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So...Re-booted Two!

Posted: 25/11/2016 at 17:19

I remember Runnybeak explaining a goodly while back (there was a thread where we explained our names) that she can have a 'tendency to drip' from time to time 

A couple of my friends went to Bretton Hall - Steve did sculpture and Alex did contemporary dance - both spoke highly of the college and the countryside around it. 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 25/11/2016 at 17:13

So will mine Fidget - I usually keep a stock of tinned custard in the pantry to make Rhubarb & Custard Cake at the drop of a hat ............... but I can go there and the custard has disappeared 

Loose brick

Posted: 25/11/2016 at 17:11

Nut   I know the steps you mean 

The face of the brick is absolutely smooth, and so is the surface of the mortar and it's still firmly attached to the second brick.  I'll get some at the weekend. 

So...Re-booted Two!

Posted: 25/11/2016 at 16:54
Muddle-Up says:

Wonder what sort of underwear a 'certain type of man' would wear, ...

 Think they probably  'go commando' MU  

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 25/11/2016 at 16:35

Oh Fidget - sorry to hear he's sore, but not surprised.  Hope it heals quickly and that physio, if needed, is as good as the treatment  I had. 

I'm sure my OH would feel that trifle is medicinal - hopefully yours does too 


Posted: 25/11/2016 at 16:31

Those look like prunus leaves to me - possibly a flowering cherry.  

Loose brick

Posted: 25/11/2016 at 16:21

Oh, just spotted Nut's post - it may be simpler to try that in the short term at least - Cheers Nut 

Loose brick

Posted: 25/11/2016 at 16:19

That's what I thought you'd say  (my ex was a builder)  - oh well ... there's a job for the next fine weekend. 

Cheers Peter 

Loose brick

Posted: 25/11/2016 at 15:50

I noticed today that the end brick on the top of the wall by our driveway has come loose. 

Any suggestions for a quick and simple solution please?

So...Re-booted Two!

Posted: 25/11/2016 at 15:33

At one time we had a house full of 19 year old girls next door - lovely lasses who occasionally popped round for a cup of sugar or advice about a recipe.  

One morning one of them hammered on our door - she was wearing just her jimjams  - she had the front room downstairs as her bedroom, and apparently the spindle of the door knob between her door and the rest of the house had broken and the other girls were locked in (they'd lost their key to the back alleyway leading from the back door)  

OH went round with screwdrivers etc and after a bit of DIY he managed to liberate four girls who were locked upstairs (the house had a downstairs bathroom!!!).  They were all very grateful ... just as well I was chaperoning 

Life in student land was never dull - there were the two grown up PhD students who were both petrified of spiders and ran down the street in their dressing gowns and hammered on our door for my OH to go and capture a spider that was in one of the bedrooms.  I went with him (well, they were in their dressing gowns and a man on his own can be vulnerable to allegations)  

I watched OH search for what seemed like hours - in the end he pretended that he'd caught it in a plastic cup and liberated it in the garden.  They were very relieved and we went home and opened a bottle of wine!  

Several days later they were banging on our door again - you wouldn't believe it, but there was another big spider in the same room ............. fortunately this time it had stayed put and OH was able to catch and remove it.  

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