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Forum: Social Forum 12th May 2022, 15:28
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By roverbarmy
When we moved into our house, some twenty years...

When we moved into our house, some twenty years ago, we were told that the land opposite was "green belt" and could never be built on. It's full of Persimmons boxes made of ticky tacky now!:shrug:
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 12th May 2022, 08:55
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By roverbarmy
Lots of folks don't realize that the Broads...

Lots of folks don't realize that the Broads rivers are affected by the tides. Such fun to watch when they spot a pub and try to "brake", turn round and moor up. Watching a seven stone man or woman...
Forum: Photography Corner 11th May 2022, 10:14
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By roverbarmy
My "usual" holiday flight (from Norwich) is now...

My "usual" holiday flight (from Norwich) is now using the 737MAX under its "new" name (737-8). Hopefully, all the "niggles" will have been ironed out by the time that I am confident enough to sit in...
Forum: Social Forum 11th May 2022, 07:41
Replies: 35
Views: 3,150
Posted By roverbarmy
I didn't buy the MG TC and bought an 1.7 Austin...

I didn't buy the MG TC and bought an 1.7 Austin Princess instead!:duh::getmecoat: (45 year ago!)
Forum: Social Forum 10th May 2022, 14:34
Replies: 165,281
Views: 7,284,659
Posted By roverbarmy
Just been to the opticians for new specs. See...

Just been to the opticians for new specs. See you later! :D
Forum: Social Forum 8th May 2022, 14:14
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By roverbarmy
Noise in a black hole!!!

https://news.sky.com/story/nasa-releases-audio-recording-of-a-black-hole-and-it-sounds-like-a-hans-zimmer-score-12606800
Mersey Tunnel on a Friday night?:D
Forum: Social Forum 7th May 2022, 14:18
Replies: 165,281
Views: 7,284,659
Posted By roverbarmy
All pavings pressure washed and seagull poop...

All pavings pressure washed and seagull poop removed!:duh: There's a smell of fish around here! (and chips from the market!!!):D
Forum: Social Forum 6th May 2022, 16:51
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By roverbarmy
Couldn't agree more. What is it with these...

Couldn't agree more. What is it with these talentless celebrities who suddenly appear all over the box (well, screen nowadays!). Don't get me started on some of these "comedians"! They don't make...
Forum: Social Forum 6th May 2022, 10:10
Replies: 165,281
Views: 7,284,659
Posted By roverbarmy
Ahhhhh! Picolax! The source of Vesuvius and...

Ahhhhh! Picolax! The source of Vesuvius and Krakatoa all rolled into a tiny capsule. Dynamite and nuclear fusion has nothing on Picolax!!!

Brings a whole new meaning to the term "Natural Gas"!...
Forum: The Valeting Forum 5th May 2022, 20:50
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By roverbarmy
Autoglym Ultra Deep Shine ?

Having recently bought a black, metallic car, I bought some of the ultra deep shine polish. It has to be the most difficult of the Autoglym products that I have used. It is very hard work to put on...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 5th May 2022, 20:07
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By roverbarmy
Ten Minute Handover?

It's amazing what you can/can't learn in ten minutes:-
https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/maib-report-great-yarmouth-boat-death-laura-perry-8942814
So sorry for the families involved. Such a tragedy.
Forum: Social Forum 4th May 2022, 21:10
Replies: 19
Views: 807
Posted By roverbarmy
A "friend" was going to Everest base camp and...

A "friend" was going to Everest base camp and looked for Peaks of Everest. It seems that there was, at the time, a young lady called Erica Everest, who had twin peaks of her own!!! Well, that was...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd May 2022, 15:32
Replies: 248
Views: 10,765
Posted By roverbarmy
Just to clarify. I have no problems with...

Just to clarify. I have no problems with migrants or immigrants so long as they are legal and arrive through proper channels, with the correct paperwork. Otherwise, we do not know their true...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd May 2022, 11:30
Replies: 248
Views: 10,765
Posted By roverbarmy
I had to go into Great Yarmouth on Thursday and...

I had to go into Great Yarmouth on Thursday and most of them seem to have arrived there. Lots of single men in track suits or camo gear, with backpacks or wheely cases and a faint odour of...
Forum: Social Forum 1st May 2022, 19:41
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By roverbarmy
No Twitter, No Facebook and no TV. Sounds like a...

No Twitter, No Facebook and no TV. Sounds like a perfect world!:D
Forum: Social Forum 30th April 2022, 11:10
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By roverbarmy
Is he a raqueteer then?:shrug: Or doesn't he have...

Is he a raqueteer then?:shrug: Or doesn't he have the balls any more?:D
Forum: Social Forum 29th April 2022, 16:24
Replies: 18
Views: 515
Posted By roverbarmy
Many care homes are owned by doctors!:shrug:

Many care homes are owned by doctors!:shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th April 2022, 11:04
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By roverbarmy
It wasn't for undersealing but for general use...

It wasn't for undersealing but for general use where it might be seen.(by me and the MOT man!);)
Forum: Social Forum 27th April 2022, 09:38
Replies: 165,281
Views: 7,284,659
Posted By roverbarmy
36 hours in bed due to feeling a bit less than!...

