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  1. Ayup Paul, nice to see you back on here. I haven’t missed you ……. I see you a lot on FB!
  2. Well done Terry, pleased you’re both feeling better.
  3. I think that will be on Queens Drive Margie, alongside the river. I’m surprised Lord Willoughby isn’t offering accommodation for Beekay in his private apartments, he’s a King after all.
  4. There’s a Travel Lodge on Priory roundabout (Derby Road) Beekay. That might be the closest accommodation for you.
  5. I don’t know the answer to that about there being two occasions. I lived in Buckinghamshire in those days and just happened to be in Nottingham visiting my parents so went with my Dad and the kids to join in the excitement! The Torvill shop was not on Valley Road but on a road running parallel and having looked on a map it was probably Scotland Road. We stood on the corner of that road and Nottingham Road so got a good look as the Jeep went slowly round the corner. It was very special to have been there. Nottingham is rightly proud of that talented pair.
  6. It was after their wonderful ‘Bolero’ performance in the 1984 World Championships. I remember that day as I stood on a corner with Dad and my two young sons, we were somewhere near Jayne Torvill’s parents house (shop?) near the ring road in Basford. I managed to get some close-up pics but no idea where they are now.
  7. Margie, I’m going on what a friend told me today that she’d seen something on TV or Internet that one can take a LFT several times in the same day and each time the result can be different. I was relieved ours was negative and wouldn’t have risked having another go at it! Our 19 year old grandson has tested positive again. No symptoms. He was isolating for 10 days in August. This virus is getting ridiculous now, the economy is being wrecked by what is now nothing worse than a bad cold. Will this mean that every time someone has a cold they have to self-isolate? Our sons’ company had t
  8. Yesterday and overnight we were in London with 10 other couples, all old friends, the men have had an Investment Club for the past 24 years and twice a year the WAGs are invited for special events ……. we have a garden party at one member’s Manor House in the Summer and in January we stay in London and pull in a show and meal. Last year was messed up with Covid and this year’s trip was a bit touch and go until the last minute. We all did Lateral Flow Tests yesterday morning before setting off for London , all tested Negative except the member who’d been organising the trip for the past few mon
  9. Poor you Colly! I keep hearing of so many people with the virus and feel lucky, so far, that I haven’t had it. I woke up on Christmas Day with a full-on cold, but no headache. Sneezing and nose-blowing all day but the next day I was perfectly OK, not even a runny nose, when I was thinking I was adding to the statistics. Done a couple of LFT since and am clean. Makes one wonder how accurate they are though. This new variant isn’t bad (apparently) and is little more than a cold.
  10. I often went waterskiing there, on the gravel pits, in the late 60s/early 70s. The waterski club used the Trent around Gunthorpe or Hoveringham but for a change would go over to Holme Pierrepont on a Sunday afternoon.
  11. I got a separate card for my Booster but it’s on my NHS app in any case.
  12. Congrats from me too Ian and your lady wife, I’ve not been on here much in the past week. I trust you had a smashing day.
  13. We saw you @MargieH driving round and round that roundabout this morning! We drove to Milton Keynes yesterday to spend time with the family and came back home this morning. As for the negative comments, I think it’s matured into a pleasant city and a decent area for families. Our son was living in St Albans when they realised a bigger house was needed for their growing family. They couldn’t afford what they wanted in ‘Snorbans’ but could in MK, on a quiet little lane with a handful of individual style houses and a paddock across the lane. There’s a network of cycle paths, lakes, park
  14. We were watching the same TV channel this evening DJ, far better than re-runs of old comedy shows. Can’t brag about ‘knowing’ the Kanneh-Masons but they are near neighbours and we see them all around and we exchange pleasantries! Can you just imagine living in a house with seven kids learning a musical instrument?! It was bad enough when our two were having piano lessons many years ago. I really regret not having lessons at the same time but when the boys packed it in we gave the piano to Wild Willy Barrett when we lived in the same village. The Pavarotti programme was wonderful an
  15. I remember John Landon when he was in The Incrowd and I think his Dad was their manager. Quite embarrassing I have, in my 60 year old Autograph Book, a red and white bit of tape which I’ve written next to it that it’s off The Incrowd’s van. He’s a Faceboook friend btw, but I’ve not seen him for many years.
  16. Calm down PP, have a relaxing Christmas and New Year and you’ll be fighting fit by end of January. Sending my best wishes to you both
  17. Oh dear Mary, that’s not good for you after you geared yourself up for the operation. Hope you don’t have to wait too long to get dealt with. Yes, I know this is more than 3 words.
  18. Pleased you appear to have no lasting ill effects DJ Pleased you appear to have no lasting ill effects DJ
  19. How did I know, within a couple of sentences, that this story would involve those cats of yours?!!
  20. Brilliant old photo of Nottingham Victoria RR.
  21. Mrs B, I think Mrs Lavelle may have been a peripatetic music teacher because I remember the name from Carlton Le Willows Grammar in the 60s. In fact she may have been the cello player who toppled off a makeshift stage during school assembly one morning. We cruel kids thought it hilarious, the poor lady was very embarrassed but fortunately unhurt.
  22. LizzieM


    Did you see Hippo Girl at the Southbank Denshaw?
  23. I’d heard nothing at all about this until I read your post Nonna, I’ve mostly given up listening to and watching the news on TV. I feel I must be living in my own little bubble! So pleased you’ve heard from your friend.
  24. The anti-vaxxer was no doubt a Jehovah Witness too. Hard to fathom what goes on inside their brains.