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PostSubject: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:21 am

First topic message reminder :

I love Ashby too lovely shops,  like the little lanes that open up to more shops and cafes
Poppies do a good Afternoon tea
Come on up you will make marks in the carpet
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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:09 am

Oh dear what a carry one....though Gil's routine was upset so Gil got upset, remember Carole he's ill....it's the same with elderly people (Not us of course we're certainly NOT elderly)  upset their routine and they can't understand it, and go into a funk Gil did the same.  

We'll raid Bond's cupboard for those choccy biccy's you love.
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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:24 am

Ok what do you want the bad news or the bad news ?

Marge don't you get WIFI on your Ipad ? like I can still
use my Kindle if we lose power Good morning
America was saying LA would be 81f today

Glad to see ya Vicky what was the matter ?

As to you getting New York { and CT }weather its quite possible
duck

Bond enjoy your evening then ♪ ♪

Went up to see Gil should have stayed here ,his Aid said she
had shower him earlier and normally he goes down to
Therapy after ,but today they were late picking him up and
so he got upset as he wanted to go back to sleep...
She offered him lunch ,did not want anything ,I had taken
him a small portion of what I made ,when I walked into his
room he was laying on the bed with his eyes closed ,and when
I asked why he did not want to eat I could see he was in a FUNK
so I said try this what I made had a spoonful said he did not want
any more did not like it confused2
Then he said he did not want to see "HER" again ,he meant his Aid
said its HER rules ,when I said he had to go by the rehab homes
rules ,he said NO HER RULES .... I had taken him a bag of fruit slices
{he LOVES them} said he did not want THEM either ,so I said fine
left them on his table THREW what I had taken him away ,and said when
your in a better mood have them call me ......I was SO UPSET I knew
I could not stay there as I was not feeling well as it was ,so came
home ....
I have a call in to his case worker now to find out whats going on
So that is MY good news
Back later if anyone's around crying

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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:44 am

No TV No telephone  AND NO    poor you Margaret ....

Thanks for those words "Spring is just round the corner"  Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:57 am

There is always some excitement here.
yesterday afternoon my cable service went out so
NO TV, NO Telephone and NO Computer or iPad !!
It came back on this morning. I think the new
company Spectrum is having a few teething
problems.
I keep going over what Tax information I have for
Brian but cannot see if anything is missing, the
only way is to take them to him and let him look
at them.
I am still figuring out what I should do about the
Illegible license plates on Big Red.
I need to put the
new registration sticker on the plate by the 18th
but this will mean I have to pay for not only the plates
themselves but both Month and year stickers.
Guess I need to speak to someone and get clear what I
need to do. Its $20 each for two bits of sticky stamps
that are about the size of a regular postal stamp!
Not much I can do as it has to be done or I could get
a fix-it ticket if stopped.
The Rumpole DVDs made it here yesterday so Lorna
and I are taking Teresa out for breakfast on Sunday
and I will give her, her gift then.

Going to order the cat play equipment and start
boxing up all the "crinkle" play things that they do not like.

It seems that my transitory migraine eye flashes are over
for now. Thank goodness I don't get the nausea and headaches
like I used to.
The fog is still hanging about but its warm enough to go out
in short sleeves although some Californians wrap up like its the
middle of winter on the east coast!

Hang in there girls, spring is just round the corner.
The Supermarket has tulips and daffodils for sale.
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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:41 am

Though the weather men/women  are saying we're going to get New Yorks weather    but this is lovely weather we don't want New Yorks weather thank you.....you never know they could be wrong.

New avatar....me standing outside a door at Kings College Cambridge.....I'd gone to visit my Aunt & Uncle & cousin's in Suffolk  and Carol & I had gone to look around a couple of the Colleges.  I was 18
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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:32 am

Hi all nice to see you back miss Vicky, looks like I'm on trolly duty then, books papers chocolates sweeties
We are out in a minute then it's a coach over to Brum to see a show the Comitmments , 20 of the best soul songs of the 60s you will fit in with your duster coat
Put out the garden furniture at the bottom today and the bumbly bees were massive like flying sheep do spring is over here Carole
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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:25 am

talktohand I KNOW Vicky UNDER ME

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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:24 am

Well I am getting ready to go see Gil
although I really do not feel good right
now ,came over queer when I went out
for some milk
So came home and threw a Shepherds pie
together for later and lay on the sofa for an hour

Spring is supposed to arrive next Monday funnytvprog
but they are watching close another storm that the
weatherman is HOPING misses us Sunday night
into Monday
I see Vicky posted on the Footy site and said she
was 85% better Shocked ...OK OK so what happened
pal
Anyway I will return ,looks in the fridgefood ummm
lets see what goodies Bond brought back

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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:21 am

Hello. funnytvprog No not been too good still iffy but getting there.....
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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:58 am

Hi all off to do the big dhop shopper
Back later fridgefood
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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:41 pm

Morning Bond ,well looks like Vicky
must be under the weather .....
hope its nothing serious and that she
gets back soon ...

