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@Dan E - I've had a several encounters like that as I fly every week - lost count of the number of "touch and goes" on landing, was thrown out of my seat mid-flight en-route to India, woke up hearing the captain on the intercom shouting calmly but bloody firmly to the cabin crew "cabin crew, sit and belt up now!" then whoosh, about 30 seconds later the plane was being dropping like a stone and bucking about.  Had 4 aborted landings one after the other last year at La Palma (not to be confused with Las Palmas on Gran Canaria like some dope on our flight - christ did his wife lay in to him when she realised he had not only booked the flight to the wrong airport, it was the wrong bloody island lol) then we got re-directed to Tenerife South. Sat on the tarmac for 2 hours then back to La Palma and this time after 2 more attempts aborted we finally got down.  

Going to be interesting to see what happens when the accountants decide Pilots are too expensive and replace them with autonomous systems. All I can say is that when that happens I'll be retiring from career and taking out a mini-cab licence!

Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

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About 100 metres from home, can see the tapes from our bedroom window.

Looks like the poor woman was picking her kids up from one of the schools which adjoin each other behind our back garden.

https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/ewell-murder-stabbing-surrey-police-15804715

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@Sparky yes BA, even though their IT dept was so badly managed for years 🙂 I always fly BA if I have the option mainly for the Tier points and I get in their Lounges. Also with the BA Amex we always get a couple of weekends away with the points a year. 

@C8RKH agreed on that, them pilots earn their money when it is like that, first time I have ever had an abortive landing in God knows how many flights 

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I've had plenty of interesting moments on aircraft, but in 35 years of lots of flying, not one go-around.  I feel robbed.

This 787 bounced nicely yesterday.  Although I do get angry with the hyperbole used for events like this (in this case "INSANE"). 

 

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Agree and saw that - it's all about headline and attention grabbing these days and half of the time when you look at the "insane" or "incredible" footage you are just like, meh, is that it....  I think people who grab attention like this should be flogged a dozen times and that should be video'd and posted with a counter title like "yet another routine public flogging of a sensationalist, no point watching it as nothing to see here". Kind of ironic poetry.... 

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Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

The first guy to ride a bull for fun, was a true hero. The second man to follow him was truly nuts!   

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On 09/02/2019 at 09:35, Colin P said:

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About 100 metres from home, can see the tapes from our bedroom window.

Looks like the poor woman was picking her kids up from one of the schools which adjoin each other behind our back garden.

https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/ewell-murder-stabbing-surrey-police-15804715

39 years old, apparently left husband a month ago and living in secure house several miles away, carrying one pre school child whilst on the school run to pick up her other 3 children when someone mounted the kerb jumped out of car and stabbed her to death. Two in custody within 2 hours.

From the photos taken from Facebook looks like she lived down our road. :cry:

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A Lotus is for driving, pork is for breakfast.

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Two weeks Vauxhall have had my van

last week they moved it from Worcester to Cheltenham without me even knowing as their commercial ramp broke.

today - they confirm it’s in bits - needs a new engine they think - pending approval from Vauxhall.

date of return - unknown - can’t seem to be able to put a date on that

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The plonker selling a car on eBay, after I suggest collection at the weekend (auction ends Monday evening), is demanding collection before Friday, but didn't think to mention any such restriction in the listing.

Perhaps I should have known the sort of person, as he had to update the listing during the auction to state "collection only".

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After having had several weeks with a different random selection of LEDs illuminate in the front clusters each time I turned on the Evora's sidelights, they now seem to have had a union meeting and agreed on strike action (or should that be inaction?) in that once they are out, they stay out. MOT due in 6 weeks - great! :angry:

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Valentines day. Spend Spend spend or you are made to feel guilty, on what is basically a made up day to part you from your hard earned. It used to be a card, now it (price inflated) flowers, or even jewelery and a meal out.

