Micro

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    Ted
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  • Ford Model
    Skoda Octavia Estate 4x4
  • Ford Year
    2016
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Worcestershire

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  1. They will check the pictures, don't worry! If anything does come if it and relevant go away with a simple query to the speed camera office (within a week or so of receiving the notice), then try posting at Pepipoo for advice.
  2. How fast are you going round these corners? Just remember at this time of year when the rain comes after a long sunny spell, the roads will be extra slippy til the rain washes away the road grime / rubber deposits. Landsail tyres - I wouldn't even entertain the idea of. I had a set of Prestivo tyres on my Focus when I bought it - they'd wheelspin at junctions including in the dry on occasion - they were very quickly replaced with a decent brand of tyre and the issues stopped.
  3. You can normally scan to a computer from the printers front screen too, if you have set it up on the computer you want to send it to. For instance, I can scan to my desktop from the printers UI, and it'll pop up in "Scanned Dcuments"
  4. Although i've today come down with a fever and a ***** horrendous headache. Had my swab earlier today, and hoping to god it doesn't come back positive. That's with wearing appropriate PPE, keeping away from others, and scrupulous hand hygiene...
  5. I'd be telling/showing your children, now, how to maintain good hand hygiene, reminding them not to touch their faces, etc. The more you hammer that home, then you will reduce any risk of it coming back with them. Granted, when they're with friends, and out of your sight, you don't know what they'll do - but hopefully your teachings will have a positive effect. Washing hands when coming back to your house, (possibly) changing out of school uniform or going for a wash when home (to clean hands/faces). I'm a frontline worker, and for over 6 months i've been in contact with covid positive people whilst wearing and not wearing PPE (early days). Aside from mild symptoms (fever, extremely annoying cough, and loss of taste/smell) in February when I wasn't tested, just before the whole thing really kicked off, i've not tested positive at any point (4 swab tests), and my antibody test was also negative the end of June. As an example, one of my colleagues tested positive on their antibody test - and the only symptoms they had that could have been it, was a loss of taste and smell before that became an official symptom. Bear in mind I work with this colleague permanently, we are in regular close proximity, including moving each others belongings around, and I would have been around them whilst at work whilst they were potentially infectious. Now either i'm immune because I had it in February, or my hygiene methods are keeping me safe. I never wore a face mask in the shops whilst social distancing was actually being followed, i've not brought it home with me, and i'm not doing anything particularly special. eg. I don't wipe all my shopping when I get it home, I am just cautious not to cross contaminate when out, use hand sanitizer, etc. As an aside, whoever wants to tell me that this virus isn't real, or that the government are trying to control us, can do it to my face. I have had colleagues (some extremely fit and healthy) at work suffer severe symptoms verging on life threatening, and have seen many people with severe and life threatening symptoms from this virus - however, good hand hygiene, not touching your face, and keeping your distance (+ common sense!) will keep you safe.
  6. Having worn 3M's version (Versaflo), I can see exactly what you mean regarding the practical jokes... that is something i'm remembering 😛
  7. Did you buy your car in England or Ireland? In England (and other territories) you have up to 6 years to lay a claim about the quality, fitness for purpose, or a problem with description. For the first 6 months, the onus is on the dealer to prove that a fault was not there at the time of purchase. Get back in touch with the dealer, preferably written (email, letters) - within the first 30 days you have the right to reject also. https://www.which.co.uk/consumer-rights/regulation/consumer-rights-act#how-long-do-you-have-to-return-a-faulty-product
  8. Once had one upside down in my pocket at work, and the lid managed to work loose. A lady mentioned it to me as she thought i'd "had an accident", at least it dried pretty quickly! It may be the bitrex content making your eyes water - it's horrible (as someone who bites their nails... yes I know!) in some horrific concentrations in some sanitizer. Also found some sanitizers, once warmed and cooled and aging, start to smell like a certain plant substance that happens to be illegal. Hilarious conversation with some officers at work as to why it suddenly smelt like cannabis....
  9. The amount currently in my car 😂 just glad it doesn't absorb through the skin though...
  10. Consumer Rights Act 2015 - Up to 6 months following purchase it is up to the dealer to prove that any fault occurring did not exist at the time of purchase. This trumps any warranty. IMO - if i'd bought a car and the battery went in the first 6 months, the dealer would be replacing at entirely their cost (as well as fixing the parking sensors/blis).
  11. If the timing belt hasn't been done, you'll need it doing. Aside from that it's difficult to say as cars travel different roads. 250 miles a week on main A roads and motorways is going to put a different stress on the car than 250 miles on country roads and lanes and again different in entirely urban environments. I changed my Focus for an Octavia, but only because of the journey distances I was doing made it the wrong choice - if I had been doing less miles I probably would have kept it.
  12. Honestly, the ability to use a toilet is a human right isn't it? I've never been turned down the use of facilities whilst at work on any premises (albeit, some the staff members have escorted me there and back). Just when I thought it couldn't get any worse... i've broken a piece off my tooth. Dentists are only doing emergencies - and as I have no pain - I am not an emergency. Filling kit and a dental appointment when they reopen!
  13. TalkTalk do a weird billing thing where they have a fixed day to bill. So you may get a random first bill of a few quid, then a proper bill. If your last bill then has a price increase half way though, that explains the higher price. Can highly recommend Plusnet (BT in a different guise). I will be going back to them as soon as the TalkTalk wart has run out (sorry, contract).
  14. This is TalkTalk superfast (80Mbit) over WiFi 5Ghz (through a wall, distance about 10m). Max i've ever got is 80Mbit on the money (so approx 9.8MB/s down). Don't get me wrong, I love the speed of it, it's great. I just hate being swindled by big companies... Your old WiFi card is probably letting you down - not to mention if you have a lot of other WiFi networks around you.