Michael Booth

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  1. You only have to look at my message being all over the place to see that I've been away for a while.
  2. I'd like to wish you all a happy New Year. I realise I've not contributed much to Nottstalgia recently but you've always been in my thoughts.
  3. My sister phoned me yesterday and told me that she'd been to see her doctor to get some test results. The hospital tests had shown that she had lung cancer as they'd found a small piece in the lower corner of her lung. I was devastated as I help my wife with her own cancer. My sister then told me that they are going to do keyhole surgery to remove it within a few weeks. The test results also stated that there was no other cancer anywhere so she's very lucky that they caught it in time. It just shows the importance of seeing your doctor when you have a problem and not just thinking it will go a
  4. I can remember the Toyota cars at the City Ground, HSR. Forest have started the season with a new manager and a number of new players. They'll need a little time to gel and I'm sure they'll improve with every game. I don't think they played too bad against West Brom and the two goals against them were goalkeeper errors.
  5. When Lizzie stated that he batted for the other side I thought she meant Derbyshire.
  6. With your sense of humour I think you'll be a welcome addition to Nottstalgia, Amy.
  7. Welcome to Nottstalgia, Amy92. I look forward to reading your posts and sharing your memories.
  8. I will tell you a tale that is true and will once more bring to mind one of Nottingham's forgotten characters. The man in question was the late and sorely missed Albert Gristle. Albert was a dweller in Narrow Marsh during the 1890s when the reputation of "the Marsh" was at its worst. Albert was a man who once seen was not easily forgotten. He had a wooden leg, black and burnished by the elements, since Albert never slept anywhere but beneath God's good sky. He had a black and bushy beard and on his shoulder he had a stuffed parrot. This parrot had been his companion when Albert sailed on
  9. I've been a member of Nottstalgia since 2011 and have always had a lot of respect for Cliff Ton. He's done his job as a Moderator in an unbiased and friendly way when other members became a little confrontational or posted inappropriate content. I'd recently been away from Nottstalgia for a couple of months and when I returned found that there'd been some problems but in all my time as a Nottstalgian it's been a very friendly place to come to share our memories of growing up and living in Nottingham. Thanks for all you do Cliff Ton.
  10. Does anyone else watch Nasa's Unexplained Files on the Discovery Science TV programme? I find it quite interesting and informative. It makes you realise how heroic the astronauts are.
  11. Happy birthday, mercurydancer. I hope you enjoy your special day.
  12. Welcome to Nottstalgia, Graham. I look forward to reading your posts and sharing your memories.
  13. Stavertongirl, loved your post. I haven't laughed so much since the days when I used to read posts from Jill Sparrow regarding her school days.
  14. https://i.imgur.com/mUVLnlm.mp4 A pair of rare multi-coloured blanket octopuses have been caught on camera during a night dive off the coast of Romblon, Philippines. In the incredible high-definition clip, captured on April 5, one of the octopuses puts on a vibrant light show for cameraman, Joseph Elayani, as it glides through the water shifting through the different colours of the rainbow. The rapid colour change is thought to be a reaction to the different light levels from the camera, or as a defence mechanism against would-be predators. The blanket octopus can be seen in the video tra
  15. Welcome to Nottstalgia, C B Hunt. I look forward to reading your posts and sharing your memories.
  16. The Bald Eagle, the national bird of the USA, can reach diving speeds of between 75 - 99 mph.
  17. Hello, Trogg. I've just read your post and see that you're having an op to remove a kidney today. I wish you well and hope everything goes ok for you. When I was in my early twenties I had a pain in my lower back and had it checked out at the hospital. I was told that it was just a cold in my kidney and was I aware that I only had one kidney from birth. I didn't know but was told to just carry on with my life normally and to this day that is what I've done without any problems. I've mentioned this to reassure you that you'll be ok after your kidney op.
  18. Origins of some old “sayings” - 1. In the 1400s a law was set forth in England that a man was allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have 'the rule of thumb.' 2. Many years ago in Scotland, a new game was invented. It was ruled 'Gentlemen Only... Ladies Forbidden'... and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language. 3. Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history: Spades - King David, Hearts - Charlemagne, Clubs -Alexander the Great, Diamonds - Julius Caesar 4. In Shakespeare's time, mattres
  19. It's come as a surprise but if he's chosen to leave Forest then now is the best time to do it. https://www.nottinghamforest.co.uk/news/2019/june/roy-keane-departs/?fbclid=IwAR1f90Sf3VsnFUZ4x-5y3r9wCXpGkTHaFg5pAYboHRN2Wd-s10mEr9lhaY0 https://www.nottinghampost.com/all-about/nottingham-forest-fc
  20. Good news from Forest as they secure a new long term lease. Also, a tough start to the new season but if you want to be the best you have to beat the best. https://www.nottinghamforest.co.uk/news/2019/june/forest-granted-new-long-term-lease-on-city-ground-site/
  21. Yes it is, Margie. I nipped out about an hour ago and it was raining. Thankfully, It's ok now.
  22. https://www.ukpopulation.org/nottingham-population/
  23. It's going well at the tennis in Nottingham. They put the nets up and caught three pike and a roach.