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  1. One of Cecil J Sharps collection dished up for piano by Percy Grainger, played by me. Sorry, camera was out in the wind.
    13 points
  2. I feel very sorry for the poor woman. The way the press and social media have behaved is nothing short of disgusting. Would these people like their intimate health issues posted all over scurrilous social media sites for people with nothing better to do to gossip about? Leave her alone and let her get well. I know there are many who never seem to cease axe-grinding about the royals and their supposedly privileged lives. Cancer is no respecter of rank or privilege. The poor girl would probably happily exchange her royal abode for a two up, two down ... and a cancer free body. I wish her a s
    12 points
  3. For the last couple of years, Nottstalgia has been slowly drifting along going nowhere, often with the same 10-12 people talking to each other about nothing in particular. Contrast that with a few years earlier, when there were many more people logging in, browsing and contributing to a variety of topics. A major reason for the drop in activity is that Google wasn’t looking at Nottstalgia when producing search results. For example, if someone - anywhere in the world - searched ‘Fairham Comprehensive Nottingham’ or ‘Bulwell Nottingham’ using Google, the results would n
    11 points
  4. 58 years today since I married the first mrs. Loppy, at Gedling church, Sept 11 1965. When we chose the date we had no idea what would happen in the USA in 2001. Unfortunate because that is now a painful reminder of the day. We had a happy marriage until she died of a heart attack on March 6 1999 three days after a car accident in which a guy ran a stop sign and hit her as she was driving home from my daughters. After two years of living alone with my dog I met the second Mrs Loppy through a widow/widowers support group. Her husband had died of a heart attack a year earlier. Subsequentl
    11 points
  5. Oh nearly forgot.......Daughter just Texted' to remind me.....its 5 years today since my ''Laryngetomee''.....it lasted between 10 and 12 hours at the Derby Royal''......and am forever indebted to them for basically saving my life...... The last 5 years have flown past....as well as 'Derby Royal'' i need to thank my loving wife and family for helping me adapt to my new way of life... Not forgetting all the kind people on here..who without doubt helped me through it all.... My life is completly different now from 5 years since........at the tim
    11 points
  6. These are the pills. called Aromatase Inhibitors. I have to take one a day for 5 yrs or life. The first one called Anastrozole, left me almost unable to walk for about a month, the one the docs changed me to is called Exemestane, and things are looking up. I have had 4 whole days of feeling a bit more normal, I can walk and rest a lot better on this new pill. We hooked the bikes onto the back of the car and drove to our large 'West Park' yesterday and rode the perimeter twice, only 2 miles, but I am thrilled. I thought my cycling days were over. It is easier to peddle than to walk. Anyway. t
    10 points
  7. I am sorry that I am not posting lately, I am just beginning to come out of a rough few months. I keep trying to post but the brain fog takes over I am afraid. Anyway, my bod is finally settling down with the new meds. The anti cancer tablet is the one that has been causing me a lot of pain, the last three days have been a lot more comfortable though. There you are my Notty Peeps, you see I have been keeping my eye on you all, and thankyou for wondering where I am.xx
    10 points
  8. Hows my day more like hows my month. It started off OK looking around a garden centre I saw a nice wooden arch and fancy trellis . That will go great on my decking so I purchased it . On placing it on the decking it made the decking look cr*p. so off to buy new decking. A lot of screws to take out and replace so I brought a new impact driver to make life easy. Old decking off only to find the frame underneath rotten so all old frame taken out new wood purchased. New holes dug and posts concreted in and new wooden frame installed all while having to move the summer house off the old decking. Ne
    10 points
  9. Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year to all Nottstalgians. xxxx
    9 points
  10. After six weeks in hospital fighting the novovirus and slowly regaining my strength I have been told I can go home tomorrow. Will still need some ongoing treatment, but at home. I never thought I would get out before Christmas. It will be a quiet one but at home. Yay
    9 points
  11. All done. Enhanced Care for a bit.then onto ward. Op was calm and peaceful. I was much more awake and aware than last time, but no pain. Still dead from the waist down which is better than from the neck up.
