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1 hour ago, MargieH said:

Pretty name but she’ll spend her whole life spelling it out for people (

 

She'll get used to it Margie.  I have to spell out my surname for people. I've even had people telling me I'm spelling it wrong! 

Depends how she uses it too. We gave our daughters two first names each so they could choose which , or which combination, or which diminutive(s) to settle on.

Victoria Kirsty has used Vic, Vikki, Vicky.. etc.. as the mood took her.. but never Kirsty as far as I know.  Stefanie Jane has used Stef, Steff, Steffi etc... but not Jane. So it only partly worked...

 

Not sure what Soleil will do.. but it could easily become just Sol. Not sure where Nahara came from but she is half Carribean so her Dad called Nash.. full name Nashon.. may have had an input.

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Beautiful name for a little girl.  Well done to your daughter and hubby/partner

 

 

 

PS Have stopped taken meds feel much better thanks.

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Was watching the Belgium v Czecoslavakia match last night and I couldn't help noticing that the Belgian goalie was I'm positive, none other than Novak Djosavik. Maybe he's moonlighting to supplement his loss of earnings from Wimbledon last year.

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Wife returned today from her 4 day jaunt.............Picked her up from the Station...just like ''Brief Encounter''  as we ran with arms open in slow motion along the 'Platform' to greet each other...........:rolleyes:

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Thought i'd just show you a clip from mine and Donna's courting days....:rolleyes:

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Play it again Benj opps sorry wrong flim

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This morning I planted small rows of Radish and Beetroot.  There's only me who likes them..so I won't need many.  Just a repeat sowing every few weeks. Next up... Tuscan Black Kale.. aka 'Cavolo Nero.'

 

Then this afternoon, I waxed my car.  I'd already jet washed then hand washed it yesterday,for the first time in about 18 months, but as I was using up an old bottle of 'Mer' polish wot I found in the garage.. I found myself thinking how long it is since I last waxed a car.  Basically, it is so long that I'd forgotten how hard it is when you are an old git and only marginally enthusiastic.  I also found out how much I missed by not using a 'detailing' brush yesterday..

 

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Tomorrow.. the wheels need a major cleanup and I need to do the whole 'back to black' routine on certain plastic bits.  And of course the inside is filthy... and the engine compartment... well..:ohmy:

 

But, I will finish giving it a good clean and then no doubt ignore it for another couple of years.

 

Ooops!..nearly forgot..  Need to change oil and filter..

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Waxing lyrical will continue.. waxing cars is done, for the forseeable... :laugh:

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Some one told me about this no wash wax/polish.. 

No way i said Yes said my friend Try it and see    Well as we live in a complex and have not got any chance of useing a hose pipe,

(have always used the car wash with the boys doing all the work)   (last time though not happy with them)  Well I said to my friend my new car's colour is black it won't do any damage will it? No said friend.  So sent for some of this for want of a better word, stuff 

So when it came still not sure how do you wash a car with out water?  and not scatch it?   

Well you have 2 magic cloths one to put the stuff on with then one to take it off (don't get them mixed up)  IT WAS AMAZING IT DID WORK!!!!!     and it looked liked it had just come out of the showroom.   Still don't belive it.

 

And  the name of the stuff (you'r not going to belive this)  

 

""GREASE LIGHTNING!""  yes thats its name.

story not yet finished.

This magic stuff cost me £39 99 for 2 bottles and cloths.

Spoke to another friend the other day it seems he has being using it for quite a while (Never told me)  but they sell it at Halfords and it's a lot cheaper than what i paid.

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Unfortunately we live on a big hill and since having the kerb drop downs extended it all drains down the drive and  along the pavement, not into the road.

Next door has a drive that slopes away from the pavement towards his house, he was not impressed when he came out and was ankle deep in foam... ah well back to the car wash.

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Where's everyone gone......about 10 posts all day...?

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Just seen the first Christmas advert on TV for kids toys. It urges you to lay by for Christmas now.

For those who do not know what lay by is the stores put the product away for you and you pay it off a little at a time before Christmas. I seem to remember something similar in the UK but can't recall what it was called. Not Hire purchase.

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Park Hampers have been doing that for years. The adverts usually start on December 26th, to start saving for the following Christmas.

One club collapsed a couple of years ago and the punters lost all their money paid in.

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Ted Sparrow ran this enterprise, according to my father, for the members of his wife's family. They all contributed an agreed amount each week for however long the set period was, after which they were paid out, presumably plus interest.

 

My father, who was still at school but had numerous Saturday and before/after school jobs, decided to join the club, no doubt coerced by Ted, and contributed his share each week from his earnings. He said that when payout time came round, Ted told him there was nothing to come as his mother had spent his contributions on new trousers/shoes for dad.  My father and his father didn't get along. Ted was jealous of dad because he was my grandmother's favourite child. Dad had sensitive information on Ted who was always pleading poverty but in actuality was pretty well off due to a trust fund, the proceeds of which he guarded jealously.

 

I assume Ted paid out my grandmother's relatives because she would have seen to it that his life was nasty, brutish and short if he had attempted to do otherwise!

 

Happy families!

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I remember a form of saving club at Raywarp on Alfred St North. Memory not brill so excuse me if I get a bit muddled.Say there were twenty of us in the group, we paid in the same amount each week, and all names put in a box at the start and names were, to be picked out to see when we got our share. Every one received the amount we put in , just all in one go , depending on which number week we drew our name. I imagine there would have been a collection for the organiser.

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