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Mrs A can’t (or rather finds it very hard) to get up from our normal height reclining armchairs. They are on circular bases, so no legs. I want to get hold of something resembling a thin pallet (2 to...
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Given the huge size (close to half an inch diameter) of .45 revolver bullets, surely no-one could actually survive being shot by one (as in many Westerns). Or am I missing something? A...
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Neighbours, 'owned' their flat (maisonette) for 30+ years, have a problem. Their lease, long when they bought the flat, is now looking short, and in estate agent's terms, too short to be able to sell...
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https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Y6fKVKtNIi82kiMxGyj_warSIqxmEkEm/view?usp=sharing A picture by the wonderful Chris Killip who has died. The photo has been described as summing up Thatcherism. Very...
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A bit surprised that Trump's reference to his Proud Boys has gone uncommented in this columns. Here is a taste of the 'leader' (Gavin McInnes)'s views: "Gavin McInnes has claimed that “fighting solves...
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Wickes delivered 8 bags of compost, 4 of gravel, 30 smallish slabs (to the front door). Asked the three blokes to carry it the 35-ish metres to the bottom of the garden, which they did. Lobbed them...
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We wash all incoming fruit and vegetables in salted water, but lately our usual suppliers (Ocado/Waitrose) seem to have run low, and most of the stuff on the www is overpriced ‘gourmet’ stuff. Anyone...
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This is what Waitrose sent me today as part of my order. This, allegedly, is ginger. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OLe3UwPOVumWW6zWVU3RPxwkH9VR4Yp1/view?usp=sharing Technically, it is ginger, but...
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Here's what final (ish) version came out like. Works like a dream, smooth and simple. The line will need retensioning in a week or so, I should think, as it gets stretched....
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We’ve adjusted our mobiles through the *61* system to ring for 30 seconds on incoming. Anyone know a way of getting more time, i.e. 60 seconds? Ta. A...
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Small London flat. We want to convert the bathroom into a shower room. Not hard, bit expensive, bath would need cutting in half (metal). We never use the bath - showers only. But... the only toilet we...
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Mrs A deals with Wickes, by email, getting bits for her garden (she's not in the building trade). Their email address is wickescustomerservice(at) wickes.co.uk. Without exception, their emails to her...
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Already seeing their share price soar, Ocado want MORE. In previous years, they upped the minimum basket price at Christmas from £40 to £90. Fair enough. THIS year they’ve upped the delivery charge...
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Glancing at Westerns on TV, sometimes they show lone horsemen (rarely women) failing to keep up with six-horse stagecoaches, or even light wagons pulled by a couple of horses. What’s the truth of...
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When I fry I try and keep my cooker clean by tearing four sheets of cooking foil, placing them on the hob so that there is a hole in the middle for the flame to get to the pan, and carry on. Life...
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Mrs A has a 3” raised toilet seat as otherwise she can’t get up. Today she got stuck on a lowish chair, same problem. Where can I get a hard cushion-type thing - not for sitting on for long periods,...
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Just discovered that come Oct 2021 our car will get a £12.50 per day charge as part of the new London Emissions regulations. What needs bolting on to our stanard petrol Nissan to make it compliant? A...
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Mrs A (70s, congestive heart failure, weak) has developed lumps in her side and abdomen. Ok, says GP, we'll send you for an ultrasound scan. We get letter from local (private) clinic. She phones up,...
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I tend to resort to Gorilla Tape these days - but does anyone have a trick for separating the backing sheet from the sticky bit of the tape? I work away with a scalpel (I know, but I haven't skewered...
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How do other peoples say the English phrase “Nya nya mee nya na“ (nearest I can get!) I bet French, Chinese, etc., kids DO chant this or similar to denote derision....

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