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by Wildrover
Fri May 17, 2024 10:46 am
Forum: Debating Chamber
Topic: Rishi Sunak priorities
Replies: 91
Views: 6737

Rishi Sunak priorities

We know how it goes with Labour though - there will be tax increases for higher earners and those with savings and high limits will be put in place when it's introduced so it only affects "the few" but those limits never increase so every year more and more people get dragged into the high...
by Wildrover
Fri May 17, 2024 10:26 am
Forum: Quizzes & Questions
Topic: Picture Quiz
Replies: 10
Views: 72

Picture Quiz

It's Sleeping Beauty, Bagpuss, a drunk line judge at Wimbledon in the 60s and probably Rip Van Winkle but other than being sleepyheads I don't see the connection..
by Wildrover
Fri May 17, 2024 10:17 am
Forum: Stop Press
Topic: Royal Mail Rubbish
Replies: 10
Views: 743

Royal Mail Rubbish

You're right of course OC - I must have been still thinking of NVIDIA prices. To be honest I just look at the overall value of my holding rather than the actual share price and I'm 20% down on Saga compared with 4 years ago. It is a rollercoaster though - in 2022 my ISAs dropped almost 20% because I...
by Wildrover
Thu May 16, 2024 5:40 pm
Forum: Stop Press
Topic: Royal Mail Rubbish
Replies: 10
Views: 743

Royal Mail Rubbish

Royal Mail has worked OK for me in a small way. I bought the original offering allowance about 10 years ago at £3.30 and sold them in 2015 at a little over £5 (though they had been as high as £6 so I missed the peak). You were only allowed about £700 when they were offered so I only made around £300...
by Wildrover
Mon May 13, 2024 5:39 pm
Forum: Quizzes & Questions
Topic: Tough 1 (11 May)
Replies: 7
Views: 62

Tough 1 (11 May)

2. I suspect this is a different spelling of the McNaughton rules which are used in court cases to determine whether someone is not guilty for reasons of insanity
by Wildrover
Mon May 13, 2024 5:15 pm
Forum: Quizzes & Questions
Topic: Tough 2 (12 May)
Replies: 7
Views: 52

Tough 2 (12 May)

9. Songs by bands with colours in their names forming a rainbow: Simply Red, Orange Juice, Yello, Green Day, Blue, don't know the last two. 14. These are the official 'centres" of London, Paris, Rome and Beijing from which distances to other cities are measured 15. Stolypin was an early 20th Ce...
by Wildrover
Mon May 13, 2024 4:54 pm
Forum: Sound & Vision
Topic: Eurovision!
Replies: 10
Views: 139

Eurovision!

I didn't like the Swiss song or the singer's outfit but there's no doubt their flag is a big plus.. :rofl
by Wildrover
Mon May 13, 2024 4:43 pm
Forum: Stop Press
Topic: Northern Lights last night, wow!
Replies: 12
Views: 112

Northern Lights last night, wow!

We saw them on Friday for about 20 minutes but they looked quite unimpressive until viewed through the camera. As OCC will know the views in Iceland are somewhat more spectacular - the most beautiful I've seen are at a place called Kirkjufell Mountain - you can find photos online..
by Wildrover
Fri May 10, 2024 12:35 pm
Forum: The Coffeeshop
Topic: May the fourth be with you
Replies: 32
Views: 406

May the fourth be with you

I always liked Zizzi but the one in Hitchin closed down - certainly I'd be happy to eat any of the food pictured especially the prawns and OC's mushrooms. We had a proper old fashioned kids meal of burger, beans and chips last night but II made a small addition which worked surprisingly well. I grat...
by Wildrover
Fri May 10, 2024 12:16 pm
Forum: Travellers' Tales
Topic: US trip 2024
Replies: 7
Views: 54

US trip 2024

Ha ha - you're right Merry. I could never get a lobster out of its shell in one piece like that..
by Wildrover
Thu May 09, 2024 6:29 pm
Forum: Travellers' Tales
Topic: US trip 2024
Replies: 7
Views: 54

