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Old 10th Aug 2017, 09:01
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More like the Mondeo.
Considerably larger also
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Old 10th Aug 2017, 09:50
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Some good nostalgia here -

Glory days of Scouts and Guides before health and safety | Daily Mail Online
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Old 10th Aug 2017, 10:34
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We all wore six inch "Jim Bowie" sheath knives on our belts when I was a Scout. We rode off to our annual camp sitting on top of our tents and equipment on the back of the lorry and our favourite game was British Bulldogs.

Nobody died, how amazing was that?
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Old 10th Aug 2017, 11:17
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More like the Mondeo.
Not quite ,,, It has a 4.1 litre 6 cylinder engine at least
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Old 10th Aug 2017, 11:21
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Considerably larger also
Haha ... that's true, gupta. It's a full-size car with a 4 litre engine and plenty of interior space for a full complement of passengers. The boot will accommodate three or four bodies plus the spare wheel and I'm still learning what all the controls are for. I've driven the big Fords for more than 30 years now and they're as familiar and comfortable to me as an old pair of sneakers.

As guides, we also carries knives, Blackie. I still have mine that my dad bought for me!
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Old 10th Aug 2017, 16:19
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One 'as already reported that t' FSL's day cabin be all nice an' clean () to be ready for the long awaited return o' t' FSL ((knuckle to forehead and eyes suitably averted)). One do miss t' order that he do bring to this fine vessel

Me equine friends (or should that be "stores") be stowed somewhere different now and I's not telling' where they be
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Old 10th Aug 2017, 19:23
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Looking forward to some happy driving without having to worry about bits dropping off!!
That's what keeps you young. All of the bits that get old drop off - hair, teeth ...
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Old 11th Aug 2017, 06:50
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There be Equine aboard???? How did that happen, they don't fit up the gang plank.

Oh wait that explains t horse exhaust in the Tardis
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Old 11th Aug 2017, 07:49
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Our stowaway has all sorts of beasties tucked up in various places on board, including one of a serpentine persuasion. It stops casual passersby from peeking into the lifeboat.
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Old 11th Aug 2017, 08:39
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He's a bit of a beastie himself judging by his washing habits.

Listened to those Gloomsbury episodes RGB. Very good.

As far as the weather goes - very pleasant. Sunshine with a bit of high level stratus and a gentle breeze.
Wind is from the SW at 8 kts, CAVOK and a comfortable 14C forecast to reach 19C.

Back up to Stalybridge today to attend my uncle's funeral.
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Old 11th Aug 2017, 08:48
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Back up to Stalybridge today to attend my uncle's funeral.
Do you mean Duki Crem?
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Old 11th Aug 2017, 09:20
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Not been in these nether regions for quite a while, but the news about FSL's reduction demanded my return to wish you a safe and speedy recovery, Tony. Well, it will be speedy if you get a 27-speed Zimmer! All the best, sir!
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Old 11th Aug 2017, 09:38
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I do mean Duki Crem Ibbie

Hello ThreadBaron. Not heard from you for a while.
Nice to see you again.

Oh and it's FRIDAY
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Old 11th Aug 2017, 09:57
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Mr Baron, lovely to see you. How are you? How is the frozen north?

Lost your number when my mobile disappeared down a khazi in New York a time back so haven't been able to check in.
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Old 11th Aug 2017, 10:32
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Is the pool still where it used to be? What? Just follow Bluey? Make it so.

Angels, old bean. The frozen North is now the Eastest of East Anglia. That excuse of loosing your phone down a khazi in New York is only valid for one use, you know?
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Old 11th Aug 2017, 11:07
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Yayyyyyyy!!!! The Baron returns!!!!! Please do keep dropping in, sir ... we have missed you!

All of the bits that get old drop off - hair, teeth ...
But not the bits we'd like to see drop off, Checkers ... the extra weight!
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Old 11th Aug 2017, 13:14
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Nice surprise hearing from the Baron. Hope all is well with you and yours. Would be good to hear from some more former trabbists to welcome back the Skipper.
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Old 11th Aug 2017, 15:47
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You're never really a "former Trabbist", just a lapsed one . . . . Once bitten it never leaves you.

All the best Drapes.

Reminds me of a classic Pete'n'Dud sketch. Auditions for Tarzan. Respect for the founder of the thread prevents me from describing in detail the salacious contents . . . .
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Old 12th Aug 2017, 05:47
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Morning folks.

The IF has been working overtime during the night so I have given up on any attempt to sleep. A large mug of tea is about to be tackled.

Weather seems fair outside at the moment.
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Old 12th Aug 2017, 06:31
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What 4mastacker just said re everything.

The funeral went ok yesterday. Met up with the majority of my
cousins for the first time in decades. Time had been kinder to
some than others.

Looking out through the square window tells me that the grass is
once again in need of a cut. The forecast is good so it will be
done later.
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