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Teabag
Maj Gen
Maj Gen
Teabag

Number of posts : 960
Age : 69
Localisation : Merseyside
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Wildenrath Detmold
Registration date : 2008-10-30

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PostSubject: Chicken   Chicken Icon_minitime1/6/2011, 21:33

I need to paint the front of my house. Only a normal semi and it is pebble dash. Trouble is that there is a bay window and a smaller one which means there are overhanging eaves. Straight walls don't bother me so much but having to stretch to reach something fills me with fear. It is bad enough hanging on for dear life without doing that.

Strange thing is that if it was the rear of the house which is flat, I have no problem going up a ladder and it is the same height, it's just these damn bays/eaves.

What is more laughable is the fact that for the first four years after leaving school, I worked on roofs and looking back, health and safety of today would have had a duck egg if they could see the risks we took back then.

What is it about getting older and taking less risks? It's not as though we have that many more years to look forward to and even if we did, it will probably be years of arthritis, bladder problems and the like anyway. You would think people would be less worried, not more. Am I the only chicken?

P.S. Stand off ladder thingy is no good in case anyone was going to suggest it. You have to see it to understand.
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"john boy"
Maj Gen
Maj Gen
Chicken 890-95

Number of posts : 939
Age : 57
Localisation : shrewsbury
Cap Badge : acc
Places Served : aldershot/albermarle bks ouston-father LI- gib- berlin NI- lemgo- colchester- shrewsbury-tidworth left82
Registration date : 2010-12-30

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PostSubject: Re: Chicken   Chicken Icon_minitime1/6/2011, 21:49

Teabag wrote:
I need to paint the front of my house. Only a normal semi and it is pebble dash. Trouble is that there is a bay window and a smaller one which means there are overhanging eaves. Straight walls don't bother me so much but having to stretch to reach something fills me with fear. It is bad enough hanging on for dear life without doing that.

Strange thing is that if it was the rear of the house which is flat, I have no problem going up a ladder and it is the same height, it's just these damn bays/eaves.

What is more laughable is the fact that for the first four years after leaving school, I worked on roofs and looking back, health and safety of today would have had a duck egg if they could see the risks we took back then.

What is it about getting older and taking less risks? It's not as though we have that many more years to look forward to and even if we did, it will probably be years of arthritis, bladder problems and the like anyway. You would think people would be less worried, not more. Am I the only chicken?

P.S. Stand off ladder thingy is no good in case anyone was going to suggest it. You have to see it to understand.

Get the MRS to do the hard part simple affraid lol!
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john mcmillan
WOI
WOI
john mcmillan

Number of posts : 125
Age : 73
Localisation : HUYTON, MERSEYSIDE
Cap Badge : RASC/RCT
Places Served : JOINED JTR RHYL JAN 63-64l Mulhiem/Hilden 64-65/ RAF Seleta 65/RAF Kuching 66 000000000000000000 JTR RHYL JAN-DEC 1963 , YEOVL JAN-MARCH 64, 17 COY MULHIEM / 17 SQN. HILDEN , RAF SELETA NOV 65 ,, RAF KUCHING JAN - APRIL 66 ( GSM BORNEO RAAF Butterworth 66-68/RAF Changi 68 RAF Colerne/RAF Lyneham 68-70
Registration date : 2008-03-19

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PostSubject: Re: Chicken   Chicken Icon_minitime1/6/2011, 21:54

know what you mean teabag , i sent nearly 5 years throwing packis out of aircraft flying around with the doors off , now two steps up a ladder and I'm bricking it , Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Chicken   Chicken Icon_minitime1/6/2011, 23:05

Your not on your own there.
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steve jones
Capt
Capt


Number of posts : 210
Age : 67
Localisation : Christchurch, NZ
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : AAC Carlisle, Bielefeld, Werl, Munster, Arborfield
Registration date : 2008-04-08

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PostSubject: Re: Chicken   Chicken Icon_minitime1/6/2011, 23:23

I have done well over 1,500 skydives, but I cant climb a ladder to save my life. and yes it gets worse as i get older. Soon i will have to give up my platform boots.
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Shelldrake
FM
FM
Shelldrake

Number of posts : 3029
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

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PostSubject: Re: Chicken   Chicken Icon_minitime2/6/2011, 08:07

john mcmillan wrote:
know what you mean teabag , i sent nearly 5 years throwing packis out of aircraft flying around with the doors off , now two steps up a ladder and I'm bricking it , Embarassed


How did they feel about that? Very Happy
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brum
FM
FM


Number of posts : 2808
Age : 78
Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
Cap Badge : RA/QOH
Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

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PostSubject: Re: Chicken   Chicken Icon_minitime2/6/2011, 09:22


Such a waste !

