Wycombe from A-Z: X is for Xmas Decorations

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Many years ago Christmas was a magical time in Wycombe and the powers that be really went to town when it came to decorations.

The town centre decorations probably reached their peak in the halcyon days of the 1970's.

Back then the streets were decorated from Easton Street right up to the far end of Desborough Road and fully decorated Christmas trees were located in the Library Gardens, Frogmoor and at the end of White Hart Street.

Every lamp post would have illuminated figures such as snowmen, choir boys and candles and what's more these decorations were powered by full sized light bulbs which would give a modern day health and safety officer a fit.

Near to the festive season Father Christmas would arrive on a train from London and there would be a large procession down the High Street culminating at Murray's department store where he would take up residence until Christmas Eve.

Back then our town really celebrated the festive season. Sadly modern day celebrations are nowhere near as lavish.

Thanks to the blight of political correctness and spending cutbacks the 'festive decorations' (be careful not to say 'Christmas decorations' for fear of causing offence) in recent years have been awful affairs.

For the past few years the High Street has been blighted with some dreadful lights indeed the number of bulbs has declined year on year until last year there were only enough left to cover the short area from the junction of Corporation Street to the Library Gardens.

The lights were so far away from the Guild Hall that I wrote an article in the printed version of the Bucks Free Press saying that if standing beside the Guild Hall yours truly needed binoculars to see the lights.

In Desborough Road the modern street decorations are powered by newfangled LED bulbs which, in my opinion, are not as good at traditional filament bulbs.

Last year a Christmas tree was put up on Frogmoor and another in the Library gardens but the decorations on the latter tree were dire.

Years ago people would come to Wycombe just to see the Christmas decorations but in recent years the show was so bad it wasn't worth coming.

An unbiased observer would probably draw the conclusion that over the years the decline in the standard of festive decorations has matched the general decline in the town as a whole.

Every year the town has a special event, usually on a Thursday, when the lights are switched on.

For some reason the lights switch on always takes place in the late evening, last year it was 6.45pm, after the town centre workers have gone home.

The workers either have to hang around for nearly two hours or go home then return to see the switch on. Why on earth can't the lights be switched on earlier so everyone can see them?

When the lights have been switched on officially, despite the darkness of the winter evenings, they are not illuminated until long after 5pm meaning that only the drunken yobbos who frequent the town in the evening and those determined to seem them actually knew what they looked like on.

It's about time Wycombe pulled its socks up and put on a decent festive light display indeed as part of the show I would like to see a laser shone down the High Street from the Guild Hall to Easton Street.

How about putting some search lights on Frogmoor that shine in the sky so people can look out of the windows of their houses and see the festive lights in the sky?

To encourage Christmas shoppers to Wycombe town centre parking charges should be slashed after 2pm on two days a week from the beginning of November, say Wednesday and Thursday.

How are the local traders and businesses likely to survive unless the powers that be create the right atmosphere to encourage the shoppers to our town?

Aylesbury and Marlow can put on decent displays of Christmas lights so why can't Wycombe?

What do you think?

*Maybe you would like to suggest other suitable topics for letters of the alphabet? If you have any ideas on what you think the letter 'Y' should stand for just leave a comment and let me know.

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9:06pm Sat 13 Oct 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

Maybe you would like to suggest other suitable topics for letters of the alphabet? If you have any ideas on what you think the letter 'Y' should stand for just leave a comment and let me know.


Got to be Yobbos or yob behaviour - hasn't it - even the Charles Boyer tribute entertainer Superintendent Houalla of TVP in Wycombe is interested in and perplexed by it - he's not certain what it actually is though apparently 90% of complaints are justified.
[quote]Maybe you would like to suggest other suitable topics for letters of the alphabet? If you have any ideas on what you think the letter 'Y' should stand for just leave a comment and let me know.[/quote] Got to be Yobbos or yob behaviour - hasn't it - even the Charles Boyer tribute entertainer Superintendent Houalla of TVP in Wycombe is interested in and perplexed by it - he's not certain what it actually is though apparently 90% of complaints are justified. ImpeturbableLawrence

9:08pm Sat 13 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:06pm
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Indeed 'yobbo' would be a topic that I could write about however it would be nice to find something more positive to write about....
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:06pm ~ Indeed 'yobbo' would be a topic that I could write about however it would be nice to find something more positive to write about.... ivor

9:12pm Sat 13 Oct 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

(be careful not to say 'Christmas decorations' for fear of causing offence)


Oh Dear ! You went and said it without meaning to!
[quote] (be careful not to say 'Christmas decorations' for fear of causing offence) [/quote] Oh Dear ! You went and said it without meaning to! ImpeturbableLawrence

9:13pm Sat 13 Oct 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

Who would be offended by the way – those naughty politically correct people you were castigating earlier this year – or non-Christians? If it’s the non-Christiansdo you mean the Muslims, the Hindus, the Sikhs or the Jews of High Wycombe?
Who would be offended by the way – those naughty politically correct people you were castigating earlier this year – or non-Christians? If it’s the non-Christiansdo you mean the Muslims, the Hindus, the Sikhs or the Jews of High Wycombe? ImpeturbableLawrence

9:16pm Sat 13 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at at 9:12pm
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Oh dear, looks like I slipped up there....
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at at 9:12pm ~ Oh dear, looks like I slipped up there.... ivor

9:16pm Sat 13 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:13pm
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I fear it would be the politically correct people who would be offended after all that's what they are all about isn't it?
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:13pm ~ I fear it would be the politically correct people who would be offended after all that's what they are all about isn't it? ivor

9:24pm Sat 13 Oct 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

ImpeturbableLawrence wrote:
Who would be offended by the way – those naughty politically correct people you were castigating earlier this year – or non-Christians? If it’s the non-Christiansdo you mean the Muslims, the Hindus, the Sikhs or the Jews of High Wycombe?
The lights were so far away from the Guild Hall that I wrote an article in the printed version of the Bucks Free Press saying that if standing beside the Guild Hall yours truly needed binoculars to see the lights.


Yet you can see them clearly enough in your photo – apparently taken from beside the Guildhall.
[quote][p][bold]ImpeturbableLawrence[/bold] wrote: Who would be offended by the way – those naughty politically correct people you were castigating earlier this year – or non-Christians? If it’s the non-Christiansdo you mean the Muslims, the Hindus, the Sikhs or the Jews of High Wycombe?[/p][/quote][quote] The lights were so far away from the Guild Hall that I wrote an article in the printed version of the Bucks Free Press saying that if standing beside the Guild Hall yours truly needed binoculars to see the lights. [/quote] Yet you can see them clearly enough in your photo – apparently taken from beside the Guildhall. ImpeturbableLawrence

9:26pm Sat 13 Oct 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

An unbiased observer would probably draw the conclusion that over the years the decline in the standard of festive decorations has matched the general decline in the town as a whole.


