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Re: Retirement
« Reply #750 on: December 06, 2020, 07:08:08 pm »

Buying a used car? picking the right year can save a bundle  O0


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Re: Retirement
« Reply #751 on: December 06, 2020, 07:29:15 pm »

Yeah, but I bet it's not got heated seats.

Happiness is a warm bum.

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Re: Retirement
« Reply #752 on: December 06, 2020, 07:45:57 pm »

Ha ..... we don't pay road tax.....but I do have a cold bum.... :((
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #753 on: December 06, 2020, 08:11:45 pm »

And frozen assets?

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Re: Retirement
« Reply #754 on: December 06, 2020, 08:15:43 pm »

And some  O0
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #755 on: December 06, 2020, 08:25:14 pm »

We are all geting older.... %)

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Re: Retirement
« Reply #756 on: December 06, 2020, 08:33:39 pm »

Yeah, but I bet it's not got heated seats.

Happiness is a warm bum.

Colin
I donít have leather so the seats never feel that cold 👍
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #757 on: December 06, 2020, 08:43:42 pm »

My seats are leather and you certainly notice the diffrence nonetheless.

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Re: Retirement
« Reply #758 on: December 06, 2020, 09:00:17 pm »

I have seats with electric butt warmers ,  lovely   %%
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #759 on: December 06, 2020, 09:14:19 pm »

what way do you work in France? What is the equivalent of Road Tax.


Here they are just robbing bass drinkers! Taxed on your wage before you get it then taxed again on everything you buy with whatís left and then taxed even on whatís left when ya die!


Dick Turpin had the decency to wear a mask



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Ha ..... we don't pay road tax.....but I do have a cold bum.... :((
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #760 on: December 06, 2020, 09:22:13 pm »

Get a classic = no road tax or mot
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #761 on: December 06, 2020, 09:45:45 pm »

I don't think the French have worked out road tax..... {-)  and our version of the MOT (CT) is valid for 2 years...yeah.. O0
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #762 on: December 07, 2020, 12:31:23 pm »

Laphroaig 10 yrs is today £26 on the shelf at ASDA. Amazon £36.50 +£5.95 shipping ATM
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« Reply #763 on: December 07, 2020, 12:33:46 pm »

I don't think the French have worked out road tax..... {-)  and our version of the MOT (CT) is valid for 2 years...yeah.. O0
Well overdue for MOT being revised in UK. Cars are not the same rot boxes they were last century.
My last Berlingo sailed through 6 MOT's before I traded it in for another
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #764 on: December 07, 2020, 12:44:34 pm »

Going back to earlier posts about WWII I recently said to my mother that she'd never mentioned anything about her childhood at that time.
Apparently she and four sisters plus one brother were evacuated to a Turkey Farm and to this day she's always refused turkey at any time of year. As a 7 yr old and second eldest she became fond of the birds and it wasn't until Christmas approached that she realised the horror  <:(
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #765 on: December 21, 2020, 03:55:38 pm »

On a visit to my mothers today to install a tumble dryer in her garage I came across this belt buckle that I gave her man friend back in 1984.
These were made by Celtic art for Lummus Crest the main contractor at F.E.P. Mossmorran to give to all 5,500 on site.
I was only 26yrs old and the youngest foreman on site. A very stressful 2yrs but the money was excellent.
Seems like only yesterday.


A pewter belt buckle
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #766 on: January 05, 2021, 12:00:03 pm »

Is that the standard Laphroaig or the Quarter cask version or the versions that they seem to put out now and again. One can hope it is a cask strength one. One of the Islay classics. nemesis
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #768 on: January 11, 2021, 03:52:21 pm »

Special occasion so I thought I'd look for a bottle of Lagavulin 16 only to find Amazon and others have shot up to circa £90 %%


Unbelievably Waitrose for the minute still at £49 which I already though was expensive but suddenly very reasonable  {-)


The daily swing in spirits prices is crazy so never buy without comparing
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #769 on: January 12, 2021, 12:24:36 pm »

 Lagavulin is my favourite next to Laphroaig, spent many a time in the snug at Lagavulin after the tour, my they did us proud that day. Busy working my way a bottle of Ardberg. Have a bottle of Coal Isla cask strength @61%, It cost  £30  then, it is now £95 so it unopened. nemesis
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #770 on: January 14, 2021, 10:16:06 pm »

Anyone had dealings with Hastings Direct for their car insurance?
They rely heavily on "My Account" and an APP
Customer service is S H 1 T IMHO


From day one I have not been able to access "My Account" at least not for my current policy. Despite literally dozens of emails (each of which replied to every time by a different person) I still cannot access anything other that a policy I cancelled in 2019 when I traded my car in.


Now my renewal is approaching and they want my money their bottoms are twitching into gear and the renewal quote (after 20 mins on the phone) has been reduced inline with the current Meerkat quote with the same company and they've moved my case to the IT department.
They have 7 days to fix it or I leave to the next quote only 10p more.


Adding "retired" to your info does make a difference. My current quote is £212
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #771 on: January 14, 2021, 11:28:27 pm »

Personal sad news occurring more frequently as I get older. My RSM in 4 Para passed away December 17th. No details of the cause but he must have been in his 80's. Tony had a very interesting history including the RAF free fall Red Falcons. Also promoted free fall in Dubai.
The sad fact is that due to Covid rules non of his comrades can attend his funeral service. I'm sure he won't mind but we do. Cheers Tony R.I.P. stand easy Sir!
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« Reply #772 on: January 14, 2021, 11:39:13 pm »

My Dad was Gnr. Harry (Titch) Cartwright R.E. The Parachute Regiment in Palestine. Iím never sure which bunch though 4 Para rings a bell. Any ideas?
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #773 on: January 14, 2021, 11:43:44 pm »

If you go on para data website with his details you might find him. Possibly his service number will be required.
Good luck. Respect  :-)  Utrinque paratus


https://www.paradata.org.uk/unit/4th-battalion-parachute-regiment-4-para
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« Reply #774 on: January 14, 2021, 11:57:03 pm »

Sorry, R.A. Service no. 14109442. Iíve not had any luck with that website. They wanted money



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