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  1. Thankyou for missing us. Sorry you are not seeing much from me lately. I am logging on to keep up with the chat, and didn't realise how little I have contributed. We are currently at Skegness, and I only seem to have WIFI for a short time. It is very frustrating. I too hope Loppy and PP and any other missing NS are OK. The last year has seen us with illnesses and lengthy recovery's. My last hospital stay in April and still recovering. Lost holidays. and this one is one removed three times . To add to all this, we had a run in with a lorry on the way to Skeg and the side of the ca
    9 points
  2. For anyone who hasn't been in Nottingham recently, there are bits of it which don't look too bad given the right conditions. And these are them trees.......this morning.
    8 points
  3. Lovely CT...........So many memories along there........... Thursday half day Dates.....early 60s. Playing Cricket with my sons......with tree as a wicket.......70s AND 80S Rowing down the river with the Girl of the moment.....60S Fishing with Uncles John and Jack..........50S Playing music on Portable record player with my mate 'Columbo'' 1960 Walking along there with Mam and Dad 50s Catching a Trolley bus....and a football bus........50s and 60s Walking hand in hand after summer time Pictures with a girl who was singing (loudly) songs from sound of mu
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  4. I did also buy her a lightweight vacuum cleaner AND a brand new frying pan for our 56th wedding anniversary. I got nowt ! (But in all fairness, I dint want owt). Catfan, I woulda bought a steam iron but we've nowhere to store the coal. Not only that, I would have to buy her a new shovel.
    6 points
  5. We went for our booster jab (left arm) and flu jab (right arm) today. When we were walking across the car park we were holding hands as we often do. One of the younger volunteer guides said: “Aw, it’s so lovely to see you holding hands”. We smiled sweetly of course but I felt a bit patronised with her thinking that older people were past that sort of thing! I suppose I might have thought that as well when I was in my twenties though… after our jabs we met with both our sons and some of their families and went for a 2 - 3 mile slow walk along the river at Ely. We had the pleasure of
    6 points
  6. It's a pity they didn't also do Liberty Bodices. That would fit in well here.
    5 points
  7. Dance Duck? these are my charity shop shoes.....how could you turn me down.........
    5 points
  8. Had a great day today. Donned the lycra and went for a birthday ride, which is my custom. The vintage LOOK KG 281 with Campagnolo Record gears is still a delight to ride. This afternoon I attended the weekly meeting of the Coffin club at our local where we bragged at how well we felt and discussed the merits of heat pumps. It's been a full week. Last w/e we were taken on a tour of cider farms in Somerset by our Granddaughter. Yey! Proper cider! During to week we stayed in Bakewell for our 59th anniversary, On our way back we had lunch at Carsington, where I bought a bike for our Gt Grandd
    4 points
  9. Does the first time I saw my wife count. There used to be an triangular area of ground near my house in Radford sandwiched between the bottom of Kingsford Avenue and the river Leen. It was narrow at the entrance, widening as it followed the Leen on one side with steep banks on the other 2 rising to the gardens of houses on Woodstock Avenue. We always referred to it as the Woodward but the time I knew it there were a few small corrugated iron sheds with a few car repairing garages and a paint spraying place. The remainder was used as part scrap yard and haulage yard. The owner was a local man c
    4 points
  10. Locarno Must have missed you Ben, Tues night at Locarno it used to cost 1/3 coke tanner 6d and i think it shut at 9 30. Girls you mention the net under skirts, in between mini's and pencil skirts, under skirts were made of paper nylon then net was used as full short skirts were in fashion , it took about3yds of net to make an under skirt. the skirt was made in 6inch layer's when joined on to the next layer it was gathed. So the more gather's the fuller the skirt. ( Locarno ) Old Vic This man who was on the balcony in the old vic was thowing peanuts at a l
