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Old 4th October 2019, 07:54 AM
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I do not know of any other in this colour.
The attention it receives from Audi staff whenever I visit stealers in Germany or UK lends me to believe that it is at least very unusual.
I can imagine, It's certainly a head turner. Most D4s I've seen on the road are black
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Old 6th October 2019, 08:41 PM
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Just received the EndfOfShow photos from Kassel and Halle.
Sadly the Kassel one missed me by one person but the Halle got me good.
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Old 7th October 2019, 08:19 AM
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Just received the EndfOfShow photos from Kassel and Halle.
Sadly the Kassel one missed me by one person but the Halle got me good.
Found you, front right

That was like a game of Where's Wally ... who, funnily enough, appears to be there too, about half way back, near the centre.
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Old 7th October 2019, 08:42 AM
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Found you, front right

That was like a game of Where's Wally ... who, funnily enough, appears to be there too, about half way back, near the centre.

Strange how there are always a "Wally" or two at these gigs.
Full on rock concert and they sit there with their arms folded looking sour whilst everyone else is up jigging about and having fun.
Gary tells them they might as well be at home watching the TV.
Then you have folk in wheelchairs giving it their best. At Kassel I managed to get two wheelchair bound ladies to the front and they had a whale of a time. Wouldn't stop thanking me for getting them there.
In the Halle photo the boy in red on my right is the son of the cook travelling with the band. The two girls on my left are Emilia and Fabienne, great grandaughters of Brigitte, my friend of 60 years. They call me Opa Ray. Just part of my extended family. Shots like this make me realise how lucky I am and also how large my extended family is.
I know I have lost the major part with the passing of Gwen but in the big picture I consider myself rather lucky.
I'd better get off my soapbox.
Start the journey home tomorrow, Tuesday. Gary gig in Hagen and stay there overnight. Wednesday travel to Valkenburg near Maastricht and overnight with friends. Thursday catch the 18:20 train off Calais and should be home well before midnight.
Friday back to work, three day tour in Gilslands Hall hotel with a line dancing group.
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You never cease to amaze me Ray. I do hope I'm half as capable as you if I make it to your age!
Me too looks like a great trip Ray
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Old 8th October 2019, 07:50 AM
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Strange how there are always a "Wally" or two at these gigs.
Full on rock concert and they sit there with their arms folded looking sour whilst everyone else is up jigging about and having fun.
I meant the guy in the middle:



Just needs the Wally hat to complete the costume
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Old 9th October 2019, 01:30 PM
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After brekkie this morning drove from Germany into Holland and did no go above 80MPH, honest. Must be having a melt down.
Arrived in Valkenburg and Theo, the previous owner was waiting for me. Booked in and had a walk round town for old times sake. Gwen loved it here. Can be a bit busy but out of season is nice, during the day anyway. We're having dinner in town tonight and seeing as Bianca is a town councillor as well as a majistrate we will have a lot of company.
I'm catching the 18:20 off Calais tomorrow evening so should be home before midnight.
Had to come back; I'm driving a Line Dancing tour on Friday for the weekend.
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What is the fuel price like in EU Ray with Brexit on the table?
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What is the fuel price like in EU Ray with Brexit on the table?

To be honest I hav'nt bothered looking at price, if I need it I have to buy it where I am at that time. Driving miles to save pennies or tanking up at the half empty point because it might be more expensive tomorrow is in my mind a load of rowlocks.
I'll need fuel tomorrow in France, or maybe Belgium so I'l try to take note, but no promises. Don't hold your breath 'cos I can't be arsed.
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Old 10th October 2019, 07:08 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

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