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by Elizabeth_S
18 Nov 2020, 12:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How reliable has Royal Mail been during the Covid Crisis?
Replies: 30
Views: 908

Re: How reliable has Royal Mail been during the Covid Crisis?

Normally it is sporadic, during lockdown it was if they had enough to deliver they might come down our street (so much worse than usual), now it's back to the usual sporadic, going back into lockdown, so probably very few deliveries.
by Elizabeth_S
13 Nov 2020, 12:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: UK places with well known foreign place names
Replies: 120
Views: 3152

Re: UK places with well known foreign place names

There is a California near Falkirk out near Slamanan
by Elizabeth_S
7 Nov 2020, 11:21am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: MTB size up or down
Replies: 5
Views: 216

MTB size up or down

I'm looking for a hardtail bike, with 27.5" wheels, I want to do some bikejor with it and I might do some off-road but nothing serious downhill. So I don't want to pay a massive amount for it, but obviously I'm a bit flexible and will pay more if I need to (but want so stay under £850). I've lo...
by Elizabeth_S
6 Nov 2020, 10:28am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Recommend a robust & durable backpack
Replies: 60
Views: 1533

Re: Recommend a bombproof backpack

I've got an Osprey talon, great rucksack
by Elizabeth_S
30 Oct 2020, 1:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...why women's' cycling clothing is still mainly pink?
Replies: 48
Views: 1667

Re: ...why women's' cycling clothing is still mainly pink?

The manufacturers go where the money is. If pink sells well to ladies, they’ll continue to produce it Er’mm I’m really not so sure about that. M&S and Laura Ashley used to be Mrs Green’s favourite shops but somehow the buyers in those Companies lost touch with the actual preferences and tastes ...
by Elizabeth_S
17 Oct 2020, 12:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Invisible indicators on new cars.
Replies: 121
Views: 3303

Re: Invisible indicators on new cars.

Glad it's not just me that thinks this. Most things about cars have specifications but indicators seem to be allowed to be a fashion accessory, and some of them are really difficult to spot. Definitely they are design over function now.
by Elizabeth_S
25 Sep 2020, 12:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Panic buying, hoarding
Replies: 949
Views: 24260

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Our local Lidl has a box for donations for the local food bank, Aldi don't
by Elizabeth_S
10 Sep 2020, 3:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Daily Fail attacks cycling not idiot car parking!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 377

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: 542

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: 1316

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: 389

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: 1064

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: 1064

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: 1064

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: 809

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...