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David K

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How much....

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 17:40

My first new car was bought in 1978, a Morris Marina.... circa Red Robbo & tea-break strikes at British Leyland. Mine turned out to be what was referred at the time as a 'Friday Car'......absolute rubbish! 

Wasn't funny at the time, but as the years have moved on, I suppose this tale has a funny side.

The windscreen leaked from the onset, to extent that the foot wells had a couple of inches of water in them most of the time. Each week for ages, I returned it to the garage (under the terms of the so called warranty) for the leak to be fixed.....sadly it never was. During one of these many visits I confronted the mechanic, asking why don't you fix it?  He replied 'it's supposed to leak, that's why they named it Marina'. 

How much....

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 15:11
pansyface wrote (see)

I've never owned a car but my first motorbike cost £5.00 (pre MOT days) and I got a nice boyfriend to restore it for me.


Not sure what year it was, but I do remember (in my teens) having an 'NSU Quickly'...49cc & German made. Anyone remember those?

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 14:01

They should be fine, Lily....the cold won't bother them. It would be a good idea not to let them dry-out at the roots....a common problem when planted against a wall.

Good luck.

PS, the wall will retain warmth, this will be emitted during the night, so that will help.

How much....

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 13:56
BobTheGardener wrote (see)

Mine was a motercycle which I bought for £100 in about 1978 and sold five years later for.. £150!


Had lots of motor cycles, Bob....think the first one was a BSA A7 500cc twin (1959) costing around £300.

How much....

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 13:52

Awwww.... I passed my driving test in a new Morris 1100, Dove.  Driving lessons were £5 for a double lesson.

How much....

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 13:46

......did you pay for your first car?

Hunting through some old paperwork this morning I found the following invoice:

'One second hand Morris Minor as seen, tried and approved.

£40. 0. 0. +  £3. .0 .0 for work carried out to pass MOT inspection.


Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 21:43

Philippa - as you probably know, yellow sweet peas are the ones that have thus far eluded sweet pea breeders and (as I see it) this chloranthus as an attempt to address the issue and is still an experimental project.....for what it's worth, I have no knowledge of growing them.


Camera Corner

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 21:23


Camera Corner

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 21:18

 Great shots everyone.

The evening skies looked rather angry here tonight.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 14:02

Chicky - the secateurs I use are like this:

As I said, they're operated singlehanded and grip whatever you're cutting.


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