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Offline Newportnobby

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #120 on: October 29, 2015, 08:49:30 pm »
Blimey, Jon :o
I never realised that would be so expensive. Might it be worth putting a tenner per month away in a separate account to cover the cost when it comes round?

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #121 on: October 30, 2015, 06:53:55 am »
That's the sort of thing we do, Mick.

Our long, very tall hedge needs cutting once a year and that's 180.00. A small trim off the big bay tree was an extra 20. It all adds up!  :(

Mind you, it takes 2 guys with all the long reach kit half the morning and they do take the cuttings away.

We'll be doing the walnut pruning ourselves.

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #122 on: October 30, 2015, 07:22:50 am »
Yep, pay a motza here for garden maintenance....

 Me surname might be Green but green fingers I ain't got! Hate gardening. Especially here... lots of nasty evil critters lurk out there.

Worth every cent for a gardener.  :uneasy:
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #123 on: October 30, 2015, 07:38:53 am »
Oh the joys of a small garden... the only tree we have can be maintained from the upstairs balcony with a long-handled tree-cutting device.

On the other hand we are having a gate put in after someone nicked the Mrs' bike from the drive the other week,,, mystified as to why it needs to be so expensive (for that and something else which needs doing I  won't get much change out of 10 brand new British locos, I presume it's gold-plated titanium hand-forged by some dude who makes samurai swords for a living).
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #124 on: October 30, 2015, 09:40:58 am »
lots of nasty evil critters lurk out there.
And that is just the neighbours.
To be called pompous and arrogant - hell of a come down.
I tried so hard to be snobbish and haughty.

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #125 on: October 30, 2015, 09:44:51 am »
 :laughabovepost: ;D
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #126 on: October 30, 2015, 08:00:43 pm »

On the other hand we are having a gate put in after someone nicked the Mrs' bike from the drive the other week


Don't tell me. You daredn't say anything in case they took a fence :laugh:
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #127 on: October 30, 2015, 08:52:10 pm »
Nobby's run of bad luck continues.................



Will it never end?
Took my Mum to Chorley hospital today, didn't spot the required sign and got a parking ticket for being in a designated disabled bay. My own stoopid fault, I know, but am I getting someone else's share of  :poop:?

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #128 on: October 31, 2015, 11:10:28 am »
Oh dear Mick, you must have really upset someone to have all this bad luck.  Look on the bright side though, it can't get much worse and should start getting better real soon.   :)

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #129 on: October 31, 2015, 11:43:26 am »
Will it never end?
Took my Mum to Chorley hospital today, didn't spot the required sign and got a parking ticket for being in a designated disabled bay. My own stoopid fault, I know, but am I getting someone else's share of  :poop:?
Oh dear !!!!!!!

Coincidentally I was watching a Debate in the Commons ( yea, quiet in the back row, I know I am a sad b,,,,!) which was all about hospital car park charges and whether or not there should be an exemption for carers

The upshot as far as npn and us are concerned is that the minister inter alia said that he had no intention of writing that into the bill but would include "Carers" in the list of directives to trusts etc. alongside the existing suggested concessions including regular family members who may not be receiving carers allowance, many of which are implemented already across the country although not often known, it is therefore  "a good idea to ask locally what concessions are in place." ( my quote of what I think he was saying ;) )
Hansard is online, with a lag of approx 3hrs, if anyone wants to check ( I know I know ! :) )
« Last Edit: October 31, 2015, 11:45:58 am by MalcolmAL »

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #130 on: October 31, 2015, 12:13:53 pm »
Oh dear Mick, you must have really upset someone to have all this bad luck.  Look on the bright side though, it can't get much worse and should start getting better real soon.   :)

The only bright side I can see at present is that somebody somewhere must be having some good luck while I get their share of the bad stuff, Caz :hmmm:


Coincidentally I was watching a Debate in the Commons ( yea, quiet in the back row, I know I am a sad b,,,,!) which was all about hospital car park charges and whether or not there should be an exemption for carers


I did see that on the news, Malcolm. My Mum is probably more spritely than I am so I'm no carer but as both my sisters work I am the 'go to' person when Mum has to see consultants/have check ups etc.
As the hospital car park in question is run by Vinci I don't know whether the hospital gets anything from them. I know my Mum marched in and tried to appeal on the basis I was acting as her transport but the response she got was "It doesn't matter if he parked there with a dead body in his car - it won't make any difference"
The only saving grace is that, although the penalty was 40, if paid within 28 days it's reduced to 20 so it wasn't an earth shattering amount. I'm just tee'd off with myself more than anything else :unimpressed:

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #131 on: October 31, 2015, 12:18:21 pm »
It's a very small consolation, but... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-34680289
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #132 on: October 31, 2015, 12:34:32 pm »
I don't know whether the hospital gets anything from them
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"It doesn't matter if he parked there with a dead body in his car - it won't make any difference"
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 I'm just tee'd off with myself more than anything else :unimpressed:
I got the impression from the debate that the sub-cons only income is what they get in "fines", the hospital gets the regular parking 'lucre
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Ha ha, dead body! hoot ! well that has to be worth 20 alone :)
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Yep, could have been worse.

That was another item in the debate : that it is in the interests of (some) companies to make the signage less than obvious. That was when an onnerable member opposite had proposed various levels of charges and exemptions with bays for each and,
err and,
and

everyone nodded off, ;D
Actually, I jest, it was talked out of time by the Minister himself




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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #133 on: October 31, 2015, 02:00:56 pm »
Just as well Richard III wasn't buried there, he'd have
been fined squillions...............
Nothing is certain but death and taxes -Benjamin Franklin

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #134 on: November 02, 2015, 03:39:07 am »
I saw a sign which said "Smile and be happy for things could be worse" so I smiled and was happy and lo things got worse.
KISS = Keep it simple stupid

 

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