Oh Ricky, this is wonderful. Thanks very much for your kind thoughts and for the wonderful quiz - I love it, though I suspect that I won't get many right ;-) PS love the new avatar :-) Here goes:
1. An industrial strength rubber washer for dampening the vibrations on something.
2. Is the new Lensbaby Coke Bottle. Attach this to your camera and watch the world go out of focus.
3. Is either part of an industrial cleaning machine designed for tackling teenagers bedrooms or its the carburettor from a moped.
4. Is a nut. I believe this one is on a trolley jack.
5. Is either a very special hose pipe used to ensure that the grapes that go into Port wine are watered to perfection or it is what happens when your pet snake gets scurvy from eating a poor diet.