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Title: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Ian on October 16, 2010, 11:21:53 AM
Daytime natters about anything and everything
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Post by: Ian on October 16, 2010, 11:25:17 AM
For those who might be interested I'll be letting you know the best buys for Christmas as determined by Which?

First off: MP3 players  In their most recent test, Apple iPods of all types took the top eight places in their best buy tables. The top scoring iPod Classic was awarded 84%, while the best of all the non-Apple products only managed 76%.
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Post by: Yorkie on October 16, 2010, 12:03:43 PM
And the best place to buy them is ARGOS!    $uk
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Post by: Bellringer on October 16, 2010, 08:39:27 PM
I note that WR Davies in the Junction appears to have dropped the Chrysler (Jeep) agency for Renault, so now they are Ford and Renault.
According to their website the family owned company was founded at Berriw near Welshpool in 1924 and now have 5 sites including the one in LJ
- it is still a family owned company headed by managing director Jonathan Davies.

PS Ian or Dave - perhaps we should now have a thread "Everything to do with Llandudno Junction" - it is a "mecca" for car showrooms and the home of the North Wales WAG Offices amongst other things.
AND of course only this week it was reported that that famous "watering hole" ie the Station Hotel is not to be sold after all and a new landlady has been appointed.
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Post by: Bellringer on October 16, 2010, 08:58:16 PM
Thank you Dave for creating the new thread "Everything to do with Llandudno Junction". I can honestly say, without fear or favour, that the service on here is impeccable!!
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Post by: Trojan on October 18, 2010, 08:06:32 AM
I agree Bellringer1, and this 3 Towns Coffee Centre suits me to a T.  <:>
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Post by: Bellringer on October 22, 2010, 05:12:11 PM
A nuclear submarine (the Astute) has run aground off the Isle of Skye.
My favourite comment on the news today was that the Navy will hold an enquiry and "get to the bottom of it" !!!!!!! :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: Ian on October 22, 2010, 07:48:46 PM
I suspect that's one Cpn whose career now lies in ruins...
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Post by: Nemesis on October 23, 2010, 08:31:26 AM
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I suspect that's one Cpn whose career now lies in ruins...

If not at the bottom of the ocean !
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Post by: Ian on October 23, 2010, 08:36:47 AM
The investigation will possibly be in the public domain, so it might make interesting reading.  But grounding your new boat when it costs over £2bn is not something you aspire to...


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Post by: Bellringer on October 25, 2010, 06:03:27 PM
While driving in a line of vehicles from Llandudno to Llandudno Junction this afternoon near the Deganwy Castle Hotel, another car in a line travelling in the opposite direction crossed to my side and struck mine on its off side causing damage. The incident happened at about 2.50pm and although I stopped  the other car did not. I think it was a white older type Astra possibly N registered with a male driver. It must have sustained damage to its off-side.

To say I was annoyed is an understatement but what was also disappointing, was none of the drivers of the vehicles travelling either way stopped to see if I was OK or offer to confirm what had happened. :rage: :rage:

If anyone perchance happens to see an older white Astra with a damaged off-side front, please let me know.


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Post by: Trojan on October 25, 2010, 06:09:08 PM
I take it you reported this incident to the Police Bellringer1? As the other driver did not stop it makes it a  hit & run does it not?
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Post by: Yorkie on October 25, 2010, 06:32:53 PM
The driver is probably not insured either, could well have been under the influence of drink or drugs by the sound of his driving and was probably not concious of having hit anyone.  How bad is the damage to your car?  Photo?
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Post by: DaveR on October 25, 2010, 08:06:38 PM
Sorry to hear about this, Stan. Hope the damage isn't too bad.
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Post by: Bellringer on October 25, 2010, 09:14:12 PM
Thanks for your comments guys.

Considering the noise of the impact I am amazed the damage was not more serious than it is. His car scraped all the way down my off-side leaving a trail of his paint-work but no really significant indentations. I had difficulty getting out of the drivers' door so that may be a slight problem, the wing mirror has gone and the rear o/s wheel disc is missing. So could have been much worse. Trouble is it's my old car which wasn't worth trading in when I bought another one three years ago so no point in trying an ins. claim I suppose, but it is useful to have to do local trips and keep mileage off the other especially as it still goes pretty well with minimal cost.

On advice I used the 101 police non-urgent number to report the incident and an officer will visit me at home tomorrow morning at 8.45am.
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Post by: Ian on October 26, 2010, 07:30:07 AM
Sorry to hear about that, Stan. Very similar to an incident this summer in the Trinity car park.
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Post by: Bellringer on October 26, 2010, 10:48:50 AM
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On advice I used the 101 police non-urgent number to report the incident and an officer will visit me at home tomorrow morning at 8.45am.

A Police officer has duly visited and she completed the necessary form as far as she could with the limited information I could provide. There is therefore very little they can do without more information and so that is that.

In the circumstances I felt almost embarrassed that I was reporting the incident and causing more paper-work, but she confirmed that it was a "reportable" situation so that made me feel a bit better.
Off now to get a can/tin of T Cut, a replacement wing-mirror and a Rover wheel hub disc - it should look reasonably OK with a bit of elbow grease but pride in the condition of my old car has literally been dented!
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Post by: Bellringer on October 26, 2010, 01:34:29 PM
A new lever operated wing mirror from Halfords would cost me £67+ so went to Arch Motors but no success. Will have to try the Junction. Anyone any ideas?
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Post by: Pendragon on October 26, 2010, 01:50:07 PM
My hubby always goes to Moores garage in the Junction
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Post by: Nemesis on October 26, 2010, 03:31:29 PM
My OH does quite well for bits and pieces for his Classic Car on the Internet. Try typing in the part you need and see what's on offer. He recently bought a small part for about £5 = P&P when someone else had quoted him over £100.00. Parts available aren't only for Classics, there is all kinds if you are prepared to trawl.
 Good Luck and glad that you are OK yourself.
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Post by: Bellringer on October 26, 2010, 04:54:52 PM
Obtained a good used wing-mirror at HL in the Junction. £12 + Vat = £14.10. Not too difficult to fit and so now all I need is a Rover wheel-hub disc and things will look reasonably OK.

Thanks for all the suggestions and comments. $thanx$
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Post by: ormegolf on October 30, 2010, 06:36:07 PM
Just come to look in on the Coffee Shop rather than the Pub, so as to give a good impression. Stan, sorry to hear about the car damage problem. This is one type of accident where it is virtually impossible for the innocent driver to take any avoiding action, its just pure bad luck. Glad to hear the most important thing though----you and passengers are O.K.   Funnily enough I called in the cafe to ask DaveR if he knew what caused the bump at the bottom of Rhos Road; it must have been a real smash to have flattened the railings at the bottom. Also to tell him good news. The six or eight tattered Welsh flags at Rhos point have been replaced by brand new ones. Strange time of the year, from a financial point of view, to change them.
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Post by: DaveR on October 30, 2010, 06:49:28 PM
Mike, I saw those railings at the bottom of Rhos Road earlier this evening, not heard anything about what happened.
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Post by: Bellringer on November 01, 2010, 04:35:19 PM
Had a bit of a surprise yesterday afternoon when welcoming the bellringers from St Mary's Church, Tadcaster who came to Holy Trinity to ring prior to Evensong.
I started to talk to a man who was having a look around the church, and asked him where he was from. He said "Tarporley". I said "oh that's not far from my childhood home in B........"
"You're Stan W......" he said, "we were in the same form at Sandbach Grammar School in the 50s".
I was staggered and then it dawned on me who he was - not bad after 51 years!!

In case you stray on to this site Richard, it was good meeting you again.
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Post by: Trojan on November 02, 2010, 05:44:55 AM
I bet you thought his face rings a bell Stan.  L0L

Seriously, that's a great story.
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Post by: Ian on November 02, 2010, 07:38:13 AM
It's quite astonishing how old school friends still recognise each other after about 40+ years. Not that it's that long in your case, of course, Stan . 

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Post by: DaveR on November 22, 2010, 09:33:37 PM
Newspapers....I noticed the other week that a new paper had appeared, called i. It is a cut down version of the Independent and is only 20p! I've been reading it every day and it's a good paper, concise and without all the nonsense that fills out other papers. Well worth a try. You can even get it free for a week by following this link:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/i-paper-vouchers-2124252.html (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/i-paper-vouchers-2124252.html)
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Post by: Fester on November 25, 2010, 01:22:50 AM
Doesn't everyone feel like this somedays?
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Post by: TheMedz on November 25, 2010, 07:37:02 AM
Looks like me on one of my good days
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Post by: Pendragon on November 25, 2010, 02:17:46 PM
Errrrrrrrrrr Wat's up Fest   _))* _))*
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Post by: Yorkie on November 29, 2010, 09:44:42 PM
To cheer yourself up you could always nip out for a great meal at the Yeung Sing Chinese Restaurant at the bottom of Penrhryn Hill.  We went on Saturday and the place has maintained,if not improved, its high standard since we were last there.  2 courses plus drinks only £32 and the King Prawn and seasonal veg was to die for.    We won't leave it for so long before we call again.      ZXZ
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Post by: Blongb on December 02, 2010, 03:42:51 PM
Whilst the Library is closed, if you need to buy any Composting Recycling plastic bags, you can get them from upstairs in the County Archive (the old Lloyd Street School   Building) on Lloyd Street @ £2:50 a pack. Now all I have to do is wait and see if they are collected from the curbside. ££$
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Post by: Blongb on December 03, 2010, 04:51:37 PM
I waited 2 days for them to be collected, but no such luck so I phoned the Council. They had the collection logged in OK and they had asked their Contractors to collect my recycling. The Contractors had even told the Crew where to pick my 6 bags up and the crew had signed the job off as completed. They have now been tasked to pick them up on Monday. Isn’t it nice when all the boxes have been ticked, just so long as the paper work is complete all is well in the world  :rage:
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Post by: Fester on December 03, 2010, 05:16:04 PM
BlongB ....what a set of lazy B###tards .... and cheeky too ...... woe betide those paper pushers when the Council really DO have to make the necessary cuts,  and they realise that mincing about with the price of ice cream at the Venue Cymru doesn't balance the books!

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Post by: ormegolf on December 05, 2010, 09:57:45 PM
I'm in the coffee centre so I'm going to bore you like I usually do in the 3 towns pub (I've been barred from there). The subject--Mitchells and Butlers, a well known "Punch Taverns" type of company. Well, my moan was, every time I see this companies name in the city financial papers (I read them every day---God knows why, I hav'ent got two halfpennies to rub together) they always print Mitchells and Butlers. Whilst I know it should be Mitchells and Butler.   Or----maybe---- Mitchell and Butlers.  How do I know? Because I used to push their barrels around Westwells the bottlers in Rhos not far off seventy years ago. And I am quite sure of this. Dont ask me why I'm so sure, its just a little mind that picks up on small things like this. So, tonight, I got onto Google and I find that, no, it has got on s on both names. Not deterred, I still think I am right. So, just to make a stupid person happy, how can I go further back 70 years and find out what the company was then? And, after all, what the hell does it matter? Nothing. Except that pigheaded me is sure I am right. Mike
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Post by: DaveR on December 05, 2010, 10:22:16 PM
They've revived an old name, Mike, whether they've done it properly or not is another matter:

http://www.mbplc.com/ (http://www.mbplc.com/)
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Post by: ormegolf on December 05, 2010, 10:49:40 PM
So, if I'm correct they have taken a name from a defunct company but made a mess of it!!!  Presumably, then, if I feel in the mood I'll have to get some evidence of the exact name of the original company. Then---I will tell them.   AND they will say "Oh dear."   Maybe its something that could keep me occupied for an hour or two in February.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on December 05, 2010, 11:02:53 PM
Mike, I've been looking on ebay and I've seen this item which may help your quest!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MITCHELL-BUTLERS-BREWERY-Single-PLAYING-CARD-cat-2A-/300500821129?pt=UK_Collectables_Paper_RL&hash=item45f73ea489 (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MITCHELL-BUTLERS-BREWERY-Single-PLAYING-CARD-cat-2A-/300500821129?pt=UK_Collectables_Paper_RL&hash=item45f73ea489)

and this

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Mitchell-Butlers-Birmingham-1953-No-7-Beermat-Coaster-/230556171626?pt=UK_Collectables_Breweriana_SM&hash=item35ae37fd6a (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Mitchell-Butlers-Birmingham-1953-No-7-Beermat-Coaster-/230556171626?pt=UK_Collectables_Breweriana_SM&hash=item35ae37fd6a)
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Post by: Bellringer on December 06, 2010, 02:20:09 PM
What do you do with a man who appeared at a special Llandudno court over the weekend for his 327th offence of which 252 were theft related?  He is 55 year old David Archer of Rhyl and after promising that it will not happen again, magistrates refused bail pending sentencing.

His latest offence was at Tesco's Abergele store and happened only two days after he had been freed from a previous jail term.
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Post by: DaveR on December 06, 2010, 02:48:59 PM
He's the one whose speciality is stealing charity boxes.
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Post by: Pendragon on December 06, 2010, 03:09:33 PM
I read about him the other day, he's spent the last 14 out of 15 xmas' in jail.  According to various news reports over the years he'd rather be in jail, he's served the equivelent of 2 life sentences and he's only 55 now, so jail is clearly  not working.  Maybe they should look at the reasons he wants to be sheltered in prison.  Prison offers security and safety for those individuals who can not cope on their own. I was going to say he's probably a Kleptomanic which is of course a mental illness but the definition is someone with an irrational urge to steal in the absence of an economic motive, also it appears that most of the time he's stealing alcohol (and charity boxes) so he's most likely an alcoholic. Would it be more financialy viable to offer more sheltered housing for these people, it's got to be cheaper than the cost of yet another seemingly pointless prison term.
 )*)&
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Post by: Pendragon on December 06, 2010, 03:15:36 PM
Dave must have posted at the same time. Apparently the reason he targeted charity boxes was because he was guaranteed to get a prison term for the offence.

June 26th 2007

Byline: By GARETH HUGHES

A MAN who has an ASBO banning him from possessing a charity box stole one to ensure that he went back to prison, a court heard yesterday.

Prolific offender David Archer, 52, was jailed and issued with the Anti-Social Behaviour Order when he stole a poppy appeal box in the run-up to last year's Remembrance Sunday.

After being released early, he was jailed again in March for breaching the ASBO in Anglesey, and released on Thursday last week

He was out for just three days before stealing another box, Prestatyn magistrates were told.
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Post by: Yorkie on December 06, 2010, 03:41:07 PM
When I was in the Plod in London we regularly had some of the old lags purposely breaking shop windows at this time of year.    Mainly because they wanted a comfortable Xmas in clink rather than on the streets!     ;D
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Post by: Barbiroli on December 07, 2010, 05:47:23 PM
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I'm in the coffee centre so I'm going to bore you like I usually do in the 3 towns pub (I've been barred from there). The subject--Mitchells and Butlers, a well known "Punch Taverns" type of company. Well, my moan was, every time I see this companies name in the city financial papers (I read them every day---God knows why, I hav'ent got two halfpennies to rub together) they always print Mitchells and Butlers. Whilst I know it should be Mitchells and Butler.   Or----maybe---- Mitchell and Butlers.  How do I know? Because I used to push their barrels around Westwells the bottlers in Rhos not far off seventy years ago. And I am quite sure of this. Dont ask me why I'm so sure, its just a little mind that picks up on small things like this. So, tonight, I got onto Google and I find that, no, it has got on s on both names. Not deterred, I still think I am right. So, just to make a stupid person happy, how can I go further back 70 years and find out what the company was then? And, after all, what the hell does it matter? Nothing. Except that pigheaded me is sure I am right. Mike
I can tell you Ormegolf the name of the old brewery was Mitchells and Butlers.I sent an old photo of Dunphy's warehouse in Market Street to Dave R (I think it must have been on the old forum)
I've looked through the photo archives but can't find it now,but the name was advertised on the side wall of the building.
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Post by: ormegolf on December 07, 2010, 06:54:36 PM
I've decided to give up on this bee in my bonnet over M & B. Dave posted to a link on ebay selling old beer mats, but on both these items part of the advert showed Mitchells and part showed Mitchell. So there you are, I'm glad I'm not the only one to be confused. Anyone fancy tracing the burial places of Mr Mitchell(s) and Mr. Butler(s).  Me, I've got to get over Dublin to advise the financial bosses on a little matter of how much to tax Guinness!!
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Post by: Trojan on December 07, 2010, 07:00:22 PM
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 2 courses plus drinks only £32 and the King Prawn and seasonal veg was to die for.

How come you're still alive then? D)
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Post by: Yorkie on December 07, 2010, 07:08:47 PM
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 2 courses plus drinks only £32 and the King Prawn and seasonal veg was to die for.

How come you're still alive then? D)

I spat out the pips!       _))*

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Post by: Trojan on December 07, 2010, 07:20:30 PM
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 2 courses plus drinks only £32 and the King Prawn and seasonal veg was to die for.

How come you're still alive then? D)

I spat out the pips!       _))*


 $dins$ :puke2:
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Post by: Ian on December 17, 2010, 09:46:00 AM
I think where this was posted put folk off viewing it, but it's really worth seeing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXh7JR9oKVE#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXh7JR9oKVE#ws)]Christmas Food Court Flash Mob, Hallelujah Chorus - Must See!
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Post by: Ian on December 18, 2010, 08:17:06 PM
This is for Stan - but everyone might enjoy it:

THE DIGITAL STORY OF THE NATIVITY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkHNNPM7pJA#ws)
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Post by: Fester on December 18, 2010, 08:39:51 PM
Absolutely superb Ian.
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Post by: Nemesis on December 19, 2010, 11:01:04 AM
I really enjoyed that! Thanks. VV
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Post by: Bellringer on December 19, 2010, 11:42:28 AM
Ah Ian - you did that just for me. Thanks.

There really are some rather clever things around at this time of year. I*
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Post by: ormegolf on December 20, 2010, 09:50:21 PM
I'd just like to wish everyone in the Coffee Shop a very happy Xmas and all the best for the New Year, to all the members I have met and to all the members I only know through reading their posts. Ormegolfmike
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Post by: Bellringer on December 20, 2010, 09:52:28 PM
Thank you Mike and all the best to you too.
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Post by: Trojan on December 20, 2010, 10:37:53 PM
Merry Christmas everyone!  %0%
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Post by: Ian on December 22, 2010, 10:10:52 AM
This is rather funny...

http://pigeonimpossible.com/ (http://pigeonimpossible.com/)
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on December 22, 2010, 10:31:08 AM
Its excellent apart from the last couple of seconds (I'm a pigeon fan  D) )
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Post by: DaveR on December 22, 2010, 07:14:03 PM
The Two One Ronnies return!

My Blackberry Is Not Working! - The One Ronnie, Preview - BBC One (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAG39jKi0lI#ws)
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Post by: dontheturner on December 23, 2010, 08:45:05 AM
  A Very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year to all who appear on theThree Towns forum,,

  and thanks for the Choir rendition, and the funnes too. 

Very welcome. 

From Don & Tim, (in hot Thailand)
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on December 23, 2010, 09:51:52 AM
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The Two One Ronnies return!


superb  L0L L0L  reminds me of the classic fork handles sketch!

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Post by: Nemesis on December 23, 2010, 10:48:24 AM
Merry Christmas to everyone.

http://www.glenn.tapley.us/MC.swf (http://www.glenn.tapley.us/MC.swf)

Nemesis
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Post by: Ian on December 23, 2010, 11:21:10 AM
Excellent!
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Post by: Ian on December 23, 2010, 11:27:42 AM
These are worth seeing...

http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/music/the-ukelele-orchestra-of-great.html (http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/music/the-ukelele-orchestra-of-great.html)

First one starts slowly but gathers momentum. 
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Post by: DaveR on December 23, 2010, 11:48:29 AM
Friend of mine's Sister in Law is a member of the Ukes...they are great. I love their version of Wuthering Heights:

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain - "Wuthering Heights" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FF0VaBxb27w#ws)
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Post by: ormegolf on December 23, 2010, 04:15:33 PM
You learn something new in this coffee shop every day. I thought this musical instrument was restricted to playing "cleanin' windows."
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Post by: ormegolf on December 23, 2010, 04:22:42 PM
Oh, and whilst I'm here. I read in todays papers that a chain of fitness centres has just been forcibly sold for around £10 million, not enough to pay debts of £30 million (I'm writing in approx rough millions), loads of investors from years ago get nothing, all the fault (?) of some investment bank or another buying them for £90 million about six years ago. Who did they buy them off? Flash back to the previous forums debates about a Mr Albert Gubay.
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Post by: Fester on December 23, 2010, 08:40:29 PM
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The Two One Ronnies return!


superb  L0L L0L  reminds me of the classic fork handles sketch!



Andy?  Did you say Four Candles?
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Post by: TheMedz on December 23, 2010, 09:23:11 PM
Fester did you make it across the big divide into Yorkshire OK?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on December 23, 2010, 10:03:51 PM
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The Two One Ronnies return!


superb  L0L L0L  reminds me of the classic fork handles sketch!



Andy?  Did you say Four Candles?


yes  L0L
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Post by: Fester on December 23, 2010, 11:27:46 PM
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Fester did you make it across the big divide into Yorkshire OK?

Hi Medz,  no I didn't....partly due to the weather conditions, partly because the AA and RAC warned about the volume of traffic, and partly because I couldn't face a meal out with my Mum and Dad tonight.

We are setting off on Xmas eve morning now.... so thats me offline until the 27th!

Merry Xmas!   I* VV %0%
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Post by: Quiggs on December 24, 2010, 12:25:51 AM
I'll tell your mum and dad wot you said.  :D
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Post by: suepp on December 24, 2010, 12:31:54 PM
Merry Christmas to all forum members, thanks for keeping me entertained  and informed of all things Llandudno. As I've said before it's the next best thing to living in the best place on earth!

Nadolig Llawen a Blwydden Newydd Dda i bawb
 ZXZ

Cheers!
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on December 24, 2010, 04:11:34 PM
and Merry Christmas from me too, to all on this very useful and entertaining forum D)  $3towns$ VV %0%
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Post by: TheMedz on December 24, 2010, 05:52:39 PM
Merry Christmas to all on the forum. Love and Best Wishes. Medz.
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Post by: Bellringer on December 24, 2010, 06:57:57 PM
And from all the 'merry' band of bellringers at Holy Trinity. I*

As it's turned the page, I'd better repeat that we are wishing everyone a very Happy Christmas.
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Post by: Trojan on December 24, 2010, 07:35:22 PM
This one goes up every year.......butt Merry Christmas!

Farting Elves 12 Days of Christmas Funny Video Animation by JibJab.flv (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJSBXt_VOOA#)
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Post by: Nemesis on December 25, 2010, 10:34:41 AM
Christmas Morning at West Shore-- have a good one everyone
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on December 25, 2010, 03:35:52 PM
Don't forget that Easter eggs will be in the shops any day now, Cadbury's cream eggs are usually the first!  _))*
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Post by: DaveR on December 28, 2010, 11:30:55 AM
Interesting way for kids to get to school in Colombia:

Really ! Children Slide Down Rail ! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6dK-FQs4jk#)
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Post by: Pendragon on December 28, 2010, 11:39:36 AM
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Don't forget that Easter eggs will be in the shops any day now, Cadbury's cream eggs are usually the first!  _))*
Georges in conwy had creme eggs in just before xmas, believe it or not.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on December 28, 2010, 12:40:55 PM
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Don't forget that Easter eggs will be in the shops any day now, Cadbury's cream eggs are usually the first!  _))*
Georges in conwy had creme eggs in just before xmas, believe it or not.

 _))*  and in Asda I've just seen Hot Cross Buns  :o  :o   _))*
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Post by: ormegolf on December 28, 2010, 03:16:36 PM
I can write this post because I have known George in the corner shop in the square for very many years, and I know, if he happens to read it, he will  take it in the spirit it was written I.E, LOL The reason his Easter eggs are on display so early is that nine months ago he heard that there was going to be a dramatic rise in the cost of cocoa beans, so, being the enterprenial person he is (tight old beggar) he stashed a few thousand away under his bed. Mike
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Post by: Pendragon on December 28, 2010, 05:04:48 PM
I'm with you mike, George is ace  :-*
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Post by: Trojan on December 29, 2010, 12:45:39 AM
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I'm with you mike, George is ace  :-*

"Ace" I have not heard that in years.  L0L
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Post by: Fester on December 29, 2010, 01:25:53 AM
Trojan, If you wanna hear ACE... then just listen to this messiah of Rock!

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Post by: Trojan on December 29, 2010, 05:18:50 PM
Oh I remember Ace alright......The Ace of Spades.  D)

If you like to gamble, I tell you I'm your man
You win some, lose some, it's still the same to me
The pleasure is to play, it makes no difference what you say
I don't share your greed, the only card I need is
The Ace Of Spades
The Ace Of Spades

Playing for the high one, dancing with the devil,
Going with the flow, it's all a game to me,
Seven or Eleven, snake eyes watching you,
Double up or quit, double stake or split, it's
The Ace Of Spades
The Ace Of Spades

You know I'm born to lose, and gambling's for fools,
But that's the way I like it baby,
I don't wanna live for ever,
And don't forget the joker!

Pushing up the ante, I know you've got to see me,
Read 'em and weep, the dead man's hand again,
I see it in your eyes, take one look and die,
The only thing you see, you know it's gonna be,
The Ace Of Spades
The Ace Of Spades
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Post by: Pendragon on December 30, 2010, 11:46:16 PM
Happy  New Year
and my sympathies for New Years Day
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Post by: Pendragon on December 31, 2010, 12:11:23 AM
A few of us were chatting earlier about New Years Eve. Remember when it was the Millenium and people tried to cash in.......taxis wanted 3 times the usual fare and pubs wanted to charge you anything from £5 and up to get in your local boozer for the night and forget the entertainment.  I don't ever remember local pubs charging before. A lot of people decided to have their own parties instead, including myself. Since then the pubs seem to have gone quieter on NYE as people realised they had just as much fun. Most people I speak to now would rather go to a party.   Z**
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Post by: Fester on December 31, 2010, 12:23:29 AM
So why are many of them CHARGING for entrance if its so quiet??

Hang on a minute... did I just write the 10,000th post on this New Forum?



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Post by: Pendragon on December 31, 2010, 12:29:42 AM
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So why are many of them CHARGING for entrance if its so quiet??
No I don't mean quiet just not as busy as it used to be, I mean everyone used to go out NYE didn't they. Or is it just me?
The pubs just kept on charging after the Millenium.
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Post by: Fester on December 31, 2010, 12:36:36 AM
The Millenium NYE was the worst NY ever.
I fell for the big con,  I bought tickets for several pubs and clubs in advance.... and every one of them was totally dead.
In one pub was my wife's ex, (who wanted to cause trouble) so we left......
In the next pub was an ex of mine....(who always wanted to cause trouble) , so we left.

We saw the New Year in at the quietest pub, in the quietest part, of the quietest city in the world I reckon.



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Post by: Pendragon on December 31, 2010, 12:46:04 AM
Thats what I mean the traditional pub crawl was out of the question and still is today.
Bottle of champers in the fridge for when we get in from wk and I'm a happy bunny especially as Gez doesn't like it very much.  ZXZ
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Post by: Trojan on December 31, 2010, 06:42:39 PM
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The Millenium NYE was the worst NY ever.
I fell for the big con,  I bought tickets for several pubs and clubs in advance.... and every one of them was totally dead.
In one pub was my wife's ex, (who wanted to cause trouble) so we left......
In the next pub was an ex of mine....(who always wanted to cause trouble) , so we left.

We saw the New Year in at the quietest pub, in the quietest part, of the quietest city in the world I reckon.


"For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne"..........  +}}{-- :__)+ _))++ $drink$
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Post by: Yorkie on December 31, 2010, 07:11:31 PM
Should Auld aquaintance be forgot?   Definitely!!!                            L0L
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Post by: DaveR on January 01, 2011, 10:45:09 AM
A friend posted this link to the fireworks display in London last night. I took a look, just expecting the usual stuff but....wow...what a display, superb and a real credit to London:

London Fireworks on New Year's Day 2011 - New Year Live - BBC One (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xy_9bx6U8_0#ws)
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Post by: Ian on January 01, 2011, 10:48:53 AM
It was the best of the cities whose displays TV showed last night, anyway.  They didn't show Paris or Rome, however.  
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Post by: Yorkie on January 01, 2011, 11:12:24 AM
What a waste of money iin these austere times!   Or are these times not so austere as they would have us believe?     _))*
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Post by: Paddy on January 01, 2011, 11:25:24 AM
Excellent Dave. I hope the extra 4p a litre I have to pay for my diesel will be used for next year's display!
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Post by: DaveR on January 01, 2011, 11:28:07 AM
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Excellent Dave. I hope the extra 4p a litre I have to pay for my diesel will be used for next year's display!
It's time to go electric, Paddy!
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 01, 2011, 12:23:37 PM
I looked at the new electric Nissan Leaf, but it costs about £24,000 (including the government grant of £5,000) and only has a range of about 100 miles, may be less on the hilly roads here and what happens when the batteries need replacing and what is depreciation like on it?  Better to wait for the hydrogen fuel cell car (who knows what that will cost though!)

http://www.nissan.co.uk/?cid=pselectricvehicleUK_enelectricvehiclelocuk&kw=Nissan_leaf#vehicles/electricvehicles/leaf (http://www.nissan.co.uk/?cid=pselectricvehicleUK_enelectricvehiclelocuk&kw=Nissan_leaf#vehicles/electricvehicles/leaf)
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Post by: Paddy on January 01, 2011, 12:42:30 PM
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Excellent Dave. I hope the extra 4p a litre I have to pay for my diesel will be used for next year's display!
It's time to go electric, Paddy!

Dave, I can't even get the battery in my phone to last for a whole shift, I think the car is a few years away yet!
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Post by: Yorkie on January 01, 2011, 01:24:13 PM
I'm going back to the good, old, reliable horse and trap!  GT version, of course!
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Post by: Trojan on January 01, 2011, 06:18:35 PM
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I'm going back to the good, old, reliable horse and trap!  GT version, of course!

How about this milk tanker?
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Post by: Trojan on January 01, 2011, 06:21:09 PM
There's always the Dung Beetle powered by Methane Gas

However, I heard it runs like a fart
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Post by: brumbob on February 14, 2011, 08:11:26 PM
I've never been up Old Road before (from where the flats were googlemapped)
And I spotted the No1s Bistro
Any good reviews on this place?
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Post by: Paddy on February 14, 2011, 08:13:36 PM
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I've never been up Old Road before (from where the flats were googlemapped)
And I spotted the No1s Bistro
Any good reviews on this place?

I've eaten there many times brumbob and always had a great meal.
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Post by: Ian on February 15, 2011, 01:24:57 PM
Popped into Oscar's place and read the comments against his last post before h takes a break.  One particular posting is rather intriguing:

"Sorry, I am for real, but I am also the majority. The majority does actually think Oscar is a nasty spiteful individual.

Muppet you think, that's fine, can live with that.

E-thug does amuse me. One of the limited reasons to be on here. That and my strange voyeuristic urge to witness something wholly unpleasant. Bit like driving past a bad car accident. You shouldn't look but you do.

If Oscar pops his clogs who would take over I wonder? Has he/she put in place a deputy in the hopeful event of a demise :-)"

What's intriguing is the literacy level of the post. The syntax, punctuation and vocabulary, not to forget imagery and style, are well beyond that displayed by the average commenter in Oscar's place. Wonder who it could be?
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Post by: DaveR on February 15, 2011, 01:39:55 PM
Anyone who regards themselves as speaking for the 'majority' usually represents anything but that view.....  :laugh:
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Post by: Ian on February 15, 2011, 01:56:52 PM
I agree.  But the style is interesting.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 15, 2011, 02:38:22 PM
some good characters on there, such as the Irish plumber and then there is Alf (can't recall his surname)  :D
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Post by: Trojan on February 15, 2011, 03:09:28 PM
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some good characters on there, such as the Irish plumber and then there is Alf (can't recall his surname)  :D

I think it's Huckham.  :-X
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Post by: Trojan on February 15, 2011, 03:13:02 PM
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I agree.  But the style is interesting.

The 'smiley' at the end of the post is 'interesting'.
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Post by: Pendragon on February 15, 2011, 04:23:41 PM
He may have an interesting style, it's just a shame he spouts a pile of drivel.  You sound like you already know who it is Ian?
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Post by: Pendragon on February 15, 2011, 04:25:24 PM
Does anyone know what's happened to Yorkie?  I actually miss him.
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Post by: Fester on February 15, 2011, 05:47:04 PM
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Popped into Oscar's place and read the comments against his last post before h takes a break.  One particular posting is rather intriguing:

"Sorry, I am for real, but I am also the majority. The majority does actually think Oscar is a nasty spiteful individual.

Muppet you think, that's fine, can live with that.

E-thug does amuse me. One of the limited reasons to be on here. That and my strange voyeuristic urge to witness something wholly unpleasant. Bit like driving past a bad car accident. You shouldn't look but you do.

If Oscar pops his clogs who would take over I wonder? Has he/she put in place a deputy in the hopeful event of a demise :-)"

What's intriguing is the literacy level of the post. The syntax, punctuation and vocabulary, not to forget imagery and style, are well beyond that displayed by the average commenter in Oscar's place. Wonder who it could be?

Most odd, very strange business.
I tried to look on Oscar today, after a couple of days absence, and it seems to be 'offline' entirely.

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Post by: brumbob on February 15, 2011, 05:51:39 PM
That Angie X in the thread sounds like someone you would not want to go up against  WWW
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Post by: Bri Roberts on February 15, 2011, 06:09:30 PM
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Does anyone know what's happened to Yorkie?  I actually miss him.

I wonder if Yorkie could be Oscar.  *&(

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Post by: DaveR on February 15, 2011, 06:19:26 PM
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I tried to look on Oscar today, after a couple of days absence, and it seems to be 'offline' entirely.
All 'Blogger' Blogs (including mine) were offline for a while this afternoon, some sort of technical fault.
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Post by: Pendragon on February 15, 2011, 06:36:30 PM
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That Angie X in the thread sounds like someone you would not want to go up against  WWW
What a good judge of character you are Brumbob  ;)
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Post by: Trojan on February 15, 2011, 09:16:24 PM
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Does anyone know what's happened to Yorkie?  I actually miss him.

I wonder if Yorkie could be Oscar.  *&(


I put an APB out for Yorkie in the 3 Towns Arms on Feruary 6th, when Mike went AWOL also, but everyone was more concerned about Mike.

Mike was in India, but Yorkie is still AWOL.  :(
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Post by: DaveR on February 15, 2011, 09:17:38 PM
I will email him.
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Post by: Trojan on February 15, 2011, 09:19:53 PM
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I will email him.

Rodger that.  :)
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Post by: Fester on February 15, 2011, 11:35:40 PM
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I've never been up Old Road before (from where the flats were googlemapped)
And I spotted the No1s Bistro
Any good reviews on this place?

BrumBob,
I can highly recommend it.
Mrs Fester and I have been there many times.... and our next visit is overdue.
Howard and Annie are great hosts.... and Annie is an amazing chef.
You won't be disappointed.
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Post by: dwsi on February 15, 2011, 11:51:57 PM
there is a very good review on tripadvisor
http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g190724-d732928-Reviews-Number_One_s_Bistro-Llandudno_Conwy_County_North_Wales_Wales.html (http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g190724-d732928-Reviews-Number_One_s_Bistro-Llandudno_Conwy_County_North_Wales_Wales.html)
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Post by: brumbob on February 15, 2011, 11:57:44 PM
everybody says the decor is a local eyesore  :-\
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Post by: Fester on February 16, 2011, 12:00:18 AM
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everybody says the decor is a local eyesore  :-\

See past that..... sample the great food and service.
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Post by: Trojan on February 16, 2011, 09:21:48 PM
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This should appeal to Cllr Oddy. I know he's an avid fan of transparency.
By that you mean you don't see him around anymore?

No, he wears the same kind of shorts as myself when jogging.
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Post by: brumbob on February 16, 2011, 10:20:17 PM
I can see your nuts  _))*
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Post by: Trojan on February 17, 2011, 06:09:46 AM
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I can see your nuts  _))*

People taking a stroll were commenting that it was nice to see an elephant's trunk on Colwyn Bay promenade again.



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Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 17, 2011, 10:15:12 AM
The other day we saw an Arriva bus in the old Crossville colours, it looks really good in green. I've seen it twice now, both times without my camera!
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Post by: Hugo on February 17, 2011, 04:28:33 PM
It's a few years since we've had a meal at the No 1 but we have always enjoyed the meals there.  I found the pew like seats a little hard on the bottom and would imagine that a large person couldn't fit on them at all.
Are they still there?     The meals were always delicious though so obviously the seating didn't put me off.
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Post by: brumbob on February 17, 2011, 09:24:52 PM
I hear that African Elephants have bigger ones  ;)

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Post by: Blongb on February 17, 2011, 11:41:56 PM
I'm with you on the pews Hugo, I also found them very uncomfortable after 20 minutes or so. But that said the food was very enjoyable
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Post by: Pendragon on February 18, 2011, 12:44:27 AM
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This should appeal to Cllr Oddy. I know he's an avid fan of transparency.
By that you mean you don't see him around anymore?

No, he wears the same kind of shorts as myself when jogging.
Well that makes sense of the "thucking thupid i ll thuffocate!" search term  _))*

Feel free to remove that post
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Post by: Fester on February 18, 2011, 06:58:44 PM
Ian has been shifting things around again !!  Pack it in!!

Right, after all that walking and complaining.... I'm off to Pars for that most excellent £11.50 eat all you like buffet.

He ain't going to make much profit out of me tonight, I'm starving!

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Post by: Ian on February 19, 2011, 07:38:12 AM
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Ian has been shifting things around again !!  Pack it in!!

 *&(
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Post by: DaveR on February 19, 2011, 08:25:30 AM
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Ian has been shifting things around again !!  Pack it in!!
It was actually meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! I don't usually bother to move posts around, but a set of restaurant reviews in Local Eyesores seemed a bit out of place.  8)
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Post by: Ian on February 19, 2011, 08:54:02 AM
Ha!


 $hands$

 D)
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Post by: Nemesis on February 19, 2011, 10:31:28 AM
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Ian has been shifting things around again !!  Pack it in!!

Right, after all that walking and complaining.... I'm off to Pars for that most excellent £11.50 eat all you like buffet.

He ain't going to make much profit out of me tonight, I'm starving!



Hey Do you lot ever eat at home?
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Post by: brumbob on February 20, 2011, 11:21:02 PM
Still can't understand why my Funny Films thread was moved from Games and Jokes to The 3 Towns Arcade?
It's just going to clog it up in here, especially after this was said  ???
Quote
a vast plethora of seemingly unrelated topics is one of the major deterrents to new folk joining.
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Post by: Ian on February 21, 2011, 07:40:30 AM
There are two points, really: the first is that the coffee centre is a place where we can talk about anything, so it's as good a place for videos as anywhere else.  The second is that I'm trying to prevent topics mushrooming as they did on the old forum. If everyone starts a new topic for anything they want, then the topic indexes appear when a new members is browsing, and it will just seem overwhelming.

The biggest issue is redundant duplication.  When you have new topics being started willy-nilly, after a while people forget there's an existing topic that covers what they want to ask or say, and they start a new one.  It's already happened in here, and that's an even bigger issue than duplication. The interesting thing is that I suspect some folk start a new topic because they feel that - unless they do - it might get missed.  But that doesn't happen.  Any new posting in any topic will appear when you click 'Show unread posts since your last visit'.

Now, if you're going to be posting vast numbers of links to You Tube videos, then I agree it makes sense to have a separate topic - perhaps something called 'Interesting YouTube videos', for instance.   That topic should be placed in 'Music, TV, Radio and the Arts', and not in here, so I'll split and move it. Look in there for it when you return.

I think newcomers to any forum expect to find some semblance of order and organisation already in place so they can find subjects relatively easily. 



 
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Post by: Fester on February 21, 2011, 11:43:13 AM
Ian, I have just noticed your reply... and I apologise, as it was DAVE doing the tinkering !!

But... the very fact that I have just noticed your reply is an issue in itself.
Because when a topic is moved to another thread, it will not display when I click ''show replies to MY posts''
Or if it does, I miss it, because its now been moved to a thread I wasn't expecting to need to look at.

Anyway.... carry on,   and DAVE...PACK IT IN !    L0L L0L
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Post by: Ian on February 21, 2011, 04:14:33 PM
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Because when a topic is moved to another thread, it will not display when I click ''show replies to MY posts''

That's right.  And that's actually the best reason for not using that function, but always using "Show unread posts since last visit." That function displays everything, including the moved, merged or changed posts.

In fact, many forums don't have the former as you can miss a lot of new stuff by only using 'show replies to MY posts''.
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Post by: brumbob on February 21, 2011, 06:34:07 PM
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Now, if you're going to be posting vast numbers of links to You Tube videos, then I agree it makes sense to have a separate topic - perhaps something called 'Interesting YouTube videos', for instance.   That topic should be placed in 'Music, TV, Radio and the Arts', and not in here, so I'll split and move it. Look in there for it when you return.
so It's OK to start a new thread for non you tube videos  _))*
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Post by: Ian on February 21, 2011, 08:09:56 PM
Nah - I think we'll use YouTube as a generic title...


 :twoface: :twoface: :twoface:
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Post by: brumbob on February 21, 2011, 09:48:58 PM
he he, ok, you're the boss
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Post by: Trojan on February 21, 2011, 09:53:21 PM
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he he, ok, you're the boss

What about DaveR? Does Ian have more shares in the forum?  8)
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Post by: Trojan on February 21, 2011, 09:54:25 PM
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I will email him.

Rodger that.  :)

Any word from Yorkie yet?  :votive:
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Post by: Nemesis on February 21, 2011, 09:56:37 PM
Same as another local blogger !!!!! AWOL
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Post by: Bri Roberts on February 21, 2011, 10:13:34 PM
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Does anyone know what's happened to Yorkie?  I actually miss him.

I wonder if Yorkie could be Oscar.  *&(


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Post by: brumbob on February 21, 2011, 10:16:51 PM
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What about DaveR? Does Ian have more shares in the forum?  8)
It seems not
(http://imageupload.org/?di=5129832650616)Dave
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Post by: Trojan on February 21, 2011, 10:24:38 PM
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Same as another local blogger !!!!! AWOL

Oscar's back!

It seems someone has been using Angie's name in vain.  >>>
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Post by: Trojan on February 21, 2011, 10:27:40 PM
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What about DaveR? Does Ian have more shares in the forum?  8)
It seems not
(http://imageupload.org/?di=5129832650616)Dave

Dave must have been on the pop again tonight, judging by the PM I received.  Z**

I was a little blunt......so he called me a ****.  ???
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Post by: brumbob on February 21, 2011, 10:31:49 PM
a four star one  :laugh:
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Post by: Trojan on February 21, 2011, 10:42:26 PM
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a four star one  :laugh:

That's why I always stay at the Imperial when in town.  D)
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Post by: Pendragon on February 21, 2011, 11:09:14 PM
It's a good job Oscar knew it was an imposter.  They could have written anything.   :o
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Post by: brumbob on February 21, 2011, 11:16:19 PM
they might have made a better job  L0L

 :-*
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Post by: Pendragon on February 21, 2011, 11:28:26 PM
Very Funny Mr Brum  :D  I wonder if it was the same person tried it with BB?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Trojan on February 22, 2011, 12:16:37 AM
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Very Funny Mr Brum  :D  I wonder if it was the same person tried it with BB?

It's happened to me too.  ££@@
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Fester on February 22, 2011, 12:19:07 AM
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What about DaveR? Does Ian have more shares in the forum?  8)
It seems not
(http://imageupload.org/?di=5129832650616)Dave

Dave must have been on the pop again tonight, judging by the PM I received.  Z**

I was a little blunt......so he called me a ****.  ???

Nah, Dave was restricted to only a modicum of beer at tea time.
I believe Dave uses that phrase as a term of endearment, so he must like you!

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Pendragon on February 22, 2011, 12:30:58 AM
it's happened to me too. IDIC

Trojan I hope they land up.......up to their neck in it  ;)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Trojan on February 22, 2011, 01:37:33 AM
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it's happened to me too. IDIC

Trojan I hope they land up.......up to their neck in it  ;)

 L0L
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Post by: Pendragon on February 22, 2011, 01:45:18 AM
 _))* _))* _))*  Stop acting the goat

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Trojan on February 22, 2011, 01:58:16 AM
Knowing him, I'm surprised no mudwrestling took place.  :D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Pendragon on February 22, 2011, 01:59:59 AM
I've got the giggles now.   :laugh:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Ian on February 22, 2011, 08:32:36 AM
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What about DaveR? Does Ian have more shares in the forum?

Shares? In the forum?  _))* _))* _))* _))* _))*

Dave and I play different roles, but it's a totally mutual effort. And with there only being two of us, at least we know who to blame when things go wrong.   :D :D :D

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Nemesis on February 22, 2011, 02:01:45 PM
Which is which?   ;D Just so I can form a mental picture. _))*
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Ian on February 22, 2011, 02:52:43 PM
 $lol$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: brumbob on February 22, 2011, 07:33:11 PM
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Does anyone know what's happened to Yorkie?  I actually miss him.

I wonder if Yorkie could be Oscar.  *&(


Strange they both appeared again on the same day  :o
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: brumbob on February 22, 2011, 07:46:29 PM
THEY are the seagulls who DON’T like to be beside the seaside.

Birmingham City Council pest controllers have vowed to fight back against the winged menace, who stand accused of stealing food from the hands of children and swooping on innocent bystanders.
They plan to replace their eggs with artificial ones to fool the birds to stay in their nests.

A six-month trial begins in the Jewellery Quarter next month – the area where most people have complained.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: brumbob on February 22, 2011, 08:47:47 PM
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Which is which?   ;D Just so I can form a mental picture. _))*

No idea  ?{}?




Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: DaveR on February 22, 2011, 08:50:22 PM
Instant Ban from the Forum...which is repealed for impressive use of Photoshop.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: brumbob on February 22, 2011, 08:57:13 PM
 :laugh:

PaintShopPro,
Photoshop would take longer, be harder but much more realistic (plus I haven't got it installed on this PC)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: JasonW on February 22, 2011, 09:52:09 PM
New subject: Dog Control Orders
http://www.conwy.gov.uk/doc.asp?cat=143&doc=28014&Language=1 (http://www.conwy.gov.uk/doc.asp?cat=143&doc=28014&Language=1)
It may be worth Forum members looking at the proposals for the new Dog Control Orders.
Wide ranging orders affecting:
Dog Exclusion zones, including North Shore and West Shore beaches, Playgrounds, Marked Sports Pitches, Playgrounds
Dog on Lead Areas, including Playing Fields, Cycle Paths, Roads( inc Pavements, Footways and verges) on all roads below 40mph
Of interest to Dog Owners and Non-Dog Owners
Consultation ends 10th March
 $thanx$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: DaveR on February 22, 2011, 10:09:06 PM
Dog Control Orders have caused quite a stir with dog owners. Unfortunately, the problem with dog mess is so widespread that something needs to be done.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: brumbob on February 22, 2011, 10:12:37 PM
All well and good but wont these just be bye-laws (like the no parking on the pavement by the pier) that most people wont take any notice of and that wont or rarely be enforced?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 22, 2011, 10:35:20 PM
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New subject: Dog Control Orders
http://www.conwy.gov.uk/doc.asp?cat=143&doc=28014&Language=1 (http://www.conwy.gov.uk/doc.asp?cat=143&doc=28014&Language=1)
Of interest to Dog Owners and Non-Dog Owners
Consultation ends 10th March
 $thanx$

I'm all for it, I just hope that they will be strictly enforced, the dog mess situation is just shocking, you can't look at the view when walking  in case you tread in something  :rage:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Pendragon on February 22, 2011, 10:55:32 PM
I think the majority of dog owners who'll moan are those that take their dogs for a quick waz in a kids playground.  Dogs should be on leads on pavements anyway. However I do think dogs should be allowed on beaches as long as people clean up after them, it just seems once again everyone is bearing the brunt for selfish irresponsible dog owners. 
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Fester on February 23, 2011, 12:05:13 AM
Don't worry Angie ... none of this will be enforced.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Nemesis on February 23, 2011, 11:15:43 AM
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I think the majority of dog owners who'll moan are those that take their dogs for a quick waz in a kids playground.  Dogs should be on leads on pavements anyway. However I do think dogs should be allowed on beaches as long as people clean up after them, it just seems once again everyone is bearing the brunt for selfish irresponsible dog owners. 

I agree with you there Angie, some of the paths on the Orme are disgusting and as for the dunes at West Shore-- they are worse.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: brumbob on February 23, 2011, 07:19:26 PM
There seems to be more irresponsible than responsible dog owners
put them all down  ;D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Yorkie on February 23, 2011, 07:26:39 PM
There are many local authorities throughout the UK who have by-laws requiring all dogs to be kept on a lead in public places.  Great idea as far as I am concerned.     D)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Yorkie on February 23, 2011, 08:11:12 PM
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Does anyone know what's happened to Yorkie?  I actually miss him.

I wonder if Yorkie could be Oscar.  *&(
Strange they both appeared again on the same day  :o

Would not associate myself with the Oscar Blog.  Full of a load of rubbish that just encourages other rubbish comments.  However I do know who is behind Oscar and have known for a considerable time.   D)

OK!  I'll let the secret out - it is AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH . . . . . . .
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Fester on February 23, 2011, 11:09:07 PM
Yorkie???  Are you alright???    Did you get strangled???   Was it Masonic hit men?

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Yorkie on February 24, 2011, 08:16:43 AM
Just got swatted with a rolled up copy of the Financial Times!      L0L
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: DaveR on February 24, 2011, 08:20:34 AM
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Just got swatted with a rolled up copy of the Financial Times!      L0L
A copy of LegalWeek might be more appropriate.... ;)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Yorkie on February 24, 2011, 08:27:05 AM
That was rolled up inside the FT!    $wales
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Ian on February 24, 2011, 08:27:52 AM
 _))* _))* _))*
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Trojan on February 24, 2011, 03:18:00 PM
I know where Oscar has his hair cut.......
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Yorkie on February 24, 2011, 04:23:44 PM
Suits her doesn't it?     *&(
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: brumbob on February 25, 2011, 04:07:49 PM
Why does facebook keep saying David Roberts is a person I might know and would I like to add him as a friend
How does facebook know this  ???  :laugh:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 25, 2011, 05:28:27 PM
magic, it must be magic D)  I looked at facebook ages ago and registered on it, but I did'nt get it to be honest and now I get the odd email from them saying someone I knew ages ago (or more often people I've never heard of) want to be a 'friend' I suspect it's to do with cookies and your email address book!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: DaveR on February 28, 2011, 09:08:39 AM
Just a reminder that there are no trains again today in Wales as the train drivers are on strike. Apparently, the pay rise taking them to £39,117 a year just wasn't enough.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Ian on February 28, 2011, 09:15:37 AM
Yes - ASLEF seem intent on turning the clock back to the 1970s...
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Bri Roberts on February 28, 2011, 10:31:11 AM
A while ago, I had pre-booked to travel later on 12.44 with Arriva Trains Wales from Llandudno to Chester and then catching the 14.35 Virgin Train from Chester down to London Euston on business.

The overall cost I had paid for the train travel from Llandudno to London was £8.60.

Fair play to Virgin Trains, they have now reserved me a seat on the 12.42 Virgin Train from Llandudno Junction direct to London Euston at no extra cost.

However, the taxi fare quoted earlier this morning by a well-known local taxi firm over to Llandudno Junction will cost me £7 and with a tip is likely to be very similar to what I paid for the actual train fare all the way down to London.


Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: DaveR on February 28, 2011, 10:40:37 AM
How come the train fare was so cheap, Bri? Let us into your ticket buying secrets....
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Bri Roberts on February 28, 2011, 11:02:56 AM
Simply, buy early and be flexible with when you want to travel.

Initially, I would have had to wait at Chester for an hour but now I am pleased to report I do not.

BTW, it also helps to now have a Senior Cardcard.  ;)


Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: brumbob on February 28, 2011, 03:23:31 PM
After topping the polls in 2009 and 2010, Llys Helyg Drive in Llandudno with an average price of £723,100 has been pushed into second place by Twyncyn in Dinas Powys, where the average house price is £838,700
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 02, 2011, 06:06:58 PM
I was going to move there buy that's put me off now  L0L
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 02, 2011, 06:14:00 PM
watch out for this spoof phishing email that I just received  :rage:



Tax rebate
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Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 08:37:39


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Please allow us 9 to 14 days to process your refunds.


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I've removed the links, just in case!

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: brumbob on March 03, 2011, 06:41:17 PM
This scam's been running for about 4 years now and not just in this country.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/money/tax/article6575390.ece (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/money/tax/article6575390.ece)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Paddy on March 03, 2011, 06:54:03 PM
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Simply, buy early and be flexible with when you want to travel.





I'll beat that taxi fare in my cab. As long as you book early and are flexible about when you want to travel!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Paddy on March 03, 2011, 06:56:39 PM
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After topping the polls in 2009 and 2010, Llys Helyg Drive in Llandudno with an average price of £723,100 has been pushed into second place by Twyncyn in Dinas Powys, where the average house price is £838,700

I don't believe you could buy anything on Llys Helig Drive for £723k! I reckon the data is flawed because sales of properties there are quite rare.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: TheMedz on March 03, 2011, 07:26:25 PM
I was verbally quoted  (by a taxi on the rank at the station)  £14 one-way from LJ station to Black Gate. Again more or less what I'd paid for a return ticket to Cardiff. I assume he didn't want to come all this way!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: brumbob on March 04, 2011, 07:37:15 AM
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I'll beat that taxi fare in my cab. As long as you book early and are flexible about when you want to travel!
You can beat the £8.60 fare for Llandudno to London  :o
It's London not The London  :D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: brumbob on March 04, 2011, 07:49:02 AM
Ambitious plans to restore a pavilion on a Victorian pier are expected to be approved later. :)




unfortunately it is Penarth Pier, Vale of Glamorgan :(

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-12632133 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-12632133)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: DaveR on March 04, 2011, 08:10:46 AM
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Ambitious plans to restore a pavilion on a Victorian pier are expected to be approved later. :)
Haha, good one Brumbob, got excited for a split second there.  :D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Ian on March 04, 2011, 09:05:56 AM
Here's a really useful site:  (http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/)  http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/ (http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/)

Use it to check to see if a site is down for everyone or just you.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: DaveR on March 08, 2011, 02:10:24 PM
Oberstgruppenführer, Ian?  :laugh:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Ian on March 08, 2011, 03:57:40 PM
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Oberstgruppenführer, Ian?  laugh

Nice of you to notice   ;D

Well, had to put something after King of the Hill, didn't I?  I've left you Field Marshall...  WWW WWW

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Fester on March 08, 2011, 06:25:50 PM
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Going back a day or two to the closure of Wellworths, several members expressed the opinion that if Woolworths could'nt make a go of it, then no similar store has any chance. I agree in Llandudno high street. But with one proviso. If a large company selling in a particular fashion fails, it does'ent necessarily mean that a new firm could not succeed in a particular site doing the same thing because the big national company would have had good stores, middling stores and poor stores, and if it had too many poor stores, then end of story. But someone taking one of the closed good sites could do well. Mike  P.S. I was very touched that one of the forum members, who shall remain anonimous to save his blushes, wrote to me whilst I was away on holiday to see if I was O.K.  Thats more than half my own family bothered to do.

I don't blush easily Mike...!
It was after consulting with Dave that I checked on your wellbeing.
Little did I know you were still living like a Maharajah in India.
Don't worry about families, mine only 'check to see if I'm OK', if they WANT something.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Llechwedd on March 10, 2011, 12:14:02 PM
There's an ad. in todays NWWN re. renting the kiosk in the Great Orme tram station.  Interested Fester? :o
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Fester on March 10, 2011, 06:02:31 PM
I'm interested in any business opportunity Llechwedd.
I have not seen the ad to which you refer... I don't know what the kiosk is for...but I will be taking a look.

Given the current parlous state of the economy, one has to have a plan B.   

Thanks.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: DaveR on March 10, 2011, 06:13:52 PM
It's a refreshment kiosk, together with some outside picnic tables. Waste of time as a business, in my view.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Richard on March 10, 2011, 09:05:47 PM
The topic is 'What's Llandudno like right now?'

With all due respect, this forum post is now more like a chat line for certain friends.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Fester on March 10, 2011, 09:35:49 PM
Hmm, Richard... you might have a point, sometimes there is a more appropriate thread for a member to post a topic.... and sometimes we get it a little wrong.
Ian or Dave, as Moderators, very regularly MOVE things around if we make such an error.

Some of us (as a result of this Forum) have indeed become friends, and it is by no means a closed shop.
Hell, they even let me in!

So, feel free to join right in ... and be a member, contributor and a friend.... its amazing how quickly it happens!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 10, 2011, 10:19:22 PM
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The topic is 'What's Llandudno like right now?'

With all due respect, this forum post is now more like a chat line for certain friends.

I can't see the problem here, anyone can join in, none are excluded, as Fester says as a result of this forum some have us have met and become friends, surely that's a good thing isn't it  ZXZ
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Yorkie on March 11, 2011, 07:43:38 AM
Maybe more use should be made of the PM (personal message) service available on the Forum!     L0L
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Ian on March 11, 2011, 08:45:25 AM
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With all due respect, this forum post is now more like a chat line for certain friends.

Hi, Richard. Your comment is valid, and it's a trap into which forums tend to fall after a while.  It's human nature that when you chat with the same contributors on a daily basis and even get to know some of them in the real world, topics tend to wander. In this case, however, the deviation was occasioned by the return of one of our forum 'regulars' from far afield, so it was entirely natural for members to want to welcome him back in the place he first posted.  As Fester says, however, Dave and I keep a close eye on what's being said and I often move postings to more suitable topics, particularly if a trend develops that threatens to derail the topic. In this case, it would be something like The Arcade which is a group of topics for general chatting, so I'll probably get round to that later today.

But thanks for taking the time to mention what I know some folk do feel.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: brumbob on March 25, 2011, 12:21:27 PM
Interesting read.

Before you read to the end,where the answer is. Do you know what the main ingredient of WD-40 is?

I had a neighbour who had bought a new van. I got up very early one Sunday morning and saw that some vandal had spray painted red all around the sides of this white van. I went over and told him the bad news. He was very upset and was trying to work out what to do, probably nothing until Monday morning, since nothing was open.

Another neighbour came out and told him to get some WD-40 and clean it off. It removed the unwanted paint beautifully and did not harm the paint that was on the van. I'm impressed!
WD-40 - how did someone work out it would do that?

'Water Displacement No.40' The product began from a search for rust preventative solvent and degreaser to protect missile parts. WD-40 was created in 1953 by three technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company. Its name comes from the project that was to find a 'water displacement' compound. They were successful with the fortieth formulation, thus WD-40. The Convair Company bought it in bulk to protect their atlas missile parts.

Ken East (one of the original founders) says there is nothing in WD-40 that would hurt you. It's the first thing that has ever cleaned that spotty shower screen. If yours is plastic, it works just as well as on glass. It's a miracle! Then try it on your cooker top .... Kazamm! It's now shinier than it's ever been. You'll be amazed.

Here are some other uses:

1. Protects silver from tarnishing.
2. Removes road tar and grime from cars.
3. Cleans and lubricates guitar 20 strings.
4. Gives floors that 'just-waxed' sheen without making them slippery.
5. Keeps flies off cows.
6. Restores and cleans blackboards.
7. Removes lipstick stains.
8. Loosens stubborn zips.
9. Untangles jewelry chains.
10. Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.
11. Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.
12. Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing.
13. Removes tomato stains from clothing.
14. Keeps glass shower screens free of water spots.
15. Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.
16. Keeps scissors working smoothly.
17. Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes.
18. It removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor! Use WD-40 for those nasty tar and scuff marks on flooring. It doesn't seem to harm the finish and you won't have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off. Just remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks.
19. Dead insects will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly! Use WD-40!
20. Gives a children's playground gym slide a 20 shine for a super fast slide.
21. WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray on the mark and wipe with a clean rag.
22. Also, if you've discovered that your teenage daughter has washed and dried a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40 and rewash. Presto! The lipstick is gone!
23. Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open.
24. Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.
25. Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers.
26. Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles.
27.. Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans.
28. Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy handling.
29. Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly.
30. Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.
31. Removes splattered grease on stove.
32. Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.
33. Lubricates prosthetic limbs.
34. Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).
35. Removes all traces of duct tape.
36. Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis pain.
37. WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a little on live bait or lures and you will be catching the big one in no time. Also, it's a lot cheaper than the chemical attractants that are made for just that purpose.
Keep in mind though, using some chemical laced baits or lures for fishing are not allowed in some counties .
38. Use it for gnat bites. It takes the sting away immediately and stops the itch.

And for some reason...........spray it on your arthritic knee joints etc and it will ease them.

