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by stewamax
November 12th, 2019, 4:06 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Plumbing - How Do I Disconnect These Fittings?
Replies: 11
Views: 345

Re: Plumbing - How Do I Disconnect These Fittings?

Hep 2 O fittings are excellent. Some of the other makes of plastic fittings are less so. Note that some fittings – ‘solvent weld’ fittings - are impossible to take apart without cutting them off. The fitting and pipe (or other fitting) are coated in ‘solvent cement’ and pushed together. The ‘cement’...
by stewamax
November 12th, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: On wine
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: On wine

laladonny wrote:I tried cooking with wine last night.

The result can be a bit runny, but I can recommend cooking with meat, fish, vegetables, eggs and so on.
by stewamax
November 11th, 2019, 9:41 pm
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: Christmas Adverts
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Re: Christmas Adverts

Don't bank on it: I'd bet that if you look carefully you will find Easter eggs and hot cross buns already on sale (and these may be for Easter 2021...)
by stewamax
November 8th, 2019, 2:06 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: USA V China
Replies: 39
Views: 2398

Re: USA V China

<hypothetical> In a very few years’ time, a shady individual with an ill-gotten fortune to ‘invest’ ploughs it into a quantum computer dedicated to factorising large numbers into constituent primes. He/she then offers such factorisation as a chargeable service over the internet: “Large numbers facto...
by stewamax
November 8th, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: Groans R Us
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Re: Groans R Us

:lol: :lol:
by stewamax
November 7th, 2019, 5:02 pm
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: Deep in space
Replies: 2
Views: 358

Re: Deep in space

- 30 seconds of silence - several clicks - noise of distant call centre -“Hello – my name is Cedric*. Is that Mr Spacecraft-Chandrayaan? I am from the technical department of India Telecom. We have reports that your computer has a virus…. - loud BOOM - are you there Mr Spacecraft-Chandrayaan?? * I a...
by stewamax
November 7th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: No comment ...
Replies: 3
Views: 324

No comment ...

From The Times today Nov 7th:
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster, said that Catholics in England and Wales had been struggling to cope with the presence of evil embodied in its members
by stewamax
November 5th, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Paddy McGuinness
Replies: 40
Views: 1245

Re: Paddy McGuinness

My wife has great difficulty walking .... Additionally, the wider space offered by a disabled parking bay is essential as she needs the car door fully open to be able to swing her legs out, so parking in standard spaces is challenging. My wife has a Blue Badge. She can - slowly - walk the length of...
by stewamax
November 3rd, 2019, 10:06 am
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Will advice
Replies: 41
Views: 1613

Re: Will advice

One possible way of dealing with the problem is to leave your estate to trustees and create a form of discretionary trust, accompanied by a letter of wishes.What your Will would effectively say is "I give my estate to my executors, Tom and Mary, on trust to distribute it to the following chari...
by stewamax
October 30th, 2019, 2:29 pm
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: Kids
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: Kids

Sutch wrote:My wife and I decided that we don't want to have children.We'll be telling them tonight at dinner.

Why waste an opportunity? Young children are quite tasty if spit-roasted slowly with garlic.
METHOD
Put child on rotisserie.
Spit on him/her.
by stewamax
October 30th, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Outlook changing fonts
Replies: 2
Views: 473

Re: Outlook changing fonts

Try:
File => Options =>Mail
Under Compose messages, click Editor options on the RHS then click Advanced
Under ‘Cut, copy and paste’ / ‘Pasting from other programs’ select ‘Merge formatting’
Click the OK button
by stewamax
October 29th, 2019, 9:13 pm
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: Remember 12th December 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 427

Re: Remember 12th December 2019

Isn't that the day all the Lords are Leaping?
by stewamax
October 29th, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: Bitter Lemons
Topic: Bloody teachers, or schools!
Replies: 20
Views: 1454

Re: Bloody teachers, or schools!

But perhaps the teachers can spell, although these days they may well think it doesn't matter. In passing, the posts in the preceding thread contain: recieving =>receiving childs options => child’s options probaly => probably criptic => cryptic carrers => careers hand't => hadn’t Hmmm...
by stewamax
October 26th, 2019, 3:50 pm
Forum: Books and Reading
Topic: The Ladybird book of whom......???
Replies: 5
Views: 1059

Re: The Ladybird book of whom......???

I noticed today in Tesco's library the Ladybird book of Donald Trump! Obviously sarcastic, derisive and amazed at how he got where he is.... At £8 too expensive to buy on a whim Perhaps the price stays high because of scarcity: like Cardinal Wolsey and Bishop Tunstall acting on the orders of Henry ...
by stewamax
October 26th, 2019, 2:47 pm
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: Pronunciation
Replies: 0
Views: 394

Pronunciation

[During Current Affairs lesson on the State Opening of Parliament]
Teacher: “And on Her Majesty’s right is her Lord Great Chamberlain Lord Cholmondeley, which as you all know is pronounced Chumley”
Pupil: “Then why isn't Bottomley pronounced Bumley?”
by stewamax
October 26th, 2019, 2:16 pm
Forum: Family Matters
Topic: Spelling
Replies: 23
Views: 950

Re: Spelling

At a slightly earlier age, when children are learning to read, the rhythms and intonations of spoken English are also absorbed as well as correct spelling. When read aloud, the books of Julia Donaldson ( The Gruffalo , The Highway Rat and so on) and Theodor (Dr) Seuss that are full of both simple rh...
by stewamax
October 26th, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: Sad
Replies: 0
Views: 362

Sad

[From The Times Oct 25th]
The Office for National Statistics told the people of Corby, Northamptonshire this week that they were officially living in "Britain's unhappiest place".
Responding to the news, residents said they were "sad to hear it"
by stewamax
October 26th, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Second Hand Goods
Replies: 30
Views: 1956

Re: Second Hand Goods

Certain model trains can be more fruitful As a child I had some O-gauge Bassett-Lowke locos and carriages on a largish (for a small boy) circular track almost the length of our garage. Derailments were so common (bad track assembly) and stoppages almost as common (the electric motors were in the te...
by stewamax
October 25th, 2019, 3:50 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: The new world of work...
Replies: 8
Views: 480

Re: The new world of work...

bungeejumper wrote: "a little winter warmer"

The hospitable lady was only offering you a little stiffener perhaps?
by stewamax
October 25th, 2019, 1:20 pm
Forum: Drink
Topic: Sauvignon Blanc offer
Replies: 0
Views: 483

Sauvignon Blanc offer


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