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TestMangler
5th January 2012, 22:08
So, did anyone see my little island abode on the news ? Famous for being the only place in the country still without electricity after the storms on Monday night/Tuesday.

Well, the lights are back on and I can have a shower again :eek Phew........

TimberWolf
5th January 2012, 22:10
Shower? It's been raining non-stop for about 2 weeks :confused:

MarillionFan
5th January 2012, 22:12
So, did anyone see my little island abode on the news ? Famous for being the only place in the country still without electricity after the storms on Monday night/Tuesday.

Well, the lights are back on and I can have a shower again :eek Phew........

Orkney? Cracking program.

TestMangler
5th January 2012, 22:12
Shower? It's been raining non-stop for about 2 weeks :confused:

I know I live in a remote area mate, but I think I'd still get locked up for running around naked in the rain, covered in soap :tongue

AtW
5th January 2012, 22:16
Stop surviving in a 3rd world country mate, and move back into UK even though you'd have to pay your full fair share of tax.

:eyes

TestMangler
5th January 2012, 22:21
Stop surviving in a 3rd world country mate, and move back into UK even though you'd have to pay your full fair share of tax.

:eyes

:laugh Very Good..... Unfortunately, Isle of Bute is NOT a tax haven. You can save a few quid on the electricity right enough.....

TestMangler
5th January 2012, 22:22
Orkney? Cracking program.

Different island dude, different sexual preferences........

MarillionFan
5th January 2012, 22:25
Different island dude, different sexual preferences........

Goats as opposed to sheep.

Say no more. A wink is as good as a nod to a blind man.

AtW
5th January 2012, 22:26
Say no more. A wink is as good as a nod to a blind man.

You are not blind though, just very very stupid.

:fight:

MarillionFan
5th January 2012, 22:30
You are not blind though, just very very stupid.

:fight:

If I was thrown through the windscreen of a car at 100 miles an hour, then trampled on the head by a herd of escaped wilderbeest from the local zoo and then run over by a run-away steam roller from an 1900's engineering show I would still have more business acumen left in my soup based based brain then you have ever managed to garner in your 20 years of squirrel shagging, potato snorting, steriod sofa injecting life, Telegraph life reading have managed.

Just saying and no offence like.

AtW
5th January 2012, 22:36
I would still have more business acumen

I would agree that you are full of business acumen.

Troll
6th January 2012, 10:03
So, did anyone see my little island abode on the news ? Famous for being the only place in the country still without electricity after the storms on Monday night/Tuesday.
Well, the lights are back on and I can have a shower again :eek Phew........Saw it on the news last night - you people never heard of generators? I would have thought with the regularity of storms & the abundance of tractors up there a PTO gen would be high on the list of must have for households

Even though being in relatively tranquil Kent, I have one to keep the CH running and a few light circuits in emergencies

Old Greg
6th January 2012, 10:27
If I was thrown through the windscreen of a car at 100 miles an hour, then trampled on the head by a herd of escaped wilderbeest from the local zoo and then run over by a run-away steam roller from an 1900's engineering show I would still have more business acumen left in my soup based based brain then you have ever managed to garner in your 20 years of squirrel shagging, potato snorting, steriod sofa injecting life, Telegraph life reading have managed.

Just saying and no offence like.

Prove it.

Troll
6th January 2012, 10:28
WTS.

I've got two.

And a camping gaz stove or two.

And several camping gaz lights.

And 3 tons of baked beans, 15 shotguns and 15,000 rounds of ammo.

You know it makes sense.

The minefield in the drive is not currently active though.Not sure about the minefield - it would deprive you of a source of emergency (although immoral) source of protein if things got really tough!

cojak
6th January 2012, 10:34
Not sure about the minefield - it would deprive you of a source of emergency (although immoral) source of protein if things got really tough!

Probably shares the same socket as the Xmas tree lights...

Old Greg
6th January 2012, 10:35
Probably shares the same socket as the Xmas tree lights...

He's probably wired the mines in series as well, so when one blows, he has to test them all individually. Good job he's got all those students in the cellar.

TestMangler
6th January 2012, 11:15
Saw it on the news last night - you people never heard of generators? I would have thought with the regularity of storms & the abundance of tractors up there a PTO gen would be high on the list of must have for households

Even though being in relatively tranquil Kent, I have one to keep the CH running and a few light circuits in emergencies

Given that it's the first time we've been without electricity in the seven years I've lived here, it's not particularly high on the list of priorities to be honest. Bute is not exactly regularly hit by storms. It's not the bloody Shetland Islands :laugh

Got the usual collection of stoves, lamps etc obviously.

Most of the problem was caused by them not being able to access certain areas on the mainland where the power distribution had failed. Still, helps keep the population down :laugh

TimberWolf
6th January 2012, 11:27
Hmm, not sure what to make of this picture

bute, uk - Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=bute,+uk&hl=en&ll=55.600075,-5.177307&spn=1.2988,4.147339&sll=40.702015,-96.415488&sspn=54.990041,132.714844&vpsrc=6&hnear=Isle+of+Bute&t=h&z=9)

Looks nasty though.

Troll
6th January 2012, 11:46
Hmm, not sure what to make of this picture

bute, uk - Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=bute,+uk&hl=en&ll=55.600075,-5.177307&spn=1.2988,4.147339&sll=40.702015,-96.415488&sspn=54.990041,132.714844&vpsrc=6&hnear=Isle+of+Bute&t=h&z=9)

Looks nasty though.

Hmmm birthplace of Lena Zavaroni- didn't know that!

Resident population 7,228 (ish depending if TM is home or away)

TestMangler
6th January 2012, 13:03
Hmmm birthplace of Lena Zavaroni- didn't know that!

Resident population 7,228 (ish depending if TM is home or away)

Were you a fan then ? :tongue

Troll
6th January 2012, 13:20
Were you a fan then ? :tongue

Always nice to have a bit of background...


Ms Zavaroni began when she won Opportunity Knocks in 1974 when she was nine, singing "Ma' He's Making Eyes at Me". She was born in 1964 in Rothsay on the Isle of Bute,where her family ran a chain of fish and chip shops.I seem to recall someone on this board running a chippy in Scotland - is that you?

TestMangler
6th January 2012, 15:19
Always nice to have a bit of background...

I seem to recall someone on this board running a chippy in Scotland - is that you?

No, I ran a bijou bistro-ette. Some non-ent poster on here kept insisting it was a chippy though :tongue

MarillionFan
6th January 2012, 15:19
No, I ran a bijou bistro-ette. Some non-ent poster on here kept insisting it was a chippy though :tongue

Kebab van I heard.