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Well, the bricklayer turned up at 7.30 this morning. Don't think he will last very long in the heat today. We are having an orangery built and just hoping for no delays because I am booked for a fishing trip to the highlands early Sept.

Just reflecting on yesterdays tram ride from Clifton and seeing the huge changes around Wilford and the Meadows.

Dads allotment by the railway embankment, Iremongers pond and Hapenny bridge that we used to jump off as kids.

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1 hour ago, PeverilPeril said:

Just reflecting on yesterdays tram ride from Clifton and seeing the huge changes around Wilford and the Meadows.

Dads allotment by the railway embankment, Iremongers pond and Hapenny bridge that we used to jump off as kids.

 

Surprisingly, most of that is still there.

 

There are still allotments in the area; Iremongers pond is still there; and the Ha'penny bridge is still there - in modified form - because the trams go over it.

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Went to let the boys out this morning and who was sitting in the middle of the floor in my side room? Brock the beast. So he has got into my kitchen, trekked across it, luckily not turned left but gone straight on. Got the boys outside without them trying to eat him (yuk) and then went back to where he was. He reacted by turning towards me, (aren’t they supposed to run away) and there we stood for a bit.

 

We had a discussion about this situation (he wasn’t very talkative just twitched occasionally) and have come to a compromise. He can catch all the flies that venture into that room but he is not allowed into the house. He is not allowed to go into the dog food bags that are in there and when I come into the room he must disappear into his hidey hole and not come out until I have left. He is not allowed to have friends over and will not be getting a key. If he sticks to this I will ignore him but if he doesn’t I will be chasing him again with my trusty broom (will be able to get him out the door now) and turfing him into next doors garden. 

He gave me a long hard stare and then (very fastly) scuttled under the tumble dryer.

 

I bet he was laughing as he went as he has now got loads of places to hide if I have to chase him. Don’t know which is worse knowing where he is or not knowing.

 

 

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Give him the taste of your slipper, or a rolled up newspaper !

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Stav - for a moment there  I thought you had got a badger in the kitchen! You don't mess with badgers.

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I'm proud of you, SG. They can live for years, you know.

 

I dont like them but they have as much right to live as I do. 

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I don’t like them at all but would not kill one if I can avoid it (must admit I am like that with most things anyway, wasps being the occasional exception) they do consume flies after all so can’t be all bad. 

 

He hasn’t done bad out of the deal, has somewhere warm and dry to live with food as well. So hopefully we can co-exist if he obeys the rules. Didn’t know they lived for a while, perhaps I should have mentioned rent or would I have had to declare him on my council tax form as a lodger? 

 

 

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Get him to sign a tenancy agreement! 

 

I have an eccentric friend who, long before concerns about CFCs, wouldn't have aerosol cans in the house. Spiders were encouraged to spin webs as a natural means of fly disposal. Well, I said he was eccentric!  He respected the lives of all creatures and all do have a purpose...though I'm not too sure about homo sapiens.

 

 

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My sister in law years ago had a cricket that lived in the cantina. She always talked to it but never saw it until one day it jumped out of hiding and it was white having never seen daylight. She was really sad when it no longer sang to her.

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Bad start today. Implant processor went bang so now completely deaf. Just hoping that Uni Hospital Birmingham can fix it today, otherwise it will be a very quiet w/e. The building project is going well and the walls are now head high. Just hoping that the brick work can be finished by midweek and the skip, mixer and cement removed. Bloody cement gets everywhere!

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Hope you sort your implant PP although there are times when I could with something similar. Selective deafness doesn't always work in this house. 

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Anybody heard anything of Jonab?   Haven't seen him posting in quite a while.  I always enjoyed his posts.  Hope he's ok.

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Off out to the centre of Kirkby in a bit,,,(i know how to live ya know)  need to find a 'Barber' and a car wash.........the car wash in Bulwell was run by Latvians and my last Barber was a 'Kurd'..........be interesting to see what they are here,,,

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9 hours ago, loppylugs said:

Anybody heard anything of Jonab?   Haven't seen him posting in quite a while.  I always enjoyed his posts.  Hope he's ok.

 

If I remember correctly he disliked some of the posts at that time and said he was leaving the forum.

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Yes he said he didn't like how things had turned out as he joined because the site was about Nottingham.

Unfortunatey we lost a lot of members during that time, but so pleased that some have returned after the storm.

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Found a Car wash in Kirkby.........Iraqi...........asked him ''where you from'?  Nottingham he says,,,no youre not says me,, where you really from?  Iraq,,,he replies,, then i mentioned a couple of towns in Iraq...Kirkuk and Mosul.......he was staggered that i knew them,,,i only know a bit about them as one of my Sons spent quite a bit of time in both,,,

                        Then found my new Barber,,2 local lads,,and only a fiver for OAPs even on a saturday..................so getting to find and know my way around,,they'll soon get to know me ,,,,

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A fiver for a haircut! It costs me £12 and that’s in Blidworth! He did use to work in Southwell so his prices have followed him. Come to think of it there’s no list of prices. I think he charges what he thinks you can afford. I always dress scruffy though!

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I was dressed 'scruffy' as well Phil,,,Black suit jacket,,slim fit blue jeans,,Waiscoat,,light blue shirt with neckerchief,,Black Docker shoes,,and of course top pocket hanky ,light blue to match 'neckerchief',,,..........lol

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I have a lady barber Ben.  Her name is Marie.  We usually talk dogs as she is a dog nut like me.  You'd like her.

 

Used to have a German barber in Calgary.  He always reminded me of one of those prison camp commandants you see in the old war films.  His favorite line was,  "i can take it off, but I cannot stick it back on."  :Shock:  Said in that abrupt German way they have.  Great guy.

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We noticed a lot of barbers in S. Ireland are Turkish. We did wonder why they advertised themselves as such, are they better at their trade? I did Google Turkish Barbers to see if it was a speciality. Nope.

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Out and about shopping in Kirkby again,,,mostly groceries at Morrisons........its like everywhere today,,coldish and rainy...didn't stop the blokes of all ages wearing 'Sandals' showing bare feet and them stupid 3/4 length trousers showing their skinny ankles,,,and couldn't help but notice a bloke dressed thus sliding a joint of Beef into his own carrier bag,,,was busting to collar him,,but Mrs said ''leave it''    which i did,,,would love just one more good collar'' especially if they are showing 'bare feet''.......lol

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