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by LeadBelly
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: David Icke speaks about Covid-19
Replies: 31
Views: 1710

Re: David Icke speaks about Covid-19

Blimey, not seen him for ages. He's clearly made the transition from being a weirdo with odd amusing views to being a complete nutter.
by LeadBelly
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The exclusive player response to Hancock - Football365
Replies: 24
Views: 970

Re: The exclusive player response to Hancock - Football365

It's a parody surely, belief suspended at "He’s a really interesting person, very self-effacing and kind. He has given away all of his £200,000-per-month wages for about three years now,......"
by LeadBelly
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Carpet Advice
Replies: 21
Views: 647

Re: Carpet Advice

As said above- you can get 5m wide carpet (though maybe a smaller selection than for narrower lines). You'll just need c 7 meters of 5 meter wide stuff. 35 sq n, pay anything between about £5 and £30+ per sq m. Presumably you'd get underlay as well (say £3 per sq m). Some shops quote for fitting inc...
by LeadBelly
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gordon Taylor
Replies: 64
Views: 2596

Re: Gordon Taylor

Yep musicians (the vast majority who dont earn big money) are well snookered. I go to small venues to watch musicians and all events have been cancelled for the past three weeks and for at least the next few. For all these artists, playing live (and flogging a bit of merch there) is their major inco...
by LeadBelly
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Anagrams
Replies: 56
Views: 960

Re: Anagrams

WARN BASIL
by LeadBelly
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Anagrams
Replies: 56
Views: 960

Re: Anagrams

Charm hang bra

Graham Branch.
by LeadBelly
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Anagrams
Replies: 56
Views: 960

Re: Anagrams

Not a player but......
Cheesy Dan
by LeadBelly
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Anagrams
Replies: 56
Views: 960

Re: Anagrams

Talking of which...
HEED DOWIE
by LeadBelly
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Anagrams
Replies: 56
Views: 960

Re: Anagrams

BEETLE PORN
by LeadBelly
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bloody hell I've been on the scales.
Replies: 32
Views: 1456

Re: Bloody hell I've been on the scales.

I'm doing my daily walk and that's probably helping to keep my weight down, might even be lower. beddie - easy way to not eat more than one biscuit, don't have any in the house. I have to follow the same strategy. Over the past 5/6 years, I just dont go down the cake/biscuit aisle at the supermarke...
by LeadBelly
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bloody hell I've been on the scales.
Replies: 32
Views: 1456

Re: Bloody hell I've been on the scales.

I'm usually a few pounds over 11 stone in winter than fall to a few pounds under in hotter weather (more salads/more walks etc). I was 11st 1 or 2 lbs at the start of March and got on the scales this morning thinking I wouldve gone up because I'm not getting out walking so often. I was actually a fe...
by LeadBelly
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Spurs cut non-playing staff wages by 20%
Replies: 40
Views: 1386

Re: Spurs cut non-playing staff wages by 20%

Chester Perry wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:56 pm
Timing was unfortunate given that their 2018-19 accounts were made public at companies house just before the announcement - showing a £3m bonus paid to Daniel Levy
Yes, his "normal" pay was £4 million on top of which was the £3 million bonus (tied up with the stadium completion).
by LeadBelly
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Music Picture Quiz
Replies: 46
Views: 866

Re: Music Picture Quiz

Wonderwall
by LeadBelly
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Oldham - Acapulco of the North West
Replies: 13
Views: 1179

Re: Oldham - Acapulco of the North West

No problems when we played em in the FA Cup 73/74 at boundary park though. ;)
Yes- I was one of the group who found myself behind the wrong goals there initially. It was getting a bit lonely and hairy but company arrived.
I think that may be the last time I was in Oldham.
by LeadBelly
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Turf to be used by NHS
Replies: 16
Views: 1196

Re: Turf to be used by NHS

A few other clubs are doing this, I hoped we would too- so, well done BFC.
by LeadBelly
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Belarusian Premier League
Replies: 18
Views: 758

Re: Belarusian Premier League

Not only are they playing but letting crowds in. President Alexander Lukashenko has suggested "vodka and saunas will ward off COVID-19" Itll be interesting to see how that goes, would prefer hot showers and whisky/whiskey myself though. https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-belarus-president-refuse...
by LeadBelly
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Prince Charles
Replies: 46
Views: 2593

Re: Prince Charles

Darnhill Claret wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:44 pm
Good news, Charlie Boy is now out of isolation and feeling well.
It is good news. For us 70+ year olds, it shows that you can get CV and survive without having a major problem.
Good luck to him, he's presumably immune now (for some unknown period at least) & can go about more freely.
by LeadBelly
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Figure of speech picture quiz
Replies: 56
Views: 664

Re: Figure of speech picture quiz

Shadow play?
by LeadBelly
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Figure of speech picture quiz
Replies: 56
Views: 664

