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by Tizer
14 Feb 2012, 09:45
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7079
Views: 317047

Re: POLITICS CORNER

The Presidents of the EU and EC, Rompuy and Barroso, are in Beijing meeting with the Chinese Premier and hoping to get China to invest oodles of cash into the EU to save it from economic meltdown. As I've mentioned before, I find this very disturbing, the thought that European leaders (including the...
by Tizer
14 Feb 2012, 09:27
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Happy Birthday Stanley
Replies: 11
Views: 1869

Re: Happy Birthday Stanley

Wishing you all the best for your birthday, Stanley.
From Tizer and Mrs Tiz
by Tizer
13 Feb 2012, 16:19
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10483
Views: 498280

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

If I heard the report correctly over the weekend, the entire length of the Danube is frozen solid and as this is a major working river there are major economic implications being suggested. That's an interesting one Richard because the Danube was almost running on empty last year due to lack of rai...
by Tizer
12 Feb 2012, 11:42
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: PET'S CORNER
Replies: 898
Views: 85630

Re: PET'S CORNER

A bit more on pet insurance...the problem has spread to Lloyds TSB: LINK
by Tizer
12 Feb 2012, 11:20
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2289
Views: 157786

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Stanley, thanks for all the advice and information. I won't go down the blast pipe route because we may not be in this house for much longer so I'll leave the next owner to sort it out. If I were staying a long time I would have the chimney extended which might do the job. I agree that increasing th...
by Tizer
12 Feb 2012, 11:05
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10483
Views: 498280

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

In the school playground in the 1950s we were told not to stand by the building when it snowed because of the icicles hanging from the gutters - and they were big icicles too! (They were always bigger in the past!)
by Tizer
11 Feb 2012, 17:06
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: PET'S CORNER
Replies: 898
Views: 85630

Re: PET'S CORNER

If any of you owners have got insurance for your pet, check the small print. There is trouble at the moment because Halifax have been terminating pet insurance policies although the pet owners have thought it was insurance for the lifetime of the pet. The Halifax marketing material used the words `l...
by Tizer
11 Feb 2012, 16:57
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Happy Birthday Moh!
Replies: 12
Views: 2396

Re: Happy Birthday Moh!

Well done Moh, Happy Birthday!!
by Tizer
11 Feb 2012, 16:54
Forum: General Discussions About The Site
Topic: I lost your Avatar - Sorry
Replies: 38
Views: 6434

Re: I lost your Avatar - Sorry

Doc must have heard you Moh, you've got it back again (for your birthday?)!
by Tizer
11 Feb 2012, 16:47
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1184
Views: 91275

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Was it someone on here recently who used the phrase `Mad as a bag of spanners"?
by Tizer
11 Feb 2012, 16:46
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2545
Views: 173778

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

I'm glad to hear that, I can hear it said in my head, the same as everybody used to say it when I was a nipper!
by Tizer
11 Feb 2012, 12:11
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10483
Views: 498280

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Ian, I had a look to see if there was information on the Web, but not much to be found. It seems to rely mostly on the grit being washed through the system and the councils having to do some extra cleaning of the drains. Where it ends up depends on whether it goes through the sewage or storm drain p...
by Tizer
11 Feb 2012, 11:58
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: HELP REQUIRED
Replies: 53
Views: 10513

Re: HELP REQUIRED

Good luck with the press Thomo, don't be shy about telling them how difficult it is for your wife and how much pain she is having, even worse so someone who likes to be so active and is obviously so cherished by her employer. I would expect your incident to be treated with great interest by the press.
by Tizer
11 Feb 2012, 11:47
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT
Replies: 1385
Views: 108544

Re: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT

Stanley, I hope you're not being rude about the Norwegians! Tripps, if you've eaten the seafood sticks then I know why your avatar look strange! I notice the list contains titanium dioxide which seems to get into everything these days, food and non-food, as if it were an inert substance. But it's qu...
by Tizer
11 Feb 2012, 11:37
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1251
Views: 93101

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Whippy, I think your best solution is two things. 1. Do the best you can to insulate the external shell of your house. If heat leaks out of one bit of your internal structure into another it doesn't matter as long as you do your best to trap it within the whole house shell and stop it escaping to th...
by Tizer
11 Feb 2012, 11:13
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2289
Views: 157786

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

At least if you need the CH you've got town gas. We're on oil and desperate for a delivery, with the oil level vanishing below the bottom end of the `sight glass' pipe on the side of the tank. The oil suppliers are overloaded with orders and when we rang them all they would say was "We can't guarant...
by Tizer
11 Feb 2012, 11:00
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: We all Love A Moan, What Annoyed You Today...
Replies: 79
Views: 39680

Re: We all Love A Moan, What Annoyed You Today...

Nothing annoyed me so far today (except the radio news and that's every day!) and I hope it stays that way, but I'm still recovering from everything that annoyed me during the week. We have a lot going on at the moment and one of the issues involves solicitors - we've had to ditch one solicitor beca...
by Tizer
11 Feb 2012, 10:45
Forum: General Discussions About The Site
Topic: I lost your Avatar - Sorry
Replies: 38
Views: 6434

Re: I lost your Avatar - Sorry

Nolic's right, nothing to get worked up about - in fact it makes a change to see some different pics in place of the avatars! I guess the avatar fuse has blown and Doc needs to insert another one. I like Doc's comment: "Sorry about all this folks, I promise it can only get better" - I think he copie...
by Tizer
11 Feb 2012, 10:36
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2545
Views: 173778

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Do folk still use `any road' as an alternative for `anyway', `whatever' (woteva in modern teenage argot). Example: You and a friend are trying to agree a time to meet, and you say "Any road, I'll see you this evening".
by Tizer
10 Feb 2012, 16:56
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1251
Views: 93101

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Yes, the jet streams are all over the place at the moment with hot places cold and cold places hot (if you see what I mean!).
by Tizer
10 Feb 2012, 12:33
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2289
Views: 157786

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

This sounds appropriate for the energy thread... Beechwood fires are bright and clear If the logs are kept a year Chestnut only good they say If for long it's laid away Make a fire of elder tree Death within your house will be But ash new or ash old Is fit for a Queen with a crown of gold Birch and ...
by Tizer
10 Feb 2012, 11:49
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1509
Views: 108556

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

Yes, it sounded interesting but is only economical on the large scale - it won't be in my back garden (unfortunately)!
by Tizer
10 Feb 2012, 11:46
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10483
Views: 498280

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

This site should allow comparison of meat prices geographically but it seems difficult to make direct comparisons and the North-West doesn't exist! http://www.meat-prices.co.uk/
by Tizer
10 Feb 2012, 10:07
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1509
Views: 108556

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

New battery could lead to cheaper, more efficient solar energy (09 February 2012, University of Southampton) A joint research project between the University of Southampton and lithium battery technology company REAPsystems has found that a new type of battery has the potential to improve the effici...
by Tizer
10 Feb 2012, 09:51
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2545
Views: 173778

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

When I was a student in Liverpool I was warned about the meaning of nudger so that I wouldn't get into trouble! Later, working for Rank Hovis McDougall, I learnt how variable the composition and form of bread products was throughout the UK, let alone globally. When the labs developed new products th...

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