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by sjs
17 Jan 2021, 4:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 1890
Views: 60921

Re: Is Trump Mad?

Yesterday I was suddenly struck by the uncanny resemblance between Raab and Simon Cadell, of Hi-de-Hi fame, who would undoubtedly have made a much better fist of the FS job. Googled it, and was disappointed to find it's well known. Yer well behind the curve on that one,and I agree Cadell would do a...
by sjs
17 Jan 2021, 10:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 1890
Views: 60921

Re: Is Trump Mad?

Agreed - and it removed almost an entire generation of talent at a time we could ill-afford to lose it. I mean Raab as FS and Patel as HS - in what parallel universe???? Exactly! Two morons among many in the cabinet! Yesterday I was suddenly struck by the uncanny resemblance between Raab and Simon ...
by sjs
16 Jan 2021, 7:35pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Where do I start please
Replies: 15
Views: 1141

Re: Where do I start please

I cycle as my main form of transport between 4 miles and 20 miles a day. I've recently bought a new Burley Nomad trailer and would like to work up to LEJOG in 2022. I've done a few multiday hikes from guide books but don't know where to start. I like staying in hostel type accommodation first choic...
by sjs
10 Jan 2021, 5:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: COVID Lockdown - Guidance versus the Law
Replies: 134
Views: 5146

Re: COVID Lockdown - Guidance versus the Law

I have seen in news stories (which I can’t find at present), and had confirmed by someone who lives there, police were handing out fines, before the lockdown, to folk from East Lothian, in tier 2, travelling to Fort Kinnard, as shopping outlet just in the City of Edinburgh, in tier 3. The boundary ...
by sjs
10 Jan 2021, 3:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: COVID Lockdown - Guidance versus the Law
Replies: 134
Views: 5146

Re: COVID Lockdown - Guidance versus the Law

And I imagine anyone crossing a county border for exercise, no matter how close it is, is inviting criticism. Why? Genuine question. What have county boundaries got to do with it? I live within a short stroll of the Bedfordshire boundary, and have just returned from a cicrular walk, starting and fi...
by sjs
8 Jan 2021, 6:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Did you clap this time round - or last time?
Replies: 83
Views: 2545

Re: Did you clap this time round - or last time?

The first time round I didn’t want to be the only person in the street not clapping but this time I didn’t want to be the only person who was clapping. :oops: First time round we did it a few times, and in our street it did seem quite heartfelt. But the point someone made that many of the clappers ...
by sjs
6 Jan 2021, 12:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: R or W?
Replies: 62
Views: 1557

Re: R or W?

[XAP]Bob wrote:If you really want a fight...

Aluminium, or Aluminum?


Nuclear or nucular?
by sjs
6 Jan 2021, 8:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Four-legged tripod?
Replies: 23
Views: 654

Re: Four-legged tripod?

Beat me to it. Fourth "leg" is a tentacle thing like the one that came out and searched the basement in that Tom cruise version of the film. The flexible tentacle emerges from the base of the central section and appears to be the fifth appendage. The other four having apparently identical...
by sjs
4 Jan 2021, 1:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Vegan "Cheese"
Replies: 80
Views: 1705

Re: Vegan "Cheese"

I don't mind people liking veg cheese or whatever. But they shouldn't call it cheese. It isn't. Call it something else as a newly invented product, but not cheese. If it's clearly labelled as vegan, it's obvious it's not actually cheese. So what's the objection? Calling it "Vegan stuff that be...
by sjs
4 Jan 2021, 1:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Vegan "Cheese"
Replies: 80
Views: 1705

Re: Vegan "Cheese"

there's a well-known parents' motto to which I subscribe, thus: "don't yuk somebody else's yum" which is sound advice. And while I respect somebody's right to find vegan cheese proper yummy, as far as I'm concerned, cheese is what you get when you combine the milk of domesticated mammals,...
by sjs
4 Jan 2021, 1:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Vegan "Cheese"
Replies: 80
Views: 1705

Re: Vegan "Cheese"

Wild horses won't drag me to within a country mile of "vegan cheese"... I always find such attitudes "odd". I mean, I understand you might not like it but you haven't tried it and afaik there's no ethical reason not to try it. Can't say it's something I'd recommend so I'm not de...
by sjs
2 Jan 2021, 10:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How's your weather?
Replies: 346
Views: 9632

Re: How's your weather?

Grey skies, low single figure daytime temperatures, overnight frosts and until recently a lot of rain, here in Herts. Footpaths muddier than I've ever known them.
by sjs
2 Jan 2021, 4:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best route planning app.
Replies: 31
Views: 1124

Re: Best route planning app.

When I took up cycling again I found cycling round my local area actually meant I learnt the local area, all the small back roads and it was only after a few years that my routes "settled down" - and in some respects that became a bit more boring (always knowing what was round the next co...
by sjs
2 Jan 2021, 4:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best route planning app.
Replies: 31
Views: 1124

Re: Best route planning app.

In the end though the best way for me is to spend time with paper OS maps spread out on a table, to pick my own set of yellow roads, and then to turn them into a gpx. A bit time-consuming though. So why not just carry the paper map? Good question. I did exactly that when I did Lejog, using the (now...
by sjs
1 Jan 2021, 3:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best route planning app.
Replies: 31
Views: 1124

Re: Best route planning app.

it felt like a computer generated road ride People/s tastes vary. I've found CT pretty reliable, ie often chooses routes I might have chosen myself. In the end though the best way for me is to spend time with paper OS maps spread out on a table, to pick my own set of yellow roads, and then to turn ...