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Mundane facts about your day...

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

  1. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    For those who might have been a bit concerned about the state of @Carole's butt, I can report that I have just had a quick peep at it and, after having had quite a rough night of it, it is back to full capacity now.
     
  2. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Well I can only hope you behaved as some of the other tourists do and enjoyed the fresh air of the Chase by chain smoking on your walk and picnic and not giving a damn where you threw your cigarette butts.
     
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  3. Carole

    Carole Well-Known Forumite

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    That annoys me too.
    We sat very quietly away from other people and totally observed the countryside code.

    Take nothing but photographs, leave nothing behind but footprints and kill nothing but time.
     
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    You are allowed to take memories as well.
     
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    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    Water seems to be off in most of Stafford, Severn Trent text saying there is an incident in the area...


    Hi, it's Severn Trent. We are really sorry to bother you, we just wanted to let you know we've identified an issue in your area which may be impacting your water supply at the moment. Our engineers are on the way and we are working really hard to resolve this. We will send you further updates as soon as we can. We'll also make sure there are regular updates on www.stwater.co.uk Reply STOP to opt out of updates about this incident.

    14.20 Severn Trent say...

    Hi, it's Severn Trent. Our engineers are in your area and have identified an issue that needs fixing. We may need to isolate the water in your area for a short period of time whilst we carry out the repair. We're really sorry about this. We aim to have this fixed by 6PM. You can find further updates at www.stwater.co.uk. Reply STOP to opt out of further updates on this incident.
     
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    staffordjas Well-Known Forumite

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    Sorry to hear that @littleme :hug:
     
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  8. Carole

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    For some reason I’ve never made guacamole before but decided to give it a go today.

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  9. Carole

    Carole Well-Known Forumite

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    Not really mundane but we (our village) did this.
    We’ve always had a village drop off point to donate things for the food bank but after lockdown quite a few people in the village were self isolating and hadn’t been near a shop. Those that were venturing out were nipping in and out and perhaps not taking the time to shop for others.
    So we (people in the village) donated cash instead and then our lady church warden contacted the food bank to ask what they needed.
    She then bought loads of things from Aldi and B&M.

    Our financial contribution bought 1000 meals, in total 600kg of food.
    We’re only a small village of 100 or so houses and I think this is a wonderful achievement.

    This is just some of the food donated.
    There were also meat pies, stewing steak, tinned fruit, puddings. Too many photos to include.

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    That's fantastic @Carole

    6 months ago there was lots of people out there that thought food banks were an easy meal for the lazy unemployed.
    Times have indeed changed , it just a shame it needed a pandemic for food banks to be looked at how they should have been.

    Great work.
     
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    People still think like that.
    People who think expensive haircuts, and designer clothes are important but won’t drop a few tins in to those less fortunate.
     
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    Just been handed a bar of choccy the size of a small coffee table from next door for cutting the hedge and moving the lawn .

    I was only helping out but a nice thought all the same :)

    Not sharing , will have it later when everyone's gone to bed :strange:
     
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    If I don't get some, ... I'm going to blab you out ... !! :heyhey:
     
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    before and after pics later ;)
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Doesn't seem like much compensation for such a big job. Cheapskates!
     
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    That seems only reasonable.

    There's a lot of work involved in moving a lawn.

     
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    after i finished moving it , i unfolded and ironed it after too ;)

    ..... i was gonna share the choccy but i wont now ! :twisted:
     
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    Husband made his first ever cake.

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    This afternoon we went out into the street and had drinks with the neighbours. Everyone liked the VE Day party so much it was decided have a repeat performance. No bunting this time though & a few people from neighbouring streets turned up as well. Full social distancing observed.
     
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    Emailed my MP.
     
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