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    A few years ago now, I bought a kit from oomlout...

    A few years ago now, I bought a kit from oomlout (https://oomlout.co.uk/) - had a load of instructions and overlay cards to make your first projects really fun.

    They seem to be out of stock for...
  2. I bought mine from Amazon purely for the speedy...

    I bought mine from Amazon purely for the speedy delivery.

    Great bit of kit.
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    All good advice - I'll have a look through...

    All good advice - I'll have a look through Amazon. Foolishly mentioned it to my wife and now the door is public enemy number one!
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    Do you have any film recommendations? We've a...

    Do you have any film recommendations? We've a curved glass door over a bath that the kids love moving around....
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    You sir, are in for a treat! I did a similar trip...

    You sir, are in for a treat! I did a similar trip back in 2013 - San Fran, Napa, Sonoma, Yosemite (camping and half dome, mariposa) - I'll dig out my travel details - one of the best holidays of my...
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    Good call on the evening classes - I did...

    Good call on the evening classes - I did something similar for wood turning. There's some down in Twickenham which isn't too far away.

    Watched a few youtube how-to videos and reviews of the cheap...
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    Welding - advice?

    I've tried my hand at a few areas of DIY (absolutely mastered the butt joint!) and am thinking of giving welding a go.

    Most of the stuff in my house is built out of B&Q 2.4m pine, clad in lovely...
  8. quick question (sorry to OP) - I've got my cheap...

    quick question (sorry to OP) - I've got my cheap hard wired cctv (dreaming of a HikVision one day!) and a couple of wifi cameras (baby monitors) connected to my router - so probably susceptible to...
  9. A party wall surveyor will be a good call too -...

    A party wall surveyor will be a good call too - they can inspect your property and ensure no damage occurs (many other posters know far more than me on this) - we built an annexe and paid for our...
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    The Hub! that's the one - and a better...

    The Hub! that's the one - and a better description than mine.

    (embarrassingly, we spent our honeymoon in mk - no budget for an extravagant holiday, and it was on the way back from dropping the...
  11. We have a Brother colour laser printer that *was*...

    We have a Brother colour laser printer that *was* brilliant - airprint, duplex, etc - but the fuser got too hot (new firmware out that stops it) so we bought one of the cheapo samsungs (black and...
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    I lived there for about a year - snowzone and...

    I lived there for about a year - snowzone and xscape made it to my list of things to like about mk.

    it was a short list!

    restaurant wise, jaipur was pretty good - curry house near'ish to the...
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    I went with some ultra cheap Annke cameras from...

    I went with some ultra cheap Annke cameras from Amazon (special offer over Christmas) - idea being see how I get on with them and then maybe upgrade if needed. Cue plenty of wiring which I'm in the...
  14. Not yet - but I'm about to!

    Not yet - but I'm about to!
  15. I second the Butterfly effect - interesting...

    I second the Butterfly effect - interesting listening, as well as Serial and S-Town.

    One that hasn't been mentioned (that I could see) is Kermode and Mayo film reviews - many laugh out loud...
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    Sadly not - the deeds date from the 1930s, so...

    Sadly not - the deeds date from the 1930s, so details are a little sparse.

    The flank wall was skimmed after I begged and handed over cash, so the construction is complete. I offered to paint the...
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    Thanks for all the continued advice - I'll digest...

    Thanks for all the continued advice - I'll digest it and discuss with my wife - completely agree that I don't want to lose even more face regarding a failed RICS claim.


    "What I don't understand...
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    The houses all have/had garages at the back, and...

    The houses all have/had garages at the back, and the alley runs between my and N2s house. N1 is a mid-terrace house that can use the alley to drive to their garage (they never have, and their garage...
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    Ahhh - the history - I'll keep it short...... ...

    Ahhh - the history - I'll keep it short......

    We bought the house from the children of the sadly deceased parents, so no comeback on the undeclared neighbours issue.

    The neighbours (lets call...
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    Thanks for the helpful replies - very good to...

    Thanks for the helpful replies - very good to know I'm not going mad.

    I'll start the complaint procedure now.

    (If only there was a way to complain about our neighbour - just received another...
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    RICS - valid complaint or waste of time?

    Hi - hopefully we have some knowledgeable people on here about chartered surveying. I'm certainly not classed as one!

    I'm trying to figure out if I have a valid complaint to RICS based on the...
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    Some fantastic advice and tips (perfectly timed...

    Some fantastic advice and tips (perfectly timed thread for me - thanks OP) - I've saved the Hoop link and will buy those raising boy and girl books. Things to look forward to over the upcoming years....
  23. Are there any rules about motion activated...

    Are there any rules about motion activated lights? We've got an alley way between ours and the neighbours with a (mostly - annoying mid-terracer unlocking it randomly) gate - tempted to stick a light...
  24. Nice find! I've just restored my grandad's mk2...

    Nice find! I've just restored my grandad's mk2 and had checked ebay for any mk1's on the random off chance of picking one up - maybe I should check the car boots!
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    I got 18 minutes through this - fascinating to...

    I got 18 minutes through this - fascinating to watch her sidestep all the evidence points. Great post, and Mr Tuttles reply made for some great reading and agreement. It's scary that they're trying...
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