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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. I like ginger. Must try that next time I think I...

    Posted by Oakbank, 31-07-19
    Thread: Healthy bodies
    I like ginger. Must try that next time I think I have a cold coming o - o - on. ATISHOO!

    Right. Kettle on.
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  6. Whenever I even think I have a cold coming on I...

    Posted by Oakbank, 28-07-19
    Thread: Healthy bodies
    Whenever I even think I have a cold coming on I drink hot toddies. Black coffee sweetened with honey and fortified with rum. I'm not 100% certain it helps, I just don't care.

    As ano domini wreaks...
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  7. July's been a very busy month for me and my...

    Posted by Oakbank, 28-07-19
    July's been a very busy month for me and my family. We are an incredibly fortunate bunch and as much as I love them all I do like to get away on Ladybird, on my own, and recharge my psyche. This...
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  8. Pastaway. Pie Hard. Mad Max - Curry Road. ...

    Posted by Oakbank, 28-07-19
    Pastaway.

    Pie Hard.

    Mad Max - Curry Road.

    Crouching Tizer, Hidden Flagon.

    Raiders of the Lost Fridge.
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  9. Unless you have teenagers in tow, quiet places...

    Posted by Oakbank, 29-06-19
    Unless you have teenagers in tow, quiet places are the best places. When our kids were young we camped or caravanned on Forestry Commision campsites or small, working farm campsites. We found the...
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  10. Jon ​That is one beast of a caravan; a bit...

    Posted by Oakbank, 27-06-19
    Thread: Caravans
    Jon

    ​That is one beast of a caravan; a bit bigger than mine.

    I believe the term for people doing what you plan is "Snowbirds". They chase the sun, driving north in the summer, then as soon as...
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  11. It's not just me then :confused:

    Posted by Oakbank, 27-06-19
    It's not just me then :confused:
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  12. Caravans

    Posted by Oakbank, 27-06-19
    Thread: Caravans
    Many many years ago, when the kids were young, money was tight and fuel was around £1.35/gallon, we used to borrow my father-in-law's old caravan to go on our holidays.

    Fast forward nigh on 40...
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  13. I went for a wee potter about on Ladybird today....

    Posted by Oakbank, 25-06-19
    I went for a wee potter about on Ladybird today. Very little wind, but it was 'Taps Aff!', just shorts and sunblock, plus floppy hat and sunglasses. I didn't go anywhere, just out to the Tail o' the...
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  14. Poll: I asked my optician about getting me contact...

    Posted by Oakbank, 21-06-19
    I asked my optician about getting me contact lenses. She said I'm not suitable as my prescription changes every year, and not just for the worse. Some years my distance vision improves!

    The net...
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  15. Poll: I used to write a lot of emails to colleagues for...

    Posted by Oakbank, 21-06-19
    I used to write a lot of emails to colleagues for whom English was not their first language, and frequently not even their second. To get the message across I had to simplify, to the point of being...
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  16. Clean Energy to dominate energy market

    Posted by Oakbank, 21-06-19
    Interesting article in the BBC today Clean Energy
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  17. Picked the first ripe strawberry out of the...

    Posted by Oakbank, 20-06-19
    Picked the first ripe strawberry out of the greenhouse yesterday, and being the kind, generous fool that I am, gave it to the wife.

    Anyone know how to remove strawberry juice from a white blouse?
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  18. Poll: It all depends. If it's a topic that interests me...

    Posted by Oakbank, 20-06-19
    It all depends. If it's a topic that interests me and is well written I'll read it thoroughly . . . until I come across something that jars, be it an overt political message or a glaring grammatical...
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  19. I use a metal handled Gillette mk5 and I find the...

    Posted by Oakbank, 18-06-19
    Thread: Razors
    I use a metal handled Gillette mk5 and I find the blades last weeks, if not months. I reckon the time to change blades is when I walk out the bathroom with little bits of toilet paper stuck all over...
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  20. Fascinating project Lenny. Being steel (&...

    Posted by Oakbank, 18-06-19
    Fascinating project Lenny.

    Being steel (& filler) it'll be a pretty heavy EV vehicle. What are the plans re. batteries and powertrain donor car? Tesla or Leaf?
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  21. You know your getting old when breakfast includes...

    Posted by Oakbank, 18-06-19
    You know your getting old when breakfast includes Glucosamide and supper includes Statins. :(

    When your grandchildren are studying 'The Falklands conflict' in history lessons.

    When people rush...
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  22. There are three films I would not pass up on an...

    Posted by Oakbank, 18-06-19
    There are three films I would not pass up on an opportunity to watch . . . again and again.

    1) Zulu.

    2) Lawrence of Arabia.

    3) Master and Commander.

    What that says about me I shudder to...
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  23. Hey! No need to be sorry. It's a great second...

    Posted by Oakbank, 18-06-19
    Hey! No need to be sorry. It's a great second car. Zero tax and 60+mpg, and better residual value, in % terms, than any EV :cool:.
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  24. Hi Marc You're doing well to get 170 mpc...

    Posted by Oakbank, 18-06-19
    Hi Marc

    You're doing well to get 170 mpc (miles per charge). I take it you're driving 'conservatively' and using as much regenerative braking via the e-pedal as possible. Do the brake lights come...
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  25. Woz I fully agree, and would like to add to my...

    Posted by Oakbank, 18-06-19
    Woz

    I fully agree, and would like to add to my earlier post by stating inaccurate, partisan and sensationalist journalism just adds to the confusion. We, the poor (and increasingly so) consumer...
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