They could have been employed painting the front of Teabag's drum ! alien
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Teabag
Maj Gen
Maj Gen
Teabag

Number of posts : 960
Age : 69
Localisation : Merseyside
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Wildenrath Detmold
Registration date : 2008-10-30

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PostSubject: Re: Chicken   Chicken Icon_minitime2/6/2011, 10:17

brum wrote:

Such a waste !

They could have been employed painting the front of Teabag's drum ! alien

There's an idea, what do Poles charge these days?
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Shelldrake
FM
FM
Shelldrake

Number of posts : 3029
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

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PostSubject: Re: Chicken   Chicken Icon_minitime2/6/2011, 11:46

Too late Teabag, they have all gone back to Poland - the wages here are crap! Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
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Dolmetscher
WOI
WOI
Dolmetscher

Number of posts : 130
Age : 85
Localisation : Bedfordshire
Cap Badge : RAPC
Places Served : Devizes, HMS Ariel, Winchester, Mönchen-gladbach, Osnabrück, N. Ireland, Ashton-u-Lyne
Registration date : 2010-11-07

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PostSubject: Re: Chicken   Chicken Icon_minitime2/6/2011, 13:43

Teabag wrote:


What is it about getting older and taking less risks? It's not as though we have that many more years to look forward to and even if we did, it will probably be years of arthritis, bladder problems and the like. anyway. You would think people would be less worried, not more. Am I the only chicken?
I think it's called infirmity. Smile
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BobG
Lt Col
Lt Col


Number of posts : 330
Age : 80
Localisation : Northumberland
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Rotenburg, Verden, Liebenau, Hohne, Hamm, Duisburg, Minden, Hannover, Fallingbostal, Kuwait, UK, HK, USA/Can.
Registration date : 2008-02-27

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PostSubject: Re: Chicken   Chicken Icon_minitime2/6/2011, 17:46

Same problem, got to get up and clear the gutters but waiting until I can get enough of the neighbours to hold the safety net, or better still get one of them to do it for me.
Bob
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gingerjim
Col
Col


Number of posts : 487
Cap Badge : raoc
Places Served : blackdown brackley , belgium . viersen
Registration date : 2011-03-21

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PostSubject: Re: Chicken   Chicken Icon_minitime3/6/2011, 19:50

i dont even have to climb two steps to fall over, usually a blade of grass will suffice, ginger
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Teabag
Maj Gen
Maj Gen
Teabag

Number of posts : 960
Age : 69
Localisation : Merseyside
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Wildenrath Detmold
Registration date : 2008-10-30

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PostSubject: Re: Chicken   Chicken Icon_minitime3/6/2011, 21:47

I'm not a total coward, despite the e-coli outbreak in Germany, I am drinking Becks bier. We all have to make sacrifices.
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Dolmetscher
WOI
WOI
Dolmetscher

Number of posts : 130
Age : 85
Localisation : Bedfordshire
Cap Badge : RAPC
Places Served : Devizes, HMS Ariel, Winchester, Mönchen-gladbach, Osnabrück, N. Ireland, Ashton-u-Lyne
Registration date : 2010-11-07

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PostSubject: Re: Chicken   Chicken Icon_minitime3/6/2011, 22:02

Teabag wrote:
I'm not a total coward, despite the e-coli outbreak in Germany, I am drinking Becks bier. We all have to make sacrifices.
A man after my own heart. Smile They don't make 'em like that anymore.
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Teabag
Maj Gen
Maj Gen
Teabag

Number of posts : 960
Age : 69
Localisation : Merseyside
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Wildenrath Detmold
Registration date : 2008-10-30

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PostSubject: Re: Chicken   Chicken Icon_minitime4/6/2011, 14:21

I can safely state that Becks Bier is free of the e-coli bug. A sample of six bottles was carried out will no ill effects. Okay so I am a lightweight these days but I enjoyed them.

Things you do for England (Britain).


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"john boy"
Maj Gen
Maj Gen
Chicken 890-95

Number of posts : 939
Age : 57
Localisation : shrewsbury
Cap Badge : acc
Places Served : aldershot/albermarle bks ouston-father LI- gib- berlin NI- lemgo- colchester- shrewsbury-tidworth left82
Registration date : 2010-12-30

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PostSubject: Re: Chicken   Chicken Icon_minitime4/6/2011, 16:03

It's not in the bratwurst either ate some last night and I'm OK lol!
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Dolmetscher
WOI
WOI
Dolmetscher

Number of posts : 130
Age : 85
Localisation : Bedfordshire
Cap Badge : RAPC
Places Served : Devizes, HMS Ariel, Winchester, Mönchen-gladbach, Osnabrück, N. Ireland, Ashton-u-Lyne
Registration date : 2010-11-07

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PostSubject: Re: Chicken   Chicken Icon_minitime5/6/2011, 07:59

Teabag wrote:
I can safely state that Becks Bier is free of the e-coli bug. A sample of six bottles was carried out will no ill effects. Okay so I am a lightweight these days but I enjoyed them.

