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    A mown lawn makes an ideal environment for...

    A mown lawn makes an ideal environment for badgers to find – and dig for – insect larvae including cockchafer, cutworm and leatherjackets. Leather jackets seem to be a particular favourite. ...
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    My uncle was crushed by a piano... His funeral...

    My uncle was crushed by a piano...

    His funeral was very low key
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    Gas so no savings there. If it were an electric...

    Gas so no savings there. If it were an electric oven then it would be better at the moment as we have 50kW of solar panels. Not so good in winter though. I hadn’t thought about going for a night...
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    I spent all morning walking around the factory...

    I spent all morning walking around the factory and lifting things on and off the conveyor. This afternoon I was dipping drink holders and storage baskets. This is fine in winter as the oven keeps...
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    I am currently reading “Lone Rider” by Elspeth...

    I am currently reading “Lone Rider” by Elspeth Beard. It is a good read and carries you along - for me it is interesting as I am planning a jaunt of my own and it is giving me confidence that I am...
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    Whats wrong withg wild camping anyway? I have...

    Whats wrong withg wild camping anyway? I have every intention of wild camping some nights when I go on my holiday to Europe next year. I will clean up after myself (some "things" may be buried) but...
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    I think we are all pretty much in the same boat,...

    I think we are all pretty much in the same boat, ordering bits that either come in much quicker than you expect or much after than promised.

    I was waiting for a collection by Parcel Force for a...
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    The rods have arrived and they seem pretty easy...

    The rods have arrived and they seem pretty easy to use. Surface prep is important as has been rated by others - the kit I bought cam with a toothbrush sized stainless steel wire brush - the brush is...
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    Glass bottles I suspect.

    Glass bottles I suspect.
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    I couldn’t see what bike it was. I assume that it...

    I couldn’t see what bike it was. I assume that it was in pedal assist “sport” mode.
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    Did you ever go over the top or under the botto...

    Did you ever go over the top or under the botto on the Paternoster?
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    I am about to start a partial restoration of a...

    I am about to start a partial restoration of a 1948 Bantam D1 for my mate’s Dad (he doesn’t know anything about it though). The aim is to leave the patina of age, get the seat sorted out, new tyres,...
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    When I started at Sheffield Uni the bus fare was...

    When I started at Sheffield Uni the bus fare was incredibly cheap* and the buses were always busy. There were hardly any cars going into the city by current standards and traffic flowed really well....
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    If the airlines were to reinstate the air...

    If the airlines were to reinstate the air conditioning systems they had when smoking was allowed they would probably find that they eliminate a very significant proportion of the contaminants. Of...
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    My bike jeans are fitting better than they av in...

    My bike jeans are fitting better than they av in a while and my belt seems to need a new hole in it.
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    OK. I will ask the question. Everyone has been...

    OK. I will ask the question. Everyone has been pussyfooting around the subject. April is over and whilst the virus has put paid to all diving plans for everyone I was wondering something. Has the...
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    So, if you have a two hour limit and you are on...

    So, if you have a two hour limit and you are on board for 1.5 hours but underwater for 1 hour so out of harbour for 2.5 hours are you breaking the rules? ;)
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    I fitted my new discs to my bike today as well as...

    I fitted my new discs to my bike today as well as the callipers so now I have twin discs up front - well I will have once they have been bled properly as they are currently a little spongy - the...
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    It wasn’t very big - but it was easily big enough for the four of us. They stored it - on its trailer - in a half length container so I would guess at 4m ish.

    One thing about it was that it was...
  20. The rules around towing are often very...

    The rules around towing are often very misunderstood. The rules are as follows:

    Licences issued from 1 January 1997

    If you passed your car driving test on or after 1 January 1997 you can:
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    Preparation is the key.

    Preparation is the key.
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    I got a copy carb for my Husky saw - it works...

    I got a copy carb for my Husky saw - it works very well.
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    One thing that the Japanese and Chinese have done...

    One thing that the Japanese and Chinese have done for years is to wear masks if they have a cold. They consider it their duty to reduce the spread of the virus. That attitude is very helpful now...
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    I am planning on folding the lids and as you say...

    I am planning on folding the lids and as you say just filling in the corners. As you say the first off is likely to be a challenge for any pannier - that was part of the reason for going for...
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    I have got a contact but I have a hankering to do...

    I have got a contact but I have a hankering to do it myself - I have made the rest of the panniers myself and so it would satisfying to do it all myself. The rest is riveted but rivets would be wrong...
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