36 hours in bed due to feeling a bit less than! (Trapped nerve in my neck and dizziness). Must have overdone it on the painting! A bit brighter this morning after a cuppa and a slice of toast. ...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th April 2022, 08:58
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By roverbarmy
I used the newly supplied silver. I cleaned the...

I used the newly supplied silver. I cleaned the brush with WD40, then soap and water, so knew it wasn't what it was!

The old Hammerite would spread itself and dry with a terrific gloss. This...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th April 2022, 18:45
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By roverbarmy
Hammerite ?

Just used some Hammerite. What have they done to it? There's no gloss and it looks like it will not be serviceable like the "old stuff"? It's not water based but behaves like a lot of the new...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 25th April 2022, 14:06
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By roverbarmy
Grockles!

Is it their own fault or a lack of information from the hirers?
https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/bid-to-free-cruisers-stuck-on-norfolk-broads-8919040
As I went past the river at Great Yarmouth, last...
Forum: Social Forum 25th April 2022, 11:48
Replies: 165,281
Views: 7,284,659
Posted By roverbarmy
It's cold out...................... so I'd better...

It's cold out...................... so I'd better put it away! :D:getmecoat:
Forum: Social Forum 24th April 2022, 21:09
Replies: 165,281
Views: 7,284,659
Posted By roverbarmy
Painted part of my fence today. Top half of me...

Painted part of my fence today. Top half of me in the sun and bottom half in the bitter cold!:eek:
Forum: Social Forum 24th April 2022, 18:47
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By roverbarmy
It's the paintings with the eyes that follow you...

It's the paintings with the eyes that follow you around the room that give me the heeby jeebies!:eek: At a hotel in Scotland, my three year old grandson recently said that the lady in the painting...
Forum: Social Forum 24th April 2022, 09:03
Replies: 165,281
Views: 7,284,659
Posted By roverbarmy
Lovely sunny start here but that wind is still...

Lovely sunny start here but that wind is still cold!;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th April 2022, 09:00
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By roverbarmy
I have used the MG Rover paint from Rimmers and...

I have used the MG Rover paint from Rimmers and the match was perfect (easy to blend in). Maybe more expensive, for small cans but depends how much you have to do.:shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd April 2022, 13:57
Replies: 76
Views: 3,594
Posted By roverbarmy
When I took my "hearse" test at the funeral...

When I took my "hearse" test at the funeral directors (examiner was a young woman with no qualifications other than a normal driving license and a one day course!) I was given a one word review in...
Forum: Social Forum 18th April 2022, 10:56
Replies: 165,281
Views: 7,284,659
Posted By roverbarmy
A sunny start in Norfolk. Lovely day yesterday...

A sunny start in Norfolk. Lovely day yesterday at the Transport Museum in Carlton Colville. Interesting when a tram "jumped the rails"! :duh: (electric vehicles!) All safe and sound. ;)
Forum: Social Forum 16th April 2022, 15:34
Replies: 165,281
Views: 7,284,659
Posted By roverbarmy
I know that feeling well after a few jobs last...

I know that feeling well after a few jobs last year. :duh: Falling sideways, off a set of steps, onto some wooden shelving did for me. There was no way that I was going to A&E in the midst of a...
Forum: Social Forum 9th April 2022, 22:05
Replies: 165,281
Views: 7,284,659
Posted By roverbarmy
Watching and waiting! Good to have you back. ...

Watching and waiting! Good to have you back. Mike
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th April 2022, 22:04
Replies: 139
Views: 8,578
Posted By roverbarmy
Well done Andy.:bowdown: Have a good rest now. ...

Well done Andy.:bowdown: Have a good rest now. Always good to get home safe and sound after a long trip. ;) At least, we have homes to get back to. Mike
Forum: Social Forum 9th April 2022, 13:19
Replies: 15
Views: 544
Posted By roverbarmy
Keeps folks in the country to spend money at...

Keeps folks in the country to spend money at home!!!:getmecoat:
Forum: Social Forum 9th April 2022, 08:30
Replies: 165,281
Views: 7,284,659
Posted By roverbarmy
A brilliant, sunny morning here in the east. I...

A brilliant, sunny morning here in the east. I got an invite to view the new Kia electric vehicles! I think that I shall be too old to drive before I will trust those new fangled sparky things! ...
Forum: Social Forum 8th April 2022, 15:04
Replies: 165,281
Views: 7,284,659
Posted By roverbarmy
My pond was ruined by a heron sticking his...

My pond was ruined by a heron sticking his nose/beak into the pond and spearing the liner! Fish ended up flapping around in a couple of inches of mucky watter!:duh:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th April 2022, 15:01
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By roverbarmy
For something so important, it looks cheap enough...

For something so important, it looks cheap enough to me???:shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th April 2022, 12:28
Replies: 26
Views: 1,489
Posted By roverbarmy
Tyre Guru Question???

I need a couple of front tyres for my Sportage and asked my local tyre company for a recommend. I had Hankook tyres (original fitment) on the back so asked if they were better than the Chinese...
Forum: Social Forum 6th April 2022, 19:30
Replies: 0
Views: 116
Posted By roverbarmy
Lazy lazyboys!