Yes – it's these biased observers who are the cause of all the trouble!
[quote] An unbiased observer would probably draw the conclusion that over the years the decline in the standard of festive decorations has matched the general decline in the town as a whole. [/quote] Yes – it's these biased observers who are the cause of all the trouble! ImpeturbableLawrence

9:29pm Sat 13 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:24pm
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Let me clarify things, the picture accompanying this blog was taken in 2008 but the 2011 lights were the ones that required binoculars.
~
My trusty electric camera was good enough to take pictures of athletes on the furthest side of the Olympic stadium during London 2012 but sadly it was unable to resolve the Christmas lights at the far end of Wycombe High Street in 2011.
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:24pm ~ Let me clarify things, the picture accompanying this blog was taken in 2008 but the 2011 lights were the ones that required binoculars. ~ My trusty electric camera was good enough to take pictures of athletes on the furthest side of the Olympic stadium during London 2012 but sadly it was unable to resolve the Christmas lights at the far end of Wycombe High Street in 2011. ivor

9:29pm Sat 13 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:26pm
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At least I am not biased....
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:26pm ~ At least I am not biased.... ivor

9:29pm Sat 13 Oct 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

ivor wrote:
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:06pm
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Indeed 'yobbo' would be a topic that I could write about however it would be nice to find something more positive to write about....
I don’t know … (Lawrence looks thoughtful) … why don’t you break with your usual habits and write something that is not very positive?
[quote][p][bold]ivor[/bold] wrote: Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:06pm ~ Indeed 'yobbo' would be a topic that I could write about however it would be nice to find something more positive to write about....[/p][/quote]I don’t know … (Lawrence looks thoughtful) … why don’t you break with your usual habits and write something that is [bold] not[/bold] very positive? ImpeturbableLawrence

9:31pm Sat 13 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:29pm
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I think I should finish this series (it's unlikely there will be a blog for the letter 'Z') on a positive note....
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:29pm ~ I think I should finish this series (it's unlikely there will be a blog for the letter 'Z') on a positive note.... ivor

9:32pm Sat 13 Oct 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

ivor wrote:
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:24pm
~
Let me clarify things, the picture accompanying this blog was taken in 2008 but the 2011 lights were the ones that required binoculars.
~
My trusty electric camera was good enough to take pictures of athletes on the furthest side of the Olympic stadium during London 2012 but sadly it was unable to resolve the Christmas lights at the far end of Wycombe High Street in 2011.
Was that the year that the town was covered by an appalling cloud of dark smoke - reported in your blog - surely such conditions are not typical?
[quote][p][bold]ivor[/bold] wrote: Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:24pm ~ Let me clarify things, the picture accompanying this blog was taken in 2008 but the 2011 lights were the ones that required binoculars. ~ My trusty electric camera was good enough to take pictures of athletes on the furthest side of the Olympic stadium during London 2012 but sadly it was unable to resolve the Christmas lights at the far end of Wycombe High Street in 2011.[/p][/quote]Was that the year that the town was covered by an appalling cloud of dark smoke - reported in your blog - surely such conditions are not typical? ImpeturbableLawrence

9:33pm Sat 13 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:32pm
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There was no smoke....
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:32pm ~ There was no smoke.... ivor

9:35pm Sat 13 Oct 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

ivor wrote:
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:29pm
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I think I should finish this series (it's unlikely there will be a blog for the letter 'Z') on a positive note....
There are quite a few Zimbabweans in Wycombe - often carrying dollars as well as pounds, since the collapse of the Zimbabwean currency - why not do a blog on Zimbabweans on a positive note?

(A lot of them hang out in the 'Roundabout' drinking Lucifer urine.)
[quote][p][bold]ivor[/bold] wrote: Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:29pm ~ I think I should finish this series (it's unlikely there will be a blog for the letter 'Z') on a positive note....[/p][/quote]There are quite a few Zimbabweans in Wycombe - often carrying dollars as well as pounds, since the collapse of the Zimbabwean currency - why not do a blog on Zimbabweans on a positive note? (A lot of them hang out in the 'Roundabout' drinking Lucifer urine.) ImpeturbableLawrence

9:37pm Sat 13 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:35pm
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Its best that steer clear of anything to do with Lucifer...
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:35pm ~ Its best that steer clear of anything to do with Lucifer... ivor

9:38pm Sat 13 Oct 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

(They carry small quantities of dollars to send to the folks back home so it’s not worth mugging a Zimbabwean even if they are a small Zimbabwean.)
(They carry small quantities of dollars to send to the folks back home so it’s not worth mugging a Zimbabwean even if they are a small Zimbabwean.) ImpeturbableLawrence

9:42pm Sat 13 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:38pm
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I never knew that...
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:38pm ~ I never knew that... ivor

9:54pm Sat 13 Oct 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

ivor wrote:
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:26pm
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At least I am not biased....
Indeed not and you are renowned for your positiveness!
[quote][p][bold]ivor[/bold] wrote: Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:26pm ~ At least I am not biased....[/p][/quote]Indeed not and you are renowned for your positiveness! ImpeturbableLawrence

9:54pm Sat 13 Oct 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

ivor wrote:
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:38pm
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I never knew that...
Lucky I warned you then!
[quote][p][bold]ivor[/bold] wrote: Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:38pm ~ I never knew that...[/p][/quote]Lucky I warned you then! ImpeturbableLawrence

10:01pm Sat 13 Oct 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

ImpeturbableLawrence wrote:
ivor wrote:
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:29pm
~
I think I should finish this series (it's unlikely there will be a blog for the letter 'Z') on a positive note....
There are quite a few Zimbabweans in Wycombe - often carrying dollars as well as pounds, since the collapse of the Zimbabwean currency - why not do a blog on Zimbabweans on a positive note?

