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  1. Trying a new way of speaking today (i am a laryngectomy) usually have to press a button called an HME (Humidity moisture exchanger) but today am using an HME that you don;t have to fumble about with ..pressing etc...tried about a year ago and wouldnt work for me....however trying again this morning and all ok so far.....makes such a difference in fact feels almost normal.......Voice very deep and strong..wife says Sexy lol....just hope it continues...makes me feel better Physiologically.....fingers crossed.......
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  4. Found this image. You can zoom in. I think it’s excellent. https://uppercutproductions.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/NottinghamSnow/index.html?fbclid=IwAR14aNbpCQYYo5vMNkT5jIVSHGfoDnab-FcLpohvIv2BrsBlrsIFfQaHCXc
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  5. Yes there was most definitely Robert Hirst. He called himself Spence at that time because he loved The Spencer Davis Group. And he adored Sam and Dave. He wasn't in the best of health Davi'sW in 2013. He had Parkinson's Disease. He fought hard and ended up in a care home in Scalford near Melton Mowbray. He sang some Elvis to the residents and danced a bit of rock and roll with the staff too. He made them all very happy and himself too after he had battled with depression and anxiety on top of the stages of Parkinson's for the last 20 years. He very sadly passed away on January 30th 2021.
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  6. Thanks for the Good Wishes, I'll pass them on. Highlight of the day was at 3pm. when the 'Portal' device (Xmas present!) on the TV lit up and my Daughter in Law had programmed a family meet up, son & wife,2 grandsons & wives, the 2 great grand children and then our daughter in Arnold joined in so we had 5 pictures on the screen for an hours chat. They closed the chat when the light started flashing again and our daughter & son in law down in the Isle of Wight came on for another 50 minutes chat, very thirsty time so good job I had a couple of bottles open.
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  7. AND THERE WAS UPROAR IN HEAVEN! A recent snippet from the Celestial Gazette His Grace, The Dalai Chulla, Nottstalgia's erstwhile Bard, Has been in Heaven some time now And studying very hard. He's passed examinations and The Master of all Fates Has given him promotion: He's Chief Bouncer on the Gates. The Meet and Greet was easy: "Ay Up, Miduck! How Do?" The uniform is natty: Flowing robes of saffron hue. The Elf and Safety's simple: Don't trip over your attire... Now he's got a flash sustificate! St Peter can retire. Since His Gr
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  8. My nephew finally got home yesterday - sixty days after being admitted to the ICU at the QMC and being put into an induced coma while he was intubated. He spent the last two weeks being helped to learn to walk again after being stuck in bed. He’s 42 and fit, so it shows this virus can affect anyone.
    8 points
  9. I have had to relent a little in my dislike of a certain word, which has crept in to being. Not the actual word, but the way it is often used these days. Mainly when being served in restaurants. I was born a girl, was a girl when I married my husband. Still am. Years have passed and now I am an 'Old Girl! Why in my 70s have I suddenly become 'A Guy'? I know hormones have a lot of explaining to do as we woman pass a certain age but come on, not that much. When sitting at our table awaiting supper, and the happy smiling person, notebook in hand approaches
    8 points
  10. By the end of the year the new building put up to replace the demolished one opposite the Midland Station will be occupied by 4000 staff working for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs. Anyone else think it’s amusing that the VAT and FIDDLE pub is right next door?
    7 points
  11. An absolute pleasure to get out this morning...even though it was only Queens Medical for a check up (all ok) Also visited Bulwell made me sad like a ghost town...went in Tesco where i saw the Shoplifter.....i seem to spot one every time i go shopping....made me realise if i got involved i'd have a full time job again..but without pay........ Finished my trip out with Fish and chips in the car.....the excitement was non-stop........even drove...........
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  12. We got a new car last year just before lockdown, fantastic fuel consumption, we're getting just over 4 months to the gallon.
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  13. Get well soon Captain Tom Moore in hospital with coronavirus.
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  15. Is there anything in the world more insistent than a ringing telephone? My better half is feeling reet poorly at the moment and to A, look after her and B, earn sufficient brownie points to get out of mending the dishwasher I made tea and toast. Passing my newly refurbished office on the way to her room the phone rang. Rather than ignoring it I went it to answer and crashed the tray into the desk as I did so. Two mugs of tea all over the new flooring and the well buttered toast, not to be outdone, hit the wall. To say she is not best
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  16. More of the shelving saga. I am convinced that in the night someone steals my skeleton and leaves me with one that doesn't quite fit! Roller painting the ceiling is, literally, a pain in the neck. Kneeling for skirting boards hurts the knees and gripping a 2 inch brush for extended periods means my right hand is more like a claw! Scrabbling about with a new carpet, I went for carpet tiles, is almost psychedelic if you breathe in the fumes from the glue. We are mostly finished, there are some minor 'fiddly' bits and I'm waiting for the new window blind. After that's up I c
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  18. I have today received an email from the friend I was trying to find thru Nottstalgia. I last posted about her 2 years ago and she answered a few days ago. Apparently we had both been trying to find each other as well as other school friends. It is too many years than I care to remember since I have seen here, we lost touch eventually after leaving school when our career paths took us in different directions. I now have her phone number and we will be ringing each other to catch up (could take some time that) and hopefully when things are better meet up again. Thank you Nottstalgia.
