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  1. @radfordred Your generosity is humbling Red.
  2. And a belated Happy Birthday to Margie on here from me too.. though in order not to look like I'm always late to the party..... I did wish her Happy Birthday via FB yesterday. My daughter told me she was worried about me. ( Her Mum has been talking about me behind my back) I just told her to take a philosophical view and repeated the story about the Doc when my Mum was moaning about getting Angina in her early 80's. He just said. 'Something's got to kill you Joyce.." It was never a nasty comment and Mum had a great relationship with her Doc. He was just telling it like i
  3. As I've noted before. Sometimes YT will just not let you put a video 'inline' (i.e... so that it shows a pic rather than just a link.) You can still see it but you have to follow the link to YT. I've found that other times.. if you go to the end of the link in your post and press Return.. the link will magically change from a link to a pic. Don't ask me how...
  4. Evening Brew, Not sure cutting flags down just to make them manageable is quite the answer... ...That's where gravel comes in... That said, I went to B&Q the other day for a new lump hammer. ( Cheaper and easier than fitting a new shaft to my old one.) Also a rubber mallet. While there I spotted a 750W Bosch Angle Grinder for £40. Couldn't pass it up at that price. A Stihl it isn't.. but it should do for a couple of small cuts I need to make. Got a pack of stone cutting discs at same time. The AG should be handy for other tasks over time. Today, I
  5. Later.. Dion recorded Abraham Martin and John.. which was a huge hit in the US, but didn't chart here. mourned the passing of Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, and John F Kennedy. This is a beautiful song...and Marvin Gaye's version charted here in May 1970. Finally, the hugely underrated William Bell did this tribute to Otis Redding.
  6. Indeed Ben. 3rd of February. My 10th Birthday. I always think of Buddy and the others on my birthday. Your posting of American Pie has got me thinking of old songs..some good, some terrible..which have been used to commemorate rock/pop stars and other significant characters who have left us. Sadly, Eddie Cochran also died far too young, just over a year later in April 1960. Just outside Bristol, UK, a car crash also involving Gene Vincent and Cochran's songwriter girlfriend Sharon Sheely, killed Cochran, injured his GF and seriously injured Vincent.
  7. Yes Margie. A number of local groups I can put them on..though whether anybody will want them is another matter. They could really do with laying to provide an extra 2' width on the drive at the front.. but I really couldn't face that now.. 3 by 2's ought to be banned... ridiculous things.. Meanwhile I've almost finished re-laying the old 2'x2' ones at the back. I'm fairly pleased with the result, though they are uneven thicknesses and pigs to lay level. My daughter, whose house is barely 2 years old, is having a hundred + 2'x2' plain grey flags lifted and replaced with
  8. Meanwhile.. the re-laying of the 'patio' continues.. Slowly. The mind is willing but the flesh is weak. Big day yesterday.. I manouvered all 3'x2' concrete flags away from the area in question. I'm going to have to break them up get them down to the local tip at some point. Today I laid two more 2'x2' pavers. Doesn't seem like much but by the time I've levelled and compacted a bit of ground, then mixed mortar and finally lifted the buggers into place I'm done for another day... We'll get there.. Meanwhile.. my miserable neighbour over the back fence has erected addi
  9. Interesting.... I use Virgin Wines and have had very little delay.. even at the height of the first lockdown. Not tried Laithwaites. Also had some decent wine and nice Italian Deli stuff from Fattoria La Vialla:
