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by francovendee
26 Jan 2021, 7:39am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who's had the vaccine?
Replies: 312
Views: 7378

Re: Who's had the vaccine?

kwackers wrote:
merseymouth wrote:Hi there, Can Kwackers give me a guarantee that my e:mail from Japan is absolutely a genuine route to my getting my Covid shot?
Or as is often posted here - Evidence Please! MM

Evidence is in the email. I recommend you book your flight immediately.

Seconded! :lol:
by francovendee
25 Jan 2021, 8:10am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Politics/current affairs sub-forum-Poll
Replies: 39
Views: 983

Re: Politics/current affairs sub-forum-Poll

Maybe this is a reflection of our divided nation. Perhaps it's always been divided and we never realised? Remember when right at the start the racists popped out of the woodwork? Where they temporary or merely emboldened? What about Trump supporters? No shortage of extreme views there, temporary or...
by francovendee
25 Jan 2021, 7:51am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Across France
Replies: 36
Views: 1924

Re: Cycling Across France

I can assure you that reasonably priced good restaurants do exist. The problem being that unless you wish to eat lunchtime you'll probably find them closed in the evening. We shift our eating pattern and crack on in the mornings and get two thirds of the distance covered. A very filling 3 course lun...
by francovendee
24 Jan 2021, 2:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Politics/current affairs sub-forum-Poll
Replies: 39
Views: 983

Re: Politics/current affairs sub-forum-Poll

I'm not sure if it's a good or bad idea. As it's already been pointed out, seemingly non political threads can turn into very nasty personal attacks between members. Most, nearly all keep, their posts polite even when they are up against others who have opposing views but a few, and I think we know ...
by francovendee
23 Jan 2021, 6:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Flageolet beans shortage
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: Flageolet beans shortage

Have they bean and gone?
Sorry couldn't resist it. :oops:
by francovendee
23 Jan 2021, 6:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: bike mirrors?
Replies: 86
Views: 17070

Re: bike mirrors?

. It can vibrate a little but all I need is an idea if there is a vehicle coming up from behind. It's because of the vibration that I had to abandon an experiment with mirrors, despite having a similar stiff neck problem. I found that the vibration was such that trying to make even vague sense of t...
by francovendee
23 Jan 2021, 8:49am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: When is remoaning not remoaning?!
Replies: 236
Views: 4805

Re: When is remoaning not remoaning?!

How it's operating now has more to do with entrenched positions and both negotiating teams trying to win. What if both sides could have accepted the vote and worked out the best option for both sides. I don't believe that's happened. Point scoring and red lines on all sides. Very little cooperation...
by francovendee
23 Jan 2021, 8:36am
Forum: On the road
Topic: bike mirrors?
Replies: 86
Views: 17070

Re: bike mirrors?

Now I've gotten old and have a stiff neck it meant turning my body to glance behind and all too often I drifted towards the middle of the road.
A mirror has solved my problem. It can vibrate a little but all I need is an idea if there is a vehicle coming up from behind.
by francovendee
23 Jan 2021, 8:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How oh how do you get a lockring off?
Replies: 125
Views: 3169

Re: How oh how do you get a lockring off?

Well done! I've also had difficulty and struggled to get the lock ring to budge. I was always concerned the tools would slip so I wore some riggers gloves. This gave me the confidence to try again using maximum effort. I like the ideas to secure the chain whip to the cassette, I'll rig up something ...
by francovendee
22 Jan 2021, 12:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: When is remoaning not remoaning?!
Replies: 236
Views: 4805

Re: When is remoaning not remoaning?!

Nothing wrong with sweeteners, all countries do it in some form.
What's to be hoped is the UK doesn't offer sweeteners as a lower cost base because wages have been forced down and standards lowered.
by francovendee
22 Jan 2021, 8:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: When is remoaning not remoaning?!
Replies: 236
Views: 4805

Re: When is remoaning not remoaning?!

I think the government's spin is working! Over the last 3 days I've had conversations with 5 friends and family members. When discussing anything other than the pandemic, all problems at the ports and in NI are the fault of the EU, particularly the French. It's been suggested to me the French should...
by francovendee
21 Jan 2021, 9:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: When is remoaning not remoaning?!
Replies: 236
Views: 4805

Re: When is remoaning not remoaning?!

I do realize the UK wasn't in the euro but Greece was and their difficulties were home grown. A political elite who failed to raise the correct taxes from the wealthy. They could have left the EU and returned to the Drachma and walked away from the debts. The minister of finance was keen to do this ...
by francovendee
21 Jan 2021, 7:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: When is remoaning not remoaning?!
Replies: 236
Views: 4805

Re: When is remoaning not remoaning?!

You forgot to mention Ireland, Italy and Portugal who were also in financial difficulties at the same time, None have left the euro or the EU. Greece came closest but having looked at life outside the EU they remained. I think they realised, unlike the UK, the benefit of being in the tent and p*****...
by francovendee
20 Jan 2021, 1:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: When is remoaning not remoaning?!
Replies: 236
Views: 4805

Re: When is remoaning not remoaning?!

I fear the reason the UK turned down a reciprocal deal was to show somehow we were controlling our borders and keeping Johnny foreigner out.
Whilst having little sympathy with rich, well known musicians, I do feel for others barely making a living in the music industry.
by francovendee
20 Jan 2021, 8:21am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: When is remoaning not remoaning?!
Replies: 236
Views: 4805

Re: When is remoaning not remoaning?!

Nothing has changed as far as tourism is concerned. Simply untrue. Eligibility for fast lanes at airports etc. Reciprocal health agreements with Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. Green Cards. Passport expiry dates. Taking food with you. Taking currency with you. Taking pets with you. ...