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    Shooting, hockey, mountain biking, scuba diving. Allergic to work.

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  1. hedge


    Please show me where.
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    In a way it gets worse. We've got rid of May but now we've got BoJo. He's done the rallying cry, but who has he convinced? I'm not a fan. He just comes across as a clumsy public school boy who tries to charm everyone. He'll need more than that to push Brexit through and get Parliament back on track. He must be pooping his pants right now. He's got the job he wanted but what a mess he has inheirited. Let's see how many more resignations occur. He might beat May's record. At this rate, Brexit will be the last of our problems. Reckon he'll call a GE?
  3. Define mid-life crisis? Money Job Health Relationship `Happiness` Don't enjoy shooting anymore? Want to buy a convertable/motorbike? Some or all of the above.
  4. Decathlon also do free delivery (and returns) to ADSA stores. I'm not local to a Decathlon store - ordered some shorts and trousers that were delivered to ASDA in 2 days. They were (ahem) too small (I blame the sizing). Ordered replacements that arrived 2 days later - collected those and handed in my returns at the same time. 3 days later the refund was processed.
  5. Not sure if this has been posted so apologies if it's a repeat: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49008826 The objectiveness of the BBC has been questioned but there are some interesting points about who knew/what and some behind the scenes conversations. Made me feel better that some of my assumptions about cause/effect and back office shenanigans weren't completely off the mark. You could almost make a TV show about it....
  6. This is how I expect it to look when you're done restoring it.
  7. I'm not selling it but I have a L/H Gen 2 Escort and it's a great gun. The Gen 1 got some bad press but the Gen 2 seemed fine and my mate has a Gen 3. The only difference we could see was his gun had extended chokes. Only likes 70mm catridges but a great rough and ready gun (mine is `synthetic` plastic). Hope you manage to find something.
  8. Very lucky to have the Hurricane and then the Lanc go over a village fete 2 weeks ago. No idea how they got that sorted. The Hurricane did 2 passes and a wing waggle and was gone. We thought that was it. 10 mins later I heard this noise and thought it might be the Dakota. There was a big oak tree in the way so I wasn't sure. It suddenly emerged over the top of the tree and was the gorgeous BBMF Lanc. I have a video of it, but I sound like an excited child/girl, so I'll just post the pic. It still amazes me and the sound of the Merlins just gets me every time. PS Flying Legends at Duxford is awesome. I went several years ago and they had 12 Spits up at the same time. They were on the flight line in front of us and watching them start up and taxi was magical.
  9. Barnett Black Widow was awesome. We'd chase squirrels with them and hit absolutely sod all! They would put a ball bearing through a car door though.... Still got mine somewhere.
  10. It should be a good game, as long as we don't choke! We might actually prefer to bat 2nd. Bring it on.
  11. hedge


    I can only quote what Google tells me! 😊 We don't see any since our neighbour dog proofed their garden and the HH motorway got closed. I miss seeing them.
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    I built a Hog House to put food in (wet dog food and some dry cat food - dont' use anything fish based apparently). Water outside in a bowl. They seemed to like it and the only issue I had was nextdoors cat getting in, so I made the entrance a bit smaller and that stopped it. "Leave out foods like tinned dog or cat food (not fish-based) and crushed dog or cat biscuits. Specialist hedgehog food is also recommended and can be bought from wildlife food suppliers. Never feed hedgehogs milk as it can cause diarrhoea; instead provide plain, fresh water in a shallow bowl." Or buy one: https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=hedgehog+box&i=outdoor&ref=nb_sb_noss
  13. Excuse the excitement, but I don't get out much on bunnies anymore. Local horse livery has issues with bunnies digging stuff up - went up last night about 9pm to find a few along a hedgerow. Got close enough and knocked this down @ 35 yards which was really enjoyable for 2 reasons: I don't shoot over distance that often (I usually shoot feral pigeons in feed stores at much closer ranges) My PCP can be a bit variable at times It was just very satisfying to hear the thwack of .22 and see it go down. Brought back memories from 20+ years ago with my trusty BSA Meteor. And it was a lovely evening.
  14. I followed a guy with an old fridge in the back of his pick-up. Not strapped down and on every hill it slowly worked it's way towards the rear. I think he was having a row with his missus as was weaving from side to side as well. I dropped back - it was inevitable. It eventually fell out and sparked off down the road (it was dark). He took a while to realise and stop. I stopped to help but they were both so grumpy I wish I hadn't bothered. I've got the Nextbase 512 and think it's great.
  15. So - based on this, anyone of us can engineer a claim by buying a coffee, stuffing under our arm and if we're not *offered a tray*, we can spill it and claim compensation? This just encourages the `where there's blame` culture and really stupid people. I would imagine the payout was chepear than actually going to court. I'm going to stop working and become a professional claimant/stupid person.
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