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    Petrol shortages? Phoey! We're in N Wales now and...

    Petrol shortages? Phoey! We're in N Wales now and they appear to have managed without petrol stations for decades!
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    We're heading for N Wales on Sunday Morning....

    We're heading for N Wales on Sunday Morning. Could be interesting.
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    Shocking (sorry), isn't it? We've just had a...

    Shocking (sorry), isn't it? We've just had a smart meter installed and it's telling us we've used a whole 64p worth of energy before we've even got up!! Belts will need to be tightened.
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    All routine blood tests (incl mine) cancelled due...

    All routine blood tests (incl mine) cancelled due to national shortage of blood bottles. I wonder what could've caused that?
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    You read it here first .......

    You read it here first .......
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    Tbh I'd rather see the remaining wreckage on...

    Tbh I'd rather see the remaining wreckage on display in the museum than a rebuild with a mish-mash of old and new parts. Building a working replica would still be neat though.
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    A bit early to be playing with the chainsaw but a...

    A bit early to be playing with the chainsaw but a really big branch of a Horse Chestnut came down at the Country house/auction centre where I've been volunteering recently so it had to be chopped up....
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    I strongly support what Jay said about chainsaw...

    I strongly support what Jay said about chainsaw training (although our erstwhile friend would disagree, where is he these days?).
    If someone asks me to 'show them how to use it' , I politely...
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    Shouldn't you kill them first?

    Shouldn't you kill them first?
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    I think this story has been blown out of all proportion.
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    I only learned about today through a fb group....

    I only learned about today through a fb group. I'll be asking questions tomorrow though. I think this is why we've shifted our loyalties somewhat to another location.
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    To paraphrase: "who trains the trainers?) An...

    To paraphrase: "who trains the trainers?)

    An 'Education dept' organised den building session at the Wildlife Centre saw a dead hedge and a couple of habitat piles being dismantled to provide...
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    You have to be careful what you burn these days...

    You have to be careful what you burn these days but I think the recycling yards are getting better at dealing with mattresses, and mattress materials are made of more recyclable materials.
    The place...
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    True, but, sadly, not an option with an Argos...

    True, but, sadly, not an option with an Argos delivery.
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    The straps and manacles are on the headboard. We...

    The straps and manacles are on the headboard. We only replaced the mattress.
    Rolling it up (lengthways) is exactly what we did. That meant we could slide it in through the back of the T4 to take it...
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    Just had a new mattress delivered and fitted it...

    Just had a new mattress delivered and fitted it on the bed. Now to figure out how to transport the old one to the tip.
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    The Tern raft is back in the pool (Swan Lake),...

    The Tern raft is back in the pool (Swan Lake), exactly 12 months since we retrieved it from where it got washed away by the floods. ( at the far end of the lake where it remained for some time due to...
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    The one we bought had some charge in it but, when...

    The one we bought had some charge in it but, when I put it on charge, it was some time before the green light came on, so not much. I wanted the other unit for my son for cleaning the jewellery he...
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    Not sure of the comedic value but .. Yesterday...

    Not sure of the comedic value but ..
    Yesterday (late) afternoon, I bought a cordless dremel type thingie from Aldi as they'd reduced the price. That left one more unit for sale.
    Between then and...
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    Tbh, it's so far removed from the TP original,...

    Tbh, it's so far removed from the TP original, it's more like watching an entirely different fantasy story, and reasonably enjoyable for it. A bit like Elementary, fxxx all to to with ACD's Sherlock...
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    Quite enjoyed putting a bit of shape back into the "Twelve Apostles" They look more like Pineapples & 'Judas', the third one along, looks more than a bit sick.
    The second image is supposed to be a...
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    And pigeons. Mind you, I think the gold medal...

    And pigeons.

    Mind you, I think the gold medal for stupidity should go to Canada Geese, BUT STILL THEY THRIVE!
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    Today ( and yesterday) I have mostly been doing...

    Today ( and yesterday) I have mostly been doing ... Topiary!
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    Made an Airfix Victory which actually floated...

    Made an Airfix Victory which actually floated (spark plugs embedded in Copydex inside the hull). After a few years it warped badly due to being in the sun so it got taken to a friend's pond where we...
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    Most hand braces will do the unscrewing job as...

    Most hand braces will do the unscrewing job as well as being useful for drilling things, the only exception being those with a chuck designed to take taper shanked tools.
    Of course, you need a fair...
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