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1st ade

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1st ade last won the day on April 24 2016

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  • Birthday 18/03/63

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  1. Road and Canal atlas

    "Alexa, turn the page"...... "Alexa...... show me the grease nipple" I knew there was a use for voice control somewhere (just not anywhere near me please!)
  2. Looks like Reindeer

    I can take them or leave them (which possibly also describes my attitude to Christmas...) However, Mrs 1st Ade likes them and getting new ones would free up some time [I don't "do" woodwork, electrics yes; plumbing if I have to; setting up a local gigabit network with DHCP and web proxy, piece of P!$$ but not wood or anything "arty"]
  3. Looks like Reindeer

    I know it's a bit early, apologies Just before last Christmas we bought two hand made reindeer's from a boat moored by the Galleon pub in Old Wolverton. See pictures below. We didn't get the name of the boat or the chap who made them and we haven't seen him since. Does anyone recognise them, know who made them and (most importantly) whether he is likely to be back this year. Reason for asking; they have weathered well over the summer but are now looking a little tacky and want to know if I need to tidy them up a bit or buy two new ones!
  4. Attn 119316 Whole Lotta Rosie

    This morning - broadside across canal and held by one rope on an aft cleat. With the kind donation by a canal side resident of some baler twine; re-secured as best possible. Now sports an envelope from C&RT...
  5. Friday joke

    My wife and I went to the cattle auction the other week and one of the first exhibits we stopped at was the breeding bulls. We went up to the first pen and there was a sign attached that said, 'THIS BULL MATED 50 TIMES LAST YEAR' My wife playfully nudged me in the ribs ......smiled and said, 'He mated 50 times last year, that's almost once a week.' We walked to the second pen which had a sign attached that said, ''THIS BULL MATED 150 TIMES LAST YEAR' My wife gave me a healthy jab and said, 'WOW~~That's more than twice a week ! ...........You could learn a lot from him.' We walked to the third pen and it had a sign attached that said, in capital letters, 'THIS BULL MATED 365 TIMES LAST YEAR' My wife was so excited that her elbow nearly broke my ribs, and said, 'That's once a day ..You could REALLY learn something from this one.' I looked at her and said, 'Go over and ask him if every time was with the same old cow.' My condition has been upgraded from critical to stable and I should eventually make a full recovery.
  6. If you own, or know who owns 119316 believed to be named "Whole Lotta Rosie" and moored on the Grand Union you might want to check / ask them to check mooring lines. I've re-tied as best I can without having spare rope of my own.
  7. I can think of numerous examples where this has not been the case, ranging from canal facilities to churches via public houses and greyhound stadiums...
  8. As I said - I'm not asking you to complain; I'm asking you to read and do what you think fit (and, as others have observed, restoration as housing might be preferable to falling into the canal...)
  9. Mods - please delete if inappropriate or move if in wrong place. Attached is a request from Marple Local History Society. I'm not telling (or even asking) you to respond as requested but please read and do as you see fit. Apart from the points raised, I have two concerns (I grew up in Marple from 1971 to 1984 and still visit roughly monthly) The mooring space for New Horizons; the trip boat for the less able bodied is being much reduced. I remember this boat being launched by Prince Charles and surely those less fortunate than us deserve a decent space to board, not shoved into a corner. If this development goes ahead I give it six months before the new residents apply to CRT to stop those "obnoxious boaters" making use of the mooring rings opposite our nice new home. The fact that people have moored there for decades will not matter; I don't want to look out of my house and see boaters who have just conquered Marple flight tied up while they do a little shopping, let alone visit the Ring o'bells just beyond the next bridge. 170908 Newsletter v3.0 .pdf
  10. Peak Forest Canal

    I think the right hand wall is visibly bowed (and it's not just a distortion in the lens) As Cheshire Cat says, there are sinkholes by the ladder, one can be seen between the orange mesh and the white bollard (and on several other locks in the flight as well...) I
  11. Friday joke

    Just walked down a street where the house numbers were 64K, 128K, 256K, 512K & 1MB. Well, that was a trip down memory lane
  12. Offset prop shaft

    I suspect a pass as it's not in the list of things to check!
  13. Zanussi Hot fill washer - not a boat

    Like this https://www.toolstation.com/shop/p81426?mkwid=seYvHbnQy_dc&pcrid=142003768299&pkw=&pmt=&product=81426&gclid=Cj0KCQjw557NBRC9ARIsAHJvVVOMuVu_ If buying loose from somewhere like B&Q (other outlets are available) check that the sealing washer is still there in the bit you tighten up; people tend to nick them to fix leaks in existing hoses!
  14. Zanussi Hot fill washer - not a boat

    It'll work but you need a "Y" adaptor to feed cold water into both hoses (otherwise it will sit there with the hot water valve open on some wash cycles waiting until it sees H2O) Call me - you know the number...
  15. Why is it so hard to buy diesel?

    The poo from an elephant used regularly to transfer diesel should be more than "... good fuel for the stove"! Instant Fire-lighters would be nearer the mark!