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The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary > Summary - Week ending 3rd October
« on: Monday 27 September 21 16:43 BST (UK)  »
Reminds me of the genuine shortage of coal in thr bitter winter of 1947 I seem to remember?
We lived in a lovely part of Manchester, the. Gas Works across the road, railway lines and engineering.etc
Coal was in short supply but there was a supply of coke ,the majority of homes in that area had only the kitchen range for heat,hot water  ,heating the oven.
The queue for coke used to be very long.
Expectant mothers went to the front of the queue,with the last baby’s pram as transoort for a sack of coke.
Many were the pregnancies ——- and the  sudden speedy deliveries of bouncing baby cushions!
So to the back of the queue.
To see a woman go up the road looking as if she ought already to have called the midwife, then go back down again with her new born cushion !

We had a shop and could see them pass through the big window on the other side of the road to the coke yard.
There was always something to do in the shop.
My Dad polished the apples for the window display.

People burnt what they had to spare.
Our set of big  heavy old records for the wind up gramophone went —The Messiah.So many as they played for only a few minutes LPs had not been invented.
Sad that.

I need something - I have not much left but if I buy the usual amount it might start panic buying !
I ought to spread the amount out over a few weeks , but might be naughty ,like someone on another thread, and deliberately start rumours.
Honestly though I do buy a lot at this time a year.
Hope all are well .
Very mixed weather here, cloudbursts ,high winds and sunny spells.
Cold tea tonight all ready to assemble so not much washing up.
Daughter phones tonight so nice if all done re kitchen when she phones.

Cheerio ,look after yourselves,

The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary > Summary - Week ending 26th September
« on: Sunday 26 September 21 22:23 BST (UK)  »
Oh ,that is a pity Roobarb, how disappointing.
Sinusitis mhmm, a student who trained with me , suffered badly,she had regular “wash outs” -they sounded horrendous to me but she looked to be really suffering when it was really bad.

Just read the blurb with my Pravastatins and zEzetimibe and both give muscle pains,weakness, and so perhaps are contributing to the leg pains .
Other side effects too ,like itching . My back drives me mad ,always poking a long knitting needle down it to scratch.

MH, Do you think a tiny bone in your foot could be broken?
They are very tiny .
Do let us know what transpires Louisa Maude re your grandfather.

Glad you enjoyed Chelsea ,and yes,Caroline, the plant  you posted a picture of does seem insignificant .
Well an early night tonight I think ,I sit up doing crosswords etc and it was three o’clock the other day!
Keep well everyone,

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Tithe award - payable to vicar and ?
« on: Sunday 26 September 21 00:34 BST (UK)  »
Yep, didn’t know what it meant but saw it as that.

The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary > Summary - Week ending 26th September
« on: Friday 24 September 21 21:25 BST (UK)  »
Well, just phoned my son in law, had his Spitfire flight today.
We must have phoned at the same moment things were all mixed up.
Was absolutely ecstatic , emotional and excited.
Clear sky - just a little cloud for the experience.

Flew over the franchise where the crew had marked out in the gravel drive
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ——-they all wanted to contribute to the cost so that was most generous of them.
They got a wing waggle .
The airfield at Duxford is reasonably near .

The plane had seen active service ,not exactly sure of its full history.
He was overwhelmed at the power 19 year olds had in their hands and also the women pilots who delivered the planes to theRAF airfields.

So a lovely present all round.


World War Two / Re: Meenen/Menen/Menin Belgium in 1944
« on: Friday 24 September 21 19:12 BST (UK)  »
It was a strategic place in WW1, The Menen Road was an area of heavy fighting as the Germans tried to surround Ypres in a pincer movement, early in the war, then in 1917 when The Battle of Passendale was so bitterly fought.
Main railway lines which could be used by the Germans to transport heavy artillery ran to the East of the road .
which was already in German hands.
The battle of The Menen Road ,20-25 September,when the emphasis on Gough’s Fifth Army shifted to Plumer’sSecond .Better weather helped to ensure the desired objectives.

