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1 hour ago, Lord Sterling said:

I did wonder. I mean surely a Scottish 1970s throwback student-type who likes old cars with a general 'I'm uncomfortable around unfamiliar humans'  demeanor cannot not be a part of this forum, surely.

We definitely don't know anyone like that.  But if we did you know they'd be into Triumphs or some such.

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Sorting through my inherited stamp collection and I have found this beauty.

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anyone know what the car is (not the model T)

 

Then I come across this fantastic piece of history.

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A letter from June 8 1717, someone asking the local Lord or Laird for coal clinker

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40 minutes ago, dozeydustman said:

Sorting through my inherited stamp collection and I have found this beauty.

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anyone know what the car is (not the model T)

 

Then I come across this fantastic piece of history.

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A letter from June 8 1717, someone asking the local Lord or Laird for coal clinker

That letter is fantastic!

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1 hour ago, dozeydustman said:

Sorting through my inherited stamp collection and I have found this beauty.

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Nice. Umm al-Qiwain (supposed to be spelt 'Quwain') is in the UAE. The motorway map underneath looka a bit like the spaghetti junction in Birmingham ?

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2 minutes ago, iainrcz said:

Just done 150 miles hooning around the back roads around Stirling.
Found "the Duke's Pass" fucking ace, did it twice it was that much fun.

Maybe, possibly, sort of did a few slides.

Fun in pretty much anything that road.

Also fun, B827 between Braco and Comrie, then to Crieff and up over the Sma' Glen to Amulree and Aberfeldy.

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33 minutes ago, iainrcz said:

Just done 150 miles hooning around the back roads around Stirling.
Found "the Duke's Pass" fucking ace, did it twice it was that much fun.

Maybe, possibly, sort of did a few slides.

I once drove the Dukes Pass from Callander end to Aberfoyle in a 535i manual e34 during winter.

Sheet ice all over, new (at the time, she's still here now) Burd in the passenger seat and wheelspin barely above idle in 4th.

Was on the last 1/2 mile found down into Aberfoyle when I spied they had put a "road closed" sign on the carriageway in the other direction.

There was no sign at the Callander end. Mildly skittery.

 

It's an ace road though - the Burd's Clio 172 is the right size for it and has enough poke for climbing the hills!

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had a grin today, thanks to the youngest niece.

thanks to the yorkshire vet, the yorkshire farm and all creatures great and small, Lucy has decided (realised?) that the north riding is the promised land.

well she is living in Grantham, even in the posh bit is i think, crap. and the kids when they were younger "liked" skegness.....

but i've been able to live here all my life,and i won't be living anywhere else! 

anyhoo, watching all farm-vetty things on the telly has  inspired her want to be a vet. (she is 10 i think)

though she won't "do" cows. she WILL NOT be putting her hand up a cows arse! no, no cows, not ever!

 

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1 hour ago, MarvinsMom said:

had a grin today, thanks to the youngest niece.

thanks to the yorkshire vet, the yorkshire farm and all creatures great and small, Lucy has decided (realised?) that the north riding is the promised land.

well she is living in Grantham, even in the posh bit is i think, crap. and the kids when they were younger "liked" skegness.....

but i've been able to live here all my life,and i won't be living anywhere else! 

anyhoo, watching all farm-vetty things on the telly has  inspired her want to be a vet. (she is 10 i think)

though she won't "do" cows. she WILL NOT be putting her hand up a cows arse! no, no cows, not ever!

 

Calves come out of arses? Never knew that. Good for her, though 

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15 hours ago, MarvinsMom said:

had a grin today, thanks to the youngest niece.

thanks to the yorkshire vet, the yorkshire farm and all creatures great and small, Lucy has decided (realised?) that the north riding is the promised land.

well she is living in Grantham, even in the posh bit is i think, crap. and the kids when they were younger "liked" skegness.....

but i've been able to live here all my life,and i won't be living anywhere else! 

anyhoo, watching all farm-vetty things on the telly has  inspired her want to be a vet. (she is 10 i think)

though she won't "do" cows. she WILL NOT be putting her hand up a cows arse! no, no cows, not ever!

 

As long as she remembers that all creatures grunt and smell.

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Wandered back from my local early evening with a couple of carrier bags of curry I'd collected from Torquay's finest South Indian restaurant / takeaway, Ritchie's. That's a smile in itself, but when I got home, there were half a dozen pigeons having a serious committee meeting on the roofes and gutters of the various neighbours houses. 

You could see them saying "some bastard has not only painted the eves and beams they roost on (and trust me, my triple section ladders only just reach the eves), but has fitted some "fook off and shit somewhere else anti bird spikes"". Boy they looked indignant, hope another neighbour enjoys them shitting everywhere!

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6 hours ago, busmansholiday said:

Wandered back from my local early evening with a couple of carrier bags of curry I'd collected from Torquay's finest South Indian restaurant / takeaway, Ritchie's. That's a smile in itself, but when I got home, there were half a dozen pigeons having a serious committee meeting on the roofes and gutters of the various neighbours houses. 

You could see them saying "some bastard has not only painted the eves and beams they roost on (and trust me, my triple section ladders only just reach the eves), but has fitted some "fook off and shit somewhere else anti bird spikes"". Boy they looked indignant, hope another neighbour enjoys them shitting everywhere!

Some friends of ours had a static caravan , next doors was rented out , usually ok but one family were arseholes , up until all hours playing music , after 2 nights of it somebody threw a broken up loaf of bread up there , as soon as it was light they had 50 seagulls on the roof 

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