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by Cathy
23 May 2019, 05:04
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Replies: 426
Views: 16214

Re: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

Spirograph (1965). Invented by Bruno Abakanowicz and developed by British engineer Denys Fisher. Spirograph hit the best sellers list in 2014. It was a lot of fun, especially when you were also given a lot of different coloured pens to make-up the designs with. I noticed a small one in a local toy s...
by Cathy
22 May 2019, 05:44
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9963
Views: 490170

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

22 Jamie Oliver restaurants having to close. Very sad.
by Cathy
21 May 2019, 07:39
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9963
Views: 490170

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Don't lose the clock, just fix it. :surprised:
How many places can have the towns name on their clock?
by Cathy
20 May 2019, 09:19
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3229
Views: 160218

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Don't quite know what to say about the things that you notice Big Kev.
Have you time on your hands?
by Cathy
19 May 2019, 03:56
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Replies: 426
Views: 16214

Re: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

Yes Marilyn, this is the one you made.
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I did ask Chels if she could remember what she called the teddy, but sadly no.
by Cathy
17 May 2019, 09:58
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Replies: 426
Views: 16214

Re: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

Here's another toy making a come-back Mr Potato Head (launched by Hasbro 1952) He's 69yrs old and more than 30 licensed characters have been created. In 1987 he lost his pipe due to pressure from the anti-smoking lobby. He has recently become popular again due to his appearance as one of the charact...
by Cathy
17 May 2019, 05:44
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3936
Views: 189444

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

That is bad luck Kev. All the best with your recovery.
by Cathy
17 May 2019, 05:32
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Replies: 426
Views: 16214

Re: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

A bit like this motley crew Stanley? They have been stored in a box for over 20yrs waiting for their new owners ie grandchildren, and there's more of them, dolls too.
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by Cathy
17 May 2019, 03:12
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1070
Views: 89467

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Thought some of you might enjoy this joke from our late PM Bob Hawke

Google PM Bob Hawke Hilarious Boat Joke.

:laugh5: :surprised: :laugh5:
by Cathy
16 May 2019, 10:46
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: OBITUARIES
Replies: 1075
Views: 100233

Re: OBITUARIES

Bob Hawke (age 89).
Australia's third longest serving Labor Prime Minister 1983-91.
He established Medicare for Australia (your NHS).
He was quite a character and well respected.
by Cathy
16 May 2019, 09:29
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3936
Views: 189444

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

I really hope it does cause a huge reaction. The mother would remain a victim for the rest of her life. And the children, for them to know that they were conceived in rape would be awful too.
by Cathy
16 May 2019, 09:20
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Replies: 426
Views: 16214

Re: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

Oh, love Golly Wogs. I remember seeing some in our Hospital Kiosk/Gift Shop a while back. They would have been made by a little old lady (one of several) who makes things for the Hospital 's Auxiliary. Bless 'em :smile: Must have a look to see if they are still selling them.
by Cathy
14 May 2019, 09:28
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9803
Views: 432828

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

The 1940's... My goodness :extrawink:

A nutcracker?
by Cathy
14 May 2019, 07:36
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3229
Views: 160218

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

It happens with any pet that interacts with you, that returns your affections and that you have cared for properly. :disappointed:
by Cathy
14 May 2019, 05:54
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Replies: 426
Views: 16214

Re: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

Haha... Isn't it amazing how people can make something totally silly and it becomes popular (and makes lots of money).
by Cathy
13 May 2019, 05:27
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 999
Views: 29539

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

We have almost exactly the same...
High of 18C , low of 9 , 1025mb and Sunny.
Lovely day :smile:
by Cathy
12 May 2019, 12:44
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Replies: 426
Views: 16214

Re: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

Oh gosh yes, and Care Bears - there have been 8 Care Bears animated feature films. 110 million soft toys have been sold and the range of spin-off products include items such as lunchboxes, bedding sets and pencil cases.
by Cathy
12 May 2019, 12:35
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9803
Views: 432828

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Guest names at the dining tables.
by Cathy
11 May 2019, 06:21
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9803
Views: 432828

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

A fridge magnet or fancy bulldog type of clip.
by Cathy
09 May 2019, 06:51
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Replies: 426
Views: 16214

Re: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

Here's another one, The Slinky (1940's) This famous toy was discovered by accident in 1943 by naval engineer Richard James when a spring he was working on fell off his desk and 'walked' down a stack of books next to his desk. His wife, Betty, christened it Slinky. After demonstrating it in a shop, 4...
by Cathy
09 May 2019, 06:44
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 999
Views: 29539

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

The last bit reminds me of a story that Marilyn told me, but I'm not sure she would want me to tell... :cool4:
by Cathy
07 May 2019, 09:36
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Replies: 426
Views: 16214

Re: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

Classic Toys that have been making a come-back. Did you ever buy these toys for your children? Maybe there's one or two that you played with yourself. WP_20190507_13_41_36_Rich.jpg The Chatter Telephone (1961 Fisher Price) This toy has been a 'hand-me-down' in many families. Today you can buy the cl...
by Cathy
07 May 2019, 09:16
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Replies: 426
Views: 16214

Re: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

Thanks Wendy, tried that several times.
by Cathy
07 May 2019, 09:13
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9963
Views: 490170

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Thanks Wendy and

. Welcome to the world Edward :smile:
by Cathy
07 May 2019, 06:03
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9963
Views: 490170

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Yes Stanley the windows are very dirty, there are remodeling works happening on that level, but I rarely go up there so I took the opportunity of a pic. By the way, where is the bump-me button? I've been trying forever to bring up Childhood Memories topic thru the search engine, in all sorts of ways...

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