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22 minutes ago, chrisp65 said:

Right, no idea on street names, there’s a line of shops that includes an HSBC, Nationwide, Cafe Niro and Costa. Elevated above that on the main road through is an independent coffee shop (maybe called Gallery) and an interior design nick nack shop. The interior design woman has Farrow & Ball.

Superb description. 

There's a few independent coffee shops/cafes thereabouts. I think the 'Gallery' is Gallery 36 - which is a bar/restaurant that used to be Olivers (and has gone by various names) and it would be on Belle Vue Terrace (i.e. the A49 in that little section of Gt Malvern).

Have you gone and had a look at the Rose Bank Gardens a few hundred yards up the road?

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A sculpture by Pytel of two buzzards, which he has said will be his last major art-work, was installed in Rosebank Gardens, Great Malvern in November 2012.

 

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Nope not done the gardens, that would be skiving. A coffee with someone, that’s networking!

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1 minute ago, chrisp65 said:

Nope not done the gardens, that would be skiving. A coffee with someone, that’s networking!

:)

It's art & culture. Two minutes walk - just past Lloyds and The Mount Pleasant. Sculpture looks even better in the dark when lit up (so organise a meeting in late afternoon in Nov/Dec).

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When people try and justify why I am obligated to do something with rationale that suggests I owe it to them, when the reality is they are asking me a favour.

Just ask me politely and with the mutual understanding that it is a request that you want for yourself and not a duty I have to be responsible for. Makes all the difference.

More often than not I'll be happy to help you achieve whatever I can, being of service can be rewarding when the beneficiary of my efforts allows me freedom and respect.

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7 hours ago, chrisp65 said:

That whole route, Monmouth, Goodrich, Ross with Malvern hills off to the side is pretty much my regular commute, minimum twice a week.

I shake up my days by sometimes using the drive through Starbucks outside Ross and sometimes using Strensham services.

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Google Maps Street View is seriously getting on my tits today

the ever increasing bugbear of it launching me inside someones shop, really don't care, then there's the every growing numbers of silly user uploaded panoramas that you can't get out of but today's main thing is is keeps putting me in a time machine back to 2008 when I want the 2019 view, that was happening all morning, so I'd push it back to the latest available, which is a pain but now I've returned from lunch its taken away all the 2019 street views that were there this morning

Grrrrrrr!

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48 minutes ago, bickster said:

Google Maps Street View is seriously getting on my tits today

the ever increasing bugbear of it launching me inside someones shop, really don't care, then there's the every growing numbers of silly user uploaded panoramas that you can't get out of but today's main thing is is keeps putting me in a time machine back to 2008 when I want the 2019 view, that was happening all morning, so I'd push it back to the latest available, which is a pain but now I've returned from lunch its taken away all the 2019 street views that were there this morning

Grrrrrrr!

Stop pissing about on Street View and get some work done! :)

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3 minutes ago, Xela said:

Stop pissing about on Street View and get some work done! :)

It is work!🤣

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Having to register for a code on the dvla website so I can rent a car in england

My German missus doesn't need to, she can just turn up with her german driving license but I can't turn up with my UK one I need more 

How's that work?! 

And then you have register with an online identity company, download their app, scan in a photo, scan in your passport, answer lots of questions... Not a **** chance

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11 minutes ago, villa4europe said:

Having to register for a code on the dvla website so I can rent a car in england

My German missus doesn't need to, she can just turn up with her german driving license but I can't turn up with my UK one I need more 

How's that work?! 

Because the German version of the DVLA doesn't care about the privacy of your wife's information would be my guess.

The code is given to you so that you can share your information with who you choose to share it and only them. The code expires quite quickly and can only be used once. It's a pain but it's to protect your data

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It’s so they can check for points etc as a replacement for the paper part

i would guess that the Germans have an alternative system as she has never had a paper part

the dvla website says the hire company can check it over the phone on the day, going with that option instead

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3 hours ago, villa4europe said:

It’s so they can check for points etc as a replacement for the paper part

i would guess that the Germans have an alternative system as she has never had a paper part

the dvla website says the hire company can check it over the phone on the day, going with that option instead

No thats the reason the car hirers want to get access to your information, that has no bearing on the code, the code is to protect your information

You'd be better off supplying them with the code, have you ever tried to actually speak to someone at the DVLA? Give them the code, job done, get them to phone up and you'll be waiting and then possibly waiting some more and then in all probability waiting some more.

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18 hours ago, bickster said:

It is work!🤣

It's not just me that has to use it for work and hates it then!

Looking inside the shops can actually be useful for me, but I'm with you that most of the time that it just drives you mad pinging to completely the wrong place.

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I've recently mentioned this in another thread, but Vaping.

It's the fact that most vapers feel it's ok to treat it like some sort of a fashion statement. It's not the 80s and that's not a Marlboro.  Respectable business people walking around in suits, sucking on a mobile phone sized, dildo-like looking device. It's not cool.

Wanna stink of plastic combined with watermelon and raspberries? Have a hubba bubba and get that shit away from me. 
 

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1 minute ago, Mic09 said:

I've recently mentioned this in another thread, but Vaping.

It's the fact that most vapers feel it's ok to treat it like some sort of a fashion statement. It's not the 80s and that's not a Marlboro.  Respectable business people walking around in suits, sucking on a mobile phone sized, dildo-like looking device. It's not cool.

Wanna stink of plastic combined with watermelon and raspberries? Have a hubba bubba and get that shit away from me. 
 

Are you scared of kettles too?

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Just now, bickster said:

Are you scared of kettles too?

terrified. 

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36 minutes ago, Mic09 said:

I've recently mentioned this in another thread, but Vaping.

coming soon to the American politics / guns thread

6 deaths this year linked to vaping, murmurs of investigations and bans coming

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24 minutes ago, villa4europe said:

coming soon to the American politics / guns thread

6 deaths this year linked to vaping, murmurs of investigations and bans coming

Such a nonsense story too. From what I've seen, all the deaths are linked to poorly home-made juice rather than the stuff manufactured to regulations. 

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1 hour ago, choffer said:

Such a nonsense story too. From what I've seen, all the deaths are linked to poorly home-made juice rather than the stuff manufactured to regulations. 

I doubt there are deaths directly caused by vaping, but that's not to say that it's not bad for you.

As mentioned, it's treated like a fashion statement with all the vape shops and juices. It's treated like it's a healthy alternative to smoking. Inhaling that crap cannot be good for your lungs and we have few long term studies to see how bad it actually is.

But regardless of health risks (I couldn't give a crap if you want to give yourself cancer, it's your choice) it's just fu***** stupid. 

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