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Title: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Ian on October 16, 2010, 11:20:54 AM
Chat to your hearts' content
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Post by: Yorkie on October 17, 2010, 05:17:51 PM
Just noticed that I have received a promotion to Captain - $thanx$

To celebrate I will buy everyone who is in this Bar at the moment a large drink of their choice.   ZXZ

Oh - sh*t, no one here, I'm drinking on my own again!    Z**

p.s. I'd still rather have an R.A.F. Rank! :speechless:
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Post by: Trojan on October 18, 2010, 07:40:22 AM
I'll join you on a Captains' night out

Mine's a Guinness.  Z**
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on October 27, 2010, 07:00:19 PM
British Summer-time ends on Sunday and the weather forcast for North Wales is Rain and Snow! Winter must be upon us!


Make mine a Tomato Juice!    Z**
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Post by: Michael on October 27, 2010, 07:54:30 PM
 Z** Z** $wales  Its27th October----HAPPY BIRTHDAY FESTER----HAPPY BIRTHDAY FESTER.  One of the most prolificate writers on the forum.  (well, actually,its Jacky Congan's birthday.He played  Uncle *Fester in the original series*    how do I know? Because I listen all day to Tudnofm, Llandudnos local station, and they told me.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Trojan on October 27, 2010, 08:44:13 PM
John Leslie "Jackie" Coogan passed away in 1994.  :(
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on October 27, 2010, 11:54:53 PM
I can report that Fester and I represented the Three Towns Forum in the Kings Head pub quiz this evening and came fourth. The shame!  $smack$
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Post by: Trojan on October 28, 2010, 12:39:31 AM
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I can report that Fester and I represented the Three Towns Forum in the Kings Head pub quiz this evening and came fourth. The shame!  $smack$

Who's the quizmaster nowadays Dave.  8)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on October 28, 2010, 01:00:17 AM
I don't know WHO he is .... but I believe that he asked all the WRONG questions !

 )*)& )*)&
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Post by: DaveR on October 28, 2010, 01:07:31 AM
I don't know the quizmaster, a middle aged guy with glasses is all I can tell you. But I can say that we had all the right answers and he had the wrong questions!  ZXZ
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Ian on October 28, 2010, 07:46:51 AM
So often the way...


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Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on October 28, 2010, 07:56:50 PM
The 3 Towns Arms says you can chat about anything---so how about this.  I am not proud but not ashamed that during my life I have had my fair share of nasty letters demanding money. They usually mention what will happen if I do not pay. In case the reader lives in the rarerefied world of people who have never had such a letter, these options usually include taken to court, visits from nasty men at night, reporting to credit agencies so no more credit, taking your belongings, bankruptcy, being sent to prison, having your gas cut off etc etc. But, but, I've just received a new one. Taking away my driving licence or having it revoced. Now, this is a new one to me. Can any body or organisation actually do this, that is what I would like to know.  If so, I feel it is about time this fact was exposed.
I fail to see how being skint and financially dishonourable has any connection with a driving licence which, I always thought, meant it certified that you were capable of driving in a safe manner.
I expect you think this nasty letter came from some backstreet money lender. No, sorry to disallusion you. It came from a prominent government department. I'm sorry I cannot tell you which one because you might fall about laughing.   Mike
P.S. What the hell, I might as well tell you. Bear in mind that my next birthday is Number 80.   It came from a governemnt department which I thought had been disbanded because of the complete cock ups it made years ago    -------  pause for dramatic effect  ---- THE CHILD SUPPORT AGENCY
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on October 28, 2010, 08:06:15 PM
Maybe to save money they are letting other departments use up their old letter headings!   _))*

Of course being over 70 your licence has to be renewed every 3 years so you would have done it at your last birthday at 79 - you didn't forget did you??

Can't think that anyone, except a Court of Law, can revoke a driving licence.   Maybe just to be sure you should check it out with the DVLA.  You can send queries by e-mail.    ££$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on October 28, 2010, 08:15:16 PM
Looks like the last Govt was responsible:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1127251/Child-support-dodgers-lose-passports-driving-licences-draconian-new-plans.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1127251/Child-support-dodgers-lose-passports-driving-licences-draconian-new-plans.html)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on October 28, 2010, 08:22:51 PM
BLOODY HELL, I had better grab my passport before it disappears and get myself off to Goa for the winter.  Sorry if you dont get any posts from me for a long while
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on October 28, 2010, 08:34:46 PM
I've just read DaveR's link a second time. I see now that it says the CSA will only take my passport/driving licence as a last resort. The resort I was thinking of is the Costa da la  etc etc
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Trojan on October 29, 2010, 04:24:05 AM
Coming soon......Mike's Goa Golf Course

 D)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on October 29, 2010, 08:01:36 PM
Advance Publicity. . . . . . .

Wednesday Beach Party
 
“Simple the Best” -Party at the Mike's Beach Oasis is the one experience you must do at least once if you're visiting Goa, Every Wednesday night enjoy exotic drinks, Fireworks, bonfire, resident DJ, Traditional Indian dancers and Fire jugglers.

By popular demand, floodlit Golf for those who prefer the outdoors.

 
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on October 30, 2010, 06:04:23 PM
Hey Yorkie thats great. How about you becoming head of publicity for the idea?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on November 02, 2010, 08:49:05 AM
All you have to do is pay my fare and get me over there!      ZXZ
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Post by: Blongb on November 21, 2010, 05:25:39 PM
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I don't know the quizmaster, a middle aged guy with glasses is all I can tell you. But I can say that we had all the right answers and he had the wrong questions!  ZXZ
His name was Jonathon and I'm very sorry to say he will be asking no more questions at the Kings Head Quiz. We don't know why, but after completing last Wednesdays Quiz, he went home to Deganwy and took his own life. I will not speculate on what made him do such a terrible thing, but know he will be sadly missed by a lot of people who knew him. If you would like to say Goodbye to Jonathon come to the Kings Head at 9pm on Wednesday 24th November. Needless to say there won't be a Quiz, just a chance to remember a really nice man.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on November 21, 2010, 05:32:18 PM
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His name was Jonathon and I'm very sorry to say he will be asking no more questions at the Kings Head Quiz. We don't know why, but after completing last Wednesdays Quiz, he went home to Deganwy and took his own life. I will not speculate on what made him do such a terrible thing, but know he will be sadly missed by a lot of people who knew him. If you would like to say Goodbye to Jonathon come to the Kings Head at 9pm on Wednesday 24th November. Needless to say there won't be a Quiz, just a chance to remember a really nice man.
I don't know if you were aware, but he was also a member and moderator on the old Llandudno Local forum for a while, under the name of Piloti. I have taken the liberty of copying your post into the Obits section, I hope you don't mind:
http://threetownsforum.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=287 (http://threetownsforum.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=287)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on November 28, 2010, 11:21:44 AM
This is a chat in the pub thread, so I'm going to be the pub bore and have a rant. Cold weather so I thought----sun.  I need an India visa. Clever devil, me, I'm not going to pay £20 to an agent, I'll get in myself on the web. So, I downloaded the forms, paypalled the cash, sent passport,photos etc off by I think its called Special Delivery (it cost over £6) plus another self addressed special delivery envelope. It said allow ten working days. This was on November 2nd.   By about 21st I was getting worried, no response. Phone up the agency of the Indian Government (they have outsoursed it to a firm in the UK).  Cannot get a phone number nor email address. The office I used is in Hayes,Middlesex. (It had to be that one if you do it by post). There are about ten offices in U.K., non have a phone number except Glasgow. I rang that -- unable to connect you. I got on to Directory Enquiries, they gave me a number ---- something wrong with the line.  B.T. wont say whats the matter, but I cannot get through. So on 22nd I send a recorded delivery off to them "What the hells going on."   No reply, not a dicky bird.  So, if nothing turns up tomorrow, on Tuesday I will be making a 500 mile round trip to stand in the queue in Hayes.  Mike  P.S. I did track the original letter --it was delivered at 07.30 on 3rd November. Royal Mail even gave me a photostat copy of the signature and printed name.   As I said, clever devil, me. I saved £20 by doing it myself. No comment.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on November 28, 2010, 12:43:00 PM
Have you tried contacting the Indian embassy to complain and get them to sort it out? When a friend of mine went to Australia, I was able to do it all online for her and it was electronically attached to her passport number - no papers required.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on November 28, 2010, 07:58:11 PM
Thanks Dave. At least it gives a phone number for their passport enquiries. Maybe I might get some help tomorrow. Just in aside, and for a bit of a laugh.  The High Commisioner of India's website, all very grand with background of elephants etc has about twelve or so sections to go to. One is entitled, quite brazonly, Car for Sale.   One of the High Commissioners top men is fed up with his top of the range Merc.  Not backward at coming forward in business, our Indian friends.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on November 28, 2010, 08:20:37 PM
So I see: http://hcilondon.in/car_for_sale.php (http://hcilondon.in/car_for_sale.php)

Hope you get your Visa sorted out tomorrow.
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Post by: Bellringer on November 28, 2010, 08:26:56 PM
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 Not backward at coming forward in business, our Indian friends.

Years ago they used to go around knocking on doors etc selling their wares out of a big suitcase. Things like ties and "silk"
scarfs - all very shiny and sparkly I seem to recall. 
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on November 29, 2010, 10:30:58 AM
Another case of stupidity...

"The North East Wales rescue team had to walk four people off Llantysilio mountain in bitterly cold temperatures at 2am on Sunday after their 4x4 vehicle got stuck.

Team leader Iain Ashcroft said: “They were unwise to have ventured up the mountain in those conditions at night.”"


Amazing.

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/2010/11/29/north-wales-cold-snap-set-to-continue-55578-27733502/ (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/2010/11/29/north-wales-cold-snap-set-to-continue-55578-27733502/)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on November 29, 2010, 11:08:09 AM
Bellringer---I love your new  badge. Its really great. Dave---not much luck with the Visa. Still trying. In the meantime I have been told that an extra three days in November are "non working" days. Nov 5 is Divali.  The 17th Idu'l Zuha.  The 21st Guru Nanak's Birthday.  I am NOT JOKING. So I'm thinking twice about driving to Hayes.  I wont start out until Im sure there isent a moveable day off  Mike
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Bellringer on November 29, 2010, 12:21:57 PM
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Bellringer---I love your new  badge. Its really great.   Mike

Thanks Mike, and good luck with the Visa matter.

NB I suppose I should say that it is the logo of the North Wales Association of Church Bell Ringers and as such, any views and comments I may make are my personal ones, and cannot be attributed in any way to the Association.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on November 29, 2010, 06:44:58 PM
Funny (and relevant given the weather) video:
Paignton Ice Skating for Cars - The Original (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MPRmOUxRMY#)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on November 29, 2010, 06:58:30 PM
The funny bit of this one starts at 2.22:

Black Ice + Car + Walking = Fail (Full Version) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0FjntOZV58#)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Paddy on November 29, 2010, 06:59:00 PM
Does anyone think we should have a Forum Christmas meet up? Maybe curry club or a few beers in the King's Head?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on November 30, 2010, 09:54:47 AM
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Does anyone think we should have a Forum Christmas meet up? Maybe curry club or a few beers in the King's Head?
Not a bad idea, Paddy, I like the idea of a Kings Head meetup. Anyone else interested? Any suggestions for a day/date/time?
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Post by: Pendragon on November 30, 2010, 10:24:09 AM
I'd love to come. What an excellent idea. I Can't do weekends though due to work.  Z**
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Blongb on November 30, 2010, 01:26:24 PM
Nice one Paddy. Sign me up, I can manage any time during the Winter. Z**
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Paddy on November 30, 2010, 05:03:41 PM
It will need to be during the school holidays for me. I can't really drink the evenings when I have the school job in the morning as the killjoys at the council don't like me turning up half cut!

The schools break up on 20th December so I'm going to suggest Thursday, 23/12, 7pm at the King's Head.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on November 30, 2010, 05:15:57 PM
Normally a good night for me... but too close to Xmas, I will be most likely be visiting family...  ZXZ Z**
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Post by: Paddy on November 30, 2010, 06:07:30 PM
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Normally a good night for me... but too close to Xmas, I will be most likely be visiting family...  ZXZ Z**

Fester, it was just a suggestion to get the ball rolling. Chuck in a few dates when you're available and hopefully we'll eventually come up with something that's convenient for most.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on November 30, 2010, 11:07:45 PM
Oh...right, Sorry Paddy...yes!
I just thought it was restricted by the school hols...

I'm like BlongB, I can do the vast majority of nights... no school (or work) for me at this time of year...

I wonder if Trojan will be coming home?  I know he wouldn't miss out on such an occasion,  he suggested this very thing on his last visit.  Z** Z** Z**
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Ian on December 01, 2010, 08:10:42 AM
The Help For Heroes Xmas concert (Tuesday next, 7.30pm at Trinity) should provide an opportunity to meet a few of the forum, especally after the concert over the wine and mince pies :-))
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on December 05, 2010, 10:20:07 PM
Re: Three Towns Christmas meetup - this Thursday, 9th December, at 7pm in the Kings Head, Llandudno.
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Post by: Michael on December 05, 2010, 10:53:00 PM
Thats a good venue. Then at the end you can all walk up the hill to get rid of any hangovers---theres a golf course very handy. Just leave your entry fees with me at the bar
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Post by: Fester on December 06, 2010, 12:12:12 AM
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Re: Three Towns Christmas meetup - this Thursday, 9th December, at 7pm in the Kings Head, Llandudno.

You know it makes sense.  Z**
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on December 06, 2010, 01:36:30 PM
I'm looking forward to it. I hope your going Yorkie  :-*
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Post by: Yorkie on December 06, 2010, 03:42:30 PM
Being teetotal - I'm a waste of time in a pub!   And I don't like standing a round, if you get my drift!     L0L  L0L
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on December 06, 2010, 03:56:17 PM
Don't be so selfish......the xmas message from the police this year is "designated driver" so you won't be a wate of time at all.....wheres your xmas spirit ? I mean cordial  :-*

 L0L
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on December 07, 2010, 01:07:27 PM
I went to have a nosey at the wikileaks site today and yesterday. Not that I'd understand any of it anyway, but firefox won't let me get on the site.  is there only certain  people who can read them then ?   ???
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on December 07, 2010, 01:36:22 PM
I think you will find that most, if not all, access points to Wikileaks have now been blocked.    ¢¢##
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Post by: Pendragon on December 07, 2010, 01:47:31 PM
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I think you will find that most, if not all, access points to Wikileaks have now been blocked.    ¢¢##
ah ha that'll be why then. Thanks
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Post by: DaveR on December 07, 2010, 02:12:56 PM
Nonsense, you just need to know where to look:
http://wikileaks.ch/ (http://wikileaks.ch/)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on December 07, 2010, 02:15:43 PM
Trust you Dave thanks  ;)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on December 07, 2010, 02:18:30 PM
Assange is a dangerous nutcase, in my view.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Ian on December 07, 2010, 02:30:59 PM
He's self-righteous - and there's little as dangerous.
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Post by: Michael on December 07, 2010, 05:07:33 PM
Watch out---here's the pub bore. Wonder what he is going to moan about today.      Here goes.   I've read a report in the Daily Post today from some high up person in highways. Hes talking about complaints about bad gritting of roads, but, he will always get those. However he hints, amongst other things, that the gritting process is being hampered by people stealing the rock salt from storage bins at the side of the road. And that these small storages of salt are there to enable the salt to be spread in outlandish and little used, but dangerous, places. What an excuse!!! For a start, how much salt could anyone steal? Its hardly the lightest or cleanest commodity. Two smallish sackfulls and your average car is down on its springs. And why are people stealing it? To spread it themselves in outlandish and little used, but dangerous, places. He should be thankful, the robbers are saving the Council labour charges. Of course, the inference is that it is being stolen to be put on some privately owned pathway. Well--so what. If someone falls and breaks a leg, the medical expense is just the same whether it be on public highway or private path.If this stealing is really bothering the Council, and not just a feeble excuse, how about a Council run campaign to sell small quantities of salt to private individuals. I bet plenty would take up the offer. Who knows, the Council might even make a small profit, but make sure its only a SMALL one.
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Post by: Trojan on December 07, 2010, 06:47:37 PM
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I wonder if Trojan will be coming home?  I know he wouldn't miss out on such an occasion,  he suggested this very thing on his last visit.  Z** Z** Z**

A little difficult for me to be a cwsmer there at the moment.

However, I will be there in spirit.  
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Post by: Fester on December 08, 2010, 05:33:07 PM
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Assange is a dangerous nutcase, in my view.

I think he is very brave...but completely unreasonable.
However he isn't as clever as he thinks he is, because the CIA's and the MI 5's of this world have a way of dealing with his sort...
They will start subtley with a rape allegation (trumped up or genuine) ... then if that doesn't work, there will be other ways of taking him ''offline''
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on December 08, 2010, 05:36:44 PM
Watch out for bright lights and tunnels.  They'll silence anyone, by whatever means. ???
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on December 08, 2010, 05:49:21 PM
I still think he's a plonker who is doing it more to get attention for himself (his face is all over the Wikileaks site) than anything else. I would give him more credit if he released something that wasn't from the U.S. How about he gets hold of some Iranian cables or Russian cables and let's see what they contain?
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Post by: Fester on December 08, 2010, 06:38:44 PM
Good Point Dave!

He, like many others have a vendetta against governments such as the US or the UK.
He has a misguided view that these governments are more benign, and they will play fair with them ..... how wrong they are!

Go on Assange... have a pop at the Russians, Iranians or even the Chinese.... watch your life expectancy plummet!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Ian on December 09, 2010, 02:17:30 PM
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the inference is that it is being stolen to be put on some privately owned pathway. Well--so what. If someone falls and breaks a leg, the medical expense is just the same whether it be on public highway or private path

Quite.  It's simply barmy to blame those who need the stuff for 'stealing' it.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on December 09, 2010, 03:29:34 PM
I am always reading in the forum about Oscar's blog, who he is etc. Because I had nothing else to do I thought I'd have a look at it. Scanning down, on the right hand side, I see a photo of the North bay of Llandudno. I am 99% sure this was taken from "MY LAND" (in an indignant voice.) Oscar, I hope you paid to wander about there. Even if half the population think its some sort of right of way!!! ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Fester on December 09, 2010, 04:26:39 PM
Its pretty close Mike.... but I don't think it was yours when he took it.
That picture has been there for an eternity.

But your wider question,''who is he''  is the one that everyone has been wrestling with for quite a while.

Although, Dave R and I believe we might have seen him today...making himself rather busy in Conwy town!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on December 09, 2010, 05:25:33 PM
Yes, he was getting in the Christmas spirit...
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on December 11, 2010, 09:49:24 AM
Infamous video of the petrol bomber running into a lamp post:
Petrol bomber runs into lamppost (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usc7UZJ6bSE#ws)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on December 11, 2010, 09:43:36 PM
I suppose we all make mistakes putting stuff onto the internet, but, would you expect one of the biggest worldwide success stories of the web to make an elementary mistake on a sales promotion? No. But one has, and believe it or not, its FACEBOOK. You can have a look for yourself (hoping that they havent corrected it). On my facebook screen every now and then, not every time, an advert comes up on the right hand side at the top. Its from facebook itself plugging a business facility---come on facebook and advertise yourself all round the world. So I took a look. A click here and there and I was in the middle of a high pressure sales pitch. I clicked on something like "A begineers start page." I got to a fictional yoghurt shop. They suggested three different approaches to three different groups of customer. It says--on the left you see etc.etc. In the middle you see etc etc. And then ON THE LEFT you see etc. Obviously they mean the right.  I thought it was only the female sex that got left and right mixed up  Mike
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Bellringer on December 22, 2010, 08:37:39 PM
After last night's heavy snow-fall and being the helpful chap I am, I nipped round to an elderly neighbour's this morning to clear the paths etc. I opened the garage up and over door and started to enter to get a shovel.
Unexpectedly the door came back down, catching me across the forehead and the bridge of the nose. I think I saw stars.

I can't wait till tomorrow to see how discoloured my face is going to be - it's certainly all rather sore.   ))*

Stupid damn things anyway! Why can't someone come up with something that will make them stay up?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Merddin Emrys on December 22, 2010, 09:11:15 PM
 :o so sorry to hear that, hope you recover quickly, I've been doing the same this afternoon, but I took my own shovel, my up and over door has an electric motor fitted (by the previous owner) which worked well until around a week ago and then packed up, nothing simple like the fuse though  :rage:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on December 22, 2010, 09:35:40 PM
Sorry to hear about your mishap, Stan.  :(
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Bellringer on December 22, 2010, 09:45:55 PM
I suppose I am used to our's being electrically operated too and hence my not realising that the neighbour's would drop down.
 I think i'll survive and especially now that I have glass in hand. Did I hear someone say "Will you have another, Stan?"
Ah, thanks I will. Z**
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Trojan on December 22, 2010, 09:46:52 PM
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I think I saw stars.

Makes a change from that bl**dy International Space Station.  ;)

Seriously, glad you are ok Stan.  :)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Ian on December 23, 2010, 08:10:11 AM
Glad to hear you're okay.  I thought most up-and-over garage doors have big spring systems that act as counter-balances, and they hold the door up?  That's how our doors work, but I suppose it's possible that either one spring has broken or become disconnected.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on December 23, 2010, 10:50:22 AM
Glad you are OK Stan-- that could have been very nasty.
Have another and you will feel alot better ! ;D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Bellringer on December 23, 2010, 11:13:00 AM
Thanks folks - not too much discolouration this morning.

Ian. it's one of those very lightweight single garage doors and as you say probably a bit worn and loose. Still felt bl....y heavy when it hit me though!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Ian on December 23, 2010, 11:23:44 AM
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Still felt bl....y heavy when it hit me though!

But nothing like a bell landing on you..:-))))

Seriously, glad it wasn't worse;  it could easily have been.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Bellringer on December 24, 2010, 10:02:09 PM
It's quiet in here tonight or has everyone gone to another Christmas Eve party and not told me about it.

Ah well as I now have 2 black eyes and a rather 'yellowy' nose, there aren't too many people to ask "how's the other chap?"

Happy Christmas everyone   I*
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on December 26, 2010, 11:11:53 AM
Hope you had a good Christmas, Stan, and are recovering well from your injuries.
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Post by: Bellringer on December 26, 2010, 01:02:02 PM
Thank you Dave, I did and hope you did too.

On the facial front, things don't look too bad this morning according to my wife!!
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Post by: Pendragon on December 28, 2010, 05:06:49 PM
Gail and I had a ball yesterday. Merlyn and Ice from the roof  D) WWW
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Post by: Trojan on December 29, 2010, 12:47:23 AM
The Ice Maiden. D)
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Post by: Michael on December 29, 2010, 08:13:04 PM
I've been bitten by the flu bug so I've spent much longer than usual on my PC. So I've been reading "Thoughts of Oscar."  I was surprised by the opening heading, the picture of the tide coming in somewhere and a statement about his thoughts about the area. Now, I don't know whether or not this matters in this day and age, but in this opening statement it has the most glaringly schoolboyish grammatical error. Presumably been there since day one. I repeat, I don't know if it matters, I maybe nitpicking, but, one thing for sure, sixty years ago the writer would never have lived down the shame. There was even a sort of rhyme we, as schoolkids, had to remember so as to avoid this error.  I might add that the error is an omission of just one letter so I suppose the writer could claim that it was just a keyboard miss. If you believe that, you will believe anything..
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Post by: Fester on December 29, 2010, 08:38:45 PM
You want to stay off there Mike!
Spelling mistakes might upset you...and you might find some of those on here.

Also, you might come accross some dodgy characters such as E Thug, and Ted E Bear.

You are much safer on here...
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Post by: DaveR on December 29, 2010, 08:45:05 PM
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I've been bitten by the flu bug
You have my sympathies, Mike, I've had it too. Fester will confirm I've been a pale shadow of my normal self!  :(
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Post by: Michael on December 29, 2010, 09:19:29 PM
Sorry to hear about you, Dave. I had it all over Xmas, what bad timing. Fester, thanks for the warning which I will heed. Although, spelling mistakes, I make thousands, I was never any good at learning anything "by heart". But grammar, thats different. And, believe it or not, I've found another mistake in Oscars opening statement. Again involving the omission of one letter, but this time it could be just a missed typed letter. I also note that neither of you wrote about the grammatical error. Don't tell me that neither of you have noticed it. I don't believe it. Mike Or would you rather not comment?
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Post by: Fester on December 29, 2010, 09:48:18 PM
My warning was purely tongue in cheek Mike.... those comic characters merely rant at each other.

Get stuck in, and enjoy it...

Yep Dave is not well, I need him back in full boozing mode as soon as possible!

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Post by: Pendragon on December 30, 2010, 11:23:31 PM
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The Ice Maiden. D)
I've practiced for years, I've got it down to  a fine art now. Oh and it's Mrs Ice Maiden to you pal  WWW
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Post by: Pendragon on December 30, 2010, 11:30:32 PM
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I've been bitten by the flu bug. Or would you rather not comment?
I don't know Mike tut tut who bringed you up, that'll learn you to mess with the Flu Bug.  L0L  :puke2:
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Post by: Trojan on December 31, 2010, 06:34:23 PM
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The Ice Maiden. D)
I've practiced for years, I've got it down to  a fine art now. Oh and it's Mrs Ice Maiden to you pal  WWW


But you can't use your maiden name if you're married!  :o
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Post by: Pendragon on January 04, 2011, 10:58:26 PM
Yes you can, don't be so old fashioned  ;D
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Post by: DaveR on January 05, 2011, 08:28:17 AM
It used to be the norm in Wales for a woman to retain her maiden name when she married.
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Post by: Ian on January 05, 2011, 08:43:47 AM
Indeed.  SWMBO has never changed hers. And I'm Scottish.
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Post by: Pendragon on January 05, 2011, 08:47:34 AM
I remember my Dad saying "what do you mean your staying as Parry,where do you think you are Hollywood" lol.
I had no intention of changing my name. My Dad has no sons and no one would know me if I used Gez name. Even my passport which I applied for after I was married  is in my maiden name.  8)
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Post by: Yorkie on January 27, 2011, 03:54:07 PM
Have I missed a couple of months?  And is it really the First Day of April?
The answer to both must be, "Yes!"   As it must be a joke when they are to spend £345,000 on putting a PA system in Pen y Clip Tunnel.  Is it to play soft music to all those motorists stuck in the usual Summer traffic hold ups?  From the report it seems as though it will be one of those white elephants that will be used once in a lifetime to warn motorists of emergencies ahead.   No doubt the volume will have to be set at well above normally acceptable levels to have any chance of being heard above the traffic.

The Financial Crisis must be of no concern to those who decide to carry out such works and yet another waste of taxpayers money.
 $wales
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Post by: Bri Roberts on January 27, 2011, 04:53:10 PM
If that concerns you, Yorkie, you need to have a look as to what has been going on inside our local swimming pool.

They are putting a black tint in the external glass to stop the sun getting in the eyes of the swimmers.

If that is not the reason for the expensive tinting then I apologise.
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Post by: Yorkie on January 27, 2011, 05:29:46 PM
Would be cheaper to supply sun goggles!    Z@@
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Post by: Bri Roberts on January 27, 2011, 05:45:02 PM
or to brick up the windows.
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Post by: Yorkie on January 27, 2011, 06:21:06 PM
What about a roller blind or two from Hillarys Blinds?      _))*
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Post by: Bellringer on January 27, 2011, 09:04:19 PM
I have just returned home after a week away and am having a look on the Forum at what's been happening in that time. I find I am confronted by three pages of topics with unread posts. Just where do I begin?

Wonder what it would be like if I was away for a longer time?
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Post by: DaveR on January 27, 2011, 09:22:51 PM
I wondered where you had gone, Stan.  :o
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Post by: Fester on January 27, 2011, 09:24:45 PM
Its Mike Ormegolf I'm worried about..... did he get to India in the end?

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Post by: DaveR on January 27, 2011, 09:29:46 PM
I saw him in Colwyn Bay two weeks ago, he's had the flu. Don't think he's got to India yet but I'm sure he can tell us himself when he's next online.
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Post by: Trojan on January 28, 2011, 02:56:15 AM
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Have I missed a couple of months?  And is it really the First Day of April?
The answer to both must be, "Yes!"   As it must be a joke when they are to spend £345,000 on putting a PA system in Pen y Clip Tunnel.  Is it to play soft music to all those motorists stuck in the usual Summer traffic hold ups?  From the report it seems as though it will be one of those white elephants that will be used once in a lifetime to warn motorists of emergencies ahead.   No doubt the volume will have to be set at well above normally acceptable levels to have any chance of being heard above the traffic.

The Financial Crisis must be of no concern to those who decide to carry out such works and yet another waste of taxpayers money.
 $wales

It's probably been fitted so someone can inform motorists to stop blowing their bl**dy horns
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Post by: Trojan on January 28, 2011, 02:57:25 AM
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What about a roller blind or two from Hillarys Blinds?      _))*

 L0L
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Post by: Trojan on January 28, 2011, 03:06:54 AM
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If that concerns you, Yorkie, you need to have a look as to what has been going on inside our local swimming pool.

They are putting a black tint in the external glass to stop the sun getting in the eyes of the swimmers.

If that is not the reason for the expensive tinting then I apologise.


Could be to stop people peering in.  :D
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Post by: Bri Roberts on January 31, 2011, 08:45:02 AM
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Could be to stop people peering in.  :D

No, Trojan, because Phase One was completed at a height of 20 feet.  :o

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If that concerns you, Yorkie, you need to have a look as to what has been going on inside our local swimming pool.

They are putting a black tint in the external glass to stop the sun getting in the eyes of the swimmers.

If that is not the reason for the expensive tinting then I apologise.

There’s no need for an apology because Phase Two has begun.

Initially, two small scaffolding towers were brought in but soon replaced by a work of art by RS Scaffolding stretching 100 feet and rising to 40 feet.

That must have blown a massive hole in the budget.  ))*

I imagine it will be completed this week in time for the Swimming Gala next weekend.

If anyone is interested, they can get to view the work-in-progress for free by simply walking up to the Spectators Gallery.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 03, 2011, 07:58:08 PM
very quiet this evening here, also very windy outside
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Post by: Trojan on February 06, 2011, 08:11:55 PM
Not only Ormegolf, but Yorkie has gone AWOL too.

Hope he's okay.  :'(
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Post by: DaveR on February 06, 2011, 08:21:25 PM
Yes, I was wondering where they both were. Mike may have made it to India for his holiday, hopefully.
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Post by: Fester on February 06, 2011, 08:34:47 PM
Dave, I was thinking about Mike today....and slightly worried.
Do you know where he lives?   Perhaps by PM?

I would like to check in on him.....
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Post by: Fester on February 06, 2011, 11:03:00 PM
Mike Ormegolf's phone has rejected my texts....   but I notice on his profile that he logged on to the Forum on Sunday afternoon...

Yorkie has only been offline since 30th January... give him chance!!

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Post by: Fester on February 07, 2011, 10:54:52 AM
Great News!

Mike Ormegolf has returned my texts... he IS in India,  merrily sipping tequila,  and he is no rush to return home !

Good on him.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 07, 2011, 11:02:47 AM
good news, glad to hear he is doing so well  Z**
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Post by: Pendragon on February 09, 2011, 05:55:23 PM
This is a picture of Socs (the search dog) I mentioned her on an earlier post, for the life of me i can't remember which one now.

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Post by: Trojan on February 10, 2011, 01:42:19 AM
Was it the dogging post?
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Post by: DaveR on February 10, 2011, 10:47:05 AM
She looks a very bright dog.
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Post by: Nemesis on February 10, 2011, 02:44:10 PM
Glad to hear Mike is Ok--- have missed his input.

Like your dog Pendragon ;D
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Post by: Pendragon on February 10, 2011, 03:04:11 PM
She's a darlin' Nemises. Taking her along the quay and marine walk in a bit. It's a pleasure walking when you've got a dog. I'll make the most of it over the next two weeks.  ;D
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Post by: Pendragon on February 10, 2011, 06:16:28 PM
Not long got back in from walking the dog.  It's true, you don't realise what beauty is on the doorstep. I took some 'eer photeograaaphs.

Hehe Dave the competition is on matey..............................er no it isn't Dave, your safe pal  :D

We went through Bodlondeb woods first. We used to play truant up there years ago (Notice the word truant instead of dodging to save any confusion for the hairy ear brigade) mention no names Trojan, Fester and Brumbob
Then along Marine Walk and onto the quay. Excellent, loved it.
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Post by: brumbob on February 10, 2011, 06:22:38 PM
cheeky monkey

I'm so jealous that you have such beautiful walks on your doorstep
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Post by: Pendragon on February 10, 2011, 06:34:23 PM
I found this photo of the Gray Lady boat.
Look an awful lot better than mine.
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Post by: brumbob on February 10, 2011, 06:45:54 PM
has anybody got a magnifying glass  :laugh:
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Post by: Pendragon on February 10, 2011, 06:54:32 PM
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has anybody got a magnifying glass  :laugh:
Your eyes packing in too now  :roll:
I tried to get the bigger picture but it was copyrighted (is that the right word)
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Post by: brumbob on February 10, 2011, 07:02:41 PM
then the smaller picture will be also copywrited  :laugh:
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Post by: Pendragon on February 10, 2011, 07:08:15 PM
Yeah but I couldn't copy then paste the bigger one.
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Post by: brumbob on February 10, 2011, 07:25:12 PM
a lot of photo manipulation going on here

click for bigger picture

note to admin, can we have a copy-write smiley please

c. Hazeldon73 @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/gra73/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gra73/)

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Post by: Pendragon on February 10, 2011, 07:31:09 PM
Thanks Brumbob that's the one. Fantastic photo, wish I could do that.
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Post by: Fester on February 11, 2011, 12:25:45 AM
Its a crap phote Angie.  Its been shamefully doctored.

Your's are much better, yours are natural, and I particularly love the one from Bodlondeb woods...

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Post by: Pendragon on February 11, 2011, 12:30:53 AM
It's been really cleverly doctored hasn't it.  8)

Your's are much better, yours are natural, and I particularly love the one from Bodlondeb woods...


I didn't realise you'd seen those photos   :o :o

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Post by: Fester on February 11, 2011, 12:54:56 AM
Yeah.... the ones you posted on this thread earlier ....?

Good stuff,  Dave will be hanging up his Nikon if you carry on like this....   $cool$ $cool$ $cool$
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Post by: Pendragon on February 11, 2011, 01:01:34 AM
Fester I know you saw the photos  :roll:
I was making a joke on the way you commented on them.............how many have you had? hic..............hic...........
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note to admin, can we have a copy-write smiley please
Your not funny y'know. I eventually noticed what you did with the copyright thing............... $smack$







and then corrected mine  WWW
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Post by: Fester on February 11, 2011, 01:27:57 AM
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Fester I know you saw the photos  :roll:
I was making a joke on the way you commented on them.............how many have you had? hic..............hic...........

Well it is half price cocktails in the FatCat on a Thursday .... so we had ....ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY !!!  HIC!    Z**
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Post by: Trojan on February 11, 2011, 03:23:32 AM
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cheeky monkey

I'm so jealous that you have such beautiful walks on your doorstep

Her house must be massive if her doorstep is that size!  ;D
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Post by: Trojan on February 11, 2011, 03:28:25 AM
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Your's are much better, yours are natural, and I particularly love the one from Bodlondeb woods...
I didn't realise you'd seen those photos   :o :o

Orbs in Conwy again!

 L0L I "got it"  D)
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Post by: DaveR on February 11, 2011, 08:40:53 AM
Nice photos, Angie. This symbol - © ? No, you can't have one.  :P

Using photos from Flick is simple enough, Flickr provides a link for displaying a photo on another website. Go to the photo's page:
grey lady boat,conway-north wales (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gra73/4649764416/#)
...and above the photo click on 'Share This', click on 'Grab the HTML/BB code', Make sure its 'BB code' that is selected and then just copy the link in the little box and paste it in your post here.

