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    • COOLTRIKERCHICK
    • By COOLTRIKERCHICK 23rd Feb 12, 9:35 PM
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    Daydream thread continues.....
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    • 23rd Feb 12, 9:35 PM
    Daydream thread continues..... 23rd Feb 12 at 9:35 PM
    ok the daydream thread got past the 10;000 posts, sooooooooo we have now got a new thread.

    When i started the thread nearly 3 years ago, i honestly didnt think it would have lasted this long, i thought i might have been the only mad one.

    but we have become a nice little community on the daydream challenge thread.

    some of us still dreaming, some of use have got the dream ( or a nightmare, depending on how you look at it).

    here is a link to the original thread

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=1544047
    daydream fund total ..........not enough....lol...
    PAD ....SO FAR £349.07 (24-3-14)
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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 5th Dec 12, 11:32 AM
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    Does Pete know he has a fan club?

    Beautiful fencing. We'll never afford more than a top rail I think. But we will alsop run an electric line off the top of ours.
    Originally posted by lostinrates
    No, he hasn't an inkling, which is probably a Good Thing, as he's not the sort of person who'd seek publicity.

    He's a 'do it all' farmer, and as such, an endangered species. Not many left who keep the 3 main four leggeds, grow their own feed and do forestry & fencing part-time. Oh, and he's trained in agri mechanics too.

    We only have 3 rails down the side of our plot, where we see it a lot.
    “Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.” Chinese proverb.
    • rozeepozee
    • By rozeepozee 5th Dec 12, 11:37 AM
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    Yes, it's from the neighbour's caravan advert.

    The neighbour's house was up for sale some years ago. When it first hit the market, the extent of their garden land wasn't clear, so I was briefly interested. I'm not sure that it ever sold.

    It was only when I looked at your place aerially that I worked out that you were 'next door neighbours' to the caravan house.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    The static caravan neighbour's house is on the market ?again if it's the one you meant. I think they have an acre back garden

    Beautiful fencing, Dave! I think we have "a Pete" type, the guy who put our fence up. He's a lovely bloke, a local farmer and contractor, and gets the job done at a reasonable price. Very busy, mind.
    Last edited by rozeepozee; 05-12-2012 at 12:44 PM.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 5th Dec 12, 11:48 AM
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    The static caravan neighbour's house is on the market ?again if it's the one you meant. I think they have an acre back garden
    Beautiful fencing, Dave! I think we have "a Pete" type, the guy who put our fence up. He's a lovely bloke, a local farmer and contractor, and gets the job done at a reasonable price. Very busy, mind.
    Originally posted by rozeepozee
    A wee bit less than an acre, I'd say, and a large chunk is pond.
    Surely, if it was a great bargain, it would have sold by now?

    I haven't quoted the link because you may want to remove it later. After years of not saying where anything is, Phillip Ling now supplies a map, which also shows pretty much where you are!

    The Petes of this world will always be busy.
    “Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.” Chinese proverb.
  • Itismehonest
    No, he hasn't an inkling, which is probably a Good Thing, as he's not the sort of person who'd seek publicity.

    He's a 'do it all' farmer, and as such, an endangered species. Not many left who keep the 3 main four leggeds, grow their own feed and do forestry & fencing part-time. Oh, and he's trained in agri mechanics too.

    We only have 3 rails down the side of our plot, where we see it a lot.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    The 'do it all' is pretty normal with smaller family farms, Dave. It has to be. It's one thing living in a beautiful area but ask any one of them & they'll tell you that you can't live off a beautiful view.

    Around here they double as fencers, agricultural contractors, postmen, mechanics, bottled water producers, caterers &, of course, the old farmer's wife pin money job - holiday providers.

    Keeping a family on the proceeds of a few hundred acres can be a precarious business which depends on the whims of weather, disease & market prices. Better to have another "steady" income to fall back on if necessary.

