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  1. steveo

    Long story, power cuts and a water dowser.

    If I had posted this when it started, it may have had the legs to match MK's fridge post. So i'll keep it short but you may get bored. Earlier this year, probably February time, I saw some damp patches on the left side outside wall of my house. Thought they would dry up but they didn't. We...
  2. londonblue

    Things You've Broken at Home and Got Away With

    Years ago, when I was still at school I had an 18th birthday party in my parents' house. My parents were very sensible and booked into a hotel for the night. That was partly to do with noise, and partly to do with the fact that about 20-30 people stayed over because they had travelled long...
  3. DIY question

    Doing up a bedroom in our house. The chimney breast from the dining room comes up through this room. There are two sockets on the chimney breast, attached outside the wall using mounting boxes like this... We're getting the walls skimmed and so I thought I could set the sockets into the wall...
  4. MrB

    Fine Dining in Scotland

    Head stuck in bin
  5. OldBlueLady

    Musical input welcome, but not necessarily going to be acted upon!

    So, as some of you know, I will be tying the knot again in October, and we've been set the task of coming up with some music to have playing in the background both for the ceremony and during the meal. We've managed to sort out the music for earlier on, and are part way through stuff for while...
  6. Cello Scrotum

    Enjoyed this article on the BBC web site: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7853564.stm In particular: A top doctor has admitted her part in hoodwinking a leading medical journal after inventing a medical condition called "cello scrotum". Elaine Murphy - now Baroness Murphy - dreamt up...
  7. TrueBlue

    TrueBlue's Real Food Heroes Part 1

    I am bored so I am going to do a shot series on who the real food heroes of the world are. Today I give you none other then.... COLONEL HARLAND SANDERS Kentucky Fried Chicken, pioneered by Colonel Harland Sanders, has grown to become one of the largest quick service food service systems in...
  8. Benfleet A1

    The Most Honest Grill in the World

    I would go to my grave a happy man after dining here. http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=4632991n
  9. Winkle

    Piri,Piri and sardines!

    Me and the Mrs had a week away ( without the sprogs) in sunny "Portugal which as anyone who has pubesant children time on your own is as rare as hens teeth. Anyway we was enjoying out time together, barbecues, alfresco dining and in the words of Austin powers " I found my mojo". I decided to...
  10. seany t

    SUFC in Guardian Weekend Magazine

    Not sure how many readers there are of The flannel-wearing-tree-hugging-liberal-loving Guardian there are one here, but I'm one of them. Albeit without the flannel wearing. Last weeks supplement had a restaurant review in it about the new offering at Chelsea's ground, and I was so appalled I...
  11. The Maharajah of Hockley

    Ron: The day my family home was raided by the police

    Apologies if it's already been posted, but Ron's article on the echo website makes for interesting reading... Link: http://www.echo-news.co.uk/display.var.1263579.0.the_day_my_family_home_was_raided_by_the_police.php
  12. Napster

    Top 50 film endings

    Thoughts? 50. The Blair Witch Project (1999) - The movie isn't particularly scary... at least until the last two minutes, which take the tension level from 10 to 100 at an exponential pace. The final seconds -- wherein a member of the cast is spotted, back turned and facing a corner, as an...
  13. Davros

    Council tax banding

    I've just moved into a new property, and i feel my local governemnt is trying to rip me off with my council tax, therefore i am challenging the appeal. I know its a long shot, but did anyone move into a two bedroom flat in 1991, and if so, how much did it cost (in the southendish area...
  14. TrueBlue

    Some Jokes....

    The train was travelling along when a beautiful young woman entered the compartment which was deserted except for a businessman reading his paper. The man peered over his paper and asked "Would you let me shag you for a pound?" "Certainly not!" exclaimed the young woman...
  15. Gazza's Top 50 Moments...

    The following 50 points are probably the reasons why Gazza never fulfilled his full potential...even if you don't follow football this is worth a read!! 1) One hour after playing for England, met 'showbiz pals' Danny Baker and Chris Evans in a Hampstead pub while still...