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What made you UNHAPPY today!


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jeeez just had my electric renewal through with a kind 40% plus increase !!! anyone have any recomendations to switch too ??? this will really help the economy and the poor / elderly !!!! 🙄

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I've just switched to Avro Energy after my last fixed price ended. It's £59 pm more expensive, and that was the best deal I could find! :)

It's getting there......

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Neighbour came round yesterday, her greyhound had managed to pull on the lead so much that it cut into her hand, and the dog had managed to get to have a go at my cat (which was sitting in their garden). Took a couple of hours of walking around and calling for my cat to finally come to see me.  We've found that the cat is having difficulty jumping / climbing up, but is standing and walking OK. So, he'll be off to the vet and hopefully it's nothing serious.

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Cutting the grass today with the ride on mower -  looks like a bit more expense, now have to replace a double glazed unit.. Still it is now more difficult to see in.

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11 minutes ago, Barrykearley said:

You drove the mower into the front door 😱

there I was just driving along, on the mower studying the emira configurator..... 

no  - in fact the ride on threw up a stone or something. And not for the first time. Only fitted that double french door unit to replace a broken smaller window, that I broke with the mower a couple of years ago..

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10 minutes ago, Barrykearley said:

Is all the sheered off nuts from old Lotus cars you keep lobbing out the garage in temper?

More like acorns etc. from a massive oak tree that is next to that building - it is an old mobile home that we have in the garden for storing stuff that we can't get in the house or garages. 

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4 minutes ago, exeterjeep said:

More like acorns etc. from a massive oak tree that is next to that building - it is an old mobile home that we have in the garden for storing stuff that we can't get in the house or garages. 

Maybe it's time to declutter!

Seriously, my wife and I decided, after we had to clear crap after crap out of her fathers stuffed full house after he died, that we weren't going to put our kids through that. So, slowly but surely we are going through every room in the house, the garage and the sheds, and being ruthless about getting rid of stuff. The penny dropped that hoarding stuff that we never use or need is just a waste of time and we need to just get it sorted. This winter, when it's peeing down outside we'll be at it again....

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Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

The first guy to ride a bull for fun, was a true hero. The second man to follow him was truly nuts!   

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4 minutes ago, C8RKH said:

we had to clear crap after crap out of her fathers stuffed full house after he died,

Spent best part of 3 years clearing my mums place, a few pieces each week before she ended up in a care home, then a much more concerted effort. Eg cut up and burnt 6 wardrobes, burnt hundreds of religious books and furniture that we could not find anyone to buy (or even give away).

Some things in our mobile home were put in there when we moved down to Devon over 13 years ago and have not moved. My son may end up having to get his hands out of his pockets and help review stuff. 

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My micro PC deciding that it has no network connection, whilst in use and just hours after the latest Windows update. leading to hours of checking physical connections and attempts at reconfiguring things so that they work. All failed, so started the 6hrs + of reinstalling Windows back to fresh and then adding in the necessary bits of software for me to at least be able to use it for work.

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No one would believe that this shortage of HGV drivers is real if they were travelling from South Yorkshire to Suffolk on Tuesday morning🙄

Average speed on the A1 from Blyth to Peterborough 37mph due to the amount of HGVs on the road. This section of the A1 is notorious for up & down hill stretches with one HGV I was stuck behind taking more than 3 miles to pass another one 😠

Average speed increased once on the A14 due to the new 3 lane sections but the overall journey, which normally takes 3 hours took nearly 5 with no hold ups, just speed reductions due the the number of HGVs.

So, if there’s a shortage of drivers, how many more HGVs will be on the road. Presumably loads are not being used🤔

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You might not but...

Average speed probably not due either way to the numbers....

More to do with the lorry drivers that are being "overtaken" not easing off to let another lorry past - just sitting on their limiter because they can.......an ego thing... or just not concentrating on their driving...

Car/van/truck/any vehicle drivers not overtaking anyone but just sitting in the overtaking lanes oblivious to what's behind them or just don't want to be passed.."I'm here so you can wait" ... or just uneducated in how it should work.....

I now ( having "retired" lol!) drive trucks, vans, abnormal load escort vehicles nationally and internationally for a living (done thousands of miles on the A1 between Herts and the north east ffs) , and I drive cars for whatever everyday needs I have

It's really quite simple - keep to the left until overtaking, use your mirrors and indicators, be courteous, it will benefit everyone......

Don't need to get involved if some [email protected] wants to get somewhere in a hurry - let them and the law enforcers deal with it - what comes around...

For me it appears to be a total lack of understanding and even training at the outset, the most important time on one's journey to being a driver....

And of course absolutely no one is perfect, we're all human and make mistakes and need to acknowledge that.

It will help, but not solve the A1's issues.....

 

 

 

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8 hours ago, Dave Eds said:

More to do with the lorry drivers that are being "overtaken" not easing off to let another lorry past - just sitting on their limiter because they can

This is in spades. See it all the time on 2 lane motorways and dual carriageways. Usually numpty lorry driver A, who drives up and down the road weekly, pulls out to overtake numpty lorry driver B, just as the road starts to climb up a hill. Lorry A was doing 2 mph more than Lorry B, and both sat on their limiter.  After around 2-3 miles, Lorry A has finally managed to get past Lorry B and has queue of about 40 vehicles behind him whilst his speed dropped by almost 8 mph from the start of the manoeuvre to the end, due to the incline. The difference in the usual 2 mph speed differential between the lorries is c.536m over ten minutes. So given the max. length of a HGV is 16.5m, and allowing for the space behind when pulling out (10m? - certainly less than the length of a HGV as we all see how close they drive together) and space needed to pull back in (20m to be fair), that means the time taken has "bought" lorry A what, 50m at best, so the average speed difference is likely to be around, or just less, than 1 mph. Bonkers. He'd be better off just chilling and chomping on a Yorkie bar as even a brain dead monkey would question why Lorry A even bothered to overtake B for that, given the additional fuel usage etc.

I have, on many occasions, I am ashamed to admit, gone past Lorry A with a beep and a single digit salute to his prowess and skill through the open sunroof, after having to suffer a pathetic 3-5 minute (occasionally longer), uphill, overtake.

Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

The first guy to ride a bull for fun, was a true hero. The second man to follow him was truly nuts!   

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2 hours ago, C8RKH said:

See it all the time on 2 lane motorways and dual carriageways.

Often see this on the A30 (2 lanes) near me, but it also applies to caravans.....

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1 hour ago, exeterjeep said:

Often see this on the A30 (2 lanes) near me, but it also applies to caravans.....

There's been a huge influx of new caravan owners recently. My god are they clueless!

Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

The first guy to ride a bull for fun, was a true hero. The second man to follow him was truly nuts!   

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