Bricklayers fred innit

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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by Col » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:49 am

Morning campers :)
Fair bit of rain scattered about, how's our brickies.

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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by kenbo » Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:47 am

This one’s good now work is finished for the week. :clap

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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by Col » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:00 am

:thumbs :)

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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by The Fenman » Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:50 pm

This one home too been work till 1 then going around acca kar car ring !8D !8D 8D 8D
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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by The Fenman » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:53 am

The day we have dreaded is on the horizon.

Hospital have phoned Jake must have his op in the next two months or he could well choke to death. :(

His windpipe is getting crushed

We also know the full extent off it now as well, its got to be open heart surgary, they need to pop his lung out as well, cut his windpipe pull it out of his heart seal both ends then restart his heart.

Horrid times ahead but he is going to be in the best hands in the world :thumbs

Guess whos going to be spoilt rotten by Grandad in the next few weeks :)
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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by Col » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:58 am

That's hard to even contemplate mate :(
You must all be going through a dreadful time.

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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by The Fenman » Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:35 pm

Nope we are surprisingly all upbeat, we have always know this day will come since he was a month old

No doubt on the day we will be going through it.

Hardest bit for me is looking at him, us/me knowing they are going to cut him open

But hey ho it is what it is innit :x:
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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

Kerrrrpowwwwwwwwww !8D 8D

Aint bothered to look at the other 42 !8D !8D 8D 8D {8 {8
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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

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.

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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:
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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

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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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