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war baby

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  1. What a complete waste of space he is... which reminds me, what ever happened to his Aerospace Cluster?
  2. In the event of a hostile nation attacking us, I doubt there would be much of the UK left to give us a hand.
  3. The BBC could scrap a great deal of their output as far as this over 75 pensioner is concerned. It should stick more to its remit of providing accurate and reliable information. Except the Archers.
  4. I'm talking to myself in this topic, which is a pity as Sunday's race in Brazil was the best performance I have seen in a very long time. Have a look if you can.
  5. Very good! But where (apart from the blooming obvious) do you get the 'orse dung?
  6. I am English, born and bread. I lived the first 40+++ years there and then moved to the IOM after many years of research and visits to a variety of possibilities. I have now been here nearly as long as I was in UK. The island has changed hugely for the worse in my opinion. I was from the centre, now a jungle of concrete and ghastly motorways. Try the northern coastline, but beware of sea level rise and erosion. It's a matter of deciding which you will regret the least. What brought you to the island? It would be helpful to know where you grew up. Let us know how you get on. Good luck.
  7. Can I revive this old thread with a similar question: Is there a good local person today for both pocket watches and wristwatches? Thanks.
  8. I think I once saw them in the big Robinson's up near B&Q on Cooil Road. Get me some too please! Not seen too often now, but at one time many home gardeners grew them when Digging for Victory
  9. It was all a lot easier when I was alive, we used something called cash. I would turn left when entering the 747 and climb up to the lounge bar and settle into a comfortable swivel arm chair. After they had brought me a good cigar and lit it for me, I sorted my wad out ready for the travels ahead. Simple. Sorry, I digress.
  10. Did you find one, Max?
  11. Can anybody suggest a reliable tiler, please? My previous chap bought the tiles just before the pandemic began. I paid for the tiles and then had a stroke, so the project remained on hold. I would like to see it finished. It's not a huge job, but it's outdoors and a bit fiddly.
  12. Oh dear... you are squabbling again. Calm down people. I never met Trevor Hemmings, but was once asked if I was him. I assured my interrogator that I was not, but was never-the-less asked to sign an autograph book in his name in order to win a bet! May he rest in peace.
  13. It has been a busy few weeks both on and off the island, but despite this, do try to check out the last couple of F1 races. Russia went from almost certain triumph for the hugely talented Lando, to a damp squib, literally. Nail biting stuff. Turkey produced yet another epic race and an unusual podium for recent times with a first-time winner. Unless you hate wheels, you simply cannot call the 2021 season boring.
  14. I will ad my congratulations to Stu. He took my vote, along with JPW. I think she has great potential. Maybe Health? Much needs sorting.
  15. This Festival takes the exact format pioneered in the 1991 Manx Mountain Challenge in which Stirling Moss took part. That was his final event on the island.
  16. France is crucial to NATO and I believe that NATO has kept me safe since the end of WW2. I hope AUKUS had a good team of lawyers in place before repudiating the deal.
  17. Thanks, Sheldon. My own event was relatively mild compared to some of the poor cases in the unit with me. Oddly, they were all called John, or at least they thought that they were! The place was so friendly and cheerful, thanks to the seemingly tireless staff, that I was slightly sad to leave.
  18. I hope Howard recovers soon. I can assure everybody that the standard of care given in Nobles stroke unit is very high as I know following my own stroke last year.
  19. I met Sir Clive a couple of times. He tipped the C5 box as a better investment than the car!
  20. Please freeze this topic until Christmas eve.
  21. If you are out of the habit of watching F1 on TV, yesterday's Italian Grand Prix at Monza should win you back. (Spoiler alert!) If you are out of touch, Hamilton and Verstappen have been slugging it out within a point or two of each other all season long. With just eight races left this season, the challenge is becoming hotter each time. Max could win his first ever title, Hamilton could confirm his place as the greatest F1 driver of all time. Yesterday we witnessed neither driver scoring a point, as once again an untimely lunge took them both out. I blame the Red Bull driver, as did the stewards. The best news of the day was that the super talented George Russell finally gets confirmed as replacement for Bottas at Mercedes. This means that if Lewis does not achieve his target eighth title this year, he will have at least two serious challengers in 2022, maybe more if Lando Norris keeps up his front running pace.
  22. But the plastic ones are made in China too.
  23. Copse corner at Silverstone is always a battleground when a race is being hotly contested. That is where I first saw motor racing as a nipper and what eventually inspired me to have a go myself. You have to get out of it well as the fast sweeps from Maggots to Chapel come next. The Hamilton vs. Verstappen crash was a simple racing incident, nothing more. Lewis went for the gap, Max squeezed it a bit. It happens. No reason for Horner, white lipped with rage, to sound off. Expect more of it from these guys this weekend, its good to see. This was the result of a similar battle in 1955. Ken Wharton barrel rolled to the outside and the Vanwall burst into flames. Exciting stuff for a school kid to see. I am one of the dots in the crowd safe protected behind the straw bales! The race carried on regardless, of course.
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