clever idea,s

Started by alfred, January 15, 2022, 11:30:52 AM

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alfred

Of course I'm thinking again back in time when almost every one had a whistling kettle , today we have many styles and varieties of kettles which automatically switch off when boiled ,.

but then in the past the whistling kettle was a spark of genius,
no matter where you were in the house the kettles whistle were  loud enough  unless of course you suffered with your ears,

changing subject onto bed time clocks which when wound up rang loudly . where as today we have clocks that give off a loud buzzing sound  instead,

Q; what else do or can  you remember of ideas from the  past to todays modern systems ,

klondike

Telephones on a little table in the hall plugged into a socket on the wall.

Cars you had to spend half a day checking over before a drive to the seaside.

Train tickets that didn't require a morgage to buy.

Funny bits of paper and metal disks you used to buy stuff.

Sitting down to a family meal.

Men with funny pointy hats and dark blue uniforms that kept the riff raff under observation and in line. Sometimes got around on bicycles.

Posting a letter for coppers that arrived next day in either the first or second delivery.

So many changes. Some are even better that what they replaced,

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Raven

(Posting a letter for coppers that arrived next day in either the first or second delivery)

The Royal Mail is a terrible mess now, it's nothing like the good reliable service it used to be. I'm still waiting for a parcel that was posted on 30th of December. :downvote: Letters are taking days when they should be the next day. I even missed a hospital appointment because of them. The appointment letter when it finally arrived was dated just over 2 weeks before. It arrived the day after my appointment, WHAT THE HELL ARE THEY PLAYING AT.  :downvote: :nooo: :angry:

Scrumpy

A TV that required you to get off your bum to change the channel.
Don't ask me.. I know nuffink..

klondike

My father was first to invent a remote. It was a long stick with a rubber furule. Poke the channel buttons and twiddle the twiddlers to mess up the picture.

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zoony

My dad had a remote too, it was called kids.. :grin:

Michael Rolls

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klondike

He invented the remote after I'd left home. Not sure how it got controlled prior to that. I do still have it somewhere having inherited the house. It seems he never threw it out and nor did my mother later.

I chose to move to the house as it seemed and still does an ideal location for somebody retired once past the point they want to drive. I could easily just get rid of my car but keep one more from force of habit than need.

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zoony

I'm having that very same 'discussion' with myself at present K.. I've not been fit to get out for months and the poor old car sits there. Dennis charged the battery the other day but had to spend ages getting rid of the mould that had been gleefully growing since last a window was opened! It's a Toyota so it's kinda hermetically sealed or something..which doesn't help. Given the cost of insurance, road tax and MOT stuff it makes no sense to have it there really but...

Michael Rolls

I'm the reverse - without a car I would be lost. Several times a week I will go out for a drive just to escape the empty house - I think if I couldn't do that I would go mad. Quite apart from that, a walk in the park is 2 miles away, the nearest shop, apart from the newsagents, is the same, not that I use any shops at the moment. Nearest supermarket is seven miles, nearest large - by our standards - town centre is 13.
I'm not complaining - I love it here - just being factual.
MIke
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Sheila

Quote from: zoony on January 15, 2022, 11:30:29 PM
I'm having that very same 'discussion' with myself at present K.. I've not been fit to get out for months and the poor old car sits there. Dennis charged the battery the other day but had to spend ages getting rid of the mould that had been gleefully growing since last a window was opened! It's a Toyota so it's kinda hermetically sealed or something..which doesn't help. Given the cost of insurance, road tax and MOT stuff it makes no sense to have it there really but...

Dennis sounds like a bit of a treasure zoony.

Do you think you may be able to get out more when the weather improves?  My lungs are much happier when the weather is warm and there are no cold winds.

I've been in far too much (shielding to start with) and found that my legs became weak with not leaving the house for six weeks.  I've found an exercise class in a local centre and was supposed to be starting last week but the neighbour I was going with had been in contact with covid and I had been in contact with her.  Anyway we are ok, so will start this week.

I'm going to try to go on a bit of a health kick.  We have no alcohol in the house aaah!

Michael Rolls

Sheila
Do you stairs in the house? Stepping up and down on the bottom two steps for as long as is comfortable is a good exercise to prevent legs from atrophying
Mike
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Scrumpy


When I'm stuck in all day and too lazy to go out for a stroll I walk as fast as I can around the living room.. across the hall.. around the kitchen and back again.. I do this loop usually 20 times in one go..  But the view gets boring after a while so I give up..
Don't ask me.. I know nuffink..

Sheila

Quote from: Michael Rolls on January 16, 2022, 09:26:06 AM
Sheila
Do you stairs in the house? Stepping up and down on the bottom two steps for as long as is comfortable is a good exercise to prevent legs from atrophying
Mike

Yes, we have stairs and that is what makes me realise my legs are weaker!  I will do something about it.  What does surprise me is that I can walk fairly briskly along a flat surface for about half an hour and regularly do that but it does not seem to help.  I am going to dig out the exercises we did when I went on a pulmonary rehabilitation course.  The physios did say that, if you have weak lungs, that can affect the strength in your legs. 

One of the exercises was to cross your arms across your chest and stand up and sit down.

klondike

Quote from: Scrumpy on January 16, 2022, 09:30:03 AM
But the view gets boring after a while so I give up..
If the neighbours can see you through the windows they'll have a giggle.

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