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by frogatthefarriers
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stay at home ends
Replies: 45
Views: 650

Re: Stay at home ends

RIP wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:04 pm
Got the slippers and everything.
Ah! But are they tartan ones with roll tops and zips up the front? Don’t count if not.
by frogatthefarriers
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 200
Views: 5304

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

I’m getting fed up of these garden bivvies, but hey-ho, needs must, when the Devil drives. For this month, I packed as for a normal bivvy and set out in the late afternoon for a twenty mile loop, ending at home. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50983345231_ef6a72b147.jpg By the time I’d set up ca...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1544
Views: 143983

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

There are new lambs about, I've just eaten my first fly of the season, the hawthorn buds are breaking out, and the first celandines are flowering. Sure signs of spring, every one. It doesn't get much cheeryer than that. :grin:
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who plans their routes?
Replies: 24
Views: 425

Re: Who plans their routes?

I plan anything that's not local. That's because I can't trust my goldfish memory (Ooh look, there's a castle.) to remember even the next turn, never mind the 3/4/5 after that. I put my routes on the etrex, and because the screen is so small, it's easiest is to follow the line. I have a fair few OS ...
by frogatthefarriers
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Brilliant words
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: Brilliant words

Snotgobbler. My daughters’ name for one of her brothers.
Slobspawn - speaks for itself, really.
Anticipointment - When a looked-forward-to event fails to live up to expectation.
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1544
Views: 143983

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

I was mooching around the web a week or two ago and came across this. It made me smile. Perhaps you’ll get a smile out of it too. :-bd A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar...
by frogatthefarriers
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Strictly Local
Replies: 43
Views: 762

Re: Strictly Local

A great adventure - thanks for sharing. :-bd I had been thinking of something like this for a while, but there seem to be very few tracks close to the boundary, meaning long stretches of busy roads. “Beating the Bounds” I would have called it, after the beating the bounds ceremony that used to happe...
by frogatthefarriers
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1544
Views: 143983

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

**No, not oven chips because they're horrible. These are real chips just that I cook them in the oven, so roasted I suppose. Controversially, and I throw this open to the usual Cheery Friday suspects for discussion, I chopped the spuds into half inch CUBES. Shades of Fawlty Towers and the 'amphibio...
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: NO! Just no.
Replies: 33
Views: 681

Re: NO! Just no.

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:44 pm
What is the world coming to. I've just seen the makers of Weetabix offer up cold baked beans on top of weetabix as a serving suggestion for breakfast. What is going on? Is it the fault of lockdown?
Yerch! But, if you substitute a Battenburg for the Weetabix...... Could be a goer. :shock:
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Feb 08, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9530
Views: 1080752

Re: The post man's been ...

Last week actually but he brought a ti wood-stove from Joe's shop. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50921452863_e5458dd0a3.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50922270982_671e38d9d5.jpg As you can see, it works a treat, but also works well with Stu's afterburner meths stove. I already have a ...
by frogatthefarriers
Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 200
Views: 5304

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50914651148_5128bb2bfe_c.jpg Before anyone worries, Ralph didn't sleep in the ridgeline organiser, he'd have froze up there. Despite the sun it was still only 2 degrees but the new jacket, plus many other layers, kept the chill off. https://live.staticflickr.com/...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Living a meagre existence so you dont have to work ?
Replies: 147
Views: 3321

Re: Living a meagre existence so you dont have to work ?

....... but I still miss the place, people and work very much. I can sympathise with this. I’ve been asked to stay at home for the duration of lockdown - HR have done a risk assessment or something - so I’ve been hanging about at home since March. Have you ever seen a dog that’s had it’s collar tak...
by frogatthefarriers
Thu Jan 28, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who Rides the Cheapest Bike?
Replies: 16
Views: 546

Re: Who Rides the Cheapest Bike?

4 years ago I was having a clear out and took some stuff to the "Civic Amenity Site", AKA the dump. Propped up just outside the gate was this :- https://live.staticflickr.com/8222/28955992812_7dc12b70f5.jpg It even had a label stuck to the top tube :- https://live.staticflickr.com/8051/28440496494_2...
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Living a meagre existence so you dont have to work ?
Replies: 147
Views: 3321

Re: Living a meagre existence so you dont have to work ?

