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by Marc Meakin
Sat May 30, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Trade Secrets
Replies: 98
Views: 10462

Re: Trade Secrets

Not sure if this is a trade secret or something I've only just realised. When preparing jam on Bread , toast etc. Use a tea spoon to get the jam out of the jar rather than use the knife you use for the butter. Also works for peanut butter and marmalade ( not together though ....unless ) Isn't it ju...
by Marc Meakin
Sat May 30, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Trade Secrets
Replies: 98
Views: 10462

Re: Trade Secrets

I have to use kitchen roll on the knife after every spread.
Maybe I should use the spoon for the butter too.

My stepson in-law says that he used to use a spoon ( the bottom ) to butter the bread , when he worked in a sandwich shop .
Apparently it's the best way to avoid damaging the bread
by Marc Meakin
Sat May 30, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Trade Secrets
Replies: 98
Views: 10462

Re: Trade Secrets

Not sure if this is a trade secret or something I've only just realised.
When preparing jam on Bread , toast etc.
Use a tea spoon to get the jam out of the jar rather than use the knife you use for the butter.
Also works for peanut butter and marmalade ( not together though ....unless )
by Marc Meakin
Sat May 30, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 735
Views: 145667

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

There is a saying about children eating a peck of dirt.
Edit
https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/yo ... re+you+die
by Marc Meakin
Fri May 29, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 735
Views: 145667

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Phil Reynolds wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 1:32 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 1:19 pm
Fiona will be reading this thinking "WTF is with the analysis of my post?"
Perhaps we should wait for her to come back.
She is still drafting her Dominic Cummings post
by Marc Meakin
Fri May 29, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And How Will We Feel Fine?)
Replies: 16
Views: 539

Re: It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And How Will We Feel Fine?)

As most of my family are at least a Cummings eye test away, with the new measures allowing me to see my children and my mum and sister in their respective gardens , with the caveat that you are not allowed to use their toilets , sales of adult diapers will be on the increase.....or sales of lucocade...
by Marc Meakin
Fri May 29, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cummings and goings
Replies: 59
Views: 1175

Re: Cummings and goings

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 12:37 am
Durham Police have said he's not going to be fined, and what he did "might have been a minor breach" of the regulations. Going to Durham was within the rules.

Let's all move on now.
Move along now , nothing to see !
by Marc Meakin
Wed May 27, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cummings and goings
Replies: 59
Views: 1175

Re: Cummings and goings

Tangentially, don't you love it when someone gets into a heated discussion and then says they're going to stop responding to anything anyone says? Because if you continue to try to change their mind, you look stupid for talking to someone who has said they aren't going to talk to you, and if you sa...
by Marc Meakin
Tue May 26, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cummings and goings
Replies: 59
Views: 1175

Re: Cummings and goings

I can't be bothered with a long diatribe.
Hypocrisy , pretty much sums up my feelings.
The ' Don't do as I do do as I say ' attitude always gets people's backs up , it's human nature.
by Marc Meakin
Tue May 26, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cummings and goings
Replies: 59
Views: 1175

Re: Cummings and goings

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 10:54 am
The press didn't ask the right questions it seems.
Apparently even Prince Andrew thought his story lacked credibility
by Marc Meakin
Tue May 26, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cummings and goings
Replies: 59
Views: 1175

Re: Cummings and goings

Things we have learned from Dominic Cummings press conference. 1. His wife doesn't drive. 2. His home has been under siege (why go back there then? ) 3. His parents has no WiFi facilities ( or else he should have stayed in safer isolation ) 4. He broke the speed limit driving to Barnard Castle with...
by Marc Meakin
Mon May 25, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And How Will We Feel Fine?)
Replies: 16
Views: 539

Re: It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And How Will We Feel Fine?)

Good to see Spain is opening its borders in July , they are taking an economic gamble that the UK will have stopped it's 14 day quarantine law.
Although what's to stop people doing a ' Cummings ' ( verb. to flout the law without actually breaking it ) and flying back via Dublin ?
by Marc Meakin
Mon May 25, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cummings and goings
Replies: 59
Views: 1175

Re: Cummings and goings

Things we have learned from Dominic Cummings press conference. 1. His wife doesn't drive. 2. His home has been under siege (why go back there then? ) 3. His parents has no WiFi facilities ( or else he should have stayed in safer isolation ) 4. He broke the speed limit driving to Barnard Castle with ...
by Marc Meakin
Mon May 25, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cummings and goings
Replies: 59
Views: 1175

