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Your not wrong, not worth the effort fiver from Wilko, I'm sure 20 years down the line gardening will be a thing of the past, noticed most new builds only give you 6 x 6 foot, if your lucky it's slabbed or decked, maintenance free. 

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You're probably right RR, but I'd be lost without my little patch of heaven !

Front mainly block paving, and two patios at each end of the rear garden, but the rest..... Paradise, which took a lot of money and physical effort. Well worth it ! :tanning:

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I've got 100 foot of the pain in the arse, 10 foot would be more than adequate, make that 5. 

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But that's one reason why there's been an increase in flooding in built up areas..... there's nowhere for the rain water to go if everywhere is paved.   The drains are overloaded with the mains drainage from domestic and industrial use and therefore overflow after heavy rainfall.  We NEED more plants and trees to soak up the rain

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21 hours ago, denshaw said:

That big Yellow thing in the sky, usually appears this time of year.

 

Nah, I think it's one 'o them there urban legends innit...

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23 minutes ago, MargieH said:

But that's one reason why there's been an increase in flooding in built up areas..... there's nowhere for the rain water to go if everywhere is paved.   The drains are overloaded with the mains drainage from domestic and industrial use and therefore overflow after heavy rainfall.  We NEED more plants and trees to soak up the rain

 

I don't think it's vegetation we need to soak up the water Margie, more a need to keep the river, lakes and water table levels up.

One of the biggest selling points when I bought my house is the small garden and now even that is hard surfaced. When it was done the contractor explained that the materials used had to comply with building regs and allow water to permeate into the ground below. Even with all the rain we have at the moment I can't see any run off.

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We’ve got our parish council flood warden running around looking at the water in the dykes. The problem is that when the Trent is very high the dykes can’t drain away. The dyke on our lane is fairly high but I only remember it coming over onto the road about twice since 1962. If things get bad I’ve got a couple of life jackets and an inflatable dinghy. If it gets really bad my boat will float of its trailer but that would represent a flood of Noah’s Ark proportions and West Bridgford will be submerged! There is some flooding over the road at Thurgarton and down the A612 towards Southwell near Halloughton Rd. Main St. in Lambley is also impassable. There’s no end in site to the rain yet. As yet there are no published flood warnings for the Trent Valley villages.

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More than sure it was a government plan in the terrace house slum clearance of the 60s & 70s to give the working class oiks a garden to stop them enjoying themselves in the pubs & workingmen's clubs after a full day at work. 

 

Work hard play hard ...... give him a garden ...... end of, fun over.

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When did you last see the drain cleaner wagon not been round here in years meeowed

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We get them round where I live and we also get the road sweeper lorries that come up and down the road, doing the gutters.

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I know I have posted this picture before but I thought it time for a bump. There are some newer members who will not have seen much of the early postings in this thread. This is my Dansette record player, complete with original 1960s plug. It still works too:

 

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Slightly more modern but still about 45yrs old and in working order:

 

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Now you're just trying to make Col jealous with all those state of the art the Hi Fi appliances... Love the extension into extension Compo

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Shopping in one of the large supermarkets I looked for an ordinary writing pad. Nothing! Lots of envelopes of every shape and size but no ordinary writing pad! I normally use Facebook messenger, email and text but sometimes there is a need to write a letter. Not everyone has the technology to receive email and text and some prefer handwritten rather than typed as that can look like a round robin letter. It is sad as this suggests we are losing the capacity for the personal touch. 

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You could slice A4 paper into 2,  which makes it A5 writing pad size..  ?

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2 hours ago, BilboroughShirley said:

.... I looked for an ordinary writing pad. Nothing! Lots of envelopes of every shape and size but no ordinary writing pad! 

 

Serious question, I don't know the answer.........Are kids in schools today still taught such things as letter writing ?  Or are they given the skills needed to complete on-line forms and post messages on forums ?

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1 hour ago, MargieH said:

You could slice A4 paper into 2,  which makes it A5 writing pad size..  ?

You can also do this with photographic paper. One cut = A5, 2 cuts = 4 postcard size (6*4 approx). I do this often.

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36 minutes ago, Cliff Ton said:

 

Serious question, I don't know the answer.........Are kids in schools today still taught such things as letter writing ?  Or are they given the skills needed to complete on-line forms and post messages on forums ?

 

Doubt it theres a lot of subjects my children had at school that the children of today don't know what they are. Same as I don't know what they are being taught as I have never heard of them.

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Printer or copier paper is not exactly Basildon Bond though is it...     :(

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On 7/6/2019 at 2:29 PM, Brew said:

Now you're just trying to make Col jealous with all those state of the art the Hi Fi appliances... Love the extension into extension Compo

 

Indeed.  And how that speaker is supposed to be heard from there.....  Where's the other one?  ;)

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I like to think that I'm pretty good at Letter Writing.  I can make my case.. tell a story.. sympathise, converse with a friend..lover..or whatever.  Trouble is.. very few people can read my writing. It's always been terrible.  It's why the evil Mr Deakin forced me to practice writing in his study at primary school... because he knew I was a genius.. but people wouldn't know if I couldn't write legibly.

 

I would dearly like to write letters in elegant script, and post them on pale blue paper..

 

But  word processed and printed on off white or very pale blue paper is as close as I can get.  I do at least sign letters by hand...

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I honestly can't remember the last time I wrote a letter it must have been decades ago.

I have absolutely no idea what a stamp costs.

My mum and dad both had copperplate handwriting even late in life, whereas mine has got steadily worse over the years so like DJ360 it would be better written on a keyboard 

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On 7/20/2019 at 1:47 AM, DJ360 said:

Where's the other one?

 

The other Waharefddale Ditton is across the room, Col. I bought them to use as spares for my broken Lyntons but never got around to replacing the speakers in the latter - still have them though.

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Still got a couple of Lintons.  Still going strong.  Bought 'em  in 1967.  They"ll probably outlast me.

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My linton's are in the loft - just waiting for me to change one bass speaker..... maybe one day I will get one of those Round Tuit thingies.

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