philmayfield

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  1. philmayfield

    Daft, I Call It.

    I suppose for some people shoplifting is a psychological aberration and has nothing to do with need.
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    Daft, I Call It.

    See how the other half live eh? I must confess we go to Lidl every week but it's the posh one at Bingham. No riff-raff in there!
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    Daft, I Call It.

    Never had Lizzie down as a Primark shopper.
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    Beekay's paintings

    Looking back I can say that I have never done anything that can remotely be called 'creative' in the artistic sense. I've designed and been responsible for building factories, warehouses and an office block but these were totally functional and I didn't win any design awards. I've built a car, I've restored classic cars and tractors. I've painted and decorated but only domestically. I studied art at O level but I only did that because I was taking biology at A level and that involved a lot of drawings of dissections of plants and animals. Since then I have never drawn or painted in an artistic way. Quite honestly I wouldn't know where to start. There used to be an art class in the village hall but that sadly is no more. I don't think it's worth my while starting creativity now!
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    My Bike rides

    Only joking Rog!
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    My Bike rides

    I think all trike owners need a carer.
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    My Bike rides

    Yes it would be muckspreading. Country life is not as idyllic as some people think!
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    Boring Repetitive Posts

    Thanks. I didn’t realise they had been reconstituted as ‘Maplin on Line’. Still can’t view in the flesh though.
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    Boring Repetitive Posts

    This post has revived my interest. In the past I’ve looked at 3D printers in Maplins but now it’s there no longer I don’t know where to view a selection. I must do some research. I want to make a prosthetic finger tip to replace the one I lost in the veg garden!
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    Boring Repetitive Posts

    Printing is the easiest part. Firstly you’ve got to capture the information on file using modelling software or a 3D scanner. Sounds fun but can be expensive to get decent kit.
  11. It was a few years ago. The A/C was a Shorts Sky-van. We used to fly into Milan a lot and it was great to cut out the drive to Heathrow or Birmingham. I don’t know if it still runs. I doubt it
  12. I dislike flying. Not so much the actual flight but the hassle involved in booking in and all the waiting around when you have to be there long before take off. I also wonder about who’s up front driving the aeroplane. When I gained my pilot’s licence back in the 70’s there were others who went on to take a commercial rating. God knows how they managed. There were some real incompetents who failed their written exams first time and one even drove a plane into the hangar and chopped the wings of another aircraft with his prop. He went on to become a commercial pilot! He announced himself over the tannoy when I was taking the Heathrow shuttle from EMA. “Christ not him” I exclaimed to my colleague, “he’s a disaster”. It must have got the other passengers worried!
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    Musing on "Making ends meet"......

    Yes, that would be uncle Bob Burton who lived nearby at 4 Greys Road. His son Brian worked with him and when Bob retired Brian bought Harbys Fuels with an office on Highbury Road. He then went on to be the landlord of the Red Lion in the marketplace at Stow on the Wold.
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    My Bike rides

    That's impressive Rog but how do you get on? Have you got very long legs or do you use a mounting block like horse riders? Edit. I’ve just noticed a small step on the bar above the rear wheel. Still looks dangerous to me!
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    Musing on "Making ends meet"......

    Often the coal came in enormous lumps which you had to attack with a hammer to break it into useable pieces. This of course produced lots of dust and slack. My uncle was our coal merchant but he could only sell what was available from Gedling colliery.
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    Musing on "Making ends meet"......

    We were a bit more upmarket . It was referred to as the ‘coal place’. It was next door to the outside toilet though!
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    Nottingham Castle

    We do have a Lowry. Not an original but a signed limited edition and Fine Art stamped copy. It was a good find at £160!
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    Beekay's paintings

    Well I got an ‘O’ level in art many years ago but I haven’t picked up a small paint brush since then. I did find a painting by numbers set yesterday which must have been an unwanted present so having seen your efforts I’m tempted to have a go with it. It does look a bit fiddly though!
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    Musing on "Making ends meet"......

    We’ve got a book exchange and a defibrillator in our village ‘phone box. No telephone though which is a pity because mobile reception here is very iffy.
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    What's in your wallet.

    A friend of mine had a similar problem. He fell off of his wallet and broke his leg!
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    Nottingham Castle

    Yes, and it's got a VOR. A very high frequency omnidirectional radio range beacon. Helps to guide the aeroplanes. Look for a big circular standing aerial with lots of uprights looking like lamps.
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    Nottingham Castle

    Yes, but it wouldn't be called "Mayfield Castle". More likely "Mayfield Bungalow".
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    Nottingham Castle

    Wikipedia is your friend here.
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    Nottingham Castle

    Maybe - but not a ‘proper’ castle.
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    Nottingham Castle

    This is a replacement. The proper castle was burnt down!