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  1. 1sostatic, Hi.

    A warm welcome aboard the good ship NBN and I look forward so to hearing about your Dad. Is Mum (June) still with us? Your Dad had a big influence on my subsequent aircrew career when I transferred to the front seat!

    Neil, do you know which Sqn John Willis was on and was he P, N or AEO?

    Sorry to be late in answering but I've been away a few days.


  2. During our years on Friday Girl on the Broads we only ever left all the windows ajar and internal doors wedged open throughout the winters. We had absolutely no problems with moisture and never even took the bedding home!   :default_biggrin:


  3. We're having a goose tomorrow (my favourite) instead of the usual variations of Beef Wellington or Turkey or Rib of Beef on the Bone. We cooked a shoulder of gammon yesterday and what's left after evening sarnies and cooked brerakfasts will go out on Boxing day!

    Boxing Day is our "waifs & strays" day from around the village and it's cold cuts, baked potato and Winter salad (red and white cabbage, carrots, onions, sprouts and whatever else we may have. All shredded together with a little mustard powder and icing sugar and  sprinkled with cider or white wine vinegar). I normally make that tomorrow morning to let it absorb the vinegar and it's still crunchy the next day. I personally add some mayo to mine but Mary-Jane prefers hers neat!

    We're trying out three new (to us) gins over the next week but still have the staple Gordons and Bombay Saphire to fall back on.

    A Very Happy Christmas to you all from misty Norfolk.  :default_beerchug:

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  4. 40 minutes ago, ChrisB said:

    I will not have a car without a full size spare. Used a can of gunk once, it went all over the road. The camels back was Aberystwyth to home in Norfolk, 301 miles on a space saver. Someone was looking after me, dont know how I got back there was nothing left of the tyre after 300 miles.

    How I agree with you, Chris!

    When we bought our 6-month old BMW M-Sport 120D X-drive for 10k below list price I accepted the "run-flat" tyres as a sign of the future................

    Coupled with shiny alloy wheels they are a nightmare when parking alongside any sort of kerb as they are so low-profile that you can easily scrape the whells. Also the "Norfolk Potroads" have claimed THREE new tyres in two years, which at almost £200 a go isn't very helpful. "Sue NCC" I hear... That's a joke!

    But one last thing, coming up to the end of her warranty BMW have given her a free 2 hour check in which they replace anything which isn't perfect. In our case an EG-something costing up to £600 was replaced foc.

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  5. 3 hours ago, CambridgeCabby said:

    Steering a course back on track , an easy filling and hearty winter meal is homemade curried butternut squash soup , or if your pockets can take it homemade spinach and watercress soup ( affectionately called pond soup by my children) , both only take a hour to prepare and cook from scratch .

    Recipe, please?   :default_beerchug:

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