Everything is SOLID ICE this morning temp
here is 8f ,what a mess ,and being as Blaine
and me have to park outside {Spencer uses
the garage as it is HIS house} any snow that
was not cleaned off is like cement and will take
time to clean off and if you do not there is a fine of
$120 if stopped

Anyway hoping to see Vicky in later if only to say HELLO


Spoke to Liz last night ,she apologies for not posting but
has a lot going on with Rob ,who she said they THINK has now
Diverticulitis but had told her nothing about ,so I gave
her some info as been there and DONE THAT Rolling Eyes
LOOK OUT BOND IS COMING hoover

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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:57 pm

Good morning all from Atherstone a bright morning here blue sky and sunshine
And as it's Wednesday it's get those legs up come on a little higher you can do it hoover duster
Then breakfast and it's Shredded Wheat and warm milk porridge and honey plus toast and marmalade Coffee tea orange juice
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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:10 am

Time for bed sleep tight and keep warm
Night night
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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:57 am

Well done for the up dates you two
Back from the baths after doing a couple of hours at the Am drams
So where is miss vicky I'll put the kettle on and hope things are well
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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:54 am

Spencer plowed out the driveway while Blaine
started digging the HUGH pile of snow/frozen Ice the neighbor
who plows the street and some other neighbors driveways
had PARKED it at the BOTTOM of OUR driveway headbanger
Its going to freeze over night as the storm apparently took
a slightly different route hugging the shoreline more thus
we along the shore got LESS than they were saying ,we
ended up with around 12" and it started to turn to rain/sleet
before ending so will be a skating rink tomorrow
The snow was VERY heavy what they call ♥️ attack snow
as it is so if we did not clear it tonight there would be a problem

The travel ban will be lifted at 5pm tonight

I have a question ....WHERE IS VICKY she has not posted today
has she ?
Wonder if she has run off with our "silent " who I see is STILL
reading what we have to say with out posting ....RIGHT SIR G funnytvprog

Anyway time for me to shower ,called Gil he asked WHY I was calling
should have saved my breath

Catch you tomorrow

Marge bet you will be glad when Melanie gets every thing sorted
so you can CLOSE your "bank" funnytvprog

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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:31 am

I am glad you are all safe and sound at home for
the day at least Carole.

I read the timeline about the history of Coventry
and....... I am going to say that Lanchester Tech.
was open before the dedication date as that's
where Peter went to do his DNC and HND and
that was in the late 50s.
I know he did not start the DNC until after we met in
Nov 1957.
I went to the Art school for 2 years in the same
campus buildings and that was 1956 & 57.
We were married and away at Cranfield in
August 1961.
Walsgrave Hospital was not dedicated until 1970
as that was when the queen came by train to
formally open it. It had actually been open for nearly
two years by then.
This I know for a fact as that's where my mother
was being treated.
Other than that, its great!
The "Urban renewal" started in around 1935/6
Colonel Whiley (?) owned the Charterhouse estate
and was big man on the city council.
He acquired a Coventry built motorcar and wanted
to have a continuation of a wide road like the Roman
road which we know as Kennilworth road right into
the city center.
He used to ride his pony and trap along the London Road
every Sunday for his pint with the workers at the Plough.
(now I have dated myself!)

Today is just like yesterday and the day before, sunny
trying to break through the coastal fog.
Its quite pleasant actually but a little cool for short sleeves.

Got to send Melanie some more money as the medical bills
keep coming in, this one is for a months worth of visits
to the local cottage hospital to service her PIC line
(Permanent Intravenous whatnot)in her arm.
It has to be flushed regularly to keep it working.
So there goes another $370.
She now tells me that she won't get clearance for
full Medicare until June now.
She has a lawyer working on it so he is keeping
an eye on what is happening.
I asked her about the supplemental Insurance we
all need to pay what Medicare won't and she says
they have several options which they are looking at.
The Lawyer will take a flat fee when she gets the
back payments which will date back two years
from the time she originally filed. Its not a lot
but everything helps at this point.
I think my migraines are over now so will be
able to get a few more things done today.
Its off to Lorna's this evening for tea and dessert!
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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:12 am

Nice to get the boys back safe and warm Carole, nice on a bad day to be back in doors eating a bacon batch
Just watching live pictures on the news of traffic (not much moving) in New York
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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:58 am

Hello Bond ,yes that house was by the water
and the sea spray froze it ,I hope no one was
inside funnytvprog
Seen it happen before though like that

Well at least my son got back home they called
the bosses son {boss is in Florida ,goes twice a year
and his wife who stays here,its one of those marriages,
was not answering Spencer's texts} anyway they told
Donny they were at work but had only sold two people
gas for a total of $37 ,and how there was a travel ban etc
so he said for them to go home ,but at least THIS way they
will get paid ...

Just made the boys a bacon and egg sarnie ,and both have gone
BACK TO BED

The snow is picking up now with a 56mph gust registered here
in Bridgeport and the snow is flying sideways

So guess its either play games on Face book or easychair
and will try calling Gil later when I know he can get his phone

Back later on run run

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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:41 am

Afternoon Carole, it's been showing NY and it's surrounding on the news and the warning about not going out, some pictures of a house on the coast absolutely covered I have ice, the wind had blown sea spray onto it and it had frozen, walls of icicles
Kettles on I. On going g to sit and have a read about cov waiting for the paint to dry
Thinking of the warmer weather by the pool
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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:27 am

Here is what Angie posted ,its a bit of the last one
but with more info very interesting reading

