Bricklayers fred innit

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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by Fruitster » Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:19 pm

kenbo wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:02 pm
After five long years, I’m finally a Premium Bonds winner. Unfortunately it was only £25! *,
Aren't you the lucky sod.

I received £5 worth at Christening, bought another £10 worth back in the early 1970s and have had a total of £25 won since then! I should have cashed them in years ago and bought a half decent bottle of something, but now feel locked in....just in case.
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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by harry_rag » Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:22 pm

£25 for me too. On my best ever run of 17 consecutive winning months. Not bad for a £1,000 holding! ;-)

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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by Fruitster » Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:23 pm

harry_rag wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:14 pm

They do have a Graham Beck SA fizz on offer at £10 from £15 which is reasonable but it's not the regular Brut which is their best offering.
They served Beck fizz up at Mandela's inauguration.
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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by harry_rag » Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:29 pm

Were you there by any chance? Not asked as an entirely flippant question!

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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by Fruitster » Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:41 pm

harry_rag wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:29 pm
Were you there by any chance? Not asked as an entirely flippant question!
Nah. At the time I was working in the City. We watched the event on the box and I had an epiphany, so immediately went round the bookies asking for odds on the Boks winning the Rugby World Cup a couple of years later I think....which proved very profitable. Certainly paid for quite a few visits to the Oyster Bar at Bentleys on Swallow street (I still frequent the place when in town)
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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by kenbo » Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:00 pm

Fooking hell, H, that’s one helluva decent run. As I say that’s our first win and we have the same amount as you. 8]

I was brought about £75 worth when I was christened, Fruity. I’ve never had a penny from them.

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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by harry_rag » Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:43 pm

kenbo wrote:
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Fooking hell, H, that’s one helluva decent run. As I say that’s our first win and we have the same amount as you. 8]
:) I was being flippant/coy about the holding, it's actually "a bit" more than that.

I'd typically expect one or two losing months per year and my best run prior to this one was 14 months in a row. I'm wondering if my luck can hold till year end to reach 20 months and a first ever calendar year without a blank.

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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by kenbo » Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:56 pm

:>

My uncle says he needs a wheelbarrow each month to collect his from the door mat.

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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by harry_rag » Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:32 pm

kenbo wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:56 pm
:>

My uncle says he needs a wheelbarrow each month to collect his from the door mat.
He must have tiny arthritic hands then! :lol

Used to do it that way but just have the winnings credited straight to my bank account now, sod having to pay loads of warrants (essentially cheques) in.

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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by kenbo » Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:11 am

Have you had all minimal wins, H, or have you had some bigger ones? £50 used to be the lowest win before the interest rates tumbled.

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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by The Fenman » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:29 am

My backs killing me :( :( :(
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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by Col » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:37 am

You off work mate.?

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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by harry_rag » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:38 am

kenbo wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:11 am
£50 used to be the lowest win before the interest rates tumbled.
I didn't know that. Stumbled across this fact:

"The highest rate of return on Premium Bonds was between 1 November 1984 and 31 July 1987 where the prize fund rate was 7.75% and the odds 11,000 to one. Currently the prize rate is 1.25%." (Now 1.4%)

Yeah, about 96% of my prizes have been the minimum, with a couple of £50s and £100s and one £500. For the amount I've got I think I'm just beating average luck but the more you hold and the longer you hold them, the closer you're likely to be to the average (unless you scoop the jackpot)!

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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by The Fenman » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:43 am

Done a footing yesterday im just too old for them now

So ive been accaring instead :clap :clap :clap
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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by kenbo » Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:14 pm

Some half decent ones then, H. :thumbs

Leave the hard graft to the real workers, Fenners! ;-)

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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by The Fenman » Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:23 pm

Yeah the young uns fook those trench blocks x-) x-) x-)
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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by kenbo » Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:31 pm

I’ve just seen the dog act from BGT that was on last night. If you haven’t seen it, then look online for it. It was fantastic.

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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by harry_rag » Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:32 pm

Just be careful how you google it! :>

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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by kenbo » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:50 pm

I tried ‘dog insight’ first. You wouldn’t believe what came up! *,

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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by Col » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:55 pm

Just a warning to look after your pets and make sure they are insured.

I had my Jack Russell with a dog sitter over the holidays, and she picked up an eye infection.
We asked the dogsitter to take her straight to the vet, and the vet said it was conjunctivitus and prescribed eyedrops.

When we came back from holidays we continued the treatment, and went back for a second appointment.
We were then told that she had glaucoma, and it was totally unconnected with the conjunctivitus.

As much as I find that very hard to believe such a coincidence, all the advice we have taken, has said the very same.
Anyway the point I'm making is, I only pay a small amount for pet insurance, and this is the first claim I've ever made, but am I glad I had the insurance. :thumbs

Eye drops £70
Pressure test £30 a go
Vet Appointment £35

Sadly we were told today that the worst eye is not getting any better, she goes in on Wednesday to have it removed. :(

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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by The Fenman » Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:40 am

:( :( :(
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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by kenbo » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:20 am

The poor girl. ^/

We insure Ronnie for less than £100 a year. His flea treatment costs us more than his insurance does. 8]

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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by Janthefish » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:07 am

My son paid over £50 for eyedrops only to find out they're the same as human eye drops which cost a couple of quid in chemists.

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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by Hoofhearted » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:50 am

As you may know I have until recently had one of my ex racers at home.

I know compared to “normal” pet dogs it may be slightly different but I’ve heard that many tales about Greyhound owners taking out insurance, happy to take money for years, and then when a bill came about they were claiming it was linked to a previous race injury etc.

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