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Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
JUST A KETTLE! How very dare you. Not only is there the emotional bond I have with my water heating device but there's the cost too. It could cost as much as filling up the 125 to replace. I can't afford to buy these luxury items.

I am considering a traditional on the stove whistling kettle. It'll be like being at my grandparents house as a kid, that and the smell of poached eggs with soldiers.

06/06/2021 07:34:19 UTC
Snod said :-
C'mon Ed you can fix that! Some bathroom sealant is cheaper than a new kettle..

09/06/2021 14:07:43 UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
I'm wondering if bathroom sealant is food grade or will I be slowly poisoning myself? Gaffer tape?

09/06/2021 19:33:25 UTC
Snod said :-
They wun't sell it if 't'weren't safe, guh an' gerrit done. It even says it's for kitchens as well, can't go wrong.

09/06/2021 19:50:36 UTC
nab301 said :-
Ren , you had me looking at my "spare " kettle just to see how the viewing window is sealed but I have to say I can't find or feel a visible join .. maybe it's a different design than yours. I guess a food safe tube of glue would cost more than a kettle.
@ Ian , love the Francis -Barnett, post up a video with sound please! ( otherwise I'll have to awaken my MZ from it's retirement slumber and fire it up to get my 2 stroke fix , or maybe I could trim some shrubs with my petrol hedge trimmer...
Nigel

09/06/2021 22:10:10 UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
"SPARE" kettle?!? Just how wealthy are you nab301? Who can afford a SPARE kettle?!? PS - remind me roughly whereabouts in Ireland are you?

10/06/2021 08:53:09 UTC
Upt'North ¹ said :-
I don't blummin believe it.
More blummin Emmets.
Upt'North. But might move South.
https://nland250.com/...

10/06/2021 14:41:19 UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
I have these last few months been considering a move myself Upt'. The notion of a quiet village somewhere, pastoral fields, maybe the ocean close by, a local village shop where everyone knows your name. The first issue is that I have no money so that's that. Secondly is that which you describe.

If somewhere is considered "nice" it is entirely likely that throngs of "emmets" as you so crudely call them (us) will arrive to explore the nice place. That tranquil calm that draws me to live somewhere nice is in fact false, it is in fact the curse of the nice place.

Also I ponder. If you live somewhere beautiful then beautiful becomes the norm. Imagine living in the wonderous Alps for example, every other place you venture to will seem "less" than that you enjoy at home. Like when an astronaut has been and walked on the moon, all else must surely be at "less" afterwards.

I wouldn't want to live in a crime ridden drug addled run down poophole of a place. I do bear in mind that living somewhere idyllic is not without its drawbacks too.

As for the NLand 250 - I can see myself happily being one of them blummin emmets myself. Now, about camping on your lawn...

10/06/2021 15:07:55 UTC
Upt'North ¹ said :-
It is a conundrum Ed, on the whole I could not be more pleased with the choice WE made.
We could have moved to a smaller village but if one thing the damn pandemic proved, it's the importance of a true community. Thankfully our own little patch of Northumberland has got all the shops and services you require to get by, other than nearby hospitals should the need arise, it's 50 miles to A and E and other hospital services so don't have a bike accident up here.
Obviously the area is busier than normal due to stay at home vacationers but it is certainly busier than it was ten years ago and movies like Harry Potter don't help and the latest Harrison Ford movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark 5 (?) and Dungeons and Dragons are presently being shot at Bamburgh and Alnwick castles, which in turn will make them even more popular.
I'm glad we are a little away from the tourist honey pots but of course the locals need work and we need the visitors to keep the services we depend upon open.
You mentioned money, or the lack of it, we are experiencing a real property boom with waiting lists for properties in our village and all the coast and prices which were very stable are only going one way at the moment.
Now about this kettle. Having applied many yards (a bit like a metre but shorter) of the silicone stuff with a licked finger it'll do you no harm in ya kettle, I say, you know the silicone stuff it'll do you no harm. I say.................what was I sayin. You see no harm 1t all.
Upt'North.


