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by Sue
19 Jun 2019, 07:33
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
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Views: 310386

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Just revisited this page after a week. I know why I stopped. The whole saga is so depressing. I did not watch the debates. I don’t want to listen to the lying, back biting and more important the evasion of questions and the repetition of all I have heard before. I am not Tory so can’t vote so it bea...
by Sue
19 Jun 2019, 07:25
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6673
Views: 310386

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I'm pleased to see Tom Watson stressing that we must stay in the EU and pushing for another referendum to break the deadlock. `Labour 'needs clear anti-Brexit position', says Tom Watson' LINK If Watson was the Labour leader and there was a General Election I'd vote Labour. It's Corbyn who is puttin...
by Sue
19 Jun 2019, 07:21
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
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Views: 401390

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I have Toby jugs ( not heads, proper jugs) . They fill cupboards, top of sheves and units. I have three boxes of cheap ones in the loft. I used to collect them avidly, searching for unusual members of a particular set. They were worth a lot and had to be insured separately. Then ebay came along and ...
by Sue
18 Jun 2019, 06:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
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Views: 401390

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Clean bedding and ironed pillow cases :good: always a favourite with me too. Me too, but such a pain to dry in wet weather. In France I can hang them over the bannister. We are in a bungalow here and have a tumble dryer but they all tie in knots! I have a clothes airer but they are too big to hang ...
by Sue
17 Jun 2019, 21:37
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8988
Views: 401390

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Wear with confidence...it was made like that, its all in the design :extrawink:
by Sue
17 Jun 2019, 06:31
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
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Views: 401390

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I too hate duvet covers! Today is the monthly U3A lunch but I have a hair appointment first. This evening is art. I spent all yesterday afternoon trying to get the fit of the sleeves right on the ladies shirt I am making. I had to completely redesign the top of the sleeves and it still took 3 attemp...
by Sue
16 Jun 2019, 07:10
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
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Views: 401390

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We did another long walk yesterday morning, walking to the Rydal Caverns from Ambleside and back. The rain stopped, the sun came out and the temperature hit 17 degrees the warmest day of the week. By the time we had eaten a late lunch it was nearly 3.00 pm. Our only plans were to do a little food sh...
by Sue
15 Jun 2019, 07:20
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
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Views: 401390

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We managed a 5plus mile walk round Coniston, past the old Hall and the lower edge of the Old Man. The sun came out for some of it. Today looks the same, a damp start followed by a drier afternoon. I was hoping for better. Julia and family are off to a family wedding ( Ed’s sister) in the Trough of B...
by Sue
15 Jun 2019, 07:09
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6673
Views: 310386

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I understand the rest Stanley , I just did not understand where blocking the no deal had disappeared to. I am still not sure that I do! Yesterday I was at the The Ruskin Museum in Coniston , a fabulously interesting place. There was a plaque that stated the Eu had provided part funding. Their should...
by Sue
14 Jun 2019, 21:31
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6673
Views: 310386

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Sort of, so because of the extension period it over ruled the motion on preventing us leaving without a deal ?
by Sue
14 Jun 2019, 17:13
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6673
Views: 310386

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Please can someone explain something to me. Boris says he is preparing for a no deal Brexit as an option, yet when Mrs May suggested that it was voted out and legislation brought in to prevent it. How has this been reversed. Have I mis understood .
by Sue
14 Jun 2019, 07:22
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8988
Views: 401390

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Aren't they all so very beautiful? Who could not love them? I must take pics of my old Machine...extendable table and stool. I had been looking for one for ages, but normally way out of my price range. This one is an absolute bargain even though it needs lots of work doing on it. Can’t wait to get ...
by Sue
13 Jun 2019, 15:48
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
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Views: 401390

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PanBiker wrote:
13 Jun 2019, 09:34
Sally's machine is a 99K same as the first one shown on this Singer info site. First models in 1911 and continued in production until 1958. Same metal cover on the accessory tray.

Singer Sewing Machine Info
Thanks Ian, useful site too. I am now awaiting delivery for a lid that I found on Etsy
by Sue
12 Jun 2019, 19:50
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8988
Views: 401390

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Wendyf wrote:
12 Jun 2019, 19:35
Mum had an electric one in the '50s but it was very difficult to get it to operate smoothly, the foot control was a bit sticky!
I've just realised from looking at models on eBay that the machine tips back on the base.... I've never looked underneath.
Never looked underneath! All that fluff Wendy.
by Sue
12 Jun 2019, 19:49
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8988
Views: 401390

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Found a wooden compartment lid on Etsy for £6
by Sue
12 Jun 2019, 19:13
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8988
Views: 401390

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

And still hand cranked!
by Sue
12 Jun 2019, 17:58
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8988
Views: 401390

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If she has, I wondered if you could do a bit of technical measurement for me or to be more correct...for Bob
by Sue
12 Jun 2019, 17:38
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8988
Views: 401390

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

This is the bit I am looking for now.
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by Sue
12 Jun 2019, 17:29
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8988
Views: 401390

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Thanks Kev, had a look. Its an older machine I think. The panel on mine seems to have a moulding round the edge with a slot in it so the top slides in and out.
by Sue
12 Jun 2019, 16:44
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8988
Views: 401390

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No it's hand cranked, but in a leatherette type case rather than the wooden one. I remember those shuttle type bobbins, I think I had a treadle machine that used them. Its probably the next model up or the supposedly portable one if it has a leatherette type case. I am now looking for the little wo...
by Sue
12 Jun 2019, 16:41
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8988
Views: 401390

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I have just put a bid in on some accessories in a tin...feeling chuffed and hopeful.
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by Sue
12 Jun 2019, 08:25
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8988
Views: 401390

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Is it electric. I looked up the number on this machine, the code indicates it was one of 120,000 made between July and December on Clyde-Bank in 1910. I bought it as 1896 but am happy with 1910. It has what is described as a coffin lid, it certainly looks like one. The lid has one latch missing and ...
by Sue
12 Jun 2019, 07:27
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8988
Views: 401390

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We have the backdrop Stanley, no problems there and we could still spend a little and be secure. We have always been very prudent, cheap holidays and the like. Bob worked away for 15 years so there was not much social life and recreational spending going on in those years. We reaped some benefits wh...
by Sue
12 Jun 2019, 07:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8988
Views: 401390

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

We have the backdrop Stanley, no problems there and we could still spend a little and be secure. We have always been very prudent, cheap holidays and the like. Bob worked away for 15 years so there was not much social life and recreational spending going on in those years. We reaped some benefits wh...
by Sue
11 Jun 2019, 06:58
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8988
Views: 401390

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Sue, my brother invested in a Holiday Property Bond many years ago now and book with them at least a couple of times a year both in this country and abroad. They say the properties are always excellent and the family can use any allowance that they don't. The friends we met for lunch have these and...

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