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by al_yrpal
14 Jun 2021, 9:05am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Moving
Replies: 9
Views: 197

Moving

We just moved into our new old house. 14 weeks since our offer was accepted. I have moved a few times in my life, the last time was 2 years ago but it was nothing like this. The huge amount of red tape and rank stupidity was jaw dropping. The chain of people before us was full of folk who were unprepared disorganised and slow to react. The solicitors are all overloaded and drenched in jobsworth, the removers are overwhelmed. You cant get a rented van for love nor money and the stamp duty holiday is looming leading to overload for everyone.
On what was supposed to be moving day contracts hadnt been exchanged and we were faced with our removers having to put our stuff into storage where it couldnt be recovered until 11th July. But thanks to our new property being an empty executors sale we were given the keys to put our plants in the garden. We just moved everything in crossing our fingers. By the end of the day contracts had exchanged and money had changed hands. I cannot describe the relief.
Good luck to anyone moving before the end of June.
Anyway, we love it, the dogs love it and I am looking forward to getting out on the bike and exploring the hinterland.

Al
by al_yrpal
14 Jun 2021, 8:49am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris's Brain is missing
Replies: 531
Views: 12802

Re: Boris's Brain is missing

Red Arrows flew over our new house yesterday evening whilst we were enjoying the garden.

Brilliant!

The French seem determined to replace JS bangers with substandard EU stuff. Good luck with that!

Al
by al_yrpal
14 Jun 2021, 8:41am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I wonder if.......
Replies: 42
Views: 675

Re: I wonder if.......

Load of millionaires kicking an inflated pigs bladder about. Yaaaawn.

I think many Dads brainwash their kids with it. I made sure my kids enjoyed more worthwhile pursuits.

Went in a woodcarvers hut in Africa plastered with Man U stuff. The bloke said don't go in the next hut he's a Chelsea supporter! Uh! Doh!

Al
by al_yrpal
11 Jun 2021, 5:49am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rape oil
Replies: 35
Views: 908

Re: Rape oil

If you look at vegetable oil in supermarkets you will see its actually rapeseed oil. Its the cheapest oil

Al
by al_yrpal
10 Jun 2021, 10:06pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Electric commuter bike £2500
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Re: Electric commuter bike £2500

I have one of these https://m.bikester.co.uk/ortler-bozen-p ... 55EALw_wcB Its brilliant.

Al
by al_yrpal
10 Jun 2021, 9:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Fish 'n' Chips
Replies: 37
Views: 693

Re: Fish 'n' Chips

The secret with the ready made stuff is to overcook it without burning it. McCains Home Chips in an air fryer works very well indeed, crispy, similar to twice cooked restaurant chips. I have experimented endlessly to find the best stuff.

Al
by al_yrpal
10 Jun 2021, 9:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Fish 'n' Chips
Replies: 37
Views: 693

Re: Fish 'n' Chips

Out in the sticks we cant get fish and chips. But, on Friday night its Sainsburys Haddock in batter and McCains home chips done in the oven with Aldi Mushy Peas. Its a poor substitute for the chip shop stuff. But tomorrow we move to within 2 miles of Tauntons best Chippy, hooray! 8)

We had a deep fat fryer but never used it because fish and chips is all we would do in it. Seemed like a waste

Al
by al_yrpal
10 Jun 2021, 5:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Fish 'n' Chips
Replies: 37
Views: 693

Re: Fish 'n' Chips

simonineaston wrote: 9 Jun 2021, 11:01pm
When I visit my family in Oxfordshire a portion of fish and chips costs £13.50 and is definitely quantity over quality.
To be fair, Oxfordshire is about as far from the sea as it gets, in England! :wink:
55 miles!

Al :lol:
by al_yrpal
9 Jun 2021, 5:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris's Brain is missing
Replies: 531
Views: 12802

Re: Boris's Brain is missing

So what? Its not what Boris did its about common sense. The EU doesnt seem to possess any. Ireland next, problem solved... :D

Al
by al_yrpal
9 Jun 2021, 2:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris's Brain is missing
Replies: 531
Views: 12802

Re: Boris's Brain is missing

The germans make a big thing about the percentage of meat and the ingredients of their beer but it doesn't help them be any nicer than our bangers or ales. As you say its what you are used to and what you prefer.
The green lobby want us to eat less meat so we are obviously with them there on the bangers and personally I always prefer a decent 3.5% flavourful real ale rather than a gassy acid tummy so called lager.

Al
by al_yrpal
9 Jun 2021, 12:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris's Brain is missing
Replies: 531
Views: 12802

Re: Boris's Brain is missing

We are not expecting the EU to change anything they do. That is just hyperbole. Nothing wrong with our food standards whatsoever which in some cases are better than theirs especially in terms of animal welfare.

Al
by al_yrpal
9 Jun 2021, 11:31am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris's Brain is missing
Replies: 531
Views: 12802

Re: Boris's Brain is missing

Psamathe wrote: 9 Jun 2021, 11:21am
al_yrpal wrote: 9 Jun 2021, 10:22am If folk in Northern Ireland are willing to eat Sainsburys meat and bangers just like you and me, why cant they, millions of us do? Its just pettifogging buearocracy on the part of the EU....
The reason they can't is because Johnson's Government negotiated and signed an international treaty stopping it. EU wanted something more open but Johnson refused and sought what we now have.

It's not about EU bureaucracy, it's about the EU protecting it's food standards when the UK will not give adequate undertakings.

Ian
No it isnt its about common sense, nothing to do with Boris. The EU seem to want to see blood on the streets in preference to people in NI eating food we all eat. But, their regulations are paramount to them!
Its easy to see why the majority here voted to get out. The EUs reputation for pettifogging stupidity is getting reinforced minute by minute.

Al
by al_yrpal
9 Jun 2021, 10:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris's Brain is missing
Replies: 531
Views: 12802

Re: Boris's Brain is missing

If folk in Northern Ireland are willing to eat Sainsburys meat and bangers just like you and me, why cant they, millions of us do? Its just pettifogging buearocracy on the part of the EU. Buearocrats often create their own Empires to justify their existence, anyone who has worked in the public sector is aware of that. Putting an EU border in the Irish sea was never going to work and it hasnt. The politicians had better sort it out before there is more violence.
Personally I would like to see Ireland united in or out of the EU.
I listened to the EU bloke extolling to the Prods about the opportunities existing in their 500 million market. It showed how completely out of touch with reality they are.

Al
by al_yrpal
9 Jun 2021, 7:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris's Brain is missing
Replies: 531
Views: 12802

Re: Boris's Brain is missing

Well, when one hears about the EUs pettifogging regulations where only awful greasy tasteless Toulouse or Bratwursts will do its no wonder the Prods are up in arms. Give me a good old JS Taste the Difference caremalised onion banger every time! Resist the Franco German Empire. Perhaps they have a point on chicken nuggets and turkey twislers though :wink: The Guardian comment section is aflame with riteous indignation. Perhaps after all Boris should have insisted the Republic set up its own customs border to resist the importation of superior sausages in defiance of the GF deal?

Al
by al_yrpal
8 Jun 2021, 9:52am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Europe July.????
Replies: 116
Views: 2506

Re: Europe July.????

Franco, the new carb is a single Weber on the original air cooled SU engine. The original twin carbs were a nightmare. I used to get 16mpg, last checks I got from 25 to 28mpg. Its a great van though, noticeably bigger interior than subsequent modern versions. I am glad to say my fiancée loves it. On Friday we move to our next house built in 1780 so almost everything about us is totally vintage including us! :lol:

Al