Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Monday, January 21, 2019
Saturday, January 19, 2019
I get up early, there is a lot todo today.
I head around my Grandads to clear somethings out and take some things to others that may need them. The house is eerily empty, knowing after after all these years it will be emptied and then the end, the end of where I grew up.
There are a few plants I will be digging up before the house gets handed back to the council.
As ever the MX5 and trailer come in handy, and off to my uncles I go with this, another load to the tip and so on.
Later in the day there is just enough time to put right what the dealer did wrong on my dad’s car and it needs doing now not later. The oil filter they fitted at the last service is leaking oil but why? And look at this.
What a write pain to get out. Mine was so much easier, considering it is meant to be the same engine. What I get the one that is fitted out, when the fitter put it in, the top o-ring was incorrectly done. I fit the new one, put new o-rings on it and put all the gubbings back on above the oil filter. Unlike on mine where the access is easier this is a pain.
So here is the engine in my dad’s car and
This is mine. I have a aluminium intake, hence it is silver.
Next I change my wheels. Why I here you ask?
Well this is the car before with its 18ich alloy wheels on.
And these are VAG alloy wheels of a size that are fitted to the superb if you a have Greenline or low spec or business car version.
So the 16” wheels give you more rubber between the wheel and the road which improves ride quality, a whole 2” of rubber that would be. But this also means when you hit a pot hole there is enough rubber to take the punishment without killing the tyre. They are slightly thinner, that is 1” thinner, which improve MPG, hence they are fitted to the Greenline versions, and also road noise is reduced inside the cabin. Most of all though they are cheaper, so rather than £130 quid each for the 18” tyres, these 16” premium brand Goodyear 4 Season tyres are £82. You can use the 16” wheels with snow chains too.
And so I change them one by one.
Some time later and the car looks like this.
Not as good as the 18” wheels but then I won’t see them from inside the car.
And look at that tread.
ooh look at that.
Can you see what it is I’m looking at?
And with that I pack up. I’m tired, very tired. In fact I go home and then head to the fish and chip shop where I get haddock and chips. Luckily I had no dinner today so I have managed to stay below the calorie allowance line. Yippppee and go to bed for a while before getting back up.
Friday, January 18, 2019
Michelin pull out of their Scottish manufacturing facility. So another tyre firm leaves the UK, that now only leaves Pirelli and Avon tyre made in Briton, should you want to buy tyres that provide work in or country and tyres that are made with environment concerns in hand.
For me I head to the place with many solar panel on the roof which they don’t brag about. But I have come once more not for the snow.
The bag goes down, along with my trousers, and on with my swimming gear.
Yeah I have done well this week. 60 lengths every night, that is 1.5KM every night! Yeahh I have slept well and can’t wait for bed tonight either.
Thursday, January 17, 2019
When I get home, from swimming, the Post Office Have Beaten me to it.
Inside the box is the new modem to go with my new connection next week.
Yep it a cheapo one. But
Not as cheap as it might have been, at least it has 4 ports although it is only single band 2.5Ghz. I’ll actually be sticking with my ancient but great BT Hub 3.
Tonight I to the pub with my parents for tea. I have a pizza which oddly, because of my swimming keeps me below my calorie count for the day. Phew.
Monday, January 14, 2019
Today is the first day, the first day of the crash calorie diet, well for me. And also the start of something else.
So to do the something else I have come here.
Not for this.
But to be confined to the grubby Snowdome changing rooms at their swimming pool. The changing rooms are crap, the showers are crap, the swimming pool is okay though.
Friday, January 11, 2019
I made, its always a dash, but here I am, I’m at the electrified station without any electrified trains.
An oil burning comes, and I get on it, it would be mad to wait for an electric one, that would be a wait, that would be, but the wires look smart.
I’m heading south, and hence the empty seats, its Friday night and everyone will be heading north from Birmingham, but thats not where I’m going.
I’m going to my favourite pub with many pulls.
And here I am joined, by friends, we sit, we chat, we drink, life is happy here, life is good. I don’t want to leave, but we will have to I guess.
On the train I get, off the train I get, I pee, I walk and I keep walking and yes I’m strong, I don’t nip into the curry house. Wow unbelievable.
"Nowhere Near The End Of the Rainbow"