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    Post by Jan1 on Wed Feb 10 2016, 13:49

    Well, yesterday could have been an absolute disaster!

    Our kettle blew up!

    Well not quite blew up - but the element went!

    Now ... knowing how much Mum relied on her cuppa - one of our son's who had been staying said "it wasn't me mum" it was working fine when I left this morning ... I'll bring one in with me (that was a nice thought)

    Later that day one of the grandchildren was most concerned ... Grandma what are you going to do without your cups of tea (note the plural)

    Well I had to take matters into my own hand, and drag Eddie out to make a most important decision - which kettle should we buy?

    We settled on a Swan and it works very well ...

    Panic over - all is well with the world sunny

    All the best Jan
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    Post by Andy12345 on Wed Feb 10 2016, 13:59

    can't be without the tea Smile i get about 20 cups a day at work but probably get to drink about 2, i have nearly full stone cold tea all over the desk most of the time, now i have this new coffee maker its a bit easier as i can pour it anytime so i can time hen i might get 5 minutes to drink some of it yay
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    Post by Jan1 on Wed Feb 10 2016, 14:09

    I always drink my tea quite hot, my dear mum used to as well - perhaps I get it from her.

    Funny Eddie tends to drink his cooler as does my dear Dad - perhaps it's a man thing!!!

    Your new coffee machine does sound good Smile

    Anyway off for a cuppa ...

    All the best Jan

    PS We need an emoticon for my cuppa  Exclamation
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    Post by Paul1976 on Wed Feb 10 2016, 14:17

    @Jan1 wrote:



    PS We need an emoticon for my cuppa  Exclamation


    I've added one to the smilies directory just for you Jan. Wink cuppa


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    Post by Jan1 on Wed Feb 10 2016, 14:34

    @Paul1976 wrote:
    @Jan1 wrote:



    PS We need an emoticon for my cuppa  Exclamation


    I've added one to the smilies directory just for you Jan. Wink  cuppa

    Eddie called across from his computer "Hey Jan see the cuppa Paul's done for you"

    I looked and ...

    Oh that is great Paul ... love it ... thanks.

    cuppa  sunny  

    But expanding on the story of the Swan kettle ... it was the cheapest in the shop!!!

    Would have been different if it had been a fishing rod lol!

    All the best Jan
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    Post by Eddie on Wed Feb 10 2016, 17:38

    Glad she didn't mention the washing machine. It works and looks perfect but the bearing are completely shot. When it goes into fast spin it sounds like a Chinook Helicopter landing in our place. affraid

    Hope it does not check out like this, she who must be obeyed will not be amused.



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    Post by Jan1 on Fri Feb 12 2016, 19:11

    >>>

    Eddie came home to a new woman earlier Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation

    I've got a new pair of glasses lol!

    Cheers ... Jan ...

    Oh, I just love the cuppa emoticon

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    Post by chris c on Fri Feb 12 2016, 20:08

    Kettles here are strictly deciduous on account of the hard water - the drinking water bypasses the water softener. Over time I've tried many different descalers and also citric acid. Mostly I now use Kilrock which extends their life a bit.

    I've found that iGenix kettles with a flat base seem to be comparatively long lived, especially compared to the older ones with a curly element.

    Mother had an el cheapo Candy washing machine which lasted ages. When it eventually died I did some research, most current machines come from about two factories with different name badges, and you very much take pot luck as to how long they last, they are mostly not intended to be serviced but replaced.

    One of the local shops was doing an excellent deal on Mieles, which has outlasted mother and I suspect will probably outlive me too.

    Now toothbrushes OTOH, I went through a selection of different toothbrushes. Some of them the heads were no longer available, others you could still get the heads but the motors burned out. I ended up with a Philips Sonicaire which lasted ages but they stopped selling the replacement brushes locally, then the entire toothbrushes. That eventually also died and I replaced it with an Oral B. What do you bet the heads for that also become unavailable when I need to replace it?

    Grrrrr . . .
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    Post by Andy12345 on Sat Feb 13 2016, 01:16

    you could buy a crap load of heads and keep them till you need em Smile
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    Post by Andy12345 on Sat Feb 13 2016, 07:02

    whats all that chinese writing on dcuk?
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    Post by Andy12345 on Sat Feb 13 2016, 07:35

    in between all the chinese writing, dcuk are taking credit for the low carb awakening, lmao, there really is no justice in this world, they've spend years trying to kill the idea, but now it was all their idea Rolling Eyes
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    Post by Andy12345 on Sat Feb 13 2016, 07:35

    Zand was the only one saying that
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    Post by Andy12345 on Sat Feb 13 2016, 07:36

    I'm just gonna sit here chatting with myself, i don't mind Cool
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    Post by Eddie on Sat Feb 13 2016, 09:11

    @Andy12345 wrote:in between all the chinese writing, dcuk are taking credit for the low carb awakening, lmao, there really is no justice in this world, they've spend years trying to kill the idea, but now it was all their idea Rolling Eyes

    You are right Andy, but people who can think straight know the score. The flog is a spent force, it's more of games console these days. If they had gone with low carb over seven years ago they could have been a genuine world wide force today. But they blew, it, and worse than that it became a place of lies, stupidity and censorship. Almost every time a straight question was asked of the mods, the reply was a lie or post editing and deletion. When the admin or mods are pushed hard for an answer, banning is the usual modus operandi. Even my direct open letters to The Shiny White Teeth was met with lies.

