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    Pedantic Pig Divemouse's Avatar
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    With a rucksack?
    Definitely don't doubt Dawn - not if you value your life

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickpicks View Post
    It could have been carried there by a migratory bird - a swallow perhaps.
    African or European swallow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Divemouse View Post
    Gardening weirdness: I planted various beans in piles of tyres last year, including the giant white beans that you get in Tapas - I was dubious they'd survive, as they're mostly grown in places like Cyprus. Not only did they grow well, but I've just found a stash of pods in a mouse nest with perfect dried beans inside and the plants have left overwintering tubers which are beginning to shoot again!

    I also found a new conker tree in the ground under the wood store, coming from a full size fresh conker. The nearest tree is half a mile away as the very fit crow flies. I guess it has to be a rook, no squirrel is going to bother going that far. The walnut tree that appeared a couple of years back remains a mystery - no trees in the nearest 3 villages AFAIK.
    I have found broken hazel nut shells in my garden. No idea where the nearest tree is. Could have come from a supermarket though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steelemonkey View Post
    I have found broken hazel nut shells in my garden. No idea where the nearest tree is. Could have come from a supermarket though.
    Effing grey squirrels.
    "...are we human, or are we diver?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noggin the Nog View Post
    Effing grey squirrels.
    None in Sainsburys yesterday. (There were ostrich steaks though)
    We give 350m a week to the EU. Let's give it to Dido Harding instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelemonkey View Post
    I have found broken hazel nut shells in my garden. No idea where the nearest tree is. Could have come from a supermarket though.
    We threw the remains of our Christmas nuts out for the squirrels (we have 5 including an albino). How far are you from the south East?
    The artiste formerly known as Spacehopper

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    Today, I got to watch some of the 'staff' doing a boat safety refresher course (for want of a better word), with a rowing boat, in the staff car park, at least 100m from any water.
    Not that long ago, they did a ladder competency for volunteers, where nobody went up a ladder.
    "...are we human, or are we diver?"

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    When we had this house built 7 years ago, we specified the make and model of all the internal door handles. The understairs cupboard door is just a push to close / pull to open affair so the builder fitted a small knob. Mrs H asked me a couple of years ago to fit one of our spare handles so it matched everything else in the house. Which I did. Ten minutes ago she gave me another spare handle and said "this is the handle that I want fitting to that cupboard." "Which cupboard, this one here?". Oh..... Two years she's been using that cupboard with that handle on it.
    Tsk...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noggin the Nog View Post
    Today, I got to watch some of the 'staff' doing a boat safety refresher course (for want of a better word), with a rowing boat, in the staff car park, at least 100m from any water.
    Not that long ago, they did a ladder competency for volunteers, where nobody went up a ladder.
    When I did a short stint as a yard foreman with a scaffolding company, I had to do a training course on how to use a saw. Not a chainsaw, not a power saw, but a bog standard hand held rip saw! I still have the certificate somewhere.
    Paul.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steelemonkey View Post
    When I did a short stint as a yard foreman with a scaffolding company, I had to do a training course on how to use a saw. Not a chainsaw, not a power saw, but a bog standard hand held rip saw! I still have the certificate somewhere.
    It is quite possible that an employee injured whilst arsing about would have sued on the basis they had not been trained to use the tool. To stop such nonsense the company introduce a training system. One of my staff got a fair pay out from my insurers as he had "not been trained" to use a weigh scale.

    Most of the urban myths about health and safety are actually the bullshit from insurance claims. It is (I believe) worse in the US.
    We give 350m a week to the EU. Let's give it to Dido Harding instead.


 

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