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by Flinders
13 Dec 2018, 9:03am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9572
Views: 241652

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

There is probably a lot more to be wrung out of the Deal, whatever is said in public. What makes you think that? (genuine question, I'm not being snarky). EU leaders have all said they won't countenance any more tinkering with the deal as it is. If anything changes, then everything negotiated so fa...
by Flinders
11 Dec 2018, 9:50am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9572
Views: 241652

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

" I sometimes wish I were able to hibernate till March 29th just to avoid it altogether." Need to choose a "year" between "29th" and "just" - 2019 far too soon to avoid all the ramifications of the exercise of the people's will and the last 2 years. Letting m...
by Flinders
10 Dec 2018, 4:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 148
Views: 11160

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

:mrgreen:
brynpoeth wrote:bmw: bin masslos wichtig/i am unimaginably important

bmw: bin von mercedes weggeworfen/discarded by mercedes :wink:
by Flinders
10 Dec 2018, 4:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9572
Views: 241652

Re: ** The Brexit Thread u ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Surely vegetables can be harvested by machines, surely? Maybe machines could be used, but it is cheaper to employ cheap foreign labour from abroad, those Polish catholics stay in the UK and have lots of children :wink: "British jobs for British robots!" I've read that there are now machin...
by Flinders
10 Dec 2018, 4:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9572
Views: 241652

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Is anyone on here poor now? I was, unemployed under Labour in the 1970s, my unemployment money ran out before the weekly cheque came Later, had an enjoyable job with too little money, was better off on the dole Can't remember it so well, I am not poor now but experiences surely influence one later ...
by Flinders
10 Dec 2018, 4:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mystic Mogg Brexit Purgatory Predictions
Replies: 33
Views: 898

Re: Mystic Mogg Brexit Purgatory Predictions

Looks like purgatory will continue for weeks to come yet. What fun. Meanwhile, as the politicians fiddle whilst Rome burns, businesses and people like me are tearing our hair out and banging our heads against walls because we have to make decisions we can't make until we know what the drattedwhatch...
by Flinders
9 Dec 2018, 8:51pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: A decent saddle.
Replies: 25
Views: 17050

Re: A decent saddle.

I've got a Manta saddle, it's terrible! Hard to get on and off, not comfortable and makes it hard for me to steer the bike as the hinge means you can't shift your weight as well. Once a cycle courier chum was visiting/skiving at my work, I asked him to nip across the road to get some bacon rolls. W...
by Flinders
4 Dec 2018, 12:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Down Side To Smart Meters..Before I sign Up
Replies: 151
Views: 2921

Re: Down Side To Smart Meters..Before I sign Up

Black and Decker seem to fit good batteries - never had any problems with my Dewalt stuff. Every B&D battery pack (bar one) I've had has died on me. Usually a single cell, so I pull it out and put a new one in. Once I've fixed them they're fine. I have a few B&D rechargeable gardening thing...
by Flinders
30 Nov 2018, 7:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lake District - protect in aspic for visitors?
Replies: 35
Views: 761

Re: Lake District - protect in aspic for visitors?

I heard the RAF thing. I do wonder if that was partly a clincher to save other faces, but the RAF do a lot of low-flying in the area. I've not seen them round Thirlmere as it happens, I've seen them mostly around Buttermere, but I spend less time round Thirlmere and it could be an 'escape route' eve...
by Flinders
30 Nov 2018, 6:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Closet supporter of brexit tester?
Replies: 20
Views: 466

Re: Closet supporter of brexit tester?

Boring explanation: It has its effect only if your eyes move. If you hold them still, it stops. It's supposed to be a stress indcator, I suspect because people's eyes to tend to jump about images if they are stressed. My Stress Indicator works like this: 'Stressed' - Flinders is ratty, snappy 'Very...
by Flinders
30 Nov 2018, 3:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Closet supporter of brexit tester?
Replies: 20
Views: 466

Re: Closet supporter of brexit tester?

Boring explanation: It has its effect only if your eyes move. If you hold them still, it stops. It's supposed to be a stress indcator, I suspect because people's eyes to tend to jump about images if they are stressed. My Stress Indicator works like this: 'Stressed' - Flinders is ratty, snappy 'Very ...
by Flinders
30 Nov 2018, 3:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Down Side To Smart Meters..Before I sign Up
Replies: 151
Views: 2921

Re: Down Side To Smart Meters..Before I sign Up

I'm currently beyond annoyed by npower, who keep bullying my elderly parents about having a smart meter fitted. npower have been told again and again by phone and email that my parents have no use for one, do not want one, and that they cannot cope with the continual bullying 'we have made an appoin...
by Flinders
29 Nov 2018, 7:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Democracy?
Replies: 72
Views: 1605

Re: Democracy?

Hi, Longer than you think. IF labour (Corbie "ThisMorning" TV now) now say they will go for r2 if they cant force a GE. (might be saying that if there a NO deal?) And their leader now says if they get into power they will go for a customs union......................and a transition period...
by Flinders
27 Nov 2018, 10:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lancashire Day 27 November 2018
Replies: 84
Views: 3099

Re: Lancashire Day 27 November 2017

A few yards up the road from Puddleducks camouflaged in the trees.:- https://www.google.com/maps/place/100,000+Telephone+box+in+the+centre+of+Great+Britain/@53.9458198,-2.5179373,170m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x487b789e23ca3b7d:0xd3289610ddfa0ccc!8m2!3d53.9456806!4d-2.5184662?hl=en-GB By the way the...
by Flinders
27 Nov 2018, 9:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lancashire Day 27 November 2018
Replies: 84
Views: 3099

Re: Lancashire Day 27 November 2018

Dr who starting in 10 mins apparently set around pendle witch trials. No idea what locations they used. If not the wondrous pendle the producers sbould be hung. Or whatever they did to those unfortunate women. Oof, just saw this post, we've missed it, 'cos we don't watch Dr Who. How was it? I watch...