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by DiamondEcho
August 3rd, 2019, 10:21 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Quote of the day
Replies: 164
Views: 10483

Re: Quote of the day

'You tend to get out of life what you expect.'
by DiamondEcho
July 30th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: Drink
Topic: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now
Replies: 696
Views: 44201

Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

I have now tried Wychwood's Hobgoblin, Hobgoblin Gold, Hobgoblin IPA and King Goblin. I have yet to see Black Wych porter or Imperial Red. The standout winner by a long chalk is Hobgoblin IPA . King Goblin is pleasant - tastes like a stronger version of Hobgoblin.... I don't mind 'stronger versions...
by DiamondEcho
July 27th, 2019, 8:59 pm
Forum: Music, Theatre, TV and Film
Topic: Just Some Nice Music Thread Here...Post it Here...
Replies: 378
Views: 24757

Re: Just Some Nice Music Thread Here...Post it Here...

Black Sabbath - "Paranoid" Belgium 1970
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qanF-91aJo

Pretty remarkable quality given it's near as 50 years old....
by DiamondEcho
July 26th, 2019, 9:03 pm
Forum: Drink
Topic: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now
Replies: 696
Views: 44201

Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

I am told that that the brewery also make a variety of white-label beers for Lidl. I must investigate... Labelled under the Hatherwood brand. cf. Uniformly poor>very poor, apart from one line that was above average, and the lower price didn't compensate for the lower quality of any of them. I bough...
by DiamondEcho
July 16th, 2019, 9:00 pm
Forum: Music, Theatre, TV and Film
Topic: Crazy Rich Asians.
Replies: 5
Views: 1389

Re: Crazy Rich Asians.

Its a love story. Essentially, poor girl meets rich boy. Full of mega rich elitest Singaporians with very posh English accents, six packs, servants, ridiculous shopping habits and a grudge against the commoner in their misdst. ... Sounds entirely authentic to me ;) Having lived there (full househol...
by DiamondEcho
July 16th, 2019, 8:08 pm
Forum: Drink
Topic: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now
Replies: 696
Views: 44201

Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

Tried Wychwood's bottled Hobgoblin IPA for the first time at the weekend. Quite impressed! Must look out for their Hobgoblin Gold and compare the two. Their unpasteurised Dr Thirsty's looks interesting too, but I haven't seen it on display. ... and their 6.6% King Goblin ['lol'], a bit of a solid p...
by DiamondEcho
July 6th, 2019, 1:37 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Quote of the day
Replies: 164
Views: 10483

Re: Quote of the day

Some Juncker quotes: On Greece's economic meltdown in 2011 "When it becomes serious, you have to lie." On EU monetary policy "I'm ready to be insulted as being insufficiently democratic, but I want to be serious ... I am for secret, dark debates" On British calls for a referendum...
by DiamondEcho
June 23rd, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Quote of the day
Replies: 164
Views: 10483

Re: Quote of the day

“Consensus seems to be the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies. So it is something in which no one believes and to which no one objects.” - Margaret Thatcher
by DiamondEcho
June 13th, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: 'Yellow Pages' category for terrace cleaning/jet-washing?
Replies: 5
Views: 2110

'Yellow Pages' category for terrace cleaning/jet-washing?

I have a roof terrace that's been neglected by tenants for years and looks a dump. It's suffering from moss/lichen and some weeds and needs a thorough clean. It's tiled in 45*45Cm course-textured concrete tiles, with brick parapet wall topped with concrete coping stones. It's small, about 3*4M. I wa...
by DiamondEcho
June 4th, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Can this chair delivery fit into my home?
Replies: 9
Views: 2566

Can this chair delivery fit into my home?

