Yeti Owners Club banner

1 - 20 of 20 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
523 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
The weather is good so tidying the garden. I've made a friend with a robin who whistles by the garden window and when he sees me, he comes down on the step and waits for crumbs. Today while weeding the crazy paving, he was hopping beside me but his mate is not too sure of me so sits on the fence. Have a look at the butterfly, not seen one like this before. Probally common in other parts.
3566
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,467 Posts
Yes, I have filled the garden waste bin, and now the council has stopped collecting this waste for the forseable future!
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,940 Posts
Pretend it’s a “compost bin”?
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
13,456 Posts
We have a Robin that manages to sit on the bird feeder perch and eat sunflower hearts, I haven't got the heart to tell him he shouldn't be able to do that.
All four plum trees are smothered in bloom, I hate plums so SWMBO better be hungry, the frogs in the pond are getting noisy, I bet they spawn just when we get a frost which damages it, they always do!

 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
4,572 Posts
The butterfly is a Peacock. They seem to be about in numbers around here, brought out by some sunshine (at last) and still winds.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,657 Posts
Another lovely sunny day, so I’ve sanded the garden seats then treated them with Danish oil. Creokoted a small boundary fence and used vinyl care to shine the bike tyres. Earlier I shampooed the kitchen carpet (washable and laid when our previous greyhound skidded on the hard floor and wouldn’t walk on it). So much to do to fill the time. The birds are singing, the pigeons are cooing, children are playing and making happy noises. Yesterday I saw the first bumble bee of the year and flys are returning so soon be time to switch on the Insectocutor.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,940 Posts
The butterfly is a Peacock.
And I thought Peacocks only had two legs? (Say it in an Arthur Shappey voice and you’ll get the meaning.) :) :D
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,940 Posts
... children are playing and making happy noises. Yesterday I saw the first bumble bee of the year and flys are returning so soon be time to switch on the Insectocutor.
Blimey Jimmy, that’s a list and a half! Better not tell SWMBO that’s the level of garden jobs productivity I’ll be able to match, once I’ve retired. Day job still working me harder than ever this week - with lots of colleagues who have never worked from home before, struggling to get to grips and seeking tips. Needing coaching on how the get the best from the VPN links to the secure database, etc.

That, and in between making way too many comments in here! ;):ROFLMAO::rolleyes::censored:

I’ll bet there’ll be lots of parents wishing they could zap the kids with an Insectocutor by this time next week. When they’ve all got Cabin Fever and have exhausted the Netflix account and/or the broadband provider download limit?

Even more, discovering that it was not the teachers who were at fault after all?

Maintaining social distance at the blood donation session this evening is going to be interesting...
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,460 Posts
🤪 done all the garden, washed the patio, cleaned the car/van. was checking beer stocks 😊 for a lazy weekend (y) SWMBO found enough paint for the kitchen 😨 I HATE PAINTING 🥴
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,853 Posts
Yesterday I finally got around to cutting the leylandi hedge at the back of the house. Managed to get about 90% of it done before the old B & D Trimmer gave up the ghost in a cloud of grey smoke. Found the only place to get a new one was from Amazon, as Toolstation and Screwfix have removed all their gardening products from their catalogues. The last 10% is going to have to wait until it gets delivered.

This morning SWMBO pointed to a large pile of cuttings from various trees and shrubs so out with the chipper and filled 3 large containers with wood chips. Those will be used mostly around the 4 raised vegetable beds to replenish the chips put down last year.

This afternoon I completed the forms to become a driver with the local Covid-19 support group. This will mostly be delivering prescriptions and supplies from either the surgery or chemists to housebound clients. Unlike England, in Wales it is being left to each county and Health Board to set up their own schemes, and ours is being organised by the local group that oversees all voluntary groups in the County.

Weather dependent, but the deck needs to be pressure washed, so this might get done tomorrow, then it will need to be treated. And SWMBO has also pointed out some painting that needs doing and 2 nest boxes that need to be moved.

And I was hoping to get some work done on the Midget!!
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
13,456 Posts
This afternoon I completed the forms to become a driver with the local Covid-19 support group. This will mostly be delivering prescriptions and supplies from either the surgery or chemists to housebound clients. Unlike England, in Wales it is being left to each county and Health Board to set up their own schemes, and ours is being organised by the local group that oversees all voluntary groups in the County
Well done that man, I cannot believe the attitude of the Welsh group, round here you would be welcomed with open arms.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,853 Posts
Well done that man, I cannot believe the attitude of the Welsh group, round here you would be welcomed with open arms.
I'm afraid that even if I was keeping a 4x4 I would not be paying my membership fee this year and I hear that others locally are equally unhappy.

The Welsh structure is strange in that there are several regional groups forming the Principality group and it looks like some of those regional groups are now supplying assistance. I'm wondering if it is just Powys that are acting in this manner, and this would tie in with other things I am now hearing. Disappointed as I was one of the founder members of Powys 4x4 Response, and we did a lot of work for numerous bodies.

