Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Hotblack, May 9, 2008.
Not yours is it, Pam?
Seen on BBC news this morning but can't find a link
No, Pam's is the £100,000 one.......................but £99,999 of that went on paint for it mind!
That's funny - I was thinking about going down there today.
Ours is in Walton-on-the-Naze, very close to Frinton-on-Sea.
Come global warming, lots of people are going to have much more expensive ones than that!
Frinton?????? Really???? Incontinent are we???
That's cheap by Dorset standards,
Mudeford (locally pronounced Muddyfurd with not much sign of the "R") is part of Christchurch, just east of Bournemouth.
How anyone can justify spending huge amounts on what is basically a shed, has more money than sense IMHO.
I suppose they will say that they now have a holiday home, but do they have to pay council tax on it?
Not council tax but I do pay the council £400 a year for mine - not quite sure what I get for that as I own it lease hold so all I can assume is it's a type of ground rent as there's no lighting, waste desposal etc.
There are hell of a lot cheaper in Sussex then - mine cost a tenth of that a couple of years ago so I suppose it might have gone into five figures by now.
Next door I have a couple from Sheffield. I convinced them that people buy them so they can get their kids into a decent school in the local catchment area. I must sound sincere!
We pay ground rent on ours, Garry, so that's probably where your £400 goes.
People who holiday/go to the beach in Frinton are perfectly normal. It's the folk that live there you have to watch out for. Did anyone see the documentary "The Curious World Of Frinton-on-Sea"? I am so scared of the woman in the curios shop. I can imagine the immortal line "This is a local shop..." being spoken by her.
not one of these is it!
That's actually based on a shop quite near mine - it's closed 11 months a year, has a single snowglobe and a shire horse in the window and a lot of pegboard.
But aren't they part of our cultural heritage? Seems no different to forking out squillions on old Cold War bombers. And if somebody wants to pay for it, let them.
Yep! I know they only pick the really loony ones to make more interesting(??) telly. It was a bit of a giggle though.
Frinton? As in;
"I don't know why you keep looking upward when you mention mother - you know perfectly well she's living in Frinton with a sailor."
"That's a terrible thing to say! That's a bloody terrible thing to say! Soap-and-water. Do you think my wife would have left me? Do you think your mother would have left me? She loved me as I loved her. Good Lord! Do you think your mother would have gone off to live with some dirty matelot in Frinton? She worshipped the ground I walked on!"
"She liked the ground, but she didn't care for you, father."
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