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#48091 OFFLINE   meggersdog

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 06:25 PM

Got into work this morning.Just parked up and I get "have you got a minute" from the guy in the next but one unit.Yeah sure I wandered across."come and have a look at what my brother has bought me"

Only a Trabant 601 Combi on Bulgarian plates, that's what.


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#48092 OFFLINE   Richard

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 06:39 PM

I lost the examiner on my bike test and he had to pull a slightly illegal manoeuvre to get to me when he found me.
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#48093 OFFLINE   Wack

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:33 PM

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#48094 OFFLINE   Tamworthbay

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:50 PM

I know someone who did their bike test with the instructor following in a car. First thing he did out of the test centre was filter down a busy dual carriageway & got out of sight of the instructor. If he can't see you make a mistake you can't fail.... worked too :D


Same on my bike test, I just got a few instructions then a wait by the side of the road and then the same again. I passed.
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#48095 OFFLINE   beko1987

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:04 PM

She changed instructors after the fail because he liked holidays too much , his wife was a teacher so they went away for a month last August , couldn't fit round her test appointment because of another holiday so he got binned

second instructor she really liked, when she booked the test the instructor gave her a list of times and dates to avoid because at certain times of day on the test route various groups empty out, slimming world etc , it's detail like that you want in an instructor


My instructor was ace. I booked 2 hour lessons, and afterwards, he lived in Slough and a friend lived in Maidenhead, so we would finish the lesson in Wycombe, then he would snap out of instructor mode and let me just drive to Maidenhead, chipping in where needed.
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#48096 OFFLINE   Zelandeth

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 09:52 PM

Took the van out for a run this afternoon. Okay...run is a bit of an exaggeration. A gentle amble.

Still put a silly grin on my face as I trundled along at 50 ish, bouncing gently over the road surface that tends to shake fillings out of your teeth in modern cars.

She's slow, noisy, rusty and handles like a bowl of jelly...but I can't help but smile when driving this thing.

...was originally thinking I'd get a year or two out of it before the repairs to the cab became necessary as they'll likely cost a fortune (windscreen and dash out at least), but now can see me just saying "sod common sense" and getting it done.


This is almost everything I missed about driving buses, but at a slightly more manageable size.
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#48097 OFFLINE   catsinthewelder

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 10:20 PM

I knew a guy that used to be a Magician , part of his act involved his wife who was tattooed with a full deck of cards, all 52 

 

Unfortunately he had to give the act up when she developed an alcohol problem, he couldn't deal with her  

 

I preferred the answer given to 'name a sequel to a popular song'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wipe off Eileen


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#48098 OFFLINE   Bren

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 10:43 PM

Just got back from the Manchester arena.

Saw Paul Simon. His farewell tour.

I have been to quite a few concerts - but tonight I was seeing somebody who is truly gifted. He did 2 hours 35 minutes with no interval.

There sre a generation of musicians who sadly are coming to the end - we will not see their like again.
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 02:01 AM

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#48100 OFFLINE   twosmoke300

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 05:45 AM

Just bought my sensible winter car . Naturally I didn’t make my life easy
2008 c5 1.6hdi estate from auction with a horrendous vibration / misfire .
Naturally it was cheep like the budgie and looks stunning in black with the privacy glass .
I hated the early c5 but reckon the later ones are stunning looking as an estate car .
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#48101 OFFLINE   meshking

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 06:25 AM

I do like that era of c5, I was tempted by one at auction years back but it went over what I had available.

I had a phase 1, which I sold at 100k, which according to the mot history is still going and has never had even an advisory 10 years and 120k more.



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#48102 OFFLINE   twosmoke300

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 06:31 AM

Its basically a 407 underneath - coil springs all round


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#48103 OFFLINE   Wack

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 08:05 AM

Just got back from the Manchester arena.
Saw Paul Simon. His farewell tour.
I have been to quite a few concerts - but tonight I was seeing somebody who is truly gifted. He did 2 hours 35 minutes with no interval.
There sre a generation of musicians who sadly are coming to the end - we will not see their like again.

I think we will , you just have to veer away from mainstream music , I saw Alex Cornish live a few months back , one man band , during his 2hr set he played keyboard,guitar and violin without missing a note , writes all his own songs just never made it to the big time but from my point of view it's great because £10 gets me into an intimate venue to see an artist I really like with 100 or so other people
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#48104 OFFLINE   SierraMikeHotel

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 08:19 AM



There sre a generation of musicians who sadly are coming to the end - we will not see their like again.


I'm really sad that you feel that way. There are loads of talented young musicians and bands around - perhaps not in the mainstream though. Go to some folk festivals (I'm doing Wickham and Cropredy this year) and you're bound to find something good.
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#48105 OFFLINE   chodweaver

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 09:50 AM

I'm really sad that you feel that way. There are loads of talented young musicians and bands around - perhaps not in the mainstream though. Go to some folk festivals (I'm doing Wickham and Cropredy this year) and you're bound to find something good.

Add Deerstock to that list. And in fact anywhere that you can find the Guerilla Stage set up.

