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RE: Murray Walker RIP

I remember when Damon won and he got so emotional. Always had something special to say about James Hunt and Nigel too.

If ever a man was the voice of his sport, it was Murray Walker.

Condolences to his family and friends and belated thanks to he man himself.


The Champions on Talking Pictures TV

This classic series starts Sunday 7 March at 9pm. Enjoy! ☺️

Charity heads up, no look!

Apparently, if you're having a pre-Christmas clear out using Ebay and pick a charity to give some of the dosh to, Ebay will match your donation 5 times over. You hand over a fiver, Ebay gives £25, f'rinstance.

Oh, and Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals!

RE: [VIDEO] Tom and Jerry

At least it's the Quimby versions 😊

RE: I need a simple time lapse app

Thanks Pete, I'll check out Lapse.

It's not a video I want and apologies if I've not used the right term.

I just want a series of photos that I can cherry pick from to see the progress.

Up in 2 seconds...... there's sharpish!

I need a simple time lapse app

I'd like to be able to take a photo automatically every 10 minutes over an 8 hour period to see our new cabin being put up. Has anyone come across anything suitable? Oh, the cabin? It's what we saved by not going on holiday 😃

RE: The Biden Presidency 2021

Someone, take away the football!

Free Genesis and Marillion e magazines

at Classic Rock Prog

Bargain music lovers!

Not arf!

This item was edited on Saturday, 17th October 2020, 20:36

RE: New Ebay con

I'd leave an accurate review and then report to the police.

The twat will be making hundreds ripping people off like this.

I try and stick with 100% feedback sellers.

RE: Thardhe things you do

Yup, I'm sure we'll have saved a few hundred quid in labour.

I now have a hard flat sandy surface that looks like a 5 a side pitch for gnomes.

So pleased was SWMBO that we put the new patio table and chairs on it and had lunch, this before I muck it up with mortar and coastlines 😮

The things you do

Her indoors fancied being more her outdoors, with a summerhouse to be precise. She found one and liked, pent roof style because the chalet style ones had intruding roof trusses and got gonna be about 11 feet wide and 9 feet deep that's its footprint, with a 6 foot deep patio area across the front.

So far, so good.

Then came trying to get a landscaper to work the sloping garden where said chalet will be parked. You guessed. Nothing doing.

Enter YouTube. hard can it be?

Got a spade (to cut out the area of lawn).

Needed a shovel.

And a barrow. Wilko for the barrow and I got a nice (red) steel one with a pneumatic tyre - so much easier on the arms and back.

A helpful builder's yard calculated the amount of exploits needed - 4.5 tonnes. And sharp sand to level off - 1.5 tonnes.

Anyone likely to do the same, have the hard-core dropped onto 8 x 4 boards, so much easier to shovel up.

Then I hired a plate vibrator, or whacker as the tool hire shop would have it. the practical problem was getting the whacker out of my estate car and around the back of the house.They are bloody heavy! I'd picked up a dolly from Lidl of all places,  rated at 250kg carrying capacity. Even so, my son and I had to lift the beast from boot - thankfully my Avensis has a flat loading bay - to a small stool/table then to the dolly.....bend ze knees!

Of course, this enabled me to say,when asked by SWMBO what I was doing, to say was going to play outside with a dolly and a big vibrator.

So far, the sharp sand is packed down and reasonably level. Next weekend is patio laying. This because there is a 12 week wait for the building and we've decided that at least we'll have a patio area to use and I came by 50 odd 450mms square concrete slabs and then the building will sit on timbers to allow a bit of air to circulate.

Oh, and we've got one of those Ackerman-type little stoves to go in and I sourced a quadrant circle of paving to use as a hearth.

We are resigned that summer will be long gone by the time it is finished and so it has become the Christmas Cabin.

Not sure how much we've saved because no-one ever came to quote. It seems all the landscapers were catching up on work already booked before lockdown.

And no need for the gym. Just barrow 30 loads of hardcore!

It's kept me out of mischief.

