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General Discussion / My Birthday
« on: 08 May, 2024, 03:32:20 PM »
We decided that we would do something different for my 85th.  Simon is home from Singapore.  Rosie is an avid charity/pre loved shop so we decided to get to a posh place to see what they had on offer. Rosie drove us, Me, Simon and Isabel (grandson's girlfriend) and it took just over an hour to get to Harrogate. 

We found it a really lovely town and a very busy one, but it was a bank holiday.  The girls toured the charity shops and I followed but I am not an expert rummager through things on coat hangers.  Simon toured the book shops and things which interested him.  Because I am not really good on my feet I bought a second hand wheel chair.  It wasn't bad except that Rosie nearly tipped me out after only a few yards, but it was better for them to have me not being a drag.

We queued out side Betty's tea shop and it is so lovely inside.  No riff raff in sight.  I was treated to the 30 quid  high tea which was superb.  We were rather concerned when we got the bill and found we had paid a ten quid tip which was not appropriate really.  The girls had something else, they were not going to pay that price for just for a few tiny cakes and sandwiches that one could put into ones mouth in one go!  I liked the atmosphere so maybe it is the Tory in me!

It really beat my 80 treat which was a trip to the Ethiad stadium to watch Man City draw with Huddersfield Town.

Anyway that was details of my lovely day out in a super place in North Yorkshire


General Discussion / Message Board
« on: 08 May, 2024, 03:13:47 PM »
I am finding it a little easier to navigate the MB so I will log in every day I think.

General Discussion / Rather Urgent
« on: 03 April, 2024, 01:07:31 PM »
I have got myself in to a real pickle,  and it is entirely of my making.  I dig myself in deeper and deeper every time and I need help.  I will try to explain.

My sister gave me a ten year old iMac and eventually I have it up an nearly running.  But my downfall is due to passwords. I sorted out my Apple ID which is the same, obviously, as my iPad and iPhone.  No problem there then, but for some reason Apple want a password for my email address.  I don't know it. I should have used Gmail because I have no intention of having email on this apple computer.  It is just for me to play on in my old age and to keep my ageing brain sort of active.  I can't knit any more due to arthritis and I have no idea how to crochet so I keep going on my computers. 

I asked Poul to give me a new password for my webmail which I think he will have done to keep the old girl quiet.  What he didn't know was that I had already changed the password to something else.  When I went on to access my webmail I couldn't because my password was not accepted.

The chat facility on obviously didn't understand what I was talking about and they gave me instructions to go on and change my password but I have to know the CORRECT password in order to actually go on to

I don't really know what anyone of you can do to help

General Discussion / Message Posting by 208 People
« on: 17 August, 2023, 09:49:58 AM »
I am a member of a Facebook page run by the ex pupils of the schools in Terendak Camp.  It is a very busy group and I log in every day but never ever have any children of 208 members posted a single message.  I thought that some  of the 208 people may have died but their children are still around and I know several of them went to Slim School which was the senior school and also children od Mountbatten School which was the junior school.  I often join in and some of the kids remember Shades of Blue band.  It is strange though that children of 208 people don't bother.

General Discussion / "Ten Pound Poms"
« on: 16 May, 2023, 10:10:47 AM »
This is a nice juicy topic.   Ten Pound Poms in the title of a new TV programme on Brit TV.  I am recording it but not sure thet I will ever watch it. My daughter tells me that the indigenous population was not very nice to the poms who were invited to come over to Oz by theAussie government.  It started me wondering how the Brits were treated by their Aussie counterparts and if there were many altercations?  I was given a clue when I was in Oz staying with John and Carmol Darling.  I can't remember this chaps name but his wife was called Camilla and he has since died.  I was livid that he was so rude about Brits openly to my face, but as we were in a shopping mall, I buttoned my lip.  >:(

General Discussion / Platinum Jubilee 2022
« on: 15 June, 2022, 10:49:55 AM »
To maybe the lone rader of this post

It was a really enjotable event, with loads of spectacular happenings.  I was impressed with the drone things going on up above.  I spent the Saturday at my brothers Jubilee party, where we had typically Britiish fsre like indian delights.  We had a Jubilee quiz which me, my nephew and his partner, won easily.  Some chocolate corgis?  I .oved it because I like family gatherings and it was good to spend this day with my brothers family.  Simon arrives on the 26th August so there will be another family get toether with other family members.  My brother took me home on the Sunday morning and I watched further Julbilee things on TV.  Megan and Harry arriving at St. Pauls and they didn't sit with the rest of the royals.  They are getting their come uppance for the terrivble Oprah show.  The Queen wasn't able to join in many things because apparently she wasn't strong enough.  She is after all 96.

General Discussion / Global Energy Prices
« on: 17 February, 2022, 11:28:43 AM »
I am totally shocked with what is going to hit me, regarding charges, from the 1st April.   Using my trusty spreadsheet curtesy of Lee, my monthly out-goings will be £239.50  Enerygy will make up £2250.50 of that so I also have to factor in Mobile and Broadband.  How on earth will the really poor people cope with these increases.  I am luck that I don't only have my state pension but I have a small company pension and an even smaller annuity.  I will just have to cut down and I bet there will be some pensioners who have to stay in bed to keep warm.