  10. You need to bite the bullet and go downmarket... Tesco are pretty reliable here...
  11. Which model is it Loppy? I had a very cheap unbranded tablet which worked well enough until Mrs Col trod on it. So, I bought a Samsung Tab A. I think it was £200 and it does all I need. I mostly use it to control music replay and streaming from my Innuos streamer. So, I can sit in my armchair and access my whole collection of CDs and those LPs I've 'digitised'. I could (but don't) just listen via the Samsung's built in speakers. But mostly I use it to 'pull' music back from the Innuos to nice headphones, or to 'push' music through my hi-fi. But, the Samsung also works well online, or
  12. I use Amazon a lot. Only one item..some Carrot Seeds from what turned out to be a Chinese scammer, never arrived. Couple of quid. Everything else..CDs, Books, Booze, assorted spare parts etc..etc.. has always arrived, and pretty much on time. I can't say the same for the Post Office. One day I found a card through my door claiming 'unable to deliver'. I immediately called the local Depot and said that there had been four people up and about in the house since 07:00 and no reason other than impatience, not to deliver. Lady I spoke to told me the chap responsible was just walking
  13. Tom Waits. Little known in many quarters, but a true genius of an observer and commentator.. Dark humour at its best.
  14. I think the 'jangly' guitar is down to a certain Rickenbacker guitar model. The Byrds used a few different but related models I think.
  15. Not an appealing prospect from where I sit Margie. I really hope it helps you.
  16. Lizzie, I too hope all is well. Do you not have access to test results online? All of my routine bloods etc.. get put up on my personal record via 'Patient Access'. I can see the individual components of the blood tests and the comments of whichever Doc has reviewed them. They usually reduce it to 'Satisfactory Result', or 'Abnormal.. Action Required'..which I think has only happened to me once..when I was having all those presumed allergy issues a couple of years back. Also some, but not all hospital tests, such as abdominal MRI, appear there. At the moment I'm checkin
  17. There seems to be a massive rise in dog theft everywhere. It is no doubt the criminal's response to the huge increase in walking as a pastime, along with the fact that some people seem to think that dragging a dog around with them is a necessary part of walking, so that demand for dogs is very high. Add in the fact that people being at home is drastically reducing opportunities for burglary, so the crooks are looking elsewhere.
  18. I'm on Facebook. As with any other online medium.. it is what you make it. I use it for accessing a few local community blogs etc, and for keeping in touch with a few people, including those on the Nottstalgia Facebook page. Is the question mark at the end intended to convey an Aussie style raised inflection or 'uptalk'? Or did you just mean to use an exclamation mark?
  19. Hi BK, When were you there? I only ever went inside the place once. An uncle of mine was a sort of 'live in' caretaker there at one point. I think it would be early 60s at the latest. We had a family Christmas or New Year party there where we sat down for a meal in a big room. I recall it was freezing in there. At one point we kids all wandered into a room where there was an x ray machine, and on a sort of side table there were several huge square shaped magnifying glasses. They were no doubt used for looking closely at x-ray images. There were several different sizes, bu
  20. Swings and Roundabouts I think. Most jobs up to late 60s/ early 70s were a minimum of 40 hours p.w. Saturday morning was a common requirement, and of course Saturday working went with the territory in retail/hairdressing etc. New year's day wasn't a holiday until sometime in the 70's. I worked with a Scottish bloke who flatly refused to work New Year's Day. They didn't sack him. Then again. 'time and a half' was common recompense for working overtime above basic contracted hours. Also 'Double Time' for Sundays and 'Treble Time' for working Bank Holidays. He
  21. It will never be as bad as Goole... What a ****hole....
  22. I said earlier that Joe Meek had produced the Chris Barber version of Bechet's 'Petite Fleur'. I was mistaken. Joe Meek produced Humphrey Lyttleton's 'Bad Penny Blues'. And Mc Cartney 'borrowed' from the piano riff for Lady Madonna' And here is Sidney Bechet's classic 'Petite Fleur'. Played ..not on clarinet as many think, but on Soprano Saxophone. His power and sense of melody were phenomenal. Peerless.
  23. I think this was Hot Chocolate's third chart single, but it was the first one which registered with me, and it is still my favourite of all their songs.
  24. You do have to wonder though don't you.. Where did all of those stunningly beautiful early 60s girls end up? John Leyton is now 84.
  25. Blame Mick2Me... I did and I think I got away with it.... As for booze and the jab. I've already commented here that if it was a real issue, I reckon the NHS would be shouting about it. but they aren't.