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  1. Hi all From joining this forum and Ann Swabey’s help, I now have one definite new brother and 2 more possibles, and possible Sister. I would have been happy with a photograph, I have 12. Also my Father was I’m told steward of the Variety club in the 50’s with his then wife Audrey. He had an off licence on Radford rd before the Variety. After the Variety he and his wife managed the Sherwood Rooms. I will post more later. A big thank you to Ann and David w.
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  2. Iv'e mentioned before ,i have no hobbies and i'm not the least bit interested in any DIY work,,,consequently i do suffer from boredom,,,wife has had her new car delivered today and i'm mildly interested,,no doubt i'll drive it it does look nice,,,but she started showing me all the gadgets it has,,,like a bleddy spaceship,,,so not that keen,,last New car i had was a company car years ago,,, so ive been spoilt ,,without spending loads of money ..............So things like,Cooking,, Cars,,along with Decorating,,Joinery,,etc in fact mending owt have never interested me,,,did'nt realise unt
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  3. When we had our German Shepherd and had a BBQ he used to come outside and sit next to me in the hope that a sausage would fall off the hotplate. When one did it would never reach the floor and he would then go around all day licking his chops because the hot sausage had burnt his mouth. Never stopped him though, the next BBQ he'd be right alongside you hoping for another suicidal sausage.
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  4. Given your lifelong, all consuming interest in the ladies, our Ben, no reasonable person would expect you to have time for owt else!
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  5. Gem.. we all have more to unite us than divide us.
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  6. Ben do yourself a favour and don't even try and understand modern cars, I was ok with them but not now. I have just changed my car again 2nd time this year, the last one was bad enough but this , it seems a regular job now to ask my son to come and put right my dash panel. Too many switches stalks and menus . All I want to do is drive it and not have a light show inside and a robotic voice rebuke me for not doing things right, I get enough of that at home.
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  7. I always use what's left of a chicken casserole. I add a bit more water and have it as soup the next day!
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  8. I won a pound from my dad by tearing a phone book in half. He tried, he huffed and puffed before throwing it down and declaring it impossible. Smart arse here took the book opened it halfway and tore it down the spine, voila two halves!
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  9. @DJ360 a boiling fowl is an older bird - not tender enough to be roasted. Funnily enough, for dinner today, we are going to have chicken casserole, which I suppose is the equivalent of the meal you mentioned.
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  10. Just had a new BT phone book posted through the door. It's not much bigger than a leaflet these days. I remember when you needed two hands to lift it; and jokes about being strong enough to rip a phone book in half.
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  11. There's a care home not far away down by the river. It's full of old farts though. Not sure I'd fit in.
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  12. Sorry to hear of the runaround with your watch, Col. Sadly I think your are another victim of the times. Play fast and loose with the truth. Make promises you know you can't meet, re delivery times etc. Make excuses and if all else fails pass the buck. After all that probably try to charge more than the original estimate. Don't lerrem gerraway weit.
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  13. DJ you and I are rarely in agreement but in the case of roast beef.... I make an exception.
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  14. I just saw where someone in Az who won 14.6 million dollars on June 5, still hasn't claimed their prize. It runs put Dec 2. Makes you wonder if they either never checked, or lost it.
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  15. Our decorator has just been treated to 10 days in Florida by a Euromillions winner. The local mega-multi-millionaire paid for 26 adults and kids (all family members), flights, rental cars, massive 10 bed villa, meals, VIP passes to all the Orlando attractions. They didn’t pay for a single item. Nice eh?!!
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  16. I had to go to pick up my husband from Nottingham Midland Station the other afternoon and there was a barrier across the entrance stating the Car Park was full. There were a couple of other cars sitting around the turning circle area outside the entrance but I couldn’t just do that as I had to get down onto the platform to meet him with his ‘old geezers pass’ to show the ticket collector, as he’d forgotten to carry it with him and the ‘jobsworth’ insisted on seeing it or pay £60. The fellow on the train going to London in the morning never asked to see it though. Anyhow, I couldn’t think of
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  17. Ours just throws it high enough for a Beagle to catch on the way down.
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  18. My toaster was designed by NASA. It could launch rockets. I never leave the kitchen when it's on...I'd never find the toast!
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  19. I had spaghetti on toast for my lunch (only with a fried egg). My toaster had a lot of attitude today, it shot the toast out at high speed, one slice I managed to catch the other ended up bouncing off the worktop onto the floor. It has never done it before, gave it a glare and a severe talking to. Hopefully it will have calmed down tomorrow.
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  20. Thanks Jill,,,,yes,,i sang''' please release me '''' lol............to be honest gave the site a rest,,,think you can have too much of a good thing sometimes,,,so i gave you all a break, ,,at the end of the day you can also have enough of Gears manual or Automatic,,,,yes ive been 'Lurking'...................
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  21. Loved the Bodega'in the 60s,,,,met Trina in there one sunday night,,....back then it was different to anywhere else i'd been in town. Think it was just an upstairs bar,,,seemed a bit seedy (which i liked) never very busy on Sunday nights,,,just a few courting couples and a few singles like myself and mate Keith.............Unusual for the 60s in that a Pub allowed dancing,,,,it had a juke box and small cleared area perfect for slow romantic dancing. Been asking about the place recently and it is still there,,,upstairs for live music and a bar downstair
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  22. I’ve been extremely fortunate in my life. Strangely enough, the harder I worked, the more I studied, the more hours I put in, the fewer holidays I took, I became more fortunate. Luck never came into it.
    1 point
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