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  2. Photo from Susan Spedding Barrington, Barnt' n memories and stuff!! - Facebook group. Names from Susan and other group members. Barrington County Primary School - c1958
  3. Photo from Susan Spedding Barrington, Barnt' n memories and stuff!! - Facebook group. Names from Susan and other group members. Barrington County Primary School - Class 1 c1957
  4. @Malcolm Robinson! Suddenly I understand, Council business!. Once a chain of conversation gets going I find it very difficult to work backwards to find where it started! Gotcha, 🎶I can see clearly now the (chain) has gone 🎶, Malcolm I think you’re doing a grand job as a councillor but this rats nest of a website is more than I can stand. I’ll stick to Google and Twitter- are you on Twitter Malcolm? R🌈xx
  5. Lilbill15, you will be in the Cramlington, Bedlington, Seaton Valley one........https://www.northumberland.gov.uk/Councillors/Local-Area-Councils.aspx#localareacouncils
  6. WHAT Local WHAT area Council.??? I hate acronyms because they’re so exclusive. And yes, I’m also an ‘ apprentice’ another reason to step out of this suddenly mystical society!!! B*****+*s!
  7. Good Heavens! I've been awarded a leaf! I'm officially an "Apprentice (3/14)", How the H---- does this system work?
  8. Can anyone tell me what LAC is, please? I must have missed that episode 🌈xxR
  9. Hi there @Canny lass, thanks and yes absolutely. I described it to the doctor as feeling “ like I’m wearing a lead boot lined with red hot needles 😱!! Today is day 9, I’m still applying hydrocortisone cream. The Benadryl made no difference after I ran out of Anthisan. New experience for me, never even seen a hornet before. I was shocked by their nastiness, wasn’t wading through undergrowth, didn’t disturb them they jumped out and attacked us like guard dogs. Hmm nature tooth and claw etc but evil stinging monsters?!! I’ll never go there again. I don’t believe an adder would cause so much pain and they generally strike in defence when disturbed. Hornets 🐝 are a different kettle of fish. 🌈xxR
  10. That's looking much better! I had a (ONE) hornet sting about 10 years ago and it was pure agony. Several must have been a nightmare.
  11. The pig - all of it - is the mainstay of the Christmas dinner with ham being top of the list. The various parts are turned into several dishes: cheeks & trotters (brawn), ribs (glazed and roasted), shoulder (smoked), belly (salted & smoked) guts (sausage skin), just about everything else (sausage). The pigs head is, today, purely decorative but an essential part of the festivities. Artificial ones come in all sorts of materials and sizes. They are decorated yearly and the icing removed before being stored for the following year. I think the tradition is dying out. None of the children use them. You can buy all the dishes ready made but we always do our own ham, ribs and sausage.
  12. It's probably just as well!! It's really only Iceland where it's eaten and it's not your everyday plain cooking.
  13. @lilbill15 Congratulations! I see you've been promoted to "Apprentice (3/14)". Maybe we're getting points for using the side-door as well? I agree, the recent changes have taken the fun out of the site, but don't give up yet. Andy is very good at listening to- and sorting out site problems. The personal messaging service seems to have escaped the ranking system - should you have any queries and don't want to post till it gets sorted.
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  15. Oh @Alan Edgar (Eggy1948) couldn’t forget about you and the lovely folks in the group. I’m actually a contributing member so won’t lose touch. Just need to find a less convoluted way to talk to you. The recent changes have just confirmed that I can’t be chewed with this complicated website. As I said, I’ll use another door. I’m not going anywhere, just round the side door 😁🌈xxxxxxxxx
  16. @lilbill15 - Googling is just the same as the 'Search' option.🙂 Don't forget us - don't give up your membership - stay a member, it costs nowt and keep coming back for info to keep your mind active
  17. @Canny lass ! I’ll probably never bliddy know! John Lynn told me the abattoir staff laughed at him and said “not possible “ can’t let you have any leftover sheep bits “health and safety “ blah blah. I have found I can travel or order online from Caribbean/Eastern European or North African suppliers but currently it’s losing its appeal 🙄xx Do you eat (the whole even) pig’s head or is it just symbolic or maybe just decorative? It doesn’t look as tempting as pics I’ve seen of cooked sheep’s heads though 😋😁🌈xx
  18. Many thanks @Canny lass , as a retired nurse I do carry anthisan and savlon cream in my pack along with mediwipes. There was more than one sting in that area and I did consult a Dr asap which was Monday morning as it turned out (111- out of hours medical help took 7 hours overnight to respond) and I have just completed a weeks course of cetirizine and paracetamol. This was my first and hoped last encounter with hornets, vicious little buggers !😱🐝🐝!! I’ve attached today’s foot update 🤣😁🌈xx
  19. I’m not sure that I want to get the hang of this anymore. It shouldn’t be something like a ratmaze to get information. I can simplify things by just googling and it’ll take me to the subject within the Bedcouk website . I LOVE the conversation especially with the Illuminati such as Canny Lass and Eggy and occasional input from the likes of Alan Dickson but it’s very disheartening to run the gauntlet of the “rules “ and the intricacies of the system that was convoluted and recently appears to have changed for no obvious reason. In future I’ll be using a simpler portal. I’m too old for computer games. Regrettably I’m out of Bedlington.co.uk, regards RoseanneRainbow 🌈x
  20. Thanks Eggy, Well, when they do get the hang of it, perhaps they can tell me why (according to the screen shot of my profile page you posted above) two badges were bestowed upon me for: "One month later (a month since joining)" and another for "One year in (a year since joining)" both awarded at 08.31, 7 hours ago, on Tuesday this week?
  21. @lilbill15 It’s not the diminution in ranking that bothers me, rather the fact that we need to be ranked at all. OK, we’ve always had a sort of ranking system with newbie, pup, terrier, Bedlingtonian etc. but at least those ranking names were a pleasant element having, as they did, some connection to Bedlington and they said nothing more personal about a member than how many posts they’ve shared. The new ranking system, on the other hand, has no connection whatsoever to Bedlington. Instead, it seems to be centered on the individual scoring points on just about every activity they undertake. This seems, to me, to be totally unnecessary. We aren’t in competition with each other. We're just a group of people with a common interest. Counting and documenting every action we take here seems a little unfair as we all use the facility in different ways. For instance, take the response buttons on each post. You use them a lot while I hardly ever use them – not because I don’t like what people write, am not thankful for what people write or don’t have any emotional response to what people write. I just prefer to write a comment. It doesn’t take so much longer to write ‘thanks’ (unless you’re using a mobile device with small tangents and large fingers) - then, those shortcuts can come in handy. The questions must be asked: what is the use in documenting these responses and is it logical that I get a badge because you've responded to my posts in this manner 10 times (arbitrary number) while you do not get a badge because I chose to write a reply? The answers to these two questions are: no use at all and no it is not. A post without a response is every bit as valuable and appreciated as a post with a response,
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