1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome to Stafford Forum. Please or sign-up and start posting!

Mundane facts about your day...

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Jonah, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. joshua

    joshua Well-Known Forumite

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2009
    Messages:
    2,737
    Likes Received:
    1,381
  2. Cue

    Cue Well-Known Forumite

    Joined:
    May 4, 2016
    Messages:
    1,389
    Likes Received:
    701
    Stacks, for instance, is a Ghost for Frankie & Benny’s. As is Bird Box I think? They also have their own entry and “Vegan by Frankie & Benny’s”

    Stafford Gourmet is Butter Knife, though they don’t hide that fact
     
    joshua likes this.
  3. Lucy

    Lucy Well-Known Forumite

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2008
    Messages:
    3,185
    Likes Received:
    1,965
    I walked to the pub today. A 17.7 mile round trip...
     
    Carole, proactive, BobClay and 4 others like this.
  4. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

    Joined:
    May 25, 2008
    Messages:
    45,811
    Likes Received:
    18,202
    7 miles there, 10.7 miles on the way back...
     
  5. Lucy

    Lucy Well-Known Forumite

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2008
    Messages:
    3,185
    Likes Received:
    1,965
    Well it was 12 miles there. Could have made it a 10 miler if we hadn't gone the long way this morning!

    Screenshot_20200203_180604_com.garmin.android.apps.connectmobile.jpg
     
  6. Thehooperman

    Thehooperman Well-Known Forumite

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2009
    Messages:
    2,630
    Likes Received:
    2,977
    Are the numbers on the map your beer count?
     
    staffordjas and Gramaisc like this.
  7. staffordjas

    staffordjas Well-Known Forumite

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2008
    Messages:
    6,098
    Likes Received:
    3,060
    Think I've identified one of the culprits who keeps breaking down my little fences under my bushes around the border of my garden/driveway and leaving tyres marks over the garden.... :mad:
    Just happened to be doing some gardening , and walked out through my garage just as she had driven into my driveway in order to reverse into a neighbours driveway. Was just about to come crashing through one of the bushes with the front end of the big ugly white thing she was trying to reverse, when she saw me . So instead , with the bumper just touching the bush, commenced on her smaller 20 or so attempts to reverse into the massive gap of her relatives driveway . :ohno:
     
    Gramaisc likes this.
  8. stoofer34

    stoofer34 Well-Known Forumite

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2009
    Messages:
    1,738
    Likes Received:
    916
    stinger.jpg You need a "Stinger" in the bushes No argument then!

    S
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2020
  9. BobClay

    BobClay Well-Known Forumite

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2016
    Messages:
    2,497
    Likes Received:
    3,073
    Power just come on having been off all day due to supply line work. I'm all electric, so no power … nothing except the mobile. Went to Bude and walked the town including the beach. As you can see the weather was good, although that strong north-westerly wind is cold … it would peel the hide of an armadillo. :eek:
    There were some impressive big rollers coming in, but not a surfer in sight (bloody pansies.) Ignore the seagull, he kept in front of me all the way I walked the beach … a total poser determined to get on the internet.

    Still no power on return so went down the pub and used their WIFI, and did some pints. Upon returning still no power, but I had remembered to empty the freezer (only a small one) and leave it off for de-icing. Probably just as well as it's not been done for a while (I found a frozen mammoth at the back of it … maybe I should do it more regularly.):P

    Still some ice in the trays and with due respect to the environment I forced myself to used it in a couple of gin and tonics … it was a sacrifice … but I decided to make it. :roll:

    Jeez are we ever screwed by the lack of electricity … :embarrass:

    BudeBeach.jpg
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2020
    staffordjas likes this.
  10. Lucy

    Lucy Well-Known Forumite

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2008
    Messages:
    3,185
    Likes Received:
    1,965
    Today I've come to a brewery. We didn't walk this time...
     
  11. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2012
    Messages:
    8,412
    Likes Received:
    4,115
    So, it's not even 4pm & you've managed to fit in several pints AND a couple of G & T's? I need to up my game...
     
    staffordjas and BobClay like this.
  12. BobClay

    BobClay Well-Known Forumite

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2016
    Messages:
    2,497
    Likes Received:
    3,073
    There was no electricity !!! ….. (that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.) :teef::pint:
     
    staffordjas and littleme like this.
  13. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2010
    Messages:
    14,250
    Likes Received:
    8,767
    Second night of staring at the walls of an underground car park in Paris. It's grim here and not likely to get any better until Monday when we make our escape.

    All to look forward to again later this month in London as well.

    As they say over here, 'du pain, du vin, du Boursin and sod the pain and the Boursin'...
     
    staffordjas and Mikinton like this.
  14. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2012
    Messages:
    8,412
    Likes Received:
    4,115
    Made a Meat & potato pie for tea, it was scrummy, no one tell Mr Littleme that it also has lots of veg in - or he would never eat it.

    No long pig in it yet, despite @Gramaisc 's suggestions....
     
    Gadget, Carole, staffordjas and 3 others like this.
  15. staffordjas

    staffordjas Well-Known Forumite

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2008
    Messages:
    6,098
    Likes Received:
    3,060
    Thought of that..... well, piece of wood with nails in...then thought of the local cats and birds being found inpaled detered me.... (Plus , many years ago, when my parents put barbed wire on their 6 foot fence which bordered an alleyway to deter the intruders who kept constantly climbing over, they were warned by the cops to take it down as if intruders got hurt, my parents would get done for injuring them!)
     
  16. staffordjas

    staffordjas Well-Known Forumite

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2008
    Messages:
    6,098
    Likes Received:
    3,060
    Watched a 'Motorway cops in New Zealand ' programme we'd recorded. Seeing a fantastic bridge over a stretch of water, I suggested that would be the ideal solution for a bypass over Stafford..... next commentary on the programme , the police driving over the bridge radioed in "We are just passing Stafford" :lol:
     
    BobClay likes this.
  17. BobClay

    BobClay Well-Known Forumite

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2016
    Messages:
    2,497
    Likes Received:
    3,073
    Was that up near Auckland ? New Zealand is an incredible country, it's the only country I ever visited where I'd be prepared to live if not the UK. It's got just about everything … :)
     
    staffordjas likes this.
  18. staffordjas

    staffordjas Well-Known Forumite

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2008
    Messages:
    6,098
    Likes Received:
    3,060
    I don't know where it was, as only started taking attention when seeing the fantastic road bridge, and then hearing " Stafford"

    A few years ago I helped tourists from New Zealand find car hire and accommodation,in Stafford and Great Haywood ,as part of their Haywood's to Manchester canal cruise. When the lady rang me to meet up at Shugborough whilst here, I found it so difficult to understand her. She wrote perfect English, but pronounced it so differently.
     
  19. MilleD

    MilleD Well-Known Forumite

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2018
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    36
    Rocks. Rocks is what you need. About bumper height would do.
     
    Noah, staffordjas and Gramaisc like this.
  20. BobClay

    BobClay Well-Known Forumite

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2016
    Messages:
    2,497
    Likes Received:
    3,073
    Kiwi's tend to pronounce 'e' as 'I.' Famously if you ask them the time at 0950 they'll reply: "Tin to tin." :)
     
    Sir BoD, staffordjas and Gramaisc like this.

Share This Page