Search results

  1. escargot

    Ghosts: Real Or Just Our Imagination?

    I've told this one before but it's relevant here - My old dear was close to a sister in law when they were young women. The sister in law sadly died quite suddenly of a brain tumour, leaving small children, and Ma and the family were heartbroken. Several weeks on, Mother just couldn't get...
  2. escargot

    Ghosts: Real Or Just Our Imagination?

    Dunno though, I've sworn to ghost-moon certain acquaintances should they outlive me.
  3. escargot

    What Were You Doing Five Minutes Ago?

    One up the bum, no 'arm done.
  4. escargot

    What Were You Doing Five Minutes Ago?

    I was scrolling up the page and did a Scooby Doo-style scramble-scroll down again when I spotted that! :yay:
  5. escargot

    Strange Coincidences?

    I'm sorry you lost your father. Some years ago I decided to prune my collection of DM boots by giving some away. Three grateful recipients died within the year! The rest're now safely stashed under the stairs.
  6. escargot

    Who Agrees?

    How terrible for your family. You have my sympathy. But what happened there doesn't bear much resemblance to the experience of most divorced men.
  7. escargot

    Growing Old—Death Approaches!

    He may not know how old I am because it's not apparent on my feed. Well, he can't know I'm 60, surely! I summarily blocked him so no more 'Sexy Goddess' messages for me. Well, I say that but of course I showed Techy who thought it was hilarious to start calling me Sexy Goddess. FFS. It's...
  8. escargot

    Who Agrees?

    He's sorta spoken for.
  9. escargot

    How Old Are You?

    At 60, I'm often told I look younger. With little prompting I offer my secret - no smoking, a little drinking and LOTS of men.
  10. escargot

    Orgasmatron (Head Massager Device)

    Is that like Cat On A Hot Tin Roof but smaller?
  11. escargot

    British Politician John Smith Murdered?

    The famously unhealthy Scottish diet features every food known to Man deep fried, which is a world away from your quick run round the wok.
  12. escargot

    Stuff You've Just Bought

    A car boot sale purchase - two 'bed runners'. You put them along the end of your bed to keep your feet warm. Or just to make your bed look nice, I dunno. Anyway I bought two for £2 each, new in wrapping. Sitting under one now on t'sofa. Toasty!
  13. escargot

    Who Agrees?

    A BIT?
  14. escargot

    British Politician John Smith Murdered?

    That's about the size of it. Well, maybe a pack or two of Fun-Size.
  15. escargot

    Growing Old—Death Approaches!

    Ohhh YUSSSS, he's getting ALL that and more!
  16. escargot

    Who Agrees?

    Tch, men, there's no pleasing them.
  17. escargot

    Toilet Talk

    Many medical students do a stint as CA before training. It gives them pocket money and hands-on experience and looks great on the CV. I met quite a few at work in hospitals and care homes. They'd all agree it was an eye-opener! Many older people who're becoming infirm have nice presents like...
  18. escargot

    Growing Old—Death Approaches!

    Yup, that bow - I look like I'm just BEGGING for it. I told him I'm married and he said 'I won't tell if you don't, Sexy Goddess!' Maybe now's the time to send back 'I'm 60, you grave-robber!'
  19. escargot

    Growing Old—Death Approaches!

    Glad you took that in a generous spirit, and I hope you're feeling better.
  20. escargot

    Toilet Talk

    As it's in its box it's probably an unwanted gift from a well-meaning adult daughter or son to their parent whose health was deteriorating. I could tell you exactly how and why such a situation could come about but after reading it you'd have to burn your laptop.
  21. escargot

    How Old Are You?

    I intended to post here a photo I once saw of a child's skull dissected to show all the teeth ready to descend, to show that your teeth are older than you think, like a smartarse. However, the sight of a page of images of the skulls of children who died so young is just depressing and I wish I...
  22. escargot

    How Old Are You?

    Can't find a rhyme for 'sixties' so I'll have to stay 59!
  23. escargot

    Who Agrees?

    What discontented men need is a nice husband like Techy to look after them. It's totally legal now so why not just get out there and marry each other? Problem solved.
  24. escargot

    Toilet Talk

    They're used with bogroll or medicated wipes so it's not like a strigil (where everyone shares a sponge on a stick). It's a tricky skill to master, I'm told, but someone determined enough to manage alone can do it.
  25. escargot

    Growing Old—Death Approaches!

    Heh yup, how embarrassing though! Maybe it's time for a change of profile picture on there. I'm thinking Hattie Jacques as Matron c. 1958. That's how most people see me.
  26. escargot

    British Politician John Smith Murdered?

