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7 hours ago, purplebargeken said:

I actually mentioned to Mrs PBK this evening about selling up and moving to Bulgaria. I said that Mrs PBK could have some sheep if we did. I fear I was unsuccessful in my endeavours.

Doing it wrong. You go there on holiday first before announcing such ideas!

To be fair you could move to West Wales, find a lovely place for cheap (think 11 acre, 4 bed house for £400k) and have plenty of sheep. And barns. And of course cars. 

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1 hour ago, loserone said:

Wait, did you say cheap, or 400k?

It's all relative, if Ken's London house would sell for eleventy million pounds £400k is cheap. On the other hand my house, which few people would want due to it being odd and in a bad location, would sell for pennies, so £400k would be expensive.

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10 hours ago, purplebargeken said:

I actually mentioned to Mrs PBK this evening about selling up and moving to Bulgaria. I said that Mrs PBK could have some sheep if we did. I fear I was unsuccessful in my endeavours.

Your house is lovely, Ken.  You should get somewhere with lots of land/quieter town no danger with what that must be worth.

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I’m in Gravesend today visiting my folks plus have masonic business, and popped to see Jim Chalmers in his motoring shop. Always good to see this parked up with the owner purchasing parts.

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Then went to my dad’s allotment where he put some bee food out for the communal beehives

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I like bees and hope to get a jar of honey later this year. One of the other plot holders grows nothing but paeonies and they were covered with bees, so wonder what the honey will taste like.

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5 hours ago, snagglepuss said:

Честит Рожден ден. 

Yes, that's it. Read it something like "chess tit" (make one word from the two, with the accent on the second) "Rouge Den" (again make one word out of the two) "Den".

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20 hours ago, purplebargeken said:

I actually mentioned to Mrs PBK this evening about selling up and moving to Bulgaria. I said that Mrs PBK could have some sheep if we did. I fear I was unsuccessful in my endeavours.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ForeignersinBulgariaBuyandSell/permalink/377398722982974/?sale_post_id=377398722982974

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Last night I went camping, found a new site and it's absolutely idyllic. see here (the talbot is center right in the shot). But that's not the grin.

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There's a pub 2 miles along the Pennine way (Nags head) so I obviously went and had some tea and a few pints of stout, it's their own special (Nag's 1577). It's lovely, you can't get it anywhere else so I always have one more than I would otherwise. Plus, this time I had one for the road seeing as it was a long way back to the van. Unsurprisinly I had a decent nights kip, up at 6:30 am, a quick shower and got to my unit for 8 am after the obligatory bacon sandwich and large coffee from the Spar at Calver which is about halfway here.

By 10 am I'm farting like something not right, to the point where I basically stank out the whole unit and had to open the windows.

Now there's some work going off outside, they're digging the carpark up to resurface it and two people walked past one of my windows and started worrying that the builders had broken into one of the drains. I'm not proud of myself.

Nag's 1577 though, cracking stuff.

 

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'Hull man 'mobbed by screaming Elton John fans' in Spain speaks of his new-found fame

A piano playing popstar made his debut appearance at a Hull.'

 

 

 

 

 

Impressive, he must look like Sir Elton John....

 

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https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/elton-john-fans-spain-hull-2896306

 

 

I genuinely cried laughing,

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Manager managed to talk to the grand overlord today.  She's got all the players on the court at the moment, so can say what she likes.

Has managed to negotiate me an extra £100 a month on top of the extra £100 a month I'm getting at the moment because I've taken over a lot of the responsibility for someone that's left.  There are two of us doing the job of three.  Even better, in a couple of weeks, I will be doing half of what I'm doing at the moment to cover the staff shortage, from 20 hours extra (of contact) a fortnight to 10.  Which is massive, actually...

EDIT:  I mean, by their own figures I'm saving them £1600 a month - but I don't think I'll ever win that argument...

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On 5/21/2019 at 4:43 PM, wuvvum said:

So not unlike a Tesco beef burger then.

 

Oh, sorry, you said peonies.  My mistake.

You joke, but I am allergic to horse meat. Discovered after a particularly  unpleasant school trip to France. These days I’d probably have loads of compensation for the “steak” burgers that left me a little inflamed, sick and tingly, in 1985, not so much.

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My right knee was allergic to horse meat, I discovered this when pinned to the ground by a ton of it (still attached to the horse) in the early 1970's.  Unfortunately I was cornering a bit quickly in slippery conditions and despite four leg drive didn't make the corner. The horse overturning and landing on me was uncomfortable* but it was the grinding me into the ground as he wriggled to get up that caused the damage. Did the same knee again about 20 years later coming off a motorbike, it still gives me gyp in cold weather and doesn't like going down hills much either. (That's the knee not the horse, sadly Nick is no longer with us, but he did live to be 30 which was pretty good going)

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I’m watching Hatton Garden and the star of the show tonight is a neatly Barried Citroen Saxo. 

 

Smiling like Ike a child here and nobody knows why!  Result. 

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