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by Tripps
13 Dec 2017, 11:48
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2167
Views: 108161

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Thanks for your good wishes - appreciated. just a bit of stiffness this morning. All snow vanished overnight. I remembered last night, that this had happened before - at RAF Changi, almost exactly fifty years ago, as I was being marched in to the OC's office to face the grave charge of losing my ID ...
by Tripps
13 Dec 2017, 11:25
Forum: Natural World
Topic: Squirrels
Replies: 18
Views: 1071

Re: Squirrels

"Transporting convicts there didn't do too badly! "

As Mao Tse Tung is reputed to have said of the effects of French Revolution -

' It's too soon to tell' :smile:
by Tripps
12 Dec 2017, 22:23
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2167
Views: 108161

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

This is a repeat tip but worth mentioning. You can't take too much care when negotiating slippery pavements like we have today. You may take a bit longer to get round your walk but that doesn't matter. Always think about six weeks or more recovering from a broken bone. In the worst cases of course,...
by Tripps
12 Dec 2017, 22:07
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: May I recommend. . .
Replies: 53
Views: 2525

Re: May I recommend. . .

Noted - and it will be on the list. Now return the favour, try this one from Waitrose . Primitivo di Manduria This is recommended by my barber who is from Puglia and knows a thing or two about red wine. Don't pay that price though - they regularly reduce it by 25% so be patient. Worth waiting for. :...
by Tripps
12 Dec 2017, 21:57
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2038
Views: 129191

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Just been on the phone to Uncle Jim who is from Preston - he used the phrase can't make moss nor sand on it" which I've never heard before, though the reference says it's common in the North of England. He also said that Jan Leeming was 'bowling at t'fence' in a TV programme yesterday - meaning she ...
by Tripps
12 Dec 2017, 18:55
Forum: Natural World
Topic: Squirrels
Replies: 18
Views: 1071

Re: Squirrels

Interesting topic. The Kransky Sisters will tell you about the Cane Toads in Queensland - that went well didn't it?

Now we see beavers being introduced into the Forest of Dean.

What could possibly go wrong? :smile:
by Tripps
12 Dec 2017, 11:29
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8180
Views: 350798

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I found this on the internet - instructions as to how to get your digits on some Bitcoins - nearly as difficult as I find posting a picture on here via the gallery - :smile: "Download bitaddress.org, verify it and save to USB or disk. Format PC or Mac doing at minimum a 3-pass-secure erase so that i...
by Tripps
10 Dec 2017, 21:18
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 4708
Views: 221435

Re: POLITICS CORNER

This is how the matter was regularly reported a while ago - " Iranian authorities allege Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe was plotting to topple the government in Tehran - but no official charges have been made public ." Then Boris 'blundered' - saying publicly that she was teaching journalism rather than the ...
by Tripps
10 Dec 2017, 19:20
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 744
Views: 62808

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

I think this is called bathos :smile: Just before Christmas a couple were busy shopping when the wife noticed that her husband was missing. As they had a lot to do, she called him on her mobile and said, “Where are you? You, know we’ve lots to do." He replied, "You remember that little jeweller's we...
by Tripps
10 Dec 2017, 16:05
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 127
Views: 2074

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

A bit further South than the Pennines, but here's the view from my bedroom widow this morning.
snow10122017.jpg
by Tripps
10 Dec 2017, 11:41
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: May I recommend. . .
Replies: 53
Views: 2525

Re: May I recommend. . .

I do wish you hadn't shown me the M&S Port. When I realised the price was for six bottles not just one I got interested. :smile:

As for the cask whisky I like the comment -

"A drop of water ought to help it not overwhelm the palate".
by Tripps
09 Dec 2017, 13:23
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: May I recommend. . .
Replies: 53
Views: 2525

Re: May I recommend. . .

And gets you posting silly things late at night. . . . :smile:
by Tripps
09 Dec 2017, 00:21
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: May I recommend. . .
Replies: 53
Views: 2525

Re: May I recommend. . .

