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  1. Can somebody please tell me what a 'Woke' is supposed to be? Because, unless it's a lady who goes down the pub and swears/drinks a lot, I'm at a loss!🤪

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    2. General Cluster

      General Cluster

      I'm a boomer too...but my world-view hasn't changed all that much, with time.:drunk-emoji:

    3. lassie23

      lassie23

      yes it's still a dump run by the inept and the mentally disturbed

    4. Dami

      Dami

      you say the same about any form of social media lass.

  2. Only seven days left...until Ode to Joy is replaced (in the public's consciousness) by Dueling Banjos. Yee Haw!!!🤠

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    2. General Cluster
    3. Spikecollie

      Spikecollie

      I've seen that before, one of my friends in the UK sent it to me as Nurnberg is somewhere we have worked a lot together. All the more meaningful in that city with its grim history. 'tis the spirit we need but sadly lack in these dark days, with more unity required for the known and unknown challenges to come. Crikey, that music brings tears to my eyes without fail, with or without the lyrics in whatever language.

      I'll probably say this again at midnight on the 31st of January but as an Irish citizen, who will be dual-French:

      "Caillfimid tú agus cuirfear fáilte romhat ar ais i gcónaí."

      "Vous nous manquerez et vous serez toujours le bienvenu."

       

    4. Dami
  3. Got myself some lovely Polish bangers from Lidl...Mmmmmmm!

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    2. Spikecollie

      Spikecollie

      I've cooked them with my red cabbage recipe - my home growns top the bill for the veggie bit. Sounds weird but it is truly amazing even for someone who eats very little meat. It takes three hours to cook but Mmmm. I shop nowhere else over here in France except LIDL and ALDI and I am addicted to ALDI porridge...

    3. General Cluster

      General Cluster

      I've become very partial to Freshona gherkin slices!

    4. Katrine Basso

      Katrine Basso

      I love eating outdoor bred sausages with a high amount of meat.  I like my sausages to be slightly overdone. I have gone off beef burgers as I now prefer hot-dogs with lots of onions.

  4. I've just discovered that, after six-years, I still have a Facebook page...That'll be a lot of breakfast-photos I've missed!:shok:

    1. Dangerous55019

      Dangerous55019

      I do a mean fry up if you want me to post the photos on here? 🍳🥓

    2. lassie23

      lassie23

      someone made a sardine cake then took a selfie of them releasing said cake from their person, in the bathroom.

    3. Dami

      Dami

      I never have anyone post me any breakfast pics 😭

  5. 10kg of Tesco cat litter costs £4.50; 10kg of Lidl cat litter costs £1.55...Tough choice!:oldrofl:

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    2. General Cluster

      General Cluster

      IMO peeps vastly underestimate the intelligence of cats; mine only needs to hear 'go and lie down in your place' and off he trots, as good as gold --- and I've never trained him either --- but, apart from that, the only words he knows are 'do want a stick?', 'do you want some treats?' and 'where are you, boy?' 

      I hope he can't read!🙀

       

    3. Dami

      Dami

      They also know when you're feeling poorly.

    4. lassie23

      lassie23

      my cat is a WUM

  6. I'm so confused...when did willies-in-bacon become 'pigs-in-blankets'?🐷

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    2. Weather-history

      Weather-history

      Who thought of the idea of wrapping a prune with bacon?! 

    3. General Cluster

      General Cluster

      Lady Gaga? Oh, that was steak!:oldgrin:

    4. Ryukai

      Ryukai

      They've always been called Pigs-in-blankets where I'm from.  Everyone I know would either have a heart attack from laughing at them being called the other, or would start to rabidly foam at the mouth for using such 'filthy language' in front of the kids xD

  7. Merry Christmas to Dami & Co...I still can't find these messages, once I've lost them!:fool:

    :ball-santa-emoji::cold-emoji::drunk-emoji::reindeer-emoji::santa-emoji::snowman-emoji::oldgood:

    1. lassie23

      lassie23

      merry christmas

    2. Dami

      Dami

      mERRY cHRISTMAS!:drunk-emoji::reindeer-emoji::santa-emoji::santa-emoji::snowman-emoji::cold-emoji:

    3. Katrine Basso

      Katrine Basso

      Merry Christmas General Cluster 🏂🏼☃️🎄🤶🏼:reindeer-emoji:🎉🥳🏔️☃️🌨️❄️☃️🥳⛄:snowman-emoji:

