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Old 4th Aug 2016, 05:55
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You've picked a nice day for it Redders if the weather here is
anything to go by. Clear blue sky and a nice fresh nip to the air.

The holiday season sounds to be well under way with 737s
launching every few minutes. Destinations are probably a bit
more restricted this year with Sharm, Turkey etc being a little
unpopular.

Breakfast and then plant watering time.
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Old 4th Aug 2016, 07:11
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Morning peeps, abut fifty fity here, half sunshine and half cloud,
It's hard work watching these box sets.
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Old 4th Aug 2016, 07:51
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One is having a bacon sarnie for breakfast courtesy of Mr Watkins, then I shall have to contemplate what to do for the rest of the day. Hard work this retirement!!

Been laying a few blocks on me canal.

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Old 4th Aug 2016, 08:08
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I don't know if you've seen this 4mast but you get a pat on the
back

Grantham lock rebuilt at astonishing rate
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Old 4th Aug 2016, 10:18
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Thanks HF, that piece has been circulated amongst our members to let them know how others see our work.

No block laying this weekend, one is part of a team trying to extract as much cash as possible from shoppers at the local orange supermarket which has very generously decided to support us as their charity of the year.

Meanwhile, more tea is being had before next decision on what-to-do is made.
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Old 4th Aug 2016, 10:31
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Do you use standard Portland cement for the mortar? - or do you use a special waterproof mixture?
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Old 4th Aug 2016, 12:04
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Originally Posted by G-CPTN View Post
Do you use standard Portland cement for the mortar? - or do you use a special waterproof mixture?
We're using Portland in the mortar for the blocks and the new facing bricks. However, the heritage people have insisted we use lime mortar for repairing the brickwork on the four corner posts and for pointing on the bits of wall which we didn't demolish, which includes the wing walls - i.e. those bits of wall which extend beyond the gates at the entrances to the lock.
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Old 5th Aug 2016, 06:35
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Morning peeps dull and overcast here,good work Mr 4mast,remember a good documentary about the people who rescued our decaying canal system.
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Old 5th Aug 2016, 06:39
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Good morning playmates.
Struggling to wake up yet again.
Looks like it could be a passable day as Mr Sun has just peeped
out from behind the mist.

Sheffield here I come.
It's International Beer Day today.

FRIDAY


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Old 5th Aug 2016, 10:45
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TGIF

Roast beef for dinner, with roast spuds n pumpkin. Yummo
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Old 5th Aug 2016, 14:31
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The end of sweet rationing 1953,remember that day well, scuttling down to Wally's with a brass thrupenny bit in me wee paw.
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Old 5th Aug 2016, 18:13
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Yup rationing went on for a long time after the war had ended.
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Old 5th Aug 2016, 21:58
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... and what a mistake THAT was! :o

Britain: 'the fat man of Europe' - Live Well - NHS Choices
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Old 6th Aug 2016, 07:18
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Morning peeps,spiffing day has dawned hereabouts,hmmmm,one shall be spending the entire week avoiding anything to do with the bloody olympics.
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Old 6th Aug 2016, 08:07
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Likewise Mr D in both the weather and the avoidance of the 'lympics.

A marvellous day had in Sheffield yesterday. The two ladies
announced on our arrival at the railway station that our company
would not be required, apart from an appearance at 13:30 for
lunch at Browns, and we gentlemen were to amuse ourselves.
So we did.
There is an awful lot of excellent pubs in Sheffield.
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Old 6th Aug 2016, 08:11
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One has not even bothered to watch the opening ceremony although they are, admittedly, usually rather good and are a great showcase for the host country.

One also has to admit to a preference for the winter Olympics especially ice skating and skiing but definitely not ice hockey ... that's just an excuse for organised violence.
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Old 6th Aug 2016, 08:17
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Morning peeps,spiffing day has dawned hereabouts,hmmmm,one shall be spending the entire week avoiding anything to do with the bloody olympics.
Alas Mr D. you will need more than just one week, at least there is Test Match cricket to watch
and of course Football.

Oh dear I see that Australia have just lost their second Test against Sri-Lanka LOL!!!
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Old 6th Aug 2016, 10:28
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remember that day well, scuttling down to Wally's with a brass thrupenny bit in me wee paw

Where I lived that thrupenny bit would have got you a whole, full sized Mars Bar!
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Old 6th Aug 2016, 10:43
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... a whole, full sized Mars Bar!
Unlike the weedy, undersized runts they are currently offering that are just pretending to be Mars Bars yet cost forty times as much.
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Old 6th Aug 2016, 14:18
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It was very good thank you.
Had the lunchtime fixed price menu. 10.95 for two courses.
Chicken livers on toast for starters with stuff (?) and steak frites
for the main in my case and a gallon or so of Malbec between us.
Delightful waitress as well.

Found a great little boozer not far from the railway station in a
dump of a declining industrial area which had a group of grumpy
old men in there whose main aim in life was to take the pi$$ out of each other. Not had so much fun and laughs in ages.
The Lord Nelson was the pub in question.
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