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Why have a Garden Gnome
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Peter_L



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:19 pm    Post subject: Why have a Garden Gnome Reply with quote

Why have a Garden Gnome when one can have a genuine Hawker Hunter in the yard.

Comes with detachable wings and an imitation pilot. Engine not included and it doesn't look if there is a speedometer or clock.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-35696826


It didn't sell at the auction on the 2nd March, I don't know why ?
http://www.brightwells.com/classiccarsmotorcyclesautomobilia/classicvehicles/catalogue.aspx

A Honda 70 for 2200 ? but that didn't go either.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A chap I know with has over 1000 Garden Gnomes, 70 are in his bedroom Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

D4B wrote:
A chap I know with has over 1000 Garden Gnomes, 70 are in his bedroom Laughing
I am not even going to ask why ? (I will leave that to someone else)
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My favourite story relates to when I lived in Leicester. Overnight, all his garden gnomes disappeared. He reported it to the police, but nothing was found. Three weeks later he got up to see all his gnomes had returned and that they were all well-tanned. There was a thank you card saying "thanks for the holiday"!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
When I saw the title to the thread my first thought was a BS Gnome turbine engine or possibly an early 20thC rotary Gnome.
The latter of course could be sold to SWMBO as a means of turning a rotary washing line. Laughing Laughing Laughing and the former would make a good snow blower. Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lowdrag wrote:
My favourite story relates to when I lived in Leicester. Overnight, all his garden gnomes disappeared. He reported it to the police, but nothing was found. Three weeks later he got up to see all his gnomes had returned and that they were all well-tanned. There was a thank you card saying "thanks for the holiday"!


Amelie?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

peter scott wrote:
lowdrag wrote:
My favourite story relates to when I lived in Leicester. Overnight, all his garden gnomes disappeared. He reported it to the police, but nothing was found. Three weeks later he got up to see all his gnomes had returned and that they were all well-tanned. There was a thank you card saying "thanks for the holiday"!


Amelie?
and I thought I was the only one to have seen the movie...
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fabulous film!

Here's a proper garden Gnome:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

peter scott wrote:
Fabulous film!

Here's a proper garden Gnome:


Peter


What was this about, early trials for a Hovermower ?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No! Shocked
It's a Gnome radial engine!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotary_engine

I just tried to watch the elicit copy I made of "Amelie" some years ago on DVD and it no longer plays! Embarassed

Had to buy a copy on eBay. Essential archive material.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

peterwpg wrote:
peter scott wrote:
lowdrag wrote:
My favourite story relates to when I lived in Leicester. Overnight, all his garden gnomes disappeared. He reported it to the police, but nothing was found. Three weeks later he got up to see all his gnomes had returned and that they were all well-tanned. There was a thank you card saying "thanks for the holiday"!


Amelie?
and I thought I was the only one to have seen the movie...


Am I missing out on essential viewing?

RJ
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick wrote:
peterwpg wrote:
peter scott wrote:
lowdrag wrote:
My favourite story relates to when I lived in Leicester. Overnight, all his garden gnomes disappeared. He reported it to the police, but nothing was found. Three weeks later he got up to see all his gnomes had returned and that they were all well-tanned. There was a thank you card saying "thanks for the holiday"!


Amelie?
and I thought I was the only one to have seen the movie...


Am I missing out on essential viewing?

RJ


Well I think that's two Peters that would say so. It's a great story and a visual feast.

Peter x2


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