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May 25, 2020 at 2:14 am in reply to: Coronavirus: Dominic Cummings' lockdown trip 'was essential', says No 10 #113801
Gothitjulie you really need to take of those tory blinkers, he broke the rules he had said out for everyone else, it isn’t fake news, it’s at the very least hypocritical and the worst criminally negligent, wonder how all the people who’ve received fines react to it?
I can’t understand how you guys can countenance handing over a 4 year old child to a Labour run council with all the inherent abuse that goes along with that, or, leaving a child to die alone with its dead parents. You are so so cruel & toxic, and that’s really your idea of politics?
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I’ve read a few books & ignored the TV pretty much, did catch up with The Sky At Night
I may get around to watching Outlander season 5
I’ve been sewing masks & walking around the gardens killing weeds, mostlyMay 24, 2020 at 10:06 pm in reply to: Coronavirus: Dominic Cummings' lockdown trip 'was essential', says No 10 #113792
Looks like the Civil Service is behind this witch hunt & leaks to papers of fake news.
Perhaps tomorrow the Mirror will lead with a story on how Dom was seen in Scotland, and on the inner pages have another story about him being seen in Wales and Cornwall on the very same day.May 24, 2020 at 12:16 pm in reply to: Calls for car dealerships to reopen as closures costs Treasury £61 million a day #113775
I know it is off the subject, but why are the Zoo’s not open, plenty of space there and easy to manage.
There’s a problem with not knowing which animals can catch the virus & not knowing how it would affect them, this is important espacially for the critically endangered species. To qualify this more we know that cats can contract the virus and spread it between each other.
We know that primates can die from the virus too, so the Zoo being closed makes sense with our current limited knowledge.May 24, 2020 at 1:51 am in reply to: Coronavirus: Dominic Cummings' lockdown trip 'was essential', says No 10 #113754
@ gothitjulie You can’t be serious with the comfort break comment. The sick wife and the 4 year old would have needed one even if he didn’t! Even with a clear run, London to Durham is 4 hours plus Don’t be defending the indefensible. Besides, witnesses have come forward saying they saw him with wife and child walking near Barnard Castle, co. Durham, so it looks like the whole story to keep the child safe is a complete and utter lie. Certainly far from isolating at home which was the clear advice.
So you’re saying it’s OK to abandon children to protect Boomers, the usual selfish attitude.May 23, 2020 at 9:49 pm in reply to: Coronavirus: Dominic Cummings' lockdown trip 'was essential', says No 10 #113744
After all this is over I think we’ll find very young children who have died because a parents who was in lockdown looking after them died.
My own family cobbled together a plan to stop this happening with frequent contact & if no answer then a designated person would be sent to investigate, whatever the distance. This would have meant me driving 254 miles to one close relative’s place then potentialy drive back the same day, but I’ve driven over 600 miles without a comfort break before so no worries, I’d just need to stop for fuel at a pay-at-the-pump place.
Why is the inference that Dom would have needed a comfort break? do people nowdays have smaller bladder or something?
Not sure this is still happening where I live, the feedback about people banging pans & letting fireworks off has been necessarily brutal.
Also, most folk aren’t back from the BBQ down the beach 30 miles away for 8pm.
May 21, 2020 at 5:19 pm in reply to: In general which manufacturers do you prefer, just by looks. #113565
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Sorry, they’re all very ugly metal boxes that make the countryside look very untidy.May 21, 2020 at 12:48 am in reply to: Coronavirus: Scrappage scheme may be required to jump start car industry #113519
It’s a bit early to start measuring recovery before you open the showrooms.May 20, 2020 at 10:07 am in reply to: European car price surcharge of an average of £1500 #113482
Perhaps a trade deal with the US could reduce the price of a Model 3 in the UK.May 20, 2020 at 9:59 am in reply to: European car price surcharge of an average of £1500 #113479
This should make it easier to import the larger wheelchair adapted cars from the US so wheelchair users are no longer relegated to adapted vans.
Perhaps customs & excise will also get cleared up, last time I imported a wheelchair from outside the EU they attempted to charge me a 20% import duty until I threatened to expose their corruption to the newspapers.
