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General Discussion / Re: A lovely day
« on: April 01, 2017, 05:43:21 PM »
Night Scented 'Catchfly' Has a white flower which opens in the evening


General Discussion / Re: A lovely day
« on: April 01, 2017, 05:41:40 PM »
Finally got around to it, been a tad busy  ::)

Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Royal Mail
« on: March 31, 2017, 08:47:08 AM »
Having worked for Royal Mail in the past i was involved in the barcoded mail and been inside many a mail centre, local sorting office and even some of the big air mail units including Heathrow....the amount of mail flying around at any one time is huge so as you say its unlikely that the odd blip isnt going to happen. Costs are going up and whilst Royal Mail have to serve the whole country the others can pick and choose where they deliver to.

 Was once told that some of the competitors will actually use Royal Mails service to reach some outer areas like the top of Scotland etc.

I'm sure they do bransoj even with the Royal Mails rising costs it's probably still cheaper for others to use them for far off destination.
Have to admit I post my Christmas cards to people out of my area whilst others I can give personally. I only send two or three ecards!

I'm managing to avoid it on there - anyone know how things are going - ?

Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Royal Mail
« on: March 31, 2017, 08:16:49 AM »
It's a mammoth task I suppose Umpire to get all the mail out without some blips - doesn't make it anymore pleasing though when it's something special which is apparently - lost! Plus the cost has gone up and up for the Stamps and little wonder many have opted for ecards!

Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Hady -
« on: March 31, 2017, 08:14:08 AM »
I suppose if the house hadn't been updated by the time your parents bought it the price would indeed have been reasonable redadmiral.
Have you any idea who actually redesigned the outer shell - or were they built like that?

Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Royal Mail
« on: March 28, 2017, 10:19:51 AM »
Good gracious !!!

I suppose we have hope for a missing birthday card earlier this month then!

Seeing as people are using ecards more these days, instances such as yours and ours doesn't give people much confidence in using Royal Mail

General Discussion / Re: A lovely day
« on: March 27, 2017, 08:22:44 PM »
Yes it was.
I'll try again tomorrow as on small laptop now and no photo's in this one.
I'll let you know if it doesn't work and  will use photobucket

General Discussion / Re: A lovely day
« on: March 27, 2017, 07:48:53 PM »
Was the picture through photo bucket or the link on the site fly?

General Discussion / Re: A lovely day
« on: March 27, 2017, 12:42:51 PM »
Got the greenhouse cleaned out ready for the tomato plants that Our_Lass has grown from seed.
Hope we have better luck than last year, all the tom plants in the green house got something nasty and died  :(

Oh dear hard work for Our-Lass and disappointment for her efforts. Tomato's can easily bet attacked by blight etc.
Sterilisation of the greenhouse before planting is a good idea. Better luck this year!

General Discussion / Re: A lovely day
« on: March 26, 2017, 09:29:53 AM »
One of my tubs

General Discussion / A lovely day
« on: March 25, 2017, 09:31:43 AM »
Frosty this morning with a whit coating over the lawn.
Young flowers in tubs but I've checked and they are ok - phew.

I've bought a few wild flowers and planted them in pots.

My Acer trees are looking a bit iffy so hoping this years cold weather hasn't killed them off as i love Acer's.

Any other garden lovers?

Today at junction of Derby Rd & Storforth lane I almost saw a cyclist come to grief. He was undertaking cars in the left hand lane whilst one of the cars wanted to turn left onto storforth lane - the cyclist wanted to go straight up Derby Rd :o Luckily the cyclist stopped in time because the car driver clearly didn't see him.
To be fair to the cyclist, the car driver did not indicate he was turning left.

I'm going for a lie down........... ::)

If you are now up and refreshed after you rest, why not start a Facebook Blog on this  ;)

I have to agree with all of what's been said.

 There are Cyclists who don't give enough thought to what is happening around them and it is their responsibility as well as the drivers of vehicles to take notice.
On Derby Road some will come on the inside to overtake whilst others on the outside -  eyes in back of A@@@ comes to mind
I was taught to drive by speaking to other drivers by using indicators ( my instructors words )
Also, to look at what is going off several vehicles in front and use my mirrors - that includes my side mirrors, some I think don't use any !

When I have  the wheelchair in the back of the car it does obstruct my rear mirror view a little and so my side mirrors are used more to double check.
I was only explaining this a couple of weeks ago to a  new driver who will soon be able to use the car and take my daughter out, I will be with her for several trips - precious cargo on board  ;)

The little Walton roundabout bugs me as not many drivers indicate and the ones that do sometimes give off the wrong indications!

I also think that putting Pelican Crossings so near to roundabouts isn't good, why did they do that??

I cycled thousands of miles up until the age of about 16. I know all the tricks in the book LOL
Probably why I'm a taxi driver now  ::)

Makes me laugh when I see some of the stories involving cyclists. They all appear to be so squeaky clean  :-X

Such as wobbling about and preventing driver at the back from overtaking.  ::) - Just saying  :-*

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