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by dodger
24 Sep 2019, 8:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Would you Abolish Eton?
Replies: 82
Views: 1740

Re: Would you Abolish Eton?

The key is to improve state schools significantly, whilst removing any tax relief for privately run schools. I know several people who struggle to pay private school fees because the only state school open to their children is of poor quality. We aren't looking at elitism here, but a natural reactio...
by dodger
23 Sep 2019, 8:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclists v Tummy fat( Power/weight ratio implications)
Replies: 41
Views: 1624

Re: Cyclists v Tummy fat( Power/weight ratio implications)

Lots of talk about body type. What interests me is the ectomorph. The reason?? My older brother was this, with long limbs, long digits, double jointed. The reason I'm posting this is that he died suddenly from what we later found to be MARFANS SYNDROME. If anyone reading this is, say, a Peter Crouch...
by dodger
17 Sep 2019, 7:26pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: GREEN JERSEY CYCLE TOURS
Replies: 0
Views: 208

GREEN JERSEY CYCLE TOURS

My brother and I have just returned from a week's tour of the Dordogne and Lot, organised by this company. Can't praise them enough. It's a small company offering a wide range of tours in France, plus LeJog over here. We flew to Bergerac airport and were picked up there, provided with bikes and take...
by dodger
17 Sep 2019, 7:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Billy no mates, channel to the med
Replies: 28
Views: 1438

Re: Billy no mates, channel to the med

Have a look at Green Jersey Cycle Tours. They offer a Calais to Nice tour, fully supported. Just been on a tour with them and they are professional. Lots of support, pre-booked hotels, tea, coffee and cake, pre-booked restaurants and transport of all luggage. Not the cheapest, but you get what you p...
by dodger
16 Apr 2019, 4:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: FILUMS ..to see.
Replies: 316
Views: 38514

Re: FILUMS ..to see.

Life of Brian 40th anniversary screening around the country this thursday (18th). Yippee
by dodger
31 Mar 2019, 3:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: EARLY SWALLOWS
Replies: 8
Views: 847

EARLY SWALLOWS

Saw my first pair today at Rame Head in S E Cornwall. Is this a record?
Certainly the earliest I've ever seen any.
by dodger
20 Feb 2019, 7:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The gang of how many?
Replies: 214
Views: 9170

Re: The gang of how many?

I wish my local MP, Sherrell Murray, would resign. So much for MPs representing all of their constituents. She is a prime example of the far right of the Tory Party. Her voting record is shameful on the rights of ordinary voters. But, she must be pleasing a fair number, since she got in with a large...
by dodger
20 Feb 2019, 7:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Jihadi Brides and their Children.
Replies: 310
Views: 12516

Re: Jihadi Brides and their Children.

It seems to me that the far right Tory tail is wagging the dog yet again.
Our HS is pandering to the Rees-Moggs of this world as a way of establishing his right to rule as soon as he can lever Theresa out of the door.
by dodger
17 Feb 2019, 9:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Jihadi Brides and their Children.
Replies: 310
Views: 12516

Re: Jihadi Brides and their Children.

SHE WAS ONLY 15. She probably spent most of her time caring for her children and doing what the men, including her husband, told her. All the vitriol might be better directed at the odious right wing extremists that permeate parts of our society. The threat from them is real, not imagined and it se...
by dodger
17 Feb 2019, 3:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Jihadi Brides and their Children.
Replies: 310
Views: 12516

Re: Jihadi Brides and their Children.

<SNIP - why bother quoting the whole post immediately above. ?> SHE WAS ONLY 15. She probably spent most of her time caring for her children and doing what the men, including her husband, told her. All the vitriol might be better directed at the odious right wing extremists that permeate parts of o...
by dodger
16 Feb 2019, 3:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite Museums
Replies: 53
Views: 3099

Re: Favourite Museums

The old black house in the north of Lewis was a superb find. Lived in until the mid 20th Century and with a traditional peat fire burning in the middle of the floor.
No chimney, so the smoke is a bit asthma inducing. I felt a bit kippered by the time I came out.
by dodger
16 Feb 2019, 3:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Jihadi Brides and their Children.
Replies: 310
Views: 12516

Re: Jihadi Brides and their Children.

There are similarities between some comments on this forum and the hardline comments from Trump about his Mexican neighbours. Try and remember how savvy you were at 15. She's still a relatively ignorant child/young person. We are a so-called christian nation so let's see some christianity or just ol...
by dodger
15 Feb 2019, 7:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Jihadi Brides and their Children.
Replies: 310
Views: 12516

Re: Jihadi Brides and their Children.

This girl was indoctrinated at the age of 15, maybe even led that way a bit before this. Have you raised children? Do you know children? If so,you know that at 15 they are often naive and likely to see events in black and white terms. Their idealism is strong and can be manipulated. Given time and t...
by dodger
10 Feb 2019, 9:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Velodyssee Roscoff to Nantes - by Brompton??
Replies: 15
Views: 2674

Re: Velodyssee Roscoff to Nantes - by Brompton??

The only rough section I encountered was from Redon to Nantes. Not so good on a large wheel bike, even less so on a Brompton. But, the surfaces are regularly upgraded, so maybe now it's fine.
by dodger
31 Jan 2019, 12:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pilgrims ways
Replies: 11
Views: 1547

Re: Pilgrims ways

I set out merrily on the Santiago route back in 2015, intending to travel from home in Cornwall to Santiago, about 1000 miles. The first week was a bit damp, but travelling with no.1 son was great. I was a bit lonely when he peeled off at Nantes, but spent the next week pushing on southwards, aiming...