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  1. Thread: Im off

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    Re: Im off

    Or unsubscribe from receiving them. Saves deleting them.
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    Re: Mrs Browns Boys

    Brother loves it, but I cannot even bring myself to watch it.
  3. Re: Were you allowed out to Town/Village etc for Lunch at school?

    Where I live is a big town so getting out of town and back would be impossible for the 1 hour dinner break. I used to go home sometimes for lunch but stay at school on other days. Took 15 minutes to...
  4. Thread: Tortoises

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    Re: Tortoises

    We had one for years, passed from one member of the family to another then back again. Speedy by name and speedy by nature. Turn your back and it had gone.
  5. Thread: Im off

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    Re: Im off

    I get far too many e-mails as it is.
  6. Thread: Im off

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    Re: Im off

    Still here..........

    I don't always check in but I do have a look once a week sometime twice a week.

    You can only say so much then start to repeat yourself. Not everything interests me or jogs...
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    Re: Eurovision song contest

    Not watched it in years. Well not since the 80's.
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    Re: Back In Time For School

    I watched the series from the 1960's through to the 1980's.Did not recognise any of it and felt at times that things were cherry picked due to the subjects weirdness rather then reality.. I assume it...
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    Re: Mettoy/Wembley Kites

    I had the hawk kite shown in the picture. Lasted for several years before the string got badly tangled. Totally forgot about it until I saw the photo. Good clean fun. Don't see many kids with kites...
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    Re: School dinners

    Just remembered something else. The path we had to stand to wait to get into the dinner hall was lined with flowering bushes that attracted wasps. So we often got stung by a Jasper or two while...
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    Re: School dinners

    Several things stick out. The first being soggy pink burgers in some sort of tomato? based sauce. Pink custard. Everybody trying to get in the dinner hall last on chip day so they could get seconds.
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    Re: Was your school academic or sporting?

    I went to secondary. The school seemed to promote everything was of equal importance. But I suppose every teacher thought their subject was more important then the next. The worse being the sports...
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    Re: HELLOOOOO! Anybody out there??

    Still here. Just cannot seem to find much to talk about recently.
  14. Re: What's your favourite Christmas song !!??

    Run with the fox by Chris Squire. I don't like songs that are too preachy and in your face.
  15. Re: Your favourite smells ... inc unusual ones ..

    My favourite smell used to be Ushers brewery until it was brought out and shut down. The worse smell was Bowyers or the slaughter house part of it. The drains smelt terrible. Even now occasionally...
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    Re: One of my christmas presents

    Gave up asking Santa for anything. As I said to my Father yesterday I have pretty much given up celebrating it myself. Instead I spent the day making teddy bears which if I am lucky will be somebody...
  17. Thread: Members list

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    Re: Members list

    Talking about Spam at primary the kids done a large poster that read, SPAM, SPAM, SPAM, SPAM, etc. repeating itself .It was placed just below the hatch in the school hall where the dinners were...
  18. Re: 'Magica'l New Years Eves when you were growing up...

    Crisp butties are the best.:)

    Most of our sandwiches were more squelch then crunch. Salmon ,patty or paste. I always went safe and had cheese. I still go safe now and leave the unknown squelch to...
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    Re: One of my christmas presents

    Painting with numbers. I think some were copy's of famous paintings and others were made up. I had one myself of some Swiss mountain scene. The paints were oils in little plastic pots in this set.
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    Re: One of my christmas presents

    I admire people who are good at arts and crafts. Just remember the more you paint the better you get, so don't give up. It's a great hobby.

    Make vintage style teddy bears myself. It's always nice...
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    Sticky: Re: A trip down memory lane

    Girls at primary school I can remember playing such games in summer.
  22. Re: 'Magica'l New Years Eves when you were growing up...

    Nan used to have a new year party for us grandchildren. It would all be finished and over by 10.00pm.But its something I can clearly remember decades later. It was probably the only time in the year...
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    Sticky: Re: A trip down memory lane

    There were always gangs in my old school. And some of the teachers in my old secondary school seemed to use some of these gangs to try to keep some sort of order and control over the rest of the...
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    Re: One of my christmas presents

    I had an alarm clock that you were supposed to throw against a wall to stop it ringing. Guess I threw it too hard as it broke on my first throw. Ended up with some sort of multi part jigsaw.
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    Re: Christmas When You Were Growing Up

    The queens speech is something we have always ignored on telly. As a kid we were always more interested in playing or being wrapped up in other family things. As an adult I could not really give a...
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