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  1. Disturbing times up on the NTU nest box. Mrs P has not been seen for a couple of days, Archie the Dad has been looking after the 2 eggs, now and again. This morning a Peregrine Falcon has been seen dead in the city centre and another Falcon has visited the next box.  


  2. Good post SG and I can relate to a lot of what you’re saying. I’m pleased I’m not living alone, I talk to myself a lot of the time as it is!   Actually I do mutter to myself when I’m in a supermarket, nobody can see my lips move behind the mask but they might hear me .......

    When the first lockdown started I genuinely expected it to last only 2 weeks (wasn’t that time-scale mentioned at the time?) 

    We’ve lost 2 foreign holidays in the past year and just cancelled one we were taking this May.   However we did get away from Nottingham in the Autumn and spent that 6 week lockdown in our second home in Dorset so it’s not been all bad.

    It was a difficult summer with our poorly dog who was finally put to sleep in September but oh how we miss having a dog around the place.  
    But we must stay positive, we all know people who’ve struggled, been sick with the virus and sadly I personally know 2 or 3 who have died during this awful year.  
    Things can only get better ...... 

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  3. Strangely enough, having been 100% fit all Winter, I’ve been snotty and sneezing all day today.  I’ve only ever had proper Flu once in my life and it was grim, I felt like death for a few days but having watched that Covid programme last night it was nothing like those poor people were having to cope with.  

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  4. I was talking today to a neighbour who got a message the other day about the 40+ being offered vaccines in Nottingham. He quickly got on the website and booked a slot. He thought he was booking for the following day and then realised he’d booked for that same day, in 10 minutes time.  He rushed down to The Forest, got his jab but also found out that the system had lots of vaccines that needed to be used up before their expiry date ...... hence the offer open to the younger age group.  
    Now us oldies are wondering if we’ll get the second dose when due.

  5. There are about a dozen different Royal Mail scams going around at the moment.  I got a text message this afternoon with a link which I clicked on, even though we’re not expecting a parcel.  Up pops a very realistic Royal Mail website requesting £1.99 for re-delivery of a parcel.  Rather than clicking on the link on that I went onto the PC and looked on the REAL Royal Mail website, entered the Tracking No and it wasn’t recognised.  Some people will be taken in by these scammers.  Alarm bells rang in my little brain as we hadn’t had a Royal Mail card in the postbox and how come they’ve got my mobile number?  

  6. 1 hour ago, Beekay said:

    Apparently,  there has been no cases of flu this year !

    That’s because none of us are mixing to pick it up anywhere.  Still plenty of Covid cases though, which doesn’t make sense does it?

  7. I thought exactly the same today Margie.  
    Our ‘difficult’ daughter-in-law sent me a WhatsApp message last night, just as I was going to bed, a news article stating that Marvin Hagler had passed away the other day as a result of the Covid vaccine.  I didn’t respond but I couldn’t get to sleep because I wanted to find something to prove her wrong.  So I googled Marvin Hagler and the first item that came up was an article stating that his wife was denying such an allegation and found it upsetting that people were saying the vaccine was to blame for his death.  I then googled the source of the message d-in-l had sent me and sure enough it came from Renegade Tribune, an American site promoting conspiracy theories, you know ..... 9/11, flat Earth, Covid, anti-vax, etc etc.  

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  8. How sad to find out about your old mate in that way though.  
    Years ago a friend of mine was pressurising me to join Facebook and to be honest I avoided it for a long time because really, deep down, I didn’t want to be found by people from my past!   The experience hasn’t been too traumatic and has actually been rather nice connecting with old schoolfriends especially.  

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  9. I worked in the New Basford factory from 1967 til 1975 and left before the company moved to Blenheim Ind Estate but I did pop in there to see old work colleagues just once.   I remember a lot of names but only Don Waltham of those you mention.  
    I worked for 2 Chief Engineers (Don Joyce then Noel Scott) and then Wally Biggs (Personnel Manager ...... HR these days of course).  Wonder if I knew you?  I really enjoyed working there, lots of fun and banter and all decent people.  Being the only girl in the Engineering Department on the top floor was great, loved it and have really great memories. 

  10. 1 hour ago, philmayfield said:

    There was certainly no rowdiness in the Moon. It was a respectable crowd. The head brewer from Shipstone’s, the chief engineer at Boots, the manager of Staythorpe power station, the local doctor and dentist and me, to name just a few! 

    Obviously the ‘go-to’ place for the local captains of industry then ;)

  11. 23 minutes ago, MargieH said:

    Did I see this photo on Facebook yesterday?  Whenever I see a Berridge photo I think of you Jill

    I’m really impressed with the ex pupils of Berridge, I see so many posts and photos relating to the school on Facebook, makes me wish I’d gone there.  
    I never see anything about the schools I attended, except on their dedicated sites, and even then there’s not a lot of interest really.

  12. I’ve never been in FB Jail but my daughter-in-law has been blocked by them on several occasions and I completely understand why they block her.  She’s a conspiracy theorist, an anti-vaxxer and a Covid denier.  Yes I know ..... it’s a nightmare keeping my mouth shut but I/we do to maintain family harmony.  

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