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  1. I feel very sorry for the poor woman. The way the press and social media have behaved is nothing short of disgusting. Would these people like their intimate health issues posted all over scurrilous social media sites for people with nothing better to do to gossip about? Leave her alone and let her get well. I know there are many who never seem to cease axe-grinding about the royals and their supposedly privileged lives. Cancer is no respecter of rank or privilege. The poor girl would probably happily exchange her royal abode for a two up, two down ... and a cancer free body. I wish her a s
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  2. Well I'm back home and we've had a crackin' night over at our little community centre, with a turnout of 30 people, which at £2 entry netted 60 quid, half to the winners and half to our social fund. Better still though, the winners gave back their winnings to the social fund, so the residents benefit all round. I did a mixture of verbal questions, visual idententification and musical intros. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and because they bring their own refreshments and nibbles, nobody wentv without. Got back home at 22.45, knackered and just wanting a cup of tea. It's a lovely fee
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  3. Went down to the coffee morning in the next village today in my car, got the bike out read to ride there but then the heavens opened up and down came a load of the white stuff, anyway got to the village hall ok and the gent who was supposed to be serving this week had to go home because his wife was taken ill so I stepped into the breach and went behind the counter to serve tea and coffee, I don't mind because any of the people there would do the same for me, anyway, great stories from ex Group Captain of the RAF telling us about his time flying in Phantoms during the seventies, there was a lo
    6 points
  4. I’m still around. I thought the politics section was getting unpleasant and not in the true spirt of the forum.
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  5. The Nottingham I remember from before I moved away was a vibrant place, weekends were spent at pubs and them nightclubs. It could get a bit rowdy when pubs/nightclubs turned out with the occasional fist fight but mostly it was good natured. Saturday afternoon was for going round the shops (being seen), Birdcage, Chelsea Girl and C&A ( where you could get a skirt for 50p at one point). Coffee at the Kardoma (is that how you spell it) them home to get ready for the evening. I can remember many late Saturday nights in the Market Square where someone usually ended up in one of the fountains,
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  6. Whilst you were all carousing in the boozer on Weds, I decided that I'd allowed a bit of D.I.Y. to become a substitute for proper exercise. So.. I determined to get a decent walk under my belt. I 'summitted' mighty Billinge Hill, via the North Eastern route recently opened up. Apart from a couple of brief dips, (which only mean losing height gained) it is unrelentingly uphill, with the last bit being a very steep rocky scramble. Still, on the way, it was good to spot Willow Catkins and other signs of Spring. Also, it being a sunny day, and with few leaves to obscure th
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  7. Another very windy day but make the most of it eh?, dustbin day today out here, general waste and garden waste, first job this morning was to (once again) clear all the cat poo off the garden, I've got some netting on the way to see if that helps with the problem (fingers crossed) at the moment my back garden is covered in leaves from the tall tree in the corner of the field, do I clear them up or do I leave them to break down and act as some sort of feed for the grass?, Might try out the powered scroll saw today cutting out some components for the wooden "golly frogs" frogs and teddy bear mo
    5 points
  8. Going back to my birth 70+ years ago I find it so sad that buildings and venues that shaped my life are no longer around. The first house I lived in in Netherfield was demolished to make way for the Colwick Loop Road. My first school, Ashwell Street Infants in Netherfield, has been demolished. My second school, Kingswell Juniors in Arnold, has been demolished My Senior school, Carlton-Le-Willows Grammar, is still standing but hardly recognisable from my time there in the 1960s I then spent a year at Arnold & Carlton College of FE (Digby College) on an Intensiv
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  9. The last monthly coffee morning I attended in our village hall there was nobody but boring old farts there. I felt quite at home!
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  10. Yes its wind and hail here too, its stopped play today I suppose its housework today. I have just taken my weeks blood pressure readings into the doctors, hope she is now happy with me and no further tablets. I am on 3 different ones a day now, I have told her that its the stress of living at home but she wont believe me. PS I called in Greggs for a bacon baguette and a coffee to take home and sat in front of the fire with them.
