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Initial post: 7 Nov 2013 23:01:31 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 7 Nov 2013 23:16:06 GMT
The thing that I find most sad of all these days, is seeing a young child sat in a café (often looking all lost and alone in thought) and eating what is clearly intended to be a special treat, while their Mum sits there totally oblivious to them, their conversation or any of their attempts to get her attention away from non-stop texting or playing games on her phone :o<

Maybe it's because I wasn't fortunate to have been blessed with children myself? - but I actually find it quite heartbreaking to see. There clearly needs to be a time and a place to do your 'social networking' but surely it shouldn't be when you are out and about having so-called quality family time with your kids?

Posted on 7 Nov 2013 23:23:45 GMT
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Posted on 7 Nov 2013 23:38:48 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 7 Nov 2013 23:42:12 GMT
Last edited by the author on 7 Nov 2013 23:48:12 GMT
Ohhh, I don't know about that around here, Solar?

I live not that far from the home base of many a famous footballer and WAG. You try sitting in any café in say somewhere like John Lewis? The kids will still be in their uniforms that suggest the best private schools and the Mums will be all dressed up to the nines in the very latest designer clothes with perfectly coiffed hair and their nails almost impossibly manicured - and the kid will be sat there in silence slowly eating a fancy cake or icecream and being completely ignored.

And I bet those kids probably spend the rest of the week being cared for by a nanny instead of Mum and Dad? - I just find it incredibly sad to sit and watch.

Posted on 8 Nov 2013 00:14:48 GMT
Lez Lee says:
Solar, we had a thread called 'Night Owls' last year. If you'd like to have a look, it's here :

My recent sojourn in Fowey was really peaceful - there's no signal for most phone networks. It's great to see people walking and talking together, though it's odd to feel unconnected to the rest of the world!

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Nov 2013 07:24:07 GMT
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Posted on 8 Nov 2013 17:11:21 GMT
Red Mosquito says:
Seems to be a bit of judgement and stereotyping going on here with an extremely large dollop of assumption.

Posted on 8 Nov 2013 20:03:52 GMT
I must say that without my mobile I'd be lost:

- 75-80% of my posts on the threads are via a mobile
- 50% of internet browsing done on the mobile
- virtually every phonecall is with my mobile, I use my home landline to make calls less than once a month
- most of my photos are taken with the mobile
- social media is done on the mobile

The only thing that is tricky (for me) is email, and that is because my provider does not give full email access to mobile phones (I can pick them up but not send)

There was an interesting article a while back on the BBC news site where it said that laptop sales had dropped dramatically with 100 tablets being sold for every laptop, and 1000 smart-phones being sold for every tablet - that is the way communication is going.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Nov 2013 20:10:48 GMT
CHEEZE says:
I don't use a mobile or tablet, & only taught myself to use a computer about 5 years ago.

I shall write you a letter explaining it all. ;-)

Posted on 8 Nov 2013 20:16:28 GMT
Sometimes feel the tails wagging the dog. (What,no Stan Getz?)

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Nov 2013 22:25:05 GMT
Last edited by the author on 9 Nov 2013 11:56:31 GMT
Up until very recently, it was a very similar scenario along the Norfolk coastline between Hunstanton and Cromer, Lez Lee. There would only be the occasional and extremely intermittent signal on an Orange network phone that my Dad kept on him for emergencies - nobody else could get any other network to work for them. My Mum even had me climb onto a post box once, after a signal just to call my Grandma and make sure that she was okay? - the postman who suddenly turned up was not at all impressed and he gave me a right mouthful, I can tell you!.....And surprise, surprise my partner-in-crime Mum had rather conveniently wandered off somewhere to buy herself an ice cream by then and left me to it! ;o>

It has become much less of a secret Paradise place to holiday in now and far more commercial than ever before - and with that a lot of newly installed phone masts have appeared, albeit discreetly placed and disguised ones. However, not everyone has sussed that they can get a pretty good signal in most places now? - and long may that blissful ignorance continue! ;o>

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Nov 2013 01:18:50 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 9 Nov 2013 03:11:50 GMT
Last edited by the author on 9 Nov 2013 03:16:04 GMT
I have to be honest, I can take or leave Sheringham? My all-time favourite Norfolk places have to be the grounds around Sandringham, Holkham, Holt, Brancaster, Blakeney and Wells-next-the-sea. And there is a really wonderful Farmers market just by the ruins of Creake Abbey that always sells the most amazing Venison Burgers straight off the BBQ grill - and also has a very good courtyard café that does a good Bacon Butty and uses a very nice smoky French Coffee in it's Lattes. We always try to time our yearly holidays around that.