The result will look like this:

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4045/4649764416_876f73f897_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gra73/4649764416/)
grey lady boat,conway-north wales (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gra73/4649764416/#) by Hazeldon73 (http://www.flickr.com/people/gra73/), on Flickr

Just linking directly to the photo is not a good idea, as Flickr will disable the link after a couple of weeks.
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Post by: Pendragon on February 11, 2011, 10:59:52 AM
Charging my camera as we speak, going for another jaunt today not sure where yet though. Might go over the pass  ;D

Thanks for that Dave. I think that picture is ace.
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Post by: DaveR on February 11, 2011, 11:30:03 AM
I'll look forward to seeing your pics.  :)
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Post by: Pendragon on February 11, 2011, 04:29:41 PM
Y'know I was thinking while I was on a wander today. I was looking out over the hills and the sea in the distance.  It was the first time  I'd really taken any notice of the wind turbines. There's been a lot of controversy over the offshore wind farms, much I have brushed aside, with the attitude "its the sign of the times." I mean they're out at sea? Whats the problem?  However today was the first time I'd realised how much they do impose on the landscape.  I can see why people don't want them and object time after time.  However this got me thinking about other modern blights on the landscape like electricity pylons.  Imagine if we'd all lobbied against them?  Now they really are eyesores.  None of us like change but without modern sustainable energy our progress would not be possible.

In the last photo TV repeater transmitter above Gyffin.  
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 11, 2011, 04:41:01 PM
I actually quite like electricity pylons, possibly because I remember seeing the walking pylons on the telly years ago!  We used to live near some very big ones near Penrhyndeudraeth and they 'marched' up the hill in a valley which we called 'the Valley of the Pylons'  D)

National Power advert (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXPu6I9IHR4#)
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Post by: brumbob on February 11, 2011, 04:51:37 PM
great old advert  D)
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Post by: Blongb on February 11, 2011, 04:55:36 PM
Trouble with the blot on the landscape in your last photo Angie is that it’s just a little bit too short. It's the TV repeater transmitter above Gyffin which gives most of this area their signal. BUT if you live in certain parts of Llandudno, the entire signal is blanked out by the Vardre. So unless they put an extension on the top of if we shall just have to put up with North West England’s news and weather instead of the really interesting news and weather put out by BBC Wales, HTV and S4C.   $wales  
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Post by: Pendragon on February 11, 2011, 06:03:03 PM
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It's the TV repeater transmitter above Gyffin which gives most of this area their signal.
))* well its still a blot on the landscape.
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Post by: Blongb on February 11, 2011, 10:01:35 PM
Yes but if we build it even taller and disguise it as a Sequoiadendron giganteum, everyone will think it's part of Bodnent Gardens and I'll be able to watch Welsh Telly  $wales
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Post by: Pendragon on February 11, 2011, 10:26:41 PM
I agree a giant redwood would look a lot better.  If they built them all along the prom for instance they would block out the wind turbines too.  See job done.
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Post by: brumbob on February 11, 2011, 11:16:34 PM
not as far fetched as it sounds
http://www.deconcrete.org/2011/01/10/telecom-trees/ (http://www.deconcrete.org/2011/01/10/telecom-trees/)
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Post by: Trojan on February 13, 2011, 07:12:15 PM
Wow, Green Shield Stamps.

There's a blast from the past.  :)
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Post by: brumbob on February 13, 2011, 07:19:51 PM
I've got a book and a half of these, do you think they are worth anything on fleabay
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Post by: DaveR on February 13, 2011, 07:22:20 PM
Like Jackiecj, I was charged with the job of looking after the Green Shield stamps, I seem to recall that Tesco gave them out as well, my Mum used to go to the one in Rhos On Sea a lot (now the Spar). We used to go over to Rhyl where there was a large Green Shield Stamps catalogue shop for getting the goodies.

One thing I didn't know was that when Green Shield Stamps shut down, all their catalogue shops kept going under a new name...Argos!
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 13, 2011, 07:40:55 PM
I've still got one or two books of them, I   started driving in 1973 and used to end up with sheets of them in the glovebox of my Triumph Herald convertible, in the damp confines of the glovebox they would stick themselves together and to anything else nearby! I still have a set of car ramps from Green Shield stamps and thanks to DaveR I now know that it's Argos that I can complain to about all the paint falling off and letting them go rusty after 30 odd years!  :)
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Post by: jackiecj on February 13, 2011, 08:37:14 PM
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Like Jackiecj, I was charged with the job of looking after the Green Shield stamps, I seem to recall that Tesco gave them out as well, my Mum used to go to the one in Rhos On Sea a lot (now the Spar). We used to go over to Rhyl where there was a large Green Shield Stamps catalogue shop for getting the goodies.

One thing I didn't know was that when Green Shield Stamps shut down, all their catalogue shops kept going under a new name...Argos!

We used to go to Rhyl to 'cash-in' our books too! I remember a couple of things that Mum & Dad got-a Calor Gas Camping stove-which we still have and a soda syphon-don't know if we've still got that, or if they still make the little gass things to put the fizz in! Perhaps I should ask at Argos! No better still I'll just go to Tesco & buy a bottle of soda water-much easier-but not as much fun maybe!
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Post by: suepp on February 13, 2011, 09:10:33 PM
we got lots of things from Green Shield, the warehouse in Rhyl was next door to the  Hot Bread Kitchen!
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Post by: TheMedz on February 13, 2011, 09:28:16 PM
http://shop.ebay.co.uk/items/?_nkw=%2B%22green+shield%22++%2B%28stamp%2Cstamps%29+%2B%28book%2Cbooks%29&_sacat=&_ex_kw=&_mPrRngCbx=1&_udlo=&_udhi=&_sop=12&_fpos=&_fspt=1&_sadis=&LH_CAds= (http://shop.ebay.co.uk/items/?_nkw=%2B%22green+shield%22++%2B%28stamp%2Cstamps%29+%2B%28book%2Cbooks%29&_sacat=&_ex_kw=&_mPrRngCbx=1&_udlo=&_udhi=&_sop=12&_fpos=&_fspt=1&_sadis=&LH_CAds=)

There you go Brumbob well worth hanging onto them.
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Post by: TheMedz on February 13, 2011, 09:31:29 PM
Am I imagining this or did Green Shield stamps change so that there was one stamp put in place to replace having to stick in a whole page full?
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Post by: DaveR on February 13, 2011, 10:04:47 PM
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Am I imagining this or did Green Shield stamps change so that there was one stamp put in place to replace having to stick in a whole page full?
Yes, in later years, I think there was 1 stamp for every 10 of the old ones.
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Post by: brumbob on February 13, 2011, 10:21:20 PM
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There you go Brumbob well worth hanging onto them.
looking at all the non sales, I think I'll chuck them in the bin
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Post by: Pendragon on February 14, 2011, 12:35:12 AM
Can you believe it. I've taken this woofer out for over 3 hrs today, now I'm being harassed to throw her ball in the house.  Luv it  :D
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Post by: Trojan on February 14, 2011, 01:34:44 AM
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a soda syphon-don't know if we've still got that, or if they still make the little gass things to put the fizz in!

My Dad had one of those in the 1970's, which he used for his Scotch & Soda.

The little gas things to put the fizz in were CO2 canisters.
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Post by: Ian on February 14, 2011, 08:08:15 AM
Ahhhhhh.....
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Post by: Ian on February 14, 2011, 08:22:00 AM
They still make the little CO2 cartridges;  only now they're used in high-powered air guns .
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: suepp on February 14, 2011, 10:04:26 AM
I bought one of those complete with little stand and spare canisters in a charity shop recently but haven't used it yet
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Ian on February 14, 2011, 02:25:29 PM
In the '50s the pharmacists used to sell glass rechargeable syphons for 1/-, with a 2 bob deposit.  We had one at Christmas. 
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on February 14, 2011, 06:34:02 PM
My Dad was a pharmacist and yes I remember the soda syphons well, we also sold Ben Shaws Pop in quart bottle with a type of screw in rubber cork, both returnable and deposit given back. We also had a supply of bed-pans, urinals, pneumonia jackets and bed rests to hire for a weekly sum. Can you imagine the field day todays Health and Safety Officials would have with that little lot ? Oh and you took your glass medicine bottles and ointment jars back to the shop where they were washed and re-used. Re-cycling? It's been on the go for years.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Bellringer on February 15, 2011, 08:32:45 PM
Clicked onto the Llandudno Emporium website as advertised on here a short while ago. I suppose an 'emporium' conjures up an image of different products being available but cards, photographs, prints and aromatherapy products makes for an interesting combination. I might just pay the actual emporium a visit in the near future.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on February 15, 2011, 11:59:37 PM
Hi Stan.

The Emporium name was selected deliberately, as it is indeed intended to add more and more product types in the future.

If our search for a suitable premises comes to fruition, (and by that I mean cheap), there will be ceramics, photography, jewellery, confectionary and Welsh crafts too.    The website is growing, but the kiosk is too small for all we would like to offer.

Thanks for the comment.... and all I can say is watch this space..... for now!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Bellringer on March 05, 2011, 09:01:50 PM
Just been having a 'peruse' of Dave's photos on his Flickr site.

I am getting a bit worried about you Dave. You seem to be spending a lot of time with those angels in St Tudno's!!

Lovely pictures though.   $thanx$

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on March 05, 2011, 09:13:35 PM
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Just been having a 'peruse' of Dave's photos on his Flickr site.

I am getting a bit worried about you Dave. You seem to be spending a lot of time with those angels in St Tudno's!!

Lovely pictures though.   $thanx$
Very kind of you to say so, Stan. The angels are very photogenic, it has to be said!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Bellringer on March 05, 2011, 09:17:16 PM
I'm in "The Arms" tonight and almost crying into my drink. Aaaah!

Earlier today we returned from the weekly shop at Tesco in the Junction. When I opened the car door, one of the bags toppled over and out slid the newly purchased bottle of brandy (nothing else), and smashed on the driveway.

£18.54 down the drain or rather all over the concrete - and whilst I stood there looking at what had happened, our border collie Ted was lapping it up quite happily!!

A case of Murphy's Law I suppose - why oh why didn't one of the other items slide out? I suppose I will eventually get over it but it could take quite a while.   ))*  :( :( :(
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on March 05, 2011, 09:41:57 PM
You've probably met my little sister Llinos if you mean the Kings Arms.  At least your pooch was happy.  He'll have a hangover  no doubt.   ;D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on March 06, 2011, 12:18:46 AM
Stan, £18.54 worth of brandy means you have actually spilled about £15.00 of taxation.

Come to think of it, thats no consolation at all is it?  Z**
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Trojan on March 06, 2011, 12:42:20 AM
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In the '50s the pharmacists used to sell glass rechargeable syphons for 1/-, with a 2 bob deposit.  We had one at Christmas. 

Odd thing to have in your stocking Ian.  :-X
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Trojan on March 06, 2011, 12:43:21 AM
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Stan, £18.54 worth of brandy means you have actually spilled about £15.00 of taxation.

Come to think of it, thats no consolation at all is it?  Z**

Sounds like you could do with a drink Stan.  :D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: brumbob on March 06, 2011, 11:55:23 AM
A brandy drinker? I thought Stan drank Bells
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Bellringer on March 06, 2011, 12:43:38 PM
That as well. (But did appreciate the pun).
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: brumbob on March 06, 2011, 03:46:10 PM
 ;)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Bellringer on March 06, 2011, 04:53:29 PM
Very good. I thought Bill Tidy was in retirement.   $thanx$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on March 08, 2011, 03:41:51 PM
Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock ) Lysefjord Stavanger Norway (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dY5G1dNsaho#ws)

Had this sent today--- not for the faint hearted !
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Ian on March 08, 2011, 04:03:53 PM
Reminds me of this

The World's Most Dangerous Hike (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72rN5zO2T7A#)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: brumbob on March 09, 2011, 03:02:52 PM
Tobacco displays in shops will be banned in England as part of a package of measures to discourage smoking.

Instead, cigarettes and other products will have to be kept under-the-counter from 2012 for large stores and 2015 for small shops, ministers have announced.

A consultation will also be launched on whether manufacturers should be forced to put cigarettes into plain packets.

A fifth of adults smoke - a figure which has remained steady in recent years after decades of rapid falls.


Is this going a step too far, will it make any difference, will 'under the counter' stuff be more appealing to youngsters, how long before any smoking in public is illegal?
Has anybody got any strong views on this?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 09, 2011, 04:42:47 PM
I'm a non smoker, I remember trying it at 15 and it made me dizzy and I regarded it as a total waste of money.  However i'm very grateful to smokers for the tax they pay. Do governments really want all smokers to quit? if they live longer that's more pensions to pay and what will they tax to replace smoking?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: brumbob on March 09, 2011, 04:49:27 PM
Does anybody remember the cabbage leaf cigarettes you used to be able to buy from Finefare (I think)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 09, 2011, 05:28:30 PM
no, but I did like the sweet cigarettes  D)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on March 09, 2011, 07:43:22 PM
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no, but I did like the sweet cigarettes  D)
I used to like them too. Them and Sherbert Dips.  ;D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on March 09, 2011, 09:38:05 PM
I have not stopped liking Sherbert Dips!

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on March 09, 2011, 10:00:50 PM
They sell big bags of those  sweet cigarettes in vollams. My favourites. I used to buythem all the time when i worked in the club. Ooh and them sherbet flying saucers. :D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on March 09, 2011, 10:58:34 PM
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They sell big bags of those  sweet cigarettes in vollams. My favourites. I used to buythem all the time when i worked in the club. Ooh and them sherbet flying saucers. :D

YES !!!   Its just eating paper.... but in a good way!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Trojan on March 10, 2011, 03:42:57 AM
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Does anybody remember the cabbage leaf cigarettes you used to be able to buy from Finefare (I think)

No but I remember the five-pack Club Biscuits were a bargain at 34p, Edam Cheese 95p a pound and Fine Fare Choice Selection tea bags were just 79p.

That was fine by me.  

Fine Fare Supermarket Advert 1986 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryrqyreea5Y#)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 19, 2011, 07:38:42 PM
found this lovely old card today, looks familiar somehow!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: brumbob on March 19, 2011, 07:51:21 PM
It can only be Uncle Fester Addams  :laugh:

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on March 20, 2011, 05:56:13 PM
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found this lovely old card today, looks familiar somehow!

OMG What was lurking below to scare them so much?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Trojan on March 20, 2011, 06:24:15 PM
Funny....I didn't notice it before.

Is that a hole in the planking down below?  ???
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: brumbob on March 22, 2011, 04:32:37 PM
Shaving mirror
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Trojan on March 22, 2011, 05:36:42 PM
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Shaving mirror

He shaves all over then?  ?{}?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on April 12, 2011, 05:22:13 PM
Not full of my own pomp and circumstance, Roumanian. Just doing what every other person on this Forum does, expressing an opinion.

So far on this Forum we have not had one person insulting another as you have just chosen to do.  If that is the way you wish to carry on then good luck.  I, and many others can do without crap like that.  Your statement about wishing to "ruffle a few feathers" obviously indicates your atttitude to life and an indication that your sole object is to be ultra controvertial and arguementative.  Not what I want, and I suspect a few more people too.

Thanks DaveR -  I'm off back now to ressurect my old Forum.    ££$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: gwil on April 12, 2011, 05:52:01 PM
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Just doing what every other person on this Forum does, expressing an opinion.

So far on this Forum we have not had one person insulting another

Do you truly not think that liberal use of bold and showing photos of prangs to highlight your 'opinion' is not patronising and condescending and annoying to the recipients? Amazing attitude. Unlike you I haven't had a look at what else you've posted but I note that you have over 4k of them. If they are anywhere near as patronising and condescending as your attempted put down to my reply then kudos to the others for having to put up and suffer them.

"
Thanks DaveR -  I'm off back now to ressurect my old Forum.    ££$
"

Does only take one stroppy upstart of a newbie to force you to abandon the forum? What a Drama Queen. Bet the others wished they created an alternative account yonks ago!!   ;D

Mr Roumanian
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: suepp on April 12, 2011, 06:11:15 PM
Welcome to the forum Roumanian, don't worry about  the effect Yorkie's posts have on other forum members, I've always found them interesting and have never  felt insulted by anything he has said, and I'm sure others feel the same  $good$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: gwil on April 12, 2011, 06:41:17 PM
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Welcome to the forum Roumanian, don't worry about  the effect Yorkie's posts have on other forum members, I've always found them interesting and have never  felt insulted by anything he has said, and I'm sure others feel the same  $good$

Thanks Sue. Rest assured such things don't worry me unduly. Probably not the best start I suppose, dissing the 'national treasure'  ;D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on April 13, 2011, 10:16:04 AM
Roumanian...

Welcome to the Forum,...BUT.

I have a feeling that you are not NEW to the Forum,  a recent ''leaver'' perchance, .. under a different guise.

Also, why would you think its necessary to announce yourself and say ''I'll be controversial''  .... a little insecure are we?

Just BE controversial if you like,  join in, and se how it goes...and one of three things will happen, either;
1,  You'll get a lively debate going.
2,  You'll get 'moderated' into submission
3,  You'll get someone's back up, ...as there are quite a few on here who are well capable of 'looking after themselves'

The ones that I would avoid picking an online fight with, are Pendragon, Nemesis and Trojan...to name but a few.

Now, lets get to it!


Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on April 13, 2011, 10:25:01 AM
No-one with a well constructed argument will be moderated, however controversial, as long as it is in accordance with the Forum T&Cs.  >>>
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Ian on April 13, 2011, 10:55:10 AM
Controversy is actually encouraged, Fester, and we reserve moderation as an extreme and last resort.  
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on April 13, 2011, 11:11:57 AM
Fester I am of exactly the same opinion Mr Man.  As soon as I read the posts directed at Yorkie my shackles were up.  Sorry Dave and Ian but sometimes you can just tell when somebody is a bit shady.  I can't believe that Yorkie has cancelled his account, he was controversial at times but unlike this member he was also informative, witty and intelligent, I will miss and I'm sure others will too. 
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on April 13, 2011, 12:28:28 PM
The thing about being 'controversial' is that you must be ready to accept criticism as well as dish it out. Isn't that fair to say?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: gwil on April 13, 2011, 12:31:44 PM
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Roumanian...

Welcome to the Forum,...BUT.

I have a feeling that you are not NEW to the Forum,  a recent ''leaver'' perchance, .. under a different guise.

Also, why would you think its necessary to announce yourself and say ''I'll be controversial''  .... a little insecure are we?

Just BE controversial if you like,  join in, and se how it goes...and one of three things will happen, either;
1,  You'll get a lively debate going.
2,  You'll get 'moderated' into submission
3,  You'll get someone's back up, ...as there are quite a few on here who are well capable of 'looking after themselves'

The ones that I would avoid picking an online fight with, are Pendragon, Nemesis and Trojan...to name but a few.

Now, lets get to it!



Fester

I am honoured! Greeted twice by the same person.  $thanx$

To answer your points.

Attempts at pschycobabbling in terms of being  'insecure' etc go right over my head. Nice try though but only 2 out of 10.

No I'm not a resurgent ex-forumite.

1. Probably, but at the moment I can't see many topics where there's opportunity to differ and generate a 'debate'. Purely in the interest of creating..well.. interest you understand.

2. Not a lot I can say here as I see your apparent self imposed role as forum enforcer  has been jumped on from a great height in subsequent posts. You'll cope I'm sure.  ££$

3. Direct hit on day one! Hope he comes back. Maybe he'll see that NWWN billboard headline when out shopping.

Thanks for naming the 'hard' boys in this school. Can I   in the interest of education point out to you that there are many many other schools though...Oh I'm sure we'll get on.
Regards
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Ian on April 13, 2011, 12:37:40 PM
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Attempts at pschycobabbling in terms of being  'insecure' etc go right over my head. Nice try though but only 2 out of 10.

I'm sure I know you - but not from this forum...  [Sherlock deerstalker deployed]
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: gwil on April 13, 2011, 12:44:45 PM
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Fester I am of exactly the same opinion Mr Man.  As soon as I read the posts directed at Yorkie my shackles were up.  Sorry Dave and Ian but sometimes you can just tell when somebody is a bit shady.  I can't believe that Yorkie has cancelled his account, he was controversial at times but unlike this member he was also informative, witty and intelligent, I will miss and I'm sure others will too. 

A bit shady eh. Pendragon. I'll make good use of this smilie  8) then!

I'm as sorry that your shackles were up. I see though that they were not up enough to challenge my stance re Yorkies absurd assertion that motorists should get out of the way of all ambulances.

So Yorkie was contoversial at times, informative, witty and intelligent. You deduced this from 3000 posts. I think I've attained one if not two of these valuable traits in my meager <10 posts Hopefully I'll earn the other two in future posts. I like fitting in!
Don't worry. He'll be back.
Regards
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: gwil on April 13, 2011, 12:46:32 PM
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Attempts at pschycobabbling in terms of being  'insecure' etc go right over my head. Nice try though but only 2 out of 10.

I'm sure I know you - but not from this forum...  [Sherlock deerstalker deployed]

Every chance that you do Ian, every chance.  ;D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on April 13, 2011, 12:48:30 PM
 _))* are for real Roumanian. You don't want a debate you want to rile people,

I can't see many topics where there's opportunity to differ and generate a 'debate'
That's quite simply because people like you aren't members on this forum.

Not a lot I can say here as I see your apparent self imposed role as forum enforcer  has been jumped on from a great height in subsequent posts. You'll cope I'm sure. 

Trying to belittle one of the most popular members on this forum is going to make you very unpopular...which I feel is a position you are used to.

Direct hit on day one!
I'm sure your very proud, I for one am already bored with your pointless, uninteresting, obnoxous attitude to the forum and its members, lets face it, if no one joins in your little rants you'l be left high and dry again. Way to go lad. 
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on April 13, 2011, 12:51:17 PM
I see though that they were not up enough to challenge my stance re Yorkie

Fortunately for you I wasn't on line pal!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: gwil on April 13, 2011, 12:52:44 PM
Good grief Pendragon you are easily upset when your cosy little world is invaded aren't you! Fester better reassess his list of those 'capable of looking after themselves'

Regards
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on April 13, 2011, 12:55:49 PM
I rest my case  D)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: gwil on April 13, 2011, 12:56:39 PM
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I see though that they were not up enough to challenge my stance re Yorkie

Fortunately for you I wasn't on line pal!


You've been online since. Do I need to reach a certain level of posts to see ALL postings cos I can't see yours on that thread.

Regards.

PS. Putting 'pal' at the end doesn't impress.

edit: clarification
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: gwil on April 13, 2011, 12:57:40 PM
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I rest my case  D)

Extremely weak one at that. No wonder you rested it.  ;D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on April 13, 2011, 01:03:49 PM
Zzzzzzzzzzzz
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: gwil on April 13, 2011, 01:09:16 PM
Sorry Pendragon.

 :o Didn't realise until I looked that you are of the gentler sex. I don't hassle ladies. You'll get no more lip from me.

(Based on the fact that I don't see many bald ones I assume Fester isn't one.  ;D )
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on April 13, 2011, 01:12:41 PM
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I assume Fester isn't one.
That's a matter of opinion.....  L0L
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Ian on April 13, 2011, 01:15:13 PM
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I don't hassle ladies. You'll get no more lip from me.

So if we change our names, we're safe?

 WWW
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on April 13, 2011, 01:19:07 PM
you are of the gentler sex. I don't hassle ladies.

Gentle is a new one to me  _))*  a trait I have as yet not aquired I'm afraid.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Ian on April 13, 2011, 01:20:32 PM
 _))* _))* _))* _))*
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on April 13, 2011, 02:18:40 PM
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Roumanian...

Welcome to the Forum,...BUT.

I have a feeling that you are not NEW to the Forum,  a recent ''leaver'' perchance, .. under a different guise.

Also, why would you think its necessary to announce yourself and say ''I'll be controversial''  .... a little insecure are we?

Just BE controversial if you like,  join in, and se how it goes...and one of three things will happen, either;
1,  You'll get a lively debate going.
2,  You'll get 'moderated' into submission
3,  You'll get someone's back up, ...as there are quite a few on here who are well capable of 'looking after themselves'

The ones that I would avoid picking an online fight with, are Pendragon, Nemesis and Trojan...to name but a few.

Now, lets get to it!




Thanks Fester---you know me well !
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: gwil on April 13, 2011, 06:14:59 PM
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Thanks Fester---you know me well !

Thanks for the welcome Nemesis.
I see that I will be debating with someone who both has to adopt a 'hard' name AND feels the need to put 'Mad, Bad and Dangerous to know' as a signature.
On top of this a knowing one-liner to a colleague implying how Mad , Bad etc...


I've scoured the net looking fot 'Imhardyouknow' smilies but alas can't spot any yet.

I'll keep looking for you though   $good$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: gwil on April 13, 2011, 06:18:51 PM
Damn, I've just seen the litle angle thingie. Don't tell me you're a girlie as well. I've already had to lay off one.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Trojan on April 13, 2011, 06:23:44 PM
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you are of the gentler sex. I don't hassle ladies.

Gentle is a new one to me  _))*  a trait I have as yet not aquired I'm afraid.


Oh, tell us more Pen..... ???
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Trojan on April 13, 2011, 06:31:49 PM
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Don't worry. He'll be back.

I agree.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on April 13, 2011, 06:32:48 PM
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Don't worry. He'll be back.

I agree.
;)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Trojan on April 13, 2011, 06:37:16 PM
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I've scoured the net looking fot 'Imhardyouknow' smilies but alas can't spot any yet.

 $angry1$ Suppose this one we have comes close.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: gwil on April 13, 2011, 06:42:37 PM
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I assume Fester isn't one.
That's a matter of opinion.....  L0L

Point taken Dave. I've just remembered Tim Healys' character in Benidorm. It may be that I'll only have to give Fetser half the lip I 'd normally give.  ;D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: gwil on April 13, 2011, 06:44:36 PM
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Don't worry. He'll be back.

I agree.

Great news Trojan.
(And that is a genuine one not a pisstake)



Like the avatar!!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Trojan on April 13, 2011, 06:50:30 PM
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Don't worry. He'll be back.

I agree.

Great news Trojan.
(And that is a genuine one not a pisstake)



Like the avatar!!

Good Gollly!  $drink1$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Trojan on April 13, 2011, 07:13:00 PM
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The ones that I would avoid picking an online fight with, are Pendragon, Nemesis and Trojan...to name but but a few

I'm not very good at on-line fighting I'm afraid.  >>>

Do you think I'm some sort of an e-thug or something?

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on April 13, 2011, 08:02:19 PM
I've already had to lay off one.

Don't feel you have to lay off 'cos I'm a woman, it's hardly going to end up "handbags at dawn is it"
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on April 13, 2011, 08:06:59 PM
Oh, tell us more Pen.....

Need I say more  WWW

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on April 13, 2011, 08:07:23 PM
Trojan is the Forum Expert on Meetups...  ;) :laugh:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Orme Vixen on April 13, 2011, 08:48:47 PM
If I remember rightly didn't he favour the Rugby field?    WWW
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Orme Vixen on April 13, 2011, 08:59:39 PM
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What a Drama Queen   ;D

Don't think you would find so if you met him in person. 
Drama queen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGnfKnfY6EM#ws)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on April 13, 2011, 09:32:56 PM
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If I remember rightly didn't he favour the Rugby field?    WWW
your avatar is ace  ;D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on April 13, 2011, 09:46:50 PM
Just arrived home to read all this nonesense.
Something tells me that the next 'Forum Booze Up' will be very interesting... ZXZ

..and why do I think that Roumanian might be washing his hair that night, and can't make it ?

Shouldn't it be Romanian by the way?  OR perhaps BrumBob, or Adrian? 

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Trojan on April 13, 2011, 11:14:43 PM
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Shouldn't it be Romanian by the way?

Maybe he lives in Roumania Drive?  ???
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Trojan on April 13, 2011, 11:58:33 PM
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Oh, tell us more Pen.....

Need I say more  WWW


I would have loved to have seen the Albion's cellar.  8)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Trojan on April 13, 2011, 11:59:32 PM
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Trojan is the Forum Expert on Meetups...  ;) :laugh:

Yes, but paying for airline tickets every six months is killing me.  :-X
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on April 14, 2011, 12:25:26 AM
Ooh Trojan

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Trojan on April 14, 2011, 03:02:15 AM
 L0L L0L L0L
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Llechwedd on April 14, 2011, 11:46:04 AM
Pathetic! :(
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on April 14, 2011, 11:49:31 AM
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Thanks Fester---you know me well !

Thanks for the welcome Nemesis.
I see that I will be debating with someone who both has to adopt a 'hard' name AND feels the need to put 'Mad, Bad and Dangerous to know' as a signature.
On top of this a knowing one-liner to a colleague implying how Mad , Bad etc...


I've scoured the net looking fot 'Imhardyouknow' smilies but alas can't spot any yet.

I'll keep looking for you though   $good$

Not only a woman, but a mother, grandmother and great grandmother. :o
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: gwil on April 14, 2011, 12:13:07 PM
Sorry Nemesis
 :-[ and  :o at my rude behaviour. Will not happen again.

What about Trojan?

Oh no, :o  :o  :o  :o,...Yorkie!!!!!?


This reminds me of way back in my youth when I woke up after a bender moaning and groaning when what I did and what I said started coming back.

Roumanian

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: gwil on April 14, 2011, 12:27:29 PM
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Something tells me that the next 'Forum Booze Up' will be very interesting... ZXZ

..and why do I think that Roumanian might be washing his hair that night, and can't make it ?


What makes you think I wouldn't make an appearance?  Even though I'm an avid teetotaller since an extremely bad experience in my 20s and think that going on 5hour + binges is neither big nor clever (and especially bragging about it  ;) ) I still do darken the doors of the occasional dens of iniquity. I may well trundle along. I'd soon spot you all. I'd just look for the table with the balding rocker, the leather clad dish with her bullwhip which had been supplied by the guy next to her  in the white flowing robe with the embers of a burnt cross smouldering in the ashtray in front of him and the smoke of which was giving problems to the dear little ole great grannie sat next him. But even if it wasn't so described I'd know you all ..cos I know Ian who would be sat by the guy with the light meter snapping everything in sight!

By the way I'm gobsmacked you didn't think of the Drive and the Crescent  ;D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on April 14, 2011, 01:05:24 PM
Phooooo Love it  _))* Just ask those who have met me !
I'm usually there, albeit teetotal, but can argue with the best of them ! But--- I make exceedingly good cakes--- and have a dreadful sense of humour.
Nemesis is the Godess of Revenge by the way and Mad , Bad  and Dangerous to know was Lady Caroline Lamb's description of Lord Byron. He was a b****r as well !
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: gwil on April 14, 2011, 01:17:15 PM
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Nemesis is the Godess of Revenge by the way and Mad , Bad  and Dangerous to know was Lady Caroline Lamb's description of Lord Byron. He was a b****r as well !

Yes, I appreciate that Nemesis. That was merely my efforts at being contrary and geared to get you going.

I suppose at the next meeting there will be another table in the corner occupied by a pensioner staring sadly at  his little doggie muttering how he wished he hadn't been so impulsive in deleting his account. He'd be accompanied by a Midlander enjoying his Kipper Tie.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on April 14, 2011, 02:49:11 PM
Don't think that pensioner has a doggie so I'll bring mine instead!
Hugo could also bring his-- and Bellringer.
Whee!-- Doggie picnic. L0L L0L L0L
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on April 14, 2011, 02:59:44 PM
This was sent to me today, think it's some sort of wrestling reference?  8)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Trojan on April 14, 2011, 03:21:57 PM
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By the way I'm gobsmacked you didn't think of the Drive and the Crescent  ;D

Oh don't worry....I did.  ;)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on April 14, 2011, 03:38:09 PM
Trojan is certainly thorough... ;)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Orme Vixen on April 14, 2011, 04:52:56 PM
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Probably not the best start I suppose, dissing the 'national treasure'  ;D

Never having come across the word "dissing" before, probably because I am not so well educated, I looked it up and found:

Term used by older, ass-hat salesmen in an attempt to seem younger and/or cooler than they really are. It should be noted that it rarely, if ever, works.  Slang chiefly US to treat someone with contempt.

Hope this doesn't describe you Roumanian!   ;D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Trojan on April 14, 2011, 05:53:39 PM
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Probably not the best start I suppose, dissing the 'national treasure'  ;D

Never having come across the word "dissing" before, probably because I am not so well educated, I looked it up and found:

Term used by older, ass-hat salesmen in an attempt to seem younger and/or cooler than they really are. It should be noted that it rarely, if ever, works.  Slang chiefly US to treat someone with contempt.

Hope this doesn't describe you Roumanian!   ;D

It's an abbreviation of disrespect. Quite popular in the US among young macho males, as it seems to be a violation of their personal code of ethics.

 Example - "That Mother F***** just dissed me homie"
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Trojan on April 14, 2011, 05:59:32 PM
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This was sent to me today, think it's some sort of wrestling reference?  8)

 _))* L0L _))* L0L _))*
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on April 14, 2011, 06:21:37 PM
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This was sent to me today, think it's some sort of wrestling reference?  8)

 _))* L0L _))* L0L _))*

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Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on April 14, 2011, 07:37:21 PM
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ass-hat salesmen
How does one buy an 'ass hat' and what would it be used for? Is it a Yorkshire expression, maybe?  8)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Mikethewatch on April 14, 2011, 07:40:17 PM
I think said 'homie' has seen his A***  and left the room !
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Orme Vixen on April 14, 2011, 07:46:08 PM
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How does one buy an 'ass hat' and what would it be used for? Is it a Yorkshire expression, maybe?  8)

From the "urban" dictionary yet another Americanism:  Seems it isn't from the Ridings.   :laugh:

One whose head is so far up their rear end it could pass for a hat; used to describe a person who is stubborn, cruel, or otherwise unpleasant to be around.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on April 14, 2011, 07:49:31 PM
Well, the Forum is certainly educational.  ;D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on April 14, 2011, 07:53:07 PM
About 20, no 30 posts back (is'ent this a popular site) a member suggested that someone might not turn up because he washed his hair that night.  Well---thats one excuse the sender cannot ever use.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on April 14, 2011, 09:54:35 PM
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How does one buy an 'ass hat' and what would it be used for? Is it a Yorkshire expression, maybe?  8)

From the "urban" dictionary yet another Americanism:  Seems it isn't from the Ridings.   :laugh:

One whose head is so far up their rear end it could pass for a hat; used to describe a person who is stubborn, cruel, or otherwise unpleasant to be around.

Do you think that this guy is an ass-hat?  Or just an A*** head?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on April 14, 2011, 10:07:44 PM
Bulgarian, (or whatever your name is...)

You say its not 'big and clever to go on 5 hour drinking binges'?  Spoken like a new-age evangelist who once had half a shandy and spewed on his Mum's curtains.
Well, I'm 15 stone and have 4 grade A A-levels.  Thats Big and Clever, surely?

There is only one thing better than a 5 hour drinking binge... and thats a SIX hour drinking binge... paid for by someone else!   Z** Z** Z**

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on April 14, 2011, 10:19:13 PM
FESTER = RATINGS
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on April 14, 2011, 10:23:16 PM
DAVE.R FEARS OSCAR !
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on April 14, 2011, 10:28:00 PM
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DAVE.R FEARS OSCAR !
You leave me no choice....but to reform the MEGAPOWERS:

WWF : The formation of the Mega Powers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1qSi6wtEM8#)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on April 14, 2011, 10:37:40 PM
Utterly Fantastic... there was nothing like it before or since... OOOH YEAH, DIG IT !
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on April 14, 2011, 10:39:40 PM
I've just come back for a second, careful read of a post around ten back. It describes, I think, a group of forum members on a pub get together. I cannot figure this out, even on the second,third fifth time of reading. I can guess But one I cannot guess at. He (or she) is sat next to a greatgrandmother who isent bothered who knows that she started a family very young in life as did all her children. On the other side is another lady in leather and a bull whip (whatever that is). Who the hell is this white robed, burning cross man with an ashtray? Ive got a nasty feeling I know who was sitting there, but I never noticed an ashtray.   Mike   (By the way, I think that all this lot is a nonsense and if there is much more of it I wont be even bothered to read the forum)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on April 15, 2011, 12:28:06 AM
Roumanian  I am sat here reading your drivel with utter contempt to be honest.  I like this forum and I have met some of the people you are having a dig at and you are having a dig!  I think it's bang out of order taking the p*ss out of Yorkie, regardless of what anyone say's he was a major contributor to this forum in many different threads so we all got used to him in one way or another.  Your having a go at Fester and then you have the neck to single certain people out including myself.  I can of course only imagine the make up of your  life but in my experience it goes like this.  Your probably a vertically challenged skinny little runt who doesn't "hassle women" 'cos he's actually frightened to death of them or thinking about it  you could be  one of those "Robin" shaped men who drinks real ale or did until they realized it made them nasty.   ?{}?

