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« Reply #30 on: October 06, 2010, 08:09:03 AM »
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My brother is 2 years older than me & one christmas we got bikes, I can't have been that old because mine was only a 24 inch wheel but it was a brand new one...his 26 inch boys bike was second hand....ha!!
then a couple of years later he got his own back & got a drop handlebar bike with dinamo lights (the ones that went out when you stopped pedalling) I was jealous for years & knicked off with it whenever I could much to his annoyance.

Now as an avid mountain biker riding all over the country off road I wouldn't touch a drop handlebar (road bike) with skinny tyres at all.

Oh & he has just turned 50 years old and doesn't know I've STILL got his favourite teddy (that he got for his 4th birthday when he had his tonsils out ) in my cupboard upstairs....................
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« Reply #31 on: October 06, 2010, 08:59:21 AM »
Welcome aboard :-))
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« Reply #32 on: October 06, 2010, 03:27:04 PM »
I`m sorry about my comment Scott it was meant as a joke  ))*Welcome to the forum.

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« Reply #33 on: October 06, 2010, 08:32:39 PM »
We had our Star yacht delivered today so we took it to the West Shore to sail it, must be around 40 years since I sailed a boat there and it was a Star yacht exactly like this one (my thanks to this forum for reminding me of this :) ) D) D) $wales





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« Reply #34 on: October 06, 2010, 10:29:18 PM »
Looks like your Yacht sunk?

Did you have a string attached?

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« Reply #35 on: October 06, 2010, 10:34:09 PM »
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Looks like your Yacht sunk?

Did you have a string attached?



No it did'nt sink (solid wooden hull) it was a strong wind though :laugh: no string, just Helen with a pole with a hook on the end and if that did'nt work a pair of wellys in tne boot L0L   The boat sailed very well, but they are not cheap on Ebay, everyone seems to want one  D)
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« Reply #36 on: October 06, 2010, 10:58:45 PM »
Well done then, to you and H.  &well&

I was wondering though, using the detailed skills which you have ... couldn't you MAKE such boats yourself?  and if they are so sought after, maybe you could sell them too?      ££$   ?{}?

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« Reply #37 on: October 06, 2010, 11:16:22 PM »
they want the original ones ,to relive their youth,

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you can get cheaper ones, I might have a go making one sometime (after I've built the garden railway  D) )
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« Reply #38 on: October 07, 2010, 07:36:12 AM »
Looks wonderful :-))
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« Reply #39 on: October 07, 2010, 08:44:16 AM »
Great-- you took me back to the days my poor long suffering Dad stood at the side of the pond with myself at the other, sailing just such a boat !
Hope I spot you there sometime :)
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« Reply #40 on: October 07, 2010, 10:26:44 PM »
One of my favourite toys, if one can actually call it a toy (more a plaything) was Plasticine.

I had a rather warped mind and a great interest in Black Magic so I used to make representations of people I didn't like and then stick pins in hoping that the Voodoo spirits would take effect and give them a pane in that particular place.  Never in nasty places, just things like fingers, arm, feet, legs and that sort of thing.   WWW

I still do it nowadays but have no idea if it works, has anyone on the Forum felt any twinges lately???   L0L L0L
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« Reply #41 on: October 08, 2010, 08:57:37 AM »
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Only when I laugh ! ;D----- Joke
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« Reply #42 on: October 10, 2010, 10:16:41 PM »
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I`m sorry about my comment Scott it was meant as a joke  ))*Welcome to the forum.

No offence taken...other than I just thought I should put you straight that I am an evil little sister not brother  L0L

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« Reply #43 on: October 10, 2010, 11:37:58 PM »
So Scotty is a girl,  Nemesis is a girl ....   and Barbiroli, (as in Sir John Barbiroli) is a girl ......what a strange cyber world we live in. :paranoid:



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« Reply #44 on: October 11, 2010, 08:23:07 AM »
And Yorkie is a bar of chocolate!!!    _))*