For anyone interested in Coventry's history,
SAXON COVENTRY
Coventry began as a Saxon village. It was called Coffantree, which means the tree belonging to Coffa. Trees were often used as meeting places. In this case a settlement grew up around the tree and it eventually became called Coventry.
Then in 1043 Leofric, the local Earl and his wife Godiva founded a Benedictine monastery at Coventry. They granted the monks land on which to graze sheep. (In the Middle Ages Coventry became famous for its wool industry).
Lady Godiva certainly existed (she is mentioned in documents of the time) but whether her famous naked ride through Coventry took place it is impossible to say. According to the story her husband Leofric was taxing the people of Coventry heavily and Godiva begged him to remove the tax. He jokingly said he would lift the tax if she rode through the town naked. Godiva did so! The story was first written down by Roger of Wendover (died 1236) and it may be true. However Peeping Tom is a much later addition to the story of Lady Godiva. He was not mentioned until the 17th century.
COVENTRY IN THE MIDDLE AGES
From the early 12th century Coventry was divided into 2 halves. The northern half was controlled by the Prior (the head of the priory or small monastery). The southern half of Coventry was controlled by the Earl. However the Prior slowly lost his power. After 1265 he rented his half of Coventry to the Earl. Then in 1345 Coventry was given a charter (a document granting the townspeople certain rights). From then on The merchants of Coventry formed a town council and elected the mayor and magistrates. Ten years later, in 1355, the Prior gave up all his claims to Coventry.
At the time of the Domesday Book in 1086 Coventry had a population of about 350. By the standards of the time it was a fair sized settlement. Coventry grew rapidly in the Middle Ages. By the late 14th century it had a population of 4,817. By the standards of the time Coventry was a large and important town. By the end of the Middle Ages the population of Coventry reached 6,500.
The main industry in the Medieval Coventry was weaving and dyeing wool. In Coventry there were many workers in the cloth trade, drapers, tailors, dyers and weavers. There were also fullers. They cleaned and thickened cloth by pounding it in a mixture of clay and water. In Coventry there were also many leather workers like saddlers, shoemakers and glovers. There were many other craftsmen in Coventry such as millers, bakers, butchers and bakers, blacksmiths, carpenters, coopers, cutlers and goldsmiths.
In 1340 the merchants of Coventry were formed into a guild, which looked after their interests. A meeting hall, St Mary's hall, was built for the guild in 1340.
From the late 12th century Coventry was probably surrounded by a ditch and an earth rampart with a wooden palisade on top. After 1335 a stone wall was built around Coventry. The wall was built in stages. Most of it was finished by the early 15th century but it was not totally complete till 1538.
In the Middle Ages Coventry had a castle. Broadgate is named after the gate at the entrance of the castle. By 1250 a manor house, Chelysemore Manor, was built South of the town. The grounds around it were called Chelysemore Park.
Much Park Street and Little Park Street after both named after the park attached to the house. Burges is a corruption of 'between the bridges', as it stood between the bridges over the Sherbourne and Radford Brook. Spon End may be called that because it was the place where wooden roof tiles or 'spans' were made. The Butts was the place where men from Coventry practiced archery. (By law they had to practice every Sunday afternoon).
In the 13th century friars came to Coventry. The friars were like monks but instead of withdrawing from the world they went to preach. Franciscan friars arrived in Coventry about 1234. They were known as Grey friars because of their grey costumes. The Carmelites arrived in Coventry in 1342 They were called white friars and lived in the Southeast corner of Coventry.
There were also 'hospitals' in Medieval Coventry. They were run by the church. The Hospital of St John the Baptist stood at the junction of Hale Street and Bishop Street. In it monks cared for the sick and poor as best they could.
Life in the Middle Ages
COVENTRY IN THE 16th CENTURY AND 17th CENTURY
In 1520 Coventry had a population of 6,601 but it slowly declined and by 1587 it was only 6,502. Meanwhile in 1506 a merchant named Thomas Bond left money in his will to build a 'hospital' or almshouse for old men. In 1509 William Ford left money in his will for another 'hospital' or almshouse.
In 1538 Henry VIII closed the friaries in Coventry. In 1539 the priory was closed. However Coventry Grammar School opened in 1545. Bablake Free School was founded in 1567.
However like all towns in those days Coventry suffered from outbreaks of plague. One severe outbreak was in 1603.
Then in 1642 came civil war between king and parliament. Charles I attempted to enter Coventry with an army but he was refused entry and Coventry remained in parliament's hands for the whole of the war. During the civil war prisoners were held in the Church of St John. In 1647 a writer said that prisoners were 'sent to Coventry'. The phrase came to mean excluded from polite society.
In 1662 Charles II ordered the people of Coventry to destroy the walls around the city (perhaps remembering how his father had been refused admission in 1642). Most of the walls were broken up and the stone was used for new buildings, but the gates remained.
The traditional industry of Coventry, weaving and dyeing wool declined in the 17th century. On the other hand a new industry appeared. As early as 1627 silk was woven in Coventry. By the end of the 17th century silk weaving was an important industry.
At the end of the 17th century the travel writer Celia Fiennes described Coventry: 'Coventry stands on the side of a pretty high hill. The spire and steeple of one of the churches is very high and is thought the third highest in England. In the same churchyard stands another large church, which is something unusual, two such great churches together. Their towers and the rest of the churches and high buildings make the town appear very fine. The streets are broad and well paved with small stones.'
COVENTRY IN THE 18th CENTURY
The traditional wool industry in Coventry continued to decline although silk ribbon weaving boomed. From the mid 18th century watch making also became an important industry in Coventry.
In the later 18th century most of the town gates of Coventry were demolished as they impeded the flow of traffic. New Gate went in 1762. It was followed by Gosford Gate and Bishop Street Gate in 1765. Spon Gate went in 1771 and Greyfriars Gate was demolished in 1781. Bastille Gate survived until 1849 but today there are only 2 surviving gates, Swanswell and Cook Street. The Market cross in Coventry was destroyed in 1771. However it was rebuilt in 1976.
In 1793 a dispensary was opened where poor people could obtain free medicines. Coventry gained its first newspaper in 1741 and from 1790 night watchmen patrolled the streets of Coventry. (It is doubtful if they were very effective!).
The first stretch of Coventry canal was built in 1769. By 1790 it connected Coventry to the Trent and the Mersey.

