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sallysimmons Jul 13th 2012 9:54 pm

Re: OVER 50's & 60's Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 
Yes, she is in series 3 but she won't be signing on for season 4. Also Dan Stevens (Matthew Crawley) still hadn't signed on for season 4 last I heard. But Maggie IS in season 3 - it's all been filmed already.

Here's a clip with her and Shirley McLaine:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=FmQh5QR2qJE

jasper123 Jul 14th 2012 12:39 am

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

Originally Posted by Mummy in the foothills (Post 10170245)
:lol: I used to imagine she actually looked like Maggie Smith and spoke like Professor McGonagall. :confused:
Rodney go somewhere and order yourself a drink in a cocoanut with a little umbrella in, I bet that would make you feel better.
My Ds has only had a couple of rain free days since he got to UK. Dh said sell his bed quick so he can't come back, it's trial by water instead of fire. Good job he's an excellent swimmer. :D

Very funny Dr Jones ;)

jasper123 Jul 14th 2012 12:44 am

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

Originally Posted by sallysimmons (Post 10170537)
Alas "Maggie" is dead. Long live Sherlock! :lol:

Sherlock is very hard for me to get used to, I wish you wouldn't just spring these things on me at my age :) Im used to you as Maggie :(

Mummy in the foothills Jul 14th 2012 1:45 am

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

Originally Posted by jasper123 (Post 10171151)
Sherlock is very hard for me to get used to, I wish you wouldn't just spring these things on me at my age :) Im used to you as Maggie :(

Come on Rod, put up a little picture for us to get used to. Then you can have fun changing it too. :lol:

jasper123 Jul 14th 2012 11:43 am

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

Originally Posted by Mummy in the foothills (Post 10171204)
Come on Rod, put up a little picture for us to get used to. Then you can have fun changing it too. :lol:

MITF ----- I would love to put one up but I wouldn't have a clue how to do it, I bet it is probably very easy too,

cheers Jul 16th 2012 1:05 am

Re: OVER 50's & 60's Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 
Rodney, I've just come back from spending 4 days in Las Vegas and did we see some rain! Thanks for thinking of us. There was some thunder and lightening but lots of rain. It was wonderful it was!

Cheers

jasper123 Jul 16th 2012 9:58 am

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

Originally Posted by cheers (Post 10174196)
Rodney, I've just come back from spending 4 days in Las Vegas and did we see some rain! Thanks for thinking of us. There was some thunder and lightening but lots of rain. It was wonderful it was!

Cheers

Hi cheers,
Yes I remember well the very few times during the year that it ever rained in Vegas, me along with many locals there would dash out in the rain and just enjoy the pure Joy of feeling the rain on your face, it was always such a novelty,
Now back home all summer so far its hard to find a day without rain, the exact opposite to Las Vegas,
Im glad you enjoyed your 4 days in Vegas, when you go visit do you stay with family there? or a hotel? I seem to remember you telling us that you had a Son and family that live there.

cheers Jul 16th 2012 3:18 pm

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

Originally Posted by jasper123 (Post 10174773)
Hi cheers,
Yes I remember well the very few times during the year that it ever rained in Vegas, me along with many locals there would dash out in the rain and just enjoy the pure Joy of feeling the rain on your face, it was always such a novelty,
Now back home all summer so far its hard to find a day without rain, the exact opposite to Las Vegas,
Im glad you enjoyed your 4 days in Vegas, when you go visit do you stay with family there? or a hotel? I seem to remember you telling us that you had a Son and family that live there.

'Me' daughter lives on the south end of town in Henderson with her hus. and children. If you remember where the Henderson Airport is then you have a general idea. She lives high on a hill and in an area that is way away from anything yet it is still all built up around her. She has to drive 3 miles to the nearest shopping centre if she needs any groceries.
Last night I talked to said daughter, at 5pm I think, on the cell phone because she should have been home by that time but she was still in the Los Angeles area where she had been for a family reunion. After they left their hotel they went and spent the day at Santa Monica pier. After that they left (5 pm) for a 4 hour trip home but they stopped at a Honda dealership (for 4 hours) and ended up buying a new Honda Pilot because it was a colour she wanted. The last time I talked to her it was about 9 p.m. and she was only then about to leave for the 3 plus hour trip back to Henderson. Needless to say I didn't sleep too well thinking about how tired they must have been and driving on the freeways. It is now 7 a.m. their time and I think it is too early to call them.
My son is moving to live in Boulder City next week-end after living in your area of Las Vegas for 2 years. He lived in an apartment out on Russell Boulevard which is the area you lived in if I remember. We took he and his wife out to the Cheesecake Factory restaurant in Green Valley in Henderson for a special birthday dinner Friday. Boy does he like to spend his parents money. Two of everything!
Long post, huh?
Cheers
PS. I tried to use British spelling in a few instances.

Homeiswheretheheartis Jul 16th 2012 3:52 pm

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

Originally Posted by cheers (Post 10174196)
Rodney, I've just come back from spending 4 days in Las Vegas and did we see some rain! Thanks for thinking of us. There was some thunder and lightening but lots of rain. It was wonderful it was!

