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Old 19-09-14
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Lucky you! We have loads of frogs, Toads and Newts everywhere but no hedgehogs that either of us has seen. We haven't seen any hogs for maybe 2 years now.

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That's cos I've got them all. Hardly a night goes by without my little dog finding them on her last outing. She is very good and never goes too close to them to scare them. I have a good laugh when she finds a frog. Noses it and it jumps scaring hell out of her.

Congrats on the hard work Pops. Sure looks good and you must enjoy sitting out there and downing a cupper.
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David watching the £££££ adding up as he fills the campervan with petrol. We get 23mpg on a good day.

Note - he's not wearing a hat. A hatless David, a rare sight so enjoy the haircut - he did it himself.



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And here's some other chap going into the shop to pay for his petrol (and buy a few other treats, sweets, crisps etc).



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23mpg, my God that would break me. I get 42mpg from my Renault Scenic (petrol) and she is 14 years old. I'm surprised David has any hair to cut. Seeing the £££££s rolling up on that pump would make any ones hair fall out.
Don't you just hate having to wait at a petrol station for a free pump, knowing the car owner in front is doing their weekly shop.
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23mpg, my God that would break me. I get 42mpg from my Renault Scenic (petrol) and she is 14 years old. I'm surprised David has any hair to cut. Seeing the s rolling up on that pump would make any ones hair fall out.
Don't you just hate having to wait at a petrol station for a free pump, knowing the car owner in front is doing their weekly shop.
Yeah I know what you mean about the mileage. We also have a RAV 4 and that's almost 18 yrs old. Still going strong and useful in snow and ice for getting up the hill and across town - but it doesn't have beds, a kitchen, fridge, cooker, loo, wardrobe, food cupboards, spare shoes and comfortable seats with room to move about.

We've had this particular camper since 1996, bought it when it was just a few months old, a demo and at a reduced price. We use the camper most of the time as it's just SO cosy and comfortable. We don't go so far these days and don't stay overnight so much but we wouldn't like to be without it. It's on a Peugeot Boxer base with an Elddis living area.

There wasn't a queue at the filling station. We got lucky... it cost Just 58 today as the tank was already near enough half full. It's been the MOT, servicing, new tyres, new cam belt and new water pump that 'brightened' him up a tad.

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Is that 58 Euros? Which would equal $73.??
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Is that 58 Euros? Which would equal $73.??
No, I meant it cost £58 Sterling.

That £58 (sterling) would give us approximately half a tank. Petrol is approximately £1.32 per litre at the moment ... varies according to which garage you use. There's one place where we can get it for £1.29 per litre but it's about 30 miles away so not worth the distance.

Either way it's a silly price but the alternative is to stay at home and never go anywhere so we just fill up and try to get around as much as our cranky old bodies allow. There's no need to travel long distances to enjoy a day out - no need to get out of the camper and walk around much either, it can be nice just to sit in there, brew up a hot drink or food and watch the world go by.


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Tom, I just checked with David and yesterday's petrol was £130.9p per litre.

You might also be interested in this link,
which shows the latest average prices for petrol and diesel in our area.


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