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Old 17th Nov 2015, 14:05
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While tearing up the tiles in our new home this morning the man from the water company popped round to read the meter. "Where is it" he says, "Don't have a clue" says I. I showed him where the main stopcock was and after digging around on the banking outside on the street he announced that he had found where the supply was fed into the house, but the connection had no meter attached! After calling his headquarters he discovered that the previous owners had been getting their water without charge........for the last twenty years!
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Old 17th Nov 2015, 15:54
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I see the Dave person wants Parliament to agree to go to war,what a excellent idea! I'm sure we could find another six hundred uniforms and rifles forrem all.
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Old 17th Nov 2015, 16:08
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Scotch eggs.....

.....what happened to the conversation about scotch eggs? Is it lurking in the ghost pages or was it a different place altogether?
Confused in Morayshire.

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Old 17th Nov 2015, 18:20
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I have returned home from the venue where I was expecting there to be an event.

17th November says my diary, but it transpires that the 'flyers' announced Thursday 17th, whereas Thursday is the 19th.

Anyway, the expected event was not taking place and the hall was occupied by 'others'.

I guess I will have to reprogramme my anticipation.
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Old 17th Nov 2015, 21:00
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That is simply not good enough, G-C, unless you tell us what was the event, how far from your door, how was the intervening weather etc, we have no way of knowing whether you have suffered an inconvenience, an annoyance, an embuggerance or a bloody disaster.

But it seems that you have documentary evidence of someone else's coq-up, maybe you can sue?
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Old 17th Nov 2015, 21:14
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It (will) be a talk about the Alnwick Garden by the Head Gardener and what part the Duchess of Northumberland plays.

Distance to venue insignificant as I usually take a walk around the village several times (or at least once) a day.

We haven't (yet) received Storm Barney - though Sodd's Law suggests that it will have arrived by Thursday (when the event is expected to occur).

What confused me was that I was certain that I had the correct date (I had) but the information 'Thursday 17th November' was false.

It was better (I believe) to have attended two days early, rather than two days too late - it is difficult to correct the latter, whereas the former is a mere inconvenience (though I had to rearrange at short notice my planned activities for this evening).

it seems that you have documentary evidence of someone else's coq-up,
It will not go without comment . . .
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Old 18th Nov 2015, 05:26
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Barney visited late yesterday.
A bit of a noisy night was had but I think we've escaped any serious damage.

So sad about Mr Lomu.
Far too young a departure.
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Old 18th Nov 2015, 06:52
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Some Governmint feckwit has sent me an hemail in Spanish saying I need to get a new digital certificate as they have changed the software.
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Old 18th Nov 2015, 07:02
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Good morning all. Well the latest storm has been and gone. Getting ready for tomorrow's trip to Singers.
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Old 18th Nov 2015, 07:30
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Morning peeps dark cloudy and threatening here,we seem to have missed out from this tempest thingy,just been wet.
More carry on in Paris I see, news channels full of TV reporters on site with no info so not knowing what to say so they just babble.
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Old 18th Nov 2015, 08:38
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I wonder if all those BBC reporters who appeared in Paris managed to do their Xmas shopping when they weren't repeating themselves to the 'n'th degree. I wonder what the cost to the licence-fee payer of that little shindig was in terms of travel, hotel, food and subsistence. Was it really necessary to send Maitliss, Edwards, Minchin, Adler and all the others when they have their local reporters already on site? The BBC - very good at spending other peoples' money.
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Old 18th Nov 2015, 09:03
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It's obvious the people in the studio are far better informed ie they have more channels of information incoming that the dimwit in front of the camera on the scene,they have to keep updated him or her on what's actually happening in front of them,said it many times before the police should be able to order a media free zone for a couple of miles around any incident,there are probably as many reporters on the spot as police, they turn everything into a bloody circus.
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Old 18th Nov 2015, 09:20
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I notice that Bluey has deliberately ignored my post informing her that her very own Country people are responsible for the her "sun" dilemma this year.
Apologies, O Wise One ... one has been a little preoccupied for the last few days. Of course it is NOT the fault of the Aussies ... a scurrilous calumny designed to confuse the unaware. I know what yer up to and it's not working. So there.

Terrible, terrible uncontained bushfires in the Esperance area. Four people have lost their lives; one a local farmer who stayed instead of running in order to try to warn neighbours to get out. The others were three German backpackers who all died in the same vehicle. Absolute bastard of a way to die.

- maybe the time has come to saddle up and ride out of town?
Last thing we need, Lon ... more people abandoning ship. We won't have any crew left at this rate.
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Old 18th Nov 2015, 09:44
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Buggeration.
Mrs HF has just discovered that the felting has disappeared from one
half of the shed roof.
Out I go before the rains start

Edit:Job done. A bodge job but it'll get it there.

Last edited by handsfree; 18th Nov 2015 at 10:47.
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Old 18th Nov 2015, 11:45
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that the felting has disappeared from one
Surely that's "feeling"

Rain is back again btw
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Old 18th Nov 2015, 11:49
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Yep, rain back here as well but at least I got the feelings back first
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Old 18th Nov 2015, 12:24
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Guess who didn't turn up for an appointment at the Optician's this morning?

Yes it was the Optician.
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Old 18th Nov 2015, 13:08
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Have just looked at the forecast temperatures for the next few days and they are 20/21/13/8/8/9
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Old 18th Nov 2015, 14:20
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Have just looked at the forecast temperatures for the next few days and they are 20/21/13/8/8/9
Singapore will be 31/31/31/32/32/31/31 but lots of rain and thunder.
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Old 18th Nov 2015, 14:43
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Hoofing it down furiously here around dinner time clear blue skies above us now,madness I tell you.
A fine painting of the proposed Grey Street Newcastle int olden days.

How come peeps could paint proper like that at one time then suddenly they couldn't and we got all that rubbish impressionist nonsense.
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