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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Half through the working week, but I cant help but say hurry up Friday! Got a busy weekend ahead so taking it easy throughout the week. Enjoy your day everybody Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Days are beginning to shorten but the workload never seems to ease...this Morning I finished a Radiator cover in the workshop and had it in place before the Queen made her appearance...next a Timber load arrived with the makings of a Pergoda to which I'm building on the Patio complete with Perspex Roofing and Rails..

Spent the Day marking it out and tomorrow I hope to begin cutting...this will all take a few Days but I'm in no hurry...may even leave for the Rainy Days...the last week was spent Mowing-Weeding-Spraying-Painting- even managed to get 2ft cut of the front Hedge down to Shoulder Height... amazing the View it was covering now that its neat and trim it will be easier to maintain...

Tomorrow I'm off with a Neighbour to gather materials he needs for a project...I have a Trailer...when the 2 of us skip off like that its usually for a few hours and a Coffee and Rock Bun is my Fee...always tastes nicer outdoors and finish it off with a Ciggie'...hope the Weather remains fine...it was lovely here today...

Cheers.......Dave.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've been shrouded in fog for most of the day here in North Wexford.....I hope you're all enjoying the sun wherever you are !
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Sive...Fog was always a regular visitor to the Sth East but good Weather always seemed to follow so hopefully that trend will continue for you / us...I suppose your slowly winding down...I have several projects lined up for the Winter Months which will keep me out of mischief...all indoor work for the outside if you get my meaning...

Anyway hope you and yours are both in good Health and lapping up the Beauty of the Sunny Sth East...

Cheers....Dave.

PS...just in after sitting outside for the last 1/2hr on a very mild Evening here in the Nth West...
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Dave, I think it was the whole south coast that was shrouded in fog yesterday, but yes, we can get sea fogs here at times. We've been so ridiculously blessed with the best of Sunny South-East weather since June that any "gloom" is now a shock to the system !
And yes, I am winding down the outdoor work but have lots of indoor ( non-gardening) pursuits to focus on for the next few months. I find a total break from the garden helps me enjoy a renewed energy in the spring.
Enjoy your lovely weather....we have fog here this morning again, but maybe it will burn off soon.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Made up a Timber Flower Box for a Neighbour which was to big for the Car Boot so popped it into the Trailer and drove the short distance to her House...on leaving she asked if I'd have any use for a few Logs...She had some Trees cut down and had no use for them...exit one very happy Neighbour with a Trailer load of Logs...

Made up another Rad' cover with left over Timbers...small one this time and 2 coats of Emulsion...dried in an hour and in place another hour later...

Not doing much else today...later this Evening I'm going to my 1st meeting of the " Mens Shed " here in my Local area...its caught on very well in Country areas so I'm looking forward to it...anyone else involved in it...
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aren't you great, keeping so busy....... and what lucky neighbours to have you. Do let us know what your Men's Shed is up to....such an inspirational organisation......I think the first ones in Ireland were in Wexford....possibly in Gorey, the idea imported from Australia I think.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your spot on Sive...it originated down under...one of my In-laws attends their meetings regularly in his area and its all very informal and they have lots of activity from Gardening-Joinery- Arts-Mechanical and anything else you want to do or if you just want to sit and chat and have a Cuppa...

My In-Law had to take time off work for Family reasons and left him with to many free hours to kill each Day until he heard about the "Shed"...it was his" Saving Grace"...his words...many other Lads were either Unemployed or just wanting someone to chat to...he cannot speak highly enough of them and he does not talk much unlike this Fellah' behind the Computer.

As I'm nearing that age I'm hoping the other Fellah' above will see I'm to busy to answer his call and will pick someone else... Twisted Evil gotta rush now and beautify myself for this meeting...I'll give you a run down later...

Cheers....Dave.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should have remained in my own "Shed"...arrived at the Community Hall only to find a group of Youngsters learning to Dance...sat outside on a Park Bench for 30mins..{ another lovely Evening }.finally inquired from a passerby ...Oh yeah...its the other Community Hall far end of the Village { 1st time I ever heard of 2 C / Halls in same Village }

Arrived at the 2nd Hall...saw a few Lights on but very little Life...drove in to turn around and was approached by a Lad who explained the meeting had been cancelled but I was welcome to have a Cuppa and he'd answer any Questions I had...it transpired that they are not fully operating yet but are trying to acquire a local School that has amalgamated with another thus leaving it vacant...its Parish Property and the PP is anxious to let it long Term to a Community project and the "Shed" fits the bill...

There is another meeting next Week and some Speaker is coming along to bring the meeting up to date and they are expecting word on the School...once they get that they are confident the enthusiasm will return and they can get it up and running...I suppose everyone wants to see a Building that they can put their mark on...so hopefully.next week will bring good news...I'll continue to up-date....
Cheers.....Dave.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's just a bumpy start.....don't worry, I'm sure once you're up and running it'll be a wonderful resource. I think men's needs are all too often forgotten.....women are well able to articulate what they need and so they form support groups etc. It's much harder for men, that's why I thought the whole Men's Sheds idea was just pure genius when I first read about it. Good luck with it.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Sive...I suppose I was disappointed in a way that nothing appeared to have happened in the few weeks they have been operating but as you say these things take time...my visit to the In-laws "Shed" must have spoilt me...

Spent the whole Day cutting the Timber for the Pergoda and managed to make up the railings so now its all like one big Jigsaw waiting to be put together...but have to wait for the Son to drop down to give me a hand I'm not steady on the Ladder anymore.

Another lovely Day here again TG...hope its the same where you are....Dave.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We finally got rid of the fog altogether and had a lovely kind of hazy-sunny day today......and it's still very mild. And the best part of it is that we have no need of central heating yet..... we'll make it through to October yet !
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sive wrote:
..... we'll make it through to October yet !


Not if the Politicians have their way... Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Began putting the Jigsaw together on Saturday and an hour ago {today} I completed the lot-stock-and Barrel...apart from one or two cuts here and there the entire Frame went up without any hitches and now its secure...the Roofing {clear Corrugated Perspex} is ordered and should be here Wednesday and ought to go up in an hour or so...thats another "must do" done...

Next on my list is a covered Verandah to surround the Garden Tool Shed I constructed some time ago only this will be made using Poles to give it the Western look... its something I've always wanted to try and the old Rocking Chair to complete the Picture...

Very windy here today with the odd burst of rain, not ideal for Mowing or Weeding hence the Computing...anyone else into Garden Woodwork or am I a loner in that area...


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dry and warm here so far....I've just finished cutting back all my lavender, a pleasantly soothing job, thanks to the perfume !
It looks like we'll get through to the 9th October before we light up our boiler....the latest start-up date in the past 7 years here. What a wonderful autumn so far !
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