We lent our neighbours.....

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  1. Puddleduck

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    We told our neighbours we were thinking of getting another motorhome and they said they were thinking the same so I lent them a couple of magazines.

    They brought them back this morning and said they would not be getting a "dormobile" as they hadn't realised how expensive they were and they might not like camping. I just thanked them for returning the magazines, kept a straight face until they left.
     
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    Dormobile......oh so 70's :Laughing:
    Nearly as bad as my workmate calling my RV a caravanette. :Angry:
     
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  3. Puddleduck

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    I'm waiting to see what they say when we buy ours and bring it home.
     
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    Careful they don't ask to borrow it :BigGrin:
     
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  5. Puddleduck

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    They won't as they are strict vegetarians and we eat meat
    :shout:
     
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    we had a run in with neighbours down the road when their grandchildren came to visit and kicked a football off the side of our van. they wouldnt believe me when i told them how much a replacement window would cost them. their attitude was its only a bit of plastic and such a waste of money buying a big gypsy van like that. at least i know what they think of us :Rofl1: boring old fartes that they are
     
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    Right.......So your workmate talks to you.......Have you mentioned that in B&Q?? They might have a chatty ladder for sale as well..:BigGrin::Wink::Wink:
     
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    Well I talk to all my tools..... they don't usually talk back but have been known to bite me now and again. :Rofl1:
     
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    Bloody Pi**ys :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Our last van was a PVC. When we got the coach built our neighbor said "Oh, you've got a proper one".
     
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    Not having any myself I was just wondering...

    Do some folk pay too much attention to what their neighbours think?

    Do some folk try to get "one up" on their neighbours?

    Is it some sort of contest I don't understand?


    JJ :Cool:
     
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    Yes, Yes and Yes. :Smile:


     
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    I just pretend they dont exist, well most of them.
     
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    I have the same problem with football :RollEyes:
     
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    We get on very well with our neighbours and do pay attention to what they think as we do with all our friends. We certainly don't try to get "one up" on them though and neither do they with us :Smile:
     
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    Absolutely agree with this one. Our neighbours are marvellous, only problem is they're even older than us, so may not always be with us.
     
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    1) That appears to be the case especially with one of my neighbours who refuses to come into a house where there are only females present in case he tarnishes their reputation.

    2) Definitely. Mr and Mrs Dormobile are always telling us about the cruises they have been on aboard what they term "our ship". They are also very full of their own importance - and of the importance of everyone they know. If it wasn't so pathetically sad it would be comical.

    3) I don't understand the rules either.
     
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    We've got 4 properties which are immediately adjacent to us:

    Neighbour on the North West corner is a widow in her mid/late 60s (I think!) who has some major medical issues (transplant, immune system etc) so we tend to keep an eye on her. Some days she's fairly amenable, others she can be a 'witch'! So far in the last 12 months we've trimmed a very, very large thorny hedge which she then decided she wanted about 4ft cutting off the height which took ages, even with a chain saw! Then helped to weed a large gravelled area at the side of her bungalow and other odd garden jobs. When she locked herself out and we ended up breaking the bottom panel in her back door to gain access then I boarded it all up, supposedly temporarily, but did such a good job she hasn't bothered putting glass back in (it looks better too :Blush:). I've taken her to church etc a couple of times when her car refused to start and hubby has sorted some bits and pieces for her too, such as touching up the scratches on her old car and also her new one which she'd only had 3 weeks before she managed to scratch it! He's also fixed the plumbing under her kitchen sink when it came adrift and done other odd bits and pieces too including sorting out her computer - she said she'd bake us a lovely lemon drizzle cake for Christmas ... we're still waiting, although I didn't ask WHICH Christmas:RollEyes:!

    On our South West corner we've got the "picklers"! They make their own pickles, chutney and jams and are a very nice couple.

    On the East side our previous neighbour was great and we often fed and took care of her dog if she was away for the day/overnight, and kept an eye on her property for her. Our new neighbours seem to be nice and very down to earth - he owns a laundry business locally and his wife has just opened a shop selling beauty products/supplies next to it so they've been very busy and we haven't see much of them so far, however our 'first' meeting was when we sold something to them! :RollEyes: This happened because our neighbour next to him (2 doors down from us) came round to buy a petrol chain saw, our 'new' next door neighbours (our other neighbour's sister and brother-in-law) came round for one too! We've also met their Mum who lives just round the corner and she's very nice too.

    On our South boundary we have the 'pillocks'! They own a food supply/catering company of some sort; the wife isn't too bad but the husband is totally up himself! The kids used to be little s*ds too. We've had lots of 'letters' from the husband wanting us to do stuff/sort out things he's not happy with, some stuff we weren't planning on doing anyway, other stuff we just ignored as he was being an idiot (nothing new there!) but if he wants to waste his time writing a letter then so be it! He even tried to 'nick' the end of our garden saying that it was his until we put him right - we still see the previous owners of our bungalow whose family divided our bungalow's original plot up and built the pillock's bungalow, along with a few others so we could get the full story from them and were able to tell him to go forth and multiply! :thumb: We've had a lot of trouble with him over the years but fortunately he's quietened down now.
     
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