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by Pooneil
13 Aug 2022 15:32
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059910

Re: Chat Thread

Can't stand Listerine, but Colgate Plax is pleasant enough.
I thought all mouthwashes were alcohol-free these days.
by Pooneil
12 Aug 2022 19:54
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059910

Re: Chat Thread

I'd not considered saving the water we run whilst waiting for it to come through hot. I shall keep a jug next to the sink from now. Regarding running water whilst brushing teeth - it exits the tap - It goes down the plug-hole It goes to the sewage works It gets filtered It gets treated It gets put ...
by Pooneil
11 Aug 2022 19:40
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059910

Re: Chat Thread

Roasting hot here - already watering mostly by watering can and have had to buy a support for my right elbow as between that and hauling flower pots about its rather sore ….we bucketed out grand daughters paddling pool from this week - and used that on the plants - probably the last time it will be...
by Pooneil
10 Aug 2022 08:13
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059910

Re: Chat Thread

Blimey, the Red Lion in MWE closing? A bit of a shock, but there again didn't it switch from being a traditional country pub to an Italian-themed gastropods some years back?
by Pooneil
04 Aug 2022 13:09
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059910

Re: Chat Thread

Looking at this page (https://www.worldstandards.eu/electrici ... d-sockets/), was the building designed for frequent visitors from India, South Africa, or Thailand?
by Pooneil
04 Aug 2022 12:53
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Have a Laugh
Replies: 993
Views: 50564

Re: Have a Laugh

A 70-year-old woman chose to stay overnight in a costly hotel as a treat for her birthday. The morning following her stay, she was appalled when the desk worker gave her a bill for $250. She asked why the room charge was so high. “It’s a nice hotel, but the rooms certainly aren’t worth $250 for just...
by Pooneil
02 Aug 2022 22:32
Forum: anything else
Topic: The new PRIME MINISTER…?
Replies: 290
Views: 5602

Re: The new PRIME MINISTER…?

Father. https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1646403/students-rate-liz-truss-left-wing-professor-dad-revealed Hmm - father seems to be loyal to his political leanings - and her uncle saying that those principles ‘are in the blood’/Oxford changed her’ - so she’s running with the hare and hounds’ whiche...
by Pooneil
02 Aug 2022 19:55
Forum: anything else
Topic: The new PRIME MINISTER…?
Replies: 290
Views: 5602

Re: The new PRIME MINISTER…?

piwacket wrote: 02 Aug 2022 19:38
Pooneil wrote: 02 Aug 2022 19:03 Seems people who know her better agree... 296157339_10228158176923295_1320006925335273036_n.jpg
Who’s John Truss? Father, brother , uncle?
Father. https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/16464 ... d-revealed
by Pooneil
02 Aug 2022 19:03
Forum: anything else
Topic: The new PRIME MINISTER…?
Replies: 290
Views: 5602

Re: The new PRIME MINISTER…?

They’re both sadly deluded if they believe they’ll still be in power in 7 years time ! I’m afraid the party has lost any chance of being re elected. It’s 2 years LIz . It’ll certainly be a struggle - but I don’t think Truss is the one to turn it around :shrug1: Seems people who know her better agre...
by Pooneil
02 Aug 2022 18:59
Forum: anything else
Topic: Merchants Phone 129 Caversham road
Replies: 13
Views: 177

Re: Merchants Phone 129 Caversham road

Probably an old phone number. Per eilipedia "The length of early telephone numbers depended on the number of subscribers attached to a particular exchange: if there were fewer than 10 subscribers, a single digit sufficed. One single-digit number survived in Scotland until 1990. Two-digit number...
by Pooneil
02 Aug 2022 14:18
Forum: Pubs, Restaurants, and Hotels
Topic: The Weather Station
Replies: 15
Views: 1371

Re: The Weather Station

That was the way I saw it, Keith. Not really my sort of boozer, but if people like it, I'm all for it. I'm relaxed about it all until the day all pubs are like this place and my/our tastes are no longer catered for. Then - and only then - will I lead an uprising and take to the streets. Will be clo...
by Pooneil
02 Aug 2022 14:09
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059910

Re: Chat Thread

Fair enough, certainly sounds kosher. It's also entirely possible that whatever office in HMRC you're dealing with is further along with moving away from cheques than mine is.
by Pooneil
02 Aug 2022 12:25
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059910

Re: Chat Thread

No booking system in West Sussex, just need to provide evidence of being a resident. Barely a queue worth mentioning whenever I've been this year. Dull, overcast but warm. I believe we had a little rain on Sunday night. Elder Hooplet received a cheque for a tax debate last week. Mrs H, who is also ...
by Pooneil
01 Aug 2022 13:02
Forum: anything else
Topic: The new PRIME MINISTER…?
Replies: 290
Views: 5602

Re: The new PRIME MINISTER…?

