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by pstallwood
24 May 2016, 10:07am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Antivirus renewal
Replies: 19
Views: 713

Re: Antivirus renewal

I have used AVG free for years. Careful what you download and do not fall for one of their trials. They do nag a bit about upgrading to the free version though.

I have used Norton but found that it started to slow things down to a crawl after a couple of upgrades.
by pstallwood
17 May 2016, 8:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Time for Christians to give up their cars?
Replies: 85
Views: 2892

Re: Time for Christians to give up their cars?

The christians at our local church obviously have no legs. They all park outside on the road and around a road junction. I presume they have no legs as they cannot walk 20 yards from a vast free car park that would only be 25% occupied if they all parked in there - it usually is empty.
by pstallwood
5 Apr 2016, 7:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Daughter's bike - replacing twist shift with trigger shift
Replies: 15
Views: 2429

Re: Daughter's bike - replacing twist shift with trigger shi

Just bought a bike with trigger shifters for my 6 year old grandson. He can change gears far too easily. He has been told not to use the gears whilst he gets used to riding the new bike but doesn't listen!
by pstallwood
16 Mar 2016, 4:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: nine Buzzards....what are they doing?
Replies: 15
Views: 696

Re: nine Buzzards....what are they doing?

Drove down M40 from Oxford a couple of weeks ago. There were groups buzzards in the sky for several miles. I had never seen so many in such a short space of time.
by pstallwood
2 Mar 2016, 4:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Weather Report.
Replies: 23
Views: 732

Re: The Weather Report.

Snowing in E Sussex this morning. Out with my walking group and we cut the walk short as it was so b. awful.
by pstallwood
29 Feb 2016, 5:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Car Insurance
Replies: 12
Views: 1363

Re: Car Insurance

Recently renewed insurance on one of our cars. Was through the AA but now through the Caravan Club. Saved nearly £200 and I am on the same terms with the same insurer!

At the same time I moved my breakdown cover from the AA to Green Flag - again through the Caravan Club. Nearly another £100 saved.
by pstallwood
15 Feb 2016, 8:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling faux pas by politicians.
Replies: 18
Views: 1490

Re: Cycling faux pas by politicians.

Apparently I was spouting off about Eric in the common room just after I started university - I lived in Orpington at the time. One of the young ladies thought to herself "I bet I end up with that idiot".

SWMBO is always right - 50 years later we are still together.
by pstallwood
3 Feb 2016, 8:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Minimum wage benefits
Replies: 80
Views: 2235

Re: Minimum wage benefits

Minimum wage in England: I think they had it as £14k. WHAT???? :shock: That's one heck of a salary, and much higher than folk round here earn in a year. £6.70 x 40 x 52 = £13936pa. If somebody is working a 40hr week then the employer is acting illegally. Remember that there is a statutory 28 day ho...
by pstallwood
19 Jan 2016, 6:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Language tests for immigrants
Replies: 79
Views: 2560

Re: Language tests for immigrants

On the Daily Politics today it was said (I believe that I have got this right) that at the GE the pollsters overstated support for the Labour Party by 3% and understated the Conservatives by 3%. Support for the other parties was broadly right. The chap who said this also said that the same was conti...
by pstallwood
13 Oct 2015, 5:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Exhibition too expensive?
Replies: 26
Views: 2111

Re: Exhibition too expensive?

Even cheaper is our free bus passes and the children go free as well. We have Oyster cards for use on the tube and children go free there as well. Southern charge £1 each for the children so getting from home into London is not too expensive. Grandchildren have been on the tube - visit to the free N...
by pstallwood
10 Oct 2015, 8:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Exhibition too expensive?
Replies: 26
Views: 2111

Re: Exhibition too expensive?

Picked up a leaflet at the local railway station yesterday. It contains an offer for half price entry to various "attractions" in London. My wife has never been in St Paul's Cathedral and would really like to go but normal entry is £18! I think even that for two is OTT. I also picked up a ...
by pstallwood
7 Oct 2015, 8:44am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: If you don't like dogs you shouldn't walk on the beach
Replies: 71
Views: 2284

Re: If you don't like dogs you shouldn't walk on the beach

As for bloody cats - hate the things.

Son has 3 and have to put up with them when visiting him - luckily the usually make themselves scarce.
by pstallwood
23 Sep 2015, 4:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Calais dock area
Replies: 3
Views: 386

Re: Calais dock area

Came through Calais on Sunday. Absolutely no problems and people were riding in and out on bikes as well as in vehicles.
by pstallwood
21 Sep 2015, 5:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Wet Wipes
Replies: 34
Views: 2761

Re: Wet Wipes

We have lived with a septic tank since moving to our house in 1978. The only things that have caused us an occassional problem are tampons and condoms jamming a pump. When our sons moved out the problem with the latter stopped and age has stopped the problem with the former. We put all most of our w...
by pstallwood
29 Aug 2015, 2:33pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Nexus 7 logging on difficulties
Replies: 3
Views: 3134

Re: Nexus 7 logging on difficulties

I am currently logged in on my desktop, Nexus 7 and am writing this on my laptop.

Peter