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  1. This photo was taken by my neighbour from her balcony across the road. The house on the left is our next door neighbour. The snow is still around but it's quickly thawing and very wet.
    6 points
  2. Well 3rd. try seems to have worked but as the saying goes "wine cannot be appreciated whilst the cork is in the bottle" I'd better see if it's true screen shot windows 7 Yes it's true so if it's not to late here's to a Happy &
    5 points
  3. You’re probably right there, I have noticed a large amount of ignorance of what’s going on amongst many people. That’s why the virus is spreading like it is.
    4 points
  4. I’m over 50. I’m not costing the country anything. I invested in pensions, I paid for my hip operation and the bastards are still charging me income tax. I’m helping to support the country as a result of the hard graft during my working life.
    4 points
  5. Why not just scrap this years Summer holiday? Shut schools and Uni's now for a couple of months or so then start the Spring term early and just have a weeks break for Summer.
    4 points
  6. Education at all levels is in chaos. It is obviously and profoundly unsafe to have kids back in school and Students back at Uni while the new variant of Covid is surging through the population. Add the fact that such education as can be managed in these circumstances falls far short of what all learners need and deserve. So.. my conclusion is that we need to do one thing at a time...and the one thing we need to do now is to bring all hands to the pump in a HUGE effort to get everyone in the country vaccinated and to employ sanctions in the workplace, or on public transport, etc., etc., fo
    4 points
  7. The iPad issue is down to the fact that this latest software update is not designed to run on out of date iOS devices. I know this because I have an old iPad2 which is no longer supported for Apple updates making it virtually unusable for large parts of the internet - this site and many others included.
    3 points
  8. Syd and Babs have put the finishing touch to our home that we moved into 18 months ago...... Wev'e spent most of the morning laughing just watching them Racing about the place,,play fighting..........You can tell they are happy cats,,,even Babs is now coming to me...........
    3 points
  9. Just ventured outside for first time since Hospital ........down the Garden then to end of Avenue about 100 yards felt good.........
    3 points
  10. Gerry wasn't quite an 'All Time Great'.. in the same sense as the Beatles.. Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Sinatra, Chuck Berry and many others. But.. He was a member of the first band in UK History to go to No.1 with its first three singles. He co-wrote 'Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying'..which remains a classic song...and also 'Ferry Cross The Mersey'. He was also.. by general consent. a genuinely nice bloke.I think he deserves a decent obit.
    3 points
  11. I mostly agree with you, Phil but some of the problem is ‘wilful ignorance’. It’s NOT the lockdown, tiers, wearing of masks washing hands and distancing that is still allowing the spread of the virus- it’s people DISREGARDING these rules and guidelines... why can’t they understand? I despair ...... At the beginning of the pandemic , perhaps it took a bit of time for people to fully understand about how the virus could spread and the fact that it WASN’T just flu, but surely it’s sunk in now!
    2 points
  12. Everyone's happy. Two cats with a good, kind home. Two happy humans for them to own!
    2 points
  13. Marlene across the road.......and a new Lady just moved in who was waving to me........its a very friendly Avenue............
    2 points
  14. How many females did you wow on the journey?
    2 points
  15. Just to continue and confirm....the upgrade is still causing problems and difficulties for several people. iPads seem to suffer most - Denshaw can't use his to post here, and Loppy had problems with it. I emailed Invision and, as expected, I've had no reply from them. They cocked it up and then left everyone to suffer.
    2 points
  16. It looks like they are starting to do that anyway. Bet it would be different if children were the ones going to hospital and on ventilators, they would be trying to eradicate it not letting it rip.
    2 points
  17. They were talking on the news this morning about letting the virus take its course with the over 65s,,unbelievable,,, Mind you during my recent Hospital stay one Dr asked me about Resuscitation,, told him to F off, in no uncertain terms,, :
    2 points
  18. The soundtrack of my youth grows ever quieter with the death of distinctive voiced Gerry Marsden. Thanks for the music. R.I.P. Gerry
    2 points
  19. Didn't leave the house yesterday. Just couldn't be bothered.. though I scaled the forbidding heights of Billinge Hill the day before and am going out for a stroll among the snow showers in a bit.. Meanwhile..here are a few recent pics taken in the snowy gloom of New Year'sEve. Winter Sun
    2 points
  20. Improving and maintaining our fitness has never been as important as it is now, during the ever extended Covid period. It does not matter how restricted or unfit we are, there is always something that can be done to improve matters. Lethargy is a killer, both physically and mentally. It is a proven fact that a bit exercise and raising the heart rate for a while will break us out of our stupor and energise us. Makes us feel better. For those that can, a brisk walk is good but don't fall into the trap of thinking that 'that is it' and then spend all day in front of the telly or playing with
    1 point
  21. How about these for a combined birthday/Christmas present
    1 point
  22. Regarding the vaccination programme, why can’t they do it like they administered the TB jab at school? Everybody lined up, sleeve rolled up, arm out ready and if somebody fainted at the thought of the jab (as happened in our school hall) we just stepped over them. Job done. A friend suggested a family ‘drive-thru’, windows down, entire family jabbed in a couple of minutes. What I’ve seen on TV recently it seems there’s too much chit-chat involved. A friend of mine took her 90 year old husband to QMC for his jab on Saturday and asked if she could have one at the same time and they oblige
    1 point
  23. This page is now a classic example of what I'm moaning about. When I logged on all the previous post's were missing. I posted a response on the laptop now the response is missing. Maybe it will show up again. My response said, essentially. The internet is mostly accessible to all computers. Yes, my Ipad is an older version of IOS. My car is twenty years old but can still be driven on roads built in the last five years. My laptop runs a more recent version of Linux but it too has problems. Top banner cut off. Missing Icons for p.ms etc. text editor slower than mola
    1 point
  24. Those who are ‘wilfully ignorant’ must be aware of the situation to be wilfully ignorant about it. As you say it just doesn’t seem to sink in. We’re lucky, living in the countryside with lots of space around us and everyone going out of their way to observe the protocols but it must be dreadful if you live in a high rise flat in a city. I must admit even I’m getting brassed off with the situation. I never thought I would ever miss going down the middle aisle at Lidl or meeting my mates in the pub. Only now can I appreciate why some people have mental health problems.