Re: Figure of speech picture quiz

treading on eggshells
by LeadBelly
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Figure of speech picture quiz
Replies: 56
Views: 664

Re: Figure of speech picture quiz

Big cheese
by LeadBelly
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Figure of speech picture quiz
Replies: 56
Views: 664

Re: Figure of speech picture quiz

on a silver platter
by LeadBelly
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Figure of speech picture quiz
Replies: 56
Views: 664

Re: Figure of speech picture quiz

wrapped around his finger
by LeadBelly
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Figure of speech picture quiz
Replies: 56
Views: 664

Re: Figure of speech picture quiz

In a nutshell
by LeadBelly
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 6201
Views: 114548

Re: Covid-19

That’s the point though. I’m not meant to leave the house. At all. I do have colleagues locally who have offered to assist should it be necessary, but they are limited in what they can do. The point is that there is meant to be a priority system in place for people like me, but I cannot seem to acc...
by LeadBelly
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley Way
Replies: 21
Views: 1601

Re: Burnley Way

Had to laugh at this bit in the 1959/60 article:
"Lord was antagonistic, autocratic, argumentative and belligerent and some who had crossed him would say these were amongst his better qualities. "
by LeadBelly
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 6201
Views: 114548

Re: Covid-19

Inchy wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:59 am
People are dying without relatives being able to hold their hand as they slip away whilst others are arguing about grammar.


Can we get some perspective and stop trying to get one up on an internet stranger, they might be dead in the next 6 months anyway
Great post.
by LeadBelly
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Spotify....
Replies: 14
Views: 877

Re: Spotify....

Yes SilkySkills - that "turn turn turn" (based on Ecclesiastes)- I first came across by Pete Seeger or Peter/Paul/Mary but it was covered by the 18 year old Mary Hopkin in 1968/9 - after The Byrds had covered it. I think it mayve been on a single with "Those were the days (my friend)". She was a "ni...
by LeadBelly
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyson and Hospital in the same sentence...
Replies: 60
Views: 1616

Re: Dyson and Hospital in the same sentence...

I also doubt they'll be using offices but, as you can see on the picture in the previously linked article, there are two ex-hangars there. I'd guess the smaller one is admin/ restaurants etc and the larger where they planned to do development/manufacture/testing etc. They'd planned a lot of activity...
by LeadBelly
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyson and Hospital in the same sentence...
Replies: 60
Views: 1616

Re: Dyson and Hospital in the same sentence...

I'm not sure how big the sites are for the F1-involved companies (who obviously have huge engineering expertise) but the Malmsbury site is very big and probably underutilised currently (given the move to SE Asia). A photo of the site in this article (reporting the HQ move early 2019) https://www.swi...
by LeadBelly
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Spotify....
Replies: 14
Views: 877

Re: Spotify....

I dont do Spotify. My kids know how much I'm into music & think I'm mad for avoiding it but I still like to buy cds and listen to them whole a few times, read the inserts etc. On the subject of associating certain tracks with early uni days - I frequented the Union bar quite a bit between lectures a...
by LeadBelly
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyson and Hospital in the same sentence...
Replies: 60
Views: 1616

Re: Dyson and Hospital in the same sentence...

Dyson has a site site at Hullavington (near Malmesbury) , it was the HQ until that, controversially, moved to Singapore a year or so ago. That's where these ventilators would be made. The idea is to quickly make 10,000 for NHS and also donate 5000 to health services worlwide (including 1000 to UK). ...
by LeadBelly
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: WSC - Bob Lord biography review
Replies: 39
Views: 1292

Re: WSC - Bob Lord biography review

I've taken WSC since it first came out (still got a few of the very old copies but I don't hoard so not kept lots). I've been a subscriber for at least 20 years. I generally like their book reviews and have used this section in the past to base purchases on. As mentioned by Rowls above, it's become ...
by LeadBelly
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Alex Salmond
Replies: 20
Views: 1470

Re: Alex Salmond

Very surprising although one charge was "not proven".
Did the jury decide all the women were lying/ exaggerating? I'd've thought there'd be more "not proven" verdicts at the very least. Friom memory, the jury was more women than men so maybe even more surprising.
by LeadBelly
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Boris and the Tories - Discuss
Replies: 86
Views: 1903

Re: Boris and the Tories - Discuss

I'm not a natural Tory, but I voted thus first time at the latest election. I'd much rather have Boris at the helm in the current crisis than Jezza/Macca/Abbott/Thornberry et al. I just cannot see Jezza (2 E-grade A-levels) coping with a crisis of this complexity. I hope the Labour party largely act...
by LeadBelly
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jeff Hendrick...
Replies: 18
Views: 1960

Re: Jeff Hendrick...

