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by Tripps
17 Sep 2019, 10:19
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7073
Views: 316933

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I've just been listening to a very sensible French lady politician and the gist of what she said was that the EU are puzzled about all this 'hard work' that is being done as they have seen nothing and know of no substantive talks. I heard her and was impressed. She said ' we seem to have a differen...
by Tripps
14 Sep 2019, 19:53
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9610
Views: 408627

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

That's reminded me - something similar to that that was in my repertoire at one time. I used tinned beans though. The book is still available on Abebooks, but a bit expensive for we of the 'Kuripot' tendency. Where's this ' lamb belly' come from? It's breast of lamb. I think we're being softened up ...
by Tripps
14 Sep 2019, 19:38
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1135
Views: 80595

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

I bought a 'boiling fowl' from the Grainger market in Newcsastle . Didn't know till I got it home that it came complete with entrails. I'm ashamed to say it ended up in the bin. I coudn't face the job. :smile: The big decision shopping for meat there was - would it be the ordinary single sided, lamb...
by Tripps
14 Sep 2019, 19:26
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1659
Views: 103081

Re: GOOD TV

I've just surfed into The Last Night of the Proms.

I'd say 'it was over' all conditions have now been fulfilled. :smile:
by Tripps
14 Sep 2019, 11:20
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1659
Views: 103081

Re: GOOD TV

Thank you Kev - rescued again..
The cathedral was in a town called Jaén. No- me neither. :smile: Worth a look.
by Tripps
14 Sep 2019, 10:27
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1659
Views: 103081

Re: GOOD TV

Double post again - help !
by Tripps
14 Sep 2019, 10:24
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1659
Views: 103081

Re: GOOD TV

I watched the Mark Wright one. Never heard of him before, and having got his name wrong, I guess you haven't either. :smile: Very interesting. Traced his family back to Sephardi Jews in Spain - not far from Marbella to where some of his family have now moved. How ironic. :smile: Did you see the cath...
by Tripps
14 Sep 2019, 10:08
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1990
Views: 148273

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

Have you noticed the current crop of TV ads by banks and building societies, advocating financial prudence - overpaying on your credit cards and mortgage, and putting a bit aside - 'payday is save day' - or some such. Negative interest rates in Europe have been made lower - i.e. more negative. Can y...
by Tripps
14 Sep 2019, 10:01
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3318
Views: 174262

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Everybody had 'Sunday Best' clothes, I don't think this applies today. Indeed it doesn't - we've gone so far that the word 'suit' has become a common term of abuse. Come back John Collier, Montague Burton, Fifty Shilling Tailor, Hepworths, Abe Sachs , Hymie Showman - all is forgiven. . . . :laugh5:
by Tripps
13 Sep 2019, 18:34
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4046
Views: 263475

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

I can walk into Barlick and find people who appreciate my attitudes and sense of humour. People who say the divide is dead have no imagination and have missed the point! That's our forgotten corner for today, exploit it and enjoy it! Here's another candidate for 'Pseud's Corner' - :smile: This remi...
by Tripps
13 Sep 2019, 18:14
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9610
Views: 408627

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Pub lunch this time Tripps, one course probably, Sounds good. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to Breda's.and on reflection may be the price was OK for three courses at a decent place, where they obviously care about what they serve. Not sure I can see myself paying a pony for a dinner though. :smil...
by Tripps
13 Sep 2019, 18:05
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3318
Views: 174262

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Living in Barlick today with air like wine every morning I feel so lucky and appreciate it daily. The question is, how did we survive? Is the air pollution today different and more aggressive? This is one aspect of the past I am glad to have lost! I think about this a lot, and can get quite boring ...
by Tripps
12 Sep 2019, 11:32
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4177
Views: 193704

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Snap. Exactly the same for me. I have to wait till November though. I'm not totally convinced it's necessary, but it's foolish to fall out with your NHS dentist. :smile:
by Tripps
12 Sep 2019, 11:02
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4177
Views: 193704

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Tizer wrote:
12 Sep 2019, 09:26
Trypophobia is the fear of holes -
Sounds quite sensible to me - I'm suprised it's only 20%.

Then there's 'trippsophobia' :smile:
by Tripps
12 Sep 2019, 10:58
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9610
Views: 408627

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Probably connected with the fracking near Blackpool.

A butterfly flaps its wing in the Amazon forest . . . . . :smile:
by Tripps
12 Sep 2019, 09:16
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9610
Views: 408627

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Marilyn wrote:
12 Sep 2019, 06:04
.then drive to Wagga Wagga
Scobie Breasley was born in Wagga Wagga. Not a lot of people know that. :smile:
by Tripps
12 Sep 2019, 09:06
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10475
Views: 498054

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Definitely the 'two hundred acres in Norfolk' look. I approve. :smile:
by Tripps
12 Sep 2019, 09:03
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9610
Views: 408627

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

. £26 for three courses was very good for what we had, drinks extra. Thanks for confirming I'm out of touch - that's what I thought. I don't think I've ever spent that much on a meal out, though I never have three courses. My low self esteem wouldn't allow it. :smile: and I'd spend the whole meal w...
by Tripps
11 Sep 2019, 22:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9610
Views: 408627

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

I like looking at the menus of these restaurants. I'd say this one was bit 'toppy' - or am I hopelessly out of touch? I didn't know codfish had cheeks, and truffle oil on the skinny chips would not be my first choice. :smile:
by Tripps
11 Sep 2019, 17:06
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7073
Views: 316933

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I've often said - and I think I've mentioned it on here, that my definition of a politician is someone who does something for one reason whist pretending it is for another. It looks as if the Court of Sessions in Edinburgh today agrees with me. I rest my case. :smile: Another maxim which seems to ha...
by Tripps
10 Sep 2019, 11:58
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1251
Views: 93078

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Tizer wrote:
10 Sep 2019, 10:05
provided the climate change deniers with a great opportunity to flood the Web with comments.
None of the least value of course since the science is settled. :smile:
by Tripps
10 Sep 2019, 11:56
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1183
Views: 91237

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Mr Speaker Bercow -

"I couldn't give a flying flamingo what your view is"
by Tripps
10 Sep 2019, 09:42
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7073
Views: 316933

Re: POLITICS CORNER

That was very entertaining and must have made your day Ian- as Mr Stephenson's number one (not) fan. I note that Sir Geoffrey has got his long overdue knighthood in the resignation 'honours' list. His gracious interview on R4 this morning was a gem. He called the lady interviewing him 'luv' on a cou...
by Tripps
09 Sep 2019, 12:30
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 778
Views: 59907

Re: Wildlife Corner

Off topic - but relevant I think. A benefit (to the poster) of using an attachment to add a photo to a post rather than via the gallery, is that if you hover the pointer over the picture the number of views is revealed. This is not the case with gallery. I suppose there is a way to see the number of...
by Tripps
09 Sep 2019, 12:21
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10475
Views: 498054

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

This is a situation which has worried my sons. They asked that I give emergency contact details to my wonderful next door neighbours. I've done that, but they are often away so the problem not yet full solved. I might pin a copy up in the porch, but that seems a bit extreme. :smile: We spoke of Stan...

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