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The really really boring and useless الخ и т.д. עטק 等 ฯลฯ thread XVI

Old 24th Nov 2010, 11:13
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Tiz the curse of all maintenance men Mr Fairr, you have to force yourself to look for the simple things first,it goes against the grain, I could tell you a tale or two.
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Old 24th Nov 2010, 11:16
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Advancing years John, advancing years.

Lovely piccies of a fine ship Mr Frank. Thanks.

I wonder if the North Koreans would like to buy it?
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Old 24th Nov 2010, 11:19
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I looked at that disposal site but all the aeroplanes have gone. Nil Stock. Zilch. One was hoping to pick up a Harrier at a bargain price...

Never mind, they have an appalling glide ratio so they tell me....
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Old 24th Nov 2010, 11:21
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They're OK in reverse I've heard.
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Old 24th Nov 2010, 11:25
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Bitter cold here, wind off the sea doesn't help.
I had a similar problem JF. Moved into new house and dishwasher wouldn't work. Plumber reckoned muck in the water pipes so with great difficulty removed dishwasher from built in kitchen unit but filters were clean so declared a fault.
Manufacturers rep summoned. He turned up from Leeds, early one morning and i offered him a cup of coffee and some toast!, he accepted and then went to work. Immediately said he thought he knew the problem, in five minutes he had removed a pipe taken out the pipe protection plug that the plumber had forgotten to remove reconnected it and declared the job done. He then said he should now charge me 86 for a false call out but seeing as i had been good to him when he arrived he would be nice to me and put it down as a pump adjustment.
When i went off to sea as a young lad my Dad said he would only give me two bits of advice.
"If you go in a pub make sure you have the price of two pints in case you meet a friend."
"It takes as much effort to be nice to someone as it does to be nasty, but you get more benefit from being nice"..

Still works.. It pays to be nice!!!
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Old 24th Nov 2010, 12:21
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1DC, nice one.

Well, there was surf in Athens yesterday. Couldn't believe it. Woke up at 0100z to go and commit aviation. Had a rubbish sleep courtesy of a barking dog and
a grannie treating the hallway as an extension of her room to play games with her grandchildren.

Lots of snow on the hills in Switzerland. Cold too.

Now to sleep
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Old 24th Nov 2010, 12:51
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Good afternoon from Mr Grumpy. Overcast, but cold here.

Had to avoid loads of cretins this morning. The Blackwall Tunnel northbound was closed so idiot commuters from Kent and Sussex try and blunder their way through the back streets of south London trying to find another way across the river. Look, its the Rotherhithe or the Dartford Tunnelsyou fools, not the Greenwich one way system!!!

Poignant photies of the Ark. Last saw her moored off Deptford. I suppose that's that now.

The farce that is Afghanistan continues apace. I see that the Afghan government has been holding talks with someone who they thought was a senior member of the Taleban. Nato have been flying him too and from Pakistan/Kabul and wedging him up bigtime.

He's not Taleban. It seems he's a shopkeeper from Quetta.

Hats off to the geezer though....enterprising chaps these shopkeepers.

I say, I say, I say, I played football once. I went to take a corner and a guy had opened a shop on it.....
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Old 24th Nov 2010, 14:01
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Got back to Qatar yesterday after our tour around USA and saying 'Hello' to the Big Mouse in Orlando. Nice stop over in London where No 1 daughter surprised me by announcing that she was going to make me a grandfather again!

After having visted the Windy City in Nov and not finding a breath of wind as well as it being unseasonably warm, Florida for 9 days with no rain, London with mild temps, a bit overcast and no rain, it rained here in Doha when we landed. Strange.

Oh, stll have a job!
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Old 24th Nov 2010, 14:18
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Feeling a little bit chilly in this N'ly wind. Scaffolding has finally been removed from the house, decorators just need one final push to finish the outside, project started in August.

Found some fresh homemade faggots in a local shop yesterday, butcher had just recently slaughtered one of his own pigs so looking forward to those later for dinner.
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Old 24th Nov 2010, 14:27
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Link to the radio thingy now on my profile at the Book of Faces, just in case anyone wants proof of the Ark content!
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Old 24th Nov 2010, 14:28
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Faggots:- . . .
A faggot is traditionally made from pig's heart, liver and fatty belly meat or bacon minced together, with herbs added for flavouring and sometimes breadcrumbs. The mixture is shaped in the hand into balls, wrapped round with caul fat (the omentum membrane from the pig's abdomen), and baked.
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Old 24th Nov 2010, 14:30
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Faggots are officially awesome. I can't get any unless I make them myself and as I'm a lazy toad, then this doesn't happen very often!
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Old 24th Nov 2010, 14:31
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My chimneys are sorted now. Back one totally dis-mantled.
Other two shortened and replastered.
We still have the scaffolding in place, but not for long I hope.
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Old 24th Nov 2010, 14:44
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Dishwasher wouldn't work when we moved in here. Mate who repairs washing machines for a living had plumbed it in for us couldn't understand why it wasn't working. Mr L toddles in and says, check the tap. Sure enough it was off. DOH!
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Old 24th Nov 2010, 15:51
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I'm so pleased there are people around who are sometimes as hopeless as me.

This reminds me of when I went out one Saturday night to get some gaspers (when I smoked) and I thought, "Since I'm out, I may as well pick up the Sunday newspapers as well....."

When I got to the shop I initially thought they hadn't been delivered. Luckily, the penny dropped and I did not enquire of the newsagent why they weren't there.
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Old 24th Nov 2010, 15:59
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Angels: great story.

SAS. Would you like some posted up Norf? Our butcher has some real Black Country faggots for about 2 for 4! They are delicious. Even my ex-veggie girlfriend likes them!
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Old 24th Nov 2010, 16:11
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Originally Posted by lexxity View Post
Dishwasher wouldn't work when we moved in here.
Ours threw a fit yesterday, it was a sticky aquastop valve that cuts off the water if the power fails. I consulted an online helpline which suggested I tap the solenoid gently with a hammer.

Result
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Old 24th Nov 2010, 16:36
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New kitchen has arrived - it's in the garage, all 143 bits of it - except for the granite work-surface which we were/are assured would all be done at the same time. It now appears that after the kitchen has been fitted, they come round and do a template, then cut it out and fit it. Simples.

"What about the sink, then?" says I. "Oh, that's done when we put the granite on!" "What's turnaround time for work-tops?" "Oh, about three weeks . . . "

They start demolishing the old kitchen this coming Monday and then start to build the new one the following Monday. Going to be an interesting few weeks . . . .

Been fighting with technology today and came a very poor second. Slighlty worrying as I need everything to be tickety-boo for the next two weeks, as I am running courses (while the kitchen gets sorted around me!)
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Old 24th Nov 2010, 16:40
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The first time I saw The Ark Royal was when she was doing sea trials shortly after being commissioned in 1985. She came to RAS with us on HMS Intrepid in the Med I think, but it may have been in the Atlantic off Portugal. I have some slides somewhere of all that going on, but I'm not sure how I'll get them on to PPRuNe! I had just joined the RN at that time, and was on Operation Holdover before beginning training at BRNC. Seems like a lifetime since then!
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Old 24th Nov 2010, 16:46
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Poignant, includes footage of the last Harrier leaving Ark Royal for the last time.
BBC News - Tears as last Harrier jets leave Ark Royal
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