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  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 7,740
    Morning ,noticeably cooler this morning , dog walked, shopping and being a general dogsbody later
    Have a good day
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,333
    Morning Friday folks. Feeling better today which is just as well as local fb is stating atm I used yesterday was skimming cards. Trip to bank to check, card stopped online last night just in case. Day doing very little again, hopefully just recovering more.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • step83step83 Posts: 3,668
    Morning. is indeed slightly more brisk than usual, seemed to go that way last night to be honest.
    Anyway more numbers and TV watching for weirdness if I can be bothered.
    Chinese later wont be asking if they have Corona on tap etc, seen in the news they are going to be phasing out coal and wet wood for home fuel burning. I get why, but what morons been burning wet wood :D also a bit nostalgic.
    The smell of burning coal takes me back to being a kid an just seems right walking along a frosty road first thing with that smell in the background. Now it'll be heatpumps and milkfloat sounding EV's boo hiss.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,333
    Step your forgetting we will need millions of hamsters and hamster wheel generators for powering said milk floats. We will also need big gardens for the coils required for heat pumps or mega deep drilling rigs for compact ones in small gardens. Another alternative is we go back hundreds of years and live and work locally and eat only seasonal food grown locally of course.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,868
    Morning, tested my new jacket out in a soggy snow storm yesterday, great stuff. Leaving for stag at 12. Bored.
  • step83step83 Posts: 3,668
    oxoman said:

    Step your forgetting we will need millions of hamsters and hamster wheel generators for powering said milk floats. We will also need big gardens for the coils required for heat pumps or mega deep drilling rigs for compact ones in small gardens. Another alternative is we go back hundreds of years and live and work locally and eat only seasonal food grown locally of course.

    Can you stop talking sense please, you'll upset the Millennial's and their avocado based needs.

    Thinking about it, I'm not doing to bad on seasonal foods, pancakes are seasonal...
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,333
    Step, I'm definitely not talking sense. I come from an era of coal fires, garden bonfires, no recycling, lead in petrol, diesels where really dirty back then, no auto chokes or dpf filters or catalytic converters, lead based paint. Walking to school tasting the petrol in the air from manual car chokes left out. No internet or mobile phones. Surprisingly I never knew anyone who had asthma until I was 18. What's changed.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,868
    oxoman said:

    Step, I'm definitely not talking sense. I come from an era of coal fires, garden bonfires, no recycling, lead in petrol, diesels where really dirty back then, no auto chokes or dpf filters or catalytic converters, lead based paint. Walking to school tasting the petrol in the air from manual car chokes left out. No internet or mobile phones. Surprisingly I never knew anyone who had asthma until I was 18. What's changed.

    Asthma was correctly diagnosed?
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,333
    Probably right but no one seemed to be affected during my childhood. Not many people suffered from hayfever or obesity either. I suspect we're just to soft and clean nowadays.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,445
    I can't see the reason to burn wet wood anyway, it's just pointless and no doubt someone will be along soon to tell me that all coal is being banned so I can't use it even though I don't and use smokeless multi fuel imitation coal.

    Last day today for me so tidying up some bits and getting a hair cut.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,318 Lives Here
    Morning folks,
    But not for long and it probably won't be when I finish typing this. Today being Fryday I will be attempting to eat my own weight in fried pig, no pineapples. Pizza tonight, again with no pineapple. Pineapple on pizza is an abhorration. I think I spelt that right so why is it underlined in red?
    I had hayfever as a kid and still do, difference being I didn't give a stuff and just ran around with a snotty nose. As a teenager I knew it was hayfever. I had a few friends with asthma so is Oxo so old they didn't know what asthma was? But I grew up in London so it may have been more prevalent, not that I know where Oxo grew up or how old he is.
    But it's known that asthma is on the rise and also obesity rates. I don't know the figures but there are more diesel vehicles now than there were when I was a kid and I believe a diesel is still worse for most emissions than a petrol engine. In Europe the focus was solely on carbon which is only one problem.
    Wobbled in this morning having been lazy yesterday, cold and a touch blowy but at least it was dry.
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 4,648
    Showery and cooler today. Miscellaneous meh tasks including grocery shopping and more.

