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by Stanley
25 Sep 2018, 13:50
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1284
Views: 85683

Re: GOOD TV

If you want some really scary stories see Mystery Playhouse at 10;45 each morning this week on R4. It was the Erl King today and The Bloody Chamber yesterday........
by Stanley
25 Sep 2018, 13:46
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2173
Views: 150949

Re: BOB'S BITS

Six feet of ground or as much more as he needs, as he is taller than most men. King Harold's legendary response to King Harald's demand for English territory, Stamford Bridge, 1066. In his The Isles: A History (1996) Norman Davies took pains to point out that “old England” (before Chaucer, perhaps e...
by Stanley
25 Sep 2018, 09:38
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 131
Views: 1365

Re: Shed Matters 3

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/17861/medium I started the day by cutting the rest of the operating lever down to the same thickness as the rest. It worked out just right and enabled me to file the stud on top of the pillar down so it looked tidy. https://www.oneguyfrombar...
by Stanley
25 Sep 2018, 06:14
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5620
Views: 272193

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

You are an example to us all Ma'am.....
by Stanley
25 Sep 2018, 06:05
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2728
Views: 137972

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

I'm too busy to be stargazing China beyond checking the overcast for the local weather!
All going well this morning, all my jobs done including cooking and I am ready for the shed.
by Stanley
25 Sep 2018, 05:53
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 131
Views: 1365

Re: Shed Matters 3

:good:
by Stanley
25 Sep 2018, 05:52
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5549
Views: 275740

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Later..... THIS Opinion in the Express about Labour plans for water was entirely predictable. They say that utility bills will go up £2,000 annually. Really? I suspect that this is pure knee-jerk reaction. Just think how the segment of the water deal which says that the top men will have to reapply ...
by Stanley
25 Sep 2018, 04:32
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2437
Views: 173181

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

One matter that comes up frequently is the reason why the cross compound engine was so popular when it took up far more room than a tandem and had no more power for the equivalent cylinder size, steam pressure and speed. The answer lies in the importance for the weaving shed of delivering a smooth d...
by Stanley
25 Sep 2018, 04:00
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 931
Views: 68296

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

Still ploughing through Woodward. A story of chaos, still depressing but I feel I have to read it!
by Stanley
25 Sep 2018, 03:59
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 610
Views: 16526

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

Clear and chilly with plenty of sun and fluffy white clouds yesterday. At 19:30 last night it was dry clear and cold, almost cold enough for a frost to develop. This morning it is the same with a brilliant almost full moon. The glass is up slightly at 1031mb, very high. The forecast is for an even b...
by Stanley
25 Sep 2018, 03:51
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3405
Views: 230935

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/5813/medium The winding road at Greenberfield locks was a case in point. Laycock's buses could just about negotiate the hump backed bridges and sharp bends. That's why the new road from Coates to Gill was built. In case you are curious, this...
by Stanley
25 Sep 2018, 03:46
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2728
Views: 137972

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

How good it feels to be up in good time and well abreast of a busy schedule. I often think this is the best recipe for a happy life in retirement and is perhaps also a good defence against some of the ills of old age. I recommend it to all of you. (How long would I last if I sat on the sofa all day ...
by Stanley
25 Sep 2018, 03:42
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7820
Views: 357795

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

I hope she recovers Sue but unfortunately life can be cruel.

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Making slow but steady progress in the shed....
by Stanley
25 Sep 2018, 03:37
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: OBITUARIES
Replies: 997
Views: 88879

Re: OBITUARIES

But you have P and I agree with you. Think back to our actions against the Mau Mau, totally forgotten today but every government has dark corners it would rather were not mentioned and a favourite tool is to cry "Racism". US and the Me Lai massacre. Abu Grave... 40 children killed in a rocket strike...
by Stanley
25 Sep 2018, 03:29
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1684
Views: 133834

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

Good one Tiz! See my remarks about Angela King and the spokeswoman for the CBI in Politics. These people pop up and defend the indefensible on the assumption that we are all mugs. They forget that there are people out here who are older and wiser than them and can see right through them. As Marvin t...
by Stanley
25 Sep 2018, 03:23
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2642
Views: 148913

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

I sharpen my craft knife blades, they won't get rich off me! I remember giving mine to David Whipp one day when he was spreading some FYM for me in the front garden and as soon as he saw it he said "Ah! Someone else who sharpens disposable blades!". https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/galler...
by Stanley
25 Sep 2018, 03:04
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 3972
Views: 322126

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Unfortunately that is no less than the truth. Big Data rules. OK?
by Stanley
25 Sep 2018, 03:03
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1284
Views: 85683

Re: GOOD TV

That was good wasn't it. Beautifully portrayed as well, the half smile as she did the reveal and said that they had jumped to the conclusion she was a downtrodden Muslim wife when in fact she was smarter than any of them! A very good point..... Normally I avoid fly on the wall documentaries but the ...
by Stanley
25 Sep 2018, 03:00
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 131
Views: 1365

Re: Shed Matters 3

Ah! Makes sense knowing that. I hope you weren't disappointed Kev! It's growing slowly....
by Stanley
25 Sep 2018, 02:57
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8758
Views: 386750

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

That too.....!
by Stanley
25 Sep 2018, 02:49
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5549
Views: 275740

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Brexit..... As was the case with the referendum they are having to make a decision without knowing what the enemy is. Covering all the bases and a bit of wait and see looks to be the only option. Not surprisingly I like the attitude on private ownership of the commanding heights, high time we had a ...
by Stanley
25 Sep 2018, 02:28
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5620
Views: 272193

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

I went the opposite way Maz. I haven't cooked a stew for a while so I chucked some mutton chops and a kidney into the slow cooker with a tin of chopped tomatoes and some frozen mixed veggies yesterday. I had Sausage and tomato and onion (with pilchard Maz!) for dinner, and the same but with a bunch ...
by Stanley
25 Sep 2018, 02:17
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9068
Views: 439942

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Nature red in tooth and claw..... I hate the bits of wild life programmes where one animal is killing another. I know it's life but...... Later.... Read THIS and reflect on the fact that outsourcing the Probation service to private contractors is yet another Grayling initiative that has failed to th...
by Stanley
24 Sep 2018, 13:31
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2173
Views: 150949

Re: BOB'S BITS

When the lunatic is met with ideas incompatible with his delusion he distorts facts , , , to preserve the inner consistency of his delusions. E. Franklin Frazier, 1927. E. Franklin Frazier (the ‘E.’ is for Edward) was born in Baltimore on September 24, 1894. It was impossible for him not to become r...
by Stanley
24 Sep 2018, 13:28
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 960
Views: 79418

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

"When the lunatic is met with ideas incompatible with his delusion he distorts facts , , , to preserve the inner consistency of his delusions. E. Franklin Frazier, 1927."

This quote from Bob's Bits today hits the nail on the head with some of the statements we have been hearing about Brexit.

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