Re: Cummings and goings

Well that was quite an interesting press conference. For someone who doesn't really do speaking in public, I think he came across exactly how he wanted to come across, made all of his points clearly, and had the most appropriate answer from his armoury to hand for every question. As for stuff like ...
by Marc Meakin
Mon May 25, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cummings and goings
Replies: 59
Views: 1175

Re: Cummings and goings

If people over seventy are the most vulnerable , then I would say no. I'm guessing he would very easily afford professional childcare 24 hour childcare? Is there such a thing? I can understand why you are annoyed that he broke lockdown rules, but he and his wife are in the best position to know who...
by Marc Meakin
Mon May 25, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cummings and goings
Replies: 59
Views: 1175

Re: Cummings and goings

I would have been far more sympathetic to Mr Cummings predicament if he and his wife had no over relatives to call upon in the local area like his brother for example Really? I would suggest that for the vast majority of parents unable to look after their young children, the obvious choice would be...
by Marc Meakin
Mon May 25, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Favourite beverage , non alcoholic.
Replies: 17
Views: 318

Re: Favourite beverage , non alcoholic.

You should try sparkling water with orange cordial Thanks for the recommendation. Cordial sounds up my street but I detest sparkling water! :) Well anyone who isn't a lunatic detests sparkling water, but fizzy drinks generally are OK, so would fizzy cordial taste horrible on the basis that the fizz...
by Marc Meakin
Mon May 25, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cummings and goings
Replies: 59
Views: 1175

Re: Cummings and goings

The thing is he's technically, as I understand it, not broken the rules given there are exemptions for childcare. The thing is that is it in the spirit of the rules? Probably not. And what's more, there will almost certainly have to be an inquiry into the entire COVID pandemic when it's all over, b...
by Marc Meakin
Mon May 25, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cummings and goings
Replies: 59
Views: 1175

Re: Cummings and goings

Paul Worsley wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 12:46 pm
He's not a publicly elected figure, so there is no reason for him to resign.

The question is, should he be sacked?
The time to sack him has now passed , around 5 past 5 yesterday evening
Hopefully he will be resigning in the next hour
To spend more time with his family
by Marc Meakin
Mon May 25, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 263
Views: 94537

Re: What films have you watched lately?

It's a documentary rather than a film but I really enjoyed We Need to talk about AI.
Very well made , I enjoyed the film references
Check out Baby X , creepy as fuck .
by Marc Meakin
Mon May 25, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Favourite beverage , non alcoholic.
Replies: 17
Views: 318

Re: Favourite beverage , non alcoholic.

Do soda syphons still exist or did the popularity of Soda streams render the obsolete.
( For anyone interested today is Google free day ....look it up )
by Marc Meakin
Mon May 25, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Favourite beverage , non alcoholic.
Replies: 17
Views: 318

Re: Favourite beverage , non alcoholic.

Tom S wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 6:12 am
Orangeade
You should try sparkling water with orange cordial
by Marc Meakin
Sun May 24, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Favourite beverage , non alcoholic.
Replies: 17
Views: 318

Re: Favourite beverage , non alcoholic.

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 8:41 pm
Imagine if mercury wasn't poisonous.
This belongs in a ' what's your favourite liquid thats not a beverage ' thread
by Marc Meakin
Sun May 24, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Favourite beverage , non alcoholic.
Replies: 17
Views: 318

Re: Favourite beverage , non alcoholic.

I used to buy sparkling water and add cordial , usually blackcurrant or orange. I started doing it because my kids wanted a Sodastream and I thought they were a waste of money It was probably the fun of a machine that did it that made them want it so it's likely you missed the point. I lost out in ...
by Marc Meakin
Sun May 24, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cummings and goings
Replies: 59
Views: 1175

Cummings and goings

Do you think the press are baying for blood or should Dominic Cummings resign ?
by Marc Meakin
Sun May 24, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Favourite beverage , non alcoholic.
Replies: 17
Views: 318

Re: Favourite beverage , non alcoholic.

I used to buy sparkling water and add cordial , usually blackcurrant or orange.
I started doing it because my kids wanted a Sodastream
and I thought they were a waste of money
by Marc Meakin
Sun May 24, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Favourite beverage , non alcoholic.
Replies: 17
Views: 318

Re: Favourite beverage , non alcoholic.

I will give your bitter lemon with a curry idea a go
I guess for the sake of clarity , not together 😀
by Marc Meakin
Sun May 24, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Favourite beverage , non alcoholic.
Replies: 17
Views: 318

Favourite beverage , non alcoholic.