COVENTRY IN THE 19th CENTURY
In 1801 the population of Coventry was 16,000. By the standards of the time it was quite a large town. By 1851 the population of Coventry had reached 37,000 and by 1900 about 62,000.
There were many improvements in Coventry in the 19th century. A gasworks opened in Coventry in 1820 and the town soon had gas street lighting. In 1836 the first real police force was formed in Coventry. In 1847 a cemetery was opened. Since 1541 Coventry had been a county on its own. In 1842 it was made part of Warwickshire again.
The railway reached Coventry in 1838. Also in 1838 the Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital was opened. Gulson Road Hospital was built in 1843. In 1871 a smallpox epidemic in Coventry killed 166 people. As a result a fever hospital was built in 1874.
Nevertheless life in Victorian Coventry gradually improved. Late in the 19th century the council built sewers in Coventry.
A Technical Institute was founded in Coventry in 1887 and in 1902 it became the Technical College.
Coventry City Football Club was founded in 1889. Furthermore the first telephone exchange in Coventry opened in 1889 and the first electricity generating station opened in 1895.
Meanwhile steam driven trams began running in Coventry in 1884. After 1895 they were replaced by electric ones.
As Coventry grew it spread outwards. Union Street and Whitefriars Street were built about 1820. In the mid-19th century houses were built around Swanswell. From the middle of the century Earlsdon and Chelysemore were built up. In 1890 the boundaries of Coventry were extended to include Radford. By 1900 growth had spread to Foleshill.
Silk weaving was still booming in Coventry in the early 19th century but it declined rapidly after 1860. The Cobden Treaty was made with France in 1860. It allowed free trade. French silk ribbons flooded into England and the ribbon makers of Coventry were ruined. Many emigrated.
A man named Thomas Stevens 1828-1888, had another idea. He made silk pictures, which he called Stevengraphs and built up a successful business.
New industries appeared in Coventry during the 19th century. The first bicycles were made in Coventry as early as the 1860s. In the late 19th century cycling became very popular and the bike making industry boomed. In 1897 the first cars were made in Coventry.
COVENTRY IN THE 20th CENTURY
During the 20th century amenities in Coventry improved. An ambulance service began in Coventry in 1902. Coventry gained its first cinemas in 1910 and the first motor buses in Coventry ran in 1914. The first council houses were built in 1917.
The parish church of St Michael was made a cathedral in 1919 and War Memorial Park in Coventry opened in 1921.
In the early 20th century watch making in Coventry declined. So did bicycle making. On the other hand car manufacture boomed in the early 20th century but it declined after the 1950s. In 1916 G.E.C. began making electrical goods in Coventry. At the end of the century the main industries in Coventry were engineering and making electronic equipment.
In the 1920s council houses were built at Radford and Stoke Heath. In the 1930s council and private houses were built at Holbrooks and at Stivichall. Many private houses were built at Coundon and Keresley Heath. Other private houses were built around Tile Hill Lane. At the same time the council began slum clearance in the town centre and began building council houses to replace them.
The boundaries of Coventry were extended in 1928. Stoke was absorbed as well as Pinley, Whiteley and Stivichall. Part of Foleshill was also absorbed in 1928. The other part was absorbed in 1932 when the boundaries were extended again. At that time Coundon was also absorbed. So were Willenahall, Wyken and Walsgrave on Sowe. In 1937 Trinity Street was built. Corporation Street was built in 1939. A southern by-pass was built in 1940.
Coventry suffered severely in the Second World War. The two most severe bombing raids were on the night of 14-15 November 1940 and 8-9 April 1941. The city center was devastated by the bombing. St. Michael's Cathedral was destroyed apart from its spire and outer walls.
The huge task of rebuilding Coventry began in 1948 when Princess Elizabeth laid the foundation stone of the new city centre. A statue of Lady Godiva was unveiled in 1949. In the 1950s Coventry city centre was rebuilt and in the late 1960s an inner ring road was built.
After World War II council houses were built at Tile Hill and Whitmore. In the early 1970s council flats were built at Hillfields. Private houses were built at Allesley, Walsgrave on Sowe, Binley and Stivichall.
Meanwhile the first mosque in Coventry was built in Eagle street in 1960. The same year Lanchester College of Technology was built.
Belgrade Theatre opened in Coventry in 1958 and in 1960 the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum was built. A School of Music was built in 1964. Coventry Polytechnic was founded in 1970. It was made a university in 1992.
Meanwhile a Toy Museum opened in Covnetry in 1970. Midland Air Museum opened in 1975.
Cathedral Lanes Shopping Centre opened in Coventry in 1990 and West Orchards Shopping Centre opened in 1991. Coventry University Technocentre opened in 1998.
COVENTRY IN THE 21st CENTURY
At the beginning of the 21st century a new project to refurbish Coventry city center called the Phoenix Initiative began. It included two new 'squares'. Priory Place with bars and restaurants and apartments and Millennium Place. The latter includes the Whittle Arch, which commemorates Sir Frank Whittle the inventor. It also includes the Peoples Bench and the Time Zone Clock.
Skydome Leisure Centre opened in 2000. Ricoh Arena opened in 2005. Millennium Place opened in Coventry in 2003. The Phoenix Initiative also included three new gardens, Priory Garden, Priory Cloister Garden and the Garden of International Friendship. Lady Herberts Garden was refurbished. Today the population of Coventry is 316,000.


