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  1. Finding this thread so interesting I had to get my laptop to reply. Come on Invision, get your act together and fix your software. It was better before you 'upgraded' it than it is now. I may have said what I'm about to say on other threads if so please forgive. The old memory is not quite as good as it was. I nearly became a ten pound pom in the late 60s. I was all set to send in the letter when my late wife vetoed it. (More in a moment) I think the ten pound pom scheme was good, but I wonder if it was also a bit dangerous in that folks could sign up and go
    11 points
  2. Today is my 8th Nottstalgian Birthday. On 28th December 2012 I was bored and began googling the names of clubs etc that I used to frequent in my teens and early twenties and fell upon Nottstalgia. I've met some lovely members at get-togethers, renewed a friendship that went back to the early 1960s and it's been an interesting and informative 8 years where I've learned a lot about Nottingham that I never knew before ...... but I'm more bored this year than I've ever been. I want some normality and freedom, the chance to meet friends, go for a drink at the local, dine out, go to the theatr
    11 points
  3. Telephone call from Hospital this morning , covid test on husband is negative so he ready to go in for his op tomorrow
    10 points
  4. 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 &
    10 points
  5. By Request then.............. Like all other aspects of my Teen years,at Marsdens,loved doing deliverys to customers on the Granville with big Basket..no gears and hardwork up the hills of Bestwood estate........ This Particular friday morning i only had 4 deliverys to make...and they were some of my favourite customers....there boxes fitted easily into the Basket...... The first was Mrs Griffiths on Gainsford crescent..big family and lovely with it....... Morning Mrs Griffiths.. you ok ? Not bad Ben...you want a cuppa? Go on then,
    10 points
  6. G'mornin' ya'll Finally got on the laptop. The whole header of NS is only half there. Probably why I can't find the three dots. More positive notes. I am reading this without glasses! Had my second cataract surgery on Monday a.m. The difference is amazing. Everything is much clearer and brighter. Colours look like new. Gotta use drops for the next couple of weeks and see my own eye doctor on Monday for followup, but I can live with that. If your eye doctor ever recommends this surgery don't hesitate. It works great and is less uncomfortable than a visit t
    10 points
  7. My husband has just phoned me. He's had his op and is now in bed gradually defrosting. He had an epidural. I wasn't expecting to hear quite so soon so it was a surprise. Now he thinks he can do everything again as he used to......Noooo sorry you're going to stay put for a while your not indispensable. He should be home before the weekend.
    9 points
  8. Next delivery was Mrs Taylor....who lived 2 doors from me on Andover road .......knew her all my life...even Babysat me when i was a little un....a very formidable lady had 5 kids all much older than me.... Morning Mrs T got your Grocery's (i said,,knocking on her open back door...)) Come in Ben...put me order on side of sink..and Kettles just boiled,,,so make us both a cup of Tea..no sugar in mine.... Her youngest son Trevor had been in a bad Motor accident a few months before and was badly scarred for life...i asked how he was,,and enquired about all the family...over
    9 points
  9. Just back from Derby Royal......all seems ok...going for Scan in a couple of weeks as a precaution;;; Nice surprise when we got home...our lovely Neighbour Marlene opposite (no not Boycies wife) had made me a lovely big Stew.......bless her........
