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by Yorick
Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: UFO Sightings
Replies: 17
Views: 76

Re: UFO Sightings

Count Steer wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:30 pm Is the Cold War over? I thought we'd made it through the group stage and got China in the semis. :eh:
We're playing in the "It's quite hot today " War :)
by Yorick
Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: Retirement, where are you going ? or not ?
Replies: 106
Views: 585

Re: Retirement, where are you going ? or not ?

I'm assuming you're not including the lot that came over in 1066? They came to rape and pillage, not to buy a cottage by the sea. They did a cracking job on the pillage. Their descendants own half the UK - like Hugh Grosvenor, 7th Duke of Westminster (net worth £10bn+). I think we should ask for Br...
by Yorick
Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: Retirement, where are you going ? or not ?
Replies: 106
Views: 585

Re: Retirement, where are you going ? or not ?

Potter wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:19 pm
Yorick wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:09 pm
Are we all too old to go raping and pillaging?
I'm trying to cut down on it lately.
I could manage a bit next Tuesday.
by Yorick
Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: UFO Sightings
Replies: 17
Views: 76

Re: UFO Sightings

I once saw a Bobby's helmet blow off in a strong wind :)
by Yorick
Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: Retirement, where are you going ? or not ?
Replies: 106
Views: 585

Re: Retirement, where are you going ? or not ?

Potter wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:06 pm
weeksy wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:59 pm
They came to rape and pillage, not to buy a cottage by the sea.
Bit like an 18-30 holiday of Brits heading off to Spain then :lol:
Are we all too old to go raping and pillaging?
by Yorick
Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: Retirement, where are you going ? or not ?
Replies: 106
Views: 585

Re: Retirement, where are you going ? or not ?

I spent a goodly part of August in the UK (gutted - August is glorious out here) but needs must when COVIds has spoilt your travel arrangements for two years .... I'd forgotten how grey and miserable and cold it could get in August! August FFS! Few people in the UK retire and go North after all ......
by Yorick
Mon Sep 20, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: Retirement, where are you going ? or not ?
Replies: 106
Views: 585

Re: Retirement, where are you going ? or not ?

One thing I have gleaned from all my travels, and I said it on another thread, the world seems to be a better place when the sun is shining, those 5 month long grey skies in the UK really do bugger up your mood. So whilst you take your happiness/sadness with you, it's definitely easier to get out o...
by Yorick
Mon Sep 20, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: Retirement, where are you going ? or not ?
Replies: 106
Views: 585

Re: Retirement, where are you going ? or not ?

Wherever you are you're still going to be the same bloke looking back at yourself in the mirror every morning. Well my mirror must be on the blink 'cos the bloke looking back looks older and much less buff than me. :cry: My mirror is much better than yours :obscene-birdiedoublered: :banana-dance:
by Yorick
Mon Sep 20, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: utterly random picture thread.
Replies: 1381
Views: 96680

Re: utterly random picture thread.

https://scontent-lhr8-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/242314693_1738685199663353_3306543759431454449_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=ZWTPCrU2GiYAX9mtEtI&tn=p2mz7c-pLOCgIeAD&_nc_ht=scontent-lhr8-2.xx&oh=65390c175197b635d25b62f311acb5e6&oe=616E6C1F Nidge and we...
by Yorick
Mon Sep 20, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Motorbike chat
Topic: Quality of new Japanese motorcycles
Replies: 11
Views: 72

Re: Quality of new Japanese motorcycles

When they build and sell budget bikes, they could offer better versions?
I'm sure that if they offered a better version that works properly for 500-1000 extra then it would sell? And the resale price would be higher?
by Yorick
Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: Retirement, where are you going ? or not ?
Replies: 106
Views: 585

Re: Retirement, where are you going ? or not ?

gremlin wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:55 am
Yorick wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:40 am

Sorry, our appt is fully booked.
And a considerable distance from Italy.
Good :obscene-birdiedoublered:
by Yorick
Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: Retirement, where are you going ? or not ?
Replies: 106
Views: 585

Re: Retirement, where are you going ? or not ?

I think if a volcano erupted on the Isle of Wight it might make the news here, obviously some way down if a celebrity had been mildly insulted. I love watching as it shows you how our own island was created. You're on some of the freshest rock in Europe, I'm on some of the oldest, Lewisian gneiss. ...
by Yorick
Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Motorbike chat
Topic: Quality of new Japanese motorcycles
Replies: 11
Views: 72

Re: Quality of new Japanese motorcycles

weeksy wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:47 am
Yorick wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:45 am Sports bikes work great out of the box.
Not everyone either wants a sportsbike or indeed are able to bend in the right places to ride one.
Of course. Just a shame they don't make other bikes work properly.
by Yorick
Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: Retirement, where are you going ? or not ?
Replies: 106
Views: 585

Re: Retirement, where are you going ? or not ?

You don't get this sort of excitement in Suffolk https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-58620555 All over the news here. I think if a volcano erupted on the Isle of Wight it might make the news here, obviously some way down if a celebrity had been mildly insulted. I love watching as it shows you h...
by Yorick
Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Motorbike chat
Topic: Quality of new Japanese motorcycles
Replies: 11
Views: 72

Re: Quality of new Japanese motorcycles

Every time someone on here buys a mid priced bike they spend lots of time and money getting suspension and fuelling sorted. CBA with all that.

Sports bikes work great out of the box.
by Yorick
Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: Retirement, where are you going ? or not ?
Replies: 106
Views: 585

Re: Retirement, where are you going ? or not ?

Le_Fromage_Grande wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:39 am You don't get this sort of excitement in Suffolk

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-58620555
All over the news here.
by Yorick
Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: Retirement, where are you going ? or not ?
Replies: 106
Views: 585

Re: Retirement, where are you going ? or not ?

Officially I don't retire for 9 years and as M-i-L is 90 now and F-i-L 86 and step Dad 85 they'll probably be gone by the time we retire so we should be free to do it. But, we may have Grandkids by then and we'd like to be involved with them? When i had kids my Wife stayed at home, but nowadays bot...
by Yorick
Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: Retirement, where are you going ? or not ?
Replies: 106
Views: 585

Re: Retirement, where are you going ? or not ?

Never ever. Not even for a second. I hated the British weather. I don't hate it... mostly i love it. It's just about 'right' and days like today for example, it's perfect... low 20s... sunny and not a cloud in the sky... I can even accept spring and autumn mostly, but at times we have weeks and wee...
by Yorick
Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: Retirement, where are you going ? or not ?
Replies: 106
Views: 585

Re: Retirement, where are you going ? or not ?

Count Steer wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:41 am Anecdotal stuff:
Everyone I know that has moved to live abroad has, at one time or another, thought about coming back.
Never ever. Not even for a second. I hated the British weather.
by Yorick
Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: Retirement, where are you going ? or not ?
Replies: 106
Views: 585

Re: Retirement, where are you going ? or not ?

I used to go back each year to see folk, but after first day I was bored.

So now they come see us :)