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Thu 26-Sep-13
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bobbyW
East Suffolk almost near the sea and the Castle on the Hill.

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Danny said:

Bob - I know from experience that there ARE speed limits on those roads big_laugh 

Nice one. Thanks.

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Eyes shut, foot hard down & SMILE.

"NEVER RIDE FASTER THAN YOUR GUARDIAN ANGEL CAN FLY"
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Fri 27-Sep-13
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eeek Hmmmmm eeek !!!! Yes, I have often suspected that………a lot of our local bus-drivers drive like that & many of the older people are terrified because of it.

 

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Fri 27-Sep-13
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I am sticking with my car where I am in control!

Trying to enjoy life as it is

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Fri 27-Sep-13
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Never mind the bus.......did you notice the speed of the legs on the cyclist?

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Fri 27-Sep-13
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Last week I came across a shop that advertised they would convert old videos to DVD's, which I have been meaning to get round to for some time- we had two full size videos that needed preservation and 6 smaller  VHS(C) tapes that were used in video cameras many yonks ago. I picked them up yesterday- now I can dispose of the old VHS player/recorder and make room in the cupboard under the TV by removing all the old video tapes that we do not play any more.

I briefly checked them all out on my PC one was from 1987 that my kids filmed (I had at home one of those over the shoulder video cameras loaned to me in preparation for going on a team building course) and it showed our second family house and garden. The second large video tape was a wedding in the 1980's which was funny to watch for the fashion side, the big hairdo's etc, and loads of people smoking outside and in the reception- how things change- it has clips of OH's mum and dad on it, hence preserving it. The 6 small ones were shot at the 2nd team building course held in 1990 in and around Windermere. Three had versions of Hamlet condensed to 15 mins- very funny as we were all amatuers, and then some of the tasks that were filmed as well- one being one guy doing an over the top miming to Freddie Mercury and Queen tracks- all through it the 10 or so other team members were in hysterical laughter mode- even this far in the future it still looked funny. Such memories from over 20 years and more ago.

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Fri 27-Sep-13
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You must be really chuffed to have got those done Martin.  I bet they are hilarious.....I know there's a family wedding video from the late 1980s in existence, one of husband's brothers has it.  I've not seen it (and don't really want to!) but was told I'm on it having a drunken dance with someoneeeekembarassed

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Fri 27-Sep-13
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Lidl are selling a video to pc transfer kit from Monday £19.99

Video Grabber

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Fri 27-Sep-13
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Shame it's at a Lidl- my nearest store is 23 miles away, whereas nearest Aldi is about 8 miles away. Looks a good idea though- I may have one more video being posted to me from an ex colleague, but it will cost less than the Lidl product will, to do the conversion.

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Fri 27-Sep-13
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Which shop is it, I no longer have the VCR but just the one tape to convert.

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Fri 27-Sep-13
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It is a Kodak Express shop called "My fotoshop" and is in Newmarket. It seems to be the only Kodak Express shop in Suffolk. Kodak express is also online at kodakexpress.com-if you go on to that site you can search for other shops. I am sure there are other shops that will do it also.

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Thu 3-Oct-13
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The result of ignoring the indicators on a turning bus. A dent near the bus rear wheel and a car with a folded in passenger side front wing .
Bet she was on the phone and going too fast, I saw her way back in the left mirror, then heard the slide and bang as she hit my right side.

Silly lady said (in front of a police officer) she saw the bus indicators but thought I had forgotten to turn them off even though I was two thirds into the junction with no other turns in sight. 

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Thu 3-Oct-13
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There are some odd people around...

I'll try that again!

Thu 3-Oct-13
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OH was on a bus which got hit by a car a few weeks ago. An old bloke pulled slowly out of a car park, the bus pulled over into the other lane to give him room but he still managed to drive into the side of the bus!

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Fri 4-Oct-13
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Seeing as this thread is entitled Memories, it must cover all types of memory, including defective ones.

Had my post forwarded from Ipswich and the first one I opened yesterday was a bus lane violation fine from Leeds city council. (bloomin buses get in here everywere, Bob big_laugh ).

It happened on Sun Sep 15, which was the day I drove to Leeds to view my present accomodation. I had thought that bus lanes did not apply on a Sunday. The very clear photo of my car passing the road markings that said Bus Lane and the legal mumbo jumbo proved otherwise. 

Cost of defective memory = £30 (ouch! aargh )

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Sat 5-Oct-13
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I did that on a motorbike in London Danny..the copper stopped me and said "You are in a bus lane"
I replied, "thats ok......I have a PSV licence" He was stuck for words and let me go.whistle

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