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  1. OP, you booked a non refundable ticket and now cant get a refund, why are you complaining? You knew you would not get a refund if you did not turn up at the hotel. You even booked it during covid which I have to say was naive. Take it on the chin and learn from it. Something amiss with your attitude I feel. macafee2
    11 points
  2. Typical of the me me me mentality that has come out in people because of this virus. Good for you if you are still employed, but try and spare a thought for the unlucky people, like myself, who lost their job this summer because of Covid ...
    10 points
  3. No experience of the model you quote Baker69 but like SamD and others on here and also a couple of friends I use a CTEK MXS 5.0, great piece of kit.
    7 points
  4. because they haven't got the staff to man them is my guess
    7 points
  5. You work from home for as long as you like, but please don’t wish a Tier 5 on any of us, as that would mean many more people losing their lives and livelihoods.
    7 points
  6. It would appear to me that the general public have had nothing to do with the spread of the virus. It's been Boris and his henchmen/women going around the UK sprinkling it in communities for devilment! Otherwise why does everyone seem to want to blame the government?
    7 points
  7. I completely understand and agree with your motives but I feel I must offer asome words of warning from personal experience. Many years ago I was pursuaded by my wife to lend our caravan to one of her work colleagues and family. Cutting a long story short, I took the caravan to a nearby site, they stayed in it for a week BUT after the holoday I found various damage to the caravan that should never have happened under 'normal' use. I vowed never to make the mistake of lending a caravan again. Sadly some years later I did make that mistake, when I was pursuaded to lend an
    6 points
  8. What they teachers unions haven’t explained is just what the parents (who should be at work) are supposed to do, Many of the parents won’t be in the same situation as the teachers, and WONT get paid to be sat at home. Sadly the majority of the teachers unions are very left wing and anti Govt so will use every opportunity to flex their muscles while claiming they are concerned about the children’s education and welfare.
    6 points
  9. 1. There are many people here in the UK who have NOT followed Govt advice which is why we are here where we are.
    6 points
  10. And therein lies part of the problem. So many disbelieve expert advice preferring to look for an alternative reason/meaning. The experts are just that, experts. They might not get it 100% right as we’re dealing with the unknown but if we all pulled in the SAME DIRECTION it would be easier for us all to adjust the direction if needed in a controlled manner.
    6 points
  11. Hi everyone, I fitted a new pump today and it’s solved the problem! Once again my sincere thanks to everyone that replied and helped; these forums are are invaluable resource in supporting the community. One day, when I’m a bit more experienced, I’ll also pass on my knowledge to help others out. Tony
    6 points
  12. As I posted elsewhere I am always sceptical of these kind of awards, far too often they are influenced by factors beyond the car's towing ability. I agree entirely, selecting a tow car of the year with such a limited capacity is pretty pathetic.
    6 points
  13. Having worked for a UK Tour Operator and Travel Agent for nearly thirty years I have seen this scenario many times. People book flights and accommodation separately to save money without necessarily understanding the risks involved, or understand them then cry about it when something goes wrong. If you book a package holiday you have one contract with one supplier and if that travel originates in the United Kingdom then you will be covered by the Civil Aviation Authority's ATOL scheme. If you cannot travel for reasons of war, strife or pestilence then the travel company are in most
    6 points
  14. You booked a trip in the middle of an epidemic and purchased accommodation on a none refundable basis, that seems a very risky plan with the uncertainty the epidemic brings, yet when you are told you can’t travel you are surprised when you can’t get a refund for your none refundable hotel stay! Presumably the hotel you were going to is still open for business, so it is not their fault you can’t go as they have a room waiting for you. Had the hotel been closed that would be a different matter, and had you booked it as a package with hotel and flights combined that too wo
    6 points
  15. If the UK was to follow the Spanish Province of Andalucia in law-making, Danny and other anti-vaxers may change their minds. The Junta de Andalucía plans to issue a 'passport' for people who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 with the aim of requiring it in certain events to avoid contagions in the future. This was announced by the president of the regional government who explained that this "certificate will serve to know who has been vaccinated and who has not". The president said, “Obviously no one will be forced to be vaccinated, but if someone is going to want to go
    6 points
  16. TV is full of adverts for businesses that, at least in Tier 4, have had to close because they are non-essential. The legislation does allow for non-essential retailers to operate a collection system for purchases arranged remotely e.g. online or by phone. Hence what the dealer has told you. Read the relevant Govt. websites for what you can and cannot do or should and should not do. Just because you can do something, it does not mean you have to.
    6 points
  17. While I feel sorry for everyone that have made plans for this unusual Christmas gathering the government has only reacted to the situation that is developing with the new strain of the virus. I live in Ashford in Kent and a few weeks age we were one of the lowest in the country for Covid and now we are seventh in about 3 weeks. What frightens me now is the people rushing to the railway stations last night to get away and potentially taking the virus with them to all parts of England.
