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  1. Just had a brilliant text.........my son Has left the Ukraine and is driving thru Poland...........I thank the good Lord...he had been in Ukraine since day one of the ''Invasion'' He should be home by tomorrow night.......so proud of him.............
    12 points
  2. Your posts are just what the doctor ordered. Back home now, a little bit of me missing, but it's over. All went well and all of the staff at New Cross that dealt with me were the best, even down to the Anaesthetist, who had me holding an (unused sick hat, that looked like a grey Trilby) to my head whist counting down from ten. I don't know how far I got, thank goodness it's over. Thankyou for your birthday wishes, just got to recover now.x
    11 points
  3. Yes..Nonna......took me dancing shoes back to Charity shop'' even after having them in the cobblers for repair the heels came off again... Girl who served me wasnt there...i had a laugh with her about having a dance in the shop with her once they were mended............she told me if not right i had 28 days to take em back.............. Anyway decided to take them back the other day.....girl who served me not there.........and some nasty sod of an assistant wouldnt refund me or even give me a credit note.....she basically said i was a liar..........told her what i
    11 points
  4. Had the phone call & no cancer detected. More tablets to take to reduce the swelling but I can manage a few more tablets OK !
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  5. Early family outing to Skegness....Uncles Aunts Grandparents cousins..all went for the day by train..about 1950........ Me with my Grandad and Uncle Sonny riding pillion........
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  6. Up to being 73 i reckon i was pretty fit.....despite having a big Heart attack when i was 58.......... Played a little football....could go for a run......still working at something i loved (meeting and greeting people)...liked a smoke and a drink......then a major illness that took my voice forever..but also affected my life in very many ways.... Now at 77 feel blessed to still be around......i miss having a run or short kick-about.....also miss a Drink or two...with a Smoke....my disability takes up some time every day attending to it.......i enjoy a short cycle on days t
    10 points
  7. Thankyou for missing us. Sorry you are not seeing much from me lately. I am logging on to keep up with the chat, and didn't realise how little I have contributed. We are currently at Skegness, and I only seem to have WIFI for a short time. It is very frustrating. I too hope Loppy and PP and any other missing NS are OK. The last year has seen us with illnesses and lengthy recovery's. My last hospital stay in April and still recovering. Lost holidays. and this one is one removed three times . To add to all this, we had a run in with a lorry on the way to Skeg and the side of the ca
    9 points
  8. I don't know about anyone else, but when the media speaks of the elderly, old age pensioners or senior citizens, I am not thinking they mean me!
    9 points
  9. This could have been one night at the 'Locarno''..back in 1960..Teenbeat for 14 to 16 year olds. .........................................Eu up Mavis............on yer own ? Might be........(chewing her 'Beachnut) Still gewing out with Big Ron ? Might be...you still with Sandra ? No...aint seen her since she started work... Where she work? ''Stumps on Haydn road..meking Cricket Bats.......... ''Ha Ha funny....yo do think ya funny don't ya....... '' Only like to see ya lovely smile Mavis....... Oooh wer....yo really fancy yersen don't ya..... No
    9 points
  10. Good News today our Grandson Issac passed his driving test first time today we are so proud of him,when he was born he only had five percent to live.
    9 points
  11. Well had my first injection of tryptorelin on Monday & that'll last for 3 months & should shrink the tumour, gave me a sore bum but needs must... Been to see oncologist this morning & I should be having radiotherapy in about 3 months time. He said after the tryptorelin has shrunk the tumour he'll blast the prostate, seminal vesicle's & nearby lymph node's with radiation & hopefully that should be that. He said the wee-wee problems should hopefully resolve after the tryptorelin injections & radiotherapy have shrunk/ bopped off the tumour, but if they don't I'll need a TU
    9 points
  12. In the early hours of the night, British 6 Airborne landed in Normandy. 77 years ago tonight. As far as I( can tell, Cpl William Bartle of Goodliffe St in Hyson Green was one of them, the first Nottingham soldier I can find to land there. Not far from the Merville gun battery, which could have caused astounding damage. For all of the brave soldiers who fought that day, please raise a glass. I will.
    9 points
  13. So.. my day.. It was made very much brighter by the unexpected arrival of my older Daughter, Son in Law and Beautiful Grandkids. They'd been out for Lunch somewhere and ended up here. Kids both brought me handwritten Birthday Cards on which Gracie (7) wrote: 'Happy Birthday..73..Congratulations', .and 11 year old Ben wrote: 'Happy Birthday.. you managed to stay alive for another year!!!' These Kids are nothing if not direct...
