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Patrick Ryan
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Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 1753
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Friday, 01 December, 2017 - 10:06 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Gents,

Please find attached some images my daughter took while we were at the beach last weekend.

I submitted these for the Flying Spares Christmas Card competition, to give them a "summer" feel to Christmas instead of the usual snow & Winter shots.

Note Santa in the tree.








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Robert Howlett
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Post Number: 170
Registered: 9-2010
Posted on Friday, 01 December, 2017 - 05:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Patrick

Love the shorts and footwear mate. The kangaroo gives it a nice touch or is it a wallaby?. Yeah sweating over a hot BBQ on a 37c day is truly Australian. My wife says only in Aus you will find a man in thongs and shorts cooking salmonella, which is unfair cos I haven't poisoned anyone yet..

cheers Rob
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Patrick Ryan
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Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 1754
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Friday, 01 December, 2017 - 09:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I hear you Robert.

Sweaty Christmas days are the norm.
I donít think Iíve poisened anyone yet either.

Love cooking the BBQ on Christmas Day, a few cold beers, whinging kids, ungrateful relatives.

Doesnít get much better than this.

The foot ware Robert are Australian flag thongs/flip flops.
The Santa shorts were a must, pretty warm doing those pics.
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David Gore
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Post Number: 2752
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Saturday, 02 December, 2017 - 07:36 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Patrick,

You did not mention our Kiwi [New Zealand for Northern Hemisphere residents] neighbours have a unique name for the foot ware - Jandals [understood to be derived from abbreviating their original name "Japanese Sandals"].

Beware of tattooed Maoris knocking on your door........
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Patrick Ryan
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Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 1757
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Monday, 04 December, 2017 - 10:15 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Ross,

As promised a few more shots from the "Summer Christmas" photo shoot.









We saw this parked out front where we had breakfast. Very nice & original Caddy.

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Larry Kavanagh
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Username: shadow_11

Post Number: 118
Registered: 5-2016
Posted on Tuesday, 05 December, 2017 - 08:20 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Do you use Mr.Sheen polish on your legs too Patrick?!
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Patrick Lockyer.
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Post Number: 1662
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Tuesday, 05 December, 2017 - 08:43 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Nice pixs there with good weather,the uk weather is horrid ATM.
Patrick Sheen on your legs! do you shave them first?
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Patrick Ryan
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Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 1758
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Tuesday, 05 December, 2017 - 05:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Oh dear.

Hey,
I wear long pants every day guys!!!!

Only get a chance to wear shorts on the weekend

Man, my legs look Lilly white huh lol

I should have used fake tan!

On a good note,
The weather here has been great on some days and horrendous thunder storms the next.
But good weather is predicted for the upcoming wedding of my niece this coming Saturday.
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Larry Kavanagh
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Username: shadow_11

Post Number: 120
Registered: 5-2016
Posted on Wednesday, 06 December, 2017 - 06:16 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I presume you'll be chauffeuring the blushing bride to the wedding venue!Enjoy.
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Robert Noel Reddington
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Post Number: 1600
Registered: 5-2015
Posted on Wednesday, 06 December, 2017 - 06:40 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

dirty engine oil and tar makes a good tan
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Patrick Ryan
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Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 1759
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Wednesday, 06 December, 2017 - 07:07 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi Larry,

Unfortunately not.

She is walking to the ceremony from the hotel which is just across the road. It is at a popular look out in northern New South Wales.
I offered but, that's what they want to do.

The Shadow will stay home in the garage.
It is about a 4-5 hour drive from home to the event.
https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/Harry's+Lookout/@-31.4559245,152.9310527,3a,75y,61.13h,74.77t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1sAF1QipORxu8V20Nxmhc-WHIuhTvvCUzafayUgmfYVyQg!2e10!3e11!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipORxu8V20Nxmhc-WHIuhTvvCUzafayUgmfYVyQg%3Dw234-h106-k-no-pi-0-ya22.500002-ro-0-fo100!7i8704!8i4352!4m5!3m4!1s0x6b9df8b79f00af71:0xa0e6fce65888f8a0!8m2!3d-31.4559245!4d152.9310527

Robert,
I get plenty of that mate with all the kids love jobs, plus their friends cars I also have the pleasure od working on.
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David Gore
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Post Number: 2760
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Posted on Wednesday, 06 December, 2017 - 08:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Patrick,

Pity I am not in Old Bar as Harry's Lookout is about 45 minutes away - beautiful spot with an interesting history.

Great place for an outdoor wedding this time of year.

Hope your niece has a perfect day for her wedding.
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Patrick Ryan
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Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 1760
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Thursday, 07 December, 2017 - 06:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Good Morning David,

Every time I pass the Old Bar sign on the way to and from Port Macquarie I think of you.

