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Post by Marilyn » 03 Mar 2019, 03:32

Don't feel guilty. A point in the right direction might be appreciated, but beyond that they will never value the time and effort you could end up putting in. Let them do their own research and they will soon appreciate the effort it can involve!

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Post by Big Kev » 03 Mar 2019, 06:45

Stanley wrote:
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I don't know enough about Aldi in Barlick to make any assessment of how well they are doing. All I can say is that I have never seen the car park full but I don't pass it very often.... The Co-op car park seems as full as ever.
Sunday seems to be one of the busiest days at Aldi, I've never seen their car park full but that probably says more about the times I choose to shop there. The 'Co-op' car park is not always an indication of how many people are actually in the shop as the car park is not exclusively for them, it's the most central to service the town.
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Post by Stanley » 03 Mar 2019, 06:48

That's true Kev.....
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Post by PanBiker » 03 Mar 2019, 10:09

I go to both at various times, more "bulk shopping though at Aldi I reckon). The car park assessment is correct from Kev all those in the Aldi will be at Aldi as there is nowhere else to go. The Coop car park will have the majority of town centre traders parked on there and is a convenient pickup and drop off place. Usually a few places spare but it doesn't stop folk illegally and dangerously parking around town.
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Post by Marilyn » 04 Mar 2019, 02:26

Hubby bought himself a Pasta Machine yesterday ( which should come in handy when the kids visit! We can't eat loads of Pasta as we both have Diabetes). So he made Fettucini today for the first attempt. There will be enough there for an entree sized portion each.
We had a few laughs...it was fun to do.

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Post by Stanley » 04 Mar 2019, 03:09

Pasta ist streng verboten!
The fact that I haven't to go to hospital tomorrow....
I don't know whether you have noticed but google seem to have a down on the BBC. Unless you specify BBC in 'News' they very seldom include BBC reports.... Strange....
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Post by Marilyn » 04 Mar 2019, 07:18

It was only a taste test really, Stanley. I wasn't the least bit hungry, so only had a few mouthfuls...but the fresh Pasta was delicious. The kids will love Pasta when they visit.

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Post by Stanley » 04 Mar 2019, 07:22

I know what you mean, I love spuds! I occasionally allow myself a taste just to remind me of what I am missing.....
I know low carb is good for me but.......
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Post by Tripps » 04 Mar 2019, 23:08

Am I getting too cynical? It seems to me that whenever Brexit gets to a crisis point - in the last few months the Skripal saga is raised again in the press. I think Mrs May has just been down to Salisbury today - of course she has plenty of spare time for this sort of thing. No researched evidence, just a feeling. :smile:
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Post by Stanley » 05 Mar 2019, 03:35

You can't be too cynical about that woman David....
She gave a master class yesterday in the art of political speak which has now become a type of English..... When speaking about the widespread demand for action on knife crime she said "there is no direct correlation with funding" Note that this does not mean there is no link but most people will hear it that way. What she is saying is that no statistical evidence exists that 'proves' the link, an entirely different matter. They don't think we are capable of forensic textual analysis.... No wonder they all get to be barrack room lawyers! It's an essential skill for high office.
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Post by plaques » 05 Mar 2019, 08:47

Stanley wrote:
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"there is no direct correlation with funding"
The first action in modern mathematics is to take things to their limit. In this case what would happen if you removed all funding? The answer is pretty obvious, all public order would break down. The reduction in support for young peoples activities means more youngsters roaming the streets with no direction and no control. The old cliché "when I was a kid, etc etc" no longer works in today's corrupt society. Even in Nelson there are No Go areas because of druggies and violence. Sorry, but more austerity and less funding equate to more violence.

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Post by Stanley » 05 Mar 2019, 08:52

Exactly P! And that point was made by one of the critics. What I was taught as 'reductio ad absurdem' Have I got that right?
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Post by Stanley » 06 Mar 2019, 04:26

The fact that I must be getting better! I am persuaded of this by the fact that the research and writing bug has it's teeth firmly embedded in me! I found an original print of Marton Hall on Ebay and bought it then the red mist descended and I found an 1878 ex-libris leather bound copy of Whitaker's History of Craven on Bookfinder for £90 which looked cheap to me. You've guessed it, I bought it. (Must stop buying books!)
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Post by Marilyn » 07 Mar 2019, 03:49

I'm reading a historic novel set in Liverpool. Can anyone tell me what a "canny house" is? It seems to serve food. Is it a cafe/tea shop? The story is more about the relatives to the main character that live there, but I am interested to know. Are they only called that in Liverpool ( local dialect?).

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Post by Stanley » 07 Mar 2019, 04:45

Maz. 'Canny' to me is Geordie dialect and means something good and to be approved of, in this case 'canny house' would signal approval. I haven't come across it in Liverpool or the Wirral and I served in the army with a lot of lads from there, it was one of the main recruiting areas for the Cheshire Regiment.
A vague sense of unease about Jack's wound.
News that our local treatment centre is closing.... No consideration for Crumblies like me for whom travel is a major thing.
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Post by Cathy » 07 Mar 2019, 04:48

Canny sounds Scottish to me, as in shrewd. A canny scot.
What year is the book set in, because there is a company in Liverpool called Canny (.com) that builds houses.
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Post by Stanley » 07 Mar 2019, 07:13

You're right Cathy. I was thinking within England....
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Post by Marilyn » 07 Mar 2019, 07:25

Begins in 1917. At the time of visiting relatives at the canny house, the child is 10...so 1927 at that point.
There are " tables and chairs" the lass walk through at the front and she goes through to the back to visit the relatives...but only during opening hours. After hours, that door is locked and they have to go to a different door around the side.
I think it's a cafe...or similar...and her Aunt "runs" the canny house, so it's a business. I shall read further and if I am enlightened, I shall let you know.

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Post by Stanley » 07 Mar 2019, 08:05

It sounds to me as though the sense is one of approval, that it is a good house.
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Stanley wrote:
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No consideration for Crumblies like me for whom travel is a major thing.
Not good news about the Clinic unless it is to make way for a facility fit for purpose. On the travel issue, do you have a bus pass Stanley? They are free from LCC and it is also valid for Electoral ID at the polling station.

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Happy Birthday Pluggy
:cake: Enjoy :smile:
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Happy Birthday, Stephen. :good:

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Happy Birthday Pluggy. :thumbsup5:

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We hope you're having a great Birthday, Pluggy! :smile:

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Post by Stanley » 08 Mar 2019, 04:35

I have a bus pass. It's the hassle of having to travel I object to when we have the facility in the town. You younger ones don't realise what a pain and a waste of time travel is for some of us.
I hope you have a very happy birthday Stephen. Many of 'em!
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