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Forum: Social Forum 19th August 2019, 08:26
Replies: 5
Views: 52
Posted By Darcydog
Love the Air Portable LR. The BT Livery Viva...

Love the Air Portable LR.

The BT Livery Viva van unusual but very nicely done.

What a great selection of vehicles!
Forum: Social Forum 19th August 2019, 07:32
Replies: 4
Views: 102
Posted By Darcydog
:D:D:D Brilliant!! - absolutely brilliant -...

:D:D:D

Brilliant!! - absolutely brilliant - Terrible fashions 4 years ago......
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th August 2019, 16:58
Replies: 66
Views: 1,785
Posted By Darcydog
I’ve always wanted to go to Cuba and see how they...

I’ve always wanted to go to Cuba and see how they kept all those fabulous old American classic cars going. They did some really amazing “Re-designs” to keep them going.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th August 2019, 11:54
Replies: 66
Views: 1,785
Posted By Darcydog
It’s also the utility value to you that is...

It’s also the utility value to you that is important. I suppose my ZTT is worth about a grand? :shrug: supposing I could find someone who wants it?

But as a load lugger and long distance cruiser...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th August 2019, 10:02
Replies: 66
Views: 1,785
Posted By Darcydog
As I understand it in the US - only certain...

As I understand it in the US - only certain arable crops such as wheat, cotton, corn(what we call maize or “sweet corn”) and rice PRODUCTION benefit from any subsidy.

Meat producers - as well as...
Forum: Social Forum 17th August 2019, 21:26
Replies: 5
Views: 102
Posted By Darcydog
Well done!! Always loved the Triumphs from...

Well done!!

Always loved the Triumphs from that era.

Fantastic job keeping one not just up and running - but a prize winning one :bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th August 2019, 21:17
Replies: 66
Views: 1,785
Posted By Darcydog
Apologies if I misinterpreted your words - but my...

Apologies if I misinterpreted your words - but my response was to what I thought was a clear inference that US farmers received subsidies such that it gave them an advantage.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th August 2019, 16:55
Replies: 66
Views: 1,785
Posted By Darcydog
I agree - I work out what I want to spend and I...

I agree - I work out what I want to spend and I don’t mind what I get for my car - or what a pay for the new one. The actual figures are irrelevant to me - only what I have to fork out to do the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th August 2019, 16:48
Replies: 66
Views: 1,785
Posted By Darcydog
Oh yeah! - and the EU pays its farmers no...

Oh yeah! - and the EU pays its farmers no subsidies at all!!!

Well “set aside” paid farmers to do nothing - and since 2008 the Health Check system does much the same but under a different label.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th August 2019, 13:46
Replies: 66
Views: 1,785
Posted By Darcydog
Yes - but like conversations over a cuppa or down...

Yes - but like conversations over a cuppa or down the pub.

(We’ll be OK as long as the thought police don’t notice :D )
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th August 2019, 13:30
Replies: 66
Views: 1,785
Posted By Darcydog
True - but it is damned convenient if your agenda...

True - but it is damned convenient if your agenda is to keep the CAP going.


And as I say - from the microbiology standpoint - there is no justification for a trading block to ban chlorinated...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th August 2019, 13:03
Replies: 66
Views: 1,785
Posted By Darcydog
Yes - apologies - it was a throw remark that kind...

Yes - apologies - it was a throw remark that kind of spiraled....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th August 2019, 12:49
Replies: 66
Views: 1,785
Posted By Darcydog
A Chlorine wash is simply another option in the...

A Chlorine wash is simply another option in the long line of options that we have to provide agricultural produce, on our tables, without contamination by the bacteria that are commensal to the...
Forum: Social Forum 17th August 2019, 10:37
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By Darcydog
Yes I agree - on top of everything else it was...

Yes I agree - on top of everything else it was the film that introduced Jack Nickolson
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th August 2019, 10:29
Replies: 66
Views: 1,785
Posted By Darcydog
Hmmmm - nobody objects to a foot bath as you...

Hmmmm - nobody objects to a foot bath as you enter a swimming pool :shrug: it’s a simple chlorine wash to help control virus, bacteria and fungal spread.

Swimming pools use Chlorine :duh:

Back...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th August 2019, 08:47
Replies: 66
Views: 1,785
Posted By Darcydog
Not a lot from the microbiology viewpoint I would...

Not a lot from the microbiology viewpoint I would suggest. After all how can Chicken from Brazil be deemed OK by the EU when it has very high levels of Salmonella whereas US chicken, reared in far...
Forum: Social Forum 17th August 2019, 08:15
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By Darcydog
Peter Fonda

Has died - age 79 - lung cancer

Still remember Easy Rider -
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th August 2019, 07:39
Replies: 10,752
Views: 713,241
Posted By Darcydog
No - mine was not like that at all - no gunge or...

No - mine was not like that at all - no gunge or mess. But as I say, the lower O ring really “squirmed” out as soon as it was given the chance to!!

I can laugh about it now - but that first...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th August 2019, 06:47
Replies: 66
Views: 1,785
Posted By Darcydog
A good overall analysis - :bowdown: - it confirms...

