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by Tizer
08 Apr 2020, 15:59
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 322
Views: 3085

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

We're giving money to the local hospital's fund. If we'd been younger we would probably be volunteering to help them.
by Tizer
08 Apr 2020, 15:57
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1398
Views: 97420

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

I got it straight away Kev - perhaps I've been in the south too long! :smile:
by Tizer
08 Apr 2020, 15:55
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 485
Views: 7331

Re: Seen in the News

`US election 2020: Bernie Sanders suspends presidential campaign' LINK `Senator Bernie Sanders has suspended his campaign to become US president. The development clears the way for former vice-president Joe Biden to become the Democrat party's nominee..'. Another bridge collapse in Italy. Fortunatel...
by Tizer
08 Apr 2020, 15:54
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11988
Views: 467811

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Cathy wrote:
08 Apr 2020, 13:43
Are you attempting to make a face mask Stanley?
:biggrin2:
:laugh5:
by Tizer
08 Apr 2020, 10:06
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11447
Views: 524452

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Why do I say 18 months? Because I'm a realist and it's going to be at least 18months until people like me are released from Isolation. If we have3n't had it and built an immunity we will be vulnerable. Plaques was saying something similar in the covid thread and I replied thus: `We don't have to wa...
by Tizer
08 Apr 2020, 09:56
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11988
Views: 467811

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

The name Jericho was sometimes used to denote a distant place, as we nowadays would say Timbuktu. In Oxford's case, the Jericho area was outside the city walls.
by Tizer
08 Apr 2020, 09:51
Forum: Gardening
Topic: Gardening
Replies: 533
Views: 38048

Re: Gardening

People who work as gardeners have advantages at the moment. They carry on working, are outside, wear gloves, aren't frightened of rain and can chat to other people from a distance. We know a father and son who live together and work together as gardeners.
by Tizer
08 Apr 2020, 09:47
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4143
Views: 178734

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

I've always been more sensitive than average to the smell of diesel exhaust fumes and absolutely hate it. I avoid traffic jams wherever possible.
by Tizer
08 Apr 2020, 09:42
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2434
Views: 162781

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

In our final years in the village it was about 47p and it had been up in the 70s at times. If you have to rely on oil for heating you need to keep some money aside to allow for the shenanigans of the international `oil majors'.

Plaques, the latter and no. :smile:
by Tizer
08 Apr 2020, 09:26
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4391
Views: 278154

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

He'll never be a `Forgotten Corner' himself, Cathy! :smile:
by Tizer
08 Apr 2020, 09:23
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 532
Views: 45557

Re: Mobile Phones

This man is an idiot and a menace and Youtube/google should have banned and deleted all these videos weeks ago... `Coronavirus: YouTube tightens rules after David Icke 5G interview' LINK `YouTube has banned all conspiracy theory videos falsely linking coronavirus symptoms to 5G networks. The Google-...
by Tizer
08 Apr 2020, 09:12
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 879
Views: 63132

Re: Wildlife Corner

This is another aspect of wildlife during the virus crisis...
`Coronavirus: Why more rats are being spotted during quarantine' LINK
by Tizer
08 Apr 2020, 09:06
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 322
Views: 3085

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

The only real hope is that pensioners and the like carry on with isolation until a vaccine is available. This is going to be a very long haul for some people. Plaques, I understand what you're getting at but will qualify your statement with this. We don't have to wait until a vaccine is available. ...
by Tizer
07 Apr 2020, 14:42
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2434
Views: 162781

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

I see that the oil syndicate we used when we lived in the village is now showing 27.99p a litre + 15% VAT. It has got 5000 members now!
by Tizer
07 Apr 2020, 14:37
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 322
Views: 3085

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

I wonder if all the stuff they receive from the public goes into quarantine for a few days in case any of it is contaminated with virus?
by Tizer
07 Apr 2020, 14:34
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1398
Views: 97420

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Big Kev wrote:
07 Apr 2020, 11:19
I asked my wife to rate my listening skills, she said "you're an 8 on a scale of 10".
Why she wanted me to urinate on a skeleton, I have no idea.
That would be good as an advert for promoting hearing aids!
by Tizer
07 Apr 2020, 09:48
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1398
Views: 97420

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

I went to the chemist today and asked the assistant "what kills the Corona Virus?"
She replied to me "Ammonia Cleaner".
I said "Oh, I am sorry, I thought you worked here".
by Tizer
07 Apr 2020, 09:37
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11447
Views: 524452

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Stanley wrote:
07 Apr 2020, 02:40
"When I have more idle moments I will repost when the time is right"
There's going to be plenty of that about Ian. I reckon 18 months at least......
Why do you say that?
by Tizer
07 Apr 2020, 09:35
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11988
Views: 467811

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Here in Taunton we have an area near the town centre that is known as Tangier. Tradition states that Tangier is named after the Tangier Regiment, employed to round up Monmouth’s rebels in 1685. They were billeted or encamped in this area of Taunton. A late 17th century inn in the area was also calle...
by Tizer
07 Apr 2020, 09:08
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4391
Views: 278154

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

In 1957/58 we had insignificant protection from vaccine, antibiotics were less readily available on a worldwide basis and on, average, world health was worse then than it is now.
by Tizer
07 Apr 2020, 08:57
Forum: Gardening
Topic: Gardening
Replies: 533
Views: 38048

Re: Gardening

You've got a fantastic view from your garden, Plaques. We always enjoy our garden and it's an even greater benefit in these times of lockdown. Flower and leaf buds are opening, there's fresh growth everywhere and life is being renewed. The tadpoles are twiddling their way back and forth across our p...
by Tizer
07 Apr 2020, 08:46
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4143
Views: 178734

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Also hold your breath and turn your back to them until they've passed. If they're offended then they deserve it for not being considerate! :smile:
by Tizer
07 Apr 2020, 08:37
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 322
Views: 3085

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

It's worth reading this article to understand better the problems surrounding oxygen supply. It's not just shortage of ventilators but the limits set by a hospital's piping and storage. Also, a CPAP machine normally used to treat sleep apnoea is being tested to provide another approach, one that doe...
by Tizer
06 Apr 2020, 15:56
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 322
Views: 3085

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Here's how some people pass their time during lockdown. This is a russian facebook group that re-creates the art world's masterpieces using people, animals and even food... LINK

And this is a similar idea from a US Instagram group... LINK
by Tizer
06 Apr 2020, 11:12
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 10880
Views: 432529

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Just like your grass I noticed this morning after last night's shower the Aubrieta flower stems in our garden seem to have lengthened noticeably! :smile: Our forecast shows no rain for the next two weeks except for a spot on Thursday morning.

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