We bought two lazyboy chairs at the start of lockdown as they were the quickest delivery that we could get. (Then they were delayed!) :duh: Our old (US made) Layzeeboy chair is still fit and well but...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th April 2022, 20:02
Replies: 139
Views: 8,578
Posted By roverbarmy
Lynda and I are pleased to see that you have...

Lynda and I are pleased to see that you have arrived, safe and well, doing just what we would have done in our younger years. Thank you for being you. ;) Safe return to all. Mike and Lynda.:bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th April 2022, 14:01
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By roverbarmy
Well done guys. I am still envious and wish you...

Well done guys. I am still envious and wish you and your trusty steeds all the best. I miss not having my gorgeous 22 year old to lavish time and money on!:D
Forum: Social Forum 4th April 2022, 13:58
Replies: 165,281
Views: 7,284,659
Posted By roverbarmy
Makes you really feel for all those soldiers and...

Makes you really feel for all those soldiers and folks in conflicts that have sat or lain out in European winters over the years ( and it is still happening now). Stay safe Andy. We are with you in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd April 2022, 19:40
Replies: 139
Views: 8,578
Posted By roverbarmy
Had no idea that this was why you were going to...

Had no idea that this was why you were going to Poland. :bowdown: Well done and donation added. Mike ;)
Forum: Social Forum 3rd April 2022, 15:57
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By roverbarmy
Report from pilot - "Evidence of hydraulic oil...

Report from pilot - "Evidence of hydraulic oil leak on undercarriage"
Report from engineer " Evidence removed"!
:}
Forum: Social Forum 3rd April 2022, 15:12
Replies: 165,281
Views: 7,284,659
Posted By roverbarmy
If you've never read this, it may give you a...

If you've never read this, it may give you a chuckle, or a grumble depending on how you see it!

(Swearing alert** - the bits highlighted in brown are from the "patient"!)...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st April 2022, 11:44
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By roverbarmy
I'm pretty handy with a roller! :shrug:

I'm pretty handy with a roller! :shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 1st April 2022, 09:37
Replies: 165,281
Views: 7,284,659
Posted By roverbarmy
Don't polish the snow, it will get too slippy!:D ...

Don't polish the snow, it will get too slippy!:D My first love was Polish. Her mum, dad and grandma thought that I was great but she binned me after a month! My mate Zbigniew set me straight!;)
Forum: Social Forum 31st March 2022, 19:27
Replies: 108
Views: 4,701
Posted By roverbarmy
The US had locked up many of its "reserve" wells...

The US had locked up many of its "reserve" wells due to (ahem) green policies and some efforts at price manipulation (more like) and are now going to release a huge chunk of the reserves to "help"...
Forum: Social Forum 31st March 2022, 08:10
Replies: 165,281
Views: 7,284,659
Posted By roverbarmy
Thunder, lightning and hailstones on the coast!...

Thunder, lightning and hailstones on the coast! :eek: Stay safe people!;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th March 2022, 15:13
Replies: 13
Views: 1,049
Posted By roverbarmy
I have used paintable seam sealer to good effect...

I have used paintable seam sealer to good effect on several cars/caravans that I have owned. Clean and dry affected area, brush it well in, then allow to dry. Test. add more if needed or paint over...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th March 2022, 12:29
Replies: 25
Views: 1,169
Posted By roverbarmy
When you say "correct mark/s", are you just...

When you say "correct mark/s", are you just filling to the "MAX" mark, which is right at the bottom of the visible section of the header tank (You can actually see the word "MAX" printed on it). ...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 29th March 2022, 12:22
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By roverbarmy
We get very big skies here don't we! I often...

We get very big skies here don't we! I often wonder where all the water comes from to keep the boats afloat at Acle, with all those farmers nicking it to water their crops! You'd think that we...
Forum: Social Forum 29th March 2022, 12:12
Replies: 165,281
Views: 7,284,659
Posted By roverbarmy
Lawn raked after applying moss killer last week,...

Lawn raked after applying moss killer last week, followed by a grass cut this morning. Much neater with the stripes from my Suffolk Punch! The grass is much better than it was this time last year...
Forum: Social Forum 29th March 2022, 10:31
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By roverbarmy
No. He was right. The car was...

No. He was right. The car was stunning!:D:getmecoat:

https://i.imgur.com/4lhbd0y.jpg?1

Just hope that it still lives on.
Forum: Social Forum 28th March 2022, 09:31
Replies: 165,281
Views: 7,284,659
Posted By roverbarmy
Sorry about the weather. It was me polishing...

Sorry about the weather. It was me polishing "what did it"!:getmecoat:
Forum: Social Forum 27th March 2022, 08:22
Replies: 165,281
Views: 7,284,659
Posted By roverbarmy
Mist and Murrrk (as Carol Kirkwood says) here...

Mist and Murrrk (as Carol Kirkwood says) here today. Happy Mothers Day to all the mums.;)
Forum: Social Forum 27th March 2022, 08:18
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By roverbarmy
Yes. I know. I've removed that question from the...

