friday in an intangible spacetime froth

'ning

another delightfully mild start

ride cafes smidge of wfh bubbly
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,937
    Walk hounds, work snizzle, probably rest my legs and visit the pub for the first time this week 😳
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,214
    'Ning from me and my little friend.
  • beansnikpoh
    beansnikpoh Posts: 1,533
    thistle_ said:

    'Ning from me and my little friend.

    A tick?
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,214


    A tick?


    Now extracted and exterminated.
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,937
    Serves you right for living in wales 😂
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,693
    Morning Sauvages

    Rain and lots of it.
    Back to project rental it is then. If I said there was light at the end of the tunnel, would it tempt fate?
    What did you do to the critter to get rid Webboo - hot poker, blow torch, iron, acid or just a pair of pliers?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,512
    Morning folks,
    Another glorious day here, trying to find good reasons not to take wife and daughter to the outlet village, getting back in good time for a meal out with friends is the best I’ve come up with so far.
    Piña, pay attention, meet thistle and his former little friend. He used to hang around more often. Webboo doesn’t live in Wales.
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,424
    Good warm ride in - bit early for me but it blew away the cobwebs. Caffeine and pasty based refuelling now in progress :)

    Pinno - we use one of those 'tick twister' tools to get them off the hounds (a sort of small two pronged plastic fork with the prongs at angle). Not had to try it on myself so far, I don't seem to be tasty enough for them to have a go.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,512
    I lost. Me trying to reason with two women that had shopping in mind was only going to end one way.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,693

    Morning folks,
    Another glorious day here, trying to find good reasons not to take wife and daughter to the outlet village, getting back in good time for a meal out with friends is the best I’ve come up with so far.
    Piña, pay attention, meet thistle and his former little friend. He used to hang around more often. Webboo doesn’t live in Wales.

    T'was TLW who said Webboo lives in Wales.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,693
    Stevo_666 said:

    Good warm ride in - bit early for me but it blew away the cobwebs. Caffeine and pasty based refuelling now in progress :)

    Pinno - we use one of those 'tick twister' tools to get them off the hounds (a sort of small two pronged plastic fork with the prongs at angle). Not had to try it on myself so far, I don't seem to be tasty enough for them to have a go.

    In Kenya, they used this fire stick thingy. I think they called it a cigarette.
    De-ticking on dogs was a weekly thing.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,424

    I lost. Me trying to reason with two women that had shopping in mind was only going to end one way.

    Could have saved yourself some typing V - FTFY :)
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • webboo
    webboo Posts: 6,087
    edited June 2023

    Morning folks,
    Another glorious day here, trying to find good reasons not to take wife and daughter to the outlet village, getting back in good time for a meal out with friends is the best I’ve come up with so far.
    Piña, pay attention, meet thistle and his former little friend. He used to hang around more often. Webboo doesn’t live in Wales.

    Or currently don’t have any ticks, although in the past I’ve had them in worrying places.
    Anyhow morning.
    Currently waiting a call back from my health insurance in regard to tooth removal. 20 minutes on hold before I went call back. Now about an hour.
    Not sure how to start the day as no dogs to walk. Seems very quiet and even the cats are looking puzzled.
    Just had a call back and claim sorted. So I can now get on with doing nothing.
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,512
    pinno said:

    Morning folks,
    Another glorious day here, trying to find good reasons not to take wife and daughter to the outlet village, getting back in good time for a meal out with friends is the best I’ve come up with so far.
    Piña, pay attention, meet thistle and his former little friend. He used to hang around more often. Webboo doesn’t live in Wales.

    T'was TLW who said Webboo lives in Wales.
    Thistle posted a picture of a tick, TLW replied to that. Webboo hasn't posted yet.
    Put your spectacles on old man 🤓
    Unless you're referring to a post from another day in which case I apologise unreservedly as my memory isn't what it was
  • webboo
    webboo Posts: 6,087
    No I don’t live in Wales. I have been there many times but never got a tick unless one in a climbing guide book counts.
  • beansnikpoh
    beansnikpoh Posts: 1,533
    Definitely thistle with a tick.

    My dog picks them up in Exmoor. She gets the spot treatment, like for fleas, so some of them just fall off dead, but we've had to dig a few out with the tool.
  • homers_double
    homers_double Posts: 8,109
    Curry and beer is still repeating. Newly opened restaurant did well and will get a repeat visit no doubt.
    Then there was wine...
    Just booked a wine tasting and lunch day out whilst we're in Italy (yes I'm going on holiday)
    Might try and be good tonight.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • Munsford0
    Munsford0 Posts: 632
    We had a very fluffy border collie who used to collect ticks regularly in the long grass when it was warm and wet (lot of deer round here) Frontline may have had some effect on them but I was forever removing them looking quite full and still waving their legs. Became quite adept at twisting the buggers out quickly using just fingers.
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,493

    Curry and beer is still repeating. Newly opened restaurant did well and will get a repeat visit no doubt.
    Then there was wine...
    Just booked a wine tasting and lunch day out whilst we're in Italy (yes I'm going on holiday)
    Might try and be good tonight.

