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by softlips
21 Oct 2019, 10:10am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Whats wrong with Pacer trains?
Replies: 13
Views: 260

Re: Whats wrong with Pacer trains?

Pacers were really a stop gap cheap train modified from the Leyland National bus. As such the wheels are simple axles - there are no bogeys like other trains. This means they are very uncomfortable and often make terrible noises when going around bends etc.
by softlips
21 Oct 2019, 10:04am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: unnecessary flights
Replies: 54
Views: 7015

Re: any thoughts ?

Is flying by passenger jet about to become the new fur coat of obscenity? well I posted this in 2007, some 12 years ago. It's possibly more relevant now. And maybe more people will be giving the topic due consideration ? I hope so. Its estimated that this year there will be between 39 million and 4...
by softlips
20 Oct 2019, 3:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 739
Views: 14378

Re: Extinction Rebellion

In a world that is all about getting ahead pushing the metal to the floor seems to be just a natural extension of the ‘me first’ culture. There is a lot to be said for throttling back, accepting that we’re not the most important person in the world and moving along with the flow of things. Like oth...
by softlips
20 Oct 2019, 12:54pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: unnecessary flights
Replies: 54
Views: 7015

Re: any thoughts ?

Is flying by passenger jet about to become the new fur coat of obscenity? well I posted this in 2007, some 12 years ago. It's possibly more relevant now. And maybe more people will be giving the topic due consideration ? I hope so. Its estimated that this year there will be between 39 million and 4...
by softlips
13 Oct 2019, 10:29am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shoe sizing
Replies: 21
Views: 671

Re: Shoe sizing

De Sisti wrote:
Cugel wrote:Shimano shoes seem to be reasonably broad.

I find Shimnao shoes too narrow. Even their wide-fit are too tight for my feet.


Out of interest what do you wear? I need wide fitting. Recently purchased some Bonts but really would like more width still.
by softlips
12 Oct 2019, 11:04am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Flu Jab - side effects?
Replies: 71
Views: 1930

Re: Flu Jab - side effects?

I’d forgotten I’d had mine yesterday until reading this.
by softlips
11 Oct 2019, 6:28pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Flu Jab - side effects?
Replies: 71
Views: 1930

Re: Flu Jab - side effects?

Hope you’re better soon Mick.
by softlips
11 Oct 2019, 6:26pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling after prostate cancer
Replies: 10
Views: 345

Re: Cycling after prostate cancer

Thanks for your reply It's a prostatectomy recommended by urologist He seemed confident I wouldn't have a problem long term Took a 2 nd opinion from an oncologist who did suggest I could have a problem long term cycling with incontinence and he suggested Radiotherapy Cheers Yes but prostatectomy ca...
by softlips
11 Oct 2019, 8:53am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling after prostate cancer
Replies: 10
Views: 345

Re: Cycling after prostate cancer

I knew a few who have returned to cycling. Like all these things there are many many different types of surgery for the same problem. The best person to discuss this with would be your surgeon (or surgeons if you get a second opinion). I assume they’ve already discussed the option of watchful waiting?
by softlips
11 Oct 2019, 8:46am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Flu Jab - side effects?
Replies: 71
Views: 1930

Re: Flu Jab - side effects?

Off for my flu jab now. Have to pay for it - although my company reimburse me.
by softlips
8 Oct 2019, 7:30pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Flu Jab - side effects?
Replies: 71
Views: 1930

Re: Flu Jab - side effects?

I dont bother with the free flu jab though I can get it for free. I dont seem to get the flu. in fact I can only remmember one bad time years ago in the summer maybe summer flu. I do get colds that last a few days. Seems like many people here having an adverse reaction. Only had flu twice in my lif...
by softlips
7 Oct 2019, 10:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Just Waiting (Hospital)
Replies: 25
Views: 543

Re: Just Waiting (Hospital)

PS if can't live near a suitable hospital, get sent down! As a MacMillan nurse who had previously worked as an HMP nurse told me when I was diagnosed with cancer said "... better care in jail, HMP has a duty of care which the DoH does not, especially palliative...." And often see HMP Sher...
by softlips
7 Oct 2019, 10:04pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Flu Jab - side effects?
Replies: 71
Views: 1930

Re: Flu Jab - side effects?

Most illness following the flu jab is just coincidental. It’s that time of year when people get colds etc.
by softlips
5 Oct 2019, 11:19am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: One Time Pass Code?
Replies: 59
Views: 1194

Re: One Time Pass Code?

Just go back to paying for stuff with cash! Simple, end of......or when I'm abroad I use a revolut card, put however much money you want on it, it's not linked to your bank account and you can turn features on or off, such as contactless, swipe, chip and pin or online shopping or freeze the card al...
by softlips
2 Oct 2019, 8:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: One Time Pass Code?
Replies: 59
Views: 1194

Re: One Time Pass Code?

PH wrote:I think you have it completely wrong - the directive says SMS sent information is not acceptable.


One of my banks introduced this only last month!