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by pete75
23 Feb 2019, 4:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Britain's Most Boring Town
Replies: 110
Views: 4339

Re: Britain's Most Boring Town

We went for a "night out" in Tavistock yesterday. We went to the movies. :D ....... Last bus? 18:30 What time is your "last bus" home from town? I have no last bus, though the frequency drops form a choice every few minutes to two an hour after 11pm. My last bus is also my first...
by pete75
23 Feb 2019, 9:57am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Britain's Most Boring Town
Replies: 110
Views: 4339

Re: Britain's Most Boring Town

I'm a bit wary about any claim that someone/something is the best when nothing is given to support the claim. I thought you were the poster that suggested Hardy were the best (!) , with no evidence to support the claim(sic). In addition if you knew about fishing rods you'd know to whom I was referr...
by pete75
22 Feb 2019, 8:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Britain's Most Boring Town
Replies: 110
Views: 4339

Re: Britain's Most Boring Town

Have to admit I've reached that conclusion! I've been resident in a stunning town for just over ten years; medieval town centre, open moors a mile from the centre, stunning beaches a 4 mile walk away, incredible walks though the Dukes parklands / pastures FOC, excellent connections by bus, train an...
by pete75
22 Feb 2019, 8:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12272
Views: 300808

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Hi, Honda's going to close Swindon it seems. It's a biggy. And they say that’s because they want to concentrate on electric cars, they said nothing to do with Brexit. I think it is safe to say that you are not an avid reader of the Swindon Advertiser... https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/1598...
by pete75
22 Feb 2019, 5:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Britain's Most Boring Town
Replies: 110
Views: 4339

Re: Britain's Most Boring Town

Fishing tackle: well, the finest rods were made by a company in Poole, company founded in Ware - one of the UKs finest rod designers was co-director. John Traditional Fisherman. I was thinking of Hardy, their products are usually considered to be amongst the very best. Hardy were very good, I have ...
by pete75
22 Feb 2019, 4:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Britain's Most Boring Town
Replies: 110
Views: 4339

Re: Britain's Most Boring Town

And it's also well known for making fishing tackle? Fishing tackle: well, the finest rods were made by a company in Poole, company founded in Ware - one of the UKs finest rod designers was co-director. John Traditional Fisherman. I was thinking of Hardy, their products are usually considered to be ...
by pete75
22 Feb 2019, 4:10pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: SOLD Dawes Galaxy 23.5” (59.5cm) Reynolds 531
Replies: 7
Views: 729

Re: Dawes Galaxy 23.5” (59.5cm) Reynolds 531

You should be asking more for this.Last year I sold one of similar vintage for £310 on EBay.
by pete75
22 Feb 2019, 10:15am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anyone here a plumber?
Replies: 15
Views: 488

Re: Anyone here a plumber?

It is not the job of a plumber to address such issues.The tap clearly does not function properly.A sensible plumber would fit a replacement and then return the offending tap to either the retailer or to the makers,Bristan. Taps were never an issue before some smart person introduced more expensive ...
by pete75
22 Feb 2019, 9:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Britain's Most Boring Town
Replies: 110
Views: 4339

Re: Britain's Most Boring Town

Anytown is boring if one lives there long enough? Have to admit I've reached that conclusion! I've been resident in a stunning town for just over ten years; medieval town centre, open moors a mile from the centre, stunning beaches a 4 mile walk away, incredible walks though the Dukes parklands / pa...
by pete75
22 Feb 2019, 9:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Britain's Most Boring Town
Replies: 110
Views: 4339

Re: Britain's Most Boring Town

Harrogate has a big problem with motor traffic and futile attempts to deal with it have arguably made it worse. From a cycling POV, jams are ideal if you are ok with the fumes, but urban routes which have turned Victorian streets into one-way systems are not. Fred Trueman apparently said Harrogate ...
by pete75
21 Feb 2019, 12:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Travel Insurance
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: Travel Insurance

...........but does it include cycle touring? Policies often have a clause that bans something done as the sole part of the holiday. The example I've seen given is you can go diving, but you can't be on a diving holiday, eg living on a dive boat. My policy specifically includes "cycle touring&...
by pete75
21 Feb 2019, 11:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Britain's Most Boring Town
Replies: 110
Views: 4339

Re: Britain's Most Boring Town

brynpoeth wrote:Boring, is Portsmouth worse than Southampton? Harwich for the continent?


And Frinton for the incontinent.
by pete75
21 Feb 2019, 11:41am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Britain's Most Boring Town
Replies: 110
Views: 4339

Re: Britain's Most Boring Town

brynpoeth wrote:Anytown is boring if one lives there long enough
Except London maybe?
'She who is tired of London, is tired of life' (Dr Johnson)
Did he get bored of Lichfield?

Actually it was He who is tired of London is tired of life.
by pete75
20 Feb 2019, 5:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12272
Views: 300808

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Can someone please explain why our PM keeps going on about how they *have* to go ahead on Brexit because it was a manifesto promise etc etc, when every political party in history (including her's) has quite happily broken manifesto promises before without any qualms? :?: Because she sees electoral ...
by pete75
20 Feb 2019, 5:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12272
Views: 300808

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

I did a very quick search and found these. DOn't know if they show favour but they certainly seem to be very positive comments compared to his previous words on the same. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/feb/12/mark-carney-brexit-bank-of-england-uk https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/bre...