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Cruise Control

Story location: Home / Blog /
15/Feb/2009

Part of the drive home was along the A46 Fosse Way between Lincoln and Leicester. I thought I'd take advantage of the long almost empty road to check out the cruise control on our new car. It felt strange having the car drive itself, without me needing to use the pedals. The car also has a speed limiter which seems more useful. Cruise control just didn't feel safe. It was too easy to relax and not keep your feet near the pedals which would slow down reacting to anything happening. The speed limiter felt safer because it was more like normal driving.



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East Midlands bird show

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15/Feb/2009

We were at the Newark Showground to attend a bird show organised by the East Midland Bird Breeders Association. Most of the show was dedicated to cage birds such as parrots, finches and other 'decorative' birds. We were there to meet other users of the Coturnix Corner forum.

It was a long way to travel to just go to a bird show but we (me and Emma) went to some of the tourist attractions in the area yesterday. We also met a couple of the forum people last night and went into Lincoln for a Wetherspoons meal and a few drinks. We walked up and down the Steep Hill during the evening. I felt ok at the time but my calf muscles started aching today.