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I've never understood why morons like that move to lovely places and naff them up for everyone else.
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Well Dianne, I could say a lot about that but you never know who’s reading.
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We had a couple buy a house opposite the village church & then complain about the sound of the bells. You'd think they'd have noticed the enormous church tower outside the bedroom window before they bought the house... Happily they didn't stay for long.

When we moved here 21 years ago, our next door neighbour was concerned that their cockerels might be bothering us. I said that it was lovely- "It's just like living in the countryside ", I said.
She gave me an odd look. "You are, my dear", she replied. "You are!"
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Hen-Gen wrote:
Sun May 22, 2022 12:22 am
Well Dianne, I could say a lot about that but you never know who’s reading.
:shock: :shock:

I can't believe anyone on here would be offended, Hen-Gen!
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Margaid, that reminded me of coconut matting at school, prickly and nasty.

Someone locally converted a barn, then complained bitterly about the neighbouring farmer, combining etc out of hours, went to court and farmer was told to do farm work in "office hours and not weekends also. Even complained about children in the nearby lane playing outdoors and making a noise What goes around comes around as they say, as the land around them has been bought for the Lower Thames Crossing, so they are going to be surrounded by that on one side and slip roads onto it on other side. They are even losing most of their garden. Wonder if they can get the traffic to move only between 9-5

Here is the field at the back of us looking lovely
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dianefairhall wrote:
Mon May 23, 2022 1:15 am
Hen-Gen wrote:
Sun May 22, 2022 12:22 am
Well Dianne, I could say a lot about that but you never know who’s reading.
:shock: :shock:

I can't believe anyone on here would be offended, Hen-Gen!
It’s one of those unspoken rules in these parts that we can whinge and complain to our neighbours but that you should never criticise your island to off-islanders.
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bigyetiman wrote:
Mon May 23, 2022 11:50 am
Margaid, that reminded me of coconut matting at school, prickly and nasty.

Someone locally converted a barn, then complained bitterly about the neighbouring farmer, combining etc out of hours, went to court and farmer was told to do farm work in "office hours and not weekends also. Even complained about children in the nearby lane playing outdoors and making a noise What goes around comes around as they say, as the land around them has been bought for the Lower Thames Crossing, so they are going to be surrounded by that on one side and slip roads onto it on other side. They are even losing most of their garden. Wonder if they can get the traffic to move only between 9-5

Here is the field at the back of us looking lovely
I can't believe a court would tell a farmer to work only in office hours, Monday to Friday. What planet were they on???? Karma is wonderful.

I used to attend a clinic were, at the age of about 4 I had to walk barefoot up and down a coconut mat, I think to check my gait. It was non-sensical because I sued to try and walk on the sides of my feet because it hurt!
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I dream of having a wild flower lawn. I did let a large area go wild last year, and the year before, and while there were a good number of different flowers in there, they were quickly drowned out by grass. Ideally, I'd like to remove the grass. But, it's a very large area, with no access to get any kind of machinery in there, so I'd have to remove it by hand. I may try it, but by bit over the next few years. Who knows. I suppose I could spray it off, but I'm reluctant to use weedkiller on such a large area! (or at all, although I've had to use a bit here and there this year).
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That could almost be here BYM, if you zone out the trees and introduce lots of tall grasses with seedheads amongst the flowers. Its encouraging though, you don't see many expanses of colour anymore.
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It was lovely to see, acres of buttercups, there are a couple more fields like it.

Talking of madness, the new Thames crossing is cutting through swathes of farmland near us. But they came up with a brilliant idea yesterday, to cut pollution from the new road they will create new acres of farmland nearby to soak up the pollution, by returning brownfield land to agricultural. You do think why not put the road that way then.
A local village where a lot of Thurrock councillors live complained about the noise that would emanate from the road, so they have decided to move the road further right, next to Tilbury which being a deprived area they won't complain. Do feel sorry for people of Tilbury, they have the docks with all the container lorries back and forth, traffic to the warehouses and now this going to add to the pollution and noise.
They kept that nugget hidden until after the council elections and they had been re-elected
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