P. S. The basic ingredient is FISH OIL.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: DaveR on March 25, 2011, 12:46:59 PM
WD40 is petrol based, there is no fish oil in it! You should never spray it on skin,

Composition:
50%: Stoddard solvent (i.e., mineral spirits – primarily hexane, somewhat similar to kerosene)
25%: Liquefied petroleum gas (presumably as a propellant; carbon dioxide is now used instead to reduce WD-40's considerable flammability)
15+%: Mineral oil (light lubricating oil)
10-%: Inert ingredients
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Yorkie on March 25, 2011, 01:21:27 PM
An old friend of mine was an absolute whiz-kid at repairing slot machines and could repair any machine that the other engineers couldn't fix.  They found out after he left them that all he did was spray the innards of the machines to dispell the water using WD 40 or a similar product that he'd obtained from a pal who worked in the Aircraft industry.    It was a few years ago before it was in general use but one must admire his ingenuity.  He never did let on to anyone else all the time he worked for the company!     L0L
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: brumbob on March 25, 2011, 01:21:53 PM
 :laugh: I wondered why fish oil would Keeps pigeons off the balcony

yes, best not to spray it on skin
http://www.wd40.co.uk/media/adobe/2/0/WD-40_aerosol_MSDS.pdf (http://www.wd40.co.uk/media/adobe/2/0/WD-40_aerosol_MSDS.pdf)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Trojan on March 26, 2011, 08:49:22 PM
When we were kids, we used to make flamethrowers using cans of WD40.  :twoface:

WD40 Flamethrower 2, High Speed (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbaEfQDlI5A#)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: DaveR on March 26, 2011, 08:53:02 PM
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When we were kids, we used to make flamethrowers using cans of WD40.  :twoface:
We used to do similar things with the bunsen burner gas taps in school. You had to turn the gas on and see how long you could leave it before igniting the gas.  <:>
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Trojan on March 26, 2011, 09:00:23 PM
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When we were kids, we used to make flamethrowers using cans of WD40.  :twoface:
We used to do similar things with the bunsen burner gas taps in school. You had to turn the gas on and see how long you could leave it before igniting the gas.  <:>

Bunsen burners (invented by Robert Bunsen Paddy) we used them to heat the science lab at our school.

 :votive:  :votive:  :votive:  :votive:  :votive:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Ian on March 27, 2011, 08:26:31 AM
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Bunsen burners (invented by Robert Bunsen Paddy) we used them to heat the science lab at our school.

That would give the H & S folks a heart attack, now :-))

As a toddler, I remember my father had a gas poker, a fearsome looking thing, with a long red pipe which he used to plug onto the gas tap in the kitchen before tuning the gas on then running into the living room to light the thing. My main interest then was why there was always a hole in the pipe before the burner;  exactly the way Bunsen burners have a slot in the side.  I could never work out why the gas didn't simply leak out at that point.  But then - I was only four....
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Post by: Yorkie on March 27, 2011, 11:31:44 AM
I have just been on-line to renew my Lottery entries which I do 8 weeks at a time.  Whilst I was there I had a look at the Unclaimed Prizes list and there are absolute Millions of pounds that are unclaimed including many prizes of £1,000,000 and many over £100,000.    How can people manage to win such sums and never bother to claim them?     ZXZ

Needless to say none of them were mine!   ;D
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Post by: brumbob on March 27, 2011, 11:52:09 AM
Lost tickets, mistakenly reading the results, dying, just plain stupid
take your pick
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Post by: Yorkie on March 27, 2011, 12:06:23 PM
It pays to do it online as the tickets are checked automatically and the cash credited to your account.   ;D
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Post by: Fester on March 27, 2011, 10:51:22 PM
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Lost tickets, mistakenly reading the results, dying, just plain stupid
take your pick

Or...like my wife, putting the odd lucky-dip on,  then totally forgetting about it, until the tickets falls out of one of her bags...MONTHS later.
It drives me mad.

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Post by: Ian on March 28, 2011, 08:12:29 AM
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It pays to do it online as the tickets are checked automatically and the cash credited to your account.

I wonder if the automatic system manages to get it right with the big prizes, though?  Knowing software, it wouldn't surprise me to find that it's never been tested with a very large payout  :weeping:
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Post by: DaveR on March 28, 2011, 08:13:59 AM
Why dont you all just give me your Lottery money...and I'll tell you that you've won nothing every week?  ;D  ???  :roll:
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Post by: Yorkie on March 28, 2011, 10:18:05 AM
The National Lottery do that already!    L0L
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Post by: Pendragon on April 04, 2011, 10:19:21 AM
I've just been given a copy of the train journey from Chester to Holyhead filmed in the 70s I think.  All footage taken from the drivers cab.  It can be viewed using VLC.  How do I upload it?

I've also been given a copy of the film The Card some of which was filmed in Llandudno.  Again I don't know what year.  I think it was the 50s maybe?
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Post by: Trojan on April 05, 2011, 03:57:49 AM
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I've also been given a copy of the film The Card some of which was filmed in Llandudno.  Again I don't know what year.  I think it was the 50s maybe?

It was released in 1952.

Pictured are two local females who appeared in the film and below Sir Alec Guinness under Llandudno pier.
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Post by: DaveR on April 05, 2011, 07:05:43 AM
That second Still was done in a Studio, rather than on location in Llandudno.
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Post by: Ian on April 05, 2011, 08:14:43 AM
A US cloud storage provider is being sued because it did not provide a recoverable backup of TV show files deleted by an aggrieved ex-employee. (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/04/04/cyberlynk_zodiac_island/)
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Post by: Pendragon on April 05, 2011, 01:42:07 PM
The utter stupidity of some would be criminals never fails to amaze me.  I mean what kind of a Muppet gets stuck in a recycling bin.  The men were attempting to steal clothes from the unit.  One lad climbed in and then passed the clothes out to his accomplice, who on noticing the CCTV cameras were watching them, ran away leaving his mate trapped.  Firefighters managed to cut the lad out and surprise suprise he was let off with a caution.

http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/8223940.Man_stuck_in_recycling_bin/ (http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/8223940.Man_stuck_in_recycling_bin/)

 
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Post by: Pendragon on April 05, 2011, 02:03:43 PM
I went to see Ali Gugs yesterday.  I love going to his house.  He's like a Magpie with his ever increasing collection of bits and bobs.  He's always got something new to show me.  Yesterday it was an old bottle with the words Kickapoo oil embossed on the side.  The Kickapoo are an Indian tribe and the oil was used as a cough remedy, I think the bottle dates from around 1890.  He found it on an old bottle dump in Pen. (pic 1)
He also showed me a really small leather bound bible.  I say bible as that what is says on the front, however this book turned out to be anything but the holy version as you can see from the picture.  I don't know how old it is.
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Post by: Yorkie on April 05, 2011, 02:12:36 PM
They would get up to all sorts of tricks years ago to produce pornography and set the pictures in many innocent looking items.    )*)&
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Post by: Pendragon on April 05, 2011, 02:21:18 PM
I meant to put these two pictures on here a couple of weeks ago.  They are huge paintings that hang in Bangor Cathedral.
Now I might have these the wrong way round, I don't know much about art as it goes.  The first called WHY is a modern interpretation of Caravaggio's Entombment c1602 - 4 painted in 2000.
The second is called STILL DOUBTING and is a modern interpretation of Doubting Thomas c1602 - 3 and was painted in 1999.  Both painted by John Granville Gregory.
Both pictures were taken on my phone and I didn't realise you were not allowed to take a photo until I read the sign after. So I apologise for the poor quality.
Amazing aren't they. I like the way the lads are wearing modern clothes and in the last picture the guy in the leather jacket reminds me of Harry Potter.  There you go my first Art Review.  Da Iawn Miss Parry.
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Post by: Ian on April 05, 2011, 02:26:24 PM
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the guy in the leather jacket reminds me of Harry Potter.

Or David Tennant?
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Post by: Yorkie on April 05, 2011, 04:27:31 PM
Pendragon said: " Both pictures were taken on my phone and I didn't realise you were not allowed to take a photo until I read the sign after. So I apologise for the poor quality."


All I can do is make 3 comments
1) They are great pieces of Art
2)  I'm going to tell the Bishop.    L0L

3)  Get a new phone if you are going to make a habit of this!     _))*
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Post by: Pendragon on April 05, 2011, 05:00:17 PM
 :D fair comments Yorkie my man.

My phone doesn't do them justice to be fair, if you do like art next time your in Bangor have a look in the Cathedral its magnificent.

I've got a new camera now, just wish I had it on the day  :(
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Post by: Trojan on April 07, 2011, 01:36:45 AM
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That second Still was done in a Studio, rather than on location in Llandudno.

I thought the "ironwork" looked more like "woodwork"  ???
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Post by: JasonW on April 07, 2011, 08:49:16 AM
Llandudno's Great Orme and it's mines on BBC2 this evening at 9pm: A History of Celtic Britain presented by Neil Oliver (of the Coast programmes)
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Post by: Fester on April 07, 2011, 11:47:53 PM
Don't spoil it .... I'm taping it .... and I don't know the result!
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Post by: SDQ on April 07, 2011, 11:52:14 PM
Obviously the miners lose!
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Post by: Ian on April 08, 2011, 08:22:36 AM
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Obviously the miners lose!

 $lol$  _))*
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Post by: Yorkie on April 08, 2011, 08:36:48 AM
Didn't find it particularly interesting.  He was allowed to go where other lesser mortals couldn't go!    $angry$
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Post by: Llechwedd on April 08, 2011, 01:11:33 PM
Thanks for letting us know that this would be on.  Interesting but what a poor programme, badly written hand held cameras, loud music etc.  Also I cannot believe that the miners deep in the depths of the Great Orme did not have lights that's ridiculous they must have used lamps otherwise how could they get in or out, find their way around and see which piece of rock to hack at?
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Post by: Pendragon on April 08, 2011, 10:29:49 PM
There is nowhere better than Conwy Quay when the sun is shining.  That's how I spent yesterday afternoon I love those unplanned days they always seem to be the best ones. As your probably aware I know absolutely naff all about old cars  ???  John and Ken were all excited when the car below pulled up so I took some pictures. 
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Post by: Pendragon on April 08, 2011, 10:48:53 PM
More from Ali Gugs collection.  The first is an unusual brass lighter. I really like that.  I'll wangle it off him eventually.  The second is a momentum he bought back from Amsterdam.  He bought 2, he gave me one with a hand on and his has a mushroom. Its a tube of glass with clay mouldings.  I had to laugh when he realised they were not ornaments they were actually "crack pipes" they're still nice though. 
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Post by: Pendragon on April 09, 2011, 11:00:45 AM
An old advert for the Deganwy Castle Hotel.
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Post by: Pendragon on April 09, 2011, 11:03:06 AM
A programme from 1901.  The opening of the rifle range on Morfa (I think)
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Post by: Trojan on April 11, 2011, 05:52:16 AM
Looks like it was printed by R. E. Jones & Bros, printers in Conwy.

They're the same company who printed the North Wales Weekly News.
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Post by: Nemesis on April 11, 2011, 08:50:01 AM
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A programme from 1901.  The opening of the rifle range on Morfa (I think)
Funny this should crop up. I was loaned a book this weekend and the Countess of Dundonald is mentioned in it. Her address was Gwyrch Castle, (same one?, )she must have made the journey-- a long way in those days.
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Post by: DaveR on April 11, 2011, 09:46:59 PM
How many people know the story behind this banknote - which originated from Llandudno?

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5149/5610780720_a2772a0ca3_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bara-koukoug/5610780720/)
Cwmni y Ddafad Ddu Gymreig Cyfyngedig (Embregerezh an Dañvad Du Kembreat / Welsh Black Sheep Company Limited) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bara-koukoug/5610780720/#) by bara-koukoug (http://www.flickr.com/people/bara-koukoug/), on Flickr

The full story is here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banknotes_of_the_Chief_Treasury_of_Wales_Limited (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banknotes_of_the_Chief_Treasury_of_Wales_Limited)
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Post by: ormegolf on April 11, 2011, 11:51:01 PM
Dave--I am treading on dangerous ground here so I'll pass it on to you. Your wikipedia link states these notes were issued in 1969 and attracted a 2d stamp duty on a promisory note. But, the 2d seal as shown clearly on the photo, these were phased out between 1956 to 1958 on cheques (after that they had a little sign saying "stamp duty paid.") I am not too sure of the promissory note, cheques were, or maybe are, a form of these. What I am definately sure of is the time they were phased out. Is this worth adding to Wiki's records?   I am also fairly sure that they were phased out because of pressure from the big banks. With the original seal the banks had to pay all the 2d s in advance. With the "stamp duty paid" they only paid up when the blank cheques were actually handed over to the customer. Amazing the lengths Banks will go to to avoid paying anything out Mike
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Post by: DaveR on April 12, 2011, 08:19:01 AM
A quick Google would indicate they were all issued in 1969/70, Mike?
http://www.pjsymes.com.au/Bsheep/BSheep.htm (http://www.pjsymes.com.au/Bsheep/BSheep.htm)
In tiny writing at bottom right of the note is given the artist's name, 'Francis Llewelyn Traversi 1969'.

The full story of Mr. Williams' battle with the UK Government is here, it's quite interesting:
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/04/427909.html (http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/04/427909.html)
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Post by: Bri Roberts on April 12, 2011, 08:44:39 AM
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the artist's name, 'Francis Llewelyn Traversi 1969'.

By coincidence, Mr Traversi's funeral is 11am this morning in Glan Conwy.
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Post by: Pendragon on April 15, 2011, 11:34:18 PM
Llinos and I (my Sister) went on a mission today with a Metal Detector  :D   course I'd have to kill you if I told you where it's need to know and all that  D)  Llinos came to collect me this morning and I jumped in the car metal detector in hand, off we went on our treasure hunt.
OH has been taking the mik since I acquired it "what do you expect to find" he'd snigger,  I told him he'd be laughing on the other side of his face when  I get my weekly spot on Time Team as the Professional Metal Detectorist, you watch   $yes$
It was really exciting when it started bleeping, the anticipation of finding a medieval brooch, a spear head or maybe even a Hoard  :o so as you do, out would come the towels, off with the headphones and carefully we'd dig around the object, revealing it bit by bit we were very professional  :roll:

Needless to say we didn't find "Gold in them there hills" in fact, time after time we'd find another piece of modern day worthless scrap.   ???  We found a piece of iron drain pipe, an old Worthingtons can and to top it off an old bed post  _))*
On the plus side we had a great day,  and a good laugh.  Definitely doing it again  $good$
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Post by: Pendragon on April 24, 2011, 12:20:04 AM
John Peg, Phil and I went on a bit of a wander last week.  John wanted to show me the interior of The Pen Y Gwryd pub.   The pub is situated at the foot of Snowdon and is the same pub that Scott and Tenzing practiced their successful climb of Everest in 1953.  Walking boots hang as mementos on the ceiling in one snug while signatures of famous climbers decorate the ceiling panels in a room off to the right by the entrance, this room is also lined with varnished wood paneling and it looks fantastic, well worth a visit.
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Post by: Fester on April 24, 2011, 09:05:48 AM
Ha ha..!  Angie, is that what you call a Jpeg of J Peg then ?   Z** Z**

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Ha ha..!  Angie, is that what you call a Jpeg of J Peg then ?   Z** Z**


 L0L _))* L0L _))*
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Ha ha..!  Angie, is that what you call a Jpeg of J Peg then ?   Z** Z**


 L0L _))* L0L _))*
he he. go on take the mik you pair, I love him to bits I do  :D :P :-*
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Post by: Trojan on April 24, 2011, 10:33:25 PM
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Ha ha..!  Angie, is that what you call a Jpeg of J Peg then ?   Z** Z**


 L0L _))* L0L _))*
he he. go on take the mik you pair, I love him to bits I do  :D :P :-*

Does he have a brother called Jake the Peg?  _))* (deedle eedle eedle um)
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Post by: Pendragon on April 24, 2011, 11:01:25 PM
My lad showed me these funny exam answers earlier.    _))* L0L

Is there any hope. Bless.............

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Post by: Yorkie on April 26, 2011, 02:50:36 PM
Going through some old papers we came across the Menu for the Dinner held at the opening of the New Llandudno Hospital.   They ate well in those days!!
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Post by: Pendragon on May 02, 2011, 05:37:08 PM
John and I were sat outside his house the other day, it's a lovely little place that overlooks the train tracks in Conwy.  Perfect for John as he's a train fanatic.  As we sat there a Steam Train came past on it's way to Holyhead.  John told me all about it, the name, when it was built, how fast it went, how much coal it used etc etc, which I duly forgot I'm afraid, as I've got the memory span of a gnat!  What he did say was the Steam Train had to go all the way to Holyhead as there was nowhere nearer that the train could turn round.  It seems mad that as it works out around a 100 miles round trip? 
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Post by: DaveR on May 02, 2011, 05:41:05 PM
Diesel trains don't need turntables, so no need for them anymore.
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Post by: Jack on May 02, 2011, 05:54:22 PM
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Diesel trains don't need turntables, so no need for them anymore.

Didn't wrex say that a steam train was coming to the extravaganza?  How did that manage at Llandudno station or did it have a diesel loco on the other end to pull it home?
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Post by: DaveR on May 02, 2011, 05:56:21 PM
They will have reversed it down to the main line at Llandudno Junction, then along to Valley to do the runaround.
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Post by: Ian on May 02, 2011, 07:17:49 PM
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Diesel trains don't need turntables, so no need for them anymore.

I seem to remember that turntables are only used in railway yards, where a single arrival line can be rotated to each of several short lines heading to sheds.

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Post by: ormegolf on May 02, 2011, 09:49:20 PM
I've just been looking at the Menu displayed by Yorkie and it reminded me of a funny situation I found myself in over fifty years ago. I was working in Barclays Bank in Conwy and one of our daily customers was the Wife of the Manager of the Castle Hotel opposite. One day she was complaining to my boss, the bank manager, how she was stuck for staff, illness etc and the hotel secretary had'nt turned up--- "What am I going to do about the menues?"  Believe it or not, in those days, they typed individual menues EVERY DAY for different foods. Maybe ten or twelve to go on ten or twelve tables. My boss shouts to me, "Owen---you can type. Go with Mrs so and so and type her menues." So, off I went to the Castle. However, readers of this forum will know full well that spelling is definately NOT my best subject. And that's in English, never mind French etc. What a struggle, I could do the typing O.K. but ---- .   However I must have got away with it because it became a fairly regular habit for me to go over to the Castle for menu typing (being paid by Barclays Bank of course). But the Hotel gave my Wife and I a free lunch every Sunday which was nice.  Mike
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Post by: SDQ on May 02, 2011, 10:44:32 PM
They will have reversed it down to the main line at Llandudno Junction, then along to Valley to do the runaround.

I understand it was top & tailed with two steam engines which both then had to go to Valley as they have a triangle there to run them around so that they face the correct way for the return journey. If they don't do this their speed is restricted if they operate in 'reverse' which would cause tailbacks on the network on their return journey. When it pulled out of Llandudno one of the sleepers was smouldering and the signaller had to extinguish it with a kettle of water. I hear it also set off lineside fires at Abergele, Prestatyn & Rockliffe Hall on it's way back.
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Post by: hollins on May 02, 2011, 10:56:21 PM
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 However I must have got away with it because it became a fairly regular habit for me to go over to the Castle for menu typing (being paid by Barclays Bank of course). But the Hotel gave my Wife and I a free lunch every Sunday which was nice.  Mike

I loved that story! How relaxed things were in those days.

Thanks to everyone who posted photos of the weekend activities for us out of towners.
It looked like it was a really busy time for everyone and some wonderful blue skies.
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Post by: Nemesis on May 03, 2011, 10:41:48 AM
I have posted some info given to me by a steam train guru on the Coffee Centre thread.
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Post by: Yorkie on May 03, 2011, 01:34:36 PM
This IS the Coffee Centre Thread.   I see no trains!   >>>
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Post by: Jack on May 03, 2011, 07:44:16 PM
Going back to the subject of reversing steam trains and turntables, what happened in the 'Golden Age' of steam when Llandudno was the end of the line? 
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Post by: DaveR on May 03, 2011, 07:57:23 PM
There was a 60ft Turntable at the Carriage Sidings in the Station then.
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Post by: ormegolf on May 03, 2011, 09:52:03 PM
Thanks Hollins for loving my story. Heres another one from the same time and place. New Years Eve 1957. Banks always worked often until 2 or 3 a.m. on that night--every single account had to be "ruled off" and every mortal thing had to be balanced. We in Barclays in Conwy did well and we finished about 10 p.m. The Manager was so pleased he said come on I'll buy everyone a drink in the Castle. He had suffered a stroke as a fairly young man and hadnt had any strong drink for months. It went to his head and he stumbled in the bar and knocked over a four foot high pile of pennies for charity, all sticky from beer. Then I was fancying the young female waitress and stayed long after the others had left. So, at 2 oclock in the morning I found myself walking back to Colwyn Bay where I lived. I got as far  the Black Cat and I thought "Ive got to be back in work in five hours, so I turned around and went back to the bank in Conwy, let myself in, turned on a convector type of heater which gave out a dull red glow, and crashed out asleep on the carpet in the managers office. Unfortunately the door to the Managers room had a frosted glass panel in it. Around six in the morning the daily cleaning lady let herself in, saw the glow in the glass, peered through and saw a body lying on the floor. Next thing she was screaming down Conwy High Street "Theres a body, help, help, someones done themselves in."  Needless to say that didnt go down very well with the Bank Manager. No wonder I never got any promotion.  Mike  By the way this is 100 percent true, there are probably still some Conwy residents who could vouch for it.
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Post by: DaveR on May 03, 2011, 09:53:58 PM
Excellent story, Mike, Keep them coming!  $good$
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Post by: hollins on May 03, 2011, 10:00:01 PM
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Then I was fancying the young female waitress and stayed long after the others had left.

Brilliant! Did you have any success with the waitress?
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Post by: ormegolf on May 04, 2011, 09:50:56 PM
One short word "NO"
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Post by: Pendragon on May 04, 2011, 10:04:44 PM
That story should be in the "funny true stories" thread Mike. Classic
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Post by: Trojan on May 05, 2011, 04:46:43 AM
 L0L Great story.
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Post by: Pendragon on May 05, 2011, 11:47:01 AM
For the last week I've been giving up smoking mainly due to my youngest going on at me, which to be honest is a good thing.  I had my first cigarette at 9 and was buying them regularly from then really, sounds terrible doesn't it.  The local shop used to sell single Peter Stuyvesants for 7p a pop, even at 10 years old we were sold them quite openly over the counter, these were not isolated incidents or a matter of a unscrupulous shopkeepers you understand, judging from the people I have spoken to since, this was pretty acceptable and most shopkeepers did the same .  I was always sent to the shop for cigarettes for my step mother so it was relatively easy to obtain a packet of ten No 6.  By the time I was 11 we were pooling dinner money to share a pack and at 51p we could afford them.
So last Friday was d day as far as the fags go.  I smoked the last cigarette in the morning and on went the patches, I'm not going to say I haven't had a fag as I would be lying I have had 3.  I don't think the patches are that good as I now resemble a gingham cloth  or they could even be out of date I've had them since my last failed attempt months ago :roll:  I'm going to make an appointment in the doctors to get one of those Marlene Dietrich  plastic cigarette contraptions as I think it's more habit than anything.  My poor Hubby has suffered mind, I've paced the floor, been crabby  and I'm also guilty of being one of those annoying reformed smokers the type that really get up my nose.  However this time I shall persevere although I've a feeling Hubby has half a mind to grind up tobacco into my coffee just to keep the peace  :o  I could always give you a day to day account of my plight like I do with Gez................................ok maybe not  _))*
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Post by: Nemesis on May 05, 2011, 01:15:46 PM
Keep it up Pend, my father -in -law smoked 80 Seniors a day (untipped) and you can imagine what he died from. An awful death.
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Post by: Pendragon on May 05, 2011, 01:34:36 PM
I've been smoking cigarettes not pensioners Nem  :o


Only joking, I'm pretty determined this time, I've never smoked that many really but over 30 years it's still not good.
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Post by: Paddy on May 05, 2011, 01:39:47 PM
Pendragon, if you go to Asda and have a brief chat with the Pharmacist he will give you the inhalator (Marlene Dietricht thing) for free.
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Post by: Pendragon on May 05, 2011, 01:52:35 PM
They do that in Boots too,  I'm in town tomorrow, got to go to the Job Centre (that should be an experience I've not been in a job centre for 20 years) so I'll pop in.  Cheers Paddy
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Post by: ormegolf on May 05, 2011, 08:54:48 PM
Job Centres have changed. The're non smoking now
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Post by: Fester on May 05, 2011, 09:03:12 PM
Job Centres have changed in other ways too.... there are b****r all in the way of jobs within!

On the other hand, the days of leafing through cards on racks are over.
Instead, you can browse the computer, and leaf through various topics, almost like being on the Forum.  _))*

On a more positive note though, knowing you as I do, I can't imagine you needing to go there for long.
You are a very determined, reliable, intelligent and hard-working person.  If I was in a position to employ people (like I did for the last 25 years) I would be approaching YOU! 

The Job Centre is full of people that no self respecting recruiter would ever be interested in...sadly.
You won't fit in there I'm happy to say.
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Post by: Pendragon on May 05, 2011, 10:38:19 PM
Ah thanks Fest  :-*

You watch after all my ranting they'll offer me the job of clearing St Agnes Graveyard on a YOP scheme  _))*


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Post by: Pendragon on May 06, 2011, 04:40:37 PM
You were right when you said Job Centers had changed.  On my last visit over twenty years ago I remember racks and racks  of cards offering employment covering three walls, I remember it as being quite basic with melamine tables and plastic chairs.  The idea was to sort through the cards find a job that you considered suitable and take them over to the disapproving stoney faced woman sat in the corner, who on looking at your chosen card would raise her eyebrows in a kind of "your kidding me" way.  That's the only time I ever went to be honest, I always found work without them, there was plenty about at that time. 
The staff in Job Centers have probably heard it all haven't they, you can picture the scene,some spotty can't be ar*ed teenager wearing a baseball cap complete with shell suit acting like Harry Enfields Kevin " ...........erm...........yeah I wanabe a astronaut  " or " Can you do YTS in Ibiza?"  ???  Yes thing's have definitely changed........ now they've got a lop sided fringe covering their face, they've got jeans round their thighs and their underpants on show to all and sundry  and that's just the staff  :o  Nah I'm only joking.
It's all very different now.  I arrived 9am this morning and was greeted by a security guard.  You can only imagine the kind of day they must have sometimes to warrant a security guard on the door  8)   $angry1$
I was directed to a lady who checked out my ID, now believe it or not and this is, I kid you not what she said to me "did you fill out this form on the internet?" she was smiling "Yes" I replied "Well it all looks pretty straight forward, provided there are no problems with your interview this will be the first time we've never had a problem" and she informed that the young man sat on the adjacent desk was going to conduct my 40 minute oops (due to cut backs) 20 minute interrogation  interview.  Now I'm not quite sure what she meant by her statement? It wasn't as if the form was complicated, I mean do people usually write Name Sharon then come to the interview suddenly write Name Brian?  The mind boggles.
I moved tables and hankfully to my relief from this point on everything was very normal, sat in front of me was a guy around my age looking slightly worse for wear to his left was a bottle of Lucozade (dead give away for a hangover) and next to that a bottle of Bubbly.  After a brief introduction and quick question and answers routine he told me it was his last day in the job, his contract had expired and from Monday he'd be sat in my seat.  He'd been for on his leaving do the night before and was a little rough.  Amazes me, more and more people unemployed, more people illegally claiming money and what does the government do, half the time of  interviews so they're not as thorough and then cut staffing levels.   :rage:  Really nice guy too he was very helpful and informative.  I in turn advised him not to turn to crime as a source of income as I was hoping to work with young offenders and it would be embarrassing if he ended up on community work  ;)   ;D


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Post by: DaveR on May 06, 2011, 05:00:43 PM
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Ah thanks Fest  :-*

You watch after all my ranting they'll offer me the job of clearing St Agnes Graveyard on a YOP scheme  _))*



You can borrow my secateurs. ;D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Pendragon on May 06, 2011, 05:15:51 PM
Ever the Gent Dave as usual  D)
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Post by: ormegolf on May 06, 2011, 09:50:29 PM
OOOhhh, my lovely Pendragon. Ive just looked at this thread for the first time in a couple of days. I read it downwards, came across my snipit about non smoking job centres, next I read Festers complementary remarks.  "I THOUGHT HE WAS TALKING ABOUT ME!!!   Oh dear. What a let down. Mike
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Post by: Pendragon on May 06, 2011, 10:02:08 PM
very determined, reliable, intelligent and hard-working person.

C'mon he was obviously talking about me  ;D :-* :twoface:
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Post by: TheMedz on May 06, 2011, 11:08:57 PM
Heard about this job opportunity on the radio today. http://www.movehut.co.uk/blog/uk-job-seekers-race-to-commercial-property-role (http://www.movehut.co.uk/blog/uk-job-seekers-race-to-commercial-property-role)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Pendragon on May 07, 2011, 11:25:43 AM
Heard about this job opportunity on the radio today

Now that sounds like the job for me  :D  All I need now is a cheap driving instructor.  :laugh:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Pendragon on May 07, 2011, 11:27:53 AM
The calendar on the forum say's Mothers day is this week?  I was thinking nice one, this year we get two but alas it wasn't to be, I'll just have to buy my own chocolates and flowers.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: DaveR on May 07, 2011, 11:35:23 AM
It's a U.S. calendar, so is not much use to us. I have disabled the bit that shows U.S. bank holidays etc.
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Post by: Pendragon on May 07, 2011, 11:40:49 AM
Nah I wasn't moaning Dave, I was more disappointed there wasn't two this year  D)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Ian on May 07, 2011, 03:10:48 PM
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The calendar on the forum say's Mothers day is this week?

Sorry;  I should have removed all the US references...
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: ormegolf on May 08, 2011, 09:58:10 PM
A few posts back Dave wrote "keep them coming" to me, after a true story from 1957. So--here we go. In the early 1980s I worked for the new born National Express. This was like an ordinary bus service, passengers got on and off, but over much longer distances. The passenger didnt have to book, the driver didnt know really where anyone was getting off, nor getting on come to that. So there I was, driving from Sheffield heading towards Manchester and North Wales. Stopped at Stocksbridge, around 8 miles west of Sheffield. Next stop, Denton, east of Manchester---the other side of the Pennines.
    This is going to be hard, now, without facial expressions and tones of voice. But I'll do my best. This old fellow appears by my left elbow. "D r i v e r. What---have you done---with my WIFE?""  Me:  Err,err -- Pardon. "I said WHAT --- HAVE YOU DONE --- WITH MY WIFE?"  Me: Well----I'm not too sure---what you're talking about. Old man. " Well you stopped up the road and my Wife got off to go to the toilet ---- and I hav'ent seen her since." The last stop was Stokesbridge, 20 miles back, and the other side of the Pennines.  Excuse the language, but my mind went "Oh doggy doos."  Did she tell me she only wanted to go to the toilet? knowing full well she hadnt. Passenger. I dont know, ---but you could see she wanted to go to the toilet. Im not sure to this day what he meant by that.
    I dont even remember how I got around that problem, 40 passengers wanting to go to M/C N Wales and the prospect of turning back 40 miles. Believe it or not we solved similar problems every day, no mobile phones, no one superior to ask, but a lot of laughs in later years when we went over our experiences. Mike
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Post by: Trojan on May 08, 2011, 10:08:24 PM
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The calendar on the forum say's Mothers day is this week?

Sorry;  I should have removed all the US references...

I found it useful.  ??? I can't buy cards here in March.
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Post by: Trojan on May 08, 2011, 10:25:52 PM
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Did she tell me she only wanted to go to the toilet? knowing full well she hadnt. Passenger. I dont know, ---but you could see she wanted to go to the toilet. Im not sure to this day what he meant by that.

 L0L Good story Mike.

I used to go down to London often in the 1980's on the National Express Rapide coaches - which normally had a toilet at the rear. The service also had a female 'hostess' to bring drinks and light refreshments to the passengers. The 'hostess' has a small 'galley' area opposite the toilet.

Well, to cut a long story short, there I was standing-up relieving myself, trying not to wet the floor due to the motion of the vehicle, when all of a sudden the coach made a sharp turn and the toilet door flew open.

Myself and the 'hostess' exchanged glances  :o before she suddenly dropped her tray of tea and club biscuits all over the floor.
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Post by: Pendragon on May 08, 2011, 11:48:58 PM
there I was standing-up relieving myself, trying not to wet the floor

call me sad but now's the time to explain yrself  xx
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Post by: Yorkie on May 09, 2011, 07:44:29 AM
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Well, to cut a long story short, there I was standing-up relieving myself, trying not to wet the floor due to the motion of the vehicle, when all of a sudden the coach made a sharp turn and the toilet door flew open.
Myself and the 'hostess' exchanged glances  :o before she suddenly dropped her tray of tea and club biscuits all over the floor.

Was it something frightened her?    L0L
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: DaveR on May 09, 2011, 10:18:03 AM
Looks as though the Fuel Protest Blockade was a waste of time:

"A spokesman for Shell, which runs Stanlow, said the site had not been blockaded by the demonstrators. He added: “The protest today has had no effect on operations.”"

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/2011/05/09/fuel-protest-go-slow-brings-a55-to-crawl-in-north-wales-55578-28657934/ (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/2011/05/09/fuel-protest-go-slow-brings-a55-to-crawl-in-north-wales-55578-28657934/)

The unfortunate thing was that the threat of traffic jams deterred many people from travelling yesterday and several businesses said that Llandudno was a lot quieter than a usual Sunday.
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Post by: Trojan on May 10, 2011, 12:35:39 AM
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there I was standing-up relieving myself, trying not to wet the floor

call me sad but now's the time to explain yrself  xx

I was taking a leak due to copious amounts of Bass Charington.  $yes$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: ormegolf on May 12, 2011, 07:30:01 PM
Ego post, me shouting in boastful fashion, not at all sure whether anyone is interested or not but   ---  but  --- TODAY I PASSED THE IAM DRIVING TEST.              (well at least some one will know)  Mike
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: ormegolf on May 12, 2011, 07:33:00 PM
I was going to put this post in the 3 towns arms thread but I thought alcohol and the IAM dont mix Mike
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: DaveR on May 12, 2011, 07:35:41 PM
Well Done, Mike!  $good$
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Post by: Yorkie on May 12, 2011, 08:01:17 PM
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Ego post, me shouting in boastful fashion, not at all sure whether anyone is interested or not but   ---  but  --- TODAY I PASSED THE IAM DRIVING TEST.              (well at least some one will know)  Mike

Congrats Mike.     &well&   
Now you want to try and get the RoSPA Gold Award!
(And if you're interested I am a local Tutor!)
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Post by: ormegolf on May 12, 2011, 10:34:13 PM
Thanks Yorkie for the kind offer but I think I will give taking driving instructions a break for a bit. Only as a joke I might add that I want to rest and go back to normal driving for a while.  Mike
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Post by: Trojan on May 13, 2011, 04:10:14 AM
  ^*^0
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Post by: Ian on May 13, 2011, 08:07:15 AM
Well done, young man :-)))


 ZXZ
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Post by: Nemesis on May 13, 2011, 03:43:01 PM
Well done Mike. xx
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: crd on May 16, 2011, 10:55:48 AM
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Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: DaveR on May 16, 2011, 10:59:10 AM
Very good, what program do you use?  $good$
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Post by: Pendragon on May 16, 2011, 11:16:33 AM
North Wales church yards are running out of space to bury the dead.  

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/2011/05/16/north-wales-churchyards-running-out-of-space-to-bury-the-dead-55578-28699491/ (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/2011/05/16/north-wales-churchyards-running-out-of-space-to-bury-the-dead-55578-28699491/)

This story got me thinking, churches such as St Marys have been around since the 12th century,  St Benedicts in Gyffin may be older than that.  Yet when you go and look at the graves in both these church yards the majority of them date from the early 1800s onwards.  Off the top of my head I think I've seen one or two which date from the 1700s and only those buried inside the churches date any earlier.  Which begs the question where is everybody else buried?  Where are all the people who lived in Conwy throughout the 13th century up until the 17th century.  Four hundred years worth of people vanished......where?  This question could be asked in all parishes throughout Britain I suppose.  
So what happened?  Were they all buried in long forgotten unmarked graves?  If this is the case I find it hard to believe that not a single person was important enough to warrant a headstone of some sort, even the dead in the Neolithic age used stone markers, you only have to see the Cairns and tombs to realise how they revered the dead.
Are our dead up on the mountains, surely not all of them.  
Do church yards wait a given time and re-use the sacred ground, this is a possibility, it could have been common place to do so in the past but in this day and age it would be considered out of the question perhaps.  I know that a lot of people were cremated but not all.  So where are they?
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Post by: Pendragon on May 16, 2011, 11:17:59 AM
Excellent picture Crd  $walesflag$

If your Welsh why do you have an Irish avatar?
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Post by: crd on May 16, 2011, 11:51:12 AM
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Very good, what program do you use?  $good$

I use Photoshop CS5 Dave, A little retirement hobby been using it for about 12 months.
I found it Very hard to get my head around it but I think I have mastered the basics but so much to learn on this software
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: DaveR on May 16, 2011, 06:40:32 PM
It's certainly very powerful software. I use Photoshop Elements 7.0 and Lightroom 2.0, between them I think I use about 5% of their capabilities!
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Post by: Fester on May 16, 2011, 11:30:36 PM
Isn't that always the case with Software packages?

I have been an avid user of Microsoft Excel and Access for all the years that they have existed.
But I realise that there must be at least 90% of the functionality of both that I have never used... (nor do I know how to)

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Post by: Trojan on May 17, 2011, 02:07:43 AM
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Do church yards wait a given time and re-use the sacred ground, this is a possibility, it could have been common place to do so in the past but in this day and age it would be considered out of the question perhaps.  I know that a lot of people were cremated but not all.  So where are they?

There were a few running around Llandudno recently.  8)
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Post by: ormegolf on May 17, 2011, 09:01:30 PM
A new bit of useless chatter. Have you ever wondered how much time in life you waste waiting at traffic lights? And, going on from that, have you ever wondered how much time you wast UNNECESSARILY at traffic lights? I have, I know several examples, but one that will be known to all of you. The lights at Asda Llandudno and at the entrance/exit to the Debenhams retail area. Drive from let us say the Grand Theatre towards Llandudno, wait at the lights, they turn to green. So head towards Llandudno. If you are the first, second, third car O.K.  But if you are the fourth, the "Debenhams" lights will turn to red in front of you. Makes no difference if there is any traffic, pedestrians etc going in or out or anywhere. You are going to wait for 40 seconds for nothing. These two sets of lights are obviously linked, and I assume that this delay is to prevent traffic building up as you go towards Bog island. Anyone ever seen it building up there? NO. (except when all Llandudno is locked up, and then it doesent matter, nothing is moving) Mike
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Post by: Micox on May 18, 2011, 09:46:45 PM
You should worry....here (Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth) we have main roads (like the A12) across bridges - which are raised to let the shipping, or the leisure yachts, to get through. You've never experienced a traffic build up - even a summer gridlock in Llandudno - unless you've been through Lowestoft when the bridge is up. It even beats Llanfairfechan to Conwy before the tunnel!!!!!!! ^*^0

Bezaz, this is an excellent coffee house in spite of the difficulty getting here through the traffic lights. I see Dr Johnson in the corner conversing with Dick Lewis and over there, there's my man Steinbeck with Doc and Lemmy. And just coming in, and I'm waving them over, Peter Ackroyd with Claire Tomalin, Johnny Tolky (accompanied by Legolas no less), Giles Wintebourne - good to see him I was told he was dead - and, bless my soul, Gerald of Wales. A very interesting cup indeed (large americano with cold milk on the side). 8) 
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Post by: TheMedz on May 18, 2011, 10:39:50 PM
Only slightly related to Micox last entry... I worked for Unilever on their Birds Eye Pea harvesting computer systems in Lowestoft and Hull. (Unfortunately closed in 2010 I believe). The aim was to get the peas from being harvested to being in the freezers within 2 and 1/2 hours ("Birds Eye Pea Promise"). The growing and harvesting was run with military precision. Farmers were organised to stagger their planting and could say to within 12 hours when their crops were going to be ready to go. The systems seemed to centre around ensuring, by whatever means including presetting traffic lights,  that none of the wagons got held up on their way from the fields to the hoppers. As manager of the IT  we were always told exactly in £000's what 1 hours down time would cost the company. No pressure there then. It's a few years ago now  but just as people have nightmares about taking exams without having revised I still have nightmares about this time of year as the pea harvesting season is about to start and still can't walk past the freezer cabinet in Asda without looking to see if the Birds Eye peas are in there.
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Post by: Fester on May 18, 2011, 10:54:17 PM
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Only slightly related to Micox last entry... I worked for Unilever on their Birds Eye Pea harvesting computer systems in Lowestoft and Hull. (Unfortunately closed in 2010 I believe). The aim was to get the peas from being harvested to being in the freezers within 2 and 1/2 hours ("Birds Eye Pea Promise"). The growing and harvesting was run with military precision. Farmers were organised to stagger their planting and could say to within 12 hours when their crops were going to be ready to go. The systems seemed to centre around ensuring, by whatever means including presetting traffic lights,  that none of the wagons got held up on their way from the fields to the hoppers. As manager of the IT  we were always told exactly in £000's what 1 hours down time would cost the company. No pressure there then. It's a few years ago now  but just as people have nightmares about taking exams without having revised I still have nightmares about this time of year as the pea harvesting season is about to start and still can't walk past the freezer cabinet in Asda without looking to see if the Birds Eye peas are in there.

...and that, in a nutshell is why I left the Rat Race behind! 
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Post by: ormegolf on May 20, 2011, 09:03:58 PM
Better if you had written peapod than nutshell
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: DaveR on May 20, 2011, 09:34:05 PM
I'm a bit annoyed. it's my Birthday on Sunday but it appears that the World is ending tomorrow:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13468131 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13468131)
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Post by: ormegolf on May 20, 2011, 09:40:44 PM
Damn, and the Banks are closed stopping me running up an even bigger O/D
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Post by: Fester on May 20, 2011, 11:37:26 PM
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I'm a bit annoyed. it's my Birthday on Sunday but it appears that the World is ending tomorrow:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13468131 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13468131)

But on the positive side, this revelation will save me having to buy you a beer, and don't bother ironing a shirt for work on Monday!  D)
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Post by: Paddy on May 21, 2011, 03:04:38 AM
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I'm a bit annoyed. it's my Birthday on Sunday but it appears that the World is ending tomorrow:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13468131 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13468131)

I'm sure Facebookers will be likeing "that awkward moment on Sunday when everyone is still alive".
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Post by: hollins on May 21, 2011, 07:29:51 AM
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I'm a bit annoyed. it's my Birthday on Sunday but it appears that the World is ending tomorrow:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13468131 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13468131)

Firstly, Happy Birthday for Sunday Dave! Will you be celebrating by doing the 10 mile run around Llandudno?

I noticed that the Rapture after party that is being held to mark the end of the world is in North Carolina.
There are some lovely places there but I had the misfortune to work for a time in one of the worst ones.

On one trip over I took with me a secretary from the office in the UK. She was excited about going to the US because she had never been before.
When we got to the car hire desk, the guy said to us, "where y'all goin?"
I replied, "Union"
He said, Y'all goin for buisness or pleasure?"
I said, "business".
He said, "I sure as hell knew you weren't goin for pleasure".

I don't think I have to tell you what the facial expression of my poor friend looked like!
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Post by: DaveR on May 21, 2011, 09:46:50 AM
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Firstly, Happy Birthday for Sunday Dave! Will you be celebrating by doing the 10 mile run around Llandudno?

Thank you...and no!  ;D
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Post by: hollins on May 21, 2011, 12:34:11 PM
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I'm a bit annoyed. it's my Birthday on Sunday but it appears that the World is ending tomorrow:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13468131 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13468131)


Dave,
Looks like you might be opening your presents after all!


Inhabitants of New Zealand, scheduled to be among the first to meet the apocalypse according to a US fundamentalist preacher, this morning confirmed they were still in existence as the appointed time was reached in their time zone.

There were also unconfirmed reports that Tonga has, thus far, failed to boil into the Pacific.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Nemesis on May 21, 2011, 01:48:03 PM
Happy Birthday Dave
(http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-greet002.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
Hope we are all still here by then-- the wind is rising !!!
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Post by: Fester on May 22, 2011, 01:54:18 AM
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I'm a bit annoyed. it's my Birthday on Sunday but it appears that the World is ending tomorrow:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13468131 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13468131)

Firstly, Happy Birthday for Sunday Dave! Will you be celebrating by doing the 10 mile run around Llandudno?

I noticed that the Rapture after party that is being held to mark the end of the world is in North Carolina.
There are some lovely places there but I had the misfortune to work for a time in one of the worst ones.

On one trip over I took with me a secretary from the office in the UK. She was excited about going to the US because she had never been before.
When we got to the car hire desk, the guy said to us, "where y'all goin?"
I replied, "Union"
He said, Y'all goin for buisness or pleasure?"
I said, "business".
He said, "I sure as hell knew you weren't goin for pleasure".

I don't think I have to tell you what the facial expression of my poor friend looked like!


Dave... North Carolina.... is surely FLAIR Country!!!   WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO  !!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Trojan on May 22, 2011, 02:28:34 AM
Well, it's 18:30hrs PST here, so 02:30GMT on SUNDAY and I can see that mull is logged in to the forum. But is he still alive?  8)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Trojan on May 22, 2011, 03:01:16 AM
Paddy's just posted - he's alive and well!!!  D)
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Post by: Paddy on May 22, 2011, 03:31:16 AM
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Paddy's just posted - he's alive and well!!!  D)

Yippee! Is it just you and I Trojan or are there other survivors/taxi customers?
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Post by: Trojan on May 22, 2011, 06:17:48 AM
Happy Birthday Dave.  +}}{--
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Post by: DaveR on May 22, 2011, 08:40:43 AM
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Happy Birthday Dave.  +}}{--
Cheers, mate, we all survived! I wonder what excuse Harold Camping has got now?

http://www.wecanknow.com/ (http://www.wecanknow.com/)

"WE CAN KNOW from the Bible alone that the date of the rapture of believers will take place on May 21, 2011 and that God will destroy this world on October 21, 2011. Please take your time and browse through the teachings of Harold Camping, President of Family Radio. Learn about the Biblical Timeline of History, the correct method of Bible interpretation, the End of the Church Age and God's command to believers that they must depart out of the churches. Study the proofs that God has so graciously given in His Word showing us that these dates are 100% accurate and beyond dispute."


I think they've been disputed now....  :-X
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Post by: Pendragon on May 22, 2011, 02:16:11 PM
Happy Birthday Dave, try not to let Fester lead you astray.....................yeah right,  have a good one Matey  :-* :-* :-*
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Post by: DaveR on May 22, 2011, 02:59:15 PM
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Happy Birthday Dave, try not to let Fester lead you astray.....................yeah right,  have a good one Matey  :-* :-* :-*
Thanks, Miss P!  :) Some would say I lead him astray....  :P
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Post by: Pendragon on May 22, 2011, 03:58:26 PM
and some most are probably right  ;D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Pendragon on May 22, 2011, 04:10:34 PM
First game of the pool season tonight playing against the Alex in Pen.  Hope we win or I'll never live it down.  Z**
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Post by: Pendragon on May 23, 2011, 06:57:53 PM
Sorting through stuff today for the boot sale on Saturday and came across these match boxes some are from the local area such as Ivorie's the bar that used to be under The Imperial in Llandudno, Alfredos Conwy and Hotel 70 degrees in Colwyn bay.  There's a carrier bag of matchboxes advertising different types of alcohol brands and beers and another of cigarettes and a box full of misc ones of hotels, trains and various other collections.  My favorites are the funny sayings and the "Love is" ones.  Its amazing the stuff I've collected over the years but it's time to clear the decks now.
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Post by: Pendragon on May 23, 2011, 07:01:16 PM
At o0ne time I had hundreds of old beer mats, I framed the best ones and displayed them in the Albion, they were sold ages ago.  This large Babycham one was a favorite I held on to.
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Post by: Bellringer on May 23, 2011, 10:01:23 PM
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First game of the pool season tonight playing against the Alex in Pen.  Hope we win or I'll never live it down.  Z**

How did you get on?
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Post by: Pendragon on May 23, 2011, 10:06:04 PM
Ah.........we lost.  Mark my friend and unfortunately the landlord of the Alex Pen will take the mik now big time, as I would have had the tables been turned.
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Post by: Pendragon on May 24, 2011, 07:46:52 PM
I really enjoyed myself at the boot sale over the weekend.  It's always a bonus when you set up next to someone who's nice, my neighbour there is Kev.  Great fella with an excellent sense of humor, we had a proper laugh and banter was rife.  He was selling clocks, meercats and various other outdoor items.  Little did I know that Mark (Alex) had bought a present for Gez when I disappeared to get a coffee.  Who did he buy it off.............you guessed Kev!  I shall be having words with him Saturday  ;D  I hate not having the last laugh.  Good though isn't it.

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Post by: DaveR on May 24, 2011, 07:53:44 PM
 :laugh:
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Post by: Pendragon on May 24, 2011, 11:27:53 PM
Would love to stay but I'm afraid nothing comes before me and Jason Statham.......... see you tomorrow  :-*
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Post by: Pendragon on May 26, 2011, 09:45:26 AM
Does anybody know how you get to the Cefn Maen Amor cairn in Henryd, I've tried looking it up on the web but can't find directions?  You watch I bet there's not one  :roll:
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Post by: DaveR on May 26, 2011, 10:30:56 AM
You just follow the footpath from either of the minor roads shown on the map on halfway down this page:
http://www.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?sid=3112 (http://www.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?sid=3112)
You'll need to zoom the map out to see the two roads in relation to where Henryd is.
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Post by: Pendragon on June 03, 2011, 11:25:35 AM
I was eating a packet of Love Hearts and came across this one.  When I was a kid they used to have things like Be Mine and True Love written on them,  I hope this wasn't one sneaked in by Mystic Meg.  Seems a bit of an omen  :o
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Post by: Bellringer on June 03, 2011, 01:19:59 PM
Granny P (Perkins) was a character on the Archers some years ago.

(I just knew that would be of interest!!!!).
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Post by: Bellringer on June 03, 2011, 10:54:47 PM
Someone recently was asking about the old records from Christ Church, and a suggestion was made by Blodyn I think, that they might be with what is now known as Gloddaeth United Church formerly the English Presbyterian Church on the corner of Chapel St and Gloddaeth St.

I was speaking this evening to Rev Neil Kirkham who is the minister at Gloddaeth United Church and he tells me that the records they received were deposited with the Archive in Lloyd Street ie the old Lloyd Street school.
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Post by: Bri Roberts on June 04, 2011, 12:55:08 AM
Thanks, Stan.
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Post by: Yorkie on June 04, 2011, 07:46:43 AM
Seen in Motril, Spain.  This man gets everywhere!
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Post by: catlover on June 06, 2011, 12:25:42 PM
its great to see up to date photos of Llandudno. I dont live there but have been visiting for years. I really appreciate seeing any new and arty pics of the area, particularly Sunshine Cafe, and Haulfre Gardens. Hint hint!!   $good$ I only get to visit once a year.
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Post by: Pendragon on June 09, 2011, 08:34:56 PM
D'you know it makes me so cross.  Just been on Oscars now and again he's had to delete posts.  How can they say in this country we have freedom of speech when blogs like Oscars run the risk of being shut down the minute we speak out about issues concerning those who run rough shod over all of us.  Whether you like Oscar or not the comments come from the public, usually under the alias of anonymous but never the less the general public.  For 4 years now we have all read and contributed to his blog whether it be in a positive or negative way.  I for one have gained a lot of knowledge from his blog.  They obviously have a lot to hide if this is their attitude.  I am an out spoken person as everybody knows, my Dad says I cut off my nose to spite my face and I will never change, much to my determent at times but I won't change not for anyone!! Oscars blog is a way for everybody who posts to vent their distaste at the powers that be and those who take the p*ss out of all of us  :rage: :rage: :rage: :rage: :rage:
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Post by: ormegolf on June 09, 2011, 08:53:56 PM
Pen---I'd better get over quick and have a look at it, I've hardly ever bothered---seems as if I'm missing something
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Post by: DaveR on June 09, 2011, 08:58:25 PM
I've said this before...Oscar makes a rod for his own back by allowing the abusive anonymous comments - why allow them through? All it does is enable critics of his blog to say that it is out of control etc.
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Post by: Pendragon on June 09, 2011, 09:06:34 PM
I agree some of them are complete drivel and I don't know why he doesn't ignore them either.  I don't think it's those posts that he's had to delete though.  "Dark forces" wouldn't be bothered about those ones would they?
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Post by: DaveR on June 09, 2011, 09:16:36 PM
To be honest, I don't know which ones have been deleted? Skimming through, it looks as though it was the one alleging that local police were trying to access his email account? But all the malicious posts just give ammunition to his critics.
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Post by: Pendragon on June 09, 2011, 09:27:27 PM
Dave you have a good memory, I didn't know which ones had been deleted.  I thought maybe E-Thugs lol   ;)  Someone tried to access his account maybe not the Police mind.
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Post by: DaveR on June 09, 2011, 09:38:13 PM
E Thug is a menace to society, for sure. Mr Benn is not far behind him.  ;D
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Post by: Pendragon on June 09, 2011, 09:45:00 PM
Agreed  $good$  :laugh:
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Post by: Fester on June 09, 2011, 10:08:23 PM
Ted E Bear will sort the lot of them out...  ;) ;)
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Post by: Pendragon on June 09, 2011, 10:12:14 PM
Maybe you could tempt him with some of your Wafer thin ham  :D or have you polished it off now.
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Post by: Trojan on June 11, 2011, 02:16:00 AM
It was the North Wales Recovery thread that was deleted.

I see the drivers in the company have been on advanced defensive driving courses with the local Police.

http://www.northwalesrecovery.co.uk/ (http://www.northwalesrecovery.co.uk/)

I heard that some of the employee's were becoming very defensive regarding Oscar's blog.

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Post by: Trojan on June 11, 2011, 02:23:59 AM
They look a friendly bunch..... ^^^^
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Post by: Ian on June 11, 2011, 08:57:21 AM
Ever wondered how much things cost you when you were a kid?

http://safalra.com/other/historical-uk-inflation-price-conversion/ (http://safalra.com/other/historical-uk-inflation-price-conversion/)


Lotsa fun!
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Post by: DaveR on June 11, 2011, 09:09:01 AM
Not nice...

"A PIGEON had its wings glued together and two more were found laced with poison and tied to a quarry ledge.

Police are hunting the sick attackers who may be using the tactic as bait to lure and kill protected birds of prey, such as peregrine falcons, which eat pigeons.

Officers are investigating a motive for the cruelty to the pigeons – and possibly the falcons – after the discoveries at an old quarry in Penmaenmawr over the past few days."

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/2011/06/11/sick-attacks-on-pigeon-could-be-intended-to-bait-peregrine-falcons-say-police-55578-28859126/ (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/2011/06/11/sick-attacks-on-pigeon-could-be-intended-to-bait-peregrine-falcons-say-police-55578-28859126/)
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Post by: Ian on June 11, 2011, 09:53:56 AM
Old Gamekeeper's trick....
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on June 11, 2011, 11:42:48 AM
Terrible, cruel to all of the birds, I've never understood some of these pigeon racers, I love pigeons and could only help them, to use other pigeons as bait is disgusting  $angry$  and to think humans are meant to be civilised! :(
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Post by: Fester on June 11, 2011, 10:07:19 PM
Not sure tht Humans can be called civilised...
We pollute, use and abuse....kill for sport, torment and torture for fun.... hell, we even ''kill time !''
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Post by: DaveR on June 13, 2011, 10:33:09 AM
There's a £40m yacht at the Marina in Caernarfon, I was looking at it yesterday - it's massive:

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/2011/06/13/40m-yacht-is-talk-of-caernarfon-55578-28865743/ (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/2011/06/13/40m-yacht-is-talk-of-caernarfon-55578-28865743/)
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Post by: Pendragon on June 13, 2011, 11:31:27 AM
Some of my friends take the mik out of me as I am probably one of the most gullible people around, for instance your talking to the person who believed my father in law Cyril when he told me that when he was in the Falklands he had soldiers who spent most of the day picking up penguins off the runway as they were so fascinated in the planes they fell backwards watching them take off and couldn't get up again.................I know  :roll: I believed him for months, seriously  :laugh:  On our way to Caernarfon the other day Mash told me that Felinhely was named so because that's where the helicopter was invented and yes for the next couple of miles I actually believed him.
So when a friend told me the other day that Margaret Thatcher invented Mr Whippy Ice cream I was having none of it.  Typically that nugget of useless information turns out to be true, well nearly.  Margaret Thatcher was employed  as an Industrial Chemist in the 1940s.  It was while working with a research team they discovered that by doubling the air in ice cream using a special kind of anti freeze the process "whipped" the air in enabling manufactures to save on costs using less ingredients.  So I suppose she did invent Mr Whippy Ice cream  ;D
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Post by: Fester on June 13, 2011, 11:18:10 PM
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There's a £40m yacht at the Marina in Caernarfon, I was looking at it yesterday - it's massive:

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/2011/06/13/40m-yacht-is-talk-of-caernarfon-55578-28865743/ (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/2011/06/13/40m-yacht-is-talk-of-caernarfon-55578-28865743/)

Its never worth £40m   .. I bet it belongs to Roman Abramovich
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Post by: Trojan on June 14, 2011, 02:46:19 AM
It belongs to someone I know, Reggie Advocaat, the CEO of the Fortunate Sun Mining Co, based in Canada. He's been in Caernarfon for talks with the Clogau Gold Mining Co.

Here's a few cool pix of the yacht:

http://www.yachtmati.com/fortunatesun/index.htm (http://www.yachtmati.com/fortunatesun/index.htm)

I'll be aboard next month for a sailing to the Gulf Coast. I think I'll e-mail Oscar - maybe we can pick him up in Miami.  D)

You can send Reggie your best wishes from Wales  $walesflag$ and tell him his covert operation to remain anonymous completely fooled the local media.....but not the Three Towns Forum.  8)

http://fortunatesunmining.com/ (http://fortunatesunmining.com/)

 $3towns$
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Post by: DaveR on June 14, 2011, 07:14:47 AM
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I'll be aboard next month for a sailing to the Gulf Coast. I think I'll e-mail Oscar - maybe we can pick him up in Miami.  D)

Don't forget to stock up on Steaks.  8)
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Post by: Trojan on June 14, 2011, 08:39:12 PM
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I'll be aboard next month for a sailing to the Gulf Coast. I think I'll e-mail Oscar - maybe we can pick him up in Miami.  D)

Don't forget to stock up on Steaks.  8)

Yep, we sure as hell will pardner.  $dins$
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Post by: hollins on June 24, 2011, 08:24:56 AM
It was an unusually quiet day on the forum yesterday but the elves have been busy in the night putting on the most interesting photos from the past. I have so enjoyed looking at them all this morning.
Thanks to all concerned.
I knew nothing of all those events on the promenade.
What a sad thing that they no longer take place.
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Post by: DaveR on June 24, 2011, 09:40:23 AM
Waffagolf has done a tremendous job uploading his photos, they are fascinating. $good$ I'm sure he has many more to share and I'm looking forward to seeing them.  $thanx$
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Post by: Trojan on June 24, 2011, 05:47:56 PM
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Waffagolf has done a tremendous job uploading his photos, they are fascinating. $good$ I'm sure he has many more to share and I'm looking forward to seeing them.  $thanx$

Yes, I agree.  $cool$
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Post by: Yorkie on June 25, 2011, 11:41:12 AM
Having had a good old root around Facebook, I am beginning to think that the intelligence of our Councillors is indirectly proportional to the number of "friends" they consider they have!   L0L

Search a few names and see what you think! 
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Post by: Pendragon on June 27, 2011, 11:28:40 AM
Oscar has the cutest picture of a baby porcupine on his blog.  I want one  ;D

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Post by: Pendragon on June 27, 2011, 01:34:54 PM
Tattoos have always fascinated me.   Some people can have them to excess which I don't find attractive at all but others have a few really smart ones which can look excellent.   I have one but to be honest I'm a real wimp when it comes to pain so won't be having another.
I remember my Cousin Blane phoning me and saying he was going to do a unique tattoo of a full English breakfast on Dane Gilbys head.  He asked if the filming could be done at the Albion and of course I agreed.    It was excellent publicity for the pub as we had Sky, Routers and a television camera present.   Below is the video taken of Blane tattooing  a full English breakfast on Dane Gilbys head in the Albion. 

Nutter Tattoos Cooked Breakfast On His Head! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVVzyVkTNEE#ws)
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Post by: Pendragon on June 27, 2011, 03:20:30 PM
On my way to the shops this afternoon and noticed that St Marys clock face is missing the fingers.  Must be time for the maintenance.  I'll have to go back to St Agnes and see if they have done anything there yet.
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Post by: Nemesis on June 27, 2011, 05:52:52 PM
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Oscar has the cutest picture of a baby porcupine on his blog.  I want one  ;D



Me too-- Bless!
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Post by: DaveR on June 29, 2011, 07:38:26 PM
Speaking of Oscar, I had a little chuckle when I passed this restaurant in Chester today. Had a peek through the window in case Trojan was gnawing on a steak inside.  :laugh:
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Post by: Trojan on June 30, 2011, 01:21:18 AM
Catch me if you can!  :D
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Post by: Trojan on June 30, 2011, 01:22:14 AM
 :P
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Post by: DaveR on June 30, 2011, 08:26:48 AM
 :laugh:
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Post by: DaveR on June 30, 2011, 10:21:35 PM
I was recently talking to a Friend of the Forum and he was asking me if Max 'I wanna tell you a story' Bygraves was still alive. Well, I took a look and yes, he is. At 88 years old, he's now living in Queensland, Australia, and is sadly suffering from Alzheimers. A close friend of his in Australia, Russell Roylance, a former New South Wales theatre manager, says: ‘He’s a permanent resident in a retirement home, suffering from second-stage dementia, meaning he’s in a pretty poor way mentally.' ‘He has to have a full-time carer, so you can imagine how unwell he is. There are moments when he is lucid, but then it slips away again.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2001870/Scores-affairs-love-children-wife-ALWAYS-forgave-Max-Bygraves.html#ixzz1QnSDTgy6 (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2001870/Scores-affairs-love-children-wife-ALWAYS-forgave-Max-Bygraves.html#ixzz1QnSDTgy6)
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Post by: Trojan on July 01, 2011, 02:01:03 AM
It meant having to become accustomed to the less appealing traits of her husband, for whom modesty never came easy. One such was his habit of winding down the windows of his Rolls-Royce as he drove around Bournemouth to serenade passers-by to his own songs blaring from the car’s stereo.  :laugh:

The article states he's from Bermondsey, however he's actually from Rotherhithe.


