Brew

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  1. I was never a runner. My classmate Fatty Henson and I did a passable cross country amble that earned the ire and the wrong side of a slipper from Sid Bolton. Pointing out the inequality of the class wearing shorts and singlet in sub-zero temperatures whilst he was fully dressed and sat in a Morris Minor 1000 observing earned me another whack... Bitter... moi?....
  2. Margie you forgot the oops, one against the window and run for your life 'cos mam had already warned you twice!
  3. I can remember my sisters playing 'two ball' and the complex order of throwing them, much like a game of snobs the rules became progressively more difficult (including throwing under the leg at one point). There was a chant, I can't remember it, but it pre-dated Sandi Shaw and I do remember it starting with "each peach pear plumb"
  4. Ahh, of course, I was forgetting the posh element from the Trent valley...
  5. I never bother, that way I'm in as soon as I click the icon...
  6. Yes if you want to get the ratio of water to screen wash right but like you a dollop of jollop and fill with water does for me..
  7. What you say is true and no one denies there have been mistakes and misunderstandings. Collating data on a nationwide scale must be a mammoth task in a situation such as this and perfect knowledge is only possible after the event. Like you I doubt much of what I read (including that the England team are demigods) and some of the so called 'popular press' should be ashamed of the hype printed and the way they play fast and loose with the facts. 'Hospitals in crisis' is a more dramatic headline than 'they're very busy at the moment'.
  8. Good questions CF and I don't think there can be a definitive answer though I trust the official figures rather more than the Covid deniers, FaceBook wannabe experts and rumour mongers. Death rates may be tiny as a percentage of the population (does that make it OK?), but quite a large percentage of an individuals family. The virus is spread mainly by close encounters of the contaminated kind and those infected and spreading the disease are usually asymptomatic (they have no symptoms), so quite happily charge around Tesco or the market square blissfully unaware they are putt
  9. How do you tell if they are hogs or sows?
  10. Unfortunately your plea will fall of deaf ears nonna and sad to say masks will not prevent ignorance, stupidity or the disrespect of others. The authorities must share some of the blame though, weddings can have 30 people, morons chanting football slogans 30, 000 or more... As a wise man has noted recently "intelligence can be a long time coming"...
  11. Diddlum clubs were quite common at one time, usually a work place enterprise and mostly a way to save for Christmas. There were other objectives, I was once a member of a 'drivers fine' club. 2/6d a week covered any speeding fines and for someone who once had nine points on his licence it was a worthwhile investment...
  12. It seems a game of football robs people of what little common sense they had. For some, they or someone they came into contact with, it may well be the last game they see... enjoy muppets. Football linked to 2,000 Scottish Covid cases - BBC News
  13. That reminds me: An optimist will see a light at the end of the tunnel. A pessimist will see a train hurtling towards them. The train driver will see two idiots standing on the track...
  14. Good to hear you're moving in the right direction and you can relax a little...
  15. In a fit of madness I bought an attachment for the pressure washer that spays the car with thick foam. It works well and is quite impressive, especially when I didn't bother too much about getting the mixture right. Unfortunately we live on a big hill and since having the kerb drop downs extended it all drains down the drive and along the pavement, not into the road. Next door has a drive that slopes away from the pavement towards his house, he was not impressed when he came out and was ankle deep in foam... ah well back to the car wash.
  16. The police can bust a few dozen party goers and hand out £10,000 fines but hundreds milling around the market square like idiots is OK because it's football innit...
  17. Wax on DJ san, wax off, wax on....
  18. Home deliveries are under review here. Wine etc ordered through Amazon was OK but now the driver has taken to playing 'don't knock a door run' and just dumps goods anywhere regardless of the weather. Morrisons online for some reason is picked and delivered from the Bulwell store, as you say a number of missing items is now a common experience People have become inured to Covid now and don't see to be taking it as seriously as they should despite the rise we are seeing in some places.
  19. Friday we ventured out for a planning session for a new bathroom and whilst out took the opportunity to shop at Morrisons. To say we were shocked at the lack of masks or any form form of distancing is an understatement. Shop assistants gathered in the self serve tills gossiping away, couples blithely wandering about with not a mask between them, sanitising stations I wouldn't go near and I lost count of the number of folk who think noses do not need covering. In the last year I've gone from reluctant acceptance of the restrictions to almost evangelical but it seems I'm peeing into the win
  20. Is it me or are the café and picture boards totally out of keeping with the castle? The kids area is also totally out of sympathy with it's surroundings. The rest of the pics show (admittedly spaces still to be filled), little worth the admission price...
  21. On the subject of garden birds this little chap appeared on the patio wall. There was a pile of feathers but his target got away..
  22. There is a mating pair of Blackbirds close by and the coir liners of my flower basket must make excellent nest material, they've pinched most of one in particular and killed the flowers... Seeing Mr Bird on the giant fir cone dropping seeds to Mrs Bird who can't get the hang of perching on them is worth a few squashed petunias...
  23. We have a flock of five at the at the moment and yes they do tend to eat virtually everything in sight, but they are a large bird and consequently eat more than a small one. I have hot glued bars on the feeders to limit their access and give others a chance to feed but they do seem resourceful buggers. What I don't understand why they are considered vermin, if they were rare and endangered would we still consider them so? ALL birds carry parasites, all birds are health hazards, all birds are flying s**t machines yet we pick on pigeons... Let's be clear we help the spread of parasite
  24. I fail to see what they have that's worth paying £14 to look at, I won't be going again.