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by PDQ Mobile
21 Feb 2020, 2:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Officially inflation is under 2% but...
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Officially inflation is under 2% but...

The price of sending a letter is rising 3 times that! ((Back of envelope calculation- no pun intended :wink: )

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51586871
by PDQ Mobile
21 Feb 2020, 1:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Government targeting wood and coal burning.
Replies: 39
Views: 657

Re: Government targeting wood and coal burning.

I think the legislation is the first step in stopping domestic coal and wood burning. The sustainability argument is daft. There are sustainable ways of heating that don't pollute to the same extent and don't release CO2 to the same extent. Ian If there one thing that wood is, is that it's very sus...
by PDQ Mobile
21 Feb 2020, 1:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Government targeting wood and coal burning.
Replies: 39
Views: 657

Re: Government targeting wood and coal burning.

I know one member of this parish who heats his home using wood cut from his land and I suspect there are many like him. I think you mean Mickf? But he burns coal too. There are very very few who use exclusively wood as a fuel for all hot water, cooking and domestic heating. It requires a lot of woo...
by PDQ Mobile
21 Feb 2020, 12:33am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 916
Views: 20178

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

^^ I think it's not unskilled. One needs a pretty decent palate of skills, I would say. Patience, empathy and kindness not least amongst them. Come to think of it I was wondering about this "economically inactive" epithet, recently bandied about by the Home Secretary. It occurred to me tha...
by PDQ Mobile
21 Feb 2020, 12:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The next Labour Leader
Replies: 374
Views: 7913

Re: The next Labour Leader

Hi, I have already mention here or another post - My fist sight of starmer on tv was he was well spoken and his mantra was good. But at the party labour state of the nation on tv, he seem to back up corbyn and I got the impression he was of the same mould. But my short impressions might well be wro...
by PDQ Mobile
20 Feb 2020, 8:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 916
Views: 20178

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

Been chatting to some of my wifes Nurses and carers about the proposed new immigration rules. Indians, Philipinos, a Spanish male nurse, and several Romanians. All have settled status or are applying for it and all said Britain is a great place to live with a bright future. They all think wages for...
by PDQ Mobile
20 Feb 2020, 1:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 916
Views: 20178

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

We seem to have gone off topic and are now discussing the poor wages of carers in the UK. Let’s not forget how the EU enslaves the poor people in the poorer EU countries; I’m currently in Madeira where the waitresses and cleaners earn around 2.75 euros per hour and take home about 550 euros a month...
by PDQ Mobile
20 Feb 2020, 11:19am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Braking in corners
Replies: 53
Views: 1388

Re: Braking in corners

Slight thread drift. One of the fascinations of the recumbent position is being able to pedal and deliver real power no matter how steep the angle of lean. Combined with the low centre of gravity on good dry surfaces this allows extraordinary cornering ability. Most short wheel base recumbents are s...
by PDQ Mobile
17 Feb 2020, 11:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ciara
Replies: 61
Views: 1422

Re: Ciara

Mick, the "weather" is a chaotic system. In the true sense of the word. It is unstable and small changes in many factors make large differences. Perhaps especially topography. You (or anybody else) cannot put the weather in a neat "box" Agreed Some folk find this hard- this chao...
by PDQ Mobile
17 Feb 2020, 10:02am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ciara
Replies: 61
Views: 1422

Re: Ciara

It will be able to forecast the weather in each 100m square! ie Micks Garden :lol: Al Mick's garden is bigger than that so it should be easy then. On the other hand Mick could provide the data and the forecast fot the rest of Cornwall based on his observations. And some hanging seaweed. They would ...
by PDQ Mobile
17 Feb 2020, 12:17am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ciara
Replies: 61
Views: 1422

Re: Ciara

Mick, the "weather" is a chaotic system. In the true sense of the word. It is unstable and small changes in many factors make large differences. Perhaps especially topography. You (or anybody else) cannot put the weather in a neat "box". Some folk find this hard- this chaos- they...
by PDQ Mobile
16 Feb 2020, 11:35am
Forum: On the road
Topic: 1945 Footage of District Nurse
Replies: 25
Views: 904

Re: 1945 Footage of District Nurse

I suspect that the purpose of the film was to pursued Nurses to take such roles in 1945, a form of advert. The only pursued nurses IICR came later in the Ealing comedies. :wink: But a tradition that continued on right up to the present day. Certainly in Oxford in the 70's, where many nurse train, t...
by PDQ Mobile
16 Feb 2020, 12:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What is Black Sludge (rim brake question)?
Replies: 41
Views: 1376

Re: What is Black Sludge (rim brake question)?

There is into this interesting mix, to be put, the factor of the actual interface between block and rim. If the rim is smoothly polished and no metal shards are embedded in the block wear rates are very very much reduced. Such a polished rim surface can be promoted by always easing/ stopping braking...
by PDQ Mobile
15 Feb 2020, 11:56am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 916
Views: 20178

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

This is straight out of the right wing press- again. The "oomph" back into Britain! It has been pointed out many times by those on the right that our unemployment rate is lower than it has been for years. So any big infrastructure project will surely need a labour force? From the EU? Ah no...
by PDQ Mobile
14 Feb 2020, 11:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 916
Views: 20178

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

...they just wanted the Country to move ahead again and look to the only party they believed would do it. Lets hope we start moving in the right direction! One things for sure more cash is needed, watch out for more stealth taxes. :? With 1% interest rates for govt borrowing we will surely be borro...