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February 19, 2017, 11:44 am Read more »

Re: You couldn't make it up.

February 19, 2017, 11:11 am

No they won't be making up any time soon one is a socialist with no charm the other is a charmer who hates socialists that don't agree with his definition of one. Brian -- ----- - This ne... Read more »

Quick magnets question

February 19, 2017, 10:45 am

In the new caravan there is a sliding curtain which is supposed to attach to a wall using pairs of magnets, one sewn into the curtain and the other sunk into a vertical wood strip. This is a room... Read more »

Re: OT: Nail in the coffin for second referendum

February 19, 2017, 10:32 am

Then again it is a bit like the ex-husband turning up and thinking it is still O.K. to fuck his ex who is now your wife. Cheers Dave R -- AMD FX-6300 in GA-990X-Gaming SLI-CF running Windo... Read more »

Roller Blind ( maybe a daft question)

February 19, 2017, 10:24 am

I have a five foot roller blind in my Kitchen. Its getting a bit grubby an d I thought of changing it. Is it possible that I could get a new one and i nsert it into the existing clip fittings atta... Read more »

Flexible plastic sheeting

February 19, 2017, 9:56 am

Is there any kind of plastic sheeting that I can buy about 4' by 8' and perhaps less than 1/4 thick so that it bends? I want it for exterior use where it might get wet. -- Michael Chare --... Read more »

The man who took us into the EU..

February 19, 2017, 8:04 am Presumably to preserve what little reputation he had. -- Outside of... Read more »

[OT] Peugot buying vauxhall?

February 18, 2017, 7:10 pm

So bets on whether its the German plant or the UK plant that closes first? Will brexit make it the UK ones? That will be a few thousand that will wish they had voted the other way. Read more »

strange goings on at bank auto-teller. OT

February 18, 2017, 4:44 pm

1. A friend came across £100 at the auto-teller. She took it inside th e bank. No-one claimed it, she got the £100. 2. My wife, some years ago, walked away from the auto-teller instead of pic ki... Read more »

I got my kitchen unit level ...

February 18, 2017, 2:20 pm

... but then realised that I'd need a 170 mm plinth to fill in the gap where I'd wound all the legs out to max and stood them on planks. Never mind, 4 hours before I might want to eat something. O... Read more »

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Wasps nest - air brick rating: 5

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