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by Vinko
26 Jan 2015, 12:18pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Just starting out
Replies: 55
Views: 2650

Re: Just starting out

I brought a Trangia in 1982 for backpacking. I have used all sorts of other things since for backpacking and cycle camping. I sometimes use one of several Gas stoves when just needing a stove for a quick brew. ....but stove of choice, still my Trangia Of course nothing to go wrong at all and thus th...
by Vinko
26 Jan 2015, 12:06pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Three Word Story Game (again)
Replies: 8202
Views: 317908

Re: Three Word Story Game (again)

Mobiles confiscated, they used alphabetie spaghetti to name and tie in knots the flags of convenience. Public Conveniences drove recklessly through Coventry, conveniently avoiding speaking to anyone, but inconveniencing PC Spendapenny who, as potty spotter for spotty potters, arrested Col. Mustard i...
by Vinko
22 Jan 2015, 8:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Windows XP
Replies: 112
Views: 13406

Re: Windows XP

Still going, and not been a problem yet!

:lol:
by Vinko
21 Jan 2015, 2:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Snubbed when greeting other cyclists
Replies: 47
Views: 6709

Re: Feeling a bit lonely......

There was a time, and there still is, when most people out on the road would give each other a cheery wave. If you were overtaking someone or v.v you'd pass the time of day, where are you going, how far, have a little boasting, etc. even ride together for a few miles having a chat about life, the u...
by Vinko
20 Jan 2015, 10:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Whats your favourite gadget and why?
Replies: 25
Views: 1911

Re: Whats your favourite gadget and why?

Definition of gadget in English: NOUN A small mechanical or electronic device or tool, especially an ingenious or novel one: Can it be a Brompton then :D However, if a filofax is a kind of mechanical device, then I am proud to admit (though never a yuppie!) I had one bought for me 25 years ago this...
by Vinko
20 Jan 2015, 9:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Getting home after a puncture
Replies: 43
Views: 3228

Re: Getting home after a puncture

Phew....I felt I was going to be ridiculed for being stupid! Nice comments and good thoughts too. Thanks for an interesting read so far and being so kind to me :D All up and running again....with even more additional extra stuff being carried. Problem is my three regular bikes are - 26" wheel c...
by Vinko
19 Jan 2015, 7:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Getting home after a puncture
Replies: 43
Views: 3228

Getting home after a puncture

Hi, Yesterday I had a slow (rear) puncture, but rode in to my destination anyway (being pushed for time). Got there just as the back wheel was starting to feel a bit "bumpy"....yes...I know, should have stopped long before that! Anyway, did what I needed to do at appointment. Not stressed ...
by Vinko
19 Jan 2015, 4:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Creme Eggs - how do you boycott yours?
Replies: 44
Views: 6682

Re: Creme Eggs - how do you boycott yours?

Walnut Whips would be better if they didn't have the wallnut. Can't stand wallnuts. ....then I assume they would just be "whips" :D Am I right in thinking that originally they used to have a walnut inside at the bottom too, or did I imagine that? I had to try one of the "new" cr...
by Vinko
17 Jan 2015, 12:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Creme Eggs - how do you boycott yours?
Replies: 44
Views: 6682

Re: Creme Eggs - how do you boycott yours?

outgrew them years ago, will be warning others of the nasty non 'cadbury's' Creme egg. I buy much of my chocolate from Lidl, have a great range of quality choclate and just make my own eggs at easter. Creme eggs are not that hard to make tbh..bit of fondant, some patience, melted choclate..ta-da :D...
by Vinko
17 Jan 2015, 12:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Creme Eggs - how do you boycott yours?
Replies: 44
Views: 6682

Re: Creme Eggs - how do you boycott yours?

Vantage wrote:I read up on this after news reports of it on facebook. They've changed from using milk chocolate to cocoa chocolate because it's cheaper.
I used to buy these soon as I saw them on the shop shelves.......not any more. Why change something that was perfect? Eejits!


What's Facebook :lol:
by Vinko
17 Jan 2015, 7:44am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Creme Eggs - how do you boycott yours?
Replies: 44
Views: 6682

Re: Creme Eggs - how do you boycott yours?

What!!! I need to check this out, it can not be true :cry:
by Vinko
17 Jan 2015, 7:42am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Three Word Story Game (again)
Replies: 8202
Views: 317908

Re: Three Word Story Game (again)

Arise, Sir" and Sir became corgily buttworks-bloodied but risk of en-'Dame'-ment had him out of the door nervously clutching his Elgin marbles. Charles dropped his objections. "Plink! Plonk!" they landed in Athens, reducing the Parthenon (where the Acrocro-Acropopo-Arco-They-say-of-th...
by Vinko
17 Jan 2015, 7:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Facebook
Replies: 53
Views: 4807

Re: Facebook

gaz wrote:If anyone is starting from scratch kwackers gives some advice here about how to avoid gaining any fb friends.


Thank you for that Gaz. Didnt see that thread!
by Vinko
16 Jan 2015, 5:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Facebook
Replies: 53
Views: 4807

Re: Facebook

Some interesting thoughts here. Thank you. "like" :D I am actually finding it difficult to leave Facebook (not in terms of the decision, but in terms of wiping and closing the account). I hadn't realised I had put so much up on there, quite shocked how much I had got pulled into it and so ...
by Vinko
15 Jan 2015, 5:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Facebook
Replies: 53
Views: 4807

Facebook

Well I admit that I am not much into technology at the best of times. I know I don't post very often here very much (but may do a bit more now!) and frankly (when not pedalling) I also prefer reading a book and a printed magazine than watching television. I don't have a "smart" phone, anyt...