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  1. I don't know any of them, but I'd like to congratulate them all nonetheless. Can't wait to see the blanket coverage on the news tonight, and tomorrow when the same will happen, and the day after, and the day after ... ---------- Post added 04-12-2012 at 16:50 ---------- Help - I've got me maths wrong - should be 1900 but I can't change the title!
  2. I guess. I was more making the point that, presumably, before it was put there, someone decided it was safe to do so, and I wonder what that process was. Who do you imagine would pick up the bill for changing it? The same mugs that paid for it to be put up in the first place do you think?
  3. Where? It's a bus stop. The bus stops to let people get off and get on. Like I said, it's a bus stop. As I have also said - twice - it's the actual stop - the metal and glass thing that people stand under - that restricts the view of Ecclesall Road if you are coming out of the side street, not the buses.
  4. You don't have to imagine - you can read. Some of it is bonkers. A surprising amount seems to require further investigation.
  5. The bus stop I mentioned makes it very difficult to see what is coming down Ecclesall Road regardless of whether or not a bus is there. Do you suggest I wait until it rusts away?
  6. I used to drink in 'my local' when I was young (too young to be served legally as it happens) The thing with a local is that it's near your house. I don't think anyone ever got a taxi there or back. There were also no takeaways or chip shops between it and my house (there was the other way to be fair) so I never went there either.
  7. The one outside One Stop on Ecclesall Road is bad. It's right next to the junction of the side road, and the frame of the bus stop obscures exactly the bit of road you need to be able to see to see if you can emerge. I used to park a bit back from the junction and look behind the bus stop - something you wouldn't know to do if you didn't use the road regualrly - but you can't do that often anymore because the council in their wisdom let One Stop open there even though there is nowhere nearby that it is safe to park their delivery lorries.
  8. I emailed the Scouts about this, and have an email from the: "P & D Adviser (Diversity and Inclusion), The Scout Association" dated only 40 or so days ago, in which I was told that the organisation has no plans to change the promise.
  9. Thanks for using some of your precious down time to tell us that. I look in the garden while I have my breakfast - it's a very efficient method.
  10. What are these talks between Starbucks and HMRC about? The amount a company must pay is set out. Starbucks can either play 'straight' and pay the same rate as everyone else, or not. What are they discussing it with HMRC for?
  11. I could have sworn Nagel's post had appeared earlier in the thread? It's a fair point. I'd expect a thread with an opening post such as would be unlikely to receive universal approval, and nor would the mods insist it did.
  12. A Staffordshire pottery firm has begun producing a commemorative mug for the royal baby. The Emma Bridgewater firm, in Stoke-on-Trent, started work on the blue, red and white mugs, which say, "A royal baby in 2013", on Tuesday morning. It said it would produce another one with the baby's name to mark the birth. The Duchess of Cambridge's pregnancy was announced on Monday evening after she was admitted to hospital with acute morning sickness. The duchess, who is thought to be less than 12 weeks pregnant, is expected to remain at King Edward VII hospital in central London for several days. A spokesman for the Stoke-on-Trent pottery said the mugs were being produced because the firm's founders - Emma Bridgewater and Matthew Rice - were "such keen royalists". He said the design was able to be produced so quickly because it incorporated many of the sponges and colours used in the company's other products. - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-20591605 Started work? It's a mug with some writing and some hearts on it. 2 minutes work? Words fail me.
  13. Hmm - a warning in year 1 from Kwik Fit (car had 26k miles and was 10 years old and kept in a garage) Year 2 - car is 11 years old and has 41k miles on it and has been kept outdoors - no mention Year 3 - car is 12 years old, has 60k on it and is still kept outdoors - no mention. It could be one tester being too keen, but it would appear he was being much too keen. My current car was last serviced by Kwik Fit as it happens - the bill was more than I paid for the whole car 3 months after the service. Looking at what was done, I'd be surprised if it came to much more than half the cost at my local garage.
  14. I bought a car that had it's previous MOT at Kwik Fit. It had an advisory on rust near the seat belt mount points. I had it for two more MOT cycles and took it elsewhere - there was never any mention of rust anywhere.
  15. I know - they've kept it very quiet and low-key haven't they?
  16. Really? We're running out of resources you know ...
  17. Because you're using a discussion forum based in the North to try and congratulate them on doing what billions of years of evolution has shaped them to do. ---------- Post added 03-12-2012 at 17:04 ---------- Well I never got unsolicited congratulations from strangers when we had our kid. I also would guess that many thousands of people are as pregnant as Mrs Wales, and yet I only see one thread ... ---------- Post added 03-12-2012 at 17:06 ---------- Can you give me any examples of "hate filled terms" prior to your post? Just one will do.
  18. How come ou never congratulated 'us' when 'we' got pregnant, and you know 'us' just as well as this couple? Regards Every other couple in the world who have been pregnant.
  19. Winter tyres grip better - meaning you stop quicker and corner better - if it below 7 degrees C. It hasn't been above that at any point for a week or so, and I doubt it will for a good while yet, so your money is well spent regardless. I have winters on mine too and went over a damp and cold Snake Pass the other week it was interesting to note how slowly one otherwise quite aggressive driver was going around the corners. Whilst it was amusing (to me) that he couldn't shake off a driver in a car that cost maybe as much as just the wheels on his despite leaving me well behind on every straight bit, it did underline just how superior even cheap winter tyres (mine are Marangoni's - under £50 each in my size) are when it gets cold, even if there is no snow.
  20. If you only want to share them with a limited selection of people, there has to be some sort of registration, otherwise the site can't tell if they are supposed to be able to see the pictures or not. I don't think what you want exists for free. Flickr isn't too expensive, and you need to register, but it fulfils your other criteria for as long as you pay (and even if you stop, your 200 most recent pictures are there, and the rest are stored and become available again to view/download when you pay next) It only stores lossy formats though, so it won't keep a TIFF of RAW file in it's original form for you.
  21. Interesting, if nothing new. Were you dazzling other drivers - which is what you have been fined for? The policeman's statement would seem to suggest that you were fined for one thing but doing another thing which isn't - as far as I know - illegal. I flash my lights to warn other motorists of hazards that I know they are about to encounter. For example on a winding road I would flash oncoming cars if I knew they were about to go around a corner and see a horse, a load of cyclists, stationary traffic - any hazard or potential hazard basically. I've received such warning myself in the past and been grateful. A speed trap may cause traffic to slow suddenly as people notice it, and as such is potentially a hazard, so without knowing the traffic, the speeds, the location etc I wouldn't like to say if you were doing this.
  22. The Star were reporting this chap being banned from games at Barnsley in 2010. If The Star had picked it up, it's fair to assume that he had already been banned for at least a decade by then, such is their news gathering prowess. So this is hardly news. http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/sheffield-wednesday-s-tango-man-banned-1-1831508
  23. House sparrow - lots and lots of them Dunnock Blue tit Great tit Wood pigeon Blackbird Carrion Crow Magpie Starling (only seen 2 at a time) Long tailed tit Thrush Sparrowhawk Robin and, in the tree just past the end of our garden, a Great Spotted Woodpecker Not that many species, but I've recently added a new feeder and started putting out different foods, so hopefully we will get a few more. I heard a pair of Tawny owls calling regularly over spring/summer but never saw them.
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