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  1. 6 minutes ago, DJ360 said:


    And yes.. a lot of people have told me that following advice and physio etc., after.. is essential.

    I'll do whatever it takes to get back to being able to walk again.  

    Absolutely essential to do just as you’re instructed Col.  My husband had a total knee replacement a few years ago.  He did the physio and was supplied with an ice contraption that he wrapped around his knee several times a day to reduce the swelling and help the healing process.  He recovered really well and clocks up at least 4-5 miles a day, bit of an obsession really but thankfully he doesn’t expect me to walk every day with him.  A knee replacement is far more complicated than hip replacement.  My Dad had both operations but wasn’t strict enough with his physio (he’d got nobody encouraging him) and neither operations were a great success.  

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  2. My Dad was a very keen rose grower and when I still lived at home I would help him prune the hundreds of rose bushes we had.  He always pruned in early April, so different to Jill’s friend, but always pruned hard.  I do the same with the few rose bushes we have in our garden and they all grow pretty well.

    At our previous house, down south, Dad planted a large bed of roses (probably 3 dozen bushes) for us but they didn’t survive many weeks at all because we had Muntjac deer roaming around and they seemed to like the taste of roses.   We then had this massive flower bed which we filled each year with marigolds, which I can’t bear, but the deer didn’t like them either and left them alone!  


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  3. You’ll get more exact info from Wiki Ian.  All I remember from his early days (in the 60s) was that he’s a Beeston lad and worked in the Birdcage boutique on Bridlesmith Gate and then opened his own tiny shop on Byard Lane, up a narrow rickety staircase.  It was from there that he made me a fabulous pair of navy gabardine wool trousers. I could never buy trousers to fit me properly,  all the off the shelf ones were too short, I wish I still had them.   Surprised you’ve not heard of him, he has shops all over the World and is almost as famous as Robin Hood! 

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  4. They need to up their game Den, despite the Council spending millions on the big house on the rock it isn’t a fun experience for young families.  Our granddaughter is bright and anxious to learn but she was bored in there.  The only display she was at all interested in was all the Albert Ball VC paraphernalia, and that was because I was able to tell her that her Great Great Grandmother knew the handsome brave young airman and then showed her all my Albert treasures when we got back home.  

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  5. 2 hours ago, PeverilPeril said:

    Well I drive the perfect car for my purpose and don't regard it as a banger at all. 2004 X Trail. I can afford a posh new car but grew out of that silliness years ago. :biggrin:

    I wish my husband would grow out of that silliness PP.  He buys a ‘posh car’ every couple of years, usually a 6 month old one, but if that’s how he wants to spend our hard-earned money rather than the tax man having it when we’re gone then it’s OK with me.  Our kids will be fine and even now they don’t think twice about having the best of everything they want.  How times have changed, I wouldn’t even consider buying our children’s clothes from M&S 40 years ago. 

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  6. I agree with most of your comments PP,  our 8 year old granddaughter came to stay for the weekend and we took her to the Castle.  When I booked the tickets online on Thursday there were no slots left for the Cave Tour nor the Robin Hood Experience.  This was disappointing because they are the kind of things that an 8 year old child would enjoy, rather than wandering through galleries.  Never mind, we arrived at our allotted time, moved fairly quickly through the different galleries and did wonder where all the £30 million had been spent.  I did enjoy the Paul Smith exhibition and would have spent more time in there but it wasn’t easy with a child wanting to move on.  I agree that not enough has been made (yet) of the long lost local industries but then seeing as all the Paul Smith items have been loaned to the Castle I assume that at some stage he’ll want it all back, especially the pictures from his private collection.  Our granddaughter enjoyed the Adventure Playground very much so we had a little rest while watching her in there.  
    We’ll go back another day soon, mid-week, when schools are back and without our young un, we might enjoy the visit next time.

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  7. I enjoy watching cricket but didn’t bother watching the ‘Hundred’ this evening.  I’m not in the slightest bit interested in women playing cricket (nor football for that matter) I’ve also got a thing against female commentating on those two sports.  I guess I’m not a ‘feminist’ then?   When I was a kid there were only boys my age on our estate and I played football and cricket all day, every day in the holidays with the lads and I really enjoyed it.  I’ve spent many many days at Trent Bridge and also had a serious boyfriend who was a County cricketer, but I just can’t watch women playing the game.