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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:13 am

Bond the 12th was a FULL MOON
that is whats making it worse along the shoreline
here with high tides and flooding during this storm
on top of everything else  

Well been up since 530am the snow started at 2am
I am so mad as Spencer's boss did not tell them to
stay home & as of 5am today the Governor of CT
issued a TRAVEL BAN except for emergency personnel
Spencer's boss  last time we had a storm said  he wanted the gas station
open for people NEEDING gas ,who will be out I do not know
with the travel ban in effect confused2
If caught on the highway there is a $92 fine ,PLUS how my son and Louie
who came to pick him up will get home as this gets worse is anyone's guess .
right now its blowing around and the snow is light but waiting on the
stronger bands of snow moving up over us from New York area where
they are saying along with the stronger winds its going to be very
hard to move it ...
Ahhh the weatherman is saying the national weather service has dropped
the blizzard warning for us so we are now just a winter storm warning

You ask is Gil better Vicky ,I would not say so ,the only thing better
is his Hemoglobin it was up to 10.6 last night
He still is very weak when standing etc and that is my fear

Anyway I will be back as long as we do not lose power service

Angie on FB putting more interesting info on FB about Coventry

Bond  please

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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:58 pm

Morning all from Atherstone a bit grey over here and very quiet not a breath of wind and think everyone has the day off as no cars are moving
Breakfast Shredded Wheat and warm milk porridge and honey plus toast and marmalade Coffee tea orange juice Back later
Lovely early 60s look I can s to the you getting on the back of my scooter riding side of saddle
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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:21 am

But he is a lot better though isn't he Carole?

My coat was pale cream and I wore matching shoes.....I loved that coat.

I watched Broadchurch also Bond.....the school you see is the one which Jamies is Head Teacher.

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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:45 am

That's interesting Carole great dates,
Broadchurch tonight so I'll get the drinks before it starts
Last night was a full moon
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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:26 am

One of my friends in Coventry posted
this on Face Book
.. 1043 Earl Leofric and his wife Godiva found a Benedictine monastery at Coventry
1086 Coventry has a population of about 350, 234 Franciscan friars (called grey friars because of the colour of their costumes) arrive in Coventry
1335 Onward Stone walls are built around Coventry
1340 The merchants of Coventry are formed into a guild to protect their interests
1342 Carmelite friars (white friars) arrive in Coventry
1345 Coventry is given a charter (A document granting the townspeople certain rights)
1380 Coventry has a population of nearly 5,000 making it a large town by the standards of the time. Coventry is famous for its wool industry.
1520 Coventry has a population of 6,601
1538 Henry VIII closes the friaries in Coventry
1545 Coventry grammar school opens
1603 Coventry suffers a severe outbreak of plague
1647 The phrase 'sent to Coventry' is first recorded
1662 Charles II orders the demolition of the walls around Coventry
1741 The wool industry in Coventry is rapidly declining although silk ribbon weaving is booming. Coventry gains its first newspaper.
1790 Night watchmen patrol the streets of Coventry
1793 A dispensary where the poor can obtain free medicines opens
1801 The population of Coventry is 16,000
1820 Coventry gains gas light
1838 The railway reaches Coventry. The Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital opens.
1847 A cemetery opens
1851 The population of Coventry is 37,000
1860 Silk ribbon weaving goes into a steep decline
1871 A smallpox epidemic kills 166 people in Coventry
1889 Coventry City Football Club is founded. The first telephone exchange opens.
1895 The first electricity generating station opens. Electric trams run in the streets.
1897 The first cars are made in Coventry
1901 The population of Coventry is 62,000
1902 An ambulance service begins in Coventry
1910 The first cinemas open in Coventry
1916 G.E.C. begin making electrical goods in Coventry
1917 The first council houses are built in Coventry
1919 The church of St Michael is made a cathedral
1921 War Memorial Park opens
1928 The boundaries of Coventry are extended
1940-41 Coventry suffers severely from German bombing
1948 Princess Elizabeth lays the foundations stone of a new city centre.
1958 Belgrade Theatre opens
1960 The first mosque in Coventry is built. Herbert Art Gallery and Museum is built..
1970 Coventry Polytechnic is founded. A Toy Museum opens
1975 Midland Air Museum opens
1990 Cathedral Lanes Shopping Centre opens
1991 West Orchards Shopping Centre opens
1992 Coventry Polytechnic is made a university
2000 Skydome Leisure Centre opens
2003 Millennium Place opens. The population of Coventry is 300,000

