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by ambodach
14 Aug 2018, 10:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Non-recycleable plastic
Replies: 30
Views: 476

Re: Non-recycleable plastic

I have 6 separate rubbish containers. General non recyclable,paper,metal,plastic,glass plus my own compost bins which get everything organic. Most paper goes to compost but not cardboard. The uplift timetable gets a bit complicated but it all seems to work. One problem is that not all plastic can be...
by ambodach
14 Aug 2018, 10:15am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Porridge: love or hate?
Replies: 148
Views: 7661

Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Ahem Paulatic. Yes Scotch is the drink but in the past and probably at the time of the quote Scotch was often used to describe the people so not necessarily incorrect.
by ambodach
14 Aug 2018, 9:25am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...if it’s ever possible to enjoy cycling in the rain
Replies: 37
Views: 890

Re: ...if it’s ever possible to enjoy cycling in the rain

I have considered a recumbent but only tried one in dry conditions. It did occur to me that in the rain the water would run back down your legs and you would get a soggy seat. On an upright with a cape I only get wet from about the knees down but on a recumbent? Any comments?
by ambodach
12 Aug 2018, 10:23am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do you worry about the future?
Replies: 30
Views: 653

Re: Do you worry about the future?

Sorry to hear about your troubles al-yrpal. My wife had Parkinson’s and I became a full time carer so I fully understand what you have to cope with. Our NHS in Scotland was very good and no complaints on that score but life changed dramatically and I could only get out cycling when I could get a rel...
by ambodach
10 Aug 2018, 1:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton - ground clearance/stability when rolling in folded state
Replies: 12
Views: 398

Re: Brompton - ground clearance/stability when rolling in folded state

I agree with Graham. Do not leave the bag on when folded. I had a couple of 4 inch diameter wheels lying around so fitted them with slightly longer bolts. Works ok for me for short distances. Still rattle a bit but I will get round to sorting that sometime. A couple of months ago I left a full bag o...
by ambodach
3 Jun 2018, 7:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do you love your job?
Replies: 71
Views: 2140

Re: Do you love your job?

I have done a variety of things. I enjoyed being an agricultural student tho’ the physical side was pretty hard work. Ended up with a BSc. While at uni and for a while after I really enjoyed being a cycling postman. I then went into Whisky and rose quickly to management level. Not a very conventiona...
by ambodach
18 May 2018, 9:17am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should Queen Lizzie be the last in the Game of Royals?
Replies: 57
Views: 1489

Re: Should Queen Lizzie be the last in the Game of Royals?

I note that only one poster used the E2 title. The present incumbent is Elizabeth second of England only as Scotland was a separate country when England had an Elizabeth first. There was in the past a lot of animosity that a liner built in Clydebank was to be called Queen Elizabeth second. It ended ...
by ambodach
14 May 2018, 4:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wet wipes
Replies: 41
Views: 1038

Re: Wet wipes

I use wet wipes on some occasions if there have been any roadside adjustments and there is no other means of cleaning hands. Never flush them tho’ and they go into the nearest bin. Cal Mac on at least one ferry have the admonition that nothing but toilet paper is to go down the loo. Seems a bit poin...
by ambodach
4 May 2018, 9:15am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Can you swim?
Replies: 37
Views: 1799

Re: Can you swim?

Not the same pool Mick. I was much earlier than that and the old pool had been replaced by your time there I think. We took a thermometer from the school and discovered that the sea was warmer than the pool. We did swim in the sea but had to dodge round the turds and condoms floating around. In retr...
by ambodach
2 May 2018, 7:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Can you swim?
Replies: 37
Views: 1799

Re: Can you swim?

Learned to swim in Helensburgh seawater pool as a school pupil. Freezing it was. My wife and myself swam regularly with our kids till we moved to an area with no pool. Got wet suits and went wild swimming and snorkelling. As a scuba diver I had to do all the tests while training but once underwater ...
by ambodach
30 Apr 2018, 12:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Short combat shorts!
Replies: 27
Views: 954

Re: Short combat shorts!

I have been forced to buy the long shorts as could not find anything else. A session with needle and thread soon turned them up to a suitable length. Cannot get the sewing machine to work properly which would have made a neater job but they look and feel ok for cycling at least.
by ambodach
23 Apr 2018, 9:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: French attack on Vegetarian food descriptions?
Replies: 15
Views: 1285

Re: French attack on Vegetarian food descriptions?

Not all sausage is sausage shaped. Don’t know about other parts but in Scotland we have Lorne Sausage also sold as Square Sausage. Terrible stuff in my opinion. Always seems very dry. Mebbe due to all the sawdust :(
by ambodach
22 Apr 2018, 10:30am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Satnavs 'cause accidents'?
Replies: 65
Views: 4437

Re: Satnavs 'cause accidents'?

In reply to drossall it can only be temporary as the mileage is not being recorded and for selling purposes for example you could be selling a vehicle with an artificially low mileage on the clock and this tampering with mileage is illegal I believe. On more modern computerised vehicles the computer...
by ambodach
21 Apr 2018, 12:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Buying on-line
Replies: 48
Views: 1851

Re: Buying on-line

One problem I find is with the multiples selling for example white goods. I need a new freezer so I check out the stores when I am next in a suitable area. They have loads of goods apparently in stock but none of it is for immediate sale. It is all sample goods and they will deliver free. Problem is...
by ambodach
21 Apr 2018, 12:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Some of the UK's best wild places for walking and cycling – chosen by Guardian
Replies: 27
Views: 2029

Re: 11 of the UK's best wild places – chosen by Guardian outdoor experts

Secret places should remain that way. Tell nobody or they cease to be secret and the hordes move in.