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by Stanley
20 Oct 2018, 12:36
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2202
Views: 152365

Re: BOB'S BITS

People ask what I am really trying to do with humor. The answer is, "I'm getting even." Art Buchwald. When contemporary politics puts me in somber mood—these days it’s continuous—I cry out for a gifted satirist, one who might survey our leading absurdities (or absurd leaders) and weaponize anger and...
by Stanley
20 Oct 2018, 12:33
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3024
Views: 163450

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

I suppose you're right....... :extrawink:
by Stanley
20 Oct 2018, 08:54
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3024
Views: 163450

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Maz, that does absolutely nothing for my peace of mind!
by Stanley
20 Oct 2018, 07:25
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3024
Views: 163450

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

No after effects at all thanks. A bit sensitive yesterday but I'm drinking a lot as per instructions and perfectly normal today. I watch and wait now for the return match when they actually cut it out and test it. I am not crossing any bridges until then! I was a bit down on all these tests but am g...
by Stanley
20 Oct 2018, 06:21
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Replies: 360
Views: 8273

Re: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

:good:
by Stanley
20 Oct 2018, 05:58
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2462
Views: 175274

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

Sorry about yesterday, I had other fish to fry..... Like many industries in the 19th century, the Lakeland Bobbin turning industry relied heavily on child labour. When regulation arrived especially in the early 20th century it hit the industry hard as they were working on very small margins and ther...
by Stanley
20 Oct 2018, 05:29
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2684
Views: 151273

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

I was reminded yesterday by the technical marvels of Mick's new Rav 4 petrol hybrid how much things have changed in the last 60 years! Thinking back to the Dormobile, nothing technical about it at all. The only concession to modern design was the fact it had a steering column gear change to keep the...
by Stanley
20 Oct 2018, 04:09
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9162
Views: 447522

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Saudi Arabia has made a partial admission about the murder in the embassy. More to come on this I am sure. Mick's new car, a hybrid petrol Rav 4. It has so many systems on it that it's like being in a space ship! So quiet as well, Susan has very sensitive hearing aids and she said that contrary to h...
by Stanley
20 Oct 2018, 04:04
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS
Replies: 362
Views: 35612

Re: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS

My day at Airedale was interesting, clean, well staffed and perfect service, absolutely top marks. One thing that struck me was that Susan asked to be informed when I had finished in endoscopy and they gave her a bleeper. It worked perfectly! Are we just lucky round here? We hear so many dire storie...
by Stanley
20 Oct 2018, 03:59
Forum: Stanley's View
Topic: A SENSE OF PLACE.
Replies: 18
Views: 278

Re: A SENSE OF PLACE.

I've noted how many page views this article has had. You never know what is going to grab people!
by Stanley
20 Oct 2018, 03:56
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3437
Views: 233857

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/4967/medium Butts chimney in 1978. It was stone built and hexagonal. It has been shortened in this pic for safety as it was redundant then I think. Around 1860 it had a 40ft brick extension added to it when Bracewell bought the Ingleton coal...
by Stanley
20 Oct 2018, 03:49
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 642
Views: 17981

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

We had a grass frost later yesterday morning, another good day, more cloud and two degrees cooler but a good one with long sunny spells. This morning first thing we had broken cloud, dry, calm and cool. It's the same now but perhaps a bit more cloud cover. The glass is up slightly at a shade under 1...
by Stanley
20 Oct 2018, 03:38
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2197
Views: 156500

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Have we considered 'lish' meaning supple? It slipped out of my lips yesterday while climbing on and off examination couches. Is it common or local to Yorkshire?
by Stanley
20 Oct 2018, 03:36
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2764
Views: 140647

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Don't allow memories of medical procedures from 30 years ago to influence you. Yesterday was light years different from then and no problem at all.
by Stanley
20 Oct 2018, 03:33
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5666
Views: 276602

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Susan and I had Fish and chips when we got back from the hospital. For tea I had a cold Scotch egg and some nuts, not hungry after the big helping at dinner time. We got them at what used to be Bizzie Lizzie's on the Square and they were very good, particularly the batter on the fish.....
by Stanley
20 Oct 2018, 03:30
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: PET'S CORNER
Replies: 747
Views: 75832

Re: PET'S CORNER

That's a bright intelligent cat! It will do well......
Jack gave no problems staying at Susan's overnight and made friends with one of the cats, it slept with him. He's back in the groove now and we shall have a normal day.
by Stanley
20 Oct 2018, 03:26
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7902
Views: 365393

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

"Last Friday I had sent her a thank you card for everything she had taught me, I am so glad I did." That was just right Sue. My dad always said "Don't send flowers to a funeral. give them to people while they are still alive!" That's what you did. By coincidence I got word this morning that a boyho...
by Stanley
20 Oct 2018, 03:17
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Replies: 360
Views: 8273

Re: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

One of my boyhood friends died yesterday. His grand daughter has found me on tinternetwebthingy and wants funny stories for her funeral oration. A practical use for childhood memories!
by Stanley
20 Oct 2018, 03:14
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5612
Views: 280198

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Quite Tiz.
There would appear to be no political news this morning. The calm before the storm?
by Stanley
20 Oct 2018, 03:03
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: OBITUARIES
Replies: 1003
Views: 89952

Re: OBITUARIES

Got news this morning that my boyhood friend Bill Rae died yesterday. His grand daughter Rachel sought me out and contacted me via the site. Modern communications can come in handy at times!
by Stanley
20 Oct 2018, 03:00
Forum: DIY
Topic: Getting on...(camper van tales)
Replies: 241
Views: 13952

Re: Getting on...(camper van tales)

Lovely posts....Nice to know you and Dave are out and about Maz.
by Stanley
20 Oct 2018, 02:57
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3024
Views: 163450

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

It's so small they will cut it out Wendy and I'm expecting day surgery. In bed at 21:00 last night and slept like a log. No pain at all in waterworks and yes, I am drinking a lot! They were quite interested when I told them I had had a cystoscopy over thirty years ago, before they were born I suspec...
by Stanley
20 Oct 2018, 02:49
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8861
Views: 393568

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

You're almost there Tiz. Forgive me for wanting you to expand a little further. Where are they?
by Stanley
20 Oct 2018, 02:42
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4047
Views: 326135

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

"to have to be constantly on your guard against such attacks is becoming tiresome."
I agree with you David, the modern equivalent of the door to door salesman or perhaps midges in the Scottish Summer. And of course it could be random!
by Stanley
20 Oct 2018, 02:35
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1700
Views: 135653

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

An appropriate name for a broker....
"On second thoughts, I think it best to stow it away in the old oak chest"

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