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post-hols ennui continues, may seek out full english to console me, or an m&s mince pie
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  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 9,260
    Morning, Sg that’s made me feel hungry full English,but I will have to make do with granola and banana, cooler here this morning but dry
    Have a good day
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,235
    Morning, At work, currently chasing tail resetting stuff that doesnt like been left unset. Suspect will also be chasing idiots later. May run later if it's dry ish.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 19,406
    Nice walk with hounds now off to offices far away, we’ll too far to make the start of parents evening
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 45,342
    tlw1 said:

    Nice walk with hounds now off to offices far away, we’ll too far to make the start of parents evening

    Sounds like you planned that well :)

    On the train again. May have to organise a Liverpool trip later once my two get up and get their acts together.
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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 19,406
    Stevo_666 said:

    tlw1 said:

    Nice walk with hounds now off to offices far away, we’ll too far to make the start of parents evening

    Sounds like you planned that well :)

    On the train again. May have to organise a Liverpool trip later once my two get up and get their acts together.
    Honestly didn’t

    Re Liverpool - I suggest make it a weekend, but stay in a village on the way back.........
  • Morning. My eldest also going through the applying to Uni thing, got a couple of offers so now has to decide on top two. And the small matter of getting right grades....
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,044
    Morning, rather damp out more so when I opened the car door an kindly it sploshed water on my feet, I'm assuming the door drain ports are blocked so that should be fun.
    Anyway driven in need to go to other places later which will be easier to drive to.
    Dog walked/swam in the woods/marshland/collection of ponds. Plenty of flood warnings an the back road to civilisation is back under water. More forecast so theres a slim risk of being cut off but heres hoping!
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 45,342
    tlw1 said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    tlw1 said:

    Nice walk with hounds now off to offices far away, we’ll too far to make the start of parents evening

    Sounds like you planned that well :)

    On the train again. May have to organise a Liverpool trip later once my two get up and get their acts together.
    Honestly didn’t

    Re Liverpool - I suggest make it a weekend, but stay in a village on the way back.........
    They're trying to make it a day trip on the train but if we end up driving I'll just sit in the car with the engine running - have heard enough about the locals being faster removing wheels than an F1 pit crew.
    Whippet
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    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 8,247
    You could try to fix it for May and fit in watching Chelski get whupped at Anfield.

    Electrician in chez moi fixing couple of irritating faults beyond my capability. Failed low voltage LEDs in shower tiles soon to be replaced and working again; rated IP67, should not have cracked and failed so quickly. When someone knows how to do something properly...happy days.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 41,520
    tlw1 said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    tlw1 said:

    Nice walk with hounds now off to offices far away, we’ll too far to make the start of parents evening

    Sounds like you planned that well :)

    On the train again. May have to organise a Liverpool trip later once my two get up and get their acts together.
    Honestly didn’t

    Re Liverpool - I suggest make it a weekend, but stay in a village on the way back.........
    Probably a good idea and don't wear a Chelsea scarf, take strifey's car and don your diy clothes.

    Me doing chores me.

    What game reserve did you frequent SG? How's the wildlife, greenery, water supplies?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,227
    Day of unplanned other works. Fired up chainsaw sharpener for the little brush cutter, then cut back a bunch of trees overhanging gutters. This is to stop possums practising the Can Can on the roof at 1am, and also stop their sh!t ending up in my water supply. :# 🤮

    Cleaned up shed benches, which were less than tidy.




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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 45,342
    orraloon said:

    You could try to fix it for May and fit in watching Chelski get whupped at Anfield.

    Electrician in chez moi fixing couple of irritating faults beyond my capability. Failed low voltage LEDs in shower tiles soon to be replaced and working again; rated IP67, should not have cracked and failed so quickly. When someone knows how to do something properly...happy days.

    Looks like we're going up end of next month. Maybe time to invest in a shell suit and some locking wheel nuts?
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    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,044
    Stevo_666 said:

    orraloon said:

    You could try to fix it for May and fit in watching Chelski get whupped at Anfield.

    Electrician in chez moi fixing couple of irritating faults beyond my capability. Failed low voltage LEDs in shower tiles soon to be replaced and working again; rated IP67, should not have cracked and failed so quickly. When someone knows how to do something properly...happy days.

    Looks like we're going up end of next month. Maybe time to invest in a shell suit and some locking wheel nuts?
    Keep some VCR's handy to lob out the window if someone shifty comes over, it will distract them
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 24,060 Lives Here
    Afternoon folks,
    Another day of fun and frolics here. Got the old dear's motor MOT'd at least. Obviously it was fine and dry as I had to drive in. Still car shopping for the female child, maybe I'm being too picky but there are some right dogs out there.
    Ordered new bike shed for the front garden so the Mini can be laid up in the garage, should get it by the end of the month if all goes well.
    All our university visits are done thankfully, might have to go on a second visit to first choice to decide a few things. Thankfully it's only Sussex.
    step83 said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    orraloon said:

    You could try to fix it for May and fit in watching Chelski get whupped at Anfield.