US trip 2024

The rooftop bar barrier is actually a lot sturdier than it looks and that was one of the better ones as it was almost 5 feet high. One that we went to had a barrier that was 4 feet high at the very most. We did have two very expensive meals but one of them at least was very memorable. The helicopter...
by Wildrover
Thu May 09, 2024 5:37 pm
Forum: Travellers' Tales
Topic: US trip 2024
Replies: 7
Views: 54

US trip 2024

Had to submit this in bits - guessing I exceeded the data limit... Things improved after that - a few days later we ate at the Golden Steer restaurant (frequented by Elvis and the Rat Pack in the 60s) and that meal was outstanding. We started with a Caesar Salad which was prepared at the table - it ...
by Wildrover
Thu May 09, 2024 5:34 pm
Forum: Travellers' Tales
Topic: US trip 2024
Replies: 7
Views: 54

US trip 2024

I finally got my stuff uploaded to iCloud so I have a few photos of my recent holiday - unfortunately I haven't figured out a site that hosts videos yet. We started out with 4 days in Austin, Texas and both starving on the first morning so started off our fortnight of overeating with Eggs Benedict a...
by Wildrover
Wed May 08, 2024 3:50 pm
Forum: Quizzes & Questions
Topic: Tough 1 (4 May)
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Tough 1 (4 May)

3. Red bull
by Wildrover
Thu May 02, 2024 2:03 pm
Forum: The Coffeeshop
Topic: May the fourth be with you
Replies: 32
Views: 406

May the fourth be with you

I've had a surprising amount of bumf through the door for these elections - a leaflet from all 4 candidates plus a letter from our MP. The Tories are going to get massacred natioinally but I wonder if that will happen in my town. It has been Tory for 50 years until last election when a Lib-Lab coali...
by Wildrover
Thu May 02, 2024 12:21 am
Forum: Stop Press
Topic: The English channel boat people and Ireland
Replies: 6
Views: 105

The English channel boat people and Ireland

This is goiing too get vicious - African countries are still breeding at 5 chidren per couple and as global warming takes hold there is no chance their countries are going to able to house them or feed them. It's a 2100 prblem - glad I won't be here. I would be closing the borders now but I acknowle...
by Wildrover
Tue Apr 30, 2024 1:47 pm
Forum: The Coffeeshop
Topic: April Showers Chatty Thread
Replies: 56
Views: 751

April Showers Chatty Thread

Furby wrote: Tue Apr 30, 2024 12:47 pm There was a sausage shop where you could see pigs by name and photo id and pick the one for your sausages seemed quite gruesome to me.
Eeek!! That seems completely morbid to me. I can't even face picking my lobster at fancy fish restaurants.
by Wildrover
Tue Apr 30, 2024 1:44 pm
Forum: Whinge and Cheer
Topic: A small moral dilemma
Replies: 5
Views: 63

A small moral dilemma

I think that is sound advice Furby and OC. I doubt they would claim on insurance as the excess is certain to be way more than replacing a name badge. I think my sympathetic attitude towards the boys stems from the fact that I used to be a prankster at the same age - I can remember this horrrible old...
by Wildrover
Tue Apr 30, 2024 10:16 am
Forum: Whinge and Cheer
Topic: A small moral dilemma
Replies: 5
Views: 63

A small moral dilemma

I'm lucky to live in a nice quiet cul de sac and the vast majority of my neighbours are lovely people, all but two houses being occupied by people aged 50+. The two exceptions are two couples around 40 both of whom have sons aged around 11 - they are nice kids and best friends. Around a year ago a c...
by Wildrover
Sun Apr 28, 2024 2:23 pm
Forum: The Coffeeshop
Topic: April Showers Chatty Thread
Replies: 56
Views: 751

April Showers Chatty Thread

Paddy is lucky to have neighbours as kind and diligent as you and Mr. M. I hope she has an easy recovery although at that age broken bones take a long time to heal..