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22 hours ago, strangeangel said:

This is a bit of an odd one. I was searching Google Images for something entirely unrelated when I happened across a picture of a good mate's bike...........

Very sorry to read this, I knew of Boo through Flickr but didn't realise the sad reason as to why his uploads had stopped.

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It was my birthday at the weekend - I'd been joking around saying that I didn't want a birthday cake, I wanted a birthday pie instead - nephew gm came up with the goods :) 

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The most fantastically tasty pork pie I've ever had

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sister gm made me a cracking cake too, excellent attention to detail, the mx5 is a 1990 mk1 with pop up lights :) 

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best birthday for a long time, thankyou family gm x

 

 

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8 hours ago, gm said:

It was my birthday at the weekend - I'd been joking around saying that I didn't want a birthday cake, I wanted a birthday pie instead - nephew gm came up with the goods :) 

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The most fantastically tasty pork pie I've ever had

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sister gm made me a cracking cake too, excellent attention to detail, the mx5 is a 1990 mk1 with pop up lights :) 

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best birthday for a long time, thankyou family gm x

 

 

You deserve it. You're only 60 once.

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8 hours ago, gm said:

It was my birthday at the weekend - I'd been joking around saying that I didn't want a birthday cake, I wanted a birthday pie instead - nephew gm came up with the goods :) 

IMG_9979.thumb.JPG.6695d0716201ae75a6eb2f4aa5c646c3.JPG

The most fantastically tasty pork pie I've ever had

IMG_9981.thumb.JPG.3bbfd61b7fb427e3faf62e0142730627.JPG

sister gm made me a cracking cake too, excellent attention to detail, the mx5 is a 1990 mk1 with pop up lights :) 

IMG_9982.thumb.JPG.56890bf11826c36f8e60fbad461cefc7.JPG

best birthday for a long time, thankyou family gm x

 

 

Nice, I'd be happier with a birthday pie! 

My mum said I've finally become old as I asked for a water butt for my birthday... And I was only 33 in September... 

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On 10/5/2020 at 10:02 AM, paulplom said:

My new work light courtesy of @beko1987.

It turns the room from dark into broad daylight. Unbelievable for the money. I joined two together and added 15m  1mm flex with a 13amp plug.

What size fuse should it have?

 

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There's a camera in it -  beko knows what you're doing every time you turn it on :D

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knobheads , the ones that cant park ..

went to the farm shop o the way home , it has a field for a car park ,one with a fucking duck pond and a big greenhouse , get the size !

so I parked my car with its arse end towards the shop door so I could dump the sack of spuds in it .

paid the dosh , then got the spuds and walked out to 3 cars , mine , a blue one yards away and knobheads parked up the side of mine ,with  the "6 inch gap " .

he saw me coming with the spuds , I dumped them in the boot , he did not look at me , I squeezed between my old car and his nice new white one .shhhhhzzzzee 

banged his mirror ," whoops"   still did not look at me , opened my door and squeezed in , leaving the door open towards his drivers door ...

put my belt on , started the car , looked at him , he still did look at me ..was staring out of the windscreen

shut the door and drove off , he then moved his car ...

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6 hours ago, paulplom said:

I hardly lead an exciting life these days.

That's the retort I used to use when I had a Huawei. Any poor bastard assigned to spy on me is going to have a hard time! Even Google struggles showing me 'relevant' ads, and Facebook! 

I'm not privacy secure or anything, I'm just very boring! 

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2 hours ago, MikeR said:

knobheads , the ones that cant park ..

went to the farm shop o the way home , it has a field for a car park ,one with a fucking duck pond and a big greenhouse , get the size !

so I parked my car with its arse end towards the shop door so I could dump the sack of spuds in it .

paid the dosh , then got the spuds and walked out to 3 cars , mine , a blue one yards away and knobheads parked up the side of mine ,with  the "6 inch gap " .

he saw me coming with the spuds , I dumped them in the boot , he did not look at me , I squeezed between my old car and his nice new white one .shhhhhzzzzee 

banged his mirror ," whoops"   still did not look at me , opened my door and squeezed in , leaving the door open towards his drivers door ...

put my belt on , started the car , looked at him , he still did look at me ..was staring out of the windscreen

shut the door and drove off , he then moved his car ...

 

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2 hours ago, Garythesnail said:

This still makes me smile

 

The giveaway is the wipers on the camera car. Aston Martins are deathtraps in the rain. I got overtaken by a DPD Sprinter on the road between Stowe and Cheltenham on streaming wet roads last December. I was bricking it on every bend, if I’d been in my poxy little E Class diesel rather than the clients brand new DB11 V12, I’d have been going 20 mph faster even on my Chinese Ditchfinders.

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After what seemed like forever trying to find another car to replace the daily Fiesta, I finally hit the jackpot yesterday morning.

I initially went to view another car but he said ‘I’ve got another one here exactly the same, you can try both if you want’.

So I popped over and ended up buying this....

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Yes, another Fiesta! It’s a 2006 1.25 Zetec Climate with 112k on the clock. A full year’s ticket with a full service including timing belt change (done about an hour before I drove it), a brand new coolant bottle and new headlamps as the old ones were incredibly cloudy. There was a book pack plus a stack of receipts for previous work done - and I’m 95% convinced it’s had a new clutch recently as the bite point is very low. Drove perfectly with no noises or rattles. 

Picking it up Saturday.

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1 hour ago, Spottedlaurel said:

Blimey, not just a Bluebird, but a Bluebird Turbo! Looks like it was used in at least one other sketch as well.

Don't remember watching that series at all.

I love that sketch. I’m desperate to know where a very similar one  (with monkeys) was filmed. Screenshot below. I have a feeling it’s in Kent but don’t know.

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12 hours ago, MikeR said:

knobheads , the ones that cant park ..

went to the farm shop o the way home , it has a field for a car park ,one with a fucking duck pond and a big greenhouse , get the size !

so I parked my car with its arse end towards the shop door so I could dump the sack of spuds in it .

paid the dosh , then got the spuds and walked out to 3 cars , mine , a blue one yards away and knobheads parked up the side of mine ,with  the "6 inch gap " .

he saw me coming with the spuds , I dumped them in the boot , he did not look at me , I squeezed between my old car and his nice new white one .shhhhhzzzzee 

banged his mirror ," whoops"   still did not look at me , opened my door and squeezed in , leaving the door open towards his drivers door ...

put my belt on , started the car , looked at him , he still did look at me ..was staring out of the windscreen

shut the door and drove off , he then moved his car ...

You don't get that problem at Lidl. Oh no. 

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1 hour ago, MorrisItalSLX said:

Thanks to the wonders of the internet, I now own a hub cap  from a Princess. Oddly, it came from a town only a few minutes away from mine.

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Now I just need an Allegro/Maxi hub cap to go along side it.

I always thought they were the same , why would a company make 2 different hubcaps that look the same, that would not be a recipe for a long lived, profitable concern. Ahh...

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Friend whos a painter has got an elderly ladys car in at the moment. 

A reg w123 estate.  1 owner car.  117k on the clock. 

He was re-wobbin the arches for the 3rd time over many years and had advised new arches and wings but shes happy to just have him tart it up a bit every couple of years. 

Fair play lady. It was rather spiffing. 

It looked very elegant Next to a new bmw with a wanky number plate. 

 

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