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by 661-Pete
20 Sep 2018, 9:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Evans Cycles seeks buyer after failing to mount rescue bid
Replies: 21
Views: 409

Re: Evans Cycles seeks buyer after failing to mount rescue bid

So does this mean, Evans are insolvent then? I'm not utterly enthralled by the chain, but I'd be sorry to see them disappear. Quite often when I'm in Brighton, I drop into their branch there to buy the odd item - or just look around (all that bike porn to ogle! :oops: ). More locally, we have just a...
by 661-Pete
20 Sep 2018, 8:58am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Three Word Story Game (again)
Replies: 7985
Views: 291241

Re: Three Word Story Game (again)

One year later, on Wednesday afternoon, when the luggage was still in Hyperspace Billy saw Willy and his bearded baby bro' grovelling backwards down the push chair on the Jungfraujoch into the labyrinth of carroty follicles. "Mein Herr" cried Boris, running his ex-BorisBike through a tissu...
by 661-Pete
20 Sep 2018, 8:38am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Slebs preaching again.
Replies: 15
Views: 410

Re: Slebs preaching again.

Oh dear! Threads like this prompt me to take a look in a mirror. There we are, just completed yet another of our 1000-mile trips by car to France and back - by diesel car no less :oops: - and there I am advocating cycling and participating in a pro-cycling forum.... What was it Jesus Christ is alleg...
by 661-Pete
20 Sep 2018, 8:31am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Three Word Story Game (again)
Replies: 7985
Views: 291241

Re: Three Word Story Game (again)

The left luggage department was a handbag short. Ernest poked Annie with his bus pass Elvis action figure , Buzz lightyear hovered am I bovered about cucumber shortages? Mr Potato head suicided himself, tastefully with salt and balsamic vinegar flagellation, whipping up a croustade des langoustines ...
by 661-Pete
18 Sep 2018, 5:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why I wont do Internet banking?
Replies: 12
Views: 500

Re: Why I wont do Internet banking?

I use it as a last resort, for recipients who can't or won't take a credit or debit card payment. But only from my desktop computer with its wired internet connection - and using my card reader. Not 100% safe but better than a mobile phone! And of course I'm careful with passwords, PINs etc. More ca...
by 661-Pete
10 Sep 2018, 1:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Low-life bulbs
Replies: 82
Views: 2293

Re: Low-life bulbs

... or where the heat of an LED bulb would cause problems. Do you mean 'heat' as in actual temperature, or as in colour temperature? If the former, are you sure about this? I just reached up and felt one of my newly-installed 800-lumen LED bulbs - which has been on for at least the past hour (the r...
by 661-Pete
10 Sep 2018, 1:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 7040
Views: 195644

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

By all means let the democratic process sort this out, but it shouldn't be sorted out until the will of the majority of the people has been carried out. And what about the will of the people as it now stands , then? If the "will of the people" is something immutable, something cast in sto...
by 661-Pete
10 Sep 2018, 9:38am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 7040
Views: 195644

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

Could it be that the remain voters had no idea about the rest of us and how other folk have different opinions to them? That's arrant nonsense. Back in 2015, I didn't have to cycle very far into the countryside, pre-General-Election, to see the rash of UKIP posters adorning the roadside. Mostly spo...
by 661-Pete
9 Sep 2018, 11:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 7040
Views: 195644

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

So after Brexit "Remainers" can all move up there and keep their EU citizenship through the back door as it were! Be flippant if you really must. We (i.e. we Remainers) are not talking about 'running away'. Many of us would rather stay in the UK and put right what's so grievously gone wro...
by 661-Pete
9 Sep 2018, 6:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 7040
Views: 195644

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

...every time I see a leaver claiming there'll be rioting in the street if we don't leave. Funny thing, that. Just been reading that our esteemed Home Sec is admitting, there may well be civil disorder (code for "rioting") on the streets in the event of a No-Deal... Is there any precedent...
by 661-Pete
9 Sep 2018, 2:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Low-life bulbs
Replies: 82
Views: 2293

Re: Low-life bulbs

I know it's been five years, but .... time for a bump :roll: . Is anyone still buying these wretched CFLs? I had yet another of the blasted things go phut! on me the other day, I did a quick count, I still have five of them using up valuable space in the store-cupboard where I keep spare bulbs. Not ...
by 661-Pete
9 Sep 2018, 12:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who agrees with Boris?
Replies: 340
Views: 6169

Re: Who agrees with Boris?

Unfortunately there's another party out there which is likewise a complete farce...at the moment...
by 661-Pete
9 Sep 2018, 12:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Insect ident please
Replies: 77
Views: 2006

Re: Insect ident please

We have a hornet nosing around our garden at this very moment, even as I'm writing this. Unusual to see one active at midday: they're more crepuscular in their habits than other wasps. This one seems to be taking an interest in the ivy which grows all over our fence, and is currently in flower. Ther...
by 661-Pete
9 Sep 2018, 10:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 7040
Views: 195644

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

An interesting, and in the main a thoughtful and intelligent thread. In a curate's egg sort of way, I suppose. Mind you, I'm still making the occasional post here, despite my earlier pleas for it to be locked. So I'm as guilty as anyone! Beware, especially, the sarcastic post being taken literally...
by 661-Pete
8 Sep 2018, 9:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: It is earnestly to be hoped - we love the Guardian / the Independent!
Replies: 115
Views: 7904

Re: It is earnestly to be hoped - we love the Guardian / the Independent!

As an example I've read in several articles that you get a felling licence from the Environment Agency - no you don't. That's rather specialist knowledge surely, only useful to people who are in the trade? Perhaps one source got it wrong and then others copied the error. Does it really matter? On t...