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  1. For those of you that read my ramblings about being near to deaths door when I was in ICU for 12 days late last year. I have something to add. My wife inadvertently let slip that early in my stay I had to be resuscitated as I had "died". I have news for you all there is nothing on the other side, no blinding white lights, no choirs of angels, unless I was bound for the other place, no awareness of living then dying, just nothing. Also there was no awareness of being alive again. What did I learn from the experience? Life is precious but oh so short, enjoy what time you have as I will
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  2. Some European truck drivers were sitting in a greasy spoon discussing the merits of their various trucks. The Swedish driver said "I have a Volvo truck and I pick up a load from Stockholm go via Gothenberg on the ferry to Immingham and deliver my load to Leeds and return in three days". A French driver pipes up and says "I have a Renault truck and I can pick my load up in Paris, take it to London and be back in two days". A German driver says "Yes but that is a very short journey, I can pick up a load in my Mercedes Benz in Hamburg, deliver it to Birmingham and be back home in t
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  3. One of my favourites Benj, i still love Billies songs.I have been a bit rough these past few months, medication problems, sorry I haven't joined in so much, but I am getting there.Thanks for asking Miduck.x
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  4. Very quiet in Bulwell today......only seven market stalls.....but there was a few pluses to compensate..... A ''Busker'' playing 'Guitar' and singing....... A mature lady sitting on a bench eating a bag of ''Chips'' which she put down on my request for a Dance......which we both enjoyed....she asked'' if i came here often'' ?.......... Then a couple of nice ''Bump into's'' from old school friends....and thats always nice......
    5 points
  5. The wife is out of Hospital now after nearly 2 weeks ,she is very weak and in bed or asleep on the settee , I have told her I will bring the ironing to her in her bed. But I am still doing it and all the other housework. I will admit it women are better organising and doing the housework, Thankyou all for your concern. PS her problem was something to do with blood veins and her colon.
    5 points
  6. During my repairs in November last year, I told the management that whenever I am working on the clock, I invariably get folk who want to chat about it when I tell them how I am involved. I suggested that I could do a couple of sessions where I would simply be there to talk to anyone who was interested. They agreed it was a good idea so they have sorted it out for Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th February (next week). The plan is for me to be there from 12:00pm to 2:00pm on each day. They are inviting the local press.
    5 points
  7. A few years ago, our friends from Radcliffe on Trent were visiting us. We took them to the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix. It is a huge place with about 6 different trails to walk. We were on one trail, chatting away, when a young couple came towards us. The fella said, English voices, as he heard us talking. We stopped to chat, he told us he originated from Lancs, said he used to live in Phoenix but moved to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I said, my daughter's friend moved there, but is now moving to Lancashire to get married. He said, Tina? I said yes! He said, if you know Tina, do you
    5 points
  8. We do live in a very ‘horsey’ area. Mostly they’re just ridden round the lanes and bridle paths. One neighbour, a former member of the ‘caring profession’, a nurse, used to be the secretary of the South Notts Hunt. They obviously can’t hunt now and I don’t know if they still keep hounds at the Epperstone kennels. At one time the substitute for hunting was called ‘excercising hounds’! Another neighbour is into dressage which is a sort of dancing for horses. We have kept horses and ponies ourselves in the past but, in spite of many requests for livery, we prefer to keep our meadow for wildlife.
    5 points
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  10. I found a bumble bee on my garden path when I came home from a bike ride on Monday, poor thing hardly moving so I went in the house and put a drop of honey on a tea spoon, went to where the bee was and carefully picked him/her up, offered the tea spoon with honey to the bee and wow, from the front of its head/mouth came a black tube like thing and from that out came it's tongue and it started to "drink" some honey, anyway after a few minutes it stopped drinking and after a few more minutes it stretched it's wings and started to flap them, a couple more minutes and it took off buzzing away like
    4 points
  11. My father was caught scrumping pears from the trees behind The Crown Inn in Beeston when he was a child. The landlady, Nellie Clark, was a hard number and said he could keep the pears but he'd have to earn them. He was made to clean out all the grates in the pub, lay materials for new fires, fetch the coal, blacklead the fireplaces and any number of other chores before finally being permitted to return home with the pears!
