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  1. Result........CT Scans all clear......just got letter..been sweating for a fortnight......
    19 points
  2. Well we braved a cool April evening and sat outside Piccolinos, Weekday Cross this evening and had a very nice meal and drinks. We had dressed appropriately but they’d put heaters by the tables so it was fairly cosy. I doubt we would have bothered to venture out but friends rang last night and asked us to join them at 6pm this evening. Had a bit of a rush to get out as we’d had my elderly aunt round for tea and cream cakes this afternoon. Her two sons, my lovely cousins, brought her over for a change of scenery, even though we shouldn’t be mixing indoors she needed company and a distr
    12 points
  3. Great morning.....Swift bike ride.....15 minutes.......then put some decent clobber on and a drive into Bulwell......... Plenty of people sun shining ey-ups galore...Market nice and busy...bought 3 T shirts for a fiver...all shops fairly busy...bought a paper just to say hello to the lovely staff..who made a fuss of me...... Then into one of the 'Charity shops' bought a shaving mirror'' and a special looking cup for my coffee at home...... Then into a nice (new to me) Cafe called i think 'Fromes' sat outside had an Espresso'' and nice chat with a
    9 points
  4. Phwaar, Have I been having withdrawal symptoms. No Laptop for a weekish. I was having problems charging it for a couple of weeks, and then all of a sudden Kerplunk, it packed up all together. Boo Hoo. WELL, have I been spoilt today. It seems that my family have clubbed together and bought me an ACER Swift 3 for my birthday later in April, but they can't stand to see me with my bottom lip dragging on the carpet any longer, so they have given me it early. Son has been trying to get me started on my new mean machine just now, but because we can't get into my broken laptop
    8 points
  5. The death of Prince Philip has just been announced. He visited Australia 21 times He certainly was a character and will certainly be missed May he rest in peace
    7 points
  6. For the Phil...istines amongst us. Holy Orders An early morning summons From The Master of All Fates Caught the Dalai Chulla napping - Tut! Chief Bouncer on the Gates! "Now, pay attention, Chulla! Pin back yer tab 'oles, please! What's up? Yer got a monk on?" (MOAF speaks fluent Radfordese!) "There's a new boy on his way here. On Earth, a VIP. But, as yer know, once through them gates, Yer all the same to me. Hindu, Buddhist or Muzzie, RC or HRH It's what you are, not who you were, Regardless of your faith.
    7 points
  7. The three main channels BBC1, BBC2, and ITV, are all showing endless Phil for the rest of the day. Possibly a bit OTT.
    7 points
  8. Any death is sad for family and friends no matter who they are. I must admit I do not have any feelings either way about this, I neither knew him nor took much notice of him to be honest. I do agree the award scheme he started has done good work. I do wonder how many other 99 year olds would have had heart surgery but perhaps that is just me being cynical! To those that are Royalist supporters it must be sad but I must admit I am glad I have the Sky channels so I can get away from the terrestrial channels who do seem to be wallowing in it a bit. Sorry.
    6 points
  9. There are some rather churlish comments here, as per, yet when the world went crackers over a guy tottering about raising money for charity (and very well done to him), not one voice of dissent. The media went into the captains exploits ad infinitum yet one evening when we show a little respect to a good man for a life well lived, out come the knockers. Next there will be suppositions and moral outrage about the cost of his funeral plus a whole slew of whataboutery... Shame on you.
    6 points
  10. Eric’s shoe shop was next door to Flints newsagents which was owned by my wife’s grandparents. The shops here did very well as they got a lot of footfall from Players factories.
    5 points
  11. We've had it rammed down our throats all day. Enough is enough!
    5 points
  12. Awesome, thanks for the warm welcome!! I lived in Grantham when young, then other areas of the England over a period of 16 years. My parents and my in-laws are still in Notts and Lincs, so we come back as often as we can, and it feels like my second home. My first memory of Nottingham was a trip to the Tales of Robin Hood and Victoria Center in early 90s, last visit was Lace Market area in 2019 - it has changed a lot during those 30 years alone! My husband’s maternal line goes back to 1700s in St. Ann/Mapperley/Sneiton/West Bridgford areas. I started looking into t
    5 points
  13. Got me thinking when I posted on the “Your First Book” thread. That “Ascent of Everest” got me into a lifelong interest in climbing, and a “feel” for rock that’s like my feeling for trees. For me they both exude a great feeling of antiquity and deep peace. My idea of heaven would be to own a few acres of woodland with a few crags in it. The odd bench to sit and soak up the peace and quiet. Maybe an open fronted ramshackle shelter where I could sit on rainy days and listen to the rain and breathe in the smell of damp earth. Think it would really put the frailty and impermanence of human life in
    5 points
  14. Some of you Pies may have sat on one of these? The original 1910 wooden seats taken from the old Meadow Lane stand after demolition in July 1978, the timber is older than the titanic.
