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    WW News

    No probs Bit of a pain though I know.....
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    Time to smile

    Both made me chuckle ha ha
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    Child suicides

    Alas the online word is becoming the norm to youngsters these days and to us 'oldies' too Bill. I've seen kids not even into their teen years yet with mobile phones and internet access and of course they are online on computers or games consoles at home too. We used to limit our lad when he was young to time online and he didn't have a mobile phone with internet as it was just for phone calls and capped too. If he wanted to go on the internet he had to use our home desktop computer and that was downstairs not up in his bedroom so although we weren't looking over his shoulder it was always clear to us what the was doing or at least he though it was. That was not intentional it was just the way it was. Times change though and I guess it's up to us parents or grandparent to hopefully lay the foundations and to let our kids or grand kids know what is right what is wrong but more importantly THAT WE AS PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS OR FRIENDS ARE ALWAYS HERE FOR THEM AND IF THEY DN'T FEEL THEY CAN TALK TO FAMILY OR FRIENDS THERE ARE MANY ORGANISATIONS THEY CAN CONTACT IN COMPLETE CONFIDENTIALITY if they feel life is getting them down or they feel they need need help. Easier said than done to make them realise that though at times but hopefully they will Sad thing is I'm sure the vast majority of parents do that and say the same to their kids but still the youngsters take their own lives as do many others. It's so sad and I really don't know what the answer is other that to reiterate the words "it's ok not to be ok...ask for help it IS there". #itsoknottobeok
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    WW News

    When the forum was upgraded last time we lost the link facility at the top of the page as it reverted to a standard skin (ie layout) rather than a customised one. Previous upgrades and initial workings used to be carried out by Gary's news website web designers who did used to do the forum upgrades and clever stuff too (at a cost). Then Invision (the forum provider) created a way that us admins could upgrade the forum and be responsible for it all for free so we do it ourselves now. Unfortunately that means that we can't create and upload unique 'skins' for it to all sit upon. I did ask Invision how we could link to the news pages again but they said it was only possible to upload an image not a back link like we had before unless we created our own custom 'skin' again which is not as straight forward as it sounds. I was certainly wasn't trying as I could have wiped the whole forum out and lost the lot.....PJ would have liked that though lol. Just one of those things I'm afraid unless you all want to club together to pay for it to be done by the Pro's again
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    Light Bulb

    Yep 😂🤣
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    car hire rip off

    😂🤣😂 Good one PJ
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    Removal of Cenotaph set to start

    Phew only for today... I was expecting much longer than that ha ha. At least I'm honest though and owned up to it as I could have remained silent cos nobody would have known except me. The guilt would have eaten away at my conscience though every time I came on the forum lol
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    Removal of Cenotaph set to start

    It was deffo me cos its just let me cancel it. I'll get my hard hat ready lol
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    Removal of Cenotaph set to start

    Ooops I think it was me who down voted you latchy. I was having a quick read of the forum last night on my mobile phone which is something I don't usually do. In one of the other topics I caught the down vote button when scrolling on my tiny screen with clumsy fingers but realised I had so canceledl my vote with the red X. Then I read your cenotaph post.... and I now I have a red X next to your votes too allowing me to change the vote so it MUST have been me 😜 Its not an admin button as we can't change votes or see who's voted. Ooh bugger.... Sorry about that. I'll cancel my down vote right away.
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    Merry Christmas everyone!

    And an even more belated Merry Xmas from me.....I was sure I'd posted one but having just looked again it seems not....ooh 'eck. Well hope you all had a good one x x PS Just in case I forget tomorrow ......HAPPY NEW YEAR TOO
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    Ho HO oh no

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    Ho HO oh no

    Gawd Evils...it's taken me months to get the orig out of my head and now you do this to me.... aargh Xmas one could have done with a more upbeat tempo though like the version I'm now singing round and round in my head. < I sort of hate you right now ha ha >
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    Smart Meters