  8. Anyone-else been watching Don't F**k With Cats on Netflix? Good God, there are some sick fooks out there!

  9. Who leaked the Queen's Speech???? How hard does one have to work, in order to avoid such drivel!!!:oldangry:

    And, who's that old Greek bloke what's filling the headlines!:drunk-emoji:

    1. lassie23

      lassie23

      did he choke on a kebab

    2. cheeky_monkey

      cheeky_monkey

      and merry Christmas to you to

  10. Just got back from my inaugural visit to our brand new Lidl. And, wow, is it inexpensive: 85p, for a tin of chicken curry that would be £1:50 in Tesco...If only UK supermarkets would learn from their European counterparts---staples are cheap, luxuries less-so...

    What the flock is wrong with that!?:oldgood:

    1. lassie23

      lassie23

      any baked beans for 5p

  11. Do I have the only cat, in the known universe, that jumps onto the window cill, in order to watch fireworks?😸

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    2. lassie23

      lassie23

      my cat sleeps on my head

    3. Snipper

      Snipper

      Not a cat but we had a pet rabbit that seemed to love fireworks. Use come out of his hutch to watch as soon as my son let off some bangers. Completely unfazed by what was going on. 
       

      He was also happy to be hypnotised by son.  Quite easy to do with a rabbit. 
       

      He was a lovely rabbit who was indulged. Had a custom built 3 storey hutch complete with a balcony. 
       

      Only problem was a damn dog got into the garden and killed him in his hutch. So many of us were so upset. 

    4. Dami

      Dami

      oh dear. sorry to hear that.

  12. Good grief...Just had to endure a five-minute-long salvo of thunderflashes! Aaaaaaargh!!!!

    1. Katrine Basso

      Katrine Basso

      No, thunder and lightning in Thurrock.  The last time there was any thunder and lightning, my cat Simba was very unsettled minutes before the clap of thunder and the crackling lightning strike.

  13. A PC nursery rhyme:

    Ding dong bell, feline's in the well. Who put him in? Little Tommy Slender.:oldgrin:

    1. lassie23

      lassie23

      no animals were hurt in the making of the rhyme

  14. I didn't expect to find Two's new-registration facility to be disabled!:shok:

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    2. Summer Sun

      Summer Sun

      Disabled for a long time now. You have to email them if you want an account

    3. lassie23

      lassie23

      is it sinking

    4. A.J

      A.J

      They saw you coming Pete...lol

  15. Whilst I've always taken Health & Safety regulations very seriously, I do wonder if insisting workmen wear hi-viz jackets, when temps are in the mid-30s, might actually raise concerns in itself?

    1. cheeky_monkey

      cheeky_monkey

      nope i work in construction..workmen do not need to wear hi-viz jackets..hi viz vests do the same job.

    2. chrisbell-nottheweatherman

      chrisbell-nottheweatherman

      I'd imagine that, if they are required to wear jackets rather than vests, it'll have more to do with unintelligent supervisors than regulations.

  16. Does anyone know-of or have any links to any online courses in teleconnections? If so, one would be most grateful!:oldgood:

    1. Katrine Basso

      Katrine Basso

      I have unable to find any free courses but I have found a few on the open university website.

       

      http://search.open.ac.uk/public/search/results?q=telecommunications

    2. General Cluster

      General Cluster

      Many thanks, Katrine!:oldgood:

  17. Right then, so one glass of fruit-juice a-day will give you cancer...according to the Daily Mail. Who else?

    So, next time you see two small people accompanied by two big people, all eating their sandwiches whilst wearing hazmat suits, you'll know that they'll be DM readers eating al fresco!:oldgrin:

    Poor Al!:shok:

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    2. chrisbell-nottheweatherman

      chrisbell-nottheweatherman

      Outdated concepts of science teaching, I'm afraid.

    3. lassie23

      lassie23

      reading the daily mail can cause cancer

    4. Blowingsand

      Blowingsand

      Good heavens this news has shocked me.

      Being a fruit juice drinker for many decades.

      I remember going to a tropical island and not  enjoying the local falling over juice proceeded to empty the bar of all their juices a pint at a time.

      They asked a few questions after a few days,such as how long are you staying before going to stock up  with fresh supplies.

