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Yeah the revs aren't super low, but far better than other cars such as the Mk7 Fiesta with the 5-speed manual box which apparently revs at 3500 RPM at 70 mph! Now that must be annoying!!

My focus revs at about 3200-3500 at 70mph. But not droning.

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Just now, Incontro said:

Yeah the revs aren't super low, but far better than other cars such as the Mk7 Fiesta with the 5-speed manual box which apparently revs at 3500 RPM at 70 mph! Now that must be annoying!!

Jeez, that is extreme.  Hence why I say that new cars aren't designed to last as long as older models. 

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1 hour ago, jmurray01 said:

Now it's time for a rum and some relaxation!!

Christ, I read that as 'time for a run' and wondered what had happened to the Jamie we knew!

Then realised it said rum, panic over. :laugh:

 

Also, I still don't like the way quote boxes on this site are near impossible to remove if you accidentally select them lol.

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36 minutes ago, TomsFocus said:

Christ, I read that as 'time for a run' and wondered what had happened to the Jamie we knew!

Then realised it said rum, panic over. :laugh:

 

Also, I still don't like the way quote boxes on this site are near impossible to remove if you accidentally select them lol.

Ha!  Can you imagine me running?  I get out of breath just talking from the car to the front door... :rolleyes:

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3 hours ago, jmurray01 said:

I do like a nice 100 mile drive in the 405 today to a Moray village called Tomintoul.  Stopped at a cafe for a bowl of soup and a cup of tea, then back on the road home again. 

Got some beautiful pictures too of the slightly snow covered scenery.

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Now it's time for a rum and some relaxation!!

Toumintoul road still open this time of year?!!! :jawdrop: :biggrin:

 

Nice pics :wink:

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30 minutes ago, Turvey said:

Toumintoul road still open this time of year?!!! :jawdrop: :biggrin:

 

Nice pics :wink:

Oh aye...  This is the worst snow it has had all winter, and I doubt it will get any worse.  Lossie/Elgin areas haven't had a drop.  Well, some has fallen, but melts immediately on impact with the ground.

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Our gritting crews were putting boards and ploughs on today for the first time in a couple of years! Can't imagine they'll be needed too much though. 

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2 minutes ago, Turvey said:

Our gritting crews were putting boards and ploughs on today for the first time in a couple of years! Can't imagine they'll be needed too much though. 

All the gritters in Moray permanently have ploughs installed, which is completely redundant and uses a lot more fuel at higher speeds, but that's the council's "intellegent thinking" for you.

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I do like that Brandy's strained paws are getting better, she was almost back to her normal walking speed tonight:smile:

3 hours ago, TomsFocus said:

Christ, I read that as 'time for a run' and wondered what had happened to the Jamie we knew!

Then realised it said rum, panic over. :laugh:

 

Also, I still don't like the way quote boxes on this site are near impossible to remove if you accidentally select them lol.

You're not the only one Tom:laugh:

I too read it initially as "time for a run", but took it to mean  as a "run in the Focus or another run in the 405"  rather than Jamie getting 10 mile jog in

 

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13 hours ago, GMX said:

I do like that Brandy's strained paws are getting better, she was almost back to her normal walking speed tonight:smile:

You're not the only one Tom:laugh:

I too read it initially as "time for a run", but took it to mean  as a "run in the Focus or another run in the 405"  rather than Jamie getting 10 mile jog in

Sadly, that is the only type of "run" that I partake in.  I think the last time I ran was a few weeks ago, when it was torrential rain and I had to get from the work entrance to my car (at the other end of the car-park) wearing only a shirt...  It was more of a lop-sided, drunken-looking, limping sprint, and by the time I did get to the car I was soaked and felt like I was going to pass out. 

Next time I'll take a jacket with me!!

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19 hours ago, Turvey said:

Toumintoul road still open this time of year?!!! :jawdrop: :biggrin:

 

Nice pics :wink:

Spoke too soon! :rolleyes: :smile:

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I was in the right place again (adjacent to the butchery counter), just as they were marking some meats down :smile: After going to Tesco to get some stronger painkillers:smile: and restock my cream:smile:  I got Brandy 2 kilos of chicken wings for 32p and a 3 containers of lamb hearts for 38p each, and for Molly,  a kilo of Scottish Angus mince for 56p.  I was too early for the fish counter reductions, the butchery counter seems to favour 4:30ish to begin their discounts, whereas the fishmonger doesn't start until around 6pm.  

