Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by wessie, Oct 2, 2008.

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    wessie Guest

    goes the year counter

    Hopefully the next one won't be quite so shit. The phrase wishful thinking
    comes to mind.

    I've been cheering myself up by imagining that I am wearing a yellow badge
    with the number 46 printed on it. Whereupon, a certain Italian gentleman
    comes along looking for a ride...yes, yes, wishfuckingful thinking again
    wessie, Oct 2, 2008
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    Timo Geusch Guest

    Indeed. Hippy Barfday or somesuch.
    Timo Geusch, Oct 2, 2008
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    Colin Irvine Guest


    Happy Birthday.
    Colin Irvine, Oct 2, 2008
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    Cane Guest

    Happy Birthday, you peculiar hobbit.
    Cane, Oct 2, 2008
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    Pete Fisher Guest

    Here, have a whimsical greeting I prepared earlier:

    Many happy red terns: ^o^ ^o^ ^o^ ^o^ ^o^ ^o^

    | Pete Fisher at Home: |
    | Voxan Roadster Gilera Nordwest * 2 Yamaha WR250Z |
    | Gilera GFR * 2 Moto Morini 2C/375 Morini 350 "Forgotten Error" |
    Pete Fisher, Oct 2, 2008
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    Lady Nina Guest

    Shove a pillow over it, you won't hear it.
    I'm in favour of wishful thinking. Better a happy imagination than
    dreary pessimism. I am turning into the sort of Shiny Happy person
    that previous versions of myself would want to hunt down and kill.
    However I'm older and wiser and sneakier than they are so they'll
    never catch me.
    Aw bless. Look, you've got him all excited, he's spurting everywhere.
    Lady Nina, Oct 2, 2008
  7. Bit part in The Prisoner?
    GS850x2 XS650 SE6a

    "It's a moron working with power tools.
    How much more suspenseful can you get?"
    - House
    Grimly Curmudgeon, Oct 2, 2008
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    wessie Guest

    thanks for the good wishes
    wessie, Oct 2, 2008
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    wessie Guest

    I haven't. The sprog didn't post a card. Maybe he will appear in person and
    take me out. It's about time he started, now that he's 18.
    Things are improving. Big sister just dropped off a card and a decent
    bottle of Navarra red.

    I would've gone to my local jazz club tonight. This month they have moved
    to a new venue and changed it to Sundays. Fuckers.

    Staying in tonight, with the Navarra and my friends on the internet, looks
    wessie, Oct 2, 2008
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    darsy Guest

    you sad, lonely little man.
    darsy, Oct 2, 2008
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    wessie Guest

    I knew I could rely on you, young TOGawan.
    wessie, Oct 2, 2008
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    Champ Guest

    Unless they build a time machine...
    Champ, Oct 2, 2008
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    Champ Guest

    I don't usually do this, but - Happy Birthday.
    Champ, Oct 2, 2008
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    Rudy Lacchin Guest

    Young whippersnapper!
    Rudy Lacchin, Oct 2, 2008
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    wessie Guest

    Why thankyou.
    wessie, Oct 2, 2008
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    wessie Guest

    I tried Virgin when they started. I wasn't impressed. They were taken
    over by the parent company of Laithwaites a while back. They might be
    okay now.

    Looking at their website, it still has the same style I disliked before.
    For example, they describe a French wine as "Kiwi style Sauvignon" but
    fail to mention where it comes from other than "Loire". No mention if it
    is AC or VdP. For 9 quid a bottle I expect a French wine to taste, well
    French, rather than copying a generic style from the southern

    Their recommendation thing is a bit shit, too. "If you like this white
    wine then you will love this Merlot or this Shiraz" [www_virginwines_com]

    The Laithwaites style of marketing suits me better. They seem to
    describe exactly what you are getting, often with a bit of a story about
    the winemaker. I like that provenance.

    As far as the Virgin vouchers are concerned, everyone seems to give them
    away and I think the website sets its prices accordingly.
    Good oh.

    The other site has some vouchers for Laithwaites - minimum spend of
    £69.99 though

    Although, you might want to blag this deal. It says for Halifax card
    holders only. Should work for other brands and they will probably ignore
    that it is supposed to be an introductory offer, too. [www_laithwaites_co_uk]

    If you want to order something else then use one of the £25 codes and
    order this case [www_laithwaites_co_uk] You
    said you know nothing of Italian wines. Let that mixed case educate your
    wessie, Oct 2, 2008
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    Krusty Guest

    I went through a stage of being fussy & rarely spending fewer than 10
    quid on a bottle, but I've now sunk happily into a life of Stowells
    Tempranillo from Asda at 12 quid a box. It ain't the greatest, but it's
    far better than it should be at that price.

    Off-Road Classifieds

    '02 MV Senna '03 Tiger 955i '96 Tiger '79 Fantic Hiro 250
    Krusty, Oct 2, 2008
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    wessie Guest

    No. A pleasant dinner, a few phone calls and just about to finsh that
    bottle of Navarra with a wedge of stilton, whilst watching NMtB on iplayer
    That URL must have something unique to your account tagged on. Comes up as
    a 500 error. Truncated to<%
    3Eprd_id=845524442982729 it works

    Looks okay but I wouldn't pay 90 quid for it
    You don't order the right stuff :) Once this okayish Navarra has gone I
    think I might have a couple of glasses of '03 claret, Château Grand Saint
    André, before retiring to bed. It's lovely.
    wessie, Oct 3, 2008
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    wessie Guest

    you can take the boy out of Swindon...
    wessie, Oct 3, 2008
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    boots Guest

    That's pretty much why I've not ordered anything from them since last
    year. Not had any post from them for a while[1] but sometimes it was 2
    or 3 a week which with the fortnightly paper collection meant that
    around 1/3 was laithwaits bumf.

    Nipped out here and bought a mixed case a
    couple of weeks back. Strangely the new bottles are only 0.5l, sales
    bod said it was because the french were moaning about stuff they
    didn't regard as wine being sold in wine bottles - sounded like bollox
    to me.

    [1] I expect postman pat to stagger up the drive later now clutching a
    load of laithwaits envelopes.
    boots, Oct 3, 2008
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