Thank you all once again for all your kind words of wit and wisdom . I've got up this morning with quite a positive attitude towards said neighbour. Today will be an afternoon spent putting a strategy together. My comphrey steeping box with lid was broken when we where building last year, so I'm off to buy another it will be placed near to the fence so if she sits shouting her gob off I'll just open the lid! I'm a gardener I can handle the stench! Its sad to read all your own personal stories of neighbours behaving badley, also refreshing that their are genuine nice people out there too.
Mummy Muddy Paws wrote (see)
When I lived in a council flat as a teenager, my bedroom adjoined the next-door bedroom, and I suffered with the sounds of their music, or even worse, them bumping uglies. One day after they'd finished, a couple of my mates were round, and after listening open-mouthed to the 'oh, yes!' and 'give it to me big boy' (I kid you not!), we gave them a round of appause, cheering, whistling etc. They were never quite as noisy again! The other thing they did was listen to pop music all of the time, I had a couple of classical CD's so used to turn those on full blast when it got a bit too much.
Do you have a lurverly singing voice? I used to be able to empty the pub I worked in at closing time, with the first two minutes of 'bohemian rhapsody'. An unusual talent, but one that came in handy. Maybe you could try learning Welsh, or Urdu, outside, with one of those tape things? I know that would annoy me, if my neighbours did that. Or if you're going to be really evil, wait until their extension is finished, and push fish heads through the air vents (the stink will drive them mad, and they'll never figure out where it's coming from. Failing that, have you got a small boy in the family who has a burning ambtion to learn the trombone? If you think a small child and a recorder is a bad combination, you ain't heard anything till you team a 7 year old boy with a trombone.
Could you get one of those garden mirrors and angle it so the evening sun would be reflected onto their patio area? Water features are a good idea, as are windchimes.
As for a name, I tend to use 'biffa' a lot. Looks like the back of a garbage truck with all the desirability of one.
Don't get mad, get evil!
Ha haa that was class giving the round of applause...
Yes I have the most impressive Les Dawson impression as he did it with a piano, I can worble my vocal cords like you've never heard especially to REM's 'Shiny Happy People'.
Believe this if you will, I have just brought downstairs last weekend my Bongo's. My boys bought them for me one christmas with the intent of getting me to learn a percussion instrument...I'm still in the learning stage! LOL.
Oh I'm all for blocking out her sunshine after an incident a few years ago. she has a massive leylandi in the garden behind her which takes away a lot of their late afternoon sunshine, one year she got a "Tree Surgeon" yes in inverted commas! to top it, she did ask permission to cut off a few over hanging branches off my really old mountain ash! I said it was ok. I came home from work to discover she'd had about a third lopped off my tree I was furious, It had so spoilt its shape, it was a gorgeous specimen.