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by 661-Pete
7 Dec 2019, 5:36pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Concussion (?)
Replies: 19
Views: 1044

Re: Concussion (?)

Hi all. I suppose I ought to give a brief update. Things have been rather rough for me these past few weeks: still the dizziness at tmes along with other problems like poor coordination and slight incontinence. Not something I'd wish on anyone! I still think it all stems from the cracked head I got ...
by 661-Pete
8 Nov 2019, 5:30pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Concussion (?)
Replies: 19
Views: 1044

Re: Concussion (?)

I need to post an update: things are getting more serious. I thought I was well on the mend, until last Sunday evening (3rd), when I suffered what I thought was a heavy cold. The cold had more or less cleared up the following morning, but now I find I can hardly mount the bike . Once I'm on it, I'm ...
by 661-Pete
6 Nov 2019, 5:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wild Flowers in Autumn
Replies: 8
Views: 330

Re: Wild Flowers in Autumn

Well well well! I think I must have been about 5 or 6 years old; I remember a Rupert Bear story (!) in which our eponymous hero discovers primroses growing in the autumn. Of course, even at that tender age, I knew the story was all make-believe. Prove me wrong! :shock:
by 661-Pete
6 Nov 2019, 1:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1006
Views: 21232

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

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You know, sometimes the forum's replacement text speaks volumes more than the original would have. I reckon it's the "[ ]"s that do it!
by 661-Pete
5 Nov 2019, 3:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1006
Views: 21232

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Psamathe wrote:ps. He has subsequently apologised, but for he it was that he ever said it that beggars belief.
Yet another apology after attention has been drawn to it. In other words, another coerced apology. Worthless.
by 661-Pete
5 Nov 2019, 1:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1006
Views: 21232

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

How do such people get such (presumably) lucrative jobs writing ... There was another guy who use to write drivel in the Telegraph, some blond buffoon who wrote about "Muslim women wearing burkas "look like letter boxes"". Yes - don't know about the ToryGraph, but that guy also ...
by 661-Pete
5 Nov 2019, 10:16am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1006
Views: 21232

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Interesting to see Rod LLiddle piece about stopping youngsters voting That article was already posted in the Other Thread a few days ago. Behind a paywall, of course (!) - but the Speck seems to be a bit more clumsy than some others at managing its paywall: it wasn't too difficult to capture the en...
by 661-Pete
4 Nov 2019, 9:36pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Houmous & Salmonella - narrow squeak!
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Houmous & Salmonella - narrow squeak!

I'm lucky that most of the food we eat isn't affected by recalls of this type. Houmous is one of the exceptions, though. We don't make it ourselves (too much trouble) and so it comes from various supermarkets. So I was alarmed when I read this story about several brands being affected, all under the...
by 661-Pete
4 Nov 2019, 5:34pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Three Word Story Game (again)
Replies: 8075
Views: 304877

Re: Three Word Story Game (again)

Saving my smelly socks to launch the "Soxit" campaign, the washing basket burst asunder, disgorging Maggie's best bloomers and a box jellyfish, which stung like a butterfly. Stuck in the mid-life crisis talks, Theresa declared Jam rolly pollys would replace the beers and crisps. “Negative ...
by 661-Pete
4 Nov 2019, 10:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1006
Views: 21232

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Well, further to my post above: the fragrant Ms O'Brien has now issued an apology, so it seems. Which poses the question: is an apology issued only after the media have splashed this story, actually of any worth? I deliberately refrained from asking for an apology, after my little 'spat' I had with ...
by 661-Pete
3 Nov 2019, 6:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1006
Views: 21232

Re: ** The General Election Thread ** - Dishing out dirt time...

My eye was caught by this story: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/nov/03/tory-candidate-francesca-obrien-wrote-people-benefits-street-should-be-put-down ..and this was just a few minutes after I'd been reading this story: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/nov/03/tory-mp-ross-thomson...
by 661-Pete
2 Nov 2019, 2:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: England's green and pleasant land...
Replies: 55
Views: 4450

Re: England's green and pleasant land...

Well it looks like it's finally over: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/02/fracking-banned-in-uk-as-government-makes-major-u-turn Extraordinary really. No: not "really". It appears to be a dodge to woo voters away from the environmental lobby - maybe even from us Greens! I'...
by 661-Pete
1 Nov 2019, 6:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21334
Views: 522071

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

The New Tory Party? https://www.spectator.co.uk/2019/11/if-you-do-one-thing-this-election-stop-your-kids-voting/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=WEEK%20%2020191102%20%20AL&utm_content=WEEK%20%2020191102%20%20AL%20CID_9677363858367e3b36bfdb2090a7d094&utm_source=CampaignMonitor_Production&a...
by 661-Pete
1 Nov 2019, 9:35am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Halloween
Replies: 32
Views: 708

Re: Halloween

There's very little left of the Scottish origins of Halloween, as far as I can tell. It's all American - and ruthless merchandising. At least there won't be quite so many real pumpkins going to landfill. In the supermarket I noticed quite a lot of plastic pumpkins, ready-carved, complete, apparently...
by 661-Pete
31 Oct 2019, 9:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1006
Views: 21232

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Is there anyone on here who not only knows who they're voting for, but is voting for the same party as last time and the time before? I voted Green last time, and in 2015, and in 2010. And I'll be voting Green again. Rather a thin chance as regards tactical voting, I'll agree, but the main aim is (a...