Remember….. there are always loopholes, a vehicle imported pre-adapted for a wheelchair user would be zero rated.
Can’t see how we’d know yet, the lockdown partially lifted Wednesday, it’s only Friday, perhaps we’ll know in a couple of weeks time.
Some of the stats that were coming out this week on infection rates & estimated numbers of people who have been infected & recovered were very interesting… 20% of children between 5-14 especially, and the 15% of Londoners (the London population is younger than in the regions, so less would end up in hospital, and we all saw those very high numbers of hospital deaths so it looks like some partial herd immunity has built up in some places).
At the pace Motability run at you will be lucky to order before the end of the year.
Yes indeed, I’ll be lucky to get an order in before the 1 year before my PIP end date, so I’ll get into that sticky time waiting for the PIP review & not being able to have a motability car. Less stressful just to dump Motability & buy a car outright.
May 15, 2020 at 5:40 pm in reply to: English car dealerships can reopen for click-and-collect handovers #113334
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So until the boomers feel 100% safe in that they can enjoy their ill gotten wealth & the market recovers in 2 years time from their profligacy in closing everyone else down, we have to keep having extensions to our leases. They can’t sell our existing cars so it’s our fault…. lovely.
Oh well, perhaps it’s time to look at alternatives to MotabilityMay 14, 2020 at 6:02 pm in reply to: English car dealerships can reopen for click-and-collect handovers #113268
I had a call from the dealer that supplied the current car, it’s now booked in for an MOT in 15th JuneMay 14, 2020 at 12:34 pm in reply to: Government pledges extra £10m for charge point installations #113258
Oddly enough I’ve seen a few Tesla’s on the roads around here but think there rich folk just passing through the area or coming to see how the poor live 😁and wouldn’t dream of using a Morrisons in the middle of an old council estate even if 75% of the houses are privately owned now.
I think you’ll find that the Tesla crowd tend to use the Tesla Supercharger network whenever possible on their longer journeys as they cost less or were free with the package in the older models.
Some supermarkets in my area (not locally as we only have 7kW chargers at the train station) have 7kW charge posts on I think the pod-point network, so if I pop to the Waitrose in Horsham I can park for free (thanks Blue Badge) and charge for a small fee, if I range over to the nearest Asda they have the 7kW posts too, and in towards London some of the supermarkets have lots of 7kW chargers that are relatively unused (Sainbury’s in Sutton comes to mind).
Local officials complain that our small town is dying, yet there’s no chargers in any of the local car parks so not a surprise that no-one would bother with this town when the surrounding towns have chargers. (wake up Waitrose, Sainsbury’s & M&S in Dorking).
Tesco seems to have the right idea in some areas by supplying a couple of Rapid chargers by their petrol stations, together with rows of free 7kW chargers in the parking areas of the supermarket (this is the VW project mentioned many months past). If you plug in to a 7kW charger whilst doing your weekly shop, you’ll maybe pull a few kWh of charge costing under £1 to Tesco and it’ll pay for your journey to & from that Tesco… same policy as “giving” 10p per litre on fuel when you spend an amount at Tesco, it gets you in the door.May 13, 2020 at 10:21 pm in reply to: Government pledges extra £10m for charge point installations #113247
I think it very much depends on the Morrisons location, the one in Reigate is a secondary location for when the one nearest the M25 J8 with the awesome viewing point isn’t working.
The one in Worthing is at the end of the A24 & the A24 has lacked rapid chargers that work for a long time (although I note that the Shell Horsham one is finally working again).
Banbury Morrisons is close to M40 J11 so again a good alternative charger.
Morrisons have somewhere you can get a decent cheap meal, so it makes good sense to rapid charge whilst eating during a long journey.
However, you’ll often find these rapid chargers have been ICEd by selfish fossils & Morrisons aren’t interested in getting them to move their pile of polluting junk out of the way.
You are now allowed to travel but not from one town to another, apparently…
That’s interesting as I always do my main shopping in another town to the one I’m living in.
