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  1. A day for me to smile. Had my cancerous prostate removed yesterday and being allowed home today. From beginning to end the journey was painless. Yes, I’ll have to carry a catheter for a few days, and may have some Incontinence for a while, but at least I’m cancer-free!
    11 points
  2. Had a few nasty periods this year. In hospital again with heart issues. Regular nose bleeds and coughing up blood. Near death experience with covid plus some bad days with arthritis flare ups. But I have got through it and today I feel great. Had chest CT scan last month showing an anomaly in upper right chamber. Anther scan due in Nov. This morning I performed comfortably well on the indoor bike and rowing machine. No breathing, heart or headache issues. Starting to enjoy the daily work out again. Life is good
    8 points
  3. That bit of road takes me back to my Coop days.....security had a small office that backed on to Wollaton street and next to that was a goods delivery place that recessed into the building........ It was used as a shelter by a homeless chap at night.........he had to be moved every morning and mostly a Guard did this by shouting and being generally abusive to him........... But if i got there afore him i did it with humour (being a nice bloke) usually gave him a Smoke' and even sometimes a couple of 'Bob' ...felt really sorry for him.........being nasty doesnt solve pro
    7 points
  4. One of the Queens pallbearers Luke Simpson is from just up the road in Selston, you have done you country, Nottingham, family & friends proud. Respect x
    7 points
  5. Whether you are in favour of the monarchy or not, the death of our Queen is a monumental historical event, not only here in Britain but all around the world. There are plenty of other tv channels nowadays if you dont want to watch it, or you could do what I do when any kind of sport comes on which I have zero interest in, I hit the off button!
    7 points
  6. I spent yesterday doing my buggy driving up at Sheffield Park and it was total bedlam, with wall to wall cars and customers. The sun was shining and people were out with their families and cameras in pockets. Was busy all day doing my shuttle service to wherever folks wanted to go and back again if needed. Met lots of folks, who were appreciative of what we were trying to do. Nobody complained about having to queue to get in. We got to the stage of one out, one in, Carried lots of 'less abled' and said to them, if they needed a lift anywhere, just ask any staff member with a radio to give a ca
    7 points
  7. Clff Ton I always worked on that principle myself but the last year has not been too good. One thing after another breaking and other silly things going wrong, besides my health , but life seems to be testing me lately. As a friend said to me if I did not have bad luck I would not have any luck at all. But today is sunny and I am just about to go for a coffee in Hucknall and sit outside and watch the world go by and people watch, life is great, I think.
    7 points
  8. I've spent a large part of my life working on that principle, and so far it's turned out ok. Don't let the world get you down, even when it seems to be picking on you. Look on the bright side and remind yourself you're still able to post on here and get reactions.
    7 points
  9. As someone who has paid tax all my life from the age of 16 I would far rather those monies were spent on the funeral of The Queen, who served the country tirelessly from her accesssion to the throne, than being sent abroad to countries who have nuclear weapons, space programmes etc whilst spending little or nothing on the welfare of their own citizens and who also despise the UK. I would also guess that the money we spend on so called refugees who arrive on our shores, and are given housing & benefits from the deep pockets of the taxpayer, without having contributed to the economy of the
    6 points
  10. Evening all! First off, sorry I missed Loppy's news. Hope your recovery is continuing Loppy. Peveril Peril. You too. . Your positive attitude is an inspiration. As for me, part of the reason I've not been on much lately is because my new knee joint really doesn't like the PC chair and typing on my phone is a PITA. Knee is mostly much stronger and I can push upstairs with it now, but plagued by a clicking tendon on outside which gets sore if I do too much. Also struggling to keep the swelling down. That said, I've already had an initial 'pre-op' for the second kn
    6 points
  11. Ben - when our son was being born in Peel St., I was in the Eye Infirmary, where I had been for several weeks. Mrs PP brought our newborn son to show me. A nurse lifted the eye pad from the eye that had partial vision (the other one had gone) and I was able to make out my son's nose when he was held close to me. I was planning on how to qualify as a physio - the visiting physio was blind, so I knew that it could be done. I had been made redundant the day after hospital admission, so needed a new job anyway. How things changed for the better is nothing short of a miracle. Our son is now a
    6 points
  12. Well done Trogg...ive just done the same in Bulwell.....there are times when you go thru a dark period....my worst was 4 years ago this week.... Voice gone...speak with an Aid.. Silent sneezes Silent laughter Difficulty swallowing now a neck breather... Cant Blow... Cant sing... Cant whisper...sweet nothings. And lots of other little niggles...............but ey..i'm still here and have a laugh and a dance most days...lol
    6 points
  13. You've inspired me, Oz. One of my parents' favourite songs was Dancing in the Dark (Fred Astaire). As it was a foxtrot, it was also one of their favourite dances. I've adapted it slightly... apologies to Fred! Dancing in the dark. Til the tune ends Ben's dancing in the dark. With a new friend. She met him in the cheese queue at Marsden's, dear! And it's quite clear She wanted more. Looking for a thrill. Paso doble. They tango round the till. Past the flyspray And face the bacon slicer ... to
    6 points
  14. For "Our Ben" They seek him here, they seek him there His clothes are loud, but never square It will make or break him so he's got to buy the best 'Cause he's a dedicated follower of fashion And when he does his little rounds 'Round the boutiques of Hucknall town Eagerly pursuing all the latest fads and trends 'Cause he's a dedicated follower of fashion Oh, yes, he is (oh, yes he is) Oh, yes, he is (oh, yes he is) He thinks he is a flower to be looked at And when he pulls his frilly nylon panties right up tight He feels a dedicated follower of fashion
    6 points
  15. Each and everyone of those eight young men deserve the utmost respect and admiration, what a mammoth task to have to perform under the gaze of the world, which they did faultlessly. They are no doubt the pride of their regiment and their families and rightly so. Upholding the traditions & standards of the British services to their very best.