    8 points
  14. Hello Nottstalgians. I am making my first post since Boxing Day. To explain why I just dropped out without saying why! Three hours after my last post I was taken by ambulance to hospital with the most awful pancreatic attack. I was in there for ten days and came home on the 5th Jan. I have to have an op, gall bladder removal as soon as an anaesthetic is sorted for me. I am still not well but going in the right direction. I will return to the fold but still weak just now. I wish you all a belated Happy New Year and I will be back.........just not yet.xx
    8 points
  15. Hi I'm new to this site and hope I'm adding this to the correct place. I have been photographing Nottingham for over 40 years and have about 5000 photos on my Flickr site at https://www.flickr.com/photos/gwoodward/albums. The albums on the site are sorted by content - cinemas, pubs, railways, street furniture, police stations, banks etc etc. I also have a website containing Nottingham articles - http://www.gwoodward.co.uk/nottm.html I hope someone may find the content of both sites interesting. Keep safe. Graham Woodward
    8 points
  16. I bought a new fly fishing line and prior to fitting it to the reel I unwound it carefully and laid it out on the floor of the conservatory, into the dining room and then back into the conservatory. All spread out neatly. I needed to inspect it and make sure it was not twisted. It is painstakingly, tedious work. Everything looked good so fixed it to the reel and started winding in. Oh! it's snagged on something? Tried winding in again and followed it into the dining room only to see the line disappearing into the kitchen? Still trying to wind it in I followed it into the kitchen. Then through
    8 points
  17. Well, we're back home in dahn sarf. Had a good journey back. And it we're raight good to meet up the four musketeers. We all left about 2 o,clock as Brew had not got any chips left and Denshaw had to get to work. Having all windows changed tomorrow or Friday. So will be sat around with me top coat and scarf on. I'm not going out and leave to it , I'll have no coffee left.
    8 points
  18. I might have mentioned that my son has developed (no pun intended) an interest in photography, to the extent that he sometimes drags me out to practice the latest technique he’s learned ... which I’m quite pleased about as it’s rekindled my interest as well. His latest is ND filters, very dark filters which extend exposure times, leaving stationary things in focus and blurs anything moving. After spending a couple of hours up to my knees (in wellies, of course) in a Derbyshire stream I was quite pleased to produce some fairly good shots, of which these are an example ....
    8 points
  19. Part of the pleasure in spending your later years near where you grew up....is bumping into friends from 60 years and more ago.......\i constantly do this in Bulwell.....old school pals from the 50s and football mates from the 60s and 70s........ The only downside to this is when in conversation names of those 'no longer with us always crop us......making me sad........ Even the odd times i drive past or thru Old Bestwood i cant dwell on my memories ...this makes me really down.....some roads i new nearly everyone and they are all gone.....
    8 points
  20. For anyone who hasn't been in Nottingham recently, there are bits of it which don't look too bad given the right conditions. And these are them trees.......this morning.
    8 points
  21. Lovely morning in Bulwell.......sun shining.......Lots of folk of all types about...quite busy to say there was no market on...best thing about Bulwell is the down to earth ''Banter'' Old lady in wheelchair blocking the aisle.in charity shop... ... Sorry ive been dumped here...... Man....serves ya right...id dump ya as well........ Me........I'd never dump ya duck........ old lady........bet ya would..ya old smoothie...... All.........laughing...ta ra duck Then into outside area of Coffee shop...sat down near two ladies..who got up to leave..
    8 points
  22. My project in the Garden for the last year...has been trying to save a dying Rose............. This particular Rose was planted a good few years since.........by my Late father in law in his small garden in Peterborough.........It was planted in memory of one of his daughters(my wifes sister) who died in a car accident... Her mother also passed a year ago.......and when their house went on the Market we decided to try and save this Rose........dug it up and brought it to our present home........ Planted it with loving care......but earlier this year it
    8 points
  23. Today good news and bad. The bad news is that this morning I got the results from the MRI I had a while ago in Turin. My husband collected them this morning and was home for 10 am. When I read the results I sensed something wasnt right so my Dr was called and fortunately got in at a minutes notice as he was going away on holiday this afternoon. As I sensed I have 3 slipped discs that is causing me pain in my hip. So came back home and went straight into the pool to swim. I havent done any for a long while so now Ive got to get my mind round things like walking and exercising as well as swimmi
    8 points
  24. Very nice day today.......3 sons and one Grandaughter here for dinner..which was taken on the Garden.......Two sons just back from the South coast where they had been working...and regaled me with their exploits....made me jealous.... Grandaughter (21) off to Greece later in the week for an holiday before joining the RAF.........The other son told me his future plans..which involves buying a boat and sailing off to destinations unknown........all have so many plans and all are single...so the world is their Oyster.......lovely to have em all together........well nearly all of
