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by Furrtiv
Sat Nov 14, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Christmas TV ads
Replies: 15
Views: 1786

I've just about managed to prevent the playing of the Christmas CD at work - my colleagues wanted to start up with the festivities in October, before Halloween!
by Furrtiv
Sat Nov 14, 2009 7:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Minor Inspiration
Replies: 9
Views: 1482

I have alittle green Traveller model, but it sits on my dressing table in the other room, and the other half has stolen the digital camera . . .
by Furrtiv
Sat Nov 14, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Washing machine rant
Replies: 27
Views: 2905

Let's see, my car's twelve years old, my washing machine's around ten, the video machine's somewhere around five years, the computer's cobbled together from various bits and pieces (with a newish motherboard and other innards, but the monitor and peripherals are getting on in years), the TVs about f...
by Furrtiv
Sat Nov 14, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: VAT
Replies: 5
Views: 908

So it isn't going to 20% then?
by Furrtiv
Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Cycling the wrong along a one way street is legal.
Replies: 17
Views: 2482

I also think it's a silly allowance - I got the firght of my life when I saw a guy on a bicycle coming at me down a one-way street, a coupe of years ago! I even honked my horn at him! As regarding accidents involving cyclists, there is another alternative, which thankfully didn't get passed onto our...
by Furrtiv
Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1971 Pick up project
Replies: 35
Views: 6765

It's got no nose! :o

Ah, well done, and just think how chuffed you'll be when you're driving it. :)
by Furrtiv
Sat Sep 26, 2009 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do the front wheels really fall off?
Replies: 41
Views: 6053

Blimey, I'd neep a good map and a stiff drink before I tried navigating all that lot! :o
by Furrtiv
Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Auto Trader Save '58 Moggy From Scrappage Scheme
Replies: 25
Views: 2437

because people are stupid and lazy. And the scrap yard would have had to produce a certificate of scrappage because then the owner would have got his money from the government and the dealer, so it really isn't their fault, their hands are tied. Yes, they could have sold it on for more money but I t...
by Furrtiv
Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Murphy's Law
Replies: 9
Views: 1211

Hand signals?
by Furrtiv
Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What's a good ingredient in a curry? Suggestions?
Replies: 13
Views: 1390

heh heh, I just use what comes in jars! And I can't stand raisins in a curry, either! Now, mangoes are a different thing altogether, they're lovely. And for us vegetarian, paneer is always a good ingredient, although a lot of supermarkets don'tcarry it round here. I also like putting Quorn pieces in...
by Furrtiv
Sun Aug 23, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Minor goes for scrappage
Replies: 46
Views: 3911

It's showing people up for the greedy ignoramuses they are, IMO.
by Furrtiv
Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Stupid Scrappage Scheme - when will it end?!
Replies: 12
Views: 1653

Probably very few, it would be inteesting to see some verifiable figures on this.

And I have just written to my local MP thanks to WriteToThem, however as he's Labour I doubt I'll get through to him, unless he's a rebel backbencher.
by Furrtiv
Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Stupid Scrappage Scheme - when will it end?!
Replies: 12
Views: 1653

And I just got a vey nasty reply from someone on another forum (totally unconnected with this one), telling me to, basically, eff off! Just because he had mates in the car industry who've lost jobs - but hasn't British car manufacturing been going downhill for decades? Why didn't the government do a...
by Furrtiv
Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Minor goes for scrappage
Replies: 46
Views: 3911

This was a particularly nasty reply I received on another forum when I got into a debate on the scrappage scheme; That stupid scrappage scheme, is keeping people in work. A lot of my mates have lost their jobs in the car industry during this recession and anything the government can do to kick start...
by Furrtiv
Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Minor goes for scrappage
Replies: 46
Views: 3911

Oh I've just started a monstrous rabt about this in Off Topic, due to a young work colleague scrapping a perfectly useable 80s Micra today, the idiot! But I can't believe that this car is going to be crushed, what an uter waste! I'm sorry but I dion't think that there are many people out there that ...
by Furrtiv
Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Stupid Scrappage Scheme - when will it end?!
Replies: 12
Views: 1653

Stupid Scrappage Scheme - when will it end?!

My rather young (20-year-old) work colleague today scrapped, not a Minor, thankfully, but a 1980s Micra. And for what? A modern, shiny, nasty new Corsa that he'll probably be bored with before he's finished paying the finance off. :( I wouldn't mind so much if the cars were to be sold, or even broke...
by Furrtiv
Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Top Gear
Replies: 23
Views: 2940

So, am I the only one who actually really enjoys Top Gear?
by Furrtiv
Sat May 16, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bought a traveller yesterday for £10! Well sort of
Replies: 7
Views: 992

Oof, I hate three-speed gearboxes - due to having balance problems, I bought a Pashley Picador adults' trike a few years ago to go pootling around on - couldn't even pedal up a slight slope, never mind a proper hill! And I was told that the gearboxes are a nightmare to swap for a multi-gear modern-i...
by Furrtiv
Fri May 15, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Lidl arc welders
Replies: 14
Views: 2660

I wish I hadn't told the other half about this, he now wants to find a nearby Lidl and get himself an arc welder, dammit, there's no Lidl near us that I know of!
by Furrtiv
Fri May 15, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Glum
Replies: 14
Views: 1598

Interesting - I had to resort to council help with a previous neighbour who insisted she had the right to play rubbish loud music (Radio One, which I despise) anytime she pleased. The only time I tried to resolve the issue politely, I got a door slammed in my face, so I had to ask the local council ...