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Has everyone decided to p155 on Steve's thread?

Happy Friday SiF. I'm at 157 e-mails but I've got until 5pm.
I was pretty sure that the whole point of the thread was a disguised "we're all screwed now because of Brexit". Have I misunderstood?
 

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I’ve got 113,000 or so unread emails. I hope they’re not important.

But it is Friday. Although I won’t be staying up till 11pm.
 

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Let's see. Going to Bruges at 4am tomorrow. Early finish today. Sat having a brew when Mrs K phones to report a non-starting CRV. This was quickly diagnosed as a flat batt. "We hadn't been sat there for long with the ignition, lights, heater and wipers on but the engine off."

She is in a remote spot and clearly the trusty hearse can get me there quicker than the recovery people. When I arrive I note that she's parked in a small lake on the edge of a cliff. I manoeuvre the hearse into the deepest part of the lake to get the batts close enough together. I waded in, roughly up to my waist, hooked up the leads and it sprang into life. I swam to the shore, sent Mrs K on her way in the Saab, and drove the CRV home. Once home it restarted again no bother.

An hour later, Mrs K phones to say that some *** has reversed into the hearse in a petrol station but there's no damage other than a cracked numberplate. As this was already cracked as a result of a touch parking incident, I've decided to call it patina.
 

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Today a friend of my wife’s was going back to where she’d parked her CRV and two men were in the process of removing the catalytic converter. Eventually ,when the police arrived apparently, the left in their numberplateless BMW!
 

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Bruges is nice, KB. Enjoy :)
 

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Today a friend of my wife’s was going back to where she’d parked her CRV and two men were in the process of removing the catalytic converter. Eventually ,when the police arrived apparently, the left in their numberplateless BMW!
They might have got their cumuppance
BBC News - Swindon catalytic converter thief was found dead under car
 

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There's currently a fuckwits' chorus of fireworks going off here.
 

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Let's see. Going to Bruges at 4am tomorrow. Early finish today. Sat having a brew when Mrs K phones to report a non-starting CRV. This was quickly diagnosed as a flat batt. "We hadn't been sat there for long with the ignition, lights, heater and wipers on but the engine off."

She is in a remote spot and clearly the trusty hearse can get me there quicker than the recovery people. When I arrive I note that she's parked in a small lake on the edge of a cliff. I manoeuvre the hearse into the deepest part of the lake to get the batts close enough together. I waded in, roughly up to my waist, hooked up the leads and it sprang into life. I swam to the shore, sent Mrs K on her way in the Saab, and drove the CRV home. Once home it restarted again no bother.

An hour later, Mrs K phones to say that some *** has reversed into the hearse in a petrol station but there's no damage other than a cracked numberplate. As this was already cracked as a result of a touch parking incident, I've decided to call it patina.
How was Bruges?
 

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It was a ****ing fairytale.
 

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Well, considering the post-Friday status of chocolate as “foreign muck” I think you’re right to avoid the stuff.
 

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A few snaps from my weekend. It has to be said that the people of Bruges were very welcoming to a bunch of rough-arsed northerners with not a word of the language between them.

 

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All the years I lived in Belgium and I never visited Bruges. It's probably down to two factors: I don't speak the Flanders lingo whereas I do in Wallonia, and you always think there'll be time later.
 
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