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  19. Had me Jab........time booked for 5'10 Jabbed at 5'15 out 5'35 When i first arrived saw the Que nearly 50 yards long...but only waited 15 minutes...had a bit of fun whist queuing lady behind said ''Witch Vaccine we having'''? told her Viagra...she said ''ok.thanks''.........
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  20. I am an interloper - I wasn’t at Berridge! However, I first saw my future wife, from a distance, on the night Kennedy was shot. Friday 22nd November 1963. I met her properly in summer 1964 when House of the Rising Sun was number one. She was 13, and call me a cradle snatcher but it really was love at first sight. I was absolutely infatuated. I used to walk the long way home just to pass her house and catch a glimpse of her. Bitter, sweet memories! We began to “go out” in the summer of 1965 when the Help! album was release (You don’t realise how much I need you ....) We were married in 1968, sh
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  21. Showing the old police station on the right dated 1932.
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  22. Been a great day.........still speaking Hands free and finally sorted how to put music on here.............
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  23. I am a big supporter of the monarchy and greatly admire the Queen and old D of E. I certainly wouldn’t want the life they have had to lead, in a goldfish bowl. They can’t have a ‘slob day’ like the rest of us, every day they’re in the public eye, the senior royals do far more than cut ribbons and wear the regalia that history dictates, they have so many unseen duties to deal with. The pomp and pageantry is a wonderful spectacle to witness and no other country in the World can do it as well as us. I agree that the extended family are just hangers-on but I think they no longer receive much su
    5 points
  24. I went for a walk late this afternoon. Although I should have expected it as the weather has warmed up considerably, I wasn't ready for the numbers of people walking on MY access road to the hill. I counted over 100 in a less than 1/2 mile stretch. For info... on any other given Monday.. winter or Summer.. at about 4:30 p.m. I'd see one or two at most, and would be unsurprised to met nobody at all. The only benefit of such crowds is that I can justify indulging in my geriatric love of a good moan. Meldrew is an amateur compared to me. So..I took a slightly less usual route to a
    5 points
  25. I've got all of them Margie. The one thing I haven't got is hypochondria..
    5 points
  26. Big up Lovers Rock!!! Yes sir!!!
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  27. Exciting!! I’m all of a dither! Just stood in Boots on Mapperley Top looking at the Voltarol (as you do) when the young scrap of a pharmacist starts screaming, “Get out! Get out!” Looked to my right and two youths are busy emptying the ladies cosmetic display into carrier bags! Just didn’t think. Took a couple of steps and gave the nearest one an almighty shove into his mate, who ran off. My chap said, “Touch me again and I’ll f****** kill you!” So I shoved him again and off he went. Apparently, according to the pharmacist, it happens quite frequently, but the police aren’t that bothered.
    5 points
  28. The Wife and her friend ex next door neighbour still 'cry' with laughter when they recollect me falling thru our hedge onto neighbours garden......it was a 6 foot drop....... I was asking the neighbours to turn the music down(only did it for a laugh) they were having a party and dancing on the garden.... Anyway as i parted the hedge and began asking..i could feel myself going........the wife said i put my hands together and my feet were pointing 'Skywards'' she gave me a perfect 10 for 'Presentation''' shouting F,,,,,, Hell as i went........it hurt when i La
    5 points
  29. PP I know how you feel , like you I have always done things for myself and despite age and other problems I still carry on although a lot slower. I have promised the wife in future to pay for work to be done, but I know that soon I will be back to doing them myself. Its very hard accept it but life is for doing things that you enjoy and I am not yet ready for sitting about doing nothing. So many tasks so little time or as Ben would say So many Ladies so little time.
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  30. When we were married at the cathedral Derby Rd the Italian priest married us ( Father Sebastiano) whotold us he would conduct the service first in Italian and then in English. There were mostly English in the congregation as Alex's family couldn't make it. We are still waiting for the English service, so not sure we are married or not. Yes we are as we have a marriage certificate.
    5 points
  31. Ah there's where you made your mistake Oz, Aussie methods don't work here. We use a long standing tradition of pile it up, bundle under a worktop, hide in dark corners then force it in a drawer and totally forget it. When you need something, pop down to the shop and buy one just before remembering where to find the one you have at home.
    5 points
  32. I can't speak too highly of rescue dogs. Our dog , Bailey, was technically a rescue dog. He belonged to a teenage family member. She got him as a pup and didn't really understand the responsibility she was taking on. She left him with us while she took a trip. Then told us she didn't really want him any more. We couldn't give him away, or take him to the pound. We knew what would probably happen to him there. We didn't really want two dogs at our age, but what can a dog lover do? He didn't cost us a penny, except in vet bills. He needed neutering. He was al
    5 points
  33. Its a bit like the old days when there were many more independent companies in and around Nottingham. Just some examples...
