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by Tripps
09 Dec 2019, 21:30
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7530
Views: 328792

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Fair enough, but it causes a lot of worry. I'll say no more on the subject now.
by Tripps
09 Dec 2019, 19:58
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7530
Views: 328792

Re: POLITICS CORNER

PanBiker wrote:
09 Dec 2019, 09:31
Can I ask why Tripps?
They both work in industries which under Labour are to be taken into public ownership.
by Tripps
09 Dec 2019, 17:28
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7530
Views: 328792

Re: POLITICS CORNER

On a point of information - I think it's a factor of a thousand? But who's counting? :smile:
by Tripps
09 Dec 2019, 13:47
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7530
Views: 328792

Re: POLITICS CORNER

plaques wrote:
09 Dec 2019, 13:05
Probably a typo error. We are actually talking £Billions not millions
Just an error not a typo. Billions of course is correct. Up earlier than usual today :smile:
by Tripps
09 Dec 2019, 09:22
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7530
Views: 328792

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Boris just popped up on LBC - probably as a reaction to Jeremy's reluctance to do so. He made a total fool of himself. Said HS2 would cost "North of £100 million" when he had previously said £88 million. Do we need a six weeks campaign in the age of instant communication? I learn today that both my ...
by Tripps
09 Dec 2019, 09:16
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3498
Views: 180765

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

That's triggered a few childhood memories. My grandad had a few chickens in the back garden. Must have been an ambition after living in a terrace with just a yard all his life. Layers' mash - I also can remember the smell - he added boiled potato peelings. Point of lay. Rhode Island Red , the egg bo...
by Tripps
08 Dec 2019, 21:35
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10821
Views: 514402

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Well I never. . .

On the day that Ding Jun Hui wins the UK snooker open another Ding (Liren) wins the Grand Chess tour.

Ding Ding. :smile:
by Tripps
08 Dec 2019, 17:58
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT
Replies: 1419
Views: 110801

Re: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT

plaques wrote:
08 Dec 2019, 08:56
the steak won't taste the same as back home
I remember when you could get frozen Brazilian sirloin steaks in packs of five from Tesco. They were excellent (and reasonably priced). Maybe we'll get them again when we're free of the EU. :smile:
by Tripps
08 Dec 2019, 12:30
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2320
Views: 160745

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

I think you have just demolished the case for widespread adoption on electric cars. :smile: My lad has a hybrid - bought solely because it is financially advantageous to him. Says (as I understand it) the battery range is so poor he rarely uses it, and relies on the petrol engine part. My diesel Juk...
by Tripps
08 Dec 2019, 11:53
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3759
Views: 172457

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

It's called a 'shelfie'. When someone posts a photo I find the background objects are worth looking at too. I noticed the Pam Ayres. She was at RAF Changi about the same time as i was. :smile:
by Tripps
08 Dec 2019, 11:49
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 845
Views: 62036

Re: Wildlife Corner

Tizer wrote:
07 Dec 2019, 09:59
leaving some spaces of bare soil to encourage spiders
There's very little bare soil in my house but - judging from the webs no shortage of spiders. They don't seem to need any encouragement.:smile:
by Tripps
07 Dec 2019, 15:01
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1253
Views: 93978

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

In election week. . .

"Politicians and nappies need to be changed regularly - and for the same reason.
by Tripps
07 Dec 2019, 13:33
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 161
Views: 2604

Re: Seen in the News

Tripps , what’s the chances of giving us Victoria back? I'm puzzled here - I don't remember taking her. :smile: In the News. Nurses strike Strangely they carry placards saying 'Committed to Care' and 'Patient Care First'. How does a strike support those aims? I read that 10.000 outpatient appointme...
by Tripps
07 Dec 2019, 11:21
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5094
Views: 362334

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Well it's done - I'm cooking on gas. All a bit of a saga which is fairly standard for me. :smile: Phone call at 9.30 " Open Reach here, can you connect your new modem?" Did so, and everything stopped working. Waited 20 minutes and rang Plusnet customer services on my mobile. "be patient and wait a w...
by Tripps
07 Dec 2019, 11:00
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1733
Views: 106587

Re: GOOD TV

I remember years ago the pundits forecasting that in ten years Chinese players would be making a bid for dominance. Nothing surer :smile: but will we still watch when the world's top twenty are all Chinese? I've been saying for ages that they would be making a bid for world dominance in a lot more ...
by Tripps
07 Dec 2019, 10:51
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3498
Views: 180765

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Anything you want to know about the Italian ice cream trade in Manchester, and the families that ran it can be found in the rather wonderful website. Lots of the names mentioned rang bells with me either from school or on the street. Granelli, Sivori etc.

Ice cream
by Tripps
07 Dec 2019, 00:12
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1190
Views: 93834

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

it's late - I got this from The Spectator. Some times it's an extravagance and sometimes it's the best £3 I spent this week. It is this week. :smile:

"Apostrophe campaigner give's up."
by Tripps
07 Dec 2019, 00:05
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1253
Views: 93978

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

It's late but continuing the theme - This reminds me old my old auntie who died last year aged 99 and 3/4 . I think it's Irish - very rhythmic :smile: Up the airy mountain, Down the rushy glen, We daren’t go a-hunting For fear of little men; Wee folk, good folk, Trooping all together; Green jacket, ...
by Tripps
06 Dec 2019, 17:59
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2109
Views: 151914

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

Well done - sorry I missed stuff you had already said. I'm pleased - I hate this sort of thing. :good:
by Tripps
06 Dec 2019, 16:40
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2109
Views: 151914

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

How did you hand over the money? Was it by credit card, bank transfer, or Paypal or what? I guess the bank will say it was voluntary payment. I guess you did it in haste, and whilst very busy? I'd have thought that would ring an alarm bell in time. I had a look round the website and the Contact Us l...
by Tripps
06 Dec 2019, 11:07
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1733
Views: 106587

Re: GOOD TV

Well I never. . . I watched part of the match, and it was obvious that Nigel was getting knocked out - now I learn he won. I saw Fred Davies play live at the Guildhall in Preston - he was in the twilight years then, and lost I think. It was said of his brother Joe that he never lost to anyone 'on le...
by Tripps
06 Dec 2019, 10:57
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2109
Views: 151914

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

made even worse by the fact that I do this stuff for a living... You'll be getting the cakes in at work then Kev ? :smile: I googled the TV licence websites yesterday, and even knowing that it's usually best to ignore the sites that come out top of the list, and go to the real site lower down I was...
by Tripps
06 Dec 2019, 10:51
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1224
Views: 83369

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

I got her book on water for research by the poet next door, but they've been away for a while, and I've had no reaction to it yet. A bit of simple detective work, and I've been in touch with 'Barfie' who tells me "Damson jam Jan was a lady who used to cook at my local (since closed down :0( ) pub .....
by Tripps
06 Dec 2019, 10:39
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3498
Views: 180765

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

They met up in the local woods and had sing songs around a campfire.... Nice story - my first thought - I like sterotypes :smile: 'Ciao bella' "It is often claimed that Italians are especially active at flirting. For all foreign women, they've taken on the Ciao-bella-strategy, which entails putting...
by Tripps
06 Dec 2019, 10:29
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 161
Views: 2604

Re: Seen in the News

Here's another one - I read yesterday that Madonna (I think she's a pop singer) had her blood removed, invigorated with ozone, and put back in. This morning on R4 news a lady apparently 'died' in the Pyrenees mountains from cold, but was taken to hospital where - yes - her blood was removed, had oxy...

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