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by ambodach
8 Dec 2019, 2:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 830
Views: 17833

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

The Rest and be Thankful is a well known road in Scotland. All the trees above the road were felled. Then the hillside fell down of the road. Connection?
As an aside trainee nurses and associated stuff do not pay for training in Scotland. Once trained they are paid more than similar English staff.
by ambodach
8 Dec 2019, 2:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How's your weather?
Replies: 13
Views: 168

Re: How's your weather?

It is the annual cyclocross event this weekend so predictably weather is mostly rain with 70 to 50 mph wind. This is relatively mild as used to be mixed with icy roads. I used to do the timekeeping at this but now replaced by an electronic system.
by ambodach
27 Nov 2019, 2:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Has anyone else cycled every road in their town?
Replies: 28
Views: 822

Re: Has anyone else cycled every road in their town?

I cycled every road in Helensburgh many years ago. I was a Telegram Boy with a bike and later a cycling postman.
by ambodach
25 Nov 2019, 3:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How long to fix a pothole ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1072

Re: How long to fix a pothole ?

Argyll & Bute are as bad. A subsiding verge near my house has been fenced off for about 3 years now. It only affects parking but narrows the carriageway significantly. Worse is another section of road which has been fenced off due to subsidence with the edge being undermined. The road is now one...
by ambodach
19 Nov 2019, 7:11pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Room temperatures
Replies: 40
Views: 2155

Re: Room temperatures

Any hospital I have been in served porridge or a choice of cereal for breakfast. The wards I was in a couple of weeks ago were adequately heated thankfully as I only had a hospital gown since my stay was unexpected and I had virtually nothing with me and 120 miles from home. I now have more underwea...
by ambodach
17 Nov 2019, 9:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Planning an Outer Hebrides tour
Replies: 30
Views: 2053

Re: Planning an Outer Hebrides tour

There is public transport on all the main islands so not necessarily cyclists but on this forum Oban parking is a fairly frequent topic so a reminder could save some cyclist problems on return to Oban.
by ambodach
17 Nov 2019, 6:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Planning an Outer Hebrides tour
Replies: 30
Views: 2053

Re: Planning an Outer Hebrides tour

Just another boring reminder that there are always car parking problems in Oban. On the Oban faarcebook page there is a warning that a Zafira car which has current tax and mot and has been in the Farmfoods car park for two weeks will get towed tomorrow unless removed by the owner. This is possibly s...
by ambodach
10 Nov 2019, 6:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scottish Independence?
Replies: 222
Views: 5199

Re: The right way to handle the Scottish Independence?

That you keep hearing about the lies and distortions from the media does not mean they do not exist. In any case you will not get the same coverage outside Scotland so hear something totally different.
by ambodach
10 Nov 2019, 6:11pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Hase Kettwiesel recumbent trike £250
Replies: 10
Views: 989

Re: Hase Kettwiesel recumbent trike £250

Does this model fold? If not what is minimum overall length to see if it fits in my car? I could travel on a day trip from Oban but there are very strict time limits for ferries so meeting somewhere possible? Pm me your email and could discuss further but timing has to be flexible.
by ambodach
10 Nov 2019, 6:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!
Replies: 397
Views: 71542

Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

I don’t imagine I ever tried double declutch in a field while working but travelling light yes. We once travelled by road about 10 miles to collect a load of hay in winter. I can still feel the cold. I also delivered grain in sacks to hen keepers and collected ash from the Ropeworks in Port Glasgow ...
by ambodach
9 Nov 2019, 7:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Buses (and coaches).. Why? Why not?
Replies: 45
Views: 1395

Re: Buses (and coaches).. why?

We have a reasonable bus service on Isle of Mull as from the north end buses are timed to coincide with most Oban ferries. Problems can arise due to ferry problems. Technical or weather related problems make boats late but mostly it works. Over a large part of the year now we are infested with touri...
by ambodach
9 Nov 2019, 4:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Just Waiting (Hospital)
Replies: 29
Views: 794

Re: Just Waiting (Hospital)

On my recent visits to Oban hospital ( free parking ) I have had little problem parking. Last visit I had to abandon my car there as shunted off to a bigger hospital nearly 100 miles away by taxi as ambulances were all busy. Fortunately I was able to leave the keys at A&E reception for a son to ...
by ambodach
9 Nov 2019, 4:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scottish Independence?
Replies: 222
Views: 5199

Re: The right way to handle the Scottish Independence?

Many people voted no because they were told by all the media that a vote for yes would mean taking Scotland out of the EU. Lied to as usual.
The Scottish Government is getting on with the day job pretty well considering the hindrance from Westminster.
by ambodach
9 Nov 2019, 2:21pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Porridge: love or hate?
Replies: 261
Views: 16176

Re: Porridge: love or hate?

There is no need to soak oatmeal overnight. Better just used as is when it has a better texture. Just a pinch of salt needed but have got by without any and certainly no horrors like sugar or other additives. Just eat with milk which is best creamy but again have managed ok when there was none avail...
by ambodach
9 Nov 2019, 2:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scottish Independence?
Replies: 222
Views: 5199

Re: The right way to handle the Scottish Independence?

I am a bit bemused always by those voicing opinions who really know very little about the real Scotland and who get their opinions from press and tv who are predominantly anti Scottish and have no qualms about either telling total lies or else distorting any statistics to suit themselves. Nicola Stu...