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On 04/04/2021 at 04:22, ozleicester said:

Referring back to my lack of handyperson skills... FVCKKKK it... mower blade has broken on my mower, but can i take the fking nut off to replace it?.... can i bollocks!!!

Iy was a cheap shit mower but does the job... i dont want to buy a new mower and just fall into more consumerism but they will charge more to repair than it costs to replace FFS :mad:

edit .. lol just seen this was what my previous gripe was about.. just no progress a week later lol
 

 

Maybe take the opportunity to stop mowing the grass? 

Let it grow - looks good in my opinion,  

and attracts wildlife etc. Also, there's something inherently depressing about our obsession with neatness. 

Maybe it's just me, but I tend to associate the sound of lawn-mowers with the soul-shredding boredom of long-ago Sundays. 

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2 minutes ago, Stoopid said:

Maybe take the opportunity to stop mowing the grass? 

Let it grow - looks good in my opinion,  

and attracts wildlife etc. Also, there's something inherently depressing about our obsession with neatness. 

Maybe it's just me, but I tend to associate the sound of lawn-mowers with the soul-shredding boredom of long-ago Sundays. 

Nah I like to mow it so the balls roll smoothly when I demonstrate me footballing talents 😂

 

Also it a battery mower so it's pretty quiet....plus my granddaughter trips over in the long grass 

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1 minute ago, ozleicester said:

Nah I like to mow it so the balls roll smoothly when I demonstrate me footballing talents 😂

 

Also it a battery mower so it's pretty quiet....plus my granddaughter trips over in the long grass 

Just a thought. I've always found the British lawn obsession quite odd. 

But I get the football point. 

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34 minutes ago, Stoopid said:

Just a thought. I've always found the British lawn obsession quite odd. 

But I get the football point. 

I read something about the "lawn obsession" supposedly, back in the day, only the very rich could afford to have land and not grow anything useful on it, so big "useless" lawns were a sign of wealth and power... this has carried over into our modern society subconsciously :) and we all believe that our lawns demonstrate our wealth and power

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2 minutes ago, ozleicester said:

I read something about the "lawn obsession" supposedly, back in the day, only the very rich could afford to have land and not grow anything useful on it, so big "useless" lawns were a sign of wealth and power... this has carried over into our modern society subconsciously :) and we all believe that our lawns demonstrate our wealth and power

Hmm...Interesting point. Might be something in it. I believe something like 80% of British gardens have a lawn. Because they're so prevalent it's something most tend to overlook or just take for granted. But when you think about it, it is quite odd. 

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42 minutes ago, Stoopid said:

Hmm...Interesting point. Might be something in it. I believe something like 80% of British gardens have a lawn. Because they're so prevalent it's something most tend to overlook or just take for granted. But when you think about it, it is quite odd. 

Why is it odd?

We play football on ours and it’s the perfect surface for it. It’s like your own little private park.

What surface would you suggest would be more useful and less odd?

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Absolutely hate mowing the lawn, but the benefits make it one of those necessary evils. Good to look at, good to sit on and good for things that roll.

 

Is there not a lawn equivalent of those auto-hoovers that cats sit on?

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24 minutes ago, Blarmy said:

Absolutely hate mowing the lawn, but the benefits make it one of those necessary evils. Good to look at, good to sit on and good for things that roll.

 

Is there not a lawn equivalent of those auto-hoovers that cats sit on?

Funnily enough I seen those mowers advertised on tv for the first time last week, cant remember who make them though.

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8 hours ago, ozleicester said:

I read something about the "lawn obsession" supposedly, back in the day, only the very rich could afford to have land and not grow anything useful on it, so big "useless" lawns were a sign of wealth and power... this has carried over into our modern society subconsciously :) and we all believe that our lawns demonstrate our wealth and power

So when I let my lawn grow out that’s my equivalent to excessive bling.

I could go and cut the lawns this morning, but I really want to demonstrate to my neighbours my wealth and power over them! 
Let the lawns grow.

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2 hours ago, Aus Fox said:

So when I let my lawn grow out that’s my equivalent to excessive bling.

I could go and cut the lawns this morning, but I really want to demonstrate to my neighbours my wealth and power over them! 
Let the lawns grow.

Quite the opposite 😊 keeping it neat and short shows your neighbor just how wealthy you are. Stop being lazy and mow your lawn!😂

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9 hours ago, Blarmy said:

Absolutely hate mowing the lawn, but the benefits make it one of those necessary evils. Good to look at, good to sit on and good for things that roll.

 

Is there not a lawn equivalent of those auto-hoovers that cats sit on?

Yes there are plenty now

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4 minutes ago, Corky said:

Not quite sure where to put this but does the coverage of Prince Philip's death need to be on every possible BBC TV and Radio station?

 

Surely BBC One and the News channel can simulcast and BBC Two run to a fairly normal schedule? They are showing the exact same thing currently.

It shouldn't be on their main channels full stop. BBC have a dedicated news channel exactly for it. 

 

It's old people's fault. They'd flip their zimmers if they moved it as they have no idea how to find the news channel. 

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33 minutes ago, Corky said:

Not quite sure where to put this but does the coverage of Prince Philip's death need to be on every possible BBC TV and Radio station?

 

Surely BBC One and the News channel can simulcast and BBC Two run to a fairly normal schedule? They are showing the exact same thing currently.

Agreed. It was on SSN so odd.

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43 minutes ago, Corky said:

Not quite sure where to put this but does the coverage of Prince Philip's death need to be on every possible BBC TV and Radio station?

 

Surely BBC One and the News channel can simulcast and BBC Two run to a fairly normal schedule? They are showing the exact same thing currently.

 

If it was a developing story, I could maybe understand, something like 9/11.

 

However, Prince Phillip is still dead.

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44 minutes ago, Corky said:

Not quite sure where to put this but does the coverage of Prince Philip's death need to be on every possible BBC TV and Radio station?

 

Surely BBC One and the News channel can simulcast and BBC Two run to a fairly normal schedule? They are showing the exact same thing currently.

Why are you watching both channels at the same time?

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12 minutes ago, SouthStandUpperTier said:

Is that because their normal programming is awful?

Unfair TBH. If you're selective, there's a lot of decent stuff on C4. Some excellent documentaries. 

Not for this topic thread to discuss, though.

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