What have you found lately?

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Post: #105448 Thurston Garden
Mon May 26, 2008 9:11 am

Flo that reminds me of when I was the Quartermaster on HMS Liverpool, working the gangway in Portsmouth Dockyard with my Bosun's Mate. It was lunchtime and all the ships crew were below, eating their lunch or sleeping. The dockyard workers we had onboard would definitely be sleeping. There was nobody on the upper deck.

A crisp tenner blew down the port waist (the upperdeck passage way on the left hand side!) as it blew across the flight deck I chased it and stopped it with my size 10s. Picking it up I went up the port waist looking for the owner. Nobody there. Nobody anywhere! All sleeping!

I had two options. One: make a main broadcast pipe "Do you hear there! The person dropping a ten pound note on the port waist, report to the Quartermaster!" or, two: pocket the tenner.

Knowing the stampede that would ensue if I opted to make the main broadcast pipe, I chose to pocket it. Nobody ever came looking for it either.
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Post: #105456 ina
Mon May 26, 2008 9:30 am

:lol: :lol:

I found a note once in the market square, after an all-night booze up (not me boozing, half the population - I was on my way to work, very early in the morning!). Well, I thought, if they were that drunk, they won't miss it...

And it's amazing how often we get a general e-mail round from reception: an amount of cash has been found in the car park / outside a meeting room / in a certain corridor. I wonder how much of it gets claimed. :? They never say how much it was that was found, so at least that should reduce the number of folk trying for it...
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Post: #105457 mybarnconversion
Mon May 26, 2008 9:34 am

When I was a child I constantly found money in the street - usually pound notes (as they were then) ... it used to make my brother furious...

Now I'm just a terrible hoarder ... latest 'acquisition' must be a lovely 2ft off-cut of an oak beam.

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Post: #105793 happy place
Tue May 27, 2008 3:11 pm

oh happyness found 2 8b4 sheets of 1/4" ply i'm sure its usefull wifes reaction "what do you want that for" my reply "but its usefull" here we go again more tutting about my 'goodies' guess she don't understand







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Post: #105838 Ratty
Tue May 27, 2008 7:22 pm

We discovered that our local recycling centre doesn't accept old tyres and we know that our next door neighbour tinkers with cars ... We currently have 8 tyres, awaiting another 2, for our potato growing projects :mrgreen: What a find!

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Post: #105907 ina
Wed May 28, 2008 7:18 am

Want some more? There's a huge heap of them here on the farm - back from the times when they were used to weigh down silage covers. They are waiting to be disposed of properly... :roll:
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Post: #105950 Ratty
Wed May 28, 2008 10:37 am

Ina - I'll pick them up when I come up to do the washing up :wink:

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Post: #105979 ina
Wed May 28, 2008 12:21 pm

Ratty wrote:Ina - I'll pick them up when I come up to do the washing up :wink:

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It's a deal! Bring a truck... :wink:
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Post: #107592 happy place
Thu Jun 05, 2008 12:02 pm

:mrgreen: i have more goodies but beloved isn't complaining this time .anklebitters think i'm a hero. what did i find a kiddies bike and a scooter going back today for a bike for beloved
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Post: #110866 albert onglebod
Sat Jun 21, 2008 3:18 pm

Golly you lot have been busy whilst I was gone!
I thought I would boast about my new out-of-the-rubbish laptop.
It is running on a linux (teen puppy) external installation to my mp3 player as it has no hard drive of its own .

We were at the university a couple of week ago to collect the boy and it was just sitting there in the rubbish with all the manky old packets and tins .

Having seen a project on the instructables website I thought I'd try to make a monitor with the screen. I couldn't believe my eyes when I plugged it in and there was the bios.

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Post: #111592 Flo
Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:15 am

Chap on one of allotments next to me dug out three Dinky cars during his clearing activities recently and they are quite old ones too, if not quite vintage. Certainly the car models would not be known to the latest generation of toddlers. :mrgreen:

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Post: #111661 Silver Ether
Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:32 pm

My best money find was in a health shop as I went through the doorway and it was folded in the manner that old ladies do I felt really awful about keeping it as I thought of a little old dear doing without... so I spoke to the shop manager and handed it in ... she called me a couple of days later to say no one had come in for it so she took it to the police station ... well a three months goes by .. I had forgotten it and I get a call from the police as no one had come in for the money It was mine to claim so I did ... can you imagine my surprise when what I thought was a tenner turned out to be £40 :cheers: the Goddess was looking after me that day ...

Last week I picked up a cucumber on the car park at the Co-op no one around so i claimed that ... then had to make salad with cucumber added ... I don't really like cucumber, but can't waste it ... hope I find summat better than cucumber next time .. :roll:
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Post: #111692 Ratty
Wed Jun 25, 2008 2:20 pm

A sheep's fleece in a skip! We asked the farmer if we could have it and she was delighted it was going to a keen home!

Oh and I asked permission to rummage in the skip at college for some scrap wood for OH. No decent lengths of wood but 2 metal pails (the old ones you used to have with a big mop!) and some little old glass bottles with labels on (OH was scared I was really going to try to use lead paint but I pointed out I wanted them for display purposes only!).

I love stuff in skips and I feel all good when I get permission for stuff too :mrgreen:
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Post: #112522 Super.Niki
Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:53 pm

just had to reply as I've been lurking on this thread for a while!!

T'other day... I found... a HUGE one of them fold-down bag-that-looks-like-a-bucket things (no.. I have no idea what it's called, about a meter in diameter and about 1&1/2 meters deep!), another big plastic blue bucket-type thing with handles, 2 storage boxes (plastic!) and another random box.... I'm excited becuase I'm moving out and there are PERFECT!! :cheers:

Also from the same bin store one of the security guards "found" a Carlsbro amplifier and has sold it on for about £60... I say "found" becuase he saw the lad plonk it in the bin and asked him why he was chucking it out.. apparently the laddie replied with "because I didn't tell my mum and dad I'd brought it with my student loan... so they can't see it... I have to get rid before they find out!!!" :lol:

I will be investigating the bin store again... moving out if fun! I've gained about 12 cups, loads of crockery, millions of pieces of cutlery, glasses, food, a toaster, a kettle...seriously... I could move out every week! :mrgreen:
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Post: #113105 Flo
Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:45 am

There's this huge great set of raspberry canes on a steep slope on the walk down to the allotment. Lovely big, juicy ones that no-one else is touching. So I've had two large punnets full over the past four days! I can't reach the top ones but I'll take all the ones that I can reach as they ripen. :wink:

Yes I have a trio of canes on the allotment but have to share with the family due to their contributions to the cost. So all extra finds are welcome!


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