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    • COOLTRIKERCHICK
    • By COOLTRIKERCHICK 4th Oct 14, 10:37 AM
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    Daydream fund challenge part 4
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    • 4th Oct 14, 10:37 AM
    Daydream fund challenge part 4 4th Oct 14 at 10:37 AM
    back in march 2009. this thread started, as I had daydreamed of having a smallholding for far too many years than I can remember.. since then, we are now on our 4th new thread.. and have a nice bunch of mse'rs who are at various stages of their dream... even if you ream is to have a plot of land, or a house with a nice garden.. join in, all are welcome..


    here are the links to the other 3 threads
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=1544047&highlight=daydream
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    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=4651793&highlight=daydream
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    • alfie 1
    • By alfie 1 22nd Sep 16, 9:52 PM
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    this is the rescue pair.... now with LIR




    • DaftyDuck
    • By DaftyDuck 22nd Sep 16, 10:33 PM
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    Warm feeling... Might. Just. Leak...
    • alfie 1
    • By alfie 1 23rd Sep 16, 9:44 PM
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    Warm feeling... Might. Just. Leak...
    Originally posted by DaftyDuck


    does that mean... like, you've had an "accident" ...
    • alfie 1
    • By alfie 1 23rd Sep 16, 9:58 PM
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    bit more relaxing day today.... took mum to IOW to see my sister [her birthday yesterday. we went to ventnor and had a lovely family lunch, sat looking out by the beach at what looked mediteranean !!
    I got sunburn !! on my face
    it really was a lovely start where the ferry crossing was like a mill pond .. sun was amazing [it was 8-45 am ]
    came back at tea time . still hot...


    I intend to relax this weekend and not go near,look at or respond to anyone or anything that appears lost, injured or forlorn !!


    I looked out to field next door to me [the one we want] and ANOTHER pony has appeared ! I thought one of our mini's had got in there... but no its thier Shetland ...so looks like their in for the duration and we wont be able to turn jim jam out before he has to go back to his owner... shame cos he could do with that last grassy nosh to beef him up for the winter... whats the betting she moves her hoss's the day after jim jam goes
    I know its their field but hes getting a bl**dy agri grant for that field yet has never used it before we asked to !


    anyway.... chill Alfie ...
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 23rd Sep 16, 11:24 PM
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    does that mean... like, you've had an "accident" ...
    Originally posted by alfie 1
    That's why I usually lay off the nowadays, or I'm up & down all night, like a fart in a colander.....

    I can abstain easily, although slavery to the demon drink ran in the family on my Mum's side, and I maintained the tradition in my youth.

    One New Year I drank 10 pints and several vodkas, just to prove I could...but I don't know where it all fitted. After all, in those days, I was slim slimmer

    No news on conservatory. I sent a grumpy email asking them to email back exactly what info they want from us and why, so they rang, twice, and we weren't in.

    We were in the orchard, pruning the biggest plum tree, which has only just finished fruiting. I also completed concreting-in the new fence posts, ready for the gales, whenever they arrive. Had another bonfire too.

    Horse Woman should be home tomorrow. She's agreed to have a carer visit several times a day, but whether she did that just to escape hospital.......we shall see!
    'Opportunity is missed by most people, because it's usually dressed in overalls and looks like work.' Thomas Edison.
    • alfie 1
    • By alfie 1 24th Sep 16, 10:37 AM
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    dave.... you are like a human Filofax ! you appear to have a very long mental list in your bonce that you work through !!


    sounds like you should hire yourself out as a "how to and what not to do " to get the attention of workmen and what to do when you DONT get the attention of workmen !!


    what is it with companies that winge their struggling yet cant help potential customers...


    I must admit generally round here the smaller guys are the hardest working.. the bigger companies tend to be less personal in their work ethics shall we say....


    gorgeous sunny day here again today
    • COOLTRIKERCHICK
    • By COOLTRIKERCHICK 24th Sep 16, 11:28 AM
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    Morning all.

    Well it's started again. Someone has phoned rspca swing there were 2 skinny pink sheep at the bottom of the lane (where we live) any agri complaints the rspca tell the local animal health department. So he calked out this week and thought the complaint was ment to say pigs. Showed him out pigs which are on view to everyone who passes. Unless it's a sow with a litter. Which we have at the moment.which he saved about how nice they are. Which is a great compmiement as he used to show pigs. And still breeds them.

    The annoying thing is whoever has reported us is wasting time and money of the rspca and the local authority animal health.

    We now think it's someone who doesn't walk the lane. If even from here.
    Just wish whoever it is for the bloody balls to say to put face what the actual problem they got with us. Or our pigs..


    Right rant over with lol... going to have a nice cuppa
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    • alfie 1
    • By alfie 1 24th Sep 16, 9:42 PM
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    so why, when im saying im gonna chill out this weekend ,have I said yes to looking after 3 dogs for the duration ???...........


    I love it really. my sofa is peppered with "bodies"
    • greenbee
    • By greenbee 24th Sep 16, 10:27 PM
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    CTC - can't believe the RSPCA act on a call from someone who doesn't know the difference between a 'skinny pink sheep' (I didn't know they came in pink...) and a pig. They should be checking up on the person who filed the report and testing them with flash cards...
    • alfie 1
    • By alfie 1 24th Sep 16, 11:08 PM
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    CTC - can't believe the RSPCA act on a call from someone who doesn't know the difference between a 'skinny pink sheep' (I didn't know they came in pink...) and a pig. They should be checking up on the person who filed the report and testing them with flash cards...
    Originally posted by greenbee


    ive seen CTC's pigwigs and they are so well looked after ! if you could see ctc's other half playing/talking/fussing them youde laugh your sox off ;-)


    it really makes me cross that someone is targeting them... again !
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 25th Sep 16, 1:05 AM
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    dave.... you are like a human Filofax ! you appear to have a very long mental list in your bonce that you work through !!
    Originally posted by alfie 1
    I don't think I'm unusual. Anyone who has land probably has a list of things to be done and a general idea about the order to do them.

