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  1. On hols here in Tenerife & noticed taxis have blue number plates at the back & white at the front, can't remember seeing this last time I was here in 2007 or in Gran Canaria last year. Wonder if only here or all over Spain/
  2. Little Jack Horner, sat in a corner, eating his Christmas pie, he put in his thumb, & pulled out a plum.... Then his Mam saw him, biffed him round the tab hole & shouted "EAT YOUR FOOD PROPPER YOU BRAINLESS LITTLE BO**ER!"
  3. I got in my car, put it in drive, released handbrake, pressed the accelerator & nothing happened = I hadn't started the engine. I'm sure I'm going daft, lol...
  4. My Hyundai i10 has 4 gears, you can change manually if you want & also keep it in a low gear for long downhills by moving the shift lever to the right when in drive. I just leave it in drive most of the time unless going down long hills like that one going into Whitby through Sleights...
  5. I've drove automatics since 2010 & wouldn't voluntary go back to a manual. I'd always had manuals because they were cheaper but my wife developed arthritis in her left knee so we went automatic. We're now on our 2'nd Hyundai i10 automatic & very happy with it. Used to drive in-laws automatic Hyundai Santa Fe & Citroen C4 Picasso, most of the time towing a caravan...
  6. I used to take my pupils on fast dual carriageways & get them up to 70 MPH so they wouldn't get such a shock when going on the M1 after passing their tests, of course learners can go on the M1 now but couldn't back then. I'd also take them over Clifton bridge & get them to change lanes while at speed, that made a few sweat, lol...
  7. Where the white lines have worn away people have to make their own lanes & white lines up in their minds to decide where to go, however people have different ideas on where the imaginary lanes & white lines should be & that is where confusion is possible. Someone who passed their test last week will react differently to someone who passed decades ago, & you have illegal drivers who've never passed a test. I used to advise my ex pupils to display a green L (new driver) or P (passed) plate so other drivers would know they've just passed their test...
  8. Our road always floods when there's heavy rain as the drains can't cope, our drive slopes up from the road so house a few feet above road so safe from flooding. Moaned to Ashfield council many times but nothing ever done... Wife was staring through the lounge window during the heavy rain yesterday: I eventually let her in...
  9. Enjoy in 7 weeks Ian Finn.... We're thinking of going back sometime in 2020 as we enjoyed it so much, it'll be the 3'rd time we've been then. Was 39C temp on some days = we'd go in the outdoor hotel pool to cool down, there'd be a flash of lightning, then we'd be evicted because of lightning strike risk, then read online that Central Florida is the lightning capital of America, but still mega enjoyed it.... BTW we stayed in Baymont Inn & Suites on the corner of Sandlake Road & Universal Blvd, not the poshest place but loved it. It was a late deal = we saw it in travel agent window & was on the plane 2 weeks later...
  10. In our Orlando hotel breakfast room there loads of different sorts & colours of tea & I tried a few, wasn't struck on any of them & always went back to English Breakfast tea... I like my tea builders style = strong with plenty of milk & half a spoon of sugar. I used to take 3 sugars decades ago but cut down, I can drink it without sugar but like just a little bit...
  11. It is on Sandlake Road between International Drive & Universal Blvd (almost opposite the Wawa petrol station) in Orlando. The pizzas we had were very nice & we went back a couple of times but I didn't have the tea. Went in lots of other eateries but didn't have the tea, our favourite was Perkins Bakery on the corner of Int Drive & Sandlake Road...
  12. My late Mother-in-law would drink tea that had gone cold rather than throw it down the drain... One day my tea had gone cold & she put it in the microwave to warm it up for me = I took a gob full & spat it out & screamed as it was so hot, cue lots of moaning & whinging from me. I tried it when it'd cooled down & it was like dish watter...
  13. When I'd had nothing to eat or drink for 2 weeks when I was in QMC for 3 weeks with ischemic colitis (I'd been on fluid IV drips) that 1'st NHS cuppa they gave me tasted like nectar...... Worst tea I've ever had was in Florida a few months ago at Giodarnos (or sumat like that) pizzarria , it was literally like dirty dish watter. John (Ayupmeducks) warned me on my facebook page about the crap tea they make in America, he was so right, lol...
  14. When making tea/coffee on Monday morning fill the kettle to the brim, make your tea/coffee & freeze the excess boiled water for use later in the week...
  15. When I did my part 3 practical driving instructors test (where a chief examiner pretends to be a learner) I actually said before we moved off "drive as near to the left as applicable except when overtaking or turning right, & if someone is sat in a parked car be aware the door could suddenly open so give extra room!" I remembered reading it in the driving instructors handbook. He passed me so it must have been right...