Compo

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  1. I used Flickr for photos for a while but they put a limit on the number of photos one could hold on their site. Originally (When I signed up) it was unlimited. I lost a lot of photos to the change.
  2. I don't understant it Barrie. I can see the watermark and I didn't even put the mark there - photobucket did.
  3. I give up. I shall have to download and re-upload my photobucket photos to another hosting site.
  4. Right. It comes out on facebook with the watermark. It looks like you have to download the image first and then post it to your site. Problem is that this site wants an image url and not an ordinary file. It seems that I can post images from photobucket as a link but that also comes out with the watermark. I think it must be all about security (Gone mad).
  5. I'm seeing the cat with Photobucket wrtten across it. I wonder why some see it with photobucket and some without. I simply took the url from my photobucket picture and added it via "Insert other media" button. I have not come across photobucket doing this before. I shall try it on facebook and see if it comes out with or without photobucket watermark...... watch this space.
  6. As they say: "The clock was correct at time of going to press."
  7. It must be the Spanish name for the cactus. 'll' in Spanish is pronouinced 'y', hence Cholla = Choya.
  8. Whenever I post photos on this site they are visible to others for a day or so and then invariably, disappear. I know that others have also had problems so here's sme test pictures to see if any of the photo imaging sites that I use are better than others. First picture is saved in Google photos: Next is from Canon Irista: This one is from photobucket: And one from Flickr: Nope....can't get a flickr photo to appear at all on this page.
  9. Sadly Brew, bruises don't photograph very well. I tried to tke a shot of my leg the other week. It was yellow and black from knee to ankle after an altercation with a stepladder. Alas, it doesn't look very dramatic in pixel form.
  10. Been there, done it, got the tee shirt - it's not the most comfortable experience in the world, Ben.
  11. "The Bespoke Overcoat" was on TP last night. It won an Oscar at the 29th Academy Awards in 1957 for Best Short Subject (Two-Reel). Quite rightly so; it is an excellent fim.
  12. I have that film on DVD. I watched it again last night and it brought back lots of memories of a holiday there in 1960. As a teenager I spent many weekends in Southend and at age 14 met a girl there who, 14 years later, was to become a partner of mine for a while.
  13. I was out in my shed cooking my chips in dripping when I remembered that I hadn't shut the greenhouse and polytunnel for the night. It was pouring with rain so I thought I'd just run up to the greenhouse and then on to the tunnel whilst my chips were cooking. As I turned the corner towards the greenhouse I ran onto a strip of wet decking, laid as a path over a particularly boggy bit of ground. The next thing I knew I was in the air like a cartoon banana slip! I hit the ground on my side with a thump and lay there for around half a minute trying to get my wits back together. I was soaking wet and not sure if I could move.....Luckily, it seems I don't have osteoporosis and a quick physical check revealed nothing more than some rather nasty aches and pains in my ribs, hip and ankle - no broken bones. I managed to get myself up and back to my chips just in time to save them from burning and then enjoyed my fish and chips with a nice cup of tea (loose leaf of course) despite my stiff bones. Today I am in some pain but I am dead tough so I will recover in a few days or so :) Are there any other daft boggers that do similar things here? Lesson learnt: Old men shouldn't charge around in semi-darkness in the rain....especially when the chips are cooking - they might burn and be wasted!
  14. I also know the name Rozalex. I seem to recall it from my apprentice days in the 1960s. I don't recognize the tin in the photo though.
  15. We've all said it: "Things aren't what they used to be." Mars bars chcnged their recipe in about 1978, chocolate in general has suffered greatly from 'Shrinkflation' and nothing seems to last these days. This morning I had been fixing the brakes on my bike and was covered in brake block dust so I reached for the SWARFEGA. In "The old days" Swarfega cleaned just about anything off your skin but this modern 'Original' Swarfega is next to useless and costs a fortune too. When Swarfega looked like this it worked a treat: But now that it looks like this, it is rubbish:
  16. Here's a picture I found on Pinterest. The Empire café. I used to buy the 3d blockbuster cake with a cup of tea. Total cost a tanner in 1967ish. Another great café was the Elbow, at the top of Huntingdon Street. [Picture credit: Pinterest]
  17. Words I really dislike: "Like" when used several times iin a sentence; "Absolutely" when the word yes is more appropriate and "Cool" or "Kewl" when used at any time other than to describe a state of heat.
  18. You could be right there, Sue!
  19. Maybe it serves them rright, eh?! If only we could have a policed enforcement of dumping rules. On a nmumber of occasions I have reported fly-tipping but it's always the same "Sorry pal, not interested - short of resources and even if we went to the trouble of catching them, the courts would not consider it a serious crime."
  20. Is it nota new brewery? I see they have gold medals from the 1800s but I thought this was a new-ish microbrewery.
  21. Has she been on here before, Cliff Ton? I was beginning to think it odd that she made loads of posts and then disappeared.
  22. You should NEVER use the word "Got" unless you've got to!
  23. So, Amy is a teacher who has the option of using the "Naughty step". In my day the teacher's first option was to make you stand in the corner, second was to send you outside to the corridor (And the Gods help you if you wee seen by the head); next option was the big stick or strap and finally send you to the head for punishment. How things change in so few years. No, wait.....it isn't a few years is it, it's sixty years ago. Gordon Bennet! Where did the time go?
  24. Promble with the Post Office is that it is no longer a servcie - it is now a "For Profit" company. Any branch that doesn't turn a big enough profit is closed.
  25. I once married a lass from Selston - if that isn't daft, I don't know what is!