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    Re: swimming lessons

    In around 1986 we had swimming lessons on Tuesday afternoons, and it was around the same time that the AIDS epidemic was frequently mentioned on TV and in newspapers. Before it was our turn to go in...
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    Re: swimming lessons

    Don't mention soap to me - I often come out in a rash when I use it. Anyway, I go there to swim not to have a bath. :)
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    Re: Eddie Money 1949 - 2019 RIP

    The Wikipedia link that Pussywillow tried to link to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Money
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    Re: swimming lessons

    Probably not as bad as the chlorine however...
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    Re: Any keen gardeners ??

    Thankfully my place doesn't have a garden - my late father used to do the gardening at my old place until he passed on, and then it had assistance from the council's gardening scheme. It would never...
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    Re: swimming lessons

    And it used to stink the school minibus out when we were going back to school, as driven by our PE teacher.
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    Re: McDonald's

    And if they were both boxers, football teams, snooker players, etc, I know which one would win.
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    Re: McDonald's

    I visited Oakham twice - once as part of a mystery tour. I bet that a lot of cafes and restaurants there benefit a bit from McDonald's absence.
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    Re: Who Was Your Dream Girl Of The 70s?

    Now, as I have just seen Grease the Musical in Leicester last week, I suppose that for obvious reasons, I should go for Newton-John as well because of her "are they trousers or cycle shorts?" part in...
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    Re: Who Was Your Dream Girl Of The 70s?

    I recommend the office scene in Again Doctor with Jim Dale and Leon wearing an "is it a long t-shirt or a short dress?" on the couch - the only thing that ruins the scene is the fact that her...
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    Re: Who Was Your Dream Girl Of The 70s?

    I saw Valerie Leon in Carry On Again Doctor - pity that I wasn't born 30 years before I was...
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    Re: Who Was Your Dream Girl Of The 70s?

    As far as I am concerned, silicone is a silly con.
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    Re: swimming lessons

    One thing that I did look forward to was the ride to and back from the leisure centre in the teacher's car or minibus, but with regards to the swimming lessons themselves...

    We got undressed and...
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    Re: McDonald's

    I found it interesting that Rutland (the Cheshire of the East Midlands) happens to be the only county in England that does not have a McDonald's, although I often think of Rutland as part of...
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    Re: RIP Ric Ocasek (1949-2019)

    By the way, he was born in 1944 and not 1949 as he was 75 when he died.
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    Re: RIP Ric Ocasek (1949-2019)

    I am not too familiar with Ocasek but I am familiar with songs like Drive that the Cars did - I suppose that we get so used to hearing them on the radio that sometimes we almost forget about the...
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    Re: A couple of 1980s calculators

    I thought that solar energy was a 1980s thing, probably because of the way that recycling and going green became the norm by the start of the 1990s.
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    Re: A couple of 1980s calculators

    I was surprised that by the time I reached Year 7 Comprehensive School we were allowed calculators in Maths lessons, and we did calculator Maths in Primary School. I am certain that one of the...
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    Re: A couple of 1980s calculators

    They were so fascinating back then - I think that the calculator that I received was supposed to go into your wallet or Filofax. Solar power energy was almost magical to a nine year old back in 1987....
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    Re: A couple of 1980s calculators

    I received a credit card-sized solar powered calculator for my birthday in 1987 and it looked so amazing at the time - I used to switch the light off and back on again and it was like switching the...
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    Re: which song gets you thinking about childhood

    I am certain that Chesney was a bit of an "old person's" name before it came back into fashion in the 1990s.
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    Re: British coastal towns

    Wouldn't it be brilliant if one could get a replica of that comedy carpet from a Blackpool souvenir shop? After all, one can get models of the Blackpool Tower there.
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    I would love to find out who was the writer and director of that episode, and whether they had also worked on series such as Love Thy Neighbour or shows like that earlier on in that decade. It does...
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    I know that Fireman Sam did have one or two controversies in recent years, but why wouldn't Fireman Sam be shown today? Perhaps he would be Firefighter Sam these days?

    Post-person Pat, anyone?
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    Re: Watching musicals at the theatre

    Yes, I am obviously well aware of Arthur Mullard and Hylda Baker's "parody" of You're That I Want - there is a reason that it is not played very much on radio station - I cannot put my finger on why...
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