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Jim Riley

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    Calderbrook, Littleborough, Lancs
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    Boating, caravanning, walking, cycling, gardening, got 2 hens, I'm also Founder and Chair of the trustees of Skylight Circus Arts, a reg'd charity using circus in education and youth work.

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    Circus Skills Teacher/ performer, Circus Jim
  • Boat Name
    Bittern's Boom, 32ft narrow boat reg'd 1968
  • Boat Location
    Warland, Rochdale Canal Summit

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  1. The Grand Contour Canal would be a solution, we can then sell OUR spare water down south, even up the distribution a bit.
  2. Oi! Cheeky! I resemble that remark. Before the usual Messrs Picky leap in with their size 12 boots, The original bulkhead was made from brand new discarded oak tabletops. After 4 years the damp penetrated a little and a couple of bits had started to delaminate. Table tops aren't put together with waterproof glue, it seems. So I clad the lot in 2mm ali sheet. I might paint it, I might not.
  3. So how do they ask whether you want their assistance, before waving a flag. What happens if you don't want help but they've red flagged you and you ignore it? Yellow card? Just thought of the solution, No help required, fly the Jolly Rodger! Arrr! If they don't listen, fire the cannon of grapeshot. That'll learn em.
  4. A little more fluid in the ditch would do no harm at all.
  5. You'd best stop trying to pull the top off then.
  6. Of course I know that, but round tuit are a scarce commodity, demands on my time to do other things excessive. The bits I cleared last year, appropriately earlier in the summer haven't grown back. There is also some Knotweed but the parks dept are dealing with that. They have reduced the amount over the past few years. I reckon if we could promote it as a free alternative to rhubarb it might help, but to be legal afaik, we would have to cook and eat it on the spot. The Japanese eat it.
  7. Waste of time replying with twaddle more like. My special high power stereoscopic full colour vision devices told me that there were still lots of flowers, mostly flowers, yes there were a few seeds, but not many. It's colder oop North. My vast superspeed organic thought processor then told me it was worth the effort, there will be fewer next year. So Ra Ra to you😋
  8. Whether or not people come back as sock puppets is beside the point. Justice demands that when one has done ones time the sentence ends. It's no great problem for the mod responsible for welding the axe to diary the release date and rescind the ban on the due date, or maybe the forum software can make life even easier. We all have to abide by the forum rules. Just implement them fairly. There can be no denial that we need the input of our great leader here. What's the status of the others who suffered under the great cull. (should that be cull of the great?) How many need their accounts unlocking as promised? When will we again hear the wise words of the terror of the Trent, Tony?
  9. What is there to discuss, he received a six month ban, it ended. Natural justice requires he be allowed back once he has served his term. One does ones time, it ends, one is free. How would some of you like to be sentenced to serving years in the Thunderboat? There would be weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth. An awful fate. Anyone would think we are in a dictatorship. So no discussions or mealy mouthed twaddle required, just do as promised, you know it's the honourable thing to do. Free The Medlock One!
  10. That's the one, silly me, Himalayan. Is Indian Balsam an ointment? More likely dementia has crept... There is a small wood behind my house, I don't want it creeping into the little common land meadow between me and the wood. It would take over the bit near my fence where gorilla gardeners have planted veg beds, fruit bushes and trees. The council deal with the knotweed but not the Balsam, its easy to cut down, I've left it a bit late but never mid, there'll still be fewer plants next year.
  11. I don't know, not a clue what it was called, I suspect discussion rambled across several threads.
  12. Well, the past two hours have not been spent dawdling on t'internet. I've been chopping down Indian Balsam with a scythe. Not much else to be said really, as I said, opinions differed on whether or not it was reasonable in the circumstances and who decides that. I of a pet hate, pacifically, demonstrable ignorance have the English language, it makes me go nucular and turn into an evil toe rag. (How many errors are there in the last paragraph.) The Pedants are revolting!
  13. "Have" not "of". I would've thought you'd know better.
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