Brew

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  1. Back in the 80's a relative dealt in antiques and had a real BBC dalek, couldn't give it away. I think it fell to bits eventually.
  2. It seems gender issues are nothing new. People apprently needed to be told the fathers sex and the spouses fathers sex were male and good old George, another male, was marrying a female!
  3. They were called Trafficators... Yesterday succumbed (after more than 20yrs) to the idea of a cold beer in this hot weather. The selection in the shops is bewildering and nowhere could I find my all time favourite Double Diamond nor Pedigree nor Bass. What is it with these weird names, do they make it taste better? Chose McEwans Championship but didn't realise it's quite strong, 7.4 ABV. Anyway pour a glass and I was instantly 6yrs old again. The smell took me back to being a little boy carrying an enamel jug of beer for my grandad from the beer-off on Sneinton Dale.
  4. I am about to drink some beer...... I may be gone for some time....
  5. A cookie!? a COOKIE??? you need to come home LL and have the chip removed...
  6. We are always dressed for dinner. Our neighbours can see through the French windows and report us if we don't...
  7. Perhaps RR you should start your own thread. You could call it WhinersRus, I’m sure you can keep us all enthralled with your foul language, continual moaning, insults and crap music videos...
  8. Car heaters were still optional until the early 1970's, Mini, Ford Anglia, Hillman Minx and others come to mind...
  9. It's true for me too, I always thought getting old would take much longer...
  10. It becomes confusing when the same or similar facts are presented in different ways by different people to excess and people switch off or simply stop paying attention. When the blessed one did his daily Covid address he had two wingmen who simply repeated and agreed with each other but said it in a different way. In other news items the media scrambled around until they found a talking head to offer opposing views. Looney tunes is not the sole purview of Facebook. I'm sure many must read these silly things but not really sure how much of it people actually believe.
  11. Perhaps you have more information than I but the figures I'm looking at say that 'traditional' TV is still holding over 70% of viewers with regard to other form of media. At that level it would be reasonable to assume 30% for other sources but we have to factor in the fact that many households subscribe to more than one source and therefore the skew the statistics - but I digress. I can't comment in anything more than the most general of ways about Facebook, I don't have an account but I don't really believe users are like Catherine Tate characters. There is I grant strong evidence that s
  12. Anyone heard from jonab since his tumble?.. hope he's doing a bit better...
  13. Heresy!! Next you'll be saying you want to send kids to school and raise the working age to 10! Damn do-gooders... should be horse whipped...
  14. I tend to disagree Col, they watch it but suffer information overload until the facts and figures start to lose meaning or relevance. The figures blur as expert after expert is trotted forward to espouse whichever theory is flavour of the day. The idiot media calling tomorrow 'Freedom Day' sends entirely the wrong message... For what it's worth I think Hancock did a better job than Javid is doing.
  15. There will be a new wave of infections after lockdown ends, of that I have little doubt. There will of course be those who welcome the new sense of freedom and those who scream incompetence and irresponsibility with the blessed blonde one stuck in the middle. We can only hope that a years worth of data plus a high percentage of vaccinations give the statisticians enough to accurately predict what will happen next.
  16. It's football Lizzie... why am I not surprised....
  17. Laid flat they are the shape of a singlet...
  18. Not just RBL, several charities went the same route even before Covid.
  19. G'wan CT, be indulgent. Clifton, despite its size, gets very little mention here. Col is right it was the largest estate in Europe and Fairham school the 71st comprehensive in England. It was also the most boring place on the planet once you became a teenager and roaming the fields and 'going out to play' lost its appeal but a map, pre-estate, or similar would be interesting.
  20. DiL and family are also isolating. It seems the new build estate on Strelley bypass is becoming a hotspot...
  21. It's hardly ever necessary Lizzie, there's always another one...