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  1. Poll: What everyone must bear in mind is you do not...

    Posted by Oakbank, 23-10-19
    What everyone must bear in mind is you do not elect a new government whenever there is a general election. The best you can hope for is to vote the present incumbents out.
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  2. TOTO: Another one bites the dust.

    Posted by Oakbank, 23-10-19
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50156985

    That's yet another small 'green' energy company gone to the wall.

    "
    Among the host of smaller suppliers that have gone bust, Toto is the...
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  3. Today the sun is out and the dog smells a lot...

    Posted by Oakbank, 16-10-19
    Today the sun is out and the dog smells a lot nicer after a bath. Took her for a walk this morning, as I passed the greenhouse I picked half a dozen huge strawberries, and had them for breakfast...
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  4. C'mon folks, cheer me up. Sailing's over for this...

    Posted by Oakbank, 15-10-19
    C'mon folks, cheer me up. Sailing's over for this year and the boat comes out of the water and goes into winter hibernation on Saturday. My better half is away for a week (something to do with...
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  5. Yep, read that this morning. Eventually, I...

    Posted by Oakbank, 15-10-19
    Yep, read that this morning. Eventually, I suppose, the government of the day will wake up to the facts and do too little, too late, and at great expense.

    New build houses would have to be built...
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  6. Well, the heating is now on. Although the outside...

    Posted by Oakbank, 07-10-19
    Well, the heating is now on. Although the outside temperature is a balmy 13 DegC it's raining, and we have the beginnings of a 3-day gale brewing. The leaves are turning gold, falling from the trees...
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  7. Poll: Wot! No hedgehog flavoured crisps?

    Posted by Oakbank, 24-09-19
    Wot! No hedgehog flavoured crisps?
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  8. Poll: There are only two sporting events I follow with...

    Posted by Oakbank, 24-09-19
    There are only two sporting events I follow with any interest. The Rugby World Cup and the Rugby Six Nations Championship. Having watched Scotland's performance last week I think I should perhaps...
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  9. Onions are all up now. The last of the runner...

    Posted by Oakbank, 24-09-19
    Onions are all up now.
    The last of the runner beans will be ready in a week.
    We're still picking raspberries, strawberries and tomatoes.
    We've picked about a cwt of cooking apples, which go well...
    12 Replies
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  10. Marc A bit late I know, but I have an iPad...

    Posted by Oakbank, 17-09-19
    Thread: App bug?
    Marc

    A bit late I know, but I have an iPad mini with Wi-fi & mobile data, version 12.4.1 software.

    ​Andy
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Only for the porpoises and seals. :D

    Posted by Oakbank, 04-09-19
    Only for the porpoises and seals. :D
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  17. 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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  18. Neighbours?

    Posted by Oakbank, 04-09-19
    Neighbours?
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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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