(A lot of them hang out in the 'Roundabout' drinking Lucifer urine.)
'Lucifer urine' as I now think of it - did you post these: http://www.foodferre
t.com/recipe/Urine-c
ocktail#ttl=%2BUrine
%20%2Bcocktail&m
=normal&g=&p
=1&big=on

http://www.cocktaile
quipment.com/db/view
Cocktail.asp?ID=9651 ?
[quote][p][bold]ImpeturbableLawrence[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ivor[/bold] wrote: Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:29pm ~ I think I should finish this series (it's unlikely there will be a blog for the letter 'Z') on a positive note....[/p][/quote]There are quite a few Zimbabweans in Wycombe - often carrying dollars as well as pounds, since the collapse of the Zimbabwean currency - why not do a blog on Zimbabweans on a positive note? (A lot of them hang out in the 'Roundabout' drinking Lucifer urine.)[/p][/quote]'Lucifer urine' as I now think of it - did you post these: http://www.foodferre t.com/recipe/Urine-c ocktail#ttl=%2BUrine %20%2Bcocktail&m =normal&g=&p =1&big=on http://www.cocktaile quipment.com/db/view Cocktail.asp?ID=9651 ? ImpeturbableLawrence

10:22pm Sat 13 Oct 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

ivor wrote:
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:24pm
~
Let me clarify things, the picture accompanying this blog was taken in 2008 but the 2011 lights were the ones that required binoculars.
~
My trusty electric camera was good enough to take pictures of athletes on the furthest side of the Olympic stadium during London 2012 but sadly it was unable to resolve the Christmas lights at the far end of Wycombe High Street in 2011.
Surely 'electric cameras' are new-fangled rather than trusty?
[quote][p][bold]ivor[/bold] wrote: Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:24pm ~ Let me clarify things, the picture accompanying this blog was taken in 2008 but the 2011 lights were the ones that required binoculars. ~ My trusty electric camera was good enough to take pictures of athletes on the furthest side of the Olympic stadium during London 2012 but sadly it was unable to resolve the Christmas lights at the far end of Wycombe High Street in 2011.[/p][/quote]Surely 'electric cameras' are new-fangled rather than trusty? ImpeturbableLawrence

11:04pm Sat 13 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:54pm
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That's nice of you to say that...
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:54pm ~ That's nice of you to say that... ivor

11:04pm Sat 13 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:54pm
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Indeed it was lucky you warned me....
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:54pm ~ Indeed it was lucky you warned me.... ivor

11:05pm Sat 13 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 10:01pm
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Somehow I don't think I should use the links you gave....
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 10:01pm ~ Somehow I don't think I should use the links you gave.... ivor

11:05pm Sat 13 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 10:22pm
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Unfortunately film processing is rather expensive and I heard that colour slide processing has ceased so I am forced to use a newfangled electric camera.
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 10:22pm ~ Unfortunately film processing is rather expensive and I heard that colour slide processing has ceased so I am forced to use a newfangled electric camera. ivor

7:54am Sun 14 Oct 12

charlie, charlie, charlie says...

I agree in the past 25 years the light's have gone down hill. I have lived in wycombe all my life and when i was a child i would be excited about the festive light switch on. I now have 3 little sisters that are 2, 4 and 7 years old. I would love for them to see the festive lights the way i saw them when i was younger. Every year is a let down with the lights but the atmosphere is still the same with everyone getting into the festive season. Also each year their always seems to be trouble, why can't the teensgers allow the younger ones to enjoy themselves?
I agree in the past 25 years the light's have gone down hill. I have lived in wycombe all my life and when i was a child i would be excited about the festive light switch on. I now have 3 little sisters that are 2, 4 and 7 years old. I would love for them to see the festive lights the way i saw them when i was younger. Every year is a let down with the lights but the atmosphere is still the same with everyone getting into the festive season. Also each year their always seems to be trouble, why can't the teensgers allow the younger ones to enjoy themselves? charlie, charlie, charlie

11:32am Sun 14 Oct 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

ivor wrote:
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:13pm
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I fear it would be the politically correct people who would be offended after all that's what they are all about isn't it?
Ivor - two questions

HOW would the 'politically correct people' be offended by references to 'Christmas decorations', particularly as you use the word 'Christmas' on eight other occasions in your blog -

or is it the word 'decorations' that infuriates the politically correct' people who menace us every day?
[quote][p][bold]ivor[/bold] wrote: Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:13pm ~ I fear it would be the politically correct people who would be offended after all that's what they are all about isn't it?[/p][/quote]Ivor - two questions HOW would the 'politically correct people' be offended by references to 'Christmas decorations', particularly as you use the word 'Christmas' on eight other occasions in your blog - or is it the word 'decorations' that infuriates the politically correct' people who menace us every day? ImpeturbableLawrence

11:36am Sun 14 Oct 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

charlie, charlie, charlie wrote:
I agree in the past 25 years the light's have gone down hill. I have lived in wycombe all my life and when i was a child i would be excited about the festive light switch on. I now have 3 little sisters that are 2, 4 and 7 years old. I would love for them to see the festive lights the way i saw them when i was younger. Every year is a let down with the lights but the atmosphere is still the same with everyone getting into the festive season. Also each year their always seems to be trouble, why can't the teensgers allow the younger ones to enjoy themselves?
This was said by a young person:

why can't the teensgers allow the younger ones to enjoy themselves?


It also applies to older people – why can’t they be left alone by exhibitionist teenage yobs on BMX bikes who mistake themselves for heroes and comedians.
[quote][p][bold]charlie, charlie, charlie[/bold] wrote: I agree in the past 25 years the light's have gone down hill. I have lived in wycombe all my life and when i was a child i would be excited about the festive light switch on. I now have 3 little sisters that are 2, 4 and 7 years old. I would love for them to see the festive lights the way i saw them when i was younger. Every year is a let down with the lights but the atmosphere is still the same with everyone getting into the festive season. Also each year their always seems to be trouble, why can't the teensgers allow the younger ones to enjoy themselves?[/p][/quote]This was said by a young person: [quote] why can't the teensgers allow the younger ones to enjoy themselves? [/quote] It also applies to older people – why can’t they be left alone by exhibitionist teenage yobs on BMX bikes who mistake themselves for heroes and comedians. ImpeturbableLawrence

12:24pm Sun 14 Oct 12

missingtwick says...

Same everywhere, nothing is ever as good as it was years ago. Not impressed with use of the letter x for Xmas it is, after all, Christmas so that should have been C. Y is for youth opportunities. Why don't you do some research on what choices the young people of Wycombe have. Be interesting to know.
Same everywhere, nothing is ever as good as it was years ago. Not impressed with use of the letter x for Xmas it is, after all, Christmas so that should have been C. Y is for youth opportunities. Why don't you do some research on what choices the young people of Wycombe have. Be interesting to know. missingtwick

12:58pm Sun 14 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of charlie, charlie, charlie at 7:54am
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As you say the lights have gone down hill over the past few years.
~
Why can't someone do something and give us a better display? Is it too much to ask?
Re the comments of charlie, charlie, charlie at 7:54am ~ As you say the lights have gone down hill over the past few years. ~ Why can't someone do something and give us a better display? Is it too much to ask? ivor

12:58pm Sun 14 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 11:32am
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Well, that's a good question but is seems they are.
~
Another good question.
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 11:32am ~ Well, that's a good question but is seems they are. ~ Another good question. ivor

12:58pm Sun 14 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 11:36am
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I think BMK bikes and skate boards should be banned from the pedestrianised areas of town.
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 11:36am ~ I think BMK bikes and skate boards should be banned from the pedestrianised areas of town. ivor

