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Beedubya Apr 26th 2011 8:19 pm

Re: OVER 50's & 60's Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 

Originally Posted by Mummy in the foothills (Post 9327679)
Send Bee (she can take her sister as a thanks for letting me stay), I bet she could do with a tour after all that interviewing and flat hunting.

Oh yes Pauline I am up for it!!!!!!!!!!! Though my sister is in Turkey and will be off to Paris next week, maybe I could take my other sister or even my mother :eek: LOL!!

What about Rodney and his mum? Or Jackie and her mum? I never even thought of that thinking we HAD to fly out of the USA...........not thinking of those of us that are already here!! :blink:

Mummy in the foothills Apr 26th 2011 9:36 pm

Re: OVER 50's & 60's Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 

Originally Posted by Beedubya (Post 9328026)
Oh yes Pauline I am up for it!!!!!!!!!!! Though my sister is in Turkey and will be off to Paris next week, maybe I could take my other sister or even my mother :eek: LOL!!

What about Rodney and his mum? Or Jackie and her mum? I never even thought of that thinking we HAD to fly out of the USA...........not thinking of those of us that are already here!! :blink:

Great idea, that way someone gets to use it and no plane tickets to Buy, Jackie, you or Rod, could toss a coin or two, but watch out those two lived in Vegas :lol:

jasper123 Apr 26th 2011 11:29 pm

Re: OVER 50's & 60's Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 

Originally Posted by Beedubya (Post 9326625)
Then I stand corrected, maybe it's just that the Aussie's seem to have claimed it as their own invention LOL!! :D

Wow no way are we having HOT weather like you down south. Well a few days have been hot enough for even me to sit in the shade, but not every single day. It is 8.19am here and is overcast but I have noticed that the mornings tend to be like this and then the sun comes out about 12 o clock.

On Friday night we had a massive storm, lightening, rain and even HAILSTONES and an hour later it had gone and the next day on Saturday was a lovely sunny day, so it's a bit more of a mix up North I think. :o

MiX UP North? yea but I will take this English weather over anything the USA has to offer, I heard about that lightning & hell stones storm, WOW that must have been something :eek:

windsong Apr 26th 2011 11:36 pm

Re: OVER 50's & 60's Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 

Originally Posted by Pistolpete2 (Post 9327950)
You've got me there!:unsure:

I'm thinking of spending time in the Canterbury area and Herne Bay is one of the hottest places in the UK, in spite of being on the coast. Plus the humidity can be unbearable in the south east. I've lived thirty years in Bermuda so know all about humidity and high temperatures.:eek: Don't particularly want to replicate that! Scotland sounds good!:cool:

The trouble is, the British Summer is the star attraction.


It's got me thinking about Scotland again, too. Who wants crowds of people, gridlock and heat!

jasper123 Apr 26th 2011 11:40 pm

Re: OVER 50's & 60's Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 

Originally Posted by Beedubya (Post 9326619)
You now have the digital free channels Rodney, it was introduced area by area in and around 2009, when I was in the Lake District it was just coming into play and my old TV wouldn't pick up any of the new channels, just the standard BBC, ITV and so on. So your Sony TV is one of the new digital TV's, and what a cheap price for a Sony 42". :thumbsup:

Oh thanks a lot Barb for the info, I had no Idea about the introduction of the digital free channels in 2009, I wondered why when we bought this new TV we could all of a sudden get all these extra channels ----- I love it !!!! :D

dunroving Apr 26th 2011 11:44 pm

Re: OVER 50's & 60's Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 

Originally Posted by jasper123 (Post 9328298)
Oh thanks a lot Barb for the info, I had no Idea about the introduction of the digital free channels in 2009, I wondered why when we bought this new TV we could all of a sudden get all these extra channels ----- I love it !!!! :D

It's called Freeview, if you are getting it from a regular aerial (i.e., not connected to a Sky dish):

http://www.freeview.co.uk/

We can't get it where I live, so I went with Freesat, also free, but needs a Sky dish:

http://www.freesat.co.uk/

Kinldy donated by the government, essentially for free. Isn't it wonderful living in a socialist country? :rofl:

windsong Apr 26th 2011 11:48 pm

Re: OVER 50's & 60's Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 

Originally Posted by Beedubya (Post 9328026)
Oh yes Pauline I am up for it!!!!!!!!!!! Though my sister is in Turkey and will be off to Paris next week, maybe I could take my other sister or even my mother :eek: LOL!!