I'm now counting the days until freedom. That was me, 10/15 years ago. But the nearer it got, the less I wanted to retire. How sad is that? My solution was to persuade another old f@rt to job-share. We do one persons job, working shifts, two days on, six days off. Done this for over six years now. ...
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9530
Views: 1080752

Re: The post man's been ...

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:32 pm
I mostly don't know what day it is or even how old I am :wink:
Oh my bladder constantly reminds me how old I am. “Have you been, Walter?” :lol: I’m at an age where I can’t pass a toilet and never trust a fart... :roll:
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9530
Views: 1080752

Re: The post man's been ...

Ha me too! Just did a trial burn in the kitchen and does seem a bit cleaner. Got enough to do me for years unless I drink it. Cheers! ‘S funny you should say that - I did the same. :grin: The last time I bought meths I thought it would last years too, but I used such a lot messing about making/test...
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9530
Views: 1080752

Re: The post man's been ...

DHL brought me 12 litres of eco ethanol.... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50874982717_7b1c26aca2.jpg ...and the postman brought my my new Slow Watch - a 24 hour watch with only one finger. I havent worn a watch for years and normally worked on the principle that "a quarter to" or "half past" w...
by frogatthefarriers
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 200
Views: 5304

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

BAM 1/12 In the paddock, at home. A token BAM due to the restrictions. It's not the same, but needs must when the devil drives. :cry: These, the first I've seen this year, made todays' ride a Cheery Friday ride. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50866288792_7d82080f46.jpg Of course, once I'd seen ...
by frogatthefarriers
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pinnacle Ramin 3+: tell me everything
Replies: 31
Views: 597

Re: Pinnacle Ramin 3+: tell me everything

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:26 pm
I tend to run them at 3 o'clock as I find my ebb equipped bikes provide more grip on loose techy climbs in that position ... others may not :wink:
Can I ask? 3 o’clock looking from which side of the bike?
by frogatthefarriers
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9530
Views: 1080752

Re: The post man's been ...

@Reg, you share bath water, as in one after the other, you really do live in the 1970's :shock: I haven't had a bath in years - since we got a shower - but I can well remember sharing bathwater back in the days. I can well remember everyone only having one bath a week, too, (except miners). 'S funn...
by frogatthefarriers
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 200
Views: 5304

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

ScotRoutes wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:51 pm
Congrats on your 'Golden Jubilee' there Colin!
at which point my consecutive BAMs will equal my age.


I hadn’t realised, but my BAM count/age equivalence was last December. Hmm.. that can never happen again.
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1544
Views: 143983

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

My mum popped her clogs last August. Not cheery. But today we started clearing her house. Sooo much stuff. Why do women need so many shoes? 4 Zafiras full of clothes, some with labels still in. But, behind a wardrobe was an envelope with 50 £20 notes in it. Friday was pretty cheery after that. :lol:
by frogatthefarriers
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: It'll pass..
Replies: 11
Views: 458

Re: It'll pass..

In WW2 the National Government controlled almost every facet of the public's life from the compossition of their daily bread to where and when they could travel, for a death toll of 60-70,000 civilian deaths in 6 years, a total we've far exceeded in 10 months. Yet the only restriction we're be aske...
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: It'll pass..
Replies: 11
Views: 458

Re: It'll pass..

It's easy to think that 'that's it, things will never be the same again' but they will. 'Tis nowt but a blip. It is a big blip though and for sure we’d all be happier if it wasn’t happening, but I do get a bit annoyed with all the doom-mongering going on. Compared to the hardship my parents and gra...
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: It'll pass..
Replies: 11
Views: 458

It'll pass..

Someone sent me a joke the other day. It goes like this :- Ten years from now, you’ll put on a jacket and find a mask in the pocket. “Oh man, what a weird year that was”, you’ll chuckle to yourself. It’s just a joke, but true nonetheless. COVID will pass (more or less) and life will go on. Woody All...