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#45151 OFFLINE   bub2006

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 01:33 PM

Well I put the post on moderns but it made me grin so hey ho! If I get told to fuck off that's fine but I want a little something to go right for me for once that's why I went for a brand new car.
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#45152 OFFLINE   John F

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 01:36 PM

Well I put the post on moderns but it made me grin so hey ho! If I get told to fuck off that's fine but I want a little something to go right for me for once that's why I went for a brand new car.

 

Brand new is no guarantee of reliability bub, but I'll keep my fingers crossed for you :-)


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#45153 ONLINE   Tamworthbay

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 01:38 PM

Then it isn’t bubs problem and the garage can sort it.

Nice one Bub, hope it’s all you want mate.
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#45154 OFFLINE   bub2006

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 01:41 PM

Thing is it's a motability car so a lot of stress is lifted off my shoulders worrying about repairs, insurance costs etc.
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Posted 16 February 2018 - 02:13 PM

You won't see me carping about you going for a Motability car Bub, that's exactly what we intend to do when the Blob reaches the end.  Top contender at the moment is Mazda CX3, because we need to be able to carry a wheelchair, and we need an auto box with "enough" petrol engine.


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 02:17 PM

From what I've seen it's not so much the size of the engine but the power output these days. The 1.4 in mine is 150 bhp which is same as the 2.0tdi

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 02:37 PM

Saw the south african import 3.0 v6 cortina that lives inside a car parts shop actually being driven, mrs fp was quick on the draw to snap a picture before it passed by

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 02:42 PM

Made it to France and back to retrieve Parkette who was suffering on a school trip. Came home to find she had a £25 win on the premium bonds and Mrs P got a couple of hundred refund cheque from the inland revenue!

Have started new co tract and immediately another old colleague wants a chat about doing some stuff for him too so I might be fully engaged in the next week or so.

And finally I saw this in a front garden in Upminster nearby - looks like a 1.3s that failed its last MOT in March 2010. Tempted to pop a note through the door!

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 03:14 PM

That's good news!  How is Parkette now?


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 03:19 PM

Having had a grump about micro blister on the Mazda yesterday, today I have a grin about it. I have managed to get rid of about 90% of them by heating the area with a towel soaked in boiling water and left on the area, repeat a few times. Not completely gone, but good enough even for a fussy twat like me. Did involve a bit of rubbing action which fealt a bit like work but hey, can't have everything! :)


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 03:39 PM

Made it to France and back to retrieve Parkette who was suffering on a school trip. Came home to find she had a £25 win on the premium bonds and Mrs P got a couple of hundred refund cheque from the inland revenue!


Has the school got cover to pay for this eventuality - after all it was their failure to provide the appropriate staff that led to you having to retrieve her yourself? What would they have done if you couldn't have got her?
My kids aren't going on the France trip as their school isn't competent to look after a pet rabbit let alone kids in a foreign country.

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 03:53 PM

Has the school got cover to pay for this eventuality - after all it was their failure to provide the appropriate staff that led to you having to retrieve her yourself? What would they have done if you couldn't have got her?
My kids aren't going on the France trip as their school isn't competent to look after a pet rabbit let alone kids in a foreign country.


This is something under discussion. The school are claiming we hadn't made them aware of Parkettes issues (basically yeah we have her file but hadn't read it) but to be honest getting her home and settled was the priority. I will consider if it is worth pursuing any sort of refund, I suspect it is pointless and I can't see turning the college tutors against her will help her future grades shall we say.....

EDDY - yup, she is much happier now. Being back in her usual surroundings helps heaps. Sometimes she copes so well we kind of forget her issues until one day they make themselves very much known again. This week was one of those times sadly.

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 04:14 PM

Parky I'm sorry for you and Parkette jnr, having to deal with the situation, not that that really helps :(

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 05:04 PM

Ah no worries. 16 years of being the parent of an autistic child, shit like this is pretty much water of a ducks back!

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 09:36 PM

Nigel Slater doing a cooking visiting thing in Iran

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His taxi driver invited him for dinner

Slater in the back of a 405 :lol:
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Posted 16 February 2018 - 09:43 PM

I seem to have developed a stomach ulcer. This is far from grin-worthy.

 

I drink to relax, it is very very rare I don't have a few beers or cans of cider or a bottle of wine in the evening. I'm probably dependent but whatevZ. I cannot drink any of these drinks it seems without the ulcer taking serious umbrage and putting me in agonizing pain for the entire evening and most of the night. Again, not grin worthy material.

 

However, I read on an NHS web page that while cider, beer and wine making it hurt like mad (yeah, I'd gathered); spirits do not.

 

So here I am with a bottle of rum, to sip without very much pain at all! I even got myself a mini bottle of Kraken rum that I'm about to try. Hooray! I can still drink!


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 09:47 PM

Tell me I'm sinical or sarcastic, but for the life of me I cannot remember ever seeing free range sausages roaming the fields anywhere.

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 11:17 PM

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 11:25 PM

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 11:47 PM

I thought it was Australia .


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Posted 17 February 2018 - 04:17 AM

An outdoor bred sausage

 

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 11:12 AM

Just watching Motorsport TV.After this years WRC Sweden,they're showing the same event from 1986  :-) .I was expecting the RS200s & 6R4s,but just saw the Citroen BX Group B Car  :shock:


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Posted 17 February 2018 - 11:45 AM

Just watching Motorsport TV.After this years WRC Sweden,they're showing the same event from 1986 :-) .I was expecting the RS200s & 6R4s,but just saw the Citroen BX Group B Car :shock:


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Posted 17 February 2018 - 12:32 PM

Just watching Motorsport TV.After this years WRC Sweden,they're showing the same event from 1986 :-) .I was expecting the RS200s & 6R4s,but just saw the Citroen BX Group B Car :shock:

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 12:43 PM

Watching cars 2 with the boy (which is nowhere near as good as cars 1...) and I saw this!

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 02:01 PM

Because of my photographic memory it means I retain useless/useful information so I did a little grin to myself when I saw this Micra on the bay of E's earlier.

 

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Because of the 'ELK' plate and the fact it has the unusual front fogs I remembered that it was the very same Micra that I parked next to whilst visiting the Haynes Museum in 2014.

 

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 02:10 PM

Just watching Motorsport TV.


Retuned the generic satbox last week to find this had replaced the Bike channel.

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 02:14 PM

Watching cars 2 with the boy (which is nowhere near as good as cars 1...) and I saw this!

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I identified the baddie fairly early on in the film from his inlet plenum.

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 05:37 PM

Mrs fps dad is a pain for not cleaning his car, today ive fitted some 10mm wheel spacers and a reverse camera to it for him, so twisted his arm to give it a 2 bucket right un and some polish while i was there so it looks good again, he is adamant that im trying to wear him out but is chuffed with the results

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 06:00 PM

Shoulda bought a brown one
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