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    Have THBC stopping delivering to UK?

    It's a ball ache at the moment. I had to ship a kit from UK to Jersey today (a 2 can kit, less than 5KG). The prices are horrendous - first quote was over £60. Shopped around, and sent by PF for just over £15 in the end. The trouble with DPD is that they are expensive compared to Hermes, UPS...
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    Disgusting scenes in Washington

    I quite enjoy the Telegraph crossword...
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    Car insurance offer to low? Anyone had experience in this

    I always get an agreed insurance value on any cherished vehicle. Surprisingly, it doesn't cost much more, especially on older vehicles...
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    Covid-19 the second wave.

    Trouble is, the catering staff are there to provide lunches for the kids whose parents are working... My wife is a "dinner lady" (I can't call her that, as she does a hell of a lot more than just cooking!), and the majority of kids that are in her school are there because their parents are...
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    Car insurance offer to low? Anyone had experience in this

    My boy paid £1300 for his VRS, '06, 90k on the clock, and in pristine condition. I don't think your offer is too bad at all...
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    Covid-19 the second wave.

    It's not just about the (relatively) well paid teachers. What about the support staff - cooks, cleaners, etc. that are on minimum wage? Do they not count?
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    Newbie to the forum

    Welcome from Somerset!
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    New Forum member map. (3-1-2021)

    TA10 please...
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    Best website?

    As far as I'm aware, no-one's making the old style ones anymore. Thankfully, I've got about 40 of them, but still run out from time to time!
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    Best website?

    You will struggle to buy new traditional glass ones these days. None of my suppliers have had any in stock for almost a year now. (we've even resorted to selling second hand ones in the shop). An alternative is the "Dama" demi-john, (single handled, but will take a swing top closure as well as a...
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    Cider Virgin

    It will ferment until all the available sugar has been used up by the yeast. The only (easy) way to sweeten is to use non-fermentable sweeteners, such as saccharin or aspartame (both yuk!). Just adding sugar will not sweeten it, just increase the ABV...
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    Cider Virgin

    If you want it sparkling, do not add campden or potassium sorbate. This will kill the yeast that you need for the "sparkle".
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    Ebay suxx

    Don't buy anything expensive on any platform nowadays. Last pricey thing I bought was over £10k, certainly wouldn't do that now. I sell loads on Amazon (for work), but I would never buy there! Use ebay now and then for cheaper items (sub £100 vehicle parts mainly), but then only if I can't get...
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    What are you doing this new years eve.

    We will be drinking B52 cocktails, opening a bottle of something fizzy at 11 (can't go into reasons here, as it will get the thread locked!), then eating and drinking more than is necessary, 'til I fall asleep... Don't like people much, so certainly won't miss the socialising side of it...
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    New Years resolution anyone?

    I stopped smoking dead, after about 40 years. Not one puff, for about a year. Then, I developed an horribly rare form of arthritis. It is normally a hereditary thing, but as none of my family have ever suffered from it, I questioned the doctor. His response was that it was probably the shock of...