Posted: 13/11/2016 at 23:52
Satnav is especially good in towns when you can't stop and consult a map. Very good in unfamiliar countryside too or when diverted from beaten tracks. I do still prefer to check a route on a map so I have an idea of where I'm going but, after much resistance, find a Satnav is good backup and invaluable when I'm driving as the under gardener doesn't map read like what I do - Plan A, plus plan B scenic route at the ready if needed for trouble on long journeys, accidents, busy holiday weekends etc.. The one in our main car lists useful things like supermarkets and DIY stores as well as churches, tourist sites, restaurants and so on so is good fun but we do tend to switch off the Voice..
Lesley - when we decided to spruce up the Belgian house for sale we calculated a minimum spend of 800€ for Dulux paint in Belgium or about £450 in England so took ourselves off on a day trip to Canterbury for the same paint. They had a special offer on in Homebase so it cost us £250 for paint, rollers, brushes and trays. Had a good raid on M&S and bookstores too. I was told, too late, that I should have done 2 coats of grey to neutralise arange and blue and did just one of white. Lesson learned.
Pat - you're retired. Get up when you're ready. HRH too.