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Forum: General Trip Planning Yesterday, 04:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,002
Posted By novocastrian
Omni Berkshire 5th & E 52nd St great...

Omni Berkshire 5th & E 52nd St great location/hotel

honorable mentions for Hilton Midtown , Crowne Plaza Time Sq
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 04:20 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 19,359
Posted By novocastrian
my cousin bought a house that was on the site of...

my cousin bought a house that was on the site of a once market garden

he has to have fruit tree(s) on his property

he actually turned this into a small business growing fruit/chilli's etc
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 03:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,414
Posted By novocastrian
we have towels out now, its always windy up here ...

we have towels out now, its always windy up here

have never owned a tumble drier ever...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 03:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,540
Posted By novocastrian
24th a week on saturday is the 31st

24th

a week on saturday is the 31st
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 03:43 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 19,359
Posted By novocastrian
serious question what if you/spouse/children...

serious question

what if you/spouse/children got a new job that depended on a van

would you still feel the same ?

or maybe a "tradesmen" working on your house for a coouple of weeks would...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 03:24 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 19,359
Posted By novocastrian
dont think i'd care if people where fixing...

dont think i'd care if people where fixing speedboats on their own drives ?

my neighbour restores old cars, on his drive there is a undrivable triumph herald and the front end of a triumph stag...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 03:21 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 19,359
Posted By novocastrian
as i say i guess they want these new estates to...

as i say i guess they want these new estates to appeal to folk who dont want a tradesman or bizarrely caravan owners, next door :confused2

company i work for wont sell its products (IT) to...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 03:09 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 19,359
Posted By novocastrian
no good if bullseye was still on tv... :grin: ...

no good if bullseye was still on tv... :grin:

guess they want their shiny new estate to appeal to a certain subset of buyers ?
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 12:17 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,122
Posted By novocastrian
Im in the Smithy camp its my food that why i...

Im in the Smithy camp

its my food that why i ordered it...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 12:15 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 19,359
Posted By novocastrian
not really relevant but my mate recently moved...

not really relevant but my mate recently moved onto a nrew estate in the small town we live in

part of the terms/deeds on this new estate are no "branded" work vans or caravans allowed on...
Forum: TV and Film Yesterday, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 357
Posted By novocastrian
yes most 'christians are commodores once?...

yes most 'christians are commodores

once? twice? three times a year:grin:
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 11:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,722
Posted By novocastrian
My mates lives & works in the UAE and is getting...

My mates lives & works in the UAE and is getting vaccinated tomorrow

has a further booster after 21 days after 35 days he is tested for anibodies

& if clear the app they use (which is mandatory...
Forum: General Chat 15 Oct 20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By novocastrian
thats amazing , were you there... :grin:

thats amazing , were you there... :grin:
Forum: General Chat 15 Oct 20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By novocastrian
dont know much about telescopes but as above...

dont know much about telescopes

but as above def go for a motor drive one tha tracks whatever you are looking at

we bought our daughter a celestron (can recall model) basic scope and whilst she...
Forum: TV and Film 15 Oct 20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 491
Posted By novocastrian
was great for the first 3 seasons then tailed off...

was great for the first 3 seasons then tailed off badly imo

but will give this a go
Forum: General Chat 13 Oct 20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,693
Posted By novocastrian
wow really didnt know this, good news for the...

wow really didnt know this, good news for the arts & all those who work in them

yet sports stadiums are outdoors & empty?
Forum: General Chat 13 Oct 20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,693
Posted By novocastrian
didnt know that my daughter will be...

didnt know that

my daughter will be delighted :grin:
Forum: General Chat 13 Oct 20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,693
Posted By novocastrian
so london theatres have been ok'd to open ...

so london theatres have been ok'd to open

hopfeully the rest of the country can follow soon

as well as sport stadiums
Forum: General Chat 13 Oct 20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,693
Posted By novocastrian
theatres opening again ?

theatres opening again ?
Forum: TV and Film 13 Oct 20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 355
Posted By novocastrian
Its great not scary in that sense think ET...