    8 points
  10. My sister in law aged 84 lives at Coleshill B/ham, she has now had both vaccinations. My other sister in law and her husband both 82 and 83 ish live in Coven, they are registered at the Docs in Brewood Staffordshire and there has been no vaccines delivered yet? Chris (hubbs) is 76this year heart attack survivor also diabetic. Plus recovery from Covid19. Waiting patiently (worried) but waiting in hope. Myself, 73 this year, Stroke, two TIAs, AF. Two Heart catheter ablations, Underactive Thyroid on Warfarin, Thyroxine plus other meds for life. Just trying to get over Cov
    8 points
  11. 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
    8 points
  12. So yet again we have a group of protesters on the loose in Nottingham defying all the covid restrictions. It is high time these idiots were dealt with once and for all. They are a threat to the rest of us and themselves. Imagine the uproar if they were refused treatment for any complaint that befell them on the grounds it was self inflicted. They should be rounded up and dragged off to a covid ward and made to look at the unfortunate patients who are fighting for breath and life itself. The rest of us owe it to those who have lost their lives to this horrible illness to stamp the behaviour of
    8 points
  13. Last delivery to Mrs Timberlake...Hucknall road..... Morning Mrs T....Where you want me to put your Order ? Just leave it on the Hall Table Ben...How much is it ? (she was a customer that paid cash on delivery) £8-12-6 Can;t offer you Tea Ben .in a hurry going out,,,, At that she paid me and we said Tat Ta.......... Just a couple of hundred yards back to Marsdens,,,Manager Mr Richards said..you only made 4 deliverys and been gone all bleddy morning...... I know...sorry Boss...just cant get away from some of em.... OK put kettle on...not h
    8 points
  14. This has just been posted on a Fb group I’m with. It opens in Southwell but you can drag it to different locations in Nottingham. I looked at Radford and it has newer streets faintly drawn in when you zoom in. http://www.archiuk.com/cgi-bin/build_nls_historic_map.pl?search_location=Southwell, Nottinghamshire&latitude=53.069789&longitude=-0.971648
    7 points
  15. About 20 years ago i found a Pair of glasses complete with a nice case on Bulwell Hall Park.......tried em on but could hardly see in them...they are black horn rimmed and very nice......... Anyway still got em and tried them on today....low and behold can see perfect in them......So as my Varifocals have about had it.......have decided to wear these......wife says they suit me and look a bit like Michael Caine.......thought i'd tell you all......as not a lot of people know that'''.........lol
    7 points
  16. 58 years later...still have a weakness there .....lol Had the 'Trauma'' of having the in-growing Toe nail dug out this morning..was in Absolute Agony during...been in some pain with it for a year or two now......Becky (lady who did it) said i was very brave.(despite me screaming silently).and it would hurt for a few days..funny thing is walked about 100 yards back to car..got home tired had small kip........when i woke realised all pain gone.......first time in a long while....Body a funny thing ain't it...........
    7 points
  17. OK boys and girls I'm back! Seems someone somewhere sorted the problems out - finally! Thanks to all for the concern but apart from a minor hiccup all is well at Chez Brew and normal service will be resumed.
    7 points
  18. I've established contact with Brew and he is still alive and kicking. The problem is being able to log in (or not). Fault-finding is currently underway.
    7 points
  19. 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.
    7 points
  20. Second chapter for BK. No need for dog food. Lol. I like human food too Reading over this I realize it has little to do with ten pound poms. I have no wish to bore anyone with my life history, neither is it my purpose to bragg. So if you think that may be so please read no further. In reading over it myself I hope what it does show is that Canada, as Ian said, was good to me. I failed the 11 plus and pretty much saw myself as sealed into one track for the rest of my life. Canada showed me that I could pass exams and even change careers. It built up my faith in myself
    7 points
  21. Successful night spent in tent followed by a bike ride at 0615hrs this morning. Arm stopped bleeding; hip and knee now swelling nicely - black ice on downhill No permanent damage to bike so had breakfast (Beans on toast), then hopped into car and went for a walk in Sibster wood before doing a bit of tree pruning in the sleet and wind. Relaxed with a railway magazine in polytunnel, well wrapped up; now about to enjoy a Baileys by the open fire and watch Steve McQueen's "The ̷S̷l̷o̷b̷ Blob" (Recorded earlier) ...might have a slice of toast and home-made jam, done in front of the fire like we did
    7 points
  22. As to 2020, I've known better years but I've also known far worse. It's just another term in the great school of life. Not bottom of the class, Sparrow, but could do better! Needs to make more effort... but not tonight! A peaceful, happy, healthy and contented new year, everyone.
    7 points
  23. I believe that 2021 will turn out to be a good year, too, Trogg! I feel that things will turn out well - not sure how, but I just feel they will! On a different subject, I’ve just been watching ‘Beauty and the Beast’ on TV (not the original animated one ) and that’s made me feel good too - that beauty isn’t an outward thing ... it comes from within. I love films like that. All the best to everyone reading this today. Perhaps we’ll be able to meet in person in 2021 .... I really hope so. Love Margie xx
    7 points
  24. As PP said 'A very good post' DJ. My chance here again. to get my tuppence worth in. Seven weeks down the line and we still get breathless just walking around the house, coughing and gasping for breath every morning. The easiest of jobs leave us having to sit down to catch our breaths. Chris is awaiting a chest x ray as he has real trouble breathing, and the Doc wants to know the damage. You will talk to people out there who have had Covid 19 who will say it was a walk in the park, there are those unfortunate souls so ill, who ended up not making it and those like us somewhere in t
    7 points
  25. It's going to be a good day today. Husband coming home after having to stay in another few days. Both son' and daughter takeaway were a huge success, sold out everything. English steak pie and english teatime treats and Tex-Mex Very pleased for them in this gruesome time .
