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Everything posted by blakeyboy

  1. blakeyboy

    Gardening advice required

    I was in Furnace Creek, Death Valley a few years ago and it was 47˚C which was enough. I heard today that somewhere in California has done the highest _minimum_ temperature ever in the Northern Hemisphere: 42˚C in the middle of the night!!!! Can you imagine trying to sleep? I lost a night's sleep once in 34˚C and it was psychological torture.
  2. 'arse-covering time'......! Excellent!
  3. Are you talking about Keir Starmer?
  4. blakeyboy

    Ebay fees???!!?!?!

    My wife sold 20 coin lots last week, which totalled £315. Out of this we got £181....... That's a 47% fee, or is my maths wrong?
  5. blakeyboy

    Ebay fees???!!?!?!

    Actually it's more like 43%, but Erica is waiting for more info on how it's made up....
  6. I sold some Vicky double florins last week, I thought that the 100 years of patina was by far the most attractive part of the coins.
  7. blakeyboy

    Gardening advice required

    Just done me 1000 Forum reputation points. I'm now retiring to the Bahamas. If only....
  8. blakeyboy

    Gardening advice required

    I had squirrels breaking into my peanut bird feeders, until I doused the nuts in tabasco. The pilfering stopped _immediately_ . A squirrel sitting on the fence freaked out, frantically wiping it's face on the fence, trying to stop the burning was hilarious. They never came back.
  9. I think that machine is quite a-peeling. I can only apologise.
  10. blakeyboy

    A parallel universe?

    Hmmm... very interesting. Any similarities between our world and theirs? https://www.wired.co.uk/article/pokemon-card-grading?utm_source=pocket-newtab-global-en-GB
  11. blakeyboy

    ebay clearout

    My wife has put some coins on fleabay. More in the future- having a clearcut and trying to generate some much-needed funds. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/384227244903?hash=item5975ba7b67:g:eUQAAOSww0Zgyxw0
  12. blakeyboy

    More Pennies

    And a good question. I think it's just that it's been under the radar, since the spacings look even, unlike other ones.
  13. blakeyboy

    More Pennies

    Brilliant, Terry! You are an 'EM' specialist now. It does look like the 0 has moved over too. Thanks for that mate.
  14. blakeyboy

    More Pennies

    I think the 9 and the 0 move over. I think Terry did one of his exerguial montages?? or was that a Depeche Mode album?
  15. blakeyboy

    More Pennies

    Don't think so- I see loads like this when looking for a nice one like Terry's. Sometimes I've nearly been fooled by the camera or lighting angle, but this is head-on.. I think the 9 and the 0 on the 1901Ac have floated over a bit too.....
  16. blakeyboy

    More Pennies

    Wow Terry you got one- better than mine too!!! Nice one. A rarity- I've never found one on ebay, only in accumulations as a surprise.
  17. blakeyboy

    unable to post links?

    I can't link to ebay stuff- i just get the 403 and give up. What does 'disable the inline preview' mean?
  18. This is a new one on me - our teacher never tortoise....
  19. blakeyboy

    Coin cabinet

    It's driving him and his girl crazy. They've worked their arses off and have saved up 30K, unbelievably, and this was nearing enough to be what any lender required, and now it's not enough. This is in Milton Keynes, and I'm looking at places in Worcestershire to move into maybe, and the prices there are ridiculous. Mind you, my engineer and his girlfriend pay £1700 a month for a basement flat in Stoke Newington. That's £20k plus per year....for that sort of cash I would expect to be able to see Valetta Harbour out of the window....
  20. blakeyboy

    Coin cabinet

    I recall Savills forecasting in March a 21% increase in house prices by 2025. Their rationale seems to be that prices rise when there is growth, even when the growth occurs after a trough. Growth changes how people feel, and this feeling drives the market. I have a friend saving for a deposit for his first house, and he's so fed up since the market is accelerating away from him... Whether there is then a slump is crystal ball territory. I'm trying to buy something better at the moment, but at my age I ain't got time to hang around...!
  21. BoomBoom and BoomBoom!!! I had my second jab this morning, and I asked if I could play sax in my mate's band this evening, and they said I'd be fine. I told them that I couldn't play the saxophone when I woke up this morning, so this was a brilliant unexpected side effect.... Unbelievably, none of the health workers had heard this old chestnut before, and fell about.....
  22. All fine after the first jab, until one o'clock in the morning, when I basically caught the flu, and was in bed the next day. Also my arm was very sore for two weeks. Second jab tomorrow morning....:-)
  23. ...a system still used in Kidderminster to this day....
  24. Hmm I wondered this last week, looking at a pile of shillings and florins etc. No-one seemed interested, even when nickel was through the roof. it's still maybe double the copper price, so maybe it's the nickel content thats being checked?
  25. blakeyboy

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    ...Iain Duncan Smith?...no, wait, where are my glasses....