    5 points
  16. Wow has the time flown, I can remember having a coffee ( and a cigarette or two) with you just before your op. With your character you do not let any body know you are feeling down, after all we are Bestwood boys. I still owe you for that coffee we will have to meet up some time, keep chatting with the ladies.
    5 points
  17. Day one without Mrs PP - she's in Portugal with daughter and family. They are very understanding about me not wanting to go. Travelled all over for most of my working life and became totally jaded with airports and hotels. The thought of lying around on a beach or by a swimming pool makes me shudder. Hate crowds, queues - and old people Don't like sending the cats and dog to jail either. Spent the day bonding with dog and cats (they are missing her).
    4 points
  18. Thankyou Margie, I wasn’t sure about posting here but thought it might interest any wine drinkers. We have been awarded “ one of the most beautiful villages in Italy” It shows the general layout , vineyards, the vendemmia, pallavolo and concerts we have in summer . The film was taken in the top part of the village which is very pretty and wasn’t shown in the film. The village is split in two, the newer part is in the valley and this is the historic part. My sons restaurant is glimpsed with 2 people sitting in the courtyard at the table drinking wine. Another piece is the chef plating
    4 points
  19. He's written a book on atheism, you know, Beekay. He's praying it will sell!
    4 points
  20. My wife and myself have the date for our booster and we still wear masks in crowded places. Since covid first arrived we had the jabs and wore masks, these restrictions worked, the wife has a chest disease and was regularly ill with infections. Her GP gives her antibiotics to keep at home, with the instructions to take them at the slightest sign of an infection as she would not survive a full-blown chest infection. Since having the jabs and wearing masks she has not had any problems at all, so for us the vaccine and masks work and despite other opinions we will carry on doing the same.
    4 points
  21. Morning in Town first in at least 5 years...........was pleasantly surprised ......not that busy but a good few folk shopping......didnt go Broad Marsh end think that might have saddened me a bit........ Pleased to see my favourite clothes shop still going strong........''Slaters'' Good morning sir...how are you? I'm wanting some ''Bracers'' you got any? Certainly sir....'Wilf'.. show this gentleman where our 'Braces are...! Here we are sir....Black...Blue...Mauve...checked...even white... Chose the black one's...£9.....then spent half hour looking at Shirt
    4 points
  22. Had a great afternoon at Ely Cathedral which is not far from us. There was a very good brass band playing outside the huge west door of the Cathedral, along with a large group of some young air cadets who had obviously been practising very hard with their marching and drill. At 4pm the Proclamation was loudly read out and we all sang the National Anthem (had to concentrate with the new words!) The Palace Green outside the Cathedral was very crowded for the occasion but we were near the front. After this, many of us went into the Cathedral for choral Evensong - not really my cup of tea (
    4 points
  23. Ive mentioned afore ive got ''Essential Tremor''.........and as luck would have it its in my left hand.....and i find it impossible to write..........used my right hand for a time but it was hard work and looked like a childs writing..........so now i ve given up writing altogether.......... Had an embarrassing incident with a receptionist at Kings Mill hospital recently..........my voice wasnt working and he said....''its ok just write down what youre trying to say''....told him by sign language.... '''CAN'T WRITE''.......... There are so many little things we take for granted
    4 points
  24. Another memorable date today,,,,,10/9/71........another one of my boys born on this day....he's the one in Australia just wished him happy 52nd birthday and another son is there with him landed last night............. I was working for ABGibsons out of their office in Moxley..West Midlands...and on returning to the office at about 5pm found a note on my desk...saying... wife in Ward 1 and has had 3 boys...nearly feinted.....obviously wrong way round.... Oh yes 10/9/03...I...had heart attack on the Staffordshire moors...........That was quite memorable too...
    4 points
  25. @Alpha I completely agree that the events you highlight, war in Europe, cost of living etc, are newsworthy issues. However over the last 70 years events such as these have come and gone and now are back again. Constant though, during these difficult times has been The Queen and this, coupled with the fact that she was the Head of State, not only for us but also for many commonwealth countries, and is held in high regard throughout most of the world, justifies the blanket media coverage
    4 points
  26. Kindness and Sympathy are lovely things.......to find time for..........
    4 points
  27. Yip,bloody,eeeee ! Today is my/our 57th wedding anniversary... Where's me medal for stamina? GOOD MORNING FOLKS & FOLKESSES. !!
