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  1. Count me in for the 'bar stool' meetup. Being a special occasion I will wear my dinner jacket. You can tell it's a dinner jacket by all of those stains down the front from lots of dinners! Wait a minute! There will be 'special' ladies there....OK I'll buy a new one
    5 points
  2. Hempshill Lane. Adventure No.1. We were all up on Sankey's Pad..as usual. We generally hung around where the little tunnel under the abandoned railway, which ran from the top of Greasley Street, met Sankey's Pad. My cousin Pete whose Dad had the shop opposite the Black Horse, was not allowed to have a 'Road Bike', but he did have a very early BSA 350cc 'Gold Star', motorbike, with a 'ZB' series engine. I think it dated from the late 1940s. The bike had no lights, or anything else much.. just engine, frame and two wheels. (I think the last ones in the late 60s were the 'DBD' serie
    5 points
  3. Dinner Jacket hey PP.......Getting a bit up market now..... I Can see the bar stools starting to fill up now.....BK in Ballet shoes....Margie in Bare feet and Trogg in Trainers...Phil not out to impress in casual country yokel style........keep it coming folks...just sorting me best Gucci's out...........
    3 points
  4. My daughter is a TA at in inner city school where 90% of the pupils’ parents are not British born. Some of them are touchingly thankful for the education their children are getting, and at term ends she comes home with many gifts - mostly home baked. Some of them (and it seems to be one ethic group in particular) seem quite arrogant, are all “rights and no responsibilities”, and use the school as unpaid child care. I learned, today that she is not at work at the moment. Two parents, both of whom have tested positive, have decided to have a break from their kids and have sent them to scho
    3 points
  5. @philmayfield. My avatar on here was taken 2 - 3 years ago. I stopped colouring my hair about a year ago so now I am a sort of whitish grey. I actually like it like that, though, and wonder why I didn’t do it sooner! However, I keep thinking I would like some bright purple or blue streaks in it (I am NOT talking about a blue rinse btw ) But thank you for the compliment - I remember you, too x
    3 points
  6. The vaccine is a ray of hope. I'm pretty certain that even if the vaccine lives up to the hype, Christmas is pretty much off this year. I have ( I hope) avoided the virus since Feb... I can make it a full year... or more. The big temptation will be to see the kids and Grandkids at Christmas.. But the Grandkids will have been in school and could well have picked up the virus as they are in a 'hot spot' (Greater Manchester) It seems a bit daft to come this far and risk it all when the light at the end of the tunnel seems so close.
    3 points
  7. Looks like it could turn out to be a Lockdown 'Hoedown', now who is learning the banjo? And maybe Pianoman can play accompaniment.
    2 points
  8. See what I mean I always get up to mischief when the wife lets me loose , only been gone 2 days and I am going to a Bar Stool meetup dancing and drinking with many others including young ladies wearing stilettos. If only.
    2 points
  9. 50S MUSIC Margie.....great stuff Dennis lotus...David Whitfield...Dickie Valentine...Ruby Murray...Alma Cogan......Feel like singing.......''Cherry pink and Apple Blossom White'''.........ahhh
    2 points
  10. I’ve just been dancing with an imaginary partner to the late fifties songs playing on Alexa. (Paul was out!). I danced in bare feet - can’t imagine how I ever managed while wearing stilettos!
    2 points
  11. Marvellous, my stools weren't good enough when I brought em up, a few posts ago. Even offered to paint em. Would my ballet pumps be in order?
    2 points
  12. Now don't go mad, young Trogg and allow this new found freedom to lead you astray. Don't go bubbling with Benjamin1945 either! He could give you all sorts of ideas Mrs Trogg won't approve of!
    2 points
  13. Same here Brew.. but .. I can see the Grandkids on Whatssapp etc. I genuinely don't think the kids are as troubled by this as we are.. I speak to mine frequently and they seem very bright and happy. They have discussed Coronavirus with their Mum and Dad and are pretty clued up abut it for a 5 and 10 year old. I'm reminded of discussion of 'Deferred/Delayed Gratification' at Uni.. which is very relevant at the moment and which a far wider section of the population could do with absorbing. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delayed_gratification
    2 points
  14. There was a facetime session this afternoon, not being able to see him and give him a hug makes my teeth itch.... There is every chance Christmas will bring floods of tears to herself and maybe even a quivery lip here. That bloody light best get here PDQ if you ask me!
    2 points
  15. Footwear will have to be knee-high boots now it’s getting chilly but I might be able to find my hot-pants in that suitcase of vintage gear I keep in the loft ........ not saying I’d fit into them mind.
    1 point
  16. Looks like I’ve missed out on the bar stool gathering. Shame really because I really miss you all. Let me know if you can squeeze me in.
    1 point
  17. Not sure how this will format but this email was a new one , supposedly from Currys./P.C.WORLD . Even if I knew what an Unclaimed Order was ,they only want you to log on to your Paypal account . Just two grammatical errors that I can see . Hovering over the link , the Paypal hyperlink comes up as "oxygonpakistan.pk" (which I haven't tried !) Edit : the link is still "live" and can't edit it out so don't click on it . Your order i
    1 point
  18. Margie, after chemo I let my hair to grow out naturally, i am very grey almost white now. Maybe a year ago my hairdresser persuaded me to colour it pink. It was a semi permanent and gradually faded. I did post a photo of it. I now want to have another one when this virus is over. I did have a streak at the front going down the side and as my hair is short it looked good. Aren't we vane? Go for it if your hairdresser is open . It will brighten you up.
