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by 661-Pete
15 Aug 2019, 9:01am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Give up flying?
Replies: 232
Views: 9471

Re: Give up flying?

Plenty of people, it seems, have nothing but insults to pour on Greta. Remember, she's only 16 - though she's achieved more in her few years than most people (like me) have done in their threescore-and-ten. The latest ugly attack comes from one Arron Banks - wishing her to meet with a "freak ya...
by 661-Pete
14 Aug 2019, 9:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 18150
Views: 451216

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

At Boris Johnson’s first ever ‘People’s PMQs’, it took the prime minister less than 10 seconds to start lying
I hope they've fireproofed the front bench on the government side, in the House of Commons... :twisted:
by 661-Pete
14 Aug 2019, 1:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 402
Views: 43908

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

Was it because her account was frozen?
by 661-Pete
14 Aug 2019, 9:11am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Quoting
Replies: 13
Views: 405

Re: Quoting

Incidentally, if you want to make text invisible on this forum (until selected), you should set it to one or other of the following colours: [color=#E1EBF2]Use this colour setting if the post will appear on a darker panel[/color] [color=#ECF3F7]Use this colour setting if the post will appear on a li...
by 661-Pete
14 Aug 2019, 9:00am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Quoting
Replies: 13
Views: 405

'spoiler'?

On a related topic, wouldn't it be useful to have a "spoiler" feature? I believe some forum 'engines' support it, I don't know about phpbb. This is where part of your post is invisible until you click on it, or on a 'reveal' button. Of course making the text colour white-on-white or pale-b...
by 661-Pete
13 Aug 2019, 10:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Driving in France
Replies: 10
Views: 424

Re: Driving in France

When you are riding on a cycle track at night that is on the same side of the road as the oncoming traffic and you are getting blinded, that's why you need beam deflectors. Sorry, that doesn't make sense. Deflectors can only be used on RHD vehicles, when driving in a drive-on-the-right country . Th...
by 661-Pete
13 Aug 2019, 3:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Driving in France
Replies: 10
Views: 424

Re: Driving in France

Presumably that quote of you has a source: it might be a good idea to identify it? Anyway, I can confirm the requirement for gilets jaunes , warning triangle, GB plate (unless incorporated in your number plate), and breathalyzer. This last (obtainable from Halfords etc.) you need to carry two of the...
by 661-Pete
13 Aug 2019, 2:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: All-female cabinet?
Replies: 46
Views: 1011

Re: All-female cabinet?

Tangled Metal wrote:It's interesting what elites mean to people. Is it money, position of power, gender, education or something else?
I suppose, seeing as the word is generally used nowadays as a term of opprobrium, it's anything I'm not.... :mrgreen:
by 661-Pete
13 Aug 2019, 8:50am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: All-female cabinet?
Replies: 46
Views: 1011

Re: All-female cabinet?

I believe the late John Prescot was working class.... "The late "? "The late "???!!! Last time I heard, John Prescott was still very much alive. Anyway I'm finding it more and more meaningless to interpret the terms "working class", "middle class", etc. etc.,...
by 661-Pete
12 Aug 2019, 7:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 18150
Views: 451216

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

It may be significant that in Farage's hatchet job on the Royals (except Liz of course, he thinks she's luverly...) he fails to make any mention of Prince Andrew.

Does that mean he thinks old Yorkie's alleged peccadilloes are "quite all right then, he's one of us...."?
by 661-Pete
12 Aug 2019, 7:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: unwelcome sight during walk on Downs
Replies: 63
Views: 1756

Re: unwelcome sight during walk on Downs

Something similar happened to me when I googled "tits" - with SafeSearch off :shock: . At least it was adults. I think it was all adults... :roll: Meanwhile, I just got an answer from the National Trust. They've forwarded my message and photo to the local NT group, maybe they'll look into ...
by 661-Pete
12 Aug 2019, 4:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How is Your Eye Sight ?
Replies: 22
Views: 627

Re: Hows Your Eye Sight

One thing I noticed when I went for my eye test a couple of weeks ago: the test chart is now splashed on a computer screen and the optician changes it for each test - so you can't 'cheat' by memorising the letters! I was wondering whether this one would pop up. But it didn't... :lol: https://i.pinim...
by 661-Pete
12 Aug 2019, 4:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How is Your Eye Sight ?
Replies: 22
Views: 627

Re: Hows Your Eye Sight

mercalia wrote:name of the rose.JPG

A good film?
I thought so :wink:

I think those were just Brother William's reading glasses. He could see perfectly well.
by 661-Pete
12 Aug 2019, 2:53pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Reward for reporting idling cars.
Replies: 82
Views: 1907

Re: Reward for reporting idling cars.

Surely, there are many cars that automatically cut the engine when the car stops at, e.g. traffic lights? Either that, or there are a lot of very conscientious motorists out there. Mind doesn't have that feature, but then it's an older, basic-model car. I don't know how the system works, perhaps som...
by 661-Pete
12 Aug 2019, 2:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How is Your Eye Sight ?
Replies: 22
Views: 627

Re: Hows Your Eye Sight

Is this your optician? :lol:

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