Toy donation

We are midway through a pretty intense clear out from the boys rooms – there are loads of toys that have simply not been used in years so we found a car bootful to take to the tip (broken / lost parts etc) and then two bootfuls to go to a charity shop.

The Salvation Army in Batley seemed very pleased to be the recipients of the gear as they stated that they only had girls toys at the moment – we certainly managed to redress the balance.

Elliot and Oliver had a moment when they saw how pleased the small boys and girls were (that we visiting the store) when the items were taken into the shop. Simon asked them to try to remember that moment as it is such moments that makes us all such nice people – ie wanting to help others wherever we can and feel good to be positively helping somebody.

Hopefully we will not be hoarding as much stuff in the future…..

Gas….

Yesterday we had a knock at the door – Northern Gas networks wanted to test the pressure of he Gas at our house. Funnily enough we have been experiencing gas pressure issues where he oven doesn’t cook particularly well or wailer in the year the Gas fire was bubbling away to itself.

We had put it down to the fact that the new houses were being built in Flockton and that it was negatively affecting our supply.

Anyway, turns out all of the houses in Kirkby Grange are experiencing the same and that it transpires there is water in the gas pipes somewhere near here.

The poor guys from Northern Gas Networks have now been working on it for the last 24 hours and still haven’t located the actual leak 🙁

The negative news is that we were switched off from around 9:30 pm last night so while we were able to shower this morning (still has hot water in the tank) we may be taking a cold one tomorrow 🙁

Hopefully they sort this out soon…

Refund

Only 7 or 8 weeks after starting a dispute with Land Rover regarding the full extended leather option pack on the new Velar (incorrect stitching on the dashboard), we finally have confirmation from Land Rover that they will provide a full refund on the option that we should claim from the dealership.

Clearly this is the right and only cause of action based on the fact that we bought from their collateral that showed a different dashboard from the one that was ultimately delivered to us.

We are thankful for the result but very disappointed for the way in which it has been handled.

Ronnie’s home

Two days after leave us for repairs, Ronnie is back all cleaned up. Rather incredibly somebody has managed to scratch part of the internals of the car….Thankfully V noticed it right away so a new part has been ordered…

The car needs to go back in the next week or so anyway, as it needs a software update to hopefully fix the phone system as it simply doesn’t work a large percentage of the time. Also, the rear panel above the lights needs replacing as the original is all cracked..

The hire car that we were given was a 30k mile Range Rover Sport HSE that was frankly in a shocking state – the driver seat looked like it had seen 130k, the interior was simply dirty and the exterior only had one panel that wasn’t scratched or dented. It was approximately 6months newer than Simon’s car and a great example of a car that you would never buy.

Let’s hope that we don’t need to get involved in this accident any longer and that the pain of it just goes away.

We are still awaiting information from Land Rover with regards to the miss-sold full extended leather option that we bought on the car. The stitching on the dashboard does not look anything like the sales material (and differs from all of the other leather in the car) and all we are getting thus far is “thanks for pointing out the error in the configurator” and “please consult the small print on the configurator as you will see that we will not be held liable for any information held within it”. Basically, we can change anything we like and that is tough…