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  1. Corned beef fritters or a toasted corned beef and cheese sarnie, yummo
  2. After a good day yesterday with Joe Root and Dawid Malan holding off the Aussie attack and both scoring in the eighties, England turn up today and play collapso cricket losing 8 wickets for 74 runs leaving Australia just 20 runs to win. At least it was not an innings defeat. In summary :- Can't Bat Can't Bowl Can't field Otherwise not a bad team
  3. Many countries including OZ should do what Singapore has done. Make those that are not vaccinated that catch Covid pay for their home and hospital treatment.
  4. Sadly it looks like England have sent their normal test team out here again for the Ashes. All out for 147 with yet another pathetic batting performance. Batsmen that look as though they are playing in concrete boots and can't move their feet, dangling the bat and wafting at balls outside the off stump and absolutely no idea of the height of balls coming at them and playing at balls that are a foot above the bails. Quick bowlers that appear not to understand the concept of making the batsmen play at the ball by bowling at the stumps. Australia are now, 147 for one wicket it is g
  5. Not here, every Sunday except when we are away from home. The kids and grandkids want to know why grandma is not cooking Sunday dinner. The fact that we are out with friends is not a sufficient excuse to miss Sunday dinner.
  6. It seems that there are a number of cases of miserablegititis going around Notts at the moment. If people want to brighten up their homes with Christmas lights then good on them. Have a look at the faces of the kids when they see them, that alone makes it worthwhile. Some bright lights and well done displays surely brighten up the dark gloomy days of a UK winter. Here it is the exact opposite, many decorate their houses with lights and displays but the littlies have to stay up until after nine to see the full effect. After almost 50 years here I still can't get used to goin
  7. Blidworth Miners Welfare Social Club is still going, unfortunately not the magnificent building that used to be at the top of the hill when coming from Mansfield but still a thriving club, as is Rainworth Miners Welfare still in the original building when the pit was working.
  8. There is nowt wrong with Jacobs Creek it's good for the oiks at a BBQ. you can get their cheaper range at AU$8 for Shiraz or Cab Sav at the moment. their Double Barrel range is AU$20 and is not half bad
  9. Same question, answer - "there and back to see how far it is
  10. With the UK having had 46,807 new cases yesterday and effectively "fully opened up" and 80% of the population over 12 fully vaccinated and a whopping 24% having had a booster shot. Here in South Australia we are facing our "opening up" day, 23rd of November with a great deal of trepidation. We have had no cases for quite a while and have today just one active case in quarantine yet our stupid premier, hell bent on being a toady to Australia's worst ever prime minister is allowing our borders to open up to Victoria which has 1200+ cases a day and NSW with 250+ cases. I just don't understan
  11. Here are the reight or reet words to the song Wheear 'ast tha bin sin' ah saw thee, ah saw thee? On Ilkla Mooar baht 'at Wheear 'ast tha bin sin' ah saw thee, ah saw thee? Wheear 'ast tha bin sin' ah saw thee? On Ilkla Mooar baht 'at On Ilkla Mooar baht 'at On Ilkla Mooar baht 'at Tha's been a cooartin' Mary Jane Tha's bahn' to catch thy deeath o' cowd Then us'll ha' to bury thee
  12. Here it is in Song by that Lancashire? group Fivepenny Piece and the gorgeous voice of Lynda Meeks
  13. Graham, Welcome to the site. Those songs brought back some long forgotten memories of music classes at both junior and secondary school back in the 50s and 60s. You can't beat a sea shanty for a good singalong
  14. Affer, great shots, they would make brilliant jigsaws
  15. Bit late on this one but doing Mechanical Engineering you could not really get along without one. I had a Thornton Comprehensive slide rule. The one thing it did teach me was "order of magnitude", where to put the decimal point or how many hundreds, thousands etc were in the answer. It came to the fore many years later when mentoring some young engineers doing some stress/strain calculations, one came to me with an answer that was so obviously wrong and I told him straight away he had made an error. I did not know if the numbers were right but I knew the order of magnitude was wrong. Move
  16. It really does make me wonder how the essentially same team can completely turn things round in such a short time. Whatever Cooper is doing we can only hope that he keeps doing it. It would be good to have a season without relegation fears and some hope of a play off spot.
  17. After it all going wrong for so long it looks like at last that it might be starting to go right for the Reds, lets hope so. Not looking good for the Stags as they are now firmly in the relegation zone.
  18. Glad you got it sorted nonnaB but in all things business beware of the 'Three F's" Family, Friends and Fools
  19. I did hear that an ice cream van ran the generator for the freezer on reclaimed chip shop oil, you could always tell when he was around because of the flock of seagulls following him.
  20. With everyone talking about what they can see from the top of hills it reminded me of this great song by Peter Gabriel - Solsbury Hill https://youtu.be/_OO2PuGz-H8 On a clear day on the colliery village where I was brought up you could see the smog, seriously though you could see Lincoln Cathedral from the top of Church Hill or the pit headstocks.
  21. SWMBO sent me out to get some bread yesterday with no other instructions. I was stunned to see how many types of "bread" there was available! Pumpkin seed - No doubt taken from pumpkins before being used for soup or Halloween lanterns 9 Grains - Wheat - isn't that what bread used to be made of? Corn - cornbread or biscuits in the USA, Cornflakes or corn on the cob with lashings of butter. Oats - what people of Scottish descent or horses eat. Rye - for whiskey Barley - for whisky of beer Triticale - some kind of Frankenfood crossbred plant Lin
  22. Perfidia does not fit with your persona Ben In Spanish it means faithlessness, treachery or betrayal, I am sure that none of those represent our Ben
  23. Even our artisan bakeries put their bread in plastic bags with a clip thingy. Don't know why they can't put it in a brown paper bag? Yes DJ mass produced 'wholemeal' is compressed sawdust, but Brew what I wouldn't give for a crusty cob, buttered, filled with chips and brown sauce. No one here knows how to make decent crusty cobs. or batter for fish for that matter.
  24. Strange weekend for the local teams. Magpies hammered 4-1 at home by Woking Just in a play off position. Crowds in the 5-6,000 more than the Stags are getting. Stags beaten at home again 1-0 by Barrow now hovering in the relegation zone. What has gone wrong? Forest slowly climbing away from danger with two solid away wins and scored goals. Lets hope it continues!
  25. Macs are no less vulnerable to attacks than any other computer, the real reason is that there are far more Windows machines out there and hackers target based on volume of users vs their rate of success.