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Everything posted by humperdingle

  1. Yep this works well but don’t use it too much.
  2. I dunno, bow and arrow was one of the primary methods of killing for hundreds of years.
  3. I wouldn’t shoot it… my curiosity would make me want to cut it open 😂
  4. I’m going through the HGV process just now. It will cost roughly £2k for everything. Tanker work involves extra training which will probably be about the same again.
  5. Haven’t been for years. £45 entry fee just to buy lunch and some food to take home is a bit much.
  6. Went for my medical yesterday and have just sent off the forms for provisional. Should get that on about two weeks, then I can book into a training centre and get the theory parts done. At the moment, i’m studying via online resources and a DVSA handbook. Regarding the streamlining of tests, There is new legislation coming so new HGV drivers can go straight to C+E testing. Not sure how I feel about that… i’d rather get a bit of driving experience with a rigid 7.5 ton first tbh. Hopefully that will be an option.
  7. Depending on the model, you can turn the ejectors on a Baikal off 👍
  8. I love the odd shoot with a .410. Cracking tricky clays with one is far more satisfying IMO than with a 12 bore. I have a little Norinco single barrel hammer .410 and it’s ideal for younger or smaller folks having a first shot 👍
  9. The dog ate it 😂 Good effort 👍
  10. Feather blades. But buy from a reputable source, as fakes are also for sale, or so i’ve heard. And flip the blade before every shave to keep an edge
  11. Cheers everyone for the info, very helpful! Not sure what i’m going to do yet, still looking into things
  12. Hey folks, i’m looking into retraining as an HGV driver. I have no specific HGV or van experience but have been driving since 1989. So i’m basically looking for pointers on where to look, where to avoid etc with regard to putting myself through training for the licence. My concern is that i’ve heard of people doing the same, only to be in the catch 22 situation of having no experience, so aren’t given a chance when seeking work. Any constructive advice from those with experience very welcome
  13. Restaurant wise, Cafe Andaluz is great for Spanish tapas, Miller & Carter for steaks and burgers or Hard Rock Cafe for a jumbo combo starter 😬 Haven’t been myself but I hear the Camera Obscura is a fun experience. Princes St gardens is nice for a stroll or a little picnic. Botannical Gardens.
  14. But since when has heavy, manual labour equalled higher wages? I have a heavy job and get not much more than minimum wage, whilst the missus sits at a PC all day and gets paid five times as much as me. Yes, I could retrain and get a better paid job but the added stress on my poor old brain wouldn’t take it
  15. Haven’t been to Cluny in months... really must get back!
  16. What a shame I don’t have an airgun cert 😞 I’m in Dunfermline too!
  17. There was a chap on TV yesterday, who was out walking his dog, when he was approached by two men who grabbed his dog. They told him they’d stab him if he tried to take his dog back 😮 The same chap is an ex boxer
  18. Tried them once and they were terrible.
  19. We use Amazon Prime a lot. The included next day delivery alone is worth it IMO if you order a lot of stuff online. Waiting 3-5 days on a delivery is really annoying these days And we watch the Prime video stuff a fair bit, too.
  20. SNP supporters tend to be much more fanatical up here than any other party. During the 2014 referendum, they shouted people down in the streets and (virtually) on social media. Mobs were organised when they knew opposition parties would be in the area canvassing. It was a toxic time in Scotland and not one i’d like to see anytime soon. As for the Krankie, I thought she was doing well through lockdown but ‘Indyref 2’ is firmly within her sights and she can see no other future for Scotland.
  21. How much are you asking posted?
  22. Sorry for butting-in but I might be interested depending on type/price
  23. I’ve used the Barbour wax before but now use Gold Label waterproof wax. It just seems to apply better and you get more for your money. I use a fan heater angled down to the work surface, to keep the area warm. Heat the wax to melt it and apply generously with a sponge. Best tip I could give, to get a nice even finish, is to get an old cotton pillowcase ( preferably with button closure, so the jacket doesn’t fall out), put the jacket in it after waxing and shove it in the tumble drier for 20 minutes. Comes out great 👍
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