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Post by: Llechwedd on July 01, 2011, 12:52:52 PM
I'm sure I read recently that he had just died?
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Post by: Yorkie on July 01, 2011, 01:01:19 PM
It was his wife who was reported recently as having died.

updated at 10:30 AM on 24th May 2011

Max Bygraves is being comforted by friends following the death of the wife who has been at his side for almost 70 years.
Mother-of-three Blossom Murray, 88, who had been suffering from a long-term chest complaint, passed away in Australia.
The couple moved to Queensland from Bournemouth three years ago in the hope
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on July 01, 2011, 02:34:11 PM
Found this on a classic car forum, seems useful!  ;D



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Post by: Yorkie on July 02, 2011, 04:53:44 PM
It takes 7 seconds for food to pass from mouth to stomach. A human hair can hold 3kg. The length of a penis is three times the length of the thumb. The femur is as hard as concrete. A woman's heart beats faster then a man's. Women blink twice as much as men. We use 300 muscles just to keep our balance when we stand. A woman has read this entire post. The man is still looking at his thumb. Re-post if this made you smile.    :D
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Post by: Trojan on July 02, 2011, 05:43:52 PM
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Re-post if this made you smile.    :D

 :D
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Post by: Pendragon on July 03, 2011, 03:17:47 PM
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The man is still looking at his thumb. Re-post if this made you smile.    :D
yep made me giggle  ;D
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Post by: Nemesis on July 03, 2011, 04:11:43 PM
 _))* _))* _))*
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Post by: Pendragon on July 04, 2011, 10:54:42 AM
Does anyone know of a little dog that needs re homing?  Not bothered what breed cross or mongrel, just small and friendly and likes going for walks. 
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Post by: Pendragon on July 04, 2011, 08:43:10 PM
Well my favourite time of year is fast approaching the weather is fine, evenings are long, beautiful views in every direction but this is not the best event about to happen.....no.....it's the time of year that OH goes to the Grand Prix with the lads  <:<:<:<


Thursday early hours till Monday night.......Wuuhey.   $happy$

Peace and quiet for 4 days.  No moaning, no snoring, no having to watch another repeat of bloody Rambo or Predator.  No having to explain time and time again that what he's looking for is where I said it was because I put it there earlier!

He's done my head in for the last week going on about it.  The "Grand Prix lads weekend" to OH is like a military mission, food lists, packing his stuff, shopping, he's been to town today to get some new sunglasses, I'm soooo glad I won't be there while he's wearing them  :roll:  He's also come back with the most hideous pair of shorts you've ever seen in your life, what is it with blokes and shorts? Why do they always buy dreadful ones with mad colourful  patterns on?? Well not a problem either because while he's off with the lads watching a racing car noisily speed round and round the same circuit for hours on end wearing his terminator shades and god awful shorts, I shall be sunning myself on the Quay or sat in my mates garden...............can't wait  ;D

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Post by: Trojan on July 05, 2011, 09:41:03 AM
 :laugh:
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on July 06, 2011, 09:23:27 AM
Geocaching, seems like a harmless pastime, but.....

'It was a normal busy Friday morning in the small West Yorkshire market town of Wetherby when someone working in a café spotted a man acting a bit suspiciously on the street.

He appeared to have a small plastic box in his hand and after fiddling with the container he bent down and hid it under a flower box standing on the pavement. He then walked off, talking to somebody on his phone.'



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-14039229 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-14039229)
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Post by: Nemesis on July 06, 2011, 10:24:31 AM
Always struck me as a bit pointless !
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Post by: Pendragon on July 06, 2011, 01:30:57 PM
I went to Blackpool yesterday with my mate to pick up his all singing all dancing new Tv and home cinema kit.  He tried to buy it locally first and looked everywhere for a good deal  to no avail.  He searched on the internet and found a firm called "Beyond Tv" which had the system he wanted, the company is run by a really nice guy called David and surprisingly it's not a huge company either, he has a unit and one shop in Blackpool.  My mate saved £800 on the price quoted by Comet in Llandudno, if Dave in Blackpool can offer such deals it's no wonder people buy from further afield and large chains are closing is it?
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Post by: DaveR on July 06, 2011, 11:22:33 PM
Nicked this from Oscar's blog, makes a change from him nicking my photos.  :laugh:
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Post by: hollins on July 07, 2011, 10:24:12 AM
I think I recollect Oscar calling you David Bailey jnr recently!
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Post by: hollins on July 07, 2011, 02:14:06 PM
I love reading about and staying in hotels. On Oscar’s blog there is a link to a Llandudno hoteliers blog. Unfortunately there are not many posts written on it .I suppose because most hoteliers are far too busy to stop and write a blog or post on a forum.
I think it is surprising that there does not seem to be much imput from hoteliers on the 3 towns forum. Maybe there are some, but they want to be anonymous. I for one would love to hear about hotel tales!
I receive a newsletter from the editor of the Good Hotel Guide, (Adam Raphael) which has a Basil Fawlty section at the end with comments from guests and hotel owners about their hotel experiences. Some of the things that happen are remarkable.
Any hotel owners out there with the time to tell a few good tales?
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Post by: Nemesis on July 07, 2011, 02:21:25 PM
Plenty---but most aren't printable !!
We could make a TV series featuring people with TVs, instructions and my OH plodding up and down stairs muttering when they haven't followed the instructions and have de-tuned the lot !
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Post by: hollins on July 07, 2011, 02:29:12 PM
O'h great! Some unprintable ones would make excellent reading on the forum!
 :laugh:
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Post by: hollins on July 13, 2011, 08:37:54 AM
An article in the Telegraph on holidays in Wales with a piece about Llandudno among others.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/your-travels/8632053/Wales-readers-tips-recommendations-and-travel-advice-for-the-best-beaches.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/your-travels/8632053/Wales-readers-tips-recommendations-and-travel-advice-for-the-best-beaches.html)
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Post by: hollins on July 13, 2011, 09:46:33 AM
Just received this offer from the Imperial.

* July Joy offers 20% off our Best Available Rate which is from £135 for a standard double/twin room per night on a Bed & Breakfast basis only.

* Supplementary charges apply.

* Payment must be paid in full at time of booking.

* Booking is non refundable and also non transferable.

* Offer is only available on new bookings so does not apply to existing bookings.

* Bookings can only accepted by phone (Freephone 0500 700 788) or email (reception@theimperial.co.uk) and must quote “July Joy” to benefit from this offer.

* Closing date of offer is Monday 18 July.

* We advise guests to insure against cancellation.
 

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Post by: Nemesis on July 13, 2011, 03:02:50 PM
Phew ! Anything else?
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Post by: hollins on July 13, 2011, 05:53:32 PM
I know what you mean!
It doesn't sound very welcoming does it?
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Post by: Nemesis on July 14, 2011, 01:03:48 PM
Bet you have to be lined up and inspected ! _))*
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Post by: hollins on July 16, 2011, 08:21:43 PM
I like your new Llandudno Emporium banner advert at the top of the page.
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Post by: Fester on July 16, 2011, 08:43:43 PM
None of us want to pop our clogs, but if we must go, some ways are more tolerable than others...

I cannot think of a worse way to go than this, I saw it on the news today.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-14172822 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-14172822)

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Post by: DaveR on July 16, 2011, 09:00:17 PM
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I like your new Llandudno Emporium banner advert at the top of the page.
Thank you.  :) I'm planning to put a larger version of that image on sale as a panoramic print soon.
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Post by: Trojan on July 17, 2011, 06:23:04 AM
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I like your new Llandudno Emporium banner advert at the top of the page.
Thank you.  :) I'm planning to put a larger version of that image on sale as a panoramic print soon.

Yes, it does look good. Brightens up the page header.  :)
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Post by: DaveR on July 17, 2011, 09:34:46 AM
 $thanx$
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Post by: ormegolf on July 17, 2011, 03:51:56 PM
Prior to putting up a flag and flagpole I took a brief look at some of the flagpole planning requirements. There are a lot, national flags dont require permission providing that the mast is no higher than 30 and a half feet high. Idle curiosity makes me wonder "Why the half a foot?" Anybody any ideas?
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Post by: DaveR on July 17, 2011, 04:02:23 PM
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Prior to putting up a flag and flagpole
Mike...what are you up to?!  :o
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Post by: Yorkie on July 17, 2011, 04:59:55 PM
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Idle curiosity makes me wonder "Why the half a foot?" Anybody any ideas?

To some people 6 inches is very important!     ;)
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Post by: Llechwedd on July 18, 2011, 12:32:50 PM
Prefer 7   ;D
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Post by: Yorkie on July 18, 2011, 01:19:00 PM
Greedy!     _))*
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Post by: Micox on July 18, 2011, 06:05:53 PM
 :( Three  :(
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Post by: Trojan on July 19, 2011, 05:24:39 AM
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:( Three  :(

......from the floor.  8)
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Post by: Nemesis on July 26, 2011, 02:24:17 PM
Well you did ask Hollins !!
Here's the latest-

 Visitor---Where do I go to go up Snowdon?
Me-- Do you want to walk or take the train to the summit?
Visitor-- No I want to drive up.
 :o :o :o
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: hollins on July 26, 2011, 02:52:22 PM
Classic!
Do you think they were thinking of the Great Orme?
Did you keep a straight face?
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Post by: Nemesis on July 26, 2011, 05:45:01 PM
I did--just about ! :roll:
40 years of working with people freezes your facial muscles when needed ! :-X
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Post by: hollins on August 01, 2011, 10:37:21 AM
I was wondering if anyone had any interesting projects on the go?
I am always making something, usually knitted or crochet but at the moment we have a bigger project...... a new posh garden shed!
It isn't finished yet but yesterday we had the first lighting of the new woodburner in it. The tiles are the ones I had previously put in to Merddin's bargain section. Nice to be able to make good use of a bargain!

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Post by: hollins on August 01, 2011, 11:48:45 AM
Has anyone got any amusing tales about how they met their partners?
Here is mine......
It was in the mid 70's. I was sharing a house with two other girls. We had regular parties. The one in question was a home brewed beer party. A good way of attracting the boys!
One particular boy came along in a sports car with the beer in proper capped bottles and crate. Everyone else's was in lemonade bottles!
My firend and I took one look at him and commented on what a poser he was, but you've guessed it, he ended up being my husband!
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Post by: DaveR on August 01, 2011, 12:11:31 PM
That looks a very luxurious garden shed, Hollins!  ;D
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Post by: hollins on August 01, 2011, 12:18:12 PM
Yes, and it is shortly to have some wonderful framed prints by a renowned local photographer hung on it's walls!
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Post by: DaveR on August 01, 2011, 12:26:14 PM
Even better!  $good$
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Post by: Yorkie on August 01, 2011, 01:24:03 PM
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Has anyone got any amusing tales about how they met their partners?

I met my present wife (my second) on a blind date.  Here I would normally say "I was blind and it was the wrong date!" but today I will refrain from such jocularity!

It was in April of 1972.  During our evening together she poured out all her problems and I said that she should find a nice chap, get married and have a couple of kids.    She took the advice on board and we were engaged in the June, married in August and she was pregnant by the end of September!   We had our Son in June 1973 and 2 years later to the day our Daughter arrived.   Now here we are 39 years later (all but 23 days) still going strong!      >>>


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Post by: Barbiroli on August 01, 2011, 06:06:27 PM
Funnily enough Yorkie, I met my OH on a blind date.   He came to Llandudno as a new Police Constable, when they were on night duty the policemen would go to Dunphy`s Bakery (where the Cottage Loaf is now) for a cuppa.   My brother in law was a baker there.  He asked my OH if he had made any friends, if not my wife has a younger sister would you like to meet her .  He said yes and we are still together now 49 years later.
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Post by: Nemesis on August 01, 2011, 06:39:08 PM
Met mine when I was 16, he was 17 and we were both training at Bradford Tech. Married at 17 ( young marriages don't last ;D) and here we are 47 years later !!
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Post by: white rabbit on August 01, 2011, 07:32:11 PM
Congratulations to you both - can't beat that!
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Post by: Nemesis on August 02, 2011, 09:52:34 AM
Thanks! ;D
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Post by: DaveR on August 03, 2011, 09:43:27 AM
Amazing....  :laugh:

Internet Explorer users have lower IQ says study

The study gave web surfers an IQ test, then plotted their scores against the browser they used.

IE surfers were found to have an average IQ lower than people using Chrome, Firefox and Safari. Users of Camino and Opera rated highest.

The report has sparked anger from IE supporters, who have threatened AptiQuant with legal action.

Researchers gave over 100,000 web surfers a free online IQ test. Scores were stored in a database along with each person's web browser data.

The results suggested that Internet Explorer surfers had an average IQ in the low eighties. Chrome, Firefox and Safari rated over 100, while minority browsers Opera and Camino had an "exceptionally higher" score of over 120.

AptiQuant stressed that using IE doesn't mean you have low intelligence. "What it really says is that if you have a low IQ then there are high chances that you use Internet Explorer," said AptiQuant CEO Leonard Howard.

The findings have been treated with scepticism by Professor David Spiegelhalter of Cambridge University's Statistical Laboratory: "They've got IE6 users with an IQ of around eighty. That's borderline deficient, marginally able to cope with the adult world.

"I believe these figures are implausibly low - and an insult to IE users."

However, Mr Howard said he didn't feel threatened by a lawsuit: "A win in a court would only give a stamp of approval and more credibility to our report."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14370878 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14370878)
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on August 03, 2011, 09:48:45 AM
I've used several different browsers, mainly out of habit IE, so consequently I'm too thick to undersand the report or be offended by it  :laugh:
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Post by: Pendragon on August 03, 2011, 11:57:55 AM
I think Mr Ben has issues................ D)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: DaveR on August 03, 2011, 12:28:01 PM
Internet Explorer story was bogus

A story which suggested that users of Internet Explorer have a lower IQ that people who chose other browsers appears to have been an elaborate hoax.

A number of media organisations, including the BBC, reported on the research, put out by Canadian firm ApTiquant.

It later emerged that the company's website was only recently set up and staff images were copied from a legitimate business in Paris.

It is unclear who was behind the stunt.


 :laugh:
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Post by: Trojan on August 03, 2011, 01:35:33 PM
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I think Mr Ben has issues................ D)

Trust me.....it's his shopkeeper friend that has the issues.   :-X
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on August 03, 2011, 01:47:28 PM
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Internet Explorer story was bogus

A story which suggested that users of Internet Explorer have a lower IQ that people who chose other browsers appears to have been an elaborate hoax.


Now I'm puzzled, I don't know if I'm thick for using IE or thick for accepting DaveR's link as true  ??? L0L
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Yorkie on August 03, 2011, 04:30:24 PM
As R Corbett Esq. would have said, " I know my place!"  - I'm just thick - but then again I can't be that thick as I also run Safari and Firefox!   :D

The NEW for 2011 Llandudno Firework Display brought to you at tremendous expense!
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Post by: Blodyn on August 09, 2011, 03:31:58 PM
Happy Birthday to Quiggs! 

 <:<:<:<
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Post by: Trojan on August 09, 2011, 03:51:38 PM
Ah yes, it's on the calendar.

Happy Birthday Quiggs  +}}{-- :__)+ _))++

Wherever you are.  ?{}?
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Post by: Nemesis on August 09, 2011, 04:04:12 PM
Happy Birthday Quiggs!
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Post by: Quiggs on August 09, 2011, 04:40:07 PM
Thanks for your greetings, I'll drink to your health this evening. CHEERS.   Z**
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on August 09, 2011, 06:24:17 PM
Happy Birthday from sunny Penrhyn Bay
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Post by: white rabbit on August 09, 2011, 08:04:32 PM
Happy Birthday Quiggs!
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Post by: Pendragon on August 09, 2011, 09:06:37 PM
Happy Birthday Quiggs, hope you have a good one  :-*
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Post by: SDQ on August 09, 2011, 10:47:59 PM
Happy birthday pater, go easy on the wine!   Z**
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Post by: TheMedz on August 12, 2011, 08:19:58 AM
NatWest are asking for local charity groups to register for the possibility of benefiting from a support donation or volunteers. 3 organisations from each area will benefit from the initiative this year.

They ask that anyone who knows of a local charity or group that really deserves to benefit from £6,000, or some willing volunteers should ask them to register at

natwest.com/communityforce (http://natwest.com/communityforce)



 by 4th September 2011.


 
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: ormegolf on August 13, 2011, 01:09:05 PM
Am I allowed to write about economics in the Coffee centre. Either economics or a big con. Coming up soon, a further rise of between 3 and 4 percent (or maybe its 3 and 4 pence, I'm not too sure) apparantly to keep up with inflation. But EVERYONE knows the cost of fuel puts up inflation. So this rise will increase inflation, so there will have to be a further rise----and so and so on.  Anybody care to comment?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on August 13, 2011, 02:16:53 PM
yes, the tax on fuel is outrageous (around 60%) and we all pay for it one way or another, we need more smokers to generate tax revenue  WWW
 (I've always been a non smoker, but buy lots of petrol!  :laugh: )
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: hollins on August 22, 2011, 07:21:48 AM
Good morning forum.
A lovely sunrise with mist in the valley.
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Post by: suepp on August 22, 2011, 07:38:01 AM
beautiful view!

The thing with fuel, I've always thought of it as a tax on the poor as whether you earn hundreds of thousands or minimum wage you have to pay it, and higher earners are more likely to be able to claim back travel expenses, or at least not have the same concern about filling up their tanks! I now pay over £50 for a fill up on my Puegeout 106, when a couple of years ago it was £35. That's a big chunk of my wages,I do get some money back if travelling through work but it still needs paying up front and I have to do it more than once per month, even more if I've got  training or meetings elsewhere.
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Post by: TheMedz on August 22, 2011, 09:46:24 AM
Despite crude oil prices falling by something like 15% in the last 6 months the petrol price stayed roughly the same. One of the reason given by the fuel companies was the high distribution costs of getting the stuff round the country. Maybe if they dropped the price of fuel then the distribution costs would go down and they could then drop the cost of fuel and then the distribution costs would go down and they could ................................
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Post by: Yorkie on August 22, 2011, 10:06:21 AM
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I now pay over £50 for a fill up on my Puegeout 106, when a couple of years ago it was £35. That's a big chunk of my wages, . . . . . . . .

If one is surviving on a fixed income, as most pensioners are, it hits the pocket even more.  And the pensioners can't go asking for a raise!    _))*  Or getting an increased mileage allowance.   ;)

It is a case of digging into the savings and investments - I'm certainly doing a lot of SKI-ing nowadays. (Spending the Kids Inheritance).   ZXZ
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Post by: Bri Roberts on August 22, 2011, 11:18:12 AM
Yorkie, that is much easier to do when the kids are already financially independent.
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Post by: Yorkie on August 22, 2011, 02:16:29 PM
I think mine are because they've stopped borrowing or asking for hand outs!    ;D
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Post by: suepp on August 22, 2011, 05:38:04 PM


not that I would begrudge pensioners anything but at least they have the option to use a bus pass and more leisure time to use it. I've had the same mileage allowance for 10 years and no pay rise for the last three, the only way I can increase my income is to do longer shifts and have fewer days off, which is what I have done every month for the past year at least.

Not that I'm a moaner or anything, ;D I love my job, there's just too much of it at times!
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Post by: Yorkie on August 22, 2011, 06:41:13 PM
I hear what you're saying, but - I did my 44 years of graft plus National Service to earn my pension, so does that now mean that I have to use a bus pass and forego all the privilidges that I have earned in those years?  A bus won't take me to lots of the places I like to go, or in the time I can allow to go there.  Using my bus pass it takes 3 hours to get to Chester and 3 hours back, total of 6 hours.  By car under two hours total.  Cheshire Oaks in a day, impossible!

Some employers are having a difficult time at the moment so have had to slow things down on the remuneration front and as a past employer I know how they feel having to tighten the belt.  One of the main contributing factors has been the dramatic increases in the past which have at last caught up with us.   WWW

As Harold MacMillan said, "You've never had it so good!" - but that was then!  Perhaps if it hadn't been so good then, it would be better now!  ZXZ
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Post by: DaveR on August 22, 2011, 09:13:54 PM
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Using my bus pass it takes 3 hours to get to Chester and 3 hours back, total of 6 hours.  By car under two hours total.
Only 50 mins on the train the last time I went. It was the WAG Express.
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Post by: Yorkie on August 23, 2011, 08:52:27 AM
You must be joking!   Z**  Add the time to get to the station, from the station, parking the car and you'll be lucky to beat 2 hours each way.    And train times are not always that convenient.  I can just jump in the car and go!    D)

Flying is just as bad (not that one would fly to Chester), 3 hour check in, flght delays, waiting for baggage, transfers etc.  From home to Albufeira (Portugal) via Manchester is almost 8 hours for a 3 hour flight!  And that's without flight delays!   WWW
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Post by: DaveR on August 23, 2011, 09:59:55 AM
You would also have to add in the time spent finding a place to park in Chester and then walking from the car park to the City Centre. There's a free bus from the Train Station to the City Centre and back, running every 6 minutes.

No getting stuck in traffic jams or roadworks on the A55 either...  ;)
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on August 23, 2011, 10:53:24 AM
hw much does the train ticket cost? (Chester return)  Usually, especially for two people, the car is cheaper. Don't get me wrong though I like a nice train ride!
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Post by: Nemesis on August 23, 2011, 11:39:30 AM
Have a trawl on the net--- I got back to Yorks. to see our daughter for £26 (both ways). It was cheaper to buy a single ticket there and one back than to buy a return ! Booked seats both ways as well.
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Post by: ormegolf on September 02, 2011, 09:42:18 PM
Hello Nemesis, a bit late responding to this post!!! This boggles my mind, an absolute basic principal was a return was cheaper than a single because the transport operator collected double the cash. Any ideas why? Mike (P.S. Is it something to do with the time of day you travelled?)
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Post by: Nemesis on September 03, 2011, 10:25:07 AM
Don't think so Mike--my OH had to make the same journey last year to attend a funeral-- he didn't go until lunchtime one day and came back at tea time the next. It was cheaper to buy 2 singles then, also probably cheaper than petrol let alone hassle. Funny system, but handy to know.
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Post by: hollins on September 07, 2011, 11:55:49 AM
I bought some delicious looking damsons in Asda in Llandudno yesterday. £1.40 for 500g. I am busy making jam with them.

The Arriva Trains 55 is back on offer starting this week. £18  return anywhere in Wales but you have to be over 55!
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Post by: Bri Roberts on September 07, 2011, 01:11:15 PM
hollins, Club 55 is actually anywhere on the Arriva Trains Wales network so one can visit both Manchester and Birmingham NEC.

If one has a senior rail card then there is a further £2 discount.
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Post by: hollins on September 07, 2011, 01:25:47 PM
Yes, thanks for clarifying that.
They also have a page of add on fares....

http://arrivatrainswales.co.uk/Club55AddOnFares/ (http://arrivatrainswales.co.uk/Club55AddOnFares/)
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Post by: Fester on September 07, 2011, 06:45:00 PM
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I bought some delicious looking damsons in Asda in Llandudno yesterday. £1.40 for 500g. I am busy making jam with them.

The Arriva Trains 55 is back on offer starting this week. £18  return anywhere in Wales but you have to be over 55!

This sounds incredibly age-ist.
I too would like cheap rail travel, and I shall take this matter to the Court of Human Rights, as I cannot wait another 8 years to qualify.
I shall chain myself to the buffers in Llandudno train station.
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Post by: Bri Roberts on September 07, 2011, 06:50:27 PM
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Yes, thanks for clarifying that.
They also have a page of add on fares....

http://arrivatrainswales.co.uk/Club55AddOnFares/ (http://arrivatrainswales.co.uk/Club55AddOnFares/)

That is quite correct, hollins.

My missus plans to visit her cousin in Marple by paying the extra thirty bob.
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Post by: DaveR on September 07, 2011, 06:55:40 PM
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I bought some delicious looking damsons in Asda in Llandudno yesterday. £1.40 for 500g. I am busy making jam with them.

The Arriva Trains 55 is back on offer starting this week. £18  return anywhere in Wales but you have to be over 55!

This sounds incredibly age-ist.
I too would like cheap rail travel, and I shall take this matter to the Court of Human Rights, as I cannot wait another 8 years to qualify.
I shall chain myself to the buffers in Llandudno train station.
You're not wrong. There was an article in the paper the other day about all the hundreds of thousands of former rail staff who get completely free unlimited train travel. Of course, it's not really free because the rest of us have to subsidise it.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/road-and-rail-transport/8729312/Half-a-million-rail-workers-enjoy-free-or-discounted-travel.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/road-and-rail-transport/8729312/Half-a-million-rail-workers-enjoy-free-or-discounted-travel.html)
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Post by: snowcap on September 07, 2011, 09:04:30 PM
cmon fester, you only want to do that because you know the train will be late and you have to be back in the shop in am
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Post by: Blodyn on September 07, 2011, 09:11:51 PM
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This sounds incredibly age-ist.
I too would like cheap rail travel, and I shall take this matter to the Court of Human Rights, as I cannot wait another 8 years to qualify.
I shall chain myself to the buffers in Llandudno train station.

If your hunger strike has been effective, Fester, you should be safe to chain yourself to the buffers with no danger of being squashed by a train which doesn't stop soon enough - but don't turn sideways-on or nobody will be able to see you protesting at all!  ;D
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Post by: Fester on September 07, 2011, 10:22:41 PM
Oh! aren't we all hilarious tonight...  L0L

Well, if you are all going to poke fun at me, I have decided I no longer wish to travel in a carriage full of OLD people... all that clicking of knitting needles, and new knee joints means you are welcome to it!  :laugh:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Yorkie on September 08, 2011, 10:37:36 AM
And that's only the MEN!    L0L
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: stephenprudence on September 09, 2011, 11:01:54 AM
There's a category 1 Hurricane in the Atlantic with UK's name on it  :o

Luckily we will be spared here!  ZXZ

I picked a few Damsons recently :)
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Post by: hollins on September 09, 2011, 01:48:16 PM
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I picked a few Damsons recently :)

I wish I could have picked damsons. We planted a tree the year before last and this year we had a grand total of 3 damsons!
How long does it usually take for the tree to mature?
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Post by: Yorkie on September 09, 2011, 02:05:20 PM
http://www.pots2plots.com/Fruit/Growing%20Damsons.htm (http://www.pots2plots.com/Fruit/Growing%20Damsons.htm)
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Post by: stephenprudence on September 09, 2011, 05:31:28 PM
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I picked a few Damsons recently :)

I wish I could have picked damsons. We planted a tree the year before last and this year we had a grand total of 3 damsons!
How long does it usually take for the tree to mature?

Not entirely sure, mine were wild damsons from woodland edge, but they're fairly small trees, around 5 metres high, perhaps it's lack of fruiting is due to its size.

Or it could be that plums are fussy growers, and as damson is a hybrid between a plum and sloe, it has inherited some of that fussy gene.
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Post by: Blodyn on September 09, 2011, 09:35:26 PM
Thanks for the information on damsons.  I planted one this year and the information on pruning in Yorkie's link will be particularly useful.
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Post by: hollins on September 10, 2011, 12:12:00 PM
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http://www.pots2plots.com/Fruit/Growing%20Damsons.htm (http://www.pots2plots.com/Fruit/Growing%20Damsons.htm)

Thanks yorkie for the very comprehensive article on damson trees which I have now read and passed on to gardener/husband who also says thanks.
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Post by: Yorkie on September 10, 2011, 12:22:19 PM
Pleased I could help - personally I haven't a clue about Damson trees or any other fruiting tree for that matter.  Just happened across the web site when I did a bit of browsing about plums!   

Apart from my courgettes and runner beans which I have grown myself, the next door neighbour gave us a load of plums.  I froze them all but am now making plum crumble on a regular basis!  You can tell who does the cooking in this household, can't you?   L0L
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Post by: hollins on September 10, 2011, 12:24:25 PM
We had visitors last week who brought me 10lbs of victoria plums. I ended up making jam with it while they were here and they took most of it in back in jars!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Nemesis on September 10, 2011, 02:33:38 PM
That's what I call cheeky ! :roll:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: DaveR on September 10, 2011, 09:26:17 PM
Local Blogs - Orme View is well worth a read. Here's a sample:

"'We should have pride in our town' goes the headline, Freda Mealings claims the town is not dirty! Hmmm, has she been to the station recently or viewed the area below the Grand Hotel, has she seen the state of the Castle hotel and its land and then there's the Clarence hotel, Kings Road despite the recent investment by Cartrefi Conwy has resorted to its normal sh*t state as have most of the ginnels around that area, need I go on?

Freda Mealings also goes on to say that the backbone of this town is the Council and that Councillors are deeply committed people who give hours of their time voluntarily to serve the town!!! Don't make me laugh, most councillors are pompous fools, full of their own self importance and eager to enjoy expensive functions such as 'Civic Sunday' funded by tax payers, I fear this lady does not exist in the real world."


 :laugh:

http://ormeview.blogspot.com/ (http://ormeview.blogspot.com/)

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Post by: Yorkie on September 11, 2011, 09:07:07 AM
Yet another Blog on the Landscape!   L0L
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Post by: Pendragon on September 21, 2011, 11:13:35 PM
Another post on Facebook earlier........

Anyone-using Internet mail such as Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL and so on. This information arrived this morning, Direct from both Microsoft and Norton. Please send it to everybody you know who has Access to the Internet. You may receive an apparently harmless e-mail titled �Here you have it� If you open the file, a message will appear on your screen saying: 'It is too late now, your life is no longer beautiful, f*** you and die....'

Subsequently you will LOSE EVERYTHING IN YOUR PC. And the person who sent it to you will gain access to your Name, e-mail and password, etc. This is a new virus which started to circulate on Saturday afternoon. AOL has already confirmed the severity, and the antivirus software's are not capable of destroying it. The virus has been created by a hacker who calls himself 'life owner'.PLEASE SEND A COPY OF THIS E-MAIL TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS, And ask them to PASS IT ON IMMEDIATELY!
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Post by: ormegolf on September 21, 2011, 11:31:36 PM
Just as I was going to stagger to bed in a nicely ambient mood after a half bottle of wine. Now Ive got something else to make me worry and not be able to get to sleep.  Please respond in 15 minutes  Snore Snore Snore
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Post by: DaveR on September 22, 2011, 08:50:00 AM
That virus report is about 10% true. You would have to open the email and run the .scr file within it to activate the virus. And even then, all it does is hijack your email account and send out emails to everyone in your contacts list, it doesn't wipe anything from your computer.

Why do people make up such nonsense?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on September 22, 2011, 09:39:25 AM
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That virus report is about 10% true. You would have to open the email and run the .scr file within it to activate the virus. And even then, all it does is hijack your email account and send out emails to everyone in your contacts list, it doesn't wipe anything from your computer.

Why do people make up such nonsense?

Such stories create the panic that they want to see. they are idiots with nothing creative to do :'(
I just delete any email that I don't like the look of 
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Post by: snowcap on September 22, 2011, 10:43:08 AM
if i get an email from someone i don't know its straight in the bin unopened
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Post by: ormegolf on September 22, 2011, 09:49:50 PM
I just wanted to mention something on the forum, did'nt know where to put it, so I thought Coffee centre and just by chance the previous post is from the member I was going to write about.
  Snowcap.  In a 50 mph gale he again struggled up to give me a hugh bag full of golf balls. What a gentleman. But he also brought bad news. His good lady has fallen and broken her leg, and is being messed around being moved from one hospital to another for medical reasons. What a shame.
 Snowcap is a new member but I am sure many of you would join with me in hoping that she makes a quick recovery.
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Post by: Blodyn on September 22, 2011, 10:32:08 PM
Very sorry to hear about your wife, Snowcap.  I would like to join Mike in wishing her a speedy recovery. 
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Post by: Fester on September 22, 2011, 10:38:39 PM
I have met Snowcap.... and MRS Snowcap... (and their delightful daughter Curly Cap)
It was only last week that I had the please of seeing Mrs SC again.

What a tragedy, please look after her... and get well soon, from both of the Festers.

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Post by: snowcap on September 23, 2011, 12:10:18 AM
thank you all for your concern, carol is having an op this morning, i will not see her until tomorrow afternoon but i know she will be very touched when i tell her how you have been passing on your kind wishes for her, please except my greatfull thanks to you all, you don't know how much it means to us, it feels like we have started a new life with such good friends in our more or less new home, once again thank you.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on September 23, 2011, 07:01:45 AM
Sorry to hear about that, hope all goes well for a speedy recovery!
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Post by: DaveR on September 23, 2011, 01:31:52 PM
Hope all has gone well with the op.
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Post by: Nemesis on September 23, 2011, 03:51:15 PM
Hope all is OK !
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Post by: snowcap on September 24, 2011, 12:01:16 AM
thank,s again for all the kind thoughts, the latest is that carol has had her op at 3pm today , she has had a plate and bolt put into her leg ( can i class her as bionic) she may be allowed out tomorrow fingers crossed, once again than you all.
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Post by: Bellringer on September 24, 2011, 09:04:27 AM
Will that make the bleeper go off when she goes through airport security in the future?

Good luck, hope all goes well.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on September 24, 2011, 10:56:57 AM
I have metalwork in my right wrist and it's easily detected with one of those sensors that you use on a wall before drilling a hole. As for airport security I've no idea as I never go abroad (just occasional trips to England :D )

Glad the operation went well!
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Post by: Blodyn on September 26, 2011, 07:08:14 PM
I hope that Mrs. Snowcap is now at home and starting to recover. 
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Post by: Blodyn on September 26, 2011, 07:11:49 PM
:__)+  Belated Happy Birthday to Pendragon! :__)+

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Post by: Ian on September 26, 2011, 08:12:09 PM
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Many happy reruns...
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Post by: Trojan on September 27, 2011, 01:52:20 AM
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{}{} X:(( :cyclist40:

Many happy reruns...

Reruns? Does she watch BBC?  8)
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Post by: Trojan on September 27, 2011, 01:53:17 AM
Happy 21st Pen.  8)

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Post by: Pendragon on September 27, 2011, 10:22:17 AM
Thanks very much for by Birthday wishes.......your all very kind.   :-* :-*
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Post by: Nemesis on September 27, 2011, 11:35:08 AM
Very belated ( Sorry) Birthday Wishes
Nem
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Post by: Quiggs on September 27, 2011, 02:34:23 PM
Please include my Best Wishes,' Happy Birthday '  :-*
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Post by: snowcap on September 27, 2011, 05:48:15 PM
belated birthday wishes pendragon, another one under the belt,
 thanks for the enquiry blodyn she is home now and just about getting used to being waited on hand and sore foot
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Post by: hollins on October 01, 2011, 07:30:00 AM
Gorgeous sunrise this morning. I hope you are not still in that Chinese restaurant DaveR!
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Post by: Blodyn on October 02, 2011, 04:16:13 PM
Fester, I'm sorry not to have seen you when I called in to your Emporium yesterday.  However it was a great pleasure to meet Mrs. Fester. 

Hollins, that's a lovely photo - very dramatic. 

Snowcap, I'm glad to hear that Mrs. Snowcap is home and being well looked after! 
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Post by: snowcap on October 02, 2011, 09:09:50 PM
its been just over a week now and I'm thinking of convalescence when she gets back on both feet again, not for her but for me, ill be kn....erd at this rate
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Post by: Pendragon on October 05, 2011, 09:19:09 AM
Yet another monumental waste of tax payers money has been bought to the fore this week this time it's the Trading Standards Dept.  Five years ago they raided various pubs in and around Conwy including my own in a bid to route out premises showing premiership football games not broadcast by Sky Sports.  They even confiscated equipment in some cases!!  A fierce legal battle ensued with Licensees in the area having to attend numerous court cases.  Well after five years of costly legal fees etc the Council and Sky have lost their battle.  I should think so too Sky has monopolised the broadcast and viewing of football games for long enough.  When you think the cost of Sky Sports in the Albion in 2004 was £750.00 a month (and that's fact) compared to the satellite cost of £250.00 a year and that's fact too, it's no wonder that myself and others rushed to get the equipment installed.  I was even told on one occasion that my Personal License could be revoked for showing football broadcast from anyone else but Sky....how the hell can that be right.


http://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/General-News/Karen-Murphy-wins-European-case-against-Premier-League/? (http://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/General-News/Karen-Murphy-wins-European-case-against-Premier-League/?)
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Post by: Pendragon on October 06, 2011, 09:21:16 AM
Kevin Webster aka Michael Le Vell

I agree that all abusers should be brought to justice and consequently go to jail.  Is it right though that people accused of such allegations should make headline news.  What if the allegations are wrong? (I'm not saying they are) this kind of offence will stay with you for the rest of your life true or not.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3855789/Corrie-Kevin-in-child-abuse-arrest.html (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3855789/Corrie-Kevin-in-child-abuse-arrest.html)
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Post by: Pendragon on October 07, 2011, 03:21:22 PM
A friends photo on Facebook.......hilarious  _))*
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Post by: Pendragon on October 11, 2011, 10:51:41 AM
Following recent events involving vandalism and criminal damage a few of the residents on our street and the next have decided to set up a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme.  Is there an official way to set this up? I suppose I'll have to start wearing the tweed skirt and cardigan and become a curtain twitcher now.  Does this mean I can now carry a gun?  :o  :twoface:
To be serious I think it's a good plan of action.  Is anyone on the forum part of the NW scheme?
I think the council have fixed the CCTV camera at the end of the road but then I only say that because I saw a CCTV van and a guy up the pole the other day.  You watch I bet he was only there to check if it really was broken  and naff all has been done.
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Post by: Yorkie on October 11, 2011, 10:59:22 AM
Is there not a Neighbourhood Watch Office in Market Street, behind the Town Hall Car Park?
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Post by: Pendragon on October 12, 2011, 09:39:54 AM
Any time you call an 0800 number (for a credit  card, banking, charter
communications, health  and other insurance, computer help desk, etc)
and you find that you're talking to a  foreign customer service
representative (perhaps in India , Pakistan , Ireland , etc), please
consider doing the  following:

After you connect and you  realize that the customer service
representative is not from the United Kingdom you can always ask if
you are not sure about the accent), please, very politely (this is not
about trashing  other cultures) say, "I'd like to speak to a  customer
service representative in the United Kingdom ."

The rep might suggest talking to his/her manager, but, again, politely
say, "Thank you, but I'd like to speak to a customer service
representative in the United Kingdom ."

YOU WILL BE IMMEDIATELY CONNECTED TO A REP IN THE UK .  That's the rule
and the LAW.

It takes less than one minute to have your call re-directed to the
United Kingdom . Tonight when I got redirected to a UK rep, I asked
again to make sure - and yes, she was from NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE .

Imagine what would happen if every United Kingdom citizen insisted on
talking to only UK phone reps from this day on.

Imagine how that would ultimately impact the number of UK jobs that
would need to be created ASAP...

If I tell 10 people to consider this and you tell 10 people to
consider doing this - see what I mean...it becomes an exercise in
viral marketing 101.

Remember - the goal here is to restore jobs back here at home - not to
be abrupt or rude to a foreign phone rep. You may even get correct
answers, good advice, and solutions to your problem - in real English.

I didn't realise you could do this.  When I think of all the times I've battled to understand foreign customer service reps and vice versa.  Apparently it's your right by law to speak with UK customer services.  Bonus  :D
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Post by: DaveR on October 12, 2011, 10:06:15 AM
I hate to do this but...
http://www.hoax-slayer.com/ask-tranfer-uk-rep-law.shtml (http://www.hoax-slayer.com/ask-tranfer-uk-rep-law.shtml)
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Post by: Fester on October 12, 2011, 10:21:26 AM
Hmm, I have worked for 2 companies where the call centres were FULLY outsourced.
One to Malta, and one to Lithuania.  We had no UK call centre.
Anyhow, that aside, I think that if this became a campaign I would support it.

2 things though, when I speak to ebay, it is always to someone in The Phillipines, and the assistance is first class.
In India (Where certain utilities including TalkTalk are based) the standard of English is first class.

However, as you say, its not Angie, its not about that... its about creating jobs in the UK.
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Post by: Fester on October 12, 2011, 10:22:54 AM
I thought it couldn't be law... unless the law had changed.
Would I ever work for a company that broke the law??

Still ... a good idea if it had been true.
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Post by: SDQ on October 12, 2011, 10:31:41 AM
What angers me the most is that when you speak to companies about using their organisation you generally get UK reps so you conclude that you are going to be using a company that doesn't out-source customer services, which is something I feel quite strongly about as I would rather pay a bit more if I knew it meant the jobs went to UK staff. Then, a few weeks or months into the contract, when you call up about anything you end up speaking to people based anywhere except the UK!
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Post by: Jack on October 12, 2011, 10:44:58 AM
Its a nice sentiment that all those call centre jobs would be re-located to the UK, but wouldn't your bills just go up?  There is a reason these call centres are abroad - cost.  Cheaper wages, willing workers, incentives by foreign governments to re-locate etc etc.
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Post by: Quiggs on October 12, 2011, 03:16:34 PM
I once asked a call centre rep. where he was speaking from? He replied in a strong Indian accent " I speaking from my mouth "   ???
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Post by: Yorkie on October 12, 2011, 04:29:45 PM
The opposite end to what I normally find!     _))*
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Post by: TheMedz on October 12, 2011, 06:51:57 PM
Just as an aside. Unilever when I worked for them in Ewloe/Queensferry had shipped in people from all their European based companies and ran a European help desk from  their offices in St David's Park.  Probably more of a condemnation of me rather than the strength of their linguistic skills but needless to say all the European staff spoke better English than I did!
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Post by: Pendragon on October 12, 2011, 09:34:37 PM
I'm looking forward to tomorrow.  John Peg and I are going to Wrexham Hospital to sort his good leg out and get minor adjustments made to his dodgy one.  After that were off to the Auction rooms to get a valuation on some of his Dads WWII aviation maps.  His Dad was a pilot in the RAF during WWII and the maps plot out various sites for either surveillance or bombing zones.  Johns dad was also a member of the Goldfish Club, you could only be in this club if your plane had been shot down and you survived to tell the story.  He's just had a reel of old film footage converted to Dvd that was taken during the war by his Mother.  Love spending the day with him.  ;D
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Post by: Pendragon on October 12, 2011, 09:47:05 PM
Just to clarify the difference of The Goldfish Club, The Caterpillar Club, and The Flying (Winged) Boot Club.
 
The Goldfish Club: One had to be rescued/survived an aircraft ditching from the sea where their life preserving equipment saved their life.  In 1945 there was 7000 members of the Goldfish club by 2003 there were less than 600 members in total.
 
The Caterpillar Club: One had to parachute (bale out) from his stricken aircraft and survive, if that person landed 'in the drink' he then also qualified for membership of The Goldfish Club.
 
The Flying (Winged) Boot Club: One had to come down behind enemy lines from their aircraft and return to their unit, usually on foot! They could also become members of the above two clubs if the criteria aforementioned applied.     
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Post by: ormegolf on October 12, 2011, 09:54:14 PM
   Its very peaceful on the forum tonight.   

  No wonder. 

   I was talking to two, possibly three, active members tonight.

  They didnt say it but they were no doubt thinking it. They couldnt get a word in!!!!

  So definately no chance on the keyboard
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Post by: Fester on October 12, 2011, 10:45:58 PM
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   Its very peaceful on the forum tonight.   

  No wonder. 

   I was talking to two, possibly three, active members tonight.

  They didnt say it but they were no doubt thinking it. They couldnt get a word in!!!!

  So definately no chance on the keyboard

Only 2 active members Mike..... Dave R and myself..
Mrs Fester still thinks we are a bunch of anoraks, or as she often calls us, ''overcoats''   :laugh:
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Post by: DaveR on October 13, 2011, 09:27:50 AM
Interesting post from Oscar's blog - do we agree?

It's a sad day in a way for yet another name we have been brought up with, "Burtons" starts it's goodbye from Mostyn Street, Montague Burton is still atop the building looking proud for a little longer, but not much longer I suspect, it's said that this will now become a Cafe Nero.
The old Gareth Hughes Gents wear Shop and what was kerridges China that was long since knocked into one to become a travel agent has now become a Red Cross charity shop.
Mostyn Estates have let another shop in St Georges Place to the RNLI ss a charity shop and of course work has commenced on what was the old Woolworth to transform it into a Sainsbury Local we are told, so who knows had they waited a little longer the Landlords may well have had a better tenant, the unit being opposite Sainsbury.
Llandudno has become a centre of excellence for people to be able to donate their old clothes and general tat in such a variety of charity shops, ever since Ball and Boyd closed the charities shops have flourished on their free labour and cheap business rates.
The Iconic Hooson's Corner is empty as Hoosons is now but a name from the past.
The old National Milk Bar, what was Sandbach and another shop that was a sports shop at one stage, again knocked into one only now to be empty, Lyons Toy shop empty.
Diskos, to Carlton Corner is akin to the outskirts of Manchester as you drive in.
If Tesco Express open up in the Clarence as per the application as they have done in other towns then no doubt there will be two more empty shops or at least two more to let on Gloddaeth Street.
Madoc Street is looking sadder by the month, Upper Mostyn Street has little unless you want to drink and participate in the night time economy.


The Old North Western, Railway station, Pier Pavilion, Heulfre gardens are nothing short of embarrassing to Wales never mind Llandudno.
The decline started in this area long before any recession, this goes back many years where the fruit has been picked off the tree with little regard to ever putting anything back into the ground, I would suggest that the serious decline started in the 80's and early 90's.
In short the council have put little or nothing back for more years than any one can remember, hotels and guest houses are of the main basic and offer poor value for money and little or no amenities.
The swimming pool I am told is often closed to the public or at best limited to how many lanes Joe Public can use, no cinema in town for wet evenings, families or people who don't know where Llandudno Junction is.
No indoor activities as such, what use is the tourism department, what do they do all day?
The Town Councillors with a collective age of a thousand years or so can not even organise Christmas Lights let alone Fireworks that work after the rain.
They still live on Alice in Wonderland yet can not even keep the only remaining attraction clear of sand on the west Shore, now to solve it they want to dump it into the boating pond that is it's self empty for months at a time!
What use has the ARSEmbly been since tourism has in the main come under their umbrella?
Is there any wonder private investment is so slow with the shower in charge, take the Quay in Conwy debacle and a proven developer who they let slip out of their hands.
There are a bunch of numpties on the whole who would be incapable of running a whelk stall on the quay in Conwy.
Never mind the Tories have a plan for Llandudno, put Haworth and Little Mike Williams up for election, one who never opens her guest house and one who has not worked for years.
At least Lyon and Boyle ran businesses successfully for many years, who knows who will be the councillors next time around for the town.
Conwy little better with Vaughan who will no doubt be promising it all again come next year.
Sad.
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Post by: Yorkie on October 13, 2011, 11:48:40 AM
One of  the best articles for a long time on Oscar.  It is pretty obvious that this was written by a different person to the one who writes some of the usual drivel.    ;)   It is not difficult to notice the different writing styles, punctuation and spelling of at least 3 people who regularly write the Blog.    :D
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Post by: Bri Roberts on October 13, 2011, 01:08:42 PM
How many Oscars are there?
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Post by: Yorkie on October 13, 2011, 04:17:15 PM
For Blackberry lovers everywhere.

https://www.youtube.com/v/kAG39jKi0lI?version=3 (https://www.youtube.com/v/kAG39jKi0lI?version=3)
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Post by: Pendragon on October 14, 2011, 01:58:01 PM
John and I had a great day in Wrexham yesterday.  After we'd been to the hospital we headed off into town for a wander.  One of the first pubs we went in was called the Welch Fusilier this was a really nice pub with a lovely interior comprising of solid wood, brass and stained glass fixtures and fittings, a very patriotic pub with Welsh Fusilier memorabilia displayed in glass frames all over the pub.  The bar man was a nice guy and didn't seem to mind John playing his music outside in the beer garden he's like a mobile juke box with everything from Irish music to Led Zeplin.  We were slightly suprised the pub had no real ale and in Johns quest to find some we moved on to the next pub. 
The next pub we visited was called The Vaults affectionately known to locals as The Long Pull?  Owned by Marstons this was a complete contrast to the Fusilier although the Landlady was really nice, having looked round the pub it soon became apparent that it probably resembles the High Chaparal at the weekend  :o I went into the ladies toilet and while washing my hands looked up to see the majority of windows in there had been smashed and the door windows were all smashed and taped up.  Then on my way back to the beer garden I saw a picture had been smashed too.  Now I've been in some rough pubs but I know even I wouldn't chance this place at the weekend.  I also don't understand why the windows and especially the picture frame had not been fixed surely it's asking for trouble to have all that broken glass everywhere.  This pub too had no real ale so we finished our drinks and made a sharp exit.
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Post by: Pendragon on October 14, 2011, 02:09:44 PM
John was made up when we found the local Lloyds bar (a bit like a Wetherspoons)  as they were selling 1/3 rds of a pint measures and you could choose three samples from a selection of six real ales for £1.89.  I don't really like real ale but the one called Fat Heads was unexpectedly nice after a couple, what i didn't realise was that it was 5% abv and so it got more appealing as the day went on  D)  We met some really nice people called Phil and Derek members of Camra from Yorkshire in there I even met Tommy one of the locals from the club in Llandudno and so we stayed for a couple of hours chatting and drinking more real ale.  On our way back to the train station I saw this lovely little winding staircases in one of the local shops. 
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Post by: TheMedz on October 14, 2011, 07:58:42 PM
If this were in a Peter Kay or similar programme we'd be laughing our socks off but unfortunately it's real life. Unbelievable!!!http://www.telegraph.co.uk/family/pets/8818009/Man-fined-75-for-brushing-pet-dog.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/family/pets/8818009/Man-fined-75-for-brushing-pet-dog.html)
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Post by: snowcap on October 14, 2011, 08:18:44 PM
looks like someone had a smashing time there
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Post by: Pendragon on October 14, 2011, 08:20:16 PM
For gods sake that's ridiculous some of these community protection officers are right little jobs worths.  He probably felt a bit of a prat when he approached the guy to enquire about his high viz and thought this plan of action the best way to still look important.
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Post by: Fester on October 17, 2011, 09:16:58 AM
The Gentleman on this video, is running Marathons, at ONE HUNDRED years old..... and apparently its not unique!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-15330421 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-15330421)
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Post by: Bri Roberts on October 17, 2011, 09:27:57 AM
I wonder how old he would look if he was asked to shave off his beard.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: DaveR on October 17, 2011, 12:56:27 PM
I was just looking at John Oddy's recently revived blog and noticed this link in his list of other local blogs:

Sunday, 16 October 2011
INJUSTICE OF LLANDUDNO TOWN COUNCIL
.
Subtitle - HOW LLANDUDNO TOWN COUNCIL VILIFIED,  INSULTED,  DEFAMED AND UNJUSTLY CASTIGATED AN HONEST UPRIGHT AND RESPECTED MEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY OVER A PERIOD OF 6 YEARS

AND ARE NOW UNABLE TO PRODUCE THE EVIDENCE ON WHICH THEY BASED THEIR VILE AND DAMAGING ACCUSATIONS.

COUNCILLOR TERRY DAVIES, THE CHAIR OF THE COMPLAINTS COMMITTEE, AND THE REMAINDER OF THE MEMBERS, REFUSE TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT, AND HAVE YET TO PRODUCE THE INTERNAL REVIEW, REQUESTED MANY WEEKS AGO, INTO THE CONDUCT OF THE COMPLAINTS COMMITTEE.

http://llandudnolocalblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/injustice-of-llandudno-town-council.html (http://llandudnolocalblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/injustice-of-llandudno-town-council.html)


Sounds like someone's not too happy!
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Post by: Fester on October 17, 2011, 02:15:34 PM
They are getting LOUD !!
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Post by: Yorkie on October 17, 2011, 04:08:08 PM
Maybe they got something to SHOUT about!    :D
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on October 18, 2011, 06:23:09 AM
'Fears fish foot spa pedicures could spread HIV and hepatitis C'

I never lied the sound of this crazy idea!

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2050342/Fears-fish-foot-spa-pedicures-spread-HIV-hepatitis-C.html#ixzz1b6k6aDvd (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2050342/Fears-fish-foot-spa-pedicures-spread-HIV-hepatitis-C.html#ixzz1b6k6aDvd)
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Post by: Llechwedd on October 18, 2011, 11:28:38 AM
They have been banned in USA and some other European cuntries for ages.  Ugh, ugh, ugh.  Nibble, nibble.
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Post by: Nemesis on October 18, 2011, 01:42:19 PM
It's the thought of sharing water and sitting like some form of entertainment for the watching public that puts me off.
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Post by: hollins on October 19, 2011, 01:03:55 PM
hello forum..........is there anybody there?!
I have never seen it so quiet before. I hope everyone is okay.
I am trying out my new shed in the rain. Got the fire lit and I am roasting. Believe it or not this photo was taken only about an hour ago and not in the middle of the night.
Still loving the photos DaveR and Fester.
New addition........CURTAINS!!!!!!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Merddin Emrys on October 19, 2011, 01:38:57 PM
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hello forum..........is there anybody there?!
I have never seen it so quiet before. I hope everyone is okay.
I am trying out my new shed in the rain. Got the fire lit and I am roasting. Believe it or not this photo was taken only about an hour ago and not in the middle of the night.
Still loving the photos DaveR and Fester.
New addition........CURTAINS!!!!!!

Yes it is very quiet!  Your new room (I can't call it a shed :laugh:) looks great  $good$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: ormegolf on October 19, 2011, 09:21:33 PM
   So its quite is it. Well Ive been thrown out of the pub next door so I'm going to RANT in the coffee centre.

  And ---- its the low standards of our local papers again, and the absence of the most elementary proof checking.

  First todays issue of the Pioneer.

  I dont waste time going through every word trying to find fault. No chance. But these hit me in the eye just glancing through whilst eating breakfast.

  First, back to Peter Moore again I wrote about in another thread. The Pioneer states as fact on Page 6 and printed "and had (P.Moore) a gas bottle business in Talacre called Moore's Gas."

  Yes, there was a shed alongside the main road in Talacre with that title on the side.  But "Moores's Gas" was nothing whatsoever to do with P.Moore,   In fact I am not at all sure that it was even spelt that way it might have been MOOR gas or maybe Moore gas. Or even MORE GAS.  Yes, Peter Moore did sell calor gas in the Merchandise Hall in Kinmel Bay.   But Moore gas arose because from inception Calor had a monopoly, you had to buy their bottles at their price. But in the monopoly busting days around Thatcher Moore gas, and others, appeared selling more or less the same stuff for around half the price. But of course Calor reckoned they were better, lasted longer, were hotter etc.  As far as I know Peter Moore probably suffered falling sales because he supplied Calor.

   Next on Page 22. Bryn Elian school had a knees up.  The LLANDUDNO school etc etc.   The newest resident in this area of North Wales will know something is wrong here.  No comment.

   And this is just skimming through the paper. God help them if I had the time and inclinatian to read through the paper properly.

  Now to be much loved Daily Post.   Every day in the small adds are around 4 or 5 largish blocks telling you --- my words but the gist is there --- if the small advert inserter spots an error it is their responsibility to get on the phone to the paper about it straight away.    If they don't, tough cheddar.  As I said NOT THEIR WORDS.   But, who's error?  If its the inserter, fair enough. But if its the papers error --- I doubt if it would be even legal to take a payment from people, make a mess of it and then say its not our fault, you didnt tell us we had made a mistake.

   Lets hope Lord Beaverbrookes spirit isent reading this.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: DaveR on October 19, 2011, 10:00:42 PM
It was MORE GAS in Talacre. I remember the handmade sign on the side of the building.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: ormegolf on October 20, 2011, 07:32:52 PM
   Thank goodness Dave that someone else remembers these things.   i was just a little, little bit doubtful about my memory here, but I was 99.5 per cent sure.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: dwsi on October 20, 2011, 08:20:56 PM
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It was MORE GAS in Talacre. I remember the handmade sign on the side of the building.

Pictures posted on flickr by my friend Nwdls

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3018/2289916520_d6006ec4a4_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nwdls/2289916520/)
More Gas (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nwdls/2289916520/#) by nwdls (http://www.flickr.com/people/nwdls/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3018/2289916520_d6006ec4a4_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nwdls/2289916520/)
More Gas (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nwdls/2289916520/#) by nwdls (http://www.flickr.com/people/nwdls/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Yorkie on October 21, 2011, 07:59:19 AM
Just what we need on the Forum -   >>>     >>>
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Pendragon on October 22, 2011, 12:48:02 AM
A photo of Plas Mawr tonight.  It was a practice run so  I'm sure the windows will all match up for tomorrow.  It looked really good but my camera phone is pants folks.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Pendragon on October 24, 2011, 12:12:28 PM
I can't wait till later 'cos Socs is coming to stay for two weeks again.  For those that don't know Socs is the dog on the left she works in this country as a sniffer/rescue dog, she can also detect human remains.  Her sister Hosan (right) is now a rescue dog in Somalia she helps clear mines and is one of the first dogs to travel overseas sometimes to rescue people from earth quakes and the like.
I love Socs to bits she's an absolute darlin' just look at those eyes bless her.  It also means for the next 14 days I shall be out in all weathers with her walking for miles over the mountains again.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Pendragon on October 24, 2011, 09:13:16 PM
A friend uploaded this picture to Facebook earlier.  Clever isn't it  $good$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Bri Roberts on October 27, 2011, 02:32:13 PM
Our eldest daughter went out to teach at a private school in Central Bangkok in August.

Yesterday lunchtime, she and her husband helped to relocate the boarders over to the school's Pattaya campus about 90 miles to the east of Bangkok where I am pleased to report they all arrived safely by yesterday evening.

Judging by the latest satellite image this afternoon, they seem to have left Bangkok just in time.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: dwsi on October 27, 2011, 10:23:27 PM
Muppets, the staff not the thieves   :laugh:

Thieves raid open Asda store in North Wales without staff knowing - Daily Post North Wales http://bit.ly/vbh9uf (http://bit.ly/vbh9uf)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Blodyn on October 28, 2011, 05:40:21 PM
Glad to hear they're all safe, Bri. 
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Bri Roberts on October 29, 2011, 10:22:57 AM
Thanks, Blodyn.

There are high tides due today which will be a major test for Central Bangkok.

Meanwhile, I note the sister school has begun offering accommodation to parents affected by the tragedy which I am sure will be very welcome, providing they can make it over to Pattaya.

http://www.regents.ac.th/ (http://www.regents.ac.th/)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Hugo on October 29, 2011, 04:56:08 PM
They are having a bad time in Thailand Bri but I'm glad that your daughter is ok.  My brother has just gone out there and will be going up to the northern areas where the floods started so I hope that he'll be ok too.
It's rather ironic with this amount of water that only a few years ago Thailand wasn't having their normal rain fall. The rain clouds were there but the rain wasn't falling in Thailand as it normally did. The reports in the paper at the time said that the Thai airforce were dropping some type of "needles" onto the clouds so that the clouds would discharge the rain so it would fall in Thailand.
The World's weather is just so extreme nowadays.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Pendragon on October 29, 2011, 10:01:21 PM
The Thai airforce were dropping some type of "needles" onto the clouds so that the clouds would discharge the rain so it would fall in Thailand.
How does that work then ?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: SDQ on October 30, 2011, 12:45:26 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_seeding (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_seeding)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Pendragon on October 30, 2011, 07:21:20 PM
Well I never knew that, thanks SDQ  $good$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Bri Roberts on October 31, 2011, 06:46:09 PM
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My brother has just gone out there and will be going up to the northern areas where the floods started so I hope that he'll be ok too.

Hugo, my daughter sent me this link a few days ago to the BBC website.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-15442663 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-15442663)

By coincidence, this gentleman is a teacher at my daughter’s school in Central Bangkok and he lives to the north of the city.

So I sincerely hope your brother was successful in making his journey from the Suvarnabhumi airport to his destination up north.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Yorkie on November 01, 2011, 02:34:35 PM
Here is a link to some great photographs which show how bad the situation is.

http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/10/worst-flooding-in-decades-swamps-thailand/100168/ (http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/10/worst-flooding-in-decades-swamps-thailand/100168/)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: TheMedz on November 01, 2011, 05:18:15 PM
Who needs wheels?http://news.sky.com/home/world-news/article/16101067 (http://news.sky.com/home/world-news/article/16101067)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: SDQ on November 01, 2011, 05:31:55 PM
What a brilliant piece of flying, text book landing under the circumstances.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Bri Roberts on November 02, 2011, 12:35:53 PM
Those are amazing photos, Yorkie, and to think that was three weeks ago when the situation was not as bad then as it is today.
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Post by: TheMedz on November 09, 2011, 07:40:33 PM
love it !

Assailant suffers injuries from 'fall'
Special to The Police News
May 20, 2011
AUGUSTA, GA - Orville Smith, a store manager for Best Buy in Augusta, Ga. told police he observed a customer, later identified as Tyrone Jackson of Augusta, on surveilance cameras putting a laptop computer under his jacket.  When confronted the man became irate, knocked down an employee, drew a knife and ran for the door.
Outside on the sidealk were four Marines collecting toys for the Toys for Tots program.  Smith said the Marines stopped the man, but he stabbed one of them, Cpt. Phillip Duggan, in the back; the injury did not appear to be severe.
After police and an ambulance arrived at the scene, Cpt. Duggan was taken for treatment.
"The subject was also transported to the local hospital with two broken arms, a broken ankle, a broken leg, several missing teeth, possible broken ribs, multiple contusions, assorted lacerations, a broken nose and a broken jaw ..... injuries he sustained when he slipped and fell off the curb after stabbing the Marine," according to a police report.

