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Ms Macbeth

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    Baby boomer
  • Birthday 16/05/1946

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    Hillsborough mostly
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    Reading, genealogy and people
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    Retired except on the days I work!

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  1. Ms Macbeth

    IS schoolgirl wants to return

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/14/former-mi6-director-says-schoolgirl-shamima-begum-who-joined-isis-should-be-given-a-chance He seems to have more experience of terrorism than anyone here, some good points made.
  2. Ms Macbeth

    Kilner Way Retail Park thread

    Having a coffee in a fairly busy Costa. Quite busy in the car park too. What a shame not all units are in use. Where are you Matalan, M&S food, Boots/ Superdrug etc?
  3. Ms Macbeth

    Problem Neighbour

    wade, you could also cc Councillor Jim Steinke into your email. He is the current cabinet member for housing. jim.steinke@sheffield.gov.uk Good luck.
  4. Ms Macbeth

    Women who swear in public

    About 4.30 today the bus queue outside Parkers jewellers in Hillsborough was treated to a diatribe by a young woman. She was loudly berating someone on her phone, and obviously wanted to share her feelings with all and sundry. Her use of a certain adjective starting with 'f' was prolific, interspersed with street. She made several references to brethren, but I don't think she meant religious types.
  5. Ms Macbeth

    Safe areas for a single mum

    Perhaps also look at local schools before deciding on area.
  6. Ms Macbeth

    my window got smashed

    This booklet, which every tenant should have, says the council will be responsible for repairing broken windows. Under repairs and maintenance, 1h. https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/content/dam/sheffield/docs/housing/council-housing/DP19683 You and Your Home.pdf
  7. Ms Macbeth

    Fish and Chips in Sheffield thread

    We liked the fish from the chippy on the corner of Dykes Hall Rd. The owners have recently changed but we thought we'd give it ago. Open 11-9 on Saturdays the notice said, but at 5pm it was closed. Perhaps not the best way for new owners to encourage custom.
  8. My young neighbours moved to a semi here, Hillsborough, from a flat in Kelham Island. They really liked it there, but with a child they wanted more room, a garden etc. We chose Hillsborough when we moved here a few years before we retired. Its extremely convenient, and although I'd like an M&S, Sainsbury's opening at Wadsley Bridge is a plus.
  9. Ms Macbeth

    Big lips and botox. why?

    Im glad I was young a long time ago! I understand why people make the effort to look their best, but the lengths that some go to now seems extreme. Especially the lip fillers.
  10. Ms Macbeth

    Women who swear in public

    Using a swear word in certain situations and conversations has become more acceptable across the spectrum, sometimes employed to illustrate an emotion, make a point, or be amusing. My experience suggests people who have a decent grasp of language will sometimes include swear words into an otherwise erudite conversation, after judging the appropriateness. Using the same swear word(s) constantly, regardless of topic, audience or surroundings is very different. That shows a complete disregard for others, a lack of vocabulary, or perhaps unawareness or habit if its been the norm in someone's background/upbringing. Thats the kind of swearing I've heard some adults use around small children, sometimes quite aggressively. It always sounds unpleasant in those circumstances.
  11. Ms Macbeth

    Women who swear in public

    Exactly. And whilst I don't think swearing is necessarily the sign of a limited vocabulary, it's obvious in some instances it is. The constant use of one word in every ....ing sentence is a bit of a giveaway.
  12. Ms Macbeth

    Women who swear in public

    I'm very aware of hidden disabilities. I know they aren't age related. However the majority of the population of any age don't have a disability that requires accessible seating. Because so many take the micky (and they do) people like yourself bear the brunt. I use public transport a lot, and when you see someone running to catch the tram - that's a clue perhaps that they are mobile enough not to need a priority seat.
  13. Ms Macbeth

    Women who swear in public

    I'm of the older generation where the P word was used along with others you allude to. I don't see age as an excuse for continuing to use terms we know are offensive. I've learnt as I've grown older, and I'm still slightly surprised when I hear the term 'coloured' used to refer to a black person. I have been known to swear, something I wouldn't have done as a young woman, and certainly not in front of my parents. Times change. I do cringe when I hear women or men swear at small children. Loudly.
  14. Ms Macbeth

    Hate campaign against a library

    Spot on, as volunteers we choose to give our time. I know lots of volunteers in all sorts of roles. Our society would be much poorer without us, and its certainly much better for me than doing nothing and being bored. It's very sad that some others can't appreciate the value of volunteers. Whilst I can see why the mindless tearing down of posters might happen - terminally stupid people may not recognise the value of libraries. But who has the mindset to write to the paper and complain?
  15. If one driver is being careful, keeping well in to their side of the road, they are driving according to prevailing conditions. If the other driver is driving too fast to avoid other cars, then they are ignoring the conditions and its their fault.
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