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I got a Mars bar egg, not opened it yet but the box states there are two FULL SIZE Mars bars in there.  Full size nowadays are not the same as full-size when I was a kid.  

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Never mind Lizzie, it'll probably put a few ounces on you ! 

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Isn't it annoying when somethings " goes" when all the shops are closed over the festivities. A few years ago in a short space of time the fridge went, the oven went, the freezer followed and to top it all the washing machine, not to mention a couple of heaters. Mad scramble to get all the frozen goods taken care of.

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I find things let me down at the wrong moment, ie, oven igniter went out just when I was ready to do dinner, washing machine when the wife filled it with water and clothes. I now keep three sets of ratchet pawls for that one, might just order a spare igniter for the oven...LOL

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Today I have mostly been sulking. We had a 'little man round to clean the gutters awhile ago and he managed to move a join and it now leaks down the wall in the middle of the run.

Grumble grumble grumble but not really a problem as the join is over the kitchen extension and if I stand on  the roof I can reach it - easy peasy...  Except the way I access the roof (make that used to access the roof) is out of a small bedroom window and today I managed to get myself stuck half way. Herself was not impressed to find me stuck on the window cill cursing fit to burst and to add insult to injury I've twisted my back in the process. I'm almost positive my legs bent much further than they do now...

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Seems to me it's the starter relay on the compressor, or some of the associated electronics.. but I really can't be bothered faffiing.

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6 hours ago, Brew said:

Today I have mostly been sulking. We had a 'little man round to clean the gutters awhile ago and he managed to move a join and it now leaks down the wall in the middle of the run.

Grumble grumble grumble but not really a problem as the join is over the kitchen extension and if I stand on  the roof I can reach it - easy peasy...  Except the way I access the roof (make that used to access the roof) is out of a small bedroom window and today I managed to get myself stuck half way. Herself was not impressed to find me stuck on the window cill cursing fit to burst and to add insult to injury I've twisted my back in the process. I'm almost positive my legs bent much further than they do now...

 

Sounds like a scene from a TV comedy!   Were you stuck outside the window or inside?   Seriously though, I'm sorry about your twisted back - hope it will feel better soon.  

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4 hours ago, MargieH said:

Were you stuck outside the window or inside?

 Top half outside hands on the tiles for support (the roof slopes down) and bum in the air on the inside knees on the cill.

I was eyeing the gutter from the patio about an hour ago but got the 'dead eye' and a "don't even think about it"

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Didn't you take a selfie?

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1 minute ago, nonnaB said:

Didn't you take a selfie?

Ooooo nonnaB you can be sooo cruel at times....    I comes here to share me tales of woe and wot do i get? wot do i get i arsk yer?  Symphony? nah, emmpfermy  nah.... request fer a bloomin selfie is wot i gets.

I'm going to do some more sulking nah...

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Well did you take one or not

 

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Ahrrrrr Brew Sorry sorry sorry. I do hope you didn't fall off or get any bruises or even anything. I don't like all my friends here hurting themselves.imsorry

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3 minutes ago, plantfit said:

Well did you take one or not

 

Rog

Plantfit he's feeling sensitive at the moment so don't upset him even more than I did

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If there's no picture it dint happen  slywink

 

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It din't urt 'Im, he landed on 'is 'ead !!

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While the weather’s been beautiful the washing machine has been on overtime and today is no exception,  I’m washing things I didn’t even remember we had and at the same time I’m chucking stuff out, already been to the charity shop and now filling the bin.  Must mention one important point ....... we’re having a water meter fitted on Wednesday, may as well make use of the water before we get metered!  

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With the rainfall being almost nil in the last month, the water level in my stream and pond has decreased considerably, showing beautiful green moss on my waterfall. On returning home from a trip out this morning, it's been removed by magpies and blackbirds in their quest for insects. I'm certain it's not for nest building at this late stage in spring. 

I don't mind, but it's a hands and knees job now, picking all the bits of discarded moss from the stream, as it tends to grow amongst the pebbles and clog things up. Mmmmm, a job for Mrs Fly !

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Streams, ponds, waterfalls ...all penalties of living in a country mansion - you'll be complaining about the water level in the moat next!  ;)

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I'll just reduce the amount for the staff ! 

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Are you still allowed to have the staff flogged, I always liked to say "I give you your freedom" when we had staff but that wasn't very often

 

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Life is good. Put another 9 hour shift into rebuilding my grandson's garden. Now has 8 veggie plots and a patio. Only spuds and broad beans planted so far. Completed my 7 y/o great granddaughters plot today and tomorrow we will plant a few chitted spuds and some shallots. I will also erect an archway for her to grow sweet peas over. The archway will face the proposed play house. Knackered at 6.15 and poured a splendid litre of 6 y/o vintage cider - whoooo. Yes, life is good :biggrin:

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4 minutes ago, PeverilPeril said:

tomorrow we will plant a few chitted spuds and some shallots. 

Will there be some teenage puddy cats to dig them up again? :rolleyes:

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Really resonate with that! Just moved into maisonette with fairly large, blank canvas garden. Can’t wait to get stuck in. Already got stuck into the cider!

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Gardening, planting, arches, cider....................  I'll just go straight to the end result......................... ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzz G'nite all

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Just watched Question Time from Nottingham.

 

Irrespective of the views on any side..I don't think it portrayed our city in a good light.

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