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#20146 Banjogirl

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 16:42

I'm getting a cold. And we're off to the big Isle of Man choral competition in a couple of weeks, if the Issue of Man hasn't been completely washed away.
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Posted 01 October 2019 - 16:48

... Issue of Man hasn't been completely washed away.

 

Autocorrect, or Freudian slip? :D


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Posted 01 October 2019 - 17:21


... Issue of Man hasn't been completely washed away.

Autocorrect, or Freudian slip? :D
Oops! Stupid phone, though not, it would seem, as stupid as an iphone!
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Posted 03 October 2019 - 08:49

I have ANOTHER cold - this time its gone to my chest.


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Posted 03 October 2019 - 10:25

I have ANOTHER cold - this time its gone to my chest.


I've got one too, or a sinus infection. It's always a bit hard to tell. I hope you can put your feet up a bit.
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Posted 03 October 2019 - 13:48

minor but musical arrggh.

Kid in year 6

Me: "are you doing any music at school this year?"

Kid: "nope"


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#20152 Gordon Shumway

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 14:01

EDF: - "The problem is, like, your gasmeter reading is less than our estimate, so it thinks it's gone right round the clock, like. This is gonna take some time to sort out, like, so, best if you hang up and I get back to you in 5 minutes time, like." 


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#20153 Maizie

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 09:48

October 2018: The DVLA say 'Your driving licence expires on 31 Dec 2018, here are your renewal forms'.  I fill them in and send them off, and they are acknowledged on 9 Nov 2018 as received.  I get asked to have a specific eye test by the end of November, and I do.

While my application is under consideration, I am allowed to drive so long as nobody has said I can't, even once my licence has expired - section 88 of the Road Traffic Act allows this.  Nobody has said I can't, so January comes and driving continues completely legally.

February 2019, I get a letter from the DVLA saying they now have all the information they need to consider my case.  Not entirely sure why it's taken three months, but there you go.  All the medics should be reporting no changes, in any case.  It took them six months for them to decide on my 2015 application (the one that got me the licence that expired at the end of 2018), and, well, who knows whether the delay is at the DVLA end or the NHS end?  Hardly maters, it's all in progress now.

August 2019, I give them a call.  Just to check that I shouldn't have heard anything and e.g. it's got lost in the post.  No, all's fine, there's nothing to hear yet.  Carry on driving under section 88.

Late September 2019.  I was already aware that section 88 covers you for 12 months from application.  I email the DVLA - is this 12 months from acknowledging my application (which you did in Nov 2018), or 12 months from saying you had all you needed (which you did in Feb 2019)?  The former, they confirm.

9 October 2019.  It is now 11 months since my application was acknowledged.  I phone them up, I give them the reference number, and they say 'No change in status since you last pestered us in August'.  Fine, I say, what do I do about only having one month left under section 88?  Oh, they say, pop along to your post office and pick up a D1 (application/renewal form).  Fill it in as a medical renewal, we'll acknowledge receipt of it, and then you get another 12 months under section 88.

Which I've done this morning.  I put a note in it to explain it was to extend section 88 eligibility.  But given it took them six months to adjudicate the first time round, and given that this time round everything is 'no changes' and they've had 11 months since I told them that, and 8 months since my doctors told them that, I'm not sure they'll be able to cope with an extra bit of paper provided with a form that says the same as the form I filled in 11 months ago.  OK, I'm virtually certain they've dealt with this situation before, but they aren't inspiring confidence.

It's not really an argh, merely frustration with byzantine bureaucracy which no doubt frustrates those that work with it daily even more!


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#20154 Tenor Viol

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 12:44

Whilst still recovering from the torn Achilles' tendon, somehow this week I have acquired some sort of head cold type thing which has knocked me sideways. 


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Posted 11 October 2019 - 09:14

Stupid people!

Trying to sell a 1/4 size violin that needs some work, and people aren't reading the ad - I've had people ask all sorts of questions that are answered in it, people asking me to deliver it to them miles away or post it. Its a £10 violin - why would you want to pay for postage, or imagine I want to drive for 2 hours to get it to you! I have also had messages from people demanding I give them my phone number! I'm beginning to think I should just take it to the tip!


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Posted 11 October 2019 - 09:28

I suppose if they're willing to pay for postage then you could just send it off
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Posted 11 October 2019 - 09:30

I suppose if they're willing to pay for postage then you could just send it off

I could, but I would have to go out and buy packaging, then get take it somewhere to be posted - I doubt they would be willing to pay for my time to do that.


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#20158 mel2

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 10:00

Is it worth selling for £10?
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Posted 15 October 2019 - 16:42

My op was cancelled. Have had 3 assessment appts, 4 lots of blood taken, starved 18hrs and sat in a waiting room 8 hrs before a nurse came and said no can do.
Somewhat hacked-off, having cancelled all lessons for this week so losing a week's pay, and will do again when they get round to summoning me back.
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Posted 15 October 2019 - 17:07

My op was cancelled. Have had 3 assessment appts, 4 lots of blood taken, starved 18hrs and sat in a waiting room 8 hrs before a nurse came and said no can do.
Somewhat hacked-off, having cancelled all lessons for this week so losing a week's pay, and will do again when they get round to summoning me back.

Oh Mel - that’s awful. I’m so sorry.
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