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by plaques
17 Jan 2021, 13:06
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 13178
Views: 525688

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

What is the source of your sensory deficit in your foot, Plaques? Nerve damage? 20+ years ago two discs went pop big style. At that time the top surgeon ex- Bosnia war zone said it was to dangerous to operate. When the pain subsided it left me with no feeling in my legs. Fortunately the left leg re...
by plaques
17 Jan 2021, 09:00
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 13178
Views: 525688

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Broken taps. YouTube is full of tips on how to avoid breaking taps, usually they take the form of mini tap holds or mini thumb screws of about one inch diameter. Its all about getting the feel of the load on the tap. Marilyn, I'm totally opposite to you. I've very little feeling in my foot and lower...
by plaques
17 Jan 2021, 08:46
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2397
Views: 49625

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Post by Whyperion » 14 Jan 2021, 12:06 I am not sure of adding the lock down overweight as being a good thing as in a buffer. Or not good as excess weight seems to provide either something for the virus to feed on, or a means of slowing down the bodies responses. ........................ Sorry for b...
by plaques
17 Jan 2021, 08:12
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 13178
Views: 525688

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Marilyn, Don't worry about the slippers Hermes the Greek god had a pair winged boots. The slippers just need trimming up a bit and they are just the job on an electric bike. :biggrin2:
by plaques
15 Jan 2021, 12:26
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13874
Views: 571429

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Fossil Rhinoceros horn. Come across them all the time. :biggrin2:
by plaques
15 Jan 2021, 11:29
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 1071
Views: 26810

Re: Seen in the News

I remember a case at work where we had to keep duplicate paper records in two separate fireproof locations. Come the day we got a new store manager. "What's these" he says kicking a box. "No idea, never seen anyone ask for them" says new recruit who had worked there one week. "Well dump them". Final...
by plaques
15 Jan 2021, 11:17
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2397
Views: 49625

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Whyperion, your post above, of Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:54 pm, is very long and rambling and therefore isn't going to be read by others. I suggest you keep posts shorter and concise. Thank you. W, often raises some good points but at times they need untangling from some of the asides that are mentioned w...
by plaques
14 Jan 2021, 17:40
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 2156
Views: 124853

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

by plaques
14 Jan 2021, 13:16
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13874
Views: 571429

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

After spending prime post lunch napping time with my pal google I'll offer up 'Roving Machine' which is far to complicated for me to explain so I'll offer this up. Roving
by plaques
14 Jan 2021, 11:48
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 13178
Views: 525688

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Jigsaws. Its a few minutes at a time job. We both drop into it every now and again for a few minutes. There is a logic to the pattern which we have worked out. Once you get half a block done the other half is easy. I did nearly half a block after breakfast. Now doing Cs Mrs P's sadistic sister who l...
by plaques
14 Jan 2021, 11:11
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 2197
Views: 62489

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

Snow still falling with just the odd car track on a whiteout road. Mrs P has checked provisions and declared enough for another week. I knew that body fat would come in handy :biggrin2: . Stay safe and keep warm.
by plaques
14 Jan 2021, 11:05
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8954
Views: 393013

Re: POLITICS CORNER

This time it's for inciting insurrection and at least 10 Republicans voted in favour. Only 10? this is amazing its not as though this was some distant event that can get confused in the reporting they were all there under attack with the prospect of being injured or even killed. The impeachment tri...
by plaques
14 Jan 2021, 10:42
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2397
Views: 49625

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Jack says he has never felt as ill and has lost over half a stone already with his fever. I keep telling people this when talking about taking up the influenza vaccine. I know all about it with the 'Asian' flu. They just smile, roll their eyes and give the impression that the old fool of a Dodo is ...
by plaques
14 Jan 2021, 08:58
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2397
Views: 49625

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Vaccinating the whole population is an enormous task. Trying to balance supplies of different types of vaccine and at the same time trying to give priority to the most vulnerable adds to the difficulty. To my mind the people at ground level are doing a fantastic job and can't be praised enough. Of c...
by plaques
14 Jan 2021, 08:41
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13874
Views: 571429

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I looked at them and thought they may contain the glue to bond the flock to. I have to say I definitely don't know, its over to the size 12 hats.
by plaques
13 Jan 2021, 19:22
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13874
Views: 571429

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

It was probably called 'Flossy' or 'Floozy' after the bits of fluff on the floor. No idea for what its purpose is, I'll possible guess at Flock Printing machine. pre-electrostatic?
by plaques
13 Jan 2021, 11:57
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13874
Views: 571429

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

After the war Dad went back weaving then became a tackler so a lot of the 'tackler' talk rubbed off. When the shed closed down he finished his years as a school caretaker, janitor was a posher word. When his heart played up it became part of my routine to stoke the boilers early mornings and late ev...
by plaques
13 Jan 2021, 09:31
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13874
Views: 571429

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I was thinking in terms of the old flock mattresses material using residue wool from other processes. Now a thing of the past Flatley dryer country.
by plaques
12 Jan 2021, 22:37
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 13178
Views: 525688

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Don't ask how I got here but the newish film The Lair of the White Worm Link. was written as a tribute to Oscar Wilde. Why Lambton and Wilde got into my head I don't know.
by plaques
12 Jan 2021, 22:17
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1640
Views: 103920

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

Finished Barack Obama, The Audacity of Hope. Covers the period up to him being made Democratic Senator. A lot of personal background and related experience in working with poor black communities. Comes through as a very intelligent balanced person who would have liked to do much more but had to limi...
by plaques
12 Jan 2021, 21:51
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13874
Views: 571429

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

The spikes make it look like its designed to tear things apart or mix them up. Something to do with felt or wadding, Just a guess.
by plaques
12 Jan 2021, 09:47
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 2156
Views: 124853

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Take no notice of HIM, China I thought it was very good. Yours: Stewart McPlaques. :biggrin2:
by plaques
12 Jan 2021, 09:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 1071
Views: 26810

Re: Seen in the News

I noticed on the news last night two videos of Boris cycling, one in 2016 and one in 2019, what was the idea of that? I guess the paparazzi are having a rough time following celebrities on the off chance of taking a scoop photograph. The very existence of the picture will act as proof that they wer...
by plaques
11 Jan 2021, 08:20
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 2156
Views: 124853

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Related to today's mystery object and a warning to all cycling enthusiasts this could happen???

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