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Well that was popular. We aren't the only ones that post words that nobody understands. 

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Found it Brew !! Did you attend Tynwald??

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17 minutes ago, Beekay said:

Found it Brew !! Did you attend Tynwald??

Used to go to Tynwald, but it's one of the most boring events on the island!

(Towlley chibbyr)

It is a free meal day for all the MHK's.

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51 minutes ago, nonnaB said:

Well that was popular. We aren't the only ones that post words that nobody understands. 

Your right Nonna, though some speak/post more drivel than others ! I can do me share of waffle.  :tease:

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Yeah, really good day.   My youngest son is 40 today, for goodness sake, how did that happen?   Seems like only yesterday ..... as they say.

He’d had a very boozy celebration on Saturday with his mates and his brother when they all went down to their Hospitality Box for Saracens last game of the season, I’ve only gleaned snippets of the goings-on and to be honest I don’t need to know more!   Yesterday was apparently a day of recovery so he was ok today for the family do.

We went down to Hertfordshire this morning and we had lunch at The Bell at Aston Clinton near Aylesbury.  In days gone by when we lived in that area this was definitely a place for fine dining but nowadays it’s not so upmarket and was frankly quite disappointing but we all enjoyed ourselves and the food and wine was pretty good.    

A 2 hour journey each way but the only way the family gets together and it was worth the effort, plus the roads were pretty clear, I expect because of such disappointing Bank Holiday weather.   Back home now with the central heating on :biggrin:

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49 minutes ago, LizzieM said:

My youngest son is 40 today, for goodness sake, how did that happen?  

 

Well Lizzie there was a mummy bee and a daddy bee and a mummy bird and a daddy bird....      :P

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2 hours ago, Brew said:

Es tut mir liede BK,  ich trinken nicht

 

I feel like BK, I do not triumph?  What are you saying Brew?

 

@LizzieM   Our daughter in law was brought up in Aylesbury and her parents still live there.   Our eldest son met his wife while they were both working in Aylesbury and their first property was in Aston Clinton!   No significance really, but just thought I'd mention it...

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1 hour ago, MargieH said:

What are you saying Brew?

 I did German many moons ago. I do not speak it  but can remember some phrases. BK asked for a beer and I replied -  'I'm sorry, I don't drink'

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1 hour ago, MargieH said:

 

 

 

@LizzieM   Our daughter in law was brought up in Aylesbury and her parents still live there.   Our eldest son met his wife while they were both working in Aylesbury and their first property was in Aston Clinton!   No significance really, but just thought I'd mention it...

We spent 30 years in the Beds, Bucks and Herts borders Margie, in four different houses, before we came to Nottingham to be close to my elderly father.  The boys grew up and went to school in Tring and Berkhamsted so they’ve no wish or need to move away from that area.  We did enjoy living down there but when we decided to ‘downsize’ we went the whole hog and moved up to Nottingham.   We do miss that area but doubt we’d move back there again, house prices are more than double! 

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Quite a few moves Lizzie, is it a case of one step ahead of the law, or maybe it's harder to hit a moving target. (Tongue firmly in cheek Lizzie, honest).  :yahoo:

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Well, it's the start of another gift of a day. So with your permission, I'll start with GOOD MORNING ALL !!  Beekay.:yahoo:

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Not ,so good day/ night. Healthwise ok but midnight last night there was a very loud click and the electricity went off. It had been going on and off all day. I'm usually ready with some sort of light but I had nothing near me to light the way. Here we don't have any street lights and at night its pitch black. Managed to feel my way to the kitchen where we had torches etc and tried to reset the thingy( don't know whats its called) It wouldn't stay on and every time I switched it on there was a loud bang. Having woke my husband up we tried for 1/2 hr

. At the end we sent an sms to our electrician. Between photos of the controls and sms it couldn't be solved so now we are waiting for him to arrive.

