Eww! Not just the thought of the splash back but that it might have a web cam.[*]
[*] Although it would have to be pretty hi-res for mine to fill more than a couple of pixels.
Windows pops up in the strangest of places. Sure, digital signage – been there, done that. But as something to stare at when one should be directing one's undercarriage? That's a new one. Spotted some time before the current restrictions were in force by eagle-eyed Register reader Tom, the Bloo Screen of Death (BSOD) has been …
I can't say I've ever seen Southport being described as close to Blackpool before mind... Preston at a pinch, or Liverpool.
Using "as the crow flies" measurements *:
Southport to Preston: 15 miles
Blackpool to Preston: 15 miles
Southport to Liverpool: 16 miles
Southport to Blackpool: 15 miles
The big however is that in the case of Southport to Blackpool the Ribble Estuary gets in the way so by road the journey is probably about 28 miles; whether or not that qualifies the two as being "near" one another is debateable. Try it by rail and it's even further by quite a margin; bring your own refreshments...
To put things another way, would anyone describe Heathrow Airport and the City of London (not "London") as being "close"? I certainly wouldn't because that distance is about 17 miles.
* Other avian species are available.
Snarky! I rather like Blackpool and tend to judge others by how they view Blackpool. I've had some fish and chips there to die for. An old girlfriend, from the USA, said when I took her there "This is like mini Las Vegas!"
Blackpool! Where everything is cheaper than it looks!
And as for Southport...Southport desert is pretty neat. I'm told there's a sea somewhere on the other side of it, but my camel died of thirst before we got there.
You won’t get me inside a drinking establishment this side of a mass vaccination roll out with better than 85% uptake locally (Yes, I will get it).
Yours a PhD Biologist who has had Covid, mildly, if fever hot enough to make me delirious is mild. My cellular immune system seems in fighting order. It detected and dealt with Covid pretty well. No cytokine storms in my lungs or anywhere else.
How my system will react now I have antibody cells I’m not keen to find out thank you. Certainly not for a pint. Instead I’m gearing up to make my own. SNAFU on the ordering of a large pan big enough for a 15L boil and boiling a larger volume for brewing water. The one I ordered leaked copiously through the handle rivets when I test filled it with Dundee’s finest tap water.
It got sent back same day, a very efficient returns process, no quibble. The rivets can be clearly seen to be not properly sealed. A clone of Wadworth’s finest 6X (I like amber ales) is first up. If the weather cools enough for lagering I will do a Dunkelweizen (Dark Wheat Beer). I like dark lagers and I like Weissbier so combining them seems a sensible idea. Perhaps a Stout or Porter if the weather stays mild.
Since there is only me I will brew 15L brews. put 10L in barrel (such small barrels can be had) and put the rest in bottles drinking the draught and keeping the bottles for variation while i have other brews in barrel.
But Japan! Sega developed a thing called the Toylet.
The Grauniad and other more tech-savvy outlets also have done articles on them. I remember reading about them before I went over there in 2012, but never saw any. Just search for "sega toylet" in your favourite seach engine!
Marriott Edgar wrote:
There’s a famous seaside place called Blackpool,
That’s noted for fresh-air and fun,
And Mr and Mrs Ramsbottom
Went there with young Albert, their son.
A grand little lad was their Albert,
All dressed in his best; quite a swell,
With a stick with an ‘orse’s ‘ead ‘andle,
The finest that Woolworth’s could sell.
They didn’t think much to the ocean:
The waves, they was fiddlin’ and small
There was no wrecks and nobody drownded,
‘Fact, nothing to laugh at at all.
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