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by millimole
23 Jan 2021, 9:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: bike mirrors?
Replies: 86
Views: 16994

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 millimole
11 Jan 2021, 9:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: COVID Lockdown - Guidance versus the Law
Replies: 134
Views: 5129

Re: COVID Lockdown - Guidance versus the Law

In priciple police forces operate to the guidance issued by The College of Policing (effectively the professional body for police officers) this allows them to understand how the law and guidance is to be operated in practice - the updated guidance that forces work to can be found from https://beta....
by millimole
11 Jan 2021, 9:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Did you clap this time round - or last time?
Replies: 83
Views: 2531

Re: Did you clap this time round - or last time?

If she is a Band 7 and not being paid that then she’s either not a Band 7 in the true sense, i.e. AfC, or she’s being screwed over big time by her employer. There's two possibilities that I see for the discrepancy, which I believe is recounted honestly: She's not on full time hours or The figure we...
by millimole
11 Jan 2021, 9:28am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tier 4 exercise limits
Replies: 199
Views: 8566

Re: Tier 4 exercise limits

At this time of year, I always wear a Buff/Neck gaiter on the bike. This doubles up as a mask, when necessary. I don’t pull it up over my mouth and nose most of the time, but can do easily if it’s cold or if I encounter anyone whilst out. I also wear the same thing off the bike when visiting shops,...
by millimole
10 Jan 2021, 6:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Did you clap this time round - or last time?
Replies: 83
Views: 2531

Re: Did you clap this time round - or last time?

Also there seems little point comparing their wages to the national average, they need to be compared against people with similar levels of qualifications and training, then also take into account the difficulty, stress levels, shift patterns, health risks, ongoing training, annual assessments, ins...
by millimole
10 Jan 2021, 6:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Did you clap this time round - or last time?
Replies: 83
Views: 2531

Re: Did you clap this time round - or last time?

Train Drivers ! Choo choo.....or choo ching ! Very strong Trade Union working for those with a very responsible job, and only /just/ enough trained drivers to fill the required number of jobs (and a very high bar to get over to get into training position) It's very common for TOCs & FOCs (Train...
by millimole
10 Jan 2021, 9:50am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Did you clap this time round - or last time?
Replies: 83
Views: 2531

Re: Did you clap this time round - or last time?

are nhs doctors and nurses poorly rewarded ? Leaving aside my pet peeve the use of 'doctors & nurses' as shorthand for the huge range of people needed to run a modern health service... No - as a retired NHS professional I do not believe that there are many poorly paid jobs in the NHS. The profe...
by millimole
2 Jan 2021, 10:39am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cancelling Holidays.
Replies: 46
Views: 1378

Re: Cancelling Holidays.

Anyone know? mine is all separate bookings in july so would be a nightmare to change at short notice. I'm in a very similar situation. We had an Interrail trip booked for 2020 which took a lot of unravelling, and I've rebooked it for June. At least this time I've had the sense to book hotels on a &...
by millimole
26 Dec 2020, 7:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EU VISAs after Brexit
Replies: 328
Views: 13423

Re: EU VISAs after Brexit

My impression is that this is about EU citizens resident in the UK can get an EHIC from the UK Government but UK citizens resident in the UK can't (maybe because EU citizens living in the UK cannot get their EHIC from the EU member state). It only becomes an issue of "fairness" when we fi...
by millimole
26 Dec 2020, 10:14am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EU VISAs after Brexit
Replies: 328
Views: 13423

Re: EU VISAs after Brexit

Here's the link to the new UK EU EHIC https://services.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/cra/start In summary - available to nationals & students from EU (and a few other) countries and some dependents - see the link for the full details, if in doubt, start the application, it will dump you out if you are ineligibl...
by millimole
25 Dec 2020, 10:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EU VISAs after Brexit
Replies: 328
Views: 13423

Re: EU VISAs after Brexit

Yes an Irish EHIC is issued on condition of residence, not nationally. The Irish government made this clear a couple of years ago. I was referring to the new availability from the UK NHS which allows a range of people to get a UK /EU EHIC based on their EU nationally, including students, even if the...
by millimole
25 Dec 2020, 2:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EU VISAs after Brexit
Replies: 328
Views: 13423

Re: EU VISAs after Brexit

Stevek76 wrote: (and presumably anyone lucky enough to have an irish etc passport) "], .

Nope - wife has Irish parents, has Irish passport, but born in the UK - no EHIC for those in her situation
by millimole
23 Dec 2020, 12:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Memories of the Dawes Galaxy
Replies: 59
Views: 3418

Re: Memories of the Dawes Galaxy

I bought a Galaxy frame from St John Street Cycles when they had a batch greatly reduced. It was a nice metallic green (I think this was the Super Galaxy colour). This would have been about 1986. I built it up into a spec to suit me - and it took me into the world of Audax across the UK, France and ...
by millimole
17 Dec 2020, 8:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EU VISAs after Brexit
Replies: 328
Views: 13423

Re: EU VISAs after Brexit

The s158 payment attracted a number of myths which I had to deal with in the latter part of my career - an ambulance fee was perhaps the most common. The most comprehensive summary is at https://www.bma.org.uk/pay-and-contracts/fees/fees-for-doctors-services/fees-for-emergency-treatment-in-a-road-tr...
by millimole
17 Dec 2020, 1:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What’s The Most useful Foreign Language?
Replies: 99
Views: 2312

Re: What’s The Most useful Foreign Language?

Fluency? My personal tests when I started degree level French in my 50s were (1) to understand a joke told to me & (2) to understand someone else's conversation upon which I was eavesdropping. It wasn't the language as such I found most valuable, but the insight into a different culture(s). Curr...