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by Toffee
20 Nov 2020, 4:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EU VISAs after Brexit
Replies: 329
Views: 13669

Re: EU VISAs after Brexit

Please do NOT turn this into a political debating thread otherwise we will lose the opportunity to create a useful resource for anyone who is unsure of the VISA situation when touring in the EU or Schengen countries. I have already benefited from starting this thread because I was not aware of the ...
by Toffee
20 Nov 2020, 3:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EU VISAs after Brexit
Replies: 329
Views: 13669

Re: EU VISAs after Brexit

Absolutely, its all about them not including us... Al You obviously haven't noticed, but we're leaving them, not vice-versa. Just so you're aware I'm with the majority who voted to leave and then voted for a government with the dermination to actually make it happen yes, just so you are aware. We w...
by Toffee
20 Nov 2020, 2:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EU VISAs after Brexit
Replies: 329
Views: 13669

Re: EU VISAs after Brexit

This whole discussion has been done to death on the motorhome forums.

The ultimate fact is very few people will want to stay more than 90 days in 180 in the Schengen area. This means that it will not be very far up the agenda of those doing the negotiations and we have bigger problems to solve.
by Toffee
20 Nov 2020, 12:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Repeated Bullying By Your Boss
Replies: 80
Views: 2027

Re: Repeated Bullying By Your Boss

simonineaston wrote:So, Boris, as predicted, has bottled it and the head of the inquiry promptly resigned. :roll:


Did you expect anything else ?
by Toffee
10 Nov 2020, 5:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Could the non-drivers not take a train?
Replies: 118
Views: 3647

Re: Could the non-drivers not take a train?

I'd be interested in an objective review of that MK system. Me too. I can't find anything. Jonathan Don't really know what you would want to more than what I said above. Basically they are small, slow and can't carry a lot. I am not joking when I say they can take 5 minutes to decide to cross a roa...
by Toffee
10 Nov 2020, 8:07am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Could the non-drivers not take a train?
Replies: 118
Views: 3647

Re: Could the non-drivers not take a train?

I'd be interested in an objective review of that MK system. IMO, the most obvious limitation is that it needs a network of routes without traffic and kerbs. Then, if a truck is carrying anything more valuable than some broccoli it's vulnerable to hijack, and that's before any gangs of teenagers exp...
by Toffee
6 Sep 2020, 11:05pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Aren't Electric Scooters illegal?
Replies: 28
Views: 1069

Re: Aren't Electric Scooters illegal?

As has Milton Keynes
by Toffee
6 May 2020, 11:20pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Blocked ears
Replies: 35
Views: 1598

Re: Blocked ears

Just had this problem myself. Use the drops to soften the wax, I did it for nearly two weeks, then I used one of the bulbs to squirt warm water into my ears. I was absolutely amazed how much wax came out. It took about 4 goes with the bulb on each ear before all the wax was out.
by Toffee
20 Dec 2019, 9:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mashing the tea.
Replies: 32
Views: 934

Re: Mashing the tea.

Always used mash for letting the tea brew. Sunderland since the 60's
by Toffee
23 Aug 2019, 8:31am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ever been stopped at security at the ferry port?
Replies: 19
Views: 891

Re: Ever been stopped at security at the ferry port?

Yes at Harwich a few years ago. Luckily they asked Mrs T whether she had anything dangerous and not me as the sharp knives were in my front paniers and the meths in a bottle on my bike. :D :D
by Toffee
9 Aug 2019, 2:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tyne Cycling Tunnel
Replies: 12
Views: 1159

Re: Tyne Cycling Tunnel

In case anyone had missed the news. the Tyne cycling tunnel has now partially reopened after been closed for 8 years for refurbishment works. It's currently only open 6am-8pm, and you either need to walk down/up the old non working wooden escalator or use the vertical lift that can hold 3 people an...
by Toffee
29 Jun 2019, 9:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: any englishmen and the midday sun here?
Replies: 29
Views: 3898

Re: any englishmen and the midday sun here?

mercalia wrote:June 29th
any raving nutters cycling today in this heat?

I left my flat and went out side about 11am today and was knocked back by the furnace that was out side. what a shock


Yep. Did about 35 miles around the Derbyshire canals with Mrs T. Was mighty glad to get back.
by Toffee
22 May 2019, 2:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: C2C Sunderland or Tynemouth for return by rail?
Replies: 15
Views: 704

Re: C2C Sunderland or Tynemouth for return by rail?

bill-lancaster wrote:Am planning to do the coast to coast, Whitehaven to either Sunderland or Tynemouth, since we intend to return by rail, which is the better destination?
Any advice would be appreciated.


Sunderland but I am a bit bias :D
by Toffee
13 May 2019, 6:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Electric car windows
Replies: 41
Views: 1064

Re: Electric car windows

I think you'll find it's a safety measures. I seem to remember many years ago reports of children being injured or dying due to them opening electric windows sticking their head out and then closing them on their necks. I think the first measures were to introduce sensors which open the window if it...
by Toffee
4 Mar 2019, 9:59pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG: would I enjoy it?
Replies: 31
Views: 6649

Re: LEJOG: would I enjoy it?

Mrs T and I did it last year over 16 days, both of us in our 50's. Both of us enjoyed the trip but there were some hard days in Devon and Cornwall. We used B&B's with a couple of AirB&B's thrown in. Don't think we would do it again but there will be another long trip in the years to come pro...