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by fausto copy
25 Dec 2018, 7:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Escaping Hereford westwards, south of the Wye
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Escaping Hereford westwards, south of the Wye

I'm off to visit my son and his family in the new year and hope to do some rides with him. He lives on the eastern edge of the city and we always head out on the Ledbury road into some fine countryside. However, a few weeks ago Mrs. Copy and I were in the camper van based in the Golden Valley and en...
by fausto copy
23 Dec 2018, 1:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 263
Views: 25215

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

Interesting one that...and any particular reason the electrician was female?

It's a bit like my favourite:
you can put hot things in a vacuum flask and it they stay hot
and you can put cold things in and they stay cold.
But how does it know?
by fausto copy
21 Dec 2018, 2:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: When I'm dead .........
Replies: 78
Views: 4437

Re: When I'm dead .........

I've always stipulated that at my funeral I want no-one to wear a tie at my funeral service :) I've always felt strangled and half-dead by wearing one and hate the damn things, so don't want anyone to suffer, imagining them to be stood around in a meaningless church service. However..... our dearly ...
by fausto copy
15 Dec 2018, 9:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Christmas cake and cheese… why not?
Replies: 64
Views: 1427

Re: Christmas cake and cheese… why not?

White sauce still made with cornflour in this household, as passed down through at least three generations. The best way of making a cheese sauce too (just add grated cheese and let it melt). And although a Cheshire man at heart, I reckon there's nowt to beat Lancashire cheese for cooking with. faus...
by fausto copy
14 Dec 2018, 11:18am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Libraries, public, renaissance of: DDC 020.336
Replies: 173
Views: 8696

Re: Libraries, public, renaissance of: DDC 020.336

Sadly it's not just the poorer end of the community that's suffering. We used to have a mobile library (big van) that came to the village once a week. Since they closed the original library (that had the garage to house the van :roll: ) it's gone. So, rich and poor don't have the option, especially ...
by fausto copy
13 Dec 2018, 8:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Libraries, public, renaissance of: DDC 020.336
Replies: 173
Views: 8696

Re: Libraries, public, renaissance of: DDC 020.336

Well thankfully over the last couple of years, our council have spent "leftover" money on the roads. There are still plenty of potholes but it's not as bad as many parts of the country. I do wonder though, if the council have supposedly got a shortfall of 28 million quid, how they manage t...
by fausto copy
13 Dec 2018, 3:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Libraries, public, renaissance of: DDC 020.336
Replies: 173
Views: 8696

Re: Libraries, public, renaissance of: DDC 020.336

Here's a little tome for Brynpoeth to put on his last minute list to Santa.

Massimo Listri. The World's Most Beautiful Libraries, Hardback Book

by Elisabeth Sladek, Georg Rupert

Only £150 :mrgreen:
by fausto copy
13 Dec 2018, 3:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Electric Assist Conspiracy....
Replies: 24
Views: 713

Re: Electric Assist Conspiracy....

Nah, there'll always be sensible ones like us that have always ridden proper touring bikes with bottom gear of 19.
And as long as Spa and SJSC stay in business, and this great forum stays alive, we're sorted. :wink:
fausto.
by fausto copy
13 Dec 2018, 10:42am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!
Replies: 297
Views: 52001

Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

The seven wonders of Wales Pistyll Rhaeadr and Wrexham Steeple Snowdons mountain without its people Overtons yew trees, St Winfrides Well Llangollen Bridge and Gresford Bells All in the North :wink: My eigth wonder: the Festiniog Railway! .. Seven wonders in the heart and south: Haverfordwest new l...
by fausto copy
11 Dec 2018, 9:57am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: On the wireless
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: On the wireless

The wireless,,,,,,I love it. :lol:
by fausto copy
10 Dec 2018, 2:58pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: A decent saddle.
Replies: 26
Views: 21800

Re: A decent saddle.

Glad to hear someone's opinion having tried one.
I think we'll steer away from this one/ :lol:

Will investigate the Hobson though.

Cheers, fausto.
by fausto copy
10 Dec 2018, 1:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Geraint Thomas Book
Replies: 8
Views: 390

Re: Geraint Thomas Book

I read the original book and found it to be one of the best books written by any sportsman or athlete. It's full of charm and explains a lot about his upbringing and later exploits in his career. G is one of the most genuine people you could hope to meet and I really think the few slagging him off a...
by fausto copy
10 Dec 2018, 12:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Libraries, public, renaissance of: DDC 020.336
Replies: 173
Views: 8696

Re: Libraries, public, decline of: DDC 020.336

I hope you're happy with it, but I think three million quid would be better spent on people in need. The homeless sleeping on the streets for instance. Whilst I agree in principal,why does it have to be either or in the fifth richest country in the world? Homeless numbers have ballooned under this ...
by fausto copy
8 Dec 2018, 10:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Libraries, public, renaissance of: DDC 020.336
Replies: 173
Views: 8696

Re: Libraries, public, decline of: DDC 020.336

Our new 3.5 million pounds library opened yesterday. Quite posh, although architecturally disappointing (it was converted from the old/new market. Great area for the kids including a climbing frame/castle/shop thingy. Lots of little alcoves to cwtch up in, which some teenagers seem to have adopted a...
by fausto copy
6 Dec 2018, 10:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What English do you SPEAK?
Replies: 220
Views: 17139

Re: What English do you SPEAK?

The EU wants people to be trilingual, fluent in two foreign languages, +1 Is that realistic? Does a standard brain have room for three languages? I've always understood that the Dutch generally speak up to six languages. Or is that another untruth? Since retiring I've mostly reverted to just my one...