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  1. I fear this wearing of masks malarkey is affecting my mental health. I’ve started talking (muttering) to myself when I’m out, mainly in supermarkets. Nobody will see my lips move but I’m hoping nobody hears me chuntering, making insulting comments about fellow shoppers, reminding myself what I need to buy ....... bit worrying really! I know I’m not alone with this problem because I admitted it to my best friend the other day and she said she does the same! Anybody else ready to confess?
  2. I’ve only been to a couple of Catholic weddings and almost fell asleep during both, the services did drag on a lot longer than CofE weddings.
  3. I remember Ben telling us about ending up in a car in a river some time ago ..... tell us again Ben! In the early 70s, before we married my future husband lived near Banbury. One night when he’d been up to see me mid-week he was almost home, about 2 am, and drove through a ford in Cropredy, But this particular night there was a lot more water than usual. His car stalled in the middle of it and wouldn’t start again. He decided to recline his seat and go to sleep! A few hours later he woke up, turned the ignition key, the car started and he was on his way. Very lucky outcome. He’s been mo
  4. Witch may be the right spelling Ben, we don’t really know what they’ve injected us with
  5. He was a lovely old man, very inspirational. Such a shame that he’s passed away but at that great age it’s difficult to shake off even minor ailments. RIP Sir, you will go down in history and remembered forever.
  6. I’ve had my views since last evening on this too, hope the ‘witness’ to the vehicle entering the river has been thoroughly interviewed. It’s strange they haven’t even found a car, nevermind a body after all these hours of searching.
  7. Good one Dave. Hey did you have your Covid jab yesterday at the Forest? There was somebody who looked a lot like your profile pic in front of me in the hour-long queue.
  8. Today was my best friend’s 70th Birthday. She lives in the Lace Market so I drove into town and then we walked (socially-distanced of course) through town to Broad Marsh to Carrington Street, down onto the canal towpath, along to Sainsburys, had a coffee at that retail park and then back along Castle Boulevard and back to the Lace Market. It was the most depressing walk imaginable. Nobody about, all the shops closed and everywhere so quiet. Must admit this is getting to me a bit now. We got a new car today though, a bit of brightness I suppose!
  9. Quite right too Katyjay. According to the local TV News, 6 hours later a car hasn’t been found yet, nevermind an occupant. All those Emergency personnel putting THEIR lives at risk too.
  10. Someone’s just phoned to say that there’s something on The One Show tonight (now) about Dave the Cockleman, (him with muscles).
  11. I agree Phil, I don’t buy the genuine ink cartridges for our HP printer anymore, but my problem presently is that a couple of the colours are almost empty and also the printer was playing up a bit a few weeks ago, although it’s ok at the moment. I know it will suddenly stop printing when just one ink is empty. Do I get a new printer and throw away the unused full cartridges I have in the cupboard or order a new set of inks and hope the printer continues. I’m pleased I don’t have anything more to worry about than printer inks though! And another ink issue for me, our printer in Poole will
  12. We expect regular updates from our man on the ground Mr Phil. I read that a body was discovered at Stoke Bardolf yesterday, it’s all happening down on the river. My husband decided to go down to Fiskerton early this morning for a walk, he got there ok but couldn’t follow the riverbank as he normally does due to flooding.
  13. Definitely wish him a full recovery, the man’s a hero.
  14. Yes, Boris sent me a message earlier about poor old Tom. Wonder where he picked up the Covid virus, can’t imagine he gets out to Lidls these days. I would think he’s had the vaccine already, which begs the question .......
  15. I believe if you have the Pfizer vaccine (as I did today) they insist you sit around for 15 mins in case you get an adverse reaction. My husband had the AZ vaccine 10 days ago and was able to leave immediately. Makes you think dunnit?!! Despite all the waiting and queuing at the Forest site today I’ve just read on the local paper website that there are available slots today and just turn up if you’re over 70. I think they have so many doses of the Pfizer out of the freezer and either have to use them up during the day or throw them away.
  16. Been for my jab at the Forest this morning, what an utter shambles! Arrived 1 minute before my appointment time and got my vaccination 55 minutes later. All that time I was hanging around outside in the cold. I appreciate that everyone working there is a volunteer but it was awful. Situation isn’t helped by people arriving half an hour early. Advice to anyone going to that site is wrap up warm and pray it doesn’t rain or snow.
  17. I too love Billy Ocean, the Rasta kid! Saw him at the Concert Hall a few years ago, he put on a good show. My husband saw him in Kingston, Jamaica where he gave a free concert for charity. I’d pay to see him again if he comes back to Nottingham.
  18. Oh no SG, I’m so very sorry to hear your news, that’s terrible for you. My heart goes out to you, I know just how you’re feeling right now having lost our little lad only a few months ago. He’s got no discomforts now and he’s flying high with his brother, they’ve both had a wonderful life thanks to your love for them. Take care and know that this little Nottstalgia community are very supportive especially during our sad times.
  19. As you now realise, those of us who have used the Swiftqueue website have not queue-jumped but instead have got in there to make sure we get the vaccine as soon as possible. As I’ve already mentioned today, I’ve had 2 letters prompting me to book the jab. Yesterday I told a neighbour about Swiftqueue and he got straight on and booked himself and his wife for next week, and then today he received THREE letters for himself and one for his wife asking them to book an appointment! A friend who runs a Facebook site for members of the 60s Dungeon Club posted the ‘over 70s vaccine’ info the o
  20. This morning the postman delivered two identical letters, dated the same day from the same place (Swansea), inviting me to book a Covid vaccination appointment. I've been booked in since Wednesday and will be down on the Forest Sunday morning for my jab. The same thing happened with my husband. He'd already had the jab last Friday before he received two identical letters. I wouldn't want to be in charge of delivering millions of vaccines but this is just a waste of money.
  21. Sorry to hear about your lad SG, I’m sure it’s a worry for you to be told he has a heart murmur, however years ago the vet told us our little Jack had a murmur (he wasn’t put on any medication though) but then a long time afterwards a different vet couldn’t hear or see a problem. We assumed he was just stressed at the time. The price of puppies has gone sky-high during lockdown, they’re a luxury item these days! I don’t think we’ll have another dog, I’ve decided we’re too old ........ or will be in a dozen years time when a dog would still need exercising. In any case, we always sai