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Why am I so special,to,the forum?

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 20:44

Noggins; an interesting word. I ended up some years ago running a small building site. My method for doing this is to hire people I have come across before on sites who seem to know what they are doing. One of the chaps I hired to replace a wall rotted with damp was a tiny chap from Lancashire, who demolished this (non-supporting) wall and then said 'Shall I put in me noggins?' I said 'Hang on a minute' and dashed out to a phone box (before the era of mobiles) and rang an engineer friend and said 'What the hell are noggins?'

Apparently they are the cross members in a stud wall.

Latest book.

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 20:39

The film has had rave reviews, think I'll wait for that

Why am I so special,to,the forum?

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 20:36

Yes, FG, flanges are great; especially strawberry

new or old

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 20:05

Alan, how can Norfolk be dull when both Dove and I live there?

unidentified veg

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 20:01

Could it be Hamburg Parsley, do the leaves smell of Parsley if you crush them?


Posted: 16/10/2014 at 19:56

I've certainly worked on building sites where you can almost see the horses tied up outside

Why am I so special,to,the forum?

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 19:54

pansyface, 'gromet' is another useful word whose meaning I'm not sure of. As in 'ooo arrr, that'll need some gromets that will'

My favourite one is when I was painting murals in the Caribbean for a hotel, the owners asked me to brief the carpenter on some mirror frames. He was a very dignified local man, old enough to be my father. I described what was needed in terms of wooden mouldings to go round these mirrors. He thought for a minute and then said 'You'll need some rabbits'. For once in my life I was speechless, but being diplomatic I muttered, 'whatever you think is needed'.

Later I realised that rabbit was the local pronunciation of rebate.

solar or not

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 18:49

I believe the ones for electricity don't last very long. The ones for hot water do last.

Moth of the day

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 18:46

Well done Mr. Nut

Slow cookers

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 18:45

Thank you all for your advice.

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Well, I never knew that!

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Info about this 
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Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Phlox mould?

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Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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ngs garden in Peterborough

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Rubbish really 
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