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by ralph
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: How old is old?
Replies: 9
Views: 130

Re: How old is old?

I'm 73 and well past the age when most of my family have headed skywards. Mentally I still feel young, with the added advantage of the knowledge that comes with age. Physically I feel every year of my age and maybe a little extra. I have accepted that it is unlikely I will still be around ten years ...
by ralph
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: Kindness and Understanding
Replies: 20
Views: 267

Re: Kindness and Understanding

Ralph, I had to have a smile where you mentioned your post was long. To me it wasn't, in particular. I've been on Ancestry the last few days following leads for other people & to see a few short paragraphs in your post is a walk in the park in comparison. :D I would agree that humans possess more c...
by ralph
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: How many chances?
Replies: 7
Views: 112

Re: How many chances?

True, Ralph. I don't think there will ever be agreement about sentencing or punishment. I found that very much in the schools. Parents were all for stricter discipline. I'd say if you were to do a survey, almost 100% for it. But when it came to an actual situation... not for their child. When their...
by ralph
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: Kindness and Understanding
Replies: 20
Views: 267

Re: Kindness and Understanding

having visited many buddhist temples in thailand, i get the impression that the buddha is treated as a god by the offerings that are made to the statues of buddha. such as flowers, food and gold leaf being used to cover the buddha statues. so is buddhism a teaching of a way of live or is it driftin...
by ralph
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: Kindness and Understanding
Replies: 20
Views: 267

Re: Kindness and Understanding

having visited many buddhist temples in thailand, i get the impression that the buddha is treated as a god by the offerings that are made to the statues of buddha. such as flowers, food and gold leaf being used to cover the buddha statues. so is buddhism a teaching of a way of live or is it driftin...
by ralph
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: Kindness and Understanding
Replies: 20
Views: 267

Re: Kindness and Understanding

hey ralph, so bhudda was just a philosopher, big deal, those know all w*nkers are a dime a dozen.. how does science convincingly explain the universe ? the big bang theory ? it's only a theory, there's nothing convincing about that. Science is a path along which we are traveling. we cannot expect t...
by ralph
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: How many chances?
Replies: 7
Views: 112

Re: How many chances?

Crime and punishment all has and always will be the subject of heated debate and I'll guarantee that in 1000 years time it still will be. Parliament makes the laws and Judges are bound to act within them. Judges often have their hands tied by the law requiring medical and psychiatric reports before ...
by ralph
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: Kindness and Understanding
Replies: 20
Views: 267

Re: Kindness and Understanding

It's a shame that people would think of sanddancers as a racist site as it is open to anyone to join & voice their opinions. The fact of the matter is that there's only a small group of regular posters. With regard to religion, I think most people thrive under some form of discipline & order in the...
by ralph
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: Kindness and Understanding
Replies: 20
Views: 267

Kindness and Understanding

There is a great deal of heat generated whenever the word racism crops up on the Boards and generally, it is not Race at the heart of the controversy but Religion. Judaism, Christianity and Islam all have a common root and yet some 'believers in all of the faiths have over centuries been prepared to...
by ralph
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: New Zealand
Replies: 38
Views: 429

Re: New Zealand

That's not many considering the number of cruises there are. I'll let you into a secret. These things rage through schools every year & affect almost every class. It can be weeks before everything is back to normal. Odd that you mention schools Sherri. I have noticed that whenever I phone family me...
by ralph
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: Are they needed?
Replies: 15
Views: 140

Re: Are they needed?

Seeing memor come back & ask about scrappy-it was a bit of a blast from the past. It made me curious so I scrolled down a list of the various boards on this site. To put it into perspective, Global was the last one to post on 3 of them, & in one case, the post was made 7 years before his death. The...
by ralph
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: Dislike Snow.
Replies: 29
Views: 391

Re: Dislike Snow.

I was just reading a report that (if correct) might mean poor whip has a lot more snow in his future. A mini ice age effect for Britain (and I presume the rest of the world too? or at least a period of cooler weather?) https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/world/britain-could-face-mini-ice-age-by-2030/ar-...
by ralph
Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: terrorist attack or mentally insane?
Replies: 28
Views: 349

Re: terrorist attack or mentally insane?

I think there is a loose relationship. It's not a highly organised terrorist act by a group but it still qualifies as terrorism. I think that is the true evil of organisations such as ISIS. They are running a campaign to make trouble. They are encouraging people in westernised countries to 'do some...
by ralph
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: Mid winter festival
Replies: 11
Views: 245

Re: Mid winter festival

Fascinating glimpse of the past there, Jeff. Why anyone would actually sit themselves in a bath on top of a layer of ice is beyond me though. Of course it would cut. He should have boiled the kettle a couple of times & poured it in, would have taken the edge off it! Or else broken the ice by hand a...
by ralph
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: whinging poms
Replies: 23
Views: 343

Re: whinging poms

Not one mention of the Ashes I think its amazing If the poms were winning we would be copping shyte by now. Laughed my arse off this afternoon when the whingers appealed to a not out LBW decision and they didn't have to go far the bowler delivered a no ball so there little whinge cost them a run ch...
by ralph
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: Mid winter festival
Replies: 11
Views: 245

Re: Mid winter festival

I hope all the Boarders have a very Happy Christmas and New Year. I was up in central London last night for a reunion of old work colleagues and it was all looking very festive with lights, decorations and lots of people in the pubs beginning to hold their works parties. probably a lot of sore heads...
by ralph
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: HELP!! wellington pub 1950's
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: HELP!! wellington pub 1950's

Hi, I am trying to find a picture of the Wellington pub , South Shields. There is a bit confusion over its actual name may have been Wellington Arms or Wellington Hotel, it was situated around where the Woodbine estate is now in the 1950's. My parents met there around 1956 my Mam worked there as a ...
by ralph
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: Royal Engagement
Replies: 17
Views: 240

Re: Royal Engagement

andysfootball wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:17 pm
I thought it was

beauty is in the eye of the beer holder
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by ralph
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: Royal Engagement
Replies: 17
Views: 240

Re: Royal Engagement

I found her to be a nice friendly woman without the least pretension. mate, your name describes peoples reactions when they see her face. I would rather judge a person by their heart than their face. You cannot generalise of course, but some of the most selfish self-centered people I have known, we...
by ralph
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: Royal Engagement
Replies: 17
Views: 240

Re: Royal Engagement

whip wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:14 pm
Most folk has Camilla wrong.

I reckon she would be a good laugh to take out on the grog for a right P*ss up.

Tally Ho lad's, let's get riding ? :D
I found her to be a nice friendly woman without the least pretension.

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