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by fausto copy
17 Feb 2019, 11:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Britain's 'angriest town.'
Replies: 50
Views: 2402

Re: Britain's 'angriest town.'

Yes, I agree. There really were supposed to be around 1,000 new homes to be built and the rumour-mongers brought up the gossip about loads of unemployed Brummies moving in. The concern was that wherever they came from there'd be no work for them around here. The development was reliant on Sainsburys...
by fausto copy
16 Feb 2019, 10:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Britain's 'angriest town.'
Replies: 50
Views: 2402

Re: Britain's 'angriest town.'

I pity those poor people in Birmingham as their heads must be spinning. First of all they're supposed to be going to Haverfordwest (where 1,000 new homes were to be built for them) then they thought they were off to Cornwall and now Mick tells them they're bound for Newcastle. It'll be Liverpool nex...
by fausto copy
11 Feb 2019, 10:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Techno Innovation?
Replies: 43
Views: 1694

Re: Techno Innovation?

Come on guys, get with it. There was a report t'other day saying cassettes were back in vogue. :lol: I recently binned all mine at the tip and now find they are going for a couple of quid each. :roll: Mind you, now deaf as a donut, I flogged most * of my vinyl last year and my precious Pink Triangle...
by fausto copy
9 Feb 2019, 12:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Britain's 'angriest town.'
Replies: 50
Views: 2402

Re: Britain's 'angriest town.'

Oligopolies can always cross-subsidise until a new store/hotel gets established: they'll have done their research. J.[/quote] A few years back a fellow village resident of mine, a shop owner and quite an entrepreneur opened a large grocery store in St.Davids. That too was met with lots of local opp...
by fausto copy
9 Feb 2019, 10:47am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Britain's 'angriest town.'
Replies: 50
Views: 2402

Re: Britain's 'angriest town.'

Despite a long battle, a Premier Inn has been approved for the small city of St.David's. I didn't get involved in the issue myself, but obviously the local hoteliers and B&B owners are up in arms. I can't see that it'll bring much employment to the area, though it may bring employees in. Given h...
by fausto copy
9 Feb 2019, 10:41am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Libraries, public, renaissance of: DDC 020.336
Replies: 173
Views: 8664

Re: Libraries, public, renaissance of: DDC 020.336

It seems I must stand /sit corrected, as last week when driving into town, we spotted a mobile library van.
It wasn't as big as the old one that used to visit our village and don't know where it was headed.
Must investigate; watch this space. :wink:
by fausto copy
8 Feb 2019, 1:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: scam calls
Replies: 8
Views: 917

Re: scam calls

Had one at lunch time and I just let it say what it wanted and then it dropped out.

Coincidentally, went to check my emails on my Mac and there was an email from BT telling me how to ignore scams and to report any to BT.com/Scams

How do I know that was a genuine message and link from BT?
by fausto copy
5 Feb 2019, 1:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Eight O'clock Pips
Replies: 31
Views: 2033

Re: Eight O'clock Pips

I get pips at 2 o'clock, 4 o'clock, 8 o'clock and 10 o'clock.
I've vowed to give up eating raspberries. :(
by fausto copy
5 Feb 2019, 11:26am
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Peugeot Pantera 20" - 51cm
Replies: 0
Views: 1060

Peugeot Pantera 20" - 51cm

This was my son's bike that I refurbished a couple of years ago, but hasn't been used much since (approx 50 miles). It's a mid-1990's Peugeot Pantera 20" (51cm) centre to top steel frame. Fitted with down tube levers, it was originally 12 speed but I've converted it to 18 speed to cope better w...
by fausto copy
5 Feb 2019, 10:34am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Microshift micro-index bar-end shivers etc. SOLD.
Replies: 4
Views: 1185

Re: Microshift micro-index bar-end shivers etc. SOLD.

Just out of interest, are these shivers only to be used in this cold weather. :wink:
by fausto copy
4 Feb 2019, 12:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rugger Starts At 19.25 Tonight - Eng V Irl Tommorow Spoilers Possible!
Replies: 27
Views: 1669

Re: Rugger Starts At 19.25 Tonight - Eng V Irl Tommorow Spoilers Possible!

England were phenomenal last night, fair play. Is that coming from a Welshman in Wales, or (like me) an Englishman n Wales. :) A Welshman in Wales. Although my family tree shows I'm Devon and Sussex on Dad's side and the North-East of England on Mam's side which probably explains why I've never bee...
by fausto copy
4 Feb 2019, 8:29am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rugger Starts At 19.25 Tonight - Eng V Irl Tommorow Spoilers Possible!
Replies: 27
Views: 1669

Re: Rugger Starts At 19.25 Tonight - Eng V Irl Tommorow Spoilers Possible!

Spinners wrote:England were phenomenal last night, fair play.


Is that coming from a Welshman in Wales, or (like me) an Englishman n Wales. :)
by fausto copy
2 Feb 2019, 9:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who do you resemble?
Replies: 34
Views: 1860

Re: Who do you resemble?

I must be a bit of a mongrel as I've been told I look like Kenny Everett, Geoff Capes and a chap off the kids programme Rent-a-ghost :? I've met you,though it was a quite a long time ago I have to agree :) Yes, and as I recall I don't see any resemblance to you and Rudolph Nureyev; but thankfully h...
by fausto copy
2 Feb 2019, 9:40am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who do you resemble?
Replies: 34
Views: 1860

Re: Who do you resemble?

Bonefishblues wrote:
fausto copy wrote:I must be a bit of a mongrel as I've been told I look like Kenny Everett, Geoff Capes and a chap off the kids programme Rent-a-ghost :?

That must have been quite a depressing day then.


Never mind a depressing day, I've never recovered in over 30 years. :wink: