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gazmando



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have had a look on Amazon black Friday deals but there never seems to be anything I want and things aren't massively cheaper anyway.
Went to the sales once in Peterborough with my friend Wendy from work and it was just loads of Asian women desperately rummaging through the clothes racks oblivious to anyone else.
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Colin



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

With home electronics it should be borne in mind that the main brands have their new product announcements at CES in Las Vegas in early January so many of the "super deals" are with lines that are in run-out anyway as the distribution chain makes space for new lines. As such, many of these deals will be funded by the brand owners themselves, who may also be paying promotion costs too. I know from my own contacts that Panasonic and JVC have to reduce their main warehouse stock levels dramatically ahead of new product announcements.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where has this year gone. It's just flown by.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll agree with you there Mark!

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="mark occomore"]Where has this year gone. It's just flown by.[/quote

They say that's a sign of getting old Mark - but my 17 year old son says exactly the same so I'm not so sure about that theory

I prefer my own one - namely that we are all so busy these days that nobody ever has enough time to relax Sad
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
I prefer my own one - namely that we are all so busy these days that nobody ever has enough time to relax Sad


I wouldn't say "no one". I do!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Colin"]
ruddlescat wrote:
I prefer my own one - namely that we are all so busy these days that nobody ever has enough time to relax Sad


I wouldn't say "no one". I do![/quote

Well OK Colin - I'll qualify my comment - only the rich,successful and well heeled Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
Well OK Colin - I'll qualify my comment - only the rich,successful and well heeled Laughing


And also me, as it happens! Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I followed a car the other day - into a local retail park. I had to see who was driving as the number plate was " COLBY" Confused
Nah, couldn't be I thought but I followed it for half a mile just to see never the less.
It was a woman driving.. and we're a way from M.K. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SantaFefan wrote:
I followed a car the other day - into a local retail park. I had to see who was driving as the number plate was " COLBY" Confused
Nah, couldn't be I thought but I followed it for half a mile just to see never the less.
It was a woman driving.. and we're a way from M.K. Laughing


Definitely not me, Santa. I wouldn't waste my money on that stuff. Somebody local to me owns "LFC 1" though - an envy of Liverpool FC supporters, no doubt!

Not so unlikely that we'd be over your way though as we have a holiday caravan on the west Norfolk coast (OK, still a bit of a way, but hey!)

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Colin"]
SantaFefan wrote:
I followed a car the other day - into a local retail park. I had to see who was driving as the number plate was " COLBY" Confused
Nah, couldn't be I thought but I followed it for half a mile just to see never the less.
It was a woman driving.. and we're a way from M.K. Laughing


Definitely not me, Santa. I wouldn't waste my money on that stuff. Somebody local to me owns "LFC 1" though - an envy of Liverpool FC supporters, no doubt!

Not so unlikely that we'd be over your way though as we have a holiday caravan on the west Norfolk coast (OK, still a bit of a way, but hey!)

Smile[/quote

I'll make them an offer for that plate Colin - that is if they want to sell it - we Liverpool supporters are to be found all over the world including apparently even in MK Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Colin"]
SantaFefan wrote:
I followed a car the other day - into a local retail park. I had to see who was driving as the number plate was " COLBY" Confused
Nah, couldn't be I thought but I followed it for half a mile just to see never the less.
It was a woman driving.. and we're a way from M.K. Laughing


Definitely not me, Santa. I wouldn't waste my money on that stuff. Somebody local to me owns "LFC 1" though - an envy of Liverpool FC supporters, no doubt!

Not so unlikely that we'd be over your way though as we have a holiday caravan on the west Norfolk coast (OK, still a bit of a way, but hey!)

Smile[/quote

I'll make them an offer for that plate Colin - that is if they want to sell it - we Liverpool supporters are to be found all over the world including apparently even in MK Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Ruds, I have to be careful how I word this because I don't want to be accused of being a superior smart-arse, but the trick with the quotes is to place a closing bracket on the last closing tag!

Posted as a public service!!! Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done Colin - I wouldn't dream of suggesting you were a smart arse - I''m getting a bit older these days and my memory is clearly deteriorating - hells teeth Its probably the first signs of Altsheimers Disease Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've always said I wouldn't waste money on a private plate but... just after buying my Mustang, I scanned the DVLA site and found GT 07 MUZ, which is what it is.
To my surprise the price - including transfer was 185!
So I have it my car.. Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was teaching digital video editing to a bunch of 20 year-olds the other day. One of them asked: "How long have you been editing video then?" to which I replied "Since 1973 as a student but not until 1976 professionally".

One of them went "Bloody hell........... that's YEARS ago. How do you still remember?"

Cheeky git.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember splicing our cine films on a little hand wound editor... Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SantaFefan wrote:
I remember splicing our cine films on a little hand wound editor... Laughing


I have one of those! It's downstairs under the stairs!!! Dual format - Std-8 and Super-8, I'll have you know.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember thinking how good that little screen looked and how much better the image was being condensed.
I still have most of our cine set up and the films... should have had them transferred years ago!
I must plug my Eumig projector in one of these days to see if it still works... I can see myself in short trousers again and mum backing the Consul convertible in and out of the garage over and over! Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you ever get time, you must visit the Projected Picture Trust, whose museum and conservation workshop is based within Bletchley Park here in MK. PPT is run by enthusiastic volunteers, many of whom are old boys who have all worked in the cinema projection business. They have hundreds of working specimens - some of which date back to the earliest days of cinema.

See: http://www.ppttrust.org
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Merry Christmas to all.

Hope everyone has a lovely time!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Merry Christmas everyone!

Hope the weather won't spoil anything where you are either.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's nice and bright here. Blue sky and dry. Ideal for walking down to the pub later!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy Christmas to everyone, and just for Colin here is a festive grammatical error for you to enjoy. Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do'nt get me going on misplaced apostrophe's!!! Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw one last year that stated there were "Christmas Reefs" for sale. Sadly I was not quite quick enough to get a picture of that one.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy Christmas everyone.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wishing everyone on here a very merry Christmas (despite the weather) & a great 2014.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes a very Happy Christmas to all current members former members and viewers of this forum from all at Ruddles Towers

May your turkey be plumptious and your sprouts not too soggy and have a great time Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I hope you all have a good Christmas and a happy, healthy 2014.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just in case anyone is interested, Here's how far Father Christmas has got: http://www.noradsanta.org/
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy Christmas all.. I can't believe this year has passed so quickly! Shocked I'm off for a walk soon with m' Newf wearing her Christmas bell collar... that's her not me.
Happy Christmas Rachel.. hope you're OK and we'll see you back here soon. Razz
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SantaFefan wrote:
I'm off for a walk soon with m' Newf wearing her Christmas bell collar... that's her not me.


I did wonder if it was the dog taking YOU for a walk! Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Merry xmas all, have a good one
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