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  1. Slow Down, Folks.

    Takes us a while to work it out, DJ360. Motorists hate cyclists, who in turn hate motorists, pedestrians and dogs. I got knocked off my bike by a taxi driver on a mobile. Year later, I had to attend a speed awareness course. Illuminating that - if I'm doing 36, instead of stopping at point A, I'm still doing 18mph - enough to injure a toddler. It dawned on me then - I'm a motorist, a cyclist and a pedestrian (not a dog walker, though). But, above all, I'm a human being, and like all of us, I make mistakes. Stupid ones some of them. So now, when confronted by human frailty, I impersonate Basil Fawlty - works for me.
  2. Good idea - I always forget YT. Going to pick a warmer day than today though -along the Trent and the canal it was bitterly cold. My dad used to call it a lazy wind - too lazy to go round you.
  3. Heard that one before. Middleton Top to Parsley Hay is a railway line, but the Victorians had to put in winding engines!
  4. They are lit by Solar power, and switch off at 4:00 o'clock - so taking lights is advised.
  5. Classic Old Films On TV.

    Don't you mean a four pound short-handled fine tuning device? If you're going to offer professional advice, always borrow from their handbook.
  6. Now that it's fully circular, we have decided on the Monsal Trail early March. Neither of us have tackled it before, and our more sensible halves think we should book the cardiac ward in advance. Have any of you covered it, and, realistically, how long should we allow for it?
  7. There are some nice places without too much effort, Carni. Today I'm heading for Sawley via Attenborough - Towpath and riverbank all the way. so nice and flat, but lovely scenery. Next week it's Redmile via the Grantham canal. No hills, but lovely views. Every year we make at least two forays into Derbyshire, but the rules are simple. Because we are a pair of heart attack survivors, if the hills (or any section for that matter) get too much, we both get off and walk. I've noticed that I come across a lot of electric bikes, which I used to regard as cheating. Now I'm not so sure (as Paul said). As the age-related ailments creep up I would definitely consider something that would keep me in the saddle a tad longer. Anyway, enough of me banging on - just enjoy the scenery wherever you find it.
  8. the older we get, the more covers we hear. we associate the originals with certain times of our lives, so I suppose we listen to them through a rose coloured hearing aid(if there is such a thing)
  9. Things that pee you off

    Quite agree. My mum and Dad were my Foster parents. Never new my biological parents, but it didn't matter. I was lucky to have one family, and didn't get shunted around. I was also lucky to avoid the childrens home - if all the stories are to be believed.
  10. How's your day?

    Too right. I've been told never to run out of my Levothyroxene. I hope your friend makes a full recovery.
  11. Plates

    The real issue I've got with presenting food on a wooden board is this - how good is the washing up? I would have thought crockery (provided it's not chipped) is more hygienic, at least in a public eatery.
  12. How's your day?

    just read the post. hope all is well. They will take good care of her. look after yourself as well. Phil
  13. How's your day?

    Hobbycraft (the one at Lady Bay retail park) had some a week or so ago - the brains of our partnership sent me to get some. Tesco have had some in the past. Failing that, top it with candied fruit and tell them it's Saint Deliahs' lighter cake. Either way, have a good Christmas Phil
  14. Just checked the Christmas Gold version on this afternoon. It's the colour version! Looks very good. Good old Virgin give us a few extra channels until January 3rd. This is one of them. I've recorded it via the Tivo box, so I can transfer it to a USB stick. No White Christmas though, this year, will have to get a copy. Also notice High Society is on. My dad would have very happy with that.
  15. How good is the colour version? I bought a brand new 1946 import (B/W) - still in its wrapper because the b/w version is always on telly (Christmas gold on sunday) I always assumed that the colour version was going to be a bit like the old tinted silent films. Please advise. There is a list of films which stand watching over and over, even though you know every line. Could start a thread of favourite films (now tell me that there already is one) Phil