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by ThePinkOne
16 May 2019, 9:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bees in the compost bin
Replies: 11
Views: 329

Re: Bees in the compost bin

If it's tree bees they will be gone by the end of July once the next generation is raised.

We had a nest in the eaves a year or two back, they were no bother, the drones flying the guard pattern outside the nest were fascinating to watch.

TPO
by ThePinkOne
4 Apr 2019, 8:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Where you bin, man?
Replies: 18
Views: 1643

Re: Where you bin, man?

No, mine is regular as clockwork and always on time, has been for 20 years. It comes in a plastic wrapper too not a brown paper envelope :lol:

TPO
by ThePinkOne
4 Apr 2019, 8:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Freedom for England
Replies: 101
Views: 2410

Re: Freedom for England

I fancy that if there were to be a referendum in which only the residents of England could take part with a yes/no question on the lines of "Should England gain independence? " then I'd anticipate a majority for yes, especially if the social media types got cracking on the money that woul...
by ThePinkOne
31 Mar 2019, 4:45pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Insurance for cyclists again
Replies: 18
Views: 2898

Re: Insurance for cyclists again

Hmmm, I doubt it. His bio https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Winston shows a number of professional bodies there to complain to, and he does have a Twitter feed apparently. I feel a few complaints coming on, for someone who apparently represents science his attitude to cyclists from his anecdotal ...
by ThePinkOne
29 Mar 2019, 7:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: tea v coffee
Replies: 33
Views: 2613

Re: tea v coffee

Proper Chinese green tea brewed in a tea-pot (you don't need a strainer as the leaves are so big). Refreshing. Any recommendations as to what is the good stuff? Erm... The stuff my husband is given by Chinese colleagues which only has Chinese writing on the pack is what I drink. Sorry I cannot be m...
by ThePinkOne
29 Mar 2019, 7:46pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Insurance for cyclists again
Replies: 18
Views: 2898

Re: Insurance for cyclists again

From the radio this morning I gather he raised the registration thing too. /sarcasm alert on/ As registration is obviously so good at stopping people do bad things :roll: how's about we bring in a knife user registration? All people who needed to use knives for cooking etc would get their registrati...
by ThePinkOne
28 Mar 2019, 10:42am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A red rag to the motoring lobby
Replies: 100
Views: 6050

Re: A red rag to the motoring lobby

Quite a bit to be sorted first. (1) The SatNav maps. Even though I update mine regularly, there's a couple of places I pass through regularly where the 50mph limit (in real life) has not made it onto SatNav mapping- and it's by no means a new limit. (2) The ability to retrofit to older vehicles. In ...
by ThePinkOne
27 Mar 2019, 3:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: tea v coffee
Replies: 33
Views: 2613

Re: tea v coffee

Yorkshire tea, brewed for 5 minutes, just a splash of milk. Plenty taste.

Proper Chinese green tea brewed in a tea-pot (you don't need a strainer as the leaves are so big). Refreshing.

I rarely drink coffee these days!

TPO.
by ThePinkOne
27 Mar 2019, 3:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Apartheid comes to London
Replies: 103
Views: 5622

Re: Apartheid comes to London

Root causes. None of the kids carrying knives started off bad. There was a saying I came across once (forgotten where :oops: ) "It takes a community to raise a child." Yes it does, but unfortunately when there's a bunch of people on minimum wages struggling to make ends meet, there's not m...
by ThePinkOne
27 Mar 2019, 2:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds
Replies: 189
Views: 9003

Re: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds

Wise words. Humans are the greatest danger and destroyer of all else, often for profit, convenience and pleasure. If a few humans, such as me & thee, attempt to redress the balance with a bit of naturalisation of the garden (i'm having-at a bit of enjunglisation of 1/3rd acre just now) this mig...
by ThePinkOne
23 Mar 2019, 12:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds
Replies: 189
Views: 9003

Re: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds

Hmmmm, I get rather dubious about some claims. Where I live, the population of magpies has gone up whilst the population of little birds has crashed. It would be easy to draw conclusions from that observation, but then we need to remember, correlation is not equal to causation. (if you read Angry Ch...
by ThePinkOne
23 Mar 2019, 12:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Dandelions, thistles and moss
Replies: 35
Views: 3365

Re: Dandelions, thistles and moss

Did the first cut of the year on the allotment paths the other day using the battery-electric strimmer. Deliberately didn't strim the daisies or young dandilions so that Mrs Bumble will have sommat to eat when she wakes up. My Borage is starting to flower already too- I grow it primarily to feed the...
by ThePinkOne
23 Mar 2019, 10:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Should I convert to a Rohloff hub - costs vs benefits ?
Replies: 68
Views: 11199

Re: Should I convert to a Rohloff hub - costs vs benefits ?

I still want a Rohloff, but I now have the best of both worlds- a local run-around plus time to eventually convert the posh bike. I think what I've learnt is that I like hub gears and that I don't need to make excuses to either (a) do up my posh bike eventually or (b) get yet another bike as a local...
by ThePinkOne
23 Mar 2019, 10:31am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How do you look behind with falling off your bike
Replies: 51
Views: 5883

Re: How do you look behind with falling off your bike

And also remember that sometimes, it's not easily doable for some folks. I have poor body prioperception (and can easily bump into things walking around :lol:) although there's nowt wrong with my fine motor control (can do very fiddly things like making jewelery), my hand-eye coordination or my abil...
by ThePinkOne
12 Mar 2019, 5:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: coffee machines and grinding coffee beans
Replies: 54
Views: 4388

Re: coffee machines and grinding coffee beans

In the days when I drank coffee a lot, I used a drip-filter machine with a reusable filter mesh, by far the tastiest coffee. I had a taste for Grumpy Mule coffee- usually the Guatamalan. It never stayed in the packet long enough to get stale, being in an office of a couple of us coffee nuts we drank...