This item was edited on Sunday, 6th September 2020, 08:42

BT wants 10 years to de-Huawei

You would not believe how many BT managers there are on £50k+ pa who would struggle to wire a plug, never mind understand the problem.

Why not put CGHQ in charge?

RE: Keir sacks Garth

Thunderbolts and lightning.......very, very frightening!

And to think, she was running for leadership. The mind boggles.

There'll be much thrusting of fists into cardigan pockets over this, mark my words.

This item was edited on Friday, 26th June 2020, 17:23

Keir sacks Garth

While Boris dithers over porngate.

RE: Browser change

Does it wear a compulsory beanie? 

I still haven't found want I'm looking for.

RE: SpaceX manned flight canceled till Saturday

Should be visible - I've arranged for the lads to hang a banner out the back........ Barnard Castle or bust.

RE: Little Richard has died

Of course, he invented Paul McCartney, viz., Oh! Darling.

Plus Linda bought Paul how jacket, so, I rest my case.

And not forgetting, Cliff and Keith and a royal was discovered under a Leicester car park.

See, ancestry is not that hard when you get into the swing.

All facts sourced from

This item was edited on Wednesday, 13th May 2020, 08:24

RE: Hello.

What's up, Doc?

RE: Coping with the lockdown

I'm a surgeon Jim, not a brick layer!

RE: Coping with the lockdown

Remember to wear rubber gloves if messing around with cement......not a good time to have to go to A&E with chemical burns.

RE: [VIDEO] Coping with the lockdown

That pesky Burt Lancaster

RIP Tim Brooke-Taylor

So sad to hear that TBT has succumbed to SARS.

He was always so funny on ISIHAC.

Condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.

There is going to be political hell to pay once things get closer to normal.

RE: Coping with the lockdown

Never mind thanking front line NHS staff.......Hunt and Hancock should be on their knees apologising for having buried Cygnus and failing to protect the NHS and the wider population by utterly failing to stock up on basic PPE.

The number one priority of any government is to protect the population chaps. Not to try and protect your tattered reputations.

And why has the BBC got all coy about it?

RE: Stuff to do.

I've just potted on 15 hollyhock plants grown from seed from last year's blooms with a £2 Wilko propagator on a windowsill. So, I reckon Chelsea next year. And I got inside and fixed a Sony cd/Bluetooth/USB kitchen player. Fixed with a couple of dabs of furniture polish. You beauty!

RE: All in a name

A Jeremy Hunt indeed.

All in a name

Many of us will remember the SARS pandemic in 2002.

So, although frontline NHS staff deserve immense respect for the awful conditions under which many are working......

......what about those 'very well paid senior managers' who, frankly, have failed to learn the lessons from 18 years ago?


'To be clear, Covid-19 refers to the disease. “Co” refers to corona, “vi” to virus, and “d” to disease. The virus that causes the disease is SARS-CoV-2, which was named by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses.

The “SARS” part of the name refers to the new coronavirus’ genetic link to the virus that caused the 2003 SARS outbreak. So one tests positive for SARS-CoV-2, not Covid-19, as it’s the virus and not the disease that does the infecting. The WHO lays out this distinction clearly on its website.

Maybe if the Government called this 'SARS 2', people would think, wait a minute, didn't this happen before??

Let's not kid ourselves that the current crisis is 'wholly unforseen'.

However, there appears to have been a woeful lack of planning and stockpiling of the sort of PPE that was needed for the earlier SARS epidemic.

One would almost think that the Government is trying to hoodwink the population into thinking this is all 'brand new'.

Still, at least if people are banging pots and pans on TV,no-one will think to ask awkward questions about the largely preventable risks to  which managers are now exposing frontline staff.

Alex Salmond cleared

Expect considerable fall out over this.

RE: Anyone got any lego?

I wonder if it will work with P45s?

RE: Genesis Tour Tickets

Leave it for the corporates who, after all, have all the albums. Just buy the blu ray and relax with a bottle of wine in front of the telly.