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by Tripps
22 Aug 2019, 11:34
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1632
Views: 102576

Re: GOOD TV

There's a lot of fuss being made recently about a drama called 'Peaky Blinders' . I haven't watched it but I understand it's about a gang in early 20th century, in the Small Heath area of Birmingham who have as their trademark, razor blades sewn into the peaks of their flat caps in order to use them...
by Tripps
22 Aug 2019, 11:19
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10386
Views: 496450

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

How do you decide to buy? Do you get a professional survey done before making the offer, or do you just have the two days to investigate the physical, and legal aspects (e.g. are the sellers the actual owners) of property? Does the vendor provide you with the result of such a survey, if so how can i...
by Tripps
22 Aug 2019, 09:56
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1974
Views: 147820

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

We've never paid interest on our credit cards So - that's you, Stanley, and me too. I'd lay a shade of odds that P doesn't either. :smile: Is it not the case that if no one at all paid interest on credit cards, the banks would make no profit, and stop doing them? Once again the richer and more inte...
by Tripps
21 Aug 2019, 12:52
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2512
Views: 173082

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

There's an area in London called 'Elephant and Castle'.

I'd always been led to believe it was a corruption of a pub name 'Infanta di Castile

Might have to have a Stewards' Enquiry into that now. :smile:
by Tripps
21 Aug 2019, 10:21
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 18
Views: 227

Re: Seen in the News

I think this is good news. . . HS 2 Review Having ventured out of the parish last weekend, and circumnavigated almost the entire M25, (not entirely voluntarily) I came to the conclusion that the whole of the South East is very overcrowded, and that HS2 should be cancelled, and the money spent on new...
by Tripps
21 Aug 2019, 09:19
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 756
Views: 59299

Re: Wildlife Corner

I cut the front grass yesterday, and noticed that there were no butterflies at all on the Buddleia. Well actually just one. Ah thinks I - I'll photograph that and present it as evidence of global warming / second ice age . (Take your pick). The photo was rubbish - not good enough to post , and whils...
by Tripps
20 Aug 2019, 08:58
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 756
Views: 59299

Re: Wildlife Corner

We had an outdoor family gathering with meal on Sunday. The star of the show - leaving aside the new baby who won hands down - was a wasp who took a fancy to a small piece of roast chicken, and after inviting all his friends, had the best Sunday lunch they'd had for a while, closely observed by the ...
by Tripps
20 Aug 2019, 08:45
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1974
Views: 147820

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

I don't think 'debt' should be transferred, or bought by , or sold to, any third party.

Discuss. :smile:
by Tripps
20 Aug 2019, 08:41
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 6278
Views: 301515

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Never heard of Pan Yan Pickle, Rajah's Pickle or Hoe's Brown Sauce. I'm not surprised - I think they were all local from small producers in the Manchester area. Another company has revived the Rajah brand, but no connection. I was genuinely surprised that Pan Yan had gone. Here's all I can find on ...
by Tripps
20 Aug 2019, 08:34
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1124
Views: 90920

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

I didn't think much of any of this year's offerings. I still like the one that won a couple of years ago - "I just had one of those holidays of a lifetime - never again" :smile: PS Just found this perceptive comment from Margaret Ashworth (of Clitheroe I think) The Swedish (aha, another joke about v...
by Tripps
20 Aug 2019, 08:31
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6944
Views: 313607

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I listened to Radio 4 this morning - an interview with Diane Abbot. They tried to get the Labour policy on Brexit out of her. I understood that given the opportunity, they would negotiate a new agreement with the EU, then have a referendum, in which 'remain' would be an option - and she would campai...
by Tripps
19 Aug 2019, 21:35
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6944
Views: 313607

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I think perhaps you're making it more complicated than necessary? The 'caretaker ' referred to in Tizer's link seems to me, to be nothing to do with any vote of confidence - just the procedure which follows any General Election.

