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    Thank you. We have one of those... We bottled...

    Thank you. We have one of those...

    We bottled five bottles of crab apple and twelve bottles of sloe and blackberry wine today. We have around nearly a hundred bottles in production upstairs. In...
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    Homebrew fruit wines that decide to go through a...

    Homebrew fruit wines that decide to go through a double fermentation process...Two bottles decided to pop their corks this week, both bottles on wine racks in the living room.
    OTH the Bissell carpet...
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    http://kitchendevils.net/ We have been using...

    http://kitchendevils.net/
    We have been using some Kitchen devil knives since we were students back in the 1980's. A quick sharpen every few months.
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    I have two F2 batteries, one is ten years old and...

    I have two F2 batteries, one is ten years old and holds charge very well. The three year old F2 is also in fine shape.
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    We are switching to a local maintenance company...

    We are switching to a local maintenance company for similar reasons. The boiler service appointments were repeatedly cancelled and the callout fee to correct faults was simply absurd. The local guys...
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    We avoided the 500/1000 mile round trips. Stayed...

    We avoided the 500/1000 mile round trips. Stayed at home and did a couple of zoom meetings with the family-thus avoiding cross examination on my retirement of last summer. Started off with Moat...
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    Afternoon nap is a special treat for me these...

    Afternoon nap is a special treat for me these days, when I can find time.
  8. I can understand why such a clause would be put...

    I can understand why such a clause would be put into an insurance policy. However this will effectively kill the travel industry so a more pragmatic approach is to double the cost of the insurance...
  9. Very hard to guess but some dive operators may...

    Very hard to guess but some dive operators may want customers to provide proof of vaccination. I suspect that overseas travel may have a similar requirement in due course.

    Having left the EU going...
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    Have to disagree with you. They are exactly the...

    Have to disagree with you. They are exactly the same thing. Would I prefer to be dive instructing or dealing with tax/investment decisions/year end accounts? I would prefer to do the first option...
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    I am a professional qualified accountant. I have...

    I am a professional qualified accountant. I have to carry out a certain amount of training each year, someone has to ensure that that standards are maintained, and kept up to date. This all costs...
  12. Thread: Video camera

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    I never even thought about the Tiers, SWMBO and I...

    I never even thought about the Tiers, SWMBO and I have almost no social contact as with friends/neighbours etc. I was assisting a medic to run a course. Everyone behaved sensibly.
    Stoney was as...
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    No idea about that. Stoney was as full as it...

    No idea about that. Stoney was as full as it could reasonably be.
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    OK so I was at Stoney Cove today and the viz was...

    OK so I was at Stoney Cove today and the viz was half decent. Took the Go pro 9 in for a test swim about.....That is a serious piece of upgrade from the GoPro3. I was using 1440 and 60 frames a...
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    I ran a company scheme using BUPA. Service was...

    I ran a company scheme using BUPA. Service was very good. There is a scheme called Benenden is a halfway house so that if swift NHS treatment is not available then this can be used. I have used the...
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    I am wearing a 15 year old Casio "dive watch"...

    I am wearing a 15 year old Casio "dive watch" with a plastic/rubber strap. Third strap in fact. I cannot see the point in a neoprene strap, but I will wait and see.
    Not sure if the watch has ever...
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    The GoPro 60m housing. I rarely go deeper than...

    The GoPro 60m housing. I rarely go deeper than 45m.
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    I have just taken delivery of a GoPro 9 Black....

    I have just taken delivery of a GoPro 9 Black. All now set up and good to go. While I love my old GoPro 3, the 9 is a massive leap forward in ease of use and user friendliness. Roll on next month...
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    No TV in house. TV screen is in the pain cave to...

    No TV in house. TV screen is in the pain cave to watch cycling videos connected to the bike trainer. So I have no idea about these programmes.
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    Do a search for Wolfcraft folding trolley 100kg...

    Do a search for Wolfcraft folding trolley 100kg
    The cheap trolleys are OK and last a year. These last a bit longer....
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    Go pro. Just tried to order a GoPro 9 and housing...

    Go pro. Just tried to order a GoPro 9 and housing and they are out of stock on housings. No idea when the housings will be in stock and no opportunity to back order.
    Customer service team based in...
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    I have four weight pockets on the waist band of my wing. very comfortable to wear, easy to use.
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    Over the last five years we have all matured,...

    Over the last five years we have all matured, held reasonable informed arguments and resolved the important dive issues; pony, RB bailout, Gradient choices and what should happen on Brexit.

    Or...
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    A walk with grief by Liz Saville

    This is a shameless plug for a recently published book by a friend of mine, Liz Saville.
    Some of you on here will have known and possibly dived with Tim Saville.
    The book is very well written and...
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    SWMBO is aware of the impending purchases and...

    SWMBO is aware of the impending purchases and likely cost. It would appear that purchasing lots of wool over my last two Orkney visits has paid off..
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