12:58pm Sun 14 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of missingtwick at 12:24pm
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I chose Xmas Decorations because I could not think of anything else suitable for the letter 'X'.
~
I will see what I can find out about youth opportunities in Wycombe.
Re the comments of missingtwick at 12:24pm ~ I chose Xmas Decorations because I could not think of anything else suitable for the letter 'X'. ~ I will see what I can find out about youth opportunities in Wycombe. ivor

1:09pm Sun 14 Oct 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

ivor wrote:
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 11:32am
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Well, that's a good question but is seems they are.
~
Another good question.
What do you think is the answer then - you seem pretty certain they WOULD be offended?
[quote][p][bold]ivor[/bold] wrote: Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 11:32am ~ Well, that's a good question but is seems they are. ~ Another good question.[/p][/quote]What do you think is the answer then - you seem pretty certain they WOULD be offended? ImpeturbableLawrence

1:11pm Sun 14 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 1:09pm
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I don't know why it causes offence but is does seem to. I was hoping that you had the answer....
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 1:09pm ~ I don't know why it causes offence but is does seem to. I was hoping that you had the answer.... ivor

2:53pm Sun 14 Oct 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

ivor wrote:
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 1:09pm
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I don't know why it causes offence but is does seem to. I was hoping that you had the answer....
You said it - I'm asking you why and you're hoping that I have the answer.
[quote][p][bold]ivor[/bold] wrote: Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 1:09pm ~ I don't know why it causes offence but is does seem to. I was hoping that you had the answer....[/p][/quote]You said it - I'm asking you why and you're hoping that [bold]I[/bold] have the answer. ImpeturbableLawrence

2:55pm Sun 14 Oct 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

Can you explain why you said you weren't going to use 'Christmas' in case it caused offence and then used it elsewhere eight times - or were you expecting me to answer that as well?
Can you explain why you said you weren't going to use 'Christmas' in case it caused offence and then used it elsewhere eight times - or were you expecting me to answer that as well? ImpeturbableLawrence

2:58pm Sun 14 Oct 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

ImpeturbableLawrence wrote:
ivor wrote:
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:13pm
~
I fear it would be the politically correct people who would be offended after all that's what they are all about isn't it?
Ivor - two questions

HOW would the 'politically correct people' be offended by references to 'Christmas decorations', particularly as you use the word 'Christmas' on eight other occasions in your blog -

or is it the word 'decorations' that infuriates the politically correct' people who menace us every day?
Well igor - ' ... is it the word 'decorations' that infuriates the politically correct' people who menace us every day?'

Answer the question.

(I just said 'decorations' to a lesbian communist terrorist from Hampstead and she looked a bit shocked but made no other response.)
[quote][p][bold]ImpeturbableLawrence[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ivor[/bold] wrote: Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:13pm ~ I fear it would be the politically correct people who would be offended after all that's what they are all about isn't it?[/p][/quote]Ivor - two questions HOW would the 'politically correct people' be offended by references to 'Christmas decorations', particularly as you use the word 'Christmas' on eight other occasions in your blog - or is it the word 'decorations' that infuriates the politically correct' people who menace us every day?[/p][/quote]Well igor - ' ... is it the word 'decorations' that infuriates the politically correct' people who menace us every day?' Answer the question. (I just said 'decorations' to a lesbian communist terrorist from Hampstead and she looked a bit shocked but made no other response.) ImpeturbableLawrence

2:59pm Sun 14 Oct 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

ImpeturbableLawrence wrote:
ImpeturbableLawrence wrote:
ivor wrote:
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:13pm
~
I fear it would be the politically correct people who would be offended after all that's what they are all about isn't it?
Ivor - two questions

HOW would the 'politically correct people' be offended by references to 'Christmas decorations', particularly as you use the word 'Christmas' on eight other occasions in your blog -

or is it the word 'decorations' that infuriates the politically correct' people who menace us every day?
Well igor - ' ... is it the word 'decorations' that infuriates the politically correct' people who menace us every day?'

Answer the question.

(I just said 'decorations' to a lesbian communist terrorist from Hampstead and she looked a bit shocked but made no other response.)
There's a lot of her sort in Wycombe. I think she writes for the Guardian.
[quote][p][bold]ImpeturbableLawrence[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ImpeturbableLawrence[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ivor[/bold] wrote: Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:13pm ~ I fear it would be the politically correct people who would be offended after all that's what they are all about isn't it?[/p][/quote]Ivor - two questions HOW would the 'politically correct people' be offended by references to 'Christmas decorations', particularly as you use the word 'Christmas' on eight other occasions in your blog - or is it the word 'decorations' that infuriates the politically correct' people who menace us every day?[/p][/quote]Well igor - ' ... is it the word 'decorations' that infuriates the politically correct' people who menace us every day?' Answer the question. (I just said 'decorations' to a lesbian communist terrorist from Hampstead and she looked a bit shocked but made no other response.)[/p][/quote]There's a lot of her sort in Wycombe. I think she writes for the Guardian. ImpeturbableLawrence

2:59pm Sun 14 Oct 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

ImpeturbableLawrence wrote:
ImpeturbableLawrence wrote:
ivor wrote:
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:13pm
~
I fear it would be the politically correct people who would be offended after all that's what they are all about isn't it?
Ivor - two questions

HOW would the 'politically correct people' be offended by references to 'Christmas decorations', particularly as you use the word 'Christmas' on eight other occasions in your blog -

or is it the word 'decorations' that infuriates the politically correct' people who menace us every day?
Well igor - ' ... is it the word 'decorations' that infuriates the politically correct' people who menace us every day?'

Answer the question.

(I just said 'decorations' to a lesbian communist terrorist from Hampstead and she looked a bit shocked but made no other response.)
There's a lot of her sort in Wycombe. I think she writes for the Guardian.
[quote][p][bold]ImpeturbableLawrence[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ImpeturbableLawrence[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ivor[/bold] wrote: Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:13pm ~ I fear it would be the politically correct people who would be offended after all that's what they are all about isn't it?[/p][/quote]Ivor - two questions HOW would the 'politically correct people' be offended by references to 'Christmas decorations', particularly as you use the word 'Christmas' on eight other occasions in your blog - or is it the word 'decorations' that infuriates the politically correct' people who menace us every day?[/p][/quote]Well igor - ' ... is it the word 'decorations' that infuriates the politically correct' people who menace us every day?' Answer the question. (I just said 'decorations' to a lesbian communist terrorist from Hampstead and she looked a bit shocked but made no other response.)[/p][/quote]There's a lot of her sort in Wycombe. I think she writes for the Guardian. ImpeturbableLawrence

3:00pm Sun 14 Oct 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

ImpeturbableLawrence wrote:
ImpeturbableLawrence wrote:
ImpeturbableLawrence wrote:
ivor wrote:
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:13pm
~
I fear it would be the politically correct people who would be offended after all that's what they are all about isn't it?
Ivor - two questions

HOW would the 'politically correct people' be offended by references to 'Christmas decorations', particularly as you use the word 'Christmas' on eight other occasions in your blog -

or is it the word 'decorations' that infuriates the politically correct' people who menace us every day?
Well igor - ' ... is it the word 'decorations' that infuriates the politically correct' people who menace us every day?'

