We are tight because of the cost of the hobby these days. Sometimes I feel we are being ripped off by the suppliers, any suppliers on here care to respond??
Well this is the UK News of today- apart from D-Day 75 of which I sort of missed the big event and got in a gap between it and Korea but someone gave me a Veterans Badge and after 70 years, HM Government gave me a decent pair of hearing aids - for playing with sweating ammunition left over from WW2!
But back to the other news. We in the UK have a population of some 60 million of which about 40 million are of 'working age' and according the UK Banks half of them have agreed bank overdraft facilities and they simply don't know how many are debts which are- not agreed.
If the rest of the Press report that the average wealth of a. UK citizen is a mere £450 or so, how the blazes can most of us do model engineering anyway.
On a more cheerful note, I found an advert for an old Myford ML7 for the delightful sum of £495
Does this mean that whoever buys it will have spent his or hers total wealth?
I''m having a whimsical break as I am now in a National Health Service backlog for someone to stick a hypodermic needle in my better eye. On that score, I have been paying into the NHS since it started with Lord Beveridge in 1948 when my wet behind the ears were blown in .
If moderators find me a bit grumpy at times, I claim either insanity for putting up with things so long.. But I haven't got dementia yet- but still cannot afford a decent new lathe.
Thought,, is it any better elsewhere?