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by Stanley
26 Jan 2021, 09:31
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2457
Views: 50539

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Thanks for that Kev. I shall be speaking to my diabetes clinic nurse this morning and will ask her the question then.
Like Ken I am finding the question of when weighing heavily on my mind. Onward and upward?
by Stanley
26 Jan 2021, 09:24
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 13193
Views: 527583

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Give him my best Wendy.... I will cross my fingers for heavy rain! Good luck.
by Stanley
26 Jan 2021, 06:29
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8960
Views: 394396

Re: POLITICS CORNER

See THIS BBC report on Chris Grayling leading an effort to give hibernating hedgehogs greater protection. All I can say is pity the poor hedgehogs! Given Grayling's reputation this could quite easily be a nail in their collective coffins. Not on the net yet but the Northern Irish government meets in...
by Stanley
26 Jan 2021, 05:29
Forum: Ongoing Family Research
Topic: Ancestry.co.uk
Replies: 84
Views: 13575

Re: Ancestry.co.uk

Not I Cathy, the reports I have heard about the accuracy of these tests doesn't inspire me with a lot of confidence.
by Stanley
26 Jan 2021, 04:58
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 7308
Views: 368574

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Fried Gammon steak with veggies for breakfast and tea. I cooked a new batch of veggies and this morning I have a haggis cooking slowly......
by Stanley
26 Jan 2021, 04:56
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 2199
Views: 62885

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

We did it again yesterday. Barlick escaped what seemed to be the general rule across much of the country, a fall of snow. At 20:00 it was calm partially clear, dry and very cold. Same the first thing this morning and now. The glass is up again on 1010mb. The forecast is for a bright overcast morning...
by Stanley
26 Jan 2021, 04:43
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4966
Views: 327653

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

In case you were wondering, the 'crop marks' in front of Bancrofts Farm are nothing of the sort, they are a thumb print on the negative...... https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/21864/medium Here's the 1892 OS 25" of Windy Harbour and Gillians. I love these old maps. Such a lot...
by Stanley
26 Jan 2021, 04:07
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 4027
Views: 214642

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/1117/medium https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/5512/medium Top pic is my last wagon in 1972. John Lancaster took my job when I left to go to Bancroft. He didn't last long but the idea of the wagon and trailer evidently...
by Stanley
26 Jan 2021, 03:40
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 1078
Views: 27149

Re: Seen in the News

" I wouldn't fancy anyone's chances of getting to a safe area if they broke down in lane 4!" Even so, safer to risk getting off the road completely. Away from the guided missiles doing over 70mph. I seem to remember D Cameron saying they would 'spend whatever it takes' when flooding happened in the...
by Stanley
26 Jan 2021, 03:33
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 3041
Views: 211134

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

People today don't spend enough time listening or reading. They are constantly distracted by screens and a visual culture. Being quiet with a good book and inhabiting your own imagination is largely a lost art. They don't know what they are missing......
by Stanley
26 Jan 2021, 03:29
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 2159
Views: 125390

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

:biggrin2: :good:
by Stanley
26 Jan 2021, 03:17
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8960
Views: 394396

Re: POLITICS CORNER

What we need now is a totally digital online Parliament with compulsory attendance and voting. It's debatable whether we shall ever get back to the old style of Parliament with all those people confined together. Time to ditch tradition and come up with something that actually works. It suits Johnso...
by Stanley
26 Jan 2021, 03:12
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12609
Views: 623752

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I've seen ice form like that in a container that was leaking at the bottom as the water was freezing. Like the inside of a large pipe. The centre is the last to freeze and so sinks down.
by Stanley
26 Jan 2021, 03:06
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13880
Views: 573608

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

That's it Kev, thanks for killing it. Struwwelpeter is worth looking up, that's not the only frightening aspect of him. Very strange that it's seen as a children's story.
Next one?
by Stanley
26 Jan 2021, 03:02
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 5304
Views: 251624

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

And me as well..... You can't beat a good typo!
by Stanley
26 Jan 2021, 03:00
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4870
Views: 222033

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Kev's right, it's got to be a lot hotter than that. I learned about it in a book on Brooklands in the early days.
by Stanley
26 Jan 2021, 02:52
Forum: Ongoing Family Research
Topic: Ancestry.co.uk
Replies: 84
Views: 13575

Re: Ancestry.co.uk

I'm tempted.....
by Stanley
26 Jan 2021, 02:49
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 13193
Views: 527583

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

I approve! They call it lateral thinking.
I shall not be thinking about Margaret's engine, it is on the sideboard and is history. I am making cannons for a while. At 11:00 I am expecting a call from the diabetes nurse, better than going out to the surgery! Apart from that an easy day.
by Stanley
26 Jan 2021, 02:46
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2457
Views: 50539

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Ian's suggestion about hitting the the reboot button on schools and giving them another year is a good idea. I suspect the problem they see with that is that it means subsequent years will be late. I was appalled yesterday when I heard a young primary school pupil being interviewed on Today about sc...
by Stanley
25 Jan 2021, 12:35
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 3086
Views: 186049

Re: BOB'S BITS

“Anything may happen when womanhood has ceased to be a protected occupation.” Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own, 1929. Every January 25th, my thoughts are likely to turn to Robert Burns, owing at least partly to pleasant memories of several Burns Night suppers, first in Lancaster and then in St. L...
by Stanley
25 Jan 2021, 12:18
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 13193
Views: 527583

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

That would have driven me potty Sue. Well done for persevering!
by Stanley
25 Jan 2021, 11:25
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13880
Views: 573608

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

If there are no offers I'll come clean tomorrow. (One final clue.... German.)
by Stanley
25 Jan 2021, 11:05
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 986
Views: 42467

Re: Shed Matters 3

Could be Bob, I am not under any pressure to make my mind up. It will be bigger!
by Stanley
25 Jan 2021, 08:18
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 986
Views: 42467

Re: Shed Matters 3

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/21862/medium Only one pic needed to cover this morning's shed work. I went through the engine checking all the nuts, cutting back excess length on studs and bolts and generally cleaning it up. Then onto the sideboard in the kitchen. Both the...
by Stanley
25 Jan 2021, 07:30
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13880
Views: 573608

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

That's punishment Cathy. What you're looking for is a children's story that is very cruel. That's an enormous clue. It was Father Whipper that brought this to mind.....

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