    6 points
  18. I would like to see an analysis giving the ages of all these newly infected people, those in hospital and the deaths. If, as previously, they are predominantly of an elderly age, why don’t we require those of 70 and above to take steps to protect themselves and let everyone else get on with their lives? My wife and I are 78/80 - have not seen our family since March, don’t intend to see anyone over Christmas and won’t until we have been jabbed and hopefully protected. Why can’t other elderly people do the same? I appreciate we must protect those in care homes etc and that is being
    6 points
  19. Tongue in cheek, if you dont blame the government who else do you blame? I cant travel, blame the government covid cases on the increase blame the government I went to work yesterday, the majority of people in the "canteen" were not wearing masks or keeping 2 meters apart...... blame the government. The last point above is quite important, people were not taking responsibility for their own and others well being. Who is to blame if there is a peak in our area. They mix and catch covid, go home and spread it. Whose damn fault is it.... oh of course the government.....
    6 points
  20. It's not a problem as far as I'm concerned. Their country = their rules. We are the visitors so are obliged to comply - in the same way I would expect visitors to our shores to respect our conditions of entry. We all have our preferences but the whole point of foreign travel surely is to experience whatever country we visit has to offer - not to impose our lifestyle upon others. Personally I'm just as happy with coffee and croisants as I am with bacon and eggs, so if the latter is not available, so be it.
    5 points
  21. I really don't know what all the fuss is about. The EU is not the only place in the world where the importation of some food products for personal use is banned. I'll just find out what we cannot take and not take it, just like a number of other places. Mountain out of a mole hill springs to mind. macafee2
    5 points
  22. There are many descrepancies between England and the other nations of the UK over what is currently permitted, so rather than showing a united front, in my opinion this only serves to add to the confusion and ultimately encourage resentment.
    5 points
  23. Without a doubt I would not want to be without a multimeter. However, I would not want to try using a multimeter without at least a rudimentary understanding of electricity. If anyone does not understand the difference between 230v and 12v, and the appropriate safety measures, they are best not getting involved with a multimeter in a caravan without supervision.
    5 points
  24. No ! They were for people who wanted to be seen. Last thing I wanted. All joking apart. In this strange world please think of our Security Services and the Police. They have gone about their business of protecting us without any fan fare or banging of drums. They are at the front line, with no P.P.E. worth a jot. Sometimes dealing with low life that actively is trying to infect them. Working double shifts to try and cover for their colleagues who are off sick. Cancelled leave, No Christmas and taking the risk home to their families every time they walk through the door.
    5 points
  25. In 2019 I trusted the NHS to cut my chest open and to operate on my heart. Will I trust them to stick a needle in my arm? I think so.
    5 points
  26. if there are differing restrictions between England Scotland and Wales then perhaps it is a good idea these have different names to avoid confusion. Personally I dont find it a problem...... I'm not travelling anywhere due to restrictions. macafee2
    5 points
  27. Decided to put the immediate purchase on hold for now. I’m hoping the seller will understand and maybe take a deposit subject to viewing in the future. Thank you all for your input it’s appreciated.
    5 points
  28. Adventure Leisure are an approved dealer, allowed to operate subject to covid-19 secure working conditions imposed by Trading Standards. You are a private buyer who must comply with the restrictions imposed on the rest of us. You cannot inspect a caravan or negotiate a deal face to face with a private seller lawfully and in a regulated covid-19 secure manner. However, you may be able to negotiate and purchase remotely through a recognised dealer in a "click & collect" type manner. That is permitted but you should avoid travelling to and from higher and lower tiers to that of your
    5 points
  29. This is my other car a 1971 Triumph Stag I've had for 3 years still has the original V8 and manual gearbox with overdrive, ok only 25 mpg but offset by no road tax , no mot needed and classic car insurance £100 comprehensive with agreed valuation of £18,000 /- wonderful fair weather motoring. The downside is that I want to go to classic car shows and my wife prefers caravanning "deep joy"
    5 points
  30. I have raised the issues of emojis with the forum owners, I have asked that either everyone can see who has posted one, or they are turned off. Clearly it is unfair for Mods and CT Authors who can see who posts them commenting on them without everyone else having that insight.
    5 points
  31. I think the exodus of possibly infected people from Tier 4 London is bad. I hope none of them are heading our way. What part of "stay at home" dont they understand?