    4 points
  11. Is the pattern a chat up line in Morse code?
    4 points
  12. Today we were out around Dorset in son’s car and thought it wise to put some fuel in it. Well we resembled Mr and Mrs Magoo. First problem was not being able to open the flap over the fuel cap. Pressed lots of buttons, a chap filling up next to us came to assist and had no luck so I googled the Land Rover main dealer but couldn’t work out how to use the car’s satnav. I put the post code onto my phone and set off. We ended up in the middle of town by the bus station, with no car dealership anywhere to be seen. Rang our son, who’s working in Tanzania, who told us to press a button under the
    4 points
  13. Did anyone watch the first episode on Sunday? I remember the first series some years ago with David Jason. Generally I thought the characters were well cast, but the BBC, in its wish to be all inclusive, had a Pakistani village shopkeeper, an Indian brigadier and a black tax inspector. This was totally out of keeping for the period when the original book was written in the ‘50’s. I’m surprised they didn’t cast Lenny Henry as Pa Larkin!
    4 points
  14. Today, after resting my aching knees for a few days, I decided to go for a walk. I set off downhill to the 'Eddleston Waters'..a fishing pond, developed on land purchased by the local Eddleston Charity Trust. I was mostly intending to see if any Fungi are appearing, as there are some old trees around there. Before I'd gone more than a few hundred steps both knees were 'killing', but I reasoned they are already buggered and I can do them no more harm.. so just push on.. grin and bear it... or wince and bear it.. Can't sit in a chair forever.. At least the old ticker gets a work out.
    4 points
  15. A Romantic interlude in this hectic world.
    4 points
  16. Dance on' Duck ? Remember dancing to this down the 'Palais' when i was Eighteen.......1963 what a year........... Made relief Manager at Marsdens/Farrands... Travelled to far-a-way exotic places....like Tibshelf...Chesterfield..and Worksop......... Had my first Car and a company Van........the world was my 'Lobster' Was allowed to wear a Managers short white coat and a 'Dickie'.......thought i was the 'Dogs' lol... Found out the girls spoke with funny accents north of Bulwell....they reckoned i was 'Posh' from Notts..(as they called it) Loads of dates and ple
    4 points
  17. Good to hear you are ok, Carni. Glad the accibent was no worse and I hope you can get satisfactory settlement. I still read NS most days, but have not logged in much lately. I've had my share of health issues recently, but I'm not pushing up Daisys yet. Just peeing on 'em and shaking me ears. Think most of my problems may be Arthritis, but that should be in the ailments thread. I am not barking much these days. Things are so crazy and divisive in these days I am not much interested in arguing either in person or online so I just sit in the doghouse and growl.
    4 points
  18. That’s the bit I’m looking forward to, Margie. Spent the best part of thirty years managing teams of people (which must not have rubbed-off too much as my new manager seems a bit scared of me for some reason!) and now I’ll be doing a job I can leave at the door every day. I’m not overly bothered about the pay either, as I’ve already got a good company pension and the taxman will be taking a chunk of it anyway. It’s getting out and about and not vegetating at home that’s appealing.
    4 points
  19. LIzzie, it was where my Mam and Dad met in 1962, so without the Palais, in all probability, I wouldn't be here now.
    3 points
  20. Good day today , teeth checked and scrubbed by hygienist . On the way back to the car , no one in the barbers , so what's left got pruned . That's gone up , used to get an OAP rate of a fiver pre lock down , now £8 !! Got home and had text to book for booster . My wife didn't get a notification but the NHS site accepted her booking as well as mine. Its just up the road , walking distance so booked in for 5th Nov. If I'd got my eyes done would have been a full service and MOT
    3 points
  21. When we lived in Nottingham I always fed the birds and loved watching them from the kitchen window. Since we've been here we dont see a great mix of birds. I suppose because its the tractors and presence of farmers that keep them away, also shotguns when the hunting season comes. This morning I could see quite a few sparrows ( always present) flitting backwards and forwards but they seemed different. They were faster and swooped down towards the house and once one nearly collided with me. I cant get a really good look at them as they won't keep still but I did notice they are very similar to
    3 points
  22. It's much more sensible to buy her useful, practical presents that endure rather than fripperies like flowers or chocolates that wither and die or just get eaten.