    Just a little word or warning but if any of you have elderly/vunerable relatives or neighbours maybe check if they have or are about to get smart meters fitted without their or their families knowledge. An elderly lady I know had a visit from British Gas last week who very kindly fitted her new free smart meters. Now then she is in her 90's, has dementia and they did it with JUST HER there. Odd really as in the past her family have told them NOT to fit smart meters but somewhere along the line someone from BG must have asked her (either by phone or whatever) and 'presumed' she wanted or agreed to them even though she doesn't have a bloody clue what they are. They have no record of an actual appointment being made though and all they can 'presume' is that maybe the person who read her meter 'in the past' mentioned it to her and put it through. Surely there would be a record of that too though. Not very good that eh but on the plus side I suppose it means that nobody will have to call and read her meters now. But then again family probably can't read them either now to check the actual use and bill or can they? It will be interesting to see if her bill suddenly goes up though as happened with some people I know who had the damn things fitted. BG do say they have sorted most of the problems out and they do work better now....we will see !
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    Five storey apartment blocks given the go-ahead

    I've just read the news story and not only is it ridiculous that our council have approved a 5 story block of flats on such a small but heavily used road in close proximity to a swing bridge and high level bridge crossing but gawd the artists impression of what it will look like makes me wonder what the designers/architects were on when they drew that up. It's bloody awful...just a big ugly 'blot on the landscape' box with doors and windows. As for the 200 cars mentioned above. Where does that figure come from? With 189 dwellings it could be way more that 200 cars. Most couples have a car each these days not to mention people visiting them or indeed those with older kids who then also get their own cars. I recon the number of extra cars will be way in excess of 200. Saying that how many houses and apartments did they build on the old Naylors Wood Yard site off Chester Road...or the old Greenalls site off Wilderspool/Loushers Lane. I'm sure both were around 400 units on each and traffic is sort of OK...ish. Only time will tell though eh and I guess we could all just move away to some lovely little quiet village in Wales or Scotland somewhere while we can still drive out of Warrington before total gridlock hems us in for good ha ha
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    O2 down

    No disrespect meant Bill but why does your daughter in law need an app to monitor how many times a day she picks up her phone or how much time she spends online on it. Sure as she's the one picking it up and using it she should know that she's using it ha ha. Could it be that she is using her phone more (as per the monitoring results) because she is now constantly checking the app all the time and that in itself must count towards 'usage'. I'd love to know how much time some of my family spend on their phones every day though as they can't seen to put theirs down...shame there isn't an app to spy on family usage. When they say they "didn't have time" to do something I asked or needed as per usual I could then say "WELL IF YOU'D NOT BEEN ON YOUR BLOODY PHONE FOR ........"
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    Ha ha.. Good one 😂 😂
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    O2 down

    Seems all the pour souls are actually going to get compensation but from O2 Evils. Do they really need it though... I mean it was only a day they were without. I can see how it might have caused problems for business users and maybe they might have lost some business but the compensation of 2 days free extra usage probably won't help cos most are on unlimited use anyway as are many non business users. Even those not on unlimited would have saved data allowance use by not having been able to use it for a day so they now have more left until the end of their month lol. I'm sure their customers will be happy to know they are getting compo though.... could be enough to buy a packet of chewing gum if they are lucky enough depending on their monthly contract and tariff 🤔🤣
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    O2 down

    I didn't even know it had been down until I just read this (at 1.37am in the morning). Hope everyone coped and that it's not had any lasting traumatising effect on anyone
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    Christmas 3

    As it's still November it beats me as to why anyone would have their Xmas decorations an tree up already. I'd be sick of seeing them by Xmas day if I put mine up this early. Two weeks before the big day is more than enough. I'm rather ashamed to say that if I remember rightly ours only went up about 3 days before last year... Oops.... I of course blame Mr Dizzy for that cos they are all stored in our loft and I can't get them.
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    Christmas again

    Did you have one too many Stallard ha ha 😉 I've moved it to General Chat for you x x
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    Asperity and Confused