Well bah humbug. I've signed up for an extra shift tonight, 1800 to 0100. So NYAHHHHHHHHHHH! :harhar:

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37 minutes ago, Kimbers said:

Valentines day. Spend Spend spend or you are made to feel guilty, on what is basically a made up day to part you from your hard earned. It used to be a card, now it (price inflated) flowers, or even jewelery and a meal out.

Well bah humbug. I've signed up for an extra shift tonight, 1800 to 0100. So NYAHHHHHHHHHHH! :harhar:

 

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We have a good arrangement - I get taken to the shops and shown the card I would have got if SWMBO had remembered. I try and remember to get something trivial just so I can play the guilt card but even I forgot this year!

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25 year anniversary in October. Haven't bought one over priced shite valentine or anniversary card once. Never.

Go figure...

And she ain't getting one fir the 25th either.

Complete and utter total rollocks the whole thing.

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She chose the life she wanted, she now has to deal with the consequences of that decision. 

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18 hours ago, C8RKH said:

25 year anniversary in October. Haven't bought one over priced shite valentine or anniversary card once. Never.

And she ain't getting one fir the 25th either.

Ours is in September, and we have a cruise in the Med, in fact I only have 3 days of work between it and our trip to the IOM so we'll still have our tans. :thumbup:. Didn't buy her a Valentines card or pressie either, although she usually gets me one and a bottle of red. I do usually get her an Anniversary card though.

6 hours ago, C8RKH said:

Am I being too harsh and do I need to be more forgiving/understanding?  Genuine question.

No. She can go fornicate with herself.

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Moving away for Valentine's day,  2/15 /19 is now National made up Emergency Day in the USA.  It was very sad that Parkland shooting was yesterday.  This unnecessary emergency has taken away from the Parkland survivors, focusing on gun control and the Mueller probe.  It's all about diversion.  I know you guys got the Brexit stuff to deal with, but I just thought I'd share our misery from the other side of the pond.

"I thought it was Lambo" -  Thank you very much and now it's time to educate the Exotic Less.

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13 minutes ago, bogle said:

This unnecessary emergency has taken away from the Parkland survivors, focusing on gun control and the Mueller probe.  

Not being funny, but are you sure that isn't part of "his" evil master plan given his political allies.

We are in many ways as concerned with his antics as you are - the affects are global.

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Thanks Colin.  Glad to know the UK is just as concerned as we are here in the US.  It's been 2 years of absolute hell for me. 

No more billionaires (if he is even one - House of Reps will get his tax returns hopefully soon) in office.  Billionaire's don't know how the common folk live and struggle paycheck to paycheck.  Could you believe the pathetic Wilbur Ross (worth over $700 million) during the shutdown - "Oh, they can just take out a loan to get by".  The concept of being without money for billionaires is totally alien.  How can they identify with the "actual" working class.

In your Parliament,  are most of the members multi-millionaires or billionaires?

Just think our US Senate, House of Reps, Supreme Court and yes the President needs to be middle class individuals and NOT corporation owners with unlimited funds. If you make more than $5 million annually, then you are disqualified from any office within the US Congressional system.

I was never seriously worried about our country politically until this megalomaniac pushed his way into office.  I need this season of Reality President to come to an end and never be repeated - no syndication either.

"I thought it was Lambo" -  Thank you very much and now it's time to educate the Exotic Less.

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4 minutes ago, bogle said:

In your Parliament,  are most of the members multi-millionaires or billionaires?

Not to the same degree probably, but lets just say they are more likely to worry about which roof they will choose to sleep under rather than whether they will have one at all. 

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On 11/02/2019 at 21:10, andydclements said:

The plonker selling a car on eBay, after I suggest collection at the weekend (auction ends Monday evening), is demanding collection before Friday, but didn't think to mention any such restriction in the listing.

Perhaps I should have known the sort of person, as he had to update the listing during the auction to state "collection only".

Oh well. after a couple of days of silence, finally got a collection address and telephone number on Friday. Set to drive there today at 2pm, having spent 20 mins waiting to talk to the insurer to swap over cars and add the existing as additional for a few weeks, we set off. At 2:30, message to say it's broken.

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