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4 hours ago, carni said:

I don't know if I am alone with this one. My mum would have fainted with embarrassment if  she knew the connotations today of her reply to 'Whats for tea Mam'........my little lady mummy would reply 'Three jumps at the cupboard door'. :blush:

 

My dad used to tell me "bread and scratch it" or " duck under the table"

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Had a busy day today I made a train. The steam train is passing through the village again tomorrow so thought it appropriate to display at my daughters restaurant which is opposite the train station.

 

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Very good, nonna.   You are a very talented lady!

 

Today, we have been to help our eldest son and his family move house.  We set off  at 6am to travel the 80 miles to Bicester and didn't get back home until 9pm.   

Our sonwas moving himself to save money, but even with everyone helping it's been a big job and a tiring day.  He, Paul and our 17 year old grandsons all helped with the lifting, while his wife and I did lots of packing kitchen stuff, and then unpacking it all again at the new house, which was only 3 miles away!  Although the new house is bigger, the kitchen has fewer cupboards so I think they might have to get rid of some things.   

 

Anyway, everything got moved... including their cat who has made herself at home in the closed bedroom of one of our grandsons.     She  usually sleeps on his bed anyway, so it must feel almost like home.   She has her cat litter tray in there, plus food and water , so I'm sure she'll be OK.  

 

Their dog is round a friend's house so they'll fetch him tomorrow.  

 

Seeing as we got up this morning soon after 4am, I'm ready for bed now.    Night night all ....

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Today I awoke intending to do some weight training and go for a swim.  In the end I felt a bit 'iffy', so decided instead to do nothing all day.  I did it with enthusiasm.  :) I recently read somewhere that there are positive health benefits to having a day every so often where you do nothing.  Seems like a plan.

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Just don't make a habit of it Col. It's easy to become an obese couch potato !

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Nowt wrong wi a bit of high pressure relaxation..

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Well today I thought Id better make a start on my Christmas shopping, yes I know, not ideal to venture into Nottingham on a Saturday a week before Christmas, but I’ve been Nurse Gladys this past week or so. My husband has been away in Jamaica and did too much physical work whilst there. He was suffering with lower back pain before he flew home but then had a 9 hour flight and a 4 hour drive home from Gatwick.  Didn’t do his back a lot of good (at his age!). So in the past 9 days he’s been to the physio 4 times and GP once to get some meds.  Apparently his problem is sciatica and I’m hoping it doesn’t last as long as my sciatica a couple of years ago which occurred after major surgery ..... that took at least 6 months to go away and to be honest I still have a problem in one leg if I stretch when I’ve just woken up, I get excruciating cramp and have to leap out of bed!  I’ve certainly become a lot fitter in the past month, averaging 3 miles a day walking the dog, a chore we generally share.   

Anyway, whilst in poor old House of Fraser there was a sudden scream, I turned to see someone had fallen down the escalator.  Lots of folk ran to the lady’s assistance and stopped the escalator.  It was really quite a shock and I truly hope she wasn’t injured, a chap said he saw her fall backwards down it.  I didn’t hang around as I didn’t think it fair for dozens of folk to stand gauping.  

Got a bit wet getting home and wrapped a few pressies, probably go into town again tomorrow!!

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More torture then ? You're a glutton for punishment. Wait till Monday when the kids are back at school.

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Mrs Fly has been doing our Christmas shopping since about August, but then there are about twenty odd in her clan ! 

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Just listening to 'The Christmas Session' on BBC4.  A load of folkies doiing Christmas stuff.  Unthanks, Thea Gilmore, Bellowhead etc.  Apart from the cheering, it kind of reminds me of the Christmas Carol Services we had at High Pavement Chapel, when I was a schoolie..

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2 hours ago, FLY2 said:

Just don't make a habit of it Col. It's easy to become an obese couch potato !

 

From experience?  :happy:

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Nothing wrong with a 

8 hours ago, DJ360 said:

Today I awoke intending to do some weight training and go for a swim.  In the end I felt a bit 'iffy', so decided instead to do nothing all day.  I did it with enthusiasm.  :) I recently read somewhere that there are positive health benefits to having a day every so often where you do nothing.  Seems like a plan.

