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Exactly Lizzie. Everyone should be wary, and read any relevant notices. Without such rules and regulations, there'll be utter chaos. 

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Good landlords and bad, far too many of the latter. Good clamping companies? Do me a favour, yes I bet they all earn a good wage. Catfan's right.

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I was always taught about careless parking..even before i drove and often witnessed the Fire Brigade bouncing an offending car so they can attend an emergency.

Clampers ? Huh!

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1 hour ago, FLY2 said:

Exactly Lizzie. Everyone should be wary, and read any relevant notices. Without such rules and regulations, there'll be utter chaos. 

I have to agree there FLY, but we've all heard of poorly visible notices high up on walls with tiny printing which are designed to be missed.

The old time traffic wardens were the best, treat em with respect & they would turn a blind eye on occasions. This all went out of the window when local councils took over parking enforcement.

The said clamping companies were just out to rob motorists blind while the councils turned a blind eye, motorists always being a soft touch.

Before anyone makes a comment. I have only had one parking ticket in my life, unloading a wagon on Upper Parliament Street on a Saturday morning 45 years ago, no worries my firm paid the fine (£6) !

 

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  I chose to use "Hows your day" as opposed to "Hows your day going"  because thats the one I always use I think, anyroad, cooked dinner for me and Mrs P, clean plates all round so it must have been good, all pots washed and put away and all worktops wiped down, then I got out my baking stuff and everything mixed and now in the oven, this will be tomorrows Lemon Drizzle cake for the Macmillan day down at the Hammond hall Bassingham, I think I'm the only bloke who has baked something for the day,hope the cake sells, the one I made was enough for twelve servings and I think the ladies are charging fifty pence a slice so six quid in the box plus all the seventy pences I will spend on coffee while I,m there. Hope it's a good morning,it's certainly for a good cause, after that I'll get dinner ready tomorrow for when Mrs P gets back from the new gym she has joined,then get some tools ready for when I go down the road to try and get the vintage engine working for someone in the village, it's all go intit

Have a great day everyone, cake comes out the oven in twenty minutes time

 

Wasn't sure if I could edit this or if I'd run out of time

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Drizzle cake just been glazes with the real lemon juice and icing sugar, got to wait till I get to the Hammond hall tomorrow then I can buy a piece

 

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'Cor Blimey Guv' My tummy is so full. We were quite happily cycling away down the lanes around Jinglebells when my eyes spotted a 2p piece in the gutter, off my saddle did I leap and into my pocket it went.

 

We realised that we had stopped outside of the 'Cherry Tree' public house, advertising 'Sunday Carvery'! Well you have to try the wares when on holiday....don't you? Fabulous lunch I have to say, £6.75 or £5.75, husband paid for two large ones, not knowing the dimensions. Big mistake, there was as much on the plate as I would have served up between four. We will know to go small next time. Back in the caravan now, having dessert....Mince pies with custard (Freebies from the management yesterday, when I returned my contaminated pies)

 

Only four days left here in Skegvegas, having a wonderful much needed break. Had so many things done to me lately  checking out a problem that I  have developed, and we have to return from hols a day early for a fast track scan on Thursday afternoon. Had a great time tho, weather been brillo, it forecast 22c but made it to 24c. Lots of sunshine over the last few days, really lifts the spirits. Just love Skeggy.

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On ‎9‎/‎29‎/‎2018 at 3:38 PM, LizzieM said:

 The tax man made a tidy sum too I hasten to add. 

I know what you mean Lizzie, 28% capital gains I've just paid...

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1 minute ago, Brew said:

I know what you mean Lizzie, 28% capital gains I've just paid...

You and me have clear consciences Brew! 

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The coffee morning at the Hammond hall Bassingham went well with good attendance from the locals, I took the lemon drizzle cake that I made yesterday and it was sold within five minutes of me getting there (I went on the trike) there was a cake stall, bric a brac,the usual raffle and loads of WI produce in small jars, jams chutney's marmalades etc, lots of toddlers playing with the toys at one end of the hall with their childminders, ladies to one side of the hall gossiping and us men the other side being  men, I think there was a fair bit of money raised for Macmillan so it was all worth it,

Tomorrow I'm looking at the old engine for someone other end of village (well about 200 yards away from home,small village), no coffee morning next week as the hall is having some new air conditioning fitted,I have just volunteered to deliver the free village news magazine,called the Witham Staple, it covers all the villages in the area and it comes out once a month,(might bring a copy with me on Wednesday, looking forward to the meetup ,not sure what Nottingham related item to bring though,could be my old Notts cricket season ticket or a copy of Bygones featuring Bulwell,I'll have a think

Enjoy your day all

 

Rog

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Just back from a Cardiology Appt.  As I expected the Cardiologist has basically discharged me back into the care of my GP, with a general instruction to 'keep taking the tablets'.   This of course is mostly a good thing.. though it's a pity there wasn't any point in by-passing the blocked artery I have.  Otherwise a pretty boring day.  Just taking it slow.

Tomorrow I must crack on with the DIY.

 

My little girl is somewhere over Baffin Bay between Greenland and Canada on her way to LA for a work trip.  She was moaning for England when she boarded her flight as it's 'only' an A330 operated by Thomas Cook.  She regards anything less than an A380 as not much better than a pre WW2 biplane, so I pointed out to her that the first Atlantic crossing was done in a biplane with an open cockpit, by Alcock and Brown in Vickers Vimy.   But then I do agree that if your bosses want to subject you to 10 hours + on a plane you'd think they'd at least pay for something marginally better than budget holiday standard.

