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by Stanley
23 Nov 2020, 13:38
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12390
Views: 567225

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Yes I knew that but why should that make them 50% more expensive? That's what's puzzling me. Same gloves, same manufacturer just no powder.
by Stanley
23 Nov 2020, 13:28
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13461
Views: 513352

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

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There is a direct connection between this building and Bancroft Shed. What is it?
by Stanley
23 Nov 2020, 12:04
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12390
Views: 567225

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Not sure what's going on here.... I went online this morning to order 2 boxes of Safetouch Medium blue vinyl powdered gloves. I went to the same place I got the last ones, Amazon, and they were £7 a box of 100. They pointed me at powder free gloves at £4 a box more, almost £12 a box. I did another s...
by Stanley
23 Nov 2020, 09:13
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 12636
Views: 476264

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Two hours in the shed.....

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A morning of fiddly bits and pieces but we have the exhaust and steam connections ready to fit. All these things take time!
by Stanley
23 Nov 2020, 09:06
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 3031
Views: 180342

Re: BOB'S BITS

I'm keeping on top of it Cathy but without being a nuisance to Paulette. She has had her plate full!
by Stanley
23 Nov 2020, 09:01
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 881
Views: 32958

Re: Shed Matters 3

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/21462/medium I took the lid off the steam chest and then immediately decided that I wanted to attend to the exhaust and steam connections first. Small bronze bits means the 1927 lathe in the front room and a lot of fiddling. https://www.oneg...
by Stanley
23 Nov 2020, 05:56
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1954
Views: 31625

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

I know I am going out on a limb here and feel free to hurl accusations of Scrooge at me but I am fed up with all this talk about 'Saving Xmas'. Xmas is quite safe and has been for the last 2,000 years. What is being argued for isn't Xmas but our treatment of it. Family gatherings are the most benefi...
by Stanley
23 Nov 2020, 05:10
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1974
Views: 112225

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

:biggrin2: :good:
by Stanley
23 Nov 2020, 05:09
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 3031
Views: 180342

Re: BOB'S BITS

I got mail from Paulette this morning. "Bob is recovering and now able to make his own phone calls, Eat, dress, take a shower (sitting down), and generally own his life again. Thinking, when people talk fast can get pretty tiring, but some of the fastest talkers don’t say anything worth listening to...
by Stanley
23 Nov 2020, 04:44
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1579
Views: 95020

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

I finished PE for this week and gave 'Underland' another chance. It only took one chapter to convince me that my first impression was correct. Not for me!
I shall have a look in the library and see if anything jumps out at me. Probably an old favourite!
by Stanley
23 Nov 2020, 04:31
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 2011
Views: 53052

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

The forecast was good yesterday and we had a bright day but by 21:00 it was overcast and raining. First thing this morning the sky was clear, it was dry and cool and a light breeze. It's the same now but cloud is coming in and some stars are obscured. The glass is up slightly on 1020mb. The forecast...
by Stanley
23 Nov 2020, 04:23
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 7142
Views: 338647

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Steak pudding and veggies for breakfast. Pork pie and veggies for tea.
I fancy cooking mince and onions today......
by Stanley
23 Nov 2020, 04:21
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3901
Views: 197614

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/5527/medium I used to go through the Trough of Bolland regularly as an alternative way from Barlick to Lancaster. A large reservoir was built at Slaidburn in the late 19th century and they opened a quarry and installed railway lines and mach...
by Stanley
23 Nov 2020, 04:08
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Social Media
Replies: 111
Views: 5690

Re: Social Media

The best advice I ever had about a password was to pick a quotation you loved and use a section out of that. eg. 'MANDIASKI'
by Stanley
23 Nov 2020, 04:04
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 12636
Views: 476264

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

It is Sue, I think I must be getting old! I think I'll have a look at the valve today but I know that as soon as I take the lid off the steam chest I will want to put the pad on it for the steam pipe and that will lead on to the exhaust port. If I do those two I can put the 7BA tap away for a while....
by Stanley
23 Nov 2020, 03:58
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4710
Views: 200442

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

I feel such sympathy for you all. I have always said I am lucky, I can sleep anywhere at any time but on my present schedule I am like clockwork, always asleep by 21:00 or even earlier and always awake just after 02:00. If I wake up I just roll over and go to sleep again. I wish there was a trick to...
by Stanley
23 Nov 2020, 03:53
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4860
Views: 303386

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

It's definitely a loss and will be even more so when it is given it's tiles or slates. We could see 40 miles out in that direction on a clear day.
by Stanley
23 Nov 2020, 03:49
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 921
Views: 19349

Re: Seen in the News

And the well-known phenomenon of liquification of the ground when shaken by an earthquake.
by Stanley
23 Nov 2020, 03:46
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8727
Views: 357768

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Peter, I have just about lost the will to live never mind spend 30 minutes to someone telling me how I am being screwed. Sorry but like Ian I am beyomd reasonable explanations. I want to see our whole rotten political system collapse and who knows, that might be exactly where this self seeking lot a...
by Stanley
23 Nov 2020, 03:41
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12390
Views: 567225

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Timely reminder Gloria. There are crooks out there looking for easy money. Don't give them yours! Catalytic converters. Many years ago when they were relatively new, My mate Les, the tinsmith at REW, had a lucrative trade making new cases for rusted out converters. He didn't bother about putting the...
by Stanley
23 Nov 2020, 03:32
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2999
Views: 196870

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

I think we have all recognised where he is getting his ideas from. The Playing Fields of Eton....
Why do we put up with it? What is it with the Brits and their reverence for tradition and the officer class? Are we simply idle?
by Stanley
23 Nov 2020, 03:27
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13461
Views: 513352

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Correct in every detail. Full marks Ken. The air shaft with the frozen water was off piste really but looks as though it did the job and knitted the two tunnels together in your mind. Perfect answer!
Next one for shaving?
by Stanley
23 Nov 2020, 03:16
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2589
Views: 173255

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

I thought about you all when I read PE this week and saw the article by Old Sparky. He likes Octopus and wants them to get across this problem they seem to have.

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by Stanley
22 Nov 2020, 13:28
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8727
Views: 357768

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Isn't it strange that we are are sat here calmly discussing the internal workings of the US belief system when in 39 days we sever the last tenuous connections with the EU. Not even time enough to agree and produce the necessary translations of the treaty documents for the 27 EU members who have to ...
by Stanley
22 Nov 2020, 13:19
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13461
Views: 513352

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Right. Now knit what you know together and tell me what the original object was and how all the clues combine.

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