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    Russell T. Davies' Years And Years

    We saw the latest episode tonight and Techy said
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    Forgotten History

    In his memoirs David Niven described a nurse/nanny he had as a young child who'd rattle on about how right Hitler was about everything. She was an instinctive Nazi, which was strange as she was black.
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    Cycling

    Did similar again today, except that we started at Llandudno Junction/Conwy and went along the coast to Prestatyn. We're both back at work tomorrow, gutted.
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    Haunted Construction/Renovation Projects

    Ghosthunters UK on YouTube Ghosthunters UK was a TV series about ghosts. We've discussed it before but now it's now on YouTube woohoo! The chap who saw the Roman soldiers in the cellar was called Harry. I think he died a few years ago. His account is in the first episode.
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    Cycling

    Had a great day's cycling, between Chester, Llandudno and Conwy. Saw the Beluga XL land at Hawarden Airport, rode along the coast a bit, had pizza and beers at the Liverpool Arms on Conwy Quay. Out for 11 hours. Epic.
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    Death By Television: The Jeremy Kyle Show

    Heard a discussion of this on R4 t'other day, where it was stated that the lie detector tests are often indeterminate. In this case the producer decides whether it's a yes or a no. So someone who is already relying on a dodgy discredited pseudo-scientific gimmick can be publicly called a liar...
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    Have You Got A Double?

    My younger son and daughter look very alike on photos. They sometimes ask each other for their face back, please.
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    What Were You Doing Five Minutes Ago?

    It's not a real advert.
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    Haunted Construction/Renovation Projects

    Nah, it's great, we love it.
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    Watch Weirdness

    It also applies to non wrist-worn ones like fob watches on chains that are kept in bags and not warmed by skin contact.
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    Lucky Escapes?

    Years ago I was driving a big Peugeot, waiting to pick up one of my kids late at night in town. I was way too early so parked up discreetly on a side street. Two merry young women then opened the doors and jumped in, thinking I was a taxi service! They were polite and cheerful but hopelessly...
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    Haunted Construction/Renovation Projects

    Our house kicks off when we do repairs or renovations.
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    Watch Weirdness

    I've noticed that battery-operated watches stop if I don't wear them. If I then reset the time on one it will merrily tick away and stay working as long as it's used. Watches must sulk when I don't pick them.
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    Lucky Escapes?

    My sister's mate was once picked up hitchhiking by a weird bloke. He begged her to allow him to 'put just one finger in, just a bit!' and she was considering letting him do that just to get away when she noticed he had webbed fingers...
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    Charity Shop & Poundshop Finds

    They were in M&S a couple of xmases ago! Along with custard cream ones.
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    The Continuing Insult To The English Language

    Being 60, I can remember hearing that women shouldn't, indeed couldn't read the news because 'people wouldn't believe them'.
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    The "TryPraying" UK Campaign: Religion For Atheists & Sceptics

    Yup, you grow out of it. The ex and I were strongly anti-Church. Can remember my sister telling me how my little nephew had asked her the usual question, 'Can God even see me when I'm on the toilet?' I felt proud that my own children would never say that!
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    Lucky Escapes?

    Indeed! Been there. When my eldest was a toddler we lived in an upstairs flat with windows that opened wide. I repeatedly told the ex NOT to leave them open. Of course he did, repeatedly, probably to wind me up. One day he did it and I didn't know, but Junior did. I turned my back on her for...
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    Horror Films

    Last night we watched Astral, which is a fillum about astral projection. Dunno if it's been mentioned yet on'ere. The introduction said it was based on real events (or near as dammit) and recommended people didn't try this themselves. Techy reckons it was accurate. He knows a lot about the...
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    The "TryPraying" UK Campaign: Religion For Atheists & Sceptics

    It's likely that everyone DOES pray. Most of us are taught to do it as children. It comes naturally. Who hasn't muttered 'Please God, let my fuel last another mile!' or 'God, make this cold go away before my holiday!' Besides which, I've read that 'the desire to pray is a prayer in itself...
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    Death By Television: The Jeremy Kyle Show

    The trouble is, appearing on TV looks easy when it's not. People turn up thinking it'll be a breeze and they especially believe they're there to put a point across rather than be made a spectacle of. They think they'll be able to handle it. The ex and I once went on the Kilroy show and it was a...
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    Stuff You've Just Bought

    On our ride today Techy enjoyed reading out the ride stats as we went along. The thing also warns of junctions and sharp turns. It's the cycling Nanny State.
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    What Are You Eating & Drinking?