    9 points
  12. I’m feeling really happy as one of our grandsons is moving to Nottingham from Newcastle. He will be working in Annesley Woodhouse with Galliford Try as a Graduate mechanical design engineer (whatever that may be!) He has sorted himself a flat in Bestwood which is only 2 1/2 miles away from where I grew up. It looks as though there are several ways to commute between his flat and work but I suppose it will depend on the time of day and the traffic which will be the best way to go.? I really am bubbling up with happiness ……
    9 points
  13. The suspect in custody is a West African migrant with a history of violence. Whether this is a dinghy migrant or otherwise isn’t clear but either way lots of unchecked individuals from violent war torn countries is a powder keg waiting to explode. Beekay might be close to the mark. Time will tell.
    9 points
  14. The day after Boxing Day I went fishing with friends. We book a small lake the same day every year. It's an old 3 acre mill pond with a derelict mill house at the end. I've been fishing there for the past 50 years and I always reflect on the past, on this special day. I'm sitting on one of the benches and read the brass plate bearing the name of a long deceased pal. There are several such benches within sight and I imagine my old pals sitting on the benches that were dedicated in their memory. We are having a laugh or discussing the merits of certain fishing flies. I looked over to my lef
    8 points
  15. The Bible does not give us an actual date when Christ was born, neither does it tell us how to celebrate it. Those parts are human additions. The older I get the less I am interested in getting or receiving presents. I am thankful for the good things I already have. Hope ya'll have a happy Christmas. From all at the Doghouse.
    8 points
  16. 2am this morning saw me enjoying the sights and sounds of hurtling down the by-pass semi-conscious in an ambulance doing the full monty, blues and twos in full flight, and making a valiant attempt on the land speed record. A rather ill-advised application of Glyceryl Trinitrate dropped my blood pressure to the point where I took no interest in any further proceedings for several hours. Face planting the top step of the stairs is, I can assure you, not high on my list for 10 best things to do in the early hours of a cold Saturday morning. My nose taking the brunt of 16
    8 points
  17. Indeed. Last time I was up and breaking all the rules in 24 hours. This time I couldn't straighten the knee enough to feel confident it was locked and wouldn't collapse. Also woke up in severe pain at 02:30 and had a few other issues. But improvement has been dramatic since and I may be home tomorrow. Presently in bed in my single room with ensuite. Prof Kay's Senior Research Fellow came to check on me today, as did someone from Enhanced Care just to make sure I'm OK. All seems very well organised.. So.. things still going OK.
    8 points
  18. I’ve just had an embarrassing moment whilst I was on the flat roof of the sun lounge cleaning the gutters. A gust of wind sent my ladder to the ground and I had no means of communication other than shouting which produced no results as my wife is somewhat hard of hearing. Just then a neighbour came up the drive and spotted my plight which she found somewhat hysterical. She summoned my wife and the ladder was replaced. The problem is that a crowd of the local ladies are going to their annual WI dinner tonight and the story of my misfortune will lose nothing in the telling!
    8 points
  19. Just finished this one. 'Severn Sisters' from Seaford Head. ( The paint is still drying)...
    8 points
  20. Female Sparrowhawk trying to shelter from the rain yesterday on my garden fence in front of the living room window, I took the picture through the window that's why it's not all that sharp [/ur Rog
    8 points
  21. Hey Loppy, you married a week after me. We were wed on the 4th. St.Marthas church , Broxtowe. As I worked for NCT at the time, I hired a double decker to take our non driving guests to the reception dinner at Co-op Elizabethan rooms. Because I was a driver, I was asked if I would like to drive the bus with new wife in bridal gown on the platform at the back, as a publicity stunt. Having booked a posh wedding car, I politely declined, saying I was off duty.
    8 points
  22. Today i feel 'Elated''............been to ''Derby Royal Hospital'' for my 5 year check over with the Surgeon who did the operation.......and he said all looked excellent.......to be honest i was worried about what i was going to be told...... Couldn't thank him enough.a.lovely man and obviously a brilliant surgeon..Had a nice chat and told him ''Hope to see you in another 5 years''... So i'm a lucky chap and hope to keep on Dancing..a while longer...... My OP and 5 years of consultations have all been at the ''Derby Royal''......its almost made me a Derby Co
    8 points
  23. This is something I've just finished, the paint is still drying. A bit different to my usual rubbish. Done it muted colours to be in tone with our quiet, centre conservatory. Used metallic colours, bronze, gold, silver, anthracite as well as soft greens and yellows. It is a planter, but I want to block the drainage hole so it will hold plantpots.