Yes. I know. I've removed that question from the quote which came from the MOT site. Cheers. It was just that I couldn't believe that an MOT tester would write the word "Stunning" in the advisory...
Forum: Social Forum 26th March 2022, 09:09
Replies: 165,281
Views: 7,284,659
Posted By roverbarmy
Looks like a good day to get the polish out. ...

Looks like a good day to get the polish out. Watch out for rain tomorrow!:D :getmecoat:
Forum: Social Forum 26th March 2022, 08:51
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By roverbarmy
Stunning?

Just had a look at where my old 414SLI (N701REW) was in terms of MOT and tax. It is no longer taxed and tested but there was an interesting "advisory" on its last MOT :-

"Date tested
16...
Forum: Social Forum 25th March 2022, 17:24
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By roverbarmy
We fitted a new electric cooker and hob to...

We fitted a new electric cooker and hob to replace our old gas cooker when we did our kitchen over "lockdown". Both are "A" grade in terms of economy. The induction hob is a Bosch and the oven is a...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd March 2022, 14:51
Replies: 15
Views: 469
Posted By roverbarmy
Got it back after online application within two...

Got it back after online application within two working days! No complaints there.:shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 23rd March 2022, 13:09
Replies: 0
Views: 120
Posted By roverbarmy
Corfu Children.

A letter from some children in Corfu on the proposal to build a skatepark there:-
"“We have been reading and watching what is written and reported about the Garitsa Park for quite some time now and...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd March 2022, 12:44
Replies: 15
Views: 469
Posted By roverbarmy
Photocard licence?

My good lady's photocard driving license was due to expire under the 10 year rule in May. We renewed her licence and the new one expires in October as she will be 70! Doh!:duh: Don't forget to...
Forum: Social Forum 21st March 2022, 16:44
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By roverbarmy
Motorcycle Adrenyline!

A high side and then wobble away on foot. Not surprised that he didn't go in the race.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-owmiy7M8g
:eek:
I feel blessed that I am still here in one piece after...
Forum: Social Forum 21st March 2022, 08:49
Replies: 165,281
Views: 7,284,659
Posted By roverbarmy
Are you positive about that?:D Great news. ...

Are you positive about that?:D

Great news. Onwards and upwards and keep your bits washed! :D
Forum: Social Forum 21st March 2022, 08:46
Replies: 165,281
Views: 7,284,659
Posted By roverbarmy
Trike wiring. Sounds like you need a spaghetti...

Trike wiring. Sounds like you need a spaghetti sauce with that!

I find this place useful for wiring bits and bobs:-
https://www.vehiclewiringproducts.co.uk/
Mike
Forum: Social Forum 20th March 2022, 12:20
Replies: 13
Views: 438
Posted By roverbarmy
I think that he drove like that "on porpoise"!...

I think that he drove like that "on porpoise"! :D:getmecoat:
Forum: Social Forum 18th March 2022, 17:04
Replies: 27
Views: 745
Posted By roverbarmy
There's a strong smell of Autoglym and Trim Sheen...

There's a strong smell of Autoglym and Trim Sheen around here now. Bye bye brown acne!;)
Forum: Social Forum 17th March 2022, 19:35
Replies: 27
Views: 745
Posted By roverbarmy
Camel on order! It'll probably be easier to get...

Camel on order! It'll probably be easier to get than a new car.:D
Forum: Social Forum 17th March 2022, 19:32
Replies: 12
Views: 552
Posted By roverbarmy
I was replaced by a young lady, straight out of...

I was replaced by a young lady, straight out of uni, employed in a position with a different name, doing my exact job, in the same place, with the same people! She lasted approximately six weeks...
Forum: Social Forum 17th March 2022, 16:22
Replies: 27
Views: 745
Posted By roverbarmy
Looks fine from over here! :getmecoat::D

Looks fine from over here! :getmecoat::D
Forum: Social Forum 17th March 2022, 14:29
Replies: 12
Views: 552
Posted By roverbarmy
Tough Times Ahead!

Tip of the iceberg here I think (pardon the pun in advance):-

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-60779001

Not surprised that the crews are angry. I had a similar experience and it takes a lot...
Forum: Social Forum 17th March 2022, 14:22
Replies: 165,281
Views: 7,284,659
Posted By roverbarmy
Yup! My kids already steered me straight on...

Yup! My kids already steered me straight on that. Just my "grandad" sense of humour on overtime!:duh: Stay safe, Mike
Forum: Social Forum 17th March 2022, 11:50
Replies: 27
Views: 745
Posted By roverbarmy
Free rubbing compound! :D

Free rubbing compound! :D
Forum: Social Forum 17th March 2022, 11:28
Replies: 165,281
Views: 7,284,659
Posted By roverbarmy
Illness can be a bummer. Try to keep positive...

Illness can be a bummer. Try to keep positive because that's what gets you through it all. Gan canny mara.;)
Forum: Social Forum 17th March 2022, 09:40
Replies: 165,281
Views: 7,284,659
Posted By roverbarmy
I thought that the "C" meant clear! Hope you are...

