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by chinatyke
09 Apr 2020, 03:44
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11991
Views: 467825

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

It seems to be very strong and precise. The two cuts are the same length and position, although these could be just so that a belt could be threaded through. It must be made for a very specific use. Brainwave!: Is the bottom open? Could it be for threading on a belt so that a heavy tool could be car...
by chinatyke
08 Apr 2020, 12:27
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11991
Views: 467825

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Is it for wiping joints in lead pipes?
by chinatyke
08 Apr 2020, 00:59
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 323
Views: 3096

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Today, Wuhan has lifted the outbound travel restrictions after 76 days of lock-down. 55,000 people are expected to transit the railway stations on more than 300 trains. The prevention measures still remain in place and people are screened and issued with a QR code which is scanned wherever they go. ...
by chinatyke
06 Apr 2020, 12:33
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 323
Views: 3096

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Stanley wrote:
06 Apr 2020, 11:57
China, what evidence is there that god is male?
According to Christians God is the father... No, it isn't evidence.

Perhaps you should have asked what evidence is there that God exists? :biggrin2:
by chinatyke
06 Apr 2020, 09:13
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 323
Views: 3096

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Yesterday morning God was seen walking in Yorkshire. When asked what he was doing, he replied “Working from home”.
by chinatyke
06 Apr 2020, 05:11
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1398
Views: 97424

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

No malaria?
:biggrin2: :biggrin2: :biggrin2:
by chinatyke
05 Apr 2020, 16:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 323
Views: 3096

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Got it WENDY. I am signing off. Bye. Good luck...you are gonna need it and could likely do with friends, but I am sick of facing Stanley’s boxing gloves every morning. Listen to what the world is saying, for heaven’s sake... Awww, Maz. Don't take your bat home. I'll miss you. Knocking others is par...
by chinatyke
03 Apr 2020, 03:09
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 485
Views: 7333

Re: Seen in the News

I've looked at the China Daily. I would look again - accompanied by my natural scepticsm for everything I read. I would rate it a long way above the Daily Express. :smile: I remember the Chinese grave day from my time in Singapore. They called it ching ming then. Worth reading about. Admirable resp...
by chinatyke
03 Apr 2020, 02:51
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4850
Views: 207767

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

I have noticed over the last few months that amongst the various dents and depressions in my skull created by the entrance points for my craniotomy. I can now feel the head of one of the screws used to secure the bone flap back in place. It doesn't hurt or anything like that, it is just there. I as...
by chinatyke
02 Apr 2020, 08:44
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 485
Views: 7333

Re: Seen in the News

Crisis not quite over, only for those of us that are forced to read the news according to China Daily. :biggrin2:
by chinatyke
02 Apr 2020, 03:24
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 485
Views: 7333

Re: Seen in the News

Yes...but I don’t think you are given the true figures, China. Some reports suggest 10x “official” reports ( and sales of funeral urns tends to support that) Really?!! :biggrin2: "Some reports" never mention the source and are usually just speculation or journalists exaggerating the truth to fill t...
by chinatyke
01 Apr 2020, 23:48
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 485
Views: 7333

Re: Seen in the News

Asymptomatic cases are always going to be a problem wherever they are present. This novel bug is out there and widespread globally and will continue to be a threat. China's death rate (official figures) from Covid is very low compared with countries like UK, USA, Spain and Italy, I know where I'd ra...
by chinatyke
01 Apr 2020, 07:17
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 485
Views: 7333

Re: Seen in the News

I wish we knew more about the situation in China...how they are coping with the second wave of virus, how infection and death rates are doing and if people are successfully returning to work. Hearing nothing at all causes worry. I hope they are doing well as a nation. It would be hard to cope with ...
by chinatyke
31 Mar 2020, 23:13
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 10882
Views: 432543

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Hubby’s hairdresser works from home and is still taking appointments on a solo basis, so hubby has a time slot this morning. I did offer to trim his hair. He said he would rather become a hippy if his hairdresser wasn’t taking clients. Maz, I let my wife cut my hair recently. For years I have resis...
by chinatyke
31 Mar 2020, 07:24
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 10882
Views: 432543

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

We had a lovely walk around Kelbrook Moor yesterday morning. I thought I'd share this view of Pendle with those of you not able to access our beautiful countryside. :smile: Thanks Wendy. Great picture. I've saved it to show Jiaping when she gets back from Liuzhou. When we were in England in 2010 we...
by chinatyke
31 Mar 2020, 05:55
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11991
Views: 467825

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Is it one of those strange musical instruments they have in the Land Down Under?
Or...
Is it one of those musical instruments they have in the strange Land Down Under?
by chinatyke
30 Mar 2020, 05:00
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 323
Views: 3096

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Good news Stanley about Susan. Hope she gets better very quickly. A message from my mate, Peking Pete who is currently in Thailand and free to crack jokes: The General Secretary of the National Union of Filchers, Intruders, Larcenists, Cat Burglars and Housebreakers (FILCH), Colin 'The Crowbar' Wils...
by chinatyke
29 Mar 2020, 14:37
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11991
Views: 467825

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Welcome Rod. Nothing happening in your neck of the woods?
by chinatyke
28 Mar 2020, 14:23
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4143
Views: 178738

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Tizer wrote:
28 Mar 2020, 11:07
The clocks go forward tonight! :smile:
Thanks for the heads-up, I need to be able to keep in sync with UK time for financial reasons.
by chinatyke
27 Mar 2020, 13:06
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11991
Views: 467825

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Winch for extracting the Sabden treacle miners?
by chinatyke
26 Mar 2020, 02:22
Forum: Site Donations
Topic: OGFB Finances March 25th 2020
Replies: 24
Views: 282

Re: OGFB Finances March 25th 2020

Added my 2 pennyworth. Got a receipt and a transaction number, does that mean everything has gone through OK? I use my card so infrequently these days that I forget the address at which it is registered!
by chinatyke
26 Mar 2020, 00:20
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 323
Views: 3096

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Gee! Thanks. :biggrin2:
by chinatyke
25 Mar 2020, 12:30
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 323
Views: 3096

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Cathy wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 08:22
Covid-19 Stage 2 Restrictions were given to us last night. Dozens of new restrictions including
...
Funerals - 10 people only
...
Do they give any hints where my wife can find the other 9 people?
by chinatyke
25 Mar 2020, 07:21
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11991
Views: 467825

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Is it a small plough handle?
by chinatyke
25 Mar 2020, 07:19
Forum: Stanley's View
Topic: SPUD'S NEW BIKE
Replies: 14
Views: 1217

Re: SPUD'S NEW BIKE

Love this story each time I read it. Thanks again.

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