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#5961 Griff9of13

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 05:54 PM

Last night while watching the Wire Wigan game we were served our beers by John Parrott's daughter.

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#5962 Wolford6

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 07:12 AM

There is a new Welsh-symbols  £1 coin ... circular not faceted.


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#5963 stimpo-and-kat

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 06:56 AM

I may have allowed my cat to eat curry sauce. Im dreading the smell later...

#5964 WearyRhino

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 09:56 AM

There is a new Welsh-symbols £1 coin ... circular not faceted.


Is it a burning cottage?

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#5965 ckn

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 03:59 PM

There's an annual TV show event in the US called PaleyFest.


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#5966 Tiny Tim

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 04:38 PM

There's an annual TV show event in the US called PaleyFest.

 

That would explain his absence.


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#5967 stimpo-and-kat

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 03:33 PM

Ive been told that on monday im expected to attend a H&S briefing on enhanced site risk assessments. A fact and a briefing im sure will be wholly uninteresting.

I'm not sure how I'll sleep sunday knowing its coming...

#5968 WearyRhino

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 05:13 PM

I'm not sure how I'll sleep sunday knowing its coming...


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#5969 ckn

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 09:16 AM

I won £100 of iTunes vouchers last week in a charity raffle.  I decided to treat myself to the full box-set of the Sopranos in HD as well as a few other things I've been meaning to buy for a while.  The download speed from Apple isn't exactly what you'd call fast in these days of fibre connections.


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#5970 timtum

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 05:59 PM

I'm just breaking in my final pair of Doc Martens which I found upstairs while clearing up.

 

Final because:

 

  • with the wear I'm likely to give them then they probably will last my lifetime
  • I can't afford another pair (£110 !!!)
  • I can't imagine going through the agony of breaking another pair in ever again

 

Ow, ow and bleeding feet.


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#5971 Grollo

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 06:03 PM

I sprayed my first pair of docs silver. I don't have a clue why.


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#5972 stimpo-and-kat

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 06:12 PM

My bike is off the road until i get new tyres. Current tyres are bald after 390 miles of riding

#5973 Futtocks

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 07:53 PM

I'm just breaking in my final pair of Doc Martens which I found upstairs while clearing up.

 

Final because:

 

  • with the wear I'm likely to give them then they probably will last my lifetime
  • I can't afford another pair (£110 !!!)
  • I can't imagine going through the agony of breaking another pair in ever again

 

Ow, ow and bleeding feet.

I'm a recent convert to Timberland. The first pair I bought were ridiculously comfortable, and I walked about two miles in them the day after they were bought. The second pair had more padding around the top of the ankle area, and I made the mistake of setting off to work in them before they were properly broken in. OUCH!

 

They're fine now, but my lesson was very much learnt.


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#5974 Wolford6

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 08:43 AM

You want to try Arco safety shoes. In the end, I think your feet must just give up and reshape themselves to fit the shoes.

;)

 

To be fair, once you are used to them the shoes are really comfortable and last for years.

 

I'm also currently using De Walt suede safety trainers. Really good and really comfy from day one.

 

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#5975 ckn

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 09:00 AM

The trick I learned in the army to break in proper working/walking boots, except for the steel toe-capped ones, is to soak them thoroughly.  Get them absolutely drenched inside and out, stick on two pairs of socks then wear the boots around tightly laced up for at least a few hours until they're substantially dry, retighten the laces if they start to loosen.  Depending on the boots, it can take a whole working day for them to dry out enough.  I know some people who swore by sitting in a warm bath with the boots on for an hour or so then doing their day job untl the boots dried.  Change socks a couple of times during the day though to give a good start to the custom-fit process.


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#5976 zorquif

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 10:10 AM

Healthily and safely?

 

Surely that will be Monday's kip - after the briefing...



#5977 MikeW

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 11:09 AM

Considering I work in IT I really must stop seeing the ad banners that appear on websites and thinking, "That's a coincidence, I was only looking at them the other day"



#5978 Futtocks

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 02:21 PM

The trick I learned in the army to break in proper working/walking boots, except for the steel toe-capped ones, is to soak them thoroughly.  Get them absolutely drenched inside and out, stick on two pairs of socks then wear the boots around tightly laced up for at least a few hours until they're substantially dry, retighten the laces if they start to loosen.  Depending on the boots, it can take a whole working day for them to dry out enough.  I know some people who swore by sitting in a warm bath with the boots on for an hour or so then doing their day job untl the boots dried.  Change socks a couple of times during the day though to give a good start to the custom-fit process.

In one of Spike Milligan's war books, he's suffering with a new pair of boots and a veteran advised him to "urinate (not the word he used) in yer boots, lad. That'll sort 'em". Your method sounds less fragrant.


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#5979 ckn

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 03:57 PM

In one of Spike Milligan's war books, he's suffering with a new pair of boots and a veteran advised him to "urinate (not the word he used) in yer boots, lad. That'll sort 'em". Your method sounds less fragrant.

Much like the tweed making process, urine helps with the softening process for leather.  I think I'd rather stick with soaking them in water...

A properly broken in pair of boots that are then conditioned with a leather conditioner can be ready for some very long walks in a very short period of time.  Just don't expect a good shine on them if you condition them.


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#5980 Wolford6

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 04:26 PM

In Halifax, early woolworkers used to take buckets of urine to work, to wash and soften the wool for processing.


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