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: SDQ on November 09, 2011, 08:36:37 PM
That last paragraph is just priceless!
Apart obviously from Cpt Duggan getting stabbed it's a great story but you can't help wonder what the police report would say if it was over here (sadly!)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Yorkie on November 09, 2011, 08:48:56 PM
In the Courts it used to be, "He fell up the Charge Room steps, Your Worship!"    _))*    _))*

Injuries were not quite so bad as the previous though.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Ian on November 10, 2011, 07:07:26 AM
Pity the account isn't actually true

http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/stabbedmarine.asp (http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/stabbedmarine.asp)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: TheMedz on November 10, 2011, 10:43:35 AM
Sorry. Nice while it lasted.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Pendragon on November 16, 2011, 10:00:29 AM
I've had a great time this week clearing my Mums loft.  It was like going back in a time machine.  When we were kids she used to make all our clothes for us and yesterday we found a box full of all the 1970s patterns.  We had a laugh looking through the box remembering the outfits she had made (she was an excellent seamstress)  One of my favourite outfits was a pair of........wait for it.... Holly Hobby dungarees  ;D I have a photo somewhere but for obvious reasons I'm not uploading it on here.  She made my Dad the bat winged shirts and the flared trousers too.
The highlight was when we found her original Afghan coat must be 40 + years old.  It's in excellent condition but needs a good dry clean as long as I never get rid of it she says I can have it  :P  It's lined with wool so there's no chance of me being cold this winter.  I'll just have to get a mortgage to pay for the dry clean now.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Pendragon on November 16, 2011, 10:12:09 AM
My Mum and I have a passion for miniatures but we like modern items not the Victorian mass produced stuff.  My Mum decided she wanted her dolls house to resemble her own and so set about making her own miniature furniture exactly the same as hers.  Below is the cooker she made I think it's fantastic, it's even got food she made in the oven.  She made the washing machine, tumble dryer and the table and chairs.

Unfortunately the grand kids have taken a closer look too and so the door of the cooker needs repairing.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Fester on November 16, 2011, 10:17:00 AM
Hey P.
There is a very tasty looking (but tiny) fried egg in that pan!
What are all those items made of?

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Pendragon on November 16, 2011, 10:25:46 AM
Hehe this is my not very intelligent answer....a kind of fimo I think  ;D I'm going over there with Socs later so I'll find out Fester  $good$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Ian on November 16, 2011, 11:25:30 AM
Those models are exquisite.  Your mother could make a lot of money with that quality and attention to detail.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: snowcap on November 16, 2011, 08:35:28 PM
makes the lighter look massive the furniture is that realistic, great workmanship
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Yorkie on November 16, 2011, 09:22:14 PM
If anyone is interested in "having a go" there is an excellent web site covering many aspects of the craft.

http://www.the-art-of-dollhouse-miniatures.com/ (http://www.the-art-of-dollhouse-miniatures.com/)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Blodyn on November 17, 2011, 09:42:47 AM
What lovely furniture and food, Pendragon.  Your Mum's obviously very talented.   &well&
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Pendragon on November 17, 2011, 11:00:33 AM
My Mum has always been very good at craft well apart from the odd disaster but I won't embarrass her on here  ;) she reads the forum quite often.  I was chatting with her yesterday and she was saying that her Great Grandmother used to paint ceramics for Coalport china and her Great Grandfather was a designer for them. 
Below is a large charger her Great Grandmother painted I think it's amazing.  My GG Grandmother found a lizard in the garden once and so my GG Grandfather designed the vase below for her and she painted it.  I obviously didn't get that crafty gene as the only thing I can paint properly is a wall.
My Dads side of the family were licensees in Beaumaris for donkeys years so I'm not a throw back after all  ;D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Nemesis on November 17, 2011, 11:23:14 AM
Those are fantastic Pen. The plate is right up my street, I have a few flower plates by Wedgewood etc ( Charity Shop Buys), but none as nice as that.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Ian on November 18, 2011, 07:06:47 AM
Astonishing work.  Clearly a very talented family :-))
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Merddin Emrys on November 18, 2011, 08:36:13 AM
Wow! some high quality work there and I love the miniature work too, outstanding  $good$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Blodyn on November 18, 2011, 11:32:51 AM
Pendragon, that's beautiful work by both your great grandparents.  As Ian has said, a very talented family. 
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Pendragon on November 21, 2011, 10:35:19 AM
I'm sorry to say that I am one of those people who if you trip or fall in front of me after I've stopped laughing I will try and help.  Last night on the way home from my Mothers in Penmaenmawr I was sat at the front of the bus with Socs.  I hate sitting at the front of the bus, you feel like everyone is looking at you  8).  Anyway there I was minding my own business Socs at my feet staring out of the front window.  There was a few young girls at the back of the bus one was speaking quite loudly on her mobile phone she rang the bell to get off at the next stop.  I could hear her clip clopping in her heels as she slowly made her way to the front of the bus, at which point with no warning the driver suddenly applied the brakes.  Well all I could hear was clack clack clack and by the time I turned round this poor girl had hurtled past me, arms outstretched screaming as she collided with the plastic safety screen at the front of the bus.  Well I couldn't contain myself I sat there desperately trying not to burst out into fits of laughter.  One by one the passengers started to snigger, having peeled her hands off the safety screen she turned to the driver and said "thanks for that" which made me even worse then turned and with a big smile on her face she apologised to us.   I was in bits all the way home I couldn't even look out of the front window anymore as all I could see was the two hand prints on the glass where she had landed which kept making me giggle.  Bless her she must have wanted to die.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Nemesis on November 21, 2011, 10:38:34 AM
Isn't it awful when you are busting to laugh and can't or daren't? Trouble is once you start you can't stop ! $donald$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: hollins on November 21, 2011, 11:26:06 AM
There is a three page article about Llandudno in this months Coast magazine. Dec 2011- Jan 2012.
It is the property focus article and features the owners of Space B&B.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Pendragon on November 24, 2011, 11:52:43 PM
http://www.davidicke.com/articles/coverups-mainmenu-65/52568-yet-another-blatant-cover-up-of-the-outrageous-and-brutal-treatment-of-a-wheelchair-protestor-by-the-deeply-corrupt-british-police (http://www.davidicke.com/articles/coverups-mainmenu-65/52568-yet-another-blatant-cover-up-of-the-outrageous-and-brutal-treatment-of-a-wheelchair-protestor-by-the-deeply-corrupt-british-police)

This is outrageous, has the news reader lost the plot? Fair play to Jody McIntyre for fending his corner.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: snowcap on November 25, 2011, 12:09:03 AM
had a gin and tonic tonight for the first time in ages and it took me back to my younger days when me and my mates used to finish our drinking sessions getting off our heads on it. how about you.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Pendragon on November 25, 2011, 12:37:56 AM
I will never in my life drink Cider again having sampled real Scrumpy when I lived in Somerset years ago.  We used to share a bottle of  Merrydown Cider when we were kids on Pen beach but once I had tasted and suffered after the Scrumpy in Minehead I could never bring myself to drink Cider again.  The only time I've drank Gin and Tonic was when my friend Cathy used to make them at Xmas in a tall glass with loads of ice and fresh lemon.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: DaveR on November 25, 2011, 08:20:52 AM
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http://www.davidicke.com/articles/coverups-mainmenu-65/52568-yet-another-blatant-cover-up-of-the-outrageous-and-brutal-treatment-of-a-wheelchair-protestor-by-the-deeply-corrupt-british-police (http://www.davidicke.com/articles/coverups-mainmenu-65/52568-yet-another-blatant-cover-up-of-the-outrageous-and-brutal-treatment-of-a-wheelchair-protestor-by-the-deeply-corrupt-british-police)

This is outrageous, has the news reader lost the plot? Fair play to Jody McIntyre for fending his corner.
David Icke has some interesting views:

"Princess Diana and JFK were both ritually assassinated. The Earth is hollow, and secretly ruled by the Secret Reptilian Brotherhood from Alpha Draconis (or was it the Fourth Dimension?), who regularly practice ritual Satanic murder and child molestation. Francis Bacon was Shakespeare; Jesus Christ never existed; Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles are shapeshifters who assert world control through a vast international banking network. "

 :laugh:

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Nemesis on November 25, 2011, 08:36:15 AM
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had a gin and tonic tonight for the first time in ages and it took me back to my younger days when me and my mates used to finish our drinking sessions getting off our heads on it. how about you.

G&T used to be my tipple too Snowcap, or a nice glass of red, but alas I had to turn TT when any booze began to disagree with the arthritis pills ! I can manage a shandy these days, but I would dearly love a G&T !
Any Cider gives me a thick head, but I remember going swimming in a very weedy lake after drinking homemade beetroot wine. Never before and never since !!!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Yorkie on November 25, 2011, 09:07:15 AM
I remember when I was in the RAF in North Devon that one tipple we enjoyed was Guiness and Scrumpy!  A sort of poor mans Black Velvet!   Z**

We used to ensure that on a Thursday we still had two shillings in our pockets as that would buy 3 pints of Scrumpy in the evening and that was enough to make anyone merry!  It was the real stuff with all sorts of stuff floating in it.   8 pence a pint in old money - those were the days!   ZXZ

Now, like Nemesis, I am all but teetotal but will have the very occasional glass of red with a meal.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Merddin Emrys on November 25, 2011, 09:10:20 AM
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David Icke has some interesting views:

"Princess Diana and JFK were both ritually assassinated. The Earth is hollow, and secretly ruled by the Secret Reptilian Brotherhood from Alpha Draconis (or was it the Fourth Dimension?), who regularly practice ritual Satanic murder and child molestation. Francis Bacon was Shakespeare; Jesus Christ never existed; Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles are shapeshifters who assert world control through a vast international banking network. "

 :laugh:
 

I didn't know all that :laugh: , but now we know who to blame for the banking crisis! L0L
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Pendragon on November 25, 2011, 10:36:10 AM
He does have some far out views I'll agree.  He believes in the Illuminati a secret organisation that includes all presidents, prime ministers and people in power they rule the world and drain it of all resources and money to line their own nests now that's not too far from the truth.  In Yale University in America there is a building in the middle of the campus that only the selected few (while at Yale) get initiated into ALL those in the society go on to be world leaders and police chiefs and CEOs of global companies.  How do the society members know what those students invited in will go on to be powerful men if there wasn't some sort of prior knowledge or dark forces at work?
Look up Skull and Bones society.

http://www.skullandcrossbones.org/articles/skullandbones.htm (http://www.skullandcrossbones.org/articles/skullandbones.htm)

Something is going on..........
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: DaveR on November 25, 2011, 10:54:37 AM
So a Prime Minister like John Major was involved in the Illuminati ? He grew up in a slum in Brixton. Maggie Thatcher - born above a grocers shop in Grantham?

And people that go to Yale end up getting great jobs? It's one of the world's leading universities, of course they will! You don't get in there unless you are pretty smart and rich anyway.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Pendragon on November 25, 2011, 10:57:46 AM
No I can't really see John Major as Illuminati lol but at the end of the day these people are just puppets DaveR.  When the establishment is done with parading them round they are discredited in some way or ousted out of office.



That's made me giggle DaveR.........John Major lol
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: DaveR on November 25, 2011, 10:59:58 AM
 :laugh:

So is it the case then that the voting system is rigged to allow the Illuminati to get whoever they want as PM?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Pendragon on November 25, 2011, 11:07:18 AM
Well yes, how do you think Obama got in.  The American hierarchy will do anything to make it look like they're not racist.  Did you know that all American Presidents are related in some way?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genealogical_relationships_of_Presidents_of_the_United_States (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genealogical_relationships_of_Presidents_of_the_United_States)

Some are even related to our Royal Family..........it's all to do with blood lines that's why they have always throughout the ages interbred.

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Welshmunchkin on November 25, 2011, 11:54:42 AM
I've been reading the comments regarding David Icke, Illuminati, etc with interst. I am familiar with the writings of David Icke, and other so called conspiracy theorists who refuse to accept the world view of events as they are presented to the general public.
Firstly, I feel that we should follow our intuition, in that, in ANY situation, if it doesn't feel right, it probably isn't. On this basis, and in spite of what anyone is officially telling me, I have always believed that Princess Diana was murdered, she was a loose cannon that was becoming an embarrasment to the establishment. Although not a fan myself, she was very popular with the general public,and was becoming, as she got older, influential with her more controvertial causes.She was also in a relationship with a Muslim,not an ideal situation for the mother of the future King of England. I also believe JFK was assasinated, so much evidence available for this. And 9/11 ? I feel the powers that be insult my intelligence with their explanations of what happened that day.In Kenndys time,at the time of the Cuban missile crisis, there was a plan to bomb a town in America and blame it on the Cubans, to get the public on side to start a war with Cuba. Apparently Kennedy veetoed this, saying it was a step too far. Do we really believe political leaders are not capable of this? War is fought for money and power, and since 9/11 billions have been made from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, to say nothing of the controls placed on people, allegedly to prevent terrorism. Facebook is sold to the masses as a great way of networking, sharing photos, etc. People should question what is happening behind the scenes, and why they need to run facial recognition programmes,etc. Most computer users are like me, very little knowledge about the computer except for email. information and shopping. There is so much more! People are distracted by television, and inane programmes like X Factor, soaps, reality tv, etc. It is feasts and circuses while Rome burns.
As for David Icke? His views I agree, are well outside the norm, but he is not the only one who thinks that way, there are many people who question our view of reality.Many believe we are becoming more spiritually aware, and are beginning to question the accepted world view.
Shape shifting? In view of the fact that everything in our reality is composed of molecules, and with greater knowledge of quantum physics, is this really an impossibility? Incidents of shape shifting have been found in ancient manuscripts, it would appear the Egyptians and the Mayans were familiar with this concept. It was not invented by Hollywood, the X Files or the Twighlight Zone!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Pendragon on November 25, 2011, 12:45:21 PM
Welshmunchkin I totally agree with your comments.  I have never believed that Princess Diana died in an accident I have always believed she was murdered the verdict from the inquest was "Unlawful Killing" 'Strangest of all was the media coverage of the verdict. Inquest evidence showed conclusively that the crash was caused by an unidentified white Fiat Uno and several unidentified motorcycles, vehicles that were certainly not paparazzi, because uncontested police evidence confirmed that the paparazzi were nowhere near the tunnel at the time of the crash.

The jury understood this, bringing in a verdict of “unlawful killing” by unidentified “following vehicles”; yet within seconds, the BBC was misreporting that the jury had blamed the paparazzi, and the rest of the media meekly followed suit. Which is why – three years on – barely anyone realises what the jury’s troubling verdict really was.'
 

Princess Diana lodged a letter with her solicitor months before her demise.  This letter was handed over to the chief of police after the accident but was never disclosed in court....Why?  A judge in France now want's to know why too,  no doubt he'll have a heatr attack before the truth comes out!!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-503489/My-husband-planning-accident-car-Dianas-sensational-letter-revealed-full.html. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-503489/My-husband-planning-accident-car-Dianas-sensational-letter-revealed-full.html.)



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Post by: Merddin Emrys on November 25, 2011, 01:31:29 PM
There are many easier ways to kill than that, too much would have been left to chance, for instance how could they know that she would not have a seatbelt on? 
As for the Illuminati, they would not involve prime ministers etc otherwise they would have to dispose of them when they leave office. Somehow I can't imagine Gordon Brown in the Illuminati  L0L

'JFK was assassinated, so much evidence available for this'

no doubt there, a bullet hole for starters!  :laugh:
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Post by: DaveR on November 25, 2011, 01:47:09 PM
Where to start...? &shake& All this nonsense about Diana being murdered was originally cooked up by her father in law, Mohammed Fayed, a guy who is crackers. I urge you to read Tom Bower's biography of him to understand what sort of a person he really is.

If you recall, a far, far greater royal scandal occurred back in the 1930s when King Edward VIII abdicated the throne in order to go and live in the Bahamas with Wallis Simpson, an American Divorcee - something that was truly shocking in those less enlightened days.

They both lived to a ripe old age...did the Illuminati's reach not extend as far as the Bahamas?  :twoface:
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on November 25, 2011, 02:06:07 PM
'Mohammed Fayed, a guy who is crackers'

 more crackers than Jacobs  L0L

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Post by: Welshmunchkin on November 25, 2011, 02:36:07 PM
'JFK was assassinated, so much evidence available for this'

Hmm Yes I didn't word that very well, but I'm sure you know what i meant!
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Post by: snowcap on November 25, 2011, 04:24:22 PM
you,v woke up another old memory yorkie, in camp with the T.A. in 1963 we went on the train (new diesel train) down to dover for a night out , i got drunk on black Velvet,s and tried to leave the train to relieve myself on the way back, as it was doing over 60 miles an hour my mates stopped me and all i can remember after leaving dover was waking up in the tent the next day  with just my socks and army boots on, must have been a good night out.
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Post by: Yorkie on November 25, 2011, 08:58:44 PM
Excellent article and other info about the Skull and Bones at Wiki

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skull_and_Bones (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skull_and_Bones)
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Post by: Pendragon on November 29, 2011, 10:44:05 AM
Does anyone on here do Twitter if so how do you block people?
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Post by: Pendragon on November 29, 2011, 11:07:10 AM
Just having a read of online papers and it says Father Ted actor Dermot Morgan is dead.  I thought he died a few years ago?  Obviously not.  I love Father Ted it's really funny.  Mrs Doyle is hilarious.
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Post by: Nemesis on November 29, 2011, 11:31:40 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dermot_Morgan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dermot_Morgan)

Says here he died in 1998 from a heart attack, so someone has got their wires crossed!
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Post by: Pendragon on November 29, 2011, 11:37:13 AM
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dermot_Morgan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dermot_Morgan)

Says here he died in 1998 from a heart attack, so someone has got their wires crossed!
I thought I was going mad Nem, I remember saying it was a shame the last time he died  :roll:
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Post by: Pendragon on November 29, 2011, 12:28:22 PM
The winds are so bad today there's about 20 lorries parked up on the hard shoulder between Llanfairfechan and Bangor.  Well at least I'll be in the warm all day I'm  off to paint john Pegs kitchen.
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Post by: TheMedz on November 29, 2011, 05:41:13 PM
Some of the online papers are misreading and allow you to read 1998 articles as if they happened today

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/ireland-mourns-comic-talent-as-father-ted-actor-dies-aged-45-1147870.html (http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/ireland-mourns-comic-talent-as-father-ted-actor-dies-aged-45-1147870.html)

Today's date at the top and a 1998 date part way down the page.

On the same page The Harry Potter article to the right of the Dermot Morgan one is dated THURSDAY 23 JUNE 2011.

I think it might be because in word processing systems like MS Word it allows you to have a symbol "Today' Date" that you can use repeatedly the save having to type in the date. Unfortunately it shows the date you read the web page or word document and not the date that was originally meant when it was written.
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Post by: Blodyn on November 30, 2011, 10:48:00 AM
A while ago, Hollins was kind enough to suggest that I should make some of my wild flower photos into cards or notelets and Yorkie suggested that I could do this with DIY printing.

Well, I've taken the advice of both of you and have sold a few at our church fairs, turning in a little profit for church funds.  My fellow committee members asked for a bit more variety than flowers and you can see the result in the photo, together with our professionally produced Christmas cards. 

So, Hollins and Yorkie, if you would like a complimentary selection to say "thank you", send me a PM to tell me how to get them to you. 

 $thanx$
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Post by: Pendragon on November 30, 2011, 10:54:54 AM
Well done Blodyn that's quite a display  $good$
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Post by: hollins on November 30, 2011, 11:29:25 AM
Well done Blodyn. That is a great achievement.
I would love some of your cards but definitely only if you let me pay for them. I will send a donation for your church if you send me a message with an address.
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Post by: Nemesis on November 30, 2011, 11:46:11 AM
Super selection Blodyn. You have a great talent.
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Post by: Blodyn on November 30, 2011, 08:19:25 PM
Thank you, Nemesis, that's really very kind of you. 

 $thanx$
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on December 01, 2011, 10:32:05 AM
Dickinson's Real Deal is today from Llandudno, we may be on it! we were filmed in April and they said 4 programmes would come from it. We sold a Lyon's tea sign and a stained glass fire screen, we could have ended up on the cutting room floor, who knows?  :laugh:  It's on at 3pm on ITV
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Post by: Fester on December 01, 2011, 10:59:43 AM
I have sky-plussed it!
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Post by: Nemesis on December 01, 2011, 11:14:00 AM
Will record it to watch at a later date.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on December 01, 2011, 12:26:02 PM
we'll tape it on good old VHS  D)
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Post by: Yorkie on December 01, 2011, 01:55:02 PM
Not being a technocrat, I'll just sit down and watch it if I happen to be home.

Actually I cannot stand David Dickinson, much too smarmy a character as far as I am concerned - and as for that (fake) tan of his, that's something else!     ???
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Post by: Pendragon on December 01, 2011, 01:57:41 PM
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Not being a technocrat, I'll just sit down and watch it if I happen to be home.

Actually I cannot stand David Dickinson, much too smarmy a character as far as I am concerned - and as for that (fake) tan of his, that's something else!     ???
David Dickinson is half Indian Yorkie he's bound to have a tan  ;D
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Post by: Yorkie on December 01, 2011, 02:08:50 PM
Where's his feathers and tomahawk then?     :laugh:
Don't look or sound Indian to me.

Bio
David Dickinson was born in Cheadle Heath, Stockport, Cheshire, to Eugenie Gulessarian. Eugenie was a member of an Armenian textile trading family, whose father Hrant Gulesserian, had moved from Constantinople to Manchester, England in 1904. Dickinson had corresponded with his biological mother in her later life in Jersey, but they never met. Dickinson's biological father is unknown. His maternal grandmother's surname was Jackson, his mum was born in Chorlton-cum-Hardy. It has recently been found, through genealogy research, that his mum married, in 1943, in Wallasey to a man named Herbert H Moss, who may have been David's father.

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Post by: Pendragon on December 01, 2011, 02:47:05 PM
I watched a documentary on him years ago in which it said his father was an Indian and David was brought up by his grandmother?
Are you going tonight Yorkie I'm dying to meet you?
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Post by: Yorkie on December 01, 2011, 04:22:20 PM
He was brought up by his Grandmother as his Father was not known and it seems that he was adopted by the Dickinsons.   But no mention of any Indian ancestry although he puts his "tan" down to his forefathers!

Sorry you will have to wait a little longer to meet Yorkie!   I opted for the 8 December as did most people but due to someones birthday it was changed to tonight and I can't make it.

I would like to meet everyone also.  I have met a couple for the Forum and also know some of the contributors from the past so am not entirely in the dark.

Hope you all have a great time.     ZXZ
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Post by: Pendragon on December 01, 2011, 04:36:37 PM
Ah that's a shame Yorkie I'm sure we'll have a ball.  Meet you again then  $good$
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Post by: Fester on December 01, 2011, 06:41:17 PM
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Dickinson's Real Deal is today from Llandudno, we may be on it! we were filmed in April and they said 4 programmes would come from it. We sold a Lyon's tea sign and a stained glass fire screen, we could have ended up on the cutting room floor, who knows?  :laugh:  It's on at 3pm on ITV

I caught a glimpse of you... at the auction, standing with arms folded...
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on December 01, 2011, 06:44:45 PM
yes, like last week, another 2 programmes to go when we might be on  D)
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Post by: Fester on December 01, 2011, 07:04:20 PM
Oh, its not just a one off then?
Glad you told me, I will now Sky-plus the series...
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on December 04, 2011, 11:25:04 AM
Some interesting ideas for xmas here  ;D

http://www.thisiswhyimbroke.com/ (http://www.thisiswhyimbroke.com/)
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Post by: ormegolf on December 06, 2011, 09:50:49 AM
Just a random question which just came into my mind for no reason. Does anyone know or remember the particular reason why white lines started to be painted in the middle of the road?  Also where in the 3towns area was the first one painted?
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Post by: Fester on December 06, 2011, 11:48:36 AM
Are you home now Mike?
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Post by: ormegolf on December 07, 2011, 09:02:55 AM
Fester, with your weather forcast? Maybe sometime in the New Year. Aren't u going to have a go at my white line question? Then again I suppose it is a bit before your time on this Earth! Mike
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Post by: Nemesis on December 07, 2011, 10:07:15 AM
This any good?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Road_surface_marking#History (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Road_surface_marking#History)
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Post by: Pendragon on December 07, 2011, 04:04:34 PM
Years ago while in the Albion a fake £20 note was taken over the bar, the staff were none the wiser and I didn't realise until cashing up.  I was fuming when I found it but it's too late then.  I kept the £20 note to show other staff what to look for in a dodgy note.  I had it for years,  my eldest works in retail and so I've even shown him the note on one occasion when the topic of fake currency came up.  However today the counter staff in his shop have been handed £100 in fake £20 notes, the Police were called and as my eldest is now a manager they have obviously taken a statement from him.......which goes something like this:
Policeman "Have you ever  seen a fake £20 note before?"
My eldest "Yes my Mum had one a couple of months ago"
Policeman"oh right where did she get it?"
Gavin "Pen..... I think"
Can you bl**dy believe that  :o He's taken my name and everything!!  I'm laughing but it will be on the other side of my face when I'm in St Asaph later....The muppet.
So it's now official my eldest has been disowned  :laugh:
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Post by: Pendragon on December 07, 2011, 06:15:58 PM
Some weird and wonderful old black and white photos on the link below.


http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/50-unexplainable-black-white-photos (http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/50-unexplainable-black-white-photos)
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Post by: ormegolf on December 08, 2011, 10:31:09 AM
Thannkks Nemises I cannot argue against Wikipedia. However on a local basis I always understood that it arrived because of the blackout during the war. The. First local road to have one was on the what is now the uphill section from Penrhyn Bay to the Llandudno welcomes you sign. in those days it was narrow because it had two way traffic. By the way I don't me an the very old section which is now a cycle track.Even I cannot remember back that far mike
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Post by: Nemesis on December 08, 2011, 01:51:29 PM
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Some weird and wonderful old black and white photos on the link below.


http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/50-unexplainable-black-white-photos (http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/50-unexplainable-black-white-photos)

OMG Think some of these would be banned today !!
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Post by: Fester on December 09, 2011, 12:59:51 AM
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Some weird and wonderful old black and white photos on the link below.


http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/50-unexplainable-black-white-photos (http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/50-unexplainable-black-white-photos)

OMG Think some of these would be banned today !!

All of them are thought-provoking, some of them are downright bizarre...
On the same website, you can click on (via the same link) pictures of Betty White,  the American actress who was in The Golden Girls.   She was very attractive for many decades... take a look.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on December 09, 2011, 04:43:30 PM
We are in the middle of a house move at the moment so xmas lights will be simple this year, just our vintage xmas tree and this in the window  WWW

(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i331/penrhynpigeons/PC090002.jpg)

it changes colour!

(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i331/penrhynpigeons/PC090005.jpg)
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Post by: Pendragon on December 11, 2011, 05:32:32 PM
My mate Kev is a man of many talents, just recently he has started to make these concrete lions.  He sells them on Llandegai Boot Sale.  The definition and detail is incredible.  He sells them for £30 each or 2 for £50. 
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on December 11, 2011, 06:04:31 PM
They look very good, hard to tell how big they are? assuming they are around 2 foot tall and for the garden they will look great once aged with mosses etc (using the old brushed on yogurt trick!)
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Post by: Ian on December 19, 2011, 09:18:13 AM
Just another ten days before the mornings finally start to get lighter. 
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Post by: DaveR on December 19, 2011, 09:32:02 AM
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Just another ten days before the mornings finally start to get lighter.
Good!
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Post by: Bri Roberts on December 19, 2011, 09:33:12 AM
Don't they start getting lighter on Thursday?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on December 19, 2011, 09:33:40 AM
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Just another ten days before the mornings finally start to get lighter.

Yes, I'm one of the few that likes January with it's longer daylight D)
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Post by: Fester on December 19, 2011, 10:16:09 AM
During the course of building work in 2011, many things from my house got lost, damaged or discarded.

One item that has just re-appeared are my bathroom scales, and now I wish that they had not.

I stepped on them last night for the first time in about 10 months,and OMG !!!   :o :o :o

I have never been over 15 stone in my life, and was a mere 14st 9lb when the scales went missing.
Now I am a disgusting 15st 5lb.  :weeping: :weeping:

I can't help but feel partly responsible for this,  :laugh: :laugh: 
But on the other hand, I have seen that the real calorie laden foods are beer, pizza and burgers... so in reality the true responsibility for my slide into obesity is Dave R.

All these visits to FatCat, Fountains, Cafe Culture, Hambone..and many other Llandudno eateries have taken their toll on my waistline.
Something simply must be done.... but its Xmas, and I fear that things may get worse before they get better.
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Post by: DaveR on December 19, 2011, 10:27:53 AM
Things will get worse this evening...when we dine like Kings once again!  $dins$ VV
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Post by: Blodyn on December 19, 2011, 10:31:00 AM
Your brisk walk over the Orme yesterday must have been "a step in the right direction" - even if Dave R is continuing to lead you astray!   ;D
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Post by: Fester on December 19, 2011, 10:36:55 AM
The evidence is there for all to see....

Dave does make a good point though, seeing as I need to pop into town late this afternoon, it would be rude not to avail myself of his kind invitation.
I have always been one to support local businesses after all.   Z** Z**

The diet starts.... err,  tomorrow?
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Post by: Yorkie on December 19, 2011, 11:10:40 AM
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Don't they start getting lighter on Thursday?

Exactly right - the Winter Solstice is  21st    at    17:16

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Post by: Yorkie on December 19, 2011, 11:14:15 AM
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The evidence is there for all to see....

The diet starts.... err,  tomorrow?

When I saw you just a few days ago I did not regard you as overweight - you are just a foot or so short of height!    L0L
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on December 19, 2011, 11:21:50 AM
http://www.wicca.com/celtic/akasha/yule.htm (http://www.wicca.com/celtic/akasha/yule.htm)

more about it here, the 'modern' religion based Christmas on 'Yule'
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Post by: Pendragon on December 19, 2011, 01:22:19 PM
I would just like to say A Very Merry Christmas to all on the Three Towns Forum.  The last year has been like no other and many times this forum has made me laugh and quite honestly saved my sanity.    I love this forum and the many friends I have made as a result of it.  I really do wish you all have a fantastic time over the Christmas Holiday and A Very Happy New Year  :-* :-* :-* :-*
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Post by: Ian on December 19, 2011, 02:14:49 PM
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   Don't they start getting lighter on Thursday?


Exactly right - the Winter Solstice is  21st    at    17:16

Not quite;  evenings have been getting lighter for some days, now, but sunrise continues to get later until the 30th.  The 21st is merely the longest night, but not al things change equally

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/sunrise.html (http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/sunrise.html)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Bri Roberts on December 19, 2011, 02:28:04 PM
If Wednesday, 21st December is the shortest day then does it not follow that Thursday, 22 December will be slightly longer?
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Post by: Fester on December 19, 2011, 02:31:54 PM
Errr, Ian.... I know I am thicker than a whale omelette... but....

If there are only 24 hours in each day... doesn't the 'longest night' make the 'shortest day' inevitable?
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Post by: martin on December 19, 2011, 03:05:40 PM
I'm confused, even more so when I tried Ian's link, (which I thought was going to explain all), and it came back "Error 404 - Page Not Found", so I am still in the dark, and not getting any lighter. 8)
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Post by: hollins on December 19, 2011, 05:41:40 PM
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I would just like to say A Very Merry Christmas to all on the Three Towns Forum.  The last year has been like no other and many times this forum has made me laugh and quite honestly saved my sanity.    I love this forum and the many friends I have made as a result of it.  I really do wish you all have a fantastic time over the Christmas Holiday and A Very Happy New Year  :-* :-* :-* :-*

Thank you Pendragon and the same to you and everyone on the forum.
I have been entertained by your tales and loved the walks with Socs.
Thanks to everyone for their tales, photos and advice.
Happy Christmas. %0%
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Post by: Ian on December 19, 2011, 05:46:40 PM
Oops... 

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/sunrise.html (http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/sunrise.html)

The 21st is the shortest day, but because of orbital issues the day length doesn't increase evenly;  dawn continues to occur later until Dec 30th, but dusk started becoming later from about the 12th Dec.  I dislike dark mornings, so my original post was simply saying there's only ten days to go before those mornings start becoming lighter.

More here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solstice (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solstice)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Pendragon on December 19, 2011, 07:14:04 PM
Carlsberg has announced it's going to increase the wholesale cost by 7p a pint in January.  It's getting beyond a joke for a licensees nowadays.  Every time you turn round there's another added cost and you have to face the disgruntled customer.

The brewer has confirmed brands including Carlsberg, Tuborg, Tetley’s, San Miguel and Staropramen will all be affected by the price increase.
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Post by: Yorkie on December 19, 2011, 07:28:43 PM
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Carlsberg has announced it's going to increase the wholesale cost by 7p a pint in January.  It's getting beyond a joke for a licensees nowadays.  Every time you turn round there's another added cost and you have to face the disgruntled customer.

The brewer has confirmed brands including Carlsberg, Tuborg, Tetley’s, San Miguel and Staropramen will all be affected by the price increase.

Maybe on reading this some people may realize why I'm a teetotaler!    Z**
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Post by: snowcap on December 19, 2011, 10:05:07 PM
yorkie is right fes. you just need to grow
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Post by: Blodyn on December 21, 2011, 10:28:52 AM
A very happy Christmas to all on the Forum and best wishes for the new year.  Thanks for an entertaining and informative year and I'll look forward to more in 2012. 
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Post by: Yorkie on December 21, 2011, 01:25:06 PM
Happy Christmas to all my readers!
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on December 21, 2011, 01:53:07 PM
 L0L
And a very merry Christmas from me to all on here!
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Post by: Llechwedd on December 22, 2011, 01:09:35 PM
Have a wonderful Christmas every one and here's to a better New Year. ££$ ;D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: snowcap on December 22, 2011, 02:29:28 PM
all the very best every one from me and the better half for Xmas and the new year, hope its a great one.
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Post by: Nemesis on December 22, 2011, 03:06:33 PM
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A Merry and Peaceful Christmas to everyone.
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Post by: Bellringer on December 22, 2011, 08:18:03 PM
Christmas greetings to one and all from Stan (the Bellringer man) and his merry band from Holy Trinity Church.
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Post by: Fester on December 22, 2011, 11:39:38 PM
........And a PREPOSTEROUS New Year from me.
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Post by: Fester on December 23, 2011, 12:07:22 AM
While we are on the subject..

My wife said to me, for Christmas, go down to town and spend £50 on something that makes me look sexy.

Imagine her surprise when I came home.....p****d!
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on December 23, 2011, 06:55:41 AM
 L0L  I'd have thought that Mrs Fester was used to that!  _))*  Mind you I'm not a big drinker so I would be drunk for a fiver ZXZ
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: snowcap on December 23, 2011, 04:39:46 PM
if you drank £50 worth of ale even i would look sexy to you fester
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: DaveR on December 23, 2011, 09:42:21 PM
He drank that much tonight!  $good$
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on December 23, 2011, 09:51:17 PM
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He drank that much tonight!  $good$

Let's hope he didn't look at you then! L0L
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Post by: Fester on December 23, 2011, 11:19:18 PM
Oooh, you guys...... well it is Xmas....   ZXZ Z** and Dave, I enjoyed this evening once again....

A Merry Christmas to all Forum readers.... and everyone else really, but especially them...  I* VV I* %0% _))++
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Post by: mull on December 23, 2011, 11:58:26 PM
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Isle of Mull to everyone on here.

Thanks for keeping me up to speed with what is going on back "home".  $thanx$ $walesflag$
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Post by: TheMedz on December 24, 2011, 07:34:36 PM
Happy Christmas to all on the Forum. (now if only the wind would drop we could get out on a post Christmas Lunch stroll and enjoy the warm weather)
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on December 24, 2011, 11:01:35 PM
Who will be the first to spot Easter eggs in the shops? The Cadburys cream eggs are only a couple of weeks away now!  :laugh:
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Post by: wrex on December 24, 2011, 11:54:39 PM
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS, ALL THE BEST WREX
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Post by: dwsi on December 25, 2011, 01:10:04 AM
Nadolig Llawen  $walesflag$
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Post by: emma p on December 25, 2011, 08:54:32 AM
HaPpY ChRiStMaS to you all in Llandudno.......have a wonderful day whatever you are doing.  ;)
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Post by: Pendragon on December 27, 2011, 12:29:45 PM
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Who will be the first to spot Easter eggs in the shops? The Cadburys cream eggs are only a couple of weeks away now!  :laugh:
Creme Eggs are available in Georges Conwy  $good$
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Post by: Pendragon on December 27, 2011, 01:16:58 PM
I have had the best Xmas in years and I truly mean it.  Xmas Day saw us having a few cheeky drinks in the Legion and the Mail Coach then on to Gails (I love Gail) to have xmas dinner which was fabulous.  Gezzy won the bet on what time I'd fall asleep with his punt on 8pm hehe it must be like inviting your Nain round, she always fell asleep too.  My presents included some wicked Walking Boots which I can't wait to break in, an electric coffee grinder and my all in one pyjamas, not sexy by any stretch of the imagination but really warm  :laugh: to name but a few.  I hope everyone on here has had a wonderful time too  :-*
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Post by: Pendragon on January 03, 2012, 11:09:00 PM
This was a post on face book earlier.....very true  ;D

Think on this:
At the supermarket checkout recently, the young cashier suggested I should bring my own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment. I apologized and explained, "We didn't have this green thing back in my earlier days." The clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations." She was right about one ...thing -- our generation didn't have the green thing in “Our” day.

So what did we have back then…? After some reflection and soul-searching on "Our" day here's what I remembered we did have ...

Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles repeatedly. So they really were recycled. But we didn't have the green thing back in our day.

We walked up stairs, because we didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300HP vehicle every time we had to go two blocks. But she was right. We didn't have the green thing in our day.

Back then, we washed the baby's nappies because we didn't have the throw away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 3 kilowatts -- wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our day. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. But that young lady is right. We didn't have the green thing back in our day.

Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of Yorkshire and a local electrician would repair it when it stopped working, we didn't bin it and buy a new one. In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity. But she's right. We didn't have the green thing back then.

We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull. But we didn't have the green thing back then.

Back then, people took the bus, and kids rode their bikes to school or walked, instead of turning their parents into a 24-hour taxi service. We had one electrical socket in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint.

But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the green thing back then? Please post this on your Facebook profile so another selfish old person who needs a lesson in conservation from a smarty-pants young person can add to this
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 03, 2012, 11:25:01 PM
Very true, the 'green' thing now is a load of fashionable twaddle, so much so that I'm considering buying a big old Jag sometime this year  ^*^0
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Post by: Yorkie on January 04, 2012, 11:33:52 AM
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Very true, the 'green' thing now is a load of fashionable twaddle, so much so that I'm considering buying a big old Jag sometime this year  ^*^0

You can pick up a decent one for a couple of grand, thereby saving thousands on a new car and giving you the wherewithall to pay for the extra fuel to drive around in pure luxury!     _))*
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 04, 2012, 11:43:15 AM
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Very true, the 'green' thing now is a load of fashionable twaddle, so much so that I'm considering buying a big old Jag sometime this year  ^*^0

You can pick up a decent one for a couple of grand, thereby saving thousands on a new car and giving you the wherewithall to pay for the extra fuel to drive around in pure luxury!     _))*

Exactly, I've had 2 Jags in the past, a 66 3.4 mk2 which I sold for £300  :o (within a year of selling it they all wanted one!) and a series 2 XJ6 4.2. Now I'm being seduced by the charms of  series 3 XJ6 Jags! I won't rush into anything until after we have moved!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Quiggs on January 04, 2012, 02:42:55 PM
I had a 4 Litre Daimler Jag. a few years ago, as was quoted 'Pure Luxury' BUT, I was only getting 9 Mls. per. gallon around town so it had to go.  :(
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 04, 2012, 03:13:43 PM
If I get one (and it's a very big if) it will be for sunny days etc  no short trips, that'll be the Focus :)
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Post by: Nemesis on January 05, 2012, 08:45:48 AM
Same as yourself Quiggs-- We have had 5 different Jags/ Daimlers and it was the cost of fuel, plus repairs which made us reluctantly part with them. I remember an XJS doing 3 mpg going up a hill with 4 of us in it. The Gulf War loomed, so off it went. Tills don't open until the £500 level for repairs, unless you are fortunate enough to be able to do them yourself, and even so parts prices are frightening.
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Post by: hollins on January 13, 2012, 04:51:54 PM
No prizes for guessing what I have been doing today!
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Post by: Bri Roberts on January 13, 2012, 04:55:03 PM
Tiling?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 13, 2012, 04:55:50 PM
Tiling? Looks very good! ;D





The jam looks good too!
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 13, 2012, 04:57:55 PM
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Tiling?

Great minds"......... :)
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Post by: hollins on January 13, 2012, 05:03:40 PM
 _))*

The tiling needs regrouting actually! Anyone know a good tiler?

It is marmalade. An annual labour of love when the seville oranges are in the shops.
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Post by: Blodyn on January 13, 2012, 05:21:19 PM
Looks good, Hollins.  It's reminded me to look out for some Seville oranges so that my Mum can make her marmalade, too. 
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: pentan on January 15, 2012, 10:11:18 AM
Three triangles of birds crossed
Over the enormous ocean which extended
In winter like a green beast.
Everything just lay there, the silence,
The unfolding gray, the heavy light
Of space, some land now and then.
Over everything there was passing
A flight
And another flight
Of dark birds, winter bodies
Trembling triangles
Whose wings,
Frantically flapping, hardly
Can carry the gray cold, the desolate days
From one place to another
Along the coast of Chile.
I am here while from one sky to another
The trembling of the migratory birds
Leaves me sunk inside myself, inside my own matter
Like an everlasting well
Dug by an immovable spiral.
Now they have disappeared
Black feathers of the sea
Iron birds
From steep slopes and rock piles
Now at noon
I am in front of emptiness. It’s a winter
Space stretched out
And the sea has put
Over its blue face
A bitter mask.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Nemesis on January 15, 2012, 01:09:54 PM
Are you related to Rod McKuen?--- that is just like his poetry.-- Dark with inner meaning.
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Post by: pentan on January 15, 2012, 01:17:51 PM
No m8 just a poem from one of my fav Chilean poets Pablo Neruda thought someone might like it?
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Post by: Nemesis on January 15, 2012, 01:58:10 PM
mmm
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Post by: Pendragon on January 16, 2012, 12:57:12 PM
Never really been in to poetry except Spike Milligans (loved that guy)

Said Hamlet to Ophelia
I'll draw a sketch of the
What kind of pencil shall I use
2b or not 2b

 :laugh:
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Post by: martin on January 16, 2012, 01:07:08 PM
 $donald$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: martin on January 16, 2012, 04:39:22 PM
Talking of coffee, (as mentioned in the thread heading), when is *Caffe Nero" coming to Llandudno, where will it be, and most importantly of all, why the heck does it have two FF's in it's caffe name? ???
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 16, 2012, 04:57:37 PM
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Talking of coffee, (as mentioned in the thread heading), when is *Caffe Nero" coming to Llandudno, where will it be, and most importantly of all, why the heck does it have two FF's in it's caffe name? ???

It will be in the old Burtons shop, who knows when?  As for 2 FF s we are in Cymru  ;D
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Post by: DaveR on January 16, 2012, 05:09:15 PM
Caffe is the Italian for cafe.
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Post by: martin on January 16, 2012, 06:20:23 PM
ME, really! ;D  DaveR I just knew it would be a really complicated answer, far beyond my pea like brain $scratch$
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Post by: ormegolf on January 17, 2012, 10:19:55 AM
Hello everybody, Bad news in the papers today, RBS have pulled the plug on Peacocks. In the various writeups about them I read it was started in Warrington in 1800 something and moved its h q to south wales in the seventy years or so ago. Now---does anyone remember this. Towards the end of the 1940s all the Peacocks stores around this part of north Wales were closed, and lay empty for year after year. I can personally remember the one in Colwyn Bay (somewhere around the theatre I think) and that was definitely empty and I saw others in my travels, Wrexham is one that comes to mind. The cleaver ones amongst us 15 year olds had a solution. They reckoned that whoever the boss of Peacocks was, he had died. In his will he left all these properties to his Wife but the income from either trading or sale of properties he left to a mistress hovering in the background. So the annoyed widow shut them all down, refused to trade and refused to see, so no cash to the mistress. Anyone know if there was any truth in this story?
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Post by: Pendragon on January 17, 2012, 11:36:23 AM
Hia Ormegolf how the devil are you my man? I know what I'd do if I was the wife  ;D but I don't know the facts.
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Post by: pentan on January 17, 2012, 11:37:54 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-16587322 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-16587322)
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Post by: Pendragon on January 17, 2012, 11:40:57 AM
I was in Conwy Police station on Friday (not in trouble I hasten to add) on the way out I noticed this old cell door.  Obviously I couldn't take the photos myself but a very nice Police officer sent me these pics via email.  How old do you reckon the door is? 
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Post by: pentan on January 17, 2012, 11:41:10 AM
I think we can all relate to this one         

 
 
  Tonight I can write the saddest lines.

Write, for example,'The night is shattered
and the blue stars shiver in the distance.'

The night wind revolves in the sky and sings.

Tonight I can write the saddest lines.
I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.

Through nights like this one I held her in my arms
I kissed her again and again under the endless sky.

She loved me sometimes, and I loved her too.
How could one not have loved her great still eyes.

Tonight I can write the saddest lines.
To think that I do not have her. To feel that I have lost her.

To hear the immense night, still more immense without her.
And the verse falls to the soul like dew to the pasture.

What does it matter that my love could not keep her.
The night is shattered and she is not with me.

This is all. In the distance someone is singing. In the distance.
My soul is not satisfied that it has lost her.

My sight searches for her as though to go to her.
My heart looks for her, and she is not with me.

The same night whitening the same trees.
We, of that time, are no longer the same.

I no longer love her, that's certain, but how I loved her.
My voice tried to find the wind to touch her hearing.

Another's. She will be another's. Like my kisses before.
Her voide. Her bright body. Her inifinite eyes.

I no longer love her, that's certain, but maybe I love her.
Love is so short, forgetting is so long.

Because through nights like this one I held her in my arms
my sould is not satisfied that it has lost her.

Though this be the last pain that she makes me suffer
and these the last verses that I write for her.

 
 
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Post by: Nemesis on January 17, 2012, 11:46:47 AM
Again---you are on my wavelength here.
Like it ! :)
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Post by: Pendragon on January 17, 2012, 11:47:32 AM
Ah bless I felt like that when I lost my dog too  :twoface:
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 17, 2012, 12:17:25 PM
It doesn't rhyme  ???  mind you I've never been a fan of poetry, I prefer music
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Post by: Pendragon on January 17, 2012, 12:19:50 PM
Hehe maybe were both ignorant numpties ME I'm with you a poem should rhyme   :roll:
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Post by: Pendragon on January 17, 2012, 12:29:49 PM
Today it is Tuesday
as cold as you like,
I'm off to John Pegs
and not for a hike,
I'm painting his ceiling
as promised before,
No doubt when I'm finished
There'll be more on the floor.

Now that I'll have you know is a poem written by own fair hand......I'll let you know when my little book of verse is published  :-*
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 17, 2012, 12:34:09 PM
Now that's more like it, it flows $good$
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Post by: Pendragon on January 17, 2012, 12:35:17 PM
yeah I'm just hoping the paint won't  $good$
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 17, 2012, 12:45:39 PM
Reminds of the old joke,  an advert says we have the paint that doesn't drip and the lady says I've got the drip that doesn't paint  ;D
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Post by: Pendragon on January 17, 2012, 12:53:26 PM
I have another little ditty too

The "Hearth" is a place
my Taid put his boots
Not something I do as a rule,
But now and again
I may change my mind
Especially when someones a Tool.

 :-*
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Post by: pentan on January 17, 2012, 01:03:45 PM
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It doesn't rhyme  ???  mind you I've never been a fan of poetry, I prefer music

Take it you are not a fan of Adrian Henry? And your music is reparative
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Post by: Pendragon on January 17, 2012, 01:06:34 PM
     Love is...

Love is feeling cold in the back of vans

Love is a fanclub with only two fans

Love is walking holding paintstained hands

Love is.

Love is fish and chips on winter nights

Love is blankets full of strange delights

Love is when you don't put out the light

Love is

Love is the presents in Christmas shops

Love is when you're feeling Top of the Pops

Love is what happens when the music stops

Love is

Love is white panties lying all forlorn

Love is pink nightdresses still slightly warm

Love is when you have to leave at dawn

Love is

Love is you and love is me

Love is prison and love is free

Love's what's there when you are away from me

Love is...

I like some of his poems $good$
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Post by: pentan on January 17, 2012, 01:11:52 PM
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I have another little ditty too

The "Hearth" is a place
my Taid put his boots
Not something I do as a rule,
But now and again
I may change my mind
Especially when someones a Tool.

 :-*
Are you related to Pam Ayres? You know the lady who writes silly ditties I don’t like her but she has got nice ~T
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Post by: Pendragon on January 17, 2012, 01:13:35 PM
I make a horrid cuppa T.  My Nain used to love Pam Ayres but then my Nain liked Val Doonican too  :laugh:
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Post by: Nemesis on January 17, 2012, 01:19:08 PM
Delany had a donkey that everyone admired
Permanently lazy and permanently tired.
Hi Pen,
Like your poems ! :twoface:
Nem
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Post by: Pendragon on January 17, 2012, 01:23:53 PM
Jemima had a tortoise
that wasn't very fast,
She was sick of going to parties
and always arriving last.

Right I have to go paint a ceiling now.....no excuses  D)

Thanks Nem just a bit of fun  :twoface:
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Post by: Nemesis on January 17, 2012, 01:30:52 PM
When Jemima has another party, let me know-- I'll send Alice-- she's pretty fast !
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Post by: Pendragon on January 17, 2012, 01:31:51 PM
pfft fast Alice.....I've heard of her  D)
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Post by: pentan on January 17, 2012, 01:32:33 PM
As the welsh Celts descended from Anglo Indians should we not welcome migration from this culture
it would seem if we did businesses would be run far more efficiently as they would be open all hours Workers would be less likely to cause disruption.
Council officials in turbans would look lees drab; call centres could be moved to Wales bringing much needed growth to our economy the honey festival in Conwy would be more colourful
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Post by: Pendragon on January 17, 2012, 01:35:46 PM
Why not it's working for England  $walesflag$
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 17, 2012, 01:39:01 PM
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As the welsh Celts descended from Anglo Indians should we not welcome migration from this culture
it would seem if we did businesses would be run far more efficiently as they would be open all hours Workers would be less likely to cause disruption.
Council officials in turbans would look lees drab; call centres could be moved to Wales bringing much needed growth to our economy the honey festival in Conwy would be more colourful

 ???  Are you on crack? :twoface:
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Post by: Nemesis on January 17, 2012, 01:46:08 PM
Here she is !
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Post by: Fester on January 17, 2012, 06:43:42 PM
ROSES ARE RED,
VIOLETS ARE BLUE,
I HAVE ALHZEIMER'S DISEASE,
...CHEESE ON TOAST.







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Post by: Nemesis on January 17, 2012, 08:15:26 PM
 _))* _))* _))*
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Post by: martin on January 17, 2012, 08:36:16 PM
The dandelion eater, all of those brown things, are those it's jobbies? :o
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Post by: pentan on January 17, 2012, 10:40:31 PM
You lot are fruit & nuts even thinking I am serious you should all qualify for care in the community  _))*
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Post by: Pendragon on January 17, 2012, 10:42:25 PM
I think you've been on the giggly pop.....haven't you Mr Man  Z**
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Post by: pentan on January 17, 2012, 10:42:51 PM
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As the welsh Celts descended from Anglo Indians should we not welcome migration from this culture
it would seem if we did businesses would be run far more efficiently as they would be open all hours Workers would be less likely to cause disruption.
Council officials in turbans would look lees drab; call centres could be moved to Wales bringing much needed growth to our economy the honey festival in Conwy would be more colourful

 ???  Are you on crack? :twoface:

Have you got some for sale?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 17, 2012, 10:46:06 PM
nope, you had the last lot  :laugh:
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 17, 2012, 10:47:53 PM
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You lot are fruit & nuts even thinking I am serious you should all qualify for care in the community  _))*

They are probably busy enough with your case  L0L L0L
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Post by: Pendragon on January 17, 2012, 10:51:09 PM
 L0L _))* _))*
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Post by: pentan on January 17, 2012, 10:58:39 PM
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You lot are fruit & nuts even thinking I am serious you should all qualify for care in the community  _))*

They are probably busy enough with your case  L0L L0L

Have heard the welsh assembly have voted to open up the North Wales hospital for the welsh our local AM must have had you in his surgery he gave it top vote
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Post by: pentan on January 17, 2012, 10:59:40 PM
ps I dont drink
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 17, 2012, 11:03:30 PM
not old enough yet?
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Post by: Pendragon on January 17, 2012, 11:04:12 PM
Do you take any tablets  ?{}?
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Post by: pentan on January 17, 2012, 11:04:42 PM
Just had a phone call from Mr Creamer he is not Impressed that  Merddin is dealing on his patch
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Post by: Pendragon on January 17, 2012, 11:05:58 PM
Hehe  _))*
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Post by: pentan on January 17, 2012, 11:06:05 PM
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not old enough yet?

think you will find you can go mad at any age
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 17, 2012, 11:10:00 PM
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Just had a phone call from Mr Creamer he is not Impressed that  Merddin is dealing on his patch

That's a worry then. Mr Blobby can sort it out   ;D
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Post by: Pendragon on January 17, 2012, 11:10:09 PM
Here's the new formula to test for insanity: Tuesday times 312 minus purple. If the total is chocolate giraffes, you're fine.  ;D
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 17, 2012, 11:11:35 PM
plain or milk chocolate?
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Post by: Pendragon on January 17, 2012, 11:14:11 PM
Well obviously Milk chocolate ME  &shake&
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Post by: snowcap on January 17, 2012, 11:18:30 PM
i must be mad i got it to caramel
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Post by: Pendragon on January 17, 2012, 11:26:06 PM
Starkle Starkle little twink who the heck I are you think, I am not under the alchofluence of Inkahol, like some thinkle peep I am.  Z**
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Post by: snowcap on January 17, 2012, 11:30:52 PM
I'm just sampling a drop of black grouse that i had given to me for Christmas, i hope it doesn't have the same effect
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Post by: Nemesis on January 18, 2012, 08:17:43 AM
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The dandelion eater, all of those brown things, are those it's jobbies? :o

 _))* No that is pelleted grass which she sleeps on/in when in her vivarium, being a Horsefield's Tortoise they are a digging variety and the pellets are better for her respiratory system than sand. i.e. less dust.
The jobbies are alot bigger than that-- she weighs 2lb 10 oz, so you can imagine !
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Post by: Yorkie on January 18, 2012, 09:20:07 AM
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-- she weighs 2lb 10 oz, so you can imagine !

Almost big enough for the pot!     ZXZ
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Post by: DaveR on January 18, 2012, 09:45:16 AM
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Hello everybody, Bad news in the papers today, RBS have pulled the plug on Peacocks. In the various writeups about them I read it was started in Warrington in 1800 something and moved its h q to south wales in the seventy years or so ago. Now---does anyone remember this. Towards the end of the 1940s all the Peacocks stores around this part of north Wales were closed, and lay empty for year after year. I can personally remember the one in Colwyn Bay (somewhere around the theatre I think) and that was definitely empty and I saw others in my travels, Wrexham is one that comes to mind. The cleaver ones amongst us 15 year olds had a solution. They reckoned that whoever the boss of Peacocks was, he had died. In his will he left all these properties to his Wife but the income from either trading or sale of properties he left to a mistress hovering in the background. So the annoyed widow shut them all down, refused to trade and refused to see, so no cash to the mistress. Anyone know if there was any truth in this story?
That's interesting, I never knew that. There is no mention of any problems on the Wikipedia page.
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Post by: pentan on January 18, 2012, 10:24:31 AM
Imagine a World
Without Free Knowledge


For over a decade, we have spent millions of hours building the largest encyclopedia in human history. Right now, the U.S. Congress is considering legislation that could fatally damage the free and open Internet. For 24 hours, to raise awareness, we are blacking out Wikipedia. Learn more. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page)

I've inserted the active link
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Post by: Ian on January 18, 2012, 10:31:20 AM
Further to Pentan's link, this is a serious problem that could affect all internet sites:

"Nothing like this has ever happened before on the English Wikipedia. Wikipedians have chosen to black out the English Wikipedia for the first time ever, because we are concerned that SOPA and PIPA will severely inhibit people's access to online information. This is not a problem that will solely affect people in the United States: it will affect everyone around the world.

    Why? SOPA and PIPA are badly drafted legislation that won't be effective in their main goal (to stop copyright infringement), and will cause serious damage to the free and open Internet. They put the burden on website owners to police user-contributed material and call for the unnecessary blocking of entire sites. Small sites won't have sufficient resources to defend themselves. Big media companies may seek to cut off funding sources for their foreign competitors, even if copyright isn't being infringed. Foreign sites will be blacklisted, which means they won't show up in major search engines. And, SOPA and PIPA build a framework for future restrictions and suppression."

From the Land of the Free....
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Post by: Ian on January 18, 2012, 10:36:18 AM
Remember the US is controlled by big business and money and - most worryingly - they've achieved an extradition treaty with the UK that's seeing people taken to the US against their will to face potentially long prison sentences (http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-24028163-mays-u-turn-on-us-extradition-treaty.do).  This is being seen now (http://www.itpro.co.uk/638311/sheffield-student-faces-extradition-over-piracy).
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Post by: DaveR on January 18, 2012, 10:43:48 AM
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Remember the US is controlled by big business and money
Where isn't, really? Money makes the world go round...
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 18, 2012, 10:47:37 AM
It is incredible how the extradition treaty was ever agreed to, the world is getting madder every day!
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Post by: ormegolf on January 18, 2012, 11:34:14 AM
Hello Pendragon and. Thanks for. Your enquiry. I'm fine thanks, another 4 or 5 weeks and then it's back up the Orme. Regarding the Wife situation you mention, there are, or where, two. One divorced in 1971' the second a "kicked out husband" in 1992. Both are still friends, indeed I think it fair to say close friends. The first is now a widow, her second husband died very young. Tell you the truth, and I cannot stop laughing myself, we have been separated for twenty years, but ----- guess who's phone rings if the boiler springs a leak!!!
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Post by: Llechwedd on January 19, 2012, 01:08:04 PM
Just reading the NWWN and see that soldiers are going to "tab" 50 miles blindfolded to raise money for charity.  Whats does tab mean?
While I'm at it what is a click used by US army since Vietnam war I think?
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Post by: Paddy on January 19, 2012, 01:35:44 PM
TAB = Tactical Advance to Battle (march).
A "click" is a unit of measurement. Usually 1km.
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Post by: hollins on January 22, 2012, 02:23:28 PM
Martin, and hopefully someone else might find these swiss sheds inspirational as I did when planning mine.
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Post by: hollins on January 22, 2012, 02:24:57 PM
A few more.
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Post by: martin on January 22, 2012, 02:52:01 PM
Nice photos, but cold, if your was built last year, it would have fitted nicely with the alpine ones. 
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Post by: dwsi on January 23, 2012, 06:34:25 PM
Video Shows Delivery Giant's Staff Flinging Parcels - UK & World News - News - People.co.uk http://bit.ly/xD3Hx1 (http://bit.ly/xD3Hx1)   $fan$
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Post by: Fester on January 23, 2012, 07:19:32 PM
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Video Shows Delivery Giant's Staff Flinging Parcels - UK & World News - News - People.co.uk http://bit.ly/xD3Hx1 (http://bit.ly/xD3Hx1)   $fan$

It looks like the Yodel operation is being badly mismanaged in a number of ways.
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Post by: TheMedz on January 23, 2012, 07:32:38 PM
As the website says

"Here comes the revolution. With creative thinking and a cheery smile, we’re changing the way your parcels are delivered."

I think I might add a bit more bubble wrap next time I send a parcel.
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Post by: Blodyn on January 23, 2012, 11:33:11 PM
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I think I might add a bit more bubble wrap next time I send a parcel.

I think that's a good idea at any time.

A few years ago a man with a van arrived to make a delivery.  He couldn't find my parcel easily, so started sorting through his van.  Still couldn't find my parcel.  Chucked all the parcels from one pile to another, including those clearly marked "FRAGILE".  Sat on the larger parcels, including those clearly marked "FRAGILE", and rifled through all the piles.  Still couldn't find my parcel.  Went away again. 

After that I rather lost faith in a "FRAGILE" parcel being treated gently.

It was another day or two before my parcel arrived. 
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Post by: Fester on January 23, 2012, 11:45:45 PM
I despatch parcels involving bottles and jars on a frequent basis.

Often the Post Office lady, (the delightful Caroline at West Shore), asks me if she should attach a Fragile sticker.

