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by frogatthefarriers
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Brilliant words
Replies: 4
Views: 353

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: 1821
Views: 157375

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: 1152

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: 1821
Views: 157375

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: 785

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: 9764
Views: 1136792

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: 370
Views: 11571

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: 162
Views: 5278

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: 639

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: 162
Views: 5278

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: 9764
Views: 1136792

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: 9764
Views: 1136792

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: 9764
Views: 1136792

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: 370
Views: 11571

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: 679

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: 9764
Views: 1136792

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: 370
Views: 11571

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: 1821
Views: 157375

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: 531

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: 531

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: 531

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...
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 370
Views: 11571

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

I love BAM too much to let a thing like a lockdown stop me. Luckily I own a couple of fields I can bivvy in so my plan for the duration is to pack the bike, ride a loop around home, (not too far), bivvy in my paddock, then reverse route back again. It's a bit like washing your feet with your socks o...
by frogatthefarriers
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Overseas purchases and imports
Replies: 67
Views: 2128

Re: Overseas purchases and imports

I bought and paid for a watch from Germany on 16th December - just before the shenanigans in Dover. They took my money and said it was dispatched and gave a delivery date. Immediately afterwards I got mail in German saying delivery was delayed. No date. Now you’ve got me worried with talk of import ...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:21 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 923
Views: 61459

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

JimmyG wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:28 am
Ooft... a dramatic last minute finish there Reg. Never in doubt, though! :-bd
A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do.... :-bd

Happy New Year to one and all...
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 923
Views: 61459

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

I've already posted a BAM for December, but this is a better one, so you can have it too. My son had borrowd my fat-bike to be my minder on the WRT in August. We went to have our Christmas dinner with him and his family and while I was there I brought my fatbike home. How lucky was that, given that ...