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  • in reply to: Most pointless feature #194063
    Tharg
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    “Infotainment” and all its useless data, most of which I do not understand and do not wish to understand. Worst bit is the bloody touchscreen. Ah, you say, you can turn it off. No I can’t. Turning it off displays a clock and messages about mobile data privacy, whatever the hell that is.

    With mitch, above, on this: gimme knobs, dials and buttons please.

    in reply to: Whats the weather like where you are today take 2 #194060
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    As ever. Hot ‘n’ stuff. Was doing 19C at 4am! Peaked lunchtime at 31C, now doing a paltry 29C.

    in reply to: Whats the weather like where you are today take 2 #193835
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    Same again. Hot, clear etc. Forecast to max at 31C which will mean 33C in the back garden. Just enough breeze to cool it a bit and, with the correct set of windows open, drive the “aircon”.

    in reply to: Whats the weather like where you are today take 2 #193616
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    @POPS will pass on your congrats to Madam T. Ironically, today was a relative short walk for her. Regularly does 10 miles plus along the beach when tides permit. Indulges herself in the new sport which she has christened “Groyne yomping” – have to get over/through/under the breakwaters to stay on the waterline.


    @kezo
    240bhp? MX5? Lethal! I want one 😊

    in reply to: Whats the weather like where you are today take 2 #193558
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    Garden temp hit 31C at 1pm. I can cope with it, doing stuff like deadheading flowers, if I do it slowly. Madam T had a hospital appointment today. Drove her there. She decided to walk back!! That’s just over 5 miles. For a 70-something year old. Arrived not even out of breath, feeling “refreshed”. Pah!

    in reply to: Whats the weather like where you are today take 2 #193514
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    Same again. Bright, clear, hot (22C at 7am) forecast to nudge 30C later on. Pleasant breeze to keep it feeling cooler outside. It was so lovely yesterday, I actually took a walk. First time in a ages I’ve tried it. Went down to local river, the Rife, and meandered along for a quarter mile round-trip. Took geological time to do it, well, 50 mins. Also took extra Tramadol to supress pain. Bloody difficult walking on country tracks but worth it. Beautiful day, batch of egrets on river and Tiger Moths puttering along overhead. Delightful.

    in reply to: Whats the weather like where you are today take 2 #193367
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    Ooops… forgot the weather: same as, again, only a couple of degrees warmer. With light breeze it’ll feel warmer than it really is. Happy bunny. Thanks again, weather gods.

    in reply to: Whats the weather like where you are today take 2 #193366
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    Cheers, @POPS Enjoy growing the beasts and neighbours and walkers going past often stop, admire and chat. I regard them as a sort of public entertainment, I suppose. 💐 🙂

    Must agree with kezo. Love to see a snap of your wisteria. I’ve been hooked on the stuff since going to Hever Castle which was just covered in it, a spectacular blaze of purple.

    in reply to: Whats the weather like where you are today take 2 #193333
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    Same as but two degrees or so warmer, doing 25C right now. Jolly pleasant.


    @POPS
    deeply in the land of envy about your wisteria.  Have one poor sad sprig trying to mske a go of it in our back garden. Next door neighbour has some making a beautiful spread on the front of house. Would do the same with ours but would mean digging up large lumps of driveway which, sadly, ain’t going to happen. I’ll just stick with the bags, baskets and boxes. Done well this year, look…

    in reply to: Whats the weather like where you are today take 2 #193150
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    Another cracking day. Bright, clear, making 23C but feels much warmer because of very light, if any, wind. Met Office actually forecast zero mph wind with no direction shown – right smack in the middle of the high pressure zone, I suppose.

    in reply to: Whats the weather like where you are today take 2 #193089
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    Started well chilly – 14C in early hours. Got steadily warmer, peaked at 23C, still doing it now. Sunny, light wind, fluffy, fair-weather cloud. Perfect British Summer day. Cheers, weather gods – much appreciated.

    in reply to: Whats the weather like where you are today take 2 #192881
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    Much brighter  this morning. Doing 21C already, perfectly clear, jolly nice. More watering called for. Moreover, since we do not have a ban, am tempted to use the hosepipe. Have taken a note of time that hose is on and compared with time taken to fill watering can(s) and I believe I actually use less water with the hosepipe. Difference being that I can control the spray pattern and flow rate on the hose which I cannot with the cans. Ho hum…

    in reply to: Whats the weather like where you are today take 2 #192861
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    Yup @kezo so agree about water company leaks. Recent press release from Southern Water confesses that burst pipes of the company account for the majority of leaks. Quite lucky here, though. This bit of Sussex is right on border of Southern Water and South East Water. Reckon that both of them think we are the responsibility of the other one and we are ignored in the hosepipe-ban stakes!

