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by PanBiker
04 Apr 2020, 10:49
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7978
Views: 334377

Re: POLITICS CORNER

So, according to the news it looks like Keir Starmer has taken the ballot to be the next Leader of the Labour Party with Angela Rayner as Deputy Leader. Not my choice but I do get 50%. We will see how he shapes up and if Angela can keep him in the Socialist groove. It is now incumbent on all members...
by PanBiker
04 Apr 2020, 09:41
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4382
Views: 277930

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Soon to be a forgotten corner. I noticed yesterday that the former Vicarage on Skipton Road, last used as the Masonic Hall Lodge has now been demolished with only the foundations remaining. A small cluster of houses and a new building for the Masons use are due to be built on the site.
by PanBiker
04 Apr 2020, 09:20
Forum: Volunteering Opportunities
Topic: Blood Donors
Replies: 218
Views: 26684

Re: Blood Donors

A note in this thread about Coronavirus and blood donation. There is more information on the NHSBT Blood Donors site but the main gist is this. Donations have generally dropped off with some folk not attending due to the pandemic. Consequently there are shortages and supplies are a little depleted. ...
by PanBiker
04 Apr 2020, 08:40
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11419
Views: 523981

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Here is a variation on the theme Moonstone Rainbow. :smile:

Moonstone Rainbow.jpeg
Don't call it a Unicorn either, I was berated by our Ruby when she was about five years old. "No Granddad, it's not a Unicorn it's an Allacorn". OK love. :extrawink: :laugh5:
by PanBiker
04 Apr 2020, 08:24
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11419
Views: 523981

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

OK Maz they are a gay thing, so what? They are also a favourite choice of simple images that young children paint or draw. We are currently displaying one in our upstairs front bedroom window that our Carla did when she was about four years old. On the choice of images from young children. Carla was...
by PanBiker
03 Apr 2020, 21:59
Forum: Amateur Radio
Topic: Amateur Radio Homebrew (Shack Culture)
Replies: 229
Views: 33508

Re: Amateur Radio Homebrew (Shack Culture)

Later, tried the mobile microphone on air tonight and got positive reports from a couple of radio amateur friends, Alan who is just down the bottom of Gisburn Road and Chris who lives in Thornton in Craven. Both gave me Q5 which means good audio strength and tone, natural sounding so that is good en...
by PanBiker
03 Apr 2020, 18:31
Forum: Amateur Radio
Topic: Amateur Radio Homebrew (Shack Culture)
Replies: 229
Views: 33508

Re: Amateur Radio Homebrew (Shack Culture)

Furthered the microphone project a bit more this afternoon. Next job is to terminate the five core and screen cable from the Mic and PTT to the CAT 5 joint block. First job prepare the cable. https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/19917/medium Cable with outer jacket removed, I ha...
by PanBiker
03 Apr 2020, 16:50
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 867
Views: 62980

Re: Wildlife Corner

Never seen this before but today we had a mouse in broad daylight hoovering up the seeds under the bird feeding station in the front garden after the delinquent Starlings had visited.
by PanBiker
03 Apr 2020, 12:11
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 262
Views: 2496

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Did a top up shop at Aldi this morning, Scottish security guy on the door still entertaining the socially distanced queue. Trolleys are no longer locked so you don't need your quid. Floor is all marked out at the tills and they are regularly opening more tills to keep the queues down and moving smoo...
by PanBiker
03 Apr 2020, 11:06
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4135
Views: 178558

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

( but I still maintain you have to give up smoking for YOURSELF) Indeed, you have to have the commitment and will yourself. I set a date and set my stall out. Made it a bit of a ritual, chain smoked the last few fags so I knew how bad it was for me then dumped all the ash trays. Put my trusty Zippo...
by PanBiker
03 Apr 2020, 09:31
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4135
Views: 178558

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Easy for me it's 11 years, I quit when I knew I was getting grandchildren. Ruby goes up to secondary school this year, (where does time go?).
by PanBiker
03 Apr 2020, 09:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4843
Views: 207620

