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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. A couple of things have made me happy today. ...

    Posted by Oakbank, 18-06-19
    A couple of things have made me happy today.

    1) I've just got back from a two week sailing trip round the Inner Hebrides with a couple of very good friends. Not enough wind, but hey-ho, that's...
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  11. " So whilst a weather compensator would and...

    Posted by Oakbank, 08-05-19
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    So whilst a weather compensator would and should be a definite improvement over the traditional call for heat method I would say a smart thermostat would be even better.
    "
    Couldn't agree more....
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  12. Poll: PI can only give her one thumbs up. She is a...

    Posted by Oakbank, 23-04-19
    PI can only give her one thumbs up. She is a remarkable young lady.
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  13. I've been thinking about this one for a few days...

    Posted by Oakbank, 20-04-19
    I've been thinking about this one for a few days and am really struggling to whittle my choice of music down to just eight songs as I find that what I listen to depends very much on my mood. If you...
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  14. Oh I don't doubt the planet will survive. Nor do...

    Posted by Oakbank, 19-04-19
    Thread: Climate Change
    Oh I don't doubt the planet will survive. Nor do I doubt ****-sapiens will survive; some of us anyway. I do have grave doubts that our nice, comfortable western civilisation will survive once half...
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  15. I fitted weather compensation to my boiler and a...

    Posted by Oakbank, 18-04-19
    I fitted weather compensation to my boiler and a simple "internet of things" switch that allows me to turn the heating off and on using smartphone app.
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  17. Climate Change

    Posted by Oakbank, 18-04-19
    Thread: Climate Change
    Who watched Sir David Attenborough's documentary on Climate Change? Frightening prospects for our planet don't you think?

    Given the number of conflicting political systems, and their apparent...
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  18. We've had two, occasionally three, grandkids...

    Posted by Oakbank, 11-04-19
    We've had two, occasionally three, grandkids staying with us this week. Taken them swimming, cycling, long walks with the dog, trips to the park, to a rock-climbing wall, and to Blair Drummond Safari...
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  19. Master & Commander is an amalgam of two or three...

    Posted by Oakbank, 09-04-19
    Master & Commander is an amalgam of two or three books. In my not so humble opinion it is a great movie. :)
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  20. Poll: I wondered what all the fuss was about with GOT,...

    Posted by Oakbank, 09-04-19
    I wondered what all the fuss was about with GOT, so downloaded what I thought was one episode. Turned out I'd bought access to the whole lot, series 1 to 7 inclusive, so binge watched it.

    As for...
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  21. I invariably fall asleep.

    Posted by Oakbank, 09-04-19
    I invariably fall asleep.
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  22. No, no, no, no. Opening a really old book, now...

    Posted by Oakbank, 09-04-19
    No, no, no, no. Opening a really old book, now that is a feast for the senses. I am congenitally unable to walk out of a second-hand bookstore without one or two under my arm.
    I'm currently working...
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  23. I had a look at a Tesla last week. I thought the...

    Posted by Oakbank, 17-03-19
    I had a look at a Tesla last week. I thought the build quality was a bit less than what I would have expected in such an expensive car.

    The new Smart EVs look interesting though. They might fit...
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  24. i agree. I just think domestic central heating...

    Posted by Oakbank, 17-03-19
    i agree. I just think domestic central heating based around heat pumps is in its infancy.
    If you go the ground source route you either need a decent sized garden or a borehole. If you have to...
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  25. Perhaps I should have added your cousin's...

    Posted by Oakbank, 15-03-19
    Perhaps I should have added your cousin's friend's sister's aunt could consider electric towel rails on a timer. They could come for an hour or two shortly before the central heating comes on in the...
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