benjamin1945

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  1. Lovely morning......Cats are jumping.....and the living is easy...enjoy this beautiful day......
  2. I know it won't happen now and i know the Bar is fiction.......but if ever i had gone Stateside'' i would have loved to have sat and had a smoke and a drink at this Bar.........
  3. Love a Doctor with a sense of humour..........been suffering with bad 'Stomach pains'' lately first thing in the morning...had a telephone consultation yesterday...the Doc prescribed massaging 'Nurofen gel' 3 times a day..and don't be doing the 'Paso Doble' for a while......lol
  4. I did say ''not a dance venue'' Brew...........but Sunday nights were very quiet and the Barman agreed for us to move a few tables..and what with the 'Low lights' it was perfect.......would have been too busy for anyone to Dance Saturday nights...
  5. . Great memories of this song.........Bodega.. sunday nights about 63/64.....Not really a dance venue back then...however Sunday nights had only a few customers.......and with the right Barman we pushed a few tables back and with right music on the Juke Box plus the right Girls from Carlton...(Trina and Maggie) me and my mate Keith (Columbo) we were in heaven........just loved the old 'Bodega''
  6. What a night...... What a Lady.... What a Year........i was 18 and loving every day of my life........in 63....the Travel......the music....and of course the Girls......
  7. Ey up James.......i worked in Security for the Coop from mid 90s so probably after your time.......We had an office in Broad Marsh and a main one at the back of Parliament street near the steps of the staff entrance.... Last saw Ted Perfect at a coop house reunion about 2010......you may remember the security supervisor June Radford...a real character.......did many Store Detective duties with her....she was 4ft 10in and fearless...now sadly Passed....
  8. Glad i don't get me 'Haircut' in Bulwell anymore.........
  9. No Phil.........after Reg King..but it was at the Albany..my company did the Security......Kirkland was a special guest along with 2 or 3 other famous Boxers......
  10. So sad,,met him once at a hotel boxing promotion in Nottingham,,
  11. BK I Love a Baileys and over the years have had it several ways...always nice with Coffee.....but only in the evening.... Have it with ''Ice'' in Spain...and usually say ''LO MISMA'' after..........
  12. Strangely enough i dont miss Alcohol......loved a drink most nights....in my time ive had periods of drinking Beer..Whisky..Rum..Gin..Vodka...in fact most concoctions...keep saying i'll try a 'Baileys' one night...but not really fussed......... Now if i ever get back to Spain it could be a different story..............
  13. Willie and Julio great pair.......... To all the girls...who've share'd my life...... Glad they came along my way......... The winds of change are always blowing.........
  14. Ive been almost 3 years 'Fagless'' SG.........and still get the craving everyday 3 or 4 times..........sometimes pretend to smoke with one of the Wifes...not lit..flick it up into me gob give it a good suck and pretend to blow the smoke out.(which makes her laugh cos since my OP i cant blow)...while at the same time asking her ''If she comes here often and would you like a dance Duck'' Makes me feel better and lessens the craving....also for some reason watching 'Talking Pictures where they all smoke helps as well.........lol
  15. Wasn't me or anyone else alive today in this country... who 'Colonised'' places or 'Enslaved' people...........tell these people and countries to ''Get off our backs''
  16. Mine also.......very embarrassing when i used to get me Date to put the left indicator back after every left turn .. while i was driving......... Even worse when i asked her to give me a ''Crank start'' on the front at Skegness........
  17. The late great Mrs Mills........believe she had a fairly local connection...........with a Pub in 'Hathern'' just over the border in Leicestershire on the A6.........
  18. Happy days with Happy people....Masons Arms Basford.....Heathfield Arnold road....Park Tavern or Standard of England,, Basford again..50s to 80s......No Hot drinks..No food...No Kids...place filled with smoke and Laughter.... Plus everyone dressed properly.......... Pint of Bitter and a Babycham please Duck...... Cherry? Yes please two.. Thats 10 bob Duck.. TA Duck ev one yasen..... Cheers ,,i'll ev half........
  19. Shippo's grew up on it......nicking a few sips from Grandma's jug on the way back from the Beer-off.......if you were from Bulwell or Basford ''Shipstones'' was more or less compulsory.....with 'Home ales'' a close second..............remember it being 1/6 per pint...or 7 and half P in new money.....eeh they were 't days...........
  20. Early family outing to Skegness....Uncles Aunts Grandparents cousins..all went for the day by train..about 1950........ Me with my Grandad and Uncle Sonny riding pillion........
  21. Can't say i recall him Col, but i only went in the ''Deerstalker'' a couple of times..mid 60s..didnt like MB Beer..much preferred 'Shippo's'' at the Heathfield or 'Home Ales down the Tavern....remember back room of 'Heathfield' where all the old 'Teds'' went......and sang even Danced...always recall 'Dickie Bird'' off Gainsford close on the 'drums'' and a certain 'Stan Lownes' on the ;Mike............magic times......Although it was considered 'Rough' by some..i always found the clients a happy crowd.....who loved a good sing..song...........
  22. Played it afore.........but can't resist playing it again.... Love a woman in a 'Black Dress'.......great memories of the..Commodore..and a place called ''Samson and Hercules'' in Norwich.......back in the 70s...........
  23. You are brave Colly.........Dad always told me........''if you are scared..but still do it...thats when you are brave''............ Got me many a good hiding...lol
  24. Don't miss any Pubs...but miss old friends that used to frequent them........Nowadays only go in a Pub for food and/or Coffee... Don't drink anymore but used to enjoy Wetherspoons in Bulwell in a morning for Breakfast and a catch-up with old mates.....but since the lockdown has ended 2 of my old mates have passed away and one has been Barred...So don't think i'll be going in again........ The one that is Barred ive known since we were both 5 yr olds..........Nicest bloke out...went in most mornings for Coffee and a chat......Barred for taking Photos of