You can't have many friends either people would have seen through by now at your age.  If you'd been a customer in my pub you'd be the one hoofed out within half an hour, 'cos your a snide aren't you, one of those bite your ankle chiwawa types, kind of carbuncle on the A*** of society Muppet's. So in reality to be fair you are the one to be ridiculed.  

and don't be giving me any of this "your a lady, I don't hassle ladies" b*ll*cks either,  this is a clash of minds not gender.  In fact I will go as far as to say that if we do ever meet face to face I have absolutely no problem in you skulking off into a corner, but, if that doesn't sound like a plan to you I can always put a bag over my head and still tell you what I think.  Your call  ;D
If you find this post offensive, rude, indignant or a verbal attack on your character, I want you know this,  Good!  It was my intention, with bells on  :-*
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Paddy on April 15, 2011, 12:45:46 AM
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Bulgarian, (or whatever your name is...)

You say its not 'big and clever to go on 5 hour drinking binges'?  Spoken like a new-age evangelist who once had half a shandy and spewed on his Mum's curtains.
Well, I'm 15 stone and have 4 grade A A-levels.  Thats Big and Clever, surely?

There is only one thing better than a 5 hour drinking binge... and thats a SIX hour drinking binge... paid for by someone else!   Z** Z** Z**



I'm 15 stone (ish) too and I've got a degree. Do I win a six hour drinking binge paid for by Fester?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Trojan on April 15, 2011, 04:54:47 AM
Probably a right sh** head when he takes that nappy off.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Trojan on April 15, 2011, 06:34:23 AM
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Utterly Fantastic... there was nothing like it before or since... OOOH YEAH, DIG IT !

Of course there was....King Kendo Nagasaki!  $yes$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on April 15, 2011, 08:06:42 AM
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Bulgarian, (or whatever your name is...)

You say its not 'big and clever to go on 5 hour drinking binges'?  Spoken like a new-age evangelist who once had half a shandy and spewed on his Mum's curtains.
Well, I'm 15 stone and have 4 grade A A-levels.  Thats Big and Clever, surely?

There is only one thing better than a 5 hour drinking binge... and thats a SIX hour drinking binge... paid for by someone else!   Z** Z** Z**


I'm 15 stone (ish) too and I've got a degree. Do I win a six hour drinking binge paid for by Fester?
Yes.  8)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: gwil on April 15, 2011, 09:26:32 AM
Great rant Pendragon. Like it.  $good$  $good$  $good$

As for picking on you let me just give a short summary of how things happened.

I thought I’d try and break into this Forum by asking a perfectly reasonable question regarding motorists getting out of the way of non emergency ambulances. Being gob-smacked by the belittling, patronising and condescending reply from Yorkie I let him have a couple of barrelfuls. Meanwhile I also shared a little ditty regarding spell checkers and their pitfalls which I though was quite clever of someone to dream up. As it happened it was the same poster and, if I was gob-smacked before, then I was doubly so now because he totally wimped out, saw his A*** and slunk off with tail between his legs (but not to worry though the sly little fox soon slunk back, tail ‘nall, initially with an innocuous question about some property or other but soon back to normal, so that’s alright. Won’t take long to get back to 3K!)

A bit later Fester rolls up and decides it was his duty to wag his finger at me and tell me in effect who not to cross etc. And that, my dear, is where your name came across my bows.

I have found on my travels that small town cliques by the very nature of small town minds and attitudes are always awkward and difficult to ease into. It’s to my detriment in this one that I didn’t treat Yorkie with the due respect so obviously expected of a wise old sage,wit and racounter. However, having gone down the road of full-on attack from virtually the word go then there was nothing for it but to continue in that vein but at the same time leave room for reconciliation. Things soon settled down, as they do, to the occasional small-arms fire, the odd sniper attack from the outliers and the usual befuddled participants who have problems comprehending posts. All expected in such banter, bearable and soon to be forgotten

And there we are are, at your rant. A good one I grant you and there's no doubting its sincerity.  Shame though it was ruined by it’s delivery time although I hasten to add that I’m not in any way inferring anything at all you understand. Thing is, no one takes much attention of post closing time outbursts (be they early hours ones or mid- evening as in the case of others!) but I thought I would in your case....seeing as you are a lady. I’ll stay around for a while but we won’t be seeing much of each other I think seeing as I won’t be in the 3T Arms that much.Yakky Da
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: gwil on April 15, 2011, 09:56:41 AM
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Probably a right sh** head when he takes that nappy off.

Change of avatar Trojan?

DaveR says there was a record attendance on the forum yesterday. Maybe you though there was a couple of visits from this lot
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Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on April 15, 2011, 10:19:48 AM
Rs
I'm glad you took the time to read my post thoroughly and appreciated it's sincerity, it seems your not that ignorant after all but don't insult my intelligence by trying to condone or explain yourself to me, really there is no need, as it makes not a jot of difference to my opinion of you.

we won’t be seeing much of each other I think seeing as I won’t be in the 3T Arms that much.Yakky Da  Bonus.  ooh and Croeso  ;D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on April 15, 2011, 10:24:21 AM
The exchanges were getting just too interesting for me to stay away any longer - so I'm back.   ZXZ

The World is full of a*****s, and this Forum attracts it's fair share just as any other does.  But - there are still a lot of nice people around so why should I bother about the one odd ball amongst us.   The plethora of cards I received was overwhelming and I will get down to thanking everyone individually as I get back in my stride.
 $thanx$ a 1,000,000   D)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on April 15, 2011, 10:27:37 AM
That's the spirit old chap   :-* :-* :-*

Welcome back  +}}{-- $drink$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on April 15, 2011, 10:36:11 AM
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The exchanges were getting just too interesting for me to stay away any longer - so I'm back.   ZXZ

The World is full of a******s, and this Forum attracts it's fair share just as any other does.  But - there are still a lot of nice people around so why should I bother about the one odd ball amongst us.   The plethora of cards I received was overwhelming and I will get down to thanking everyone individually as I get back in my stride.
 $thanx$ a 1,000,000   D)
Would you like me to delete the Orme Vixen account then? Only one account per member, I'm afraid, this isnt the Llandudno Local forum.  ;)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on April 15, 2011, 10:42:11 AM
May as well, I think most people knew who it was.  Do I get all my posts re-instated now?  I only ever had ONE account on the Llandudno Local, I do have a wife and adult children you know!    $good$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on April 15, 2011, 11:03:15 AM
Ok, will do. Cant reinstate the posts, unfortunately, as once an account is deleted it is deactivated permanently, as far as I can see.  :)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on April 15, 2011, 11:43:30 AM
Used to be able to do it on USER MANAGEMENT on my old Forum but no worry, numbers are just numbers, although some people do make a big fuss about them!    _))*
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Merddin Emrys on April 15, 2011, 11:47:18 AM
Croeso Yorkie, never thought I'd have more posts than you, no doubt you'll have more than me by May  L0L
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on April 15, 2011, 11:53:34 AM
Doubt it - I'm giving up on the Games for a bit and will concentrate my effort on more serious and demanding matters, maybe even become political.    WWW   WWW
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: gwil on April 15, 2011, 12:20:27 PM
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Rs
I'm glad you took the time to read my post thoroughly and appreciated it's sincerity, it seems your not that ignorant after all but don't insult my intelligence by trying to condone or explain yourself to me, really there is no need, as it makes not a jot of difference to my opinion of you.

we won’t be seeing much of each other I think seeing as I won’t be in the 3T Arms that much.Yakky Da  Bonus.  ooh and Croeso  ;D

Glad that the little unpleasantness caused by Yorkie has been overcome now although I see that you didn't have your sarcasm detecting radar on full mode. But never mind it's over now. Onwards and upwards.

The bonus is that Yorkie is back under his own name.  $good$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: gwil on April 15, 2011, 12:25:50 PM
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The exchanges were getting just too interesting for me to stay away any longer - so I'm back.   ZXZ

The World is full of a*****s, and this Forum attracts it's fair share just as any other does.  But - there are still a lot of nice people around so why should I bother about the one odd ball amongst us.   The plethora of cards I received was overwhelming and I will get down to thanking everyone individually as I get back in my stride.
 $thanx$ a 1,000,000   D)

Welcome back Yorkie.  &well&  +}}{--  _))++
Good to see you.Takes great courage to do that after sucha dramatic wimpout.Us a******s and oddballs need to stick together don't we ole boy!!

If numbers are just numbers why ask for them back?
Roumanian

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: gwil on April 15, 2011, 12:42:24 PM
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The exchanges were getting just too interesting for me to stay away any longer - so I'm back.   ZXZ


PS

I thought a few subliminal messages dotted here and there would produce the right result.  :-*
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on April 15, 2011, 01:38:40 PM
Roumainian wrote:
Welcome back Yorkie.  &well&  +}}{--  _))++

Don't require any welcome back from you, thank you!

Good to see you.Takes great courage to do that after sucha dramatic wimpout.

No courage needed, I got broad shoulders and thick skin, and it was not a wimp out as you call it.  Again I find your comment insulting!

Us a******s and oddballs need to stick together don't we ole boy!!

I am not an A*****e or an Oddball, although glad to see you admit to your own position, and I certainly don't want to be associated with you in any way shape or form.  Again I find your references and choice of words insulting.

If numbers are just numbers why ask for them back?

Because I am proud of the contribution I have made to this Forum and the nice people I have met.  Until the last few days, of course.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: gwil on April 15, 2011, 01:53:46 PM
 L0L


Yorkie. Yorkie, saying nothing would have been better. Remember the adage from your preRoumanian days. The one by Cicero regarding wise men and fools.

I can see were not going to get on but hopefully you wont talk down to any newcomers in future eh. Now you 've had a good chwipdin.

Sayonara old boy,au revoir, must go back to the homeland. I have an orphanage to run. ;D

I'll ask someone to look up the insults exploding in the distance way back behind me.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on April 15, 2011, 02:11:45 PM
Can't let it drop can you, must have the last word, must continue with telling others what to and what not to do.   

You call that a spanking?   More like the effect of a gentle summer breeze, doesn't even ruffle one's hair.   :P

I'll ask someone to look up the insults exploding in the distance way back behind me.

There will probably be plenty of them.   :P
Da boch!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Trojan on April 15, 2011, 02:55:32 PM
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Probably a right sh** head when he takes that nappy off.

(referring to Fester's photo)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Trojan on April 15, 2011, 03:11:07 PM
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Probably a right sh** head when he takes that nappy off.

Change of avatar Trojan?

DaveR says there was a record attendance on the forum yesterday. Maybe you though there was a couple of visits from this lot
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Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on April 15, 2011, 09:37:26 PM
I do seem to miss an awful lot, (the trials of working for a living I suppose)

Roumanian came onto the Forum ruffled a few feathers (mine included)  and it all started getting interesting.
After all, it did seem to me that Roumanian might have a lot to offer, judging by his intelligent and sarcastic style.

Yorkie was accused of deleting his account in a sulk, but unless I'm wrong, thats exactly what Roumanian has now done?

Roumanian? Or is it Gareth Williams? ...  where art thou?     

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Trojan on April 16, 2011, 05:00:00 AM
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I only ever had ONE account on the Llandudno Local, I do have a wife and adult children you know!    $good$

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Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Ian on April 16, 2011, 07:40:32 AM
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After all, it did seem to me that Roumanian might have a lot to offer, judging by his intelligent and sarcastic style.

Apart from replacing 'sarcastic' with 'provocative', I'd agree. And our page views have never been higher.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on April 16, 2011, 09:06:35 AM
I used the word 'sarcstic' as that was the term used by Roumanian to describe his own approach.

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Ian on April 16, 2011, 09:45:28 AM
I know, but I think he came in hoping to stimulate debate and argument.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on April 16, 2011, 09:58:17 AM
He was certainly able to contribute a few well constructed arguments on a few of the debate threads, something we could do with more of.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on April 16, 2011, 10:42:08 AM
Get him back on board then!   Do you have a contact?   I have no problem with him providing he leaves me alone.  I had enough s***e from odd balls when I had my own Forum, and I certainly don't want it repeated on this Forum.    $thanx$

Maybe the other Members who were also affected by him will feel the same way.    :D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Ian on April 16, 2011, 10:43:39 AM
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Do you have a contact?

No.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on April 16, 2011, 10:54:25 AM
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I have no problem with him providing he leaves me alone.
As I mentioned before, if someone wants to be 'controversial', they have to learn to take it as well as give it. If you're happy to refer to people as 'a load of inefficient, unconcerned, apathetic, indifferent, uninterested bunch of tossers', then you must also be willing to receive similar in return surely? Oscar is a good example of this, he can be scathing at times but he also allows comments which vilify him personally. 8)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on April 16, 2011, 11:06:45 AM
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As I mentioned before, if someone wants to be 'controversial', they have to learn to take it as well as give it. If you're happy to refer to people as 'a load of inefficient, unconcerned, apathetic, indifferent, uninterested bunch of tossers'

Can't recall using those words myself!   Don't you worry, I can give as good as I get, but do you want the Forum to degenerate into a constant slanging match?  I don't think so.  I can understand normal everyday criticism but it does not require people to be insulted and belittled.   Sensible and adult arguement and discussion is good for all.   If you wish to go down the Oscar road then that is, of course, your prerogative.

If you look at the early days of Oscar the Blog was extremely well written and contained excellent material written mainly by someone with journalistic experience.  Since then it has degenerated into just a load of back biting, personal insults, inuendo and filled with comments that do little to contribute to any sensible discourse.  
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Post by: DaveR on April 16, 2011, 11:15:02 AM
Just to say, the quote was taken from this post of yours:
http://threetownsforum.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=121.msg1394#msg1394 (http://threetownsforum.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=121.msg1394#msg1394)

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on April 16, 2011, 11:45:29 AM
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Just to say, the quote was taken from this post of yours:
http://threetownsforum.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=121.msg1394#msg1394 (http://threetownsforum.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=121.msg1394#msg1394)

Just shows how the memory fails when one is getting older!    L0L
Mind you, seven months is a long time to remember over 4,000 posts!

Good, it's "No holds barred" then!  Bring on Roumanian!  Seconds out!    _))*
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on April 16, 2011, 12:49:04 PM
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He was certainly able to contribute a few well constructed arguments on a few of the debate threads, something we could do with more of.
I read his posts on politics etc and they were really good, he's without doubt well informed on council issues which in all fairness has the  makings for a good debate, it was just the way he went out of his way to upset and needle other members including myself, put it this way Dave if anyone I wasn't familiar with (and I am with Trojan) referred to me as the one dressed in leather with a bull whip to my face I would have expressed my contempt in exactly the same way with the exception of being able to slap the arrogant pillock in the mouth.  I haven't got a problem as long as he keeps his barbed comments to himself.  He'll be back in a different guise I don't doubt it, only this time let's hope he winds his neck in!

Ps he's obviously not able to take criticism himself is he and as you stated Dave, if you give you have to receive or maybe it was the fact we were routing him out,  it wasn't going to be long before we all knew who exactly who it was and it's not so funny when you have to condone your digs to someones face is it,  comeuppance pie tastes a lot worse than the humble option after all.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on April 16, 2011, 01:07:03 PM
I agree and he was asked to tone down his personal remarks.
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Post by: Pendragon on April 16, 2011, 01:12:03 PM
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I agree and he was asked to tone down his personal remarks.
I appreciate that Dave as in all honesty I was beginning to wonder.
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Post by: Fester on April 16, 2011, 08:06:49 PM
Sounds like its a case of 'Come back Roumanian' you arrogant, well informed pillock?
Before Pendragon has to smack you in the mouth?   L0L
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Post by: Pendragon on April 16, 2011, 10:09:06 PM
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Sounds like its a case of 'Come back Roumanian' you arrogant, well informed pillock?
Before Pendragon has to smack you in the mouth?   L0L
_))* _))* L0L L0L Couldn't put it better myself x
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on April 16, 2011, 10:10:07 PM
Should start selling tickets if I were you !
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Post by: Trojan on April 16, 2011, 11:58:54 PM
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Should start selling tickets if I were you !

That's one way of filling-up Venue Cymru.
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Post by: Ian on April 17, 2011, 08:13:56 AM
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I appreciate that Dave as in all honesty I was beginning to wonder.


I'm familiar with his style of posting, although not with him, and it's a style which embodies two facets: an apparently belligerent approach coupled with a shrewd appreciation of the issues involved. In other words, it's an ideal style for debates and discussions, but often comes over as too assertive and aggressive, characteristics which can mask what he's actually talking about.

If you look at what he's actually saying about issues, however, it quickly becomes clear that he makes a lot of sense, and that makes his contribution important for a forum. In fact, I probably disagree with him on a lot of the salient points, but that's irrelevant, because he's bringing them out and forcing folk to think about their positions on them.

Forums like this one can quickly become very cosy and intimate, with everyone knowing almost exactly what the other is going to say, and thus conversations can easily become simple joke swapping exercises.  But I feel we need different voices, different ideas and different views coming into the mix, and we shouldn't automatically assume that because someone's style irritates, that person has no place here.

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Ian on April 17, 2011, 10:50:13 AM
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A person with such a belligerent, assertive and aggressive approach (your words)

Ah, but I didn't quite say that.  To reiterate, I said his style embodied elements of an apparently belligerent approach.  The word apparently is important, since it illustrates the distinction between the naturally bellicose and those who employ the façade of belligerence for the purposes of debate and to draw the unwary into confrontational responses.  In other words, it's a strategy.

I also didn't say he was "assertive and aggressive" but that the style employed often comes over that way, which is an important distinction.

He's a seasoned forum debater who's familiar with the cut and thrust of debate, so you're probably right about him reading the forum as a guest to see what's happening.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on April 17, 2011, 11:20:30 AM
I have removed my post as quite frankly I do not want to continue splitting hairs!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on April 17, 2011, 04:09:53 PM
I had an email from Oscar this morning...he was wondering why those who denigrate his blog on here are the same ones that visit his blog and comment the most on there?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on April 17, 2011, 04:54:38 PM
Quite frankly I don't know the answer to your question. 

However, as far as I am concerned Oscar's Blog is not as good as it was when it originally started and I think that when you get over 140 comments, mostly little more than rubbish, following one of his posts about some politician, I think it is not worth reading.   Nowadays I only go there very rarely just to see if there has been any change, a fact that he will be able to verify from his viewing statistics.  I don't mind telling Oscar (I'll use that name as if I put the real name it would not be printed) that I think the Blog has been let slide and that it would benefit from a bit lot more pruning in some areas.   As we have corresponded in the past, Oscar knows who I am, and knows where to contact me, so if he is unhappy about any of my comments here or anywhere else he knows where to write.   :P
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on April 17, 2011, 07:19:26 PM
Out of curiosity I have just been for a look around Oscar's Blog and I see that we BOTH have mentions.  Certainly very interesting to read the comments from totally anonymous mouthpieces!   L0L
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on April 17, 2011, 09:17:01 PM
That's what people forget isn't it, you can use any name you like but the IP is always the same so he knows damn well who you are  ;D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on April 17, 2011, 09:29:58 PM
Not true.

"Static IP addressing is for one customer on one IP address and Dynamic IP addressing assigns a different IP address each time the ISP customer logs on to their computer, but this is dependent upon the Internet Service Provider (ISP) because some ISP's only change the IP address as they deem it necessary.

If you have Dynamic IP Addressing through your Website Host it means that you are sharing an IP Address with several other customers."

If you switch off your router you could get a different IP address every time you switch on.  Mine stays on 24/7 so should only change when I switch on again after a holiday.   :D

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on April 17, 2011, 09:34:00 PM
You can use the IP address in conjunction with one or two other methods to determine if a particular person posted something. At the end of the day, there are only one or two nuisances out there, so not hard to keep an eye on them if you're Oscar...  ;)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on April 17, 2011, 10:04:45 PM
I assume you ar referring to the Evil E-Thug,  and Ted E Bear...!

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Post by: Trojan on April 18, 2011, 12:12:25 AM
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Mine stays on 24/7 so should only change when I switch on again after a holiday.   :D

 L0L

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Post by: Trojan on April 18, 2011, 12:23:50 AM
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I assume you ar referring to the Evil E-Thug,  and Ted E Bear...!


Those Two "Keyboard Warriors" have not been around for a while.  $angry$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on April 18, 2011, 08:12:43 AM
That's great, Trojan, you should send that last pic to Oscar.  ;D
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Post by: Yorkie on April 18, 2011, 12:27:39 PM


Let's just emphasise the message with a quick repeat.  Notice the word "should".

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Mine stays on 24/7 so should only change when I switch on again after a holiday.   :D
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Post by: DaveR on April 18, 2011, 01:07:52 PM
"Staff at an Anglesey hotel have been banned by managers from speaking Welsh when the head chef is in the kitchen.

The Carreg Mon near Llanfairpwll asked employees not to use Welsh because he does not speak the language and is responsible for health and safety.

The Welsh Language Board (WLB) is to write to the hotel and wants a meeting with the managers.

General manager Ruth Hogan insisted the hotel was not discriminating against the language.

Of its 25 staff, only three are non-Welsh speaking."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-13080586 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-13080586)

Perhaps the Head Chef should consider learning Welsh? Did no-one think to tell him that Welsh is spoken in Wales?  :roll:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on April 18, 2011, 01:51:01 PM
 $angry$  $angry$ paranoid chef that's all you need.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on April 18, 2011, 04:13:51 PM
Changing your IP address in Windows - Computer connected directly to the modem
1.Get to a command prompt. (START, run, cmd).
2.Type "ipconfig /release" (without the quotes, on the command line by itself).
3.Type "ipconfig /renew" (without the quotes, on the command line by itself).

Windows (second option) - Computer connected directly to the modem
1.Get to a command prompt. (START, run, cmd).
2.Type "ipconfig /release" (without the quotes).
3.Shut down computer.
4.Turn off computer.
5.Turn off all ethernet hubs/switches.
6.Turn off cable/DSL modem.
7.Leave off overnight.
8.Turn everything back on.

Not difficult if you can be bothered!  I can't. . . . . . I suppose I'll get another Pinnochio now!   :

If you want to know your IP Address go to www.whatsmyip.org (http://www.whatsmyip.org)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on April 18, 2011, 04:51:34 PM
That sets your pc's internal ip address (normally 192.168.1.2), the ip address recorded in site logs etc is determined by your isp.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on April 18, 2011, 05:27:54 PM
I didn't want to give all the secrets away!   _))*

Of course if anybody is a "techie" or just interested in the operation of the internet and Internet Protocol addresses there is a plethora of information on the Web.   
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Trojan on April 19, 2011, 05:36:13 PM
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Let's just emphasise the message with a quick repeat.  Notice the word "should".

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Mine stays on 24/7 so should only change when I switch on again after a holiday.   :D

Sorry, wrong picture.  :D
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Post by: Yorkie on April 19, 2011, 06:38:14 PM
That's nice!    :D
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Post by: DaveR on April 20, 2011, 10:07:43 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: born2run on May 07, 2011, 11:28:55 AM
How is everyone? not been on-line for a while so be good to catch up, spent last night with the famous Fester in the 147 "vip" lounge lol Good times had by all, so probably not the best time to play.....

Football!

I'm playing today!  - kick off in an hour actually so better get a move on. Not played since last year's game!!
We're playing on the John Bright's field, our Fugro company versus another Fugro company, so if any ones walking by feel free to pop over we're a friendly if (geeky) lot. And a free bar courtesy of the Boss in the Carlton after (gulp)

If I survive either of the two (football & drinking sesh) I'll post on here after how we got on.

Weather looks nice, have a great Saturday everyone, I've heard it's thunder storms from here on out so we best make most of it!

B2R
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Post by: Pendragon on May 07, 2011, 11:31:07 AM
Hia B2R I was wondering what happened to you?  Good luck for today matey  ;D
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Post by: born2run on May 07, 2011, 11:47:22 AM
Thanks Pen, We don't need luck we've got beer!

Win or lose we'll be singing by 5!!
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Post by: Pendragon on May 07, 2011, 11:48:55 AM
Yep my kind of saturday without doubt  ;D
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Post by: born2run on May 07, 2011, 02:57:08 PM
We lost 4.1!! :o :o

Shower and off to Carlton drown our sorrows  D)
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Post by: born2run on May 07, 2011, 02:57:57 PM
Starting off at home with a lovely spiced rum and coke,, thanks for that one Mrs Fester! Z**
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Post by: Trojan on May 07, 2011, 05:40:21 PM
Good to see you back born2run.  :)
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Post by: Fester on May 07, 2011, 11:11:09 PM
Nice to see you back on the Forum Born to Run.
It was a brilliant night last night... can't believe you are going for back-to-back boozing night.  I can't take that at my age.

Been feeling rough all day, but enjoyed the lead up to it!

So, its a case of win or lose, we're on the booze.... ZXZ

...and if we draw, we'll have some more!!!     Z** Z**

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on May 14, 2011, 08:46:08 PM
Ive come into the "Arms" because I need a drink. I'm despondent. I now know I'm getting old. No, its not aching legs (thats from walking up and down the golf course).  Its because I am in the process of setting up a Facebook account, in the profile I was answering the date when I first started work and----and---THE DROP DOWN LIST DIDNT GO BACK FAR ENOUGH.  Mike   P.S. (1949 should anyone dare to ask)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Bellringer on May 14, 2011, 08:54:03 PM
Mike, if I could make it onto Facebook, I'm sure you can!

PS Will you be my friend?
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Post by: Fester on May 14, 2011, 09:10:06 PM
Mike,
Thats hilarious, and outrageous in equal measure.... 
An organisation as forward thinking and enlightened as Facebook...guilty of AGE-ISM !!!

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Post by: Pendragon on May 14, 2011, 09:15:59 PM
I'm trying not to laugh Mike I really am.  I'll add you as a friend when you get an account.  :-*
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Post by: Nemesis on May 14, 2011, 09:32:20 PM
I'll add you as well Mike and you as well Stan and Angie if you'd like me to !
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on May 14, 2011, 09:47:49 PM
Pm me with your name and I'll add you all  $good$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on May 14, 2011, 09:54:15 PM
Facebook  A complete waste of time.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: SDQ on May 14, 2011, 09:55:15 PM
Couldn't agree with you more Fester
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Post by: Michael on May 15, 2011, 11:38:55 AM
Fester, I'm surprised at you of all people, always got one eye on a business opportunity. You are turning down free advertising of your business to a targeted audience --- no throw away leaflets or junk mail that goes straight in the bin and costs the sender lots of cash. I am definately giving it a go, that is when I have figured it all out. I made the fatal mistake, bought a book on Facebook marketing, and I am buried under facts,facts,facts Mike
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Post by: Nemesis on May 15, 2011, 11:53:36 AM
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Facebook  A complete waste of time.

It's the only way I can keep up with some of my family !!
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Post by: Pendragon on May 15, 2011, 12:00:15 PM
That's all I use it for, see what everyone is doing at the weekend.
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Post by: DaveR on May 15, 2011, 12:34:06 PM
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Fester, I'm surprised at you of all people, always got one eye on a business opportunity. You are turning down free advertising of your business to a targeted audience --- no throw away leaflets or junk mail that goes straight in the bin and costs the sender lots of cash. I am definately giving it a go, that is when I have figured it all out. I made the fatal mistake, bought a book on Facebook marketing, and I am buried under facts,facts,facts Mike
His business already has a Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Llandudno-Emporium/112394185507164 (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Llandudno-Emporium/112394185507164)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on May 15, 2011, 01:07:28 PM
Huh he got me going here. Just wait until I meet up with skinny gentleman, I'll batter him. On second thoughts perhaps I might come out the looser so nuff said  Mike
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Post by: Fester on May 15, 2011, 05:56:49 PM
Thanks Dave and Mike,
Let me explain...
I do see Facebook as a decent marketing opportunity, and the advertising thus far does seem to have born some fruit.

But, Facebook in general, with its inane subjects, and tittle-tattle I think is a waste of time.
You could argue the same about this Forum I suppose... or Oscar, or any Social media.

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Post by: hollins on May 15, 2011, 09:25:16 PM
I searched for David Roberts photography on facebook and got a nasty surprise.........a scantily clad lady instead of Llandudno pier!!!!

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Post by: Trojan on May 15, 2011, 09:27:38 PM
 :o Dave?
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Post by: DaveR on May 15, 2011, 09:33:27 PM
There's a lot of us about! :laugh: This one is mine:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Llandudno-United-Kingdom/David-Roberts-Photography/190537970993114 (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Llandudno-United-Kingdom/David-Roberts-Photography/190537970993114)
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Post by: Fester on May 16, 2011, 12:26:46 AM
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I searched for David Roberts photography on facebook and got a nasty surprise.........a scantily clad lady instead of Llandudno pier!!!!



Nasty surprise?  I would have called that... A RESULT !!!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on May 17, 2011, 08:47:20 PM
Never mind that. I thought you dealt in herbal/medicinal products, not FRUIT.  Mike
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on May 20, 2011, 08:58:59 PM
Pubs always have moaners, so here I go. One of my pet hates is the way everything is dealt. with so slap happily these days, and in particular, stuff written in the local papers. Every day I see mistakes, the old reporters, although always full of ale, never let their standards slip like they do now.
   So, you can imagine me getting my blood pressure up when I see in the Post this morning a well known firm of local Accountants being reported as opening a new office in the old Lloyds Bank building in Everard Road, Rhos. Now I am the undisputed King of knowledge about Everard Road and especially the banks there, and I know without any doubt that there has never been a Lloyds Bank in that road.
   I let my blood pressure go down, but far worse was to come. I thought I will tell this firm of Accountants that they are wrong with their information that they presumably gave to the Post. So I gave them a ring. No reply, even after around twenty riings. So I tried the other number. Again no answer. Funny, 4 p.m. on a Friday, bit early for the weekend to start.  Five minutes later I tried again and a lady answered. I will say now that this would NEVER have happened in my day when I worked in a Bank. But --- let that pass. The conversation went Me: I see in the paper that you have opened a new office in Rhos. Lady: Yes Me: Well its not in an old Lloyds Bank office, there has never been one. Nice and friendly so far. Lady: Yes it is. Me: (slightly louder) Oh no its not. There has never been one there. There was a Barclays,Westminster,District and a Midland on the corner. Lady (now getting agitated) Oh yes there was, it was a long time ago. Me getting into my stride: Look, Lloyds Bank was in Penrhyn Avenue, miles away. Lady: I know it was in Everard Road , I worked there. Me: Well no wonder you were late for work every day, you didnt even know where you worked. Lady. It was a sub branch of Colwyn Bay I thought it was in Everard Road, sorry.  I put the phone down and went for the tablets
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on May 20, 2011, 09:06:21 PM
I noticed the same thing, Mike. I used to use the Lloyds branch  on Penrhyn Ave in the 1980s - it's a hairdressers now. The Daily Post have taken the information straight off the Press Release instead of checking it.
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Post by: Pendragon on May 21, 2011, 05:09:49 PM
I was doing a boot sale in Bangor earlier today, on the table was a pair of glasses that had binocular lenses  (probably used for craft etc) I was bored and so thought I'd try them on, as I adjusted the lenses I looked up and saw a fella looking straight at me, feeling a bit stupid I took them off "what are they" he asked "Magnifying glasses" I replied "I've never seen them before" he said as I handed them over for him to have a closer look, he bought them and jokingly he said "of course I only want them so I can see my bits" he looked down at his pants and I said without thinking "Maybe you should give them the wife then"   :o I don't think he was overly impressed.  I must learn to keep my mouth shut around people who don't know me  :-X

Saying that I'm still giggling now  ;D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on May 21, 2011, 05:31:05 PM
OOPs ! :-[
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Post by: DaveR on May 21, 2011, 05:49:20 PM
 :laugh:
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Post by: Trojan on May 22, 2011, 02:21:58 AM
 :laugh:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on May 26, 2011, 05:19:36 PM
Its a hard life being a petrol retailer. Prices up and down every day, government knocks off 1p but the wholesale price goes up 1p etc etc  However, in Llandudno today, one site. Head south and the diesel price is £1-39.9. Drive past heading north and its £141.9. So make sure you drive in the cheaper entrance (or go elsewhere!!)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on May 27, 2011, 01:37:40 AM
I had to choose where to post this, and it wasn't an easy choice.
I was deliberating between this topic,  or 'whats Llandudno like right now'. or local pubs, or even wrestling!  ..and  here's why.

Tonight Mrs Fester and I, met Dave R and Mr & Mrs Merddin Emrys.... to have a little celebratory booze up in the FatCat bar, Upper Mostyn Street. 
We were celebrating a rather nice little pay-off from a snippet of investment advice from a certain 'investment guru' D)
Did I hear someone say Betboo??

Anyhow, we had a great time, and a great nosh up... but the drink inevitably took its toll.
The food was great, the cocktails were excellent,and the company was top notch...but then...
Dave and I started discussing our penchant for British and American wrestling from the past... and  we remenisced about great characters and bouts from recent years.
As we left the FatCat after several alcoholic libations, I was attacked by a sneaky 'handbag' to the head.... which sent me to the floor,
No...It wasn't Dave R... but the lovely and unassuming Helen....(Mrs Merddin Emrys)
But as I wallowed on the pavement,  a boot to the ribs was administered by the evil Dave R... OOOOOH... luckily it was all in fun.
Mrs Fester and Merddin Emrys himself looked on indignantly as this (entirely rigged) assault took place.

The assailants left us, (after a goodnight hug) .. and Mrs F and myself were contemplating going directly home..
But then she noticed that The Fountains Bar was rocking with the sound of their inaugural 'gay night'
We wandered in there... had a good half hour or so....lots going on,   BUT... I was VERY surprised to see how many people I knew were in there, and fell over themselves to tell me about their lifestyle,  ''didn't you know?'' was a common question.

Well, in most cases, no...I didn't.... but neither was it my business... and neither will it change my attitude and friendship to them. Why would it?
The Fountains was really busy, and thats good to see.
BUT....HELEN, (Mrs Merddin Mrs Emrys) ... the handbag was a cheap-shot.... and I'm gonna getcha next time.


 


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Post by: Merddin Emrys on May 27, 2011, 10:19:21 AM
Yes what a great night that was  Z**  Er indoors has a good aim with the handbag  L0L  I was a bit worried if the cctv would see you being knocked down (only pretend  :laugh:) several times (not knowing that you can act so very well!) but so far the old bill's not been in touch!  ZXZ   (no Festers were harmed in the making of an excellent evening out!)
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Post by: Fester on May 27, 2011, 08:09:39 PM
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Yes what a great night that was  Z**  Er indoors has a good aim with the handbag  L0L  I was a bit worried if the cctv would see you being knocked down (only pretend  :laugh:) several times (not knowing that you can act so very well!) but so far the old bill's not been in touch!  ZXZ   (no Festers were harmed in the making of an excellent evening out!)

 L0L L0L    Correct... only perhaps my liver.  ZXZ
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on May 27, 2011, 08:50:34 PM
Fester---I cannot help but notice that you posted this entry at half past one in the middle of the night!!! After all the merrymaking.  What are you, one of those lucky (or maybe unfortunate) people who dont need much sleep? Me, on the fortunately rare occasions I visit a Doctor I often start by saying (to lighten the atmosphere) I've got a sleep problem. Watch the Doctors face drop until I say "I crash out within 10 seconds of my head on the pillow and I need anything up to 10 hours.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on May 27, 2011, 09:41:43 PM
No Mike, I felt like 'Death warmed up'' this morning.... and hangovers are a problem which last longer as I get older.

I do stay up late at night, (frightened of missing something, some might say) ... but I am always very tired in the morning, and I would sleep til lunchtime if it wasn't for work.

