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by bungeejumper
January 21st, 2019, 6:31 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: I've got a Screwfix voucher for 10% off.
Replies: 5
Views: 114

Re: I've got a Screwfix voucher for 10% off.

I'd spend it on something that I've always wanted but never quite managed to find in the shops. A tube of hammer grease, a set of left-handed screwdrivers, or a can of tartan paint. Or maybe a bag of bubbles for the spirit level. Oh, and four candles, obviously. Seriously, if I didn't already have t...
by bungeejumper
January 19th, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: Cigarettes....
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Re: Cigarettes....

I have long believed that a nation that smokes camels can hardly expect to be taken seriously. :)
by bungeejumper
January 19th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Poll - out of date stock on supermarket shelves
Replies: 49
Views: 871

Re: Poll - out of date stock on supermarket shelves

Mind you I ask a question, how many of you check the dates of products in you cupboards? As the general quartermaster in our household, I've usually got a fair grasp of the stuff in the cupboards and how long it's been there, although I do get caught out occasionally. A thorough chuck-out every yea...
by bungeejumper
January 18th, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: Living Below Your Means
Topic: Stock up before Brexit?
Replies: 26
Views: 700

Re: Stock up before Brexit?

Watis wrote:When deciding what to stock up prior to Brexit, remember that you're going to have to eat it.

Eat it? I suppose that rules out coffee and tea, then? (Neither of which originates from the EU. That's politics for you, then.)

Actually I was planning to order a couple of cases of Burgundy. :lol:

BJ
by bungeejumper
January 18th, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Is Latte getting milkier?
Replies: 13
Views: 279

Re: Is Latte getting milkier?

I need half a pint of super-strong coffee, comprising maybe 25% frothed milk, to get my brain started in the morning. My old Krups machine has been doing the business for 30 years, and it's still a better brew than the local Costa Fortune can offer, let alone Starcruds. So it's probably a good job t...
by bungeejumper
January 18th, 2019, 1:49 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Is Latte getting milkier?
Replies: 13
Views: 279

Re: Is Latte getting milkier?

Yes. Absolutely no question about it. It's not the only thing, either. Just the other night, I noticed that the moon was less bright than the way I remembered it. I tell you. somebody out there has turned down the wattage, presumably to save on the electricity bill. And now they're telling me that t...
by bungeejumper
January 18th, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Dash cam advice
Replies: 7
Views: 348

Re: Dash cam advice

What are thoughts on leaving a dash cam in a car when unattended? Do people try to steal them, or are they too commonplace / low-value to be theft-worthy these days? Depends on the location, I suppose. And on the thief. If some kid thinks it'll pay for his next fix, he'll smash out your window and ...
by bungeejumper
January 18th, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: Living Below Your Means
Topic: I earned over £600 an hour!
Replies: 19
Views: 769

Re: I earned over £600 an hour!

presumably the former includes 20p coins, while the latter doesn't? Exactly so. 20p coins have a value-to-pocket-clutter ratio that makes it past my personal threshold. They still make a meaningful difference at car parking meters, for instance. And another thing. When little Iolanthe is standing b...
by bungeejumper
January 17th, 2019, 2:58 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Poll - out of date stock on supermarket shelves
Replies: 49
Views: 871

Re: Poll - out of date stock on supermarket shelves

Erm, depends on the item (how much does the date matter?), and how much they've reduced it. If the date has actually passed, then I'd doubt whether any of my local shops would dare take the risk of discounting it - because that would be an active acknowledgement that they knew something was up. (As...
by bungeejumper
January 17th, 2019, 1:13 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Pots/Pans
Replies: 16
Views: 402

Re: Pots/Pans

We've never regretted buying our Meyer stainless saucepans, which are more what I'd call a midweight than a lightweight, but which distribute the heat very nicely so they don't burn anything. Not cheap - ours were £150 plus twenty years ago! But the welded handles don't wobble and they're very stabl...
by bungeejumper
January 17th, 2019, 11:32 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Dash cam advice
Replies: 7
Views: 348

Re: Dash cam advice

Nextbase 412GW here, and it's been excellent so far - more than enough resolution for number plates, etc. It took about 10 minutes to fit, although I haven't piggybacked mine into the fuse box. (I might get round to it one day.) On my Toyota, the headlining above the windscreen has a concealed cavit...
by bungeejumper
January 16th, 2019, 6:37 pm
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Kestrel
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: Kestrel

I've not seen kestrels used in falconry. I used to fly peregrine and lanner falcons, a buzzard and a Harris hawk many years ago and knew a lot of other people who kept raptors. Some did keep kestrels as birds they could use to teach their children with but I never knew anyone who actually flew then...
by bungeejumper
January 16th, 2019, 5:51 pm
Forum: Living Below Your Means
Topic: I earned over £600 an hour!
Replies: 19
Views: 769

Re: I earned over £600 an hour!

swill453 wrote:No.

HTH.

Thank you for taking the time to reply so helpfully. I have no words to describe my gratitude at your boundless generosity.

BJ
by bungeejumper
January 16th, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Living Below Your Means
Topic: I earned over £600 an hour!
Replies: 19
Views: 769

Re: I earned over £600 an hour!

Coppers in my change go straight into the charity tin if available. :shock: Failing that, in the nearest bin. :shock: Sad - I always put anything below 50 pence in a jar in the bedroom. Then whenever one of the grandchildren or young friend is going on a gap year I give them the jar (and also a che...
by bungeejumper
January 16th, 2019, 11:14 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: CD, VHS and DVD
Replies: 24
Views: 589

Re: CD, VHS and DVD

A pre-Walkman one from the 70s, like this? https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4062/4381168237_dd283b8335_b.jpg The very same! But cosmetically updated a little bit. The really snazzy ones had a third socket between record and earphones that would enable you to control the playback and record functions t...
by bungeejumper
January 16th, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: CD, VHS and DVD
Replies: 24
Views: 589

Re: CD, VHS and DVD

I mourn the demise of the cassette though, there is nothing quite like being given a 'mix tape' some lad has decided to make for you of all the songs he wants you to hear, and, often, drawn his own cover for it too! Aaah, there's nothing quite like the merry hours of fun you can have when you're re...
by bungeejumper
January 16th, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: O2 Network
Replies: 58
Views: 1686

Re: O2 Network

I discovered today that my spare mobile in the car (an 02 PAYG) was working fine, even though BT were (and are) still reporting that their mast was down. What's it got to do with BT (he grumbled...) Oops, he conceded. I must have been time-travelling back to the good old days when 02 and BT were st...
by bungeejumper
January 15th, 2019, 7:02 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: O2 Network
Replies: 58
Views: 1686

Re: O2 Network

You're not alone, XFool. My local 02 mast is also offline at the moment. For the last two days my phone has been telling me 'emergency calls only', and I can't receive any calls at all - they all get routed directly to voicemail (where I can' t reach them, of course). Zero bars showing on the phone...
by bungeejumper
January 15th, 2019, 3:15 pm
Forum: Pedants' Place
Topic: The tallest snake in the world
Replies: 3
Views: 239

The tallest snake in the world

Editing standards at the BBC continue to soar toward new lows. This one somehow got through: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-england-bristol-46837225 "Officer Clara Scully, who went to collect the snake, said at 13ft long (almost 4m) "it would stand almost as tall as a giraffe". Ye...
by bungeejumper
January 15th, 2019, 2:23 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: American-ism lost on British?
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: American-ism lost on British?

"Don't wear a thong.... Our aim is to make people laugh, not piss them off."

Am I the only one who finds this concatenation of words a teensy bit awkward?

BJ

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