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I was surprised they were shut. Will try again next week. There were a few people collecting fresh cooked pizzas and pies from the Waggon and Horses when we drove past. Might try their fish and chips next week. Are the Moon doing takeaways?

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Just got back from QMC again........the last eight days have been a bit Traumatic to say the least,,...blood tests,,X-rays,,and today a visit to a Consultant........cut a long story short......problem

Result........CT Scans all clear......just got letter..been sweating for a fortnight......

Two years ago today..........my life changed forever,,,about this time i was on my way down to the operating theatre for what turned out to be a ten hour operation...........its been life changing in

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After being a bit 'below par' on Friday.. I spent Saturday planting up and potting on... 

 

Yet more Aquilegia and Echinacea seedlings were potted on.

I took 'basal' cuttings of both Red and Yellow lupins a few weeks back.  The Yellow ones have failed but all red ones have rooted really strongly and now been potted up singly. I'll see if I can get more Yellow ones.

 

Assorted Fuschia and other cuttings were potted up as single young plants.

 

My first sowing of Green Beans had not emerged after 15 days so I checked them out.  All had 'rotted off'. :(

 

So.... I planted four more of them in different compost and less deeply.  I also added four each of two other varieties of old seed.  They have two chances.

 

Also planted out the last few of the very old Carrot seeds I had. . and also some more Sunflowers.. to repace direct planted ones which had also not appeared.

 

Forecast is for cold tomorrow.. so I'll probably be playing about with the hi-fi.  Or even finally tackling some D.I.Y....

 

 

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The moon are doing takeaways. Order on phone and they bring it to the pub door to hand over at safe distance. We’ve not had one at all as Jane is doing a lot of cooking to keep herself sane. We did have afternoon tea from them on VE Day as did all our neighbours. It was excellent. 

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42 minutes ago, letsavagoo said:

The moon are doing takeaways

Letsavagoo, Is that the Full Moon at Morton?

If so it was one of my favourite pubs when we went a ride down by the river. If memory serves me right it was a "Free House"?

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The Moon was my local for many years preceded by the Bromley then the Crown at Rolleston and then either the Coach at Thurgarton or the Waggon, which is in walking distance. I think the Moon was tied to Warwick and Richardsons in the 60's when Harry Grange was the landlord and then I think it was Mansfield Brewery. I think Mick Sissons followed Harry Grange as landlord. It's a free house now. Because of drink driving I only use the Waggon now. Currently, if you take a large container the landlord will fill it with ale for you although he's run out at the moment! It's owned by the family members of the Blue Monkey Brewery which operates from a 'shed' behind Ikea at Giltbrook. Not my ideal setup for a craft brewery but they have won numerous prizes.

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Col..... re seeding.  I feel your pain.  I have a row of green beans that have not broken through after three weeks.  Also a row of carrot seeds that never made an appearance.

The garden is not what it used to be. Seems like it used to be abundant.  We had stuff to freeze for the winter.  Not anymore.  Even the weeds seem puny.

I've done all the required stuff, fertilizing etc.  Maybe it's just gerrin' owd, like me.  :(

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Chin up loppylugs your seeds are just having a rest and staying indoors.

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 Had a thought whilst I was having a box set watching marathon this afternoon.  At one time (which seems so long ago) I would have been a couch potato now I am saving the world!!!

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Beekay

     EE        you are awe'ful 

 

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 Beekay    maybe  it was taken out of context?

 

Must admitt had to get the dictionary out  to look up Metphor.

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22 hours ago, Oztalgian said:

Letsavagoo, Is that the Full Moon at Morton?

If so it was one of my favourite pubs when we went a ride down by the river. If memory serves me right it was a "Free House"?

Yes. The Full Moon, Morton.  I live in Morton. 

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4 hours ago, mary1947 said:

 Beekay    maybe  it was taken out of context?

 

Must admitt had to get the dictionary out  to look up Metphor.

I think it's saloon made by Skoda or Ikebana motors !  :Friends:You can get a twin seater, that's called a Metaphortwo.

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3 hours ago, letsavagoo said:

I live in Morton

Lucky you. I know I have said before on here that if I came back to Nottinghamshire I would live in one of those villages relatively close to the Trent.

Just before we decided to emigrate we looked at buying a house at Bleasby and stupidly thought it was too far to travel to Kirkby for work.

Who knows if we had bought that house we may have stayed in Notts.

