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About Tipex

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  • Birthday 02/24/1977

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  1. This must sound fantastic!!!!

    Imagine what it would sound like with two of the V10's from the LFA, Lexus has missed a trick there!
  2. Golf TDI 06 won't lock, drivers door open fault

    It'll be a faulty micro switch in the door latch, car doesn't know door is closed, quite a common VAG issue in that era.
  3. 2017 Fitness Thread

    As for nuts, they are very high in sins for slimming world, so personally I find I can't eat enough of them to feel satisfied so just don't bother.
  4. 2017 Fitness Thread

    For a savoury snack I like popcorn, never liked sweet popcorn, only salted, but you have to be careful if you buy it ready popped as some are popped in oil and the flavourings can be bad too. I have a silicone popcorn maker, just pour in the kernels, 2:20 in the microwave, then add salt to taste, delicious and zero slimming world sins. If you like Twiglets you're on to a winner as well, again zero sins according to slimming world, I've eaten buckets of them since starting the dietary change.
  5. 2017 Fitness Thread

    Myself and the mrs started Slimming World back in October, well kind of. I'm not interested in going to fat club and I've no desire to talk to other people for 'motivation' and I'd rather just get on with it on my own, so Mrs T just borrowed the Slimming World recipe books off her mates and we've simply just changed the way we cook, most of the food we eat is the same just cooked differently, aside from my lunches that is, the chicken and bacon baguettes or Tesco meal deal sandwiches are out and normal brown bread sandwiches are in, I don't enjoy it as much but I can put up with it because the rest of the food we eat is more or less the same. Personally I've found it very easy, but then I don't have to do anything, Mrs T provides all my meals I just eat them. I do have a wobble every now and again, I had a sausage bacon and egg baguette this morning for example and I reckon I've put about a stone back on after stuffing my face all Christmas, I also haven't stopped drinking, although I'm a binge drinker rather than a regular, probably go out once every six weeks or so and get smashed, maybe a couple of beers every other weekend otherwise, so I'm no dedicated role model for the diet. Having said all that, I'd lost 3 stone just before Christmas. Started at a similar weight to yourself at just under 20 stone, I'm getting to the point now where my clothes no longer fit (trousers in particular, need a belt!) and I feel 'light enough' to start adding in some regular exercise without it causing me to be in pain, so next week I'm starting swimming again, see how that goes and then maybe have a go at that HIT stuff as I won't have time for much more.
  6. The Grand Tour

    Predictable, scripted, exactly the same things everyone moaned about the old Top Gear while still watching it every week, and it didn't stop that becoming one of the worlds biggest shows. Personally I enjoy it, it's old Top Gear without the crap bits, it'll be huge success, what's not to like?
  7. ESP light

    Sometimes a faulty bulb can cause this, check your brake lights when the fault occurs.
  8. Phone headsets

    We run a fairly large call centre, most of the staff use headsets (the older ones prefer a handset for some reason) so we go through quite a few, as with Mac, I'd stick to Plantronics, they can't (imo) be beaten for reliability, sound quality and therein value for money.
  9. The new Toyota Hilux 2016 fails moose test

    You can't compare a Hilux to those American piles of crap, they'd fold up if you hit Bambi at 10mph.
  10. Opinions on Virgin Media.

    BT did that to us barely a month after we'd agreed a new price with them and signed up for another year (or maybe 18 months, can't remember), I told them to stick their phone/TV/Broadband up their ar5e on principle, I'd agreed a price for the term, I wasn't paying a penny more, whether it was for all customers or not. Cancelled and switched to Sky Q, if everyone did it, they'd get the message, if I agree a price with someone, that's the price, I don't change the price I honor it whatever, if they want to put my price up, they can negotiate with me once I've finished the agreed 12/18 month contracted term. They have to give you the option to cancel within 30 (I think) days of notifying you of any price increases regardless of how far you are in to the contracted term.
  11. So bloody slow!

    Same here, more or less given up to be honest, only pop in occasionally now.
  12. expensive numberplates

    Regularly see 911 FAN on a 911 Turbo locally, don't think it gets much better than that for a 911.
  13. New Car / Truck

    Friend who worked for Nissan said they tend to kill the DMF, and that manual boxes aren't the strongest. There's a bloke locally that drives one around like it's a hot hatch, he tries to beat everyone away from the lights, he dumps the clutch and gets a chirp from all four tyres, then appears to go backwards as pretty much anything else just drives away from him without even trying. It might have 170 odd BHP, but it weighs God knows how much and certainly isn't designed for quick getaways.
  14. Olympics 2016

    Women's hockey was fantastic last night, not a sport I usually watch but it was a fantastic game, the GB hockey team were unbeaten going in to the final but still not expected to win. As soon as it went to penalties I knew we had it, our goalie is exceptional! It's a shame the Paralympics is mired in controversy now, it's putting a real dampener on things, when team GB clean up in that it won't be quite so good knowing a lot of other countries have pulled out, who are we going to compete against?
  15. Kitchen Counters/Cabinets - where from?

    One of my uncles is an exceptionally good chippie, when I asked him about kitchens a little while back he basically said everything that has been said above, with regards to carcasses, he said flat pack are fine, so long as you put them together properly, glue and screw everything and you won't go far wrong, he tends to purchase all the kitchens he isn't hand building from Howdens. Having worked in a trade sales store (albeit electrical) as above, end of trading month gets bigger discounts, manager can discount more heavily than sales/warehouse staff, if you don't ask, you won't get, there are many factors in giving discounts, can be as simple as how much you buy, to how nice you are, have a bit of banter with them and tell them they can do better. If you dangle a carrot in front of them, you'll likely get bigger discounts, tell them you have a few more kitchens coming up, or you are a chippie moving to the area, any story like that will probably get you a bit more discount.