Menin in French ,Menen in Flemish ,pronounced somewhere between Mainen and Meenen ,nothing quite the same in English .
Spellings changed too in a language revival.
We rented a house for nine years from a man who had lived in nearby Gheluvelt before WW1 , until his home was demolished by shells etc .

The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary > Summary - Week ending 26th September
« on: Friday 24 September 21 17:56 BST (UK)  »
That was only one report L.M.
No doubt there will be others giving different results ,but I only heard the one
which said the brain needed cholesterol.
 Statins were not selective, so would take it from wherever.
Do I die from another heart attack or do I sink into Dementia ?
I will think about it tomorrow!———if  I remember !

The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary > Summary - Week ending 26th September
« on: Friday 24 September 21 15:30 BST (UK)  »
Yes I too am on Pravastatin 40mg and Ezetimibe10 mg.
Been on them many years.
My main worry is that the blanket prescribing of statins has contributed to the rise in dementia etc.
They strip cholesterol from everywhere despite our brains needing some .
There seems no way to control where they take it from.Brains lose more than they ought to in some cases.
Well according to a Radio programme some time ago.

Legs do ache ,but I can cope with that, it was the localised new ache that bothered me.
All OK though,well not serious.

My Dad’s roses are opening ,a sharp pinky red.
He tried for years to train a rose into a cascading shape ,training the twigs round a hoop from a barrel that had contained grapes,  we had a green grocery shop.
The little wooden barrels were filled with cork nibbles ,hence the breakfast cereal called “ Grape Nuts.”

The sun has just come out ,surprisingly.

With all the taradiddle re bins from last Friday to Tuesday,once again they have not been emptied .
 Today ought to have been paper and card collection .
Only one person has put their’s out ,what do they know that others don’t.?
The lorry has not been ,no idea why.

Oooh isn’t life exciting -bins not  emptied.!
Hope everyone is alright ,getting better and coping with life’s vississitudes - or something like that!

The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary > Summary - Week ending 26th September
« on: Friday 24 September 21 10:37 BST (UK)  »
How is your foot MH?Getting better I hope.
Your sense of taste Roobarb?Is any type of food tastier you you than another?

Nice to read of gatherings ,music, etc.

My son in law has his 60th birthday Spitfire flight today from RAF Duxford , we all clubbed together ,the staff at the franchise too wished to join in.
Wonder what FH has said at school .
Hope it is a clear fine day ,when we visited a few weeks back there was a flight up in the clear blue sky ,amazing aerobatics ,and sad too as you could not help but remember the young pilots,some only 19 in The Battle of Britain
over the fields in that same area.

Well a cheeky squirrel was sitting by the little pond this morning ,no idea why as no food out in the garden at all since the rat episode .
Grey of course.
My Bramleys are getting a bit rosy and the odd one has fallen.
Need a week or two more yet,not so big as usual .
Got a dogwood to prune and a flowering currant .

At Drs. Yesterday.
Been having a pain in my Rt.  calf .
On blood thinning tablets but I also thought my calf was a little larger than my left .
Anyway Dr. saw me as urgent ,measured my calves ( calfs?) with a gadget and poked around a bit ,both the same , said ut seemed like a slight case of
Phlebitis ,not a DVT .I said how comparitively sedentary I had been since no dog and lockdown and eye treatment .
She had no worries and said to raise  my feet when I can to relax the veins and get some elasticity  back in them.
So no real worries there.

A dull day ,has rained , coolish.
The Geraniums are lovely, not touched by slugs at all and still in full bloom -a bright stunning red.

Well some curtains  to make .
I like net curtains still,I can see out but no one can see in .
The window is a way from the pavement,garden in between  but people could see in if they wanted to.
I keep thinking about blinds but they look such a fiddle to keep clean and so forth.
Well must get on- post just arrived ,my premium bond might have won . ::)

Well, it stands to sense I suppose, that The Orthodox way as described in the TV documentary could not provide enough meat for even the Orthodox community of North Manchester  so New York!
No idea what ,the compromise would be .
Did not watch the video Erato,I chickened out,( no pun intended)but thanks for the link.

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