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  1. There's plenty of Poles up here Beekay but not the type you mean Only joking. I woud love to see some Sussex views and I'm sure others would too. I started this thread some time ago to give a bit of a broader view of things instead of everything being totally Notts based. I'm sure others would also welcome your home area pictures.
  2. Beekay: The nearest chip shop where you can get a fish & chips takeaway at under £8.50 is in England! By and large, Scottish chip shops are robbing b'stards.
  3. Living in the north of Scotland occasionally has its advantages
  4. I thought Paddy Tipping was a name for Irish fly-tippers?!
  5. Can't see any of the images from the business card, Rog. can you repost them please?
  6. This really P*sses me off. Taken from the Leicster mercury and also an article on the TV news. When will the Health and Safety police realise that Goerge Orwell's "1984" was meant to be a novel - not a flipping rule book! If any group could be said to be self-policing it's the WI. Anyone found baking substandard cakes or using dirty premises would be forced to undergo such humiliation that they would never dare bake a cake again!: "....Women’s Institute members have been stopped from baking cakes for a Leicestershire hospice due to health and safety rules. The Leicestershire a
  7. Ok, so long as you don't bring Fat Freddy's cat!
  8. It's looking a bit black ovva Bill's mother's!
  9. Make sure you have booked the "BROADS" and not the "B ROADS"!
  10. Errrr........... " Arum maculatum poisoning Herbaceous plants that produce toxic berries, such as the cuckoo pint (arum) could have their flowers removed to stop berries forming. The leaves and sap of this plant are toxic, too. Credit: Britain's most poisonous plants" The Telegraph.....Thinks......wonder if I can get 'er indoors to try it?
  11. Beekay: Canon Irista is the Canon camera photo hosting site. It comes with 15GB of free photo space. Works the same as most others. This link to an article in "The Telegraph" tells you what you need to know: Canon Irista
  12. Here's a link to a walk I did last Thursday. There are captions on each individual photo. It is on the Canon Irista hosting site so it might work for everyone - fingers crossed! A walk over the hills of Torrisdale on the north coast of Scotland.
  13. Reminds me of the time I was driving over the Tomintoul Pass in teh Cirngorms and I caught up with a string of cars all doing around 20MPH behind a caravan. I had been in the mountains all day and just wanted to get home so, knowing the road well I realised that if I didn't get past right now I would be stuck on a series of bends for the next umpteen miles. So, off I went haring past them all, only to find that fresh road chippings had been laid and that the leader was going slow to avoid sliding off into the valley below!. A few slurring slides and I was back in control but with a rather big
  14. I don't go much for personal number plates but I have to say that I wouldn't mind owning this one, seen in Wick the other day. Pity the owner has not learnt how to park it though:
  15. Cuckoo Pint, a native British wildflower, now flowering in the garden. Posting from a previous post of mine on my FB page suing "Copy image address" feature:
  16. It's nesting time for the Puffins at Drumholistan on the Caithness coast again: Here's a link in case the image is not visible: Puffing nest building
  17. Nonna: Beer traps work very well for catching slugs. Sink an old cup or glass or any old pot into the ground so that the lip is just above soil level then fill to within about half an inch of the rim with beer - they love it. I sometimes collect hundreds of slugs in one night by using a few of these traps. Alternatively, hollow out half an orange or similar fruit skin and turn it upside down on the soil. In the early morning you should find slugs hiding beneath it. simply pick up and dispose of the slugs. Now, I shall add a few links to some of the photos I posted the other day in
  18. So maybe I should use a link instead of trying to insert the image onto the page? I don't know why things have changed though - I never used to have problems with photos.
  19. No, I'mnot doing any alterations or general bugg*ring about with the photos at all. I shall post another using a "link" instead of an "image address" and see if it makes any difference..... This is a repost of one of my bluebell photos using a link instead of an image address; hands up if you can see it: Bluebells in my little wood
  20. Thinking of the above post: A landlord always knew when we were under age for drinking....we would ask for a "Pint of bitter and lime, please."
  21. Here's summat as yer don't see no more:
  22. I've tried using different online photo sharing sites but still get the same result here in 'stalgia. some can see, some cannot. Sometimes I can't even see my own pictures?! I think it must be something wrong at "The other end", as we used to say in the days of black and white television.