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Post by Welly » Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:29 am

Just had a massive row with the missus about booking a Holiday, apparently she wanted to come with me.
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Post by steve_earwig » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:10 am

:lol: :lol: :cheesy:

Mine always goes without me, then she goes to some place called England, sounds ghastly!
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Post by Doggy » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:35 am

This year the entire clan, (us, our 3 kids, their partners, 4 grandkids and a large labrador), are occupying a previously peaceful corner of north Devon.
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Post by steve_earwig » Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:22 pm

Remember what happened to the Donner Party...

What do you mean what could go wrong? Put on your happy face and have a good time!
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Post by Welly » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:06 am

steve_earwig wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:22 pm
What do you mean what could go wrong? Put on your happy face and have a good time!
Sorry but I'm with Doggy on this one.
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Post by steve_earwig » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:24 am

You might need to explain this to me...

Or is it that you'll be expected to do just about everything? :supafrisk:
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Post by steve_earwig » Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:26 am

I just (took about 4 hours :roll: ) uploaded a short vid of the thunderstorm we had now yesterday evening. We'd had normal one earlier but I didn't stop hearing thunder all afternoon and then this one arrived. Almost constant thunder and lightening, I don0t think I've seen one like it before, accompanied by heavy rain but mercifully no hail or strong winds.

It rumbled on for a couple of hours after and there's still the odd rumble in the distance.
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1991 Yamaha TDM850 - fuel leaks galore!
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Post by Welly » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:14 am

That car at 0.28 how fast! :roll:

I've never seen that much lightening so close together :shock:

Good to put a voice to your name :cheesy:
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Post by steve_earwig » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:26 am

Lord alone knows, the limit is 50kmh there, 40 further back towards the school, but Croatian speed limits are generally bizzarre so everyone ignores them (unless the police are "fund raising" :roll: ) You'd think they'd know better, the road through the village doesn't actually go anywhere (unless you have a 4x4/don't care about your suspension) so they're residents doing that. Also, they're probably drunk as it was Jaska's "days of wine" over the weekend - i.e. another excuse to try and die of alcohol poisoning.

Speaking of daft speed limits, I notice the (signed) speed limit over the railway bridge near here is 50kmh going one way, 60 the other - do they even care?

I hate how my voice sounds in recordings, I think most people have that though.

Max says he's not seen a storm that vigorous since the 1970's, quite bizarre. He also got hail, not your usual round stuff, banana-shaped apparently (could've taken a picture, you knob :x )
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1991 Yamaha TDM850 - fuel leaks galore!
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Post by steve_earwig » Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:04 pm

There's a load of noise out the front, apparently it's going on for 2 days. I thought it was just the fire drunks having yet another party but according to Nada next door (it means hope, ok?) it's one of the national tv companies filming. Oh yeah, cameras, I see. What are they filming, a commercial (said tv channel is renown for being unwatchable due to the amount of adverts). No, some sort of movie.

All sorts of acting going on now, people shouting, crying, whistling (que? Nobody whistles here), doors slamming, loud bangs.

must...resist...urge..to...play...German...death...metal...at...full...blast.
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1991 Yamaha TDM850 - fuel leaks galore!
2008 Toyota Recall4 2.0 VVTI ATM LHD JTMBH31V90D007261 - flimsy piece of crap.
1953 Matchless G3LS - Can somebody stand by with an extinguisher?

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Post by caprixpack » Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:55 pm

I took the GTX to download at the weekend, me the wife and a boot load of stuff and 600 miles. I got 54 mpg on the trip computer, worked out on the calculator at 52 mpg. I was going to go in the 924 but the 406 has cruise control which made the m6 and a50 easier and I felt easier leaving it in a field as the pug already got plenty of battle scars.
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Post by steve_earwig » Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:14 pm

To download what? :? As you get older you'll realise a comfortable, versatile and reliable car is all you need. Besides, I doubt my back would even let me get in a Porch now...

Of course, t'wife rings me to come and collect her right in the middle of it all, so I have to reverse the yoyo through their scene and over all the cables. I did ask first. The yoyo's had to be parked down the road until they're done. T'wife reckons it's a soap opera. We also had to wait for a cut in case Scooter went mental when he saw t'wife coming.
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1991 Yamaha TDM850 - fuel leaks galore!
2008 Toyota Recall4 2.0 VVTI ATM LHD JTMBH31V90D007261 - flimsy piece of crap.
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Post by caprixpack » Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:30 pm

Download festival, 3 days or rock music :twisted:
To be fair it was more a case of I wasn't happy leaving my pride and joy in an unsecured field.
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Post by steve_earwig » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:23 pm

Ooh, speaking of pride and joy, mate of mine here Mislav has a rather nice black Alfa 159- Or rather he used to: in some places along with the thunderstorm Friday came hail. Mislav was caught out in it, he managed to find a tree to hide his car under but by then it was too late and he has about a dozen dings on bonnet and roof. Bugger :(

After looking at the car we then got talking about common faults with 406's and 159's, he had one where all the electrics in the car kept cutting out, just leaving the engine running blind. It happened more and more often until he found there's a multiconnector under the driver's feet which, with time and stamping about, fractures all the wires. No water necessary...
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1991 Yamaha TDM850 - fuel leaks galore!
2008 Toyota Recall4 2.0 VVTI ATM LHD JTMBH31V90D007261 - flimsy piece of crap.
1953 Matchless G3LS - Can somebody stand by with an extinguisher?

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Post by steve_earwig » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:44 am

Mwanwhile, in my dad's back garden
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I suspect he spends more feeding the local fox population than he does feeding himself. Ah well, he is 85 and perfectly entitled to go a bit nutty.
Talking bollocks sin©e 2007

2004 D9 2.0 HDi 110 Estate lhd VF38ERHZF81657352 - sold but being very well looked after.
1991 Yamaha TDM850 - fuel leaks galore!
2008 Toyota Recall4 2.0 VVTI ATM LHD JTMBH31V90D007261 - flimsy piece of crap.
1953 Matchless G3LS - Can somebody stand by with an extinguisher?

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