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About richwarwicker

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  1. when Bretagne came back to Plymouth/Roscoff around 2005 there was a med evacuation, and I'm pretty sure the heli landed. The date was the Friday of the may half term on the Roscoff to Plymouth service (and the last time I visited France with my parents). All passengers were evacuated to the other end of Bretagne during the event,
  2. Penlee lifeboat have been remembering the armorique fire on the anniversary 2nd April. I wasn't aware of this incident.
  3. Gibraltar may have considered it. They voted 96% in favour of staying in the EU! At least their people had sense!
  4. But if it goes duty free they'll probably limit us to a few litres etc,
  5. It was very wet and windy around the Plymouth area last night so a potential cause. Overnight it's sometimes the case she'll leave late and motor across rather than a slow crossing as well. She's scheduled 8-10 hours for a sub 6 hour crossing overnight. She needs to waste time somewhere
  6. I stayed in the EasyHotel in Croydon which I thought was good value for the money. I paid £21 a night when travelodge and premier inn both wanted in excess of £100 a night, EasyHotel was proper budget, it was a bed in a room with ensuite facilities. It was clean and the bed was comfortable. No tv in room (available to hire for £5 a night from reception, I didn't want one). The room was almost clinical with easy clean plastic cladding on the walls. My intention was returning late, leaving when I woke up in the morning, so cleanliness and a comfy bed was all I was worried about and for youth hostel prices I was satisfied. Travelodge Taunton was dirty, worn, rude staff. I'll leave it at that!
  7. The star seems to be on threads I've posted in, so presumably to act as some kind of bookmark
  8. Clicking The blue dot takes to first unread post I've found. On iPhone I found this function.
  9. The lowest figure was indeed the lock out year, sept 2012. I was in France at the time albeit sailed out and back with LD booked well in advance. The return LD crossing was packed to the rafters,
  10. Mot and tax status can be checked here: You can check insurance at but it says it's an offence to check unless you have a legal requirement to know the insurance status- your driving it, or it crashed into you are about the only legitimate reasons
  11. ​I think I commented at the time, but Beef (or Pork) Cheeks are dirt cheap, even pence from the butcher as generally get chucked away. They are a very tough piece of meat and need very slow cooking. They are delicious and have a good flavour in a stew, or ragu done in the slow cooker for maybe 8-12 hours on low. Not something possible cooking to order though. They will be generating an excellent profit margin I would imagine. They are similarly priced to offal. I think the last batch I had was £2.50 a kilo from my butcher. If cooked too high temperature or/and quickly they are very tough.
  12. ​A Risotto is something that cant be prepared in the expected time scale of a restaurant. When ordering, think how long something will take to prepare and cook. If under 10-15 mins I would expect cooking to order, any longer and it will at least be part prepared ready to finish off, or more likely pre cooked to warm up. Items "from the grill" are always a safe bet for freshly cooked
  13. Been there so will have a shot at it!
  14. At least I don't have such a problem on the other car (55 plate Peugeot 206SW), it doesn't have an alarm!
  15. ​Its a 57 plate, it has motion sensors on the A pillars, The great uses of the forum, there is nothing obvious on how to do that on the documentation I have. Thanks.