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In case your TV should suddenly simply call it a day and decide to hibernate and you’re left sitting staring at a dull grey soundless screen, here’s a little something to keep you occupied while you wait for the repair man to arrive. If you combine it with yesterday’s 30 shots it should turn out to be quite an entertaining evening after all – Ted

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I have posted similar advice to my male visitors earlier and now ladies, now it’s your turn. Be aware of the two paths. And yes, I know this advice comes a little too late for some of you – Ted 😉

Here’s a few other things any decent person should know:

Retrorambling’s Visitors Service – Part 18 – How To Sit Down Gracefully
Retrorambling’s Visitors Service – Part 15 – Telephone Etiquette
Retrorambling’s Visitors Service – Part 13 – Breaking And Entering
Retrorambling’s Visitors Service – Part 8 – Italian Gestures
Retrorambling’s Visitors Service – Part 10 – Italian Gestures 2
Retrorambling’s Visitors Service – Part 8 – Dressing on Luxury Steamers
Retrorambling’s Visitors Service – Part 7 – The Bow-Tie
Retrorambling’s Visitors Service – Part 6 – Decent Sleep
Retrorambling’s Visitors Service – Part 5 – Flirtation

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A little service for my female visitors, useless for my male visitors of course as man just usually just drop down like a sack of potatoes in any type of seating 😉

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1925 Delage DIS


In 1922, Delage built a prototype sports car based on his successful 2.1-litre Type DE, but fitted with an overhead-valve conversion designed by Henri Toutee which more than doubled the power output to 75bhp. Known as the Type DIS, the new car became one of the best-known vintage sports cars, and over nine hundred examples (including the surbaissee Type DISS) were built between 1924 and 1927. This 1925 DIS carries coachwork by Kelsch.


1925 Frazer-Nash  Super Sport


After leaving GN, Captain Archie Frazer-Nash began to build Frazer Nash cars at Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey, in 1924, Although outwardly a conventional sports car, beneath its aluminium coachwork, the Frazer Nash car concealed the chain-and-dog transmission of its cyclecar forebear. Typical of the breed is this 1925 Anzani-engined Super Sports Three-Seater, which, at a price of £345, offered the performance of a car costing at least twice as much.

1925 Mathis P-Type


The first cars to be sold by the Strasbourg-based Mathis company were designed by Ettore Bugatti in 1904, but the marque became best known for its light cars, like the 1100cc Babylette of the immediate pre- World War I period. This 1925 P- Type has a 1. I-litre, side-valve engine and is fitted with camionette bodywork, equally useful for carrying passengers, livestock or vegetables.


1925 Rolls-Royce Phantom


After nineteen years, the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost finally went out of production in 1925; its successor, the New Phantom, had a 7668cc, sixcylinder engine, cast in two blocks of three, but with a common cylinder head. Most coachwork on the Phantom was formal, but a very few sporting models were turned out early on. A total of 2212 Phantoms was built before the Phantom II appeared in 1929.


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hen this nifty advice was printed back in the days it was meant for women only, but now a days man are just as vain as women so I think we say this tip goes to both sexes –Ted

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A digital recreation of an article published in Hollywood Magazine’s November issue 1935

How To Carve A Turkey

 Sometimes the festive bird  fights back, and when that happens primitive instincts bounce to the surface and a man’s true nature frequently is revealed in the ensuing struggle. fearless Bob Hope took time out from Thanks for the memories to demonstrate the special holds which have won him fame at countless dinner tables.

“Don’t forget to be the first to smile” warns our spirit of thanksgiving
as he moves into position

020_carving_turkeys_01 Blind Faith 020_carving_turkeys_02 The party spirit 020_carving_turkeys_03 Twinge of doubt

020_carving_turkeys_04 Determination

020_carving_turkeys_05 The hypnotic eye

020_carving_turkeys_06 Brute Strength

020_carving_turkeys_07 Unshakeable poise

020_carving_turkeys_08 Surprise attack

020_carving_turkeys_09 Where’s the referee

020_carving_turkeys_10 Calculating hatred

020_carving_turkeys_11 Touch of madness

020_carving_turkeys_12 Desperation

020_carving_turkeys_13 Frenzy

020_carving_turkeys_14 Gloating triumph

020_carving_turkeys_15  The winnah!

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Should you find yourself  out of writing paper or paper for your copying machine or printer and the shops have closed for the night this may come in handy -  Ted 


Making Papyrus

In ancient Egypt the papyrus plant had many uses, including the manufacture of boats, sandals and ropes. As a writing material it revolutionised human communications and culture, and after the decline of the Egyptian civilisation continued for more than 2,000 years as the most widely used writing surface in the Western world.

I. Cut away the green outer rind of the plant, and slice thin wafers of the fibrous white pitch down the length of the stem.

2. Lay the wafers alongside each other with edges overlapping. Place a second layer on top of the first, at right angles to it.

3. Hammer the papyrus flat and dry it under pressure. The plant’s own moisture contains sufficient adhesive qualities to bind the strips into a strong sheet. After drying, uneven parts can be rubbed and polished out.

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