Posted 30 November 2007 - 06:51 AM
What is a foo foo cruise, it sounds fab
Posted 30 November 2007 - 10:23 AM
I remember when gasoline for my car was 25 cents a gallon!
I could always fill my Chevy up for less than $5.
If we are playing "I REMEMBER" Here's one for my fellow Brits........
DO YOU REMEMBER SPENDING FARTHINGS.....I DO!!!!!!!!!
There were four farthings (they had the little wren bird on the back) to an old penny.
When I used to stay with my Nanna if she had a good bit of money in her purse I would get a penny to go to the sweet shop with but if it was the end of the week and money was scarse I would only get a Farthing.
There's a old nursery rhyme that goes.......
Christmas is coming and the geese are getting fat
Please put a penny in the old mans hat.
If you aint got a penny a farthing will do
If you aint got a farthing THEN GOD BLESS YOU.
Showing my age Margaret........
Posted 30 November 2007 - 10:24 AM
Posted 30 November 2007 - 10:35 AM
About 75% IS TAX !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted 30 November 2007 - 11:46 PM
Posted 01 December 2007 - 08:47 AM
We have a Landrover freelander 4x4, it runs on diesel so we get about 38-40 miles per gallon......not so bad. I suppose that there will come a time when we down size to a smaller car ( but not just yet ) in the summer we like to go car booting and so we need the room to cart our goods.
Over here parking is the problem. Our car parks are so expensive....
The out of town retail outlets are free but they charge you by the hour in our City centre. My Husband and I work a 5hour shift in the week and it costs us over £6 or $12 to park the car.... Toooooooooooooo much out of a days wages ( we split it and pay half each )
Sunday they charge you a flat rate of £2 for the day, thats ok but it can take you upto three quaters of an hour to get out of the place.
I can see a time when all our City centres have a conjestion charge like London.
Posted 01 December 2007 - 12:58 PM
I am all for it!
Sorry, got to watch Strictly Come Dancing.......back later!
Posted 01 December 2007 - 01:44 PM
Posted 01 December 2007 - 06:04 PM
Most people do use the bus to get into the City but as you say if you want to buy anything heavy you are stuck with carrying it around.
We do have a good park and ride scheme. You go into a free parking area just outside the City then get the bus in for free. To a certain extent this works but on a cold day waiting for a bus it is not much fun.
Posted 01 December 2007 - 10:16 PM
Margaret, a foo foo cruise is a term used for those cruise ships that are floating hotels that hold thousands of passengers, as opposed to sailing ships that provide a true sailing experience. Most cruise ships are foo foos.
Passengers on one sailing line used to "salute" the foo foos by pulling down their pants and revealing where the sun don't shine. I never did it!
Posted 01 December 2007 - 11:50 PM
Posted 03 December 2007 - 01:32 PM
Posted 03 December 2007 - 02:34 PM
Anyway--It was nice seeing all the Halloween decorations. I wished I took pictures. Many locals went all out. It doesn't quite feel the same in Texas.
We visited a cemetery during Halloween (daytime). Timing was coincidence. My grandpa and several generations of my family came from that small town. I've been doing family genealogy off and on. The highlight of my trip was finding the graves of my ancestors in a very famous cemetery. Not only that, we found the sites by accident! We didn't research the locations ahead of time. I wished I knew where the family immigrated from (the side with my maiden last name). So far, I can't see an end in sight. All I know--We didn't arrive on the Mayflower that's for sure. LOL -- So confusing.
Posted 03 December 2007 - 08:02 PM
Posted 04 December 2007 - 02:47 PM
Most people just decorate their window or out side trees with fairy lights. The odd one or two people go over the top and spend a small fortune decorating the whole outside of the house....must cost a lot of money in electric bills.
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