Timbo Posted October 15, 2014 Share Posted October 15, 2014 ...it cost £1 for two light bulbs at the local pound shop. For years now, since they enforced those stupid energy saving bulbs on us, I have been struggling to see what the hell I'm doing once night falls. My eyesight is not great...but fumbling around in the dark ain't much fun when you are on your own! While I was away this last weekend three of those expensive light bulbs failed so I had to replace them, miracle of miracles with a proper light bulb in place I can actually see what I'm doing when I turn the lights on. Now I know Brussels is not in France...but I do blame the French for all my current woes...I'm sick to death of having to convert Imperial to Metric and back again while working on Royal Tudor. You would have thought thee French would have learned not to trust the metric when it cost them Quatre Bras and the confusion over moving troops over an Imperial mile and a metric mile. Even when I buy my tobacco I'm starting to get a little antsy. "Half an ounce of Cherry Virginia please!" "Is that 12.5 grammes?" asks the shop assistant. "How tall are you?" I ask. "Five foot, eight." comes the puzzled reply. "In that case it's half an ounce." So my current quandary...I need some half inch ply for a new bulkhead. Doug and I measured it...but is it 15mm or 12.7 and why do they only sell it in 18mm? Come on I thought we won at Waterloo? 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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