Register Login
The UK's No.1 Chrysler Owners Forum
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 1 Week Ago   #10036
No strings on me
 
Eklipze3k's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Huddersfield
Posts: 15,225
Thanks: 685
Trader Rating: 0
Eklipze3k has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: What's made you smile today? (Part II)

Click image for larger version

Name:	2021-01-12 09.20.11.jpg
Views:	7
Size:	5.75 MB
ID:	214946

Bringing my son, Charlie, home today, born at 05:40 yesterday after 23hrs in labour @ 7lbs2oz (3.25kg). Both mum and baby well, but obviously exhausted yesterday after their ordeal. I couldn't stay much after the birth thanks to COVID, but I was there through the whole time otherwise.

Women are absolute machines and any misogynist who calls them the weaker sex can get a punch in the face from this feminist, and my wife too probably.
__________________
Eklipze3k is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 1 Week Ago   #10037
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Near the M4
Posts: 26,647
Thanks: 1026
Trader Rating: 0
varesecrazy has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: What's made you smile today? (Part II)

Congratulations to you both
Likes werdna, The Panda Nut, Eklipze3k liked this post
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

varesecrazy is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 1 Week Ago   #10038
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 16,588
Thanks: 832
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: What's made you smile today? (Part II)

Congratulations to all of you.
Likes The Panda Nut, Eklipze3k liked this post
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

DaveMcT is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 1 Week Ago   #10039
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Edinburgh Scotland
Posts: 3,209
Thanks: 291
Trader Rating: 0
Pugglt Auld Jock has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: What's made you smile today? (Part II)

What a beautiful baby. Many congratulations. Is he your first? We had 3 - Boy, girl, boy and I was very surprised at the depth of emotion I experienced when my first boy was born - It took me completely by surprise, tears streaming down my face! It's a very special time in one's life, hang on to and enjoy every single moment of it! In my youth lots of stuff seemed important - Work, cars, leisure activities, holidays, etc. Now, in my mid '70s, I realize there is nothing as important as Family and, despite all the rubbish that gets in the way as your children grow up it's never a waste of time and it's always good to prioritize building strong bonds and giving support to your children. Life is wonderful when, in your old age, you are surrounded by your loving children and the grandchildren are the absolute icing on the cake! Again congratulations and a big "well done" to your wife - I was there through the whole "procedure" for all 3 of ours and it's astonishing how our womenfolk cope with it all. Thank goodness for the Entonox!
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

Pugglt Auld Jock is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 1 Week Ago   #10040
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Norfolk UK
Posts: 11,193
Thanks: 554
Blog Entries: 8
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: What's made you smile today? (Part II)

Congratulations to you and your wife, and welcome to the world Charlie !!

Happy birthday
Likes Eklipze3k liked this post
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

AndyRKett is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 1 Week Ago   #10041
No strings on me
 
Eklipze3k's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Huddersfield
Posts: 15,225
Thanks: 685
Trader Rating: 0
Eklipze3k has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: What's made you smile today? (Part II)

Thansk all.

@ Jock - Yes, first and only for us, we always said we were only having 1 and with the first three months of this pregnancy being marred by HG (Hyperemesis gravidarum), and how difficult the labour was I can safely say that that decision is not going to be challenged!
__________________
Eklipze3k is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 1 Week Ago   #10042
***** Whore
 
StevenRB45's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Newcastle
Posts: 6,538
Thanks: 79
Trader Rating: 0
StevenRB45 has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: What's made you smile today? (Part II)

Congratulations Eklipze3k!!!

If you ever need any advice...don't ask me I've got no idea what I'm doing

Although the fact that he's still alive after 2 years and we've worked through 5 different allergies successfully would suggest winging it is a valid strategy.
__________________

Last edited by StevenRB45; 1 Week Ago at 19:24.
StevenRB45 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 1 Week Ago   #10043
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: East
Posts: 1,950
Thanks: 102
Trader Rating: 1
The Panda Nut has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: What's made you smile today? (Part II)

