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Published: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:10:34 +0100

Last Build Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:10:34 +0100

 



Re: Irma

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:10:34 +0100

[quote boroughonian]An old black Taxi driver once said to me, regarding mini cabs...."they do all our **** work for us".[/quote]

Was that you boroughonian, how you doing?
I digress, on the subject of Jan's Welbeck Cars experience, I'm reminded of what an old cab driver told me about them.
When the Renault Dauphines first hit the streets, naturally, black cab drivers at the time were a tad miffed.
They would phone the Welbeck number, and ask for a pick up by a mythical person, e.g., "Can you pick up Dr. Livingstone, at the corner of Kensington Gore and Exhibition Road?"
Set in a niche there, at the Royal Geographical Society, is a statue of David Livingstone.
A Dauphine would sit there patiently, until he got fed up, or got moved on.
Another one was for Mr. Golden, corner of Giltspur Street and Cock Lane, Smithfield, there is the Golden Boy statue, erected where the Great Fire is said to have stopped.
Sounds all childish now, but it must have been like Candid Camera then, a great practical joke.



Re: Irma

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:19:45 +0100

An old black Taxi driver once said to me, regarding mini cabs...."they do all our **** work for us".



Re: Irma

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:03:49 +0100

[quote Jan the old one]WELbeck 4444 the very first Mini-cab number Tom...used it late after theatre, The Old Vic back to my friends home in Wood Green...nine shillings! Wonder what fare is now. Think it was 1961/2?[/quote]


Little bit before my time Jan, I started the knowledge sometime around 68 - 70.
I think Welbeck was the fleet of red Renault Dauphines, run by Michael Gotla.
As you know, I've been "hors de combat" for quite a while now, but I'd guesstimate that ride today would be £36 - £39.
After the theatre, on rate 3, it would maybe be £42 - £44.
Maybe a tad more if the guy left the meter on while the woman was faffing about looking for her purse in her bag, then scrabbling in the purse for some money.
That used to drive me nuts.



Re: Irma

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 16:39:06 +0100

WELbeck 4444 the very first Mini-cab number Tom...used it late after theatre, The Old Vic back to my friends home in Wood Green...nine shillings! Wonder what fare is now. Think it was 1961/2?



Re: Irma

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 00:10:57 +0100

[quote Debrajoan]Those must have been the days Tom, when minicabs were a minor irritant, and Uber was just the second word in the German National anthem.
While regular folks were eating Wimpeys, or pie and mash, no doubt you black cab guys were taking your young ladies to Wiltons in St. James, or Joe Allens in Covent Garden.
Breakfast at Heathrow, lunch over the Atlantic, and dinner in New York.
Must have been good while it lasted, do you miss it much?[/quote]

Joe Allens? Wiltons? When I first started seeing my wife I'd take her to Dover on Sunday mornings, take a ferry to Boulogne and have lunch at Le Chatillon, later, when Eurostar started from Waterloo, we'd go over on Saturday afternoon, have dinner in Paris, stay the night then come back and have lunch on the train.
In all honesty, when I quit the game, for about a month I missed the fact that at the end of the day, the breast pocket of my shirt was no longer filled with £10 and £20 notes, so if I needed cash I had to go to an ATM like anyone else.
But Ma Pepper didn't raise any fools, I'd used my loaf and had enough salted away.
I'd paid into a private pension, plus I was getting the State one, all I had to do was die before I ran out of dough, and I'd win.
I certainly didn't miss the manufactured traffic chaos though, and I'd been everywhere, and done everything I ever wished, so I comforted myself by remembering my old dad's mantra, "Memories live longer than dreams son"



Lib Dems

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 22:33:38 +0100

Sinking low again re next years election telling European I migrants here that their
Position is rocky re staying here or not.

I understand no decision will be undertaken till next year but as The Sovereign says we must get on with

Vince Cable and his merry band seem an unprincipled shower!



Re: North Korea

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 13:58:49 +0100

[quote Tom Pepper][quote Jan the old one]I thought I had answered Paramount sorry. It's about a camp that's been in North Korea since the forties. Anyone who offend the beloved lead Kim whatever.. Whether political or someone fancying someone's home. The young man who eventually escaped thought the camp was the entire world. Children were bred as slaves, starved,beaten to death.encouraged to spy on their own families through feat. It really is the most unsettling book to read. Do get it.it is not fiction. Took a few pages to understand at first.[/quote]

Couldn't resist it Jan, you led with your chin there kiddo.
Were the first few pages in Korean?[/quote] Thank you Jan. Appreciated :)



Re: North Korea

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 00:19:26 +0100

[quote Jan the old one]I thought I had answered Paramount sorry. It's about a camp that's been in North Korea since the forties. Anyone who offend the beloved lead Kim whatever.. Whether political or someone fancying someone's home. The young man who eventually escaped thought the camp was the entire world. Children were bred as slaves, starved,beaten to death.encouraged to spy on their own families through feat. It really is the most unsettling book to read. Do get it.it is not fiction. Took a few pages to understand at first.[/quote]

Couldn't resist it Jan, you led with your chin there kiddo.
Were the first few pages in Korean?