    6 points
  26. I strongly suggest anyone thinking of 'Adopting'' a Kitten don;t..... Have two instead.........Babs and Syd are giving us so much pleasure in these 'Lockdown' times..........they playfight a few times a day and their leaping is so funny........they chew each other and if one gets too rough they apologise by licking each other..........they are brother and sister and nearly died together up in Hartlepool when they were under a Garden shed after being born for 3 weeks...... They obviously love us now and each other and spend hours grooming each other,,,
    6 points
  27. Carni, hold on to ‘not worried’. The small damage to his lungs is obviously there but may not cause any life changing problems. I expect all of us who have smoked in the past have some damage, but our lungs are still able to function well. The same goes for any small damage in his lungs possibly caused by Covid. Our lungs have a huge surface area for the exchange of oxygen/carbon dioxide. Apparently this area is about the size of a tennis court! Just keep looking forward to those lovely warm days when you’ll both be able to do your long cycle rides along the tow path - stoppi
    6 points
  28. Had a good day today. The usual start with rowing and then a bit more rowing this afternoon while watching Ronnie vs Ding - what a cracker! We ordered a meal to be delivered at 6.30 and we decided to 'dress for dinner'. Gotta keep the spirits up So, on with the evening suit and pleated shirt, rummage around for the cufflinks and can't find a bow tie. Search as I may, no bow tie. Finally found one hiding under the old cravats (Ben will love that I thought). Dinner was great accompanied with a bottle of decent Cote du Rhone Villages that had been breathing for 3 hours. All sounds a bit posh but
    6 points
  29. Getting in to a January/lockdown routine. Get up at 7.30, dress in gym clothes, make a pint of weak coffee, get on rowing machine for a bout an hour watching 'Breakfast' on the beeb. Row at a steady pace taking sips of coffee regularly. Shower. Dress in work clothes. Porridge with honey and raisins. Another pint of weak coffee. Check out the chickens. Get on with the landscaping project. Lunch. Relax and read paper and do a few puzzles. Bit of time on PC and any light jobs in the house. Change into gym strip that has been drying on radiator. Make a pint of weak coffee and do another hou
    6 points
  30. Excellent news! IYSWIM.. For what it's worth, after that last 'upgrade'..when I couldn't log in.. I downloaded a free VPN, which allowed me to log in..presumably because it obscured my IP address. I don't need to use it now. It was Windscribe.. but there are many others. Meanwhile.. I imagine that Brew is spitting feathers, being unable to correct my political ramblings.
    6 points
  31. Think you do brilliantly with your fitness Col,,wish i could,, Before my surgery i prided myself on my fitness,, at 73 i was proud of my ability to still run and walk long distances,,een able to play five-aside football,,, Now at 76 i struggle ti walk far,, I'm getting better but very slowly,,,but i will improve my fitness,,, not quite to pp"s standard,,but ill strive,, lol,, After smoking and drinking and generally chasing the good life for 50 odd years,, i mus"nt grumble,,, I'm lucky to have a loving Wife and family
    6 points
  32. 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
    6 points
  33. Lovely day today I went fly fishing on a club lake. Only landed 2 but saw 3 other club members and had 'distanced' chats. It was warming to be able to communicate with others and to share the privilege of being out on a beautiful New Years Eve day observing the wildlife. Checked out the hens when I returned - they are fine and laid 3 eggs. Just enjoying a large single malt. Life is good. Best wishes everyone
    6 points
  34. 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
    6 points
  35. Well it stopped me getting flu! I agree that Covid is here to stay and that is the very reason that we should get vaccinated asap. I read the leaflet that was given to me during the jab session yesterday. Although we may still get the virus after the jab it will be in a milder form and less deadly. Eventually, pretty much where we are with the flu. The most important thing is that everyone has the jab. None of this silliness from the anti jab brigade, ignorance of the realities, and negativity will help no one. Good post DJ
    6 points
  36. I've been searching on my Ipad and laptop for those three dots. Can't find 'em anywhere. I have pretty much given up on NS for posting. I can read your posts, even give likes but I cannot post on my Ipad. I'm presently on laptop. The only way I can post. I am at a loss to understand how so called I T guys at a hosting site can make such a monumental mess of a so called upgrade. I'll bark when I can, but I guess for now I'll just be mostly whining. Happy New Year y'all. Dave.
