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by Tripps
17 Aug 2018, 21:17
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1267
Views: 83708

Re: GOOD TV

I've just watched BBC2 - "Extraordinary Rituals" - Best thing I've seen on TV for quite a while. It reminded me a lot of the film 'Mondo Cane' which I calculate I first saw fifty years ago. It has almost restored my respect for the BBC. :smile: Find out more here Extraordinary Rituals It covered all...
by Tripps
17 Aug 2018, 16:15
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1645
Views: 130943

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

In the coverage of the A level results, I think I read that more students are doing Mandarin than German this year. Our local Village College has recruited a second Chinese teacher due to the demand. Be patient China - it won't be long before someone with the skills gets to work in the Department fo...
by Tripps
17 Aug 2018, 13:31
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2769
Views: 153855

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

As is my norm here is the full round up it helps to get it off your chest. Thanks for that Ian - I'd been wondering where you were these last few days, and becoming concerned. Sounds like an experience you could have done without. I don't know enough to comment on the medical side, and I doubt anyo...
by Tripps
14 Aug 2018, 10:55
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2036
Views: 138080

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Big Kev wrote:
14 Aug 2018, 10:51
The display unit that came with my meters is a drawer somewhere :laugh5:
I rest my case m'lud. :smile:
by Tripps
14 Aug 2018, 10:35
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2036
Views: 138080

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Agreed Kev. There are however other ways to reduce energy use. Change bulbs etc. Whe all that sort of thing is done, just grin and bear it, and switch to Octopus. :smile: I was given a standalone device a while ago, under some green initiative, which clips round the input feed, and send information ...
by Tripps
14 Aug 2018, 08:28
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8943
Views: 427622

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Interesting media contrast this morning. I listened to LBC from 7-8 am, then turned to the BBC flagship news programme on Radio 4. LBC had crackling items on the Doctor whose fitness to practice licence had been restored by the court of Appeal, with a memorable interview with the mother of the child...
by Tripps
14 Aug 2018, 08:14
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2036
Views: 138080

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Stanley wrote:
14 Aug 2018, 02:37
They won't stop 'improving' the service.
Hutber's Law again - "Improvement equals deterioration". :smile:

The smart meters are interesting. They say in their current advertising /propaganda that they will save enough electricity to power several large cities. Put me down as 'sceptical'.
by Tripps
14 Aug 2018, 08:08
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2128
Views: 148878

Re: BOB'S BITS

Thanks for that. Now I know why The Sanger Institute between Cambridge and Saffron Walden is so called.
by Tripps
13 Aug 2018, 22:01
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2036
Views: 138080

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

I bought the Times last Saturday - a rare occurrence these days. There's plenty in it, and I doubt I'll finish it before next Saturday. Interesting article says that Citizens Advice Bureau are calling for the roll out period for smart meters to be extended by three years. They also say that - "The m...
by Tripps
13 Aug 2018, 21:02
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2570
Views: 145126

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Is this him? Hope so it's taken me half the evening to find this photo. smile:
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by Tripps
13 Aug 2018, 11:44
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5416
Views: 268457

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Boris and his partner oaf Mogg In all fairness - I'm not sure that oaf is the correct insult to use. :smile: A man who is rough or clumsy and unintelligent. ‘they are just big, clumsy oafs’ Origin Early 17th century: variant of obsolete auf, from Old Norse álfr ‘elf’. The original meaning was ‘elf'...
by Tripps
12 Aug 2018, 13:28
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2128
Views: 148878

Re: BOB'S BITS

There is a programme on BBC 4 tonight at 9 pm about Maharajah Duleep Singh mentioned in this thread a few days ago.
by Tripps
12 Aug 2018, 13:24
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8593
Views: 375603

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

That's what Stanley said - getting to be a habit. :laugh5:
by Tripps
12 Aug 2018, 11:47
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8593
Views: 375603

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Salt, pepper and soya sauce - and somewhere to rest your chopsticks on. :smile:
by Tripps
11 Aug 2018, 09:38
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 928
Views: 77464

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Stanley wrote:
11 Aug 2018, 04:38
It seems to me that these words apply today
Really? That's a ridiculous thing to say. Have a deeper think about it.

The quote was of its time, and probably appropriate then. Now? I don't think so. :smile:
by Tripps
11 Aug 2018, 09:32
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8593
Views: 375603

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Wow - what an addition to my knowledge. I'm almost pleased that it's not a Koolabar.

Check it out Quandong Tree

A bit of skillful PR, and it could be the new 'wonder food' - kicking aside Chia seeds and Quinoa.

:smile:
by Tripps
10 Aug 2018, 20:29
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Replies: 272
Views: 5210

Re: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

Ex Libris
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by Tripps
10 Aug 2018, 13:11
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8593
Views: 375603

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Well, no one has said it isn't yet, and she looks as if she could be called Matilda. :smile:
by Tripps
10 Aug 2018, 08:20
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8593
Views: 375603

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Please let it be a koolabah tree. Looks shady enough. :smile:
by Tripps
09 Aug 2018, 11:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5416
Views: 268457

Re: POLITICS CORNER

it wouldn't do for the proles to learn things such as a poorly attended debate just before prorogation that passed a measure giving anonymity to MPs accused of any wrong doing. I think they sneaked it in quietly, and the vote was about 79 to 20 I think I read somewhere. How do they get away with it...
by Tripps
09 Aug 2018, 11:19
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 928
Views: 77464

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

I watched the Real Marigold Hotel' last night. This from Selina Scott made me smile. Not verbatim.

"Older people are very competitive when it comes to telling each other what is wrong with them."

I try to resist the temptation. . . :smile:
by Tripps
09 Aug 2018, 11:15
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2769
Views: 153855

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Milo, I seem to remember that being available over here a long time ago maybe in the 50's. You may well be right Ian, as it's made by Nestle who have massive marketing range, but it only entered my life recently. I found it first in a local convenience store, then noticed in Sainsburys. I think Mil...
by Tripps
08 Aug 2018, 21:37
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2769
Views: 153855

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Marilyn wrote:
08 Aug 2018, 01:36
I made him a hot Milo about 2am and he watched TV (
I found last year that Sainsburys started to stock Milo here in UK. I hadn't seen it here before that, but remembered it from my time in Singapore. I still like it. :smile:
by Tripps
08 Aug 2018, 20:33
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2128
Views: 148878

Re: BOB'S BITS

There is a magnificent equestrian statue of Maharajah Duleep Singh in Thetford. It seems to have moved, as I'm sure it was in the town when I visited a long time ago . Perhaps Julie from Norfolk knows the story?

Duleep Singh
by Tripps
08 Aug 2018, 19:13
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2036
Views: 138080

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

PanBiker wrote:
08 Aug 2018, 12:34
Do you do your own readings and if so have you won anything on the wheel of fortune yet?
Yes - I've been doing that for my own record for ages now, so that's no hardship. Spun the wheel of fortune, but no success. :sad:

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