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  1. 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
  2. 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
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  3. 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
  4. 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.
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  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. After my various run ins with the gigantic Nottingham spiders (Big Bertha, Gigantic Gertie) I realised as I was sweeping my side room (where they had their tenants agreement) that I hadn’t seen any for a long time. I did become a bit more cautious as I was moving stuff after that. Then I saw movement as something ran up the wall. Yes it was a spider but a “normal” sized one, not hairy, no dripping fangs, wasn’t built like Mike Tyson and it was running away from me and not towards as the others seemed to do. It eventually stopped and pretended it wasn’t really there, as they do, so I finishe
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  10. Thought I would throw summat in for a change. Hope you approve...
    3 points
  11. 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
  12. Blast from the past...
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  13. According to the blurb in my paracetamol box, 1 person in 10,000 could experience clotting disorders, so that means that in 20,000,000 people, 2,000 people could experience clotting. Out of 20,000,000 people who had the AZ vaccine, 79 experienced clotting. BAN PARACETEMOL!!!!
    3 points
  14. Took my car to the usual carwash this afternoon, £10! HOW MUCH?? I asked why the increase, it's because of Covid he said. I drove off and found another... Cheeky sod...
    3 points
  15. I think there was a shoe shop called Manfield (without an S).
    3 points
  16. Looks like the Jamaicans are getting in on the act too.
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  17. Morning Margie, you know, I never gave much thought to that song afore, but sitting here looking over the river at the multitude of swans and boats, that I'm in that place of the song... "I gotta gal, a real nice gal. Down in Wroxham way", "Heya gorra loight boy, heya gorra loight"?
    2 points
  18. Got a txt yesterday reminding me of my appointment next Friday for my second jab. Couple of hours later they sent me an email .... reminding me of my appointment for my second vaccination next Friday. Looks like I am having my second vaccination next friday.
    2 points
  19. There have been some outstanding Poets Laureate but this guy just doesn’t do it for me. I like poetry to rhyme in that it shows a certain skill in finding an apposite ensuing line. Prose or blank verse requires much less ability.
    2 points
  20. Manfield - and others - on Long Row. Seems to have actually been called Manfield & Sons.
    2 points
  21. Well after being indoors for 5 months (since having em) and apart from Syds 2 day adventure....we left the back door open and sat on the garden ....Syd made no attempt to come out...think he was put off by his last time when he squeezed thru a window........ However Babs ..after much trepidation did venture out and rolled on her back at Donna's feet...........Syd stood in the doorway just looking at her...as if to say ''you must be mad'' Thought Syd would be first out as he's the most adventurous...but no..he was having none of it........going to leave the do
    2 points
  22. As an aside.. In my capacity as a Careers Adviser I once went on a visit to a company in the Newton Le Willows/Earlestown area of St Helens. I recall it was in part of what used to be the 'Vulcan Foundry'..which way back, made many steam locomotives. There was an Italian owned company in there..which made very long ovens..which would take in dough at one end..and spit out cooked biscuits at the other.. But..and more interesting to me.. another section made 'dies' for all sorts of food products. So.. there were..as I recall.. metal moulds or dies for assorted well known sweets..
    2 points
  23. Trust me, this is well worth a watch.
    2 points
  24. At last I can tell Phil about sentence construction, you should never use "City Council" and "Intelligence and Vision" in the same sentence. lol
    2 points
  25. For the benefit of AG and Ozstallgian and all other exiles, this is dedicated to you all...
    2 points
  26. The 10 used to go along Arno Vale, Somersby and terminate on Whitby crescent. It was replaced by the 56 which continued down Gedling Road, up Ramsey drive and down Coppice. Forgive me if that's not quite right, it was nearly 40 years ago.
    2 points
  27. My first car was a Herald, it cost me £20 which was half a weeks wages. After 6 months it was MOT time, straight to Podders scrapyard.
    2 points
  28. When I was 18, my dad offered to teach me to drive in his Triumph Herald. It was a sort of brown/mushroom colour and I said no because I said someone might see me in it and I’d be too embarrassed. I know, I know I was a stupid, ungrateful teenager but that’s what I said! so he never asked again and I never learned to drive. I had a few lessons when I was in my late thirties but didn’t like it. I suppose I’d got too used to being a passenger by that time ..... watching the scenery instead of the road. You can’t enjoy seeing the little lambs frolicking in the fields if you’re driving.
    2 points
  29. My Grandfather after coming home from the Great War decided that after doing his bit for the country he would take a share back. He decided to build a new fangled bungalow in Colwick Woods....No permission of course. My Mother told me accompanied by his daughters he drove a horse and cart into the woods with the materials for the foundations,and was doing nicely until a bloke with a bowler hat turned up and explained that even in 'A land fit for heroes' this wasn't the Wild West and you couldn't just build on Public land ....Those foundations could still be seen 50 years later.
    2 points
  30. I did hear a while ago the UK were facing Pfizer shortages, hope you all get them done. We had our first dose last friday and the second one is already booked . They are getting them done very quickly now. We both had like the rest of the village Astra Zenica. We were told ages ago that we were to have Pfizer or Moderna but they changed it probably because of the supposed shortage of Pfizer. We both expected some sort of reaction but neither of us had anything not even a sore arm.