Quote Originally Posted by Pugglt Auld Jock View Post
What a beautiful baby. Many congratulations. Is he your first? We had 3 - Boy, girl, boy and I was very surprised at the depth of emotion I experienced when my first boy was born - It took me completely by surprise, tears streaming down my face! It's a very special time in one's life, hang on to and enjoy every single moment of it! In my youth lots of stuff seemed important - Work, cars, leisure activities, holidays, etc. Now, in my mid '70s, I realize there is nothing as important as Family and, despite all the rubbish that gets in the way as your children grow up it's never a waste of time and it's always good to prioritize building strong bonds and giving support to your children. Life is wonderful when, in your old age, you are surrounded by your loving children and the grandchildren are the absolute icing on the cake! Again congratulations and a big "well done" to your wife - I was there through the whole "procedure" for all 3 of ours and it's astonishing how our womenfolk cope with it all. Thank goodness for the Entonox!
What a simply wonderful post I totally agree with all you say here and add my congratulations to yours. So nice to hear genuinely good news.
Likes Eklipze3k, AndyRKett liked this post
__________________
Noop now known as Nooplebe (i.e. in the way wherever he goes) 🐼
The Panda Nut is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 1 Week Ago   #10044
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Essex/Suffolk border
Posts: 83,527
Thanks: 1480
Trader Rating: 10
dave has donated!
dave is an official FF Advertiser
dave is an honorary friend of the forum :)
United Kingdom 
Re: What's made you smile today? (Part II)

Quote Originally Posted by Eklipze3k View Post
Attachment 214946

Bringing my son, Charlie, home today, born at 05:40 yesterday after 23hrs in labour @ 7lbs2oz (3.25kg). Both mum and baby well, but obviously exhausted yesterday after their ordeal. I couldn't stay much after the birth thanks to COVID, but I was there through the whole time otherwise.

Women are absolute machines and any misogynist who calls them the weaker sex can get a punch in the face from this feminist, and my wife too probably.
baby event in aldi https://www.aldi.co.uk/c/specialbuys/dates/2021-01-14
Likes Eklipze3k liked this post
__________________
“The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.”
dave is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 1 Week Ago   #10045
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Edinburgh Scotland
Posts: 3,209
Thanks: 291
Trader Rating: 0
Pugglt Auld Jock has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: What's made you smile today? (Part II)

Just placed order for parts with S4p. Had to ring them about a couple of parts I was unsure about. Very impressed with the friendly and efficient way my queries were dealt with - which has been my experience in the past. Our Panda is a 2010 1.2 with the 60 Hp engine but they changed the 169 model to the newer 69Hp engine just shortly after ours. S4p list the 169 up to '09 as a "Panda 11" and from '09 to '12 as a Panda 111 but the engine changed early 2011 so there can be confusion. Once you give them a ring with your reg no/ vin no they soon sort it out though. We chatted briefly as he was checking his catalogue cross references and I was asking whether they were finding a particular demand for anything? Oh yes said he, 500 driver's door handles! Handling orders for up to five a day! Seems people are heaving on frozen shut doors and the handle is the weak link.

So, take care 500 people. Maybe trigger the latch with the handle and then get a finger round the door frame to pull it open if it's frozen shut?
Likes dave liked this post
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

Pugglt Auld Jock is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 1 Week Ago   #10046
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Northern Ireland
Posts: 2,950
Thanks: 64
Trader Rating: 0
SB1500 has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: What's made you smile today? (Part II)

Ordered some poppy seeds... going to discreetly sprinkle them over the corners of the WW2 (corrected: originally WW1, then both WWs) memorial in the centre of the city here - beautiful sculpture, left to rot by our council - with built in to each corner flower beds, just sitting with plain grass... I think some poppies will definitely spruce it up!
__________________
2017 DS3 Prestige 1.6 BlueHDI 120 - 23,500 miles [20-]

2017 Fiat Panda Easy 1.2 - 34,400 miles [2019-20]
2005 Fiat Panda Dynamic 1.2 - 153,700 [2015-19]

Last edited by SB1500; 1 Week Ago at 13:49.
SB1500 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 1 Week Ago   #10047
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Faringdon, Oxfordshire UK
Posts: 7,580
Thanks: 588
Trader Rating: 1
portland_bill has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: What's made you smile today? (Part II)

