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by Tripps
17 Jul 2019, 15:28
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6779
Views: 311668

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Tripps, that video was good - Good? I'd say better than good. Andrew Neal is still laughing so he says. :smile: I checked out his use of the word 'confide'. Can't find anything that suits the usage. Very disappointing from a future P.M. who unhesitatingly used the word 'fungible' last week. :smile:...
by Tripps
17 Jul 2019, 11:34
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1951
Views: 147279

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

For banks read builders.

Robert Halfon MP has just said (with no doubt the benefit of Parliamentary Privilege)

"In the eyes of my constituents - Persimmon are crooks cowboys and con artists".
by Tripps
17 Jul 2019, 11:22
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: OBITUARIES
Replies: 1088
Views: 101033

Re: OBITUARIES

Andrea Camilleri author of the Montalbano novels - which have relieved the boredom of Saturday night TV for me, on many occasions, has died.

Andrea Camilleri
by Tripps
16 Jul 2019, 11:45
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6779
Views: 311668

Re: POLITICS CORNER

This is funny - and has 'the ring of truth' about it? :smile:

Boris Johnson interview.
by Tripps
16 Jul 2019, 08:33
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1613
Views: 101766

Re: GOOD TV

Stanley wrote:
16 Jul 2019, 01:50
to continue to distract us from Brexit,
Really ? - I think that's perhaps a conspiracy theory too far. :smile:

We're between Prime Ministers; The EU is still choosing its next set of leaders, and it was the closest cricket result ever, as was the Wimbledon final.

Just happenstance I think.
by Tripps
15 Jul 2019, 20:04
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9171
Views: 403339

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Stanley wrote:
14 Jul 2019, 07:22
evidence suggests that the Phantom Crapper has shifted operations
Must be common - I've found that one has taken a liking to my freshly laid 20mm gravel. Action will follow. :smile:
by Tripps
15 Jul 2019, 12:38
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10193
Views: 493379

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I like the TV series, and watch it quite often. I lived and worked in the area, for a few years, and retain much affection for it. I sometimes think the episodes could be a bit shorter - two hours is sometime too much, and there is a great deal of PC 'box ticking' which makes it all all a bit unconv...
by Tripps
15 Jul 2019, 12:31
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2488
Views: 172317

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Is it Miners' Gaila or Miners' Garla?

Don't know - but I bet not many in Durham say garla.

Actually Jez Lowe calls it 'The Big Meeting'

PS: I typed Gayla at first but soon realised that might complicate matters. :smile:
by Tripps
15 Jul 2019, 11:00
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 6189
Views: 299975

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Stanley wrote:
15 Jul 2019, 02:49
There is more conflicting information there than I can handle.
Me too. :smile:

- but I'm a simple soul, and when something manifestly doesn't make sense you've got to give it some thought.
by Tripps
14 Jul 2019, 13:23
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3934
Views: 260046

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Speaking of Higherford - I've had this Youtube video on my list for long time now.

It's very clever. :smile: Higherford Mill
by Tripps
14 Jul 2019, 10:54
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 6189
Views: 299975

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

I think it is because I have been cast as Diabetic Not affected directly, but I queried with a GP fairly recently whether diabetes could be abated by large weight loss, as we are often told it can in the media, and she said to me that 'a diagnosis of diabetes is never reversed'. The description 'pr...
by Tripps
13 Jul 2019, 23:09
Forum: Gardening
Topic: Gardening
Replies: 488
Views: 35703

Re: Gardening

Stanley wrote:
13 Jul 2019, 01:57
How's your back?
Fortunately no damage, and I slept well afterwards - and lost 2lbs. Everyone's a winner. :smile:
by Tripps
13 Jul 2019, 23:07
Forum: Gardening
Topic: Gardening
Replies: 488
Views: 35703

Re: Gardening

Tripps, it looks like your Acanthus is going to have competition from a young ash tree! So that's what they are - all over the place in my drought garden. I'll deal with them. :smile: mine is doing really well, the best it has ever been Actually I found a similar picture at the same time last year,...
by Tripps
12 Jul 2019, 21:59
Forum: Gardening
Topic: Gardening
Replies: 488
Views: 35703

Re: Gardening

Nice picture Kev.

I did some more (reluctant) pebble shifting this afternoon then took a picture of the Acanthus.
Acanthus 12 July 2019.jpg
by Tripps
12 Jul 2019, 21:39
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2488
Views: 172317

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Have you heard the phrase 'she's got all her chairs at home' ?

I've taken it to mean she is a sensible woman. I find -to my great surprise - that google doesn't seem to have heard of it. I think that's a first. :smile:
by Tripps
12 Jul 2019, 09:56
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10193
Views: 493379

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Just heard that my granddaughter is going here Celtic Harmonytoday. Looks like a lot of fun. :smile:
by Tripps
11 Jul 2019, 20:55
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 6189
Views: 299975

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Roger Perry once fed me on truffles straight from France, I didn't like them at all. In that case I'll spare you plan B which quickly passed through my mind - why not post it to SCG for a second opinion. I've got it captured in an airtight bag now, but I swear I can still smell it in the fridge. I ...
by Tripps
11 Jul 2019, 10:03
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1101
Views: 90325

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Relate counsellor: Your wife says you never buy her flowers

Husband: True, but in fairness I didn't even know she sold flowers.
by Tripps
10 Jul 2019, 10:18
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 6189
Views: 299975

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Red Alert Red Alert Red Alert Don't buy Singletons TRUFFLE CHEDDAR slices - available only from Sainsbury's. I've never tasted a truffle or truffle oil, but seen it revered to god like status on many cookery TV programmes, so when I saw it in Sainsbury's last evening ready sliced - I gave it a go. I...
by Tripps
09 Jul 2019, 18:30
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10067
Views: 435957

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Judicious use of a powerful illuminated magnifying glass tells me it's "Reconditoned by Vauxhall Motors Ltd." Is that cheating? :smile:
by Tripps
09 Jul 2019, 09:52
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10193
Views: 493379

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Can't you take them to task under fair or distance selling rules with one of the Ombudsman services? I suppose so, but life's too short? Despite being on guard, I was tricked into joining Amazon prime. It was a while ago, and I managed to cancel it - with some difficulty. The idea of Tripps v Amazo...
by Tripps
08 Jul 2019, 17:55
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4851
Views: 353274

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

(Like the painting .....) Bless you for that - that makes just the two of us. My kids hate it. The poet says she likes it, but I think she's just being polite. :laugh5: I think you may be right about the photograph - reveals more about me than usual. I've changed it to the view from the front windo...
by Tripps
08 Jul 2019, 17:46
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9171
Views: 403339

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Sue's pictures reminded me of some I'd seen years ago in the Oldham newspaper (I think).
Roman Road

Nice to see concern for a member who is absent for a day. I've been known to sulk for a week, and no one even noticed. :laugh5:
by Tripps
08 Jul 2019, 17:39
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1613
Views: 101766

Re: GOOD TV

Quite out of character for me, ( in fact almost unbelievable), but I've watched the last couple of episodes of Gentleman Jack, and must confess to enjoying it. The 'production values' were tremendous, though they could have resisted the rain machine scene. There'll have to be a second series - the a...
by Tripps
07 Jul 2019, 10:02
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2221
Views: 156405

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Hadn't thought about Fuel Duty.... Its about 70p per litre -so more than half of the pump price goes to the Revenue. Extracted from From the Office of Budget Responsibility - "Fuel duties are levied on purchases of petrol, diesel and a variety of other fuels. They represent a significant source of ...

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