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  1. Soz, It has been a few weeks of events and recovery from my Op and infection plus....Guess what...Bloomin Covid in hospital. I haven't felt up to it. BUT, I have been keeping my eye on you all.
    14 points
  2. 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
  3. A day for me to smile. Had my cancerous prostate removed yesterday and being allowed home today. From beginning to end the journey was painless. Yes, I’ll have to carry a catheter for a few days, and may have some Incontinence for a while, but at least I’m cancer-free!
    11 points
  4. Happy day, I’ve been dismissed with follow up visits in oncology. After 12 yrs I’ve finally been given the ok to continue without visits scans etc. I’ve had every exam possible in the last 12 months but still have to have yearly checks but that’s ok. The MRI found a little problem with one of my kidneys but they are seeing to an appointment and will call me.( no peace for the wicked is there ?)
    11 points
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
    9 points
  9. 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.
    9 points
  10. Had a few nasty periods this year. In hospital again with heart issues. Regular nose bleeds and coughing up blood. Near death experience with covid plus some bad days with arthritis flare ups. But I have got through it and today I feel great. Had chest CT scan last month showing an anomaly in upper right chamber. Anther scan due in Nov. This morning I performed comfortably well on the indoor bike and rowing machine. No breathing, heart or headache issues. Starting to enjoy the daily work out again. Life is good
    8 points
  11. After a long hiatus from my gigantic 8 legged nemeses ( google assured me this is the plural of nemesis although my iPad thinks it is nemesis’s) I went in my side room this morning and there was the biggest spider I have ever seen chilling on the wall. Big black thing built like Anthony Joshua. Went in to get my spider repatriation kit. Can you remember the scene in Jaws when Brody is dumping chum in the water and the shark surfaces and looks at him and he (Brody not the shark) says “We need a bigger boat”, well it was a bit like that I definitely needed a bigger spider kit. So went back
    8 points
  12. Last night we had a family get together. Three days ago my nephew and his mum came to visit us. Its 23 years since we saw them at my brothers funeral. He spent part of his childhood holidays with us and everyone remembers him as much as he remembers them. So last night we gave him a surprise party. There were 30 of us but about 25/30 more either live away or were on holiday. ( its a big family) During the evening he made a little speech to thank everyone for coming and remembering him but the emotional part came when he called his mum to join him. He said he came and did this trip for his mum
    8 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. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
    8 points
  19. That bit of road takes me back to my Coop days.....security had a small office that backed on to Wollaton street and next to that was a goods delivery place that recessed into the building........ It was used as a shelter by a homeless chap at night.........he had to be moved every morning and mostly a Guard did this by shouting and being generally abusive to him........... But if i got there afore him i did it with humour (being a nice bloke) usually gave him a Smoke' and even sometimes a couple of 'Bob' ...felt really sorry for him.........being nasty doesnt solve pro
    7 points
  20. One of the Queens pallbearers Luke Simpson is from just up the road in Selston, you have done you country, Nottingham, family & friends proud. Respect x
    7 points
  21. Whether you are in favour of the monarchy or not, the death of our Queen is a monumental historical event, not only here in Britain but all around the world. There are plenty of other tv channels nowadays if you dont want to watch it, or you could do what I do when any kind of sport comes on which I have zero interest in, I hit the off button!
    7 points
  22. I spent yesterday doing my buggy driving up at Sheffield Park and it was total bedlam, with wall to wall cars and customers. The sun was shining and people were out with their families and cameras in pockets. Was busy all day doing my shuttle service to wherever folks wanted to go and back again if needed. Met lots of folks, who were appreciative of what we were trying to do. Nobody complained about having to queue to get in. We got to the stage of one out, one in, Carried lots of 'less abled' and said to them, if they needed a lift anywhere, just ask any staff member with a radio to give a ca
    7 points
  23. Clff Ton I always worked on that principle myself but the last year has not been too good. One thing after another breaking and other silly things going wrong, besides my health , but life seems to be testing me lately. As a friend said to me if I did not have bad luck I would not have any luck at all. But today is sunny and I am just about to go for a coffee in Hucknall and sit outside and watch the world go by and people watch, life is great, I think.
    7 points
  24. I've spent a large part of my life working on that principle, and so far it's turned out ok. Don't let the world get you down, even when it seems to be picking on you. Look on the bright side and remind yourself you're still able to post on here and get reactions.
    7 points
  25. Today I sat outside as the weather was a bit cooler and after some time I felt something tickling my knee. I kept touching and scratching but it kept on irritating. So indoors I went and examined my leg and trousers, nothing was there so back outside and it started again this time on my shin. Rolling the trouser leg up I saw something sticking out of the seam . It was a baby lizard. We have loads of them at the moment and they get in everywhere….but not up trouser legs.
