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  1. perfect I already have a couple of cars with admiral. I will give them a call 🀩
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    Foxes!!!!!

    Brilliant, made me chuckle πŸ˜‚ The thing is I can hear them bloody fox things, my neighbour has one and it is hideous as I walk past, so at least its not a waste of money because if I am ever in Hampshire with a shovel & have a weird, must dig a hole moment, I will pick someone else's garden!! I can deal with the holes its the fact they shit everywhere that does my head in! To be fair our Maine Coon chases them off if you let him out
  3. that is exactly what i heard, also I sometimes take his car if it is the easiest to get out in the morning (also because it is actually a right laugh to drive) so what happens then? What happened to the days of Swinton Insurance ring them up for your MK2 escort Β£300 smash it up next Β£350!! I think he is going to have to take this one on the chin to be honest.
  4. All, my son has his test in a month or so i thought I would have a look around last night about getting him some insurance should he pass. The car is a low insurance group Fiesta ST Line, the quotes are big money but obvs i understand the risk. I am really against him getting a black box as i know a few people who have had them and broken a few silly rules and their insurance went through the roof, one even had his insurance revoked!! Being realistic being 17 you're never going to stick to the speed limit 100% of the time but I have also warned him that he really needs to not get caught speeding (like his Dad does not @Bibs) and definitely doesn't want to hit anything, btw he is paying for the insurance not me, mainly because i bought the car and he needs to feel the joys of motoring. I am also not putting him mine or the missus insurance as he needs to build some NCD and I have 32 years no claims 😁 I have however put us both as named drivers So anyone had any luck with this, any suggestions or is a case he is going to have to suck this up and not hit anything thanks in advance Dan E
  5. There is a blue elise with @ silver stripes parked down there, you would think I would know the name of the road having lived around there 31 years but have no idea. πŸ˜ƒ Come to the next one, probably going to be after the holiday, or the stand around in the airport for 6hours then get a cab home, season
  6. Tony I was saying to @Bibs I am always seeing your car around but didn’t know who owned it. We will organise another one towards the end of summer
  7. That Alfa 😍. Thank you all for coming great morning good to catch up with you all again. Happy to arrange another one maybe end of summer. @chillidoggy I am having that S4S off of you at some point.
  8. I am with Uncle Ian in Salon Prive, you will be down the end away from the food due to flys that follow your car. See some thought has gone into this! Obvs this is hoping there is some food and parking spaces you're invited to the Wilderness Road Jubilee Street party. @Bibsthey might even let you in
  9. Late notice all i know, There is a classic car breakfast meeting at The Cockpit pub Royal Parade (link below)in Chislehurst this friday 8am until around 11am. I believe we have organised some free coffee and bacon sandwiches but who knows. The Cockpit is owned by a forum member Rick or as you will all know him that man with THE GREEN ELITE!! https://www.thecockpitchislehurst.co.uk Most of the Watford Exotics Franchise will be in attendance and a certain drone flying CEO (I have been told that is all i can say, because he is having trouble with some members of the press at the moment). Someone is going early friday to cone off the parking spaces. Before you ask the pub opens at 12 πŸ˜ƒ, this does come with a warning that Sparkles is staying locally So if anyone fancies coming to say hello please pop in! Dan E/Watford Exotics-Ignition Specialist
  10. Sparkles give me a shout if you struggle with the leads and plugs I can offer much advice!!
  11. Knowing Thanet i have FTFY
  12. If you think about it @pete its a stroke of genius fix the light fitting to the inside of door then it has a double use as both internal and external lighting depending on if it is shut or open, adding lightness and efficiency all in one go.
  13. 🀣 That 100% to regs, tis not a problem
  14. @ChrisJ i don't think anyone is talking about electric heating, what we are saying is there is no point in looking at anyway of saving money until you look at the building fabric.
  15. @ChrisJ you never want to use electric for heating if you can help it, apart from maybe underfloor in bathrooms if they're tiled. What i was trying to put across is there is no point IMHO trying to claw back money installing solar if your house is leaking like a sieve and i can sort of promise you it will be. Buy or hire a thermal imaging camera and some insulating foam and mastic, you will be surprised what you can do. If you have suspended floors you would be better insulating under them than installing solar obvs IMHO
  16. @ChrisJ before you even think about solar, spend money on insulation, windows etc, I had the worlds most uninsulated house, during a complete refurb we have added insulation everywhere, every external wall has 100mm, underfloor 120mm, new windows, roof etc, you will not believe the difference. But, this is the best money you will spend, get a lot of cans of insulating expanding foam (you're going to need to invest in a multi tool to cut it back which are about Β£150, you don't have to but its a PITA doing it otherwise) and a thermal imaging camera (you can hire them) will save you more money, look after the planet way more than solar. When i done mine even after all the insulation the amount of cold spots you will find will blow your mind, warning it can become rather obsessive. This is a 1960s house and we haven't had the heating on upstairs at all since doing this and rarely have the downstairs heating on apart from the kitchen and utility underfloor heating which warms the whole house.
  17. Kimbers, be very careful with equity release, you may not want to leave your kids anything but with that you may well, easily and very quickly leave them with a massive debt.
  18. If you think about it, it makes total sense for pension planning point of view and frankly 85 is way old enough (sorry again @pete)
  19. So, been looking after the MIL for at least 15 years worse in the last 5 years as she is house bound and 92 so we have to do everything and she has 3 care visits a day, oh and no life, now this brings me on to my solution (sorry @pete) Everyone gets to live to 85 and two days (to get over the hangover of your birthday), then we just take them somewhere nice and give them a very lethal injection with a pleasant Gin and Tonic. You know it is coming you can plan your birthday, live like you want because you know the date your aren't going to be here. This will solve pretty much all the pension schemes and NHS issues. vote for me 🀣
  20. Depends where you want to vent the flue pipe, same place or relocate. Take it from me it isn’t a formality around here
  21. @Bibsgive me a call at some point or we can discuss next week in the pub. I have worked in a few and basically completely refurbished personally one Grade II listed and one Grade II* building, the difference between the two was completely insane. The Grade II* one was an absolute nightmare, same borough, same conservation officer. Be very careful and get to know the conservation officer, intimately in possible πŸ˜‚ Sorry Barry he is completely right about installing a new flue, been there seen it, felt the pain and done it
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