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by JohnToo
4 days ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 2099
Views: 62531

Re: Meanwhile...

In a large car park today (at Wisley as it happens), the car next to us, an SUV, was locked, unattended, and had its engine running.

The option of stuffing a rag up its exhaust to stop the engine occurred to me but I wasn't brave enough... What would you have done?
by JohnToo
5 days ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 2099
Views: 62531

Re: Meanwhile...

It's not just you. I didn't mention it, but as I walked away I looked back at the scene: the people involved, the visibility, the fact I was a witness and the old man did not look like he was worth robbing and decided there could be no ulterior motive. If it had been a young woman, I might have ask...
by JohnToo
1 week ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 2099
Views: 62531

Re: Meanwhile...

Environment Agency Flood Barrier. Viewed from one side:
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and from the other:
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Hashtag who cares about Wales, this is Surrey we're talking about here :)
by JohnToo
3 weeks ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Movies
Replies: 29
Views: 1713

Re: Movies

Saw David Copperfield last night... Good fun, and multiple superb actors none of whom tried to steal the show - but we were left slightly wondering whether it had a point beyond good entertainment (not that there's anything wrong with entertainment) - had Dickens' social commentary got a bit lost so...
by JohnToo
3 weeks ago
Forum: General
Topic: Bollocks to Brexit
Replies: 1243
Views: 43520

Re: Bollocks to Brexit

Pre-Brexit: England reach the Rugby World Cup final, losing only to one of their ex-colonies.
Second day post-Brexit: England comprehensively stuffed by the French.
by JohnToo
3 weeks ago
Forum: Cycling
Topic: While out on my bike ....
Replies: 7
Views: 1153

Re: While out on my bike ....

How very confidence-inspiring....
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by JohnToo
3 weeks ago
Forum: General
Topic: Bollocks to Brexit
Replies: 1243
Views: 43520

Re: Bollocks to Brexit

Whilst many voted Leave for the reasons you cite, I see little chance of becoming better as a country as long as we collectively shake our heads and refill our wine glasses. Those of us with an education, decent job and secure housing - mostly voting Remain - may as well live on a different planet ...
by JohnToo
3 weeks ago
Forum: General
Topic: Bollocks to Brexit
Replies: 1243
Views: 43520

Re: Bollocks to Brexit

In my emotions, I seem to have moved beyond grieving for the loss of EU membership itself, and instead, am in despair at the nature of the country we live in that produced this outcome. The liberal progress of the last decades now seems an illusion and the fundamental nature of our country is reveal...
by JohnToo
3 weeks ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Movies
Replies: 29
Views: 1713

Re: Movies

Not a movie but we don't have a theatre thread. London Mime Festival. I've seen mime before on occasion but it's not something I'd have sought out. But a friend took me to Dead Good by an outfit called Vamos. The ability to convey both narrative and depths of emotion by the subtlest gesture is amazi...
by JohnToo
4 weeks ago
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Intermittent Fasting
Replies: 44
Views: 1392

Re: Intermittent Fasting

As we start planning this year's holidays (us both being notionally retired so having considerable freedom), I'm noticing an interesting trend. We have a couple of cycling holidays in the making but where the cycling is a facilitator of the sightseeing we want to do rather than ambitious in its own ...
by JohnToo
1 month ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: This made me laugh.....
Replies: 214
Views: 19215

Re: This made me laugh.....

From my daughter:
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by JohnToo
1 month ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 2099
Views: 62531

Re: Meanwhile...

Our coffee machine was a wedding present.

We have been married 24 3/4 years.

😁
by JohnToo
1 month ago
Forum: Cycling
Topic: While out on my bike ....
Replies: 7
Views: 1153

Re: While out on my bike ....

Churchwarden [as we left the 8am service this morning and he saw me unlocking my bike]: Cold day for cycling Me: That's why I've got my woolly hat [pulling same on] Churchwarden: Yes, but why aren't you wearing your helmet? Me: Why would I want to wear a helmet? Churchwarden [letting himself in to h...
by JohnToo
1 month ago
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Your Ride Today
Replies: 136
Views: 12070

Re: Your Ride Today

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My ride up Box Hill this evening. I am aware that I have probably posted several rather similar pictures over the years...
by JohnToo
1 month ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Podcasts
Replies: 3
Views: 621

Re: Podcasts

"..the Iliad. It's a work that I've always struggled with,.... "

Me too, though probably for different reasons to you....