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  • ProssPross Posts: 31,634
    Isle of Wight is, can't work out the status of the Scillies though.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 19,113
    Wonder if the GB one counts the Shetlands?
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 19,113
    Surely that would pull the "centre" further north than in the previous post?
    Just my guess from looking at the map.
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  • womackwomack Posts: 566
    The artwork of the young Makenzy Beard, just 14, took up painting during lockdown and her work is outstanding.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 45,334

    ^ plus the Isle of Wight and the Scillies?

    Both of the above are part of the UK. The IoM isn't within the same political boundary. It is self-governing.
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  • laurentianlaurentian Posts: 2,007
    . . . when the footy commentators on a Sunday evening match welcome listeners to the World Service.
    Wilier Izoard XP
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 16,177

    . . . when the footy commentators on a Sunday evening match welcome listeners to the World Service.

    Brings back memories of short-wave radios.
  • womackwomack Posts: 566

    . . . when the footy commentators on a Sunday evening match welcome listeners to the World Service.


    Just as an aside one commentator over the weekend (can't recall the game) kept pronouncing Covid as in Coventry. I have always pronounced as in Co-op.

    It didn't cheer me up though!
  • shirley_bassoshirley_basso Posts: 5,265
    womack said:

    The artwork of the young Makenzy Beard, just 14, took up painting during lockdown and her work is outstanding.

    I wanted to buy the one which was showcased at the National Gallery (or Tate or wherever it was). Her work is already commanding around £6k per painting.

    The attention to detail is absolutely sublime.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 45,334
    pblakeney said:



    Surely that would pull the "centre" further north than in the previous post?
    Just my guess from looking at the map.

    I don't know if that was calculated by mass.
    There was a Ugandan tourist who hired a car and went North. There was the word 'North' all the way to Ullapool. So he sat down and worked out where this 'North' actually began and he worked out that the line is just above Cairnryan.
    This means, I am in the South despite being in Jockland.

    [Quite a funny account told on R4 by this gentleman some time ago]
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 19,113
    edited 10 January
    Things need to be made clear on this subject. United Kingdom, British Isles, British mainland. The constituent parts with islands or without.
    No wonder the Yanks get confused. 😉
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 60,998 Lives Here
    Mother in law bought me some lovely coffee and some really nice espresso cups to go with it, and I'm *thoroughly* enjoying my mid-afternoon espressos.

    Top stuff.
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 19,974
    Just discovered Jazz Emu, and he very funny.

  • ProssPross Posts: 31,634
    My dog's reaction to the news item with the guide dog puppies.
  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 22,320
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  • ProssPross Posts: 31,634
    The programme on BBC earlier showing the process of making Dr Martens. Good to see good quality craftsmanship and machinery still being used that has been around for decades. Also nice to see so many youngish people doing the work in an 'old-fashioned' trade.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 16,177
    Finally done my tax return and I'm owed money. Decent effort that for someone self-employed.
  • briantrumpetbriantrumpet Posts: 10,115
    1) Sending out a pile of invoices for the term by the press of one button on GMass. I know it's only a mail merge thing that links Gmail & Google Sheets, and it took me a little while to set up in the first place, but it's still very satisfying.

    2) Finding out the the EasyJet flights to Lyon work perfectly for my summer half term, and booking them, complete with hire car for 10 days, for under £250. And it'll make me even happier if the two friends who are hoping to come too can get the time off from work. Making up for lost time over the past two years...
  • shirley_bassoshirley_basso Posts: 5,265
    To point 2 and keeping on topic, I'd say just booking flights.
  • ProssPross Posts: 31,634
    Coming across this little fella on my walk today. First slow worm I've seen in years, nearly trod on it as it was in the middle of the track. I thought it was a piece of hosing at first then realised what it was and thought it was dead as it has obviously been caught by something and lost the end of its tail. Moved it to the side of the track where it wouldn't get squashed and left it to decide if it wanted to get into cover or stay out in the very weak sun.


  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 60,998 Lives Here
    edited 29 January
    Every week I walk past a barber’s early in the morning. I cross the road in front of it so for a moment it looks like I’m going in. Usually they’re open but no one is in.

    They always look and wave when they see me approach. I reciprocate and wave my hat at them and point to my bald head 🧑🏻‍🦲.

    👍🏻
  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 22,320
    Pross said:

    Coming across this little fella on my walk today. First slow worm I've seen in years, nearly trod on it as it was in the middle of the track. I thought it was a piece of hosing at first then realised what it was and thought it was dead as it has obviously been caught by something and lost the end of its tail. Moved it to the side of the track where it wouldn't get squashed and left it to decide if it wanted to get into cover or stay out in the very weak sun.


    We have a colony of them living in our compost heap. They're really quite beautiful but smell awful.
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  • ProssPross Posts: 31,634
    rjsterry said:

    Pross said:

    Coming across this little fella on my walk today. First slow worm I've seen in years, nearly trod on it as it was in the middle of the track. I thought it was a piece of hosing at first then realised what it was and thought it was dead as it has obviously been caught by something and lost the end of its tail. Moved it to the side of the track where it wouldn't get squashed and left it to decide if it wanted to get into cover or stay out in the very weak sun.


    We have a colony of them living in our compost heap. They're really quite beautiful but smell awful.
    Make sure they leave before you ever make a planning application!
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 16,177
    edited 29 January
    I'm going to the pub. It's likely to be rammed, but it's an old favourite. First time in a while.
  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 22,320
    Pross said:

    rjsterry said:

    Pross said:

    Coming across this little fella on my walk today. First slow worm I've seen in years, nearly trod on it as it was in the middle of the track. I thought it was a piece of hosing at first then realised what it was and thought it was dead as it has obviously been caught by something and lost the end of its tail. Moved it to the side of the track where it wouldn't get squashed and left it to decide if it wanted to get into cover or stay out in the very weak sun.


    We have a colony of them living in our compost heap. They're really quite beautiful but smell awful.
    Make sure they leave before you ever make a planning application!
    Ha.
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 19,113
    "Spam" gets deleted much quicker than "abuse".
    Just saying.
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  • webboowebboo Posts: 4,260
    Is Womack one of those men who are not gay but had sex with a man who was.
  • ProssPross Posts: 31,634
    pblakeney said:

    "Spam" gets deleted much quicker than "abuse".
    Just saying.

    Yeah but abuse is more likely to get a ban I assume.

    Sums up social media in general though, try using your personal account on Facebook to do something business related and it will be deleted in no time but use it to praise terrorism, troll people to suicide and you'll probably be OK.

    The quickest way to get banned on here is probably to try to sell something outside the classifieds section.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 19,113
    Pross said:

    pblakeney said:

    "Spam" gets deleted much quicker than "abuse".
    Just saying.

    Yeah but abuse is more likely to get a ban I assume.

    You can do both.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
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