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Forum: Social Forum 18th August 2022, 18:26
Replies: 6
Views: 123
Posted By stevestrat
During my career on the railway I did a few years...

During my career on the railway I did a few years as a Traction Inspector, investigating operating incidents, examining drivers on rules and regulations or on any new locos that were introduced....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th August 2022, 16:22
Replies: 5
Views: 43
Posted By stevestrat
Should work on a BM, I got one a while ago and...

Should work on a BM, I got one a while ago and sure it was advertised as a BMW reset tool.
Forum: Social Forum 17th August 2022, 17:06
Replies: 166,318
Views: 7,533,229
Posted By stevestrat
Its a Sky+ remote, one screw and a load of clips...

Its a Sky+ remote, one screw and a load of clips holding it together. Remove the screw then work your way around splitting the two halves. It was getting really annoying, the number 1 button in...
Forum: Social Forum 17th August 2022, 15:17
Replies: 166,318
Views: 7,533,229
Posted By stevestrat
Finally had enough of the Sky remote, having to...

Finally had enough of the Sky remote, having to press the most used buttons harder and harder. Decided to give it the driver's door switchpack treatment, pulled it to bits, cleaned the PCB and back...
Forum: Social Forum 16th August 2022, 20:16
Replies: 166,318
Views: 7,533,229
Posted By stevestrat
Andy upped sticks to Flying Banana's neck of the...

Andy upped sticks to Flying Banana's neck of the woods. He's in Devon.
Forum: Social Forum 16th August 2022, 19:20
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
We have an arched window above the front door...

We have an arched window above the front door under a 4' deep porch roof . . . . I've just cleaned bird cr@p off the window! I have no idea how a bird managed to hit it, must have come in like the...
Forum: Social Forum 16th August 2022, 18:49
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
Hope tomorrow goes as well as it can Rich.

Hope tomorrow goes as well as it can Rich.
Forum: Social Forum 16th August 2022, 14:32
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
Dry here, well I use the term dry very loosely,...

Dry here, well I use the term dry very loosely, dry as in not chucking it down but everything is dripping wet after about 48 hours of heavy rain.
Forum: Social Forum 16th August 2022, 13:27
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
Poppy is a fussy little bugr, very picky. She's...

Poppy is a fussy little bugr, very picky. She's decided she especially likes the Lidl treats and nowt else will do . . . . even expensive Schmakcos!

Wouldn't worry. The doctor has been specially...
Forum: Social Forum 16th August 2022, 11:09
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
If I don't recognise the number the answering...

If I don't recognise the number the answering machine gets it.

Blood test done. Called into Lidl on the way back, primarily to get some of Poppy's favourite chews . . . . didn't have any, neither...
Forum: Social Forum 16th August 2022, 08:13
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
Morning, wishing down here. Bleedin' hungry but...

Morning, wishing down here. Bleedin' hungry but not allowed to eat yet, along to the GP's for a blood test the back of nine.Hate wasps with a vengeance! When I was younger I had the dogs out and they...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th August 2022, 22:21
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By stevestrat
Depends how heavy your right foot is. I get 28 on...

Depends how heavy your right foot is. I get 28 on a decent run without trying too hard.
Forum: Social Forum 15th August 2022, 16:18
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
Ah . . . . that's why the rain hadn't started...

Ah . . . . that's why the rain hadn't started again yet, it was waiting for me to go out. In the middle of filling the bird feeders and the heavens opened.
Forum: Social Forum 15th August 2022, 08:38
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
Morning . . . . again! Got up when the lovely...

Morning . . . . again! Got up when the lovely guys working in the car park museum fired up the bulldozer at 7:30 :mad: They've also got this naff security thing set up in their compound, detects...
Forum: Social Forum 15th August 2022, 06:03
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
Brief good morning before heading back to bed,...

Brief good morning before heading back to bed, Ging is off to work, dayshift. Restless night, woken up several times by rumbles of thunder, its still going, the rain has just started again and...
Forum: Social Forum 14th August 2022, 16:30
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
Thomas originally appeared on telly in the early...

Thomas originally appeared on telly in the early '80s, I was nearing the end of my six month driver training course with BR. Instructor would get rattled if we pointed out "that's not what Thomas...
Forum: Social Forum 13th August 2022, 11:00
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
Got the garden watered early doors (08:00) before...

Got the garden watered early doors (08:00) before the sun broke through the cloud, its heading for another hot one. Warnings for thunderstorms tomorrow and Monday though, looking forward to some rain!
Forum: Social Forum 12th August 2022, 20:27
Replies: 166,318
Views: 7,533,229
Posted By stevestrat
Oh man, just watched the funniest video I've seen...

Oh man, just watched the funniest video I've seen for a long time. Its on the BBC news website, a young bear in a Turkish national park gorged itself on honey but its honey made from a type of...
Forum: Zed The Ted on Tour 12th August 2022, 17:48
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By stevestrat
I hope this one was due how it was posted and not...

