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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I think Mrs K would object to the swarfega! Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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I think Mrs K would object to the swarfega! Smile


You are supposed to use it on the carpet Rich - not the missus.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
BT don't seem terribly interested in putting up a new telegraph pole for us anytime soon, so this afternoon I trundled down the Fosse in the Limestone V8 to Cropredy Marina, the nearest place stocking a Kuma high power long range USB Wi-Fi antenna/booster to improve the weak BT-FON signal (lady in the shop said BT stands for 'Be tomorrow ..' - next b....y week if you're lucky more like) So now I can keep up with all you guys' terribly interesting news Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Another motorcycle story.
A little while ago I read in my newspaper that a motorcyclist had been done for doing 125 mph on the A30 in Hampshire near the Wiltshire border. Nothing unusual?
Well, this happened over 80 years ago and the motorcycle sold at auction recently for about £300,000. It was a Brough Superior, same make as Lawrence of Arabia owned and was killed riding.
Terribly interesting news, welcome back Geoff.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yule wrote:
knappster wrote:
I think Mrs K would object to the swarfega! Smile


You are supposed to use it on the carpet Rich - not the missus.



Paul, I think the micro beads in the swarfega would cause some irritation anyway. Wink


Geoff, welcome back. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Geoff, I think the delay in getting the telegraph pole fixed is because it was hit by a stolen car. If it was hit by joe public, BT would claim on the driverís insurance for the pole whereas now theyíve got to take the hit, pardon the pun.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I didn't realise BT were so hard up - maybe I should pay them even more b..... money!

The booster thingy works fine, but BT-FON? Can you boost crap? Or do you just get more crap?

On another subject, my Dad used to drive round the New Forest on a motorbike before the war, just like TE Lawrence (except he didn't kill himself - obviously - I'm not that old) if anyone's interested. I'm trying to remember the make of the bike - I'm sure I used to know Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
The MG was out of the garage today having new brake discs and pads fitted so it gave me an opportunity to vacuum the carpets. The machine picks up stones, nails etc too so very useful.
I knew my schoolboy German would be useful as the directions on removing and refitting the filter are AUF and ZU.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Had a few roof tiles replaced after a lengthy issue with the developer. The blokes who did it managed to upset my neighbour over parking their van! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Geoff, I donít think BT are hard-up, they just donít like spending!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Alan Drover wrote:
Another motorcycle story.
A little while ago I read in my newspaper that a motorcyclist had been done for doing 125 mph on the A30 in Hampshire near the Wiltshire border. Nothing unusual?
Well, this happened over 80 years ago and the motorcycle sold at auction recently for about £300,000. It was a Brough Superior, same make as Lawrence of Arabia owned and was killed riding.
Terribly interesting news, welcome back Geoff.


Took the opportunity to sit on a SS100 at the classic show at Stafford a few years back. Got a rollicking from the owner as it was supposed to have a sign on it saying keep off - it was missing when I lowered my back side onto the saddle so officially not my fault.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Please don't get me going on neighbours, one side of our house
hate me
hate the club
hate Land Rovers
hate our daughter
hate our son
Hate anybody who parks outside their castle, sorry house.
I have had to call the police a few times because of threats and accusations they make, and they have now been issued with some sort of written warning, we had CCTV installed, which was worth the money as it caught him threatening me on our drive
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Having passed my motorcycle test in November 1963, I am allowed by law to ride any motorcycle. Now to find a Vincent/Brough Superior owner who will let me ride their machine. Fat chance I'd say.
There's always one Frank. I wish there were more Land Rover owners in my road: I'm the only one and that applies to the MG too.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Geoff, I donít think BT are hard-up, they just donít like spending!


Rich, don't you understand sarcasm? ('cos you're probably wasting your time reading most anything I write if so)

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Please don't get me going on neighbours


Bitter experience has taught me that neighbours only have one purpose - target practice. I know, it shouldn't be like this. In 35 years here I have had only one good neighbour and, guess what, he owned a Land Rover and a motorbike.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
My other half now tells me the man at the shop (the local grapevine) says the car that felled our telegraph pole wasn't stolen but that the driver was drunk. What kind of person just leaves their car embedded in a telegraph pole with its back end blocking half the road and just goes home to bed, I don't care how drunk they were? Now I just need to find out who he is - never mind BT suing him/his insurers. Round here I just assumed it was stolen and didn't bother to get its reg. Another engineer came today and looked and went away again - we are becoming quite the attraction - and Rich, yes, he actually did mention the subject of insurance! - no doubt they will be repairing our line when they have raised the necessary funds, through the courts if necessary, to pay for a new pole.
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