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About SteveO

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  • Birthday 13/08/1953

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    South East Kent
  • Interests
    The Broads, boating, fishing, travel, walking, swimming, music, reading.

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  1. I look at the meet quiz as a bit of fun. We didn't do very well as we know nowt about snooker and films and next to nowt about at least one of the other topics but for me it is all about being there and the banter. Whether you get questions you can answer or not is just the luck of the draw.
  2. SteveO

    On The Broads

    I see you couldn't resist sneaking in a swimsuit shot Peter
  3. I think all youngsters should have to give a year of compulsory national civilian service. This would help them grow up, teach them respect for others - people and property, help to integrate them with the rest of society and get them used to working. It would also provide a useful source of low-cost labour for everything from caring for the elderly, to fruit and veg picking, recycling, cleaning dirty road signs, cleaning beaches and keeping our streets clean. What about their human rights? Human rights should be earned and should be coupled with human responsibilities. Eligibility for any and all benefits should be predicated on people completing their national service. Timing should be after leaving school and before taking up full time work or further education. I'm not saying it would stop all the nastiness that is going on at the moment, but it would go a long way towards it. There should also be a military option for those youngsters interested in later pursuing a career in the armed forces.
  4. A great meet-up. It was good to see you all. Sadly too cold for us on Saturday evening but really enjoyed the day. our thanks go to the organisers. Steve & Nik
  5. We have to cast our minds back and recall why the BA discontinued the toll plaques in the first place. Wasn't it something to do with a cock-up on their part involving ink which ran in the wet? Why, now, are the BA having to fund expensive twice-yearly verification activities (no doubt out of the Navigation budget) and we boat owners having to perform cartwheels to accommodate the consequences of that cock-up rather than have the BA address the root cause of the problem?
  6. Looks good to me too. Thanks Arthur.
  7. Louise, the previous Horning butcher retired 2 or 3 years ago. Tavern took over the shop after that. Make sure you ask for the real pigs blood stuff. They may well do a cheaper variant made with dried blood and you don't want that.
  8. I don't see Country Treats of Horning on your list. The food is good, cheap and plentiful. I particularly like their breakfast baps. I must admit that when boating, we tend to make our own. Bacon, egg, mushrooms and tomatoes served with toast and a large mug of hot tea..We tend not to have sausages but I have recently discovered the black pudding from Tavern Tasty Meats at Horning, which is made using fresh pig's blood and is absolutely delicious. For convenience and ease of washing up. we cook most of the items in the oven on foil-lined trays. It takes about 45 minutes to an hour to cook so we tend to have it as an early lunch rather than a breakfast. Other black puddings are available from numerous outlets but these are the best I've had for a long time. Even Mrs O likes them and she is an avowed black pud hater.
  9. Our 15 year old Garmin still works perfectly.
  10. We took the bulbs out of the original light fittings on our boat and replaced them with LED panels or, in the case of the berth lights, direct LED replacement bulbs. No difference in external appearance, little difference in light output or quality but with much less drain on the batteries.
  11. To put it plainly, so as not to confuse anyone else: SteveO = old and knackered. NikO = knackered so no tugging for us :)
  12. My dicky knee, dicky ticker and suspected hernia rule me out I'm afraid.
  13. And the clear winner of this evening's quiz was Paul, who will be QM next Friday. Congratulations!
  14. NikO is QM this evening. Topics are as follows:- 1, NORFOLK MISCELLANY 2. ENTERTAINMENT 3. HERBS & SPICES HALF TIME BREAK AT AROUND WINE 0' CLOCK 4. PLANTS 5. ANIMALS 6. GENERAL MAYHEM WE WILL START AT AROUND 8.30PM - ALL WELCOME. http://www.nbnquiz.co.uk/chat/ Enter your username and press ENTER - NO PASSWORD NEEDED.
  15. OK I have read it again and it was a bit harsh of me. I stand by remarks regarding the crossing of Breydon but would be grateful if one of the mods with better editing powers than me could remove the last line of my previous post. Apologies and thanks.
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