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on May 27, 2011, 10:15:06 PM
Same here Fester, I've always been a night owl  8)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on May 28, 2011, 04:48:06 PM
I'm just the opposite-- dead on my feet by 11pm and I need at least 2 cups of horrendously strong coffee :o before anyone gets any breakfast.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on May 28, 2011, 06:45:03 PM
I obviously missed something exciting whilst I was away on my sunshine cruise for 2 weeks!    Good news from the Lottery when I arrived home today - £30 in the kitty!   D)

I hope everyone one has been good whilst I have been off the scene.   I'll get down to reading all the posts when I've caught up with all the essentials at home.    ;)   It's nice to be back although I'm still walking on my "sea" legs which should cure in a day or so.    :laugh:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Trojan on May 28, 2011, 07:46:54 PM
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I obviously missed something exciting whilst I was away on my sunshine cruise for 2 weeks!    Good news from the Lottery when I arrived home today - £30 in the kitty!   D)

I hope everyone one has been good whilst I have been off the scene.   I'll get down to reading all the posts when I've caught up with all the essentials at home.    ;)   It's nice to be back although I'm still walking on my "sea" legs which should cure in a day or so.    :laugh:

Welcome back.  :laugh:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Merddin Emrys on May 30, 2011, 07:36:03 PM
We went to a classic car show at Prestatyn today, which was great and we saw this vehicle
(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i331/penrhynpigeons/P5300026.jpg)

the name on the door seems familiar somehow  L0L
(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i331/penrhynpigeons/P5300027.jpg)

and look on the registration plate!
(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i331/penrhynpigeons/P5300029.jpg)
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Post by: Ian on May 30, 2011, 07:54:41 PM
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Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Bri Roberts on May 30, 2011, 08:21:22 PM
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I obviously missed something exciting whilst I was away on my sunshine cruise for 2 weeks!     

Yorkie, which cruise ship were you on?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on May 30, 2011, 09:37:22 PM
'Festers Rod', eh? Glad to say I've never seen it.  :o  :laugh:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on May 31, 2011, 08:18:33 AM
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Yorkie, which cruise ship were you on?

It was the Braemar, one of Fred Olsen's ships.   Never been with this line before but we liked the experience despite a few shortcomings.   Time in Ports of call was too short and a bit too much time at Sea.   However, all other aspects very good, food, cabin, entertainment etc. etc.   We especially like these smaller ships with only about 820 passengers.    We did berth alongside  a monster of a cruise ship in one Port that had over 3000 pasengers on board!   More like a small town that a cruise liner!    ;D

We went from Dover and the drive down on the Friday, for Saturday departure, took 7 hours with heavy traffic on M6, A14, M11, M25 and M20 into Kent.  Stayed at Premier Inn for £29 that night.  Trip home was only 5 hours including a break for coffee and a sarnie.   All in all a nice Spring break!   $good$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Bri Roberts on May 31, 2011, 08:56:26 AM
We cruised with one of her sister ships, Balmoral, a couple of years ago and loved it.

By coincidence, we visited Barcelona as well.

We also drove a similar route as you did and the day before to stay at the same Premier Inn in Dover.

Last week, I booked my wife and daughter onto another of Fred’s ships, Boudicca, on a last-minute two night cruise from Liverpool to Dublin in a fortnight’s time.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: TheMedz on May 31, 2011, 07:06:21 PM
Completely unrelated to anything that's been posted before but as far as evidence against the accused goes I think this one takes the biscuit.

(Men may wish to cross their legs before reading this URL)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13594762 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13594762)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on May 31, 2011, 07:19:10 PM
Prof AMSM Sharfuzzaman, a senior surgeon at the Sher-e-Bangla Medical College and Hospital in Barisal town, told the BBC it had not been possible to reattach the organ.

"We are treating him so that he can urinate normally without the penis."
................sorry what?  How do they think he'll manage that then?   ?{}?

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on May 31, 2011, 08:34:25 PM
Better get your medical books out and have a look at the male anatomy!     :D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on May 31, 2011, 08:38:43 PM
Aah ha...............

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on June 01, 2011, 10:54:32 AM
I was reading on Oscars today about bottled water and how the price can be drastically different between brands.  It reminded me of the news story in 2004 regarding a brand called Dasani by Coca-Cola.  They lost millions of pounds and rightly so.  First it was discovered that Desani was in fact ordinary Thames tap water and then it got worse for them when all bottles were removed from UK shelves as the product contained twice the legal amount of Bromate causing a cancer scare.


First, Coca-Cola's new brand of "pure" bottled water, Dasani, was revealed earlier this month to be tap water taken from the mains. Then it emerged that what the firm described as its "highly sophisticated purification process", based on Nasa spacecraft technology, was in fact reverse osmosis used in many modest domestic water purification units.

Yesterday, just when executives in charge of a £7m marketing push for the product must have felt it could get no worse, it did precisely that.

The entire UK supply of Dasani was pulled off the shelves because it has been contaminated with bromate, a cancer-causing chemical.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on June 01, 2011, 12:13:22 PM
Did anyone watch Panorama last night.  the programme focused on The Winterbourne View Residential Hospital in Bristol which houses people with learning difficulties and Autism.  If I'm honest the only reason I watched this programme was so I could comment on it, every part of me wanted to turn it off as I found it increasingly difficult to watch, it was disturbing and I could feel myself getting more and more annoyed, my blood was boiling by the end.  13 people were suspended and 4 have been arrested.  People are so outraged and disgusted a face book page has been set up.  This private hospital charges £3,500 a week each for these patients and although a senior member of staff expressed his concerns last year, nothing was done!  That same member of staff was the whistle blower on this occasion and thank god he did as this would probably never have come to light.  I'm glad that these bullies have been named and shamed,  I think their problems have only just begun.  Criminal charges will no doubt be brought but they have more to fear from the backlash from the public I think.  I wouldn't want to be in their shoes but then they should have thought of that before physically and mentally abusing, torturing and causing distress to vulnerable people supposedly in their care.  I hope they get exactly what they deserve. 
The regulators were told, the Care home management and owners were told and yet still nothing was done, why?  Probably because funding would be withdrawn.  Disgraceful.  It's a bit late for them to show remorse now, it's taken a whistle blower, Panorama and an undercover camera to bring this to the fore.  Now the Police will carry out investigations and it's about time too.



BBC iPlayer - Panorama: Undercover Care: The Abuse Exposed (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b011pwt6/)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on June 01, 2011, 04:05:53 PM
God help them if they get prosecuted, convicted and finish up in clink!    $angry$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on June 01, 2011, 04:29:38 PM
Judging by the posts on the face book page.  I think they'll be safer behind bars.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jail-The-Winterbourne-View-Mental-Health-Carers-who-abused-patients/178690845518436 (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jail-The-Winterbourne-View-Mental-Health-Carers-who-abused-patients/178690845518436)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on June 01, 2011, 05:27:38 PM
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God help them if they get prosecuted, convicted and finish up in clink!    $angry$
I doubt the murderers, rapists, thugs and drug dealers have any higher moral standards than these morons?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on June 01, 2011, 06:46:33 PM
Probably not, but offenders against children or the vulnerable are not well liked by "normal" criminals who have their own ways of dealing with such people.   $angry$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on June 01, 2011, 10:47:35 PM
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Probably not, but offenders against children or the vulnerable are not well liked by "normal" criminals who have their own ways of dealing with such people.   $angry$
Normal criminals are no better than the ones committing these offences - let's face it - they are all scum.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on June 01, 2011, 11:38:00 PM
yes Dave but it's a fact these drug dealer etc do think they are morally superior to those who pick on the vulnerable which is why such people are segregated in the first place.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on June 01, 2011, 11:39:41 PM
Distressing though it might be... lets be blunt,  the perpetrators will face little more than a suspended sentence, (or a fine, seeing as Ken Clarke doesn't want people to be locked up anymore...different categories of rape remember??)

They will most likely appeal, and get £2 milion compensation, like Sharon Shoesmith.

There is precious little reason to be law abiding these days ... the consequences are negligible, and I reckon we are all (including the police) SICK OF IT.

 :puke2: :puke2: :puke2:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Ian on June 02, 2011, 08:24:02 AM
Quote
There is precious little reason to be law abiding these days ... the consequences are negligible

Well, there's an element of truth in that, providing you're happy to live without insurance, Bank accounts or credit cards, spend repeated visits in jail, live with your only 'friends' those who would steal from their parents, loved ones and you, spend your entire existence looking over your shoulder and are happy never to trust another human being as long as you live. Other than those insignificant niggles, it's a great life.

 :D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on July 21, 2011, 12:13:59 AM
Here you go...
Some genuine complaints made to Thomas Cook Travel Agents in recent years...   Enjoy.. (my favourite No 19)

From Thomas Cook Holidays - listing some guests' complaints during the
season.


1. "I think it should be explained in the brochure that the local store
does not sell proper biscuits like custard creams or ginger nuts."

2.  "It's lazy of the local shopkeepers to close in the afternoons. I
often needed to buy things during 'siesta' time - this should be  banned

3. "On my holiday to Goa in India, I was disgusted to find that almost
every restaurant served curry.  I don't like spicy food at all."

4. "We booked an excursion to a water park but no-one told us we had to
bring our swimming costumes and towels."

5. A tourist at a top African game lodge over looking a water hole, who
spotted a visibly aroused elephant, complained that the sight of this
rampant beast ruined his honeymoon by making him feel "inadequate".

6. A woman threatened to call police after claiming that she'd been
locked in by staff. When in fact, she had mistaken the "do not disturb"
sign on the back of the door as a warning to remain in the room.

7. "The beach was too sandy."

8. "We found the sand was not like the sand in the brochure. Your
brochure shows the sand as yellow but it was white."

9. A guest at a Novotel in Australia complained his soup was too thick
and strong. He was inadvertently slurping the gravy at the time.

10. "Topless sunbathing on the beach should be banned. The holiday was
ruined as my husband spent all day looking at other women."

11. "We bought' Ray-Ban' sunglasses for five Euros from a street
trader, only to find out they were fake."

12. "No-one told us there would be fish in the sea. The children were
startled."

13. "There was no egg slicer in the apartment..."

14. "We went on holiday to Spain and had a problem with the taxi
drivers as they were all Spanish..."

15. "The roads were uneven.."

16. "It took us nine hours to fly home from Jamaica to England it only
took the Americans three hours to get home."

17. "I compared the size of our one-bedroom apartment to our friends'
three-bedroom apartment and ours was significantly smaller."

18. "The brochure stated:  'No hairdressers at the accommodation’.
We’re trainee hairdressers - will we be OK staying there?"

19.  "There are too many Spanish people. The receptionist speaks
Spanish. The food is Spanish. Too many foreigners now  live abroad'"

20. "We had to queue outside with no air conditioning."

21. "It is your duty as a tour operator to advise us of noisy or unruly
guests before we travel."

22. "I was bitten by a mosquito - no-one said they could bite."

23. "My fiancé and I booked a twin-bedded room but we were placed in a
double-bedded room. We now hold you responsible for the fact that I
find myself pregnant. This would not have happened if you had put us in
the room that we booked."

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on July 21, 2011, 10:40:36 AM
Well off to yet another PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) tribunal today.  I think it's disgusting these ex-soldiers have to go begging cap in hand to get a half decent war pension.   :rage: :rage: :rage:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on July 21, 2011, 01:03:12 PM
Good posting Fester
One or two local complaints:-
1) The sun was in the wrong place.
2) The seaside is always windy.
3) We got splashed on a boat trip in the bay.
4) There is too much goat poo on the Great Orme.
5) People here speak Welsh.
6) The road signs are in Welsh as well as English and it is confusing.

Last night the people opposite were going in and out of the front door at 9pm and they also had a takeaway delivered !!!
The last comment was delivered to me this morning-------wonder what I was expected to do?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Trojan on July 21, 2011, 01:54:53 PM
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wonder what I was expected to do?

Go around town with a roll of masking tape.  :laugh:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on July 21, 2011, 02:20:24 PM
Phew- you cannot please some people. :-X
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on July 21, 2011, 04:18:35 PM
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Phew- you cannot please some people. :-X

Thats why we stopped doing B&B, some of the punters were just so irritating, not good when you are like a cross between Basil Fawlty and Victor Meldrew  :laugh:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: stephenprudence on July 21, 2011, 07:00:18 PM
I'm going to Llandudno tomorrow, part pleasure, part job hunting.  Z**
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on July 21, 2011, 11:04:03 PM
What sort of work are you looking for SP?  Seasonal?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: stephenprudence on August 04, 2011, 09:39:46 PM
Apologies for this very late reply... I'm looking for permanent.

I have applied for a fair few, I hope something comes off.

Believe it or not, there are more jobs available in the humble town of Llandudno than in Wirral!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on August 08, 2011, 07:50:47 PM
Just had this post on Facebook thought I'd pass it on

IMPORTANT MESSAGE anyone in colwyn bay , Llandudno junction , mochdre, Llandudno and surrounding area watch out, there are lads with pit bulls stealing cats and rabbits and watching the dogs chase and rip the animal to pieces! Police have been informed it was happening in Wrexham, but looks like they have moved areas.

A friend says a cat had been killed in Junction last night, police were called.  He's heard nothing yet.  He thinks the dog was a Staff- Shame Staffs are excellent dogs one of my favourite breeds but lethal in the wrong hands.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: TheMedz on August 08, 2011, 11:06:55 PM
I personally think this item should be in the SCUM section. As a cat owner it makes my blood boil to think that some mindless b*st*rds think it's good fun to make their dogs to do it. If there is a judgement day then with things like this going on  gratefully I'll be nowhere near the front of the queue.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on August 08, 2011, 11:10:59 PM
Indeed Medz,  mindless cruelty deserves nothing less than the same to be meted out to those responsible.

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Trojan on August 09, 2011, 08:53:26 AM
This Pit Bull decided to attack a porcupine it spotted in his owners back yard in California.

The dog had to be sedated and more than a 1000 quills removed.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on August 09, 2011, 09:14:03 AM
That's one effective self defence mechanism!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on August 09, 2011, 09:15:26 AM
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Just had this post on Facebook thought I'd pass it on

IMPORTANT MESSAGE anyone in colwyn bay , Llandudno junction , mochdre, Llandudno and surrounding area watch out, there are lads with pit bulls stealing cats and rabbits and watching the dogs chase and rip the animal to pieces! Police have been informed it was happening in Wrexham, but looks like they have moved areas.

A friend says a cat had been killed in Junction last night, police were called.  He's heard nothing yet.  He thinks the dog was a Staff- Shame Staffs are excellent dogs one of my favourite breeds but lethal in the wrong hands.
I'm told that 2 SBTs were set on the cat by a lad.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: TheMedz on August 29, 2011, 08:25:05 AM
Unbelievable

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-14705328 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-14705328)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on August 29, 2011, 08:59:52 PM
I reckon that one of the three people involved did'nt have a leg to stand on  :D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Trojan on September 01, 2011, 01:47:58 AM
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I reckon that one of the three people involved did'nt have a leg to stand on  :D

I believe Jake did.  ;D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on September 02, 2011, 09:36:54 PM
I've put this post in the Pub (Towns Arms) section because its not important, just the sort of conversation that might go on in a pub.
  You know the toll gate for around the Orme? Is it normal for a cone to be in the middle of the road although the road is open? I don't know because I am to economical with my cash (2 mean) to pay so I go up half way, down and dont pay. There is a good reason I ask, depending on any reply I get I will carry on. Mike
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on September 02, 2011, 10:18:31 PM
It's to stop cars driving through quickly without paying.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on September 03, 2011, 07:52:32 AM
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I've put this post in the Pub (Towns Arms) section because its not important, just the sort of conversation that might go on in a pub.
  You know the toll gate for around the Orme? Is it normal for a cone to be in the middle of the road although the road is open? I don't know because I am to economical with my cash (2 mean) to pay so I go up half way, down and dont pay. There is a good reason I ask, depending on any reply I get I will carry on. Mike

It is just to stop people driving through without paying and for the safety of the Toll Attendant.

You can get a Season Ticket for a few quid but as your business is on the Orme I would suggest you contact the Parking Department and see if you can get a concessionary pass.  After all you are entertaining the Visitors.  Start with Paul Evans in Highways rather than go to more junior staff.

If you have a relative buried on the Orme you can get a free pass by completing a simple application form. 
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on September 03, 2011, 10:20:24 AM
The cone doesn't seem to prevent some people trying not to pay--- A BMW made a nasty mess of it's front end by ramming the cone and taking it with it for100 yds or so. :o
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on September 03, 2011, 05:37:54 PM
The reason I asked about the cone is because a friend of mine who lives in Denbigh came 2 see me yesterday---and he was fuming. His story was he wanted to drive around the Orme, he started off but then saw the cone at the tollgate. Dont forget, this is his side of the story. So he stopped and waited. The toll collector was, in his words, leaning against the tollhouse frequently looking at him but not doing anything. Cars came up behind my friend but, because he was blocking the road, they got fed up waiting and turned around and drove off. He stated five cars did this. In the end, I think he said about 10 minutes, he got out and asked the tollhousekeeper what was the matter. Tollhousekeeper replied "You are too far away. I'm waiting for you to drive nearer.  Now, I must add that this friend was a commercial driver (vans and PCV buses) but he was not the best driver in the world. He didnt have many bumps, but he wasent the best. Anyway he was so annoyed he said he was going to report the tollhouse man, presumably to the Council. Anyone else had any experiences like this?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on September 03, 2011, 05:56:06 PM
I am surprised as I know all the attendants and they are always very helpful even to explaining where the road leads and how to get to the mine and the summit.
The keeper yesterday was Stewart a real happy chappy, and he has been there for some years.  If it was after 4.00 p.m. then it would have been Jules another excellent chap.

The attendants to my knowledge never let cars crowd up.

Some drivers go to the Toll then decided they don't want to pay but find a couple of cars behind them and can't turn round.  They are the ones who get most annoyed.   I cannot comment about the facts of your friend's experience but would myself consider there is some exageration.     WWW
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on September 03, 2011, 09:56:22 PM
My friend told me this around midday---so it was the happy chappie. Funnily enough this would be a most apt description of my friend. He has an absolute heart of gold, but when I worked with him when he was a cake salesman/driver we all said he had a spongecake as a brain. He was awarded the MBE for his work with youth sports over around 40 years. Passengers on his buses absolutely loved him, many were in tears when he left a particular route he drove. It just goes to show how opposites attract and similar types fall out. I can only conclude that he stopped far too far away from the cone and the gatehouse man wasent going to walk down the road to him.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on September 04, 2011, 07:59:07 AM
We will never know exactly what happened!   What I cannot understand is why was he using Marine Drive to get to the Golf Course?  Bit of circuitous route!     :D


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I can only conclude that he stopped far too far away from the cone and the gatehouse man was'nt going to walk down the road to him.

Would you?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on September 04, 2011, 10:45:50 AM
I can wholly agree with Yorkie about the 'Happy Chappie'.
Sadly Jules has now left.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on September 04, 2011, 11:33:27 AM
Yes, I forgot that Jules has gone now, dogs and all.  Don't know the name of the new chap yet but he seems like a happy chappy also!

I remember Tony Limacher who was at the Toll for many a year but sadly had to retire due to poor health.  He had many a tale to tell. 
One I liked was when the Toll was only 50p and a chap drove up, handed Tony a £50 note and said, "Sorry I haven't got a 50p piece."  Tony not to be taken aback replied, "That's alright, Sir, you'll have 99 of them in a minute!", and duly gave the man his change in 50p pieces!   _))*

Another one I like is when a starnger went through the Toll and asked Tony, "Do you need any special qualifications to be buried in the Orme Cemetery?"   Tony replied, "Yes!"   The chap asked, "What are they then?"   Tony's retort was, "Well, first you have to be dead!"   L0L
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on September 04, 2011, 02:14:45 PM
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Do you mean the biggish chap with a 'tash? If you do he is called Charlie as far as I am told!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: dwsi on September 04, 2011, 02:56:05 PM
I bet they'll try and blame the sat-nav for this!    D)
BBC News - Mountain mystery over vehicle near Snowdon summit http://bbc.in/oShWcg (http://bbc.in/oShWcg)

$walesflag$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: hollins on September 04, 2011, 03:04:39 PM
I think we may have to blame Nemesis for this. Didn't some of her guests ask her for directions on how to drive up to Snowdon?
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Post by: Yorkie on September 04, 2011, 04:20:28 PM
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_))* _))* _))*
Do you mean the biggish chap with a 'tash? If you do he is called Charlie as far as I am told!

That's the one.  He has been there off and on for some time.  Next time I see him I'll ask his name.   ZXZ
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on September 05, 2011, 09:27:21 AM
A 4x4 driver was facing a steep problem yesterday – how to get his vehicle down from the summit of Snowdon.

The man, from Gloucester, is thought to have set off from Llanberis at 4am on Saturday, in bad weather. He was later spotted by a train crew near the summit shortly after 7am.

Last night North Wales Police confirmed they have been alerted to the incident and are investigating.

The maroon Vauxhall Frontera 4x4 was parked up alongside Snowdon Mountain Railway yesterday.

It was facing downhill near Bwlch Glas – at least four miles from the nearest road and about 400 yards below the summit.

It is unclear whether the vehicle used the train track or a path.

The owner of the vehicle, who has not been named, spent yesterday on the mountain trying to retrieve it.

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/2011/09/05/mystery-as-4x4-vehicle-found-parked-near-snowdon-summit-55578-29363325/ (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/2011/09/05/mystery-as-4x4-vehicle-found-parked-near-snowdon-summit-55578-29363325/)

What a plonker.....  :laugh:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on September 05, 2011, 11:06:48 AM
Shouldn't have any problem - just have to remember the olde adage, "What goes up, must come down!"    _))*
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Bri Roberts on September 05, 2011, 11:39:42 AM
As there isn't enough room to turn around up there I wonder if he reversed up?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on September 05, 2011, 12:41:55 PM
"The 39-year-old  man from the Cheltenham area,  who drove a 4x4 vehicle onto Snowdon over the weekend, has been charged with driving a vehicle on common land / moorland/ land not part of a road. He has been bailed to appear at Caernarfon Magistrates Court on September 16 2011."
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on September 05, 2011, 01:52:52 PM
And just what will be gained from taking him to court?  He will probably finish up with a slapped wrist and told not to do it again.  What a waste of taxpayers' money!    $angry$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Jack on September 05, 2011, 01:55:12 PM
Hope he will be billed for the cost of removing the 4 x 4 from the mountain, as they are talking helicopters at present, that won't come cheaply  :(
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Bri Roberts on September 05, 2011, 03:41:16 PM
I imagine Vauxhall are currently monitoring the situation to see if they can gain some positive PR over the matter.

The gentleman may eventually become quite rich over his stunt.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on September 05, 2011, 05:51:26 PM
Hope Top Gear doesn't get to hear of it-- you know what lunatic stunts they get up to !
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on September 05, 2011, 05:54:59 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-14791178 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-14791178)
Good footage of another try on this !
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on September 05, 2011, 06:14:08 PM
It doesn't say why he abandoned the vehicle?

In 1920, George Wilkins Browne of Llandudno both drove a car up and down Snowdon successfully. He drove up and down the railway track in an Angus Sanderson 14hp car. This event was filmed for cinema audiences. The ascent took 1 hour 22 mins, the descent 1 hour 5 mins.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on September 05, 2011, 06:20:35 PM
Any relative of Beatrice Blore Browne?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on September 05, 2011, 07:02:04 PM
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Any relative of Beatrice Blore Browne?
Her Husband.  $good$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on September 05, 2011, 09:37:45 PM
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I bet they'll try and blame the sat-nav for this!    D)
BBC News - Mountain mystery over vehicle near Snowdon summit http://bbc.in/oShWcg (http://bbc.in/oShWcg)

$walesflag$
I was half expecting Top Gear to be involved.  8)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on September 05, 2011, 09:48:37 PM
Great minds think alike!
Nice to see you back--hope you are OK!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on September 06, 2011, 02:10:19 PM
I noticed the newest member on here is called Sesame Street (hello by the way) and it reminded me of a news story earlier this month about a petition in America to get show producers to feature the gay marriage of Burt and Ernie.  Show producers say that although Burt and Ernie live together there has never been a suggestion that the couple are gay.  Oh pleeeease it's a kids programme why do they have to get married? I don't remember as a kid either of them mincing round the house  :laugh:  I suppose the next petition will be for The Count to get a noise abatement order or Miss Piggy to appear in court for sexual harassment!


http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/08/10/petition-calls-for-sesame-streets-bert-and-ernie-to-be-married/ (http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/08/10/petition-calls-for-sesame-streets-bert-and-ernie-to-be-married/)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on September 06, 2011, 02:19:51 PM
Indeed, it's just a lot of nonsense.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on September 06, 2011, 07:44:38 PM
Yorkie, I like your quote "What goes up must come down." Especially from an ex Crane man
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on September 06, 2011, 08:32:38 PM
Not just the hook!  Erecting and dismantling a tower crane was a bit of a feat especially when the base was 200 feet up on the top of a Power Station Charge Hall!   Exciting times.     ZXZ
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Trojan on September 07, 2011, 10:01:12 AM
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I am surprised as I know all the attendants and they are always very helpful even to explaining where the road leads and how to get to the mine and the summit.

 :laugh: I would have thought you would have known that info.

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on September 07, 2011, 07:20:37 PM
I do!  And have done for a long time - but the everyday visitor is not always so well informed.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on September 07, 2011, 08:52:33 PM
I agree with Yorkie as I feel strongly that, in this case, the toll keeper could very well be the only person the visiting driver speaks to in the town. The more he chats and gives out information, provided other cars are not waiting, the better.  This was one of my favourite soapbox arguments years ago when there were car park attendants. Invariably bad tempered grumpy old men who gave a terrible impression to the visitor who would remember the town for years---for all the wrong reasons.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on September 07, 2011, 10:25:04 PM
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car park attendants. Invariably bad tempered grumpy old men who gave a terrible impression to the visitor who would remember the town for years---for all the wrong reasons.

Grumpy old men?   is everyone on this Forum losing thier veneer of politicl correctness?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: born2run on September 10, 2011, 05:08:05 PM
Llandudno swimming pool amazed me today

By NOT having a swimming gala on a Saturday  :o

Meant I could take Dylan swimming, good time had by all!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Merddin Emrys on September 10, 2011, 06:47:16 PM
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  This was one of my favourite soapbox arguments years ago when there were car park attendants. Invariably bad tempered grumpy old men

Just thought I'd say that I've never been a car park attendant  ;D as I have often been compared to Victor Meldrew, mind I'm years younger!  :laugh:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on September 10, 2011, 11:47:44 PM
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Llandudno swimming pool amazed me today

By NOT having a swimming gala on a Saturday  :o

Meant I could take Dylan swimming, good time had by all!

Well I beg to differ, because I went to the gym at the swimming pool, and once again I was informed that something was on which would prevent me from having a proper swim afterwards.
This time it was ''free fun sessions''
All well and good, but its just another made up event which conspires to make the pool unavailable to me (a paying monthly member) for about 90% of the week, I'm sick of it.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on September 11, 2011, 09:03:49 AM
Send an e-mail to Ken Finch at

ken.finch@conwy.gov.uk

telling him of your problem in the strongest language you can.  This goes for any other complaint that any reader of the Forum may have - medical problems excepted!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Bri Roberts on September 11, 2011, 10:24:06 AM
Yorkie, would it not be courteous to first write to the Manager of swimming centre with any complaints?

His details are:

Peter.Aldous@conwy.gov.uk

If you get no joy then by all means escalate the complaint.



Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on September 11, 2011, 11:29:42 AM
You are absolutely correct Bri!   And in normal circumstances it would be the right thing to do.  However, Fester's last four words sum up the situation.   "I'm sick of it" he says, which to me is interpreted as "some drastic action is neccessary to sort the problem out".   

Writing to the CE (or Acting) is the best way to ensure action.  It seems the lack of swimming facilities at the pool rests from a policy decision of the management, and probably a bit higher management than the pool manager.   A wise CE will not go charging down on the pool staff but will certainly know where he needs to direct the complaint in order to provide an answer.

Personally I have put complaints in to KF  on many occasions, I get a polite reply from him, and he has then passed the complaint on to be dealt with, most times resulting in a quick and acceptable outcome, and without feathers being ruffled.

I have sent an e-mail to Peter Aldous outlining the problem and requesting a reply, so lets see what happens!   ;)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on September 11, 2011, 12:53:53 PM
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Yorkie, would it not be courteous to first write to the Manager of swimming centre with any complaints?
If you get no joy then by all means escalate the complaint.

Would it not have been more polite to direct your criticism by way of a PM?   

If you get no result you could then flame me on the Forum! 
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Bri Roberts on September 11, 2011, 01:20:15 PM
Yorkie, that was merely a suggestion and not a criticism.

I am sure us council tax payers do not want to be bothering Mr Finch every time there is a problem when our council have a laid-down complaints procedure in place.

If Fester is 'sick of it', has he complained to the management yet as he did not say?


Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Bri Roberts on September 11, 2011, 02:19:51 PM
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Llandudno swimming pool amazed me today

By NOT having a swimming gala on a Saturday  :o

Meant I could take Dylan swimming, good time had by all!

FYI, I have been in the swimming pool earlier and according to the digital notice board there is no swimming gala next Saturday but there is one on the following Saturday (24 September).

Then you have another two free Saturdays until there is another swimming gala over the weekend of the 15/16 October.

I hope this helps you plan your future visits with Dylan.


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All well and good, but its just another made up event which conspires to make the pool unavailable to me (a paying monthly member) for about 90% of the week, I'm sick of it.

Sorry, Fester, but I am not convinced this is correct.

There are free timetables available at the reception counter.

There is public swimming from 6.30am – 3.45pm midweek which is extended to 6pm on Mondays.

At weekends, there is usually public swimming from 7am – 3pm on Saturdays and from 9am – 3pm on Sundays.

On Monday – Thursday, there is at least another one hour public swimming in the evenings but this is extended to three hours extra on a Thursday evening.

I seem to remember there were two hours free swimming for kids on both a Monday and Wednesday afternoon throughout the school summer holidays but that has now ended. During that time, the pool was still available for public use.

When the main pool is not in public use, it is used for children's swimming lessons, performance squad, ladies only, birthday parties, canoe polo, water polo and swimming club use. That normally happens after 4pm.

According to the timetable, the fun sessions that Fester was referring to are on Saturday and Sunday afternoons between 3pm – 4pm.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on September 11, 2011, 07:05:31 PM
Cutting in on the swimming pool discussion (this happens in pubs all the time) I for one am absolutely disgusted by the Chanc. of the Ex, of all politicians making very smutty remarks at a top table just to get a cheap laugh.  Well, we all know what he is now. Before we only suspected it and/or called him one. I do hope I'm not showing my age here, but I really do think this is the limit---even the thought of it fifty years ago was ----.  I never have, and never would, vote for his party, so he hasent lost a voter I am sorry to say. Mike
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on September 11, 2011, 07:40:39 PM
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FYI, I have been in the swimming pool earlier and according to the digital notice board there is no swimming gala next Saturday but there is one on the following Saturday (24 September).
Then you have another two free Saturdays until there is another swimming gala over the weekend of the 15/16 October.
There are free timetables available at the reception counter.
There is public swimming from 6.30am – 3.45pm midweek which is extended to 6pm on Mondays.
At weekends, there is usually public swimming from 7am – 3pm on Saturdays and from 9am – 3pm on Sundays.
On Monday – Thursday, there is at least another one hour public swimming in the evenings but this is extended to three hours extra on a Thursday evening.
I seem to remember there were two hours free swimming for kids on both a Monday and Wednesday afternoon throughout the school summer holidays but that has now ended. During that time, the pool was still available for public use.
When the main pool is not in public use, it is used for children's swimming lessons, performance squad, ladies only, birthday parties, canoe polo, water polo and swimming club use. That normally happens after 4pm.
According to the timetable, the fun sessions that Fester was referring to are on Saturday and Sunday afternoons between 3pm – 4pm.
Post slightly edited to save space.

Thanks for the info Bri, now we all know exactly what the score is - until of course, the Council decide to change it at a moments notice!    ;)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Bri Roberts on September 11, 2011, 08:49:56 PM
Yorkie, to be fair the management of the swimming centre do often change it to suit demand.

During a normal school day, there are two lanes reserved for local primary schools and their pupils to visit on a rota basis with their teachers to help them learn to swim but those two lanes were opened up to the public throughout the school summer holidays.

The special session held twice a week for the over 50’s was cancelled to make way for more public use during the school holidays.

Funding was withdrawn for pre-natal aqua classes so the timetable was soon adjusted.

FYI, I do not work at the swimming centre.

On a daily basis, I just try to use the gym and the swimming pool upon instructions from Dr Hannah, my cardiologist.

The management know me because if there is something genuinely wrong I am like you and I soon let them know about it and that is usually in the gym.  ;)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on September 11, 2011, 09:36:56 PM
I am aware you don't work at the pool and now understand your interest.  Swimming is excellent exercise and coupled with an organised cardiovascular exercise  regime is very good for the heart.  I used to go to the Junction facility for cardio exercise on Doc's recommendation as I had quad by-pass surgery in 1990.   Now do it unsupervised at home or out and about.   With that and keeping the olde cholestoral levels down I consider myself reasonably fit (for my age that is).

Three Towns Cardiac Exercise Group anyone????   :D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Bri Roberts on September 11, 2011, 11:15:13 PM
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I had quad by-pass surgery in 1990.   

I had five.  $happy$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on September 12, 2011, 07:39:12 AM
You can't have five as there are only four arteries!   Unless the bypasses were coupled with a (left) mammary artery graft which I also had, which makes five grafts in total!   D)   D)   D) _))*

It is not usual for any artery to have more than one graft.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on September 12, 2011, 04:46:26 PM
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Well I beg to differ, because I went to the gym at the swimming pool, and once again I was informed that something was on which would prevent me from having a proper swim afterwards.
This time it was ''free fun sessions''
All well and good, but its just another made up event which conspires to make the pool unavailable to me (a paying monthly member) for about 90% of the week, I'm sick of it.

I wrote to Peter at the Pool and this is his reply.  Although I said it was another person's complaint he has directed his answer at me!:

QUOTE: We take all comments and complaints seriously and I am sorry that you
were disappointed during your recent visit to Llandudno Swimming Centre.

The Saturday 'Free Fun Session' forms part of Conwy's contribution to
the Welsh Government Free Swimming Initiative. This initiative is
extremely important in increasing general participation levels whilst
also having a postive impact on the health and general well being of the
community.

The swimming centre is open for a total of 92.5 hours every week, of
which 72% is available for general swimming, with the majority having
lanes available.

I appreciate there are times when people using the gym would ideally
like to follow their session with a swim. However, the very nature of
catering for the whole community makes it impossible to have the pool
available for general swimming every period of the day. We must also
cater for a number of groups/sessions including: Welsh Government Free
Swim Initiative; Swimming Lessons; Schools; Over 50's; Ladies Only;
Water Polo; Competitions and Galas. 
 
As I'm sure you can appreciate, to facilitate all the above groups is a
considerable task and to accommodate everyone requires some compromises.

I hope my response reassures you that we do out utmost to encourage as
many people as possible to use our facility and as such I sincerely hope
that our current programme is flexible enough to cater for your needs.

In the meantime should you wish to discuss this matter further then
please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind Regards,
Peter

UNQUOTE
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on September 12, 2011, 06:12:14 PM
Free Swimming Initiative? Does that mean we can all go down for a free swim?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on September 12, 2011, 06:49:13 PM
Ah!  The Three Towns Swimming Club!  Yet another string to the bow!   
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on September 12, 2011, 07:13:42 PM
I'm just catching up on these follow up points, my point about the swimming pool has sparked quite a response.

In answer to Bri, anyone who works past 4pm each day, (which should be the majority) have only 2 small slots totalling 2.5 hours on two evenings a week.
Therefore, as a working person the pool is hardly ever available to me.

