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by JohnN
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Black Hole
Replies: 8
Views: 852

Black Hole

I guess we've all been gasping at the photo of the black hole, 55million light years away. But what I want to know is how do we know that it's still there? It could have ceased to exist 54 million years ago!
by JohnN
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Pa Snip
Replies: 75
Views: 8617

Re: Pa Snip

Hi Pod: Any further progress on the funeral video downloading? Keep strong. JohnN
by JohnN
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Pa Snip
Replies: 75
Views: 8617

Re: Pa Snip

Rest in peace, I've enjoyed all your posts. John N
by JohnN
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Social Care and a legal milestone.
Replies: 10
Views: 1538

Re: Social Care and a legal milestone.

Sorry, I didn't mean to imply that FGM shouldn't be banned, just that it should be re-named MGM!
by JohnN
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Social Care and a legal milestone.
Replies: 10
Views: 1538

Re: Social Care and a legal milestone.

Rather than banning FGM perhaps it should be extended to men - starting with Christopher Chope and proceeding to those who rape women.
by JohnN
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Greenhouse set up
Replies: 9
Views: 2055

Re: Greenhouse set up

P1010132.JPG Alison; Homebase do a self-assembly steel "bed", made by Birdies, about 5ft long which holds at least 200 litres of compost and is ideal for salad crops, and other things as well if you wish. It was only £10, last Spring. Go and chat up your local publican(s) and you may get ...
by JohnN
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy New Year to you all for 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 3320

Re: Happy New Year to you all for 2019

Next year all will become clear. We'll have 20/20 vision, won't we? Happy New Year to y'all.
by JohnN
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: roof moss
Replies: 5
Views: 674

roof moss

My bungalow roof is infested with moss, bits of which are continually getting washed down and blocking the gutters. I have a tub of ferrous sulphate moss killer and am considering spraying the roof with a solution of this (4oz per gallon?). I appreciate that the dead (hopefully!) moss will also fill...
by JohnN
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Quince
Replies: 6
Views: 1053

Re: Quince

I have a very mature (perhaps 80 years old) quince tree which this year fruited heavily with pear-sized fruit. Lots of them went to a local pub and several friends for quince chutney, which we benefited from. Years ago I made quince wine which turned out very pleasant, though strong tasting. Don't t...
by JohnN
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Cake
Replies: 10
Views: 2392

Re: Cake

In the original post doesn't the word boiled refer to the fruit, not the cake? ie a cake with boiled fruit in it?
by JohnN
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1203
Views: 158379

Re: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?

Second true Norfolk tale, told to me by the previously mentioned Albert Hansell, who as brewery club secretary was friendly with the local police. He was surprised to read in the local paper that the Three Tuns pub, on the Norwich ring road, had been summoned for allowing drinking after hours, to wh...
by JohnN
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1203
Views: 158379

Re: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?

Surprised you observant lot didn't pick me up on calling a cricket match umpire a "referee". Took pity on me, I suppose.
by JohnN
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1203
Views: 158379

Re: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?

I used to work for a brewery in Norfolk, which was a great home for all sorts of amusing stories, so I thought I'd contribute one or two - all true, I swear! At Bullards Brewery, in Norwich, they had a sports club, the secretary of which was one Albert Hansell. Albert had lost a leg, which had been ...
by JohnN
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1203
Views: 158379

Re: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?

Talk at the pub of the report that the Queen does carry money - a neatly folded £5 note in her purse. I jokingly commented that I wondered how she managed to fold it, called in the Royal Tank Regiment perhaps? Someone said "Oh, she doesn't carry it to spend, just as a means of identification&qu...
by JohnN
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: A very personal message
Replies: 29
Views: 4088

Re: A very personal message

Thinking of you, Pa, and of the many expert, useful and humorous comments you've made over the years. Here's to a few more yet!
John

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