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by Tripps
14 Nov 2019, 21:15
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7351
Views: 327354

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Listening to Caroline Lucas the leader of the Green Party on Radio LBC. It seemed to come as something of a surprise to her when a caller reminded her of her own party's drug policy. It's a bit long winded, but worth reading to get the gist. They seem to have given it a lot of thought. DR317 A Green...
by Tripps
14 Nov 2019, 20:40
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2593
Views: 177846

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Whilst browsing a list of candidates in the coming election - like you do - I came across one of the proposers who lived at Toadpool Farm. I wonder if that relates to the word tadpole - or is it actually the other way round? :smile:
by Tripps
14 Nov 2019, 14:52
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: PET'S CORNER
Replies: 923
Views: 87215

Re: PET'S CORNER

Stanley wrote:
14 Nov 2019, 07:21
I like the way they change colour as they age.
Tell me about it. . . . :laugh5:
by Tripps
14 Nov 2019, 14:49
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4256
Views: 199662

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Much being made of the failure to meet A & E treatment targets. 85% of of attenders should be seen within 4 hours. Since it widely accepted that a lot of these are not accidents or emergencies, but people who are unable to get an appointment with their GP, or have a problem which does not need immed...
by Tripps
13 Nov 2019, 12:02
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4256
Views: 199662

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Totally free at the 'point' of delivery - so no Club Card points. :smile:
by Tripps
12 Nov 2019, 11:10
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2070
Views: 151422

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

At £70million it sounds cheap..... From Sky news - "After all, at present, not a single blast furnace in the whole of Europe is making a profit. Scunthorpe, which is currently losing £1m every day, is among the more heavily loss-making." It's a puzzle isn't it. The reason they are in difficulties i...
by Tripps
12 Nov 2019, 10:57
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4256
Views: 199662

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

I had mine this year at the pharmacy in Tesco. I was invited into the private room whilst I was collecting my regular monthly fix. Lovely lady - couldn't refuse really. I hadn't bothered for a couple of years so I did it. Good service - all explained, and she said they would notify my GP. Zero after...
by Tripps
12 Nov 2019, 10:45
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7351
Views: 327354

Re: POLITICS CORNER

We've had at least five flyers from the LibDems through our letterbox in the last two weeks Same here. they are formidable campaigners. Interests me how decisions are reached in the Brexits. Looks to me that the only person involved in the decision to stand down half of his optimistic, hopeful, and...
by Tripps
12 Nov 2019, 10:33
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10700
Views: 453484

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Some North Western buses had 4 across bench seats upstairs, and the access was via a sort of lowered 'trench' on the right hand side. Thus the head room downstairs was reduced on that side?
by Tripps
11 Nov 2019, 20:14
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3693
Views: 171332

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Spooky time again. :smile: Called in at Morrisons on my way home tonight, to find a new barber's shop in a specially designed brightly lit portakabin type building in the car park near the entrance. Two Turkish looking gents having a smoke outside. No customers. They'd closed by the time I came out ...
by Tripps
11 Nov 2019, 14:17
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3693
Views: 171332

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

plaques wrote:
11 Nov 2019, 09:44
Something that crumblies have a head start on.
Speak for yourself. :smile: I'm well thatched - in fact my barber Tony called his daughter (who is being trained) over, to get a brief tutorial on the use of the thinning scissors on thick hair, last time I was there. Very pleasing.
by Tripps
11 Nov 2019, 14:13
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7351
Views: 327354

Re: POLITICS CORNER

There were rumours he had been offered a peerage. I think this is him accepting it. He'll need somewhere to have his long lunches when Brussels is no longer an option. :smile:
by Tripps
10 Nov 2019, 21:22
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1696
Views: 105970

Re: GOOD TV

I look forward to the second episode of 'His Dark Materials' on BBC 2 tonight..... I (forced myself) to watch it. Perhaps you could explain what on earth was going on? :smile: PS In case you were wondering the referee in the snooker is Desislava Bozhilova . I wonder what Ted Lowe would have made of...
by Tripps
10 Nov 2019, 12:31
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7351
Views: 327354

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I've mentioned Heidi Allen a few times - indulge me . :smile: She flounced out a while ago saying that she'd had enough of the cruel nasty world of politics.. I've looked at her twitter now and then since she retired from the field, but never got past the first post announcing her departure which in...
by Tripps
10 Nov 2019, 11:18
Forum: Baking
Topic: Bagels
Replies: 8
Views: 104

Re: Bagels

I've added it to my 'bucket list'. :smile:
by Tripps
09 Nov 2019, 20:56
Forum: Baking
Topic: Bagels
Replies: 8
Views: 104

Re: Bagels

Well done for trying them Ian. My memories of bagels is going to the Prestwich (Manchester) area on a Sunday when most other shops were closed, and getting some from Bookbinders bakery. This would be in the late 60's, and they were not common beyond there. They were smaller than the modern (New York...
by Tripps
08 Nov 2019, 18:38
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3433
Views: 179656

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

That was a tough read Stanley. Took two attempts. :smile: Did they not offer you 'gas'. That was horrible too, and made you feel sick for the rest of the day. I'll spare you my dental memoirs, but the fact that my teeth were shot by a young age is something we have in common. I put it down to sweets...
by Tripps
08 Nov 2019, 13:19
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1201
Views: 83046

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

Well - the Dorothy Hartley food book hasn't arrived yet, but whilst browsing I noticed she also wrote a book on water . Since the poet next door was interested in the topic - having bought a cottage with a 'spring underneath it' - I thought it wisest not to ask for any more detail. I sent for a copy...
by Tripps
08 Nov 2019, 13:10
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7351
Views: 327354

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I make no comment about why people voted as they did I voted only because it was a national rather than constituency type referendum, and my vote, despite living in a remain area, would still have a small effect nationally. Goodness knows what I'll do in the forthcoming General Election. I have my ...
by Tripps
08 Nov 2019, 12:59
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2070
Views: 151422

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

Email from the bank today included - At the moment, your available balance includes your arranged overdraft limit (if you have one). In the next few weeks, you’ll notice that your arranged overdraft is no longer included in this amount. It’s nothing to worry about. You can still use any available ar...
by Tripps
08 Nov 2019, 12:55
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1696
Views: 105970

Re: GOOD TV

Stanley wrote:
08 Nov 2019, 04:51
I think I am getting disillusioned by today's TV!
Welcome to the club. :laugh5: The word 'drama' usually automatically excludes a programme for me.
by Tripps
08 Nov 2019, 12:53
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10683
Views: 512671

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Very difficult photo for us sceptics - first thought was photoshopped, then perhaps judicious use of Araldite glue? :smile: A quick google however shows the other vestigial horn, and all becomes clear.

Now he just needs to work out how best to 'monetise' his asset. Good luck to him.
by Tripps
06 Nov 2019, 14:03
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2623
Views: 167376

Re: BOB'S BITS

What to say? Good effort to extrapolate from this Italian 19th century 'expert' (never trust them :smile: ) and his views on criminality, to modern day racism. how long did it take for his anatomical views to be discredited? I'd have done it in ten minutes. :smile:
by Tripps
06 Nov 2019, 13:40
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2300
Views: 160386

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

My Octopus numbers for October.

Actuals Gas and Electricity £69.47. Monthly direct debit £72.44.

So still adding a little to my plus balance. Not for much longer I'd guess. Still can't win the free roulette wheel spin though. :smile:
by Tripps
06 Nov 2019, 11:11
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3433
Views: 179656

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

I think that Nigel Short the British chess Grand Master must surely hold the record. :smile:

Just Nigel

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