  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,586
    step83 said:

    oxoman said:

    Step your forgetting we will need millions of hamsters and hamster wheel generators for powering said milk floats. We will also need big gardens for the coils required for heat pumps or mega deep drilling rigs for compact ones in small gardens. Another alternative is we go back hundreds of years and live and work locally and eat only seasonal food grown locally of course.

    Can you stop talking sense please, you'll upset the Millennial's and their avocado based needs.

    Thinking about it, I'm not doing to bad on seasonal foods, pancakes are seasonal...
    Sod that lot. Which reminds me, must take my 4 wheeled V-sign to the tree huggers for a spin tomorrow, just for the fun of it. After all, the sooner the world runs out of oil, the sooner we'll have to drive milk floats, right? >:)

    I cycled into the office today, so I'm now hugging a tree while deciding what to stuff my face with. Decisions, decisions...
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  • step83step83 Posts: 3,668
    oxoman said:

    Step, I'm definitely not talking sense. I come from an era of coal fires, garden bonfires, no recycling, lead in petrol, diesels where really dirty back then, no auto chokes or dpf filters or catalytic converters, lead based paint. Walking to school tasting the petrol in the air from manual car chokes left out. No internet or mobile phones. Surprisingly I never knew anyone who had asthma until I was 18. What's changed.

    mmm four star. An you'd have known you had asthma if you have the internet, you could have used webMD an been told you had stage 18 cancer! Probably actually consumption but who knows.

    Stevo, I hope your tree is ethically sourced and was asked if it identified as a tree and was OK with being in an office. I may take the dieselgate for a drive at the weekend, I dont fancy trying to carry fence posts on a bike. Could be a new sport though, bicycle jousting...

    On allergies and obesity, I really don't recall either being too much of an issue at school, OK there was always someone who was a bit chubby or had an allergy to say dogs, but theres a girl here whos that allergic to oranges you can't peel one round her as the smell gives her a reaction, boggles the mind how these people survive. Saying that I can't digest lactose, technically speaking thats not an allergy but its still classed as one.

    Homer, coals being phased out Feb next year, well for residential I think, so no more bagged coal as a last resort unless you keep one stashed. There a shop in the next village scuppered its literally all he sells.
    An wet wood, yeah never use it, clogs everything up an burns badly, I think they are on mainly about the net bags of wood you can pick up. The compressed burner blocks with the hole in middle are find as is seasoned wood.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,586
    edited 21 February
    step83 said:


    Stevo, I hope your tree is ethically sourced and was asked if it identified as a tree and was OK with being in an office. I may take the dieselgate for a drive at the weekend, I dont fancy trying to carry fence posts on a bike. Could be a new sport though, bicycle jousting...

    Step, I've decided I'm going to self-identify as a multi-millionaire celebrity, so I can rock up to George Clooney's mansion on the shores of Lake Como and stay in it this weekend.

    As for diesels, hope you're not trying to sell it anytime soon. Can't seem to give them away based on my experience when I sold my old oil burner last year.
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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,333
    V68 east midlands based and born in 65. My walk to school used to be along a road known as the a50 then downgraded but was main road between brum and leicester prior to the A42/M42. Bumper to bumper petrol and diesel fumes at school time.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,067
    Far too much work for a Friday from home. Laptop lid is nearly closed, just waiting for some censored to come through.

    Later is into town as the kids are at mothers
  • step83step83 Posts: 3,668
    Stevo_666 said:

    step83 said:


    Stevo, I hope your tree is ethically sourced and was asked if it identified as a tree and was OK with being in an office. I may take the dieselgate for a drive at the weekend, I dont fancy trying to carry fence posts on a bike. Could be a new sport though, bicycle jousting...

    Step, I've decided I'm going to self-identify as a multi-millionaire celebrity, so I can rock up to George Clooney's mansion on the shores of Lake Como and stay in it this weekend.

