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Entertainment / Re: Prince singer has died aged 57.
« on: April 22, 2016, 09:09:14 AM »
Paul Daniels is another who has left us. Very little heard about him after it was announced he passed away.

Good call that OC - seems like DCC have not informed Public Transport about this!
At least Stagecoach know now - thanks to you (y) (y) (y)

Charming! Not!

One big gaff scimitar eh.

Just thought this may be helpful to some who use the A61 Dronfield

The following roads between Chesterfield and Sheffield are set to be resurfaced by us and will be closed from Monday 25 April until Friday 29 April 2016 between 8pm and 6am each night.

A61 Dronfield Bypass, both directions between the sliproads at Sheepbridge and Bowshaw roundabout.
A61 Chesterfield Road South, between Bowshaw roundabout and Meadowhead roundabout.
B6057 Jordanthorpe Parkway between Bowshaw roundabout and B6158 Dyche Lane roundabout.
Access will be given to emergency vehicles but a signed diversion route will be in place for other motorists via B6057 Unstone to Dronfield − B6158 Green Lane − Dronfield − B6056 Coal Aston − B6158 Dyche Lane − B6057 Jordanthorpe Parkway− A6102 Bochum Parkway and vice versa.

Our Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Infrastructure, Councillor Dean Collins said:

"Over time roads do start to naturally deteriorate from constant use and from other factors beyond our control including bad weather such as ice, snow and flooding.

"It's essential that we regularly resurface our roads so they are safe to use. We've tried to keep disruption to a minimum by carrying out the work between 8pm and 6am but please still allow extra time for your journey as there may be some delays.

"We apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope motorists will bear with us while this work takes place

Fun Stuff / Retiree Mental Fitness Evaluation
« on: April 21, 2016, 11:19:31 AM »
Well it looks as if I'm ready for the cream crackers yard after taking this  :(
Oh and no peeping at the answers 'before' answering the questions!

 This test is to  ascertain your mental state now. If you get one right you are doing  ok, if you get none right you better go for counseling. (I'll meet you there.)

There are 4 test  questions.  Don't miss one.

Giraffe Test

 1.    How  do you put a giraffe into a refrigeracid: Stop and think about it and decide on your answer before you scroll down.


 The  correct answer: Open the refrigerator,  put in the giraffe, and close the door. This question tests whether you  tend to do simple things in an overly complicated  way.


 Elephant  Test

 2.    How  do you put an elephant into a refrigerator?

Did you say, Open the  refrigerator, put in the elephant, and close the  refrigerator? Wrong Answer.


Correct Answer: Open the  refrigerator, take out the giraffe, put in the elephant and close the  door.  This tests your ability to think through the repercussions  of your previous actions.

Lion  King Test

3.    The Lion King  is hosting an Animal Conference.  All the animals attend  except  one. Which animal does not attend?


 Correct  Answer: The  Elephant.  The elephant is in the refrigerator.  You just put  him in there.  This tests your memory.

Okay, even if you  did not answer the first three questions correctly, you still have one  more chance to show your true abilities.

Crocodile  Test

4. There is a river  you must cross but it is used by crocodiles, you do not have a boat.  How do you manage  it?

 Correct  Answer: You jump into the river  and swim across.  Haven't you been lis-ten-ing?  All the  crocodiles are attending the Animal Conference.  This tests whether  you learn quickly from your mistakes.

According to Anderson Consulting  Worldwide, around 90% of the Retirees they tested got all  questions wrong, but many preschoolers got several correct  answers.  Anderson Consulting says this conclusively proves the  theory that most Retirees do not have the brains of a  four-year-old.  ::)


Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Premier Inn comes to Chesterfield
« on: April 20, 2016, 08:03:11 AM »
At a meeting last night - work IS going on in the background but not visible to us - so yes it's still moving

General Discussion / Re: Could you live on 25 a week?
« on: April 19, 2016, 08:53:16 AM »
I thought you was asking if we(singular) could live on 25, not the family LOL  C:-)

So did I fly.
The interesting thing on this is that for two it would be 50.00 and I think easier to do.

There are only certain Vegetables which I would freeze as many hold water which makes them soggy - even after 'Blanching' I don't really buy shellfish but I do make up batches of food such as Shepherds Pies and freeze them - it saves on energy and is handy for tea if I have a busy day. The reduced fish I bought from Tesco was Salmon, Finny Haddock, Mackerel and Cod.

Currently have two batches of home made soup in the freezer - One Broccoli and the other Leek - think there's about 6 pots in there in total.

Today I have a 750 gr of Minced steak out of the freezer which I bought when it was on offer.

I now have choices - Shepherds Pie's? Burgers? Lasagna? Meat Balls? Pasties? Spag Bol? It will when bulked out with veg make more than two meals.

Guess what I'm doing today  ;D

I use my freezer quite a bit -

Thornton's Chocolate is good but I prefer Cadbury's  ;)

General Discussion / Re: Could you live on 25 a week?
« on: April 18, 2016, 08:02:36 PM »
It wouldn't be easy would it.

As handy says much would be basic cheap foods but if you can pick up the meat/fish supermarkets are selling off, bulk it out with plenty of veg and potatoes so it makes more than one meal - there could be some decent meals thrown in.

I actually picked up some fresh fish from Tesco's last week at a really cut down price and yes I froze some of it, but the Salmon we ate with a salad and baby potatoes the same day - and there was plenty of Salmon for the price.

General Discussion / Re: Wetherspoons to offload some of their pubs
« on: April 17, 2016, 07:47:11 PM »

Plenty of choices on there Scimitar.
No doubt we will give it a try, if we don't like it we won't go back.

General Discussion / Re: Aye up Duck - Derbyshire slang
« on: April 17, 2016, 07:44:51 PM »
Stop whittling

Stop worrying

General Discussion / Re: Aye up Duck - Derbyshire slang
« on: April 17, 2016, 04:48:38 PM »
Pittle pot  :-?

The large bowl with a handle that went under the bed for using as a toilet during the night. ( I now have one stood with a plant inside  :-[ )

General Discussion / Re: Aye up Duck - Derbyshire slang
« on: April 17, 2016, 11:35:30 AM »
Mard Arse

Crying for nowt ( nothing lol)

General Discussion / Re: Aye up Duck - Derbyshire slang
« on: April 17, 2016, 11:33:24 AM »
TBH I'd never heard the stairs referred to as Jacobs ladder. It was always the 'wooden ladder' in our house ?
Might be a biblical conotation <--- Is that spelt right LOL

Being 'Chapel People' I imagine in my mums case it would be Biblical.

In the Bible Jacob had a dream in which he saw a ladder reaching from earth up into Heaven.

Hence the saying.

General Discussion / Re: Aye up Duck - Derbyshire slang
« on: April 17, 2016, 09:13:23 AM »
Have you just watched the same program as me LOL  (y)

Yes obviously tuned in to the same fly - bet that is where it comes from - or is it Biblical?

General Discussion / Re: Aye up Duck - Derbyshire slang
« on: April 16, 2016, 06:49:02 PM »
Still can't forget the one my Wife came up with..

Now what was it again?

Oh yes    Blabberc*nt :o :P

 :)) Directed at you?

General Discussion / Re: Aye up Duck - Derbyshire slang
« on: April 15, 2016, 09:13:31 PM »
Jacobs Ladder - Yes or No? Google it if the wonky digit will allow  >:

I wonder if they took the Jacobs Ladder from the Kinder Scout walk?

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