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by garybaldy
4 Jul 2015, 9:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Things I can do without
Replies: 72
Views: 4217

Re: Things I can do without

I went for years without a landline telephone, then for some unknown reason I thought I would get one. That was seventeen months ago. The contract runs out next month and it won't be renewed!
by garybaldy
3 Jun 2015, 8:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Todays Phone Call
Replies: 52
Views: 2164

Re: Todays Phone Call

Had a call doing a survey about cars.

1st question; What is your opinion of cars?

My answer; Unnecessary overpriced status symbols.

That was the last question as well. They hung up!
by garybaldy
6 Apr 2015, 9:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Fixing fence posts - suggestions wanted
Replies: 33
Views: 8093

Re: Fixing fence posts - suggestions wanted

I used to have 17 6'x6' waney lap panels with wooden gravel boards and wooden posts. They were OK for a few years but then they were in constant need of repair. I then replaced them all with concrete posts. Then instead of just one 1ft x 6ft concrete gravel boards I put 6 in each panel to make a 6ft...
by garybaldy
1 Feb 2015, 5:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Irish people foreigners?
Replies: 28
Views: 2837

Re: Irish people foreigners?

They have their own government, post-office, police, armed forces, tv stations, news papers, money and passport.
How much more foreign can it get?
by garybaldy
21 Jan 2015, 8:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: M6 Toll Road
Replies: 56
Views: 4566

Re: M6 Toll Road

Slightly OT. When I went on a CTC tour in France some years ago I met a lovely man from Burnley. I mentioned that I quiet liked the Fiat 500 he replied, with his broad Lancastrian accent, you don't want one of those, its like a tarts 'andbag!
by garybaldy
15 Nov 2014, 9:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brooks saddle protection
Replies: 15
Views: 2307

Re: Brooks saddle protection

As Above. I had my Brooks for 17years. After the tin of proofide that came with it ran out it was never replaced. I never covered it and never looked after it. It was very comfy right up till it broke, when I replaced it with another. I treat that one with exactly the same lack of care. Its just a s...
by garybaldy
23 Oct 2014, 8:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CPP
Replies: 7
Views: 885

Re: CPP

I don't believe anyone has ever been mis sold CPP. (or anything else, for that matter). If people are stupid enough to sign an agreement without first reading and understanding it then who's fault is that? All that has happened is to bolster the earnings of the firms that chase these things, and put...
by garybaldy
17 Oct 2014, 11:02pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Another reason to boycott LIDL
Replies: 102
Views: 23764

Re: Another reason to boycott LIDL

The subject title is "Another reason to boycott LIDL". Whats the other(s) then?
by garybaldy
16 Oct 2014, 7:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: London to Cardiff
Replies: 1
Views: 262

Re: London to Cardiff

Enjoyed your video. Very well put together. Glad you enjoyed your visit to here in the UK.
by garybaldy
13 Oct 2014, 2:44pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE completed
Replies: 11
Views: 8333

Re: JOGLE completed

With this kind of blog I very rarely get beyond the first couple of days. With this one I read it all, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Very amusing! Well done on completing your trip.
by garybaldy
28 Jun 2014, 6:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Oh lordy, what have I let myself in for?
Replies: 26
Views: 8566

Re: Oh lordy, what have I let myself in for?

Just practice your walking cos you'll be doing plenty of it. There are just too many cyclists. One big jam, unless you can get away early. I only did it once, once was enough, never again!

On that encouraging note I wish you well.
P.S. A tip. Do it the week after. You'll have no probs!
by garybaldy
25 Jun 2014, 9:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Another cyclist killed by lorry in London
Replies: 27
Views: 10725

Re: Another cyclist killed by lorry in London

2nd Feb 1970 was the date when HGV tests were introduced. I believe you had to be driving HGV's for six months continuously prior to that to claim "grandfathers rights" though I'm not exactly sure about that. I passed my HGV1 in October 1977
by garybaldy
17 Jun 2014, 10:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What did you get for Father's Day?
Replies: 25
Views: 8755

Re: What did you get for Father's Day?

My kids know I'm Mr Grumpy who ignores Fathers day, Mothers day, Christmas, Easter and every other milestone days. Mind you, it's taken years for them to get the message. They now leave me out of these non-events. Good!
by garybaldy
6 Jun 2014, 11:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where does your bike's live !
Replies: 25
Views: 1906

Re: Where does your bike's live !

I live in a one bedroom flat. My three bikes live with me nice and safe indoors. No woman to tell me what I can and can't do. Love it!