    5 points
  15. Back to the original topic - coronavirus... we have both got our second jabs on Sunday afternoon, so that will be another thing out of the way. When I was at the hospital eye clinic a couple of days ago, Paul wasn’t allowed in because of the current restrictions so he spent a couple of cold hours sitting in the car in the hospital car park. He did go for a bit of a walk but he was on level 5 and that was 96 steps down and then same when he came back up again. There is a lift but the restrictions stated that only family bubbles could use the lift together, and it was busy. I know all yo
    5 points
  16. Old? Have new one from Tracey Whitefoot taken from the roof of Nottingham College City Hub, sorry to disturb, carry on as you were.
    5 points
  17. When it all started a year ago I was also one of those who assumed it would last maybe a few months, and then we'd be back to normal. But looking back over the year I'm surprised how quickly time has passed, even though I haven't done much. I don't understand how I haven't been more bored. If someone had told me - 12 months ago - what the next year would be like I would've thought that would be really dull and dreary. It's not exactly been a bundle of laughs, but it's not been as bad as I might've expected. But I'll be bloody glad when it's over.
    5 points
  18. I was expecting a package from Amazon today. A barbecue set containing a sharp knife. The message said I would have to prove that I was over 18 to receive it. When the driver arrived I asked him if he wanted to check my age. He looked me up and down and said ‘that won’t be necessary!’ I felt quite deflated.
    4 points
  19. Nowt to do wi owt, but we've finally made an escape. A view from our window. Weather fantastic... Margie, threw my rubber brick through your window but missed.
    4 points
  20. I suspect that if Philip could see the coverage he's getting (and maybe he can), he'd be the first to make a sharp, sarcastic comment about it being a waste of time.
    4 points
  21. My three (on this day and at this time * ) would have to be: Concrete and Clay. Unit 4 +2 Unchained Melody. Righteous Bros. Earth Angel. The Penguins * My three bestest are going to change according to all kinds of variables and moods. These 3 are likely to be in my 20 most favourite songs/tunes but there are so many others that are great and important to me for all kinds of reasons.
    4 points
  22. My claim to fame is, I once parked my battered old Ford Anglia outside the Council house. My son had been invited to tea with the Lady Mayoress. We had two disabled badges for our two sons. A police sergeant told me to park in front of the left side lion. The invitation letter, addressed to Andrew said, 'If you wish to bring your parents, you may do so'. (He was about 10 at the time).
    4 points
  23. Would you believe it. After spending all that money on me for my birthday; the bo99er broke down. First of all one of the keys became loose, almost completely off and quickly followed by the pad freezing! Son was not a happy bunny. All that dosh and it was faulty. To cut a long story short, it was taken back to Curries on Friday and no problem, refund straight away and a new one ordered. That came yesterday and we are up and running again. Missed you all.x
    4 points
  24. I would like to wish you all a happy, peaceful Easter & many new beginnings.
    4 points
  25. You do not break in shoes if they do not feel right first time you do not buy them & when buying shoes buy them early in the day when your feet are rested, no walking into town to try them on. I now only own 2 pairs of shoes, both Dr Martins boot & shoe, 1 pair of Adidas runners, 2 pairs of Merrells for work, like slippers. Socks the more cotton the better, I started buying these for work https://www.decathlon.co.uk/search?Ntt=Walking+socks+mens short, mid & long depending on weather, I now wear these socks when not @ work, normal socks (even my best £18 Fred Perry) now feel s
    4 points
  26. Me at the tiller on Catalina , Llangollen canal. Llangollen wharf. Sheer heaven.
    4 points
  27. Heaven was sitting on the bench at the edge of the woods, which were covered in bluebells and full of birdsong, watching my two boys playing together on the meadow without a care in the world. Coming back to us for a drink of water and a fuss before going to play again.