Answer the question.

(I just said 'decorations' to a lesbian communist terrorist from Hampstead and she looked a bit shocked but made no other response.)
There's a lot of her sort in Wycombe. I think she writes for the Guardian.
SEX!

EVIL!

DECORATIONS!

Let's see what sort of reaction that gets.
[quote][p][bold]ImpeturbableLawrence[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ImpeturbableLawrence[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ImpeturbableLawrence[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ivor[/bold] wrote: Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:13pm ~ I fear it would be the politically correct people who would be offended after all that's what they are all about isn't it?[/p][/quote]Ivor - two questions HOW would the 'politically correct people' be offended by references to 'Christmas decorations', particularly as you use the word 'Christmas' on eight other occasions in your blog - or is it the word 'decorations' that infuriates the politically correct' people who menace us every day?[/p][/quote]Well igor - ' ... is it the word 'decorations' that infuriates the politically correct' people who menace us every day?' Answer the question. (I just said 'decorations' to a lesbian communist terrorist from Hampstead and she looked a bit shocked but made no other response.)[/p][/quote]There's a lot of her sort in Wycombe. I think she writes for the Guardian.[/p][/quote]SEX! EVIL! DECORATIONS! Let's see what sort of reaction that gets. ImpeturbableLawrence

8:00pm Sun 14 Oct 12

gotanybiscuits? says...

"Xmas"?????
The word is Christmas.
.
Trust you will show more dedication for "Y" & "Z"
"Xmas"????? The word is Christmas. . Trust you will show more dedication for "Y" & "Z" gotanybiscuits?

8:47pm Sun 14 Oct 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

ivor wrote:
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 10:22pm
~
Unfortunately film processing is rather expensive and I heard that colour slide processing has ceased so I am forced to use a newfangled electric camera.
Ivor the man the 60s left behind.

This column provides an insight into the petty, disordered and sometimes whining and unpleasant, world-view of a deliberately and perversely eccentric man.
[quote][p][bold]ivor[/bold] wrote: Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 10:22pm ~ Unfortunately film processing is rather expensive and I heard that colour slide processing has ceased so I am forced to use a newfangled electric camera.[/p][/quote]Ivor the man the 60s left behind. This column provides an insight into the petty, disordered and sometimes whining and unpleasant, world-view of a deliberately and perversely eccentric man. ImpeturbableLawrence

2:28pm Mon 15 Oct 12

Edna_Welthorpe_ says...

Sorry Ivor, but as a word choice 'X-mas' is really poor form and a defininite no-no in most style-guides. I think 'x-ray' would have been far more interesting (you could have extended your hospital bashing with a fabricated appointment), or perhaps a fascinating blog on the Bigun family xylophone. You know, banging pieces of wood to force a tune. A nice little euphenism for your blog-writing?
.
Y ... Yes-men, yaks, yuks, yolk.

Z... Zippo's Circus, or that time you saw a zebra saunter down the high street and nearly choked on a crabpaste sandwich only on second glance to realise it was a rather flamboyant skirt.
Sorry Ivor, but as a word choice 'X-mas' is really poor form and a defininite no-no in most style-guides. I think 'x-ray' would have been far more interesting (you could have extended your hospital bashing with a fabricated appointment), or perhaps a fascinating blog on the Bigun family xylophone. You know, banging pieces of wood to force a tune. A nice little euphenism for your blog-writing? . Y ... Yes-men, yaks, yuks, yolk. Z... Zippo's Circus, or that time you saw a zebra saunter down the high street and nearly choked on a crabpaste sandwich only on second glance to realise it was a rather flamboyant skirt. Edna_Welthorpe_

5:15pm Mon 15 Oct 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

ImpeturbableLawrence wrote:
Can you explain why you said you weren't going to use 'Christmas' in case it caused offence and then used it elsewhere eight times - or were you expecting me to answer that as well?
When the BoE finally unleashes his riposte to that question it should be overwhelming in its power!
[quote][p][bold]ImpeturbableLawrence[/bold] wrote: Can you explain why you said you weren't going to use 'Christmas' in case it caused offence and then used it elsewhere eight times - or were you expecting me to answer that as well?[/p][/quote]When the BoE finally unleashes his riposte to that question it should be overwhelming in its power! ImpeturbableLawrence

5:18pm Mon 15 Oct 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

gotanybiscuits? wrote:
"Xmas"?????
The word is Christmas.
.
Trust you will show more dedication for "Y" & "Z"
Why 'dedication' why not show respect for them and fall silent now!
[quote][p][bold]gotanybiscuits?[/bold] wrote: "Xmas"????? The word is Christmas. . Trust you will show more dedication for "Y" & "Z"[/p][/quote]Why 'dedication' why not show respect for them and fall silent now! ImpeturbableLawrence

12:08am Tue 16 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 2:53pm on Sun 14 Oct 12
~
Well, do you have the answer because I'm blowed if I do....
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 2:53pm on Sun 14 Oct 12 ~ Well, do you have the answer because I'm blowed if I do.... ivor

12:09am Tue 16 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 2:55pm on Sun 14 Oct 12
~
I am not afraid to use the word Christmas, remember I lived through the 1970's when life was anything but politically correct....
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 2:55pm on Sun 14 Oct 12 ~ I am not afraid to use the word Christmas, remember I lived through the 1970's when life was anything but politically correct.... ivor

12:09am Tue 16 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 2:58pm on Sun 14 Oct 12
~
Maybe they are afraid of decorations?
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 2:58pm on Sun 14 Oct 12 ~ Maybe they are afraid of decorations? ivor

12:09am Tue 16 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 2:59pm on Sun 14 Oct 12
~
I have never read that newspaper....
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 2:59pm on Sun 14 Oct 12 ~ I have never read that newspaper.... ivor

12:09am Tue 16 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 3:00pm on Sun 14 Oct 12
~
Those words did not get any reaction at all....
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 3:00pm on Sun 14 Oct 12 ~ Those words did not get any reaction at all.... ivor

12:09am Tue 16 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of gotanybiscuits? at 8:00pm on Sun 14 Oct 12
~
But I could not think of anything for the letter 'X' so I had to improvise....
Re the comments of gotanybiscuits? at 8:00pm on Sun 14 Oct 12 ~ But I could not think of anything for the letter 'X' so I had to improvise.... ivor

