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General Discussion / Re: Games we played
« on: March 26, 2009, 04:22:28 PM »
yes....two balls up the wall to salt mustard vinegar pepper, and then underneath your leg  with the ball.....i must admit  I can still do it using my dogs two tennis balls up against the wall in Danson Park......(not the underneath leg bit tho..) Fag cards against the wall was another game as well as conkers baked in the oven to make them lovely and hard.  Belx

General Discussion / Re: Being a site NEWBIE
« on: March 16, 2009, 06:02:22 PM »
I thought Mick McManus was associated with wrestling and my Dad took me to see him at New Cross (I think the tablets I am on are making me more confused than usual) . Saturday morning pictures at the old Splendid were a treat, especially when they supplied us with these funny little cardboard glasses which made the picture look in colour.  Yes the ABC closed down and retirement flats were built. I remember ...was it The Queens Hall ?....... a cinema in  Catford, where you ordered a cup of tea when you went in and it was brought to you in the interval. You never had to go far in those days to enjoy yourself .  Belx

General Discussion / Re: Being a site NEWBIE
« on: March 16, 2009, 10:21:43 AM »
my dad was a tram conductor on the 54 trams and the last tram to run in Downham was in 1952.  My ex husband was employed in taking up the old tram lines, and that was also in 1952. Welcome are a breath of fresh air....Belx

General Discussion / Re: Doggies and Vets
« on: March 05, 2009, 03:33:00 PM »
I am sorry to hear about Tella, how very sad, but she was so fortunate to have you for her mum.  Have just come back from the vet yet again (every week now) as Sapphie has to have blood tests every two weeks and her medication adjusted accordingly, (potasium and sodium levels are too high). It was her birthday last week (6) so she had extra chicken. For the last 5 years she has been on a diet to keep her weight down, but since being diagnosed with Addisons disease I have a hard job to keep her weight up.....cant seem to win this fight.     My daughter in law who lives in Nottingham is a vet and has just added to her family of animals by adopting yet another cat.  This one is cross eyed, has no tail and only 3 legs (was savaged by a dog 2 weeks ago) Her other two cats each have one eye missing were in road traffic accidents. Belx

General Discussion / Re: Bush Fires
« on: March 04, 2009, 10:15:31 PM »

General Discussion / Re: Bush Fires
« on: March 03, 2009, 01:10:58 PM »
I can remember the high winds years ago...waking up and finding my shed in next doors garden and all the fencing down, along with some trees in Greenwich Park and I thought that was traumatic enough .  Your words have made me have a clear out of all unnecessary paper work, my most important possessions being my mother's wedding and engagement rings which are always on my finger.....the memories are all in my head.....If anything happened I would just grab my little dog  who is still poorly, my handbag and try and get to safety (just been diagnosed with osteoporosis so could hardly run). It is raining today but altho it is getting colder is still bright.  My thoughts are with you every day, so please keep us informed .  You seem so organized which I do admire,  I would be running around like a headless chicken.  Belx

General Discussion / Re: Bush Fires
« on: March 02, 2009, 08:41:08 PM »
it sounds like a nightmare to me...I cant imagine it as it is a lovely spring day here  daffs, tulips etc., out in the garden and the sound of lawn mowers having there first outing.  Our thought are with you , family and animals. ..Belx

General Discussion / Re: Heatwave
« on: February 18, 2009, 06:42:34 PM »
I remember the tins of Dawn Peas.....the only ones my kids wold eat......lovely....Bel

General Discussion / Re: Christmas
« on: December 24, 2008, 08:43:54 PM »
A happy Christmas to all my dear friends, and may the new year bring you good health and happiness.  Bel

General Discussion / Re: The closing of favourite shops.
« on: December 18, 2008, 08:58:38 PM »
went to Bexleyheath today and my last look around Woolies. Yes Dickie I didnt notice any bargains, I dont know where 50% came from.  I remember my Uncle Percy Goldsmith talking about a jockey in the family. Have just come back from a week in Spain (sisters 83rd birthday treat) . Everything was so expensive, and it rained for 3 days .  Bel

General Discussion / The closing of favourite shops.
« on: December 08, 2008, 05:41:19 PM »
Well, now Woolworths are closing down... I have very fond memories of the one situated in Downham.  I remember it opening about 60 odd years ago, and I used to work there as a Saturday girl. :o Belx

Where are they now? / Re: residents of geraint rd 194o to 195o
« on: November 28, 2008, 08:13:46 PM »
knew a Doreen Rivett.  used to go to Churchdown School I believe.  My relatives  the Woodwards lived in Geraint Road .

General Discussion / Re: Doggies and Vets
« on: November 24, 2008, 04:26:27 PM »
ahhhh...what a lovely lot of friends you are... your comments are so appreciated.

General Discussion / Re: Doggies and Vets
« on: November 21, 2008, 07:08:40 PM »
Update on Sapphie.....she is getting on fine and her medication is being reduced slightly. so fingers (and toes crossed) xxxxxx

General Discussion / Re: New Members
« on: November 21, 2008, 07:06:02 PM »
My relatives were the Goldsmiths of Reigate Road.......perhaps Ann is an offshoot of them? Funny enough I have found several of them on Facebook and have now been in contact with relatives I lost touch with many moons ago.  I am still on the old Sarsparella Dickie!

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