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by merseymouth
21 Aug 2019, 11:40am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Greene king
Replies: 27
Views: 635

Re: Greene king

Hello MGR, I accept the possibility of "Off Topic", but resent your implication that I am xenophobic in word or thought! If a government signs up to a contract, then they need to be trusted to follow out the agreement. I apologise for straying, after all folk have apologised on my behalf f...
by merseymouth
21 Aug 2019, 9:16am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Vaping - links with pulmonary disease!
Replies: 25
Views: 495

Re: Vaping - links with pulmonary disease!

Hi Tangled Metal, I understand fully the point over your father, hope he's still got a pulse? (My irreverent way of saying I'm still creaking on)
But I would say that immediate cessation may sometimes be tough, but surely "Cold Turkey" is better than "Brown Bread"! TTFN MM
by merseymouth
21 Aug 2019, 8:17am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Greene king
Replies: 27
Views: 635

Re: Greene king

Hello there, Agreed on all points. But the reality is that after the handover the once British Colony is now de facto an integral part of the PRC, as China has in fact repudiated all of their agreed conditions negotiated by Thatcher's HMG. That is the reality. But isn't it strange that in sport Hong...
by merseymouth
21 Aug 2019, 8:08am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Vaping - links with pulmonary disease!
Replies: 25
Views: 495

Re: Vaping - links with pulmonary disease!

Hi there, There is only one real way of giving up smoking? "DON'T LIGHT THE NEXT ONE"! Anything else is changing the addiction. As someone who gave up smoking nearly 40 years ago, after being hooked on Capstan Full Strength, untipped, Churchman's No1, also untipped, Three Nuns in my pipe, ...
by merseymouth
21 Aug 2019, 7:50am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Greene king
Replies: 27
Views: 635

Re: Greene king

Hello there, Do I detect the activities of "Moderation" again? As Hong Kong is now just a region of the PRC the people who originally thought themselves members of he British Commonwealth now find that they are considered lesser folk than those in mainland China. The agreement from the han...
by merseymouth
11 Aug 2019, 4:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I bought this lightmeter when it first came out
Replies: 34
Views: 924

Re: I bought this lightmeter when it first came out

Hi there, I did a wedding about 25 years back, good film stock back then. But it was at a small church in Germansweek, Devon? Very small area with lots of gravestones. To get the full group shot I had to climb up to the church tower top, with a whistle. Lots of yelling to get everyone in front of th...
by merseymouth
11 Aug 2019, 12:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do you love your job?
Replies: 89
Views: 3269

Re: Do you love your job?

Hi all, Reminds me of he Rob Wilton Wartime routine? Someone said he would have to go back to his pre-war job - "Can't" he said "I was a lamp-lighter"! :lol: IGICB MM
by merseymouth
10 Aug 2019, 3:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Reason No. 41 Why this Forum is Great
Replies: 16
Views: 3792

Re: Reason No. 41 Why this Forum is Great

Hi all, What "44" is depends on which Chippy you go to! Either with or without Fried Rice. IGICB MM
by merseymouth
10 Aug 2019, 1:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I bought this lightmeter when it first came out
Replies: 34
Views: 924

Re: I bought this lightmeter when it first came out

Hi Audax67, Do you remember the "Reid", British made with Taylor-Taylor Hobson lenses? Great hooby collecting elderly cameras. TTFN MM
by merseymouth
10 Aug 2019, 1:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Glass re-cycling?
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Glass re-cycling?

Hi all, Someone has raised the age old subject of reusable bottles in the letters page of the Daily Telegraph. The point out the increased complexity of bottle re-use. Just wandering along the aisle of any supermarket will illustrate the point. Which set me thinking about the "Corona" man,...
by merseymouth
10 Aug 2019, 1:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I bought this lightmeter when it first came out
Replies: 34
Views: 924

Re: I bought this lightmeter when it first came out

Wow Guys, You're taking me back a bit! I worked in a branch of Vines Cameras, who had taken over from Dolland & Aitchison. The camera of the day that they were plugging hard was the "Kodak Instamatic", for which we had a demonstration film cassette. So to demonstrate the drop in cartri...
by merseymouth
7 Aug 2019, 11:29am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Day Date clocks
Replies: 16
Views: 608

Re: Day Date clocks

Hi all, For me the best clock or watch just tells the time - nothing else! My Watts of Derby open face pocket watch "Tics" all the boxes, old as well, I don't want to be "Fobbed Off" with modern rubbish. One of my fobs is made from the copper cladding from HMS Victory, truely cop...
by merseymouth
5 Aug 2019, 7:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: E cars and the change to the urban landscape
Replies: 109
Views: 3650

Re: E cars and the change to the urban landscape

Hello all, Why have the Japanese "K" Class be left out of the mix? All too often people insist on having unreasonably over-size vehicles in areas where they pose great risks! If every vehicle that was illegally parked on pavements faced due process then maybe things might change. Why shoul...
by merseymouth
4 Aug 2019, 5:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Give up flying?
Replies: 232
Views: 9481

Re: Give up flying?

Hi Kwackers, Now the Titanic incident could genuinely be put down to "Pilot Error"? When the order was given for veering off, the officer & the helmsman where on different pages, with different era reactions. Memory fails me right now but whatever the order was the helmsman & the o...
by merseymouth
4 Aug 2019, 3:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Give up flying?
Replies: 232
Views: 9481

Re: Give up flying?

Hi all, Well the migrant passage across the Atlantic underwent massive improvements with about four companies slugging it out, from about 14 days to under 5! Only the Titanic episode put the brakes on. Not all of it can be blamed on the Iceberg & lack of lifeboats, so many factors coming at the ...