A good overall analysis - :bowdown: - it confirms that there is no evidence the practice is “bad” or ineffective - but it does state the obvious that chlorination could be used to disguise bad...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th August 2019, 23:52
Replies: 66
Views: 1,785
Posted By Darcydog
Yes - it’s ok under eunuch underpass rules to...

Yes - it’s ok under eunuch underpass rules to chlorinate other foodstuffs - salad being one example - but to ensure we don’t get access to inexpensive foodstuffs and to protect the CAP - they dreamed...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th August 2019, 23:30
Replies: 66
Views: 1,785
Posted By Darcydog
Indeed - and having realised that REAL...

Indeed - and having realised that REAL credentials are important - and acknowledging that most of them don’t have any, then the zealots pick someone that would - in most peoples eyes be...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th August 2019, 21:57
Replies: 66
Views: 1,785
Posted By Darcydog
And the cost to them as a percentage of income is...

And the cost to them as a percentage of income is probably about the same as a local trip to Asda/Morrisons/Sainsbury’s/Lidl’s etc etc...is to us.

Mind you - their chicken is chlorinated...........
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th August 2019, 21:50
Replies: 66
Views: 1,785
Posted By Darcydog
Oh goodness John! - don’t get me started on...

Oh goodness John! - don’t get me started on Caroline Lucas !!!

I have never heard someone talk such spherical objects with such conviction. It does not happen so much now as she has been caught...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th August 2019, 19:28
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By Darcydog
Yes - shame they hadn’t caught up with CAD...

Yes - shame they hadn’t caught up with CAD .......:getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th August 2019, 18:43
Replies: 66
Views: 1,785
Posted By Darcydog
Yes - the environmental cost of our throw away...

Yes - the environmental cost of our throw away society where cars are scrapped well before their real sell by date, is huge.

The environmental cost of producing a car, shipping it round the world...
Forum: Social Forum 16th August 2019, 09:00
Replies: 148,105
Views: 4,180,119
Posted By Darcydog
Been out with the dogs for an hour or so. Lovely...

Been out with the dogs for an hour or so. Lovely morning - dare I say a bit “autumnal”?

A real freshness in the air and of course the weather forecast is for rain - and lots of it.

So a rest...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th August 2019, 07:26
Replies: 10,752
Views: 713,241
Posted By Darcydog
Received the A/C pipe and intercooler O rings...

Received the A/C pipe and intercooler O rings yesterday from Matt at DMGS - so as it was not raining started on the partially stripped ZTT and removed the Rad and intercooler - no oily gunge at all...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th August 2019, 07:03
Replies: 66
Views: 1,785
Posted By Darcydog
My experience exactly John. Spot on.

My experience exactly John. Spot on.
Forum: Social Forum 15th August 2019, 22:38
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By Darcydog
If someone brings back a Messerschmitt KR200 -...

If someone brings back a Messerschmitt KR200 - whatever it runs on, liquidised dog turds or fairy f@rts - I don’t care - I’m having one!!!:cool:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th August 2019, 22:26
Replies: 16
Views: 491
Posted By Darcydog
Wow! That’s brilliant - no pun intended!!!

Wow! That’s brilliant - no pun intended!!!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th August 2019, 17:40
Replies: 16
Views: 491
Posted By Darcydog
I’m doing much the same Ian! Tho’ my Alternator...

I’m doing much the same Ian! Tho’ my Alternator needs changing as well. So my rad, condenser and intercooler all off and weather willing should all be done by next week.

Not much room to do the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th August 2019, 17:27
Replies: 66
Views: 1,785
Posted By Darcydog
Dealers/Traders are all the same - they don’t do...

Dealers/Traders are all the same - they don’t do what they do for recreational purposes - unlike some of us!!!

And so their mindset is “Your car is worth nothing - mine is worth a fortune” :duh:...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th August 2019, 13:29
Replies: 19
Views: 715
Posted By Darcydog
Yes - that can get frustrating - many old Land...

Yes - that can get frustrating - many old Land Rovers are like “Triggers Broom” where little of the original vehicle remains. And I think any true enthusiast would want to keep a much loved vehicle...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th August 2019, 09:11
Replies: 19
Views: 715
Posted By Darcydog
Thanks..... Mk 3 - totally renovated - she...

Thanks.....

Mk 3 - totally renovated - she was Emerald Green.........


With overdrive on 3rd and 4th.......


Twin Stromborgs as I recall.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th August 2019, 08:25
Replies: 19
Views: 715
Posted By Darcydog
Reluctant is too milder word for how I felt when...

Reluctant is too milder word for how I felt when selling my Range Rover and then a decade later my Discovery. Both V8’s on LPG - awesome vehicles I did not want to sell but circumstances dictated...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th August 2019, 18:32
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By Darcydog
I expect LRJ are having a quiet chuckle over this...

I expect LRJ are having a quiet chuckle over this as well as making sure the story of just how disappointed someone was NOT to get a Jaguar is all over social media.

We might even see a sly...
Forum: Social Forum 9th August 2019, 18:36
Replies: 148,105
Views: 4,180,119
Posted By Darcydog
Hissing down here - off down the pub for a meal...

Hissing down here - off down the pub for a meal with friends - we had visions of a warm evening stroll there and back!

