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by Elizabeth_S
10 Sep 2020, 3:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Daily Fail attacks cycling not idiot car parking!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 363

Re: Daily Fail attacks cycling not idiot car parking!!!

I saw this and thought exactly the same thing, why have an issue with the cycle lane, it couldn't get past because someone had parked badly.
by Elizabeth_S
6 Sep 2020, 4:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How well do you know the road?
Replies: 18
Views: 509

Re: How well do you know the road?

I got 7 out of 9 and got the where to cycle in a lane (I said 1 m from the curb, I do cycle in the middle of the lane, it just depends where I am) and the passing a horse (because I'd never ring a bell near a horse) ones wrong.
by Elizabeth_S
2 Sep 2020, 12:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Surnames
Replies: 51
Views: 1292

Re: Surnames

Anyone who's done any family history will know that spelling was pretty fluid pre-1900, mainly because most people couldn't read or write and may have spoken to the minister with a strong accent. My husband's surname has at least half a dozen different spellings before they settled on one (and he's ...
by Elizabeth_S
31 Aug 2020, 11:23am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Edinburgh alternative?
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: Edinburgh alternative?

Hawick has 11 cases of covid, the Scottish tracing system seems to be fairly rigorous so that's why they are watching it. I wouldn't think it would be a problem, nice area the Borders.
by Elizabeth_S
28 Aug 2020, 12:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Right to roam Scotland?
Replies: 33
Views: 1039

Re: Right to roam Scotland?

No, the right to roam (it's actually called the right to responsible access) doesn't work like that, unless he can show that the track is within the curtilage of his property (and by this it is usually meant a defined garden ground or I think it's 440 m then you have the right to responsible access....
by Elizabeth_S
26 Aug 2020, 2:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Right to roam Scotland?
Replies: 33
Views: 1039

Re: Right to roam Scotland?

Many of the local council officers around here are working from home, so generally it's best to email them with all the details.
by Elizabeth_S
26 Aug 2020, 1:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Right to roam Scotland?
Replies: 33
Views: 1039

Re: Right to roam Scotland?

I'm not sure, I think you do have a right to access, I think the curved track was perhaps built as a turning circle for the steading, but it isn't within the curtilage of a house. I poked around a bit in the Angus planning portal, it's fairly clunky but shows the drawings that were used to obtain pl...
by Elizabeth_S
24 Aug 2020, 5:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Get off my land! Furious farmer tells Boris Johnson
Replies: 17
Views: 779

Re: Get off my land! Furious farmer tells Boris Johnson

The farmer may well have been furious, but permission to set up a tent would probably not have been necessary. Judging by the photos of kitchen chairs being used to climb over the fence, it doesn't sound like it was pitched on open land, but in an enclosed field. From the photos it appears to be an...
by Elizabeth_S
24 Aug 2020, 10:18am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Present for girlfriend
Replies: 16
Views: 509

Re: Present for girlfriend

So she has a bike, doesn't cycle much, and you'd like to encourage her to cycle more? So why doesn't she cycle much? Not tweeds, expensive and you need the right fit, bit niche unless she's really into retro stuff, and they don't even wear tweed on golf courses much around here. Ask her why she does...
by Elizabeth_S
24 Aug 2020, 10:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: why the 'what three words' TV ad is so annoying?
Replies: 145
Views: 3306

Re: why the 'what three words' TV ad is so annoying?

I find it quite useful, groups that I belong to tell us where the car park for events is using wtw, I've told the council exactly where there was fly tipping. I know rescue services use it also. Not sure how much use it would be if you can't get a phone signal, which is most of Scotland out of towns...
by Elizabeth_S
19 Aug 2020, 10:06am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Removing tyre marks from vinyl floor poser.
Replies: 21
Views: 2127

Re: Removing tyre marks from vinyl floor poser.

I have used this stuff: https://www.amazon.co.uk/HG-Sticker-Remover-300-extremely/dp/B000IU3VSA to remove similar marks. It's another solvent, like many of the above suggestions, but it has shifted stubborn marks for me. Try a hidden area of vinyl first, just in case, and keep all the doors / windo...
by Elizabeth_S
12 Aug 2020, 4:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Oats-so-pointless...?
Replies: 197
Views: 11489

Re: Oats-so-pointless...?

A quick search turns up 1kg of oats for 75p at Tesco, so I'd expect a bit more of a bulk discount for 25kg than £23.95. But you did get them delivered. Includes delivery, ordinary oats might be that price but the larger jumbo is £2.20 per kg for a branded one, the Mornflake one is usually cheaper b...
by Elizabeth_S
12 Aug 2020, 1:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Oats-so-pointless...?
Replies: 197
Views: 11489

Re: Oats-so-creamy

25 kg seems a lot, any risk of their going off, might one even go off porridge eventually? One must be sure they are stored completely dry, else some interesting insects might discover them .. I used to add a sprinkling of oatmeal to my mixture of coarse and fine oats, makes the result so creamy. O...
by Elizabeth_S
12 Aug 2020, 11:27am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New house - what green solution would you do?
Replies: 34
Views: 712

Re: New house - what green solution would you do?

We have double glazing, cavity wall, are south facing so get allot of sun to warm up the house, we can't do much more, such as solar panels, as we are 1 a half storey. Newish gas central heating, house is pretty warm in winter and we keep the temperature set on the heating at 19 C, 20 C if it's cold...
by Elizabeth_S
12 Aug 2020, 10:53am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Oats-so-pointless...?
Replies: 197
Views: 11489

Re: Oats-so-pointless...?

Just ordered my 25 kg bag of Jumbo oats (we store it in boxes), £23.95 including delivery so well worth it. I put my oats in a box with water overnight then just microwave in the morning and eat with blueberries and damson butter. TOH is a traditionalist and uses a pan (he cleans it) and does it wit...