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My first Atlantic crossing was on a 707.  Three seats each side of the aisle.  Beats swimming though.  :biggrin:

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I’ve just been watching the American president spouting his “wisdom” on TV concerning the new American – Mexican – Canadian trade agreement. I now realise why my Canadian licensees were so keen to renegotiate my business terms with them.

 

I am paid my royalties in US dollars and there is, or will be, debate on just how this new ‘deal’ of Trump will play out by way of a Canadian company using US currency to pay for their goods and services.

 

The new rules are expected to come into operation at the end of November so, considering how slowly financial rearrangements often take place, it was thought wise to get the ball rolling ASAP and buy me out.

 

I am more than happy with the new arrangement and I’m expecting their Canadian lawyer and my IP attorney to be here tomorrow to finalise the legal parts.

 

So, another busy few days!

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Hope it works out ok for you Jonab

 

Rog

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So do I,  :congrats:          do you prefer dad, daddy or papa?    

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do you prefer dad, daddy or papa?

Not being a parent none of the above applies.

Anyway, off to the airport soon to collect the first of my visitors.  They can stay at my place rather than scooting off to Monte Carlo multiple times a day, as per last week. Should only be here a day or so, I hope. I don't fancy paying lawyers fees and hotel bills for any longer than that, even though it's only my lawyer that I'm paying for.

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4 hours ago, jonab said:

Not being a parent none of the above applies.

I’m sure Brew will change that, if you let him.  But be very careful, he’s one of those kids who will never want to leave home.  

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Back from working on this old stationary engine down the road, turned the magneto through 180 degrees so it fires in the right place, put a spot of petrol down the spark plug hole,replaced plug,swung the starting handle and  it fired up,, very pleased with that because it tells me the magneto is in the right place and compression is good, when I first went to look at it there was no compression at all, I thought either a valve was stuck in the open position so I put some fuel and oil in the spark plug hole and left it until the owner was back from holiday, it worked and the valve freed off,there are a few spares that I need to give it a full run, sight glass seal has perished, copper or fibre washes around the banjo connector need replacing and a small soldering repair to the spark plug lead/connector, once the owner gets these parts he's going to give me a shout and I'll carry on with it, until then there's trike riding to be done, more leaves to be picked up off the back garden and of course more spokes to make for the penny farthing cycle

Have a good day everyone

 

Rog

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Oh dear!  I hope Ben doesn't read that post, Rog.  You know how upset he gets about putting copper or fiber washers on banjo joints, not to mention stuck valves.  :biggrin:

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I’m sure Brew will change that, if you let him.  But be very careful, he’s one of those kids who will never want to leave home.  

I have enough domestic responsibilities with two dogs, a carer and an elderly couple who look after the property, cook and clean for me.

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I was going to ask him if it would be best to anneal the old copper washers before fitting them or buy new and start again, how does it go? heat up the copper until cherry red then dunk in cold water, should be enough to soften the copper, then when it's tightened on the banjo it should form a good seal

 

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I did not know that about annealing copper Rog. Unlike steel where it has to cool down slowly.

 

Just saw my oldest mate depart in his 1928 Riley soft top. He had been down to Devon and was on his way back to Coldstream. Still kept the hood down even in the drizzle. Been palls since we were 15 - a Basford boy with Scottish parents. He was our best man.

He had to make the whole journey without using motorways. Quite dangerous in a diminutive car doing 50mph.

That Riley was quite advanced for it's day with DOHC shafts. The original engine design was reputedly done by a 16 year old in 1918. 

 

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At a pinch Rog.. you could use Aluminium washers.  As I recall the annealing process for that is to smear with natural soap and heat up until it blackens then allow the metal to cool and clean the soap/carbon off.

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Trying to keep everything as original Col, but agree could use aluminium,I'll see what he comes back with, probably fibre

 

Rog

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It all began yesterday. Trying to tidy up after tilers, This morning washed all the floors 3-4 times to get rid of the dust ( after hoovering them) took me a while as the grouting was very difficult to remove. I started about 9.45 and finished at 3.30  aching back and very tired. Did a few stretching exercises when a cousin from Sicely rang to say he was in Asti and he was coming over to see us.:( He arrived at 4.15, I had to go out about 5.30 along with my husband and daughter. I'd taken the dogs to my daughters so after a while it didnt look as if this cousin was going to move so I got up and fetched the little dogs and said I have to go. Everyone went out I rang the lady I was supposed to see and told her I'd be late. No problem. Took my daughter to work and went to teach 5 yrs old boy English. I'd got the lesson all organised but he insisted in showing me ALL his toys. We finally got down to the lesson and he told me he could count to 12.  First hurdle 2 pronounced chue and 3 pronounced free. He got 2 right and 3 right first go but then he couldnt get his tongue through his teeth in time to say the rest of the word. It came out fthfthfth free. He does understand some english so I'm trying him with phrases and he's very quick in repeating but lets see if he remembers on Friday. His little friend should have come along too but he wasnt well.Just returned home and made some pastina in broth. I needed that cos I havent eaten all day. Now I'm really tired its been a full day.

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