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Grumpy Auld Smeesh

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About Grumpy Auld Smeesh

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    Ian

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Ayrshire
  • Interests
    Gardening , Cycling , Guinness.
  • Towcar
    Mercedes Coupe E350
  • Caravan
    2008 Elddis Avante

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  1. Great Babs you deserve a wee treat. Pompeii is fantastic. If you can try for a trip to Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast . Simply breathtaking and its no far from Pompeii..... GAS ...
  2. As usual there is always something coming up between work and have not been out of since last July ! Mind you off to Prague next week for a 4 day city break then the following month down to visit our lovely Yorkshire couple in York we met on a cruise. I'm trying to squeeze in a weekend to Glencoe fore the snow but "She" who has to be obeyed has other ideas . Scared to look at Wee Berthy. Going up to the Storage this week to give the auld girl the once over and fit for the road... GAS ...
  3. Your entitled to your opinion as I am mine Fat Albert and who said I was targeting you ? I would adopt a draconian "zero" tolerance in a heart beat if the end result saves lives and injury and who cares if its draconian. Have had my fair share as a Firefighter dealing with drink related incidents and agree thorough drug and medication legislation should be enforced. I like a good bevie from time to time like many but I simply don't see the sense in playing with fire drink driving and again drink does effect your overall driving ability to say it doesn't is simply daft but you know better and yes Professor Pat Pending was in Wacky Races. We will have to agree to disagree ..... GAS...
  4. ... Reminds me of my days in Her Majesty's Royal Air Force when trying to sneak my Sweetheart back to the single man room accommodation. Adjacent to the Block as we called it was a row of garages we could rent out and low and behold the Snowflakes (RAF Coppers) due to their white hats would sit in the garage door open , lights out in their Police Land Rover and wait in silence. Great Guys Eh ?? Looking for a bit of fun and frolics but ending Charged in the Guardroom with ma Bird getting banned off camp... Sneaky people very sneaky indeed.... GAS ...
  5. Drink Driving be it a glass of wine with your lunch or a pint on the way home after work is being more and more recognised as socially unacceptable and frowned upon. I think some of us on here are kidding themselves on with their one pint one glass of wine only goody two shoes scenario when out and about in charge of their motor vehicles . My Bazooka !! The Professor Pat Pendings ( clever guys in white coats) reckon that drivers are 6 times more likely to die in a road traffic accident with a blood alcohol concentration between 50 and 80mg than a blood zero alcohol. Whats the drink driving limit in England ? There is no need to Drink and Drive be it one pint or a half pint and this dependent on your body mass , had a large lunch nonsense , yes it's a nonsense. Why would you want to jeopardise your license and endanger other road users. I honestly think its a very selfish attitude .... GAS ...
  6. A see your getting a bit of " ack,ack flack" Odd's on the suggested Drunk Driver witness post or maybe someone no to well at the wheel . We will never know but answer me this if you drove or walked past a house with smoke rolling out a kitchen window would you call the Fire Service and report a fire ? Just curious that's all ... GAS ...
  7. Suppose it depends on what extras is coming with your new van and then make a decision. A starter pack with a van I think would be more inviting to a potential virgin caravan buyer..... GAS ...
  8. A71 is right at my doorstep and had noticed a number recreational vehicles in all shapes in sizes as I pottered aboot my winter garden... GAS ..
  9. Am guessing BG its designed for repeat offenders that have alcohol related issues. Don't know to be honest. Big spread in the Rangers News I mean the Daily Record ... ... GAS ...
  10. As I said in a previous post my other concern that seems to go unnoticed is the Drivers that are on heavy medication who choose to drive against Doctors orders resulting in hitting pedestrians. Another recent incident on Boxing Day when a LandRover collided with a group of pedestrians resulting in one fatality. Not saying this was drink or drug related as the investigation is still on going but previous incidents have been. I see that Scotland is about to introduce "Super Tags" or Sobriety Tags for repeat alcohol related offenders also including Drink Drivers. Apparently it test's your sweat every 30 minutes checking for alcohol in your system with Police having the facility to access the results remotely. They are also tamper proof and the UK Government are considering the same Tags for England and Wales ..... GAS ...
  11. Yip have mentioned this in discussions in the past. Reminded my Southern Brothers to be careful due to our new or different DD limit in Scotland. Can someone remind me what the actual law is regarding parked up in MH (Non Site). Thinking more of the Wild Camping aspect as one of our Troops has just bought a VW T5 Camper , absolute belter by the way and likes her wee glass at night ... GAS ...
  12. No need to apologise Albert and yes I did miss your sarcasm as I said too much of a Hot Potato for some due to personal experience. Maybe Mr Plodd's view is fine in your opinion but maybe not with others... GAS ...
  13. C'mon Albert who's being ridiculous now with your "sandwich scenario". The Drink Driving Issue is a very hot tattie for many especially when they have lost family members due to a drunk driver. I have had shared experience as a Retained Firefighter when attending RTC's due to the "Bevie". The rise in Drug Driving in my book is a bigger issue. I was astonnished what I witnessed in the city when pub crawling with the Troops at our Christmas night out. Young Team cueing up outside the toilet cubicles others openly snorting their muck as if they were having a fag. Needless to say my day out on the town is nearing an all time end after what I witnessed and what about the many other drivers on our roads who are on medication and continue to drive against Doctors orders again resulting in fatalities ? Don't think anyone is being ridiculous just worried and concerned at maybe one of their own could be a statistic. Road users have a Duty of Care at all times in my book and anything that endangers the ability to be safe whilst driving is an absolute no no. Be it using a phone ,smoking a fag or having a glass of wine with your meal with the Sunday roast they are jeopardising other road users safety. GAS ....
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