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Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri May 15, 2020 1:10 pm

I take it you have a tig welder Stu?
i have Phil but I'm sh1t - my dad always said, "you can join metal but you can't weld". I've tacked it up with a mig - plan is to see a bloke over the hill to tig it up, grind it back then get it ceramic coated.
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Post by RIP » Fri May 15, 2020 1:41 pm

htrider wrote:
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RIP wrote:
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pipes
Oh. Post lady's just been. Invoice from Lincoln Diesels Ltd for eight cylinder liners. £4080. Plus VAT. You and your cheery.
They for the family runabout Reg?
Yeah, got a big family :wink:
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Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Post by techno » Fri May 15, 2020 2:00 pm

RIP wrote:
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Ouch, what kind of diameter are those Reg? Are they a press fit or screwed in / held by mechanical means?
10" press fit. Seals gone, coolant in oil; new rings and a couple of pistons while we're at it. Ker-ching. X_X . Lucky still used in ships etc. Growing sunflowers much more sensible pastime.

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Post by RIP » Fri May 15, 2020 3:40 pm

I wish.

Massive bee swarm here now. Not sure if that's cheery or just downright blimmin' scary!
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Post by frogatthefarriers » Fri May 15, 2020 8:29 pm

Less than cheery here :sad: Yesterdays overnight frost has taken all the tops off my potatoes and done for most of the sweetcorn
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Post by psling » Fri May 22, 2020 11:49 am

This dropped into my social media this morning and made me smile (and, I can't think why, made me think of our Reg :wink: ):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nL6isGPhzk

Got me thinking of biking analogies; when i were young we couldn't afford tyres so had to wrap the rims with torn up sacks and we made our saddlebags out of cows stomachs after we'd suck the goodness out of 'em...
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Post by RIP » Fri May 22, 2020 12:32 pm

:grin: . Yorkshireman? Terrible insult to a Derby Ram that is Peter :smile: .

Are you there H.O.T.T. ? Time for a sunflower competition check-in. Managed to rear 18 out the 24 seeds I planted in little trays. Time to move them on. Asked Mrs Perrin if I could transplant to the garden and she said 'funk that matey'. Oh. Bit of a setback. Intense negotiations got a concession of six being allowed in pots under sufferance so here they are:

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She didn't care about the other 12. Euthanasia was suggested. What! So, took 'em down to the river to keep my oak saplings company. Very windy today but they seem ok:

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Post by sean_iow » Fri May 22, 2020 12:38 pm

Sunflowers reminds me of this picture I took last August

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There were areas of them throughout the field. It's next to the cycle track on my commute. I can only assume that they previously grew sunflowers in the field and they have self-seeded? I cant think of a reason to plant sunflowers in with a sweetcorn crop, unless it was just to make me smile as I rode past?
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Post by RIP » Fri May 22, 2020 12:42 pm

"just to make me smile as I rode past" - best possible reason :-bd

Oh and being CF today and nice and sunny I think a little drinkypoos in the garden later will be in order. But a change from beers, because postie has been with a secret package.

It was a bit scary because Mrs Perrin heard the knock and nearly beat me to it. I managed to open the door and frantically signal to Her Postness whilst shouting 'oh look not more bills again' loudly. You know how you do it when you're expecting a very expensive and gratuitous bike part? Hid the box behind the sofa and opened it later.

Bottle of tequila from DistillersDirect - couldn't find in the shops. Even came with a little chocolate and message from Craig and Anna so that's nice. I'm really not into 'hard liquor' but.....

So, margaritas this evening. Only have them as a treat because things can get a bit out of hand as anybody misguided enough to have ridden with me on Winter Event '19 will remember. Suffice to say I'm infamous in Corris as '3 Margarita Man' spoken in hushed tones.

Cheery Friday to one and all.
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Post by htrider » Fri May 22, 2020 1:29 pm

You drank 'em yet Reg?
Blowing a hoolie here with intermittent (horizontal) dreich so no back garden beer for me. Got a works night out this evening though so I'm expecting several hours of frustrated attempts to speak to someone via the power of the internet whilst getting hammered on the many ales I've hoarded / accumulated over the last three months.

