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by paddler
20 Feb 2019, 7:54am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: RTW cyclist fined £75 for cycling through Bedford town centre during prohibited hours
Replies: 65
Views: 2439

Re: RTW cyclist fined £75 for cycling through Bedford town centre during prohibited hours

A tragedy, English is loosing the distinction between things that are possible but not allowed (can) and things that are possible and allowed (may), experts observe and record but do nothing How may one oppose This Madness? Is there another way to distinguish between things that are allowed and not...
by paddler
8 Feb 2019, 11:23am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12264
Views: 299739

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

I object to the "Union" bit of the EU. Fine, lets have co-operation and trade and manufacturing standards. Lets co-operate with technology and industry, and ideals and furtherance of prosperity. This can all be done without a union. Whatever happened to the Common Market? The EEC was a st...
by paddler
7 Feb 2019, 8:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Slowing motor traffic - press the button!
Replies: 200
Views: 7980

Re: Slowing motor traffic - press the button!

One of our neighbours is a teacher at the primary school, which is just under half a mile away. She always drives. She is overweight. To say nothing of the state of the motor, poor thing :? Does she take it for a decently journey occasionally to charge the battery at least? :wink: Dunno, shopping a...
by paddler
7 Feb 2019, 8:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Slowing motor traffic - press the button!
Replies: 200
Views: 7980

Re: Slowing motor traffic - press the button!

One of our neighbours is a teacher at the primary school, which is just under half a mile away. She always drives. She is overweight.
by paddler
7 Feb 2019, 5:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Slowing motor traffic - press the button!
Replies: 200
Views: 7980

Re: Slowing motor traffic - press the button!

...and why would we not want motorists to turn to cycling (upgrade, as you put it), out of interest? Surely that's precisely what we would all wish? No! Where I live a lot of people cycle, I do not want more, like in Kopenhagen Many of the journeys made buy car no are unnecessary or could be made b...
by paddler
7 Feb 2019, 1:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: scam calls
Replies: 8
Views: 918

Re: scam calls

I'm an ex BT (Openreach) engineer, now with PlusNet. Been getting these for ages. Along with others. My wife always listens, but I just (metaphorically) slam the phone down!
by paddler
6 Feb 2019, 8:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Too close to bother visiting => unexpected surprise
Replies: 14
Views: 1215

Re: Too close to bother visiting => unexpected surprise

They say that it's often the case that local attractions are the ones you leave to last or never bother to see at all. What's near to you that you ignored for years, then visited and kicked yourself you never went sooner? I will start: Itchen Stoke church, Hampshire. I have ridden and driven past t...
by paddler
6 Feb 2019, 7:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Slowing motor traffic - press the button!
Replies: 200
Views: 7980

Re: Slowing motor traffic - press the button!

...and why would we not want motorists to turn to cycling (upgrade, as you put it), out of interest? Surely that's precisely what we would all wish? No! Where I live a lot of people cycle, I do not want more, like in Kopenhagen Many of the journeys made buy car no are unnecessary or could be made b...
by paddler
5 Feb 2019, 1:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Shape is the Earth?
Replies: 56
Views: 2965

Re: What Shape is the Earth?

I've a cup here with the earth mapped to it (it goes daytime when you put hot stuff in it!). So I'm voting 'cylindrical'. Don't suppose you have a matching napkin ring, or similar toroidal shape, by any chance? Did you know that the thorny old "Gas-Water-Electricity" puzzle can be solved ...
by paddler
5 Feb 2019, 1:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Advice on Food and Snacks
Replies: 25
Views: 2298

Re: Advice on Food and Snacks

brynpoeth wrote:Flapjack, porridge on a stick. Without the stick

Do French hotels do porridge?



Yep, plenty of variety too, especially if you make your own. And they don't get damaged too easily! :D
by paddler
5 Feb 2019, 11:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Slowing motor traffic - press the button!
Replies: 200
Views: 7980

Re: Slowing motor traffic - press the button!

An expert might say that the language* used by my critics says more about them than it does about me * not the sort of thing one would use face-to-face, right? :? With that in mind, will you stand up for your actions at the crossing after you have pressed the button by staying there for all to see?
by paddler
2 Feb 2019, 9:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who do you resemble?
Replies: 34
Views: 1864

Re: Who do you resemble?

I'm looking like my dad all of a sudden. I had the weirdest thing happen about a week after my Dad died. I was washing my face one morning and suddenly saw my Dad in me,up to that point I'd never seen any resemblence to him,now I occasionally see him looking back at me in the mirror. It's when I se...
by paddler
2 Feb 2019, 8:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who do you resemble?
Replies: 34
Views: 1864

Re: Who do you resemble?

I'm looking like my dad all of a sudden.

Don't know about my mum - she died when I was five.
by paddler
22 Jan 2019, 10:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mobile / Car Key Faraday Cage Bag?
Replies: 69
Views: 2846

Re: Mobile / Car Key Faraday Cage Bag?

10 years ago these kids/hackers would have been satisfied going round their mates house and stealing next doors WiFi password, maybe downloading embarrassing intimate photos. Not now, the kit is widely available to steal EVERYTHING, for cheap.. And they don't do it for fun anymore. They'll happily ...
by paddler
21 Jan 2019, 8:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mobile / Car Key Faraday Cage Bag?
Replies: 69
Views: 2846

Re: Mobile / Car Key Faraday Cage Bag?

10 years ago these kids/hackers would have been satisfied going round their mates house and stealing next doors WiFi password, maybe downloading embarrassing intimate photos. Not now, the kit is widely available to steal EVERYTHING, for cheap.. And they don't do it for fun anymore. They'll happily ...