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by merry
Sun May 19, 2024 10:33 am
Forum: Quizzes & Questions
Topic: Tough 2 19 May
Replies: 2
Views: 18

Tough 2 19 May

What links: 9 Bummalo; out first ball; Pacific burrowing clam; toilet cleaner? 10 John Deydras; Lambert Simnel; Perkin Warbeck; Mary Baynton? 11 Calderdale, West Yorkshire and Nova Scotia, Canada? 12 The Night Manager; Conversations with Friends; Notes on a Conditional Form? 13 Leda; Nut; Rebecca; R...
by merry
Sat May 18, 2024 9:44 am
Forum: Quizzes & Questions
Topic: Tough 1 (18 May)
Replies: 4
Views: 31

Tough 1 (18 May)

1 The OED’s first citation for “video game” mentions which Atari product? 2 Which river has Damietta and Rosetta branches? 3 Who were bribed in the 1950s payola scandal? 4 Which poet was nicknamed the White Myth of Amherst? 5 What athletics world record has stood at 7291 since 1988? 6 Which PM was ...
by merry
Sat May 18, 2024 9:43 am
Forum: Quizzes & Questions
Topic: Tough 2 (12 May)
Replies: 7
Views: 52

Tough 2 (12 May)

5/7 Loved the way the 'anna' question got puzzled out with teamwork! 9 Musical artist rainbow colours: Simply Red; Orange Juice; Yello; Green Day; Blue; Indigo Girls; Tessa Violet. 10 Punt definitions. 11 Chicago Seven activists on trial in 1969. 12 Books by Polish authors: Ryszard Kapuscinski; Olga...
by merry
Sat May 18, 2024 9:37 am
Forum: Quizzes & Questions
Topic: Tough 1 (11 May)
Replies: 7
Views: 62

Tough 1 (11 May)

Very good indeed - full house!! :clapping


1 King Arthur and Guinevere.
2 Insanity.
3 Bessie Smith.
4 Aramaic (scholarly consensus).
5 Deal or No Deal.
6 Christmas Day.
7 Bittern.
8 Seven Years’ war.
by merry
Sat May 18, 2024 9:34 am
Forum: Quizzes & Questions
Topic: Picture Quiz
Replies: 10
Views: 72

Picture Quiz

Oh poor old Dot - how could you ever live that down! :blush :devil :rofl
by merry
Tue May 14, 2024 9:48 pm
Forum: Sound & Vision
Topic: Eurovision!
Replies: 10
Views: 139

Eurovision!

Wildrover wrote: Mon May 13, 2024 4:54 pm I didn't like the Swiss song or the singer's outfit but there's no doubt their flag is a big plus.. :rofl
:lol :lol :lol
by merry
Tue May 14, 2024 9:46 pm
Forum: Snapshots
Topic: Bittern
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Bittern

Oh my goodness, Eccles, what an amazing capture!
by merry
Tue May 14, 2024 9:45 pm
Forum: Hell's Kitchen
Topic: New air fryer
Replies: 9
Views: 117

New air fryer

The big complicated ones can be £100. I paid about £45 for mine. Jacket potatoes are another good one. Microwave for 20 mins or so first then airfry till soft inside and crisp out. Much quicker and cheaper than a big oven, and taste Ovened rather than Microwaved. How's it going with your airfryer, E...
by merry
Tue May 14, 2024 9:15 pm
Forum: The Coffeeshop
Topic: May the fourth be with you
Replies: 32
Views: 406

May the fourth be with you

Are the pizzas served on floor boards. Yes - or sliced railway sleepers, I couldn't tell which. :devil :lol I had to eat from a floorboard when we went to Tewkesbury Park for our brunch the other week. I acted like it was the most normal thing in the world and we eat from floorboards all the time. ...
by merry
Tue May 14, 2024 9:12 pm
Forum: Stop Press
Topic: Northern Lights last night, wow!
Replies: 12
Views: 111

Northern Lights last night, wow!

