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  1. Totally agree with you Chulla, I always think that poems should rhyme. Rhyming takes more thought, creativity and time to write.
  2. Just a reminder the paper £5 note ceases to be legal tender after May 5th so if you've got any hidden under your bed or, in a savings box (especially children's one's) then get them spent or banked by 5th May.
  3. Hi Margie,, No I'm not a rapper by any means. Glad you like it. I wrote it some years ago for a nurse I used to talk to everyday on the bus. Here's another about nurses I wrote.. ANGEL IN DISGUISE Being a nurse you have virtue Thinking of others instead of you You certainly are a Special breed Caring for others every need Without the hint of a grumble Should make others feel humble Working long hours both night and day For little reward in the form of pay I hope everyone will recognise YOU are an angel in disguise
  4. A NURSE'S LIFE Nursing people back to health May not give me untold wealth But I love my job very much 'cos with reality I keep in touch Most patients they do appreciate Their symptoms we try to alleviate But there are some characters - believe me Come on a trip around a ward and you'll see You will always find a Casanova Who thinks every nurse is a pushover So it's satisfying to see him cringe When taking blood with a blunt syringe! Then we have Mr Know-It-All Who's had every op, large and small But the only theatre in which he's been Has
  5. There is a book titled "Battle Of The Flames (Nottinghamshire's fight for survival in WW11) by David Needham, published by Horizon Press. Included in it are details of the bombing, lots of photographs and a list of fatal casualties. I have had the book for a number of years.
  6. People on t.v. (mainly reporters) who can't talk about or describe anything without waving their hands and arms all over
  7. Yes most certainly it was a good hour's t.v.
  8. Radio broadcaster Brian Matthew has died. I'm sure most of the members here will have heard him inn the radio including "Sounds Of The Sixties. R.I.P. Brian http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-39541162
  9. There are lots of I Spy books including ones for grown-ups. I noticed there are several relating to the road and street so you maybe right Fly. https://www.whsmith.co.uk/search/go?af=cat1%3Abooks&w=i+spy
  10. There's an article in the current issue of the Bygones paper about Local Dialect
  11. I think you'll find he was born in 1946 and therefore I don't think he'd been at school past 1964/5
  12. There's a programme on BBC4 tomorrow night (Monday April 3rd) at 9pm called "Roof Racks & Hatchbacks; The Family Car" about family cars from the Morris Minor to the Ford Cortina. I'm sure for many of us it will evoke memories of our younger years.
  13. A very sad loss to the music industry and someone many of us will remember. R.I.P. Chuck
  14. Quack Noise that a duck makes Slang for a doctor
  15. Many years ago "BBC English" was "the thing" but these days the words and phrases heard on the TV are very different.
  16. On Wednesday March 15th at 9pm BBC4 have a programme called "Pedalling Dreams : the Raleigh Story". It is rare archive film telling the story of the company.
  17. A new cave has been found in Nottingham http://www.nottinghampost.com/new-cave-is-discovered-under-nottingham-city-centre/story-30183098-detail/story.html
  18. Article about Light Night http://www.nottinghampost.com/nottingham-light-night-2017-your-ultimate-guide/story-30114815-detail/story.html
  19. TIP Empty Money given for services Practical advice End of something such as pencil or mountain Overbalance as in Tip Over
  20. TICK:- Noise made by a clock Mark written if something is right A parasite On credit Fabric stuffed with feathers
  21. Actor Sir John Hurt has died. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38778145
  22. Check this out for details http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/lightnight
  23. Sock:- Garment worn on the foot The insole of a shoe Hit someone
  24. Yes Fly it'a a fascinating book.Glad you like it.
  25. Here's a link to the book http://www.thehistorypress.co.uk/publication/nottinghamshire-place-names/9780752448886/