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Gem last won the day on July 2 2017

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  1. No Margie your faculties are as sharp as ever, when Alan died i lost interest but now have started again. Internet signal is a bit iffey so I tend to use it through the night.
  2. Thank you Margie I have logged in many times but never felt i had much to say. I am still living in the North East but now in a very small village called Mugglswick, i was left the property as the only relative of my dad's brother whom i had never met. Google it and you will see what the back of beyond looks like....but the greyhounds and i love it.
  3. Willow's mention of the Old Vic and Cross Keys seems to fit the bill and time scale was 50+ years ago.
  4. The Old Vic seems to fit the bill plus mention of Cross Keys......thank you
  5. I have looked at pics of the Malt Cross and it isn't what i remember. There was a long bar and behind the bar was a staircase that went down to the music hall definitely not on the same scale. As the queen said 'recollections may vary'. I appreciate you checking for me. Gem
  6. Can anyone remember a city center pub with a downstairs music hall...or is my memory fading its an age thing. Gem. It's been a long time since i have posted but that has not stopped me from reading everyone's posts.
  7. Happy new year everyone may 2022 bring better times.
  8. Hello again, i am now more of a reader than a poster these days but i would like to share my good news. My youngest grandaughter has made me a great grandmother for the first time, she has had a little girl named Riley. I hope you all stay well and healthy and enjoy the festive season with those you love. Gem
  9. I used to go to tap dancing classes practiced at home on a blackboard and before anybody asks it was flat on the kitchen floor.
  10. That's a big step up from egg chips and gravy........ which by the way was disgusting.
  11. I have nothing planned for today's lunch so I will serve egg chips and gravy. Maybe putting the gravy in a separate bowl to dip the chips in or is that cheating, if my next post comes from a hospital bed.....I shall find you and extract retribution.
  12. I have had my first vaccination and had no problems but I wonder if the hundreds of idiots who visited my small village over the last two days even know there is a pandemic. Wandering around mainly in groups no masks and gormless expressions, on a day where we would like to go for a walk common sense tells us stay home. Do people think that they won't/can't catch anything so it's life as usual will lockdow ever end. Stay safe all and take care.
  13. Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful messages, especially those about how you coped with the loss of your own mother. Your kindness when Alan died prompted my aunt to say we are like a long lost family getting to know each other knowing we will probably never meet. I hope that this year can be better that the last...Gem
  14. Because of the lovely messages you have sent asking about mum I am heartbroken to tell you that she passed away 30th December being with her at the end gives some comfort. With her death being so close to my auntie I was devastated the last year's that we lived together will always hold lovely memories. She enjoyed Christmas and spoke to family through zoom, due to her age and recent fall the doctor said she was unable to find the energy to go on. Take care
  15. Thank you all for your lovely message I appreciate them very much. Mum had a fall because as she now admits she wouldn't wait 5 minutes. Broken shoulder, wrist and hip she is at home and now doing as she is told. I have help from my daughter in law who has moved in with us for 6 weeks she is a nurse so mum will do as she says. Merry Christmas to you all. Gem