7 Posts Last Activity 19/02/2017View
As a child. living in Moss Side Manchester, I grew up, playing happily in the garden at the front, (My gran had a big house, with three or four floors) and walking to school was fun, Going to the shop was even better, If went into the Greengrocer. for the veg etc, I was given an apple,, the sweet shop,a lolly pop, for waiting patiently, these were from the owners, How times have changed, We could play for hours everyone was friendly, now you are lucky if you know more than a handful of neighbours, and because the local shops, are few and far between. How I miss those days. Does anyone else have these memories ? Our children / grandchildren might have all the technology but they are missing out on so, much, What do you think?
Added By : Angie95
Drakes equation, Motorbikes, Computer games, Golf, Race tracks, Wild animals, Toffee apples............
87 Posts Last Activity 09/02/2017View
Talk about anything you like.
Bad manners or forgetfulness? Lending books and other item that are never returned.
8 Posts Last Activity 12/02/2017View
I am fed up with lending my books out to so called 'book lover's' who never return them. The kind of books I buy you cannot get in the library, so I now have to say a firm NO when people say flippantly say "you must lend me that when you are finished". It does not stop at books. Clothes, shoes, kitchen items, garden items, ( lawn Strimmer, lawnmower)
4 Posts Last Activity 17/01/2017View
Do you have principles? Morals? For instance if you were totally against companies offering loans with astronomical APRs would you still take part in a television advert if offered a good payment to do so, or the likes of Foxy bingo trying to get people to spend a fiver to then get them hooked? I often wonder who the actresses/actors are who succumb to this and do they ever really think about what they are promoting, do they even care!!!
How was Christmas for you?
51 Posts Last Activity 08/01/2017View
Did you have a riotous time, very quiet time or completely alone? I had a nice time, family around me, good food. nice presents ( why does everybody give me soap and creams, should check my showering diary) and a nice book. Chocolates will not be on the shelf very long. I have in the past spent Christmases completely alone. Why so much importance on just one day in the year. Next is New Year, I usually fall asleep before the twelve chimes of midnight, useless at parties. Ho hum! can't wait till next Christmas.
Positivity, hope? where is it?
6 Posts Last Activity 29/01/2017View
Because of my personal life experiences and insecurities, this time of year is painful, I feel like a lost soul floating above everyone, looking down, searching. Deep down in my gut is total fear and emptiness. Since we moved to the area we live, most days I see ambulances or hear about a death, it is effecting me, I feel terrified all the time of losing my husband as I know without a doubt I could not cope without him. My apologies to those who have lost loved ones, probably thinking I should get myself together but it is just an horrendous, morbid fear of loss, of which I have had too much of, my husband is literally now my heart and soul. Apart from my son, no-one would knock on my door, it is such a horrible feeling I really don't want anymore. I hate the idea that my son, like a lot of men these days is divorced, living alone, surviving. He never wanted a life like this but is just a victim of having a kind heart and being too soft. Not that he portrays this, on the contrary he is amazing in his approach to everything but it is not a life he would have chose. I would have liked to help somewhere over Christmas period, we contacted Crisis earlier in the year (August time) to offer our help and just 3 weeks ago we received an email to say 'thanks but no thanks, we have plenty people now!' I give up! I want to 'be there' for people, help somehow.. I would not send money to charities that advertise to pay for a meal for someone at Christmas time, too much is creamed off by those at the top. So much television, films, adverts all portraying family around tables, people knocking on doors, happy Christmas...roll on January
Let us name and shame
30 Posts Last Activity 17/02/2017View
I wonder how many people find shop items incorrectly priced, something often not noticed until looking through receipt when at home. Maybe we could start to point any such findings out on here so others can be aware. I am so annoyed when this happens as in most cases I have come across it quite clearly not a mistake. Wilkinsons have done this twice in the last month with two different items.
9 Posts Last Activity 06/12/2016View
Much has been advertised,on switching energy supplier,to obtain a better deal.I have checked this at intervals since Jan 2016 and the most recent for December this year,was a saving of approx £197 per year,which is less than £4 pw.Is it worth it,no not really,plus the cost of a disconnection fee
Added By : fhsgb
Invisible at 70
32 Posts Last Activity 01/02/2017View
Why do younger people think that we are no longer able to do things? I am fit, able , happy and good with technology. My husband and myself play table tennis , and I go to art class. Also I work in a charity book shop. We live in the same world as everyone else and the new technology is open to all. Why are we meant to be distant from everything going on in the world?
Added By : margt
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