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Sea Dog

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  1. Supermarket prices, and hence those of others, were influence hugely by competition with Asda who usually led the way on low fuel prices. It seems that the new owners of Asda akready owned the largest fleet of petrol stations in the country. The potential conflict of interest was raised by motoring bodies, but was dismissed. So now we see the likes of Texaco, not noticeably keen to be highly competitive on price in the past, being amongst the first in the slow bicycle race to reduce fuel prices.
  2. You can run, but you can't hide...!
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  4. I believe bought their last ever tin of Andy Russell Gunwale Black at 50 quid a wee while back. No wonder Nick thought there might be an opening...!
  5. After the third time the pump out machine at Kingswood Junction accepted my card but didn't go on to do the job, I stopped being a card carrying member. Take your boat to somewhere you can pay someone for a pump out you actually receive rather than take the risk at a CRT machine would be my advice.
  6. We arrived at a similar time last year and didn't get through. Instead, we spent an unexpected night at the bottom of the locks and it was an absolute delight. The Watford lock staff were also a delight.
  7. Utter madness! They'll be stopping the railway ticket office staff from driving trains next...!
  8. As British as a chap in baggy shorts and long socks - I refer to the honourable gentleman to the motion picture "Ice Cold in Alex".
  9. Sea Dog

    Ashby Canal

    It'll be the draught... ...although the stuff in bottles can have the same effect.
  10. There's me thinking you'd missed a colon in your thread title... Yorkshire: TV very soon. Very nearly got t'os out and galloped for t'border!
  11. The shelf is 'orrible opposite there too. Best left in the wake imho.
  12. Second only to retiring to somewhere warm to drink ice cold beer.
  13. Beautifully explained! Even I get it now...
  14. Owned by Bristol Zoo, so actually they're moving just a few miles to the west as opposed to being evicted. Much better access being opposite Cribbs Causeway on the M5, which will be good if the elephants want to go to John Lewis or TGI Friday's, to pop for a day at the seaside or, like me, to travel to their narrowboat moored on the Shroppie... bringing us nicely back on topic!
  15. I'd have thought they'd use a dye to identify the leak like they do in car Aircon. Not much chance of seeing a gas leak without I'd have thought. In order to identify the where the bar is regarding little cost, what did it cost?
  16. And the Zoo has been ruining the Clifton house prices since 1836, so sellers are in for one heck of windfall! Where are the howler monkeys going though: that's what I want to know! Not In My Back Yard, thank you very much!
  17. Well there's 5 minutes of my life I won't get back. If boaters are even a small part of the target audience, it's very well hidden.
  18. A wee dram of @mrsmelly wisdom could be poured here, methinks...?
  19. Us too. We were somewhat surprised that it closed at 5pm in the height of summer though, and found ourselves wishing we'd not spent time in their restaurant which might have allowed us to see everything we wanted to. I'd prefer a zoo visit to be a relaxed wander, but Chester needs a bit more effort if you're to leave without feeling you've been despatched early... in my opinion.
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  21. Ah, that explains a lot. I'm never sure whether I'm disappointed most to find it closed or open. Open tempts me to give it another chance, only to be just as disappointed as I would have been to find it closed!
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