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In Dorset? Yes, I thoroughly recommend it.

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What a laugh it is reading about ‘The North’ - you go on about it like you were a 5 min walk from Castle Black 

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It’s really just the Midlands with a chip on its t’shoulder.

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There was a drive-by on Ecclesall rd last weekend outside my local Marks & Sparks, the victim was 20yr old and driving a brand new Lamborghini, he escaped and nailed it up to Whirlowdale rd, ditched his car and his friends picked him up in their brand new Rolls Royce and took him to the rugby club where they reported it.

A member of staff from M&S commented.. "It's shocking!.. Ecclesall rd isn't what it used to be..y'know" 

In what respect? 20yr olds are driving Lambo's ffs!

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I think ‘shandy’ is Yorkshire vernacular for ‘cultured’ :sleep:

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8 minutes ago, Maynard Friedman said:

I think ‘shandy’ is Yorkshire vernacular for ‘cultured’ :sleep:

So drinking a can of Top Deck is like super-cultured(?)

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Especially if you’re on a bus above the driver!

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Meanwhile up in The North:

chipped in for the Valentine’s Day Dance we put up for the community - made some cocktails…

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came home by 04:00 in the morning.

will try to link a video…

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On 2/13/2022 at 9:38 AM, MJF9 said:

I bet you took your passport the first time you made the trip up north :laugh:.  Good to hear you've been pleasantly surprised, appreciate your candidity

I've spent a lot of time in London over the years and have seen the attitude above sometimes but definitely not always and definitely reduced over time

Londoners are even making it as far as my home town in the North West... including a certain Super Frank who is settling in very well indeed and I reckon will have a nice cup in his cabinet in May!!!  

To be honest with you I had been working at home for about 18+ months at that point.  When I got on the LNER, I felt like I was on the Eurostar heading to Europe :laugh:.

Gutted by the cancellation of the eastern leg of HS2, if that was still happening I would seriously consider moving.

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Tiled Hall Cafe fits the description 

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Bike repair station outside the local sports centre. Are these things commonplace? I’ve never noticed one anywhere else but I suppose I’ve never really looked.

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I've not seen one, there are plenty of pumps around Sheffield, half of which don't work.. There's one just down the road from our house, i often see folks cursing because they push the connector onto the valve releasing yet more precious air then the pump wont pump it back up.. being a kindly soul .. i often take them back to our house to use my track pump :)

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Pah, Hockley Flyover is the poor man's spaghetti junction 

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The characters you meet on a morning dog walk in the local park

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Spotted on my road today, a pink (and cream) Cadillac to warm the cockles of Bruce’s heart. To be honest, I thought it was Natalie Cole’s song till I looked it up.

The second photo is much further afield but still within dog-walking range (just off Portobello Rd) but has a tenuous pastel colour link

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Edited by Maynard Friedman

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