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  1. I hope everything goes well for you, Allen, pleased to hear you're doing ok with your new kidney!! :)
  2. You would have walked right past where I lived!!! We had booklets of tickets for the bonfire from school, which we sold to family/friends/neighbours.... :)
  3. I always remember the bonfire/firework display at Coldwell Lane - it all started by a torchlight procession from Crosspool, going up Sandygate Road, people would come out of their houses and follow the procession up to Coldwell Lane to the playing field, where enterprising people sold Bonfire toffee and toffee apples..... (Not had those for years!!!) The torch-bearers would light the bonfire with the torches and later the fireworks would start. Kids would have their sparklers The fireworks always finished with firework cannons firng at each other on the hill beyond the field and the message "Good Night" would light up.. For some reason one year, the cannon-fight and the Good Night message were displayed at the start of the show and not the end, which created a fair bit of hilarity!!!! Them were the days!!!! :)
  4. An advert appeared on radio/tv late last year, as it seemed that when asked, relatives were still blocking donations from being used, even after a decision had been made by the donor... Be interesting to see what happens in England now!!
  5. Where I live, we have: 1 blue bag for plastics/cans (sometimes it doesn't get collected if you put the wrong plastic in - or that may be just the jobsworth ashman working that day) 1 orange bag for cardboard 1 white bag for paper 1 black plastic bucket for bottle/jars A small brown food caddy for the kitchen which gets emptied in to a larger lockable brown caddy to go outside A supply of binbags for general waste We have to pay extra if we want gardening waste removed (we just go to the tip) Recycling is collected every week, general waste every fortnight (though this may change - they trialled a 4 week collection last year and it was widely unpopular) Waste has to be out before 7 in the morning, but they don't want you to put it out overnight!!!!! Luckily, we have a large utility to store the bags in, a friend of mine has one of those plastic bunkers outside to put her waste bags in... It actually works quite well!!
  6. You can apply to the army to have copies of your relatives service record.... https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records It costs about £30, I think, but you get their registration papers, which regiments they were with and where they were posted to... Hope this helps!!! :)
  7. Hello, Hackett, thank you so much for replying.. I would love to see it, I'll PM you my email address, if you wouldn't mind taking a picture of it for me, that would be great!!! CarolW ---------- Post added 18-10-2017 at 10:20 ---------- PM sent !!!! :)
  8. Every single donation is tested for HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis E and HTLV... In addition to testing for the body's response to the virus, (antibodies) all donations are tested for the DNA of the virus as well - this picks up any infection a lot sooner ---------- Post added 03-08-2017 at 14:50 ---------- Well done, you!!!!!! I give platelets, so I'm able to donate more frequently AND I get extra points on my card, because I give the equivalent of 3 whole blood donations - so I'm up to about 280........
  9. The committee responsible for the blood transfusion donor guidelines (SABTO) has published the latest recommendations.... https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/635174/SaBTO_donor_selection_criteria_report.pdf "Men-who-have-sex-with-men" will now be able to donate after a 3 months deferral instead of the 12 months deferral in force at the moment. Also people who have had sex with those from HIV-endemic regions will have a 3 month deferral as well.... Page 5 (of 159!!!) has the list of recommended deferral times. These won't have been implemented yet, but will be in the near future !! :)
  10. Ok, this is how it works on my Lumix...... Switch the camera into the "View Pictures" mode and select "Menu" - make sure you have a memory card in the camera Press the "down" arrow to select the "Playback" menu (not the "Playback mode" menu) Press the "right" arrow to select your option... Scroll down the menu using the "down" arrow until you reach the "Copy" function (on my camera it's the last function available!!!) and press the "right" arrow. Select the "In->Sd" option to transfer pictures from the camera's internal memory to the memory card and select "Yes" to transfer... Hope this helps!!!!!
  11. Somewhere in the camera menu, there should be an option to transfer photos from the camera memory to a memory card (if you can still put a card into the camera...) I have a Lumix, so can have a look later!!!
  12. Favourite chocolate??? The one I'm eating at the time, of course!!!! The Lindt Lindor balls must have a special mention - a Lindt shop has opened in our local outlet centre which sells all sorts of different flavours, I usually indulge once or twice (or thrice!!!) a month!!! But the honours must go to my parents chocolates - they used to make them at the Ridgeway Craft Centre many years ago and not only did they taste great, but, for me anyway, they were FREE !!!!!! :hihi:
  13. Hello, my partner and I are finally tying the knot in June in Sheffield - we're just having a small wedding as we don't actually live in Sheffield... There should be a maximum of about 20 guests so would just like photos of before and during the ceremony and just after as we're having a large party for everyone where we live later on... Would there be any wedding photographers who would be interested in a couple of hours work???? Thank you!!!!
  14. We've been on quite a few cruises and enjoyed every one of 'em...!!! A lot of the ships are geared up for families these days, with every age, from teens to tots, catered for....!!! A lot of the oldies could outlast us when the dancing got going and we were too knackered to carry on!!!
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