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  1. Follow the advice of Pen-Y-Bont and Robin. Use the road signs, they are generally very good.

    A bit of preparation will help. I've never used viamichelin, but I have used the AA Route Planner. It is great for the outline of the journey (town to town), but it can be difficult to use in a strange town as it gives too much detail imo.

    Have fun. 

  2. On 31/07/2020 at 09:21, shaun mc said:

    Thanks for your help with this

    I know what you mean about space limits on this laptop - my back-up external drive is 1TB for about £40. I didn't check the spec when I bought it as it was an insurance claim replacement (part of an overall burglary claim)

    I have no music or videos on it either. I'll investigate other options

    My computer knowledge is limited, but couldn't you just add an external hard drive? You say you have one for backups, but surely that would give you tons of extra space for minimal cost? If speed is the problem, I think you probably need a new processor, ie a new laptop.


  3. 12 minutes ago, ckn said:

    A long chat with our friends today. We decided that we have to get a break and have decided to keep our holiday that was booked for September/October in Crete. But for a second peak sparking off that cancels the flight, we're going.

    All four of us need the holiday and I could see the relief in the other three that we made that choice.

    As an aside, just from curiosity, we looked for an identical holiday at the same place, same flights and so on but booked now. It was nearly 2.5 times the price. I think it was a good choice to just keep the holiday booked then!

    That is if the Greeks don't see sense and block the English from coming...

    I'll have a quiet word with Kyriakos and make sure you aren't blocked.😜

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  4. 20 hours ago, 17 stone giant said:

    I'm a Southampton fan, so obviously I was delighted with the effort they showed. It's fair to say we rode our luck mind. On another day we could easily have lost that game 4 or 5-1. But you need things to go your way if you're going to beat the big boys.

    That's a gracious viewpoint.

    I think the role of luck is underplayed in sport. I know it evens out over a season, but a single game often swings on a lucky break. When City beat Liverpool, the first chance felĺ to Salah and his shot bounced out off the post. If it had gone in off the post, the game would have been totally different. City may still have won, but not so easily.

    Good managers can pick players and tactics that shift the odds slightly in their favour, but they can't eliminate luck altogether. I think it was Bill Shankly who said, "I'd rather have a lucky team than a good one."

    In any single game, luck can play a huge part.

    Sorry. Forgot to add "Well done, Saints!"

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  5. 2 hours ago, GeordieSaint said:

    I am not fussed about that result; Liverpool (especially Robertson) looked like a pub team who’d been on the lash for a week...

    City will spend big this summer to reclaim the title. Chelsea and United will strength again. I don’t either Liverpool or City will run away with the title like we’ve done this year. City favourites again as they’ll have the biggest and best squad. 

    I think you are jumping the gun with the "City favourites" claim. If the UEFA ban is upheld, even a club as wealthy as City could struggle to attract the quality players they need. If the ban is overturned, then I think you could be correct.

  6. 12 hours ago, Gerrumonside ref said:

    Well that guard of honour ended well...

    City opened up Liverpool at will and ruthlessly exploited some poor defending.

    Game on for next season, the gauntlet has been laid emphatically.

    So, Mrs Lincoln, did you enjoy the play?😎

    Or, to bring that old joke up to date, I know you didn't enjoy the game, but did you enjoy the guard of honour?

    I think next season is going to be interesting.

  7. 7 hours ago, Copa said:

    Well .... not long came back from my eye check and the different tests all picked up the very early signs of macular degeneration.

    I’m mid 40s so it’s quite a shock.

    I’m not particularly excited about the idea of slowly going blind.

     That's awful news. I'm not surprised you "zoned out". I don't know how I would handle such a diagnosis.

    I hope the scientists can develop a cure or, at least a treatment for you. Good luck.

  8. 12 minutes ago, Red Willow said:

    Engineering marvels include Barton swing bridge and the viaduct. The Anderton Boat lift in Northwich

    My own favourite is the Barton swing aqueduct. I believe it is the only one of its kind in the world and it worked perfectly, first time. They couldn't test it before demolishing the original aqueduct and, once the original (built by Brindley) was gone, there was no going back.

  9. 2 hours ago, Marauder said:

    Is there an old railway tunnel between Huddersfield and Manchester that's sealed ?

    There is. The Standedge Tunnel is actually 3 (or possibly 4, I can't remember exactly) separate tunnels.

    The first, and lowest, is the canal tunnel which still operates. Then there is the current railway tunnel. Finally, there is one (or 2?) disused railway tunnel(s). I believe they are officially closed, but some intrepid urban explorer types have been in and videoed their exploration. If you want the full gen, check out the YouTube channel of Martin Zero. There is a full episode on the Standedge Tunnel. It is very informative.

  10. 16 minutes ago, Gerrumonside ref said:

    Don’t look back in anger.

    I'm not looking back in anger. I'm looking back at your sarcastic comments about a "guard of honour in Manchester" and wondering what the hell brought them on.

    IIRC, it was you who almost pleaded for me to praise LFC last year, which I did. I don't remember gloating about our domestic grand slam last year, so I don't understand your attitude. You may not mean it, but you come across as rather ungracious.

    Enjoy your victory.

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  11. 6 hours ago, Gerrumonside ref said:

    I think you’re doing Liverpool out of some credit there.

    Manchester City are still favourites to win the Champions League, but they’ve been blown out of the water by Liverpool’s relentless attitude this year.

    But I do recognise for Evertonians this is a terrible, terrible day ?


    Oh dear. You do crave the adulation of the whole world, don't you?

    Nobody took anything away from Liverpool there. They simply pointed out that City have lost their edge. Not replacing Kompany has cost us defensively, but we also lost key players in Leroy Sane (all season) and Aymeric Laporte (months out).

    To give some perspective, two seasons ago, City raised the bar beyond everyone's reach. Last season, Liverpool worked hard to match us and came up just short with the rest trailing badly. This season, Liverpool have maintained their momentum and are probably better than last season, but City have certainly taken a step back for the reasons above.

    As for the future, I don't rate City as favourites for the Champions League. I think Real could well dump us out at the Etihad (no Aguerro) and City have a long history of tripping over their own feet. Next season I expect Liverpool to win the title, though not by such a margin, and I expect City to struggle as the UEFA ban means we won't be able to sign the talent we need to replace an ageing squad.

    Anyway, forgive me for not kissing the feet of Liverpool FC, but "Well done, Jurgen." Now perhaps you'd like to reconsider your sarcastic comments about the "guard of honour in Manchester"? I doubt it will be as bad as the welcome you lot gave our team bus.


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