David K

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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 11:42

"What a pain re the ticket David - especially after your heroic efforts. Mine stayed on my licence for four years I think. Is it £100 pounds now?"

Thank you, Fairy......... yes, it was £100. I felt I had touched both ends of the spectrum yesterday i.e. being told by the establishment  on the one hand I was a danger to the public and on the other proving to myself that the necessary skill & reactions are still there when needed, hopefully not too often.

Re the runaway pram, it's amazing how quick these things happen.....not much more than 10 seconds between the pram leaving the pavement and the mother retrieving it, I would guess.

I won't forget the look of horror on the mother's face for a little while.


Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 11:26

'Wooden staples'......what turn of phrase is that?   I mean metal wire-netting staples, of course.

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 09:00

I suppose that would be 8ft, rosemummy. Just attach pea-netting to the wooden posts with wood staples......making it as taut as possible would mean that it would less untidy later in the season.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 08:55

In my thoughts, Lyn......wished it was more.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 21:00

Thanks, Obs

PS to Pauline. The 'awareness course' avoids the 3 penalty points, but the statuary £100 fine still applies.

For the record, the penalty points remain on your licence for 3 years and the 'offence' remains on your insurance for 5 years......so, God willing, I'll be all cleared-up by the time I'm 55.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 19:58
Pauline 7 wrote (see)

David. You may be able to keep your licence clean.  If you ring them up you may be able to go on a speed awareness course.  You have to pay for it but it is in place of the fine and points. 

And well done for stopping in time earlier.  


They've offered me this, Pauline, but apart from the £100 fixed penalty charge, it will cost another £80 for the 2 hr course....so in view of the fact I don't make a habit of this, I've decided to take the 3 points. I know there's no excuses, but oh dear...just a steady walking pace over 30 mph. 

You see what a good boy I am, notifying my insurance company of the incident, they tell me my insurance increase will be only £25 per year.......compare this with my 20 yo granddaughter's £130 pm with a gizmo fitted in her car too.

I have to say that in the area of the 'pram' incident the speed limit is 20 mph......if they annoy anyone who may consider them to be too slow, I reckon this particular one may have saved this baby's life. 


HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 17:25

Just fate I suppose, but at a certain time today I was driving though town, when a pram with a baby in it, rolled at speed into the road straight in front of me......no harm done as I managed to stop okay.....the woman (in floods of tears) was so grateful.

Mitigating circumstances: she had two toddlers with her which were needing her attention, the road was on a steep/ish hill and a gust of wind blew the pram into the road.

Something slightly ironic about this, this morning I received a fixed penalty fine in the post charging me with driving at 35 mph in a 30 mph area.......a hard pill to swallow when I've held a clean driving licence since I was 17.

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 15:36

GD - As I've said many times, sweet peas are designated as 'hardy'...they are in fact very hardy and will stand many degrees of frost. The problems begin when people make them soft by coddling them.

Given what you say (and taking into account where you live)  I would say that yours could be safely planted outdoors now. As also said before, provide a little protection from cold winds.

On the subject of their hardiness, there is no reason why they can't (in most locations) be sown directly outdoors in October......I don't do this, but it does indicate how hardy they are.

Teasing roots

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 14:48

 Ah....they don't make presenters like they used to! 

Charlie Dimmock

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 11:46

"Women get what they're given, we don't get to choose.  That's why discrimination and judging on appearance is ridiculous "

Not so sure I agree with that, Dove......I could remind you of a much revered (on this forum) lady gardening presenter who as she is (to put it mildly) as a result of being greedy & overeating.

IMHO, most people who are obese, just eat too much!

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