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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 11:25
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Speaking of which...What glue did they use to put the Imperial leather bit on the soap?? It was always there at the end!!
I used to go rowing on the Irwell at Agecroft, which was a pretty dodgy river in many respects - immersion was definitely not recommended. But the biggest polluter was the Cussons Imperial Leather factory just above the boathouse which used to discharge into the river disgusting lumps of sticky black tar. They were a bu99er to wash off the hull but if you poked them they gave off the sweet scent of the soap.
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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 11:30
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Morning all. A pleasant start to the day here.

Really sorry to hear about your Mum Juud.
Thoughts are with you.

On a happier note!!! Happy Birthday Threadbaron. Have a good day!!!!
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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 11:36
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A very happy birthday Threadie. You share a birth date with my youngest; wonder if it is the same year????
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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 11:42
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Good luck Lexxity, I'm sure you will do it.
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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 11:53
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Happy Birthday TB.

Congratulations Lexxy - we look forward to seeing you in next year's all-conquering University Challenge team.

What glue did they use to put the Imperial leather bit on the soap?? It was always there at the end!!
It still is - I speak from recent experience

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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 11:58
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Anyone got any ideas about this which I found under the text area on the Reply to Thread page?
pinged Dawamart - Satisfaction Guaranteed | Buy Healcare & Green Products | Baby Care | Beauty Products Online | Medicines & Household Daily Needs
I'm none too happy about it and about to run Spybot (Virus scan was OK earlier).
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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 12:00
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Just back from a 3 day cruise a day late. Really a shakedown job for the boat, kit and boatman. Late because the bloody wind didn't blow! Mr Yanmar's engine not happy either. Looks like a strip down and find what's up.

Noticed that I am not as fit as I thought I was Stiff and sore all over.

Happy Birthday TB!!!!

Memories of Gran putting Thom's soap flakes in my bath.
Biggest hiding my dad ever gave me was when I put Bath salts in her (Gran's) potty which she kept under the bed for nighttime 'emergencies'. She woke the house that night!

Can still remember petrol at just over 4 bob a gallon and thinking it was daylight robbery back then.

Beer? Around 1/4 when I started but scrumpy was available at 11d.

My reaction to the budget: "All taxation is theft"

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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 12:01
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At 05.00 next Sunday, NZ changes from a long-standing give-way-to-the-RIGHT-rule at uncontrolled intersections, to the opposite give-way-to-the-LEFT-rule.
I sincerely hope, Mr.exBA, that you give up driving at 5am next Sunday or accept that you are not long for this world, because you misunderstand completely the changes to be made.

The rule being repealed is that where a left TURNING vehicle gives way to a right TURNING vehicle. OMHO the best arrangement for such situations and it's repeal is pure lunacy. It clears the cars waiting in the centre of the road quicker.

The main reason it's being changed is the foreign (particularly POM) drivers who can't get their heads around it, and not because the law is stupid. ie. the problem is the drivers, not the law.

Now if we want to talk about lunacy personified what about the laws which permit drivers to zip across into the oncoming traffic to park................I ask you......
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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 12:57
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Back from the Prefecture with temporary driving licences for me and Mrs S.

The clerk says the only delay in getting the proper ones will be the time it takes the DVLA to authenticate our UK documents.
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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 13:09
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Buy Healcare and Green Products
Looks a bit dodgy, DX, but Googling Dawamart shows that it appears to be a genuine company with locations in Lucknow, Mombasa and South Korea.

Depends whether you wish to buy from that region.

Personally I'd prefer Holland and Holland.

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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 13:11
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Happy Birthday T.B.


Lars dump the Yanmar and get a Bolinder.

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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 13:24
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Groundgripper, it's vanished now and Spybot scan showed only the usual suspect which was banished once more. I've no intention of buying anything from them so hopefully it won't happen again.
Apparently the Cancun automated calling branch of some-firm-or-other has decided I have won something. I didn't wait to find out what, just put the phone down.
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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 14:05
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Originally Posted by The SSK View Post
But the biggest polluter was the Cussons Imperial Leather factory just above the boathouse which used to discharge into the river disgusting lumps of sticky black tar.
Apologies for the aviation content, but as a TPSOI Cussons moved the HQ to next door to us a stones throw from the MAN 23R threshold last year.

As a user of their products I was disappointed to hear that they don't appear to have a factory shop in there (though I was told that - haven't checked for myself).
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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 14:07
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All these birthday boys this week - There'll be some sore heads before the weekend, I'll bet!!

Awra best all!
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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 14:09
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HAPPY BUFFDAY Mr TB

Brought a new wheelbarrow wheel, fits most wheelbarrows they said..........except mine, now need a piece of tube 1 3/8" o/d with 3/16" wall thickness
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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 14:59
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All these birthday boys this week - There'll be some sore heads before the weekend, I'll bet!!
Who needs a birthday?? HIC!

Cyprus solved, France solved and Pakistan also fixed.

Had kippers for lunch and Thai glass noodle salad for tea.

Anna away for 10 days next week, so will be belly pork and black puds etc.
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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 15:01
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Many Happy Returns Mr. TB.

In my thoughts Juud.

Quite mild here and feels a bit thundery, I can't remember the last time we had a decent thunderstorm.
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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 15:13
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beaufort1, oddly enough, one of the things I REALLY look forward to on holiday in Garda is the thunderstorm or two that we get every year. Usually mid-late evening and quite spectacular. Park ourselves on the balcony, pour a drink and enjoy the display. Only downside is that with the heavy and COLD rain that comes with it, the pool is freezing next morning.
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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 15:58
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There's a stern new sticky at the top of the Passengers and SLF board.

Under no circumstances are we allowed to discuss The Anagram That Thinks It's An Airline, otherwise dire prognostications will befall us.

So I won't
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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 16:07
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Very wise!!!

There's nothing worse than being prognosticated!!
It really makes your eyes water.
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