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Picture of our shop dog " Bruno ".

Well, without further ado, what we’re trying to do is combine a hobby/passion of mine into a reality!!! πŸ˜† Not as easy as I expected it to be, but when is it ever?? πŸ˜† I’m nearly half a century old , and in that time I’ve managed to accumulate quite a few things!! Things of all different types, from coins to cars, to trucks and trailers etc etc etc!!!; πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

I seem to go through these mad phases were I’ll just start to buy things because I like the look of it, or whatever the reason is!!!! And sometimes it can go on for a few weeks, and then other times it’s lasted for months and months!!! And I’ve got that much stuff now that it’s starting to get out of hand, so we came up with this idea; instead of going to markets and car boots etc, then why not bring the people to us, because you’d never get a vehicle big enough to get my stuff in to take it to a market, or wherever??!! This is perfect for me doing it this way, because once I have got the site and everything else up and running properly, then as things begin to sell, (touch wood), that they do!!!! πŸ˜† I can carry on doing what I love to do, without getting yelled and balled at for bringing more stuff back to the house with me, it’s the only place I can bring it to now!!! The warehouse is full to the rafters, my yard and sheds are full to the brim, and the attic!!! You’re lucky if you can get up there now!! The spare room, or my man cave, that’s what it was at one time, are all full too, and I’ve filled the dining room, and I’ve now started to encroach into the kitchen!!! Even I have to admit that the missus is right as far as having stuff in the dining room and the kitchen is concerned!!! So I’m trying to make the kitchen mainly my first priority, and then I can get on with the dining room! At least this way of doing it, the missus gets her kitchen and dining room back, and it’ll keep her happy for a bit!! πŸ˜† So once I’ve got the 2 bikes I’m doing now done, I can put em away bcoz they’ll be finished! Which creates enough room in the dining room for me to finish off in there, whilst at the same time the missus has got her kitchen back!!! πŸ˜† And I know that she’ll be as happy as a pig in the manure pile!! πŸ˜† So if she’s happy, then I’m happy!! πŸ˜†

And I guarantee that you’re still thinking to yourself, well where’s this explanation that they’ve been going on about as if it’s some earth shattering news or sumat!! It’s not, it’s just this: as you’re aware now that I’ve been a professional mechanic for over 30 years, and during all of that time I’ve picked up plenty of other talents along the way! πŸ˜† I’m what people call “a bit of a jack of all trades”, and I pick things up very quickly toon!! Once I’ve seen something done once or twice, then I can usually put my hand to it myself!!! Now I’m not trying to say that I’ve watched someone weld a couple of times and I was up and doing it myself like a professional or something of that nature!! But I am pretty good at it to say that I’ve taught myself from watching others doing it, and asking them questions if I didn’t understand whatever it was that they might have been doing at the time!!! But I’ve always been a firm believer that if you want to learn something, and you don’t know what the best way to go about it is, it’s to Ask!!!! “NEVER, EVER” be afraid or scared to ask someone, anyone, whatever it is you wanna know, especially for something to better yourself for aswell!!! πŸ˜† The worst thing that anyone can do to you is to basically tell you to f-off!!! And so what if they do, who cares, there’s always someone out there that will be willing to share their experiences of what they do know and help you out!!! πŸ˜† πŸ˜† There might not be many of us left nowadays, but you do come across them from time to time, they’ll always give you a helping hand if they can!!! And that’s the difference in this day and age, people just don’t seem to care about anything/anyone apart from usually it’s first themselves and then it’s their pockets!!! And all the rest of the things in their lives tends to go on the back burner!!! And this is just my opinion on how I see things, and not what Peter or Paul see!!!

I think I was born in the wrong era!!! Because I’m a very old skool type of gentleman, and I say that because of everything I see on a daily basis! People are very unmoralised, if that is actually a word or not, I don’t know!! πŸ˜† But hopefully you’ll get what I mean πŸ˜† And everyone always seem to be in a rush to get to places, you couldn’t leave your doors unlocked nowadays can you eh?? But go back about 15 to 20 years ago and you could do in those days!!! So what’s changed for us to have gone from then to now!!?? I put it down to the majority of people not having any decent morals and principles, not like they used to have!!!!!

I do hope that I have explained it good enough for you to be able to understand and get what I mean!? πŸ˜†πŸ˜† But if you would like more information, or there’s something you don’t quite get, then feel free to hit the button below us and we’ll get you in the picture!! And as time goes on and we all get to know each other a bit better, things will soon come to light, and especially as we get things running properly we’ll be introducing other new stuff aswell!! πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

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Massive remote control aeroplane!!

This gigantic aeroplane runs off a fairly large nitro engine, but I wouldn’t like to be the one that has to land it!! πŸ˜† You can either just buy the plane on it’s own, or you can buy it with everything that you’ll need, and more!!! Like all the remote controlling gear, with spare sets aswell!! There’s also a spare engine with it, if you are wanting to take the whole kit and kaboogle!!! πŸ™‚ And as you know, we are the “Swap Shop Store”, so obviously I’m always up for a swap, or some sort of trade, and I don’t mind if there’s a bit of cash going either way!! πŸ™‚


I’m not gonna keep carrying on about the same thing time and time again, saying that it’s just like a diary!!!

So today has been an eventful one! I’ve been sat at the laptop all day long, sending emails after emails after emails!!!! And they’re all going to the large manufactoring companies in China and other Asian countries, trying to find the right one for our needs, which is quality, quality and more quality!! πŸ˜† And obviously then there’s the cost of what it’ll end up being for our customers!! Because yeah we could easily buy the cheap, not so well made etc etc, but we aren’t like that!! We want people to be getting exactly what they have paid for, and not sumat that’ll break within the first 50 miles of riding it!!!!

So that’s definitely one thing that you can be rest assured of, and that’s;

“We would never, ever let a bike out of our shop unless it meets my own standards!! And believe me, they are pretty high ones!!”

Safety is a must as far as we’re concerned, in fact it ranks on up there with the likes of my own standards!! I’m just very passionate about what I do, and I like everything to be where it should be etc etc! So if that’s a bad thing, then I’m guilty of it for sure!!!! πŸ˜†

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