    Actually, we had tickets for the T20 International at Trent Bridge last Friday but due to the uncertainty of Covid restrictions and possibility of it being rained off we took the option of a refund and have stayed in the Dorset sunshine longer than anticipated.  It’s been well worth it too! 

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  8. 5 hours ago, catfan said:

    A lot of cars ran around with plywood floors too.

    My mini in the 70s had off-cuts of carpet in the foot wells so the road couldn’t be seen through the floor. Did me well though for a few years, I used to drive up to Nottingham from Oxfordshire with a toddler and a baby in the pram-top on the back seat and the pram wheels sticking out of the drop down lid boot, no number plate visible.  Wouldn’t get away with all that these days. 

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  9. Fascinating article Graham, I’ve really enjoyed reading through it and learned a lot in the process.  The Sherwood Police Stations in recent times have not really been proper stations as we used to know. I’ve been back in the area for 17 years and remember on my return to Nottingham an attractive looking station where the Crimson Tree Cafe now stands and after that there was a place below the Sherwood Library that didn’t have any staff …… just a buzzer or something on the outside, to summon assistance.   Total waste of time but that has been a sign of the times in recent years.  Gone are the days when one could go into the local ‘cop-shop’ to report something lost or found and be greeted by a friendly desk sergeant.  


    Just studied the image Stuart.C has posted of the most recent ‘station’ in Sherwood, I think the local force need to employ a sign writer who can spell ‘INFORMATION’ yada

  10. Our neighbour was at Wembley last night with his football mad 8 year old son.  He also took him to the semi-final v Germany.   He texted me today saying the following

    ”It was a total mess, whatever you may have seen in the news, having been there I can say it was actually much worse. Ticketless fans outnumbered those with tickets outside the ground and it was absolute carnage. I’d be surprised if it was less than 10,000 that managed to get in by storming entrances, piggybacking through turnstiles etc. 
    The semi-final was one of the best atmosphere I’ve ever been a part of and I’ve been following England at home and overseas for 20 years. Yesterday couldn’t have been further from the Germany game. 
    There was no getting away from the chaos and this was the worst organised and policed event I’ve ever been at. (His son) was really upset when it was happening but was okay afterwards and we made it home safely by 2.30 am.”


  11. I’ve always thought that vets fees are a rip-off.  It can be argued that the animal they’re treating can’t tell them where it hurts so in many ways the vet has to be more clever than a GP but the vet is also able to play on the owner’s emotions and love for their animal.   Pleased for you that that palaver is over for another year Margie! 

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  12. Dogs know what’s happening before you know yourself.  All our dogs have leapt into the car as soon as they’ve sensed we’re going somewhere.  If we opened the cupboard where we kept the car keys they would go and sit by the front door.  When we were going away for an overnight (or longer) trip the cases had to be snook upstairs to pack whilst the dog was out for a walk.  We miss old Jack and all the other dogs we’ve had but we certainly have less restrictions these days …… except for Covid! 

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  13. A friend of ours went out to get a few bits in his local supermarket in Suffolk last week and then he and his wife popped into Wagamama for a quick meal. Next day he got ‘pinged’ and told to isolate for 10 days.  He was so annoyed, he’s had two jabs and no symptoms but he’s been stuck at home for a week already and wants (and needs) to get to work.  

  14. My sister-in-law had PSP for a couple of years, she fell down stairs (blamed the dog) ended up in hospital where her illness was diagnosed, then eventually into a nursing home.  We visited her several times, which was difficult to witness and it was a relief for everyone when she passed away.  I didn’t like her anyway, and perhaps the feeling was mutual …… but that’s beside the point! 

  15. We were overrun with Magpies when we were country folk like you Phil.   So much so that a farming friend lent us his Larsen Trap to get the magpie population down and save the song birds in our woods.  

    Even here in Mapperley Park we have lots of magpies, pigeons and crows nesting in the street trees. 

  16. I went into one of our spare bedrooms this morning and found a baby bird sitting on the bed, I obviously startled it and it began flying around the room, it looked like a baby Robin but without a red breast. He must have flown in the open back door and up the stairs. Fortunately that room has a glazed door out onto a little balcony and once opened the little chap flew back to momma. 
    I then drove over to Costco in Derby to return an item I bought weeks ago.  As I arrived in their car park I realised I’d not even brought said item with me!  N’er mind I’ll go again tomorrow, I enjoy a wander around there and always find something I have to buy!