I have long since given up on that, and now I just shake my head and reply, 'whats the point?'
After all, even if the Postman gave a damn, the Post Office depot sortation equipment certainly does not.
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Post by: Ian on January 24, 2012, 08:50:42 AM
I recently ordered a Pioneer theatre amp, and what surprised me was the paucity of protective wrapping in which it arrived. The chap who actually delivered it to me was careful enough, but for sure no one else in the delivery chain was.  Mind you, having seen the way luggage is treated at an airport, I'd also be very loathe to put anything valuable in a suitcase.
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Post by: Fester on January 24, 2012, 09:20:35 AM
Ian, I learn something every day.
'Paucity' - a word I have never come accross. Meaning 'Scarcity, a lack of, insufficient, a dearth'...

Hmmm, how to use it? I wonder...  ?{}?

Dave R,I believe that we have drunk a paucity of beer this week? 
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Post by: DaveR on January 24, 2012, 09:23:19 AM
..and I hold you responsible for the paucity of beer.  &shake&
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Post by: martin on January 24, 2012, 10:23:58 AM
Can I have a go at this new word?  Today we have a paucity of sun $sunny$  Hows that ;D
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Post by: Blodyn on January 24, 2012, 01:55:30 PM
Does Fester's diet have a paucity of calories?  ;D
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Post by: Fester on January 24, 2012, 02:03:13 PM
It does this week dear lady!   No chocolate (my main downfall) has passed my lips.

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Post by: Blodyn on January 24, 2012, 02:09:22 PM
Well done, Fester!   $good$
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Post by: hollins on January 24, 2012, 10:17:05 PM
I went to watch a curling match for the first time in my life tonight,
As my mum would say, "another tick H."
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Post by: Yorkie on January 25, 2012, 06:31:12 PM
And not one hair-dresser in sight!    L0L
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Post by: Fester on January 25, 2012, 09:40:22 PM
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And not one hair-dresser in sight!    L0L

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: Fester on January 26, 2012, 06:38:40 PM
This article spells out the enormous legal penalties these days for 'Insider Share Trading'
It involves Punch Taverns, (one of Pendragon's favourite companies)  :laugh:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16731993 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16731993)

Its very difficult to prove insider trading, and recently the CEO of Tesco UK was accused of it.

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Post by: born2run on January 28, 2012, 11:23:05 PM
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I recently ordered a Pioneer theatre amp, and what surprised me was the paucity of protective wrapping in which it arrived. The chap who actually delivered it to me was careful enough, but for sure no one else in the delivery chain was.  Mind you, having seen the way luggage is treated at an airport, I'd also be very loathe to put anything valuable in a suitcase.

On the same theme be wary of buying electrical goods from a certain warehouse/store named after a greek dog.
I worked in the warehouse for the Christmas one year, and even saw managers literally throwing valuable electrical goods on the shelves, if something drops from any height it's immediately just put back on the shelves. The rate of returns in that store is horrendous, we'd put almost as many things back on shelves as we took off!
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Post by: Ian on January 29, 2012, 09:15:43 AM
I've often wondered with that store, but I  only ever buy light sockets and the like from them. The onyl time I did buy somehting larger, it had clearly been opened and re-sealed.
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Post by: Ian on January 29, 2012, 10:11:42 AM
Which of the top 20 slogans would you rate as the greatest? Full article (http://news.uk.msn.com/uk/top-20-slogans-of-all-time-named-in-poll/)

    1. Beanz Meanz Heinz - Heinz (1967)
    2. Just Do It - Nike (1987)
    3. Does Exactly What It Says On the Tin - Ronseal (1994)
    4. Make Love Not War - various (1960s)
    5. Every Little Helps - Tesco (1993)
    6. Have a Break. Have a Kit Kat - Kit Kat (1957)
    7. Vorsprung Durch Technik - Audi (1982)
    8. Think Different - Apple (1997)
    9. It is. Are You? - The Independent (1986)
    10. It's Finger Lickin' Good - KFC (1950s)
    11. Say It With Flowers - FTD (1917)
    12. Keep Calm and Carry On - HM Government (1939)
    13. It's The Real Thing - Coca-Cola (1940)
    14. You Either Love It Or Hate It - Marmite (1996)
    15. Because I’m Worth It - L'Oreal (1971)
    16. Snap! Crackle! Pop!- Kellogg’s (1932)
    17. Never Knowingly Undersold - John Lewis (1925)
    18. Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite - France (1789)
    19. Refreshes The Parts Other Beers Cannot Reach - Heineken (1973)
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Post by: Yorkie on January 29, 2012, 11:11:36 AM
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I've often wondered with that store, but I  only ever buy light sockets and the like from them. The onyl time I did buy somehting larger, it had clearly been opened and re-sealed.

I think you will find that the box is opened and the contents checked before it is handed to the customer to ensue the item is complete.  This is done particularly with things where there are chargers or other bits included.   A precaution against false claims at a later stage.

In fact when buying at a lot of stores this happens - did the saleman check the items with you when you last bought a mobile phone?

I even know people who will get stuff from the particular retailer, do the job they want to do and then take it back as faulty!   And are proud of themselves for their deceit!    >>>

We did say it was Argos - didn't we?    $good$   I've never had problems with any purchase from them either in store or buying online, they have some great bargains!    My last was a 38" Smart TV for less than £300 with all the knobs and whistles I could want.    ZXZ
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Post by: Fester on January 29, 2012, 08:02:22 PM
Oh, Argos is the Greek dog is it?

Well, I don't know about that, but as a retail organisation they are first class.
The range, price and service are unbeatable I find.

I worked in retail and home shopping all my career, for various companies, but Argos were always the envy of all, the benchmark.
I always marvelled (and still do) as to how they manage to stock a range as vast as they have, in such a small store.

I shop there regularly, and have never had a compaint of any kind.
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Post by: born2run on January 29, 2012, 08:57:41 PM
Their cheap goods come at a price I'm afraid - that's poorly paid and treated staff, incompetent work processes and numerous health and safety violations. I can only comment on what I saw and that was products over stuffed on shelves because there wasn't enough room, this coupled with lack of training and supervision means products bouncing off the floor and being put straight back on shelves to go straight to customers. To be honest if you do get something and it works I'd put it down to luck as much as anything else
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Post by: Fester on January 29, 2012, 09:04:12 PM
I see that Facebook is getting ready to float on the Stock Exchange.

Full article here.. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16779779 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16779779)

Personally I think that to value a company that doesn't produce anything at over $75 billion is complete madness.
As soon as the next improved social media fad comes along to replace it, then all that money will be worth nothing.

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Post by: DaveR on January 29, 2012, 09:25:59 PM
Facebook is hideously overvalued, but surely the point about it 'not producing anything' is irrelevant. Google doesn't produce anything, yet is is a highly profitable company.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 29, 2012, 09:50:50 PM
Nothing wrong with companies that produce nothing except profits, in fact I rather like them ;)
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Post by: Fester on January 29, 2012, 09:59:02 PM
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Nothing wrong with companies that produce nothing except profits, in fact I rather like them ;)

But neither Google or Facebook are sustainable over time. Neither is the one you refer to Merddin. (Betboo.com)
It is entirely naive for people to invest in them over the LONG TERM.
They have no tangible assets, and only exist until the next 'big thing' comes along and makes them irrelevant.

I would sincerely doubt that any Institutional Investors, or Pension Funds will invest in them.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 29, 2012, 10:09:37 PM
Banks were always considered save and look what happened there!
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Post by: Fester on January 29, 2012, 11:50:58 PM
.... and very few pension funds or hedge funds have any investments in banks any longer.

However, as soon as they have rebuilt their balance sheets and passed various 'stress tests', they will once again find investors flooding in.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 30, 2012, 07:47:29 AM
That's a few years away then!
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Post by: DaveR on January 30, 2012, 09:24:41 AM
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Nothing wrong with companies that produce nothing except profits, in fact I rather like them ;)

But neither Google or Facebook are sustainable over time. Neither is the one you refer to Merddin. (Betboo.com)
It is entirely naive for people to invest in them over the LONG TERM.
They have no tangible assets, and only exist until the next 'big thing' comes along and makes them irrelevant.

I would sincerely doubt that any Institutional Investors, or Pension Funds will invest in them.
This is an odd argument. Whether a company survives or not depends upon whether it can effectively respond to its customers' needs - whether it produces anything or not is surely irrelevant?

After all, would you rather have shares in Kodak or Google?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 30, 2012, 09:53:29 AM
I just want a company to create a good profit, I don't care what products it makes or doesn't make, a product can be an experience, a service, it does not have to be a physical object. But just a good profit and dividends and I'm happy with that ;D
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 30, 2012, 10:15:22 AM
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After all, would you rather have shares in Kodak or Google?

For me the Kodak story is very sad, I used to collect old Kodak  cameras and I used to use lots of the old Kodachrome 64 slide film (a long time ago!) But they did not keep up with the times and now we all use digital cameras and no film, this all was very obvious years ago yet  look at Kodak now :(
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Post by: DaveR on January 30, 2012, 11:01:53 AM
The ironic thing is that Kodak originally developed the digital camera but then sat on it as they were terrified of the effect it would have on their traditional business. By the time they eventually embraced digital, it was too late.

The theory (or rather, fact) of evolution applies equally to business as it does to living things.  If they don't adapt to changing market conditions, then they don't survive.
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Post by: Fester on January 30, 2012, 11:24:34 AM
My point is that certain companies are more sustainable than others over time.

Remember the dot.com bubble?   Which featured fashionable new companies being hailed as worth billions.
It didn't last.

Facebook simply strikes me as that kind of deal.  Facebook destroyed MySpace, and something will surely marginalise Facebook in time.   Some thought it would be Twitter, but it seems that they can co-exist.
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Post by: Pendragon on January 30, 2012, 11:33:50 AM
Twitter is rubbish if I'm honest.  I never could get the hang of it and the worst thing is the people who latch on and follow you people with ridiculous names and foreigners asking if you want to meet up with sex starved housewives etc etc.  I cancelled my account in the end  :(
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Post by: Pendragon on February 01, 2012, 10:14:44 AM
A friend told me that from today you can get fined for having your dog off the lead.  Is this true?  What happens if youi want to throw the ball for your dog, do you now have to go up the mountain or find waste land?  Or was she just winding me up as I have Socs till Friday.
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Post by: Fester on February 01, 2012, 10:38:12 AM
Never mind what the law says, you need to keep that b****r on a leash Angie!

Remember what happened last time..... Facebook was in meltdown.  :laugh:
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Post by: DaveR on February 01, 2012, 10:56:47 AM
 :laugh:
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Post by: Nemesis on February 01, 2012, 11:03:55 AM
Funny that this subject should come up.
I have just been on the North Shore beach with Frizzy ON a long lead. He was haring around like a loony as usual and when I turned round, on the slip way was parked a CBC van, out popped a woman, took a picture and she popped back in and went. I was as far down as the bottom of the boat jetty, nearer shore were a couple with two dogs OFF the lead. Wonder what she was up to?
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Post by: Yorkie on February 01, 2012, 05:41:53 PM
I seem to remember something about the leash not being longer than 2 meters.   :D
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Post by: hollins on February 01, 2012, 08:25:51 PM
DaveR, these new adverts are a bit creepy as they seem to be following me around. When I was in Switzerland I was getting Swiss adverts and now I am getting M&S ones. How does it work? I hope you are getting a good income from them!
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Post by: DaveR on February 01, 2012, 08:57:20 PM
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DaveR, these new adverts are a bit creepy as they seem to be following me around. When I was in Switzerland I was getting Swiss adverts and now I am getting M&S ones. How does it work? I hope you are getting a good income from them!
I have a little man that follows you around all day and then reports back to me what you have been up to. I then schedule the appropriate adverts for you.  :laugh:
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Post by: hollins on February 01, 2012, 09:56:31 PM
They have moved on now to Bankruptcy Alternatives      :o
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 01, 2012, 10:21:28 PM
I'm seeing Groupon, whatever that is?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 01, 2012, 10:24:00 PM
Just clicked on Groupon and I'm being offered laser hair removal :o. Last thing I need ! I'm thin enough on top now :laugh:
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 01, 2012, 10:41:40 PM
I've swapped from the ipad to the pc and now see different adverts, it's all to do with Googles targeted advert bots, they are a bit off target so far though!  :laugh:
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Post by: Ian on February 02, 2012, 08:14:39 AM
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have a little man that follows you around all day and then reports back to me what you have been up to. I then schedule the appropriate adverts for you.

I wondered why Fester was wearing a deerstalker and hoodie the other day...   WWW WWW WWW
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Post by: Yorkie on February 02, 2012, 08:36:39 AM
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DaveR, these new adverts are a bit creepy as they seem to be following me around. When I was in Switzerland I was getting Swiss adverts and now I am getting M&S ones. How does it work? I hope you are getting a good income from them!

Well I'm not even in the UK at the moment and all I'm getting is some outfit called "LLANDUDNO EMPORIUM"   _))*
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 02, 2012, 08:53:57 AM
 
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I wondered why Fester was wearing a deerstalker and hoodie the other day...   WWW WWW WWW

 _))* _))*
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Post by: DaveR on February 02, 2012, 08:59:27 AM
The adverts are actually based upon the content of the Forum and which demographics the advertisers are trying to reach.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 02, 2012, 09:47:54 AM
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The adverts are actually based upon the content of the Forum and which demographics the advertisers are trying to reach.

So that's why I keep seeing adverts for gay bars and xmas lights!  L0L
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I wondered why Fester was wearing a deerstalker and hoodie the other day...   WWW WWW WWW

As Elmer said....... ''Sshhhhhh, I'm hunting wabbits''  :laugh:
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Post by: Pendragon on February 04, 2012, 01:26:11 PM
Yesterday was a very busy day I had to go over to Bangor then on to Caernarfon for yet another tribunal with Mash....which this time was successful  D) so we had a couple of drinks in the Skerries and the White Lion to celebrate.  Then it was back over to Conwy to meet my fantastic friend Gail for her birthday bash.  We went up to the Albion which was very busy, we did plan to go to the Bluebell too but never made it  :roll:  Needless to say I have a very bad headache now and I suspect she's in the same state but it was worth it.
On this forum we're always going on about the Llandudno Town Council and how useless they are.  It seems Bangor has the same problem and the people have had enough so much so there is a mini revolution going on behind the scenes.  Ordinary people are throwing down their gauntlets and have decided to rid the Town Council of the corrupt members who are only interested in lining their own pockets.  This year local young people are going to throw their names into the hat in a bid to oust the dinosaurs that currently sit on the TC.  The people had asked for a donation towards the Bangor Carnival and were told in no uncertain terms by the Town Clerk that he had better things to spend tax payers money on  :o this was the final straw and it's whats spurred them on to make the change.  Maybe it's about time Llandudno did the same.
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Post by: Micox on February 04, 2012, 03:58:49 PM
l :twoface: Talk to a Llandudnoite about rebellion against the Council and you'll get undying rabid enthusiasm. An hour later you'll see that same person cow-towing to his local councillor promising undying rabid loyalty.  :twoface:

Hairy flaciddity!

It's in the jeans!
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Post by: Fester on February 04, 2012, 04:46:57 PM
Something hairy and flaccid going on in your jeans, Micox??  :o :o

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Post by: Ian on February 05, 2012, 11:33:51 AM

An internet sensation - the letter from a slave to their former master: (http://www.lettersofnote.com/2012/01/to-my-old-master.html)

http://www.lettersofnote.com/2012/01/to-my-old-master.html (http://www.lettersofnote.com/2012/01/to-my-old-master.html)

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Post by: Micox on February 05, 2012, 04:38:45 PM
 :'( At my age, condition and pill intake, more flaccid than hairy, Fester. Fester seems an appropriate word too. ZXZ
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Post by: DaveR on February 11, 2012, 10:33:44 AM
Ive just had this PM from a new member:

"We're organising The Conwy Festival of Youth which is scheduled for the Diamond Jubilee Weekend in June and we are promoting and fundraising for it.

We have permission to run a 'Truck Pull' along Llandudno Promenade on Easter Sunday.  We originally planned to pull a Fire Engine but have since discovered that they are all automatic vehicles now and are unsuitable.

Could you let me have contact details for someone running the Vehicle Rally during the Extravaganza so that we can try to source a suitably big vehicle which will attract attention on the day?

We will be towing it with teams of Army, Sea and Air Cadets with Young Firefighters and possibly others..."

Can anyone suggest who would be the best person to contact?
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Post by: Ian on February 11, 2012, 10:40:59 AM
Yes.  Len Ricketts - I'll PM his address and 'phone number, Dave.
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Post by: TheMedz on February 11, 2012, 10:47:18 AM
How about using the vintage coach used to take the tours round Marine Drive?
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Post by: SDQ on February 11, 2012, 10:50:19 AM
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How about using the vintage coach used to take the tours round Marine Drive?

Won't it be busy doing tours?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: TheMedz on February 11, 2012, 11:14:41 AM
I don't know how long these bus-pulls take but if they could fit it in it would be a good free advert for them if they could manage it. 
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Post by: Bri Roberts on February 11, 2012, 11:15:50 AM
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Won't it be busy doing tours?

Yes, at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Quiggs on February 11, 2012, 11:56:49 AM
Alpine have plenty of other buses, how about a 'Double Decker' ?   :D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Nemesis on February 11, 2012, 01:21:34 PM
How about the old tram?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: hollins on February 12, 2012, 01:24:48 PM
Now secretly scoffing Maltesers, keeping an eye on the forum and listening to Buddha Bar in my shed! :-}}}
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Post by: DaveR on February 12, 2012, 02:03:46 PM
Admirable, H, truly admirable.  $good$
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 12, 2012, 03:04:56 PM
I haven't seen that advert for the Llandudno Emporium for about a week now, I miss it!  ;D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Yorkie on February 12, 2012, 05:43:55 PM
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Now secretly scoffing Maltesers, keeping an eye on the forum and listening to Buddha Bar in my shed! :-}}}

Good choice of notebook - same model as mine!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Nemesis on February 13, 2012, 08:19:28 AM
and mine!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Pendragon on February 13, 2012, 11:20:56 PM
Sometimes I look around me and all I can do is shake my head .........the attitude of some people never fails to amaze me, the lack of respect shown towards others quite frankly makes my blood boil  $angry$ Did all this start with my generation I think so as before that we respected our elders the Police, teachers and everyone in authority....well not anymore.    Did my generation really change things for the better.  I remember saying when I was a kid......when I'm older I'll trust my kids and let them stay out late, I won't give them grief and I will always be fair!!  Well look at them now how wrong can we be.  I've always tried to instill respect in my kids but sometimes young people and their attitudes wind me up no end.  it makes you want to grab them and give them a good bloody shake  :rage:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Fester on February 13, 2012, 11:26:38 PM
What's triggered that Ang?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Pendragon on February 14, 2012, 12:15:26 AM
Fester I'm a people watcher and some things just don't escape my attention.  I'm the first person to defend the young and that's for a very good reason Matey I truly believe it's my generations fault that they have the lackadaisy attitude they do now.  Parents just like myself decided the best way to bring up kids was to be more understanding, patient, tolerent etc d'know what I mean.  When I was a kid and I know I sound like a geriatric  :roll: I had to call people Aunty "this" and Uncle "that",  teachers were scary, I was always taught to respect my elders,  If I dare be cheeky to my parents I'd get a hiding and god help me if I brought the Police to the door $smack$ did I grow up ok?  Well actually despite what some might say....yes I did and to this day respect is the most important trait in anyone.
I look around me sometimes and things have changed....a lot....you all see it too. 
It's not a personal thing that's triggered this rant tonight Fest it's something that's been on my mind for a long while now.


Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: DaveR on February 14, 2012, 09:10:39 AM
You're absolutely right, Miss P.  $good$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Nemesis on February 14, 2012, 09:16:08 AM
Couldn't agree with you more Pen.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Blodyn on February 14, 2012, 09:55:20 AM
ME, I think this is the day you're moving.  Hope it all goes well and you, Mrs. ME and the birds are soon settled into your new home. 

 ££$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: DaveR on February 14, 2012, 10:01:21 AM
IT'S not grim up north, according to a survey saying Llandudno is the sixth happiest place to live in the UK.

A survey conducted by online property website Rightmove showed life's a beach in Llandudno, ranking it in the top 10 places to live in the UK. Llandudno followed neighbouring city Chester which was ranked fifth happiest in the happiest towns survey.

The five towns or cities that came out best were all in the North of England, with Carlisle scoring highest, followed by York, Huddersfield, Harrogate and Chester.

The survey questioned 25,000 people about their level of contentment on everything from size, value and decor of their homes to safety, how friendly neighbours are and qualities of local amenities being asked.

Huddersfield took third place whilst Harrogate came fourth, followed by Chester.

Nine out of 10 of the unhappiest places to live were all in London or the South East area. The only unhappiest town in the north was Oldham (see below for the full lists).

VIEWS: We would love to hear what you think about Llandudno being voted the sixth happiest place to live in the UK. Do you live in here? What makes you/ Llandudno happy? Let us now on our Facebook page here or on our Twitter page here

The Happiest

1. Carlisle, 2. York, 3. Huddersfield, 4. Harrogate, 5. Chester, 6. Llandudno, 7. Norwich, 8. Derby, 9. Dorchester and 10. Exeter

The Unhappiest

1. East London, 2. Ilford, 3. South East London, 4. Luton, 5. Romford, 6. Oldham, 7. Enfield, 8. North London, 9. West London and 10. Harrow

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/need_to_read/2012/02/14/llandudno-sixth-happiest-place-to-live-in-the-uk-55578-30328190/ (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/need_to_read/2012/02/14/llandudno-sixth-happiest-place-to-live-in-the-uk-55578-30328190/)
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Post by: PETER D on February 14, 2012, 12:27:35 PM
I can confirm South East London has not much to make anyone happy (I live in Sydenham near Crystal Palace).You guys have the coast ,pier,Orme etc.Better paid and plenty of jobs here is the only thing worth staying for.(Born in Colwyn  Bay btw).
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Fester on February 14, 2012, 06:35:53 PM
I have been saying the same for 20 odd years...
I am convinced that it started when teachers were BANNED from giving kids a clip round the ear for being out of line.

I got a clout regularly, and if I did... my Mum would give me another!

We all got soft... and the next generation took full advantage.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 14, 2012, 11:09:38 PM
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ME, I think this is the day you're moving.  Hope it all goes well and you, Mrs. ME and the birds are soon settled into your new home. 

 ££$

 $thanx$. We are in, all went well, but we have a new modern heating system and we are baffled by how to make it heat up  :rage:  can't get a free view signal either, sky works though!
'
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: snowcap on February 14, 2012, 11:49:41 PM
good luck in your new home ME hope you learn to love it there, and you soon work out your heating, lol
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Post by: Fester on February 14, 2012, 11:57:08 PM
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ME, I think this is the day you're moving.  Hope it all goes well and you, Mrs. ME and the birds are soon settled into your new home. 

 ££$

 $thanx$. We are in, all went well, but we have a new modern heating system and we are baffled by how to make it heat up  :rage:  can't get a free view signal either, sky works though!
'

Its a bit chilly to have no heating mate.
Are you making progress with that?
What kind of control panel/system are you looking at?
Don't freeze.... let us know if we can help.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 15, 2012, 08:05:01 AM
Sorted now, the knobs on the boiler itself were turned down!  It's a Worcester-Bosch combi boiler, never had such a modern one before! (only 3years old!).  D)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: hollins on February 15, 2012, 09:26:23 AM
I am so pleased all is well now. I felt for you last night. When we moved here we ended up spending the night in a hotel due to major plumbing problems. Never again!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: DaveR on February 15, 2012, 09:32:17 AM
Some sad stories here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17015699 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17015699)

I have to wonder why the younger guy didn't do something like volunteering for a charity? And perhaps he would have more success if he smartened himself up a bit?
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Post by: Nemesis on February 15, 2012, 10:24:10 AM
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I am so pleased all is well now. I felt for you last night. When we moved here we ended up spending the night in a hotel due to major plumbing problems. Never again!

Hope you will both be happy in your new home (saw you again yesterday on Real Deal !!)
The night we moved here we had nothing but what we stood up in-- our furniture etc was coming the next morning and we spent the night squashed up with 2 dogs in a single room ! Luckily the weather was warm'
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Blodyn on February 15, 2012, 12:45:55 PM
ME, I'm glad you're settling in and sorting things out. 

When I moved here I travelled by train, with just a rucksack of camping gear (apart from the tent) and two cats in travelling boxes.  I arrived fairly late in the evening and had more supplies for the cats than for myself.  I'd just poured most of my bottle of water into the cats' bowl when I discovered that the water supply had been turned off outside the house and I had no means of turning it on till I could ask a neighbour for help in the morning!  My removals men arrived early (they'd been camped out in the lorry overnight) and they were brilliant - particularly as the box with the tea making things was one of the last out (as everything had been in storage I couldn't organise its whereabouts)! 
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Post by: DaveR on February 19, 2012, 07:32:21 PM
Wales’ coastline named ‘the greatest region on Earth in 2012’ by traveller's bible Lonely Planet

A travellers' bible has described the Welsh coastline as “the greatest region on Earth to visit in 2012” ahead of some of the world’s most iconic destinations.

Lonely Planet – one of the world’s leading travel publishers – has lavished praise on Wales because next year it becomes the first country to boast a footpath running along its entire coastline.

The All Wales Coast Path – a Welsh Government scheme costing £10m – will run from Chepstow right the way to Queensferry in Flintshire, North Wales. It will stretch some 870 miles (1,400km) when it is opened in May.

It was highlighted in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2012, which features 10 countries, regions and cities handpicked by the publisher’s experts as the most impressive places to visit next year.

Lonely Planet author Sarah Baxter wrote of Wales’ selection in top spot: “What a wonderful thing: to walk the entire length of a country’s coastline, to trace its every nook, cranny, cliff-face, indent and estuary. How better to truly appreciate the shape – and soul – of a nation? Well, in 2012 Wales will become the only country in the world where you can do just that.

“Due for completion in May, the All Wales Coast Path (AWCP) will squiggle continuously from Chepstow in the south to near Queensferry in the north – via dramatic serrations, sandy bays and domineering castles – making 1,377km of shore accessible.”

Simon Calder, the travel editor at the Independent, said recognition of Wales’s status as an outstanding destination was long overdue.

He said: “Anybody who has explored the coast of Wales will know it’s as good as anything on the planet.

“And the completion of the path, particularly, added to the Offa’s Dyke path, means this is one country that you can walk all the way around and I think that’s a tremendous offering to put to the world.”

Mr Calder said despite the popularity of websites like Trip Advisor, where ordinary holidaymakers review destinations, guide books were still valued and trusted by international travellers.

He said it is now up to the Welsh hospitality industry to ensure its offer was strong enough to capitalise on the additional visitors who will come to the country.

Julian Burrell, a director of the Wales Tourism Alliance (WTA), echoed Mr Calder’s comments, saying the book’s choice of Wales as best region would make a big impression on overseas visitors.

Mr Burrell said: “This is something we’ve been telling people for a long time and it’s very pleasing indeed to see Lonely Planet agreeing with us.

“Some previous editions have been becoming more and more positive about Wales and I think it’s a credit to everyone involved in the tourism industry that this very positive attitude is now out there with the public.”

Another of the book’s authors, Tom Hall, picked out places like Barafundle Bay and St David’s, both in Pembrokeshire, as among the reasons why Wales was chosen by Lonely Planet’s editorial team. Barafundle Bay, in the Stackpole National Nature Reserve, was the setting for Sherlock Holmes star Benedict Cumberbatch’s new film Third Star, while St David’s is best known as the Pembrokeshire village that boasts full city status due to its cathedral.

Mr Hall also suggested the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s decision to start their married life on Anglesey, North Wales, had raised the profile of the Welsh coast.

He said: “As well as the novel ability to walk its entire coastline, the region comes out top because of its wildlife, great surf, castles and fantastic spots such as Barrafundle Bay and St David’s.

“Now that Wills and Kate have set up home in the area it has also received the Royal stamp of approval.”

Almost £10m has been spent on the coastal path in recent years - by the Assembly, the Countryside Council for Wales (CCW) and the national parks.

The path, due to open on May 5, will link a pre-existing network to new stretches running to over 130 miles that have been built since 2007.

A Welsh Government spokesman said they hope the path persuades many of the visitors who arrive in London next year for the Olympics to stop off in Wales.

“To be ranked above such fantastic destinations is a credit to the effort of all those involved with the Wales Coast Path,” he said.

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2012 is priced at £9.99 and will be available today.


Read More http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2011/10/28/wales-coastline-named-the-greatest-region-on-earth-in-2012-by-traveller-s-bible-lonely-planet-91466-29675500/#ixzz1mrFYHLQ2 (http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2011/10/28/wales-coastline-named-the-greatest-region-on-earth-in-2012-by-traveller-s-bible-lonely-planet-91466-29675500/#ixzz1mrFYHLQ2)



http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2011/10/28/wales-coastline-named-the-greatest-region-on-earth-in-2012-by-traveller-s-bible-lonely-planet-91466-29675500/ (http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2011/10/28/wales-coastline-named-the-greatest-region-on-earth-in-2012-by-traveller-s-bible-lonely-planet-91466-29675500/)
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Post by: TheMedz on February 20, 2012, 10:11:25 PM
Fester - A mastermind specialist subject right up your street tonight. Motorhead. Should be available somewhere on I-player.BBC iPlayer - Mastermind: 2011/2012: Episode 16 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01cbpnz/)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Pendragon on February 21, 2012, 01:46:43 PM
It's been one of those days already got woken up this morning by the estate agent informing us that a house we were hoping to view is now off the market  :'(  My eldest is off to Amsterdam with his friends tomorrow and so was drying his clothes ready for his trip when the tumble dryer decided to be spiteful and start blowing cold air only  :rage:  So I had him panicking round the house manic as you like " aahgh what will I do, I need them for tonight they'll never be dry........blah blah" A quick phone call to John Peg sorted that out I'm now going to use his dryer so problem solved.  John then phoned back and said he needed slight alterations to his new leg so the afternoon will be spent round his kitchen table with fiber glass resin and sand paper.  As I'm rounding up all Gavs washing and putting it in a bin bag the door knocks and it's two bloody Jehovah witnesses  :o  I'll give them Armagedden !!  Well I would of the but I knew the guy and he's really nice if I'm honest so had to stand there being polite  :roll:
However Gail has just phoned me so were going for a swift one in the Mail and if that doesn't put a different slant on the day I'm going to hide in Gav's suitcase and find the nearest Coffee shop in Amsterdam and roll myself the biggest Cheech and Chong rolly you've ever seen.   Plan two sounds preferable right now  :laugh:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Fester on February 22, 2012, 11:33:43 PM
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Fester - A mastermind specialist subject right up your street tonight. Motorhead. Should be available somewhere on I-player.BBC iPlayer - Mastermind: 2011/2012: Episode 16 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01cbpnz/)

Thanks Medz!
I just got round to watching that clip... and I am very proud of myself!
The contestant got 14 out of 15 right... I got all 15, and in double quick time, so would have had more questions than he did.
However, I am a Motorhead obsessive,and the questions were a little on the easy side.

Sadly, if I had continued to the general knowledge section, I'm sure I would have been lucky to get NIL, so no great achievement there.   I had fun though.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Ian on February 25, 2012, 09:54:02 AM
News just in:

Oxford University researchers have discovered the heaviest element yet known to science. The new element, Governmentium (symbol=Gv), has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312.

These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which ar...e surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called pillocks. Since Governmentium has no electrons, it is inert. However, it can be detected, because it impedes every reaction with which it comes into
contact.

A tiny amount of Governmentium can cause a reaction that would normally take less than a second, to take from 4 days to 4 years to complete. Governmentium has a normal half-life of 2 to 6 years. It does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganisation in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places.

In fact, Governmentium's mass will actually increase over time, since each reorganisation will cause more morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes. This characteristic of moron promotion leads some scientists to believe that Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a critical concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as a critical morass. When catalysed with money, Governmentium becomes Administratium (symbol=Ad), an element that radiates just as much energy as Governmentium, since it has half as many pillocks but twice as many morons
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Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Quiggs on February 25, 2012, 12:01:51 PM
BRILLIANT, love it.   $donald$    $sunny$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: TheMedz on February 29, 2012, 07:14:17 PM
Sad news.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17214430 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17214430)

If painting the house on some unnaturally high scaffolding in the last couple of days didn't do it to me then I'm feeling really old now.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Fester on March 01, 2012, 08:40:17 AM
Further to Medz Post..

I thought my wife was joking when she told me that Davy Jones was dead...........And then I saw her face.  :laugh:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Nemesis on March 01, 2012, 08:41:47 AM
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Sad news.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17214430 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17214430)

If painting the house on some unnaturally high scaffolding in the last couple of days didn't do it to me then I'm feeling really old now.
Drove past yesterday-- didn't envy whoever it was standing up there !
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: TheMedz on March 01, 2012, 10:39:46 AM
Drove past yesterday-- didn't envy whoever it was standing up there !

We took it in turns. Amazing what you can paint with your eyes shut and gripping onto the scaffolding with one hand.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Fester on March 01, 2012, 12:12:24 PM
If no one is going to wish all members a Happy St David's Day, then I shall do it!

 $walesflag$ $walesflag$ $walesflag$
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Post by: Paddy on March 01, 2012, 05:01:53 PM
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Further to Medz Post..

I thought my wife was joking when she told me that Davy Jones was dead...........And then I saw her face.  :laugh:

now I'm a bereaver!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: TheMedz on March 01, 2012, 11:04:48 PM
Love it.

 :)

Being extremely sad, not to mention old, I realised I'd got their Greatest Hits album on my Ipod. Never realised it was actualy Micky Dolenz, not Davey Jones, that sang lead on most of their more famous tracks. Is anyone out there old enough or brave enough to remember a very young Mickey Dolenz on TV in Circus Boy. Circus Boy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxSLww4mw6w#)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: dwsi on March 02, 2012, 07:06:48 AM
BBC News - Englebert Humperdinck is UK Eurovision act for 2012 http://bbc.in/xqKgvX (http://bbc.in/xqKgvX)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Yorkie on March 02, 2012, 08:11:13 AM
Apple Store about to hit 25 Billion downloads

http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/25-billion-app-store-downloads-comes-closer-apple-offers-10000-prize/ (http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/25-billion-app-store-downloads-comes-closer-apple-offers-10000-prize/)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Nemesis on March 02, 2012, 08:23:29 AM
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Love it.

 :)

Being extremely sad, not to mention old, I realised I'd got their Greatest Hits album on my Ipod. Never realised it was actualy Micky Dolenz, not Davey Jones, that sang lead on most of their more famous tracks. Is anyone out there old enough or brave enough to remember a very young Mickey Dolenz on TV in Circus Boy. Circus Boy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxSLww4mw6w#)

Used to watch that when I was a kid !
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Fester on March 02, 2012, 09:28:38 AM
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BBC News - Englebert Humperdinck is UK Eurovision act for 2012 http://bbc.in/xqKgvX (http://bbc.in/xqKgvX)

Eurovision, once an impartial and enjoyable competition, has become a politically motivated farce in the last few years.

It's time it was brought to an end and the money spent on something better.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 02, 2012, 09:44:41 AM
I've always found Eurovision to be utter rubbish, mind you, Abba were very good! D)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Ian on March 04, 2012, 07:51:26 AM
Perfect ladies' accessories for that important Italian cruise.,..

http://imgur.com/UubH3 (http://imgur.com/UubH3)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Nemesis on March 04, 2012, 08:30:24 AM
 _))* _))* _))*
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: ormegolf on March 11, 2012, 10:04:22 PM
I've always said that if a facility that is used by the public is upgraded, it will attract a better class of clientele . Had a ride on one of Arrivas new million pound deckers today. Who gets on and sits down beside me. One of the forums most frequent contributors. Mike
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: ormegolf on March 13, 2012, 12:10:53 AM
Am I hogging the stage in this coffee centre.
Never mind, this is fresh in my mind from a visit to the dentist today.
Around about six months ago I went to my dentist (not in this immediate area) for a routine exam. Any problems. Not really, bit of toothache on this side sometime. Oh, we'll really, they are all rotting, when you feel up to it let me know and we will take the whole lot (maybe around 20) out.
So, I went home, thought about it, and did nothing.
Mainly because of the travelling distance I found another dentist nearer.
Today, the first visit. Full exam. Any problems. Not really, bit of toothache on this side sometime.
Yes, we'll there is something wrong with your diet. Here's a prescription for a mouthwash, give up sweet things and see you in six months.
Both qualified, makes you wonder which one is right.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Ian on March 13, 2012, 07:55:21 AM
Quote
Both qualified, makes you wonder which one is right.

I suspect the question should be 'Which is the better trained?".  Decent dentists view extraction only as a very last resort, IME.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: DaveR on March 13, 2012, 09:23:16 AM
I've only ever had one tooth removed and it was like this scene from the Boys From Brazil:

Drilling for facts (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPQ7KMCrPLE#ws)

Never again!  :o
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Yorkie on March 13, 2012, 09:53:46 AM
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EDITED.
Any problems. Not really, bit of toothache on this side sometime. Oh, we'll really, they are all rotting, when you feel up to it let me know and we will take the whole lot (maybe around 20) out.
 I found another dentist nearer.
Today, the first visit. Full exam. Any problems. Not really, bit of toothache on this side sometime.
Yes, we'll there is something wrong with your diet. Here's a prescription for a mouthwash, give up sweet things and see you in six months.
Both qualified, makes you wonder which one is right.

Methinks that number 2 is seeing an opportunity to do lots of work in the future, whilst the first one has merely advised you of the inevitable destiny of your dental condition!   Supplying dentures is only a one hit fee.    ;)

It's like the doctor and the Aspirin!     _))*
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Pendragon on March 13, 2012, 04:23:31 PM
Penmaenmawr mountain is one of the most magnetic in Europe which is why we get so many Ufo sightings and is now considered a hot spot apparently.  I remember as a kid about 14 years old my friend said she witnessed a Ufo over Moel Lys mountain.  She told me she had seen a disc shaped object hovering over the mountain with flashing lights, a week later this incident was reported in the Weekly News.

http://www.northwalesweeklynews.co.uk/conwy-county-news/local-conwy-news/2012/03/01/conwy-ufo-sightings-creepy-conwy-55243-30432585/ (http://www.northwalesweeklynews.co.uk/conwy-county-news/local-conwy-news/2012/03/01/conwy-ufo-sightings-creepy-conwy-55243-30432585/)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: mull on March 14, 2012, 12:43:37 AM
Chinaman had appointment at dentist.

2.30
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: ormegolf on March 14, 2012, 11:04:22 PM
Took me a few seconds to see the light, but now ;D :D >>> ;D :D ;D
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Post by: DaveR on March 15, 2012, 10:33:34 PM
"Homeless people used as Wi-Fi Hotspots"
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/13/technology/homeless-as-wi-fi-transmitters-creates-a-stir-in-austin.html?_r=2 (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/13/technology/homeless-as-wi-fi-transmitters-creates-a-stir-in-austin.html?_r=2)

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Post by: Fester on March 16, 2012, 12:34:14 AM
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"Homeless people used as Wi-Fi Hotspots"
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/13/technology/homeless-as-wi-fi-transmitters-creates-a-stir-in-austin.html?_r=2 (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/13/technology/homeless-as-wi-fi-transmitters-creates-a-stir-in-austin.html?_r=2)

If this scheme were to be replicated in Llandudno, it would be a great thing for me personally.

I could position myself at Hooson's corner, in the range of many such ''homeless wi-fi transmitters'' and do my share dealing without fear of losing my signal.
On an evening I could re-locate to the Colonnade on Happy Valley road, or to the bandstand on the promenade.

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Post by: Pendragon on March 16, 2012, 09:19:15 PM
Y'see this is why dogs should wear seat belts  ;D
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Post by: Nemesis on March 17, 2012, 12:48:20 PM
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Poor scrap :(
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Post by: Fester on March 19, 2012, 09:50:24 PM
An incredible coincidence has just occurred.   Well, at least I think it is.

I was just about to post the picture (below) of the nocturnal visitor I had on Saturday.
As I was attaching the image, my security light just snapped on, and there he was again!
I'm going to call him Graham.

My father in law reliably informed me that they eat meat, so I gave him some ham from the fridge.
He snaffled all that, and seemed quite content.  (as can be seen in pic 2)
Apologies for the picture quality, its nearly as bad as Dave's.  :laugh:
Tonight, he was offered Pepperoni, which he turned his snout up at... and toddled off most disgruntled.

Picky b****r, is our Graham.

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Post by: DaveR on March 19, 2012, 09:52:45 PM
Who took that last photo...Stevie Wonder?  :laugh:
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Post by: Bellringer on March 19, 2012, 09:55:31 PM
Apparently dog food (the meat variety) is recommended by such as the RSPCA.
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Post by: Fester on March 19, 2012, 09:56:42 PM
This is what a few bottles of wine can do mate... sorry.  $drink1$ $drink1$   
I did apologise in advance.
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Post by: DaveR on March 19, 2012, 10:00:35 PM
Hedgehogs normally eat worms etc and should be left to their own devices unless you see them out in the open in the daytime.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 19, 2012, 10:15:55 PM
And do not give them milk! (someone always says that!  ;D )
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Post by: Fester on March 19, 2012, 10:40:27 PM
I had no worms in the fridge when I checked, so wafer thin ham had to suffice.

I hope if I am ever hungry I don't find myself relying on you, you CHUFF.  :laugh:
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Post by: DaveR on March 19, 2012, 10:44:59 PM
They are quite capable of feeding themselves, wild creatures should be left to fend for themselves unless the weather conditions are extreme etc.
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Post by: Fester on March 19, 2012, 11:22:57 PM
SHE who knows ALL things in Llandudno, (the wife of HE who knows ALL things in Llandudno) has informed me tonight by text, that Vets recommend that Hedgehogs should be fed with dog or cat food.

In which case you would have thought that my hedgehog would have been OK with Asda Pepperoni?

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Post by: Blodyn on March 20, 2012, 09:46:35 AM
Fester, Graham looks delightful - but are you sure he's a he?   ???
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Post by: Fester on March 20, 2012, 10:13:35 AM
''HE'' is likely to be infested with fleas, so no check was feasible.

Not that I go round checking the sex of all the animals in the local neighbourhood... I hasten to add.
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Post by: DaveR on March 20, 2012, 10:23:20 AM
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Not that I go round checking the sex of all the animals in the local neighbourhood... I hasten to add.
...not since the Restraining Order was issued, anyway.  :laugh:
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 20, 2012, 10:30:58 AM
 _))* _))*
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Post by: Fester on March 21, 2012, 11:08:49 PM
The Worlds Shortest Job Interview?


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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 22, 2012, 06:56:25 AM
 :o  _))* _))*
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Post by: DaveR on March 22, 2012, 08:48:06 AM
I doubt she'd fit behind your counter, Fester.  8)
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Post by: Nemesis on March 22, 2012, 08:53:55 AM
Bet she'd have a job passing someone in the isles of the new Sainsbury's,
Local news:- Traffic jam in Sainbury's,police arrested many male customers !
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Post by: Yorkie on March 22, 2012, 09:06:42 AM
Is that what they call, "Going bust"?    :D
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Post by: Nemesis on March 22, 2012, 11:14:03 AM
 $donald$
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Post by: DaveR on March 22, 2012, 06:24:15 PM
Did anyone see the RAF Chinook flying low along the coast about 20 minutes ago, must have been only about 50 feet above ground level.
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Post by: dwsi on March 22, 2012, 06:39:06 PM
I saw a RAF Hercules going low up the valley at that time
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Post by: snowcap on March 23, 2012, 12:06:59 AM
missed it still looking at  the girl who was in for the interview
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Post by: Ian on March 26, 2012, 08:50:32 AM
Isn't Spring wonderful...

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Post by: Bellringer on March 26, 2012, 09:07:47 AM
Yes it is Ian. I saw my first bluebells last week - should be a good show shortly.
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Post by: mull on March 26, 2012, 10:13:37 AM
Big lambs.
Not started lambing yet up here.
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Post by: Ian on March 26, 2012, 11:01:09 AM
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I saw my first bluebells last week - should be a good show shortly

I'm assuming that we might see a lot more early bloomers this year, too, since the weather's unremittingly delightful; at the moment - though lacking in rain.
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Post by: Bellringer on March 26, 2012, 12:15:09 PM
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Big lambs.
Not started lambing yet up here.

Some lambs as early as December here but the hill breeds are usually March/April.
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Post by: hollins on March 26, 2012, 12:44:57 PM
We were amazed when we moved to Wales to see tiny lambs out in the field in January. When we lived in the Peak District we never saw them out before April.
The farmer near us was telling us that it had been a good year for the lambs because of the warm weather.
Let us hope the virus doesn't come here.
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Post by: Llechwedd on March 26, 2012, 03:04:52 PM
Anyone see the propellor plane yesterday at 1.30 doing tricks on the top of the Orme.  We thought he was crashing as he came zooming low over the sea with white smoke belching out then shot up to the summit and did a corkscrew vertical descent.  Don't like flying at the best of times!
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Post by: DaveR on March 27, 2012, 01:20:09 PM
Stamps are going up on the 30th April - 2nd Class going up to 50p and 1st Class up to 60p...  :o
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Post by: Yorkie on March 27, 2012, 01:56:29 PM
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Stamps are going up on the 30th April - 2nd Class going up to 50p and 1st Class up to 60p...  :o

Some enterprising forger will no doubt turn his hand to Postage Stamps - very hard to detect a good forgery!    :(
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Post by: TheMedz on March 27, 2012, 07:28:28 PM
Not wishing to start panic buying at places like Superdrug (cheap books of First class stamps) etc but I think that if you buy books of the ones marked 1st Class or 2nd Class (ie not the monetary value) at the pre end of April price they are still valid after the end of April.
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Post by: Yorkie on March 27, 2012, 08:35:38 PM
I did this the last time they went up and I am still using them!   With interest rates so low it was a pretty good investment - especially so now they are going up again!    Z**
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Post by: Bri Roberts on March 27, 2012, 09:28:39 PM
Small shops will make a mint by bulk buying.

That's over a 25% increase.

Postage stamps and petrol pump prices will cause inflation to rise back up again.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 27, 2012, 10:56:08 PM
I also last time bought several books of stamps, a good investment and I'll do it again even though I send very little post! :laugh:
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Post by: Paddy on March 27, 2012, 11:15:59 PM
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Not wishing to start panic buying at places like Superdrug (cheap books of First class stamps) etc but I think that if you buy books of the ones marked 1st Class or 2nd Class (ie not the monetary value) at the pre end of April price they are still valid after the end of April.

They are valid forever. Royal Mail don't put prices on the stamps anymore because the price changes so often. They just put 1st or 2nd. Many moons ago an employee got a nice bonus for that suggestion!
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Post by: Fester on March 28, 2012, 01:05:59 AM
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Small shops will make a mint by bulk buying.

That's over a 25% increase.

Postage stamps and petrol pump prices will cause inflation to rise back up again.

No, what will happen instead is that the govt will point to some obscure electrical product, and say that because that went down in price for 20 minutes, it caused the annual inflation rate to fall overall.

No matter what party is in power the LIES about inflation will continue.
There is a thread on this very Forum that I raised called 'inflation'
I had the audacity to suggest that prices were rising over a year ago.... but I was shouted down.
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Post by: hollins on April 04, 2012, 08:58:20 AM
It is snowing heavily here and I am not in Switzerland!
The second photo was taken yesterday and the first one a few minutes ago.
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Post by: Nemesis on April 04, 2012, 11:02:46 AM
Just had a pic sent from Yorkshire-- it looks like a whiteout.
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Post by: ormegolf on April 04, 2012, 09:46:49 PM
  I've seen it.  The first local filling station to burst through the £1-50 per litre mark.

      The B.P. / Coop in Old Colwyn.    Mike

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Post by: Fester on April 04, 2012, 10:12:00 PM
Indeed Mike,

But when I have raised the issue of inflation on here in the past, I have been told I am imagining it!  ???
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Post by: Blodyn on April 04, 2012, 10:53:47 PM
Hollins, those are very pretty pictures.  I hope the blossom's survived. 
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Post by: Ian on April 05, 2012, 07:46:33 AM
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But when I have raised the issue of inflation on here in the past, I have been told I am imagining it!  ???

Not here you weren't..

http://threetownsforum.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,90.25.html (http://threetownsforum.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,90.25.html)

There were some differences in interpretation, however….
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Post by: Fester on April 05, 2012, 10:03:49 AM
Not referring to that Ian.

Previous to that I started a thread called 'Inflation' in which I outlined the things I had seen which led me to conclude that the TRUE inflation rate was much higher than the Govt official figure.

The overwhelming consensus from members was that it was not the case.  So I gave up.
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Post by: Pendragon on April 05, 2012, 04:27:02 PM
Happy Easter to you all  :-*

I had a lovely surprise when I got home from work last night.  Gezzy had bought me a big bunch of flowers, two bars of my favourite chocolate and a bottle of wine (hehe I lie it was Lambrini I'm afraid I don't like wine....god I'm cheap) "ah that's lovely" I said "what's with all the fuss Darlin'?"  "I knew it" he said "you've forgotten haven't you" he said glancing towards the side board....there propped up on the side was a card......yep a card......an anniversary card  :o !!  Nine years today we've been married and only once maybe twice in that time have I remembered on time  :roll:

I'm going to take him for a meal in the Castle Hotel tomorrow night....maybe that will stop him sulking  ;)
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Post by: DaveR on April 05, 2012, 05:38:30 PM
Well done, hope you both have a great time tomorrow.  $good$
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Post by: Pendragon on April 05, 2012, 06:06:59 PM
Cheers Dave  ;)  divorce averted, sulking ceased he's now my friend again  :laugh:
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Post by: Nemesis on April 05, 2012, 09:16:15 PM
OOOOOH OUCH!
Just had our 47th last week! $good$
Enjoy your meal,
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Post by: ormegolf on April 05, 2012, 09:52:01 PM
You must have been very, very young on your wedding day
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Post by: Bellringer on April 05, 2012, 10:13:40 PM
We had our 48th last week and went on a trip down memory lane including the church where we married.
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Post by: Pendragon on April 06, 2012, 12:02:11 AM
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You must have been very, very young on your wedding day
Y'know Mike I really like you Me Man  :-*
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Post by: Nemesis on April 06, 2012, 08:37:48 AM
 :-* Me too !

Funnily enough we looked at old photos on our trip down memory lane ! ( Hence the two on the Alice thread)
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Post by: Yorkie on April 06, 2012, 09:29:44 AM
We celebrate our 40th (Ruby) soon and will be celebrating at sea somewhere around the Canaries.    >>>
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Post by: Blodyn on April 06, 2012, 09:27:46 PM
Congratulations Pendragon, Nemesis, Yorkie and your respective spouses. 

 &well&
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Post by: Nemesis on April 07, 2012, 09:39:33 AM
Many thanks Blodyn. $thanx$
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Post by: Nemesis on April 08, 2012, 10:55:39 AM
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HAPPY EASTER TO ALL
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Post by: Ian on April 08, 2012, 11:15:18 AM
Indeed.  May all your eggs be chocolaty...

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Post by: hollins on April 08, 2012, 11:39:36 AM
Happy Easter everyone.
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Post by: Yorkie on April 08, 2012, 01:34:31 PM
Is this what you have sent us all?  'Cos mine hasn't arrived yet!     :'(
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on April 08, 2012, 06:24:06 PM
Pasg Hapus!   $walesflag$  <:<:<:<
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Post by: martin on April 23, 2012, 04:45:12 PM
Took this photo a short while ago, a neighbour having a tree thinned out.
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Post by: Yorkie on April 23, 2012, 05:22:50 PM
Rogue Traders????    L0L
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Post by: DaveR on April 24, 2012, 11:57:41 PM
The new Welsh Food Centre at Bodnant is rapidly approaching completion:
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Post by: Yorkie on April 25, 2012, 08:43:59 AM
About time too!   I'm starving!     :rage:
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Post by: Fester on April 26, 2012, 12:11:25 AM
Take a look at this news item.... about 40 seconds long.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17827983 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17827983)

I will never take the pavement for granted ever again!
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Post by: SDQ on April 26, 2012, 12:22:58 AM
I saw that item on the news this morning but they said the taxi driver fell in too when he clearly climbed down to rescue/comfort her.
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Post by: hollins on April 29, 2012, 04:21:40 PM
Feeling so sorry for the village of Llanfair TH. A blocked culvert has just had a go at flooding the village. We were having lunch at the Black Lion when a torrent of water came through the back of the pub. All bookings cancelled for tonight. The fire engines are there and I believe the culvert has now been unblocked.
They still managed to deliver our roast beef despite the panic and major brushing out going on behind us.
Thank you to them and we hope that not too much damage has been done.
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Post by: Hugo on April 29, 2012, 05:30:06 PM
That's such a shame Hollins especially as it has happened a few times before at Llanfair TH.   Hope that you still enjoyed your roast beef and that things are sorted out quickly for the Black Lion and the village.
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Post by: hollins on May 05, 2012, 10:49:19 AM
There are some nice pictures of the Welsh coast on this link to coincide with the official opening of the new Welsh Coast Path.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-17895706 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-17895706)
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Post by: Bellringer on May 22, 2012, 04:31:44 PM
Happy Birthday greetings to DaveR - twenty one again!!
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Post by: DaveR on May 22, 2012, 05:12:23 PM
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Happy Birthday greetings to DaveR - twenty one again!!
Thanks, Stan, I've been making the most of the lovely weather.  ;D
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Post by: Bellringer on May 22, 2012, 06:34:12 PM
You mean visiting Cafe Nero, Fat Cat, Fountains etc.?  Purely in your capacity as a taste tester I assume!
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Post by: DaveR on May 22, 2012, 10:46:49 PM
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You mean visiting Cafe Nero, Fat Cat, Fountains etc.?  Purely in your capacity as a taste tester I assume!
Naturally!  :laugh:
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Post by: hollins on May 23, 2012, 03:31:57 PM
This could only be Switzerland!

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/science_technology/Massive_Zurich_building_completes_19-hour_trip.html?cid=32745688 (http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/science_technology/Massive_Zurich_building_completes_19-hour_trip.html?cid=32745688)
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Post by: Fester on May 23, 2012, 08:45:38 PM
Today, I was walking past the former school on Llwynon Road, Great Orme.... which I believe is now being used as a day centre for expelled and problematic children.
I see them getting dropped off and collected in taxis every day.  Not many of them though for such a large facility.

Anyhow, today, I saw 3 members of staff outside trying to reason with a surly and stroppy teenage girl.

The first thing that sprang to mind was, (apart from give her a clout, it did me no harm) was;

YOU'RE WASTING MY MONEY !!!
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Post by: Trojan on May 23, 2012, 09:10:18 PM
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Today, I was walking past the former school on Llwynon Road, Great Orme.... which I believe is now being used as a day centre for expelled and problematic children.
I see them getting dropped off and collected in taxis every day.  Not many of them though for such a large facility.

Anyhow, today, I saw 3 members of staff outside trying to reason with a surly and stroppy teenage girl.

The first thing that sprang to mind was, (apart from give her a clout, it did me no harm) was;

YOU'RE WASTING MY MONEY !!!

Why......did you pay for her taxi Fester?  :laugh:
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Post by: Fester on May 23, 2012, 09:12:45 PM
Via my council tax yes,  and the three staff, and everything that goes with it!  :rage:
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Post by: DaveR on May 25, 2012, 11:29:46 PM
Well, I laughed...  ???
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Post by: pentan on June 04, 2012, 08:31:57 AM
(http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/dogsnob1/ConwySmall.png)
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on June 04, 2012, 10:20:11 AM
Love that, I've always been a big fan of Athur Daley  $good$ I even have a Jaguar XJ6!  D)
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Post by: Pendragon on June 05, 2012, 10:21:30 AM
Hehe  yes thats clever  :D
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Post by: Pendragon on July 01, 2012, 03:53:54 PM
A friend of mine is trying to raise money for a community transport bus for Conwy and so she organised an evening with a Medium in the Legion on Friday night.  It was worth a tenner just for the laugh, I kid you not this woman was dreadful and I mean utterly diabolical  :o 
She began by telling an over weight woman that she had wheat intolerance and went on to tell her that if she cut out bread and other wheat foods like lets say cake....the weight would fall off her...no sh*t Sherlock I could have told her that for nothing  _))* She asked one lad in the audience if he remembered playing the piano with the next door neighbours when he was a kid, to which he replied no as he was deaf! then she said no no you could hear when you were a child and he explained with the aid of a sign language friend of his he had been profoundly deaf since birth, looking slightly put out and probably a bit foolish she told him that he would have a severe throat infection after which his hearing would return...and get this she advised him to buy an eight piece drum kit  :laugh:  I couldn't look at my mate for laughing, things went from bad to worse when she turned to another girl in the audience and told her she was going to meet a fantastic man get married and have 2 children........the girl explained she was actually gay  L0L.  Another girl was told she wasn't happy in her present job but things would improve soon as she was changing career, shaking her head the girl replied she wasn't working as she had five small kids and her husband was the bread winner!!  Hehehe I was sat with Dorrinda Mcann and the medium told us we had been in conflict for 15 years.....I've only know her for 10.....she thought Dorrinda was my Mum!!  I noticed that when she was talking to people she was constantly smiling, nodding her head and saying yes which in turn makes you nod back so it looked on a couple of occasions she had hit lucky but the look of bewilderment on people faces clearly showed that yet again she was way off.  I think I can safely say the only spirit that entered her body that night was gin or possibly vodka  L0L.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on July 01, 2012, 05:39:51 PM
Brilliant! Would have made a great tv programme! Anyway forget mediums, go for a large!  ;D
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Post by: SDQ on July 01, 2012, 07:19:51 PM
Brings to mind the episode of Phoenix Nights with a medium of similar capabilities.
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Post by: Fester on July 01, 2012, 10:06:01 PM
I have been laughing out loud Angie, because I have seen these charletons make fools of themselves before.

That most famous medium Derek Acorah (before being exposed as a complete fraud) was doing a Haunted Towns show for Living TV in Halifax.
Well, I lived there at the time so tuned in to watch out of interest.

He insisted that he was 'drawn' to a house... and the camera crew followed him in.
A redoubtable old lass was quizzed to death by an increasingly embarrassed Acorah, who got everything entirely wrong.

Acorah - ''You hear a lot of noises from the kitchen area''    - Old Lady - No, not at all.

Acorah - 'You had a son, name began with 'J' I think''    - Old Lady 'No, never had any children'

Acorah -  'Ahh, I think its your husband perhaps''   - Old Lady  ''No, I've never been married''

Acorah, (perspiring by now) - There is an animal, A dog I think, you lost him years ago... but his spirit is still here in the house'

Old lady, (indignant by now)  - 'I hate dogs, smelly things..... and I've never been allowed pets at this house''

It was just priceless,  they cut to the adverts and it was never mentioned again.... utterly hilarious.
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Post by: Pendragon on July 03, 2012, 01:00:43 PM
 I have to say DaveR what an excellent job your friend Jason did at my 'lil Sisters wedding this weekend.  He was brilliant, patient [he'll know what i mean] and funny. Thanks for recommending him I will without doubt recommend him to all my friends.......what a nice guy  :D  $good$  he's a member on here but can't remember his tag  :roll:
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Post by: DaveR on July 03, 2012, 02:37:04 PM
Just received this email:

I work for a market research company and we are looking for 12
males/females to take part in a 60 minute market research focus group which will be centered around the topic \"approaching legal issues\". The discussions are looking at how people think they would approach legal issues if they encountered them, and what information and support they think they might want during that process.

Please note that to take part no previous legal experience is required and you will not have to prepare anything in advance. We just want people who are happy to put their opinions across and talk about how they might approach different situations if they had to.

Everyone who takes part will receive a £25 \'Love2Shop\' gift voucher as a way of thank you. Please see the link below showing where this voucher can be redeemed (most high street retailers accept this voucher);

http://www.highstreetvouchers.com/COMMON/pdfs/l2s-voucher-retail-list.pdf (http://www.highstreetvouchers.com/COMMON/pdfs/l2s-voucher-retail-list.pdf)

There are a choice of two focus groups which are taking place in
Llandudno (LL30) on Monday 9th of July at the following times (the
screener will ask your availability);

14.30pm - 15.30pm (Welsh)

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Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Merddin Emrys on July 06, 2012, 03:40:12 PM
We are going to Venue Cymru tonight to see The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Show, should be very good, anyone else going?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: hollins on July 12, 2012, 04:08:03 PM
Lovely Llandudno where the charming man in the Zip Yard says to me, "What can we do for you young lady?"
My young lady days are definitely over but it made me feel better anyway, so thank you!
The same cannot be said for M&S. Only 7 weeks to go now until M&S Cheshire Oaks is open. Sorry Llandudno but the M&S is grim.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: ormegolf on July 12, 2012, 09:13:21 PM
 Just a chat about our favourite windfarm.   There is at long last a "building" out there. You can see it for yourself. That is if you have good eyes, binoculars and no poor visability.
    Its sizeable (its a type of transmitter station} but probably not as high as the turbines.

    All I would like to say all the tosh fed by the voluble Mr Reay and his little group, what a load of rubbish
    Amongst all the stupid group has gone on about over the last 3 to 4 years is the "devastation" impact on tourism. Well, most of the staying visitors to Llandudno get in their coach or car and off to Porthmadoc. Betws y Coed etc.   The day visitors park around somewhere. Many, probably most head to Mostyn Street or Mostyn Champannes, then a spot to eat, wander about towards the pier or prom.   There is a chance they might see the windfarm if weather conditions are right (that virtuall rules out ALL this year}
 
But to say they would be put off coming, sheer fantasy.

  I imagine the subject is now closed and  nd Mr Reay can reflect he has wasted three years of his life-----and a lot of other people who were forced to defend   it   Mike
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Fester on July 12, 2012, 10:54:40 PM
Mike, sorry to disagree with you my good friend, but I hear nothing but negative opinions expressed by visitors regarding the windfarm.