Its great not scary in that sense

think ET written by Stephen King

loads of 80s references for us train spotters to tick off
Forum: TV and Film 13 Oct 20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 357
Posted By novocastrian
yeah also read the girl who played ester took...

yeah also read the girl who played ester took piano & singing lessons to fit into the role

she was fantastic but looked tiny like a small child...
Forum: TV and Film 13 Oct 20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 357
Posted By novocastrian
indeed my mates mothers family are jewish but...

indeed my mates mothers family are jewish but seem to be more friday night dinner :grin:

there are extremes of all religions i guess , still shocking to see it on 'our' world..
Forum: General Chat 13 Oct 20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 392
Posted By novocastrian
we dont have a fire anymore but in the past i...

we dont have a fire anymore but in the past i painted it with normal eggshell white matt

was a plaster type not wood
Forum: TV and Film 13 Oct 20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 357
Posted By novocastrian
Unorthodox

couldnt find a thread on this ?

watched over the weekend all 4 episodes

bit of an eye opener how in the this modern world some communities still live by some pretty medieval* standards...
...
Forum: General Chat 13 Oct 20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,181
Posted By novocastrian
cant really chance anywhere with the risk of...

cant really chance anywhere with the risk of quarentine being introduced mid holiday

we had considered rome at 1/2 term but its not doable for me to take potentially 3 weeks of work as well as our...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 12 Oct 20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,129
Posted By novocastrian
this my daughter as i mentioned last week...

this

my daughter as i mentioned last week was in bits due to the mocks being so close... she is spending most of her free time revising/making flash cards etc etc etc

found out today one of her...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 12 Oct 20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,935
Posted By novocastrian
good !

good !
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 12 Oct 20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,129
Posted By novocastrian
they have missed 20 weeks though not all ...

they have missed 20 weeks though

not all the pupils did work set during lockdown my daughters classes are all over the place on who is upto where etc

and ##tin hat on## not all teachers set...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 12 Oct 20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,129
Posted By novocastrian
our school advised dont book anything as they...

our school advised dont book anything as they just dont//didnt know when exams would be
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 12 Oct 20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,129
Posted By novocastrian
Results days for A-levels and GCSEs will fall on...

Results days for A-levels and GCSEs will fall on 24 and 27 August respectively.

not sure but this seems later than usual?

we had planned holidays from the 22nd... so that maybe up in the air now
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 12 Oct 20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,129
Posted By novocastrian
GCES / A levels delayed 3 weeks

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-three-week-delay-for-most-gcse-and-a-level-exams-in-england-next-summer-12102498

so 3 weeks to catch up on 20 missed weeks:confused2

but not maths or...
Forum: General Chat 12 Oct 20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,158
Posted By novocastrian
sounds like bullying to me girls are...

sounds like bullying to me

girls are awful...

we had similar when my daughter (an only child so desperate for friends to play with) was about 7/8 maybe when we let her play out ine street a bit...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 9 Oct 20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,669
Posted By novocastrian
exactly this my daughter is Y11 and was in...

exactly this

my daughter is Y11 and was in bits last night worried about sitting mocks next month on subjects she has alread missed 4 months of coursework. Chemistry as an example last year they...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 9 Oct 20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,737
Posted By novocastrian
my mate has 7 restaurant / bars across...

my mate has 7 restaurant / bars across scotland/northern england

today he is for the first time in 30 years in the trade making people redundant

he literally dosnt have any option until the...
Forum: General Chat 9 Oct 20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,613
Posted By novocastrian
absolute scum of the earth we have also seen...

absolute scum of the earth

we have also seen a massive rise in people trying cars/sheds/nicking bikes recently

one neighbour got assaulted with a mic stand in his garage when he caught 2...
Forum: General Chat 8 Oct 20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Posted By novocastrian
had MOT's at halfords as good as anyone ? can...

had MOT's at halfords as good as anyone ? can usually get online code for MOT @25-30 quid?

ref service personally i'd get an oil/filter change probably 50 quid ?

imo of course
Forum: General Chat 8 Oct 20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,787
Posted By novocastrian
yeah i agree i sound very judgemental but as a...

yeah i agree i sound very judgemental but as a once 19 year old i cant comprehend dating a 15 year old.. its only 4 years but still...

what if he was 17 was 13...

luckily we havnt had any...
Forum: General Chat 8 Oct 20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,787
Posted By novocastrian
as a dad of a 15 year old i would seriously...

as a dad of a 15 year old i would seriously question why a 19 year old (man) was dating a 15 year old (child)... :erm:

maybe I'm old (51...) but that would be a massive red flag...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 8 Oct 20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,737
Posted By novocastrian
Another one gone before the inevitible... ...

Another one gone before the inevitible...

https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/83077/1cfe750730bc7c.jpg
Forum: General Chat 8 Oct 20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,787
Posted By novocastrian
exactly & hence we are where we are...

exactly & hence we are where we are...
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