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Ludd

Member since Nov 2008 • Last active Sep 2020

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Yep, shame about that. I will keep checking, as I now have a £65 laptop that can cope with my fancypants high speed planetary camera.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    It’s a brilliant sight tonight, isn’t it? Mrs Ludd agrees. I might pop out later to see if I can get a good view of mars. A bit windy though.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    OK, my biggest stupid idea was to buy a listed 15th century hovel.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Using a Stanley knife to enlarge the hole in the frame for a set of Allen keys while holding the latter in my left hand. When I found the tip of my left index finger on the floor about half an hour later I had a strange sense of familiarity and affection. Also pain and embarrassment.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Nice big moth on the wall this morning

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    I must get out and search for food - a neighbour found this the other day

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I should perhaps add that a listed building that has been properly maintained and doesn’t need to be altered to suit your needs could be fine. The frustrating thing about our works is that about 90% of the cost is remedying damage done by the previous owner, both before and after it was listed and a combination of neglect and abuse. Only a tiny bit of our spend is on making actual changes, and they are minor internal works like taking out a hideous open tread staircase from the middle of the sitting room. We could have saved a hell of a lot of money if we had decided just to decorate over the crimes of the past.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    We bought a grade II listed house with bits dating back to 15th century. Bad condition, hence affordable. Not sure yet if it was an awful mistake, but we are now spending almost as much as the purchase price on sorting out its problems (rotting timber frame, collapsing mud walls etc) and having a complete nightmare with an idiot conservation officer at the council. I’d say avoid it if you can.

  • in General
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    What’s in the box? Floatier Warps?

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    Sari water flop?

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