    5 points
  32. Tier 3, tier 4, total lockdown, countrywide curfew, all well and good if everyone complied, but there will be the overwhelming vast numbers of the usual crass idiots breaking the rules, as they have from day one, happy to do what they want, when they want, go where they want, when they want, see who they want, when they want, full in the knowledge that there will only be minimal legal comeback, if at all and caring not a jot for the medical consequences. They will be the most vociferous, complaining the pubs are closed, the clubs are closed, the restaurants closed, can't go to a fo
    5 points
  33. I have, for several months, been expecting next year to be little improvement on this one. However, taking a more light-hearted T-I-C view of it all, it has occurred to me that if the second Covid strain, that is now making itself felt, is also brought under control by vaccination then the media will be lost for page-fillers. There's always the Brexit obsession I suppose...…(though I do seriously wonder which will have the worst economic effect). Heaven preserve us (from the press!) at least. One thing is for sure the panic-invoking media will continue to thrive. Can
    5 points
  34. I think it foolish for anyone to have committed to any plans to see others this Christmas, it was inevitable that the situation could change. Didn't come as any surprise. Even if it hadn't changed, the risk is still the same as it ever was. Any relaxation of rules is purely for economic reasons, and for the government to maintain public order. My family are still living as if we are in full lockdown, and I'm really enjoying it as I love being at home and not having to fit in with others.
    5 points
  35. I just take one day at a time. Its got me through it since my OH died in August last year. I've had a couple of very hard phone calls since then. Its really hard when no one seems to understand. You just appreciate when someone does call. At least you can chat to him PR1 on Christmas day. One thing I will say to everyone. Please, ring people up and chat, don't ever "text", especially to those who are on their own. Times can be very tough, but you feel a whole lot better when you physically chat to someone
    5 points
  36. 3) I don't mind that at all, as long as there is a 100% cast iron guarantee, that in managing their own risks in life, it won't impact or endanger others lives, but it will , there are many folk I'm amazed at that can manage to sit on a toilet the right way round. 4) .................And is voluntary.................. so that rules out a return to normal, millions of folk, even now we know so much more about the infection spread path, are inept at keeping to the proven path of the not too cumbersome and simple measures of distance, masks and hygiene, some folk need beating over
    5 points
  37. Unfortunately, lessons won't be learnt. If you saw the recent TV programme about the last pandemic of "Spanish flu" just after World War 1, the only country to implement quarantine measures was Australia, and they largely "got away" with very few deaths. Meanwhile, the governments of today have allowed foreign travel to continue, which has allowed covid to spread worldwide.
    5 points
  38. I'm convinced that the fishy woman and the Taff have deliberately diverged throughout the pandemic to spite Boris and co.
    5 points
  39. The govt makes rules and we have to stick to them. The logic is to reduce infections but we know that over Xmas the infection rate will increase. It is bound to seriously affect people but not us as we would not dream of leaving home. We have to reduce the infection spread or this will carry on for months. I feel sorry for you all.
    5 points
  40. This is nothing to do with the EU it is a Greek regulation. ( Yes believe it or not member states can make their own rules, just like we can have vehicles more than 4m tall when Europe cant) The Greek government decided some time ago that trailers were to be treated as seperate vehicles and registered seperately, at the same time they decided that new registrations required a detachable or concealed towball. Existing non detachable needed to be changed by 1st September and from then It becomes a KTEO (MOT) failure. Trailer towing has been dissuaded in Greece for
    4 points
  41. you asked for a response to your idea, you got one and you have to respond by verbally attacking the poster, not nice.
    4 points
  42. But it was so easy before Brexit all I did was go The only benefit to me since we left is I don’t have to walk to the polling station for the Euro election
    4 points
  43. For what it's worth - here's my opinion. Whether it's an EHIC or a GHIC that's in your wallet, neither is a replacement for adequate travel insurance. I wouldn't leave home without it.
    4 points
  44. Yep we’re Tier 4 as of tonight (NW Leicestershire) as are a lot of other areas. Unfortunately folks will bend or ignore the rules and will continue to do so through ignorance and greed until they are personally affected by the virus.
    4 points
  45. Yes and do, but for our extended trip we actually like to camp where we prefer to be, being somewhat Francophile and culturally keen on Europe in general. Holidaying here in the UK, is much like living here and weekending here, we simply prefer our long holidays to have a difference.
    4 points
  46. That is no longer the case. The option has been disabled to remove this bone of contention over the holiday period. Admin.
    4 points
  47. Because, in this modern age, if anything goes wrong in people’s lives it must be someone else’s fault! If people trip on a road it’s the “ Councils” fault for not checking every mm of pavement every day, not the pedestrian who was far too engrossed on their phone and not looking where they are walking. Buy a coffee and scald yourself? That’s the retailers fault for not telling you it was hot! Best I have ever seen? A pair of trousers for my young grandson “Remove from child before washing” Yes really !
    4 points
  48. You have to draw the line somewhere. No arguement.
    4 points
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