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Brother's Land Rover got a new MOT. Hooray, no more repairs in the cold.
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Supermarket loo, just washing my hands and two guys walk in, presumably work colleagues.
First one gets to a urinal, and moments later says, "Ooh, my hands are cold".
Second one gets to other urinal, says, "Ooh, so they are!".

Brilliant. Still laughing now, first guy very embarrassed, doesn't know what to do or say next.
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Now I should be annoyed about this..but we've got building work and decorating going on and I'd had a conversation with the wife about a large wardrobe and chest full of books...which went a long the lines don't move the chest by the handle it's too heavy for flat pack to take. Also the wardrobe is a 2 person job and is also crap flat pack so has to be emptied to be moved..now my wife's reaction to this was you always put obstacles in the way..

Now apparently she relayed my thoughts faithfully to my father in law who promptly ripped the handle off the chest and broke the wardrobe..

I should be angry I'm just laughing my arse off..
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A section of the A1101 headed out of Wisbech has a contraflow after a set of traffic lights. As I approached the lights they were changing and I noticed a recycling collection truck further ahead. I was in the left lane waiting when an Audi stopped next to me. He was in the outside lane headed into a contraflow so I was planning to give way anyway but he sat there pumping the throttle, revving the engine so the blow off valve was acting like a limiter.

As soon as the amber light was illuminated he shot off, all four tyres spinning, hit the limiter, blow off valve, more wheel spin and he was gone.

A couple of hundred yards later he was stuck behind the rubbish collectors. I drew up behind, flashed my headlights a few times to get his attention and as soon as I could see his face in the mirror gave him a slow clap.

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A section of the A1101 headed out of Wisbech has a contraflow after a set of traffic lights. As I approached the lights they were changing and I noticed a recycling collection truck further ahead. I was in the left lane waiting when an Audi stopped next to me. He was in the outside lane headed into a contraflow so I was planning to give way anyway but he sat there pumping the throttle, revving the engine so the blow off valve was acting like a limiter.

As soon as the amber light was illuminated he shot off, all four tyres spinning, hit the limiter, blow off valve, more wheel spin and he was gone.

A couple of hundred yards later he was stuck behind the rubbish collectors. I drew up behind, flashed my headlights a few times to get his attention and as soon as I could see his face in the mirror gave him a slow clap.

A key part of driving - "Look well ahead".
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A key part of driving - "Look well ahead".
Never drive faster than you can see to brake.
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After a couple of days of fighting, have successfully installed Win7 Home Premium on my old Netbook to replace Win7 Starter. Also added more memory.
Faster load, and now talks to the three Win10 machines, so swapping data between is easy.
Looked at the process of moving MES from old system to new. Found my licence dates back to Jan 2012.
Time to pay Yani some more money I think. So new licence bought, and latest version installed. Keep up the good work!
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Never drive faster than you can see to brake.
If he'd hit the bin lorry, they could have just put the car straight in. With him in it.
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All modern audis should go into landfill with the owners still inside!!
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All modern audis should go into landfill with the owners still inside!!
Part of my work is corporate driver training. With some clients I know what vehicles they use, so tomorrow it will be a Honda Civic, Volvo V40 or V60. Thursday, two sessions, both will be Audi A4s. Done a lot with that company, there is proof that it is not compulsory to drive like an 'Audi driver', even if you have one.
That company used to have a pool car, 7 years old, just under 200,000 miles. Paint a bit faded, steering wheel a bit worn, and driver's seat a little lower (but only a little), but apart from that, difficult to tell it from a new one in the way it drove and handled. Very competent (car, not necessarily driver), but not exciting.
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Little car got a new MOT today - no advisories. Happy day.
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So away with the old carpet from the spare room...now despite being hoovered umpteen times when I took it out of the boot the car contained a microcosm of the last 5 years of my life.

So yup rabbit hair and glitter all around!
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Wife and her sister gone on, what I know will be, an all day shopping spree. So I get to watch the Bathurst 12 hours, which I've been trying to see for a while now!
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