I hope this one was due how it was posted and not the angle of the boat at the time :eek:

We visit Torquay quite often, friends down there.
Forum: Social Forum 11th August 2022, 18:19
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
Still baking hot here, way too hot for me, can't...

Still baking hot here, way too hot for me, can't handle heat now. Going to water the garden when its cooled down a bit but at this rate that'll be about 11pm.
Forum: Social Forum 11th August 2022, 14:50
Replies: 166,318
Views: 7,533,229
Posted By stevestrat
Had an attack of gardening enthusiasm but as the...

Had an attack of gardening enthusiasm but as the thermometer at the side of the house is reading 33 that didn't last long!

We've all had a letter shoved through the letterbox early doors . . . ....
Forum: Social Forum 11th August 2022, 10:29
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
Morning. Baking here already, high 20s. Doing the...

Morning. Baking here already, high 20s. Doing the plants with fertiliser before it gets too hot.

Thankfully that bleedin' pile driver is working at the far end of the car park so noise and...
Forum: Social Forum 10th August 2022, 21:40
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
Trouble is Ian, its not knocking piles into the...

Trouble is Ian, its not knocking piles into the ground, they're using a huge blunt ended 18-24" diameter tube thing to compact the ground rather than go down into it hence the horrendous vibration...
Forum: Social Forum 10th August 2022, 19:34
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
I think I might have started something! Found a...

I think I might have started something! Found a second email re above in my spam folder, from the Environmental section of the council, with an official letter attached. The environmental section is...
Forum: Social Forum 10th August 2022, 18:31
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
Hmm . . . . develop a pair of 44 double Ds and a...

Hmm . . . . develop a pair of 44 double Ds and a liking for Ken Bruce! Good they're not coming at you with the meat cleaver.

Sent an email to the local council. Started working in the little used...
Forum: Social Forum 9th August 2022, 20:20
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
That's a supermarket special not a real pork pie....

That's a supermarket special not a real pork pie. Every time Ging goes to see her friends in Windermere I get her to bring a couple of pork pies back from a butcher on the main street, best pork pies...
Forum: Social Forum 9th August 2022, 18:59
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
Aaaagh! Healthy :eek::panic:

Aaaagh! Healthy :eek::panic:
Forum: Social Forum 9th August 2022, 15:19
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
Maya loves water, Suzy actually jumped into Lake...

Maya loves water, Suzy actually jumped into Lake Windermere trying to catch a duck! Poppy . . . . nah, not going in there. She's like Milka, the Poodle we used to have. Poodles are supposed to be...
Forum: Social Forum 9th August 2022, 11:54
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
Mornin'. Ging is dayshift so was up at five,...

Mornin'. Ging is dayshift so was up at five, never liked getting up at that kind of time. Went back to bed for a couple of hours.

Trying to psych myself up to varnishing a wicker picnic basket....
Forum: Social Forum 9th August 2022, 09:53
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By stevestrat
Those spray on trousers will be forever etched on...

Those spray on trousers will be forever etched on my mind.
Forum: Social Forum 8th August 2022, 22:44
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
Ging brought that back with her after seeing...

Ging brought that back with her after seeing friends in The Lakes. Felled her, she spent three days lying on the sofa, hit me not quite so badly but still felt really cr@p.
Forum: Social Forum 7th August 2022, 18:42
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Posted By stevestrat
In me railway days we'd get a request to supply...

In me railway days we'd get a request to supply crew for the weedkiller train. Whoever the driver working it was he'd get multiple requests for weedkiller. That stuff was fearsome, killed grass,...
Forum: Social Forum 7th August 2022, 11:48
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
The best gig I was ever at was also the smallest....

The best gig I was ever at was also the smallest. Mate got me tickets for a fan club only concert by Fish at the Hibs club in Edinburgh. Capacity was only 300 or so but the atmosphere was fantastic,...
Forum: Social Forum 6th August 2022, 20:03
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
Morrisons own brand Cumberland sausages tonight,...

Morrisons own brand Cumberland sausages tonight, Ging got them the other day . . . . won't be going on my shopping list, filled with mildly peppered porridge :puke:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th August 2022, 18:56
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By stevestrat
Only 190 in USA for sale

Stumbled across this on Youtube, only posted yesterday. ZT190 sent to US for cold weather testing has resurfaced after being in storage for 17 years and is up for sale. Only 2205 miles, no mention of...
Forum: Social Forum 5th August 2022, 17:31
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
There's a barbers nearby, they're all Poles,...

There's a barbers nearby, they're all Poles, didn't like the place. They ignore the customers and chat amongst themselves or with Polish friends that pop in. Place I go to, they're all Turkish but at...
Forum: Social Forum 5th August 2022, 11:16
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
Bright and sunny here but accompanied by a...

Bright and sunny here but accompanied by a strong, cool breeze.
Forum: Social Forum 5th August 2022, 10:21
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By stevestrat
Watched a programme on Discovery the other night,...

