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by softlips
18 Feb 2020, 5:04pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Vitamin D - how much?
Replies: 11
Views: 441

Re: Vitamin D - how much?

Very few British people get enough vitamin D. Blood tests in my company showed 86% had levels classed as deficient- (almost 600 people tested in Summer). I read Team Sky found similar and now give vit D supplements to all riders.

I take a daily dose and my levels are now good.
by softlips
17 Feb 2020, 8:40am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Democracy
Replies: 77
Views: 1780

Re: Democracy

No wish to revive the brexit thread but this came across my twitter feed today: Colin Browning (@ColinBrowning14) tweeted at 10:46 am on Thu, Feb 13, 2020: Absolutely disgusting service at Schiphol airport. 55 minutes we have been stood in the immigration queue. This isn’t the Brexit I voted for. C...
by softlips
8 Feb 2020, 4:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Paying for Care
Replies: 146
Views: 2811

Re: Paying for Care

My own Mum, now in her late eighties, is shrewd enough to keep spending any excess dosh to keep her savings to below the threshold that would cut off support. The good thing about that is that her home is now significantly upgraded from when she first moved in, with new boiler, new carpets, new coo...
by softlips
31 Jan 2020, 7:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 129
Views: 3506

Re: Coronavirus - just how serious?

I'd thought it was "Corona" because the virus itself is kind of star shaped? Lots of viruses are Corona viruses, including some influenza viruses, and the virus that causes SARS. They propagate by invading healthy cells, which then explode, ejecting new virus dna in the process ( like sup...
by softlips
31 Jan 2020, 7:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: UK rejoins EU: when?
Replies: 64
Views: 1157

Re: UK rejoins EU: when?

Agree entirely with TM.

It will be interesting to see if anywhere else leaves. For well over a year I’ve seen leave protests in France, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, and last month surprisingly in Ireland!
by softlips
28 Jan 2020, 7:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What is the story behind your nom de plume ,alias here?
Replies: 42
Views: 892

Re: What is the story behind your nom de plume ,alias here?

Used to be the manager of an operating theatre department. On a night out one of the sisters kissed me and said aloud that I had softlips for a theatre manager.

Other staff members heard this and the name stuck.
by softlips
21 Jan 2020, 7:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Giro Aether MIPS vs. Bell Z20 Mips Helmet
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Re: Giro Aether MIPS vs. Bell Z20 Mips Helmet

I have the Giro. Bought it after a fall and damage to my Kask.

They look a little larger on the head but they are very very cool and have very few contact points. Not a cheap helmet by any means but I quite like it.
by softlips
21 Jan 2020, 9:07am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Birmingham follows Bruges.
Replies: 21
Views: 1024

Re: Birmingham follows Bruges.

visionset wrote:In recent months I count, Birmingham, York, Bristol* and Brighton jumping on the bandwagon, at this rate even Barnsley et al might be joining up by the end of the year.

I grew up in Barnsley, they’ve not started using oil based fuels there yet, still steam vehicles powered by coal. :D
by softlips
5 Jan 2020, 8:27am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: More Cambridge Analytica revelations.
Replies: 14
Views: 351

Re: More Cambridge Analytica revelations.

I've been around the block a few times and am pretty alert to what's really happening not going off topic as I don't want to confuse you, but here's another clip about tavistock and the likes: I think that that's enough of that nonsense. I will leave you ...
by softlips
3 Jan 2020, 7:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Has Trump just started WW3?
Replies: 121
Views: 2753

Re: Has Trump just started WW3?

Trump has made 'legitimate' the notion of going into a foreign country and taking out a leader of a third country. What a load of nonsense You appear to have entirely forgotten Obama invading Pakistan in order to kill Bin Laden. Now, back to the key point - what precisely do you think the leader of...
by softlips
30 Dec 2019, 3:53pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: My objection to Gift Aid
Replies: 54
Views: 2969

Re: Gift Aid

PH wrote:Well then, don't tick the box, your choice.

by softlips
29 Dec 2019, 3:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is anyone moving?
Replies: 166
Views: 4552

Re: Is anyone moving?

They know most of the neighbours to talk to. They have had a stable early life with no upheaval. They know who they are and where they come from. And that is precisely the point of this thread. We live in an international country, with supposed international ambitions, but some of us never venture ...
by softlips
29 Dec 2019, 8:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is anyone moving?
Replies: 166
Views: 4552

Re: Is anyone moving?

I’ve never lived more than 30 miles from where I grew up but looking at the vast majority of people I grew up with I’ve moved much further away than most. Lots of people up here (Yorkshire) have never been further away than 100 miles from home in their lives. Most have never worked anywhere apart fr...
by softlips
28 Dec 2019, 5:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scotland - clockwise or anti-clockwise
Replies: 19
Views: 946

Re: Scotland - clockwise or anti-clockwise

Only done it by car but been both ways and prefer clockwise - for no particular reason.
by softlips
27 Dec 2019, 12:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Turbo trainers - how much use do you get?
Replies: 49
Views: 1500

Re: Turbo trainers - how much use do you get?

I tried one, set it all up and used it a handful of times at most, it’s so boring. I’m lucky I could set it up permanently in a room with a large tv on the wall and fan in front of me but still I ended up selling it.