    1 point
  25. Within the last hour I've had a reply from them, and it's the same as I had last time I tried to do something. In order to obtain support, please submit a ticket from your client area, or an email associated with your client license. That's that then.
    1 point
  26. SYD Margie............Donna spells it SID think Syd is Posher Just looked on Wikie ..and they use both Syd and Sid ....for Mr James who hes named after.......
    1 point
  27. Is it Syd or Sid? There seems to be a difference of opinion.... not that it matters as they both sound the same.
    1 point
  28. Dont blame you Ben I think I would have done the same.As for the over 65's, I cant believe they would even think of such a thing. On the other hand we're talking about governments. We're never surprised at what they come up with. My grandchildren are supposed to restart school on 7TH but as yet we don't know what is happening We are still in lockdown (although just for today we are in orange zone) until 7th and they still aren't telling us what we can and cant do.Restaurants and bars are hoping to reopen as they have suffered the greatest loss and the govt realise that its not the restaur
    1 point
  29. Sad news that Gerry Marsden has passed away aged 78. I saw him once when he appeared at The Windmill ‘fun’ pub in Basford. Lovely singer with some brilliant ballads and by all accounts a thoroughly nice guy. R.I.P
    1 point
  30. The Roxy knew it well, when we had 2 small boys and master was working 6 days a week, because wages where not great. Master came home from work then juat after tea i went out to work, where! the Roxy but by this time it had become a Bingo Hall. It was great checking number's by mike and people were so nice they would always give you 2/6 or more if they had a good win. One old gent would aiiways bring all the staff cream cakes. At the front of the hall we had prize bingo (after the main bingo had finished) and we had jack the caller and two of the girls had to go along the stalls changing mo
    1 point
  31. ''Ferry cross the Mersey'''..........We don;t care what your name is boy'' We'll never turn you away.... Loved working Liverpool......even worked Toxteth where Gerry was born.........RIP Mr Marsden.........
    1 point
  32. The words 'piss up and brewery' come to mind about those running the show
    1 point
  33. I got lots of memories of the area round the Metropole but not of the pram/toy shop or any of the food shops! My memories are mostly hanging round the streets and the Park in the spring and summer during my misspent youth ... Well, not totally misspent - I always did all my homework before I went out in the evenings. (Home from school at 5, had my tea, did about 2 hours homework then went out.... )
    1 point
  34. My memories are more Top end (Metropole ) Mary...
    1 point
  35. Serious issues with the return key and others at the moment.. but the lnks above do work for me. I'd love to claim credit for this next shot..but sadly it wasn't one of mine and all credit goes to local lad Ian Bonnell, whose sister I used to work with. https://photos.app.goo.gl/AeRY9Y2hsNArfrDw5
    1 point
  36. ......and I thought I was being tough going out to wash the cars in the freezing cold!
    1 point
  37. Short for Thomasina, our Ben! She sounds lovely!
    1 point
  38. RR Have you got your head in the sand? You seem to be very flippant about this whole thing. Maybe we have got this virus for keeps but there is hope for a bit of relief from it. Wake up and hope along with the rest of us and dont be so pessimistic
    1 point
  39. Syd and Babs Twas the night before Christmas And all through Ben's house Syd and Babs were cavorting With a toy catnip mouse! "He's a bit of a charmer!" Mewed Syd 'mid their fun. "He's a Tom cat, like me But he's never been 'done'!" "He keeps trying to catch me," Grinned Babs with a purr. "For kisses and cuddles Keeps tickling my fur." "I think he's a keeper," said Syd "As our pet. But to keep him in order A trip to the vet "Might be wise. It's quite painless. He's inclined to roam Knows some right d
    1 point
  40. We have our up's, and we have our Down's, We have words, discussion, sometimes a little heated, but each time we go to a meetup, we are all best friends. WELL DO YOU KNOW YET WHOME I AM SPEAKING OF? Us nottsaligiaen's SO!!! Lets Raise our Glasses (some-thing-in them) to all of us Long may we all contiue to post and Meetup. A Very MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ONE AND ALL and Hopefull A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!! STAY SAFE ALL OF YOU xx
    1 point
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