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Sally Redux Mar 27th 2013 8:45 pm

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up
 

Originally Posted by Mummy in the foothills (Post 10627380)
Brrr I remember High School PE used to send us out running in cold in shorts, I'd be sweating and my legs were still blue :o

Yes you've reminded me, our uniform was a short pinafore and knee socks for winter. Nice mottled thighs in the cold weather :lol:

lf1 Mar 27th 2013 8:51 pm

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Originally Posted by Fish n Chips 56 (Post 10627571)
Scott n Bailey starts on PBS in my area this week.

Only seen one Endeavour, would love them to show more.

As far as I know, only one episode of Endeavour has been aired, up until now.

Scott & Bailey is now on series 3. I remember watching it in Canada, but can't remember what channel it was on.

windsong Mar 28th 2013 6:20 pm

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I decided to send letters to two old friends in Scotland. One was the boy who lived next door to me when I was five years old (seems he may even be at the same address) and the other was a friend I had as a teenager. It seems he may still be at the same address, too, according to the electoral roll.

My problem is finding the postal codes. I tried to find them on Google but one of them could end in either a PR or PS and I don't know which one it is. It doesn't help that I am not totally certain of the house number although I know the street.

Is there some sort of online directory where you can find UK postal codes?

mikelincs Mar 28th 2013 6:25 pm

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Originally Posted by windsong (Post 10629420)
I decided to send letters to two old friends in Scotland. One was the boy who lived next door to me when I was five years old (seems he may even be at the same address) and the other was a friend I had as a teenager. It seems he may still be at the same address, too, according to the electoral roll.

My problem is finding the postal codes. I tried to find them on Google but one of them could end in either a PR or PS and I don't know which one it is. It doesn't help that I am not totally certain of the house number although I know the street.

Is there some sort of online directory where you can find UK postal codes?

Here you are..

http://postcode-finder.net/

windsong Mar 28th 2013 6:26 pm

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Originally Posted by mikelincs (Post 10629436)

Wonderful :thumbsup: Thank you very much!

mikelincs Mar 28th 2013 6:29 pm

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Originally Posted by windsong (Post 10629441)
Wonderful :thumbsup: Thank you very much!

If that doesn't work just type 'post code finder into Google, there are a few sites to choose from.

J.JsOH Mar 28th 2013 9:04 pm

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Originally Posted by Mummy in the foothills (Post 10627380)
Brrr I remember High School PE used to send us out running in cold in shorts, I'd be sweating and my legs were still blue :o

Yes, cross country in shorts and shirt in all weathers for those of us that were useless at any other sport. The memory comes back each time I drive over the river bridge that was the halfway point for cross country.

jasper123 Mar 28th 2013 11:24 pm

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Originally Posted by sallysimmons (Post 10624099)

Cheers, no offense but I'll pass on Las Vegas. It was my least favorite place in the US (sorry Rodney!) and I'm much happier in the cold and snow than in the heat :)

Sally I hear you there, dont get me wrong I enjoyed life in Vegas, but I always dreaded the Summers coming so early and lasting so long, the heat of 112 to 118 just went on for so so many months, you get really tired of it, and on your days off its too hot to go out and do anything except maybe head to a Casino and enjoy there A/C but then Casinos get very boring after you have been in dodge for many years, and then october comes along and what a relief to see the temps going down to 100, and you know from then on it just gets cooler as the winter comes along, but the winters there are way too short,
So Yep me too Sally I am much happier in the cold and snow then unbearable desert heat, its a lot easier to get warm when its cold, then it is to get cool when its hot,
I went with my Mum to her hairdressers today, she has her hair done with her 87 year old friend Molly every 6 weeks, I sit with them for a little while when they are waiting for there hairdresser, anyway Mums hairdresser today turns around to me and says ----- well how do you like this terrible weather were having over here? i said what!!! its lovely, and when I explained that I love the rain and the snow and the cold and that this weather is my favorite kind, and that I am most happy when its like this, and I said Ive had enough sun and heat in my life to last me a life time, well you can imagine she was quite puzzled at my response :) probably thought I was crazy ;) :lol:

cheers Mar 28th 2013 11:57 pm

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As I said I'm in Las Vegas for a week. The temperature is good and I ventured into the pool today.
I'm drinking drinking drinking. Must be in the air. Think dry!
I would much rather be in Yorkshire or any place in England.

Celticspirit Mar 29th 2013 12:21 am

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Originally Posted by jasper123 (Post 10630004)
Sally I hear you there, dont get me wrong I enjoyed life in Vegas, but I always dreaded the Summers coming so early and lasting so long, the heat of 112 to 118 just went on for so so many months, you get really tired of it, and on your days off its too hot to go out and do anything except maybe head to a Casino and enjoy there A/C but then Casinos get very boring after you have been in dodge for many years, and then october comes along and what a relief to see the temps going down to 100, and you know from then on it just gets cooler as the winter comes along, but the winters there are way too short,
So Yep me too Sally I am much happier in the cold and snow then unbearable desert heat, its a lot easier to get warm when its cold, then it is to get cool when its hot,
I went with my Mum to her hairdressers today, she has her hair done with her 87 year old friend Molly every 6 weeks, I sit with them for a little while when they are waiting for there hairdresser, anyway Mums hairdresser today turns around to me and says ----- well how do you like this terrible weather were having over here? i said what!!! its lovely, and when I explained that I love the rain and the snow and the cold and that this weather is my favorite kind, and that I am most happy when its like this, and I said Ive had enough sun and heat in my life to last me a life time, well you can imagine she was quite puzzled at my response :) probably thought I was crazy ;) :lol:

Rodney.....you are quite hilarious!! I cannot wait for the cool mists of Ireland xx

cheers Mar 29th 2013 3:14 am

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Is the average wage in England £609 per week ?

How can they pay those kind of wages?

dunroving Mar 29th 2013 9:08 am

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Originally Posted by cheers (Post 10630201)
Is the average wage in England £609 per week ?

How can they pay those kind of wages?

That would be over £30k a year, doesn't sound correct by a long shot.

Lorac05 Mar 29th 2013 10:00 am

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Originally Posted by cheers (Post 10630201)
Is the average wage in England £609 per week ?

How can they pay those kind of wages?

Where did you get that number from? As dunroving says it doesn't sound like an average wage to me - unless of course someone is taking all the ridiculous banker wages and adding those in to the regular persons wages and making an 'average' that way :sneaky:

windsong Mar 29th 2013 11:08 am

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Originally Posted by J.JsOH (Post 10629795)
Yes, cross country in shorts and shirt in all weathers for those of us that were useless at any other sport. The memory comes back each time I drive over the river bridge that was the halfway point for cross country.

OMG! I forgot all about that dreadful cross-country running in ALL weathers clad in the most scanty of clothing!!!! DREADFUL :eek::eek:

windsong Mar 29th 2013 11:10 am

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Originally Posted by Celticspirit (Post 10630057)
Rodney.....you are quite hilarious!! I cannot wait for the cool mists of Ireland xx

Celticspirit, I remember the cool mists of Scotland, too, and I actually think about them a lot and try to imagine them gently hitting my face :) I love it! Nature's own moisturizer :thumbup:


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