I personally think it is an example of pointless, politically motivated vandalism, as it is entirely unproved technology which benefits only German shareholders.

When people tell me that they think it ruins the bay and the horizon, you should see their faces when I tell them that another 160 (at least) will be added very soon.

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: DaveR on July 13, 2012, 08:42:38 AM
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entirely unproved technology which benefits only German shareholders.
How about UK shareholders benefiting from German gamblers?  :P
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Merddin Emrys on July 13, 2012, 09:14:03 AM
Now there's an idea! I like it!  ;D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: 1_rob_1 on July 13, 2012, 09:52:21 PM
From my visit on 6-8th July.
The windfarms are a bit of an eyesore, but that doesn't distract attention from the town its-self, so if more were were constructed, it probably wouldn't make much of a difference to tourists. - I would be classed as a tourist, cos I dont live in the area, but I have visited on a regular basis from before the windfarm was constructed.

What the tourists would look at is the state of the works on the prom (the fenced off area) not finished!! 
The Happy valley reading chair & bandstand fenced off + longggg grass. Empty shops. & the west shore seems pretty ignored.

The flowerbeds in the main town seemed to be acceptable.

I met & had a chat with a local chap on Halfre Gardens - 92 years old, with his wife,  & still walking up there - fantastic!!!!!  - - The locals are so friendly around this area.

Merddin Emrys, I know you will read this thread, I hope your new aviary build went ok & your menagerie is thriving well. :-))

Ludo, your pics are fantastic - keep them up.

Dave R, You have a competitor...... :-))

Rob

 



Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: 1_rob_1 on July 13, 2012, 10:07:13 PM
Also, all the new kiddie attractions on the pier kind of spoil the old worldie look of it.  - They have been constructed around the outskirts of the pier, so in busy periods, if you were at the end near the fishing/landing platform, you would probably have to queue to look over the end of it.   :(
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Merddin Emrys on July 13, 2012, 10:53:13 PM
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Merddin Emrys, I know you will read this thread, I hope your new aviary build went ok & your menagerie is thriving well. :-))

Rob

Thanks Rob, aviary all done apart from a coat of sage green paint to tone it down from the orange it is now, but it never stops raining today! All of our birds are thriving!  Two of us got a carport built over two days this week ,mostly managed to dodge the rain and now all of the classic cars are under cover  D) It's been very well tested with today's non stop rain!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: ormegolf on July 14, 2012, 09:50:21 PM
   Hello Fester, dont apologise!!  Ive had plenty of that when I said the earth was flat.
  The thing is that you are misleading people, who are looking at the little site off Rhos, if you say "theres another 160 of them going out there."    Without pointing out that their visable height will be about one hundreth less than what they are looking at.
  There is another point which I do feel strongly about.   Have you ever driven towards Bala, or on to the moors,  or into (not sure of spelling} Hirathog.   Now you are within maybe 1 mile of them, open your window and you will hear them.  Often in tiny little groups.  Theres about nine up above Ll;anrwst   Now you feel intimidated by them.   Go further away, look across some distant valley at unbelievable beauty and th,ere, stuck right in the middle on the other side,  there are often two or three.  NOW thats what I call dispoiling natural beauty.
   So these windfarms are coming regardles.s.  I would 100 per cent rather them out at sea.
   Fester old bean, just take a day off sometime and drive around mid Wales---you will be surprised  Mike

  P.S. Ive just thought of another one. And in Yorkshire.
  The village of Haworth (I ve spelt it as its prnounced. I know the spelling is different}     Home to the brontes, the Railway Children.
    go up to where that nasty man used to walk around.  Then look across the valley.  Right on the top, right in the middle is the highest, largest windmill that I have ever see.  Just ONE.  How about that?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Nemesis on July 15, 2012, 10:32:54 AM
Know it well Mike !
Longley Farm Yoghurt plant had the first one that I ever saw in that area, but have you driven across Anglesey recently towards Parys Mountain.? There are lots there.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: white rabbit on July 15, 2012, 08:02:17 PM
Mike - I agree with you - they are much better out at sea than spoiling the countryside and I have always believed this
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: ormegolf on July 16, 2012, 04:59:14 PM
    How on earth did the Youget factory get planning for it in the first place. And is the big ugly thing making electricity just for them?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: ormegolf on July 16, 2012, 05:05:53 PM
  Believe it or not I dont mind lots of them. What I object to strongly is putting five or six which can be seen six miles away.

  Oh, and Fester.  I see you mention "completly untested technology."   They have been around for ten years. Working. Producing electricity.   How long do you want tested?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: ormegolf on July 16, 2012, 05:11:34 PM
  Hello White Rabbit.  Have you noticed that you have turned BROWN on the new Alice Trail?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Yorkie on July 16, 2012, 06:47:10 PM
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  Hello White Rabbit.  Have you noticed that you have turned BROWN on the new Alice Trail?

Probably be charred black just after November 5.      $walesflag$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Fester on July 16, 2012, 09:51:57 PM
Hi Mike, you spelled Haworth perfectly,  I used to live not five miles from it... a beautiful village, blighted by the one giant wind turbine.

However, I must insist that the windfarm technology is entirely unproven.
You see, when it is VERY windy, they have to be TURNED OFF.... when you would think they would be most used.

On days when there is NO wind, they need to USE electricity to make the blades turn to prevent them sagging.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Pendragon on July 16, 2012, 11:31:48 PM
One of these little ladies below is going to be mine in 2 weeks.............I would love the smaller one but I'm not really that bothered.  Jackapoos are a cross between Jack Russell which are hardy little dogs and Poodles so they don't moult....perfect!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Nemesis on July 17, 2012, 01:59:53 PM
Ahhhh Bless ! ;D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Blodyn on July 17, 2012, 05:37:27 PM
Pendragon, those puppies look gorgeous!  Look forward to hearing about the progress of yours and the walks you'll be taking together. 

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Pendragon on July 19, 2012, 05:56:22 PM
Ah I can't wait to get the woofer up those mountains for a walk, might have to carry it for the first few months though  $walesflag$

I was in Spar today when a young girl came in to buy some tobacco, the lady on the counter asked if she had any ID and the girl pointed to a machine on the counter and said "I'll use that."  the young girl leaned over and placed her thumb in the machine and it verified her ID using fingerprint technology  :o what a good idea.  I think all pubs should use the same system....what do you think?

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: SDQ on July 19, 2012, 06:26:46 PM
The system is obviously voluntary so I can't see a problem with it. A sign of things to come maybe, as long as we don't get a spate of people cutting off the thumbs of their elders to get fags & booze!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Fester on July 19, 2012, 11:48:51 PM
I think Abu Hamza would struggle to get served in Spar if that technology has been adopted.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Pendragon on July 24, 2012, 01:58:03 PM
I know I keep banging on about it but no word of a lie nearly every time I look out of my window there's a seagull mugging a holiday maker in the High Street, I'm not exaggerating either!!  The gulls now wait opposite the Castle Hotel for people coming out of the Butchers or the ice cream shop.  Someone is going to get hurt and I hope they manage to make a claim to Conwy bloody Council for not bothering to do anything about them.  Makes you want to go out and acquire a 2.2.  :rage:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Nemesis on July 24, 2012, 03:39:13 PM
Just driven past the boating lake at West Shore and there were so many you could hardly see the grass.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Pendragon on July 25, 2012, 06:58:13 PM
I was watching the news earlier and heard the story of the 11 year old lad who got bored whilst out shopping in Manchester with his Mum and so he made his way to Manchester Airport and managed to evade Security guards, passport control and boarded a plane to Rome.  It was passengers on the plane that alerted the staff.  :o  Now I used to run away all the time as a kid but only to my Nains house.............hehe what on earth was he thinking.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Merddin Emrys on July 25, 2012, 07:20:52 PM
That lad will go far!  ;D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Pendragon on July 30, 2012, 08:34:14 AM
Some photos of my new woofer  $good$  ;D Her name is JJ and she's absolutely adorable.

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: DaveR on July 30, 2012, 08:53:03 AM
Very cute!  $good$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Pendragon on July 30, 2012, 09:20:02 AM
I know she looks like a handbag dog but she's not.  She's a cross between a Jack Russel and a Poodle.  They are energetic little dogs with a great personality and she won't molt.  Need to get her injections sorted then we can start walking, not very far at the moment though  :)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Nemesis on July 30, 2012, 11:56:30 AM
Good luck pen.-- and hide your shoes---says the voice of recent experience. :o
She's adorable.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Blodyn on July 31, 2012, 09:58:06 PM
Pendragon, JJ's gorgeous!   :)

Do keep us posted with her progress. 
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Pendragon on August 01, 2012, 11:35:06 AM
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Pendragon, JJ's gorgeous!   :)

Do keep us posted with her progress.
I won't be able to help it Blodyn.  She's so intelligent and comical, I can't wait for the walks to start.  She had her first injection on Monday so she's still not really allowed out but I have bought her into work with me as I feel mean leaving her in the crate on her own.  Gezzy didn't really want a dog but he's a big softy at heart and now he's besotted he's even got her photo on his phone.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Yorkie on August 01, 2012, 02:00:33 PM
On his "Dog and Bone" you mean?    ZXZ
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Pendragon on August 01, 2012, 02:49:10 PM
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On his "Dog and Bone" you mean?    ZXZ
hehe funny Yorkie  :)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Pendragon on August 03, 2012, 10:29:49 AM
I've been taking Jj into work with me over the past few shifts as I feel a bit mean leaving her on her own.  She's really good and sleeps in the hand basin quite happy.  She was worn out last night and as you can see from the last photo she was flat out. 
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Yorkie on August 03, 2012, 08:50:37 PM
We went to the Welsh Food Centre at Bodnant today to see how it was getting on.  Still not finished and one workman suggested it would be Christmas but was not sure which year.  Apparently they have replaced all the ridge tiles already as they (owners?) did not like them.

Stopped off for a coffee but as they were asking £2.45 for a cappuccino I decided to leave my money in my pocket and after Tesco went to St David's where it is £1.35.  Other prices were on a par and they must be trying to encourage the better off and forgetting us poor OAP's.

A look in the food shop produced further surprises with rib eye steak at £34 a kilo.  Fillet was in my opinion priced for Bankers and the like and my eyes watered when I saw the price ticket.  Much of the other goods were similarly priced and beyond the general budget of the average family.  The vegetables looked awful, and inspection revealed so.  Carrots were soft, as were the "new" potatoes.  Other produce including cauliflower did not light my fire and quite frankly I would not feed them to my family.  The broad beans were blackened and also looked awful.

The very large car park was barely used and very few people seemed to be leaving with any purchases.

Went to Tesco on the way home and saw my little butcher on the fresh meat counter and bought some excellent meat at half the price of the WF Centre.  Tesco fillet has always been great and the steaks of all types of a good standard.  Lamb and other meats also very good.  Plus a bonus - they also sell Haggis which we enjoy any time of the year.

Doubt we will be visiting the WFC again, except maybe to have a good laugh at their prices.
 :D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Bri Roberts on August 03, 2012, 09:24:02 PM
We went last week and were equally not impressed.

The café did not show any prices but when asked they said it is being sorted.

There was another unit which had a sign outside all in Welsh so we had to walk all the way down to read what it said on the other side to establish it was a Welsh Bee Shop.

I did take a walk right past the Welsh Farm Shop and saw a building which I think will be used as a residential cookery school.

When the builders finally move their units away, it will leave a wonderful view back up the Conwy Valley.

I guess if the cookery school doesn’t work out then somebody can always probably use the property as a nice home for themselves.

Before leaving, we called into the restaurant upstairs hoping to pick up a leaflet to take away showing the menu, its prices and opening times.

There weren’t any menus to take away so we chose to pick up a restaurant menu and sat down to read it. It wasn’t long before two other couples did exactly the same as us.

The place has received a lot of public funds so no doubt somebody must have a great deal of confidence in its future but like Yorkie we won’t be returning in a hurry.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Jack on August 03, 2012, 09:39:11 PM
That makes three of us then regarding Welsh Food Centre!   Really is a building site, felt sorry for the contractors as they were having to be so careful not to maim members of the public and not to leave trip hazards all over the place.  Really should have finished it before opening.  Nice setting though, pity the cafe doesn't face the other way to take advantage of the views but s'pose they were limited by planning and listed building status etc.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Bellringer on August 03, 2012, 10:28:59 PM
The previous three posts also sum up our sentiments following a visit a couple of weeks ago.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Fester on August 04, 2012, 12:03:27 AM
Hey Yorkie.... £2.45 for a cappuccino didn't faze you in Caffe Nero when I met you recently!   ;) ;)

But, I take your point....
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Bri Roberts on August 04, 2012, 01:24:33 AM
I don’t think much of its website either.

http://www.bodnant-welshfood.co.uk/en (http://www.bodnant-welshfood.co.uk/en)

How can they make the mistake of spelling 'welsh' with a small 'w'?  $good$

"We have Facebook and Twitter (both welsh and English versions)"  $walesflag$

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Nemesis on August 04, 2012, 08:23:40 AM
Just had pointed out to me the prices at the new Garden Room Bar and Grill.
£3.25 for a Latte or Cappuccino.
£23.75 for Fillet Steak
£ 7.95 for the Cheeseboard

 :o :o :o
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Merddin Emrys on August 04, 2012, 08:28:35 AM
 :o :o. How Much!!!   They can't be serious!  &shake&
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Nemesis on August 04, 2012, 11:12:14 AM
1/2 page advert , page 21 in this week's Pioneer.

We have stayed there dozens of times before we lived here, and it was just an hotel then.---- Long time ago !
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Yorkie on August 04, 2012, 11:20:26 AM
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Hey Yorkie.... £2.45 for a cappuccino didn't faze you in Caffe Nero when I met you recently!   ;) ;)

But, I take your point....

Didn't cost me a fortune in diesel to get to Caffe Nero!   :D

And at CN you never know who you might see in there!     ;)   
It's worth the money just to watch those people toting cameras!    :o
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: DaveR on August 04, 2012, 11:30:00 AM
Who have you been watching? I never take my camera with me in there. :laugh:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Yorkie on August 04, 2012, 12:12:36 PM
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Who have you been watching? I never take my camera with me in there. :laugh:

Did I mention any names?  Sorry DaveR, never having knowingly met, I wouldn't know you from Adam even if we were standing next to each other.    Lots of tourists carry cameras!   ;)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: DaveR on August 04, 2012, 01:12:31 PM
Of course, you meant tourists with cameras.  ;) I've never seen you in Caffe Nero though, to be fair.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Yorkie on August 04, 2012, 02:05:08 PM
Went once, coffee too expensive for us pensioners.   We like Upstairs at Clare's and many other places that we have both mentioned in the past.  We do miss 101 with Pedro!  Recently visited Tides for a cappuccino and it was awful.   Asked the girl how she made it - filter coffee and hot milk!   No Espresso machine there!   :o
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: ormegolf on August 04, 2012, 08:33:42 PM
Real blast from the 3 towns past for me today. A lovely visit from Brumbob and his family. I am sure many ofy ou will remember him from times past on the forum. Unfortunately, and despite all my warnings, they were well and truly caught in the thunderstorm.
   About an hour later they made a second attempt but after about half a dozen holes had to give up because it was too hot. I'm not kidding. However they left with much handshaking and asking to be remembered to you all.   Mike
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Fester on August 04, 2012, 11:36:44 PM
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Of course, you meant tourists with cameras.  ;) I've never seen you in Caffe Nero though, to be fair.

Ahh, but you both might well have been in the same place at the same time.... and not known it!     
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Fester on August 04, 2012, 11:38:57 PM
Yes Mike... I was pleasantly surprised to meet Brumbob, (and the delightful Mrs BrumBob) on the pier the other day.

They are both well, and its been at least a year since I last saw them.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: DaveR on August 05, 2012, 09:01:53 AM
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Of course, you meant tourists with cameras.  ;) I've never seen you in Caffe Nero though, to be fair.

Ahh, but you both might well have been in the same place at the same time.... and not known it!   
I think I've mentioned before that I've been sat across the table from Yorkie and his good wife on more than one occasion. Not in Caffe Nero, though.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Yorkie on August 05, 2012, 01:30:40 PM
Well next time make your self known!   ZXZ

I'm sure I could stretch my pension to buy you a coffee!    ;)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Fester on August 07, 2012, 12:05:36 AM
No one seems to read the Olympics thread... so I will post this disastrous German diver video here..

Its so funny, it reminds me of myself on holiday, with a couple of beers inside me...  Z**

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/19154306 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/19154306)

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Fester on August 07, 2012, 12:15:21 AM
....also, we might laugh at the German guy, but the British guy (who goes 2nd in this 2 minute clip) is just as bad... and funny!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/19158327 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/19158327)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Bellringer on August 09, 2012, 10:59:56 AM
Received this earlier. Anyone else had one?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Blodyn on August 09, 2012, 11:02:32 AM
Yes, I got three copies and consigned them to junk mail. 
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: DaveR on August 09, 2012, 11:09:09 AM
I use Gmail (Google's free email service) and never get any spam, it all gets filtered into the junk folder automatically.

www.gmail.com (http://www.gmail.com)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Yorkie on August 09, 2012, 11:12:08 AM
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I use Gmail (Google's free email service) and never get any spam, it all gets filtered into the junk folder automatically.

www.gmail.com (http://www.gmail.com)

Also very useful as you can use it anywhere in the World.    ££$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Fester on August 10, 2012, 01:35:50 AM
I have had that scam email more than a dozen times, from people who I immediately realise have had their email accounts hacked!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Yorkie on August 10, 2012, 07:02:33 AM
I think the name says it all - Test Cast -  a cast out on the net to see how many it can catch!    L0L
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: DaveR on August 10, 2012, 08:22:46 AM
Such stupidity...amazing!  &shake&

ELEVEN children and three adults had to be airlifted off a mountain in a two hour rescue mission after they got lost in the dark.

The two families were branded “foolish” after they underestimated a walk up Cadair Idris in Snowdonia, and got into difficulties making their way down from the summit.

The resulting rescue mission to get the group safely down cost well over £4,000 and went on until midnight.

The party, from Manchester, including the youngest child, aged eight, and the eldest 15, had set off at around 11am on Wednesday.

Around 10 hours later they got stuck on a slope while making their descent down the south side as night started drawing in.

They had meant to go down the north side. Realising they were lost they called police, who alerted the Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team just after 9.15pm.

It was decided the best way to get them down was by RAF Valley’s Sea King helicopter, which costs around £2,000 an hour to run. Seven of them had to be winched off the ridge and the others diverted to flat ground where the helicopter could land.

David Williams, team leader of Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team, said being unprepared when venturing into potentially dangerous places is “foolish”. He said the group were ill-equipped and had “bitten off more than they could chew”.

He added: “They completely miscalculated the difficulty of the walk and were inappropriately equipped for such a journey.

“They underestimated the height of the mountain – one of their party was struggling physically.

“I would urge people to always assess every journey before embarking. If needs be, seek advice from tourist information centres or the rangers at Snowdonia National Park – even check the internet, it’s that easy. In this case, these families had bitten off far more than they could chew.”

Graham O’Hanlon, also from ASART, said: “The group were flown in two trips down to the rugby field in Dolgellau, where our volunteers organised transport to collect the group’s minibus from Mynffordd on the other side of the mountain.”

Pilot and squadron leader Alex Brassington from RAF Valley said: “Fortunately, none of the 14 people were injured and were all safely dropped off just after midnight.”

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/2012/08/10/11-children-and-3-adults-airlifted-off-peak-in-north-wales-55578-31590297/ (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/2012/08/10/11-children-and-3-adults-airlifted-off-peak-in-north-wales-55578-31590297/)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Merddin Emrys on August 10, 2012, 08:47:30 AM
People never cease to amaze me with the stupid things that they do! Two families, eleven kids, lots of child benefit and now free helicopter rides!
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Post by: Yorkie on August 10, 2012, 09:23:31 AM
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People never cease to amaze me with the stupid things that they do! Two families, eleven kids, lots of child benefit and now free helicopter rides!

Maybe a Royal Pilot next!    $walesflag$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: ormegolf on August 13, 2012, 09:17:18 PM
  I've put this post in the coffee centre because I cannot find the original thread even though it was only a couple of days ago.
  It discussed the recent building development work on Bodafon fields, and the one time proposed golf driving range was mentioned.  Well, the proposed driving range was, I understand, nowhere near the present work, i.e. up to a quarter of a mile away ---- at least. The driving range was going to be in the far south east corner, to the left of the Bodafon farm buildings, and right away from any public roads.
   Just in passing, thanks to Snowcap and Fester for both expressing some fears for me on the pitch and putt. I was never particularly worried b this----indeed I could see the two being to a degree complementary. One of my great worries on my course is the young eighteen year old who wants to stretch his muscles and belts one of my balls for all; hells strenght and with little regard for aim. I've had a few potential nasty accidents in my three years, enough for me to give them a lecture if they look like causing this problem before they even start. And next year I am going to be even sterner and to hell if they think I am being a spoilsport. Pitch and Putt is all about "gentle but accurate" hitting of the ball.  So NO DRIVING in any shape or form up here. The course is just too small to allow this.   And I would most certainly have Health and Safety on my side.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: hollins on August 15, 2012, 08:50:25 PM
Just seen DaveR's wonderful photo of the pier kiosk at Beaumaris on his blog.
Not sure how to leave a comment there so just to say that to me it completely sums up the essence of a day at the seaside.
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Post by: DaveR on August 15, 2012, 10:18:50 PM
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Just seen DaveR's wonderful photo of the pier kiosk at Beaumaris on his blog.
Not sure how to leave a comment there so just to say that to me it completely sums up the essence of a day at the seaside.
That's nice of you to say so, thank you! Perhaps I should stick a few more pics on the Walking thread.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Pendragon on August 24, 2012, 02:34:39 PM
Maybe it's me but I don't really see why the media is making a big fuss of nude pictures of Harry.  He's a young lad who works hard and plays hard it seems.......and so what.  Are we really interested.  Are we really that sad that we'll run out and buy the Sun news paper just so we can see the photos. Nothing would make me buy the Sun after the Hillsborough disaster not even if Jason statham was on page 3.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Yorkie on August 24, 2012, 02:39:14 PM
I just like the way he is desperately hanging on to his crown jewels!   L0L
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Post by: Pendragon on August 24, 2012, 03:53:12 PM
Celler Dwellers on the Quay tonight 5.30pm, I just hope the weather stays good.   :D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: 1_rob_1 on August 24, 2012, 10:44:13 PM
Yorkie - Why have you changed your avatar??????  - I think your previous one was cool, but this one doesnt suit you & your sense of humour.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Merddin Emrys on August 24, 2012, 10:57:02 PM
I'm wondering why Yorkie wants skis made in Poland?  :D 
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Post by: Yorkie on August 25, 2012, 07:13:22 AM
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Yorkie - Why have you changed your avatar??????  - I think your previous one was cool, but this one doesnt suit you & your sense of humour.

Changed yet again - to coincide with S2000 Annual Megameet in the Lake District.  Brrm, brrm!    ^*^0
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Post by: Yorkie on August 25, 2012, 07:25:35 AM
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I'm wondering why Yorkie wants skis made in Poland?  :D

So do I - but then again Poland has some superb skiing areas, and not expensive.    :D

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: DaveR on August 25, 2012, 11:01:09 AM
How much are the lattes there?  ;)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Pendragon on August 25, 2012, 11:43:10 AM
I think we can quite safely say that Jj killed the rabbit. 
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Post by: Yorkie on August 25, 2012, 01:41:53 PM
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How much are the lattes there?  ;)

Coffee  is about €1.00 so in English money about 75pence.  Cheap enuff! Z**

Caffe Nero in Poland
http://media.luczakpr.pl/pr/215893/green-coffee-and-caffe-nero-announces-joint-venture-in-poland (http://media.luczakpr.pl/pr/215893/green-coffee-and-caffe-nero-announces-joint-venture-in-poland)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: ormegolf on September 05, 2012, 12:16:12 PM
Here is a silly riddle about Colwyn Bay. As you probably know the National Eistedfod holds a proclomation on each site 12 months before. The bardic stones are set up. Every site has one. colwyn Bay, and Colwyn Bay alone, has two. One in Eirias Park and one in the Zoo. Why?
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Post by: Yorkie on September 05, 2012, 12:42:56 PM
Zoo has a Bardic Circle erected in 1909 for the 1910 event.   Eirias Park in 1940 for the 1941 event.
 Z**
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: ormegolf on September 06, 2012, 02:05:18 PM
Looks as if I have got the wrong end of the stick (again). Obviously Yorkie knows more about this subject than I thought I did.
I understood that the proclomation and one of the sets of stones was performed in 1939. Then the second war started and the whole Eistedfod was cancelled. At the end of the was, around 1946 it was decided to have a second proclomation and a second set of stones. Ineverknew that the bay had the Eistedfod twice. Mike
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Yorkie on September 06, 2012, 04:04:55 PM
You could well be right with the 1939 event, Mike.   ;)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: hollins on September 12, 2012, 04:17:03 PM
This is why I could never speak Welsh.....however do you say that?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Nemesis on September 12, 2012, 04:41:52 PM
With difficulty? ;D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Fester on September 12, 2012, 10:12:28 PM
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This is why I could never speak Welsh.....however do you say that?

BOG?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: DaveR on September 12, 2012, 10:22:08 PM
The word 'Toiledau' is more commonly used now, which makes far more sense.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Ian on November 07, 2012, 08:22:06 AM
Not sure if anyone realised, but this band (http://www.weebagband.co.uk/) features one of our members who lives in Rhos. Apparently, they're well worth going to see.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: ormegolf on November 10, 2012, 05:02:20 PM
  Coffee shop chat. There is a house to let close to Conwy Marina by the name of Pendragon (I'm sure Ive heard that name mentioned on the forum!!!)   It sleeps five, but it states it has eight bedrooms.  If, as seems probable, this is a mistake, well they have made the same mistake three times in the advert on the internet.  Careless?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Pendragon on November 13, 2012, 10:49:16 PM
That's a great name for a house hehe  $good$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Ian on November 15, 2012, 07:25:09 AM
I was checking opening times of the Christmas Fayre, when I saw the photo on the web page:

http://www.llandudnochristmasfayre.co.uk/ (http://www.llandudnochristmasfayre.co.uk/)

Is that one of your photos, Dave?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Yorkie on November 15, 2012, 08:14:55 AM
Much too early in the morning I would think, Ian!!     L0L

But a great shot nevertheless.   :D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Bri Roberts on November 15, 2012, 08:40:10 AM
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Is that one of your photos, Dave?

I doubt it as David Roberts Photography would be included in all those credits at the footer.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: DaveR on November 15, 2012, 10:54:48 AM
You are all correct, not one of mine, too early in the morning etc. The horizon on it is not quite straight, either.  &shake&
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: SDQ on November 15, 2012, 11:08:42 AM
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The horizon on it is not quite straight, either.  &shake&


MIAOW!!!  L0L
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Post by: DaveR on November 15, 2012, 11:10:12 AM
It's a rookie mistake, SDQ.  ;D  &shake&
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: ormegolf on November 21, 2012, 09:12:37 PM
   Had a nice surprise today. Met one of the forums most prominent members. Only thing that spoilt it was he had to leave rather suddenly because his limo had pulled up outside. To make it worse the driver was another forum member LOL
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: DaveR on November 21, 2012, 09:21:14 PM
Always a pleasure to catch up with you, Mike, and sorry I had to dash off.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Fester on November 21, 2012, 09:36:23 PM
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   Had a nice surprise today. Met one of the forums most prominent members. Only thing that spoilt it was he had to leave rather suddenly because his limo had pulled up outside. To make it worse the driver was another forum member LOL

Sorry Mike..... The Fat Cat closes at 11pm, and as you know, the river of beer waits for no man!  Z**

Did Dave R not invite you to join us in our beer fuelled adventure?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: DaveR on November 21, 2012, 09:49:41 PM
Grafton Street, West End, London:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8200/8202856621_60e7051dce_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9258223@N05/8202856621/)
London, Paris, New York ..... Llandudno! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9258223@N05/8202856621/#) by Row 17 (http://www.flickr.com/people/9258223@N05/), on Flickr
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Post by: SDQ on November 21, 2012, 11:16:45 PM
I had to Google that, what an interesting story behind it.
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Post by: Yorkie on November 24, 2012, 01:34:43 PM
I thought it rather hypocritical for the School Headmaster who insists his pupils speak only Welsh whilst in school to write to the Parents in English telling them about the School Rules.

A case of do as I say, not do as I do!    Let's preserve the language by all means but  not at all cost.

Maybe a good example of the recent comment about the language being thrust upon us?
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Post by: Hugo on November 24, 2012, 02:18:59 PM
That's very interesting Yorkie, history repeating itself.   
Let's hope that this time the School Headmaster doesn't make his pupils wear an " English Not"  around their neck similar to the ones the Welsh children were forced to wear years ago if they spoke English in school.    $walesflag$   
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Post by: Yorkie on November 24, 2012, 03:32:55 PM
I would have thought that with the large ethic mix in the UK today, any language would be acceptable during playtime.  In some London schools  there could be as many as 50 languages spoken!   
 $walesflag$

p.s. For London,read any major city in the UK as is your preference!  ;)
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Post by: ormegolf on November 27, 2012, 11:33:48 PM
   Todays news, the St Asaph flood.    This has happened before on a lesser scale, around 1975/6.   Afterwards, probably between the mid 1980s to mid 1990s the river banks on both sides were raised to probably around double their existing height for a long distance on both sides of the bridge.
   Thats made it safe. I lived for some time in a touring caravan right alongside this bank around the year 2000 and I felt perfectly safe because of its height.
    Whats happened. Is global warming speeding up?  Extensive work done no more than 30 years ago --- and now look whats happened  Mike
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Post by: Ian on November 28, 2012, 08:28:38 AM
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Whats happened. Is global warming speeding up?  Extensive work done no more than 30 years ago --- and now look whats happened  Mike

One characteristic of climate change is an increase in extreme weather events, Mike, but I wouldn't read too much into this latest bout of rain. Like Hurricane Sandy, these things happen - and have done for years. Personally, I'm waiting for the big one - geologists expect a large piece of the Canary Islands to slide into the ocean at some point, which oceanologists estimate could produce a 1000' high tsunami, heading towards us.  Then you'll need your brolly :-))))
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on November 28, 2012, 09:14:13 AM
Well, that's something to look forward to!  :o
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Post by: SDQ on November 28, 2012, 02:46:04 PM
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Whats happened. Is global warming speeding up?  Extensive work done no more than 30 years ago --- and now look whats happened  Mike

One characteristic of climate change is an increase in extreme weather events, Mike, but I wouldn't read too much into this latest bout of rain. Like Hurricane Sandy, these things happen - and have done for years. Personally, I'm waiting for the big one - geologists expect a large piece of the Canary Islands to slide into the ocean at some point, which oceanologists estimate could produce a 1000' high tsunami, heading towards us.  Then you'll need your brolly :-))))


My understanding of the situation was the tsunami would actually cross the Atlantic to the US moving away from Europe.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Yorkie on November 28, 2012, 04:17:51 PM
Correct - due to the rotation of the Earth being in an eastward direction. ZXZ
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Post by: Ian on November 28, 2012, 04:35:33 PM
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My understanding of the situation was the tsunami would actually cross the Atlantic to the US moving away from Europe.
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Correct - due to the rotation of the Earth being in an eastward direction. ZXZ

The Coriolis effect does have some sway, it's true. but on a large scale, extremely fast-moving event such as a ripple-tsunami, it might not have the desired effect.  From Physics today : "However, while a tsunami travels across the globe there is little water moving, instead what actually is moving is its energy. By contrast, in hurricanes there is actually a huge amount of air moving which is affected by Coriolis force."  The Coriolis effect tends to work on moving masses,  which Tsunami are not. 
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Post by: Quiggs on November 28, 2012, 04:47:00 PM
My understanding is that the Tsunami would spread out in all directions, much as ripples in a pond, so would effect all coastal areas   
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Post by: SDQ on November 28, 2012, 06:06:01 PM

A Wave of Destruction Will Destroy America's East Coast
By Ian Gurney
The Daily Express - UK
 
Around this time of the year many Britons look towards the Canary Islands for a sunshine break. What most don't know, however, is that on one of the Canary Islands lies a major global catastrophe in the making, a natural disaster so big that it could flatten the Atlantic coastlines of Britain, Europe, North Africa and the United States of America and cause enormous damage to London and other UK cities. Scattered across the world,s oceans are a handful of rare geological time-bombs which, once unleashed, create an extraordinary phenomenon, a gigantic tidal wave, called a Mega Tsunami. These are able to cross oceans and ravage countries on the other side of the world. The word Tsunami derives from the Japanese for harbour wave. They are normally generated by offshore earthquakes, sub-marine landslides and undersea volcanic activity, and range from barely perceptible waves to walls of water up to 300 feet high.
 
Recently, scientists have realised that the next Mega Tsunami is likely to begin on one of the Canary Islands, off the coast of North Africa, where a wall of water will one day race across the entire Atlantic Ocean at the speed of a jet airliner to devastate the east coast of the United States, the Caribbean and Brazil.
 
Dr Simon Day, who works at the Benfield Greig Hazards Research Centre, University College London*, says that one flank of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the island of La Palma, in the Canaries, is unstable and could plunge into the ocean during the volcano's next eruption.
 
Dr. Day says: "If the volcano collapsed in one block of almost 20 cubic kilometres of rock, weighing 500 billion tonnes - twice the size of the Isle of Wight - it would fall into water almost 4 miles deep and create an undersea wave 2000 feet tall. Within five minutes of the landslide, a dome of water about a mile high would form and then collapse, before the Mega Tsunami fanned out in every direction, travelling at speeds of up to 500 mph. A 330ft wave would strike the western Sahara in less than an hour."
 
Europe would be protected from the fiercest force by the position of the other Canary Islands, but the tsunami would still bring 33ft waves to Lisbon and La Coruña within three hours.
 
After six hours it would reach Britain, where waves up to 40 ft high would hit southwest England at 500 miles per hour, travel a mile inland and obliterate almost everything in its path. Even Britain's more sheltered shores, in the North Sea and Irish Sea, will be struck by smaller but still significant swells, causing widespread flooding in major coastal cities.
 
"We need better models to see what the precise effects on Britain will be." Dr. Day said. However, it is likely that London could suffer sever inundation as the Thames Barrier's ability to cope with such a dramatic rise in water levels exceeds its design specifications.
 
"The Thames estuary is already subject to major tidal surges," says Dr. Day, "and the Mega Tsunami could raise water levels by as much as 20 feet, with the surge travelling up the river at some 200 miles per hour." Devastation along both banks of the Thames would be huge, with many parts of the City and areas along both the north and south banks of the river as far as Putney Bridge and beyond experiencing severe damage. The effects on the London underground are hard to imagine, but the entire network would become flooded and the consequent loss of life would be immense."
 
Indeed, parts of London would be uninhabitable for perhaps months and the cost of repairing and rebuilding the damage would be astronomical. Imagine, if you will, what effects such a massive inundation would have on some of our major public buildings near the Thames; The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Canary Wharf, Buckingham Palace, The Tower of London, and the South Bank are only a few of the many London landmarks that would be severely damaged, as indeed would the entire City of London.
 
However, the destruction in the United Kingdom will be as nothing compared to the devastation reeked on the eastern seaboard of the United States. Dr. Day claims that the Mega Tsunami will generate a wave that will be inconceivably catastrophic. He says: "It will surge across the Atlantic at 500 miles per hour in less than seven hours, engulfing the whole US east coast with a wave almost two hundred feet high " higher than Nelson,s Column " sweeping away everything in its path up to 20 miles inland. Boston would be hit first, followed by New York, then all the way down the coast to Miami, the Caribbean and Brazil." Millions would be killed, and as Dr. Day explains: "It's not a question of "if" Cumbre Vieja collapses, it's simply a question of "when".
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Post by: ormegolf on November 28, 2012, 08:43:13 PM
        And I'd only come into the coffee centre for a bit of a chat and talk about the St Asaph Flood   !!!!!
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Post by: Jack on November 28, 2012, 09:00:06 PM
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        And I'd only come into the coffee centre for a bit of a chat and talk about the St Asaph Flood   !!!!!

Sounds like you will be using your yacht Mike to take your golfing equipment to the golf course when we've had this Tsunami
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Post by: Fester on November 28, 2012, 11:23:55 PM
''However, the destruction in the United Kingdom will be as nothing compared to the devastation reeked on the eastern seaboard of the United States''

If they can't spell 'wreaked' properly, then I can't take them seriously.... it stinks!   :laugh:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Ian on November 29, 2012, 07:15:42 AM
Hard to know if it was an error in the copying or his own, there.  However, if you enjoy a good laugh, read this (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1052354/Are-going-die-Wednesday.html):

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1052354/Are-going-die-Wednesday.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1052354/Are-going-die-Wednesday.html)
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Post by: Fester on November 29, 2012, 10:38:53 AM
Another small Earthquake in Cumbria last night.... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-20537435 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-20537435)

Ian, I hope these Hadron guys have done their sums right!

By the way, I often wondered, who has stumped up the BILLIONS in cash which was needed to build the Collider under the mountains? It is a project of colossal proportions.
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Post by: Ian on November 30, 2012, 07:52:22 AM
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Another small Earthquake in Cumbria last night

Dangerous place to live, the Lake District:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cumbria/7831916.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cumbria/7831916.stm)
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Post by: Ian on November 30, 2012, 07:57:27 AM
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By the way, I often wondered, who has stumped up the BILLIONS in cash which was needed to build the Collider under the mountains? It is a project of colossal proportions.

Seems like it was a lot of countries:

http://cerncourier.com/cws/article/cern/28486 (http://cerncourier.com/cws/article/cern/28486)
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Post by: Nemesis on November 30, 2012, 08:35:24 AM
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Another small Earthquake in Cumbria last night

Dangerous place to live, the Lake District:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cumbria/7831916.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cumbria/7831916.stm)

Hope Fester hasn't read this-- he won't be going to bed !! ;D _))*
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Post by: hollins on December 11, 2012, 11:22:39 AM
Jack Frost has come visiting today.
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Post by: Fester on December 11, 2012, 04:06:40 PM
Google have released the figures for the top 10 Google searches for the UK in 2012, (see below)
Everyone expected Olympics tickets to be No1, but no.
I see that Dave R's favourite song made the list no 10.

TOP UK SEARCHES FOR 2012

    Euro 2012
    Olympic tickets
    Whitney Houston
    Kate Middleton
    April Jones
    Netflix
    NatWest Online
    iPad 3
    Gary Barlow
    Gangnam style
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on December 11, 2012, 05:08:53 PM
Interestingly, I've not searched for any of those on that list!  :laugh:
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on December 11, 2012, 05:12:09 PM
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Jack Frost has come visiting today.

Yes, he has been busy today!
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Post by: Blodyn on December 11, 2012, 05:47:13 PM
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Jack Frost has come visiting today.

That's a nice picture, Hollins. 
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Post by: hollins on December 11, 2012, 06:04:57 PM
Thanks Blodyn.
Jack Frost is not the only one who has been busy today, I have been making crackers!
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Post by: Blodyn on December 11, 2012, 06:07:22 PM
Those are VERY impressive, Hollins.   &well&
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Post by: martin on December 15, 2012, 10:35:55 AM
Spotted in Tesco this morning, packing shelves in vegeatable department, tasty boiler complete with beard :-*
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Post by: DaveR on December 15, 2012, 10:44:58 AM
Good Lord above!  :o  &shake&
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Post by: Nemesis on December 15, 2012, 10:47:42 AM
Flippin' 'eck-- I'll stick to Asda !
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Post by: Yorkie on December 15, 2012, 11:05:10 AM
The White Rabbit looked good enough to eat!   D)
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Post by: Jack on December 15, 2012, 01:38:24 PM
He/she was dressed like that yesterday too, the only member of staff that seemed to have made any effort! The white rabbit was wearing a chemical 'tyvex' suit and looked more suited to working at Wylfa!
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Post by: Jack on December 15, 2012, 01:59:57 PM
There were more in the store than I thought!
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Post by: Blodyn on December 23, 2012, 12:07:58 AM
In case I don't get a chance to say this nearer the day:

Happy Christmas, everyone.

Nadolig Llawen. 


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Post by: hollins on December 23, 2012, 10:07:18 AM
Happy Christmas to you Blodyn and to everyone on the forum.
Here are a couple of photos of the Singing Christmas Tree in Zurich.
A simple idea but a really charming one.
School children dressed in red and green singing carols from a pretend tree!
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Post by: snowcap on December 23, 2012, 06:04:58 PM
when i first looked at it i thought they were candles,
Happy Christmas to all of you
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Post by: Nemesis on December 23, 2012, 06:59:15 PM
A Happy and Peaceful Christmas to everyone.
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Post by: Fester on December 24, 2012, 12:17:59 AM
...and a Nadolig Llawen from me too!   I* VV VV VV %0%
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Post by: Yorkie on December 24, 2012, 07:23:43 AM
Vrolijke Kerstmis iedereen van Yorkie en Mevr. Yorkie
 I* VV I* VV I*
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Post by: Hugo on December 24, 2012, 10:13:43 AM
A Happy Christmas to everyone.     VV VV VV        Nadolig Hapus pob un      VV VV VV   
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Post by: Bellringer on December 24, 2012, 03:11:43 PM
And a very happy Christmas from me too    VV I* %0%
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Post by: Tosh on December 24, 2012, 03:39:34 PM
Merry Christmas to you all from Tosh & Mrs Tosh, have a good un.

 ZXZ  ZXZ  D)
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on December 24, 2012, 04:15:34 PM
Merry Christmas everyone, have a great time!  %0% I* VV :__)+
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Post by: Blongb on December 24, 2012, 04:44:29 PM
VV   I* %0% A Very Merry Christmas to you all   VV  I*  %0%
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Post by: ormegolf on December 24, 2012, 05:29:24 PM
     Happy Xmas to all my friends on the forum. You have given me a lot of enjoyment during the year  Mike
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Post by: Gwynant on December 24, 2012, 07:20:27 PM
                A very Merry Christmas and all the best to everyone for 2013. Although I only joined recently I have had a great deal of information and assistance from various members of the Forum and I think a special big thankyou is due to both the administrators of the site. I was unable to get to the get-together in the King's Head earlier this month  (on possibly the wettest night of the year!), but hope to attend one in the future.
            NADOLIG LLAWEN A BLWYDDYN NEWYDD DDA.    $thanx$ $walesflag$  $good$ 
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Post by: TheMedz on December 25, 2012, 07:22:35 AM
Happy and healthy Christmas everybody.
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Post by: Pendragon on January 01, 2013, 03:45:15 AM
Happy New Year to you all........love Angie and Jj xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Post by: Ian on January 01, 2013, 08:20:28 AM
A very happy and peaceful new year to you all.
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Post by: Nemesis on January 01, 2013, 08:24:46 AM
Happy New Year to everyone.
Nem.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 01, 2013, 09:55:13 AM
Happy New Year to everyone, time to stock up on Easter Eggs now!  D)  :twoface:
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Post by: white rabbit on January 01, 2013, 11:02:07 AM
Happy New Year to everyone
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Post by: hollins on January 01, 2013, 03:14:39 PM
Sipping mulled wine and eating mince pies in my shed from where I wish you all a Happy and Healthy New Year.
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Post by: DaveR on January 01, 2013, 05:06:03 PM
Good to see such excellent taste in photography too, H.  $good$
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Post by: snowcap on January 01, 2013, 10:43:54 PM
Happy New Year to One and All
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Post by: DaveR on January 04, 2013, 05:36:08 PM
I had to laugh today....I was travelling down the A470 by Maenan and saw that the Council were busy cleaning out the drains along the road. On each side of the drain cleaning lorry was a guy holding a Stop/Go sign. Funny thing was....they weren't standing on either side of the lorry, they each had a quad bike to sit on, so they wouldn't have to suffer the ordeal of walking 20 feet every time the drain cleaner moved along to the next drain.  :laugh:  :laugh:

Remember this the next time we hear about no money available for public services!
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Post by: Ian on January 05, 2013, 08:17:41 AM
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they weren't standing on either side of the lorry, they each had a quad bike to sit on, so they wouldn't have to suffer the ordeal of walking 20 feet every time the drain cleaner moved along to the next drain

We encountered that. In fact, I was more bemused by the fact that their stop-go signs were bright, LED-type displays for STOP going South, but normal, faded green for GO, while the second set of signs were the opposite. To be fair, however, I suspect that sort of rolling convoy approach results in far fewer hold ups for traffic.
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Post by: Fester on January 08, 2013, 12:05:56 AM
I want to buy a bike.
The intention being to cycle around the Gt Orme, or to Colwyn Bay and back, as often as I can.
Call it a New Year attempt to get fit.

Trouble is, despite there being LOTS of very cheap bikes at places like JD Sports, Argos etc... I can't try before I buy.
I know I'll buy the wrong one, and then give up the whole idea having wasted my money.
I haven't been on a bike for about 30 years. maybe longer!  $00$
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 08, 2013, 07:14:06 AM
Cycle technology has moved on since the penny farthing!  :laugh:  we have bikes bought at car boot sales, both work very well although we've not been on them for a year since we moved house! You would probably be best going to a good bike shop for the best advice.
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Post by: Ian on January 08, 2013, 07:20:09 AM
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I know I'll buy the wrong one, and then give up the whole idea having wasted my money.

It might be an idea to buy a very cheap one, that has about 10 or so gears, and see if any aspect of the experience is enjoyable. If it transpires that you enjoy it, then you can consider investing a bit more in a half-decent bike. I suspect the saddle is the facet requiring most familiarising....
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Post by: DaveR on January 08, 2013, 07:48:09 AM
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I want to buy a bike.
_))*  :laugh:  :P  :o 

:cyclist40:
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Post by: hollins on January 08, 2013, 07:57:55 AM
There are two bike shops in Colwyn Bay, East End and West End Cycles. We had a repair done at East End and they really knew their job.
On the West End website it says they will hire them so you could try a few out first maybe.
My brother in law has had two knee operations but he finds cycling no problem, in fact it helps a lot so could be just the thing.

Please come and visit us at our new shop at:

West End Cycles
(off A55 Expressway Chester - Junction 18/19)
Conway Road
Llandudno Junction
Llandudno. LL31 9BA

Please telephone us on 01492 593811 or 01492 530269
Email: ukbikes@aol.com



Bike Hire

Bikes available to hire all year round. From as little as £4 per hour. Please telephone / email to book.

Why not ride the Coastal cycle path along the promenade at Rhos on Sea to Prestatyn and enjoy a great day out.
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Post by: Nemesis on January 08, 2013, 08:33:31 AM
Knowing that you have trouble with your knees I think Hollins idea of hiring a bike for a couple of sessions could be sensible. We bought an excercise bike for my OH when he had had the last knee op, but after puting the thing together he found that he couldn't bend the offending knee far enough to pedal, so we had to dismantle it and return it.
Obviously an excercise bike can be returned (Argos), but I don't know about a bike if you have ridden it around the district.
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Post by: SDQ on January 08, 2013, 08:54:57 AM
If they won't let you test ride a bike try & cut a deal with them by hiring the bikes they think are closest to your needs and if you eventually buy one they will discount the price by how much you spent on the rental. Should be a fair deal as they already own the rental bike so they wouldn't be losing any money in the deal.

Oh, speaking from experience, if you have any ambitions about tackling Killins Hill or the tram track from the King's Head you might want to put a lot of thought into the ratio of first gear and the more gears the better!  ££$
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Post by: Fester on January 08, 2013, 01:18:29 PM
Yeah, SDQ, I'm not suicidal... I was planning to cycle round the Orme, not up it!
Cycling around the Orme is a pretty formidable task in its own right.

Thank you all for your advice... all great contributions, (apart from Dave's usual nonsense)  :laugh:
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Post by: SDQ on January 08, 2013, 01:40:47 PM
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Cycling around the Orme is a pretty formidable task in its own right.



It's not too bad except for the climb past the lighthouse, but then it's all downhill from there.
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Post by: Yorkie on January 08, 2013, 01:47:13 PM
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Yeah, SDQ, I'm not suicidal... I was planning to cycle round the Orme, not up it!
Cycling around the Orme is a pretty formidable task in its own right.


Just remember that it is ONE WAY Traffic from the North Shore end.   You do get idiots in cars coming the wrong way.   ^*^0 ^*^0 ^*^0
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Post by: Nemesis on January 08, 2013, 02:05:22 PM
And idiots on bikes ! :o :o :o. Nasty shock if you meet either on a corner !!
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Post by: Ian on January 08, 2013, 02:19:53 PM
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Just remember that it is ONE WAY Traffic from the North Shore end.   You do get idiots in cars coming the wrong way

You do indeed.
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Post by: ormegolf on January 08, 2013, 03:21:13 PM
 >>>And make sure u watch out 4 rocks on the road. Bad for a car, possibly fatal for a cyclist Mike
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Post by: Jack on January 08, 2013, 03:28:26 PM
You can borrow my mountain bike for a few weeks if you want Fester, I'm not using it because i've just bought a fancy racing bike to do the Cymru Etape on later in the year.  It's a genuine offer, if you like cycling then you can buy a bike at a later date! Jack.
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Post by: DaveR on January 08, 2013, 04:25:31 PM
 :cyclist40:
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Post by: Fester on January 08, 2013, 04:56:32 PM
Jack, that is a very kind offer!

I might just take you up on that.
Shame that we no longer have the PM function.  &shake& &shake&

You can get me on peter@llandudno-emporium.com
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Post by: DaveR on January 08, 2013, 05:07:26 PM
 :cyclist40:
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Post by: Fester on January 08, 2013, 05:39:37 PM
Dave R.....  PACK IT IN !!
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Post by: DaveR on January 08, 2013, 06:21:46 PM
 *cycle*
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Post by: Fester on January 08, 2013, 06:28:34 PM
Forum Member Dave R... has been BANNED, due to ridiculous behaviour.

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Post by: Quiggs on January 08, 2013, 06:51:30 PM
Hi Fester, having done quite a bit of cycling in my time, I would suggest that you try cycling around the area before tackling the Marine Drive, the experience might put you off until you  get your cycling legs, it's not an easy ride.   ££$   *cycle*
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Post by: Jack on January 08, 2013, 07:05:19 PM
Hi Fester, I've emailed you!
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Post by: ormegolf on January 08, 2013, 08:21:52 PM
   To change the subject ---- happens all the time in coffee centres. I get my forum fixes with adverts, I asked for this. Then I can stare at my golf advert.
   But, even I have been getting fed up looking at it. But, salvation has arrived. Time it right and I see a picture of Rebecca.
   And a promise!!!
   What a pity she is so young (or is it me so old?)  Mike
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Post by: Ian on January 14, 2013, 07:10:43 AM
The bits of pictures on the backs of coins look good:
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Post by: ormegolf on January 14, 2013, 07:01:26 PM
   Don't complain about "official" action in the U.K. too much.
   I am half way through the process of getting a visa to India. This morning I got an email, time it was sent 01.20 a.m on a Sunday/Monday night. From London
  As from the close of business on Tuesday the fee will increase from £42-20 to £92-20. To get the old price you have to have passport,photos (a different size to ANY other passport photo) all forms completed and the cash. In our office on Tuesday. Mike
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Post by: hollins on January 15, 2013, 04:00:16 PM
That's it for another year. 2 days work and I don't even eat marmalade. A real labour of love.    ;D
Blodyn, the Sevilles are in!
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Post by: Yorkie on January 15, 2013, 04:16:38 PM
A sticky end, what??? &well&
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Post by: ormegolf on January 16, 2013, 12:21:48 AM
   About the visa I wrote about yesterday. I've looked up visas on Wikipedia and learnt that most countries dont have them. But those that do usually work it both ways----we will insist on a visa for your visitors whilst you insist on one from ours. And the fees are different between different countries, but are normally the same both ways between two countries.
   So, has something suddenly gone wrong between India and the U.K.?  Have the U.K. jacked their fees up £50 at 24 hours notice to any Indians?  Anyone know?
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Post by: ormegolf on January 16, 2013, 08:41:59 PM
  I spent over an hour this afternoon with a very well known lady from Llandudno. Not as far as I know a member of the TTF but I imagine she must read it every so often.
  However in conversation and complete coincidence we were talking about a blog I wrote in the very, very early days of blogging, when no one, me included knew what it was about nor how to do it.
  But --- but. I hesitate to give the title because I am sure some of the forums members, should they read it, will probably suggest that I be thrown out of this family. And they may be right.
  However others may enjoy it. I have an idea that I did mention it to DaveR a couple of years ago. But, for what it is worth, and if you have the time and patience to wade through it all (it is long and a lot of interest will only be to Rhyl people from 40 years ago) this is what you key in:   WWW.amiabankrobber.blogspot.com (http://WWW.amiabankrobber.blogspot.com)
                                                                  Mike
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Post by: DaveR on January 16, 2013, 08:49:10 PM
You did mention it to me, Mike, and it was a good read.  $good$
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Post by: hollins on January 17, 2013, 09:52:30 AM
Found the ideal gift for Merddin Emrys
http://fashionablygeek.com/costumes/wearing-this-pigeon-mask-will-completely-change-your-life/ (http://fashionablygeek.com/costumes/wearing-this-pigeon-mask-will-completely-change-your-life/)
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 17, 2013, 10:24:15 AM
 _))* that's great! Love it!  :laugh:
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Post by: DaveR on January 17, 2013, 11:27:02 AM
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Found the ideal gift for Merddin Emrys
http://fashionablygeek.com/costumes/wearing-this-pigeon-mask-will-completely-change-your-life/ (http://fashionablygeek.com/costumes/wearing-this-pigeon-mask-will-completely-change-your-life/)
Excellent find, H!
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Post by: Llechwedd on January 17, 2013, 12:04:15 PM
Re. Indian visas.  Every week day there is a HUGE queue outside the Indian commission non the Aldwych.  All applying for visas.  They must be raking it in.
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Post by: Nemesis on January 17, 2013, 01:03:26 PM
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_))* that's great! Love it!  :laugh:

Don't care for the bit about pooping in public !! :o :twoface:
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Post by: Welshmunchkin on January 17, 2013, 09:31:37 PM
Hi!
Sorry wasn't sure where to put this query, it's one of those questions that just drives you mad!
Can anyone remember the name of a couple of gift shops that were situated in Mostyn.Street in the 1960's. They were both owned by the same people, which seemed to be a father and daughter. One was in the group of shops known as Bunneys corner, around where Holland and Barratt is now, the other was further down the road somewhere opposite the church or maybe even further down, I just can't picture it now. The shops sold toys, china, jewellery and general fancy goods.I hope someone remembers!
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Post by: Bri Roberts on January 17, 2013, 09:57:56 PM
I can remember Gay Gifts being where the mobile phone shop is now close by to Clares.
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Post by: Welshmunchkin on January 18, 2013, 10:14:27 AM
Hi!
No it was in the block where Holland and Barratt is now, and before they remodeled it. The other  shop was down the road somewhere near the church or Bog Island. It was a narrow shop, if I remember selling mostly fashion jewellery. The shop in the H and B block was a gift/ toy shop selling lots of different lines.
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Post by: Welshmunchkin on January 21, 2013, 05:34:36 PM
I'm still hoping someone will remember the 2 shops I mentioned in my previous post. I remember them from the mid 1960's, just can't get the name.
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Post by: hollins on February 02, 2013, 03:22:27 PM
From Swiss snow to Snowdrops!
Lovely to get back home to masses of snowdrops and the farmer putting out the new lambs.
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Post by: ormegolf on February 02, 2013, 07:04:37 PM
   Just walked in to the coffee centre to ask a stupid question. But I've been taken by the lovely photo of the snowdrops by Hollins. Always the very first signs that spring is on its way.

  But, the stupid question. Just for a coffee house laugh.

    WHO WAS THE "SAUCY BOY"

   Come on, show your age.       Mike
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Post by: Yorkie on February 02, 2013, 07:11:44 PM
A book by Hans Christian Anderson.

Or if you want a person Benny Hill
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Post by: ormegolf on February 02, 2013, 07:53:43 PM
   Don't get cross with me Yorkie, but ---- WRONG on both
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Post by: Yorkie on February 02, 2013, 08:03:57 PM
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   Don't get cross with me Yorkie, but ---- WRONG on both

Not cross but both are actually correct, it's just that you are looking for someone else.   I'll rack my brains and try agin.    :D

So I'll now try Garçon Culotte.   
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Post by: ormegolf on February 02, 2013, 08:50:46 PM
  I don't know about your three answers. But mine is much simpler. Its only FOUR letters.
   Now thats a good clue.

  If you still don't get it, THINK about it over your breakfast tomorrow.Mike  (all in good fun, I hope)
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Post by: ormegolf on February 02, 2013, 10:01:12 PM
  So, you've had an hour. I'm afraid Ive got to go ---- NO, not to bed. But never mind, I suppose you are all too young, Yorkie included.
  The answer is

              MR O K         (the saucy boy)

          It was a very well known advertising phrase before they were even known in the U K

                         Mike
 
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Post by: Yorkie on February 03, 2013, 10:23:10 AM
Don't know where you got that from Mike!  No trace in the history of the maker referring to MR OK, or in the adverts.  But the you're a bit older than I!!!!   ;D  The link is to a selection of the adverts.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=ok+sauce&hl=en&tbo=u&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ei=5zkOUdTBK8m10QWcyIDwAw&sqi=2&ved=0CHYQsAQ&biw=1143&bih=632 (https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=ok+sauce&hl=en&tbo=u&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ei=5zkOUdTBK8m10QWcyIDwAw&sqi=2&ved=0CHYQsAQ&biw=1143&bih=632)
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Post by: Yorkie on February 03, 2013, 12:31:03 PM
I owe you an apology, Mike.  I've finally found it!   Master Okay!    :D
(not O K).
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Post by: ormegolf on February 03, 2013, 04:34:53 PM
   Gosh u have worked hard on this. I accept that memory, or lack of it, has played a part. From Master Okay to Mr O.K. in around 70 or so years!!
   On a more serious point----and this might avoid any dispute in the future.
   In a quiz like this, using words rather than photos. In this case I asked the question, Yorkie replied, and I wrote WRONG on both --- later three.
   Ive thought about this and I was incorrect and owe Yorkie an apology. When I said WRONG, I really meant he hadnt given the answer I was looking for. His replies were not wrong at all. Perhaps this should be born in mind by everyone in future. Ive no doubt that there are plenty of saucy boys around apart from Master Okay.
  I should have been the last person around to make this error.
  About 12 years ago a young footballer playing for England scored a fantastic goal.Actually he lives in North Wales. I lost count of the number of times I heard a group say "I wish we could meet him". After I introduced myself by name I pointed out I was the ORIGINAL version. Still waiting for them to buy ME a drink. Signed MICHAEL OWEN
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Post by: DaveR on February 03, 2013, 05:04:56 PM
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Ive no doubt that there are plenty of saucy boys around
Fester will be pleased to hear this....  :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:
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Post by: Fester on February 03, 2013, 06:30:51 PM
Spare us your effeminate fantasies, Dave.  &shake&
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Post by: Fester on February 03, 2013, 06:41:31 PM
Bradford City Football Club have become the first team (from the 4th division) in over 50 years to battle their way to a major cup final.
They dispensed with the multimillionaire teams of Arsenal, Aston Villa and Wigan from the Premier League on the way.

Now, it seems that they can not go wrong in the final against Swansea City, as they have been blessed by his serene holiness, The Dalai Lama!  See below.
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Post by: DaveR on February 03, 2013, 06:41:46 PM
 :puke2:
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Post by: snowcap on February 03, 2013, 07:35:07 PM
lets see if bratford can pull it off i doubt it
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Post by: Fester on February 08, 2013, 11:23:01 PM
American Wrestling Superstar Hulk Hogan appears on BBC Sport and gives his predictions for THIS weekend's Premier League Football results, see here.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21382932 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21382932)

It will be interesting to see if he gets any correct.

Typical of most Americans, he doesn't understand football, and predicts a 3-3 draw between Liverpool and West Brom as being BORING!!!
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 12, 2013, 06:46:13 PM
We had a very interesting visit to RAF Shawbury yesterday, very interesting to see some Hawks of the Red Arrows, some Tornados, a Dakota and lots more!  We had lunch in the mess, we both had omlette with chips, beans, tea, coffee, all for £4.92! my kind of price and it was very nice too!

