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by Gravity Man
26 Jul 2020, 7:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Neverspoons App
Replies: 80
Views: 1745

Re: Neverspoons App

We went to the penzance one a few years ago, the Mrs sat outside with the dog, I went inside to be served and they wouldn't serve me because we had the dog with us! Yet the one at Poole has water bowls for dogs by the outdoor seating area! sounds odd to me if the dog was outside. sounds like a barm...
by Gravity Man
26 Jul 2020, 3:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The thread for Rants & Odds and Sods **
Replies: 506
Views: 60983

Re: ** The thread for Rants & Odds and Sods **

https://nypost.com/2020/07/24/3-fed-agents-likely-blinded-by-lasers-pointed-at-them-in-portland-wh/ ' Federal agents likely permanently blinded by Portland protesters’ lasers, White House says ' If this story is true and the personnel really have been left permanently and seriously disabled then it ...
by Gravity Man
11 Jul 2020, 6:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Neverspoons App
Replies: 80
Views: 1745

Re: Neverspoons App

One of the two Wetherspoons in Wrexham, actually a Lloyds No.1 Bar, is locally known as 'the Turkey Shed'. I never got the nickname until I went in there for a cup of coffee one weekday morning. It's a former Midland Bank building, one large room with the bar running down one side. It was packed to ...
by Gravity Man
11 Jul 2020, 5:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Donating bodies to Science?
Replies: 31
Views: 591

Re: Donating bodies to Science?

"They say the day you die is just like any other day, only shorter. The meaning of life is that it stops. That's what makes it so precious right?"

- from 'Dolan's Cadillac' by Stephen King
by Gravity Man
11 Jul 2020, 5:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Donating bodies to Science?
Replies: 31
Views: 591

Re: Donating bodies to Science?

"Under The Shade of the Old Apple Tree" will save a few bob on undertaker's fees - I'd be quite happy with that. Gosh, just look at the size of his Bramleys ......... Happy days, Burial at sea appeals to me. Sewn into a sailcloth shroud with a couple of cannonballs and a last stitch throu...
by Gravity Man
10 Jul 2020, 9:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Donating bodies to Science?
Replies: 31
Views: 591

Re: Donating bodies to Science?

Available on BBC R4 as a podcast is a programme from one of Joan Bakewell's two excellent series of programs from 2016 and 2017 'We Need to Talk About Death" called "Give My Body To Science". Search on the BBC website for WeNeedToTalkAboutDeath-20171213-GiveMyBodyToScience.mp3 The pod...
by Gravity Man
7 Jun 2020, 4:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Investing
Replies: 53
Views: 975

Re: Investing

It's always a good idea to seek independent financial advice. So, how about going to see an Independent Financial Advisor (with the emphasis on Independent) ? I don't mean a high street bank's Financial Advisor who are only able to plug their bank's products. There are plenty of IFAs advertising onl...
by Gravity Man
5 Jun 2020, 6:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Face Coverings now Compulsory
Replies: 99
Views: 2122

Re: Face Coverings now Compulsory

I'm not at all sure about this face covering / mask edict being a good thing. Here in Rio, and all over Brazil, many people have been wearing face coverings and social distancing for weeks now. However, looking at the awful figures (which might or might not be accurate but are very probably weighted...
by Gravity Man
25 May 2019, 3:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite Museums
Replies: 64
Views: 3962

Re: Favourite Museums

If you're ever in Stavanger, Norway (and who but Vorpal would be ?) then take some time to visit the Norwegian Petroleum Museum on the dockside. https://www.norskolje.museum.no/en/ Sounds a bit 'niche' I know but it truly is very interesting for anyone with even a passing interest in the history of ...
by Gravity Man
19 Jan 2019, 6:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: NT National Trust going 'downmarket'?
Replies: 43
Views: 2618

Re: NT National Trust going 'downmarket'?

The very popular Chirk Castle it was, and no CADW and the NT are completely different organisations. CADW seems to specialise in fallen-down monuments and, of course, entirely Welsh ones, whereas the NT is a UK, Wales, and NI-wide organisation. NT for Scotland is a bit different, I think. I was not ...
by Gravity Man
19 Jan 2019, 5:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: NT National Trust going 'downmarket'?
Replies: 43
Views: 2618

Re: NT National Trust going 'downmarket'?

A little off topic but for a few weeks in 2010 I was a volunteer 'Room Guide' at a National Trust property, a castle in North East Wales. What always struck me as very odd was the way that many of the visitors didn't bother looking at the contents of rooms before taking photographs but instead would...
by Gravity Man
18 Jan 2019, 1:07am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Duke In Rollover
Replies: 427
Views: 13515

Re: Duke In Rollover

Glad to hear that Phil the Greek has escaped relatively unscathed from his contretemps with a Kia. As regards the 'problem' of increasing numbers of older drivers - If, because of the ever increasing performance and speed of cars and the acknowledged decline in age-related speed and performance (rea...
by Gravity Man
17 Jan 2019, 3:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: thought this was worth a look
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Re: thought this was worth a look

Crediting 'cyclingnorthwales.co.uk' - During the Second World War Liverpool CTC members were formed into an ARP Messenger Corp. Here they are being addressed by Percy Brazendale, Chairman of CTC Council 1922-46.

It really was 'All hands to the plough' in those days !
by Gravity Man
16 Jan 2019, 10:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Introductions - tell us about yourself
Replies: 1146
Views: 333205

Re: Introductions - tell us about yourself

Hello All. I've been lurking this forum for the last couple of years and have really enjoyed reading about all of your exploits, experiences, opinions, likes, dislikes, pet peeves, etc, etc. I live near Wrexham, North East Wales .... in the hilly bit to the south .... for anyone else from around th...