    3 points
  23. Are you forgetting about the mobility scooter I bought her,on Saturday? That tin opener wornt cheap any road. If I were your husband, I'd probably drink the fairy liquid !
    3 points
  24. Colly, all the best for your radiotherapy sessions starting in 10 days’ time. I feel sure many on here will be thinking of you… Let us know how you get on x
    3 points
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  26. We’ve had an interesting, frustrating and expensive couple of days. we flew to Malaga last Sunday to stay in Marbella with friends and had a great time in warm sunshine, good food and plenty to drink in great restaurants and bars. They have a fantastic apartment only 3 minutes walk from the beach so it’s an ideal location. All went well until we decided to go for a quick walk to the little local market on Friday morning. Walking back to their place to pack and tidy up (as our friends were flying back too, after being out there for 7 weeks) …… Roger and my bestie were walking ahead o
    3 points
  27. Best wishes for your recovery Letsavagoo. As someone who had the virus, along with husband last Nov/ Dec, I know how ill you can be. It truly is a dangerous illness. I had first vaccine in Feb, and due the second one in April, but spent eight days in hospital with Pancriatitis instead, putting my second vac late to the end of April. Husband had his booster last week, and today at 9am we are off down the surgery (open today just for Vaccs) for our Flu jab, I will ask about my booster because I must be due by now. Probably be told to wait for them to contact me, but no harm in asking.
    3 points
  28. Almost a month ago I saw my grandchildren one of who unbeknown to us had coronavirus picked up at school. He became ill and 3 days later I tested positive for it. I have health issues which class me as ‘clinically vulnerable and have been careful but not paranoid. I have been extremely unwell. Without going into detail which I’m sure you don’t want to know I could hardly move due to extreme pain in joints to the point of being prescribed morphine. I am testing clear now and am up and about but am still far from well. The skin on my hands peeling, coughing a lot now where as I didn’t have a cou
    3 points
  29. Power to the females They need to be admired.........DON'T THEY..?
    3 points
  30. ...in my experience not at all. I've been to Morrisons within the last hour and everything is exactly as it has always been. I didn't see any sign of anything unusual. The media - especially the tabloids - create the 'panics', and then report what they've invented.
    3 points
  31. Reminds me when we were in R.O.T. Chatting to one of our customers she said she loved Italy and had given her daughter an Italian name. I had to turn away because she called her Padella , ok it sounds nice and Italian but it means frying pan.
    3 points
  32. Chris, it's very good to hear from you and please don't apologise for the length of your post. One liners are for Twitter and Facebook. On here, we can have grown up conversations... As for the car. Sorry to hear that. As to whether to repair or write off. It's likely your insurers will want to do that as it's the easy option and it's not their car. But then you have to think about what they will pay you, and whether that goes anywhere near to paying for a replacement you will be happy with. When someone ran into my Civic a couple of years back, the insurers wanted
    3 points
  33. Them trees are massive now?
    3 points
  34. Always loved dancing. Still do and still fancy myself as a 'mover'. Pity no one else sees it that way My first experience with dancing was when at the Windley Jr school. We would be taken across Forest Rd to Acort St where there was a school annex and we would be taught country dancing. The Windley school then was separated with boys on the lower part and girls on the upper part. So our dancing class was all boys. It didn't seem odd then for the younger junior boys to partner in a country dance. Boys in the final years did woodwork instead - again at the Acort St annex. I bla
