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About Invicta

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  • Birthday 03/21/1938

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    Whitstable, Kent, England
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  1. England/Wales

    Parking charges vary a lot. In our town we don't have many car parks, so visitors usually park in residential streets free. In some streets you can only park for an hour or two unless you are a resident. Many towns have a park and ride where you can park for a fee which inlcudes a bus into town. If you visit London there is a congestion charge, I have never paid it as I have not been in the centre for years. Where my daughter used to live was just outside the charge area so we had to be careful which way we went in. There is a route marked RING ROAD which is not part of the charge area and part of it goes from north to south but if you turn off into any other road a charge applies.
  2. England/Wales

    Hi Salyan, You don't see to be coming our way, I am in the South East near Canterbury. I don't often go to places the other side of London these days. The lakes are beautiful, I went camping there in my 20s with' a Church youth group. .Camped in the Derbyshire Peak District with my wife and two young (they were then) daughters. My Wife comes from Sheffield and we used to go to visit here family and friends. But her family are no longer alive. And she only has one friend up there now who is a bit senile. We went to Wales several times once to our nephews marriage. That was in Neith near Cardiff. The Bride's father gave a speech in which he said, "When Sian said she wanted to get married I was very pleased, but when she said she was going to marry an Englishman, I wasn't so happy" Cornwall is very pretty. I only went there once. My wife had a friend who moved there and we went to visit as she was very ill. They have their own language similar to Welsh, also to the Britons in France, Brittany. Many think they are not part of England and want independence. Here the main attraction is Canterbury Cathedral. But I would rather take people to see the Martyrs Memorial, and the West Tower, where many were held and some starved to death. I don't drive far on English roads these days, I am too old and the roads are too overcrowded. My daughters won't let me drive too far, if I want to visit my sister in Somerset, they make me wait until one of them can drive us. It will only be my younger ones as the elder has just moved to Dudley in the midlands. Driving The speed limit on motorways and dual carriageways is 70 mph unless a lower limit is indicated. In some places they have variable limits depending on the amount of traffic, These are shown on a gantry overhead, Main roads outside towns are 60 mph unless a lower limit is indicated. In towns the limit is usually 30 mph but in some places it can be 20 mph, usually after campaigns by residents who use the slogan TWENTY IS PLENTY. Speed Cameras. Speed cameras are in a number of places and are painted yellow, and have lines on the road to give you time to slow down. On motorways the sometimes have average speed cameras, but in my experience they are usually in places where the traffic is usually so heavy you can't reach the speed anyway, Don't forget you will have to drive on the left. If you have never done it don't worry, we had to do the same when we first went to France. I did have to take our car to the garage and the mechanic opened the left door and then realised it was on the other side and wouldn't drive it. The main problems may be with roundabouts or as the US pastor we know, calls them traffic circles. You have to give way to the traffic on the right, We usually go to France if we want a break. The traffic there used to be horrific, but they have a completely different approach to speed cameras, they are hidden and you are not allowed to have warnings on your sat nav. or radar detectors. or you and get a large fine. This has made a great difference to their driving. It is much more leisurely now. We can get a day return on the ferry for £27 this time of the year, that is for the car and up to nine people, It gives us time to have a meal and do the shopping. OK as long as there are no school parties on board. If we go for a longer break we go to Laon these days or Soissons. There is a small Bible Baptist Church in Laon. The pastor is American and is disabled, I think he is over 70 and has been in a wheelchair for years. About two years ago friends asked him why he didn't reply and he said "There is no one to take over the ministry," about 6 months ago his wife wrote that they thought he would have to retire in two years, but the last newsletter said that he had been to hospital in Paris, and they wanted to do a full body scan to find out why he was in constant pain, but couldn't do it as he was too bent over, and ttat they may have to retire in days rather than years. Sorry Salyan I have digressed. Sorry I have not been much help but I hope you have a great time.
  3. Whats for Supper...

    http://woodenlegsoup.blogspot.co.uk/ This seems to be copied from Paul Bocuse. Word for word. He said it was given to him by Henry Clos-Jouve and that it has been made in Lyons for a very long time. The editor of my English Edition says it is delightful reading, but not to be lightly undertaken
  4. Whats for Supper...

