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by Whyperion
07 Oct 2019, 08:54
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3615
Views: 166440

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Whats F Y M (the family keep cremating the cats - bit of a waste of a good use it seems )? I cannot visualise the raspberry protection - I have some in Stockport but its a bit under some trees so does not seem to be the best place - if they dont need deep roots can I pot into the front sunny garden ...
by Whyperion
05 Oct 2019, 13:40
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: STATE PENSION
Replies: 146
Views: 24696

Re: STATE PENSION

I see basic state pension due to rise 4% in April 2020. So far as I can see supermarket prices up 5% gas and lleccy a bit more.
by Whyperion
05 Oct 2019, 13:24
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7193
Views: 318340

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I think the idea is that pm writes to Eu. to request extension from Eu. But actually leaves on the 31st. Law is complied with other than any parliamentary vote that is binding not to leave with no deal. Alice in wonderland territory.
by Whyperion
28 Sep 2019, 09:40
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7193
Views: 318340

Re: POLITICS CORNER

BBC Report Tory Conference Ideas for Sunday Transporting animals on long journeys for slaughter could be banned, under animal welfare plans unveiled by the Conservative party. Under the move, livestock would have to be sent to the closest abattoir - effectively banning most live exports. It is one o...
by Whyperion
26 Sep 2019, 10:19
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2555
Views: 174176

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Stanley wrote:
15 Sep 2019, 01:59
Bolton le Moors. (Were they responsible for the place name as well?)
I suspect older than that the 'le' in place and family names is probably Norman French.
by Whyperion
26 Sep 2019, 10:14
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3368
Views: 175511

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

there was a system whereby you could suspend registration and road tax There still is its called a SORN declaration part of the registration documents. "Statutory Off Road Notification". Fill in slip tear off and return put vehicle in garage and claim unused tax. You can do it all online as well if...
by Whyperion
26 Sep 2019, 10:08
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3368
Views: 175511

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Internet search now for what to do with them would probably get you a visit from the coppers if MI whatever are doing their job.!
by Whyperion
26 Sep 2019, 09:55
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7193
Views: 318340

Re: POLITICS CORNER

new precedence has been acted into law. I read it as effectively similar to court oath in criminal case 'tell the truth, the whole truch and nothing but the truth' or if you prefer in equity cases 'come with clean hands' or civil cases/insurance cases ' ultra fides- or in the utmost good faith'. Qu...
by Whyperion
20 Sep 2019, 19:25
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 1216
Views: 33497

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

Conkers failing on my head waiting for a bus in Bromley Kent and acorns underfoot around Hazel Grover Last week and a gentle dropping of brown leaves around Holland Park at lunchtime . I think it is autunm. I have 3 harvest festivals in the next three weekends and rushing to make the best of any war...
by Whyperion
19 Sep 2019, 21:44
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3615
Views: 166440

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Draught, Bottled or from a tinny ?
by Whyperion
19 Sep 2019, 21:32
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10536
Views: 441845

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Bookbinder
by Whyperion
19 Sep 2019, 21:29
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7193
Views: 318340

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Boris might just pull off a dealed exit. There have been some ideas written down but not official, mostly relating to things like plant (as in Garden) movements and checking NI to EIRE and thence (?) EU, and a few other things that apparently had been sticking points. But really? did this need an ex...
by Whyperion
17 Sep 2019, 06:51
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10536
Views: 441845

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Stanley wrote:
17 Sep 2019, 02:55
I've got to give it to you Gloria, you are so close and it's not well known. The word is shooks.
Next one?
Was that what Elvis Presley was singing about.
by Whyperion
17 Sep 2019, 06:49
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7193
Views: 318340

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I dont think I will be going with the LibDems, they still bundle in some things I cannot agree with in their policies, If their is a GE soon I dont think there is a radical socialist option going in my bit of Stockport so I might waste a vote on the Greens.
by Whyperion
17 Sep 2019, 06:36
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3368
Views: 175511

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Given that TV has given us, Masterchef, The Pottery Throwdown, The Sewing Bee one, Bake-Off and the apprentice (huh!), maybe its time for Cobbler/Paternoster the professionals to be televised - those lads and ladies from the Repair Shop would be in with a shout.
by Whyperion
17 Sep 2019, 06:25
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 84
Views: 1263

Re: Seen in the News

BBC Website "The UK's international trade secretary has apologised to a court for two breaches of a pledge not to licence exports to Saudi Arabia that could be used in the Yemen conflict." Ministers promised to stop approving shipments in June after a challenge by campaigners at the Court of Appeal....
by Whyperion
14 Sep 2019, 00:01
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 84
Views: 1263

Re: Seen in the News

From the BBC Website of Today Here are the 69 English towns, cities and districts that will benefit from the government's £95m regeneration fund: North West: Barrow in Furness Lancaster Maryport, Cumbria Blackpool Fleetwood Kirkham Ormskirk Prescot Chester Bacup, Rossendale Burnley Stalybridge Tylde...
by Whyperion
13 Sep 2019, 23:40
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7193
Views: 318340

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I had a short think about the current parliament, in short the Supreme Court will be asked to rule on the constitutional conumdrum of whom can call the big shots in the UK democracy, Parliament, or 'The Government'. So far as I can make out having a 'Government' in the main confirs the right to twis...
by Whyperion
13 Sep 2019, 23:27
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1675
Views: 103607

Re: GOOD TV

Finally notice the BBC trailer for "World on Fire" a dramatisation of the early days of WW2. Interesting for covering the Poland / UK connection via personal story of a translator in Poland, then looks like it goes up to about the Battle of Britain via Dunkirk, told in the main from 'personal', smal...
by Whyperion
13 Sep 2019, 21:15
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 84
Views: 1263

Re: Seen in the News

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-49694516

US and Brazil agree an Amazon economic development programme.

hopefully this strikes a balance between sustainable profitable employment in the region and bio-diversity (including suitable uses for things we have not found yet ?)
by Whyperion
13 Sep 2019, 20:57
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7193
Views: 318340

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Returning to Yellowhammer, in theory, depending on other trade deals, some food prices could fall, indeed the EU could even dump some of its Food surpluses on us selling below cost like they do to some of Africa. Riots - unlikely. Fishing- with or without any deal English Fishing would be limited to...
by Whyperion
13 Sep 2019, 20:41
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2555
Views: 174176

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

As anyone who has watched QI, things like Blackberries and Raspberrys are not Berries ( defined as a seed encased in a outer soft casing ), but droops (or Drupes) where the individual seeds again are encased in soft casing, but is loosely joined to an adjacent casing or druplet. Some twitter errors ...
by Whyperion
13 Sep 2019, 20:32
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1520
Views: 108840

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

Could you talk, or communicate, with Bacteria, or other single cell organisms ? has anyone tried ? do they all act as individuals or is there any collective communication (electrical, light, sound, motion or chemical between them as same species, different species or genological variants ?) Hmm, int...
by Whyperion
13 Sep 2019, 20:29
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2044
Views: 148940

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

There is some kind of calcuation of GDP that includes Govt Expenditure, in increasing Govt Spending it ups GDP, I think the treasury has poss estimated the required post austerity increase in spending that can be sneaked in to up the GDP to negate any apparent recession ( there might be an economic ...

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