    in reply to: Aura freeview box or freesat, Sky or Virgin. #192852
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    My experience has been quite the opposite of Winston’s. Found VM telly so much better than SKY although have been on Sky for some nine years now (Virgin not available in “new” house area). Sky TV reception can go wonky very easily (even high winds). Regularly loses WiFi connection to hub. Should reload automatically but, no, have to go through long, involved routine on telly to get it working again. Helpline and fault-finding internettery just useless. Most of all though, Sky audio on ALL channels is utterly rubbish. Even buying and using a sound bar has been no improvement. Sky box has a wide range of settings to click on for audio. All sound the same – indecipherable. Have to have subtitles on all the time to make any sense of most programs. Use BT for broadband, never had any problems. Wish Virgin would extend service to my area; would switch instantly.

    in reply to: Whats the weather like where you are today take 2 #192851
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    Started grey and well windy. Cleared a couple of hours back, wind moderated. Now sunny, warm and making 22C. Luckily, this is the one part of Sussex not affected by hosepipe ban so I can still use it to get to the unwaterable hanging baskets and bags. Everything else done with watering can (low level pots) or not at all (lawn). Quite pleased to have to use the “manual” watering method – gives me more time outside doing stuff.

    Tharg
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    I’m with Mitch on this – they only seem interested in slagging off MB and doing another Mail-style hatchet job on us sponging cripp’s with free Bentleys and Rollers. Stay well away from it and do not email the bloke – far too suss to give your personal details.

    in reply to: Whats the weather like where you are today take 2 #192638
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    Grey again, getting uncomfortably windy but not cold. 19C right now. Should hit 23C p.m. when it is forecast to clear a bit and allow some sun to come through. Still shorts and T-shirt though. Only ‘cos I’m too idle to hunt down proper shirt and trousers.

    in reply to: What caught your eye on the news today! #192445
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    Bread and Circuses… was the only thing to catch my eye today. Indeed, the Circuses bit is the sole content of news this morning. The soccer dominates and has done for many days now. The Commonwealth Games comes a close second. The winners of everything displaying the “must-do” for every sport these days – clenched fist, unrestrained aggression and screaming into camera.

    Very sad, particularly so with the recent death of Professor James Lovelock, arguably the greatest and most important 20th century scientist after Einstein. His passing barely gets a mention,

    Our leaders must be very happy that the Circuses keep people’s minds off of the chronic state of the nation. That said, they have forgotten to address the “Bread” bit of the phenomenon – with more and more citizens having to use food banks because of soaring prices.

    in reply to: Whats the weather like where you are today take 2 #192443
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    Grey, greyer, greyest. Doing 19C right now. Maybe rain around midday. Brightening later, it says. Did I mention it was grey?

    in reply to: Whats the weather like where you are today take 2 #192411
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    Grey day, except for an hour this afternoon when the sun shone a bit. Now grey again and quite warm – 21C. Rain threatens but doesn’t follow through. Few pathetic drops is all it can manage. Pah!

    in reply to: Whats the weather like where you are today take 2 #192230
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    Much the same as… Doing 21C right now and rising; bits ‘n’ bobs of high cloud; forecast to cloud up a little later p.m. More watering/feeding required for greedy boxes, bags and baskets.

    in reply to: Whats the weather like where you are today take 2 #192177
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    Yup @kezo know what you mean about the Met Office. That’s what I thought too. However, have found that their local forecasts for my area can be quite simply wrong. Today, for example, says cloudy and max of 21C. It’s been perfectly clear since 11am and is currently 25/26C. The BBC forecast was, for once, entirely accurate. What I normally do is sample both and average the findings. Find that the Met Office is normally more pessimistic than others.

    in reply to: Whats the weather like where you are today take 2 #192116
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    High cloud. Trying to be sunny. Temperature 19C and rising. Should hit around 24/25C later and be cloud-free and sunny (BBC). On the other hand it might be well cloudy and 22C (Met Office). Either way, much watering to be done (ran out of time yesterday, baskets looking very sad).

    in reply to: Whats the weather like where you are today take 2 #192016
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    Cooler than before – only doing 16C at the moment. Otherwise, much the same as. Forecast to brighten up a bit p.m. but they said that yesterday and it stayed grey all day.

    in reply to: What do you like/dislike #191933
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    VW T-ROC 2.0L petrol 4motion.

    Primary Like is the powertrain and performance. Satisfying and rewarding to control; you can put the car exactly where you want it to be. The 4motion actually feels a bit like rear-drive at times – also completely does away with scrabbling front wheels when pulling away promptly or from a corner.

    Primary Dislike is the damnable digital rubbish, particularly the “driver assistance” stuff. Have to turn off the front assist, lane keeping etc. etc. before pulling off. Far too much blinky, flashing, unwanted data coming at you from screens. Touchscreen is just too dangerous to use when under way. Even when you tell it to turn off the big centre touchscreen, it won’t. It displays a flashing clock and continues to put up meaningless, indecipherable messages (about “privacy settings”!?)

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