Now SWMBO and I are debating who is going to drive !!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th August 2019, 13:24
Replies: 21
Views: 812
Posted By Darcydog
Using a step by step guide from the “How To”...

Using a step by step guide from the “How To” section on here that is infinitely more useful than a Haynes manual - I have just stripped down the front end of my ZTT and removed a A/C condenser so...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th August 2019, 10:11
Replies: 21
Views: 812
Posted By Darcydog
Exactly what I was about to post!

Exactly what I was about to post!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th August 2019, 09:48
Replies: 10,752
Views: 713,241
Posted By Darcydog
One of the Teachers at our local School has one -...

One of the Teachers at our local School has one - it sounds lovely.

Great retro looks.

Mind you - I remember the originals racing at Brands Hatch. When pushed a bit hard round Druids they...
Forum: Social Forum 9th August 2019, 09:11
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By Darcydog
But this was not “tax avoidance” - this was lying...

But this was not “tax avoidance” - this was lying on your tax return to say you were a trader when he clearly wasn’t and had actually stated he wanted no part in “the business” - and then falsely...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th August 2019, 08:57
Replies: 10,752
Views: 713,241
Posted By Darcydog
Nose off the ZTT

As well as a service for SWMBO’s i30, I have at last started on some of the work needed on the ZTT. Replacing the fan, the a/c condenser and alternator.

About two hours saw the nose off down to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th August 2019, 08:41
Replies: 10,752
Views: 713,241
Posted By Darcydog
I saw one of these on display in the showroom at...

I saw one of these on display in the showroom at Westover Hyundai in Salisbury a couple of Saturdays ago. Not quite my “cup of tea” - but , yes, I can see why you thought of Brian for such a car!!!...
Forum: Social Forum 7th August 2019, 18:08
Replies: 35
Views: 1,372
Posted By Darcydog
I did my A levels in the late 1960’s. And taking...

I did my A levels in the late 1960’s. And taking a whole year off back then just wasn’t heard off. Package tours had only been going (for “the masses”) for about a decade. So my travelling was...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th August 2019, 16:30
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By Darcydog
And £10 gets you access to here which saves a...

And £10 gets you access to here which saves a fortune!!

I agree the VED system is crazy - but when I compare the running costs of my cdti ZTT manual to more modern cars - I basically put up with...
Forum: Social Forum 6th August 2019, 21:18
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By Darcydog
It’s still Stevie Nicks for me.... And she’s...

It’s still Stevie Nicks for me....

And she’s a few years older than I am :cool:
Forum: Social Forum 6th August 2019, 09:25
Replies: 148,105
Views: 4,180,119
Posted By Darcydog
Heavy low clouds scudding over with regular...

Heavy low clouds scudding over with regular breaks of bright sunshine here this morning - so neither one thing or the other.

I too will be working in the garden - loads of French beans, rhubarb...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th August 2019, 09:20
Replies: 20
Views: 819
Posted By Darcydog
Nicely put!! - tho I would add that sometimes the...

Nicely put!! - tho I would add that sometimes the frustration of a mechanical issue can mean that the written word comes over overly harsh.
Forum: Social Forum 4th August 2019, 23:14
Replies: 14
Views: 252
Posted By Darcydog
We find giving our dogs oily fish once a week...

We find giving our dogs oily fish once a week does wonders for their coats and our vets said it will be good for their joints as well- which is important with our two as they came to us injured (but...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th August 2019, 14:38
Replies: 20
Views: 670
Posted By Darcydog
As an ex motorcyclist I hate the idea of a car...

As an ex motorcyclist I hate the idea of a car dripping oil on the road.

Vehicles leaking diesel are bad enough - but to deliberately cause a hazard by pouring used engine oil in sills etc is just...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd August 2019, 20:46
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By Darcydog
“Now believe” ? You never wanted anything...

“Now believe” ?

You never wanted anything else than an undeliverable Brexit. We could have done it by now but for the intransigence of both the Remainers in the HoC’s and those in the EU so...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd August 2019, 20:31
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By Darcydog
Slightly different but a friend had a Citroen C5...

Slightly different but a friend had a Citroen C5 estate where the central LED brake light in the tailgate slowly failed. Each individual LED failed one after the other.

I think it was over £100...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd August 2019, 12:26
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By Darcydog
A truly damning reflection of how most people in...

A truly damning reflection of how most people in Europe view the EU.

Never forget that we have far more friends than enemies in Europe - but our enemies are the unelected EU Mandarins. ...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd August 2019, 08:21
Replies: 21
Views: 931
Posted By Darcydog
Indeed - we wish you all the very best.

Indeed - we wish you all the very best.
Forum: Social Forum 2nd August 2019, 07:14
Replies: 21
Views: 931
Posted By Darcydog
Hi Ian Going to Court should really be a...

Hi Ian

Going to Court should really be a last resort. As other have said - even if you win your case - you can still be out of pocket if you have to pay your own legal costs.

If you lose you...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st August 2019, 22:16
Replies: 39
Views: 2,125
Posted By Darcydog
And as I say - many people - confuse “interest” ...

And as I say - many people - confuse “interest” with “Liability”.

And accusing others of being “especially pedantic” ??

