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Post by Big Kev » 03 Apr 2020, 08:32

Andrew Lloyd Webber has launched a YouTube channel, it's streaming 'West End' musicals. It starts tonight with Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdmPjh ... Cr1FjuMvag
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I know some of you will be suffering withdrawal symptoms due to having no football matches being played on TV at the moment so here is a brief film for you. Burnley football club, 1926! LINK :smile:

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The local kids have been busy, we all have 'rainbow rocks' on our back fence posts, how lovely.
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Post by Stanley » 04 Apr 2020, 02:16

What's the significance of the rainbows? I must have missed something.....
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Post by Marilyn » 04 Apr 2020, 02:46

Rainbows are a gay thing :biggrin2:

Or possibly children spreading some joy...

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Stanley wrote:
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What's the significance of the rainbows? I must have missed something.....
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-scotland-52050089
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Post by plaques » 04 Apr 2020, 07:35

These kids know a thing or two.

Rainbow moonstone is thought to bring balance, harmony and hope while enhancing creativity, compassion, endurance and inner confidence. Rainbow moonstone is believed to help strengthen intuition and psychic perception, especially offering us visions of things that aren't immediately obvious.

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Post by Marilyn » 04 Apr 2020, 07:42

They are also a gay symbol! ( trust me)

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Post by PanBiker » 04 Apr 2020, 08:24

OK Maz they are a gay thing, so what? They are also a favourite choice of simple images that young children paint or draw. We are currently displaying one in our upstairs front bedroom window that our Carla did when she was about four years old.

On the choice of images from young children. Carla was the rainbow girl, Dan did rockets and aeroplanes and our Jack did elephants (nellies). :biggrin2:
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Marilyn wrote:
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They are also a gay symbol! ( trust me)
I'm aware of that, your comments imply that's a bad thing...
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plaques wrote:
04 Apr 2020, 07:35
These kids know a thing or two.

Rainbow moonstone is thought to bring balance, harmony and hope while enhancing creativity, compassion, endurance and inner confidence. Rainbow moonstone is believed to help strengthen intuition and psychic perception, especially offering us visions of things that aren't immediately obvious.
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Post by Marilyn » 04 Apr 2020, 08:38

Really...
Read my second comment saying they are “Children spreading joy”.
Who has the problem here?
I gave BOTH explanations.

I had a beautiful rainbow on the back window of my mini in the early 80s. My little boy loved it. It meant nothing but joy back then.
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Post by PanBiker » 04 Apr 2020, 08:40

Here is a variation on the theme Moonstone Rainbow. :smile:

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Don't call it a Unicorn either, I was berated by our Ruby when she was about five years old. "No Granddad, it's not a Unicorn it's an Allacorn". OK love. :extrawink: :laugh5:
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Post by Tizer » 04 Apr 2020, 08:50

The BBC's `Week in Pictures' for 28 March - 3 April 2020... LINK

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Post by plaques » 04 Apr 2020, 08:52

Lovely sketch. very sentimental. I could be pedantic about the number of moons on Saturn or the planets in the solar system but I won't comment. But I have. Have I? Well forget it. Pretend I haven't. :extrawink:

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Post by Marilyn » 04 Apr 2020, 09:04

Why argue. Rainbows have always been special.

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Post by Cathy » 04 Apr 2020, 09:31

We could get Biblical and say that rainbows symbolise ‘No more floods’. I like to think that in the case of Coronavirus, they symbolise Hope. 🌈 😊
I know I'm in my own little world, but it's OK... they know me here. :)

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Marilyn wrote:
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Really...
Read my second comment saying they are “Children spreading joy”.
Who has the problem here?
I gave BOTH explanations.

I had a beautiful rainbow on the back window of my mini in the early 80s. My little boy loved it. It meant nothing but joy back then.
But you reiterated the 'gay' connection, perhaps you should have mentioned the 'children spreading joy' bit again as well :-)

What does it matter whose rainbow it is?
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Post by Tizer » 04 Apr 2020, 10:49

Stop moithering thi'selves! :smile:

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Tizer wrote:
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Stop moithering thi'selves! :smile:
I'm bored
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I might go and fix the fence :-)
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Post by PanBiker » 04 Apr 2020, 10:59

The NHS and specifically the new Nightingale Unit in London have been inundated with children's rainbow paintings, (the power of social media acting as a virus in it's own right!). So much so they have made an appeal to stop sending them the pictures. OK to put them up in household windows they bring a smile to most folk that see them.
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Post by Stanley » 04 Apr 2020, 11:49

Thanks Kev for the Scottish Link, answered my question perfectly. :biggrin2:
And now for something entirely different.... The location, the end of Wellhouse Road at the War Memorial. Time; yesterday morning at 9AM. A Pendle Council van pulls up followed by two vans from a private traffic management company. These three were joined by a council 3 tonner with the tools and a small heap of tarmac. After a consultation the 3 tonner parked in the Pioneer Car park and the driver went off towards the Co-op. I was on my way home and left the scene.
The same afternoon, I saw what they had done..... It was pathetic! Two depressions had been filled with tarmac with no cutting back, just poured in the hole and flattened out. Other larger holes had been ignored. Totally useless and what was the cost of four vehicles? Why were there two traffic control vans supplied under an external contract? How much does this 'management' cost the ratepayer? Wouldn't it be better to do one patch of road properly?
I'll do a pic of it when I walk Jack........

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Note the other holes they didn't bother with.....
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PanBiker wrote:
04 Apr 2020, 10:59
The NHS and specifically the new Nightingale Unit in London have been inundated with children's rainbow paintings, (the power of social media acting as a virus in it's own right!). So much so they have made an appeal to stop sending them the pictures. OK to put them up in household windows they bring a smile to most folk that see them.
The Facebook appeal, for rainbow pics to be sent to the new Nightingale Hospital, was fake...
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Post by PanBiker » 04 Apr 2020, 12:54

Big Kev wrote:
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The Facebook appeal, for rainbow pics to be sent to the new Nightingale Hospital, was fake...
Makes you wonder why anyone would do that, It isn't that they don't have enough on their plate. Some sad individuals about unfortunately.
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PanBiker wrote:
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Some sad individuals about unfortunately.
But well meaning I'd guess. Facebook seems to be a magnet for such people. :smile:

Not a new phenomenon though This Craig Shergoldstarted in 1979, well before the internet. Good to read he made a full recovery.
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