This is only the second time I've put any petrol in 'The Compact Royce' since returning to England last October. I only take her out once a week, on Mondays, to do my main shopping trip of the week, the rest of the time she stays in the garage.
Having read reports of 'no petrol' at various outlets, I was prepared to be turned away. I've been allowing the tank to run down to a minimum, because I wanted to change from 95 Octane to 98, and was trying to get the higher Octane fuel as pure as possible in the tank (if that makes sense). I was on my last drop of 95, and if they didn't have fuel I'd have been in the poo. Luckily all was well.
Back in France I was putting-in about €50 of Petrol every two weeks. Here I've put-in about £60 after more than six months. A huge saving thanks to living in town.
I would love to live without a car, but for the moment it's impossible.
I got to the Supermarket filling station right on the dot of 7am (opening time), and instantly a queue started to form behind me. This is all due to a bunch of self-centred Eco-Zealots who have been chaining themselves to supply pipes at refineries, and causing trouble.
If they wish to chain themselves, or glue themselves, to pipes; leave the buggers where they are. The authorities shouldn't be pampering to their idiotic behaviour. Either that, or move them elsewhere and chain them to a pipe where they can't disrupt normal petrol deliveries. Let their mates feed them, and cut them free!