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Mundane facts about your day...

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

  1. Glam

    Glam Mad Cat Woman

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    31yrs ago today I started on my journey at St.Georges. It hasn't always been plain sailing, and there's been a lot of times I've questioned my sanity as to why I'm still there. I'm still trying to work that 1 out.
    I suppose I do love the place, after a fashion.
    I'll let you know how I really feel in another 31yrs.
     
  2. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    We sat in the pool, which was ready just as the thunder started, much to minimes disgust.... Bliss.
     
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  3. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    You'll be an inmate if you have to do another 31years....
     
  4. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    This day a year ago I passed my theory test, just 26 years later than most people!
     
  5. Lucy

    Lucy Well-Known Forumite

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    I played 2 rounds of golf today. Why did it have to be so hot?
     
  6. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Has a nice cycle ride round the loch this morning followed by a picnic lunch. Went to the local supermarket and butcher this afternoon as the fridge and freezer are nearly empty after seriously misjudging how often we'd be eating in, which was a bit of an adventure... Fortunately there is no wine shortage as we did not misjudge that.
     
  7. Glam

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    I've tried me hardest! They just don't want give me a bed!
     
  8. The Hawk

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    Switch the air con on.
     
  9. Cue

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    Regarding results... it’s basically irrelevant long-term anyway

    GCSEs are meaningless once you go to college, and once you go to uni your college results are meaningless.

    If you don’t go to college, your apprenticeship is worth far more than your GCSEs (especially when they’d be during a pandemic... everyone is going to remember 2020), and if you don’t go to uni once you’ve finished college then your first job will contribute far more than your college results during a pandemic.

    Source: I’ve been through the education system in the last decade. Haven’t seen a single GCSE or college result on CVs that I’ve been taking in for a job posting we’ve got up right now.


    Regarding the heat... AC was the best investment I made into our home. I can actually sleep at night. Next house is getting it top to bottom hands down.
     
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  10. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    Im a mere mortal, can't afford a noiseless fan, or even a second noisy one, never mind ac....
     
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  11. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    About 35 years ago, I rescued an old fan, like this, from the skip.
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    A little bit of work to get it going again and cleaning the matt black finish off the blades was well rewarded.

    I presume the matt black finish was thirty years of fag smoke.

    It's remarkable efficient and fairly quiet on the lower speed, which is quite adequate.

    It does need to be placed 'out of the way', as you could fit a child's head through the gaps in the 'guard'. I wonder if this is part of the quietness, far fewer eddies being generated..?
     
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    Possibly why ceiling fans are better. No guards required. (However, I have learned from experience that testing a drone inside with a ceiling fan going can have fairly startling results ... :eek: )

    :P
     
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    I think ours just makes noise & moves the hit air around the room. I can fall asleep to it, but have to turn it off if I wake up as I can't put up with the noise.
     
  14. Cue

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    Yeah it’s not the cheapest thing in the world. £1300ish I think for a high-wall split that’s a wee bit overspecced, we managed it for about £850 by doing the pipe run ourselves though.

    Have always wondered if we could have done the whole house for the bedroom AC cost plus what we paid for a new (and moved) boiler though...
     
  15. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    The winds got up a bit, the carer has been outside (dirty smoker) and says they're lightning to the south too... Bit of a rumble going on as well.
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Sorry, are you talking about Davey boy again?
     
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    Looking at the lightning tracker does look you might be in for some heavy artillery fire ... :gonk:
     
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    Here we go again!!!
     
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    We've had about half an hour of constant thunder in Woodseaves and I mean constant rumbling and grumbling with the odd real crack. No silence for even a second. Rain is currently torrential.
    Never known thunder like it.
     
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  20. Glam

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    Of course............
     
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