Watched a programme on Discovery the other night, about a wild cat wandering around Milwaukee, reckoning is it was a mountain lion. It was talking about the number of large cats privately owned in...
Forum: Social Forum 4th August 2022, 14:48
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
Yeah but you could have joined the conversation...

Yeah but you could have joined the conversation about holidays, Peggy's "problems" and all the men visiting her at number 42 :eek:

Turned kinda wild here, wind has wound itself up and frequent...
Forum: Social Forum 4th August 2022, 09:31
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
Morning. Dry when I was up at 5 (Ging's...

Morning. Dry when I was up at 5 (Ging's dayshift), rain started about 6, turned heavy for a couple of hours. Least I won't have to water the garden.
Forum: Social Forum 2nd August 2022, 19:56
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By stevestrat
You're not going to tell me they didn't see that...

You're not going to tell me they didn't see that coming!
Forum: Social Forum 2nd August 2022, 19:39
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
Been rather "airy" all day here. Ging's...

Been rather "airy" all day here. Ging's instructions when she left for work this morning was to spray fertiliser around the garden. I did but due to the wind I ended up with as much of it as the...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd August 2022, 19:05
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
Its a very long time since you could call...

Its a very long time since you could call Edinburgh "car friendly", I wouldn't even contemplate driving into town. Parking has been extortionate for years, bus only routes, tram only routes...prefer...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd August 2022, 16:30
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
There are several Chinese supermarkets in...

There are several Chinese supermarkets in Edinburgh, mainly in Leith and they're a major pain in the butt to get to. The tram lines are being extended from (roughly) the east end of Princes Street...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd August 2022, 16:16
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
I went right off paella years ago. Ging got a...

I went right off paella years ago. Ging got a frozen one, it was full of little broken bits of prawn antenna etc that kept catching in my throat. Never wanted paella since.
Forum: Social Forum 2nd August 2022, 15:02
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
Spotted a friend chillin' on the wall when I was...

Spotted a friend chillin' on the wall when I was in the garden.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52258382438_fe6ae4b87c.jpg

Been going round with the fertiliser as instructed but with the...
Forum: Photography Corner 2nd August 2022, 13:36
Replies: 1,040
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Posted By stevestrat
Not that simple with Suzy, she hates having her...

Not that simple with Suzy, she hates having her photo taken. Couple of examples:

https://live.staticflickr.com/7293/26837968440_6597bfee9d.jpg
...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd August 2022, 12:35
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
Maya just managed to fall off the sofa and hurt...

Maya just managed to fall off the sofa and hurt herself. She limped over to me "I hurt myself Dad!". Quick massage of the sore leg and she was well enough to steal the biscuit Suzy was playing with...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd August 2022, 11:38
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Posted By stevestrat
So sorry to hear that Rich, I know only too well...

So sorry to hear that Rich, I know only too well how hard it is.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st July 2022, 18:17
Replies: 52
Views: 3,017
Posted By stevestrat
Sad to hear of the passing of any club member....

Sad to hear of the passing of any club member. Thinking of his family and friends.
Forum: Social Forum 31st July 2022, 10:34
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Posted By stevestrat
Its a lot easier to work out what the hoover's...

Its a lot easier to work out what the hoover's doing once you remove the "dummy" display screen sticker from the display screen :o . . . . I know, RTFM!
Forum: Social Forum 31st July 2022, 09:45
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Posted By stevestrat
Morning. Cool and drizzly here. Ging got...

Morning. Cool and drizzly here.

Ging got home, where's the new hoover? She did about 2 square foot of the floor . . . . that'll probably be her last involvement with it . . . . my responsibility...
Forum: Social Forum 30th July 2022, 20:57
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
You have my thoughts Rich,

You have my thoughts Rich,
Forum: Social Forum 30th July 2022, 16:00
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Posted By stevestrat
Can't win can you. New hoover was delivered...

Can't win can you. New hoover was delivered earlier just as I was going out, went out, got the shopping, home, did two lots of washing, repaired a broken handle on the bathroom cupboard, repaired...
Forum: Social Forum 30th July 2022, 10:27
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
Morning. Bit grey here, overnight rain.Been...

Morning. Bit grey here, overnight rain.Been looking Ian, there's an extremely limited selection of mirrors in that scale (1:43), most are more modern. Have thought about making them but the mirror...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th July 2022, 20:21
Replies: 23
Views: 1,122
Posted By stevestrat
Sods law :D

Sods law :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th July 2022, 19:43
Replies: 23
Views: 1,122
Posted By stevestrat
Anybody near you got a 1.8 or 1.8T? Borrow the...

Anybody near you got a 1.8 or 1.8T? Borrow the coil packs and see if the "replacements" make a difference.
Forum: Social Forum 29th July 2022, 19:24
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
I found the blue light, after going elbow deep in...

I found the blue light, after going elbow deep in the contents of the hoover bag. I noticed the model was damaged after hoovering. Still wondering what I can do about the wing mirrors.

This was it...
Forum: Social Forum 29th July 2022, 18:06
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Posted By stevestrat
Not a happy bunny . . . . at all. I have a...

