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by Croydon Claret
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Palace versus MIGHTY CLARETS
Replies: 502
Views: 11193

Re: Woy's Pal Arse versus MIGHTY CLARETS

That's one hell of a header from Mee
by Croydon Claret
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Crystal Palace predictions...
Replies: 40
Views: 1603

Re: Crystal Palace predictions...

Depends on whether that Eagle sh*ts in Vydra's eye as he's about to strike. Hodgson usually upsets us though. 2-0 Palace. Unlikely, the eagle died of a heart attack last week :( It was 28 years old and had been sick for some time Think we might struggle for goals unless more than one striker is fit.
by Croydon Claret
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pictures of Pets
Replies: 23
Views: 1001

Re: Pictures of Pets

JohnMac wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:10 pm
My Pet.jpg

Not seen him since last year but looking forward to his return :D
He's hanging in there
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by Croydon Claret
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Moneybags City vs The Mighty Clarets
Replies: 366
Views: 11910

Re: Moneybags City vs The Mighty Clarets

Did look like a foul
by Croydon Claret
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Moneybags City vs The Mighty Clarets
Replies: 366
Views: 11910

Re: Moneybags City vs The Mighty Clarets

No point us even turning up if you pay any attention to the pundits.

Good job we don't
by Croydon Claret
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Classical Music Recommendations
Replies: 30
Views: 448

Re: Classical Music Recommendations

Palladio - Perfect Cello music. How quick are your arms? :lol:


https://youtu.be/Mqmbz8W1-tA
by Croydon Claret
Sun May 31, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your spring photos
Replies: 354
Views: 17629

Re: Your spring photos

"Roses, thousands of 'em"

- Michael Kane. 1964

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by Croydon Claret
Sat May 30, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your spring photos
Replies: 354
Views: 17629

Re: Your spring photos

Hello honey, I'm home
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by Croydon Claret
Sat May 30, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your spring photos
Replies: 354
Views: 17629

Re: Your spring photos

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by Croydon Claret
Sat May 30, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Scariest Film (not the most gory)
Replies: 56
Views: 1234

Re: Scariest Film (not the most gory)

Bloody hell... you’re right! And you’ve destroyed a childhood memory for me :o It must have been warped by Fools and Horses. Anyway, it is true that I didn’t find the film that scary because I had sung Carmina Burana in a choir when I was 10 - just that now I know it wasn’t the same piece! :D Every...
by Croydon Claret
Sat May 30, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Scariest Film (not the most gory)
Replies: 56
Views: 1234

Re: Scariest Film (not the most gory)

Omen 1 . For me that's not a film, it's a documentary! I've been to Fulham many times but only in the past 10 years did I realise that you have to walk through Bishop's park to get there. The church is extremely creepy as you would expect if you're a fan of the film's! I once sang in a choir and per...
by Croydon Claret
Thu May 28, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Chris Pearce
Replies: 23
Views: 1975

Re: Chris Pearce

You could just tell he was a nice guy even without having met him. Fond memories of him And if I recall it was his failed attempt to catch the ball at the Baseball ground that contributed to the "Jimmy Mullens Claret and Blue army" that followed. Who knows, if he'd caught the ball that day then we c...
by Croydon Claret
Mon May 25, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your spring photos
Replies: 354
Views: 17629

Re: Your spring photos

Fuchsia plant taking a hammering today
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by Croydon Claret
Sat May 23, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hotel Prices.
Replies: 40
Views: 2107

Re: Hotel Prices.

I once got in the mercure at southwark for a bargain over New Years eve with a last minute booking for me and the mrs ( 200 for 2 nights ). The only time I've entered the capital other than for work when I lived in the premiere inn near the London eye for 7 months. Once did 3 months in Croydon that...
by Croydon Claret
Sat May 23, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Peoples interpretations
Replies: 39
Views: 1938

Re: Peoples interpretations

People have been coming up with their own interpretations since this began. A day after the official "stay at home, don't meet with anybody outside your household" order weeks ago a colleague was out exercising with their friend but it was fine apparently as they were social distancing at all times....
by Croydon Claret
Fri May 22, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: I will never be that bored that i.......
Replies: 32
Views: 1828

Re: I will never be that bored that i.......

Would go to a pub
by Croydon Claret
Mon May 18, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your spring photos
Replies: 354
Views: 17629

Re: Your spring photos

Went for a walk to the local woods in seek of the Narnia trail. Aslan and the lamp are carved from old trees, think the wardrobe is an MFI job :) Still pretty cool with the wooden clothes hanging inside it IMG_18052020_192708_(1080_x_1080_pixel).j pg IMG_18052020_192655_(1080_x_1080_pixel).jpg IMG_1...
by Croydon Claret
Sun May 17, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Its been nice knowing ya
Replies: 31
Views: 2895

Re: Its been nice knowing ya

I met some very dodgy people in that pub, one of the regulars was a chap who was supposed to have held up the post office in New Addington at gun point, this was way back in the early 90’s when they had the petting zoo there. Been married 26 years this year, get less for murder. :D PS. When you say...
by Croydon Claret
Sun May 17, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Its been nice knowing ya
Replies: 31
Views: 2895