Yeah right!!! :duh:
Forum: Social Forum 1st August 2019, 08:44
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By Darcydog
Complaint to Mods!!!

John has been very naughty and said that his wife has “fat balls”

Not only is this anatomically dubious but it has slipped by the swear filter.

Please rectify.
Forum: Social Forum 1st August 2019, 08:39
Replies: 18
Views: 629
Posted By Darcydog
Always wanted a Vmax. Yamaha got the looks...

Always wanted a Vmax.

Yamaha got the looks and the set up just right for me.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st July 2019, 23:13
Replies: 39
Views: 2,125
Posted By Darcydog
You are confusing “interest” with liability ...

You are confusing “interest” with liability

Insurable interest is where an individual derives a financial or other sort of benefit from the continued existence, without damage, of the insured...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st July 2019, 22:15
Replies: 39
Views: 2,125
Posted By Darcydog
No - they don’t “have an interest” - they have a...

No - they don’t “have an interest” - they have a claim against them. The two are very different.
Forum: Social Forum 31st July 2019, 10:31
Replies: 1
Views: 103
Posted By Darcydog
Hey! No plastic!!!

Just updated to Sky Q - the new Sky box came In packaging with no plastic at all!!

Today I went to separate the packaging for “Recycling” and was pleasantly surprised that there was no plastic...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st July 2019, 08:58
Replies: 39
Views: 2,125
Posted By Darcydog
I don’t think the other parties insurance can...

I don’t think the other parties insurance can write off your car because they don’t have “insurance interest” in it or on it - you don’t pay them to insure it - but they do insure the car that hit...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st July 2019, 07:16
Replies: 44
Views: 2,318
Posted By Darcydog
Yep! - I’ve had all the issues you mention - not...

Yep! - I’ve had all the issues you mention - not really mindblowingly serious issues but coming from a LR background I do find myself asking “Why the heck did they do it like that?”

Best tip as...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th July 2019, 16:38
Replies: 39
Views: 2,125
Posted By Darcydog
Just me being cautious - Pick up by who?

Just me being cautious - Pick up by who?
Forum: Social Forum 29th July 2019, 23:38
Replies: 32
Views: 2,583
Posted By Darcydog
Yes - what a shame his father didn’t think to...

Yes - what a shame his father didn’t think to wear one.
Forum: Social Forum 29th July 2019, 17:47
Replies: 1
Views: 113
Posted By Darcydog
I seem to remember Carbis Bay was a lovely place....

I seem to remember Carbis Bay was a lovely place. Love St Ives as well.
Forum: Social Forum 29th July 2019, 07:35
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By Darcydog
We bought a new Freelander 1.8 back in 2001 - the...

We bought a new Freelander 1.8 back in 2001 - the business had had a very good year and the deal we got on it was equally good - so it made sense to use profit to buy a car on the business rather...
Forum: Social Forum 27th July 2019, 12:38
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By Darcydog
Just read the brief Andy. Looks really good....

Just read the brief Andy.

Looks really good. Many thanks for the recommendation.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th July 2019, 10:21
Replies: 39
Views: 2,125
Posted By Darcydog
Yes of course - exactly my point - if you can get...

Yes of course - exactly my point - if you can get the guilty party to say they were at fault - which however you look at it, they are in this case because the Rover was stationary and legally parked...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th July 2019, 08:42
Replies: 39
Views: 2,125
Posted By Darcydog
This is not helpful now I know - but this is why...

This is not helpful now I know - but this is why we were taught to always leave the car in gear - and front wheels aimed at the kerb when parking on a hill.

His insurance company has no power to...
Forum: Social Forum 26th July 2019, 20:41
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By Darcydog
That is quite a result! Well done for seeing it...

That is quite a result! Well done for seeing it through.
Forum: Social Forum 26th July 2019, 12:51
Replies: 148,105
Views: 4,180,119
Posted By Darcydog
I’ve just painted 4 fence panels - both sides. ...

I’ve just painted 4 fence panels - both sides. They came in an amazing bright yellow/orange the RNLI would be proud of.

It’s an easy job with the sprayer with attached brush we bought last year. ...
Forum: Social Forum 26th July 2019, 10:54
Replies: 148,105
Views: 4,180,119
Posted By Darcydog
I was contemplating having a banana (very good...

I was contemplating having a banana (very good for you in hot weather) but the above put me right off.
Forum: Social Forum 26th July 2019, 10:49
Replies: 9
Views: 221
Posted By Darcydog
In his Green Cross or Darth Vader role? :D I...

In his Green Cross or Darth Vader role? :D

I recommend Darth Vader - scare the little whatsits witless!!!:D
Forum: Social Forum 26th July 2019, 09:04
Replies: 9
Views: 221
Posted By Darcydog
That is shocking!! Not the drivers fault -...

That is shocking!!

Not the drivers fault - so why did he drive off?

Uninsured? Disqualified? Or just panicked?

It does demonstrate how well modern car design works tho’!

Watching it...
Forum: Social Forum 26th July 2019, 08:53
Replies: 148,105
Views: 4,180,119
Posted By Darcydog
Don’t neglect your own health Richard. Easy...

Don’t neglect your own health Richard.

