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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    My moan today is that I logged in to find that I won the lottery at the weekend:



    It's a moan because $29 is precisely $1 less than what the ticket cost me.

    All good though, turns out I somehow had another ticket in a draw I don't really understand:

    Today's moan... Da faq my pics not showing up any more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Today's moan... Da faq my pics not showing up any more?
    Mod's quality control?
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    Upto until the 70's Australians referred to themselves as Pom's.
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    Just asking the supposed teacher if he is a teacher,as anything more than ten syllables and he's fucked.

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    Possibly but then the question becomes why now after all these years!?

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    True, true . . . then there's only one plausible explanation - anti-Ant victimisation
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    Upto until the 70's Australians referred to themselves as Pom's.
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    Just asking the supposed teacher if he is a teacher,as anything more than ten syllables and he's fucked.

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    Another one of those days...

    On the way back from work the Jag throws up a battery warning Icon...nice big red one that you know means something bad. Actually, it flashed it up a few times since Monday but I was busy and decided it could wait until next week.

    This morning the car starts okay. However, he big red icon is displayed again, so I decide I'll drive the car to the garage, about 10 miles away and then walk the rest of the way to work. A mile down the road and the ABS fails, Amber alert so okay...then the DSC fails (anti-skid) Amber so okay...then the Gearbox icon comes up ...Red alert ... but I'm going to the garage anyway so carry on. These warnings are jumping between each other with a couple more I can't read but I guess the battery is failing and all will be okay as long as the engine is running. A police car does a U-Turn and starts following me...I double check the lights are on (5:30 am)...all looks okay...police car goes off, it was just coincidence. Next I lose the power brakes and power steering...and then the dash goes blank...the car is shutting down!...I change my route and limp into a nearby petrol station; as I come to a halt the car goes into full shutdown. Dead! Unable to move the gear knob, cannot apply handbrake, cannot switch off headlights. The car is Kaputt, Defekt, Dead!

    I walk home (only 4 miles) and go back to bed. I guess that important meeting was never to be.

    I arrange for the car to be picked up and taken to a garage for repairs. Cycle to the car at breakneck speed to meet the tow truck. Explain the situation and try to start the car. It bursts into life first time...thank goodness the Battery Red Icon is still there or I'd have looked a total dolt. Still at least it was easy to get the car on the trailer.

    Not heard anything so I guess it will be no car this week-end and a bus to work on Monday.

    Wife and I were in two minds whether to get an F-Type last year and have a bit of fun for our last days in Europe. I should have just done it instead of worrying about looking after her extended family...Too many kids without enough milk and food and their parents too poor to cope. (Wife had a three year old dropped in her lap today to look after for a few days...)

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    Now that is a decent moan

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    Yup - a well-described and justified moan . . . but it's a Jag - often nice to look at, nice to drive . . . but . . .

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    our last days in Europe
    You're leaving?
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    Upto until the 70's Australians referred to themselves as Pom's.
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    Just asking the supposed teacher if he is a teacher,as anything more than ten syllables and he's fucked.

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    I just developed a facial tic after reading about that Jag. My father has been dead for 25 years now, but he used to get me to help him fiddle with his XJS....a V12. But the pain therefrom lives on.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    Next I lose the power brakes and power steering...and then the dash goes blank...the car is shutting down!.
    Lucas Electric?
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    To be fair, the car is 13 in June and had been very reliable.

    I thought Lucas died years ago...

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    ^A friend in the UK bought a Maserati a few years ago.. He probably could fill a whole page here with moans about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Yup - a well-described and justified moan . . . but it's a Jag - often nice to look at, nice to drive . . . but . . .



    You're leaving?
    Yep! Leaving Europe to retire in LOS just as soon as I've arranged everything. My dad is moving to a bungalow and I need to make sure all goes well for him. We need to check household transfer costs and whether it is worthwhile moving stuff or just selling up before we leave.

    Germany and the new working regulations have become a nightmare. Employee protection has become employer exploitation. They have screwed up big time....

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    Moving to LOS, well you'll have plenty to contribute on this page Herr Troy...
    How do I post these pictures???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    Yep! Leaving Europe to retire in LOS just as soon as I've arranged everything. My dad is moving to a bungalow and I need to make sure all goes well for him. We need to check household transfer costs and whether it is worthwhile moving stuff or just selling up before we leave.

    Germany and the new working regulations have become a nightmare. Employee protection has become employer exploitation. They have screwed up big time....
    Hope it all goes well.

    Once you move here and watch Europe from a distance rather than patches from within, you might begin to understand why Brexit happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    Once you move here and watch Europe from a distance rather than patches from within, you might begin to understand why Brexit happened.

    Yes, if only Troy were as informed as you, eh?


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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    Once you move here and watch Europe from a distance rather than patches from within, you might begin to understand why Brexit happened.
    Indeed, as you'll be included in the high-brow Brit expat scene
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    Upto until the 70's Australians referred to themselves as Pom's.
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    Just asking the supposed teacher if he is a teacher,as anything more than ten syllables and he's fucked.

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    My moan is that the bugger below has gone from shisha on the weekend to the evening cigar out on the balcony below mine. So much for enjoying what few "cool" evenings are left before the hellish heat kicks in.
    Pues, aquí estamos.

    Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    ....high-brow Brit expat scene
    Such an entity exist, does it?
    Hmmm...


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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Such an entity exist, does it?
    You're new to TD?
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    Upto until the 70's Australians referred to themselves as Pom's.
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    Just asking the supposed teacher if he is a teacher,as anything more than ten syllables and he's fucked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happynz View Post
    My moan is that the bugger below has gone from shisha on the weekend to the evening cigar out on the balcony below mine. So much for enjoying what few "cool" evenings are left before the hellish heat kicks in.
    Where are you again, HNZ ? Which country / city ?

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    Earning my crust in Saudi.
    Pues, aquí estamos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Indeed, as you'll be included in the high-brow Brit expat scene
    Can't say much for the few tourists I come across but there are some very nice Brit expats here, and also a healthy scene for social and activities, sports and charitable works.

    From what I hear the Krauts and Scandis could say much the same relative to their numbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Yes, if only Troy were as informed as you, eh?

    Oh he will be, once settled and adjusted to view the gradual disintegration of Europe from a distance, rather than being part of it as a dependent.

    Or not, we'll see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    Can't say much for the few tourists I come across but there are some very nice Brit expats here, and also a healthy scene for social and activities, sports and charitable works.
    In the southern Thai hidey-hole I hang out in there aren't any foreigners except for Burmese rubber tappers and I guess me when I blow in once a year.
    Pues, aquí estamos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    Oh he will be, once settled and adjusted to view the gradual disintegration of Europe from a distance, rather than being part of it as a dependent.
    Ah, yet another EU-bash, this time in the Daily Moan thread . . . well done.
    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    Upto until the 70's Australians referred to themselves as Pom's.
    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    Just asking the supposed teacher if he is a teacher,as anything more than ten syllables and he's fucked.

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