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  1. Tesco, Co-op and Lidl all within a couple of hundred yards of each other are the only supermarkets here. We use all 3 for different stuff but mainly Lidl as our daughter works there and gets a staff discount
  2. Paint it whatever colour you want! Even pink if you want! But Ferrari won't supply you with one......allegedly.
  3. It's a bit 'Old School' but Welcome To The Pleasure Dome is a cracking driving album!
  4. I did kinda think when I was typing it that parking a caravan was probably not legal. Getting registrations is a difficult one as it's usually night-time and we get woken up by revving engines and dump-valves going off! I have thought about setting a camera up and may, if need be, park the car on the road with the dashcam recording. There's no school nearby but kids do play out on the streets at times, so could be an argument if need be. Yep, that's what's happened here. The road has become a rat-run as well as a racetrack. Hopefully with the top of our road sealed off it will make using the other road too much of a hassle to use for shortcuts and speeding and we will return to a nice quiet area again. Thanks for your input and thoughts. P.S I would put up a pic of a map of the area but the roads aren't available on Google maps yet
  5. Outline of the dilemma. We bought a building plot on a short straight bit of road(3 houses each side) with one end of the road joining up with another road. The other road has been built with 'traffic calming' including pinch-points and curves, but ours is straight with no calming features. Some nights the local boy and girl racers are using the full length of the road as a race-track/time trial type of road and are being a bit of a pain. Part of the outline planning for the area included blocking off the other end of the road(where we live) when the houses were built, basically making it a cul-de-sac. The meeting to decide what is going to happen is next month but we have been told that the option they are looking at is temporary bollards as they are worried about the the amount of traffic that will start using other routes and may have to open up our road again at a later date! Needless to say we are not impressed with the idea of the road being opened up again if we get used to the relative peace of a closed road. So to the idea behind the heading. What 'legal' measures could we take to introduce traffic calming? I've thought about buying a cheap car with MOT and taxing it and leaving it on the road in a strategic place to encourage people to slow down. Could I leave a caravan on the road? I know the police are aware of the situation but at night there are only a couple of coppers on and quite a large area to cover. So, any ideas? Or do we just suck it up and put up with it? Or move?
  6. Or print your own!!! WARNING!!!! CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE!!!
  7. OK, you win! :-) Mates gonna deliver it for us in his van, so result. Actually it is a Hotpoint but it's had the 'fault' rectified.
  8. Full-size...............I think
  9. Can it be done? Just bought a second-hand dryer of a mate. The Focus isn't here at the moment to measure it but I'm pretty sure I'm gonna have to get a loan of a van for 1/2 an hour.
  10. ......and for having both headlights busted!!!
  11. Looks like we're all right! " With an Economy 7 meter you get cheaper electricity during the night and the early hours of the morning. This may be controlled by a timer in the meter itself, a separate timer or a radio signal " I'll need to double-check when the clocks change but I'm pretty sure our clock must change itself.
  12. We're on E10(for now, might go to single tariff, but that's a whole new topic) and I have a leaflet from the supply company informing us of the times of the different trariffs.. So from that I assume that even if the time on the meter doesn't change the supply company send the signal to change the tariff will still be at the correct time for the time of year ie our next 'cheap rate' starts at 8.30pm, and it 'should' be 8.30pm summer or winter.
  13. Mmm :-/ pretty sure they should change. Ours is currently showing the correct time.
  14. Well done mate! And also, well done for NOT posting your driver number! Seems to be a bit of a thing, up here anyway, of posting pics on Facebook of the pass certificate complete with their number on show!
  15. I occasionally drive the big sweeper, I could redirect the side nozzle a wee bit!