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We've got white horses at the end of the garden right now, maybe a precursor of a belated winter? 

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40 minutes ago, JennyMorgan said:

We've got white horses at the end of the garden right now, maybe a precursor of a belated winter? 

Turn up the volume! Annoy the neigh...bours   :default_coat:

 

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2 hours ago, JennyMorgan said:

We've got white horses at the end of the garden right now, maybe a precursor of a belated winter? 

Something for the fairies to ride on

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Hmmmmm,

I’m gonna be driving Trevor today. Departing Gourock at midday-ish bound for home near to Donny. About 270 miles. The Wx forecast is far from ideal, no real problem, I’ll deal with it.

My concern is that MrsG simultaneously will be making the same journey in her ageing Focus. Only slight comfort is she should not be too badly affected by the wind gusts, unlike Trevor so a steady hand on the helm will be in order

Griff

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Safe trip Griff, keep her close hauled 👍

 

(In my head that is an appropriate sailing metaphor 🙂)

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Hope you've both had a safe drive. Certainly has been a stormy day ... and I can only imagine just how relieved you will be to reach the safe harbour of home after all you've been through.

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Both home safe and sound. Turned out the forecasted strong winds never turned up so other than some decent rain the drive home was a ‘Breeze’.   :default_coat:

Griff

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Nope the wind was pretty lively here in the Midlands though. 
Good to hear you both travelled well.

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down south here we has a breezy night monday night, and a calm morning, then breezy yesterday afternoon and most of the night.

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Got up this morning to find a section of felt blown off the summer house roof, the pump on the water feature appears to have packed in and the dishwasher is playing up, wish I'd stayed in bed!

 

Carole

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I did notice on my way out that my dinghy had rearranged itself (in a 12 foot square area of garden sheltered by 6 foot hedges all round, and that the bottom left side of my windscreen has acquired a crack, though not unsurprising with wheelie bins strewn everywhere along the road.

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It wasn't 'too bad' in Hertfordshire but I drove to a committee meeting about 40 minutes away in the evening and the puddles and pot holes were dreadful going.  Coming back it was even worse with torrential rain, wild wind and an idiot over taking me on a B road, on a bend when most of the road was covered in surface water!  I got home safely but they didn't deserve to!

I wasn't driving on my own thankfully!

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The view from my office window this morning.

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The campus ring road is between the line of wooden posts in the foreground and the strip of grass, with the river (normally) running past the football field. I missed the excitement yesterday as the river rose, as I was working from home. Several of my colleagues had to wade to their cars. Also missed sight of the white van man, who drove around the bollards that had been placed across the road and the signs indicating that the road was closed, stalled his van and then flooded the inside when he opened the door and then had to wade ashore.

I normally have every sympathy with people whose cars get flooded, but in this instance...LOL.

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12 hours ago, YnysMon said:

The view from my office window this morning.

Come on Helen tell us, football training was still on today right? :default_smile:

:default_xmas2:

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Today commenced a kitchen wall tiling job.  There's about 10 x m2 to do.  The client has chosen a mosaic.  These beauties are a mixture of glass and aluminium.  A real pain to cut.  Pointless trying to score and snap, the glass strips will but not the Aluminium strips.  Therefore every sheet / piece has to be cut on my electric wet diamond saw, moving them slowly through the blade by hand of course.   Mega time consuming.  Problem here is the cutting blade.  One can use a blade designed specifically for glass or another blade specifically for metal.  Swapping blades between tiles is impractical.  So which blade to use? the glass blade but it'll wear it out in no time. Hey Ho, plenty of spare blades on standby then.

I will be on this job for quite a while and it'll cost them an arm and a leg

Griff

 

 

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Those tiles would make my head spin in a morning! Must be difficult to work with.

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No, No, No!!! That would drive me bonkers! OK, more bonkers than I already am! Each to their own, I prefer plain and simple - just like me.

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Look great Charlie but wouldn’t like to pay that bill at £100 per hour😂

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47 minutes ago, Jbx5 said:

Look great Charlie but wouldn’t like to pay that bill at £100 per hour😂

That's Griffs "Mates Rates"

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Look great Charlie but wouldn’t like to pay that bill at £100 per hour 😂     

 

If only - I wish.

I reckon that when I left earlier, I had got about 5 x m2 stuck on.  Decided I'm going to have to go there tomorrow for a half day to commence the grouting.  Can't begin to tell you just how much I'm looking forward to that!  :default_icon_liar:

Griff

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And there’s me thinking those kind of tiles come in large sheets like a normal large tile. Wouldnt they be difficult to keep clean? 

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