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by plaques
03 Jan 2021, 13:18
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13840
Views: 561649

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Spot on... Marsden Park Nelson. The Egyptian Gate The Egyptian Gate was once the main entrance to the upper gardens. It is known locally as ‘The Wishing Gate’ after the local custom of picking a leaf from a tree and placing it in one of the carved holes before walking through the gate and making a w...
by plaques
03 Jan 2021, 12:08
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13840
Views: 561649

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Getting nearer. Now in a park that was part of an estate where the owners had to change their name to inherit it. (not the Parkers)
by plaques
03 Jan 2021, 10:19
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13840
Views: 561649

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Well that's a start Kev. Very popular spot.
by plaques
03 Jan 2021, 08:45
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13840
Views: 561649

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Where's this. and what's is supposed to be? Localish

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by plaques
02 Jan 2021, 21:46
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2346
Views: 45901

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

How to get people totally confused? Answer.. Change the rules half way through the exercise. I've just been told that an acquaintance in Northumberland has been instructed to get her second Pfizer vaccination on monday. (Some 616,933 people were given the Pfizer/BioNTech jab between 8 December and 2...
by plaques
02 Jan 2021, 12:37
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2346
Views: 45901

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Just had a Google, there were 15.3 million flu jabs administered 2019-20 potentially we may have enough people to do it. Drs surgeries are very good with the 'conveyor belt' vaccine program. Mrs P just had a chat with her friend. Blackburn Hospital covid team administered 900 vaccine in one day. Di...
by plaques
02 Jan 2021, 12:25
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 2171
Views: 60372

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

Snow still falling but slowing down a bit now. No gardening today.

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by plaques
02 Jan 2021, 11:47
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8937
Views: 386545

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Poverty levels set to rise again as some of the temporary measures come to an end. Remember that benefit support in the UK has always been set well below minimum wage level with the intention that it isn't enough to live on so to encourage people to find work. In today's age of the Covid jobs in the...
by plaques
02 Jan 2021, 11:22
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1631
Views: 101983

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

Finished. The Odyssey Homer. Translated by Robert Fagles. The story of Odysseus. The first 70 pages are a bit academic describing the translation details into a more modern English. Homer's narrative given in full is still a riveting story. Easy to read. A 400 page story which considering it was tol...
by plaques
02 Jan 2021, 11:04
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8937
Views: 386545

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Mrs P's lot are probably from a remnant of Oliver Cromwell's mercenary army when he invaded Ireland. Probably Swiss. Mine are either Irish fighting the Scots or Scots fighting the Irish. Could be French though Queen Mary's line. Which all goes to show that all this nationalism business is total nons...
by plaques
02 Jan 2021, 10:50
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2346
Views: 45901

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Looks like Guinea pig time for those up norf. "They've still got some empty hospital beds so give it a run and see what happens" Good news from the Oxford team, by mid January they will be producing 2 million doses a week. The only problem on the horizon is that it will need a standing army of aroun...
by plaques
01 Jan 2021, 12:26
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5589
Views: 401345

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Tripps could this be part of your mystery. In Greek mythology, Hyperion (/haɪˈpɪəriən/; Greek: Ὑπερίων, romanized: Hyperíōn, 'the high one') was one of the twelve Titan children of Gaia (Earth) and Uranus (Sky) who, led by Cronus, overthrew their father Uranus and were themselves later overthrown by...
by plaques
01 Jan 2021, 10:59
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 2140
Views: 122465

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Don't let this happen to you.

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by plaques
01 Jan 2021, 10:45
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 4011
Views: 211213

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

The 'ghost' of the old Co-op sign can still be seen on the far end of the building.

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by plaques
01 Jan 2021, 10:26
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 2286
Views: 131214

Re: GOOD TV

Watched Tizer's recommended 'Goes wrong show', not a fan of slapstick but the sideways glance that Mary gave when she said " but I'm a virgin" was worth the extra half hour. ( 3+ minutes into the show) :good:
by plaques
01 Jan 2021, 09:44
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2346
Views: 45901

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Drastic infection rates require drastic measures. On a personal level the change in plan to extend the interval between vaccine doses from 3 weeks to 12 would have minimal effect on my life style. My only concern is that I have been enrolled into a country wide experiment that neither of the vaccine...
by plaques
31 Dec 2020, 18:45
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2346
Views: 45901

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Stay sane and carry on.

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by plaques
31 Dec 2020, 18:25
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Seasons Greetings
Replies: 28
Views: 544

Re: Seasons Greetings

Could be worse China there could have been 12 of them with you making up number 13. and you know what that means.

All the best for the new year to everyone.
by plaques
31 Dec 2020, 17:48
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 964
Views: 39890

Re: Shed Matters 3

Batteries predominantly fail on a really cold day. It will be all those chemicals slowing down at low temperature. Tell me about it. Mrs P's outside twinkly lights all started failing one after another. Too late to get more batteries so in true scrooge tradition stripped out the three batteries fro...
by plaques
31 Dec 2020, 09:53
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2526
Views: 172573

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

From the above link... "Money has become cheaper and cheaper money boosts the valuations of financial assets and that is what we have seen globally supporting the stock market," says Ms Noffke. Great if you are part of the asset owning class but not too clever if you rely on a daily wage in cash. At...
by plaques
31 Dec 2020, 09:42
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2346
Views: 45901

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

More about the Pfizer vaccination, more conflicting accounts on it initial effectiveness. Reuters. An extract is shown here.... (Reuters) - A nurse in California tested positive for COVID-19 more than a week after receiving Pfizer Inc's vaccine, an ABC News affiliate reported bit.ly/2L8iBel on Tuesd...
by plaques
31 Dec 2020, 09:30
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2346
Views: 45901

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

This made me smile when I saw the headline. A young lady in Belfast caught the covid virus and made the comment... "No one tells you how tired you will get, walking down the stairs is tough. I don't think people realise how serious and contagious it is, I am still getting over it and I am on day 12....
by plaques
31 Dec 2020, 08:47
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8937
Views: 386545

Re: POLITICS CORNER

After seven years of negotiation the EU has signed a trade agreement with China. This could be good news for the UK with a bit of fast footwork and we could piggy back on the same agreement and compete on a level playing field with the EU. Of course we wouldn't be concerned about China's slave econo...
by plaques
30 Dec 2020, 11:22
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2346
Views: 45901

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

The first reported US case of the highly-infectious Covid-19 variant that emerged in the UK has been confirmed in the state of Colorado Why is it always promoted as 'highly-infectious'? There have been hardly any studies on the transfer potential. The only oe I have seen is that the new variant app...
by plaques
30 Dec 2020, 09:14
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2346
Views: 45901

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Hubby even had to register electronically just to buy fuel today. I thought that was weird, because no one gets terribly close to you at a petrol station. I was also shocked to see the electronic sign in pasted to the petrol bowser. Every idiot knows the risk of using a mobile phone near petrol! So...

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