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40 minutes ago, philmayfield said:

Bulwell has an immigration problem? What’s the attraction?:(

 

Lovely people salt of the earth,,friendly,,down to earth,,tell you stuff to ya face,,don't pretend to be rich,,Ay-up mi ducks all over,,if you want to fight no problem,,all ways somebody to lend you a tenner,,mind you if you do'nt return it on time you could have a problem,,......when we had the business most of the staff were from Bulwell,some great characters,,and the ones i sacked still greet me with affection ,,great old buildings,,a lovely river setting,,Market 2 days a week,,as catfan said,,good transport into City and beyond,,bus and rail stations,swimming baths,,two local lovely Parks,,Kentucky,,Mcdonolds,,Tesco,, Lidl,,Morrisons,,still a few little private retailers,, 3 Doctors surgery's,,2 Dentists,,3 Barbers,,Free Parking,, all my family originated there,,not a bad un among un,,      what more can i say Phil,sell up in your leafy lanes,come and join us...........if you got the bottle...........lol

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Couldn't have put that better mesen !

I reckon Ben you are a closet estate agent.

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1 hour ago, benjamin1945 said:

 

Lovely people salt of the earth,,friendly,,down to earth,,tell you stuff to ya face,,don't pretend to be rich,,Ay-up mi ducks all over,,if you want to fight no problem,,all ways somebody to lend you a tenner,,mind you if you do'nt return it on time you could have a problem,,......when we had the business most of the staff were from Bulwell,some great characters,,and the ones i sacked still greet me with affection ,,great old buildings,,a lovely river setting,,Market 2 days a week,,as catfan said,,good transport into City and beyond,,bus and rail stations,swimming baths,,two local lovely Parks,,Kentucky,,Mcdonolds,,Tesco,, Lidl,,Morrisons,,still a few little private retailers,, 3 Doctors surgery's,,2 Dentists,,3 Barbers,,Free Parking,, all my family originated there,,not a bad un among un,,      what more can i say Phil,sell up in your leafy lanes,come and join us...........if you got the bottle...........lol

There used to be a rather good grammar school on Highbury Road where I spent seven years of my life so I do have some claim to residency. Daytime only of course - it wasn’t a boarding school! Here we’ve  got no shop, no bus service, a mile to walk to the station. We do have a nice old church but I’m not a member, we have a nice pub, but beer gives me gout, so I’m not paying silly money for soft drinks. We do have a nice river, the Trent, ten minutes walk away and we do have picturesque countryside. Southwell, with all its attractions, is only ten minutes away and Newark is twenty. I’ve lived round here since 1962 but still don’t feel a true country person - still an incomer. We’re just a commuter village now. All the old country characters have gone up into the sky - or wherever they do go.

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Fair enough Phil,,its whatever we get used to,,and i do think your area is lovely,,just not for me i suppose,,ive lived in area's similar,,and still visit my ex wife in one of them,,she loves it and talks Posh now,,i have to keep returning to remind her of Bulwell..........i know she likes it really,,......still calls me Darling when others are about,, then when they've gone gives me some right proper speak.........bless her..........lol

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6 hours ago, DJ360 said:

My new GP Practice:

 

http://www.garswoodsurgery.co.uk/

 

A far better website than my previous Doc's too.  Loads of useful info .. and GP earnings are there for all to see.

 

My 'nominated' Doc is the lovely Dr Anna.. pictured.

 

 

 

Back in the 'dim and distant', I used to go to the surgery in Boowul. The one along main street. I think the building is stil there, between the 'Monkey', and Merchant Street.  IIRC it had a double bay front and  a low wall where railings had been cut off. ( Wartime thing?). The Docs I recall were Murray, Reid and Stilman.  Probably last went there about 1967.

 

Odd, because looking now the double bay with the low wall is Shelton's Solicitors and there's a 'Springfield Medical Centre' next door.  Maybe they moved.  Maybe I'm confused ( Surely not Col!!!  )

 

https://www.google.com/maps/@53.0035435,-1.1952196,3a,60y,335.96h,91.76t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sa9Vf3-yqwkyo-23Tr8ynzg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

 

Oh well...

 

Col

Dr Stillman was my Doc til I got rid quick. Trying to get a sick note was like asking a Scot for a loan..................No bleddy chance ! he was an ex army Doctor !

I changed to a Scot, Dr Miller an outstanding Dr truly top notch. I think Mary 1947 was his receptionist at one time.

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3 hours ago, nonnaB said:

Our Dr is on first come first served. He did try to organise a ticket service but found people were going to the surgery early taking a ticket then  going to do their shopping or whatever. Returning late and insisting they go first. It only lasted a week.

When I've visited Italy, I noticed that the concept of a queue is alien to Italians. It's a British thing really, waiting your turn in an orderly manner!

