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Odd that this topic seems contentious. I think it's wonderful that groups such as Muslim Hands UK engage in much charitable work in this country, as well as their activities abroad. A clip on BBC...
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Is there such a thing as a short pole, maybe two feet long, that fits over a thermo valve on a radiator, so you turn it without bending down? The rad is a bit inaccessible; the valve turns very easily...
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I know it's against the rules to ask why certain questions are taken down, but it does puzzle me sometimes. My thread 'Definitions', pondering the manner of lazy insults, where ABers call each other...
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We are blessed with an abundance of flying wildlife in our adjacent woodlands, including a few Herons. Here is one that a neighbour snapped on her roof this morning......
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Just a nod to jennyjoan, bednobs, woofgang, et al, who offered advice on putting a tumble dryer in the bedroom. Arrived today, all plugged in and ready to go. A Bosch, with a 9kg drum, and loads of...
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Why, given their outrageous price, are Apple portables the machine of choice for so many in the media and indeed elsewhere? Very often when some ordinary person pops up on screen, they’re using an...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLToIVS4znE It's been on TV before, now on the above YouTube link. What a wonderful place, the British Isles. But the inspirational part is watching Jamie Andrew (who...
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Bought an O2 PAYG sim on ebay for coppers. Works fine (O2 no longer officially selling Classic PAYG). Anyway, all set up, no bother, but one question: how often do I have to use the (spare) phone with...
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How often do top quality chef’s knives (Damascus, for instance) need sharpening? Some say daily, others say once a year! What is the truth?...
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Not overkeen on Tipping Point or its presenter, but it’s recently been made more difficult to watch by the addition of a ‘signer’ in the bottom right of the screen. Have I pressed a ‘settings’ button...
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Is there such a thing as a private District Nurse service? I ask as Mrs A has returned home from hospital with a foot ulcer, which I know to my cost (one leg) can prove disastrous if not properly...
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Pic below of a white melamine unit on my kitchen worksurface. No idea where I got it. Probably Ikea or Argos (definitely not John Lewis). Anyone help identify it? i.e. What would it be called, where...
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In my drop ceilings, I have lightbulbs (R80 screw in). I can no longer do ladders, so the last time one blew I stuck some duck tape upside down on a reaching stick, and managed to turn it enough to...
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Remember his name. Unremembered heroes. Women and men driven to almost unbelievable acts of heroism, forgotten by most of us. One such: Witold Pilecki, a Polish resistance fighter who broke IN to...
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Mrs A has trouble putting on our conventional cuff BP monitor. Are the wrist ones any good? They would seem easier to put on. A...
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Most of the companies selling condenser tumbledryers offer ‘expert installation’ (for a fee). Do I need this? Surely it’s only a question of plugging it in, reading the book, and running it? Ta. A...
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Schoolboy error. I put some cream on my back, didn't put a shirt on, sat in a blue fabric chair, and managed to transfer a fair bit of cream onto the fabric!...

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