10/06/2021 16:37:24 UTC
nab301 said :-
@ Ren "PS - remind me roughly whereabouts in Ireland are you?"

Dublin , the posh side..
Nigel

10/06/2021 23:16:23 UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
Property prices are silly. My home is but a small 2-up 2-down terrace in a "middling" area (not rough but not posh either). It was built to house the workers at the Loco Works but for many years it would be considered a starter home, you know, first rung on the ladder when you're young. Now, even in it's present condition it would cost around 90 to 100k

Traditionally a mortgage would be 3 times your income. That means you'd have to be earning 30k to buy this. Now I know London prices and wages are different but 30k round here would be considered "doing OK, not rich like but comfy". If you are 25 and earning 30k you're doing great. And yet all you can get is a pokey little mid terrace for your wages. At 30k a year I'da thought you'd be aiming for semi in suburbia, but no, that'll be 160k if you're lucky and can do DIY.

Something somewhere is out of kilter.

nab301 - I ask because up to scratch we'll be back in Norn' Oyerland later this year, thing is we'll be on the north coast about 170 miles (270 km) from your manor.

11/06/2021 07:41:31 UTC
Upt'North ¹ said :-
"Out of Kilter", who said recently "it was ever thus".
The price of houses in idyllic (?) areas are obviously benefiting from the bug.
So are the prices for classic (?) vehicles, auto memorabilia, old watches, etc.
But just like night follows day it will all readjust once the world resets.
It was ever thus.
Upt'North.

11/06/2021 09:44:36 UTC
Ross said :-
90 to 100k...for a whole house!! It's a bit different in Kent...and there's plenty of jobs down here that pay less than 30k a year!

11/06/2021 10:36:42 UTC
Upt'North ¹ said :-
It does make me titter when they say, "affordable housing".
Affordable to whom exactly.
Upt'North.

11/06/2021 11:05:57 UTC
Henrik said :-
Have a nice weekend
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11/06/2021 14:21:05 UTC
Upt'North ¹ said :-
A house with a propellor, that'll never take off.
Upt'North.


11/06/2021 17:58:56 UTC
Henrik said :-
Horses for courses :-) those are the local stub-mills in Sweden, dated back to the middel-age. Today's ride was 68 mpg on the Inazuma GW250 ,... despite very low avarage speed. Guess a small car could do better :-)

11/06/2021 18:34:08 UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
You do take some splendid pictures Henrik - I have that "Wish I was there" feeling now. As for 68mpg? Are we in UK Imperial gallons or have you made the same mistake I've made and used the smaller American gallons? If this is Imperial gallons then I recommend trying 4th, 5th and 6th gear. I get 75mpg (Imperial gallons) out of my 500 when I'm going mental, usually 80-85 and when I went to my father's on the motorway a few weeks back I got 97mpg.

12/06/2021 08:11:08 UTC
Henrik said :-
Yes, sorry, the right UK number is 82 mpg translated from 29 km/l but still shows a thirsty 250 ccm can be on par with a efficient 500 ccm. The downside on 250 GW/DL, but still I like it. Thanks for the photo-cooment, joined a local photo-club lately, to improve and get inspired, if nothing else it makes me feel young again despite being 55 :-) Norway still closed, will have to live on the memory from last year
https://photos.app.goo.gl/qT8SYRzvzhV9S1mU8...

12/06/2021 11:59:36 UTC
Upt'North ¹ said :-
Ed the sword wielder. Yes you Ren.
Please ban Henrik, 55 IS NOT OLD, I should know I passed it some time ago. 55?!?
Ban him.
And on the fuel front.....97 mpg! Did you push it the last 100 miles?
Also on the fuel front, I put over £30.00 in it yesterday. Over £30.00!
Upt'North.

12/06/2021 14:02:50 UTC

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