Not a happy bunny . . . . at all. I have a special model I made for my father when he was still with us, the Police traffic car he used to drive, Austin Westminster. Sits fixed to a wooden display...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th July 2022, 22:55
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By stevestrat
Try to keep mine tidy but being a V8 it's like a...

Try to keep mine tidy but being a V8 it's like a plumber's (and electrician's) nightmare under the bonnet.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th July 2022, 21:03
Replies: 23
Views: 1,122
Posted By stevestrat
Does sound like coil packs Bob. For a while I had...

Does sound like coil packs Bob. For a while I had a 1.8 and 1.8T, the 1.8T had that problem so tried the coil packs from the 1.8, cured it.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th July 2022, 16:54
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By stevestrat
Its an affliction that affects many here :D

Its an affliction that affects many here :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th July 2022, 12:33
Replies: 11
Views: 1,769
Posted By stevestrat
There is an excellent "how to" that covers bumper...

There is an excellent "how to" that covers bumper removal https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=86343. I became quite expert at bumper removal, the fan failed on my old 1.8T,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th July 2022, 11:01
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By stevestrat
Probably down to the limitations the seller has...

Probably down to the limitations the seller has set, nobody with feedback below 200 and buyer must be local.
Forum: Social Forum 26th July 2022, 14:50
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
Yeah, I don't suppose your crotchless pyjamas...

Yeah, I don't suppose your crotchless pyjamas would go down too well.
Forum: Social Forum 26th July 2022, 10:33
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
Morning. Bright, sunny but a decidedly cool...

Morning. Bright, sunny but a decidedly cool breeze here. More like a stunt man's padded suit and crash helmet.
Forum: Social Forum 25th July 2022, 17:32
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
I suspect I'm in bother. Ging is away to see a...

I suspect I'm in bother. Ging is away to see a friend in town, before she left she asked me if it was going to rain as she didn't want to get her shoes wet. I checked the weather, no it going to stay...
Forum: Social Forum 25th July 2022, 14:13
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
Building myself up to put the garden bin out,...

Building myself up to put the garden bin out, gets emptied tomorrow at any time so has to go out tonight. Well loaded and very heavy, has to go down the steps at the front. I'm always wary after it...
Forum: Social Forum 25th July 2022, 13:38
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
Really heavy showers here, including one I got...

Really heavy showers here, including one I got caught in when I nipped out for a wee bit shopping.
Forum: Social Forum 25th July 2022, 13:30
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By stevestrat
Unless you get caught.

Unless you get caught.
Forum: Social Forum 24th July 2022, 16:46
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Posted By stevestrat
We had a case of a driver took replacement locos...

We had a case of a driver took replacement locos to a coal train in Townhill loop over in Fife. He went onto the train but because he had a pair and the original was a single he was outside the...
Forum: Social Forum 24th July 2022, 13:42
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Posted By stevestrat
Well. last night's rain soaked everything but had...

Well. last night's rain soaked everything but had virtually dried up by this morning. I'm not sure whether to get the hedge trimmer out or not, occasional spot of rain in the breeze. Hell of a...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd July 2022, 22:45
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Posted By stevestrat
Rain finally arrived, bouncing off the ground for...

Rain finally arrived, bouncing off the ground for several minutes before easing a bit. Still steady rain, shouldn't have to water the garden tomorrow . . . . Oh dear, can't trim bushes either!
Forum: Social Forum 23rd July 2022, 21:02
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Posted By stevestrat
No rain here . . . . yet! Supposed to appear...

No rain here . . . . yet! Supposed to appear imminently, sky over Fife at the other side of the Forth is black.

All the ivy clippings were cleared up earlier. Thought I was done for a while then...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd July 2022, 16:54
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Posted By stevestrat
Thank God that's the ivy trimmed. This lack of...

Thank God that's the ivy trimmed. This lack of energy is wearing to say the least, I'm knackered :(, up and down the ladder umpteen times and swinging the heavy trimmer around at arm's length to do...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd July 2022, 14:28
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Posted By stevestrat
Had bother getting biccies for the girls :shrug:...

Had bother getting biccies for the girls :shrug: Didn't want to go far with iffy guts so went to the nearby Coop, none, went along to B&M, all they had was the larger stuff which they're not 100%...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd July 2022, 10:59
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
Yeah but discovered after the "funny turn"...

Yeah but discovered after the "funny turn" yesterday my guts are all to hell . . . . can't be too far from the loo shall we say. I regularly take meds for it so got loaded up on them, just waiting...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd July 2022, 10:02
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Posted By stevestrat
Not the best news to get Ian but least they know...

Not the best news to get Ian but least they know about it and are getting into it sharpish.

Felt really off yesterday afternoon, no idea why, light headed, nauseous. Went and stood under the...
Forum: Social Forum 20th July 2022, 18:40
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
That's good Andy, hopefully she'll shake it off...

That's good Andy, hopefully she'll shake it off herself.

