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by Tripps
04 Mar 2021, 14:00
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 3138
Views: 191260

Re: BOB'S BITS

Anyone who can write - or even do the research to produce that - must have a brain that operates at at totally superior level to my own; and he does it on a daily basis ! I think my inferiority complex is fighting its way to the surface again. :laugh5:
by Tripps
04 Mar 2021, 11:57
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 1227
Views: 33820

Re: Seen in the News

I encountered these people by accident when I visited Barnoldswick, so I take an interest. Sadly I see that " Flagcrackers of Craven Border Morris Side A retrospective The information on this website is no longer current" That's a a shame. I googled and found a link which in fact shows the Brittania...
by Tripps
03 Mar 2021, 23:53
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 3087
Views: 224800

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

It's late. . .
Stanley wrote: 02 Mar 2021, 04:11 Incidentally says that 'Ince' is the water meadow.
And if you died of tuberculosis in Wrightington Isolaton Hospital your 'place of death; is shown as 'Ince'

Trust me.
by Tripps
02 Mar 2021, 16:40
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12837
Views: 674630

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Tripps wrote: 02 Mar 2021, 16:22 Out of character, but I've completed it immediately. Very simple
Yes indeed. so long as you will be at home on the 21st March.
by Tripps
02 Mar 2021, 16:27
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 14175
Views: 625502

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

No idea - though it looks somehow familiar.

The problem with gallery posted pictures (for me) is that I can't quickly and easily expand them to see the detail, and, being nosey, don't know how many times they've been opened. I find attachments to be preferable from all angles. :smile:
by Tripps
02 Mar 2021, 16:22
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12837
Views: 674630

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I got mine too. Out of character, but I've completed it immediately. Very simple - the only questions that might have irritated me were voluntary - so I ignored them . :smile: *************************************************************************************** PS - I was going to say it was for c...
by Tripps
02 Mar 2021, 12:35
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12837
Views: 674630

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I smile when I read about fibre to premises. I had this fitted at my previous house free of charge by NTL (National Transcommunication Ltd) on a speculative basis, and offering mainly more TV I think. The interweb was in its infancy, though I recall an NTL email address. It must have been over twent...
by Tripps
01 Mar 2021, 22:09
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 14175
Views: 625502

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Ex Libris - as they say in more pompous circles. :smile: I have a book called HENRY RICHARDSON (1710 - 1778 ) Life and Legacy of a Thornton Rector. I find it is published by Earby Local History Society, so I'm sure Wendyf will know it. There's a lot on the well, and its history. The lady in the whee...
by Tripps
01 Mar 2021, 21:40
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 3087
Views: 224800

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Just Wikipedia but it seems to be a water meadow sort of thing. Norse origin. Just found in the North today.

Ings
by Tripps
28 Feb 2021, 19:01
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 2353
Views: 144076

Re: GOOD TV

Countryfile - a lady botanist in Hackney is chalking (think hopscotch) the names of weeds she comes across on pavements and walls, to raise awareness of nature in the urban environment. It is emphasised that this is illegal and 'special permission' has been granted by the Council, and it should be s...
by Tripps
28 Feb 2021, 14:01
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 1227
Views: 33820

Re: Seen in the News

GB News
Stanley wrote: 28 Feb 2021, 05:33 It will definitely not be leaning to the Left!
Precisely why I'm looking forward to it. :laugh5:
by Tripps
28 Feb 2021, 11:46
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4948
Views: 238176

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

A kilo of peas sounds a bit risky to me. Being an adventurous sort with grub - I tried some Black Turtle Beans recently. Bit of a faff soaking and boiling - but I persisted. Quite enjoyed them added to a stir fry, but the after effects may prevent me from doing so again. They'll look good in a displ...
by Tripps
28 Feb 2021, 11:28
Forum: Photography
Topic: Photography Nuts & Bolts
Replies: 472
Views: 51928

Re: Photography Nuts & Bolts

I reckon if I had pre bid with my maximum it would have gone over my budget Agreed. Decide what your maximum is and bid it (plus 1p ) when there's ten seconds left. You will ony pay the final price no matter how much your bid is. Any longer term bid is mostly a waste of time. Needed though, sometim...
by Tripps
27 Feb 2021, 12:35
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 13494
Views: 574393

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

An easy way to check if a 'gas engineer' is kosher -and has not had five minutes training and was given the keys to the van - From the British Gas website - "If you know the individual engineer’s details, then you can check whether they’re qualified to complete the work before they even arrive. Find...
by Tripps
27 Feb 2021, 11:54
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5657
Views: 427209

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I had a series 3 for years, don't know what happened to it I might have known - when am I ever going to be one up. :laugh5: The one I got replaced one (Psion Revo) I had a long time ago. The attraction of the Series 3 is that it uses AA batteries. I used it when I got it and it was fine - tried it ...
by Tripps
26 Feb 2021, 16:44
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1497
Views: 114763

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Prince Harry -

" It was never walking away - it was stepping back, not stepping down "

Seems well qualified for Strictly Come Dancing. :smile:
by Tripps
26 Feb 2021, 11:36
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5657
Views: 427209

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

psion.jpg
I agree -

I bought one ( Series 3a) on ebay about a month ago . :laugh5:
by Tripps
26 Feb 2021, 11:27
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 1227
Views: 33820

Re: Seen in the News

Jenni Murray was my favourite radio personality, and was one of the reasons I didn't listen to the programme. . . Emma Barnett isn't afraid of taking people to task on sensitive issues. and is one of the reasons I did. . . :smile: ********************************************************************...
by Tripps
25 Feb 2021, 17:21
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 9071
Views: 425061

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Whyperion wrote: 25 Feb 2021, 17:08 has someone noted the general amount of females in that list , the caste / educational background of most of them, and the lack of Afro-Caribbean representation ?
I think it's a 'joke' and perhaps not to be taken too seriously. :smile:
by Tripps
25 Feb 2021, 12:57
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1497
Views: 114763

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Lord Fowler on announcing that he will step down early from being Speaker of the House of Lords.

“I am only 83 and unless I am careful I will not have time to start my next career.”
by Tripps
25 Feb 2021, 12:21
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 1227
Views: 33820

Re: Seen in the News

I suppose Womans Hour qualifies as 'News' I rarely listen to it, but now Emma Barnett has taken over, I tried it today. Not disappointed. She had an interview with Camilla Batmangheilidh, who has not lost one bit of her self confidence and chutzpah. It's all a great injustice seemingly, and she is o...
by Tripps
25 Feb 2021, 12:07
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2671
Views: 67912

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

This thing came to me a little more directly yesterday. I needed to contact an official of a veterans' organisation - I'd spoken to him a couple of times on the phone. It emerged that he died about three weeks ago from a covid infection, acquired after going into hospital for treatment for a leg ulc...
by Tripps
25 Feb 2021, 11:59
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 3138
Views: 191260

Re: BOB'S BITS

Finally - someone of whom I've heard.
Here's a taste of what he painted. I'd buy one if I had enough spare cash. :smile:

Winslow Homer
by Tripps
24 Feb 2021, 16:47
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12837
Views: 674630

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I stumbled across this yesterday . I keep watching it ! Very cute, and dare I say it - very British?

Junior Guardsman
by Tripps
23 Feb 2021, 18:11
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2671
Views: 67912

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

There but for the grace . . .

I'm not sure if I have an alarm - it seems to have everything else.

If I do - that's how I'll find out about it. :smile:

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