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  1. Lucky you. I've been pestering the Mrs since early feb to book it and she just kept putting it aside. Still a waiting game for me and trying to find a loophole to get money back for the hol in June
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    Im almost 95% i had it. No underlying issues. It was the same day the first case was confirmed locally with someone NOT have travelled to the affected countries. That case happened to be only a couple of miles from me. I went through the motions with 111 / GP and got spat out with no help to say the least. The cold symptoms are not bad, the cough though, oh my. My abs were absolutely sore from coughing that much. My lungs were so bad, I'd wake at night coughing into my pillow. It lasted 2.5 weeks all in (i borrowed the mrs blue inhaler / inhaled eucalyptus oils / ingested soothers to get me through it). Its way to much coincidence for this to occur the same day as the said case, and considering the last time i had a cold was December 2018. If it wasn't corona, it was the worst chesty cough I've ever had.
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    Cheers for the advice fellas. I'll definitely create a tactic menu and use some of the tactics for the future.
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    I wont be scared to admit this, working frim home plays a huge part on my mental health (and not for the better).
  5. £400 odd for travel insurance atm. Thats the cheapest.
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    That is precisely what will need to happen, some local authorities have already agreed the tempro growth factor approach. To be honest, i didn't think anyone would know what i was talking about, they never do!
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    The mrs didnt book travel insurance for Dubai in summer. Countless warnings later and its too late. 2k down if its all still like this in 10 weeks. As a transport planner we cant so any new jobs either due to not being able to undertake speed or traffic flow surveys (due to little to no traffic on the road) earliest we can resume business as normal is September the earliest. Sucks x a million
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    Evening drives when working from home are absolutely essential.
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    No idea, i didnt go to gym (observed daily updates via instagram). And i didnt go because of corona, i was just lazy ha. Ive been working from home wince Tuesday last week. All i can say to those who are /will be doing the same is wow, prepare to battle with your sanity. I've annoyed the Mrs atleast 2 million times since and eaten way more than i should. On the plus side, i painted my fences / pressure washed my rear garden on the weekend in preparation for it being the only outdoor area we could go to for a while. The lockdown is inevitable really.
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    To add the above, how did it this take this long to close gyms! Absolutely ideal environment to spread the virus. I could have potentially had it 3 weeks ago but i will never know. My GP and 111 were absolutely useless and didnt want to know because I had not travelled abroad. Im 31. Fit and healthy. It wrote off my lungs big time and i am still recovering 3 weeks on.
  11. You love a bit of red dont you! What are your aims with it? Power aims more so..
  12. We have just taken out travel insurance for a prebooked holiday to Dubai in June. Its costing us circa £100 for 2 adults and a 7month old!! Absolute premium. Also, unless there is a travel ban by the FCO issued for your destination, good luck finding cover for coronavirus in general
  13. Time Left: 4 days and 14 hours

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    2012 Mk6 Golf R Manual (last year of production) Black 118k HPI Clear 2 original keys (1 brand new and never used) 3 former keepers (including me) V5 present This is basically my second Mk6 I have owned now (certainly not my last). Service History breakdown 16,786miles – VW Main Dealer – Cambridge -12.02.2012 36,197miles – VW Main Dealer – Buntingford – 11.09.2013 55,797miles – VW Main Dealer – Buntingford 04.06.2014 88,084miles – VW Main Dealer – Leicester – 25.04.2016 93,112miles – Brand new clutch and dual mass flywheel installed by D & F Autos 97,140miles – VW Specialist – TVS Wednesbury – 16.09.2017 (inc timing belt / new water pump, and full service) – receipt from TPS included for parts used and part numbers. 102,550miles – VW Specialist – Revolution Liverpool – 22.02.2018 104,939miles – VW Main Dealer – Oldham – 26.05.2018 – Full service Including Haldex oil Serviced since then by myself using Millers nano oil / Bosch or MANN filters, general servicing items from Awesome GTI (Cam follower kit, etc) – all receipts included. I have owned the car since 104,939 miles and the car has had 4 oil changes already within my ownership. (Just been serviced again at 115k) MOT until 14/05/2020 Engine: Inlet walnut blasted by R-tech to dicarbon the valves, etc (pics for proof or before and after) 4No brand new injectors installed costing £600 + - 2 done by R-tech in Coventry – 2 bought from Awesome GTi in Irlam by myself (have receipts for all four). Brand new REVO intake supplied by Progressive Parts and installed by R-tech – pics and receipts for proof (costing £300) Exhaust – Full turbo back Milltek 3 inch system with a de-cat and no resonators – Stealth edition with black tips – sound absolutely amazing, has to be heard. Pops and bangs here and there but not an intentional pops and bangs map. Cost circa £1,000 – receipt included New Audi RS4 Fuel pressure regulator (130bar) New Audi R8 Coil pack - fitted by R-tech New Revised yellow dipstick – supplied by R-tech New Diverter valve (rev G) – supplied and fitted by R-tech LOBA High pressure fuel pump with new cam follower installed (bought from Awesome GTi in Irlam – have receipt. Whilst at R-tech, I had them remove the oil sump, fit a new pick up pipe as well as a new drain plug. All the paper work is included in the sale which backs up the cars history and maintenance. In addition to the above, the car was remapped at R-tech - 360hp / 400ftlb – Laminated graph for proof as well as receipts for 2 visits. 4no brand new Michelin Pilot Sport4S (PS4s) were installed in 2019. Each corner was balanced and 3D tracking and alignment done at the same time. Brembo brake pads fitted to the rear unsure of the spec of the front brakes. Recent service at 115k comprising an oil filter change, Millers NANO oil fill up as well as the installation of a new cam follower including new studs. (peace of mind for new buyers) – receipts included Mileage - 118k and counting – used as my daily driver so will go up. If this mileage concerns you, go and buy a lower mileage one that will probably need new injectors soon or drives like crap. I have spent a lot on the performance and maintained this car and know just how well it drives and how reliable it is so no low blow offers. Other notes - The car includes the Black Pack and Winter Pack from factory which comprise the 19 inch wheels not the 18 inch wheels, black headlights (look way better than the silver headlights), directional bi-Zenon headlights package which adjust around corners, full black leather heated interior, factory tinted windows, and more. It also includes the Bluetooth phone ready system from factory allowing you to connect your phone and play your own playlists etc. Bad points – small issue with the key fob buttons not working. I've had it checked by VW - They made me buy a brand new key costing £300 as they wouldn't examine the car with one of the keys being an aftermarket key (i bought it like this). Anyhow, i finally got 2 original keys, got them recoded by VW (another circa 70 quid) and the buttons still didn't work. Everything works as it should when locking / unlocking the car manually, which points me to it being the door module in the door and not the comfort control module. In any instance, it’s an inexpensive fix and has been factored into the price. I just unlock and lock it manually. The wheels could do with a refurb but are not that bad. There is a small bump on the rear bumper where the paint has flaked off and some general stone chips here and there but does polish out nicely using AutoGlym polish. Any inspection welcome. Preferably with cold start and daylight so you can view the car properly. £9,800 no offers


    - GB

  14. A Mk6 R in white was stolen near me 2 days ago (article on Manchester evening news). They also took another Golf from the same house
  15. They are indeed. He was with Jacob from "Jacob & Co" the other day. Jacob mentioned that Drake bought a watch off him not so long ago. What does Drake go and include in his latets video?? Footage of the purchase from the main man Jacob himself!
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