    Pete's done a good job there. How come you've used full rounds & not halves? I'm guessing they came cheap?
    • alfie 1
    • By alfie 1 5th Dec 12, 12:03 PM
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    alfie 1
    hi all

    this is not my week ! still probs with bayer !

    my fuel is not coming today but now friday.... they have 2 drivers down and are working flat out..[one fell over on rubbish left by a customer beside her tank and fractured his leg.. ]

    i have cracked a tooth which i found when i slurped my HOT cuppa this morning...

    i have an airport run this afternoon so hope to get dentist app tomorow...no hot tea for me ...

    mabel decided to go for a walk.. up the road.. i think someone had gone into paddock and RAN out taking fence with them !!?? a bucket of goodies coaxed her back....SLOWLY !
    cars were passing with drivers laughing thier heads off...

    anyway, it can only get better ??

    CTC. at this rate im not gonna make friday but WILL get the shelving to you asap..

    so peeps, hows your week?? gotta be better than mine

    the guy that did our new horse fencing is great as well. straight as an arrow and he did a hell of a lot ! ruby demolished the old in places, doesnt know her own strength [but showed how they were just hanging in there....]

    anyway..i am freezing here . and desperate for a cuppa so am looking for a straw ...
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 5th Dec 12, 12:04 PM
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    In other news, citizens of Torrington, fed up with the publicity and attention Verity has generated for Ilfracombe, have commissioned their own sculpture, Taddiport Tiffany.



    Powered by a cleverly hidden solar panel in her skull, Tiffany has a sensor which detects body heat and interacts with any human (or badger) who comes within 5 metres.

    So far, she only says, "Does my bum look big in bronze?" but it is hoped that Lottery funding will soon enable her to be equipped with a more sophisticated repertoire chip.

    Can't you just tell I'm very bored, sitting in here doing Christmas letters on a lovely (cold) morning?
    “Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.” Chinese proverb.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 5th Dec 12, 12:06 PM
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    Pete's done a good job there. How come you've used full rounds & not halves? I'm guessing they came cheap?
    Originally posted by Itismehonest
    They are halves. Optical illusion?
    “Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.” Chinese proverb.
  • Itismehonest
    Whilst on your news search did you see this one, Dave?
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-20608628



  • Itismehonest
    They are halves. Optical illusion?
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Sorry. Yep, must be the angle. I thought it was very strange (to say nothing of less secure) to use full rounds.
  • Itismehonest
    hi all

    this is not my week ! still probs with bayer !

    my fuel is not coming today but now friday.... they have 2 drivers down and are working flat out..[one fell over on rubbish left by a customer beside her tank and fractured his leg.. ]

    i have cracked a tooth which i found when i slurped my HOT cuppa this morning...

    i have an airport run this afternoon so hope to get dentist app tomorow...no hot tea for me ...

    mabel decided to go for a walk.. up the road.. i think someone had gone into paddock and RAN out taking fence with them !!?? a bucket of goodies coaxed her back....SLOWLY !
    cars were passing with drivers laughing thier heads off...

    anyway, it can only get better ??

    CTC. at this rate im not gonna make friday but WILL get the shelving to you asap..

    so peeps, hows your week?? gotta be better than mine

    the guy that did our new horse fencing is great as well. straight as an arrow and he did a hell of a lot ! ruby demolished the old in places, doesnt know her own strength [but showed how they were just hanging in there....]

    anyway..i am freezing here . and desperate for a cuppa so am looking for a straw ...
    Originally posted by alfie 1
    Oh
    Can't you collect some fuel, alfie? As per an earlier discussion.

    My week ....... as per normal. Haven't even been outside since last Wednesday.

    Had quite a few hailstorms yesterday - some laid rather like snow for a while. Today is brighter but there may be some snow flurries ....... or so they say.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 5th Dec 12, 12:42 PM
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    Whilst on your news search did you see this one, Dave?
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-20608628



    Originally posted by Itismehonest
    No, but I remember the dinosaur and was sorry to see him go.

    You'll notice that we are bang up to date with our metric measures around these parts.
    “Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.” Chinese proverb.
    • COOLTRIKERCHICK
    • By COOLTRIKERCHICK 5th Dec 12, 12:45 PM
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    A wee bit less than an acre, I'd say, and a large chunk is pond.
    Surely, if it was a great bargain, it would have sold by now?

    I haven't quoted the link because you may want to remove it later. After years of not saying where anything is, Phillip Ling now supplies a map, which also shows pretty much where you are!

