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  1. That's not Mercedes in Exeter? If so they are the biggest cowboys going, worse than Arthur Daley. Hopefully nothing will go wrong for you with it during the warranty period otherwise you may regret dealing with them. List of problems they caused us: 1. traded in against a car with a private plate that was to be swapped over so they sold the car into trade with the number plate - we had to track down the trade seller to get it back. 2. Sold with 'new tyres' - 2 needed replacing after 400 miles at MOT - big argument ensued. 3. Plastic trim fell off - many phone and a few months to get them to do anything. 4. Heater didn't work properly and bonnet latch kept falling out of the trim into foot well - sent into repair under warranty but came back with faults not fixed (Covid had kicked in by then so didn't realise it had not been fixed until it was out warranty).
  2. Clarkson's Farm is really good - reminds me why we started farming along with all the bits I love and hate about farming.
  3. Apparently it's been a bad harvest this coupled with high demand, we have just bought up all of Homebases shiplap as we are weatherproofing a barn. Timber prices are expected to rise by at least 50% by the end of the year. Cement is impossible to get at the moment as well - a bit odd as it is readily manufactured in the UK. Edit - Our builder has just said some are claiming wood could be up 100% by the end of the year.
  4. Used to spend many a happy drunken hour in the Little Gem 🍺
  5. Had a Bloody good day yesterday being driven around Castle Combe in these beauties, one of the best days I have had in a long time😁:
  6. march


    So who owns the waters around Jersey as the French are sending this military vessel into them, seems a bit provocative to me.
  7. Litter mates 😍 Oh and the right hand one passed it's MOT today 😁
  8. Unfortunately this is more common than you would think. We have had some real doozies over the years - one couple even decided to sell a shed (ours), put up a god awful conservatory type thing and thought nothing of knocking out bricks in the outside wall so they could power out to it all without letting us know. - they were millennials too! It took some putting right.
  9. march


    Finally started moving the most important items to their new home in our new kitchen
  10. £295.00 sounds an absolute bargain for useless advice. We had a Structural Engineer come in and provide his boundless expertise on raising some lintels into the loft space. We also specified steel beams to be used. He came back with a solution that used timber and would have the beams poking out of the roof - that was a good £600.00 well spent. Suffice to say we upgraded his solution and went with Steel - so far the house is still standing and nothing is poking out of the roof.
  11. Whilst popping in for lunch I have just watched the Sky news presenter interview a German (I think) MEP about the Corona vaccine situation, it was hilarious (if it's available online you must watch it). It can only be best described as a combination of Yes Minister and 'Allo 'Allo! even the presenter failed to keep a straight face. The MEP's answers were pitiful but basically Astrazenica are a bad company who don't play fair, no the EU will not move its stock piles of Vaccine they have that is not being used to the areas that need it, and who would buy from Astrazenica anyway as they don't do anything properly especially testing (but they want it anyway). Oh and he didn't believe they were doing it at cost as claimed - but around £3.00 per dose compared to Pfizer at £27.00 (IIRC) sort of says it all. If it was a comedy it would be up for an award.
  12. The EU is already seizing doses of vaccine. 29 million seized in Italy - some of which cannot be used by the EU as the source has not yet been approved, others are meant for the EU and worst of all some is for poorer countries countries. What an absolute mess. I wonder when the Biotech Exodus from the EU will start.
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