    8 points
  24. Not sure if to reply here or on the political thread but I’ll settle for here. I said that the man in custody was a west African migrant. As far as I am aware he is. I don’t know but will wager that his ‘mental health issues’ manifest themselves in violence. I further said that whether he is a dinghy migrant or otherwise is unclear. Although I can’t see the information you appear to have seen I am prepared to accept that he is ‘otherwise’ and been here a while. So he IS a migrant then isn’t he. I also said that letting large numbers of unchecked males in the countr
    8 points
  25. Thanks to everyone for the supportive comments. I usually just ‘get on with it’ but the rainbow tipped me over the edge. I’ve had (and am still having) a happy and fulfilled life, for which I really thank God. Margie x
    8 points
  26. 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
    7 points
  27. For those of you that read my ramblings about being near to deaths door when I was in ICU for 12 days late last year. I have something to add. My wife inadvertently let slip that early in my stay I had to be resuscitated as I had "died". I have news for you all there is nothing on the other side, no blinding white lights, no choirs of angels, unless I was bound for the other place, no awareness of living then dying, just nothing. Also there was no awareness of being alive again. What did I learn from the experience? Life is precious but oh so short, enjoy what time you have as I will
    7 points
  28. Some European truck drivers were sitting in a greasy spoon discussing the merits of their various trucks. The Swedish driver said "I have a Volvo truck and I pick up a load from Stockholm go via Gothenberg on the ferry to Immingham and deliver my load to Leeds and return in three days". A French driver pipes up and says "I have a Renault truck and I can pick my load up in Paris, take it to London and be back in two days". A German driver says "Yes but that is a very short journey, I can pick up a load in my Mercedes Benz in Hamburg, deliver it to Birmingham and be back home in t
    7 points
  29. I have been giving some thought to what the future looks like but today is bad enough. Here are my thoughts, of course based on Australia, is it similar to the UK? A place where you can wander the aisles of your supermarket to do your shopping and if you can’t find what you want because they have re-arranged the store yet again there is no-one to ask. Having done your shopping you can self-scan it without talking to the non-existent staff and just hope the technology works. Imagine talking to a store employee? How old fashioned. By the way Colesworths (large supermarket chains
    7 points
  30. Made a slight faux pas whilst cooking our turkey crown yesterday . Thought we would be lazy and get one of those foil disposable turkey tins to cook it in ,to save some cleaning. The cooking instruction said 2 hours 40 mins at 190°, so after that time pulled out the part brown bird and prodded it with one of those digital meat thermometers . One of the readings pushed in the side was ok but another part was under the correct temp , so my wife said push it in deeper to see what the reading is there, which I duly did but temperature was still not right so put it back in the oven
    7 points
  31. I heard part of Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols on the radio the other day and it took me straight back to the festering season at the dreaded Manning. Manning held a service of Lessons and Carols every year but it wasn't held at the school due to lack of space. I suppose we girls could have stood in the quads, being snowed/rained on as we sang our methodically prepared and practised programme, while the parents and staff huddled in the hall. It would have given the proceedings a rather festive air but, truth be told, it was just as perishingly arctic inside the hall as it wa
    7 points
  32. Thought I would post this photo of a beautiful display we passed in Maine yesterday on our New England road trip. Love being here at this time of year, they make so much of the Halloween season and the harvest.
    7 points
  33. What to do on a hot day. First drink water, then....
    7 points
  34. As I said yesterday, I've been reading through some old copies of bygones. I'm not sure of the exact date Alan Gilliver wrote his account but things have changed again, considerably, since he did so. The following was written by Alan on his memories of Bulwell, starting with Henry Mellish Grammar School. 'In those days the school was single sex and was in stark contrast to the happy times previously enjoyed at primary school. I must be honest and say that although there would be good times and good teachers, in the main it was an unhappy time. I often pass the school these
    7 points
  35. Often see a lad i was at school with... in Bulwell...........wont use his full name dont seem right.........his first name is John...... I always say ey-up John...and he just replies with a smile and Hello.....and has no further conversation....suspected he just didnt remember me........... Saw him this morning with his wife...and decided to tell him about an old school Football Photo from 1956 which we are both on.......(its on here somewhere but cant find it..........decided to take the bull by the horns and asked him DO you remember me John....NO he replied..i h
    7 points
  36. Bulwell for a change this morning.....nice 'Breakfast' in Jeromes'' then bumped into a chap (lad) i was at school with some 60 odd years ago... He was also a Laryngectomee ....difference was he couldn't speak...so had reason to count my blessings....mind you he had found a way of expressing himself with sign language...but most importantly he didnt stop smiling and silently laughing...God bless you Roger.... Finished off a lovely morning having a Dance with the Lady who runs one of the charity shops...