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  34. IMHO the problem with gambling is that it's just as addictive and damaging as smoking and alcohol. Smoking is thankfully in decline and as a result the government is receiving much less duty from tobacco than it did say twenty years ago. Faced with this shortfall the labour government cynically decided to promote drinking with longer opening hours so it could replace the lost tobacco duty with increased alcohol duty then finally they let gambling take off by allowing a huge surge in betting shops and online gambling happy to collect the duty with scant regard for the human misery it inflicts.
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  35. Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful messages, especially those about how you coped with the loss of your own mother. Your kindness when Alan died prompted my aunt to say we are like a long lost family getting to know each other knowing we will probably never meet. I hope that this year can be better that the last...Gem
    5 points
  36. As regards the AZ vaccine quotas, it appears the EU is still attempting to apply their bullying tactics over the UK to over-rule UK health policy. Those sceptics who have pressed to remain within that cobbled-together misfit of twenty seven, so called, advanced nations, how many examples are needed to persuade the hand-wringing remainers' of why the UK decided it was time to leave. The EU still appear to think Brexit never concluded with our departure and insist somewhat bizarrely that we are a silent partner under a quaint obligation in continuing to follow their rules
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  37. Syd went this afternoon.......kicked off in Vets......eventually was subdued........came home ..not happy Pussy......Vet said what lovely lucky Cats after their traumatic beginnings........
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  38. I can remember going to Basford Wakes (I thought it was called Basford Weights!) with a load of friends, Hilda, Margaret, Marlene, Janet and Linda (some good old fashioned names there).Music was Del Shannon Runaway and Runaround Sue, Chris Montez Lets Dance. Staying on the waltzer until we could hardly stand we were so dizzy and some vomited. Lots of giggling and eyeing up the lads both local and fair workersHappy days of a misspent youth!!!!!!
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  39. Basford Wakes to me means walking down Lincoln Street and gradually the music becomes louder and louder. Then eventually reaching the Wakes and standing on the waltzer and looking at young ladies enjoying themselves with Johnny and the Hurricanes belting out Red River Rock and Reveille Rock. I wish I could relive those times. PS Jill if the wife even thought I was even thinking about them days I would be spending nights in the spare bedroom. lol
    5 points
  40. Well you can jolly well put your mind to it and sort it out LL, we need you barking regularly !
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  41. When I took my Mums neighbour for her jab, we were waiting for over an hour, the doctor who booked her in apologised " So sorry to keep you waiting" She replied with "I haven't been out since March, I am in no rush & it's lovely just to see people" We have to treasure this generation
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  42. It's a pity he didn't tell me he was a gynaecologist. I'd have engaged him to redecorate my hall, staircase and landings through the letterbox! Less mess
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  43. Had a bit of a shock when I saw the photo of Trina - she looks a bit like I did in my late teens but that name has never been one of my aliases. Once at Leicester Palais, I was Yvette Montrey from Marseilles..... I was with a group of girlfriends and they dared me to Do it. I managed to carry it off with two lads who asked me to dance, and even the band there played Happy Birthday to me because one of my friends went over and told the band i was visiting from France and it was my birthday!
    4 points
  44. The only problem is that if we manage to dispose of the ‘Royals’, who would have in their place. I can’t think of present or recent prime ministers who would be presidential material and looking around the world the presidents are either dictators or low grade popularists. The previous American one was a prime example. My choice would be to keep the present Royals for their entertainment value if nothing else.
    4 points
  45. My great-grandfather ("Dan Conroy"), grandfather and great-uncles ("The Five Sherry Brothers"), and father and uncle ("The Nelson Brothers") all played the Empire. I walked in their footsteps in while on holiday in 2019, visiting an Aunt in Clifton. It was incredibly evocative but I wish I could have toured the Empire, alas. Nottingham was the family home for decades but well before I was born. My great-great grandparents, Harry and Louisa Truman, ran The Red Lion in Costock before moving to the Waggon and Horses in Bleasby. There was a real sense of "home" for me in Nottingham.
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  46. Can't believe it Mrs Reds getting chipped @ QMC on Saturday & she's only a whipper snapper, seems her job roll gets her the jab.
    4 points
  47. It's about time the normal ones amongst us told these so called politically correct wannabes where to get off once and for all and revert to the proper English language that we were educated with. The do gooders of this world can't see the damage they have done to society with their screwed up ideas.
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  48. As was said earlier, boy, girl or toaster DNA don't lie. They can call themselves whatever they like, they can 'identify' as they please but what they can't do is take away my right to make my own mind up. It may upset them but tough, they're upsetting me by demanding what I comply with their weird sense of reality
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  49. Tribute to Mary Wilson who died yesterday age 76......... ''Baby Love''' with the 'Supremes'' '''Stop in the name of love'''
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