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Basil

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12225 on: June 30, 2020, 11:47:25 am »
No mackerel on the fish van this morning.   :(
Apparently the sea was too rough last night and boats didn't put out from New Quay.
Bugger. I was looking forward to that.

The closest thing I can think of is macaroni cheese.  ;D  So I'd better get some more milk.
Just remember what hapened last time you went out for a pint of milk.

 ;D
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12226 on: June 30, 2020, 12:49:18 pm »
It is frustrating that local tips are increasing only open to people with vehicles.  Seems unreasonable to me.

I see the logic for not accepting pedestrians: It's to stop the motorists getting out and queue-jumping on foot (often with fuddish parking).

I've never had a problem (other than disbelief) arriving by bike; I just queue with the cars.  But they've now imposed a booking system that wants a registration number, so I contacted them to ask what to do.  So far, no reply.

I note that CrinklyLion's tip has a dedicated cyclists' entrance....
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12227 on: June 30, 2020, 12:57:19 pm »
Couldn't you just invent a number and explain when you get there? I don't suppose they're checking them on DVLA or anything.
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Kim

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« Reply #12228 on: June 30, 2020, 12:59:18 pm »
Possibly.  But I'm not actually going there, because there's a pandemic.  I was mostly trolling them for being overly car-centric.
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ian

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12229 on: June 30, 2020, 01:22:48 pm »
Power off. Power on. Power off. Power on. Power off. Power on. Etc.

Fix it, UK Power Networks! This is the second week, something blew up, there's a big power generator perched on a nearby road and a bored chap in a car who's evidently guarding it for some reason (it's the size of a truck, I don't think someone is going to wander off with it). It usually waits just long enough for the computers and internet come back up (it takes about forever for the BT hub to reconnect) and for me to do enough work that my finger hovers over of the save button, befo
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T42

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12230 on: June 30, 2020, 01:34:41 pm »
Power off. Power on. Power off. Power on. Power off. Power on. Etc.

Fix it, UK Power Networks! This is the second week, something blew up, there's a big power generator perched on a nearby road and a bored chap in a car who's evidently guarding it for some reason (it's the size of a truck, I don't think someone is going to wander off with it). It usually waits just long enough for the computers and internet come back up (it takes about forever for the BT hub to reconnect) and for me to do enough work that my finger hovers over of the save button, befo

Huh. My lunchtime coffee has tasted like essence of underpants for the last few days. I realized this morning that the dosage had been reset when the power went the other day.  Then I remembered that the washing machine drops the soap dose back to zero when the juice goes, and we had a wash in. :(
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12231 on: June 30, 2020, 01:36:03 pm »
It is frustrating that local tips are increasing only open to people with vehicles.  Seems unreasonable to me.

I see the logic for not accepting pedestrians: It's to stop the motorists getting out and queue-jumping on foot (often with fuddish parking).

I've never had a problem (other than disbelief) arriving by bike; I just queue with the cars.  But they've now imposed a booking system that wants a registration number, so I contacted them to ask what to do.  So far, no reply.

I note that CrinklyLion's tip has a dedicated cyclists' entrance....

Our local is strictly cars and vans only.  No bicycles and no pads in spite of the fact that it is accessible by cyclists and pedestrians.

It's rubbish!!!    😉

T42

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12232 on: June 30, 2020, 02:49:40 pm »
It is frustrating that local tips are increasing only open to people with vehicles.  Seems unreasonable to me.

I see the logic for not accepting pedestrians: It's to stop the motorists getting out and queue-jumping on foot (often with fuddish parking).

I've never had a problem (other than disbelief) arriving by bike; I just queue with the cars.  But they've now imposed a booking system that wants a registration number, so I contacted them to ask what to do.  So far, no reply.

I note that CrinklyLion's tip has a dedicated cyclists' entrance....

Our local is strictly cars and vans only.  No bicycles and no pads in spite of the fact that it is accessible by cyclists and pedestrians.

It's rubbish!!!    😉

You can go on roller skates to ours if you want to, as long as you've got the chipped card that lets you in.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

barakta

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12233 on: June 30, 2020, 03:00:03 pm »
It is frustrating that local tips are increasing only open to people with vehicles.  Seems unreasonable to me.

I see the logic for not accepting pedestrians: It's to stop the motorists getting out and queue-jumping on foot (often with fuddish parking).

I've never had a problem (other than disbelief) arriving by bike; I just queue with the cars.  But they've now imposed a booking system that wants a registration number, so I contacted them to ask what to do.  So far, no reply.

I note that CrinklyLion's tip has a dedicated cyclists' entrance....

Our local is strictly cars and vans only.  No bicycles and no pads in spite of the fact that it is accessible by cyclists and pedestrians.

It's rubbish!!!    😉

I'd love to challenge that under the Equality Act, but so much fight, not enough time/spoons/capacity + the law is a massive ASS.

