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by Tripps
17 Jun 2018, 14:33
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2572
Views: 150345

Re: SHED MATTERS 2

Rhyming slang - boracic lint = skint. :smile:
by Tripps
16 Jun 2018, 09:11
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2466
Views: 139822

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Here's a follow up to the Fever Van theme. There was a print of LS Lowry's painting of that name at the art sale I attended recently.
by Tripps
15 Jun 2018, 18:49
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2058
Views: 145822

Re: BOB'S BITS

Looks like Tony Hancock might have had a point. :smile: Magna Carta
by Tripps
15 Jun 2018, 10:17
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5195
Views: 256781

Re: POLITICS CORNER

chinatyke wrote:
14 Jun 2018, 22:55
Sack the lot of them and get the Chinese to run the country!
Stanley wrote:
15 Jun 2018, 02:36
They already are.....
What could possibly go wrong?

Chinese ambition
by Tripps
13 Jun 2018, 10:37
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 921
Views: 77085

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Tizer wrote:
13 Jun 2018, 09:09
Nature journal itself is one of the most highly respected journals worldwide.
I think that comes close to being one of the logical fallacies they told us about at school.

The 'appeal to authority'. :smile:
by Tripps
13 Jun 2018, 10:34
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 899
Views: 74996

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

From Andrew Neil - who seems to be absent from PMQ's today? "Nobody outside Westminster bubble understands what happened today and even 90% of those in the bubble aren’t sure. Thus does the degradation of British Politics continue." PS. Seems he had a note from his mum, to go to his Alma Mater (Glas...
by Tripps
12 Jun 2018, 20:53
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8693
Views: 407897

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I know it's serious and you're not supposed to laugh, but I had a little smile at this
suspicious package

It would have to be the trendy 'artisanal' bread of course. :smile:

Immediate candidate for trippssnipps
by Tripps
12 Jun 2018, 20:38
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 921
Views: 77085

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Nice try - but I'm not convinced. :smile: I read somewhere that it is easier to get funding for any research if it can be linked to 'climate change'. Never heard of that university before or even the city where it resides, but it looks impressive. Babes Bolyai
by Tripps
12 Jun 2018, 09:24
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 921
Views: 77085

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Tizer wrote:
12 Jun 2018, 08:11
Climate change looks like being the cause of the sudden deaths of baobab trees
"They suspect the demise may be linked to climate change, although they have no direct evidence of this."
by Tripps
10 Jun 2018, 09:51
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5195
Views: 256781

Re: POLITICS CORNER

President Trump has left the summit early, and gone to Singapore to meet Kim Jong Un. They will meet on the resort island of Sentosa to the South of the island. I know Sentosa better as Blakang Mati The name in Malay means 'death behind', which is quite prophetic, given the fate of the island during...
by Tripps
10 Jun 2018, 09:41
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8693
Views: 407897

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

On this theme - a good opportunity for a 'human interest' story. In 1993, I popped into an exhibition of paintings on the top floor of a book shop in Cambridge, I as very taken by them, and thought that one day, I'd like to own one. I kept the catalogue, and put it in my desk drawer. It's still ther...
by Tripps
10 Jun 2018, 09:05
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Replies: 139
Views: 2154

Re: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

Stanley wrote:
10 Jun 2018, 03:21
who had a shop in the Tommy Market at Oldham
Let's have it right - its Tommyfield :smile:
by Tripps
09 Jun 2018, 09:51
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Replies: 139
Views: 2154

Re: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

PanBiker wrote:
09 Jun 2018, 08:38
Foil milk bottle tops became instant "flying saucers" if you had the knack of the "two finger flick", it was beyond some kids.
Thanks for that - file under - 'things you had forgotten that you had forgot' :smile:
by Tripps
08 Jun 2018, 13:04
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 899
Views: 74996

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Michael Portillo last night -

"text books will be written on the inefficiency..er..er..the incompetency - of these negotiations."
by Tripps
06 Jun 2018, 19:32
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1241
Views: 80259

Re: GOOD TV

There's a programme on BBC 1 at the moment 'The Truth About Carbs'

I think it was produced by Wendyf and Big Kev. :smile:
by Tripps
06 Jun 2018, 18:06
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS
Replies: 315
Views: 32076

Re: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS

Are we playing with numbers here? My thought exactly. She actually did some helpful hand movements to go with the numbers indicating which way was up, and which way was down. Unless the interviewer is Andrew Neil - they're on fairly safe ground quoting numbers - it's almost a mark of pride for even...
by Tripps
06 Jun 2018, 17:55
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2311
Views: 165260

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

Stanley wrote:
03 Jun 2018, 03:39
Johnny using the 1927 copy of the Birch lathe in his shed at Federation Street.
Wonderful photo. Did he always wear his best suit and Bowler hat with a woodbine, for lathe work or was it a Sunday? :smile:
by Tripps
04 Jun 2018, 21:55
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1241
Views: 80259

Re: GOOD TV

I'm watching Kate Adie on the Tiananmen Square massacre of June 4th 1989 . Remarkable footage. I'd only seen the 'man in front of the tank' repeatedly before,and little of the details. She was remarkably brave - amongt many incidents, the person standing next to her was shot dead. She finished the n...
by Tripps
03 Jun 2018, 12:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Family Matters
Replies: 1536
Views: 98793

Re: Family Matters

I first read of this practice in George Orwell's 'Down and out in Paris and London'.

Sleep on a clothes line

It sounds as if it was a lot more widespread than just London - or is there perhaps just a touch of the 'urban myth' about it all. :smile:
by Tripps
31 May 2018, 16:43
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Replies: 139
Views: 2154

Re: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

I think there is a more modern version of this craft. It's called Kumihimo.

Don't ask me how I know about it - no idea - but here's a short video.Kumihimo for beginners
by Tripps
31 May 2018, 10:15
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8693
Views: 407897

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Are we speaking of the road which I took from Burnley via Barrowford to Barlick, when I visited - was it really five years ago? I remember commenting afterwards on the reckless driving of many drivers going the other way, and several members agreed with me. No change then? a son who didn't understan...
by Tripps
30 May 2018, 14:00
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8693
Views: 407897

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I didn't think this was even possible Train gets 'lost' I immediately thought of this extract from Harold Evans, book describing his father's career on the railways. I doubt it would have happened then. :smile: From “My paper Chase” by Harold Evans. b.1928. Editor Sunday Times 1967 - 1981 The job my...
by Tripps
29 May 2018, 08:33
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 344
Views: 32149

Re: Mobile Phones

What are these 'cheques' of which you speak? :laugh5:
by Tripps
27 May 2018, 17:32
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 344
Views: 32149

Re: Mobile Phones

Wendyf wrote:
27 May 2018, 17:14
I do all my banking online and have done for nearly 20 years with no problem so far. I love it
Well done.

I don't think there is any connection with this topic, but further worrying news 'has emerged' for those happy to remain a dinosaur. Dinosaurs had dandruff :smile:
by Tripps
27 May 2018, 10:32
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 344
Views: 32149

Re: Mobile Phones

The more I see of banking on line by mobile or on a PC the more I think there are advantages to being a dinosaur! That would have been my view until recently. I have always fought any attempt to link my bank account to a mobile phone. Too risky for me. :smile: However - I heard of this Starling Ban...

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