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    I'm there tomorrow but taking in trainees so I...

    I'm there tomorrow but taking in trainees so I won't be down to the hydrobox but will post details of the shallower areas tomorrow evening.
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    I've had shoulder problems for a number of years....

    I've had shoulder problems for a number of years. Four lots of physio in as many years, Cortisone injections, ultrasound scans and still no clear diagnosis. Eventually got sent to a senior physio who...
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    Won't you be one of them by that time? what do...

    Won't you be one of them by that time? what do you suggest - compulsory euthanasia at age 65?

    My wife and I are retired but do a lot of voluntary work. We work for the Prince's Trust, doing...
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    That pretty much sums up what we saw on our tour...

    That pretty much sums up what we saw on our tour of China. A tourist in another party was seriously injured, in fact I don't even know if she survived, when she sat on a wall and it collapsed under...
  5. Thread: Self cert?

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    Diving abroad, if you can't self cert, you often...

    Diving abroad, if you can't self cert, you often need a formal medical certificate within the last year. I got caught out when I had a five year sign-off from the diving doc fourteen months...
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    Interesting that the HK statistics are worse. I...

    Interesting that the HK statistics are worse. I do wonder if that is to do with quailty of recording. When we went from China to HK, the difference in safety standards was very apparent. HK was very...
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    The problem with Chinese construction is the...

    The problem with Chinese construction is the dubious quality control. A university friend of mine was a civil engineer who spent some years working in China and he said that often the design was fine...
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    We've had a problem with rats in our cabin in the...

    We've had a problem with rats in our cabin in the garden. They chewed their way in through 38mm thick wooden walls and demolished a huge amount of bird food and dog food. As soon as I blocked up one...
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    Possible Chinese involvement in HS2

    I must admit I was rather concerned to read that the Chinese had offered to build HS2 in 5 years at far less cost. I've been on the Chinese Bullet train from Beijing to Xian and it gets its speed...
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    Surprisingly No. Pyreneans don't suffer from...

    Surprisingly No. Pyreneans don't suffer from this. They have a double coat with a downy undercoat and an oily (lanolin like) weather resistant topcoat. If they get muddy, we just put the garden hose...
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    I can send you some of our dog's fur - where her...

    I can send you some of our dog's fur - where her breed comes from in the Pyrenees, they spin the fur and knit with it!
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    Not for a lot of years 1997 I think it was....

    Not for a lot of years 1997 I think it was. There is a good offshore reef called El Moro where we saw a Pacific Giant Manta. A long ride out though.

    There were quite a few cowboy diving...
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    Making use of our club's new small compressor...

    Making use of our club's new small compressor busy filling cylinders.
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    I remember being in a taxi on the way to...

    I remember being in a taxi on the way to Copenhagen airport when construction of the Oresund Bridge was getting underway. I asked the taxi driver what all the construction work was for. He replied...
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    That is often due to other reasons!

    That is often due to other reasons!
  16. The stupid common fisheries policy is a major...

    The stupid common fisheries policy is a major cause of the problem. Why can't they adopt the policy that New Zealand did back in the 70's of simple no fish zones. Easy to police - if a fishing boat...
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    Mine arrived yesterday as well. My...

    Mine arrived yesterday as well. My daughter-in-law's boss was involved in developing this new test which is a lot more reliable than the previous one. It was responsible for detecting bowel cancer in...
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    We had a smart meter fitted - and later changed...

    We had a smart meter fitted - and later changed suppliers. It still shows how much electricity is being used but not the cost. I also have to submit meter readings since the meter can't be read...
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    Get a bread machine and make proper substantial...

    Get a bread machine and make proper substantial bread rather than that horrible white paper mache stuff. Much more satisfying and you're not tempted to eat as much. Far tastier as well. Sainsbury's...
  20. The locks on it are pretty secure but you could...

    The locks on it are pretty secure but you could fit Chubb locks if you wanted. The double glazing is not easily broken or forced but could be made more secure if you needed it. 38mm wooden walls are...
  21. We have a cabin in our garden which has double...

    We have a cabin in our garden which has double glazing and Celotex insulation under the floor and beneath the roof tiles. It is 38mm wood and is a bit like adult lego - slots together. In theory it...
  22. Thread: House mice?

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    Yes, they do have a white belly so are wood mice....

    Yes, they do have a white belly so are wood mice. Make a heck of a mess though. I'm worried about them attacking the dive gar that we stored out there. They are very adept at eating the bait from the...
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    Pardon my ignorance but how do I tell the...

    Pardon my ignorance but how do I tell the difference? what I do know is that they will try to eat absolutely anything!
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    We live in Bedfordshire and in our cabin in the...

    We live in Bedfordshire and in our cabin in the garden we have caught 23 in the last two months and a further 6 in the garage. Certainly no shortage of them here.
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    Don't forget to do the jellyfish lake. Tens of...

    Don't forget to do the jellyfish lake. Tens of thousands of stingless jellyfish which you can snorkel with. Quite a hike to get there but well worth it for the experience.
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