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norrie123
Hi BilboS, thank for posting your photo's, I can see from some of them where old buildings on the front have been replaced by the modern ones I seen last week, also parts of the harbour were used as harbour not a marina
By the by, who is the young man in the photo's biggrin.gif
Its good to see the old photos

Bye for now, norrie
Heather
Nice photo's Bill.

Norrie, I think that might be Bill many years ago.

What a difference in the weather today from yesterday. No rain, just sunshine although it was a bit windy. smile.gif
bilbo.s
Aye, the black & white ones were from my State Café days, when I worked in the Central Hotel and got free rail passes. I was with my pal Bill McSorley, who lived in Barlanark and worked at Joe deDuca's garage at Sandyhills Road.
Heather
Bill, the name McSorley rings a bell. Did he live in Kentallen Road? I lived in 4 Kentallen Road.
We moved there in April 1953 when Barlanark was just being built and I was just a school girl. smile.gif
bilbo.s
Heather, I'm pretty sure it was Kentallen Road. My other mate Ian Robertson , a sparky with the electricity board, also lived there. Sadly, only last year I learned they are both deceased.

Here's Bill in Ostend and Paris in 1963.Click to view attachment
wombat
thumbup.gif nice tan M8 ,urr they espadrilles as comfy as they say ? cool.gif
norrie123
Hi BilboS, the second photo, that's the Casino?

Bye for now, norrie
bilbo.s
QUOTE (wombat @ 14th Aug 2014, 12:11am) *
thumbup.gif nice tan M8 ,urr they espadrilles as comfy as they say ? cool.gif



Aye, but no fer Scottish weather ! unsure.gif
bilbo.s
QUOTE (norrie123 @ 14th Aug 2014, 12:29am) *
Hi BilboS, the second photo, that's the Casino?

Bye for now, norrie


Yep. Built 1950.

southsider
Gosh Bill, those photos take me back, I'd forgotten what good looking dudes you guys were smile.gif
bilbo.s
QUOTE (southsider @ 14th Aug 2014, 04:54pm) *
Gosh Bill, those photos take me back, I'd forgotten what good looking dudes you guys were smile.gif



Well, I haven't forgotten what a doll you were ! x
norrie123
Hi bilbo.s, they must have smartened it up a bit, I thought it was newish

Bye for now, norrie
bilbo.s
It has been there as long as I can remember and has always looked impressive. It was the first landmark you could see when crossing from Dover, before they built the Eurocenter.
ashfield
Went into town and had lunch at Huchison's, the restaurant is in the old "hospital" building in Ingram St. A lot of money has been spent on the interior, which is clearly reflected in the price of the food rolleyes.gif . It was ok but don't think I'll be rushing back, unless somebody else is paying that is tongue.gif
TeeHeeHee
No' keen on "Hospital" Food then, Ash. tongue.gif
norrie123
Hi Ashfield, so that's what been going on in that building, now I know

Bye for now, norrie
ashfield
QUOTE (TeeHeeHee @ 15th Aug 2014, 07:33pm) *
No' keen on "Hospital" Food then, Ash. tongue.gif


No' really, I think somebody doctored my steak biggrin.gif . One of the strangest complaints I've ever made about an eatery, the floor! The room upstairs must have been a dance floor because every time a waitress passed our table, we got bounced. I was starting to feel seasick ohmy.gif

Then I got the bill and was just sick laugh.gif
Heather
My Nephew's baby boy got Baptised this morning in our own Chapel, so it was nice and handy.

