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by fausto copy
9 Sep 2019, 3:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boring fact
Replies: 34
Views: 921

Re: Boring fact

After gaining free entry for years into military establishments, for some reason just before I finished work, I had to be Positively Vetted when there was a change of use of one of them. I imagine there were a few background checks which I knew little about, but part of the "questionnaire"...
by fausto copy
9 Sep 2019, 8:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boring fact
Replies: 34
Views: 921

Re: Boring fact

Hi, What a pension :P I was only a lowly cable jointer for 20 years followed by a Plant Protection Officer for 19. My salary was always well under the national average and I left after almost 40 years service, but at 55 years of age, therefore having a pension reduced by 20%. There are things, like...
by fausto copy
8 Sep 2019, 6:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boring fact
Replies: 34
Views: 921

Boring fact

It’s 50 years to the day that I started employment with what is now BT.
Am I still bound by the Official Secrets Act?



Not that I ever heard any. :roll:
by fausto copy
7 Sep 2019, 3:25pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Hip replacement and cycling
Replies: 47
Views: 11406

Re: Hip replacement and cycling

Au contraire, as a famous cockney would say. The day before her op, we had a visit from an Occy Health chappy, who asked various questions. When he asked who did most of the cooking, Mrs.C had to confess that she'd only cooked one meal in the last 8 days. So, I won't be going hungry, although with a...
by fausto copy
7 Sep 2019, 12:50pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Hip replacement and cycling
Replies: 47
Views: 11406

Re: Hip replacement and cycling

Hi folks, Mrs.Copy has been waiting for a THR and has been cycling, walking swimming and yoga-ing to keep fit and strong, as per the previous posts.We've been inspired reading the messages and were hoping she'd be up and about (and on an exercise bike within a couple of weeks). She had the op 3 days...
by fausto copy
4 Sep 2019, 9:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Gospel Pass
Replies: 20
Views: 1162

Re: Gospel Pass

Glad you enjoyed it Trev.
There's some lovely countryside with quiet lanes and stupendous views in that area.
I'm not going to tell you my favourite bit though, :wink: :lol:
Hopefully you'll come back and do some more,
fausto.
by fausto copy
3 Sep 2019, 9:40am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to get a Jones bike in UK?
Replies: 15
Views: 807

Re: How to get a Jones bike in UK?

Aye, but you're a lanky Lancy lad. :wink:
by fausto copy
1 Sep 2019, 10:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Gospel Pass
Replies: 20
Views: 1162

Re: Gospel Pass

Personally I'd go south to north, enjoy a nice lunch and pootle around Hay and then return via the gorgeous Golden Valley.
fausto.
by fausto copy
31 Aug 2019, 6:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Just wondering.....
Replies: 32
Views: 1129

Re: Just wondering.....

crackath :?: :?
by fausto copy
30 Aug 2019, 9:37pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Napoleon's Piles
Replies: 46
Views: 1297

Re: Napoleon's Piles

I get something similar Mike. It doesn't feel like cramp, much more like a spasm.
If I straighten my fingers out it usually goes, but will come back a few times before disappearing for quite some time.
Another one of life's mysteries, I believe.
fausto.
by fausto copy
30 Aug 2019, 9:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: DSLR Compact Camera or Phone? Belgium c50km/day
Replies: 58
Views: 2246

Re: DSLR Compact Camera or Phone? Belgium c50km/day

I've never toured with an SLR and wouldn't even dream of it with either of my current mirrorless compact system cameras. I've always used Lumix travel zooms and got great results. However, after having continual problems with dust getting onto the sensors, I've switched to an Olympus Tough camera. C...
by fausto copy
30 Aug 2019, 3:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Just wondering.....
Replies: 32
Views: 1129

Re: Just wondering.....

I was hoping someone else was doing it correctly like me (on my sconns). :mrgreen:
by fausto copy
30 Aug 2019, 10:54am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Just wondering.....
Replies: 32
Views: 1129

Re: Just wondering.....

I couldn't agree more!

fausto the dull.
by fausto copy
27 Aug 2019, 2:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Police Incident?
Replies: 8
Views: 1099

Re: Police Incident?

Well, we once arrived 'pre-police incident' when we came upon a short queue of traffic. As we cycled past on the cycle path we came across a motorcyclist unconscious in the middle of the road. Mrs.Copy had just retired from her post as Intensive Carew Unit manager and took charge of the situation as...