Diary Monday 9th May 2016

Photo taken by me – pub sign for The Railway Hotel, Newton Heath  – Manchester
Preston, England
May 10, 2016 9:08am CST
After a fairly relaxed job search morning, I noticed again that our window cleaner still isn’t actually cleaning the windows that he is paid to do by my mum. She won’t fire him because she has no other window cleaner at present but as he isn’t doing them anyway I’m not sure why she still insists on paying him. I headed to the library, and enjoyed the bright sunshine. On the way back I shot another Youtube of a pub sign, the local Railway Hotel in Newton Heath, Manchester. The filming drew the attention of a passing cyclist who stopped to listen to my live narration, though he was courteous in not making any noise to ruin the take. I had a nice chat with him afterwards. Back home I edited my writings and made a file of the contents of my numerous note pads to help me find what notes are in which pad. I helped fix my mum’s TV too, which amounted to switching it off and back on again for her. Arthur Chappell
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@Inlemay (16512)
• South Africa
15 May 16
They like to use the Trains in their posters - railways should I say, reminds me of the pub in Kimberley.
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• Preston, England
21 May 16
railway station pubs often opened alongside the stations so their history is intertwined @Inlemay
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@Inlemay (16512)
• South Africa
22 May 16
@arthurchappell it seems that way - I have never seen that anywhere here in SA
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• Preston, England
22 May 16
@Inlemay surprising as travellers often want a place to chill and get food / drinks after long rail journeys or while waiting for connections
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@celticeagle (118210)
• Boise, Idaho
10 May 16
Why don't you wash the windows for your mum instead? You are working and probably need the money.
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• Preston, England
10 May 16
@celticeagle I wouldn't charge my mum to do such a task and we don't have such a ladder
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@celticeagle (118210)
• Boise, Idaho
11 May 16
@arthurchappell ....I see. Just being facetious anyway.
@teamfreak16 (41149)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
10 May 16
Does the window guy just pretend that he's doing windows, or does he even bother showing up?
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• Preston, England
10 May 16
@teamfreak16 he pretends as even when in the rooms he is supposed to be doing he often never appears on the other side of the glass
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• United States
10 May 16
that really is a nice sign and I'm sure the cyclist was interested in what you were saying
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• Preston, England
10 May 16
@Marilynda1225 he was genuinely impressed by what I was up to
@JohnRoberts (56659)
• Los Angeles, California
10 May 16
That's a beautifully done sign. Great graphics. More recent vintage, I assume.
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@Marcyaz (35672)
• United States
10 May 16
That is interesting about the Railway Hotel and the man who you had a nice chat with later on. Glad you were able to help your mom also.
@Jessicalynnt (47846)
• Centralia, Missouri
10 May 16
better idea, why can't she pay you to clean them, I bet you'd do a much better job lol
@LadyDuck (156721)
• Switzerland
10 May 16
I am glad that the TV fixing was an easy one. I like this sign, it's very nice.
@marlina (73887)
• Canada
10 May 16
It doesn't make sense to pay someone to clean the windows and paying him and the work does NOT get done. You should have a talk with your Mom.
@jaboUK (53917)
• United Kingdom
10 May 16
Lol - I think even I could have fixed that TV! Does the window cleaner just not do it properly, or does he not even try?
@Corbin5 (105876)
• United States
10 May 16
Wonderful job on that TV fix! It is a shame that the window cleaner is being paid for doing nothing.
@WorDazza (10106)
• Manchester, England
10 May 16
There's a job in IT waiting for you somewhere