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  1. I'm enjoying it so far. I can't remember the film version much, I know the film trilogy wasn't finished. I have read the books but it was a long time ago, can anyone comment on how similar the series/film is? Why did you like the film but not the TV series?
  2. I'd forgotten about this but we had similar in our old house, took the poor electrician about 4 hours to put one hole through the front wall of the house!
  3. You can get wax sticks that you apply to the plate warm which remove any residue. Use a cotton bud to clear out the jets. It works incredibly well but makes a really horrible vapour so only do it near a wide open window!
  4. What evidence do you have that 18-24 year olds can't wash up or change a light bulb?? Even if someone had never done either before, unless they have some mental difficulty they'd figure it out in about 5 mins the first time it's required.
  5. I make mince pies, they're a million times better than the shop bought ones. Home made mince meat is so much more flavoursome and not as sickly, well worth the effort!
  6. Could you leave a note there in case they come back again maybe?
  7. Really, what's going on, could you tell? I still can't seem to see any planning applications for it
  8. We had our old house rewired (150 yr old cottage with a 1980's extension, 3 bed) completely rewired recently. Total cost, it's hard to say exactly as we opted to have our overhead incoming supply moved which was expensive, around £500ish just for that. We also had a lot of associated re-plastering done as the old stuff was a mess after chopping out, patching up wasn't viable so pretty much the whole house got re-skimmed, that cost a couple of grand. The re-wire itself I think was around 4-5 grand which included running in quite a bit of new stuff, outside lighting and re-doing the garage. It was extremely difficult to find an electrician willing to do the job, which was very difficult and dirty. Getting through massively thick stone walls is no fun at all! An old 16 room place? I shudder to think of paying for and taking that work on!!! Good luck!!
  9. We got an air bnb place when we were 'in between' houses, that worked well for anyone in a similar situation.
  10. The parents were half siblings themselves, and the poor children didn't even know he was their dad apparently. A disaster from the start, very sad.
  11. Yes you won't be able to take the hire car on the ring itself. Even taking your own car over to Germany, you must check your insurance as most have a specific clause that excludes ring use. Many people risk it or just don't realise, however if you have an accident and hit the barriers (or someone's prized Porsche!) it could cost you an absolute fortune to put right! Although we've visited the ring a couple of times we haven't taken our own car round. I was lucky enough to get a ride round with a friend in a megane RS which was really fun. You can book a trip around in the ring taxi or there's specific ring car rental to have a go around in a GTI or whatever. I seem to remember there's even a ring school where you can get proper training etc, I'd love to do that one day!
  12. I think the work is to try to help prevent flooding before the next lot of heavy rains, so I guess it's pretty important it's done as soon as possible.
  13. Ooh lovely I am very envious! We've done two driving holidays through Germany taking our own car, and visited by plane once too. We love it there! I too think your itinerary is full on. We did from the Euro tunnel down to the Austrian border at the Zugspitze and back in two weeks and it was a lot (although brilliant) Driving in Germany is absolutely fine, just check on the local laws as to what to carry with you, speed limits etc. Stay out of people's way on the Autobahn, people do not lane hog over there. Public transport is good so in my experience you can easily leave your car at your hotel whilst you do local visits around cities, which means you don't need to worry too much about getting a very central hotel, which often don't have good parking. You usually need to buy a pass from a ticket machine at the platform/station, they don't have conductors like we have here. Most people visiting the Nurburgring stay in and around Adenau which is a lovely little town with some nice restaurants (try the comfy corner and Pinocchio's pizzeria ). I'd advise you to plan which days of the week you go there carefully as not all of the attractions are open every day. The museum is worth a visit as is the little Nurburg castle (great view from the top) and of course Youtube Corner (this is labelled on google maps)! If you are interested in cars/motorsport I'd highly recommend a visit to Stuttgart to the Mercedes museum - it's a really cracking visit. Oh and if you like steaks try the Blockhouse, it's a chain with places around Germany and it's super yummy.
  14. If rescues 'charged' less how would they keep running? They need the money to continue to look after the dogs in their care and rescue more dogs. Dogs being bought or rescued from abroad is a whole other problem - these practices are putting our country at risk of diseases, not to mention the moral question of whether we should be importing animals when there are tens of thousands already in this country (not carrying foreign diseases!) waiting for homes. The adoption fees at Rain Rescue (as an example) are in the region of £150-£200. If you can afford to buy dog food, insurance etc on a monthly basis you could easily put that amount aside for a few months to save up the fee before adopting. If you're trying to say that there's no way someone who can genuinely afford a dog couldn't possibly save up £150.... well, pull the other one. More likely some people want everything instantly with no planning or care.
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