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Forum: General Discussion 30-05-2015, 20:49
Replies: 49
Views: 1,335
Posted By too_much_coffee
[ I've made some great friends by going on...

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I've made some great friends by going on boat trips and the like. When you travel on your own you talk to far more people than you ever would if you were travelling with someone.

Last November...
Forum: General Discussion 30-05-2015, 20:19
Replies: 252
Views: 9,543
Posted By too_much_coffee
The cheek of these people not staying in...

The cheek of these people not staying in designated "Asian" areas.

From the sound of it, you would have loved South Africa during apartheid.



Leicester is a fantastically friendly place. I've yet...
Forum: General Discussion 30-05-2015, 19:49
Replies: 348
Views: 10,903
Posted By too_much_coffee
Thank you, blueblade I have really appreciated...

Thank you, blueblade

I have really appreciated your advice and good wishes :)



I'm going to stick in the slow lane and crawl along behind the lorries on the motorway - and let everyone else whizz...
Forum: General Discussion 30-05-2015, 19:29
Replies: 348
Views: 10,903
Posted By too_much_coffee
The results of tests by Volvo showed that it was...

The results of tests by Volvo showed that it was the DIM or instrument panel that is at fault.

I have spoken to one lawyer, who has recommended that I speak to his colleague who has not been...
Forum: General Discussion 25-05-2015, 21:23
Replies: 232
Views: 6,824
Posted By too_much_coffee
If you want something really cheesy (to the point...

If you want something really cheesy (to the point of vomit inducing) I can recommend Teddy Pendergrass' "Turn of The Lights"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61lke-zN8GU

Vomit smiley needed!!!
Forum: General Discussion 25-05-2015, 20:39
Replies: 41
Views: 1,390
Posted By too_much_coffee
I had a similar experience with my ex-husband...

I had a similar experience with my ex-husband puking from start to finish. The Seacat was even worse!



One trip on that was one too many! :D
Forum: General Discussion 25-05-2015, 20:30
Replies: 348
Views: 10,903
Posted By too_much_coffee
I will update you and let you know what the...

I will update you and let you know what the outcome is.
Forum: General Discussion 25-05-2015, 20:29
Replies: 348
Views: 10,903
Posted By too_much_coffee
Thanks, Andrew. That's probably very wise advice....

Thanks, Andrew. That's probably very wise advice. I think that the whole weekend would have been a great deal less stressful if I hadn't started the thread.

There have also been some really pleasant...
Forum: General Discussion 25-05-2015, 20:07
Replies: 348
Views: 10,903
Posted By too_much_coffee
Thanks - that's perhaps where I should have...

Thanks - that's perhaps where I should have opened my thread. Live and learn....

Some of the Entertainment threads are horrendous - I just don't go near those now. The Politics Forum is also pretty...
Forum: General Discussion 25-05-2015, 20:04
Replies: 348
Views: 10,903
Posted By too_much_coffee
Thanks, blueblade - I will let you know. I...

Thanks, blueblade - I will let you know.

I really appreciate the constructive advice and links from you and other FMs - it escapes me why some use these forums as a way of judging others or...
Forum: General Discussion 25-05-2015, 19:45
Replies: 348
Views: 10,903
Posted By too_much_coffee
Due to the nature of the majority of my travel,...

Due to the nature of the majority of my travel, which is usually in heavy traffic and thus much below the set limit for the stretch of road, I relatively rarely reach the speed limit, i.e. if I'm in...
Forum: General Discussion 25-05-2015, 19:26
Replies: 348
Views: 10,903
Posted By too_much_coffee
It is law in the rest of Europe. I also believe...

It is law in the rest of Europe. I also believe that it should be here too.
Forum: General Discussion 25-05-2015, 19:24
Replies: 348
Views: 10,903
Posted By too_much_coffee
I'm not arguing - I'm trying to make logical...

I'm not arguing - I'm trying to make logical sense of what I could have done and where the law stands on it.

The last thing that I need to add to the stress of it all is arguing.

This thread has...
Forum: General Discussion 25-05-2015, 19:19
Replies: 348
Views: 10,903
Posted By too_much_coffee
It seems that I can't win. I accepted that I was...

It seems that I can't win.

I accepted that I was wrong in the instance of the first ticket, put my hands up to it and paid the fine and had my license endorsed - as do most people who receive a...
Forum: General Discussion 25-05-2015, 19:01
Replies: 348
Views: 10,903
Posted By too_much_coffee
Slightly ironic as many of the criticisms on this...

Slightly ironic as many of the criticisms on this thread are that I accepted that I must have made an error and didn't challenge the first two.
Surely that was accepting responsibility??

Of course...
Forum: Showbiz 24-05-2015, 19:36
Replies: 137
Views: 5,477
Posted By too_much_coffee
What judgemental comments about someone that...

What judgemental comments about someone that nobody on DS here knows personally.

It certainly appears that their kids are getting a more normal upbringing than other celebrity kids such as Katie...
Forum: General Discussion 24-05-2015, 18:46
Replies: 228
Views: 4,655
Posted By too_much_coffee
In truth, they did. Twenty years ago very few...

In truth, they did. Twenty years ago very few people had the slightest inkling what Halal meat was. The Halal symbol on food has really only been recognised by non-Muslims relatively recently. That...
Forum: General Discussion 24-05-2015, 18:21
Replies: 348
Views: 10,903
Posted By too_much_coffee
Yes, they are designed that way according to the...

Yes, they are designed that way according to the MOT test centre. Their expectation is that there would be discrepancy of between 5% and 10% where the actual is lower than the displayed.
Forum: General Discussion 24-05-2015, 18:18
Replies: 348
Views: 10,903
Posted By too_much_coffee
You obviously don't bother to read my response...

You obviously don't bother to read my response and the sequence of events.

Hopefully you're out there checking all aspects of your car, ensuring that all parts are correct specification and...
Forum: General Discussion 24-05-2015, 18:01
Replies: 348
Views: 10,903
Posted By too_much_coffee
I am at my wits end as to what else I could have...

I am at my wits end as to what else I could have done to ensure that I had a legal and roadworthy car.

As stated before, I bought it from a reputable dealer, have it regularly serviced by the...
Forum: General Discussion 24-05-2015, 17:56
Replies: 348
Views: 10,903
Posted By too_much_coffee
I have found a law firm who specialises in...

I have found a law firm who specialises in motoring cases and will be contacting them on Tuesday.
Forum: General Discussion 24-05-2015, 17:54
Replies: 348
Views: 10,903
Posted By too_much_coffee
I have just fished out the last two MOTs and they...

I have just fished out the last two MOTs and they record the mileage back to 2011 which tallies with the service book. It looks unlikely that what you suggest has happened as the mileage has been...
Forum: General Discussion 24-05-2015, 17:35
Replies: 348
Views: 10,903
Posted By too_much_coffee
But neither am I qualified to check that such...

But neither am I qualified to check that such parts are functioning properly.
Forum: General Discussion 24-05-2015, 17:27
Replies: 348
Views: 10,903
Posted By too_much_coffee
Thanks, Nigel. I'm yet to speak to anyone in real...

Thanks, Nigel. I'm yet to speak to anyone in real life that checks their speedo accuracy so it must just be those on DS that say they check theirs.

The car was very low mileage for its age when I...
Forum: General Discussion 24-05-2015, 16:59
Replies: 57
Views: 2,066
Posted By too_much_coffee
An alternative that might be easier for a less...

An alternative that might be easier for a less experienced driver is coming off the M25 at J16 and travelling up the M40 and then the M42. The roadworks on the M1 between J15 and J19 are horrendous -...
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