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  • in reply to: who does the house work #113914

    mitch
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    typical sun clickbait.

    even when the wife was alive i did most of the cooking when i wasnt deployed and never had a problem doing housework. being in the army i did the ironing as she could never get the creases right. in fact we got together in part as she always got in trouble for having poorly polished shoes so i would bull her shoes for her and iron her uniform blouses as she struggled to get the creases right.

    even after she left the army i did all the ironing, but basically it was a team effort.

    in reply to: Tv/film during lockdown #113795

    mitch
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    mrs maisel was excellant binged that one, dr who ive done every episode on iplayer, keeping faith,silent witness,spooks,madam secretary,death in paradise.

    films

    kings speech,guernsey literary and potato peel pie society,spotlight.


    mitch
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    footloose, isnt boris on paternity leave? i seem to remember it being said that he would take it?

    if cummings travelled whilst he and his wife were infected that is a definate breach no excuse.

     

    in reply to: Volvo xc40 Metallic Paint #113447

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    a tad harsh there Smallcar, metallic paint has been universally free until volvo for some reason during q1 decided it was going to charge. now if they are making it free again it seems a little unfair to charge those that ordered in q1. i would cancel and reorder in q2/3 or whenever the scheme reopens if volvo wont amend orders.

    in reply to: SsangYong Tivoli SUV facelifted for 2020 #113439

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    those that need to accomodate walkers, wheelchairs, scooters etc are not helped by the new suvs having sloping rear roofs etc. vehicles like the yeti, suzuki jimny that never made it back on the scheme made life much easier. ok not the best looking but practical.

    i thought jeep were going to do a smaller version of the renegade or was that my imagination.

    i love my countryman but i am fortunate at the moment that i dont need added wheels so to speak as theres not much room and a big sill. i would go for function over form though at the end of the day so long as they do an auto lol.


    mitch
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    fortunateley at the moment i dont need a huge vehicle that will take scooters/walkers etc so i have been able to finesse the ap with the gcb and dealers discounts/cashback so i havent had to pay out of my pocket for any of the motability cars. the first a citroen c4 grand piccasso auto the ap was covered by the part ex for my last private car, then the 3dr mini cooper 7 chilli auto the ap was covered by the dealer cashback and the latest a mini countryman cooper s auto the £785 ap was again discounted £500 dealer cont/cashback and the prorata gcb £400. so a net gain.

    had i gone full term with the mini 3dr i may have pushed the boat out for a bmw i3 but other than that i cant think of anything that i would be prepared to dig deep for and pay a huge ap.

    but i may just be tight lol.

     


    mitch
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    its obviously available if a dealer wants to provide it, back in feb when i went to test drive a countryman the rep just got me to sign an insurance form and took a copy of the driving lic and gave me the keys and the car for an afternoon.

    it sold me the car so to speak.

    in reply to: Coronavirus #112540

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    so long as people follow the advice regarding washing hands and general cleaning of surfaces etc then a face mask as an additional item will only help.

    but they must be cleaned regularly and all other methods maintained. if people stop the other actions because they think wearing a mask is the answer to the problem it aint going to help.

    but the priority must be to get ppe to the nhs and carers, giving it to the general public must not affect that.


    mitch
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    and as someone thats self employed and had 50% of his clients cancel work, i know what difficulties it causes.

    and because my army pension and widowers pension in total exceed the profit i make from working i dont qualify for the govt assistance or dole etc.


    mitch
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    richard, we know the employers, their employer has furloughed them claimed the 80% but has made up the difference. if they could have continued trading they would have but what they do cant comply with the distancing rules and they arent classed as essential.

    others we have work at sports direct and amazon, and are in fact working overtime.

    we know our tenants richard and we help where we can when its needed, we even adjusted rents to help those on housing benefit when the rules changed, for some we even changed the internal layout to “remove” surplus bedrooms to fit the new rules but enable people to stay in houses theyve been in for years.

    80% of the tenants have been in the same property over 10 years.

    they are good landlords and most are good tenants its a small number who take the mick.fortunateley they tend not to stay long.

     


    mitch
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    i for one didnt expect anything, ive got a car i can drive it within the lockdown rules the same as anyone else.

    fortunateley i dont have a condition that requires me to be shielded so i wasnt expecting or needing anything from motability. very nice of them to refund the £50 for insurance as some other companies have done.

    as it was unexpected most will go to the rbl or h4h i think.

