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Took out a 2nd mortgage today

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Sue Report 11 Jun 2008 16:29

OH just filled up the car with diesel :-(((

That's cos we have a trip at weekend (if I am well enough) not panic buying!

Sue x

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♫ Penny € Report 11 Jun 2008 16:33

At our petrol station you can pay at the pump. Maximum amount is £60.

Thats plenty you may say & it used to be but OH went the other day & he couldn't fill his car up on £60 !!!!


AnninGlos Report 11 Jun 2008 16:34

We had to fill ours for the same reason (petrol) and it cost £38 for about a half tank full. That means that it cost us £38 to go up to Evesham and then down to Winchester and back last weekend. Not so long ago we could almost fill the tank for that.



Bobtanian Report 11 Jun 2008 16:35

Phew!!!! thought you meant you had filled up with diesel instead of unleaded!!



Sue Report 11 Jun 2008 16:36

OH was saying that news reports said 'do not panic buy' so what does everyone do (especially here in rural areas) - panic buy!

Haven't looked yet to see how much food prices have risen due to the increased transportation costs but I am pretty sure there will be profiteering as they have an instant excuse!

Jessie aka Maddies mate

Jessie aka Maddies mate Report 11 Jun 2008 16:38

I went into our local supermarket today and someone in the queue had been to Morrisons earlier and said they had security on the doors and at the petrol pumps to stop people panic buying.........................................Isn't putting security in place a sign of them starting the panic and not the consumers ??


Sue Report 11 Jun 2008 16:38

Bob don'

We changed from unleaded fuel car to diesel. If it was me filling it I would have been on autopilot and completely knackered the engine!

Sue x


JoyBoroAngel Report 11 Jun 2008 16:41

my son wont be happy

when he fills his car up

it only does about 8 miles to the gallon

the price of petrols getting silly now


Sue Report 11 Jun 2008 16:43


What does he drive? a Sherman tank?




JoyBoroAngel Report 11 Jun 2008 16:46

no hun

a Mitsubishi gto with super turbos

its souped up

high performance

the cost of vanity

but a cars a car to me ours is a normal one


Sue Report 11 Jun 2008 16:47

Aaah big boys toys! He'll



JoyBoroAngel Report 11 Jun 2008 16:50

he has did it up himself

so he is very proud of it

but your right boys and their toys


Margee Report 11 Jun 2008 16:51

As a Canadian, I'd be interested in knowing what you pay for gas (petrol) over there. Ours just went up to about $1.30/litre which is about 65-70p. How does it compare?

Cumbrian Caz~**~

Cumbrian Caz~**~ Report 11 Jun 2008 16:51

Hi Sue, hope you are well love!!

Im appaled at these price rises. OH has to use our car for all his work visits, they get a mileage allowance but soon it isnt going to cover fuel and maintenance on our old wreck!!

I couldnt believe a bag of pasta had doubled in price, from 45p to 92p!!!

Caz xx


JoyBoroAngel Report 11 Jun 2008 16:52

i think its £1.13 a litre here


Bobtanian Report 11 Jun 2008 16:53

Sue IF you did just that, put unleaded into the diesel, dont panic!

provided that you realised early on. you can get away with it, I once put 17 litres of unleaded into a diesel van.
I was then instructed to put the rest of diesel on top.

54 litres of diesel went in. drove it for about 50 miles and topped up the diesel again,then repeated that.
apparently in the Eastern countries they add some unleaded,allegedly to stop the diesel waxing, in the bitter cold..



Sue Report 11 Jun 2008 16:54


Diesel 131.9p
Unleaded 118.00p

That's approximate in West Wales


Tx Bob, I'll remember to tell OH that (after he has kicked the side of the car

Sue x


Hapiun Report 11 Jun 2008 16:55

My OH travels to work every day and it was around £30 a day now it's £40 -£50 depending which garage he goes he's trying to get lodgings in the next few weeks it would be cheaper.... and more peacefull here too! Lol Pamx

The queues at our local petrol station were about 10 cars at each pump aisle I think there's 16 pumps so no doubt he'll be moaning when he gets in today!!!


Sue Report 11 Jun 2008 16:57

Hello Caz love,

I had to read what you posted about pasta prices twice....we eat loads of it! Back to making our own again I think.

Sue xx


Hapiun Report 11 Jun 2008 17:00

I think 1 of the nozzles either petrol to diesel or the other way round wont fit 1 has a fatter nozzle. Hope you understand that..