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Dan E

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  1. @Colin P that’s interesting I am currently doing a complete extend and refurb on a 1966 house and had exactly the same thing 😀. It is also shocking the amount of asbestos we found it was literally everywhere. Materials have been a nightmare apparently the front door is turning up on Monday, that will be 6months since order. I took the liberty of insulating the outside then rendering, mainly to keep Insulate Britain’s happy not to stay warm you understand Before
  2. I just went to pick my son up from rugby normally a 15 min round trip, there are 2 petrol garages on the way took me just over an hour!! it is complete madness it was literally a queue of 4x4 mothers, makes me so angry 🤬
  3. So how does this work then, the first day of this protest i had to drive to Maldon Essex which is about 55 miles from my house to pick up some door linings, architrave skirting etc. I know, i know but we needed them and they were only ones who had the lot in stock. I got caught up in all this nonsense and over the last 5 months I have 1. Had an extension built with 120mm of insulation/ green roof to follow 2. Had the entire externals of the original house covered in 100mm insulation and rendered 3. Installed a complete new heating & hot water system 4. At exceptional cost moved the drains as it turned out the original kitchen and utility drains were running into the surface/rain water drain 5. Have had the loft completely re-insulated 6. Installed triple glazing 7. Pulled all the floors up and have insulated underneath so all they caused me to do was get the pissing ump and use more diesel in the van. Twunt-ox's of the highest order.
  4. I think trying to repair Esprits whilst having Ebola is mentioned in Service Note 33:11:2 and it is not recommended
  5. What are the chances of this, we had a lovely garden designer around this week which we have subsequently employed and the TE was on the drive and she says, “ my brother has got one of those” obvs that meant she got the job. so Simon reveal yourself 😂
  6. Going to do a little investigation over the weekend once it is fully alight 🔥 I will give you a call.
  7. Sparkles would love to but ………… the very slight issue that it currently has a meltdown whenever it gets hot, this would not be an issue but the, ahem, garage that looks after it,as always, the warranty has just run out and has new preferred customers
  8. @ChrisJ @TonyKL @thebartman @faye2000 To all the above and anyone else that was considering coming this event it has been cancelled!! Apparently lots of people have dropped out as it might rain, I mean FFS!! One said that his car was impossible to drive in the rain 🤣. I can only assume it is on slicks. Most of the others didn't want to get their cars wet, not sure how they wash them then. Sorry all, I was only trying to support a local new meet but from now on I don't think I will bother with it. Annoying as i got the TE MOT'd and taxed yesterday so i could take it the 800yards to it, it is now sitting on my drive in sun and rain as the garage is full of builders stuff, lets hope it survives 😂
  9. Sparkles a full report on the sustenance provided at the house of Hackford required. I am specifically looking at bacon and bread quality along with the selection of sauces available. The GT3 is looking spectacular and my Essex is still looking the part 👍
  10. It was the most boring car I have ever owned, I never washed it in the 3 years I had it until the day before I traded it in, but do I regret buying it, no 😂. it didn’t have the 330 badge on it so I asked if she could get one, she said she could post but I went and picked it up 😂
  11. Dan E

    Lotus Emira

    Funny you should say this morning I was taking my son to school stuck in traffic next to us was a bloke in shades with his roof down in a 458, red obvs and boy did he look like a top tit. In fact he looked at us with a bit of attitude and we both burst put laughing at him
  12. I don’t want to make you jealous but she gave me a card when I picked up the car. No phone number though although I did check 3 times 😀
  13. That’s her. She was absolutely stunning that picture doesn’t do her justice either. There are not many car sales people who’s name I remember from 6 to 7 years ago but I do remember hers 😀😂
  14. Dan E

    Lotus Emira

    Still don't get it. I am guessing same interior and body, with a few options on both you wont get much change out of 140/150k. I personally would go LE Emira (even though i am def in the i4 camp) so say at worst 80k ( i am making this up as i go along) so that leaves another 60k ish to buy some other Lotus and some change. Absolutely lovely TE or a S1 plus well maybe a lovely plus 2 Elan. its like to me buying a M3 and M4 exactly like my neighbour has, he also annoys me as they're both black and he only cleans them in full sun, but that is another story 😀
  15. I can't recall much about the drive itself as the sales 'person' was one of the best looking women I had ever seen. was this the BMW dealer in Cobham? April Alexander? I bought a car off of her which i didn't even want
  16. Dan E

    Lotus Emira

    @Evotion I have been following a few of these threads and I put my deposit down after coming back from Goodwood, one epic looking car. I would have put it down at Goodwood as @Bibs put me under pressure and I am weak, but they didn’t take Amex. anyway what I would like to know is what your thinking is buying both the V6 and the i4? It just doesn’t make any sense to me! This is not a dig Btw. But wouldn’t you rather have one Emira then the world is your oyster, Esprit, 340R, Exige, any Elise, classic Europa, Excel, etc. You could probably have at least two of the above, I have the TE and the M100 but in your position you are looking at maybe a GT3 Esprit and a smoking Exige plus one Emira. Now that would be more exciting I promise you
  17. He was a top man, ahem. You can get his programme on catch up, well worth a watch 👍
  18. Turn up sounds like a load of dancing donkeys. Happy to do some bacon rolls and coffee at my house beforehand which is a 3 min drive away
  19. Tony it’s not a classic car meet it’s more exotic cars so the Exige will definitely fit in. I should maybe adjust the title 👍
  20. Ok all, my wife pointed out that a guy on NextDoor has arranged a classic car meet as detailed below. I am going with the TE be good if any of the local or not local Lotus boys and girls could make it. The poor guy got slated by a load of people saying it wasn’t green and we should think of the planet so be good to give him some support also apparently a XJ220 is turning up. Let me know if you can make it, it starts at 10am then a road trip to Sevenoaks pub for lunch and a pint Dan E
  21. @MJON you can get window stickers from the shop and as @Bibswill tell you they add 5 bhp so I have got 2 😀
  22. Dan E

    Caturday...

    My son measured Stan the Maine Coon yesterday stretched out from front paws to the end of his tail 3ft 9inches. A little bit of a shame earlier we had to cut the new extension floor up as one of the builders had managed to screed him under the suspended floor. 😃. Wife was massively stressed
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