Our dishwasher finally got the boot as it was only working when it felt like it. I couldn't bear the suspense anymore. It was three years old, a fairly expensive model and had already been repaired once under its two year guarantee. Nothing is built to last very long these days no matter how much you pay.
The television is also on the blink. It's over ten years old so I guess that's excusable.
We went for our daily cycle ride this morning. I wanted to follow some new cycle route signs that have sprung up recently.
"Not a good idea."
"We don't know where the route goes."
"We follow the signs - that's part of the fun, a magical mystery tour."
"You don't know how far the route is, it might be eighty kilometres or more."
"Is that a no then?"
"And serious cyclists love really steep hills."
"That's a no then."