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  1. I had a few scoops in the old Oxford way back. I think my neice uses the new one..Covid permitting. She lives in Logan St.
  2. First kiss? She was.. ( hopefully still is..) called Barbara. We had a 'snog' somewhere up Hempshill Lane, Bulwell as it was in the early 60s. She didn't turn out to be 'the one', but she was certainly a very acceptable 'First attempt'. Hempshill Lane is unrecognisable now, but I have been thinking about the adventures we had up there in the early 60s. I'll put something up in the next few days.
  3. Mrs Col's car failed MOT on.. among several other things.. 'foggy' headlamp lenses. So after a bit of research, I shelled out £20 for a Holt's Headlamp Restoration Kit. It turned out to be very good value and I spent a happy afternoon on Friday sanding and polishing the lenses of Mrs Col's headlights back to a near new finish. Today (Sat) I was keen to visit a small local nature reserve on the site of some former railway sidings and a long closed colliery. The weather forecast said: ' Mostly overcast with light showers'. I don't mind that so set out.. obviously forgetting that in the North West.. 'light showers' means 'Deluge of Biblical Proportions'. Still.. there were lots of interesting fungi to be seen,.. some of them swimming... and it got me outdoors for a couple of hours.
  4. Mrs Col just forced me to sit through 'The Great Gatsby' again. Two of the many songs in the soundtrack resonated with me. One, 'What'll I Do'..has long been a favourite of mine. It was written by Irving Berlin in the 1920s, but the version which first caught my attention, was the one by the very underrated British band The Peddlers. The next one is more than a bit cringeworthy.. I like the tune, and quite like the song.. but.... Our primary school teacher forced us to sing this song...which of course might be OK if you are a little girl in a 1950s primary... but has serious issues if you're a boy... Ooohhh Err....
  5. Reports that 'A small number of staff have tested positive' at the village Medical Practice. This is so far the closest that I'm aware of the bug getting to us. I stopped going there a couple of years ago because it became poorly run and impossible to get to see my named GP, who was also the resident Cardio specialist and the best Doc in there. But.. I still use the Pharmacy which is adjacent....
  6. After a number of years DJ ing almost every night, and also having broken up with a long term GF, I went wandering after an old flame from Doncaster, which led by a convoluted series of events to me chasing another young lady from High Wycombe. I caught her briefly, but she escaped and I met a language student from Liverpool who was at High Wycombe College and working evenings in a popular pub. We married in 1972 and have stayed that way for 48 years. P.S. I can't dance either...
  7. Sorry to hear that UM. It's possible our paths crossed at some point as I DJ'd at thc 360 for some years, but was drifting away by '71. What was the band?
  8. And sadly, for the same reasons..
  9. Warning! Pinkfishmedia Content! The link should take you to a well reasoned advocacy of short 'full' lockdowns.. AKA 'Circuit Breakers', posted by a chap on Pinkfishmedia who seems to know his 'stats'.
  10. Sorry but this is just wrong. Everyone is responsible for doing whatever they can to minimise spread of the virus, but sadly there is a small but significant minority who don't see why they should have their lives limited and just want to carry on as normal. There is another group who view all restrictions as a personal affront and something to be sidestepped wherever possible. Acting like schoolkids... except schoolkids these days are generally more caring.
  11. Define 'The Vulnerable'. It's known to affect the very old and the very young.. but many of working age age dying, young people too. The subject is not yet well enough understood. The only thing I know is that I'm almost 72 with multiple health issues. Since nobody else will. I'll just have to look after myself.
  12. No doubt that will continue under Boris' 'Oven Ready Deal or No Deal'. Not.
  13. Still battling to get the results from the 24 hour Cardio Monitor. Nobody seems to know where they went. Everything else checks out OK but I am just so tired all the time. Walking is no longer a pleasure. It's a chore. Could be just ageing I suppose but I'm still sure something changed around 6 weeks ago, overnight. Very wearing.
  14. Evening all! I've been a bit busy and a bit 'below par'.. for a week or so.. but back on track now... I think. Getting the garden 'battened down' for the winter. Getting my car through the MOT. No problems. Getting Mrs Col's through is a bit more of a problem and I do keep suggesting that she'd be better off turning it upside down and using it as a skip.. but she's not biting. And to be fair .if she can get another 12 months out of it for a couple of hundred quid.. it's still far cheaper that a new one... And she's not proud.. Still plodding on with the decorating.. though as further lockdowns continue.. there really is no rush. Still eating the last of the Runner Beans and we have loads frozen. Also still scoffing the Tomatoes. 'Crimson Crush'.. a fine outdoor variety and definitely the best I've ever grown. Fabulous for flavour and quite 'meaty'. Boris v Greater Manchester.. See the politics thread.
  15. Nice one Enigma! I was quite surprised some years ago, to learn that Julie was not only a film actress before her singing career, but was also married to Bobby Troup.. who wrote Route 66.. some time in 1946. It serms the song was first recorded by the Nat Cole Trio in the same year..
  16. And a few years later the Flamingos had this massive hit wot we useter play down the 360.. Sadly.. it seems that the original Boogaloo ..of Latin/Carribean origin.. has been hijacked by certain Far Right groups.
  17. Been digging in .. and on.. my 50s collection. Romantic stuff!!
  18. How's my day? I dare not say! Lest for my sins I'm sent away, To Poet's Corner, Be that where it may, To write obscurely, far away, It's not just Politics that's banished, It now seems verse must also vanish! So, no more will I post my rhymes, In 'How's Your Day'.. Oh! what dark times..
  19. I wandered lonely, I'm not proud, To be excluded from the crowd, I think my socks may give a clue, I whiff them and exclaim "Oh Pheww!" I guess my odour is abhorred, By those who'd otherwise applaud, They'll come around.. approve methinks.. Should I secure a can of Lynx. Once so equipped I'll do no wrong, And I'll eschew that horrid pong, My presence will be peace and light, As I'll no longer smell of .. ***** Subject matter might be a bit iffy.. but I think it scans rather well...
  20. I read the Matthew Arnold poem. I only skimmed most of it.. but I made sense of what I actively concentrated on. I was struck by the similarity in sentiment that much of it had to: Do not go gentle into that good night Dylan Thomas - 1914-1953 Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had forked no lightning they Do not go gentle into that good night. Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight, And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way, Do not go gentle into that good night. Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light. And you, my father, there on the sad height, Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray. Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
  21. Or aqueous... I'm pretty fluid...
  22. Unless you have bone spurs and they get you out of fighting for the country you claim to love. If there is an obtuse, dishonest, misleading way of exploiting Covid.. you can be sure that the Tangerine Muppet will find it and use it.
  23. Yep.. and they are getting cornea and cornea... Good job my jovial nature lens me a good sense of humour
  24. I've spent part of today checking out online optical services. I found a promising one ( Spex4Less) who will re-glaze my specs for around £200.. including high index/thin lenses, coatings, varifocals etc. But so far it looks like they don't do them in 'transitions'.. which is a probable Deal Breaker for me. Both my current pairs are 'transitions', and I'm very comfortable with them. I could get 'prescription' sunglasses.. but they are expensive and mostly 'fixed' tint. The search resumes tomorrow. P.S. My prescription is higher than +6. I am VERY long sighted.. and standard lenses look like bottle bottoms on me.