Re: Its been nice knowing ya

Hi TsarBomba, No, I never lived there, luckily enough, my wife’s family come from there, but none of them live there now. I met the Mrs in a pub called the White Bear in Addington, at the top of Featherbed Lane. Once we were established, we lived together in Bray, just outside of Windsor. I can ima...
by Croydon Claret
Sat May 16, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Its been nice knowing ya
Replies: 31
Views: 2895

Re: Its been nice knowing ya

Heathclaret wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 7:20 am
My wife is from Pollards Hill CC, she was a spurs fan until she met me and went to the Turf. Now she is a Claret, one of twelve in our house👍
Mines from Thornton Heath so only a stone's throw away. Wouldn't say she was a Clarets fan but she does have an unhealthy love of Bertie Bee :)
by Croydon Claret
Fri May 15, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Its been nice knowing ya
Replies: 31
Views: 2895

Re: Its been nice knowing ya

tim_noone wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 5:23 pm
She's right it's like summat out of Phoenix nights!
That's exactly what she said :)
by Croydon Claret
Fri May 15, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Its been nice knowing ya
Replies: 31
Views: 2895

Re: Its been nice knowing ya

My other half is from London and she thought it was absolutely hilarious that somebody was sat in the booth by the door checking membership and the like. Not something you ever think about when you grow up with it. I told her she needs to get used to Northern ways if she wants to come to Burnley aga...
by Croydon Claret
Fri May 15, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Given the choice would you attend live events at your own risk
Replies: 114
Views: 2494

Re: Given the choice would you attend live events at your own risk

No but only because I have type 1 diabetes and as Tony has said it seems to be a major underlying complication factor. In my experience of both myself and a fellow type 1, if you get admitted to hospital then they do not know how to manage it properly and expect you to just park it at the door until...
by Croydon Claret
Mon May 11, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Charging a car battery
Replies: 20
Views: 822

Re: Charging a car battery

Attach the positive cable first The negative terminal should be attached to the earthing terminal on the bodywork. There'll be a thick cable coming off the battery terminal which will bolt into the bodywork close by Only once both cables are attached should the charger be switched on Use of the nega...
by Croydon Claret
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sir Tom Moore - Inspirational
Replies: 218
Views: 6760

Re: Captain Tom Moore - inspirational

If they thought they could ban the RAF from flying I'm sure they would have grounded them also. Last I heard from people connected with the BBMF is that the Lancaster is in bits for a major service and most of the personnel had been re deployed into the community to assist in the general Covid fight...
by Croydon Claret
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sir Tom Moore - Inspirational
Replies: 218
Views: 6760

Re: Captain Tom Moore - inspirational

RAF possibly doing the flypast now. Message from Biggin Hill "Sadly we've been unable to secure permission to perform a flypast with the 'Spirit of Kent NHS Spitfire' for Captain Tom's 100th birthday on Thursday. Current general aviation restrictions are in place to prevent non-essential travel and ...
by Croydon Claret
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Current Season Void Or Continue
Replies: 662
Views: 17971

Re: Current Season Void Or Continue

Continue. This is effectively the closed season right now. Resume when the time is right and just have a one week gap before the next season starts
by Croydon Claret
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sir Tom Moore - Inspirational
Replies: 218
Views: 6760

Re: Captain Tom Moore - inspirational

Latest info re the Spitfire flypast "We are pleased to announce that our plans to perform a Spitfire Flypast for Captain Tom's 100th birthday have been recognised by the CAA and they have no objections with the proposal. Ultimately approval for the flypast now rests with the Department of Transport ...
by Croydon Claret
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sir Tom Moore - Inspirational
Replies: 218
Views: 6760

Re: Captain Tom Moore - inspirational

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by Croydon Claret
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sir Tom Moore - Inspirational
Replies: 218
Views: 6760

Re: Captain Tom Moore - inspirational

Update from Biggin Hill heritage hangar "Captain Tom 100th Birthday Flypast Update We've submitted our flight application and are quietly confident that we'll get approval to perform a flypast for Captain Toms 100th Birthday on the 30th April. In the event of permission being granted it's our intent...
by Croydon Claret
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Eddie Cochran
Replies: 17
Views: 1204

Re: Eddie Cochran

Sad to think what be could have achieved if his life hadn't been cut so short.
by Croydon Claret
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Flexible plastic rod
Replies: 27
Views: 1359

Re: Flexible plastic rod

Something like this? https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/222307632272?chn=ps&var=522400132379&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=710-134428-41853-0&mkcid=2&itemid=522400132379_222307632272&targetid=876759570413&device=m&mktype=pla&googleloc=9045871&campaignid=9441122367&mkgroupid=97540708004&rlsatarget=pla-876759570413&a...
by Croydon Claret
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sir Tom Moore - Inspirational
Replies: 218
Views: 6760

Re: Captain Tom Moore - inspirational

Zlatan wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:23 pm
I hope the flyby gets approved - if it does I'll film it for everyone :)
Red Arrows and BBMF also been contacted but again, subject to red tape.

