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Your Day (apart from gardening) - what took place?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by GCHQ, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. HarryS

    HarryS Eternally Optimistic Gardener

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    I feel absolutely shattered after reading that . Slow down Ian :snorky:
     
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    • Ian Taylor

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      No Harry, Mrs T has given me my orders, all ready been looking at houses, hoping to move this year
       
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      I don't think the wall paper will stick to the outside of the House, drive and patio, Ian, using just ordinary past!!:dunno::heehee:
       
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      • Ian Taylor

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        I meant to say gravel the drive, and relay the patio, paint the outside of the house
         
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          :heehee:, I know:dunno:, but with my school boy humour....................:whistle::dunno::nonofinger::loll::lunapic 130165696578242 5:
           
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          I do like the idea of wallpaper the outside of the house, would no nails be ok
           
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            :heehee::loll::lunapic 130165696578242 5:
             
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              I finished making my top.
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                On the subject of wallpaper, back in the day when I was working for a living, (or pretending I was, my job was mostly preparing budgets and going round smoothing the odd feather I'd made other people ruffle) I was in the DIY department talking to my deputy. A little old lady came up to me and asked what was best for sticking wallpaper to the wall, as she'd never done it before. I suggested a couple of different pastes she could use. I asked if she'd a paste table, a paste brush a bucket a sponge and some decorators scissors and a steel rule.

                She answered "No."

                She thought about for a moment and then said "Have you got any drawing pins?"



                As for what I did today. I played golf, as I do three times a week "weather permitting." Only four of us turned up at the usual time because the weather wasn't too good and the course was wet. No run on the ball and several lakes on some fairways. We play for money, not enough today for teams of three or four balls, so we played "winner takes all."
                I was quite pleased with myself because of the conditions as I had a gross 82 but that included two birdies. It flattered me a bit because in friendlies you play off "the tees of the day," the yellows. The competition tees, the whites, are a bit further back so makes the course longer.

                But as the winner, I went home after lunch all of three quid to the good.
                 
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