Been a sticky hot day here, temp was supposed to drop but didn't drop that much. Was planning to get on with trimming the ivy but too hot...
Forum: Social Forum 20th July 2022, 13:06
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Posted By stevestrat
Feel for you Andy. I worry if the girls are just...

Feel for you Andy. I worry if the girls are just a wee bit off.

Just been speaking to one of my neighbours. His wife went into a home some time ago, dementia. She's been moved to another home...
Forum: Social Forum 19th July 2022, 20:14
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Posted By stevestrat
Sun never did fully break through but didn't stop...

Sun never did fully break through but didn't stop the heat building up to 28-30°, resulted in it being horrible, muggy and clammy.

Coastguard helicopter has just flown along the coast, never a...
Forum: Social Forum 19th July 2022, 20:07
Replies: 43
Views: 1,216
Posted By stevestrat
Sooner than you think, "White Christmas" was on...

Sooner than you think, "White Christmas" was on Film4 yesterday afternoon :shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 19th July 2022, 18:51
Replies: 43
Views: 1,216
Posted By stevestrat
Brainless! Shouldn't be allowed to have a dog. ...

Brainless! Shouldn't be allowed to have a dog.

Not nice here today, not a breath of wind, cloud cover all day but that didn't stop the heat (28-30°), just made it really muggy and oppressive.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th July 2022, 16:42
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By stevestrat
I was hoping you'd come along Ronnie.

I was hoping you'd come along Ronnie.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th July 2022, 16:30
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By stevestrat
First thing is to find someone local who knows...

First thing is to find someone local who knows the cars inside out. Saying a second replacement isn't recommended is utter rubbish, Flying Banana's 1.8T has done over 220k miles, has had several head...
Forum: Social Forum 19th July 2022, 13:54
Replies: 43
Views: 1,216
Posted By stevestrat
You've nailed the problem right there, I think...

You've nailed the problem right there, I think common sense went out when smartphones came in.

Its a very oppressive 28° here, no air moving and a lot of cloud cover. so no direct sun.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th July 2022, 13:46
Replies: 13
Views: 720
Posted By stevestrat
I got a few hangers from trikey a while ago, he...

I got a few hangers from trikey a while ago, he has (or had) boxes of them.

I forgot about the inverting the tunnel cross brace trick that Steve mentioned.
Forum: Social Forum 19th July 2022, 11:17
Replies: 166,318
Views: 7,533,229
Posted By stevestrat
Thankfully it was reasonably cool during the...

Thankfully it was reasonably cool during the night, up at 5 though coz Ging is dayshift. Sun hasn't really broken through yet, keeps coming and going, lot of cloud around, I'm not complaining! When...
Forum: Social Forum 18th July 2022, 15:08
Replies: 43
Views: 1,216
Posted By stevestrat
According to several websites the current temp in...

According to several websites the current temp in the Edinburgh area is 30-31°. At the side of the cottage which is a serious sheltered sun trap the thermometer is reading 38°. Can't sit outside,...
Forum: Social Forum 18th July 2022, 15:03
Replies: 166,318
Views: 7,533,229
Posted By stevestrat
Now 38° :eek: side of the cottage has always been...

Now 38° :eek: side of the cottage has always been a serious sun trap, According to several weather websites the current air temp in the Edinburgh area is 30-31°. Even the birds at the feeders are few...
Forum: Social Forum 18th July 2022, 12:15
Replies: 166,318
Views: 7,533,229
Posted By stevestrat
Good to hear Quizzie is on the mend. Ging's...

Good to hear Quizzie is on the mend.

Ging's last words before going to sleep (nightshift) were "trim the ivy!". I've clipped what I can reach from the ground, the rest can wait, thermometer on the...
Forum: Social Forum 17th July 2022, 20:35
Replies: 43
Views: 1,216
Posted By stevestrat
Same here, breeze has disappeared, overcast but...

Same here, breeze has disappeared, overcast but oppressively warm. The amber warning area has been extended north and now covers here, 28° tomorrow and 30°+ Tuesday. Bugr that, that's too hot for me.
Forum: Social Forum 17th July 2022, 18:23
Replies: 21
Views: 767
Posted By stevestrat
Its not as if the social section is in your face,...

Its not as if the social section is in your face, you have to scroll to it and physically click on it to enter. Probably the kind of people who aren't happy unless they have something to moan about....
Forum: Social Forum 17th July 2022, 18:13
Replies: 166,318
Views: 7,533,229
Posted By stevestrat
I need a supply of sticky plasters in the house....

I need a supply of sticky plasters in the house. I invariably scratch myself when working in the garden and because of the blood thinners I just about need a transfusion.
Forum: Social Forum 17th July 2022, 11:49
Replies: 166,318
Views: 7,533,229
Posted By stevestrat
Sorry to hear Quizzie isn't well Andy. ...

Sorry to hear Quizzie isn't well Andy.

Spotted a problem with these new bird feeders Ging got. They're a lot bigger than any we've had before, at least one pigeon has discovered if it stands on...
Forum: Social Forum 16th July 2022, 21:38
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
There is a bug on the go Bob, its not covid,...

