Monday, 17th April 2017


112 responses to “Monday, 17th April 2017”

  1. fiftyoneandabitmorenow says :


  2. fiftyoneandabitmorenow says :

    Oh, egg. Ey up Fings. Hope all is good down that under.

  3. Sleepychow says :

    Morning all.

    Polly: “Cows usually trample dog walkers to death because they are trying to protect their calves. The dog, which can outrun the cows, usually gets away.

    A cow weighs half a ton apparently, so I doubt you’d last long with a few trampling you. The moral of this story is if you’re walking a dog, stay away from cows. ”

    Saw a sign yesterday whilst out walking which said to let your dog off the lead if cows/deer are approaching.
    First time I’ve seen that advice.
    It’s something to do with animals getting spooked by dogs on leads rather than letting your dog create a diversion for the herd of whatevers whilst you scarper pdq.

    btw Still in the land of Dunstabubble.

  4. Sleepychow says :

    MiL said this advice came in after David Blunkett was squished by cows.

  5. Sleepychow says :

    “”I know the public are furious with politicians, but I didn’t realise the anger has spread to Britain’s cow population, too.””

  6. Sleepychow says :

    Polly from Sunday: “So I just got banned from the Guardian for no good reason I can see – not even put into pre mod, just banned, other than I was pointing out screening programmes aren’t a good idea and PSA testing is highly inaccurate. ”
    and your follow up comment (which I didn’t paste although it’s more informative n that).

    All perfectly true in my recent experience of learning-curviness.

    They can’t handle the truth.

    Nah. More likely the mods at that time, on whichever arsetickle, didn’t quite know the facts and didn’t want you to spook the population.

    I wonder what the other btlers were saying? It being a prevalent condition.

  7. Sleepychow says :

    Wandered up here yesterday, which is where the dog off lead sign was:

    This passes for a hill dahn sahrf. Ivinghoe beacon.

  8. Sleepychow says :

    Nice painting of simillar view by Anna Dillon:

  9. Sleepychow says :

    Saw this view too:

    Ah. I wondered what was going on with its head …

  10. Sleepychow says :



    This is a creation of the 20th century, built in 1933 from a design by Mr. R.B. Brooke-Greaves to indicate the position of Whipsnade wildlife park. It is the largest of all the figures and after being cut in outline only it is now a solid figure making it a very impressive site even from some distance. Being so conspicuous it is effectively used to advertise the zoo. The lion was covered for the duration of the war with netting, turf and paint. The lion is occasionally illuminated and was so for the 50th birthday of the zoo in 1981, the lights have been recently replaced. The lion is home to a colony of cavies and wallabies which can be seen occasionally on the lion. ”

    Wallabies jumping on a lion?
    Whetever next?

  11. Sleepychow says :

    I read you’re going low-carb, Poll.

    You might want to try a mash substitute made from chick peas. Chick peas are 20% carb (so I read) which I’m guessing is less than spuds.
    ^hedging my bets or what?^

    Drain the tin, warm for a few minutes in a little water, drain, add olive oil, some chopped basil, salt and pepper to taste then mash mash mash.
    Quite nice acherly.

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