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  1. Poll: POLL: Have you ever taken part in a poll?

    Posted by Oakbank, 11-09-19
    With so many organisations carrying out polls covering everything from views on Brexit, Global Warming, Political Affiliation, etc. etc. have you ever been asked to take part in one?
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  2. Poll: When you think about it, the last person who...

    Posted by Oakbank, 06-09-19
    When you think about it, the last person who tried to single-handedly force his will on parliament was Charles 1st; and he lost his head in the end. Who’s today’s Cromwell?
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  3. Avon Skin-so-Soft on you. Seriously, it works....

    Posted by Oakbank, 05-09-19
    Avon Skin-so-Soft on you. Seriously, it works.
    DEET on your clothing. (careful, it dissolves some synthetics)
    SMIDGE, if coming to Scotland.
    Don't go where there's mosquitoes :p

    PS. Have a good...
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  4. Poll: The way Boris is going there will be no other...

    Posted by Oakbank, 05-09-19
    The way Boris is going there will be no other candidates for the premiership. He'll have sacked most of the names on that list, while the rest will have defected to another party!

    To be frank, I...
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  5. Tariff Conversation

    Posted by Oakbank, 05-09-19
    I got collared as I was leaving Morrisons supermarket today by a smartly dressed young man wanting to know who my energy supplier was.
    "Pure Planet" I told him.
    "Never heard of them." was his...
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  6. Only for the porpoises and seals. :D

    Posted by Oakbank, 04-09-19
    Only for the porpoises and seals. :D
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  7. Well. I can turn the music up REALLY LOUD without...

    Posted by Oakbank, 04-09-19
    Well. I can turn the music up REALLY LOUD without upsetting anyone. :)
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  8. Neighbours?

    Posted by Oakbank, 04-09-19
    Neighbours?
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  9. I don’t have any advice re. horseflies, but for...

    Posted by Oakbank, 04-09-19
    I don’t have any advice re. horseflies, but for midges and other small biting insects I recommend planting some aromatic herbs near your ‘sitootery’, eg. lemon balm. These plants evolved their...
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  10. Rural? When I was commuting to Australia I was...

    Posted by Oakbank, 04-09-19
    Rural? When I was commuting to Australia I was always asked by their Border Force “Have you been in a wilderness area recently. “

    My reply? “I live in a wilderness mate!”

    They still let me in...
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  11. Smart Meter Rollout

    Posted by Oakbank, 02-09-19
    Can PP give any indication when Smart Meters are going to be rolled out in my area (Argyll)?

    In fact it would be good if this information was available for all regions.
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  12. App bug?

    Posted by Oakbank, 02-09-19
    Thread: App bug?
    When I use the PP app on my iPad mini I often turn it on its side to view pages in landscape format. Whenever I'm finished and press 'Done' the app tries to go back to the launch, or home, page, but...
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  13. How did your garden grow?

    Posted by Oakbank, 02-09-19
    We've had our best ever crop of spuds and onions this year.

    Peas got battered by torrential rain and never really recovered. We should still be picking them but the plants have gone black and...
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  14. Here's hoping for an Indian summer so I can get...

    Posted by Oakbank, 02-09-19
    Here's hoping for an Indian summer so I can get some sailing in. I'm not holding my breath though. Today it's raining; tomorrow's forecast is for more rain and Wednesday we're having showers. By next...
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  15. Poll: Taking payment implies accepting a degree of...

    Posted by Oakbank, 31-08-19
    Taking payment implies accepting a degree of responsibility. I'd say something along the lines of "Yes, sure I'll feed and walk your dog, but I won't be letting him off the lead until I'm certain...
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  16. I'm having a book cull at the moment to make room...

    Posted by Oakbank, 31-08-19
    I'm having a book cull at the moment to make room on the shelves for some more. They'll be going off to raise money for a local church.

    Meanwhile, I have just started Riddle of the Sands by...
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  17. Poll: ​Aha! The plot thickens . . . like gravy.

    Posted by Oakbank, 23-08-19
    ​Aha! The plot thickens . . . like gravy.
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  18. Poll: Bisto :confused::confused: Well, how about...

    Posted by Oakbank, 23-08-19
    Bisto :confused::confused:

    Well, how about some of that Discworld's Dwarf Bread? It keeps well. In fact it's just as inedible fresh as it is stale.
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  19. Poll: I use Amazon Music. There is a £7.99/Month option...

    Posted by Oakbank, 23-08-19
    I use Amazon Music. There is a £7.99/Month option but I just use the free version. No adverts, it just stops occasionally (perhaps once per album or playlist) to ask if you want to pay.
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  20. Poll: The solution is simple. Buy a selection box,...

    Posted by Oakbank, 23-08-19
    The solution is simple.
    Buy a selection box, and after a few days see what ones are left in the tin.
    Those are the ones you should buy in the future.
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  21. Grandson on his first BMX bump-track race (#520)....

    Posted by Oakbank, 23-08-19
    Grandson on his first BMX bump-track race (#520). He came 1st in the 7-11 novice section.

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  22. Pilates of the Carribean: The Curse of the Black...

    Posted by Oakbank, 23-08-19
    Pilates of the Carribean: The Curse of the Black Leotard (sorry, not food related, but I couldn't resist it)

    Citizen Sugar Cane

    It's a Wonderful Loaf

    Tarzan the Grape Man

    Howard the Duck...
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  23. Thanks everyone who voted for me. As Nataly...

    Posted by Oakbank, 01-08-19
    Thanks everyone who voted for me.

    As Nataly said, this month's theme is a green theme, 'Human Powered Transport'. Toddlers on balance bikes, teenagers on skateboards, MAMILs (Middle Aged Men in...
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  24. Hmmm, 11/14. Clearly I must brush up on PP's...

    Posted by Oakbank, 01-08-19
    Hmmm, 11/14. Clearly I must brush up on PP's T&Cs. :confused:
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  25. Poll: Apple: They just work out the box, though I...

    Posted by Oakbank, 31-07-19
    Apple: They just work out the box, though I wouldn't consider the latest 'all singing, all dancing' models. Mine's an iPhone 5SE.

    Android: Too many operating system 'flavours'. Like religion,...
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