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Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Posted: 16 Jun 2019, 07:44
by Tizer
Bodger wrote:
16 Jun 2019, 06:25
Thank you ,bodger.
You're welcome. It's comforting to know that you'll probably sleep more soundly in your bed tonight in the knowledge that you won't be catching Ebola when you go out in the morning! :extrawink:

The Telegraph's cartoon today shows a father opening a card from his son that says `World's Best Dad'. The son is saying to him: `I sent one to Boris Johnson too, just in case.' :smile:

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Posted: 17 Jun 2019, 02:25
by Stanley
Bojo is no joke!!

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Not often you see a washing line full of nappies these days. Well done that mother!

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I love washing lines, so much information! (As in this brilliant pic posted by Wendy in 2017) Bit like bookshelves, if you interrogate them you can learn so much!

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Hey Farm 1976.

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Posted: 17 Jun 2019, 08:39
by Tizer
Remember when people used to say `Hanging out the smalls'? :smile:

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Posted: 18 Jun 2019, 04:07
by Stanley
Indeed I do! I also remember women never hanging their underwear outside while it was OK to hang men's underpants there. It's a long time since I heard a case of knickers being pinched off clothes lines.....
The escalation in the Middle East.... I look back and reflect that it's strange that the part of the world that was the cradle of civilisation was suppressed by the West using the power of industrial development and we are now suffering the inevitable consequences.

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Posted: 18 Jun 2019, 23:07
by Tripps
It has just occurred to me that the 'East Lancs Road' (A 580) route of many Sunday Bike rides in my youth - and built with cycle lanes well before it became fashionable - is not actually in 'East Lancs'. :smile:

PS. and Rory Stewart's legs reached all the way to the floor, whilst the others put them on the foot rests. Yet when he stood up he wasn't really any taller than the rest.
I confess - I sneaked back for another quick look.....It was no better.

Its' late. . . . :smile:

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Posted: 19 Jun 2019, 01:09
by Marilyn
Well...I've never seen nappies like THAT before, Stanley. (Are they nappies? Or some sort of medical apparel?)
Love the frozen long johns.
We can't complain about wet washing here. I would say we get over 300 days a year that washing will dry on the clothes line. Very rare that I have to finish it off for 5 mins in the tumble dryer. I know some younger folk who would never dream of hanging washing out. I don't know what is wrong with them ( well I do...a mixture of laziness and entitlement I suspect). I would rather have my power bill than theirs.

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Posted: 19 Jun 2019, 02:38
by Stanley
I suppose, strictly speaking you're right David but in its defence it does go from Liverpool to East Lancs.
Maz, they are washable versions of the modern design used for disposables and more comfortable for baby. Remember the enormous safety pins?
How splendid the window in the front room looks now it and the net have had some TLC!

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Posted: 19 Jun 2019, 08:25
by chinatyke
Tripps wrote:
18 Jun 2019, 23:07
It has just occurred to me that the 'East Lancs Road' (A 580) route of many Sunday Bike rides in my youth - and built with cycle lanes well before it became fashionable - is not actually in 'East Lancs'. :smile:
Manchester Road in Barlick is not in Manchester either! :biggrin2:

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Posted: 19 Jun 2019, 08:45
by Tizer
Maidenhead Aquatics's Taunton branch has the address Blackdown Garden Centre, Piccadilly, Wellington, Somerset. How about that for a lot of imposing geographical name-dropping! :smile:

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Posted: 20 Jun 2019, 03:33
by Stanley
Best address I ever came across was No. 1 Nob Hill San Francisco, the Mark Hopkins Hotel.
How hard I am having to work at staying positive in view of the political situation, I fear for the poorest people.....

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Posted: 20 Jun 2019, 08:56
by Tizer
Seeing this article `Young drinkers lead the trend for alcohol-free beer' LINK I'm prompted to ask have any of you found an alcohol-free or low-alcohol beer that tastes good and is like beer? I've tried ones in the past but they were always poor quality - perhaps they are better now.?

