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What grinds your gears?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by retrofit, Nov 20, 2016.

  1. WillieJ

    WillieJ Well-Known Member

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  2. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

  3. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Missed a few 'n's pal. Sticky keyboard?
     
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  4. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

    Time to get the candles in:eek:
     
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  5. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    Will four be enough?
     
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  6. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    I changed to Octopus earlier this year. I hope they are going to be OK. My daughter moved into her flat mid August. Kept on with Bulb, who were the supplier for the previous tenant. They are in trouble. At least, if they do go under, she managed to get a new meter installed last week changing her from economy 7 to a standard meter.
     
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  7. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Just listened to the government minister carefully. He said no shortages "this winter." That means it will be still autumn when the lights go out. :eek:
     
  8. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    Nah....... typing on the ******* phone. Bloody rubbish. :(
     
  9. Bazarchie

    Bazarchie Well-Known Member

    They are not small company so should be OK if they have hedged. I hope so as the are our suppliers for gas and electricity.
     
  10. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Do you really think that I am the sort of chap to buy a smaller pan when a bigger one is less expensive?
    Nice to know, I will look for further advice. These details matter.
    I have quite a few quid on my co-op card. If I want a small purchase then I just take it off my co-op card. It prevents the wankers getting their cut from a minor purchase.
     
  11. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    She had Asda in West Bridgeford:). Perhaps not her scene. She has clearly inherited good taste from her parents. I nearly said "from her Dad" but thought better of it. (but the thought lingered).
    The Lenton shops which I suspect another of our members is also acquainted with have good stuff at good prices but they do tend to slightly exploit a customer with a pale face.
    If she wants decent bacon, without going out in the South Notts villages, then Asda's premium range has to be considered. Morrisons bacon (out on the ring road, is a disgrace). I have even got away with stating that on a forum on Morrison's own website on at least three occasions.
     
  12. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    She actually lived within walking distance of Co-op and that's why she used that.
     
  13. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    I doubt that. She is vegan. I don't get the feeling she has ever felt exploited in their shops at all. Other than last year when she was in West Bridgford, her other 2 places were also in Lenton, although this time she is a bit further out nearer to Castle Marina.
     
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  14. John Farrell

    John Farrell Well-Known Member

    Lenton in Nottingham was where the rich side of my wife's family lived, in the 19th century. They were lace manufacturers.
     
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  15. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    I have had candles in fr years. I live slightly in the country.
    When I moved here my initial plans for refurbishment included a wood burning stove. I now regret not implementing that.
     
  16. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    There are some big houses there and there is the big area called The Park (or similar) which I believe is still Lenton. That has some great properties. The house that she lives in, would have been grand at one time before it was converted to flats.
     
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  17. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Sorry. I had forgotten about her veganism. I suspect that she would hate Keyworth. We are not exactly cosmopolitan, but do have a number of valued minority traders and a Sikh physics teacher in our comp.
     
  18. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    Lovely old houses in the park, many designed by Watson Fothergill. I used to live in Radford about a stone and a half throw from Lenton.
    Many changes in 40 years since I last lived there.
     
  19. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    I just oticed that you were pi**ig aroud there, @Zou - ad I missed the joke! :oops: :( ice one. Must pay more attetion. ;) :D
     
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  20. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    N e 1 would have noticed...
     
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