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Whereas an interviewer from ONS is scheduled to visit our 'random household' this time next week.

They've sent me a £5 gift card from love2shop, which might not be worth redeeming.

One came to see my father last week. As the topic of the survey was 'employment' and he turned 90 earlier this year it was a very short interview (he still has a gift card though).

Basil

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Whereas an interviewer from ONS is scheduled to visit our 'random household' this time next week.

They've sent me a £5 gift card from love2shop, which might not be worth redeeming.

One came to see my father last week. As the topic of the survey was 'employment' and he turned 90 earlier this year it was a very short interview (he still has a gift card though).

Well, we've had a full census form to fill in and return.  No gift card though.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Presumably self-filling in versus census taker filling in is one of the things they're trialling. Or maybe they just have more trust in the people of Ceredigion to be literate.  ;)
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Gattopardo

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Want to cycle more, for excercise and get out more but can't find the motivation.  Even during the good weather, I could not find the will to cycle.

Been out a couple of times and it was forced, needed to inflate the bikes tyres and could even be bothered to inflate the tyres as it was more hassle to go and get the pump.  Just went and rode.  But did not enjoy the ride, it was hard work and the other road users and with peds walking in cycle lane and seem to get offended with me saying excuse me. 

Is it a london thing?

Even bought a new bike and don't want to ride the bike in the horrible weather.


T42

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Want to cycle more, for excercise and get out more but can't find the motivation.  Even during the good weather, I could not find the will to cycle.

Been out a couple of times and it was forced, needed to inflate the bikes tyres and could even be bothered to inflate the tyres as it was more hassle to go and get the pump.  Just went and rode.  But did not enjoy the ride, it was hard work and the other road users and with peds walking in cycle lane and seem to get offended with me saying excuse me. 

Is it a london thing?

Even bought a new bike and don't want to ride the bike in the horrible weather.

More like a city thing.  I haven't cycled in Strasbourg for yonks but I don't recall the peds being all that chuffed at bikes on shared pavements.  Out of town it's lovely, though - guaranteed rest cure.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Gattopardo

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But that means actually moving from the sofa/flat, worse when it is grey and I have the ability to step outside and make it rain.

Think the cycle lane issue is annoying.  On the A11 the cycle lane goes behind the bus stops and there is ped interaction with people standing in the cycle lane.  While fore street towards Edmonton, seems to have the cycle lane infront of the bus stop and carparking to right.  So people park in the cycle lane and load their cars so doors open in to the lane.

T42

  • Tea tank
Sounds like dismissive planning in action: "It's only a bleeding cycle lane, who cares?"

BTW, I have to revise my "rest cure" statement after nearly getting flattened by an oncoming car this afternoon. Or change it to "rest eternal".
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.