The party was in a local restaurant that has a Function Suite and we all had a good time. smile.gif
Dave Grieve
We went out looking for new furniture yesterday and ended up having lunch in a new place for us, two sirloin steaks filled with blue cheese, mozzarella, bacon, mushrooms covered in a pepper sauce one with chips one with veggies of the day, one cider and cappuccino for me and two cappuccinos for my wife total R222 or 12.30pounds, oh and the garnish was a strip of celery. tongue.gif
Still never found the furniture she wanted so I suppose it will be out again next week wink.gif
bilbo.s
Could you have got a discount if you passed on the celery? laugh.gif Is this typical of prices down there, Dave?
Like us, I think you'd find it tough to move back to Scotland. We find it bad when we visit my son in Denmark. Eating and drinking-out there are expensive, although not so bad in supermarkets. Mind you, Danish wages are much higher. Shame my son works for UK firms, although his wife has a good job with a Danish firm. Anyhow, I picked the right place to retire to - no regrets there. smile.gif
Dave Grieve
QUOTE (bilbo.s @ 18th Aug 2014, 11:02am) *
Could you have got a discount if you passed on the celery? laugh.gif Is this typical of prices down there, Dave?
Like us, I think you'd find it tough to move back to Scotland. We find it bad when we visit my son in Denmark. Eating and drinking-out there are expensive, although not so bad in supermarkets. Mind you, Danish wages are much higher. Shame my son works for UK firms, although his wife has a good job with a Danish firm. Anyhow, I picked the right place to retire to - no regrets there. smile.gif


Hi Bill those price were from their August 'winter' warmer' specials, there was another three items on that menu around about the same price R70 or 3.80pounds, the steak was a 200gram steak and on the regular menu the same steak with all the extras cost about 5.00pounds that I would think would be the normal price where ever you went for that type of franchised restaurant.
All the restaurants here are waiter served and I always add a ten percent tip if they look after us.
Living here for so long we cant believe how expensive prices in general have gotten, but it would be very difficult I think to adapt to living back home
Heather
Dave, I think you would find things not any cheaper here in Scotland.
I shop in Morrisons and the way price's have gone up this last year is a disgrace.

I have spent the last few days curled up reading a couple of good books I got out the Library on Monday. I picked them out very quickly as I found that even spending a lot of time browsing does not always mean you get decent reading material.

Elma
Don't think I'll be going out today, it is dull and damp, which is good as we have had very hot (36C), dry weather for about a month and the gardens are suffering. I'm also feeling a bit down. It was 55 years ago today that I married the man I loved in Broomhill Congregational Church. Unfortunately cancer took him 15 years ago but I have so many good memories of these years. I'm not looking for comments, I just wanted to share.
jakka13
I tried to post a comment Elma but it's out in cyberspace somewhere huh.gif
Heather
The sun is shining brightly and I am trying to coax myself to go out and do some gardening, but I am feeling in an idle mood.
gardenqueen
Starting to brighten up a little after days of rain. Yesterday was awful, what a Bank Holiday!

Went into town and bought a wooden doll's bed in a charity shop for £3.50. Came home and sanded it down and painted it white to give to my grandchildren.

Walked into The Old Town, Hemel, and tried out the new tearoom (The Tea Tree) which was lovely, will definitely go back regularly. I always try to support local businesses, especially where there is cake involved.

Will spend the afternoon practising my crochet (little Christmas star decorations) then off to my women's club this evening where they are having a social and a toiletries sale - Oh no! Not more soap and bath stuff!
Heather
GQ, I know what you men about more toiletries, they are popular on women's night's and raffles.

My husband is watching Celtic on the TV playing in a European football match.

Sure men are funny when watching football, mine is ranting and raving, ' awe naw, are ye blind, awe come on Referee, ouch'. laugh.gif
Heather
GQ, about the toiletries, I meant 'mean' not men. laugh.gif
gardenqueen
LOL, I knew what you meant, Heather. I also know what you mean about men watching the football. I well remember my dad watching Celtic on t.v. These days it's my husband watching QPR but just the same reactions.

Oh to be able to get as excited about anything!


Just been into nearby Berkhamsted (posh compared to where I am) and picked up a lovely M&S brand new winter coat so feeling pleased with myself. For a good cause too so I don't mind paying a bit more than normal from a charity shop. My weight fluctuates so much that I tend to buy my coats every year from this particular shop then, at the end of the season, it goes back and I buy another one in autumn.