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

With reference to your previous post, perhaps you did have corona virus in February but from where or who would you have picked up the infection? World travel is easy and commonplace, (or was) and It could have been from the person at the supermarket who's brother had given her a hug when she picke...
by PanBiker
03 Apr 2020, 09:16
Forum: Amateur Radio
Topic: Signal Propagation
Replies: 59
Views: 12391

Re: Signal Propagation

It's there for anyone else that may drop by the thread. The Novice licence is relatively easy to pass for anyone of average intelligence and allows access to all the bands with low power (10w). You can communicate around the globe at that power level with simple wire antennas. Full access to the ban...
by PanBiker
03 Apr 2020, 08:42
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 262
Views: 2496

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

"Sally has been perfecting her design of facemasks and will go into production for folk that want one. " Ian, please ask Sally to put me down for two. Donation to Bosom Friends as payment? I'll pass that on, she's doing them for free but a donation to the group would be welcome. I'll pop them on th...
by PanBiker
02 Apr 2020, 21:28
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 262
Views: 2496

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

I heard a very convincing anecdote yesterday from some one who suspects they had it before Christmas - was ill, and recovered. Let's hope there are lots more, and a reliable test can confirm that soon. On the 9th January this year I posted this in the Medical Matters thread: "Notwithstanding my rec...
by PanBiker
02 Apr 2020, 15:19
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4843
Views: 207620

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

I have noticed over the last few months that amongst the various dents and depressions in my skull created by the entrance points for my craniotomy. I can now feel the head of one of the screws used to secure the bone flap back in place. It doesn't hurt or anything like that, it is just there. I ass...
by PanBiker
02 Apr 2020, 15:10
Forum: Amateur Radio
Topic: Signal Propagation
Replies: 59
Views: 12391

Re: Signal Propagation

Stanley wrote:
18 Feb 2019, 03:46
I can see the attraction though but too late for me!
I will put this here, not beyond the capabilities of anyone that has an interest. Particularly with the structured licencing schemes that are in effect now.

How to become a radio amateur in the UK
by PanBiker
02 Apr 2020, 14:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 262
Views: 2496

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

We are basically the same, not been to the supermarket for about a week not needed to. Later in the week maybe, see if they have re stocked on strong flour for bread aking. Freezer will be supplying our teas for tonight from previous batch cooking sessions. :extrawink: We do go out for a walk and ha...
by PanBiker
02 Apr 2020, 14:08
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 262
Views: 2496

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

With Trumps mismanagement they will be lucky to get away with less than 250,000 deaths. He's another bloke I would not share air with.
by PanBiker
02 Apr 2020, 14:04
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7978
Views: 334377

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I will use all means at my disposal to get rid of the Tories when we are allowed to continue the fight. Meanwhile I will continue as a keyboard warrior on social media which has the benefit of built in social distancing.
by PanBiker
02 Apr 2020, 13:58
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11419
Views: 523981

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Regular correct washing with soap and water is just as effective but you don't need water with hand sanitiser as long as it of the right composition, (80%) alcohol. Lots of Gin distillers are turning production to sanitisers for the healthcare sector as they have a ready supply of industrial grade e...
by PanBiker
02 Apr 2020, 13:15
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 530
Views: 45515

Re: Mobile Phones

Windows 10 describes programs as apps because it is a platform transportable OS. It is not just used used on computers but phones and tablets also. It's indirect competition to Android and IOS platforms. WhatsApp is probably the most versatile of the communication apps as it can be used for straight...
by PanBiker
02 Apr 2020, 12:16
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: OBITUARIES
Replies: 1233
Views: 107324

Re: OBITUARIES

Heart failure will certainly not have helped. My dad was hospitalised with a brain tumour but he officially died of an infection.
by PanBiker
02 Apr 2020, 12:12
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7978
Views: 334377

Re: POLITICS CORNER

and the Conservatives will claim that they saved the world and it is business as usual. Well I for one will not let them get away with the fact that they created the deficit in the NHS in the first place with 10 years of underfunding. Also the fact PM BJ is still spewing out the same rhetoric about...

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