    Skiing?
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,493
    Happy Friday everyone! 🍷 🍹 🍸

    Gorgeous day, not too blazing, a little breeze, perfect.

    The nights are drawing in, soon be winter.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,512
    Holidays and wine are a fine idea HD.
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,424

    pinno said:

    Morning folks,
    Another glorious day here, trying to find good reasons not to take wife and daughter to the outlet village, getting back in good time for a meal out with friends is the best I’ve come up with so far.
    Piña, pay attention, meet thistle and his former little friend. He used to hang around more often. Webboo doesn’t live in Wales.

    T'was TLW who said Webboo lives in Wales.
    Thistle posted a picture of a tick, TLW replied to that. Webboo hasn't posted yet.
    Put your spectacles on old man 🤓
    Unless you're referring to a post from another day in which case I apologise unreservedly as my memory isn't what it was
    Maybe Pinno thinks the oldies in BB need to stick together? :)
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • homers_double
    homers_double Posts: 8,109
    seanoconn said:

    Curry and beer is still repeating. Newly opened restaurant did well and will get a repeat visit no doubt.
    Then there was wine...
    Just booked a wine tasting and lunch day out whilst we're in Italy (yes I'm going on holiday)
    Might try and be good tonight.

    Skiing?
    No, 1) It's summer and 2) my ACL hasn't grown back after the last time.
    Off to our house on Lake Como.

    Holidays and wine are a fine idea HD.

    They certainly are! As we're driving over I might sneak a few bottles in the back of the truck. It should be good for a few hundred or so :D
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • Wheelspinner
    Wheelspinner Posts: 6,593
    Wet, wet, wet today. Good thing we finished the outdoorsy jobs yesterday. Slept in, stayed indoors, lit the fire .

    I did manage a turbo ride this arvo in the shed, then dinner out with friends at pub.
    Open One+ BMC TE29 Seven 622SL On One Scandal Cervelo RS
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,512

    seanoconn said:

    Curry and beer is still repeating. Newly opened restaurant did well and will get a repeat visit no doubt.
    Then there was wine...
    Just booked a wine tasting and lunch day out whilst we're in Italy (yes I'm going on holiday)
    Might try and be good tonight.

    Skiing?
    No, 1) It's summer and 2) my ACL hasn't grown back after the last time.
    Off to our house on Lake Como.

    Holidays and wine are a fine idea HD.

    They certainly are! As we're driving over I might sneak a few bottles in the back of the truck. It should be good for a few hundred or so :D
    We're 5 up in the car on the way back so might be tight on space, should manage a few though. We pass near Lake Como on the way back. Turn off the motorway at Bergamo and cross country towards Chiasso rather than face Milan traffic.
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,885

    seanoconn said:

    Curry and beer is still repeating. Newly opened restaurant did well and will get a repeat visit no doubt.
    Then there was wine...
    Just booked a wine tasting and lunch day out whilst we're in Italy (yes I'm going on holiday)
    Might try and be good tonight.

    Skiing?
    No, 1) It's summer and 2) my ACL hasn't grown back after the last time.
    Off to our house on Lake Como.

    Holidays and wine are a fine idea HD.

    They certainly are! As we're driving over I might sneak a few bottles in the back of the truck. It should be good for a few hundred or so :D
    Aye now, remember that Brexshit bonus of allowances - 18l pp wine, 42l pp beers. Inbound to the dUK anyways. Have a good one.
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,512
    edited June 2023
    So am I allowed 90litres of wine and 210litres of beer? That might be a bit of a squeeze after 5 people and luggage. Should I pick my favourite child or just ditch the lad’s girlfriend. The latter is probably the safest option.
    Of course dropping a person reduces the allowance to 72 and 168 litres if my arithmetic is correct.
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,885
    Woah. The ChurnUps (mystery band) at Glasto are indeed the FooFighters. Live now! Bring on a long weekend.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,693

    pinno said:

    Morning folks,
    Another glorious day here, trying to find good reasons not to take wife and daughter to the outlet village, getting back in good time for a meal out with friends is the best I’ve come up with so far.
    Piña, pay attention, meet thistle and his former little friend. He used to hang around more often. Webboo doesn’t live in Wales.

    T'was TLW who said Webboo lives in Wales.
    Thistle posted a picture of a tick, TLW replied to that. Webboo hasn't posted yet.
    Put your spectacles on old man 🤓
    Unless you're referring to a post from another day in which case I apologise unreservedly as my memory isn't what it was
    Looking back over the post, I think it must have been the shell-shock of Thistle posting.
    ...or the gloss fumes.

    Fcuking painting and decorating.
    What did I say earlier? Silly me.
    Might be finished on Monday. (He says).
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,693
    orraloon said:

    Woah. The ChurnUps (mystery band) at Glasto are indeed the FooFighters. Live now! Bring on a long weekend.

    What?!
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!