It's all true I'm afraid.
I grew up using seagulls in the scouts, always been fond of them.
A year or so ago I took on a seagull overhaul for a friend. Within 2 weeks I bought another locally. Then a SD and 2 102s in bits, then a barge pusher, then an AC (because it was cheap and had a bayonet tank) Then an AD came along as well as another SD. I then bought a 40 plus, because it had an elusive SD throttle lever fitted, I then discovered the little 40 model for £30 and drove to Bristol from Derbyshire to pick it up. I've now got 2 more to restore. To make matters worse, I then found a Anzani twin very close and got that also.
I now sniff with pleasure when a lamretta goes past when everybody else is coughing. I need help. Others have it a lot worse than me