I do like that Tesco Extra painkillers are a vast improvement of bog standard paracetamol, I've been taking all day:smile:  It might be  possible to eat some something soft like Brie or Camembert now:unsure:

 

 

 

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5 minutes ago, GMX said:

I was in the right place again (adjacent to the butchery counter), just as they were marking some meats down :smile: After going to Tesco to get some stronger painkillers:smile: and restock my cream:smile:  I got Brandy 2 kilos of chicken wings for 32p and a 3 containers of lamb hearts for 38p each, and for Molly,  a kilo of Scottish Angus mince for 56p.  I was too early for the fish counter reductions, the butchery counter seems to favour 4:30ish to begin their discounts, whereas the fishmonger doesn't start until around 6pm.  

I do like that Tesco Extra painkillers are a vast improvement of bog standard paracetamol, I've been taking all day:smile:  It might be  possible to eat some something soft like Brie or Camembert now:unsure:

Surly you know a relative whom has a stock of pain killers somewhere, 50mg diclac or diphine, I'm surprised dentist couldn't provide a short term prescription pending your appointment if you asked they might.

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Love how i I got home and the traction control kept hold. Scary but drove safely and got home

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1 hour ago, Lenny said:

Surly you know a relative whom has a stock of pain killers somewhere, 50mg diclac or diphine, I'm surprised dentist couldn't provide a short term prescription pending your appointment if you asked they might.

That would've made sense, but I didn't think to ask:mellow:

The bulk of my relatives are in Australia and the US, my Mum is here but not on painkillers, unfortunately

25 minutes ago, Ken.K said:

Love how i I got home and the traction control kept hold. Scary but drove safely and got home

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Do you have forecasted snow and ice?

The rain switched to sleet as I waited for Brandy to do her pre-shop ablutions in Tescos car park but when i came back out with shopping it was back to rain.  Dorset is a bit too south to get anything, despite the Met Office's suggestion we might

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Do you have forecasted snow and ice?
The rain switched to sleet as I waited for Brandy to do her pre-shop ablutions in Tescos car park but when i came back out with shopping it was back to rain.  Dorset is a bit too south to get anything, despite the Met Office's suggestion we might


Where I work it was snow coming ino london it was rain. Drove 45 all way.

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I like, in the it amuses me sense, that Tesco idea of "an excessive amount of tea and coffee" is 37 or more cups a day.  You'd have drinking at the rate of 2-3 cups per hour for all your waking hours to get anywhere near that:ohmy:

As I was about to take my second dose of Tesco Extra painkillers, I noticed "Avoid drinking too much tea or coffee with this medicine"  printed on the box.  It neglected to say how much is too much though.  I wondered whether my 3-4 cups of coffee and 5 cups of tea was too much:unsure:

A little Googling followed.  The answer is 37 or more cups a day is too much:laugh: 

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I think they have caffeine in them, that's the 'extra' bit. Won't help you sleep
Cheaper buying paracetamol and cheap pro plus lol


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9 minutes ago, Jonro2009 said:

I think they have caffeine in them, that's the 'extra' bit. Won't help you sleep emoji6.png
Cheaper buying paracetamol and cheap pro plus lol


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Yes they do, 500mg paracetamol and 50mg of caffeine.

Regular paracetamol is 16p, these were 60p, I've not priced Pro plus but it's bound to work out cheaper

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12 minutes ago, Jonro2009 said:

I liked how my car looked in the snow today, almost camouflaged!


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I'd need it to rain in soot to get the same effect with mine:lol:

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That's a distinct possibility in some parts of he country, I blame Tony Blair


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15 minutes ago, Jonro2009 said:

I liked how my car looked in the snow today, almost camouflaged!


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Ah, you got snow too then.  The Peugeot and Ford are slightly "dusted", but nothing major...

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I'm not sure where you are exactly, but guessing it is Nairn/Inverness area, which most likely has the same as here.  Strangely, as I drove from Lossiemouth to Elgin this evening, the temperature dropped quite a bit, and there was a fair bit of black ice on the roads.  Isn't it strange how a few miles can make a big difference?

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