Update and result!
Halford nominated garage said they could MoT at 3:00pm yesterday as had a cancellation. Only obvious potential failure was internal mirror (no garage has been able to stick this successfully to the screen over several years). Hasty application of glue and shot round there ASAP.
Car passed! Sometimes one does catch a break.
Advisories were all 4 pad sets. Odd as they were all replaced by her (not my) local garage only 7 months ago! Methinks a robust post-crisis discussion will be in order.
PS If anyone knows the solution to the internal mirror adhesion issue I would love to hear!
My back fence took a battering a few weeks back from the last storm. It didn't collapse, but the neighbour behind told me a week or so ago that three posts (his side) had snapped at ground level. He said he hadn't got time to repair it at the moment as he is home schooling his children, so I'm going to put some posts in my side as it is leaning my way. Bought posts on eBay and they were delivered last week, but as you say, they might be more difficult to get now. Thankfully, I used the posts I got to prop the fence last night, as I'd seen some heavy wind gusts were due.
Wind gusts here have been vicious enough to snap three of the 6ft posts on my garden fence. This morning's job was to temporarily support the fence with guy-ropes before it had chance to thrash itself to bits.
How long 'temporary' turns out to be depends of course on this bl**dy lock-down. I doubt if fence-posts are deemed to be vital even if any supplier is open for business.
Dry and bright here, though with a strong and chill easterly wind. Also, having been dry for a week it’s becoming possible to get out on foot without risk or over-topping your wellies. So we had a good walk this morning. Saw a few other folks in the distance.
Must admit I am not a whisky drinker.
I used to enjoy it, as long as it wasn't too peaty/smokey, but trying to work our way through too many of the 100 different whisky's on offer at the Golden Lion (I think) in Padstow in the mid/late 1980's is probably the reason I don't drink it now! I really should have learnt from previous experiences - I haven't touched dark rum since a Young Farmers Carol singing night in the late '70's, or Guinness since a free Guinness night at Uni in ~1980.
Good real ale - preferably quite hoppy (and as I said above I hope this pandemic isn't the end of the many great small and medium sized breweries that there are now), Good Wine, and Armagnac are my main tipples now. That covers enough options I think
Been watching some train videos on youtube, filmed from the cab of a train I have found them very addictive!
My favourites include the Bernina express, we went on this a couple of years ago and took the Jag over the alps to Tirano so lots of happy memories. And the famous 1953 speeded up film from Lo0nodn to Brighton in 4 mins.