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Old 10th October 2019, 07:50 AM
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Lol Ray

I'm much the same when someone new sees the S8 - first the compliment, then 'how big is the engine' then always 'I bet that doesn't do much to the gallon?'

Really? Just look at it! I literally don't care how much fuel it uses

I get that sort of response too MJ, always makes me laugh, conversation usually along the lines of:

"What's that then, a 3 litre?"

"No, it's a 5.2 litre V10"

"Oh, I bet that's thirsty??"

"How very insightful of you, can't say I've noticed"

Sounds like an amazing trip Ray, I always enjoy your ventures, I hope I'm half as active if I ever get near your age. Gillsland Hall Hotel is about an hour from me, that's a lovely area of the North East. I look forward to updates on that trip too, wasn't this the one where you were smothered in young ladies last year?
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Old 10th October 2019, 09:07 AM
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I get that sort of response too MJ, always makes me laugh, conversation usually along the lines of:

"What's that then, a 3 litre?"

"No, it's a 5.2 litre V10"

"Oh, I bet that's thirsty??"

"How very insightful of you, can't say I've noticed"

Sounds like an amazing trip Ray, I always enjoy your ventures, I hope I'm half as active if I ever get near your age. Gillsland Hall Hotel is about an hour from me, that's a lovely area of the North East. I look forward to updates on that trip too, wasn't this the one where you were smothered in young ladies last year?
"what's it like on petrol?"

It loves it!
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Old 10th October 2019, 10:26 AM
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"what's it like on petrol?"

It loves it!
Pretty much sums it up mate
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Jobs done so far - Inlet manifold gutted , ATE discs and pads all round, front grille, foglight units and foglight grilles, Longlife tailpipes fitted and centre silencers removed, wheels refurbished, fan jet washers, overhauled compressor, 15mm spacers fitted, plus many more...

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They are just jealous and try to find a negative and and excuse why they have not got one.
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I arrived home in Wigan at 20:00 last night, Thursday 10/10/2019. Needless to say, I was knacked. Had to unpack and repack for today's trip.

I was held up on the M25 and M42 but considering the time of day, nothing unusual. All in all a very good trip. Managed three full days with my "Nephew" and his group. I knew that they all knew me and who Gwen and I were, but have only realised during this trip how much they like me. Not only the players but the rigging team, English truck driver and technical guys as well. Even the German Chef and coach driver were all over me. The agency rep produced an all areas special pass for me and they fed and watered me. Felt like a man of substance.
So you Queen fans; Google "onenightofqueen", and Gary Mullen and The Works will appear. Look up the gig dates and get your tickets. If anyone does attend a gig, let me know before hand so that I can try and organise to see you there. If I'm there and you are lucky I might be able to organise a back stage meet, no promise but a possibility.


Back to today, 10 passengers only so left the large coaches at the garage and I'm using a 17 seater mini. Quite nice, certainly not what you would think. Problem was that I had to collect each of them and on Sunday's return I'll have take them home. Warrington, St Helens, Billinge, Wigan and Darwen. Think I know my way around Lancashire now!!!!!!
Nice area here and the staff know me now and have given me a better than average room, in fact a double with a view.


Petrol costs in Europe. I'll dig up some of the receipts and post them later next week. I'll also post a few photos taken in Germany. I'm a bit busy the rest of this month with various commitments. I do not recommend retirement.
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