What about Rodney and his mum? Or Jackie and her mum? I never even thought of that thinking we HAD to fly out of the USA...........not thinking of those of us that are already here!! :blink:

So long as whoever goes has a good camera and takes lots of pics for us :rofl::rofl:

windsong Apr 26th 2011 11:50 pm

Re: OVER 50's & 60's Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 

Originally Posted by dunroving (Post 9328308)
It's called Freeview, if you are getting it from a regular aerial (i.e., not connected to a Sky dish):

http://www.freeview.co.uk/

We can't get it where I live, so I went with Freesat, also free, but needs a Sky dish:

http://www.freesat.co.uk/

Kinldy donated by the government, essentially for free. Isn't it wonderful living in a socialist country? :rofl:

What more could anyone ask for - free TV stations, NHS, beautiful countryside, trains . . .

The rest is gravy!!! :rofl:

Pistolpete2 Apr 27th 2011 12:03 am

Re: OVER 50's & 60's Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 

Originally Posted by windsong (Post 9328292)
It's got me thinking about Scotland again, too. Who wants crowds of people, gridlock and heat!

Glad that was you windsong. I don't want to confuse bandrui with a new location. Anyway she wants to be in the South.

As cheers mentioned a while back, the Scots want to stay put in the Lothians and Fife in retirement while the English invariably move to places like Devon and Dorset.

Some canny English sell up the pile in the Home Counties and buy a mansion in Argyll.

Anyway, I thought we accused the person going on about crowds and gridlock of being a drunkard!

jasper123 Apr 27th 2011 12:21 am

Re: OVER 50's & 60's Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 

Originally Posted by dunroving (Post 9328308)
It's called Freeview, if you are getting it from a regular aerial (i.e., not connected to a Sky dish):

http://www.freeview.co.uk/

We can't get it where I live, so I went with Freesat, also free, but needs a Sky dish:

http://www.freesat.co.uk/

Kinldy donated by the government, essentially for free. Isn't it wonderful living in a socialist country? :rofl:

Yes dunroving thats it freeview thats what we get, and yes it is great living in a socialist country :D ;):)

jasper123 Apr 27th 2011 12:22 am

Re: OVER 50's & 60's Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 

Originally Posted by windsong (Post 9328322)
What more could anyone ask for - free TV stations, NHS, beautiful countryside, trains . . .

The rest is gravy!!! :rofl:

Oh yes --- your right on there :)

jasper123 Apr 27th 2011 12:24 am

Re: OVER 50's & 60's Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 

Originally Posted by Mummy in the foothills (Post 9328135)
Great idea, that way someone gets to use it and no plane tickets to Buy, Jackie, you or Rod, could toss a coin or two, but watch out those two lived in Vegas :lol:

Sorry it would be lovely and just what I would love to do, but the timings all wrong for me and Mum,

cheers Apr 27th 2011 1:26 am

Re: OVER 50's & 60's Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 

Originally Posted by dunroving (Post 9328308)

Kinldy donated by the government, essentially for free. Isn't it wonderful living in a socialist country? :rofl:

Like America, like???:)

cheers Apr 27th 2011 1:29 am

Re: OVER 50's & 60's Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 

Originally Posted by Pistolpete2 (Post 9328332)

As cheers mentioned a while back, the Scots want to stay put in the Lothians and Fife in retirement while the English invariably move to places like Devon and Dorset.

Not me. I remember reading that too. Don't know who said it.

cheers Apr 27th 2011 1:34 am

Re: OVER 50's & 60's Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 
Does this come through??

https://mail.google.com/mail/?shva=1...f8fc34640e64dc


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