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by OLDMAN
12 Aug 2022 12:16
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059830

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Ref watering the garden, I have two large water butts that take the run-off from my conservatory – and so far still have water in them Thinking about diverting bath water into them as well – with a filter in line! You've reached an age where bits of you are dropping off in the bath Oldman ? Don't s...
by OLDMAN
12 Aug 2022 09:30
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059830

Re: Chat Thread

Ref watering the garden, I have two large water butts that take the run-off from my conservatory – and so far still have water in them Thinking about diverting bath water into them as well – with a filter in line! They are both fitted with one of these I have an old length of hose with a connector o...
by OLDMAN
12 Aug 2022 07:49
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059830

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like cats.jpg[/attachment And people wonder why I wonder why they keep cats. [attachment=0]like cats.jpg [/quote] Would have to disagree with that one - OH and myself don’t like cats but tolerate to a point, so certainly don’t ‘love’ them And I can name several female (and male) friends who absolut...
by OLDMAN
12 Aug 2022 07:37
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059830

Re: Chat Thread

Good Morrow to ALL Another lovely day to start / continue Drive in was very good / clear / steady juts one large slow truck (40mph) but managed a safe pass - and no numpties, just one silly! Just approaching SoL and caught a small queue of three cars behind another truck, but he was up to limits oka...
by OLDMAN
11 Aug 2022 15:24
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059830

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Felt roofs traditionally had a covering of limestone chippings to reflect the heat, our garage has them, we used to deliver roofing chippings all around the country. However that was on flat roofs so not practical for apex ones. Pete. Unfortunately Windrush, the neighbourhood cats use the nice chip...
by OLDMAN
11 Aug 2022 14:22
Forum: Reading talk
Topic: Rats
Replies: 27
Views: 576

Re: Rats

I will look out for it

Cheers
by OLDMAN
11 Aug 2022 12:59
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059830

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Oldman. The Health Service seem to be attempting, unwittingly, to be putting you in an early grave. Maybe my FIL was right when he regularly said " You will never be ill unless you visit a doctor." Strangely, he once worked for one. He lived, seemingly without medical help, into his 80s o...
by OLDMAN
11 Aug 2022 12:36
Forum: Reading talk
Topic: Rats
Replies: 27
Views: 576

Re: Rats

What poison do you use?
by OLDMAN
11 Aug 2022 10:44
Forum: Reading talk
Topic: Rats
Replies: 27
Views: 576

Re: Rats

I was told that rat bait is a form of Warfarin (blood thinner) which means if they get injured internally (by food etc) or externally then they bleed to death So as I had loads of spare ones (a high dosage I got stopped from using) I mixed a lot in with some food and left out, buggers ate the food b...
by OLDMAN
11 Aug 2022 08:57
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059830

Re: Chat Thread

Morning All And it’s nice Odd start to the day as had to be up the doctors for ‘another’ blood test and leave a pee sample as the last one (on 27/07) got cocked up? – they took two lots of bloods and one pee but something went wrong, one blood was for INR/Warfarin and went through okay as got my dos...
by OLDMAN
10 Aug 2022 15:51
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059830

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To think we are surrounded by sea but desalination plants are too costly to run. Yes that’s always mystified me. And yet other countries have them - and some we’ve been to have tanks outside the property to catch rainfall to use on gardens - the loo etc. … and if HS2 can be built, then why not a pi...
by OLDMAN
10 Aug 2022 15:48
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059830

Re: Chat Thread

I am sweating in my sweltering shed. Can roofing felt be over-painted? I'm thinking white to reflect the harsh sun? 20220810_130223.jpg Like most things we need on Amazon "currently unavailable". Maybe get it or similar on Ebay? About 18 quid. TBH it doesn’t make a huge difference – years...
by OLDMAN
10 Aug 2022 11:34
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059830

Re: Chat Thread

Morning All..............still Nice start and a decent drive in, then had a rush job to do, then another! All caught up now though A mate has a caravan down at West Wittering, he keeps saying If we want to go down we can, also got relatives who live in Selsey – not been to see them since Covid as th...
by OLDMAN
09 Aug 2022 07:38
Forum: Reading talk
Topic: Rats
Replies: 27
Views: 576

Re: Rats

We have quite a few cats around us – makes no difference to the rats as some are ‘very big’ The one I caught in a trap and couldn’t get all the way in – its body was about 7’’ long and about 3’’ wide (trap opening was 1.5’’) and I knew it was the one in had previously ‘winged’ as half its nose / jaw...
by OLDMAN
09 Aug 2022 07:16
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059830

Re: Chat Thread

Good Morrow to All Another nice start Drive in was busy but nice and steady so no hold-ups and......................no numpties / sillies etc One good thing – yesterday I noticed a queue at the Texaco garage on the estate where I work – TBH there has been one there for two days end of last week, but...
by OLDMAN
08 Aug 2022 15:00
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059830

Re: Chat Thread

Just done a quick internet search and this is similar to the one I wore back then
As you can imagine, 6'3'' ' big build I filled it out a bit.............and had less fat back then!
gorilla.jpg
by OLDMAN
08 Aug 2022 14:55
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059830

Re: Chat Thread

Unlike the stupid joke ones you see nowadays it was very realistic especially with my size and build I tuned up at this party / disco wearing it and went in doing all the actions / sat in corners / chased people about etc as much like a real gorilla as I could- and it took a long time for people to ...
by OLDMAN
08 Aug 2022 14:41
Forum: Reading talk
Topic: Rats
Replies: 27
Views: 576

Re: Rats

We get them in the back gardens all the time up here - mainly caused by people putting pet food out, they come up over from the railway bank of Earley cut behind us It means can’t put bird food etc out in garden unless in rat / squirrel safe feeders, so also tend to throw it over / down the bank to ...
by OLDMAN
08 Aug 2022 12:35
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059830

