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by Tripps
06 Mar 2021, 21:36
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 2233
Views: 136677

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

This made me smile
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by Tripps
06 Mar 2021, 21:24
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 1228
Views: 34260

Re: Seen in the News

I read that the Duchess of Sussex , in addtion to bullying her staff, had the bad taste to wear earings borrowed from Mohammed Bin Sultan, the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia. I am shocked I tell you.

Surely not something other family members could be accused of? :smile:
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by Tripps
06 Mar 2021, 20:24
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: OBITUARIES
Replies: 1370
Views: 134285

Re: OBITUARIES

Beat me to it Bodger. No mention in the main media that I've seen. Just a single line in the weekly summary in the Spectator which is a shame. He deserved more. I used to go to his Christmas Concerts in the nineties, at St Ives - sponsored by the local Vauxhall dealer - mainly to see Lonnie Donegan ...
by Tripps
06 Mar 2021, 15:13
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 3141
Views: 191636

Re: BOB'S BITS

Stanley wrote: 06 Mar 2021, 14:54 "The race is not always to the swift nor the battle to the strong, but that's the way to bet." Ring Lardner.
Not Damon Runyon then? :smile:
by Tripps
06 Mar 2021, 12:53
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5673
Views: 428587

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Do you open these letters? I do. In these times of identity theft, I want to know what's in it. Just had by mail, a bill for a boiler service and repair - sent the first one back to the plumber, he didn't get it and and he sent another. Phoned him yesterday, he was pleased to hear from me, and he wi...
by Tripps
06 Mar 2021, 11:59
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 2233
Views: 136677

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Topless chicks in mini skirts. . . . :smile:

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by Tripps
06 Mar 2021, 11:51
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5673
Views: 428587

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Gamekeeper turned poacher?.. :smile: `John McAfee charged with fraud over cryptocurrency' I think he was always a 'poacher'. Check out wikipedia. here's an extract - On November 12, 2012, Belize police started a search for McAfee as a "person of interest" in connection to the murder of American exp...
by Tripps
05 Mar 2021, 16:44
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 2344
Views: 72245

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

Deep waters here.

Despite being aware of the March 21st thing which is surely right - I go with the Met Office who (I think) start the Spring weather period on March 1st. It's just a convenient convention that the less educated amongst us can grasp. :smile:
by Tripps
05 Mar 2021, 16:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 13501
Views: 577069

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Never tried it. but I might. I got two 'sweetheart' cabbages by mistake in the last shop. They're imported from Spain, and very good. I'd do it in the trusty wok - perhaps steam the cabbage and onions a bit first. I agree with the cream - I haven't found anything that it doesn't improve yet. :smile:...
by Tripps
04 Mar 2021, 14:00
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 3141
Views: 191636

Re: BOB'S BITS

Anyone who can write - or even do the research to produce that - must have a brain that operates at at totally superior level to my own; and he does it on a daily basis ! I think my inferiority complex is fighting its way to the surface again. :laugh5:
by Tripps
04 Mar 2021, 11:57
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 1228
Views: 34260

Re: Seen in the News

I encountered these people by accident when I visited Barnoldswick, so I take an interest. Sadly I see that " Flagcrackers of Craven Border Morris Side A retrospective The information on this website is no longer current" That's a a shame. I googled and found a link which in fact shows the Brittania...
by Tripps
03 Mar 2021, 23:53
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 3088
Views: 225567

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

It's late. . .
Stanley wrote: 02 Mar 2021, 04:11 Incidentally says that 'Ince' is the water meadow.
And if you died of tuberculosis in Wrightington Isolaton Hospital your 'place of death; is shown as 'Ince'

Trust me.
by Tripps
02 Mar 2021, 16:40
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12841
Views: 677397

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Tripps wrote: 02 Mar 2021, 16:22 Out of character, but I've completed it immediately. Very simple
Yes indeed. so long as you will be at home on the 21st March.
by Tripps
02 Mar 2021, 16:27
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 14193
Views: 628798

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

No idea - though it looks somehow familiar.

The problem with gallery posted pictures (for me) is that I can't quickly and easily expand them to see the detail, and, being nosey, don't know how many times they've been opened. I find attachments to be preferable from all angles. :smile:
by Tripps
02 Mar 2021, 16:22
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12841
Views: 677397

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I got mine too. Out of character, but I've completed it immediately. Very simple - the only questions that might have irritated me were voluntary - so I ignored them . :smile: *************************************************************************************** PS - I was going to say it was for c...
by Tripps
02 Mar 2021, 12:35
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12841
Views: 677397

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I smile when I read about fibre to premises. I had this fitted at my previous house free of charge by NTL (National Transcommunication Ltd) on a speculative basis, and offering mainly more TV I think. The interweb was in its infancy, though I recall an NTL email address. It must have been over twent...
by Tripps
01 Mar 2021, 22:09
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 14193
Views: 628798

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Ex Libris - as they say in more pompous circles. :smile: I have a book called HENRY RICHARDSON (1710 - 1778 ) Life and Legacy of a Thornton Rector. I find it is published by Earby Local History Society, so I'm sure Wendyf will know it. There's a lot on the well, and its history. The lady in the whee...
by Tripps
01 Mar 2021, 21:40
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 3088
Views: 225567

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Just Wikipedia but it seems to be a water meadow sort of thing. Norse origin. Just found in the North today.

Ings
by Tripps
28 Feb 2021, 19:01
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 2353
Views: 144764

Re: GOOD TV

Countryfile - a lady botanist in Hackney is chalking (think hopscotch) the names of weeds she comes across on pavements and walls, to raise awareness of nature in the urban environment. It is emphasised that this is illegal and 'special permission' has been granted by the Council, and it should be s...
by Tripps
28 Feb 2021, 14:01
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 1228
Views: 34260

Re: Seen in the News

GB News
Stanley wrote: 28 Feb 2021, 05:33 It will definitely not be leaning to the Left!
Precisely why I'm looking forward to it. :laugh5:
by Tripps
28 Feb 2021, 11:46
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4949
Views: 239010

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

A kilo of peas sounds a bit risky to me. Being an adventurous sort with grub - I tried some Black Turtle Beans recently. Bit of a faff soaking and boiling - but I persisted. Quite enjoyed them added to a stir fry, but the after effects may prevent me from doing so again. They'll look good in a displ...
by Tripps
28 Feb 2021, 11:28
Forum: Photography
Topic: Photography Nuts & Bolts
Replies: 472
Views: 52070

Re: Photography Nuts & Bolts

I reckon if I had pre bid with my maximum it would have gone over my budget Agreed. Decide what your maximum is and bid it (plus 1p ) when there's ten seconds left. You will ony pay the final price no matter how much your bid is. Any longer term bid is mostly a waste of time. Needed though, sometim...
by Tripps
27 Feb 2021, 12:35
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 13501
Views: 577069

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

An easy way to check if a 'gas engineer' is kosher -and has not had five minutes training and was given the keys to the van - From the British Gas website - "If you know the individual engineer’s details, then you can check whether they’re qualified to complete the work before they even arrive. Find...
by Tripps
27 Feb 2021, 11:54
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5673
Views: 428587

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I had a series 3 for years, don't know what happened to it I might have known - when am I ever going to be one up. :laugh5: The one I got replaced one (Psion Revo) I had a long time ago. The attraction of the Series 3 is that it uses AA batteries. I used it when I got it and it was fine - tried it ...
by Tripps
26 Feb 2021, 16:44
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1498
Views: 115219

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Prince Harry -

" It was never walking away - it was stepping back, not stepping down "

Seems well qualified for Strictly Come Dancing. :smile:

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