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RE: Coping with the lockdown

bandicoot (Elite) posted this on Sunday, 31st May 2020, 06:47

Well done R8sso, you and your Dad have done a fair bit of work.

Do you get high winds there? We do as being near the coast, so I had to put in diagonal bracing of our 6ft x 6 ft wooden panels, just by putting additional wooden posts at an angle into the ground. The part of the post that goes into the ground were coated with black tar paint to prevent rot.

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RE: Coping with the lockdown

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Sunday, 31st May 2020, 08:38

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"So I took a few days off after the bank holiday and fenced my entire (~68m) back garden"

Wow that looks a really good job!


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RE: Coping with the lockdown

r8sso (Elite) posted this on Sunday, 31st May 2020, 09:31

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"A bit big for a playhouse.
Outside office?
Workshop?"

It's a junk room at the moment, I'm hoping to get a pool table in there but just haven't pulled the trigger yet, partly because I've got nowhere to put the junk!

I was lucky in that all down one side and the back there was already concrete posts with spare holes so I just needed to brace some timber either side with M10 bolts and the framework was there; only had to dig three post holes.  I had a quote (Essex) of 2800 to do one side and the small partition work which includes a gate.  I bought all the materials for the entire garden for 1700.

No need for bracing yet Bandi but when it starts to fall down in 3 months time I'll no doubt be using loads of those braces!!! :)

RE: Coping with the lockdown

bandicoot (Elite) posted this on Monday, 8th June 2020, 14:21

Walking by our park and amazed to see McDondalds drive through open, cars all lined up with owners getting their burgers. Restaurant was not open. (reduced menu it says on the bill board outside).

Always thought their burgers were reduced in size anyway!

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RE: Coping with the lockdown

admars (Elite) posted this on Monday, 8th June 2020, 19:52

https://www.boredpanda.com/national-cowboy-museum-head-of-security-twitter/

https://twitter.com/ncwhm

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Cowboy Museum Puts Their Head Of Security In Charge Of Their Twitter, And His Tweets Are Hilariously Wholesome
Something to cheer us up since it's all a bit heavy at the moment.

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https://mobro.co/admars?mc=1

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RE: Coping with the lockdown

alfie noakes (Elite) posted this on Tuesday, 9th June 2020, 00:09

Does sound rather setup to me. Is anyone really this guiless nowadays?

One of my favourite twitter feeds was the Shippams paste one from a few years back (a now defunct spoof) had very much a similar naive charm.

RE: Coping with the lockdown

Si Wooldridge (Reviewer) posted this on Wednesday, 10th June 2020, 09:42

https://twitter.com/ryanlongcomedy/status/1270003097193103362

Appears that not all may have to lockdown...

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RE: Coping with the lockdown

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Wednesday, 10th June 2020, 10:26

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"Appears that not all may have to lockdown..."

I think government advisers and various MPs are also apparently immune, including my local one:
https://www.countypress.co.uk/news/18505553.will-resign-read-mps-sausagegate-answers/

Something about a BBQ with journos of The Spectator that scares away the virus too apparently.


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RE: Coping with the lockdown

bandicoot (Elite) posted this on Wednesday, 10th June 2020, 10:49

There are always people bending or breaking the rules.

At the moment McDonalds is only open for those with cars, but if you do not have a car and desperate for a Big Mac, then use your kids peddle car  

RE: Coping with the lockdown

Si Wooldridge (Reviewer) posted this on Wednesday, 10th June 2020, 13:57

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bandicoot says...
"At the moment McDonalds is only open for those with cars"

It's a little silly, the reaction to some of these businesses reopening.  I went for full the other day and there were at least 50 cars queuing for a McD...

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