12:10am Tue 16 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 8:47pm on Sun 14 Oct 12
~
I don't think that I am eccentric indeed from my point of view I am as normal as the next person....
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 8:47pm on Sun 14 Oct 12 ~ I don't think that I am eccentric indeed from my point of view I am as normal as the next person.... ivor

12:10am Tue 16 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of Edna_Welthorpe_ at 2:28pm
~
I fear I have written enough about the hospital in the past week.
~
I like the idea of ;yes-men' in Wycombe but surely even you can come up with something better for the letter 'Z' after all we have had twenty-four weeks to think something up....
Re the comments of Edna_Welthorpe_ at 2:28pm ~ I fear I have written enough about the hospital in the past week. ~ I like the idea of ;yes-men' in Wycombe but surely even you can come up with something better for the letter 'Z' after all we have had twenty-four weeks to think something up.... ivor

12:10am Tue 16 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 5:15pm
~
I have answered your question above. I hope you liked the answer....
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 5:15pm ~ I have answered your question above. I hope you liked the answer.... ivor

12:10am Tue 16 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 5:18pm
~
In that sentence I think the word 'dedication' is appropriate and interchangeable with 'respect'....
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 5:18pm ~ In that sentence I think the word 'dedication' is appropriate and interchangeable with 'respect'.... ivor

12:34am Tue 16 Oct 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

ivor wrote:
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 2:53pm on Sun 14 Oct 12
~
Well, do you have the answer because I'm blowed if I do....
Disapppointing evasion - like most of the last ten posts.
[quote][p][bold]ivor[/bold] wrote: Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 2:53pm on Sun 14 Oct 12 ~ Well, do you have the answer because I'm blowed if I do....[/p][/quote]Disapppointing evasion - like most of the last ten posts. ImpeturbableLawrence

12:35am Tue 16 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 12:34pm
~
At least I was honest....
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 12:34pm ~ At least I was honest.... ivor

12:36am Tue 16 Oct 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

ivor wrote:
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 12:34pm
~
At least I was honest....
Honest evasions?
[quote][p][bold]ivor[/bold] wrote: Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 12:34pm ~ At least I was honest....[/p][/quote]Honest evasions? ImpeturbableLawrence

12:37am Tue 16 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 12:36am
~
No, honest answers....
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 12:36am ~ No, honest answers.... ivor

11:51am Tue 16 Oct 12

Alberto The Great says...

ivor wrote:
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 12:36am
~
No, honest answers....
At last, Ivor has admitted "No honest answers".

Well, most of the BFP readership has known this for a long time.
[quote][p][bold]ivor[/bold] wrote: Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 12:36am ~ No, honest answers....[/p][/quote]At last, Ivor has admitted "No honest answers". Well, most of the BFP readership has known this for a long time. Alberto The Great

12:07pm Tue 16 Oct 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

ivor wrote:
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 12:36am
~
No, honest answers....
.


It's like arguing with a child: 'No Sir - it DID break itself!'

Only he is saying it WAS an honest reply to my question.
[quote][p][bold]ivor[/bold] wrote: Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 12:36am ~ No, honest answers....[/p][/quote]. It's like arguing with a child: 'No Sir - it DID break itself!' Only he is saying it WAS an honest reply to my question. ImpeturbableLawrence

12:08pm Tue 16 Oct 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

ImpeturbableLawrence wrote:
ivor wrote:
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 12:36am
~
No, honest answers....
.


It's like arguing with a child: 'No Sir - it DID break itself!'

Only he is saying it WAS an honest reply to my question.
.

If he insists a lie is true then we can't prove him wrong.
[quote][p][bold]ImpeturbableLawrence[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ivor[/bold] wrote: Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 12:36am ~ No, honest answers....[/p][/quote]. It's like arguing with a child: 'No Sir - it DID break itself!' Only he is saying it WAS an honest reply to my question.[/p][/quote]. If he insists a lie is true then we can't prove him wrong. ImpeturbableLawrence

12:28pm Tue 16 Oct 12

Alberto The Great says...

Everything about Ivor is Fake.
Everything about Ivor is Fake. Alberto The Great

5:17pm Tue 16 Oct 12

supercraig says...

Alberto The Great wrote:
Everything about Ivor is Fake.
the tedium and sanctimoniousness seems fairly genuine
[quote][p][bold]Alberto The Great[/bold] wrote: Everything about Ivor is Fake.[/p][/quote]the tedium and sanctimoniousness seems fairly genuine supercraig

5:34pm Tue 16 Oct 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

supercraig wrote:
Alberto The Great wrote:
Everything about Ivor is Fake.
the tedium and sanctimoniousness seems fairly genuine
From posters on his site or the Great Blogger of Evil himself?
[quote][p][bold]supercraig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alberto The Great[/bold] wrote: Everything about Ivor is Fake.[/p][/quote]the tedium and sanctimoniousness seems fairly genuine[/p][/quote]From posters on his site or the Great Blogger of Evil himself? ImpeturbableLawrence

8:17pm Tue 16 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of Alberto The Great at 11:51am
~
I fear you are taking my response out of context....
Re the comments of Alberto The Great at 11:51am ~ I fear you are taking my response out of context.... ivor

8:17pm Tue 16 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 12:07pm
~
I was saying that it was a honest reply to your question.
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 12:07pm ~ I was saying that it was a honest reply to your question. ivor

8:17pm Tue 16 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of Alberto The Great at 12:28pm
~
I can assure you I am most definitely real....
Re the comments of Alberto The Great at 12:28pm ~ I can assure you I am most definitely real.... ivor

8:17pm Tue 16 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of supercraig at 5:17pm
~
Indeed the responses from Alberto are tedious especially when my comments are taken out of context....
Re the comments of supercraig at 5:17pm ~ Indeed the responses from Alberto are tedious especially when my comments are taken out of context.... ivor

8:18pm Tue 16 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 5:34pm
~
Well, you can't say those two things about me....
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 5:34pm ~ Well, you can't say those two things about me.... ivor

9:12pm Tue 16 Oct 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

ImpeturbableLawrence wrote:
supercraig wrote:
Alberto The Great wrote:
Everything about Ivor is Fake.
the tedium and sanctimoniousness seems fairly genuine
From posters on his site or the Great Blogger of Evil himself?
A further five comments follow this - all by the BoE.
[quote][p][bold]ImpeturbableLawrence[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supercraig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alberto The Great[/bold] wrote: Everything about Ivor is Fake.[/p][/quote]the tedium and sanctimoniousness seems fairly genuine[/p][/quote]From posters on his site or the Great Blogger of Evil himself?[/p][/quote]A further five comments follow this - all by the BoE. ImpeturbableLawrence

9:16pm Tue 16 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:12pm
~
At least I respond to the readers comments wherever possible....
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:12pm ~ At least I respond to the readers comments wherever possible.... ivor

9:18pm Tue 16 Oct 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

ivor wrote:
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 12:07pm
~
I was saying that it was a honest reply to your question.
And you are lying - like a child who thinks a grown up can't tell that's what they are doing.

