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Attachment 220131 more than 44444 miles ago now...I also have 55555, 66666, 77777 and 88888 oh and this amused me
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...but I'm that tragic and yes that is the actual colour of the dash in person it's not a weird camera effect.

Sons first day of nursery today...how the fudge is he 3?
Aye, a bit of bling for the interior :cool I went through a faze of similar choices, but that was over 40 years ago when I was in my early 20s
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Aye, a bit of bling for the interior :cool I went through a faze of similar choices, but that was over 40 years ago when I was in my early 20s
That's the factory gauge colour and cluster.
Imagine it combined with red buttons and laser blue downlighters on the roof and doors that come on with the headlights.

I did get rid of the factory stereo that used to strobe a large glowing blue ring whenever you changed the volume or track. Of course the AC controls still strobe red or blue depending on if you turn it up or down.

Someone in Japan in about 2008 had fun designing it.

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That looks like a FullRack above the 80'odd thousand


First day at nursery..
Was it well received ?

My son loved nursery.. he got a breakfast as soon as he got there.. (bigger one than the other kids) and only 30 mins after he had one at home..
He wasn't sure, it's one of those things though, due to lock down he's probably spent maybe a combined total of about 48 hours away from one or other of us since he was born. So he's not used to being away from us at all he didn't cry but didn't settle really either apparently. Went bounding over to my wife yelling "it's my Mammy!" at the end of session.
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Aye, loads of stuff on the market, I have padded shorts, but bottom line, no pun intended, no matter what you wear, things get numb. That sort of cream is no good for me as my problem is numbness of the buttock area, no chaffing. Ibuprofen gel does help a bit. Bike shops will tell you that finding the ideal cycle seat is the way to go, but you end up spending a small fortune. The seat I have is an expensive quality product. At the end of the day, on long runs, standing up out of the saddle is the only answer.
Okay, numb butt, not saddle ass. The bike shop is right, to a point. Changing the saddle position in small, less than 1/8Ē can make a huge difference, too, and itís cheaper. You may be sitting a bit too upright with not enough weight on the handle bar.
The bulk of my bikes, 20 at last count, have leather saddles, split between the Brooks B17 or Wrights W3N, with a B15 and B67 here and there and an Ideale or two. I know cost is a factor as Brooks saddles have become ungodly expensive over here. Iím currently breaking in a Velo Orange version of the B67 and feel Iím going to come out the winner. Eventually. Then there is the Brooks Cambium. The jury is still out on that one after 3 years.
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He wasn't sure, it's one of those things though, due to lock down he's probably spent maybe a combined total of about 48 hours away from one or other of us since he was born. So he's not used to being away from us at all he didn't cry but didn't settle really either apparently. Went bounding over to my wife yelling "it's my Mammy!" at the end of session.
Same with our wee grandson. Although he's not at nursery yet we have him for whole days at a time and he's completely at ease with us but it was noticeable at yesterday's birthday party for another of our grandchildren that he wasn't at all sure about other close family members who were there. Fine as long as they weren't too close but, although he was allowing the other womenfolk to pick him up he definitely wasn't wanting to snuggle in or even get closer than just sitting on the end of their knees. Of course he's not been mixing at toddler groups etc because of the covid so he doesn't really know more than half a dozen other kids and almost no adults.
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Hmm, Harika? please do enlighten this ignorant person - that's me by the way.
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Sorry Jim, I'm none the wiser. I am renowned for being a bit thick and slow on the uptake.
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Sorry Jim, I'm none the wiser. I am renowned for being a bit thick and slow on the uptake.
The word harika translates to great in English Jock.
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The word harika translates to great in English Jock.
Doh! told you I was slow on the uptake jim! I'm the chap who starts laughing a few minutes after everyone else has quietened down again!
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Same with our wee grandson. Although he's not at nursery yet we have him for whole days at a time and he's completely at ease with us but it was noticeable at yesterday's birthday party for another of our grandchildren that he wasn't at all sure about other close family members who were there. Fine as long as they weren't too close but, although he was allowing the other womenfolk to pick him up he definitely wasn't wanting to snuggle in or even get closer than just sitting on the end of their knees. Of course he's not been mixing at toddler groups etc because of the covid so he doesn't really know more than half a dozen other kids and almost no adults.
He had a much better day today, lead my wife into nursery by the hand to show her his peg. Then buggered off into nursery to play
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Sorry Jim, I'm none the wiser. I am renowned for being a bit thick and slow on the uptake.
Actually Jock, there are times on here when someoneís post makes very little sense to me. Some write the way they speak and itís confusing to say the least.
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Ah the old days...came up on a memory.

