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    Re: Which celebs live near you

    For awhile Harry and Meghan, and then just Meghan, were nearby, but sadly so were a load of reporters from all corners! :(

    Elvis Costello used to get spotted in records shops, sometimes with Diana...
  2. Re: What songs make you happy??.... Or make you Cry?

    Usually anything by Slade picks me up, also Madness... Noddy and Suggs... and they were both on This Is Your Life!

    Any good '70s funk and disco is good too... Boney M, Kool & The Gang, Andy Gibb...
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    Re: Fish and Chips

    We must be a bit civilized here as we get fish and/or chips in plain brown paper with nothing printed on it. The Newspaper is the next layer; so no ink on ours. Never found any real fish & chips in...
  4. Re: Soooo .. Brexit looms ..anyone stockpiling ?

    Maybe trade with Canada can increase? I know I'd be happy to ship over all the jellied moose nose you could want in exchange for favorite UK biscuits and magazines. :)
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    Re: what tv show have you been watching.

    I've gone back to watching Corrie, but it's getting a bit dire again... a couple of stories I just mute and distract myself until I notice characters back on screen I care anything about.

    Didn't...
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    Re: what tv show have you been watching.

    Did anyone see the episode of Endeavor (young Inspector Morse) with a tribute to the old Gerry Anderson puppet productions involved in the story? I've missed it so far, but hoping they repeat it...
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    Re: RIP Neil Innes (1944-2019)

    This was the worst news during the holidays. Neil Innes was one of my favorite people on this planet (at least I think he was from this planet). Up there with the time Gerry Anderson died at the same...
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    Re: Antiques and collectibles

    I can enjoy The Repair Shop depending on what items they are fixing. I take it these shows are pretty cheap to make, this is why there is every variation they can think of. I do like to see things...
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    Re: Which Song Do You Wish You'd Written?

    Jeff Lynne has written a lot of great music from the '60s to the 2000s, amazing talent! I guess if I could have written 'Happy Birthday To You' I might be quite wealthy, but I'd have needed a time...
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    Re: The Days of Pearly Spencer

    Even though it was coming about around the same time I was in 1967 I know the song. For some reason when I think about it I also think about 'Kites' by Simon Dupree (later Gentle Giant). Orchestral...
  11. Re: Stupid things you were scared of when you were little.

    I was only a little scared by the Abominable Snowman in the Rudolph Reindeer special, until he got that bad tooth yanked!

    I couldn't watch the Marx brothers at all at one time because I thought...
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    Re: Pie And Mash

    We've got all kinds of meat pies in Canada, commercial frozen varieties and fresh made. The quality might not always be much for the frozen though, they used to be good once. There are some frozen...
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    Re: Christmas When You Were Growing Up

    It's funny, while she was with us I used to dislike my Gran's Christmas pudding and not have any most years... what I wouldn't give to have her and her pudding back for one more year!

    We always...
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    Re: General Election 2019

    I didn't have a horse in this race, but as someone who has watched a deterioration in the U.S. I want to say that civility is the foundation of civilization. One of my personal heroes is Prime...
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    Re: Music - Bands .. that age well !!

    I was listening to an England based group that didn't last very long but were really excellent. The group's name was Cochise, they saw three albums and one single released between 1970 and 1972. I...
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    Re: Kidney stones

    I had a boyfriend that got them. I think it's worse for men. :(
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    Re: The most beautiful place you have visited

    I'd probably want to see where Skippy The Bush Kangaroo once hopped. :)
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    Re: The ITV network map from 1978

    Thanks for the info. I've seen a website that 'preserves' some Ceefax screens and explains a bit about it. We had something in Canada like that, I would see the front page screen of it on one...
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    Re: Christmas When You Were Growing Up

    I used to send out Christmas cards, usually under a dozen, and get some as well, and then I had a period of moving around where one year it got missed (did not think of it until too late, which is...
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    Re: The most beautiful place you have visited

    I've always thought the Greek islands would be amazing places to see first-hand, especially Santo Rini.

    I've seen some amazing places, from Alaska in the north to southern California, and unique...
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    Re: The ITV network map from 1978

    This is something I'm a bit hazy on... did Central have a live show, a text bulletin board, or something else for people looking for work? I've read a lot about the CeeFax and Oracle services, was it...
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    Re: Christmas When You Were Growing Up

    There's no excuse for something like that. Non-acknowledgement would suffice or a return to sender. Perhaps they had some bone to pick with Christianity or something along those lines? If a wiccan...
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    Re: The ITV network map from 1978

    Thanks for the extra info. I think I have a fairly intricate grip on ITV and Channel 4 but there were some things about the BBC I wasn't sure about... until now, thank you! Imagine if there'd ever...
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    Re: Black friday

    We've had a 'Santas anonymous' program here for ages spearheaded by a local radio station.

    Rewards points are also a newer thing.

    I think the black friday name is something to do with it's the...
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    Re: Black friday

    Canada has Thanksgiving earlier in October and yet we got lumbered with all this black friday stuff as the friday after the U.S. Thanksgiving in late November. I'm surprised it's reached England. I...
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