The weather seems to be a bit hit and miss over the weekend, its predicting sunny tomorrow (having the day off & traveling up one day early) storms for Saturday (the wedding day), and sunny on Sunday.
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David Gore
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Posted on Thursday, 07 December, 2017 - 06:40 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Patrick,

Yes, the weather at the moment is very unpredictable - the weather bureau is having problems with providing reliable forecasts as the weather patterns are not playing by the rules.

Will keep everything crossed for you on Saturday.
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Patrick Ryan
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Post Number: 1761
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Thursday, 07 December, 2017 - 07:41 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Thanks David.

I can post a pic or two after the event if anyone is interested.

I will get it out there now, my Niece is gay and she is marrying (not legal yet in Oz, but may be by Saturday) her partner of many years.
So if you see 2 beautiful brides in the one photo we will all know what it's all about.

I am very proud of her for standing for what she believes in, and who she is. I do hope the weather hold out for them.
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Mark Luft
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Post Number: 145
Registered: 10-2016
Posted on Thursday, 07 December, 2017 - 08:21 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Sounds like a lovely couple. Best to 'em.
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Patrick Ryan
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Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 1762
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Thursday, 07 December, 2017 - 08:34 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Thanks Mark,

They are.

Both very hard working, and great people.

My Niece is a real card, and you have to be on your game when she is around, otherwise you get flogged to death with her sharp wit, and humour.

She is a Police Sargent, and is terrific with people. She also does many marathons, triathlons and any fund raisers the Police put her up to.

She placed very well in the Hawaiian Ironman on the 2 occasions she has participated.

She is only 5ft (1.52m) tall and wears a size 4 shoe and weighs 121lb (55kg). But she will iron a person out flat to the floor any time, twice her size. This my 5tf 10" (1.8m) tall 220lb (100kg) son can verify LOL
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David Gore
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Post Number: 2763
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Posted on Thursday, 07 December, 2017 - 07:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Patrick,

my best wishes to the couple for every happiness and success now and in the future.

Keeping everything crossed for the weather - the surf at North Cronulla this morning was huge plus a king tide to boot so the east coast Xmas weather patterns are in play already.
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Mark Luft
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Post Number: 146
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Posted on Friday, 08 December, 2017 - 12:30 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

And I see that OZ has made same sex marriage legal. Congratulations to the lucky couple!
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Geoff Wootton
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Username: dounraey

Post Number: 1875
Registered: 5-2012
Posted on Friday, 08 December, 2017 - 02:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Patrick

I've just seen the news, so your niece will be able to get married.

I send my congratulations.

Don't forget to post a pic of the happy day.

Geoff
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Patrick Ryan
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Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 1763
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Friday, 08 December, 2017 - 08:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Gents
We are half way up the NSW coast now.

Will post some pics of the couple at dinner tonight, then tomorrow in their gowns.

Iím a proud uncle
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Omar M. Shams
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Post Number: 1372
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Posted on Saturday, 09 December, 2017 - 04:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Dear Patrick,
If the happy couple would go to Dubai for their honeymoon, they can be driven around in a beautiful Bentley Azure with the top down.

Good luck to them and may they have a happy life together.
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Patrick Ryan
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Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 1766
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Sunday, 10 December, 2017 - 07:55 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Omar,
Thank you so much, you are a true gentleman of the highest order.

They both have trouble getting some type of leave together right now, so a shorter honeymoon will happen, but they will be planning a trip next year.

I will pass your wonderful offer onto them when I see them at breakfast this morning.

Thanks again mate.
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Patrick Ryan
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Post Number: 1767
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Sunday, 10 December, 2017 - 08:13 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Here are some shots from yesterday.









My family
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richard george yeaman
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Registered: 4-2012
Posted on Sunday, 10 December, 2017 - 10:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Great photos Patrick, The one of your Family is priceless, Kind Regards to the happy couple, I wish them Health and happiness.

Richard.
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Sunday, 10 December, 2017 - 11:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Thank you so much Richard.
I will pass on the message.

My daughter (standing right in the above image) and her partner Amy will be next.
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Larry Kavanagh
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Posted on Sunday, 10 December, 2017 - 12:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Best of luck to the happy couple, love conquers all.
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Patrick Ryan
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Post Number: 1769
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Posted on Sunday, 10 December, 2017 - 01:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Thanks Larry, I will pass on your message.

Here are the cars they used, as it was a massive bridal party.

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Geoff Wootton
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Posted on Sunday, 10 December, 2017 - 01:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Patrick

You mean you didn't act as chauffeur in your Rolls!!!

Best wishes to the happy couple.

Geoff
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Patrick Ryan
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Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 1770
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Sunday, 10 December, 2017 - 04:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi Geoff

No mate there was 6 per side plus a page boy plus a dog.

The combiís were perfect.

I will pass on your best wishes.
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ross kowalski
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Registered: 11-2015
Posted on Sunday, 10 December, 2017 - 10:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Patrick R,

VW busses as wedding cars, Henry Royce just rolled over in his grave. Silently.

