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  1. I am a big supporter of the monarchy and greatly admire the Queen and old D of E.  I certainly wouldn’t want the life they have had to lead, in a goldfish bowl. They can’t have a ‘slob day’ like the rest of us, every day they’re in the public eye, the senior royals do far more than cut ribbons and wear the regalia that history dictates, they have so many unseen duties to deal with.  The pomp and pageantry is a wonderful spectacle to witness and no other country in the World can do it as well as us.  I agree that the extended family are just hangers-on but I think they no longer receive much support from the Civil List.

    As for Harry and Meghan, I used to really like Harry, a good lad, bit of a rogue but genuinely likeable. He had some some lovely girlfriends who could have dealt with the royal role but instead he hooked up with Meghan who thought she could change him and his life.  It looks like she’s achieved that after the fairytale wedding and making sure her feet were well and truly under the Royal table by giving birth to his child.  When they got married I gave it 5 years max, looks like I’ll be wrong now that there’s another baby on the way.

    my favourite columnist, Littlejohn, wrote this week the following that captures perfectly the hypocrisy of the pair of ‘em.

    “Publicity-shy woman tells 7.87 million people that she’s pregnant’

    The next day “Publicity-shy couple to tell all to Oprey”

    Would we be better with a President? 
    Certainly not in my opinion, but long live the Queen, I’m not convinced that Charles could be such a brilliant Head of State.


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  2. Well done Brew, you’ll feel so much satisfaction when the room is fully completed.  
    We went through similar upheaval before Christmas but had people in the do the hard work, which included new parquet flooring and decorating. Two months on, we still haven’t got everything back in the right place and can’t actually find quite a few files etc.  But after almost 12 months of lock-down and brain stagnation we don’t actually care!  The plus side was that we got rid of (shredded) bins full of old bank statements, utility bills, insurance documents going back to when we moved to Nottingham 16 years ago.  A lot of satisfaction doing that too. 

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  3. Well alright then, seeing as we’re all admitting to having horrible things wrong with us in the past ....... I had scabies many many years ago, so long ago I can’t remember much about it. I think I had really itchy patches on my hands between my fingers. The GP decided it was scabies and prescribed some stuff to put in bath water and said we ALL had to go through a soaking procedure for 2 or 3 days, even though my husband and the kids hadn’t got it.  Where or who the hell I got it from I have no idea but it cleared up within a few of days.  

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  4. It will never be known why this couple ended up in dangerous flood water, it can only be assumed they were disorientated because nobody in their right mind would even venture down that way in those conditions. Very sad. 

  5. OMG, this comment reminds me of Edna ‘the original inebriate woman’.  A neighbour who lived opposite us when I was a child in Arnold.  She had the biggest dark ‘wheels’ on her lower legs from sitting on top of the fire.  This childless couple had a pair of Lassie dogs that they bred but they drank heavily as well.   She passed away at a young(ish) age sadly but he kept going for a few more years, during which he knocked our garden wall down while drunk. I got home one afternoon and found him attempting to re-build the wall, oh dear!  When he heard I was getting married he assumed he was invited, my parents were mortified, worrying about how he would or wouldn’t behave if he attended.  However, very sadly he’d lost his driving licence (what a surprise), been drinking a mile or so from home and staggered into the road (on Mapperley Plains) and was killed, just before our wedding.  A sad story. 

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  6. 6 hours ago, Stuart.C said:

    I won't be booking untill I've had the letter.

    They tightened up a couple of weeks ago on the checks after non healthcare and underage people were booking through the Healthcare workers link which doesn't have age limits on it and doesn't ask for proof of eligibility.



    You’re obviously not a rebel Stuart ...... where’s your sense of adventure? If you wait for your letter and eventually get 3 (like many of us did) will you make 3 appointments?   I didn’t take my letter because I hadn’t received one but I did take my NHS card to prove I was me.  Still, it’s not a big issue, if you want a jab you’ll get one eventually. 

  7. The cameras are out to get you down there Beekay.  A young man delivered my husband’s new car last week and 3 days later we received, in the post,  a Penalty Charge Notice ...... he’d driven our car in a Bus Lane ‘Canal Street near Greyfriar Gate Eastbound’  

    Just a few days before I’d heard that a friend got a fine in the same place.  
    I never need to drive around there but I’m now very aware of the financial penalties of doing so!! 

  8. You don’t need to have received the letter Stuart, I’d already had my jab before I received THREE identical letters from the NHS.  All you have to do is go on the Swiftqueue website.  
    I heard they’d lowered the age limit at the Hospital hubs today, I told a couple of friends straight away and they’re booked in for this Thursday, they haven’t had letters yet either.  

  9. I never saw The Supremes in their day but did manage to see Diana Ross at the Arena a few years ago.  What a Diva she is! 
    Mary Wilson was a lovely lady and had great talent.  A friend of mine (gay) has seen her perform at Butlins in recent years and been on stage singing with her, even posting a video of it on social media.  Today he is absolutely devastated.  
    We seem to be losing so many stars recently, performers who meant so much in my teenage years.   It’s a sign of ageing I suppose.  RIP Mary

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  10. That sounds a bit cold Ian, what’s that in real money?  The coldest I ever remember experiencing here in the UK was -17C probably 30+ years ago when we lived down south. 
    Our grandchildren are in Czech Republic at the moment, going to school in -11c.  Thank goodness we don’t get such extremes in Nottingham.