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by Thomo
08 Jul 2017, 12:54
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: GROWING OLD!
Replies: 119
Views: 9359

Re: GROWING OLD!

Thanks to you both for that. I have created an updatable master disc from the information that I have, and have sent my Son a basic copy. When new data is added to my database, I can mail him the updates, it is then up to him to add them to his own disc, "when he has the time!" Stanley, I mentioned ...
by Thomo
07 Jul 2017, 11:37
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: GROWING OLD!
Replies: 119
Views: 9359

Re: GROWING OLD!

If we are fortunate enough to achieve Old Age without impediment, and have gained in knowledge, experience, common sense and skills, and above all else, still have the ability to put them to good use, then we are indeed fortunate. I am certain that very few of us have any objection to being advised ...
by Thomo
05 Jul 2017, 14:24
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: GROWING OLD!
Replies: 119
Views: 9359

Re: GROWING OLD!

Hope and Expectation. When those of us who now consider, and know that we are "Growing Older", and are classed as Old by more recent generations, there are many things to remember, and "Hope" is one of them. At the time of our births, hope was an item that was our parents concern, not ours. This is ...
by Thomo
05 Jul 2017, 09:43
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2895
Views: 185680

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

If anyone finds the misuse of the English language to be irritating, then I would recommend steering well clear of the other local site "Barlick Talk" on FB. Not all who use it are guilty of course, but there is a high level of a poor if non existent understanding of Spelling, Grammar and general ba...
by Thomo
03 Jul 2017, 13:37
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: WELCOME TO CAT WORLD, 2nd Edition
Replies: 11
Views: 1689

Re: WELCOME TO CAT WORLD, 2nd Edition

This is Arnie when he first arrived here with us. https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/14937/medium Arnie four weeks later. https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/14938/medium This is Arnie's general X Ray picture. https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/g...
by Thomo
02 Jul 2017, 14:52
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: WELCOME TO CAT WORLD, 2nd Edition
Replies: 11
Views: 1689

WELCOME TO CAT WORLD, 2nd Edition

It is some time since I last posted in this topic, and this concerns the cat that we took in in some time ago, this was the one we named TC. Sadly, we had to have him put to sleep on the 7th of December 2016. His life's story, although quite long, and having arrived in England from Spain via France,...
by Thomo
02 Jul 2017, 14:02
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: WELCOME TO CAT WORLD.
Replies: 272
Views: 39690

Re: WELCOME TO CAT WORLD.

It is some time since I last posted in this topic, and this concerns the cat that we took in in some time ago, this was the one we named TC. Sadly, we had to have him put to sleep on the 7th of December 2016. His life's story, although quite long, and having arrived in England from Spain via France,...
by Thomo
02 Jul 2017, 13:11
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: GROWING OLD!
Replies: 119
Views: 9359

Re: GROWING OLD!

Cathy, maybe they can. The aforementioned landlord and his wife became my Godparents in 1940.
by Thomo
01 Jul 2017, 11:28
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: GROWING OLD!
Replies: 119
Views: 9359

Re: GROWING OLD!

I am about to re introduce one of my old topics "welcome to cat world". This maybe a less popular subject, yet a part of it concerns a recent development in my life's experience. It may be hard to imagine that adopting a stray animal could result in a life changing experience that is a positive and ...
by Thomo
29 Jun 2017, 12:59
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: GROWING OLD!
Replies: 119
Views: 9359

Re: GROWING OLD!

Tizer, nice one, it sums it up well, and Tripps, sometimes the old way is best. In regard to the BBC, early motto, "and nation shall speak peace unto nation" could be replaced by "if we have reported on it and made a comment, it must be right". I am not a fan of Mrs Laura Kelly, AKA Laura Keunssberg...
by Thomo
28 Jun 2017, 13:35
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: GROWING OLD!
Replies: 119
Views: 9359

Re: GROWING OLD!

To those of us whom have achieved Old Age in the traditional sense and relative to when we were born, the modern approach when defining it can be difficult without contravening current legislation. The no doubt well intentioned acts such as political correctness, and more recent human rights and equ...
by Thomo
27 Jun 2017, 18:15
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: GROWING OLD!
Replies: 119
Views: 9359

Re: GROWING OLD!

I don't know though, I am rather partial to Rum!
by Thomo
27 Jun 2017, 09:55
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: GROWING OLD!
Replies: 119
Views: 9359

Re: GROWING OLD!

