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  1. 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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  2. 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
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  3. 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
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  4. 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
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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.
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  8. That's not nice... quite unkind in fact...
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  9. I'm pleased to hear that Mr Mayfield is still alive and kicking...with both legs.
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Jill Sparrow, Jill Sparrow, we have a hedgehog! Just spotted it and have put some food out. Whoop whoop. Will keep you updated.
    4 points
  13. 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
  14. They’re deep in the back of the shed somewhere. I’ve got to root them out. I bought them when I stopped working in a factory and became a full time rustic. I also bought six sheep, a Landrover Defender, a heated propagating frame, a pair of green wellies and a flat cap. I sometimes chew on a piece of straw as well.
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  15. We have two 8’x12’ greenhouses. In one we grow 14 tomato plants, usually Shirley. In the other we grow 4 Beefstake tomatoes, 4 cucumbers and a mixture of peppers and aubergines. Both greenhouses are now cleared out, cleaned and ready to go. I lit my three year old bonfire on Saturday which had become massive. About 20’ by 10’. It was a spectacular blaze! My veg garden had grown over since my hip problem and it’s getting a bit too late to rotovate it now. I might hire a deturfer, shift the grass and rotovate it ready for next year. We can buy fresh, locally grown vegetables from the shop in the
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  16. 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
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  17. 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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  18. 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
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  19. i've actually been perspiring this afternoon, ( don't know the temp ). it's now 18.10 and I'm just off to run a quiz night. Who needs crap telly any road. Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye .
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  20. Every time Truss speaks, you think she can't get any madder..........but she always does.
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  21. I’ve used Toro mulching mowers for the past six years, both a ride on and a walk behind. They chop grass and leaves into a fine mulch so I don’t have to collect the cuttings and drive back and forth to the compost heap. The mulch feeds the lawns and I must say they’ve never looked better. I cut about an acre and a half so I have a wealth of grass cutting experience! I’ve cut the grass six times this year already.
    2 points
  22. it was dished up at 14.45 hrs, very tasty too Ian, looking forward to my fish and chips from the chip van tomorrow evening Rog
    2 points
  23. Some folk just don't get "Notts humour" Rog
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  24. Think there might one or two on here like that.
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  25. I've always said that I should have been a hibernatory creature. I think it stems from the fact that, being born at the end of November, the weather was so bad that I didn't go out in my pram for two months, according to my mother. Spent all that time snuggled up in my Moses basket and clearly acquired a taste for it!
    2 points
  26. When hedgehogs hibernate, apparently their brain remains dormant so they wake up thinking they are in the same place they were when they went to sleep. I think it’s a great idea, I would quite happily hibernate in my duvet over winter.
    2 points
  27. Jill, have just been watching it eat, it’s huge! Maybe it is the one I had last year.
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  28. Nonna, we also have a weekly bingo night every Tuesday. We pay £3.50 each. We play 6 full house games to win a fiver with th exception of the snowball which has to be won within a certain amount of numbers. This is a rolling amount if not won, then the prize goes up the following week adding an extra number. The other 6 games consist of...Any line, First 5, 1.2.3, 3.2.3, 321, the winner of these games gets a choice on the goodies trolley. I always choose, a tin of taters or soup, something savoury rather than sweet ( I'm diabetic ). We used to draw tiles out of a bag but we've invested in a R
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  29. Went to Worksop this morning for the market and a walk about, big disappointment, about eight market stalls there mainly clothes with one fruit stall and one plant stall and a couple of dvd/cd's sellers, the "shopping centre" is almost devoid of shops now with most of them closed down, the car parks were practically empty, even the pound shop had closed, just got to feel sorry for the good people of Worksop they have been badly let down by their council, when we first went there the market ran full length of the main street in two or three rows now just about empty, the Queens pub the main one
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  30. Tell you what Siddha, I don't want you to feel left out. Next time I do a quiz night, I let you know. Consider it an open invitation to join us. I might even send you some of the questions for you to answer, while you are sitting on your garden seat with a cup of tea/coffee. I feel sad when one posts on here or locally, yet does'nt get any response. It makes you wonder if it's worth bothering. ( I love to get interaction or indulge in friendly banter on here with fellow N.S.s.
    2 points
  31. Try this, good for foot tapping (at my age). Probably one of their best live performances at Alchemy Live.
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  32. Just read an article in "The Grid Iron" saying that many Notts farmers have been refused compensation for flooding as their farms are "Too far from a major river". Nottinghamshire is one of the worst affected counties. The DEFRA guidelines say that farms more than 150 metres from a major river are not eligible for a grant of between 500 and 25,000 pounds to return their land to the condition it was in before the major storm event, Storm Henk, in January. The farming minister Mark Spencer is from a farming background in Nottighamshire. He should be sinking a size twelve toe-capped wellie into t
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  33. When our city had real shops?? Person's great shop but when i first married and went into the Kitchen dept=ment to look at a fitted kitchen, the sales man ask me what I was looking at (their was a pull down slatted blind which I liked) at this blind was my reply. Sales man well if I were you I would not look any more as you won't be able to afford it. British customer service never changes!. Griffins an' Spalding Used to walk though G/S just to feel that 4" carpet under my feet, as at the time not many of us had fitted carpets.
    2 points
  34. Posting this , as a query about the Golden Cage shop on Derby Rd came up on FB a few days ago. Wasn't much response to my answers but I found it interesting in that the shop was run by members of the Pearson Bros store family , one of whom, Jill Pearson, was also a movie actress and when not filming helped in the shop apparently. Can't say her name springs to mind but she appeared on Coronation St in the 1960s and one film mentioned was "I Love NY" and another called "Marathon" with Christopher Plummer. She had a daughter with the exotic name of Jane Paradise who also
    2 points
  35. Why would an 82 year old Italian international goalkeeper remove nail varnish? He is widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers of all time. Our Ben will understand this one!
    2 points
  36. @MrsB, if you read this, your'e the first to see the progress. As promised.....
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  37. An endocrinologist actually admitted to a friend of mine that GPs are mostly completely ignorant about thyroid issues and cause a lot of problems for him. It has also been my experience, as a hypothyroid patient, that GPs know very little about the subject...and they certainly don't like it when their patients have researched their own condition! Tough. It's my thyroid and I want to know everything possible about its activities, or lack thereof.
    2 points
  38. I think it's quite widespread among homo sapiens, sadly.
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  39. Stopped here too Trogg..........might go to Bulwell and 'Ponce '' about in me new Jacket.........
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  40. I don't know whether there would be a muezzin calling the faithful to prayer five times a day but if I were a resident of the nearby care home, I don't think I'd be too pleased about that.
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  41. I can remember Peter Barrie.
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  42. This from the 1950s : Peter Barrie, New Exchange Buildings, a business owned by Barnett Hutton of 3 Broadway , Nottm. Mr. Eric Knowles, the manager.
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  43. Time for a selfie, Ben........
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  44. We shall have to get planning permission to move the Palais over to Bulwell ben that will liven up Saturday nights with the golden oldies.
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  45. I'm confused. I was under the impression that the Police had already decided to investigate Angela Raynor's tax affairs a couple of weeks ago. Yet it's headline news on the BBC today, Of course, the sight of well known fraudster Grant Schapps getting all indignant about supposed 'hyoocrisy' on the part of Raynor is irony of epic proportions.
    1 point
  46. You can rely on me!!
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  47. I think Long Covid has been around almost as long as the original version; I've seen many references to it over the years. This is the NHS info on it...... https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/covid-19/long-term-effects-of-covid-19-long-covid/
    1 point
  48. Rog, you seem to be a man of many talents!
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