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What I Did This Weekend - In Pictures!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by That-Crazy-Rat-Lady, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    I got roped into tarting up a clock for a bloke in the pub - "It's not running reliably now, it wants a look at, but we've had it for a good while" - yeah, turns out it was made in February 1926.

    Running niceley now and we'll refit it to his wall shortly.

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    And I managed to defeat a few 'security' screws to get inside and replace the lead on this nice plugboard that I got at the boot sale - it originally had a Euro plug socket on it for some odd reason and that was too good to chop off.

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    Kava - a drink produced from the root of a shrub. One of the traditional means of production was by women chewing the root and spitting it into a bowl, nowadays more usually by grinding the root. Extracted with water. Non-alcoholic but definitely psychoactive.
     
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    In Peru the Incas had a 'beer', chicha, that was similarly begun by chewing and spitting corn into the mash tub - in this instance to bring the sugars out of the not naturally 'sweet' corn by breaking the starches down into sugars with the enzymes in saliva.

    This is one of the many reasons why i love people so much - they love getting off their faces, and will endeavour to do so no matter what.

    We're great, and we shouldn't lose sight of that.
     
  4. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    'They' are listening to you, this has just appeared on the BBC.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/business-49436907
     
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    I have good memories of the South Pacific (apart from French nuclear tests which I was taking warnings for on the way from Panama to Kiwi.)

    At Fiji we called in at Suva to pick up the stevedore crowd and a pilot. Then sailed around to Lautoka to load which took several days. I know we enjoyed it !! ... despite the time blanks in my memory brought on by strange substances. :heyhey:
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Babycham can do that to you, I'm told.
     
  7. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Pictures of what I did with my weekend pictures!

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    Now I'm working from home frequently I decided the office needed a spruce up. These are all taken by me, and all in the last 12 months other than one (and it's a place I've visited in the last 12 months anyway). A nice reminder of things I've done and how far I've come :)
     
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    Wot no Superbikes or cider?
     
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    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    There's actually lots missing, these are just my favourite 20. Kos, Malta and Belgium alsi didn't make it, nor some Welsh weekends and several hikes in the peaks.

    It's been a good year :)
     
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  10. Gramaisc

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    So, in case Lorenzo actually turns up tomorrow, I ran over the lawns, dug in all the seedlings that sprang up from the shreddings that went in last month and scattered today's lawn clippings.

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    I also cleaned up, waxed and polished a nice fender that was in the Hospice Warehouse.

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    When I bought the DeWalt cordless jigsaw the other week, the chap also had a cordless SDS drill, but somebody else got that. Looking up the details later revealed that it was one that , unusually, also included a 'hammer only' setting, not that common on cordless ones. So, I kept a look out on eBay and a nice one turned up.

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    After a bit of a tart-up, I used it to install a couple of adjustable shelving stanchions to make more efficient use of the space behind the shed door.

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    I liberated the uprights from @djwellis's drive a few weeks ago. The second pair will go below the first ones later, to make better use of the 'dead space'.
     
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    I purchased the dewalt combi drill driver the other day , came with 2 4 amp batteries so will be looking for some more dewalt stuff to use those batteries with soon.
     
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    Three shelves installed, with infrequently needed and seasonal items stowed, releasing more accessible storage for alternative uses.

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    Good one. Cos any more of these 'shed' and 'tool' pictures and I was going to put up a pix of my new 'extra thick washer.' :o:teef:
     
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    Is that a special laundry machine for the hard of thinking?


    At last, I have finally plumbed in @Carole's butt - no more pumping water around...

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    I like to place the tap away from the possibility of being struck by those passing by.

    I managed to save a lot of what was in it in its previous location and move that with the aid of an old wheelie bin.

    It should fill up overnight, by the look of the rain radar...
     
  17. Glam

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    What did I do this weekend?.... I worked.
    No photos, no-one wants see a tatty fatty in her nurses top, covered in God knows what, and that's even with wearing my ppe.
     
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    Ditto, although no nurses top...
     
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    And I promise to keep my shoes n socks on, be no birds flying over Stafford if I took them off outside!
     
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    I see, I see, I get the picture. Playground rules eh ? :eek:

    Mess with me … mess with (three of) my extra thick washers. :heyhey:

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