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  1. From the bit I've seen on the news, Oprah and Megan must be in the running for an Oscar nomination this year, best actress and supporting actress
  2. Me and the wife have just done ours with solicitors , both been married before 4 grown up kids between us. My mother who is 90 had to go into care in last year, early onset dementia which has been a nightmare getting things sorted no power of attorney, no access to her due to pandemic then you get a jobsworth on the phone who comes out with, can your mother come into the bank if not there is nothing we can do. Its been a very stressful experience but we've managed to sort it for now. So we also set up financial and medical LPA for the 2 daughters it was an expense but well worth it
  3. After the pit closed in the 90s the slag heap was grassed over and loads of trees planted, I can remember the slopes on one side being planted in the 70s. It is now a public park and there is one area mainly tall hawthorn that magpies and pigeons roost in through the winter, well sheltered from the wind. At times I have seen 50 plus magpies just before dusk.
  4. Full metal jacket, boot camp South Carolina, give way lines at road junctions on left hand side.
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    Queens Gambit

    Second that, we enjoyed it,
  6. We had a shilling slot on our rented telly, mam never got a rebate, they just used to give us the washers back
  7. Made one for grand daughter a couple of months ago from decking off cuts, drilled plenty more holes in the wood after picture was taken. She was over the moon with it, so was my daughter she had seen one in a garden centre half the size for 30 quid, sent me a picture of a hedgehog house on Sunday (any chance when your not busy dad).
  8. They have had wheels in Aldi (Armthorpe, Doncaster) for last couple of weeks about 12 quid, mate
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    Cold Frames,

    Netting fixed to timber with a hammer stapler and 10 mms staples I also tacked a thin latte around the bottom, the timber is some I cleaned up and about 2x2, made a single row one with wilko netting with thin pipe and timber from a piece of decking I cut on saw bench
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    Cold Frames,

    I rent an allotment from the parish council, the clerk is a proper jobs worth and the rules are enforced with threats of eviction once you have signed tenancy agreement. Only one 6 by 6 ft aluminium greenhouse etc. I managed to get one for free after daughter put an add on face ache for me, then couple of month later was given another so I made it into a 6x2 coldframe and kept the spare glass also made cloches from plastic pipe and scaffold debris net
  11. It's slightly lighter, not pure white just a very slight grey tinge, paired up with a normal woodie
  12. Managed to get some pictures of a white woodie that has taken up residence down the allotment. Photos taken on phone so not brilliant, you can make out the neck bar in the flesh.
  13. 😁 probably, the field had been willows for bio mass for the previous 10 years, that was the first year in with maize, Rhd has devastated the local population with just a few pockets surviving.
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