    4 points
  11. I'm pleased to hear that Mr Mayfield is still alive and kicking...with both legs.
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  12. Yesterday in the Westfield shopping centre at Bondi Junction, Sydney, a man armed with a knife killed six people, and injured many others including stabbing a nine month old baby. The baby's mother is among those killed. A female police officer shot the assailant dead when he raised the knife at her. My sincere condolences go out to all those impacted by this atrocity. The police say the assailant, 40 years old Joe Cauchi was known to police in Queensland and was believed to have had mental issues. I do hope the police officer Inspector Amy Scott does not face any repercussions or enquiri
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  13. Thats sad about Worksop Rog...........used to enjoy the place many Moons ago........they had quite a large Savemore supermarket which i helped set up mid to late 60s.it was on the main street near a river if i remember correctly) ....lovely lass from 'Wombwell' (sp ) worked there ...her being my main memory of the place..... I had breakfast in Bulwell this morning......Bulwell market not what it was but reasonably busy......oddly apart from the staff in all the retail places didnt see any old friends.....seems by the look of half the people shopping today...many immigrant
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  14. Jill Sparrow, Jill Sparrow, we have a hedgehog! Just spotted it and have put some food out. Whoop whoop. Will keep you updated.
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  15. I remember The Golden Cage. It was there for years. Also Pennyfeathers on Goldsmith Street, in an old Victorian house that probably isn't there any longer. They were ideal places for finding theatrical costumes. When I was a child, we lived next door to an elderly couple whose only daughter, Muriel, had been one of my mother's best friends from early childhood. After attending Berridge and the dreaded Manning Grammar, Muriel went to Millers Business College and then found employment as a secretary to one of the directors of Player's. Muriel's mum, according to my mum, was determ
    4 points
  16. Brew, I did something similar about 20 years ago when I was still working. I always cut my own hair and this particular time I was using the electric clippers on the lower back part of my head. I had attached a number 6 ,guard’ on the clippers, at least I THOUGHT I’d attached it securely but it came off without warning and dropped on the floor. I obviously stopped straightaway but there was now a small shaved area on the back of my head. I used an eyebrow pencil to colour on to my scalp - I was dark haired then - and luckily I had enough hair on the top and sides to back comb over the bar
    4 points
  17. And a Happy Easter to all our readers ! From this Sussex exile... https://postimg.cc/vDjGyNYh
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  18. I have had to take Jj to the vets. We noticed he was licking his paw and we discovered a lump on the underside of his paw at the side of the large pad on his hind leg. A really awkward place to see not helped by the fact that he doesn’t like his paws touched, never has since he was a puppy. Vet had a look and decided to have him in to have a proper look and take a biopsy to send to the lab. This was done, vet said it appeared to be a lump of hard skin, didn’t bleed when it was cut into and there wasn’t anything stuck in his foot and biopsy was sent off. Went back to get results and was t
    4 points
  19. Shooting or harming wild birds is illegal, even pigeons and seagulls, unless you can meet certain conditions...
    4 points
  20. One of the best Nottingham videos I've come across. It concentrates on steam trains, but don't let that frighten you off. There's a lot of material showing the area around the railways.....eg sequences at Bulwell Common. The first 3 mins are Nottm city centre - and it's worth watching for that alone.........then 10 mins at Victoria Stn.......then Bulwell, and then in no particular order, Hucknall, Basford, Netherfield/Colwick, Kimberley, Linby, and all points north. Sometimes it gets a bit boring, but you just fast-forward for a few minutes and get back to something in
    4 points
  21. My day was going well to start with I loaded my car up and went to the local recycling centre ,I started unloading my car and walking to the first skip and a young gentleman took the items off me and put them into the skip for me, thanked him and went back to my car. Here I took out a bag of tarmac which had hardened off years ago a man came up to me and took it off me, stating thats too heavy for you let me do it, again I thanked him and went home. When I arrived home I told the wife about it and that I had been helped by 2 very polite men, I then thought do I really look that old and i
    4 points
  22. I enjoyed reading your account, Col. Climbing hills and surveying the view from the top is always quite a spiritual experience for me. I’ve frequently been moved to tears when I’ve climbed some hills in Derbyshire in the past. I particularly remember this In Castleton one beautiful day when all the family had gone into Treak Cliff Cavern and I climbed higher with the dog. Just sitting on the grass looking over the village was very special…
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  23. Spent quite bit of my secondary school years at Cottesmore. Radford blvd., used part of it as extra classrooms. Not only that but that was also where we went for school dinners. At one time my mum got a job as a kitchen assistant, when I stayed for dinners, my mum would come out into the dining area and shout 'Barrie do ya want some more taters, veg, or custard eg'. I would look for corner to hide in. ( She was the same if she got on my bus, then tell everbody "That's my son drivin' "! ! )
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  24. So last night I idly checked my 'Euromillions' Lottery numbers against the published 'winners'.. 07, check!, 16, check!, 18, check!.. a slight rise in pulse and then..20..nope.. guess it's another win of abour 3 quid... then 32, check!! pulse rising again.. 4 out of five can't be bad.. then the Lucky stars.. I had 02 and 04.. winners were 01 and 03... So near..yet so far.. still I'm one of only 397 people who've won £22.60. I won't let it change my life...