I agree with Bren on Paul Simon, he has been a joy to have on the music scene, but imo there are lots of properly talented young musicians on the small clubs and festival scene. Not all of them want to hit the big time in the traditional sense - they can keep control of their lives and their art by engaging with smaller audiences, at smaller venues, and through smaller distribution companies. Their output is no less fantastic for it. Spiros Abatis, Mk1 Soundsystem, Dan Gascoigne, Cats Charis, Luna and the Moonhounds, Fangtrouser, Si Hayden, Nick Harper. There are so many quietly* getting on with playing the shit out of their instruments.
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 01:02 PM

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#48107 OFFLINE   Cavcraft

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 01:40 PM

Just enjoyed a pretty epic game of Wrong Skip Roulette at work. Successfully managed to litter pick two bags of general rubbish and lob them in the wrong skip, right under the nose of Bin_Hitler.
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#48108 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 03:58 PM

I've just found this useful guide for anyone on a collection mission.

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 06:01 PM

I'm not just happy, I'm fucking damn near delirious.

Van through the Mot with 2 advisories.

Ball joint, which I had already ordered, and a top strut, which I also sort of knew about.

Been in touch with my 305 parts dealer, the infamous, Despair and Tired ,about the strut top.

With luck they could be sorted next week.

Don't like advisories. A bit OCD.

It looks like shite on the outside but I don't fuckin care.


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#48110 OFFLINE   omegod

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 06:18 PM


I have been to quite a few concerts - but tonight I was seeing somebody who is truly gifted. He did 2 hours 35 minutes with no interval.

There are a generation of musicians who sadly are coming to the end - we will not see their like again.

 

Heads up ,David Crosby is coming to Manchester soon, a genuine living 60's  legend and well worth seeing before he croaks 


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#48111 OFFLINE   Timewaster

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 06:19 PM

Just got back from the Manchester arena.

Saw Paul Simon. His farewell tour.

I have been to quite a few concerts - but tonight I was seeing somebody who is truly gifted. He did 2 hours 35 minutes with no interval.

There sre a generation of musicians who sadly are coming to the end - we will not see their like again.


Did you get a wristband, my man?
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#48112 OFFLINE   catsinthewelder

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 07:11 PM

I'm not just happy, I'm fucking damn near delirious.

Van through the Mot with 2 advisories.

Ball joint, which I had already ordered, and a top strut, which I also sort of knew about.

Been in touch with my 305 parts dealer, the infamous, Despair and Tired ,about the strut top.

With luck they could be sorted next week.

Don't like advisories. A bit OCD.

It looks like shite on the outside but I don't fuckin care.

 

Great news on the pass ;) 

 

If you need anything from Tom then I can bring it down on Saturday.


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#48113 OFFLINE   puddlethumper

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 08:03 PM

Great news on the pass ;)

 

If you need anything from Tom then I can bring it down on Saturday.

Tom's having a rummage in his pants department so hopefully he'll be able to sort it.

Saturday would be great if it can. I presume you're going for breakfast then ?



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Posted 11 July 2018 - 08:33 PM

I'm not convinced that I'll make breakfast but will be heading for the show and the field of dreams afterwards.

 

I'm not sure I want to know what Tom has in his pants but happy to bring any Pug bits.

 

;)


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 09:37 PM

Popped over to see quicksilver and slowsilver today and admired Bob the Renault 6 in it's bizarre train-liveried form. Pleasure to meet you chaps! 


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 10:11 PM

Stepdaughter's feelings for him are definitely on the wane so I think he's going to get dumped soon anyway!

 

 

She finally dumped him this evening. He showed up at her work when she finished but wouldn't walk with her to the bus stop as he 'had to go home on the train'. Bloody train station after the sodding bus stop she uses! Mrs D went to pick her up as teary and angry. She was ranty at first but is now really chilled and actually spent the evening with us both in the lounge watching the footy and the repeated crap on Dave.

Turns out Madam has been dating 2 girls and another boy which neither Mrs D nor myself knew about over the last couple of weeks, which obviously told her it was over between her and the Nancy boy. Fair play, she's now almost an adult, and as such finding out who she is and who/what makes her happy (As long as we don't have to buy a pram in 9 months time for her)


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 01:48 AM

Work grin.

 

The lead rider (closest thing I have to a boss, and my only 'higher up' below the regional setup guy) is a Hungarian immigrant with not too many friends outside his own kind, and has taken really well to me and another guy at work (that also holds me in very high regard somehow, and has also quickly become a good friend regardless of work).

Hell, he's offered me some FOC bike parts as he respects my Frankensteining, and a fucking sub-let if I need it after uni.

 

I don't get how I do it...


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 03:28 AM

Freshly Washed Jaguar

 

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And have some artsy fartsy shots

 

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 06:55 AM

Just realised that I totally forgot to mention this when the eBay listing was live. Couldn't not share it while it still exists:
 
Anti-gravatical saucer (unfinished & untested; does not fly).
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 09:46 AM

Listing was ended because aliens beamed the inventor up, clearly

 

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