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'We will have stay in a bit more' wife says!
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'We will have to stay in a bit more' wife says! 'so we don't catch it.' Great I thought, more time in the shed getting on with my ground up projects, and less time going round rubbish mill shops and looking in clothes shops, even better I thought, until ……. The day before our 1st 'stopping in' day she suggested we get on with some jobs on the house to stop us getting fed up.... *^"!.?*$:;*….. I thought

Bet I'm not the only one given new tasks!

Larry

Riding a D1 springer with a D3 engine, 2 x more D1's being built from bits one will be a GPO lookalike the other I am just collecting bits for at the moment

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The windows need cleaning dear!

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Been there, but now our lust of jobs to do is complete - as far as I know🥺

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After I wheeled the lawn mower last Saturday, I remembered from last year it didn't roll quite so easily and it made some horible screeching from the rear drive roller bearings. However, I did managed to cut the lawns OK so big love-itfrom wife. Then on Sunday stripped it down for a good looking at!

One ball bearing, and two plastic "plumber block" type bearings very poorly plus wear on the roller drum shaft. Spares tracked down, bought, now awaiting delivery.

Why am I rambling on - every time the words "Iv'e been thinking" are uttered by my wife - my reply - "I'm into the shed to continue repairs on the mower". What I didn't tell her was there's plenty of other Bantam related things to tinker with.....! Being old also makes one be a little crafty as well, just like a fox!

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Hope you've got your bogroll!

Pic related local supermarket Screenshot_20200314-084011_Gallery.jpg

Wierd thing is the booze aisle was full.End of the world shows peoples priorities 🤣🤣🤣

What's 7/16 in mm again?

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Why don't they take the kitchen roll like Plenty (one sh_t  sorry I mean sheet,) can still be used.

 

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It's all nonsense.

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Murphy's 4th law of motion states that any small object that is accidentally dropped will immediately hide itself under a larger object.

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A word that will strike fear into the hearts of any who used it: IZAL

Rather than removing the ** Please log in to view **, it just smeared it all around. My granny swore by it.

'52 D1 direct lighting plunger; '58 Square Four (project); '55 D3 Battery; '59 D1 direct lighting plunger;  '59 Tiger Cub; '60 5TA;  '76 FS1-E '97 Honda Sky SGX50.

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Mine swore at it!

Perhaps you all need to go "Commando" (look it up if you don't know) - don't forget the soap and water after, though. cant-look

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Is that the stuff that looked like tracing paper?

I swear it was so you wouldnt go to the toilet in school out of fear of coming out the loo with a brown stripe up your back 🤣🤣🤣💩💩💩

What's 7/16 in mm again?

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Hi bantammad ere IZAL  l thinking about that I’m sure there’s some of that stuff still for sale OH it’s gone sorry my mistake 😷😷😷

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It looks as though certain public spirited individuals and groups have bought up all the loo roll and hand sanitizer and are selling it on Ebay at inflated prices. 

Anything with Dettol on it is impossible to source at present. 

I am told that the cardboard loo roll centres are made in China - hence the supply problem.

Strangely why is there suddenly no Pasta anywhere ......... does it have medicinal properties or has it all gone back to Italy ?? 

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I had someone say something to me like that sponge but I know for a fact theres a toilet roll factory in Barrow and theres almost certainly others in the UK.How bad is it when we dont even make toilet roll centres??????

What's 7/16 in mm again?

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Any whiskey, gin, vodka or rum has a similar effect on germs to Dettol, with the added benefit that it can be taken internally. I'd suggest carrying a hip flask filled with your preference in order to sterilise your mouth if near to possibly ill people.

The striptheshelves virus is starting to appear over here, in the bigger cities. Out here in the sticks, blokes still p#ss up the hedge / wall / wherever. Ladies can always go back to loose dresses and 'cullotes a bouinotte' (bloomers with an open crotch) and stand 'at ease'.

You have to laugh, eh?

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SpacedMarine said
Is that the stuff that looked like tracing paper?

I swear it was so you wouldnt go to the toilet in school out of fear of coming out the loo with a brown stripe up your back 🤣🤣🤣💩💩💩  

That's the one, you had to make sure you used the matt side not the glossy! it made good tracing paper though, would have been good for engine number rubbings too

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larryc said

That's the one, you had to make sure you used the matt side not the glossy! it made good tracing paper though, would have been good for engine number rubbings too

Larryc  

Oh yeah, that stuff was in public loos, factories etc, I remember it well, like grease-proof paper on one side and the "good" side wasn`t that clever, smelt like it was impregnated with disinfectant! Don`t tell me its still doing the rounds?
 
The Ancient Romans used a sponge on a stick...probably shared knowing them! I do follow some of their wiser ideas though.
 
As for washing ones hands a lot, it was mentioned in one of the medical journals we perused in our epidemiological household, that washing one`s hands excessively led to cracks etc where bacteria and viruses could harbour more easily.
 
Best treatment(I`m sure some will disagree) for rough/cracked hands was taught to me by a Spanish farmer(not demonstrated, I might add), and that was to pee on one`s hands. If you`re healthy and it`s fresh, it`s fine. Best softener available...but I didn`t shake hands with him or let him prep me any food, haha. I did try it a few times and can vouch for it doing the trick. I now have herbal creams in my fridge I use, so relax folks. Dunno if bovine urine is still used in cosmetics nowadays?
There was a Hell`s Angel in my class at Tech, older than most of us, decent chap ahem , often used to turn up on a nice olive green B40, out of his many steads.Told me his initiation was throwing his leather jacket on the ground so the other members(sic), could micturate thereon. I remember thinking, that`s a good leather softener..... Romans again, used to collect and send their chamberpot contents to the local laundry houses.....
 
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A word that will strike fear into the hearts of any who used it: IZAL

Rather than removing the ** Please log in to view **, it just smeared it all around. My granny swore by it.  

Bearing in mind No Central heating in my young day, it was too cold to sit for a comfortable " pony and trap".in and out rapidly before hyperthermia struck and don't forget to pull the chain.

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Hi bantammad ere wots a chain for ya did not have them just two different size holes in planks bum bum ohm don’t forget the the candle 🕯 Les

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When I was a kid we was in an old bungalow, outside loo and the only lighting was a very small paraffin lamp that hung on a nail, flame not much bigger than a candle. That's not a joke, is true. Colin is right you didn't ponce about reading magazines while sat on the throne, far too parky speshly in winter, get it over and get back iindoors, had to dress up in a coat and shoes etc. just to go out for a tinkle in the middle of the night. My dad used to use a po. The only saving grace there was a lean-to conservatory thing across the back, so at least you didn't get rained on or wind chill factor. Then we were moved to another bungalow, still outside toilet door but no shelter! http://livinginthepast-audioweb.co.uk/imagex/misc/ohmy.gif

Seriously, dressing up for walking in the snow if you needed to go at 2 – 3 am

Can't believe we did that now

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Luxury - when I were young ..........

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