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Chris Green
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Newark-upon-Trent
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Posted - 15/06/2008 :  15:50:13  Show Profile  Visit Chris Green's Homepage Send Chris Green a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Figment has gone caravanning with his old converted wagon for carrying the entire family and swamp.

Mind you the weight is enormous and the caravan is permanently mounted on an Antar tank transporter, so it is heigh-ho nonny-nonny no and off to the countryside at a steady 15mph up hill and down dale.

The only difficult part is getting everybody out of the caravan when they arrive and then setting up the temporary swamp, I understand that they are planning to spend a month on the main island of Spaghetti Junction; so many opportunities to improve the diet and so many rare metals and trace elements, not to mention 'Meals-on-Wheels' and the soft, chewy centres.

Regards,
Chris Green
frankgreen2@virginmedia.com
http://chrisgreen.weebly.com/

Service before self

'A Poppy in My Buttonhole' available now SEE:
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http://www.lulu.com/content/2791550

My next book will be "The Crcodile Chronicles" and is projected to be launched 2015 or a quarter past eight in time for Christmas.
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janhedger
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United Kingdom

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Posted - 15/06/2008 :  22:59:57  Show Profile  Visit janhedger's Homepage  Send janhedger an AOL message Send janhedger a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ahh Spaghetti Junction, I watched it being built! Beware of tailgaiting and ex-haustion! Their will be plenty of 'jam' sandwiches though!
Jan

We cannot stop, because if a single one of these men were taken and shot, that would be our fault - Edith Cavell
http://www.janscreativewriting.co.uk/ -updated Aug 17 - with new poems/photo's - video interviews - see PowerPoint slide shows, audio files & my books.
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Tom Mcgreevy
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Ex-English Army ( Ex-pat Geordie ), Berkshire
United Kingdom


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Posted - 15/06/2008 :  23:42:04  Show Profile  Visit Tom Mcgreevy's Homepage Send Tom Mcgreevy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Paula still wants a cuddly crocodile, is your e bay shop open and up and running yet ?

http://im-a-soldier-get-me-out-of-here.weebly.com


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Chris Green
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Newark-upon-Trent
United Kingdom


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Posted - 16/06/2008 :  00:09:19  Show Profile  Visit Chris Green's Homepage Send Chris Green a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oddenstein has taken his spare tank with him, a mere 30,000 litres capacity, he expects to be making a lot of wine.

Although I am told he is only sending his body on holiday, he is keeping his personality firmly locked in my mind - is that a compliment or merely a complementary ticket to the surrealist's ball?

I have been laid up for a few days with a flare up and have had to double up on my medication, last night I had to have 800mg of Tramadol just to get to sleep, though I feel much better today, but the mind is trying to work in treacle or cold gearbox oil.

Whatever, it matters not, humour becomes a serious business and it is no laughing matter nor place for timely joking; humour is a direct result of depression except that one can never admit to being depressed, one is merely in a 'Dip in the Road' (Johnny Hart) or lying drunkenly on one's back - there, but for an 80 foot long paintbrush and a bit of talent, lies thingy who painted the thingy in the other thingy; you know the chap who painted naked children and gave them wings and called them cherubs (are we allowed to mention that (?) in these PC periods).

The 21st century typified by the 30 second knee jerk response to all problems and politics and political decisions based totally on the views of ill-informed minorities and the editors of tabloid newspapers; where has democracy gone?

Done to death by television and the mobile camera and those who can shout loudest and longest.

But, what happens when the majority arise from their apathy and suddenly realise that they have given away their rights by doing nothing and can now do nothing in order to restore the balance.

What does television give us?

600, 700, 800 or 1,200 channels of lowest common denominator programming, each channel trying to sink lower than the rest in their search for maximum viewers while mistakenly believing that because someone is watching a particular programme then they must be glued to the adverts, not so, the 5 minute breaks give me time to make a pot of tea, cook lunch, eat it and washup before the next section of the programme returns and is introduced by a 30 second reminder of what happened in the previous part.

Watch advertisements, duh?

Whole sections of our population are not actually doing anything to support their communities, they are little more than parasites feeding on the whole and whingeing if their unlimited return on shares also demands that they pay out at an unlimited amount as well.

Advertisers who charge unlimited amounts of companies who all presume that because a television is turned on, that someone is bothering to watch these information bursts on the values and reasons for buying product 'x' and yet they ignore the very real possibility that there is no one sitting there.

The whole stock market system, designed to destroy companies and currencies and countries in order to make a few people a bit of money.

"All Hail Thatcher!"

Well we now have Thatcher's children who, like their parents, do not give a darn.