When fishing on the sandy bank at Fiskerton near the end of the wall in the direction of Hazelford I often used to leave my gear way up on the bank so the barges did not wash it away and stroll down to The Bromley Arms at lunchtime for a couple of pints of Kimberley mild and cheese and onion cobs.

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That goes back to the days when Kath Taverner was landlady. She had a bloke living there called Stan but I'm not sure what his function was! The Brom was a proper pub in those days, not the fancy gastropub it's become. We used to meet in the Bromley tea rooms on a Monday night for Young Conservatives in the 60's. It wasn't really political, just somewhere for the 20 somethings to meet. I'm still married to the girl I met there! After YC's we used to repair to the bar and drink bottles of Kimberley Special Brew. I've not been tempted to go there in years. At least my local, the Waggon has remained virtually unchanged and isn't a fancy foodie establishment. The attraction of the Bromley is mainly its riverside setting.

 

 

 

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8 hours ago, Oztalgian said:

Lucky you. I know I have said before on here that if I came back to Nottinghamshire I would live in one of those villages relatively close to the Trent.

Yes. I’m very fortunate to live here. Lucky to have found a house at a price we could afford as most property here would be beyond my reach. My house was the pigsty to the old farm House next door so it suits me well. Been here 20 years all but a couple of months. 
The Bromley is not my idea of a pub, it’s a restaurant with a bar but it is a grand setting and pleasant to sit by the river on a nice day. I’ve warmed to the Waggon at Bleasby but mainly go to the Final Whistle in Southwell. Having said that not a big drinker these days. 

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Your lucky Let's., mine still looks like a pig sty! At least that's  what 'er indoors says, when she looks into my work room.:rolleyes:

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A 'bitty' sort of a day today..

 

First off I made Hummus from half a can of Chick Peas plus the rest of the ingredients.  Only made a half can because the big blender broke so I'm using a 'mini blender' which won't hold a full can...For some reason it came out very 'slack' and even the addition of the rest of the can of chickpeas didn't really rescue it.. Still I had some with 'fingers' of toasted bread.. for lunch.  It was OK. I'll finish it tomorrow.

 

Due to the cars standing idle a lot, I purchased a Chinese made 'Smart' battery charger online, which arrived today. It contained the 'Virus Fighting' message I posted elsewhere earlier.. :)

 

This thing looks for all the world as if it were designed in the 1970s and build quality seems no more than 'adequate'. but for 18 quid I suppose OK.  It doesn't just charge batteries.. it offers temperature  and voltage sensing, from which it seemingly 'judges' the requisite voltage for efficient charging.  Also.. as far as I can tell from the rather poor 'English' in which the instructions are written. it offers a 'repair' function.  We shall see...

 

Anyway, it finally indicated 'Full'.. showing 13.4volts.  This dropped quickly back to 13.0 v once the power was switched off.  We'll see what the battery is showing tomorrow...  Not generally understood that 12V car batteries are fully charged at about 12.9 v and pretty much flat at 12.2v.

 

Next up.. my new 'Linear' Power Supply for my Audio Server appeared.  Direct from Portugal where it's made.. to a UK design.  After carefully unpacking it... bleaching everything as I went..  I was suitably impressed.  Seems like a pretty hefty toroidal transformer plus other bits in a box to match the server. All impeccably made. All that to get 18v DC and 3.0A, as opposed to whatever the cheaper laptop style power supply delivers.  Still. such things can often have an extraordinary impact on final sound quality. I'll get rid of the inch thick dust off my audio rack tomorrow, connect it up and see how it performs.

 

Finally.. my 'baby' daughter the designer turned 35 today...  She's half my age..... :Shock:  She just completed this 'lyric video' for her partner's latest song.  Her first attempt at a video production.  All the graphics are hers... all the music and production are his.

It's not my kind of music but I'm proud of them both for having the ambition...

 

 

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6 hours ago, letsavagoo said:

Final Whistle in Southwell.

Don't know that one at all, must be after my time there. From the name and looking at the photos is it the old station building? Used to frequent the Hearty Goodfellow , the Reindeer and the pub at the end of Church Street where it meets Fiskerton Rd, its name escapes me at the moment.

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Well I know we have to stay indoor's but please someone tell me what day is it , what month and what year, i feel as though my world as I know it, is know longer out there.

ps where can I get a Bike from?

""I Gotta Get Out of this Place ""

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:biggrin:Song there Mary,, ""We gotta get outa this place"" Carnie!! Girl theres a better place for me and you""  

Nice to start the day with a song,,

 

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