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by Slarti
October 24th, 2019, 4:16 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Selling my car.
Replies: 14
Views: 1739

Re: Selling my car.

One important misprint in my initiation posting, the car is 8 years old, not 18! :shock: It is an Avensis auto, which is what makes me wonder if it is worth getting someone like ChipsAway to maximise to value. https://www.webuyanycar.com/ are offering £4+ for first class condition, which given that ...
by Slarti
October 24th, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Selling my car.
Replies: 14
Views: 1739

Selling my car.

I have now been advised that I am no longer able to drive, for medical reasons and so will have to sell my car. Mrs S doesn't want at she'd rather have have her smaller car. This means that I am going to be selling a car for over 40 years, having been trading in the mean time. So a couple of questio...
by Slarti
October 17th, 2019, 4:31 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Blu-ray players?
Replies: 2
Views: 1062

Blu-ray players?

Our DVD player has decided to give up the ghost, so it looks as is if it has to to be a blu-ray player to replace it.

I'm pretty certain that when we bought the DVD we had to have it multi-region chipped. Is this still still something that has does to be done, or it something done automatic?

Slarti
by Slarti
October 15th, 2019, 4:43 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Running the car?
Replies: 13
Views: 2126

Re: Running the car?

I would start the car and leave it running for at least half an hour, to get the engine thoroughly hot and recharge the battery. In these circumstances I would aim to do this at least weekly. Run the air-con too, to protect the seals. If you can take it out for a drive, even better, to remove any c...
by Slarti
October 15th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Running the car?
Replies: 13
Views: 2126

Running the car?

For a variety of reasons my car hasn't been run for 5 weeks, and probably won't been used again for 3 or 4 weeks.

Would it be a be a good idea, just to set it going, and leave it going, and for how long and how often?

I'm most certainly suffering from brain fade at the moment.


Slarti
by Slarti
October 8th, 2019, 4:13 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: 50 years old
Replies: 93
Views: 4858

Re: 50 years old

Howyoudoin wrote:Apparently, if you promise your family and friends that you will do the Couch to 5K by the end of the year, it’s binding.


The Couch?

The thing that that you sit on? :shock:


I understand each each, but that makes no sense at all.

Slarti
by Slarti
October 7th, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Sewer Junction Issue
Replies: 8
Views: 1568

Re: Sewer Junction Issue

Could you place a baffle on the upstream side of the adjoining pipe so as to curve the flow downstream better?

It would need to be something secure, but flexible, probably less than a quarter of the width of the target pipe.

Just a thought.
Slarti
by Slarti
October 6th, 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: Books and Reading
Topic: Fantasy
Replies: 12
Views: 2114

Re: Fantasy

OH and I are both Pratchett fans and miss his work. Can anyone recommend similar styles of writing, I want books with humour as I'm fed up with all the doom and gloom around these days. R6 Well, if you haven't read them, there are are always the Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy trilogy - of 5. And...
by Slarti
October 6th, 2019, 5:22 pm
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Small bird breeding season.
Replies: 19
Views: 4120

Re: Small bird breeding season.

We have have a small small flock of Goldfinches on the feeders, today, with at least least 3 juveniles demanding feeding. Which is is somewhat late in the year.

Slarti
by Slarti
September 24th, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Kamikaze pigeon - Whodunnit/what just happened?
Replies: 13
Views: 1568

Re: Kamikaze pigeon - Whodunnit/what just happened?

When I walk out of the back door, I have to walk along the side of the dining room to come in into of sight of the birds on the feeders and if there are many birds there then they explode away in all directions. Mainly they fly away from the house, but if there are enough of them they fly in all dir...
by Slarti
September 21st, 2019, 6:14 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Sun cream, mosquito repellant, bite soothing ointment - which order?!
Replies: 6
Views: 1692

Re: Sun cream, mosquito repellant, bite soothing ointment - which order?!

For me it is the anti-histamine cream, sun block and finally the mosquito repellent - though I don't don't do much in the way of sun block as the I manly use clothing and hiding in the shade for that purpose. But if I am using sun block I will add more if and as required. Seems to work for me. Slarti
by Slarti
September 7th, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: Airport Lounge
Topic: Orlando
Replies: 5
Views: 2234

Re: Orlando

We have ruled out staying at Hotels in or close to the main theme parks and probably have ruled out having a rental vehicle. And we don't want half board or self catering. There are shuttle buses into Disney World, but the World is very, very big and you may well find yourself spending quite a bit ...
by Slarti
September 7th, 2019, 4:58 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: How to please your MoT tester
Replies: 15
Views: 2562

Re: How to please your MoT tester

My Toyota is exactly five years old, which means it's just about to run out of its manufacturer's warranty, and it's just had its third MOT. And it's always had a DAB radio - not that that's any use to me, because we don't have any worthwhile reception around these parts. It's the rolling hills, ya...
by Slarti
September 6th, 2019, 5:44 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: How to please your MoT tester
Replies: 15
Views: 2562

Re: How to please your MoT tester

staffordian wrote:
Slarti wrote:How do you get Planet Rock?

I'm not leaving my phone in the car.

Slarti

A DAB car radio?


Are there many cars needing an MOT with a DAB radio?

Slarti
by Slarti
September 6th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: How to please your MoT tester
Replies: 15
Views: 2562

Re: How to please your MoT tester

Present your vehicle nice and clean, inside and out, and underneath too. No nasty niffs. New(ish) neutralizing air freshener wotnots please. Your radio should be tuned to Planet Rock so the tester can turn it up to eleven 8-) HappyTesterMork :D How do you get Planet Rock? I'm not leaving my phone i...
by Slarti
September 6th, 2019, 4:47 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: The next step....
Replies: 3
Views: 1488

Re: The next step....

My own strategy was a fixed rate one year for the first year and then cash that and invest into a self select ISA, mainly bought on a long term buy and hold with the holdings split between 50% purchased for growth the other 50% for dividends. Despite some real stinkers (anything retail, Marconi, Bar...
by Slarti
September 3rd, 2019, 4:55 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Just got married
Replies: 15
Views: 1729

Re: Just got married

StepOne wrote:If she claims to like the Star Wars prequels, then she's clearly just being nice to avoid hurting your feelings.... :lol:



Did I mention the prequels?

And if she did not like them it just confirm to me her good taste as I think they are cr@p :twisted:

Slarti
by Slarti
September 3rd, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Just got married
Replies: 15
Views: 1729

Re: Just got married

Mike88 wrote: but to get females liking Star Wars and the excellent Pulp Fiction is a near impossibility.



You need a different selection of females :lol:

Mrs S like the original 3 Star Wars (and some of the current ones that I can't stand) and Pulp Fiction.

Slarti
by Slarti
September 3rd, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Just got married
Replies: 15
Views: 1729

Re: Just got married

"Statley as 2 galleons ..."


Slarti
by Slarti
September 2nd, 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: PPI...off
Replies: 27
Views: 2222

Re: PPI...off

bungeejumper wrote:On two occasions, I refused PPI, only to have it forced upon me because it was 'company policy'.


I refused PPI only to be told that it was company policy, to which I replied that in that case I'd go elsewhere for my finances.

They backed down.

Slarti

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