Tag Archives: health and safety

Helmshore Textile Museum………reminders of my mother

My mother was born in 1918, was very bright and it was suggested she go to the Grammar School to continue her education. This was not possible because at the age of 8 her father was killed in a “pitfall” … Continue reading

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Me Jurgen………you Heike! (Me Tarzan……you Jane)

On my recent visit to Konstanz the temperature was so hot (33c) that the locals took to diving off the bridge into the River Rheine to keep cool. Of course “elf and safety” would have banned this in the UK … Continue reading

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Cheese Rolling at Coopers Hill………..a mad tradition continues!

Thousands of people gathered in Gloucestershire for the traditional cheese-rolling races on Cooper’s Hill. The unofficial event was organised by rebel cheese rollers, after plans for an official event were shelved in 2010. An estimated 5,000 people turned out to … Continue reading

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“Elf n’ safety”……………..seen on a building site in Uttoxeter!

Only in the UK………………..

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Cooling Off in Konstanz…………….(and sod the “elf and safety brigade”)

Last summer my colleague and I were in Konstanz in Southern Germany attending a conference and the weather was very hot. On our way back to our hotel one afternoon we came across a group of teenagers attempting to “cool … Continue reading

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The lunatics are taking over the asylum…………….

Supermarket forced to pull packets of Whole Hearted Roasted Monkey Nuts from the shelves…because nuts aren’t listed as ingredient Booths is concerned the label doesn’t state the packet contains peanuts Nuts have been withdrawn as they pose a risk to people allergic … Continue reading

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