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by Anura
27 Dec 2008, 1:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: merino wool
Replies: 48
Views: 7192

Merino Wool

thanks for telling us about the Aldi offers. I had a little falling out with them few weeks ago so haven't been going in, so would have missed that. Will try to get down tomorrow. You can also buy merino wool from TX Maxx in their clearance. You can get John Smedley reduced to about 15 pounds when i...
by Anura
16 Dec 2008, 9:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Passwords
Replies: 28
Views: 1538

Passwords

A few years ago I worked somewhere where our password needed to be changed once a month. At that time I had (a) done the Manx coastal walk and (b) tried to go as near as possible on a bike. (Manx Cat would like that). As in those days no-one told you to use numbers and alternative symbols, I went fr...
by Anura
14 Dec 2008, 7:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Nigellas new book!
Replies: 15
Views: 1482

Nigella's New Book

Hi Mary

I don't know where you get your enthusiasm from? Are there any patterns (sorry recipes) for easy/peasy biscuits, or uncooked goodies I could make for a couple of neighbours?

My baking recently has been limited to things like scones.

I shall pm you to remind you of my address
by Anura
12 Dec 2008, 10:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Moonlit ride tonight
Replies: 18
Views: 1123

Moonlit ride tonight

I used to cycle home from work across the Moss, on a farm track which had more pot holes than road but when the moon was out you could see the potholes as they shone. I always turned off my lights as the only traffic would be farm traffic & they were all locked up by the time I went by. Once I g...
by Anura
11 Dec 2008, 4:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can you remove QR spindles & put them on wheel without Q
Replies: 6
Views: 503

Can you remove QR spindles & put them on wheel without Q

I have a Peugeot Mixte frame which doesn't have QR. I have an old road bike and wonder if I can remove QR & put them on the mixte as I want to use it for pottering to shops & town. I dont think I can just swap wheels, at least not back as I don't think the blocks are the same. Any advice wou...
by Anura
4 Dec 2008, 10:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Above the fog today
Replies: 31
Views: 2766

Beautiful, beautiful photographs, one of my most favourite places, Winter Hill. Another good one thereabouts is the top of Great Hill but am not sure of the height of it.
by Anura
3 Dec 2008, 10:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anyone had a childhood winter yet??
Replies: 32
Views: 2875

Winters

This one's for Mary I spent Christmas & New Year on the Isle of Man in 1982 - it certainly snowed then. I went doing a spot of sight seeing & wanted to go over the top from Port Erin to eventually end up in Kirk Michael but it was closed. Determined to have a go I went through - and managed ...
by Anura
2 Dec 2008, 6:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anyone had a childhood winter yet??
Replies: 32
Views: 2875

Childhood Winter

I remember walking the mile & half from school one day after Christmas party. It was the junior school & we took home sandwiches, a cake and jelly in one of those boxes you get from cake shops, tied with string. I cried all the way home as my feet and hands were so cold. I'm sure I'd have ha...
by Anura
30 Nov 2008, 11:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: QWERTY keyboards
Replies: 33
Views: 2210

Querty

I'm just of the age when you learned in a class & had to all type at the same time to some woman telling you what to do! Also my typewriter at college had blank round keys!!! You know the sort, you see them on TV programmes like Poirot!!! One thing I forgot to mention last time was that I kept m...
by Anura
29 Nov 2008, 4:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: QWERTY keyboards
Replies: 33
Views: 2210

Querty

I think if you used an ABC keyboard the typing action would be so much more jerky. If you look at the Querty, see how conveniently the vowels are arranged. I was temping a few years ago and was given a computer keyboard which was split, so that the fingers faced towards each other. However, some let...
by Anura
17 Nov 2008, 7:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CYCLE MUSEUM - WALTON HALL, WARRINGTON
Replies: 7
Views: 2309

Zenzinnia I don't know about this. It is certainly the same man and I know he comes from Runcorn but the one I mean is situated just outside Warrington at Walton, in the grounds of Walton Hall. (Not far from Walton Arms Pub). I will try to find out if the Runcorn one is still going & post it. Th...
by Anura
16 Nov 2008, 9:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CYCLE MUSEUM - WALTON HALL, WARRINGTON
Replies: 7
Views: 2309

CYCLE MUSEUM - WALTON HALL, WARRINGTON

I visited this little cycle museum today and can't believe it's so near to me & I've never been before. There are all sorts of cycles from Penny Farthings to a Bike E recumbent. A lovely track bike with wooden rims, a helmet given by Graeme Obree and I think a Kirk?? cycle which looked like the ...
by Anura
16 Nov 2008, 9:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wine making
Replies: 14
Views: 1381

Winemaking

I haven't made wine for years, had a phase in my 20s & was in a winemaking club. Over the last few years I have been making sloe and damson gin/vodka. Where I live is on the site of the old Royal Ordnance Factory at Risley and some of the new vegitation is mixed in with some of the original stuf...
by Anura
8 Nov 2008, 7:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Boys get out this Sunday!
Replies: 3
Views: 496

How to use gas oven?????

Hi Mary I had this problem with Fan electric. It started making such a racket when using it I decided not to use it. Everything I did burnt, I have been in house since 1988. I don't want to buy new cooker until can have new kitchen or even move so I've invested in a REMOSKA from Lakeland, a Czech in...
by Anura
16 Oct 2008, 7:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which mag?
Replies: 69
Views: 14638

WHICH MAGAZINE

Velovision of course. I've subscribed almost from beginning having been given the first one by a friend and then taking up a sub. It's a really interesting magazine, with good piccies and balanced reviews and what's more is delivered promptly, very often before you realize it's due! It's also great ...