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by Tripps
18 Mar 2019, 12:41
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3096
Views: 155273

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Here's a tip - Take care when you sprinkle dried sage on your mushroom omelette that you check the label and it's not actually nutmeg. :biggrin2:
by Tripps
18 Mar 2019, 10:47
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2365
Views: 167535

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Stanley wrote:
18 Mar 2019, 08:36
We have a new word.... 'progressophobia
I guess Ned Ludd would have used it if they'd had the internet in the eighteenth century. :smile:
by Tripps
17 Mar 2019, 21:55
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4537
Views: 344848

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

This talk of download speeds made me test mine, which seems to be very low compared - say 10 - 11 Mbps . However I'm fairly relaxed about it. I seem to be able to do anything I want to do, without any problems. I suppose faster would be better, but I'm on contract till the end of the year, so I'll t...
by Tripps
17 Mar 2019, 13:16
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1469
Views: 97351

Re: GOOD TV

I stumbled across this last evening. Race around the world It's something different - I kept thinking Anneka Rice should be in it. :smile: I enjoyed it. They went through Baku - which I knew was in Azerbaijan and the birth place of former world chess champion Gary Kasparov, but seeing the architectu...
by Tripps
16 Mar 2019, 11:58
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6204
Views: 299498

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Time for a lecture on Erskine May [Any relation? Well done for spotting the possible link between Erskine and Theresa - no one else has mentioned this yet. :smile: I found this today from Melanie Philips. Of course the motion she speaks of, passed on Wednesday, is not binding whereas the law is. So...
by Tripps
15 Mar 2019, 18:46
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 287
Views: 12572

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

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by Tripps
15 Mar 2019, 11:38
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6204
Views: 299498

Re: POLITICS CORNER

On a 'point of information' Mr Speaker - Andrea Ledsom is in fact the Leader of the house. The Mother of the house or longest serving female member is Harriet Harman. Ledsom attracted the nickname 'mother' when during her bid for the Tory leadership he continually emphasised that she was a mother, a...
by Tripps
14 Mar 2019, 22:00
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 287
Views: 12572

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by Tripps
14 Mar 2019, 20:34
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 287
Views: 12572

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by Tripps
14 Mar 2019, 13:14
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 287
Views: 12572

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

Must be watching too much racing from Cheltenham. I fell at the last fence.

I got vowels equals 30 then (mysteriously) decided that consonants were 100.

There was a time when that wouldn't have happened. :sad:
by Tripps
14 Mar 2019, 11:29
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6204
Views: 299498

Re: POLITICS CORNER

It's all a puzzle isn't it? Too many double negatives - why say 'take no deal off the table' why not we must 'have a deal on the table'. Now some say that leaving on 29th March is impossible, whilst others say (very convincingly) that it still remains the law of the land that we do so. I think that ...
by Tripps
13 Mar 2019, 20:24
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 287
Views: 12572

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

In which case Prime MInister - regretfully I must resign. :smile:
by Tripps
13 Mar 2019, 19:54
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4537
Views: 344848

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I've tried to do this manually, but I must say that looks a very attractive way of doing things. Due diligence however shows perhaps it's not very good.

One click

The noes have - the noes have it. :smile:
by Tripps
13 Mar 2019, 19:35
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 287
Views: 12572

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by Tripps
13 Mar 2019, 18:04
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 287
Views: 12572

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

PanBiker wrote:
13 Mar 2019, 17:59
Indeed, although originally from the dark side, I do like him,
At first glance - I thought that meant me. . . :laugh5:

Now - is there an I missing? and what about my nemesis Number 30? :smile:
by Tripps
13 Mar 2019, 17:17
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2365
Views: 167535

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

I keep thinking of "hoo art in heaven" indicating that (in Lancashire at least) God is a woman. That came in the car, whilst listening to Mahalia Jason singing the Lord's prayer. :smile: . Now I hear Mr Ferrari on LBC use the phrase about someone 'duking it out' today when talking about a difference...
by Tripps
13 Mar 2019, 16:21
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 287
Views: 12572

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

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Any news of puzzle 30 ?
by Tripps
13 Mar 2019, 13:09
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1469
Views: 97351

Re: GOOD TV

Having been tantalised by various snips from 'Derry Girls' especially the character Sister Michael. I tried it last night. Well - the excerpts are better than the whole thing, and despite a keen interest in local accents and dialect, I found it quite unintelligible for a lot of the time. My slowly d...
by Tripps
13 Mar 2019, 11:35
Forum: National Service
Topic: National Service
Replies: 52
Views: 721

Re: National Service

It had a different propellant than the ordinary Waltham Abbey Modified Tubular cordite That rang a bell. I went there last summer to a re enactment thingy. with my son and his family who live quite nearby. Royal Gunpowder Mills Some of the participants took it all a bit seriously for me. Want watch...
by Tripps
13 Mar 2019, 11:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6204
Views: 299498

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Cox did the honourable thing and told T May the truth You can be too cynical at times can't you? I was, :smile: I almost warmed to the guy by the end of his speech. You've got it right here Stanley - define 'good faith' - lawyers' dream. I've just watched a debate in the European Parliament from St...
by Tripps
12 Mar 2019, 10:56
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6204
Views: 299498

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Jon Snow says the Attorney General said no last night to Mrs May's new version of the agreement, and was told to go away and work out overnight, how to say yes. Mr Cox has issued a single word denial of this rumour. The word used begins with B. We'll see. I think his future in the House of Lords wil...
by Tripps
10 Mar 2019, 23:08
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1026
Views: 76798

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

(It's far too easy to buy on Abebooks), It didn't end well though. :smile: I noticed after buying that it said 'front cover detached' That's not good I thought, so I sent an email to abebooks with a query - did that mean what I thought it meant? Within an hour or so - I got a reply from the top man...
by Tripps
10 Mar 2019, 16:41
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1846
Views: 143852

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

Read THIS BBC report on the failure of an 'investment firm' called LCF who have failed taking down many retirement plans with them. So there is now a gap in the market for - would you believe it - here comes easyMoney. :smile: It's an 'Innovative finance ISA'. A 'target' return of 4.05 %, and if yo...
by Tripps
10 Mar 2019, 11:53
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1026
Views: 76798

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

I can't resist a list so looked through all the books offered. Now I find that almost by accident (It's far too easy to buy on Abebooks), that I've bought The Book of British Ballads Very timely - since I went to a fundraising event on Friday, where the folk songs collected locally by Vaughan Willia...
by Tripps
10 Mar 2019, 11:29
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1026
Views: 76798

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

Well done - I approve. :smile: I checked it all out, and hidden among the many 'reprint on demand' rubbish, and facsimile editions was this published in 1805. Whitaker's Craven Worth taking a look at the seller's photos. Not cheap though. :smile: Where would we be without the internet. I spent years...

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