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About keifsmate

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  1. Paul said: It does make me wonder why a couple of lads with a soldering iron and a multimeter on a sheep farm in the Brecons can repair this thing when one of the worlds largest, and arguably most technologically advanced motor manufacturers can't. The manufacturer no doubt can, but is happier to rip you off for a further £160. Early '90s I had a 316 Auto BMW Local BMW agent wanted £63 for a set of 5 ignition leads for it. Dealer wasn't impressed when I told him I had recently paid £17 for 5 leads for an Ambassador especially when I told him his leads were not 3 times better! Chatted with a friend about the problem, he said leave it with me, I know a Bosch dealer (OEM for BMW leads). A week later I had 5 leads and 4 plugs for the Beemer for £25!!
  2. The town of Skegess is fine, especially out of season, but forget all the outlying places especially Chapel St Leonards!
  3. My old man was a Squabbling Bleeder in Germany 62 - 65. We went to Belsen, eerie was what sprung to mind, A beautiful summers day but no birdsong. Absolute silence. Later I spent a week on a farm. The buggers would only speak German! Brought my schoolboy German on no end. German master didn't think so! Plattdeutsch rather than Hochdeutsch! Or hayseed rather than BBC! The farmers son took me to a Commonwealth war graves cemetery. We walked around in silence, as we left all he said was Why?
  4. I saw it too. Interesting lift bridge. I wonder when Lewstuff will get its 3rd crossing!
  5. Paul said: I'm afraid it is the product of some jobbing script writer who believes his talent is greater than Mr Ransomes .... If said jobbing scriptwriter was twice as good as he thinks he is, he would be half as good as he should be.
  6. The PC version with Tatty in it, not Titty.
  7. Looks to be a worthy nominee!! https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/smoker-blows-up-car-lights-21103625
  8. Turnoar said "Bring back manned model level crossings!" We cannot do that, top management salaries might have to be reduced!
  9. I doubt the dog identifies as a vegan! Generally identified as an omnivore rather than carnivore. Why oh why do vegans wish to impose their beliefs on others?
  10. Been down that path. "I will go and see Brian next week". Brian would say, " I will go and see Martin next week". Then I get a phone call from Brian's eldest daughter saying he had collapsed and died. Never smoked, a lot fitter than me. As YnysMon says in his last sentence, but make the effort to visit.
  11. I have only just found this thread. Wonderful. Taleteller said "Our caravan park was at the end of Marsh Road which turns back sharply from the main road. Today, this left turn is prohibited, a complete circuit of the new roundabout on Saltwater way and a right turn being the preferred manner of entry onto Marsh Road. But in the 1970's a left turn it was, waiting for oncoming traffic to clear and then swinging wide across both lanes and then down by the railway station along the somewhat bumpy lane, past the “new” holiday chalets, Knight's Creek and finally to Camping Boats". I had a boat at Broadlands from 2004 for 13 years. A lovely place under Peter Catchpole's stewardship.Then Tingdene took over after Peter's passing. So, boat moved to Littleport on the Gt Ousefor 2 years. Now on the Nene having an in depth refit. Maybe back to the Broads next year.
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    So, the RNLI makes a loss of £6.3 million having donated £3 million for foreign projects and has to cut 135 jobs.. Looks like incompetence to me and maybe Mark Dowie needs to be reminded of the sign on President Harry S Truman's desk. The Buck Stops Here Sadly, these days, telephone number salaries attract far more bulls+++ters and chancers than competent people.
  13. No longer there, sold I think a year or so ago.
  14. An old single sided razor blade? They had a nice stiff back. Can you still get them? I have a beard so do not do a lot of shaving!
  15. Deputy Assistant Director, third level in the food chain. 200k, the NHS certainly know how to pay themselves and then they tell us the current government (of whatever hue) keep them short of money!
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