    But it can change.....like today, I knew rain was on the way, so the sprayer came out, followed by the mowers. Now it's been peeing down for a few hours, so mowing and yesterday's bonfire become irrelevant and we switch to vine weevil check-ups.

    As for the conservatory bloke, he sent through some stuff today, which wasn't right, but it was more right than wrong, so we're moving in the right direction. I had what they call "a full and frank discussion" with him, where he admitted they don't have the CAD software to produce the sort of drawings I'd expect.....so I have to live with that. At least he tried to meet me 1/2 way and I think we'll have it sorted by Monday.

    We all know CTC's pigwigs have a great life. If some saddo keeps reporting targeted nonsense to the RSPCA, it eventually becomes a police matter, as I'm sure using 3rd parties via false claims is harrassment.

    Of course they might be a few sandwiches short of a picnic too, like the person who kept sending false leads to funeral directors, care homes and estate agents in the name of my Outlaws. They ignored it rather than kick-off and give the person a buzz. It soon stopped.

    Went to look at granite today, to see if we might have a fireplace more interesting than those 'off the shelf.' We'll see what the price comes back as, but I think we'll probably end up with with the Moss Bros rather than Gieves & Hawkes!
    'Opportunity is missed by most people, because it's usually dressed in overalls and looks like work.' Thomas Edison.
    • COOLTRIKERCHICK
    • By COOLTRIKERCHICK 25th Sep 16, 3:27 PM
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    We talked about this last time. Re harassment . So going to speak to the animal health guy to write us a report on his findings and a copy of what he reported back to the RSPCA. And call into the police station to have a chat on where we stand. As I am sure if the police investigate the RSPCA etc have to hand over the details of the person doing the reporting..

    Anyway some piggy porn for you. Our litter that was born last Monday

    https://youtu.be/lmaSoKzm_ew
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    • COOLTRIKERCHICK
    • By COOLTRIKERCHICK 25th Sep 16, 3:29 PM
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    And our Lola playing on our bed lol
    https://youtu.be/tk-N5TEi_1U
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    • greenbee
    • By greenbee 25th Sep 16, 7:40 PM
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    CTC - I'm going through a harrassment case with the police at the moment. They've been really helpful and understanding.

    I've got a filthy cold - as usual, acquired on the plane. Just hope my dad hasn't caught it or it'll mess up his chemo schedule. I've been away for the weekend as it was his birthday, so haven't managed to do anything useful.

    Grass seems to have grown a HUGE amount while I was a way. And lots of apples are rotting on the ground (it appears a few may have ripened too...).

    I've got a day off tomorrow, and unfortunately it won't involve a lie-in as the electrician is due at 8.30am to start fitting NEST thermostats and a controller. Which means I need to call the oil engineer to fix the expansion tank on the boiler and install the secondary one, and the plumber to drain down and separate the two heating circuits. And the builder to come and finish the snagging.

    I don't think I'm going to get the floors done this year - although it is only a surface screed that needs doing, it'll take a while to dry out and I really can't face living with damp concrete floors at this time of year. So I'll save that and the kitchen for next year, when I'm recovered.

    I'd quite like to order some hedging plants and shrubs, but I need to make sure I'll have the time to plant them.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 25th Sep 16, 7:56 PM
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    Love the videos CTC. I'm glad you're going to see the Old Bill about the harrassment. They may have some idea....

    Better day than I expected, but I'm glad I got most of the grass sorted yesterday. It has grown very quickly lately, greenbee. Like you, I'm not sure we'll get the conservatory floor done until next year. We can probably only screed now once the roof's on, and I'm not sure when that will happen. Late October?

    Decided to cut and run with many of the squash. We're told to wait until autumn proper, but I want these to be baked on the bench in the polytunnel.....Crown Prince, Blue Banana and A N Other from the wrong side of the sheets!

    Last edited by Davesnave; 25-09-2016 at 8:02 PM. Reason: better picture
    'Opportunity is missed by most people, because it's usually dressed in overalls and looks like work.' Thomas Edison.
    • greenbee
    • By greenbee 25th Sep 16, 8:00 PM
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    I need to take my cold off to have a steamy bath. And attempt to sleep. Sadly my only decongestants are non-drowsy, so I think my jet lag may well be helped along by the cold.

    I've found some bathroom lights I like but they're outrageously expensive when I think how much else I have to do.

    Most important is to nag the builder into finishing all the stuff he has started. I'm fed up with things being not quite finished...
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 25th Sep 16, 9:24 PM
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    Most important is to nag the builder into finishing all the stuff he has started. I'm fed up with things being not quite finished...
    Originally posted by greenbee
    I think it's a condition of large-scale work that things stay unfinished for ages. We still don't have a completed central heating system or a signed-off rewire.

    Hope you get the sleep you need.
    'Opportunity is missed by most people, because it's usually dressed in overalls and looks like work.' Thomas Edison.
    • alfie 1
    • By alfie 1 26th Sep 16, 5:31 PM
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    forgot to say.... that's a fair size squash you've got there dave....
    • DaftyDuck
    • By DaftyDuck 26th Sep 16, 5:49 PM
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    Forget the squash... I want to know why he whitewashes his lawns!
    • I have spoken
    • By I have spoken 26th Sep 16, 6:39 PM
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    I have spoken
    Sort of a holiday here in Scotland (we don't get the August BH) but needless to say the weather has been awful.

    I've been clearing the rear of the garage so at least I can pot-up spring bulbs under cover.
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