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23 minutes ago, motorpunk said:

Right, I appreciate it's an unpopular opinion, but I fucking hate this hot weather. I have a 3 hour drive in the BMW later which, normally, is a pleasure - aircon on, Radio6, cruise control and maybe a poncy coffee on the go. But the aircon is weak, despite being regassed a couple of months ago,  so instead of singing along to Slaves at 15C, I'll be boiling like a bastard lobster. 

Roll on autumn. There. I said it. Fight me.

Technically it's your own fault for owning a bmw with faulty air con then?

 

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Just now, Dick Van Diesel said:

Isn't that why people live in Scotland? 

I have put very very serious consideration into this, I don't know if I could cope with the midges but being on some weird outcrop of land only accessible by ferry or 3 strange bridges being rained on all the time sounds flipping brilliant.

 

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I guess you need to have some consideration for courier services given your business?

 

It's possible to be quite remote in the UK without invoking the "except for Highlands and Islands" postage issues

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Just now, Supernaut said:

I like it here

However one of my favourite songs of ever is also Only Happy When it Rains by Garbage...

Ah, Shirley... 

I'm thankful that she lived in Scotland to enable this song to exist. 

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I must admit it is a nightmare round here at the mo' so many people at the beach and on all available bits of greenery.  Chester had a bit of a (near) punch-up with a dog that wasguarding its owners campsite/food/cooking gear. I nearly pointed out that it is NOT a campsite and there is NO camping allowed, but didn't, no need for me to raise the arsehole quatient any higher.

 

Yes, I know I do that all year round anyway :) 

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Dumped the C5 at the scrapyard, collected the Civic (and forgot any photo's).

Went to the PO to cancel the tax - PO closed.

Tried another - they don't do tax, only main PO's :(

Nightmare to get to.  Possibly more grumps to come.

Drove the Civic home - it is out of sight round the back of the houses.  No idea of how fast I was going, instruments hard to see other than the rev counter.

Discovered the speedo is obscured by the wheel, brilliant bit of design Honda :(

Had a job getting into the petrol flap, took about ten minutes.   Must have looked quite suspicious.

And it is far too hot.  28 ℃ in the shade, 42 ℃ in the sun, 10,000,000 ℃ in the car.

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4 hours ago, Dick Van Diesel said:

Isn't that why people live in Scotland? 

First time I ever visited Scotland a local of Skye told me ‘never worry about the weather, it will be different in an hour’, he wasn’t far wrong!

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10 minutes ago, Tamworthbay said:

First time I ever visited Scotland a local of Skye told me ‘never worry about the weather, it will be different in an hour’, he wasn’t far wrong!

I shouldn't have taken the piss. Weather has turned to shit here in Cornwall. Drizzle and very grey skies. Hottest day my arse.

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Massive grump. I've been whizzing up and down the coast, shopping for beer and more driving about in the glorious sunshine in the mx5 with the roof down. I've had a great time but now I've looked in the mirror, my forehead is slightly red.

Grump over.

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2 hours ago, Dick Van Diesel said:

I shouldn't have taken the piss. Weather has turned to shit here in Cornwall. Drizzle and very grey skies. Hottest day my arse.

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Don't worry it should keep the grockles down😀

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1 hour ago, robinmasters said:

Which Civic?  There's a recall on the Mk6 for sticky flaps.  

A red one - 59 reg is all I know.

Took ages to find it beside the throttle pedal.

Bloody new-fangled shite.

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7 hours ago, Dick Van Diesel said:

I shouldn't have taken the piss. Weather has turned to shit here in Cornwall. Drizzle and very grey skies. Hottest day my arse.

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Offtopic but...awesome sunflowers :)

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You lot have got a lot to learn about hot days, It’s not even above 40c!

That being said, Summer can fuck right off.

Winter here is lovely, the temperature stays in the the teens and all the plants stop looking dead. Call me crazy but I would seriously consider living in the UK through the winter and then returning to Australia for winter, and so on.

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17 hours ago, Dick Van Diesel said:

I shouldn't have taken the piss. Weather has turned to shit here in Cornwall. Drizzle and very grey skies. Hottest day my arse.

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My father in law came around for a meal, when he arrived (in long trousers and shirt buttoned - you can’t take the army out of him!). He was dying in the heat as he hates the hot weather and mentioned that there was not a single cloud in the sky, I fed him cold beer and we did him a meal. About an hour and a half in clouds started to come over and the heavens opened and we got a full on thunder storm. We watched the lightning strikes as I drove him the mile home. An hour later sunny again.

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1 hour ago, MorrisItalSLX said:

You lot have got a lot to learn about hot days, It’s not even above 40c!....

Southern Iraq is having a week's worth of temperatures exceeding 50 degrees Celsius. That is just crazy stupid hot.

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My back felt better this morning, right up until I coughed, and now I'm back to being in pain in most positions.

 

If I had time before we were due to go away, I'd totally be buying the VW Phaeton I've seen locally for heated/cooled massaging moo seats.

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53 minutes ago, Dick Van Diesel said:

Cheers. They're normally taller but were battered early on with weather all over the shop. They definitely brighen up the back corner of the garden even after dark!

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Superb effort. Mine are utterly shit. Sausage fingered rather than green fingered. 20200801_112141.thumb.jpg.f5be57aed0f19b5dacdb7a80e174cdc4.jpg

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Just seen a mate who lives Bodmin way.He says there's a fella standing by the A30 westbound dressed as the grim reaper.Which would be funnier if the situation wasn't so serious.Those of us who live in Cornwall are taking Covid very seriously, the Emmetts don't seem to care from what I've seen.Which pisses me off tbh.

 So from Monday the A30 is going to be mined at Launceston and the Tamar bridge toll increased from £1.50 to £ 1000000.I wish lol.

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1 hour ago, Dan the van said:

Just seen a mate who lives Bodmin way.He says there's a fella standing by the A30 westbound dressed as the grim reaper.Which would be funnier if the situation wasn't so serious.Those of us who live in Cornwall are taking Covid very seriously, the Emmetts don't seem to care from what I've seen.Which pisses me off tbh.

 So from Monday the A30 is going to be mined at Launceston and the Tamar bridge toll increased from £1.50 to £ 1000000.I wish lol.

Ah the good old Cornish, cough - speaks quietly - the Tamar toll is on the way out so that would keep them in........ 😜

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