Popped into Waitrose and bought enough flowers to fill two large vases (fresias and lots of other greenery etc.) for £8 so feeling pleased again. Their flowers always last a long time as do M&S flowers. My one indulgence, fresh flowers every week, lol.
Heather
GQ, snap with the flowers, I buy them every week as well.

I have a vase of flowers on the coffee table and another one at the window.
I think they brighten up the house.

I was busy this morning cleaning my glass doors, but the cleaner I use has been changed a bit and not for the better, the glass always looks streaky no matter how well I wash them.
gardenqueen
I have never been good at cleaning windows, or mirrors, Heather. I leave it to my husband as he seems to enjoy it. laugh.gif

It's a lovely day today by the looks of it, the sun is shining and maybe we are going to get back to decent (end of) summer weather.

I am looking after my 5 year old granddaughter today and she is already making a nice mess with all the art and craft stuff on the dining table. I don't mind, of course.

I have to go into town to look at bathroom furniture for our upcoming revamp of the downstairs loo (glorified understairs cupboard) then I will take her into M&S for lunch as she loves it there. Must steer clear of the toy shops though otherwise we will never get out.


Anne1
Morning folks I have finally managed to get back online here couldn't get logged in to save myself,anyway Martin saw my problem and sent me new password.
At present I'm down in Southampton for 10days having a break with youngest son & family hope the weather is kind
smile.gif
RonD
Started looking back at some of the first pages of this thread and found it very helpful in that it told me when I last painted my wifeś sewing room. I was sure it was just last year but it has been seven :-)
ashfield
Annewan, good to see you got back on the boards. Hope you enjoy the wee break with your family.

Ron, I'm sure you would get another three years out of that paint huh.gif . Your biggest problem is, if you repaint the sowing room, the room next to it look like it needs done (cue Flanders and Swan with a Gas man Came to Call tongue.gif )
Heather
Anne, great to hear from you. smile.gif
Give me ring whenever you are back home.

The sun is shining today, but the weather is so changeable we don't know what it will be like in a few hours time.
RonD
Not a problem Ash, to me room is seperate entity even if you can see one from the other. However, it´s not Mrs. D´s point of view!!
Dave Grieve
Today’s wee adventure is in my brain and as I have often been described as brainless perhaps it’s just in my imagination laugh.gif . I am trying to figure out why it is that for the past fifty years or so my wife has been on every diet or dietary fad that has been introduced from no more frying even to the stage of throwing the frying pan away to only grilling, to only eating certain foods, to trimming all the fat off the meat before its cooked to carefully weighing every crumb that went into her mouth and if she had ever got it right into mine also, to endless hours spent in gyms at unearthly hours in the morning (to escape the crowds).,
She has now done a complete 180 degree turn a round in that her latest guru advocates eating fats and horror of horrors we are now back to frying breakfast on a Sunday (not that I ever stopped but she did) but now we are frying in Coconut Oil? And just a smidgeon at that, at 14.70 GBP a kilo it’s not cheap either.
I don’t understand it and don’t think I ever will. wink.gif
norrie123
Hi Dave, go with the flow biggrin.gif
I did read the other week that Coconut Oil is good for Cholestrial, dare say next week it wont be biggrin.gif

Bye for now, norrie
Heather
A bit rainy this morning when I was out, but it's off now.

I am horrified at what I read in the newspaper today.
A 82 years old woman who lived in London was beheaded in her garden yesterday by a Muslim convert.
Heather

I was reading more today about the man who was arrested for killing that woman.

The woman was working in her garden when she was attacked.