    Glad you got some cream for that.
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    Limericks

    The news about Mick Jagger’s heart Brings hope to THIS aged old fart! Up and down he jumps Several groupies he humps So he hasn't worn out THAT body part! While out riding my bike in the nip
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    What Were You Doing Five Minutes Ago?

    I was eating rhubarb* & custard and talking about weird stuff with Techy. Glancing down, I spotted A SKULL MADE OF CUSTARD on my spoon! Techy scrabbled for his phone to take a photo, which took a minute or two, during which time the skull slid a bit and lost some of its shape. It's still a good...
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    Plague: The Black Death

    So, will we see another?
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    Stuff You've Just Bought

    It was a lot cheaper than I'd expected. Apparently it's a scaled-down version of a much posher model with loads of features that didn't sell well.
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    Stuff You've Just Bought

    He's STUNNED by the new one. It's a Garmin Edge Explore and he can programme it to take him for a nice ride of however many miles he specifies.
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    Lucky Escapes?

    That one's about general lucky escapes though, not posters' own near-miraculous deliverances.
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    The Reverse Haunted House

    In my last house we had a loft hatch that'd lift a bit and rattle when it was windy. The current one did it too until we had proper double glazing put in. Or it was a ghost.
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    A Friend's Deathbed Encounters

    I'll be awarding that old British Railway trophy, the toe o'me boot up 'is arse!
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    A Friend's Deathbed Encounters

    Cheeky!
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    The Shit Thread: Excremental Discussion

    SEEN her? I AM her.
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    The Everlasting Mystery Of Teaspoons

    I gave the Snailets novelty teaspoons for xmas a couple of years back. They have holes that create a spooky skull-face.
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    A Friend's Deathbed Encounters

    Did Donne at university. Once, all alone, I watched an edition of Mastermind which had a contestant who specialist subject was Donne, and I got every question right! But there was only the cat as a witness.
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    Charity Shop & Poundshop Finds

    Is that your hand on the photo?
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    The Shit Thread: Excremental Discussion

    Is there ever NOT?
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    Strange Deaths

    There are now discreetly-placed Average Speed Cameras all the way along it between Junctions 15 & 16. They go live at the end of this month. Set for 'zero tolerance', whatever that means.
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    Strange Deaths

    Possibly both.
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    The 'Unemployed Again' Thread

    Hair stuff for women. The Missis'll know what to get in.
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    The 'Unemployed Again' Thread

    I'm in that.
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    What Are You Eating & Drinking?

    :rollingw:
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    Oops! The Silly Mistakes Thread

    A condiment name translates badly into a dialect of the Cree language. This becomes apparent when Heinz try selling it to Cree people in Canada: New Heinz condiment Mayochup has an unfortunate translation in Cree
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    Kidney Stones

    We can tell you've read that REALLY carefully.
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    Strange Deaths

    I'm a mere few miles down t'D Road, Duck!
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    Strange Deaths

    So, let us reminisce about the origins of the name of the D Road; what have the Romans ever done for us?
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    Stuff You've Just Bought

    Both Techy's bike computers are Garmin ones. Not cheap but the first one gave him a big boost so he's well into them.
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    Kidney Stones

    What about this then - From the current Private Eye.
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    Things That Make You Go... WTF?

    Also stupidity. Nobody even remotely connected with that issue or story will ever get a job with any Jewish organisation or employer.
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    Movie & TV Stars Dying During Performances Or Productions

    Buster Keaton was nearly killed while filming a canoe/rapids sequence. He was rescued in time and the shots of him waving desperately for help were left in, being so splendidly authentic!
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