Easy to do when you are caring for someone. My wife looked after her Mum for many years so I have seen first hand how the truly caring people can “forget”...
Forum: Social Forum 26th July 2019, 08:29
Replies: 148,105
Views: 4,180,119
Posted By Darcydog
Cooler today - only 19degC :eek: ONLY!! ...

Cooler today - only 19degC :eek:

ONLY!!

Oh how I wish for such a cool day when it was -4degC and I was scraping ice off the car...

Replacing four well past their sell by date fence panels...
Forum: Social Forum 25th July 2019, 09:08
Replies: 148,105
Views: 4,180,119
Posted By Darcydog
I have a bit more salt on my food than usual as...

I have a bit more salt on my food than usual as well in this hot weather.

Treated myself to a packet of Pork Scratchings yesterday - first few mouthfuls I hardly tasted the salt!!
Forum: Social Forum 24th July 2019, 21:19
Replies: 66
Views: 1,424
Posted By Darcydog
I specifically stated “devious behaviour” ...

I specifically stated “devious behaviour”

And I’m sorry if you think I am “hurling the muck”. To me I am dealing with someone determined to be offended and insulted by another who simply has a...
Forum: Social Forum 24th July 2019, 21:04
Replies: 66
Views: 1,424
Posted By Darcydog
No question posed by you good self - no question...

No question posed by you good self - no question mark - you simply invite a response to only what you have posted on here.

I responded fairly and honestly that I believe this to be a typical...
Forum: Social Forum 24th July 2019, 20:46
Replies: 66
Views: 1,424
Posted By Darcydog
Genuine request Nick - what is your question?

Genuine request Nick - what is your question?
Forum: Social Forum 24th July 2019, 20:15
Replies: 66
Views: 1,424
Posted By Darcydog
How convenient that would be! “Move along...

How convenient that would be!

“Move along please - nothing to see here!”

So true to form!

Stunning example.
Forum: Social Forum 24th July 2019, 20:04
Replies: 66
Views: 1,424
Posted By Darcydog
Man of your word obviously :duh:

Man of your word obviously :duh:
Forum: Social Forum 24th July 2019, 20:03
Replies: 66
Views: 1,424
Posted By Darcydog
What you interpret as a cheap shot was nothing of...

What you interpret as a cheap shot was nothing of the sort. Irony is also not a strong point clearly

And you have odd standards way below those of mine and others if you consider accusing a...
Forum: Social Forum 24th July 2019, 19:24
Replies: 66
Views: 1,424
Posted By Darcydog
Another behavioural characteristic is lack of...

Another behavioural characteristic is lack of insight and projection. What they do is justifiable because “they are right” and they are the ones who are always right. The end justifies the means.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th July 2019, 17:58
Replies: 16
Views: 721
Posted By Darcydog
It is very easy to do - and I experienced quite...

It is very easy to do - and I experienced quite an improvement in throttle response when I did mine for the first time. So I assume it had not been done for a while. I change mine now every other...
Forum: Social Forum 24th July 2019, 17:24
Replies: 66
Views: 1,424
Posted By Darcydog
Yes - they do say “don’t feed the troll”.

Yes - they do say “don’t feed the troll”.
Forum: Social Forum 24th July 2019, 16:20
Replies: 66
Views: 1,424
Posted By Darcydog
Apologies- I just get awfully tired of such...

Apologies- I just get awfully tired of such accusations of being in a mutual admiration society with another poster - when the reality of the truly guilty of “hunting in a pack” bully boy tactics is...
Forum: Social Forum 24th July 2019, 15:54
Replies: 66
Views: 1,424
Posted By Darcydog
Now if I was a discourteous and disrespectful...

Now if I was a discourteous and disrespectful person Maninder - I could label you “Paranoid” for the inference within your first paragraph. :D
Forum: Social Forum 24th July 2019, 14:46
Replies: 66
Views: 1,424
Posted By Darcydog
I am always courteous Nick - and as for respect -...

I am always courteous Nick - and as for respect - with me that has to be earned.

How bizarre that you seek to lecture me on respect and courtesy after you labelling me “paranoid” and accusing my...
Forum: Social Forum 24th July 2019, 12:16
Replies: 66
Views: 1,424
Posted By Darcydog
Probably wise Ian - there is no reciprocity with...

Probably wise Ian - there is no reciprocity with Maninder - just word wooze to try to make himself look clever.

He invariably fails to answer the points clearly made to him whilst throwing up...
Forum: Social Forum 24th July 2019, 07:45
Replies: 148,105
Views: 4,180,119
Posted By Darcydog
Beautiful morning here - looks like the rain has...

Beautiful morning here - looks like the rain has washed the dust off everything!
Forum: Social Forum 24th July 2019, 01:00
Replies: 148,105
Views: 4,180,119
Posted By Darcydog
My wife had that a few years back - for her it...

My wife had that a few years back - for her it turned out to be an under active thyroid. But the symptoms are common to a lot of issues and she had to go through lots of tests and procedures to...
Forum: Social Forum 24th July 2019, 00:51
Replies: 148,105
Views: 4,180,119
Posted By Darcydog
Amazing Thunderstorms here - started about 11:30...

