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Orsom Weels

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  1. The other half & I hope to make this one. Regards, Tim
  2. Count me & the wife in, we'll be eating as well See you there, Tim
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    Sorry guys, would have been difficult make the meet anyway, but must confess it slipped my memory. Can we not set up some form of email or text reminder ? When the meet was mentioned or discussed on the old regular forum I always got an email notification that someone had put a post on there, which doesn't seem to happen if things are posted in the events calendar here. I found it acted as a reminder plus prompted me to log in to say if we could make it or not. I know it's that time of year as well, but attendance does seem to have tailed off a bit since the meet's have only been mentioned here. Regards, Tim Hope to see you all next time
  4. I'm not sure about tonight, only got home from a long weekend at a show with the Norton club late last night, so a bit knackered, & I then have a hospital appointment this afternoon which may leave time a bit tight. If we can make it we will, if not, see you all next month. Cheers, Tim
  5. These are the best I can offer, more arrived after they were taken though. Cheers, Tim
  6. Yes, a cracking evening again. Looking forward to the next one, but not sure we can make July. Cheers all
  7. Hi Guys, Been away for a long camping weekend in deepest darkest Suffolk with the Norton club. No mobile phone signal or internet , so only just picked this up. Mrs O & myself plan to be there & will be eating. Cheers
  8. We will be, we also have some friends from Nottingham staying in the area who are hoping come along to see us, so could be 4 of us. Tim
  9. I hope to be there, most likely with Mrs O
  10. I've been looking for something to do on the FBHVC's 'Drive it day' & have decided, somewhat last minute, to go to Kersey mill near Hadleigh, Suffolk. Mrs O & I were staying in the area last year when this event was staged for the first time & it attracted a good number of cars from all era's, but there were only two lotuses there, our S4 Elan & a sunbeam Talbot Lotus. The weather wasn't as kind as it could have been, but we never the less had a good day, with a look round the mill & gardens etc, so thought we'd give it another go & hope for a nicer day. Anyone up for upping the number of lotus cars on display ? Tim
  11. I/we've got to take the daughter back to her digs at Easton between 6 & 9pm on Easter Monday, ready for her course to start again the next morning. Poor planning if you ask me, but it means we'll be in the area so could join in if it's the usual evening get together & nosh. Also happy to consider other options if it's a bad night for others. Regards, Tim
  12. She's a teenager, probably didn't even notice, I'll pass on your apology though. His name is Trevor. He's apparently had that elan since the seventies, but it was in one hell of a state, it had stood outside with only a small tarp to cover it for years. I helped him to restore it & got it back on the road late last summer. The body was probably one of the worst I have ever tackled, it was two mismatched halves, badly joined together, with horribly flared wheel arches & loads of damage. Doesn't look too bad now though.
  13. Yes, another good evening, just a shame about the days weather ! As Mrs O was stuck at work late, I thought it would be good to catch up with my daughter, as she is in digs at Eastern college. To my surprise, she was keen to tag along, mind you, that was probably the offer of a free feed . However, she enjoyed it & wants come again. That's going to prove fun when they both want to come along & the weather is more conducive to a 2 seater rag top
  14. All being well SWMBO & myself will be there again, hopefully in a Lotus this time. Tim
  15. We went through this middle of last year. We'd only been with BT about a month & lost our broadband, but the phone line was still working. Was told that couldn't happen, so it must be something in our house & we would have to pay their charge if that was found to be the case. After going through everything I could think of, I agreed to pay if it turned out to be our equipment. Two missed appointments, so two mornings wasted waiting in for them, then eventually an Openreach chap did turn up, 11 days after the fault was reported. He went through everything in the house & gave it all a clean bill of health, but did change a junction box where the cable comes through the floor into the house, mainly because the old one looked a bit daggy & was cracked. He then started to check the line. "That's strange" he said, " Your phone line's ok but you've got no broadband coming in, don't know how that can happen." "I was told it can't" said I. After then spending ages going up & down the road looking into all their little holes in the ground, another two vans arrived & we had a total of 4 blokes all adopting the heads down arses up stance around one of the holes. Later, one of them came & said that all was now fixed & our internet would start working again shortly. 2 days later, guess what, still no internet, but no phone either now ! I called BT to get them out again, but was told that the fault had been reported as fixed & therefore it must be our equipment, again, I had to agree to pay, but an Openreach appointment was made, & not kept. Another appointment was this time kept, & the guy who came looked at the new junction box & said "sorry, I can't do anything with that, it's not one of ours" "Your last chap put it there" I said, & he eventually agreed to put the correct box in & carry on, but made a big thing of telling me he shouldn't have touched it. Why? Anyway, after a lot of testing with various bits of equipment, he discovered that the first lot hadn't connected the correct set of cables in one of the holes somewhere, & once done we had phone & broadband on his test equipment, but no internet through the router. He replaced the router with an older second hand one he happened to have in his van, & everything was/is fine. by now over a month since the fault was first reported. We were both sure that the faulty router was the problem from the start. We did eventually get some compensation from BT for our weeks without the service we were paying for, they knocked £6 off our next bill! Bloody generous of them! Nothing for my three wasted morniongs waiting for no shows. As for speed, the max we can get is about 4 mb. The line won't handle any more ! What's most annoying is that for years we had Virgin broadband & never ever had a problem, it was only because they decided to drop wired broadband & concentrate on their own fibre optic network, which isn't available to us yet, that we had to change. We had a year with Plus net, then they wanted to hike the price to something ridiculous, so ended up with BT. Neither they, nor Openreach are fit for service in my opinion, BT's 'customer service' is a contradiction in terms! & it took 5 'engineers' to diagnose a dodgy router! Regards, Tim
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