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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:07 am

Well sat in with Gil with the Occupational therapist
who works with his hands /arms
She was saying the Physiotherapist told her Gil was
bad on the stairs yesterday ,and I said THAT was why
I am getting him into the Geriatric home Dr program
as I KNOW how he is going up and down stairs

Still sunny  but cold here so giving people time to
get to the shopper  and stock up and gas up
which I did this morning again as :driver:  back n forth
to see Gil where he is is draining the gas and I want to make sure
I have a FULL tank
Told him I will be unable to make it tomorrow the staff there
was saying the early morning shift will be able to get in but will
probably not be able to get home that is IF they all come in
as it seems the Jews are hard task masters and they do not want to
hear your not coming in ,if your unable to get out your street
whats a body to do confused2

Anyway what Aisha did pooped him out as he wanted to go back  after and
lay on top of his bed to take a nap confused2

Sorry to hear Ian missed getting the part Marge  ,its a curse sometimes
to look younger than your age ,and sometimes its fun ,like when I started
my job at US Baird Corp and my boss asked if I had children and I replied
yes a daughter almost 15 and two sons 11 & 10 ,{I was 32 and I guess did
not look old enough to have a 15 year old daughter }

Anyway trying to get back to the nurse  to see what Gil's blood number
was after the took it today ,but the line is BUSY BUSY BUSY I SWEAR
they take it off the hook headbanger


AHHH got the receptionist to put me through <Gil's blood seems to be
holding as its 10.6 >


So I shall be back again

Vicky OH BOY do I remember THAT look mine was pale blue
Crunch crunch crunch ...come on Marge ONIONS run run run

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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:44 am

Oh sorry I forgot to mention the crusty bread rolls..... Smile have a few more chips.
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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:30 am

Thank for the chips and bread roll
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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:54 am

run run run  sorry cheese  chips all round and a large jar of pickled onions for Carole & Margaret.

We are a LOT late because we've been nattering so much......

Oh I remember waking up to ifrost on the inside of the windows Margaret.....that was in Bolton when I was growing up,  of course I couldn't believe how sunny  the Midlands was when I got in with David.

Sorry Ian missed out on those parts Margaret.....he certainly has the stage presents, he was brilliant in "Driving Miss Daisy"

Ok don't let the chips go cold..

Remember those Dust Coats girls.....that's me 16 wearing one.
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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:44 am

Carole ,I do not envy you coping with all that snow.
I remember Cranfield the winter of 62/63.
The worse winter since 1947 I believe.
The whole college and village was cut off for three
days until they could get the snow plows out as
far as the airfield. Brrrr.
Coventry rarely got that much snow as the exhaust
from the factories melted a lot of it. Nothing prepared
me for a bleak winter stuck up on a high plain in the
middle of Bedfordshire!
Peters parents had presented us with his old wooden
sledge so I used it in place of the pram!
The old highchair that the neighbors gave us came
apart so use the seat part lashed to the sledge.

I didn't like waking up to frost on the INSIDE of the
metal windows!

We have had fog drifting in and out all night and its
still kind of foggy now but the sun is trying to break through.

There is not a cloud in the sky over the top of the fog so I
am having another mild migraine from the very bright sunlight.

I spoke to Ian yesterday and he says he gets them from time to
time as well. Luckily no headache and no nausea but little
floaty things going across my vision. They come and go so
if I wear my sunglasses I can cope until they go away.
Good job I sorted the tax papers yesterday afternoon so I can
give them all to Brian some time this week.

He says his FIL is making progress but they still have no bed available
at the rehabilitation center for him and he is not strong enough yet
to send home. I don't think they would get him to the place after he
went home anyway. He is as stubborn as a mountain goat. once he
digs his heels in.
Ian also says he was disappointed not to get at least one of two parts
he auditioned for but is was down to him and another guy in the end.
It was for stage plays I believe.
They said they were looking for someone to play a middle aged father.
(Ian is middle aged at 52 but does not look his age that's the trouble)
but with a few of the right touches can look the part.
Peter never looked his age either until much later on.

Think I will go and have a little easychair for an hour. TTFN




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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:37 am

Afternoon all, well it's 5:35 here in the UK so Waiting the cheese chips and any news so sitting in the corner
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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:07 am

Good afternoon all, well it's nice here birds singing in the sunshine
Get your woodies on Carole
You can see the Susan in you in that photo
Any more tea in that jug I say is there any more tea in that jug?
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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:54 pm

Whooo forgot your seeing Bev .....have a good natter chattable
No HEAT IF we lose power Vicky so I would either be in bed under
my Duvet or walking around with my coat on ...
And no would not be able to post from my obviously
but would still be able to use my kindle as long as my charge
lasted ....
Have to see if the portable propane heaters we had at the other
house are still in the garage and if I have the portable tanks that
fuel them ,at least we could use them although I do not like using
them a lot ,had them mainly for Blaine's room over there as his room
we built under the deck if you remember and was not as good insulated
as the "proper" house was ....
OK enjoy back later

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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:07 pm

Morning guys.....

NO HEAT Carole.....  hope you're wrapped up warm,  and of course will you be able to get on here?  

