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What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread


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8 hours ago, nomiST said:

You don't need a license but I think you need to register and pass a (simple) online test to fly outside, even for a sub 250g drone. And have your number marked on the drone.

You also can’t fly within 500m of an airfield- something our car transport neighbours ignore.

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10 hours ago, beko1987 said:

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 A few years ago I had a campsite booked, a pub meal booked, monday booked off work and was all set for a couple of nights away in the camper and a nice hike all day. I was really looking forward to it.

Sunday lunch time, just before I set off I decided to take the back wheel off the Talbot for one reason or another. It was something inconsequential. 

The wheel was stuck onto the drum a bit, so I gave it a boot and it came off, taking the drum with it. When the drum came off, it pulled the shoes off the backplate and the fixing springs and clips all shot off across the carpark and one of the pistons on the wheel cylinder popped out, rolled across the floor and all the brake fluid just started pouring out of the hole. 

 

I just sat there, shaking my head watching it drain onto the floor for about ten minutes in silence. 

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9 minutes ago, cobblers said:

 A few years ago I had a campsite booked, a pub meal booked, monday booked off work and was all set for a couple of nights away in the camper and a nice hike all day. I was really looking forward to it.

Sunday lunch time, just before I set off I decided to take the back wheel off the Talbot for one reason or another. It was something inconsequential. 

The wheel was stuck onto the drum a bit, so I gave it a boot and it came off, taking the drum with it. When the drum came off, it pulled the shoes off the backplate and the fixing springs and clips all shot off across the carpark and one of the pistons on the wheel cylinder popped out, rolled across the floor and all the brake fluid just started pouring out of the hole. 

 

I just sat there, shaking my head watching it drain onto the floor for about ten minutes in silence. 

We have a family spare car and without fail something show stopping fails. 

Last one holiday booked, clutch pedal drops to floor night before-no problem take the spare and we will fix it later. 

Spare parked in morning and after work family member gets into it- no clutch pedal- fluid from concentric slave. 

Two clutch jobs later on same model car in 2 weeks FFS. 

60 and 80 k on 2010 vehicles- both broke. 

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Oh and an actual grin. Kipped up on't hills last night. Bought myself a bivvy bag and a lightweight sleeping bag and head off up there for the warm night, "supermoon" and the meteor showers.

Well pleased with myself that I managed to get all my gear (and beer) into my 30 litre backpack.

Less pleased when I got out there to find I'd forgotten to take my sleeping bag.

Amazing views sleeping under the stars - Saw more shooting stars last night than I have in my life, and the moon was unreal.

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"luxury"

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Considering my shelter was a glorified bin liner and I'd forgot my sleeping bag, I had a really good kip and slept til about 7AM when a load of deer trampled past. 100% recommended

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2 minutes ago, cobblers said:

Wow, that looks bloody fantastic man!

I've lived here nearly 3 years now and it's really only very recently I've come to fully appreciate how nice a place to live it is!

Alas it's rented, so it's not actually mine, but it'll do.

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Just now, reb said:

I've lived here nearly 3 years now and it's really only very recently I've come to fully appreciate how nice a place to live it is!

Alas it's rented, so it's not actually mine, but it'll do.

We're in a very similar situation (nice view, also rented). Yours is way better though I AM WELL JEL

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2 hours ago, reb said:

I've lived here nearly 3 years now and it's really only very recently I've come to fully appreciate how nice a place to live it is!

Alas it's rented, so it's not actually mine, but it'll do.

This'll  be my plan if my kids ever leave home, sell up and rent a view like that and hopefully die with 27p in the bank

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1 hour ago, Wack said:

This'll  be my plan if my kids ever leave home, sell up and rent a view like that and hopefully die with 27p in the bank

No need to sell the house, there's a reasonable chance the Range Rover will sort the 27p in the bank bit :) 

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21 hours ago, cobblers said:

 A few years ago I had a campsite booked, a pub meal booked, monday booked off work and was all set for a couple of nights away in the camper and a nice hike all day. I was really looking forward to it.

Sunday lunch time, just before I set off I decided to take the back wheel off the Talbot for one reason or another. It was something inconsequential. 

The wheel was stuck onto the drum a bit, so I gave it a boot and it came off, taking the drum with it. When the drum came off, it pulled the shoes off the backplate and the fixing springs and clips all shot off across the carpark and one of the pistons on the wheel cylinder popped out, rolled across the floor and all the brake fluid just started pouring out of the hole. 

 

I just sat there, shaking my head watching it drain onto the floor for about ten minutes in silence. 

A mate bought the most expensive synthetic oil for his motorbike , did the oil change , filled it, checked, not on the stick , so put more in until the whole can was in it 

That's when he stood up and saw a golden stream of oil running down the drive the other side of the bike and a sump plug on the floor 

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12 hours ago, Wack said:

A mate bought the most expensive synthetic oil for his motorbike , did the oil change , filled it, checked, not on the stick , so put more in until the whole can was in it 

That's when he stood up and saw a golden stream of oil running down the drive the other side of the bike and a sump plug on the floor 

I did exactly that filling my Calibra Turbo once.

What made me grin, the new wording on well known blue bag of doom merchants Britpart's packaging. I honestly thought they were boasting a 24  hour guarantee. 

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