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Vin Blanc

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About Vin Blanc

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  • Birthday 21/01/1938

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    New Milton, Hants
  • Interests
    Caravanning, Satellite TV in caravans
  • Towcar / Toad
    Was Vauxhall Frontera V6 - Currently Hyundai ix20
  • Caravan / Motorhome / Static (Make and model)
    No longer active caravanning

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  1. As I remember, Blackmore was divided into two sites. Caravan club to the west and Caravan and Camping club to the east. We only ever stayed on the CC (west half) site and don’t remember any old pub or wooden buildings. We usually walked to a pub (the “Swan?”) at Hanley Swan for dinner. In those days it had an excellent restaurant, happily “staggering” back much later to the caravan! Vin Blanc
  2. Ahhh Blackmore, I can remember when it was an army camp with an armed sentry standing at the entrance. Later on, my Motor Club organised driving contests on the old parade ground (later, to become a car park). Very handy for the Malvern Hills. Vin Blanc
  3. Back in my rally days, I fitted a “Lucas” (I think) roof mounted spotlight to my (then) Mini Cooper “S”. It could be controlled and aimed by a handle through the roof located between the heads of the driver and co-driver. Through the forests at night, the co-driver could aim the lamp's beam around the bends in the track thus allowing the driver to take the corners at greater speed. The main disadvantage of the lamp was, that when in use, it also illuminated the top of the front spot lamps and the bonnet of the car which, (although painted matt black), I foun
  4. As I said in one of my earlier posts! - and rightly so I think. Vin Blanc
  5. Back in the 1960’s, I used to spend my weekend nights thrashing rally cars through the roads and forests of Wales and Scotland. As with all rally cars, mine were always equipped with extra driving lights. In my case, a pair of Cibie “Oscar” long range (pencil beam) spot lamps equipped with 55 Watt “Iodine Quartz” bulbs. (Instant daylight! ) Even in those days, there were rules governing the use of such lamps whilst on the public road sections of a rally. They had to be wired so that they could only be used with the headlight main beams. Dipping the h
  6. Thanks for that Stevan - very informative. That's probably why I always salt my food! Vin Blanc
  7. Think yourself lucky RobertB. I have been unable to smell or taste anything for years (due to the tablets I am obliged to take). I can't even taste the difference between tea and coffee. Strangely though, I know straight away if it has no sugar! Vin Blanc
  8. Not Uranus surely? And I always thought them to be so tasty! OK, – sorry for that one Mr Moderator, couldn’t resist! Let’s just end it here shall we? Vin Blanc
  9. 83rd birthday this month and in all this time I never realised that tea was grown in Yorkshire! I always thought it came from India.........................Ya certainly live and learn! Vin Blanc
  10. No, the other way round! Switch a few things off then reset it! Vin Blanc
  11. In my training days, we referred to it as "Ohms Law" Vin Blanc
  12. "The Falklands" would have been about 25 years after I was demobbed! PS. Have never bought or drunk beer, - don't like it! Vin Blanc (but prefer Vin Rouge)
  13. During my time in the RAF, beer was sold in bottles, only baked beans came in cans! Vin Blanc
  14. Sorry Leeds Lad, I’m not criticizing Lady Bird’s spelling, (notice that I inadvertently misspelt the name “Kronenbourg” myself), but by using American and/Australian slang, I (amongst others) completely failed to understand her post. In my naivety, I assumed that “Krone berg” must be a different company to “Kronenbourg” As someone who was brought up and schooled to speak and write English, I have little understanding of American and/or Australian slang. – Nor do I want to have! Vin Blanc
  15. Please excuse my ignorance, I often enjoy slabs of chocolate and sometimes a slab of toffee, but how would one drink a slab of beer? I've also heard of "Kronenberg" beer but never Krone berg! Vin Blanc
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