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Post by PanBiker » 09 Apr 2020, 09:15

We could re-introduce the free school milk for every kid in the country for the first five years at school. That would help although with today's kids and their inherited allergies from unhealthy diets, makes you wonder how many could actually drink a third of a pint (or two if there as any spare) every morning without having some kind of adverse reaction. The regime in school also included by way of the milk monitors, early experience of responsibility, maths and logistics and physical work as well as the ethic of work itself. Valuable lessons not just drink of milk.

Thatcher, Thatcher milk snatcher. It's always them isn't it? :sad:
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Post by Tizer » 09 Apr 2020, 09:24

In the news about the milk it said the farmers are pouring it away down the drains. Surely that's not allowed? It would cause disastrous pollution of streams and rivers.
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Post by PanBiker » 09 Apr 2020, 09:39

Wasn't there a 104 year old woman on the other day who had it and has survived, sharp as a pin and a strong constitution. :smile:
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Post by Tizer » 09 Apr 2020, 16:01

This is mind-boggling!...
`Coronavirus: Greater Manchester Police warning after 660 parties shut down' LINK

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Post by Stanley » 10 Apr 2020, 02:48

School milk, what a good idea Ian! Too bloody simple for this lot, Rishi Sunak could never get his head round it.
Street parties in Manchester Tiz, just people being ignorant and selfish and taking advantage of lower police numbers. Remember all the arguments about bobbies on the beat not being the face of 'modern policing'?
In so many ways, what is happening now can be traced back to austerity and the way it was applied.
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Post by Bodger » 10 Apr 2020, 06:06

Used to drink it straight from the cow when i was milking, and how many today make milk puddings using "beastings", a great nutritious dish.

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Post by Stanley » 10 Apr 2020, 07:14

Bodge, dead right. People are so far divorced from real food they wouldn't believe the taste of warm milk fresh from the cow. As for Beastings Pudding... They wouldn't touch it with a barge pole!
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Post by Tizer » 11 Apr 2020, 15:47

I'd missed the news story a few days ago of catalytic converters being stolen from nurses' cars at Worcestershire Royal Hospital. If the thieves get caught by locals they'll probably get some rough treatment before the police turn up.

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I'd missed the news story a few days ago of catalytic converters being stolen from nurses' cars at Worcestershire Royal Hospital. If the thieves get caught by locals they'll probably get some rough treatment before the police turn up.
There are similar ports of it happening at Darenth Valley Hospital in Dartford, Kent. These scumbags know the staff are going to be busy inside and the car park operator takes no responsibility...
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Post by Stanley » 12 Apr 2020, 02:02

Les, the tin smith at REW had a lucrative trade replacing worn out converters with dummies and was throwing the old ones away until I told him to get what they were filled with tested. He never reported back........
What a lovely day it was!
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Post by Stanley » 14 Apr 2020, 03:15

The fact that most unusually Tiz was missing... I hope he is OK.
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Post by plaques » 14 Apr 2020, 07:34

Tizer's probably feeding the birds and tadpole watching or is that the wrong way round.. Can't think of a better thing to do with a bit of sunshine.
Actually I was expecting a bit of indepth explanation about the Laurel tree poison.

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Post by Stanley » 15 Apr 2020, 03:22

I spoke to him yesterday P and I think he has a bit of virus fatigue at the moment like so many of us. Janet did suggest that perhaps the reason I feel a bit down is because of stopping smoking. I hope she is right and it wears off soon! I keep taking a deep breath and reminding myself that that's the reason I am not smoking!
We humans tend to make rods for our own backs...
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Post by Tizer » 15 Apr 2020, 09:24

If you let yourself get depressed at a time like this you'll be on a slippery slope, so take Sue's advice and look for the silver lining. I stood outside my front door last night after putting the bins out and it was perfect silence except for some birdsong, no-one about, no vehicles, warm sunshine, blue sky. Hold that in your mind and the fact that thousands of people are working hard to protect us and to treat those who are directly affected by the pandemic.

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Post by Cathy » 15 Apr 2020, 09:29

:good: :smile:
I know I'm in my own little world, but it's OK... they know me here. :)

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Post by Tizer » 15 Apr 2020, 15:52

Cathy, here's some photos of beautiful agate specimens to help you keep cheerful. I wish they were mine! :smile: Agate

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Post by Stanley » 16 Apr 2020, 02:51

He's teasing you Cathy....... :biggrin2:
You're right about depression Tiz and thanks for reminding me. I do keep marvelling at the clear air and sky and the silence even in the middle of what would normally be a working day.
Just one plane on the radar over the North of England, a DHL cargo plane en route from Leipzig to New York.
How much work there is in 4 small bearings for the beam engine! No depression when you're up to your oxters in them!
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Post by Cathy » 16 Apr 2020, 04:30

🤔 maybe Tizer is teasing me.
Looking forward to them anyway. :smile:
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Post by Tizer » 16 Apr 2020, 08:58

Tease you Cathy, no I wouldn't risk that! Sorry for the missing link, I've corrected the post and here is the link again. The photos are worth waiting for! Agate

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Post by Cathy » 16 Apr 2020, 09:17

They are all beautiful Tiser (except maybe the Enhydros agate), I can easily understand your interest and need to collect them. Thanks :smile:
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Post by Tizer » 16 Apr 2020, 15:38

I'll never have any like those Cathy, they'd cost a fortune, but there are other minerals that are attractive and much cheaper, thank goodness! :smile:

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Post by Stanley » 17 Apr 2020, 02:51

Makes more sense than stamp collecting!
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Post by Stanley » 18 Apr 2020, 03:28

I had to think about that for a minute Ian. Yes, I can believe it and some of them are pretty big ones as well.....
How cold that East wind was.
The fact that Susan was well enough to drive to Leeds and back when 14 days ago she was hovering at the door of ICU!
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