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  1. Have they all been pinched? That area has a reputation for ATMs going missing, that last remark has no foundation to it, I was just assuming. Must admit it is a bit rough about those parts, well it was when I last drove through, lucky to escape without my wheels going missing while waiting for traffic lights changing, come to thinking of it the amber light never lite maybe the bulb had disappeared too….. We here in damp Sawley by the river Trent and Derwent have only just got an ATM replaced in our local rip off CO-Op, the Co-Op on Draycote road, a gang of thieves took a fancy to it and fr
  2. BUMP.......I thought i would bump this thread as i thought it quite apropriate in the climate I find myself in. Bip.
  3. Will that mean Pete you won’t have as much time as you do now to be on here? Maybe the allotment has Wi-Fi as well has running water, that would be nice. Bip.
  4. What surprises me the most Craig is punters keep on going back for more. The food prices keep on going down but the beer prices keep going up obviously to counteract or to offset the price of a meal. Not been in there lately in fact for several years but when I did last go in, the food was excellent. If I was faced with a beer price of what you say it is I would forgo the drink and have the meal and if I was really pissed off by the price I would make my feeling known and walk out, after all there’s plenty of places to choose from these days… Last night in Basford Hall I paid two squid a p
  5. There were no Christmas’s in our house; maybe that explains why I’m so sick and twisted. Joking apart I remember very little of my Christmas’s apart from the pillowcase at bottom of bed filled to overflowing with nowt I really wanted apart from sugar pig at bottom. There are several I do remember thou, one is when I got an electric train set, a blue and yellow Diesel with several carriages, the track was a loop so basically it didn’t go very far, that soon was discarded with all the other rubbish I got… Bip.
  6. Obviously so Pete and its fun too. There’s a lot of work being done by the environmental agency right at this moment to safe guard my Bungalow from getting wet by a tidal wave caused by a riverbank collapse on the Derwent river. The last time the Derwent burst its banks was last year, the whole of the farmer’s field about me were under water, I couldn’t even take Diezel out to his usual sniff and smell spot. The Bungalow I’m in is built above the last know high tide, there’s at least a four foot gap between ground level and the floor boards, which makes for easy access if central heating pi
  7. Sorry but is the Prisoner maybe fiction but i doubt it was Sci-Fi or did I miss the episode where the space ship landed and took off again, mind you i wouldn't blame it taking off again has anyone walked along the beach at Port Merion like I and Diezel have? I enjoy Voyager and still do, am at moment catching the new series where at the end they get back to earth. Farscape is another Sci-Fi series I enjoyed. Bip.
  8. Didn’t one allow slack in the boats mooring ropes? Bip.
  9. Those last two places you recommend Red aren’t near Redhill or Arnold so I don’t think they will serve Rob 666 for a cheap hearty but satisfying meal out. My recommendation of the Burntstump is looking the favourite at the present. But if Rob 666 is ever over this end of the city I can recommend the White house on Tamworth road, it’s rather a posh looking place but don’t let the palatial exterior or interior put one off, their meals are excellent and they do have a special menu for certain days of the week …example two courses for ten squid, you would be surprise how many pensioners gather i
  10. That’s another who agrees with the General saying of “you get what one pays for. But in your case you must have got a duff pair, one most likely distained for the American market, were they both right footed? Only ask because the yanks drive on the right. The “Hush Puppies” I have, even after six months of ware don’t show any amount or tire ware…. still good tread. I believe once we here in sunny Nottingham had one of those shops down were the Lenton industrial estate is, the last time I passed that way it had gone, there is a Carpet shop there now I believe. Maybe the whole shop from Nott
  11. Old adage beefy mate and one that still rings true even with Japanese goods, “one gets what one pays for’ Please don’t take what I say below as personal, you didn’t mention the price you paid for the shoes….. For many years I’ve been buying cheep shoes, JJs is the place to go if one doesn’t want a shoes that will last your life time, if one leaves one assistance dog outside [that’s presuming one has one] and shows ones bus pass one gets a discount, the discount will vary from town to town, you being a young un I doubt very much if you would, but one can only ask. The only time now I will b
  12. When I read Rob 237 reply to an innocent post of mine I was very tempted to reply stating my case but thought better of it only because if I did I would be accused of ageism, but if you would like to read my first response I can post it. I will let the powers that be sort this one out; I shall let them decide which one of the two posts is more of an insult to whom or as Rob 237 puts it “ vicious provocation to a bona fide innocuous question or my innocuous helpful reply to his…. I’ll say no more because I have my blog to write and now Diezel to bathe. Bip.
  13. Here’s a cracker…….. Q. What did the music teach need a ladder for? A. To reach the top notes……… Q. What doesn’t get any wetter no matter how much rain falls on it? A. Water…… I know not great but that’s the best I can do under the stress that I am under at the moment, I will just have to up the dosage. Bip.
  14. Far from being a local expat I believe the Burntstump Inn, Arnold, do a pensioners special menu on Tuesday and a Wednesday. On a Thursday evening they have a Pensioners curry night between eight and nine o-clock, I have been to the late evening one Thursday but had to leave Diezel tied up outside, apparently they have a strict rule regarding dogs, but a word of warning they don’t take kindly to Zimmer frames. If one is visually impair one may ask for the brail menu. There’s also a dedicated disabled section to their car park which I found very convenient even thou I wasn’t a blue badge