Is "stranded in Peru" better or worse than being "lost in France"?
by LeadBelly
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Positive Corona News
Replies: 136
Views: 8165

Re: Positive Corona News

It's also been reported today that NHS is getting resources (undoubtedly paid for) from the private health sector. According to the BBC: " An extra 8,000 hospital beds across England, nearly 1,200 ventilators and almost 20,000 fully qualified staff will be available from next week." Probably just in...
by LeadBelly
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Porton Down.
Replies: 45
Views: 2014

Re: Porton Down.

An article (re vaccine research/trials) in The Guardian today contains the following mentions of Porton Down (the PHE bit): " Miles Carroll, head of research at PHE's national infection service in Porton Down, said there was "an aggressive campaign" to get the vaccine evaluated during the peak of th...
by LeadBelly
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What Song Best Fits Life today?
Replies: 66
Views: 1425

Re: What Song Best Fits Life today?

I was thinking of this one the other day- found a good (sound and pic) live performance by the Canadian writer/guitarist/singer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKjgJ3oLJqE
by LeadBelly
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cardiff 0 Burnley 2 1992
Replies: 32
Views: 1572

Re: Cardiff 0 Burnley 2 1992

Blimey Bfc- small world. I was working at Hoover up in Merthyr in those days. MD was Tony Williamson who was a chum of Gregory at QPR (and wrote a book or two on the history of that club). He liked to hobnob down Ninian Park and watch footy there when he wasn't at QPR. I think QPR were first divisio...
by LeadBelly
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 6201
Views: 114548

Re: Covid-19

Therefore the trend could be much more video conferencing that travel cutting down on planes, trains and automobiles, which can only be a good thing, especially when these companies review there travel spending for the month or so and start to dictate that more conferencing and less physical travel...
by LeadBelly
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cardiff 0 Burnley 2 1992
Replies: 32
Views: 1572

Re: Cardiff 0 Burnley 2 1992

I was at that one too; memorable for (as well being a big win) it being the only footy game I've ever watched from the Directors' Box (such as it was at Ninian Park). I was living & working in Merthyr Tydfil at the time (at Hoover HQ). The MD was a big footy man (director of QPR and mixing with such...
by LeadBelly
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bono has written a song about coronavirus
Replies: 22
Views: 1014

Re: Bono has written a song about coronavirus

Expecting to see John McEnroe appear somewhere through it with his 'you cannot be serious'rant. Good god, how bad must be the stuff that never sees the light of day. Can see Elton John putting in a challenge to that one. Elton John could do an adaptation of Candle in the Wind surely? Maybe get Bob ...
by LeadBelly
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Why is our death rate so high for CV19?
Replies: 62
Views: 2207

Re: Why is our death rate so high for CV19?

Is our death rate "so high"? France is a similar population country with twice as many deaths. Spain has a smaller population with 5 or 6 times more deaths. Italy has slightly less population, loads more deaths.Nederlands population is a quarter of ours but half as many deaths. We'll only be able to...
by LeadBelly
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cornish Pasty
Replies: 73
Views: 1713

Re: Cornish Pasty

Made a corned beef hash yesterday lunch, let it cool and then made a pie with it, never done it before but my boys said it was really good, prefer steak and kidney myself but it was enjoyable. I bought some corned beef today to make a hash (there were a few tins left -but not many). I like to make ...
by LeadBelly
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Keep Calm And Carry On As Normal
Replies: 51
Views: 2783

Re: Keep Calm And Carry On As Normal

Here in Sweden they are hoarding toilet paper and flour. I was after some flour today, I mostly make my own bread and did a "granary type" loaf at the weekend and almost used that up, I called in Morrisons on the way to town late this morning to get a new bag and the whole flour shelves were empty ...
by LeadBelly
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Over seventies
Replies: 69
Views: 3295

Re: Over seventies

Hi Leadbelly, out of interest do you have any so-called "Underlying health issues"? I had heart bypass surgery 5/6 years ago but no problems since though I take precautionary medicines to control BP (which is OK nowadays). Heart itself is in good shape & my heart rate is under 50 resting (60 withou...
by LeadBelly
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Over seventies
Replies: 69
Views: 3295

Re: Over seventies

Yes that Dorries story gives hope that, for some people at least, it isnt always that debilitating an illness. Dorries is 60+ I think and her mam 80+.
by LeadBelly
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Over seventies
Replies: 69
Views: 3295

Re: Over seventies

There are two reasons why they want older folk to stop at home. Both reasons are because they don't want older people to get the virus, but there are two separate reasons why that's important. 1. To stop them dying. 2. To stop them filling hospital beds. If it was only for reason 1, that would be s...
by LeadBelly
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The virtual Manchester City game
Replies: 160
Views: 2641

Re: The virtual Manchester City game

Could I have paid on the virtual gate?