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by Tripps
08 Jul 2020, 09:34
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1362
Views: 97350

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

From BBC Radio 4 this morning

"Writing about music - is like dancing about architecture"
by Tripps
08 Jul 2020, 09:30
Forum: Gardening
Topic: Gardening
Replies: 636
Views: 40232

Re: Gardening

David, plums are such fickle trees. It helped that Mr Poet next door pointed out that the root stock the plum was grafted to had taken over the job, and was about 90% of what I thought was a plum tree. We took appropriate action, and now I mainly have just a plum tree. There's a lot could go wrong ...
by Tripps
08 Jul 2020, 09:14
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1111
Views: 12261

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Best treat all statistics concerning this disease with caution. The BBC 'More or Less' team have found that two thirds of the testing kits sent out, were never returned. . The number of tests put in the post was used to rescue politicians from their failure to meet the targets which they had arbitra...
by Tripps
07 Jul 2020, 20:34
Forum: Gardening
Topic: Gardening
Replies: 636
Views: 40232

Re: Gardening

Fingers crossed, but it looks as if there may be some plums this year. That will be a first.
plumsjuly2020.jpeg
Note the cunning under planting of wild blackberries. :smile:
by Tripps
07 Jul 2020, 10:43
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2366
Views: 156574

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

and the way companies like Amazon exploit workers. That can't be right? My TV is full of adverts showing really happy workers proud to be part of the wonderful world of Amazon - getting these vital parcels to your door. Hours cleverly arranged to suit your circumstances, and even the odd Polish wor...
by Tripps
07 Jul 2020, 10:37
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 11538
Views: 441027

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Stanley wrote:
07 Jul 2020, 01:48
I shall be pressing on with Susan's engine. Quite fired up about it.
What's the object in the background HERE :smile:
by Tripps
07 Jul 2020, 10:32
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 563
Views: 46884

Re: Mobile Phones

That's the problem I have. £70 is probably too much to have lying idle, and it only rolls over when you top it up - making the problem worse. The last couple of times ,I've just ignored it, and it still works, but the balance is reduced (I think). :smile:
by Tripps
07 Jul 2020, 10:27
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: Hardware shop in Newtown
Replies: 8
Views: 75

Re: Hardware shop in Newtown

What electoral role information is on Ancestry? It's a long time ago, but last time I looked, the only way to access it was a visit in person to Preston.
by Tripps
05 Jul 2020, 18:43
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 563
Views: 46884

Re: Mobile Phones

Tripps might be too. Yes he is - on his Nokia 225 reserve phone. I rarely use it, and when you get to the end of the billing period they say 'top up or the service will be removed'. That's not good - but actually they don't. My smart phone is on Plusnet at £5.25 pcm for 1.5Gb data and loads of phon...
by Tripps
05 Jul 2020, 13:55
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2835
Views: 184462

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Second note to weather presenters - if you leave out 'in the way of' it will not change the forecast one bit. :smile:
by Tripps
04 Jul 2020, 21:42
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 638
Views: 23123

Re: Shed Matters 3

I think we need a video - if only to celebrate the successful end of the project. Get your Smart Phone into action, and start a Youtube channel.

If I can do it anyone can. Posterity beckons . . . . :smile:
by Tripps
04 Jul 2020, 21:34
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2835
Views: 184462

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

A realtor group in Texas says it is going to stop using the word "master" to describe bedrooms and bathrooms That didn't take long to be adopted in UK. You saw it here first. :smile: Master What on earth would they make of this? Intercom .. Not to mention brake cylinders. :smile: PS Just noticed th...
by Tripps
03 Jul 2020, 12:18
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 626
Views: 10072

Re: Seen in the News

Stanley wrote:
03 Jul 2020, 02:21
there is a piece in PE this week about the US firm that runs the Titan warehouse on Merseyside
You always seem to find the tasty bits in Private Eye that I miss. :smile:
by Tripps
02 Jul 2020, 16:13
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11774
Views: 531359

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Tizer wrote:
02 Jul 2020, 15:44
The NCA worked with forces across Europe
Won't be able to do that after Brexit. :smile: I wonder who cracked the code - I'd guess it was 'West Country Radio' ?
by Tripps
02 Jul 2020, 11:07
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11774
Views: 531359

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Tizer wrote:
02 Jul 2020, 09:15
I hope Tripps has been keeping up with them too!
It's a bit early for my lifestyle, so I'm not really keeping up. :smile: Seems there are 244 episodes available on BBC iPlayer but for some unknown reason I'm reluctant to register in order to listen to them. I'm not best friends with the BBC.
by Tripps
02 Jul 2020, 10:49
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 626
Views: 10072

Re: Seen in the News

The days of the Scots Gaelic language seem to be numbered. Gaelic That's a shame - you wouldn't think so watching the BBC which has a dedicated channel and even lessons every evening. I'm a keen fan of DIY Donnie on BBC Alba now and then. They have subtitles, which is helpful, and the only word of G...
by Tripps
02 Jul 2020, 10:27
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1111
Views: 12261

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

and you aren't eligible for any of the extraordinary Treasury schemes. I am guessing the sweat shop workers in the area of Leicester that has seen a surge in infection recently did not qualify to be put on the 'furlough' scheme. You need a P.A.Y.E record to qualify for it. :smile: I'm struggling to...
by Tripps
02 Jul 2020, 10:07
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2835
Views: 184462

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

lack a day lack a day Sounds like it came from a Carry On film. :laugh5:

I suspect it was a shade of brown rather than black.
by Tripps
01 Jul 2020, 18:39
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1111
Views: 12261

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

A few clues here as to why Leicester is having to stay in lockdown for a while longer. worth a look.

Leicester lockdown
by Tripps
01 Jul 2020, 18:32
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 626
Views: 10072

Re: Seen in the News

I just saw a piece on Ch 4 news about the strategic stock of PPE, a large part of which has now been found to be 'unfit for purpose' and withdrawn.An archive clip was shown of Health Minister Matt Hancock loading cardboard boxes by hand, and a chap, who looked confused, was ticking a list on a clipb...
by Tripps
01 Jul 2020, 18:22
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12539
Views: 475825

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

is it possible the word Guano is connected somehow? :smile:
by Tripps
01 Jul 2020, 18:09
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2835
Views: 184462

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Take care out there. Avoid those misperceptions. Stay woke :smile: A realtor group in Texas says it is going to stop using the word "master" to describe bedrooms and bathrooms because of the term's association with slavery. The Houston Association of Realtors says its listing service will now use th...
by Tripps
30 Jun 2020, 21:06
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8209
Views: 338880

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I think the Guardians sketch writer has it spot on today - what a plight we're in. Problem is even if it were possible to get rid of him who would we get then? Is the job even 'do-able'? I worry that everyone now seems to think we are almost over the virus. I don't. The only optimistic news I've see...
by Tripps
30 Jun 2020, 20:54
Forum: Camping
Topic: Back Under Canvas
Replies: 58
Views: 1077

Re: Back Under Canvas

I thought about one of these when the lads were small, but wondered how you'd get off the camp site to see the area, or go down the pub when it was all connected up with awnings etc. I think I made the right choice. :smile:
by Tripps
30 Jun 2020, 09:59
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 626
Views: 10072

Re: Seen in the News

I smiled when I saw that the value off Facebook had fallen by about $50 billion yesterday. Spent the day convincing myself that the reason for it was that I'd neutralised my account. I get no adverts, they just have my phone number - of a phone I almost never use and on which they never call me. :la...

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