Amazing Thunderstorms here - started about 11:30 with lightening in the distant South. The last hour has been spectacular for Lightning - but no really big thunderclaps - the thunder has been almost...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd July 2019, 22:25
Replies: 66
Views: 1,424
Posted By Darcydog
I don’t think you can describe it as a public...

I don’t think you can describe it as a public body Maninder - I know it is described as such in .gov websites - but the realty is a company limited by guarantee is still a company - not a “public...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd July 2019, 20:11
Replies: 66
Views: 1,424
Posted By Darcydog
When it comes to “infrastructure” projects I...

When it comes to “infrastructure” projects I totally agree Wraymond - the only caveat I would add is that the “undead” you so accurately portray are in charge of military procurement as well.

As I...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd July 2019, 18:30
Replies: 66
Views: 1,424
Posted By Darcydog
Candle wax!! Hate the stuff - it gets on my wick.

Candle wax!! Hate the stuff - it gets on my wick.
Forum: Social Forum 23rd July 2019, 15:32
Replies: 66
Views: 1,424
Posted By Darcydog
Welcome to the club Ian!!:D:D:D:getmecoat:

Welcome to the club Ian!!:D:D:D:getmecoat:
Forum: Social Forum 23rd July 2019, 12:59
Replies: 66
Views: 1,424
Posted By Darcydog
The bottomless pit of the taxpayers pocket of...

The bottomless pit of the taxpayers pocket of course Ian!

It helps if you are “in the bubble” that believes that there really is a money tree!

And whilst cherrypicked examples of successes are...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd July 2019, 10:22
Replies: 17
Views: 489
Posted By Darcydog
I certainly agree the BBC should now be pay per...

I certainly agree the BBC should now be pay per view. A tax on the population in order to run what is supposedly an independent broadcaster is crazy in our modern digital age.

The BBC has long...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd July 2019, 19:27
Replies: 17
Views: 489
Posted By Darcydog
Oh yes please!!! I’m going to need a bigger...

Oh yes please!!!

I’m going to need a bigger wheelbarrow soon.....
Forum: Social Forum 22nd July 2019, 13:25
Replies: 17
Views: 489
Posted By Darcydog
Well I don’t like to brag - but it’s impossible...

Well I don’t like to brag - but it’s impossible for me..........





:D
Forum: Social Forum 22nd July 2019, 09:39
Replies: 17
Views: 489
Posted By Darcydog
I’ll see if I can get on the TV by stating that I...

I’ll see if I can get on the TV by stating that I don’t like women sitting with their legs crossed.

I’ll invent a chair that forces a lady’s legs apart when she sits down.

I’m sure no one could...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd July 2019, 07:48
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By Darcydog
Can recommend Captain Tolleys Creeping Crack...

Can recommend Captain Tolleys Creeping Crack Cure. Used it on the ZTT to great effect and previously on our caravans.

It’s a light blue milky liquid you run into a joint repeatedly until it stops...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd July 2019, 07:40
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By Darcydog
I think it blinded and confused the Discovery...

I think it blinded and confused the Discovery driver in the same way as “Razzle Dazzle” camouflage. :getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd July 2019, 07:30
Replies: 17
Views: 1,220
Posted By Darcydog
Brilliant! That’s about 30min from me :}

Brilliant!

That’s about 30min from me :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd July 2019, 07:27
Replies: 17
Views: 1,220
Posted By Darcydog
I’m sure Scott will help us all out as you have...

I’m sure Scott will help us all out as you have done Matt - many thanks for your speedy and helpful service!
Forum: Social Forum 20th July 2019, 20:21
Replies: 23
Views: 534
Posted By Darcydog
I remember taking a girl to see Quatermass and...

I remember taking a girl to see Quatermass and the Pit and really enjoyed it - but the girl I took whose name was Julia was totally freaked by it.

I never realised until we left the cinema and...
Forum: Social Forum 20th July 2019, 20:01
Replies: 66
Views: 1,424
Posted By Darcydog
When it comes to “overriding common sense” I...

When it comes to “overriding common sense” I would suggest the debacle of another runway at Heathrow involving moving the M25 will make the HS2 debacle pale into insignificance.

The blight of...
Forum: Social Forum 20th July 2019, 04:51
Replies: 23
Views: 534
Posted By Darcydog
The Descent freaked me a bit. Good U.K. film...

The Descent freaked me a bit. Good U.K. film shot here in the U.K. but set in North Carolina USA. Realistic cave scenes that were actually shot in Pinewood studios.

Very claustrophobic.
Forum: Social Forum 19th July 2019, 11:26
Replies: 10
Views: 206
Posted By Darcydog
If that Bat comes near me again I will swipe it...

If that Bat comes near me again I will swipe it with my cricket bat

I suspect they will desert me in the desert.

They lie to me! I had better have a lie down.

If I had been a second faster I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th July 2019, 06:58
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By Darcydog
My first thought as well.

My first thought as well.
Forum: Social Forum 19th July 2019, 06:54
Replies: 10
Views: 206
Posted By Darcydog
Refuse - I refuse to do it! I will not leave my...

Refuse - I refuse to do it! I will not leave my refuse out in the street.

Project - we must project the right image on this project.

