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  1. I had a problem with the title of the thread too The A610 goes to Ambergate and is nowhere near the A614 which ends up at Bridlington. As soon as Pete Ford mentioned the Banyan Tree and Philmayfield mentioned the Little Chef I got my bearings straight away
  2. I'm back on my soap box about packaging again. The leader of the opposition bought some individual English pork pies so I thought I'd have one for lunch with a piece of bitey cheddar a pickled onion, an apple and some English mustard for the pork pie. The pie was wrapped in a plastic bag (provided by the shop), a clear cellophane wrapper with a sticker and then a "shrink on" one inch wide plastic band around the pie telling me whose pie it was. Problem with the band was you could not rip it or get it of without destroying the pastry unless you got some scissors to cut it. I wonder which numpty thought that this was a good idea? Why cant we go back to simpler times with just a quick wrap in butchers paper or pop it in a brown paper bag.
  3. You Can't Always Get What You Want - The Rolling Stones
  4. Great song DJ360 From the movie The Thomas Crown Affair, I think it won an Oscar. Another one of those songs where people endlessly discuss the meaning of the lyrics Always On My Mind - Willie Nelson
  5. Some of the gizmos are useful others are more or less gimmicks. As the car gets to the end of the warranty I'll get a new one and someone else can worry about any expensive repairs.
  6. Looks like a Pterodactyl to me Talking of shadow puppets we have a guy in Adelaide called Raymond Crowe who describes himself as an "Unusualist" His shadow puppetry is brilliant. Check out his version of Satchmo's Wonderful World
  7. Just taken our new car in for a service and one of the things they offered was to install Apple or Android car play into the car. I will not have anything to do with Apple based on their early customer model that you had to buy specific Apple cables, chargers or headphones. they lost me as a customer then, similar experience with early Sony products. When we said no the service guys were taken aback and said "but everyone has had it installed". When asked what could I do with it they said run google maps through your phone, why? the car has a perfectly serviceable GPS system. Play radio and music via your phone why? when the car has a perfectly good radio and I can use the USB for music. The car already has Bluetooth connectivity so I can answer the phone. The car converts text to speech so I don't see any added value. The other thing they said was that it alters/changes the way the system works, why would I want that when it has taken months to work out how to get the current one to do what I want it to do. It seems like technology for technologies sake and no I don't want to check instatwitface as I refuse to have anything to do with antisocial media even if it could do that.
  8. What about that famous Russian billiards player...……….. "Inoff the Red"
  9. Jim That song is heartbreaking, it was 21 years ago last week that I lost my mum. It would have been a fitting tribute to her too. I never knew that Ed Sheeran did stuff like that, I shall look at his music in a new light.
  10. MargieH The Britain of the first verse is the one I remember too, the country lanes along the Trent valley, and in north Nottinghamshire, the hills and dales of Derbyshire and the windswept lonely fens of Lincolnshire were all part of my childhood and still evoke memories today. Having spent most of my life down under the rest resonates inside me too.
  11. It certainly does DJ360, I cannot remember when I last listened to a LP from beginning to end. It must have been at the same time I was transferring vinyl to digital too. It is embarrassing to say that I remember the LP it was "The Sound of Music" as the leader of the opposition likes that sort of stuff. Recently spent time transferring from CD to USB as our new car does not have a CD player and at the same time I backed them up to a separate hard drive. I am not a fan of using the phone in the car for music. Having spent the last twenty years of my working life beholden to a pager then a mobile phone, now I am retired I don't want anything to do with them, only there for an emergency, and I have to admit at this moment I don't exactly know where my phone is.
  12. This poem by Dorothea Mackellar just about sums up this country especially verse two The love of field and coppice Of green and shaded lanes, Of ordered woods and gardens Is running in your veins. Strong love of grey-blue distance, Brown streams and soft, dim skies I know, but cannot share it, My love is otherwise. I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains, Of ragged mountain ranges, Of droughts and flooding rains. I love her far horizons, I love her jewel-sea, Her beauty and her terror The wide brown land for me! The stark white ring-barked forests, All tragic to the moon, The sapphire-misted mountains, The hot gold hush of noon, Green tangle of the brushes Where lithe lianas coil, And orchids deck the tree-tops, And ferns the warm dark soil. Core of my heart, my country! Her pitiless blue sky, When, sick at heart, around us We see the cattle die But then the grey clouds gather, And we can bless again The drumming of an army, The steady soaking rain. Core of my heart, my country! Land of the rainbow gold, For flood and fire and famine She pays us back threefold. Over the thirsty paddocks, Watch, after many days, The filmy veil of greenness That thickens as we gaze ... An opal-hearted country, A wilful, lavish land All you who have not loved her, You will not understand though Earth holds many splendours, Wherever I may die, I know to what brown country My homing thoughts will fly.
  13. RR The Trent End looks much different to my last visit to the City Ground in 1975 Three memories that stand out of my attendance in the old East stand opposite the 18 yard line at the Trent End are as follows 6th April 1967 Ian Storey Moore's hat trick against Everton in the 6th round of the FA Cup. I remember Labone clogging Zigger Zagger and I still reckon that Greaves goal in the semi was a mis-hit. Ian Storey Moore is now 75????? 28 October 1967 Record crowd of just shy of 50,000 vs Manchester United 24th August 1968 The fire in the main stand when playing Leeds from my vantage point in the East stand the fire did not look too serious and I was amazed when I saw the footage of the rear of the stand on the news later that evening. Unfortunately I could not afford to go back to see the Reds during Cloughie's glory years. Still reckon that team of 67-68 was the best and most complete team the Reds ever turned out. Still hoping to get back for one last visit. If they get promotion I will try like hell to do it in memory of a mate I used to go to all the games with who died late last year
  14. Keep On Running - Spencer Davis Group Band on the Run Paul McCartney and Wings Runaway - Del Shannon Take the Money and Run - The Steve Miller Band Fox on the Run - Manfred Mann
  15. Songs about food, again my favourite first Fast Food Song - Fast Food Rockers Green Onions - Booker T and the MG"s Bangers and Mash - Peter Sellers and Sophia Loren Banana Boat Song - Harry Belafonte I like Bread and Butter - The Newbeats
  16. RR I was commenting on the fact that you don't see many brewery signs on pubs these days It was Bamber who said
  17. Thanks Bamber, I had never heard that but wonder why I am not surprised that the property developers win out again.
  18. As I said in another thread I took a Google drive around some of my old haunts and it is amazing to see how many pubs and working mens clubs and miners welfares I knew are no longer there. Not many of the pubs I did know have signs showing whose beer they serve, is it because they are now "Free Houses" and not tied to a brewery or that the beer is so bad they are ashamed to advertise it.
  19. DJ 360 here is my effort on guns with my all time favourite first Cows With Guns - Dana Lyons God and Guns - Lynyrd Skynyrd I've Shot Every Gun - Steve Lee Tommy Gun - The Clash The Guns of Navarone - The Skatelites
  20. He who laughs last laughs last
  21. Thanks CT and Stuart, Back then I probably did not even know that Daybrook had a station so unlikely to have been aware of what I was looking at. Just had a google drive along Mansfield Rd from Red Hill towards Nottingham and apart from the Wagon and Horses, the Ram, St Paul's Church, the Old Spot (now The Coopers Brook), the Home Brewer façade and the L&R Morley building very little else triggers memories. Is it me or does the road pass much closer to the front of the Home Brewery building than it used to do?