Wife and daughter need to get to Yorkshire - Simple?

Wife and daughter need to get to Yorkshire - Simple?

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2 sMoKiN bArReLs

21,954 posts

176 months

Thursday 16th May
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Dave....I suspect this isn't turning out as planned.


jcremonini

1,695 posts

108 months

Thursday 16th May
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Is your wife called Hyacinth by any chance Mr Bucket ?

f1nn

2,372 posts

133 months

Thursday 16th May
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Is there another Yorkshire in Eastern Europe that I’m not aware of, as I’m sure you can’t be making this much of a deal about driving the two hundred and odd miles that THE Yorkshire would be from North London surely?

321boost

119 posts

11 months

Thursday 16th May
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shirt said:
Haltamer said:
Done London to Yorkshire in a day quite easily in the past
a day? what were you driving, a moped?
rofl

steve2

1,386 posts

159 months

Thursday 16th May
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bobbo89 said:
I'm going to have a wild stab and suggest that the issue isn't comfort or confidence etc, more two women from London wanting to arrive oop north in a big posh Porsche rather than a Mini. More image than anything else....
I think you may have hit the nail on the head here
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0ddball

276 posts

80 months

Thursday 16th May
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The troubles the entitled have to put up with.

Scruffy students can backpack to the other side of the world with £2.50 in their pocket, so I'm sure there must be some solution to your unimaginable dilemma.

Pit Pony

1,900 posts

62 months

Thursday 16th May
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Tomo1971 said:
The PH answer is to get another wife.

Other than that, wife will probably find it harder and slower to get out of that there London than get to Yorkshire once on the A1

Once on A1, just head North and get off at the relevant junction,If she cant cope with that, she shouldn't have a licence.
Lol.


3.1416

140 posts

2 months

Thursday 16th May
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Nowt posh about a poshster in Yorks.

Common as muck - used to plough t' fields and tak heifers t' market.

Dapster

3,039 posts

121 months

Thursday 16th May
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bobbo89 said:
I'm going to have a wild stab and suggest that the issue isn't comfort or confidence etc, more two women from London wanting to arrive oop north in a big posh Porsche rather than a Mini. More image than anything else....
Massively showing off to friends and family at a wedding is totally "on brand" for PH. Rolling up and parking near the church in a freshly detailed Porsche (pity it's a diesel - it's a sign of frugality which no PH Company Director has to worry about, but we'll let that slide), slipping on your bespoke jacket (carefully showing off the flashy lining that tells those in the know its one of Saville Row's finest, plus giving the younger ladies a glimpse of your powerfully built torso) is a carefully practised art. It's just not the same turning up in a dodgy imported Nissan Serena minicab having scummed it on public transport from London....

How about getting https://www.scooterman.com/Services?=2 for the day (£150) to drive the ladies up in the Cayenne. You pay for his train ticket back rather than the scooter obviously. You're only £200 down and have your car in Yorkshire. What's not to like?

Rewe

383 posts

33 months

Thursday 16th May
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Assuming the wife and daughter aren't too bIg, could this be a cheaper solution?

https://www.shiply.com/

321boost

119 posts

11 months

Thursday 16th May
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0ddball said:
The troubles the entitled have to put up with.

Scruffy students can backpack to the other side of the world with £2.50 in their pocket, so I'm sure there must be some solution to your unimaginable dilemma.
Please elaborate..?



Is it because they pay for the accommodation, food, transport etc using their debit card/electronic means etc?in which case they can arrive anywhere with £2.50 in their pocket.



Edited by 321boost on Thursday 16th May 21:55

MikeGoodwin

1,440 posts

58 months

Thursday 16th May
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Krikkit said:
Why aren't there any trains? Are you going somewhere bizarre?
Yeah they are going to Orkshire

PMacanGTS

128 posts

12 months

Thursday 16th May
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We don't want any of the North London set like this in Yorkshire. Tell him it can't be done, under any circumstances.

oilslick

603 posts

127 months

Thursday 16th May
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Rewe said:
Assuming the wife and daughter aren't too bIg, could this be a cheaper solution?

https://www.shiply.com/
biglaugh

bigandclever

9,292 posts

179 months

Thursday 16th May
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dave-the-diver said:
I cant believe this is as tricky as it seems to be.
Me, the rest of PH, and as-yet-undiscovered tribes in deepest, darkest jungle can’t believe it either.

Integroo

4,398 posts

26 months

Thursday 16th May
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Baked_bean said:
I don’t see why the MINI or driving a large modern SUV up the A1 can be a huge problem?
I have done Kettering-Plymouth and back in a day before and that was a long day but still felt fine afterwards.

If driving is an issue of confidence then the train service from London to Yorkshire (York, Leeds etc) is great.
I did Glasgow to Plymouth in one day in a FN2 Type R on 19" Rage alloys, the least comfortable car I have ever been in. London to Yorkshire in a Mini seems positively straight-forward.

NickGRhodes

303 posts

13 months

Thursday 16th May
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Leave em at home and spend the petrol money on a couple of escorts to masquerade as your wife and daughter.

Sheepshanks

17,007 posts

60 months

Thursday 16th May
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CustardOnChips said:
This is nearly as pathetic as my mates Mrs who wont drive on her own or with the kids to somewhere she's never been before.
My mate's missus won't drive anywhere that involves a right turn.

ghost83

2,924 posts

131 months

Thursday 16th May
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Wingly or helicopter charter or it’s probably cheaper to fly from London to Leeds Bradford airport

mygoldfishbowl

2,762 posts

84 months

Thursday 16th May
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dave-the-diver said:
Hmm. Yes, first world problem.

Wife is already pissed that I have effectively abandoned her to make her way up, so was trying to make it as comfortable as possible.

Three in the car, up to a big family wedding, and knowing my family, that will more than a Mini's worth of bags, hats, shoes, people.

Actually, maybe train is the answer,

Mind you, £270 for first class!

David
Rent a van.