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by dodger
9 Dec 2019, 9:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How's your weather?
Replies: 90
Views: 2486

Re: How's your weather?

Ahh, my favourite bit of "estate management". Getting in the fuel for 2021. 2 dead elms down and a few ugly sycamores to go. Think we have a few ash trees diseased too. Sharpening the chain makes a massive difference Mick. It only takes a few minutes but I also keep putting it off - usuall...
by dodger
9 Dec 2019, 9:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mail on Sunday made false claims about Labour's tax plans
Replies: 12
Views: 444

Re: Mail on Sunday made false claims about Labour's tax plans

Anybody know why The Mail is so anti-Labour?
Is there something they fear, or is it simply the whim of the (technically, but not really) expat owner?
by dodger
2 Dec 2019, 3:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Single sex/gender schools
Replies: 9
Views: 600

Re: Single sex/gender schools

What a strange way to educate children in a world where men and women live and work together. Maybe this is part of the problem with a lot of the public school oiks who like to run the country. Many of them have spent up to 14 years in single sex schools. I went to a mixed primary, which I loved, bu...
by dodger
30 Nov 2019, 11:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A nation of hypochondriacs?
Replies: 41
Views: 1330

Re: A nation of hypochondriacs?

My friend, who is a GP, says that very many common complaints she deals with would cure themselves within 7 days. She also says that there is significant pressure from drug companies to prescribe a drug for just about anything. Apparently, drug companies also are known to offer various "freebie...
by dodger
30 Nov 2019, 10:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 1066
Views: 23333

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

Interesting to see Professor Curtice saying we should treat the professed Tory lead in the polls with some care. This is the guy who got it right when everyone else didn't, so I like to watch out for his views. The main thing is that, whatever you think of Johnson and Brexit, the last years of Tory ...
by dodger
28 Nov 2019, 2:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 1066
Views: 23333

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

Bovlomov, you have the voice of reason. Pity that there is little sympathetic media coverage for Corbyn, but lots of falsehoods from the right wing press. I'm not a natural Tory or Labour voter. I vote for the best candidate in my constituency, which has usually been Lib Dem. But the only chance of ...
by dodger
23 Nov 2019, 8:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Major Domestic Defect
Replies: 35
Views: 1029

Re: Major Domestic Defect

Look up Toolstation. Minimum order needed but they post to your door and prices are OK.
by dodger
23 Nov 2019, 7:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La Velodyssee
Replies: 17
Views: 1796

Re: La Velodyssee

Merci Morzedec
Taking unfit brother there next year so low daily distances. That looks a potential stopover point!
by dodger
6 Nov 2019, 4:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Booze - minimum price?
Replies: 41
Views: 1439

Re: Booze - minimum price?

It's NOvember here. No alcohol at all, so at the moment I don't care! It's probably an age thing, but I find these days that I can't drink much. Never have been a real toper. 1 pint and I can feel it sloshing around and now, as the dreaded prostate affects. too much beer = too many loo visits. 1 gla...
by dodger
6 Nov 2019, 3:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wild Flowers in Autumn
Replies: 8
Views: 344

Wild Flowers in Autumn

Looking at the grass and thinking of the last cut of the year and there I see primroses and campion in bloom.What's going on?
by dodger
6 Nov 2019, 3:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Buses (and coaches).. Why? Why not?
Replies: 47
Views: 1604

Re: Buses (and coaches).. why?

My village has no bus service, but there is a train to Looe or Liskeard. The problem is that it's a mile and a half away, at the bottom of a long steep hill. Fine going down, less so coming back. The train is OK if you want to just go from looe to Liskeard or vice versa, but all the villages scatter...
by dodger
6 Nov 2019, 3:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La Velodyssee
Replies: 17
Views: 1796

Re: La Velodyssee

Hi ddot. My tourer had 28mm tyres last time I did it. There were a couple of rough patches due to previous flooding not fully repaired, but overall no problem. Never had a full road bike but I guess narrow tyres are probably uncomfortable in some places. The worst patch, which I would now avoid, was...
by dodger
30 Oct 2019, 4:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La Velodyssee
Replies: 17
Views: 1796

Re: La Velodyssee

My preference would be to cycle on quiet country roads from Bordeaux to Redon, using the Velodysee route where it looks interesting. Then follow the route back to Roscoff. I've done this a few times and have become a little bored with the canal, but it is a great route for a first-timer if you take ...
by dodger
24 Sep 2019, 8:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Would you Abolish Eton?
Replies: 82
Views: 1888

Re: Would you Abolish Eton?

The key is to improve state schools significantly, whilst removing any tax relief for privately run schools. I know several people who struggle to pay private school fees because the only state school open to their children is of poor quality. We aren't looking at elitism here, but a natural reactio...
by dodger
23 Sep 2019, 8:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclists v Tummy fat( Power/weight ratio implications)
Replies: 41
Views: 1785

Re: Cyclists v Tummy fat( Power/weight ratio implications)

Lots of talk about body type. What interests me is the ectomorph. The reason?? My older brother was this, with long limbs, long digits, double jointed. The reason I'm posting this is that he died suddenly from what we later found to be MARFANS SYNDROME. If anyone reading this is, say, a Peter Crouch...