Quote Originally Posted by SB1500 View Post
Ordered some poppy seeds... going to discreetly sprinkle them over the corners of the WW2 memorial in the centre of the city here - beautiful sculpture, left to rot by our council - with built in to each corner flower beds, just sitting with plain grass... I think some poppies will definitely spruce it up!
Read the instructions.
Wild poppies sprout after the soil has been disturbed, which is why they don't come up every year. Don't know about others, so instructions may require you to do a little work, rather than just scatter and 'feed the birds'.
Likes The Panda Nut, SB1500 liked this post
__________________
13 years motor trade, 16 years motor industry. 16 years Driving Instructor & 9 years Fleet Trainer
Panda Alessi (2015 Skoda Fabia)
portland_bill is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 1 Week Ago   #10048
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Northern Ireland
Posts: 2,950
Thanks: 64
Trader Rating: 0
SB1500 has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: What's made you smile today? (Part II)

Quote Originally Posted by portland_bill View Post
Read the instructions.
Wild poppies sprout after the soil has been disturbed, which is why they don't come up every year. Don't know about others, so instructions may require you to do a little work, rather than just scatter and 'feed the birds'.
Damn, I'll need to be careful then. I'll try my best to follow them. Maybe need to come back and drop some soil over them once scattered in hope it'll work...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond_War_Memorial

This is the sculpture, I think it's stunning. Just (these days) in bad shape. I seen photos from the 50s and 60s when it was well maintained and in much better shape (it's been there since 1927). And yet today we've got calls from local people complaining that it's an eyesore... (We also have local people who cry out that they'd rather be speaking German... that's the kind of stupidity this statue has to stand amongst) Lol
Likes The Panda Nut, portland_bill liked this post
__________________
2017 DS3 Prestige 1.6 BlueHDI 120 - 23,500 miles [20-]

2017 Fiat Panda Easy 1.2 - 34,400 miles [2019-20]
2005 Fiat Panda Dynamic 1.2 - 153,700 [2015-19]
SB1500 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 1 Week Ago   #10049
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Near the M4
Posts: 26,647
Thanks: 1026
Trader Rating: 0
varesecrazy has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: What's made you smile today? (Part II)

A WW2 Memorial built in 1927

Sounds so 'futuristic' perhaps they were sold it as 'self maintaining'..
Likes SB1500 liked this post
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

varesecrazy is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 1 Week Ago   #10050
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Faringdon, Oxfordshire UK
Posts: 7,580
Thanks: 588
Trader Rating: 1
portland_bill has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: What's made you smile today? (Part II)

Quote Originally Posted by Pugglt Auld Jock View Post
Just placed order for parts with S4p. Had to ring them about a couple of parts I was unsure about. Very impressed with the friendly and efficient way my queries were dealt with - which has been my experience in the past. Our Panda is a 2010 1.2 with the 60 Hp engine but they changed the 169 model to the newer 69Hp engine just shortly after ours. S4p list the 169 up to '09 as a "Panda 11" and from '09 to '12 as a Panda 111 but the engine changed early 2011 so there can be confusion. Once you give them a ring with your reg no/ vin no they soon sort it out though. We chatted briefly as he was checking his catalogue cross references and I was asking whether they were finding a particular demand for anything? Oh yes said he, 500 driver's door handles! Handling orders for up to five a day! Seems people are heaving on frozen shut doors and the handle is the weak link.

So, take care 500 people. Maybe trigger the latch with the handle and then get a finger round the door frame to pull it open if it's frozen shut?
Back in the early eighties, working at a large Rover dealer, we arrived one morning to find a Metro on the forecourt missing its driver's door handle.
Shortly afterwards, a very embarrassed policeman arrived, brandishing his own cheque book. On night duty the night before, walking the streets, bored and lonely, he wandered around the forecourt cars, checking they were all locked. The Metro handle came off. Oops. He's reported this back at the station, and had been told to go and pay for it.
We charged him cost price, and one of the lads in the preparation bay fitted it. Easy in those days, door card off, two nuts, unhitch the link rods.
__________________
13 years motor trade, 16 years motor industry. 16 years Driving Instructor & 9 years Fleet Trainer
Panda Alessi (2015 Skoda Fabia)
portland_bill is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Reply
Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What's made you smile today? angel Leisure Lounge 31640 12-01-2012 18:18