I find it quite frightening that it happened in our own Country.
It was bad enough when Lee Rigby was murdered, but it shows how much hatred some people have in them that they could behead anyone.
carmella
That was so awful, and I was trying to imagine what it must have been like for that lady, and also any neighbours who witnessed it. Apparently the guy was shouting 'where's the cats' sounds to me as if he was off his head, probably high on drugs or something - surely to do something like that and attack animals too, you have to be.

It' so awful.
Dave Grieve
Seems a bit petty after the three previous posts but it looks like we are moving into spring, yesterday it was 30c and this morning I noticed some buds have appeared on one of the bushes with todays temp set for 28c, long may it continue. thumbup.gif
norrie123
Hi Dave, the leaves are starting to fall from the trees here

Bye for now, norrie
Dave Grieve
Story in the news here today of a hippo that was killed by a truck while crossing a rural road, the local villagers came out and started cutting up the hippo when another truck came flying along and plowed into them killing ten of the villagers.
TeeHeeHee
What A'm dae'in the day is ... countin' bruises
Saturday was ma big mate Kriss's stag do and we started off at 1300hrs with a 4 hour session of Paint-Ball. There were 8 of us makin' two Teams of 4 in various configurations; biggest versus the wee'est youngest versus the auldest etc. We even had all 8 of us against 2 Profis who took the field during our breaks.
This is how the profis work ... they first go for your eyes ...

Click to view attachment


... then they rapid fire at the rest of your head laugh.gif
I asked the guy if he'd actually gone for the eyes and he had. He had laser sights on his gun and showed me how he rapid-fired; twice as many rounds per Minute as I'd get from the gun I was using ... and about 20% more pressure behind it!
The professionals always go for head shots, he said.
I was wearing industrial gloves and because I have a shortened index (trigger) finger; result of a cat's bite, the glove was a bit of an inconvenience so I left it off after a while. Straight away I was hit on the thumb and thought I'd had it broken. I took the glove out to the car where I had a carpet knife (meet my friend Stanley tongue.gif ) and chopped off the index finger of the glove.
During the last three games I hadn't been hit once, even when it was me against three.
We had 4 hours of fun though, even with bruises.
Back to Kriss's place for showers, out for a meal then painted the town red - without paint-ball guns - till 0500hrs.
I got Man-Of-The-Match award since I was over 70 years and 70 days old ... the oldest participant ever at that venue tongue.gif
Heather
Dave, that was terrible, poor people to be killed like that.

Tee, sure it's getting involved in all the fun that makes life worth living. Bruises fade in time, but a good laugh with friends is allways remembered.

The sun has been splitting the heaven's here all day. I tried to coax myself to do some gardening, but it did not work. laugh.gif
norrie123
Hi Dave, what a tragedy

Hi tee hee, I have done paint ball but is was a few years ago, no lasers and mostly single shot , I enjoyed it, was jiggered after, right enough
Head shots were barred at that time, but as most folk were poor, shots they happened, no protective head gear

Whatever happened to just going out for a few beers biggrin.gif

Bye for now, norrie
Heather
I was laughing today at a letter a woman wrote into the Newspaper about two young lads talking about the Referendum.

The 9 years old asked, ' What would happen if 50% voted NO and 50% voted YES'.
The 8 years old boy said, ' They would probably do rock, paper, scissors'. laugh.gif

Another lovely day again.
I hope the good weather continues until the flowers in my garden die, then I will finally get around to digging out and splitting all the over grown plants that are taking over the garden.
CAT
laugh.gif That's maybe what the undecided should do.
Going to my Mum's for tea, mince and potatoes Yay!! Still can't make mine as good.
It's really warm so we will have a nice limeade icecream drink later. Mmmm
angel


Cat, it's nice to see you posting again
and glad you enjoyed your mince an totties yes.gif

we had a very good shopping day . lots of nice autumn wear
in the stores and we also had lunch and for me I settled for a
Hot dog and a small coffee but this evening we went out for a seafood dinner . buffet style , it was delicious so the only cooking I did today was
my morning toast and marmalade and my tea . cheers













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