Monday 1 February 2010
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Check the validity of any European VAT number. Very handy.
Thursday 11 February 2010
I’ve just experienced this first hand. Contrary to the reports, some areas, particularly Folkestone, have received more than 15cm of snow. I stood in it and it was nearer 20cm and drifting.
I was supposed to have gone to Dover today and on to the Netherlands for work. Normally it takes me about 1 hour 40 minutes to get to Dover. After an hour stuck on the M20 going nowhere at the Channel Tunnel exit, I managed to get off the motorway and turned back. My round trip took me six and a quarter hours.
I can also recommend avoiding the B2063 Hospital Hill in Folkestone when it is like this. It is, um, interesting to descend when covered in thick snow and ice. The row of damaged and dented cars abandoned on the side of the road does not give confidence.
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German chocolatiers. They make chocolate with Juniper berries – I recently picked some up in Dusseldorf. It is the closest thing to gin-flavoured chocolate you can imagine and is really rather good.
Sunday 14 February 2010
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More modelling balloons than you could shake a stick at.
Monday 22 February 2010
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Spanish equivalent of the Met Office. I couldn't get the English version of the site to work, but the Spanish version is simple enough for a non-linguist to navigate. Gives a more plausible forecast than Weather Underground which currently forecasts temperature fluctuations of 17 degrees Celsius within 24 hours for Cordoba.