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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mottie, 19 Feb 2020.

  1. Brigadier

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    Raleigh? Blast from the past!
    IMHO, they seriously need an advertising / promotional drive, as they have gone from household name to invisible.
    If I was on WWTBAM and had a free go, I'd have gone for them having gone t!ts up years (if not decades) ago....
     
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  3. Mottie

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    Had a nice trip out today to Whitstable with Mrs Mottie and our dog. I wish I’d had taken my trunks - the water looked lovely and I’ve never seen so many people swimming in the sea in this country. Had a nice lunch in the Lobster Shack - a Lobster Thermidor each and I had 6 oysters. I hope they work better than the last half dozen I had - only 4 worked - Mrs Mottie was well upset. :rolleyes: On the way home we had just come out of the Dartford tunnel and we saw the fly past of Hurricanes and Spitfires that were heading for the site of the old Hornchurch aerodrome. On another note, it was exactly 42 years today that the stars were all in alignment and I met a young Mrs Mottie-to-be, in Talk of the South nightclub in Southend on Sea. :love:

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  4. EddieM

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    Only tried oysters once, and it will only be once *shudder*
     
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    Out in the garden with SWMBO having a few Hoegaardens.24 degrees at the moment.
     
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    Today am trying to make something that I can attach to a cat collar, giving out our details. Want to know if the black cat that is hanging around homeless. He was coming in the house until we got a chip cat flap, but he's still around and has been for a few weeks. He's underweight, coat not so glossy and still 'intact'. The last couple of days we've given him food - he eats anything and a lot of it. 2-3 sachets at night in one sitting.

    He is also very affectionate, lots of headbuts and purrs and importantly our cat doesn't seem to mind him around - even tried to get him to play the other night :)

    So... if nobody gets in touch with the collar or social media, we'll take him to the vet to see if been chipped and check his health. If after all this and he's not claimed we may see if we can adopt him and get him looked after properly, if our cat doesn't react badly to him inside.
     
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  7. Mottie

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    Today I’ve fitted two new smoke detectors and a CO detector. Oh, and repaired my daughters lamp that she brought over for me to fix. Full on electrical installation and repair day.....:rolleyes:
     
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    Sounds like he's not being looked after very well if he does have an owner. I'd take him to the vet to check for a chip and if he hasn't got one just adopt him. Good on you. Me and the squaw have fed and adopted countless moggies over the years. We've just found homes for a batch of four kittens found in a bush. A friend of a friend has had two and we've had the other two.
     
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    Those pods need coming off otherwise he'll be spraying his advertising all over the place. Irresistible to a female in season but stinks to high heaven.
     
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    Today's new Raleigh bikes aren't proper Raleighs as we knew them. A consortium bought the name when Raleigh, Nottingham packed up (the main Raleigh factory at Crown Island, Nottingham was demolished a few years ago and is now student flats). Modern Raleighs are assembled at a factory in Eastwood, Notts from parts manufactured in Taiwan, China, Vietnam and other places. The quality isn't great.
     
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    Good on you too - that's fab, esp over the kittens :) - need a photo!! :)


    Just joined local lost and found on social media, will put up a pic and give it the weekend before we take it to the vets. In a way, I hope he's not claimed because as you said, he's not being looked after well. At least we are now feeding him and the weekend weather is warm (plus we have an outside cat house he can use) and it's another couple of days gaining his trust so we can catch him!
    Yes, we would get those nuts taken off asap! He is already a sprayer, when he came indoors (when I was out) he sprayed a couple of times. Our last boy sprayed occasionally too, even though he was neutered as a youngster. They can do it when they feel threatened in their own home/want to make claim and yes, stinks. More than that though, I've seen the result of male cats fighting each other and they fight nasty.
     
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    First time we tried them was in Australia, we were at a Chilean workmates house at a pre wedding do, oysters were served with chopped onion & lemon, never looked back we were down at the fish markets twice a month, last time was at a Loch Fyne fish place in Leith last year
     
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    Had a close call at work, running some armoured cable through a workspace for craft/arts company, there are several areas that are rented to various individuals, I pushed the end of the armoured around a partition and heard a crash, unknown to me a photographer had set up to take some promo shots, part of the set was an old door leaning against a radiator which had fallen over narrowly missing her and some very expensive camera kit
     
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    Ah prune puree the rocket fuel for little uns. Constipated is he? My son was often bunged up as a baby and toddler. Fresh orange juice with some brown sugar in it in his beaker produced spectacular results.
     
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    He was, but that was six months ago! Loose as a goose now. :LOL:
     
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    Just back from a morning ride, glorious views, watched a kestrel hunting on the common, stopped outside my favourite cafe which has been closed since lockdown, was looking at the notice on the door when the owner opened up, cappuccino in the sun, followed a charm of goldfinch along the lane flying from bush to bush, quick rest at the Alpacas fast asleep, necks intertwined, home for another coffee & shortbread
     
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