Re simple pleasures - watching the grass starting to grow on my newly extended back lawn and watching the soap opera that is a pair of blackbirds and a Robin with her two chicks (well youths now) interacting with each other and occasionally fighting over who gets a go in the dust bath.
Cheers! :-bd

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Post by BigdummySteve » Fri May 22, 2020 1:33 pm

RIP wrote:
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So, margaritas this evening.
Cheery Friday to one and all.
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Oh no, not again :-SS
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Post by BigdummySteve » Fri May 22, 2020 1:38 pm

htrider wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 1:29 pm
getting hammered on the many ales I've hoarded / accumulated over the last three months.
Cheers! :-bd
Hoarding beer ? What a novel concept, mine only last as long as they do because I like them chilled :lol:
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Post by BigdummySteve » Fri May 22, 2020 1:42 pm

Very cheery here, spokes have finally arrived, the table is set for building :-bd just waiting for Mrs D to depart for the required zen like and tranquility.
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Post by htrider » Fri May 22, 2020 1:43 pm

BigdummySteve wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 1:38 pm
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getting hammered on the many ales I've hoarded / accumulated over the last three months.
Cheers! :-bd
Hoarding beer ? What a novel concept, mine only last as long as they do because I like them chilled :lol:
Its a new on one on me tbh and all the result of some great on line offers..... Overall there has been a net reduction in numbers but I still have a large stash under the floorboards which I plan to make a serious dent in this weekend

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Post by BigdummySteve » Fri May 22, 2020 2:34 pm

Under the floorboards.....say no more :wink:
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Post by Landslide » Sat May 23, 2020 10:24 am

Joining the BB sunflowers gang. Of the 6 seeds planted, 5 germinated, and have so far survived a couple of repotting upgrades.

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Post by RIP » Sat May 23, 2020 5:56 pm

Blimey you're way ahead Chris, how long have they been going? I think I'm week 3 and only about 6". I'm feeding mine some seaweed stuff but maybe it's time to wheel out the secret recipe.

H.O.T.T. reckoned his are some giant American import variety which is surely cheating....
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Post by Landslide » Sat May 23, 2020 7:45 pm

I've not kept track really. They've had a nice sunny window sill indoors to get them started, and been outside about a week. As soon as I moved them out to the garden, they got a stray football, courtesy of child 1. No idea what variety they are.

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Post by RIP » Fri May 29, 2020 5:21 pm

No-o-o-oooooooooooooooooooo! What a hipster. But... today I just don't care. 'Cos.... it's Friday. And I didn't have one last Friday after all. There's lots of crap things going on and I do my best to try and help in various ways I really do, but at the same time it's not wrong to pamper yourself as well.

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Any other self-pamperings going on? Anything counts - stupid cocktails; mug of proper tea and DFLDC; lying flat on your back in some long grass staring at the sky; chilllin' with an interesting book; pretending you're queuing in Golden Sands chippy; reminiscing about lying in a toilet block in the pissing rain with MaM; remembering crossing the Mawddach in a rowing boat with Pickers and two bikes with full BP gear, or watching H.O.T.T. having fun sliding on his back head-first down a snowy slope in his posh Outdry jacket; bunging Toy Dolls on the player for a few mad tracks; sitting in a carriage on the Shrewsbury-Aber 'party train' on the way to WRT '19 - as the only bloke present - watching all the prosecco-friskied scantily-clad laydeeez-night-outers trying to traverse the length of the carriage using only the luggage racks; listening to the birdies tweeting; or just doing absolutely nothing at all.... whatever takes your fancy.
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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri May 29, 2020 5:44 pm

Very nice Reg (I think) ... Me, I've laid down tools and picked up more tools and will (after making a brew) begin the delicate operation of assembling a seat for project Death trap. It's a delicate operation requiring both steady and clean hands (best put gloves on then). I could well knacker up considerable work in one fell swoop ... Dee did suggest I simply bought a seat but I can't see the fun in that.

I'm also keeping a watchful eye out for over eager fledgelings who keep jumping from nests and running round the yard like naughty kids. :-bd
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Post by RIP » Fri May 29, 2020 6:10 pm

See, it's small things. :-bd
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Post by sean_iow » Fri May 29, 2020 7:24 pm

We've had take-a-way for jane's birthday, yes I know that was yesterday but the restaurant only does it on Fridays and Saturdays. It's from Nomad which is one of the hip places the cool kids go. It's the 'shut up and feed me' menu where in the restaurant you get 5 dishes and you don't know what they'll be until they bring them out. Tonight's was

Build your own pork belly bao bun
Truffled mac and cheese croquettes
Charred broccoli salsa mexicana
Jerk chicken, jerk sauce, pineapple
5 spice sweet potato

We washed that down with bombay bramble gin swiftly followed by a rhubarb and ginger gin :grin:

Good job I've had the gins to take my mind off the price. I won't say how much it was but if you imagine a normal Chinese take out is a straight alloy handlebar this was the Jones Loops of take out :smile:
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Post by whitestone » Fri May 29, 2020 7:31 pm

sean_iow wrote:
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Good job I've had the gins to take my mind off the price. I won't say how much it was but if you imagine a normal Chinese take out is a straight alloy handlebar this was the Jones Loops of take out :smile:
Aluminium, carbon or titanium? :wink:
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Post by RIP » Fri May 29, 2020 7:32 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 5:44 pm
Dee did suggest I simply bought a seat but I can't see the fun in that.
As mentioned previously, sometimes our lives seem to follow uncannily similar paths :lol:
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