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the_magician's luggage made Fenchurch fail the MOT

Two of the failure points were 'headlight aim too high.' This confused me because I haven't altered the aim since she passed the test last year. Then dad pointed out that the back end of the car is practically dragging on the ground because of the knackered leaf springs, so the whole car is tilted up at the front... :)

She also failed due to my messing around with the handbrake on Saturday, which was previously working but not very well, and is now not working at all on one side. I reckon a pair of new cables will cure the problem.


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Yes, the DVD player was good (when it worked!) :) Perhaps a small portable player would be more practical than an entire laptop.

Before the AIR I used to bring a big rucksack as well as the big green bag and lugged them into the YH every night because there were things I needed in both of them. When I did Iceland (my first time touring around YHs) I had a stupid amount of luggage, much of which I never used. I have some more ideas for further reducing my luggage. Including finding/making a Bucket of my own... ;)

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I have to say I was astounded by my own genius when I devised the Bucket system. Derided though it may initially be by the gawping unwashed pinbrained masses. M.E. is the mother of invention ;)

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Do you happen to know the dimensions of the YH food crate shelves? I'm tempted to break out the sheets of thin plywood and knock up something a bit fancier with space for my sharp knife and Pork Luncheon Meat...

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alex you are an Engineer.

all the hostels I've been to have had different-sized cubbyholes. I happened to hit upon a Bucket which fits into 99% of them.

The dimensions of the Bucket are:

27.5cm wide
23.5cm high
32cm deep/long

Don't overlook a key component of the genius of the Bucket system: the Handle.

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"To an engineer, the world is a toy box full of sub-optimal and feature-poor toys."

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"to a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail".

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"Perhaps a small portable player would be more practical than an entire laptop" - nope. I vote for a small portable *projector*, and hostels with large white walls :D