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Joined on: Friday, 28th December 2001, 12:54, Last used: Wednesday, 21st August 2013, 09:17

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About this user: still have the old wharfy 750 now relegated to the bedroom... now all panasonic hometheatre/ multiregion dvd player...

likes `Baby Spice`
dislikes, anything to do with Brad Pitt/Friends/ or Robbie Williams. (oh, and Arsenal).

This user has posted a total of 7309 messages. On average, since joining, this user has posted 1.06 messages a day, or 7.41 messages a week. In the last 30 days, this user has posted 9 messages, which is on average 0.3 messages a day.

Recent Messages Posted:

RE: [VIDEO] They Shall Not Grow Old (Peter Jackson's WW1 colourised footage)

Mix Man says...
"I read last week that the last minefields from the Falklands War were only declared safe a couple of weeks ago."

They were in deed, a very good friend of mine currently serving down there.

RE: [VIDEO] They Shall Not Grow Old (Peter Jackson's WW1 colourised footage)

I was privileged enough to go on a battlefield study of Flanders in November 2017, with leading historian Andy Robertshaw as our guide for the week.

Highlights were laying a wreath on my Great Grandads grave at Dickebusch Cemetery, he was killed on the first day of The Battle of Paschendaele 1917, my gran never knew him he was killed a few months before she was born.

She never spoke about him, other than on one occasion where she gave me his pocket knife.

I thought wrongly had joined up shortly before... little did I know he had joined at the beginning of the war and had returned to the trenches.

I was also lucky enough to lay a wreath at The Menin Gate... if you can go watch the Local Fire Brigade Band play last post, makes the hairs stand up just thinking about it.

I stayed at Skindles in Poperinge (fantastic place)... if you can go, visit 'Toc H' Talbot House, also get to Langemark Cemetery, this is the German cemetery, and along with Tyne Cot Cemetery (met Princess Anne there... rude vacuous excuse of a Royal) the largest Allied Cemetery are the must do's.  

Flanders cannot fail to bring a tear to even the hardest of us... when you see the trenches, some literally 10 meters apart, how futile trench warfare was.

RE: RIP Des O'Connor

a staple of 70/80's light entertainment... RIP

RE: [VIDEO] Top Gear really is back!

Perhaps we should have a Reviewer get together there?

RE: There's no reason why I should be the only one depressed by this!

Epsom Mad Funkers... named after my birth town 

RE: The Iraq war

Telic... when Tony bLIAR sent us to war

RE: The Iraq war

is there a link of where this is...  Google isn't my friend and just sends me to Spam!

RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?


It's out of control again. Forget all this tier crap! It's gotta be a national lockdown again,

couldn't agree more, but the public have already shown how self centered they are when during the summer they flocked to beaches, had street parties... a National Lockdown, should mean national, i have worked every day throughout, and will continue to do so...

and god help us all if those incompetent fools are still in government when we come out of it, cos they'll just do the same thing again.

why blame the government for the stupidity of the general population... the current government have inherited a lack of infrastructure after decades of mismanagement and underfunding, and cuts to the blue light services, the military, by all three parties, under Labour, Conservatives, and the Coalition govts.

Dont think Boris is a buffoon... he is an extremely clever bloke, but he is guided/misguided by all those advisors around him.  As the Prime Minister he is head of the government, he is not solely responsible.

How is any National Lockdown going to be enforced, in this country we police by consent, do you want the military on the streets, road blocks, check points to stop movement?

Rule of 6, i constantly see this being blatantly ignored, even people posting pictures on social media at family parties with excessive numbers, and different household mixing.

Personally i think we got off lightly in the summer, due to good weather and people being able to get outside... this winter may see many more people die, if its cold damp and wet from colds, pneumonia, influenza, covid, all of which will have an effect on those with preexisting illnesses.

The media have a role to play, but they are more intent of stirring up division and hatred, polarising the country... so much good has come out in this country, people looking out for neighbours, the covid volunteers, clapping for the NHS, Marcus Rashford campaigning for free school meals during holidays (even now the media have started to attack him for his personal wealth)... FFS this man is self made, worked hard to get where he is, and spends countless hours/time engaging with kids, and promoting good causes.

Lack of traffic on the roads in the summer, i started cycling to work, the air quality improved, people i know with asthma their health improved!

Am I personally worried, no as I and my family are relatively healthy, and we have never forgotten, that 'coughs and sneezes spread diseases', or to wash hands when having visited the toilet... these messages are common sense... to minimise the opportunity to contract any disease you limit exposure to the harm... we don't eat raw chicken, or eggs, to avoid salmonella...

