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  1. I only really knew her from the short co-presenting stint on Top Gear and occasional calls for participation in the wacky stunts of the presenters, but although I initially found her very slightly annoying she quickly endeared herself. She was funny and intelligent and always had a sly, wry grin on her face that made me smile. The fact that she could scare the heck out of the others because she drove so bloody fast was testament to her skills and although I knew she was highly regarded for this, I didn't appreciate the full extent of her accomplishments. Bless her for her sense
  2. I immediately made contact with Weed upon Acoustic's recommendation. I went to see him and was mightily impressed. He (and his son) ARE the men for the job - thanks!
  3. With very good reason I need an absolutely rotted VW Beetle fully restored within a six month timeframe and £10-12k budget! She is NOT in good shape at all, in fact the restorer I took her to, has said there "is no metal to work with" - now I know that might put people off, but anyone willing to take on the challenge should know where we're at. Any 'realistic' advice or recommendations would be greatly received.
  4. Bump - Reduced to £8.500 otherwise will be sending across. Lovely car, done so little mileage and drives as good as new.
  5. Well that didn't work, did it! Re-advertising as we entered lockdown within days of me putting this on here, so I'll try again. The wife got a new car three months ago and her beloved S Max has to go. It is Metallic Grey (midnight sky) 7 seats, manual, diesel. FSH - 45,000 miles. March 2014. Fully loaded including cruise, front and rear parking sensors, DAB, 17" Alloys, A/C, auto headlights, rain sensor wipers, etc. This is a great 7 seater MPV. An ideal family car with very low mileage, in good condition. Offers around £9,000 Tel: 324999 or 471117
  6. Probably not unexpected, but still tragic for the families and friends. Condolences to all concerned. I hope matters at all Care Homes are being treated with proper due care and attention. Stay safe all.
  7. Aawww! Respectful sympathies to the family and friends. Stay safe everyone, let's contain this - whatever we may think about the Govt - stick to the advice PLEASE.
  8. Lol. As we've been saying he has followed everything Boris has done!
  9. Can anyone confirm the number of concluded tests as at 16:00 yesterday as I was sure I had taken it down as 1,334 with 95 confirmed cases, whereas there has been an increase in confirmed cases this morning to 114 but the number of concluded cases is now showing as 1,230. Have they made an error somewhere or is it me? ETA: Just watched the update and it said 1,147 it was misquoted on https://covid19.gov.im/general-information/latest-updates/ Which altogether puts a different slant on MY perception - an increase of 20 on 70 tests and then this morning 19 on a further 83 might infe
  10. Unfortunately, I don't think a future economy can survive on trades earning the kind of money only the supposed professionals earn across. I think we may have a rude awakening in this respect when people re-evaluate their spending and budgets.
  11. It only needs one act of stupidity or oversight to dramatically skew figures amongst such a relatively small sample size as ours, but as per this mornings numbers 'only' 3 new cases based on an additional 167 completed tests has to be good news. Stay safe. Thoughts to the families and loved ones of all those so far affected and huge thanks to those working above and beyond - the list is endless! T-H-A-N-K-S
  12. Wife has just landed herself a new car and her beloved S Max has to go. It is Metallic Grey (midnight sky) 7 seats, manual, diesel. FSH - 45,000 miles. March 2014. Fully loaded including cruise, front and rear parking sensors, DAB, 17" Alloys, A/C, auto headlights, rain sensor wipers, etc. This is a great 7 seater MPV. An ideal family car with very low mileage, in good condition. Offers around £10,000 Tel: 324999
  13. Not sure it is his personal responsibility, but the buck has to stop somewhere and he is the boss I suppose. Have had dealings with the Guy and nothing would surprise me!
  14. Silver C Class Coupe About to get valeted and will add pictures over next day or two. Great drive and extremely reliable. Although NO warning notifications on dash computer display, yes it has some minor faults: - It needs new back brake pads. - Back driver's side tyre has a slow puncture. -The indicator stalk on the steering wheel doesn't stay engaged. -It has some scrapes, but nothing that detracts from a fairly sound looking car. It has some service history, although I have not done anything much to it other than new tyres in past 2 or 3 years as I ha
  15. Beggars belief - they haven't provided any explanation as to the basis of their re-banding BUT have asked me for an actual reading as my last three readings have (allegedly, I can't remember or check this exact moment) been estimates - not fussed by this fact as I in actuality checked the reading the first time these letters came in and it was close, very close. What I am going to create merry hell with them about, is that they are basing their re-banding decision on some other completely arbitrary ESTIMATE over and above their own estimate. So much for customer care! Freaking c
  16. Received third letter apologising for the mess up with regard to the other two. No explanation however and a restatement that my banding was changing due to my average annual usage now being 16,366kWh per year. Sigh! Why must I waste my time due to their incompetence?
  17. Their defensive spin has already begun. As Woolley points out they are NOT duplicates and as you point out reference to a small minority immediately reeks of cover up BS.
  18. Thanks slinky. Hmm - this is an apology for a small minority of their customers (well worded) not a small minority of the 3,500 being contacted regarding re-banding having been sent duplicate letters. Unfortunately, it doesn't answer either of my queries, but I will wait and see what they actually say.
  19. Has anyone else recently received one (or more) notifications of a rebanding with regard to gas charges. I await an explanation but herewith my e-mail to them yesterday. Sorry this may be TMI - but maybe I have missed something within my own understanding(s) of the calculations. Hi, Please explain the following: 1) Why did I receive two letters on the same day about the exact same subject but quite contradictory - both stating that I was being switched from band E to band F, but one stating this meant there would be a daily INCREASE to my standing charge per day of 18.
  20. After all that - rather disappointing compared to previous years IMHO!
  21. Exactly Thommo. One tiny box on DQ's manifesto covering Public Sector Pension Issue, a load of puff about what needs to be done, but not how to do it and nothing about past 'achievements'. I await the three manifestos you haven't received yet either, RC's does at least have specific ideas/recommendations and over 2 whole pages on the pension deficit. Of course, this is not the only issue, but a big one among many. But, at present, irrespective of being involved (to what extent, I haven't much detail, but think he was late on into the mess and left holding the baby somewhat) wit
  22. Cash buyer - up to £250k PM if preferred.
  23. Not me fella. I'm a proper Manx fella me. My tradesmans entrance is strictly a one way door. Exit only if you know what I'm saying! I mean it's just not right is it? Being a jouster and that. It's not what any proper fella should be doing is it? Time was when it was just sailors and that. On the ships for months on end with no women and such like. Dirty buggers! And fellas in prison! But now it's almost everyone isn't it? There's jousters everywhere on the telly and that. I think government is putting something in the water. It's just not normal to have so many is it? I had this fella once who
  24. Just what we need yet another TAX !
  25. There used to be an old boy pootling around Ramsey in a red one, not seen it for a while though. I think there a couple of white ones , maybe tuned up a bit, down on the Balthane Ind. Est. Thanks. I will take a drive round there. If anyone knows of an owner who wouldn't mind me asking them a few questions please PM me. MANY THANKS. OOPS, really sorry mate, I'm thinking of another Honda model. Hope you didn't waste too much time and fuel going down there. No worries guys. Will try to get a look and feel for one next time I'm across then and pending this maybe we'll have o
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