    4 points
  28. From your tales on this Forum it appears you "scored" more times than your fair share.
    4 points
  29. It never was really @heyarnold...........but i enjoyed living dangerously....lol Edit........got a slap this morning in Bulwell..........when i asked a Lady if i could take her to Locarno one Tuesday night...as its only 1/6..........
    4 points
  30. https://fb.watch/fF-aXARxJB/ Where I live
    3 points
  31. I see Schofield and Willoughby exercised a perk of their media roles to walk through Westminster Hall without needing to queue with the 'common people' on the pretext of recording a segment to be broadcast on Tuesday. Even if arranged and sanctioned by ITV, it was an unmitigated faux pas. David Beckham, in contrast, was spot on with the mood of the nation and queued over 13 hours. Suggestions that he courted publicity were way off beam.
    3 points
  32. A couple of classics here, My 1934 Humber ladies sports cycle with child seat and basket and a Humber Imperial motor car from 1965
    3 points
  33. Wouldn't life be great rr if we could all afford to adopt that blase attitude to the covid vaccine, for some folk though it may be a matter of life or death.
    3 points
  34. My wife is under the impression I am, as I spend long periods doing nothing with both hands.
    3 points
  35. Mrs C's 87 year old dad is moving in to his own flat here tomorrow so Mrs C can keep her beady eye on him.
    3 points
  36. Always benjamin1945, too much bad feeling in the world not to show kindness, it makes a lot of difference. The Queen had that quality of making people feel special and valued irrelevant of their circumstances.
    3 points
  37. I used to do all of my shopping in Bulwell when we lived in Old Basford 86-96. It was a good shopping area and easy for me to walk there and back with 2 young kids and a pushchair, as back then you had to take your child out & fold the pushchair up to get on the bus. It had a good variety of shops, banks and a great market. My dad still shops there. It still seems to be a thriving shopping area unlike a lot of other places where the majority of shops are either empty or boarded up.
    3 points
  38. The spaces always get filled...........and people do want to go to Bulwell..........ALWAYS BUSY........ Why wouldnt they......Market 4 days per week...free parking...nice places to eat or just sit and watch the world go by......some folk dont appreciate friendly banter........if thats the case STAY AWAY........
    3 points
  39. Sat,,1st September 1973...City Hospital......I.30 PM.. You can't go now..your wife is having a baby.. But ive got all the Kit and balls...and we kick off in an hour...ta ra duck see you about 5.... Went to Bagnall road football ground played (i think) Awsworth United...we won 2-0.....and i scored... 5 ish back at City Hospital...and within 10 minutes the wife gave birth to my beautiful boy.. So ive just text him happy 49th birthday... he's in York today....certainly a day to remember..... Edit......well i didnt score that often........
    3 points
  40. Sixes and sevens this morning. Seven days in Sorrento only enough to catch Pompeii and Capri. Notice that they do Vesuvius e-bike tours. Under serious consideration. Nonna, I now know why you enthuse about the lifestyle! Small hotel in a sidestreet in St.Agnello. First thing in the morning a guy in a tiny three wheeler delivering fresh stuff to the hotel and residents. They don't put up with the rubbish our supermarkets fob us off with (with a few exceptions) came back with a 1.2 kg bag of coffee beens, so time to try some and get back on the bike.
    3 points
  41. Happily most of our memories are like this....lovely funny happy series back in the day...........those that are still with us are in their 70s now....bit like alot of us.........
    3 points
  42. Great news about Forest...........eleven British players in their last game.......the only side in the Premiership with this..........
    3 points
  43. Where did 60 years go eh? Ben. 60 years ago next year since I met the first Mrs. L in beautiful downtown Nottingham as it was then. Took our photos in one of those auto photo booths in the entrance to Vic station. Aaaaah! memories. I'd do it all over again if I could.
    3 points
  44. After living just outside Doncaster for 40 years before coming back home to Nottingham I remembered the city centre as it was then. Loads of shops and department stores, C&A, Chelsea Girl, Birdcage, Debenhams, the market etc. All the shoe shops on Clumber Street, Cavendish Woodhouse for furniture (I worked in their offices for a long time on Talbot Street in Talbot House and then in an annex across the road which backed onto the graveyard). It was a vibrant busy city centre. Doncaster town centre is not good, seems to be mostly clubs, pubs and fast food places. If you go in on Monday mor
    3 points
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  46. Copyright possibly British Airways,
    3 points
  47. The whole point of the Barrister's strike is that very few of them earn a good living, and that is largely a result of deliberate cost cutting in the legal system by this Tory govt. Whilst it is true that much of the inflationary pressure is the result of Putin's aggression and the knock on effects of the pandemic, the Tories have not helped and constantly seek to appease big business and shareholders before bothering about starving kids. And of course everybody in the supply chain, from producers, to manufacturers, distributors and retailers are all free to put up their price
    3 points
  48. The city centre when Victoria was still operating - the mass of buildings on the right.
    3 points
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