As an interesting aside, very few media organisations are even reporting on the no confidence motion.

Almost as if there is a media collusion to see the postions of the Conservatives & Labour prevail.

An honourable exception is The Independent:

independent.co.uk/news/uk/poli

At last!

SNP, Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru & Greens have tabled a motion of no confidence in Theresa May's government.

This is in response to the Labour party refusing to table a motion under the Fixed Term Parliaments Act.

Only no confidence motions by the leader of the opposition *have* to be accepted.

Let's see what happens...

@gemlog @Fritillaria2
You can't apply generalisms to the whole population. Some people look great in their twenties (incl. what they wear), others 50+ still haven't learned and have a terrible "look".

The TV "keeping up appearances" was more about social class, rather than personal presentation. Though how some people dress has a social class element. Upper class shabby chic is a thing, for example.

@penguin42
I only remember Basil Fawlty (John Cleese) trying NOT to mention the war. πŸ˜ƒ

Typo: last sentence in previous post should read "would be enough". :blobsad:

The permits are fairly cheap and allow you to collect wood in a designated area for a period of either one month or three months. You can take a vehicle with trailer on-site and collect as much wood as you want.

However, to collect the larger logs would require a large trailer with a winch. Alternatively, the large logs could be cut, but this wouldn't be easy without using a power saw.

What a waste!

The photo below shows part of a pile of spruce logs I saw on yesterday's .

This is a very common sight on forestry plantations. The piles are uneconomic for the transport trucks to collect. However, at 60-70 cm diameter they are much too big to be collected by hand. Permits are available to collect the discarded wood, BUT chainsaws aren't allowed.

The result is the wood is left to rot. This pile alone would've be enough for one household for a whole year.

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@Fritillaria2
So, you've never complemented someone on a nice jacket they are wearing or a stylish pair of shoes. Alternatively, you've never thought that hairstyle doesn't do anything for them.

@gemlog

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@gemlog
Maybe it takes 30+ years for people to realise what self presentation best suits them.

@gemlog
Oh, Daily Mail: only worsted by the likes of the Sun or Star in the UK.

@gemlog
Most of these celebrity photographs are provided through agencies or sometimes individual photographers. Media companies will pick and choose what type of images they will use. A tabloid newspaper will be more likely to use a salacious type photo than a broadsheet. Mail? Is that the Globe & Mail? It is more in the second category, I suppose.

I think some people in their 50s look 20 years younger, others not so much. πŸ˜ƒ

@penguin42
Only been around for a couple of millennia. πŸ˜ƒ

Not a fan of modern day circuses, but the Roman ones sounded like fun.

I really think most sport, and particularly football, is just there as a distraction from the crap going on all around us. Some would say that is a good thing, but on balance I would say not.

@penguin42
How very dare you.
Football is there to fulfill the circus part of "bread and circuses". It is most remiss of you not to appreciate it.

Nollaig Chridheil agus Bliadhna Mhath Γ™r

@erikstl
I think there is a difference between people you contact on an irregular basis and those whom you have weekly or daily conversations. SMS is fine for the first group and other messaging apps might be better for the second group. Also, I have only very rarely used SMS for one-to-many comms.

I wouldn't know which messaging apps to recommend to friends as I'm not sure which to use myself. Currently, Signal would probably be my preferred app.

@bob
Perhaps, like me, you remembered the name when her first book came out because of her famous dad.

@gemlog

@gemlog
Yeah, sure. If you are a celebrity there will always be a paparazzi photographer just around the corner, even on the day you have the flu and a hangover.

Besides, as far as I know there aren't any spices called Lawrence or Swift.

@erikstl
[Caveat: I might be the wrong age profile].

I still find SMS exceedingly useful, as it is universal. I only ever use it for short messages and never use MMS. However, if I have a mobile number for someone I'm 99.9% certain a SMS message will get to them.

Most people I know have enough bundled SMS every month, as part of their contracts, that in effect they are a means of free communication.

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