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What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread


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5 hours ago, HillmanImp said:

Reminds me of  'the lighter game' my housemates and I used to play at our old place. 

Basically, we'd be sat there playing Tiger Woods or Halo on the XBox or something and someone would go to the toilet. 

As you heard them coming downstairs, you'd strategically chuck a lighter on the fire as near to where they were sat and then just casually wait for them to sit down. 

It would take 20 seconds or so for the lighter to explode/fire itself across the room like an Air France Concorde, hopefully towards the intended victim, ruining their aim or swing and handing you the advantage, whilst they tried to put out the flames, assuming it went to plan and didn't hit you, someone else or the cat or something. 

Surprisingly, I dont recall any serious injuries but that might just be due to my bad memory caused by too many head injuries........ possibly by exploding lighters hitting my noggin at high speed, who knows. 

We used to spray lighter fluid on each other (mainly on our probably polyester school trousers) then setting light to it. How none of us ended up Kreugered I'll never know. 

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That fresh haircut feeling! :D

Decided it was about time I did something with the mop on my head... Having lost contact with my preferred barber after his premises shut down I had reservations of going elsewhere incase they didn't quite get it right.

But I decided to try somewhere new and went to a cracking bloke in the local village who listened to everything I said and it's come out exactly as I had hoped!

That's one issue sorted and another local business that I will regularly use :)

Not particularly exciting, but it's cheered me up this weekend! 

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2 hours ago, Metal Guru said:

love the jacked up Disco fail. All that money spent on suspension and didn’t fit a snorkel!

Yep! And as mentioned earlier, towed out by an apparently standard example! 

If only there were warning signs and depth markers available to assist the motorists... 😅🤦‍♂️

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26 minutes ago, Leyland Worldmaster said:

If only there were warning signs and depth markers available to assist the motorists...

There appears to be no permanent signage on either approach.

As said above, the river running in the middle of the road was a bit of a clue.

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3 hours ago, RoverFolkUs said:

That fresh haircut feeling! :D

Decided it was about time I did something with the mop on my head... Having lost contact with my preferred barber after his premises shut down I had reservations of going elsewhere incase they didn't quite get it right.

But I decided to try somewhere new and went to a cracking bloke in the local village who listened to everything I said and it's come out exactly as I had hoped!

That's one issue sorted and another local business that I will regularly use :)

Not particularly exciting, but it's cheered me up this weekend! 

Almost a year since I last had a haircut.  Daughter does it, former hairdresser but now a baker.  She's usually pushed for time and lives 40 miles away, don't like to bother her.

Haven't been able to use a normal barber due to the perfumy stuff in there but perhaps my activated charcoal Covid mask will make that a possibility.  Must research that as I have difficulty seeing where I am going when it is breezy.

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"nipped" out at 9am to go fetch Eva's coat from @Six-cylinder and go shopping! 

7 hours later and after behing distracted with giving this a clean I finally left to go shopping as per my original plan 😂

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Came up very nice, probably a 7/10 job on my part but equally the mice chewed all the good polisher pads and I really don't want to burn through the non clear coated paint! Could have gone over the bonnet again but equally it's alot better than it was! 

I've never been in one let alone been driven in one so when Chris demanded it go to storage before it gets dirty I broke that cherry and its lovely inside, lots of room in the front! Then we bought a Daimler back and it was even more amazing! 

We enjoyed ourselves so much I'm going back tomorrow with my kit to do some more! The mg above isn't terribly waterproof so the lack of foam cannon was OK today, but we'll want it tomorrow! 

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Watched an episode of Bullseye from 1981 (series 1) and had a good laugh at the prizes, which were good in their day but a bit rubbish compared to now, one prize was some cutlery, and another was champagne.

Bullys star prize was a blue Allegro, and in another episode was a 2 berth caravan

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