Re: Irma

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:07:17 +0100

Those must have been the days Tom, when minicabs were a minor irritant, and Uber was just the second word in the German National anthem.
While regular folks were eating Wimpeys, or pie and mash, no doubt you black cab guys were taking your young ladies to Wiltons in St. James, or Joe Allens in Covent Garden.
Breakfast at Heathrow, lunch over the Atlantic, and dinner in New York.
Must have been good while it lasted, do you miss it much?



Re: North Korea

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:22:15 +0100

I thought I had answered Paramount sorry. It's about a camp that's been in North Korea since the forties. Anyone who offend the beloved lead Kim whatever.. Whether political or someone fancying someone's home. The young man who eventually escaped thought the camp was the entire world. Children were bred as slaves, starved,beaten to death.encouraged to spy on their own families through feat. It really is the most unsettling book to read. Do get it.it is not fiction. Took a few pages to understand at first.



Irma

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:15:13 +0100

Had an email from an old, well younger than me, but an old black cab driver friend today.
He said, "Remember that time in the late 70s, early 80s, when we went to New York together, not long after your divorce, and we stayed in Brooklyn at the house of that girl you'd met when you picked up her and her parents at Heathrow?
Her parents were in Israel on holiday, and I got fed up because you were always with her, so I flew down to Miami, but I'd left my licence at home."
He went on, "You flew down after I called you at her house, you rented a car and came to my hotel on Collins Avenue, bet you wouldn't fancy being there now, would you?"
I sent back simply, "You got that right, John, unless I was driving a cab there, they must be making a fortune with all that rain, WHEN they can go out."



Re: My new food fad

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 14:10:00 +0100

[quote boroughonian]Right, the Chicken Chorizo can wait, it's a bit involved.

Chicken Tikka


4 x medium boneless chicken breasts
2 x tablespoons of lemon juice
1 cup plain yoghurt
1 x tablespoon of grated garlic
1 x tablespoon of grated ginger
1/2 teaspoon of cumin
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
1 tablespoon of cayenne pepper
1/3 teaspoon salt
1/3 teaspoon pepper.
Olive oil
Lime wedges to serve.

Chop chicken into cubes (decent size), prick with fork and throw into bowl with lemon juice, give a good swish around and leave it 5 mins, then add rest of ingredients.
Marinade for as long as possible, minimum 1 hour.
Put on skewers and brush with olive oil and grill under medium heat, after 6 mins, turn over and brush with Olive oil, grill again for a further 6 mins.

Of course, cooking times may vary.

Enjoy.[/quote]

Mrs b has suggested a little Paprika next time, just to alter the colour.



Re: North Korea

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 18:11:00 +0100

[quote Paramount]Jan. No... What is it about?[/quote]

Escaping from a camp ;)



Re: North Korea

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:26:01 +0100

I'm wondering what North Korea will look like in 50 years, maybe there's something to change there



Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself!

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:16:24 +0100

Hello everybody I am new member here my name is Wirbore from UK nive to meet all



Re: My new food fad

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 11:18:58 +0100

Hi I love stewed and baked vegetables, and yet, I love very much from pumpkins))))



Re: My new food fad

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 11:16:35 +0100

Hello I love stewed and baked vegetables, and yet, I love very much from pumpkins



Re: My new food fad

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 10:37:56 +0100

Right, the Chicken Chorizo can wait, it's a bit involved.

Chicken Tikka


4 x medium boneless chicken breasts
2 x tablespoons of lemon juice
1 cup plain yoghurt
1 x tablespoon of grated garlic
1 x tablespoon of grated ginger
1/2 teaspoon of cumin
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
1 tablespoon of cayenne pepper
1/3 teaspoon salt
1/3 teaspoon pepper.
Olive oil
Lime wedges to serve.

Chop chicken into cubes (decent size), prick with fork and throw into bowl with lemon juice, give a good swish around and leave it 5 mins, then add rest of ingredients.
Marinade for as long as possible, minimum 1 hour.
Put on skewers and brush with olive oil and grill under medium heat, after 6 mins, turn over and brush with Olive oil, grill again for a further 6 mins.

Of course, cooking times may vary.

Enjoy.



Re: Statue removals

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 15:36:45 +0100

[quote Debrajoan]It may have been the Tampa Bay Tribune when you were married there Tom, but it is the Tampa Bay Times now, it changed about a year ago, check your link.
I can just see the original by-line, "London taxi driver jets in to marry bride number 2"
I'm guessing it was number 2, as it was 1994, apologies if I'm wrong.[/quote]

Correct D.J., Tampa Bay Times, I must learn to read slowly.
I was so used to buying the Trib in Tampa, that I didn't look properly.
You're right, it was wedding number 2, I probably figured that as I wasn't getting any younger, and I was punching well above my weight anyway, I may as well surrender and get married for the last time.
My first wedding was in Bermondsey, June 24th. 1961, a date like December 7th. 1941, that will live in infamy, apologies to F.D.R.



