Well, that's the neighbours upset with us!
We have a monstrosity of a front garden, all paving slabs, stones and crappy bushes. We’ve been here for 11 years and hate it. It also covers both ours and next doors’ front gardens. By all accounts next door we instrumental in getting it put in in conjunction with the previous owners.
Mrs Feet mentioned to next door that we were going to be taking it all out on our side and turfing it to have a nice ‘normal’ front lawn. This was back in October.
Well, the opportunity of doing the aforementioned conversion arose with the long bank holiday and me not having to work, so we informed them yesterday that it was ‘game on’.
Oh dear, she who resides next door is most definitely not amused!!
Well, she’ll just have to lump it ‘cos it’s our front garden, not hers, even though she seems to think she has absolute authority over how it looks.
Funny thing is, all the other neighbours keep coming up to us and telling us how much better it will look! I expect North Korea style rhetoric will be forthcoming from next door soon! I’m finding it all quite amusing, much to Mr’s Feet annoyance 😀Posted 4 years ago
The funny raised square thing in the middle will stay for the moment until next door decide what they are going to do with their side. I believe they will be watching many episodes of ‘Terry & June’ for reference before making a decision.
She next door have now announced that a) your (as in the Feet household) side will look silly and b) she wants a divide put between the two sides. Building a new Berlin wall wasn’t on my original plan, but if it shuts her up…..Posted 4 years ago
This is one of those classic things that distinguishes men from women. When some of previous neighbours got a bit ‘funny’ about something (I can’t remember what), my wife seemed really bothered. I asked her “do you think the neighbours are idiots?”. When she said “yes”, my reply (and my general attitude to stuff like this) was “well if you think they’re idiots, then why do you give a toss what they think?”
Mind you, my wife is a nicer person than me, so maybe she takes this stuff to heart more.
When I was growing up, we had a right pair of miserable sods as neighbours. Sixteen years of non-returned tennis balls, football’s, rugby balls etc. No wonder I laughed my arse off on the one occasion I actually broke their greenhouse with a classic acrobatic volley.
Since I left home, my old man has put up what he calls the Berlin Wall. A floor to ceiling height fence to stop the nosey old bat necking over the fence.
Nowt as queer as folk.Posted 4 years agoTuckerUKMember
Why don’t you go round with a bottle of wine or bunch of flowers, have a chat with her and come to some agreement regarding fence etc
You mean come down off the Higher Moral Ground and compromise? Engage in dialogue? Be reasonable? Show tolerance?
Are you new here? 😉Posted 4 years ago
Nah, they’ll be no bottles of wine or anything else. The guy next door is as nice as they come. She’s fine, just as long as she gets her way.
In the back garden, when we had the old falling down fence replaced she told us it should be a low fence otherwise they wouldn’t be able to see over it and it would spoil their garden. Excuse me??!!!!! A 5 foot fence with 1 foot gravel board was swiftly installed
She also had the hump with neighbours the other side who had to cut down a tree after roots were getting into the foundations. She had the right a-hole over that and still goes on about it even though it was years ago
Anyway, they are properly religious, so should forgive us our ‘sins’ anywayPosted 4 years agotrail_ratMember
World needs more green
Blockpaving looks awful.
A lawn that size will take about 20 minutes to run round. Or maybe 40 minutes doing all the assorted guf like edging and the like.
Do it once a week and it wont take long.
Do it once a month and its. A pain in the tits.Posted 4 years agoeasygirlSubscriber
Ok, just a suggestionPosted 4 years ago
Waste your time winding another human being up over a piece of grass, I’m sure bad karma will repay you in time
But then again you will probably blame that on the neighbour. 😕
I’m half joking, but it astounds me how neighbour disputes go on for years, we have always got on with our neighbours even the more difficult ones, life’s too short to be petty, in my book it is anywayKevevsMember
Why don’t you offer to turf both sides if she pays for it and you’ll do the labour? Then you can chalk up a dividing white line and a mini footy field for a kickabout or proper team rivalry to solve disputes. First to 3 wins. Could you also squeeze in a little terrace?, so the other neighbours could back up their favourite team and shout drunken abuse and chants. The street could save all their pent up anger and bickering till say, saturdays at 3pm! Cos it’s a small pitch, just have smaller goals and use a tennis ball and 2 players aside.Posted 4 years ago
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