Minute - this minute insect will bite me in a minute.
...
Forum: Social Forum 19th July 2019, 06:45
Replies: 20
Views: 289
Posted By Darcydog
Cite, Site & Sight Bass (guitar) & Base ...

Cite, Site & Sight

Bass (guitar) & Base

Jeans & Genes

Die & Dye
Forum: Social Forum 18th July 2019, 22:14
Replies: 20
Views: 289
Posted By Darcydog
Vane & Vein Bored & Board Whine &...

Vane & Vein

Bored & Board

Whine & Wine
Forum: Social Forum 18th July 2019, 17:24
Replies: 33
Views: 1,035
Posted By Darcydog
Have a really nice day. I wish you and your...

Have a really nice day. I wish you and your family well.

But I’m surprised you think my response is weird in any way. You are correct I have not ever questioned your “car ownership” - but it is...
Forum: Social Forum 18th July 2019, 15:21
Replies: 33
Views: 1,035
Posted By Darcydog
Nobody gives a stuff what car you drive Nick -...

Nobody gives a stuff what car you drive Nick - it’s your petulant attitude whereby you label me as “paranoid” and accuse me of rubbishing people with Aspergers Syndrome that occasionally brings you...
Forum: Social Forum 18th July 2019, 13:45
Replies: 33
Views: 1,035
Posted By Darcydog
The “No Deal” scenario WAS clearly outlined by...

The “No Deal” scenario WAS clearly outlined by the Remain supporters - it was clearly set out in the “Project Fear” leaflets that were delivered to every house in the U.K. at a cost to the taxpayer...
Forum: Social Forum 18th July 2019, 08:55
Replies: 33
Views: 1,035
Posted By Darcydog
As would I However, I have a sneaky...

As would I

However, I have a sneaky suspicion that had the vote gone the other way then those that got the result they wanted would be the first to insist that “their” result stood and no second...
Forum: Social Forum 18th July 2019, 08:22
Replies: 33
Views: 1,035
Posted By Darcydog
And when we get the same result again - will that...

And when we get the same result again - will that stop the constant whining and whinging from those who didn’t get the result they wanted? Or will they insist on a third, and then another and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th July 2019, 07:46
Replies: 222
Views: 22,029
Posted By Darcydog
Mines done less than half that! Seems nicely...

Mines done less than half that! Seems nicely run-in now.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th July 2019, 07:42
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By Darcydog
Love it!!! :D:D:D

Love it!!! :D:D:D
Forum: Social Forum 17th July 2019, 07:22
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By Darcydog
I think when they were first written £16,000 was...

I think when they were first written £16,000 was a small fortune - you could buy a classy new car for probably half that amount.

Things are very different now but these rules haven’t really...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th July 2019, 06:52
Replies: 20
Views: 769
Posted By Darcydog
We lived in Hastings in my teenage years and I...

We lived in Hastings in my teenage years and I took my test there. We were always taught to leave the vehicle in gear when parked. Hastings is very hilly and there were plenty of incidences of...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 16th July 2019, 20:36
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By Darcydog
A fly-past by a Herc to celebrate your arrival...

A fly-past by a Herc to celebrate your arrival and you complain!

There’s no pleasing some people!!!:D:D:D
Forum: Social Forum 16th July 2019, 19:46
Replies: 20
Views: 684
Posted By Darcydog
Oh how I agree with you. I am both amazed...

Oh how I agree with you.

I am both amazed and horrified at what our front lines Cops have to deal with.

Only a few days ago they had a cctv programme on the box that showed a scrote robbing a...
Forum: Social Forum 16th July 2019, 18:49
Replies: 37
Views: 1,535
Posted By Darcydog
Love it!!! Absolutely brilliant :bowdown:

Love it!!!

Absolutely brilliant :bowdown:
Forum: Social Forum 16th July 2019, 17:19
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By Darcydog
The rules are based on what used to be - not what...

The rules are based on what used to be - not what we deal with now.

The rules are something like this - but I haven’t checked them out for years so things may have changed a bit.

Savings...
Forum: Social Forum 16th July 2019, 17:09
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By Darcydog
Many thanks - I had not seen this - how...

Many thanks - I had not seen this - how appalling.

Let’s hope it gets the publicity it deserves now the MSM have got hold of it!
Forum: Social Forum 16th July 2019, 08:03
Replies: 16
Views: 400
Posted By Darcydog
Yes - brilliant match - brilliant result. ...

Yes - brilliant match - brilliant result.

Have to applaud the Kiwis reaction to to their defeat in an unbelievably close match.

Just read a report on it where it has been written that “New...
Forum: Social Forum 16th July 2019, 07:39
Replies: 18
Views: 508
Posted By Darcydog
JHC!!! That must have have been “fun” for...

JHC!!!

That must have have been “fun” for all not expecting it!!!:D

I can just imagine the “W T F!!!!” reactions of those not expecting such a “visit”.

:D
Forum: Social Forum 16th July 2019, 07:32
Replies: 37
Views: 1,535
Posted By Darcydog
Weird this ..... :shrug: - my wife re-registered...

Weird this ..... :shrug: - my wife re-registered the fact that we have one of these “at risk” tumble dryers after the BBC covered the story again on the news a week or so ago.