What annoyed me more was the fact that when I joined the gym, it was sold to me on the basis that the use of the pool was unlimited and that makes up for the poor equipment in the gym.  The gym was referred to by the staff as an 'afterthought'
So I joined, and if I wish to 'unjoin' then they will continue to take money from my account for a further month.
Not only that, but I was charged quite a considerable sum (can't remember how much) to have an induction.
This involved nothing more than a cursory wander around the machines by an attendant.
I didn't need this additional expense, as I have been a member of gyms for many years.
Surely you should be able to sign a 'disclaimer' and opt out of that?  But no ..... its money!!!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on September 12, 2011, 07:28:26 PM
The exercise equipment at the Junction facility is excellent.  No swimming pool unfortunately.   ££$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Bri Roberts on September 12, 2011, 08:15:59 PM
Yorkie, I started my rehab in Llandudno Junction and, in my opinion, it is only on a par with the equipment available in the Llandudno Swimming Centre.

In Llandudno, you do not need to use a key to use any of the equipment like you do in the Junction and when using the treadmills in Llandudno you do have something to look at out of the window instead of a feeling of claustrophobia whilst looking at only bushes in the Junction.

That’s just my opinion.  $salute$

Fester, if you are unable to go for a gym and a swim in the mornings then I can only recommend timing your future use of the gym just before going for a swim.

I think you may have an old timetable so I suggest you pick up a new one on your next visit.

Midweek, the public swimming sessions in the evenings are currently:

Monday up to 6.30pm and then again 8.30pm – 9.30pm.

Tuesday: 6.30pm – 7.30pm.

Wednesday: 8.30pm – 9.30pm.

Thursday: 6.30pm – 9.30pm.

Friday: Forget it because there are swimming lessons, performance squad and swimming club after 3.45pm.

I hope this helps  ££$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on September 12, 2011, 08:36:51 PM
I was given what was called a NEW timetable a couple of weeks ago, but those times do not correspond with it.

So, I shall mosey down tomorrow, (assuming the weather is still too windy to work) and pick up another one.

These times look much better for me, thannks Bri.  $good$

Also, I was told the other day that the swimming pool gym is being extended, and that much better weightlifting stuff will be installed at that time.  Sounds like good news to me.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on September 12, 2011, 09:01:50 PM
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Yorkie, I started my rehab in Llandudno Junction and, in my opinion, it is only on a par with the equipment available in the Llandudno Swimming Centre.

In Llandudno, you do not need to use a key to use any of the equipment like you do in the Junction and when using the treadmills in Llandudno you do have something to look at out of the window instead of a feeling of claustrophobia whilst looking at only bushes in the Junction.

That’s just my opinion.  $salute$

Bri, never having been in the gym at the pool I was not making a comparison just saying that ( in my opinion    ;) ) the equipment at the junction is good.   The bushes may not be so interesting as what one sees from the pool window but watching the birds is very interesting, especially if one is a twitcher.
I have never felt claustrophobic and using the equipment "keys" is no hardship.

Each to his own.    WWW
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Bri Roberts on September 12, 2011, 10:28:08 PM
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Also, I was told the other day that the swimming pool gym is being extended, and that much better weightlifting stuff will be installed at that time.  Sounds like good news to me.

I am afraid that wouldn’t do much for me, Fester.

Now if the management could afford to put that black film throughout the upper section of the gym windows as well as install a false ceiling so the Air Con worked efficiently, then you would be talking.    +}}{--
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on September 12, 2011, 11:20:17 PM
Well my knees are pretty much wrecked Bri, so its weightlifting or bike for me (and bike bores me)...
Thats why I need to have a swim also, that is good for my knees.

Why would you want that opaque stuff putting over the glass?  Don't you want to see outside?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Bri Roberts on September 13, 2011, 07:17:35 AM
Customers will still be able to see out through the lower section of glass windows.

Check it out, Fester, on your next visit.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on September 13, 2011, 08:10:53 AM
I'll be Devils Advocate on this one and ask...why do the Council need to spend (more) money on Gyms when there are already private ones in Llandudno like Wells Fitness and Le Sport in Rhos On Sea? Should the Council be allowed to operate a facility in direct competition with private businesses?  :roll:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Merddin Emrys on September 13, 2011, 08:19:35 AM
I like the open air 'gym' at Rhos one Sea and it's completely free  D)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on September 13, 2011, 08:57:05 AM
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I like the open air 'gym' at Rhos one Sea and it's completely free  D)
It's very popular. They are also building one of those on the site of the White Rabbit Statue at West Shore, Llandudno. With that one, you will have the added attraction of trying to keep the sand out of your eyes at the same time.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on September 13, 2011, 09:39:53 AM
It is amazing the amount of different exercises one can do at home merely by using everyday things about the house.

Cans and books, chairs, bungee cords, broom sticks, buckets of water,  in fact almost anything, and when you've had enough you can collapse into your favourite chair!    :D

And it's all FREE!  WWW   
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Merddin Emrys on September 13, 2011, 10:15:04 AM
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With that one, you will have the added attraction of trying to keep the sand out of your eyes at the same time.

 L0L  a handy place for sand blasting classic car components! ;D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Merddin Emrys on September 13, 2011, 10:18:21 AM
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It is amazing the amount of different exercises one can do at home merely by using everyday things about the house.

Cans and books, chairs, bungee cords, broom sticks, buckets of water,  in fact almost anything, and when you've had enough you can collapse into your favourite chair!    :D

And it's all FREE!  WWW

Don't forget lawnmowers, spades, forks, Hoovers, and thats just er indoors' toys L0L
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: stephenprudence on September 13, 2011, 09:36:24 PM
I don't know if there are any in North Wales, but on Wirral there is an automated gym (no members of staff), except a cleaner.

It is insanely cheap therefore.

about £25 a year.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on September 14, 2011, 11:53:29 AM
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It is amazing the amount of different exercises one can do at home merely by using everyday things about the house.

Cans and books, chairs, bungee cords, broom sticks, buckets of water,  in fact almost anything, and when you've had enough you can collapse into your favourite chair!    :D

And it's all FREE!  WWW

Don't forget lawnmowers, spades, forks, Hoovers, and thats just er indoors' toys L0L

 $fan$ Bet your missis is thrilled!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: stephenprudence on September 19, 2011, 09:41:12 PM
ahhh I'm so stressed out at the moment, I put in the transfer at work to move to Llandudno, and apparently it's looking good, but I went to visit the place today and no particular reassurances. It's really depressing, I just want to move now, it's irritating that I can't!  :( :( :( :(

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on September 19, 2011, 11:54:18 PM
Be careful what you wish for....  ???
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on September 30, 2011, 05:43:45 PM
This drove me nuts this morning. So I thought I'd pass it on.....can you find the cat in the photo below?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on September 30, 2011, 09:25:59 PM
Saw this on Oscar's blog, all very true...

For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives.

People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality. I learned never to underestimate someone’s capacity for growth. Some changes were phenomenal. Each experienced a variety of emotions, as expected, denial, fear, anger, remorse, more denial and eventually acceptance. Every single patient found their peace before they departed though, every one of them.

When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again. Here are the most common five:

1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

This was the most common regret of all. When people realise that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people have had not honoured even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made.

It is very important to try and honour at least some of your dreams along the way. From the moment that you lose your health, it is too late. Health brings a freedom very few realise, until they no longer have it.

2. I wish I didn’t work so hard.

This came from every male patient that I nursed. They missed their children’s youth and their partner’s companionship. Women also spoke of this regret. But as most were from an older generation, many of the female patients had not been breadwinners. All of the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence.

By simplifying your lifestyle and making conscious choices along the way, it is possible to not need the income that you think you do. And by creating more space in your life, you become happier and more open to new opportunities, ones more suited to your new lifestyle.

3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.


Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming. Many developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a result.

We cannot control the reactions of others. However, although people may initially react when you change the way you are by speaking honestly, in the end it raises the relationship to a whole new and healthier level. Either that or it releases the unhealthy relationship from your life. Either way, you win.

4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.


Often they would not truly realise the full benefits of old friends until their dying weeks and it was not always possible to track them down. Many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved. Everyone misses their friends when they are dying.

It is common for anyone in a busy lifestyle to let friendships slip. But when you are faced with your approaching death, the physical details of life fall away. People do want to get their financial affairs in order if possible. But it is not money or status that holds the true importance for them. They want to get things in order more for the benefit of those they love. Usually though, they are too ill and weary to ever manage this task. It is all comes down to love and relationships in the end. That is all that remains in the final weeks, love and relationships.

5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realise until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called ‘comfort’ of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to their selves, that they were content. When deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again.

When you are on your deathbed, what others think of you is a long way from your mind. How wonderful to be able to let go and smile again, long before you are dying.

Life is a choice. It is YOUR life. Choose consciously, choose wisely, choose honestly. Choose happiness.

http://wisdomalacarte.net/blog/top-five-regrets-of-the-dying/2011/08/ (http://wisdomalacarte.net/blog/top-five-regrets-of-the-dying/2011/08/)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Ian on October 01, 2011, 08:37:14 AM
It's by Bronnie Ware (http://www.inspirationandchai.com/about.html)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on October 01, 2011, 12:31:58 PM
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This drove me nuts this morning. So I thought I'd pass it on.....can you find the cat in the photo below?

Below the door -- a white one?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on October 02, 2011, 09:22:57 PM
Never mind all that....

I wanted to share my good news with you all.
I have been contacted tonight by email, by Prof JK MBenga, in Tanzania.
Apparently I have won £7 Billion in the Tanzanian Lottery, which I don't even remember buying a ticket for, but beer can do that to you sometimes.
All I have to do is send him £25,000 (for tax reasons he says) and the winnings will be released to me immediately.
Luckily, that just happens to be everything I have in savings, so how fortunate was that?

A small price to pay for these untold riches, I think.
Anyhow, I am sending the good Doctor my bank account details as we speak, because he is being good enough to deal with the whole process for me if I do so.
How kind is that?

I hope you will all join Me, in congratulating MYSELF on this incredible piece of good fortune...  $pain$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on October 02, 2011, 10:07:17 PM
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This drove me nuts this morning. So I thought I'd pass it on.....can you find the cat in the photo below?

Below the door -- a white one?
Nope....look along the wall, middle right  :D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on October 02, 2011, 10:13:23 PM
THERE IS NO CAT !!!!!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on October 02, 2011, 11:37:21 PM
Oooh moody pants. :P

The Cat is a tabby cat sat by the wall........would I lie to you  ;D

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on October 03, 2011, 12:00:48 AM
THERE IS STILL NO CAT !!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on October 03, 2011, 12:12:42 AM
Specsavers mate.......specsavers  $good$



Can everybody else see the piggin' CAT !!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Merddin Emrys on October 03, 2011, 06:50:29 AM
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Can everybody else see the piggin' CAT !!

only just, it's a very low res pic, but where's the Pig? (gin) :laugh:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on October 03, 2011, 07:03:32 AM
There is also a cat in this picture!  It should not take you more than 2 minutes to find it - so it says!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on October 03, 2011, 07:12:58 AM
Pendragon's cat is sitting underneath the fifth rock from the right on the lower wall.  It can be seen better on the original picture.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: PETER D on October 03, 2011, 09:07:09 AM
cat with white legs , bang in the middle of the screen.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on October 03, 2011, 09:41:21 AM
OMG I'm getting cats in front of my eyes !
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Ian on October 03, 2011, 10:12:45 AM
I think they're CAT aracts...

 :D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on October 03, 2011, 12:05:47 PM
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cat with white legs , bang in the middle of the screen.

Dead right - a ginger Tom!  Here's another!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: CurlyCap on October 03, 2011, 01:48:27 PM
Looks like there's two in this one, or am I seeing double ?  :)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: PETER D on October 03, 2011, 01:55:03 PM
Lower  middle with it's head out , in the crevice - all too easy ! 
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on October 03, 2011, 05:10:42 PM
That's the one!  Some folk see them immediately, others taek a little bit longer! 
What is the neame of the cat you can see?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on October 03, 2011, 05:18:16 PM
Bluck and wite cat?  :twoface:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Bri Roberts on October 03, 2011, 06:13:58 PM
I can only see a zebra.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on October 03, 2011, 06:37:15 PM
Just tip the screen back slightly and it all becomes clear!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: SDQ on October 03, 2011, 07:49:57 PM
Garfield
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on October 03, 2011, 08:05:53 PM
Right!   I liked that one and only discovered the answer by accident when I was adjusting my notebook screen.    Z**
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on October 03, 2011, 08:15:52 PM
Five changes in the law have been rolled out by the government this week regarding pub licensing.  Cigarette vending machines are now illegal in all pubs licensees can however sell cigarettes etc from behind the bar but they must be under the counter and any premises advertising the fact they sell cigarettes can face a fine of up to £5k they could even find themselves doing a 6 months prison sentence.  You will now be able to order a scooner of beer or lager which equals 2 thirds of a pint and brewers are rushing new glass wear to pubs as I write.  Wine will now be available in 75ml measures ( I can't see the point in that to be honest) we always sold ours in the 187ml bottles, I do believe people are robbed when they buy it by the glass... but 75ml ?  Beers and lagers with below 2.8% abv (strength) will now recieve a 50% reduction in beer tax but guess what there aren't many and those and pints above 7.5% abv will incur a 25% rise but to be honest apart from some knock your socks off real ale there's not many of them available either.  Greene King, JW Lees and Carlsberg are looking to launch lower strength beers and lagers to cash in on the reduced tax levys.  In fact Carlsberg are rolling out a new reduced abv of Skol (yeuch) instead of 3% it will now be 2.8% abv.

From Friday the minimum wage increased by 15p to £6.08 for adults over-21.
                                                                       6p to £4.98 for 18-20 year olds an hour
                                                                       4p to £3.68 an hour for 16-17 year olds
                                                                       10p to £2.60 for apprentices.
The law on vending machines has been brought in to prevent children from buying cigarettes which is fair enough although I doubt it will have much if any impact on underage smoking.  What will be interesting is how much pubs and clubs will charge for the brands under the counter.  We used to buy cigarettes from Bookers and to be honest there really isn't much in it.

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on October 03, 2011, 08:30:47 PM
   If only you could see into the future. Towards the end of the 1960s I was in a big way in cig vending machines, the turnover was absolutely terrific but the profit virtually nil. The absolute max profit you could get was 10 and a half percent, I paid the site 1 penny per packet commission and we had the job of stuffing the change into each packet, (my ladies called themselves penny pushers), delivering stock to the sites, insurance (major cost because they were always being broken into) fiddling and arguments about the packets----what a nightmare.  If they had made them illegal then, I would have saved myself a fortune.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on October 09, 2011, 07:08:27 PM
   So, I am in the forum's pub. I feel like having a rant, and I suppose a pub is as good a place as any.

   This should be in a letter addressed to the Daily Post but I rather doubt they would bother to read it and fairly certain they would'nt publish it.

   I have always had a large appetite and anything to do with food always arouses my interest. Therefore I was a natural reader when the post started its weekly taste tests around about 25 years ago. I have read them most weeks since then but I have now decided to give it up, its just a waste of time and I know whats coming beforehand.

  Have a look yourself.  Its full of "marvelous" "sumptious" "service fast" etc.etc.  Nothing is ever critisized and even if there is the faintest hint of any disapproval it is always offset my more praise i.e.  the soup was just a shade cool BUT the main meal was roasting hot and more than made up for this slight matter.

   The whole page is nothing more than a glorious advert for the outlet.  Do they pay for it?  I wonder.

   It did'nt use to be like that. Indeed, I remember probably about ten years ago they did one on a restaurant somewhere around the Northop area. I would bet my bottom dollar that first thing on Monday morning the owner would have been straight into his legal advisors to find out what he could do about it.  The report was terrable ABOUT EVERYTHING not just the food --- the service, the prices, the decour everything.

   
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: hollins on October 09, 2011, 07:19:15 PM
ormegolf, you may like to read this piece from the Good Hotel Guide newsletter this month.......

   



 
 
ISSUE 29 - October 2011 www.goodhotelguide.com (http://www.goodhotelguide.com)


Travel journalism

No need to bribe or twist...
Most readers have no idea that when they read a hotel review in a newspaper that the journalist who wrote the piece will not have paid a penny. The bill for the room, meals, drinks, and often the travel, will be picked up by the hotel.
I have nothing against lubricating the wheels and the throats of the media. I once wrote an article for Punch titled “Confessions of a motoring correspondent”. This listed all the bribes I had been offered and had regrettably accepted on the dubious ground that bribing the Guardian's motoring was an absurd proposition.

I was promptly summoned by my Scottish editor, who told me through gritted teeth that the paper had a house rule that you could accept gifts only if they could be consumed within 24 hours. As sets of tyres, tape recorders, etc, did not fall within this grace period, that was the end of my days as a motoring hack.
I would therefore accept (before Private Eye points out) that my hands are not entirely clean. But what I do find worrying is how much of what is written about hotels these days is inspired and financed by PR companies. Readers need to read such stuff with more than a pinch of salt. So should the banks which have lost millions lending to dodgy groups (see the Von Essen article below).
This issue is rarely discussed by the media. But Liz Jones in the Daily Mail wrote recently: ‘Never mind about phone hacking, you need to know about travel journalism. All the holidays are freebies, and so the journalist dare not publish a word of dissent.”  This provoked Sally Shalam of the Guardian to write: ‘The great thing about travel writing for a British publication is that we pay for nothing and write what we want.’

Would that were true of all hotel reviewers. Some of the stuff I read makes me wince. Giles Coren in The Times was more accurate about the prevailing culture when he wrote: ‘I never take a freebie from a restaurant, though I have from the odd hotel, because that seems to be how travel writing rolls.’ As newspapers have become impoverished, they claim that they can no longer afford to pay their own way. But how many of their readers know this?

An exception to this freebie culture is the Sunday Times which next Sunday (October 9th) will publish a review of the Guide's latest César award winners. The paper paid the expenses of its travel journalist to stay anonymously at all ten César award winning hotels ( a very expensive exercise) to see if he agrees with our judgments. It certainly keeps us on our toes. More important, it shows that there is much to be said for working for a successful and profitable newspaper.

Adam Raphael
 
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on October 09, 2011, 11:20:00 PM
There's been a lot of  publicity lately about Rhyl some not so good but people like  Sami Lee Brookes from x Factor now please don't think I avidly watch the programme, I was round at a mates and it happened to be on but Sami has a fantastic voice fair play and I can't help routing for her...I think I may even vote..... Jesus I must be getting old or maybe just delusional.
Were all guilty of laughing at the jokes about Rhyl same as we did about the scouser jokes and the Irish ones but I reckon a lot of money will be invested in Rhyl within the not to distant future.  On DaveRs property thread are two examples of very cheap buildings.  A shrewd developer should snap them up. 
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on October 10, 2011, 10:09:38 AM
Rhyl certainly has its good points as well as the bad ones. It's a shame that so much money has been spent badly in my opinion to try and regenerate it instead of focussing more on tacking the underlying problems of the underclass population that are imported into the town from North West England. You can have the best looking Prom in North Wales but if it's full of drunks lying around swearing and shouting, then families aren't going to use it.

The stalled Ocean Plaza development, the Childrens Village disaster that cut off the town from the beach, the underused Events Arena...the list goes on and on. Much remains to be done...
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on October 14, 2011, 08:52:06 PM
   Thanks Hollins for that interesting post. Just confirms what I thought.

  To change the subject completely (well this happens all the time in real pubs)

  In this weeks Pioneer on Page 13 an article covers a book about the history of "the Tec'"  Quote:  which goes back to adult evening classes in Colwyn Bay at the beginning of the 20th century.

  That rocked me back on my heels. The beginning of the 20th century?  Well I suppose you could say that is around 100 years ago.

  I hate to say it but when I was around 16 or 17 years old I attended an adult evening class run in the then Colwyn Bay Grammar School which was run by a Mr John Buckland, a teacher at the school.

  Shortly after this course was completed I heard that Mr Buckland had left the school to head up a new idea, a Technical College, across the road in a building which is now Bod Alaw welsh primary school.

  Does that make me 117 years old?  I must go and check the mirror in the bathroom.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on October 26, 2011, 10:00:00 AM
I do apologise if this offends anyone I just thought it was really funny.

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on November 02, 2011, 07:42:46 PM
    Another rant.   No doubt many of you will be glad to know this is the last, I am going away in a day or two minus a computer.

   Car Insurance Companies.   You know ---- the ones who always claim that they are loosing money every year by covering cars.

   The industry appears to be highly competitive but I am not so sure, they certainly pass every bit of information on to each other.

  Todays event. Around three months ago I changed my car. I had been with Saga for very many years but they didnt like my new car, wouldnt cover it because it had been imported around 5 years ago.  But quote "Our associated company might be able to help you."

  So I end up with a company I have never heard of, claims to be a subsidiary of Liverpool Victoria.  Premium just about double what I was previously paying. I never received any correspondence, just lenghty phone calls at my expense and an insurance certificate arrived, so that was O.K. that was all I really needed.

  Anyway today I tried to add my daughters name to the policy so she could drive it whilst I am away. I was passed from insurance company back to Saga, then a broker, then back again.  In the end I was told, No we cannot accept her because you state she is unemployed. I asked what difference does that make? The reply was because she was more likely to be driving around during working hours.

  So what I want to know is if premiums etc etc are based on how much we are supposed to be driving around, how come the premiums are not now coming down seeing as there is a national reduction in mileage due to fuel costs?

  To add insult to injury the man on the phone now said "Whilst you are on you gave me an incorrect address when I asked you so that I could identify you. Me: I didnt. Him. Yes you did, you said 6, *********** but you dont live there, you live at 6, Llanelian Road. Me: Well, I know damn well where I live, where I put head down every night, and that is at 6, ************, Llanelian Road.  Him: Well its not what we have got. Me: Listen, Llanelian Road is a long road with at least three estates on it. So there are probably around three different number 6s. No doubt that explains why I have never had any letters or policies from you, they have ended up in someones bin.

  O.K. he says.  I will correct your mistake. Me: (now getting agitated). Not MY mistake kiddy, either your or Sagas mistake.

  O.K. I'll correct THE mistake. Err, err there is a £25 charge for any alteration to a policy.   I explode. You can go and fish. I suppose if you had put my daughters name on the policy that would have been two alterations, shall I send you £50?

  Any insurance officials reading the forum care to comment? I dont want to hear ANYTHING about costs of claims etc etc. I would just like to know whether the whole car insurance industry take their clients to be herd of ignorant cows to be milked every day

EDIT: I removed your actual address, Mike! DaveR
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on November 02, 2011, 07:53:25 PM
You should have given up at the first hurdle!

Try a good Broker next time - often it can be cheaper and better than trying to "do it yourself"!

Wherever you're going have a great time! $walesflag$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: SDQ on November 02, 2011, 08:09:43 PM
I've used a broker for over twenty years but for the first time this year I sadly had to take my custom elsewhere as they just couldn't compete with online offers. I'm not just talking about a few quid either as I would have accepted that but when it's well over £100 different that's another matter. Also, the company who I've been with through the broker for the last few years (NIG) have completely withdrawn from the motoring market owing to the competitiveness of said market. I then found out that they had withdrawn from the house insurance market too when that came up for renewal so god only knows what they do now to make their money!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on November 02, 2011, 08:42:54 PM
I personally don't use a broker and have always got a good deal online.  Considering my age, health problems and the cars I drive, I get a fantastically low premium every year.  I also get a decent reduction (circa 30%) due to my Advanced Driver qualifications. 
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: SDQ on November 02, 2011, 08:54:49 PM
I think you mean Advanced Motorist qualification. A driver is someone that does it for a living and in my experience it's never gained me a reduction in insurance, if anything insurance companies have tried to say a driver spends more time on the road and by the law of probabilities can be more likely to have a bump!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on November 02, 2011, 09:39:16 PM
Mike Ormegolf, you have my sympathies... its like dealing with SKY TV,  a potentially life shortening experience.

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on November 02, 2011, 09:53:51 PM
  Yorkie, I'm not being nasty and I know you would never mislead me,  but at 7.50 p.m. you suggest I should try a good broker and, at 8.40 p.m. you state "I never use a broker."

   Oh dear, did you have a sudden change of heart?  LOL
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: snowcap on November 02, 2011, 11:12:30 PM
Have a good holiday mike look farward to seeing you when you get back, Have you got your travel insurance ? lol
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on November 03, 2011, 08:31:03 AM
Enjoy your trip Mike-- hope it is somewhere warm!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on November 03, 2011, 09:37:26 AM
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  Yorkie, I'm not being nasty and I know you would never mislead me,  but at 7.50 p.m. you suggest I should try a good broker and, at 8.40 p.m. you state "I never use a broker."

   Oh dear, did you have a sudden change of heart?  LOL

In your case a broker may have been the best answer, that is all I was suggesting.  Just because I don't use one does not mean that I do not appreciete the benefit of using them sometimes.

I had a high powered car that would only be handled by certain underwriters and therefore going direct was my best solution.

Each man to his own.   Happy holidays!   Not Portugal is it?    L0L
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on November 16, 2011, 09:24:01 PM
I've just started reading a book by David Icke.  I'm going to reserve judgement until I've finished it.  has anyone else read any of his material?  For a long time I have believed in some of the conspiracy stories mainly as these stories can be backed up with real facts and as far as the establishment goes events always seem a little let's just say convenient.

Just listen to the end of this statement and what the ex MI5 agent says about Princess Diana.

Ex MI5 agent exposes David Icke's big lie. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGMGycNL-Mw#)

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on November 16, 2011, 11:13:48 PM
Whatever you believe have a look at this interview between David Icke and Shamen Credo Mutwa.  A very respected Shamen of the Zulu people.

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on November 25, 2011, 12:14:20 PM
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Whatever you believe have a look at this interview between David Icke and Shamen Credo Mutwa.  A very respected Shamen of the Zulu people.

David Icke - Credo Mutwa Interview - 1/2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUAD01pi8Qs#ws)
Title: Oil Spill
Post by: Fester on December 21, 2011, 10:18:48 AM
An astonishing video from Iraq, from yesterday.
Some Iraqi's took a digger, uncovered an underground oil pipeline.
Then, using nothing more than an angke gringer.. cut into it and thousands upon thousands of gallons erupted.
Take a look at this 3 minute video.... and look at all the illegal tankers queuing up to steal it.
Its a terrible mess.. and still going on.

LiveLeak.com - Oil Cowboys Strike Rich Crude In Desert (http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=336_1324313655)

Title: Bookies Rip Off
Post by: Fester on December 28, 2011, 11:45:27 PM
Bookmakers set the odds meticulously in a horse race, to ensure they always make a profit margin no matter what the outcome of a race or match.
So this is why I am so disgusted that Betfair, a very large bookmaker chain, have chosen NOT to honour winning bets in this article below, purely due to a mistake that THEY made.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16349786 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16349786)

In short, the winning horse was the hot favourite to win with all other bookies at odds of less than 2 to 1.
But Betfair quoted odds of 28 to 1, and this attracted massive bets from punters.
The horse duly one.... but Betfair have called the race VOID, claiming the odds were a 'technical mistake'

I wonder... if I place a bet, and lose.... could I have my money back? Claiming that I made a 'technical mistake' in choosing the wrong horse????



Title: Re: Bookies Rip Off
Post by: Merddin Emrys on December 29, 2011, 06:58:17 AM
Sounds like Betunfair, mind you I've never been in a bookmakers or in fact ever bet on anything!  Best off with something like www.betboo.com (http://www.betboo.com)   D)
Title: Re: Bookies Rip Off
Post by: Yorkie on December 30, 2011, 04:07:25 PM
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I wonder... if I place a bet, and lose.... could I have my money back? Claiming that I made a 'technical mistake' in choosing the wrong horse????

I don't see why you cannot do this!   After all any contract should be fair to both parties and if the Bookie has a post race get out then so should the punter!    Try it and let me know how you get on! 
 ZXZ
Title: Re: Bookies Rip Off
Post by: Ian on December 30, 2011, 04:31:49 PM
I'm guessing it's roughly the same as a shop pricing an item at a clearly incorrect price. In Law, the shop does not have to sell anything until both its representatives and the customer agree to the sale.  In Betfair's case, since they accepted the bet, it would be interesting to see how they could wriggle out of it, other than to say it was in their terms and conditions. They, themselves, could be challenged under The Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999.  Interestingly, Gambling Debts were unenforceable until 2006.
Title: Re: Bookies Rip Off
Post by: Yorkie on December 30, 2011, 07:58:50 PM
I'll give you 10 to 1 they get away with it!   And probably lose a lot of business into the bargain! L0L
Title: Re: Bookies Rip Off
Post by: Fester on December 30, 2011, 11:33:55 PM
I have looked into this issue a little further.
However, the principle still remains the same.

The incident happened as part of ''in race'' betting online...
This is where the punter is keeping a close eye on the race, (or football match) looking for good betting opportunities as the events unfold.
Here, the winning horse was well clear in the last 100 yards, and the odds should have been adjusted to something like 1/28.   But the bookie made the mistake of making them 28 to 1,  so eagle eyed punters quickly piled money on.

The liabilities to Betfair were approx £1.6 million (or so they claim) .... and therefore they made the race 'void'
I still say the priniple is wrong, and they should have been forced to pay out.
Title: Re: Bookies Rip Off
Post by: Yorkie on December 31, 2011, 07:38:24 AM
Sometimes at the end of contracts, documents etc. there lurks the little few words, "errors and ommissions excepted", maybe such could apply in this case.

Not being a betting person (except a couple of quid on the National) I am not too upset about what the punters lost, or what the Bookie would have "lost" had he paid out.   L0L
Title: The Wash
Post by: MATS1717 on January 03, 2012, 08:21:28 PM
Why does nobody go to the Wash anymore - mind you the dancing bit is is a doggy doos location...should revert to how it used to be
Title: Re: The Wash
Post by: DaveR on January 03, 2012, 08:31:04 PM
I remember it being full of middle aged women with sharp elbows!  ;D

I think the town's nightlife has shifted up to Upper Mostyn Street now, with Fat Cat, Fountains, Cooneys, Wetherspoons, Club 147 all pulling in the punters. Why would you need to go down to the Wash?
Title: NHS Breast Implant replacement
Post by: Fester on January 10, 2012, 06:15:42 PM
I see that the Welsh NHS have decided to fund the replacement of potentially faulty breat implants.

I heard a lady on the news saying she would ask the Welsh Govt for hep in getting rid of her useless tit.
Now, I am a little worried about the whereabouts of Dave R.   L0L :laugh:
Title: Re: NHS Breast Implant replacement
Post by: Yorkie on January 10, 2012, 07:20:28 PM
A 65 year old Abergele Grandmother had an implant last year to take her from an A to an F cup and is now dating men as young as 24 and definitely no one under 45 apparently.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2034595/Welsh-great-grandmother-Joan-Lloyd-gets-boob-job-65.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2034595/Welsh-great-grandmother-Joan-Lloyd-gets-boob-job-65.html)

Title: Re: NHS Breast Implant replacement
Post by: martin on January 10, 2012, 08:03:36 PM
That should come under "Local Eyesores". :laugh:
Title: Re: NHS Breast Implant replacement
Post by: Nemesis on January 10, 2012, 08:08:41 PM
 _))* _))* _))*
OMG that is revolting!
Title: Re: NHS Breast Implant replacement
Post by: Fester on January 10, 2012, 11:49:26 PM
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_))* _))* _))*
OMG that is revolting!

Oh, I don't know.... do you think?
Title: Re: NHS Breast Implant replacement
Post by: Nemesis on January 11, 2012, 08:32:22 AM
I've always said "old flesh is better covered"

Perhaps it is my age!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on January 11, 2012, 05:34:06 PM
Ppfff dear oh dear she looks like "bride of Chucky!"  Fester if I were you I'd get to Specsavers pronto  :laugh:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on January 11, 2012, 09:34:06 PM
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Ppfff dear oh dear she looks like "bride of Chucky!"  Fester if I were you I'd get to Specsavers pronto  :laugh:
I don't think he was looking at her face.....  :o :P
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on January 11, 2012, 11:28:03 PM
There was a face???
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 12, 2012, 07:07:18 AM
 ;) :laugh:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Quiggs on January 12, 2012, 02:17:39 PM
Big isn't breast, sorry best.  :D
Title: Medical Negligence.
Post by: Fester on January 12, 2012, 03:07:09 PM
I read this story on the news today... and I had so many reactions to it I hardly know where to start.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-16533134 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-16533134)

I felt so sorry for the woman who went in for a minor operation, and never woke up again.
I felt proud of the family who are obviously level headed and not litigious.
Then I felt amazed that a kidney removal involves nothing more than blindly grabbing hold of an organ and brutally yanking it out!!  :o
There was me thinking that intricate incisions and meticulous sealing of blood vessels were necessary.

So now I feel queasy...  :puke2:
Title: Re: Medical Negligence.
Post by: Nemesis on January 12, 2012, 04:06:06 PM
I heard that too-- on the radio.
It makes you shudder. Unless absolutely necessary it makes one avoid anything medical.  ?{}?
Title: Re: Medical Negligence.
Post by: Yorkie on January 12, 2012, 04:14:57 PM
Having had open heart surgery in 1990 involving quadruple coronary artery by-pass grafts coupled with a left mammary artery graft, and then in 2000, an Abdominal Aortic Artery Repair, I have a tremendous amount of faith in the NHS and Surgeons in general.  Without either of these interventions I would not be here now and as a result have enjoyed another 22 years of my family, friends and life in general.  (And I hope a few more to come!)
 $thanx$
Title: Re: Medical Negligence.
Post by: snowcap on January 13, 2012, 12:30:56 AM
well said yorkie, were would we be without the nhs. just look at the almighty U.S.A. we don't know how well of we are
Title: Re: Medical Negligence.
Post by: Fester on January 13, 2012, 01:29:10 PM
I totally agree.
But I still don't fancy having my kidney yanked out with bare hands... which appears to be the accepted procedure!

Read the article!
Title: Re: Medical Negligence.
Post by: Yorkie on January 13, 2012, 01:44:29 PM
It's probably OK if it is the kidney you have hold of!   Not so good if you grab the wrong organ!  :-X
Title: Re: Medical Negligence.
Post by: Nemesis on January 13, 2012, 02:44:05 PM
How offal ;D
Title: Re: Medical Negligence.
Post by: Quiggs on January 13, 2012, 03:30:17 PM
My understanding of the procedure from the article I read, was that keyhole surgery was used to release the kidney from it's location and then an incision made in the lower abdomen to remove the kidney from the patient. I would have thought that just yanking it out would probably be fatal.
Title: New Member
Post by: pentan on January 15, 2012, 09:57:03 AM
I joined this forum yesterday I admit I am very outspoken what you see is what you get
It seem that certain members want me banned from this forum I can’t see anything in the rules that say outspoken members should be ousted?
I do not want to be put into a category of a sheep making it a case I only agree with others opinions if this is a rule then I will remove myself from the debates it’s up to you guys I’m not bothered
Title: Re: New Member
Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 15, 2012, 10:35:13 AM
A lot of us are very outspoken  >>>  :)
Title: Re: New Member
Post by: born2run on January 15, 2012, 11:00:35 AM
I wouldn't want you banned, however your weird hate campaign with Jimmy Saville is a little, if you don't mind me saying, demented. Did he not fix it for you to go to Alton Towers when you were a kid or something?
Anyway, I don't believe in bannings etc for views (as mental as they might be) just for spamming etc

Welcome!
Title: Re: New Member
Post by: martin on January 15, 2012, 11:11:10 AM
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I joined this forum yesterday I admit I am very outspoken what you see is what you get
It seem that certain members want me banned from this forum I can’t see anything in the rules that say outspoken members should be ousted?
I do not want to be put into a category of a sheep making it a case I only agree with others opinions if this is a rule then I will remove myself from the debates it’s up to you guys I’m not bothered
As far as I am aware, nobody mentioned the word banned, but with this forum there are certain rules that are followed, many, if not all of which, will be unwritten.  This forum is a place where we have fun and exchange views in a light hearted way, it is not a place to pull people to pieces, (unless of course you have just had a parking ticket), if you are in search of that, log onto the gutter press web sites, they are full of that sort of thing.  I will however  repeat what I said yesterday, welcome to the forum. ZXZ
Title: Re: New Member
Post by: DaveR on January 15, 2012, 11:14:46 AM
Just to point out that all Members agree to abide by the Forum's rules when they sign up, part of which is summarised here:

"You agree, through your use of this forum, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, adult material, or otherwise in violation of any International or United States Federal law. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or you have written consent from the owner of the copyrighted material. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also forbidden on this forum."

