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I rediscovered a box of my old hi fi from twenty years ago. Tuner, cassette deck (twin of course), cd and separate amp. Haven't tried them because my speakers are in a bad way. The Kefs cones have rotted and the other pair weren't so good in their day and have decayed too.

Question is if I resurrect the HiFi is there a way to use it with wireless speaker(s).which I flippantly call bluetooth like I know about this stuff. There seem to be plenty available but I am guessing I would need a gizmo to transmit from the amp.

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General Car Chat / Re: On she marches
« on: Yesterday at 13:57:24 »
Excellent. happy days :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Windrush
« on: 19 April 2018, 10:09:24 »
TM on being questioned about it said in the House that it came to light under Labours watch

Keith ABS

So the Tories have had 8 years to sort it out, but have done nothing or have done things to make the situation worse.  ::)

I have no problem with the so called 'hostile environment' for illegal immigrants, but it seems to me that the Home Office has been going after elderly people who are easy targets.  There was a lady deported to Singapore last year after living here for years with her British husband and had two adult children who were born and brought up here.  She had no family or friends there and arrived with a suitcase.  :(

Meanwhile in the news a few days ago (The Mail IIRC as the Guardian or BBC don't report such things) a Romanian man charged with rape skips bail in Romania and comes to the UK.  He is allowed in, but is later arrested under a European Arrest Warrant issued by the Romanian authorities as they want their man to face justice.  :y  The courts here reject the request to send him back as Romanian prisons don't come up to scratch and might breach his human rights!  They set him free and grant him leave to remain in the UK!  >:(

Make you proud to be British dosn't it?  ???

Thereby lies the problem. These officials are probably given targets in terms of the number they manage to deport each year hence the presumption of guilt. Old dears who have been here for years are easier to "process" than shifty Romanian criminals, so who do they go for to meet these targets? ::)

I think you are right there. I have mentioned before that my Mum came to Britain as a very young child from Canada  and lived there quite happily. Then a few years back,  returning from a day trip to Holland she was read the riot act at immigration and given a small set period of time to leave. It was at the time quite amusing apart from the fact that it was actually deadly serious. You could appeal BUT that would be heard AFTER you had left. She got the Telegraph involved and after that the officials magically sorted it. 

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General Car Chat / Re: Breaking down in France
« on: 18 April 2018, 20:42:59 »
God that is fantastic. What on earth happened next?

Mygood friends dad took the family to Spain in an Austin A40 in 1963 I think. The road over the Pyrenees was just dirt

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General Discussion Area / Re: First sunny day-not a good start
« on: 18 April 2018, 16:23:46 »
Also.....when you bought a flymo you used to get an orange spanner to change the blade, and a couple of spacers to lower the cutting height. Not any more.

Shouldn't be a problem for a former omega owner. Boxes full of spare parts suitable as washers and you will have the right spanner.
I have got the right spanner, and some spacers.....because they came with the old mower...and I throw nothing away;D

I knew you had a hobby ( a real one not just being a member of forums). Are you a rival for Mr Trebus, a life of grime?

There are things in my cupboard, brackets, plastic thingies that I have no idea what their for, a million screws, washers, more plastic thingies, plumbing fittings, bits of wood......I really should throw it.......but no.  :)

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 ;D ;D


Good point about seat belt being on.

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General Discussion Area / Re: First sunny day-not a good start
« on: 18 April 2018, 15:35:42 »
Also.....when you bought a flymo you used to get an orange spanner to change the blade, and a couple of spacers to lower the cutting height. Not any more.

Shouldn't be a problem for a former omega owner. Boxes full of spare parts suitable as washers and you will have the right spanner.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43803340

Very unlucky. I cannot imagine the horror of it for the woman and those seated nearby.

Just as well we don't know how we are going to die.

Out of interest where is the safest place to be on a plane if you have to travel? I always try for near the front. partly as it is less noisy and partly down to having better air than at the rear .

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General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: 18 April 2018, 06:35:04 »
Vessel

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General Car Chat / Re: Breaking down in France
« on: 17 April 2018, 11:56:12 »
I have a road trip to Paris coming up (combining a work trip with a booze cruise as the cellar is empty) in an attempt to avoid any fallout from the strikes.  I am using kitty which has been doing 100 miles a day for the last 6 moths without skipping a beat but reading all this I am a little twitchy about the drive to France now. :-\

Booze cruise? Are they still economically viable? I remember years ago tasting wine at a French Vineyard. It was very nice but when we got it home it was err not very nice. 

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General Car Chat / Re: waiting for AA recovery
« on: 16 April 2018, 22:00:37 »
It illustrates the value of breakdown cover. Glad you got back home safe and sound . :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Breaking down in France
« on: 16 April 2018, 21:22:16 »
In our Carlton days ( the one that later got stolen to order from a locked car park in Leicester) we went on one of our Europe trips.  This one was Spain and Portugal averaging 10 hours driving each day.

On the last day belting back through boring Northern France we suddenly ground to a halt. No doubt crank sensor. Tried to get an Opel garage 200 yards up the road to come and have a look. No chance as we are now closed. It was Saturday. So rang Breakdown company ( I think it was Green Flag) and they were brilliant. We stayed in a hotel Sat and Sun night waiting till Monday. We didnt have much cash and they paid on the understanding that we would reimburse them on our return.  Car fixed on Monday and again they sorted the bill.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Syria Chemical weapons retaliation
« on: 16 April 2018, 09:40:13 »
Saw an interesting survey of UK folk. Question asked was should Uk have got involved with this action over chemical weapons?

Result was very roughly a third yes, a third no and a third don't know. On expat forums there is mostly vitriol for Mays actions - she is after all the person guiding the UK out of the EU. Mind you the same forums spout theories that the CIA and Boris Johnson were behind the Salisbury poisonings and the Russians are the injured party!

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Great job  :y

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Newbie Welcome Area / Re: Hello All From Omega Geezer
« on: 15 April 2018, 15:00:08 »
Hola! Welcome to the forum :y

You will get a better response if you post your question in General Help. More people look in that section.

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