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by chinatyke
28 Jun 2020, 03:22
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11794
Views: 531652

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Marilyn wrote:
28 Jun 2020, 00:20
Hubby has discovered Gorilla Glue. ( it had to happen didn’t it?)
He has completely ruined the shirt he was wearing... :biggrin2:
Hard lines! Sounds like me with super glue, only thing it sticks together are my fingers!
by chinatyke
28 Jun 2020, 03:13
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12574
Views: 476173

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Ah! It could be the opposite of what I thought, not small but very big! I still haven't got a clue what or where.
by chinatyke
27 Jun 2020, 15:20
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12574
Views: 476173

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Going with Kev and Glo's suggestions, it looks like it is carved from a peanut shell or a grain of rice.
by chinatyke
27 Jun 2020, 13:35
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11794
Views: 531652

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Anarchy in Barlick? Bit like Tooting Popular Front, make sure you keep a look out for your local Wolfie.
by chinatyke
27 Jun 2020, 05:21
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1701
Views: 115226

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

You needed an impressive amount of Waltham Abbey Modified Tubular Cordite to poke an APSVDS round up the range and that was only a Tungsten core...... Mind you, they went like hell! ( LINK ) Cordite is classified as a low explosive because of its slow burning properties, as is gunpowder, that way i...
by chinatyke
27 Jun 2020, 05:11
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4351
Views: 183154

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

I'm like you and enjoy the spectacle. We have some cracking electrical storms in the tropics and they are frequent, there is so much energy in the air. You can tell when one is approaching, even the "singing trees" go quiet.
by chinatyke
27 Jun 2020, 05:04
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11794
Views: 531652

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

It's the bees knees, enjoy it!

:good:
by chinatyke
26 Jun 2020, 09:29
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11794
Views: 531652

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

So how many bathrooms would that do? ( a family sized house?). Our “castle” may be bigger than your apartment, and we are two storey. That's enough capacity to heat your moat in winter! :biggrin2: You can have one in every bathroom at that price. 24 kW is about 82000 Btu/h in old money. You are rig...
by chinatyke
26 Jun 2020, 06:08
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11794
Views: 531652

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I've just received a new gas heater to supply the hot water in our latest apartment. 24 kW, 12 litres per minute output, constant water temperature and all the latest technology, guaranteed 6 years, 61.25 GBP, parts required for fitting and extending exhaust, 9.65 GBP, and installation by me NIL - I...
by chinatyke
26 Jun 2020, 05:53
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4567
Views: 283342

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Laguna Beach, just south of where my youngest daughter now lives in Newport Beach. A beautiful place but I wouldn't swap her locations! Thanks for the replies but things don't feel worse now than 50 years ago. Perhaps it is just my personal circumstances that make me feel that way. If they are worse...
by chinatyke
25 Jun 2020, 16:08
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4977
Views: 211373

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Best wishes for a speedy recovery Sally. Take it easy.
by chinatyke
25 Jun 2020, 16:03
Forum: HMRC
Topic: Claiming Overpaid Tax
Replies: 6
Views: 93

Re: Claiming Overpaid Tax

I've always had good results from HMRC whenever I've reclaimed overpaid tax, which used to be every year. Eventually they accepted that I live overseas and don't get increases in state pension each year and I haven't had to bother them for a while, but I still check how much they deduct each year to...
by chinatyke
25 Jun 2020, 07:04
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4567
Views: 283342

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Stanley wrote:
25 Jun 2020, 03:11
Think poverty, domestic violence and homelessness, all at higher levels than they were 50 years ago.
Is that true?
by chinatyke
25 Jun 2020, 07:02
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12574
Views: 476173

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Only things I can think of are not politically correct, so I'll keep quiet!
by chinatyke
24 Jun 2020, 15:58
Forum: DIY
Topic: Miscellaneous DIY Projects (or bits of jobs)
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: Miscellaneous DIY Projects (or bits of jobs)

Job done properly for less than 8 quid. Well done. And some spare parts for future use! Hope you've got a treasure chest like Stanley!
by chinatyke
24 Jun 2020, 13:54
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1705
Views: 102182

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Subject: Tragedy The teacher asked Mr Johnson if he would like to lead the discussion on the word 'Tragedy'. So the prime minister asked the class if they could think of an example of a tragedy. A little boy stood up and said, 'If my best friend is playing in the field and a tractor runs over him an...
by chinatyke
23 Jun 2020, 08:43
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1463
Views: 99315

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Won't there be just as many places that benefit from the climate change? Why concentrate on only the places that are negatively hit? Can't countries adapt to changes? If less people survive then the Eco-system becomes self-correcting. The population decline also corrects the world economy! Simples! ...
by chinatyke
23 Jun 2020, 04:46
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12574
Views: 476173

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Stanley wrote:
23 Jun 2020, 03:10
Think extreme deep ocean life. I shan't let it linger much longer.
Thank goodness it isn't lurking in my mattress!
by chinatyke
22 Jun 2020, 13:25
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4351
Views: 183154

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

I was thinking about people who contact you out of the blue after 20 years - chances are they are now selling Amway - or involved in some pyramid scheme :laugh5: ( and yes, it has happened to me several times...and I tell them to get knotted) One of my best friends from schooldays contacted me out ...
by chinatyke
22 Jun 2020, 13:15
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2366
Views: 156633

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

We've already been passing on more of our savings to our younger family members. They need it more than we do and it makes more sense to give it to them now than making them wait until we die. The more of it gets spent sensibly on the youngest members, the greater the impact. It's a bit like with p...
by chinatyke
22 Jun 2020, 13:11
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8233
Views: 339120

Re: POLITICS CORNER

That assumes we remain one nation. More likely we'll soon become three separate nations and Northern Ireland will unite with the South. And then those nations will become provinces of China. :extrawink: Wishful thinking? You'd be in clover if that happened! Then you could forget politics altogether!
by chinatyke
21 Jun 2020, 14:07
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11794
Views: 531652

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

According to google it was yesterday. 22:43 last night. Not in Pingguo! It reached a maximum at 15:56 CST today 21/6/2020 (08:56 BST 21/6/2020). I wouldn't be a bit surprised if someone on Google got it wrong! solar eclipse Pingguo It wouldn't be the same time for all places where it could be seen.
by chinatyke
21 Jun 2020, 12:50
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11794
Views: 531652

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

There was a solar eclipse here this afternoon and about 90% of the sun was obscured leaving only a thin crescent same shape as a new moon. Weird light quality at 4 pm. Isn't it also the longest day today or is it that tomorrow? That's our excitement for today!
by chinatyke
21 Jun 2020, 11:50
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: STATE PENSION
Replies: 166
Views: 26082

Re: STATE PENSION

Good luck Ian. I hate to think how much they "owe" me simply because I live in China and not the Philippines or USA or Mauritius etc. I can't understand their logic of paying pension increases to some ex-pat pensioners and not all. I still pay UK income tax, they're not shy about collecting that fro...
by chinatyke
21 Jun 2020, 03:51
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12574
Views: 476173

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Before Maz gets in again: Cigar cutter? :biggrin2:

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