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Jim Neal

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  • Birthday 10/06/1977

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  1. Maybe edit your post to disable the link to the fraudster's web address??!! Someone on here might not read it properly!
  2. That's a return in the region of 30% which would be a roaring success for a DIY syndicate releasing ex-layers. If they're full or part-time keepered releasing poults I'd be seriously investigating where the problem lies if I ran that shoot! Not sure it justifies £70 plus per bird (presuming 10 guns in syndicate) if you average it out! Some people are just on the make, and that's the problem with game shooting. The temptation of greed overpowers many people. We are somewhat lucky/privileged in our syndicate to have what we've got for the price it costs us, which I fully recognise..... and bearing in mind, without being big-headed, I'm amongst some of the better shots in the syndicate..... my shooting worked out at less than £10 a bird last year. Keep looking until you find what fits you.
  3. There was a jackdaw with lots of brown feathers on its wings this morning sat on a roundabout near town. Could have picked it off with a spud gun it was that close!
  4. "Loan". You don't need to do anything to his certificate.
  5. There's a couple of small towns local to me where everyone is each other's cousin or uncle!
  6. I would write the guns down onto your certificate, then email your FLO with the details to get them added at their end.
  7. TBH I was under the impression a dealer is the last place to go! OK thanks I'll maybe give them a shout if all else fails. Since I posted this I have put the disc in my PC's DVD drive and it read it - came up with the file directories etc so looks like it might be possible to duplicate it to a fresh disc. I've got a mate who does that sort of stuff for a living so I'll pop it round to him and see...
  8. I can't justify paying the extortionate fees to watch F1 on Sky (and I've tried the hooky methods which I just can't seem to make work!). So I'm stuck with what C4 can do for me. On the whole it's pretty good but this evening I'm absolutely fuming! I wasn't going to stay up until 2am on a Sunday night to see the broadcast on air so I did my usual thing - complete media blackout with the intention of watching the show on All4 this evening, after I've got the rug rat into bed. Now I've found that the race highlights haven't been put on All4! So of course, if you do a bit of googling or try to look on Facebook, guess what happens..... you stumble across the race result I still can't find out why the race highlights aren't on All4. I've had to watch F1's own "highlights" at just under 8 minutes long already knowing the result From the limited footage I saw, it didn't look like Max actually had to display too many heroics - the Red Bull simply looked the faster package at the Miami track. By all accounts it was an absolute horror of a track for the drivers to race on. The lack of overtaking and "proper" racing was quite evident. I guess this is a modern Monaco - all about the glitz and glamour of the "event" rather than providing proper racing action for the fans. As I understand it, during the safety car period Lewis stayed out on old tyres and George pitted for fresh ones, thus allowing him to pass Lewis and finish one place ahead. I think if they were on equal tyres they would have held station the way they were. I wouldn't be counting any chickens just yet. I think Lewis is the car they're trying different things with to dig themselves out of the hole they're in, and so far it's often meant he's not come out favourably compared to George. As and when they do get the car talking to them properly I still think Lewis has a trick or two to teach George.
  9. I've found if you don't moisten it they just chuck it all over the floor and don't eat it.
  10. On that subject: I tried various means of nourishment for call birds in my first couple of years of trapping but regularly lost the birds. Carrion is definitely not a goer. By far the best solution I've arrived at is to use a small handful of dry dog food in the feed cup. You just splash a bit of water on it so it softens up. If I protect the birds from weather and vermin they will last indefinitely.
  11. This is a bit of a long shot but does anyone have a Honda satnav disc they could either sell for a reasonable amount or lend me for a day or two? Or make me a copy of? My car is an ‘06 CR-V but I’d presume it’s not model-specific. The release version is 2.05. I’ve recently bought the car, the included copy of the disc looks like it has been used to test sandpaper on! I’d be grateful if anyone could help..
  12. Legs?! 🤔 The danger of incorrect tick removal is that the mouthpart remains tapped in to the blood vessel, with a certain amount of the rest of the tick's body attached to it. If the tick contains pathogens these can then get introduced to the host's bloodstream. Tick removal tools cost only a few pounds and they are virtually 100% effective if used correctly.
  13. Hi Dave, I recently pensioned off my '03 Grand Vitara after six and a half years. It was the 2.0TD 5-door so not exactly the same as you're looking at. However, it's the same chassis type. What finished mine off was the corrosion "within X mm of a structural point" criteria of the MOT. The plan to fix it would have been to cut a hole in the floor to weld it up, but I called time on it and stuck the car on eBay with a very honest advert. Some **** came and relieved himself of £250 to take it off my hands! If you're shopping in that market I wouldn't look at anything else about the car except the rot underneath. Get under there with a headtorch on and screwdriver and give it a good old poke. If it's flaky, walk away. In terms of performance off-road I would only mark the Vitara down on its ground clearance. Fitted with proper tyres (Insa Turbo Dakars on mine) it would literally go through anything. I had complete confidence in it. Until the front diff and one of the driveshafts failed. I think it might have been partly my fault for not respecting the possibility of drivetrain wind-up, which will break the diff and/or driveshafts if you use it in 4WD on surfaces where the wheels aren't slipping. Abusing the car off road, it developed loads of squeaks/rattles etc and bits of the car fell off or stopped working... but it still soldiered on, I ran it for the last 18 months with only the rears driving it, with 6 year old worn-down mud tyres and I still squelched in and out of the woods OK. Just had to know my limits. I loved my Suki, whenever I see a similar one now I shed a little tear.....
  14. The vets have to get rid of them somewhere you know!! 😁😅
  15. I'm not sure if it is still a permitted method of pest control, but there used to be some sort of chemical applied to perching areas in towns, intended to deter the ferals from flocking in their masses. It used to result in deformities of the feet. Just an outside chance it could be that sort of thing?
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