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by Flinders
17 Apr 2018, 11:40am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tracey Emin
Replies: 49
Views: 1281

Re: Tracey Emin

I can only contribute two things to the debate, I reckon. 1. I'm not qualified to judge modern 'art' (the apostrophes are significant [emoji38] ) . 2. I can't stand Tracy Emin. Having said that, I back off... :wink: I could contribute two things to the debate (but C B A) 1. I've got a degree in Art...
by Flinders
16 Apr 2018, 1:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tracey Emin
Replies: 49
Views: 1281

Re: Tracey Emin

Like most of my fellow professional artists, I get fed up (and profane) when people ask me to explain the likes of Emin's stuff. However, the simple and polite version, suitable for a family forum is: 'By playing (not nearly as well as a competent professional actor) the role of Bad Girl, she does v...
by Flinders
16 Apr 2018, 1:05pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Blood pressure
Replies: 8
Views: 350

Re: Blood pressure

Recently blood pressure readings are high - 165/87 typically. (I am overweight by a stone if that is anything to go by) Unexpectedly, after doing a hardish ride pressure readings are lower at about 142/79, on getting home. Any thoughts on why.? I would expect readings to be the same. Pressure readi...
by Flinders
16 Apr 2018, 9:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Blond buffoon caught lying yet again.
Replies: 231
Views: 5116

Re: Blond buffoon caught lying yet again.

well not much to choose between any of them? so Corbyn wants Incontrovertible proof that the Russians tried to nerve gas the father and duaghter Skripals? No wonder his popularity is plummeting. What does he want? a smal vial that had the stuff in it with made in Russia on it and Putins finger prin...
by Flinders
16 Apr 2018, 9:19am
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Persuading a reluctant 5yo
Replies: 27
Views: 508

Re: Persuading a reluctant 5yo

I learned to ride a bike somewhat late in life (in my 20s). I actually learned to ride a bike alone, in London, with no help except advice on what bike to get (from a tutor at college who was a keen cyclist), and Richard's Bicycle Book. I understood at the time (1980s) that stabilisers (not availabl...
by Flinders
10 Apr 2018, 11:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Blond buffoon caught lying yet again.
Replies: 231
Views: 5116

Re: Blond buffoon caught lying yet again.

As with any politician there will be opposing opinions and controversies I don't think there is any controversy or difference of opinion about the fact that Boris lied in this instance (and previously). But yes there is difference of opinion about whether he should resign over it. Some of us will t...
by Flinders
10 Apr 2018, 12:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hither Green 'burglar' stabbing: Man, 78, arrested
Replies: 115
Views: 3841

Re: Hither Green 'burglar' stabbing: Man, 78, arrested

The flowers are dead in a coupe of days,and go slimy and stink after that. It must be a disgusting job to clear them up, and difficult to know when to do it to avoid the 'professionally offended' brigade. I have no idea why people do it, bar very close relatives and friends who I suppose may feel so...
by Flinders
10 Apr 2018, 11:55am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Blond buffoon caught lying yet again.
Replies: 231
Views: 5116

Re: Blond buffoon caught lying yet again.

AFAIK, the only sackable offence for a politician related to truthfulness is misleading Parliament. Also AFAIK, Bozzer's sacking were when he was a journo. I think the democratic rationale is that if you are elected in spite of things known about you, then the electorate has somehow forgiven you. W...
by Flinders
9 Apr 2018, 11:30am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Blond buffoon caught lying yet again.
Replies: 231
Views: 5116

Re: Blond buffoon caught lying yet again.

You do know it's in the job description don't you? Along with lawyers, barristers, estate agents and car salespersons. The problem is being caught lying. In Boris' position this doesn't just lead to loss of personal credibility, it causes actual damage to Britain and British citizens. Just ask the ...
by Flinders
9 Apr 2018, 11:26am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Blond buffoon caught lying yet again.
Replies: 231
Views: 5116

Re: Blond buffoon caught lying yet again.

How may one determine whether a politrickian is lying? You do know it's in the job description don't you? Along with lawyers, barristers, estate agents and car salespersons. Sadly it's become a question of degree, not absolutes. So all too often you can only look to vote for the ones who lie least....
by Flinders
8 Apr 2018, 10:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Blond buffoon caught lying yet again.
Replies: 231
Views: 5116

Re: Blond buffoon caught lying yet again.

Johnson has plenty of form for lying. He's been sacked for it at least once.
by Flinders
8 Apr 2018, 10:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Live-in Care - Experiences? Seeking advice or thoughts
Replies: 31
Views: 1436

Re: Live-in Care - Experiences? Seeking advice or thoughts

... I'm reading CQC reports but only to avoid those that are anything other than Good (i.e. ignore just treat any "bad" as an indication but not treating "good" as having any useful meaning). ... This is only something I've read ( Private Eye ) but it's been suggested that the C...
by Flinders
7 Apr 2018, 3:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Live-in Care - Experiences? Seeking advice or thoughts
Replies: 31
Views: 1436

Re: Live-in Care - Experiences? Seeking advice or thoughts

I'm not sure how the arithmetic for live-in care works out. Assuming the carers are paid the minimum hourly wage, rather than some ruse with au pairs or similar, there are 168 hours in a week and taking the hourly rate at a tenner - it will be more with on-costs - that's well over three grand a mon...
by Flinders
7 Apr 2018, 3:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Live-in Care - Experiences? Seeking advice or thoughts
Replies: 31
Views: 1436

Re: Live-in Care - Experiences? Seeking advice or thoughts

I could have given them more than one cast-iron reason to shut the place down; I didn't because some of us at the coalface did everything we could to give the residents a decent life. My experience of these places is that they don't run for the benefit of the people who live there, but for the bene...
by Flinders
1 Apr 2018, 10:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pay to pee?
Replies: 68
Views: 2745

Re: Pay to pee?

Near home I know where free toilets are, sometimes one can use a train toilet without buying a ticket, some trains have long layovers between trips My digestion is very good because I have porridge every day, Number 2s are always done at home Someone did ask here: why are the facilities at withersp...