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by Avis
13 Aug 2022 20:02
Forum: anything else
Topic: What are we watching?
Replies: 4182
Views: 154809

Re: What are we watching?

Mrs H has taken to watching Police Interceptors on 5 Action. To say it creates a negative impression of the North-East of England would be an understatement! I am sure that hundreds of hours of filming is discarded for every 5 minutes shown, but it really does seem that the teenage population of Le...
by Avis
10 Aug 2022 20:07
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059840

Re: Chat Thread

lizwing wrote: 10 Aug 2022 16:43 Do other countries have hosepipe bans? Do they in Australia?
Yes.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outdoor_w ... #Australia
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by Avis
09 Aug 2022 19:20
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059840

Re: Chat Thread

I have friends who live at East Wittering/Bracklesham. They have always regarded the queues trying to get to West Wittering with a certain amount of amusement.
by Avis
07 Aug 2022 11:39
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059840

Re: Chat Thread

It is originally Japanese, caled Maneki-Neki. It is not waving, it is beckoning - or some people say the cat is washing its face.

If you believe it can bring you luck, keep it.

If you are a rational person, bin it.
by Avis
03 Aug 2022 17:06
Forum: anything else
Topic: What are we watching?
Replies: 4182
Views: 154809

Re: What are we watching?

It was originally broadcast on BBC1 (so in black and white) on Boxing Day, 1967. BBC2 broadcast it (in colour) on 5 January, 1968, so that would be the one you watched, Avis. Isn't it strange how some memories last for decades? 54 years - wow!. I can remember us all sitting on sofas, chairs, window...
by Avis
03 Aug 2022 14:23
Forum: anything else
Topic: What are we watching?
Replies: 4182
Views: 154809

Re: What are we watching?

lizwing wrote: 03 Aug 2022 13:38 The first time for about 30 years that I haven’t sat down to eat my lunch while watching Neighbours 😢
I know - strange, isn't it? Although I usually watched it late at night, on catch-up.

Still, the last few episodes had some nice treats - especially Guy Pearce!
by Avis
03 Aug 2022 13:01
Forum: anything else
Topic: What are we watching?
Replies: 4182
Views: 154809

Re: What are we watching?

It was originally broadcast on BBC1 (so in black and white) on Boxing Day, 1967. BBC2 broadcast it (in colour) on 5 January, 1968, so that would be the one you watched, Avis. Isn't it strange how some memories last for decades? 54 years - wow!. I can remember us all sitting on sofas, chairs, window...
by Avis
03 Aug 2022 12:53
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059840

Re: Chat Thread

‘Morning :) very dull but warm. Is there any way of contacting Thames Water to connect to a human being? Last time we both spent some 2 hours on both our phones to the number on their web-site where a pre-recorded message ‘didn’t recognise your post-code -connect to our web page’ … this indicated t...
by Avis
02 Aug 2022 13:36
Forum: anything else
Topic: What are we watching?
Replies: 4182
Views: 154809

Re: What are we watching?

I remember a whole gang of us going to a friend's house - can't remember his name now, but his dad was a film and television producer - to watch "Magical Mystery Tour" on their colour television. That would have been in 1968, I think.
by Avis
29 Jul 2022 19:12
Forum: Reading talk
Topic: Proposals to revitalise The Oracle and regenerate the eastern end of the centre
Replies: 16
Views: 702

Re: Proposals to revitalise The Oracle and regenerate the eastern end of the centre

It has been so long since I went into the centre of Reading that I can't work out in my head where all these things are. It will be interesting to see the Zoom presentation. Not that it will matter that much to me in the end, as I won't be going there
by Avis
29 Jul 2022 19:09
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059840

Re: Chat Thread

I knew nothing about it. I don't have a television, don't buy newspapers. I have an subscription to an online press service which covers most newspapers, but I only read some sections.
by Avis
26 Jul 2022 18:47
Forum: anything else
Topic: The new PRIME MINISTER…?
Replies: 290
Views: 5591

Re: The new PRIME MINISTER…?

Having read some of the posts here, I am so pleased that I decided to remain in complete ignorance of the whole procedure. I have no part in this decision-making process, therefore have no need for an opinion. Bliss!! 8)
by Avis
25 Jul 2022 18:46
Forum: anything else
Topic: The etiquette of table manners?
Replies: 80
Views: 1396

Re: The etiquette of table manners?

As a left hander, knife and fork as per table setting. Would find it odd the other way. Spoons always goes to the left, probably because restaurants rarely offer a fork for dessert these days , which annoys me as I chase the food around the plate. But a knife on its own goes in the left. That's eas...
by Avis
24 Jul 2022 23:31
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059840

Re: Chat Thread

Two quite breezy days this weekend - gave me the chance to get all the windows, and the garden door, open to blow the last of the heat away. It did require a quick hunt for my stock of doorstops, though! And I had to apologise to the Ocado delivery guy when the front door slammed in his face as he w...
by Avis
24 Jul 2022 23:25
Forum: anything else
Topic: The etiquette of table manners?
Replies: 80
Views: 1396

Re: The etiquette of table manners?