I thought that the "C" meant clear! Hope you are soon feeling better. Acle isolation ward for you I guess. The boat will probably need a wash today if it's anything like here. Give us a shout if...
Forum: Social Forum 17th March 2022, 09:33
Replies: 27
Views: 745
Posted By roverbarmy
Spotty the Sportage living up to its name! ...

Spotty the Sportage living up to its name!
https://i.imgur.com/kewiKgJ.jpg?1
:duh: Where's the sponge? Busy day ahead!
Forum: Social Forum 16th March 2022, 21:15
Replies: 165,281
Views: 7,284,659
Posted By roverbarmy
Pass with no advisories. Phew! Must remember to...

Pass with no advisories. Phew! Must remember to retest in August so that test preps can be done in warmer weather in future!;)
Forum: Social Forum 16th March 2022, 21:11
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By roverbarmy
His missus will kill him when she sees the state...

His missus will kill him when she sees the state of her pink Marigolds!:D
Forum: Social Forum 16th March 2022, 19:34
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By roverbarmy
Underpowered?

When your battery isn't just there any more:-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNGg0P7B5fI
Recycling Indian Style.:shrug:
The battery will probably outlive the operatives!
Forum: Social Forum 16th March 2022, 19:26
Replies: 27
Views: 745
Posted By roverbarmy
Sorry! I washed my car yesterday. Our sky was a...

Sorry! I washed my car yesterday. Our sky was a pinky brown at sunset. very weird looking. Lots of "brown" cars here today!:duh: More rain forecast for later so they may get a rinse, or it could...
Forum: Humour Corner 15th March 2022, 09:25
Replies: 1
Views: 245
Posted By roverbarmy
Fuel costs!:duh:

Fuel costs!:duh:
Forum: Social Forum 15th March 2022, 09:09
Replies: 165,281
Views: 7,284,659
Posted By roverbarmy
Slow start today. Cold and overcast (and that's...

Slow start today. Cold and overcast (and that's just me!). Taking mum to the opticians at 11.00 for her reading specs. New books ordered for 12.00 delivery! :D
Forum: Social Forum 14th March 2022, 15:27
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By roverbarmy
Happy birthday to the "Irish Rover"!:D in Wales! ...

Happy birthday to the "Irish Rover"!:D in Wales!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdNdcrrLLSc
Forum: Humour Corner 14th March 2022, 10:10
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By roverbarmy
Maybe I could talk the missus into getting a...

Maybe I could talk the missus into getting a Mustang!:D
Forum: Humour Corner 14th March 2022, 10:08
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By roverbarmy
You weren't in the park then! :D

You weren't in the park then! :D
Forum: Social Forum 14th March 2022, 10:06
Replies: 165,281
Views: 7,284,659
Posted By roverbarmy
Lovely, sunny morning here in the far East. ...

Lovely, sunny morning here in the far East. SWMBO has nicked the Sportage (again) "just to get used to it"!:duh: Her Polo is getting used less and less these days (10 years old and less than 50k on...
Forum: Social Forum 12th March 2022, 09:26
Replies: 18
Views: 942
Posted By roverbarmy
My good lady had a 1959 Mini 850, a 1968 Mini...

My good lady had a 1959 Mini 850, a 1968 Mini 1000 and a 1972 Mini 1275 GT. Then again, they were "proper" Minis!:D
Forum: Social Forum 11th March 2022, 13:35
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By roverbarmy
It will be a lot different without the Russian...

It will be a lot different without the Russian money garchs! Many of the "harbour" races will be missing a lot of yachts and the "private jet" traffic will no doubt be much reduced too.:shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th March 2022, 15:32
Replies: 33
Views: 4,386
Posted By roverbarmy
I remember a police motorcyclist telling me about...

I remember a police motorcyclist telling me about the time he and another PMC had to escort a motorcade with "Royalty" over the M62. They were on the BMW bikes and the motorcade was a bit late, so...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th March 2022, 10:44
Replies: 15
Views: 1,037
Posted By roverbarmy
I almost lost the end of a finger due to...

I almost lost the end of a finger due to "support" struts that didn't! I still have the scars to prove it! Those bonnet edges are lethal when used as a guillotine!:duh:
Forum: Humour Corner 8th March 2022, 10:44
Replies: 0
Views: 203
Posted By roverbarmy
Pile Cream

The doctor prescribed some pile cream. It said on the pack "For External Use Only".

I don't think that the neighbours are talking to me any more!:getmecoat:
Forum: Humour Corner 8th March 2022, 10:41
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By roverbarmy
My new girlfriend.

I recently broke up with my girlfriend Lorraine Smith as I have met another girl, Clair Lee.

Wait for it..............................

I can see Claire Lee now Lorraine has gone! :shrug:
Forum: Humour Corner 8th March 2022, 10:35
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By roverbarmy
Naked Running?

It seems that naked running is not having any GPS, in ear entertainment systems or refreshments on board. Apologies to everyone that I passed in the park this morning!:duh:
Forum: Social Forum 5th March 2022, 08:48
Replies: 165,281
Views: 7,284,659
Posted By roverbarmy
Morning folks from a drizzly Norfolk. One of my...