Red Arrows have been training this week so you never know....
by Croydon Claret
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sir Tom Moore - Inspirational
Replies: 218
Views: 6760

Re: Captain Tom Moore - inspirational

Biggin Hill heritage hangar have offered him a complementary flight in one of their Spitfires once the lockdown is over.

Also trying to organise a fly over his house on his birthday but that's TBD depending on what red tape can be cut through
by Croydon Claret
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 13200
Views: 262989

Re: Covid 19, Who thinks they have had it?

I was off work sick for 5 weeks from February to early April. Dry cough, fever, tiredness etc. Docs said it was a chest infection but 3 rounds of anti-biotics did bugger all against it.and from previous experience a chest infection doesn't yield a dry cough. Could have been any old virus, not THE vi...
by Croydon Claret
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is there anything about lockdown you like?
Replies: 103
Views: 3627

Re: Is there anything about lockdown you like?

dsr wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:54 pm
Be a bit of a beggar to be run over by an electric car because you were listening, not looking. (Glass half empty, anyoone? ;) )
Killed by the modern age :D
by Croydon Claret
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is there anything about lockdown you like?
Replies: 103
Views: 3627

Re: Is there anything about lockdown you like?

I'm loving the quietness. In the outer reaches of London it's quite bizarre to be able to cross the road with barely a care in the world for looking out for passing traffic. Being able to hear the birds clearly has been marvellous, similarly walking around the neighborhood and appreciating their gar...
by Croydon Claret
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Peter Bonetti dies
Replies: 23
Views: 1580

Re: Peter Bonetti dies

When our time is up we can but hope that we've made a difference. He made a difference
by Croydon Claret
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Do you believe in omens?
Replies: 9
Views: 1043

Re: Do you believe in omens?

Just a coincidence. The flowers were always going to fade at around this time of year.

But it's still nice to think that there are greater powers at work as the thought of such does provide comfort, and there's nothing wrong with that
by Croydon Claret
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: You Know You Are Bored When
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Re: You Know You Are Bored When

You're even more bored when you keep twisting the dial in order to hear the click of the thermostat so you can see how the temperature is progressing.
by Croydon Claret
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is anybody losing track of days?
Replies: 19
Views: 692

Re: Is anybody losing track of days?

Captain's log day 7. Or is it day 6. I honestly don't know.
by Croydon Claret
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Furloughed Pay
Replies: 92
Views: 3416

Re: Furloughed Pay

That sounds "a little odd." I'd have expected if staff are still working, staff still get paid their normal pay. Maybe the firm would otherwise be in difficulties? Maybe the firm has agreed 20% pay reduction for the period...but, I don't think they can do it if the employees haven't agreed to these...
by Croydon Claret
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Furloughed Pay
Replies: 92
Views: 3416

Re: Furloughed Pay

My brother in law's firm are insisting on only paying 80% wages despite everybody working effectively from home because of "government rules"

Bunch of chancers just taking advantage and saving 20% on wages
by Croydon Claret
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leisure Time at Home
Replies: 20
Views: 1356

Re: Leisure Time at Home

Same here but Tamiya motorcycle kits, I did a Honda 750 as a practice then got a cheap compressor and airbrush off Ebay. I am currently doing a full paint and build on a 1/12 Ducati 916 then have a 1/12 Honda R166 racer and a 1/6 Suzuki 1100 Katana to build, they should keep me busy for months. Sou...
by Croydon Claret
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leisure Time at Home
Replies: 20
Views: 1356

Re: Leisure Time at Home

I've been making Airfix models for the first time in decades. Getting an example of each aircraft I've been in over the years.
by Croydon Claret
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 13200
Views: 262989

Re: Covid-19

Our local council, Croydon of course, has stipulated that anybody showing symptoms should refrain from placing used tissues into the bin for at least 72 hours.
by Croydon Claret
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: O.T. - Powerline Adaptors
Replies: 18
Views: 519

Re: O.T. - Powerline Adaptors

I have one in my garage. Got the main unit plugged into one circuit, the supply to the garage runs off a different circuit from the consumer unit Inside the garage there is a further consumer unit that splits the single supply into one circuit for the lights and another for the sockets I'm telling y...
by Croydon Claret
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Xbox One X
Replies: 40
Views: 1354

Re: Xbox One or Playstation 4?

I've got the PS4 with VR. In terms of VR games then "Rush of Blood" is off the scale. Mrs Croydon didn't even make it past the opening credits, she was so scared :lol: Resident Evil Bio Hazard is also pretty cool. I've also got Ace Combat 7 which is really good in VR mode despite them hiding the fac...
by Croydon Claret
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Panic stations
Replies: 13
Views: 1606

Re: Panic stations

Well I work for the IT department of Lloyds bank, specifically looking after one of the many layers that make up the Internet Banking website and app. We're all on enforced working from home for the next 2 weeks so I suggest you get down that cashpoint tonight cos if it hits the fan then you wouldn'...
by Croydon Claret
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ventilator dilema
Replies: 16
Views: 1052

Re: Ventilator dilema

What if only one of them believed in ghosts? ;-)