Big thanks to @Tripper
The parcel having seemingly gone from PA, to NY, then London, then NY again arrived on my doorstep today.
Sadly the model Skoda Octavia got knocked about needed some gluing.
All fixed and is actually the same model (Octavia), bodystyle (liftback) and colour (race blue metallic) and even the wheels (17" Rotate Areo alloy wheels) are correct.
Also, the cakes are pretty good. I thought the Mike and Ike Original Fruits would be like our Fruit Pastilles but they aren't sugared and taste like a cross between a Jelly Baby and a Fruit Pastille.
Thanks again mate.
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Just want to say a big thank you to Tripper
Big thanks to @Tripper
New build order for a Skoda Octavia liftback SE L 1.5TSi manual went in today, got about £2,000+ off.
The Superb, while would of been nice to stay with would of cost £5,000+ more.
Had wanted Velvet Red Metallic which was going to cost £975, but saw the Race Blue Metallic and got it for free instead of the asking price of £595.
So having a free nice blue instead of a £975 red, I'm okay with letting my pocket win out.
Similar vehicle in colour and spec.
Nice half leather and alcantara mix interior.
Dashboard infotainment (tablet) screen.
Nice feature of a usb port to power a dash cam.
Strangely the electric tailgate isn't a thing. Apparently there is five microprocessor's just for the tailgate and with the shortage of chips right now. They've resorted to (dog pull) manual closing tailgate.
Not sure if it was you that liked the metallic green of old but sadly discontinued. Skoda has brought back a green, they are calling Hyper Green.
Some people say English is difficult....
I say it's fun.
Name given for the condition that makes reading, writing and spelling difficult.
Name given for people who find it difficult to say the letter 'S'.
Name given for the condition of people who have a fear of long words.
ARE YOU F'ING READY FOR THIS!?
Seriously, that's a word. A real f'ing word.
Any way, I'm going to try and get some sleep. I got woken earlier to the sound of my bulimic neighbour throwing up. I banged on the wall back and shouted, 'oy, keep It down'.
As if today wasn't bad enough. I came back from the acupuncturist and found my voodoo doll dead.
I thought I'd read a book to help me sleep. Found a book on Stockholm Syndrome, it started badly but in the end I loved it.
Well, I'm at dad's funeral.
It starts at 11am (15 minutes), still not sure how I feel.
It's going to be a short day but a very awkward one too.
Thankfully I've plenty of Irish whiskey at home.
EDIT: thank you to everyone for their thoughts and condolences.
I came away after the service, which started at 11am and I was home by quarter to 12.
Being a dick, but not being a dick.
Helen, the neighbour who let me clean her car yesterday.
Well amongst other things we got talking about Fruit Pastilles, flavoured medium soft jellied sweets dusted in sugar granules, after mentioning how I found a random one in a random place in the cabin of the car.
Both decided the black ones (blackcurrant) was the best flavour. Then I mentioned you can buy the black and red (strawberry) ones separate from the rest.
She was quite surprised and further surprised when I said they come in dessert flavours (Cherry Bakewell, Blueberry Pie, Apple Crumble and Mango Sorbet).
So I thought Id get her them and some more, (Maynards Fruit Smoothie Jellies, Fruit Skittles Chewies without the shell, Maynards Jelly Baries 'Chicks' (easter chick form of the standard baby shape)) and because she had a long day the other day, a small bottle of prsecco.
But I'm not a total dick to give her just a small bottle of prosecco, I got her a large one too.
Well, 42nd trip around the sun today.
That is all really. Just another day.
It's 9pm and I'm off to bed, up at 1am to get ready for work.
May go for my covid booster on Tuesday rather than after work tomorrow.
Oh, one more thing.
A local business car detailer, wrapper, etc... has a new puppa.
He's so bloody cute.
Just, joe king
A woman awakes during the night to find that her husband is not in bed. She puts on her robe and goes downstairs to look for him. She finds him sitting at the kitchen table with a hot cup of coffee in front of him. He appears to be in deep thought, just staring at the wall. She watches as he wipes a tear from his eye and takes a sip of his coffee.
'What's the matter, dear' she whispers as she steps into the room, 'Why are you down here at this time of night
The husband looks up from his coffee, 'It's the 20th Anniversary of the day we met'.
She can't believe he has remembered and starts to tear up.
The husband continues, 'Do you remember 20 years ago when we started dating, I was 18 and you were only 16,' he says solemnly.
Once again, the wife is touched to tears. 'Yes, I do' she replies.
The husband pauses The words were not coming easily. 'Do you remember when your father caught us in the back seat of my car'
'Yes, I remember' said the wife, lowering herself into the chair beside him.
The husband continued. 'Do you remember when he shoved the shotgun in my face and said, "Either you marry my daughter or I will send you to prison for 20 years'
'I remember that, too' she replied softly.
He wiped another tear from his cheek and said "I would have gotten out today."
Long four and a half hours.
Former colleague's 2012 Ford Fiesta zetec S, 1.6TDCi.
The owner hasn't had the car properly cleaned in the four and a half years she's had it. She has two little kids and three little pug dogs.
Underneath the child seats in the back.
Boot, covered all over with dog hairs. Took one and a half hours just to get 90% of hairs out.
Front passenger seat, marked from letting dogs sit on the front seats.
After a quick shampoo and scrub.
Rear seats scrubbed too.
Christmas dinner served
Turkey so tender I can't cut it any thinner without falling apart, pigs in blankets, chipolattas, sage and onion stuffing balls, honey roast parsnips, carrot and swede mash, Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes, mash potato, cranberry sauce and turkey with cranberry sauce gravy.
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RE: I'm off to bed, but first....
I've always said (for whatever it's worth, which probably ain't much as I've never won big) that if I did win big I'd give £50,000 to each person I know and cared about.
A U.K. couple won the Euromillions of £184,000,000.
If I'd won that, I'd be giving a lot more than £50,000 to certain people.
Here's a question for you. Do you pay tax on lottery winnings in Canada, as we don't here in the U.K. (though you'd pay tax on the interest of the winnings).
RE: Finished work, went home, got changed, filled the car up with my crap...
Quick look and they go from £200 to about £1,000 (looks like some are up to £1,600, but most have discounts down to £1,000).
But the upper price is for a full system, that's from birth to four years old.
Maxi-Cosi Adorra Luxe stroller
Maxi-Cosi Oria Luxe Carrycot
Maxi-Cosi Pebble 360 Luxe infant car seat
Maxi-Cosi FamilyFix 360 Base