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Fix, fix...!!. There's nothing better than sitting stationary on the M5 on a hot day, inhaling diesel fumes ! 

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It might be OK for a daily commute into work and back but the other uses like outings and holidays where detailed planning to find a charger is required is unrealistic. When you get to the charger point there will inevitably be a queue. Then there’s the higher cost, although people do tend to lease cars these days. Maybe municipal vehicle use will be appropriate because of their local and intermittent nature, retuning to base each day. 

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It's raining here.  And it's 12 degrees.  I've had better weather in January. 

I've not been very productive for the last few weeks, but today I am going to re-fit the skirting board around where I removed the old internal pipe boxing in the dining room and had the corner re-plastered. This is not straightforward, because I'm 'working to' existing, which I have to match to, and I've also got two internal and one external corner in the space of a few inches.

 

Once done it's then relatively straightforward to repaint the dining room.  It was only done last year, but I've had a horrible old artex finish on the ceiling plastered over, which left a bare ceiling and lots of splashes on the walls.

 

Still, could be worse.  I could have the tedium of walking on sand to find a sun lounger, or sitting in some taverna listening to incessant bouzouki music. 

 

Lucky escape.... :dry:

 

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Today we’ve begun building our Ark thumbsup

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I've just seen photos from someone who has been in Edinburgh for the last few days.  Sunny with clear blue skies.

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It's all propaganda, honest.

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15 hours ago, carni said:

Quick, pack a bag. See you over the border.thumbsup

Compo will be doing open house. I'm sure he'd fit you in, (for a small donation).

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We could all get a coach, pick up places for those Nottstalgians  in far of places. He's a good lad is our Compo, If we give him a warning as we set off. I'm sure we will find him .................hiding in a mountain somewhere.slywink

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We have friends from Radcliffe on Trent here for a few days before they go off on their travels. Today we are going to that big ditch up the road, a.k.a the Grand Canyon. Haven't been in years, you don't when it's on your doorstep, so hopefully they haven't filled it in. 

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Did my last vigilating in an exam this morning, Handed in my badge with green coloured cord (started off yellow - can’t be alone with kids need escorting round building to blue - can do scribing one to one but have to be escorted round building to green - can do scribing and don’t have to be escorted badge opens doors). I was a bit nervous the first time I did the scribing, but I have enjoyed it despite the boring bits watching a room full of young people writing for 2 hours. I have had one pupil one to one for all his exams which was nice, I think we had a good rapport and it seemed to help him relax more after the first one.

 

Quite sad to have finished but things can get back to “normal” now whatever that is. My boys might stop sulking now I am not in and out so much. I would do it again at the same school, just got to wait now to get paid. Primark/garden centres here I come!

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Michael, Is it still a bit wet up in Nottingham?   :biggrin:

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4 hours ago, MargieH said:

Michael, Is it still a bit wet up in Nottingham?   :biggrin:

 

Dunno Margie the wipers won't go fast enough for me to see...     :(

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Mmmmmm!  How has this happened?  I can’t believe I’ve been driving for 50 years and still avoid ‘parallel parking’ if I can help it :biggrin:

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Try car parking Lizzie, leave the parallels to the others.  :yahoo:

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You mean that flash car of yours hasn’t got “park assist”, Lizzie?

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Me too Lizzie. We weren't taught it, and I have managed to keep it a secret.........................................Until Now.!

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Been years since I had to parallel park, I'd have a job doing that now.

 

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1 hour ago, Rob.L said:

You mean that flash car of yours hasn’t got “park assist”, Lizzie?

It might have Rob, I just drive it and only touch knobs I understand :Shock:   Don’t even know if I’ve got a CD player in the car and I’ve had it nearly 3 years! 

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Oh Lord, I presume you haven't found the instruction book yet then Lizzie ? :rotfl:

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Some of us learned how to do parallel parking by watching how Reginald Molehusband did it.

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I now am going back to the 70s  leaving the UK to live in South Africa i was learning to drive, if you had passed your test in the UK your licence was OK to use. If not you had to take a S.A. test. Well my next door neighbour gave me a few  lesson in the SA test you first had  to do theory (remember this was way before we did it in the UK) then in your test reverse parking all so parallel parking which i think both are very much the same, any way i had to drive a Toyota truck with the gears on the steering wheel column change if i remember, after the lesson Quizzey  name of my neighbour his  shirt was wet though, as to practice the move he would always take me to lots of parked car,s with little space between them. He must have dreaded taken me for lessons.

Any way i never did pass my test in SA but came back and passed in UK. 

PS---- South Africa would accept your British licence but the UK would not accept the SA licence, so it would have been a waste of time me passing my test in SA. as for Quizzey well i think i must have taken 10 years off his life.

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