    8 points
  25. Taken last night, Queen of the Midlands, if not England.
    8 points
  26. Spot on Margie. The problem here is that the term Mental Health is used these days to cover far too wide a range of conditions. We all know that some people are very obviously 'different' in their behaviour, due to all sorts of conditions ranging from Schizophrenia/Personality Disorders/ severe Autism, etc..etc. Most of these conditions will require lifetime support, possible medication and possibly secure accommodation etc. However.. we all have our own 'Mental Health'..without suffering lifelong conditions as outlined above. We all meet problems, anxieties etc..
    8 points
  27. I was twenty and Janet was nineteen when we married in 1965. We were young but we loved each other dearly. We'd have still been together if she hadn't gone and died on me in 1999. we learned to compromise well. We looked forward to sitting out on our deck with our dog into old age but it wasn't to be. The word 'divorce' was never in our dictionary.
    7 points
  28. Sorry Scriv I can't put a date to the photo or the closing of the Melton branch, I do think the fireman should be making sure the train is leaving the platform in a 'safe and orderly manner'! I describe leaving a station and firing on that class of work in my 'blog, My Best trip' I've probably posted it before but new members might like it. My Best Trip On Friday evenings back in the days of steam it was usual for the 18.40 St.Pa
    7 points
  29. My Son......saying a 'Heart-breaking goodbye'' to two of his friends..somewhere in the Ukraine.........
    7 points
  30. When I was going through my radiotherapy Royston'd phone or send a message most days asking how it went, & tell me about what side effects he'd had & when they came on. He had 37 RT sessions & I only had 20, but my daily radiation dose of 3Gy's (300 rads) was almost double his of 1.6 Gy's, we never found out why the difference. He was taking part in a trial of insulin for ongoing prostate cancer treatment, he was in the control group that didn't receive insulin. He persuaded me to take part in a Southampton Uni thing where I fill in a tick box survey of how I'm going on every 6 mon
    7 points
  31. Well, I’m about ready for bed on my 79th Christmas Eve. Just watched ‘The Nativity’ on DVD with a friend of ours and our daughter- it was lovely, then we opened a box of chocolates… and I ate a few too many! I thought I’d wish all of my friends on here a safe and happy Christmas, and a peaceful new year. God bless xx
    7 points
  32. Aye▪︎up Y'all Not barking so much these days, but just wanted to wish y'all a happy Christmas and a peaceful and happy new year. From all here at the doghouse. Dave.
    7 points
  33. Just wanted to say thank you for your friendship and companionship since October 2018. CHRISTMAS GREETINGS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL...
    7 points
  34. It seems that there are a number of cases of miserablegititis going around Notts at the moment. If people want to brighten up their homes with Christmas lights then good on them. Have a look at the faces of the kids when they see them, that alone makes it worthwhile. Some bright lights and well done displays surely brighten up the dark gloomy days of a UK winter. Here it is the exact opposite, many decorate their houses with lights and displays but the littlies have to stay up until after nine to see the full effect. After almost 50 years here I still can't get used to goin
    7 points
  35. Well I'm now half way through my prostate cancer radiotherapy treatment (10 RT sessions out of 20) & all seems to be going well, however I'm getting fairly tired & going to bed at 9-30'ish most nights, I was told about the tiredness side effect so not a surprise to me. The staff at the radiotherapy centre at the City Hospital are brilliant, they're so friendly, & of course have a good yabber with other patients. I struggled to drink 3 glasses of water 15 mins before I went in as it was so cold out of their water machine, so now I take a litre bottle of tap water that's been left ou
    7 points
  36. I think an argument can be made that the sudden silly, unrealistic rise in 'inclusive' adverts and TV show content will actually have the reverse effect. Speaking with friends and neighbours there is a growing amount of resentment (mostly jocular at the moment), at the attempt to manipulate our thinking. Far from reducing racism it's more likely to create a degree of animosity that we can well do without
    7 points
  37. Lovely CT...........So many memories along there........... Thursday half day Dates.....early 60s. Playing Cricket with my sons......with tree as a wicket.......70s AND 80S Rowing down the river with the Girl of the moment.....60S Fishing with Uncles John and Jack..........50S Playing music on Portable record player with my mate 'Columbo'' 1960 Walking along there with Mam and Dad 50s Catching a Trolley bus....and a football bus........50s and 60s Walking hand in hand after summer time Pictures with a girl who was singing (loudly) songs from sound of mu
