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Good question. Not sure there's anything overly exciting I really want to do that I haven't done already, apart from marry you at the Addies and live happily ever after under the Holte, obviously...

I forgot to mention! After reading this post this afternoon I was in the garden and heard chickens in my neigbours garden. I pooped my head over the fence to see 6 chickens happily clucking around th

Is there anything those barbaric Kanajun colonist,webbed fingered,inbreds wont do to wash the seal blood off their hands?Still I suppose,once you bash the poor little seal buggers skulls in,what's lef

5 hours ago, Villa in Brissiengham said:

Hope all you guys are staying safe and dry. Just seeing the flooding in the north west of the UK is copping on the TV over here at the moment. 

 

Yes Briss , its terrible for those people in Cumbria having their houses flooded out at this time of year ,, luckily in the Birmingham /West Midlands area we don't really suffer from that sort of thing , anyway I'll try not to bore you by going on about the weather but December has been exceptionally mild here , almost unnatural , no frost or snow , If feels like winter has been cancelled this year  , even the daffodils have started to grow  , Although my old man used to always say winters not over till january and feb are out the way

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7 minutes ago, Patrick said:

Yes Briss , its terrible for those people in Cumbria having their houses flooded out at this time of year ,, luckily in the Birmingham /West Midlands area we don't really suffer from that sort of thing , anyway I'll try not to bore you by going on about the weather but December has been exceptionally mild here , almost unnatural , no frost or snow , If feels like winter has been cancelled this year  , even the daffodils have started to grow  , Although my old man used to always say winters not over till january and feb are out the way

It is +4C and raining here... Its December 23rd.... It should be about -15C or colder and snowing.....  We have had exceptionally mild November and December.  We didn't have any snow on the ground until just last week which is also very unusual.  Rest of the week is still going to hang around -3/-2 during the day which is so mild for us.  Hurray for global warming!!! (Seriously) 

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Talking about the Weather.

The Meteorological Office defines the four Seasons of the Year in whole months, starting each Season with the Month in which the Season actually starts.

Winter actually starts on the Winter Solstice, usually December 21st, but due to variations in the Earth's orbit around the Sun the date varies and this year it was 22/12/2015.

Spring starts on the Spring (aka Vernal) Equinox, usually March 21st.

Summer starts on the Summer Solstice, usually June 21st.

Autumn starts on the Autumn Equinox, usually September 21st.

All of the above dates can vary by a day or two either way.

The above Seasons are for the Northern hemisphere; the Seasons are reversed in the Southern hemisphere.

 

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35 minutes ago, Larry-AV said:

Talking about the Weather.

The Meteorological Office defines the four Seasons of the Year in whole months, starting each Season with the Month in which the Season actually starts.

Winter actually starts on the Winter Solstice, usually December 21st, but due to variations in the Earth's orbit around the Sun the date varies and this year it was 22/12/2015.

Spring starts on the Spring (aka Vernal) Equinox, usually March 21st.

Summer starts on the Summer Solstice, usually June 21st.

Autumn starts on the Autumn Equinox, usually September 21st.

All of the above dates can vary by a day or two either way.

The above Seasons are for the Northern hemisphere; the Seasons are reversed in the Southern hemisphere.

 

and yesterday was the shortest day of the year

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24 minutes ago, Larry-AV said:

From reading several of the self-descriptions given by AVillaFan members over the years, this might be of interest ...

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BBC - Football league for overweight men in Solihull launched

 

yeah , sounds alright , be good if you can have a burger and a pint at half time

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Just wonder have any of you suffered from a bad neighbour? I have mentioned this before on site but thought I give an update to my own experience.

It is one of the worst types of torture you can suffer because if you are living on a party wall beside the culprit there is no escape other than to leave your home.

My neighbour who is from the travelling community with five children and with a troublesome history of social disturbance moved into the social housing property next door to me in 2008. Only weeks after she moved in the noise disturbances started which required continual Police attendance. I then had to suffer verbal abuse not only from the lady herself but from her young children and threats from her husband who shouldn't have been there due to the lady receiving benefits on the basis of living as a one parent family on her own.

