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by PanBiker
13 Dec 2017, 00:03
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2034
Views: 129108

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Tripps wrote:
12 Dec 2017, 21:57
Just been on the phone to Uncle Jim who is from Preston - he used the phrase can't make moss nor sand on it" which I've never heard before, though the reference says it's common in the North of England.
Common usage in my family Tripps, previous generations all from Yorkshire.
by PanBiker
12 Dec 2017, 23:50
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2156
Views: 108048

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

I had a similar fall coming off Penyghent a few years ago, no bins involved just a slick bit hiding on a sloping path under snow. Fair shakes you up as well as taking the wind out of you. Take it steady for a while Tripps.
by PanBiker
12 Dec 2017, 17:05
Forum: Natural World
Topic: Squirrels
Replies: 11
Views: 1031

Re: Squirrels

Red rats, grey rats, they're still cute. That may be but the Greys don't belong here and are killing our own native species. It's the same with the Coypu or as they are known in France "Ragondin". They are also an introduced alien species which are an absolute menace around the lakes and rivers of ...
by PanBiker
12 Dec 2017, 16:43
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1146
Views: 81230

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

I had to learn colour spectrum theory during my apprenticeship into TV and electronics servicing. The CRT based colour TV's of the time all relied on the three primaries of Red, Green and Blue. Combinations of these at different intensities can produce any colour in the visible spectrum which is how...
by PanBiker
12 Dec 2017, 14:17
Forum: Natural World
Topic: Squirrels
Replies: 11
Views: 1031

Re: Squirrels

I'm with Plaques on this one, the greys are an introduced alien invasive species. They carry a virus to which they are immune to that has decimated our own native red squirrels. They are bigger and more voracious which gives them multiple advantage when invading habitat. Another American import we c...
by PanBiker
09 Dec 2017, 10:19
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2413
Views: 127202

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Dan used to eat spuds like apples, straight out of the ground when he was down at my dads allotment, plenty of scope there for other stuff as well. We never had to feed him when he had been helping his Granddad. I remember vividly when Dan was about six years old him ending up in tears in a small re...
by PanBiker
08 Dec 2017, 13:33
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2413
Views: 127202

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Our lad Dan turned off to anything other than raw vegetables and fruit when he was around 5 years old. He ate everything raw and kept it up for over 10 years until he went to college and uni. He had no childhood illnesses and perfect teeth, not a single filling. The only illness I can remember him h...
by PanBiker
08 Dec 2017, 10:13
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8175
Views: 350533

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Probably a bit of snow already over there, we have a bit in Barlick frozen hard, bound to be worse over the Herders.
by PanBiker
08 Dec 2017, 09:45
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8175
Views: 350533

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Got a heart stopping text this morning from our Jack, "Crashed car, I'm OK". Sally couldn't ring but I did, the lads at the side of the road waiting for recovery over the Herders somewhere around Stanhope. Apparently he shredded a tyre and ended up off the road. He's OK, safe and warm waiting for th...
by PanBiker
08 Dec 2017, 09:39
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 4705
Views: 221304

Re: POLITICS CORNER

DUP and the Irish PM say that there is still a lot of "detail" to work out. Apparently the plan, (although there are no details yet) includes a fall back option? I wonder if this will involve the magic money tree that the Tories seem to conjure up when events go tits up! It's another Neville Chamber...
by PanBiker
08 Dec 2017, 09:24
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 7761
Views: 303922

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Label is a bit of a give away there Stanley, burger maker by any chance?
by PanBiker
06 Dec 2017, 11:31
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 4966
Views: 222094

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

No but a consideration for next time, they kept their shape fairly well, an egg should help. The meatloaf is solid as I could compress it really well in the tin. The cup soup mix I put in worked very well as a flavour enhancer, I didn't like them as a soup so a bonus there, all good fun. :smile:
by PanBiker
06 Dec 2017, 11:02
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 4966
Views: 222094

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

My burgers were excellent although I will have to think again on formation. They survived in the pan but only just, not compressed enough. I had more pork mix than I could eat so I put the remainder in a small tin, shoved it in the oven and made a meatloaf for tea tonight.
by PanBiker
06 Dec 2017, 10:51
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 2968
Views: 193996

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Bit of a typo there Stanley, 1892 for the map and Pickles Hipping or Shitten Ginnel which ever takes your fancy for the kissing gate. Blame it on the duff finger. :extrawink:
by PanBiker
06 Dec 2017, 10:40
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 4705
Views: 221304

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Did anyone else get the feeling of de ja vu when Theresa May exited the meeting and made her statement the other day. Reminded me of Neville Chamberlain and his slip of paper, or have we this moment yet to come. I can only see a couple of ways out of this, reunification of Ireland with them as part ...
by PanBiker
05 Dec 2017, 16:49
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 4966
Views: 222094

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Our "new" 40 year old mincer attachment for our Kenwood turned up yesterday, (almost as good as new). I gave all the bits a good washing and then used it to turn a generous pork chop into mince for a first go at some pork burgers. I shoved an onion and a decent clove of garlic and two slices of well...
by PanBiker
05 Dec 2017, 15:33
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 3648
Views: 270225

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Depends what they deem to be "boundaries of your property" Tiz. Open Reach are responsible for all infrastructure up to and including the Master Socket and the incoming pair termination in the back box. Faceplate although provided as standard can be construed as user side as you can legally extend f...
by PanBiker
05 Dec 2017, 09:15
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2413
Views: 127202

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Good plan Stanley, better safe than sorry, your hands are precious and you don't need hampering in the shed. :good:
by PanBiker
04 Dec 2017, 18:13
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 4705
Views: 221304

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Theresa May is now between a proper rock and a hard place. PM in Ireland is all for the deal but the DUP have pulled the plug and will not accept any concessions that treat Northern Ireland and different to the rest of the UK as proposed to get the deal done. The narrow margin of majority diminishes...
by PanBiker
04 Dec 2017, 16:43
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 742
Views: 62764

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Ha! :biggrin2: :laugh5:
by PanBiker
04 Dec 2017, 10:56
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2156
Views: 108048

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Indeed Maz, Shed matters indicates a trip to the docs I would think. Double whammy if there is something else.
by PanBiker
04 Dec 2017, 10:43
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2314
Views: 129680

Re: SHED MATTERS 2

Old cutter, I reckon you may need a tetanus jab for that Stanley, give the surgery a ring.
by PanBiker
03 Dec 2017, 19:07
Forum: Favourite Walks
Topic: Favourite Walks and Rambles
Replies: 299
Views: 28812

Re: Favourite Walks and Rambles

Today's walk took us out via Fernbank and over the fields to cross Brogden Lane by Aynhams Farm. Back into the fields and down to the single span stone bridge over Cloggers Beck. Straight on over the field which was well cow trodden so some deep holes just right for twisting an ankle if not careful....
by PanBiker
03 Dec 2017, 13:13
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 4705
Views: 221304

Re: POLITICS CORNER

He was on Question Time this last week and one of the most measured and coherent in his replies.
by PanBiker
02 Dec 2017, 21:19
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Flying Visit
Replies: 15
Views: 245

Re: Flying Visit

Looks a bit of a mess Doc but glad you are scheduled for getting it sorted. (I took the liberty of reinserting your image with its URL rather than the image ref which only renders a thumbnail view. This version of the gallery handles images slightly differently than the original version. If you inse...

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