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by plaques
29 Jun 2020, 07:54
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11765
Views: 531203

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Remember Mick's 14 month old Rav4 giving up the ghost in January? He hasn't got it back yet partly due to Covid but also due to the fact that a brand new engine and gearbox hasn't solved the problem. It's now a Warranty issue. Looking at changing my car, (now 15+ years old quietly tuning back to ea...
by plaques
28 Jun 2020, 17:56
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11765
Views: 531203

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

....noticed an increase in idle speed and a 'hot' smell (indication of a DPF regeneration) so decided to take it on a run in a high gear (2000rpm plus) for around 5 miles and it seems to have blown out the cobwebs Some time ago one of my previous diesels was registering high values on the exhaust t...
by plaques
28 Jun 2020, 08:54
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8201
Views: 338726

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I heard a news report last night that Johnson has said there will be no return to austerity. You can't 'return' to something that you never left. The government lifted the restrictions on wage freezes and left it up to the bankrupt councils to pay their staff more money. Not an easy thing to do. Jo...
by plaques
28 Jun 2020, 07:56
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1426
Views: 87575

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

Next book...' If Only they didn't Speak English ', notes from Trumps America, by Jon Sopel, (2017) BBC's American editor. An easy to read account of the background leading to the election of Trump to the Presidency. Based on his personal observations of what was going on at the time and why American...
by plaques
28 Jun 2020, 07:41
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1094
Views: 12115

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Which reminds me of the song.. 'I Don't look good naked any more.' YouTube. Naked any more. :extrawink:
by plaques
28 Jun 2020, 07:30
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4335
Views: 182883

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Quite a number of ball lightening experiments have been performed using old submarine batteries as a power source. They get mini balls of lightening running across the lab floor Ball Lightening
by plaques
28 Jun 2020, 07:02
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 11525
Views: 440842

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Definitely a damp day yesterday, I feel today will be an encore. Painted some bits and bobs for the garden handrail today may be more of the same plus some brain work on what its ultimate design and assembly will look like. Going to struggle on this point. :biggrin2:
by plaques
27 Jun 2020, 11:19
Forum: Practice Posting
Topic: Test for videos posted on Facebook
Replies: 66
Views: 346

Re: Test for videos posted on Facebook

Yes. I can play it. Mrs P account.
by plaques
27 Jun 2020, 10:26
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1094
Views: 12115

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

The Colne pool and changing cubicles are kept in tip top condition better than a lot of the top hotels pools. Spotlessly clean with a cleaner in attendance all the time. Enough cubicles to accommodate all those who need a bit of privacy perhaps for medical reasons or just 'not a pretty site', actual...
by plaques
27 Jun 2020, 08:32
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1695
Views: 101980

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Nothing there for me.

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by plaques
27 Jun 2020, 07:57
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1094
Views: 12115

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

(looks like he could have picked it up from the pool cue) Thinking of pools but not the snooker type but swimming pools and indoor gyms its hard to see how they can make these places safe from the virus. I've been addicted to swimming all my life from 5 year old to now in my mature yearson the posi...
by plaques
27 Jun 2020, 07:36
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1426
Views: 87575

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

Finished Noam Chomsky's Failed States. He mainly covered the period of the Bush 2, and Blair years. (up to 2005) Came down very hard on the American Republican Party and slated Blair for backing Bush on his war interventions. A book full of facts and references that its hard to hold them all in your...
by plaques
27 Jun 2020, 07:22
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1695
Views: 101980

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

It might be easier to do an encore with someone filming who can put it n YouTube.
by plaques
27 Jun 2020, 07:08
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 625
Views: 10055

Re: Seen in the News

Estimates are as high as 40% of home workers never having to go back to the daily commute into large expensive office buildings in the city. Convert them to flats, fill them full of office workers and get them to work from home. No commuting, everything delivered straight to your door. No need for ...
by plaques
25 Jun 2020, 20:35
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1094
Views: 12115

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

And someone said in Tizer's science News, who shall remain nameless....Ye gods, have you lot nothing better to do with your time, back to my patchwork.
by plaques
25 Jun 2020, 18:23
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1697
Views: 115116

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

Put 10 million tonnes on a tea spoon and it will be very level indeed no doubt about that. If a super large star starts to collapse on itself because the nuclear reactions that normally keep its volume up start to dwindle what's to stop the reaction stopping altogether and it becoming black because ...
by plaques
25 Jun 2020, 15:05
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4959
Views: 211134

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

She has been told to take pain relief as required (4 Paracetamols in today so far) and be as active as possible. I've been through the 'active as possible' routine. My general advise is " if there is any pain at all stop lie down or sit making yourself as comfortable as possible until you feel as t...
by plaques
25 Jun 2020, 11:54
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11765
Views: 531203

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

It's time to bring back that word `anarchist' I've seen it argued that some degree of anarchy, but not the total chaos variety, is better than a dictator or extreme Right-wing / left-wing governments. Trump and Stalin spring to mind. Noam Chomsky has written extensively on the subject, Here is a sh...
by plaques
24 Jun 2020, 20:15
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12513
Views: 475595

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Promoting Ceylon tea.
by plaques
24 Jun 2020, 17:14
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1094
Views: 12115

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

My comparison was on population density, I would imagine the same applies to big towns and small villages wherever you are. Kev, if we are comparing numbers, ie: the current covid events where we all know the dangers and where we have all emerged from lockdown then the population density along with...
by plaques
24 Jun 2020, 16:50
Forum: DIY
Topic: Miscellaneous DIY Projects (or bits of jobs)
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: Miscellaneous DIY Projects (or bits of jobs)

Still in its aspiration stage. A hand rail for the big rough steps at the bottom of the garden. Did a rough sketch of the steps yesterday, looked at the website for North Valley Forge for material and picked up all the iron work necessary to make a custom built job today. £115 spent so I'm committed...
by plaques
24 Jun 2020, 12:03
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1094
Views: 12115

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Why are people still comparing different countries? The UK's infection and death rate is simply because we ignored the problem and reacted too late. The blame lies with the government, no more no less. Of course they are happy to blur the picture as much as they can.
by plaques
24 Jun 2020, 11:57
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 11525
Views: 440842

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

When doing Mrs P's family tree I came across a researcher in America who had this truly enormous data base on the family name. She had been doing it all her life and still at it from the odd message we get. She is part of a group that has been trying to connect the name with an immigration group of ...
by plaques
24 Jun 2020, 08:00
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2830
Views: 184372

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Didn't know that meaning Tripps. Still struggling for a logical connection. Beginning to think is the true meaning of what is being said lost because of the confused 'fake' information that surrounds it. As dim as a Toc H lamp ' dimwittedness, slow on the uptake and comes from "Not a bright light'. ...
by plaques
24 Jun 2020, 07:29
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2522
Views: 164864

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Nothing to do with energy except on a personal level. Noting Kev's insulation discovery our drain in the shower cubical started showing signs of being blocked but because of its age of installation, possibly 40 years, there was no obvious direct access to the drain trap. Bits of hooked wire cleared ...

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