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by dodger
16 Apr 2019, 4:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: FILUMS ..to see.
Replies: 265
Views: 28333

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: 802

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: 9102

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: 12281

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: 12281

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: 12281

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: 51
Views: 2902

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: 12281

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: 12281

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: 14
Views: 2204

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: 1528

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: 43
Views: 2477

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: 1713

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: 859

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: 3616

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!