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  2. I never have any problem giving our two cats their 3 monthly worming tablets.. I just hold them by the scruff of their neck in my left hand and lift their front legs off the ground. When they open their mouth to protest, I poke the tablet right to the back of their throat using my right thumb and forefinger. I keep holding their scruff and rub their throats and it's done. Not so good at doing the spot on flea treatment though. It needs 2 of us to do that!!
  3. I flew on Qatar Airways to New Zealand earlier in the year. When asked by the Flight attendant what I wanted to drink I said tea please, then quick as a flash before she had chance to ask I said White , no sugar. Well when it came it was,,, a bit WHITE.. I'd heard of Green tea and Earl Grey etc but not White Tea before. Next time an attendant came (different one) and asked if I wanted a drink I said yes but not as white as last time and she smiled. You need to ask us for English Breakfast with milk, not White tea.
  4. That's how it was made when I worked in a factory. The teapot was industrial sized and almost a full pint of milk was added to the tea.
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  6. Far from it, I can assure you. It's called keeping one step ahead of the law. When we do a witchhunt Phil., we do it in style.
  7. It is on Sandlake Road between International Drive & Universal Blvd (almost opposite the Wawa petrol station) in Orlando. The pizzas we had were very nice & we went back a couple of times but I didn't have the tea. Went in lots of other eateries but didn't have the tea, our favourite was Perkins Bakery on the corner of Int Drive & Sandlake Road...
  8. Yes mate that’s the one.
  9. Far from it, I can assure you. It's called keeping one step ahead of the law.
  10. You've reminded me of a new years eve party I went to at that club, around 1969. Invited by the owner of Queensland Carpets who I'd done a sign writing job on his new shop up St Anns Wells road (I think ). A friendly and happy night. Great memory.
  11. Very funny but true, never actually tried with a cat though.
  12. When our pets needed to take tablets we used two spoons to crush them and sprinkle the powder on their food. Surprisingly the cats never made a fuss but Jack (the Jack Russell) was suspicious and gave the contents of his dish a thorough sniffing but ate it eventually. I posted this ages ago but can't find it now:- How to give a cat a pill. Pick up cat and cradle it in the crook of your left arm as if holding a baby. Position right forefinger and thumb on either side of cat’s mouth and gently apply pressure to cheeks while holding pill in right hand. As cat opens mouth, pop pill in mouth. Allow cat to close mouth and swallow. Retrieve pill from floor and cat from behind sofa. Cradle cat in left arm and repeat process. Retrieve cat from bedroom, and throw soggy pill away. Take new pill from foil wrap, cradle cat in left arm, holding rear paws tightly with left hand. Force jaws open and push pill to back of mouth with right forefinger. Hold mouth shut for a count of ten. Retrieve pill from goldfish bowl and cat from top of wardrobe. Call spouse from garden. Kneel on floor with cat wedged firmly between knees, hold front and rear paw. Ignore low growls emitted by cat. Get spouse to hold head firmly with one hand while forcing wooden ruler into mouth. Drop pill down ruler and rub cat’s throat vigorously. Retrieve cat from curtain rail, get another pill from foil wrap. Make note to buy new ruler and repair curtains. Carefully sweep shattered figurines and vases from hearth and set to one side for gluing later. Wrap cat in large towel and get spouse to lie on cat with head just visible from below armpit. Put pill in end of drinking straw, force mouth open with pencil and blow down drinking straw. Check label to make sure pill not harmful to humans, drink 1 beer to take taste away. Apply Band-Aid to spouse’s forearm and remove blood from carpet with cold water and soap. Retrieve cat from neighbor’s shed. Get another pill. Open another beer. Place cat in cupboard and close door on to neck, to leave head showing. Force mouth open with dessert spoon. Flick pill down throat with elastic band. Fetch screwdriver from garage and put cupboard door back on hinges. Drink beer. Fetch bottle of scotch. Pour shot, drink. Apply cold compress to cheek and check records for date of last tetanus shot. Apply whiskey compress to cheek to disinfect. Toss another shot. Throw Tee shirt away and fetch new one from bedroom. Call fire department to retrieve the damn cat from across the road. Apologize to neighbor who crashed into fence while swerving to avoid cat. Take last pill from foil wrap. Tie the little bastard’s front paws to rear paws with garden twine and bind tightly to leg of dining table, find heavy-duty pruning gloves from shed. Push pill into mouth followed by large piece of filet steak. Be rough about it. Hold head vertically and pour 2 pints of water down throat to wash pill down. Consume remainder of scotch. Get spouse to drive you to the emergency room, sit quietly while doctor stitches fingers and forearm and removes pill remnants from right eye. Call furniture shop on way home to order new table. Arrange for RSPCA to collect mutant cat from hell and call local pet shop to see if they have any hamsters. How to Give a Dog a Pill Wrap it in bacon. Toss it in the air.
  13. You have opted to be a bloody soft southerner!
  14. Why do I get the feeling I'm not wanted, North of the Thames?
  15. Hi all, I'm a Newbie to the group. Very unlikely, but does anyone remember a Mr George Brown, who worked in the wheelshop at Raleigh in the late 50's, most of the 60s. He lived on Willoughby Street, Lenton. He's my late grandfather and |I'm trying to find more out about him. Thanks.. :)
  16. I think you would prefer the southern highlands. Some call it the South Downs.
  17. Canal Street in the 1950s with Midland Magneto on the left, and a great selection of cars parked outside.
  18. Not much space to put me tripod. And where's the refreshment shed?
  19. It looks very bleak up there!
  20. Three pics of Loch Watten for PP:
  21. Great Post RR. Thank you Still can't listen to the Last Post without misty eyes wherever and whenever it is played. The City Ground is unrecognisable to me from that I last saw in 1975.
  22. I am sure our German Shepherd took great delight in separating the tablets from the cheese, meat or anything else you tried to disguise them in and then giving you that look that said "Thought you'd fooled me didn't you"
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  24. According to Mr Arthur Seaton, the Raleigh social club pumped the beer straight out the Trent
  25. Are you referring to the Bulwell club off Highbury Vale Vic.
  26. Cheddar cheese has always tricked our dogs. Every dog we’ve had has immediately noticed when a lump of cheese is taken out of the fridge and they’ve usually got a sliver so it’s been very useful when medication has to be administered .
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