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General Car Chat / Re: More caravanists
« on: Yesterday at 23:19:24 »
Hell, even the Belgians have a higher speed limit than the UK, and everyone knows that the Belgians can't drive for shit ;D

.. and they have pot holes you can lose an Omega in. :o

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One of ours mysteriously burnt down one night.  ::)

I saw this great glow in the sky and was rejoicing that the place had gone up. It was only one hut. Not surprising, really, the rest of the school was either concrete or metal. Nothing to burn. Of course, not even any insulation in those days as tree huggers weren't a thing. ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: More caravanists
« on: Yesterday at 16:48:10 »
Now consider the even greater expense and uselessness of a motorhome/camper

It must be a major ballache to have to pack up all your stuff, disconnect pipes full of sewerage, etc. just to nip down to the shops for some provisions - or anywhere, for that matter.

I guess that's why they drive around with a Smart dangling out the back.

I must confess to having the occasional desire to get one and just disappear for a few months, though. I guess, unless the journey is the whole reason you're going, though, it's not better than a tent in any way, and very much not better than a westfield and a small tent / hotel.*


*- unless it's raining ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: More caravanists
« on: Yesterday at 15:30:39 »
The only people who hate towing are those that can't :-X
I have no problem with towing.. Just wouldn't personally do it to a plastic bedsit.

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General Car Chat / Re: More caravanists
« on: Yesterday at 14:28:40 »
Perhaps it's the Wife Swapping/Damp/crapping in a bucket in your wardrobe. ;)

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General Car Chat / More caravanists
« on: Yesterday at 14:17:07 »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42330511

Hotel rooms also available.  ::)

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Omega General Help / Re: shock x4 replacement
« on: Yesterday at 13:47:43 »
B4s were almost indistinguishable from my original MV6 shocks when I changed them, so you could infer from that that they are equivalent to worn MV6 shocks. I don't see how anyone could think they are too firm unless you like driving a water bed. ;)

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General Discussion Area / Re: so the children can build snowmans
« on: 14 December 2017, 13:49:00 »
I'm surprised in this mad world, the PC brigade hasn't insisted that its 'Snowperson'   ::)

The rug-muncher that runs our local primary school would insist snowman alternated every other day with snow-woman! :(

Additional carrot required, then, and probably some broccoli, seeing as I don't believe Brazillian snowmenpersons are a thing. ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Theres Snow
« on: 13 December 2017, 10:33:24 »
including in the last lot of snow we had. Not sure if that had winter tyres on, but thereís some big olí balls either way!
I seem to recall Kevin Wood trying similar one icy morning, and filling his nosecone full of earth bank.  I suspect big gonads sudden shrank. Plus there must have been poo...

Nope. There was no poo, I'm happy to report. Anyone suggesting that the gonads were in a position to shrink any further has clearly never driven a Westfield in sub-zero temperatures. :o

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General Car Chat / Re: The Merc v. Snow & Ice.
« on: 13 December 2017, 10:12:46 »
I canít fault the omegas handeling in the snow, very predictable and gentle.
Traction however is a problem on hills and as I live on a hill Iím leaving her at home for now!

So, would that be his water music, or the Messiah perhaps?  :y

He's not the Messiah! He's a very naughty boy... etc. :D

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General Discussion Area / Re: so the children can build snowmans
« on: 12 December 2017, 23:40:06 »
and the PE teachers would take turns to bum us
I never knew we went to the same school ::)
I do still have very naughty memories of Miss Ellis in her leotard, though.   :-*

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General Discussion Area / Re: not good, in any way shape or form
« on: 12 December 2017, 23:30:52 »
I must admit, my last flight on BA had me thinking I might just as well have used Ryanair, as exactly the same "budget" level of service was on offer for rather more money.

The only way to get a seat reservation next to your partner appears to be to fly with suffer them enough to get an executive club card as they get to scarf all the seat reservations before I even got to pay for one. >:(

This from and ex-silver card holder who flew with them at least every 2 weeks throughout the 90's and 00's. There's no doubt they've gone down the shitter since.

But.. my woes were nothing like what you're experiencing, Nigel. :o I do hope your troubles are soon over and you can get on with enjoying your holiday. :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Darwin at work
« on: 12 December 2017, 17:15:51 »
Yes, doing something inherently stupid, that you know is going to kill you sooner or later, rather than something just mildly more exciting than everyday life, is bound to get the adrenaline running every time. Running down your inside leg, in all likelihood. ;)

Brown or yellow adrenaline? ;D

The worst type. A mixture of the two. :D

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General Discussion Area / Re: not good, in any way shape or form
« on: 12 December 2017, 17:14:45 »


Ooooops. Not good

I was flying from T5 on their opening morning. Anyone remember that ? I was on telly  ::)

Utter chaos. Almost 48 hours to get to Milan, sans luggage. Ever tried to buy normal cheap XXL underpants in Milan, fashion capital ? Quite amusing. But, all part of the reason I avoid flying whenever possible.

I have had the opposite experience. Finding XXL underpants in Toronto was no problem whatsoever.  Finding somewhere to stuff the acres of excess material without spoiling the fit of my suit, however...  :D

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Omega General Help / Re: So I took the cill covers off the 3.2.....
« on: 12 December 2017, 16:02:08 »
Looks like at least the bottom edge of the sill is spot welded, so drilling those out might be a good starter. This is where I run out of experience, however.

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