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by Stanley
17 Jan 2019, 13:48
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2291
Views: 157906

Re: BOB'S BITS

Particulars are frequently fallible, but universals never. Occult philosophy lays bare Nature in her complete nakedness, and alone contemplates the wisdom of universals. Robert Fludd. Historians generally date the origins of modern science as ‘early modern.’ But they do so gingerly. It’s not only th...
by Stanley
17 Jan 2019, 09:53
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 273
Views: 9170

Re: Shed Matters 3

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/18359/medium I need to varnish the carriage and the wedge. The hooks are there to hang them up to dry. They can have a couple of days drying at least while I make the next bits.... https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/18...
by Stanley
17 Jan 2019, 07:00
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3552
Views: 176264

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Good! It's progress Maz. Remember it's often one pace back and two or three forwards....
by Stanley
17 Jan 2019, 06:29
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Replies: 380
Views: 12418

Re: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

:good:
by Stanley
17 Jan 2019, 06:22
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5964
Views: 291291

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Look at your own system for the answer to that! May says that she has the confidence of the House.... Well, the half of them that are Tories.... Corbyn throws the cat amongst the pigeons by demanding an assurance that 'No Deal' is taken off the table first. The Telegraph says this makes him a 'wreck...
by Stanley
17 Jan 2019, 06:13
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1785
Views: 140884

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

More on Equity Release by Lifetime Mortgages. See THIS report by the surveyors that house prices are in trouble due to Brexit. Remember that the companies who supply this market need a year on year price rise of 4%.
by Stanley
17 Jan 2019, 05:11
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2851
Views: 158753

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

The railways were big users of horses for local freight deliveries. They stuck with them until around 1950 and it was the Scammel Scarab that replaced them. At that time the main line stations had big stables associated with them. I can clearly remember when they were demolishing the stables at what...
by Stanley
17 Jan 2019, 04:59
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Replies: 380
Views: 12418

Re: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

I nagged her last night.......
by Stanley
17 Jan 2019, 04:58
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 803
Views: 23275

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

Rain on off yesterday but sky clearing in the afternoon and the wind was mare northerly than forecast, much colder. At 20:00 last night it was overcast, dry, breezy and colder. This morning we have very thin overcast, it's calm dry and colder, could be a frost later. The glass rose slowly all day ye...
by Stanley
17 Jan 2019, 04:45
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2969
Views: 149409

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Maz. Mainly the fact that I am so well at the moment, I can't help wondering if it's something to do with getting the cancer tumour out of my system. Also a lot more predictability in bowel movements and water management, things that often deteriorate as you get older. Only small changes but noticea...
by Stanley
17 Jan 2019, 04:33
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5815
Views: 286160

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

I cooked and mashed veggies to go with the lamb stew. It's quite splendid, I had it for dinner and tea and no cooking for a few days! I got some frozen sprouts, I think they are cheaper and better quality than a lot of the fresh ones.
by Stanley
17 Jan 2019, 04:31
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8307
Views: 380321

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Many happy returns Sue! I hope you enjoyed the meal.
I missed the shed yesterday, admin and cooking as usual. I'm hoping to get in there today.....
by Stanley
17 Jan 2019, 04:25
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9191
Views: 409750

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

That's because the manufacture of wine bottles in Australia was in its infancy in those days. I gave one to my mate John Martinez who was a wine merchant and he used it in the lectures he did.

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Try this oldie.....
by Stanley
17 Jan 2019, 04:16
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT
Replies: 1287
Views: 102383

Re: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT

That's good news for me Tiz because I cook in industrial quantities and many of my meals are reheated! Thanks for that.....
by Stanley
17 Jan 2019, 04:10
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9506
Views: 463717

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I like it P :biggrin2:

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I had a visit yesterday. So nice to see my daughters together and enjoying themselves......
by Stanley
17 Jan 2019, 03:59
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1074
Views: 86959

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

A sad story indeed Tiz and an example of unexpected effects of climate change on wildlife. Unfortunately this is a common story, I have seen reports about the effects of ocean warming on sea creatures. They swim North for cooler waters for a reason! I remember being impressed by Fruit Bats in NSW at...
by Stanley
17 Jan 2019, 03:52
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1370
Views: 102206

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

Shades of Napoleon and wallpaper!
When I was in Oz I noted the almost universal use of anti-mosquito sprays. Very effective but I did wonder about the affects on humans......
by Stanley
17 Jan 2019, 03:47
Forum: Photography
Topic: Photography Nuts & Bolts
Replies: 389
Views: 38742

Re: Photography Nuts & Bolts

Oh dear.... Another danger to be aware of!
by Stanley
17 Jan 2019, 03:40
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1038
Views: 85044

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

I heard that Tiz and it is a very perceptive statement.
by Stanley
17 Jan 2019, 03:39
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3552
Views: 176264

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

It all sounds good Ian. I know only too well that there is no certainty and until you get the results you will not be totally satisfied. Going on your progress so far my bet is on a good outcome.... but best of luck anyway. We all need that!
by Stanley
17 Jan 2019, 03:19
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5964
Views: 291291

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Nothing has changed. Not even May's strategy! Nigel Short was right. Thinking about cross party discussions, the driver for her slim majority was the Tory fear of a General Election and loss of seats. So many of the Tory replies were paeans of hatred towards Corbyn and 'Left Wing'. None of them admi...
by Stanley
16 Jan 2019, 14:17
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2291
Views: 157906

Re: BOB'S BITS

http://www.victorianweb.org/sculpture/williamson/13.html The web address where you can see detail of Wallsall's Sister Dora statue, and supporting text. In Wallsall, Christmas 1878, the town turned out for Sister Dora’s funeral. 18 railwaymen (in their working uniforms) carried her coffin into St. M...
by Stanley
16 Jan 2019, 07:04
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 273
Views: 9170

Re: Shed Matters 3

My kids tell me that my home is already a museum and that the chief exhibit is Granddad! :biggrin2:
by Stanley
16 Jan 2019, 04:55
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5815
Views: 286160

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

I extended the last of the stew with a tin of baked beans and sausages and it served for dinner and tea. During the day I slow-cooked a shoulder of Lamb in cider and the usual suspects. By teatime I had it deboned and back in the cooker with frozen peas and mixed vegetables. This is going to become ...

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