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General Discussion / Halloween
« on: October 22, 2014, 09:25:59 PM »
Thoughts on this night folks?
Some are dead  >; against it and some enjoy it.

As for us we will buy a Pumpkin and hubby scrapes out the middle, lighting the candle inside the Pumpkin on the night of Halloween he stands it outside so it is visible.
Those walking round dressed in their scary clothes know we will answer the door to give them their treat.
We always buy a tub of sweets for the children to dip into.
However I have a laminated poster which I put on my daughters door saying No Trick or Treats. I don't think they should be knocking on the doors of bunalows - unless it's granny/grandpa who are expecting them
 >:  >:

General Discussion / Re: That's the jollies 2014 sorted :-)
« on: October 22, 2014, 09:07:36 PM »
Sounds as if both companies need a wide berth

Fun Stuff / Re: Me And Noro Virus And Our Love Affair
« on: October 22, 2014, 09:06:11 PM »
Horrible thing to get and yes it seems to be seasonal

I'm not going to be Mr popular with this suggestion and will sent to the naughty corner :( Why not scrap the Gold Card scheme and return it to half fare why do I say that? simple its not sustainable in the long term and has put many councils though out the country into debt. If this was done at least there is a way to give senior citizens and disabled low coast travel it may have a knock on effect on fares too. Or another idea is lower fares across the board for everyone so no need to have travel passes if private companies refused to do that perhaps its time to let the council run the buses again which in turn would give them an income which could be then used to fund Community Transport and Dial a Bus which are under threat .

Actually I agree with you ironsky.
I have a Gold Card, but rarely use it. Even if I did I would say it would a fair enough system which gave a small discount to those which needed it.
The dial a bus is beneficial to so many who struggle, however I do think it is fair enough for these people to pay a fair price for this service.
I took part in the disabled children's  questionnaire and ticked the box for journey's used to be payable instead of free.
Why should it be free?
Why should any of our transport be free? 
But - I do think that people who are maybe having to use public transport to go to interviews for work should actually at least be able to claim it back.

How viable would it be for the councils to take back over the running of the buses?

Politics / Re: The Spiraling Costs Of Funerals
« on: October 22, 2014, 07:24:19 PM »
We used Nicholsons as well ironsky for both our parents as you say very good.

General Discussion / Re: That's the jollies 2014 sorted :-)
« on: October 22, 2014, 06:36:04 PM »
That's not very impressive JR and the staff were extremely unprofessional.
Did you write a letter of complaint?

Fun Stuff / Re: The model and the surgeon
« on: October 22, 2014, 06:31:34 PM »
  :))  :))

Fun Stuff / Re: Windy in Norway...
« on: October 22, 2014, 06:30:31 PM »
Can't get into it Mr Pete

General Discussion / Re: That's the jollies 2014 sorted :-)
« on: October 22, 2014, 07:13:50 AM »
you stirrer OC
but if you've got a spare 10 mins I will slag continental off!!!

 :))  :))  :)) Having no idea what Fly is getting at with BMI Baby just thought I would ask  O:-)

Please do slag Continental off JR, never flown with them so would be interested to hear your experience  ;)

Politics / Re: The Spiraling Costs Of Funerals
« on: October 22, 2014, 07:11:44 AM »
Bereaved relatives don't tend to ask for breakdown of costs

You can have a pre-payment plan, that way you decide for yourselves the details. Not like you're wasting money in that you'll never need it

If I am pre-paying for a funeral I would want a break down of the costs to identify how much I will be paying for up front for example the cars or service.

General Discussion / Re: Vulcan Bomber XH558 Hangar Tour
« on: October 21, 2014, 09:25:58 PM »
Would love to have visited that Simon. Great photo's.

The Spirit of Great Britain - do we still have any spirit left inside of us!

Politics / Re: The Spiraling Costs Of Funerals
« on: October 21, 2014, 09:19:09 PM »
I know what you mean Gerty.
I've been reading about it and sometimes it does not cover all of the cost but a good chunk of it would be helpful.
I'm thinking we may be looking at 2 grand upwards and I suppose they add a bit on to current prices to take into consideration inflation.
I reckon it's better to just pi pee it up the wall. I really feel for the people ironsky and Pete mentioned. What a terrible and stressful situation for them.

Think  I need to get Christmas over with first then look into it more in the New Year.

Did I just mention Christmas!!  :-?

General Discussion / Re: That's the jollies 2014 sorted :-)
« on: October 21, 2014, 08:47:58 PM »
Fly - what about BMI Baby?

Politics / Re: Are the LibDems dead?
« on: October 21, 2014, 05:17:32 PM »
and then they will go back on what they said

Politics / Re: Are the LibDems dead?
« on: October 21, 2014, 03:44:29 PM »
Pete you could set up a campaign group to gather votes for the coalition of the two

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