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Old 6th Oct 2017, 11:52
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I didn't know that ! probably confused by the number of white vans blasting past me even when I'm pushing my luck !

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Old 6th Oct 2017, 11:53
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Planes, trains and automobile day today. Off to work.
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Old 6th Oct 2017, 13:30
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Friday today. The end of a very dramatic week. The hangar doors were opened a short time ago and a lot of those 1,800+ people from up the road who lost their jobs were allowed in to view the departure back to the leasing company of the last aircraft.
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Old 6th Oct 2017, 17:05
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Originally Posted by Curious Pax View Post
60mph in a van, 70 in a car
...unless it's a car-derived van in which case the same speed limit for the car version applies.

https://www.gov.uk/government/public...rpose-vehicles
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Old 6th Oct 2017, 17:47
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Afternoon peeps, two separate appointments at hospital today,nothng to report from either thankfully.
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Old 6th Oct 2017, 18:01
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Thank Ekapada for that FSL.

I had a 14 and a bit hour day at work yesterday. Knocks you about at 50, I reckon. Could have done that standing on my head three weeks ago...
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Old 6th Oct 2017, 22:26
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Just come back from a week's garden design and implementation to find that all the food I'd put in the fridge for husband is still there. As he hasn't died from starvation I can only assume that he's been adding to the coffers of the local pub. Dog is looking a bit chunky, so she's been in on the chips etc. Dishwasher has been stacked 'strangely'; God knows where the teaspoons are, and the tomatoes in the greenhouse were gasping for a drink.

But it's good to be home.
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Old 7th Oct 2017, 07:08
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At least he hadn't burnt the house down RBG.

A murky, windy sort of start to the day here. Drizzle forecast.
Poached egg on toast for breakfast for that 'comfort' feeling.

I'm determined to have a day of idleness today.
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Old 7th Oct 2017, 07:36
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Morning folks.

A bit murky round here as well.

Off to me canal this morning to help putting up marquees in preparation for our open day tomorrow. If any of you good people are passing the Dirty Duck whilst the event is on, do drop in for a cup of tea and a cake. We're also doing short boat trips on the navigable section.

Fried egg sarnie for breakfast and the usual large mug of tea.
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Old 7th Oct 2017, 10:06
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Morning peeps, dull and mild here,warm through the night as well,never mind good kip had, up at dawns crack again.
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Old 7th Oct 2017, 15:51
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I did my back in the other day which is not brilliant when your retirement job involves lifting.

As a concession to the fact that I am 60 I will be buying a hot water bottle as an aid to recovery.

Retiring did not make me feel old, buying a hot water bottle does.
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Old 7th Oct 2017, 18:30
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Buying Voltarol makes me feel old. When I have to buy incontinence pants, that's when I'll feel really old.
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Old 8th Oct 2017, 04:38
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Retiring did not make me feel old, buying a hot water bottle does.
Oi! I love my hot water bottle! Tuck it in bed half an hour before I hop in and get toasty warm feet while I have a read and settle down for the night. Hot water bottles are a Good Thing so take yerself off to the norty corner and write out 100 times, "I must not use the "O" word in connection with hot water bottles." Tsk tsk.
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Old 8th Oct 2017, 07:25
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Agree! Hot water bottles are a Good Thing
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Old 8th Oct 2017, 07:54
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I agree. Always use one when it's the servants day off and they're not
available to warm the bed.

Another fine morning as befits a voyager.
Off to Willington to bring my boating mate back through the locks to Shardlow.
Should be a perfect day for cruising.
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Old 8th Oct 2017, 08:14
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Retiring did not make me feel old, buying a hot water bottle does.
For the last 10 years or so, I have even been travelling with a hot water bottle in my luggage as a backup (sic). Not easy to go and find a hot water bottle in shops when you urgently need one as they are usually out of stock.
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Old 8th Oct 2017, 12:21
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I last used a hot water bottle when I was 10 or 11. I think that using a hot water bottle would make me feel young.
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Old 8th Oct 2017, 14:48
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I think that using a hot water bottle would make me feel young.
Not me it didn't! I bought one (13.95 in Boots for crying out loud) and it still made me feel old!

And it seems to be working....
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Old 8th Oct 2017, 15:00
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Originally Posted by Curious Pax View Post
They say you learn something every day. Today, courtesy of Devon & Cornwall Police I learned that transit vans have a lower speed limit on dual carriageways than cars. Whilst I completely accept that ignorance is no defence, it would have been nice of the van hire company to remind a very infrequent van driver of that fact when handing over the keys. Most annoying is that from the speed quoted I saw the mobile camera unit both times and slowed down to a speed that in a car wouldn't have merited attention. Ho hum - higher car insurance rate at the next renewal I guess. ��
Not true ! It was Jeremy Clarkson who once said no matter what exotic super car you are driving there is always a white van in your rear view mirror about to over take you. So the police are wrong. Van`s are not subject to any speed limits on the roads.
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Old 8th Oct 2017, 15:05
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From the Bedfordshire Police website.

On dual carriageways where a saloon car may be driven at 70mph, a Transit van, being a goods vehicle and not a "car derived van", is restricted by its class to a speed limit of 60mph.

My smalley 7.5 tonne wagon theoretically has a speed limit of 70 on motorways but being built post 2007 has been fitted with a speed limiter restricting it to 90kph (56mph).
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