Category Archives: Other

Parking charges up by 1000%!

Parking SignToday’s papers and Direct Line would want you to believe that the cost of parking your car has soared. Citing Berkhamstead as an example, where on average parking for two hours will now cost you a whole £1.08 (was 10p). If anybody really believes that £1.08 is an extortionate price for car parking they haven’t been to London.
Worse is the panic that the overall average has gone up from 86p to £1.21 in six years. A price rise of about 6p per year. 6p!!!!!!!
It reminds me of the people moaning about the recent rise for the Dunham Bridge toll. This year saw a 20% increase, which to cars was 5p. Now unless those opposing price increases want a yearly inflationary increase of 1 and 2p and are willing to have a stack of coppers, a 5p rise after four years ain’t bad.

Things you do whilst driving

Just doing a YouGov prize survey (the ones where you get no cash) which seems to be going on for ages, and I have reached this question:

Which, if any, of the following do you do WHILST driving? [Please tick all that apply]

    Drink Driving

  • Smoke
  • Eat
  • Speak on a mobile phone
  • Write/ read text messages
  • Read directions/ a map
  • Listen to loud music
  • Listen to a walkman
  • Watch TV
  • Drink alcohol
  • Talk to my passengers
  • Use my satellite navigation system
  • Other
  • Nothing – just drive

Whilst I understand that the law has changed on using your mobile, and YouGov are looking for figures, would anyone really tick the Drink alcohol or Watch TV options?

0114 219 0043

Does anyone know this number? We have been getting many missed calls and if we do manage to answer the phone the line seems to be dead. A quick Google search fails to bring anything up, however the Google Toolbar was suggesting the number, which shows that others are also looking.
ps, ever so sorry if I’ve just published someone’s home number on the net, however you really should have left a voicemail.

Bob Crow is a twat

TwatWatching News 24’s coverage of the Cumbria rail crash Bob Crow was on speaking via his phone. He mentioned that blame was already been pointed towards his members, his reasoning for this was that police were questioning them.

WTF of course the police should be questioning them. They should be questioning everybody who is involved in running and maintaining these tracks, included maintenance staff, those in the control rooms and the managers.

ING are crap

We’ve now had two Bank of England rates rises, and I’ve now had two emails from ING telling me that they aren’t following. So that’s 0.5% that they are currently keeping from me.
If I can manage to get Heather on to my current Egg account I’m moving as Egg are offering 5.25% for exactly the same type of account we have with ING.