All my own personal thoughts...

I truly hope none on here, or their families become victims of this virus... take care all

This item was edited on Wednesday, 28th October 2020, 09:53

RE: Frank Bough RIP at 87

Yep Breakfast Tv, Grandstand, RIP Frank,

RE: The Next Starfighter?

wow... hope this comes of was a favourite film as a kid, how about a sequal to Flight of the Navigator, that would be great too, as we know Max can time travel

RE: [VIDEO] Top Gear really is back!

the current presenters have a real presence and they bounce really well off each other.

I was never a fan to Hamster, but May & Clarkeson held the show together... the next incarnation should be banished to Room 101.

Flintoff wasnt a fan of his having seen him on various others shows, but in this he is really funny... 

On a serious note watch his programme on his Bulimia and dealing with his demons, amazing!

RE: Borat is Back

I must be getting old, as I just don't get it... this or Ali G

RE: New Ebay con

I have had similar with faulty items being sent, then when you get the automatic eBay postage label it doesnt cover the cost due to weight, the label will be for under 2kg items, or size restricted as Royal Mail.  The cost then being as much as £20 to return, yet Hermes will do it for under £5.

eBay, paypal just look to milk both buyers and sellers, and there appears little recourse when you get stung... i've lost count of items not arriving from oversea's, especially China.

I set me filters to UK located, even then a lot of sellers are from China.

About time there was a real alternative... i now look to buy with local suppliers if i can.

RE: Arsenal 2020/21 Season

I'm not sure the alphabet counts... 

RE: [VIDEO] Coping with the lockdown

Personally i think we are heading into another lockdown during the winter period... we have been lucky that the summer weather people bein outdoors has prevented many from contracting this, but come the cold damp days, with people in hot building all the windows closed, then the R rate will rise... 

Whether you agree with the world politics at the moment, this is a real threat... common sense, wash you hands (people seem to have forgotten this, BASIC rule) use a tissue, cover your face if coughing/sneezing...

Remember Coughs & Sneezes spread diseases...

I dont worry for myself, as i am fairly healthy (if a bit overweight) but i do worry for relatives who are older, and those who are friends with underlying health issues.

RE: [VIDEO] The Old Guard (Netflix)

waynewalker1752 says...
"it is a very nice movie. jewelry repair dayton ohio"

your rock is missing you... please crawl back under it!

RE: How old do you feel!

waynewalker1752 says...
"How fast time goes. Realtor Cincinnati Ohio"

ooh... a fresh can of cured pork meat from two time poster!

RE: Browser change

Snaps says...
"Not having a dig but isn't that because those systems are really old?"

In deed some systems still work in MSDOS!

RE: Browser change

been using Firefox for years since recommended on here with my tryst old Acer Windows 7 machine.

Bought a ThinkPad with Windows 10 earlier in the year... but sinc march not seen it, as the 10 year old has pinched it for school work!

Well Edge seems to have automatically downloaded, i am guessing Windows 7 has done this...

The question is do i keep it, will it increase the longevity of Windows 7?  I use Windows 10 for work, and have to say hate it... conflicts with so many systems we use!

RE: I thought car insurance was supposed to be cheaper this year?

I'm with Admiral, and so is the wife, just had £25 back on each policy, and renewal on her year old corsa fully comp protected, with business mileage included, courtesy car, and only £250 excess... renewal quote £165

Didnt bother compare the meerkat, as at that price my time is worth more!

RE: Your State of Mind

I've just gone cold turkey... 11 days without switching the TV on, didn't miss it one bit!

RE: [VIDEO] What are you listening to now??? (Music recomendations)

Listening to Queen of the High Straight, by Wendy James

Have to say quite enjoying it, not as Punk as her earlier stuff, of the Transvision Vamp classics, but its definitely growing on me

RE: So... what are you playing just now?

the fool according to the wife!

This item was edited on Thursday, 11th June 2020, 15:06

RE: 10 years have passed since I was last here!

i just remembered 'Tithers' he was a regular poster and interesting bloke, met him and JulianF at Dartington Music Festival

RE: Kim Jong Un dead?

at least videos of him before his demise!

RE: 10 years have passed since I was last here!

If everyone is coming back, where are 'Nina', 'Bear', and 'Roar'.... i am sure there are a few others?

RE: Speaking of Drinks

Apfelkorn is one of my all time favourites so will have to give this a go!

RE: Kim Jong Un dead?

dont worry plenty of clones to replace him!

RE: 10 years have passed since I was last here!

welcome to back to the asylum... they're all and mad as they were!