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14 hours ago, kalos said:

 

I got Wowzz to jet wash it for me ,looks great and we are nearly ready for bookings .

So will be taking Christmas & New Year bookings for our 2029 season ! :classic_smile:

Not long now folks :classic_unsure:

 

Our son will be 19 by then so we won't be restricted by school holidays or adult only cruises - count us in! Can we pay by instalments? 

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28 minutes ago, Adawn47 said:

Frank said that's about right for laying patio slabs.

Avril

 

Just to add, in case Vamps doesn't know.The sand should be sharp,cheers,Bro.

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2 hours ago, kalos said:

 

Have a nice journey/holiday  Wowzz .Remember to follow any bye laws whilst down there ,like 

go to bed at 10pm and no harassing any grockles as the are out of season now.

 

Have a good time :classic_smile: 

No closed season for grockles here - unlike pheasants, we don't want them breeding...😄

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55 minutes ago, Vampiress88 said:

Anyone know how to make mortar for a patio?

 

am I right in 4 parts sand 1 part cement and water ?

Many years ago I was laying slabs at East Midland Airport & Meadowhall .

We worked to 3 shovels of sand & 1 cement which was laid dry about 60mm thick

level out with a spirit level before carefully laying the slabs ,tapping down where required

or packing some of the mix under the slabs to level up .

We left them overnight to settle and if all were level then we got a little more mix and brushed/

swept it into gaps between the slabs . keep off it for a day and the job should be a good one .:classic_smile:

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We are having a drive today and called at Gretna Green Scotland.

It is cold and windy.

Graham.

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2 minutes ago, grapau27 said:

We are having a drive today and called at Gretna Green Scotland.

Hope you have a great day, with some good weather too, Graham (and Pauline of course). Good to see you’re both very much enjoying yourselves - and the food!

 

The high spot here is a Waitrose delivery tomorrow, with a real hard copy newspaper for a real treat! And croissants for a breakfast treat!
 

Holidays will have to wait until there’s some effective way of dealing with our friendly neighbourhood virus, but on the plus side the cancelled cruises are funding the new patio, and the late autumn summerhouse arriving next week - one very excited wife.

 

Harry

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15 minutes ago, Harry Peterson said:

Hope you have a great day, with some good weather too, Graham (and Pauline of course). Good to see you’re both very much enjoying yourselves - and the food!

 

The high spot here is a Waitrose delivery tomorrow, with a real hard copy newspaper for a real treat! And croissants for a breakfast treat!
 

Holidays will have to wait until there’s some effective way of dealing with our friendly neighbourhood virus, but on the plus side the cancelled cruises are funding the new patio, and the late autumn summerhouse arriving next week - one very excited wife.

 

Harry

 

I know how you feel Harry my treat from the supermarket van was nice buttery hot crumpets .

My days work was phoning up my energy supplier to tell them no I still don't want or need  a smart 

meter as I renewed my energy tariff saving well over £100 pa and no exit fees should I want to move.

I see you say Mrs H is looking rather happy/exited at the arrival of the autumn summer house .

If your clothes seem to be disappearing out of the marital home it could be that they are now in your

new home Harry .:classic_unsure::classic_smile: Enjoy :classic_smile:

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5 minutes ago, kalos said:

 

I know how you feel Harry my treat from the supermarket van was nice buttery hot crumpets .

My days work was phoning up my energy supplier to tell them no I still don't want or need  a smart 

meter as I renewed my energy tariff saving well over £100 pa and no exit fees should I want to move.

I see you say Mrs H is looking rather happy/exited at the arrival of the autumn summer house .

If your clothes seem to be disappearing out of the marital home it could be that they are now in your

new home Harry .:classic_unsure::classic_smile: Enjoy :classic_smile:

Funny you should say that, Kalos.  I did challenge her on that after my wardrobe disappeared, but she said she was just making some interesting low cost curtains for the summerhouse?

