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by Watis
October 22nd, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: The Far Side by Gary Larson
Replies: 7
Views: 758

Re: The Far Side by Gary Larson

Ah, yes.

One of my favourites was of a couple of Stone Age guys playing Rock, Paper, Scissors - and not understanding why every round ended in a draw!

Watis
by Watis
October 16th, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Girlfriends new job enforcing me rules about how and what to trade
Replies: 53
Views: 2219

Re: Girlfriends new job enforcing me rules about how and what to trade

For those who keep finances separate, do you have different lifestyles? Does the higher earner get treats, holidays, etc. that their partner doesn't? I'm genuinely curious as to how such separate arrangements play out in day-to-day living? As a 'pooler' myself, it has always struck me as awkward wh...
by Watis
October 15th, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Running the car?
Replies: 13
Views: 792

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 co...
by Watis
October 8th, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Credit Cards and Loans
Topic: credit card limit and hire car
Replies: 14
Views: 606

Re: credit card limit and hire car

You mention travelling as a big party. Could one of the other members of the party book the hire car on this occasion?

Watis
by Watis
October 5th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Books and Reading
Topic: The Ladybird book of whom......???
Replies: 3
Views: 461

Re: The Ladybird book of whom......???

There are more . . .

I was recently given the Ladybird book of The Husband and the Ladybird book of The Mid-Life Crisis.

As you can imagine, both books contributed hugely to my understanding of these matters. :lol:

Watis
by Watis
October 1st, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Santander Business Banking facility
Replies: 4
Views: 923

Re: Santander Business Banking facility

That's quite worrying! I'm treasurer of the local PTA and I was planning to move the account to Santander, but as I have a personal account with them, perhaps I won't now! By the way, I do think it is poor practice to have multiple people logging into a bank with the same log in details. There aren...
by Watis
October 1st, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Scam 'phone call alerts
Replies: 40
Views: 1535

Re: Scam 'phone call alerts

We haven't had any Amazon Prime scam calls but we are currently being plagued with calls purporting to be from Capital One. The giveaway is that we recognise the 0800 number the call appears to originate from so can ignore them. Hopefully, they will move on to a new set of numbers to try, but we've ...
by Watis
September 26th, 2019, 3:19 pm
Forum: Pedants' Place
Topic: Train Carriages
Replies: 20
Views: 1117

Re: Train Carriages

OLTB wrote:Afternoon all

I was waiting for a train today and heard the announcement that my train would be, ‘formed of five carriages’.

I hadn’t heard the phrase, ‘formed of’ before - is it correct? I’m not too sure what a suitable alternative might be.

Cheers, OLTB.


'comprised of'?

'comprises'?

Watis
by Watis
September 24th, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Kamikaze pigeon - Whodunnit/what just happened?
Replies: 13
Views: 1177

Re: Kamikaze pigeon - Whodunnit/what just happened?

Itsallaguess wrote:For those that have never had the pleasure of mental pigeons -

Image

Cheers,

Itsallaguess


At Watis Castle, we call these 'angels'.
by Watis
September 16th, 2019, 10:22 am
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Windscreen frost covers
Replies: 30
Views: 1822

Re: Windscreen frost covers

For me, warm means body temperature or thereabouts, so I consider the thermal shock to be less than that from washing a car with hot water on a crisp April morning - and no-one ever worries about thermal shock in those circumstances! Thanks Waits - that makes sense. I'll try to use warm water rathe...
by Watis
September 16th, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Windscreen frost covers
Replies: 30
Views: 1822

Re: Windscreen frost covers

Just want to say thanks to everyone who's offered advice on the windscreen-frost issue. Unfortunately changing cars or moving to Essex isn't practical at this moment in time, so I think I might try the warm-water routine this winter, and see how I get on. I admit that I too thought that regularly p...
by Watis
September 13th, 2019, 2:50 pm
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: I know a lot of jokes about white sugar
Replies: 13
Views: 833

Re: I know a lot of jokes about white sugar

It must be the accent AiY ;) For any still struggling to get it, I first heard it here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-49389208 On his joke claiming the top spot, Falafel said: "This is a fantastic honour but it's like I've always said, jokes about white sugar are r...
by Watis
September 13th, 2019, 2:25 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Mobile phones
Replies: 12
Views: 379

Re: Mobile phones

What 'Itsallaguess' said, plus your concern over battery charging doesn't apply to the non-smart phones he linked to - their battery life will be days or weeks on standby. In fact, 'up to 720 hours' on one of those phones picked at random. That's a calendar month! Then there's some comfort in having...
by Watis
September 12th, 2019, 8:56 am
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Windscreen frost covers
Replies: 30
Views: 1822

Re: Windscreen frost covers

I'm a fan of the warm water technique because it comes with a hidden benefit.

By warming the glass, it keeps condensation on the inside surface of the windscreen at bay until the heater can deliver warm air.

Watis
by Watis
September 10th, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Three little letters
Replies: 22
Views: 1492

Re: Three little letters

No doubt one of our number is relieved that a certain Satanist is deceased . . .

Watis
by Watis
September 10th, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Three little letters
Replies: 22
Views: 1492

Re: Three little letters

It's not just people that have been the subject of attempts to prevent the exclusive use of their name.

I give you: Iceland.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38201571

Watis
by Watis
September 6th, 2019, 4:12 pm
Forum: Retirement Investing (inc FIRE)
Topic: BIG decision to make!
Replies: 51
Views: 3578

Re: BIG decision to make!

I've just been through this process with an IFA paid for by my DB pension provider, who wrote to me offering a telephone meeting with their chosen IFA to discuss my options. It transpires that they are required by law to do this for everyone with a pension pot in excess of £30,000 but it was present...
by Watis
September 5th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: PPI...off
Replies: 27
Views: 2061

Re: PPI...off

Grumpi wrote:
<snip>

He actually used the "b" word (£53bn) but I refuse to use billion to mean less than a million million.
That's what I was taught at school here in the UK and I see no need to change.



Me too, but that's decimalisation for you.

Watis
by Watis
September 5th, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Can't get onto my yahoo emails
Replies: 32
Views: 1721

Re: Can't get onto my yahoo emails

Another good justification for my decision a while back to 'gmailify' my Yahoo! account and use Gmail as my email client of choice. I've had no issues receiving my Yahoo! emails in Gmail today. Details here: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/6304825? if you want to consider this option. Watis ...
by Watis
September 5th, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Can't get onto my yahoo emails
Replies: 32
Views: 1721

Re: Can't get onto my yahoo emails

Another good justification for my decision a while back to 'gmailify' my Yahoo! account and use Gmail as my email client of choice.

I've had no issues receiving my Yahoo! emails in Gmail today.

Details here: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/6304825? if you want to consider this option.

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