    1 point
  19. No streaking please, someone might have a stroke.
    1 point
  20. Thought a blue streak was a missile.
    1 point
  21. Margie the floor is yours Gel.........we are all lining up for you......bags first Dance ...........
    1 point
  22. Perhaps you can also provide some hay bales Phil, from those vast plains of yours?
    1 point
  23. I do have a banjo and I can play the theme from ‘Deliverence’ - but rather slowly. I do dress like a hillbilly though as Ben suggests.
    1 point
  24. Phil, her hair is ALL blue... I only want blue streaks!
    1 point
  25. ......with your Marge Simpson hairdo?
    1 point
  26. Ben with the others pulling up stools is sounds like a great meetup, anymore pulling up a stool we can all have a good natter and put the world right.
    1 point
  27. G o for it MargieH weave under your fringe after you have got your crazy colour apply and leave 20 mins, colour recomemded Electric Blue.
    1 point
  28. I was skinny then. I’m what the practice nurse called ‘stocky’ now but I did lose some weight post my hip op. Like you I’m whitish grey but have no plans to add garish colours!
    1 point
  29. Pull up a Stool Margie........''Babycham'' ?
    1 point
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  31. Go for it Phil...........pull up a ''High stool'' with me and Trogg......lol
    1 point
  32. @MargieH From your avatar you look just like you did when I last saw you and that would be around 66 years ago. Age has not dimmed your beauty!
    1 point
  33. Trogg. iv'e spent so many years working away and being on my own .to me its normal........when i get fit again (fingers crossed) i'm off (covid permitting) it will be sunny Spain, High stool.music and Dance... Trogg just had an idea........come with me...?
    1 point
  34. I was hoping for ideas from Ben, I thought of a bar and dancing but they are all closed. Takeaway coffees dont hit the mark and drinking beer on a public bench isnt my idea of mischief, there must be a conspiracy against me. Its so long since she has trusted me on my own I have forgot what to do, other than go for a walk and see who I can talk to.
    1 point
  35. Rule number one Trogg........when wife/partner leaves you for awhile......insist on some CASH.....Just in case you feel like going down Town......perhaps having a Dance or two or just sitting in a BAR Looking good on a high stool....and tempting a nice lady to join you......GO ON TROGG GO FOR IT !! Just be careful climbing on the 'High stool' they can be dangerous when you have an ingrowing Toe nail and when Dancing keep it close and slow.....lol
    1 point
  36. A week of mischief for me, I hoped, the wife is staying with her sister for a week due to her sisters medical problem. After numerous phone calls last night it appears all of my friends are not up to it , so I am looking around the house and garden trying to find things to do, I am not use to making decisions on what I am supposed to do in the house, so it looks like I will be in the garden all the time. I have a feeling she doesnt trust me as she accidently has my credit card with her. So it will be a week of gardening and walking whilst dreaming of pleasures I could of had. Hope i
    1 point
  37. Since we don’t have a dog getting stressed about the bangs this year it hasn’t really bothered us but the noise from fireworks is getting absolutely ridiculous. There’s no need at all for it......... it seems that everyone is attempting to be louder than anyone else and the amount that some folk spend on a few rockets is crazy. I saw that Costco were selling a display pack for £620 which amounted to 13 minutes of display! I personally would rather spend the money on a few meals out ....... when we’re let out again.
    1 point
  38. Same subject year in year out and every year totally ignored by politicians. All the majority are asking is a legal limit on the explosions,and tougher laws to stop the yobbos getting hold of them. Have your pretty lights and flashes to light the sky and promote the "Ooohs" and "Ahhhs" But for Gods sake do we need the Howitzer explosions that rattle windows and disturb humans and animals every year. Maybe a few backhanders and knighthoods are needed to get something done.
    1 point
  39. I'd agree, SG. Love foxes. One comes into my garden but you have to be about very early. Fat Harry sounds lovely. A friend of mine lost her Labrador recently, aged 14 and a half which I think is quite a good age for the breed. She was a retired guide dog. Their working lives are quite short and this one had a very good retirement home, being much loved.
    1 point
  40. On taking Kai out this morning I was glad I found my hat yesterday, frost on the ground and a nip in the air but a good day for walking. There were loads of squirrels dashing around (Panic burying of acorns before lockdown I wonder) but not many people about (well it was only half seven) just fat Harry (Labrador) and his owner. Fat Harry is a bit of a character, he willl suddenly sit down and his owner has to wait until he is ready to walk again or pull him along on his rear end. Anyway I digress. Kai was busy snuffling around in the fallen leaves behind me when a fox suddenly peered a
    1 point
  41. It's interesting. I looked at one of those old Look at Life short films on YT recently. About the 60s. Some dance scenes. The girls looked like young ladies. Dresses, skirts etc. The guys suits or slacks and a jacket and tie. No tattoos, rings or studs through their noses etc. Help! I'm living in the wrong century.
    1 point
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