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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
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Wednesday, 29 July 2015

THIS IS LIFE. (29/07/15)

I love it here but whenever the outside world intrudes I despair. If it isn’t one thing it’s another. This morning I did my monthly shop. Bread was fifty percent cheaper in Morrisons than Aldi and so were grapefruit. Chicken quarters were half the price in Aldi and Aldi sardines were cheap so I guess it’s well worth shopping around. I like Aldi and I like the lad selling the Big Issue who sits by the trolleys. He is better dressed than I am but he still gets my trolley pound as last month he lent me a pound for my trolley.

Dithery Dave is appointing a lot more disGraces;  he announced this revelation in Singapore. Perhaps he thought he was far enough away not to be brought to account. He is still in the northern Hemisphere by a degree or so. I am sure he promised to reduce the size of government but maybe increasing it doesn’t count if it is announced far from home. I can’t see him building a new shed to pop them all in; he looks fit to drop when out for a walk. I blame Samantha. More expense on top of their pay rise. I think it would be a good idea to means test MP’s salaries, that way at least the working class ones could get paid and the silver spoon brigade could show the rest of us how altruistic they are.

Morrisons roast in the bag thinghies are half price, nearly as much as chicken quarters in Aldi but I deserve a bit of luxury.

Has anyone noticed that Amazon put the price of books up if you start reading a series? Happen it’s just me being paranoid. I have been reading a few whodunnits by Kate Ellis and they have doubled in price. I’ll read somebody else and see if they come down again.

I got back to inspect the work on the combine and see it needs a new injector pipe and a drive belt. I can see me having to silver solder the new injector pipe to the old olives. I bet Andrew is wishing he had never found the oil leak. I just love refurbishing stuff when I’m not paying for the bits. I could really go to town on this machine with Ken’s money. I was looking in the book and it can process three tons of grain an hour. Barley is fetching about £1.50 a ton, be cheaper to plough it back in but then what would I do for whisky and beer.

I have done you a quick flower arrangement for today, Tomorrow is gong to be hot so I will cart a hundredweight of gear up to the overgrown pond for lots of dragonfly images and video. I have plenty of sound track that just need synching to moving pictures and I am really looking forward to that job.

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Todays posy is Barley, Smooth Dead Nettle and something else.

Jeremy Corbyn is still doing well and with a bit of luck will be Prime Minister in waiting.

24 comments:

  1. I'm glad the engine is coming along nicely. I'm still not warming to Jeremy though. I'm not keen on his friends now. But saying that I was listening to him last week on the Jeremy Vine (radio 2)and he was incredibly articulate despite some hostile questions aimed at him.

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    1. Douglas, he is someone to hate or someone to inspire belief that the system we have can work. He will scare the shit out of Cameron and hopefully show the world what democracy is. I will give up all hope if he fails, if I weren't so old I'd take to the streets. What the hell I am old so have little to lose so will, at least I will have followed my conscience.

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  2. Posy? Flower arranging now? What is happening in the world?

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    1. Carol, I'm not an Aussie man. I can show my feminine side with pride. I bet a pound to a penny if you deigned to visit I could prove that I can flower arrange and screw....Well maybe, I am old.

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  3. Please elaborate on "trolley pound"...are you serious? Over here Aldi's shopping carts cost a quarter, 25 cents, roughly equivalent to a shilling, to use.

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  4. Bob. A pound sterling is nothing these days. You get the coin back when you park it.

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    1. We get our quarters back as well. But I was gobsmacked that a trolley rents for a pound instead of a shilling.

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    2. Bob It's to dissuade folk from pushing them into rivers and canals.

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  5. You had better get that antique combine sorted soon. Last Thursday on my walk near Hooton Pagnell they were already harvesting.

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    1. YP, the barley here is still a few weeks away from being ready. A few days of hot weather would help.

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  6. A beautiful arrangement! Do you mean that you must leave a deposit for a shopping cart? That's a new one on me! Oh well. Don't forget the used books from outside sellers on Amazon. They can't raise those prices...

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    1. Bill only at the discount supermarkets. I don't buy real books just Kindle ones.

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  7. The stores have become more devious than ever in their advertising. We have one that advertises a certain line of products for 20% off. They show pictures of these products in the ad, If you read the bottom of the ad it has only one product number so only one of the products is for sale.

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    1. Red. it is almost impossible to get all the cheapest offers. The prices swing about too fast.

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    2. Well that was a very different post of ramblings and I loved that your femine side came out in the end with that lovley posy for us.

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    3. You are welcome Margaret.

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  8. I guess the way to test Amazon would be to get someone else to see what KE costs for them. I assume you'd need to get into amazon.uk.

    Edit: Well duh, I can do that, even from Canada. I see her paperbacks being ~8.99 for the most part: some a little less and some a little more.

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  9. I think what they often do at Amazon is lower the price on the first one or two in a series to get you started, and sometimes also on the next-to-last one when there is a new one coming out... (I have to buy my Kindle ebooks from the US but I imagine that the UK probably does the same thing).

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  10. That's a post worth of the Adrian of Old: witty, irreverent and delicate all at the same time (well, perhaps the delicate bit is new). You must be the only person in Britain to have borrowed money from a Big Issue seller. One helluva interest rate you are paying though: you'd have been cheaper going to Wonga. As for barley fetching £1.50 a ton surely you can't be serious? It must cost more in diesel alone to harvest a ton of the stuff.

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    1. Graham, he is a grand lad that sells the Big Issue.
      It should be£150.00/tonne. Still not very much.

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  11. Ah. Dead nettles. I used to chase the little girl next door with them, pretending they were real nettles. It was great fun. What a horrible child I must have been, but they make a very pretty nosegay

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    1. Frances, that is cruel. I used to tell my sister that nettles don't sting this month.

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