This morning My son looked at it and pulled and pushed a few levers and buttons and all the lights came on. Before I go any further the electrician advised us to pull all the plug  out, which we did. Our oven, fridge and dish washer power points are all behind units so it was impossible to pull plugs out so we just switched off the main switch for them so everything and I mean everything was disconnected. My husband switched on the main appliance switch and there was a huge bang with rumbling noises. Just like an earthquake. We think its the oven that caused it, although nothing that time of night was switched on .

Electrician said that because the electricity kept going off yesterday and with trying so many times to get it back on the cable had heated up so when switched on thats what happened. Still waiting for electrician to come . To test oven in case its caput and also check to see if theres anything else that may go pop. Theres never any lack of excitement in this house. Hope the ovens ok as its only about 2 years old, I think must look out when we bought it but not surprisingly the guarantee will have expired. 

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Thankfully for all those on the land it is raining again with showers tomorrow and heavy rain forecast for Thursday.

Sitting on the patio with a coffee gazing at the ocean I was amazed to hear the frogs croaking. Where do they hide during the long hot summer that we have had? How do they survive 6 months without rain and days where the temperature reached 47 degrees C.

It was lovely to hear their little voices.

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Oz, my understanding though I may be wrong, but they go underground in a state of hibernation, to be reactivated when the water reaches them. There is another species further North that hibernate and freeze solid !! Then come alive again when it warms up a bit, (saw that clip on TV. once). Beekay.

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13 hours ago, LizzieM said:

We do miss that area but doubt we’d move back there again, house prices are more than double! 

 Our house we had in Surrey, 3 storey town house, cost us £17,500 in 1977. We thought that expensive at the time. That same house now is valued at £460,384. I guess we won'tbe going back!

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Muchos Augustus Pablo...YR and rashers...pins up and Frank Windsor on the Sly.

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Do you mean to say Katy that your not tempted with a paltry half million quid. We had chance of buying our first council house off Valley road, Sherwood. It was a whopping fifteen and a half grand. It's ridiculous to think now, that we could'nt possibly afford it. Where we live now in sheltered accommodation, in this area we couldnt afford a dog kennel. B.

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Pouring with rain here! In my garage doing stuff towards the restoration of an early Sunbeam.

On the shelf I have a very early Watford speedometer (1910) that has some brass gears missing. I would very much like to use this Speedo and am looking for somebody like a clockmaker who might be able to cut some gears for me anyone on this forum know of a retired person or enthusiast who could do this kind of work. I  have tried local clockmakers and indeed one or two nationally but I think that the work is not sufficiently interesting to them.

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Good luck with that one Siddha. Hope you can get your motor fixed. Don't forget to put a picture of it on here. B.

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16 minutes ago, siddha said:

Pouring with rain here! In my garage doing stuff towards the restoration of an early Sunbeam.

 

On the shelf I have a very early Watford speedometer (1910) that has some brass gears missing. I would very much like to use this Speedo and am looking for somebody like a clockmaker who might be able to cut some gears for me anyone on this forum know of a retired person or enthusiast who could do this kind of work. I  have tried local clockmakers and indeed one or two nationally but I think that the work is not sufficiently interesting to them.

 

The British Horological Association at Upton, Notts might be able to put you in touch with someone.

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Expensive day - our 2 cats have just been to the vet for their annual vaccinations and check ups.  Also bought some more Frontline and a worming tablet each.    £172.00 !!!

.....and they (the cats) aren't even grateful.  One scratched me as I was trying to get him from behind the sofa to put him in the carrier, and both wailed all the way there and back.  When we got home they both glared at us and then shot out into he rain (which they usually hate). I think they must just see it as cat abuse!

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They're grateful to you though when it's a sleeting winters night, and they're snug and warm, and curled on on a nice thick rug ! 

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1 hour ago, philmayfield said:

I would very much like to use this Speedo and am looking for somebody like a clockmaker who might be able to cut some gears for me anyone on this forum know of a retired person or enthusiast who could do this kind of work.

 

Have you tried looking for model makers?

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Thanks for tips yes philmayfield have been on to BHA and Brew I have been on to model makers.

Got a possibility in Derby!

Will post a couple of pics once I have mastered the uploading to a site

 

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