Willow wilson

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  1. I told myself, Slip off your shoes, sit back and close your eyes, then think: warm summer sun, balmy breeze and crystal clear waves gently lapping on a sandy beach
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    Things that pee you off

    That was the attraction of Shippoes.
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    From the Castle.....

    I agree, TBI, amazing architecture on the Jubilee campus. I'm still impressed by it. If there's anywhere that can and should disseminate diverse new and provocative ideas (in all disciplines) it's a university campus.
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    Sheds

    The inside of Mrs WW's car looks like a mobile annexe of our fully cluttered, almost inaccessible shed.
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    A few random photos - 5

    In the late 50s there was a shop named 'Radiovision House' on that corner on the right. As well as TVs and radios they had a good stock of flying model aircraft kits and parts, balsa wood/tissue/motors etc. I bought a kit of an SE5 WW1 biplane, elastic band powered. As well as other balsa wood frame, tissue covered generic types, rubber powered and gliders. I remember having to leave the garage door open when doping the paper on those things, it made me nauseous if I didn't.
  6. Agreed, Col. And also in this version of Misty, the very subtle delaying of some pivotal notes; very engaging.
  7. Definite upvote for Errol Garner
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    How's your day?

    Earlier this week an Extraordinary meeting of the WW Household Domestic Effects, Chattels and Maintenance committee was convened. Item on the agenda; a new house number plaque. Investigations were made using junk mail brochures and on-line sales sites. Mrs WW saw and suggested buying an on-line one at £30. Mr WW insisted that he could make one from items stored in the 'might-need-this-one-day' reserve. It was explained by Mr WW that a suitable wooden background could easily be made with chamfered edges and corners, sanded smooth, suitably stained and varnished and brass numbers attached, all of which were already available at no cost. This was overridden by Mrs WW, who has the authority of two votes. Meeting was adjourned while a £30 plaque was ordered from an on-line site. Report back when affixed to house. The convening of this meeting was in no way influenced by the fact that two neighbours had recently installed new number plaques.
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    Old Streets of Nottingham

    I’ve got a confession to make. My references here to Gedling street should read Boston Street.
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    Interesting facts

    Any ride which goes round anti clockwise is going round the 'sick' way. This was the folklore on Melbourne park play area.
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    Old Streets of Nottingham

    Ian, the picture above titled 'Cranbrook Street 1975' is of Brook Street, taken from the junction with Gedling street, the shadow on the left is of the Salvation Army men's hostel situated on Gedling st.
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    Buses in Nottingham

    Arriving in the Square 10:00am Where the driver works, that brake lever is about an inch from the seat. Don't know how they get in/out Familiar vehicles.
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    Foters Wiv' Motors.

    My submission: Facing camera, centre: Wolseley 12. Parked on the right: Wolseley 10. Parked further up behind that: Ford Y. Behind that; Fordson 7V. Behind that an orson cart and trolleybus. Centre of road Vauxhall 14, (1936-48). Going the other way behind the lorry: Morris followed by Austin 8.
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    Fires

    There were some perks Jill, she had permission to take home some of the mis-shapes and dented tins.
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    Fires

    Good to see you back Ben and in good form. When I was wooing the to-be Mrs WW she worked in a greengrocery shop. Which meant 5 days a week she was out at 5am, down to Sneinton fruit and veg with the boss and load the van up. On the way back stop off at the cash n carry, pick up 2 kerbstone sized blocks of cheese and half a pig. Back at the shop unload it all (56 lb bags of spuds into the display bins) plus apples oranges etc. Then de-bone the pig and separate the pork cuts, ready them for the manual bacon slicer (the type with the big red flywheel on the front). Using a slotted marble tabled cheese slice, cut the cheese into 1lb blocks and wrap them. Then slice enough bacon, ham etc for the day. That done it was about 8:30am, ready to start the days work.