    They have been left behind now, forums are dying, facebook and twitter is where it is all happening. Just think on a daily basis, an old fool like me is communicating with some of the worlds most knowledgeable low carb experts via open tweets and private messaging and emails. The future was always low carb, now the present is low carb, as was the past. Massive amounts of great info on the correct diet is out there, the genie is out of the bottle and will never go back. Going are the days when the likes of the flog can be a major player, low carb is firmly with the people now, the days of the exploiters are coming to and end. You only have to ask yourself one question. Would you allow the likes of the Cherub and Nobblyhead or a 22 year old to front your business? affraid

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    Post by chris c on Sat Feb 13 2016, 18:33

    @Andy12345 wrote:you could buy a crap load of heads and keep them till you need em Smile
    I already did that with a Wisdom (?) but the motors were carefully engineered to burn out two days after the warranty expired.
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    Post by Andy12345 on Sat Feb 13 2016, 18:45

    ahhhh car makers do that too Smile 3 years one day they turn into clown cars
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    Post by chris c on Sat Feb 13 2016, 19:13

    I remember an interview with the head of Ford Europe who was actually BOASTING of their ability to do this. Cars and transits had a design life of 50 000 miles, D series 100 000 and the Transcontinental 1/4 million. This at a time when a decent British truck could go half a million miles with only routine servicing. 

    He had another quote about the Transcontinental

    "It has a Cummins engine, Eaton Fuller gearbox, Rockwell axles, Burman steering,  Berliet cab and it's assembled by DAF"

    "What does Ford make then?"

    "The profit!"
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    Post by graham64 on Sun Feb 14 2016, 21:41

    @chris c wrote:I remember an interview with the head of Ford Europe who was actually BOASTING of their ability to do this. Cars and transits had a design life of 50 000 miles, D series 100 000 and the Transcontinental 1/4 million. This at a time when a decent British truck could go half a million miles with only routine servicing. 

    He had another quote about the Transcontinental

    "It has a Cummins engine, Eaton Fuller gearbox, Rockwell axles, Burman steering,  Berliet cab and it's assembled by DAF"

    "What does Ford make then?"

    "The profit!"

    I remember Cummins engines being introduced into the Leyland truck and bus range many years ago.

    Today Leyland Trucks now owned by Paccar is producing trucks under the DAF badge  Crying or Very sad 

    http://www.leylandtrucksltd.co.uk/en-gb/about-leyland


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    Post by chris c on Mon Feb 15 2016, 18:25

    Scary how it all changes around, Paccar owned Foden and closed them down too. MAN bought ERF and closed them down also. DAF used to build Leyland/AEC/Albion engines under licence and developed them further than Leyland ever bothered to do. Then they bought the entire company. Perkins bought Gardner and Rolls Royce diesels and did away with them, at one stage they were owned by Massey Ferguson and at another stage the opposite was true. 

    In my day Cummins were big heavy powerful lumps but very reliable although like most Yank stuff far from fuel efficient. Clessie Cummins was a real character, built some diesel race cars.
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    Post by graham64 on Mon Feb 15 2016, 21:27

    Paccar it would seem going by my daughters experience are a decent company to work for, they've invested a lot of money at Leyland Trucks


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    Post by Jan1 on Tue Feb 16 2016, 12:32

    There are good people out there!

    Saw this and thought it a story to share ...


    Blind Guitarist Targeted By Thieves Thanks Strangers Who Raised £3,000 To Buy Him New Kit


    A blind guitarist who had his equipment stolen has been left "overwhelmed" after strangers donated thousands of pounds to help him buy new amplifiers.

    The man, known as 'Andy J', is a well-known busker in Liverpool and Manchester. He is often found strumming outside of shopping centres with his guide dog Toffee.

    Andy was left devastated after thieves stole his musical equipment, leaving him unable to perform.

    After his daughter launched a crowdfunding page to help him buy new equipment, donations flooded in from kind strangers, including those who had heard Andy play on the street.

    They have now raised more than £3,500 which is more than triple his target.

    More here
    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2016/02/12/strangers-raise-thousands-for-blind-busker-andy-after-equipment-was-stolen_n_9217214.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cukt1%7Cdl20%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D430509

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    Post by Paul1976 on Tue Feb 16 2016, 12:45

    Really great to read how folks have dug deep for this guy...Robbing a blind man of his living?-That takes one special kind of coward and lowlife doesn't it? Sad


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    Post by Eddie on Tue Feb 16 2016, 18:36

    When I was a teenager many moons ago, I knew and lived around some real gangsters, real hard men and crooks, but they never ever stooped to the level of today's low life scum. Look at the times we see old people very near killed for a few quid, and so often by kids including girls. And when they get caught the sentence is often a joke. It's getting worse I reckon and our idiot government is cutting back drastically on the Police Force. If I had my way I would recruit many of the soldiers being made redundant into the Police Force, build some old style remand homes and get these thugs sorted out.

    Yeah I know, what does an old fool like me know.


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    Post by Andy12345 on Tue Feb 16 2016, 19:28

    "real villains" wouldn't do this stuff i agree, they are mostly normal people not petty criminals, these are just scumbags, disgraceful waste of oxygen
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    Post by Eddie on Tue Feb 16 2016, 19:54

    The bottom line for much of what we see, is these people have zero self respect, leading to zero respect for others. Check out so many killers and rapists and they were treated abominably as kids. No one is born a violent sadistic maniac, the same as no one is born a racist, it's adults that pollute these kids.

    So often we a see a young guy in trouble with the law as was his father. We are very much a product of our environment. This is not set in stone, many men and women rise above the horror, and become highly successful, but all of us need at least one good hand of cards, it's how we play that hand that counts.


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