There is a bug on the go Bob, its not covid, tests negative. Its a flu like thing, we've both had it, still affecting me a bit. Ging didn't eat and basically lay on the sofa for a couple of days,...
Forum: Social Forum 16th July 2022, 13:46
Replies: 166,318
Views: 7,533,229
Posted By stevestrat
Not supposed to be as bad here but still talking...

Not supposed to be as bad here but still talking about a possible 30 degrees. The side of the house is a serious sun trap so it'll be unbearable. I'm going to try to make sure I don't need to go out...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th July 2022, 13:39
Replies: 13
Views: 720
Posted By stevestrat
Mine as well. Happened with the 1.8T I used to...

Mine as well. Happened with the 1.8T I used to have, exhaust had dropped just enough to bring the tunnel cross brace within range of the exhaust movement. Really solid clunk.
Forum: Social Forum 16th July 2022, 10:40
Replies: 17
Views: 952
Posted By stevestrat
Gary, if you see this can you let me know about...

Gary, if you see this can you let me know about your entry on the T4 map, do you want to retain it and also need some kind of contact details of you do.
Forum: Social Forum 16th July 2022, 10:35
Replies: 43
Views: 1,216
Posted By stevestrat
Although its not supposed to be so bad up here...

Although its not supposed to be so bad up here still forecasting high 20s possibly 30. Not looking forward to it, not good with heat these days.
Forum: Social Forum 16th July 2022, 10:32
Replies: 166,318
Views: 7,533,229
Posted By stevestrat
Mornin'. Think I'm finally starting to see the...

Mornin'. Think I'm finally starting to see the back of this bug, nowhere near 100% yet though, still got the flu like aches and pains in my arms and legs.

We're back up to a full set of bird...
Forum: Social Forum 15th July 2022, 16:19
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By stevestrat
Have to log into FB to see anything and as I'm...

Have to log into FB to see anything and as I'm not on FB.....
Forum: Social Forum 15th July 2022, 14:41
Replies: 166,318
Views: 7,533,229
Posted By stevestrat
Not here it ain't, cool cloudy, frequent showers....

Not here it ain't, cool cloudy, frequent showers.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52217896706_62e2d203d6.jpg

Looking good Ian.
Forum: Social Forum 15th July 2022, 11:06
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By stevestrat
Had a Toy Poodle that used to love the heated...

Had a Toy Poodle that used to love the heated seats in the Omega I had at the time. He'd sit and shiver until you put them on.
Forum: Social Forum 15th July 2022, 08:16
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
Morning. Been raining overnight. To add to the...

Morning. Been raining overnight. To add to the bug I've got I had a terrible night, really struggled to sleep, didn't feel that warm during the night :shrug: I was wandering around the house at 4am.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th July 2022, 19:02
Replies: 15
Views: 1,161
Posted By stevestrat
The "poshest" car my father had was an Austin...

The "poshest" car my father had was an Austin Westminster. It had belonged to a local butcher's mother, reckoning was she drove it with the choke, all it ever did was potter around town. I always...
Forum: Social Forum 13th July 2022, 17:30
Replies: 420
Views: 38,577
Posted By stevestrat
Fully sympathise Wes, probably a couple of years...

Fully sympathise Wes, probably a couple of years ago I began to notice a lack of energy. I used to regularly walk to a local supermarket, 3-4 miles, then doing it one day I realised I was knackered...
Forum: Social Forum 13th July 2022, 14:29
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
Man, I wouldn't wish this heavy summer cold/flu...

Man, I wouldn't wish this heavy summer cold/flu thing on anyone. Its not covid, we've both tested negative. Wee bit choked up, flu like aches and pains. thumping head, even less energy than I usually...
Forum: Social Forum 10th July 2022, 12:34
Replies: 166,318
Views: 7,533,229
Posted By stevestrat
Feel lousy today, couldn't even face breakfast....

Feel lousy today, couldn't even face breakfast. Need to go out though, girls have no food. Feel like going down to the Lakes and smacking that idiot in the face! Glorious sunshine here but certainly...
Forum: Social Forum 9th July 2022, 21:39
Replies: 166,318
Views: 7,533,229
Posted By stevestrat
What a great day, suffering because of someone...

What a great day, suffering because of someone else's stupidity, so is Ging. She was at a birthday get together in the Lakes earlier in the week. One of the husbands had a bug but decided to go...
Forum: Social Forum 8th July 2022, 21:02
Replies: 166,318
Views: 7,533,229
Posted By stevestrat
Don't expect the bark and chips to stop the...

Don't expect the bark and chips to stop the weeds. Front and side gardens have membrane and gravel but still get weeds appearing.

Ging actually forgot to order seeds for the birds so got some...
Forum: Social Forum 8th July 2022, 10:42
Replies: 166,318
Views: 7,533,229
Posted By stevestrat
Morning all. Having a day out today . . . . well...

