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  1. They have discovered lots of phosphine in the Venusian atmosphere & in all the science mags (New Scientist, Scientific American, Popular Science etc) they think it could indicate life. Notice the word COULD & not DOES, of course it's just a speculation. I've a funny feeling life will turn out to be a no show on Venus when they've done all the searching, I hope I'm wrong & will eat my words if I am.... ... P.S. I'd have said " I'l eat my hat if I'm wrong" but you lot WOULD have insisted I eat my hat if I turned out to be wrong. I might be daft, but not that daft...
  2. Save money on expensive oysters by drinking seawater from a used ashtray...
  3. A few branches were blown off the tree when it was struck, my wife Sue put a photo of it on facebook but can't find it now. The blown off branches were still there blocking the pavement on Lakehurst Road Orlando when we came home over a week later...
  4. When I was in central Florida last year we had a thunderstorm most afternoons, lightning struck a tree across the road from out hotel: that was a very loud crack. I was impressed how the local TV stations gave out warnings & what to do if anyone was struck, they warned tourists about lightning precautions, a motorcyclist got struck on the I95 not far from us while we were there. We got kicked out of the swimming pool every time lightning was about....
  5. Watched a doco about lightning & bolts from the blue are still a bit of a mystery to them. They suspect it could be if the top part of the thunder cloud, which is usually positive, overhangs the lower usually negative part of the cloud then it could fire a positive flash sideways for a long distance before it comes to earth. Another proposition is that somehow the clear air a few miles distant from the thunderstorm takes on a positive or negative charge & that causes the bold from the blue. They admit they don't know why there's bolts from the blue.... When I lived in Bestwood Village I was stood yabbering to a neighbour when the church spire was struck: (I lived on Hill Road at the time) it was a sunny blue sky , but there were thunder clouds in the distance. Nearly all the burglar alarms in houses & cars when off, & street lights & security lights came on. I nearly poo'd my pants when the flash/crack happened, lol....
  6. Jill. I deserved most of the biffings I received as a kid. I've heard the way a neighbouring kid speaks to his Mam, I'd have been biffed into the middle of next week If I'd spoken to my Mam like that...
  7. Mam used to put a shilling (5 pence piece) on the mantle piece for the gas or electric meter: One day I nicked the bob & spent it on sweets, Mam said "where's that bob gone?" I said "I've put it in the electric meter" & she was happy with that. Then the flipping electric did run out, I was questioned & my crime came to light. We then sat in the dark with no telly, me with a very sore bum, waiting for Dad to come home from work. Don't do crime kids, especially if you get caught like me...
  8. I had a van & was going to run my mates & their tent to Peterborough for a fishing trip, one of them asked me to look after his maggots "put them in the fridge overnight" he said. Next morning Mam came stomping up the stairs in a rage & biffed me wile I was still in bed: She'd opened the fridge door & maggots were everywhere, she wasn't happy bunny. When my mate came round later she biffed him as well, he still tells people about it even now 40'odd years later, lol. She stood for no nonsense from anyone...
  9. Read another article about how to emigrate, it said (in so many words) to only emigrate to a country where you won't look different to the locals as you'll find it hard to integrate otherwise. So if I were to emigrate it'd have be to Northern Europe, Canada, USA, Australia or New Zealand as anywhere else my lily white fair skin & light blue eyes wouldn't fit in...
  10. I was there from April till July 1968 then left to go to Moorgreen pit for my NCB training, I never became a millionaire. Bill Driver was my form master, woodwork teacher Buffer White caned me on my last day, other teachers I remember are Mr Petty, Mantle, Simpson & Mrs Daft. (when I heard her name I fell about laughing) I could have been one of the machismo lads showing off, but as the new kid & being the smallest in the 4'th year I tried to keep a low'ish profile. A few show offs who were ready for leaving I remember were lads named George, Killer Thurman & Popeye. As I was the new kid on the block some of the girls took an interest in me & I loved it. There seemed to be lots of pretty girls there & I dated Linda in the third year, till she caught me kissing her best friend...
  11. I moved to Beardall school from Trent Bridge 3 months before I left school for good: I was scared stupid as new kids at Trent Bridge got beat up. (unless they were big) Got to Beardall & nothing happened, they were like pussy cats compared to the Trent Bridge lot, mind you managed to get the cane on my last ever day at school, lol...
  12. In April we couldn't find any Norpak in Aldi or butter anywhere else as panic buyers had nabbed them, so got some cheapo own brand margarine from a corner shop. It was yuk & only used it till we could get the proper norpak when things got more normal. We ended up binning the own brand stuff as neither of us liked it, it was tasteless IMO...
  13. When I lived down the Meadows in the 1960's Dad, my sister & me had Summer County, but Mam would have Best Butter. Next door would always have Stork. In the 70's Dad, my sister & me would have Krona, but Mam would have Best Butter. Then along came I Cant Believe It's Not Butter & Utterly Butterly & we'd have that, except Mam, she still had Best Butter. At in laws house it was always Flora low fat stuff for everyone, never saw Best Butter there. Nowadays we have Aldi's Norpak or Lurpak spreadable if it's on special offer as Wife likes them, I'm not bothered & can have any of the butters but I have whatever the gaffer says.... Wonder what happened to Summer County, Krona, Echo, Stork & other margarine's?
  14. A very unfortunate name for a bunch of crooks. Wonder how often they're actually come from here?
  15. Remember reading an article in New Scientist years (maybe decades) ago that said when someone emigrated to a country where they look different to the local indigenous population they usually congregate with people who look like themselves, & in many cases this seems to be true.. I read an article written by a black American who was always being pulled over & suspected of committing crimes by the cops. He went to Nigeria on hols & said "I never once got looked at twice by the cops, it was great to drive around in the hire car & not get pulled over. I now know what it feels like to be white in America." He emigrated to Nigeria & AFAIK he's still there.... Only place I've been to where whites are a minority is The Bahamas, but I was in a tourist area so I didn't stand out. The locals I met were very friendly...