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Oddly enough not a car I miss, was a nice enough car but had it 6 years...that was enough. Failed it's mot this year and is dead, unfortunately my cars tend to die young but this had a very hard life.

You can tell it's the old days as tyre socks rather than winter tyres. I still actually have tyre socks that would fit but never had to put them on except for a test fit in about 2014. This wasn't the worst winter it had, one year it ended up with frozen Mudflaps of snow so bad I ended up smashing them out with a spade so I could turn.

Oddly enough remember my ****box punto more fondly...this car the fun happened around it rather than due to it. You could probably say the same of the 3...but the 3 is now old enough to have "character" in the Fiat sense..I.e. it's occasionally randomly broken.
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Had a lazy morning this morning. Didn't get up 'till well after 8.00 and then just bumbled around doing not very much until Mrs J suddenly announced "That's me off then". "What, why, where" said I. "Lunch with the girls" was the answer, "don't tell me you'd forgotten". To be truthful I have no recollection of her ever having told me in the first place, but there's a "gang" of them, teachers and admin staff from the schools she's worked in who meet up from time to time. Doesn't involve me so I tend to forget.

Anyway, seeing her set off with great purpose goaded me into "doing something" so I got stuck into my granddaughter's pram repair. She'd managed to tear one of the axles completely off the chassis! actually it's only tied on with a couple of tiddly spots of MIG welding. Here's one of the original welds on the other axle:

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Not all that surprising she managed to tear it out. My friend, who is a much better welder than I, stuck it back on yesterday - or was it the day before? Oh dear! - because I don't have a gas bottle for my MIG just now, having handed my BOC bottle back intending to get one of those rent free bottles - just haven't done it yet. Here's the rather inelegant, but strong, weld he's done on one of the joints:

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That picture was taken after painting. You'll appreciate the welding had burned back the old paint on the tubes which I rubbed back and undercoated with red oxide before applying the top coat. I was very lucky with the topcoat paint in two respects, I got it whilst we were shopping at Aldi yesterday, looked a good match looking at the lid of the spray can and trying to compare it with the remembered colour on the pram in my mind. To my great surprise, it was:

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I'm really pretty pleased with the result. It was the last can in that colour too. But best of all it had been reduced from £3.99 to £1.99!

Here's a picture of it all reassembled and ready to transport dollies again:

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I wasn't going at this "hammer and tongs" and I had a couple of tea breaks for the paints to dry and did a bit of sitting in the garden and light pruning too, but now, at half past 5, Mrs J has returned and tells me she's had a good day _ I suspect "Lunch" isn't what I would describe as lunch, probably includes cocktails and maybe a bit of window shopping around the "posh shops" up in town! I'm feeling very pleased with my endeavours and looking forward to a nice hug from my granddaughter when I get the pram back to her next week.
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Attachment 220131 more than 44444 miles ago now...I also have 55555, 66666, 77777 and 88888 oh and this amused me
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Sons first day of nursery today...how the fudge is he 3?
I didn't get to see 44444 on the Grande Punto, but I did see 55555, 66666, 77777, and hopefully I'll get to see 88888 on it next year. I'd ultimately love to see it hit 100,000 but I'll be happy if I see 96,000, as then I will have doubled its mileage.
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