How will it affect Australians I wonder and Simon in Singapore.   :'( :o

General Discussion / Boris
« on: 12 January, 2022, 03:00:30 PM »
I am so disappointed in Boris and wish that he would resign.  Carrie will be behind him urging him not to resign because she likes the position as the PM's wife.  I am surprised that Kier Starmer wants his resignation because the only way he could possibly become PM is if Boris stays.  I don't want the "red wall" constituencies to give up voting Tory a the prospect  Ashton MP Angela Raynor becoming our PM does not bear thinking about.  She would never be understood outside the UK with her awful accent. I appreciate that this is only for the Brits amongst us, there is only Terry and me, at the moment.  I know how Martin feels about Boris though.

General Discussion / Covid
« on: 05 January, 2022, 11:03:34 AM »
My daughter Rosie went to a large gathering on Xmas day where there was someone who had tested positive for covid.  On the Tuesday after Xmas we all went over to Wythenshawe to my other daughters.  We played games etc and the best of these games was Happy Families, you could cut the atmosphere with a knife - but I digress.  Simon drove back and Rosie sat next to him and we had the windows closed.  A couple of days later she tested positive, 2 days after that I tested positive while Simon was negative.  Because he has to fly back to Singapore he went for a PCR test which was positive.   So here we are not really poorly at all but unable to mix with our fellow humans.  I just had an awful head, sore throat and a dry cough.  I will be testing with lateral flow tomorrow and Simon has had to postpone his flight, if we are OK it will be party time with Happy Families being the game of choice.  I tell you all this because I think the vaccines are wonderful, I could have been more ill than I was so I think we had the Omicrom. 

General Discussion / Goodna Photos
« on: 27 December, 2021, 11:39:56 AM »
I don't know where they are, it would be a shame to lose this lovely photos.  Photos of Doc, Ocker, Bernie Binge and Bob Blackbourne.  I am having difficulty finding the address of David Lawrence although I did contact the Comcem on Denbury Boys.  The owner of the website told me he doesn't log on very much.  I have a feeling that they are on Flickr but I don't know how to go in and find the name that David used to store our photos. There will be quite a few on there. :'(

General Discussion / Weather - what else.
« on: 28 November, 2021, 02:08:24 PM »
It is damned snowing, that is all I need to make this a very bad weekend for me.  My cat and I have also been traumatised owing to the visit of my Manchester daughter and her very badly behaved children  >:(.  They have gone now, phew!

General Discussion / Gas Price Increase
« on: 05 November, 2021, 03:00:14 PM »
I just got a terrible shock.  All last winter my energy costs were £70 per month direct debit.  My monthly cost for this winter is £167 per month, and that works out at around £38.50 a week.  That is a lot for one person.  Just wondering if Terry has had an increase.  Have you had a gas hike in price in Australia?? :'(

General Discussion / If we have photos to upload....
« on: 05 November, 2021, 12:30:13 PM »

Something just dawned on me.  How do we put any photos which we receive on to the website, in fact how does anything get published?  It would be a good idea to update the Then & Now and also the Obit section.  We haven't added Tony, Ocker, Bob Blackbourne and many more, but it might not be possible to get any info about the person.  It would be up to Martin, or Ken to provide a bit of info.

I think there must have been a rush of people who were curious about 208 and began to search, maybe people don't do that any more.  My internet friend "Oliver" used Flicker but I can't remember the software that me and the Lover used.  Even I was able to publish things but the software got too complicated or my brain started to rot - but I was unable to do it. When He died an ex Royal Signals person offered to take care of it.   We used that file transfer thingy then but even he has now become not really fit enough to help.  People used to email me the photos and I posted them up with appropriate write ups.

General Discussion / Windows 11
« on: 03 November, 2021, 01:43:43 PM »
I downloaded W11 about an hour ago Lee.  Its just a bit new look as far as I can see. File Explorer and Control Panel (a must for me) are till there thank goodness. I thought that I would be deleting stuff for ages like I had to do in Edge, when I first used it. It remembers what I want which is just a plain and bare browser with no fancy stuff. I looks nice though.

I am still not able to connect my JBL Bluetooth speaker to my laptops or my PC so could it be broken.  It was in the conservatory when my youngest   6 years old grandson was there. Did he drop it I wonder? I will never know.  It lights up and the bluetooth icon comes on and waits to be discovered - but it never is found.

Anyone any ideas? ::)

General Discussion / Cop26
« on: 03 November, 2021, 11:47:23 AM »
Simon told me that the Aussie PM walked out of the assembled gathering.  Love to know why Lee or Martin or Ken?  I haven't taken much notice of it but I will do what ever I am asked to do.  Must say Greta speaks absolutely perfect English and I love to listen to her, so I wonder if all Danish children learn English so perfectly.

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