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  1. Here's one from my little museum of 20th century tat, Ian.
  2. So there I was, dressed in Sandals, socks and underpants - as you do (I draw the line at the knotted handkerchief) - sitting in my sun chair outside the polytunnel on a warm Sunday afternoon when suddenly there was a rather zippy tearing sound as the chair base gave way and I was unceremoniously dumped on the ground between the frames of the chair - ouch! In order to extract myself It was necessary to grab hold of the fabric chair arms to heave myself back up through the framework but alas......another large ziiiiiip and the arms also tore away from the frame. This left me, knees up to my chin
  3. Indeed it is, Stuart but sadly the photo I'm looking for was taken from across the other side of Mansfield Raod looking straight at Wings bike shop. So it was in the opposite direction from teis angle. I think it ws originally on Picture the Past but doesn't seem to be there now. my school fried lived in the house, fourth door down. I lived on the terrace to the left out of view.
  4. Not that one Cliff. It was a frontal view of the mootorbike shop, taken from across Mansfiled road.
  5. Looking for a picture of Wings motorbike shop at the bottom of Morris Street/Mansfield road, Daybrook. Can anyone help, please? There were some images on here from Picture the Past but I can't getthem to display.
  6. Julie is looking forward to fish in parsley sauce for tea. I took my eyes off the cat for five minutes.....Wonder how she will like the beans on toast?
  7. Hope your second opinion is more positive, Brew. Good luck.
  8. So, had the hare stew in a thick red wine sauce last night and there's still some left for my dinner today. Luckily, I am on my own here when it comes to eating road kill! 'Er indoors simply won't touch it, so there's more for me. The loin I had as a pan fried starter.
  9. I love the sound of Feral Mixed Grill! Yummy.
  10. Cycling along in the dark this morning nwondering what to cook for the evening meal when a van overtook me and WHAM! Hit and killed a big hare! Menu sorted!!
  11. [Seen elsewhere, author not credited] The outside toilet. In deep midwinter freezing cold, Walked down the path, feeling bold, Needed to go, just couildn't wait, But the wind and rain would not abate. Those powdered walls that made you white, If you should touch them out of fright, When a big black spider came to greet, As you sat upon the cold, hard seat. The sunday paper cut in squares, Waitng to cut your derriere, Hung from a nail on the wall, Something to read whilst in the stall. Alas,
  12. Oztalgian: All footpaths are marked in Kms here in Scotland, whereas roads still use Miles but I don't know why footpaths are Kms - unless the EU paid for some of the signage costs?
  13. If an Admin see this, could you please amend "Nonn" in the title to read "Non". I don't know how.
  14. Black Magic as was: Black Magic today:
  15. Now that the Tories are back in control I have to rethink my Christmas plans: I reckon it's time to join a "Chirstmas Chocolate Club" if I'm to have any hope of a feast next December!
  16. Starter for ten: A 1950s children's Christmas chocolate smoker's gift set - DEEP JOY!
  17. PP: There's a myth that the duke, bloody Englishman, gave orders to clear out the crofters from the estate and replace them with sheep. The truth is that it was his Scottish wife that ran the Sutherland estate and her henchman, Scotsman Patrick Sellar, was the bastard that burned peoples homes to make sure they couldn't return. You may have seen the 100ft high statue of the duke on top of Ben Bhraggie in Golspie. For many years there has been a campaign by nutters to have it demolished. He looks out over his house and the sea. The detractors claim that he is "Turning his back on the estate an
  18. Theya re all low resolution Barrie. Anyrode miduck, you could copy and paste or right click and "save as" or "copy image address".
  19. PP: The Duke of Sutherland was English. He was the Marquis of Stafford and made millions from coal. He even opened two mines in sutherland bu tteh coal was poor quality and didn't steam well enough to power his factories and so the venture was a failure. I did watch the programme last night and gave it a score of 1/10 on the media review panel. It was poorly presented, badly edited and contained some questionable information.
  20. Col: I used to go caving in Yorks and Derbys 40yrs ago but the only caves I have been in up here are 'Smoo Cave' in the far north and 'The Bone Caves' in Assynt. With an entrance cavern around 150ft high, Smoo Cave is known locally as the Cathedral. Tourists can take a seasonal boat trip into the entrance caverns but the main system is blocked by an ancient fall, currently under investigation by archaeologists. Evidence of fires inside the cave has been found and it caught their atteniton. The cave system in Assynt is said to run for many miles and possibly connect with Smoo in the north. Exc
  21. Out and about in central Sutherland at Forsinard, Garvault and Syre: Ben Klibreck Hills around Garvault Red Deer stag More of the blighters Dubh Lochans at Forsinard. Translates to small black pools RSPB viewing platform at Forsinard reserve. Island in a loch Travelled along this road from Kinbrace to Syre for over an hour and saw not a single other vehicle or person
  22. Went out into deepest, darkest Sutherland today. The bad news is that there will be photos tomorrow in "Out and About With Compo".
  23. Have I aged wel? Well............