I've recently ordered a chair for home delivery and belatedly thought I better just make 200% sure there will be no issues getting it into our home. I hadn't thought of it beforehand as I've previously had notably larger items delivered but since this is a custom order (ie upholstery of my choosing ...
by DiamondEcho
June 3rd, 2019, 5:28 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Quote of the day
Replies: 164
Views: 10483

Re: Quote of the day

Jonathan Aitken - 'It is a symbol of our national political decline that so many who have achieved so little should now be striving for the highest office'
by DiamondEcho
June 3rd, 2019, 4:35 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Quote of the day
Replies: 164
Views: 10483

Re: Quote of the day

Donald Trump on London mayor Sadiq Khan - "He's the twin" of New York City mayor Bill de Blasio, "except shorter."
by DiamondEcho
May 31st, 2019, 7:47 pm
Forum: International & Expat Investors
Topic: Leaving UK to avoid a Corbyn government!?
Replies: 59
Views: 4280

Re: Leaving UK to avoid a Corbyn government!?

.... And Loot, how do you suggest Joe average gets his assets 'overseas'?
by DiamondEcho
May 23rd, 2019, 9:15 pm
Forum: Music, Theatre, TV and Film
Topic: Songs you'd prefer to NEVER hear again.
Replies: 46
Views: 1277

Re: Songs you'd prefer to NEVER hear again.

Off the top of my head, Anita Bell 'You can ring my bell'. ... Going back even further, we had a horrific activity at Infant/Junior school called, I think, Music and Movement, and I sometimes hear the music from those lessons. The only one I vaguely remember by name is '.... and his dancing bear.' ...
by DiamondEcho
May 18th, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread
Replies: 765
Views: 49787

Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

Fascinating, as usual, and as usual I found myself going to Wiki/Google to learn more. I'd never heard of a 'Toon tree' and thought it a colloquialism, but it's not, it's from Asia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toona_sinensis My first impression (before seeing the caption) of the carved pine tree wa...
by DiamondEcho
May 18th, 2019, 1:12 pm
Forum: Music, Theatre, TV and Film
Topic: Songs you'd prefer to NEVER hear again.
Replies: 46
Views: 1277

Songs you'd prefer to NEVER hear again.

The radio is on in the kitchen, I just walked in and caught the opening bars of Billy Joel's Uptown Girl. I've recently been thinking about the situation of hearing a song and feeling instantly repelled. For me it's usually: - Something I've heard SOOO many times before, often across several decades...
by DiamondEcho
May 16th, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: 'Home delivery' to home/flat or building?
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Re: 'Home delivery' to home/flat or building?

@UncleEb - Thanks for that, it does seem a bit of a grey area perhaps open to being interpreted by the lazy or those running late. Yours seems something of a parallel situation to mine. They could bring a delivery to the boundary of the house and any attached grounds but not across it, ie not within...
by DiamondEcho
May 15th, 2019, 5:58 pm
Forum: Drink
Topic: Blind tasting of 2 good beers, side by side.
Replies: 5
Views: 680

Re: Blind tasting of 2 good beers, side by side.

ps. To add a deeply 'retentive' variable into the £/pint calc, I just noticed, the Greene King bottle is 568ml, the Fuller's 1845 is 500ml. At this point I'm downing tools as I've just poured a pint of the former. Cheers!
by DiamondEcho
May 15th, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: Drink
Topic: Blind tasting of 2 good beers, side by side.
Replies: 5
Views: 680

Re: Blind tasting of 2 good beers, side by side.

Hehe... being of a 'retentive' nature I had briefly mused a £/point stat :lol: The result was a genuine surprise to me, the opposite of what I anticipated. I've enjoyed quite a bit of 1845 and had expected that one to romp home the easy winner. Yet if the GK's head had have formed and held better* i...
by DiamondEcho
May 15th, 2019, 12:42 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: 'Home delivery' to home/flat or building?
Replies: 4
Views: 421

'Home delivery' to home/flat or building?

I live in a flat in a house made up of 5 flats. My flat is 1st floor, 2 flights of stairs up, relatively simple for London. We've had quite a few deliveries recently, from groceries to furniture. Different drivers seem to consider their responsibility varies, a couple have brought the goods up the s...

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