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53 minutes ago, TdM said:

The Alfa network is hopeless, worst I've ever seen, which is a real shame, but the specialist network is amazing. I loved my GTV, which I had for 12 years. if I had somewhere to put one, I'd have another in a shot. I'm really worried for Alfa now, the Giulia is a great car but it didn't sell because of the dealers and the flaky quality of press cars.

The 4C is a great car, if you take the time to correct the errors made by Alfa from the factory. They have cancelled the new GTV and I'm worried that's it for their efforts in sports cars. I'd love to be in an Alfa,I love the community and the heritage but they are just not helping themselves.

Indeed, Alfa as a customer feels like a disaster, the 4C was supposed to harken the return to it's thoroughbred heritage leading to a new 8C (Which will end up the MC20 under Maserati).  The 4C is a blast, an absolute Gas to drive, but it was like somewhere the engineers were switched or sacked and they went "Meh, good enough".   They inspire passion through their imperfections, with that being said, it's not a Lotus, but what is really?  I'm a one plaything kind of guy, so I need to be cautious about my toy purchases 😛

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14 hours ago, Barrykearley said:

Dunno if it’s the unhappy or happy thread - my eldest is 18 today. She’s grown into an amazing young lady with an incredible future ahead of her - makes me feel profoundly proud. Where has the time gone though.... feeling old.

These young uns - she was already slumped by the downstairs toilet after a run in with shots 🤪 when I got in this afternoon. She’s now back up and eating - and refusing my suggestions of a drinking session to round the day off.

She maybe knows the old man couldn't hack it these days and it's just bravado on his part and she's trying to be kind. ;).

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22 hours ago, Barrykearley said:

Dunno if it’s the unhappy or happy thread - my eldest is 18 today. She’s grown into an amazing young lady with an incredible future ahead of her - makes me feel profoundly proud. Where has the time gone though.... feeling old.

These young uns - she was already slumped by the downstairs toilet after a run in with shots 🤪 when I got in this afternoon. She’s now back up and eating - and refusing my suggestions of a drinking session to round the day off.

This is a beautiful story, having daughters on or about that age, I could picture them.  I would say this is a good place to be, Congratulations Dad!

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The new rules on TV licences in some areas beggers belief.  My wifes mother of 86 Years has now lived alone for 5 years.  In the past 12 -18 months it was clear an element of dementia was beginning to take hold.  Just prior to the lock down she was still managing to go to the shops by getting a lift with a neighbour once a week.  Since lock down she has gone downhill dramatically.  Whether its coincidence or whether its because she was suddenly unable to go out is up for debate.  After 5 weeks of delivering her groceries it was obvious she was in a big muddle so my wife entered the house.  Filthy, no washing done house upside down.  We sorted her out and got a carer in expecting 1 maybe two 2 visits per day.  That very quickly increased to 5 and she started wandering, accusing neighbours, making literally hundreds of phone calls. 122 to next door in 3 days I kid you not!   Local doctors have been next to useless.  Anyway she became completely unmanageable and we got her into a residential home specialising in dementia patients. A home that we have  not yet been allowed to enter to view.  Selected on hear say.   £850 per week and because she hasn't pissed all her money up the wall she pays that.  Anyway, my wife rang the TV people , to say she has moved to a nursing home and her house is currently empty so there will be no licence purchased for that property.  Turns out if she has a TV in her room in the nursing home she has to buy a license.  Despite the fact she barely knows who her daughter is these days let alone whats on TV.  The nursing home have a license for the TV in the communal areas but now the bastards expect that any person in a nursing home with a TV in their room has to buy one.  Why is it then my son doesn't have to buy one.  Hes got a TV in his bedroom in my house.  If anyone can prove me wrong I would be most grateful.  I am seriously considering challenging this in public at the moment.

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I'd make a stink about it in Public. Totally shocking


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I'm amazed how "charging to receive" ever came to be and how one could enforce that. Here it's you can receive anything, anywhere for free over your own antenna, but transmitting is licensed (and that is easily traceable). Of course you pay cable companies to use their system, but it's not licensed by the end user.

 

 

 

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Best of luck to the bbc taking her to court to enforce. She doesn’t have the mental capacity to attend 👍


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Exactly my train of though but as power of attorney not sure where we would stand there.

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Phil - been through similar over the past couple of years. £850 is cheap, my Mum was being stung for £1300 a week, and the home did bugger all apart from feed her pills to keep her co-operative. Before she went into the home, she was very mobile. 3 months after going in could hardly walk, a year after I didn't recognise her.

TV licence. Her new free one arrived at my house (she moved to live next door to me after my Dad died). I rang them up to say she was no longer there, and got the same story that she would need a licence for her room, but that the free licence could be transferred - which I assume my sister did as the Care Home was close to her.

Just remove the aerial? Can't receive, no licence payable?

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No surprise, but sad nonetheless.  The B747 was an enormous part of my life.  It was always my plan to get on the farewell flight; doubt that'll happen!

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I read about the end of the Jumbo. I've never even been on one!! 


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What!!?  I didn't know that was even possible!


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I've been on several long haul flights, never on a Jumbo though. 


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I think a few in other airlines will operate passenger for a while, but soon the only 747s we see will be cargo.  I don't think we'll be seeing A380s for much longer, either.


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Flew on the 747 from Oahu to Nadi (Fiji).  Got to go talk with the pilots in the cockpit.  That was 21 years ago next week.  I know this because it's my anniversary and because you can't go talk to pilots anymore for obvious reasons.

The thing I regret the most is not flying on Concorde.  I had a chance when I was 21, but didn't have the $900 they were asking to fly half way to Hawaii and back to San Diego, CA.  Hopefully, Boom will bring the return of supersonic flight.  https://boomsupersonic.com/overture

 

 


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This is sad news. I spent a lot of time on Jumbos top and bottom decks included. Always felt a little special to me being on that plane. This linked to a pigeon having just pooed on my face means this is a day of 'things that make me unhappy' so far!

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I loved the 747. We flew on them regularly backwards and forwards to KL, using the old mans Airmiles up to live between Malaysia and the UK. Used to love it as it was often only half full and a couple of times even less so we could sleep across 3-4 chairs......plus I got booze which I didn't get on the Air Malaysia flights!


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Will miss the 747, which is more than can be said about flying BA, hopefully never again🙁

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Out for a Blat or on the Allotment

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Could be worse you could fly TUI instead! 

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Never had a problem on TUI flights in 20 years!  Apart from the odd tosser passenger who got pissed at the airport in the UK and ignored his kids for the whole flight

 


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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Yeah sorry about that

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Our preferred cruise company went in to liquidation today. Good company just bought 2 new ships, pushed out of business by coronavirus. 
More upset about the loss of a good company than deposit for a rescheduled cruise  that we were originally supposed to be on this week (Albeit should be able to reclaim from CC).


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Had my cracked tooth pulled today - oh boy does my jaw hurt - see the "What made you Happy" thread.  :)

 

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