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Leaking Oak Barrel

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 21:16

The problem with wooden barrels is that when they're empty the wood shrinks - hopefully the wood should swell now that it's wet and the joints should soon tighten up again.  

Not desperately practical in a climate like ours when we can't keep the barrel permanently full 


Posted: 07/07/2014 at 08:35

Double cream will freeze 

Verdun ((hugs)) x a milliion !!!

Right, I'm off .... see you later folks 

Just my luck

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 08:32

Mike, what a nuisance!  But the others are right - you should report it, even if it's just for 'statistics' - it all contributes towards local traffic planning etc if nothing else.

Sometimes you can feel a bit targeted can't you?  My son's had several really horrid/sad things happen to him lately, and then his beloved red Alpha (elderly but cherished and shiny) was hit not once but twice, whilst parked in different car parks. The first one is going through the insurers, although the other party, after admitting liability is now denying it - although how it can be son's fault when the car was stationary and the engine switched off and he has witnesses and photographs I fail to see!  I think she's just scared of her husband.

 The second one was a hit and run, although witnesses saw the van driver get out of the van and repeatedly kick son's car to disengage his wheel arch from the front of son's car and number plate - all details were given to the police but as it happened on private property they said it's not a RTA offence so they're not interested - not even when it turned out that the van driver was uninsured - they said they couldn't prove that he'd driven it on the road - even though there was a witness saying he saw him get back into the van and drive off, and they really weren't interested in proceeding against him for Criminal Damage - too much paperwork!!!  Fortunately son has No Claims Bonus Protection on his insurance, but I bet it will still put premiums up!

Life's not fair - but we know that anyway - otherwise my runner beans would have germinated 


Posted: 07/07/2014 at 08:20

Lily - Clari's OH forgot to book a day off work to celebrate his birthday, so all her plans have had to be shelved 

On the other hand, Clari booked a day off so she has a day of peace and quiet in the garden ............ 

Unknown nasties. Help please

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 08:16

Are those alive?  Are they moving?

Chilli Seed Swap

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 08:14

Clari - what sort of problem are you having with posting pics?  Have you changed your Forum Settings back to Advanced Edit? 

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 07:21



Posted: 07/07/2014 at 07:21

Bekkie, you made my OH's day!!! 


Posted: 07/07/2014 at 07:16

Snoodle - Bekkie really needed coffee this morning 

Chilli Seed Swap

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 07:15


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