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Useful Links

Here are several websites that owners have found useful or very useful. If you know of any others that you have found worthwhile please email me the address and I should be able to incorporate them into this list.

A possible source of information is to search for, say, 'Vectra forums' if you own a Vectra into Google or whatever search engine you prefer. This tends to bring up quite a list of useful sources.

Audi                      www.vwaudiforum.co.uk

BMW                       www.e36coupe.com

Citroen XM                www.club-xm.com 

Ferrari                   www.ferrarichat.com

                          www.customferrariparts.com interesting parts together with an alternative part for a
                          common recirculation flap fault

Ford Focus                www.ffoc.co.uk

Ford Scorpio Ultima       www.fordscorpio.co.uk an extremely good site for Scorpio owners - much information

Ford Granada and Scorpio  www.ford-granadaguild.org.uk

                          www.granada-and-scorpio-online.com


Jaguar                   
                          www.jag-lovers.org

LandRover                 www.LR4x4.com 

Lexus or Toyota Soarer    www.lexusclub.co.uk 

Mitsubishi Shogun/Pajero  www.pocuk.com

Nissan Surf               www.yotasurf.co.uk

Nissan 300ZX              www.300zx.co.uk

Opel/Vauxhall Vectra      www.vvoc.com

Volvo                     www.swedishbricks.com

Volkswagen Passat         www.passatworld.com

Another two business links - as a small family based company we try very hard to give an exemplary service. As such we applaud any other company we have used who also aspire to this ideal. A company which services domestic machines, has no financial tie-in to us at all but has impressed us in the past with its service is www.instant-services.co.uk Their shop is a couple of hundred yards from Rochester Cathedral and they serve the area around the Medway Towns.

We've recently made use of a brilliant computer company, not for their computer expertise (which is obviously immense) but for their expertise in Sage the financial package. The technician who helped us, converted our Sage package, set up many years ago by an accountant which was all but useless to any normal human being, into a system that we, as lay persons, could understand and use intelligeably and which produced accurate results and statistics that meant something and invoices and reports we were able to use. The Sage Users Guide, possibly written by a Chinese robot, certainly encourages any user of this program to make use of Sage's own dedicated expert services. They may be good but our company is small and lean and does not have money to burn, so using www.dbnetcomputers.com was an extremely competitive way of achieving our objects - I just wish that we had known this company years ago.

Another weird one on this very unusual website. Quite a few years ago, probably ten or more I was travelling along one of our local rural roads and could hear the sound of church bells. The sound gradually got louder until I passed a picturesque church complete with a wedding party. I could hear the lovely sound of these bells for a considerable time as they broadcast out over a wide area of the good news of this couple. I thought to myself at this time that I could easily get interested in pulling bells like this but did nothing about it for years. Finally around two years ago whilst researching my wife's ancestry I stumbled over the website of the church near her birthplace who were seeking learners for bell ringing. I find it quite fascinating and much more tricky that you would think. If you have good timing and good rhythm then you are halfway there. I have seen slim young women of no more than about seven stones controlling bells so much more easily than I can do. But then I am a terrible dancer, I suppose that they go together. You do not need much strength to pull a bell if you have good rhythm. Some of the bell ringing websites are obviously written by experts for other experienced ringers and are gobbledegook for learners like me but have a look at www.bellringing.org/belltower if you have an interest as it is easy-peasy or if you live anywhere near us then phone our booking number and I can ask our Tower Captain who knows a heap more than I do and is always very helpful.

Mentioned on the page on France is a website with a very extensive dictionary of French Food - unfortunately this seems to have been withdrawn now.

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