Morning folks from a drizzly Norfolk. One of my kids (35 year old but they are still kids right ?) is currently on a skiing "holiday" in Poland, next to the Ukraine border!!! :duh: A couple of years...
Forum: Discussion 4th March 2022, 14:55
Replies: 2
Views: 654
Posted By roverbarmy
No comment! :D Apologies in advance!

No comment! :D

Apologies in advance!
Forum: Social Forum 4th March 2022, 14:52
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By roverbarmy
I sent a copy of an incident directly to a local...

I sent a copy of an incident directly to a local force (elderly lady driving straight towards me on the wrong side of the road with her windows fully steamed up, causing me to swerve left). I was...
Forum: Social Forum 4th March 2022, 09:19
Replies: 165,281
Views: 7,284,659
Posted By roverbarmy
A bit of what you fancy does you good.;)

A bit of what you fancy does you good.;)
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 2nd March 2022, 20:51
Replies: 25
Views: 1,377
Posted By roverbarmy
One of my favourite places in the world but VERY...

One of my favourite places in the world but VERY expensive. As some very famous person once said "To have lived and not seen the Jungfrau is to have never lived". I agree. Take the train up to the...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 1st March 2022, 20:15
Replies: 25
Views: 1,377
Posted By roverbarmy
UK to Greece on Youtube

UK to Greece :-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mJTPPX7fV4
Enjoy on this winter's evening!;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th February 2022, 08:15
Replies: 39
Views: 2,528
Posted By roverbarmy
Great work (great pics too) and hats off to you...

Great work (great pics too) and hats off to you for tackling it. This reminds me why I had to part with my 75! I'm getting too old for "spannering" in the winter! Well done.:bowdown:
Forum: Social Forum 26th February 2022, 21:14
Replies: 0
Views: 174
Posted By roverbarmy
Had Your Chips!

What a shame:-

https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/business/great-yarmouth-market-traders-last-goodbye-8718968

The pigeons will starve!:D
Forum: Social Forum 26th February 2022, 21:08
Replies: 226
Views: 8,997
Posted By roverbarmy
Flightradar 24 around the Black Sea, makes...

Flightradar 24 around the Black Sea, makes interesting watching right now, with airborne tankers and drones!;) KAYAK41 and FORTE11 (All on t'internet, before anyone starts jumping on me for official...
Forum: Social Forum 26th February 2022, 20:35
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By roverbarmy
F1 cars "Porpoising"?

Ooooer! That's not good to see!

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/bPA6_NRa0Nw

Shouldn't have passed the MOT! :D
Forum: Technology Forum 26th February 2022, 16:18
Replies: 0
Views: 179
Posted By roverbarmy
Tasker Auto Bluetooth Connection ?

Any of you techy folks used Tasker to automatically pair a phone to a bluetooth radio? I paired my Sportage radio to my phone but it kept failing to pair. A delete and re-pair got it working but...
Forum: Social Forum 25th February 2022, 18:59
Replies: 226
Views: 8,997
Posted By roverbarmy
...... until China invades Taiwan...

...... until China invades Taiwan (https://www.economist.com/asia/2022/02/26/parallels-with-taiwan-colour-asian-views-of-the-war-in-ukraine)!:duh:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th February 2022, 18:49
Replies: 51
Views: 2,351
Posted By roverbarmy
Have you seen the "How to"? ...

Have you seen the "How to"?
https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=23794
and
https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?p=1360646
Perhaps also, the adjuster may have come...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th February 2022, 15:26
Replies: 18
Views: 1,307
Posted By roverbarmy
This is the one that I now have:- ...

This is the one that I now have:-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sV1dGqNhcY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jlSqjpwZwY
Forum: Social Forum 24th February 2022, 12:11
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By roverbarmy
My (97 year old) mum went to Specsavers for...

My (97 year old) mum went to Specsavers for specs. I heard the assistant talking to the manager who was telling the assistant to "push all the extras you can". I managed to speak to mum and she...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th February 2022, 12:01
Replies: 18
Views: 1,307
Posted By roverbarmy
It's a used one and I've just tried it on 5 fully...

It's a used one and I've just tried it on 5 fully torqued wheel nuts on the Sportage and it worked fine (including re-attaching them), still showing full charge on completion. It's half the weight...
Forum: Social Forum 24th February 2022, 07:40
Replies: 165,281
Views: 7,284,659
Posted By roverbarmy
Rain, rain and more rain! Sorry I washed the car...

Rain, rain and more rain! Sorry I washed the car yesterday!!!:duh:
Forum: Social Forum 24th February 2022, 07:39
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By roverbarmy
If you already have an old hearing aid, you may...

If you already have an old hearing aid, you may get a quicker referral.;)
Forum: Social Forum 23rd February 2022, 21:33
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By roverbarmy
I had really bad tinnitus in my right ear and...

I had really bad tinnitus in my right ear and also low hearing in that ear. The new aid has virtually eliminated my tinnitus and I can hear all the high frequencies that have been missing for years....
Forum: Social Forum 23rd February 2022, 20:50
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By roverbarmy
Hearing aids!

