LATEST MOAN FROM YOU AND ME 2019

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    Yes, the M20 always seemed to be much better than the M2. So why are they messing around with it? Are they putting in parking spaces on it? :whistle: :heehee:
     
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      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      I think it's all part of the great plan, find somewhere where the traffic flows reasonably well and slow it down, in an effort to force us all off the road.
       
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        To misquote Shakespeare, "Now is the season of my discontent" as I'm covered in bites :doh:. It happens every year when the harvesting season, in the garden, is on. I picked beans, rhubarb, blackberries, plums and windfall apples.

        As I always seem to get bitten I wrap up properly. Long trousers tucked into my socks, long sleeved shirt tucked in and neck done up but they still get me. I don't see anything flying or crawling and never find any evidence of insects apart from the bites.

        Since yesterday I now have eleven bites all over my body. :sad: One of the bites is through my trousers, my socks and my pressure stockings (have had to wear them for years) and another is on my bum :whistle:. All the bites eventually turn into blisters but they have stopped itching by that stage. :phew:

        We travel all over the world and I never get bitten (even in jungles and rain forests) but August and September here is a bad time for me.
         
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          Hi @shiney. Sorry to hear of your dilemna. Have you tried taking an antihistamine a day? It works for mossies here. We don't get them where we live but I used to take them when we holidayed here at the coast.
           
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            Thanks @Victoria but I don't take any drugs at all. Most of them either don't work for me or cause me problems. The doc has stopped giving me any drugs or injections unless there's an emergency. Homoeopathic ones work well for me but they only work after I've been bitten. :heehee:
             
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              You can check for roadworks in your area for up to 12 months in advance. Road closures require 3 months notice, so I check what's planned locally each week, plus check my routes in advance of drop offs at rail/coach stations, etc. so no surprises on the route.

              roadworks.org - Live and planned traffic disruptions
               
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                pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                After zooming in all it says is multiple closures in this area, pretty much everywhere near me.

                i'm guessing these are the planned ones, the ones where the odd service company decides to have a rummage around are not on there, all jobs now seem to require a complete road closure, which is fine, if they actually got on with it but they dont, half the time they have no one working there, they are having a far too easy ride, unlike us, and the county councils should get it sorted and clamp down hard on them.
                 
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                  Went to the hospital today, was there around an hour, cost £2 for parking.

                  But you know me, always looking on the bright side:smile:

                  At least its keeping the CEO of the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells health trust from queueing up at the soup kitchen.:smile:
                   
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                    Ask Boris for a refund from his 1.8bn NHS fund
                     
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                      @shiney ...Re bites...got a corker on the back of my left lower leg..got ankle the size Wales..:gaah:

                      That was my first moan...

                      Second moan...My darling furry lad Archibald chased a mouse into the house..I barricaded it in the snug then gave it every chance to leave of it's own accord...not a chance...soooo it was served up a 'nice blue 'meal and a trap loaded with peanut butter...went out came back..thought there had been a power cut:scratch:...checked the trip switch and it had duly 'switched'..turned it back on ''Bang''...behind the fire place in the snug is a plug socket...
                      Annnnywayyyy..to cut a long story short..the only way to suss it was to remove the whole fire surround...i wouldn't mind but it's the only room that doesn't need decorating :mad:...Sure enough the little git had bitten through the cable...:catapult: It sounds drastic removing the fire place but It's a good job I did because the wires were sparking away like a good un...All disconnected now :phew: Ey but still no sign of the mouse:rolleyespink:...got some stamina that little twerp...
                       
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                        :D Thought this only happened in cartoons!
                         
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                          We always have a full road closure, as lots of drivers do not or don't want to slow down, so it's safer the shut the road, I know how it feels like to have a driver fly past you with out slowing down one bit when out walking, it's so dangerous out there now we don't walk the roads, been hit on the arm by wing mirrors a few times and we have both had to jump into a ditch or get hit, so I with a road closure for safety until people slow down
                           
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                            Ey If only...I have visions of this little prat wearing shorts and a cape thinking he is super mouse..having said that chewing through 240Volts and still surviving there's summat weird going on:th scifD36:
                             
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                                @Sheal Thanks. :blue thumb: Something similar has been on sale here for a few years. I tried it but it didn't help as our bugs are too canny for it. They bite without being noticed and then the soreness and itchiness doesn't start for about five hours. By then it's too late :wallbanging:
                                 
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