319 motorcyclist killed on the roads in 2019
31,855 deaths from COVID-19 so far in hospitals 2020
Conclusion – Riding motorcycles means you are 100 times less likely to die than catching the coronovirus
All information from Julie’s dodgy statistics bureau.May 10, 2020 at 11:29 am in reply to: Are Large Advance Payments An Unnecessary Waste Of Our Money #113081
I’ve changed from relying upon my stupidly heavy & bulky Otto Boch B500 wheelchair to managing with the Foldawheel pw-1000xl, so my requirements in a car this time round may allow for some savings (2017 Alhambra £1500, 2014 C4 GP £1800).
Alas I really want to go full electric so I’ll end up paying a premium for Motability’s inability to think three years ahead when 3 year old diesel cars will be worthless whilst demand for 3 year old electric cars will outdistance the supply by a large margin.
Will it be properly reported though in tomorrow’s papers, as us ludites who don’t watch live television seem to get distorted stories from our great journalists… something that leads to people breaching quarantine because the message fails to get across.
I’ll be playing Elite:Dangerous with my friends, we may even be live streaming it depending upon the comms quality in Spain today. We don’t respect national borders from our HOTAS controls.
Oh yes, the World does indeed look different from inside that Oculus Rift headset, the Galaxy looks even better.
p.s. I do have a television licence, I just can’t bear to watch endless drivel on terrestrial TV stations.
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My SEAT, an Alhambra has a drivers door that fills with rainwater that gushes out when the door is opened, I wonder if it’s the same problem… I’d assumed it was a VW Group feature and have decided to use a different manufacturer in future.
Brydo, is it worth adding the breadmaking machine to the equations when choosing which tariff to get for charging the EV? I like the idea of very cheap electricity for the breadmaker.
How sad is it that I recognised the bread maker as a Panasonic? They are well worth the money, especially if they are on offer. My wife thinks we get through the bread a bit quickly if we allow the bread maker to do it all, difficult to slice thinly. So, she usually lets the Panasonic process the dough and then puts that dough into loaf tins for the final rise and bake. We haven’t had huge difficulty getting flour at all, though we do tend to always keep reasonable stocks as living on an Island in a fairly remote area we don’t have any very local shops. As said yeast was a little difficult to get but that seems to be sorted now. It did however give the opportunity to have some no-yeast soda bread. Yum!
Not sad at all, anyone who uses a machine knows that the Panasonic ones are miles ahead of the competition and have been for years.
That bread looks delishious.
Try an electric knife to get a thinner slice, but watch your hands & finger, they’re nasty things (I think my chainsaw is safer, at least it demands respect).
Julie how do you actually prepare the dough, what is the process? Do you through all your ingredients into a mixer then into your bread making machine or is the mixing done by hand 🖐
Depends a bit on the breadmaker, mine has dispensers in the lid for fruit/grains and yeast, the yeast dispenser adds all the yeast at the right point in the mixing program (you can hear it quite distinctly).
The process is as follows:
1. put the kneeding blade onto the spindle inside the baking tin
2. weigh out & dump flour into baking tin
3. forget to add any salt into the baking tin (or put it in if you like it)
4. add butter to the baking tin
5. add tapwater to the baking tin
6. put the baking tin inside the breadmaking machine & twist to lock it into place
7. close the main lid, open the small lid & add the dried yeast granules to the yeast dispenser, then close small lid
8. plug the machine in & switch on
9. select the program (my usual is program 8, french bread, 6 hours)
10. select the delay timer (adds to the 6 hours) to have the bread ready when you wake up (8 hours)
The whole process takes maybe 5 minutes to get the machine going.
After the bread stops baking
1. Press stop
2. switch off and unplug machine
3. take out the bread tin containing hopefully risen & baked bread
4. perform the “free the bread from the bread tin and kneading paddle dance” which involves two oven gloves as the tin is very hot
5. let the bread cool down completely if you can wait that long
6. slice a couple of slices off with an electric knife (this is light fluffy bread with a crust & is a pig to cut with a normal bread knife, the electric knife makes short work of it, just watch you don’t cut your finger off when you get to the tail end of the loaf)