    After Smith died there was discussion in the Quality press of the then current state of Scottish people's health. Having lifelong poor diets and starting drinking and smoking young were identified as causing most of it. Smith himself had been known to indulge in that lifestyle, at least as a...
  27. escargot

    British Politician John Smith Murdered?

    Reductio ad Hitlerum, in fact.
  28. escargot

    Coincidences

    My youngest was nearly 2 one xmas when Lassie was on TV. Her father switched over and she spoke her first sentence - 'Dog back on!'
  29. escargot

    The 'Sharpened Pencils Up The Nostrils Examination' Legend

    This UL was discussed among others on this very board some years ago, along with the rocket-powered car and the radar/microwave roadside find.
  30. escargot

    Growing Old—Death Approaches!

    Anyway, I chat on Facebook page for people in my industry and there's banter. However, one young bloke has now started sending me flirty messages. I think it's time to tell him I'm 60 and married. He must know this from my profile so I dunno where he thinks he's going with it.
  31. escargot

    Growing Old—Death Approaches!

    Username checks out.
  32. escargot

    Conjoined Twins

    Sorry, that's all I took from that post.
  33. escargot

    Toilet Talk

    You could easily google all that. This is an aid to independence for people with disabilities. Mock ye not, you might need one some day and you'll be grateful. As Swifty will know, one of the secret skills of careers is to discreetly assess a client's lavatorial capabilities without asking. A...
  34. escargot

    Jack Shepherd, The Speedboat 'Killer': Was She Driving? They Never Said That!

    Think about it. Which lawyer or hack would you personally trust, the one who blabbed your business or the one who didn't? Besides which, a lawyer, which is the profession we're talking about here, has a first duty to their client. They may strongly advise the client to give themselves up and...
  35. escargot

    Orgasmatron (Head Massager Device)

    The original one was battery-powered. I still have it somewhere. My most appreciative 'customer' for it was our old boxer/Staffie Rocky, who used to swoon when I used it on his head and back.
  36. escargot

    Jack Shepherd, The Speedboat 'Killer': Was She Driving? They Never Said That!

    Lawyers and journalists will go to prison before they'll share confidential information. If they coughed they'd lose all credibility.
  37. escargot

    Oh, The Irony

    Oh how SPLENDID! :cool:
  38. escargot

    What Are You Eating & Drinking?

    One of the few perks of my job is posh hot drinks of my choice on demand. Tonight I ordered hot chocolates for Techy and me, ready for when he came to collect me. Lovely.
  39. escargot

    Old-School Cool

    Her next film, Waterloo Bridge, was one of her own favourites. Saw it once, too depressing for words.
  40. escargot

    Random/Peculiar Images

    That's like another of Walker's yarns, about how winter anglers sometimes fall through the ice. A fully clothed angler will quickly drown, or get soaked through and freeze to death even if they get out of the hole. So he's doomed and making the effort to save himself is seen as having the more...
  41. escargot

    Random/Peculiar Images

    Reminds me of the Russian winter barbecues as described (possibly by Martin Walker) in the Guardian. Meat would be cooked and vodka consumed all in the open air, and men would stagger off to pee in the snow. When the pee hit the snow it would freeze and form an icicle upwards. If the man...
  42. escargot

    Who Agrees?

    Hoo, someone's feeling triggered.
  43. escargot

    Who Agrees?

    Clickbait headline, 'provocative' storyline - if I didn't know better I'd think I'd stumbled into the Daily Mail.
  44. escargot

    Digital Age Moirology

    Yup, spot on. Nothing new here, move along please,
  45. escargot

    Minor Strangeness

    First time I heard of that activity was last year when two men were killed doing it - Father and son found dead after 'magnet fishing' in Huddersfield canal All very sad. However, the article mentions the attractions of the hobby. Seems you can find all sorts -
  46. escargot

    Fortean Art

    I read about this a while ago. Artists have to be careful with organic materials. You can catch all sorts!
  47. escargot

    The Shipwrecks & Treasure Thread

    That's a genuine Singer. You could probably still get parts for it. I could run you up some pants to wear when you're up late surfing the'net.
  48. escargot

    Humour & Jokes

  49. escargot

    The Everlasting Mystery Of Teaspoons

    To my pride, or maybe shame, things never even got THAT far. Just the sight of me was pure anti-Viagra.
  50. escargot

    Coincidences

    Just now I was looking at a Facebook memory from 2016. It was the St Albans Organ Scholar playing Life on Mars in tribute to David Bowie who'd then recently died. My comment on the original posting was 'I didn't know until last week that Rick Wakeman played piano on Life On Mars.' Just then...
Top