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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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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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 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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Mended me 'Flymo''  Purchased a ''Strimmer..'' sacked me Gardener,,,,think the ''Flymo'' will suffice,,,the lawn is about the size of a '''Penalty Area'''.

                   Got to find things to do,,,off on the Bike now,,,you all have a good day,,,well you can try..........

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44 yards x 18 yards (not including the 10 yard arc from the penalty spot) is a pretty fair sized lawn.

You will need a decent length extension lead if the Flymo is electrically powered.

I feel another song coming on "The Green Green Grass of Home.

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I remembered the 18 yard bit OZ,,,The 6 yard box but wouldnt have known the 44 yards,,,,often feel like standing in the middle of my Lawn and shouting,,,Hand ball ref'''or Offside ref...even Penalty ref...c'mon'''............just one more game please God,, pref' for Park Tavern on the old Basford United ground,,,..........with all me old Pals,,, Harry,,Nev,,Trevor,,Kenny,,Culley,,Brian,,Phil,,Ray,,Les,,Chris,,Wombat,,Kelly,,Calvin,,,............sorry got carried away,,,,oh and Charlie the Manager....

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8 hours ago, benjamin1945 said:

Nice to start the day with a song,,

 

Oh dear benj. I didn't know the next line; so I googled it, not very cheerful lyrics under the circumstances so I  just hummed to  'Don't worry. Be Happy' instead. Did you hear me. Take it from here choir.... Mm mm mm mm...........slywink

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Well, I got up to late (7.50) for my constitutional 35 min on the indoor rower but had plenty of exercise later.

Gardening in the morning - most of the 'experimental' runner beans were frosted off last night so popped seed in next to them. If any of the early ones survive I will save the seeds cos they will be the hardiest. This afternoon I have been to one of our fishing pools to make sure that it is OK for members to fish tomorrow. The farmer/owner is quite happy for the club to start fishing again. Because of recent 'extensive' tree surgery and clearance work done by the farmer (grant money) a lot of branches had fallen into the lake margins. I spent all afternoon dragging them out with a grapple iron. I was ready for that bottle of Sheperds Neam ale at 6. The ancient X Trail started first touch after standing for 7 weeks :happy:

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Today I have mostly been concerned with hi-fi.

 

Actually, I washed a lot of the casual clothes I use for slobbing about in.. hung them out to dry etc... and then got on with the hi-fi.

 

My system is all housed in one almost 30 year old hi fi rack, with a matching wall shelf holding my record player directly above. Those racks all look a bit agricultural these days and my next move will be to get a nice modern rack with Bamboo composite shelves and a single one for each component. The old one is very difficult to dust and keep clean. It's also difficult to access anything as the whole lot is crowded into a small space.

 

Today I took everything apart and cleaned all the shelving, every interconnect, power lead etc.. and the thick speaker cables. Next I cleaned record player cover, record player, CD player, CD Recorder,, amplifier, turntable power supply, phono amplifier, Server and DAC. 

 

Then put all back together all nice and clean and added in. but didn't connect up.. the new power supply for my server.  Fired up the server and had a quick listen 'for reference'.. then added in the new power supply and was all set to do a comparison... except that now my Tablet could not find the server on the Network.

It took me most of the evening to work it out.  Somehow the server managed to change its IP address and it took me some time to discover the new one using an app called 'Fing'.  I can now find the server with the Tablet and actually play music.  First impressions with the new power supply are of an increased sense of 'solidity' and 'presence'.  Basically more of everything.. which is what I'd expect from an improved power supply.  Of course I could just be imagining it... I'll have another play tomorrow, hopefully doing an A/B comparison without the three hour gap between A and B. :)

 

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14 hours ago, benjamin1945 said:

Harry,,Nev,,Trevor,,Kenny,,Culley,,Brian,,Phil,,Ray,,Les,,Chris,,Wombat,,Kelly,,Calvin,,,...

Ben, Did Wombat get his nickname because he eats roots and leaves?

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On 5/12/2020 at 1:32 AM, Oztalgian said:

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.

The Final Whistle used to be named the Newcastle Arms and is where the old station complex was. It not in the main part of Southwell but a little way out towards Reg Taylor’s garden centre and the work house. The other pub that you can’t remember is probably the Old Coach on the corner. 

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He may have Oz.........another who lived on Andover...he was one of the younger ones,,more a mate of my brother,,,he went on to be a semi pro in Norway or Sweden,,,very talented player............Nowdays our football teams sign all these players from abroad,,when they have local talent just waiting for an opportunity.........Im sure i could pick a team just from Bestwood estate who would have been good enough to hold their own in the football league.

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