Morning all. Having a day out today . . . . well sort of, hospital appointment to have low hormones investigated. Need to get more bird seed while I'm out. They love the black sunflower seeds . . . ....
Forum: Social Forum 8th July 2022, 10:35
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By stevestrat
Never mind duty and VAT etc I wouldn't fancy...

Never mind duty and VAT etc I wouldn't fancy paying the shipping from China.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th July 2022, 11:16
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By stevestrat
Servicing checklists are available on this...

Servicing checklists are available on this website: https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/index.php?thepage=techdata
Forum: Social Forum 6th July 2022, 15:43
Replies: 166,318
Views: 7,533,229
Posted By stevestrat
It's getting kinda wild out there, taken the...

It's getting kinda wild out there, taken the hanging baskets down, swinging around like out of control pendulums!

Black sunflower seeds are going down well, both feeders are half empty already.
Forum: Social Forum 6th July 2022, 12:41
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
They usually get sunflower hearts but all I could...

They usually get sunflower hearts but all I could get was black sunflower seeds, they seem to be ok with them.
Forum: Social Forum 6th July 2022, 10:57
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
Still damp after overnight rain, strong breeze as...

Still damp after overnight rain, strong breeze as well. Psyching myself up to go out for some odds and sods. Need either seeds or suet balls to keep the birds happy until the seeds arrive otherwise...
Forum: Social Forum 5th July 2022, 16:19
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
Rarely do they appear singly, 90% of the time...

Rarely do they appear singly, 90% of the time they appear together. Getting very low on seeds, ordered another lot but hasn't appeared yet. Might have to get some in B&M to keep them going.
Forum: Social Forum 5th July 2022, 14:10
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
Managed to get a pic of Mr & Mrs Bullfinch. They...

Managed to get a pic of Mr & Mrs Bullfinch. They are becoming regular visitors to the feeders and usually together.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52195579873_daa62ddceb_z.jpg
Forum: Photography Corner 5th July 2022, 14:07
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By stevestrat
Mr & Mrs Bullfinch

Managed to catch Mr & Mrs Bullfinch on the feeder.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52195579873_daa62ddceb_z.jpg
Forum: Social Forum 5th July 2022, 09:38
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By stevestrat
Be careful, he might arrive at your door to give...

Be careful, he might arrive at your door to give you a personal concert to prove you wrong :panic:
Forum: Social Forum 4th July 2022, 10:48
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
Too much of a chocolate overdose for me, I can...

Too much of a chocolate overdose for me, I can only eat small bits at a time but my other half likes it. Next time I make it I might try a less chocolate heavy recipe.

I used to have regular...
Forum: Social Forum 4th July 2022, 08:43
Replies: 166,318
Views: 7,533,229
Posted By stevestrat
Morning. Had a hellish night, could not sleep,...

Morning. Had a hellish night, could not sleep, made the mistake of getting frustrated because I couldn't sleep which made matters worse. I was still awake at 4am, dozed in fits and starts til 7 then...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd July 2022, 22:52
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
Oh brilliant! I think I'm turning senile. A...

Oh brilliant! I think I'm turning senile. A thought suddenly flashed into my mind, did I remember to . . . . I can't remember if I did whatever it was I was supposed to remember to do :shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 3rd July 2022, 19:28
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By stevestrat
I've looked at other forums, not for myself but...

I've looked at other forums, not for myself but for a friend who had a couple of French cars (Peugeot and Renault) as private hire taxis. Most forums I looked at had tumbleweed blowing around,...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd July 2022, 18:05
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By stevestrat
I presume that the upside down car hurtled across...

I presume that the upside down car hurtled across the gravel like a ski.
Forum: Social Forum 3rd July 2022, 17:58
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By stevestrat
That's a testament to how strongly F1 cars are...

That's a testament to how strongly F1 cars are built.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd July 2022, 13:46
Replies: 21
Views: 1,435
Posted By stevestrat
Had that a few years ago on the M6, a Range Rover...

Had that a few years ago on the M6, a Range Rover flew down the outside lane, I was doing 70+, he was well over the ton, as my other half was in the car I muttered quietly under my breath. Few miles...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd July 2022, 19:42
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
Rice cooking, always rice on the go here and got...

Rice cooking, always rice on the go here and got some pork belly marinating (soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, chilli flakes, honey, fish sauce, garlic), stick it in the oven soon ready for Ging getting...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd July 2022, 16:34
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
Wait til you meet her new boyfriend! ...

Wait til you meet her new boyfriend!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52188534203_6eb7a48650_z.jpg

Brownie mix is in the oven. No wonder you cut it into small squares, Mix of dark, white and...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd July 2022, 14:11
Replies: 166,318
Views: 7,533,229
Posted By stevestrat
That's a debatable statement. Got everything...

That's a debatable statement.

Got everything I need to have a go at making brownies, need to make a start.
Forum: Events and Meets 2nd July 2022, 10:13
Replies: 240
Views: 20,211
Posted By stevestrat
Hope everybody has a great day even if the...

