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    Jokes???

    "The Young Ones"
  2. Have you a video to show the 36 inch log being processed in this way?
  3. No idea, but I am impressed by his talents, complex guitar with foot and hand tapping rhythm, great lyrics which apart from being touching observations must be hard to remember. Great vocal range.
  4. Lot of words to remember in this song! All in the tangles you're trying to untie by telling But you tie yourself up with the one who's told Grandma's hands are stiff, when I hold them they're freezing She's still refusing to get old Her fingers hurt bad, can't close her handbag Can't do the buttons of her jumper up Her body's gone wrong, but stubborn and strong She argues with the doctor Call me the nurse I don't want a hearse The police are getting younger The stairs are getting longer, your voice is getting quieter The wind is getting stronger She emigrated from Russia at nine months old She's still got all her teeth, some are filled with gold But they hurt her now when she drinks something cold She won't stand her false teeth a-rattling her gobhole Her fingers hurt bad, can't close her handbag Can't do the buttons of her jumper up Her body's gone wrong, but stubborn and strong She argues with the doctor Call me the nurse I don't want a hearse The cops are getting younger The stairs are getting longer, your voice is getting quieter The wind is getting stronger Grandma was raised near Stepney Green Between Aldgate East and Petticoat Lane Her mother always made sure there was food to eat But as a girl she ran around without shoes on her feet Her dad spoke Russian, not much English My Gran translated for him, Cockney to Yiddish She mothered her brothers and daughtered her mother The blind fool tried to stop her daughter seeing my father 'Cause he was an atheist, he wasn't kosher My mum and dad eloped so they could get closer But my great gran told my mum you love him that's enough 'Cause my great gran was forced to wed a man she didn't love Grandma said we didn't know it but times were very hard then But then at least there was the dancing But then at least we could go dancing I was the oldest sister so I never had a childhood When I was six years old, she talks I had to spoon feed and carry my brothers 'Till they were old enough to walk As a girl she worked as a seamstress That's how her nine brothers and her sister were fed She has a little hole in her front tooth From the constant biting of the cotton and thread Her fingers hurt bad, can't close her handbag Can't do the buttons of her jumper up Her body's gone wrong, but stubborn and strong She argues with the doctor Call me the nurse I don't want a hearse The cops are getting younger The stairs are getting longer, your voice is getting quieter The wind is getting stronger When she was seventy years I saw her throw a spinning top And catch it spinning on a piece of string She could touch her toes and shoot a netball And spin around the ballroom dancing Waltzes, Fandangos, Charlestons and Tangos She and my grandpa would foxtrot They won prizes but illness sacrifices youth So now they have both stopped Call me the nurse I don't want a hearse The cops are getting younger The stairs are getting longer, your voice is getting quieter The wind is getting stronger Well call me the nurse I don't want a hearse The police are getting younger The stairs are getting longer, your voice is getting quieter The wind is getting stronger The wind is getting stronger The wind is getting stronger
  5. My only vice, ( but it is only once a year.) https://www.waitrose.com/ecom/products/porter-foods-marrons-glaces/645154-229193-229194 apart from the one in the workshop !
  6. It seems that many modern stoves have wood storage in or very near the stove so I am not sure if this is covered by the regulations. Aduro 9.6 wood stove WWW.ADUROFIRE.COM A lot depends on the type of stove and flue I would have thought The Aarrow Stratford in our conservatory has an insulated flue and when the fire is full blast ,I can place my hand on both the side of the stove, as the water jacket is the shield, and the insulated flue.
  7. Sounds like time for a wood burning cooker, prepare for no gas net zero!
  8. Yes but, if UV is the main cause of plastic degradation, where is the logic of throwing away my helmet, still in its box kept away from light and cold in a dark cupboard I do have issues with this kind of unnecessary waste of completely ok products just because of some middle management policy because nobody can be bothered to check whether the products are still fine to use. Here is another example in the NHS where millions of pounds worth of useful drugs are disposed because of a lazy regulation. Pads, wipes, inco sheets, gloves, drainage bags etc, as long as you have sealed unopened packs, places like Drs practices, District nurses services will make use of them, though they will reject any opened packs. Meds though are a real pain, as soon as they are handed to you over the pharmacy counter, opened or nay, they have to be destroyed. I couldn't fine anywhere, legal, where you could hand them over to a charity to be used in developing countries I used to work for MSF, even going through back channels it's 'dodgy'
  9. I think that some more research needs to be done on the origins of this rule
  10. Should have spent a bit more time reading the book! This page is the one I used to build the Rumfords, one 36 inches square and the other 24 inches square with the internal proportions as in the diagram
  11. Just found my old copy and here are a couple of photos which may help Building the Rumford should keep you busy on Boxing Day!
  12. Does that apply to one bought as a spare that has been sitting in its original box in a dark cupboard, unused for five years?
  13. Just wondered what became of Taylor Wilson and his ideas. Might be a solution for a village or small town

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