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oat44

Member since May 2011 • Last active Feb 2020
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    You could do a combination. We went to Mull a couple of years ago. I drove with all the stuff, she took the train with 18 month old. I started the day before, staying cheaply on the M6 somewhere near Lancaster - breakfast at Tebay made up for that. She got an early train from London to Glasgow. We met up around 12.30 then made it to Mull for about 5pm and everyone was happy. Unfortunately we all drove back together, trying to do it in one day, which was less than fun.

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    we went for an Octavia, SE 1.4 petrol. Only been a couple of journeys, but so far, very happy with it. Plenty of power and very practical for families, the boot is gigantic. The only thing we need to get used to is the different steering sensation. I think its electronic power steering, rather than hydraulic (?) and so there is less of a direct feel of the road and it's super sensitive to hand movement so it tends to be a little more wavy on motorways. Little one threw up in it on our first motorway outing. I'm really hoping it wasn't the driving /handling!

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    Anyone interested in a cheap petrol Fiat Grande Punto? '09 reg, 1.4, ULEZ compliant, 12 months MOT, 117k miles? Good little runner, expanding family so up for grabs.

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    @Bainbridge we are trying to find a new home for our '09 Fiat Punto Grande if you are at all interested. We were planning to take it to webuyanycar on Saturday just to get rid of it, but it definitely has a good few years of life in it yet. PM me if interested.

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    Old. Birchmore Hall, N5

    New. Buff brick jack arches, trefoil patterns, and grade 2 listed status, what's not to like @mashton?

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    Nicely done. I like the way the Rubik's cube got solved on the way to the new tag!

    The sculpture was The Lesson by Franta Belsky, installed 1959. Interesting video clip of local residents not particularly impressed by it at the time:
    https://youtu.be/wz2GY-pGF7k

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    Clue for the safer tag:

    The (maths) Lesson: Juventus + Fiat = a street shrouded in mystery.

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    Either one is up for grabs. I'm working on the clue for the safe one

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    Safer alternative tiny toe tag:

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    I wouldn't want to put anyone into unnecessary danger and the Springfield muggings thread certainly makes for grim reading at the moment.

    Saying that, this is on a well lit and well used section of towpath (not near Springfield I should point out), within sight of the road and is the main walking route for a pretty large residential area to the nearest train station.

    I'll happily move it if it doesn't go tonight.

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