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12234 on: June 30, 2020, 03:49:04 pm »
It is frustrating that local tips are increasing only open to people with vehicles.  Seems unreasonable to me.

I see the logic for not accepting pedestrians: It's to stop the motorists getting out and queue-jumping on foot (often with fuddish parking).

I've never had a problem (other than disbelief) arriving by bike; I just queue with the cars.  But they've now imposed a booking system that wants a registration number, so I contacted them to ask what to do.  So far, no reply.

I note that CrinklyLion's tip has a dedicated cyclists' entrance....

I've taken a very large trailer load to the 'dedicated cyclist's bit'. It isn't an entrance, it is a special compound with some wheelie bins. I filled them in one trip :)
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Basil

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12235 on: July 01, 2020, 04:13:00 pm »
Bah.  I have just discovered that the 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle, which I finally completed today, is actually a 999 piece jigsaw puzzle. 

Bugger.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12236 on: July 01, 2020, 04:14:33 pm »
Bah.  I have just discovered that the 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle, which I finally completed today, is actually a 999 piece jigsaw puzzle. 

Bugger.

Have you checked inside the dog?
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Giraffe

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12237 on: July 02, 2020, 09:04:24 am »
Just wait and then check outside the dog.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12238 on: July 02, 2020, 02:50:23 pm »
Power off. Power on. Power off. Power on. Power off. Power on. Etc.

Fix it, UK Power Networks! This is the second week, something blew up, there's a big power generator perched on a nearby road and a bored chap in a car who's evidently guarding it for some reason (it's the size of a truck, I don't think someone is going to wander off with it). It usually waits just long enough for the computers and internet come back up (it takes about forever for the BT hub to reconnect) and for me to do enough work that my finger hovers over of the save button, befo

If it's a decent big gennie, it's probably worth enough cash to get a mate with a HIAB to come along and "borrow" it without asking................. :o

Basil

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12239 on: July 02, 2020, 04:17:13 pm »
Ungrumble.  The missing puzzle piece has turned up.  Stuck to the underside of the box.
Unfortunately, I only discovered this as I was dismantling and putting all the pieces back in it.  So even though I placed the piece, most of the rest had been undone, therefor the whole puzzle has technically not been competed.
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ElyDave

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12240 on: July 02, 2020, 07:19:36 pm »
at least it wasn't stuck to the bottom of the dog
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12241 on: July 03, 2020, 12:11:25 am »
Arse!  Blew out a candle , then turned around & knocked it over.   Wax splatters on 2 different rugs & the laminate floor.   Guess what I'm cleaning tomorrow  >:(
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andytheflyer

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12242 on: July 03, 2020, 07:30:38 am »
Arse!  Blew out a candle , then turned around & knocked it over.   Wax splatters on 2 different rugs & the laminate floor.   Guess what I'm cleaning tomorrow  >:(
Brown paper and a warm iron.

T42

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12243 on: July 03, 2020, 07:52:02 am »
Dogs' bottoms and arse! candles... jeez.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Andrij

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12244 on: July 03, 2020, 10:33:47 am »
Arse!  Blew out a candle , then turned around & knocked it over.   Wax splatters on 2 different rugs & the laminate floor.   Guess what I'm cleaning tomorrow  >:(

But did the summoning work?
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12245 on: July 03, 2020, 10:45:31 am »
Arse!  Blew out a candle , then turned around & knocked it over.   Wax splatters on 2 different rugs & the laminate floor.   Guess what I'm cleaning tomorrow  >:(

But did the summoning work?


No , so my plan to unleash a horde of ravening demons on Downing St is currently on hold :-(



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Edd

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12246 on: July 03, 2020, 11:08:35 am »
Arse!  Blew out a candle , then turned around & knocked it over.   Wax splatters on 2 different rugs & the laminate floor.   Guess what I'm cleaning tomorrow  >:(

But did the summoning work?


No , so my plan to unleash a horde of ravening demons on Downing St is currently on hold :-(

Do demons attack their own kind?

Kim

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12247 on: July 03, 2020, 12:17:22 pm »
Arse!  Blew out a candle , then turned around & knocked it over.   Wax splatters on 2 different rugs & the laminate floor.   Guess what I'm cleaning tomorrow  >:(

But did the summoning work?


No , so my plan to unleash a horde of ravening demons on Downing St is currently on hold :-(

I dunno, it looks like it's going rather well...
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Basil

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12248 on: July 03, 2020, 02:27:42 pm »
Blooming heck.  It's July. I shouldn't be having to go upstairs for a jumper.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12249 on: July 03, 2020, 03:50:01 pm »
Bloomin' BBC weather forecast: you said it wouldn't rain before 3pm, so what was that wet, H20-like stuff cascading all over me at 12.15?  Not the nicest of rides home.
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