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Former Member10/10/2018 21:14:04
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fly boy310/10/2018 22:18:39
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Nice one Percy, what an inviting picture, I could eat that now even if it it 10pm. You cannot beat a full English and I m Wesh lol. Cheers

Jon - Laser Engines10/10/2018 22:52:23
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Im half tempted to call in sick tomorrow and head on up there. Only a 7 hour drive :D

Geoff S10/10/2018 23:57:40
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Well, the meat eaters often looked with envy at our vegetarian Christmas dinner when we stayed at Patterdale YHA for the festive season as we did for quite a few years These days it's quite rare for our diet not to be catered for even in the Lakes though I laud small enterprises wherever they are especially in places like the national parks where jobs can be thin on the ground for locals.

I suppose I'd have to have 2 puddings


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cymaz11/10/2018 06:40:31
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Looks good PV...” eat, drink and be merry. For tomorrow you may diet.”

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Graham R11/10/2018 07:44:06
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Only one thing missing on the breakfast table - freshly made English mustard.

Former Member11/10/2018 07:49:26
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Former Member11/10/2018 08:36:38
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Kim Taylor11/10/2018 08:54:45
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Posted by Percy Verance on 11/10/2018 08:36:38:


Further to your comment regarding jobs/employment in the Lakes. I think we're fairly fortunate in that we have one of the lowest rates of unemployment in the country. I think it presently stands at about 2 or 3%. Indeed, Sainsbury's have very recently opened a new store in the nearest town to me, and that is estimated to have provided around 250 new jobs. Our local newspaper at the minute seems to have a couple of pages of job vacancies every week, so things aren't as bad here as they perhaps are in large city areas.

Just glancing at last week's local paper Geoff, there are job vacancies in Engineering, Teaching/Education, Local Authorities, Civil Engineering, Tourism etc......

Edited By Percy Verance on 11/10/2018 08:43:33

That's just mad - but good, obviously.

Down here in Sussex, pretty much any 'job' advertised in the paper would be a call centre, care worker or other similar service industry. And all at minimum wage, or whatever it's called nowadays.sad


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Cuban811/10/2018 09:45:18
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Interesting price list photo - similar fare here in N.Essex would be something like 20% more expensive. £10-£12 per hour for unskilled labour............not in this neck of the woods I can assure you. Minimum wage more like. The exception was a job for a lavatory cleaner (public conveniences) that was recently advertised by the local council.........full time £10 per hour.

My wife works in the NHS, she's not medically trained but has considerable experience and knowledge of  healthcare management and protocols and seeing that patients receive the best and most appropriate care..................salary wise she'd do better as a cleaner and with a lot less worry.  Very wrong.


Edited By Cuban8 on 11/10/2018 09:59:41

Mowerman11/10/2018 10:27:44
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All that place needs now is a flying field next door then it would be perfect.

Bob Burton11/10/2018 10:32:41
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Posted by Percy Verance on 11/10/2018 07:49:26:

They do in fact offer alternative menus, both vegetarian and glutton free.

Edited By Percy Verance on 11/10/2018 08:12:31

I am going to assume that was deliberate.

Or was it ?

Former Member11/10/2018 11:08:10
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Kim Taylor11/10/2018 14:05:55
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Don't get me started on the roads Percy.

One particular pothole on a road I drive along a lot has got so big that the other day, when it was raining hard and a puddle hid the pothole, a newish BMW went down the pothole and lost its entire nearside front wheel and suspension arm, which was laying in the road next to the car.

Big bill for the council coming up, but they can't afford to fix the hole!!!

When I was younger we used to mock the state of roads in rural France - the boot is on the other foot now.


p.s. My daughter, at her last job, which she left recently was paid less than £6 per hour when you worked it out, although she did get accommodation included for which she had to pay all household bills.

She often started at 4 a.m. and often wouldn't be finished until 9 in the evening on the same day, having driven an HGV to and from wherever the meet was that day. A professional truck driver wouldn't have been allowed to do those hours!

You will have guessed that she was classed as working in the agricultural industry - in fact she was looking after the farmers horses.

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Cuban811/10/2018 15:27:01
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TBH, it's swings and roundabouts. My daughter and son-in-law live near Burton, S.Derbyshire, and we see them once a month. the cost of living for some things is cheaper than E.Anglia - petrol and diesel, eating out, second hand cars, dare I mention houses and rent? On the other hand I like living near the coast, easy access to London is handy for some.

Traffic round here is getting steadily worse because of crazy levels of house building to cater for exiles from London, which puts pressure on the trains, roads and just about everything else.

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