Bricklayers fred innit

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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by kenbo » Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:35 pm

That’s the way to look at it, mate. Kill or cure (without taking it too literally!)

Best wishes to you all. ^/

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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by Col » Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:31 am

Morning campers :)

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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by The Fenman » Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:14 am

Morning general chang :v: :v: :v:

One of my free £2 bets with laddies has paid £150 quidlys

I done a previous treble then when i done the next one i didnt delete the first 3 so ended up with a six timer that copped :clap :clap :clap

leeds btts no

luton btts yes

leicester win

west brom win

peterboro win

newcastle to draw

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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by The Fenman » Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:14 am

Yep kenners thats the way ^/
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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by harry_rag » Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:37 pm

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Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:20 pm
I know what you are saying about the whole decanting thing Harry, but a decent muslin cloth and a nice decanter is all you need. There's something about serving (and drinking) Port from something like a ships decanter that adds to the experience for me.
Picked up a couple of bottles of this to try today, reduced from £27 to £6.

https://www.vivino.com/gb-marks-spencer ... ?year=2007

Not sure if M&S is much of a destination for people on here (too posh for most and too downmarket for Fruity) :lol but they had a small number of very generous price reductions on items they wanted to clear in the run up to you know what (Christmas, not Brexit). I also got a South African Fizz at £5 from £15 and there were bargains to be had in Whiskey and Sherry too.

Worth a look whether for yourself or for presents.

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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by Fruitster » Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:00 pm

harry_rag wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:37 pm
Fruitster wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:20 pm
I know what you are saying about the whole decanting thing Harry, but a decent muslin cloth and a nice decanter is all you need. There's something about serving (and drinking) Port from something like a ships decanter that adds to the experience for me.
Picked up a couple of bottles of this to try today, reduced from £27 to £6.

https://www.vivino.com/gb-marks-spencer ... ?year=2007

Not sure if M&S is much of a destination for people on here (too posh for most and too downmarket for Fruity) :lol but they had a small number of very generous price reductions on items they wanted to clear in the run up to you know what (Christmas, not Brexit). I also got a South African Fizz at £5 from £15 and there were bargains to be had in Whiskey and Sherry too.

Worth a look whether for yourself or for presents.
That's a great price for a very acceptable Port Harry!

Tell me, which S African fizz did you pick up? Steenberg is nice, a tad fruity/sweet for my jaded palate but definitely quaffable. I tend to go for the Pinot/Chardonnay blend. If you managed to grab some Mount Bluff, keep it for Christmas (if you can...I wouldn't be able to of course). Goes well with the festivities and definitely a palate cleanser being a Chardonnay/Pinot blend
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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by harry_rag » Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:14 pm

Fruitster wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:00 pm
Tell me, which S African fizz did you pick up? Steenberg is nice, a tad fruity/sweet for my jaded palate but definitely quaffable. I tend to go for the Pinot/Chardonnay blend. If you managed to grab some Mount Bluff, keep it for Christmas (if you can...I wouldn't be able to of course). Goes well with the festivities and definitely a palate cleanser being a Chardonnay/Pinot blend
It was indeed Steenberg, the Sauvignon Blanc. Must admit I'm curious to try a sparkling version of that grape. Mount Bluff is their NZ sparkler I believe; I'll keep any eye out for any offers on that. I can feel a tour of the local M&S coming on, seeing if there are any other bargains to be had. With a bit of luck I can get the Festive booze in early and cheap!

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.

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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by kenbo » Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:02 pm

After five long years, I’m finally a Premium Bonds winner. Unfortunately it was only £25! *,

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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:
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 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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