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by Slarti
November 20th, 2018, 5:06 pm
Forum: Running a Business
Topic: 'Tis the Season
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: 'Tis the Season

out of curtiosity... where would one send a christmas card to " a council client" ? a specified person? A department? And which desk would it actually end up on? The named inidivdual maybe... or a general secretary/receptionist for a depeartment. Always to specific named people. In my cas...
by Slarti
November 20th, 2018, 4:48 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Local residents vs transport planners
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Local residents vs transport planners

Can't think of any success as the decision has usually been made long before the consultation starts and, being professionals, they must know better than the people in the area. :roll:

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by Slarti
November 20th, 2018, 4:41 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: The Xmas exodus this year, >+< London, dates?
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: The Xmas exodus this year, >+< London, dates?

East Anglia automatically says Liverpool St to me and the bit of that in greater London and west Essex will be closed from Saturday 23 December until Monday 1 January, possibly longer. https://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2017-09-18/rail-line-into-london-liverpool-st-closed-over-christmas/ Slarti OK, so...
by Slarti
November 20th, 2018, 11:01 am
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: The Xmas exodus this year, >+< London, dates?
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: The Xmas exodus this year, >+< London, dates?

East Anglia automatically says Liverpool St to me and the bit of that in greater London and west Essex will be closed from Saturday 23 December until Monday 1 January, possibly longer.

https://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2017-09 ... christmas/

Slarti
by Slarti
November 19th, 2018, 12:21 pm
Forum: Running a Business
Topic: 'Tis the Season
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: 'Tis the Season

Not something that I ever worried about and I not only had government and charity clients but at least one company run by a Muslim family.

Only comments I ever got were favourable ones.

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by Slarti
November 19th, 2018, 11:53 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Something to think about
Replies: 1
Views: 116

Re: Something to think about

And if you own domains it is interesting to enter them and see all of the compromised email addresses related to them.

Most of which have never existed!


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by Slarti
November 18th, 2018, 4:01 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Are Smart meters compulsory?
Replies: 56
Views: 1835

Re: Are Smart meters compulsory?

Uncle, The only device we have been able to shift to off-peak (Economy 7) is our washing machine. We do not have a dishwasher or indeed any other appliance that could be run off-peak. Unless, of course, we re-arrange our lives to run during off-peak hours. The plain fact of the matter for us is tha...
by Slarti
November 16th, 2018, 11:54 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Watch that spys on kids vulnerable!
Replies: 0
Views: 118

Watch that spys on kids vulnerable!

Found a link to this story in my Twitter timeline

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-46195189

If you know anybody who got one of these for their child, point them at the story

Slarti
by Slarti
November 14th, 2018, 12:59 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: New lower Thames crossing consultation
Replies: 0
Views: 168

New lower Thames crossing consultation

https://highwaysengland.citizenspace.co ... sultation/

This seemed to be the best place to post this.

Slarti
by Slarti
November 11th, 2018, 3:20 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Bathroom light pull chord
Replies: 26
Views: 777

Re: Bathroom light pull chord

To all who've commented on the electrical safety aspect, thanks.

It was not something that worried me that much, but I had been asked.

Slarti
by Slarti
November 11th, 2018, 3:13 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Bathroom light pull chord
Replies: 26
Views: 777

Re: Bathroom light pull chord

I was writing about bathrooms replaced in the last ten years (I have three rather expensive ones) I did not ask but the switches were installed outside the door, I assume for safety and actually they are much easier to use anyway. Maybe Chris can give us a definitive answer. So long as the switch i...
by Slarti
November 9th, 2018, 3:59 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Bubble bottom highball glasses?
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: Bubble bottom highball glasses?

Itsallaguess wrote:
Slarti wrote:
Mrs S and I will be so happy to have decent glasses again.


Great news - happy to help.

Cheers!

Itsallaguess


Eek!

It looks like they may be the last new ones in the shop as Ravenhead appear to have gone out of business :shock:

Slarti
by Slarti
November 9th, 2018, 11:03 am
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: Which online self select ISA?
Replies: 12
Views: 500

Which online self select ISA?

I need to transfer my self select ISA from my current broker as they have announced that they are going to increase fees and charges by about 50%, on average as of 2nd January. Any recommendations for a "broker" that accepts transfers in of existing self select ISAs? Or warnings against :o...
by Slarti
November 9th, 2018, 10:52 am
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Bubble bottom highball glasses?
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: Bubble bottom highball glasses?

Has anybody any idea where I might get some of this sort of style, new? I don't want to buy 2nd hand off Ebay. It looks like these might be suitable - https://www.leekes.co.uk/index.php/hobnobs-12-piece-tumbler-set https://www.amazon.co.uk/SET-BALLS-30CL-HOBNOBS-RAYWARE/dp/B001CN1NSW https://www.am...
by Slarti
November 8th, 2018, 5:58 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Bathroom light pull chord
Replies: 26
Views: 777

Re: Bathroom light pull chord

I think it's so that you can replace a cord which is: ⋅ worn ⋅ dirty ⋅ broken (provided it's broken below the connector) without having to open up the switch. I don't think there's any risk in doing what you have done provided the cord isn't conductive (using a bit of ...
by Slarti
November 8th, 2018, 5:56 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Bubble bottom highball glasses?
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Bubble bottom highball glasses?

We have the remains of a set of knobbly bottom glasses of a size that I believe is called highball, 12cm deep 13.5cm overall, and we need replacements. They are a bit like this https://proxy.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fthumbs.gocdn.us%2F57_1467.z.1500.1000.jpg&f=1 We don't want smooth bott...
by Slarti
November 8th, 2018, 5:34 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Are Smart meters compulsory?
Replies: 56
Views: 1835

Re: Are Smart meters compulsory?

I like the SMARTish gas and electricity meters we had installed a couple of years ago by First Utility. I see no downside. The bills are the same whether read by eye or by the radio network (its not the internet as such). What slightly bothers me is despite all the negative publicity concerning cla...
by Slarti
November 8th, 2018, 1:28 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Bathroom light pull chord
Replies: 26
Views: 777

Bathroom light pull chord

Both of our pull chord light switches have a plastic bead a few inches below the ceiling mount. One of them has broken and I just threaded the longer piece directly to the switch rocker. My son has just asked, is it possible that the bead is a safety precaution to stop risk of electrocution from a d...
by Slarti
November 6th, 2018, 5:08 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Shopping
Replies: 20
Views: 719

Re: Shopping

brightncheerful wrote:I wonder what more they hope to achieve? Other than blocking the aisles with double presence.


She knows what we are going to buy, I can reach it - mostly.

We both hate the shopping and so suffer it together. Though I have to be honest and say that I do it quicker by myself.

Slarti
by Slarti
November 6th, 2018, 12:39 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Newspaper reading stand
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Re: Newspaper reading stand

I have to use a neck brace and mustn't look down to read newspapers etc flat on a table. I've seached for but can't find any stand that will hold the Times, let alone larger broadsheets at the weekend. I'll be most grateful for any suggestions for something that will hold papers for reading. TIA Jo...

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