Not to be confused with an earlier topic which , was ambiguous, apparently.🖇️🖇️🖇️🖇️ Specifically I do like a latte in the morning with a double espresso shot . This is made from home. I wouldn't be paying for that in Starbucks. If I am paying for one it is usually a cappuccino . I don't need to ask ...
by Marc Meakin
Sat May 23, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Favourite alcoholic cocktail or drink
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Favourite alcoholic cocktail or drink

Phil Reynolds wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 11:42 am
Can't get my head round "cocktail or drink". Is a cocktail not classed as a drink?
My personal Microsoft paperclip does it again.
by Marc Meakin
Sat May 23, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Favourite alcoholic cocktail or drink
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Favourite alcoholic cocktail or drink

It's been a long time since I've drunk any cocktails in a pub or club ( 20 + years ) but I was rather partial to a White Russian , although I used to drink a Bloody Mary for a few years until some dozy barman put loads of Tabasco sauce instead of Worcester sauce in it
by Marc Meakin
Sat May 23, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Weird food fusions
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: Weird food fusions

When I was younger, for a dare, I dipped a jammy dodger biscuit in strawberry yoghurt and put it in a ham sandwich and ate it. It was actually grand. I also sprayed cream in a can on a ham roll once. That was surprisingly nice. You are really pushing the envelope. The nearest thing I've done in a s...
by Marc Meakin
Sat May 23, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Weird food fusions
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: Weird food fusions

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 8:58 am
Thomas Carey wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 8:14 am
peanut butter w marmite
I don't even think this is weird and you can buy them together now.
I only found that out this week even though I have been eating it for 10 years ..normally toasted these days
by Marc Meakin
Sat May 23, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Weird food fusions
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Weird food fusions

What weird food fusions do you like ?
I love a chilli shepherds pie , basically a chilli con carne with mash instead of rice cooked like a shepherds pie..

Also a Chicken Tikka Lasagne is nice than it sounds
by Marc Meakin
Fri May 22, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Weird celebrity crushes
Replies: 25
Views: 799

Re: Weird celebrity crushes

I'm guessing a straight man can have a man crush , so I'm going with Matt Damon
by Marc Meakin
Fri May 22, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Weird celebrity crushes
Replies: 25
Views: 799

Re: Weird celebrity crushes

Paul Worsley wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 12:58 am
Mark Deeks wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 1:56 pm
She's also 25 years older than me, which isn't conventionally attractive. But here we are.
Is it ok to have a celebrity crush who is 25 years younger, cos I've got a shitload?
As long as your not in your thirties 🤭
by Marc Meakin
Thu May 21, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Trade Secrets
Replies: 98
Views: 10462

Re: Trade Secrets

Peanut butter with Marmite is better than you think
by Marc Meakin
Thu May 21, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Trade Secrets
Replies: 98
Views: 10462

Re: Trade Secrets

Have you ever tried dunking biscuits in orange juice instead of that borderline toxic brown liquid that people sometimes use? It helps if it's the higher quality freshly squeezed stuff. You are very welcome. That sounds disgusting. Although I have been known to dip toast in that borderline toxic br...
by Marc Meakin
Wed May 20, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Word related puzzles
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: Word related puzzles

Thomas Cappleman wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 8:37 am
That's a tricky thing that you want us to do. It's a particularly common inclusion in many words, so avoiding it puts an onus on us to think of good synonyms. But it can still fall out OK if you go suitably slowly.
Or rapidly using a computing assistant 🙂
by Marc Meakin
Wed May 20, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 735
Views: 145667

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Things I'm worrying about... Babies. In the first few months/year of life babies need to be exposed to germs to prime their immune systems. Babies who live with pets, for example, have fewer allergies and generally better health. Isolating babies so no colds or similar are caught has unknown longte...
by Marc Meakin
Wed May 20, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Word related puzzles
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: Word related puzzles

'This Post don't contain any of words that got an ....'

The above was my rather dire attempt at penning a post that doesn't contain an E

Over to you to do better
by Marc Meakin
Wed May 20, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Word related puzzles
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Word related puzzles

This is somewhere to put puzzles related to words and meanings.
I wondered what is the longest entence that only contain homonyms of others .
Shaw theirs tonnes
by Marc Meakin
Wed May 20, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Weird celebrity crushes
Replies: 25
Views: 799

Re: Weird celebrity crushes

When I was much younger I had a crush on both Prunella Scales and Penelope Keith.....I think there was a bit of foreshadowing there of the type of women I would fall for as an adult
I do where the trousers in my relationship , when she lets me 🙂
by Marc Meakin
Tue May 19, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 735
Views: 145667