Cheers

You really missed it last night in Vegas, flooding and hail the size of golf balls:ohmy:

jasper123 Jul 16th 2012 11:13 pm

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

Originally Posted by cheers (Post 10175333)
'Me' daughter lives on the south end of town in Henderson with her hus. and children. If you remember where the Henderson Airport is then you have a general idea. She lives high on a hill and in an area that is way away from anything yet it is still all built up around her. She has to drive 3 miles to the nearest shopping centre if she needs any groceries.
Last night I talked to said daughter, at 5pm I think, on the cell phone because she should have been home by that time but she was still in the Los Angeles area where she had been for a family reunion. After they left their hotel they went and spent the day at Santa Monica pier. After that they left (5 pm) for a 4 hour trip home but they stopped at a Honda dealership (for 4 hours) and ended up buying a new Honda Pilot because it was a colour she wanted. The last time I talked to her it was about 9 p.m. and she was only then about to leave for the 3 plus hour trip back to Henderson. Needless to say I didn't sleep too well thinking about how tired they must have been and driving on the freeways. It is now 7 a.m. their time and I think it is too early to call them.
My son is moving to live in Boulder City next week-end after living in your area of Las Vegas for 2 years. He lived in an apartment out on Russell Boulevard which is the area you lived in if I remember. We took he and his wife out to the Cheesecake Factory restaurant in Green Valley in Henderson for a special birthday dinner Friday. Boy does he like to spend his parents money. Two of everything!
Long post, huh?
Cheers
PS. I tried to use British spelling in a few instances.

Thanks cheers, yes indeed I remember Henderson very well, my friend used to live there for about 15 years before he moved with his wife to Seattle Wa,
Where I used to live in Vegas was the area called the lakes, Durango & D.I.
Real close to the Rampart Casino, but a little bit to the right there 5 minute drive was the Suncoast Casino, one of my favorites, and the buffet there was Fab!!!!! and quite inexpensive all u can eat huge buffet for $6 for lunch and $8 for dinner, and the prime rib was out of this world, so many wonderful delights to choose from, Talk about some of the things I miss ----- well thats one of them, I used to enjoy going there for a treat once every two weeks, the other place I miss going to is Sam's Town, Casino, I used to go there every Thursday afternoon from 1pm to 3pm to see the live variety show put on for the locals, WOW it was great entertainment and it was always free!!!!
I also miss escaping up to Mt Charleston in the middle of the long hot summer, you leave Vegas at say 112f. and drive 45 minutes up in the mountains and the Temp changes to mid 70's WOW what a nice relief that was to spend the day up there hiking around, or some times me and a lady friend would rent a nice secluded cabin for the weekend and just ----- chill out and kick back,
And I suppose I could name quite a few things I miss about Las Vegas and America in general even if I thought about it,
But to be very honest as far as Im concerned the things I like about living in England far far outnumber what I miss in the USA
But I lived 36 years of my life in America, all my youth, so you cant just switch off somewhere that was your home for all that time,

cheers Jul 17th 2012 1:38 am

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

Originally Posted by jasper123 (Post 10176128)
But to be very honest as far as Im concerned the things I like about living in England far far outnumber what I miss in the USA

Got you on that. I hope I would feel the same.
Cheers

Homeiswheretheheartis Jul 17th 2012 4:58 pm

Re: OVER 50's & 60's Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 
Hi Jasper, we go to the Suncoast, the buffet is nice, but gone up abit now - $13.00 for locals for dinner:-(

We live about 10 mins drive away in Summerlin, not far from the hospital.

cheers Jul 17th 2012 10:41 pm

Re: OVER 50's & 60's Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 
Some of you may be able appreciate these photographs from the Royal Mail relating to the postmen delivering the mail.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/de....html?image=13

Cheers

jasper123 Jul 18th 2012 12:25 am

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

Originally Posted by Homeiswheretheheartis (Post 10177670)
Hi Jasper, we go to the Suncoast, the buffet is nice, but gone up abit now - $13.00 for locals for dinner:-(

We live about 10 mins drive away in Summerlin, not far from the hospital.

I did not know you lived in Vegas? Hmmmmm $13 for dinner at the Suncoast Casino Huh!!!! so now i suppose if I were still living there I would only be able to afford the lovely Buffet once a month instead of every two weeks :) ;)

Homeiswheretheheartis Jul 18th 2012 3:03 am

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

Originally Posted by jasper123 (Post 10178364)
I did not know you lived in Vegas? Hmmmmm $13 for dinner at the Suncoast Casino Huh!!!! so now i suppose if I were still living there I would only be able to afford the lovely Buffet once a month instead of every two weeks :) ;)

I would say the Suncoast is still one of the best places for value for money and still one of the cheapest.

I have found eating out here really expensive, I came on holiday in 2008 to Vegas and found eating out good value for money and that was on the strip. Not now, I carn't affort to eat on the strip at all.:(

I've two years to go before we come home, one year done. Suffering the heat at the moment, combined with the rain storms:(


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