I got a hearing aid back in 2007 approx. I never really got on with it, so just used it on certain occasions. As my hearing got worse, I started to wear it to watch telly etc., but it kept...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd February 2022, 10:40
Replies: 18
Views: 1,307
Posted By roverbarmy
I have a "Kielder" 1/2" drive on the way. :shrug:...

I have a "Kielder" 1/2" drive on the way. :shrug: Review to follow. Mike ;)
Forum: Social Forum 22nd February 2022, 11:09
Replies: 24
Views: 442
Posted By roverbarmy
Congrats. Our 50th celebrations were drastically...

Congrats. Our 50th celebrations were drastically reduced due to the pandemic but we shall have a blast when all returns to the "new normal"! Have a good 'un!;)
Forum: Social Forum 18th February 2022, 14:24
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By roverbarmy
Live Heathrow Windy landings

Phew!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPQh1FrbOc0
:eek:
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 18th February 2022, 09:47
Replies: 25
Views: 1,377
Posted By roverbarmy
Ferry on fire !

Sad news this morning:-
https://enimerosi.com/details.php?id=66083
Many being taken into Corfu for treatment and temporary shelter.
Forum: Social Forum 18th February 2022, 09:23
Replies: 165,281
Views: 7,284,659
Posted By roverbarmy
Just rescued the bin after the collectors had...

Just rescued the bin after the collectors had been. It was inching off the driveway and into the road!!! Stay safe all.:}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th February 2022, 09:21
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By roverbarmy
My "interference" was caused by a power supply...

My "interference" was caused by a power supply (12v to 5v) that I had fitted for a dashcam. Replacing it with one that had a ferrite insulator in the line cured the problem.;)
Forum: Social Forum 17th February 2022, 13:11
Replies: 165,281
Views: 7,284,659
Posted By roverbarmy
Glad that I got the roof repaired in time! Hold...

Glad that I got the roof repaired in time! Hold tight!;)
Forum: Social Forum 16th February 2022, 10:00
Replies: 165,281
Views: 7,284,659
Posted By roverbarmy
Just off to shop for mum's 97th birthday party! ...

Just off to shop for mum's 97th birthday party! Well, more of a get together, now that we can! We've split it into two separate gatherings as she gets too overwhelmed when we are all together.;)
Forum: Social Forum 15th February 2022, 17:07
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By roverbarmy
Entrapment???

Seen in my local newspaper:-
Next has issued a recall notice for 19 different pairs of swim shorts by the brand Hype Boys that are sold through its websites. This is due to a risk of entrapment by...
Forum: Social Forum 14th February 2022, 15:22
Replies: 108
Views: 4,701
Posted By roverbarmy
Oil's been $40 a barrel or thereabouts for years...

Oil's been $40 a barrel or thereabouts for years and suddenly it's £100 to $120 ? I can appreciate that it costs a bit more to get it out of the ground and transport it/refine it but there is a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th February 2022, 11:20
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By roverbarmy
Lovely car in a good spec. Well spotted and well...

Lovely car in a good spec. Well spotted and well done. Enjoy.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th February 2022, 09:14
Replies: 102
Views: 5,039
Posted By roverbarmy
An unmarked police car perhaps? (Should have had...

An unmarked police car perhaps? (Should have had the lights going though!);)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th February 2022, 13:35
Replies: 102
Views: 5,039
Posted By roverbarmy
During my years as a transport manager, I took a...

During my years as a transport manager, I took a driver out on his first day with us, to show him the routes and deliveries. He was fine, driving to the warehouse when the truck was empty but once...
Forum: Social Forum 13th February 2022, 12:28
Replies: 165,281
Views: 7,284,659
Posted By roverbarmy
Finally got up at midday! What a great way to...

Finally got up at midday! What a great way to save on heating bills! Hibernation is the way forward. :D Now to check my nuts!!!:getmecoat:
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 12th February 2022, 14:13
Replies: 25
Views: 1,377
Posted By roverbarmy
here you go!...

here you go!...
Forum: Social Forum 12th February 2022, 10:48
Replies: 165,281
Views: 7,284,659
Posted By roverbarmy
It's definitely brrrrrrr here too. Just popped...

It's definitely brrrrrrr here too. Just popped out to check the fittings for the mudflaps on Spotty and have decided to wait until it warms up a bit! The sun has disappeared, so the grass cutting...
Forum: Social Forum 11th February 2022, 13:54
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By roverbarmy
It seems that a family member is taking over the...

It seems that a family member is taking over the "new" stall. I can't see the "old" prices being kept though! Yes! They are/were lovely!:}
Forum: Social Forum 11th February 2022, 13:51
Replies: 13
Views: 451
Posted By roverbarmy
I was present at the births of both mine and the...

I was present at the births of both mine and the start of the process was far more enjoyable than the end! The results, on the other hand are still a joy and even more so, now that they are giving...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th February 2022, 15:26
Replies: 18
Views: 1,307
Posted By roverbarmy
I think that wheel studs/nuts will be the biggest...

I think that wheel studs/nuts will be the biggest torque that I will need now!;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th February 2022, 13:56
Replies: 18
Views: 1,307
Posted By roverbarmy
1/2" drive Cordless Impact gun

Recommendations please for car servicing/maintenance work (wheel studs and general maintenance). I had an air impact gun but could do with a cordless to save having to cart the compressor or pipes...
Forum: Social Forum 10th February 2022, 10:18
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By roverbarmy
Stalls not moving:- ...

