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by dodger
17 Feb 2019, 3:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Jihadi Brides and their Children.
Replies: 77
Views: 1593

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: 33
Views: 1066

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: 77
Views: 1593

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: 77
Views: 1593

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: 5
Views: 574

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: 1468

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...
by dodger
31 Jan 2019, 12:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: NT National Trust going 'downmarket'?
Replies: 36
Views: 2194

Re: NT National Trust going 'downmarket'?

It's interesting how inheritance tax over the years have led to paper rich people being forced to hand over their house to the tax man / NT. A blessed relief being forced into that I reckon. I mean you can blame the previous generation for not making sufficient provision to prevent it. You get out ...
by dodger
2 Feb 2018, 9:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Low sugar jam
Replies: 27
Views: 1670

Re: Low sugar jam

A company called Wholearth used to sell lower sugar jam. They used apple concentrate and I found it delicious. Haven't looked for it recently because we make our own and just use less sugar.
by dodger
14 Jan 2018, 10:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: BBC or CTC
Replies: 27
Views: 832

Re: BBC or CTC

The trouble with "news" from any source is that it's been filtered endlessly by people we never see or know, based on what they think is worth broadcasting. (Or more to the point, what they think will grab the public's attention) The worst media organs also simply surf for news stories tha...
by dodger
2 Jan 2018, 2:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The top of Britain: we love Scotland!
Replies: 46
Views: 3561

Re: The top of Britain: we love Scotland!

It's the space, the scenery but mainly the people.
Not a Scot, but the ancestors were, until they were forced out to make a living.
Gone soft now, after generations of Southern easy life, but what a joy it would be to be resident - except for the midges and maybe the weather!
by dodger
2 Jan 2018, 2:10pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Santander to Cherbourg in May
Replies: 9
Views: 3089

Re: Santander to Cherbourg in May

Totally pot luck on weather. When I went the opposite way a few years ago in May it was bloody cold and wet for much of the time. At least the wind is more likely to be with you.
by dodger
19 Dec 2017, 8:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New TV
Replies: 53
Views: 1596

Re: New TV

I bought a Toshiba and a Cello, but both only lasted 2-3 years, so the next one will be a decent make. Decided to listen to the sound first though, because most flat screens seem to have poor sound quality. I could buy a sound box I guess, but that's more cost!
by dodger
19 Dec 2017, 8:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Underfloor heating.
Replies: 9
Views: 588

Re: Underfloor heating.

My brother installed electric underfloor heating in his kitchen and utility with thin insulating panels under and quarry tiles over. It is heaven to walk on in your bare feet or socks and takes the chill off the room. I don't know running cost, although you can work that out from the wattage you ins...
by dodger
13 Oct 2017, 10:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Light bulbs.....
Replies: 4
Views: 517

Re: Light bulbs.....

I think the problem is that they don't transmit the full spectrum of wavelengths, so it never feels quite right. I use 5 watt LEDs in a number of spotlights (the GU10 size) and although they aren't bad for light, they aren't as good as the old 50 watt halogens, which itself isn't as good as normal d...
by dodger
5 Sep 2017, 8:53am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camino of St James
Replies: 15
Views: 1984

Re: Camino of St James

If you can still find it, "Pilgrim's Road" by Bettina Selby is a good read and has lots of local flavour and gentle humour.
Published in 1995 by Abacus.