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by Tripps
03 Dec 2020, 20:10
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2008
Views: 35853

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

I'm puzzled a bit about a number of issues here. (Ed. No change there then ) I could if I wanted as I understand it, to go into a 'bubble' with my son and his family. I have chosen not to. Today he tells me that they have all got a bad cold. (A type of Coronavirus I think). No doubt from his childre...
by Tripps
02 Dec 2020, 13:41
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 5245
Views: 235641

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Thinking of you both . Best wishes. Tripps
by Tripps
02 Dec 2020, 13:39
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2498
Views: 166251

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

It all stems from the introduction of `open banking' Well spotted - I'd been wondering what happened to that. Looks like another successor to the 'pay day loan' style of credit. Like the Klarna Bank thing. Do the banks need express permission to apply it to an account - or is it hidden in the (very...
by Tripps
02 Dec 2020, 13:31
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 3038
Views: 181520

Re: BOB'S BITS

So pleased to see this reply. Worth waiting for.
The fact that it has been written, is in itself very encouraging. :smile:
by Tripps
02 Dec 2020, 13:27
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2008
Views: 35853

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

The whole strategy regarding care homes seems to be to protect the home from a visitor who has the virus. I am totally concerned with the opposite.
by Tripps
30 Nov 2020, 10:35
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 3015
Views: 201116

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

I was struggling with that request. You seem fineley tuned to the matter. :smile: Thought of mentioning Six Mile Bottom near Newmarket, but Trumpington completely passed me by. I've just got used to it. Fond memories of the Baroness of that ilk - she of the House of Lords bi-digital gesture. https:/...
by Tripps
29 Nov 2020, 18:07
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 7175
Views: 346156

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Big Kev wrote: 29 Nov 2020, 17:42 The juices (mostly garlic butter) and the sticky bits were loosened up with a good glug of cab sav, thickened with a small amount of cornflour and went very nicely with a couple of slices.
Well thanks for that - the power of words - it's almost as if I was there. :smile:
by Tripps
29 Nov 2020, 17:37
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2008
Views: 35853

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

One Professor Lucy Yardley, a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies, has said that - it's best not to spend more than 15 minutes in a shop or their is a risk of Covid infection. Covid advice I'd agree with that. As usual the books in the background are interesting. She has Derronda...
by Tripps
29 Nov 2020, 16:59
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: PET'S CORNER
Replies: 1166
Views: 98437

Re: PET'S CORNER

Lovely picture. Thanks. What's a horsey treat - is it a carrot or polo mints? ***************************** Now to dogs. I still cannot see any reason at all to own one - except the sort that run at Belle Vue. :smile: I came across this today, and words fail me. . . . . except 'what could possibly g...
by Tripps
29 Nov 2020, 16:50
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 7175
Views: 346156

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Sounds good - Last time I looked it needed a small mortgage to buy a leg of lamb, and they had thief proof tags on. You can probably see the jealousy from where you are. . . Enjoy ! :laugh5:
by Tripps
28 Nov 2020, 15:22
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 3015
Views: 201116

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

From Andrew Neil's blog - The French National Assembly has approved a law banning discrimination based on a person's accent, calling the practice "a form of racism". Accent discrimination - glottophobie in French - now carries maximum penalty 3 years' imprisonment + fine of €45,000. Can't wait for i...
by Tripps
26 Nov 2020, 16:08
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2008
Views: 35853

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

I think the gilt is starting to come off the Astrazenica vaccine gingerbread. Looks like the 'half dose was a mistake, which they then incorporated into the trial. Worrying that no one over 55 got the half dose - so they did split the group by age then? I read somewhere that the US authorities are u...
by Tripps
26 Nov 2020, 10:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 952
Views: 21704

Re: Seen in the News

PanBiker wrote: 26 Nov 2020, 09:50 No positive photo opportunity so it doesn't matter
Sorry Ian - you left me an open goal there. . . . :smile:
MP plus VIP's.jpg
by Tripps
26 Nov 2020, 10:26
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2008
Views: 35853

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

I was going to refer to that aspect of it all. Wait till the 'Sun' finds out.

