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by al_yrpal
29 Feb 2020, 10:19am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How's your weather?
Replies: 105
Views: 2884

Re: How's your weather?

With all the dire warnings of rain and wind yesterday I joined 6 other old U3A Codgers for a 5 mile walk. It turned out to be a Wade! The mud was appalling, the fields were really soggy, new springs were bursting out of banks and creating new streams. Two dropped out before we left and one met us in...
by al_yrpal
25 Feb 2020, 2:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chrome plating - progress and advice on next ateps
Replies: 14
Views: 446

Re: Chrome plating - progress and advice on next ateps

Chrome is extremely hard, you cant really polish it You can only get it stripped polished and replated. That involves a copper flash, then nickel and finally chrome.

Al
by al_yrpal
25 Feb 2020, 11:08am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How's your weather?
Replies: 105
Views: 2884

Re: How's your weather?

Chilly and damp, though at dawn the prospect was sunny and bright but windy. Weather forecast was right though, as it's chucking it down again. Next nice(?) day forecast is Thursday. This is getting to be a pain in the wotsit. My cycling is really taking a hit, but I'm very glad there's no snow or ...
by al_yrpal
23 Feb 2020, 4:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: No More Extra 9 Months on Passport After Early Renewal
Replies: 119
Views: 3748

Re: Proper British Passports

Why did Gurkha have two funnels and only one gas turbine? That's a good question and deserves a good answer. The Tribal Class frigates had a single screw - landlubbers call them propellors. One single shaft through a gearbox that was fed by a steam turbine which in turn was fed by an oil-fed boiler...
by al_yrpal
23 Feb 2020, 4:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sunday strict observance on Outer Hebrides northern isles
Replies: 71
Views: 1908

Re: Sunday strict observance on Outer Hebrides northern isles

I remember our b&b in Tarbett just in North Harris, the home of a Harris Tweed weaver. On the Sunday afternoon the family were singing hymns in the kitchen. That evening we went to the nearby Harris Hotel Hotel for our evening meal. Cant say generally, but they wont let you starve, lovely folk. Al
by al_yrpal
23 Feb 2020, 10:44am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: No More Extra 9 Months on Passport After Early Renewal
Replies: 119
Views: 3748

Proper British Passports

Why did Gurkha have two funnels and only one gas turbine?

Al
by al_yrpal
22 Feb 2020, 8:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: No More Extra 9 Months on Passport After Early Renewal
Replies: 119
Views: 3748

Re: Proper British Passports

The EU doesn't issue ID cards. National governments do. Ok, so the EU doesnt issue them but several EU member countries do and we have been accepting them instead of passports. This will cease. Al Anything that stops those dastardly Europeans besmirching our sceptered isle eh al? The EU based pickp...
by al_yrpal
22 Feb 2020, 4:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: No More Extra 9 Months on Passport After Early Renewal
Replies: 119
Views: 3748

Re: No More Extra 9 Months on Passport After Early Renewal

HarryD wrote:The EU doesn't issue ID cards. National governments do.


Ok, so the EU doesnt issue them but several EU member countries do and we have been accepting them instead of passports. This will cease.

Al
by al_yrpal
22 Feb 2020, 2:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 1154
Views: 24911

Re: Boris Johnson:

I suspect that Boris's 'instructions' say dont appear in public anywhere near flood victims who will give you a massive earful and get filmed by the media. Boris's public appearances frequently turn into PR disasters.

Al
by al_yrpal
22 Feb 2020, 12:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: No More Extra 9 Months on Passport After Early Renewal
Replies: 119
Views: 3748

Re: No More Extra 9 Months on Passport After Early Renewal

EU identity cards will no longer be valid for visiting the UK. Apparently there are many thousands of fakes circulating in the EU allowing deported foreign criminals an easy way back in.

Al
by al_yrpal
22 Feb 2020, 8:13am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Government targeting wood and coal burning.
Replies: 96
Views: 1951

Re: Government targeting wood and coal burning.

I think the concern is more about particles damaging lungs in cities rather than co2.

Al
by al_yrpal
20 Feb 2020, 5:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The next Labour Leader
Replies: 430
Views: 9279

Re: The next Labour Leader

Blair was and Boris appears to be in thrall to their advisors. Wilson had some guidance and interation :wink: with Lady Faulkener towards the end of his term. Maggie had Sir Keith Joseph but remained fully in control when she spotted how his monetary policies had totally trashed British Industry, bu...
by al_yrpal
20 Feb 2020, 4:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 1154
Views: 24911

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

Been chatting to some of my wifes Nurses and carers about the proposed new immigration rules. Indians, Philipinos, a Spanish male nurse, and several Romanians. All have settled status or are applying for it and all said Britain is a great place to live with a bright future. They all think wages for ...
by al_yrpal
20 Feb 2020, 1:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The next Labour Leader
Replies: 430
Views: 9279

Re: The next Labour Leader

Weak leaders need spin doctors and 'advisors'. They faff about with policies because they are bereft of conviction and direction. I fear thats what we have right now, a leader dedicated only to retention of power by any means above all else. Al Shock! I had you as a supporter of Johnson yet now you...
by al_yrpal
20 Feb 2020, 12:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The next Labour Leader
Replies: 430
Views: 9279

Re: The next Labour Leader

Weak leaders need spin doctors and 'advisors'. They faff about with policies because they are bereft of conviction and direction. I fear thats what we have right now, a leader dedicated only to retention of power by any means above all else.

Al