(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i331/penrhynpigeons/P1010663_zps597e843b.jpg)

(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i331/penrhynpigeons/P1010676_zps1e04a6c6.jpg)

(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i331/penrhynpigeons/P1010683_zpsc79ad1a5.jpg)

(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i331/penrhynpigeons/P1010702_zps89e91b97.jpg)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: snowcap on February 12, 2013, 08:19:17 PM
looking at the second photo M.E. you were made to fly, you look at home in the cockpit
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Post by: DaveR on February 12, 2013, 08:47:30 PM
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looking at the second photo M.E. you were made to fly, you look at home in the cockpit
I thought it was a Still from Top Gun for a second... :laugh:
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Post by: hollins on February 12, 2013, 10:30:25 PM
Glad you had a good day out ME and the others are right you do look quite the part in that plane. Was that £4.92 for two? :o
We had a day out today visiting friends in the Peak District from whence we came!
We realised that we have experienced much better weather living here in Wales but it came as quite a shock to see the difference from the green grass and lambs in the field to the snowy vistas in the Peak District.
We had a good lunch in the Devonshire Arms at Beeley. Mr Hollins ordered the pheasant and it came with bread sauce, redcurrant jelly, gravy and vegetables. He said it was really good as was my fish and chips.
Then we went to the Chatsworth farm shop where we treated ourselves to some delicious looking goodies.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 12, 2013, 10:47:41 PM
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Glad you had a good day out ME and the others are right you do look quite the part in that plane. Was that £4.92 for two? :o

I was taking a pic with the small Nikon camera as Erindoors was taking the pic of me  8)  Yes £4.92 for the both of us! loved it too! $dins$
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Post by: hollins on February 18, 2013, 07:28:12 PM
I saw this chap in Chester today. He was standing on one leg on a rope whilst paying a violin....eeek!
I didn't dare take him from the front in case the camera startled him and he fell off!
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 08, 2013, 11:02:25 PM
Just back from seeing Al Murray, The Pub Landlord in Venue Cymru, a great show and the place was packed!
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Post by: hollins on March 29, 2013, 09:16:11 AM
Happy Easter everyone!
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Post by: Ian on March 29, 2013, 11:01:20 AM
 $bounce$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Merddin Emrys on April 02, 2013, 11:11:38 AM
We had the renewal from the AA come through at a shocking £223!! Up from £158 last year, looking online it seems that you have to phone up and query the price. I phoned them, kept getting cut off until I pressed the menu option for new customer. A helpful lady said as you have not called us out, I could have a price of £145! Much improved! It seems you now have to question every renewal these days to get a good deal, loyalty is no longer rewarded!
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Post by: Gwynant on April 02, 2013, 12:26:14 PM
            Very interesting M.E.   Coincidentally I recently changed my car and moved from up from a 2002 1250cc. 3 dr. Hatchback to a 2010 1400 5dr. hatchback. I had previously queried what the rise in premium would be from my Insurance Company (not A.A) before I bought it and was told it would be "minimal". So imagine my reaction when a demand for £270.00, a rise of £101.00, fell onto the doormat!
           I duly phoned the company and asked to speak to their Loyalty department (as I also do every year with my Buildings/Contents which is with the same company), and they immediately reduced it to £180.00, an increase of £11.00 from last year, which I thought was very reasonable considering the change in value and engine size/specification etc. of the new car to the old vehicle.
            Like M.E., I have also had reductions in premiums year-on-year so it does show that you should never accept the first quote in (unless it is cheaper, of course!) and a call to the "Loyalty Dept. can work wonders.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on April 02, 2013, 12:35:12 PM
Sorry should have mentioned it's AA breakdown cover, the AA is usually good with our modern car insurance, due soon!
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Post by: TheMedz on April 02, 2013, 05:26:06 PM
We always seem to get a better quote for a new customer application than we do for renewing the existing cover. Add to that the fact you can use Quidco and get cashback of between £19 and £70 for new AA breakdown policies depending on the type of cover you are taking out.
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Post by: hollins on April 08, 2013, 04:02:56 PM
I drank a "Hugo" today. Cheers Hugo!
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Post by: DaveR on April 08, 2013, 05:12:32 PM
Where are you, H?
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Post by: hollins on April 08, 2013, 05:25:24 PM
Pollensa, Mallorca, staying in a converted monastery!
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Post by: DaveR on April 08, 2013, 06:22:51 PM
Looks very pleasant, what are the temperatures like?
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Post by: hollins on April 08, 2013, 06:33:28 PM
It's been about 18/19 degrees today. It feels warm in the sun but there have been some clouds today and a breeze by the sea which makes it feel cool.
I have been lucky at this time of year in the past but there is no guarantee.What's it doing there, still cold?
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Post by: DaveR on April 08, 2013, 07:41:35 PM
Sounds nice. It's been sunny but a little chilly here, only about 9 degrees.  :(
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Post by: snowcap on April 08, 2013, 10:18:45 PM
is that Yorkie sat on the stone?
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Post by: Yorkie on April 09, 2013, 01:04:59 PM
Hell!  Can't I go anywhere without being spotted?   And me in my altogether too!   ;D
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Post by: hollins on April 09, 2013, 04:51:44 PM
Actually Yorkie, Snowcap is right, he does have a bit of a look of you!
I don't know what Mr Hollins is going to say. I told him I was coming on my own!
The second photo amused me......wonder how it compares with the Archway?
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Post by: Yorkie on April 09, 2013, 06:18:47 PM
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Actually Yorkie, Snowcap is right, he does have a bit of a look of you!

Well, I am surprised that you should remember me from Mike's Golf, I seem to recall that you were not much of a looker either!

I regard your comment as insulting! :rage:
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Post by: snowcap on April 09, 2013, 07:50:49 PM
accept my humble apologise Yorkie, had,nt got my reading glasses on when i first saw the photo, the second one is nothing like you hope you will forgive me or i will not sleep.
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Post by: Yorkie on April 09, 2013, 09:09:29 PM
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accept my humble apologise Yorkie, had,nt got my reading glasses on when i first saw the photo, the second one is nothing like you hope you will forgive me or i will not sleep.

Not upset at you, Snowcap.  It's the repeat performance that annoyed me.   ZXZ

My comment was directed at Mrs H.   $dins$
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Post by: Fester on April 09, 2013, 11:37:35 PM
Hey Yorkie, maybe Hollins thought it reminded her of you because you are so strong, silent and resolute?

The hair style makes it look more like me, or Wrex!

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Post by: Yorkie on April 10, 2013, 08:27:48 AM
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Hey Yorkie, maybe Hollins thought it reminded her of you because you are so strong, silent and resolute?

The hair style makes it look more like me, or Wrex!

In that case she should have gone to SPECSAVERS!!!!     :D    :D    :D
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Post by: hollins on May 02, 2013, 07:59:19 PM
This sign amused me!
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Post by: hollins on June 11, 2013, 05:19:01 PM
I think it was Nemesis that liked chimneys?
I saw these on my travels the other day. I thought quite unusual.
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Post by: Nemesis on June 11, 2013, 08:45:12 PM
They look good examples of what we used to call a ' Long Tom' Hollins. Thanks for thinking of me. I think they were designed to make the chimney 'draw'.
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Post by: ormegolf on June 26, 2013, 11:38:35 AM
  As a young boy I used to stuff messages into empty bottles and threw them in the sea. I gave up the practice of pushing something into a bottle around 70 years ago.
 However, to my surprise. I happened to be siting alongside three other members of the forum. I now know that the "in" crowd of men about town now stuff chunks of lemon into the larger bottles before drinking.
  You did'nt know that?  No, neither did I.
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Post by: DaveR on June 26, 2013, 01:01:43 PM
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  As a young boy I used to stuff messages into empty bottles and threw them in the sea. I gave up the practice of pushing something into a bottle around 70 years ago.
 However, to my surprise. I happened to be siting alongside three other members of the forum. I now know that the "in" crowd of men about town now stuff chunks of lemon into the larger bottles before drinking.
  You did'nt know that?  No, neither did I.
Only with Corona, Mike.
http://www.examiner.com/article/busting-bar-myths-why-corona-is-garnished-with-a-lime (http://www.examiner.com/article/busting-bar-myths-why-corona-is-garnished-with-a-lime)
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Post by: Nemesis on June 26, 2013, 01:42:34 PM
The idea of a Skunky Taste sounds gross !
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Post by: Bri Roberts on June 26, 2013, 02:01:05 PM
Corona was a different drink altogether in our youth, DaveR.

The corona man even delivered once a week to our front door along with the greengrocer, coalman and bread van.
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Post by: Gwynant on June 26, 2013, 04:16:30 PM
            The mention of "Corona" drinks takes me back, Bri. I worked as a Corona delivery lad working out of Douglas Road, Colwyn Bay in the late 60s for about 3 months. It was a thankless job, and my abiding memory is of delivering to the top floors of the flats in Ffordd Penrhyn, Llandudno, (by where the new ASDA is now) on a rainy winter's Friday night when all my mates were out having a good time, and looking down onto my wagon below and seeing the kids nicking loads of empty pop bottles off the back, and then bringing them back when I got down to the ground level and demanding their 3 pence (that's 3d!) deposit for each bottle returned, then arguing with their Dads when I refused to pay them, and then eventually going back to the depot to pick up my average of £10 wages for the week, after trying unsuccessfully to balance up the float takings. I really hated that job, and moved on as soon as I could!  Nowadays I would have been lucky that they didn't nick the wagon, (or torch it), as used to happen in the cities in later years!
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Post by: white rabbit on June 26, 2013, 08:04:28 PM
I too remember the Corona van delivering and the tops of the bottles!
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Post by: Fester on June 26, 2013, 10:41:30 PM
We also used to have the Corona pop man delivering, right up to around 1990 maybe.

One of the most embarrassing moments of my life concerns him.

After a few years of buying Corona, we decided to cancel him.... but he kept turning up!
At first, just for the empties, but then he kept knocking on the door, and looking very upset then I said 'no thanks'

After a few weeks of this, I saw him coming to the door once again, I couldn't face him again.
For some obscure reason I dropped to the floor and hid from him in the bay window, under the window sill.
He knocked on the door, and again.... and then on the window, because he had SEEN ME ON THE FLOOR!!

I got to my feet, utterly embarrassed, and proceeded in true Basil Fawlty style to tell him that I had been checking the floorboards. It's the best I could think of under pressure.  Pathetic.

Needless to say, I purchased some pop.... and continued to do so for a long time to come.


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Post by: Merddin Emrys on June 26, 2013, 11:12:33 PM
An excellent salesman!
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Post by: Fester on June 26, 2013, 11:17:55 PM
Indeed, and the only way I ever successfully rid myself of him, was to move house and not tell him!

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Post by: DaveR on June 27, 2013, 09:24:20 AM
Story of Corona:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/wales/posts/story_of_corona_pop (http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/wales/posts/story_of_corona_pop)
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Post by: Driddi on July 05, 2013, 10:21:15 AM
Hilarious story, my dad told me about these Coronaguys aswell and that they are sooo pursuasive sometimes.
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Post by: hollins on July 31, 2013, 09:06:03 AM
These two photos from this morning's Telegraph fashion faux pas article look horribly familiar and the culprit is sitting not too far away from me!
 ;D
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Post by: Bri Roberts on July 31, 2013, 09:19:49 AM
An essential addition for diabetics, hollins.  ;)
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on July 31, 2013, 09:37:55 AM
 :laugh: I've never worn sandals and never will either, same with shorts (apart from being forced to wear shorts in junior school! )  :D
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Post by: Bri Roberts on July 31, 2013, 10:52:14 AM
I was the same, ME, until 10 years ago when Mrs R persuaded me to purchase a pair of Rockport sandals from an Outlet Store in Florida.

They look just like the ones in hollins' top photo and I do love to wear them in hot weather.

BTW, Aldi are currently selling sandals similar to those in hollins' bottom photo for around £10 a pair.
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Post by: white rabbit on July 31, 2013, 11:53:55 AM
But socks and sandals are a no-no In my humble opinion!! :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: Yorkie on July 31, 2013, 12:02:00 PM
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But socks and sandals are a no-no In my humble opinion!! :laugh: :laugh:

Except, of course, for Diabetics!    :D
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Post by: Nemesis on July 31, 2013, 01:24:50 PM
OMG We call the bottom ones " Uncle Cyril Sandles"
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on July 31, 2013, 01:54:51 PM
I always knew them as 'Jesus Creepers' !
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Post by: Trojan on July 31, 2013, 03:18:59 PM
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I always knew them as 'Jesus Creepers' !

Reminds me of a book I read as a youngster.

It was set in Liverpool in the 1960's.

Looks like the main character, Rocky O'Rouke wore socks with his sandals as I did when I was his age.

The advantages of wearing socks with sandals: They protect your feet from friction sores when walking. They protect your feet from sunburn. People can't see your gnarly toe-nails.
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Post by: Trojan on July 31, 2013, 03:26:54 PM
This looks funnier than a pair of socks to me:  :laugh:
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Post by: Nemesis on July 31, 2013, 04:10:27 PM
Ugh--- Gross
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Post by: hollins on August 07, 2013, 03:30:19 PM
Who did this remind me of?
I chose the healthier crab option!
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Post by: Nemesis on August 07, 2013, 03:46:57 PM
I could quite fancy the Chocolate Nemesis ! :twoface: :twoface: :twoface: ;D I wonder why ??
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Post by: Fester on August 07, 2013, 11:49:54 PM
Mmmmmmm Dressed Crab, the best food on God's Earth.

But I'm still laughing at Trojan's Sandal Feet.... a classic!   L0L L0L L0L
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Post by: hollins on August 13, 2013, 06:52:28 PM
Snugbury's ice cream farm near Nantwich have this years hay bale sculpture on show.........DA-LICK!
(Taken driving past in the car with DaveR's wonder camera!)
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Post by: Trojan on August 13, 2013, 07:15:43 PM
Good thing you kept moving or you may have been exterminated.  :>:>
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Post by: hollins on August 13, 2013, 07:48:12 PM
We sped past. You can't be too careful with a Dalek about.
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Post by: Ian on August 13, 2013, 07:56:42 PM
Quote
Good thing you kept moving or you may have been exterminated.

Or exgerminated...
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Post by: hollins on August 16, 2013, 08:57:05 PM
I'm afraid I rather greedily demolished this pudding last night at 36 The Quay, Emsworth.
It was warm orange cake with macadamia nuts and banana ice cream...yum!
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Post by: Yorkie on August 17, 2013, 05:40:47 PM
Do you ever stop eating? ;D
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Post by: DaveR on August 17, 2013, 06:00:12 PM
Have you been to Con Amici in Denbigh, H? I've been there several times lately and it is excellent. The panna cotta dessert is fabulous.
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Post by: hollins on August 17, 2013, 06:15:40 PM
Yes, I agree, nice atmosphere and I like the fact they do food all day because I prefer a late lunch.
Not had the panna cotta though, not yet anyway!
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Post by: Nemesis on August 17, 2013, 08:07:59 PM
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Do you ever stop eating? ;D

 _))* _))* _))*
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Post by: Trojan on August 22, 2013, 05:20:57 AM
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Do you ever stop eating? ;D

 _))* _))* _))*

 L0L
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Post by: Ian on August 25, 2013, 11:31:46 AM
One of the funniest things I've read:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/08/23/something_for_the_weekend_holiday_wifi/ (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/08/23/something_for_the_weekend_holiday_wifi/)
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Post by: hollins on August 25, 2013, 11:43:55 AM
I must confess to scouring the small print on holiday accommodation to see if wifi is available before even remotely thinking of making a booking.
O'h dear, an obsession perhaps? I blame the Three Towns Forum!
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Post by: DaveR on August 25, 2013, 01:42:38 PM
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I must confess to scouring the small print on holiday accommodation to see if wifi is available before even remotely thinking of making a booking.
O'h dear, an obsession perhaps? I blame the Three Towns Forum!
A good obsession to have!  $good$
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Post by: Yorkie on August 25, 2013, 05:13:56 PM
I've just had a couple of days at a Premier Inn and apart from the free 30 minutes they give you each day, additional time is only £3 for 24 hours.  Not bad to my mind after paying some extortionate fees on Cruise ships.   ZXZ
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Post by: Bri Roberts on August 25, 2013, 07:57:07 PM
Yorkie, two voyages on Cunard will give you a complimentary 120 minutes each the next time you both sail.  ;)
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Post by: Yorkie on August 25, 2013, 08:03:59 PM
Bearing in mind the overall cost of two cruises for two people aboard a Cunard Liner, i reckon it would be cheaper to lauch my own satellite!   Must confess I'm a Fred Olsen fan, or was until their attitude to the outbreaks of Norovirus earlier this year!   >>> 
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Post by: TheMedz on August 25, 2013, 08:55:12 PM
Most of the lower range of hotels charge for in room Wifi. Accor hotels (IBIS, ETEP , Mercure Novotel) have just changed to being free throughout.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/9503112/Accor-to-scrap-wifi-charges-at-500-hotels.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/9503112/Accor-to-scrap-wifi-charges-at-500-hotels.html)
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Post by: Fester on August 26, 2013, 12:08:16 AM
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Bearing in mind the overall cost of two cruises for two people aboard a Cunard Liner, i reckon it would be cheaper to lauch my own satellite!   Must confess I'm a Fred Olsen fan, or was until their attitude to the outbreaks of Norovirus earlier this year!   >>>

Love it!.... Cheaper to launch my own satellite!   :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: L0L L0L L0L
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Post by: hollins on August 28, 2013, 05:14:15 PM
ME, have you something to admit to us?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on August 28, 2013, 06:52:40 PM
I didn't think I would be recognised!  L0L
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Post by: snowcap on August 28, 2013, 08:50:42 PM
you must have known we would spot you strait away
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Post by: Nemesis on August 29, 2013, 08:36:53 AM
It's the wattle that gives the game away ! _))*
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Post by: Yorkie on August 29, 2013, 09:54:45 AM
Ah!   The Eggway all terrain transport system!   _))*
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on August 29, 2013, 12:52:47 PM
 :laugh: L0L
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Post by: hollins on August 30, 2013, 07:42:39 AM
This story amused me.......

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7702913.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7702913.stm)
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on August 30, 2013, 09:21:38 AM
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This story amused me.......

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7702913.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7702913.stm)

 _))* L0L
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Post by: DaveR on August 30, 2013, 05:49:19 PM
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ME, have you something to admit to us?
The return of BUFF ORPINGTON to face his arch-nemesis FESTER in a Segway Death Match...
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on August 30, 2013, 06:36:03 PM
 :o  _))* _))*
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Post by: Linda on August 30, 2013, 09:35:16 PM
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ME, have you something to admit to us?
The return of BUFF ORPINGTON to face his arch-nemesis FESTER in a Segway Death Match...


I think Buff was too Chicken to face up anyone  _))*
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Post by: Linda on August 30, 2013, 09:36:43 PM
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I didn't think I would be recognised!  L0L

 _))* Its a Coup!!!
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on August 30, 2013, 10:14:49 PM
Eggcelent !  :laugh:
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Post by: Linda on August 30, 2013, 10:18:25 PM
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Eggcelent !  :laugh:

ME, you Fried so hard to conceal it  _))*
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Post by: Yorkie on August 31, 2013, 06:30:32 AM
You're not going Scrambling on it, are you?    If so don't forget to wear your protective Shell Suit!
That's my contribution Ova now, so I'll Run along and leave others to Hatch some more.
 ZXZ
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on August 31, 2013, 06:54:17 AM
On my way to the old house, Hendy!
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Post by: Linda on August 31, 2013, 10:12:48 AM
Seeing as everyone is off on the free range ,I am also off to see a chick flick  ^*^0
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Post by: Nemesis on August 31, 2013, 10:59:13 AM
Never mind chuck :roll:
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Post by: Yorkie on August 31, 2013, 11:04:01 AM
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Never mind chuck :roll:

All this Clucking hasn't even Ruffled one of his F, so we may as well stop Scratching the Ground for more Gritty stuff! 
 :D
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on September 02, 2013, 10:43:16 PM
Amazing!

‘Walkie Talkie’ building melts car by reflecting sunlight into concentrated spot


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2409073/Walkie-Talkie-building-melts-car-reflecting-sunlight-concentrated-spot.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490 (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2409073/Walkie-Talkie-building-melts-car-reflecting-sunlight-concentrated-spot.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490)
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Post by: hollins on September 05, 2013, 09:56:02 PM
You seasiders must have seen a fantastic sunset tonight.
Mr Hollins took these photos through the car windscreen as I was driving us home tonight along the A55.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on September 05, 2013, 10:40:24 PM
Looks good! We saw it when we went for a walk, we live about a mile from the sea though!
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Post by: hollins on September 12, 2013, 04:16:59 PM
Saw these inscribed steps and thought of you Cambrian.  :)
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Post by: Quiggs on September 12, 2013, 05:59:28 PM
That's him, rock solid, but slightly cracked.   :P
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Post by: Yorkie on September 12, 2013, 06:29:02 PM
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That's him, rock solid, but slightly cracked.   :P

Thanks for the translation, I couldn't read most of it.   ZXZ
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Post by: hollins on September 28, 2013, 07:25:40 AM
Good morning sunrise.
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Post by: ormegolf on October 01, 2013, 08:51:02 PM
   A random thought, brought on by a bit of modern tech.
   The English language was, presumable, started in England.
   But ---- is it now in the process of being stolen?

   Just bought an iPad 2. It wants to know what language to operate in.  Long list comes up with every language in the world.

   So I scroll down until I come to English.    The next line --- U.K.English.

   Of course the iPad comes from the U.S.A. and in the past lists like this used to have English and then U.S.English.

   But not now.
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Post by: Ian on October 02, 2013, 06:25:15 AM
Actually, the Germans 'invented' English, Mike :-))

For some time, now, US manufacturers have been providing 'British English' as the alternative to the American English, installed by default.

It's an interesting point as to what British English is, other than a mutually agreed method of communication. Spelling between the US and us (!) differs, but grammar and syntax - the critical elements for unambiguous written communication - are virtually identical. English itself is always changing, of course, because languages are dynamic and change to accommodate concepts and ideas that have been adopted from other languages. We have a large number of French words in our language for instance, and quite a scattering of other European dialects and languages. English is a form of High German, since it was originated by the Anglo-saxons, so you can see and hear a lot of similarity between the two.

The French 'elite' have been trying to expunge all traces of English from their language for years, to no avail. Their young folk see too many hollywood films not to acquire smatterings, and protectionism in language is futile, anyway. There's good reason why English is the international language and why all Chinese and Russian schools teach it from an early age. 
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Post by: Fester on October 02, 2013, 08:01:19 PM
Ian, would you agree that early British, (as a language), and the Saxon dialect is what really formed the basis of Welsh, (Cymraeg)?
As the ancient Britons and the more recently settled Anglo-Saxon's, fled west in fear of the Viking invaders they took the language with them that formed the basis of Cymraeg.
As I understand it, there are many words and conjugations in Welsh that are entirely unchanged in the last 1000 years.

English is more of 33% Saxon,  33% Scandinavian, and 33% Norman (French) amalgamation.
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Post by: Ian on October 03, 2013, 05:19:31 AM
It's interesting; Welsh is a branch of the original Indo-European group of languages, which appear to have originated in India and Iran, possibly Babylon. As the more militant Germanic tribes advanced, the early Celts were indeed driven North, taking their languages with them. 

English is an astonishingly rich language as it's always been happy to assimilate from other cultures, and you're right about the mixture. I suspect that's one reason why it's become so successful, simply becuse it does adapt. Purists might not like it but this characteristic has made English the international language (and the British linguistically lazy:-).
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Post by: ormegolf on October 07, 2013, 09:02:22 PM
      Most drivers think they are the best, never cause accidents etc etc. Me included.

     So, what do you drivers make of the situation I was in this afternoon on Llandudno prom. At the Craigydon end.

    Me driving towards Little Orme. Pedestrian crossing ahead. Car in front goes over the crossing and then immediately signals to turn right. So I stop before the crossing.

   At the same time traffic going the other way comes to a halt because of a coach having trouble getting into his parking space. The crossing is still clear.  No pedestrians anywhere around on any pavement.

   The car in front starts moving and turns right, so my way ahead is clear, I go into gear and start moving and --- wham --- out from nowhere comes a man on a bike from the right on the crossing, moving fast, has a fright and swerves around me and gives me a mouthful.

   Me, in my tradition of not being bashful in situations like this, give him a good old mouthful back.
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Post by: ormegolf on October 07, 2013, 09:04:25 PM
   Missed the last line.

   What would the Police have made of this if I had been a split second earlier moving and either I hit bike, or he hit me?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on October 07, 2013, 09:17:40 PM
If he was riding a bike across (in the direction of a pedestrian) the zebra crossing then he was in the wrong. He should have dismounted and walked across!
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Post by: TheMedz on October 07, 2013, 09:21:16 PM
I think the cyclists should have to dismount and walk across on a pedestrian crossing (but not on a pelican crossing with lights). As there are none of the latter on the front I would therefore say that it was the cyclist at fault and not you Mike. On the other hand in these days of litigation excess if you had come into contact with the cyclist and it went to a no win no fee solicitor who knows.
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Post by: ormegolf on October 07, 2013, 09:37:11 PM
   I've always known that a pedestrian crossing was for pedestrians. Full stop. But I didn't know there was a difference with light controlled crossings.  Do I take it that a cyclist can mingle with pedestrians going across? If so, I reckon thats a nonsense.
    Having said that, I realise that it happens all the time and in foreign countries a damn sight more than in the U.K., and nobody says anything.
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Post by: TheMedz on October 07, 2013, 10:05:40 PM
Sorry Mike on further investigation its a Toucan crossing not a Pelican that Cyclists can use. This text is from a local authority web site

TOUCAN crossings are designed for both pedestrians and cyclists and are typically used adjacent to a cycle-path (Cyclists are not allowed to cross the road using Zebra, Pelican or Puffin crossings). There is a green cycle symbol alongside the green man.
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Post by: Blongb on October 08, 2013, 07:45:15 PM
That particular crossing has been designed for cyclist to cross the B5115 from the Promenade to Craig Y Don and even has painted Cycle Lane markings on both sides of the Pavement Mike.

The Cycle Lane then goes along the pavement to the corner of Nant-Y-Gamar Road where the cyclists are directed back on to the road.

We have friends in Romania Drive and use the crossing with our bikes when we go round for a visit.

In your situation the man on the Bike should only have crossed if like any other crossing the road traffic lights were on red. In your post you didn't say what colour the lights were at.
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Post by: ormegolf on October 08, 2013, 08:20:45 PM
   Oh dear. Don't I stir things up.

   Am I right, we now have Pedestrian, Zebra, Pelican and Toucan crossings.  Isn't life complicated.

   But --- to Blongb, we must be talking about different crossings. The one I first wrote about is by the County Hotel. It has no lights on it, it is just a pure and simple pedestrian crossing controlled by Belissa beacons (I wonder if anyone is old enough to know what the hell I am writing about).

  I must take a close look at the crossing you mention. I drive over it a minimum of twice a day all summer season through and I must admit I've never noticed any cycle lane markings around. Just shows familiarity breeds contempt.
 
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Post by: ormegolf on October 08, 2013, 08:23:54 PM
   Did I say life was complicated?   Just noticed it, there are also PUFFIN crossings.   So thats five varieties, any advance on five?  And my Hoare Belisa crossing, the original. Thats SIX.
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Post by: DaveR on October 08, 2013, 09:04:33 PM
The simple answer, Mike, is that the Belisha Crossing you mention outside the County Hotel is for pedestrians to cross between two pavements - the cyclist shouldn't have been riding on either pavement or the crossing itself.
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Post by: ormegolf on October 14, 2013, 09:37:39 PM
  After this motoring incident a few days ago, believe it or not I've been in another one. The Ist of Ad Motorists and Yorkie are probably distancing themselves from me.

   Today, Asda fuel station. For those that don't know it there are two rows of pumps which you can access from both sides. With two pumps in both rows. i.e. 8 cars putting in fuel at the same time. If you want diesel you have to go to the front row, the back one is petrol only.

  So, in I go, in a diesel vehicle. Extreme left hand side, first pump empty of a car, second pump car being filled. So, I pull in behind it.Get out and open the flap and filler cap. Get back in my car and wait.

   The car in front finishes and drives away. So I start up and move forward. As I did so a small car drove past me on the nearside. I assumed it was going for air or water.

   But no, it swerves in front of me, brakes, reverse lights come on, and there it is heading backwards towards me. I jam on my brakes, stop about five feet short of where I was intending to go, no time for horn and definately no time for reverse gear,  and   BANG --- this cars goes in to me.

  And a young woman--I won't say lady as I usually do for the female sex, leaps out and --- verbal diarorear is the only word I can think of, the words came out like machine gun bullets. The only thing I definately heard was she mentioned reverse lights. But her words were coming out at about ten a second.

  I told her not too nicely what the hell she bought she was doing, words went up to boiling point, I said do what the hell you like, get Asda on their internal phone, or police, or however she wanted.

   She went off to Asdas internal phone -- came back to me and said "dont you even want to get out and see the damage you've done to my car?". Me. Why the hell shou
ld I? I'm not interested it what you have done to your car.
   I might add that I wasn't the slightest bit bothered about my car. Its a 4x4 with bull bars and I wasn't even going to exert myself by getting out of the drivers seat to look.

    Eventually two Asda security arrive. They speak to her, tell her to pull over to one side, then come to me "Pull over, so that customers can get fuel." Me"Thats that I am waiting to do. "

  So, O.K., I fill up (after probably 15 mins) and Asda man says pull over there.  Me: No fear, I'm 15 minutes late already and I'm going. Him: You cannot leave.  Me (getting very agitated) You mean Asda say I cannot leave. You sod off. I'm going. Asada man: Well you have to give your side of it and your name and address. Me: Get my name off the DVLA. Asda: Its an offence to leave scene of an accident. Me: On Asda private land. Asda man: Its not asdas land. ME: WEll who the hells is it? ASda: It belongs to the Council. We only rent it. Me:  What sodding difference does that make? I'm going. Man. We'll call the Police. Me. Best of luck, GOODBYE.
  Oh, and at some stage I said "Are your cameras working? Reply Yes. Me Well look at them, its all there for you.
     Mike   (Just done my blood pressure a world of good typing this)
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Post by: Ian on October 15, 2013, 07:52:55 AM
Crikey.  That's quite a tale, Mike.  And it's very true that some people happily reverse in car parks without watching their rear view mirrors. A driver nearly backed into my wife and me the other day at our local GP's surgery car park. I had to tap sharply on their rear window before they realised I was standing there.
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Post by: DaveR on October 15, 2013, 09:19:33 AM
You do get yourself into some scrapes, Mike!
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Post by: Nemesis on October 15, 2013, 07:57:08 PM
Same thing happened to me in a station car park last week, only I was on foot and accompanied by my daughter, granddaughter and great granddaughter. Chap set off in reverse and nearly squashed all four of us. Luckily I banged on his back window and stopped him before he hit us all. You'd have thought he would have seen 4 of us !
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Post by: Ian on October 16, 2013, 08:36:17 AM
I'm always amazed when that happens, yet it does quite frequently.  If they all backed into their parking spaces at least they'd be able to see what was in front of them when they drive off but sadly a lot of people don't seem to be able to reverse into anything smaller than a football field...
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Post by: Tosh on October 16, 2013, 09:36:36 AM
I reverse in 99% of the time, even on the drive at home.
Makes sense to me.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on October 16, 2013, 09:39:25 AM
I also reverse into driveways, parking spaces etc, just seems logical!
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Post by: Nemesis on October 16, 2013, 11:36:12 AM
Only time I don't, is if I am in a car park and the rear access to the boot is blocked by bushes !!
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Post by: ormegolf on October 16, 2013, 08:07:22 PM
   Yes, but I'm sure the one exception is reversing on to a petrol pump when cars are queueing up to get fuel. As in my case Mike
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Post by: Minime on October 17, 2013, 12:16:09 AM
Then can finally move in yay!  Had thought it was monday but didnt read the small print on the 13 page contract from removals to say theyre taking the big stuff on tuesday rather than monday which is the smaller bits.

Wonder how long it will take OH to unpack his fishing gear and I lose him for the day.

Moving the fish tanks over the weekend, not a task im looking forward to especially catching the urchin and unsticking it from the net
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Post by: Linda on October 17, 2013, 12:28:56 AM
Good Luck Minime! and Welcome I emigrated from Cheshire./Gt Manchester 40 years ago. My OH and I are moving soon downsizing to bung. So even though just local a bit of a nightmare clearing out and packing up. Im still in the process of what to clear out and keep, Im a bit of a hoarder so have to be strict with myself. Hope all goes well  $good$
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on October 17, 2013, 07:41:18 AM
Good luck with the move!  ££$
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Post by: Blongb on October 17, 2013, 05:16:01 PM
Good luck with the move Minime, I hope you have better luck with your move than we did. Our removal van gave up the ghost as it came off the M56 and delayed us for another 24hrs  ££$
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Post by: hollins on October 17, 2013, 06:05:24 PM
All the best Minime for a trouble free move.
Plumbing problems meant we had to decamp to the Imperial on our first night living in North Wales. Better luck to you!
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Post by: Minime on October 19, 2013, 11:10:44 PM
Cheers all!  Moved marine and tropical tanks over.  You know your water is that pure its almost RO so only needed a capful of this stuff rather than wait 3hrs per 25ltr.  Only lost the 2 peppermint shrimp on the journey, dunno why but the urchin also discharged a couple of spines so maybe they harrassed him.
House feels really cozy and welcoming, a home not one of the new fangled clinical feels.  I cant get up the drive to save my life though, stalled OHs landy twice and you know you start getting tetchy when hes standing looking at me failing miserably ha!
He rode the bike down and it was torrential rain and bright sunshine on the way, reminds me to get some really really good shades as I normally go to work heading west so not been an issue before but winter sun on morning slog urgh.
Last of packing tommoz before the van comes on monday.  Ive soooo much junk but 2 skip full less now, quite refreshing :)
Linda we're coming from a bungalow to 3 story.  Always found the bungalow to be exceptionally cold.  Its got a 25ft conservatory which sucks all the heat and is a dorma with very Little insulation. 
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Post by: dingo20 on October 21, 2013, 10:33:10 AM
Can anyone explain this sign to me? What is the point of getting someone to make the sign and erect it? It's like me saying "I know something you don't know"
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Post by: Yorkie on October 21, 2013, 11:38:08 AM
It was dreamt up by the chap who didn't have a job.  He went to the Council and asked for a job, and when asked about his qualifications he said that he made informative signs that really said nothing.  The Council, having checked their Staff files, decided they did not have such a person, and created a highly paid vacancy and employed the individual on the spot!   They have lots of such positions in the Council that they have created in the past!   
 _))*
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Post by: Fester on October 21, 2013, 08:23:06 PM
But that has got to be a contender for the most pointless sign ever created award.

CCBC need to make cuts to spending?  I think I might know where to look first.

In fact the more I think about this, I am 100% convinced that CCBC are taking the p##s.  &shake& &shake&
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Post by: DaveR on October 22, 2013, 11:22:10 AM
Those ByeLaw signs can be found at every Council owned open space in Conwy.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on October 22, 2013, 11:45:03 AM
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But that has got to be a contender for the most pointless sign ever

How about this sign?
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Post by: hollins on October 22, 2013, 12:05:50 PM
That is a classic!
Not sure this is pointless but following on from the recent discussion about parking forwards or reversing I took this photo in Switzerland. It is common there to see a sign which asks you to only park going in forwards. Some signs are not quite so polite as this one and say reverse parking in to spaces is VERBOTEN, forbidden!
We once reversed in to a space in a mutli storey car park and came back to a notice on the car asking us not to do it again.
We are not sure what the reason is. The only thing we can think of is that it looks tidier but not sure to be honest.
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Post by: Yorkie on October 22, 2013, 04:17:50 PM
Easier and safer to drive out than reverse out.  Same applies to people living on busy roads, always better to reverse into their drive that try to reverse out into moving traffic. ^*^0
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Post by: ormegolf on October 22, 2013, 06:12:56 PM
   Ezcept one. My golf course. There used to be one three years ago but believe it or not the local vandals managed to get it off and its not been seen since. Cannot say Ive missed it
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Post by: ed jones on October 24, 2013, 04:00:59 PM
Hello folks, it's a long time since I posted anything on the forum and I'm not too sure if I'm on the right bit!! My eldest daughter is a Librarian at the new Worcester Library (it's combined with the University of Worcester). She was working in the Children's section when a student returned a teaching aid. My daughter was surprised to see that it was a Storylink key stage two Geography teaching aid on Llandudno, it contains a Teachers guide, four booklets and eight leaflets. She signed it out and handed it to yours truly and having read through it I found it full of facts, some I didn't know about. As it's a library book it may very well be at Llandudno Library. If it is I recommend it. There is one glaring error as one of the photos shows "horses on the beach" It's a photo of horses in front of what I think is Colwyn Bay pier. All the best to you all. $walesflag$
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Post by: hollins on October 25, 2013, 07:25:18 AM
Thought this might help Fester.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/games/10403402/Top-Scrabble-tips-revealed-so-you-never-have-to-lose-again.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/games/10403402/Top-Scrabble-tips-revealed-so-you-never-have-to-lose-again.html)
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Post by: Fester on October 26, 2013, 01:19:46 AM
Thank you Hollins, but I am now deeply ensconced, (a great word in it's own right) in about 4 games per day versus Forum members SDQ and Yorkie.
I think that all concerned are well aware of those tricks and many others besides.

Thus far I can report that I only win about 1 in 5 games versus SDQ, who is a formidable opponent, but fun to play against.

I have won only 1 game ever against Yorkie, who crushes me almost every time.

However, I am learning quickly, and never lose hope of re-dressing the balance.

The tide is turning in my favour!
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Post by: Yorkie on October 26, 2013, 07:26:04 AM
Fester is getting much better, is obviously learning as he goes along and our games are now much closer, with one game being only one point adrift until the last move!  I also have another apponent with three games running and it is pretty obvious that unusual tactics are being employed!
 :D
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Post by: Gwynant on October 29, 2013, 07:24:16 PM
                  I am not sure if this is the correct thread for this query but I could'nt find a more suitable one. At about 6pm. tonight I received a phone call from a witheld number from a young lady with a Welsh accent who said she was speaking from BBC Wales and asking if I would like to take part in a short survey.There was a lot of background noise on the line which sounded like a busy office/call centre. I declined the offer as I don't generally take part in surveys on the phone, but I was wondering if any other Forum members have ever received a similar call recently and if so what questions were in the survey. I am generally  suspicious of witheld calls  (especially ones with an overseas accent!) and I wondered if this could be another scam to get details from unsuspecting folk?
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Post by: ormegolf on October 29, 2013, 07:58:02 PM
One word --- probably
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on October 29, 2013, 08:05:26 PM
We have just bought and fitted one of these black box call blockers, seems to be working well!

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/1062140.htm (http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/1062140.htm)
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Post by: Yorkie on October 29, 2013, 08:07:25 PM
Gwynant - had you maybe hung on a little longer everything would have been made clear.  The BBC do have surveys carried out on their behalf which gives them important feed back from listeners or watchers.  Having declared themselves at the start it could well have been a genuine call.   If not, it would soon have become clear and you could have refused to continue.
 ZXZ
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Post by: Bri Roberts on October 29, 2013, 10:44:40 PM
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                   who said she was speaking from BBC Wales 


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The BBC do have surveys carried out on their behalf 


Isn't that deceitful (maybe unlawful) to phone and impress by saying you are from the BBC when you are actually an independent company commisioned by the BBC to carry out a survey on their behalf?
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Post by: Ian on October 30, 2013, 07:18:55 AM
It's misrepresentation, but she might not have said those exact words. People often interpret what they see or hear to be something slightly different from the reality. Usually they work to a vetted script so she probably said something along the lines of 'HI, I'm speaking to you on behalf of the BBC...'. 

It's a common technique, Bri;  d'you ever read the Daily Mail?
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Post by: Bri Roberts on October 30, 2013, 07:46:23 AM
Only at the weekend, Ian, and I often wonder why I bother these days.

Speaking from personal experience, it is surprising how many unsolicited telephone calls we receive from individuals claiming to be from an organisation but when scrutinised they eventually admit to be phoning on behalf of ........

Usually, it will be either a survey or someone trying to sell advertising.

When it is advertising being sold, I normally remind them we are registered with the TPS and enquire if they screened our telephone number before phoning.

When I add the fine is up to £1,000 that usually put an end to the conversation.

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Post by: Ian on October 30, 2013, 08:07:56 AM
 WWW WWW WWW

Nice :-)
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Post by: Nemesis on October 30, 2013, 10:21:36 AM
I am quite good at putting on accents, so I often do a 'country yokel' act. Once had a foreign gentleman in knots when he was trying to quiz me about Windows on my PC. I kept telling him that our windows were the original from 1848 and they were fine.-- He gave up in the end !
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on October 30, 2013, 12:14:51 PM
 L0L L0L
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Post by: Yorkie on November 02, 2013, 10:47:29 AM
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Post by: DaveR on November 07, 2013, 11:11:50 AM
Two thirds of middle aged people in Wales are overweight or obese, says study

Nearly two thirds of people in Wales in their early 40s are overweight or obese, according to new research.

The University of London study found 37% of adults were overweight by the age of 42 and men are more likely than women to have a weight problem but are less likely to realise it.

A further one in four men (26%) and women (27%) were obese.

Researchers studied the body mass index (BMI) of almost 10,000 men and women in Wales, Scotland and England.

Men in Wales were significantly more likely to be overweight than women in middle age, the research finds.

Nearly half of men (46%) were overweight at 42, compared to almost a third of women (30%).

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People who are overweight or obese face a higher risk of many health problems, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and certain cancers”

Dr Alice Sullivan
University of London
In Scotland, the proportion of men and women who were overweight at age 42 was identical to Wales, while obesity rates were slightly lower.

The proportion of middle-aged adults in England who were overweight was also similar but the obesity level was again lower - 23% for men and 19% for women.

The study said that British men were significantly less likely than women to realise they are carrying excess weight.

The research was carried out by Dr Alice Sullivan and Matt Brown of the university's institute of education centre for longitudinal studies.

Dr Sullivan said: "People who are overweight or obese face a higher risk of many health problems, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and certain cancers," she said.

"But carrying excess weight is far more socially acceptable for men than for women and men will not respond to health messages about weight and obesity if they do not recognise that they are overweight.

"This is a particular concern given that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for men aged 35 and over."

The researchers also found that men and women born in 1970 were considerably more likely to be obese at 42 than those born in 1958 at the same age.

'No vigorous exercise'
"People born in 1970 grew up at a time when lifestyles were becoming increasingly inactive and high-calorie convenience foods were widely available for the first time," said Dr Sullivan.

"We know that both exercise and diet are important for maintaining a healthy weight.

"But our findings show that ready meals, frozen foods, and takeaways are popular with this generation, while nearly a third (32%) of women and a quarter (24%) of men do no vigorous exercise in a typical week."

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It's hard sometimes to get through to middle aged men”

Dr Mark Harney
Connah's Quay GP
Perhaps unsurprisingly, said researchers, only four in 10 men (41%) who were overweight said they were making an effort to shed excess pounds, compared to two thirds (66%) of women.

Obese women were also more likely to be trying to lose weight (77%) compared to 62% of obese men.

Connah's Quay GP Dr Mark Harney said the study was a true reflection of what he was seeing at his surgery.


"It is quite a shocking statistic that two in three Welsh adults are overweight," he told BBC Radio Wales.

"The emphasis in this study is on men. Half of men at 42 are overweight compared with a third of women and in general practice we do find that men are a tough nut to crack.

"My lady patients, many of them who are overweight have been on diets since they were 16."

He said women were more aware of weight loss because it was covered in the media but "being big and heavy and strong is a bit of a man thing," he added.

"It's hard sometimes to get through to middle aged men," said Dr Harney.

Dr Sullivan will present the findings at a seminar in London on Thursday, as part of the Economic and Social Research Council's Festival of Social Science.

She will underline the importance of making men more aware of their BMI status and the health risks associated with excess weight.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-24847449 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-24847449)
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Post by: Yorkie on November 07, 2013, 01:23:42 PM
Any statistics for the Members of  $3towns$  ?
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Post by: Nemesis on November 08, 2013, 11:36:48 AM
Are we having a " Christmas Get Together" this year? VV
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on November 10, 2013, 11:26:32 PM
Seems like a good idea!
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Post by: Ian on November 12, 2013, 07:28:43 AM
This shows the importance of choosing fonts and typefaces with care...
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on November 12, 2013, 07:44:25 AM
 :laugh: you also have to be careful with 'Clint Eastwood' !
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Post by: Yorkie on November 12, 2013, 08:45:01 AM
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This shows the importance of choosing fonts and typefaces with care...

Of course!  It should be

FRICKERING RIGHTS.   ;D
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Post by: Lynda on November 19, 2013, 08:46:58 AM
How do I amend my user name to include my maiden name - thanks in advance
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Post by: DaveR on November 19, 2013, 09:03:35 AM
When you say username, I take it you mean the name that is displayed when you make a post?

Please email me at admin @ threetownsforum.co.uk with the details and I will change it.

 $good$

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Post by: DaveR on November 20, 2013, 09:08:13 AM
Funny...

http://phillucas.com/27-postcards-put-in-newsagent-windows/ (http://phillucas.com/27-postcards-put-in-newsagent-windows/)
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Post by: Linda on November 20, 2013, 10:50:31 AM
 _))* very funny.
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Post by: Yorkie on November 20, 2013, 11:23:39 AM
Best laugh for ages!    $thanx$
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on November 20, 2013, 12:30:09 PM
 L0L superb!
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Post by: Minime on November 29, 2013, 05:15:48 PM
Anywhere recommended local for some firewood logs?
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Post by: Yorkie on November 29, 2013, 06:40:36 PM
Gwydyr Forest?
 $walesflag$
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on November 29, 2013, 07:35:40 PM
When we lived in Oxfordshire a few years ago we had a wood burner, we used to get old pallets, cut up they produced a lot of heat on the wood burner!
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Post by: Yorkie on November 29, 2013, 09:24:26 PM
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Anywhere recommended local for some firewood logs?

There is usually a notice on the left side of the Llanwrst Road just after the Welsh Food Centre half a mile before Tal y Cafn. 
Hope this helps.
 ZXZ
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Post by: Minime on November 29, 2013, 11:37:13 PM
Thanks yorkie just the kinda thing im looking for.  Had looked on google but they seemed to be large scale places deliver to door whereas id rather go out local to somewhere with logs for sale sign at side of road.
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Post by: Minime on November 30, 2013, 11:38:38 PM
Couldnt find that but did find the one next door to the conwy water gardens which is a guy called peter and you tell him what size you want and go into the forest with him to cut it.  Planning a trip to there as it sounds loads of fun plus the water gardens is a delightful little place, chickens follow you everywhere and the ducks, kids were over the moon.  Bought a long horn box fish called rodney for my marine tank, hes fabulous :)
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Post by: Yorkie on December 01, 2013, 12:01:51 PM
Pleased you got sorted.  Went past the Food Centre yesterday and sign was not there, should have told you to go up towards Eglwsbach if sign not out.  Your find sounds much more exciting!   :D
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Post by: Nemesis on December 01, 2013, 01:34:51 PM
If you need any more there was a sign on the B 5106 road between Conwy and Trefriw just after Tyn-y- Groes on the right going towards Trefriw.
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Post by: Yorkie on December 01, 2013, 03:49:25 PM
Minime - don't forget you can't (or shouldn't) burn newly cut logs.  They need to be "seasoned" first so that all the sap dries out.  Otherwise your chimney can get tarred up and can catch fire. 
 :o
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Post by: Minime on December 01, 2013, 11:46:12 PM
Thanks yorkie we know.  OH is a saffer, they don't have central heating in SA ;)
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Post by: Jack on December 08, 2013, 12:45:20 PM
Wasn't sure where to post this link but thought a few people (especially DaveR!) might be interested in the pictures of these abandoned Welsh  buildings.

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/29-spellbinding-pictures-wales-derelict-6379412 (http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/29-spellbinding-pictures-wales-derelict-6379412)

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Post by: Nemesis on December 08, 2013, 03:01:04 PM
What a waste of some glorious buildings. Some of the stonework is fabulous.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: DaveR on December 09, 2013, 08:56:10 AM
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Wasn't sure where to post this link but thought a few people (especially DaveR!) might be interested in the pictures of these abandoned Welsh  buildings.

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/29-spellbinding-pictures-wales-derelict-6379412 (http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/29-spellbinding-pictures-wales-derelict-6379412)
Very interesting, thank you. I've visited a couple of the North Wales places; would love to go round the Red Dress Manor. The problem is when places like that get widely publicised, you get thieves and vandals turning up.
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Post by: Yorkie on December 13, 2013, 09:05:57 PM
Take note
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Post by: Yorkie on December 15, 2013, 08:02:39 PM
The Season of Goodwill to All Men.    ZXZ
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Post by: Ian on December 16, 2013, 07:16:00 AM
Where was that from, Y?
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Post by: Yorkie on December 16, 2013, 07:31:23 AM
Was posted on Facebook.   ZXZ
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Post by: Ian on December 16, 2013, 12:29:42 PM
It's so...poignant. And so very true.
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Post by: hollins on December 19, 2013, 04:09:21 PM
Back to a Welsh sunset.
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Post by: Nemesis on December 19, 2013, 04:10:15 PM
No place like home ? ;D
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Post by: Fester on December 19, 2013, 04:40:24 PM
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No place like home ? ;D

Nem, if you were wondering, it was me that pipped his horn and waved at you on Gloddaeth Ave this afternoon.
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Post by: Nemesis on December 20, 2013, 10:43:19 AM
Wondered who it was-- couldn't think who had that type of car !!!
I had only intended going 'round the block' as the dog had had a decent walk in the morning, but it was so nice that I carried on !
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: hollins on December 22, 2013, 01:11:46 PM
 %0%   Happy Christmas   %0%  to all on the forum.
Here are a few xmas scenes Dubai style, maybe some inspiration for the council?
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Post by: Tosh on December 22, 2013, 01:17:39 PM
Is that Dubai the Islamic country, who have better Christmas decorations than us?
I'm pleased for them but baffled by it all.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: hollins on December 22, 2013, 01:41:31 PM
It is a bit surreal walking in a shopping mall with "Jingle Bells" playing out followed by call to prayer.
It is a hugely multi cultural place now with much of the population coming from other countries to work there and not forgetting their main income these days comes from tourism.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on December 25, 2013, 02:15:11 PM
I'd mentioned to Erindoors that it would be good to have a pool table in the conservatory and this morning, here it is!  ;D
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Post by: Yorkie on December 25, 2013, 03:00:44 PM
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I'd mentioned to Erindoors that it would be good to have a pool table in the conservatory and this morning, here it is!  ;D

B****y big conservatory - bit like Burrough and Watts Hall!     :D
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on December 25, 2013, 04:22:35 PM
Yes an enormous conservatory!  :laugh:
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Post by: Ian on January 03, 2014, 03:23:57 PM
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/01/03/iphone_fanboys_outsmart_fandroids_in_totally_reliable_brain_teaser_tests/ (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/01/03/iphone_fanboys_outsmart_fandroids_in_totally_reliable_brain_teaser_tests/)


Always knew this...
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Post by: hollins on January 12, 2014, 08:30:53 AM
Good morning sunrise!
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 12, 2014, 08:46:51 AM
Very nice, good in Rhos on Sea too!
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Post by: mull on January 12, 2014, 10:31:37 AM
With a sky like that get ready for a very wet afternoon.
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Post by: Hugo on January 12, 2014, 02:17:56 PM
Beautiful photos and colours,  I've never seen anything like that since I retired some years ago.     :)
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 20, 2014, 11:21:44 AM
This is incredible, such amazing talent!

http://www.viralnova.com/box-of-money/ (http://www.viralnova.com/box-of-money/)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: snowcap on January 20, 2014, 10:18:39 PM
oh  to have such talent
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Post by: snowcap on January 23, 2014, 11:16:57 PM
My boss and I have just come in from Venuecymru after going back in time watching Dreamboats and Petticoats, what a great show well worth the entrance fee and booking charge. If you want to see a good show i would highly recommend it before it ends at the weekend
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Post by: ormegolf on February 20, 2014, 08:15:48 PM
  Anyone got any idea what is the point in having an expensive road sign saying "Camera not working."    Beats me.
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Post by: Pendragon on February 21, 2014, 02:27:11 PM
A photo of a room on the top floor of the Tudno Castle Hotel in Llandudnno.  Thats going to take a while hehe, a friend of mine walked into the room and threw up in his mask  :laugh: bless him.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Yorkie on February 21, 2014, 04:39:02 PM
Needs a visit from Alex Polizzi.  Or maybe something like that would put her off forever!
 :puke2:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: ormegolf on February 21, 2014, 08:53:19 PM
   I know this post is about somewhere out of the area. However I feel it might be of interest and I hope there will be no silly remarks.
   You think there are problems in this area. This is nothing to the problems down the road. In Rhyl, a town I have many happy memories of.
  There are three main ways into the town. From Prestatyn, from Rhuddlan and the A55 and from this direction through Towyn.
  Well, would you believe, these three or going to be reduced for two, for not far short of six months.
The Foryd bridge, often known as the blue bridge, often being worked on for very long periods of time with one way traffic. Now it's found that the whole deck is collapsing and the whole thing is to be closed from July. Just in time for the main season.  They only just finished a lengthy period of traffic lights on this whilst they worked on it.
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Post by: Jack on February 21, 2014, 09:14:52 PM
I read this in the paper and couldn't understand, if it is that dangerous, why are they waiting until July?
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Post by: hollins on February 22, 2014, 02:07:35 PM
An Asda rainbow the other day!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: ormegolf on February 24, 2014, 07:10:58 PM
   Going back to the Foryd bridge, I have either misled any readers or the story in the papers was incorrect. I cannot check because I am not sure in which paper I read it.
  However, it now turns out that the bridge will not be completely shut at all.it will have one way traffic control  from end July to December and be completely closed for a very short period after the summer holidays are over. 
  This is of course very different. One way only traffic restrictions are virtually permanent on this already. Mike
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Post by: ormegolf on February 27, 2014, 11:12:38 PM
      Driving from Penrhyn Bay to Colwyn Bay along the prom I spotted a police vehicle parked reasonably visible on my right hand side. It was parked at right angle to the road. It was a vehicle similar to the speed camera vehicle they use. This was just after the golf club.

   Around about a quarter mile further on, a further police van, again on the right and parked semi visible and again at right angles to the road. Identical vehicle to the first one.

   It crossed my mind, are they doing an "average speed" check, similar to the ones often used on speed restricted stretches of the motorways.   I assume thats possible with todays technology.
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Post by: Ian on February 28, 2014, 07:20:30 AM
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It crossed my mind, are they doing an "average speed" check, similar to the ones often used on speed restricted stretches of the motorways.   I assume thats possible with todays technology.

It's certainly possible and as long ago as 2007 (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/7048645.stm) they were spreading rapidly, so it's more than likely they were being tested.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Yorkie on February 28, 2014, 07:51:02 AM
Lot easier and more accurate that a couple of bobbies, one with a stop watch, timing a vehicle over a hundred yards or so, as it was in my Met days! 
 ^*^0
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: hollins on February 28, 2014, 03:59:44 PM
Anyone feeling hungry? Swiss rosti with bacon and cheese. Yummy!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: ormegolf on March 06, 2014, 07:47:28 PM
   Hollins that looks really lovely. However, to yet another spat I have had. The opinions of the legal minded members of the forum would be appreciated.

   Early evening in Morrisons today. I am looking at the wines, and I spot one bottle (nederburg sauvignon blanc in case anyone is interested. I'm drinking it now, hence the keyboard mistakes). Priced on the shelf at Three pounds, 98 pence. That sounds cheap, and sometimes cheap wine can be very enjoyable. I'll gee it a try.

   Get to the self-service till and to my horror it comes up at Eight pounds, 99 pence. Oh dear, I must have misread the ticket, confused an 8 for a 3. So I have to the lady staff member "Is it too late to change my mind on this. Its too much money." No, she says. I'll knock it off and you pay for your other items and I will take the bottle back.

  So I said, (being a kind old gentleman) I'll take it back for you. O.K. she says.

  So off I go, put the bottle back where I got it from and looked at the price ticket closely. Three pounds, 98 for sure. So back to the checkout. Same lady. I said this bottle is definitely priced at three pounds, 98p.  Oh, she says, I will go and have a look.

   Comes back 2 or 3 mins later and gives me obvious blags, mumbles about some badge on the bottle and might have been on a special offer at one time. I said "No. Its there on the shelf now. threeninetyeight." Show me, says the lady.

   So off the two of us went and I showed her. Back to the till, I scan it, it comes up 8-99, she alters down to 3-98, and we are all happy.

   BUT---BUT  I then said "Can I go back and get a few more of these bottles" thinking I might have a bargain of a lifetime.  No, she says. Why not? I said and added that the trading standards people wouldn't be very happy about this. Her reply, "See the supervisor over there."

  I went to this lady, explained, and her response was to point at her watch and say "Its quarter to seven. We close at seven."  Me: Well, I'll run then. Superviser: No, you cannot have more bottles, its just a mistake on our computers.

   So, what do you all think?  I remember from fifty years ago studying very basic law when I was in a Bank. I remember dimly about offer and acceptance to make a contract, and that shelf and window stickers are an invitation to make an offer, the customer offers to buy and the seller, Morrisons, accepts.Thats the contract. But since then Trading Standards have come on the scene to a far greater extent. I still think they would be unhappy, but should I just have grabbed half a dozen bottles, given the 25 quid and staggered out?
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Post by: Yorkie on March 06, 2014, 08:11:53 PM
The "offer to treat" is correct.  No contract exists until both parties have reached an agreement on the details.

It is accepted that mistakes in labelling can, and does, occur.  Once this has been established then everyone is aware and a new contract has to be negotiated.

If you feel that this was a deliberate ploy to cheat customers then report it to Trading Standards.
 ££$

Had you gone to an attended till you may not have noticed the error as it would be mixed up with other shopping, and you would have been a bit lighter in your wallet.  Had this in Tesco's a few times!   :D
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Post by: hollins on March 07, 2014, 04:06:32 PM
Hello Spring!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: ormegolf on March 07, 2014, 08:04:08 PM
  Thanks Yorkie thats just what I thought. Quite likely I would have just gulped a bit and put the check bill in my pocket never to be checked.

  No, I doubt very much if Morrisons were doing anything deliberately. They wouldn't have made the slightest difference to their balance sheet --- there were only about five or six bottle on the shelf and not in a prominent spot.

   Thats why I rather like scanning items myself.   Mike
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: hollins on March 12, 2014, 06:04:01 PM
I only noticed today that Trojan has his very own Hollywood walk of fame along the promenade!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Yorkie on March 13, 2014, 08:37:09 AM
For horse lovers everywhere - get your pony a hand made Equine Onesie!
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 13, 2014, 08:43:12 AM
 _))* very good! These onesie things look ridiculous, I've no idea why anyone would want to wear one?  :laugh:
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Post by: Yorkie on March 13, 2014, 02:07:50 PM
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_))* very good! These onesie things look ridiculous, I've no idea why anyone would want to wear one?  :laugh:

I can vouch for the fact that they are very comfortable for lounging about the house in the evenings.  I look great in my Superman one!   Can't find the secret to flying yet though!    :D
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Post by: Pendragon on March 14, 2014, 12:05:30 PM
I thought a onesie would be a good idea in the winter months which they are except for when you want to go to the freezing bathroom for the toilet............
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Post by: Yorkie on March 14, 2014, 12:47:14 PM
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I thought a onesie would be a good idea in the winter months which they are except for when you want to go to the freezing bathroom for the toilet............

Bit easier for us blokes!    :D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: ormegolf on March 21, 2014, 07:53:01 PM
  Lots of motoring fans of a certain age visit the 3 towns coffee centre.   So ---

  Many years ago if a motorist joined the AA or RAC they got a nice metal badge to stick on the front of their car. The AA and RAC universally drove around on sidecar motorbikes.

   If you passed one of them either driving the opposite direction or parked at the side of the road and they paid no attention to you, what were you supposed to do straight away?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Gwynant on March 21, 2014, 08:25:48 PM
            Report them to their employers immediately because they were supposed to salute any car carrying the appropiate badge on their vehicle approaching them on the opposite side of the road. That is showing my age!
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 21, 2014, 10:53:25 PM
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  Lots of motoring fans of a certain age visit the 3 towns coffee centre.   So ---

  Many years ago if a motorist joined the AA or RAC they got a nice metal badge to stick on the front of their car. The AA and RAC universally drove around on sidecar motorbikes.

   If you passed one of them either driving the opposite direction or parked at the side of the road and they paid no attention to you, what were you supposed to do straight away?

Slow down, speed trap ahead! Stop and ask them why they did'nt salute?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Yorkie on March 23, 2014, 08:27:16 AM
Just for Wrex, to show to the Councils!   This is what a real beach should look like.
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Post by: hollins on March 23, 2014, 02:25:02 PM
This one is more my style!
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Post by: Fester on March 24, 2014, 05:55:44 PM
Hollins, you are WAY too classy for this Forum.

Yorkie, you are too classy for me.....
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Post by: Yorkie on March 24, 2014, 06:52:48 PM
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This one is more my style!

I know which I prefer, but then I'm a gregarious individual and couldn't stand the solitude, or the camels!  :D
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 24, 2014, 07:23:37 PM
Do they give you the hump Yorkie?  :laugh:
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Post by: Yorkie on March 24, 2014, 08:21:16 PM
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Do they give you the hump Yorkie?  :laugh:

Only the Bacterian, the rest give me two humps!   _))*
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Post by: SDQ on March 25, 2014, 01:25:31 AM
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Do they give you the hump Yorkie?  :laugh:

Only the Bacterian, the rest give me two humps!   _))*


I think you mean Dromedary, the Bactrian IS the two humped camel.
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Post by: DaveR on March 25, 2014, 09:02:25 AM
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I think you mean Dromedary, the Bactrian IS the two humped camel.
;)
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Post by: Yorkie on March 25, 2014, 09:37:57 AM
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Do they give you the hump Yorkie?  :laugh:

Only the Bacterian, the rest give me two humps!   _))*


I think you mean Dromedary, the Bactrian IS the two humped camel.

Is it not wonderful how quickly Members give aide to others and assist in their Education and well being?    _))*
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Post by: hollins on March 25, 2014, 01:26:27 PM
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Hollins, you are WAY too classy for this Forum.