    PJ, as you've never been given a dedicated area to post yours in... which many have asked for in the past.... it would be very unfair of me/Gary to create such an area for other specific members 😂😂😂
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    Answers as follows... 1) a) I ain't paying any storage fees cos it's not mine...send the bill to 'his lordship' who probably wouldn't pay either cos I'm not sure I asked his permission to lend you them lol b) I could charge you a daily rate for the fact I have been waiting for 2 years for you to turn up to a 'Dizzy darts challenge' (when you first said you would also drop the sports stuff off) and also an additional daily fee for the inconvenience of having the said dart board on a bloody big metal stand stood in the corner of my living room waiting and knowing that I could beat you (at darts I mean..not beat you with the metal stand....ooh but then again....) i recon you just bottled it cos you were scared of me.... 2) We/I... I guess yours was a 'we' when it first all went there...has Bazza now disowned you too and made you store your own crap elsewhere then lol 3) Oooh yes Shelleys did us proud...blummin' gorgeous food and couldn't fault it. Lovely people and service there too. FAB 4) No idea about insurance 5) Can't be bothered to re-read 6) Yes yesterdays washing is dry but tonight's 2 loads aren't yet 7) Enjoy Birmingham and the wet nostrils...and don't go getting your self into any trouble ha ha. PS your reply made me laugh...nice to have the old time funny and daft PJ for a change rather than that grumpy one who takes you over
  23. Three women die together in an accident and go to heaven. When they get there, St. Peter says, "We only have one rule here in heaven: don't step on the ducks!" So they enter heaven, and sure enough, there are ducks all over the place. It is almost impossible not to step on a duck, and although they try their best to avoid them, the first woman accidentally steps on one. Along comes St. Peter with the ugliest man she ever saw. St. Peter chains them together and says, "Your punishment for stepping on a duck is to spend eternity chained to this ugly man!" The next day, the second woman steps accidentally on a duck and along comes St. Peter, who doesn't miss a thing. With him is another extremely ugly man. He chains them together with the same admonishment as for the first woman. The third woman has observed all this and, not wanting to be chained for all eternity to an ugly man, is very, VERY careful where she steps. She manages to go months without stepping on any ducks, but one day St. Peter comes up to her with the most handsome man she has ever laid eyes on - very tall, long eyelashes, muscular, and thin. St. Peter chains them together without saying a word. The happy woman says, "I wonder what I did to deserve being chained to you for all of eternity?" The guy says, "I don't know about you, but I stepped on a duck!"
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    PJ...For such a nice person in real life you really do p*ss me off at times on here. It's like you have a Jekyll & Hyde split personality...but I know you do it on purpose. << Admin alert...I just used a bad word with stars....please feel free to ban me..oh sh*te I'm Admin so Gary will have to ban me. Might take him some time though>> I GIVE A DAMN WHERE IN THE USA STALLARD IS ....AND HIS POSTS GIVE A REAL INSIGHT INTO WHATS HAPPENING...AND I LIKE HEARING ABOUT HIS VACATIONS...AND HE'S A LOVELY CHAP...AND ME AND GARY WENT OUT FOR XMAS LUNCH WITH HIM LAST YEAR WHEN HE AND HIS LOVELY WIFE CAME OVER TO HIS HOMETOWN OF WARRINGTON FOR A VISIT...AND EVIL SID POPPED ALONG TOO.....WE HAD A LOVELY TIME AND UNLIKE YOU STALLARD DIDN'T MOAN ABOUT PEOPLE OR CALL THEM ALL THE TIME PS YOU'VE STILL GOT ALL MY SONS VARIOUS SPORTS GEAR...Karate, Hockey, Boxing, Mountain Biking...etc etc THAT I LENT YOU OVER TWO YEARS AGO FOR YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY SPORTS SHOOT.... TUT TUT...HA HA !!
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    Warrington lad buried alone in Soissons.

    All really sad to hear. I wonder why he is buried alone but others aren't Their souls will all be flying all together as one though and they are not forgotten by us and never will be. Made me tearful and yes your poppy in Fred's grave will indeed be from 'all of us' just as every other poppy and wreath laid everywhere will be a mark of respect and remembrance from ALL too. It's so lovely that you have taken the time to visit the graves and tell us all...gulp x x Lest We Forget.....