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    • Glad
    • By Glad 3rd Jan 14, 6:38 PM
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    Money Savers Arms CXXVI - serving beer, wine, soft drinks, tea, coffee - all welcome
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    Money Savers Arms CXXVI - serving beer, wine, soft drinks, tea, coffee - all welcome 3rd Jan 14 at 6:38 PM


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    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 17th Jun 17, 9:28 AM
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    Fruitcake
    Good morning all and one vrum a sun drenched Riviera.

    Nice to see you back moti, sorry to hear you are having MiL troubles. I'm lucky that mine is lovely, but then she was my Aunt for many years before she was my MiL and we had a good relationship before then. Well ... except that she wanted me to take both her girls off her as a job lot.
    I did not take her up on the offer.

    More loft clearing today, and I may make a start on hacking my hedge. I shall endeavour to pop in here for updates on Stork News.

    Take care and chats soonly.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 17th Jun 17, 10:07 AM
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    Monrings all. I'm on me tabby, so apologrises for any miscakes that I didn't ontind.
    Moti (I likes Fruity's name for you - Rosie, so unless you tells oi otherwisely, I shall refer to you as 'Rosie') . Did I miss 'ee? Well I misses all me pals 'cos I don't have none lately. I should tell you that to me, gardening is sinusimus with 'bare minimum', so oi don't think that I be the man for the job. Also, seein' as me moluscular cleaning lady went awol, I was forced to scrub me own kitchen floor. Think oi'll try it agin, found many interesting things down there - now I nose why Bobby likes sniffin' around.

    Fruity - I gets on with the outlaws greatly too. Seeing as wifey is tied up with the inmates in her skool, I gets to go away on me own term time like if I wants to. I has a great time normally.

    Well I doned my shopping via bus, took home and unpacked and now I just had my medical rations with food & coffee in Wuthering Heights. Laterer I intends to formulate some kind of vegetarian curry, but would like to inform you alls that I am still on my wagon for the foreseeable.

    Well, that's all my faffing for now, will pop by later I hopes.
    Signed Sleazy
    The Last Of The Lounge Lizards
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 17th Jun 17, 11:02 AM
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    We are bothly taking a well earned break from loft clearing and I am having a small bottle of bier sans alcool. I kid you not, that's what it says on the bottle.
    For a non alacamafrolic beer it isn't too bad. A friend of mine brungs the back for me from Belgium when she wisits her dochter.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 17th Jun 17, 12:15 PM
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    Afternoonings all
    You all seem very cheerful today, well apart from Moti with a little MIL irk.
    I was hoping to cross the road and take a walk along the beach today, but now the other twin has this virus.

    We are all on tenderhookings waiting for news from LUN.

    Sleazy well done for your abstinence from alcoholy.
    Sleazy cat your little Bobby will keep an eye on you. Gosh I nearly typed an extra O instead of a B - I need more tea.

    Laterers
    Money, money, money
    Must be funny
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 17th Jun 17, 1:58 PM
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    Fruitcake
    I'm starting to tire now.

    I shall do just a bit more after a break ad then stop for the day.

    Our Sky box is now playing up. Yesterday we could still access recorded stuff even though the dish signal is blocked by scaffolding, but today we can't access the box at all.

    Oh well, we shall have to watch Dr Foreman and the Rugby live.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
    • The Last Username
    • By The Last Username 17th Jun 17, 3:28 PM
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    Still no noos!

    I has beed shopping for strawberries, plus Sunday dindins - fancied pork so a nice bit of loin wiv cracklin' ready for Nanny tomorrow.

    Tips, the photo of strawbs looks kinda nice but I prefers mine just wiv extra fick cream if pawsibubbles. Though they does also go very nice wiv goosegogs in pies/tarts AND they makes a scrummy bread'n'butter pud if ya use brown bread.

    Wots the bettin' that as dinner is cookin' .....................