And today Network Rail have contacted me and asked whether I would be willing to potentially return to work on a 6 month contract providing relief at various Boxes. I have to do a weeks on-line training to refresh my Rules and then we shall see what happens. The money will be nice if I'm back as my old grade!
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,853 Posts
It is beginning to look like we will be shipping the food that the volunteers will be delivering. Not necessarily using our own vehicles as we have several LGV drivers.
Around here food and prescription delivery is being organised by Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations, with whom I've registered, but they need to do CRB, or whatever it is now called, for those carrying drugs. Being very rural and with an aged population there is a lot of those jobs!
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,940 Posts
.. but they need to do CRB, or whatever it is now called.
Possibly “DBS”? Those replaced CRB for the checks that are needed to work with kids, or even work in a place where there will be kids around. The checks that might have prevented Ian Huntley from getting a job a school caretaker, IF Humberside had recorded his previous activities (but those could not be recorded at the time because he was never convicted, just taken in for questioning. Hence wasn’t recorded as a “criminal”.). Not sure why needed to deliver drugs? But DBS checks do cover a whole range of greater detail than CRB did. Hence the name change.
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
13,456 Posts
Yes it is DBS, anyone can request a basic check which will cost £23. An intermediate check is free but someone has to justify that requirement, there is a list of jobs that require it but we do not "fit" any of the descriptions. We work with the Police and several Hospitals, one of the Hospital said we needed them so we said O.K. "validate" our requirement and we will get them done, they changed their minds. The Police are not bothered.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,657 Posts
I had a DBS check to clear me for working on the Santa Specials and for the Alzheimer's Society to enable me to volunteer as a side-by-side helper. Each time you work with a new organisation, a DBS check is required.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,853 Posts
The excuse behind the need for the DBS check seems to be the carrying of drugs. Can't see it myself but if that is what they want they can apply for it.
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
13,456 Posts
You will need to find some paperwork, here is a list of acceptable documents etc, good job you only need a small number of them. Can't remember if it is on the list but you will need your national insurance number.

Acceptable Documents and Routes of Identity

Route 1

The applicant must be able to show:
One document from Group 1, 2 further documents from either Group 1, or Group 2a or 2b, below
At least one of the documents must show the applicant’s current address.

If the applicant isn’t a national of the UK or the EEA and is applying for voluntary work, they may need to be fingerprinted if they can’t show these documents.

Route 2

Route 2 can only be used if it’s impossible to process the application through Route 1.

If the applicant isn’t a national of the UK or the EEA and is applying for voluntary work, they can’t use Route 2. If the applicant doesn’t have any of the documents in Group 1, then they must be able to show:
one document from Group 2a 2 further documents from either Group 2a or 2b

At least one of the documents must show the applicant’s current address. The organisation conducting their ID check must then also use an appropriate external ID validation service to check the application.
EEA nationals who’ve been resident in the UK for 5 years or less may need to be fingerprinted if they can’t show these documents.

IF Route 1 or 2 Can’t be followed, please contact your appointed person for further options

Group 1: Primary identity documents Document

Passport - any current and valid passport
Biometric residence permit - UK
Current driving licence photocard - (full or provisional) UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands and EEA. From 8 June 2015, the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence will not be valid and will no longer be issued by DVLA. All driving licences must be valid
Birth certificate - issued within 12 months of birth - UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands - including those issued by UK authorities overseas, for example embassies, High Commissions and HM Forces
Adoption certificate - UK and Channel Islands

Group 2a: Trusted government documents Document

Current driving licence photocard - (full or provisional) All countries outside the EEA (excluding Isle of Man and Channel Islands) All driving licences must be valid
Current driving licence (full or provisional) - paper version (if issued before 1998) UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands and EEA
All driving licences must be valid
Birth certificate - issued after time of birth UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands
Marriage/civil partnership certificate UK and Channel Islands
Immigration document, visa or work permit Issued by a country outside the EEA. Valid only for roles whereby the applicant is living and working outside of the UK. Visa/permit must relate to the non EEA country in which the role is based
HM Forces ID card UK
Firearms licence UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man

Group 2b: Financial and social history documents Document

Mortgage statement UK or EEA Issued in last 12 months
Bank or building society statement UK and Channel Islands or EEA Issued in last 3 months
Bank or building society statement Countries outside the EEA Issued in last 3 months - branch must be in the country where the applicant lives and works
Bank or building society account opening confirmation letter UK Issued in last 3 months
Credit card statement UK or EEA Issued in last 3 months
Financial statement, for example pension or endowment UK Issued in last 12 months
P45 or P60 statement UK and Channel Islands Issued in last 12 months
Council Tax statement UK and Channel Islands Issued in last 12 months
Letter of sponsorship from future employment provider Non-UK or non-EEA only - valid only for applicants residing outside of the UK at time of application Must still be valid
Utility bill UK - not mobile telephone bill Issued in last 3 months
Benefit statement, for example Child Benefit, Pension UK Issued in last 3 months
Central or local government, government agency, or local council document giving entitlement, for example from the Department for Work and Pensions, the Employment Service, HMRC, EEA National ID card UK and Channel Islands Issued in last 3 months

Irish Passport Card Cannot be used with an Irish passport Must still be valid
Cards carrying the PASS accreditation logo UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands Must still be valid
Letter from head teacher or college principal UK - for 16 to 19 year olds in full time education - only used in exceptional circumstances if other documents cannot be provided Must still be valid
 
1 - 20 of 20 Posts
Top