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  1. Always liked the look of the Audi and Merc, but we went for the XC90 (2009 model), we have 3 kids all in car seats, it fits them perfectly, not even needing the third row of seats, giving a massive boot. My wife is addicted to buying different buggies, and quite often will have 2 single buggies and a double buggy in the boot, still with extra room to put anything else in you like. I was skeptical about it before, always felt it was a nail in the coffin getting a Volvo, but we love it. Hayden
  2. Love it, I'd not spotted the vegan reference before, just jumping on that wagon!! On a side note, the wife and I had a pot noodle yesterday (guilty pleasure, bombay badboy) and my daughter had the spicy rib flavour one, which I spotted had a vegan logo on it too, which I thought was really odd that a vegan would want to eat meat flavour anything. Hayden
  3. Amazingly, it seems they all got their dogs back again! From the facebook post, they were stolen from a locked kennel. Almost like they were targeted. Sickening really.
  4. I've been thinking of getting a reversing camera so I can see my trailer when reversing. I have an XC90 and a small trailer that I find impossible to reverse (Being a novice trailer reverser), as I can't actually see what the trailer is doing. Anyone else do this? Wonder whether I'd need one that looks down from the roof rather than a number plate version, although the number plate is fairly high in comparison to the height of the trailer.
  5. Hayden

    Top Gear

    I'm enjoying it too. The three of them seem to have really gelled, which makes it really watchable.
  6. This is the law apparently (New to me!): Wearing of collars by dogs 2.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2) below, every dog while in a highway or in a place of public resort shall wear a collar with the name and address of the owner inscribed on the collar or on a plate or badge attached to it. (2) Paragraph (1) above shall not apply to— (a)any pack of hounds, (b)any dog while being used for sporting purposes, (c)any dog while being used for the capture or destruction of vermin, (d)any dog while being used for the driving or tending of cattle or sheep, (e)any dog while being used on official duties by a member of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces or Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise or the police force for any area, (f)any dog while being used in emergency rescue work, or (g)any dog registered with the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. Must admit we've only ever had a phone number on ours, and that's it, so breaking the law. Saying that, the spaniel hardly ever wears a collar, and even that doesn't have a tag, so again, could get into trouble. I wouldn't think that training a dog would be classed as sporting purposes. Hayden
  7. That documentary was one of the best I've seen. Amazing how it started out, with wanting to see whether he could cheat at an amateur event, and uncovering what he did. I think with all sports it must go on in one way or another, and when they are taking supplements anyway, I guess it's easy to stray into the illegal side. This guy is quite interesting in what he does to 'legally dope': I think he says in another of his video's that he's got his FTP to 5 watts/kg, which is very impressive, and just goes to show what can be done. I still have to question why they cheat, but I guess when there are vast sums of money/livelihoods at stake, that might be a good enough reason for some. Hayden
  8. Hayden

    Volvo XC90

    I have a late 2009 model too, it replaced a Disco 3 that stopped working. Like above, I struggle to find anything bad to say about it and it hasn't put a foot wrong in the (Nearly a) year I've had it. I am thoroughly impressed with it, completely converted. Haven't had the need to take it off road, so wouldn't know it's capabilities, but have taken it in snow, and again, it was brilliant. Cheers Hayden
  9. A very lucky dog, glad it's OK. This happened to a friend of ours dog, they were on a day trip to the Isle of Wight, their dog was off the lead, very obedient, but ran too close to the edge, slipped and fell. Sadly the dog died. I have always been super cautious with our dogs near cliff edges. H
  10. A fantastic idea. I'm volunteering Fieldsports Britain to set this up!! (Although I know they already offer membership and shares). Cheers Hayden
  11. Really good to see Charlie stand up for us all. The problem with the 'facts' the three come out with is that everyone takes them as gospel. Avery saying that he was a scientist and Charlie isn't so he has no opinion, was just awful. So, they get Driven Grouse Shooting banned, and hen harrier numbers don't improve, ground nesting bird numbers decrease, what happens next? Hayden
  12. Good work, Dan! Hope you enjoy it. Fingers crossed for you for the eBay purchase! Hayden
  13. No problem. Good luck and let us know what you decide! I have had a go on the direct drive trainers, and they are really good, but as you say, just really expensive! It's impressive how Zwift adjusts the resistance when going up/down hill, and I think to get the most out of it, that's what you need. Am lead to believe that they give accurate power data too, which of course, helps with training, compared to the good old HR monitor (As I have). Hayden
  14. I don't use Zwift, but use a turbo regularly (A couple of times a week), I use the British Cycling set training sessions: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/knowledge/training-plans/supporting-documents/article/izn20140529-Indoor-Training-Sessions-0 Have set my turbo up in my shed and run through the workout. I have several friends and family who use Zwift, but without the full smart trainer package, subscription, TV etc, I don't think you get the full experience, and I couldn't justify the expense of the full set up, and get on well with the set training sessions anyway. The trainer I have is just standard one from decathon. Hope this helps. Cheers Hayden
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