Author Topic: Little Eye On The Provinces  (Read 270054 times)

Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2775 on: 25 April, 2022, 03:11:16 pm »
Man has to walk because his ridiculous vehicle isn't ready yet. ::-)

https://www.edinburghlive.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/grandad-forced-school-run-rain-23777718

Kim

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2776 on: 25 April, 2022, 03:21:52 pm »
Man has to walk because his ridiculous vehicle isn't ready yet. ::-)

https://www.edinburghlive.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/grandad-forced-school-run-rain-23777718

Normal for Birmingham, where people get tribal anything that's got wheels and has 'Rover' in the name, the way they do about sportsball teams[1] in other places.


[1] Not to diminish the importance of The Blues or The Villa, obviously.

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2777 on: 25 April, 2022, 03:41:46 pm »
I know new cars depreciate fast but £10k between headline and text is really impressive.
Riding a bike through a city is like navigating the collective neural pathways of a vast global mind.

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2778 on: 25 April, 2022, 03:55:24 pm »
Why would he need any car, let alone a Land Rover to do the school run if he’s able to do it on foot? No wonder we’ve got global walking.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2779 on: 25 April, 2022, 04:52:15 pm »
Isn’t global walking what he’s complaining about?

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2780 on: 25 April, 2022, 08:54:34 pm »
Why would he need any car, let alone a Land Rover to do the school run if he’s able to do it on foot? No wonder we’ve got global walking.

But...it might rain! :facepalm:

Someone should tell him about umbrellas.


Kim

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2781 on: 25 April, 2022, 09:18:48 pm »
Why would he need any car, let alone a Land Rover to do the school run if he’s able to do it on foot? No wonder we’ve got global walking.

But...it might rain! :facepalm:

Someone should tell him about umbrellas.

Regular readers might recall that when all the proper cities were getting bike hire schemes, Birmingham got a Smart car hire scheme...


Car2Go - An Umbrella on Wheels by Elliott Brown, on Flickr

It lasted about a year...

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We’ve listened closely to customer feedback and taking the UK’s strong culture and tradition of private vehicle ownership into account, we have decided to withdraw from the UK marketplace.

BRITISH car culture notwithstanding, there was the fundamental flaw in an hourly rate equivalent to a taxi, and cars you couldn't use to move Stuff.

Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2782 on: 01 May, 2022, 05:13:27 pm »

And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

Beardy

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2784 on: 03 May, 2022, 02:15:49 pm »
The Loch Ness monster is real.

‘It looked better in real life than it’s turned out on the photos’ said every Nessie spotter ever.
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Mr Larrington

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2785 on: 03 May, 2022, 04:59:33 pm »
That's nearly as convincing as the photo of Ogopogo I snapped a few years ago:


Ogopogo in 2018, yesterday by Mr Larrington, on Flickr
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2786 on: 10 May, 2022, 02:56:22 pm »
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2787 on: 12 May, 2022, 11:43:40 am »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-61412523


Tory Club Death Match. 


False advertising, nobody died.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2788 on: 14 May, 2022, 02:14:11 pm »
https://www.livpost.co.uk/p/why-has-the-adelphi-become-liverpools


Slow death of a hotel.  It could be magnificent if someone would spend the money.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2789 on: 15 May, 2022, 05:54:48 pm »
Britannia Hotels are über-pikey.  I've stayed in the Bolton one.  There are notices telling you not to do drugs or to start on the staff.
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.