    7 points
  26. I can offer a few definitive dates and historical details for the Rise Park area. Both Rise Farm and Top Valley farm were up for sale in 1940 but went unsold and were withdrawn from the market. Then in 1948 the city council agreed to a plan to convert Top Valley farm (and Forest Farm) into a golf course, to improve upon and replace the course on Bulwell Forest, this plan however was blocked the following year on the grounds of post-war agricultural needs. The fact that Rise Park was built before Top Valley, leaving a large gap between the expanding city boundary at Bestwood esta
    7 points
  27. Just back from Kings Mill Hospital.........being a Laryngetomee (sp)..........i have to have something called a voice Prostethis (sp) to enable me to speak...... changed every couple of months......without going into gory detail...just to say it fits in the back of my throat.......coming up to 4 years now since i had my voice-box removed and by and large i'm managing ok......the procedure is not painful and the staff are brilliant and i enjoy plenty of banter with em......... To speak i have a thing called an HME which fits in my stoma on the throat.........and i press thing to e
    7 points
  28. After 3 years of delays I have finally had my shoulder replaced again, now it is time for the painful exercises to be able to use it . As someone else has recently wrote thankyou for morphine, I agree, its great stuff, I am a wimp. My visit to the City hospital was completely different to the last one, the staff were absolutely magnificent nothing was to much trouble for them and the food you had to order what you wanted and it looked and tasted good, no more jokes about Hospital food. Much to my disappointment I was unable to receive a doctors paper to excuse me from all housework , SWMB
    7 points
  29. Yep. Been diffficult last night and today. Loads of pain and being "off me face" on assorted drugs....but they've moved me to a single room with a telly so it's onwards and upwards. So they've had me drinking gallons of water for some reason, but now reckon my sodium is low and have given me salted crisps and want me to restrict fluids... Oxycontin and other drugs strarting t9ck in again and I can't type straight. Night all.
    7 points
  30. These photos were taken this morning when all those with 80 th birthday this year we’re presented with flowers , wine and a certificate.
    7 points
  31. Since work ended 4 years ago ive struggled for 'Hobbies and interests''...........don't even read as much as i once did...I have in the region of 300 books....mostly Autobiographies and sporting themed.............along with many of the History of Nottingham and anything ''Spanish''........... Anyway being bored the other day decided to move them all in their cases into the 'Hallway''........what a job...i do enjoy re planning the furniture etc in the Bungalow...even though its quite small.......i was best part of 3 hours getting everything cleaned and re-sited........going throug
    7 points
  32. Well I failed to get out of washing up and housework again. Today married for 55 years , so there was a pair of emerald earrings waiting for her this morning then a meal out at lunchtime . But I am reliably informed I am expected to carry out my normal tasks, please can I lose my tea towel and duster for one day , poor hard done to me.
    7 points
  33. Another productive day in the garden. I've been getting things in place and making stuff ready for the 'open gardens' week end that we are signed up for. The cider press and other kit will be taken out of storage and displayed to show how cider was made traditionally. All the barrels have been cut in half to use as planters except for one that remained in the back of the shed. I tried removing the barrel to use as part of the display but forgot that there was still some old cider in it. Ah! that should be nice vinegar now, so I poured some into a glass to check it out. WOW! It was still cider
    7 points
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. My Son......saying a 'Heart-breaking goodbye'' to two of his friends..somewhere in the Ukraine.........
    7 points
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. Just wanted to say thank you for your friendship and companionship since October 2018. CHRISTMAS GREETINGS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL...
    7 points
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. I'm lucky enough to live in an ancient, magic, house. It may be haunted but even the ghost is a benevolent lady. However, the magic has vanished over the past week! The bed has stopped making itself. The pots don't load themselves into the dishwasher. My morning porridge does not make itself. The cats are starving. The fridge isn't refilling itself! All sorts of things seem to be going wrong and not righting themselves Luckily the magic is scheduled to return tomorrow, when Mrs PP gets back from Tenerife
    7 points
  44. 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
  45. Evening all! First off, sorry I missed Loppy's news. Hope your recovery is continuing Loppy. Peveril Peril. You too. . Your positive attitude is an inspiration. As for me, part of the reason I've not been on much lately is because my new knee joint really doesn't like the PC chair and typing on my phone is a PITA. Knee is mostly much stronger and I can push upstairs with it now, but plagued by a clicking tendon on outside which gets sore if I do too much. Also struggling to keep the swelling down. That said, I've already had an initial 'pre-op' for the second kn
    6 points
  46. The other side. Can't do multiples on me tablet.
    6 points
  47. Went into Boots for my prescription last week. There was a woman in front of me who clearly wanted something they didn't have. She kept explaining why she needed it NOW! Every sentence was punctuated by that guaranteed to get up my nose phrase: Know wot I mean? Ten minutes while the on duty pharmacist goes to check the storeroom for required item, during which time this irritating female tells the same story to anyone within earshot, punctuated at nauseatingly regular intervals by: Know wot (glottal stop) I mean? By this time, there is a massive qu
    6 points
  48. This is our new Butler, hes already drunk the wine ( very special from the wine festivals 2020 vendemia) and now hes starting on the liquors. Shall have to find him another employment.
    6 points
  49. Had this site mentioned to me yesterday and was very interested to see 2 of the groups that I not only hang with but helped to form both being referred to together with a load of other bands and clubs that I had dealings with before moving away from the area for many years. Grew up in Hyson Green although got scholarship to Nottingham High before going on to Uni. When I began teaching at Claremont in 1958 had just started singing with a close harmony group called the Melodinos ,run by a guy from Eastwood called Malcolm Walters. However,a bunch of lads at the school started messing
    6 points
  50. I can't understand why vegans want their food to look like meat. If your vegan, fine, but don't pretend you're not by tarting your food up as something that its not. You wouldn't want us meat eaters disguisung a steak as a carrot.
    6 points
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