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by fuiseog
November 29th, 2018, 4:17 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: New boiler quote reasonable?
Replies: 14
Views: 574

Re: New boiler quote reasonable?

Which? have a very useful/helpful "How to buy the best boiler" section and recommend best brands and best buys. Well worth a read IMO.
by fuiseog
November 26th, 2018, 8:44 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Buying a new TV
Replies: 8
Views: 418

Re: Buying a new TV

I think it's worthwhile looking into TV's in Which magazine. When I recently looked into it I was impressed with how quickly their advice brought me up to speed.
Local libraries normally have copies and very often can give you access to online content.
by fuiseog
July 12th, 2018, 9:21 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Pronounciation
Replies: 8
Views: 731

Re: Pronounciation

I know how to pronounce Caoimhe but I'm not a 'technical' linguist, so not used to trying phonetic spelling. The best phonetic indication I can propose is Kw_eev_eh. When your friend meets her, if she can say "Dia dhuit a Caoimhe", she'll be surprised. (Pronounced deeya gwit a Kw_eev_eh). ...
by fuiseog
June 30th, 2018, 2:59 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Socks
Replies: 22
Views: 1383

Re: Socks

I've used Brasher wool socks for hillwalking but they're no longer available since Berghouse took over Brasher. I bought 4 pairs maybe 10/12 years ago and they are ready for replacing. These were thick (I think labelled 4 seasons) and soft wool. Even wearing them in hot Mediterranean conditions, I f...
by fuiseog
May 28th, 2018, 11:54 am
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Overhanging trees
Replies: 10
Views: 971

Re: Overhanging trees

The High Hedge legislation does not apply to deciduous trees (that lose foliage in winter), only evergreens. I would be careful of the potential for politics. I think it very unlikely that the bird sh1t argument is the route to go down. It is likely to be misinterpreted by bird lovers, casting you i...
by fuiseog
May 13th, 2018, 3:54 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Probate, dealing with difficult sister
Replies: 22
Views: 2621

Re: Probate, dealing with difficult sister

Surely all beneficiaries are entitled to a copy of the will?
by fuiseog
February 9th, 2018, 11:37 am
Forum: Photography
Topic: Garden Photography winners - stunning pictures
Replies: 4
Views: 987

Garden Photography winners - stunning pictures

Some (almost all) of these pictures are nothing short of stunning IMHO.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-42960835

None are mine -:(
by fuiseog
February 6th, 2018, 9:17 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Restrictive Covenant - Employment
Replies: 28
Views: 2275

Re: Restrictive Covenant - Employment

Even if they paid an employee for the 12 month period, i.e. as a form of 'garden leave', this kind of restriction seems unreasonable, especially for a young person who needs to continue in employment to develop the skills, experience and track record that's needed to progress their career. I wouldn'...
by fuiseog
January 15th, 2018, 12:22 pm
Forum: Around the UK
Topic: York
Replies: 23
Views: 1187

Re: York

For York, I'd second The Phoenix: friendly, great fire, great beers, and all that jazz......
by fuiseog
January 12th, 2018, 9:26 pm
Forum: Airport Lounge
Topic: Recommendations for accommodation in New York - near Broadway - and flights
Replies: 17
Views: 674

Re: Recommendations for accommodation in New York - near Broadway - and flights

Apologies for a typo, Jean-Georges is a ***M, not **.
by fuiseog
January 12th, 2018, 9:24 pm
Forum: Airport Lounge
Topic: Recommendations for accommodation in New York - near Broadway - and flights
Replies: 17
Views: 674

Re: Recommendations for accommodation in New York - near Broadway - and flights

My adult son's working and living in Manhattan. We went across to see him in October 2016 and are due to travel again late spring/early summer. We stayed in a friend's vacant apartment so didn't have to deal with those (to me) telephone number hotel bills. The National Museum of the American Indian,...
by fuiseog
January 2nd, 2018, 3:47 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Sound Bar
Replies: 12
Views: 941

Re: Sound Bar

Which? have some very good articles on TV soundbars, including a best buy list of 19 with prices ranging from £150 to £650. Which? also has a don't buy list of 17. You'll get free access online at your local library if you're lucky enough to have one, or there usually is £1 free tiral offers that Go...
by fuiseog
December 27th, 2017, 3:38 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Washing waterproof anorak
Replies: 6
Views: 445

Re: Washing waterproof anorak

I've been using Lux soap flakes to handwash waterproofed clothing before re-treating with Nikwax wash-in waterproofer. My oldest Paramo jacket is 14 years old and has probably been washed 2/3 times per year without ill effect. I prefer not to use the machine in case there's residues of detergents le...
by fuiseog
December 5th, 2017, 6:41 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Smoke Alarms - optical vs. ionisation
Replies: 13
Views: 698

Re: Smoke Alarms - optical vs. ionisation

I contacted my local fire service for advice. They said they provided smoke detectors free, and 2 firemen came out, looked over the house deciding we only needed 3, installed them and left. I've forgotten what type they are, but they have 10 year batteries and when the batteries run out we replace t...
by fuiseog
November 13th, 2017, 1:25 pm
Forum: Airport Lounge
Topic: Zurich bound
Replies: 9
Views: 1278

Re: Zurich bound

I've found the 'free' walking tour very interesting. You are expected to make a donation but the (english speaking, Zurich native) guide was excellent. Took about 1.5-2 hours from memory and the area covered was fairly compact. It's a good chance to meet other visitors and get tips based on their ex...
by fuiseog
September 16th, 2017, 6:38 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: What does my TV need?
Replies: 26
Views: 1711

Re: What does my TV need?

I can second the Chromecast, and it's also useful for viewing phone photos on the TV. Our connection to the router is via homeplugs. Its worked fine without any issue for a few years.

fuiseog
by fuiseog
May 4th, 2017, 10:34 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: query on connecting laptop to external monitor
Replies: 3
Views: 406

Re: query on connecting laptop to external monitor

Thank you ReformedCharacter and Infrasonic, very helpful. I was unsure of the naming, appearance and functionality of the connectors. I've ordered a HDMI to DVI cable for the new computer as that seems to be the most modern connection (digital to digital).

fuiseog
by fuiseog
May 3rd, 2017, 12:40 pm
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Weeping tree
Replies: 9
Views: 873

Re: Weeping tree

Salix caprea pendula (weeping goat willow - small growing and prunable to contain) Cotoneaster Hybridus Pendulus (weeping cotoneaster - white spring flowers, red autumn berries, evergreen) Pyrus salicifolia pendula (weeping silver leaf pear - medium sized but prunable to contain) Prunus Kiku Shidare...
by fuiseog
May 3rd, 2017, 11:34 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: query on connecting laptop to external monitor
Replies: 3
Views: 406

query on connecting laptop to external monitor

I've taken delivery of a Dell Latitude 12 7270 laptop. Connections on the laptop are listed as (full size) HDMI and Minidisplay ports. My (oldish but good) Samsung 23" monitor has only DVI in and RGB in sockets, and the cable I have been using in it is connected to the RGB in socket (which I th...
by fuiseog
April 10th, 2017, 11:17 am
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Crab apple, advice please
Replies: 1
Views: 414

Re: Crab apple, advice please

Malus Rudolph is one of my favourites. It's not truly red leaved, with leaves emerging purple/reddish in spring and fading into green as summer progresses. Flowers are showy pink followed by an abundance of dark red cherry-size fruits persisting until late December/early January. It's fairly disease...

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