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by JohnToo
2 days ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 2266
Views: 73666

Re: Meanwhile...

A spontaneous socially-distanced queue to take selfies on the summit cairn of Pen-y-Fan.

We did not feel the need to take selfies.

But it was beautiful up there today.
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by JohnToo
3 days ago
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Your Ride Today
Replies: 173
Views: 16996

Re: Your Ride Today

Unexpected bonus on a post-lockdown long weekend away to treat one of our daughters, at a cottage on the edge of the Brecon Beacons. This is quarry access road and when they've finished work for the day they lock the gate. So you then have 5 miles of mountainous but construction-traffic-graded tarma...
by JohnToo
1 week ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 2266
Views: 73666

Re: Meanwhile...

My daughter (early twenties, professional woman, but little interest in mechanics) bought a new bike. On her first ride she found it wouldn't change into the higher gears. She took it back to the shop. "Oh, all new bikes are like that, you just need to give it time" the man said. But he also "twiddl...
by JohnToo
1 week ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 2266
Views: 73666

Re: Meanwhile...

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A (reasonably) socially isolated harp recital in the front garden of a lady from church whose hundredth birthday was today.
by JohnToo
3 weeks ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 2266
Views: 73666

Re: Meanwhile...

A big hug from here. So sorry.
by JohnToo
3 weeks ago
Forum: General
Topic: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 12419

Re: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread

A 75 year old lady along our road has been summoned for jury service. What do we think? Safe? Advisable?
by JohnToo
1 month ago
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Your Ride Today
Replies: 173
Views: 16996

Re: Your Ride Today

20200626_181348.jpg A very well behaved family of swans in Long Water, Home Park, Hampton Court. We booked a timed slot for Hampton Court gardens and it was glorious - so few people* and so few aircraft. * in the gardens. Plenty of large groups on the Thames towpath with not very much social distan...
by JohnToo
1 month ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: TV/Streaming shows
Replies: 260
Views: 21497

Re: TV/Streaming shows

We finally forced ourselves to get to the end of Killing Eve S3 on iplayer this evening. Has any other recent series lost its way so comprehensively so quickly?
by JohnToo
1 month ago
Forum: General
Topic: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 12419

Re: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread

Commiserations.

Bank may not be an empty gesture. One of our local hospitals is getting lots of people set up on bank, we assume because they think a second wave is likely enough to justify significant preparations.
by JohnToo
1 month ago
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Serial numbers and records
Replies: 0
Views: 61

Serial numbers and records

From one of those "100 years ago today" columns in newspapers, I learnt that this week was the 100th anniversary of the verdict on the "green bicycle" case (Wikipedia has an account) - a lady cyclist murdered, and circumstantial evidence pointing at a gentleman cyclist she had met on that day's ride...
by JohnToo
1 month ago
Forum: General
Topic: In the news...
Replies: 158
Views: 15300

Re: In the news...

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/18/nurse-claims-met-police-wrongfully-arrested-her-because-she-black-neomi-bennett Has anyone followed this case and watched the police bodycam footage? I could easily believe that the initial decision to stop her car was racist, but I'd be interested what ...
by JohnToo
1 month ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: TV/Streaming shows
Replies: 260
Views: 21497

Re: TV/Streaming shows

Staged. Michael Sheen and David Tennant and friends playing versions of themselves meeting over VC. It's funny, each episode is short and born out of great affection between all the actors. That, plus Jonathan Creek. Even the very early episodes have aged quite well. When I Liked this this morning,...
by JohnToo
1 month ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: TV/Streaming shows
Replies: 260
Views: 21497

Re: TV/Streaming shows

The Salisbury Poisonings has been very impressive, I thought. Last part at 9pm tonight. We're enjoying it a lot too (watched eps 1&2 so far). And it's not hard to see why (apart from some good writing and acting): public health officials as heroes; recommendations to take far-reaching early action ...
by JohnToo
1 month ago
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Small lobbying gains or self delusion?
Replies: 38
Views: 1863

Re: Small lobbying gains or self delusion?

Having read the latest Cycle, I was prepared to be in a generous mood, and point out (a) that we now know that the new Interim Chief Exec is in fact not only a former London cycle commuter but a Brompton user, and (b) it featured words from Chris Juden for, I think, the first time since he was sacke...
by JohnToo
2 months ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 2266
Views: 73666

Re: Meanwhile...

I have a long history of issues with my ear and have regular checkups, over the weekend my ear decided to really go for it so this morning I called the booking centre at the hospital and was told I can only get an appointment by GP referral, rang GP, cannot speak to anyone until Thursday, cannot wa...