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Wed 26-Sep-18
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SWMBO came in with he friend from a car boot foray, armed with a shopping bag on wheels filled with rolls of unopened wallpaper.
Her  first statement was..."What a bargain, I got all this for £2, it will do part of the lounge and the paint in the shed will do the rest".

I have no idea what her problem is, all I said was " I'm looking forward to watching you do it !" She's not said a word since.

Fairs fair, I decorated back in 2003 and I am quite happy with the result.

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Wed 26-Sep-18
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Ah well, at least it should all be quiet in your house...

I'll try that again!

Sun 7-Oct-18
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It's certainly quiet now, SWMBO is dog sitting for her friend, that means party time here.

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Sun 7-Oct-18
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Steady!

I'll try that again!

Sat 3-Nov-18
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It was cold and wet so I decided to bite the bullet and light the charnwood stove. Unfortunately I had run out of firelighters and the only wood I had for kindling was a bit damp, but never one to give up I had a cunning plan....

An old envelope from my "ready to reuse" bin plus some cardboard was the start hoping there was enough heat to dry the wood, which it soon became apparent there was not. So out came my electric heat gun used for paint stripping, on high setting the flames were soon leaping as the kindling combusted. I duly added a couple of shovels of Homefire ovals  And continued applying the heat until satisfied that the fire was well and truly set. I then closed the doors and sat back with satisfaction to admire my handiwork. Soon the fire was a sight to behold and even burnt the soot off the glass doors.

I suddenly remembered that I had to turn the control dial down when a neighbour knocked on the door fearful that the chimney was alight due to the smoke belching from the chimney blanketing the whole street. I quickly turned it to sleep mode. SWMBO had answered the door and shouted through to me in panic. Of course by the time I went outside, the neighbours were looking on in disbelief as not a sign of smoke was evident. 

Nice to know they care 🙂 

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Sat 3-Nov-18
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At least you didn't burn the houe down!

I'll try that again!

Sun 4-Nov-18
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Thats true TA ...... although the fire service turned out last night to NEXT DOOR's bonfire party 🙂 (I never called them honest)

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Sun 4-Nov-18
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Now then, are you turning into one of 'those' neighbours?  whistle

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Mon 5-Nov-18
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Toffeeapple said
Now then, are you turning into one of 'those' neighbours?  whistle  

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Mon 5-Nov-18
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Poor thing!  At least you don't have to wear a dunces cap!

I'll try that again!

Tue 20-Nov-18
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I had a chimney fire last year! Three days after it had been swept by a French chimney sweep. The lovely firemen came quickly ( I was impressed I was able to explain the problem and where I was) and all was ok. We have heard nothing from the chimney sweep since!

We often have lots of smoke issuing from both chimneys that I like to see. It is the flames I do not like!

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Sun 25-Nov-18
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You need to burn less wet wood Aly 😉

Saturday was car maintenance day....(not by me I will add.)

My dear Rover passed her mot with flying colours and the tester, impressed with it's condition, said I would need to "throw a set of pads" on the brakes at some point but the rear brakes gave the best results he'd seen in a while. My dear engineering friend offered to do the job for me if I bought the parts.

I called in at the motor spares shop and purchased a replacement set of pads then off to my friend who removed the rear wheel and disassembled the brake. 
The air turned blue when he produced a perfectly good brake pad, he also made some derogatory remarks about the tester as he was putting it back together.
The air turned even bluer when I pointed out how shiny and worn the FRONT brake disk looked. Good job I bought him a bottle of Gentleman Jack Bourbon as a thank you.

What I had failed to hear was..."You'll need to "throw a set of pads on the front brakes"at some point but the rear brakes gave the best results I've seen in a while".
At least the shop saw the funny side when I explained why I needed to exchange the rear pads for the more expensive front ones and also purchase a pair of disks.

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Sun 25-Nov-18
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No wet wood here. We have a proper wood store OH built! The wood is well seasoned and dry when it arrives in a trailer that is tugged along by an ancient tractor! Pierre is a local pig farmer who we buy wood from. I have in mind to ask for a couple of piglets to be included at some point. It was an issue with how the chimney was swept..lots of stuff was left at the base of the flue that ignited! Meant I now know how to summon the firemen!

Cars are tricksy things...my much loved mini was off the road nearly a month whilst we raided the sofa and other places for funds. Needed a new radiator, thermostat and fan! The fan we had fixed by a chap we know who does repairs on tractors! we had to force him to take some money. OH who is clever did the repairs which saved loads of money. Which was good as we do not have much!

Hope the Rover is good now.

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Sun 25-Nov-18
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If it was not for living in the middle of nowhere with no buses I'd ditch the car...and the scooter. SWMBO cannot drive and we have no public transport, the village store that was within hobbling distance has now closed.

Getting to grips with online shopping is a no go for me as I prefer to see beforehand what I am buying. (The one and only time I tried it I ended up with frozen mashed potato instead of a bag of spuds and a load of other substitutes).

The most annoying thing is my 2003 1800cc petrol Rover 45 auto has suffered a car tax hike and is now £315 a year where my friend's smokey 1999 2000cc Rover 75 diesel is half that. I've looked for a replacement automatic, but nothing is suitable or affordable. Still... better the devil you know.

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Sun 25-Nov-18
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Same here. I can walk a fair distance but it would be a problem getting stuff back. We are the last house in our village close to the border of another department. There are butchers, bakers and a mini market in our village that it would take nearly two hours to walk to. The shop is expensive and has limited choice. We have a small market once a week! 

I now do click and collect for the weekly shop which was fun setting up! I do not like shopping so this suits!

We have no car tax here but you may have seen the protests against the cost of fuel! That is taxed!

My mini is petrol thankfully as diesel is becoming the enemy! She has just passed the 200,000 kms Mark!

There are plans afoot to make us pay €1 for every online delivery we receive. This will go to fund the small shop owners who charge too much and make us shop online! Bit of a crazy world here!

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