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    Quote Originally Posted by simonsaunders View Post
    Ha ha. A high-gas day can be a delight.

    Mine are normally noisy, but not smelly, so a day of SBDs is a rare treat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev_G View Post
    Came back to work after a few weeks off to find I had a award from my team for not being there.
    fixed that for ya.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevem View Post
    fixed that for ya.
    Possibly correct
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev_G View Post
    100% correct
    fixed that for ya.
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    The washing machine ran in almost perfect balance this morning and the sun's shining. A good start to what will be a great day
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    I had a quiet afternoon! Ages since the last one. Took the opportunity to give my Caterham a service



    And on top of that, removed the front and rear axles from my Volvo!
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    How many miles since the last one ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevem View Post
    How many miles since the last one ?
    80?
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    Front grille is at the paint shop too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Benz View Post
    80?
    I did a dozen of those testing your spring rates !

    Mines due for the arches painting this winter, I picket up a replacement for the cracked one at the weekend.
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    Floyd probably owes me at least twenty with the interest rolling up...

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    Also had Steve build me a 4.1 diff for the m3. Picking it up tomorrow...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Benz View Post
    I had a quiet afternoon! Ages since the last one. Took the opportunity to give my Caterham a service



    And on top of that, removed the front and rear axles from my Volvo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Benz View Post
    Also had Steve build me a 4.1 diff for the m3. Picking it up tomorrow...
    Is that lower geared than you have now?
    I'm arresting you for murdering my car you dyke digging tosspot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Kinghorn View Post
    Is that lower geared than you have now?
    Indeed it is.
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    As marijuana is legalised in Canada from this week, nine-year-old Girl Guide Elina Childs managed to raise C$120 by selling cookies to customers outside a cannabis shop in Edmonton, Alberta.



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    I took my daughter to a 10 year-old's birthday party yesterday. The family of the birthday girl have a different approach to dietary intake.

    The slice of 'cake' wasn't completely consumed by my offspring, so on the way out I asked why. "It looked like chocolate, but it was actually beetroot cake, and what I thought was icing turned out to be coconut".

    I wouldn't have touched it either, to be fair.
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    Decided to leave the Army.

    27.5 years completed by the time I hand in my ID card. I reckon that's enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris D View Post
    Decided to leave the Army.

    27.5 years completed by the time I hand in my ID card. I reckon that's enough.
    Well done lad. Nowt wrong with that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris D View Post
    Decided to leave the Army.

    27.5 years completed by the time I hand in my ID card. I reckon that's enough.
    Wow!

    Nice one Chris and all the best with the next chapter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris D View Post
    Decided to leave the Army.

    27.5 years completed by the time I hand in my ID card. I reckon that's enough.
    Big decision matey.
    Thanks for your 27.5 yrs Chris. Humbled
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris D View Post
    Decided to leave the Army.

    27.5 years completed by the time I hand in my ID card. I reckon that's enough.
    Good going, Chris. Well done.

    So, what's next? I hear there's a lot of money in mounting medals so they can be worn on dress uniforms. You'll have enough examples to work from...
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    Good work Chris
    I'm arresting you for murdering my car you dyke digging tosspot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris D View Post
    Decided to leave the Army.

    27.5 years completed by the time I hand in my ID card. I reckon that's enough.
    Amazing, good luck with whatever you chose to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris D View Post
    Decided to leave the Army.

    27.5 years completed by the time I hand in my ID card. I reckon that's enough.
    Good luck Chris
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris D View Post
    Decided to leave the Army.

    27.5 years completed by the time I hand in my ID card. I reckon that's enough.
    When do you leave ? After the next posting ?

    Big decision, good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris D View Post
    Decided to leave the Army.

    27.5 years completed by the time I hand in my ID card. I reckon that's enough.
    Fair play that's a shift. Well done Chris.
    Simon no longer owes me anything, Dave does though.
    Floyd probably owes me at least twenty with the interest rolling up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nige View Post
    When do you leave ? After the next posting ?

    Big decision, good luck
    No. In about 7 months. Perks of being a late entry officer - it's in our TofS. It's typically 12 months notice otherwise.

    To put some meat on the bones; long story short.......

    I was offered 2 yrs in Belize for my next posting. I know, it sounds awesome but......it would have been unaccompanied as we've just bought our own home and the kids are settled in schools / college etc so going accompanied wasn't an option.

    Looking into it I'm only entitled to one publicly funded flight home a year and they're typically £600 - 1200 each. So the rest come from my own pocket. To put it into perspective, it would be like doing 4 back to back 6 month tours, spending 1-2 weeks at home every 3 months.

