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by Hobbs1951
16 Sep 2019, 2:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19042
Views: 471782

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

All this debate about "loving your country" or "hating your country" seems a bit weird to me. I don't "love my country" nor do I hate it. I often think that strong nationalism can be the cause of so many problems in the world and with humanity. Why should I love my cou...
by Hobbs1951
16 Sep 2019, 8:38am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19042
Views: 471782

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

I don't think anyone on this thread has said anything that could even be interpretted to suggest that they hate the UK. I was called a traitor by Hobbs1951. He's still on my ignore list because of that insult. For the record, many have commented in the past (not here) that voting to the leave the E...
by Hobbs1951
15 Sep 2019, 8:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: POETRY
Replies: 63
Views: 16595

Re: POETRY

Thank God It's Sunday.

John.
by Hobbs1951
15 Sep 2019, 8:30am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19042
Views: 471782

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

al_yrpal wrote:
Lets get it done and get on with rebuilding Britain.

Al


And how will we do that; give me one thought through example ?

John.
by Hobbs1951
11 Sep 2019, 6:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Does phone case/ phone type define you?
Replies: 48
Views: 971

Re: Does phone case/ phone type define you?

You guys have too much time on your hands, or you're all really shallow !

How can a commodity like a mobile phone say anything about you - does your brand of washing machine; or that you own a dishwasher ?

John.
by Hobbs1951
9 Sep 2019, 6:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19042
Views: 471782

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

al_yrpal wrote:
Campaigning for the election has started. The mind boggles at the prospect of a Tory/Brexit Party alliance? Another assault on the other sides of the establishment.

Al


Thought you'd approve, little Englanders/English national party in alliance - synchronicity...a BUF for the 20s ?

John.
by Hobbs1951
9 Sep 2019, 6:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Throwaway culture/labor costs
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Re: Throwaway culture/labor costs

Cugel wrote:
Prescription Oakleys.

Cugel


Nah, mine didn't cost that.

John.
by Hobbs1951
7 Sep 2019, 11:47am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?
Replies: 30
Views: 1841

Re: Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?

Oxford every time, more in touch with the world. Cambridge is pleasant enough. John. Oxford has produced some very out of touch politicos more in touch with their own egos and latest supposed triumph in the debating society than anything to do with the interests of the country under whatever politi...
by Hobbs1951
6 Sep 2019, 12:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?
Replies: 30
Views: 1841

Re: Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?

Oxford every time, more in touch with the world.

Cambridge is pleasant enough.

John.
by Hobbs1951
6 Sep 2019, 12:16pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Peace in Europe cycle ride to Berlin 8th May 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 640

Re: Peace in Europe cycle ride to Berlin 8th May 2020

I shall be in Berlin, was there in 1989 and before.

John.
by Hobbs1951
28 Aug 2019, 12:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why don't road cyclists say hello anymore?
Replies: 73
Views: 2379

Re: Why don't road cyclists say hello anymore?

I recall in the old days (I was a schoolboy in the 1970s and in my last years at school rode a Holdsworth Mistral) that cyclists did acknowledge each other as did motorcyclists - so much so that if you had stopped at the side of the road it would not be unusual to have another stop to ask if you wer...
by Hobbs1951
26 Aug 2019, 10:03am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bank holiday, are people mad
Replies: 92
Views: 2925

Re: Bank holiday, are people mad

Fortunately when we are in West Sussex our house is a stone's throw from the sea, so while the village is invaded (it does feel like that) we feel no need to venture anywhere in the automobile - a short bicycle ride to numerous cafes and pubs.

John.
by Hobbs1951
26 Aug 2019, 8:08am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Modern bicycles...
Replies: 35
Views: 1786

Re: Modern bicycles...

Get a bespoke steel framed machine.

John.
by Hobbs1951
26 Aug 2019, 8:06am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Obituaries miscellaneous, Paul Flynn..
Replies: 24
Views: 3823

Re: Obituaries miscellaneous, King Richard Booth of Hay and Bryn melyn..

brynpoeth wrote:King Richard Booth of Hay and Bryn melyn just died at 80


Knew Richard back in the day, before HoW became celebrity famous - Penelope Chetwode lived in HoW (died a few years after her very famous husband).

John.
by Hobbs1951
24 Aug 2019, 3:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Things you have done.
Replies: 43
Views: 1701

Re: Things you have done.

Topper? Bottomer? I was stopped by the police for driving abnormally slowly, quite proud of that :wink: Never been stopped for going too fast, mind So i'm better than all of you that have a speeding conviction !! .... Topper .... see what i mean .... :D I recently attended a Speed Awareness Course ...