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4 more daytrips done Saturday to Tuesday. Over 40 miles walked (quite why in this heat, though!) with just on 1000 more photos. More pleasing is 3 were "new" places for me. Only issue yesterday was not one but 2 trains breaking down from Windermere (and to think the train fare cost more than all the buses I used)
Just realised I didn't give an update to the "post daytrip restriction lifted" scenario. 5 or 6 places visited so far and well over 2000 photos taken with today Tatton Park saying they'd like to feature a couple of shots on their social media. The good ol' days have returned.
Big decision made today. Decided to quit my job at the end of the month and take a break from long distance driving. 15 years is a long time to work for 1 company.
Going to try and use the break to get my enthusiasm back for avgeekery in general!
Jerry
Jerry
I'll probably look to continue driving but not the long distance stuff. After a break i'll look for a local job that means i'm home every day and gives me a better work life balance.
TheLocalYokel
TheLocalYokel
There seems to be a shortage of lorry drivers across the UK. Is that partly due to Brexit with Eastern Europeans no longer driving in the numbers they once did? First Group in Bristol once set up a recruiting base in Poland for bus drivers. There are still a lot of Polish bus drivers in and around the city.
Jerry
Jerry
That is part of it and the pandemic has stopped tests but also the job is less appealing than it once was especially with the long hours and the 4 to 5 nights away a week. It partly used to be a way of life for many but it is becoming less so. I also think that expansion by companies like Amazon and Aldi has also impacted the shortage.
Hello Sir?

I am wondering if have you got any knowledge of ground operations at LHR airport?

Looking forwards to hearing from you soon.
Aviador
Aviador
What exactly are you looking for?
Please do not withdraw from the forum. I appreciate your view's, knowledge and the photo's you provide. Your work for the support's group has been over & beyond. You are too valuable to lose. I am sure my thought's are shared by many other member's of the forum. It is easy for some people to make their comments behind a screen but coward's up front. I hope over time you will reconsider your decision. Best wishes.
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White Heather
White Heather
Thank you. I plan on sticking around but it's been quite tough and after yesterday, I feel like stepping back. Whether I will or not remains to be seen!

Thank you for your kind words! Much appreciated.
With the restrictions being lifted, I am now looking to a coffee filled fest on a park bench on my birthday.
Just spent an entertaining hour drawing up a list of places for me to visit this year. There's nothing on it.
Aviador
Aviador
What, there's so many places you must still have to visit in the UK ?
David_itl
David_itl
Waiting till we get released from national lockdown to see which bits are going to be relatively open then working out the plan.
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Hi everyone I am Alfred for Bury up in the North of the Country I am a Scanner Man I have a Bearcat BCT15X with a antenna on the roof I can pick up most things thats flying about up here both Civil & Mil and I am a Gold member on Flight Radar 24.
Aviador
Aviador
Hi there @shuttle2foxtrot, welcome to F4A. Your profile here is a great place for real time chat such as reporting movements happening right now. Visit the "New to the Team" thread to introduce yourself fully. You'll find a link from the homepage at the right side near the top.
Rebooked my BHX to BFS flight for March! Hopefully 3rd time lucky i'll get to fly from Birmingham!
Ashley.S.
Ashley.S.
I've been hearing a lot of trips, mostly cruises, have all been cancelled or postponed, with the earliest dates being April 2021 :oops:
Aviador
Aviador
Fingers crossed you'll get away this time.
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Jerry
Jerry
Tenerife got cancelled as well!
Had a Bake-Off day at work for Children in Need and we raised £753
Aviador
Aviador
Well done David!
David_itl
David_itl
Ta, There were 15 of us that made various types of cakes but I was the only one who made a cake at 10.30pm as I only got home from work at 9.15pm. £5 average donation
Ashley.S.
Ashley.S.
Nice work, well done my friend :love:
Friday night film night here at the Aviador residence. I'm a paid up subscriber to Britbox, tonight it's Brassed Off
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Ashley.S.
Ashley.S.
I've got Britbox too!
Aviador
Aviador
How are you finding it? I'm loving the new Spitting Image.
Ashley.S.
Ashley.S.
Some of it is good, but I find it a bit lacking in some areas tbh...
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