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Posted: 09/07/2016 at 12:37

A roof by its very nature should act as a shelter. Thus it shouldn't leak. Go to citizens advice and see what they can do regarding you claiming against the company.


Posted: 09/07/2016 at 12:33

Hosta: your post just reminded me of a conversation I had with a wedding photographer. The happy couple spend £1,200 for him to record the day.

He sets up a beautiful pose the sun in the perfect position and as he takes the image he sees three camera phones being waved in shot ruining his efforts. Thus happens throughout the day. Some people he never even sees their faces. He watches the "I do" with care and passion yet through his camera sees people fiddling on their phones missing the important moment.

What do they remember of the actual wedding? Do they remember the colours the smiles the way the sun shone on their faces? I rather doubt it.

When I get married I will have a sign that will read "anyone who cares more for their phones than for us is asked to leave now. Anyone who cares more for us please put them away; we've paid a lot of money for the photographer to do the hard work. Enjoy the moment!"

I may also anyone found playing with their phone before the speeches will be made to put enough cash behind the bar to buy a round for ALL the guests.


Posted: 09/07/2016 at 09:56

Do be careful Wonky!!

Well the rain is falling! Glad I cut the lawn yesterday. I wonder if I ought suggest that guests bring water proof tomorrow.

Since the GP services near me are so over strained their last advice was to " try googling your condition and see what treatment suggestions you can find and just play around until something works " I've just ordered some detox tea. It sounds like it will taste awful! Tea here is Yorkshire and a splash of semi skimmed not sixteen herbs and fruit floating in it! Still it's one of many Internet cures on my list.

Still then... anyone for a brew?


Posted: 09/07/2016 at 08:08

Morning all. We're meant to be scrubbing the house today ready for family visiting tomorrow for a BBQ...

... apologies for any thunderstorms and high winds in Yorkshire we'll take the blame for mentioning the idea of a BBQ!

Scam message to Nora

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 22:02

Granma: I have reported this thread to the moderators to get their attention to you quickly.


Posted: 08/07/2016 at 17:00

Afternoon! Well I've lost a day of my time off due to a very exciting project I need to knuckle down on but for now...  let's enjoy the weekend!

Punk: really hoping things get sorted soon :(


Posted: 08/07/2016 at 16:55

Pansy there is no need to be rude. For some who struggle with time, mobility, shocking soil with a tendency to flood, artificial grass may be the very thing that gets them out into the garden!

Peter: I would advise that you contact the supplier of your grass. Not knowing it's chemical composite means I'd not want to risk using anything that would damage it. 


Posted: 08/07/2016 at 07:18

I forgot to post; recently I found two hedgehogs on the road near my house. Despite their pancakes appeared one was definately bigger than the other leading me to worry that these were the two that regularly visited the garden.

Last night Reggie informed the street with his outdoor voice that a hedgehog had returned to the garden. Hurrah!! 


Posted: 08/07/2016 at 07:05

Hazel; I'll second you on the Ikea love. My classroom is slowly filling with useful things from there. 

Back to Hull this morning to collect my riot van (mobile classroom) and then... 

drum roll please 

... Guess whose got a weekend off on an actual weekend!

Cheap alternatives for plant supports

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 19:19

I get creative with farmers twine between canes! You can make some lovely patterns.

Or go simple;

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