    Fruity, your Sky box needs threatenining with a length of that toobing. Strangely our box was susceptible to interference & blinking too - but that changed when we went Freesat & got a Humax box a foo years ago. IIRC we had to re-set it about once every 2 or 3 months, just turn it off & leave it a few mins before re-booting it.
    I'm wondering how big your loft is ................... as ours here would take about ten minutes to clear!
    Because there's nuffink in it - it is easy to get round but the in Sue lay shun is way above the beams, so you can't see where to walk or put stuff without risking collapsed ceilings. The only bit is the walkway to the water header tanks & they is that well lagged that it's impossible to tell what they are if you don't already know.


    Sleazy, there is no way could I do our shopping by bus.
    And not only because there's only two buses a week here!


    Moti, if deliveries are like OUR postman makes it'll arrive clad in shorts and left behind wheelie bins with a red-trimmed card shoved through the door even if someone's home!


    It's been a real scorcher here - now I is orf into the garden again wiv more ickle lights plus sum birdy-spoiling bits.
    Laters all.
    "I'm not afraid of dying. I just don't want to be there when it happens."
    Spike Milligan
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 17th Jun 17, 3:49 PM
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    I got all excited when I saw a post from you LUN.
    I keep telling you it will be a Wednesday.
    Extra thick spooning cream is exactly what I use.
    I have roast beef for tomorrow with yorkies and thick gravity.

    Fruity I am glad you have had enough, I really don't want to read that you have been overdoing things.

    Sleazy using a tabby today -the problem is getting it back in the box.


    I have been mooching today. The beach is full of kiddies with all manner of inflated things.
    I walked back home through woodland walk and got bombarded with pine cones.
    I felt like chiken licken thinking a piece sky had fallen on me.

    Laterers
    Money, money, money
    Must be funny
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 17th Jun 17, 3:53 PM
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    Fruitcake
    Oh LUN, still no noows.

    Our loft is simply an A shaped hole the length and width of the house with roofs and floor. No obstructions, no Matilda Tank, nuffink apart from a couple of aerials, except all the stuff on the floor collected over the last 35 years.
    One of the first jobs I did when I bought the place was to make the loft hatch much biggerer, with corresponding sized hole of course, and put in a decent sectional loft ladder.
    Next I covered the central section which is over 3m wide with flooring grade chipboard then covered the rest with the panels from two old kitchens.

    At one time I had two motoring bicycles up there. Now it is half full of MFTE's stuff as he doesnae have room to store it at his place. It will be subjected to a serious culling on Monday as he is coming tomozz for daddy's day.

    I've just put the small rocking horse made in the sixties in my workshop for later restoration, but the big horse will have to stay until one or both kids has room for theirs.

    There currently be hairy planes without a-cause of a nearby hairday. Sumpink big is up making big noises at the mo, but there are too many houses in the way to see it.
    Last edited by Fruitcake; 17-06-2017 at 4:06 PM.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 17th Jun 17, 5:20 PM
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    Okey dokey I now have some pics of my artwork.
    When shall I post them?
    I paint in two different styles Pre-Raphaelite style and portraits of bygone idols - Elvis and Marilyn Monroe. Photos are not the same as seeing for real.
    But they do sell.
    I will await your commands.
    Money, money, money
    Must be funny
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 17th Jun 17, 6:41 PM
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    Fruitcake
    Okey dokey I now have some pics of my artwork.
    When shall I post them?
    I paint in two different styles Pre-Raphaelite style and portraits of bygone idols - Elvis and Marilyn Monroe. Photos are not the same as seeing for real.
    But they do sell.
    I will await your commands.
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats

    Two choices really. Start a thread and post a link here, or just post them here.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 17th Jun 17, 7:20 PM
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    This is my only remaining Marilyn the others are all sold. Paint splashes on the canvas from emulsion is why I can't sell it.
    Money, money, money
    Must be funny
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 17th Jun 17, 7:33 PM
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    Fruitcake
    That's really good. I can paint a wall or a ceiling. I can also draw ... money from a hole in the wall.

