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by al_yrpal
12 Dec 2018, 5:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Christmas cake and cheese… why not?
Replies: 12
Views: 207

Christmas cake and cheese… why not?

Going to give this a whizz over the festive season. Any recs on what kind of cheese?

Al
by al_yrpal
11 Dec 2018, 5:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The thread for Rants & Odds and Sods **
Replies: 346
Views: 36187

Re: ** The thread for Rants & Odds and Sods **

We blocked Worral Thompson's car in at Tescos drop off point with our Village Charity bus from which we discorged a dozen old ladies supported on trolleys instead of their walking frames. He was fuming especially as a couple of the ladies gave him what for in no uncertain terms for parking there in...
by al_yrpal
11 Dec 2018, 4:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The thread for Rants & Odds and Sods **
Replies: 346
Views: 36187

Re: ** The thread for Rants & Odds and Sods **

We blocked Worral Thompson's car in at Tescos drop off point with our Village Charity bus from which we discorged a dozen old ladies supported on trolleys instead of their walking frames. He was fuming especially as a couple of the ladies gave him what for in no uncertain terms for parking there ins...
by al_yrpal
11 Dec 2018, 4:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Climate change
Replies: 48
Views: 873

Re: Climate change

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/26/satellite-images-show-runaway-expansion-of-coal-power-in-china Busy building new coal plants elsewhere too, just one example.. http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-09/03/c_137441424.htm Lignite stations in India and Germany are a big worry too. Filthy w...
by al_yrpal
11 Dec 2018, 2:21pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Mental activity v. Mental decline?
Replies: 19
Views: 375

Re: Mental activity v. Mental decline?

From what I have read and seen in sectional brain scans it seems to me that Dementia and Alzheimers are due to physical degradation in the brain, a symptom of ageing, not lack of brain exercise. If that is true I dont see how doing su doku or something like that can be much help? Perhaps brain exerc...
by al_yrpal
9 Dec 2018, 10:36am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Intermittently slow forum
Replies: 111
Views: 2979

Re: Intermittently slow forum

Glad I bought those Apple shares when I retired in 2004, 30 baggers! But… never bought an Apple product apart from a couple of s/h iPods from Ebay. Innovative products that seem to suffer from all sorts of weird problems. No problems with my Android devices or the Chromebook.

Al :?
by al_yrpal
8 Dec 2018, 8:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons
Replies: 214
Views: 8823

Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

East Angular, as Jade once declared, has some nice pubs. The Weatherspoons at Great Yarmouth and Clacton, classy joints full of super intelligent Brexit voters. Blakeney and Southwold once excellent family holiday spots have become elite destinations devoid of proles and Spoons. No real hills only s...
by al_yrpal
7 Dec 2018, 5:30pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: The 10 unwritten rules of cycling kit..
Replies: 13
Views: 425

Re: The 10 unwritten rules of cycling kit..

[code][/code]Admit it… you're a real smoothy :lol:

Al
by al_yrpal
7 Dec 2018, 2:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...What this is? (Motobecane)
Replies: 16
Views: 603

Re: ...What this is? (Motobecane)

Whilst touring in France I was relaxing in a Brittany lakeside cafe on a Sunday afternoon when about a hundred of these things turned up. Some were being ridden by guys with berrets, striped jumpers with strings of onions on the handlebars. One had an accordian with which he serenaded the group. Oth...
by al_yrpal
7 Dec 2018, 11:47am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Arran, Islay, Jura, Colonsay
Replies: 26
Views: 874

Re: Arran, Islay, Jura, Colonsay

Thanks. Yes September may be the month not least for family reasons. al_yrpal, not really a fan of jazz but it could be interesting for other reasons. TrevA - your weather sounded horrific! Good account. ambdach - yes I`m aware of people around here who go up to the Scottish Isles rallying - will d...
by al_yrpal
5 Dec 2018, 4:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Arran, Islay, Jura, Colonsay
Replies: 26
Views: 874

Re: Arran, Islay, Jura, Colonsay

When we went we combined it with this http://www.islayjazzfestival.co.uk . We saw four great gigs one of which was a Saturday afternoon BBC Radio 3 live Jazz Lineup broadcast from Lagavulin distillery whiskey store with a free dram. On our way back after a visit to Jura we found ourselves in the mid...
by al_yrpal
4 Dec 2018, 3:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who makes you laugh?
Replies: 66
Views: 1298

Re: Who makes you laugh?

Yes Pete, I mean illegally avoiding paying tax. Sorry, didnt know the distinction.

Al
by al_yrpal
4 Dec 2018, 3:03pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Off road history.
Replies: 19
Views: 569

Re: Off road history.

When I restarted cycling after a 40 year gap in 2004 I immediately started offroading on an old Raleigh MTB. Around here we have hundreds of bridleways through dense forests, field tracks and unmade lanes. There is plenty of challenging mud, chalk and flint hills and bogs, I love it. My normal rides...
by al_yrpal
4 Dec 2018, 1:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who makes you laugh?
Replies: 66
Views: 1298

Re: Who makes you laugh?

Everyone avoids paying tax by perfectly legal means like saving in ISAs. What is abhorrent to those of us that worked hard and paid their taxes diligently is people who knowingly use patently dodgy schemes like Carr and Garry which are no joke. Fortunately many of these people have been exposed and ...
by al_yrpal
4 Dec 2018, 10:24am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Arran, Islay, Jura, Colonsay
Replies: 26
Views: 874

Re: Arran, Islay, Jura, Colonsay

I did this trip. We booked the ferries in advance but thats not really necessary. On arriving somewhere we booked the next nights accomodation i e just a day in advance. Just go….

Al