    2 points
  31. Hi Ben I had a walk in Bulwell today with the wife the place looked great in the sunshine. We walked along the Leen down to the kids playground , great to see all the ducks still on the water. Onto the market and brought some crusty cobs, nowt better than a proper Cheese and Onion cob, as we left the Market I wanted to go for a coffee in a place near to Iceland on Main Street, cannot remember the name, only when I have been in before they have a great coffee and decent food but she said no. Always drawn back to Bulwell it brings back great memories , as I was with the wife I had to be careful
    2 points
  32. I believe Eric's and Clays both had a lot of seconds. The shoes dad bought for my sister and myself were something like Clarke's seconds. They were good quality and lasted a long time, especially when he'd put segs in the soles and heels! They lasted too long for my sister who complained that she sounded like a cart horse walking along the pavement. I didn't mind. Did a bit of tap dancing in mine! Dad had a thing about shoes. They had to be good quality, a good fit and well cared for. As children, he was always polishing his own shoes and ours! Something to do with being in the fo
    2 points
  33. Erics always had a glittering display of dancing shoes in the front window. Silver, sparkling ballroom shoes. Oh, how I coveted some of those as a child. No chance. My chosen dance form was ballet, so black practice shoes, pink satin examination shoes and heavier duty shoes for national and character dance came from The Sign Of Four. They were expensive! My mother wasn't buying silver lurex ballroom shoes as well. During teenage years, I graduated to pink, satin pointe shoes or blocks, as they were known. Made singly, not in pairs, they moulded to the individual foot and, when new
    2 points
  34. Does the rhythm and 'vibe' of Lucille not affect you? Did you not hear Chuck's lyrics? ..or his guitar playing? The drumming is all but irrelevant. This was 1950s. Chuck, Eddie Cochran, Buddy Holly, and a very few others stood out from the safe commercial pap that was pushed by the big labels.. and they then went on to influence and inspire the likes of The Beatles, The Stones and many more.
    2 points
  35. Nottingham Queen of the Midlands "ONCE" OH !! where have all our classie shops gone? "Griffin n' Splading" used to work at top Canning Circus finished at 4 00 on Wed had to catch bus home from the square, before getting the bus, had to call in Griffin's only to walk up the large mahogany stair case, and walk though the shop on there 4" deep pile carpets. Tobys best china shop ever. Pearsons another class shop gone C n A coats an Hats not a class shop but hay/Ho if you were 5 to 30ish ideal if you wanted something modam and did not want to pay the earth.
    2 points
  36. Let it roll for more of Joan and Mimi. Beautiful and talented sisters. RIP Mimi.
    1 point
  37. It was delivered the next day nonna with no nonsense about photographing licences. In terms of money back we're ahead of the game. The groceries didn't trun when they were supposed to so contacted them. Much apologising and a refund for the full amount they said, "but we don't want a refund, we want our groceries", no problem we'll send them again. and they did, along with the original order! Noooo we've had two deliveries and a refund, please take payment and collect the goods left by the back door. The goods were collected but after our best efforts and numerous calls they s
    1 point
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  39. The commentator doing the Duke’s funeral didn’t do his homework when he mentioned straight afterwards the powerful passage from ECCLESIASTES. It was actually from ECCLESIASTICUS which is in the Apocrypha, not the Old Testament. Not that it matters but if you’re doing an important job like that you should really get your facts right..: I think someone must have put him right because when he was chatting later with 2 other commentators, he didn’t say where the reading was taken from. However, it’s not as bad as my auntie’s funeral where the vicar repeatedly called her by the wr
    1 point
  40. Who needs a Poet Laureate when Jill’s here? Very good. All my poems start with ‘There was a young lady from ...........’
    1 point
  41. I do have on ‘0’ level in English but it was in 1959. The language has moved on since then!
    1 point
  42. One up - Where did Pete the retired cop go? The Trent Wing opened in 1972, demolished in 1994.
    1 point
  43. Jennifer Warnes is a living legend and has made some magnificent albums. She's been around since the 1960s. I have most of her stuff. She's also done some terrific duets with Joe Cocker (Up Where We Belong) and Bill Medley of the Righteous Bros. (I've Had The Time of My Life.) Her 1986 'Famous Blue Raincoat' album is a widely acknowledged masterpiece, on which Leonard Cohen collaborated. It's not only loved by 'audiophiles', but anyone who appreciates great music. She had previously done backing singing for him. ..hence the alternative title 'Jenny Sings Lenny'. I love both
    1 point
  44. My Son met his mates last night, ordering & payment of drinks was done via app only, he tells me two of them said they could not download the app, so they never brought a round. Must get them in every generation?
    1 point
  45. Yes Trogg .thats the Cafe i was sat outside...looks a nice place..excellent Espresso..........we must meet there soon one morning........ Thought you would know the Starkeys really nice people..also remember the Clarkes and Witts near you...
    1 point
  46. Torque steer....as opposed to a bum steer? I'm sure Ben would recognise one of those if it sat on his kitchen table!
    1 point
  47. Yes four valves per cylinder and only one camshaft operating all 16 valves. One lobe of the cam operated directly on the inlet valve via a "top hat" and the exhaust valve was operated by a rocker arm from the same lobe. Valve clearances were adjusted by shims. The design of the head won a British Design Council award obviously they had never had to adjust the valve clearances which was a bugger of a job.
    1 point
  48. Earlier post mentioned Lamcote coaches. When I went to Bramcote Grammar our school bus was Clarkes of Epperstone where it would commence with stops at Calverton, Lambley, Arnold, Daybrook and last pick up at Mansfield Rd/Valley Rd junction. At that point a Lamcote coach would join the same boulevards/Derby Rd route to Bramcote. Our last pick up, a swotty lad named Peter, would excitedly advise whether or not the Lamcote had already passed. This would be an indication to our driver to put his foot down and beat the Lamcote to the Bramcote. Most of the drivers were up for it and there were many
    1 point
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