Well I'll bring back cheese  chips and pickled onions ...... confused2  and poor Carole can't get in run run run run run

Avatar is me aged 7, that photo I've got sad eyes it was things at home wasn't too good.
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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:45 pm

Morning Bond from a 10f Bridgeport CT
waiting on our 15 to 25" of snow ,yes that IS
2ft ,mind you we have had MORE before
we came here when we got 36" and could not get out
of the other house
Anyway I have things to do this morning ,bank for one
to drop off a deposit {gotta make sure my checks do not
bounce } then I want to get in some extra cold deli meat
as they are saying with the up to 60mph winds we could
lose power .and in this house that means NO heat and NO cooking
as the furnace needs electric to turn on even though we use oil
{the other house we had gas } trying to think of things to get
to be prepared .....

Anyway I shall post when I return
MORNING LADIES .......AND SILENT funnytvprog

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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:54 pm

Breakfast and it's Shredded Wheat and warm milk porridge and honey plus toast and marmalade Coffee tea orange juice
I'll catch up from Bedworth and talk later
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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:40 am

Yes you can understand how difficult it is following the rules for Gil.

It's right about him moving about.....helping his lungs, not forgetting his legs. Hope you make him keep it up when he comes home Carole.

We had a box room next to my bedroom, the guy living there had hung himself and oh crumbs that room was always cold.....I hated that room as well, spooky.
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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:19 am

Well been up to see Gilly ,he had another
run in with his NA{Nurses Aid}
Seems he did not want to get up this morning
when she wanted to get him up ,so he ended
up getting up at noon and she was trying to get the
other 6 people she has ready for lunch
Gil only had soup and was really raring up when I got
there
I tried to tell him he has to go by THEIR rules and the faster
he learns that the FASTER he can come home
He went to therapy so I sat in on it ,they are trying to wean
him off the Oxygen and as she said the more he moves around
his lungs will expand and he will not need the oxygen
She had him stand and sit then do legs lifts and then he
walked with her along a corridor using the walker
I brought his clothes back to wash and will take clean ones
up tomorrow as I already told him I doubt very much I will be
going up there Tuesday with what they are saying we are going to get

Sunny here and its 5pm {more sunlight less sleep}

Watching a WHITE HAIRED Tom Jones on Public TV wow he still
has his voice ,Tracie and Wendy LOVE HIM ,years ago when it
was REALLY expensive to call over seas ,I found Tracie on the phone
screaming at a concert he was doing then in the '70's on TV but also
on the PHONE when I asked who she had on there and she said WENDY
I almost died $$$$$$$$ that bill ...

Look at you little cute bridesmaid ...
When we lived on Bolingbroke Rd we had a two up and two down
the stairs went up from besides the fireplace ,the kitchen was down a
step from the living room and had a walk in larder that later I know
after we left was made into a bathroom by knocking the wall down
in between it and the outside loo.
On top of the kitchen there was a room that I never liked going into
as they say the old man that lived there before us died there ,in fact
I HATED going UP STAIRS on my own and would wait until Gil came
home from work when he was on 2 -10 before carrying & putting Tracie
and Blaine up to bed used to give me shivers up my spine Mad

Anyway Spencer is on his way to take Gil a fish sarnie and some cheesychipraid
So I must away to take my shower

Bond pass the cakes please

Marge your doing good lady

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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:07 am

Nighty night Bond......speak tomorrow, off with Bev tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:05 am

Good stories girls but it's time for bed for me
Early start so Night night
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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:57 am

Wonderful stories Margaret.   I used to love listening to the lady next door to where I grew up, she used to tell me all about her Victorian parents and grandparents....I was about 8 and I just loved the stories, when she died she left me her Mum's dressing table and her Grand parents potty cupboard.   Of course when I got married we went for new, shame, and so my Gran sold them to an antique dealer. she was moving to Suffolk and didn't want to take everything with her.   Mrs Yates used to save up all her three penny bits and give them to me.....I used to play at making towns with them Smile   strangely enough my best friend Janice married a Colin Yates and it wasn't until last year when Colin and her were talking and it turned out Colin & Mrs Yates were related....his great aunt.

Sounds interesting Bond.

Yes I remember when we went to Ely to visit David's Gran and she showed me upstairs....well it was a  ladder   up she went like a two year old, she was in her 80's....me going "Oh erm ok"   and not that keen.    

Ok later.   Oh me as a bridesmaid aged 5....and so I was later told, I wanted a wee.    though I still remember the "torture"  at the hairdressers having my hair put into tiny head curls and then under the HOT dryer.


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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:42 am

Lovely stoies as always Marge, I did go into one of the remaining old cottages on Atherstone it one room down stairs with a bit of a kitchen tacked on with one bedroom upstairs with a door but a good size landing that the kids slept on
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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:33 am

Hi, we went to the white Hart in Ridge Lane, just a old drinkers pub very dog friendly in the bar there was four dogs in there as I thought then another came out for of under a bench, the restaurant is only a small back room but the foods good. What they have started doing is delivering Sunday lunch to your home, not much call for that but they can do 100 dinners on a Sunday, they say they deliver to mainly old folks and have started doing it mid week
Room for a cake now?
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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:24 am

tired morning tired
Same routine last night as the night before.
Awake at 3-4am, up at dawn and fed the cats
and promptly went back to sleep and didn't
open my eyes until an hours ago!
To be fair I did a lot yesterday, got half the
living room carpet vacuumed and sorted a lot of
stuff like receipts which tend to build up in my
bag and on the table. The last time I was at Pet's
Mart I saw a cat play short tower which will fit a
spot I have in front of one of the front windows.
At present it has a cat shelf with a pad attached
to the window sill but its not made to hold two
cats at the same time so its not very stable.
I am going to order this one and have it delivered.
I do not need a higher tower as they do not
climb any higher than waist height.
Lorna has one that goes all the way to the ceiling!
The one I want has a largish oblong flat top which
will be just right for both of them to see out the
window at the same time.
There is a mish mash of things underneath the
cat shelf which I can move elsewhere in the house.
and several other cat play things that are ignored
because they have crinkle stuff in them and they
don't like it. Those I can clean up and donate.

