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Chthonic says he's still reeling from a trip to a wedding that cost him nearly 600; while a friend of ours hazily presented his credit card to the bar staff in a shady club in the Baltic states. You know how that one ended.

(, Thu 13 May 2010, 13:03)
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About £150 per mile.
I've noticed a common theme in that most of the big costs involve cars. This is no exception.

Last year I was laid up as a result of a wrist rebuild. On occasion I was totally struck by cabin fever and this was one of those occasions.
My son said he would take me out for the afternoon and he would pay for the petrol if I paid for lunch.
As the round trip would be about 60 miles at most I agreed. Unfortunately the weather closed in and a combination of snow, hail, rain, gravel and adverse camber led to him losing it and putting the car through a 180.
He recovered and the car was left facing the other way with two wheels slightly off the road. In a bog. As my ample frame was in the passenger seat the car started to sink and eventually rolled over.
We managed to get a local farmer to help us out of the bog and we drove home. The car however was a write-off. 60 odd miles and written off to the tune of about 9K. An expensive afternoon but all's well. We had GAP insurance and no-one was hurt.

The replacement isn't as good though.
(, Sat 15 May 2010, 1:09, closed)
Bonus points for correctly spelling "write off".

(, Sat 15 May 2010, 1:40, closed)

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