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by merseymouth
19 Feb 2020, 6:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Parking on the pavement to be banned!
Replies: 90
Views: 3233

Re: Parking on the pavement to be banned!

Hi All, My memory of a great bin is the type that was set into the back yard wall, needed a special hook for the bin-men to extract it to empty! The men wore leather gillets to allow them to carry the bin on the shoulder to tote it to the lorry. Never saw a "Bin-Lady"? Never needed to craw...
by merseymouth
19 Feb 2020, 11:30am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Transgender athletes (and related stuff)
Replies: 167
Views: 13646

Re: Transgender athletes (and related stuff)

Hi PWA, I agree entirely! No complaints from me on that score. But it is the the folk who can't accept that sometimes rules mean that freedom to try to square the circle isn't going to work. Blly Jen King might have beaten an ageing has been tennis player, but even in her prime Stan Smith o John New...
by merseymouth
19 Feb 2020, 10:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Transgender athletes (and related stuff)
Replies: 167
Views: 13646

Re: Transgender athletes (and related stuff)

Morning all, I think my worry over any Supreme Court Judgement must be that they will come up with a fudge that says "Oranges can be Apples"! Difference is natural, but as in most things the distortion of the language to fit a need is in itself a distortion. Maybe we missed a trick with ou...
by merseymouth
18 Feb 2020, 6:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV licensing...
Replies: 967
Views: 57034

Re: TV licensing...

Hello all, Well, I've just managed to get the Government to pay for TV Licence for the future? Yep being a really poor pensioner the penny dropped for me to apply for my Married Persons Tax Allowance! Roughly £250 per annum it covers the £156 blood money quite nicely 8) . One of us has to be a non t...
by merseymouth
17 Feb 2020, 6:21pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: New supermarket without cycle parking
Replies: 43
Views: 1231

Re: New supermarket without cycle parking

Hi Debs :D , With my trikes I don't have to be good at track stands!
But generally when it comes to cycle security when shopping one should follow the Jack Warner approach? Walk up o a Copper or Traffic Warden, then say -"Mind My Bike"! :lol: :lol: :lol: MM
by merseymouth
17 Feb 2020, 5:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV licensing...
Replies: 967
Views: 57034

Re: TV licensing...

Hi Al :D , Me want "Holiday" ads? Only Potters would appeal to me, Indoor Bowls.
Any other holiday is priced out by the Travel Insurance Premiums, cost more than a world cruise for me to have a week in Calais with proper cover!
TTFN MM
by merseymouth
17 Feb 2020, 5:43pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Future of humans driving motor vehicles.
Replies: 37
Views: 904

Re: Future of humans driving motor vehicles.

Oh No!!!!!!!!!!! The human Gremlins will screw everything up, as they can' t stop tinkering. All systems would have to go to a "No-Go" default to prevent tampering. Definitely needed as more than a few current already "Chip" their CPU's, unleashing more BHP. Human nature to think...
by merseymouth
17 Feb 2020, 4:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV licensing...
Replies: 967
Views: 57034

Re: TV licensing...

Yippee, If it goes subscription I will be able to watch my DVD's with a clear conscience and and extra £156 in the bank :D :D :D :D MM
by merseymouth
17 Feb 2020, 11:48am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: HS2
Replies: 531
Views: 76556

Re: Trains...why?

Morning all, So the Transport Secretary has poked fun at the Chinese offer to build HS2 Quicker & Cheaper? He'd rather trust the the rogues who are currently turning 21st Century Rail Provision into a joke! He says he wants to have British Designed & Built Railways??????? The fact that succe...
by merseymouth
16 Feb 2020, 7:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: N Plus X: how many cycles do you own?
Replies: 87
Views: 1995

Re: N Plus X: how many cycles do you own?

Hi Bryn, Have to keep some secrets, but the idea that 50 tandems equates to 100 solos isn't needed? The desire to do a proper chore made him give up counting the solos when he rolled over the 100 mark. Real issue in life for many of us is that tricycles take up rather a bit more space! We're all sta...
by merseymouth
16 Feb 2020, 6:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: N Plus X: how many cycles do you own?
Replies: 87
Views: 1995

Re: N Plus X: how many cycles do you own?

Hi all, No names, no pack drill, but a chum of mine refuses to attempt a count of his stable full! Way back he lost the will after 50 tandem varieties, the thought of counting the solos scares him witless, his wife shares the terror.
So a count of 9 in the string is very small mineral water. MM
by merseymouth
16 Feb 2020, 12:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV licensing...
Replies: 967
Views: 57034

Re: TV licensing...

Hi MickF, You have a number? So now you are a "Serial Offender"! :shock: :lol: Noticed in the paper the other day that an M.P. says that Licence dodgers should not be jailed :D , but they should be given a heavy fin :shock: :shock: :shock: . That will make a great improvement on the P.R co...
by merseymouth
15 Feb 2020, 6:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Diplomatic Immunity?
Replies: 192
Views: 4759

Re: Diplomatic Immunity?

Hi again, As I've previously posted in a number of European countries the Posties drive RHD vehicles on the wrong side of the road. So I wonder if off duty they continue to drive wrong side, or maybe they just concentrate better? As for the bases here? "The Carrier across the Atlantic" is ...
by merseymouth
15 Feb 2020, 6:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 129
Views: 3506

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

Hi rjb, I signed the pledge when at school, tried to live to it so no alcohol! Failed :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: MM
by merseymouth
15 Feb 2020, 5:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 129
Views: 3506

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

Hi all, The virus definitely had me worried until I worked out that I might have acquired immunity in childhood??? Yep, I drank so much "Corona" pop as a sprog that I think I'm safe! The Corona wagon would be up and down our street very frequently, much to the chagrin of Mum :lol: :lol: :l...