    7 points
  38. On the last day of our jollies Mrs Red always decides to dump the suntan lotion, think it’s time I fetched her in
    7 points
  39. Believe it or not been sorting more 'Sentimental Tat'' today.....4 large boxes of stuff going back to my school days.......we had put them in an outhouse when we moved here just over two years since....... Won't bother you with the old love letters from early 60s..you'd think i was girl mad......lol..... It was an assortment of mine me Dads and even Grandads old mostly paper work........Did'nt find much i could chuck out....i'm just to sentimental...... Things like an empty Bells whisky bottle from 1982 when i walked the Pennine Way (well some of
    7 points
  40. Today, for no other reason than boredom, my dearly beloved and I decided that a recipe on the BBC, granola with mixed fruit compote, looked A. easy B. inexpensive and C. most importantly, delicious. Real cooks may want to stop reading here. After printing the recipe set off the buy ingredients, forgot the list and only bought half of them but managed to came home with a new set of cutlery. Back for the rest of the ingredients and it's turning out to be an expensive recipe, her car need fuel and (just while we're out we may as well get) a new baking tray, and a grater, and a whisk, an
    7 points
  41. I've just logged in and spotted all your kind and funny posts. Fair made me smile you did. Catfan, we have a holiday booked at our beloved Skeggy for two weeks in September, it has been moved three times, twice due to Covid and last time due to my hospital visit, fingers crossed! Trogg, That picture certainly looks like an 'Elephants foot' to me? Hope to see you all when things settle down.x
    7 points
  42. Excellent day here in the Grand Duchy.. Delighted to report that at 06:10 this a m., my youngest daughter produced a 6lb 14oz baby girl. All well.
    7 points
  43. Nice morning in Bulwell again..........got a bargain on the ''Flea Market''.........saw some Coffee glasses.....marked £2,50.(thought each)...really nice.. turned out they wern't £2.50 each....it was all six.......... So far given one each to 2 of my lady neighbours...both really pleased......and both promised to join us in the 'Hot Tub'' when it comes.......and drink 'baileys' from them........One is coming in a full body suit but the other says she's coming naked.....and she lives across the road !! One more to give away to the lady next door......God knows
    7 points
  44. I've rather given up trying to convince the hard-of-thinking that vaccinations are beneficial. Sadly they all seem to take the evidence that (proof positive even), injections are bad for you because aunty Flo's first cousin's hairdressers friend had a headache after an injection, and plenty of people on Facebook say the same. The lack of bodies piling up in the streets is a sure sign it's all a hoax by big pharma, or else worry-arses are blowing it all out of proportion. And we should be aware Bill Gates is using vaccines to inject microchips into the population... I ca
    6 points
  45. Good news this morning.....one of my sons was due in Kiev tomorrow...but glad to say its just been cancelled..........
    6 points
  46. … and then people wonder why there are so many floods. There’s too much concrete/paving etc and not enough plants and trees to suck up the excess water. I know that’s far from the complete answer but it does play a part. ….and what about the birds? And the mental health benefits of having a green garden to work in or just to look at? Also, just because new builds do lots of paving, doesn’t mean it’s better!
    6 points
  47. Merry Christmas to you all. Here's hoping for a good 2022, good health and happiness for us all. Have fun and stay safe. x
    6 points
  48. Me and the missus love travelling, especially Mrs Gorritt who had severe cabin fever during lockdown. As soon as we could, we booked to go to Barbados. We were advised to download the BIMSafe app to speed our progress through Bridgetown airport, so we duly did, uploaded vaccination certs, PCR test results, contact details etc., etc. We were then advised to download the Verifly app, so did that and uploaded etc., etc. Then we were told to download the British Airways app - so we did that as well. We had a PCR before we went, another at the airport in Barbados, one in the hotel before we came ba
    6 points
  49. I've heard from Loppylugs, Nottstalgia's well known hound. He sends regards and is as busy as a 3 legged dog with fleas! His words! Gardening and bringing on the veggies in heatwave conditions. Worry not. He's still barking.
    6 points
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