    4 points
  25. Had a big sleep in this morning. didn't get up until 9.15!! Usually 6.15. Yesterday was the last day of the World Erg Challenge for Indoor Concept2 bikes and rowers. There are 6k entries and the idea is to row or ride as far as you can between Mar15th and April 15th = 32 days inclusive. I was trying to get into the top 50 so I made a last effort by rowing just over 15km and cycling 49km yesterday. Just didn't quite make it, finishing 56th. I am fortunate enough to be a team member of the ANCIENTS - a crew I joined 19 years ago when I retired at 66 (you have to be over 65) many were and still
    3 points
  26. Don't forget those little shoots that appear between the main stem and a leaf stem can be used, let them grow to about two inches, instead of nipping them out and throwing them, cut them off and put them in some water after a couple of weeks they will have roots on them ready for planting in the pots/ growbags or whatever you use, they will grow into healthy plants at no extra cost Rog
    3 points
  27. Managed to find a Leyland Atlantean I could re-brand as NCT, so here is the result from this To this Waiting for the destination board transfers to arrive now Rog
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  28. Not seen this before, a remastered live Beatles concert in Washington, the first one after appearing on Ed Sullivan. The beginning is almost comically amateurish as the screaming audience are on all 4 sides of the stage and Ringo sits with his back to the band ! First Ringo and then Paul try and rotate the drum stage with no luck. This rotation of the drum set and mikes goes on throughout and with the way Ringo was bashing those drums (but still holding the rhythm), it's a wonder the kit held together. George opens with Roll Over Beethoven. It's a
    3 points
  29. A lovely visit to Barnsley market today, weather was nice and warm with very little breeze, loads of friendly people about and some great market stalls and shops to explore, the food hall catered for just about every taste from good old home made pies right through to far eastern menus at a fantastic price, I sat down waiting for Mrs P to bring the drinks and food and I said to this guy on the next table "nice and warm today me duck" he immediately replied "you not from Barnsley are you with an accent like that" No was the reply he then said "you from Nottingham aren't you" wow is my accent st
    3 points
  30. Just been reading Bluecoat history, think it was written a while ago,, The Blue Coat School This was founded in 1706, but the present building, which stands at the foot of the High Pavement, was erected in 1723, on ground given by Mr Wm. Thorpe, a benevolent attorney. It contains a large school room, and a suite of apartments for the residence of the master, who has 100 guineas a year, and he is allowed six tons of coals annually for the use of the school. Two statues, in niches at the front of the building, represent a boy and a girl in their school costume. The charit
    3 points
  31. From being Cricket daft...........i now have little or no interest in the game...... Dad too loved the game......and he taught me 'Spin Bowling when i was about 5............and from the same age i could name every player from all the Test playing countries....... But over the last 20 years or so my love of the game has vastly dwindled...........its changed so much..........never a great fan of the one day game....(except when playing it)......the county 3 day stuff was ok......but for me it was the Test matches that completely enthralled me......
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  32. The problem became worse when I encountered a heavy outcrop at the back and there was so little charge the blades simply jammed leaving me with a hair clipper firmly attached to my head. Strangely the ensuing imprecations on the makers parentage plus considering its suitability for a free flying lesson did not help at all.
    3 points
  33. I spotted this today. It’s a bee fly which mimics bees. It is very clever and lays its eggs in solitary bees nests. The larvae when ready will then eat the bees eggs after it has gorged on the pollen which has been left in the bees nest for the potential little bees. It loves purple, pink and white flowers so I’m not surprised that it was in my garden as I have lots of pulmonaria to attract the real bees. How fascinating. If you Google bee fly you can find out lots more info.
