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I consider myself very lucky in my childhood Jock, although it was strict at times, but I wore many hats through the years. Just to say also, I make a mean curry, grind my own spices & fresh produce. To do justice to the dish, it does take some time. I LOVE CURRY
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Due to the size of my kitchen...approx 5 sq metres, any upgrading is like for like. I have managed to claw back 200mm of worktop by using a sink with a small draining board. I hesitantly said to my daughter that I would put the draining end nearest the window and the tap in the Right hand corner on the window end..... I was stunned and shocked..she agreed with me !!! I had to have a coffee to calm down. The new sink has been delivered and the rest arrives Dec 13th ! It won't be finished for Xmas ..naturally..
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I love cooking and when we refitted they kitchen a couple of years back I did it on the understanding I’d be ordering a Smeg range cooker.
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I've always hated cooking, it winds me up very quickly.
Sadly, I now have to do all the cooking. Getting quite good at some things, adequate at the rest, not poisoned us yet. Still hate it, it still winds me up.

Dishwasher does most of the washng up, doing the rest is worse than the cooking.

Need an opair. Do they still exist?
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I've always hated cooking, it winds me up very quickly.
Sadly, I now have to do all the cooking. Getting quite good at some things, adequate at the rest, not poisoned us yet. Still hate it, it still winds me up.

Dishwasher does most of the washng up, doing the rest is worse than the cooking.

Need an opair. Do they still exist?
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Much respect to you Jim. I spent most of my school life in boarding schools where I learned to sew and knit as well as many more "manly" skills. Cooking basic fare was also encouraged. The school was heavily accented towards the military life and many of my friends went on into the forces. I knew I wanted to do something to do with vehicles though.




Went full time - for nearly 5 years - to a technical college in London and lived in digs where I expanded my cooking skills. Then, much later in life, when I became a trainer, I became friendly with the resident occupational psychologist where I worked. He was heavily into curries and introduced me to the sensational tastes involved, I've never looked back!

Cooking is a wonderful therapy and the "icing on the cake" (is there a pun there?) is when someone, often dribbling saliva, tells you how much they're enjoying your food.
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A fresh MOT, requiring two new rear springs(s4p legends, as cheap for two inc 10.00 next day carriage as local auto factors for one spring, who wants one spring!!) used my monster trolly jack and for the first time used axle stands on the rear sub frame four poster mounts. I made some blocks to spread the load and account for the 45 degrees my car was at to get it high enough to get the stands under, Attachment 204750there is only a 4” square cut out in the plastic covers. They seemed so far forward I felt sure my car was a see saw, so kept the jack hovering below the beam whilst I dropped the beam off the shocks. Who wouldn’t smile with a 10 year old car passing and it looks like new underneath, love it.
One spring sir. That would be Halfords auto centres. I bought two new springs for my daughters Seat a while back, had them delivered and drove them from Norfolk to Manchester and fitted them in half an hour for half the overall cost of Mr Halford fitting one. If they had said you need to fit a pair they would have had the job even at the considerable cost quoted!
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Need an opair. Do they still exist?
opair PB? could that be something to do with launching and recovering aircraft on carriers? Sorry, couldn't resist the "poke" On the other hand, if you've got plenty of dosh, maybe these people could help?

https://www.sunfloweraupairagency.co...QaAis-EALw_wcB

Have to say I didn't know you could have a male Au Pair though?

As always, kindest regards
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I've always hated cooking, it winds me up very quickly.
Sadly, I now have to do all the cooking. Getting quite good at some things, adequate at the rest, not poisoned us yet. Still hate it, it still winds me up.

Dishwasher does most of the washng up, doing the rest is worse than the cooking.

Need an opair. Do they still exist?
Mmmm, I find that a bit sad, but each to their own. When I went to an Academy,us lads attended with the girls one period a week home economics, cooking/knitting /sewing & basic clothes making. The girls joined us lads in engineering studies, we had a rolling chassis complete with working engine, the crack was great & we all had to participate to get marks. We all got on well with each other & most of us became pretty competent in our work.

One lad even went on to make his own suits, & in the 70's he had some flamboyant stuff made, this went down well with the ladies & I & some others were quite envious to say the least. Most of us back then when leaving school could look after ourselves & then some, when we experienced the big bad world. It did seem far easier back then compared to todays society with all the STUFF put in your way for no reason & the hidden red tape etc all the bulltihs, (you know what I mean)
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I'm mo cookist but can throw some stuff together that 's not just egg n chips. Thankfully my fussy wife enjoys cooking.

I do any clothes repairs that need doing anything from patching kids troose to sewing split seams. Iva also found an excellent sealant that's great for sticking kid's shoe soles back on. Why cant the do it properly at the factory?

I had a mate in my younger days who used to make fantastic fancy dress clothes for parties. All done with an old hand wound Singer.
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On the phone today trying to get some festivities arranged and you catch yourself saying something so ridiculous that you have to laugh.

"Ok, just send me Santas availability on an email and we'll work something out, I guess he's pretty busy at this time of year"

Yes I do have an adult job.
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Not today, but earlier in the week.

Hiring a basic 3 door automatic hatchback and being given a top of the range AWD Hyundai Kona with dual clutch box and a 170bhp 1.6 turbo petrol engine.

A little plasticy inside, but car play worked well and it had the upgraded audio, too. Very well equipped, loads more gadgets than my 5 series, but a little noisy at a 125mph cruise on the autobahn!
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MK did it for me today.
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Usual drive round the area for putting baby to sleep.

Between new tyres and no longer having a broken drop link car is going lovely for something with 80k miles on it.

Almost makes up for having to drive round for an hour for literally no reason other than my teething son will not go to sleep any other way.
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That driving round the country side on an evening takes a toll.

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Just like that...it looks like a different car.
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Just like that...it looks like a different car.


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