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by Psamathe
19 Jan 2018, 8:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do you intend to come and look at the Bayeux tapestry?
Replies: 49
Views: 702

Re: Do you intend to come and look at the Bayeux tapestry?

...well Macron has come and said he wont allow a special deal over Services in Brexit, thinking hr and France can benefit over excluding he City from the EU..... Actually he explicitly said he would welcome the UK have a close trading relationship (incl "The City" and financial companies,...
by Psamathe
19 Jan 2018, 7:35pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: School cycle ban
Replies: 23
Views: 651

Re: School cycle ban

It’s not just schools. My workplace has just directed the use of cycle helmets justified on the basis of presenting a ‘visible safety ethos’ amongst employees. The three sites are about a half mile apart (on public roads) ideal distance for cycling and walking. I wrote in to say that a more effecti...
by Psamathe
19 Jan 2018, 7:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Where is Boris Johnson?
Replies: 61
Views: 3077

Re: Where is Boris Johnson?

brynpoeth wrote:BoJo plans to build a bridge across the Channel, I am sure he will think of cycleways
(The Guardian)

A Garden Bridge, with lots of trees and shrubs and private ownership (with the costs underwritten by the taxpayer) ....

Ian
by Psamathe
18 Jan 2018, 11:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do you intend to come and look at the Bayeux tapestry?
Replies: 49
Views: 702

Re: Do you intend to come and look at the Bayeux tapestry?

I agree ,well it seems it will cost us £44m - a bit too much for some rags? And did St Theresa fall for it hook-line-and-sinker? We pay £many millions, help them with some very expensive military helicopters and we get .. loan of a tapestry. Actually I think the UK is too self centred, thinks of on...
by Psamathe
18 Jan 2018, 8:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do you intend to come and look at the Bayeux tapestry?
Replies: 49
Views: 702

Re: Do you intend to come and look at the Bayeux tapestry?

I know I'm being a bit of a philistine and have to try and appreciate how old it is, but like the Sutton Hoo treasures, bits of ancient pottery and prehistoric post holes, I'm afraid my attention span runs to about 30 seconds. :? :oops: Give me a working steam train anyday...... I'm good with dinos...
by Psamathe
18 Jan 2018, 8:00pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: School cycle ban
Replies: 23
Views: 651

Re: School cycle ban

Quite honestly, I can't think of anything to say, that wouldn't fall foul of forum rules... :evil: Perhaps someone else can do better? Unfortunately not, but I thought it was worth adding to the school's Wikipedia page, complete with choice quotes from Chris Boardman and Sarah Storey: https://en.wi...
by Psamathe
18 Jan 2018, 4:36pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Porridge: love or hate?
Replies: 77
Views: 2628

Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Debs wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Poll expires this evening, last chance to vote


If only the BREXIT referendum vote was as decisive. Just goes to show that more politicians need to eat porridge.....

Then we'd end up with a Westminster full of porridge lovers/eaters passing legislation banning porridge from the UK.

Ian
by Psamathe
18 Jan 2018, 4:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do you like / love driving a motor vehicle?
Replies: 43
Views: 731

Re: Do you love driving?

.... I was explicitly ignoring wear on the car - and then allowing for it by using the HMRC figure... Also, I always thought (maybe incorrectly) that the HMRC figure included the fixed costs (e.g. VED, Insurance, etc.) that are largely independent of mileage and thus you'd be paying with the car pa...
by Psamathe
18 Jan 2018, 1:18pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: School cycle ban
Replies: 23
Views: 651

Re: School cycle ban

It also seems there is something of an "escalation" of OTT competition between Head Teachers going on as to who can impose most/greatest barriers to cycling. We seem to be getting the "no cycling to school without lights", "no cycling to school without helmets" and now ...
by Psamathe
18 Jan 2018, 1:16pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: School cycle ban
Replies: 23
Views: 651

Re: School cycle ban

I assume it must be a Public School (as in fee paying, not taxpayer funded) - as it would seem beyond comprehension that a public funded school would be allowed to create such daft rules.

Ian
by Psamathe
18 Jan 2018, 10:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: FILUMS ..to see.
Replies: 104
Views: 9373

Re: FILUMS ..to see.

Ben@Forest wrote:
reohn2 wrote:Watched the Robert Redford film All is lost? About a lone yachtsman coming to to grief,very good...


Yes a one actor film with almost no dialogue but still gripping.

I didn't get on with at atall.

Ian
by Psamathe
18 Jan 2018, 10:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: need to get fit for 60 km ride
Replies: 25
Views: 916

Re: need to get fit for 60 km ride

Let's cheer up the OP with talk of breakdowns and punctures - welcome to the fun world of cycling!...... If punctures are a concern, OP (and others) can carry one of those small air/sealant cylinder can things that you connect to the valve and they inflate and repair - really easy to get you home. ...
by Psamathe
18 Jan 2018, 10:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: need to get fit for 60 km ride
Replies: 25
Views: 916

Re: need to get fit for 60 km ride

I agree with 'the have tools etc., even if you can't use them' philosophy. If you have someone might come along who is prepared to get their hands dirty (while they also freeze) and help you out.... I too have handed out kit.. tubes etc., never to see it again... or left me compromised if I then ge...
by Psamathe
16 Jan 2018, 3:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading ... (And Why)?
Replies: 50
Views: 1237

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading ... (And Why)?

Vorpal wrote:.....IMO, The Faded Sun trilogy is as good as the best of the Foreigner books.
....

Not come across it; now it's ordered and hopefully on it's way (10p+p&p 2nd hand). Thanks for the recommendation.

Ian
by Psamathe
16 Jan 2018, 12:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading ... (And Why)?
Replies: 50
Views: 1237

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading ... (And Why)?

As a compliment to the "What Are You Currently Listening To" thread I thought might be interesting similar thread but about books being read. For me (as a bit of a complete Science Fiction Geek) "Foreigner by C J Cherryh" Actually not particularly Science Fiction as the technolo...