Those were the days

Discussion in 'Coffee Shop' started by Squag1, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. Squag1

    Squag1 Well-Known Member Club Sponsor

    In many ways
     

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  2. andybirdless

    andybirdless Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    I fondly remember the stick on defroster.

    Amazing what you didn't get in cars many years ago.

    My first car didn't even have a carpet (rubber mats) or reversing lights (although the fittings were there (even the switch on the gearbox and bulb holders in the rear lights) it was an optional extra when new).
     
  3. Stevebrooke

    Stevebrooke Knee up, wheel down Club Sponsor

    I was lookng fondly at the 10% interest advert. From the days before banks lent money they didn't have to people who couldn't afford to repay it.
     
  4. Centaur

    Centaur Site Pedant Club Sponsor

    10% interest and inflation at 9%? :D
     
  5. Stevebrooke

    Stevebrooke Knee up, wheel down Club Sponsor

    And pay rises to match.
     
  6. Me!

    Me! Utterly retired Club Sponsor

    How on earth do you ‘fondly’ remember a stick on heated window. A good woman, a good holiday etc yes, but a fekkin fondness for a car accessory! Get back to the streetlight saga.
     
  7. andybirdless

    andybirdless Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Today's youth think they have it tough on home buying - in the distant days when I had a mortgage I never paid less than 9%.
     
  8. derek kelly

    derek kelly The Deli lama Club Sponsor

    My first mortgage was 14% rose to around 16% then changed to a fixed rate at 12%.
     
  9. andybirdless

    andybirdless Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Good point - a bit of rampant inflation was a good thing for borrowers.

    An irony of my retirement is that the two 'cost of living' rises I have had on my pension have both been more than double the equivalent for my ex-colleagues who are still working.
     
  10. Me!

    Me! Utterly retired Club Sponsor

    Likewise. In one case triple ! Anyway back to staining my newly built garden planter :)
     
  11. andybirdless

    andybirdless Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    I have spent the last two days laying railway sleepers to create flower beds. Was going to start laying pavoirs round the lawn today but have decided to take the day off as I am a bit off colour. Think it may be hay fever.

    Here are a couple of snaps to show progress.


    Hope they are inspirational.

    Oh, the files are too large.:eek:
     
  12. derek kelly

    derek kelly The Deli lama Club Sponsor

    I'd be a bit off colour if I'd been laying sleepers, heard the racket a hen makes just laying an egg?
     
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  13. Minkey

    Minkey Ok it was me Club Sponsor

    I remember fitting one to my ford escort Mrk1 along with hazard warning lights
     
  14. Me!

    Me! Utterly retired Club Sponsor

    Ahh I laid the first run of block type paving along one side of the rear lawn yesterday. Quite pleased with it too! The days just fly by.
     
  15. derek kelly

    derek kelly The Deli lama Club Sponsor

    Remember the wood effect centre consoles you could get with faux leather gear stick cover? I got one for my Avenger from a breakers, I was after a new wing but saw the centre console so I got that as well, even had a built in clock that someone had added, didn't take much to wire it in & added bonus was just behind the gear stick was a space for about six cassette tapes
     
  16. derek kelly

    derek kelly The Deli lama Club Sponsor

    Block paving? Still living in 1990's?
     
  17. Me!

    Me! Utterly retired Club Sponsor

    I’m using the blocks to edge the lawn to create a mowing strip. We have lawns in the South Dirk, not marshland.
     
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  18. Squag1

    Squag1 Well-Known Member Club Sponsor

    A sleeper??????
     
  19. derek kelly

    derek kelly The Deli lama Club Sponsor

    Marshland? Oh you mean that stuff they have in Lincolnshire?
    Not much call for it here in the Garden of England.
     
  20. Me!

    Me! Utterly retired Club Sponsor

    Moved to Kent then?
     
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