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by iandriver
21 Feb 2020, 8:52am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Government targeting wood and coal burning.
Replies: 39
Views: 657

Re: Government targeting wood and coal burning.

My understanding is they are only banning the sale of it, not the burning, so wood cut from your own land you can still burn. I guess if you buy it, then the supplier will simply switch to a legal version to sell. No idea what the price difference is though.
by iandriver
20 Feb 2020, 10:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I dont want a Big Mac
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: I dont want a Big Mac

mercalia wrote:. What is the etiquette for eating them?


Bin the lettuce. Much more manageable then :wink:
by iandriver
12 Feb 2020, 8:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Flying.. why? why not?
Replies: 55
Views: 1368

Re: Flying.. why? why not?

I think your mpg can vary a lot depending on where you live. Out here in the Fenlands, my petrol Mondeo was pretty good, just flat land top gear cruising. Took it to Cornwall on holiday, lots of hills and gear changes on the smaller roads and I thought someone must be siphoning it off. Couldn't beli...
by iandriver
11 Feb 2020, 10:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Folding phones
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Re: Folding phones

That type of machine is common in manufacturing, whole companies exist specialising in them, like this https://business.labtestingmachines.com ... XoQAvD_BwE
by iandriver
11 Feb 2020, 10:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Flying.. why? why not?
Replies: 55
Views: 1368

Re: Flying.. why? why not?

As ever I feel the truth is usually somewhere in the middle. One foreign holiday a year perhaps. Treating planes like busses and doing 5 weekend breaks a year, probably ott.
by iandriver
11 Feb 2020, 5:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best place to ride a time trial bike
Replies: 18
Views: 826

Re: Best place to ride a time trial bike

Bit of a trek, but the guided busway path between Cambridge and st Ives is a magnet for TT bikes.
by iandriver
7 Feb 2020, 8:16am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Paying for Care
Replies: 146
Views: 2811

Re: Paying for Care

I have come late to this discussion. Tangled Metal said jumping into very cold water is a fast way to go. I can vouch for that as being a scuba diver I have had to fish bodies out of river pools with cold water when people thought it was a good way of cooling off. My late wife had Parkinson’s which...
by iandriver
6 Feb 2020, 7:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Toolkit pliers?
Replies: 49
Views: 1691

Re: Toolkit pliers?

foxyrider wrote:
iandriver wrote:Mini Leatherman for me also.


+1 - mine's a squirt which usefully has a bottle opener on it too. :D


Too right :D mine is the one without a blade, but small scissors, so alleviates blade worries.
by iandriver
6 Feb 2020, 6:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Paying for Care
Replies: 146
Views: 2811

Re: Paying for Care

The part people often overlook with long term conditions that are degenerative is the fear of the future and how the worry has an impact on your today. I lost my father to complications around MS a long time ago, but I'll never forget. The worry of what might happen is one of the worst parts and you...
by iandriver
6 Feb 2020, 3:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Towel holder revealed
Replies: 11
Views: 467

Re: Towel holder revealed

Won't the teeth wear holes in towels :?: :wink: I did consider that and did some testing. The teeth have no sharp edges I was prepared to file if need be. The weight of a towel is sufficient to hold it without pulling tautly over the teeth. The weight is spread through a few teeth. If you were to h...
by iandriver
4 Feb 2020, 7:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is this forum unrepresentative?
Replies: 105
Views: 2723

Re: Is this forum unrepresentative?

Well it's mostly men, so yes. Apparently you are more likely to cycle if you are wealthy. That's what all this campaigning is about. Building infrastructure for 8 to 80 and more, regardless of gender, race or ability.
by iandriver
4 Feb 2020, 6:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Paying for Care
Replies: 146
Views: 2811

Re: Paying for Care

Perhaps a bit blue sky thinking here but it maybe a good idea to build thousands of private housing and apartments specifically designed and equipped for the elderly householder who needs care and wants to sell up. The opportunity to buy their own care home property that are arranged in a kind of c...
by iandriver
4 Feb 2020, 10:07am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Paying for Care
Replies: 146
Views: 2811

Re: Paying for Care

Put simply the current system is that nursing home care is being underfunded by the councils with the shortfall directly paid for by those in social care who are paying for their own care. Agreed totally, this is the great injustice of the current system. Having to pay for your own care is one thin...
by iandriver
4 Feb 2020, 8:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Toolkit pliers?
Replies: 49
Views: 1691

Re: Toolkit pliers?

Mini Leatherman for me also.
by iandriver
2 Feb 2020, 7:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Upgrade my wheels?
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: Upgrade my wheels?

There should be some numbers in the tyres saying something like 622x23c. This will tell us what size tyres you currently have. A hybrid should take larger. As above, If you can tell us how big the air gap is between the side of the tyre and the front fork. Also from the top of the tyre to the bottom...