    I then looked at other options and nothing out there that they can offer is enough to warrant staying. I also looked at other avenues whilst doing so (i.e. civilian employment) which opened my eyes. I'm competitive for promotion but I'll lose my dive pay so I'd be taking a pay cut rather than a pay rise. As a result, it makes perfect sense to jump ship now.

    On top of that, the missus also finally admitted that she'd prefer it if I left too. I suspect that getting the keys to our own home in July was a massive influence on her decision to open up about it. I'm glad she did.

    My immediate pension is very good (it's enough to cover my mortgage each month with change) and it's topped by a significant tax free lump sum paid on exit. Quality of life will improve ten fold and I'm very likely to earn more than I do now. I've already got employment lined up, with minimal effort - the ex mil network is brilliant!

    Having the balls to cut the strings is the key. I've been in this mob since I left school. Institutionalised is an understatement! It's very nerve-racking yet equally as relieving.

    I've started the process of leaving having already notified all those that matter - many, if not all, failed to disagree with my reasoning. I'll submit my formal notice on 5 Nov. I'll be out on 5 Jun 19 but probably working in a new job by end Apr.

    It's been bloody brilliant and I have very little regrets but I'm ready for something new that doesn't involve significant periods of separation in some pretty hazardous places.
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    Well done chap and good luck!
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    Best of luck Chris, sounds like you're at peace with the decision which is the main thing.

    Thanks for keeping those militant fish at bay for all these years ;)

    Seriously though, thank you!
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    5000 minutes? Enough for a couple of calls to the Lizard then!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Benz View Post
    5000 minutes? Enough for a couple of calls to the Lizard then!
    We`ll have to use Whatsapp voice calling when I run out

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    Switched from 3 to virgin mobile...
    Good move Nige.
    I've been meaning to do similar for a while...
    I was more than happy with O2 mobile service,
    but since 3 took over, the service has frustratingly gone to sh1t!

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    Nice pic Nige, definitely 'on it'!
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    5000 minutes? Enough for a couple of calls to the Lizard then!

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    It was a toss up between stuff you hate and here in this thread. Leonard Rossiter had me put it in here...

    The word 'super'


    I was super happy
    You have to be super quick



    It just reminds me of Reggie Perrin

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ajEW9kjufM





    Actually, I fuggin hate it..best edit and move it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave B View Post
    It was a toss up between stuff you hate and here in this thread. Leonard Rossiter had me put it in here...

    The word 'super'


    I was super happy
    You have to be super quick



    It just reminds me of Reggie Perrin

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ajEW9kjufM





    Actually, I fuggin hate it..best edit and move it
    I work for an American firm and they love inserting the word super here there and everywhere. It just becomes white noise in the end. And most of the time the word super is followed by the word excited, privailaged or some other positive word. And I just think ‘no you’re not; no one in the history of mankind has anyone been excited, let alone super excited, about this particular, mundane topic.

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    In my daily life, such things as sandwiches and cups of coffee are routinely described as 'awesome'.
    The same word is then used by the same person to describe a recent mountain-biking trip to Moab, or their new $15,000 road bike.

    Day by day, I try to school my colleagues in the very British art of understatement;
    - "A sandwich is not awesome, it's "decent", or "nice". You could even say "tasty", a word specifically created to describe food. If the taste of your coffee was unusually impressive today, say it was "VERY good" whilst widening your eyes and nodding slightly."
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    Quote Originally Posted by N/B View Post
    In my daily life, such things as sandwiches and cups of coffee are routinely described as 'awesome'.
    The same word is then used by the same person to describe a recent mountain-biking trip to Moab, or their new $15,000 road bike.

    Day by day, I try to school my colleagues in the very British art of understatement;
    - "A sandwich is not awesome, it's "decent", or "nice". You could even say "tasty", a word specifically created to describe food. If the taste of your coffee was unusually impressive today, say it was "VERY good" whilst widening your eyes and nodding slightly."
    I do try to apply a scale to these things. Getting my face blown off by a Typhoon airplane was truly awesome. The ice cream that I had after was very nice. I was happy to get a seat on the train ride home. I slept well that night.

    The typhoon was awesome! This ice cream is the most amazing thing ever. I was absolutely thrilled to get a seat on the train on the way home. I had the best night’s sleep, ever!

    I can turn it up more by throwing some supers in there too?

    We need some scale and context in our vocabulary, we really do.

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    On a related note, I now refuse to watch any youtube videos that contain any the words 'awesome', 'epic', or 'insane' in their title.
    If the whole world was filled with just animals and David Attenborough, it would be a beautiful place. Unfortunately, it's been overrun by 7.6-billion assholes.

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