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  1. Good evening and welcome mr magoo. I have sent a personal message to Valuer Jim, who appears to have last visited 9 hours ago. I have alerted him to your presence. If you go to 'messages' at the top right of your screen, and select 'Compose New', you should be able to send Jim a message.
  2. Both of these songs were written by American singer/songwriter John D Loudermilk. Just sayin' ...
  3. I was intrigued by trailers for a BBC3 serial called 'Normal People'. In all honestly I was mostly 'grabbed' because the lead female, Daisy Edgar- Jones.. is gorgeous.. with huge intense black eyes. Not 'conventionally' beautiful.. but ... But.. I didn't watch it it. I dismissed it as a bit of slushy romance... not my thing. And I had no idea it was based on a best selling book. Then.. weeks/months later I spotted it on the iPlayer a day or so back when the weather was awful.. and decided to give it a go. The first few episodes seemed charming and quite funny. As abo
  4. Thinking I was a proper smart A**, I went out and bought enough materials to repaint the entire ground floor, stairs and landing, back in February 2020. I got as far as re-doing the dining room, which I'd only recently done but which was spoiled by having the ceiling artex plastered over. Except.. I used too much Decorator's Caulk in places.. and that doesn't like over painting with emulsion. So.. I bought a new can of 'stain blocker' to solve that.. got some on my specs and ruined 300 quid's worth of poncy lenses. I also seemingly lost all of the 'cutting in ' skills I've built
  5. Hi Carni. Hope you are feeling a bit better. I've suffered with vertigo on and off for decades ever since having Labyrinthitis. I can't say I rate Betahistine much for treating it. I get prescribed Stugeron which I think is Cinnarizine..but obviously you'd need to consult a pharmacist at least. Even better is Diazepam In very low doses. That is mostly prescribed for anxiety but can be used for bad vertigo.
  6. Once more with feeling. To put up a video, go to Youtube. Use the search facility at the top to search by song or artist. You may get several results and it takes seconds to try a few to see which have decent videos and audio sound quality. Choose your video and either..1. Copy the URL from the address bar, or right click on the playing video and select 'copy URL.' Just paste that into your post. Sometimes, Youtube will not allow you to post your video 'inline' ( that you get an image rather than a link) I don'
  7. Well done Carni! However.. whilst I like a lot of UK covers of Mericun songs.. I can't include Craig Douglas' 'wet' version of Sam Cooke's classic. so...
  8. I got Scabies when I was working at the Courtauld's Cotton Mill in Skelmersdale.... back around 1974. I went to the 'in house' nurse who told me my itchy arms were most probably caused by Scabies and when I asked how the hell I could have got them she told me there was an outbreak amongst the office staff but not to tell anyone. She asked if I'd been 'intimate' with any of them. They were a famously young and beautiful mob of young ladies, but I had to reply. 'chance would be a fine thing.. and anyway I'm married...' But.. the penny dropped. Everyone used the same canteen queue and everyo
  9. I went for a walk late this afternoon. Although I should have expected it as the weather has warmed up considerably, I wasn't ready for the numbers of people walking on MY access road to the hill. I counted over 100 in a less than 1/2 mile stretch. For info... on any other given Monday.. winter or Summer.. at about 4:30 p.m. I'd see one or two at most, and would be unsurprised to met nobody at all. The only benefit of such crowds is that I can justify indulging in my geriatric love of a good moan. Meldrew is an amateur compared to me. So..I took a slightly less usual route to a
  10. I've got all of them Margie. The one thing I haven't got is hypochondria..
  11. Always reminds me of this other Drifters song.. with the brilliant Johnny Moore on lead... Clever lyrics and a beautifully constructed song.
  12. From comments re: Leonard Cohen on Youtube: Astonishing.
  13. Here's the original 'A' side of a Four Pennies single. And here is the 'B' side.. which became a massive hit.. despite the nonsensical lyrics... As I recall.. the lead singer 'Lionel Morton' (aka Lionel Walmsley)went on to assorted presenting and acting roles on the telly.
  14. Well done Paul!! It was a great pop song and Polly Brown was quite endearing before she incomprehensibly 'blacked up' for some song.. Not a great career move. I only found out a year or so back that 'Same Old Feeling' was originally recorded as an album track by the Foundations: And the song was also given the Fortunes' vocal treatment: You can't keep a good song down.. They're all great versions and I love them all...
  15. Dreadful occurence. RIP to both and condolences to all family and friends.
  16. Have you not tried a fab trendy pony tail Jim? They're all the rage you know...
  17. Way back in the 1970s, when I lived in Skelmersdale, I was walking home from the pub on a Friday night. I was about 25. My walk involved a straight road towards a roundabout with a high bank beyond it.. after which I would turn left at the side of the bank, to my house. As I proceeded in an orderly fashion towards the bank, I heard repeated whistling noises over my head. As I got close to the banking I realised that someone was lying on the top of the bank shooting an air pistol in my direction. I saw two heads bobbing up and down. As I drew level with the banking, I hurled some choice abu
  18.'s easy. We Brits deal with excessive Mediterranean heat by describing it as 'a different kind of heat'. So, I'd probably just describe Canadian conditions as a 'a different kind of cowd'. In all seriousness though.. it's not so much the the wind chill. Walking on a crisp but still day can be a delight. Walking into the teeth of an icy gale is a different thing altogether, especially if you have cardiovascular disease.
  19. Mrs Col got the call today and has her jab booked for next Tues.
  20. Still got a gas fire summat like that hanging on the living room wall, but it's disconnected from the gas. There's an old Stelrad Vulcan back boiler behind it. It's part of the next phase of 'battening down' for our dotage.... get the thing pulled out and replaced with something better. Not so cold here. The coldest I recall here was minus 13 a few years back, but at present only down to about -2 overnight. Went for a walk this afternoon.. I wanted to go 'round' the hill then up it and back down to here.. but that didn't work out. I felt really knackered after the first coupl
  21. Had the headache again today.. but a bit less. Might be the AZ, might not.. who knows? A few under 70's round here seem to be getting the call for the jab.. but it's a bit patchy.