Some mostly car related circumlocution while it's half time on the 6-nations...
I had a fog light bulb warning appear on my DIS. Oh well, time to replace a bulb. Removed bulb, it looked fine! Tested resistance with a multimeter. It *is* fine. Put bulb back in and re-assembled fog light assembly...and it works! No more bulb warning on the DIS either. Must have been a loose connection, I suppose. Looks like I have different bulbs between the left and right foglights, as one it white and the other fairly yellowish.
Never noticed before, as I've not had a reason to use them!
Also, my paintwork seems to be a blemish magnet. I had what looks like a chalky-salty nugget hit just above the sill the other day. At first I was gutted to see what looked like a big patch of deep damage but fortunately most of it was chalk, so all I really ended up with was a surface scuff in the paint. Every time I wash the thing, I find more hair scratches here and there - probably due to the extra grit thrown down for the recent cold spell.
I just hate being behind a car (a fair distance, I don't tail-gate) and still hearing the tickety-tackety of gritty bits rattling off the bodywork.
Finally, totally off-topic, contrary to internet wisdom, hippo milk is not pink!