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Post by Dave Barter » Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:28 pm

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Post by pistonbroke » Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:00 pm

Just had confirmation that our offer for a top of the range 5m diameter Lotus-Belle tent complete with floor, double bed and furniture has been accepted. We've bought it from a neighbour who is moving house in the Summer, he doesn't need it any more and has sold it for 1/3 of what he paid for it 2 years ago. Means we can offer accommodation for up to 5 people, making the B&B more desirable for families.
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Post by RIP » Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:09 pm

Wow!
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Post by htrider » Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:32 pm

That'll be a fair old weight to go on a yak bob :mrgreen:
Fairly cheery for me, all things considering. The worlds gone to hell in a handcart but my first attempt at homebrew aint half bad. Cheers!

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Post by K1100T » Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:25 am

htrider wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:32 pm
The worlds gone to hell in a handcart but my first attempt at homebrew aint half bad. Cheers!
Another time and money sink! If you want a place like this for homebrew, get yea to Jim's -> https://www.jimsbeerkit.co.uk/forum/
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Post by pistonbroke » Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:21 am

For those who don't visit that other shouty place, they do occasionally talk about some gems. As a person of a certain age, I really like watching these 2 and they now have a website. https://www.mortimerandwhitehouse.co.uk/
There are a couple of recipes that I might try, especially as fresh tuna and sardines are cheap as chips here.

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Post by psling » Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:45 am

Will have a look at that, their TV fishing stuff is 'comfortable' viewing!

Were you hit by snow after?
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Post by pistonbroke » Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:54 am

You could say that, it's still snowing!
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Post by htrider » Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:48 pm

K1100T wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:25 am
htrider wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:32 pm
The worlds gone to hell in a handcart but my first attempt at homebrew aint half bad. Cheers!
Another time and money sink! If you want a place like this for homebrew, get yea to Jim's -> https://www.jimsbeerkit.co.uk/forum/
Oh no, another obsession - save me! Friends bought me a book for xmas on homebrewing complete with lots of recipe's - I've already been eyeing up stainless steel fermenters......
Still not a bad hobby at the mo - takes up lots of time and produces something that helps you cope with the isolation :grin:

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Post by RIP » Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:29 am

....and here obviously! :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXyT1vy3BII

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:38 am

Lovely that Reg and blows my theory about hipsters out of the water :wink:

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Post by RIP » Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:50 am

Ohhh don't encourage me. Unbelievably I've only just twigged the significance of him being called Doc Cox when he was on "That's Life" on telly!!

Now here's a thought - one for Stu - Doc Cox would have made a superb double-act with the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer 2011-2015 :lol: :lol: . Oh come on peeps, it's Friday!
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Post by RIP » Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:51 am

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:38 am
I've just lifted project Death Trap onto its wheels properly for the first time. I can get the stand welded on this afternoon now :-bd
Big day! Pix? Or still under wraps?
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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:44 am

Big day! Pix? Or still under wraps?
Still very much in a bare metal / primer state Reg but the untrained eye can tell what it is now :wink:
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Post by frogatthefarriers » Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:32 pm

My mum popped her clogs last August. Not cheery. But today we started clearing her house. Sooo much stuff. Why do women need so many shoes? 4 Zafiras full of clothes, some with labels still in. But, behind a wardrobe was an envelope with 50 £20 notes in it. Friday was pretty cheery after that. :lol:
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Post by RIP » Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:02 am

Without wishing to make fun of the poor chap himself, you've got to wonder what effect a generous slice of Dee's Famous Lemon Drizzle Cake would have on him...

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news ... 363767
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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:39 am

Just been sent this pic of one of the drag bikes we used to run. It was called 'Suspect Device' and painted to look like a parcel (bomb). It had real stamps on and everything. Mostly started life as a box of Z1 parts, I recall in this guise it was 1260cc but later was taken out to 1428cc. Takes me back :wink:

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Post by AndreR » Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:47 am

WOW I haven't seen a copy of BSH in years!!! That Street Fighters and AWOL were my favorite magazines about 30 years ago!!!
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Post by RIP » Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:57 am

Does her outfit conform to EN13595/17092 do you think? Very irresponsible putting that on the front page.







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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:05 am

WOW I haven't seen a copy of BSH in years!!! That Street Fighters and AWOL were my favorite magazines about 30 years ago!!!
Had numerous bikes featured in BSH and Streetfighters over the years but I recall, never one in AWOL.
Does her outfit conform to EN13595/17092 do you think? Very irresponsible putting that on the front page.
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Post by sean_iow » Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:20 am

When my father started work as a postman back in the late 80's there was a safety poster in the sorting office about how to spot parcel bombs, some of the things were not obvious like,

Oily stains on the packaging - some explosives have a residue which can soak through to the outside
Badly written address - I guess if you're writing on a bomb you might have a shaky hand

But the poster also had on the list 'protruding wires' and 'ticking noises' :grin:

Someone had written at the bottom of list, Has Acme written on the outside and is addressed to Road Runner :lol:
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Post by htrider » Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:29 am

Ahh BSH, that takes me back. A model of equality and respect :grin:
Always made me laugh when the blokes whose bikes were being featured generally included a picture of their other half (dressed appropriately...) kind of like readers wives with motorbikes....

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:36 am

But the poster also had on the list 'protruding wires' and 'ticking noises'
It had both of those :wink:
Always made me laugh when the blokes whose bikes were being featured generally included a picture of their other half (dressed appropriately...) kind of like readers wives with motorbikes....
They usually hired a model and a studio for the main feature bikes but yeah, there were plenty of submissions that did include readers wives. I always made a point of never attending studio shoots as it's very dull and the waste of a day but the lads would fight over who was going :wink:
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Post by BigdummySteve » Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:46 pm

The cleaning business owner developed the condition after being exposed to strong chemicals at work almost 20 years ago
Sadly he didn’t reveal which chemicals :sad:
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Post by AndreR » Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:51 pm

sean_iow wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:20 am
When my father started work as a postman back in the late 80's there was a safety poster in the sorting office about how to spot parcel bombs
Best safety poster I've seen was a photo of a pair of hands with the caption "Your 10 best tools, no spares in stock"
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