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Miss the chat and banter

Postby Mackrick » Sun May 01, 2022 10:35 am

I miss the chat and banter on here. I don’t check in often enough though.
I hope everyone is keeping safe.

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Re: Miss the chat and banter

Postby Sooty655 » Mon May 02, 2022 9:17 am

Hi Rick,

There's only a few of us left now. :( :(
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Re: Miss the chat and banter

Postby Mayfly » Mon May 02, 2022 1:07 pm

I miss it too. :(

Having to fill my time gardening these days.
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Re: Miss the chat and banter

Postby Mackrick » Mon May 02, 2022 10:00 pm

Good to see a few still around. I hope your both keeping well
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Re: Miss the chat and banter

Postby Mayfly » Mon May 02, 2022 10:08 pm

Yeah I'm not doing too bad, thanks Rick, all things considered.
What are you doing these days?
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Re: Miss the chat and banter

Postby Mackrick » Mon May 02, 2022 11:21 pm

Working for Serco as an Aviation Safety and Compliance Manager, I’m. a Form 4 holder and work out of RAF Syerston keeping an eye on on the team looking after the RAF Glider fleet. I just can’t stay away from aircraft.
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Re: Miss the chat and banter

Postby Xplumberlives » Fri Jan 06, 2023 12:03 pm

Good morning, can I come in and play?
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Re: Miss the chat and banter

Postby 34053 » Fri Jan 06, 2023 12:51 pm

Hello Mackrick and XPL. :) Good to hear from you.

Yes, it's 'been rather lonely here, with just the 'faithful few' keeping things going.

I'm still, very much involved with the Restoration and 0verhaul of Steam Locomotives. Especially those with a particular connection with the Battle of Britain.

Post- Covid activities involved certain restrictions upon those of us 'of a certain age'. However, hope to be getting stuck in again this year, all being well.

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Re: Miss the chat and banter

Postby Xplumberlives » Fri Jan 06, 2023 7:33 pm

Thank you, still looking around to see who still nips in.
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Re: Miss the chat and banter

Postby Dougs » Fri Jan 06, 2023 7:34 pm

Yep shame it’s all quiet on the western front. Miss reading all the chats.
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Re: Miss the chat and banter

Postby Spitfire » Sat Jan 07, 2023 12:46 am

My word ... just like old times .. more than 2 posts in one thread .. unheard of in recent times :)

I'm still around and still building model planes but doing more 3D printing these days .. and just 'inherited' a model traction engine that my Dad built ... he's in a residential home and 96 ..and I want to get it running for him so he can see it before he pops his clogs ... I will run it on compressed air so I can keep it pristine ... metal work and engineering is way out of my league so I'm learning as I go ....
This is not mine but its identical ...Image

I'm having a few issues with my back these days and can't walk more than 50 yds so I have to have an operation.. 19 months wait to see a consultant - then another 12 months for the operation to relieve pressure on the nerves that run down my legs :( ~x(

I could have it done next month ... for £12000 ... but on a pension income I don't think so :(( (I've just turned 70 ;) )

So pleased to see a few names from the past ... they were halcyon days of fun and frolics on here ... miss the banter
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Re: Miss the chat and banter

Postby Mayfly » Sat Jan 07, 2023 10:26 am

Well knock me down with a feather.

I must be in the middle of a dream... :-?
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Re: Miss the chat and banter

Postby 34053 » Sat Jan 07, 2023 2:55 pm

Yes, this is just like old times. :)

Makes you wonder about our other 'old' friends. For instance Dan4th. I see that he did pay a visit to the Forum on Jan 06,2020. Where is he now?

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Re: Miss the chat and banter

Postby Mayfly » Sat Jan 07, 2023 4:36 pm

34053 wrote:Yes, this is just like old times. :)

Makes you wonder about our other 'old' friends. For instance Dan4th. I see that he did pay a visit to the Forum on Jan 06,2020. Where is he now?

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No idea PW I have PM'd him a couple of times in the past but never got a reply.
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Re: Miss the chat and banter

Postby Spitfire » Sat Jan 07, 2023 5:30 pm

Whilst we are talking I have an update on my back issue...

Derriford in Plymouth offered me an 'Outsource' to a private hospital - on the NHS - as their waiting lists are huge.
So I accepted as it is Salisbury and I got a consultant surgeon appointment today for 12th February :-o \:D/
Thats amazing ... Salisbury is good as I can go to my daughters in Hampshire and Salisbury is only an hour from there so she can drive me and I can go to hers for recuperation post op ;)

All complete nonsense but I can at least tell 'someone' ... I am chuffed to death as the pain is not fun ... ;) :p
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Re: Miss the chat and banter

Postby Gaz » Sat Jan 07, 2023 7:05 pm

Well, if everyone else is popping in...

Evening all
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Re: Miss the chat and banter

Postby Spitfire » Sat Jan 07, 2023 7:20 pm

Amazing ..if this carries on we'll be on to 2 pages
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Re: Miss the chat and banter

Postby Dougs » Sun Jan 08, 2023 9:39 am

Un thinkable but I will do my part to push it on another post ;)
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Re: Miss the chat and banter

Postby Sooty655 » Sun Jan 08, 2023 11:48 am

Blimey, it's getting crowded in here. :ymapplause: :ymapplause:
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Re: Miss the chat and banter

Postby 34053 » Sun Jan 08, 2023 2:54 pm

Sooty655 wrote:Blimey, it's getting crowded in here. :ymapplause: :ymapplause:


I wonder who will be the next Person to 'return to the fold' ?

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Re: Miss the chat and banter

Postby Spitfire » Thu Jan 12, 2023 12:24 pm

Well it was nice whilst it lasted ;) :(
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Re: Miss the chat and banter

Postby Xplumberlives » Fri Jan 13, 2023 2:54 pm

Well well well, let's try to keep it going then.

I have four days off from this evening, will spend the weekend shooting clays for practice and then a competition on Sunday, then two more days of not much at all until back in to work on Wednesday.

I am planning my annual RIAT trip for July, will camp at Totterdown Farm and socialise with Gaz.

Most of the other air shows I used to frequent have become boring so I just don't bother any more.

Hope you are all well, or getting the treatment you (Spitfire) deserve!

Cheers

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Re: Miss the chat and banter

Postby Dougs » Fri Jan 13, 2023 7:23 pm

Well Friday 13th struck again, fell down a manhole today about tops my week off that. Someone thought it was a good idea to cover up the fact they broke the cover by putting a cable drum over it. Went to move it bam gotcha. Shame it was not on video :(( =))
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Re: Miss the chat and banter

Postby 34053 » Sat Jan 14, 2023 1:29 pm

Dougs wrote:Well Friday 13th struck again, fell down a manhole today about tops my week off that. Someone thought it was a good idea to cover up the fact they broke the cover by putting a cable drum over it. Went to move it bam gotcha. Shame it was not on video :(( =))


Friday the 13th? I'm not superstitious: Touch Wood ;) :D

So sorry to hear about your mishap though, Dougs. No serious injuries I hope?

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Re: Miss the chat and banter

Postby Mayfly » Sun Jan 15, 2023 10:34 am

Well I haven't been doing much since the New Year, too cold, too wet, too windy.

Anyway after spending 2 months helping my sister renovate my nephews first home I'm ready for a bit of 'me' time.

Coming up for year since I lost David so not sure what to do, a nice little break away would be good, wonder if there's any late availability somewhere warm. :-?
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