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

  1. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    I remember being in the Paper House once, when two American teenaged girls came in, wanting to purchase a mailing tube, having been sent there from the (old) Post Office. Nobody had the slightest idea what they were saying. It sounded like somebody trying to cut a galvanised sheet with a circular saw. Initially, it wasn't even clear that it was a form of English.
     
  2. Sir BoD

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    It's probably this place.
    https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@-42....4!1snrfPl3bCzf1L1csC1hMDwg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
     
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    Ended up in The Radford Bank this evening with my parents. It's been 9 years since i was last in there and it's changed a lot. Somehow though I still managed to sit in a bloody draft. Does anyone else find it drafty in there or was it my own personal draft and no one else feels it?
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    I avoid the place like the plague.
     
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  5. Withnail

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    Without getting carried away in revisiting the whole drama, what i should have rather emphasised was that if you do suspect it is the result of a dodgy appendix, one would seriously advise at least some sort of consultation about the expediency of removing it.

    Even if it were at the extreme end of cautiousness, the consequences of letting the fecker burst on you are actually extreme enough to warrant such caution.

    Seriously, dude, if it pops it will HURT.
     
  6. staffordjas

    staffordjas Well-Known Forumite

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    Having a rant :mad: ...

    Decided to stop being Mrs nice guy/ A mug !!!... sick of parcel people knocking on my door to take other peoples parcels in when they can't be bothered to make sure they are in , or in and can't be arsed to open their doors. Then most times it's me who has to go round knocking several times to get them to open their door to have the parcel off me. (One even said "can you hang onto it until tomorrow as it's a birthday present" :mad: )

    When I order the rare parcel, I stay in glued to the window until it arrives so as not to miss it.

    So..... Just had a knock at the door "Can you take this parcel in for a neighbour?"
    Me "They are in , their car's there " .
    Parcel person " I know , but they aren't opening the door"
    Found it hard not to be Mrs nice guy but decided sod it, enoughs enough!

    (And that includes taking my neighbours bins back down , for years I've done it as she's at work when they are emptied. The only 2 times I've got back home after her , including yesterday, she has taken hers down and left mine at the top. :(

    So it's look after myself and family from now on and sod everyone else!

    Feel better now.....Rant over....:)
     
  7. peggy

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    Today I got round to resetting my password!
     
  8. BobClay

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    Changing passwords. It is a pain in the arse isn't it ? … but it has to be done regularly, now more than ever. :|
     
  9. joshua

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    Has anyone got a flat bed truck and a crane that I can borrow?

    Yours for nothing! RAF Marham jet being given away
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    But the Victor bomber that stands sentinel by the entrance to the west Norfolk base will soon be moving on.

    Following a number of surveys it has been found that the plane needs extensive restoration work which the base cannot afford.

    A spokesman for RAF Marham said: "Following recent structural integrity surveys it has been discovered that the Victor Gate Guardian at RAF Marham is suffering from structural weaknesses and would require urgent rectification work to prevent it breaking apart.

    "The costs associated with the repairs are well beyond the financial provision allocated to Gate Guardian maintenance so the difficult decision has been made to offer the Victor to anyone that may wish to remove the aircraft and take on its restoration."

    [​IMG]The Victor jet outside RAF Marham has been offered up for free. Picture: Ian Burt
    The Victor was the last V-bomber to be used by the RAF and was part of the country's airborne nuclear deterrent.

    The planes were used from the late 1940s to 1969 when the nuclear deterrence effort was passed to the Royal Navy. Many of the planes were converted to aerial refuelling tankers and supported bombers through the Falklands War.

    Marham said if the plane was not claimed then it would be broken down.

    [​IMG]The Victor jet outside RAF Marham has been offered up for free. Picture: RAF Marham. Picture: Ian Burt
    The spokesman added: "If no-one is able to take this on as a restoration project then unfortunately the aircraft will need to be scrapped.

    "If the aircraft is to be scrapped then RAF Marham plan to keep the tail of the Victor and mount it on a concrete plinth as a dedication to all the personnel that have worked on and flew in the Victor."

    To claim the plane the bidder must be able to prove they have the funds and capability to take on the restoration. They must also remove the plane themselves.

    An event will be held before the jet is removed for people to go and see it.
     
