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General Discussion Area / Re: The bus
« on: 12 May 2018, 19:30:58 »
The system in Glossop Derbyshire is good. Have used this as well combined with train to Manchester although I did encounter a yob refusing to buy a ticket.

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Can you claim tax relief on care home fees??

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General Discussion Area / Re: The bus
« on: 12 May 2018, 19:15:10 »
You lot are all rather uncharitable about the bus. I use them a lot particularly in London. It obviously depends on your route and whether or not you have a helpful timetable. You have to be a little laid back sometimes though.

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General Car Chat / Re: How many cars have you owned so far.
« on: 24 December 2017, 14:52:35 »
25 since 1969

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General Car Chat / Sobering thought
« on: 24 December 2017, 14:46:01 »
My 3 year old granddaughter was on her way up to our house on her scooter with my son  and suddenly went off piste and glanced a parked car. It had made a mark on the car so my son knocked at house  door to report.

A little girl answers - "is your Daddy in" my son says, reply "no my daddy is in the sky". Mother arrived and didn't show any interest in the slight damage. Anyhow my son gave her some money to sort it out as in his view it would not be cured by T cut - turns out her husband was changing a gearbox on his drive and it fell off the axle stands and killed him. Wasn't expecting this story when my son and granddaughter arrived.

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General Car Chat / Re: My toy is getting expensive
« on: 16 December 2017, 10:52:39 »
Wife's Insignia very heavy on tyres - Phaeton did 46000 miles on rears and 26000 on fronts but mainly motorway use. When I had Omega it was somewhere in between the 2 but seemed to have more alignment issues.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Women are strange
« on: 16 December 2017, 10:49:52 »
I use the Astra (1.6 petrol auto) around Sandhurst/ Farnborough Ststion but only get 27mpg from that. Phaeton would be scraped on regular basis if left at station.


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General Discussion Area / Re: Fence Ownership Dispute
« on: 16 December 2017, 08:21:50 »
 My garden adjoins 5 other gardens. I have replaced fence twice in 35 years at more or less my costs as I cannot be bothered with the hassle of asking for contributions as most are happy to sit looking at rotting fence which I am not. Interestingly this last time one or two asked if I wanted money but I declined.

With the case from the original post I would just put your case to neighbour and either meet him half way or just rely on Manor House story and let him prove contrary. Probably not worth going legal if cost of fence not too big.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Women are strange
« on: 16 December 2017, 08:05:53 »
Sorry - yes it is a diesel. The 90 litres for 600 miles is 30 mpg but I recall that I refilled on empty signal but in fact 10 litres still left - so basically 34 mpg mainly motorway with some small amount. around town at destination

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General Discussion Area / Re: Women are strange
« on: 16 December 2017, 01:41:32 »
On a completely unrelated note pscocoa, is your VW a diesel?

Friend of mine is borrowing a 3.0d one, and even driving steady (he's steady most of the time anyway), he's struggling to achieve 30mpg.  Is that about right?

Mine only does motorway stuff and it gets me about 550 to 600 miles on 90litres. I will do the maths in the morning!!! I think 37/38 mpg on a run is about right. It is 2.5 tonne 4 wheel drive.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Women are strange
« on: 15 December 2017, 21:33:03 »
Back to the topic - was asked to accompany my precious to Sainsbury and M & S  in Ashton. She wanted 2 cards for 2 family members. After 30 minutes of looking I got pissed off and said to hurry up.

We left car park and half hour later we were in Glossop. She then says has forgotten to get one of the two cards and suddenly it is my fault "for rushing her". No wonder the country is in chaos.


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General Discussion Area / Re: Theres Snow
« on: 14 December 2017, 21:35:13 »
Seem to have got lucky with the travel. Went to Cornwall on 8th Dec and was just in front of the incident (potential bridge jumper) that closed M5 between Taunton and Exeter for 5 hours. Made it down in just over 4 hours.

Coming back on 10th the salt boys had done a great job on M4 and I did the 260 miles in 3 hours 45.

Just driven up to Manchester today in 3 hours. Glossop tomorrow may be more interesting.
Are you still running the phaeton, Phil?

Yes now entering its 9th year. It has to do Manchester and back twice more before the end of Xmas break.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Theres Snow
« on: 14 December 2017, 21:07:25 »
Seem to have got lucky with the travel. Went to Cornwall on 8th Dec and was just in front of the incident (potential bridge jumper) that closed M5 between Taunton and Exeter for 5 hours. Made it down in just over 4 hours.

Coming back on 10th the salt boys had done a great job on M4 and I did the 260 miles in 3 hours 45.

Just driven up to Manchester today in 3 hours. Glossop tomorrow may be more interesting.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Bloody trick or treaters
« on: 29 October 2017, 19:35:25 »
Another excellent official annual Sandhurst Town Council firework display tonight, there must have been 5-10k watching. At about 9:30 walked down to local offie for 4 tins, where I had run out of beer. Coming the other way was a local pub crawl group of scantily dressed Halloween girls, said hello and had to turn around and make sure the scantily clad girls kept swinging their skimpy skirted hips and kept on walking, so I wouldn't suffer a zombie attack. Another tough job in life but somebody has to do them. :-X :-X :-X

Yes - my lot went to Sandhurst display en masse - I stayed home with daughter's dog who managed to squeeze herself into a tiny corner - not bad for a greyhound.

My daughter (staying with us whilst their extension finished plus dog and kids and husband) has gone to town on our house to try and entice the trick treaters down the drive to our front door - they love it. I will be out.

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 29 October 2017, 19:28:46 »
No problems with the Astra since I got it in 2013 but emissions light on today.

Maxscan shows P138 High Voltage Bank1 Sensor 2 and P140 02 Sensor No Activity Detected Bank 1 Sensor 2. Thought I had saved full data but not there when I went to download.

Will have to dig further but it will be beyond my ability to fix - just trying to get a basic handle on issue before dealer gets into it

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