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Messages - Kevin Wood

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General Discussion Area / Re: The Trump train set
« on: Today at 13:18:07 »
 :D :D :D

General Discussion Area / Re: Dollar shave
« on: Today at 13:15:52 »
I think I must live in a cave or something. Or maybe always out of the room when adverts are on, or somehow just don't notice them. Anyway, I have a small beard and electric shave/trim around it   :y

If only I were similarly gifted. I seem to spend most of my time in front of the TV paying uncle Rupert for that privilege. >:(

General Discussion Area / Re: Down to the nitty gritty
« on: Today at 13:13:12 »
2 of my neighbours with identical houses sold theirs recently.  Both within a day, both very close to asking price which was very close to market value.

Thinking about it, when we bought ours, the previous owner was about to be granted the house in a divorce settlement. The estate agent was forbidden to market it until that day (a Monday IIRC). We sat at his desk on the Friday while he told us this, and he mentioned that the ability to read upside down was often useful in his line of work. Sure enough, there on his desk was a letter containing the address. We had a discrete drive-by on the way home, arranged a viewing on the Monday morning, made an offer there and then, which got bounced a few times before we settled on a figure.

This was early June. Then the streamlined, well-oiled machine that is the land registry, mortgage companies and various solicitors sprang into action and we finally moved in on the 1st of November. >:(

We are on week 12 now....and there are only three in the chain (not counting our purchase which is no onward chain.) Its the first time buyer holding things up. Evidently querying this, querying that, but I was told that was sorted on Monday, but still nothing this end !!!

Sounds like it's about time for one of the solicitors to go on holiday, or may be they already have, but haven't thought to tell anyone? ::)

I hope it is soon sorted. :y

General Discussion Area / Re: Down to the nitty gritty
« on: Today at 09:47:56 »
Had ours on 2 months now, good amount of viewings but no offers yet. Doing good at 3 weeks, worth holding out for more  :y

That doesn't bode well for mine.

Location, Location, Location

In Sandhurst apart from a small amount of infill building, there is no building land, just protected meadow and heath land and a very good place to live with full amenities and a good community. Hence, if you have a place to rent: on the market at 9am, best renter selected by midday. Realistically priced property is typically sold in a day to a week, with the agent moaning he needs more like this and if not offering asking price you are ooing to be gazumped! :( :o

Must be similar in Four Marks given the pile of "Have you considered moving?", "Free no-obligation valuation" and "Recently sold in your area" junk mail I have to wade through when I get home every evening. ::)

What is it?...

I don't think we can play the guessing game with a picture up there ;) ;D

Smart Fortwo IceShine (84hp turbo) - the colour was specific to that edition, as were the wheels and half faux-leather interior, other than that it comes with the "Passion" trim (air conditioning, satnav) and has flappy-paddles for semi-auto gearchanging.. I believe they only made 1800 of them.

Autoblog were singularly unimpressed: ;D ;D

Does it come with the optional mulching blade package? ;)

Sitting on a bucket? Hmm. Sounds like a top tip for TheBoy next time he's overdone it on the Naga chicken - just in case. :y

General Discussion Area / Re: it's raining ....
« on: 14 July 2018, 10:20:49 »
but got stuck with Travolta and Olivia Newton John!
Welcome to my world, another one of Mrs TB's favourite films :(

But the video with that particular track, well, yes, as a teenage boy....    ....nothing to see here, move along now.
Kate Bush on top of the pops in her leotard, too, if you were lucky. :P

Not sure the toe is much of an issue. If the steering wheel isn't noticeably offset from straight ahead I'd argue they just clamped the steering wheel wrong.

Rear camber is interesting, though. Certainly not 162 worth of issues there. :o

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 12 July 2018, 21:16:36 »
Bloody hell. Part of reason I bought the XJ was to not get drawn in to childish encounters.

But a 7 series clearly fancied his chances, and needed teaching a lesson about making progress around the lanes. Dynamic on, Sport on, Flappy paddles on. The old style TB enabled. Job done.


Can't you just put you clog down any more? ::)

General Discussion Area / Re: Get ready for verbal fireworks
« on: 12 July 2018, 18:04:13 »
Went gliding today. At briefing the CFI pointed out on the map some restricted airspace imposed for Trump's helicopter.
Mutter from the back: "It looks like a cock!".
Room degenerates into laughter. ;D

General Discussion Area / Re: Blackfly- latest flying car
« on: 12 July 2018, 17:47:15 »
It's got propellers on and only does 62 MPH. Doesn't seem like my thing. :-\

Omega General Help / Re: A nightmare journey
« on: 12 July 2018, 08:56:58 »
What happened there? :o

General Discussion Area / Re: Anyone for a fly-past?
« on: 11 July 2018, 17:51:05 »
Speaking of Chinooks, did I mention that I'm going for a jolly in one in a couple of weeks? :D

I'd have thought, as a glider pilot, you'd already know better than to get into anything where the wings are moving faster than the fuselage? ;D

Anything that ugly is naturally repelled by the earth, meaning it doesn't even have to be working. :y

General Car Chat / Re: Fuel Duty
« on: 11 July 2018, 17:49:18 »
Can't accuse the Americans of not being practical :D

Beer in the 'fridge, though?

Barbarians... ::)
Proper beer, and its close cousin, Applejuice, should be served cold, and full of bubbles.

Treacle is for those who like straining liquid through their teeth.

That said, Brakkers Beer Festival will be on in a week or 2, so I'll grow a beard, wear sandles and socks, style myself on Unix-man, and drink what they have.  And end up in hucking fammered no doubt.

See! you've seen the light really. :y

The closer it resembles used engine oil*, the better it is.

* -  Excludes that stuff they pump out of the Liffey and inject with nitrogen, naturally.

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