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Old 5th Nov 2010, 23:19
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Has a name been decided upon for the new wee hound yet Madam Flyblue?
I saved a BSM driving instructor from serious injury once,I decided not to give him the pummeling he deserved,long story a long time ago,one shall not elaborate.

Well done and well wrote your Baronship.
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Old 5th Nov 2010, 23:29
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Of all the possible changes of career that I have considered over several decades, Driving Instructor never crossed my mind, even though I have (successfully) trained three pupils from complete novice through to competent (well, let's argue about my son) qualified drivers (and, I have been a professional test driver for some of my working life). Doh!
What a brilliant idea, Thread Baron, and I hope you will have many years ahead of you in your new-found activity,

Congratulations! (and well-done).
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Old 5th Nov 2010, 23:36
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The art of controlled sweating

Well done TB.

The art of being an instructor is to only sweat on one side of your face (right side for flying, left for driving).

Happy Instructing,
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Old 6th Nov 2010, 00:01
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Mr Baron, great news, well done you.

Big move tomorrow!
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Old 6th Nov 2010, 00:29
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Very well done TB

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Old 6th Nov 2010, 00:33
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Threaders Fantastic stuff.
Brockie Shame about your back. No good at all.
Juud Great pics.
Radz Yummy looking cakes.

Well, back now from Lisboa and the recurrent ground training (not sim).

Got my new gorgeous Mac Air too. Mmmmm

Checkers is home tomorrow.
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Old 6th Nov 2010, 08:04
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Morning all, bonfire night ended up with me getting the hound's blankets and making him a little nest next to the bed as he had turned into velcro-dog during the course of the evening. This morning, he's full of the joys of life again!

Lexxy, good luck with the move.
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Old 6th Nov 2010, 08:06
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Well done Mr TB very brave.

Liquid sunshine conditions here again. Lawns need cutting but I daren't walk on them being they are so wet.
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Old 6th Nov 2010, 08:13
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Morning all ya lazy bones!

Toi toi Lexxy.

Velcro dog huh RBG? Love it!

Well written PIREP of a terrifying ordeal Baron and best wishes for the new career.

Had I switched my lips to the sincere, welcoming smile or were they set to rictus?
A most felicitous turn of phrase there mate; says it all.
BTW, as the father of a daughter you may already be aware of what I am about to say, then again your daughter might have been lucky.
From my own learning to drive days and our daughter & her mates learning same, I remember that it takes very very little for a young woman to perceive a driving instructor´s friendly attempts at putting her at ease as uncomfortable smarminess instead.

Detached friendliness with a touch of other-worldliness seems to work best. A complete and strict avoidance of physical contact, incidental brushing by etc etc. also helps a lot in this respect.
Driving lessons are terrifying for both parties.
By behaving like a eunuch the instructor at least doesn´t make it even more so.

If you were aware of all of the above, pls excuse unasked-for advice & tell me to sod off.
Anyroads, well done that Baron.

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Old 6th Nov 2010, 08:15
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Got my new gorgeous Mac Air too. Mmmmm
Checkers is home tomorrow
I'm sure TBF would prefer:

"Got me new Air Mac too."

"Gorgeous Checkers is home tomorrow. Mmmmm."

Thanks for the words, folks. I did forget to say that I enjoyed it, which is a good start!

Ah, dear Juud. Unasked for advice is the most welcome, I find. It might address something you had not even considered. If you ask for advice you have an idea of what you would like to hear in return. If you don't hear that, well, you might well ignore it, sound though it may be.

No inadvertent touching. Yes, that is a problem, especially when the car is a Fiat 500, where you spend two hours in closer proximity to a 'stranger' than anyone in your personal life. Immediate apology is the SOP.
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Old 6th Nov 2010, 08:44
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TB. Well done on surviving the first time! Now that's done you can only add to your experience. You smile will become less rictus, and more sincere as time goes by.

Congratulations on your new arrival Redders. Did you have bubbles to wet the Macbook Air's head?
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Old 6th Nov 2010, 09:24
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Beautiful morning here bright sunshine blue skies ect ect.
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Old 6th Nov 2010, 09:35
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No bubbles last night, liver needed a rest after Lisboa.
Currently testing the lovely new Mac in bed. No Checkers has not been made redundant in that regard.
He's home later today so bubbles will be in order.
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Old 6th Nov 2010, 09:38
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Same here in Herts Mr D.

Congratulations TB. You have my admiration. I started out teaching Mrs G and my three daughters to drive but in each case I handed them over to a professional instructor after about 2/3 'lessons'.
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Old 6th Nov 2010, 10:19
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Yes, agree... Father / Daughter driving lessons don't work well - whichever way they may be.

When I was learning how to drive the Aged Pater was a fully fledged and upholding member of the pipe smoking club. And a very good thing it was too - the pipe was the barometer. Reclined in front of the TV of an evening with whisky in hand, the pipe was at it's lowest ebb. During my lessons, despite doing my utmost best to concentrate on the road and look in every mirror five times before even twitching a hand towards the gear stick, the indicator or on the wheel, the ONLY thing I was aware of was the rigid juddering of the pipe at 90 degrees at eye level to the left.... terrifying it was too.

Now it is the other way round, all the passenger seats in the family cars have finger nail marks scored into them on either side of the front pad from terrified passengers gearing themselves up to speak to the Aged Driver in a calm and measured tone to suggest that perhaps the lead foot need to be more of a feather weight and did he see that cyclist?!

Juud - check yr pms pls

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Old 6th Nov 2010, 11:14
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Addiscombe Road on a Friday/any night . . . .

Makes the journey into Croydon worthwhile though, if you're being paid for it!

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Old 6th Nov 2010, 11:24
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My brother's cat who lived with Mum has shuffled off this mortal coil. She was about 17 years old and an interesting cat. Didn't like fish but loved tinned food.
Very lazy and I think only ever caught 1 mouse.
She was a mix but definitely had "Norwegian Forest" cat blood in her.

Her name was Emoline but we knew her as Fluffy.
RIP Fluff.
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Old 6th Nov 2010, 11:31
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Well done Herr Baron!!

Must dash, got the fireworks to sort out.
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Old 6th Nov 2010, 11:55
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Good morning all.
Beautiful day here.

Despite being on mega antibiotics arm is getting bigger to the stage where I can't wear my watch. Dilemma my son is coming up to see me tomorrow morning and if I go to hospital they will prolly keep me in. Wondering whether to hold off another day and hope the tablets kick in??

On November 6th 1935 1st test flight of British Hurricane aircraft

Without which the Battle of Britain would have been lost.
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Old 6th Nov 2010, 12:01
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Here be a interesting mnemonic for them as is learning English History.

Willie, Willie, Harry, Stee,
Harry, Dick, John, Harry Three,
One-To-Three Neds, Richard Two,
Harrys Four-Five-Six... then who?

Edwards Four-Five, Dick the Bad,
Harrys (twain), Ned Six (the lad),
Mary, Bessie, James you ken,
Then Charlie, Charlie, James again...

Will & Mary, Anne of gloria,
Georges ( 4! ), Will Four, Victoria,
Edward Seven next, and then
Came George the Fifth in 1910...

Ned the Eighth soon abdicated,
So George Six was coronated,
Then Number Two Elizabeth...
And that's all, folks (until her death...)!!
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