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by Tripps
26 Jan 2020, 12:56
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 277
Views: 4318

Re: Seen in the News

Ref the New Coronavirus, which seems to be gathering pace, and in China seems to be being treated on a similar basis to Ebola - In view of the large number of Chinese students in Cambridge, I'm not surprised to see this - Wuhan comes to Jesus College Those who have been paying attention, will recogn...
by Tripps
26 Jan 2020, 12:16
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11068
Views: 518032

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Have they changed the regimental tartan? I must say had some doubts about his 'bona fides' when I first came into the room. I have even more now. This constant scepticism is a bit of a curse. :smile: . Someone asked him about the tartan, and he said it was 'Royal Stewart' and was worn with the expr...
by Tripps
25 Jan 2020, 19:28
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11068
Views: 518032

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

The floor show at the care centre this afternoon was this gent - very appropriate for Burns night. Black Watch.jpg If you're having a piper, go for the best - He's a Pipe Major (W.O.Class 1) from the Black Watch, and looked magnificent. He played lots of stuff including memorably, 'She moved to the ...
by Tripps
25 Jan 2020, 13:09
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1785
Views: 107586

Re: GOOD TV

Talking Pictures TV on now - Ch 306 on Freesat. "Man of Aran" Black and white documentary from 1934 - I think the voices were added afterwards. Life on the Isle of Aran off the west of Ireland where the people live from potatoes and the basking sharks which they catch. There is no soil to grow the s...
by Tripps
25 Jan 2020, 13:00
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1259
Views: 94538

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

From the Cambridge Evening News - Clearly shows the value of a degree in criminology in modern policing. What would PC Dixon have made of it all. :smile: "Our position is clear; where a crime is reported to us, we will centrally apply our triage principles to identify not only hypothetical solvabili...
by Tripps
24 Jan 2020, 17:28
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4477
Views: 202723

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

PanBiker wrote:
24 Jan 2020, 16:37
I am only helping to keep them in a job.
Ah I see.
by Tripps
24 Jan 2020, 17:25
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT
Replies: 1441
Views: 111494

Re: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT

I just slice it and gently fry it. bear in mind it is already cooked, and you're just reheating it. Boiling is a thing of the past for me. I still get the Bury Market ones very occasionally when family visit Bury - and if I'm very good - a tin of Uncle Joe's Mint Balls. :smile:
by Tripps
24 Jan 2020, 16:09
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4477
Views: 202723

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Debra my neurosurgeons secretary says that I was called last November according to the information in my file but I have no record of this. Ian - (very gently) - might it not be better to ask them to repeat the call they say they made? Going for a FOI request creates a lot of work for an already ve...
by Tripps
24 Jan 2020, 12:33
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT
Replies: 1441
Views: 111494

Re: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT

Try these from Home Bargains. Black pudding.jpg Good pedigree, and a use by date of June 2020. Weighs 454 g which is a pound (lb) in old money, and costs only 90p. I reckon it could be used in an omelette without any major disaster - keeps its shape under cooking. They've changed a lot in the last y...
by Tripps
24 Jan 2020, 11:59
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4477
Views: 202723

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

There are a lot advertised on TV, 50 to 80 years old, no medical or 'awkward questions' whatever they are. Not sure if they're any good though... They've been very good for Michael Parkinson :smile: , and Martin Lewis seems quite definite in his advice . . . Over 50's life insurance. A good rule is...
by Tripps
21 Jan 2020, 11:46
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2662
Views: 179484

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

If you leave the final letter 'k' off - I thought it didn't look right - it's a whole different story. :smile: One meaning is - pertaining to a group of people - and thus I guess is connected with endemic, epidemic and pandemic? Also gets a mention here Manchester slang words not too far down the li...
by Tripps
20 Jan 2020, 13:19
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: OBITUARIES
Replies: 1186
Views: 105967

Re: OBITUARIES

David Olney

I can't say I'd heard of this chap, but he left in an impressive way. . .

David Olney
by Tripps
20 Jan 2020, 13:14
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11068
Views: 518032

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Tricky situation- I was going to comment, but I knew you would do it better than I could . :smile:

Didn't the name tag on his army combat kit say WALES ? because he was the son of the Prince of Wales?
by Tripps
20 Jan 2020, 12:15
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4477
Views: 202723

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

From the local paper today - sounds quite serious. Hope there's no connection with the posting above. Addenbrooke's campus is like a small town. The Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) is asking people not to visit family and friends at the hospital unless it is absolutely nece...
by Tripps
20 Jan 2020, 12:00
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2662
Views: 179484

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Ah - thanks Cathy - and thanks for not including the link. I see why you did that. :smile:

I think that's a modern reincarnation, and not the word I was looking for.
by Tripps
20 Jan 2020, 11:54
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4249
Views: 274186

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Thanks - that's stirred a lot of half forgotten memories. My stepfather was a foundry foreman and knew a thing or two about getting things very hot. We had some memorable fires. :smile: I often think about stuff I put in the bin, and the fact that a long time ago I'd have put it on the fire.
by Tripps
20 Jan 2020, 11:40
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2662
Views: 179484

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

That's interesting. I'd read it but not checked it out. I came across the word 'demick' recently in the comments section of another website. Never seen it written before, (it doesn't look right :smile: ) and I haven't found it by google. It means a 'dud' . Reminded me of one particular person who us...
by Tripps
20 Jan 2020, 11:24
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 1459
Views: 38021

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

I once had to explain to a South Wales fire service why they could hear a Hungarian VHF broadcast radio station on their channels. :smile:
by Tripps
19 Jan 2020, 20:41
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7759
Views: 331358

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Here's what Jess Phillips thinks of hustings - not a big fan :smile: - from The Guardian So now for the honesty. I hated the first hustings on Saturday. Genuinely the most inspiring moment was the sound of a baby crying in the audience. That was Baby Alfie, whose mother I knocked doors with while he...
by Tripps
19 Jan 2020, 18:25
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11406
Views: 459967

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Is it the loo in the Coop car park?

Later - no. Street view reveals that it isn't. That's a shame . :smile:
by Tripps
19 Jan 2020, 15:40
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7759
Views: 331358

Re: POLITICS CORNER

None of my business really, but does the Labour Party really need a three month process to elect a new leader? The first hustings were held yesterday, and there are another eleven (count them) to come. Such meetings seem to me, to be a hangover from the 19th century. Are they appropriate for the 21s...
by Tripps
19 Jan 2020, 15:34
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2662
Views: 179484

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

The word / acronym FOMO (fear of missing out) has come into fairly common usage lately - I found its complement today in the Spectator. JOMO - Joy of missing out. I find this seems to suit me - I include - Netflix - Game of Thrones, Sky TV, Peaky Blinders, Harry Potter, nearly all social media sites...
by Tripps
19 Jan 2020, 11:35
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11068
Views: 518032

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Stanley wrote:
19 Jan 2020, 04:56
I was taught early in life that it was an insult to a book to turn the corner of a page down!
A Post it note is ideal, but for more long term reminders I use Book Darts
by Tripps
18 Jan 2020, 18:39
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 277
Views: 4318

Re: Seen in the News

Stop Press..... H and M renouncing the Royal Family entirely. Will get no money from them, lose their titles, (from the Spring), and repay for the money spent on Frogmore cottage. PS - they will keep the titles, but won't use them. How does that work then? I'll give it a year. . . . Hooray ! :smile:
by Tripps
15 Jan 2020, 14:53
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 496
Views: 18421

Re: Shed Matters 3

After a quick 'read through' - Stanley, I'd be thinking about rephrasing that last sentence. :smile:

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