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As I see it, Bulwell ceased to be the self contained town of old in the late 60s/early 70s when the 'powers that be' decided to expand the population massively by developing areas such as Seller's Wood, Snape Wood etc.  Add to this the extra populations close by in Bestwood/Bestwood Park/Rise Park and you start to see the problem. 

As I understand it, most of the new population came from other areas of Nottm, where slum clearance etc., was creating a need for new housing.  In effect, Bulwell became a 'New Town', in all but name...where an existing and often ancient residential settlement was used as a 'nucleus', for a much larger development.  I see it as a rather less drastic, but similar creation to Skelmersdale in Lancs, Winsford  in Cheshire, Runcorn in Cheshire, etc.

 

That said, Basford, Arnold, Radford etc., have all had their own share of 'development'.

 

In many ways, I'm pleasantly surprised that the Boowul 'spirit' has survived as well as it has.

 

 

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Considering Ben's and Phil's comment s on the virtues of a small town Bulwell in comparison to living in the country. There is good and bad in both. I lived close to Bulwell and although never used to visit it regularly I cant say that I "know" it very well  so cant vouch what its like living there . We are all different and I for one love living in the country. We live in the middle of grape vines surrounded by other fruit trees and in the evenings we enjoy the sweet smell of lime trees which are in abundance here. Its quiet apart from the summer when there are loads of tractors around and also for the vendemmia when the roads smell like a brewery. We have fields opposite where sometimes we have cows grazing. Yes we need a car to get into the village and we can walk there if we feel the necessity to walk which will take about 35 mins.

We have 10 restaurants , 6 bars, 2 chemists, 2 supermarkets, 2 mini markets,2 computer shops, 2 dry cleaners, about 3-4 estate agents,5 hairdressers, 2 petrol stations, a car wash, a warehouse that sells building materials and another sells tiles, 3 banks and 2 post offices, 2 butchers , 2 newsagents, a haberdashery, 2 libraries, volontary ambulance service, gym, a clothes outlet, 2 florists, 2 churches, a bakery, a paint shop and garden supplies, numerous bread shops and some more that I cant think what theyre called in english:(

We also had a herbalist until recently and a cosmetic shop but both have recently closed . We have a good choice of shops but thats not all we have many festivities during the year. The main one is " La  Festa di Barbera" The wine ( Barbera" ) festival which lasts for 3 days serving food and wine. Also promoting the adoption of vines where the adoptees can participate in the pruning of the vines the vendemmia and other activities connected to the cultivation of the vines.

Various small fayres in the smaller villages around selling local food produce and specialities.

I love it here and the weather ( when it doesnt rain ) is  terrific , although I like to go back to my roots , I'm always glad to get back home but having said that the white cliffs of Dover bring a lump to my throat.

So whether it be Bulwell or somewhere else its where your heart is and I think mine is divided with a strong tie to where we are now. 

I love the peace and tranquility that the country offers but after a few days in the towns or cities I 've had enough and come to hate the rush and bustle which I know lots love. But we are all different.

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Just realised this is an aches and pains page. Sorry but was just following a thread. 

I have been in agony the last 2 days. My back has flared up again and Im having injections every day. Cant think what I've done apart from washing my car, but it feels likeI'vegot another slipped disc. See how it goes the next few days and go to visit the xrays dept.

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12 hours ago, Jill Sparrow said:

When I've visited Italy, I noticed that the concept of a queue is alien to Italians. It's a British thing really, waiting your turn in an orderly manner!

 

Jill thats quite normal, its worse in the cities when if you dont shove when the bus comes you dont get on:No1:

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Just had a glorious week in Northumberland. Legs ache from walking, back ache from scrambling over rocky coastlines, forehead peeling a bit. Oh, and my stomach seems to have expanded slightly despite eating sensibly. Lots of seafood and salads, but nice cakes too !:hungr:

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2 hours ago, nonnaB said:

Just realised this is an aches and pains page. Sorry but was just following a thread. 

I have been in agony the last 2 days. My back has flared up again and Im having injections every day. Cant think what I've done apart from washing my car, but it feels likeI'vegot another slipped disc. See how it goes the next few days and go to visit the xrays dept.

 

I wouldn't worry Nonna.. It's called 'thread drift'.. and I sort of started it by talking about my experiences trying to get appointments and we all started sharing our experiences etc.

 

I do hope you don't have a slipped disc!

 

I started writing a long post.... ( " A long post?  from you Col?  Surely not!!!   :laugh:   ) ...  All about the virtues of town v country living.. but I gave up because I'd had a little too much wine and was falling asleep.