Been meaning to put these people up for while now. Try the Kransky Sisters. Bit of an aquired taste but unique. :smile:

PS I also recommend South African - ZALZE 2016 14.5 % abv Shiraz - Mourvedre - Viognier.
Very good to accompany the music. - :smile:
by Tripps
09 Dec 2017, 00:14
Forum: LTP2013 Comments and Feedback
Topic: Walter Widdup Opera singer
Replies: 4
Views: 51

Re: Walter Widdup Opera singer

Here's a link to Walter Widdop actually singing. Not quite Ed Sheeran, but I quite like him. :smile:

You never quite know where this site will take you next do you? :smile:
by Tripps
09 Dec 2017, 00:09
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8180
Views: 350798

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

There's a lot in the press in the last few days about the 'value' of bitcoins going through the roof. This is I think, the reality of the situation. If you can't make a go of it in Cambridge then where can you?

Bitcoin Cambridge
by Tripps
07 Dec 2017, 20:46
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 820
Views: 66459

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Spike Milligan

"We haven't got a plan so nothing can go wrong!"
by Tripps
01 Dec 2017, 14:02
Forum: Stanley's View
Topic: CHRISTMAS IS COMING!
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: CHRISTMAS IS COMING!

I found this a while ago from my lad to Santa. I found the 'computer' as well in the shed. Even the local Computer Museum don't want it. :smile:
XmaslistJohn.jpg
by Tripps
01 Dec 2017, 13:37
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2161
Views: 122190

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Tizer wrote:
01 Dec 2017, 09:55
Talking of such things...do you remember when Tommy Ball, the Blackburn shoe magnate ?
Yes indeed - I could still find the place today. Thwaites brewery was the landmark then left up the steep hill over the canal bridge and left again. Called in on nearly every trip North. :smile:
by Tripps
30 Nov 2017, 21:57
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1003
Views: 68180

Re: GOOD TV

I think The Detectorists is running out of steam. perhaps best this is the final series. Enjoyed Ray Mears last night (never thought I'd ever write that), on the US prairies. Lots I didn't know about the job. Buffalos in millions in the 19th century! Kate Humble's series on women is interesting. Las...
by Tripps
30 Nov 2017, 21:47
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: May I recommend. . .
Replies: 53
Views: 2525

Re: May I recommend. . .

The above link to the Kindle Fire 7 now shows a price of £50 rather than the £30 i paid only a few days ago. Warm glow developing. :smile:
by Tripps
30 Nov 2017, 21:42
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 800
Views: 56476

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

I managed to get it onto my Kindle - I'm a bit of a Kipling fan. I was unaware of it, and find It interesting.

My latest blagging technique is to go to project Gutenburg , download the book, then email it to myself at my kindle address. It then miraculously appears in the reading list. :smile:
by Tripps
30 Nov 2017, 21:37
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 820
Views: 66459

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

From Dennis Skinner's twitter -

Will Meghan Markle get UK citizenship?

NO CHANCE.

Partners need to show they can support their spouse "without recourse to public funds".
by Tripps
27 Nov 2017, 20:08
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: May I recommend. . .
Replies: 53
Views: 2525

Re: May I recommend. . .

Went to visit my son yesterday. He's got one of these and insisted I get one as well. I got mine from Argos for instant gratification the same price - which is quite ridiculously cheap I'd say. :smile: Kindle Fire 7 I already had a gumtree Hudl tablet, and in theory this isn't as quick, but I find t...
by Tripps
26 Nov 2017, 11:13
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 7765
Views: 304130

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

So every Chinese citizen has a digital citizen's card - all 1.3 billion of them - no wonder I read recently that China now has more supercomputers than any other nation.

The company in Cambridge is ofo. ofo bike trial

What could possibly go wrong?
by Tripps
26 Nov 2017, 10:55
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2161
Views: 122190

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Not totally without risk though - cases here from Salmesbury and Bacup.

petting farm

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