Still these parents' write and complain that someone else is not sorting out their kids...


Regards,
Chris Green
frankgreen2@virginmedia.com
http://chrisgreen.weebly.com/

Service before self

'A Poppy in My Buttonhole' available now SEE:
http://www.rossendalebooks.co.uk/
http://www.lulu.com/content/2791550

My next book will be "The Crcodile Chronicles" and is projected to be launched 2015 or a quarter past eight in time for Christmas.
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Chris Green
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Newark-upon-Trent
United Kingdom


2301 Posts

Posted - 16/06/2008 :  00:40:31  Show Profile  Visit Chris Green's Homepage Send Chris Green a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Tom Mcgreevy

Paula still wants a cuddly crocodile, is your e bay shop open and up and running yet ?




One of the charity shops does cuddly crocodiles - Sue Ryder made out of very soft material, very plush, about 30 inches long and called 'Albert', cost 12.99

Still plodding along with the shop, but got a lot on in june and July so the shop has been taking a back seat, though I shall be putting on a highly specialised camera, later in the week.

Regards,
Chris Green
frankgreen2@virginmedia.com
http://chrisgreen.weebly.com/

Service before self

'A Poppy in My Buttonhole' available now SEE:
http://www.rossendalebooks.co.uk/
http://www.lulu.com/content/2791550

My next book will be "The Crcodile Chronicles" and is projected to be launched 2015 or a quarter past eight in time for Christmas.
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Chris Green
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Newark-upon-Trent
United Kingdom


2301 Posts

Posted - 21/06/2008 :  23:31:29  Show Profile  Visit Chris Green's Homepage Send Chris Green a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Camera is now on - eBay Item # 1902 3103 8281

Regards,
Chris Green
frankgreen2@virginmedia.com
http://chrisgreen.weebly.com/

Service before self

'A Poppy in My Buttonhole' available now SEE:
http://www.rossendalebooks.co.uk/
http://www.lulu.com/content/2791550

My next book will be "The Crcodile Chronicles" and is projected to be launched 2015 or a quarter past eight in time for Christmas.
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Chris Green
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Newark-upon-Trent
United Kingdom


2301 Posts

Posted - 22/06/2008 :  20:00:47  Show Profile  Visit Chris Green's Homepage Send Chris Green a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have several Oddments on order and a couple of Oddensteins, so I shall have to search out a means of making them on a more conventional basis and think that I need people who are adept at using sewing machines.

It is my intention to have a series of Croc's available when The Crocodile Chronicles are published, and the next book Autist will be opening up a bit about them.

Regards,
Chris Green
frankgreen2@virginmedia.com
http://chrisgreen.weebly.com/

Service before self

'A Poppy in My Buttonhole' available now SEE:
http://www.rossendalebooks.co.uk/
http://www.lulu.com/content/2791550

My next book will be "The Crcodile Chronicles" and is projected to be launched 2015 or a quarter past eight in time for Christmas.
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taffy
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Oswestry Shropshire.
United Kingdom


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Posted - 23/06/2008 :  10:50:58  Show Profile  Visit taffy's Homepage Send taffy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hello Chris,Great article on tele adverts, you are so right, and these darn things if you do condecend to watch them, are totally devoid of information as to what is being advertised. Well said. Taffy.
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Chris Green
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Newark-upon-Trent
United Kingdom


2301 Posts

Posted - 23/06/2008 :  19:12:00  Show Profile  Visit Chris Green's Homepage Send Chris Green a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Tom Mcgreevy

Paula still wants a cuddly crocodile, is your e bay shop open and up and running yet ?



Hello Tom and Paula,

I shall have to add you to the list, I'm looking for some people to work from home and do the crocs, but it is very difficult getting people who realise trhat each croc has to be made slightly differently, so that there is no standard way of creating a croc.

People who can machine a hem are loads, people who can create a character out of several pieces of cloth are few and far between.

I shall find the right person/s.

Regards,
Chris Green
frankgreen2@virginmedia.com
http://chrisgreen.weebly.com/

Service before self

'A Poppy in My Buttonhole' available now SEE:
http://www.rossendalebooks.co.uk/
http://www.lulu.com/content/2791550

My next book will be "The Crcodile Chronicles" and is projected to be launched 2015 or a quarter past eight in time for Christmas.
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Chris Green
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Newark-upon-Trent
United Kingdom


2301 Posts

Posted - 29/06/2008 :  01:26:39  Show Profile  Visit Chris Green's Homepage Send Chris Green a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Got 250 for the camera, which is 25 to the Legion, because I give 10% to them from each sale.