    4 points
  12. I'll respond to stuff above later, but for now I'll just express my utter gobsmacked aghastness that some character from Reform ( Farage's racist loony party) just spoke on telly and describedvthe Conservative party as 'Socialists'. Seriously..whatever your Politics, if you agree that the Tories are 'Socialists'..you are on the wrong planet.
    4 points
  13. My 3rd story of a coincidence. My hubby went to Hogarth infants and juniors and has a friend on FB who was in his class all through these 2 schools. Tarn is her name, and she often liked something I would post, so I sent her a friend request. She accepted, and me, killing time one day, looked at her friend list to see if I knew anyone on there. I recognized a name, Colin Fryer, and asked her how she knew him? I knew him from my teen years as he was a neighbour of my best friend Pat. She said her husband and Colin grew up together as theyliveda couple of doors apart. So I said, then your husb
    4 points
  14. It's Sunday. Until I was about 20 I attended church or chapel every Sunday. These days I watch Kunesburg on the Beeb on Sunday morning. Some distance from going to church, however, this morning was different. Nothing religious you understand, but something quite moving took place when Kunesburg interviewed Esther Ghey. The sheer kindness that effused from this lovely lady was a more powerful message than I ever heard from a pulpit. Of course the program included what was happening with the US response to the terrorists organisations and the connections with the war in Gaza. A war consumed
    4 points
  15. Amlodipine. Doesn't sound too pleasant to me, but mercifully I don't have to take it. I think three things are apparent. 1. We all react differently to meds. 2. We can frequently 'get used' to meds after a while. 3. Some meds just aren't for us. I recall being given a Beta Blocker about 30+ years ago long before any heart issues were apparent, as a non addictive anti anxiety treatment. It worked a bit.. but for the first few days my legs and feet felt like lead, as the drug stopped my heart from responding to demand, when climbing stairs for e.g. Amlodipine is ruled out f
    4 points
  16. That's impressive. Nice to see Nottstalgia can still achieve results on this kind of topic. ....and it's nothing to do with politics.
    3 points
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  18. This discussion is really interesting. I passed the 11+ and went to Grammar School, although I was never in the A stream and left after ‘O’ Levels for the only reason that I wanted money in my pocket and didn’t fancy 2 more years of school and maybe 3 years of University. In fact at C-Le-W GS all the kids who went on to Uni appeared to study Medicine or went to Teacher Training College, neither appealed to me. Moving on about 15 years and our eldest son went to the local primary school in Bedfordshire. He was doing ok but he was a shy little lad. The school sent a letter home announcing t
    3 points
  19. I'm unsure how gender neutral pronouns are suppose to be used, when refering to he/she i's in the third person and not addressed directly to the person. Speaking directly to someone I use the pronoun "you", it's simple unambiguous and not open to interpretation. They/them is not only pretentious it's stupid and I refuse to play the silly game.
    3 points
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  21. I tried the search to find somewhere to post this, but I gave up so I thought well this has Victoria in the heading , so if it needs moving please move it thanks. In the Evening Post are 12 photos of Victoria Station in the link below. Nottingham's Victoria Station in 12 fascinating and nostalgic photos - Nottinghamshire Live (nottinghampost.com)
    3 points
  22. The poor bumble bee I was talking about was on my path in cold weather, it was struggling to move because he had no or very little energy after emerging from it's hole in the ground where it had probably spent most of the winter, I just couldn't leave it there to die and had to do something and that is what I did, I don't think the human race is in any danger of dying out because I potentially wasted 0.8 gram of honey on a potentially dying bumble bee but at least I potentially gave the poor bee 15-38 days of life Rog
    3 points
  23. My memory was jogged yesterday when reading through my old school reports from when I was 9 till 15 (1947 - 53). It's surprising how much was forgotten and how much had become slightly skewed with time. But there it was, the evidence in front of me. Proper ink, on faded paper, bearing the signatures of form masters and headmaster. No excuses! These documents were, in some way, a record of my growing up. Something was glaringly obvious during these formative years but was not recognised at the time. They were also evidence of how times and teaching practices have changed.
