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by chinatyke
13 Oct 2020, 13:13
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13485
Views: 523688

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Stanley wrote: 13 Oct 2020, 11:48 No but you are getting very close Peter. Clue, I have been looking for it in Barlick for years!
Site of a monastery?
by chinatyke
11 Oct 2020, 10:59
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 12682
Views: 485438

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

I bet it beats driving any day. 58 hours...hmm...might need to pack a face washer, a bag of food/water and clean knickers. Is that just a sit up seat or would you get a sleeper cabin for that? Sorry for the delay in answering. These are sleeper trains although you can book seat only and rough it wi...
by chinatyke
08 Oct 2020, 22:13
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 12682
Views: 485438

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

... going to Nanning for 2 or 3 days. Family matters to sort out today and then hanging round my old haunts, might even get a pint and a few games of pool tomorrow! Going on the 7:40 am express train which is none stop from Pingguo to Nanning. Although it is designated 'express' we now call this "th...
by chinatyke
08 Oct 2020, 12:33
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13485
Views: 523688

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Asbestos? Chrysotile? It's a very pure specimen if that is what it is.
by chinatyke
01 Oct 2020, 15:15
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1982
Views: 114356

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

:biggrin2: :biggrin2: :biggrin2:
by chinatyke
01 Oct 2020, 05:38
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12444
Views: 577877

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I agree, very attractive and nicely sited at that location. Well done to the planners!
by chinatyke
01 Oct 2020, 05:28
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 5228
Views: 234598

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Potassium sparing/imbalance is a known side effect. Diuretics only reduce BP slightly, about a 5 points reduction, and in this context are usually used with other medication. My BP is obviously well inside the limit and I can do without the side effects of this particular drug. We have to be very ca...
by chinatyke
30 Sep 2020, 14:24
Forum: DWP
Topic: STATE PENSION
Replies: 197
Views: 30696

Re: STATE PENSION

Well I suppose that is a result even if the outcome isn't what you wanted. I hope they pull out the stops and do a quick job sending the written explanation to you. Now you should send them a bill for your wasted time, Stanley would!
by chinatyke
30 Sep 2020, 12:55
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 5228
Views: 234598

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

I have slightly elevated BP. I was prescribed a diuretic and an ACE inhibitor before I came to China. At some stage last year I stopped taking the diuretic. When I was in hospital last year they said my BP was slightly high and not controlled. I increased the ACEI whilst they were still monitoring m...
by chinatyke
30 Sep 2020, 11:33
Forum: DWP
Topic: STATE PENSION
Replies: 197
Views: 30696

Re: STATE PENSION

She said that I was being paid on the New State Pension rate and the only reason that it should be reduced is that if I didn't have enough credits (35) or i f I had contracted out at any time . I said I did contract out but still had 42 qualifying credits. More than Sally who will get the full rate...
by chinatyke
29 Sep 2020, 00:29
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Site Anomalies
Replies: 52
Views: 2010

Re: Site Anomalies

:good: Thanks Ian.
by chinatyke
28 Sep 2020, 15:16
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 456
Views: 57243

Re: Marine Engineers

Stanley, More years than I care to remember ago. The shipping company I was with did a swap over. I joined a tall ship called the Winston Churchill. The Tall ship company sent their crew to my shipping company. When I arrived on board the Winston Churchill, the First Officer, asked me my rank. He s...
by chinatyke
28 Sep 2020, 12:39
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Site Anomalies
Replies: 52
Views: 2010

Re: Site Anomalies

I've noticed a strange thing with the site. If you open up a thread containing a picture, like those pics put up by BobH in Shed Matters, and then click on the picture to increase its size, the picture is loaded line by line (slowly) presumably from the Cloud. The next time I click on the picture it...
by chinatyke
27 Sep 2020, 09:49
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Social Media
Replies: 111
Views: 5993

Re: Social Media

To fall for that syndrome you must have to have no ability at all to disbelieve and question! The same people blindly follow and adulate 'celebrities'. There are millions of people following religions. I say that shows that lots of people "have no ability at all to disbelieve and question", they're...
by chinatyke
27 Sep 2020, 08:08
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13485
Views: 523688

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Did it cut weeds on a canal?
by chinatyke
26 Sep 2020, 15:05
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 5228
Views: 234598

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Thanks for the update Stephen. I wish you well. :good: Same sentiments, Stephen. I hope they start to sort you out next month and you get some relief. Stay positive, quite a few of us on here have been put through the mill. It comes as a shock to realise we're not as fit as we thought. Good luck an...
by chinatyke
26 Sep 2020, 11:33
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2492
Views: 165904

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

Thanks Peter. I cannot access any links to the Beeb. I don't really understand all the fuss around this e-currency. Isn't it just another fiat currency with no cash option? Like everyone else I'm already using e-transactions to pay for most things. My pensions go into my bank accounts without anyone...
by chinatyke
26 Sep 2020, 06:10
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1996
Views: 35243

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

China, makes no difference to me. I abolished Xmas long ago when I started living as a singleton. Not guilty m'lud: It was Plaques who mentioned Xmas! I've given it up also except that we have had turkey dinner with friends for the past 3 years. Last year we cooked and prepared the meal and table o...
by chinatyke
25 Sep 2020, 12:12
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 5228
Views: 234598

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

I'd recommend watching a few Louis Rossman videos on youtube. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=louis+rossmann . He'll soon talk you out of buying Apple products :biggrin2: The price alone stops me buying Apple products. I loved my Mac computer but when it was time to change it I couldn'...
by chinatyke
25 Sep 2020, 09:40
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 5228
Views: 234598

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Just confirming that I'm OK after logging out and logging in again and rechecking the remember me box. Do as Ian suggests.
by chinatyke
25 Sep 2020, 09:33
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 5228
Views: 234598

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

When I click the link it goes to <send a reply> box. I think the link must be wrong. I am OK with the login and it remembers me. Perhaps you need to put a tick in a box again or something. Thinking about your reply, you must not be logged in if it asks you to login before going to the same box I get...
by chinatyke
24 Sep 2020, 12:11
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1996
Views: 35243

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

PanBiker wrote: 24 Sep 2020, 10:16 The one released today for England and Wales is an NHS one that does work.
THE new NHS Test and Trace app could wrongly tell a third of Brits to self-isolate - and it doesn't work on older iPhones.

Doesn't sound much better than before!
by chinatyke
24 Sep 2020, 11:48
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4733
Views: 204158

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Whenever we have travelled in the UK, we always wonder why washing machines over there are designed to either boil or bash one’s clothes to death... When I moved to China my wife educated me on washing clothes at low temperatures as I always used a warm wash cycle. Our clothes aren't dirty, just sw...
by chinatyke
24 Sep 2020, 11:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2492
Views: 165904

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

That sounds extortionate for a couple of lamps so I had a quick look here. I don't know your model but a quick search shows model Magotan B8 headlight assembly (pair - original equipment) at 1068 rmb + 114 rmb for installation. That's £123 + £13. (No VAT, tax is included). What a rip off!
by chinatyke
24 Sep 2020, 11:18
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 456
Views: 57243

Re: Marine Engineers

Thank goodness for containerisation and an end to the damage and pilferage at the docks, not to mention the whims of the unions. If ever a group of shirkers deserved their demise it was the dockers!

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