    An artiste though, I aint. I am a craftsman though.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 17th Jun 17, 7:40 PM
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    Yes, you are Fruity and very clever at that.
    I will post another tomorrow. I don't want to overdo things. But you may prefer my other style.
    Dr Who for you tonight - I remembered.
    Money, money, money
    Must be funny
    • The Last Username
    • By The Last Username 17th Jun 17, 7:44 PM
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    The Last Username
    I too doesn't mind your photo's here Tips - and espeshully if they's like that one.

    I have tried art & painting but like Fruity, it ain't my forte.
    It ain't even my single.


    Just one question.
    WHO emulsioned your artwork?
    Ah, okay two questions.

    The next being - have you considered adding further emulsion splashes and going for a bit of a Jackson Pollock mash-up?


    Fruity, I seem to remember sometime before your mention of a motorbike in your loft.

    Not meaning to put doubt in your mind (coz ours is a damp house; always was though I have improved that to some degree) but I had our loft floored before the addition of more in Sue lay shun. Like you, old wardrobe panels utilised in less-used areas. But damp was such a problem we got condensation on the underside and mould growth in the loft, so the flooring was all removed (and subsequently much ventilation added). So now, no storing of bits in our loft.


    Well, DD says she's getting "twinges".
    I'm thinking it's more to do with how warm it is than any desire to say "Hello world" - but like I said, I fully expect an early-hours phone call.
    Soon, I hope.
    "I'm not afraid of dying. I just don't want to be there when it happens."
    Spike Milligan
    • motivated
    • By motivated 17th Jun 17, 7:46 PM
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    Miss Tipsy I am impressed. That's very good indeedy. Will look forward to seeing more of your talents.

    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 17th Jun 17, 7:57 PM
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    LUN it was hubby doing the splashing - he didn't think to take it down.
    No, I will paint over some day - no more splashes.

    Moti - loving the gif.
    Money, money, money
    Must be funny
    • motivated
    • By motivated 17th Jun 17, 7:59 PM
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    Ok ok if we're sharing our masterpieces I didn't want to be left out. This is my moany leesa Not a patch on yours though. I couldn't have drawn even this if I tried

    Sorry Tipsy couldn't resist.
    Last edited by motivated; 17-06-2017 at 8:56 PM.
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 17th Jun 17, 8:22 PM
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    Ladies, I'm impressed with both your talents. I can only paint walls. Hope to see more examples from you both.

    Fruity - Thugby Argy Bargy is on now, in case you didn't know.

    Later Folks
    Signed Sleazy
    The Last Of The Lounge Lizards
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 17th Jun 17, 9:06 PM
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    Fruitcake
    Yes, you are Fruity and very clever at that.
    I will post another tomorrow. I don't want to overdo things. But you may prefer my other style.
    Dr Who for you tonight - I remembered.
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats
    I think a Tips painting per day would be much better than all in one go. Keep the crowd wanting more.

    LUN, there is plenty of ventilititation in our lofticles and never a damp moment as a result.

    Sleazy, my pacemaker has been set to "England playing rugby" mode for a while.

    Tips, I never thought I would say this but I am going off Dr Foreman. The plot lines are a bit weak and as for the lighting tonight, even with the blinds drawn we could hardly see what was going on. Twas disappointing.

    Moti, that painting is ... still better than I could do.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 17th Jun 17, 9:18 PM
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    Yes, Fruity that is exactly what I planned.
    The banter is far more important.

    Moti - that really made me laugh. You are so suited to this thread.

    Mr Sleazy I keeps a missing yous - now I will have to make up for it.

    I will catch up with LUN on the morrow.
    Wine time now.
    Have a lovely evening all and I will be back tomoz.
    Money, money, money
    Must be funny
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