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RogerS

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Some folks do have a wonderful sense of irony.

From a letter to B&Q Customer Service:
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>'Dear Sir/Madam
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>'My congratulations to you on getting a yacht to leave the UK on 28th
>November 2004, sail 27,354 miles around the world and arrive back 72
>days later.
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>'Could you please let me know when the kitchen I ordered 96 days ago
>will be arriving from your warehouse 13 miles away?'
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>David Mortimer
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>Commercial Director
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>The Golden Holiday Company Limited
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>Tel: 0870 777 6955
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>Fax: 0870 027 6265
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>www.goldencaribbean.com <http://www.goldencaribbean.com>
 

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I'm impressed he's still retained his sense of humour about it. :roll:

Funnily enough I went down to Falmouth this morning and saw "B&Q" and Dame Ellen herself (good grief, but she's tiny!), bouncing across the netting. Beautiful day; even the navy's "Triton" experimental three-hulled ship looked good. Hmm, three hulls seem to be popular at the moment, don't they? :lol: Anyway, I was looking at the immaculate condition of B&Q's paintwork (doesn't look like she's been 27 yards) and I wondered which brand they used? Dulux? Crown? B&Q own brand..?

I'll get my paintbrush on the way out... :wink:

Cheers, Alf
 

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I was in B&Q at the weekend, when over the store radio (dont you just hate the store radio station in there?) came an advert with Ellen saying how she had used a B&Q own brand drill to fix her mast in heavy seas :shock:

Call me cynical, but I think if I was going on a solo 27,000 mile voyage around the world I would want something slightly more robust than a B&Q own brand drill :twisted:

Steve.
 
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Agreed about the own brand. But I don't think she'd have made it back if she'd said she used a drill she picked up in Homebase ;)

Andrew
 

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And with a bit half the chuck maximum size, and it was drilling into wood :wink:
 

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now thats not fair on a b&q own brand drill,you can give something a fair wollap with it if you want to fix said mast back in place :wink: :wink: :roll:
 

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She probably had no choice - after all B&Q did finance the boat, and that worked okay! Where else could somebody buy one of those! :roll:

Cheers,

Trev.
 

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Yes - what she failed to mention was that she had used the drill to knock in a couple of nails! :D

Just wondering how long her extension cord must have been ........
 
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