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  1. I fully expect other manufacturers to follow suit quickly.  I don't think it can come as a surprise to many.  We're the last bastion of the combustion engine...

  2. Our eldest (25) pays £1,100 on her 5 year old Audi A1 1.4 TFSI S-Line.  That's with no claims on it (I mean 6 years no claims bonus).  Her first premium on a MINI Cooper was £2,300.

    However, Lloyds had me laughing my socks off when the renewal on my 78,000 mile, 4 year old, 520d, worth tuppence (maybe £11k) went from £300 to.....£828.

    I had, admittedly, accumulated a further 3 points (giving me 6), but really?  :roflmao:

  3. 924 Turbo, yes.  Any other 924, no.

    944 Turbo or, even better, a 944 Cab, yes.

    928, absolutely.

    I still don't understand who pays the kind of money for 924's that those cars are advertised at, if anyone.  You've got to be a real enthusiast of the brand/model or someone with far too much money to spend and not bothered what you blow it on.

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  4. There are plenty of holiday destinations I won't even consider right now.  Tunisia, Egypt and Turkey being three of them.  I just see those as being risks I can avoid without much trouble.

    However, London on general election day isn't something I'd perceive as more of a risk than, say, Leicester on election day.  In many respects, they've shown they'll target anywhere and anything, so London isn't necessarily going to be higher on their list.  It could be argued it is now a less likely target due to the increased security measures.

    Let's be honest, how many of us would have said "It'll be a pop concert in Manchester where the majority are teenage girls".  That's the most terrifying thing of all, we could all make decisions based on what we perceive to be targets, but the reality is that nothing appears to be out of bounds for them.

  5. 15 hours ago, Andrew said:

    Tory lead cut to 4 points? Seems a bit close for my liking. Corbyn. PM. Can you imagine?

    I think the pollsters have yet again got it terribly wrong.

    I still expect a Tory landslide.

  6. The reason I said to let her go ahead was based on the fact we don't know where their next target is.

    With Manchester being attacked, why is London more likely?  It could be Newcastle, Birmingham or Leicester.  

    Do we stop our kids going out altogether?

  7. I wouldn't be worried about missing out on the Champions League, Chris.  I mean, it's not as if Arsenal have ever stood a chance of winning it anyway. :roflmao:

    Make do with winning another Europa League Cup.  How many of those do you have already?

    It's a shame the Cup Winners Cup isn't around these days, you could have added one of those to your collection of, ummm, how many of those? 

    But hey, perhaps another Premier League title as you've obviously won hoards of those in the last 14 years, yes?

    p.s. I shall be supporting Chelsea and hoping it is an absolute battering for Arsenal. :grin:

  8. Bradford were bloody awful.  What a shame that Millwall fans are now doing what they do best - acting like morons on the pitch. 

    MIllwall deserved to win that, they were the better team by far, but it is soooo disappointing for football because of their fans.

  9. Interesting that you say that.

    I find them very, very boring.  I can completely understand why the 'once would be enough' would turn out to be true.

    That video is very impressive towards the end, but prior to that, I find it immensely boring.  


  10. 1 hour ago, billy2shots said:


    It appears rather stupid and a waste of time but it's a nice couple of hours work for the council worker. An easy job to claim 2 hours (always stretched out with traveling etc) probably tag a break or lunchtime on that and hey ho that's half a day gone. Pick up his/her public sector wages and pension and then complain how bad off they are while us private sector workers prop up the country.


    *All sweeping statements to reflect my current mood.



    Well, yes, one could see how another council and another location could do that, but....

    The property is 400 yards from his office. :roflmao:

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  11. Here is one that some of my FB friends are aware of.

    I have to go to our vacant 3-storey office property to meet a local council official.  The office qualifies for being exempt of rates - due to being vacant.

    However, I have to meet them to prove it is vacant - because they've called to say that when they've visited the property, there has never been anyone in....


  12. I bought a K4 just over 6 years ago and it is still going strong today (it'll probably break tomorrow).

    I also bought the patio cleaning attachment and that is the biggest waste of money ever.

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  13. p.s. my personal favourite is the Wiki App.

    Driving along, it knows where you are.  It displays a list of Wiki articles on your location and you can get it to read them to you.

    This is where I pick up all my boring facts from.  I listen to it for hours and hours....

  14. I used to play games with Eco Pro and the trophy/stars feature of acceleration and braking.

    I did the same short trip of 5 miles and then back, and the challenge was to get 5 stars for both elements (acc/brake).  

    I then realised it was driving me insane and stopped after about a year of self-torture.