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Posted: 20 Jun 2019, 09:39
by PanBiker
Not tried one for quite a while but I know the first ones they brought out tasted like anti-freeze. I am told though that nowadays some are a reasonable facsimile. Not that hooked on beer or lager although I do enjoy the odd pint. if I'm not drinking the real stuff I usually just have a J2O variant, on the rocks of course. :smile:

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Posted: 20 Jun 2019, 09:49
by Wendyf
I like Bavaria 0% alcohol which is more like a lager.

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Posted: 20 Jun 2019, 10:03
by Marilyn
Can't drink Beer. Can't drink Spirits/Port/Gin/Sherry/Brandy etc. can't drink "white wine". Can't drink Champagne.
Can only drink one brand of Shiraz/Cabernet which they tell me...will be discontinued soon.
Looks like I will be in dry dock soon...
👀 Oh Dear!

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Posted: 20 Jun 2019, 15:56
by Tizer
Wendyf wrote:
20 Jun 2019, 09:49
I like Bavaria 0% alcohol which is more like a lager.
I see Tesco offer it so I'll have a look in our Tesco Metro shop and see if they have it. Thanks! :smile:

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Posted: 21 Jun 2019, 02:19
by Stanley
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I asked for a gill of their most expensive bitter yesterday and they brought a pint to we all shared it. Lovely meal at the Black Cat in Ilkley sat outside (no flies) with Chris, Vicki and Mick. We supported the Ilkley retail economy, I left a pair of brogues to be repaired and had a pair of Tricker Boots heeled. Then I went mad and bought a Failsworth cap, a potato peeler and and a new 16gb flash card for my Sureshot. Lovely day and it warmed up nicely after a chilly morning.....
I ate that much I had to unbutton my waistcoat!

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Posted: 21 Jun 2019, 06:06
by Bodger
Re low alcohol drink, i can recommend this a real taste of ale from it:-
https://int.erdinger.de/beer/alkoholfrei.html

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Posted: 21 Jun 2019, 08:48
by Tizer
That's another on the Tesco web site so I'll have a look for that too. I sense a tasting session coming on! :smile:

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Posted: 21 Jun 2019, 11:07
by chinatyke
Stanley wrote:
21 Jun 2019, 02:19
I asked for a gill of their most expensive bitter yesterday and they brought a pint ...
That gives the impression that they didn't know what a gill was, could that be true?
I'm surprised UK pubs aren't using metric measurements for beer.
Looks like you had a great day.

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Posted: 22 Jun 2019, 03:19
by Stanley
My actual words were 'a half of bitter' but they made a mistake. You're right China, it was lovely and made so by nice people who are such good friends......
Not a lot grabbed me, I just had a pleasant quiet day....

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Posted: 22 Jun 2019, 10:00
by Tizer
We discussed the different meanings of gill (half or quarter pint capacity) in the Dialect thread recently. I've just had a look in my Collin's dictionary and they're quiet straightforward about it: gill, 1) quarter pint, 2) northern dialect, half pint.

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Posted: 23 Jun 2019, 02:24
by Stanley
Yes Tiz but very few use the term today I think. (Certainly not so much in the South......)
The kerfuffle in F1 racing, the drivers are arguing with the FIA about the rules, they say there are too many.... They could be right, hard to apply strict H&S on men doing 130mph.
I improved my new Trickers by getting a good insole for them. I erred on the large size after requests from the two Micks to make sure they were big enough to fit them when I die..... Now they have smooth soles and the insoles they are like carpet slippers.

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Posted: 23 Jun 2019, 04:42
by Marilyn
-3C here this morning (and no such thing as central heating)!
We decided against a bike ride, but had a long walk with jackets, scarfs and mittens. It was 6C when we walked the local markets late morning. Very sunny for such a cold day.

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Posted: 23 Jun 2019, 05:20
by Stanley
That's cold Maz! Never mind, you are heading the right way now after the shortest day.....
It's about 15C here, very pleasant..... Just had our morning walk...

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Posted: 23 Jun 2019, 08:39
by Big Kev
...how slow the housing market is for properties in a particular price bracket. I put mine on the market 4 weeks ago and have had 3 viewings, it's on at £5k under the valuation. Perhaps I'm just impatient :biggrin2: