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by Stanley
24 Jun 2018, 05:13
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 472
Views: 11534

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

At 21:00 last night it was almost clear, a light wind and cool but dry. This morning first thing it was reasonably clear but by the time we went out for our walk at 05:15 it was calm with a heavy mist that had come down in the east and was blocking the sun. By the time we got back home the sun was b...
by Stanley
24 Jun 2018, 04:04
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7423
Views: 330968

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

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Moving slowly forward with the cylinder in the shed. Very satisfying work resurrecting old work!
by Stanley
24 Jun 2018, 04:02
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8418
Views: 360895

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

You are on the right track Tiz, I'll leave it one more day and then come clean. Clue, it's in Patterson, NJ.
by Stanley
24 Jun 2018, 04:00
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1262
Views: 91757

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

That's quite amazing Tiz.
by Stanley
24 Jun 2018, 03:57
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5227
Views: 258293

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Exactly right both of you in my opinion. I listened to a bit of Question Time yesterday and heard people saying it was simply a political ploy.... The big industries like BMW and Airbus have to act now and they are not going to get any reassurance from the Brexiteers. I remember when an unexpected w...
by Stanley
24 Jun 2018, 03:50
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2108
Views: 146304

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

My problem with persiflage or banter comes when it spills over into bullying. I was on the receiving end of that at one point at school at a very vulnerable time and I have never forgotten it.
by Stanley
24 Jun 2018, 03:47
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: OBITUARIES
Replies: 971
Views: 83981

Re: OBITUARIES

I saw the end of a TV programme on her last night and will go back to it. From what I saw she was quite amazing and very gentle.....
by Stanley
24 Jun 2018, 03:46
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1244
Views: 80693

Re: GOOD TV

Hidden last night was a bit dire. Not much on the plot but many disturbed people and nasty consequences. A bit more plot please!
by Stanley
24 Jun 2018, 03:43
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2518
Views: 127910

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

I think you all know now that they were in the place I should have looked at first! In the pot where I keep my loose change. Nice to have them back in my pocket where they always live.... John Wilfred Pickard used to lose his keys so he had them all on strings round his neck! Perhaps that's today's ...
by Stanley
24 Jun 2018, 03:38
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Winged Heroes
Replies: 431
Views: 54939

Re: Winged Heroes

I've only seen them once at very low altitude one morning at Ellenroad. I have never forgotten it......
by Stanley
24 Jun 2018, 03:36
Forum: Gardening
Topic: Gardening
Replies: 400
Views: 26717

Re: Gardening

Most of the Youtube fraternity seem to use Gopro cameras and get good quality. I've always resisted the urge but if I did give in that's where I would go I think. In passing..... I don't mind a bit of gentle banter or 'joshing' but my hackles go up when I hear someone explaining crude behaviour such...
by Stanley
24 Jun 2018, 03:31
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Replies: 145
Views: 2411

Re: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

Cathy, I thought you and Maz might know how we felt..... I like the idea of reins on kids, they tend to dart!
Remember the gloves that were tethered together on a string through your sleeves?
by Stanley
24 Jun 2018, 03:25
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8716
Views: 410367

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I regularly lose the tool I used two minutes ago in the shed Maz. You get so engrossed in what you are doing you put it down in a different place and when you reach for it it's gone! That was what happened to my keys yesterday, I had something engaging my attention and varied from my routine. Nice w...
by Stanley
24 Jun 2018, 03:18
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5435
Views: 255240

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Nice to see you coming round to my weekly treat David. Not a lot of pastry on a good steak pie. Yesterday I had scotch egg and peas for dinner and Smoked Finnan Haddock with butter pepper and peas for tea. A Kathy trifle and nuts for afters.
by Stanley
23 Jun 2018, 12:37
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8716
Views: 410367

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Later still.... I solved my mystery which somehow I'd created myself. It was the BBC that was wrong. Somehow I had logged into the internet version of R4 on about 20 minutes catch up, bit like starting from the beginning of a programme on the TV. So once again, it was all my fault.....
by Stanley
23 Jun 2018, 12:34
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2064
Views: 146210

Re: BOB'S BITS

If you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Wilma Rudolph. Some people should be as famous for the disadvantages they faced as for their successes, and among these rarities we find Wilma Glodean Rudolph. She was a premature baby, born weak and light in the un...
by Stanley
23 Jun 2018, 10:20
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8716
Views: 410367

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

That must be annoying..... I have just noticed that the BBC says it is 11:03 and my screen says it is 11:19. I shall shut down and start up again and see if it cures it.....
No, it's still wrong....... Could it be the end of the world?
by Stanley
23 Jun 2018, 09:23
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2578
Views: 151216

Re: SHED MATTERS 2

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/17263/medium Today is clean up day. These parts have been sat in a drawer for 80 years and have light corrosion and dirt on them. I did them all the same way, a good brushing with a freshly sharpened wire brush and if appropriate, polishing ...
by Stanley
23 Jun 2018, 07:24
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7423
Views: 330968

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Sounds as though you are organised Sue. I am in the shed doing useful things but came back on now as I saw the internet had re-established itself after a 2 hour rest...... (and I have found my keys!)
by Stanley
23 Jun 2018, 07:22
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8716
Views: 410367

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

The good news is that my keys reappeared! It was my fault, I'd chucked them in the pot where I keep my loose change.... Obvious really but it was the one place I hadn't looked. I had a search of the rubbish bin and the dirty washing this morning and then on an afterthought, looked in the pot. Very s...
by Stanley
23 Jun 2018, 07:17
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 472
Views: 11534

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

Much later because the internet went AWOL for a couple of hours..... We had a nice walk. There is more cloud than forecast so we haven't had the promised sun. Never mind, we'll get fed up with it in the next few days.
by Stanley
23 Jun 2018, 04:33
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8716
Views: 410367

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Later..... My brother Leslie found THIS on Tinternetthingy and sent me the link. Well worth watching. His interest was that Allied Ironfounders, the firm behind the test was the one my father worked for. Our present leaders would do well to watch this and reflect what can still be done to improve ho...
by Stanley
23 Jun 2018, 03:57
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Replies: 145
Views: 2411

Re: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

I've always thought that the greatest gift we give our children is stability. At one point when I was about 12 years old my mother disappeared. We had no idea what had happened and father never explained it to us. We had to adjust and it was painful. Then after about 3 months I think, she suddenly r...
by Stanley
23 Jun 2018, 03:48
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1244
Views: 80693

Re: GOOD TV

The Bridge last night was excellent and the last episode ever next Friday is going to be a corker. Very seldom any TV programme engages me completely but this does!

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