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by Stanley
12 Dec 2018, 09:25
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9044
Views: 402275

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Well done Gloria! That's it. In 1577 a party of McLeod raiders from Skye found most of the population of the island hiding in the cave, lit a fire at the entrance and suffocated an unknown number of them, thought to be over 100.
Next one?
by Stanley
12 Dec 2018, 07:55
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1016
Views: 83277

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Heard this morning on Today on R4.... An anonymous Tory MP, talking about the men in grey suits who run the Tory Party going into the Leader's office with a large whisky and a loaded gun for 'an honourable exit'. He said that this was dangerous because the mood she is in now she'd drink the whisky a...
by Stanley
12 Dec 2018, 07:19
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8164
Views: 374589

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

That's good news Margaret! You'll be as welcome as the flowers in Spring!
Maz, she knows that browbeating doesn't work and anyway it's bad for me.....
by Stanley
12 Dec 2018, 07:17
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3379
Views: 171375

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

No Maz, It's rapidly subsiding and is not a problem. No other pain either. I am looking after myself Cathy! I have decided to ring Jackie (she's looking after Jack) and get her to bring him back here after his afternoon walk at about 3PM so he can have his tea here. I shall just have frequent short ...
by Stanley
12 Dec 2018, 07:11
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 972
Views: 72261

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

Tomblands passed the time on nicely yesterday!
by Stanley
12 Dec 2018, 07:08
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2781
Views: 155596

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

My mind went back yesterday to 1947 when I was rushed into the Stockport Infirmary which was part of the old Workhouse system. I can still remember the bleak interiors, made no better by the neglect during the war. I told the two nurses who were looking after me in recovery about it and I don't thin...
by Stanley
12 Dec 2018, 06:01
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1045
Views: 85304

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Read THIS and weep..... No such thing as climate change? Never underestimate the capacity of the human race to be totally bloody stupid! Now we are driving the Reindeer and Caribou into extinction......
by Stanley
12 Dec 2018, 05:57
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 227
Views: 7510

Re: Shed Matters 3

All went well Lads. Bit of recuperation now but I shall be back!
by Stanley
12 Dec 2018, 05:56
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1323
Views: 91911

Re: GOOD TV

Watched the last episode of Mrs Wilson, I am as baffled now as I have been all though the series.....
by Stanley
12 Dec 2018, 05:55
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013
Replies: 397
Views: 27376

Re: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013

Looking at the amount of 'festive lighting' on display you would never think that energy prices were so high! Thinking about the shrinking footfall in the High Street and the growth in online shopping you'd almost think that the Crazy Gang in Pendle have an interest in internet shopping. Why else wo...
by Stanley
12 Dec 2018, 05:49
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS
Replies: 386
Views: 38029

Re: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS

Thinking about NHS cuts.... On the evidence of the standards and services that I am experiencing the system is coping well, quite magnificent service but I realise that this is mainly because of the political imperative to concentrate on cancer. Just before I was diagnosed a diktat was issued from N...
by Stanley
12 Dec 2018, 05:41
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3521
Views: 239264

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Thinking about energy.... Barlick never had local coal despite some small clues like the name Coal Pit Lane near Gisburn. There were probably some small local bell pits there exploiting outcrop seams from the Burnley coal field but very old and badly recorded, certainly not a reliable fuel supply fo...
by Stanley
12 Dec 2018, 05:25
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9044
Views: 402275

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

No takers? I'll give it one more day. Concentrate on the Isle of Eigg.
by Stanley
12 Dec 2018, 05:24
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 722
Views: 21446

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

I have no opinions about the weather yesterday! I didn't see any of it.... This morning first thing it was cold, calm dry and overcast. It's still the same. The glass is on 1016mb. The forecast is for a cold dry overcast day clearing later. The constant SE wind starts light and increases to moderate...
by Stanley
12 Dec 2018, 04:56
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2527
Views: 179044

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

The contractor had arrived on site on Monday morning and Graham said he was worried from the start. He said they didn’t seem to be very sure about what they were doing. They started to cut the floor and when they had opened up a narrow trench, started digging by hand. This was according to the schem...
by Stanley
12 Dec 2018, 04:54
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5747
Views: 282452

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Nil report really. Just a sandwich in recovery and fish chips and peas when I got home!
by Stanley
12 Dec 2018, 04:52
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9361
Views: 455970

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I listened to a few minutes and think I recognised all of them, I have bookmarked it Bodge and will go back.
How nice it is when a plan goes well......
by Stanley
12 Dec 2018, 04:48
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2887
Views: 145754

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Didn't need to 'stay the course'. They never started playing silly legal games, just got on with doing the job. That's why, after general anaesthetic and almost an hour on the table I am at home writing this. The same surgeon who operated before came to see me and told me they had taken on board my ...
by Stanley
12 Dec 2018, 04:41
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 416
Views: 38255

Re: Mobile Phones

Not worrying too much about it. Used it twice yesterday!
by Stanley
12 Dec 2018, 04:40
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 983
Views: 82349

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Two more good ones....

One bat to another as they hung upside down in their cave.... "What worries you most about getting older?" "Incontinence....."
by Stanley
12 Dec 2018, 04:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8164
Views: 374589

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Margaret, I know it's hard but rest easy, I am doing well and am cheerful about progress. I'll keep you in the loop. Even if you were here you couldn't do any more and you know I love you to bits so stop feeling guilty! I shall be taking things very easy and washing another batch of clothes. Actuall...
by Stanley
12 Dec 2018, 04:28
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5817
Views: 286375

Re: POLITICS CORNER

"Oh what a tangled web we weave....." Simply cancel the Article 50 letter and get on with the internal blood bath in the Commons. I disagree with everyone who isn't advocating that, the simple solution. All politics is local and I agree that the 'improvements' to parking are beyond insane. I don't t...
by Stanley
12 Dec 2018, 04:15
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3379
Views: 171375

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Thanks to all of you...... important support! Here's the story.... All went well yesterday. In Airedale at 7AM, in theatre at 9AM, in recovery at 10AM and home by 5PM. Nurses were lovely, surgeon very pleased with the op and the recovery. In short, a text book experience. The deep pathology will tak...
by Stanley
12 Dec 2018, 03:51
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2254
Views: 156109

Re: BOB'S BITS

This one slipped the net. FW: If a man . . . can make better chairs or knives, crucibles or church organs, than anybody else, you will find a broad hard-beaten road to his house. Emerson. Emerson never did say “build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.” But he said somet...
by Stanley
11 Dec 2018, 18:33
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3379
Views: 171375

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

It's been a good day, all has gone well and I am back home tucking into fish and chips. More tomorrow.....

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