Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Bricklayer

On holiday a couple of weeks ago, I was talking to a bloke who said he was a Bricklayer. 
From Google
This came to mind>

Ah daddy was a Bricklayer
but he never plastered no walls
he just loved to live that way
and he loved to use his mortar

Cement is one, sand is four
that`s the way the mix is
but I don`t believe in lying back
saying` how weak your muck is

So we came to build it up
we always loved our trowel
break your back to earn your pay
an` don`t forget your level

Hold the walls up with a tiebar
to make it stay in position
use the right tools and
a plumb lines get precision

Imagine if all the acrow props
would fall out now together
whadda you think they`d want to say to us?
for not using a lintel

someday you`ll meet your wreaking ball
if you didn`t leave a damp proof course
there`s no point to wanna point your joints
when it`s grey and effervescing

Running stretcher bond run
top out boys, for the eves
I can find that hole in the wall
and I know that they never will


Sorry to the Clash and their fans, of which I am one.

Friday, 15 September 2017

I`m been stalked by a Skip company.

5 emails and 2 ‘phone calls in the last 24 hours! From a Skip company. When does this officially become stalking?



Monday, 21 August 2017

When You`re a Gardener And a Sisters Fan

I hear the roar of a big machine
Two pulleys, belt in between
Hot metal and it’s slipped again

Lawnmower down.
Just in case there was ever any doubt I live in a surreal world 

Monday, 14 August 2017

Trying To Make Chris An Apprentice, Didn`T Go Well.



It said on BBC Radio 2, that women who are 62 who cannot yet get their state pension till they are 66 were been told by the job centres to apply for an apprenticeship. My wife is in the band so I wondered if I could make her an apprentice in my company I though there were government grants available.
I Googled apprentices, A long list came up, I can usually understand legal documents and forms, but I am sure that they (The Government) are trying to blind us with science, or just confuse us in the hope we give up. Eventually I found an application form to use apprentices, filled it in and emailed it.
When the people at National Apprentice Service rang me, they were NOT impressed that I was `just looking` for a loop hole to get some money out of the government in lieu of her state pension, which she should have had at sixty!

So that didn`t go well.

Still it was fun to try and take on the system again.
And a good excuse to play this


Friday, 4 August 2017

Drain Exploded


Got to a client’s and found a drain had exploded the day before with all the rain, and lifted off the cover.
It was only surface water which runs into the stream at the bottom of the garden and was running clear when I looked down. The gentleman was away and when his wife had rung him, he said App`y is there tomorrow.

So guess who had to clear it up?

Friday, 21 July 2017

Waited For The Right Time, Place And People.

As I head ever-closer to retirement, I remember at school (Yes 40-odd years ago) a Games teacher said to me “Come out of your shell and join in” … That didn’t  work, but after leaving school I discovered alcohol and Punk Rock, which did. Fast forward to now, I am ‘Post Punk, Post Mortgage and having the best time of my life, whilst I am still Pre Alzheimer’s and Pre Arthritis. That’s why you’ll see me at the front.
(Pic from Gary, taken at a Rhombus gig)

So UP YOURS Mr McLeod !!!!

Bricklayer

On holiday a couple of weeks ago, I was talking to a bloke who said he was a Bricklayer.  From Google This came to mind> Ah d...