Re: Chat Thread

‘Morning :) bright, sunny and warm - and getting warmer. You recalled Walls Piwacket but what exactly did you buy there? Itching powder? Our local Joke Shop sold far more than jokes but not sure what else Walls may or may not have sold. OM has just about covered it… but my recollection of the fancy...
by OLDMAN
08 Aug 2022 09:36
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059830

Re: Chat Thread

You recalled Walls Piwacket but what exactly did you buy there? Itching powder? Our local Joke Shop sold far more than jokes but not sure what else Walls may or may not have sold. They sold just about every joke / trick etc going but they also did a lot of fancy dress gear, plus had a hire section ...
by OLDMAN
08 Aug 2022 09:29
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059830

Re: Chat Thread

I think the stripes are only on one bus, and am not sure if it has yet been used in service, though has been on TV. Glad you are going to enjoy yourself. Just hope they don't take away even more of TV time because of it :wink: I followed the Arborfield bus (No3) this morning along Shinfield Rd – th...
by OLDMAN
08 Aug 2022 09:26
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059830

Re: Chat Thread

Yes D5 I thought so but sadly I can’t get replacements, so for the want of a filter the cleaner was lost ☹️ Check the auto change is working as can get clogged up and stick on one position Majority of cleaners have a switch / slide / bung that allows the suction to be changed – my Dyson has a slidi...
by OLDMAN
08 Aug 2022 08:25
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059830

Re: Chat Thread

Good Morning All Nice start again Drive in was good until just after the A33/DC section – caught a van in the SC bit doing 35-40mph, but luckily made a safe pass but..............caught another one also doing 40mph – but made another safe pass – after that all was good for the rest of journey Weeken...
by OLDMAN
05 Aug 2022 11:54
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Have a Laugh
Replies: 993
Views: 50564

Re: Have a Laugh

The old jokes are often the best ones!
by OLDMAN
05 Aug 2022 10:19
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059830

Re: Chat Thread

D5equj5 wrote: 04 Aug 2022 14:25 All I got was this chris

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That looks like one of the US versions, similar to the one I mentioned before that has the lower probes as flat blades, but will fit the same socket!
by OLDMAN
05 Aug 2022 10:10
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059830

Re: Chat Thread

A lovely morning to you all The sun is shing, birds singing, its great out.................but spoiled on the drive in! It started okay and was good, if a little busy up to J11 Going down A33/DC from there it started – First was a Mercedes weaving through slow traffic, although didn’t blame him to a...
by OLDMAN
04 Aug 2022 12:58
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059830

Re: Chat Thread

A question for the assorted minds here. I've just moved a filing cabinet at work and discovered three sockets behind it. At first I thought it was just a double and a single of the standard UK power sockets, which I think are called type G. But on closer inspection, the single socket has the same s...
by OLDMAN
04 Aug 2022 12:49
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059830

Re: Chat Thread

D5equj5 wrote: 04 Aug 2022 11:35
piwacket wrote: 04 Aug 2022 11:34 ‘Morning :) sunny, warm. Garden’s like the Sahara despite all the watering :shrug1:

SP - spell checker?
Would that not be "SC"?
That joke fell flat then!
by OLDMAN
04 Aug 2022 10:35
Forum: anything else
Topic: What are we watching?
Replies: 4182
Views: 154809

Re: What are we watching?

Memory is definitely a funny thing - after a car accident many years ago, apart from a couple of snippets I lost just over a week of my memory Frightening part was waking up and realising I wasn’t in my own bed at home, then noticed it was my spare glasses on the bedside cabinet (which wasn’t mine!)...
by OLDMAN
04 Aug 2022 10:10
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059830

Re: Chat Thread

Mayfield wrote: 04 Aug 2022 09:28 I give up - even allowing for typos, what’s a Fist ?
Ruddy SP - Fiesta..............
by OLDMAN
04 Aug 2022 07:25
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059830

Re: Chat Thread

Good Morning Everyone Nice start weather-wise, sunny / clear / dry Drive in was very good, clear / steady and no stupidity but did observe one ‘oddity’ Came up behind a Fist at Shinfield Rd lights, they changed and we both pulled away but as did so the driver lent over to the left, so far the top of...
by OLDMAN
04 Aug 2022 07:23
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 72143
Views: 2059830

Re: Chat Thread

Good afternoon forum, There is something weird about showering midday. Just doesn't seem right somehow. Why? During lockdown - although I was at work in the week - I did a lot of overdue stuff in the garden at weekends (as nothing else to do) – and it was quite sunny / hot at the time I tried to ge...
by OLDMAN
03 Aug 2022 12:44
Forum: anything else
Topic: What are we watching?
Replies: 4182
Views: 154809

Re: What are we watching?

We had a colour TV from the very early days as my father was in the trade working at Stones Electrical in the Butter Market
by OLDMAN
03 Aug 2022 10:44
Forum: Pubs, Restaurants, and Hotels
Topic: The Weather Station
Replies: 15
Views: 1371

Re: The Weather Station

An ex-manger told me that trade had gone downhill and main comment he got implied it was more to do with the high prices they charge, its why he moved from there
So maybe not enough coming in to cover the rent etc
by OLDMAN
03 Aug 2022 10:39
Forum: Reading talk
Topic: Proposals to revitalise The Oracle and regenerate the eastern end of the centre
Replies: 16
Views: 702

Re: Proposals to revitalise The Oracle and regenerate the eastern end of the centre

Yes I found / used that route before but went one time a while back and it had been made a fire exit so couldn’t open from the outside? Worked just fine for me last week, in both directions. Which door couldn't you open, the YHP one or the Mall one?. The YHP one, the other one used to be into Deben...

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