 

I seem to have been lucky in having the best of both worlds.  When we first lived on Southglade Road, Bestwood Est, we had our backs to Nottm city centre and looked out over uninterrupted countryside for as far as the eye could see.  We had 'Jarve' Goddard's Farm literally at the bottom of the street. We spent most of our time wandering around those fields and meadows.  It was a fabulous place to grow up.  We could easily jump a bus and be in the centre of Nottm in about 20 minutes.  Or we could either walk, or get a bus into Bulwell in no time at all.  Back then, pretty much every shop was either independent, or part of a small local 'chain'.  The only exception I recall is the Co-op which was then in the old theatre which is now ' the 'William Peveril' ( Wethies.) 

As others have pointed out, Bulwell is very different now.  As seems to be a habit with Nottm City Council, they were rather too quick to dispose of a lot of old buildings, in my view.  No matter, there is still a lot of character about the place, though I doubt it will maintain it's individuality if it has to contend with many more supermarkets, MacDonald's and the like.  It's a real problem which seems to be turning every town into a clone of every other. 

Last week I took a bit of a diversion on the way home from Cranage in Cheshire, to pass through Northwich.  I was expecting a quaint old half timbered Cheshire Town, and my hopes were raised as I drove over a canal bridge and saw the old Lion Salt Works next to the canal, which is now preserved as  museum. Cheshire was a major salt mining area. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion_Salt_Works  However, the centre of Northwich was horrible.  A great clump of new build supermarkets, leisure centres and who knows what.  I don't object to new build per se, but this was just an ugly mess.

 

Anyway, to finish my ramble,. I now live 50 yards from open countryside and some tremendous views but with great road and public transport links which mean I can be in St Helens or Wigan in 20 minutes, or Liverpool in under an hour. I wouldn't have it any other way.

 

Just to fit the thread title... I've got a veruca on the ball of my left foot. First one I've had in my life. It appeared soon after the local swimming baths was redesigned into a stupid cubicle system, which is near impossible for staff to keep properly clean.  I've whacked it with a Siver Nitrate pencil but it came back.  Then had it frozen at the Doc's but it's back again.  Any tips?

 

Col

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6 minutes ago, FLY2 said:

Just had a glorious week in Northumberland. Legs ache from walking, back ache from scrambling over rocky coastlines, forehead peeling a bit. Oh, and my stomach seems to have expanded slightly despite eating sensibly. Lots of seafood and salads, but nice cakes too !:hungr:

 

Where in Northumberland Fly?

 

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Newbiggin by the Sea. It was a freebie at a friends house. Not the most salubrious of areas, but can't complain, as we only used it as a base.

Visited Amble, Berwick, Eyemouth, Warkworth, Rothbury,Cresswell Beach, Morpeth, Hadrians Wall nearly to Carlisle, and of course several National Trust places. Most enjoyable and friendly locals, although I declined the temptation to wear a Forest T shirt !

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Sounds like fun.  You were just  bit to the south of where we stayed in early May.  We got as far south as Alnmouth and north to Bamburgh.v Lovely part of the world, but tends to be a bit nippy..

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51 minutes ago, FLY2 said:

Just had a glorious week in Northumberland. Legs ache from walking, back ache from scrambling over rocky coastlines, forehead peeling a bit. Oh, and my stomach seems to have expanded slightly despite eating sensibly. Lots of seafood and salads, but nice cakes too !:hungr:

Stomach is fine FLY, just tell yersen your clothes have shrunk a bit !

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Just about getting over a lot of nasty side effects of antibiotics...they gave me every side effect known and more besides.

The capsules are called macrobid..i would never have taken them if i had read loads of reviews about them,i thought i was going to die,they knocked me off my feet for more than a week...and the worst bit was i missed some days of sunshine.

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Pleased you’re almost fit again Crankypig, hope you can now enjoy the rest of the summer. 

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Same here 'Cranky'.hope you better mi-duck,......

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hope you'll soon be up to full strength again, Cranky

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Col. ......."Thread drift". I like that.  Good description of what often happens here, and I'm as guilty of it as anybody.  ;)

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Glad there's an improvement CP, and that you soon return to the word games, and Song Association topics 

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DJ360 now dont think I've slipped another disc. The pain comes and goes and I know I try to do too much. When I go to see mum I have to pull up a chair thats the other side of the room and have to lean forward to talk to her as she refuses to wear her hearing aids. When I stand up again it takes a while to get straight. I have to have a regime doing all my exercises and walking. With 4 dogs to take care of in the mornings its not easy to do everything I want to never mind what I have to do.

But from tomorrow its exercise, walk, exercise , walk etc and of course swimming. can't do much at the moment though as they are tiling so dont want to muck it up. At least for tonight theyve left the steps free so I will be able to get in. 

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Had two different appointments today, first one with the Diabetes nurse for annual review, all good, stay as you are she said, blood glucose control is perfect (Hba1c) 40,  she even reduced one of my blood pressure tablets !

Second appointment the Practice nurse, annual mot all good for another year she said,

Jobs a gud un !

Praise the Lord.

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