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Zico last won the day on February 22

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  1. @Turvey good catch by the wife there. We're on oil here as at the time of building and moving into the house the next-door farmer (who detested the fact we bought the pre-fab house and land) actively went out of his way to stop us doing anything and refused permission for a gas supply to be run down the shared access track. After having to replace the boiler a couple of years ago (at ~£2500 from what I recall) we made another enquiry about getting a gas supply and received a quote of ~£6000 from SGN. Currently quoted 46.82ppl (ex. vat) for a 2000L order of oil here (delivery by 31st July).
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    @Stoney871 can we get @zain611 banned for continuous and persistent attacks on my resolve . On the subject of the bulbs, I've just checked my Autobeam order and my existing bulbs haven't even had there first birthday yet (order shipped early September) . I did however check the H7 Led Dipped bulbs & caps that cost £54.90 (Inc. shipping) via eBay and £58.79 (Inc. shipping and a 12% discount code) via the website directly. I don't quite get why they would want to drive traffic away from purchasing from them directly .
  3. @jace1969 did you purchase the laptop from Amazon or on the Marketplace? It's definitely worth contacting whomever you purchased the laptop from if you've still got your original invoice and spec.
  4. @Nick Y are you not able to have a friendly chat with the neighbours to trim them back down a bit? If they are worried about you looking into their garden then even trimming them back to 12ft would be plenty of height to separate the two gardens.
  5. I've seen plenty of people with earphones in over the last year or so, most of them are either on bikes, motorbikes (though harder to tell as the earphones are under the helmet but you can often see the cables dangly out when you're stopped at a junction/lights. I'm sure that if someone was involved in an accident and they were found to have earphones/headphones on listening to music that it would go someway to being possible 'driving without due care' as an offence. I'd like to think that it wasn't intentional, but shear stupidity as they hadn't looked left or checked their mirrors. If I were wanting to undercut them, it would have been pretty pointless as a few hundred metres up (after the merge) I turn right at the traffic signals which often means traffic going straight ahead past you as your queuing to turn right. Just after the video cuts off there is a traffic signal junction where I turn right. After everything at the roundabout, the Merc continued to use the right turn lane before cutting left back into the straight on lane . If you can get the extra warranty for a few quid more then I would go direct rather then eBay. Though as @Lenny has mentioned, OSRAM do good LED bulbs which might be an alternative if you're pondering how long you'll have the Fiesta for and don't want to spend £££ for bulbs that you probably won't be able to swap out to a new car later.
  6. On that section of dual carriageway it's pretty common for traffic to use both lanes to go straight ahead as there are the two entry lanes the other side (though this is usually when it's busier at peak time). As it was quiet on the road I thought that they would have been turning right at the roundabout further up. Obviously this wasn't the case. The worst thing for me was when they didn't react to the horn and kept moving over to the left lane before just driving off without any 'sorry' or acknowledgment of what they had done. I'm also surprised that I didn't swear at them, though the horn took a beating . **Edit** I've got some spare mist jets you could have but you've got a Golf .
  7. I don't like the driver of this Mercedes-Vito van:
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    @zain611 stop tempting me . Luckily they are the wrong fitment (955 for ST) but I already have the existing set which are still sealed as I've got some CEUK ones in from last year. @Eric Bloodaxe I found out that a colleague at work has a few fighter jet photos on his Flickr account. This is one of the albums: https://www.flickr.com/photos/142418471@N05/albums/72157700578833425
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    I do like coming across this:
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    Michelin Pilot Sport 4 (205/40 R17 Y 84). I've had them for on now for around 4000 miles and they are excellent. Blackcircles have 4 fitted at £372 using the code 4mich40.
  11. I don't like the battered white van that tried to force itself in front of me on the main ring road roundabout this morning. The bell end completely ignored the clear road markings, signs and massively hatched area separating the traffic before the roundabout itself, then decided it was a good idea to bully his way across the lines on the roundabout and continue to ignore my horn before finally conceding and stopping in front a brick/cobbled wall with a raised footway. This little show of driving skill got better a bit further down the road at the next clearly marked road junction. Rather than wait in line to go ahead at the traffic signal junction, he moved into right lane that is for traffic turning right onto the A2 trunk road and then forced his way back into the left lane to go straight on. A few miles further up the road, he then just stopped in a layby so who knows what the fecking rush was for!?!? Oh, and I missed a small bit where some plonker decided it was a good time to open his door right in front of me without looking. This happened a little under a minute from white van man at the roundabout 🤦‍♂️! I don't like the MOT history of the VW van. wg06gxz.pdf
  12. I'm sure somebody could do you a couple of A3 prints .
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    I've been using the new rewards scheme from the start. The only reason I had such a large voucher was that the previous points/vouchers last year didn't turn up so they re-issued them to the card and this year's voucher finally turned up. I'm up to 6 trips on the new scheme as, like you, when I go I fill the tank and that lasts me ~2 weeks to and from work. I could, if I faffed around a little, make two trips to Shell on my way to work and do a half and half fill to increase the count but it's just not worth it. The upside to the new scheme is at least the rewards are digital and can be instantly used. I've had a £2.00 and £1.20 off voucher since joining, and just the other day I've been given a free Costa hot drink as well.
  14. I don't like coming across a gang of highway workers hand waving traffic around a tractor trimming the trees/hedges on a 50mph road at a blind bend. This is the location where I found them: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.2597069,1.0028901,3a,75y,83.24h,88.5t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sGAZZrzsCJiuEXDRSybs-zQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.2595676,1.0048639,3a,75y,265.05h,90.02t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sbeHRgZjpMG2omG158ytrnw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en I pulled over a short distance up the road and went back to have a word with the two guys who were trying to direct the traffic. They had no stop/go boards or traffic lights, one single 'men at work' sign and cone a few hundred yards either side of the bend, and were using mobile phones so that they could talk to each other while directing traffic. Nobody other than the Police ( @Stoney871 can confirm) or specially trained Traffic Officers (like the Highways Agency officers on Motorways/trunk roads) can direct traffic. I'm ashamed to say that the workers were for our own Highway Authority (though not directly employed by the Council but the alliance partners who carry out the works etc. for them). I will be having a word with my senior managers when I get back to the office tomorrow and providing the dashcam footage. It's already weighing on mind about what will happen to the three guys involved. I don't wish for the guys to potentially loose there jobs, BUT, the guys on site stood a far greater chance of loosing there lives if the worst had happened.