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by Stanley
26 May 2019, 11:49
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2438
Views: 162953

Re: BOB'S BITS

"If you believe that, I have a bridge I'd like to sell you." American popular saying, probably 'Anon.' When I was first in New York (my freshman year Thanksgiving break, 1961) I sent home a Brooklyn Bridge postcard explaining that I’d agreed to buy it, for a knock-down price, if only they’d send me ...
by Stanley
26 May 2019, 06:10
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9999
Views: 490466

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Never thought about that Cathy but you could be right..... I reckon he'll be a handful!
by Stanley
26 May 2019, 05:25
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 1006
Views: 29610

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

I heard that report Cathy and also noted that they found footsteps in it from 4,000 years ago when another storm revealed it.
by Stanley
26 May 2019, 04:01
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3232
Views: 160290

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

There are very few things in this world that you can be sure are utterly reliable. One of them is the tip on the cover of the Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy. "Don't panic!" Panic never helps!
by Stanley
26 May 2019, 03:46
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3092
Views: 168996

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/2109/medium Couldn't resist this. John Wilfred and Fly taking their ease at Hey Farm in 1976. We had a very high class of visitors at the farm in those days. Some better looking than others! https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/galler...
by Stanley
26 May 2019, 03:33
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 1006
Views: 29610

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

Good day, forecast was accurate, light rain came in just after 16:00. At 21:00 it was bright, breezy, dry and mild. This morning it was dry, overcast and a light breeze but still mild. We now have a very light mizzle. The glass is down on 1007mb. The forecast is for rain all day until 16:00 then cle...
by Stanley
26 May 2019, 03:25
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8858
Views: 399758

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

No shed today, my back has to heal up after yesterday's lapse of concentration. Grand Prix at 19:00.....
by Stanley
26 May 2019, 03:22
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Replies: 435
Views: 16317

Re: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

During the war we were taken out occasionally from school to collect hips from the hedgerows. Wendy is right, good source of Vitamin C. We got rose hip syrup free when it was available at the clinics we attended regularly. We were also taken out to pick potatoes up after the spinner had exposed them...
by Stanley
26 May 2019, 03:18
Forum: Favourite Walks
Topic: Favourite Walks and Rambles
Replies: 383
Views: 42985

Re: Favourite Walks and Rambles

"I am measuring my progression now by recovery time" I started using recovery time as an indicator when I realised I was getting old Ian. Time was when a good night's sleep repaired all the damage done the day before. Than I noted that it was taking longer! It's a very reliable indicator, in your c...
by Stanley
26 May 2019, 03:14
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3809
Views: 257026

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

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Chainsaw had tattoos.....
by Stanley
26 May 2019, 03:08
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9999
Views: 490466

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Ferrari losing the plot at Monaco and Lewis getting pole.

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My Great Grandson appears to have spider genes.....
by Stanley
26 May 2019, 02:42
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 6050
Views: 298074

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

All my mutton is on the bone..... Slow cooking is the way to go with any meat! Far better gravy.
Had steak pudding for dinner and small pork pie for tea both with peas. Slow cooked mutton all day yesterday, will cook veggies and make stew today.
by Stanley
26 May 2019, 02:36
Forum: Gardening
Topic: Gardening
Replies: 475
Views: 35271

Re: Gardening

That tunnel is a survivor Wendy..... Looks great!
by Stanley
26 May 2019, 02:35
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6525
Views: 308708

Re: POLITICS CORNER

"... slightly strange 'Rory' Stewart " I'm glad you said that David. I've always thought that but have refrained from seeming to make personal comment. I think he's weird! I think May will not be flitting until end July or even into August. I also think Ian is right.... the Tories will hang on unti...
by Stanley
26 May 2019, 02:21
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9818
Views: 433003

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I agree about steam launch but I am not so sure you are right about the position of the screws. Surely they are at the stern?
by Stanley
26 May 2019, 02:18
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 360
Views: 13414

Re: Shed Matters 3

Yes..... But you know how it is..... I shall nurse it, it will mend in a few days.
by Stanley
26 May 2019, 02:17
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2446
Views: 171393

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

David, you would be wasting your time. Both Cambridge and Oxford are notorious for their dislike of reprints.
by Stanley
25 May 2019, 12:24
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2438
Views: 162953

Re: BOB'S BITS

"There is nothing so agonizing to the fine skin of vanity as the application of a rough truth." Edward Bulwer Lytton, 1829. An exemplar of Victorianism, Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton, was born on May 25, 1803. He modeled his era for better and for worse, and in that he took after his fath...
by Stanley
25 May 2019, 09:20
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 360
Views: 13414

Re: Shed Matters 3

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/18867/medium You've seen this box many a time on the shelf under the outside bench. About two or three years ago in one of my clear outs I put all these bits in for long term storage and shoved them out of sight. This morning seemed like a g...
by Stanley
25 May 2019, 04:58
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 1006
Views: 29610

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

I think the forecast of rain at about 16:00 looks credible Kev.
We have had our walk, another perfect walk. There is a but more high cloud than yesterday which at the moment is partially obstructing the sun but that can change as our clear sky moves eastwards. Another mostly good day in prospect.
by Stanley
25 May 2019, 04:07
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2446
Views: 171393

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

I have another word for you David! I stumbled on it in David Omissi's book. 'Acephalous'. ""headless," 1731, from French acéphale + -ous or directly from Late Latin acephalus, from Greek akephalos. See a- (3) "not" + cephalo- "head." Principally in botany and zoology, but also "without a leader" (17...
by Stanley
25 May 2019, 04:01
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3092
Views: 168996

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

I was thinking about the recent report of a study which suggests that the rarity of public lavatories is inhibiting some people from going out, particularly the ladies. I can understand that and it got me to thinking about the subject..... I often say that one of the great attractions of home for me...
by Stanley
25 May 2019, 03:14
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3232
Views: 160290

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

If an item in your wardrobe consistently leaks dye in the wash, bin it!
Yes, the blue socks struck again!
by Stanley
25 May 2019, 03:09
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 1006
Views: 29610

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

Very pleasant yesterday but a stiffer breeze than forecast at times. At 20:30 it had calmed, we had a mainly clear sky but no late sun. First thing this morning it was calm and clear. just looked out and it's the same with dawn showing nicely in the east. The glass is up slightly at just over 1014mb...
by Stanley
25 May 2019, 02:57
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Replies: 435
Views: 16317

Re: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

I used to have a savings bank. A tin replica of a building and I have an idea they were given away by my dad's bank..... Only the bank could open them.

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