Shrinking Violet

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Strictly is back!

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 22:57

Aha - I perceive a French conspiracy here.  Some major retailers are open so there seems to be no excuse on the Rocher front. 

(Last time I visited France, it seemed that the supermarche du jour was le Clerc.  Made us laugh with the resonance of 'Allo 'Allo.  That was in Britanny, so maybe not nationwide?)

Strictly is back!

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 22:48

Ooh!  Ferret and lentil sounds . . . . . . . . . . . .gross!!!  But like they say, "any port in a storm" - and any crisp on a Strictly night

Strictly is back!

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 22:27

Well RB -at least we all know now that there isn't a new, random crisp flavour out there! 

I think the costumes are much better this year, even if Daisy has stretched your dress out of shape!  They do seem much more appropriate to the dances;  there was a time when they were getting too skimpy for comfort (by which I mean comfort of the dancers). 

I'm with you on the Glitter balls front:  early doors I hope (but expect the great British Public to keep voting for the novelty value.)  Anastacia may very well be in the dance off.  I wouldn't be sorry to see her go - I just can't warm to her, but that's just me. Others will probably like her and her style. 

Who's visiting your bird feeders?

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 21:33

Well, it looks like neither you nor I will be in contention for a Countryfile Calendar next year aym

Strictly is back!

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 20:50

So DD (see what I did there?  relating this to another much-visited thread!) you will have to put Ferrero Rocher at the top of your next shopping list.  Forget the veg/milk/baked beans:  go for what's important in readiness for next week's show!  (Or if you're in to Sunday shopping:  get ready for tomorrow night's results show!) 

Garden fence

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 20:46

Hypercharleyfarley is, I seem to recall, an estate agent with many years' experience (or well versed in all things property/legal).  So that advice is very useful, and probably much more informed than most of us on here.

My only observation is regarding land registry, which can sometimes be a bit vague over exact boundaries etc.  That, however, may be more to do with older properties and/or quirky boundary questions such as I had to investigate in a previous property relating to a ditch and bank boundary.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 20:32

Ore!  I can't believe what I have just watched:  Absolutely fabulous!

Loved Danny and Oti as well:  perhaps the real competition will be between these two.  But others were super as well.  Can you believe how good Lesley Joseph is?  It gives me hope for my autumn days!

Ed Balls will probably get the votes to keep him in - just like Widdi. Sargeant and Russell (grant) before him. 

Overall, another super show.  Lots of good dancing.

  But - Ore!  OMG.

Garden fence

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 17:06

The fence is your property;  the builder cannot damage your property.  He may contest its location; he may also insist, if the deeds confirm his assertion, that you remove it.

When you bought the property, the solicitor who did the conveyancing for you should be able to advise you regarding boundaries.

Stand your ground for the time being, and don't let the builder bully you.  He may be worried about future sales of adjoining properties:  lack of fencing can make a garden seem much larger than it actually is, and future buyers may be deterred by having a visual statement of the actual size.  (I'm guessing here - I have no idea of the builder's true motivation, of course).

Who's visiting your bird feeders?

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 15:31

Truly JC we all take our pleasures variously

Strictly is back!

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 15:28


It took me a while to work out what sweet sand crisps are!  OK, so I know I'm a bit dim, but the penny did drop (eventually).  Enjoy them anyway! 

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