Author page: Robert Darnell

Advice

Remember Your Favorite Trips This Year

An ex-girlfriend once chastised me for taking too many photographs on a road trip. Being the kind of girl who was convinced she was the modern day Anna Karina only more like Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, it was more than likely she’d heard somebody say it once. After telling me to stop taking photographs, she then said the best memories are those in the mind. This being after her grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s makes it all the more of a, “Wait. What?” statement. continue reading

Advice

Is Your Car’s Engine About to Die?

You might already know this, but the engine is one of your car’s most important parts. If the engine dies, you’re obviously going nowhere in a hurry, and it’s usually more cost-effective to have the vehicle scrapped rather than having a new engine fitted. Since that’s the case, you might as well learn the common signs of engine failure so you can have the old car scrapped before a breakdown or MOT forces your hand. continue reading

Advice, Travelling

How Can You Identify a Transmission Fluid Leak?

When transmission fluid starts to leak, you need to act fast. Though transmission fluid itself is relatively inexpensive, a car’s transmission system is one of its most complex parts. Operating without the proper amount of fluid can cause damage, and repairs can be extremely expensive. If a replacement is needed, you’ll be looking at a very large bill. continue reading

Advice

Do You Need to Sell Your House Because of a Divorce?

When you get a divorce, you want to move on with your life quickly. This can more easily be done when you sell your house speedily. Fortunately, you can turn to a home buyer in the UK that can give you the cash you need and get rid of the asset in as little as seven days. If you are wanting to sell your house fast, this is the way to do it. continue reading

Travelling

The 4 Great Benefits of Being a Truck Driver in Australia

Many of us go to our jobs every day, but when we go there, we are generally not happy about it. Most of us are stuck in an office all day and if you have a trade, then you are stuck on a building site dealing with the heat or the rain and having to use an outside toilet. There are not many jobs out there that anyone can say they really enjoy doing but there is an exception. This exception is being a truck driver and many truck drivers love their jobs, and for good reason. continue reading

Advice

Foolproof Guide to Buying a Used Dirt Bike

If you lack experience or attention to detail, what seemed like a great and legit purchase can easily turn your joy into ashes in your mouth when you bring it home. The stakes are even higher if the purchase is an expensive item, such as a car – or a dirt bike. No one argues that a good deal of mechanical and trader’s knowledge is needed when looking to land a great deal, especially if it’s a solid dirt bike you’re after. However, not everyone is a mechanic or a salesperson, so here are some failsafe suggestions and tips if you’re on your own. continue reading

Advice

I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now

Apart from the late teenagers and those young adults who think they know it all, for the most part having grey hair has people affording you a little bit of respect, so they tend to listen when you have something to say. I always derive great pleasure out of coming out with something totally outrageous or silly when I’m expected to weigh-in on something which could very well use the input of a wise head, but it is indeed an honour. continue reading