 

Should I be worried?  Should I take this up with Saga’s excellent new Agony Uncle, Alan Johnson?

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Completely and utterly off topic, Harry, but have you read Michael Deacon in today's Torygraph*? Wonderful stuff.🤣

 

*This post assumes that Mrs P has been good enough to install wi-fi in your lovely new home. 

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1 hour ago, kalos said:

Many years ago I was laying slabs at East Midland Airport & Meadowhall .

We worked to 3 shovels of sand & 1 cement which was laid dry about 60mm thick

level out with a spirit level before carefully laying the slabs ,tapping down where required

or packing some of the mix under the slabs to level up .

We left them overnight to settle and if all were level then we got a little more mix and brushed/

swept it into gaps between the slabs . keep off it for a day and the job should be a good one .:classic_smile:

Such a timely conversation, I had a new patio laid yesterday seeing the old one was taken up for the conservatory. The guys also relaid the existing slabs from the path which was basically extended. They had to build it up as the garden slopes away, but they said don't walk on it or put heavy objects onto it for 24 hours.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Harry Peterson said:

Hope you have a great day, with some good weather too, Graham (and Pauline of course). Good to see you’re both very much enjoying yourselves - and the food!

 

The high spot here is a Waitrose delivery tomorrow, with a real hard copy newspaper for a real treat! And croissants for a breakfast treat!
 

Holidays will have to wait until there’s some effective way of dealing with our friendly neighbourhood virus, but on the plus side the cancelled cruises are funding the new patio, and the late autumn summerhouse arriving next week - one very excited wife.

 

Harry

Thanks Harry.

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46 minutes ago, AnnieC said:

Completely and utterly off topic, Harry, but have you read Michael Deacon in today's Torygraph*? Wonderful stuff.🤣

 

*This post assumes that Mrs P has been good enough to install wi-fi in your lovely new home. 

Annie, you're so right.  I've read it now - beautifully written, and spot on.  And when a Conservative Prime Minister's lost the support of the Torygraph he must know he's in deep trouble.

 

I particularly liked the bit about voters being completely out of touch with the legitimate concerns of ordinary, decent Prime Ministers just about getting by on a measly £150,000 a year. Have you ever tried living on £150,000 a year?

 

It is a bit unfair I suppose - his having even to pay for his own food, and not being even able to afford a nanny.  Tough life for some - still, to be fair, he didn't really want the job, did he, and he had to be pressured into taking it.

 

 

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50 minutes ago, peteukmcr said:

Such a timely conversation, I had a new patio laid yesterday seeing the old one was taken up for the conservatory. The guys also relaid the existing slabs from the path which was basically extended. They had to build it up as the garden slopes away, but they said don't walk on it or put heavy objects onto it for 24 hours.

 

 

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Nice patio, Pete.  I wonder how many of us have been busily spending cruise refunds on garden projects like that? And conservatories.  Building prices have been sky high since April - more work than builders to do it.  Sounds like the redoubtable Vamps has got the right idea!

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14 minutes ago, Harry Peterson said:

 Prime Ministers just about getting by on a measly £150,000 a year. Have you ever tried living on £150,000 a year?

No, I haven't, but I wouldn't mind giving it a try for a few years. 

Avril

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Hopefully next year we are going to get a new patio and garden shed. The money will come from our cancelled Boudicca cruise from last March, and the not-yet-cancelled-but we're-not-going-on-it Iona cruise for next March. 

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36 minutes ago, Harry Peterson said:

 

 

It is a bit unfair I suppose - his having even to pay for his own food, and not being even able to afford a nanny.  Tough life for some - still, to be fair, he didn't really want the job, did he, and he had to be pressured into taking it.

 

Not just the one nanny, Harry. Several, exact number unknown, probably even by Boris...

 

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The refunds for our two cancelled cruises go back in the holiday fund to be used in 2022, least that way we know the holidays are covered.

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