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by Tripps
29 Mar 2020, 00:30
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1338
Views: 85464

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

This is a curious book, and I haven't bought it yet. It's called 'The Tango Effect', and it's by Kate Swindlehurst. The Tango Effect I first came across it when I was invited to a fundraising garden party in Summer 2018, by the poet next door, who organised everything, in order to raise funds to go ...
by Tripps
28 Mar 2020, 21:32
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11902
Views: 466704

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

plaques wrote:
28 Mar 2020, 18:42
in England pointing at the English Channel.
Still didn't know about it but . . . :laugh5:
by Tripps
28 Mar 2020, 20:25
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11902
Views: 466704

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Sorry - can't help. First look reminded me of the coast West of Folkestone, but it's a long time since I was down there, and I've not been keeping up. :smile:
by Tripps
28 Mar 2020, 20:22
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 188
Views: 1657

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Can you link us to this information?
by Tripps
28 Mar 2020, 14:57
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 188
Views: 1657

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Is this silly or is it time to swing the entire National Lottery round to help in the NHS / Corvid 19 situation in some way? I guess it would be just a drop in the ocean, but it seems the best 'good cause' around at the moment. I would increase my purchase from less than once a year to every draw. :...
by Tripps
27 Mar 2020, 21:42
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5232
Views: 365373

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I'm on windows 7.

start
go up to Chess Titans

During a game

game
Undo

Very handy.... :smile:
by Tripps
27 Mar 2020, 15:59
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 10785
Views: 431397

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

time for a walk, belting day here. Take care how far you go. The Derbyshire Police have had a drone aloft to check on people getting some exercise - which away from others seems quite all right. I kept this picture of their Deputy Chief Constable from the time of the Whaley Bridge dam crisis. After...
by Tripps
27 Mar 2020, 15:50
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11902
Views: 466704

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

So that's where the name comes from. Shirley Heights I never knew that. :smile:
by Tripps
27 Mar 2020, 15:48
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5232
Views: 365373

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

No - it's been socially isolated for ages - definitely a 'glitch'. :laugh5:
by Tripps
27 Mar 2020, 15:33
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: Plaques in Barlick
Replies: 4
Views: 66

Re: Plaques in Barlick

In the current climate - i quickly read the topic heading as Plagues in Barlick.
Phew - thought there might be another one. :smile:
by Tripps
27 Mar 2020, 13:16
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5232
Views: 365373

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Thanks for that. It kept me up a lot later than I intended. I had one game and should have won (heard that before) but move too quickly near the end a got a stalemate draw. I missed the 'take back' feature though, on the windows version. :smile: My laptop has developed a minor screen problem. A thin...
by Tripps
27 Mar 2020, 13:03
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 188
Views: 1657

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Sky news saying that the Health Secretary Matt Hancock has now become infected with a mild form of the virus. He will carry on working at home, and is self isolating. PS - Just shown a video of him at home making the announcement. I like to see the home backgrounds (shelfie) they have. Some have imp...
by Tripps
27 Mar 2020, 12:48
Forum: Site Donations
Topic: OGFB Finances March 25th 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 209

Re: OGFB Finances March 25th 2020

I put a donation in, and as usual noted it down in my Filofax. Even I was somewhat surprised to see my first one was in January 2006. That's 14 years I've been on here! Doesn't time fly when you're having fun. :smile:
by Tripps
26 Mar 2020, 13:24
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1338
Views: 96581

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

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by Tripps
26 Mar 2020, 12:45
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 188
Views: 1657

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

A couple of days ago on Flight Radar, I saw an RAF transport aitcraft from Brize Norton going round in circles over the North sea off the Humber. Now I learn that such an aircraft has practised landing at London City airport. There must be a connection. This is near the Excel Centre, currently being...
by Tripps
25 Mar 2020, 19:09
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1877
Views: 109109

Re: GOOD TV

Try Wayfarin' Stranger on BBC Scotland now. My music for the last 60 years. The high lonesome sound. :smile: Wayfarin Stranger PS - A bit disappointing, too much Ireland and Scotland. Next may be better - Appalachian. More to my taste. These are the sort of programmes that will vanish if the BBC sto...
by Tripps
25 Mar 2020, 12:27
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4372
Views: 277371

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

I think we all need a good laugh before that becomes a forgotten corner! You're a good judge - as they say in racing. :smile: I have a print out of John Clayton's tale nearby at all times. I actually learned how to fit it to A5 size, and it lives in one of my many filofax type thingies. P1000305.JPG
by Tripps
24 Mar 2020, 21:31
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4372
Views: 277371

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

I learned the history of these Nissen huts only today, despite having seen them lots of times. Built to receive casualties from the D day landings in 1944 - or so I read. nissen huts.jpg I took this photo a while back - a forgotten corner for a long time. I think we were speaking of the Cornish word...
by Tripps
24 Mar 2020, 15:39
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 188
Views: 1657

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

" I'm going now - in order to rethink everything." Well I've had a good think now . I'm aware of all the points you mention, but the reason for the time out was not concern for myself, but for someone else. Forgive me if I don't give any more detail. There is a lot of my personal life that I'm not ...
by Tripps
23 Mar 2020, 13:20
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 188
Views: 1657

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

First thought - why say glitter when virus would do?

I've just read something which has caused me to be distressed and frightened. I won't link to it.
I hope it's not true. I'm going now - in order to rethink everything.
by Tripps
23 Mar 2020, 10:07
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 188
Views: 1657

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Interview on Sky news last night with the Mayor of Bergamo in Lombardy, which is the epicentre of the virus in Italy says he has two daughters being educated in England at Taunton and Canterbury, and he is getting them to return home, because he thinks they will be safer there. Bergamo is on total l...
by Tripps
22 Mar 2020, 18:42
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1877
Views: 109109

Re: GOOD TV

My solitary confinement has become a bit easier since I stumbled across the return of RPGTV on Channel 176 Freesat. Racing without a crowd, and keeping distance for the staff - but I can't see it continuing for long. There's Chess on the web too - the candidates tournament to play Carlsen for the wo...
by Tripps
22 Mar 2020, 18:35
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 188
Views: 1657

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Tizer wrote:
22 Mar 2020, 16:55
That's a good video link, Tripps. Concise and keeps to the main point.
I wondered afterwards what qualifies him to make the video. He's a Defence Minister formerly a soldier, and multi millionaire (twice) I.T. entrepreneur. Can't find any public health / medical qualifications.
by Tripps
22 Mar 2020, 18:31
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11902
Views: 466704

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Gruinard island - velcro memory again. I wondered too. :smile:
by Tripps
22 Mar 2020, 14:56
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 188
Views: 1657

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

I came across this just now - I agree. It was the Government's first attempt at a policy, but later abandoned after the Imperial College report. I think this virus will spread to the entire community whatever 'mitigation' is put in. People seem to be taking little notice of HMG's advice anyway. It's...

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