    As for diesels, hope you're not trying to sell it anytime soon. Can't seem to give them away based on my experience when I sold my old oil burner last year.
    I think we should all do that, no one will notice I'm sure.

    No I'll be keeping mine for a good few years yet, its not even ran in properly, its a 59 plate with 82k on it! I'll get ride when tax/fuel/running costs get too much. Not sure what as yet, will be smaller than the estate I have now though.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,586
    oxoman said:

    V68 east midlands based and born in 65.

    Yay, you're older than us (just) :p
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  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 5,898
    edited 21 February
    Stevo_666 said:

    oxoman said:

    V68 east midlands based and born in 65.

    Yay, you're older than us (just) :p
    Who is this 'us' of whom you speak?

    Anyway, a good day as had much better than expected review with consultant in the ever excellent Oxford Eye Hospital on this ongoing retinal issue. Feared bad news, got a thumbs up, is improving. A further set of injections to come, see if can get the body to finally repair itself. Now into my 4th year of treatments. Love your NHS people; don't let the fascists damage it.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,318 Lives Here
    Stevo_666 said:

    oxoman said:

    V68 east midlands based and born in 65.

    Yay, you're older than us (just) :p
    That’s what I was thinking. Not enough difference for statistical variation but enough that we can extract the urine in about 5 years ;)
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,333
    Why, jealous I'll be retired 7yrs earlier than most. Already working what feels like part-time at times as well.
    Good news O, I'm squeamish over my eyes having had foreign objects removed so you've really been through it.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,586
    oxoman said:

    Why, jealous I'll be retired 7yrs earlier than most. Already working what feels like part-time at times as well.
    Good news O, I'm squeamish over my eyes having had foreign objects removed so you've really been through it.

    Not jealous, unless you get a really good quality Zimmer as a retirement pressie :)
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,586
    orraloon said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    oxoman said:

    V68 east midlands based and born in 65.

    Yay, you're older than us (just) :p
    Who is this 'us' of whom you speak?

    Anyway, a good day as had much better than expected review with consultant in the ever excellent Oxford Eye Hospital on this ongoing retinal issue. Feared bad news, got a thumbs up, is improving. A further set of injections to come, see if can get the body to finally repair itself. Now into my 4th year of treatments. Love your NHS people; don't let the fascists damage it.
    Good luck, but don't knock BUPA ;)
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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,333
    Stevo, as long as it's got decent wheels I won't care. I'll get some borgs on it and definitely no motor.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,067
    In a random bar (henry tudors for the geeks) and unexpectedly some distant family friends are the live band, anyone know if it’s Ben or Tim playing the keyboard
  • awaveyawavey Posts: 2,368
    asthma wasnt diagnosed, though some would argue it still isnt properly, as readily as it is now, Ive had it since I was born,but I was well into my later teens before I was even prescribed an inhaler to use, my parents were always told I just had colic or she'll just grow out of it and ignore it. fortunately its only ever been a mild/moderate, so it just meant I was always last in sports,along with the fat kids, so yeah they existed too, rather than really life threatening
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,333
    Both my eldest lad and now not so mini oxo where diagnosed with asthma at an early age and both had inhalers. Didn't stop them doing anything physical. Eldest was junior world champion at tkd at one stage played sports for school Tec. Youngest swam competitively, also tkd to a high level and currently football. They luckily no longer require inhalers. Not sure if partly caused by OH asthma and they were both early babies so steroids used to ensure lungs developed quicker. Both lads are going to be six footers and slim unlike me, I'm shortest in the house now. Only thing is eldest suffers from hayfever like his mum. Just makes you think sometimes we've become to clean, sanitized and soft hence the problems people seem to suffer nowadays. Nearly forget to say better educated and informed as well.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,318 Lives Here
    oxoman said:

    Why, jealous I'll be retired 7yrs earlier than most.

    Not in the slightest, tongue was firmly in cheek. 3 years makes censored all difference at our age.

  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,333
    :*
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
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