May 2023:Quickfire A to Z of anything/everything

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^^ I buy a lot of Carbolic soap, although as Jim has noted it is fake as it can't contain actual carbolic (Phenol) but I am using a topical antibiotic/antiseptic that rather surprisingly does contain Phenol.

But R is for Ruination Day. Except that is the 14th of April.
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OOps, squirm, fidget, this is just a touch embarrassing in its awfulness but it does include a few "R"'s

Its the "Royal Variety Performance" surprisingly from 1992 and probably even then didn't count as "entertainment". This section is narrated by Raymond Baxter, and at the end Cliff Richard emerges from a Mini to sing a few bars of Livin' Doll. This was 1992, post Disco, post punk, post New romantics and Synth, and Cliff turns up in a page boy costume from panto.
NewcastleFalcon wrote: 09 Feb 2015, 19:19 If it is car-related light entertainment you are looking for Davie, you could do worse than look back to the 1992 Royal Variety performance. Depending how you look at it its either brilliant or embarrassing in its awfulness. If you stick with it to the end Cliff Richard emerges in a totally terrible outfit and manages a few bars of "Livin' Doll" :!:

Probably a shame that Raymond Baxter had to do the awful script, I used to like his dulcet tones over the Farnborough Air Show and Tomorrow's World! Bizarrely, you have to get through a bit of harmonica from Larry Adler before the real action begins :)

Enjoy it if you can, Top Gear may not seem so bad after this


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The obvious Motoring 'R'
The obvious Motoring 'R'
The obvious Motoring 'R'
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The Five traditional Counties of the United Kingdom beginning with R are
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Just over the border is Roxburghshire...
NewcastleFalcon wrote: 02 May 2022, 15:11 Wiki has this nice black and white image of the border at Carter Bar on the A68 in days gone by, with some less garish and more informative signs than are there now!

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A great collection of Rs today and in general this tread has been top quality all through :D

My last contribution for the day...

Racing...
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Taken from my marshalling spot by a very busy roundabout on the A428 during the ATW Box End Triathlon :)

More about it in my blog...
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Rondo Veneziano.



I was thinking there were called Renaissance and have been reduced to digging the LP out.
Titled "Not Quite Jerusalem", a film I enjoyed lots of years ago and bought the LP on the strength of that.
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Sun's just risen here, and it's quite frosty. These Rosellas (specifically Eastern Rosellas) are sitting up high enjoying the early morning sun.
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Lovely Alec!

Petrol brand of the day

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...and another garage R.

I like an upstairs showroom and a pair of R's.

Rossleigh in Newcastle used to have one
NewcastleFalcon wrote: 26 Mar 2019, 00:55 This Garage in Newcastle came to mind as having a large upstairs showroom, near the central station right in town. The internet has drawn a blank for pictures even on skyscrapercity.com which does have a tremendous amount of information gathered on particular cities/areas.

Best I can do is an old advert for Triumph Toledo/Triumph 1500 with a nice invitation to "drive straight up to our rooftop showroom where you can park your car and try some of ours"
and from Radnorshire in Wales Knighton, Naughton Motors, on the latest google street view you can still see the Hillman Imp Californian in the upstairs bit.

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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 21 May 2023, 23:27 and from Radnorshire in Wales Knighton, Naughton Motors, on the latest google street view you can still see the Hillman Imp Californian in the upstairs bit.

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And a very lovely Avenger Tiger :D

And as today is S, here's my first...

A Street Sign... Actually on a roundabout. The one I got to know very intimately yesterday...
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You could get yourself in a right pickle there if you miss your turning :lol:
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S-Day has dawned and time to switch on and prime yourselves to notice all things S, and more importantly post up your observations on this very thread.

Will you use one of those taken for granted things like an escalator or a lift today :?: . Head into Leicester Forest East Services and you may even use a Schindler :-D Very widespread in the lift world.
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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 14 Mar 2022, 10:30 I have struggled a bit with Leicestershire and here's a contribution scraped from the very bottom of the Leicestershire barrel. I quite like the former ambition of the pioneering Leicester Forest East Services, with its restaurant over the motorway and a terrace you could sit alfresco at and enjoy the ambience of the motorway traffic.
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Somewhere there will be film footage of it, but for now I'm afraid we are left with the niche hobby of videoing different lifts in different locations so here is a Schindler at Leicester Forest East Services...

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CitroJim wrote: 22 May 2023, 05:42
And as today is S, here's my first...

A Street Sign... Actually on a roundabout. The one I got to know very intimately yesterday...

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You could get yourself in a right pickle there if you miss your turning :lol:
Do you mean you might end up in Piccalilli Circus? :-D
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Or launched into orbit to the tune of Tubular bells.

Give it the beans Jim.
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mickthemaverick wrote: 22 May 2023, 09:08
CitroJim wrote: 22 May 2023, 05:42
And as today is S, here's my first...

A Street Sign... Actually on a roundabout. The one I got to know very intimately yesterday...

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You could get yourself in a right pickle there if you miss your turning :lol:
Do you mean you might end up in Piccalilli Circus? :-D
:lol: :lol: That roundabout was enough of a circus for me Mick!
myglaren wrote: 22 May 2023, 09:24 Or launched into orbit to the tune of Tubular bells.

Give it the beans Jim.
:lol: :-D

I like Leicester Forest East Services Neil... Stopped there many, many times over the years and seen it evolve over the years... Not always for the better I must say but as services go, they're one of the better ones in my experience... So the bottom of that barrel is not being scraped!
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S is for many, many words but I believe I know the longest one!! 100 points to anyone who can tell me the word that is longer than this:

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