I have been notified that the set of Rumpole
should arrive on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Hope it arrives before Teresa's B Day.

Other than a huge fog bank moving in last night and out
again around dawn, its misty sunlight today,
current temp is 62F high for today is to be 72f.

The Tudor house my grandparents lived in had 3 floors
and a cellar. the back of the house had had a scullery
built on as in earlier times all cooking was done on the
huge fireplace in the main living room.
it had a posh parlor at one side of the front door and the
other side had a workshop as both Jacob Caldicott (?)
and Thomas Chapman had a home business
engraving those Coventry watches that are so rare now.
The cellar was part of the tunnels from the priory which
had been sealed off and the attic was one big room which
I guess was big enough for a weaving loom at one time.
It had two largish bedrooms at the front and two single
ones at the back.
I could not fathom out how they got Gran and Granddads huge
bedroom suite in there because it certainly did not come up
the tiny winding stairs!
They must have taken out the whole window and hoisted it
up a piece at a time!
If fact, after Gran died I guess they got it out the same way.
Not that it was worth much as all the furniture in the house
and the upright piano was full of wood worm.
Even the Chippendale dining suite in the best room!
(I, being an art student at the time snuck in there and
turned over a dining chair to look for a trade mark,
which I found) I "borrowed" a book from the library
at the art school on Chippendale and his designs and
trademarks. All my mothers sisters thought it was a
tale handed down through the family but it was true!
I guess I was a born detective even then.


The Caldicott's were well off (must have had
some family money). Jane being a Govenor of the
Blue Coat school and a Sunday school teacher and her
husband an engraver. Gran and her older brothers
each inherited a room of Jane and Jacobs furniture.
Gran got the whole dining room!

Carole , its a good thing that they are getting Gil up and
moving around, he must be so out of shape but if
he gets some muscle strength back he will be able to do
a bit more.
Anyway I'm off back to work here. TTFN

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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:19 am

Where did you go Bond?    Yes it is lovely to have all the kids, big & small around you Bond.

ironing  first and then started the dinner.....I'm full as well Bond.

I'll have a cuppa later Bond    run  run  run      Oh you were talking about the old houses being one up and down....my great Uncles house (My avatar) had a cellar which the door opened into the living room, a kitchen leading off to a wash area, front room as well, loo outside of course and there was three bedrooms upstairs.    Though my aunt Daisy once was sure she saw my Great Aunt coming from the cellar...."She was wearing a red coat and a beret" my aunt said ....my great aunt Sarah always loved wearing her red coat I was told years later she used to wear a red beret with it.  My aunt swore nobody had told her that.   confused2
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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:07 am

Afternoon all, a long day but nothing done, waiting about all morning for lunch, then lunch then hanging about as full of roast dinner but nice to have all the big kids and little kids together
Cake for tea, chocolate and lemon drizzle
I'll make a pot
Nice smalls
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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:54 am

Good photo Carole you'll have to join our roving reporter Choccy Penguin. Smile

Thanks for the breakfast Bond.

Been doing some handwash and I'm ironing later.

It's looking nice out there.
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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:00 am

Well our clock went FORWARD last night
and I was woken at 7am hearing the sound
of sirens ,knew they were close but not as CLOSE
as they REALLY were ,right behind us at a house
that not long ago had been renovated new roof etc
Looked out the back door and all I saw was THICK
smoke ,then watched as the brave firemen got on the roof and
opened it up allowing the flames to shoot through .....
I hope no one got hurt
Took LOTS of pictures though one of which I will put on my
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For some reason Buddy climbed up beside me on Gil's side
last night and slept from 7pm to 1130pm ,got off briefly then
when I woke he was back up in the same place and that is where
he stayed until the Fire trucks woke us up
Temps only in the teens today along with the sunny and then
ALL eye are on Tuesdays forecast of a BLIZZARD with up to 60mph
winds and up to 16" of SNOW headbanger

Ok I am away as I must go get what I need for the week shopper run

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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:16 pm

Good morning all from Atherstone a wet morning here but still warm and no snow in the forecast Carole
Bit of restful day today made even more restful with a wet morning
Yes pubs and Atherstone went hand in hand,
Right breakfast and it's Shredded Wheat and warm milk porridge and honey plus toast and marmalade Coffee tea orange juice
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PostSubject: Re: Morning everyone..It's a new week...11/08/2014   Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:47 am

Maybe he was a bit tired as you say Carole confused2 they had him doing quite a lot.

There's always a pub and then a Church when you go into the country Bond, go to Church and then afterwards it's straight into the pub.....Bolton was a Town of pubs. Rolling Eyes
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