Title: Re: New Member
Post by: martin on January 15, 2012, 11:19:08 AM
Sorry DaveR, I gave the impression we were like a lawless wild west town with no rules but the six shooter.
Title: Re: New Member
Post by: DaveR on January 15, 2012, 11:23:45 AM
Quite alright, Martin, I wasn't actually responding to your post but making a general point. We encourage a good discussion on here but, as with most things in life, there are lines that should not be crossed.  :)
Title: Re: New Member
Post by: pentan on January 15, 2012, 11:28:19 AM
born2run has just broken the rules dave just pointing it out not in a bad way I guees he does have some good points
Title: Re: New Member
Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 15, 2012, 11:37:14 AM
Not the best start, having just joined the forum, you are not Oscar are you?  ;D
Title: Re: New Member
Post by: Fester on January 15, 2012, 11:40:20 AM
Pentan, be a good chap and stop sh#t-stirring will you.

You sound like a petulant schoolchild saying ''look Miss, little Johnny hasn't doen his homework, are you going to punish him?''

I am actually looking forward to you contributing to the Forum, no matter if its contentious... I enjoy that.
But if you are wierd and vaguely sinister, then you might as well sod off.



Title: Re: New Member
Post by: pentan on January 15, 2012, 11:44:00 AM
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Not the best start, having just joined the forum, you are not Oscar are you?  ;D

Oscar is an A***
Title: Re: New Member
Post by: pentan on January 15, 2012, 11:45:42 AM
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Pentan, be a good chap and stop sh#t-stirring will you.

You sound like a petulant schoolchild saying ''look Miss, little Johnny hasn't doen his homework, are you going to punish him?''

I am actually looking forward to you contributing to the Forum, no matter if its contentious... I enjoy that.
But if you are wierd and vaguely sinister, then you might as well sod off.

wierd and vaguely sinister with an avator like you have lol
Title: Re: New Member
Post by: martin on January 15, 2012, 11:46:11 AM
Pentan, grow up or go!  You are acting like a child.  What on earth is wrong?
Title: Re: New Member
Post by: pentan on January 15, 2012, 11:51:06 AM
So you expect me to except insults from forum members and say nothing (if you can’t stand the heat get out of the kitchen)
Why do you want me to go? You can’t open a forum and ban banter
Title: Re: New Member
Post by: DaveR on January 15, 2012, 11:54:08 AM
Can everyone calm down a bit, please.  It's a lovely day, why not go out for a walk in the sunshine? :-*
Title: Re: New Member
Post by: pentan on January 15, 2012, 11:56:26 AM
Dave I have not joined this forum to doggy doos stir and like to say thanks for the warm welcome
Title: Fester
Post by: pentan on January 15, 2012, 12:49:08 PM
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Title: Re: New Member
Post by: pentan on January 15, 2012, 01:03:15 PM

Fester
Member


El Baldito







 Re: question
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Whats my problem?? 
My problem is the fact that a newcomer to the forum makes 2 posts ... one making a slanderous accusation ... and another one insulting everyone, calling them drunks.

You are welcome on here, but not at the expense of driving any of the more pleasant members away.

You are being watched carefully by the 2 moderators.... join in, make a contribution, have a laugh ... but if you upset anyone you are gone instantly.




First time I have been threatend on a forum
Title: Re: New Member
Post by: Nemesis on January 15, 2012, 01:08:13 PM
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Can everyone calm down a bit, please.  It's a lovely day, why not go out for a walk in the sunshine? :-*
Good idea Dave, plenty to see on the Prom. Wrap up well and take some exercise. ;D
Title: Re: New Member
Post by: born2run on January 15, 2012, 01:25:38 PM
Not for me today! I walked 10 miles yesterday and had a swim in between after a heavy session in the gym the night before. I can barely walk to the dartboard and back today
Title: Re: New Member
Post by: pentan on January 15, 2012, 01:31:04 PM
Just come down from the Bryn beautiful day I am going to try harder to make friends
Title: Re: New Member
Post by: DaveR on January 15, 2012, 02:33:13 PM
Pentan, I've just had to remove several of your posts. I'm afraid your language and behaviour is unacceptable on a public forum that children may be looking at. If you don't like the Forum, they why post here? Please consider this your final warning.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on January 15, 2012, 09:31:25 PM
Wow, what a tribute... to have my name associated with those demi-gods of music, Motorhead.
Title: Re: New Member
Post by: Fester on January 15, 2012, 09:44:08 PM
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Just come down from the Bryn beautiful day I am going to try harder to make friends

Ahh, Pentan.  ('Fire-head' in Welsh so I'm told?)
If I send you a private message, in response to the one that you sent me...(a few posts below here) I expect it to be just that, PRIVATE!    So I think you need another approach if you are being sincere in your quest to find friends.
No matter how hard I re-read my PM to you .... I can see nothing that resembles a threat.
Title: Re: New Member
Post by: born2run on January 15, 2012, 09:47:21 PM
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Just come down from the Bryn beautiful day I am going to try harder to make friends

Ahh, Pentan.  ('Fire-head' in Welsh so I'm told?)
If I send you a private message, in response to the one that you sent me...(a few posts below here) I expect it to be just that, PRIVATE!    So I think you need another approach if you are being sincere in your quest to find friends.
No matter how hard I re-read my PM to you .... I can see nothing that resembles a threat.

It's ok Fester - Pentan was apparently just some barn pot called CR3 playing a clever trick on us all. I actually had them rumbled when they said they had great grandkids then on another post wrote - no m8!! just don't go together I'm afraid.
Anyway I'm sure CR3/Pentan is just a bored school child, if they are not a bored school child then I do feel very sorry for them indeed  :-[
Title: Re: New Member
Post by: DaveR on January 15, 2012, 09:50:33 PM
If Pentan is also the user that was called CRD (and his Photoshop skills are remarkably similar), I recall he was a retired man. I should also point out to him that we don't allow multiple accounts on here, so he'd better decide which one he wants to keep.
Title: Re: New Member
Post by: Fester on January 15, 2012, 09:56:13 PM
Born to Run,  you say WAS, as in the past tense..... not been banned has he?

I hope not, where will I get my fix of Chiliean Poetry from now on?  :laugh:
Title: Re: New Member
Post by: martin on January 15, 2012, 10:05:17 PM
I am still confused about Pentan, to me he appeared to have some mental issues, but from what some of you are saying, has he posted before under another name?
Title: Re: New Member
Post by: DaveR on January 15, 2012, 10:08:17 PM
This will explain a little more, we get them on here now and again:
http://www.teamtechnology.co.uk/troll.htm (http://www.teamtechnology.co.uk/troll.htm)
Title: Re: New Member
Post by: Fester on January 15, 2012, 10:12:19 PM
Martin.... I will probably regret asking this, but why do you have the tape-faced mop head as an Avitar?

I have the Motorhead logo, because I love the band... and I couldn't think of anything more original to be honest.
Title: Re: New Member
Post by: dwsi on January 15, 2012, 10:13:18 PM
Have I missed something? Who is/was Pentan? It seems to have been an interesting day 
$bounce$
Title: Re: New Member
Post by: martin on January 15, 2012, 10:17:57 PM
It was all I had of the right file size to upload.  It was either that or an orange.  There now, was that exciting or what :laugh:
Title: Re: New Member
Post by: Fester on January 15, 2012, 10:20:08 PM
Well, Martin I think its the best Avitar on this or any other Forum!
Title: Re: New Member
Post by: martin on January 15, 2012, 10:20:47 PM
Thanks Dave for that info. it all now makes sense, what a sad life some people lead.
Title: Re: New Member
Post by: born2run on January 15, 2012, 10:23:58 PM
As I said if it was a school kid that's almost understandable. But for an adult is pathetic.
Title: Re: New Member
Post by: martin on January 15, 2012, 10:26:54 PM
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Well, Martin I think its the best Avitar on this or any other Forum!
Thanks Fester, that's very kind of you. I made it after one of the cats was being a bit of a pain, shoved if around the door where she was, she hissed at first, then attacked it. Only wish I had a camera at the time.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on January 16, 2012, 12:51:54 PM
Typical I missed the whole the Pentan saga as I was working..............yep I said working, just got the Assistant Steward position in the Legion Conwy now all I need is to pinch Socs and my life will be complete lol.  There will always be Trolls on forums I suppose it's just a case of weeding them out.  I thought the Jimmy Saville comment was a bit dodgy when I read it and alarm bells started ringing over the "your all drunks" comment too.  Martin your explanation for the mop head made me giggle....the poor cat must still be having nightmares  :laugh:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Blodyn on January 16, 2012, 07:24:51 PM
Congratulations, Pendragon, that's really good news about your new job.   $good$

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: martin on January 16, 2012, 07:48:22 PM
Well done Pendragon on your job.  Mind you, the very thought of it puts me in a cold sweat, the day I started work I was looking forward to clocking off and getting my pension.  So at the same time of being happy for you  ;D I am also sad for you  :'( we should all be born without the need to work.  What a lazy sod I am D)  And the pussy cats have long since got over the mop monster, in fact, the mop monster is no longer, his face fell off when we put him in a bucket of water, all very sad :'( :'( :'( :'(.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Blodyn on January 16, 2012, 07:56:25 PM
Martin, that's very sad news about the mop monster.   Poor thing!  :(
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on January 16, 2012, 09:23:28 PM
I can't believe you drowned the mop monster  :o what kind of a man are you  WWW
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on January 16, 2012, 09:26:37 PM
Congrats Pendragon--hope you enjoy your new job.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: dwsi on January 16, 2012, 09:30:51 PM
congratulations  D) $drink1$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on January 16, 2012, 09:41:05 PM
Thanks very much everybody.   $good$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 16, 2012, 10:07:57 PM
Yes, best of luck with it $good$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: pentan on January 17, 2012, 10:07:22 AM
I seem to have put a bit of life into this forum by challenging the way some members think.

Unfortunately some of the responses seem to be bordering on the paranoia seeing me as a school boy, and an old man, someone that is plagued by mental health problems, in fact a diagnosis that does not exist in medical terms.

Anybody that gets worked up about the fantasy world they call the net is sad so this would apply to us all
Cdr was the name I used to originally sign up but when I tried to retrieve my password the forum did not recognise my user name or mail addy, so I used pentan as in y pentan (meaning hearth) not fire head maybe this gave you the impression that I was a demented serial killer out for blood.

I see a reference to my posting of a poem by Pablo Neruda obviously the person does not like eloquent words or does not have the mental capacity to understand them so I will post some more in an effort to educate him/her
Have a nice day regards pentan
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: pentan on January 17, 2012, 10:10:51 AM
congrats on the new job Pendragon is dot com still an obnoxious drunk?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on January 17, 2012, 10:26:03 AM
I actually like "dot com" he's always been fine with me Pentan.  An awful lot of people are obnoxious when drunk.  It's my job to make sure they don't get served too much however sometimes it's hard to tell so there will always be dramas where alcohol is available  Z**
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on January 17, 2012, 10:36:15 AM
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I seem to have put a bit of life into this forum by challenging the way some members think.

Unfortunately some of the responses seem to be bordering on the paranoia seeing me as a school boy, and an old man, someone that is plagued by mental health problems, in fact a diagnosis that does not exist in medical terms.
We do get the odd new member who behaves in the same way as you. In fact, every Forum does. New person comes in, makes controversial comments, is rude to people...then acts surprised when he receives a hostile response from existing members. That's not really 'challenging the way some members think', it's just being a bit childish.

Unlike a lot of Internet Forums, a lot of us on here know each other in the real world. I hope to see you at the next Forum Meetup in the Kings Head, where you will get your chance to put your opinions to people on here face to face. You will come, won't you?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on January 17, 2012, 10:40:59 AM
Yeah Pentan you could do a recital of your "eloquent words" then we could all chuck flowers at you....nicely of course  :twoface:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: pentan on January 17, 2012, 10:53:25 AM
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I actually like "dot com" he's always been fine with me Pentan.  An awful lot of people are obnoxious when drunk.  It's my job to make sure they don't get served too much however sometimes it's hard to tell so there will always be dramas where alcohol is available  Z**

only joking about .com his computer skills are legend
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: pentan on January 17, 2012, 10:58:40 AM
Calling you all drunks was a joke lol I wasn’t surprised at the comments addmin I expected that response if having a bit of fun is childish guilty as charged
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I seem to have put a bit of life into this forum by challenging the way some members think.

Unfortunately some of the responses seem to be bordering on the paranoia seeing me as a school boy, and an old man, someone that is plagued by mental health problems, in fact a diagnosis that does not exist in medical terms.
We do get the odd new member who behaves in the same way as you. In fact, every Forum does. New person comes in, makes controversial comments, is rude to people...then acts surprised when he receives a hostile response from existing members. That's not really 'challenging the way some members think', it's just being a bit childish.



Unlike a lot of Internet Forums, a lot of us on here know each other in the real world. I hope to see you at the next Forum Meetup in the Kings Head, where you will get your chance to put your opinions to people on here face to face. You will come, won't you?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on January 17, 2012, 10:58:59 AM
Isn't he a barrister too......he's helped a lot of people out from what I know of him.  There's a damn site worse than him in the pubs in town lol.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: pentan on January 17, 2012, 11:08:10 AM
He loves dogs so he is a good guy in my book
(http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/dogsnob1/3towns-1.png)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on January 17, 2012, 11:11:42 AM
I'm sure Hannibal Lecter liked dogs too  $good$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: pentan on January 17, 2012, 11:20:19 AM
so when he said he was having a friend for dinner he meant fido :o :o
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on January 17, 2012, 11:22:22 AM
Hehe you never know  :laugh:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on January 17, 2012, 06:25:41 PM
I would be most keen to meet Pentan at the next Forum Meet up.   

Shall I organise it in the middle of Maesdu Fields?   ;)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on January 17, 2012, 07:35:20 PM
That is the happy hunting ground of another!      8)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on January 17, 2012, 07:50:34 PM
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That is the happy hunting ground of another!      8)
...when he's not reading the posters in Newsagent's windows...
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on January 17, 2012, 08:22:47 PM
That looks like a younger Tom Jones!      ;)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: pentan on January 18, 2012, 01:27:41 PM
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I would be most keen to meet Pentan at the next Forum Meet up.   

Shall I organise it in the middle of Maesdu Fields?   ;)

You would not like a meet with me bud in a dark alley or a field
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: pentan on January 18, 2012, 01:33:53 PM
Pentan waiting to meet fester
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Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on January 18, 2012, 01:45:43 PM
Maybe I could sell some tickets? It will be like HOGAN vs SAVAGE all over again...
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 18, 2012, 01:48:15 PM
Put me down for a couple Dave $good$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: pentan on January 18, 2012, 01:52:23 PM
Fester in the alley
(http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/dogsnob1/Dark_Alley__Wallpaper_zmzqgSmall.png)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on January 18, 2012, 02:59:48 PM
Me, in training for the meeting with Pentan.


Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on January 18, 2012, 03:01:18 PM
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I would be most keen to meet Pentan at the next Forum Meet up.   

Shall I organise it in the middle of Maesdu Fields?   ;)

You would not like a meet with me bud in a dark alley or a field

You are right about that... you might be wielding a jar of vaseline.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on January 18, 2012, 03:03:13 PM
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You are right about that... you might be wielding a jar of vaseline.
That's worth a  :laugh:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 18, 2012, 03:13:49 PM
that's worth a  :laugh:  and a  L0L
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: pentan on January 18, 2012, 03:37:56 PM
As long as your the letterbox will bring the jar D)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: pentan on January 18, 2012, 03:53:56 PM
Dont put a bet on me guys
(http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/dogsnob1/300bruno_review_090709095250815_wideweb__300x402.jpg)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 18, 2012, 04:56:02 PM
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As long as your the letterbox will bring the jar D)

So are you Postman Pat then?  :laugh:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on January 18, 2012, 05:06:45 PM
I'm always surprised by monumental oversights like this, how can an editor not see what's wrong with this front page.   &shake&

Just reading it back now and realised it's the Irish Telegraph.......................sorry had to giggle.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: martin on January 18, 2012, 05:08:21 PM
 $donald$ $donald$ $donald$ $donald$ $donald$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on January 18, 2012, 05:27:40 PM
Not even the radio is fool proof  :laugh:

Police are investigating after BBC gardening experts gave a man advice when he asked about growing cannabis.

Jim McColl and his team on Radio Scotland’s Beech Grove Potting Shed misheard the caller and thought he asked about cabbage.

Experts spent more than three minutes telling him which compost to use and how to feed and water, says the Daily Record.

Then the host of the show, Frieda Morrison, told him: "OK, much success then. Keep going."  _))*

Morrison said they thought they were giving advice on growing cabbage because the caller spoke about a strain called Northern Lights - the name of a cabbage but also a variety of cannabis.

The weekly Radio Scotland phone-in invites listeners to "come in from the garden, take off your wellies and relax for an hour every Sunday".

Strathclyde Police said they were looking into the incident and had contacted Radio Scotland. They are involved because the phone-in was broadcast from Glasgow. Tayside Police were also planning to investigate, because the caller said he came from Perth.


Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: pentan on January 18, 2012, 06:51:42 PM
BBC's DIY SOS helps re-build a Conwy Valley home SCORES of tradesmen armed with tools and paint brushes have answered a family’s plea to revamp their home.

Eight-year-old Erica Williams asked the BBC TV show DIY SOS: The Big Build to help after her dad David received treatment for bowel cancer and was unable to complete building work on their home. She lost her mum, Gemma, to cancer two years ago.
ITV 8.00pm tonight
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on January 18, 2012, 06:55:18 PM
Those programmes do fantastic work, and always pull on my heart strings.  ¢¢## ¢¢##

However, there are always 2 other very deserving (but ultimately unsuccessful) applicants to each show.

I always end up feeling really upset for them.  :weeping: :weeping:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Bellringer on January 18, 2012, 06:57:16 PM
It's on BBC1 NOT ITV. at 8pm
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Paddy on January 18, 2012, 07:48:49 PM
Ronny Wynne, a Llandudno painter & decorator will be on the show this week and next.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on January 18, 2012, 08:04:18 PM
Good to see you back on the Forum, Paddy.  You haven't got Trojan locked in the back of your taxi, have you?  :-X  ???
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on January 18, 2012, 08:12:36 PM
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Me, in training for the meeting with Pentan.
Hmmm..so you intend to wear a mask and grab men by the A***. You're not emulating local mass murderer Peter Moore, are you?  ???
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on January 19, 2012, 08:20:05 AM
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BBC's DIY SOS helps re-build a Conwy Valley home SCORES of tradesmen armed with tools and paint brushes have answered a family’s plea to revamp their home.

Eight-year-old Erica Williams asked the BBC TV show DIY SOS: The Big Build to help after her dad David received treatment for bowel cancer and was unable to complete building work on their home. She lost her mum, Gemma, to cancer two years ago.
ITV 8.00pm tonight

 :)good work done there by all the people involved.-- despite the rain !
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Paddy on January 19, 2012, 01:48:34 PM
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Good to see you back on the Forum, Paddy.  You haven't got Trojan locked in the back of your taxi, have you?  :-X  ???

Thanks Dave, it's good to be back. I was without a computer for a while.

Has Trojan gone AWOL? I used to enjoy his posts.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on January 24, 2012, 12:30:39 PM
A WARNING.

Do not be tempted by the new ASDA dating service.

My mate did, and he ended up with a bag, for life!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: martin on January 24, 2012, 01:05:33 PM
 $donald$ $donald$ $donald$ $donald$ $donald$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 24, 2012, 01:44:32 PM
How many husbands are allowed to laugh at that?  _))*

I've got a bag for life,  I married her!  ;D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: snowcap on January 24, 2012, 09:59:41 PM
thought they,ed started charging for bags for life cost me 7+6d
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on February 19, 2012, 08:03:42 AM
Hello everyone. This is not the nicest of subjects, but it may bring a smile to the pub regulars. I was reminded about it yesterday when I read posts from Yorkie and I think Ian in another thread which I cannot find today---it was about continental toilets.
  Anyway, a few days ago I just happened to spot a small note in a Goa newspaper. Apparently the habit of publicly spending a penny, or a rupee, in full view of whoever might go past, India accounts for60 percent of the total worlds sightings.
  This made me think. Who or what did this research? Imagine the sits vacant columns. Wanted. Staff to go on a tour of the world, all expenses paid. No experience necessary, just a pen and a notebook, maybe a pocket calculator, and a pair of eyes. Oh, and maybe a strong stomach. See you in a years time. Mike
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Bellringer on April 11, 2012, 09:19:07 PM
Evening all, hope you all had a good day.

I was enjoying my day until a local candidate out canvassing for the forthcoming elections, stopped me and said "I know you don't I? Aren't you the caretaker at Trinity Church?"
I was mulling that one over as I drove out of town and met Johnny "Pondo" on his bike approaching Maesdu Bridge - he gave the car in front of me, the two fingers' sign and then promptly did it to me. What did I do to deserve that? Absolutely nothing. He really does seem to be more 'eccentric' than ever these days - he was walking in the middle of the road with his bike the other day!

Pint please.

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on April 11, 2012, 11:47:11 PM
Should we know 'Johnny Pondo' Stan?

Is he a local 'character' of sorts?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Bellringer on April 12, 2012, 09:07:26 AM
See thread "Local Characters" page 1 re Johnny "Pondo" Williams
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on April 12, 2012, 09:22:19 AM
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I was enjoying my day until a local candidate out canvassing for the forthcoming elections, stopped me and said "I know you don't I? Aren't you the caretaker at Trinity Church?"
Oh dear!  A vote lost, possibly... &shake&
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Bellringer on April 12, 2012, 02:13:12 PM
Not really Dave, as I am not in the candidate's ward. I have been called a few things in the past but never been called a caretaker!!
Title: Dogs
Post by: Fester on April 15, 2012, 12:08:42 AM
Family members who are visiting me this week did the Little Orme / Angel Bay walk today.

What struck them most, is just how many dogs are running around the place, and not on leashes either.

I recall Merddin Emrys telling me that he was concerned by the very high number of dogs in the Penrhyn Bay area. (feel free to correct me if I'm wrong Andy)

What makes me sick is when I get accosted by unleashed dogs, that jump up at me, slobbering everywhere.... and the owners utter something like... ''oh he's just being friendly,''   or excited... or sociable....
Well, I'm not having it...

The next unleashed dog that tries to be sociable with me, will get the thick end of my size 10's.  WWW

Title: Re: Dogs
Post by: snowcap on April 15, 2012, 12:14:54 AM
i had one jump up at me there on Friday, the fact that it left a dirty mark on my light pants didn't seem to bother the owner, but it was a lovely little dog , couldn't help but stroke it.
Title: Re: Dogs
Post by: Merddin Emrys on April 15, 2012, 06:38:06 AM
Too many uncontrolled dogs was one of the reasons we moved from Penrhyn Bay, it was sometimes quite smelly there too! Some months ago at the West Shore an enormous hound not on a lead came rushing up and jumped up and slobbered all over Erindoors' coat  $angry$ I had a right go at the woman owner and insisted that it was put on a lead or I would report her for it! She was not bothered saying "it's just a puppy, blah blah"after more words from me the thing was put on a lead!  It had nearly knocked my wife over, but this woman was not at all concerned  :rage: hopefully she will control the beast in future!
Title: Re: Dogs
Post by: dingo20 on April 15, 2012, 12:33:11 PM
As a dog owner I agree that dogs should kept under control I always put my dog on a lead when I see other people or dogs. I do let him run around other wise he would go mad. A family were walking towards me one day on a narrow path so I put the dog on his lead the mother spotted us and started to shout at her kids that there was dog she got closer and started to scream as did her two young kids at this point my dog thought we were under attack and started to bark. She then had to cheek to tell me I had a nasty dog. I dont think it's fair to label dogs as a problem it's always the owners I also think people in general should be more considerate to others out walking with or without dogs.
Title: Re: Dogs
Post by: Nemesis on April 15, 2012, 01:05:55 PM
I never let my dog off the lead-- I daren't or I would never catch him-- but am amazed how many parents allow small children to rush up and throw their arms round a strange dog.
I am also surprised how many dog owners allow their dogs to run unchecked on the pavements without a lead.
Title: Re: Dogs
Post by: Yorkie on April 15, 2012, 01:49:18 PM
  When I lived in suburbs of Romford (Essex), about 57 years ago, the Council implemented a by-law prohibiting dogs to be off the lead anywhere in the community.   There were never any stray dogs, the pavements were clean, children were not attacked and all in all it proved to be a very sensible solution to the doggy problem.

I have had dogs myself so do appreciate the need for exercise and the restrictive issues associated with having to be on a lead all the time.  Mine got her running around in the back garden or a run with me (I was much fitter in those days).

One thing I always did with every dog I had was start training it from day one and didn't give up until it was fully trained.   Saves a whole lot of bother later on if everyone did it.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on April 18, 2012, 07:47:18 PM
I can't wait until tomorrow as Socs is coming for the week again and I'm off work...whoopy doo...(dancing a little jig) I have to practice walking for my sponsored 18 mile trek from Beaumaris over to Moelfre (not a clue where it is I might add) it's in aid of the Blind Service Mens charity (St Dunstans) I've raised over £200 so far  ;D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on April 18, 2012, 08:51:31 PM
Hey Pen!
I was just thinking about you last night... and thinking that my late night buddy hadn't been around for a bit.
I was hoping it was because you were busy, and not because you were sick of us!

Socs is on his way back?  I see your other half has fallen soft on you again.   Keep an eye on him, we don't want another Facebook appeal..  ;)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on April 19, 2012, 12:03:24 AM
How could I be sick of you.....I've been doing a little over time and so it's late when I get in and I'm knackered tired.  Socs has a new collar and name tag on now so all should be fine.  I can't wait to go walking again now the weather is better.  Might even get over to town to see you this week as I'm off from tomorrow  :D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on April 19, 2012, 08:29:38 AM
Moelfre is a lovely unspoilt (so far) place. Lots of history there too.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Llechwedd on April 20, 2012, 11:49:54 AM
Is your house for sale Nem? This week's NWWN.  I'd hate to see you go as I enjoy your posts. :'(
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on April 20, 2012, 02:55:11 PM
No not to my knowledge! :o  ;D Next door but one's is though ! ;D
Glad you enjoy my posts! :D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on May 07, 2012, 04:09:10 PM
The Daily Post had a two page article plus old pictures on the Rhyl "mummy in the cupboard" case last week.
 So, I'm in the pub and I'm going to tell you another boring but true tale.
 I helped in the investigation into this murder. Yes. And it is possible I might have affected the outcome. But, unlikely.
 I had just moved to Rhyl working in Barclays Bank. The discovery of the mummy had just hit the news stands, and suddenly Rhyl was on the world wide stage.
 The police soon found out that Mrs Harvey had an account with us back around the nineteen thirtys, not much news there.
However, some weeks later  we received a head office circular. These were sent on a regular basis to every branch of Barclays in the U K and every branch had to do whatever the circular said they had to do.
  T his one ordered every branch to examine their "opened and closed accounts" book for the whole period from 1936 up to date, 1960 . And to search for around six different names with no connection whatsoever with each other de.g. John smith, Margaret Davies, joe soap etc.
  This was a virtually impossible task, a computer could do it easy, but humans -- no way. In Rhyl we managed to find around 15 or so of these books, all with around 50 pages and around 20 entries per page?
We soon realised that this had something to do with the mummy case. The bank bosses decided that this job couldn't be done in normal working hours, so they gave several of the staff three or four books to take home and go through them at night, and see if they turned up anything.
 I took my three books home, I think I spent around 3 hours going through one of them, and then I was supposed to go through again looking for a different name.
  Well I, for one, got well fed up and that was the last search I made. Returning the books around four days later --- no, I haven't found anything.
  I've no doubt that many of the other 2000 odd branches around the country did the same, but of course Rhyl was the most obvious branch. Mrs Harvey was supposed t o have opened accounts in fictions names to put the illegal cash she was collecting from the mummy's pension.
 Mike
  P.S.  it's not nice to joke about a murdered person, but it was a long time ago and it always made me laugh when it went the rounds at the time.  Quote.  You know that the mummy was not the person who the police thought it was. No --- it was the Irish hide and seek champion.
Title: Local brothels
Post by: pentan on May 30, 2012, 01:29:09 PM
Looking at a program on S4C  Y Byd ar Bedwar that was highlighting a number of women in Wales that we running brothels and was surprised to see one in Mochdre being featured the girls advertised it as a massage parlour but made it plain other services were on the menu.
Makes me wonder how many more establishment there are like this in the area have I been leading a sheltered life?
Title: Re: Local brothels
Post by: DaveR on May 30, 2012, 01:43:15 PM
It's a transaction like any other, I suppose? A woman can work as a prostitute perfectly legally as long as she does it on her own.

Title: Re: Local brothels
Post by: pentan on May 30, 2012, 02:07:33 PM
yes you are right Dave their was 8-10 working this place

if anybody needs directions a small paypal gift will be fine D)
Title: Re: Local brothels
Post by: DaveR on May 30, 2012, 02:49:09 PM
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yes you are right Dave their was 8-10 working this place
Ah, that's a little bit different. More than one prostitute working from a property is illegal, specifically classed as 'keeping a disorderly house'. They can expect the 'rozzers' round at some point.
Title: Re: Local brothels
Post by: snowcap on May 30, 2012, 10:25:43 PM
do the rozzers have to pay the same rate as the punters Dave?
Title: Re: Local brothels
Post by: Merddin Emrys on May 30, 2012, 11:26:42 PM
 L0L L0L
Title: Re: Local brothels
Post by: Fester on May 30, 2012, 11:40:14 PM
What a fantastic new thread!

Mochdre is a little too far for me to get to in my lunch break.  :laugh:
Though I have been saving up recently.

Perhaps we could take this further, as we did with the coffee outlets, and try to name for than 116 such places in the Llandudno area?   ZXZ
Title: Re: Local brothels
Post by: Pendragon on May 31, 2012, 11:01:02 AM
Hehe I was surprised to find out that my house in Conwy was previously a brothel.  Not had any callers so far though  :-X Brothels have also been set up in Penmaenmawr for many years, some busted others not found.  I don't actually see anything wrong with them if I'm honest.
Title: Re: Local brothels
Post by: Yorkie on May 31, 2012, 11:41:03 AM
It was the Street Offences Act of 1959 that drove the "working girls" off the streets and started the proliferation of Brothels.   I was a rookie copper in London at the time and the girls just disappeared overnight.

Most of them were quite pleasant girls and would usually get "nicked" for soliciting once a month and duly paid there £2 fine.  In fact if a girl had not been booked for a while she would come into the nick and demand to be booked.  They seemed to look upon the fine as the "rent" and to prove to the others that they were still actively "working"!

Many of us young coppers lived in Trenchard House in the middle of Soho which was a Police Hostel.   In the basement was  large stage and dance-hall and many of the girls would come to the Police Dance on a Thursday night.   Relationships between Police and the Public was somewhat different in those days!  Ho, hum!!!
 $elvis$
Title: Re: Local brothels
Post by: DaveR on May 31, 2012, 11:42:43 AM
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Hehe I was surprised to find out that my house in Conwy was previously a brothel.  Not had any callers so far though  :-X Brothels have also been set up in Penmaenmawr for many years, some busted others not found.  I don't actually see anything wrong with them if I'm honest.
I wasn't going to mention your house, Miss P.  :laugh:

I suppose it all depends if the women in them are working completely of their own will or not. Obviously, any form of coercion though violence or drug addiction is not acceptable.  &shake&
Title: Darren Millar V Oscar
Post by: pentan on June 01, 2012, 09:47:20 AM

I have noticed over the time I have been reading Oscars blog he seems to have a vendetta going against Daren
Interested to know why I posted My thoughts on Mr Millar the reply from Oscar has gone no way to solve the mystery apparently Millar has had an extra marital affair, he bleats on about his church, and he thinks his wife is beautiful and he is in public office and getting paid well!!
I pointed out to Oscar that this is a profile that would fit most of the people in public life, I would disregard this when asking Darren for support with a problem in this vain he will be very accessible and will work tirelessly to resolve matters unlike Jones MP that does not respond is very aloof and judgmental.
Title: Re: Darren Millar V Oscar
Post by: suepp on June 01, 2012, 10:55:12 AM
Do you mean David Jones MP? A few years ago daughter had a problem about which she contacted several local politicians. The only one to respond in any way  was David Jones,  not just by email but with a long phone conversation in which he assured her he would help all he could by contacting the relevant people on her behalf. Her problem was resolved, and whilst I don't support the Conservatives in any way shape or form,  I hold him in the highest regard because of the way he helped her out.  He was in no way judgmental about the situation either.
Title: Re: Darren Millar V Oscar
Post by: pentan on June 01, 2012, 12:20:29 PM
I wasn’t so lucky with Jones MP but glad you had better luck
Title: Re: Darren Millar V Oscar
Post by: Bellringer on June 01, 2012, 02:47:11 PM
You can't please all of the people all of the time but to please some is an achievement.
Title: Re: Darren Millar V Oscar
Post by: DaveR on June 01, 2012, 02:55:08 PM
I don't have a high opinion at all of one of those two people....  &shake&
Title: Re: Darren Millar V Oscar
Post by: Nemesis on June 01, 2012, 04:59:17 PM
 :-X :-X :-X--Nemesis
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Bellringer on June 23, 2012, 08:47:49 PM
I got round to doing and submitting my annual tax return online this afternoon. A certain question caught my eye in view of events this week.

Are you a member of a tax avoidance scheme? 

I thought that I might seek the advice of one Jimmy Carr to see whether I should answer "Yes" or "No". Anyone got a phone number?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: SDQ on June 23, 2012, 09:12:20 PM
I don't know what's going on at HMRC but my P87 which is usually handled by the Bootle office has been passed on to some jobsworth in Bournemouth of all places who's giving me a right runaround for what is usually a very easy and relatively small claim.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on June 26, 2012, 12:10:47 AM
Further to the recent example of pathetic service by the Nat West Bank....

I went on to my online account, and saw the following message..

''As a result of the technical issues over the last few days, some account balances may not be displaying correctly for customers. We would like to apologies to everyone impacted by this.''

Now, it seems that they can't manage software upgrades, and now they can't manage basic spelling either.

It is symptomatic of the poor standard of management which afflicts this country these days.  &shake& &shake&
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Merddin Emrys on June 26, 2012, 09:06:19 AM
I saw this on another forum, how true it is I have no idea, thankfully we are with a building society!

   
Interesting inside view on NatWest/RBS catastrophy
This is from the comments section of the Telegraph. As someone working in IT and in danger of being outsourced, it rings all sorts of bells. Please see below

..........................................................


RBS PR has specifically refered to a "UK-based piece of software" as the fault.

Why would the PR-drones at RBS be so specific, unless they were paranoid about media comments regarding the risks of cheap third world off-shoring ?

Perhaps a few questions you should ask RBS are:
Was it an Infosys employee on a Tier 2 visa at the mainframe site in Edinburgh who bungled the customer accounts batch job, or
Was it an Infosys employee working remotely from Chennai that bungled the batch job in Edinburgh ?

Does Mr Hester regret making the last British mainframe specialist at RBS redundant three weeks ago ?
and does he think the savings from sacking 1,800 British IT professionals and third world off shoring will pay off ?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on July 19, 2012, 02:08:55 AM
Now we must all have heard of the new "must read" to sweep the nation called "Fifty shades of Grey" from what I can gather (as I haven't read it.......yet  ;D) it's a love story based solely round lust, to put it politely.  Anyway I had to laugh when I read the story below which appeared in the Herald Sun newspaper..............

A GIRLFRIEND'S indulgence in the erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey has been rudely doused by a jealous boyfriend's saucy revenge.

The Carlisle Magistrates Court has heard how a lovers' tiff over the book caused a man to squirt brown sauce all over the his girlfriend's face after she refused to stop reading the erotic novel.

The Mail Online reports Raymond Hodgson, 31, was charged after his anger at finding his partner of five years, Emma McCormick, had been reading the racy book escalated to the point where he decided to take revenge..

