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Alex C

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  1. So spoke to my GP who said if something needs filling in, tough, they're too busy. Fortunately after speaking to Durham Firearms they just said send in all your forms etc and we will contact your GP if required. I'm hoping that the 4 months I've left before my current one expires will be enough. Cheers all
  2. Sounds like I need to give the doctor a ring tomorrow too then. Hopefully if I get it sorted in the next week or two, I may get lucky Cheers gents
  3. My licence is up for renewal in July. Given that my doctors is only seeing emergency cases at the moment, and are unlikely to have the time to fill out my renewal paperwork for the foreseeable, What do I do ? I will be ringing the licencing office tomorrow to get their advice, but the question is, do I absolutely have to get a letter from my doctor ? Can I put the paperwork in now, 4 months early, and hope for the best ? What would you guys do ? Cheers
  4. Thanks all. I think that we have made the decision to leave this litter and we'll keep looking. So if anyone knows of any litters of good working labs in the durham / north yorks area, please let me know Thanks
  5. Hi All, We have found a litter of pups who we really like the look of. However, Neither Dam nor Sire have been health tested. The parents / grandparents have been tested and show decent, if not great Hip scores. The breeder is asking strong money for the dogs for this area, and I have seen both Dam and Sire who both looked lovely. Breeder seems a very genuine guy and just says that a lot of time the tests are a waste of time and tell you nothing of how the pup may turn out later in life, so he wont waste his money. Question is , How critical are the health tests ? From what I un
  6. Our village has a Green Energy Trust. Basically if you have a few quid you can pay in to it like a savings scheme and it pays a higher rate of interest than the banks do. If your not in a position to pay in, you can borrow from it to put solar panels on your roof, assuming your house is suitable. We borrowed and have to pay back any money received from the energy company we sell to. Eventually, in approx 10 years, we will own them outright. Up until then we have the free use of any power which is generated. Does a bit for the environment, keeps our bills down, and makes a few quid for the peop
  7. Wasn't Dave at Front Line Motorsport was it ? He's a decent bloke and used to run the track over the road
  8. Just sent some over, let me know if you if they don't land Cheers
  9. I'll send you some pics in the morning mate Cheers
  10. I have a Kids Seeland Jacket in a Size 10, with trousers and a fleece in size 8. I think they are called the Eton Range. All In good condition, but have been used so there may be the odd snag etc. I bought these when my lad started beating with me when he was about 7 as I wanted him to be warm and comfortable so he would last the day. They lasted him until he was about 9. They have been absolutely brilliant, but he's now outgrown them so someone else can get some use out of them. I'd like £50 for the lot, pick up from Darlington or I can post for an extra £5 Any questions drop m
  11. My wife volunteers for the Lost Dog Trapping Team. From experience if your dog is spooked and goes into flight mode, there is not a lot you can do to get it back until it settles down. They will live outdoors for months until they hopefully get caught. They stay near water and a food source, usually fruit trees etc. She got into it when a friends dog disappeared while they were on holiday. Lovely family pet turned wild in minutes. We spent a week chasing the dog around our local area until the owner came back and it walked straight up to him like nothing had happened. We cooked BBq's, lef
  12. Lovely, Thanks all who have pointed me in the right direction.
  13. Thanks for all the help so far. Can i ask how you find all the info. I looked on the Kennel club site but cant see how to join if i'm not a breeder trying to register a puppy ? The Welbury connection is probably quite promising, I've shot at their clay club on a Wednesday so someone there may know the owners of Welburygrange Cartlend. Must say it all gets quite interesting when you start digging. Cheers
  14. Hi All, Thanks for all the input so far. Her Registered Name was 'Emmellodge Tilly'. We got her from Joe Townsend of the Hurworth hunt, and the Sire was one of Les Dixon's of Mountgrace Guns dogs. I'm just curious to know if its possible to see younger siblings rather than the family history. I'll drop Les an email, as I know he kept one of Tilly Sisters, and see if he ever bred from her. I'm not daft enough to think I would get the same dog, there will only ever be one 'Tilly Super Gundog' , but it would just be a nice nod in her direction when we finally feel ready to get anot
  15. We lost our beautiful Lab Tilly last week after a short illness. We are all devastated and not looking to get another dog any time soon, but when the time is right we would like to get another which shared some of her bloodline. Is there a way of finding out if any of her sisters had litters and if so if any of their offspring had litters ? Also if they did , is there any way of getting in contact with the owners or breeders ? She was such a big part of the family that i'd like to think that any new dog would have a little bit of Tilly in her Thanks in advance
  16. Another vote for the Grandfors Bruk splitting maul. Makes short work of things
  17. Theres a young lad called Alec Steel who started out on Youtube but now has a show on History. He's pretty good too
  18. I detest Christmas dinner with a passion. All the fuss and stress means that no one really get to enjoy any of it. If there is the slightest problem, it get blown out of all proportion and arguments ensue. Every year without fail I end up sat there at 6pm wishing I could just go home. I thought this year was going to be different. I thought we were at home, just me , the Mrs and my two kids. We were going to have pork pies and snacks and nibbles all day. Basically wanted to just suit ourselves. Since found out the wife's parents have played the 'Your Grandma could be dead next year' card
  19. Thanks for the replies. I think i'll give it a miss if the gear box is going to drop out half way to work The search continues !!
  20. Chaps, Not shooting related but ive been offered a Mini One for decent money to replace my about knackerd Ford Focus. The car is only really used to get me 3 hrs down the M1 and back once a week. It needs to last a year tops. Basically like the Focus, it will be used, abused then scrapped. Question is, what are these like on long runs. Will it be a nightmare 6 hrs stuck in a tin box, or are these more like a proper car to drive ? Will it be revving itself to death or will it cruise happily at 80mph ? Its a petrol one, not sure on engine size. Are they economical enough
  21. Nope, but I do have 6 Nations Tickets !!
  22. Another vote for the Stihl easy sharpener. Dead easy to use and really quick. From blunt to sharp in a couple of minutes and you cant really get it wrong
  23. Ive got them on my Vitara. Bit noisy but they are great in the mud. Seem to be wearing ok too
  24. had Karndean in our last house. Brilliant stuff. Make sure you get a good installer as it makes all the difference
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