Nothing wrong with having a rest day, gives you time to take stock of things. I sometimes have pj days, especially if the weather is like it was yesterday, (nothing better than snuggling on settee watching box sets or reading while the rain is lashing at the window). I was a bit worried about retiring, thought I might get bored as I have always worked, although only part time the last few years, but it is great being able to do what you want when you want. I can heartily recommend it.

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8 hours ago, DJ360 said:

Today I awoke intending to do some weight training and go for a swim.  In the end I felt a bit 'iffy', so decided instead to do nothing all day.  I did it with enthusiasm.  :) I recently read somewhere that there are positive health benefits to having a day every so often where you do nothing.  Seems like a plan.

Has to make sense. Not that long ago Sunday was a rest day. Are we really better off with a seven day a week culture?

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Everyone seems to be in a rush (or on their mobile phone) these days. It wasn’t like that when I was younger (oh dear sound like an old fogey),  people seemed kinder and had time for things, but perhaps that is rose coloured spectacles?

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This might not be relevant but have just got back home from my annual pilgrimage to Nottingham, to find through my letterbox a greeting from Nottingham council. I had apparently strayed onto a bus lane and the council graciously sent me a £60.00 fine !! I thought what a nice way to welcome me home, that the council remembered one of it's sons. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU NOTTINGHAM !

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They didn't send you a fine they sent you a Fixed Penalty Notice ! Only a court of law can fine you.

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But whatever it's called, it involves having to pay out some money, doesn't it?  In a strange, busy town or city, it's more difficult to realise when you've strayed on to a bus lane, though.

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I bow to your superior knowledge Catfan. Call it what you like, it's still a dive in your pocket. Actually, having re-read the the paperwork, it is called ' Bus lane penalty charge notice'. Anyway I've paid the bloody thing. Next time I come up to Nottingham I think I'll come up on a bicycle.

Us Neanderthal's still use steam television. Thank you for your kind thoughts Margie. B.

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Hey Catfan,  just noticed where you reside. I myself and 'er indoors lived at Snape Wood for a number of year but we got better. Moved to East Sussex in 1987. It pays to keep one step ahead of the law. But as stated earlier, the bu99ers catch up with ya !! Merry Christmas Catfan.

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Problem was Beekay, you fell foul of the city council's "Hate the Motorist" policy" ! Remember someone has to fund the tram.

Scumbag council employing scumbag private car parking & enforcement company again.

 

Hey Beekay perhaps you took a dive moving from Snapewood to Sussex ? Or perhaps you had to leave in a hurry ? Mesen, I don't live in Snapewood. I live in Bulwell & there's nowt wrong wi Bulwell youth !

Merry Christmas Beekay.

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Catfan, just to mention, my family originate from bulwell. My gran lived on commercial road and my eldest brother was born on Lime Street. My aunt and uncle had the cross keys, up commercial rd., and my aunt Annie and uncle bill lived near 'Top House'. Had some relatives living up China town. When I first started on N.C.T. I had happy memories on the 43 trollies in Bulwell market. Also used to drive for Makemsons for a while, market to Best wood village and evening run to Calverton pit for night staff. Can I be the first to wish you  'Happy Easter !!  B.

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Yesterday:- Finally picked up my new car (Ordered on August 1st for collection 1st November, but it was delayed as long as possible as it's the new 2019 model, 8 speed automatic gear box and other new 'whistles and bells' I also had to wait for a hoist for my scooter and hand controls to be fitted.................. But at least I'm back driving again for the first time properly in 3 years!!!!)
 Also got my bathroom finished by my 'bessie' mate, to SWMBO and my spec with a shower screen as opposed to their idea of a curtain (Horrible smelly things!) and cabinets and shelves as the council wouldn't let us do it till the job was 'signed off' !
 Got most of the Christmas decs up, just the fireplace and the outside lights to do.

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17 hours ago, catfan said:

Worked 43s mesen. 74 - 86

I finished driving corpo buses way back in 1966. Can't believe its 52 years ago. Where did all those years disappear to?

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