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by Cugel
10 Nov 2019, 9:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Harrods Means-Testing kids for Xmas Grotto
Replies: 22
Views: 609

Re: Harrods Means Testing kids for Xmas Grotto

I spent 30 years in Newcastle. I never thought of Fenwick's as any other than a nice department store. Exactly. It is nice. And unusually for a department store it still has a food hall. I don't know what it's been like before but it was refurbed with tile, stone and imitation marble a couple of ye...
by Cugel
10 Nov 2019, 9:06am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Harrods Means-Testing kids for Xmas Grotto
Replies: 22
Views: 609

Re: Harrods Means Testing kids for Xmas Grotto

Hi all, I often see folk who will insist on using "Horrids" bags for all of their shopping, even in Aldi :roll: . Must be the same type of people depicted in "Ab Fab", with an obsession for Harvey Nicks? Conspicuous Consumption! Or as we would say around here - "All Fur Coa...
by Cugel
9 Nov 2019, 10:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter Air
Replies: 45
Views: 1234

Re: Winter Air

Heavy frost and ice on the roads this morning. Winter is definitely coming if it’s not here already. The trouble with using hot air, is keeping it hot. If you let it cool down then surely it loses its properties? That’s why I need winter air - less affected by cold weather. A new bar gizmo can be o...
by Cugel
9 Nov 2019, 7:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter Air
Replies: 45
Views: 1234

Re: Winter Air

Now that winter is upon us, I’m looking to replace the air in my tyres with Winter Air. Where is the best place to get it from? I’ve heard that Iceland is a good source. I’ve heard that winter air is more dense and reduces the chance of punctures. You've got it all wrong. Cold air in the tyre makes...
by Cugel
9 Nov 2019, 3:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 334
Views: 7079

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

IMO accepting and chose amounts to the same thing. As for the creep mentioned in the knickers scandal as I posted before what can you expect,the Tory party is a cult creep house. What worries me is the sheer number of people willing and waiting to vote a guy into No.10 who is an obvious racist, mis...
by Cugel
9 Nov 2019, 3:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Harrods Means-Testing kids for Xmas Grotto
Replies: 22
Views: 609

Re: Harrods Means Testing kids for Xmas Grotto

Members of my working class family have never been inside Herrod's, even as tourists. The only person I know who shops there is a flashily conservative sort with a posh medieval house, an SUV, and a purebred hunting dog (I take his word on the dog). Of course I might know folks who shop there and d...
by Cugel
9 Nov 2019, 11:05am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Harrods Means-Testing kids for Xmas Grotto
Replies: 22
Views: 609

Re: Harrods Means Testing kids for Xmas Grotto

Not sure if I might feel uneasy at Horrids, what class of people shop there? Take them on a steam train to see Santa at the Watercress Line instead :wink: Funny you should mention that.... Long, long ago, in the olden days of the early 80s, there was a six-day cycling event in, I seem to recall, Ea...
by Cugel
9 Nov 2019, 10:56am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Room temperatures
Replies: 31
Views: 1036

Re: Room temperatures

brynpoeth wrote:Is porridge served in hospital?
If the room is too cold, one can put on more clothes/blankets, simples
What can one do if it is too hot?


Wander about in nothing but one's underdawg. Of course, a matron may approach with a large quietening-syringe.

Cugel
by Cugel
9 Nov 2019, 10:53am
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's your average speed?
Replies: 76
Views: 2382

Re: What's your average speed?

Knowing my average speed would make me depressed as I’m that slow. Saying that it must be above 7.5 mph as I can get round an audax in the 12.5kph time limit (sometimes only just).How do people judge average speed? From start to finish with the time running all the time or do they pause the the tim...
by Cugel
9 Nov 2019, 10:32am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lightweight cycling overtrousers
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Re: Lightweight overtrousers

Has anyone any recommendations? I have a pair of Montane Featherlite overtrousers which whilst not waterproof are very water repellant and if anything gets through I remain warm,problem is they're a bit snug and a little short in the leg and Montane have stopped doing them AFAIA. Any suggestions ne...
by Cugel
8 Nov 2019, 4:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Other hobbies - cabinetmaking
Replies: 70
Views: 4008

Re: Other hobbies - cabinetmaking

Like to see some of Mrs Cugels products too Does she do traditional Welsh costumes? Could she kit me out as Cynddylan? To look like Cynddylan you need only the ancient woollen stuff from the charity shop, with bits of hessian and hemp baling twine. Don't forget the battered and shapeless cap and th...
by Cugel
8 Nov 2019, 11:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: A bit of blingosity
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Re: A bit of blingosity

It's been pouring down here all day,the bikes are all clean and maintained so a man has to find things to do other than going to Lidl :? :wink: To the man-cave, where toys - I mean essential tools - can be fondled or even used! I will go out in the sunshine and cold north wind this afternoon after ...
by Cugel
8 Nov 2019, 11:41am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Other hobbies - cabinetmaking
Replies: 70
Views: 4008

Re: Other hobbies - cabinetmaking

Nice work Cugel. Ending up with a pleasing piece is always a great feeling, although the maker can often see little things they might have done differently. What are you planning to make next? The current list: Key cupboard with stained glass door panel (also made by me) in walnut. A house-move pre...
by Cugel
8 Nov 2019, 8:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: A bit of blingosity
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Re: A bit of blingosity

My days of affording such luxuries have passed. No harm in drooling over them though. It's been pouring down here all day,the bikes are all clean and maintained so a man has to find things to do other than going to Lidl :? :wink: To the man-cave, where toys - I mean essential tools - can be fondled...
by Cugel
7 Nov 2019, 10:47pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Red wine and effects on health /blood pressure
Replies: 22
Views: 950

Re: Red wine and effects on health /blood pressure

Sadly due to a medical condition I cannot drink alcohol with impunity. Now got used to being TT and don’t miss it. There are other stimulants tha knows ....... :-) You could try psilocybin mushrooms or that legalised cannabis oil. Perhaps a certificate of permission can be obtained from a tame dokt...