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

I still can't tell the difference , I feel like someone who had a black and white TV when Ted Lowe uttered those immortal lines ' For those of you watching in black and white the pink is next to the green '
by Marc Meakin
Tue May 19, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 735
Views: 145667

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Also, in the Trebuchet font that c4c uses, the base of the l has a little curve to the right that isn't there on the I . In many other fonts they're identical. Not on my phone though. It's only curved for me on my laptop! Never would have occurred to me to browse C4C on my phone, but anyway I just ...
by Marc Meakin
Tue May 19, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 735
Views: 145667

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Visually , on a computer or phone , is there a difference between an upper case I and a lower case l ?
by Marc Meakin
Tue May 19, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Weird celebrity crushes
Replies: 25
Views: 799

Re: Weird celebrity crushes

Phil Reynolds wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 11:21 am
Marc Meakin wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 11:03 am
For years it was Honor Blackman
Why is that weird?
She is older than my mum , or was , bless her.

I very nearly asked the same question of why Lorraine Kelly is a weird celebrity crush
by Marc Meakin
Tue May 19, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Weird celebrity crushes
Replies: 25
Views: 799

Re: Weird celebrity crushes

For years it was Honor Blackman
by Marc Meakin
Mon May 18, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 263
Views: 94537

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Once Upon a Time in America was very self indulgent . For a film that lasts close to three hours nothing really happens until the last 15 minutes That said it's still visually better than most things I saw at the cinema in 2019 ( I watched a lot of movies in the cinema ). Great performance from Bra...
by Marc Meakin
Mon May 18, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And How Will We Feel Fine?)
Replies: 16
Views: 539

Re: It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And How Will We Feel Fine?)

Mark James wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 11:47 pm
The end of capitalism hopefully.
Nah , nannies , cleaners and estate agents all back at work already Golf courses and Tennis courts open.
by Marc Meakin
Sun May 17, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Best TV/Film Opening Credits
Replies: 13
Views: 350

Re: Best TV/Film Opening Credits

Mark James wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 9:11 am
Marc Meakin wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 9:08 am
Going back a few years I used to like Ironside and Hawaii 5 O.
Also Mssion Impossible.
Eh, he did Mission Impossible.
Yeah sorry I'm very easily distracted these.......oh look sheep
by Marc Meakin
Sun May 17, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Best TV/Film Opening Credits
Replies: 13
Views: 350

Re: Best TV/Film Opening Credits

Going back a few years I used to like Ironside and Hawaii 5 O.
Also Mssion Impossible.
by Marc Meakin
Sun May 17, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Best TV/Film Opening Credits
Replies: 13
Views: 350

Re: Best TV/Film Opening Credits

Best Opening Credits for me is Catch Me if You Can.
Also the Pink Panther films and of course James Bond
by Marc Meakin
Sat May 16, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 735
Views: 145667

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

What would happen to earth should the moon be knocked out of its orbit ala Space 1999 (you may need to Google that ) ?
Would life as we know it still exist with the problems caused by tides etc.
by Marc Meakin
Sat May 16, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 50
Views: 1418

Re: Joke Items

Hastily erected sneeze guards where you can't hear the cashier talking property
by Marc Meakin
Fri May 15, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Dubs or Subs
Replies: 11
Views: 517

Re: Dubs or Subs

Watching Money Heist and the British schoolgirl who is the ambassador's daughter was recanting a story that took place in Nor Witch instead of Norwich.
So the dubs do have flaws
by Marc Meakin
Wed May 13, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 50
Views: 1418

Re: Joke Items

Home made face masks
by Marc Meakin
Tue May 12, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 653
Views: 143201

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Martin Peters wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 12:27 pm
Me I guess
Do you put labels on fruit ?
by Marc Meakin
Tue May 12, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 653
Views: 143201

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 8:14 pm
People who put labels on fruit.
My daughter lives in Japan and all the loose fruit is wrapped in plastic
by Marc Meakin
Mon May 11, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Stay Alert
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: Stay Alert

You can meet them in a park but stay 2 metres away. I must admit that in theory that if everyone maintains social distancing then no restrictions are needed. I only feel I'm at risk in a shop or supermarket. Out and about I feel safe. I try to tap into my inner shark and keep moving , whether I'm w...
by Marc Meakin
Mon May 11, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Stay Alert
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: Stay Alert

So , let me get this straight.
I'm still not allowed to go and visit my daughter or my mother , but I am allowed to go to work with people from other households , a cynical person would think the economy is more valuable than lives.