Type: Posts; User: Oakbank
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...36 Replies698 Views
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...27 Replies351 Views
Thread: Your top 3 favourite films
There are three films I would not pass up on an opportunity to watch . . . again and again.
2) Lawrence of Arabia.
3) Master and Commander.
What that says about me I shudder to...28 Replies438 Views
Thread: The new Nissan Leaf arrives
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...28 Replies1,158 Views
Thread: No environmental impact report
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...29 Replies1,201 Views
Thread: What made me happy today
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...445 Replies25,462 Views
Posted by Oakbank, 08-05-19Thread: Weather Compensation
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....30 Replies1,304 Views
Posted by Oakbank, 23-04-19
PI can only give her one thumbs up. She is a remarkable young lady.6 Replies235 Views
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...18 Replies639 Views
Posted by Oakbank, 19-04-19Thread: 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...4 Replies156 Views
Thread: Automated Heating Systems
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.8 Replies408 Views
Thornton's chocolate gingers.
201015 Replies662 Views
Posted by Oakbank, 11-04-19Thread: What made me happy today
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...445 Replies25,462 Views
Master & Commander is an amalgam of two or three books. In my not so humble opinion it is a great movie. :)39 Replies2,050 Views
Thread: Game of Thrones - who will win?
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...27 Replies716 Views
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...39 Replies2,050 Views
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...4 Replies248 Views
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...9 Replies461 Views
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...9 Replies461 Views
Posted by Oakbank, 14-03-19
Bathrooms are often, perhaps most often, used at the beginning and end of the day when the central heating system is either winding up or winding down. For that reason we installed electric...9 Replies461 Views
Posted by Oakbank, 13-03-19
Bet this will upset the boiler manufacturers!
Gas Central Heating Ban from 2025
It'll be interesting to see what the unintended consequences will be.
1) Replacement boilers will be...9 Replies461 Views