I can't walk anymore and sadly there is quite limited disabled access across the marshlands and out to sea but I can sit in the car in the quays and still see out for miles and miles across the flat landscape - while my Mum and Dad walk our little hairy woofers. I am a huge fan of the Deepdale Café at Burnham Deepdale? - and we have had some really fantastic meals there. Particularly memorable ones being the Chicken, Smoked Bacon & Black Pudding on a bed of Roast Potatoes & Wild Garlic Cloves with a White Wine & Cream sauce, and the Smoked Salmon, Haddock & Leek Omelette (think Omelette Arnold Bennett? - only even yummier!) followed by their homemade Scones that are the size of a CD! And they also have a fab Grab&Go hot counter where you can buy Scotch Eggs that are the size of small bowling balls too!

Hunstanton seems to have now become a mecca for those on mobility scooters and I prefer to avoid them like the plague! You simply could not pay me enough to ever be seen even sitting atop one of those cr@ppity go-carts! Sadly the once lovely gift shops also now hold very little attraction too, unless you really want to buy brightly coloured nylon slacks, tartan jumpers or a flat cap. However, we still like to pop into the Le Strange Old Barns to check out the arts and crafts, then bob into town as there are still a couple of very good coffee shops around and also the Moss Bakery on the High Street that sells fantastic Pie Wedges.....Mmmm-Mmmm-Mmmmmmm!.....are you starting to sense a theme yet?!! - LOL!!! ;o>

Posted on 9 Nov 2013 08:18:44 GMT
I'll bet you nightowls are still sleeping...................

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Nov 2013 08:49:13 GMT
Not like us Smitty ;-)

Posted on 9 Nov 2013 08:52:49 GMT
Post Soviet says:
An hour back from the walk with dog. Should we cover missing parts of the day, like - The Larks Lounge - Sunrise Lit Place.....

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Nov 2013 10:45:09 GMT
Red Mosquito says:
Maybe if you guys weren't so resentful, you'd get some sleep at night.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Nov 2013 10:50:51 GMT
Last edited by the author on 9 Nov 2013 11:15:31 GMT
S.R.J says:
and before that we had

Aye, thers nowt new these days

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Nov 2013 11:08:51 GMT
Last edited by the author on 9 Nov 2013 11:38:12 GMT
That's a very strange response to me, Red Mosquito?...resentful?...about what? - I'd love to know?

Actually the reason that I wander around the Forums during the night sometimes is because I only rarely manage to sleep more than 3 - 4 hours a night, as having OA I find it impossible to stay comfortable and pain-free in any position for too long - whether it be sitting, standing, or even lying down. I don't resent this though? - yes, it can get a little lonely from time to time but I really enjoy having my quiet time to myself in the house. I like to sit out in the garden now and then, weather permitting of course, and watch out for the enormous hedgehog that wanders in at around 4am (he definitely prefers Whiskas to Felix cat food btw) and also the foxes will bring their cubs to feed and play in our back garden.

On a very good night pain and movement-wise, I occasionally used to cook batches of meals for the freezer for my Mum and Dad, or just bake gifts. And before my hands unfortunately went awol, I often took advantage of having the kitchen completely to myself for up to 10 hours at a time to make wedding and birthday cakes as well. I've found that you simply can't beat the early hours, with the radio turned on low (and the occasional curious sleepy dog wandering in for company!) to knock up several dozen Sugarpaste roses, or even to make a Budgie the Helicopter cake from start to finish! ;o>

Posted on 9 Nov 2013 12:11:38 GMT
Red Mosquito says:
Nevertheless, is there really a need to have a go at 'the less wealthy type of mum', the well off mum, footballers, wags, milkmen, postmen, people who use mobility scooters?

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Nov 2013 12:14:56 GMT
Eyes wide open all the time, Cornish.......... :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Nov 2013 12:16:31 GMT
I knew that I was getting old when I found myself explaining to my cousin's little girl that Winnie The Pooh was in fact as British as we were and not American! I really dislike what Disney has done to that 'funny old bear of very little brain' since it took over the copyrights to such a very important part of my childhood.

Then again, I couldn't quite take to Alan Bennett reading of it on the radio either? I remember the wonderful Willie Rushton bringing it all to life when I was small - and I guess that you never forget the first time that you hear something that you love so much. I have searched for years now to find any copies of Willie, as I'm pretty sure that he also read it aloud on Jackanory too if my memory serves me right? - but sadly I have had no joy as yet.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Nov 2013 12:54:38 GMT
Wharf Rat says:
Next time when i visit Lincoln for a few weeks next year,must make
a effort to find that Deepdale Cafe!.....the menu is something else!
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