Oh no, I hope I am not going to get banned especially as I am on a budget trip this time.  ;D
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Post by: Fester on March 25, 2014, 11:28:36 PM
Don't worry Hollins, I have organised a WHIP-round for you.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: ormegolf on March 28, 2014, 09:14:31 PM
   Apologies to you all. bout a week ago I put a post on the coffee centre and then forgot all about it (I did have an excuse, I was involved in some extraordinary work which made me forget EVERYTHING).
 But back to the AA man who ignores you. The correct answer was to stop immediately because there is something seriously wrong with your car, tyre about to burst or something.
   The salute the aa man normally gives you means all is well with the world---carry on driving in the virtually traffic free world
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 29, 2014, 07:18:00 AM
In 1908 the organisation published its first AA Members' Special Handbook containing a list of nationwide agents and mechanics with a free legal service the following year.[1]
AA patrols on bicycles warned motorists of police speed traps ahead. In 1910 in a legal test case ('Betts -v- Stevens') involving an AA patrolman and a potentially speeding motorist, the Chief Justice, Lord Alverston, ruled that where a patrolman signals to a speeding driver to slow down and thereby avoid a speed-trap, then that person would have committed the offence of 'obstructing an officer in the course of his duty' under the Prevention of Crimes Amendment Act 1885.[4][5] Subsequently the organisation developed a coded warning system, which was used until the 1960s, whereby a patrolman would always salute the driver of a passing car which showed a visible AA Badge unless there was a speed trap nearby, on the understanding that their officers could not be prosecuted for failing to salute.[6] The AA Handbook included the following message many times: "It cannot be too strongly emphasised that when a patrol fails to salute, the member should stop and ask the reason why, as it is certain that the patrol has something of importance to communicate."[2]


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Automobile_Association (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Automobile_Association)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Ian on March 29, 2014, 07:41:34 AM
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The correct answer was to stop immediately because there is something seriously wrong with your car, tyre about to burst or something.

I must admit, Mike, I did find your answer rather perplexing. It conjured up this image of a bloke with flames shooting out of his exhaust, dense black smoke billowing behind with scraps of tyre detaching as he approached this bend on the corner of a very high precipice and the only response of the observant AA man was to studiously check his fingernails  L0L L0L L0L

I was also envisaging the number of drivers screeching to a halt each time they saw an AA chappie who had merely gone to answer the call of nature and was still making himself presentable. 
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Ian on March 30, 2014, 08:49:18 AM
Happy Mother's Day to all mums in the forum and elsewhere!
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Post by: hollins on March 31, 2014, 03:53:47 PM
I was cursing my way around M&S in Llandudno on Friday because of the inflated prices of the items of Mother's Day interest. I often like to buy the spring bouquet which is normally £6 in M&S and £3 in Asda. Asda didn't have any and on Friday the M&S ones were £10!
So I get to the queue dejected without my flowers. What is it about the M&S queue in M&S? I think it must make me invisible. On this occasion I was behind two ladies shopping together. They decided to queue separately in two queues but when one was moving faster than the other one said to the other, "I'll go before you then" to her friend. This meant I was then behind them both, aaargh!
Anyway all was well when I arrived eventually at the till point because there were these gorgeous Autograph parrot tulips for £5.
Rant over.
 :rage:
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Post by: Fester on March 31, 2014, 08:03:20 PM
Hollins, I believe you will need to become more assertive when faced with a queuing situation,

A simple, 'excuse me, I think you will find that that THIS is a separate queue' might suffice.

I prefer the more direct, 'Oi, out of it Mrs,... you are out of order'

Seriously though, there are so many ignorant and inconsiderate folk around these days.

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Post by: Blongb on April 04, 2014, 09:55:37 PM
Fantastic News Folks.

 I want you all to share in my good fortune. I received a very sad 2nd class letter through Royal Mail today telling me a distant relative with almost the same name as mine had died after being caught up in the Fukushima Tsunami.

So sad poor old Ryan dead and gone before I even had a chance to meet him.

However the good news is his estate has almost $30 Million in it and is currently sitting unclaimed in the China Everbright Bank in Hong Kong. As he just happened to die intestate a very nice man called Giichiro Harada has offered to split the money 50 – 50 with me.

Just in case any of your unknown relatives were caught up in the same disaster I’ll give you Mr Harada’s details  Tel +81-5031366194  Fax +81-368002896  Email ggiichiroharadaa@aol.jp
I cant supply an address as the letter was not headed and he didn't provide any further details.
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Post by: Yorkie on April 05, 2014, 06:43:17 AM
Personally, I would demand a better split of the cash and ask for two thirds rather than a measly 50%. The money just doesn't go anywhere these days.   :D
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Post by: Bri Roberts on April 05, 2014, 07:52:52 AM
Emirates will fly you there from Manchester.

Why not go yourself and cut out the middle man?
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Post by: Yorkie on April 05, 2014, 11:09:35 AM
I have just sent the following email.
I wonder if I will receive a reply?

Hi Mr Harada

I understand you have a need for assistance in dealing with an amount of approximately $30,000,000.  I am quite willing to assist and would ask you to contact me to discuss the matter.

Mr Yorkie
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on April 05, 2014, 05:26:02 PM
I expect you will get many replies!
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Post by: Ian on April 06, 2014, 09:15:45 AM
Anyone thinking of replacing their computer should seriously consider a Mac. Not only do they consistently come out at the top of every Which? report (and have done for years) but the build quality is excellent, they supply a huge pile of outstandingly useful programs with each mac and they are the only consumer electronics giant to post on their website the Sale of Goods Acts rights in the UK.

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Post by: Yorkie on April 06, 2014, 09:43:29 AM
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I expect you will get many replies!

Here is the reply I have received from Mr Harada.  I am perplexed, it all sounds Sooooooo genuine!  I need advice, what SHALL I do?   :D :D :D :P $good$ ;D ;) ZXZ Z** _))* _))* L0L L0L


My Dear Yorkie,

How are you today? I hope you are fine.

Thank you for your response and I am indeed happy you have received my letter as I have been waiting for this reply and good to hear from you.I get your address in the course of searching for a known relative through our search agent here in Japan,rather  your last name has made it possible for us to come together and carry out this pending business transaction while we anticipate on sharing some decent money.I will state the very crucial issues here so you can understand clearly what we are going to do to make this transaction a successful one.

These details are for you to understand this intended project. In everything one does with another, there must be a meeting of minds. Without us both seeing and assessing the situation through the same lenses there cannot and will never be success or progress. So as we say here “thoroughness is what is needed here".

I need you to follow and adhere to my every instruction and do exactly as I will advise for success to be gained. You must let me direct this project for us to achieve step by step the anticipated procedures to ensure the success, this is non-negotiable my friend as we go into partnership. It is when there is no leadership and no meeting of minds that there are problems in partnership like this.

Everything is going to be done in sequence. I will imagine that the whole process should take about two to three weeks before the money will be released and transferred to any designated Bank account of yours. At this stage I have exclusive access to the files of late Ryan.

I will be instructing a solicitor here to prepare all the relevant documents relating to this matter in your name. This will then be put in my file and presented to my bank (Shonai Bank, Japan). It will then be assessed, Approved and then authorization given to China Everbright Bank, Hong Kong to make payment to you. Please this is very important and your total commitment is what is desired. I will be speaking to you only and when necessary as this is a precaution. Most communication will be done via email.

China Everbright Bank, Hong Kong will be contacting you to inform you that money has been left behind for you. You are not contacting the bank or anybody so you are doing absolutely nothing wrong or taking any risk. The only person who could have disputed this is long gone. You must understand why there must be SERIOUS CONFIDENTIALITY about this whole process. China Everbright Bank is a specialist bank, which deals with high net worth individuals and giant corporations. I have my contact there to make sure that nothing goes wrong. As soon as My Bank (Shonai Bank,Japan) has gone through all formalities with your file, we will instruct China Everbright Bank to make payments to you.

You shall be required to reconfirm to me some important details of yours for the documentation process which has to contain your correct and exact details. As soon as I have made the necessary amendments, you will become the legal beneficiary. China Everbright bank, Hong Kong will be getting intouch with you.
 
I want you to reconfirm your address as at 2009/2010.This information is needed to ensure that the documentation corresponds with the period of transaction.
 
Please provide the following information:

1.Your Full Names(Already have it but please reconfirm).
2.Your Address IN FULL(Where you reside as at 2009/2010,so it correspond with the paper work to be done).
3.Telephone Numbers: (Home/Office and Mobile).
4.Fax Number (If Any).
5.Company Name(If Any).
6.Occupation:
7.Any form of ID. (Scan copy of Int.Passport or Driver’s License. 

My friend please let us be positive and show discretion as we both make one of the most fruitful steps of our lives. My spoken English is not too good, however I believe you will understand me when we speak. I will be putting great trust in you and you as well in me, and as long as we work closely together success is definitely ours. Thank you for your positive response.
 
I wait your response.
 
Best Regards
 
Giichiro  Harada

Of course, I will reply, but only after I have left him to sweat for a good while.  Maybe send him a few teasers in the meantime.    :D


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Post by: Ian on April 06, 2014, 10:17:51 AM
Hmmm.  Classier than the usual Nigerian scam, anyway. It looks at this stage as though they're more after your identity, whereas the Nigerian scam asked for money upfront.  One note of caution: I'm sure you're using a disposable email address, but it might be worth (if you haven't already) employing a VPN.
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Post by: Blongb on April 06, 2014, 11:25:21 AM
It still has a very West African feel about it to me, but it should still make very entertaining reading none the less. $hands$
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Post by: Yorkie on April 06, 2014, 02:05:48 PM
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Hmmm.  Classier than the usual Nigerian scam, anyway. It looks at this stage as though they're more after your identity, whereas the Nigerian scam asked for money upfront.  One note of caution: I'm sure you're using a disposable email address, but it might be worth (if you haven't already) employing a VPN.

I'm ahead of you Ian!  I'm not so daft as I'm cabbage looking!   :D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Ian on April 06, 2014, 02:13:49 PM
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I'm ahead of you Ian!  I'm not so daft as I'm cabbage looking!

Thought you might be :-))     Z**
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Fester on April 06, 2014, 09:33:18 PM
Well, I'm ahead of you all!   Because I have nipped in and sent my passport (in an envelope), and given that kind Mr Harada my bank details........... if you suckers don't want that £30 million, I do!

You snooze, you lose!  $good$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: ormegolf on April 06, 2014, 10:21:15 PM
  All that cash isn't going to do you again good. Look at all the nasty after effects you were suffering last night---and that was only after spending a few quid on the odd pint or three.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Yorkie on April 07, 2014, 07:19:39 AM
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Well, I'm ahead of you all!   Because I have nipped in and sent my passport (in an envelope), and given that kind Mr Harada my bank details........... if you suckers don't want that £30 million, I do!

You snooze, you lose!  $good$

I got another mail.

Dear Mr Yorkie

It would seem that there are people around you who will try to rob you of that to which we have agreed you shall receive.  I have received an urgent letter enclosing a Passport of a quite ugly person, devoid of thatching to his roof, and dressed rather miserably in a Motorhead tee shirt.  I shall, of course teach him a lesson by passing his details on to all my friends, that they may use it for their own gain.

Sincerely Mr Harada
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Post by: Bri Roberts on April 07, 2014, 08:01:35 AM
Brilliant, Yorkie.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on April 07, 2014, 08:57:33 AM
 _))*  :laugh: very good!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Yorkie on April 07, 2014, 02:18:21 PM
Right.  Let's see if he wants to continue with someone who is rather poorly off?   :D

Dear Mr Harada

I thank you for your reply regarding my interest in joining you to secure the funds you have mentioned.   I am a little naive about money matters as I have had to work hard all of my life in rather menial jobs with little pay.   I have never been able to afford the nice things in life as others have, and do not even own a house or car.   I have to live from one week to the next keeping my family as best I am able.

As you may imagine the prospect of having a large amount of money in the near future has come as a big surprise.  At first I was shocked, but gradually I have got used to the idea and am now looking forward to being rich and able to give my family almost anything they desire.  I must thank you so much!

Not being a man of means I only have one bank account in which I keep the small amount of saving I have managed to put aside over the years.  I am thinking it would be better to open another account to deal with our business so that nothing will appear suspicious.   I think you will find that I am able to keep the confidentiality you expect and deal with all matters in an efficient manner.   I will send all details once I have made arrangements for the new Bank account.

Although you may continue referring to me as Yorkie, this is only a nick-name used by my friends.

Kindest regards

Yorkie
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Fester on April 07, 2014, 05:59:30 PM
You have WAY too much time on your hands....
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Post by: Yorkie on April 07, 2014, 06:39:43 PM
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You have WAY too much time on your hands....

And I just love to use it in a constructive manner!    ^*^0
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Post by: Yorkie on April 08, 2014, 09:36:40 AM
A very swift reply this time but despite the friendly tone, still seeking the main information.  Can't seem to get it quick enough.   :D   Manages to suggest  that he is from similar background, poor and hard done by.   ZXZ

My Dear Friend Yorkies,

How are you today? I hope you are fine and the family is doing fine.

I am happy to have someone like you as a friend and partner while we try to give our families good life.I have gone through your mail and I will say it’s not different from mine as well, I have worked all my life in the banking sector here in Asia with little to show for it. I have worked in Singapore in the 80s,we moved back to Japan and I have since been working with the shonai Bank but really nothing to show.I am not a wealthy man,I am just working and making enough to take care of my family, Aged parents ,Uncles and Aunts.This is the reason why I had to grab the bull by the horn when the opportunity arise such as what we are about to start.

I have read your mail and I am really impressed with the level of confidentiality you have displayed and I am ready to work with you to make this a success, so we can finally provide and give our families the best life.

While you are doing the account opening, I will advise that you send me the following details so that I can commence with the preliminary stage while you get the new Bank account details.

Please reconfirm the details once again;

1.Address In Full: ( Where you reside in 2009/2010)
2.Direct Telephone Numbers you could be reached at all time.
3.Scan copy of ID: ( Int.Passport or  Drivers License).
4.Your Proffession:
 
Waiting to here from you soon.

Best Regards from your friend and Partner
Harada
 
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Post by: Blongb on April 08, 2014, 04:50:00 PM
For all that Mr Harada has worked all over, he hasn't managed to discover a spellchecker on his Email program: i.e. 4. Your Proffession
They never did teach spelling very well in Lagos
Love the way this is proceeding Yorkie
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Yorkie on April 08, 2014, 08:03:12 PM
All the mail headers seem to indicate that his mail actually originated in Japan, which comes as a bit of surprise for this type of scam.  I know that mails can be doctored, but as both mails have the similar origins, but slightly different routes (which one would expect), the origin could be genuine!  The writing also tends to indicate that they have come from someone with a half decent education.

No wonder some people are taken in by them!   ZXZ
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Fester on April 09, 2014, 12:24:54 AM
I did think that Harada sounded like a Japanese name.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: hollins on April 09, 2014, 10:13:00 AM
There is one thing above all that I love about being retired and that is to be able to have a non rushed breakfast with loads of coffee. Sorry to all those who are still working out there but you have something to look forward to.
I think back now with horror of my one hour plus drive to work trying to quickly swallow down a piece of toast.
Anyway this was today's offering, french toast with berries and maple syrup!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Ian on April 09, 2014, 10:59:56 AM
Don't know if you're aware of this, but for the first time in history more than half the UK population is over 40...


$bounce$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Nemesis on April 09, 2014, 03:12:42 PM
Hate to admit this---- but I had a lovely bacon sandwich !! :roll:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Yorkie on April 09, 2014, 06:18:05 PM
I had the last knockings of three cereal packets, a splash of five day old milk, a crushed sweetener saved from my last coffee at 101, and all washed down with the third use of a Tetley tea bag!  Wow that was some breakfast!   :D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: ormegolf on April 09, 2014, 07:23:04 PM
   Thanks Hollins for letting me know I have something to look forward to. Says he as he grabs a bit of toast in Mollys Cafe before going up the hill.   Mike   (aged ???? rather not say)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Fester on April 09, 2014, 11:56:33 PM
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Hate to admit this---- but I had a lovely bacon sandwich !! :roll:

For breakfast, I had to eat the pizza that I found stuck to my chest when I woke up this morning, (in my chair), a pizza I don't remember buying.

Is it obvious that Mrs Fester is working away at the moment?  :laugh:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Merddin Emrys on April 10, 2014, 08:07:16 AM
 L0L what an image that has put in my mind!  :laugh:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Yorkie on April 11, 2014, 08:48:53 AM
The last (maybe) communication.   :D

Dear Mr Harada

It seems that I have got myself into a bit of a problem.   I visited the Bank but they wanted all sorts of information from me, something to do with money laundering, and I was unable to get an account.   I felt that I was in some sort of trouble and went to see my Lawyer for some help and advice.

As you know Lawyers have to keep everything confidential between themselves and their client, so I did not see any harm in telling him all about the money and the China Everbright Bank.  He said that he did not think it was true and that I was just the recipient of a scam email.   He was able to quote other examples of similar offers people had received from overseas.

Accordingly I shall not be continuing with my interest.  If your offer is in fact genuine, and I shall lose my opportunity, so be it.  I have always been poor, but I have been happy.   I will remain as such.

As an alternative, if your offer is genuine, you could send an advance payment of (say) Five Thousand Pounds direct to my Lawyer, who can hold the amount on my behalf until the main transaction is completed.

Yorkie
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Post by: Fester on April 13, 2014, 12:04:33 AM
That made me chuckle....  :laugh:

Mr Harada will have to tout his kind offer elsewhere.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on April 13, 2014, 06:29:50 AM
Yorkie, great stuff! this may interest you, you can pay me and I'll send it on!  ;D
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Post by: Ian on April 13, 2014, 07:35:18 AM
Nice...
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Post by: Yorkie on April 13, 2014, 09:19:48 AM
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That made me chuckle....  :laugh:

Mr Harada will have to tout his kind offer elsewhere.

I did think of writing back in Japanese, but wondered if Nigerians would understand it!    :D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: hollins on April 15, 2014, 06:32:32 PM
I thought of DaveR when I saw this!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: DaveR on April 15, 2014, 08:32:33 PM
*bows*

They have much work to do to eradicate Nescafe from the world...  :laugh:  :laugh:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Pendragon on April 17, 2014, 08:57:11 PM
I had a lovely surprise the other day........
The Legion is closed on a Monday daytime but I needed to pick up my iron which the committee had been using for the new curtains.  As I turned the corner I was faced with 40 soaking wet 6yr old little school children, one of the teachers approached me and said "we realise your closed but is there any chance the kids can eat their packed lunches in your hall?"  :o  "y'see we thought they could use the castle but there's no facilities"   Now as you know I just love kids.....pffft  :roll:
What was I supposed to say?  I had loads to do but they said they'd only be there an hour, I didn't have the heart to say no........well I did but people would call me names hehe.  I think the worst of it was Dorinda had just finished cleaning and gone to the shop so I knew she wasn't going to be happy. 
Nodding towards the kids I asked "how many there was?" "90" she replied "we were hoping to stagger them"  :'(  All the kids piled into the concert room as Dorinda returned.  I explained to her what was going on and half laughing half crying she said "an hour and a half I've been cleaning that room" as another 50 kids came through the doors.  If you closed your eyes you'd think you were in a turkey farm.
An hour later all 90 kids and 17 teachers left the building smiling and full of thanks.  An hour after hoovering grapes, rice, crisps and bits of biscuits off the floor so did Dorinda and I.
A week later a teacher arrived with hand made cards from the kids and a potted plant each.........How nice is that, we were quite touched.


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Post by: hollins on April 17, 2014, 10:09:21 PM
Lovely story.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Ian on April 18, 2014, 08:06:31 AM
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If you closed your eyes you'd think you were in a turkey farm.

Very nice, Pen :-))
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Fester on April 19, 2014, 12:22:55 AM
Underneath that tough, scary exterior...... Angie, you have a tough, scary interior!    :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: ormegolf on April 19, 2014, 10:03:18 PM
 This is a conceited post. However I just cannot keep this to myself.
 This is a Facebook post under the subject "Crosville buses"  It is written in bus drivers language by a writer completely unknown to me by name at least. It was only by chance that I happened to read it.
"Towyn Travel was operated methinks by the one and only Mike Owen, did dups for NX L/P n M/Cs mainly summer time circa late 80's. One could not possibly do anything but like Mike's way of overcoming difficulties merrily. Good on you Mike"
   I reckon I am going to use the phrase "overcoming difficulties merrily" as an advertising slogan
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Ian on April 20, 2014, 08:03:30 AM
Sounds about right, too :-))))

 :) :)
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Post by: hollins on April 20, 2014, 08:52:20 AM
Great description Mike.
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Post by: hollins on April 20, 2014, 08:53:30 AM
Happy Easter everyone!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Hugo on April 20, 2014, 11:37:42 AM
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One could not possibly do anything but like Mike's way of overcoming difficulties merrily. Good on you Mike"
   I reckon I am going to use the phrase "overcoming difficulties merrily" as an advertising slogan

I'll drink to that Mike.       Z**       and good luck for the coming season.     :golf:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: ormegolf on April 30, 2014, 09:34:51 PM
 Had a few golfers around today, one couple in particular took a long time in grasping their way around the course.
  Around fifteen minutes later I was up one of the banks and I heard a shrill whistle and a shout from a distance "Where's the first hole?"  I thought, I don't believe this , looked around everywhere, no sign of anyone but the shout comes again --- -and lots of shrill whistles.
  I looked everywhere but then --- hold on --- a distant figure struggling down the opposite bank about 400 yards away accross the valley.  FESTER.  From his spacious garden
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Post by: Fester on April 30, 2014, 09:48:20 PM
Sorry Mike... not me,   Not been in the garden today.

I wonder if it might have been Harry, our neighbour and gardener... he was up there strimming at around 3pm today?

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: ormegolf on May 01, 2014, 11:04:13 PM
 Oh I'm so sorry Fester I think you are probably right. I know Harry and he has a red jersey similar to this person was wearing, Please accept my apologies. I did wonder how a quiet person like yourself could have such a strong shout
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: TheMedz on May 02, 2014, 05:21:48 PM
 And have acquired a Brummie accent :)
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Post by: Fester on May 02, 2014, 11:12:10 PM
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And have acquired a Brummie accent :)

Indeed Medz, not to mention.... some hair!   :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: ormegolf on May 10, 2014, 09:15:32 PM
    I am glad to be able to say that today I found out that the Dept of Transport is capable of accepting change and improvements.

   For the first time in many a year I saw a new road warning sign. I doubt if it is in the Highway code but Yorkie no doubt knows if it is.

   The sign, I may not have got the words correct but I've certainly got the idea.  "Blind Hump Ahead."

   This is an excellent idea to promote a bit of road safety. Its on a bit of road I know like the back of my hand and I've had many, many near misses there. Just before the top of Bodnant hill travelling towards Glan Conwy.

   Not before time.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Yorkie on May 10, 2014, 09:37:57 PM
There is a similar sign, "blind hump ahead" on a road just outside Cockermouth.  As far as I know it is just a warning sign and probably not in the Highway Code.   :golf:

Bit like shouting, "Fore!" When you're teeing off.   :D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: DaveR on May 11, 2014, 10:34:24 PM
I saw a fairly unusual sign by Wrexham few weeks back, it gave a warning of 'Adverse Camber'.

http://www.mikewaite.co.uk/articles/adverse-camber/ (http://www.mikewaite.co.uk/articles/adverse-camber/)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: ormegolf on May 11, 2014, 10:43:53 PM
   There are certain places where there is a sign with no words, just a picture of the back of a lorry superimposed on it with another of the same lorry leaning to the right.   This means adverse camber or in plain English "Go too fast and your lorry will tip over."

   One place I definitely have seen it is at the start of the A50 leading from the Potteries towards Derby.  And sure enough I personally know of at least four times a lorry has gone over.   

    You might wonder why they don't think the road layout might be altered
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Merddin Emrys on May 20, 2014, 08:01:05 AM
Interesting!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Ian on May 20, 2014, 12:51:19 PM
April 1st has gone, you know, ME :-))))
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Merddin Emrys on May 20, 2014, 02:32:49 PM
 ;D I know, but it made me chuckle!  :laugh:
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Ian on May 20, 2014, 05:19:28 PM
 ££$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: snowcap on May 20, 2014, 10:16:30 PM
i presume that Kent Walton is not the one who used to comment on the wrestling in the sixties
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Post by: Fester on May 20, 2014, 10:59:57 PM
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i presume that Kent Walton is not the one who used to comment on the wrestling in the sixties

''Goodbye for now Wrestling fans..... and have a good week, til next week''   
 Kent Walton was still commenting on the Wrestling until about 1980, a very great man indeed!

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Merddin Emrys on June 15, 2014, 12:59:46 PM
Great idea!
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Post by: hollins on July 05, 2014, 12:58:55 PM
Sky, seagulls and sweet peas but sadly no sea view!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: hollins on July 27, 2014, 10:06:59 PM
Nice rainbow a bit earlier tonight.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Yorkie on August 02, 2014, 05:16:20 PM
Just received the Betterware Catalogue through the door so decided to have a browse through it.  I must confess I have never seen so many items of housewares that I knew I wanted but have never plucked up the courage to buy!   I am positive that I could make use of every item Betterware are offering, but on reflection have decided that a hole in the head would be more useful, and a lot less expensive!
 _))*
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: craigollerton on August 02, 2014, 05:26:08 PM
Most the stuff in that catalogue can be found on eBay several pounds cheaper.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: ormegolf on September 05, 2014, 09:36:33 PM
   I hope I am becoming boring about my golf course and Trip Advisor. BUT I must write ---- its now up to third out of around 55 attractions in Llandudno attractions. Managed to pass the tram. Only the Great Orme itself and the prom left.
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Post by: Yorkie on September 06, 2014, 07:07:27 AM
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   I hope I am becoming boring about my golf course and Trip Advisor. BUT I must write ---- its now up to third out of around 55 attractions in Llandudno attractions. Managed to pass the tram. Only the Great Orme itself and the prom left.

It's not the Golf Course, Mike, it's you that is the attraction!  Madam Tuesauds (sp) will be modelling you in wax next!
 :D
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Nemesis on September 06, 2014, 11:05:58 AM
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Just received the Betterware Catalogue through the door so decided to have a browse through it.  I must confess I have never seen so many items of housewares that I knew I wanted but have never plucked up the courage to buy!   I am positive that I could make use of every item Betterware are offering, but on reflection have decided that a hole in the head would be more useful, and a lot less expensive!
 _))*

Had both Betterware and Avon in the last year, but the reps don't seem to carry on what they have begun. 1 catalogue, 1 order and they are nowhere to be seen.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: ormegolf on September 25, 2014, 11:32:09 PM
  Just a casual observation over the coffee. Why is it that when you mention the "Alice" theme park style attractions, you know, the virtual tour, the map, etc etc and ask --- well what is happening?  A sudden deathly hush falls on the assembled local people who usually know everything that is going on? Am I missing out on something that everyone else knows and I Don't?
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Nemesis on September 29, 2014, 10:32:31 AM
According to them the app has failed-- Facebook says 'Coming Soon,'

As someone has said --How many more times?

Just type  Alice in Wonderland into Facebook and you can read the promises and comments for yourself.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Yorkie on October 11, 2014, 05:27:50 PM
They seem to be able to conjure up food out of almost anything these days!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: SteveH on October 20, 2014, 08:00:28 PM
Should be some fireworks at least..... ££$

Britain’s Got Talent is heading to Bangor for the first time. The auditions will be held at The Greek Tavern on Wednesday, November 5.The show is open to any performer of any age, from any background, with any talent. All they need is a skill and star quality which they think will impress.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Nemesis on October 21, 2014, 08:36:28 AM
I seem to remember one of the local buskers entered some such thing last year ( or possibly the year before) and was busy telling everyone.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Dave on January 03, 2015, 10:32:50 AM
Driving home in Llandudno at 1.00am this morning I was routinely stopped and breathalysed. I don't have a problem with that, good to know that you are being protected from drunk drivers.
Happy New Year everyone !
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Post by: Fester on January 03, 2015, 06:46:41 PM
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Driving home in Llandudno at 1.00am this morning I was routinely stopped and breathalysed. I don't have a problem with that, good to know that you are being protected from drunk drivers.
Happy New Year everyone !

What was the result?   ZXZ ZXZ
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Post by: Dave on January 04, 2015, 10:32:03 PM
 D) D) D) I don't drink and drive ! ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: DaveR on January 05, 2015, 01:11:02 PM
Llandudno Lifeboat reports on the 31st December...

"We were paged at 0234 this morning to reports of a male in the water on the North Shore. On our arrival the Ambulance Crew were bringing the Male up the beach towards the ambulance.

After becoming a little aggressive with the ambulance crew he then went back down the beach towards the sea and Police assistance was requested. Llandudno Lifeboat Crew Launched in case he decided to walk into the sea while a team member kitted up in our Water rescue gear ready to commence a snatch rescue if he were to walk in.

The Ambulance crew once again managed to persuade him to come back up the beach where he was met by the police and subsequently arrested.

We returned to station by 0330"


 :-X
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Fester on January 05, 2015, 10:55:25 PM
We have other threads, more appropriate perhaps......   'Outrageous Behaviour'    'Scum?'
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: DaveR on January 07, 2015, 08:43:13 AM
Good to see another major event coming to Llandudno this Summer:
http://www.jazzjournal.co.uk/jazz-latest-news/837/first-ever-llandudno-jazz-festival (http://www.jazzjournal.co.uk/jazz-latest-news/837/first-ever-llandudno-jazz-festival)

The inaugural jazz festival at the Welsh seaside town in July boasts headliners Darius Brubeck, Anita Wardell and Clark Tracey

The first annual Llandudno Jazz Festival arrives at the coastal town in July, hoping to follow in the footsteps of its parent festival, Titley (which won’t be running in 2015). Taking place on the same weekend Titley usually occupies, 24 to 26 July 2015, the festival will be held in Bodafon Fields overlooking Llandudno Bay.

Darius Brubeck, Anita Wardell, Don Weller, Alan Barnes, Clark Tracey (pictured), Art Themen and many more are booked to attend, with performances taking place either at the marquee at Bodafon Fields or Tiffany Café and Bar in Llandudno town centre.

The Darius Brubeck Quartet get proceedings started on Friday 24 July at 1pm, followed by the Peter King Quartet, Jim Mullen Trio, The Jazz Worriers, and the Clark Tracey Quintet with the Barnes/Adams Quintet closing the first day at 10pm.

Saturday begins with a tribute to Cannonball Adderley by Chris Gumbley at 12pm, followed by Shades of Shearing, Art Themen, the Don Weller Quartet, Top Brass and the Festival Octet.

Sunday’s festivities open with the David Newton Trio’s ‘Music From The Movies’ at 12pm, followed by Neil Yates, Denys Baptiste, Mark Nightingale, and Anita Wardell, with the Festival Big Band featuring Clark Tracey closing the weekend at 10pm.

Camping will be available for caravans, campervans and tents at Bodafon Fields and festival t-shirts bearing the festival logo will soon be available to buy online. Tickets are from £45 to £63 for a day pass, or £120 for a weekend pass. You can find out more and book online at llandudnojazzfestival.com.

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Post by: Nemesis on January 08, 2015, 12:09:54 PM
The Weekly News is now £1.05 per copy !
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Post by: norman08 on January 08, 2015, 05:06:39 PM
Yes I noticed that today ,have bought it for the last 48yrs  not anymore .
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Post by: FatAndy on January 08, 2015, 06:37:52 PM
Who would have imagined that one day the Weekly News would be more expensive than petrol  :o.  It's become a complete waste of money, not least considering that most of the stories appear in the Pioneer which is not only free but delivered a day or two before the NWWN is published.
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Post by: Mikethewatch on January 08, 2015, 08:53:53 PM
And anything of note is on here first anyway!
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 08, 2015, 11:18:00 PM
If the Pioneer can do it for free based on it's advertising then why does the NWWN not increase it's advertising and reduce the price?

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Post by: Ian on January 09, 2015, 08:24:28 AM
The print media are in a truly parlous state.  Fewer and fewer are buying papers, often because they can get it all online for free - although that could change. But local papers around the UK are struggling.
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Post by: Yorkie on January 09, 2015, 09:17:00 AM
Perhps 'tis time to start a new Section on the Forum.

"The Weekly News as it happens"   We have a couple of "Staff Photographers" and plenty of would be, "Journalists",  and it is all FREE.

 $walesflag$
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Post by: Nemesis on January 09, 2015, 09:35:46 AM
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Yes I noticed that today ,have bought it for the last 48yrs  not anymore .

Not for as long, but me too !
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Post by: Meleri on January 09, 2015, 03:41:22 PM
What a good idea Yorkie especially as a lot of the photographs on the Forum are far superior to the NWWN.  $good$

I find it really annoying when people have gone to the trouble of giving their time to raise money for various charities only to find the photographs of the event are so small or badly printed in the NWWN, you can't see their faces clearly and then printed next to a huge advertisement for a cruise etc. Last weeks issue was so thin and at least 1/3 of advertising, they had a cheek to charge so much.  &shake&
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Post by: DVT on January 09, 2015, 09:54:42 PM
NWWN had gone up last week - Daily Post recently went up, so wasn't a surprise when NWWN increased by more than the inflation rate as well!  Didn't buy NWWN this week so that's another sale they've lost, as it's just a repeat of the DP.  Get my fix of news on here and the DP website, only buy the DP for the puzzle page when I wind down before going to bed, and the exercise I get in walking to the shop and back!!!

NWWN have lost five readers this week as my copy is also read by my wife, then mother-in-law, brother-in-law and his wife!!!!!
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Post by: Yorkie on January 10, 2015, 07:11:56 AM
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NWWN have lost five readers this week as my copy is also read by my wife, then mother-in-law, brother-in-law and his wife!!!!!

As Shakespeare would have said, "Now there lies the rub!"
If all those who read the paper, actually bought it, it could well be back to the 1990 price!    ;D
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Post by: Bri Roberts on January 10, 2015, 09:04:19 AM
Which is now cheaper?

The NWWN or a litre of petrol?
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Post by: Bri Roberts on January 10, 2015, 10:46:44 PM
Neath 26 RGC 1404 32  D)
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Post by: hollins on January 21, 2015, 07:04:32 AM
Here's a good test for the LIKE button.
David Beckham launches new menswear collection!       ;D


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/fashion-and-style/11356996/David-Beckham-unveils-new-menswear-range-for-HandM.html?frame=3170388 (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/fashion-and-style/11356996/David-Beckham-unveils-new-menswear-range-for-HandM.html?frame=3170388)
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Post by: DVT on January 21, 2015, 08:49:48 AM
Strange ... I don't see any "like" buttons.

I can see a link that gives total number of "Likes".

But shouldn't there also be a "dislike" button, to get a balanced opinion?
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Post by: DaveR on January 21, 2015, 08:56:11 AM
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Strange ... I don't see any "like" buttons.
I've had a fiddle, hopefully you should be able to see the Like buttons now?
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Post by: Ian on January 21, 2015, 09:09:23 AM
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But shouldn't there also be a "dislike" button, to get a balanced opinion?

Some think adding a degree of negativity isn't the best way forward, DVT.  And many online places are now removing the 'dislike' options, since they're often used to change rankings.
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Post by: Yorkie on January 21, 2015, 09:42:09 AM
My answer is quite simple, I was always taught never to play with buttons, so I won't. 
Members may take it that I respect all opinions and comments and have no intention of classifying any postings.  If I disagree with a comment I will reply accordingly, should I feel the need to do so.
 $walesflag$ 
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Post by: born2run on January 23, 2015, 12:49:39 PM
That's amazing!

next one is

Sat 21st Feb 15   14:30   
RGC 1404     v     Cross Keys
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Post by: Fester on January 23, 2015, 04:37:09 PM
I think I am developing a crush on Katie Hopkins.   
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Post by: born2run on January 23, 2015, 04:42:43 PM
She looks like Margaret Thacher's spitting image puppet.

But I think you two would get along  WWW

Celebrity big brother has been BRILLIANT this year.
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Post by: Micox on January 24, 2015, 06:43:40 PM
Wrong button (as the actress said... BUT! From the one who opened Llandudno's first Jazz Club in the 1950s (Blue Notes Jazz Club, Payne's Corner House) - it's taken nigh on 60 years BUT - BUT - BUT, WONDERFUL, TERRIFIC!!! ;D ;D ;D 8) 8) 8)
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Post by: Nemesis on February 07, 2015, 09:03:16 AM
Not sure which thread to put this in but here's a true tale of what happened yesterday.

Our daughter is diabetic and therefore has to visit the podiatrist regularly. Yesterday it was a different bloke ( This is via the NHS). She mentioned that she had a small hard patch under her foot which he diagnosed as a verruca. He then proceeded to tell her to rub it with a piece of room temperature, raw, bacon, then bury the bacon in the garden ! She stared at him, laughed, and said 'You are kidding'. He wasn't........... we are beginning to think that the NHS is employing witch doctors.  I have actually heard of this remedy, it goes in the same 'file' as bathing chilblains in urine, but to be told same in an NHS clinic. :o She has to go back to him in 7 weeks, so I will try and remember to tell you the results !
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Post by: Ian on February 07, 2015, 10:21:52 AM
Sure it wasn't the caretaker in costume?  _))* _))* _))*
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Post by: Nemesis on February 07, 2015, 11:19:21 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31176748 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31176748)

Same person who thought of this one !

She is now suffering the Rasher and Streaky jokes !
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Post by: Ian on February 07, 2015, 12:43:38 PM
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Post by: Fester on February 08, 2015, 08:28:14 PM
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Not sure which thread to put this in but here's a true tale of what happened yesterday.

Our daughter is diabetic and therefore has to visit the podiatrist regularly. Yesterday it was a different bloke ( This is via the NHS). She mentioned that she had a small hard patch under her foot which he diagnosed as a verruca. He then proceeded to tell her to rub it with a piece of room temperature, raw, bacon, then bury the bacon in the garden ! She stared at him, laughed, and said 'You are kidding'. He wasn't........... we are beginning to think that the NHS is employing witch doctors.  I have actually heard of this remedy, it goes in the same 'file' as bathing chilblains in urine, but to be told same in an NHS clinic. :o She has to go back to him in 7 weeks, so I will try and remember to tell you the results !

.... and people laugh at the stuff I sell !!!    Nemesis, I don't know whether to laugh or cry,  :laugh: bawling.gif

Is she supposed to dig the bacon up again?  .... and take it back with her in 7 weeks?
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Post by: Nemesis on February 09, 2015, 08:48:12 AM
Now there's a point ! I must ask her, but the verruca isn't supposed to go until the bacon has decomposed. My thoughts are to do with the fact that she has a large dog ! What happens if the dog digs up the bacon and eats it? I don't actually think she will have done the deed yet as she is now streaming with cold. Perhaps the podiatrist got his spells wrong and passed that on to her instead ! :o
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Post by: Fester on February 09, 2015, 11:15:53 PM
..... and will the remedy not work if you don't HAVE a garden to bury the bacon in?

Those who live in flats or apartments must, (I assume) rely on conventional medicine ?
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Post by: Ian on February 10, 2015, 06:56:07 AM
Of course not, F; they have window boxes, don't they?



 ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Yorkie on February 10, 2015, 08:24:29 AM
The original and well known Bacon burial site is at Trinity College, Camebridge.  First opened in 1626.

 ZXZ
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Post by: Nemesis on February 10, 2015, 09:18:40 AM
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Of course not, F; they have window boxes, don't they?



 ;D ;D ;D

 _))* _))* _))* I wonder if this pod.bod. realises what a stir he has caused?
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Post by: Fester on February 10, 2015, 11:59:36 AM
I am more concerned with whether the General Medical Council are aware of this kind of voodoo medicine being dispensed under their jurisdiction.

Anyway Nem, a Verruca is a fungal stalk, embedded in a pore..... tell her to buy a little bottle of Tea Tree Oil, pop a few drops on after her bath, and that will kill it off.
There, real Snake Oil medicine in action!
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Post by: Nemesis on February 10, 2015, 07:54:33 PM
Thanks for that I have just told her.

He Dad went nuts ,said he needed reporting !
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Post by: Ian on February 11, 2015, 08:39:17 AM
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I am more concerned with whether the General Medical Council are aware of this kind of voodoo medicine being dispensed under their jurisdiction.

They don't regulate Podiatrists, AFAIK. Thinking about it I find it impossible to believe he was serious. He may have possessed an extremely sardonic sense of humour, however...
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Post by: Yorkie on February 11, 2015, 09:53:05 AM
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... tell her to buy a little bottle of Tea Tree Oil, pop a few drops on after her bath, and that will kill it off.
There, real Snake Oil medicine in action!

And it is probably cheaper tham Bacon, and totally Kosher.   ZXZ
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Post by: white rabbit on February 11, 2015, 08:06:34 PM
I think it should be steak and not bacon!  I think it's an old wives tale and however ridiculas it may sound I tried it once and it worked ;D ;D  You have to rub the steak on the veruca first and then bury it in the garden at midnight :laugh: :laugh:  Give it a go and report back please!!
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Post by: Ian on February 12, 2015, 07:29:29 AM
Warts are caused by a virus, and viruses - like many conditions that affect health - are susceptible to the immune system which has shown resilience when a person actively believes something will make them better. It's the basis of 'faith healing' and Voodoo and probably many other dubious remedies. Many GPs privately admit they have no idea at all what a patient is suffering from when they present at the surgery and they might as well give them coloured water for all the good they can do. But there's no cure for viruses at the moment, so burying your pet dog with a butterfly in its ear at midnight will almost certainly do as much good as anything the GP could give you.

In your daughter's case, N, I can only imagine the bloke thought he was being funny, but it might have been a good idea had he consulted her notes before trying a joke in poor taste. Verucas or Plantar Warts can be excised through various over-the-counter treatments, or surgically but they're classed as 'self-limiting, so it should go away by itself. 
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Post by: Nemesis on February 12, 2015, 08:54:14 AM
I think her dog would have a field day with steak W.R.!

I spoke to my own Chiropodist yesterday----- ahhhhh utter and blessed relief  ;D and she said as I knew that really anything which excludes the air has the same effect.

Another point which I found out from my daughter yesterday.......... the pod bod is a veggie, thus he has never tried his own remedy ! _))* _))* _))*
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 12, 2015, 10:54:22 AM
He could try Quorn? 😃
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Post by: Ian on February 12, 2015, 11:44:13 AM
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 12, 2015, 05:49:47 PM
One of our cars has been away being filmed for a Nivea TV advert, it features 3 Liverpool football players and our Reliant 3 wheeler!

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/liverpool-fc-stars-henderson-mignolet-8633612 (http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/liverpool-fc-stars-henderson-mignolet-8633612)
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Post by: hollins on February 12, 2015, 07:42:16 PM
Brilliant ME. What a claim to fame!
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Post by: Ian on February 12, 2015, 10:06:56 PM
Fame, ME! Will you still talk to us ordinary mortals?  8) 8) 8)
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 12, 2015, 10:45:27 PM
I will Ian, but the car may not!  :laugh:
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Post by: Nemesis on February 13, 2015, 09:05:38 AM
Wheeeee ! Excellent--- you'll be on Top Gear next............ although with their track record with Reliants I should be otherwise occupied if ever the ask !
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Post by: snowcap on February 13, 2015, 01:34:45 PM
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But there's no cure for viruses at the moment, so burying your pet dog with a butterfly in its ear at midnight will almost certainly do as much good as anything the GP could give you.
    Ian,   Is that dead or alive?

 
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Post by: Ian on February 13, 2015, 03:24:50 PM
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Post by: Nemesis on February 13, 2015, 03:40:29 PM
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One of our cars has been away being filmed for a Nivea TV advert, it features 3 Liverpool football players and our Reliant 3 wheeler!

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/liverpool-fc-stars-henderson-mignolet-8633612 (http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/liverpool-fc-stars-henderson-mignolet-8633612)

Did you get a life long supply of Nivea Deodorant as a perk .? _))* _))* _))*
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 13, 2015, 04:04:38 PM
No, but we will get paid!  $good$
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Post by: snowcap on February 13, 2015, 11:46:04 PM
the add was on half time on sky sports rugby Wigan v Halifax, car looks good.
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Post by: hollins on March 01, 2015, 10:53:05 AM
Happy St David's Day.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 07, 2015, 11:10:20 PM
Saw these unusual clouds this afternoon driving back to Rhos on Sea, I believe they are called lenticular clouds, anybody else see them?
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Post by: hollins on March 08, 2015, 08:23:25 AM
Amazing, great photos ME.
I showed them to Mr Hollins and he said, "Cigar shaped clouds in front of the Eiger."
Seeing them reminded him of his university climbing days when their bible was a book on climbing by Alan Blackshaw. In it was the photo entitled "Cigar shaped clouds in front of the Eiger.
He nor I have seen them in real life but thanks for the memories ME.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/alan-blackshaw-mountaineer-civil-servant-author-and-campaigner-who-wrote-the-british-climbing-lsquobiblersquo-2350947.html (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/alan-blackshaw-mountaineer-civil-servant-author-and-campaigner-who-wrote-the-british-climbing-lsquobiblersquo-2350947.html)
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Post by: hollins on March 11, 2015, 07:38:36 PM
Hey ME, look what has just been on our weather forecast!
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Post by: Ian on March 14, 2015, 08:44:01 AM
The 14 of March, 3.14 in the US month/day date format, is the day to celebrate everyone's favourite constant, Pi – the irrational number defined by the circumference of a circle divided by its diameter. This year is even more special because, for a brief moment in the morning, the date and time will represent the first 10 digits of Pi: 3/14/15 9:26:53.
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Post by: Yorkie on March 14, 2015, 10:29:20 AM
Ah!  Very interesting.   And here is a Pie in the Sky.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on April 03, 2015, 01:50:36 PM
Merry Easter!
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Post by: hollins on April 03, 2015, 03:10:42 PM
Same to you ME and everyone on the forum.
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Post by: snowcap on April 08, 2015, 08:51:02 PM
Thought this might be of  intrest to some
Monopoly- Did You Know This ?


  (You'll never look at the   game the  same way again) 

 
  Starting  in 1941, an increasing number of British Airmen found themselves as the involuntary guests of the Third Reich and the Crown was casting about for ways and means to facilitate their escape.
 
Now obviously, one of the most helpful aids to that end is a useful an  accurate map, one showing not only where stuff was but also showing the locations of ‘ afe  houses' where a POW on the run could go for food and shelter.
 
Paper maps  had some real drawbacks -- they make a lot of noise when you open and  fold them, they wear out rapidly and, if they get wet, they turn into pulp. 
  Someone at MI5 had the idea of printing escape maps on silk.  It's durable, can be scrunched-up into tiny wads and unfolded as many times as needed and makes no noise whatsoever.
 
  At that  time, there was only one manufacturer in Great Britain that had perfected the technology of printing on silk and that was John Waddington Ltd.  When approached by the government, the firm was  only too happy to do its bit for the war effort.
 

  By pure  coincidence, Waddington also made the board game, Monopoly.  As it happened, 'games and  pastimes' was a category of item qualified for insertion into 'CARE  packages', dispatched by the International Red Cross to prisoners of war.
 

  Under the strictest of secrecy, in a securely guarded and inaccessible old workshop on the grounds of Waddington's, a group of sworn-to-secrecy  employees began mass-producing escape maps, keyed to each region of  Germany or Italy where Allied POW camps were.  When processed, these maps could be folded into such tiny wads that they would actually fit inside a Monopoly playing piece.
 

  As long as they were at it, the clever workers at Waddington's  also managed  to add: 
  1. A playing token, containing a small magnetic compass
2.   A two-part metal file that could easily be screwed together
3.   Useful amounts of genuine high-denomination German, Italian and French currency, hidden within the piles of Monopoly money!
 

  British and American air crews were advised, before taking off on their first mission, how to identify a 'rigged' Monopoly set -- by means of a tiny red dot, one cleverly rigged to look like an ordinary printing glitch, located in the corner of the Free Parking square.
 

  Of the  estimated 35,000 Allied POWS who successfully escaped, an estimated  one-third were aided in their flight by the rigged Monopoly sets.  Everyone who did so was sworn to secrecy indefinitely, since the British  Government might want to use this highly successful ruse in stil  another, future war. 
 
The story  wasn't declassified until 2007, when the surviving  craftsmen from Waddington's, as well as the firm itself, were finally honoured in a public ceremony.

It's always nice when you can play that 'Get Out of Jail Free' card! 
 
  Most of us are (probably) too young to have any personal connection to  WWII but this is still  interesting.   Cheers
 
 


 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

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Post by: ormegolf on April 08, 2015, 10:06:14 PM
This is the first I have ever heard of this. Does the home front meusem know about this. Adrian is very much on the ball at collecting wartime memories
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Post by: snowcap on April 08, 2015, 10:28:53 PM
Iv,e no idea Mike
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Post by: Ian on April 09, 2015, 07:17:12 AM
The story's not entirely accurate. Although the account claims "an estimated one-third [of escaped POWs] were aided in their flight by the rigged Monopoly sets," both the Game Makers and Waddington's chairman said the number of POWs who were actually aided by the smuggled game kits is unknown:

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Maps, files and compasses were hidden in Monopoly sets and smuggled into World War II German prison camps to help British prisoners of war escape, the game's manufacturer, the John Waddington company of Leeds, England, says. Monopoly boards were made with maps hidden in them showing "escape routes from the particular prison to which each game was sent," chairman Victor Watson said. "Into the other side of the board was inserted a tiny compass and several fine-quality files." The money piles were real money, with one piece of Monopoly money on the top and bottom of the pack. "We are not sure how many prisoners were able to escape by this method," Watson said, but the company likes to think a few did.

A former archivist with John Waddington also pointed out some discrepancies in the account in response to a 2007 London Times recounting of it:

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Sir, I write as the former archivist for John Waddington, the company which made Monopoly during the Second World War.

In his article about Monopoly, Ben Macintyre states that the special sets of Monopoly were sent to prison camps via the Red Cross. Waddingtons produced many escape aids which were sent to the Nazi prison camps, but these were always sent via private, often fictitious, organisations like the Licensed Victuallers Prisoner Relief Fund. No escape aids were enclosed in the Red Cross parcels, so that the Germans would have no justification for stopping these much needed parcels from reaching the prisoners.

It is untrue that safe houses were shown on the maps, as there was a virtual certainty that some of the maps would fall into German hands — the Germans were not fools when it came to tracking down prisoners' ruses.

Information about the rigged Monopoly kits was also openly acknowledged and discussed long before 2007. A 1985 Associated Press article, for example, reported that:

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Waddingtons, which received the license to distribute Monopoly in Britain in 1935 from Parker Brothers in the United States, got involved in aiding the prisoners of war because of its printing expertise. It printed maps for the military on durable silk.

Thousands of fliers who went on missions over German-occupied Europe had the maps sewn into their uniforms if they were shot down and captured.

Victor Watson, chairman of the firm, said Waddingtons had a secret department that put the maps, files and money in shallow recesses on the board under the paper face. Then MI-9, the division of Military Intelligence devoted to helping POWs escape, smuggled the sets into prison camps as recreational equipment.

Powell Davies, who was a 19-year-old flier when he was captured, said the prison escape committees would destroy the sets after removing the escape aids to keep the guards from figuring out what was going on.
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Post by: hollins on May 21, 2015, 03:03:58 PM
Sign of the times?
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Post by: ormegolf on May 29, 2015, 08:49:05 PM
   Anybody got any especial views about livered car driving schools putting their pupils through their paces on large public car parks? Recently saw this going on in Mostyn Champneys car park.
   My own view is "not happy." I appreciate that the car is under the instructors control but it is a car park, not a road. Owners are leaving their cars and wandering all over the place, not on a pavement. Also excited children with their eyes on the toy shop are taking a straight direct line to it (or to McDonalds). But obviously the owner of the driving school must feel it is O.K. He wouldn't be advertising himself if he did;nt.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on May 30, 2015, 06:36:52 AM
I have not seen it myself, but it does not sound like a good idea to me! Although with dual control I suppose it should be ok?
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Post by: SDQ on May 30, 2015, 07:11:46 AM
I would have thought it was just for the first lesson to allow the learner to familiarise themselves with the controls until the instructor is satisfied they are competent enough to hit the open road. I don't see a problem with it as they are under supervision & I'm sure the instructor would pick the quietest part of the car park. Rather there than on a busy highway!
When I learned to drive the supermarkets were closed on Sundays and it was a regular sight in Asda car park. That's if NWCC weren't doing their time trials there!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Hugo on May 30, 2015, 08:46:11 AM
I had my first lesson in the car park of the old Llandudno football ground before it was knocked down and Asda built on the site.   Believe me, it was far safer to have had my lesson there than on a main road.   My younger brother can still remember all those Kangaroo starts that I used to make!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Nemesis on May 30, 2015, 09:52:56 AM
This was going on in Asda car park on Wednesday morning...........as ME says I am not happy having once had a car damaged in Asda park. I always park well away from the store for this reason.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: norman08 on May 30, 2015, 03:00:47 PM
Looking at some comments you wouldn,t think you were a learner driver at one time ,they usually only go by the old ten pin unit to do reversing /parking . Iv,e witnessed a few bumps in the asda car park and not one was caused by a learner .
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: ormegolf on May 30, 2015, 07:39:09 PM
  Hello Norman 08. I don't accept one little bit that I don't appreciate that I was a learner driver one time. That doesn't come in to it at all. It is the suitability of the place that I wrote about.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Fester on May 30, 2015, 10:00:14 PM
I had my first driving lesson from a mate in a supermarket car park, late at night.
I think it was ideal, as I was getting some familiarity with the controls before I tried the open road.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: ormegolf on May 31, 2015, 09:33:07 AM
   Yes, Fester, I don't suppose there is any danger to pedestrians here, late at night. I was writing in the first place about carrying it on in the middle of the day with plenty of youngsters around walking/running haphazard.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: ormegolf on May 31, 2015, 09:41:33 AM
  Oh yes, perhaps I had better tell of my learning to drive. Yes I did, it was mainly when I was around 13 years old on residential roads, all unmade and unlit, in Penrhyn Bay. And most of it in reverse. I worked after school in an ironmongers in Rhos and the boss and I delivered paraffin in the wartime blackout around the rough tracks in Penrhyn Bay. He used to take the paraffin cans into the houses and I was allowed as a treat to turn the car around.
   When I eventually went for my test around four years later I passed first time, but it was hard. I was only used to going in reverse in pitch darkness. Going forward in daylight was difficult.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Ian on May 31, 2015, 09:51:06 AM
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Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Hugo on May 31, 2015, 10:58:46 AM
Years ago some learner drivers used to have their lessons at the old Gun site on the Marine Drive which was perfect for learning on as it was very quiet around there.
The driving lessons and the family picnics there all stopped when Mostyn Estates put a gate across the entrance to the site.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Ian on June 01, 2015, 11:15:32 AM
I suppose what I find most frustrating is that so many people seem to have abandoned signalling as a form of communication between road users. Signalling's long been an endangered species in the area, but I followed a car through four junctions, from each 0f which the driver turned right or left and twice into a main road, and not once did they bother to indicate, presumably on the basis they considered everyone else using the road to be clairvoyant. This isn't simply lazy driving, it's dangerous and potentially fatal but for many it now appears to have become a lifestyle choice.

Personally, I'd forget the drink-drive campaigns the local police launch every summer and instead institute a 'no signals - no car' confiscation policy for a couple of weeks.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: SteveH on June 01, 2015, 11:52:16 AM
" abandoned signalling as a form of communication between road users."

I cannot understand why this is happening, like seat belts, it is or should be second nature...
Spanish drivers are terrible for late signalling if they bother at all, however I do like their system of signalling, when the car in front is turning left,(right in UK.) those behind signal too, same at crossings.....saves overtaking accidents ....
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Hugo on June 01, 2015, 12:04:35 PM
My pet hate too, it doesn't take any effort to use your indicators so I don't know why people are so lazy and ignorant when it comes to that aspect of road safety.

Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: ormegolf on June 01, 2015, 07:22:36 PM
   On this subject the thing that absolutely amazes me is when I see a car starting, or already in the process of, driving around an island---no indicator. The car then goes on, and on, and on and eventually leaves, again without a signal.
   Over a period of years I have seen time and again. A car with no signals doing a complete circle of the island. Ive never bothered to count but my distinct impression is if a car fails to indicate right, over half of them will do the full circle.
   Don't ask me why the proportion is so high. The only thing I can think of is they either don't know where they are going or they are lost and they are not signalling because they don't know where they are leaving the island.
   Watch out yourself. See if you too see the majority of no R hand signallers will continue right around the island.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: ormegolf on June 01, 2015, 07:34:04 PM
   Sorry about posting the same item twice. I didn't do it. My post in another thread has also come up twice. Think I will put my Mac to bed for a rest.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Ian on June 01, 2015, 08:40:21 PM
I've removed the duplicate, Mike.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: ormegolf on June 02, 2015, 07:04:59 PM
Thanks. Not sure what happened.I think it was probably to do with the pop up message that whilst I was writing another post had arrived.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: ormegolf on June 02, 2015, 07:06:37 PM
  Either that or I am developing a stutter
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: hollins on June 11, 2015, 06:50:45 AM
I wonder if there is a forum member who would be interested in an article on how to tuck one's shirt in?
Well, I can think of maybe one!    ;D


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filter/11664546/Stop-Youve-been-tucking-in-your-shirt-all-wrong.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filter/11664546/Stop-Youve-been-tucking-in-your-shirt-all-wrong.html)
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: ormegolf on June 11, 2015, 07:44:10 PM
  Hollins post at 06.50 in the morning. About tucking your shirt in. No comment.
  However, to a more serious subject. Providing we are car drivers we have all experienced barefaced stupidity of other drivers. I've certainly come across plenty in 70 years of "professional" driving. Early on illegally. But today I've come across a new one. Didn't think it possible.
  This morning, on the Llandudno prom heading towards the Orme. In a stream of 20 mph traffic. I heard it first. The well known notes of an emergency service vehicle. After a moment or two I spotted it, an ambulance heading the same way as me. Watching in the mirror I saw cars behind me pulling in until, I'm next. Theres a space on the left. I shoot in, the ambulance flies past, maybe 30 or 35 mph and I had hardly stopped moving so went to go back out into the traffic flow when--- +++k, a quick glance in the offside mirror and there is a car right up behind the ambulance going at the same fast (but possibly legal} speed. And about two inches off the front O/S wing of my car.Mature male driver. Mature female passenger. I carried on pulling out behind them and thinking "perhaps they have got a family member inside the Ambulance'. Making excuses for them. I have twice in my life driven behind an ambulance in an emergency with one of my daughters inside, so I know how it feels. Correct driving is not a high priority.
 Up to  the cenotaph, the ambulance turns left towards Mostyn Street. The car turns right towards the pier entrance. Oh dear, has he lost his way? Like hell. He had spotted a vacant parking space in front of the hotels on the left. And thats true. About 09.45. Hope its not any of our members.
 
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: ormegolf on June 11, 2015, 07:48:52 PM
  I've done this duplicating a post again. Sorry. It happens when I press post at the end and message comes up asking if i want to reconsider my message because another message has just arrived. I don't want to, so I press Post a second time.
  I will take more care in the future
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: hollins on July 09, 2015, 05:46:57 PM
Get well soon Hugo!
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Hugo on July 09, 2015, 06:53:44 PM
Thanks Hollins,  I'm well on my way to a full recovery.     $good$
Your artistic flair is just incredible and I always look forward to seeing your photos on here.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: ormegolf on July 28, 2015, 11:24:18 AM
 I am fed up watching the rain coming down. So here is a random thought for the coffee centre.
 A year or so ago I read in the papers that some very important lady politician had very publicaly apologised and withdrawn remarks she had made a day or so before in which she referred to the Japenese as "Japs"
  This made me feel very dispondent. Not because she had said it. Oh no. Because she felt she should apologise for it.
  What in heaven's name is wrong with calling a Japenese a jap? I know plenty of Welsh people who are proud to be called a Taff. Americans. They shout the yanks are coming. Scottish are called scots. Chinese. Well chinks doesn't sound too nice, but better than slit eyed I suppose. I would accept an apology there. Ditto frogs for French. And again, wops for Italian is doubtful.
  But japs for Japenese, never. It is just an abreviation
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Bosun on July 28, 2015, 11:46:27 AM
One of the problems of modern day living is keeping up with politically correct terminology; for example I'm not sure to refer to 'coloured people' or to 'black people', in a meeting not so long ago someone objected to the term 'brain storming' as it could be offensive to people with epilepsy and should be referred to as 'thought showers'.

It's quite disturbing to think that a lack of current knowledge up to date political correctness might land you in difficulties or embarrassment, but often it's not those referred to, (as in the case above, Japs) that complain, but some loony with perceived ideals. In Indian newspapers and media, Pakistani's are referred to, whether in sporting-cricketing terms or belligerent terms, as 'Paks', I don't suggest that it would be accepted here!   



 
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Ian on July 28, 2015, 12:16:25 PM
I suspect the quick and dirty rule of thumb has to be whether it could cause offence to the persons being identified as such. I think I can see why "Japs" isn't acceptable by some, partly because during WWII that became a highly pejorative term. "Brits" never acquired that connotation, but a fair few Americans dislike being referred to as 'Yanks".

The distinction between 'coloured' and 'black' is for similar reasons. For many years the term 'coloured' or 'coloureds' was use to refer to slaves or persons considered inferior.
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Fester on July 28, 2015, 12:30:00 PM
It's a.................   MINEFIELD !!!     :-}}} $fan$ *punch* $smack$
Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: DVT on July 28, 2015, 12:50:02 PM
I suspect a lot depends on whether the word (Japs, Blacks, Yanks or whatever) is spoken or written.  Most of the "pet" names, when spoken, can be taken in the spirit in which they are intended - the person hearing would be able to tell if it is being said in a friendly or derogatory manner.

I have often heard people from north Wales referred to as "gogs" (as in Gogledd Cymru) but I've never heard anyone taken to task for saying it.  I don't like being called "Taff" as I'm not from Cardiff!!!



Title: Re: The 3 Towns Coffee centre
Post by: Bosun on July 28, 2015, 02:37:34 PM
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