Does that mean that since animals are involved, that vegans wont have the vaccination on principle? :smile:
by Tripps
26 Nov 2020, 10:05
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2008
Views: 35853

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

giving the customer a choice? don't be silly! Actually I was given a choice of anaesthetic for my first hip operation in the NHS, but not for the second which was done in a private hospital. The option of being fully conscious had little appeal though. :smile: **************************************...
by Tripps
26 Nov 2020, 09:41
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 952
Views: 21704

Re: Seen in the News

I suppose Hansard counts as 'news'. This question was asked at PMQ's yesterday, by John Trickett - Labour MP for Hemsworth, which is near Wakefield. Quite why him, and not Andrew Stephenson escapes me. :smile: Jon Trickett (Hemsworth) (Lab) I am sure that the Prime Minister will share the pleasure t...
by Tripps
25 Nov 2020, 12:36
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 3015
Views: 201116

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Stanley wrote: 24 Nov 2020, 03:23 Here he is feeding chips to seagulls at weekend.
Interesting subject. I drew attention to some research into this important matter back in 2016. Mentioned in 'trippssnipps' (google it) , Seagulls Fascinating - and valuable research. :smile:
by Tripps
25 Nov 2020, 12:18
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 3015
Views: 201116

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Stanley wrote: 25 Nov 2020, 04:40 I seem to be mining a seam of authors who feel they have to use obscure words to convey their meaning.
I sincerely hope you are speaking persiflagilistically there, and not referring to honourable members on this site. :laugh5:
by Tripps
25 Nov 2020, 12:12
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2008
Views: 35853

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Seems they got better results when they gave half a dose followed by a full dose after four weeks. It looks like no one knows why this should be, or even why they did it at all. I am guessing that part of the reason previous vaccines took years to come into use, was that trials were conducted on suc...
by Tripps
24 Nov 2020, 11:30
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2008
Views: 35853

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

My favourite consultant virologist Dr Chris Smith naked scientist blog was on the radio this morning. He mentioned his wife and her concerns at the logistics of getting the vaccine to all her practice's eight thousand patients. Good to hear she's on the case as she works at my own GP practice. He wa...
by Tripps
24 Nov 2020, 11:20
Forum: Gardening
Topic: Gardening
Replies: 693
Views: 46423

Re: Gardening

Stanley wrote: 24 Nov 2020, 03:49 That plant looks like a bully to me David!
Yes- I call it Priti. I haven't told her yet but she'll be chopped back severely when the flowers have gone. I did it a few years ago when she prevented me from looking out of my (what I know now to be) oriel window.

:smile:
by Tripps
23 Nov 2020, 20:16
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 3015
Views: 201116

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

We had a bit of fun with 'schadenfreude' recently. Now look what I stumbled across yesterday. Epicaricacy noun. definitions :- (rare) Rejoicing at or derivation of pleasure from the misfortunes of others. Origin of epicaricacy From Ancient Greek epí, (“upon”) + (khará, “joy”) + (kakós, “evil”). ****...
by Tripps
23 Nov 2020, 16:32
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 12687
Views: 487309

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Sue wrote: 23 Nov 2020, 15:19 Some time ago I read it was a Victorian con.

I'd say 'tribute act' more modern and perhaps a bit less harsh. :smile:
by Tripps
23 Nov 2020, 16:05
Forum: Gardening
Topic: Gardening
Replies: 693
Views: 46423

Re: Gardening

I thought the Mahonia was worth getting my phone out for. Nice splash of colour on a drab day. :smile:
Mahonia.jpeg
by Tripps
23 Nov 2020, 14:38
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 12687
Views: 487309

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Yes - Ian - I think I did vaguely know, but I made the connection from two different directions - from the link above and from the members list. That's what qualifies it as spooky. It's been a long time since he posted. Be good if he gave us his opinion. Mine is - that's not how this 'henge' was fou...

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