These incidents escalated to the point were I received the threat 'you are going to get it and get it soon.' Two weeks later at 2.45am I had my front bay window smashed in. Police had previously been informed about the threat and indeed the lady admitted saying it but because there was no witnesses to the attack on my home no action was taken by either the Police or the local housing authority.

My home was attacked again two years ago in daylight with the lady's children firing a football by hand at my back window. This time I went out and confronted the whole family and told them what I would do if it happened again. I called Police who on arrival informed me that because I had confronted the children that the court would see me as the aggressor and probably dismiss the case.

However after seeking advice from my solicitor I started to record the noise and verbal abuse to the point were my solicitor then informed me I had enough evidence to take my neighbour to court through a civil action. Remember this lady was a social tenant but no matter how many complaints I made via correspondence to the social housing body they just didn't want to know.

So I took the social housing tenant to court twice and on both occasions based on the audio provided the court found in my favour granting injunctions against the social housing tenant. I had already given the same audio to the housing association before going to court and I subsequently gave them all paperwork from the court describing the injunctions granted hoping that since the tenant had been breaching the rules of her tenancy agreement they would move or evict her.

Unfortunately the housing association steadfastly refused to take any action maintaining that they couldn't apportion blame in this instance. This was despite all independent evidence proving that their tenant had breached practically every one of the housing association's anti-social behaviour rules and regulations.

I then contacted my local MP who after reading my file contacted the housing association and instructed them to move their tenant by whatever means possible. This request was again refused.

My initial reaction was then to instruct my solicitor to sue the housing association for not following their policies in this matter but before I could do that my solicitor informed me that I had to bring my case to the Northern Ireland Ombudsman for adjudication. Preliminary letters are now being sent to the Ombudsman and I have to wait until the Ombudsman decides whether the housing association has a case to answer to or not?

I am now eight years down the line with this and while I await the system to run it's course noise disturbances are continuing even though the judge gave my neighbour a final warning at our last court appearance.

Furthermore there is nothing worse than after experiencing all of the above that you then have to watch and hear the tenant making improvements to her house when you know she has been found guilty of harassing you and is continually getting away with it.

I've written this post not out of trying to gain site sympathy but really to warn anyone who may have the misfortune to suffer the same circumstances as myself that the current system is set-up to defend the perpetrator rather than the victim. I would not want to see anyone else go through the same amount of stress as you are dealing with it 24/7 and it does change your life for the worst.

Consequently if you ever get a bad neighbour then move!

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Unfortunately Morph the council will do very little about noise and harassment, I do know somebody who got her neighbours evicted because she pushed a verbal argument to the point that one of them assaulted her in front of witnesses, which is what she wanted because that got them evicted.

Arseholes get to carry on how they like, they have little to lose and don't have the brains to give a feck, the system is as likely to turn on you if you retaliate. You can act outside the law and be prepared to deal with any possible consequences or cut your losses and move, as hard as that would be to swallow.

Or have a bit of your own fun with them, if you share a wall then no doubt they have a window within a few feet of your property. You know people are forever leaving the little top window open and an unattended hosepipe can have a life of its own ( especially when its attached to a long stick ) and as you learnt with your smashed windows all you have to do is plead innocence and you haven't got a clue how their clothes on the line got covered in bleach, if her kids love football so much fill one with sand and hope the little b**tard kicks it before picking it up. I'm sure if you put your mind to it you could come up with all sorts to keep you amused, they needn't be a source of stress have some fun with the bastards.

Don't get mad, get even and if the fecker takes a pop at you, you've won.

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Our neighbours are similar albeit it's not the girl that lives there so much as her ex that keeps coming round and starting arguments. He broken in the once so I chased him down the road with a samurai sword at 1am. 

Were having trouble with the neighbours kids across the road playing football in everyone's driveways and they've broke some lights of mine and next door a number of times.  

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