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by PaulB
21 Jul 2018, 11:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Toblerone
Replies: 18
Views: 729

Re: Toblerone

Toblerone is my guilty pleasure and I always receive one or two at Christmas and birthday. A few years ago I was in Zurich and dropped into a local restaurant for a meal. There was a giant (fake) Toblerone hanging from the ceiling. One one side it said Toblerone, the second side said Toblertwo and t...
by PaulB
14 Jun 2018, 1:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who should we be boycotting?
Replies: 117
Views: 15261

Re: Who should we be boycotting?

[quote="pwa"]It has to be a personal list. my own list, at the moment:

Anything from Israel (due to the West Bank / Gaza issues)

You do realise that most of the inside of your computer is developed in Israel?
by PaulB
24 May 2018, 11:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ken Livingstone has left the labour party
Replies: 54
Views: 1184

Re: Ken Livingstone has left the labour party

Who is Ken Livingstone? twice mayor of London( beating the labour candidate ) and long standing mp. introduced the congestion charge and oyster cards in London. Vehement critic of tony Blair. Achieved the 2012 summer olympics bid and ushering in a major redevelopment of the city's East End, Charact...
by PaulB
23 May 2018, 12:19pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycle magazine not in plastic please.
Replies: 45
Views: 15002

Re: Cycle magazine not in plastic please.

I'm all for saving the planet and re-cycling but I have just received a magazine through the post that had no packaging to protect it and it looks decidedly second hand. If I saw it on the shelves of WHS I'd have picked another copy. It was a dry, sunny morning so I dread to think what state it woul...
by PaulB
19 May 2018, 6:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best racks for 20" wheeled bikes?
Replies: 17
Views: 564

Re: Best racks for 20" wheeled bikes?

It depends on your folder but I had no problems with a standard rack fitting my Xootr Swift.

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by PaulB
23 Apr 2018, 5:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo 12 speed
Replies: 73
Views: 4021

Re: Campagnolo 12 speed

I buy Campagnolo and really like the way it looks and performs. I don't race so the 12 speed cassette will be of little use to me - it was specifically developed for racing to help maintain a smooth cadence when gear changing. I built my last three road bikes because I was frustrated at not being ab...
by PaulB
23 Nov 2017, 2:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Black Friday Anyone
Replies: 20
Views: 964

Re: Black Friday Anyone

Black Friday appears to be another US bandwagon that retailers are jumping on to make us part with our money. I saw a report the other day that showed that Black Friday deals were not always good value. It is marketing done for the benefit of shops and not customers.
by PaulB
23 Nov 2017, 2:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Nuclear power safe?
Replies: 62
Views: 1860

Re: Nuclear power safe?

A few years ago I had a tour around Sellafield in Cumbria. A group of us stood on top of the reactor (it was beneath several feet of concrete!) and there was no radiation measured. Later the chap showing us around asked how many of us had luminous watches and got us together with a Geiger counter. T...
by PaulB
23 Nov 2017, 1:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Photos with the theme, Down the Road
Replies: 68
Views: 4613

Re: Photos with the theme, Down the Road

In the Caldbeck fells near Carlisle.

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by PaulB
23 Nov 2017, 1:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling World magazine
Replies: 31
Views: 6075

Re: Cycling World magazine

It's a sad situation regarding "Cycling World". I have copies going back to the '80s and had quite a few articles published in it over a few years. It was a magazine aimed at and written by touring cyclists who submitted copy for the pleasure of it and were not paid. The quality of paper u...
by PaulB
20 Nov 2017, 11:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Faraway Tree Lives!
Replies: 18
Views: 933

Re: The Faraway Tree Lives!

Excellent! I used to read them to my daughter at bed time and kept reading long after she had fallen asleep! Wonderful stories to fire any child's imagination.
by PaulB
22 Sep 2017, 11:24pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Does anyone know why helmets vary in price so much?
Replies: 50
Views: 2553

Re: Does anyone know why helmets vary in price so much?

I bought a helmet from Decathlon. It was part of an order that did not qualify for free postage because I hadn't spent enough. I saw the helmet for just over £5 so added it to the order which gave me free postage. Subtracting the postage from the £5 meant my helmet cost about £3! I've worn it a coup...
by PaulB
22 Sep 2017, 11:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Daft TV ads
Replies: 64
Views: 6200

Re: Daft TV ads

Does anyone understand the advert for a bloke's perfume(?). Some rough looking guy drives into the desert, takes a necklace off and buries it. That's it! Then there are the women only adverts for cars and breakfast cereals. The car one (I think referred to in an earlier post) shows young women drivi...
by PaulB
12 Jun 2017, 11:39am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Are you going to the flicks to see Wonder Woman
Replies: 29
Views: 4053

Re: Are you going to the flicks to see Wonder Woman

Not a film I would go to see but then I don't go to the cinema. Not sure how the very attractive main star will affect young girls' body image problems.

One of the advantages of being a grandad is I get to watch the Toy Story films - over and over - best films ever!
by PaulB
12 Jun 2017, 11:27am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: More PC........Old Story Maybe, Could Be Contentious.
Replies: 15
Views: 848

Re: More PC........Old Story Maybe, Could Be Contentious.

OK another poser. What was the year immediately before 1CE? Logic dictates that it was 0CE, and the one before that was 1BCE. But I've read that in fact historians place 1BCE immediately before 1CE. There's no year zero because, irrespective of whether you prefer CE/BCE or AD/BC, what you are count...