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by dodger
19 Dec 2017, 8:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New TV
Replies: 53
Views: 1644

Re: New TV

I bought a Toshiba and a Cello, but both only lasted 2-3 years, so the next one will be a decent make. Decided to listen to the sound first though, because most flat screens seem to have poor sound quality. I could buy a sound box I guess, but that's more cost!
by dodger
19 Dec 2017, 8:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Underfloor heating.
Replies: 9
Views: 677

Re: Underfloor heating.

My brother installed electric underfloor heating in his kitchen and utility with thin insulating panels under and quarry tiles over. It is heaven to walk on in your bare feet or socks and takes the chill off the room. I don't know running cost, although you can work that out from the wattage you ins...
by dodger
13 Oct 2017, 10:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Light bulbs.....
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: Light bulbs.....

I think the problem is that they don't transmit the full spectrum of wavelengths, so it never feels quite right. I use 5 watt LEDs in a number of spotlights (the GU10 size) and although they aren't bad for light, they aren't as good as the old 50 watt halogens, which itself isn't as good as normal d...
by dodger
5 Sep 2017, 8:53am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camino of St James
Replies: 15
Views: 2110

Re: Camino of St James

If you can still find it, "Pilgrim's Road" by Bettina Selby is a good read and has lots of local flavour and gentle humour.
Published in 1995 by Abacus.
by dodger
28 Aug 2017, 10:02pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Campsite fees
Replies: 26
Views: 2194

Re: Campsite fees

You can camp most places on Dartmoor for free, but watch out for the military ranges where there is sometimes live firing.
by dodger
28 Aug 2017, 9:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camino of St James
Replies: 15
Views: 2110

Re: Camino of St James

Have a look at Cicerone Guide books. There's one by John Higginson which details the cyclist's guide to the Camino - called "The Way of St James".
The charity devoted to the Pilgrim routes is www.csj.org.uk and they have lots of info and links.
by dodger
29 Jul 2017, 1:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: OAP four-weekly?
Replies: 50
Views: 2546

Re: OAP four-weekly?

I think it's great. I suddenly find an extra payment into my account in the middle of the month that I somehow wasn't expecting, even though I've been getting it for a while. Fine by me!
by dodger
29 Jul 2017, 1:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CYCLE MAGAZINE
Replies: 1
Views: 548

CYCLE MAGAZINE

Am I thick, or just missing it? The 6 rides advertised on the front of the latest magazine don't seem to appear in my copy.
Plus, the European Bike Express advert on page 76 is in a decidedly unusual language!
by dodger
29 Jul 2017, 1:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Parking and accommodation Portsmouth area
Replies: 4
Views: 592

Re: Parking and accommodation Portsmouth area

About 3years ago stayed at Travelodge and they let me leave my car in a corner of the car park for the week.
by dodger
13 Jul 2017, 7:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Velodyssey - what to skip?
Replies: 4
Views: 699

Re: Velodyssey - what to skip?

The canal route is slow and I find it a bit boring after a while, but that's partly through familiarity. The pine forest through Les Landes is definitely boring and has very little to see except millions of pine trees. Much of the canal from Redon to Nantes is messy and much better by road. I also c...
by dodger
8 Jun 2017, 9:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Appointments
Replies: 134
Views: 7020

Re: Appointments

Mick's point about the scheduled AAA scanning is fair in that it normally doesn't involve a doctor, is easy to define timewise and doen't have the built-in problems associated with GPs seeing patients, so there was no need for a delay. He should have been advised of any delay and it costs nothing to...
by dodger
6 Jun 2017, 10:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Trump AGAIN?????????
Replies: 184
Views: 11108

Re: Trump AGAIN?????????

Trump and the shadowy money men behind him are not a joke, unfortunately. People wrote Hitler off at one stage -a bit prematurely! The people who mention Hitler when speaking of Trump are often the same people who thought Obama was such a wonderful president even though the Nobel Peace Prize winner...
by dodger
6 Jun 2017, 5:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Trump AGAIN?????????
Replies: 184
Views: 11108

Re: Trump AGAIN?????????

Trump and the shadowy money men behind him are not a joke, unfortunately. People wrote Hitler off at one stage -a bit prematurely! It's difficult to know what motivates him but he acts like a spoiled child who has always had his own way and can't bear to be told he's wrong. The trouble is he can do ...
by dodger
13 Apr 2017, 8:26am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Hebridean Way guide book
Replies: 4
Views: 7566

Re: Hebridean Way guide book

Also just received the Hebridean Way book and it looks to be excellent. The proof will be in the using and I can't wait.
by dodger
31 Mar 2017, 4:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ride-on lawn mower
Replies: 19
Views: 779

Re: Ride-on lawn mower

True. It's much easier to cut around the trees and avoid the wild flowers, so less time with the strimmer!