    Electrician in chez moi fixing couple of irritating faults beyond my capability. Failed low voltage LEDs in shower tiles soon to be replaced and working again; rated IP67, should not have cracked and failed so quickly. When someone knows how to do something properly...happy days.

    Looks like we're going up end of next month. Maybe time to invest in a shell suit and some locking wheel nuts?
    Keep some VCR's handy to lob out the window if someone shifty comes over, it will distract them
    Stevo doesn't have long enough hair to pull off a wet-look perm unfortunately.
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 8,247
    Stevo_666 said:

    Maybe time to invest in a shell suit and some locking wheel nuts?

    'Kin locking wheelnuts. Had those on my truck. Until one night pitch black busy country road get a flat front tyre. Have to drive it for a bit to get to a pub carpark. Tyre therefore banjaxed. No worries, have the knowledge; barsteward wheelnut would not budge. Called out my brother to bring some serious leverage, nope. Had to abandon the vehicle and get it recovered to a garage where they had to cut the damn thing off. Other 3 nuts got binned pronto.

    Sparky been and gone, all jobs done, big tick to have those irritants disappeared.
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,044

    Afternoon folks,
    Another day of fun and frolics here. Got the old dear's motor MOT'd at least. Obviously it was fine and dry as I had to drive in. Still car shopping for the female child, maybe I'm being too picky but there are some right dogs out there.
    Ordered new bike shed for the front garden so the Mini can be laid up in the garage, should get it by the end of the month if all goes well.
    All our university visits are done thankfully, might have to go on a second visit to first choice to decide a few things. Thankfully it's only Sussex.

    step83 said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    orraloon said:

    You could try to fix it for May and fit in watching Chelski get whupped at Anfield.

    Electrician in chez moi fixing couple of irritating faults beyond my capability. Failed low voltage LEDs in shower tiles soon to be replaced and working again; rated IP67, should not have cracked and failed so quickly. When someone knows how to do something properly...happy days.

    Looks like we're going up end of next month. Maybe time to invest in a shell suit and some locking wheel nuts?
    Keep some VCR's handy to lob out the window if someone shifty comes over, it will distract them
    Stevo doesn't have long enough hair to pull off a wet-look perm unfortunately.
    He can do what the cool kids do now, just put a hoodie on an hide his fac.

    Being picky is needed these days some questionable cars out there.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,515
    pinno said:

    ...
    What game reserve did you frequent SG? How's the wildlife, greenery, water supplies?

    started at lake victoria for some local exploring, wildlife rescue centre, kampala (crowded, exhaust fumes, etc.), trip to jinja for boating to source of the nile (there's a gift shop there)

    then up north in a 4x4 many hours, once well out of kampala it gets increasingly lush and picturesque

    stopped at ziwa sanctuary where they have 'wild' rhinos breeding to rebuild the population, went trekking with a ranger to see some, it was amazing how close we were able to approach them, 4-5m from mother and baby rhino, really a privilege, plenty of birds and other things there too, deer, warthogs

    then many more hours into murchison falls national park, stayed at an 'eco lodge', very private, only solar power, no tv etc. bliss, mesh 'walls' and a grass roof with fireflies, right on the edge of the nile, have to get escorted after dark to go in/out of your lodge as the hippos come out then, you hear them squelching around you in the dark

    more 4x4-ing for game drive in the park, lions, heffalumps, various deer, buffalo, giraffes, umpteen monkeys, hippos, crocs, birds etc.

    took a boat up to the base of the falls then got off and climbed the trail up the cliffs to the top, extremely scenic and no fencing or health&safety to stop you getting stupidly close to raging death

    the only real blot on things is that for some insane reason (exchange of $$$ i assume) the chinese are driving a full-on paved highway through the national park, together with a bridge crossing the nile, this replaces a single lane unpaved track, there's also talk of damming the falls, which just beggars belief

    construction brings employment to the locals, but ffs why rape the national park? tens of km of trees being felled, pollution, splitting animal populations and blocking their trails, and animals are going to get killed in large numbers by speeding vehicles

    great place to visit, the ugandan people are lovely, in retrospect needed much longer, hope to return and take more time
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,693
    Smashing write up SG. Not my thing, but a shame to hear that even national parks are being despoiled.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 41,520
    hopkinb said:

    Smashing write up SG. Not my thing, but a shame to hear that even national parks are being despoiled.

    In Kenya, the Chinese bought the last of the Chula Hills jungle. There was a mere 40 sq miles of it left. (I have a picture of me swinging on a vine off the top of our Toyota Landcruiser in that jungle).
    This was in return for some investment. They cleared all of the remaining jungle for the hardwoods.

    The problem with the Chinese is that they are answerable to nobody.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/baby-elephants-zimbabwe-sold-china-captivity-zoo-wildlife-drought-a9170886.html
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
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