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Fox

Member since Apr 2009 • Last active Apr 2021

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    55 (yes, 55) minutes on the phone to British Gas getting myself set up and giving a meter reading because they're the supplier to our new place. They answered the phone after 12 minutes.

    Anyone like to guess whether I'm staying with them or not?!

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Pls stop trying to steal @dbr southies thank you - it's hard enough for me dealing with the separation anxiety from moving 2km away to Woer Clapton.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Hue bulb and set it to default to one of the lower settings? I'm presuming it's Gu10.

    If you get a 'white ambiance' version you can also adjust the colour temperature to the exact white you want.

  • in COVID-19
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    Future bin nights will be conducted under the cover of darkness.

    This also reminded me that we really need a light in our storm porch.

    Luckily they don't bite/bother people.

  • in COVID-19
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    Pretty much - right next to Walthamstow wetlands/the water treatment works.

    There have been a lot of these flies hanging around in swarms recently but they follow light and my hall light (bare light bulb) was on - think I got very unlucky and a swarm happened to be right outside when I left the door open!

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Shucks. That would have created an ethical dilemma though wouldn't it..!

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    We just sold a flat with a big copper worktop/splashback/surround @ILb

    Pics here if you scroll down a bit:
    https://www.dezeen.com/2016/11/14/sunken­-bath-studio-304-glazed-garden-bathtub/

    You can only get sheets of copper up to a certain length in the UK (2m IIRC) so our builder ordered longer sheets from Germany to Poland where they were shaped, then he drove to Poland in his van to pick them up because he didn't trust anyone to ship them without damaging them.

    Not sure if this is what you mean by 'aged' but ours was uncoated and the patina developed quickly with use. It was great and ever changing because water made it darker, lemon juice, ketchup, vinegar etc. lighter. Easy to clean too, just wipe down basically. It's naturally antibacterial, which is a bonus.

    Would do it again in a shot but won't be able to get pieces that long (builder now specialises in microcement and polished concrete plus we couldn't afford it), our new kitchen would be at least as big and joins would bother me...

    Bare in mind that copper is hard to glue down. Our builder managed it on the second go ;)

  • in COVID-19
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    It was our first proper bin night last night, the labels haven't arrived yet but we had both bins full up and ready for the bin men this morning.

    Just imagine how excited I was.

    Totally ruined when I left the door open for 30 seconds and this happened:
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/hG88Emk3741sQX­Vs9

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Thanks, did email the solicitors yesterday but they've not come back yet. Good to know that a rather significant wedge of cash probably hasn't disappeared into the ether :)

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