    7 points
  37. Was blessed with a new Granddaughter last week down in Rutland........she's only my 3rd GD.........I say 'ONLY' because i have very many Grandson's....... Love the name she has been given ''Charlie Rose''...
    7 points
  38. Well it cant get any better than this !! My yougest grandson Jenson and partner Hanna ask us, that instead of taken us out for a meal, was it OK to bring all things needed and cook dinner for us. Yes of course . Well 10 mins later they were at the front door Chicken with all the trimmings was on the menu, first things first I was orded out of the Kitchen. It was all go in the kitchen but I was very good and left the chef and 2nd chef to it. It was an excellent meal and afterwards they stayed for about 2 hours and we all just talked. What made the day was not
    7 points
  39. Just arrived home from Hospital after a check up on my new shoulder, 3 hrs for x-ray and 5 minutes with Doctor. All OK other than stiff body with sitting on terrible seats, thats it for another year.
    7 points
  40. The Nottingham I remember from before I moved away was a vibrant place, weekends were spent at pubs and them nightclubs. It could get a bit rowdy when pubs/nightclubs turned out with the occasional fist fight but mostly it was good natured. Saturday afternoon was for going round the shops (being seen), Birdcage, Chelsea Girl and C&A ( where you could get a skirt for 50p at one point). Coffee at the Kardoma (is that how you spell it) them home to get ready for the evening. I can remember many late Saturday nights in the Market Square where someone usually ended up in one of the fountains,
    6 points
  41. Enjoying my last few weeks as a lady of leisure before I start my new job at the end of the month!
    6 points
  42. One of my favourites Benj, i still love Billies songs.I have been a bit rough these past few months, medication problems, sorry I haven't joined in so much, but I am getting there.Thanks for asking Miduck.x
    6 points
  43. Another crew I belong to are the 'COFFIN DODGERS'. We meet in the pub twice a week and concentrate on right arm exercises
    6 points
  44. Thinking about my lovely Mum today on what would have been her 100th birthday. She passed away in 1988 aged only 64 from Pancreatic Cancer. One day she was fine and the next day she was jaundiced and on her way out. Such a beautiful woman, inside and out. I miss her still, my best friend.
    6 points
  45. I've just watched CTs link to the Stacey Dooley visit to Lymns . Stacey mentioned near the end of the programe, after the funeral of Lexy, how hard it must be to say goodbye to your own child. Well, I've done it twice. Watching the programe brought it all back to me, even though it was 45 and 33 years ago respectively, youngest son age 9 and oldest son age 23. It never gets any easier. There are bad times and there are good times. The only consolation is that the bad times get less . Yes, both our kids were disabled and it was a struggle at times. But I don't regret one minute.
    6 points
  46. A normal start to the day today. Make coffee. Take medication. Do a session on the rowing and cycling machines. Shower. Breakfast. Don't feel 85 at all ...life is good.
    6 points
  47. This is the other end of Severn Sisters, from Birling Gap. ( The paint's still wet).
    6 points
  48. That time of the year again when most of my hobbies are done in the shed as opposed to outside the shed so now I have made a start on this year batch of articulated wooden dolls/frogs/"Pudsey's", first to take shape will be the frogs/gollifrogs Hopefully they turn out as nice as these Rog
    6 points
  49. The American branch of the Brew clan. My son outside his house. the one with the post box and paddle-boarding on the river that flows past his front garden. He is way down from the where the storm hit and outside the enforced evacuation area, it must be pretty rough further north.. https://imgur.com/29nSxRb https://imgur.com/EOYfadj
    6 points
  50. I see Boris Johnson and wife have welcomed their latest sprog into the world. Whether that's a good idea, the parlous state this world is in, is debatable but they seem determined to make the place even more populous than it already is. Choice of names is interesting. At least the first two are traditional. Odysseus? Fairly predictable. However, not to be outdone, I seem to have adopted a stray tomcat (you can draw your own comparisons) who has been coming into my garden for weeks. He's a scrounger, so I named him Montague Tigg after the persistent, scruffy, scrounging character in
    6 points
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