Re: Tea cosy hat
They do, it is " a liquid that was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea."
1220 posts • joined 10 Jun 2014
"crossing the line after the light has gone from amber to red"
The offence is crossing the line when the light is not green. There is a statutory defence if it unsafe to stop only while the light is amber. At least one cyclist does not know the law. (Also many other road users of all ilks.)
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There is logic to having the nuclear missile boats "one role only". For good or ill they are the absolute last line of defence for the UK. There is only one boat guaranteed to be on station at any time. It may be a good thing if it cannot be diverted to another task, possibly making it more vulnerable to enemy action.
Preventing admirals and politicians from playing with "their" train set is, in this instance, a good thing.
Self defence can be a two edged sword. The process of firing a torpedo will give the enemy a very good fix of the bomber's location.
Received wisdom is that the round part of the tower is Saxon or early Norman. The octagonal top was added later for a belfry as the area got richer (at least one tower has a sixteen sided addition).
The locals will tell you that the towers were originally flint lined well shafts and as the fens were drained ....
Yes, why can't I stop thinking that "it must be treated as a fundamental resource that will only provide value if it is properly managed and maintained" really means "it must be treated as a fundamental resource that will only provide government income if it is properly managed, maintained and marketed"?
Of course "properly managed and maintained" is a triumph of hope over experience.
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