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Whirlybird

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  1. After many months our house sale fell through! Estate agents and solicitors not keeping people informed really p*** me off.
  2. All very well, but my BP shares have taken a dive !
  3. A ride is no problem, although I am moving to Devon in January my car will be here for a while and I will be up every couple of weeks. I am in Reading at the moment, when I move the car will be in Maidenhead. PM me if you like.
  4. I'm with you Kimbers, I am off the alcohol and chocolate but only because I have a fitness test coming up. When I am finished I will make up for it big time. BUT, in the 3 weeks I have been off drink and chocs I have lost 4.5kg.
  5. That's good news as mine need doing as well together with the electric charge cooler pump. I have to move house first and then build a garage/barn before I can start.
  6. That's lovely Alan, but I think you need something a little more sophisticated to capture ALL of the different yellows on your car. ;-)
  7. I wouldn't be too sure on that........ it would take a brave pub to let me loose. :-)
  8. This was the song that made me start learning the sax.
  9. I just cut mine and used fiberglass etc to get it sorted. Have seen a few people who have done the same.
  10. Hi We hope to be in before the end of year, nice to see a few others are going to be around. Erik
  11. Crows Researchers for the Ministry of Transport found over 200 dead crows near greater Manchester recently, and there was concern that they may have died from Avian Flu. A Bird Pathologist examined the remains of all the crows, and, to everyone's relief, confirmed the problem was definitely NOT Avian Flu. The cause of death appeared to be vehicular impacts. However, during the detailed analysis it was noted that varying colours of paints appeared on the bird's beaks and claws. By analysing these paint residues it was determined that 98% of the crows had been killed by impact with lorries, while only 2% were killed by an impact with a car or motorcycle. Ministry of Transport then hired an Ornithological Behaviourist to determine if there was a cause for the disproportionate percentages of truck kills versus car kills. The Ornithological Behaviourist very quickly concluded the cause: When crows eat road kill, they always have a look-out crow in a nearby tree to warn of impending danger. They discovered that while all the lookout crows could shout "Cah", not a single one could shout "Lorry."
  12. The Cornish Three Kick Rule An City lawyer went duck hunting in Roche, Cornwall . He shot and dropped a bird, but it fell into a farmer's field on the other side of a fence. As the lawyer climbed over the fence, an elderly farmer drove up on his tractor and asked him what he was doing. The litigator responded, "I shot a duck and it fell in this field, and now I'm going to retrieve it." The old farmer Peter replied, "This is my property, and you are not coming over here. Get off my land" The indignant lawyer said, "I am one of the best trial lawyers in the City and, if you don't let me get that duck, I'll sue you and take everything you own." The old farmer smiled and said, "Apparently, you don't know how we settle disputes in Cornwall . We settle small disagreements like this with the 'Three Kick Rule.' The lawyer asked, "What is the 'Three Kick Rule'?" The Farmer replied, "Well, because the dispute occurs on my land, I get to go first. I kick you three times and then you kick me three times and so on back and forth until someone gives up." The lawyer quickly thought about the proposed contest and decided that he could easily take the old codger. He agreed to abide by the local custom. The old farmer slowly climbed down from the tractor and walked up to the attorney. His first kick planted the toe of his heavy steel-toed work boot into the lawyer's groin and dropped him to his knees! His second kick to the midriff sent the lawyer's last meal gushing from his mouth. The lawyer was on all fours when the farmer's third kick to his rear end, sent him face-first into a fresh cow pie. Summoning every bit of his will and remaining strength the lawyer very slowly managed to get to his feet. Wiping his face with the arm of his jacket, he said, "Okay, you old fart. Now it's my turn." The old farmer smiled and said, "Nah, I give up. You can have the duck."
  13. Have only just seen this thread title. I thought it was a group buy!
  14. We have a log burner at the moment, very nice in the winter months but i'm sure we pay more for the wood than we would using gas to heat the place. But to site around a log fire is much more fun than sitting around a radiator!
  15. I agree with John, speak to the planners. This is ours: http://www.stags.co.uk/properties/6593719/sales The listing states about chamfered scalloped barge boards, which are not there now, We will be getting that sorted out before we move in, otherwise it will come back to bite us on the arse later. Interior doors are original, cant be touched etc
  16. The house we have had an offer accepted on in Devon is also Grade 2 listed. If you do a search you will find why it is listed i.e. ours is a typical farmhouse of the area, which has blah blah...
  17. Don't forget the GT3, if you find one with the bucket seats you have more headroom, worked for me. :-)
  18. I'm sure mentioning Jodie Kidd had nothing to do with the speed!
  19. I knew if I waited long enough the price of GT3's would get real! ;-)
  20. Must be: http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/lotus/esprit/lotus-lotus-gt3-esprit-coupe-------------1997/2641495 If not, I hope there's not worse!
  21. I won't take offence Gary, I understand as Alan is getting on a bit the old colour vision starts to play up a little.
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