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by PanBiker
17 May 2020, 12:32
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2316
Views: 155863

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

Tizer wrote:
17 May 2020, 10:14
In Dyson's pocket apparently.
`Sir James Dyson named UK's richest person for first time:
Most of it based on peddling and perpetuating the myth of his "digital motor". A motor regardless of how it is made cannot be digital.
by PanBiker
17 May 2020, 12:29
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 774
Views: 8843

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Perhaps a whole academic year should be sacrificed in the cause? In the long term, it would not matter. Discuss. So far the kids have only missed a couple of months of education and many have had the benefit of home schooling to different degrees. There are loads of resources available both via the...
by PanBiker
17 May 2020, 09:35
Forum: Baking
Topic: Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread
Replies: 38
Views: 443

Re: Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

The starter is still going strong, last stirring day today then feeding and division day tomorrow.
by PanBiker
17 May 2020, 09:33
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 774
Views: 8843

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

A lot of talk about lockdown, which in the UK has not really happened only suggested. Please stay at home and keep two metres apart and all that. No enforcement, we have not had a curfew or closed our borders. Just thinking about that now, three months too late. Other countries that have had proper ...
by PanBiker
17 May 2020, 08:26
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12254
Views: 472920

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Sticking with Alexandria it's Heron's steam engine.
by PanBiker
16 May 2020, 13:12
Forum: Volunteering Opportunities
Topic: Blood Donors
Replies: 233
Views: 27444

Re: Blood Donors

Just over a fortnight since I made my last donation at Ermysteds and I have just received a text from NHSBT to inform me that my donation has been issued to the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle. This reminds me, I am already booked for my next appointment hopefully back at Rolls on 20th August bu...
by PanBiker
14 May 2020, 09:05
Forum: Baking
Topic: Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread
Replies: 38
Views: 443

Re: Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

My sourdough cake mix is bubbling away nicely on the island in the kitchen, a feed of sugar, milk and flour has worked wonders. It's so active I think I will need to move it to a bigger bowl. Will do that today as it's a stirring only day. I will have a lot of mixture when it comes to division day a...
by PanBiker
13 May 2020, 12:18
Forum: Baking
Topic: Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread
Replies: 38
Views: 443

Re: Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

No problem P, a case of "cake overload" by the sound of it. :extrawink: :biggrin2:
by PanBiker
13 May 2020, 11:24
Forum: Baking
Topic: Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread
Replies: 38
Views: 443

Re: Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

I made a batch of six milk loaves the other day which used up the remainder of my current stock of strong flour. I had fed my sourdough starter which also uses strong flour so I divided it and passed 250g or so on to Jemma. That was Saturday last so she has posted today that the cake she is planning...
by PanBiker
13 May 2020, 09:47
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 11251
Views: 438094

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Sounds about right Tiz for developers seeking profit. Build anywhere as long as you can turn a coin. We have similar problems with minor tweaked plans for previously turned down applications. Good luck with any objections you may have.
by PanBiker
13 May 2020, 09:03
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1572
Views: 100373

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Ha! :biggrin2:
by PanBiker
13 May 2020, 08:04
Forum: Gardening
Topic: Gardening
Replies: 600
Views: 39452

Re: Gardening

I think Sally may be on the hunt today for a tomato grow bag for our shiny new back yard tomato house. I think she will probably ring Mick Bradley at Salterforth, if he has stock we can make it a double whammy, we can give the car it's weekly run. :smile:
by PanBiker
10 May 2020, 21:26
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1421
Views: 98508

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Thinking too of the lack of safe roadspace on say Barlick to Skipton. That old railway route as a cycleway would not be so stupid if the trains are not coming for a few more years Indeed but if there was any will it could have been converted into a proper cycleway 50 years ago when the line was clo...
by PanBiker
10 May 2020, 18:30
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 774
Views: 8843

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Just listened to the PM and all I can say is that I despair! :sad:
by PanBiker
10 May 2020, 17:29
Forum: Baking
Topic: Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread
Replies: 38
Views: 443

Re: Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

I always use my bread maker to mix the pizza dough as well P. Golden rule with the machines though is liquids first followed by the dry stuff. You have to be very precise with the measurements as well particularly the liquids. Mine has a seed and nut mixer as a separate receptacle as they tend to ad...
by PanBiker
10 May 2020, 17:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 774
Views: 8843

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

According to what I have read, and this information is changing rapidly as more research is done, there seems to be difference of opinions some say this virus is a little more stable than influenza and colds, others say it mutates often. I think the former suggestion seems to be the more common one...
by PanBiker
10 May 2020, 12:46
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1421
Views: 98508

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

I think there are two categories of mobility scooter, the lowest which can be little more than a seat on four wheels with a basket on the front are only allowed on the pavements. The more powerful ones which can be used on the carriageways have to be capable of 8mph minimum I think. That's as much a...
by PanBiker
10 May 2020, 12:30
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 774
Views: 8843

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

National News has just reported that the PM's message tonight is likely to replace the "Stay at Home" mantra which has proved to be quite effective with "Stay Alert". Not quite the same ring or message, in fact I reckon quite confusing for lots of folk who may well interpret this as do what you want...
by PanBiker
10 May 2020, 08:48
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1421
Views: 98508

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

We slipped up post war when modernising our road network, (decades behind some others in Europe). All trunk roads should have had properly segregated cycle lanes, not just a line painted down the side of the road 18" wide if you are lucky! It is so in France who had the benefit of being able to repl...
by PanBiker
09 May 2020, 21:44
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1421
Views: 98508

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Whyperion wrote:
09 May 2020, 19:55
cycling as a transport means ( please give one to someone and ask them to cycle from the south side of Croydon to Waterloo and see how knackered they get)
But if they do it regularly they will get a lot fitter. :extrawink:
by PanBiker
09 May 2020, 21:38
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 774
Views: 8843

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Comments on this seem to be spread around various topics. Owing to the precedence of the current situation, I thought that it deserved its own topic for all things related. Post your observations and experiences here. My opening post when I started this thread. It hasn't been running for much more ...
by PanBiker
09 May 2020, 18:33
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 774
Views: 8843

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

It is directly related though Sue and relative to this topic.
by PanBiker
09 May 2020, 17:56
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 1730
Views: 42799

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

I know of a group who have made enquiries but as I said above the owners seem reluctant to give information. The building is lumped in with others around the country and they look to sell them off as job lots to larger building concerns. The owners have 600 properties on their list.
by PanBiker
09 May 2020, 11:18
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 774
Views: 8843

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

The vast majority of folk over here are adhering to the rules and being as conscientious as they can be in social distancing and the like. Of course we also have a quota of idiots and the ones that have decided that they are indestructible and don't give a toss. You do however have to have a reasona...
by PanBiker
09 May 2020, 09:18
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 1730
Views: 42799

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

n the town I keep forgetting to mention that William Hill have left the old Midland Bank in Newtown. The door is boarded up but as yet no for sale or lease signs. Looks like another fine building looking for a use. Difficult to see what that could be. The building has been vacant for over six month...

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