    3 points
  24. Their joint leader, at one point, was Catmando... A cat. Cats make excellent politicians. They're egocentric, totally selfish and concerned only about what they can get out of any given situation. The only difference is, cats are quite honest about their motivations and intentions, making no attempt whatsoever to hide them. If only we could say the same of humans...
    3 points
  25. Using the name given by CT have found an article that answers my own query. The building despite its ornate tower and many upper floors just seems to have been small shops ! From an article in the E.P. dated 18th Sept 1928 , it details the reason for demolition of the old corner shops and from the text, the photograph may have been dated to between 1926 and 1928 as the upper floor of the Three Crowns had been removed at the earlier date because it was structurally unsafe. "A STREET IMPROVEMENT. £15,000 CORNER SCHEME IN NOTTINGHAM. SIX SHOPS AND PUBLIC-H
    3 points
  26. 67/68.......I was no longer a teenager but my love of music and dance had grown stronger........helped by( in my opinion) this beautiful song and sound.....one of the best ever.......... Was still doing the 'Light Fandango''...even doing ''Cartwheels cross the floor'''
    3 points
  27. Between Castle gate and Middle gate there is a small alleyway and at the entrance off Castle gate are these unusual bricks set into the wall about twelve to fifteen inches from the ground, the story is when the alleyway was constructed 17th/18th century men would urinate against the wall to help combat this practice these angled bricks (some with fluted tops) was set into the wall therefore directing any urine from the culprit back towards his trousers and boots, I don't know whether it did stop the practice but I think we could do with something like these against some of the walls in some ci
    3 points
  28. I have just had a week in Tenerife as I was fed up with the winter, it was great in the sun, but after every pleasure there is a cost. The wife and myself both wore face masks at the airport and on the plane travelling back, after an hour she collapsed and needed oxygen for the rest of the journey. She was in bed and was on her antibiotics for several days. Me feeling left out and having to do all the holiday washing and ironing felt rough and started coughing my son called in and made me take a COVID test, for the first time I was positive. After a week mostly spent in bed I am clear but am s
    3 points
  29. That has just made me think of Jean Nicholson who was a well known Nottingham historian and genealogist, now deceased. I taught Jean's two grandchildren when I was at Calverton. Jean and I were chatting about Lambley and when she discovered my family connection there, she lent me the thesis she had written on Lambley local history. Many of my relatives were mentioned in it and Revd Pearson certainly was. She had also taken many photos of the village before it changed so much.
    3 points
  30. Not since me operation Ian. But I can now sing falsetto.
    3 points
  31. Despite Mans best attempts to spoil our world...............it is untouchable...and always will be...........
    3 points
  32. PALAIS closed down how sad....... This has really upset me......not been for about 40 years after getting 'Barred''........did nowt wrong honest....... So many great memories.......especially of old friends....and the.. Bali Hai Shoe shine Bouncing down the famous steps Smelling of ''Olde' Spice'' Undulating floor May i have this Dance?......or even ''Dance Duck'' ? Ay-up Duck come here often? Trying to look like 'Billy Fury''.........and failing...lol.... Slim Jim Tie... Winkle Pickers... I could go on.......hope the place is
    3 points
  33. Hitting horses with a whip to make them jump or go faster is a cruel sport. I’ve only been to Southwell racecourse once in my 62 years of living in the area.
