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Banksia

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About Banksia

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  • Birthday 03/06/1944

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  • Location
    Sheffield
  • Interests
    swimming, golf, camping and fishing and entertaining
  • Occupation
    Retired

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  1. Severn Trent water have been doing work replacing water pipes just around the corner from where we live. On Thursday morning they turned off the water supply to our homes at 8am and it was off until 5pm. When the supply came back on my husband and I could hear a leak somewhere. My husband searched in vain but could find nothing so the next morning he rang STW to inform them of our problem. They advised that it would probably sort itself out when the work outside was completed. It's now Saturday afternoon and the leak is still there, we have been worried so once again my hubby did some investigating. He finally found the leak behind the dishwasher but on the other side of the meter. The leak is not affecting our meter at all so we assume it is not our responsibility. However, as I half expected, we have been told that is is not their responsibility and we have to foot the bill to call out a plumber to fix the leak. Before they turned the water off on Thursday we didn't have a leak and no sign of a problem. It was only after they turned off the supply and then back on again that the leak occurred. Can anyone out there advise me if we have any recourse against STW. We would be grateful for any feedback about this issue.
  2. We were there with my son and his family who were visiting from Oz so we were all over the place looking at the building and chatting. By the time I found out what hubby had paid I had already started drinking it. Otherwise as you say, I would have walked away.
  3. On our way home from a great day out in Derbyshire we called in at the Devonshire Arms in Beeley for a drink. We were staggered when charged over 13 pounds for a beer and a glass of wine. On checking the price of the wine at the bar we were told it cost 9.95. That is outrageous and absolute daylight robbery. Needless to say we will not be going back there. So, be warned !
  4. Does it really matter WHEN we had some pride in our environment. It's certainly missing now.
  5. I feel for you. We had cause to go down Darnell last week and I was absolutely gobsmacked at the filthy litter filled streets. It's like being in a third world country. In the past Darnell was an area where people had a sense of pride in their environment, sweeping around their homes, scrubbing steps and cleaning windows. What is happening to parts of our city ? It is a crying shame !
  6. I'm 69 in June. I have had many milestones throughout my life and will continue to set goals for myself. I emigrated when I was 38, learned to drive when I was 40, got remarried when I was 50, learned to swim when I was 53, learned to play golf and angling when I was 55 and came back home to Sheffield when I was 67. Now am am still swimming and have taken up hiking in Derbyshire. I think keeping life interesting and challenging is important for me. The mirror tells me that I am now a senior citizen but inside I feel full of life. I plan on having no regrets when I shed this mortal coil.
  7. You must walk and drive around with your eyes shut !!
  8. When I lived in Oz I asked if they had mushy peas to go with my fish and chips. The girl serving me was totally astonished that I would want such a weird combination. Some people have no idea !!
  9. Yea, my first husband proposed to me in the Arundel Club when we were waiting for the Fortunes to come on. What a great night that was, loved the group by the way.
  10. I totally agree ! I was also appalled when we traveled on the A57 last week. Now that I know who to contact I will also make a complaint. Maybe if more than one person complains something may be done. Lets wait and see. I must say, in Sheffield Amey were very polite and helpful when I made my complaint a few weeks ago.
  11. I contacted Amey a few weeks ago to make a complaint about litter in the streets. I was told that if a complaint is made they have an obligation to clean up that area, so long as it isn't private property. Blow me down, the street I complained about has been cleaned. So, if everyone complained to Amey something will get done about it.
  12. My sister aged nine was sent to Ash House to convalesce when she was suffering from Rheumatic Fever. This was in the mid forties. So, I do know children were there.
  13. My hubby has. I am from Sheffield but lived in Oz for thirty years before coming back home. Hubby was happy to come here, loves the countryside, history and the pubs. We are very happy, been back 18 months. ---------- Post added 23-03-2013 at 01:27 ---------- I thought this was a fair dinkum question. Sorry I bothered to be helpful when folk are just messing about
  14. My fella went to March the Tailors on the Moor. You could get whatever you wanted on chucky so I guess that was the attraction. Just as soon as he paid for one suit he ordered another.
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