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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.

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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

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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.

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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. 

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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. :'(

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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!

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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?? :'(

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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.


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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? ::)


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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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General Discussion / FInding People.
« on: 30 October, 2021, 03:06:10 PM »
I used to be friendly with John and Mary Waring.  He wouldn't allow her to keep in touch with people when they left a posting.  I found Mary on Facebook, sent a short message but I don't expect a reply.  She was very friendly with Ann and Gordon Firth who were from my home town, but I have since left it - thank the Lord.  I used to be in touch but he is rather like John W in that they don't keep in touch with old friends.  Anyway it is a start.  Gordon Firth was maybe there when you were Martin, but maybe I am wrong.

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General Discussion / Help with Outlook in Office Please.
« on: 30 October, 2021, 03:01:13 PM »
When I close down Outlook it then looks for any new mail, I don't want it to do this.  How do I stop it??????????   ???

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General Discussion / I'm not Racist but...
« on: 24 August, 2021, 01:03:25 PM »
On Saturday 800 migrants arrived in 30 boats from France. This is after we handed over over 50 million pounds to the French to control the situation.  Apparently the smugglers used confusion tactics to throw the French off balance.  Where are we expected to put these poor souls?  They complained because Napier Barracks (somewhere in the South) was not good enough and if they are not happy they set things on fire.  But they complained after the do-gooders and bleeding hearts brigade said that it was disgusting to put them in army barracks. Most of the migrants who arrive are young men with just a few families.  Anyway I have got that off my chest.   >:(   >:(

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I hear on the BBC World Service that house prices in Sydney and Perth have risen enormously during this pandemic.  Also inflation is a problem in the US.  Not sure what has happened here except booing at the the Euro football match and the general racism being experienced by young black English players.  I was going to message Steve and ask who he was voting for in the Denmark/England game.

Why can't this MB be as busy as the last one we had?  It is so hard work! :-\

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General Discussion / The is better
« on: 08 July, 2021, 09:26:58 AM »
I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly the site opens up now, Lee has obviously been working at it.  We open up on the 19th July which is called Freedom Day but I fear that is too quick with the Indian variant doubling all the time.  My nephew (daily Mail journalist)  went to Wimbledon on a freebie, and caught covid.  He is only isolating until the 15th July and has only had one jab.

Is everyone OK?  I am off out to eat tomorrow so I hope I am OK.

Cheers everyone ;D

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