      Due to the bare shelves in the meantime i popped off down to the shoreline and proceeded to empty the freshly squeezed variety from the beach bars.

      This has continued at a furious pace now for over 40 years or so and apart from a healthy glow no harm has arrived.

      Her endeth a short tale,true or false,you decide.

      Just popping to the strawberry patch to mash a few strawberries into a juice,no harm in that i hope..

      Bye for now,enjoying all the threads in here,keep it up.

      Gone

      BlowingSand

  18. Why can I only 'like' peeps' posts and no-longer say 'thanks'? Has something 'funny' happened?:oldgrin:

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    2. Tamara

      Tamara

      I agree  - its certainly not a tiresome competition about who has the most points and that equally takes away from the point of the system. But if a system has been put in existence then its purpose surely is supposed to be about giving recognition to contributions of its members. Of all kinds  - except for narcissism and the other types referred to earlier in this particular conversation

    3. Reefseeker

      Reefseeker

      I just think it's nice to show appreciation to those members who do a good job. This summer, sad to say, the mild to overt trolling that is so evident in winter seems to have continued during the 'quiet' season. So when chaps/esses like you Tamara and Pete are showing solid support to make this a great forum, I like to show my appreciation in a positive way, and I like that to show in your positive reputation. Let's hope that can continue to be the case.

    4. Zak M

      Zak M

      Same thing here. Can't see any 'like' counts either 🤔

  19. Yes! Yes Yeeeeeeeeeesss! Heavy rain...at last!:yahoo:

    1. chrisbell-nottheweatherman

      chrisbell-nottheweatherman

      Just had a reasonable shower, but not enough!😁

    2. karyo

      karyo

      Change of fortunes today, all the heavy showers missed me today despite of the westerly flow.

  20. Popped down to my polling station earlier and, lo and behold, I was the only person in there...The lazy sods can hardly blame the weather, either!

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    2. Tamara

      Tamara

      Many might have been postal voters like me. First time I have voted in several years, but can't afford not to this time with the country set to wholly self implode seemingly of its own choice..

       

    3. Wiltshire_snow_lover

      Wiltshire_snow_lover

      Just voted my polling station was very busy 

    4. Snipper

      Snipper

      Obviously they were all trying to compete with your multiple postings.

      So probably got distracted from what they should do. On the other hand they may think why bother. Any opinion or vote has now got to go to best of three votes at least. 

  21. Ain't it amazing, just how far NW has come, these past sixteen years?:oldgood:

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    2. D.V.R

      D.V.R

      Been part of my life for ten years now 😲  Shock aside though, It's been a great site for knowledge and good therapy as well 🤪

    3. Daniel*

      Daniel*

      I feel it has regressed in some parts 

    4. markyo

      markyo

      sadly you are right,numbers are declining.

  22. So, under the UK's ludicrous drug-laws, I can't grow a marijuana plant by my window...But monkshood, lily-of-the-valley and belladonna are all fine...? IMO, some of our law-makers really do need their heads looked at!:wallbash:

    1. Nick L

      Nick L

      And don't forget, you can kill your liver with alcohol and lungs with tobacco no problemo 😂

    2. cheeky_monkey

      cheeky_monkey

      you should move to Canada ..you can open a cannabis shop next to a daycare centre

    3. J10

      J10

      This country has gone to pot!!!!

  23. Julian Assange has been kicked-out from the Ecuadorian Embassy and arrested! About time too IMO. Obnoxious puffed-up little book!

    1. weirpig

      weirpig

      was that who it was?  i thought it was uncle albert

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    2. General Cluster

      General Cluster

      You plonker, Rodney!:oldgrin:

  24. I was greeted with a veritable smorgasbord of 'error' messages, when I first logged-on. I even got a brand new format, for a few seconds; I can't tell you how worried I was...

    I mean, being cut-off from the rest of humanity is one thing (autism can do that) but from the weather? That's inconceivable!😱

    1. Paul

      Paul

      All sorted now Pete!

    2. Lettucing Gutted

      Lettucing Gutted

      I can't access my profile.  I still get error messages doing that.

    3. Katrine Basso

      Katrine Basso

      I am also unable to access my profile. All I get is an error message.

  25. Och well, time to go listen to Gammons' Hour!🐖

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