For years, whenever my brother renewed his annual RFL he would slide the new disc in front of the old ones in his car's windshield. I was with him when his latest one arrived in the mail and he went to put it in his car. "Show me those old ones, Steve", I said. He gave me one that lasted from Aug. 06 to Aug.07, £195, Aug. 07 to Aug. 08, £205, Aug. 08 to Aug. 09, £210, Aug. 09 to Aug. 10, £215, and Aug. 10 to Aug. 11, £235. He left last year's one in there, but this year, until Aug. 13 was £250.
Must be music to the Green Party's ears, I'd guess.
Just to rub it in, watch out for the petrol price over the next few months.
My youngest daughter has asked for driving lessons for her eighteenth birthday. She says she can get a nice little 'run-around' car for about £500.
I had to bring her down to to Earth by reminding her that her insurance would be about four times the price of the car, plus RFL, petrol costs, servicing, M.O.T.s and maintenance. I think she's having a re-think.
I was queuing up at a ticket machine on Saturday to buy a parking ticket. (Four quid. Bargain.) I hooked a handful of change out of my pocket which consisted of a two pound coin, two one pound coins and some odd silver. I was suddenly reminded that it added up to what my dad used to give my mum every Friday to feed us for the week.
I wasn't really trying to make an issue of it Ivanhoe.
I was merely commenting on how, like many other things, the annual RFL has risen over the years.
Perhaps it should, I'm not saying that it should not.