The French used to all pay 1 euro for a GP ‘s appointment …no one made a fuss . No idea if it’s still in place though.. 1 Euro? That’s cheap by comparison… but a token gesture surely? Barely worth the bother. A Penalty system sounds better. Many years ago, a friend and I were discussing the use of ...
by Pooneil
01 Aug 2022 11:50
Forum: anything else
Topic: What are we watching?
Replies: 4182
Views: 154817

Re: What are we watching?

Mayfield wrote: 01 Aug 2022 09:24 Aaah - I knew the boom was football related but couldn’t think when…
I think Princess Anne's (first) wedding in 1973 was another boost to colour over b\w.
by Pooneil
01 Aug 2022 07:33
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059910

Re: Chat Thread

D5equj5 wrote: 31 Jul 2022 23:07 Phew ! License and wallet found.
In the pocket of a pair of trousers hanging in my wardrobe. Not worn them for a couple of months.
And in the last place I looked !
Of course, because it would be madness to keep looking after you'd found them. 😀
by Pooneil
01 Aug 2022 07:30
Forum: anything else
Topic: What are we watching?
Replies: 4182
Views: 154817

Re: What are we watching?

OMG England women won the Euro. We'll never hear the end of it. As the last big win? Was 1966 - does that 40+ years for this one too? I heard one commentator say that last time we won, in 1966, the pictures were all in grainy black and white … Is that correct ? Wasn’t the World Cup the reason many ...
by Pooneil
31 Jul 2022 15:26
Forum: anything else
Topic: The new PRIME MINISTER…?
Replies: 290
Views: 5602

Re: The new PRIME MINISTER…?

Idiots just not turning up for an appointment without bothering to ring and cancel should be charged but, as Pi says, how are they going to enforce it? It seems more and more these days that it's the job of politicians to think up headline-grabbing ideas, then some poor s*d of a civil servant gets ...
by Pooneil
30 Jul 2022 17:33
Forum: anything else
Topic: The new PRIME MINISTER…?
Replies: 290
Views: 5602

Re: The new PRIME MINISTER…?

Not really PM related but the Minister for Culture, Media and Sport appeared to believe that “no sporting event of this magnitude has happened since the Olympics” apparently unaware of Glasgow’s existence The Minister for Culture, Media and Sport is just unaware full stop She may well be the least ...
by Pooneil
25 Jul 2022 22:55
Forum: anything else
Topic: The new PRIME MINISTER…?
Replies: 290
Views: 5602

Re: The new PRIME MINISTER…?

Well I’m biased - I can’t stand Liz Truss, but I thought in tonight debate Rishi stood up pretty well on the whole and was adept at sidestepping, twists and turns …I hope that’s a good thing and not shades of Boris… But what purpose does it all serve? Unless you’re a Party member, no-one cares what...
by Pooneil
25 Jul 2022 00:14
Forum: anything else
Topic: The etiquette of table manners?
Replies: 80
Views: 1396

Re: The etiquette of table manners?

You’d have a job to drink with your mouth open 😳 Haha - I shall have to experiment - over the sink :) Actually, I have worked with Heston’s company, in that I worked with one of his chefs on a project. He does know his stuff and was involved with the Food Science dept of Reading Uni. Much of what h...
by Pooneil
20 Jul 2022 20:43
Forum: anything else
Topic: The new PRIME MINISTER…?
Replies: 290
Views: 5602

Re: The new PRIME MINISTER…?

I’m sure you’re right VoT, nasty little back stabber. Not my view, but it’s probably the Party members’ view, and as c.a.versham says, Truss is more popular with them, probably because she supported Boris, throughout. She’s basically the continuity candidate Blonde hair? Check Short on detail? Chec...
by Pooneil
20 Jul 2022 20:28
Forum: anything else
Topic: The new PRIME MINISTER…?
Replies: 290
Views: 5602

Re: The new PRIME MINISTER…?

Nice stab at the Treasury by Mr. Johnson in PMQ's today. 'If we had listened to the treasury we would not have the M25 or the Channel Tunnel'. Some may argue about the merits of both schemes but overall I consider them to be useful infrastructure projects. whereas if we'd listened to Boris more, we...
by Pooneil
19 Jul 2022 21:11
Forum: anything else
Topic: The new PRIME MINISTER…?
Replies: 290
Views: 5602

Re: The new PRIME MINISTER…?