    It doesn't have any toenails in it any more than wooden leg soup was wooden legs in it. I have never made it. It is a sweet steamed pudding topped with raspberry coulis or jam and sprinkled with desiccated coconut, which resembles toenails, Leftover curry from yesterday with mango chutney as I ran out of pineapple,
  5. New(old) tractor

    There was a bit on the TV this evening about a rare sort of sheep on an island off Scotland. There is a rare breed of dwarf sheep on there, Many year ago the Laird of the island built a wall (a dyke) around his land to keep the sheep away from his cattle, The sheep only had the rocky seashore to live on with no grass etc. The sheep survived by adapting to the only food available to them - seaweed. One of the people spoken to was the great great great granddaughter of the laird. (May have been a few more greats than that)
  6. Whats for Supper...

    My mother never made anything like that, the only rice she used was for milk puddings. She hated currants, vinegar, and pepper, and had no sense of smell. Her two sister had a limited or no sense of smell, She was a very fussy eater, When my wife introduced her to Courgettes/Zucchini she called them 'those cucumber things', when I said that they were just baby marrows and you like them, she said "They don't look like it." The interesting thing was when we introduced her to pizza.. Sometimes people use strange names for their dishes. French chef Paul Bocuse has Wooden Leg soup. Welsh chef Tom Norrington-Davies has Toenail Pie and Rabbits in Jackets.
  7. Whats for Supper...

    Thank you I passed out a couple of weeks ago and since then have had dizzy spells. Today I had Stir Fry Beef strips, with a jar of Levi Roots Caribbean Curry and pineapple chutney.with rice. The curry was a bit tasteless but the chutney gave it some flavour. The jar said chicken, but I had some beef in the freezer that needed to be used.
  8. I've decided to join the Masons

    Mortar (and pestle)
  9. Whats for Supper...

    I prefer one Ras el Hanout that I buy in France under the brand Ducros, it is mildly hot, but I have tried other brands but they never taste the same. Some have chili in and some don't, one I bought locally does not have chili but black pepper. Cous cous is a type of pasta but very small grains. In France they sell two grades, fin (fine) and moyen (medium) we like the latter, but here. they just seem to do one grade and that is about the same as fin. We usually try to get a day trip to France once a month for my wife to keep up her French, but is also our day out and cheaper than going to London for the day. We are about ½ way between London and Calais including the channel. I have not been too well recently so have put off going. Today I had lamb's liver and bacon in gravy with baby potatoes and green beans. That is a very cheap meat and it was ½ price so even better.
  10. Bible software for Linux

    Thanks Bro, I did get that to work,
  11. Bible software for Linux

    Thanks Bro, but that doesn't work. When I try to grab the bottom right, it either does nothing or closes the window.
  12. Bible software for Linux

    Online Bible seems to be working fairly well now, I did install theWord But that is not working well. I can only get it to run in a small window that only takes about ½ of the screen,.
  13. Whats for Supper...

    I did cous cous today, Spicy vegetable stew with Ras el Hanout* , a mixture of spices , with a lamb chop a chipolata, and a merguez. Very tasty, *also Raz el Hanout. I came across a recipe recently that had both spellings in it.
  14. Bible software for Linux

    I just found that my hard drive is not entirely dead, It does not boot up and it seems to list most of my directories but all the files are missing, except for some under program files. It says the disk is OK but that there are 2064 bad sectors, so I thought I would try to install the Online Bible on to that. It seems to have worked but I don't know for how long. The program just crashed so not working too well so far,
  15. Bible software for Linux

    I wish to install Bible software for Linux. I do have a DVD with the OnlineBible, which says it will install under Wine, but when I try to install it to USB stick it says I don't seem to have administrative rights for that operation of that drive. I looked on some websites and one recommended Sword (It said the Linusx version was Xiphos) or Word. Has anybody tried either of these? How would I download and install one of these. PS The laptop mentioned in my previous thread just went click and failed again. It worked for a month, but I didn't use it every day.