smog is air pollution, TTid. combination of dust from sahara, air pollution from Europe and local pollution. Red sahara sand all over my car today!
mind you, it was 20 degrees when I left Reading earlier. only11 degrees (and raining) when I got home
can't believe your families haven't met Oscar. bit sad really... I know they don't come out to visit.
I am mid panic. I am remortgaging and haven't received March payslip. They want it because they need the whole year's total for tax etc (as I can't wait for my P60 because that won't arrive in time). It definitely hasn't been delivered. Work are saying it was sent... And they can't send me a copy. ARSE!! last year's P60 shows me working 3 days a week so the total doesn't tally up with what I am on now. WHY IS IT ALWAYS SO DIFFICULT!? I have a whole year of payslips, with the exception of June 2013. Why don't I have June 2013?? I don't know. But seriously - you would have thought that would be enough. But no - they want March's. WHY!?!?!? and why hasn't it arrived. I have been watching the post like a hawk...
you only pay to come into Wales. and no - there is no way of getting a discount. you can pay for a TAG which works out cheaper if you do multiple trips in one day (couriers etc I guess). but there isn't any way of paying less than £6.40 a day...
anyway caro, i would rather pay for prescriptions and not have to pay £6.40 every time i drive over the bridge from England!! i used to work in Bristol but there is no way i could afford to do that any longer with the bridge toll being £6.40 a day!! and they are talking about building an M4 relief road through Newport which would be a toll road. apparently it would then make this stretch of road through S Wales the most expensive in Europe with the bridge cost and then the tolls. joy!!
our waiting times are absolutely hideous down here. was going to be a year for a counselling appt for me on the NHS.
not sure free prescriptions are what means our wait times are so long. i don't think it's that simple. it is horrific though. once i start my new job i won't have private healthcare any longer (although the kids still will as they are covered under T's). i shall very much miss it (but won't be able to afford to cover myself privately).
as for the cottages thing - i think they all vary caro. i always take 1 loo roll, small bottle of washing up liquid / few dishwasher and washing machine tablets / one kitchen roll / rubber gloves / kitchen spray with me. that way if they are there, it doesn't matter, and if there aren't any, i've got enough for a few days till i can get to a shop.