In court, Hodgson pleaded guilty to the single charge of common assault.

Prosecutor Adrienne Harris said: "Mr Hodgson thought that the book was pornographic, and that she should not read such literature.

"He went to her home at 7pm on June 26 and took with him a bottle of brown sauce. She answered the door and the argument continued.

"She went to close the door and he jammed his foot into the door, slapped her once in the face, and then squirted her with this bottle of sauce."

He said that he did what he did to Miss McCormick to show her what saucy really meant.

Miss Harris said: "He said he had every intention of squirting sauce over Miss McCormick, but he now regrets having done this, realising how stupid it sounds.

"He didn't realise that the sauce incident would be classed as an assault. He is sorry for his actions."

Attorney Malcolm Dodds said his client denied slapping Emma McCormick.

"Emma says it stung her eyes and it was all over the walls, which she had to clean up afterwards. I've spoken to Raymond and he's extremely sorry about it.

"He was angry that she suggested he slapped her because he hadn't. But they are now friends and they have been in touch with each other."

The District Court judge said Hodgson's actions had been intended to demean Miss McCormick. Hodgson was ordered to pay 100 pounds in compensation and 85 pounds in prosecution costs. A six week, 6pm to 8pm curfew was also imposed, along with a six-month community service order.

 _))* _))*
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Merddin Emrys on July 19, 2012, 08:03:17 AM
 _))*.  The long arm of the law will always 'ketchup' with you!  ;D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on July 19, 2012, 08:22:37 AM
Pen-- I am 1/2 way through said novel-- getting bored--very racy, but no different to the old Black Lace novels of the past.
Wouldn' reccomend it to anyone who is easily affected by such stuff. :twoface:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on July 19, 2012, 09:00:39 AM
In my "younger" days the author to read was Hank Janson - very naughty stuff - or it seemed like it!   _))*
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on July 19, 2012, 09:15:35 AM
Yes ! I remember him!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on July 19, 2012, 09:32:27 AM
A good female friend told me that Fifty Shades of Grey appealed primarily to women who, as she put it, 'weren't getting any'.  :o  8)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on July 19, 2012, 12:53:24 PM
Don't enthuse Pen-- don't enthuse !! {}{}
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Paddy on July 19, 2012, 09:31:09 PM
50 Shades Of Grey? I thought it was the summer weather forecast!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on July 20, 2012, 02:14:46 PM
Mmmmm! Nearly finished it and shan't bother with the other two.
As for the Summer Weather Forecast-- next week is supposed to be going to be hot :twoface: Say no more !!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on July 23, 2012, 07:46:52 PM
I went to the Albion last night with the intention to give them MY photo given to me by Rob Pritchard but I needn't have bothered as it seems someone has taken the photo off here (as it's the only copy) and had it blown up for them.  Not very happy if I'm honest.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on July 23, 2012, 09:56:17 PM
Hey-- surely that isn't permissable ?????
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Jack on July 23, 2012, 10:17:30 PM
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I went to the Albion last night with the intention to give them MY photo given to me by Rob Pritchard but I needn't have bothered as it seems someone has taken the photo off here (as it's the only copy) and had it blown up for them.  Not very happy if I'm honest.

When I was talking to Stuart at the Albion about the pictures soon after they re-opened he told me that they all came from Conwy Archives, Lloyd Street.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on July 24, 2012, 08:07:07 AM
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I went to the Albion last night with the intention to give them MY photo given to me by Rob Pritchard but I needn't have bothered as it seems someone has taken the photo off here (as it's the only copy) and had it blown up for them.  Not very happy if I'm honest.
Cheeky buggers! Send them a bill.

EDIT: If they're from the Archives, don't send them a bill.  ;D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on July 24, 2012, 10:25:16 AM
Robs Dad was the Chairman of the local history society so there's every chance the photo was in the archives........I was just a bit miffed I suppose.  It's just I know there was no other copies done that's all.  Not to worry I'm over it now  ;D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on August 23, 2012, 06:12:47 PM
Every now and again there's a story on the news that makes me giggle and this has really made me laugh....bless.

An elderly local woman decided to restore a 100 year old holy fresco in her local church The Sanctuary of Mercy Church in Borjanas, Spain and to be fair made an awful mess of it.  Can you imagine the look on the parishioners faces when she unveiled her masterpiece.  What was once a beautiful holy painting now resembles a cabbage patch doll  _))*

She said "everybody saw me painting it but nobody stopped me" she really thought she'd done a good job bless her.  Experts have been drafted in to try and sort out the mess.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/08/23/before-and-after-pictures-woman-restores-christ-fresco-in-spanish-church_n_1824036.html?utm_hp_ref=uk (http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/08/23/before-and-after-pictures-woman-restores-christ-fresco-in-spanish-church_n_1824036.html?utm_hp_ref=uk)


Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on August 23, 2012, 06:16:46 PM
I saw that too--poor old soul--she thought that she was helping ! ;)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on August 23, 2012, 06:28:28 PM
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I saw that too--poor old soul--she thought that she was helping ! ;)

There is plenty a forger who will get it sorted no doubt! $walesflag$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on August 23, 2012, 09:40:21 PM
Perhaps they should let her loose on the Floral Clock, she might improve it somewhat?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Ian on August 24, 2012, 07:37:50 AM
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I saw that too--poor old soul--she thought that she was helping !

I wonder if they've revoked her annual pass to the Sistine Chapel?   ;D ;D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Merddin Emrys on August 24, 2012, 08:07:33 AM
 _))*.  Viz covered this on Facebook, very funny!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on August 25, 2012, 08:47:22 PM
A close friend of mine started working for a company called Bell Group (scotland) the company is sub contracted to the Council/Housing association painting their houses in our local area. 
My friend lost his 10yr old daughter and has since suffered bouts of bereavement depression.  He has regular visits with a bereavement councillor and is making great progress.  A couple of weeks ago he took a day off work but didn't inform the head office.  When he returned the day after he explained to the foreman that he suffered with depression, he hadn't phoned the main office but did text the foreman and explained his absence.  A meeting was arranged with the company management.  They were grilling him on his depression and didn't seem happy.  He received a letter through the post saying that  his work was not up to scratch and they were letting him go.  Nothing had previously been said about his standard of work and the foreman had only said 2 weeks beforehand how pleased he was with him.  Also when my friend confronted the foreman he said "what do you think I'm going to do come into work and stab someone" to which the foreman replied "well you could" can you believe that  :o.  Now the company is denying they had a meeting even though he has the letter. I can't say too much but he has proof the foreman passed comment on his depression and so he has enlisted a solicitor to help with his case of discrimination which the Solicitor is confident they will win.  His treatment by Bell Group is disgraceful and once this gets into the paper I don't think that CCBC or the Housing Association will be impressed either.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Ian on August 26, 2012, 08:35:49 AM
Unfortunately, this sounds all too common, and epitomises the almost mediaeval attitudes some companies (and individuals) have towards mental health. Statistically, one in three people will suffer one form or another of mental illness during their lives, and - like any other illness - most of these conditions can be completely cured and leave the patient able to lead a totally productive life after treatment.  Some of the most talented, creative and brilliant members of society suffer from depression, too. It's worrying that such a stigma is associated with any illness and I hope he has every success in getting redress for this, Pen.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on August 26, 2012, 08:50:02 AM
The Bell Decorating Group is a well respected company in Scotland (and Nationally) and I feel sure that the gentleman will get proper consideration from them.   Unfortunately in large companies, such as Bell, some policies, decisions and actions are taken at a local level and often not in compliance with the overall company's interest.  Seems to me that such may have happened in this case.   I wish him well.   
££$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on August 28, 2012, 12:39:30 AM
Sports official killed by javelin... whilst measuring a throw.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19391807 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19391807)

I always knew that someday that was going to happen!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Merddin Emrys on August 28, 2012, 07:10:41 AM
Yes, I always thought how risky that was!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Bellringer on September 16, 2012, 08:47:14 PM
Statement from the customer at the next till this afternoon when I was in Farm & Pet Place on the roundabout at Abergele.

"I have just spent £192 with you and you expect me to pay 5p for a bag".

Outcome - a member of their staff helped him carry his purchases to his car outside but NO bag provided or purchased!!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on September 16, 2012, 09:07:17 PM
Amazing. If he could afford to spend £192, then I doubt 5p extra would have mattered; especially being as the proceeds go to a charity of the retailers' choice in Wales.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Ian on September 17, 2012, 07:53:50 AM
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"I have just spent £192 with you and you expect me to pay 5p for a bag". 

I've heard similar - almost always from visitors, where there's some confusion about the bag charge. 
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: SDQ on September 17, 2012, 08:22:14 AM
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"I have just spent £192 with you and you expect me to pay 5p for a bag". 

I've heard similar - almost always from visitors, where there's some confusion about the bag charge. 


I've always thought it was a silly law & that they should be concentrating more on biodegradable bags or paper bags like in the US. Mind you, some places like McDonalds charge for paper bags too so it's hard to find an acceptable compromise to the situation.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on September 17, 2012, 08:28:20 AM
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"I have just spent £192 with you and you expect me to pay 5p for a bag". 

I've heard similar - almost always from visitors, where there's some confusion about the bag charge.

This happens frequently when I am behind the counter doing my Charity shop stint. People can be very nasty on the subject-- personally I agree with SDQ, but I am not allowed (by law) to give away bags-- but try explaining to some people .
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Paddy on September 18, 2012, 05:55:30 AM
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Amazing. If he could afford to spend £192, then I doubt 5p extra would have mattered; especially being as the proceeds go to a charity of the retailers' choice in Wales.

What did he buy for £192 that could fit into one carrier bag?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on September 18, 2012, 08:36:44 AM
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Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: majormellons on September 18, 2012, 09:58:00 AM
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Amazing. If he could afford to spend £192, then I doubt 5p extra would have mattered; especially being as the proceeds go to a charity of the retailers' choice in Wales.

What did he buy for £192 that could fit into one carrier bag?

The horse whips and leather harnesses are quite expensive there......apparently. ;D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Bellringer on September 18, 2012, 04:58:15 PM


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What did he buy for £192 that could fit into one carrier bag?


Not sure but I think he went away with a large-ish package and the member of staff with several smaller items.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 11, 2013, 07:57:45 PM
I have spent the last few weeks trying to resist the large garden gnomes for sale in Asda, they have been selling quickly! I was resisting well but when I got home look what was in the back seat!  :o :laugh:

(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i331/penrhynpigeons/DSCN0348-1_zpsa85160c1.jpg)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on March 11, 2013, 08:08:50 PM
 I could have resisted a little longer...say for about another 40 years. &shake&  :laugh:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 11, 2013, 08:21:07 PM
I can't be the only forum member who has bought one  :laugh:  confess, who else has one?  ;D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Ian on March 11, 2013, 08:22:37 PM
 I think you can get them free on the national elf service....
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on March 11, 2013, 09:06:33 PM
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I could have resisted a little longer...say for about another 40 years. &shake&  :laugh:

I could have made it 50 ! _))*
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on March 11, 2013, 09:37:50 PM
I've got an home, so I don't need another!    :D

How many gnomes do you need to paint a wall?
It depends on how hard you throw them!   _))*
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on March 21, 2013, 11:31:06 AM
This attraction is opening at Penrhyn Quarry this weekend:
http://www.zipworld.co.uk/ (http://www.zipworld.co.uk/)

A one mile long zip wire, at 500ft above ground level, travelling at up to 75mph. Costs £50.

Who's up for a go on it?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 21, 2013, 12:46:51 PM
I would like to see the quarry, I was last there about 40 years ago, no way would I go on the zip wire!  :o
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on April 22, 2013, 05:15:27 PM
   Rant time, again.
   I have been visiting Barclays Bank for 78 years, since my Dad took me as a 4 year old guard to Saundersfoot sub branch where he was working. So I reckon I know something about the firm.
   So you can imagine my surprise in its Llandudno branch. I go in to pay a bit of cash into my account.Look around the banking hall for a paying in slip. No sign. I look everywhere. So in the end I join the long queue for a cashier.
  Me: You won't believe this but, I cannot find any paying  in slips anywhere. Cashier: No. We don't use them any more. Me: Well how do I put this cash into my account?
  Cashier: You just tell me your name and I put it straight into your account on my --- pointing, computer.
   Me: But I haven't sorted it out and I was going to use the shoot for paying in to save a wait.
   Cashier: Oh, well in that case just put your name on the envelope and make sure to check your statement when you get it (me IF you get it)

    To me this means "If we make a mess of it, its up to you to tell us, otherwise hard cheese."

    I couldn't believe my eyes and ears, and I told her so.

   What do you all think of this? There is at least one other ex barclays staff on this forum apart from me. Id like to know what he thinks.   Mike
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Ian on April 29, 2013, 08:01:36 PM
This is rather good:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URtd0Fd5E8U (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URtd0Fd5E8U)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Dwyforite on April 29, 2013, 11:26:44 PM
something different,something very funny
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Ajllandudno on April 30, 2013, 12:17:36 AM
With regards Barclays my friend paid a large sum of money in to there account and its still not in there this was 3 weeks ago, they were told there would be an internal investigation over the matter & for the short term they were given a credit until the investigation was sorted out.. I couldn't tell if the issue has been resolved however I for one wouldn't  be banking with them.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on April 30, 2013, 12:48:58 AM
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With regards Barclays my friend paid a large sum of money in to there account and its still not in there this was 3 weeks ago, they were told there would be an internal investigation over the matter & for the short term they were given a credit until the investigation was sorted out.. I couldn't tell if the issue has been resolved however I for one wouldn't  be banking with them.

Every time I pay into the bank, I keep the receipt, and there is no problem... ever in my life.
So, how can there be a problem?   there must be records, even CCTV of the person making the deposit.

Something smells funny here..... it smells as bad as an old man's armpit.




Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: snowcap on April 30, 2013, 07:48:13 PM
now i know why you sell perfumed soap, not many go around smelling old men,s arm pits though.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Merddin Emrys on April 30, 2013, 10:47:59 PM
 
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now i know why you sell perfumed soap, not many go around smelling old men,s arm pits though.

 L0L
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Ajllandudno on May 02, 2013, 09:16:14 AM
Fester:

They have the receipt stating that they had made the deposit, The branch manger has been made awear of this which is being looke din to. if i hear anything else with regards ill keep you all updated.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on May 02, 2013, 08:44:27 PM
  I reckon neither of you are with Barclays. As I wrote originally, Barclays no longer have paying in slips, so, if you have no slip, you have no receipt. All you get is a tear off slip of paper on which YOU YOURSELF fill in the amount of cash. Doubt that will hold much water if later on there is a dispute. Its not stamped in any way at all by the Bank, no signature, nothing.
   I told you I couldn't believe it. It doesn't appear to have sunk in to you two gentlemen either
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Bri Roberts on May 02, 2013, 09:06:59 PM
Mike, as an existing customer why don’t you order a paying-in book from Barclays and use that?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on May 02, 2013, 11:42:09 PM
I was in Barclay's Llandudno earlier today... it seemed to me that there were lots of paying-in slips, pens, the lot!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on May 09, 2013, 08:18:17 PM
Hello and 2 replies. First to Bri. I don't pay in very often so its many many years since I had a paying in book. I didn't ask for one now as I was told by the cashier that they were no longer considered necessary.
Second to Fester. Sorry, I don't know w hat you have seen. Yes, there are plenty of pens but DEFINAT
ELY not the lot. No paying in slips, not now and, according to the cashier, not never.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on May 09, 2013, 08:46:27 PM
   Whilst we are on the subject of banks, do you check your bank statements carefully? Well if, like me, you don't, I suggest you start now===at once.
    This is a very shortened version of my experience over the last five/six days.
    Many text messages and phone calls, all automated,all telling me by a computerised voice naming me, correctly, to press keys on my phone to continue.
   I didn't fancy this, Ive heard too much about hugh phone bills incurred by pressing keys, so I didn't respond.
  Next morning a letter from the bank fraud dept. Listing five attempted withdrawals starting with #10 to O2 pay as u go, two for #1800 odd each, one in USA one in Hong Kong, all five totalled around five thousand pounds,all within 5 seconds of each other. No payees of course.
  As instructed I phoned the banks number, 15 minutes at least on the phone, no I didnt know anything about any of them. The original #10 to 02 had gone through but all the others had been stopped.
   So I went to a local branch today and said I have never, ever had anything to do with 02. How do I get my #10 back.? Given another phone number and told to ring that.
  Now I'm not very happy. 2 lengthy phone calls at my expense and #10 gone.
   So I look at my bank statement online and I see, immediately before these five fraud entries, two withdrawals of #20 each to Vodaphone, same day.
   So I go to Vodaphone, whats this about? They said without a reference numbrs they couldnt help. Fair enough.
  So back to the Bank. Whats these two entries about? Now passed on to a customer advisor so slowly getting somewhere.
   And to add insult to injury now Ive been charged #22 for going into my reserve.
   Around half an hour later I came out having been told that all seven entries were a fraud and I would be refunded the #50 plus the #22 today.
   No idea how this has arisen and as far as I can tell at the moment no one is inclined to tell me what its all about or how they nearly got away with it.
?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on May 09, 2013, 08:58:37 PM
An immediate move of all your banking to another bank seems to be the order of the day!  ££$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on May 09, 2013, 09:54:57 PM
   Yorkie, do you really think there is any difference between one and another? I don't. I decided many, many years ago that they are all painted with the same brush.
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Post by: Yorkie on May 09, 2013, 10:22:19 PM
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   Yorkie, do you really think there is any difference between one and another? I don't. I decided many, many years ago that they are all painted with the same brush.

The problem is that someone must have your present bank details, so to my mind they need changing. 
Can't agree that they are all the same with regard to security or service, but at the end of the day it is a matter of personal choice. 
I keep very little in my current account, don't use an overdraft and do most of my spending on the Credit Card from which I get a cash back refund at the end of each year.   There has been attempts on my Card but all have been foiled by the Bank security measures.
Hope you don't have further problems.   ZXZ
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Ian on May 10, 2013, 08:44:51 AM
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Yorkie, do you really think there is any difference between one and another?

It it's of any use, Mike, First Direct have consistently been coming top of Which's Bank charts for years, now.  Might be worth investigating them?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on May 10, 2013, 08:50:27 AM
I wonder if the attempted frauds were committed using Mike's actual bank account details or maybe his debit/credit card details?
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Post by: Yorkie on May 10, 2013, 09:16:24 AM
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I wonder if the attempted frauds were committed using Mike's actual bank account details or maybe his debit/credit card details?

Your Debit Card carries the details of your Name, Sort Code and Account Number and possibly your Signature on the reverse, so all the info is there.  Easily skimmed if you are a regular user of ATM's.
 >:(
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on May 10, 2013, 01:22:44 PM
 The very first thing the bank did was to stop my debit card.. Told me to destroy it because it was useless.
 Within a couple of days I had a new card with a different card number but otherwise identical. The bank acted well here, even if it was closing the door after the horse had gone. So Yorkie guess looks likely.
 Yes, I use ATMs a lot. Maybe I might to have a rethink. I never have much money in my account but I do have a fairly high overdraft limit which I only use if I have to. But of course any scammer could take it up to the limit. So perhaps I had better have a rethink about that as well.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: mull on May 11, 2013, 12:29:22 PM
After a similar experience in August 2011 I would recomend everyone to check thier bank account daily.

Our experience started when I was about to go out to the local shop to top up my phone card and shouted to the wife, did she want me to pick anything up for her. At the time she was on the internet checking our account and advised me that I had paid o2 £10 just 2 days before. She thought I was having a senior moment, but this was serious.

Checking the account further revealed the outgoing to o2 had been followed by £86 to Clinton cards and £194 to ASDA on line shopping.
We immediatly called the bank to report what was happening, and have our cards cancelled, it being a joint account.

My wife then decided to do some investigation of her own and managed to get ASDA to reveal the address the shopping was delivered to in Brierley Hill. Street view showed it as a block of flats, a long way from the Isle of Mull.

Having got this information we then rang West Midlands Police so they could investigate only to be told by them, it is the banks problem not thiers. Despite 3 fraud crimes having taken place in thier area they refused to get involved .

So next time a Chief Constable proudly announces a drop in crime figures in thier area just think how many more crimes they have failed to register.

The only time I had used my card in the Midlands was the previous March when I had attended Crufts with my Search Dog and SARDA Southern Scotland. Even then it was only used to pay for meals in two restruants, and I suspect it may have been cloned. I make a point of not using ATMs for this reason, also I dont like standing  in the street handling money. If I want cash I would rather go a Post Office or get cash back when shopping.

As you can see it pays to check your account daily if possible.
It seem these people test it with a small transaction then if it works the take gets bigger and bigger.


Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on May 11, 2013, 01:25:26 PM
I recommend card verification for all online purchases!

Verified by Visa - Visa Europe

www.visaeurope.com/en/cardholders/verified_by_visa.aspx (http://www.visaeurope.com/en/cardholders/verified_by_visa.aspx)

Verified by Visa protects your card against unauthorised use and gives you peace ... signed up for Verified by Visa and that only you and your bank know about.
 *&(
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: 1_rob_1 on May 11, 2013, 09:39:40 PM
A little bit off this banking subject, but not too far.  - - -  At the moment a lot of people signing up to Amazon are not reading the t's & c's correctly & are ticking/unticking the agreement to sign up to Amazon Prime.
This keeps you updated of their latest deals/price drops, but will take X amount of £s from your bank account on a monthly basis. - -
Because the charge is quite minimal, most people who accidentally sign up to it dont really notice it is being taken out on a regular basis!!!

Amazon is a reputable company, so if you notice these withdrawls quite quickly, Amazon will acknowledge your mistake & will sort it. - or your bank will reimburse you.

ALWAYS read any info before you tick/untick agreement boxes when signing up to, or downloading anything.

BE CAREFUL
 
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Merddin Emrys on May 11, 2013, 10:36:40 PM
I must be the only person in the world who has never bought anything of Amazon! I do look at reviews on there though!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Ian on May 12, 2013, 08:31:22 AM
It's not an exaggeration to say that Amazon is our first port of call for most non-food things. The Amazon Prime concept appeared more than a year ago, and the option tick box was placed where - previously - folk had indicated they wanted free "super saver" delivery, so ticking the A Prime box in error was simple to do. After quite a bit of moaning by customers, they eventually moved it, but - as Rob says - it's still easy to tick by mistake.

On bank cards, we've had our credit card details stolen twice.  Embarrassingly, the second time was when Everest were fitting our new double glazing, and we were waiting to pay the balance by CC. The bank rang us about an hour before the Everest chaps had finished to say they were suspicious and had we really ordered £1200.00's worth of vitamin tablets? They cancelled the cards but - because we've always made sure we both carry a non-joint card for precisely this sort of problem - it was just a bit inconvenient.

We had a long natter with the CC people who told us our card had been cloned by someone at an online retailer.  However, this is the reason why it's often quite difficult to get things sent to an address other than your own.

Since then the Verified by Visa system has become almost mandatory, and that's had the effect of cutting card fraud like that down a lot. It's still worth bearing in mind that most fraud is committed by employees of companies that have access to your details, which is why Verified by Visa has enjoyed quite a bit of success. By splitting any transaction across two discrete bodies or companies, it would require a fairly ingenious fraudster to be in both places at once. or someone daft enough to leave their details with their credit card. Of course, this in itself brings problems for older folk whose memories are not what they once were.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on May 12, 2013, 09:59:29 AM
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It's not an exaggeration to say that Amazon is our first port of call for most non-food things.
Agreed, I love it!  $good$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on May 12, 2013, 10:03:48 AM
The speed of it amazes me-- or have I just been lucky?
Things ordered one afternoon have been with me within 12 hours !
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Ian on May 12, 2013, 10:04:42 AM
It's astonishingly good, isn't it? And returns are just as simple.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on May 12, 2013, 10:09:01 AM
Great !--- I am eagerly awaiting my Les Miserables DVD ( out this next week) having pre-ordered it ages ago. Post free as well.
Sorry local shops--but if the service was as good I'd be on your doorstep. Our last experience of trying to buy 4 TVs locally was an absolute disaster. Not one retailer could offer us more than one from stock. You can guess where we shopped. Next day delivery !
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on May 12, 2013, 10:28:57 AM
I am another avid user of Amazon and am usually buying something most weeks.  Latest parcel to arrive was 10 packs of 4 rolls of toilet tissue "Puppies on a Roll".  Price delivered for 40 rolls £14.00.  I feel very flushed with such a bargain.  And the big outer box is quite useful too!
  :D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Merddin Emrys on May 12, 2013, 01:43:10 PM
So that's why all the high street shops are closing down, it's Amazon's fault!  ;D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on May 12, 2013, 06:55:37 PM
It's a lot cheaper getting Amazon to delivery it free than the cost of carrier bags! 
 Z** Bottoms up!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on May 12, 2013, 08:11:25 PM
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It's a lot cheaper getting Amazon to delivery it free than the cost of carrier bags! 
 Z** Bottoms up!

And petrol ! ;D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: mull on May 12, 2013, 09:39:50 PM
So you are prepared to shovel money into a firm that avoids paying any tax towards the general good.

I take it you all enjoy living in this country.

Make sure your money goes to the general good instead of abroad.

I might not agree with everywhere our taxes go, but I am sure it is better in OUR hands as a country, than lining someones pocket in a offshore tax haven.

Can not believe people can be so selfish when they know how the NHS,charities etc are struggling for money.

Think about it.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: born2run on May 12, 2013, 10:04:37 PM
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So you are prepared to shovel money into a firm that avoids paying any tax towards the general good.

I take it you all enjoy living in this country.

Make sure your money goes to the general good instead of abroad.

I might not agree with everywhere our taxes go, but I am sure it is better in OUR hands as a country, than lining someones pocket in a offshore tax haven.

Can not believe people can be so selfish when they know how the NHS,charities etc are struggling for money.

Think about it.

Where people choose to shop is none of your business. I don't particularly like Walmart's ethics but I don't go preaching to people outside of Asdas!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Merddin Emrys on May 12, 2013, 11:15:04 PM
I have no problem with Amazon, just can't think of anything that I need from them, mostly classic. Car related stuff that I buy, ethics of companies is not something that I worry about, I'm a regular in Asda, very happy with them!  $good$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: mull on May 13, 2013, 01:20:17 AM
If people choose to spend thier money with a trader who does not pay thier taxes that is thier business.

But I still have a right to my opinion even if it upsets them.

If we all avoided paying our taxes, as these companies do,. the country would be in a worse mess than it already is.

Somebody has to pay for all this. Why should it be you or I.

All I am saying is next time you shop at Amazon, ASDA or another multinational, question do they pay thier fair share of tax, as everyone should.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on May 13, 2013, 06:26:54 AM
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Can not believe people can be so selfish when they know how the NHS,charities etc are struggling for money.

Think about it.

Surely one of the biggest shovellers of money abroad is the Government who sent billions every year to Countries who should do more to help themselves and also to corrupt overseas governments who use the cash for anything but helping the people in need!

I did think about it! ;)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Merddin Emrys on May 13, 2013, 08:03:42 AM
Yes indeed Yorkie!  $good$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on May 13, 2013, 09:22:20 AM
 $good$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on May 14, 2013, 07:10:56 PM
    I am reasonably certain that this afternoon I watched the very first top section to one of the 180 odd lower sections making up the offshore wind farm on its way to be erected.
    So now its crunch time. On the one side the group who say you will hardly be able to see it from Llandudno. On the other the people who remind us that all 180 of them are the same height as Blackpool tower.
    Allow a couple of days for the erection ship to leave the site. Now the proof of the pudding is in the eating.
    My bet is you will have difficulty in even seeing it---and thats without any rainfall.
Title: Re: Photography
Post by: Yorkie on May 19, 2013, 07:33:29 PM
The latest Government measures against immigration.
Title: Where's Fester?
Post by: Big Alan on May 24, 2013, 05:18:58 PM
Just down for the weekend with the missus and the lad and his girl, walked down the pier to introduce myself to Fester and the pier was shut!  Ah we'll more drink! Z** maybe bump into some of you lot at the airshow?
Title: Re: Where's Fester?
Post by: Fester on May 24, 2013, 11:24:47 PM
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Just down for the weekend with the missus and the lad and his girl, walked down the pier to introduce myself to Fester and the pier was shut!  Ah we'll more drink! Z** maybe bump into some of you lot at the airshow?

HMMMM, I WONDER.....  ?{}? ?{}? ?{}?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on May 28, 2013, 09:46:36 PM
   About three weeks ago I posted here about an attempt to get nearly £5,000 out of my bank account (as if I had that cash HaHa).

   Anyway in case anyone is interested. The end of the story.

   Ive just received a letter from Barclays fraud dept. In effect they say that their enquiries are complete, they don't want the £50 back that they had lent me to cover three of the false withdrawals, and the matter is now closed. FULL STOP.

  No explanation. No help or advice about using my card to prevent the same thing happening again, not that I had done anything wrong. And not the slightest whisper of an apology. After lengthy phone calls at my expense and at least three lengthy visits to the Bank.

   Mike
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: mull on May 29, 2013, 12:02:18 AM
What is wrong with the UK.
There seems to be a reluctance to treat fraud as a serious offence and these days it is just an inconvienience to the victim.
I still can not believe that West Midlands Police would not take up my case, despite giving them all the details and the address the goods were delivered to.
As I said at the time it might look bad on thier crime statistics, or is that just me being cinical.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Ian on May 29, 2013, 08:23:19 AM
As we were discussing Amazon earlier in this topic folks should be aware that they've made a change to their check-out process.  As you now try to check out you are presented with a complete page which says little else other than try to persuade you to try Amazon Prime.  Although they've been pushing Prime for some time,  what's new about this effort is that it's far from obvious how to escape the page to get to check out without opting for Prime.  The 'escape' button is plain white, to the RH side of the screen and doesn't appear until you've had time to panic about awhy you can'\t leave without trying Prime.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on May 29, 2013, 08:26:25 AM
That's a bit a naughty of them.  &shake&
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Ian on May 29, 2013, 08:28:31 AM
I suspect even they are finding the going tough with their free delivery, which most of the time arrives in a day or so.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: SDQ on May 29, 2013, 12:49:40 PM
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I suspect even they are finding the going tough with their free delivery, which most of the time arrives in a day or so.


When I first started using Amazon a few years ago they dispatched the goods within hours but lately I have noticed that if I select the free delivery they can take 3 or 4 days to dispatch goods even though they say they are in stock for immediate dispatch. I can only assume this is done to try and prompt you to start paying for delivery to get your goods in the time you used to get them for free!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on May 29, 2013, 01:16:59 PM
I've always selected Free Supersaver delivery if available. Marketplace sellers seem to despatch the same day, more often than not, and a next day delivery is quite common. As you say, Amazon itself are slower at despatching items.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: PETER D on May 29, 2013, 01:53:14 PM
I  clicked on 'free trial' on the Amazon Prime delivery.Two months later I got hit for a £49 annual charge as I didn't click on the box at the bottom of the page.I nearly didn't see it on my card statement.However Amazon credited my card with no problems when I contacted them.
Title: Fag Ends!
Post by: jeanus44 on June 04, 2013, 08:38:48 AM
Since I moved here in March I cant help but notice all the fag ends that are dropped everywhere. The streets are covered in them. All the bins have ashtrays in the tops of them and nobody uses them. Surely there must be a law against this. Every week I have to sweep up outside our flat and in the garden because the fag ends have all blown in. What a disgusting mess it is!
Title: Re: Fag Ends!
Post by: Yorkie on June 04, 2013, 09:25:43 AM
The Litter Law should cover it.  Get a yellow High Viz Coat and a notebook and take a few names and addresses.  £1000 fine can be applicable!   :D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on June 09, 2013, 09:23:14 PM
   This is a pub section of the forum, and now its not wartime you can discuss rumours  , I hope.

   So, here goes. Part of Abergele Golf Course, three holes towards the end I am told, are on the other side of the private road up to Gwrych Castle. The new owners of the castle want to buy this bit of the course and some other adjoining land belonging to them

   I do know myself that this course does stretch across this road. Apparently the new castle owners want to develop it as a golf resort So.presumably, they would start off with these three holes and add another six or maybe 15 to them. So, again presuming, there would be two courses alongside each other. Unusual, but not unknown. Llandudno itself has the North Wales and Maesdu.
 
   Now to the sting in the rumour tale. Nasty. The Golf Club owners couldn't care less. They could run the club down, say it was uneconomic to carry on, and then, guess what, in goes a planning application for a few 100 houses.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on June 10, 2013, 06:58:13 AM
I can see the logic of this rumour, but the Castle itself is Grade 1 Listed, which means that no development is permitted in the vicinity that affects the setting of the building.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Merddin Emrys on June 27, 2013, 08:09:58 PM
Back to Amazon, I needed a new pressure washer after the last two yellow ones (K.......r) failed after little use! I found out from friends on Facebook that Nilfisk was the one to go for. So yesterday at about 3pm I ordered one avoiding this prime thing, it was here at about 9am! I paid for next day, not even. Next morning, amazing service.  $good$.

Pity I can't open it up!  :laugh:

It actually works very well indeed!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on June 28, 2013, 08:46:42 AM
Not Amazon, but my OH ordered a part for his Moggie Minor on Weds. afternoon and it was at the door Thursday lunchtime-- all the way from Teeside !!! $good$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on June 28, 2013, 05:09:27 PM
About a year ago, one delivery driver told me never to pay for overnight delivery as most deliverys nowadays get there in 24 hours or less.   Saved me a fortune as I'm addicted to Amazon!   ;)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on July 07, 2013, 12:24:59 AM
Look, there is a battle of wills going on in my house between me and a GIANT SPIDER.

I hate them, but to overcome my loathing and fear of them, my Mum sent me a humane spider catching machine.  Its basically a little clear plastic box with a sliding door, and its on a stick.  £3.99 from Kleeneze.
You basically stick the box over the spider, slide the little door shut.... and pop him outside.
I can even hold him up close, tease him, examine him.... tell him a little joke even, before relocating the little blighter.

But now, one of the species has got wise to me.
He emerges from the conservatory, scuttles across the floor.... but as soon as I make a move for the 'catcher', he stops dead, turns round and speedily retreats.
So adept is the spider at this game, that I now only have to move my hand toward the machine.... and he spots me, and he's gone.

Drastic action is required, or I will have to sell the house to escape him.  In fact he is rivalled only by the Corona pop salesman and CCBC parking attendants in its tenacity and ability to annoy me.

Hang on..... here he is again.... I'll just get the....

No, he's seen me, he's gone again.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: snowcap on July 07, 2013, 01:07:02 AM
its a telepathic spider, turn your mind off and confuse it,
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on July 07, 2013, 08:23:08 AM
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Look, there is a battle of wills going on in my house between me and a GIANT SPIDER.

I hate them, but to overcome my loathing and fear of them, my Mum sent me a humane spider catching machine.  Its basically a little clear plastic box with a sliding door, and its on a stick.  £3.99 from Kleeneze.
You basically stick the box over the spider, slide the little door shut.... and pop him outside.
I can even hold him up close, tease him, examine him.... tell him a little joke even, before relocating the little blighter.

But now, one of the species has got wise to me.
He emerges from the conservatory, scuttles across the floor.... but as soon as I make a move for the 'catcher', he stops dead, turns round and speedily retreats.
So adept is the spider at this game, that I now only have to move my hand toward the machine.... and he spots me, and he's gone.

Drastic action is required, or I will have to sell the house to escape him.  In fact he is rivalled only by the Corona pop salesman and CCBC parking attendants in its tenacity and ability to annoy me.

Hang on..... here he is again.... I'll just get the....

No, he's seen me, he's gone again.

It was probably a dog in a previous life. :twoface:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on July 07, 2013, 09:01:23 AM
I find that a powerful Fly and Wasp spray is the answer.  They appear to enjoy it as it sends them running round in circles and doing funny dances which just seems to tire the little (big) blighters out until they just collapse into a comatose state.   At this point one can easily pick them up an remove them to the garden, or the dustbin.   :D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Linda on July 10, 2013, 12:33:30 AM
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Look, there is a battle of wills going on in my house between me and a GIANT SPIDER.

