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by Tripps
23 Jun 2018, 11:24
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1243
Views: 80671

Re: GOOD TV

On the parliament Channel now on the second anniversary, the count for the European referendum. Interesting. :smile:
by Tripps
23 Jun 2018, 10:04
Forum: Gardening
Topic: Gardening
Replies: 399
Views: 26703

Re: Gardening

plaques wrote:
23 Jun 2018, 07:25
I'm not sure if my camera is up to it.
You don't need much of a camera. I use a Toshiba S30 Camileo, from ebay for about £20. I've also got a Creative Vado which is also good, and though it doesn't have a removable memory card, is quite intuitive, and cheap. :smile:
by Tripps
23 Jun 2018, 09:50
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2107
Views: 146270

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Great word. Makes me think immediately of Boris Johnson or Mr Rees Mogg. :smile:
by Tripps
23 Jun 2018, 09:46
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5433
Views: 255147

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

This constant 'triggering' by use of the words 'steak pudding' has finally had an effect. I've found that Morrisons are selling Hollands steak puddings - frozen. Missionary work to the South. Food of my youth - with chips and gravy was 1s/3d. Eleven pence for the pud and four pence for the chips. In...
by Tripps
22 Jun 2018, 20:05
Forum: Gardening
Topic: Gardening
Replies: 399
Views: 26703

Re: Gardening

Fancy a walk round my back yard? :smile:

A walk round the garden
by Tripps
21 Jun 2018, 19:00
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: OBITUARIES
Replies: 970
Views: 83964

Re: OBITUARIES

I doubt this will have an impact on many, but Private William Speakman VC. died today.

Bill Speakman
by Tripps
20 Jun 2018, 11:05
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2107
Views: 146270

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

I think that's probably a good thing. I have a book inherited from My late mother in law, called Cripple George Subtitle 'God has a plan for every man'. It was a prize from the Banbridge Road, Sabbath School, N. Ireland, in 1925. An occasional glance is a good antidote for those occasions when peopl...
by Tripps
19 Jun 2018, 16:17
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5226
Views: 258208

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Fairly sure it was Portugal. I remember discussing these custard cakes, which I now know to be called pastelde nata. :smile:
by Tripps
19 Jun 2018, 15:48
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5226
Views: 258208

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Still, your typical Brexiter has just as little clue of how our ‘democracy’ works as they have the EU’s and wear their slack-jawed, banjo-strumming ignorance with unyielding pride. Wow - I hadn't realised just how ignorant I was - I love banjo music, and quite like the harmonica or 'gob iron' as Ca...
by Tripps
17 Jun 2018, 14:33
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2578
Views: 151170

Re: SHED MATTERS 2

Rhyming slang - boracic lint = skint. :smile:
by Tripps
16 Jun 2018, 09:11
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2472
Views: 140379

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Here's a follow up to the Fever Van theme. There was a print of LS Lowry's painting of that name at the art sale I attended recently.
by Tripps
15 Jun 2018, 18:49
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2064
Views: 146194

Re: BOB'S BITS

Looks like Tony Hancock might have had a point. :smile: Magna Carta
by Tripps
15 Jun 2018, 10:17
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5226
Views: 258208

Re: POLITICS CORNER

chinatyke wrote:
14 Jun 2018, 22:55
Sack the lot of them and get the Chinese to run the country!
Stanley wrote:
15 Jun 2018, 02:36
They already are.....
What could possibly go wrong?

Chinese ambition
by Tripps
13 Jun 2018, 10:37
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 921
Views: 77346

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Tizer wrote:
13 Jun 2018, 09:09
Nature journal itself is one of the most highly respected journals worldwide.
I think that comes close to being one of the logical fallacies they told us about at school.

The 'appeal to authority'. :smile:
by Tripps
13 Jun 2018, 10:34
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 899
Views: 75274

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

From Andrew Neil - who seems to be absent from PMQ's today? "Nobody outside Westminster bubble understands what happened today and even 90% of those in the bubble aren’t sure. Thus does the degradation of British Politics continue." PS. Seems he had a note from his mum, to go to his Alma Mater (Glas...
by Tripps
12 Jun 2018, 20:53
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8714
Views: 410224

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I know it's serious and you're not supposed to laugh, but I had a little smile at this
suspicious package

It would have to be the trendy 'artisanal' bread of course. :smile:

Immediate candidate for trippssnipps
by Tripps
12 Jun 2018, 20:38
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 921
Views: 77346

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Nice try - but I'm not convinced. :smile: I read somewhere that it is easier to get funding for any research if it can be linked to 'climate change'. Never heard of that university before or even the city where it resides, but it looks impressive. Babes Bolyai
by Tripps
12 Jun 2018, 09:24
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 921
Views: 77346

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Tizer wrote:
12 Jun 2018, 08:11
Climate change looks like being the cause of the sudden deaths of baobab trees
"They suspect the demise may be linked to climate change, although they have no direct evidence of this."
by Tripps
10 Jun 2018, 09:51
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5226
Views: 258208

Re: POLITICS CORNER

President Trump has left the summit early, and gone to Singapore to meet Kim Jong Un. They will meet on the resort island of Sentosa to the South of the island. I know Sentosa better as Blakang Mati The name in Malay means 'death behind', which is quite prophetic, given the fate of the island during...
by Tripps
10 Jun 2018, 09:41
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8714
Views: 410224

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

On this theme - a good opportunity for a 'human interest' story. In 1993, I popped into an exhibition of paintings on the top floor of a book shop in Cambridge, I as very taken by them, and thought that one day, I'd like to own one. I kept the catalogue, and put it in my desk drawer. It's still ther...
by Tripps
10 Jun 2018, 09:05
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Replies: 144
Views: 2400

Re: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

Stanley wrote:
10 Jun 2018, 03:21
who had a shop in the Tommy Market at Oldham
Let's have it right - its Tommyfield :smile:
by Tripps
09 Jun 2018, 09:51
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Replies: 144
Views: 2400

Re: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

PanBiker wrote:
09 Jun 2018, 08:38
Foil milk bottle tops became instant "flying saucers" if you had the knack of the "two finger flick", it was beyond some kids.
Thanks for that - file under - 'things you had forgotten that you had forgot' :smile:
by Tripps
08 Jun 2018, 13:04
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 899
Views: 75274

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Michael Portillo last night -

"text books will be written on the inefficiency..er..er..the incompetency - of these negotiations."
by Tripps
06 Jun 2018, 19:32
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1243
Views: 80671

Re: GOOD TV

There's a programme on BBC 1 at the moment 'The Truth About Carbs'

I think it was produced by Wendyf and Big Kev. :smile:
by Tripps
06 Jun 2018, 18:06
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS
Replies: 321
Views: 32214

Re: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS

Are we playing with numbers here? My thought exactly. She actually did some helpful hand movements to go with the numbers indicating which way was up, and which way was down. Unless the interviewer is Andrew Neil - they're on fairly safe ground quoting numbers - it's almost a mark of pride for even...

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