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    That's sad because I like the look of that aircraft.
     
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    Went through sons local forums this morning for something to do, making a note of any recommended electricians/plumbers/handyman/ Fencing companies etc for him to get in touch with straight away if needed in the future.

    One lady was asking for recommendations for a fencing company as the her fences had storm damage. Another lady answered that her dad could do it, as he'd just been out and fixed her own fence. So I made a note of the number provided , along with a few others which popped up.

    Son came back from a 10 hr shift this afternoon to find he had a power cut and his fences down . His phone battery was dying and couldn't charge it with no power so I helped ringing around about fence repairs. Rang the fencing companies but went unanswered as obviously out fixing storm damage. So I phoned this girls dads number. :lol: Dad was kind enough to drive to sons within the hour to take a look. Don't know if he is an actual fencing bloke, but son says seems a decent bloke who seemed to know what he's was talking about and he's coming to replace posts and panels tomorrow ....
    (Other fencing chappies did actually ring me back a few hours later saying they'd had a missed call from me, so got them as back up if needed.....)

    Then the stress of everyone else in his street got power back on except for him..... he checked trip switches as suggested by Western Power. But even electric meter box had no power so they had to investigate..... at least we now know his unused burglar alarm actually works , as it was blaring away after his power was eventually restored ..

    Now enjoying a relaxing well earned cider . :pint:
     
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    Been told I have a ''real northern accent''.

    Had a good old chat to one of the old school this morning, a blacksmiths and timber merchant , who is going to sort sons fence out. Only found him through a random post , by an unknown person answering another unknown persons post on a forum, giving them her dads number. (Hope he doesn't think we actually know his daughter, he put his sunday tea down to come rushing out to sons house to help ... and apparently lives in a village outside Worcester, not nearby as I'd presumed :embarrass: ). Son liked him , and sounds like he knows what he's doing, so hopefully dropped on a good un.

    Could have chatted on the phone for hours , pity we weren't in a good old fashioned bar with a pint and nice big crusty cheese & onion cob. :lol:
     
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    Went out this morning in a lip curling gale and ferocious showers. I noticed some daffodils were out and flapping about in the wind. I suggested to them they'd picked a very bad weekend to pop out of the green, but to tell the truth, I think they were all a bit gormless. Perhaps they'll survive in this effing weather … perhaps not.
    :embarrass:
     
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    Just had a stock up with supplies ready for if we get snowed in.Realised today we'd only got cupboards , fridge and freezer full of boring , non-tempting healthy food. ...my massive fridge (the garage floor ) now restocked with ciders , along with cupboards piled full of 'naughty but nice ' goodies . Bang goes the diet yet again :)
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    5am start from Paris this morning and clear all the way to the tunnel. Back on the Brexit side you'd think WW3 had hit, road carnage, hold ups and wind.

    Finally made London to leave the RV at Olympia in readiness for next week's festivities, then a quick hop, skip and jump to Euston to catch the train up here. Irritating bloke in the carriage shouting into his mobile endlessly until a very large chap loomed over him and suggested he could either stop shouting or eat his phone. Result.

    Taxi home. Urgh.

    Home now to find part of fence has blown down. Noticed we were running low on the essentials (red wind and brie) so got into the car for a trip to Aldi only to find that 'someone' has used the car at some point in the last 9 days and not bothered plugging it in meaning there's only 6 miles of range.

    Then remembered a case of wine I'd never got round to putting in the RV before I set off, so disaster and marital row averted.
     
  16. Thehooperman

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    Just had an email from our mobile workplace co-ordinator asking if anyone is interested in attending a Lone Working workshop.

    Apparently only one person has registered.

    What did she really expect :)
     
  17. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    So you went to France, but failed to bring back either Red wine OR cheese?? What's wrong with you?

    Hope you've been properly decontaminated before stepping back into Blighty? ;)
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Apart from the drive there and back I only ever saw the inside of the exhibition hall or the underground car park. A holiday it was not, sadly.
    If humanity has not been wiped out by then, a holiday in France is planned over Easter though and red wine will very much be on the agenda.
     
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  19. Gramaisc

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    Will they be getting a new company car?

    [​IMG]
     
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    Doesn't seem to have a rifle rack !!! :P
     

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