How much for a litre of Diesel

Just had the shock of my life, filled my van with diesel and it cost me £100.00. As you can see from the picture below, I only managed to put 72 litres in as the van has and 80 litre tank. If I had of filled it the cost would of been around £138.00. On a more positive note at least I can claim the 20% vat back which is included in the pump price.

How Bl*%dy much a litre

My van is not the most economical, it’s a VW LT35 LWB, 2.9litre TDI 158bhp. Around town it will return 17mpg and on a run about 30mpg so on average its about 24mpg which give or take a few miles its about 480 miles on a full tank and for those of you who read this blog over the pond in the U.S.A us Brits are paying the equivalent of $11.00 a gallon.

On a happier note I’m going to take down the outside Christmas Trees and lights this weekend as I feel I can no longer pass them off as my Easter decorations.


About matthewlewisdisplays

We are a small balloon company based in Coventry. We specialize in balloon decoration and balloon printing. We have our own balloon printing machines & print on Qualatex latex balloons from 9" to 36" as well as 4ft & 5.5ft Chloroprenes in single colour and foils balloons from 18" , 20" and 36" in multi colour. We also have a full digital print arm to the company supplying business stationary and balloon race labels. As for me I'm self motivated, love my job and private life. Im married to Traci, have two children Joshua (Josh) and Harriet (Harribo) and two dogs, Midnight is a black Labrador and Zara is a black shaggy coated Labradoodle. My main hobby is fishing which I find very relaxing and I can be found with a rod in my hand most Sundays (Weather permitting). I also run a quiz every Monday evening in the pub I live next door to raising money for SANDS My balloon decorating career started many moons ago in 1989. I was introduced to Qualatex balloons just after that, passed my CBA in 1994 and have never looked back since. My work has taken me length and breath of England and into Europe working on large scale decor at Euro Disney in Paris and as well as Alacante in Spain and more recently appearing on the hit TV show "Idiot Abroad" staring Karl Pilkington & Warwick Davis on location in Macedonia for the 3rd and final series. My passion for balloons and balloon decoration continues to grow and I am a great believer that to be the best you need to use the best so Qualatex are my first and only balloon I use for large scale WOW factor decor. Their education and training are second to none and their vast array of products tick all the right boxes in the creative juices department.
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