Did you fly to Scotland to seek out all the Tesco stores with cheap chamois offers?
No, I flew to see the V&A, RRS Discovery, Lighthouse museum, Dunottar Castle etc but Tesco are prolific now (RIP William Low) and have some great-value cafes in their stores for hot snack lunches, and/or "meal deals", and they also have customer toilets, something you may appreciate when you get older and your bladder's strength deteriorates
I prefer Sainsbury's hot snack lunches but Morrisons are also worth a visit - there's one on the left as you come into Dundee from Aberdeen and it has a large cafe.
A B-2 Spirit this afternoon heading west at about 5,ooo feet. There have been sightings recently but I did not believe it tbh.
There was a Hercules circling tightly over Leuchars this morning. I know there's some sort of exercise going on based there at the moment, Mrs Tim's work (based in St Andrews) got an email to warn them of increased flying including at night.
Saw yesterday what I think is the first Aston Cygnet I have seen on the road. It was a lurid metallic yellow. We'd been in Stratford Upon Avon for a brief visit and passed it was we were leaving. Then, in a weird little coincidence, as we entered the village at the other end of the same journey, a bright orange Toyota IQ.
Not as fast but pretty effective and a damn sight less thirsty.
Two very classy original Beetles yesterday while visiting family in Staffordshire. The first very original trim but show standard and the second an interesting silver custom motor right at the end of my trip. For some reason my new sat nav went into Czechlanguage mode and could not be got out of it. On the way back I again got caught out by the splat nave going all the way around the town and up over the hogs head. Annoyed? Very. I toped up with Shell super at the other end and found bit of improvement mileage wise and did not expect better usability but that hogs head was better than last time out on regular unleaded. Would this be expected?
"Politicians are just like nappies -- they need to be changed often, and for the same reason"
I came round a corner in my town on Saturday night to be faced with a red Corsa doing a poor job of a 3 point turn at a point in the road where there is a lot of traffic and two sides roads (one either side of him) where a lot of traffic joins the road. He faffed about a bit and a pizza delivery idiot coming the other way squeezed past the front of him causing more delay. He finally managed to find a gear and get going and as he passed me I looked over and saw it was the son of my manager ....................... he had only passed his test on Friday!
I'll suggest some fatherly words when I see him this morning.
The spoiler looks like a bit of cardboard that's been coloured in with a magic marker and if the spats are to improve airflow/reduce drag then presumably if the car goes fast enough it'll go round in a big circle because one of them is missing.
Just passed the office: a tow truck towing a tow truck with a Zafira on the back. Tow rope was some elastic type rope which I fully expected to see snap as it went cheese wire tight followed by dragging along the road. The towed driver didn't have a clue obviously even though that was his job! I fully expect to see it abandoned further up the road when I go home.
I got followed by a Dutch registered Maserati 4200GT from Pitlochry to Blair Atholl yesterday. Lovely car but not as lovely as the similarly Dutch registered 2 Meraks, 1960s Mexico and couple of other classic Masers (can't remember what they were, sadly) that were refuelling in Blair Atholl!
I saw three cars I haven't yet seen on the road yesterday and in a very short space of time. New Wrangler, hard to tell the difference from the last one but that's perhaps to their credit. They are priced in the same ballpark as the new Defender which makes the latter appear good value. Jaguar F-Pace SVR, it had so much more presence than the regular F-Pace which looks dated by comparison. I hope the facelift offers this bodykit across the range, it'd fly out the showroom. Finally I saw a new G Wagon. I've coveted the G wagon for a while but this new version with it's circular DRLs looked like a caricature of itself.
I saw a new Bentley saloon last evening, it was silver over grey and while that may have been a classic colour combo on their 1950s products it really doesn't look good on something that, from the rear, reminded me very much of the Merc Maybach thing from a decade ago.
I saw McLaren's test fleet if GT's last week on the A283. There was a dark blue 720S followed by three gold GTs. Then another grey 720 followed by two blue and one grey GT. Couldn't help thinking that the front profile looks very akin to the current R8.