Regards,
Chris Green
frankgreen2@virginmedia.com
http://chrisgreen.weebly.com/

Service before self

'A Poppy in My Buttonhole' available now SEE:
http://www.rossendalebooks.co.uk/
http://www.lulu.com/content/2791550

My next book will be "The Crcodile Chronicles" and is projected to be launched 2015 or a quarter past eight in time for Christmas.
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Chris Green
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Newark-upon-Trent
United Kingdom


2301 Posts

Posted - 05/07/2008 :  16:40:13  Show Profile  Visit Chris Green's Homepage Send Chris Green a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Still waiting for eBay to transfer the cash to my bank account, uhh I hate banking systems, each one han ging onto your money like grim death, gone are the days when it was necessity which delayed your payment as it was written in ink with a quill and dusted with sand to dry it. Transported to its destination by coach and horses and then to their bank and transferred to the Clearing Bank and thence by coach to the receiver.

This taking 5 whole days.

Nowadays, with computers that can do billions of transactions a second it takes 10 days and you get charged through the nose for it.

NatWest have made doing a payment even more difficult in that one is issued with a card reader, ostencibly as another level of security, but in reality it is another level of charges.

It has made the online banking system clunky and downright inefficient and I am unable to use it because the keypad is too small and I have no feeling in my hands, keep making mistakes and keep getting timed out as I am trying to do what they want me to.

I think that I shall be ditching NatWest despite having been with them for 18 years.

Regards,
Chris Green
frankgreen2@virginmedia.com
http://chrisgreen.weebly.com/

Service before self

'A Poppy in My Buttonhole' available now SEE:
http://www.rossendalebooks.co.uk/
http://www.lulu.com/content/2791550

My next book will be "The Crcodile Chronicles" and is projected to be launched 2015 or a quarter past eight in time for Christmas.
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Chris Green
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Newark-upon-Trent
United Kingdom


2301 Posts

Posted - 12/07/2008 :  17:40:30  Show Profile  Visit Chris Green's Homepage Send Chris Green a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well the crocs are still away at Gateley, surrounded by 2 railway lines, 2 rivers and 3 canals with overhead cover provided by the 5 levels of the junction with no road actually at ground level due to the marshy ground.

Oddenstein tells me that Figment has had to have a boiler and radiators installed after it took them 17 hours to chip Oddment out of a block of ice, ahhh isn't the summer grand in Britain?

They had some rain yesterday and the swamp over flowed and the Antar was see floating along one of the canals, but they managed to get it back with the help of some otters and their aeroplane.

Figment is planning next year's holiday and they are going to visit an ice museum aka a deep glacier in Scandinavia or Switzerland or someplace where they still have them.

Regards,
Chris Green
frankgreen2@virginmedia.com
http://chrisgreen.weebly.com/

Service before self

'A Poppy in My Buttonhole' available now SEE:
http://www.rossendalebooks.co.uk/
http://www.lulu.com/content/2791550

My next book will be "The Crcodile Chronicles" and is projected to be launched 2015 or a quarter past eight in time for Christmas.
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Chris Green
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Newark-upon-Trent
United Kingdom


2301 Posts

Posted - 28/07/2008 :  22:24:23  Show Profile  Visit Chris Green's Homepage Send Chris Green a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The Crocs have returned from their extended holiday.

Regards,
Chris Green
frankgreen2@virginmedia.com
http://chrisgreen.weebly.com/

Service before self

'A Poppy in My Buttonhole' available now SEE:
http://www.rossendalebooks.co.uk/
http://www.lulu.com/content/2791550

My next book will be "The Crcodile Chronicles" and is projected to be launched 2015 or a quarter past eight in time for Christmas.
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Chris Green
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Newark-upon-Trent
United Kingdom


2301 Posts

Posted - 14/08/2008 :  07:21:19  Show Profile  Visit Chris Green's Homepage Send Chris Green a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Regards,
Chris Green
frankgreen2@virginmedia.com
http://chrisgreen.weebly.com/

Service before self

'A Poppy in My Buttonhole' available now SEE:
http://www.rossendalebooks.co.uk/
http://www.lulu.com/content/2791550

My next book will be "The Crcodile Chronicles" and is projected to be launched 2015 or a quarter past eight in time for Christmas.
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janhedger
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United Kingdom

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Posted - 14/08/2008 :  15:41:18  Show Profile  Visit janhedger's Homepage  Send janhedger an AOL message Send janhedger a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Welcome back the crocs!!
Jan

We cannot stop, because if a single one of these men were taken and shot, that would be our fault - Edith Cavell
http://www.janscreativewriting.co.uk/ -updated Aug 17 - with new poems/photo's - video interviews - see PowerPoint slide shows, audio files & my books.
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