Things you do for England (Britain).
That's what I like to see, a thorough investigation backed up by facts. Smile Not easy, but I suppose somebody has to do it. Your citation is in the post.
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PostSubject: Re: Chicken   Chicken Icon_minitime5/6/2011, 08:36

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(Britain).

Was that an afterthought Teabag??? Laughing You ruined my day.Iwas getting ready to play the racist card Laughing
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Teabag
Maj Gen
Maj Gen
Teabag

Number of posts : 960
Age : 69
Localisation : Merseyside
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Wildenrath Detmold
Registration date : 2008-10-30

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PostSubject: Re: Chicken   Chicken Icon_minitime5/6/2011, 09:51

Gordon. wrote:
Quote :
(Britain).

Was that an afterthought Teabag??? Laughing You ruined my day.Iwas getting ready to play the racist card Laughing

No, I am always aware of Scots, Welsh and Irish and usually say British. It just doesn't go right when you say I did it for Britain really.

I actually shout at the box when they say England when they mean Britain. I'm no nationalist and anyone who has been in the forces knows we were a mixed bunch and no one gave a damn where you came from. Just mates and colleagues.
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PostSubject: Re: Chicken   Chicken Icon_minitime6/6/2011, 06:06

"john boy" wrote:
It's not in the bratwurst either ate some last night and I'm OK lol!

Bratwurst ?, mein gott sir, you will be sprechen das deutsch, yah?

Hope it was from Aldi. cyclops Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Chicken   Chicken Icon_minitime6/6/2011, 08:33

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Teabag wrote:
I can safely state that Becks Bier is free of the e-coli bug. A sample of six bottles was carried out will no ill effects. Okay so I am a lightweight these days but I enjoyed them.

Things you do for England (Britain).

That's what I like to see, a thorough investigation backed up by facts. Not easy, but I suppose somebody has to do it. Your citation is in the post.

I read rather an interesting article yesterday.Briefly,,it said that if you drink iced water the body burns aprox 33 calories heating it to 27 degrees
If we apply this principle to BEER,then i reckon drinking cold beer is a good supplement for weight loss..The trial begins to day

What do doctors know anyway drunken
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"john boy"
Maj Gen
Maj Gen
Chicken 890-95

Number of posts : 939
Age : 57
Localisation : shrewsbury
Cap Badge : acc
Places Served : aldershot/albermarle bks ouston-father LI- gib- berlin NI- lemgo- colchester- shrewsbury-tidworth left82
Registration date : 2010-12-30

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PostSubject: Re: Chicken   Chicken Icon_minitime6/6/2011, 10:07

Beachley Boy wrote:
"john boy" wrote:
It's not in the bratwurst either ate some last night and I'm OK lol!

Bratwurst ?, mein gott sir, you will be sprechen das deutsch, yah?

Hope it was from Aldi. cyclops Shocked

Tesco Very Happy lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Chicken   Chicken Icon_minitime7/6/2011, 00:46

Capt john boy, well we don't have Tesco over here, nor Lidll. We have Aldi, Woolworths, Coles, thats about it. Might try some Aldi bratwurst on ye olde bbq for dinner. Gluten free too.
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"john boy"
Maj Gen
Maj Gen
Chicken 890-95

Number of posts : 939
Age : 57
Localisation : shrewsbury
Cap Badge : acc
Places Served : aldershot/albermarle bks ouston-father LI- gib- berlin NI- lemgo- colchester- shrewsbury-tidworth left82
Registration date : 2010-12-30

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PostSubject: Re: Chicken   Chicken Icon_minitime7/6/2011, 13:25

Beachley Boy wrote:
Capt john boy, well we don't have Tesco over here, nor Lidll. We have Aldi, Woolworths, Coles, thats about it. Might try some Aldi bratwurst on ye olde bbq for dinner. Gluten free too.


Hope you enjoy them Aldi Bratwurat ist good ja sunny sunny lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Chicken   Chicken Icon_minitime7/6/2011, 15:14

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Woolworths?

How come you got Woolworths and we aint??/
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