    The Petes of this world will always be busy.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    I was going to say this too, think its best Rozee to remove the link
    daydream fund total ..........not enough....lol...
    PAD ....SO FAR £349.07 (24-3-14)
    • rozeepozee
    • By rozeepozee 5th Dec 12, 12:46 PM
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    rozeepozee
    hi all

    this is not my week ! still probs with bayer !

    my fuel is not coming today but now friday.... they have 2 drivers down and are working flat out..[one fell over on rubbish left by a customer beside her tank and fractured his leg.. ]

    i have cracked a tooth which i found when i slurped my HOT cuppa this morning...

    i have an airport run this afternoon so hope to get dentist app tomorow...no hot tea for me ...

    mabel decided to go for a walk.. up the road.. i think someone had gone into paddock and RAN out taking fence with them !!?? a bucket of goodies coaxed her back....SLOWLY !
    cars were passing with drivers laughing thier heads off...

    anyway, it can only get better ??

    CTC. at this rate im not gonna make friday but WILL get the shelving to you asap..

    so peeps, hows your week?? gotta be better than mine

    the guy that did our new horse fencing is great as well. straight as an arrow and he did a hell of a lot ! ruby demolished the old in places, doesnt know her own strength [but showed how they were just hanging in there....]

    anyway..i am freezing here . and desperate for a cuppa so am looking for a straw ...
    Originally posted by alfie 1
    Oh, I'm sorry, Alf. I hate to laugh at misfortune,but you make it sound hilarious!

    That sculpture looks very happy, Dave
    • rozeepozee
    • By rozeepozee 5th Dec 12, 12:49 PM
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    I was going to say this too, think its best Rozee to remove the link
    Originally posted by COOLTRIKERCHICK
    Wrth cwrs. 'Tis no longer...
  • Itismehonest
    No, but I remember the dinosaur and was sorry to see him go.

    You'll notice that we are bang up to date with our metric measures around these parts.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Have they stopped using yards in other parts of the country then? I think my last trip outside of the county was in 2010 & I can't say I noticed one way or another.
    • rozeepozee
    • By rozeepozee 5th Dec 12, 1:19 PM
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    Have they stopped using yards in other parts of the country then? I think my last trip outside of the county was in 2010 & I can't say I noticed one way or another.
    Originally posted by Itismehonest
    MY OH gets a bit confused by the bilingual signs and finds it hard to find his way about LOL! He thinks they should put the English first. Which as you can imagine would go down a bomb with my Nash friends
    • RAS
    • By RAS 5th Dec 12, 1:21 PM
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    Whilst on your news search did you see this one, Dave?
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-20608628


    Originally posted by Itismehonest
    I wonder what this Council would make of a sign in local village during the scarecrow festival?

    The lollypop had been covered with golden fabric to form a halo, the small sign extended with a stout stick and wreathed in sacking gathered at the "waist" with an old leather belt. Cannot remember if there was a head?

    The theme was pop songs and it raised a lot of laughs as well a wry smiles of appreciation for utility and simplicity.
    Last edited by RAS; 05-12-2012 at 6:22 PM.
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  • rhiwfield
    Goodness, you've been busy posting this morning!

    Tiffany looks very lissome, for a bronze sculpture

    Busy morning for us, with DS1 at station for 0715, followed by a trip to a cartographer and map comparisons with 17thC originals. Looks like we are the proud, if temporary, owners of 4 x 17th Century maps . If only condition were better, but I'll take originality over condition most days.

    Got back to find 2 cheques in the post, so its turning out ok so far this week
  • Itismehonest
    Congrats, rhiwie!
    It sounds like you're having alfie's good luck for the week as well as your own.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 5th Dec 12, 3:03 PM
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    Tiffany looks very lissome, for a bronze sculpture
    Originally posted by rhiwfield
    Actually, now I look properly, I think she may be copper-bottomed.

    I rather liked her devil-may-care pose, compared with Verity's rather stern appearance.

    It certainly pays to keep active around here. Let the grass grow under your feet and you might end up like Torrington's other sculpture babe, Tonya, who suffered much the same fate as the 'Lady from Leeds' of limerick fame. A warning to us all, I think.

    “Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.” Chinese proverb.
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