    4 points
  28. Not had a bus post for a while So just for all you seat sniffers out there have a look at these beauties.
    4 points
  29. You don’t say?
    4 points
  30. Today was good.. and a learning experience. I went over to my older daughter's to pick up some redundant paving slabs and my younger daughter who lives close by had insisted on fielding her partner to help me. As I arrived at older daughter's.. I saw younger daughter's partner just casually pick up a 2'x2' paving slab and chuck it in the back of his car.. He's a strong young lad whose Dad runs construction work in St Vincent. (Caribbean) Also ex British Army (Afghanistan) He filled his car. then mine.. When we both arrived at my house.... I produced a sack barrow
    4 points
  31. We feel as if we've been on this journey with you Ben. So pleased for you
    4 points
  32. Been in Bristol since 75. Burton Joyce from 64. Weeding in back garden thinking about god knows what when "Y'aright serry?" suddenly popped into my head. Always assumed it was a corruption of 'sirrah' after it was suggested by a friend smarter than me. I was seven when we moved to BJ and the dialect change from my Liverpool birthplace was astonishing. I frequently had my parents in hysterics once I'd become naturalised. One particular one which had them perplexed was "ahm goin rarnd Gunny" as I was about to cycle to Gunthorpe, and "ah layed one on Johno" after I'd hit my best fr
    4 points
  33. Great news last night. My younger daughter and her partner set up a sort of pinata and used it to make a video to reveal the sex of their baby..expected in June. I knew that they had both convinced themselves it was a boy.. but it turns out it's a girl.. which is what they both secretly wanted.. And so did I.. though I'd have settled for either. As I said to Stef later.. "Little girls are nice.... mostly"... She knew exactly what I was saying.. as she can be a right royal PITA when she wants..
    4 points
  34. When my husband worked down the pit I once got a phone call to tell he he had been hurt and would be going to hospital. Luckily one of his mates arrived at the door a few minutes later to tell me he was okay. A newby had started one of the trains off whilst he was doing something on the track and although he got out of the way he was stuck between the side of the pit and the train. He ended up with some cuts and bruises. He had one that was just above his ear to right near the corner of his eye, lucky it ended where it did he could have lost his eye. He had the usual blue scar there. Abou
    3 points
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  36. Despite the outcry of the public and the relatives of the deceased and injured spectators I have never been convinced that the fault rested with the police force attending to control the crowds that day. In my opinion as follows is my perception of the main causal effects of this major incident, 1. First, the stadium venue was far too small for the expected crowds of spectators. Poor planning and no risk assessment carried out. 2. Access was severely limited to allow that vast number of spectators through the turnstiles in a safe and controlled manner. 3. It
    3 points
  37. Blast from the past...
    3 points
  38. I think there was a shoe shop called Manfield (without an S).
    3 points
  39. Excellent food DJ360 often used to take them to work on the night shift in a special Thermos with a wide neck so you could get the sausages in and out. The brand Fray Bentos was named after the port in Uruguay where the products were packaged and shipped from. Still partial to a toasted corned beef and cheese sarnie with lashings of HP sauce for my lunch.
    3 points
  40. In my recollection of the street, you’d struggle to turn your bike round n’er mind a car.
    3 points
  41. I've only just joined, so very late joining this discussion. Taff Davies was still there when I attended. I saw quite a bit of him as, being somewhat lazy, there were quite a few occasions when I was "on report". Mr Graham (History) was my Basford Housemaster. The long-winded history teacher was probably the Aberdonian 'Jake' Murray. Because of his teaching style I deliberately failed my end-of-year History exam so that I could take French the following year. Stan Middleton was a great teacher. I was also taught English by Mr Moorcroft, who was reputed to
    3 points
  42. Former BWF inmate from approx 75 til '78 - 513 or 315 Hartington Walk Ground floor. Me and my brother had a great time growing up in the flats as we played football both on the tarmac rectangle in the play area about 25 a side one summer shirts vs skins. At other times it was across the road on the proper park on grass, same thing but with goalposts. I went to Firbeck and remember Mr Walker and Mr Parkinson and Mr Lomas and a welsh teacher who taught my class to sing happy birthday in Welsh. Winter on the top playground was great fun as I remember when it was frosty cold and icy all the kids
    3 points
  43. Went to Mapperley Top today & had take away fish & chips on one of the benches at the Monument then spent a couple of hours in Woodthorpe Park making a fuss of a few dogs. What more could I ask for ?
    3 points
  44. Loved ''Happy days''........set firmly in the 50s my school years.....Padstow wasn't exactly like an American High School;;;but there were shades of it..........Definitely ''Happy Days'' Girls Dancing in ''Flat shoes'' and 'Flared skirts''.......us lads with Quiffs''.....ahhh
    3 points
  45. Thanks to you all for your comments and reactions to my good news..........much appreciated........
    3 points
  46. Exactly a year ago Australia effectively closed its borders to all incoming passengers and those that were let in under special circumstances were required to undergo 14 days quarantine in a medi hotel with regular testing until proven to be covid free. I think this is the main reason we have not had the number of cases seen in many other countries. The government has done a good job in that regard but is making a right balls up of the vaccination program. In 24 days since the vaccination program started we have only managed to give a total of just over 14,000 injections. The government set it
    3 points
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