Search found 1951 matches

by Ben@Forest
23 Aug 2019, 7:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Give up flying?
Replies: 267
Views: 11473

Re: Give up flying?

Shoes? If you mean leather, we can definitely manage without that. Various textiles make quite a good shoe for most purposes (I think vegan DMs are available?!) I confess I do like a proper leather shoe though. Only worn for interviews/weddings/funerals mainly these days ... Most faux leathers for ...
by Ben@Forest
23 Aug 2019, 9:01am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: where is this?
Replies: 108
Views: 3288

Re: where is this?

IMG_20190519_130415.jpg


This one?
by Ben@Forest
22 Aug 2019, 5:27am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: where is this?
Replies: 108
Views: 3288

Re: where is this?

bovlomov wrote:1355? The only events I can find are riots in Oxford and the Battle of Nesbit Moor (which I'd never heard of).


The reason I guessed Penderyn from the first clue was Porridge S1 Ep 5 was filmed around there (the Ronne Barker original). For 5 to 2 could it be diet related?
by Ben@Forest
21 Aug 2019, 7:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: where is this?
Replies: 108
Views: 3288

Re: where is this?

Penderyn, Wales?
by Ben@Forest
21 Aug 2019, 7:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 50 books to read before you...Favourite Classic books
Replies: 47
Views: 1388

Re: 50 books to read before you...Favourite Classic books

Anyone like me and completely abandoned fiction? No, but like a lot of men l read far more history and biography than fiction. I was at a literary festival recently and that was discussed, it is apparently a statisical fact. At the moment it's Roman Britain by Patricia Southern (and it's excellent)...
by Ben@Forest
21 Aug 2019, 9:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 50 books to read before you...Favourite Classic books
Replies: 47
Views: 1388

Re: 50 books to read before you...Favourite Classic books

Could most people read back then, the lower classes too? The first British national report in literacy in 1840 found 67% of men and 51% of women were literate. In 1775 it had been estimated 56% of men were literate. No figures but it's almost definite Scotland was more literate than England and Wal...
by Ben@Forest
19 Aug 2019, 6:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: where is this?
Replies: 108
Views: 3288

Re: where is this?

Tinpotflowers wrote:Here is another photograph near by I took on the same day.


Is that a pedalo? (I don't know why I'm trying, if it's in the south of England I've got no chance beyond listing every boating lake on Google)...
by Ben@Forest
19 Aug 2019, 5:26am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: where is this?
Replies: 108
Views: 3288

Re: where is this?

Tinpotflowers wrote:Mr Trump was my neighbour for a short time?


On the Thames? (he says with the confidence of someone who's never been on the Thames)
by Ben@Forest
18 Aug 2019, 8:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 50 books to read before you...Favourite Classic books
Replies: 47
Views: 1388

Re: 50 books to read before you...Favourite Classic books

Dickens and Hardy are worth trying, but are they outdated now? By that rationale every contemporary novel is outdated the moment it's published. Why read the works of Graham Greene, George Orwell, Kingsley or Martin Amis, Nick Hornby, Zadie Smith.... I think reading a contemporaneous novel publishe...
by Ben@Forest
18 Aug 2019, 7:49am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 50 books to read before you...Favourite Classic books
Replies: 47
Views: 1388

Re: 50 books to read before you...Favourite Classic books

Pride and Prejudice - a puckish satire on early 19th C mores.

To Kill A Mockingbird - race, conventions and justice or injustice in pre-civil rights southern USA, seen through the eyes of a child.
by Ben@Forest
17 Aug 2019, 6:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Give up flying?
Replies: 267
Views: 11473

Re: Give up flying?

Where it does work well is pasture; grass, sheep, cows and solar panels work well together. Nice and cool, doesn't take up any space and keeps the cattle cool in the hot sun. Win win. Not quite, NFU/BRE best practice recommends NOT putting cattle or horses in with solar panels, because they rub up ...
by Ben@Forest
17 Aug 2019, 10:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Give up flying?
Replies: 267
Views: 11473

Re: Give up flying?

The point I was making is that if we in the West want individuals in emergent nations to adopt green lifestyles as their wealth increases, we cannot do differently ourselves. We're too late, air travel is projected to grow exponentially and principally through emergent nations. It would take an unp...
by Ben@Forest
17 Aug 2019, 9:04am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Give up flying?
Replies: 267
Views: 11473

Re: Give up flying?

This sounds very interesting, what book is it you're referencing and is it good as a general layman's overview of the topic? Frans Vera - Grazing Ecology and Forest History. It's good and it was groundbreaking, not that everyone will subscribe to his theory of course. I'd say it's only readable if ...
by Ben@Forest
16 Aug 2019, 1:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Give up flying?
Replies: 267
Views: 11473

Re: Give up flying?

^^ ben@forest ------- Sorry if you found my post overly long. It was merely an attempt to outline what I consider observable truths about felling trees by primitive means. The quote does not have a citation because, as I said, it is not hard evidence. If you copy and paste it into Google I'm sure y...
by Ben@Forest
16 Aug 2019, 12:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Give up flying?
Replies: 267
Views: 11473

Re: Give up flying?

If one considers the population expansion of the UK it seems likely to me that deforestation was for the most part a gradual process. Accelerated by the larger conflicts and populations in and around medieval times. Finally reaching a zenith around the time of the Napoleonic conflicts and WW1. Cert...