It's late, and my head is starting to hurt - :smile:
by Tripps
19 Aug 2019, 18:34
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6944
Views: 313607

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Read through the 'caretaker convention' which to me makes a good deal of sense. Wouldn't argue with you - however it says - The 'caretaker period' refers to the period after the general election until a new Government that commands support of the House of Commons has been formed. Not the period fol...
by Tripps
19 Aug 2019, 18:29
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 6278
Views: 301515

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Iis this the right thread? I just saw a pseudonym on a blog 'Pan Yan Pickle' - which reminded me that I'd forgot I'd forgotten about this pickle which for ages was a staple of our kitchen. Has it really gone? Seems so. For us it was between it, and Branston, but it seems they no longer make it, and ...
by Tripps
19 Aug 2019, 12:51
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6944
Views: 313607

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I've just heard Jeremy Corbyn say that in the event of a vote of no confidence in the Government "that would lead to a caretaker Government led by Labour". See Caretaker Government 40 seconds in. He says " under all normal processes - the Leader of the Opposition takes over when the Government colla...
by Tripps
18 Aug 2019, 09:05
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6944
Views: 313607

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I would have thought it was pretty obvious why he insists on following electoral protocol I think I heard someone - it may have been Ken Clarke - say this version of 'protocol' was simply not the case. I can't readily find anything to support that, but this extract from a letter from the LibDem lea...
by Tripps
16 Aug 2019, 20:47
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1154
Views: 90730

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Mr Johnson's present partner has made a speech. Should we refer to her as the First Lady? I prefer First Floosie. Good to see her exemplary green credentials. :smile: M s Symonds wore a floral print sustainable dress to the event. The £225 garment is reported to be eco-friendly, having been made loc...
by Tripps
16 Aug 2019, 12:12
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 18
Views: 227

Re: Seen in the News

Thank you Ian, that's very encouraging and most welcome. I think we need to get the balance right between 'if it ain't broke don't fix it', and 'better the devil you know' etc, - popular views on here - and the site going dormant most days after 'Bob's Bits'. I don't want to jeopardise the uniquenes...
by Tripps
16 Aug 2019, 12:00
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 18
Views: 227

Re: Seen in the News

I've begun to wonder about the news that is 'fed' to me by google. I thought I was immune to Cambridge Analytica type manipulation since I don't use social media, but I'm having second thoughts. From the sites I look at, who would have known that the Indian Embassy in London was under siege yesterda...
by Tripps
16 Aug 2019, 11:47
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 18
Views: 227

Seen in the News

Perhaps we need a new topic, to bring attention to news items which may be of interest to members? What caught my attention doesn't quite cover it.
Let's see how it goes.

Here's a start Strange noises. Nothing to worry about. . .
by Tripps
16 Aug 2019, 10:10
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Winged Heroes
Replies: 462
Views: 65486

Re: Winged Heroes

Here's a 'winged hero'. Oh boy is he a hero. . . . Not attracted much press attention perhaps because it's in a Russian cornfield, not the Hudson River. To land an Airbus within minutes of takeoff, with full fuel tanks, without the wheels down, and not a single casualty is miraculous. All them corn ...
by Tripps
16 Aug 2019, 09:53
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10386
Views: 496450

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

she isn't in Bulgaria now but Clitheroe I watched a flight from Dubai to Newcastle about 18 months ago as I knew some one aboard it. I watched the same flight the other day on my phone. It still runs every day, and arrives within minutes of its scheduled time. I think that's (literally) amazing. I ...
by Tripps
16 Aug 2019, 09:46
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6944
Views: 313607

Re: POLITICS CORNER

The thing that strikes me is that every one of the clips in the link was spoken by a politician who didn't fully understand all the complications and ramifications of what they were advocating. Looking back - I don't think anyone fully understood the full consequences. So much for a First Class deg...
by Tripps
16 Aug 2019, 09:34
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10386
Views: 496450

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Can all smartphone app[lication]s be installed on PCs? I'm not expert, but there are so many 'apps' and I don't think all can go on the phone. Most of the ones I want can though. I have just looked, and found that I have 95 (!) on my phone- - which was a surprise to me. Many are from the google sta...
by Tripps
15 Aug 2019, 11:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6944
Views: 313607

Re: POLITICS CORNER

to convert an advisory referendum result into a mandate to leave, Thee was little reference to the process being advisory until the 'wrong' side won. :smile: Let's see if this link works? Read my lips PS - Don't you just love Peter Mandelson speaking with "conviction and sincerity". :smile:

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