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by Tripps
13 Oct 2018, 19:22
Forum: Stanley's View
Topic: A SENSE OF PLACE.
Replies: 9
Views: 93

Re: A SENSE OF PLACE.

if everything else fails I retreat into my head and start thinking. So do I. :smile: Nice piece Stanley - thanks for writing it. Having lived in a number of locations here and abroad I sometimes muse whether their surroundings influence the character of the local people. Conclusion - yes I think th...
by Tripps
13 Oct 2018, 09:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5602
Views: 279222

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I was on night shift duty So was I, and was (marginally) involved in communications with transatlantic aircraft - so it might have been an interesting night. The main problem was dealing with the rumours of how much extra we were being paid for working on that special night. The answer was 'nothing...
by Tripps
13 Oct 2018, 09:14
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5661
Views: 275601

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

That sauce is good but about 50% sugar! However you don't use much.) I think I guessed that, but as you say just a splash is enough to liven things up. :smile: I use it for chicken stir fry with onions red peppers, and soy sauce. I also put a splash into tomato or vegetable soup. A bottle lasts me ...
by Tripps
12 Oct 2018, 20:56
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5602
Views: 279222

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Another twenty six documents have been released today outlining the problems that will surely come in the absence of Brexit agreement. I recalled the last potential catastrophe the country faced over the period of the 2000 millennium. I cut out and kept kept this press cutting which outlined the Gov...
by Tripps
12 Oct 2018, 09:15
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2190
Views: 155938

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Numpty is a nice word - it's a sort of an insult, but still a bit 'cuddly' - you can use it and emerge with your nose still intact. . :smile: It's a favourite of Andrew Neil the master political interviewer. Never heard of Obrifuge - but I have now! Similar is febrifuge recalled from childhood, as a...
by Tripps
12 Oct 2018, 09:09
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1692
Views: 135154

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

Stanley wrote:
12 Oct 2018, 02:14
Help to buy' was possibly the worst targeted subsidy ever given to the housing market
I think it really means 'Help to sell' and as such has been a great success. :smile:
by Tripps
10 Oct 2018, 08:56
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT
Replies: 1203
Views: 96989

Re: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT

Stanley wrote:
10 Oct 2018, 02:41
As for cooking, buy a slow cooker....
Good tip - I bought my first in 1974. :smile:
by Tripps
09 Oct 2018, 13:20
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT
Replies: 1203
Views: 96989

Re: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT

Whilst driving home last evening I heard on the radio that if we didn't immediately give up meat and dairy, then the earth would warm by more than 1.5 degrees in the next 12 years, and the sea would rise by 30 metres. I would have to get used to soya 'milk', and tofu. I went straight to Morrisons an...
by Tripps
09 Oct 2018, 13:12
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3001
Views: 162549

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

We are told that the NHS has 'slipped' in some rating or other to 35th in the world - seems we are now behind such countries as Algeria. I'd like to bet that Ian and his family would rate them a comfortable Number 1 at the moment. Well done Ian (and Mr Anderson). :smile:
by Tripps
09 Oct 2018, 13:03
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9152
Views: 446120

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I think 'Olympic sized pools' is a fairly well recognised popular measure of liquid volume these days. I'm comfortable with it. Similarly ground area is measured in football pitches, and height in Nelson's Columns or (and this will have to stop after Brexit) Eiffel Towers. The 'London Bus' may be us...
by Tripps
06 Oct 2018, 12:39
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 945
Views: 69069

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

I read this review of Betnard Cribbins book today. He was born in Oldham (Glodwick) - which I'm told is a 'no go' area these days. :surprised: He's a bit older than Stanley, but his recollections of the bombing in WW II are similar- excusing an old man's (Cribbins) exaggeration - "Every boy had a bo...
by Tripps
06 Oct 2018, 12:27
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7891
Views: 363766

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Oh yes Tripps the compulsive traveling disorder is mainly brought about by a hubby who keeps booking the trips :laugh5: You've no idea how welcome the laugh was at the end. Glad no offence was caused. :smile: I googled it since I thought we may well have a new 'disorder' here. No direct result so w...
by Tripps
06 Oct 2018, 12:21
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4031
Views: 325202

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I've used Bluetooth to connect devices - especially my phone, for hands free in the car. This happened almost accidentally - fiddling with the control panel whilst waiting for the train at the level crossing. The result is literally (for me) amazing. I don't have to do a thing, - the phone stays in ...
by Tripps
05 Oct 2018, 10:43
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7891
Views: 363766

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Stanley wrote:
05 Oct 2018, 03:13
Tripps and I agree that you have a wheel up your bum Sue
Those were Stanley's words.

I said I think she has OCT - Obsessive Compulsive Traveling disorder. In a nice way. :smile:
by Tripps
05 Oct 2018, 10:18
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2676
Views: 150692

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Does everyone carry images of small things round in their heads like this? How the hell do we have enough memory to do it? Talk about super-computers...... I was musing the other day - I do a lot of musing - and wondered if the brain was a computer what size would the memory in Gb's be? Pluggy will...
by Tripps
05 Oct 2018, 09:59
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9152
Views: 446120

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Tripps has hidden depths...... In the early days Doc and I almost convinced ourselves he was the other Trippier, the MP..... Hidden shallows more like. . . :smile: As for Sir David - the contrast between him and me is approaching 100%. I got his autobiography, and cheered up when I found I might ha...
by Tripps
04 Oct 2018, 13:40
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 971
Views: 80284

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

It's been a busy week for me and it's not over yet. :smile: Quote from Stanley during our chinwag on Tuesday rang a bell with me, as did much he said.

"I'm solitary, but not lonely".
by Tripps
03 Oct 2018, 10:52
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9152
Views: 446120

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Well - that was a very busy 48 hours. I was up North for a family funeral, (Auntie Josie who was 98 when she died), and since I've had Stanley's promised big bottle of Lea and Perrins on the shelf for ages, it gets better with age - decided to finally deliver it. The idea was travel up Monday - atte...
by Tripps
29 Sep 2018, 18:41
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 971
Views: 80284

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Current Irish Champion jockey (elect) Donacha O'Brien
- on being asked what are his main qualities that make hm so good -

"Having the Champion trainer Aidan O'Brien for my father." :smile:
by Tripps
29 Sep 2018, 15:26
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1010
Views: 82257

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

chinatyke wrote:
29 Sep 2018, 15:18
In God we trust
Everyone else pays cash. :smile:
by Tripps
29 Sep 2018, 14:31
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1294
Views: 86690

Re: GOOD TV

I've re- subscribed to The Spectator. I missed it for the last few months. This is from this week's edition - and expresses better than I can, a point I've made a couple of times recently. Besides not understanding the plot - it's the main reason i avoid 'drama' now. :smile: What a load of utter tri...
by Tripps
29 Sep 2018, 14:22
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8845
Views: 392097

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Wendyf wrote:
29 Sep 2018, 10:30
Spam, spam, spam......
I don't get why, but it had to be the answer. In a similar way to when there is a multiple choice question in a TV quiz, the one that looks as if it wouldn't be there unless it was the right answer, very often is the right answer. :smile:
by Tripps
29 Sep 2018, 10:52
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5602
Views: 279222

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Interesting paragraph from 'The Conservative Woman' website which shows the difference between the conferences of the main parties. " These days ordinary members at party conferences are unwanted by the organisers, partly because they cause problems for the press office and partly because the Parlia...
by Tripps
28 Sep 2018, 18:13
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 971
Views: 80284

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

And now, South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham:

“Somebody has got to explain this to Trump, so I guess that’ll be my job.”


Perhaps he could have a word with me when he's done. . . :confused:

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