I had snails from time to time when I was working in Strasbourg. Frogs legs on one occasion, too. And horsemeat in Luxembourg. And oysters in Jersey. All quite nice, but not at the top of my list.
by Avis
24 Jul 2022 14:08
Forum: anything else
Topic: The etiquette of table manners?
Replies: 80
Views: 1396

Re: The etiquette of table manners?

Just think, if people hadn't experimented with food, had never said "what if ....", had never had imagination or flights of fancy - we would never have had chocolate cake.
by Avis
19 Jul 2022 20:06
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059840

Re: Chat Thread

From the Reading Weather man (the only one that ever makes any sense): "One more thought...I doubt all that rain is actually reaching ground level because of how dry it is in the atmosphere above. Not sure...would need to see reports from the local areas. So maybe don't be surprised if the rain...
by Avis
17 Jul 2022 17:42
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059840

Re: Chat Thread

I shut my windows too. The air blowing in is hotter than the internal temperature. I open them as soon as the outside temp. drops, usually early evening. I think it depends a lot on the aspect of your house. The back of my house is in full sun morning and afternoon, so it makes sense to shut the su...
by Avis
17 Jul 2022 16:17
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059840

Re: Chat Thread

For pet fur problems - this company's products are usually excellent, although I have no direct experience of these two items.
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by Avis
16 Jul 2022 21:20
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059840

Re: Chat Thread

lizwing wrote: 16 Jul 2022 18:07 Avis, 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.
That is excellent news.
by Avis
16 Jul 2022 17:17
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059840

Re: Chat Thread

Given that the expected temperatures will be higher than anyone has experienced in the UK before, what’s wrong with heat warnings? Given that, by reading various health related threads on here, this forum tends to reflect the demographic that would be most severely affected. Anyone who says “we wer...
by Avis
14 Jul 2022 21:35
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059840

Re: Chat Thread

Younger son and Mrs H both tested positive for Covid last night. Slightly odd as we have hardly seen the youngster in the last week. I guess it's just a matter of time before I succumb. May have to cancel tomorrow's ankle scan. Mrs H can't remember ever feeling so ill - imagine how she would have b...
by Avis
14 Jul 2022 10:00
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059840

Re: Chat Thread

D5equj5 wrote: 14 Jul 2022 09:17 ..............
Bam - I have no idea why the "bang bang" chicken is so named - it was not hot spicy, nor did it have popping candy - I suspect it is a marketing ploy by the recipe designers.
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bang_bang_chicken
by Avis
14 Jul 2022 09:07
Forum: anything else
Topic: The new PRIME MINISTER…?
Replies: 290
Views: 5591

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.
by Avis
12 Jul 2022 12:11
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059840

Re: Chat Thread

https://www.idealhome.co.uk/news/how-mu ... n-2-253322

Running a fan costs less than I thought
by Avis
06 Jul 2022 20:06
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059840

Re: Chat Thread

D5equj5 wrote: 06 Jul 2022 19:06 Still testing positive
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I had positive tests for eight days. Then three months of recovery!
by Avis
06 Jul 2022 17:31
Forum: anything else
Topic: Celebrity Tributes
Replies: 2229
Views: 105232

Re: Celebrity Tributes

She’s been incredibly important in Black Theatre. , , , , , , , , , Indeed she has. An acting career of around fifty years (only three of them in East Enders!), Honorary Fellow of RADA, appeared in productions at the National Theatre, Everyman Theatre, Mermaid Theatre (with Edith Evans), among many...
by Avis
24 Jun 2022 14:24
Forum: anything else
Topic: 51-53 Argyle Rd reading
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Re: 51-53 Argyle st reading

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Ordnance Survey, 25 inch to the mile
Surveyed: 1875
Published: 1879
(Credit: National Library of Scotland)
by Avis
24 Jun 2022 14:16
Forum: anything else
Topic: 51-53 Argyle Rd reading
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Re: 51-53 Argyle st reading

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Ordnance Survey, Large Scale Town Plans (1:500)
Surveyed: 1875
Published: 1879
(Credit: National Library of Scotland)
by Avis
26 May 2022 01:15
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: All members please read (amended)
Replies: 50
Views: 1585

Re: All members please read (amended)

Happy to contribute.
by Avis
10 May 2022 22:50
Forum: anything else
Topic: 3 Gun street, Building history
Replies: 15
Views: 564

Re: 3 Gun street, Building history

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Gun Street 1908
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by Avis
10 May 2022 22:32
Forum: anything else
Topic: 3 Gun street, Building history
Replies: 15
Views: 564

Re: 3 Gun street, Building history

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Poynders, printers and bookbinders.
by Avis
07 May 2022 15:37
Forum: Reading talk
Topic: I Live In Caversham - I am a Local - Give Me A Sign!
Replies: 39
Views: 1556

Re: I Live In Caversham - I am a Local - Give Me A Sign!

Postcodes. On the main roads out of Caversham, RG4 becomes RG9 on the Henley road, just by the sharp left hand bend (see the map); RG4 becomes RG9 on the B481 going up the hill out of Sonning Common, and RG4 becomes RG8 on the A4074 between Cane End and the turnoff for Goring. RG9 covers chunks of S...

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