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    That's fantastic, Smudger and so glad you're...

    That's fantastic, Smudger and so glad you're getting some of your confidence back. Finding it a bit of a struggle at the moment to do anything but essentials!!
  2. Snowball, a rude gesture from you - I'm shocked! ...

    Snowball, a rude gesture from you - I'm shocked! However, having been given grief at a local store today by some visitor with road rage over the Mull finger (very common elsewhere where single track...
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    You are wicked! LOL!

    You are wicked! LOL!
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    Glad you and your sister are back in touch,...

    Glad you and your sister are back in touch, Smudger.

    Dog has perked up, thank goodness. I know he's on borrowed time - was given a couple of weeks back in Jan last year - but one always has a...
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    Daft tale to tell - they move our little Post...

    Daft tale to tell - they move our little Post Office because building to be sold to a wee shop on entrance/exit to the main car park and bus terminus (main for us, you understand :-)). The buses and...
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    Thanks, Wagolynn. Why is it at times like this...

    Thanks, Wagolynn.

    Why is it at times like this when things happen to make life worse? Clutch has started to slip on car; hoover died; washing machine tried to flood the ******* and now the dog's...
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    i can't see that there can be a standard for...

    i can't see that there can be a standard for width as it seems like every place I go with these things they're of a different design. Some are across the whole road; some are across each side of the...
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    Santa, to answer your question about why not have...

    Santa, to answer your question about why not have the prayers at church - it is because it is Mum's choice. I am very aware of the reasons behind that choice but they are not something I intend to...
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    Been trying to reply to you, Smudger and...

    Been trying to reply to you, Smudger and Snowball, but hasn't got through - hope it does this time! Thank you for your kind thoughts. It's not an easy ride for anyone but I think Mum wanted to go -...
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    Hi Smudger, glad you are getting to go to your...

    Hi Smudger, glad you are getting to go to your Work Party; remember you writing about that way, way back and how you enjoyed it.

    Don't envy you the painting though; I need to get some windows...
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    Smudger - have you been/when are you going? If...

    Smudger - have you been/when are you going? If been, how did it go?
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    No he wasn't Smudger!! And there was no need to...

    No he wasn't Smudger!! And there was no need to attach it to my property any as he could have simply repaired his fence and put in a properly anchored stob to fix the gate to - this was a grab...
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    Beelzebub, see what you're saying at #7 (sorry...

    Beelzebub, see what you're saying at #7 (sorry quotes not working for me!) but equally should the other driver have overtaken whilst the reversing manoeuvre was ongoing? I wouldn't because people do...
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    I'm almost certain that he would need PP to...

    I'm almost certain that he would need PP to remove brickwork from your wall. When I lived in Leeds, in a detached house, one neighbour decided they wanted to put a gate in and that meant drilling...
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    Whilst I agree banning them would be in a perfect...

    Whilst I agree banning them would be in a perfect world, the inability to reverse without unhitching the A-frame would surely come under
    some legislation?

    I'm sorry but this is different from...
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    Given these informative comments, it begs the...

    Given these informative comments, it begs the question as to whether such units should be allowed on single track roads, seeing that one is expected to be able to reverse into a passing place (our...
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    Quite agree, Snowball, and this, to my mind, is...

    Quite agree, Snowball, and this, to my mind, is the only sensible, survival way to drive - a particular hate is people cutting across lanes at last minute to take an m-way exit when they wouldn't...
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    With all due apologies to you, Snowball, it seems...

    With all due apologies to you, Snowball, it seems some caravanners (not yourself) need to be added to the list - see the news item about the caravan smash between Street and Glastonbury!

    David,...
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    Thanks for the explanation, Snowball, very long...

    Thanks for the explanation, Snowball, very long time since I towed!!

    Dennis, decoupling was indeed what did happen in the end. However, it begs the question of whether the driver was competent to...
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    Not factually correct in this instance - for a...

    Not factually correct in this instance - for a first time visitor - locals know where to look so not blaming him on that count. It was an English reg. - yes - but it's more UK visitors who can't cope...
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    Seeing the whole exercise took 20 minutes to sort...

    Seeing the whole exercise took 20 minutes to sort out, I guess it was inexperience and possibly a lack of research as to our roads! I actually don't think he could see the end of the A-frame through...
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    Motorhomes and A frames

    Is it possible to reverse with the A-frame attached? Witnessed huge motorhome with diddy car on A-frame behind being unable to reverse into a passing place when he met loaded forestry lorry and...
  23. Too true, Snowball. Don't condone belting someone...

    Too true, Snowball. Don't condone belting someone but just look who the Beeb has re-employed! And I can personally cite a number of organisations I've worked for where the individual who is...
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    Don't make much difference to us - we're up all...

    Don't make much difference to us - we're up all hours with me Mum and we sleep when we can!
  25. Really detest these large gyratories - pet hate...

    Really detest these large gyratories - pet hate is Hermistongait, for those who know Edinburgh, but m-way interchanges are almost as bad. The M8/M9 split (heading for Edinburgh at Broxburn) is a...
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