Hope everybody has a great day even if the circumstances are sad.
Forum: Social Forum 2nd July 2022, 10:10
Replies: 166,318
Views: 7,533,229
Posted By stevestrat
Morning . . . . again! Decided to stay up but I...

Morning . . . . again! Decided to stay up but I was struggling by eight, like a nodding donkey so had another hours or so. Sun is out and its drying up after all the rain. Having my breakfast, coffee...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd July 2022, 06:06
Replies: 166,318
Views: 7,533,229
Posted By stevestrat
Morning. That's Ging away to work. Its wishing...

Morning. That's Ging away to work. Its wishing down here, think it has been most of the night, woke me up at one point. Heading back to bed soon.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st July 2022, 20:15
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By stevestrat
The aerosol will get rid of the musty smell. The...

The aerosol will get rid of the musty smell. The previous owner of the 1.8T I used to have had a spaniel and even after a valeting the car had a damp dog smell. Tried various products but none were...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st July 2022, 19:42
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By stevestrat
I use the aerosol type, referred to as an air con...

I use the aerosol type, referred to as an air con bomb! If I remember the procedure, start the car, air con on, set it to recirculate. Park the aerosol in the passenger footwell near the...
Forum: Social Forum 1st July 2022, 19:30
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
Girls get fed around 4pm, usually around 3:50...

Girls get fed around 4pm, usually around 3:50 Suzy comes across, sits right in front of me and stares at me "Have you seen the time Dad?" :D

Had a message from Ging, I've to make chocolate...
Forum: Social Forum 1st July 2022, 16:50
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
Just had a very heavy shower with almighty clap...

Just had a very heavy shower with almighty clap of thunder. Internet bailed out, Pops disappeared under the chair and Maya ran across and sat at my feet "Daddy, save me!" Thunder is continuing but...
Forum: Events and Meets 1st July 2022, 15:47
Replies: 240
Views: 20,211
Posted By stevestrat
Take sandwiches and a bag of crisps Andy. Hope...

Take sandwiches and a bag of crisps Andy. Hope tomorrow goes as well as it can.
Forum: Social Forum 1st July 2022, 15:34
Replies: 166,318
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Posted By stevestrat
Dry going to Tesco, dry when I came out. Few...

Dry going to Tesco, dry when I came out. Few spots of rain in Musselburgh High St . . . . bouncing off the ground when I got home.
Forum: Social Forum 1st July 2022, 13:27
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By stevestrat
When Fosters first appeared my mate and I tried...

When Fosters first appeared my mate and I tried it. Went down the throat, came out the other end and nothing much happened in between, had no effect whatsoever:shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 1st July 2022, 12:20
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By stevestrat
Pour it down the toilet and cut out the middle...

Pour it down the toilet and cut out the middle man.
Forum: Social Forum 1st July 2022, 12:17
Replies: 166,318
Views: 7,533,229
Posted By stevestrat
Bird feeders cleaned . . . . minging, wee bugs...

Bird feeders cleaned . . . . minging, wee bugs creeping about in the decomposing seeds trapped in the bottom! Need some shopping but better make a move soon, 60-70+% chance of rain mid afternoon.
Forum: Social Forum 1st July 2022, 10:58
Replies: 166,318
Views: 7,533,229
Posted By stevestrat
Morning. 5am rise this morning, went back to bed...

Morning. 5am rise this morning, went back to bed but as usual just dosed for a while. Nothing in particular day here, cloudy, wee bit cool but I prefer that to baking sun.

Got the bird feeders to...
Forum: Social Forum 30th June 2022, 16:40
Replies: 166,318
Views: 7,533,229
Posted By stevestrat
Wow! Just been an almighty blatter of rain, just...

Wow! Just been an almighty blatter of rain, just after I got back from shopping and brought the washing in. Still raining heavily and Ging is still sitting outside :eek: using the parasol as an...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th June 2022, 20:17
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By stevestrat
You can request a sample Darren.

You can request a sample Darren.
Forum: Social Forum 29th June 2022, 20:10
Replies: 166,318
Views: 7,533,229
Posted By stevestrat
Twenty two Filipino sweet bread rolls (pandesal)...

Twenty two Filipino sweet bread rolls (pandesal) should get me in the good books :D

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52182410318_7762043578_z.jpg
Forum: Social Forum 29th June 2022, 18:59
Replies: 166,318
Views: 7,533,229
Posted By stevestrat
When I was a kid our neighbour had peas in the...

When I was a kid our neighbour had peas in the garden, no idea how much I nicked but any within arm's length of the fence disappeared :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th June 2022, 18:53
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By stevestrat
There are bodges including pinning it up or...

There are bodges including pinning it up or trying to inject glue but the only real way to do it is replace the fabric. Best recommendation I've seen for the cloth is from Martrim, Range Rover...
Forum: Social Forum 29th June 2022, 18:37
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By stevestrat
Its not the first time Tesco has taken the huff...

Its not the first time Tesco has taken the huff with a supplier. Tesco stopped stocking a lot of far eastern foods and have never restocked them after it fell out with the supplier.
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