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Never heard of Leon Musk but might explain why i have always disliked that smell? :(

 

I would never claim to be as dexterous as a squirrel, but would be nice to think they would place markers on Bamboo sticks to avoid taking an eye out! 

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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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Jumped out of bed this morning in my usual lively way  (you wish) 

Sat thinking about our city. 

I want it to go back how it used to be and had the name Queen of the Midlands. 

CITY CENTER YEARS AND YEARS AGO?

Shops !!!!! just a few i can recall

Toby's,

Griffin & Spaldin's

Burton's,

Woolworths, BHS, Marks n Sparks,

Jessops, Warin n Giliiow, Hopewells, Farmer's 

Boots n Co-op with there large wooden roatating doors 

Trent Bridge on a Sunday Afternoon couples listning to the trannie Luxumburg radio Caroline, going on the rowing boats or a ride on the larger one up the river,

Markets Central and Sneinton 

and last the Square itself looked at an old photo the other day and we had the flower beds on, the square to-day  to me is just bland, it you wish to see real fountains then go to Antibes in France.

I can see now were the name slab square came from now. 

one more thing how many of the younster's have sat on the lions to have a photo taken? like we use to. 

but you can't turn the clock back, shame really. They don't know what there missing.

 

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I bet you'd still do it, if you got the chance, lil sis. But now you're a wee bit older, you could spin faster ! Heady days eh?

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Went round in them doors with Fenella Fielding...........she loved em too......x

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Trust you, Ben!!

 

I would, Beekay, only I went off those doors a bit, aged 11 to 17, due to the Coop school uniform department being directly behind them! A place I didn't want to visit during those years!

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This 'Lockdown'  is a funny thing,,, Wife as always Hated Ironing my shirts,,,,mind you i do,,but she is better at it,,,and being a shirt person i let her do the business..........With not going out,,ive only been wearing casual shirts about the house,,with a matching ''Neckerchief'' obviously.

                                         Anyway today the wife as excelled herself,,,due to her boredom she has Ironed 32 shirts for me and hung them in a matching fashion in one of my Wardrobes,,,she says tomorrow she'll do my casual shirts...lol.................So there you go ''Lockdowns''' not too bad.

                       Just need to get out and wear a few...............:crazy:

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Like everyone else i have tried to get a dilivery slot with all the big/small stores. Went on computer the other day and was amazed that Iceland had slots, not just one slot but loads, any way jumped in quick sorted out what i wanted and left it to iceland it was not difficult to order on line allthough I felt that i had s time slot and had to order in the time slot, but this i think was it was first time nererves. any way paid for it and waited, thh moring before had an email saying that 3things could not supply they gave me 3 choices. Changse prouduct, refund, and a.n other. but there was no where on the site to put what i would like to chang, so went on chat line, poor chap how i explained it,  ask me to clifiy what i ment in the end i told him that it did not matter, the only thing I wanted to do was book the slot week after week. "SORRY" he said you can't do that, so it's back to square one, sitting at the computer day after day and trying to get a slot.

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Hiya Mary1947, just this minute managed to get a delivery for Wednesday. It's only taken 36 days, from when we were told "Stay in ya buggers"!

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Would still wear em Loppy, if i could get hold of em,,,feel the cold in me old bones nowadays,,,think they'd go well with a 'Neckerchief' and 'long Johns'....

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The Sainsbury's in Ely doesn't do its available slots for the following week until a certain day - it was Thursday this last week.  I just happened to be on their site to look for a slot and saw that they were all on there so I grabbed one for delivery tomorrow at only £1.  I ended up spending over £100 so delivery will now be free.  Quite pleased with myself.   I expect there'll be some substitutions as there were several last time I ordered but I don't care.  If the items they substitute are more expensive than what I'd ordered, they issue a credit note for the next shop you do.  I suppose it's a way to keep you shopping with them, but at the moment, I'll go along with that.... I'm usually a Tesco or Aldi person but in these times, you get what you can, when you can!

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We get veg and fruit delivered from a small local shop, cheese from a market stall holder who lives nearby, meat from my daughters supplier who's in another nearby village and pizzas from either the village or the next village. Now there's a new Gelateria opened up in the midst of this virus only for home delivery though. They make their ice cream themselves so may try it when the weather gets better. It's been raining today and it's cold.

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A 16" fish kettle was delivered today. Bought from a charity ebayer. I've been using a standard 24" one but it is too big for average sized trout. Will try it out tomorrow. Looking for ideas about making sauce to go with trout - Nonna?

My mate's hen eggs started to hatch out today - 6 chicks reserved for me. It will be 5 or 6 weeks before putting them in to the nice new coop that I'm building. Spent the day making cold frames from old greenhouse glass and odds and end of wood that was kicking about. Quite enjoying lock down. 

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@BeekayNo I don't shop at Waitrose.  I've been in there for the odd item if I'm passing but it's far too expensive for regular shopping.  At least, that's my opinion.   I did do an online shop with Ocado a few years back, just to try it out, but lots of their stuff is  from Waitrose.  I much prefer he cheaper supermarkets, and Aldi fruit and veg is often fresher than Tesco.

 

@PeverilPeril  Are you going to run a cockerel with your hens?  

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Margie, I  tried today to register with Sainsburys,  but cannot get past putting in my email. It just keeps coming up with, 'sorry but we are giving priority to the vulnerable and elderly. I'm 77 for heavens sake! But I can't  get any further. Tried the helpline but it just takes me back to entering my email and Voila!  back to sorry etc.

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BK. I don't know what to suggest about registering with Sainsbury's.  Perhaps if you apply for a Nectar card (their loyalty card) they will have access to your date of birth and will realise you are in the elderly category?

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6 hours ago, mary1947 said:

Like everyone else i have tried to get a dilivery slot with all the big/small stores. Went on computer the other day and was amazed that Iceland had slots.

We've had a couple of Iceland deliveries and I find their site the easiest to use . When you get the slot its usually next day .

When we received the last delivery , I was chatting to the driver (at a distance)  asking how many vans they had . "Just the one"  he said, " but next week (today) we are increasing the number of slots from 56 to 85 per day  .....we're taking on more drivers".  The van looked a bit decrepit anyway so how long it will last doing all those deliveries per day , not sure !  

 

Having said  that , managed to bag an ASDA delivery slot for the first time last night but its not till May 2nd and costs £4 . I just stuck anything down on the order and will make alterations the day before .

 

P.S . Mary , I expect you have seen that ALDI are now delivering a pre-set assortment  of everyday groceries for £24.99 inc delivery , though they only seem to have limited numbers per day .

https://www.aldi.co.uk/food-parcels

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Until we moved to Nottingham (nearly 16 years ago and can’t believe it) I would only shop in Waitrose as the only other supermarket in Berkhamsted was Tesco and there was a definite difference in clientele in there, not that I was a snob or anything ........

Coming to Nottingham was a culture shock in many ways, not least that the nearest Waitrose was in  Newark, a round trip of 40 odd miles, and I wasn’t going to do that.  Oddly enough I never set foot in the Wollaton store whilst it was there.  For years now I’ve used Sainsburys but having got over the embarrassment of being seen in Lidl’s I quite like the convenience of it being just walking distance and am amazed when I get to the till and a full basket is usually less than £20, I often buy my husband a little present from the middle aisle, a pack of mini super-glues or a chainsaw!  
I tried Aldi on Woodborough Road last week and have discovered some excellent Rose wine at £4 a bottle, going back to buy a crate of it this week!  
As for on-line food shopping, I’ve still not achieved that, I will just keep nipping out and keeping 2m from everyone else, I really hate queuing outside shops though.  

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