    3 points
  34. I'm not attacking anything I'm merely pointing out that it seems incongruous that you think the private sector are somehow different to the grammar stream in terms of education or status. Nor do I accept criticism of independent schools. As someone who has gone trough the somewhat esoteric route of grammar, uni and career. You above all of us are in a better position to judge yet I rather think your political persuasions will not let you see the value of private schools. The left has always frowned on them and even started to dismantle grammar schools in 1965 and in 1998 banned them
    2 points
  35. It’s gets more like ‘1984’ each day. Being careful what you say to avoid causing offence. We’ll all be microchipped soon so the ‘thought police’ can detect us. I’ve always been outspoken so being offensive comes naturally to me.
    2 points
  36. A bit of a San Francisco theme today
    2 points
  37. Loved Frankie and the four seasons......60s Locarno and 'De Palais'' in Town always enjoyed their sound for a Dance......emigrated south ish in the 70s but always found them waiting...especially in Norwich and Northants..even Peterborough (that only had one night club ...great times... 80s 90s still there back in Nottingham.......
    2 points
  38. Thing is, it were'nt just school. I had three brothers ( God rest em) and as a nipper it was a case of 'First down, best dressed'. Re school though, must admit, I had no regrets.
    2 points
  39. My reports whilst at The Dreaded Manning are contained in a Report Book. I think all secondary schools had them. The book is contained within a buff envelope which has the name of the school, school crest and motto emblazoned on the front. I still have the envelope but it's falling to bits now. The report books themselves were, at Manning, covered in shiny coloured paper equating to your house colour. Mine is yellow, for St David's house. I often read the comments in the report book. I started off well. High marks for in-house exams but, gradually, I stopped making the effort
    2 points
  40. Nice to see the blossom out in Newark yesterday, even in the rain and Trent bridge through the mist Rog
    2 points
  41. On a few days break in Hayling Island at a Warners camp, arrived in beautiful sunshine on Monday but it's not stopped raining since,at least the snap is good.
    2 points
  42. Couunty - A solid win for the Magpies away in south Wales. That man Macaulay Langstaff scored the first for County with David McGoldrick netting the second 13 minutes later to go in 2-0 up at half time. That man got his brace in the 59th minute. Newport via a penalty scored somewhat of a consolation goal in the last minute of normal time. Unusually there were no yellow cards issued during the game. The 1-3 win takes County back into a play-off space on goal difference just above Harrogate Town who were hammered by the Stags. Away at 4th placed Hollywood United (Wrexham) on Saturday
    2 points
  43. Today went well. Set up my modest stall at the British Fly Fair International show which opens tomorrow. This is my forth year as an exhibitor. It's great fun meeting fly fishermen from all over the world.
    2 points
  44. The god of gates is Janus. He's a bit two-faced
    2 points
  45. I hope you gave her guide dog a biscuit.
    2 points
  46. A follow-up to what I posted a couple of weeks ago re: Google searches bringing up links to Nottstalgia. It didn't all happen overnight and I've been testing various topics to see if/when they appeared, and today I've finally seen a link to Nottstalgia if you search for Berridge School Nottingham. It'll be interesting to see if it opens any floodgates.
    2 points
  47. I remember that quote from ‘The Water Babies’ by Charles Kingsley when it was read to us at primary school. Much better than ‘an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth!’
    2 points
  48. There was little sign of the Mansfield wobble this afternoon as they put in a very solid shift against Notts on a pitch that had more sand on it than Skegness beach. Nigel Clough was in the stands after criticising the officials last week about penalties, a sending off and some other highly debatable decisions. Today I think it's fair to say the Stags got away with a few themselves. Jodi Jones was kicked around by a very agricultural Mansfield defence with very little retribution from the referee and Notts had two decent penalty shouts waved away. Mansfield are a hard team to beat an
    2 points
  49. Oz, The Forest result was no surprise at all. They didn't play well and their late goal was never going to change the outcome. The fans have been calling for Turner's head for a few games now and his mistakes have cost Forest several points. I wonder if Nuno will get a replacement in before the transfer window slams shut. Forest are coming to Bournemouth this Sunday where I now live. They really need to win but I think the best they can hope for is a draw. The clubs below the Reds have started to pick up points so the pressure is mounting and that's before any points d
    2 points
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