I bet if you checked, those windowed busses held their value better then the Shadow!

Also, bliss to the happy couple, and good on them for the VWs.
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Omar M. Shams
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Post Number: 1373
Registered: 4-2009
Posted on Monday, 11 December, 2017 - 04:28 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP



Great taste in cars. I was actually driving my yellow bus today!!!
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Bazza
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Posted on Sunday, 10 December, 2017 - 07:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi Ric,
Found this web site and noticed your name.
Owner from Tumbi Umbi.
Tried to register, but got mixed up somewhere.

The Spirit is with me, or rather in for the first check up at my mechanic's workshop.

(Message approved by david_gore)
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David Gore
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Posted on Monday, 11 December, 2017 - 06:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Bazza,

Did you get a registration email sent to whatever email address you included in your registration.

You have to respond to the activation email for your registration to be effective.

Tumbi Umbi eh - I remember Tumbi Umbi as all bush with heaps of green tree snakes sleeping in the sun on the dirt road when Dad was teaching Mum to drive our new FJ Holden in 1954 after we moved to Wyong.
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Tuesday, 12 December, 2017 - 07:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I always knew you were a man after my own heart Omar.

My brother had 2 combiís, and some of my best memories as a kid was driving around, up high almost towering above all others on the road.

A great time.

A drive around Dubai in a combi would be heaven mate.
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Tuesday, 12 December, 2017 - 07:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Baz!!!

Good to hear from you.

I hope the new Spirit is going well and that you are happy with your new acquisition.

She looks fantastic Baz.
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Alex Peterson
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Posted on Tuesday, 12 December, 2017 - 09:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi Patrick I appreciated your photos and words, I live a few km south of your photos on thesouthern edge ofLake Illawarra. I have a cannon EOS camera
35mm film so no photos today. Ihave noted 30 species of birdsthis sp-ring one interesting group is the magpie http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2017-12-11/magies-ten-things-you-didnt-know/9245780
I will buy a digital camera and post some photos
Alex
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StevenBrown
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Posted on Wednesday, 13 December, 2017 - 03:20 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Excellent photo's. I was a VW air cooled guy in my youth. Weird kid as I was also into Rolls Royce and Porsche. Not because of the status symbol. It was the quality of how they are built. VW too me is an easy vehicle to keep in tip top shape. Ironic, here in North America. Those 23 window VW buses are worth more then many Rolls Royce's. Like my Spur and eventual Shadow.
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Wednesday, 13 December, 2017 - 05:18 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I laugh about my fleet of VWs being worth as much as my Bentleys and in some cases worth double the money. For me its not about the money - it is the fact that I love these cars.
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Wednesday, 13 December, 2017 - 11:05 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Great story on the magpies there Steven. We have had one at home for many years, and yes they bring all the family along for food & water.

They are as friendly and as loyal as a good dog.

They will even come in the door for a walk around and a chat.

Fantastic bird.
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Wednesday, 13 December, 2017 - 11:07 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Sorry, Alex.
The Magpie story was yours not from Steven.

Omar,
We sure all love your fleet, especially now we have seen the VW's.
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Patrick Ryan
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Username: patrick_r

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Posted on Wednesday, 03 January, 2018 - 09:49 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Gents,

Here is a short video of the wedding.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZO1vOwHuHrFqoRbsTeayNUnZevQpugDN/view
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ross kowalski
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Posted on Wednesday, 03 January, 2018 - 12:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Patrick,

Nice video what a great day that must have been.
The beach location looked epic.

Only suggestion, a minimum of 1 minute of RR pictures!
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Patrick Ryan
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Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 1812
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Wednesday, 03 January, 2018 - 06:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Thanks Ross,
It was a terrific day, and the weather was unreal.

I did offer her my car, But they had the VWís planned, which worked really well.
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ross kowalski
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Posted on Thursday, 04 January, 2018 - 02:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Patrick R,

Actually I meant more generally that all videos should have 1 min of RR images.

It would class up youtube's cavalcade of cat, tenbest, and unboxing videos.
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Patrick Ryan
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Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 1813
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Thursday, 04 January, 2018 - 03:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Ohhhh yeah mate.
I hear ya.

We all need to get right on it and start the trend
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Mark Luft
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Posted on Friday, 05 January, 2018 - 01:52 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Great video, Patrick. Proud looking uncle too. Thanks for posting
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David Gore
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Posted on Friday, 05 January, 2018 - 07:58 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Will have look at the video later today when I am back at the Mid-north coast with a landline internet connection instead of wireless broadband with the limited data available here in Sydney.

The neighbours will be concerned with the footpath jungle that will have grown during the recent hot, wet and humid conditions. The lawn needs mowing every 4 to 5 days in Summer to keep it presentable.
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Friday, 05 January, 2018 - 08:30 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Thanks Mark.

David,
The net is frightfully slow for some reason.

I will just drink more beer while I wait for it to speed up!

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