathy. Yesterday was the worst sort of November day. The cold rain set in as per the forecast and I pity anyone who had to work outside in it. At 19:00 the cloud was broken, there was a cold east wind and it was just about dry. First thing this m...
by Stanley
21 Nov 2018, 04:55
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9262
Views: 454717

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Lovely! Actions like this are important. They are the rare reports that convince me that we still have an underpinning of humanity despite what global headlines tell us. (I hope they also blocked the entry to the pipe!) Later... see THIS Sky News report on the number of children addicted to gambling...
by Stanley
21 Nov 2018, 04:50
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3494
Views: 238075

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Some forgotten corners need removal, I made that decision when asked to advise on Dee Mill, but your example is one of the ones that we should conserve and I'm pleased to see a success story. I always read the Piloti column in PE because it draws attention to examples like these. I put my money wher...
by Stanley
21 Nov 2018, 04:37
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1314
Views: 100058

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

I first became interested in the global effects of volcanic eruptions when I read that Turners sky colours and the lurid sky in Edvard Munch's painting 'The Scream' were possibly a result of observing the effects of the eruption of Krakatoa in 1883. Later I found references in archaeology to other m...
by Stanley
21 Nov 2018, 04:28
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013
Replies: 330
Views: 26409

Re: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013

I am with Pluggy.....
I have unconfirmed reports that Beamsley village is suffering periods of low voltage in the electricity supply. This could be a normal variation, on the other hand it could be that someone is draining large volumes of current. I am intrigued.
by Stanley
21 Nov 2018, 04:09
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 385
Views: 37591

Re: Mobile Phones

My god, the little buggers are complicated! Beyond my pay grade. My defence is always ignore mobile phone calls, If it's someone genuine they will find me.....
by Stanley
21 Nov 2018, 04:00
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8976
Views: 401216

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I shall watch with interest!
by Stanley
21 Nov 2018, 03:58
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5704
Views: 285415

Re: POLITICS CORNER

P is quite right in my opinion China. Since 2010 and the advent of the dead hand of Tory DNA dragging us away from Europe and back towards the 19th century look at the results. Historically, the 2008 crisis was the natural result of thirty years of right wing monetarist economical thinking based of ...
by Stanley
21 Nov 2018, 03:44
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3246
Views: 169739

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Very thorough and quick experience at Airedale yesterday, left at noon back at 15:30. I see Hassan on the 29th and he will have the results. Slept like a log last night, the best healer. All good news again Ian! It shows how much work you have been putting in, these things don't happen by accident! ...
by Stanley
21 Nov 2018, 03:37
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8079
Views: 373391

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Having a quiet day after yesterday's excitement. Slept like a log so in good fettle this morning. A bit of quiet work in the shed I think for light entertainment!
by Stanley
21 Nov 2018, 03:31
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2235
Views: 155598

Re: BOB'S BITS

The taste of mole was the most repulsive I knew until I tasted a bluebottle. William Buckland Scholars label the 19th as “Darwin’s Century,” partly in tribute to the dominating importance of his On the Origin of Species (1859). Mainly it’s a recognition of Darwin’s precursors. Among these the geolog...

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