Stalls not moving:-
https://www.greatyarmouthmercury.co.uk/news/great-yarmouth-market-traders-investment-costs-borough-council-8146452
...
Forum: Social Forum 10th February 2022, 08:48
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By roverbarmy
There are currently 36 stalls and only 17 are...

There are currently 36 stalls and only 17 are moving. One "chip stall holder" has quoted a figure of £40,000 to move due to his fryers being "unsuitable" for the new building (wrong size...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 10th February 2022, 08:37
Replies: 25
Views: 1,377
Posted By roverbarmy
I took a 3500S to Italy via Belgium, Germany,...

I took a 3500S to Italy via Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland and San Marino in the late 60's and would love to do that trip again but very much doubt that I could!!! The "three passes"...
Forum: Social Forum 10th February 2022, 08:22
Replies: 165,281
Views: 7,284,659
Posted By roverbarmy
Morning everyone. Bungalow roof repaired and dry...

Morning everyone. Bungalow roof repaired and dry after some rain :}

Fibre Broadband connected and speed is two and a half times quicker now and no dropouts yet (apart from me!). :bowdown:
...
Forum: Social Forum 9th February 2022, 21:06
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By roverbarmy
£ 4.7million Wood 'ut !

There are 17 existing traders who will move into the new market!!!! They don't say how many can't afford to and have already packed up! What a total waste of OUR money! :duh:
...
Forum: Social Forum 9th February 2022, 17:37
Replies: 165,281
Views: 7,284,659
Posted By roverbarmy
What is this "sunrise" you speak of?:D

What is this "sunrise" you speak of?:D
Forum: Social Forum 8th February 2022, 18:52
Replies: 20
Views: 852
Posted By roverbarmy
Air shows where the planes did "fly-bys" right...

Air shows where the planes did "fly-bys" right over the crowd. I remember a Vulcan scaring the doo dah out of us as the sky went black just before the VROOM as it then went upwards and disappeared...
Forum: Social Forum 7th February 2022, 08:43
Replies: 165,281
Views: 7,284,659
Posted By roverbarmy
The snowdrops are out at Walsingham Abbey so not...

The snowdrops are out at Walsingham Abbey so not too far! Have a good day. Just waiting for BT to install the fibre cable and new hub. T h e n I' l l
t y p e r e ...
Forum: Social Forum 6th February 2022, 20:54
Replies: 13
Views: 451
Posted By roverbarmy
Call The Midwife

Anybody else have to suffer this programme ? "She" loves it, so I tend to disappear off to do some internet searching but all I can hear in the background are the screams of women trying to part with...
Forum: Social Forum 6th February 2022, 20:18
Replies: 23
Views: 673
Posted By roverbarmy
"Qu'ils mangent de la brioche"!;)

"Qu'ils mangent de la brioche"!;)
Forum: Social Forum 6th February 2022, 11:30
Replies: 165,281
Views: 7,284,659
Posted By roverbarmy
More rain here today so back up in the loft to...

More rain here today so back up in the loft to out some plastic sheet under the broken tile to divert the leak from the broken tile, to the tile below, to keep it out of the loft and the electrics....
Forum: Social Forum 5th February 2022, 10:24
Replies: 26
Views: 893
Posted By roverbarmy
I don't mind them reporting news, it's all the...

I don't mind them reporting news, it's all the speculation that annoys me! I want to know what has happened and not what might happen.:duh:
Forum: Social Forum 4th February 2022, 16:14
Replies: 26
Views: 893
Posted By roverbarmy
Anagram of Boris Johnson - job honors sin ...

Anagram of Boris Johnson - job honors sin

:getmecoat:
Forum: Social Forum 4th February 2022, 10:52
Replies: 165,281
Views: 7,284,659
Posted By roverbarmy
Drip, drip, drip! Broken tile - roofer coming in...

Drip, drip, drip! Broken tile - roofer coming in the morning. :duh: More expense!:shrug: Have a good day everyone.;)
Forum: Social Forum 3rd February 2022, 20:03
Replies: 20
Views: 852
Posted By roverbarmy
Liquifruita. Garlic cough medicine. Killed your...

Liquifruita. Garlic cough medicine. Killed your cough and your love life!:D

Midget Gems (soon to be renamed)

Yorkshire Mixture.

Black and White Mints - the liquorice ones that look like...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd February 2022, 21:01
Replies: 20
Views: 852
Posted By roverbarmy
A window cleaner with a chamois and a couple of...

A window cleaner with a chamois and a couple of buckets wedged into his ladder, which he balanced over his head whilst riding his bicycle!:D Reminded me of the story of the woman who shouted out of...
Forum: Social Forum 1st February 2022, 07:53
Replies: 165,281
Views: 7,284,659
Posted By roverbarmy
Woke up yesterday with headache, snotty nose and...

Woke up yesterday with headache, snotty nose and a cough. Uh - oh! We had got some test kits in "just in case" so took a test last night - negative! I've never been so happy to have a stinker of a...
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