Within 24 hours of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th July 2019, 11:20
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By Darcydog
Funnily enough - SWMBO’s i30 Hyundai has just...

Funnily enough - SWMBO’s i30 Hyundai has just started doing the same on really hot days. Most likely dried out lubrication, dust/crud build up.

Will be finding out the silicone spray next week -...
Forum: Social Forum 13th July 2019, 19:22
Replies: 33
Views: 1,035
Posted By Darcydog
YouGov - they pay their responders and the...

YouGov - they pay their responders and the demographics clearly show most responders on YouGov lists are Students.

So the results of their survey on BJ is hardly surprising.

That said BJ is...
Forum: Social Forum 13th July 2019, 13:27
Replies: 33
Views: 1,035
Posted By Darcydog
Skid marks??? :getmecoat:

Skid marks???






:getmecoat:
Forum: Social Forum 13th July 2019, 11:38
Replies: 0
Views: 62
Posted By Darcydog
Hewitt and Reid - wheelchair doubles final

I do like this - great to see these guys doing well.

Watching it live

Bit of unfortunate camera work tho - in one of the breaks the camera roomed round and zoomed in on a couple of spectators -...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th July 2019, 14:04
Replies: 21
Views: 806
Posted By Darcydog
My alcantara seats are the same - I did a...

My alcantara seats are the same - I did a temporary repair that has now lasted two years by :-

1) cutting the saggy bit in the centre of the “bubble”

2) then gently with fingers separated the...
Forum: Social Forum 12th July 2019, 10:27
Replies: 30
Views: 621
Posted By Darcydog
Well done indeed! If only other Towns would...

Well done indeed! If only other Towns would follow Wellingborough’s excellent example.
Forum: Social Forum 12th July 2019, 10:05
Replies: 30
Views: 621
Posted By Darcydog
Actually Ian - that is a really good point. I...

Actually Ian - that is a really good point. I wonder what the law would say if there was not proper signage as you entered the car park that payment was restricted to a certain method and coins were...
Forum: Social Forum 12th July 2019, 07:54
Replies: 16
Views: 688
Posted By Darcydog
And where there is a “line on a map” it is rarely...

And where there is a “line on a map” it is rarely a nice needle sharp line that clearly defines anything!

I have seen felt tip used where the width of the line on the map equates to a couple of...
Forum: Social Forum 12th July 2019, 07:32
Replies: 30
Views: 621
Posted By Darcydog
We tend to do our shopping in places where...

We tend to do our shopping in places where parking charges do not apply. So we add to the problems that most towns now have with ever decreasing footfall.

Where we live the County Council issues...
Forum: Social Forum 11th July 2019, 21:56
Replies: 30
Views: 621
Posted By Darcydog
Agree about why the town centres are dying. ...

Agree about why the town centres are dying.

And the stupid thing is that by making the car park payment machines “high tech” payment only - the planners select for those that are more likely to do...
Forum: Social Forum 10th July 2019, 19:25
Replies: 16
Views: 688
Posted By Darcydog
That is the usual “rule of thumb” but things can...

That is the usual “rule of thumb” but things can change over time. For a real example - where the original boundary was a simple concrete posts and wire fence. This was on the deeds as per the...
Forum: Social Forum 10th July 2019, 16:43
Replies: 16
Views: 688
Posted By Darcydog
With Neighbour disputes over boundaries there are...

With Neighbour disputes over boundaries there are rarely winners - both sides invariably “lose”

If the neighbour had grown a plant on a post on the boundary then I’m sorry but I think he does have...
Forum: Social Forum 9th July 2019, 22:31
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By Darcydog
Treat them like dogs !!!!! Have a few poo...

Treat them like dogs !!!!!

Have a few poo bags in your pocket - and if the journey is a long one - pack a bucket.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th July 2019, 22:27
Replies: 10
Views: 951
Posted By Darcydog
On the list to do - many thanks for the heads up!

On the list to do - many thanks for the heads up!
Forum: Social Forum 7th July 2019, 15:33
Replies: 20
Views: 684
Posted By Darcydog
There is a positive to this.....

I’m at a BBQ and I confess - I have had far too much Shiraz to drive.

So I gave the keys to SWMBO and she was not impressed....

So I said “Well I could blame Brexit” - and several people around...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th July 2019, 13:34
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By Darcydog
Does look like an enthusiasts car. Not my choice...

Does look like an enthusiasts car. Not my choice of “bling” but each to his own.

And be warned!! - if you are moving house - the load lugging ability of a Tourer could convert you :}
Forum: Social Forum 7th July 2019, 09:45
Replies: 20
Views: 684
Posted By Darcydog
Wink What is damning about the reports on this Polish...

What is damning about the reports on this Polish Slave gang is that they had people meeting the victims as they arrived in the U.K. to facilitate the opening of Bank Accounts, Registering for...
Forum: Social Forum 7th July 2019, 07:42
Replies: 13
Views: 323
Posted By Darcydog
Dog walking

It’s walking the dogs that is good for us! Not only is their enthusiasm for life infectious - but the discipline of having to do it regularly keeps us focused.

Whatever the weather I enjoy it. ...
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