    2 points
  35. Second booster?
    2 points
  36. I remember looking forward to dancing lessons precisely because we were deliberately placed in boy, girl, boy, girl order: for ease of partnering but possibly also to stop the boys being silly, which they invariably were. I did my level best to inveigle my way next to a certain boy named Christopher. I had a mighty crush on him from being in the infants. Christopher was tall, slim, good looking in a distracted kind of way and he was also very intelligent. One never saw Christopher with grubby knees from playing marbles round the playground gratings! Always immaculately turned out
    2 points
  37. You’re bound to be nervous Colly but you’ll be fine. A few Nottstalgians (and my husband) have gone through this already and at least you’ve only got 20 sessions whereas those that have gone before had 37 trips. You’ll be sorted for Christmas! Best wishes to you.
    2 points
  38. Thanks Margie, got a few butterflys going round in my tum, but got to be done..
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  39. Need a new jock strap ? This advert from 1933 shows the extensive factory of the Surgical Hosiery Co on Russell Street . Looking on streetview much of this building seems to still exist . Brand name appears to have been "Surco" Growing up , we never knew it but my great-uncle George Hart was a director of this company . Mind you he died in 1937 but surprised he was never mentioned in the family. The Harts were generally poor Colwick railway people so I guess this George mixed in different circles to them. George married Emma Hutchinson in S
    2 points
  40. @letsavagoo really sorry you have been so unwell and hope you’ll soon be back to full health. It really is a horrible virus. I hope all those younger than me will go and have their flu jabs ASAP because getting flu and Covid at the same time would not be good. best wishes, Margie x
    2 points
  41. Today we have moved, with some reluctance it has to said, into the 21st century with a new house guest... Alexa. The speed of response to some quite obscure requests is impressive, there must be some serious technology driving it. The pronunciation and enunciation is astonishing compared the computer generated voices of a few years ago. At the moment she is busy telling jokes, if you cross an elephant with a kangaroo you will get.................... big holes all over Australia..
    2 points
  42. I definitely agree with you, Jill, about dancing on points - I was put on points too soon when my foot bones weren’t ready for the pressure. I never felt pain but it made my feet a different shape! I only had one tutu which was when I was only 11 so I didn’t need any bones in the bodice. My mum made it and stitched the layers of net upside down (if that makes sense). It had a lemon satin outer layer and green satin leaves because I was supposed to be a primrose!!!
    2 points
  43. Started back to work today, after 20 months absence. It were very very strange at first and I felt quite nervous. But after about an hour, soon settled in. Be back in tomorrow and Sunday now the autumn colours are coming on. Colours about 2/3 weeks behind.
    2 points
  44. Didn't there used to be a song with the words, 'A man chases a girl, until she catches him!' Might have been inspired by Ben!
    2 points
  45. Aye-up Ben. I enjoy the romantic stuff. It was always happy enough for me. Big song in our day was, 'Then he kissed me.' She really nailed me that night, never forgot it. Lol When we got our first dog he was a nipper. We still used to sing that song, but changed the words, to Then he bit me. Still can't hear it without tearing up so won't try to link it.
    2 points
  46. Wow! You made me sign in, Ben. Good post. 1963 Was a great year. Met the first Mrs. L at the YMCA Monday night dance. Married for 33 great years. I'd be married to her yet if she'd lived. Enjoyed Nottingham in the 60s.
    2 points
  47. Tonight's tea time local BBC news program in the South West was presented by Kirk England . Best part of 40 years ago , when my son was about 8 years old , his best pal was the same Kirk England. That was when we lived at Horsendale . We left there about that time and obviously he lost contact. Some 40 years later it was a surprise to see the same name crop up , doing the odd roving reporting for the BBC in the North Devon area . Now he has been doing the "anchor" spot , presenting. I contacted him via Twitter and though surprised , he con
    2 points
  48. Police take note - time to crack a few skulls
    2 points
  49. Macs are no less vulnerable to attacks than any other computer, the real reason is that there are far more Windows machines out there and hackers target based on volume of users vs their rate of success.
    2 points
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