I hate them, but to overcome my loathing and fear of them, my Mum sent me a humane spider catching machine.  Its basically a little clear plastic box with a sliding door, and its on a stick.  £3.99 from Kleeneze.
You basically stick the box over the spider, slide the little door shut.... and pop him outside.
I can even hold him up close, tease him, examine him.... tell him a little joke even, before relocating the little blighter.

But now, one of the species has got wise to me.
He emerges from the conservatory, scuttles across the floor.... but as soon as I make a move for the 'catcher', he stops dead, turns round and speedily retreats.
So adept is the spider at this game, that I now only have to move my hand toward the machine.... and he spots me, and he's gone.

Drastic action is required, or I will have to sell the house to escape him.  In fact he is rivalled only by the Corona pop salesman and CCBC parking attendants in its tenacity and ability to annoy me.

Hang on..... here he is again.... I'll just get the....

No, he's seen me, he's gone again.


Hes on my conservatory roof Fester. Says he not coming back you scare him.( see Colwyn Bay Postings) Seriously though if you go to a local vets you can buy a can of deflea stuff for carpets etc . On the tin also  says keeps spiders away for upto sixmonths. It works well i found out by accident after moving into a house where the previous owners had a few cats and the little blighters had left us a couple of pressies which proceeded to bite us. Its expensive but works well.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on July 22, 2013, 09:01:36 PM
Saw this odd looking vehicle in Barmouth on Saturday. It's apparently made by a company called Grinnall:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Merddin Emrys on July 22, 2013, 09:22:24 PM
Looks fun, in Gulf colours too!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on July 25, 2013, 10:10:13 AM
I was talking to Fester about this yesterday:

HALF a million people a year are getting food poisoning as a result of eating contaminated British chickens, according to research to be published by the Food Standards Agency, which lays much of the blame on poor standards of hygiene in abattoirs and poultry farms.

The epidemic, which is claiming 140 lives a year and leaving hundreds more seriously ill, is being caused by campylobacter bacteria. Victims typically suffer days of uncontrollable vomiting and diarrhoea and can take weeks to recover.

At least 80% of British chicken flocks are infected with the bug, which is spread further by sloppy practices in slaughterhouses, the FSA has warned. One of the main culprits is poor cleaning of the machinery used for plucking and eviscerating birds.

http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/Health/article1290526.ece (http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/Health/article1290526.ece)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on July 25, 2013, 09:56:10 PM
 I've never ever heard or read this word "eviscerating".  And I reckon I'm pretty good {modestly} with the English language. Never mind, I don't think I want to know what it means---sounds nasty
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Merddin Emrys on July 25, 2013, 10:19:45 PM
 :o Thank goodness that we are vegetarians!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on July 26, 2013, 12:12:26 AM
I think it means 'pulling the guts out' Mike.

Now, Campylobacta is prevalent in all meats, and all other fresh foodstuffs, (Even salads and veggies Merddin),  But as you say Dave, it is a particular problem if chicken is not cooked properly.

This bacteria is always on my mind when I hear people asking for their Steak to be cooked, medium or even rare!  &shake&
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Ian on July 26, 2013, 06:49:43 AM
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This bacteria is always on my mind when I hear people asking for their Steak to be cooked, medium or even rare!  &shake&

Yes - I'd always wondered about that, and there is a real risk, apparently, although it's not actually caused by the cooking - only by using the implements to turn the steak without sterilising them between turning (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3743657.stm)...
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Quiggs on July 26, 2013, 05:07:19 PM
I once succumbed to 'campylobacter', and I don't recommend it.  I was sick for over a week and lost over a stone in weight, on occasion I was on the toilet with diarrhoea and vomiting into the bath at the same time. every time I had a drink it went through me in about 10 mins. Towards the end of the week I started feeling a little better so tried beans on toast to satisfy my hunger, apparently it was one of the worst things to eat as the 'bugs' loved it and I was back to square one.   :(
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on July 26, 2013, 08:06:32 PM
Same here-- the pain lasts for a very long time after the other symptoms have cleared.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on July 27, 2013, 12:07:17 AM
I thought it was a great idea to have a prawn curry on my first night on business, .......in Bangladesh.

It was a very bad idea, and I spent every day of the next 7 days in my hotel room, basically hoping to die.

Like Quiggs said, I was in fact a human liquidiser for that entire time.   $fan$

Apologies for the gratuitous use of the smiley.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on July 27, 2013, 06:50:34 PM
Traffic Officers. We see them patrolling on the A55 quite often but I've never really seen them actually doing anything much.

Today, though, was different. I was out for a walk in Colwyn Bay when a there was a crash on the A55 (I was in Eirias Park and could see it all). A car had pulled out in front of a lorry on the bridge over the Old Colwyn turnoff and traffic was at a complete standstill. Police arrived quickly and were dealing with the accident itself but the traffic jam was building up rapidly though Colwyn Bay. The Traffic Officers turned up shortly after the Police and I was impressed by the way they quickly re-routed the traffic down the slip road and back up the other slip road as a temporary measure to keep the traffic moving. They then set up a row of cones and signs around the accident scene, enabling one lane of the A55 to re-open. All this was done in less than 10 mins. Well done, lads!

http://www.northwales-tra.gov.uk/index.php?id=450&L=0 (http://www.northwales-tra.gov.uk/index.php?id=450&L=0)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on August 02, 2013, 12:31:37 AM
It is with a great deal of relief, that I can now proudly announced that I have just CAUGHT the giant spider.
 
He wasn't as tough as he made out, they never are.  $good$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on August 02, 2013, 10:33:46 AM
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It is with a great deal of relief, that I can now proudly announced that I have just CAUGHT the giant spider.
 
He wasn't as tough as he made out, they never are.  $good$

And, I bet you pulled off the poor little blighter's legs, one by one!   :D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on August 03, 2013, 12:16:59 AM
No, I hate spiders, but I am not that vindictive. 

The spider eventually listened to reason.
Basically, he came waltzing past me whilst I was on this forum, and he thought I wouldn't notice... but he was a good few feet out of his comfort zone.
So, like a flash I grabbed the spider catching machine, and he went berserk running everywhere to avoid it.
So I said to him, its either this, or this SLIPPER!
He basically stayed still, shrugged his hairy little shoulders and knew that his little game was up.

I bobbed the little door shut, went outside.... and emptied him into the neighbour's hedge.

The spider, (I shall call him Steve),  knows full well that THE SLIPPER awaits, should he return.

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Trojan on August 03, 2013, 12:29:43 AM
Should have killed it. Spiders are like homing pigeons.


Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Ian on August 03, 2013, 08:05:05 AM
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The spider eventually listened to reason. Basically, he came waltzing past me whilst I was on this forum, and he thought I wouldn't notice... but he was a good few feet out of his comfort zone.

Meanwhile, the tiny nest of voracious midges which she was hoping to have for lunch are even now happily hatching and will soon be plaguing the the hapless fester, who will shortly be posting queries along the lines of  'Where have these lumps come from and why do they itch so much?". 

 :'(
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: snowcap on August 04, 2013, 05:17:40 PM
Trojan is right they usually take about fifteen to twenty minutes to find there way back in, then they are twice as hard to catch, have fun fes.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Linda on August 04, 2013, 11:24:50 PM
Its funny Spiders downstairs doesnt bother me one bit, but in the bedrooms and bathroom i hate them. The other week i woke to find one sharing my  pillow OMG :o Now at night i go around checking the bedding and pillows , throwing the creepy crawlies out thro the window.I tried it with my OH but he clung on to the window so tightly I had to let him stay. :twoface:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Ian on August 05, 2013, 07:53:11 AM
That's happened to me.  I believe they seek out sources of warmth.  Couple of years back a woman in the Lake District was bitten by a False Widow spider - our version of the Black widow. She reacted badly, and was hospitalised, but survived. In that case, she had her electric blanket on, and the spider had sought out its warmth.  It bit her when she got into bed.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on December 29, 2013, 02:21:53 PM
I never knew that DaveR was from Indian ancestry.  I was certain he was Welsh born and bred.

This article suggests otherwise.    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/6161691.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/6161691.stm)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on December 29, 2013, 02:23:35 PM
The mind boggles as to how you would know such a minute detail!!!
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Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Ian on December 29, 2013, 02:43:14 PM
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I never knew that DaveR was from Indian ancestry.  I was certain he was Welsh born and bred.

Both he and your own good self originated in the Indian Sub-continent, F, as did just about every European. Of course, modern humans have evolved - most noticeably in height...    :o
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on December 29, 2013, 03:27:15 PM
 :-X
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on December 29, 2013, 03:28:10 PM
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The mind boggles as to how you would know such a minute detail!!!
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His interest in other mens' bits might be an indicator as to why he has so many viruses on his laptop....  :laugh:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on December 30, 2013, 12:22:49 AM
Which is spreading RAPIDLY!!   :o :o
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Post by: SDQ on December 30, 2013, 03:03:45 AM
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Which is spreading RAPIDLY!!   :o :o


Your interest in other mens' bits???  :o :o :o
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on December 30, 2013, 05:22:51 PM
The virus dear Boy.
It has now now become so bad that any internet usage (from this PC) on any Browser is ruined by annoying adverts popping up, and then opening pages whether I click on them or not.
It started in Firefox, but now the same sites accessed via Google are also affected.
Typing this post took about 15 mins, and required me to close about 20 ads.   :( :(
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Hugo on December 30, 2013, 05:35:15 PM
The same thing's happening to my computer too Fester but I'm not clicking on them so mine haven't opened.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on December 30, 2013, 08:34:22 PM
If you are running Windows may I suggest you download Microsoft Security Essentials.  This is a piece of software that runs in the background and keeps your computer clean.  After installation run the Full Scan which should find any troublesome items.  The software is free.   I have it installed on my PC, two laptops and a Notebook and have been free of problems for ages.
Don't ask me why I have so much hardware, just can't bear to part with them!   :D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: 1_rob_1 on December 30, 2013, 09:47:37 PM
Fester The virus you have should probably be removed by downloading the program in this link:
  http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3001-8022_4-10804572.html?spi=6b0e5e180d1565f4d63d3acaa25ebcc4 (http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3001-8022_4-10804572.html?spi=6b0e5e180d1565f4d63d3acaa25ebcc4)
 
When you run it, during installation, untick the 'install trial version'
When it has installed, allow it to check for updates & let it install them. Then run a quick scan (this will probably seem like a  slow scan :-)  )
When it finishes, let it delete anything it finds, then restart your pc when asked.

Trust me. This will not mess up your pc, & should remove the problem.

If you have no antivirus running or your current one has expired & you dont want to pay for renewal. Uninstall any you have on your pc & install security essentials as recommended by Yorkie.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on December 31, 2013, 01:26:47 AM
Thanks Guys,
Away overnight, then I will try those measures, and report back here.
Cheers.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on December 31, 2013, 08:55:46 AM
Just a point, Microsoft Security Essentials stays on your PC constantly monitoring and protecting your system.  It can also be set to auto update and run a full, or partial scan at regular intervals. 
 ££$

I also recommend System Mechanic from Iolo which keeps your system tuned either manually or automatically.  This is a subscription service at $15 a year but well worth the outlay.
 ZXZ
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on January 02, 2014, 04:34:57 PM
Progress so far on my crusade to rid myself of this PC Virus.

CCleaner.  A quick download and run, found over 700 items to eradicate, which I proceeded to do,
Once restarted, the virus symtoms were still evident.  NO SUCCESS.

Kaspersky.   Quite slick software, but once run found no items to fix.  Then it proceeded to bombard me with on screen attempts, and email attempts to buy other security products from Kaspersky.  NO SUCCESS.

1-Rob-1, your link took my to a slick download from 'Microsoft Partners' and 'SparkNet'
The prompts you mentioned were never displayed, but when RUN, the 'speedometer' type dashboard found over 700 naughty items.  The option to FIX ALL is displayed.
When you click that, it asks yo to register, which I did.
Sadly, that simply takes you to an endless loop where you are asked for £19 to buy the security product.  ANOTHER FAIL.

Now to try Yorkie's solution. 
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Tosh on January 02, 2014, 06:07:22 PM
Try downloading,,,, Microsoft Essentials,,,,, it's free and I find it to be pretty good and there's no sales pitches with it.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on January 02, 2014, 06:49:27 PM
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Try downloading,,,, Microsoft Essentials,,,,, it's free and I find it to be pretty good and there's no sales pitches with it.

See my post 30 Dec.    :D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: 1_rob_1 on January 02, 2014, 07:38:56 PM
Hi Fester.
Your virus diverted you to the wrong site & the program you downloaded & ran was not the one in the link.
Uninstall the program you have installed from the diverted link.
You will probably also find that it will also divert you if you try to download Security essentials.
(self preservation) :rage:

Use the link I gave you on a different computer & download the program onto a flash drive, then install it onto your pc from the flash drive. The name of the program is MBAM (MalwareBytes AntiMalware)

Alternatively Boot up your pc in safe mode, to do this: As soon as you turn your pc on start pressing the f8 key on your keyboard.
When the menu shows, choose safe mode with networking.
When the pc has started, log on using your normal account.
Dont worry about the size/look of the icons pictures etc.
Follow the instructions in my last post making sure the download is MBAM.
Reboot the pc. & run mbam again.
- - - - This may look a bit complicated, but as you do it you will see that it is pretty self explanatory & easy.

Rob


Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on January 02, 2014, 09:25:19 PM
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Try downloading,,,, Microsoft Essentials,,,,, it's free and I find it to be pretty good and there's no sales pitches with it.

See my post 30 Dec.    :D

Yes Mr Yorkie..... I did that this evening, and did it via Google instead of Firefox, where I believe the problem originated.
It download and ran just fine.  It identified 2 'threats' called ADWARE.
Seeing as it is Ads that are plaguing me, this seemed like it was the solution.
I deleted the 2 'threats', and rebooted my PC.   Sadly the Ads virus is still there in full vigour.

I will now attempt the 'Safe' mode approach, suggested by Rob.
Thanks for your efforts Guys!  $thanx$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on January 02, 2014, 10:59:35 PM
Rob, attempted it... but did not work, but will try again. I may have done something wrong you see.  Plus I did not uninstall the Microsoft Essentials, (which threw adverts at me as soon as I logged on)

Should I download MBAM during safe mode, and also RUN it during safe mode?
Or do I download it in SAFE made,  but run it after the re-boot in normal mode?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on January 03, 2014, 01:03:45 AM
Interesting update to my PC virus.

After uninstalling all the other anti-virus software, I placed it into SAFE mode, then once again ran MBAM.
It found 300 plus problems,,and I deleted them.
By accident, I ran it again, and after half an hour it found another 81 problems.  I deleted them too.

When I re-booted, there were ads still popping up all over any Google search results.  (Forum included)
But, when I tried Firefox, all the bugs had gone!
So, I see that as a real result as I use Firefox mainly anyway.

Cheers Rob, Yorkie, Dave, and all...
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: 1_rob_1 on January 03, 2014, 04:49:51 PM
Fester.
If you have run MBAM in normal mode, then do the following to reset Internet explorer.

Open Internet Explorer.
On the Tools menu, select Internet options. If you don't see the Tools menu, press Alt.
In the Internet Options window, click the Advanced tab.
Click Reset.
In the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box, click Reset.

Select the Delete personal settings check box to remove browsing history, search providers, Accelerators, home pages, Tracking Protection, and ActiveX Filtering data.
When Internet Explorer finishes applying the default settings, click Close, and then click OK.
Exit Internet Explorer.
Run Ccleaner.

Now start Internet Explorer & you should find that all the search re-directs & popups have gone.


Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on January 03, 2014, 05:00:27 PM
Fester, another option is to contact someone you trust, who is also a computer geek, and use the remote access facility to connect you to your trusted friend who can clear the problems for you.   It is great just to sit back and watch the cursor moving all over the screen, clicking on all the bits and pieces you would never dream of clicking yourself, and seeing the problems disappear one by one. 
My Son is the geek I use and it seems like magic that he can take control of my PC from Milton Keynes!
Eventually you learn the tricks and can manage to DIY.   ZXZ
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: 1_rob_1 on January 03, 2014, 05:58:33 PM
Remote control software doesnt always work with virus's. They tend to block the connection.
I am a pc technician & sometimes work remotely. I use Teamviewer or Logmein.
If Fester was online during the daytime (excluding weekends) then I could do this for him. $good$

Rob
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on January 03, 2014, 06:33:46 PM
Thanks Guys,
I may well take you up on that offer one day next week. (Best to have the job done properly I suppose)
For the moment though, I am just grateful to have Firefox up and running without any pop ups or apparent virus signs.
It was a long haul, but I learned a lot in the process.
I'll keep you posted.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Blongb on January 03, 2014, 10:35:36 PM
You seem to be getting a lot of good advice Fester, so hopefully to add to the above try down loading a free copy of SpyBot 2.1
http://www.safer-networking.org/private/details/ (http://www.safer-networking.org/private/details/) If you like how it works they ask you to make a donation  ££$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: hollins on January 06, 2014, 10:25:43 PM
Saw this and thought of you Fester........

https://twitter.com/myMotorhead/status/420292181736169473/photo/1
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on January 06, 2014, 10:59:28 PM
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Saw this and thought of you Fester........

https://twitter.com/myMotorhead/status/420292181736169473/photo/1

Thanks for the thought Hollins.
Funnily enough, I was actually in a Motorhead tribute band in my late teens, maybe up to age 21.
We got very few gigs, because we were terrible.   A lot of fun though.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: hollins on January 06, 2014, 11:02:43 PM
Will you be applying then?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on January 06, 2014, 11:08:00 PM
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Will you be applying then?

It would be a dream come true, but to be honest I am not sure what they are looking for.  Motorhead replacement seeing as Lemmy is unwell?
If so, nobody would buy it,  and there are a couple of well established Motorhead trubute bands going at the moment.

Anyway, I'm not good enough..... but curiosity tweaked nevertheless.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on January 07, 2014, 09:54:05 AM
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[Anyway, I'm not good enough..... but curiosity tweaked nevertheless.
A modest man....with much to be modest about.  :laugh:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 20, 2014, 10:28:17 AM
Is this how CCBC works?  :twoface:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DaveR on February 20, 2014, 11:07:45 AM
Some amazing photos of the violence in the Ukraine:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2563609/Truce-Kiev-collapses-hours-official-day-mourning-28-people-killed-protests-erupts-violence.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2563609/Truce-Kiev-collapses-hours-official-day-mourning-28-people-killed-protests-erupts-violence.html)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on February 20, 2014, 11:48:02 AM
WTF is the World coming to?  Anthony Newley was absolutely right with his "want"!   :rage:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on April 07, 2014, 08:27:20 PM
   I've left the 3 towns cafe and come to the pub so that I can have a moan without interrupting the cafe conversation.
   Anyone noticed all the posters going up on spare railings etc around the area. Advertising the coming of Tom Jones to Eirias in the summer.
   Well thats O.K., Ive nothing against a bit of advertising. Ive done plenty myself in my time.
   But --- But,   you try putting up posters on railings to advertise anything you like on the scale of the Tom Jones posters. You will rapidly have a call from an official from Conwy Council to tell you in no uncertain terms that you cannot do that.
   I know, for sure. Because I've been on the receiving end of the knock on my door.
   When bus services were deregulated and thrown open to any tom dick and harry bus operator by Margaret Thatcher in 1986, I put in for several bits and pieces bus services i.e. early on Sunday mornings, hardly used country routes etc etc. Sort of stuff Crosville didn't really want. A condition of tendering was that you published your timetable and you put it up on every bus stop on the route. Plus your company name.
    So I did that. I had to do that. Margaret Thatcher said so. But I couldn't afford large printed timetables in a glass fronted case, so I stuck them up with a bit of paste, or cable ties and wrote them with a felt pen.
     The official from Denbighshire (most of the routes were around Rhyl) trotted along into Conwy area where I lived, and gave me a good telling off. I put my side of the argument but he wasn't impressed. After about half an hours bickering he pulled out what he thought was his trump card ---- Have the Dept of Transport been told about this?  Told, I said. TOLD.  Its them that are making me do it.
   There were no winners in the battle. I never took them down but I never replaced them and weather eventually destroyed the majority of them.
    Anyway, are Conwy officials going to call on Conwy officials to take Tom Jones posters down?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on April 17, 2014, 09:27:55 PM
Does anyone know a guy called Norman Ogden?  He said he was something to do with the Cons Club but they don't know him?  He's in his 60s/70s walks with a stick I have a photo but I don't want to put it on here.........YET
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: SDQ on April 17, 2014, 11:55:44 PM
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Does anyone know a guy called Norman Ogden?  He said he was something to do with the Cons Club but they don't know him?  He's in his 60s/70s walks with a stick I have a photo but I don't want to put it on here.........YET


I worked with a Norman Ogden (Nutty Norm) at Crosville/Arriva a few years ago (late 1980's to mid 90's), I think he lived in Bryn Pydew. He'd be in his 70's now.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on April 18, 2014, 02:59:15 PM
It's probably him then thanks SDQ it's probably just a misunderstanding but in an effort to be nice (doesn't happen often) I have been left £30 out of pocket  :(
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on April 19, 2014, 12:12:47 AM
He's obviously not THAT nutty then is he?   :laugh:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on August 04, 2014, 09:47:18 PM
  Like all local pubs there is not much going on here. So ---

   I have noticed a considerable increase in the number of cyclists riding between Llandudno and Old Colwyn on my daily travels. Well done, I have always been a cyclist (last time on a replica penny farthing in the extravaganza parade. I fell off).
  On most of the road leading up the Little Orme from Llandudno there are continuous double white lines. Now there are a number of self proclaimed excellent drivers here as members of the forum. So do we all know what we should do when coming up behind a cyclist struggling up the hill. I doubt it. Next, if they know what they should do, do they do it? I doubt this even more, maybe Yorkie is the exception.
  Do I do what I should do? Maybe not---but I would always do it if there was a police car right on my tail. So that I can have the pleasure of telling him, after he has pulled me over and asking what is the matter with my driving, in no uncertain terms that he needs to read the highway code
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Yorkie on August 04, 2014, 10:11:10 PM
Why worry about the double whites up Craigside hill?   During the Extravaganza cars are parked all the way up the road and no Police Officer ever issues a ticket.  A blind eye is turned, I wonder why?

Yes Mike, I know what to do if I come across a cyclist, or slow moving vehicle.    :cyclist40:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: DVT on August 04, 2014, 10:35:55 PM
I always give cyclists a wide berth, but what really annoys me is they're on the road when there's a perfectly good cycle path alongside where they could ride safely.

How many of the many cyclists going from Llandudno to Old Colwyn are on the cycle path? ... probably the young kids on a family ride out, but not the lycra louts with their head-cams and complete disregard for their own safety.

I went to buy a dashboard cam for my car the other day - sold out - look on e-bay and see how many are getting sold.  I wonder why.

Rant over!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Ian on August 05, 2014, 07:52:39 AM
Yesterday we came down the dual carriageway section of Conwy Rd to the roundabout between Maesdu Rd and Clarence Crescent. Because of the extremely long queue back from the roundabout in the LH lane, we used the RH lane, intending to turn Right along Clarence Crescent. As we came down the carriageway a white car abruptly pulled out in front of us, from the queue without indicating, drove at about 32mph along a nearly deserted RH lane then entered the roundabout and went straight on, causing the car on the inside to have to brake sharply to avoid being hit.

Shortly afterwards, we were leaving the town from Maesdu road.  The same long queue to enter Llandudno was still there, the only difference being that the drivers coming in felt utterly secure in driving onto a roundabout whose exit was blocked and thereby blocking any entrance from Maesdu road.

It's certainly not only bikes who drive poorly. In fact, I'd argue it's now reached the stage when anyone driving well, at the correct speeds, indicating properly and appropriately and judging their position correctly is very much the exception.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Ian on August 05, 2014, 08:06:50 AM
There's another interesting place where you stand to be sideswiped: driving from Deganwy on New Rd onto the giant roundabout with exits to Llandudno Junction, the Tesco store and onward access to the A55 and finally Conwy. The second exit from that roundabout is slightly to the right and thus traffic probebly ought to use the RH lane when appraoching the roundabout.  The road markings, however, say different:

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Traffic intending to head for Llandudno Junction, Tesco, the cinema complex or the A55 are instructed to use the LH lane, which means that those heading to the last three destinations have to circumnavigate more then half the roundabout. I've now stopped trying to do it the 'correct' way, after numerous cars simply take the RH lane, then happily swing across to the exit in front of me without - apparently - using those silvered glass things fitted to most cars these days.

So, yes; the dash cam is rapidly becoming a necessity. Which? recommends the Nextbase iN-car Cam 402G Professional.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on August 20, 2014, 09:37:50 PM
   Changing the subject. North Wales Pioneer todays issue has a piece about the Prom Xtra and a photo. The photo shows a street fairground scene but it most certainly is not one of the previous Prom day scenes. Whats the matter, cannot they even be bothered to print an authentic photo of previous Prom day/Prom Xtra?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: born2run on August 21, 2014, 12:06:08 PM
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There's another interesting place where you stand to be sideswiped: driving from Deganwy on New Rd onto the giant roundabout with exits to Llandudno Junction, the Tesco store and onward access to the A55 and finally Conwy. The second exit from that roundabout is slightly to the right and thus traffic probebly ought to use the RH lane when appraoching the roundabout.  The road markings, however, say different:

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Traffic intending to head for Llandudno Junction, Tesco, the cinema complex or the A55 are instructed to use the LH lane, which means that those heading to the last three destinations have to circumnavigate more then half the roundabout. I've now stopped trying to do it the 'correct' way, after numerous cars simply take the RH lane, then happily swing across to the exit in front of me without - apparently - using those silvered glass things fitted to most cars these days.

So, yes; the dash cam is rapidly becoming a necessity. Which? recommends the Nextbase iN-car Cam 402G Professional.

I used to do that roundabout on a push bike - perilous to say the least! With cars pushing you into each other, surprised there's not more accidents
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Quiggs on August 21, 2014, 04:45:01 PM
I still cycle around that 'Roundabout', although the battery and electric motor in the rear wheel help.   *cycle*    :cyclist40:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on November 07, 2014, 11:05:48 PM
This, (theoretically) could never happen..... and I am still not really certain how it did, despite a report the following year.
Can anyone sensibly explain it?

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: snowcap on November 07, 2014, 11:47:37 PM
are they  mating ?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Ian on November 08, 2014, 07:37:43 AM
Quote
This, (theoretically) could never happen..... and I am still not really certain how it did

As kids we would play on the tram tracks and I always remember the crossover as being vulnerable.  The points switch levers were open, and not caged in as they are, now. But I seem to remember the accident was caused by a bogie mishap. The tram bogies are designed for both horizontal and vertical movement, so the tram can move round curves and climb pretty steep inclines and think that it was a tracking issue with one bogie which led to its lead pair following one track while the other three pairs were trying to remain on the correct track. Must have given the driver a very nasty surprise.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Blongb on February 18, 2015, 04:43:10 PM
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This, (theoretically) could never happen..... and I am still not really certain how it did, despite a report the following year.
Can anyone sensibly explain it?

I think it was put down to cable creep Fester, which is a physical stretching of the cable because of the Load it has to carry x Time.

That put the cable out of synchronisation which in turn allowed the front bogie of the up Tram to pass on the wrong side of the points, before they operated normally, allowing the rear bogie of the up Tram to change over onto the passing line.    D)

(And people won't go on the Cable Car because they think it's dangerous!)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on September 22, 2015, 12:11:22 PM
I've put this post in the towns arms because it's just repeating gossip---just as you hear in a pub all the time. No facts just rumours. Not racist, but it's source was from a responsible person and I,m passing it on third hand.
  It concerns the Grand Ash, the hotel in Llandudno which has been the centre of a lot of comment all summer. I am told that Mostyn Estates have managed to get the property reverted into their ownership and are now actively seeking suitable leasees, if that is the correct word. "Reverted" was the word used in telling me. I find that interesting because I always thought the property belonged to Grand U k LTD the holiday company I used to work for. I presume Mostyn estates have the freehold and put it out to long lease.
  The reason they have got it back is because the previous tenants, not grand uk of course, never bothered paying any rent. Come to that, they never bothered to pay anyone else either.
  So there you are, that's just what I have been told. Make of it what you wish. Mike
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on September 22, 2015, 01:21:59 PM
In the last week, each night, as we have walked past with the dog, between 10 and 10.30 pm there have been more and more lights on in the upper rooms,  in the Grand Ash. Don't think anyone is living there officially, but someone is going in there, as the lights vary as to position and quantity.

The back of there is a total mess, much of it left by the last occupants, so I don't feel like looking to see if there has been forced entry.

Will E-Mail our local PCSO and let him look !
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on November 17, 2015, 12:07:00 AM
I had always wondered why, when I saw bikes or cars on TV, the wheels and spokes seemed to spin backwards.

It was explained to me that it was an optical illusion, and it was because the 'frames' of a film were shot at a different speed to how they were screened.  Or, more accurately, as the wheel speeded up, the frame speed stayed constant.... so it creating an illusion of the wheel moving forward and then backward.
I was told that as soon as digital imaging, and digital broadcasting came along, this would be a thing of the past.
The phenomenal processing speed of digital broadcasting would mean that everything recorded would play back accurately, as the eye sees it.

But NO!   Every night I see adverts for cars, BMW's, Audi's etc..... and the wheels STILL appear to go forward, then back.
Have I been lied to?  Have the laws of physics changed?   Is digital broadcasting merely 'The Emperor's new clothes'

What is going on?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: squiggle on November 17, 2015, 12:35:22 AM
With both digital and film, you are taking a series of still pictures. Each picture or frame shows the position of the wheel when it was taken. The apparent direction of the wheel will depend both on its speed of rotation and the interval at which each picture is taken.  If both are perfectly in sync, the wheel will appear stationary.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stroboscopic_effect
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: SDQ on November 17, 2015, 09:26:23 AM
When I was at Llandrillo College in the early eighties we had this problem after we moved into the new workshop. The lathes could be spinning at 1,400 rpm but looked like they were static. We were in there a few days before the problem revealed itself when someone attempted to put a chuck key into a moving lathe and nearly took out the person on the next machine. All hell broke loose and they had to shut down the shop until it was rectified. It transpired the electricians had fitted the fancy new lighting incorrectly.
As far as Fester's post is concerned, I think we'll always have this problem as no matter how something is filmed it will always be broadcast at a certain 'frames per second', be it 24, 25, 30 etc... So it stands to reason that anything rotating at a multiple of the broadcast FPS will look static and anything rotating at a speed very close will look like it is going very slowly or even backwards.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Ian on November 17, 2015, 10:52:17 AM
Films and videos have some amusing foibles, too; in film, specifically, each 24th of a second a rotating shutter flashes an image on screen, then blanks it before moving the next frame of film into place. In effect, when you go to see a two hour film in the cinema the screen is actually blank for more than half the time. Video doesn't blank the screen, but it does use a scanning technique that has half a frame on the screen which is different from the preceding frame. That happens 25 times a second in Europe, and 29 in the US.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: spotty dog on November 17, 2015, 11:48:52 AM
Wasn't  there a scandal  some years ago when the blank  frames had advertising  on i think it was subliminal  advertising
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Ian on November 17, 2015, 12:44:57 PM
There was, and as recently as the past 15 years they tested adverts for Coca cola in the Simpsons. It's illegal in the UK, but not in the US, I don't believe.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on March 06, 2016, 03:49:33 PM
Can't imagine what this lady went through, BBC news clip from China
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-35739046 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-35739046)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on April 26, 2016, 01:46:05 PM
We are expecting a new pet bird in the next few weeks, and we have been gearing up with stuff we will need.
All I'm saying is, the manufacturers of these nail clippers might want to re-think their packaging, that's all...

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on April 26, 2016, 03:24:39 PM
 Oh Fester. Naughty naughty. Anyway, why is it so many motorists drive up upper mostyn street to the empire, then turn sharp right and straight down to the prom, maybe heading for festers emporium. It's clearly marked as a one way street both on poles and on the road. I see three or four every summer. First one today, and he/she was driving fast, emergency stopping distance quite long.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Fester on April 26, 2016, 03:29:50 PM
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Oh Fester. Naughty naughty. Anyway, why is it so many motorists drive up upper mostyn street to the empire, then turn sharp right and straight down to the prom, maybe heading for festers emporium. It's clearly marked as a one way street both on poles and on the road. I see three or four every summer. First one today, and he/she was driving fast, emergency stopping distance quite long.

I see it several times a week Mike, but they aren't coming to see me, I can assure you!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on May 11, 2017, 09:07:48 PM
 Like a lot of real life pubs. No one visits. Last one here was over a year ago.
  So just to show pub customers do still exist in small numbers.
  A drivingcomment. I was entering llandudno approaching the first roundabout by the links hotel from direction of a55. Two cars ahead stationary waiting to enter the island. That meant there was no space between them and the light controlled pedestrian crossing which was on green for me. A man in a motorised invalid was waiting to cross.
  Now me being a good driver I stopped before the crossing, even though light was green. We all know why we should do that, don't we? But the man in the chair thought I had stopped to let him across so he shot straight out fast even though his light was in red and nearly ended up by being run down by a car driving through correctly in the outside lane.
  so by being a good driver I nearly contributed to a nasty accident
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Ian on May 12, 2017, 08:21:44 AM
Not really; the bloke should have watched his lights, and not your driving.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Pendragon on January 20, 2019, 01:49:34 AM
I would like to say a massive thanks for the welcome back it's been an event full roller coaster for the last  couple of years but I'm back on track now xxx
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Nemesis on January 20, 2019, 09:10:59 AM
Thanks for your posts this week, nice to see you back.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on May 30, 2019, 09:44:52 PM
  DOES'ent anybody go in this pub any more?
  Anyway i haven't looked at my personal details on the forum for years. Probably getting on for ten years. Perhaps it time i updated my details'
   First my age. Well I'm about ten years older.  But the bloody computer has beaten me to it. Coldnt you have left me alone as a 77 years old?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: SteveH on August 18, 2019, 03:36:17 PM
While replying to Hugo's "car's",  post a few minutes ago, I noticed a strange smell in the room, Mrs H is getting ready for the decorator, and had moved stuff into the office where I was sitting, so we looked over what she had brought in, no luck, we agreed it was something burning, so checked the house and garage, you can imagine the mild panic, then the smell disappeared, only to return, now we are checking every plug, every device, then I found the source, I have a hand held fan on a lanyard, which I carry when out, and having just returned, I hung my jacket up behind the door, now in the past we have had a few laughs with this fan, once arriving home in the car and switching the ignition off, we could still hear a noise, thinking the AC was still running, we waited, then I realised the fan had switched on in my pocket, not so funny today, the fan had switched on, but the lanyard was trapped in the blades, with the motor running and no movement, it overheated, and had started to melt, causing the burning smell.    Nasty, devices do not have to be plugged in to be dangerous, be careful out there.       

Photo of the fan, charged by USB port.                   PS just to be fair, this is an excellent product, but I will obviously keep it free from
                                                                           obstructions, in the future.                       
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: Michael on August 28, 2019, 04:25:09 PM
Change of subject. Pub customers do that all the time. I know haha
   Last four months for the first time in my life I had time on my hands. So I’ve been clearing out my stuff from many years.
  I come across a very old book. The size and weight of a brick. No idea whatsoever how or why I’ve got it.
  Entitled museum of science and art 11.
  Inside, written in ink. Noel Williams 67, Mostyn ave, llandudno, n wales. October 11th 1945. Age 14 years.
  Anyone any idea. I reckon I must have lugged this book around through at least six house changes. Never even opened it before
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Arms
Post by: SteveH on September 14, 2019, 01:00:06 PM
Couple to auction entire contents of their museum - and it includes some amazing items
First World War memorabilia, mugs, dolls and classic cars are among the items Pat and Liz Lawty have collected for over 30 years

Pat Lawty believes he has the largest collection of advertising mugs in the UK - more than 3,000 of them - and is selling them at a Rogers Jones & Co Auctioneers sale in Colwyn Bay

The auction will take place on Tuesday, October 19, from 10.30am.
Items will not be sold separately and auctioned as one lot.
For more information, contact Rogers Jones on 01492 532176, or email info@rogersjones.co.uk .

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