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    Originally posted by NickFitz View Post
    No telly tonight, apart from some thing about what deathtraps Victorian homes were on iPlayer whilst dining. But a further chunk of Das Boot read

    21°C outside, 25° in here, and no thunderstorm

    Goodnight all
    The dangers of Victorian homes is not exactly in depth. It is shocking how close we still are. One of Mrs V's clients (with a Baby and a young lad) rents a Victorian home and had a water leak. She mentioned the main pipe was lead, the Landlord isn't going to change it and I was horrified. How are tenants supposed to live in such danger, surely its something Landlords should fix?
    "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

    I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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      Bedding wash on

      It's a good day for drying stuff on the line as the sun has now emerged, at least to some extent (there's still a high haze), and it's warming up rapidly (22°C outside, 27° in here). But I don't suppose there'll be room, as a couple of the other flats seem to do inordinate amounts of laundry so I hardly ever see the lines vacant.

      Upstairs, in particular, seem to have the washing machine on at least once every single day. No idea why, there's only the two of them

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        Originally posted by vetran View Post
        The dangers of Victorian homes is not exactly in depth. It is shocking how close we still are. One of Mrs V's clients (with a Baby and a young lad) rents a Victorian home and had a water leak. She mentioned the main pipe was lead, the Landlord isn't going to change it and I was horrified. How are tenants supposed to live in such danger, surely its something Landlords should fix?
        It's a bit popsci-meets-history and apparently there was a previous programme, which probably had the most interesting stuff in it, so this one (up to the point I've watched) has just been about stuff like food adulteration, TB in milk, and steep and uneven staircases for servants. But it's mildly interesting enough for when I'm eating and don't really focus that closely on the burbling coming out of the box

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          More grass seed and lawn sand bought from Wilko.

          And a washable face covering that might come in handy.

          Or facey as the case may be.

          Very hot and quite sweaty now, after a brief walk down to town.

          Lunch: Heinz tomato soup with a touch of chilli (found some at last), Morrisons sunflower and pumpkin seed bread, yellow corner yog, 0.91 pints of good Glengettie tea.

          <hiatus>

          I rather enjoyed that.

          Very hot now.

          And some scumbag is ringing my phone.

          003. NZ apparently.

          Dunno anyone in NZ.

          Makes a change from Germany & Russia wherein I know no one too.

          10 dangerous things in Victorian/Edwardian homes - BBC News

          I've got a lead water service.

          It makes the water sweeter.

          Changing it to alkathene is a definite change.

          I'd have to dig up the side passage to change it.
          Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; 11 August 2020, 11:24.
          When the fun stops, STOP.

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            Originally posted by NickFitz View Post
            It's a bit popsci-meets-history and apparently there was a previous programme, which probably had the most interesting stuff in it, so this one (up to the point I've watched) has just been about stuff like food adulteration, TB in milk, and steep and uneven staircases for servants. But it's mildly interesting enough for when I'm eating and don't really focus that closely on the burbling coming out of the box

            Hey if its a choice between Miss Lipscomb staring into the camera and David Starkey, well for visuals Mr Starkey definitely loses! He also always comes across as quite arrogant but does seem to know his stuff.



            And Suzannah Lipscomb like Lucy Worsley seems to pick history close to my heart. Whilst its interesting which alliance King X got into, how their breeches & chairs fit makes them more real.

            It also makes history more approachable for girls which can't be a bad thing.

            To be fair to other female historians and not totally sexist Mary Beard & Ruth Goodman are actually quite informative & animated and well worth a watch as well.

            Big Dan Snow fan as well!
            "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

            I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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              Originally posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
              More grass seed and lawn sand bought from Wilko.

              And a washable face covering that might come in handy.

              Or facey as the case may be.

              Very hot and quite sweaty now, after a brief walk down to town.

              Lunch: Heinz tomato soup with a touch of chilli (found some at last), Morrisons sunflower and pumpkin seed bread, yellow corner yog, 0.91 pints of good Glengettie tea.

              <hiatus>

              I rather enjoyed that.

              Very hot now.

              And some scumbag is ringing my phone.

              003. NZ apparently.

              Dunno anyone in NZ.

              Makes a change from Germany & Russia wherein I know no one too.

              10 dangerous things in Victorian/Edwardian homes - BBC News

              I've got a lead water service.

              It makes the water sweeter.

              Changing it to alkathene is a definite change.

              I'd have to dig up the side passage to change it.

              You didn't go full McAffee?

              "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

              I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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                Originally posted by vetran View Post
                Hey if its a choice between Miss Lipscomb staring into the camera and David Starkey, well for visuals Mr Starkey definitely loses! He also always comes across as quite arrogant but does seem to know his stuff.



                And Suzannah Lipscomb like Lucy Worsley seems to pick history close to my heart. Whilst its interesting which alliance King X got into, how their breeches & chairs fit makes them more real.

                It also makes history more approachable for girls which can't be a bad thing.

                To be fair to other female historians and not totally sexist Mary Beard & Ruth Goodman are actually quite informative & animated and well worth a watch as well.

                Big Dan Snow fan as well!
                Bettany Hughs is very good as well, especially on the Ancient Greek and Roman stuff.
                "Being nice costs nothing and sometimes gets you extra bacon" - Pondlife.

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                  Chicken and barley soup with the usual bits of bead for lunch

                  Getting hotter here now

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                    Originally posted by NickFitz View Post
                    Chicken and barley soup with the usual bits of bead for lunch
                    Bread, actually

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                      Originally posted by vetran View Post
                      Big Dan Snow fan as well!
                      I fear we differ on that.

                      Especially after his tosh on railways.

                      Not a mention of bubble fronted DMUs which is inneresting.

                      I rather enjoyed this too:

                      BBC Four - In Search of Medieval Britain, West Country
                      Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; 11 August 2020, 12:23.
                      When the fun stops, STOP.

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