Interesting discussion! and I enjoyed hearing about Mum's Grand Tour of Iceland :hugs

Not a sniff of them for me again. I took a couple of hopeful pics but nothing :(

I can't believe how lucky Sam and Juliet are with them! :huh
by merry
Sun May 12, 2024 10:33 am
Forum: Quizzes & Questions
Topic: Tough 2 (12 May)
Replies: 7
Views: 52

Tough 2 (12 May)

What links: 9 Stars; Rip It Up; The Race; American Idiot; All Rise; Galileo; Crush? 10 Boat; bottle indentation; former currency; gamble; kick? 11 Davis; Dellinger; Froines; Hayden; Hoffman; Rubin; Weiner? 12 The Emperor; Flights; Snow White and Russian Red; Solaris? 13 Old Indian coin; heavenly foo...
by merry
Sat May 11, 2024 7:29 pm
Forum: Stop Press
Topic: Northern Lights last night, wow!
Replies: 12
Views: 111

Northern Lights last night, wow!

Yep there's a few loons on Twitter all right @themetallicmoon · 15h Climate change is crazy, cannot believe this is happening, this is not natural! I’m an aerospace engineer and astrophysicist. The northern lights are very shy and only like the cold; the fact that they are straying this far toward t...
by merry
Sat May 11, 2024 7:00 pm
Forum: Stop Press
Topic: Northern Lights last night, wow!
Replies: 12
Views: 111

Northern Lights last night, wow!

Imagine if its just me and merry left running the country. :bed :bed :devil [br] Eccles if you see that 'high cloud' again tonight, try pointing your camera at it! Juliet said at first they thought it was just high cloud in a pale sky they were looking at, but then realised that WAS the NLs, the Mi...
by merry
Sat May 11, 2024 10:01 am
Forum: Sound & Vision
Topic: Eurovision!
Replies: 10
Views: 139

Eurovision!

We seem to have got out of the habit of watching this which was a must-see every year, but no doubt we'll catch some of it.

Apparently the Dutch entry is in doubt owing to 'an incident backstage' (no details yet.)
by merry
Sat May 11, 2024 9:59 am
Forum: The Mill at Milton
Topic: Tom's Dad's Radio Show - extra chat tonight!
Replies: 12
Views: 941

Tom's Dad's Radio Show - extra chat tonight!

It's TONIGHT!

Hopefully some of us will pop in and out of chat, but D J Schochna has a little competition from the Eurovision tonight... no contest if you ask me :love
by merry
Sat May 11, 2024 9:35 am
Forum: Quizzes & Questions
Topic: Tough 1 (11 May)
Replies: 7
Views: 62

Tough 1 (11 May)

1 Which couple’s tomb was “discovered” at Glastonbury Abbey in 1191? 2 The M’Naghten rules are concerned with the legal definition of what? 3 Which singer was nicknamed the Empress of the Blues? 4 What was Jesus’s native language? 5 “The Banker – Himself” was a credit on which TV show? 6 What only ...
by merry
Sat May 11, 2024 9:34 am
Forum: Quizzes & Questions
Topic: Tough 2 (5 May)
Replies: 5
Views: 73

Tough 2 (5 May)

That's another full house!! a double-full-house week! WELL DONE HF GANG! :party 9 Sporting left-handers: cricket; golf; tennis; snooker. 10 Lost Tudor palaces. 11 Songs by virtual bands: Gorillaz; the Archies; Alvin and the Chipmunks. 12 Gave names to toys: Barbie and Ken; teddy bears. 13 New Year: ...
by merry
Sat May 11, 2024 9:23 am
Forum: Quizzes & Questions
Topic: Tough 1 (4 May)
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Tough 1 (4 May)

8/8 YES!!!!! :clapping

I'm with Daisy's Daughter - love that song! mind you, once you get it into your head...


1 Dark energy.
2 Joseph Conrad (after Polish and French).
3 Red Bull.
4 Sandi Toksvig.
5 Driverless taxis.
6 Turkey (after the US).
7 Wellerman.
8 Wasps.
by merry
Sat May 11, 2024 9:07 am
Forum: Stop Press
Topic: Northern Lights last night, wow!
Replies: 12
Views: 111

Northern Lights last night, wow!

Hmmmm....

I've suddenly remembered Day of the Triffids :rofl

I shall be OK as I turned down the chance to leave my comfy bed in the middle of the night and go out for the spectacle :D
by merry
Sat May 11, 2024 8:57 am
Forum: Stop Press
Topic: Northern Lights last night, wow!
Replies: 12
Views: 111

Northern Lights last night, wow!

Juliet took these in the middle of the night! Anyone else see any?


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