Jump to content

What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread


Recommended Posts

13 hours ago, Wack said:

Every road sign in Welsh and English is something I've never understood , it must've cost millions and everybody can read the English sign , spending the money on making people's lives better would've been a better choice.

 

10 hours ago, Tadhg Tiogar said:

Meanwhile, over in Ireland....

As per Tadhg I will add the same for parts of Spain and all of Belgium. But obviously not using English as the main language.

Link to post
Share on other sites

It's  a car guy thing.

Just had a customer in who moved 35 miles away a couple of years ago. About six years ago he restored a Peugeot 205 GTi and has brought the car here for it's MoT ever since.

His wife  questioned why he would go all this way for an MoT. "because he is the only other person that has driven my car"  he told her.

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, meggersdog said:

It's  a car guy thing.

Just had a customer in who moved 35 miles away a couple of years ago. About six years ago he restored a Peugeot 205 GTi and has brought the car here for it's MoT ever since.

His wife  questioned why he would go all this way for an MoT. "because he is the only other person that has driven my car"  he told her.

Same reason why I take the CX (and the 635 before that) to the same Aussie MoT tester every year, even though he works for Kwik-Fit. He just understands old cars.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I posted earlier that I am taking the fuel tank out of my Westie so that I can treat if with POR to stop it rusting. Well as per Hubnut, things are not going to plan. However, I did find  metal badge under the tank of a Dutch garage. The car was originally registered in The Netherlands. That company is still in business and is family owned.

I wrote an email later last night asking id they were ever Austin dealers back in the year the car was registered, 1963.  Received an email in less then 24 hours saying that they were although they have no records from that time. That was nice of them to respond so quickly.

I do like it when you can find some history on the car. I actually purchased the car from a town near to the dealership, around 30 miles away. Looks as if it did not move far during it's life.  Well until I moved  to Spain with it.

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

That’s the way I’d want to be transported to the cemetery. For sure. There’s no denying the man had some seriously cool taste in that respect.

Slightly O/T but managed to catch a few minutes of Radio 2 on Friday morning and they were playing Gary Kemp’s new song. I’ve pretty much had it on repeat all weekend. He’s not everyone’s cup of tea but he can write some bloody good songs.

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
20 minutes ago, omegod said:

Yeah lets disconnect this fuel line about 6 inches from my face, great idea, IN YOUR FACE , HIGH OCTANE EYEBATH !!! 

I'm so stupid I make myself laugh sometimes :) 

Did the same replacing the fuel lines on the 944 the other week. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

As the race for London Mayor hots* up, I'm surprised the satirists aren't making hay with the idea of voting for a Gammon(s).

16187391384702454917374266780370.thumb.jpg.bedce9d608882da5c9c4b1ed86ac8379.jpg

To be fair, he's not the only loony. There are 19 others....

16187396032108289351866177284505.thumb.jpg.396d2c122f9e313970c67f4f70f351d5.jpg

My vote's going to Count Binface on the basis that all the others are some way beyond the pale....

Link to post
Share on other sites

When we lived in Paphos we would often go to see an Elvis tribute called Chris King.  He's very good, and since we left he's opened his own bar where he can host live music.  He is also on the radio at weekends and MrsR has worked out how to pick up his show on her tablet, through Facebook.  We like his Sunday morning show and almost always listen.

So this morning I was busily painting the yard wall and MrsR came out with the tablet, to sit and listen to Chris.  ...And then Chris read out a request, for Ed for his birthday, from Lynne!  Not only that, he found the song she asked for too!

What a lovely morning!

Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Dave_Q said:

Wish count binface or similar was standing for mayor round here (West Yorkshire) as I genuinely can't decide which of the candidates are least shit.

Count Binface has been careful not to publish a wishlist manifesto, unlike the other loonies. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...