LizzieM

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  1. I realise you were joking BK but wasn’t entirely sure whether Trolley buses went into ‘actual’ Arnold, whereas I lived up the hill towards Mapperley Plains. All the bus numbers changed after I’d moved away Margie, but I never caught the No. 10, was the terminus on Arno Vale Road? I used to walk from home along to the bottom of Breckhill to catch the 25 when I was at Digby College, after leaving school.
  2. Not on the Arnold route in my day BK, to my knowledge.
  3. You wouldn’t have had me as a passenger on your bus Den, I left Nottingham in 1975, not returning until 2004.
  4. Yep RR, that was my mode of transport for quite a few years ....... Long Row, outside Lyons to Rolleston Drive Arnold. Every 20 minutes, last bus from town was 22.50 and if I wasn’t on that my Dad was walking the streets looking for me!
  5. Well it wasn’t CT, that’s what I immediately said when he came back home and told me, but actually it was a card payment, the guy said they didn’t take cash!
  6. Yesterday, apart from entertaining an elderly aunt ...... against Covid rules but a necessary action under the circumstances ..... my husband loaded my car up with various items to take to the council recycling centre on Redfield Road, the only one we’re permitted to use apparently, as City residents. He arrived before they opened the gates and nobody else turned up in the meantime. He asked one of the employees where to put 2 boxes of rubble and was told there was a charge of £8. Who knew that? Anyway, he grudgingly paid up but the guy asked for his postcode and said it wouldn’t cost anyt
  7. Well we braved a cool April evening and sat outside Piccolinos, Weekday Cross this evening and had a very nice meal and drinks. We had dressed appropriately but they’d put heaters by the tables so it was fairly cosy. I doubt we would have bothered to venture out but friends rang last night and asked us to join them at 6pm this evening. Had a bit of a rush to get out as we’d had my elderly aunt round for tea and cream cakes this afternoon. Her two sons, my lovely cousins, brought her over for a change of scenery, even though we shouldn’t be mixing indoors she needed company and a distr
  8. I’m feeling tidy and smug today as I was at my hairdressers this morning and not been since the first week of December so had 3 inches cut off.
  9. Exactly Margie. We have a bus every 3 or 4 minutes into and out of town right from the end of our road. Mind you, in the past year I’ve rarely got on a bus, if I need to go into town I walk. But don’t park on our road Phil, cluttering it up!
  10. Doubt very much if there’ll be anything I want or need in Debenhams this week so won’t be bothering. I feel the same about restaurants and pubs opening tomorrow ...... as much as I enjoy eating out, I don’t want to be queuing and then sitting outside for the pleasure. I’m at the hairdressers in the morning though, that’s something I can’t put off any longer as I’ve not been since beginning of December. My hairdresser popped round on Friday to give me a ‘patch test’ as I have colour on my hair. Apparently there’s a new directive ...... if one has had Covid or a Covid jab t
  11. I had a text msg this morning reminding me of my 2nd Pfizer jab at the Forest next Monday. My husband had his 2nd AZ jab yesterday at the Forest. He was in and out in 5 minutes, ignoring the instruction to sit down in the waiting area for 15 minutes.
  12. Thank God for that! I haven’t watched the soaps since the 1970s and Comedy/Comedians are awful these days, the only comedians I enjoy are Peter Kay (who seems to have retired) and John Bishop (his programme about Beluga Whales has been fantastic and heart-warming). I’m a proud Royalist and in the past few months I’ve enjoyed lots of Saturday night TV programmes about our Royal Family, whilst my husband is watching football or boxing on another TV. However, as much as I admire Prince Philip and feel so sorry for the Queen, I do think his passing has been overdone on the telly and radi
  13. I had a lot of admiration for Prince Philip, it couldn’t have been easy being the Monarch’s Consort for almost 70 years. I feel very sorry for the Queen, she’s lost her right-hand man. Such a shame he didn’t make it to 100 in just a couple of months time. I wonder if there’ll be a State Funeral with the virus still being centre-stage?
  14. Saw about 5000 of those in Aldi the other day RR, they must have bought a container load. How was it? Those Fray Bentos pies are handy to keep in stock, but I’ve never seen this version before.
  15. In my recollection of the street, you’d struggle to turn your bike round n’er mind a car.
  16. Definitely a Loony Left publication CT ....... I read about 2 paragraphs and decided not to waste any more time.
  17. Lucky you Beekay, we should have flown to the USA on May 17th but they won’t let us. Got all our money back though, thank goodness. Still awaiting a refund from a trip we should have taken on 17th March 2020, the first day that borders were closed.
  18. I’m intrigued too BK, having only ‘done’ French and a year of German at school, many many years ago, I don’t know if those letters are Chinese, Japanese, Arabic or Russian. Welcome young lady, give us a clue!
  19. I was an able reader before I started school, it was Janet and John books in my day and I remember Mum gave them to my younger cousins after my brother had done with them. Poor old Chicken Licken thought the sky was falling on his head! Anyone else remember that? I think the first children’s novels I had were ‘Heidi’ and ‘Little Women’. These two books are still in our library, with my name and address written inside the cover, in childish writing! I always had a Rupert Annual at Christmas and then when I was a bit older I had ‘Bunty’ and ‘Judy’ annuals. I was reminded by ube that I reg
  20. I saw them at the Sherwood Rooms when they’d only just come on the scene. We went there to see The Righteous Brothers and were so disappointed when we got there to be told they weren’t turning up. But, wow, were we excited to see this new threesome The Walker Brothers! We even tried to get their autographs, unsuccessfully. Scott Walker had a fabulous voice, I was so in love with him
  21. Depends on their personal circumstances doesn’t it? Half a million is a nice chunk of money to win but some people just don’t want to stop working, not everyone plays golf or has a big garden to look after and the worst thing anyone could do is sit and watch TV all day. That amount would soon be eaten up by going on nice holidays or helping your kids get on the housing ladder.
  22. She’s a fine bird isn’t she, but they don’t seem to be too happy together yet do they? Whenever I’ve gone on the webcam today Archie has been sitting on the eggs from his previously relationship and she’s been on a ledge below the nest box.
  23. We feel as if we've been on this journey with you Ben. So pleased for you
  24. When we lived down south we regularly went to a fabulous Italian restaurant called Graziemille which was part of the ‘Cock & Rabbit’ pub in the hamlet of The Lee, near Wendover. A beautiful, idyllic hamlet of brick cottages and several magnificent homes, surrounding a pretty village green. The reason I mention this is because The Lee has featured many times in Midsomer Murders, the pub being called the ‘Rose & Challice’ in the programme. A lot of the filming has been done around that area, in fact our son’s friend’s house was used during one episode!