    3 points
  34. This is a public announcement. It is not a good idea to make appointments with an accountant and then decide to cut your hair if the clippers are only half charged and runs out before you can finish. You're welcome.
    3 points
  35. Can't believe its been 50 years since i did the ''Hustle'' Memories of my travelling days. '''''''''''.Always.....happy smiling faces..when this music began........ ...
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  36. So, after spending yesterday at a family gathering at my daughter's, for which the weather allowed us to sit outside for at least part of the time and then managing to get grass cutting etc., done today without getting wet.. I got to thinking about Summery songs.. Even 'oblique' references.. Then somehow the songs got a bit more sophisticated... Add your own faves!
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  37. Another Happy Easter..Railway club early 60s....from lots of lovely friends and relations........wish i could see them all one more time..........those were the days my friends.............
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  38. Today is one of those beautiful mornings, clear blue skies, hardly a breath of wind, 20 degrees at the moment forecast top 26. We are having a welcome Indian summer. Just cooked breakfast on the BBQ out on the patio looking at the sea which is like a mill pond. Fried bread, 1 egg, heaps of mushrooms, two very spicy chevapicic sausages, the square ones so they don't roll about on the BBQ so you can cook them evenly and a large truss tomato that smelled and tasted like it was from my grandads back yard green house. Having demolished that, just having a second cappuccino and going to read the pap
    3 points
  39. Again Happy Easter to all
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  40. Happy Easter everyone hope the weather is good for you all we have a whiter Easter than we did Christmas but today is sunny next week the temperature is the mid teens looking forward to that.
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  41. Same here Jill........Love Dogs and Cats in fact all animals.....and when it comes Birds the same applies.......i put food out for them on the roof of my large Garden shed.......then wait for them to descend on it.......Pigeons...Magpies...Seagulls...and others......love watching them on the feed...and their inter-actions with the other species....how anyone can hurt them i'll never know............
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  42. They're all still there, and all still largely functioning they way they used to. https://maps.app.goo.gl/s4PbsBcg24EP6Hgh8
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  43. It's probably a case, dare I say it, @MRS B of capable, organised females being perceived as 'formidable'. I'd take it as a compliment... I get so few.
    3 points
  44. I hold no brief for the ‘Royals’ as an institution but I admire her courage to make the statement she has done and wish her well.
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  45. On the contrary, they'd find you fascinating, Phil. The world of your childhood would be infinitely interesting to them. You're an historical resource on legs. Go on. I'm sure Margie will hold your hand if you're a bit nervous.
    3 points
  46. Talking of Luton Town who will play a crucial part in Forest being relegated or staying up I see that Luton's goalkeeper in that game Ron Baynham has recently died aged 94. He was the oldest living England international footballer. That mantle now passes to Frank Blunstone aged 89. Former outside left at Chelsea after starting his career at Crewe Alexandra in 1951. He played five times for the senior England squad.
    3 points
  47. Very sad. I’m sure I saw recently that he was touring this year. Whenever I hear ‘Make Me Smile’ I’m reminded of a funeral of one of our employees, aged only 52 (20 years ago) who was so well known and liked, certainly in our industry. There was a massive funeral in Sedgefield Parish Church, followed by a cremation. His wife was on the wacky baccy outside the Crematorium and had to be gently encouraged to follow the coffin into the building, followed by all the other mourners. She went dancing in, waving her arms about and singing to the sound of Steve Harley’s ‘Make Me Smile’ that was b
    3 points
  48. I have had a sleeping bag and gas cooker in my shed for years, I find it a great hiding place when chores need to be done. In fact I find it very relaxing in there, I cannot wait till summer so I can spend more time in there , I did consider putting a window in there but some one would be able to see into it and find me, I feel safe in there as I lock it from the inside.
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  49. The Nottingham Post has just published an article about "8 Nottinghamshire pubs serving exceptionally good food They were :- Dovecote Inn, Laxton The Blacksmiths, Retford The Lambley, Lambley Black Bull, Blidworth Martins Arms, Colston Bassett Tap and Run, Upper Broughton The Reindeer, Hoveringham Unicorns Head, Langar Has anyone eaten at any of these and if so what was your experience? We await philmayfield's review of the Reindeer with interest. I only have experience of two of these pubs from 40+ years ago. The Black Bull at Blidworth w
    3 points
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