Many thanks for that Big Kev, you have saved me many hours of searching through files and cyberspace. Well done you.
by Thomo
26 Jun 2017, 14:23
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: GROWING OLD!
Replies: 119
Views: 9359

Re: GROWING OLD!

One of the benefits of old age is knowing that when you have a problem, someone that you know may be able to help. Right now I need some help. It concerns a picture that I posted on here some time ago. I have had a look at the archives, but in regard to this site, have not yet discovered how to driv...
by Thomo
25 Jun 2017, 13:42
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: GROWING OLD!
Replies: 119
Views: 9359

Re: GROWING OLD!

Many thanks Ian, for getting me over the first hurdle yesterday, it all went very well. The dress code did the trick, and Vernon recognised me immediately, I spent one and a half hours with him. Plaques, those of us who are fortunate enough to achieve old age and still have a decent amount of mental...
by Thomo
24 Jun 2017, 09:49
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: GROWING OLD!
Replies: 119
Views: 9359

Re: GROWING OLD!

Many thanks for that Ian, I will see how the day is panning out. I am due to be at Cravenside at about 1500 this afternoon, if I need you I will call you about 1330. To the rest of you, your comments are much appreciated, but I would like to suggest that we keep this topic Non Political, we see enou...
by Thomo
23 Jun 2017, 14:16
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: GROWING OLD!
Replies: 119
Views: 9359

Re: GROWING OLD!

Which were you wearing Stanley?? With your love of books, I have several here that may interest you, two were given to me by Newton Pickles in the late 50s, and another is a 1930 copy of "General Engineering Workshop Practice". I will dig them all out and post a list on here. If any are of interest ...
by Thomo
22 Jun 2017, 12:02
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: GROWING OLD!
Replies: 119
Views: 9359

Re: GROWING OLD!

Hi Tiz, upwards and onwards as always! For most of us who are fortunate to have achieved "Old Age" the downsides are not just obvious, but expected, these are usually physical and we have to deal with them, with a little help, the best way we can. Apart from the early morning aches and pains, my lon...
by Thomo
22 Jun 2017, 08:36
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: GROWING OLD!
Replies: 119
Views: 9359

Re: GROWING OLD!

Growing Old is when suntan lotions etc. are replaced by E45, and Its when your idea of a good reality TV programme is Call the Midwife. It is also when you can look around you and wonder just how far some things will be pushed before major disaster occurs. My blood begins to boil a little when "Driv...
by Thomo
21 Jun 2017, 12:50
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: GROWING OLD!
Replies: 119
Views: 9359

Re: GROWING OLD!

Many thanks to you all for you kind remarks and comments. There is much more to follow and I hope that it will be of general interest, if slightly tongue in cheek, and maybe not always politically correct. Stanley's remark about Experts is very close to my own feelings. It would appear that to defin...
by Thomo
20 Jun 2017, 11:57
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: GROWING OLD!
Replies: 119
Views: 9359

GROWING OLD!

It is quite some time now since I last posted on here, this is not because I had lost interest, rather more to do with what has happened in my life since my last post. Most of which has been good, and the remainder, not so good. Early in 2016 I was asked online by a good friend: "How do you know whe...
by Thomo
12 Nov 2016, 13:56
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 297
Views: 48997

Re: Marine Engineers

A good reminder indeed, we have two in the family. GG Grandfather, Richard who was lost at sea in 1825 in the Atlantic after being at Trafalgar in 1805, and my ten year old cousin Gordon who was lost after the refugee ship "City of Benares" was torpedoed whilst on his way to safety in Canada in Sept...
by Thomo
07 Nov 2016, 14:05
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11923
Views: 533720

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Not single incident last night Stanley, probably thanks to distance and efficient double glazing.
by Thomo
06 Nov 2016, 12:55
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11923
Views: 533720

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Not too bad here either Stanley, the double glazing works well, its just a pity that it couldn't all be done with on one night.
by Thomo
05 Nov 2016, 15:21
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11923
Views: 533720

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Stanley, you have my sympathy on the fireworks issue. Imagine what its like when multiplied by the number of animals concerned. Now at a greater distance from Victory Park and the adjacent area where locals always tried to outdo each other, plus the added benefit of 50% more efficient double glazing...

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