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by brian f
Mon Aug 01, 2022 10:20 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Turn back time
Replies: 54
Views: 4834

Re: Turn back time

The small tin of Andrews

Instant -Happiness
by brian f
Mon Aug 01, 2022 8:24 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Trivia Quiz - 70
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Re: Trivia Quiz - 70

5 for me this month. How i missed out on Q-7 i will never know the amount of times i have heard it... guess it's called this new word we seem to be hearing nowadays

Brain fog :roll:
by brian f
Fri Jul 29, 2022 7:06 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Commonwealth Games 2022
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Commonwealth Games 2022

Don't know if you have much of an appetite for the games. Let's hope the Scottish participants put on a good display. One thing is certain the Australians will win the most medals by a country mile.
by brian f
Fri Jul 29, 2022 6:42 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: PIECES ON ..........?
Replies: 94
Views: 31593

Re: PIECES ON ..........?

Meekan, Meg, I found this on google (During the 1950s Refrigerators started to become affordable for most households in the UK. In 1959 around 13% of homes had a refrigerator. By 1970 this was up to 58%. Today 97% of all homes have a refrigerator, and most shops, offices, hospitals use refrigerators...
by brian f
Wed Jul 27, 2022 8:53 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: PIECES ON ..........?
Replies: 94
Views: 31593

Re: PIECES ON ..........?

I much prefer banana on toast, however a banana sandwich is alright if you are in a hurry with the toaster taking ages. About once a week if i go to the post office or chemist i purchase some bread rolls from the bakers in the cluster of the shops. I seem to be extremely exicited looking at the deli...
by brian f
Mon Jul 25, 2022 8:10 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Threetowners cycling thread
Replies: 996
Views: 371695

Re: Threetowners cycling thread

bonzo, Bruce- Just wondering if you guys considered a wee ride over to the Butefest.
by brian f
Sun Jul 17, 2022 8:29 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Turn back time
Replies: 54
Views: 4834

Re: Turn back time

Hi, Meg, hope your good! I can't remember buying jeans out of Rowes, but i might of bought a swallow raincoat in the shop. And round the corner i bought Terry brogues cannot remember the name of that shoe shop. Also in Countess street a wee gents shop opened later and purchased a few short sleeve bu...
by brian f
Fri Jul 15, 2022 6:26 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Turn back time
Replies: 54
Views: 4834

Re: Turn back time

Penny Tray, Meekan

You guys forget nothing -so knowledgeable 👍
by brian f
Fri Jul 15, 2022 6:19 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Whilst London hits nearly 40 Deg C
Replies: 7
Views: 379

Re: Whilst London hits nearly 40 Deg C

I'm starting to understand now how the late Morag in Calafornia loved the rain .. the extreme heat is not nice! "UK heatwave: BBC forecasters predict UK's first ever 40C day in Cambridge next week" On Monday-Friday coming i will be chilling out in the area of the UK most easterly point (Lo...
by brian f
Thu Jul 14, 2022 6:34 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Turn back time
Replies: 54
Views: 4834

Re: Turn back time

I have vivid memories of the LYRIC - Princes Stret, Ardrossan - admission by way of cash or 1 x empty 2lb jam jar or 2 x 1lb jam jars - to see THE WIZARD OF OZ; FLASH GORDON; OLD MOTHER RILEY; CALAMITY JANE; and THE VIKINGS. Them were the days :lol: . Penny Tray, I'm intrigued that you could gain e...
by brian f
Wed Jul 13, 2022 10:04 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Turn back time
Replies: 54
Views: 4834

Re: Turn back time

That's the one bonzo- great memories👏👏
by brian f
Tue Jul 12, 2022 10:15 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Turn back time
Replies: 54
Views: 4834

Re: Turn back time

The pictures :)

Ok by the time the adverts finished- you had ate all the snacks, wishing you could afford an ice-cream.

I remember the backs of the seats had what looked like built in ashtrays and the building had many lit up exits. When was smoking banned in the cinemas.