You make these sly little remarks about political correctness and smirk but can't justify them - just parrot formulaic evasions.
[quote][p][bold]ivor[/bold] wrote: Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 12:07pm ~ I was saying that it was a honest reply to your question.[/p][/quote]And you are lying - like a child who thinks a grown up can't tell that's what they are doing. You make these sly little remarks about political correctness and smirk but can't justify them - just parrot formulaic evasions. ImpeturbableLawrence

9:21pm Tue 16 Oct 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

ivor wrote:
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:12pm
~
At least I respond to the readers comments wherever possible....
The word 'respond' should be in heavy inverted commas in that 'reply'
[quote][p][bold]ivor[/bold] wrote: Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:12pm ~ At least I respond to the readers comments wherever possible....[/p][/quote]The word 'respond' should be in heavy inverted commas in that 'reply' ImpeturbableLawrence

9:21pm Tue 16 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:18pm
~
Is there any need to justify that particular statement on political correctness after all it is well know.
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:18pm ~ Is there any need to justify that particular statement on political correctness after all it is well know. ivor

9:37pm Tue 16 Oct 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

ivor wrote:
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:18pm
~
Is there any need to justify that particular statement on political correctness after all it is well know.
So you say - if you make these statements then why can't you justify or explain them if they are well-known - you're just repeating rubbish.
[quote][p][bold]ivor[/bold] wrote: Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:18pm ~ Is there any need to justify that particular statement on political correctness after all it is well know.[/p][/quote]So you say - if you make these statements then why can't you justify or explain them if they are well-known - you're just repeating rubbish. ImpeturbableLawrence

9:52pm Tue 16 Oct 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

Thanks to the blight of political correctness and spending cutbacks the 'festive decorations' (be careful not to say 'Christmas decorations' for fear of causing offence) in recent years have been awful affairs.


Nobody in the wide world gives a TOSS if you say 'Christmas' - as I point out elsewhere you use the word eight times elsewhere in your blog.

The blight of political correctness - if you see Wycombe as blighted then it is in your own mind.
[quote]Thanks to the blight of political correctness and spending cutbacks the 'festive decorations' (be careful not to say 'Christmas decorations' for fear of causing offence) in recent years have been awful affairs.[/quote] Nobody in the wide world gives a TOSS if you say 'Christmas' - as I point out elsewhere you use the word eight times elsewhere in your blog. The blight of political correctness - if you see Wycombe as blighted then it is in your own mind. ImpeturbableLawrence

9:59pm Tue 16 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:21pm
~
Why should inverted commas be used? The sentence seemed acceptable to me....
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:21pm ~ Why should inverted commas be used? The sentence seemed acceptable to me.... ivor

9:59pm Tue 16 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:37pm
~
But everyone is aware of the over the top approach plied by the politically correct brigade....
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:37pm ~ But everyone is aware of the over the top approach plied by the politically correct brigade.... ivor

9:59pm Tue 16 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:52pm
~
Sadly in the late 1980's and early 1990's the entire country became blights by the politically correct brigade.....
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:52pm ~ Sadly in the late 1980's and early 1990's the entire country became blights by the politically correct brigade..... ivor

10:00pm Tue 16 Oct 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

ivor wrote:
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:52pm
~
Sadly in the late 1980's and early 1990's the entire country became blights by the politically correct brigade.....
Sadly this excrement is not worth responding to.
[quote][p][bold]ivor[/bold] wrote: Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:52pm ~ Sadly in the late 1980's and early 1990's the entire country became blights by the politically correct brigade.....[/p][/quote]Sadly this excrement is not worth responding to. ImpeturbableLawrence

10:01pm Tue 16 Oct 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

ivor wrote:
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:52pm
~
Sadly in the late 1980's and early 1990's the entire country became blights by the politically correct brigade.....
Such RUBBISH!
[quote][p][bold]ivor[/bold] wrote: Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:52pm ~ Sadly in the late 1980's and early 1990's the entire country became blights by the politically correct brigade.....[/p][/quote]Such RUBBISH! ImpeturbableLawrence

10:02pm Tue 16 Oct 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

ivor wrote:
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:37pm
~
But everyone is aware of the over the top approach plied by the politically correct brigade....
What does that s h i t MEAN?
[quote][p][bold]ivor[/bold] wrote: Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:37pm ~ But everyone is aware of the over the top approach plied by the politically correct brigade....[/p][/quote]What does that s h i t MEAN? ImpeturbableLawrence

10:03pm Tue 16 Oct 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

ivor wrote:
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:37pm
~
But everyone is aware of the over the top approach plied by the politically correct brigade....
Sadly everyone is aware that you are obdurate in your evasion of answering questions.
[quote][p][bold]ivor[/bold] wrote: Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 9:37pm ~ But everyone is aware of the over the top approach plied by the politically correct brigade....[/p][/quote]Sadly everyone is aware that you are obdurate in your evasion of answering questions. ImpeturbableLawrence

10:05pm Tue 16 Oct 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

Anyway I must listen to my Songs of Praise video - I am sure I can get a more sensible response from that than from you.
Anyway I must listen to my Songs of Praise video - I am sure I can get a more sensible response from that than from you. ImpeturbableLawrence

10:27pm Tue 16 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 10:00pm
~
But its true, indeed I wrote a blog about the problem....
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 10:00pm ~ But its true, indeed I wrote a blog about the problem.... ivor

10:28pm Tue 16 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 10:01pm
~
Why do you disagree? I thought everyone was aware of the tide of political correctness that swept the country all those years ago?
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 10:01pm ~ Why do you disagree? I thought everyone was aware of the tide of political correctness that swept the country all those years ago? ivor

10:28pm Tue 16 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 10:02pm
~
It means exactly what it says....
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 10:02pm ~ It means exactly what it says.... ivor

10:28pm Tue 16 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 10:03pm
~
No, I always answer questions with a straight and honest answer....
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 10:03pm ~ No, I always answer questions with a straight and honest answer.... ivor

10:28pm Tue 16 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 10:05pm
~
I hope you enjoy your video. At least you have a proper video and not one of those newfangled DvD things....
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 10:05pm ~ I hope you enjoy your video. At least you have a proper video and not one of those newfangled DvD things.... ivor

10:11am Wed 17 Oct 12

Alberto The Great says...

ivor wrote:
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 10:03pm
~
No, I always answer questions with a straight and honest answer....
That is a total lie and complete B O L L O X
[quote][p][bold]ivor[/bold] wrote: Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 10:03pm ~ No, I always answer questions with a straight and honest answer....[/p][/quote][bold]That is a total lie and complete B O L L O X [/bold] Alberto The Great

11:15am Wed 17 Oct 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

ivor wrote:
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 10:03pm
~
No, I always answer questions with a straight and honest answer....
You have all the words off pat and none of the actions to justify them.