     

    in reply to: £50 Insurance Refund For Motability Customers #112412

    mitch
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    well thats a pleasant suprise

     

    in reply to: Just for fun – guess the date? #112273

    mitch
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    i am a pessimist 1st august.

    in reply to: Whats the weather like where you are today take 2 #112235

    mitch
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    its cobs round here.

    baps is another.

    what are cobs/rolls where your from?

    in reply to: Self-Isolation #112234

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    thats a good point smallcar, since ive been laid low with the slipped disc and spinal artiritis on top of my knee issues ive been trying to get my weight back down to some where near normal as ive put on a bit over the last 3 years. so ive taken part in schemes run by our council and one was about diet and reading labels etc and calculating your daily calouries etc. and it turned out my standard diet was actually less than the 2500 accepted need for men. so it just shows how your diet may be good but being unable to exercise means even a standard diet puts your weight up if your not burning it off.

    but one thing i was quite pleased about my salt and sugar intake was almost down to the reccomended maxs, the odd blip over 12 weeks but nothing alarming.

    so weve taken it down to almost 2000 cals and weight is stable now. its just the lack of exercise thats the big issue and i am struggling with that.


    mitch
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    ive seen several groups that produce those headbands georgie its a cracking idea in the past ive had to wear those masks with the elastic ear thingys and they are literally a pain after an hour or so.

    i would never have thought of it but its so simple and must be a great releif for those that have to wear the masks all day.

    in away the surgical ones are more comfortable as they tie around the back of the head as they need to be tighter and the ppe3 masks are worse as they have to be a tight seal so murder your nose and under your chin.

    we used to do decontamination drills that would last several hours your face was in bits at the end.in a way it was better doing hazmat in that you were in a total suit rather than masks.but boy are they hot and uncomfortable.

    in reply to: Self-Isolation #112216

    mitch
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    mines a panasonic, sd 255. its getting on a bit but well worth the money.

    i think ive only bought the odd roll or loaf in years.

    usually use the wrights bread mixes.

    cheese and sundried tomato is a fave.

    in reply to: Self-Isolation #112203

    mitch
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    just taken out an oat and linseed loaf, its sat there cooling issuing inviting smells.

    afraid i use a machine gothitjulie but it still tastes good.lol

    will it cool completely or will i succumb? hot bread and butter anyone

    in reply to: Coronavirus and the need for Motability. #112201

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    blimey this is twice i am agreeing with you wigwam. lol. harsh but true.

     


    mitch
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    yes spot on wigwam.

    a lot more erudite than me lol.

    in reply to: Coronavirus and the need for Motability. #112157

    mitch
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    i accept we cant go out as much as we would like but unless you are in the shielded category you can go out in accordance with the restrictions in place the same as anyone else.

    personally its worth having the car sat there just in case and i feel a lot more secure because of it.

    were i at the end of a lease i would consider just handing it back to build up some cash for an ap. that i think would be eminently sensible for a couple of months as who knows when dealers etc will open. so if the lease was up i would get them to collect pocket the gcb and however many months allowance ready for ordering.

    other than that theres no real change for me.

    keep safe everyone.

    in reply to: Meal ideas ! #112058

    mitch
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    i miss currywurst. from my time in germany.and mayo on chips lol.

    in reply to: Dishwasher tablets. #112055

    mitch
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    whats a dish washer?

    in reply to: easter cocktail from the union jack club #111853

    mitch
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    this is my favourite

    DARK N STORMY

    Ingredients

    2 oz. dark rum
    3 oz. ginger beer
    1/2 oz. lime juice (optional)
    Directions

    Fill a tall glass with ice cubes. Add rum.
    Pour in ginger beer and lime juice.
    Stir with a barspoon.
    Garnish with a lime wedge. Enjoy.
    The Dark and Stormy cocktail was not born from the windy blackness of London, nor was it created in a barroom catering to the alcoholic needs of woebegone writers. In fact, it has nothing to do with bad literary tropes and gothic language. The Dark and Stormy is a drink that came to be in the Caribbean waters, where rum is plentiful and so are sailors. It’s a drink that was spit out by the sea, more or less. It’s a drink with a really cool name.

    To make a Dark and Stormy—it has just three ingredients but lots of spice—Gosling’s Black Seal rum is the preferred brand, but really, anything dark and funky will work. Officially speaking, it is frowned upon to liven up your Dark and Stormy with lime juice, but we appreciate a layer of citrus. Just don’t swap in ginger ale for the ginger beer. That would be a crime.

    A Little Background
    For all its name’s melodrama, the Dark and Stormy’s history is tame. In 1806, an early Gosling family member sailed from England bound for Virginia. He didn’t make it to America—the sea was too still—so the ship headed for the nearest dock instead, which happened to be in Bermuda. There, he used his family background in spirits to create the recipe for Gosling’s aged black rum. On another part of the island after World War I, British naval officers were brewing up ginger beer to combat sea sickness. They swirled the two together in a cup, a sailor allegedly commented it looked “the color of a cloud only a fool or a dead man would sail under,” and the Dark and Stormy was christened. Many things disappear into the Bermuda Triangle. The Dark and Stormy was one thing to come out of it.

     

    in reply to: easter cocktail from the union jack club #111852

    mitch
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    its a mojito

    50 ml BACARDÍ Carta Blanca Rum
    4 to 6 lime wedges
    8 to 10 fresh mint leaves
    2 tsp caster sugar
    25 ml soda water / club soda
    Sprig of fresh mint

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