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  1. Thread: Tea

    by jamesp
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    Make proper mint tea, not the toothpaste flavour...

    Make proper mint tea, not the toothpaste flavour junk that comes in the bags.
    Hand full of mint in pot, teabag, hot water.
    Give the bag about two minutes tops, mash the mint.

    Spearmint tastes...
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    You mean still.

    You mean still.
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    I have been hooked up to a monitor, and could...

    I have been hooked up to a monitor, and could reduce my heartrate by 10% from a steady state reading by "thinking it down".
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    https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/other/massive-wheel...

    https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/other/massive-wheel-of-wire-rolls-away/vi-AAPFnbm?ocid=entnewsntp

    I once saw a tractor tyre roll off a trailer, across the garage forecourt, across a road, into a...
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    I got a dose from "Frankie and Benny`s" in...

    I got a dose from "Frankie and Benny`s" in Chester after a family trip out.
    That knocked me down for a week.
    When I went back to work, after feeling hugely better, the boss commented that I was not...
  6. Thread: Car headlights.

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    Is this still a thing? I did this with my first...

    Is this still a thing?
    I did this with my first car, an 11year old Mk1 Scirrocco, thirty years ago.
  7. Thread: Car headlights.

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    V90 headlights are nearly a grand each according...

    V90 headlights are nearly a grand each according to local accident repair shop.
  8. Thread: DAB radio.

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    DAB, doesn`t actually broadcast. Stick with FM...

    DAB, doesn`t actually broadcast.
    Stick with FM and a CD player.
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    Friend of my Father`s, bought himself a Norton F1...

    Friend of my Father`s, bought himself a Norton F1 (no.31 actually) as a "retirement " present.
    Then wore out so many rotor seals commuting it while working as a consultant, that he ended up as a...
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    I also recognise this problem.

    I also recognise this problem.
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    I have a similar problem with skis; stamping in...

    I have a similar problem with skis; stamping in to a pair, seems to make me think I am 25 still.
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    Facebook post I saw during Covid lockdown, was a...

    Facebook post I saw during Covid lockdown, was a photo of a window with a "Thank you NHS" banner in it.
    It was an undertakers office.
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    My 10year old Daughter has recently discovered...

    My 10year old Daughter has recently discovered Narnia; all seven books in just over a month.
    She loves the series and has been giving regular precis of the saga.
    I now realise that reality &...
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    #6198, #6199. Keep up please!

    #6198, #6199.

    Keep up please!
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    Similar here, Wrexham is a UA; several areas of...

    Similar here, Wrexham is a UA; several areas of north wales have CH (Cheshire) postcodes, which some like to consider a different country!
  16. I love the West coast in particular; diving in...

    I love the West coast in particular; diving in Mull was always a bonus for me.
    I need to get the wife and kids to the Great Glen, anybody who does not find that jaw dropping/knuckle biting beyond...
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    According to the royal mail, I live in the county...

    According to the royal mail, I live in the county of Clwyd.
    Which ceased to exist in the local government reorganisation of 1996.
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    First house, I was still receiving post for the...

    First house, I was still receiving post for the previous owners ~ 5years after they moved out. No forwarding address on the christmas cards.
    Current gaff, I stopped forwarding the post after a...
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    We have a sport/leisure center locally, that was...

    We have a sport/leisure center locally, that was built to the usual standards of the 1970`s.
    When they were looking to install air-conditioning in the late `80s, they found the roof was inadequate...
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    If it was so easy. The interconnector that...

    If it was so easy.

    The interconnector that caught fire the other week was DC.

    PV generates DC, but not at a constant rate.
    Batteries are complicated beasties, that require quite sophisticated...
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    That`s an entertaining thought, street full of...

    That`s an entertaining thought, street full of EVs, with10KW DG sets at ~5k a pop next to each one doing the overnight charge.
    The noise complaints will be awesome.

    Major problem for EVs, the...
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    Which was why I always worried more about...

    Which was why I always worried more about McDonald than Corbyn; McDonald was the power behind, Corbyn, the shirt tails that some less "sensible" people clung to.

    Vote Borris, get Raab and Patel is...
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    I meet a lot of people who love them, I honestly...

    I meet a lot of people who love them, I honestly believe we are finally lifting the veil on the myth of great britain (or whatever it is called these days).
    Truth is, we are a bunch of clueless...
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    You seen a materials quote valid for a month...

    You seen a materials quote valid for a month recently?
    I`ve been getting prices valid for 24hrs only, week only is regular.

    Keeping inflation in single figures is going to be a nobel winning work...
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    I can not remember the last time I put less than...

    I can not remember the last time I put less than 30 of fuel in a vehicle, Big van is usually 90~100+, little van 50, car usually 50~60.
    Depending on the vehicle, its once a month, or once a week.
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