Category Archives: Random

I suspect a “brushing” scam

Someone I know (not me, honest) received this item in the post today. No return address or indication of the sender or vendor. I suspect it might be connected with a “brushing” scam, in which case other than the usual … Continue reading

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B&Q 90mm “Hi-Flow” shower drain doesn’t flow

We’ve had one of these hi-flow shower drains in our en-suite shower for a few years now, and it’s been an absolute nightmare. It seems to block up literally every week and can’t flow sufficient water to stop it building … Continue reading

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A new fungus on me

A couple of days ago whilst out in the garden I noticed a strange fungus in the grass that I’ve never seen before. Turns out their common name is “earth tongues”. Other mushrooms are quite common in our lawns, but … Continue reading

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One final trip down memory lane for the moment

This photo probably dates from the very early 1970s. I’m still just as scruffy, and still wear shorts much of the time (though the weather here over the last few days is making me question if I can stand doing … Continue reading

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Recently rediscovered…

…at the back of a cupboard, the Casio fx-550 calculator that got me through my O- and A-Levels. I think this replaced a Texas Instruments TI-30 that eventually died. I think it must be close to forty years old, though … Continue reading

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Surely the BBC is better than this?

This is a still from a video on the BBC News site about Ruth Bader Ginsberg lying in state. Somehow I expected better of the BBC. I’m shocked that such poor English made it to the website without someone spotting … Continue reading

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The end of an Era

I must post the full story of these events some time because it beggars belief, but after an engineer visited on Friday we no longer have a “whirly wheel” electricity meter. I think in fact that it may well be … Continue reading

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DHL lying this time

It feels as though courier companies are now in the business of removing parcels from the sender’s location after which point no-one (other than the recipient) really cares what happens to the delivery. I had a DHL delivery scheduled “before … Continue reading

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Very little helps

Recently we have received a number of 10p/litre off fuel discount vouchers with our Tesco shopping delivery. My wife attempted to use one when she was in Taunton today, only to be told that the petrol stations at Tesco in … Continue reading

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Yet another leak

Not content with the two we’ve already had this year that we still haven’t completely finished tidying up from, not to mention the snow being driven into the attic and melting on the bedroom ceiling, our plumbing has decided to … Continue reading

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