I hope Sunak wins, not that I like him particularly, but the thought of Liz Truss 🙄 Boris Johnson is bright but acts stupid, Liz Truss I’m not so sure … Well, she's certainly no great public speaker, as that cringe-inducing speech about cheese never fails to prove. And in a more considered world, b...
by Pooneil
19 Jul 2022 19:30
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059910

Re: Chat Thread

Rain! OMG! OMG! OMG! BBC issuing a flood warning in 3,2,1 :roflol3: The BBC don't issue flood warnings, the Environment Agency do. You can't really blame BBC News for reporting a government pronouncement. (Yes, I can be a humourless pedantic sod 😉) It's trying to rain here in Sarf Reading, but it's...
by Pooneil
18 Jul 2022 18:51
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059910

Re: Chat Thread

I can understand why the temperature might feel lower because of a breeze but am puzzled why it should be higher. The media are waiting impatiently for the temperature to officially top 40. Humidity. You cool down by sweating, the evaporation of the sweat decreases your skin temperature. As humidit...
by Pooneil
18 Jul 2022 18:31
Forum: anything else
Topic: The new PRIME MINISTER…?
Replies: 290
Views: 5602

Re: The new PRIME MINISTER…?

I've just read a piece on the comedian Charlie Drake. Apparently many aspects in his autobiography were fabricated. So they are all at it. The difference of course being that Charlie Drake was a professional entertainer who was paid to tell tall stories, and he wasn't campaigning to be the Prime Mi...
by Pooneil
18 Jul 2022 15:31
Forum: anything else
Topic: The new PRIME MINISTER…?
Replies: 290
Views: 5602

Re: The new PRIME MINISTER…?

Interesting article about Truss being perhaps cavalier with her history. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... -education
by Pooneil
18 Jul 2022 13:51
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059910

Re: Chat Thread

Actually VoT, I quite like beetroot hummus. But I can appreciate it's not for all.
by Pooneil
17 Jul 2022 12:48
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059910

Re: Chat Thread

lizwing wrote: 16 Jul 2022 18:07Avis, I just can’t believe that any one is not aware of the dangers of very high temperatures, the need to use sunscreen, drink water etc.
We live in a country where nearly 3.5 million people currently have Covid; I think we can take widespread ignorance of public health issues to be a given.
by Pooneil
14 Jul 2022 13:42
Forum: anything else
Topic: The new PRIME MINISTER…?
Replies: 290
Views: 5602

Re: The new PRIME MINISTER…?

It is always a pleasure to read Pooneil's thoughtful and intelligent posts. Like a shining light cutting through the fog. Thanks, but in deference to others I'm more than happy to let the subject drop an return to the issue of which of the Hapless Half-Dozen will be leading us into the bright,sunli...
by Pooneil
13 Jul 2022 22:58
Forum: anything else
Topic: The new PRIME MINISTER…?
Replies: 290
Views: 5602

Re: The new PRIME MINISTER…?

I know it’s supposed to be progress but I don’t get it - you are born male or female, and a few babies are born ‘intersex’ but I believe that’s fairly rare. However if you feel you want to spend your life as the other sex, fine, but that can’t change biology . There is a need for society to be more...
by Pooneil
13 Jul 2022 22:26
Forum: anything else
Topic: The new PRIME MINISTER…?
Replies: 290
Views: 5602

Re: The new PRIME MINISTER…?

Yes yes Poo, nascent brains and all that - we’re talking about external sexual organs and chromosomes, not what your brain thinks what sex you are dependent on whether or not your estrogen receptors have been triggered. That’s a bit heavy for many people, whereas what might be considered ‘old fashi...
by Pooneil
13 Jul 2022 21:55
Forum: anything else
Topic: The new PRIME MINISTER…?
Replies: 290
Views: 5602

Re: The new PRIME MINISTER…?

Latest Rishi Sunak leads the first ballot in the Conservative leadership race with 88 votes Penny Mordaunt gets 67 votes and Liz Truss secures 50 votes Nadhim Zahawi and Jeremy Hunt fail to achieve the required 30 votes and exit the contest. A bit of a surprise that since candidates needed 20 suppo...
by Pooneil
13 Jul 2022 21:51
Forum: anything else
Topic: The new PRIME MINISTER…?
Replies: 290
Views: 5602

Re: The new PRIME MINISTER…?

Not Mordaunt please with her weird ‘trans’ ideas :roll: Can't see anything too weird in this https://www.lbc.co.uk/news/penny-mordaunt-trans-rights/ I'm far more worried by Kemi Badenoch and her backsliding on banning conversion therapy. She’s made a very valid point there ‘I am a woman in every ce...

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