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Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Post by voodoo_simon » Fri May 14, 2021 6:17 pm

New Black Keys album and I’ve just finished my last 5 day week too, going onto condensed hours next, so 4 day weeks coming up :-bd

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri May 14, 2021 8:04 pm

First thing that makes me cheery was starting to piece project Death Trap back together for the final time. Each bit that's added is now either coated, painted, polished or rebuilt.

Second thing was a visit from Mike who'd ridden up from the Elan valley. We even discussed going for a ride.

Third thing, I've had fillet steak, pan fried new potatoes and garlic mushrooms for me tea, all lovingly crafted by yours truly.
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Post by RIP » Fri May 14, 2021 8:37 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
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pan fried new potatoes
You've gone all masterchef on us Stu. A step up from the standard-issue bikepacker's chip there :wink: .
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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri May 14, 2021 8:38 pm

Weirdly, we never eat chips in our house Reg, we don't even have any means to make them :shock:
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Post by Dave Barter » Fri May 14, 2021 8:42 pm

Yesterday I interviewed two lovely people for a magazine article I’m writing .. still on the afterglow
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Post by RIP » Fri May 14, 2021 8:48 pm

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Fri May 14, 2021 8:38 pm
Weirdly, we never eat chips in our house Reg, we don't even have any means to make them :shock:
I remember now you mentioned that a while ago. Most commendable :smile: .

PS> "We even discussed going for a ride." - ah yes, that there "Armchair Bikepacking". Best sort when you get to a certain age :grin: (a certain age which I am well in advance of, so I suffer from AB quite regularly :smile: )
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Post by RIP » Fri May 14, 2021 8:49 pm

Dave Barter wrote:
Fri May 14, 2021 8:42 pm
magazine
Can we look out for it? Always happy to get a SwearyDave fix :smile: .
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Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri May 14, 2021 9:01 pm

a magazine article
Saga?
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Post by Dave Barter » Fri May 14, 2021 9:30 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
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a magazine article
Saga?
2nd vaccine shot next week. So not a bad guess
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Post by Dave Barter » Fri May 14, 2021 9:30 pm

RIP wrote:
Fri May 14, 2021 8:49 pm
Dave Barter wrote:
Fri May 14, 2021 8:42 pm
magazine
Can we look out for it? Always happy to get a SwearyDave fix :smile: .
Let’s just say you’ll be getting it Reg
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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri May 14, 2021 9:34 pm

Let’s just say you’ll be getting it Reg
I was right then.
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Post by sean_iow » Fri May 14, 2021 10:24 pm

Just in ASDA doing the shopping, no chocolate biscuit stout :sad: also, whilst in the beer aisle a family where looking at the spirits, having difficulty choosing. Their friend walks up and says 'this is what he should get' pointing to the shelf. The mum replies, 'he's not having a big bottle of absinthe, he's 9 years old, he can have vodka like he usually does :o

Upon getting home, Jane is sorting stuff for a 21 mile sponsored walk tomorrow. I was trying to give her advice on how to put jelly sweets into a ziplock bag, she said she knew how to do it.

I said 'well if you don't want advice from one of the top....' before I could finish she says 'I didn't know Javi was here' :lol: harsh I thought.
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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sat May 15, 2021 6:46 am

Seeing as I don't feel like I've slept, I'm going to follow on (or is that through?) and say I'm still quite cheery as I reckon my pipes will finally be finished today. Some of you may remember I posted a picture of them some time ago after I first tacked them together. Anyway, after welding them up and much grinding / sanding / polishing they're starting to look as though they're actually one piece and not ten, which they are :-bd

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Post by sean_iow » Sat May 15, 2021 7:01 am

Wow! How long does that take to do? All the exhausts I've made have either been wrapped on hidden underneath the vehicle, which is lucky as I'd never have the patience (or skill) to do that.
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Post by Verena » Sat May 15, 2021 7:07 am

RIP wrote:
Fri May 14, 2021 10:55 am
Just been down to the river to check that my oak saplings haven't been eaten. They haven't so that's a good start. Sat there in the drizzle for a bit and watched a few of the ten nest boxes that I made and put up a while ago. Over 15 minutes two coal tits went in and out of two boxes. Got babies I reckon so that was cheery. Some coal tits come to our garden feeders so I'd like to think they're 'our' ones. Simple pleasures but felt cheery afterwards. Guess you can make a difference with even small things.
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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sat May 15, 2021 7:09 am

How long does that take to do?
Changing right to left takes about 8 hours Sean.
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Post by RIP » Sat May 15, 2021 7:56 am

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri May 14, 2021 9:01 pm
a magazine article
Saga?
:lol:

(and Sean's three sketches were all " :lol: " as well so this has all been very Cheery)
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Post by RIP » Sat May 15, 2021 7:57 am

Dave Barter wrote:
Fri May 14, 2021 9:30 pm
RIP wrote:
Fri May 14, 2021 8:49 pm
Dave Barter wrote:
Fri May 14, 2021 8:42 pm
magazine
Can we look out for it? Always happy to get a SwearyDave fix :smile: .
Let’s just say you’ll be getting it Reg
ooh goody :smile:
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Post by RIP » Sat May 15, 2021 7:58 am

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri May 14, 2021 9:34 pm
Let’s just say you’ll be getting it Reg
I was right then.
Hah!
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Post by Raggedstone » Sat May 15, 2021 8:44 am

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
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How long does that take to do?
Changing right to left takes about 8 hours Sean.
Nice work Stu that is a brilliant transformation

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Post by JohnClimber » Sat May 15, 2021 9:57 am

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 6:46 am
Seeing as I don't feel like I've slept, I'm going to follow on (or is that through?) and say I'm still quite cheery as I reckon my pipes will finally be finished today. Some of you may remember I posted a picture of them some time ago after I first tacked them together. Anyway, after welding them up and much grinding / sanding / polishing they're starting to look as though they're actually one piece and not ten, which they are :-bd

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Post by Dyffers » Sat May 15, 2021 10:23 am

Ain't no Friday like a WRT grid refs Friday. Chris n and my WhatsApp group has never had so much traffic in an evening. :-bd

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Post by ledburner » Sat May 15, 2021 6:03 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 6:46 am
Anyway, after welding them up and much grinding / sanding / polishing they're starting to look as though they're actually one piece and not ten, which they are :-bd

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those bars are never going to catch on :???:
Hey, but lots of hand positions! :-bd
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Post by RIP » Sun May 16, 2021 11:51 am

Can't remember who won last year's Sunflower Club Competition. One of mine ended up 14' high with 16 flowers on it!

Anyway this year's are now up and running....

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Post by TheBrownDog » Sun May 16, 2021 1:17 pm

RIP wrote:
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Can't remember who won last year's Sunflower Club Competition. One of mine ended up 14' high with 16 flowers on it!
Anyway this year's are now up and running....
Pretty sure you took the title mate. I'm not "doing"sunflowers this year. I don't have to. Ive given a chunk of garden space over to wild flowers and bugs and hedgehogs. And feeding pigeons. Having thrown a couple of handfuls of seeds into it, there are now many dozens of seedling sprouting entirely of their own volition. I am ignoring them and interested to see what happens.
I'm just stepping outside ...

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