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Old 25th Mar 2012, 16:43
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Lookee Tynemouth beach a minute ago ,tiz like August here,note they int put the clock forward.
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Old 25th Mar 2012, 17:01
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Errr, think they have, Drapes . . . . .
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Old 25th Mar 2012, 17:20
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Ere yer right Mr Fairr,one was looking at the 3.25 on the date,one was a bit of a plonker.
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Old 25th Mar 2012, 18:14
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Finally managed to get the Yeti workshop manual installed and unlocked. A good thing!! Just discovered I could have blown my meagre brains in with a head airbag.
Never had that problem with Landys etc... all they needed was a liberal application of a Glasgow screwdriver


And whatever happened to Phillips head screwas and Allen Bolts. This thing's held together with Torix fasteners. Had to buy a new set. . I'm getting old, didn't go for the Snap-on set.
BTW, What's the similarity between a good mechanic and a lesbian? Both use Snap-on tools

Tis a day for doing stupid things. Triedd to tidy up my iTunes library and wiped the lot. Now busy copying 160 G back to the correct directory

Time to retire to the patio and watch the sun go down an hour later than yesterday.
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Old 25th Mar 2012, 19:00
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Great weekend in EDI. Hope to get more sleep tonight.
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Old 25th Mar 2012, 20:27
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Not so, Mr. Lee ... you have to be properly train-ed.
Lady Azure Gem, had you not include the hyphen I might have been sidetracked attempting to figure out how your comment was coupled to my caboose.
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Old 25th Mar 2012, 20:29
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What a wonderful day it has been.
One shall retire tonight with a face resembling a beetroot.

Friend of mine is restoring a Vincent, don't know which flavour though. One shall ask.
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Old 25th Mar 2012, 20:39
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When my Uncle Tony dies, and leaves me his vast estate and the contents of his secret numbered Swiss account, I intend to purchase a Pullman car and travel the world on rails.

I will take seaworthy vessels when necessary and the alternate bus service on those rare occasions when there are works on the line; but no more airplanes and no more airport security.
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Old 25th Mar 2012, 20:42
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I don't watch many of these programmes, but tonight I watched a repeat of Britain's Got Talent, and there was a definite "Susan Boyle" moment on it.

Sadly the system won't allow it to be shown here, but in Youtube, search for Britain's Got Talent, Charlotte and Jonathan. Note Simon Cowell's words as the young couple walk on stage. Then see him amazed as I was.

I'll put the link here even if it won't work. Tha never knows.

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Old 25th Mar 2012, 20:43
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I'll raise you Jonathan & Darlene.........


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Old 25th Mar 2012, 20:55
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Lots of bikes looking like they are 'springing' . Took to first run of the year on Ol' Faithful earlier, old blokes trial next month so might as well find out how unfit I am....
G-CPTN - my Norton exactly (without fairing) An American export 'Interstate', sightly lower gearing etc, will post the pic when I scan it.

Reddo has time to appear in EDI and fettle Ducatis? Bah - was I off the guest list?

Lon, I have a new found friend who has a 2007 Harley, 2 BSA 650s and an amazing trike - and he lives half a mile away..pics soon if he will allow..

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Old 25th Mar 2012, 21:09
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Sad day today. Said goodbye to a friend off the local marina. He's sold his boat and given his car away and is returning to live in his house as he has a terminal brain tumour.
My last conversation with him was like talking to someone flicking through the pages of a dictionary and picking out random words.
So I've poured myself a glass of calvados and am listening to Leonard Cohen which oddly I find soothing at times like this.
The conveyor belt of life moves on yet again.

Tree surgeon coming early tomorrow morning to take the crown out of one of my trees. I've (well madam) has decided I'm no longer competent to climb up trees with a chainsaw.
She could have a point there.
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Old 25th Mar 2012, 21:36
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hf, my best school friend died over a year ago the same way - very, very sad to see the disconnect, but I guess it makes those who survive that bit stronger. Had some great times in his last year or two though, playing games with me trying to finish his train of thought - then did exactly the same thing as you, played lots of appropriate music..

(Edited after the following reply, and of course the drink thing too...)

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Old 25th Mar 2012, 21:57
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In a nutshell mustpost. Exactly that. Thanks.

It's a long time since I've listened to the Suzanne album. Don't know who the backing singers are but they are superb. Must google in the morning to find out.

Think the backing was done by Nancy Priddy who is the mother of Christina Applegate aka Kelly Bundy in Married with Children. Small world

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Old 25th Mar 2012, 21:58
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Not long back from the Spring Gala on the West Somerset Railway. Here's a couple of pics which some TRABBistas may enjoy

Raveningham Hall and King Edward 1 arriving at Blue Anchor



Brittannia on the Minehead turntable.

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Old 25th Mar 2012, 22:10
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EDI was the weekend's fun activities. All I did was start the bikes a couple of days ago.
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Old 25th Mar 2012, 22:25
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Been a funny sort of day, me internal clock is all to pot,went to take SWH out for his 7pm walk and he told me to buggah off as it were only six oclock by his reckoning,I knows how he feels.
Watched Avatar again ,clever puter graphics bit I still prefer the original,Dances With Wolves.


Great Engine picks
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Old 25th Mar 2012, 22:42
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150 mph? Alf Hagen knew how to make a Vincent go really, really fast!

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Old 25th Mar 2012, 22:47
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I thought the original was Pocahontas

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Old 25th Mar 2012, 22:53
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Pocahontas moved to England and married a different bloke,she is buried in Kent.
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