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General Discussion / Re: RADIO or TV
« Last post by LCGI on October 04, 2017, 03:47 PM »
Hi Greeny, yes you touched a nerve in me with this post...... I remember all of those radio shows you mentioned..... remember the Billie Cotton catch cry of "Wakie Wakie" LOL

Thanks for the rekindled memory....
General Discussion / RADIO or TV
« Last post by greeny on October 04, 2017, 01:51 PM »
Hi do you spend the time listening to radio or watching TV I was brought up on radio so I do listen to radio when I am i n during the day l remember what I use to listen to the archers ,desert island disc, workers play time ,mothers hour ,family favourites,and forces favourite's, billy cottons band show,what use to be your favourite .😊
Talking about Ashton / Re: My art exhibition
« Last post by Vanessa on October 03, 2017, 05:50 PM »
Thank you Joyce 😁
Smile, please! / Re: Lets start with a smile
« Last post by Kiwi on October 02, 2017, 10:38 PM »
The Presbyterian church called a meeting to decide what to do about their squirrels. After much prayer and consideration, they concluded the squirrels were predestined to be there and they shouldn't interfere with God's divine will.

At the Baptist church the squirrels had taken an interest in the baptistery The deacons met and decided to put a water slide on the baptistery and let the squirrels drown themselves. The squirrels liked the slide and, unfortunately, knew instinctively how to swim so twice as many squirrels showed up the following week.

The Methodist church decided that they were not in a position to harm any of God's creatures. So, they humanely trapped their squirrels and set them free near the Baptist Church. Two weeks later the squirrels were back when the Baptists took down the water slide.

But the Catholic Church came up with a very creative strategy. They baptised all the squirrels and consecrated them as members of the church. Now they only see them on Christmas and Easter.

Not much was heard from the Jewish synagogue; they took the first squirrel and circumcised him. They haven't seen a squirrel since.
Smile, please! / Re: Lets start with a smile
« Last post by Kiwi on October 02, 2017, 01:37 AM »
It was midnight, lock up time at the old country pub. As the staff cashed up and put the money into the safe, they washed the glasses and restocked the bar, Then, they heard a terrible sound. A chilling caterwauling could be heard echoing through the bar. As the dying fire made the polished horse brasses glint, glasses were shattering in the racks above the bar. Corks popped from bottles, released champagne gushed...and then, they saw it.

A ghostly cat was stalking along the bar. It glowed white in the half light and details of the background could be made out through its insubstantial form. It continued to yowl and turned to the barman.

"I am the ghost of Tiddles, the pub cat," it said forlornly. "In 1857, my master was drunk. He became angry because I knocked a glass off the bar. He got a carving knife form the kitchen and cut off my tail." It continued, with tears in its voice. "Then, he chased me into the cellar. I ran into the old dumb waiter and he closed the shutter. Then he walled me up and left me to die. As I starved to death I was soooo thirsty...I swore to get my tail back and get my revenge on my cruel master.Having my tail will let me go back and scare him to death Please, please, can you help me...?"

The barman was moved and even he had to hold back the tears as he said...

"Sorry, we don't re-tail spirits after closing time."
Talking about Ashton / Re: My art exhibition
« Last post by Joyce_in_Canada on October 01, 2017, 03:15 PM »
I've looked several times at your site for viewing your paintings, Vanessa, and all I can say is that it looks absolutely wonderful, and I sincerely wish I could go and see your submissions in person.   I'm really envious of all those Ashtonians who can go to see them.   As Kiwi says, seeing paintings that you can actually recognize what they are about is perfect.    Absolutely great....and you are so talented.   Thanks a million for sharing so that we can at least see your exhibition on the internet.   :)  Joyce 
Talking about Ashton / Re: My art exhibition
« Last post by Vanessa on September 30, 2017, 01:38 PM »
Thank you Kiwi, I know what you mean, this years Turner prize short list has me really confused.
Talking about Ashton / Re: Market webcam back
« Last post by Joyce_in_Canada on September 30, 2017, 12:20 PM »
I think the last 3 weeks was our real summer, Jaywit - with all that humidity and temps nearing 40C it was almost enough to finish me off!   They say this cooler weather is going back up again this weekend, so perhaps that will turn out to be what we usually think of as our Indian summer.  Joyce
Talking about Ashton / Re: Market webcam back
« Last post by jaywit on September 29, 2017, 02:42 PM »
we've had an Indian summer the last 3 weeks
Talking about Ashton / Re: Market webcam back
« Last post by Fudge on September 29, 2017, 10:32 AM »
Yes but not here  Fudge
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