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by ferrit worrier
28 Sep 2020, 12:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Unwelcome visitors
Replies: 47
Views: 1857

Re: Unwelcome visitors

We've had a rat problem for some years now, but only in the garden so far, thankfully. They seem to love the compost bin - probably because (a) it's warm, and (b) there's lots of edible (?) stuff in there. They chew holes in the side of the (plastic) bin, which I then have to patch up with pieces c...
by ferrit worrier
25 Sep 2020, 8:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Where is this photo taken ?
Replies: 56
Views: 1608

Re: Where,s this?

A few clues, the presence of Velux style windows in the roof the two modern flues in the chimneys suggests modern architecture. but why so apparently isolated?
the white barge boards suggest UPVC along with the windows reinforces the modern era
by ferrit worrier
21 Sep 2020, 7:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: paypal scammers
Replies: 13
Views: 388

paypal scammers

just had a text message off +447957474711 advising me to accept new terms and conditions or be suspended.

I've left out the prefix but the rest of the web site is ://user-terms5492.com yeh like I'm not that daft. the phone number is none existent

take care out there you guys

Malc
by ferrit worrier
21 Sep 2020, 5:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 1023
Views: 77728

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

Last week I had to deliver a eulogy for my Dad who passed away at age 92 a good innings. he always liked a good joke and he was a well respected member of his local church and could be seen in a corner sharing a joke or two. So I decided to keep up his tradition and told Cycling guys joke about the ...
by ferrit worrier
11 Sep 2020, 7:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rush hour in Bournville
Replies: 20
Views: 569

Re: Rush hour in Bournville

could be before the rule was made to drive on the left?
by ferrit worrier
1 Sep 2020, 11:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Three new food stores, why?
Replies: 20
Views: 617

Re: Two new food stores, why?

landsurfer wrote:Because it makes commercial sense to them .... and their the experts .............



Ah yes but "ex" is an unknown quantity and a "xpert" is a drip under pressure
by ferrit worrier
28 Aug 2020, 8:31am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 25 Years Ago the most significant Windows operating system was launched
Replies: 42
Views: 1051

Re: 25 Years Ago the most significant Windows operating system was launched

I do remember one of my nephews who worked in IT telling me that an American warship was using a flavour of Win 95 and a certain error message cropped up

"A fatal exception error has occurred. press any key to continue"
response
" A thermo Nuclear device has been launched"
by ferrit worrier
25 Aug 2020, 5:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Earliest pics on a bike
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Earliest pics on a bike

Looking through some old photo's from my Dads I came across this snap shot of me on my first bike. I remember it well. My grandparents bought it for me from the bike shop in Northenden Manchester and I rode it home to Royal Oak in Wythenshawe, a couple of miles at least. (obviously getting in some t...
by ferrit worrier
24 Aug 2020, 8:18am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Berridale braes
Replies: 53
Views: 80903

Re: Berridale braes

It would appear the new road is open

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland- ... s-53866528

Malc
by ferrit worrier
24 Jul 2020, 4:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Unfortunate URLs
Replies: 10
Views: 458

Re: Unfortunate URLs

[XAP]Bob wrote:Don't forget experts exchange....


Don't be an expert X is an unknown quantity and a spurt is a drip under pressure
by ferrit worrier
22 Jul 2020, 6:57pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?
Replies: 152
Views: 12280

Re: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

Very good, I like the trackwork, I take photos of junctions, double-slips, perfect geometry and patterns 4'8.5" track I mean :wink: The zigzag patterns of catenaries are interesting too, the wires are typically a few hundred meters long, might be difficult to get a 400-mile copper wire to stre...
by ferrit worrier
22 Jul 2020, 5:52pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?
Replies: 152
Views: 12280

Re: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

Certainly Cyril :D below is the engine shed being constructed from styrene strip and sheet the base of brick is built up from two thick layers of card and is fixed to the base board the upper part of the shed is removable... (I hope :lol: ) engine shed3.1.JPG next is the shed being covered in the sh...
by ferrit worrier
22 Jul 2020, 5:20pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?
Replies: 152
Views: 12280

Re: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

For the last "N"( many) years ( too long to remember when I started ) I've been working on a model railway, end to end style about 45 feet long in the loft most of the electrics are done. control is analogue, 00 gauge. over the last couple of days I've been building a small platform that s...
by ferrit worrier
20 Jul 2020, 6:18pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Three Word Story Game (again)
Replies: 8147
Views: 314825

Re: Three Word Story Game (again)

I do said The headmaster’s pet hamster while building a cardboard model of Niagra Falls. complete with a