'I don't know why it causes offence but is does seem to. I was hoping that you had the answer....'

and of course umpteen 'thank you for your comments'.
[quote][p][bold]ivor[/bold] wrote: Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 10:03pm ~ No, I always answer questions with a straight and honest answer....[/p][/quote]You have all the words off pat and none of the actions to justify them. 'I don't know why it causes offence but is does seem to. I was hoping that you had the answer....' and of course umpteen 'thank you for your comments'. ImpeturbableLawrence

12:25am Thu 18 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of Alberto The Great at 11:10am
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No at all. Why do you have such a low opinion of me?
Re the comments of Alberto The Great at 11:10am ~ No at all. Why do you have such a low opinion of me? ivor

12:25am Thu 18 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 11:15am
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I may have some phrases that keep cropping up but whenever and wherever possible I always try to give a straightforward and honest answer to every comment left on my blog.
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You should be praising me for being there for anyone to ask questions about the blog I have written.
Re the comments of ImpeturbableLawrence at 11:15am ~ I may have some phrases that keep cropping up but whenever and wherever possible I always try to give a straightforward and honest answer to every comment left on my blog. ~ You should be praising me for being there for anyone to ask questions about the blog I have written. ivor

1:00pm Fri 19 Oct 12

sai-diva says...

Ivor(or is that Steve) the state of the x mas decorations is the fault of the council, who for many years have refused to spend any money on them. Maybe you should start a blog on the shortcomings of our council, and direct your jaundiced view at the people who actually deserve it?
The TCP resurrected the x mas light switch on, after the debacle that ended with santa being driven down the high street in an open topped BMW. The reason that they are switched on at the time they are, I would imagine, is to allow workers to go home and then return with their families.
The last 3 switch ons have been a success,reindeer, rides and music,I enjoyed them. This year they will be organised by the HW BID company, so we can see if they are worth their business rates levy.
Ivor(or is that Steve) the state of the x mas decorations is the fault of the council, who for many years have refused to spend any money on them. Maybe you should start a blog on the shortcomings of our council, and direct your jaundiced view at the people who actually deserve it? The TCP resurrected the x mas light switch on, after the debacle that ended with santa being driven down the high street in an open topped BMW. The reason that they are switched on at the time they are, I would imagine, is to allow workers to go home and then return with their families. The last 3 switch ons have been a success,reindeer, rides and music,I enjoyed them. This year they will be organised by the HW BID company, so we can see if they are worth their business rates levy. sai-diva

4:17pm Sat 20 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of sai-diva at 1:00pm on Fri 19 Oct 12
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I wonder if the powers that be actually read my blog? Somehow I think they do because I mention things on the blog then they are sorted shortly afterwards....
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Can the time the journey home, perhaps a change of clothes and then the journey back to the town centre be done in one and a half hours? I doubt if many of the town centre workers will be watching the lights switch on.... It would be better to do the even on a Saturday then everyone can see....
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Indeed let's see if this years event is a success, if it is not I will write a blog on the topic....
Re the comments of sai-diva at 1:00pm on Fri 19 Oct 12 ~ I wonder if the powers that be actually read my blog? Somehow I think they do because I mention things on the blog then they are sorted shortly afterwards.... ~ Can the time the journey home, perhaps a change of clothes and then the journey back to the town centre be done in one and a half hours? I doubt if many of the town centre workers will be watching the lights switch on.... It would be better to do the even on a Saturday then everyone can see.... ~ Indeed let's see if this years event is a success, if it is not I will write a blog on the topic.... ivor

3:54pm Sun 21 Oct 12

sai-diva says...

ivor wrote:
Re the comments of sai-diva at 1:00pm on Fri 19 Oct 12
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I wonder if the powers that be actually read my blog? Somehow I think they do because I mention things on the blog then they are sorted shortly afterwards....
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Can the time the journey home, perhaps a change of clothes and then the journey back to the town centre be done in one and a half hours? I doubt if many of the town centre workers will be watching the lights switch on.... It would be better to do the even on a Saturday then everyone can see....
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Indeed let's see if this years event is a success, if it is not I will write a blog on the topic....
Judging by how crowded with families the town was last year I would have said that the answer to your quetion is yes. Were you actually there?
Please don't write a blog on it,you'll only find something negative to write.... Too crowded, not enough people, too loud, not loud enough, too many/not enough police, how much money spent, not enough money spent, people *gasp* drinking........... you get the picture
,I really enjoyed myself last year and all the bfp could focus on was a minor scrap in Castle street, that was dealt with swiftly by the police.Leave it alone Ivor
[quote][p][bold]ivor[/bold] wrote: Re the comments of sai-diva at 1:00pm on Fri 19 Oct 12 ~ I wonder if the powers that be actually read my blog? Somehow I think they do because I mention things on the blog then they are sorted shortly afterwards.... ~ Can the time the journey home, perhaps a change of clothes and then the journey back to the town centre be done in one and a half hours? I doubt if many of the town centre workers will be watching the lights switch on.... It would be better to do the even on a Saturday then everyone can see.... ~ Indeed let's see if this years event is a success, if it is not I will write a blog on the topic....[/p][/quote]Judging by how crowded with families the town was last year I would have said that the answer to your quetion is yes. Were you actually there? Please don't write a blog on it,you'll only find something negative to write.... Too crowded, not enough people, too loud, not loud enough, too many/not enough police, how much money spent, not enough money spent, people *gasp* drinking........... you get the picture ,I really enjoyed myself last year and all the bfp could focus on was a minor scrap in Castle street, that was dealt with swiftly by the police.Leave it alone Ivor sai-diva

3:56pm Sun 21 Oct 12

sai-diva says...

Can you give me an example of when something that you mentioned in a blog got sorted? I think you have a bit of an over inflated ego there old chap.
Can you give me an example of when something that you mentioned in a blog got sorted? I think you have a bit of an over inflated ego there old chap. sai-diva

3:57pm Sun 21 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of sai-diva at 3:54pm
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Well, if it's as good as you say maybe I should attend this years switching on ceremony to see what happens and write a blog on the event....
Re the comments of sai-diva at 3:54pm ~ Well, if it's as good as you say maybe I should attend this years switching on ceremony to see what happens and write a blog on the event.... ivor

4:00pm Sun 21 Oct 12

ivor says...

Re the comments of sai-diva at 3:56pm
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1) Weeds pull up outside town hall.
2) Library gardens saved.
3) Pavement repaired in High Street.
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And so the list goes on....
Re the comments of sai-diva at 3:56pm ~ 1) Weeds pull up outside town hall. 2) Library gardens saved. 3) Pavement repaired in High Street. ~ And so the list goes on.... ivor

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