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  1. When we moved to Sheffield in the 90s, his was the only shop we could find "exotic" ingredients like fresh chillies. Lovely man. Shop is now an upscale boozer. How things change!
  2. For me, it was almost a ten years ago. I was randomly Googling about different neighbourhoods we were thinking about moving to and noticed a thread about the Woodseats Bridge. The thread had already been running for four years, but it was getting exciting as they were about to lift the new prefab bridge into place. It was a huge mix of whinging, traffic nerds, engineering expertise, and the usual amount of taking the ****. It was love at first sight. Highlights Bus Man giving advice on how it affected bus routes and posting photos Andy C providing expert commentary Jeffery Shaw saying, when the bridge was halfway completed "Woodseats Road- the unabridged version?" muddycoffee giving regular eyewitness updates Final status: 21 pages. 5 years, 4 months, 26 days Geoff and Mods: Thanks for a great forum, long may it wave.
  3. Brilliant! But don't underestimate the value of smug satisfaction.
  4. Thank you all! A neighbour just told me St Vincent's is open and they are taking LPs.
  5. Doing a clearout, figure it's finally time to get rid of 100+ old vinyl LP albums. Do I just put them in the black bin (after recycling the cardboard covers)? Or is there a charity shop that would take them? Anyone else go through this? Feels terrible getting rid of these old friends, but truth is I don't think I'll ever play them again.
  6. I wish Ikea and other popular shops would install queue-cams. Could see what the queue is like and pick your time. And could be a whole new form of reality TV. "Oh I see Marsha up the road has nowt better to do than queue for 3 hours at Aldi."
  7. We moved to Sheffield for professional reasons 25 years ago, and found it very welcoming. I'm in a different field entirely, so can't speak to your requirements, but wanted to wish you good luck. Do you know the city already -- did you go to school here? What made you choose Sheffield? --Dozer
  8. Hi - any advice on booking click-n-collect slots at Sainsbury Archer Road or Tesco on Abbeydale? We look and look but never see an open slot. Is there a predictable time when they open new slots? Or are they all pretty much taken by vulnerable people, in which case fair enough.
  9. In anticipation of this time, I went bald about 10 years ago.
  10. Longy67 -- thank you for your work. Like most of the people on here, we are in awe of how much you accomplish in good times, and in bad. I hope nothing on here sounded like a criticism. Wish we had a way of buying you a pint or a cappuccino. Or a face mask and some gloves.
  11. .... Just called and got through. They were brilliant, grateful that I called. What an amazing thing the NHS is.
  12. Thank you for the advice! I also sent a letter, but I'll try again now.
  13. I have an appointment tomorrow evening that I won't be able to attend because of health reasons. I am trying to call their usual number 226-8000 but BT says the number is "temporarily our of order" -- easy to understand they may be overloaded given the situation with covid-19. But I do want to let them know. Does anyone know someone there, or have an email or fax number? I hope they'd understand under the circumstances, but it feels rude to just not attend.
  14. Hi, I dropped off a prescription at our local Boots yesterday, was told to come back today. They said it wasn't ready because Boots computer systems for prescriptions is down all across the country. I can't find any news stories about it, so it seems a bit odd if true. They were good about giving me my prescription back so I could take it to another non-Boots chemist. Just curious if anyone has had similar problems.
  15. We need to do three house improvement projects at once, all requiring scaffolding. They are replacing windows, rendering/painting, and installing a/c in some rooms for health reasons. Some will require an electrician as well, and some planning permission. We may as well buy a new house for what it will cost, but we've been saving and it has to be done. We've found good companies to do each part but it's going to be tricky scheduling them in and if one runs late it will affect the others. Need to make sure they don't get in each other's way. We were wondering if we would be smart to get someone in to manage the work. Is that what a general contractor is? Any advice?
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