    6 points
  37. Well you can jolly well put your mind to it and sort it out LL, we need you barking regularly !
    5 points
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  39. Good Day. Today the sun was shining, so I came up with the bright idea of getting the cycles out of hibernation in the garage where they have been since October. Seeing as I moan so much if I have to endure a walk in the park, Chris jumped at the chance. We decided to take it easy, seeing as we both have chest problems, just a five miler on the flat. When we got home, we felt really pleased, today felt as if we have achieved something. Onwards and upwards aye Miducks. PS, Chris got a bloomin' puncture two miles from home . Daft Bo99er.
    5 points
  40. I've emailed Brew using his external email address (not connected to Nottstalgia) in case there was a problem with logging in to his account, or the recent software update. I'll report on any developments.
    5 points
  41. 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
    5 points
  42. Where is the bottleneck with this vaccination programme? Is it really a logistical nightmare? At least every few years 'the powers that be' manage to organise a General Election where all over 18 can attend a local place on the same day and spend a few minutes in the process. They find the buildings and the administrators. All that we need to add is a supply of vaccine and the medics to inject us. It surely doesn't need to be a sterile environment (we all had jabs at school?). Sourcing domestic freezers (-18C) is not insurmountable. Even the Pfizer vaccine is good for five days at -18C.
    5 points
  43. Well my son is a teacher and he has had to go in as usual. He teaches 'difficult' children who have 'difficult' parents and homes. He has to physically restrain pupils at times. A lot of teachers have not had a jab yet and testing is ad hoc. Unlike supermarket workers their 'customers' don't wear face protection and are 30 to a room. Sorry RR but you have no bloody idea!
    5 points
  44. 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
    5 points
  45. My 3rd Delivery was the other side of the tracks onto Hucknall road...to the lovely Miss Mabel Thorpe...a single lady in her late 5os who lived on Orville road.....she also worked in Marsdens/Farrands head Offtce on Wigman road...... Morning Miss Thorpe..you ok ? Hello Ben...i;m good thanks,,,on holiday this week... Have you been or done owt ? No just relaxed mostly reading,,and a couple of walks across 'Common'' into Bulwell... All alright at Head Office? Yes was talking to Mr Vaughan about you...(she said smiling,,Mr Vaughan was the General Manager)
    5 points
  46. 5 hours ago. As a treat we had Loin pork chops, topped with fried onions, New potatoes, light cabbage and mushy peas , and gravy. Followed by home made Rice Pudding and home made Plum Jam. Cor, it was delicious. I guessed the ratio of Milk to Rice and we needed a knife to cut it. I'm sure we could have laid bricks with it. Very nice thinned down with Cream and Milk. HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE.xxx
    5 points
  47. Toad in the 'ole here, using up some Lincolnshire sausages that I would have chucked out tomorrow if they'd not been eaten today as I'm a bit obsessive with 'sell by' dates. The fireworks began around here a couple of hours ago, our Jack will be turning in his grave in the garden, he did used to panic about fireworks. At 9 o'clock we're getting togged up to stand out in the street with a bottle of Moet, we haven't decided whether we take out the best crystal, plastic champagne glasses or just drink from the bottle. Doing the 'celebration' early because there are a few children in
    5 points
  48. Well said lizzie,,exactly my thoughts,, at least when I'm fit again,, feel bit better everyday since coming out of hospital,, but slow job, Reckon when these vaccines get going properly we soon be living like before,,
    5 points
  49. Well..in line.. I suspect.. with many.. Mrs Col and I had a very quiet but enjoyable Christmas Day. We started off opening a few prezzies..and then got wrapped up warm for our 'Street Meeting' at 12:00 Noon. Next door neighbour usually invites the whole street in from 11:00 on Christmas Day ..for an hour or so... just for a drink and a natter...but obviously not this year. So.. we all met out in the street. Mrs Neighbour had her usual 'Poinsettia' cocktail to hand.. but I just stuck with the singly brandy and too much water that I took out. Mrs Col surprised me by 'necking' a de
    5 points
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