don

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  • don posted a new activity comment 2 days, 11 hours ago

    My sister does lots of weekend trips around Europe, she’s most recently been to Alsace. I did like her trip to Maastricht where they ate at the Chateaux Neercane. It has a Michelin star and the castle has a door that opens into the Netherlands and one into Belgium.

    Château Neercanne

    We went to Evian in France…[Read more]

  • don posted a new activity comment 1 week, 2 days ago

    Grassy verges are shit to run on in the rain, and at this time if year probably very soft and muddy. All I am getting from this is that you did not slow down sufficiently when your vision was impaired. Roads are generally made 30mph because you can expect pedestrians, and you should have been driving accordingly. If there had been sheep on the…[Read more]

  • don posted a new activity comment 1 week, 2 days ago

    On a road only just wide enough to pass, you admit you were blinded by the oncoming car headlights. So surely you must have reduced your speed to walking pace to ensure you can stop in the distance you can see. So why the drama on your behalf?

    • I wasn’t blinded as such, but I do know the road extremely well, (I live on it) and it is wide enough for two cars to pass. My point is, if I was running in dark and rain, and there was a wide flat grassy verge, I would certainly move on to it while two cars passed each other rather than assume I’ve been seen…

      • Grassy verges are shit to run on in the rain, and at this time if year probably very soft and muddy. All I am getting from this is that you did not slow down sufficiently when your vision was impaired. Roads are generally made 30mph because you can expect pedestrians, and you should have been driving accordingly. If there had been sheep on the…[Read more]

  • don posted a new activity comment 1 week, 2 days ago

    The road is wide enough for two cars to pass. So it is wide enough for you to pass the runner without swerving. What on earth were you doing on their side of the road?

    • Err they were running towards me, on my side of the road, as is correct according to the Highway Code.

      Because of the dark, and the on-coming headlights, the runner’s hi viz and headlight were completely invisible.

      • On a road only just wide enough to pass, you admit you were blinded by the oncoming car headlights. So surely you must have reduced your speed to walking pace to ensure you can stop in the distance you can see. So why the drama on your behalf?

        • I wasn’t blinded as such, but I do know the road extremely well, (I live on it) and it is wide enough for two cars to pass. My point is, if I was running in dark and rain, and there was a wide flat grassy verge, I would certainly move on to it while two cars passed each other rather than assume I’ve been seen…

          • Grassy verges are shit to run on in the rain, and at this time if year probably very soft and muddy. All I am getting from this is that you did not slow down sufficiently when your vision was impaired. Roads are generally made 30mph because you can expect pedestrians, and you should have been driving accordingly. If there had been sheep on the…[Read more]

  • don posted a new activity comment 1 week, 3 days ago

    How is deflating a car tyre criminal damage – can you prove this? Its not like you are stealing air?

    And if it is considered illegal then how do they prove who deflated the tyres – tyres deflate naturally.

    • Flat tyres can crease and crack. Even if they don’t take harm arguably you’ve damaged the car as a usable entity albeit non-permanently. It’s odd but tyres don’t tend to spontaneously deflate in fours except around irritated people. Anyway, letting tyres down is a very bad idea if there’s a risk someone may drive off without noticing, I once had…[Read more]

  • don posted a new activity comment 1 week, 3 days ago

    I don’t see how moving the air that is inside their tyres back into atmosphere could be construed as an offence.

    • Criminal damage. Immediately inflate again or arrest.

      • How is deflating a car tyre criminal damage – can you prove this? Its not like you are stealing air?

        And if it is considered illegal then how do they prove who deflated the tyres – tyres deflate naturally.

        • Flat tyres can crease and crack. Even if they don’t take harm arguably you’ve damaged the car as a usable entity albeit non-permanently. It’s odd but tyres don’t tend to spontaneously deflate in fours except around irritated people. Anyway, letting tyres down is a very bad idea if there’s a risk someone may drive off without noticing, I once had…[Read more]

  • @scarymary

    “Under rules from regulator Ofcom, if the contract was taken out after 23 Jan 2014, if your landline, broadband or mobile (but not TV) firm raises prices without warning you before you signed up then you are allowed to leave penalty-free.

    But do check the T&C’s as providers may state in there that they reserve the right to hike…[Read more]

  • It has been mentioned on this thread to use mobile data a couple of times. Up until 6 weeks ago that would have sailed right over my head. However I am in rented temporarily and have been using tethering to my phone.

    It has been a revelation. Very, very easy to set up and fast broadband. I have not watched any video because I have a limited data…[Read more]

  • don replied to the topic Does acupuncture work? in the forum Health 1 week, 4 days ago

    @ratface It’s not worthless at all to that individual, it’s the most valuable evidence there is.

  • Chiropractics sell shoe insoles for flat feet. Never got on with mine, I think it’s because my feet aren’t both the same size so the instep was never right for one foot.

  • don replied to the topic Extensor tendonitis in foot in the forum Health 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Yes tight calves are a real problem for me. They are so tight at first when I stand on the board I don’t feel anything and takes a while before the stretch kicks in. Hope it clears up soon!

  • don replied to the topic Extensor tendonitis in foot in the forum Health 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    I have had foot problems in the last couple of years, although not the same as you, and I also can’t bear walking barefoot. I have Birkenstocks and Fitflops for home and Fitflop shoes for work; when I got them problems that had been hanging around without improvement for six months were brought under control and only give me gip now if I start…[Read more]

  • @ratface The paper shuffling economy in the uk has for the most part already vanished to ……..Mumbai or somewhere similar.

    It’s too expensive to do in the uk .