Michael Booth

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  1. Michael Booth

    How's your day?

    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.
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    Origins Of Some Old Sayings.

    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, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase......... 'goodnight, sleep tight.' 5. It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month, which we know today as the honeymoon. 6. In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts... So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them 'Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down.' It's where we get the phrase 'mind your P's and Q's' 7. Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim or handle of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service. 'Wet your whistle' is the phrase inspired by this practice. 8. In 1696, William III of England introduced a property tax that required those living in houses with more than six windows to pay a levy. In order to avoid the tax, house owners would brick up all windows except six. (The Window Tax lasted until 1851, and older houses with bricked-up windows are still a common sight in the U.K.) As the bricked-up windows prevented some rooms from receiving any sunlight, the tax was referred to as “daylight robbery”! Now, there you have the origin of these phrases. Interesting isn't it.
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    Beautiful Nature Photos.

    This is a beautiful photo of a Kingfisher in a flower.
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    Beautiful Nature Photos.

    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 transforming from pastel blues and purples to glimmering reds and oranges. At the end of the footage, a second octopus also comes into view. It is thought to be extremely hard to capture these bizarre creatures on camera in crisp, high-definition as it is rare to come across them in the wild. When threatened, they stretch their arms out, creating a blanket-like silhouette meant to frighten would-be attackers away. They are always in the open ocean—in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, as well as in Info-Pacific waters—and so never rest on the seafloor. They need all the defense they can get. The blanket Octopus is called as Tremoctopus is a genus of pelagic cephalopods,
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    Hello - Shore family, Basford

    Welcome to Nottstalgia, C B Hunt. I look forward to reading your posts and sharing your memories.
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    Beautiful Nature Photos.

    The Bald Eagle, the national bird of the USA, can reach diving speeds of between 75 - 99 mph.
  7. 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.
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    Roy Keane (and O'Neill) leave Nottingham Forest.

    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
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    New Long Term Lease for Forest

    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/
  10. https://www.ukpopulation.org/nottingham-population/
  11. Michael Booth

    How's your day?

    Yes it is, Margie. I nipped out about an hour ago and it was raining. Thankfully, It's ok now.
  12. Michael Booth

    How's your day?

    It's going well at the tennis in Nottingham. They put the nets up and caught three pike and a roach.
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    Car Number Plates

    I went on the Internet tonight and looked at car number plates. 1 MB was for sale at one company for £375, 000 and another company for £381, 916, 67p. I had to smile at the 67p.
  14. This article was in todays Nottingham Post. https://www.nottinghampost.com/whats-on/music-nightlife/nottingham-boat-club-venue-brought-2634836
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    Royal Mail?

    My postman is always happy and cheerful no matter how atrocious the weather is.
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    Things that pee you off

    I also wonder why the McCann's receive so much time and money in the search for their daughter. Over £12 million have so far been spent on the probe since 2007 and it's ongoing. Thousands of other missing children just get a brief mention in the news and are then forgotten about. It was a terrible thing that happened and you have to hope that one day Madeleine McCann will be found alive and well.
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    Global warming

  18. I'd of thought you'd have gone private, DJ360.
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    Old Photos of the Meadows

    Hello, Ian. I've just put an article on the Notts County thread and if you scroll down the page you'll see a couple of photos of Sutton Street. I had a friend called Kenny Markham who lived on Sutton Street.
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    Notts County....

    I've just found this excellent article regarding the history of Notts County FC. There's some really good old photos. Thanks to 'Footymad' http://boards.footymad.net/showthread.php?t=38206582
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    Happy Birthday.

    Happy birthday, trevorthegasman. I hope you're enjoying your special day. Hoping you and your family are well, Trevor.
  22. Michael Booth

    Oldest Football Club.

    Nottingham Forest FC is now the oldest football league club after Notts County FC's relegation.
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    Oldest Football Club.

    People will have different views regarding Notts County FC, mainly through the football (maybe if they'd signed my eldest son when he was a young lad things would have been different, haha. He went with them for a tournament in Holland) but there's a lot more to NCFC than that. When my wife was recovering from breast cancer she received tremendous help from Macmillan Cancer Support and Notts County's 'Football In The Community' which I've attached below. I'm sure that most people are unaware of this and I just hope the new owners of Notts County FC will carry this on. https://www.nottscountyfc.co.uk/community/
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    Brew, Nottstalgia was the first Forum I'd ever joined in 2011 and I'd no idea how to download photos onto the Forum. I'd get into a right mess with it and quite a few members would give me advice. Despite their help I just couldn't get the hang of it and a few times I ended up just leaving an X, as you have done. After a few days it all became clear to me and I couldn't understand why I'd struggled with it. The same will happen to you so I'm looking forward to seeing your photos.
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    Oldest Football Club.

    I don't understand what 'Thar grates' means, Deepdene Boy.