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A surreal experience today, as the sole attendee of a funeral. Not something I have experienced before or would wish to repeat.  You will recall I posted of the death of a very old family friend

Well after the loss of a close friend last week to the Covid virus and continued the week making decisions that became more stupid and more stuoid as the week went on, the timing of the local Health S

Have you ever thought: “I’m fat.” “I’m old.” “I’m not enough.” I was young once. To all my friends from 40 years and up: Most of us are going through the next phase of our lives. We're at that age whe

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17 minutes ago, JanetAnne said:

The only problem is after paint it days come launch it days.... gulp!

 Please post lots of pics of launch day!

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2 hours ago, Lulu said:

 Please post lots of pics of launch day!

You just wanna see if Selsie's plank holds...

If it floats his plank was fitted with expert tuition and, if it fails, he bu99ered it up all by himself :default_biggrin:

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6 hours ago, JanetAnne said:

You just wanna see if Selsie's plank holds...

 If it floats his plank was fitted with expert tuition and, if it fails, he bu99ered it up all by himself :default_biggrin:

That is an awful lot of pressure you have put on your apprentice boat builder lol

 

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THURSDAY 25th JULY 2019

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FRIDAY 26th JULY 2019.

Yes, OK, I know I say every year that I am not going to The Game Fair ever again but I am addicted. Seemed smaller this year and better. Gunmakers row much better. At Hatfield House again. They seem to have settled on Hatfield and Ragley. I think Blenheim and Harewood was a better choice.

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SATURDAY 27th JULY 2019

For a Bucks man I have never been to Stow. Stunning landscaping by Capability Brown even in the "Dreek"

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On 23/06/2019 at 06:56, TheQ said:

one rescue boat would have done, how many rescue boats do you need for one man? 

I believe (although happy to be corrected), that the Fire Service require an additional boat on scene as stand-by should their boat in the water get into difficulties. 

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As Henry Ford said when Ferrari were bleeting saying "It's not fair" to have to take on the might of Ford.

" If I have 6ft of resource behind me I don't turn with an inch "

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7 hours ago, HemsbyPie said:

I believe (although happy to be corrected), that the Fire Service require an additional boat on scene as stand-by should their boat in the water get into difficulties. 

Nope :default_biggrin:

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G/box let go.  It was booked in next week for bearings and the like, now however it needs a full exchange box at £1300 inc vat and labour.  Van was due to have about £600 spent on it in suspension / brakes at the end of this month, then a timing belt change another £300., 2 x new front tyres £200 So total to get it back on the road now stands at around £2'300.  Van ain't worth that and I would be running on an engine that has now done 180'000.  So it's time for an upgrade.  Dive down back of settee for a few coppers and lets see what we can come up with, in a hurry too.

Griff

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6 hours ago, BroadAmbition said:

I have ‘Found’ a Ford Transit Custom sport 2:2ltr 155bhp. It’s four years old, one owner with just 18000 on the clock. That’ll do it for me. Now to cobble the brass together 

Griff

Just give the advert to Mrs G with a hint that your birthday is later this month.  

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7 hours ago, BroadAmbition said:

I have ‘Found’ a Ford Transit Custom sport 2:2ltr 155bhp. It’s four years old, one owner with just 18000 on the clock. That’ll do it for me. Now to cobble the brass together 

Griff

Good vans those Transit Customs, a couple of years ago I spent 10 days or so driving a base model one in support of a Lands End to John O Groats cycle ride - bascially spent 10 hours a day in it - very comfy, really nice to drive with a great gear shift and I found the cab had some really nifty storage solutions too!

Now how reliable they are I have no clue...

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