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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
15 Sep 2020, 18:06

Allendale Brewery, and a very nice little watering hole Coffee and Kuriosities. Normally the ridiculous us of the "K" would annoy me so much I would boycott the business altogether, but really it was totally excellent, a real family start-up, and a gorgeous day to sit outside with our coffee and kake (and the kakes were excellent! home made by the mother of the owner!)
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myglaren wrote:
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Are they running KDE?
Something missing from your link Steve should be this...

https://kde.org/

I could do with a free video editor https://kdenlive.org/en/

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Fixed link :) Chromium suppresses the https:// bit and only shows kde.org
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Been nearly a couple of weeks since the BB Micra had a run out, so the thermos, teabags and instant coffee and a small bar of Lindt Salted Caramel Chocolate were packed and took it on a drive around the Northumberland Countryside. It wasn't the best of afternoons for weather, but at times the light was dramatic and the sky what you might describe as brooding, and a strong cold wind.
BB Micra under the old chestnut tree
BB Micra under the old chestnut tree
BB Micra "picnic stop"
BB Micra "picnic stop"
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BB Micra got its "from time to time" run out today down to the seaside and a £10 top up of fossil at Morrisons. With this contactless stuff, the pump very nearly refused as I transposed the last two digits on my pin twice hardly ever use it now.
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Druridge bay Northumberland

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Spot the BB Micra!
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Hasn't happened to me but allegedly after 15 contactless payments you need to make a 'contact' payment to affirm that the card you are using is yours.
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That is a security procedure to limit fraudulent transactions (such as if your card was stolen). Waitrose, for their customer use handsets, will require a rescan every so often for the same reason (just in case a customer tries to get away without paying for something that they put into their basket without scanning).
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A BB Micra with a view.
A BB Micra with a view.
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
26 Sep 2020, 19:20
Been nearly a couple of weeks since the BB Micra had a run out, so the thermos, teabags and instant coffee and a small bar of Lindt Salted Caramel Chocolate were packed and took it on a drive around the Northumberland Countryside. It wasn't the best of afternoons for weather, but at times the light was dramatic and the sky what you might describe as brooding, and a strong cold wind.
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Huskyxantia wrote:
17 Nov 2020, 16:04
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
26 Sep 2020, 19:20
Been nearly a couple of weeks since the BB Micra had a run out, so the thermos, teabags and instant coffee and a small bar of Lindt Salted Caramel Chocolate were packed and took it on a drive around the Northumberland Countryside. It wasn't the best of afternoons for weather, but at times the light was dramatic and the sky what you might describe as brooding, and a strong cold wind.

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Dog looks happy in the car !
It's hanging on for dear life :)
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myglaren wrote:
17 Nov 2020, 16:11
Huskyxantia wrote:
17 Nov 2020, 16:04
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
26 Sep 2020, 19:20
Been nearly a couple of weeks since the BB Micra had a run out, so the thermos, teabags and instant coffee and a small bar of Lindt Salted Caramel Chocolate were packed and took it on a drive around the Northumberland Countryside. It wasn't the best of afternoons for weather, but at times the light was dramatic and the sky what you might describe as brooding, and a strong cold wind.

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Dog looks happy in the car !
It's hanging on for dear life :)
Are you sure you don't mean 'deer life' Steve? :-D
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BB Motoring hits 100 replies so here's our
6 bottles of wine Clio, £100 Micra
6 bottles of wine Clio, £100 Micra
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BB Micra 68,000 today!  Sank 13 litres of four star to celebrate
BB Micra 68,000 today! Sank 13 litres of four star to celebrate
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68,000? Barely run in :D

13 litres will see her good for many, many miles but i do hope it was not proper four-star... Her cat will not be happy if it was ;)

Can you even still get proper leaded four star nowadays? The last garage I saw flogging it as a specialist fuel was around 2002...
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There are typically two 'ratings' of fuel; normal and 'performance' (which has a higher whatever count).