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Everything posted by LizzieM

  1. I’ve never ever ordered a supermarket delivery, whilst I can toddle out to the local Lidl’s and Co-op or drive to a bigger supermarket I shall keep doing so. As things are at the moment needing a bottle of milk or loaf of bread is a good reason for a walk. I’ve just ordered a treat for myself from House of Fraser though, ssshhhh!!!
  2. I remember the Vulcan flying low over our house in Arnold, the first time was a bit scary, we’d never seen such a big wing span on a plane before. The last time I saw one was at the Silverstone Grand Prix a few years ago. An awesome sight.
  3. We haven’t had anything in the post apart from that purple form. It’s Census Day tomorrow isn’t it? EDIT. Just googled and it’s 21st March.
  4. I don’t think we have that on-line facility DJ but our surgery is really good at following up on tests etc. I suppose I’ll be proactive and phone them on Monday, with fingers and toes firmly crossed.
  5. I went for my eye test a couple of weeks ago, the opthalmologist said my prescription hasn’t changed in the past two years but he saw a small haemorrhage behind my left eye which he said could indicate Diabetes or cause risk of stroke if I have a vascular issue that may have created it. He sent a report to my GP and within days I was called for BP check and bloods taken. That was over a week ago, my BP was really good and I’ve not heard from the surgery at all so assume my bloods were ok. Hope so!!
  6. Wouldn’t really bother me walking through a ‘Knife Arch’ ..... unless I’d just bought a new paring knife, which is unlikely because our cutlery and knives have been good for 45 years! However ..... I rarely go to Asda Hyson Green, I find it intimidating walking past all the beggars sitting outside.
  7. @MargieHI’m just guessing it could be the same person. @ube I don’t think a Mr Wells was teaching at the Grammar School in my days there, 1961-66. He may have taught at the Tech School next door or after I’d left.
  8. Yes I knew he was Mr Bates son, nice that you’ve chatted with him. Did you discover he’s into boating?
  9. There’s a Chris Deuchar on the Carlton Le Willows Grammar School FB page, I think it’s likely to be the same person.
  10. Saw him at The Dancing Slipper way back when. We also had an involvement in The Old Vic on Fletcher Gate, when it was turned into an old-time Music Hall and I think we had him performing there, not sure. We did come up from Hertfordshire when George Melly and Roy Hudd were performing.
  11. I’m already excited for you StavGirl, you’ll be so busy once he arrives. I also envy you getting a pup, we’re finding it difficult not having a dog in the house, having always had at least one dog in residence. However, we always said that when Jack died we were going to travel ...... can’t do that yet though can we?!
  12. Welcome to Nottstalgia Leslie. My Dad was at Cottesmore in the 1930s. He passed the 11-plus (or whatever it was in those days) but insisted on going to Cottesmore because he was a footballer and High Pavement was a rugby school.
  13. I saw Hot Chocolate at Intercon in the early 70s, Errol Brown did have a great voice ..... passed away in the Bahamas 2015.
  14. I have a drink most nights to celebrate still being here. A piece of useless information if you ask me!
  15. Just read that one should refrain from drinking alcohol for 2 days prior and 2 weeks after the Covid vax. Well that’s me shot then ...... they should have told me a month ago before my trip to the Forest!
  16. Are you brave enough for the jab Jill? A friend of mine has had the Swiftqueue link open permanently on her computer for several days in anticipation and the age range changed to 60+ at 9am this morning. She’s off to the Forest at 6.20 this evening.
  17. We’ve just had a holiday to USA cancelled, should have gone on 11th May, which sounded very feasible when we booked it in November. Feeling really fed up with this Covid lark now, the last holiday we had booked was to take us to Miami on 17th March last year, the day all flights to USA were stopped. It’s not meant to be ....... We can’t even go to our place in Sandbanks for at least another couple of months.
  18. That was in the days when we thought it would never get over here, who’d have thought?
  19. Poor lad, so young to die. He came and disappeared before I joined Nottstalgia.
  20. The bar we used to go in was upstairs and I really don’t think it was that one, it was probably the one downstairs at the back, bet someone on here will remember Mary
  21. I’m beginning to realise that my memory is failing me. I used to frequent The Flying Horse regularly, always the pub to go to before moving on to a club, Hippo, Babel, 99. Met my husband in there in 1972 too, it was his lucky day. I remember one of the bars was ‘Goose Fair Bar’, at least I think it was ..... like I say, my memories are a bit fogged! That may be what Mary is thinking of when she mentions the fairground horses?
  22. Was reading about the dog-napping of Lady Gaga’s 3 French Bulldogs in Hollywood and the $500,000 reward she’s offered for the safe return. What was interesting is that French Bulldogs originated in the UK and were very popular amongst lace makers in NOTTINGHAM.
  23. Moz, didn’t Gary Sobers have something to do with a club on High Pavement, may have been in Commerce Square I suppose, I just have a vague memory of it. I know that a certain friend of ours will have more information, have you asked her?
  24. My sons are christened Nicholas and Andrew, we felt they were good strong names that were acceptable shortened to Nick and Andy. Andy has been known as ‘Dodge’ to his mates since he was about 10 years old and I’m told (and hope) that came about from his school rugby abilities ......
  25. Sounds a fun environment Mary, are you sure you were Snow White?!!