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Raining again here too, and the wind is going to rise to gusts of 75km/hr by this evening, shutters closed again.

By the end of the week it’s going to be 23C and sunny, so Meteo says.

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Editing....or rather, lack of.

Two items I've seen in the last couple of days that really get up my nose.

1. I received an email from a well known bookseller. One of the items they were offering was a book titled "Dunkirk to D-Day", subtitled "The men and women of the ROAC". 

How the devil did that get past the editing?

2. On the BBC text this morning, there was a piece about Chelsea possibly being interested in buying Harry Kane from Spurs. But it said that they didn't think that their West London rivals would be willing to sell him to them. When did they move Tottenham to the west?

Strewth!

 

John.

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Currently feels like we skipped summer, and it is autumn again. The rain is good for nature they say, it was too dry till now anyway they say...

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15 minutes ago, Shorty84 said:

Currently feels like we skipped summer, and it is autumn again. The rain is good for nature they say, it was too dry till now anyway they say...

Listening to the radio this morning, June will be wet and July temperatures will be a sweaty 21c!

 

Trevor Ketley

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21 minutes ago, Shorty84 said:

Currently feels like we skipped summer, and it is autumn again. The rain is good for nature they say, it was too dry till now anyway they say...

A few weeks ago farmers were saying they needed rain for the crops now they're saying it's getting to the point of to much and ruining the crops...

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1 hour ago, Max Headroom said:

Listening to the radio this morning, June will be wet and July temperatures will be a sweaty 21c!

Its payback for the incredible spring weather we had last year - and couldn' make the most of :(

 

Cheers

 

Colin

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1 hour ago, lasermonkey said:

Guess who got sunburnt yesterday? 

Not someone living in the UK?

 

Trevor 

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54 minutes ago, Max Headroom said:

Not someone living in the UK?

 

Trevor 

Yeah, I’m in Suffolk at the moment and yesterday’s weather was glorious. Today, not so much.......

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People visiting neighbours, who have room on their driveway or even better yet, there are empty visitor parking bays available - but insist on parking outside your house and not the house they are visiting, creating a massive problem by blocking the view down the road when trying to exit your driveway!

 

We have been fighting this issue for years with one of the previous residents who was running a HMO (House in Multiple Occupation). four bedroom house, with 5 residents who all had a car, and only space for 2 cars. They thankfully moved on, and we thought that this would stop. Nope. The son of the family opposite has got himself a girlfriend who has been staying overnight regularly since March 23rd (despite the covid regulations in place at the time expressly forbidding any domestic overnight stays!). Who has decided that, despite available parking in the area, that she will plonk her large Avensis estate car outside our house. Not only that it's on a blind bend, that you are unable to see what's coming in the opposite direction until you are on the bend, so pulling out and round and her car causes a lot of problems. This was one of the issues we had with the previous owners of the other property, and did cause an accident on one occasion, which I happened to witness. The other problem with her parking the car where she does, it blocks the line of site for us when exiting our driveway, we cannot see any cars coming along the road towards us. Again this is one of the reasons we fought so hard to get the other residents not to park there. Eventually we did get them to see sense and stop parking there. What is making it worse, is that the family concerned, were just as angry about them parking where they did as it was opposite their driveway which caused them problems for reversing out! So talk about being two faced! This evening, they both arrived in both cars (his and hers), she announced her arrival with ear splitting loud music! He just pulled up on to the driveway! Why not just use one car, why two! 

 

Completely cheesed off with the whole situation! At the moment we are back to a situation where they have too many cars for not enough parking - 5 cars, and only 3 parking spaces for the household. They have already taken over one visitors space as their own on a permanent basis. They swap cars over to make sure they always have a car parked in it!

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57 minutes ago, Vince1159 said:

Can't you see if the council or whoever can put a yellow line outside you place if they realized that it was dangerous....

 

Ongoing development, so has not been adopted by the local authority yet, so the roads are the responsibility of the developer. We have no idea of any timescale when the road will become adopted.

(For those BM members not  familiar with the process, when a house builder such as Bovis, or Taylor Wimpey build a housing development, the roads once completed are handed to the local council in a process called "adoption". The council then becomes responsible for upkeep of the common areas. This process can take years. Our road has been completed about 4 or 5, and no sign of being adopted yet. Until then then developer is liable for all upkeep, repairing street lights, cutting grass, repairs etc.)

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Painting a 1/72 figure at the modelling bench last night, had figure in a holder to make it easier. 

Figure drops from the holder whilst painting  it, and on my large (approx 2 square metre area) workbench scored a hole in one in to the one and only  open can of humbrol paint.............!

 

It was a case of me saying Oh dear.......................................Or words to that effect! 

Also learnt new skill, fishing with tweezers!

Selwyn

(slightly paint stained)

 

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13 hours ago, Ratch said:

@Selwyn put your figures on cocktail sticks to paint them :smartass:

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OMG! I bet that brought tears to their eyes!

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Nice to see that Aunty Beeb still gets it priorities right on the news. Couple of days ago, big long (and often repeated) story about the Friends reunion. Conversely, not a mention about the person in the States who shot 7 or 8 former co workers before turning the gun on himself. It would be interesting to know how decisions are made as to what's newsworthy and what's not.

 

John.

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3 hours ago, Bullbasket said:

It would be interesting to know how decisions are made as to what's newsworthy and what's not.

Talking of which yesterday they interviewd someone that was going to attempt to swim from Drakes Island,do you know if he succeded i haven't heard a thing since....

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2 hours ago, Vince1159 said:

Talking of which yesterday they interviewd someone that was going to attempt to swim from Drakes Island,do you know if he succeded i haven't heard a thing since....

I take it that you are referring to the Royal Marine who was going to swim across Plymouth Sound. He completed it, even though he'd lost both legs and one arm in an explosion in Afghanistan. He was accompanied by Sharon Davies and MP Johnny Mercer amongst others. The man is a legend.

 

John. 

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Just now, Vince1159 said:

Thanks John i knew he was ex-forces but couldn't remember,he is a legend....

Apparently, he's not done yet. I think I heard one of his team say that he intends to do a bike marathon. Something in excess of 100 miles.

 

John.

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