Marckeyh, on 08 June 2011 - 11:46 AM, said:
I'm not British, but live in England for 10 years, will that do?
I think the weather has been pretty good lately, a lot better than last year.
I hate it that everything is getting so expensive lately! Petrol is at £1.369/liter and rising, gas and electric will go up soon, as Johnny mentioned.
My car insurance will go up by 20% probably... Trains are too expensive and always run late
I could rant on for hours!
Yeah, but surely you must be able to appreciate the beauty of the British countryside- it isn't flat!
You are right about the trains though- that is a legacy of decades of underinvestment by successive governments. Although there has been a hell of a lot of investment in the last 2 decades, our railways still need to improve. But heck- at least in a British train you don't have to sit on seats that are covered in green PVC!
Car insurance- don't get me started there. My previous car got written off by some ***ker who tried to steal it. He was so inept that he damaged 3 doors, broke a window and then the steering lock, but didn't know how to hot-wire it. He tried to do it through the fusebox then opened the bonnet to try to do it that way.
It was an old Nissan Sunny and the locks could probably have been picked easily using a piece of wet string. So I am not looking forward to renewal time- as if an insurance company has to pay out once they seem to expect to recoup their money every time you renew. So I bought an old Ford Escort as an emergency replacement (surprisingly its actually a pretty good car)n and someone, probably the same person, prized open the rear door and did the same. Not noticing that it was fitted with an immobiliser which would have made it very difficult to hotwire, and a fitted radio cassette which would only be of use to another Ford owner. Luckily this time the only damage was to that one door so I didn't bother claiming. I do have to put up with a dent that he made with his knee when he bent the top of the door back, and it leaks where we couldn't get it to bend back enough to achieve an effective seal.
Bugger, spent so long typing this that I have cremated the pizza I was cooking.