Re: Statue removals

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 12:03:30 +0100

It may have been the Tampa Bay Tribune when you were married there Tom, but it is the Tampa Bay Times now, it changed about a year ago, check your link.
I can just see the original by-line, "London taxi driver jets in to marry bride number 2"
I'm guessing it was number 2, as it was 1994, apologies if I'm wrong.



Statue removals

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 17:07:03 +0100

For no other reason that statue removals are in the news, I offer you this.
Friends in Spring Hill FL have sent us a link to a story in the Tampa Tribune newspaper.
It carries a shot of the lawn of the Hernando County Courthouse, Brooksville FL, on which a statue of a Confederate private soldier stands.
Their accompanying email said, "What's missing from this picture?"
My wife got it in a split second, she said, "Us."
Sure enough, we have the exact same picture, but taken on October 17, 1994.
We are standing on the lawn, with the Civil War memorial behind us, having just been married by the Clerk of the Court.
Will our tenuous link with history be moved I wonder, for the suggestion is that the statue be relocated to the Ayers-Simmons Confederate cemetery in Brooksville FL.



Re: Lady killed by cyclist

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 11:59:50 +0100

[quote janefs][quote Paramount]justice is not being served by the acquittal of the defendant.[/quote]

Incorrect. The cyclist was cleared of manslaughter but found guilty of causing bodily harm by "wanton or furious driving" an old fashioned term for an offence causing injury that is the closest equivalent to the 'dangerous driving' of a motor vehicle.

That was the verdict.

Sentencing (up to 2 years in prison or a fine) to be decided.[/quote] Yes thank you.. I corrected my original comment after hearing the full details later on



Re: Lady killed by cyclist

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 11:53:15 +0100

[quote Paramount]justice is not being served by the acquittal of the defendant.[/quote]

Incorrect. The cyclist was cleared of manslaughter but found guilty of causing bodily harm by "wanton or furious driving" an old fashioned term for an offence causing injury that is the closest equivalent to the 'dangerous driving' of a motor vehicle.

That was the verdict.

Sentencing (up to 2 years in prison or a fine) to be decided.



Re: Lady killed by cyclist

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 08:11:59 +0100

I now understand a final verdict will be brought in September



Lady killed by cyclist

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:15:01 +0100

I am really disturbed by the court decision in this case and feel justice is not being served by the acquittal of the defendant.. My deepest sympathy goes out to the bereaved family and friends



Skip Hire Sizes

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 01:11:43 +0100

Hi everyone,

My last post got deleted so I think I put it in the wrong section. I am having my garden landscaped and have to remove approximately a tonne of soil. We are thinking that the best way to remove it is a skip as taking it down to the tip will take forever, also our landscaper can't do it for us.

Other than a skip, is there any other methods of disposal? Our neighbours have offered to take some but can't take very much at all. I am trying to find the right skip size, I think it will be around a 10 yard skip we need? But I have no idea, this website shows how many bin bags will fit in each skip size: https://www.skip-rental.co.uk/sizes/

But I don't know how many bin bags 1 tonne of soil will fill up, is there anyone who knows more about this who can help us?

Thanks,

Hannah



Re: Pub Reccomendation

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:53:25 +0100

yes, this happened. I ended up in The Kings Arms (Jamaica Road? Tooley St?) for my 12th drink at 6.30pm.



Re: North Korea

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:34:26 +0100

True... We have to stay patient - there is nothing we can do right now. The leaders of North Korea might look like maniacs, but I'm more than sure they know what they are doing. The international aid they are receiving increases when NK starts "threatening" other countries...

[url=http://www.directorstats.co.uk/]Hank[/url]



Re: "A man of integrity"

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:33:58 +0100

Leanne Wood, this is what we are up against......

The fabled far right strikes again.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-40974199

The obvious far left seem to need to concoct a far right as a reason for existence, they are the real enemy here.



"A man of integrity"

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:25:26 +0100

Sarah Champion, forced to resign for telling the truth and wanting the problem dealt with.
This after all the (factual) accusations of authorities turning a blind eye to the abuse of young girls.
Judge in Newcastle said last week that what we know of these hideous crimes is the "tip of the iceberg".

What is going on?

What is the future?

If our authorities aren't going to deal with it, it will continue and get worse in numbers and frequency. Yes, they eventually get nicked and convicted, but after years of having their way, destroying lives.

This is not worthy of SE1 Discussion. Somehow, I think that will change one day.

Corbyn is aiding and abetting this ideal in the name of votes, shame on him.

SHAME ON HIM.